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Group starts work on 'Island Gateway'
By Pat Copeland
If all goes according to plan, this time next year
Islanders will enjoy a beautiful new "Gateway to the
Island" on Manatee Avenue from the Anna Maria Is-
land Bridge to the traffic light at East Bay Drive.
Members of the Holmes Beach Parks and Beautifica-
tion Advisory Board will begin preparing a grant package
to apply for matching funds to design and plant the area.
Jim Chanatry, district landscape manager for the
Florida Department of Transportation, brought the grant
package to a special meeting of the group recently.
"The package includes resolutions and agreements,
plans, presentation of a theme, a description of criteria
and cost estimates," Chanatry said. "The deadline is
Feb. 1, 1999, with the meeting to rank the grants in
June. The grants will be awarded in July."
He said the city must decide the extent of the
project, which will determine the overall cost. The city
brunt of Earl
By Jim Hanson
As the crowd cheered like Super Bowlers, the tiny
turtle headed twice into the Gulf and took some of the
sting out of Hurricane Earl.
Suzi Fox, who holds the state turtle protection per-
mit for Anna Maria Island, said half of the 50 sea turtle
nests that remained on the Island were wrecked by the
water piled up here at the edge of the hurricane.
Of the 25 surviving nests, four have since hatched
babies "as healthy and happy as if nothing had hap-
Her Turtle Watch volunteers have reburied eggs
from some nests the storm disturbed. Two hatchlings
found wandering on the beach in the storm are in the
Gulf now, but the one everybody fell in love with was
the one found half in and half out of its shell.
"We kept it for three days and then released it at
sunset Sunday," said Fox. "It just dived into the water,
and we had to bring it back out so it could imprint its
birth beach, so it would know where to come in 20
years and lay its own eggs.
"It scrambled down into the water the second time,
and there was a crowd of people cheering like crazy."
Hope dimmed meanwhile for another nest that turtle
protectors have been watching since last Thursday's
storm. It is at the Sailfish Gulf Suites, 3718 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. There, manager Charles Shumate shov-
eled a foot or more of storm-shifted wet sand from atop a
nest he'd been guarding for two months.
Whether its eggs can hatch under the burden of wet
sand is doubtful, but he keeps hoping. -latching was
due Monday night, but turtles don't follow human
schedules so it could come any time this week.
"I'm beginning to think the sand suffocated them,"
he said. "But I had to give it a try anyway."
On the financial front, Turtle Watch got one yes,
one no, one maybe in its request for help from the
Holmes Beach city commissioners voted unani-
mously to give the organization $1,500 to pay some
bills that Fox has been handling from her own pocket.
The Bradenton Beach City Commission will act on the
request next Tuesday, Sept. 15.
Anna Maria City, led by Mayor Chuck Shumard,
flatly rejected the Turtle Watch request. Shumard was
chief turtle protector under the old system of moving
turtle eggs from vulnerable sites to a protected hatch-
ery, and he bitterly fought the change the state imposed
- leaving nests where the turtle put them but erecting
warning stakes and cages around them.
If the state requires cages, the state should pay for
them, he said.
will be reimbursed for half the cost up to $150,000.
"My cost estimate on the original concept is $30,000
with a three-week construction schedule," he said.
Money for signs, lights and maintenance are not
covered by the grant, he said.
Mayor Carol Whitmore said that figure is much
less than the $80,000 price tag originally given to the
city. Chanatry said the earlier estimate was very rough
and by looking at it more closely, he was able to reduce
the figure significantly.
One of the first tasks is to get the county to agree
to redesign the parking area at King Fish Ramp,
"The county must control access to the area," he
stressed. "We're looking for them to define the drive-
ways so we can plant and know that people won't run
over the plants and destroy them. If we can't get them
to do that, we'll have to avoid that as a planting area.
We need a response from them in 30 days."
Resident Louie Strickland asked if the city could
ask the county to add rest rooms and a place for boat-
ers to dump trash. Chanatry said the group should look
at the county's standards of maintenance for this type
Chanatry said he will have to study a plan designed
by resident/Master Gardener Sabine Buehler to deter-
mine if plantings conform to DOT regulations with
regard to highway safety. His original plan included
cabbage palms, grasses, and beach dune sunflowers.
"You want something simple but effective with
low maintenance," he noted.
He recommended that the city hire a landscape ar-
chitect to draw the plan to scale and give the grant
package a polished look. He said up to one percent of
the local government match, or $1,500, can be used for
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Storm washes over parts of Island; turtle nests swamped
Charlie Sh/umate raked debris and despaired overC the swamped turtle nest in ,front of Sailfish Gulf Suites.
Holmes Beach. Charlie and his wife manage the rental apartments just south ofthe Manatee County
Public Beach and volunteer for Turtle Watch of Anna Maria. He said turtle coordinator Stui Fox verified
procedures with the Florida Department of Environmnental Protection and told him the nest was too near
to hatching to be moved before Hurricane Earl, which sent high tides and waves to Anna Maria beaches
on Thursday, Sept. 3. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood
Bradenton Beach candidates
qualify next week
It's campaign time in Bradenton Beach.
Qualifying for candidates for wards 1, 2 and 4 be-
gins at noon Monday, Sept. 14, and closes at noon Fri-
day, Sept. 18. The seats are currently filled by Bill
Arnold, Gail Cole and John Chappie, all of whom have
indicated they plan to run for reelection.
Ward 1 is in the northern part of the city; Ward 2
from the 2300 block of Gulf Drive south to Seventh
Street North; and Ward 4 is in the southernmost part of SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
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are elected by all voters in the city. Those Were the Days .................................... 7
Voters go to the polls Nov. 3 to elect commissioners. Announcements ......................................... 8
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city willing to support their candidacy. Crossword puzzle.................................... 28
Commissioners are paid $500 per month.
THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
SEPTEMBER 9, 1998
II|D PAGE 2 0 SEPTEMBER 9, 1998 N THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Idea of youth curfew not too optimistic
By Morgan Hadala
Anna Maria Mayor Chuck Shumard is apparently
the only Island mayor supporting a curfew for teen-
The curfew was proposed by Shumard due to com-
plaints of vandalism by some residents. Shumard has
set a work session on the issue for Sept. 10 where all
Islanders are welcome to voice their opinions.
"Something needs to be done," said Shumard, re-
ferring to the juveniles' actions.
He said at the work session he plans to propose a
curfew of 11 p.m. on non-school nights and 10 p.m. on
school nights for kids 15 and under.
It would seem that not everyone feels the same way
about the curfew.
"It's not fair to punish everyone for a select few,"
Holmes Beach Police Chief Jay Romine said. "If kids
want to get in trouble, whether it be three in the after-
noon or three in the morning, they will find a way to
In Bradenton Beach, Mayor Connie Drescher and
Police Chief Jack Maloney say they don't have a prob-
lem with juvenile delinquency
Maloney said about a curfew, "It would just add
another law to the many we already have."
"How would you enforce a curfew?" asked
Drescher pointed out that other cities have curfews
for teens, yet no one is really sure if it is legal to have
Holmes Beach, on the other hand, might have some
juvenile incidents but, as Romine noted, "We don't
have the manpower to enforce it."
Sgt. Jim Tillner spoke for the Manatee County
sheriff's office which patrols Anna Maria. He remained
objective about the proposal and recommended that it
be done on a trial basis for six months or so, to see if
it would help.
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore, the mother
of a teen-age daughter who would be affected by a cur-
few, was not so optimistic.
"A curfew just offers a false sense of security,"
A few people pointed out that a great deal of tour-
ists come to this area with teen-age children and won-
dered how they would be affected.
Kathy Granstad, a teacher at Anna Maria Elemen-
tary School and also the parent of a teen-ager, said she
and her daughter were not in favor of the proposed
curfew. However, she pointed out that Sept. 10 is not
only the work session for the curfew, but also "Back to
School Night" at Manatee High School.
Granstad said, "I believe that lots of parents would
want to go to this meeting, but they'll have to go to the
high school function instead."
Island teen Jessie Ferguson was not in favor of a
curfew either. He didn't believe it would help alleviate
"There's nothing on the Island to do," Ferguson
Most persons interviewed gave suggestions for
alternatives to a curfew. Their ideas include:
Granstad mentioned neighborhood watches and
block captains to keep vandalism down.
Drescher said the current leeway of 10 points
should be changed. Juvenile offenders are assigned a
certain a number of points for each offense they com-
mit up to 10 points before more serious action is
taken. She suggested community service work for teens
in trouble with the law.
Whitmore suggested having the old Holmes Beach
City Hall turned into an extension of the Anna Maria
Island Community Center focusing on programs for
Suggestions made by all three police officers were
essentially the same parental involvement.
Morgan Hadala, 20, of Anna Maria, is a stu-
dent at Manatee Community College and chose to
report this area of interest for a writing assignment
for a class in mass communications. She will gradu-
ate from MCC in December and plans to attend the
University of Florida to study advertising and pub-
Holmes Beach's Grassy Point paperwork ongoing
By Jim Hanson
Prospects for turning Grassy Point into a nature
preserve and park are bright enough for the state to
begin the grant contract phase.
Rick Ashley, Holmes Beach city treasurer, has
been told by the Florida Communities Trust that it
will send the city a draft grant agreement by the end
This will start the paperwork so when money be-
comes available the program will be ready to go, he
The city has applied for money to buy 37 acres
of pristine mangrove wetlands on Anna Maria Sound
just south of.the bridge at Manatee Avenue. Esti-
mated cost is $715,350.
The site has three owners, Nora Hames. R.L.
Davis, and Martha and Lawrence Wald, represented
by Eva Ketcherside as trustee. They have not been
approached by the city, but ex-Commissioner Billie
Martini said they seem receptive to the public own-
ership idea. Martini has been the strongest and most
persistent proponent of making the property a pas-
A representative of the Trust, Grant Gehart,
went through Grassy Point last week and was so
impressed that he recommended the city's applica-
tion be expanded to include an adjacent area as well.
But that would complicate the grant, the city's
Ashley said, so that area may be sought instead as a
second phase of the project with a second Trust
grant. It has more than a dozen owners.
Grassy Point was No. 36 on the list of projects
submitted by staff to the Trust's governing board.
The board approved 33 applications for a total of
$68 million, including.the Cortez schoolhouse for
$320,000 and Riverview Pointe in west Bradenton
Grant Gehart, left, toured Grassy Point last week with Holmes Beach Public Works Director Joe Duennes, center,
and City Treasurer Rick Ashley. Gehart is with the Florida Communities Trust. Islander Photo: Paul Roat
Additional funds may be made available to the
Trust through current projects that come in under
budget or those which have fallen by the wayside be-
tween application time and grant.
One such is an old application for more than $5
million, approved for Trust grant but on another
agency's list for funding, said Anne Peery, executive
director of the Trust.
She said the Trust's board approved nine appli-
cations on a contingency basis, to be funded if
Gateway project proposed for Island entrance
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
"You need to polish the documents, draw it out to
scale and write the text for the grant," Chanatry said.
"You have to assign yourself roles and set up a sched-
ule to get this done by February."
Grant criteria include:
Appropriateness of the design for the location.
Use of native plants and wildflowers.
Local government and community support.
Use of imaginative design concepts.
Irrigation requirements to match plant needs for
Provisions for minimal impacts on traffic safely
Contribution to area-wide or regional beautifica-
Use of environmentally sensitive materials such
as solid yard waste.
Feasibility of installation and maintenance.
Holmes Beach Police Chief Jay Romine volun-
teered to write the grant and Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center Executive D)irccor Pierrette Kelly vol-
unteered to assist.
"If there ever was a perfect project, this is it,"
Chanatry said. "Put your best loot forward because this
is a competition."
money becomes available. Grassy Point is third on
If that approach fails, the city would have to
await the 1999 cycle of Trust grants.
Holmes Beach, meanwhile, is "putting together
thoughts for a management plan," said Ashley. It
may include nature trails and signage for the park,
canoe launching and parking facilities in the 29th
Street area, clearing exotic plants, and park mainte-
nance, he said.
needs support letters
The Holmes Beach Parks and Beautification
Advisory Board needs letters of support for its
"Gateway to the Island" project.
The group is applying for a grant to beautify
the area on Manatee Avenue from the Anna
Maria Island Bridge to the traffic light at East Bay
Drive. Letters will be included in the grant pack-
age to show community support for the project.
letterss should be sent to Mayor Carol
Whitmore, City of Holmes Beach, 5901 Marina
Drive. Holmes Beach FL, 34217.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 SEPTEMBER 9,1998 0 PAGE 3 Ij
Bradenton Beach to hold sales tax forum Sept. 10
Manatee County Administrator Ernie Padgett
will discuss the merits of another five-year incre-
ment for the local-option one-cent sales tax Sept. 10
at a public forum in Bradenton Beach.
The forum is sponsored by the Bradenton Beach
City Commission and will be held at city hall, 107
Gulf Drive N., beginning at 7 p.m.
The current local-option penny sales tax will ex-
pire in June 1999 unless voters approve a five-year
extension at the Nov. 3 general election.
Bradenton Beach projections for the current
sales tax indicate the city has received more than
Voters now have two local taxes to
decide on in November
By Pat Copeland
In addition to a one-cent county sales tax, vot-
ers will decide on a half-cent school sales tax at the
ballot box Nov. 3.
Manatee County School Board members voted
to place the tax on the ballot to pay for remodeling
and renovations in older schools, building new
schools and eliminating portable classrooms. The
tax is expected to raise $77 million over five years.
Tax projects slated for Anna Maria Elementary
and King Middle Schools are eliminating portables
and adding classrooms, technology and core facili-
ties. The work at each school is estimated at $1.5
million. Manatee High school is slated for $1.4
million in renovations to its art building.
The school board's decision came after
Manatee County commissioners declined to
share a proposed one-cent tax with the school
board. If approved, the county's tax will be in
effect for five and a half years and will raise $140
million to be used to fund $105 million in
Local municipalities will receive no revenues
from the school board's proposed tax but will re-
ceive 25 percent of the revenues from the county's
proposed tax. In addition, one of the county's pro-
posed projects for the revenue is to refurbish and
improve the rest rooms at the public beaches, esti-
mated at $500,000.
Coastal Cleanup help sought for Sept. 19 event
More than 1,000 volunteers are expected to
clean up the beaches on Anna Maria Island and
Palma Sola Causeway on Sept. 19, said Ingrid
McClellan, executive director of the sponsoring
Keep Manatee Beautiful,
Seeking helpers for the 1998 edition of the an-
nual event is Lynn French, who has coordinated the
cleanup for four years. She said volunteers will fan
out from four locations Anna Maria City Hall,
King Fish Boat Ramp in Holmes Beach, Beach
House restaurant in Bradenton Beach, and the north
pavilion on Palma Sola Causeway.
Cleanup workers may call 795-8272 to find their
designated area or check in at 9 a.m. Sept. 19 at any of
the four locations.
The local effort is part of the International Coastal
Cleanup, which annually has about 350,000 partici-
pants picking up millions of pounds of debris from
4,500 beaches, said McClellan.
"Marine debris isn't just an eyesore," she said. "It's
a threat to the health and safety of people and marine
life. There's a human behind every piece of debris.
People are the problem, and people are the solution
during the cleanup."
$400,000 in revenue from the tax. The city has used
the funds for infrastructure improvements, renova-
tions to city hall and purchase of equipment, includ-
ing new city vehicles.
"The extension of the sales tax for five years is
vitally important for Bradenton Beach," Mayor
Connie Drescher said.
"We have been able to hold property taxes down
in the past five years thanks to the revenue we have
received from the local-option sales tax, and the
improvements we have made may be continued if
funds from the tax extension are approved by vot-
ers," she added.
All residents and visitors are invited to attend the
forum. For more information, call 778-1005, ext.
Anna Maria City
9/9, 6:30 p.m., Planning and Zoning Board
9/10, 7 p.m., citizen forum on sales tax.
9/14, noon, qualifying for
November city election begins.
9/15, 7 p.m., first public hearing on
1998-99 city budget.
9/17, 1 p.m., city commission meeting.
9/14, 1 p.m., Planning Commission
9/15, 9 a.m., Commission work-session
9/17, 1 p.m., Board of Adjustment
S9/10, 7 p.m., Island-wide work session on
curfew for teenagers, Anna Maria City Hall.
S9/16, 7 p.m., Coalition of Barrier Island Elected
Officials. Anna Maria City Hall.
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Residents of Anna Maria to receive a raise
By Susan K. Kesselring
At last Thursday's first public budget hearing, City
of Anna Maria employees were given raises, but resi-
dents also got a tax "raise" in the form of a property tax
increase for the 1998-99 fiscal year.
Anna Maria commissioners voted unanimously to
set the millage rate at 2.0, up from the current 1.70. The
rate was determined in July as a tentative measure and
could have been decreased, but not increased. A mill
is $1 for every $1,000 of assessed property, less home-
stead exemption, if applicable.
This means residents can expect to pay 30 per-
cent more for property taxes next year. The revenue
from the millage rate will generate $511,041, up
from $380,242 for the current budget. The total bud-
get is $1,323,997, as compared to the current year's
budget of $1,354,219.
City employees received pay increases ranging
from 3.5 to 5 percent increasing total salaries $8,704
from last year. Employee health insurance is up $4,974.
The lion's share of the budget is split among the
Manatee County sheriff's office, which will receive
$323,749, though this amount is down from the cur-
rent years cost of $332,227, and the $341,500 slated
for capital improvements. A stormwater manage-
ment project is estimated to cost $180,000.
Only two groups were allocated city donations this
year. They are the Anna Maria Island Community Cen-
ter, which is slated to receive $15,000, up from $13,000
last year, and $3,000 to the Anna Maria Elementary
School for the World of Work program, to benefit chil-
dren and members of the community.
Spokesperson for WOW, Don Shroeder, asked for
$7,000 from each city and said he is expecting to re-
ceive the full amount from Longboat Key, Holmes
Beach and Bradenton Beach.
He thanked the commission for allocating $3,000
and asked them to reconsider and give the full $7,000
that was asked for.
The commission was reluctant to give the full
amount and among its reasons were Anna Maria is a
smaller city and a large percentage of taxpayer money
is already going to the school system. The limited do-
nation narrowly passed by a 3-2 vote.
Residents still have time to be heard by the com-
mission on budget matters.
The last budget hearing will be Tuesday, Sept. 22
at 7 p.m. with final adoption of the budget following
the hearing. The regular city meeting will follow at
Holmes Beach budget passes first reading
By Pat Copeland
The Holmes Beach City Commission last week
unanimously passed its 1998-99 budget on the first
reading, but once again, discussion centered around the
At the beginning of the session donations included:
Anna Maria Island Community Center -
Mote Marine $500.
Anna Maria Island Historical Society $500.
Friends of the Island Branch Library $500.
Anna Maria Island Community Center Endow-
ment Trust $1,000.
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Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce -
Sarasota Bay National Estuary Program -
Anna Maria Island Elementary School $7,000.
Keep Manatee Beautiful $500.
Holmes Beach resident Irene Flynn sparked the
discussion by making a plea for the Anna Maria Island
"Turtle Watch submitted a request for $1,500,"
Flynn said. "This is one of the hardest working groups
I've ever seen. They generate no funds. All they do is
save turtles. If they don't get the money, they can't
Commissioner Roger Lutz asked if the other Island
cities donate to the group.
Flynn said it is the first time the group has asked
for donations, because it must meet new requirements
from the Florida Department of Environmental Protec-
tion. Members have paid the expenses out-of-pocket in
the past, but are now seeking $1,500 from each Island
city and $3,000 from the county.
"A lot of the problem is caused by the DEP," Com-
mission Chairman Don Maloney pointed out. "For
years the turtles were taken to hatcheries. Then DEP
decided that we should leave them where they lay
[making them vulnerable to lights, weather, animals
and people]. I don't want to be a part of something that
justifies what I think is wrong."
Resident Jane Early supported the request and said
the commission should transfer it from one of the of the
"I feel that Chairman Maloney's comments regard-
ing turtles are a personal bias and not spoken well for
the community which you represent," resident Beverly
Commissioner Pat Geyer suggested taking $1,500
from START and giving to the Turtle Watch. The oth-
Maloney said he's heard objections from residents
about the $7,000 donation to the school to install a
"They say for every dollar they're being taxed for
the City of Holmes Beach, they're being taxed three
dollars for the schools," Maloney noted. "In their
minds it is double taxation."
Anna Maria Elementary School Principal Jim
Kronus said all four Island cities are being asked for
the same amount and although Longboat Key has
only 35 students in the school, it is in favor of the
The computer lab will be for fourth-and fifth-grade
students to learn about occupations and available jobs
and how to write resumes and get information on col-
leges and technical institutes, Kronus explained. It will
also be open to the community's adults.
"It is a one-time request for start-up money,"
Kronus noted. "It not the cake. it's the frosting. We like
to do something a little more for our children that
would give them a one-upsmanship."
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An addition to the family
The foundation for a new addition to Roser Memorial Community Church, Pine
Avenue in Anna Maria, is being poured for a narthex and portico. Office employ-
ees Kathy DeKalb and Judy Minturn observed the ground-breaking ceremony
with contractor Hondo Sunquist, Sun Contracting. The cost of the addition is
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BUDGET, FROM PAGE 4
Commissioner Luke Courtney
pointed out that the school did not re-
ceive any of the school board's one-cent
sales tax, but the city received $2 mil-
lion as its share of the money.
"This is sophisticated equipment for
little children and a minor part of the com-
munity," Early said. "Some colleges don't
even have that kind of equipment. Why'do
we have to be on the cutting edge of tech-
nology using the taxpayers' dollars? I see
it as double taxation."
Commissioners agreed to develop a
form and requirements for those re-
questing donations for next year's bud-
City Treasurer Rick Ashley ex-
plained changes he: made after receiving
direction from the commission at the
August budget work session. Changes
total an additional $191,500.
Added $90,000 to the infrastruc-
ture tax revenue because it had previ-
ously been calculated on a six-month
basis rather than a nine-month basis.
Ashley allocated $50,000 of this as the
city's match for the Bimini Bay dredg-
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the new city hall.
Added $10,000 as revenue from
the county for patrolling Manatee
County Public Beach.
Added a $500 donation for Keep
Increased estimates for rental and
occupational license tax revenues by
$11,000. Ashley allocated $6,000 of this
to utility accounts and $5,000 to the con-
Ashley asked commissioners to
make a decision regarding money for
paving from the 1997-98 budget.
"It doesn't appear that we can get
the contractor in here to get the paving
done before the end of September,"
Ashley explained. "These will be
moneys left at the end of the year, so
it will affect the cash carryover figure.
There's approximately $60,00 left be-
cause the engineering has been done."
Commissioners directed Ashley to
add the $60,000 to the paving line item
of the new budget.
On the revenue side the budget in-
cludes $860,000 in state sources,
$1,838,030 in local sources and
$2,291,887 in carryovers and reserves
for a total of $4,989,917. This is an in-
crease of $196,649 over the 1997-98
budget of $4,793,268.
On the expenditure side, the budget
$118,106 for the mayor and com-
mission, an increase of $49,800 over the
1997-98 budget of $68,306. Most of this
increase is in the contingency fund.
$777,530 for general government,
a decrease of $809,849 from the 1997-
98 budget of $1,587,379. Most of this is
because of the city hall construction in
the previous budget.
$1,013,668 for the police depart-
ment, a decrease of $43,169 from the
1997-98 budget of $1,056,837. Most of
this is due to a reduction in equipment
$1,034,240 for the public works
department, an increase of $90,537 over
the 1997-98 budget of $943,703. Most
of this is due to an increase in the beau-
tification and infrastructure line item.
$151,344 for debt service for the
new city hall.
$30,000 in grant funds from the
county to implement a local mitigation
$250,000 for the Bimini Bay
dredging which includes $50,000 each
from the Cities of Homes Beach and
Anna Maria and $150,000 in grant
$44,887 in Hagen grant funds.
$1,570,142 in carryovers and re-
The total expenditures are
The final public hearing on the bud-
get will be 7 p.m., Sept. 22.
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High houses mean
Islanders experienced another rude intrusion last
week, compliments of Hurricane Earl.
Although the minimal storm's landfall was in the
Panhandle, a storm surge pushed its way south through
the Gulf of Mexico and splashed through parts of Anna
Gulf Drive in Bradenton Beach was overwashed
with Gulf water from Gulf Drive Cafe north to the S-
curves in the 2000 block. There was also minor flood-
ing in the Sandpiper Mobile Home Park in the city.
In Anna Maria, several streets were closed due to
flooding and Gulf Drive was detoured for a short while
due to sparking electrical lines.
Holmes Beach was largely unaffected excepting
high tides over docks and seawalls briefly at high tide.
As we have said in the past, things could have been
far worse. And remember, the storm came ashore hun-
dreds of miles away from us and still resulted in
Storm surge is not something to be taken lightly.
It is a huge dome of water pushed ahead of a hurricane.
Hurricane Earl's storm surge of two or three feet, com-
pounded by high waves and the morning's astronomi-
cal high tide, meant water across the road for Islanders.
Now imagine a REALLY strong storm, with a
storm surge of 20 to 25 feet. That means trouble here,
as most of the Island's ground-level structures would
be under water.
All the way under water.
There is something in the way of good news in
association with flooded houses on the Island pro-
tection from waves and wind.
As one emergency manager mused last week,
houses on the Island should be pretty well protected in
a bad storm seeing as they'd be submerged and there-
fore shielded from the 200 mph wind.
Of course, elevated houses will be slammed with
20-foot waves and high winds the same houses that
were supposed to be protected by being high above
The question remains on how fast the storm surge
will inundate the Island if a tsunami-like wall of 30-
foot-high water crashs on the Island as opposed to, a
mild rise in sea level, wave and wind damage would be
a moot point.
Sort of brings up the old chicken-and-egg point -
which will come first, the 200 mph winds or the tidal
wave of storm surge to destroy the Island?
Let's not stick around to find out. When "the big
one" comes or comes close get off the Island.
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63rd Street debate
We do not feel the public boat ramp area on 63rd
Street was designed for, or is the proper location for
surplus portable classrooms to be used by the Coast
This area was designed as a boat ramp.You can-
not utilize this as such without adequate parking for
boat trailers and the vehicles pulling them. We have
observed on many occasions that there isn't ample
room now for trailer parking. Adding portable class-
rooms will create an even more congested parking
Having attended boating classes offered by the
CGA, we recognize the importance of the services
they provide to the community. We do not feel this
location is in the best interest of the boaters or the
local property owners in the vicinity of the 63rd
street ramp. The placing of portable buildings would
be detrimental to the surrounding property values.
We strongly recommend that city commission-
ers reject this plan. Our recommendation would be
that the CGA find a site for their classrooms in a less
congested area with ample parking spaces and away
from a residential area.
R.G. (Bob) and Nancy King, Holmes Beach
Don't close ramp fix it
The squealing of tires occurs when trailer wheels
drop off the cement edge. The hundreds of boaters
should not be denied the opportunity to use the ramp.
It's a real asset for Anna Maria.
Frank Sinnott, Anna Maria
Thank you Islander Bystander for the coura-
geous Sept. 2 editorial criticizing Anna Maria's fail-
ure to get with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer's
remaining 41-year beach renourishment program.
Your candor and courage stand out in today's revela-
tions ofjoumalistic shortcomings.
Unfortunately you belled the wrong cat. Anna
Maria's mayor wasn't born yesterday. Neither were
the county commissioners or Jack Gorzeman. Anna
Maria's previous mayor was voted out of office be-
cause of her pro-beach stand. The fault lies not with
those who can lose their jobs by taking unpopular
stands, it lies with the silent majority that allow the
minority to control the issue, when by law they
can't. Condemnation proceedings can be used, as
have been used for beaches elsewhere, when the
matter is of outstanding public good.
The 91 beachfront property owners holding out
on the easement are less than 10 percent of Anna
Maria's year-round citizens, and far less than that of
the winter Island population, not to mention the rest
of the county. Every citizen and visitor has the right
to enjoy Anna Maria's high-tide beaches, a right that
is seriously curtailed by private jetties and seawalls
as the beach erodes.
Florida's dedication this year of a $30 million
permanent annual funding source for beach
renourishment, when combined with the two-thirds
funding usually added by the federal government,
will mean that Anna Maria and Manatee County tax-
payers will join those subsidizing other beaches to
the tune of $100 million a year, while one of its
badly eroded beaches gets no help at all!
Politicians at all levels and the Corps of Engi-
neers have long memories. If Anna Maria's and
Manatee's silent majority fail to respond in time and
this opportunity is lost, Anna Maria will remain at
the bottom of the list for government help when
needed. The 1921 hurricane gnawed off the north tip
of Anna Maria Island from the Sandbar to where the
Rod and Reel Pier now stands. There were no houses
then, so no damage was recorded. But think of the
damage that will occur now with a similar storm.
Only a groundswell of calls and letters to elected
officials can make the difference in the short time
left. Failing to call or write will mean that Anna
Maria's beach will get no part of the most effective
erosion insurance possible a beach that they are
going to be paying for, and not getting.
Please, do what you can to help your readers un-
derstand the sad but inevitable consequences of si-
John Adams, Holmes Beach
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TiOSE WERE THE FAYS
Part 15, Conclusion, Turn-of-the-Century Anna Maria
by June Alder
The Hall children in 1906just before the family moved to Tampa: Edith, 9;
Bertha, 8; Miriam, 6; Luella, 5; and Clarence, 4. The homestead in the back-
ground, first house on the Island, burned up in 1915.
A PARTING GIFT
For Mary and Wilbur Hall 1906 was
a watershed year. Mary was 29, her hus-
band 42. For eight years they had
struggled to make a go of it on the Anna
Maria Island homestead her late father,
George Emerson Bean, had established
Since the couple had
settled in with their first-
born, one-year-old Edith,
Mary had given birth to five
Bertha was born in Sept.
1, 1898; Miriam on Jan. 22,
1900; and Luella on April 30,
1901. At last, on Dec. 16,
1902, Mary brought forth a
boy, Clarence (who was to Wilbur ant
become an editor of
"Reader's Digest"). He was, of course,
adored by his sisters and his parents.
Another boy was born two years
later. But to the family's great sorrow he
lived only four days. ("He was buried on
the Island the only grave as far as we
know," sister Miriam later recalled. "We
had a little funeral and our neighbors
came. We had a cross put there, but it
It was then that Mary and Wilbur
began to think of moving back to
Tampa, where the couple had met. The
primary reason was for the sake of the
The Island school was struggling.
Mazie, eldest child of Sam and Annie
Cobb, had been sent away to school. Her
brother Louis, 13, had begun a seaman's
apprenticeship on the steamers plying
Tampa and Sarasota Bays. (Two years
later he would be quartermaster on the
Gen. J.B. Carr, one of larger steamers
working Tampa Bay and would com-
mand ships in both World Wars.)
That left only three Hall youngsters
and three children of Sam Cobb's
brother Rurick, for no other young fami-
lies had yet located on Anna Maria.
There simply were not enough students
for a proper school.
Other reasons: the past winter had
been severe with several cold spells, fol-
lowed by a six-month drought which
destroyed their summer crops. The
move also would enable the Halls to
once again take up their former roles as
Salvation Army officers and rear their
children in the faith.
So when Mary's brother, Will -
who held a good position in the Tampa
post office system offered Wilbur a
job, he decided to take it
But before they packed up, a spec-
tacular event occurred. A bad storm
smacked into the island, possibly a hur-
The Bradentown Herald described
"Very severe and un-
usual weather prevailed here
on Saturday last A chilly
northeast wind with a driv-
ing and incessant rain made
it very disagreeable for out-
side traffic. Monday morn-
ing opened with a strong
southeast blow, punctuated
by heavy rain squalls.
Mary Hall "The storm continued
throughout Monday night
and up to Tuesday morning. Monday
the barometer fell 6/10, the lowest
mark recorded in years.
"It has been reported that a three-
masted schooner, laden with lumber,
became stranded on the bar at the en-
trance to Tampa Bay, but she jettisoned
her cargo and got off. The inhabitants
of Anna Maria Key have saved about
10,000 feet of the lumber and maybe
they will build the hotel of which
they've been talking."
Miriam Hall, then 6 years old, and
now the sole surviving Hall child, re-
membered the incident vividly in an
interview a few years ago:
"We were just getting ready to leave.
There was a big storm. It blew and blew
just awful and I guess there was a high
tide. We had a great, wide beach there
must have been 300 feet out in front. A
schooner had to dump its cargo of lum-
ber, and it all came around our point.
Next morning all I could see was logs,
waves and waves of them. Our shoreline
was just lined with logs, all piled up.
"They were on our property but
daddy just gave the lumber away. Mr.
Whitehead, he had a tomato farm on
School Key (Key Royale of today),
built a two-story house out there. Other
people built houses on down the bay."
The Halls left behind a legacy of
love and neighborliness. And they took
away a fondness for the Island and its
people that made them return, one by
one, later on.
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Ice cream social Friday
The Longboat Island Chapel is hosting an old-fash-
ioned ice cream social from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept.
11, at the Fellowship Hall, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive,
For more information, call 383-6491.
to be held at library
The Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, is holding AARP classes on Thursday
and Friday, Sept. 17 and Sept. 18, from 12:30 to 4:30
Participants Iulst bhe 50 cairs of age or older to take
the course, which is a refresher program that helps
older people improve driving skills and provides an
update of traffic laws.
The cost is $8 per person. Those who complete the
class may be eligible for an insurance discount. Pre-
registration is required. To register, call Les Knoll at
Yoga twice weekly
Instructor Linda Cohen, who has been practicing
yoga for 28 years and teaching for the last 12, will of-
fer two six-week yoga sessions at the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center beginning next week.
Yoga classes will be offered from 9 to 10 a.m.
Monday starting Sept. 14 or from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednes-
days beginning Sept. 16. Fee for the six weeks will be
$48 for Center members or $60 for non-members.
Relaxation, breathing techniques, posture and cor-
rect body alignment are among the advantages of yoga
practice, says Cohen. For more information, call Cohen
at 778-5460 or the Center at 778-1908.
Show off that classic auto
St. Armands Circle Association's third annual classic
antique automobile show will be held from 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at St. Armands Circle Park.
The event is open to the first 125 automobiles to reg-
ister. Registration begins the day of the event. Vehicles
must be production models between 1900 and 1973.
For more information, call Bill Carman at 388-
3561. There is no registration fee.
Democrats salute labor
The Democratic Executive Committee of Manatee
County is having its fourth annual "Salute to Labor" on
Friday, Sept. 11, at the Riverpark Hotel, 309 10th St.
The featured speaker is State Senator James
Hargrett, with greetings from labor leaders and other
democratic elected officials and candidates.
Social hours begins at 6:30 p.m. with a cash bar
and dinner following. Cost is $30. For information and
registration, call Barbara Dressler at 794-3457 or
Wilma Warren at 798-3373.
Library photo exhibit
The Island Branch Library is opening a
photo exhibit by photo-journalist David Garten
from Waitsfield, Vt., on Tuesday, Sept. 15, en-
titled "Havana Is Calling You." The exhibit will
be in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month and be
on display until Oct. 3.
A reception will be held Wednesday, Sept.
16, at 5:30 p.m. Garten's photo interests are in
Cuban culture, music and people.
For more information, call David Beaton at
779-0142, or Esperanza Gamboa at 727-6034.
The library is located at 5701 Marina Drive.
The Gulf Coast Writers will meet at 10:15 a.m.
Monday, Sept. 14, at the Island Branch Library, 5701
Marina Drive. Holmes Beach.
Bring original poems and essays to read. Visitors
For further information, call Jan Gooderham at
Artists Guild social
Local artist, Sandra Melcher, is the guest speaker at
the Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island's monthly
social at 6:30) p.m. Monday, Sept. 14, at the Church
ofthe Annunciation Fellowship Hall, 4408 Gulf
Drive, Holmhnes Beach. Melcher will display and talk
about her digital artwork. For more information.
call Zoe von Averkanmp at 778-72/6.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 SEPTEMBER 9, 1998 0 PAGE 9 IKJ
planning underway in
By Paul Roat
It's a black day for Bradenton Beach. Hurricane
Zoombah has roared up Tampa Bay, packing 200-
mph winds, and has essentially wiped out all struc-
tures in the city.
How does the city survive while rebuilding takes
Will rebuilding take place?
Those questions are some of the dark thoughts
planners and officials in the city are contemplating
in what is called post-disaster redevelopment plan-
Members of the city Planning and Zoning Board
have been meeting for several weeks to plot out a
strategy for how the city will look if a storm devas-
tates the city. They will continue to meet this month,
then turn over their findings to the city commission
and, eventually, state and federal agencies.
The federal part of the equation is important.
Federal Emergency Management Agency officials
are frowning on what they call "repetitive loss" eco-
nomic payouts unless post-disaster plans are in
place. In other words, no federal money will come
to coastal cities without a plan to avoid, or mitigate,
repeating damage from future storms.
Or, to put it more simply, the feds will pay
people for damages from fictitious Hurricane
Zoombah, but then won't offer any federally backed
insurance for rebuilding in the future.
Bradenton Beach planners, working with city
planner Bill Brisson, have begun to think about how
the city would look if it had to be rebuilt.
First off, the mobile home parks probably won't
Federal officials have come up with a rule that
mobile homes have no place on vulnerable barrier is-
lands. If 25 percent of a coastal mobile home park is
damaged by a storm, the whole park will be bought
up and razed.
Planners are looking at transforming the area of
the Sandpiper Mobile Home Park in the northern
part of the city into residential and multi-family use.
For the Pines Trailer Park off Bridge Street, the use
would be a mix of commercial and residential, tak-
ing advantage of the waterfront with perhaps boat-
ing-related motels or restaurants evident.
Another key ingredient being considered is al-
lowing higher structures to be built. City codes pro-
hibit buildings taller than 38 feet now; since almost
half of homes in the city are on non-conforming lots,
to rebuild under current codes would result in less
By adding an additional living level on houses in
a certain part of the city perhaps the interior of the
city houses could be the same size and yet main-
tain the current tax base.
Other thoughts planners are considering include:
Retention of the commercial sections of the
city to maintain a viable tax base for city govern-
ment to continue to operate. The business districts
will remain the same size as currently exist.
If city hall is destroyed, the city should con-
sider relocating the building near the police depart-
ment and creating a municipal complex with police,
administration and public works in one area. The
present city hall site should be sold and the revenue
from the sale used to design and build the new mu-
Commercial and residential mixed use should
An interest-bearing account should be estab-
lished now to fund post-disaster redevelopment.
In the event of a disaster, a policy should be de-
veloped to allow for automatic time extensions to al-
low for rebuilding damaged structures.
A policy should be developed to expedite per-
mitting for reconstruction and redevelopment in the
event of a disaster.
Utilities should be replaced underground where
Another meeting on post-disaster redevelopment
is scheduled by the Planning and Zoning Board for
Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 6:30 p.m. at city hall, 107
Gulf Drive N..
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Bertha L. Gammon
Bertha L. Gammon, 86, of Anna Maria, died
Sept. 2, at home.
Born in Garner, Iowa, Mrs. Gammon came to
Manatee County from Frostproof in 1996. She was
a retired cook for the Polk County school system.
She was a member of Frostproof United Methodist
Church and a member of the Frostproof Women's
Services were held in Frostproof. Burial will be
in Silver Hill Cemetery, Frostproof. Brown and Sons
Funeral Home, 43 rd Street Chapel, is in charge of
She is survived by two sisters, Florence A.
Renner of Frostproof and Hilda R. Horning of
Wauchula; and two brothers, the Rev. Emil A. Kipp
of Brownville and Carl I. Kipp of Anna Maria.
Thomas Herman Patton
Thomas Herman Patton, 92, of Holmes Beach,
died Sept. 5, at IHS of Bradenton.
Born in Newcastle, Pa., Mr. Patton came to
Manatee County from State College, Pa., 14 years
ago. He was director of Agriculture and Home Eco-
nomics Extension at Pennsylvania State University
for 40 years. He was a member of the Alpha Zeta and
Alpha Gamma Rho Professional Agricultural Frater-
nities, Gamma Sigma Delta Agricultural Society, a
50-year member of the B.P.O. Elks in State College,
past president of the State College Kiwanis Club and
served as lieutenant governor of the Kiwanis dis-
He was a member of United Presbyterian
Church, State College. He was also past president of
the Alpha Omicron Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi
national honorary extension fraternity, life member
of Penn State Alumni Association and a member of
the Nittany Lions Club.
Mr. Patton graduated from Penn State University
in 1930 and received his master's degree at Harvard
University in 1951.
There will be no visitation. Services will be held
at a later date in State College, Pa. Griffith-Cline Fu-
neral Home is in charge of arrangements. Burial will
be in State College, Pa.
Memorial contributions may be made to
Neshannock United Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Fund, 37 Fairground Road, New Castle PA 16101.
He is survived by 19 nieces and nephews.
John C. Snow
John C. Snow, 49, of Holmes Beach, died Sept.
4, in Blake Medical Center.
Born in Alton, N.H., Mr. Snow moved to Mana-
tee County from Charlotte, N.C., eight years ago. He
was the owner and operator of Island Rental Service
in Holmes Beach, and a member of the Longboat
Key and Anna Maria Island chambers of commerce.
He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam
Service was held Monday, Sept. 7, at St. Bernard
Catholic Church, Holmes Beach. There was no visi-
tation. Griffith-Cline Funeral Homes was in charge
He is survived by his wife, Cheri; two daughters,
Jessica of Belmont, N.H., and Kimberly of Pem-
broke, N.H.; a sister, Alberta Houk of Barnstead,
N.H.; three brothers, Raymond of Canterbury, N.H-.,
William, of Alton and Robert of Dover, N.H.; and
his parents, William and Ruth of Canterbury.
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Fall teen programs at Community Center
The Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, has a variety of teen pro-
grams being offered this fall. Teens participating in these
programs earn points that can be redeemed for a field trip
to Paintball, Busch Gardens, or a Pro-sports game.
The teen boys will meet at 6 p.m. every Tuesday
to plan activities. Every other Tuesday, the group will
be taking a field trip.
The teen boys will also meet at 6 p.m. every Thurs-
day for a group discussion focusing on teen issues.
The teen girls programs will meet from 4 to 8 p.m.
every Wednesday. The focus will be on teen issues and
planning for future events.
The teen girls will also meet every Friday from 6 to
9 p.m. and will go on field trips, have cooking classes, etc.
Teens are invited to Hip Hop Basketball every
Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. Pizza and soft drinks will be
provided. Music is played, so teens are encouraged to
Beginning Friday, Sept. 18, the Center will offer a
free bus ride to Manatee High School home football
games for all teens ages 11 to 16. Anyone interested
must sign up one week in advance as space is limited
to the first 25 students.
All teens will participate in a beach clean up for
"Better Manatee Day," on Saturday, Sept. 19. Teens
must be at the Center by 10:30 a.m.
An intramural flag football league for teens begins
Saturday, Sept. 19. The games will be played every
Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. The league is open to all
teens ages 11 to 16 and will run through November.
There will be a meeting to plan the league at 6
p.m.Tuesday, Sept. 15. Anybody interested in joining
the league must attend the meeting.
Call Sue or Seth at 778-1908 for questions about
Anna Maria code draft killed by commission
By Susan K. Kesselring
A lengthy code enforcement draft that contained
measures for higher fees and stiffer penalties for of-
fenses, such as putting your trash can out prematurely,
was thrown out by Anna Maria city commissioners at
the Aug. 25 meeting.
Members of the Planning and Zoning Board met
Monday, Aug. 24, and voted unanimously to deny the
Public Works Director Phil Charnock told board
members at the Aug. 24 planning and zoning meeting
that the draft was modeled after the City of Bradenton's
code enforcement ordinance. Charnock said, "We
shouldn't need a code enforcement board for a town of
1,500 people, but our calls are overwhelming."
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Under the proposed ordinance, a person would
have to pay $175 before he or she could contest the
offense. Board member John Michaels said that was
The City of Anna Maria had a code enforcement
board but it has been disbanded. Chairman Tom Turner
said he thinks this new ordinance would be "gross over-
kill" and that the matter has come up now as a result of
the old board not doing its job.
Turner also said there were few contested offenses
and citizen complaints brought before the old board,
and the small amount that was brought before the board
took too much time to enforce. By the time a hearing
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was scheduled, the offense was dated or corrected, he
Vice Chairman Jimmy Nichols said that way the
new draft ordinance would give a board more author-
ity, which would require policing and a clerk for re-
cording. He feared this would create a need for a paid
Charnock said citizens could volunteer for code
enforcement or the mayor could appoint people to
serve on the board.
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pay for," and volunteers wouldn't make good code
In another matter, the board voted unanimously in
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Fire department EMS service moving ahead
By Pat Copeland
Manatee County officials are moving ahead with
a plan to involve local fire districts in delivering emer-
gency medical service.
County and fire district officials have been meet-
ing regularly to discuss issues of mutual interest. The
potential for the fire districts to aid in delivering EMS
has been a central issue, especially in outlying areas
such as Anna Maria Island and Myaaka City.
"Through our dialogue these past few months,
we've reached a comfort level with each other and are
ready to move into this," Manatee County Administra-
tor Ernie Padgett said.
The county's.former public safety director, Mike
Latessa, opposed any involvement of the fire districts
in EMS, but the new public safety director, Karen
Windon, and the new EMS Chief, Mark Edenfield,
welcome the idea.
Last week, Edenfield presented a plan to imple-
ment a study to develop the concept.
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favor of revising an old ordinance that deals with flood
A requirement deleted from the section of city code
that states any construction below the coastal construc-
tion line must be moved inland of the city's setback
line, which meant anyone with property seaward of the
coastal construction line would be in violation of flood
Charnock said that section of the ordinance was
deleted because it was not practical, as many houses
exist inland of the city's setback line.
A state building permit must be obtained, and once
the application is reviewed and a permit is issued, the
city of can then issue its permit. Approval from the
State of Florida is required foremost, because the Fed-
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responsible for tracking fire department personnel's cer-
tifications, skill proficiency, and so forth.
Grant ALS [advanced life support] skill privi-
leges to current fire department paramedics through the
guidance, participation and direction of the county's
Develop a standard patient care report to be used
by all participating fire agencies.
Edenfield stressed that participating fire districts
must operate under the license and direction of the
county's medical director, Dr. David Nonell, for con-
sistency and accountability.
"The reason we're saying that is because the para-
medics in the fire departments who are willing to par-
ticipate must meet the same criteria that our paramed-
ics meet," he noted.
Stage II objectives include:
Determine areas of need for priority implemen-
Establish ALS equipment and personnel in key
areas of the community.
Evaluate and revise the plan as needed.
"This is an extremely positive step and I think only
good things will come out of it," Anna Maria/West
Side Fire Chief Andy Price said. "There are a lot of
specific issues we need to develop further. Our district
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Anna Maria fire commissioners last week
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cellular phone tower at Station 2 in Cortez. The
150-foot monopole will replace the fire district's
Commissioners also approved an interlocal
agreement with the City of Holmes Beach. The
fire district will pay 25 percent of the cost to in-
stall and operate an irrigation well on the city's
property in exchange for using it to irrigate Sta-
tion 1 adjacent to the property.
The laser lightshows featured for September at the
Bishop Planetarium, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton, include
the new premiere of the Dave Matthews Band shown on
Friday and Saturday, Sept. 18 and 19 at 9 and 10:30 p.m.
Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" will be shown
Friday and Saturday, Sept. 25 and 26, at 9 p.m., and "The
Wall" can be seen at 10:30 p.m. on those same days. Ad-
mission is $5.50 for adults and $3.50 for 12 and younger.
"Bear Tales and Other Grizzly Stories" is a special
children's show shown at the planetarium during Sep-
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$7.50 for adults, and $3.50 for children. Seniors pay $6.
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All's well that
By Susan K. Kesselring
To the dismay of parents and faculty, the children of
Anna Maria Elementary School were without a health aide
the first week of school and the vacant position left admin-
istrators scrambling to correct the problem.
The full-time health aide was in the past funded by
the Manatee County Health Department. Department
officials had forewarned the school in past months that
they were making cuts, but at the time were not sure if
the position at the school would be affected.
The school's health support aide, Debbie Gomes,
learned a week before school started that her position
had been cut.
She immediately notified Principal Jim Kronus and
he called his supervisors. He was assured that the
school would be given a permanent health aide, though
the position was not likely to be filled until after the
board met on Sept. 8.
In the meantime, the Parent-Teachers Organization
co-presidents Joyce Carp and Paula Bryant banded to-
gether a team of volunteers consisting mostly of par-
ents who gave of their time to fill in as substitute health
aides the first week of school.
Bryant said Harry Kinnan, who is district represen-
tative for the school board and the chairman, recog-
nized the urgency of the situation and was instrumen-
tal in returning Gomes to her position as the schools
health aide on Monday, Aug 31. She was given a tem-
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trained in the health field, such as Sheila Oberhofer who
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volunteered her time the first day of school.
Oberhofer is an emergency medical technician and
volunteer for the Holmes Beach Fire Department. She said
children came to school the first day with inhalers and
epipens epipens are used for epileptic seizures and
this alarmed her because volunteers without the proper
training in administering these drugs wouldn't know what
doses, or increments should be given.
Kronus said the medication was administered by
him or other staffers who are trained in such matters.
Gomes hopes the school board will make her po-
sition permanent at the next board meeting. Her posi-
tion keeps her busy, she said. In the course of a day, she
examines 40 to 50 children, though most of their prob-
lems are head checks, tummy-aches and cuts and
bruises from the playground.
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volunteerism spirit of PTO members, concerned staff
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Two-county storm cooperation taken to new levels
By Jim Hanson
Anna Maria Island is fortunate in having a strong
new program and a professional who knows how to
And. she and her husband may be the only mar-
ried couple specializing in emergency management
in the U.S.
She is Laurie Feagans, emergency planning direc-
tor for Manatee County and wife of Sarasota County
Emergency Management Chief Gregg Feagans.
The program is the new state-funded plan to "cre-
ate local mitigation strategy" to deal with emergencies,
concentrating on but not limited to hurricanes. The
focus.is to "unite public and private people in each
community to analyze risks, set priorities and establish
eligibility for financial aid in a disaster," she said.
All three Anna Maria municipalities have begun
organizing, with funds allocated on the basis of popu-
The funding and working groups for each city:
$15,000 for Anna Maria City, Public Works Director
Phil Charnock and assistant Anne Beck; $15,000 for
Bradenton Beach, police Sgt. John Cosby; $30,000 for
Holmes Beach, City Commission Chairman Don
Maloney. Other beneficiaries are Palmetto $15,000,
Bradenton $30,000 and unincorporated Manatee
Feagans will help the working groups draft local
programs and priorities, which will then go to the gov-
erning bodies of the cities and Manatee County for
approval and final overall coordination.
She points out that the Island is a high-risk area, "in
evacuation category A in anticipation of a hurricane
surge," along with other such vulnerable areas as mo-
bile home settlements.
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"the most important factor in my office." Then he
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"Marriage was the dumbest thing 1 could have
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Laurie went to work tor the Sarasota County sher-
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Came back, actually. A native of Long Island and
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They try to leave the office at the office. Laurie
said, keeping their profession out of the conversation
unless something comes up that's too interesting to let
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Aug. 24, disturbance, 100 block of Hammock
Road. The subjects got into a verbal confrontation and
one left for the day.
Aug. 25, criminal mischief, 100 South Bay Blvd..
Anna Maria City Pier. The complainant reported an
unknown person damaged the door to the men's room
beyond repair. Damages were $400.
Aug. 30, domestic disturbance, 300 block of Tar-
pon. The subjects were arguing over the use of the
phone and an alarm clock and one agreed to leave for
Aug. 31, trespass warning, 10002 Gulf Drive,
Bortell's. The subject was disruptive and would not
leave and was issued a trespass warning, said the re-
Aug. 27, possession of cocaine, possession of
marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, DWLS, 1900
block of Gulf Drive South. The officer on patrol
stopped the subject for careless driving. When the of-
ficer asked for the driver's license and registration, the
passenger and owner of the vehicle, Kelly W. Green,
30, of Sarasota, opened the glove box.
The officer said he observed a small marijuana
pipe and Green was placed in custody. During a vehicle
search, the officer said he found a partially burned
marijuana cigarette and a hag of cocaine. A check on
the subject showed his license was suspended and he
was placed in custody.
Aug. 27, battery, 2000 Gulf Drive, Bungalow
Beach Resort. The complainant reported the subject
was hired to do construction work on the resort and
called to request payment prior to completion of the
work. The complainant said he would not pay the sub-
ject until all the work was done. He said the subject
came to the resort, demanded payment and pushed him.
The subject said the complainant was the aggressor and
attempted to strike him with a plastic pipe.
SAug. 29, battery on a law enforcement officer,
resisting with violence, loitering and prowling, 700 to
900 block of Gulf Drive North. The officer on patrol
observed the subject riding a bicycle out of the Seventh
Street shopping plaza. The officer said he tried to ap-
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The officer asked the subject for his identification
and what he was doing near a closed business at this
hour. The officer said the subject said, "Leave me
alone," dropped the bicycle and swung at him. The
officer blocked the punch and pursued the subject, who
ran down I Ith Street and jumped into the bay.
A sheriff's office air patrol unit responded and lo-
cated the subject 1.000 feet out in the bay and a K-9
unit responded and ordered him out of the water. He
was placed in custody. The officer noted there have
been several break-ins to businesses and vending ma-
chines in the area recently, and earlier in the evening
he had a call about a prowler matching the description
of the subject.
Aug. 29. burglary to an automobile, Cortez
Beach. The victim reported an unknown person broke
into the vehicle and removed $364 in cash, a camera
valued at $160 and sunglasses valued at $75.
Aug. 30, theft, 2310 Gulf Drive, Shell Cove con-
dominium. The victim reported an unknown person
removed a canoe valued at $250 from behind the resi-
dence. The canoe was located the next day by the Coast.
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will hold its monthly Web Page Design/Internet
informational seminar at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept.
15, at the Chamber office, 6854 Gulf of Mexico
Drive, Longboat Key. There is not charge for the
The monthly networking luncheon is from
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Aug. 31, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach. The victim reported an unknown person re-
moved $120 and a credit card from her wallet.
*Aug. 28, theft, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee County
Public Beach. The victim reported an unknown person
removed a beach bag, sunglasses, a car key, a cooler
and a towel valued at $140.
Aug. 28, code violation, 100 block of 72nd Street
on the beach. The complainant reported a suspicious
vehicle on the beach and the officer found the vehicle
stuck in the sand. The intoxicated subject was sitting in
the driver's seat with the keys in his pocket. When the
officer asked the subject for his driver's license, he
gave the officer a Pennsylvania license.
The officer did a Florida driver's license check and
found the subject's license was suspended numerous
times for DUI and other traffic offenses. The officer
confiscated the Pennsylvania license, had the vehicle
towed and issued a summons.
Aug. 29, battery, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn. The
victim reported he met a woman who said she had no
place to stay and he let her stay at his residence for a few
days. He said while he was in the bar, the woman's boy-
friend began to question him about her stay and they went
outside to talk. He said the discussion turned into an ar-
gument and the boyfriend pushed him and he fell and hit
his head on the sidewalk, then fled the scene. A witness
gave the same story. The victim filed an affidavit and the
officer filed a probable cause affidavit.
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Aug. 29, code violation, 81st Street beach. The
complainant reported subjects drinking beer. The of-
ficer responded and found a beer bottle in a foam cooler
beside an empty lawn chair. He dumped the beer and
placed the empty cooler in the chair as a hint to the
Aug. 29, noise from a loud party, 500 block of
Aug. 30, assistance, Longboat Pass. A boater re-
ported an injured manatee and calf surrounded by boat
traffic in Longboat Pass. The officer tried to contact the
Longboat Key police, the Florida Marine Patrol and
Mote Marine, who said they were unable to respond.
The officer responded and cleared the boat traffic and
noted that the injuries appeared minor. He contacted
Longboat Key police to check on the manatees later in
Aug. 31, burglary to an automobile, 600 Mana-
tee Ave. The victim reported an unknown person broke
into the vehicle and removed stereo components, a
pager, sunglasses. CDs and a CD case valued at $4,353.
Aug. 31, burglary to an automobile. 3700 block
of Sixth Avenue. The victim reported an unknown per-
son broke into the vehicle and removed a CD player
valued at $350.
Aug. 31, theft of $20 in gasoline, 3015 Gulf
Sept. 2, disturbance, 7500 block of Palm Drive.
The subjects had been drinking and had an argument
and one agreed to stay elsewhere for the night.
Sept. 2, suspicious. 3214 East Bay Drive, Island
Rental. The complainant, a U-Haul employee, reported
he found a stolen U-Haul trailer in front of Island
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name but had U-Haul identification under the fenders.
The complainant said U-Haul's serial numbers
were ground off and a new serial number was stamped
on the tongue. The complainant located a small tube
under the trailer that contained the U-Haul registration.
He also stated that no U-Haul trailers of this type were
sold to the public.
The owner of Island Rental said he purchased the
trailer from an individual in New Hampshire. The reg-
istration number was found to be for another trailer.
Police authorized the complainant to take possession of
SSept. 3, fraud, 600 block of Key Royale Drive. The
victim reported he gave the suspect a $1,925 deposit to
build a pool cage and the suspect said work would begin
in six weeks. Six weeks later the victim said he called the
suspect and was advised the work would begin the follow-
ing week. He said he phoned the suspect daily for several
months but the work was not started.
The victim said he filed a complaint with the Bet-
ter Business Council and was told by them there were
other complaints against the suspect. The victim con-
tacted a sheriff's office detective who is investigating
other complaints against the suspect. The detective
advised the victim to file a complaint with Holmes
Beach police, who filed a capias on the suspect.
Sept. 3. vandalism, 300 block of 58th Street. The
victim reported an unknown person scratched his ve-
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The stories these guys can tell
Ran into an old friend the other day and her new-
to-me husband. We were chatting and the topic got
around to books as it often does, I've got to admit
- which in turn got me thinking about some environ-
mentally interesting, not-necessarily mainstream good
reads that may be of interest.
I'm not going to go into the classics, like
Marjorie Stoneman Douglas's "River of Grass" or
Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring." The novels I'll
mention are more along the lines of fun beach reads
that usually have some kind of eco-message. Here
are a few of my favorites.
Without question one of the best collective works
on Florida, development, environment and the interac-
tion of those interests was penned by the late Sarasota
author John D. MacDonald.
"Condominium" is a wonderful tale of greed and
developer corruption in construction practices that has
to make every condo dweller just a little bit uncomfort-
I suppose my favorite is "A Flash of Green"
though, probably because it's a story of a reporter try-
ing to save the bay. In fact, the story is based on a real-
life struggle in Saras6ta between environmental groups
and a development consortium that tried to dredge and
fill Sarasota Bay.
The title comes from the mysterious green flash
that occasionally lights up the western sky at sunset, by
There's a great quote in the book, too, from a
woman who lived most of her life on or next to the fic-
tional Grassy Bay. The topic is the pending develop-
ment of much of the bay for housing, and she says:
"I'm 84 years old, and I've been watching the
bay of an evening for 74 years. I'm not tired of look-
ing at it. I just don't know how I'll be at looking at
houses. I've got the feeling they won't hold my in-
MacDonald, too, looked at the bay for much of
his successful writing career from his waterfront
home on north Siesta Key. At his death in Decem-
ber 1986 he had published 78 books and countless
That title has been proffered upon Ft. Myers nov-
elist Randy Wayne White. A prolific writer of articles
- he's in "Men's Journal" magazine now, and was at
one time a regular contributor to "Outside" magazine
- White is also the author of five novels and a book
of short non-fiction articles.
Well, that's not really accurate. White also wrote
a bunch of pulp books under a couple different pseud-
onyms that his agent won't let him talk about, rightly
so because, well, they're pretty bad.
White is probably my favorite Florida author. His
character, Doc Ford, is a marine biologist and former
governmental operative. The Southwest Florida themes
and Southwest Florida critters in his books are terrific.
"Sanibel Flats" was White's first novel under his
own name and is a terrific read. Probably my favorite
was his fourth book "Captiva." All are good.
There's an interesting bit of eco-trivia woven
into White's stories that appears to be accurate. For
instance, in one book, his character starts research on
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yellow sponges and discovers they have the poten-
tial of taking murky water and transforming it into
gin-clear liquid in minutes.
I got to thinking about yellow sponges, remember-
ing that when I was younger there were a lot of them
in Sarasota Bay and now they're pretty scarce. The bay
was a lot clearer then, too, and it got me thinking that
maybe White was on to something.
I was sipping a beer with a scientist friend not too
much later and asked him about it. Yep, it's true, he
said: sponges do seem to filter out sediments in the
water column and yep, there aren't many left in
Maybe science can follow literature this time and
we can get started on growing sponges to clean up the
... and then there's Hall
James W. Hall is another great Florida writer, with
eight books out of his typewriter (computer?) and an-
other due any week now. In a recent interview, Hall
said he and the character found in most of his novels,
Thorn, were going through a "trial separation."
Hall said he'd grown tired of the guy and wanted
to write about other things. It's kind of obvious he was
starting to despise his character Thorn keeps getting
progressively more and more beaten in the books. In
the last, "Red Sky At Night," he even puts him in a
wheelchair for most of the novel.
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More than a decade ago a little known author
named Tristan Jones came to town for a sail regatta. I
hadn't read anything by him then, and missed meeting
him. I've regretted it ever since.
Jones has written a score of autobiographical novels
about his blue-water experiences. His "credits" include
serving in the Royal Navy during World War II, where he
was sunk three times before he turned 18. He's crossed the
Atlantic under sail more than 20 times, nine of them solo.
He's also sailed more than 26,000 miles since his left leg
was amputated at the thigh.
To call him tough is probably an understatement.
Consider this: in 1959 he decided to set the world
record for sailing a boat close to the North Pole. He and
his three-legged, one-eyed Labrador set off, got trapped
in the ice and spent 366 days marooned. He missed the
record for sailing closest to the North Pole, but did have
to shoot an attacking polar bear in the mouth with a
flare gun during his adventures.
It may take some digging, but most of the authors
mentioned have books still in print. MacDonald's
Travis McGee collection is being slowly reissued, and
copies of those and others are available in used book
stores or at libraries.
If you've got a favorite, let me know. I'm always
on the lookout for good stories.
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and broadcasts the songs to listeners. Scientists believe
there are about 750 whales along the British Columbian
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for finding the marine mammals.
in the great
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By Capt. Mike Heistand
Stormy weather has kept offshore anglers in port,
but hasn't seemed to hamper backwater fishing. Expect
good catches of redfish, trout or snapper in the bays,
with mackerel still moving through the passes. Al-
though it's a little early for flounder, there are still re-
ports of some big flatties being reeled in.
Fishers at the Rod and Reel Pier report good
catches of snook and some 14-inch mangrove snapper.
Bait is scarce because of murky water caused from all
the rain and wind.
Anglers at the Anna Maria City Pier are reeling
in some late-season tarpon, good-sized mangrove snap-
per at 16 inches and a few mackerel.
Annie's Bait & Tackle said that Capt. Zack on the
Dee Jay II said he's been focusing on snook and red-
fish with good results.
Capt. Dave Pinkham on the Legend said he's been
fishing about 12 miles offshore and bringing back nice-
sized black grouper and snapper and a few sharks.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair said he's
finding redfish in Terra Ceia Bay, gray and speckled
trout in Tampa Bay and some good-sized flounder.
Capt. Rick Gross is catching lots of keeper reds,
a bunch of small linesiders plus a few keepers, and
On my boat Magic we're catching redfish up to 30
inches and lots of slot-limit spotties. Other action in-
cludes a few keeper snook and some nice-sized trout.
Capt. Tom Chaya said he's putting his charters on
mangrove snapper and mackerel.
Capt. Glenn Corder on the Deep South said off-
shore fishing has been slow due to the weather, but he's
still catching grouper and snapper when he can get out.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said morning
mackerel are the best bet off local piers. Redfish are a
J.D. Halner of Bradenton hoists his 38-inch, 27-pound
snook caught offAnna Maria's Rod & Reel Pier.
good bet for wade fishers in the flats, and snapper are
still plentiful near the bridges. Offshore action has been
slow due to bad weather, though.
At the South Skyway Fishing Pier, anglers are
reporting mackerel in the morning, flounder and snap-
per in the afternoon plus small sharks and big jacks.
Good luck and good fishing.
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By Kevin P. Cassidy
Smith rockets IFC past
Island Football Club took a hard-fought 1-0 deci-
sion over Toro Meza in a game that showcased the
sometimes physical nature of soccer.
Leading the way for IFC was man-of-the-match
Lance Bieker, who twice rocked the crossbar with
headers off of services from right-winger Richie Bell,
and was the focal point of the attack for the Islanders
throughout the match.
Also playing well for IFC was the goalie tandem
of Scott Lindsey and Shawn Dibble, who each played
a half, and defenders Brett McIntosh, Mike Collins,
Tony Louis-Charles and Matt Bowers. Offensive
standouts included Augusto Solano, Nick LeDuc, Bill
Romberger and Andy Smith, who scored the only goal
of the game.
The game was a contrast of styles as Toro Meza re-
peatedly tried to beat the IFC defense with long, loop-
ing, through passes to its strikers but time and time
again, the IFC defense turned them away. The few
times that Toro Meza got themselves into position, they
were denied by IFC goalies Lindsey and Dibble.
Meanwhile, IFC played more of a possession
game, content to patiently work the ball out of its end
with short passes on the ground. The Islanders' short-
coming was getting off shots, as they positioned them-
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tennis, active associations and fully equipped clubhouses.
Prices start at $49,900. Call Karen Lohse 751-1155.
PERFECTLY PRICED $149,900 3BR/2BA turnkey furnished
condo including washer and dryer. Two pools available.
#1B29305. Call Connie Volts or Karin Stephan 751-1155.
LOVELY CANAL HOME 3BR/3BA, new master bed-
room wing, new AC, new kitchen and lots of tile.
Canal with dock and no bridge to bay. Fruit trees and
tile roof. Great home! $259,000. Call Sverre "Steve"
Lunder at 751-1155 #1B90812SL.
WINTER & SUMMER RATES
CONDOS HOUSES DUPLEXES
ASK FOR CONNIE VOLTS
OR BOB LOHSE
I aM. -a 9ae wh i'tm tslyuh elsiwtac p y ..h..e.am
played a cross to Bieker on right wing. Bieker sent the
ball into Merrill, who got his foot on the ball, sending
it to Smith at the top of the box. Smith settled the ball
before unleashing a scintillating shot past the goal
keeper for what became the game-winning goal.
The IFC defense held Toro Meza at bay for the
PLEASE SEE SOCCER, NEXT PAGE
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subject to the Fair Housing Act,
which makes it illegal to advertise
"any preference, limitation or dis-
crimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap,
familial status or national origin, or intention to make any
such preference, limitation or discrimination." Familial
status includes children under age of 18 living with par-
ents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people se-
curing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will
not knowing accept any advertising for real estate which
is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed
that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are avail-
able on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of dis-
crimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777, for the
hearing impaired (TDD) 1-800-543-8294.
"Wir Sprechen Deutsch"
NEW QUALITY BUILT
3BR/2BA, 1,900 sq. ft. lush land-
scape, central vac, other up-
grades, four covered porches.
CALL FOR OPEN SCHEDULE
i ~ OR SEE BY APPOINTMENT.
$279,900. 778-5427 after hours.
SUN PLAZA WEST 2BR/2BA Gulf view. Amenities. $175,000.
WHITE AVENUE Deeded beach access. 3BR/2BA, one-story,
large landscaped lot, immaculate, charm, $380,000. 778-5427
EXCEPTIONAL 2BR/2BA condo with carport. $126,000. 795-
6216 after hours.
CANALFRONT 4BR/3BA elevated, large family home $395,000.
778-0167 after hours.
LOT 9,427 square feet. Palm Harbor Subdivision. $108,500.
10 ACRES with house. Zoned PDR. Near golf courses.
$235,000. 795-6216 after hours.
STYLING SALON Eight stations. Owner anxious $39,000 OBO.
LOT C-2 100x90 Walk to beach $150,000.
SAND & SEA VILLAS, SUN PLAZA, WESTBAY COVE,
MARTINIQUE, Homes Anna Maria, Peridia and others.
5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
Picture schedule for Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center's soccer jamboree
9 a.m. Longboat Observer
9:15 a.m. H.E. Inc.
9:30 a.m. Bealls Outlet
9:45 a.m. Mr. Bones
10 a.m. Palm Tree Villas
10:15 a.m. Bridge Street Cafe
10:30 a.m. Oden Hardy Construction
10:45 a.m. B & M Cooling & Heating
11 a.m. Air & Energy
11:15 a.m. Holmes Beach Mini Storage
11:30 a.m. Beach Bistro
11:45 a.m. West Coast Refrigeration
12 p.m. Jessie's Island Store
12:15 p.m. Galati's
12:30 p.m. Harry's Continental Kitchens
12:45 p.m. Island Real Estate
1 p.m. Island Animal Clinic
1:15 p.m. Ben Webb Landscaping
1:30 p.m. Island Pest Control
1:45 p.m. Lapensee Plumbing
2 p.m. Handy Trac Systems
SOCCER, FROM PAGE 20
remainder of the match ending the Islanders summer
season with a 6-1-3 record. The win gives IFC momen-
tum as they head into the start of Suncoast Soccer
IFC kicks things off next Sunday, Sept. 13, when
the team travels to St. Petersburg to take on Deportivo
Lima at 11 a.m. at Puryear Park.
If you want to come out and support the locals, the
team caravanwill be leaving Albertson's on Manatee
GulfStream & Smugglers Cove
Resorts on Anna Maria Island
1 .410 ...- f
Rent a luxurious, fully-furnished vacation home at
Anna Maria's only Gold Crown resort offering studios
to two bedroom, two bath units. From our private
beach to our dock on the bay, we have award-winning,
professionally-designed interiors. Heated pool, 17-per-
son Jacuzzi. Fully-equipped kitchens, color TV with
cable, microwave, VCR, waasher/dryer and barbecue grill.
For reservations call (941) 778-6667
or toll free 1-800-851-8451 visit our web white at
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Soccer jamboree schedule
Here is the schedule for the seventh annual kick-off of this year's soccer season at Anna Maria Island Com-
Division II (big field)
10 to 10:20 a.m. Longboat Observer vs -I.E. Inc.
10:30 to 10:50 a.m. Bealls Outlet vs H-1.E. Inc.
11 to 11:20 a.m. Longboat Observer vs Mr. Bones
11:30 to 11:50 a.m. B & M Cooling vs Bealls Outlet
Noon to 12:20 p.m. B & M Cooling vs Mr. Bones
12:30 to 12:50 p.m. Air & Energy vs West Coast Refr.
1 to 1:20 p.m. Jessie's Island Store vs Air & Energy
1:30 to 1:50 p.m. West Coast Refr. vs Jessie's Island Store
Division I (big field)
2 to 2:20 p.m. Island Real Estate vs Island Animal Clinic
2:30 to 2:50 p.m. Island Real Estate vs Ben Webb Landscaping
3 to 3:20 p.m. Island Animal Clinic vs Island Pest Control
3:30 to 3:50 p.m. Lapensee Plumbing vs Ben Webb Landscaping
4 to 4:20 p.m. Lapensee Plumbing vs Handy Track Systems
4:30 to 4:50 p.m. Island Pest Control vs Handy Trac Systems
Division III (small field)
11 to 11:20 a.m.
11:30 to 11:50 a.m.
Noon to 12:20 p.m.
12:30 to 12:50 p.m.
1 to 1:20 p.m.
1:30 to 1:50 p.m.
.2 to 2:20 p.m.
Palm Tree Villas vs Bridge St. Cafe
Bridge St. Cafe vs Oden Hardy Contruction
Palm Tree Villas vs Oden Hardy Construction
Holmes Beach Mini Storage vs Beach Bistro
Galati's vs Holmes Beach Mini Storage
Harry's Cont. Kitchen vs Beach Bistro
Harry's Cont. Kitchen vs Galati's
Avenue at 9:15 a.m. For more information call me at
The Anna Maria Island Community Center is hav-
Great opportunity for business venture. Prime corner
property featuring 166 x 145 feet of road frontage.
Easy access and ample parking. Building offers spa-
cious house with large rooms and two-car garage.
Separate 1BR/1BA apartment. Zoned R.O.R. in the
city of Anna Maria. Call for more details! $285,000.
ing a fundraising family dinner that benefits its recre-
ational youth soccer league Friday, Sept. 11, 6 to 8 p.m.
The season-opening jamboree takes place the follow-
ing day, Saturday, Sept. 12, starting at 10 a.m., with the
PLEASE SEE SOCCER, NEXT PAGE
HOW WOULD YOU like a deep waterfront 2BR/2BA
home on a prestigious block in Anna Maria! Walking
distance to the Gulf. Room for a pool or expansion.
Give us a call to see this good buy. $199,000.
EACH LOT IS 72 x 104 Side by side. A short walk to
Gulf (two blocks). Needs little work to clear or build.
Best of all owner will finance. $89,900 each. "Buy a
little piece of the Island". Call today.
Call Pat Jackson at 778-3301
or Ken Jackson at 778-6986
or Agnes Tooker 778-5287
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gull Drvo PO Box 717 Anna Maria, FL 34216
(941) 778-1450 or 778-2307
PRICE REDUCED! 3BR/3BA home located one lot
off Key Royale Pass. Oversized double garage,
sprinkler system, boat dock. Now $259,000. Call
Carol Williams 744-0700 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 rec-
reation 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.
CANALFRONT Elegant and spacious describes this
4BR/3BA canalfront home with 16x30 caged pool.
Unique boat house with 10,000 pound boat lift, dock
with cleaning station and water. Storage room for
sports equipment. A must see home! $339,000.
Turnkey furnishings negotiable. Call Sharron
Hamilton 722-5741 eves.
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS WEEK MLS 13 1i
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Worth's celebrate 50 years now that's 'worth' repeating
Elnora and Bill Worth of Anna Maria celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 23. Elnora 's father,
Rev. Vernon Anderson, performed their wedding ceremony on Aug. 23, 1948. The date is also special because
it is Anderson's birthday and he turned 102 this year. The Worths credit their friendship and fulfillment in
marriage to "God creating them for each other and having blessed them with His gift of love. Islander
Photos: Courtesy Worths and Edna Tiemann
SOCCER, FROM PAGE 20
regular season play starting Monday, Sept. 14.
For more information about Center soccer, contact
Cynthia Finn or Seth Grosclose at 778-1908.
With the Center's jamboree signaling the start of
the youth soccer season, we hope to clarify any confu-
sion people might have between the Center's soccer
league and the Island Football Club.
The Center's league is predominantly Island kids
competing against each other in a recreational league
with the focus on having fun.
IFC's soccer program was started to give more
serious players from the Center's recreational soccer
league a chance to represent the Island against teams
from other areas. The competition and skill level are
higher, so as to further develop the considerable soc-
cer talents of our Island youth.
IFC is committed to doing this because 20 years
ago, people like Ken Trent, Loretta Lease, Dennis
Grandstadt and many others took the time to provide
this same opportunity to many players some of
whom currently play on the IFC adult team.
Wagner Realty's top agents for the month of
August for listings were Dorothy Cook,
Longboat Key office; Russ Dozemand,
Wildewood office; Sarah Jackson and John
Preskenis of the Manatee office; Michael Advo-
cate, Island office; David Tyler of Palmetto and
Stan Breakbill of the Cortez office.
Top in sales were Mary Bolan, Wildewood
office: Bob Wolter, Manatee office; Bill Bow-
man, Island office; David Tyler, Palmetto office,
Jackie Jerome, Cortez office; and Dorothy Cook
of the Longboat Key office.
The top listing agents for Wedebrock Real
Estate Co. for the month of August were Mike
Migone and Tina Rudek, Longboat Key office;
Cathy Meldahl, Avenue of the Flowers; Becky
Smith and Elfi Starrett, Holmes Beach office; Ed
Furner, Cortez Road office; and Donald Phipps,
Top in sales were Tina Rudek, Longboat
Key office; Vera Freeman, Avenue of the Flow-
ers: Becky Smith and Elfi Starrett, Holmes
Beach office; Dee Jorcyk, Cortez Road office,
and Jim Foster, Commercial Division.
Island Real Estate employees Marilyn
Trevethan was the top sales agent and Alan
Galletoo was the top listing agent for the month of
Players such as myself, Ken and Matt Bowers,
Rich Bell, TIn Bugna and Brett McIntosh all owe a
debt of gratitude to the above mentioned people for
their time and dedication.
Registration for IFC's youth teams will take place on
Saturday, Sept. 12, beginning at noon, just after the start
of the Center Jamboree at 10 a.m. New IFC players need
to bring two pictures and a registered birth certificate.
Returning players will need to bring photos and all
players need an adult to fill out the paperwork. Cost is
$60 per player.
For more information or to report sports news, call
me at 778-3153.
call us 1st
Visit us at our web site http:. .'www.islandreal.com
ARCHITECTURALLY DESIGNED Florida
house with wide front porch with exposed rafter and
supported by terra cotta columns has fireplace with
tile mantel, custom wood work and built in chefs
kitchen! Private patio area with pool. $575,000.
ISLAND 'GATED ESTATE with magnificent
views! Ultimate privacy is had with this 3BR/3B
waterfront home featuring citrus trees, flowering
gardens surrounding brick patio all located behind a
custom, wrought-iron gate at entrance! $545,000.
JUST REDUCED $10,000! Ultimate beach
cottage steps to the Gulf. 2BR/1.5B totally remod-
eled with new kitchen and new appliances, glass
block hallway and large floor to ceiling windows
across the front make it light and airy! $189,400.
TOTALLY RENOVATED with new carpet
and tile, appliances and kitchen!. 3X1B/213
elevated home has open front porch and wood
deck out back. Fireplace adds to the chann of
this Island gem steps to the beach! $219,000.
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NORTHWEST BRADENTON 4BR/2B PANORAMIC BAYVIEWS from this SE
home with large eat-in kitchen, fireplace, in- comer unit in WestBay Point and Moorings!
ground pool and more! New exterior paint in Very light and bright interior-with glass-en-
'97. $179,900. closed lanai. Turnkey furnished. $199,000.
WEST SIDE OF GULF DRIVE sits this
charming 3BR/3B home with den, family
room and computer room with Mexican tile.
Surrounded by lush, tropical landscaping
with deck and patio. $239,000.
CHARMING, OLD FLORIDA beach
home located west of Gulf Drive. 3BR/2B
with fireplace, large outside deck and great
landscaping all just steps from the white
sandy beach. $269,000.
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY in high traf-
fic area with all environmental permits in
place. Gulf Drive to bay lot perfect for retail,
restaurant or professional building. Call for
610 MI D MESBEAC 94-77606 -8008650800
LARGE FAMILY? Then take a look at this
fantastic Island canalfront home with 5BR/
4B on extra large lot! Plenty of room to
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N SEPTEMBER 9, 1998 N PAGE 23 IIU
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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.
19.16 ACRES, Hartford, Tennessee 37753, Cocke
County. Mountain views, trout creek, located seven
miles off of 140. One hour east of Knoxville, $3,000
per acre, negotiable. Call 828-397-5323.
APPLE PERSONAL LASERWRITER 300 printer.
Excellent condition. New $600, asking $425. 748-6222.
SONY STEREO, 5-CD changer, dual tape, remote
and more. 200-watt speakers. Hardly used. $200
HOUSEHOLD SALE Saturday, Sept. 12, 10 a.m. to
12 p.m. only. Furniture and household items dating
back to 1960's. Everything must go! No early birds,
please! 514 56th St., Holmes Beach.
LOST AUGUST 31 prescription sunglasses with
red frames in the Gulf at 75th Street, Holmes
Beach. Call 778-1738 or 778-6273.
CORTEZ FISH MARKET 119th Street and Cortez
Rd. (turn south two blocks). We have stone crabs.
798-9404. Cortez Bait & Seafood.
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.
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MONEY TO LEND First City Mortgage. Private
funding available. Commercial, condominiums,
homes, rental properties. Call 750-0080 or after
WARNING: DON'T CALL any carpet cleaner until
you hear this free recorded message. Call anytime,
24 hours a day, 1-800-801-6605.
YOGA & MEDITATION on the island with Harmony
Feldman. New sessions begin Monday, September
14, all levels. Call 921-0074 to register.
DOLPHIN DAYCARE AND PRESCHOOL. Places
available for your child ages twelve months
through five years, pre-K program. Come visit
with us. 778-2967.
WANTED: ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/2BA house for
German couple, small dog, on Anna Maria starting
November. Up to $1,000 month. Phone: 0049-89-
64270181, fax: 0049-89-64270299, e-mail:
ubmail @ bigfoot.com.
WANTED ANNUAL APARTMENT/Condominium,
furnished, on Gulf front, for senior qualified woman.
Call 778-5552 or 779-2281.
WANTED MOUNTED SAILFISH, 7-ft plus. 778-
WANTED TO RENT 2BR minimum on the beach
from October 3 to October 16. Will consider a few
steps off the beach.
WANTED 2 OR 3BR, Anna Maria, Bayshore school
district for family of three. Lease options and handy-
man specials welcome. Good references, 778-6389
YACHT CLEANING by Carleen. Detailing, wax,
maintenance programs. 15-years experience. Is-
land resident. References available. 941-750-7337.
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
WET SLIPS AND Hi 'N' Dry storage available at
competitive rates in modern, full-service marina.
OFFSHORE CHARTER FISHING with Captain
Glenn Corder aboard deep south. Half and full day
. For information, call 778-1203 or mobile 713-5900.
28-FT SPLENDOR CAT 1997 Entertainer, 7.4L
Mercury inboard/outboard, duo prop, stereo, depth
meter, head, bimini top. $30,000, 778-9209.
WET OR DRY boat storage. Fuel, ice, bait available,
$5 per foot. Island Marine, 412 Pine Avenue, Anna
ISLAND MARINE NOW OPEN. Full service, stor-
age, bottom painting, boat rentals, bait and tackle.
412 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, 778-1260.
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.,
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to
meet interesting people from around the world? Are
you interested in learning the history of Anna Maria
Island? Get involved with the Anna Maria Island
Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE
NEED YOU! Call 778-0492.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Li-
brary. Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or 778-
WANTED: GENERAL OFFICE help, some book-
keeping, 20-40 hours weekly. Knowledge of
Quicken and Excel helpful. Please call Robin at
Gulf-Bay Realty, 778-7244.
HELP WANTED: Servers, bartenders, bussers,
sous chef, Dockmaster/handyman. Buccaneer Inn,
CHARMING BAY PALMS HOME. Freshly painted. Deeded LONGBOAT KEY VILLAGE ranch home. The perfect beach
boat slip. Excellent rental property. $172,900. Bob Burnett, neighborhood. Walk to the beach or launch your boat at
387-0048. R30602 nearby community dock. Enjoy some of old Florida. $219,900.
Bob Burnett, 387-0048. R31277
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TIDY ISLAND. Waterfront, spectacular view of Sarasota Bay TROPICAL SETTING surrounds this two-story duplex. Has
and skyline. Gated community, very private. Acres of nature den and indoor utility room. Recently renovated. $169,900.
preserve. 3 or 4BR with extras galore. $262,000. Janet Colette Gerrish, 794-1024. D17489
Bellingar, 747-4543 C27718
A MILLION DOLLAR VIEW is yours from
this spacious, elegant 2BR/2B condominium
overlooking Sarasota Bay. View of the
Sarasota skyline and Longboat Key.
$239,900. Dave Barker, 792-8932. C31933
CANALFRONT pool home. 3BR/2B, great
floor plan for entertaining. Versatile onus room
for home office, crafts or child's playroom. Is-
land eat-in kitchen, fireplace. Brand new roof.
$224,900. Barry and Kimberly Charles, 795-
ENJOY SUNSETS on Sarasorta bay. 1 +/- acre
beauty. This home has been completely up-
dated. 2BR/2B with pool and davits for a small
boat. Near Ringling Museum. A must see.
$359,900. Debbi Heagerty, 748-6300. L31322
SPACIOUS HOME with open plan, 3BR,
eat-in kitchen, formal dining room,
screened lanai. Security system, fans,
auto sprinklers. Large private lot.
$139,000. Kathy Marcinko, 792-9122 or
Sandy Drapala, 794-3354. R32171
TARA PLANTATION. Garden 2BR/2B unit
with garage. Golf course community with
lots of amenities. A must see. $95,900.
Janet Bellingar-Orr, 747-4543. C32179
RARELY AVAILABLE Lake Royale 3BR/
2B pool home with lake and fountain
views. Upgrades throughout, French
doors to pool area. Large master suite and
bath. Close to G.T. Bray park and all
amenities. $144,900. Sara LaPlante, 748-
4389 or 752-0101. R30424
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LAST AVAILABLE LOT in Pine Meadow.
Located on quiet cul-de-sac. Drive by 8325
9th Ave. Terr. N.W. and call for further infor-
mation. $58,900. Sandy Drapala, 794-3354
or Kathy Marcinko, 792-9122. L32153
Available properties by the
week or by the month from
Anna Maria Island to Venice.
Call one of our rental and
(941) 951-6668 or (800) 881-2222
Residential Sales/Rental Division Licensed Real Estate Broker
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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Sandy' .Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Lawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
l e17 -i" We Monitor Irrigation Systems
Service INSURED* GUARANTEED LOWEST
77841345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
1 1 Established in 1983
Darrin Wash CARPENTRY
S "A DOOR EXPERT"
Serving the Island communities since
1988 with Island references.
DRY WALL, TEXTURE
& POPCORN REPAIR 778-1353
WILSON WALL SERVICES
Specializing in Stucco & Ceiling Repairs
Building Restoration Water Damage
25 Yrs Experience Island References 727-7247
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CONSTRUCTION JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION
CONSTRUCTION Remodeling Contractors
CONSTRUCTION Building Anna Maria since 1975
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Private & Commercial Interior & Exterior
20 Years Experience Husband/Wife Team
Free Estimates Call 778-2139
I Quality home repair and maintenance
Steven Kaluza 778-4173
Island References and Insured
SPainting Drywall Tile Doors Screens Etc ...
A/INATEE Auto Injury? PIP Accepted
Home, Hospital, Hospice
MEDICAL Infants Adults Seniors
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5804 Marina Dr.
MON FRI 8AM 5PM
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Custom Homes Remodeling
H IE D CAo e DOM EI R OV. I
MAINTENANCE nonsmoking, reliable person, able
to perform minor repairs/painting around house and
grounds, knowledge of electrical and plumbing help-
ful. Harrington House Bed and Breakfast, Holmes
HOUSEKEEPING nonsmoking, reliable person
needed for a variety of housekeeping duties.
Harrington House, Holmes Beach, 778-5444.
CROWDER BROTHERS Ace Hardware seeks per-
manent full-time and part-time sales clerks and
cashiers. Retired trades people are welcome. Apply
at Holmes Beach location.
FULL TIME/PART TIME Waitress wanted. Call Tip
of the Island. 778-3909.
NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENT SALES full-time and
part-time. Food preparation and cleanup person
part-time. Here's To Your Health, 778-5181.
MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, mulching,
trimming, clean-up, edgings. Hard-working and
responsible. Excellent references. Call Edward
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476.
AUTOMOBILE SERVICE AND REPAIR. Call Mark
for appointment at Grooms Motors, 778-6045. 5608
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
THE HONEY DO MAN Handyman. Odd Jobs, small
jobs, repairs. Licensed, insured. Free estimates 778-
5003 or 726-1067.
BANKRUPTCY $200, Divorce $150-$200. Adoption,
corporations, modifications, power of attorney, wills,
living wills, name change, etc. Suncoast Paralegal
JACKIE'S CLEANING SERVICE. General house
cleaning. Jackie Clark 778-0502.
CLEANING 10 YEARS experience. Honest and de-
pendable. Laundry, ironing, windows, patios and
furniture. Free estimates, call Debbie 748-4274.
PRESSED FOR TIME. Ironing and cleaning. Now
accepting additional clients. Served the island for
eight years, excellent references. 778-4192.
L&L'S CLEANING SERVICE thorough, honest, de-
pendable, weekly, biweekly. Simply the best! Refer-
ences, call Lisa 355-0701, Laurie 794-5635. Free
DAYTIME CAREGIVER and housecleaning. Call
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.
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 Is-
land references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic &
vinyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.
ALUMINUM/VINYL CONSTRUCTION, new installa-
tion/repairs, Soffits/Fascias, screen enclosures. 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.
BRICK, GLASS BLOCK, stone, pavers, stucco, tile.
Lic. #MC00318. Insured. Phone 778-5183. Dave
CARPET INSTALLATION, repair, restretch. Resi-
dential, commercial, marine. Experienced, licensed,
insured, island resident. Darrell Atwood, 779-0065.
ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING mildew buster
will restore your house to its usual luster. Roofs,
decks, drives and more. Call 778-0944.
CARL V. JOHNSON, JR. Building Contractor. New
homes, renovations, additions. Free estimates and
design service. Lic#RR0066450. Call 795-1947.
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.
VACATION BEACH COTTAGE 2BR/2BA complete.
Ground floor, $700 week, $2,200 month. 778-4523,
BEACHFRONT GROUND-LEVEL 2BR/2BA. Com-
pletely furnished, carpet, closed garage, large
kitchen. Couples, no pets, $3,500 month inclusive
EFFICIENCY APARTMENT private entry, bath,
screened porch, large living area w/kitchen. 778-7039.
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HIDEAWAY COVE panoramic bay view. Nice, quiet,
ground floor. 2BR fully furnished, steps to beach,
restaurants, and more. Available now through
December. Also January and April 1999 season. No
pets or smoking. 778-7107.
BEACH FRONT CONDOMINIUM 2BR/2BA
completely redecorated. Beautiful ocean view, lanai,
all conveniences, two pools, tennis on Anna Maria.
Available December 15, one month minimum. 630-
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
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
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.
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 or
ANNUAL 1BR/1BA condominium, tile floors, large
garage with washer/dryer. Great location, $625
month. Call Gulf-Bay Realty, 778-7244.
SEASONAL RENTAL 2BR/2BA Shell Point. Call
Jean Holmes Realty, 778-2924.
PALMA SOLA PARK. Furnished 3Br/2BA pool
home. Fireplace, two car garage. $1,200 month,
annual lease. Pool care included, no pets. Call
Smith Realtors 778-0770.
ANNUAL/SEASONAL 2BR/2BA duplex in Holmes
Beach. Beautifully furnished, air conditioning, cable,
utility room with washer/dryer, fully appointed
kitchen, Florida room with sleep sofa, lovely se-
cluded patio. No pets, no smokers, $1,200 month
seasonal, $750 month annual. Call 778-0182.
PLEASANTLY RUSTIC seasonal rental. 3BR/2BA
in blissfully quiet area of Holmes Beach. NO SMOK-
ING. Pets ok. Local owner. 941-747-0826.
QUIET TWO-STORY 1BR/1BA apartment steps
from beach. Washer/dryer, patio, gas grill, turnkey
furnished. North end Holmes Beach, must see! No
pets, $1,200 month, utilities included. Four-month
ANNUAL DUPLEX 2BR/1.5 BA nice and clean,
Holmes Beach. $650 month, no pets. 778-0032.
SEASONAL 3BR/1BA, fully furnished, immaculate
private residence, city of Anna Maria. Family room,
laundry room, carport and patio. Walk to Gulf or bay.
No smoking or pets, available January through
March 1999, three month minimum. $2,000 month,
includes utilities. 778-7068 or 352-787-9812.
HOLMES BEACH LARGE 1BR. Low summer rates,
stones throw to beach, no pets. 778-4368.
ANNUAL 2BR/1BA year-old duplex in Bradenton
Beach. Steps to beach. Washer/dryer, covered
parking. Available October 1, $750 plus utilities.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA, garage, unfurnished Holmes
Beach house. Porch, private backyard. Washer/
dryer. $825 per mo. First and last. 208 77th St. 727-
NICE 2BR/1BA DUPLEX located in Holmes Beach.
Annual rental, air conditioning, washer/dryer hookup.
$675 month, first, last and security, 795-7805.
ANNUAL 2BR/1 BA updated and clean, great neigh-
borhood, Holmes Beach. Steps to bay and beach!
$700 month, first and security, 778-5482.
NICE APARTMENTS: 2BR/2BA ground level, car-
port, washer/dryer hookup; 2BR/2BA steps to beach
and shopping. Couple or single, no pets, 778-1259.
ANNA MARIA BEACH HOUSE 2BR/2BA with Gulf
view. Very nautical and unique, $800 week. Monthly
HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA, garage, screened
lanai, big tree, nice quiet area, no pets. $650 month,
MARTINIQUE NORTH 2BR Gulf front with cabana,
bay view, pool and tennis court. January through
May, one or more months. Call 616-344-2231.
1BR/1.5BA STEPS TO beach, fine dining, shops
and fishing pier. Sleeps up to six. Pets ok with fee.
Terms negotiable, call Scott 756-3912.
TWO ANNUALS, Bradenton Beach. A 1BR cottage
on bay in historic district, central air, washer/dryer
hookup..Beautiful, $725 month. Also, a small 2BR
duplex with partial Gulf and bay views, $625 month.
both offer private parking, deck, lush landscaping,
privacy, use of dock. No pets. 778-4625.
VILLAGE GREEN CONDOMINIUM 2BR/2BA, two
car garage, corner lot. Jacuzzi, senior citizen, no
pets, call owner for appointment, 794-3303.
FALL SPECIAL $140 week for one person, $175
week for two persons. All efficiencies. Units for
larger groups available. Discount available for
shorter stays. Haley's Motel, 8102 Gulf Drive, 778-
5405 or 800-367-7824.
SURFSIDE 2BR/1BA, annual only. Assurity/secu-
rity, no last. Private beach. $900 monthly, includes
trash, water and sewer. Call 792-2779.
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ANNUAL RENTAL large 1BR/1BA apartment, un-
furnished, washer/dryer, close to beach. No smok-
ers, no pets, $650 month, 778-8206.
TRAILER with 18- by 10-foot sideroom, yard, boat
storage, #416 4th St., Sandpiper, $21,000. 778-
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.
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
3BR/2BA/DEN on 100 x 100 wooded lot, near
school and beach. Flexible floor plan, mother-in-law
apartment. Wood and Mexican tile floors, new
Berber carpet, fireplace, vaulted ceilings, decks,
$199,000. 800-977-0803 or 778-8221.
NEWLY RENOVATED 3BR/2BA with great setup for
guest quarters. Central air conditioning, vaulted ceil-
ings, fireplace. Close to the water on Bay Blvd. Very
charming, must see inside. $214,000, Judy Leetzow
or Brian Heavrin Remax Gulfstream, 758-7777.
WATERFRONT LOT incredible view, deep water, di-
rect Gulf/bay access. 13,244 sf cul-de-sac of Kum-
quat, cleared and ready to build. Walk the lot to see the
view! Reduced to $235,000. Call 778-1204.
WATERFRONT LOT quiet location with Gulf/bay access
and beautiful view. Cul-de-sac of Gull, cleared and ready
to build. Reduced to $145,000. Call 778-1204.
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ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB Best complex ELEVATED PRIME ISLAND HOME Prime
on the Island. Excellent rental too! 2BR/2BA Island Holmes Beach location! 3BR/2BA home
Gulffront, furnished turnkey. Heated pool, on large lot surrounded by more expensive
spa, elevator. $275,000 Lynn Hostetler 778- properties. Ready to move in. $179,900. Ken
4800 MLS 31639. Rickett 778-4800. MLS 29150
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KEY WEST LIVING Unique interior design, more
than 2,000 sq. ft. of Florida luxury. 3BR/3BA with
wood floors, fireplace and screened balcony.
Canalfront.with ramp and boat dock. $375,000.
Elizabeth Andricks 778-4800. MLS 31547
KEY ROYALE CANAL HOME 2BR/2BA excel-
lent value in a prime waterfront home. Nice turn-
key furniture package, nice lot with room for
expansion. Boat dock, wood sun deck. $199,900.
Ken Rickett 778-4800 MLS 31714.
THE BEST FOR THE LEAST A rare find!
2BR/2BA direct bayfront. Totally furnished!
Quiet, serene setting with pool and steps to
shopping. Only $159,000. Lynn Hostetler
778-4800. MLS 30730
WATERS EDGE 23R/2BA beachfront condo
with fabulous view of the Gulf. This is a dia-
mond in the rough with excellent rental poten-
tial. Pool, tennis, elevator, security and beautiful
courtyard compliment this complex. $240,000.
Elizabeth Andricks 778-4800. MLS 31846
KEY ROYALE HOME 'REDUCED 3BR/2.5BA
canal home across from the golf course. Wide,
deep canal with boat lift and dock. Sailboat
water to Tampa Bay. Tropical yard with various
citrus and Iifit trees. Two-zone A/C plus many
upgrades. $273,500. Call Dick Maher or Dave
Jones 778-4800. MI.S 30729
(941) 778-4800 Toll Free 800-237-2252 5201 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217
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The Islander Bystander is the "best news."
ISLAND STYLE LIVING Perico Island patio
home. 2,320 sq. ft. floorplan, 3BR/3BA (loft
area with den/office/fourth bedroom). Spa-
cious home in private, walled-in serene setting
with flowers and lush plants surrounding in-
ground heated pool on extra large lot.
$255,200. Ask for Micheal Advocate to sched-
ule an appointment. Eves. 778-0608. #30186
'ISLAND OFFICE BUILDING Excellent Manatee
Ave. location'with 4,200 sq. ft. and 27 parking
spaces. Perfect for medical or other professional
office, zoned C-1..Offered at $460,000. Call
Dave Moynihan 778-2246. Eves. 778-7976.
GREAT GETAWAY 2BR/1BA newly fur-
nished turnkey condo. New kitchen and
breakfast bar. New A/C. Completely updated
with walk-in shower. Only steps away to
beach or bay. Low maintenance fee. $89,900.
MLS#30225. Call Ed Olivelra 778-1751.
REDUCED Custom-built 3BR/2BA residence
with greatroom design. Vaulted ceilings, large
porches and lovely view of bay. Short walk to
Gulf beaches. $229,500. MLS#30851. Call
Dave Moynihar 778-7976.
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BIG PRICE REDUCTION NOW $229,000
611 Gladstone. 4BR/3.5BA/2 kitchen/2 car,
3,895 sq. ft. under roof home including
caged pool. Next to but not on a canal.
Owner anxious. $255,000. Now $229,000.
Doug Dowling Realty
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GULF WATCH! Private beach for this 2BR/2B second
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great views of the Gulf 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
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This light and bright, recently remodeled duplex offers
a spacious 2BR/2BA owner's home plus a comfy,
separate 2BR/1 BA apartment. The owner's home fea-
tures a beautifully remodeled gourmet eat-in kitchen,
white ceramic tiled floors, private office, family room,
and lovely master suite with oversize, tiled bath and
walk-in closet. Solid cinder block construction with
stucco and easy care vinyl siding. High and dry lot with
designated boat slip plus dock. Short walk to Gulf
beach! Only $239,900. Call today!
This charming, recently updated duplex is a rare
find, tucked away on Anna Maria's secluded north
end, within steps of the resident walkway to the
Island's finest beach! Features include 2BR/1 BA on
each side, ceramic tiled, covered patios and entry
areas, laundry facilities on both sides, plus new
shingle roof and pretty Florida-style furnishings.
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Eves. 778-49, 1
3BR/2.5BA custom home on dccpwater canal. Den,
tile, designer carpet, dining room, vaulted ceilings, pool
& heated spa, across from golf course. $699,000.
KEY ROYALE CA
2BR/2BA. "I G kitchen
cabin OOT A..T- ,p, garage,
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/I BA luplex $575
Morton Villagc 2BR/2BA $550
-I SEASONAL 2 BR/2BA Condos
Runaway Bay & At nna Maria Island Club
$700 wcck/$1,500 month
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REAL ESTATE, INC.
Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
I lolmes Beach, Florida 34217
Wedebrock Real M slate Company
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Desirable light and bright 3BR/2BA "Blue Heron"
model. Water view, dramatic foyer entrance.
$119,900. Call Becky Smith, eves. 795-8095 or
Elfi Starrett, eves. 798-9716.
54i4 P4it P10C4
Turnkey furnished 2BR/2BA. Top floor with
cathedral ceilings and view of bay over pool.
$109,900. Call Becky Smith, eves. 795-8095 or
Elfi Starrett, eves. 798-9716.
Most Sace For Th _e
Spacious 4BR/3.5BA Sunbow Bay townhouse
overlooks lagoon, unique lower level steps down
so ceilings are 8 ft. Built-ins everywhere, two
pools, tennis, landscaped paths and fishing dock.
$159,900. Call Becky Smith, eves. 795-8095 or
Elfi Starrett, eves. 798-9716.
Wld* o S ngs"1700 ModIet"
This upstairs unit features a spacious living room
with glass sliders to large lanai. Updated kitchen
in '98. Wonderful location near heated pool and
spa. Includes carport. $84,000. Call Becky Smith,
eves. 795-8095 or Elfi Starrett, eves. 798-9716.
Weekly Monthly Seasonal Annual
*1BR/1BA Apt. furnished with Gulf view $650 mo.
Perico Bay Club 2BR/2BA ~ $850 mo.
Due to a continuing demand from qualified renters,
we are always looking for quality properties.
Call Property Manager Valerie Kruse 778-6665
A Paradise Rental Management out promotes
all area rental teams, so you don't have to!
Call for results.
Hours of Telephone Coverage
m 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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r25 Tickle 82 Quote, part 4
25 Tickle83 avis
26 Magna 85 Guido's high
27 Troublemakers, note
at times 86 Capital on the
28 Beginning of a Missouri
quote 88 Hit
32 Speech bobbles 92 Sch. subject
33 Sound barrier 93 Quote, art 5
breaker, for short 00 Robt.
34 Newt 101 Undersides
35 Poetic 102 "Cheerio!"
preposition 103 Four-time
36 Oft-burned item Oscar-winning
37 Nutritional amt. composer
38 Quote, part 2 105 "Puppy Love"
45 Mars: Prefix singer
47 Closing 107 Don Pasquale
document and others
48 Do avet'sjob 109 Schmoozes
49 That, in Toledo 111 Strainer
50 Sudden 112 Tree decoration
52 Hacienda room 114 Get-- (access)
117 Snack bar drink
119 Shot up
120 Quote, part 6
128 Thurman of
I y ^ "Henry & June"
129 Strange 15 Main conduit 2 1
130 The New Yorker 16 Flake -3 32
illustrator Irvin 17 City ESE of
131 Put in stitches Miami 33 335 36 37
132 "-- aw" 19 Pricey
135 VCR button: 20 Family room 3 39 40 142 43
Abbr. pieces 45 46 4 4849
136 End ofthe quote, 22 Long-tailed
and its author parrot50 I51 2 53 54 55 56 57 5B 59 60
142 1964 role for 29 "The Lineup"
Audrey grp. 61 62 63 64 65 66 67
144 Hood of "Our 30 Golf club part 69 7071 7
Gang" comedies 31 Onetime Davis
145 Threepeater's Cup coach 75 7
threepeat 39 Blood line
146 Like the sea lion 40 "Cool!" 7 7B 79 80 81 88384
147 Pass on 41 Lazybones
148 Kind of mentality 42 Way-off 8 9 90 91
149 Get around 43 Pupil protector 93 994 97 9s 99
150 Nostalgic, in a 44 Register key
way 45 Hrs. in Halifax 100 102
151 Chachacha, e.g. 46 Frat letters
152 1963 Newman 51 Trouble 10 106 107 10 I 110 111
co-star 53 Old flatboats 112 13 1 115 116 117 1 119
153 Artist Magritte 55 Reach on the
154 Rh6ne's capital road, perhaps 120 121 122 123 12 125 126127
DOWN 5Umto 28 1 129 130 131 132 133
DOWN 57 Convene
1 Unwanted 59 Investigation 135 136 13713 139 140 141
children? 60 The Trojans, for
2 Swearing short 142 143 144 14546
3 Kind of deal 62 Record holders"
4 Thick piece 64 Vatican period 47 148 14 i
5 Drop abruptly 66 Game declaration ,5 152 I1 154
6 The 45th of 50 by Ivana?
7 Political journal 68 Stew ingredient
since 1865, with 70 Took place 90 Medicinal shrub 104 Unfamiliar 120 Doctors 134 "The Return
"The" 71 Sounds 91 Like some 106 Urban passages 121 Cheese- the Native"
8 Battlement 72 Breaks up parties 108 Publicity 122 Glib heath
openings 73 Bar orders 94 Driver's lic. stat 110 Washed with 123 Finishes a book? 137 Gymnast Ko
9 Agreement 77 dixit 95 Actor Keach lots of water 124 Hold 138 Dumbarton
10 Colorful fish 78 Quartet member 96 Prohibited 113 Coach Karolvi 125 Access denizen
11 Conductor Antal 79 Mideast land 97 Fake 115 Poi, essentially 126 Certain case, in 139 Shelley's aln
81 Sanctuaries 98 Untrustworthy, 116 Like a brigadier Latin grammar mater
12 Disagreements 84 French friend to 60's-70's general 127 Pet provider 140 Ballet mover
13 Least adequate 87 Smell like collegians 118 "Zip--Doo- 133 Diciembre 141 Critic Paulin
14 Doll 89 Applications 99 Split Dah" follower 143 Kill with a cl
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