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FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE SEPTEMBER 16, 1998
Publix sets timeline, Benderson clears land
By Pat Copeland
The long-anticipated Publix supermarket in
Holmes Beach will be completed by late summer or
early fall 1999. said Mat Perry, construction man-
ager for Keene Construction of Maitland, the store's
The supermarket will be constructed on the site of
the former Island Foods, 3900 East Bay Drive. The
company plans to begin mobilizing equipment on the
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site this week for demolition of the Island Foods build-
ing, set to begin Sept. 21, said Perry.
According to Perry, site work will begin the first
week of October and construction will begin mid-Oc-
tober. Construction should take about 10 months.
In June, representatives of Sverdrup Inc.. the en-
gineering firm for the project, told the city commis-
sion that the existing structure is 20,000 square feet
and the new structure will be 27,000 square feet. The
project, including permitting, site work and paving,
Anna Maria soccer kicks off
An unidentified player fires a shot as Bealls goalie Tvler Sc/mner prepares to1
more soccer action, see page 16. Islander Pholto: Kevin Ca.vsid.v
is estimated at $2.3 million.
The land purchase was reported to have cost $3.06
million for a total price tag of $5.36 million for the Is-
land Publix store.
The permit fee'charged by Holmes Beach is pro-
jected to cost Publix $44,251.
There will be vehicle accesses to the property from
East Bay Drive and Sixth Avenue. Truck traffic will
PLEASE SEE PUBLIC, NEXT PAGE
By Paul Roat
The countdown for Bradenton Beach candidates
ends Friday at noon, when the candidate qualification
for the Nov. 3 election comes to a close.
Seats open are to fill wards 1, 2 and 4. The seats are
currently held by Bill Arnold, Gail Cole and John
Chappie. As of Tuesday. the candidates included:
Ward 1: Bill Arnold.
Ward 2: Gail Cole, Cedrick Wilson-Dubs.
Ward 3: John Chappie.
Ward I is in the northern part of the city: Ward 2
from 23rd Street to Seventh Street North: Ward 4 com-
prises the southern part of the city. Commissioners
must reside in their ward, but are elected by all voters
in the city.
Candidates must pay a filing fee of $45. They also
need to fill out loyalty oath forms and file other paper-
work at city hall during the qualifying period, includ-
ing signatures of 10 registered voters in the city.
Commissioners are paid $400 per month.
This will be the first year Bradenton Beach voters
will go to he polls in November rather than the tradi-
tional December. The change was made last year when
the city\s charter was revised.
\\ith the cit election coinciding with the general
election, it is hoped a greater turnout will result.
Island beach cleanup effort slated for Saturday
By Jim Hanson
It's time to clean up the Island's front yard
again, the front yard being the beaches that bring so
much pleasure to so many and to which so many
bring so much trash.
Saturday, Sept. 19, is International Coastal
Cleanup Day, 1998 version, and in Manatee County the
coast is in good part Anna Maria Island beaches. More
than 1,000 people are expected to pick debris off the
county's shores, said Ingrid McClellan, who heads
Keep Manatee Beautiful and the local cleanup drive.
Marine debris is dangerous to humans and wild-
life, she noted, besides being an eyesore and a threat
to any environment.
Cigarettes are the worst offenders, she said, be-
cause they are most numerous. Birds and fish think
discarded cigarette filters are food, but they are killers
when ingested. They don't break down into harmless
components for hundreds, maybe thousands, of years.
Plastic bags are fatal to such creatures as dolphins and
turtles, who mistake the bags for jellyfish. Eaten, the bags
block the digestive system or fill the stomach so the dol-
phin or turtle thinks it is full and subsequently starves.
Six-pack rings that hold cans in place are often
fatal to fish, crabs and birds that get their necks en-
tangled in the rings.
In this area, fishing line is probably the most ter-
rible menace to thirds. The Sports Fishing Institute fig-
ures 50 million anglers go on 450 million fishing trips
a year, and if each one snaps or cuts loose only one yard
of line per trip, it leaves enough monolfilamnt line
loose 10 wrap around the world six times.
Waders such as herons angle their long legs in
fishing line, and their str I_-.I pull them into further
entanglement until they are dragged down to drown or
held to starve. Egrets, more delicate, have their legs cut
off by the thin line when they fight it.
Unexpectedly, glass and metal are far less deadly
to marine life, providing homes for some small life on
the bottom, but they are dangerous to humans when
they wash ashore.
The life of some of this debris is surprising. For
Paper towels, two to four weeks, newspaper six
Styrofoam cup, 50 years.
Tin can, 50 years. Aluminum can, 200 years.
Plastic bottle. 450 years.
Monofilament fishing line, 600() years.
Non-photodegradahle six-pack ring, 40() years.
Photodegradable six-pack ring, less than six months
-- and bottling companies are adopting more and
more of the latter.
These and other items flourish on the Island's
beaches, and they are targets of cleanup volLuniteers
Volunteers may telephone Keep Manatee Beauti-
ful at 795-8272 for assigned areas or check in at any of
four locations at 9) a.m. Saturday:
Anna Maria Cityl Hall, ith lMay\or Chuck Shumard
andi City Commissioner M ax Znika as coordinators.
1 lolmes Beach, King Fish Boat Ramp with Jim
lothh and Ron Robinsoln coordinating.
Bradenton Beach. Beach House restaurant park-
ing lot with Nlayor Connie Irescher and Commis-
sioner Berneitta Kays in charge.
Palma Sola Causeway, check in at the north pa-
vilion with Lynn French, who has coordinated the
countywide cleanup effort for several years.
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O p in io n s .............................. ....................... 6
Those W ere the Days .................................... 7
Announcements ......................................... 8
Stir-it-up ................... ....... .......... 12
Streetlife ................................... .... ....... 14
Sports .................................................. 16
Anna Maria Island tides ............................. 18
Crossw ord puzzle ....................................... 28
THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
make the save --- and does. For
Ij PAGE 2 E SEPTEMBER 16, 1998 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
No show, no support for youth curfew
By Susan K. Kesselring
The day before the Islandwide curfew forum was
held in Anna Maria, a circuit court judge in Pinellas
County ruled that county's juvenile ordinance uncon-
Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Judge Peter Ramsberger
said in his ruling that the law diminished the rights of
parents to make the decision about when their children
can be outside.
When the City of Anna Maria began looking into
the possibility of a curfew, the commission obtained a
copy of the Pinellas County ordinance to use as a
Mayor Chuck Shumard responded to the judge's
ruling at the Sept. 10 forum, held to garner support for
a similar ordinance and curfew in Anna Maria. He said
the Pinellas County ordinance was found unconstitu-
tional because it didn't make provisions for children to
run general errands for their parents.
He also said Pinellas County plans to appeal the
At an earlier meeting, Commissioner Robert
McElheny told those present that the Pinellas County
curfew ordinance was being challenged by the Ameri-
can Civil Liberties Union. Still, he said, he felt it was
a good model because it dealt with the issue of paren-
tal involvement and has been quite effective since its
Island residents slowly trickled in to Anna Maria
City Hall for the forum on the proposed curfew ordi-
nance but many parents and teens were unable to attend
Heritage Trail is
subject of talk
Jaime A. Doubek, public information
director for the Sarasota Bay National Estu-
ary Program, will speak to the Anna Maria
Historical Society at 7:30 p.m. Monday,
Sept. 21, at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005
Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
Doubek, whose organization is commit-
ted to preserving the natural, historical and
cultural resources of the state, will speak on
the topic, "The Gulf Coast Heritage Trail,
Your Guide to Paradise," and will give an
overview of pollution problems and restora-
tion activities in the area.
For information, call 778-1514.
Publix construction starts
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
enter from Manatee Avenue onto Sixth Avenue, and a
buffer is planned for the Sixth Avenue side. There will
be 166 parking spaces plus handicapped parking.
The building will be brought up to meet the flood
elevation requirement, or 2 1/2 feet higher than the ex-
isting store, and the height of the Publix signature cu-
pola has been reduced to meet the city's 36-foot code
Adjacent to the Publix site, Benderson Develop-
ment Co. of Clearwater began clearing the sites of the
former Dry Dock tavern and Air and Energy at 3500
East Bay Drive. The company recently purchased the
sites and adjoining vacant lots.
"We're clearing the area for future development,
but have no set plans at this time," said Bob Spanos,
construction manager for Benderson.
Regarding reports of mangroves, a protected wet-
land species on the property, Holmes Beach Public
Works Supervisor Joe Duennes said the city received
a letter from Robert Gause, assistant vice president for
the engineering firm of Zollar, Najar & Shroyer, con-
cerning the property.
"Pursuant to Mr. Benderson's request, I have in-
spected the property as well as the wooded area directly
north of the address for potential wetlands," stated
Gause. "Based upon that inspection, there are no areas
that meet the federal and state definition of a wetland."
because of conflicts with "Back to School Night" at
Manatee High School and others events, such as soc-
cer, scheduled at the Anna Maria Island Community
Despite a small number of attendees at city hall,
solutions and suggestions filled the room.
Commissioner Max Znika suggested putting the
proposed ordinance on a city-wide ballot because the
forum didn't draw a large crowd.
Pierrette Kelly, executive director of the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, was present with two staff
members that oversee teen programs at the Center.
Kelly said they wanted to let the community know
what types of programs the Center had for the teens and
to also give their perspective on the curfew ordinance.
She said. "1 feel we have a partnership with the city in
providing quality programs for the children."
There will always be problems with kids being
exposed to drugs and alcohol, she said, and all the Cen-
ter can do is work with families, provide them with
quality programs and teach children there are alterna-
tives to drugs and alcohol.
Seth Groseclose, who runs the teen boys' program
at the Center, said he has organized structured activi-
ties for teens and these programs have been successful.
He said there are approximately 70 teens enrolled
in fall soccer.
He said "My perspective from working with them
is, I don't think the curfew would change much. I don't
agree with it. There are three to four bad apples that
spoil it for everybody."
Groseclose also said the trouble caused by a few
teens died down once the news reports on the subject
Dennis Hendrickson, new to the area, said he had
more questions than answers and was surprised there
wasn't someone present from the sheriffs department
to answer questions.
He said we need to support our neighbors. "As a
group we have to support each and every one of the
residents here and come up with a real solution."
During previous curfew discussions, Shumard said
the point system in place for juveniles should be elimi-
nated because they are not deterred by it. They know
they can accumulate 12 points before they get into se-
Resident Ellen Trudelle agreed with Shumard and
wanted direction from the commission on where to go
to get the law "off the books."
Resident Judy Adams experienced juvenile prob-
lems and said the city should develop an awareness
program to let troublesome juveniles know that their
behavior will not be tolerated.
Adams said, "Why should we pay for their family
Holmes Beach business owner Susan Powers
asked why all kids should be penalized for the action
of a few. She said she was speaking on behalf of oth-
ers in the community who could not attend the forum.
Powers said there are many young families bringing
their children to the Island for vacations. She was con-
cerned over implications for the business community if
visitor children were picked up for curfew violations.
"Is it possible these vacationers would get a nega-
tive image of the Island and not want to return?" she
Resident Diane Cunniff made the suggestion of
holding a class for parents at the Center that could help
them be better parents and raise better kids.
Trudell asked the commission for a show of hands
as to who supported the curfew and who did not.
Shumard and Znika raised their hands.
Commissioners McElheny, George McKay and
Doug Wolfe were not in favor of a curfew.
From the audience, there was a show of two
hands to the same question aimed by Commissioner
Both Planning and Zoning Board Chairman Tom
Turner and Hendrickson support a curfew.
The remaining eight or so residents at the forum
felt there were other solutions for solving juvenile
Znika said since talk of a curfew surfaced, many
problems have disappeared. He suggested coming up
with another "buzz word" to keep problems from com-
McKay suggested that city deputies get to know
the kids in the area, perhaps by patrolling on bicycles.
He said their influence could go a long way in devel-
oping respect among teens and that it may help discour-
age lawless behavior.
Later, the reason there wasn't a deputy at the forum
became clear when Manatee County Sheriff's Deputy
Ken Mears made a brief visit to the meeting and apolo-
gized that he could not be there earlier. He said he and
another deputy had just arrested juvenile for stealing
Mears asked for support of the proposed curfew.
Wolfe noted the time was approximately 8 p.m.
and said, "In this case, the curfew wouldn't have made
It was long before the proposed curfew hours of 10
p.m. on school days and 11 p.m. for weekends.
McElheny noted that at one time Anna Maria's
deputies were not out patrolling the streets as they
should have, but that situation has been corrected.
He also said, the people in the community need to
support the deputies' pursuit of justice.
Shumard said the city will coordinate with the
Center to set a date for a future Islandwide forum, in
hopes that more people will share opinions. The date
and time will be announced.
Old landmarks toppled to make way for new development
Bulldozers clear trees from the property formerly occupied by the lDry Dock Ihn. 7he property was purchased
by Benderson Development Compalny of Clearwater. It is adjacent to the planned location of the new JPublix
supermarket on the former Island Foods property. The abaih)(doed jood store is slated for demolition next
week. Islander Photo: Pat Copleand.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 SEPTEMBER 16, 1998 0 PAGE 3 Ik
Island told to put money where trolley should be
By Paul Roat
Where's the public support?
That question will probably decide the fate of a
multimillion-dollar Island trolley system, as Manatee
County commissioners put it.
A public-private partnership will be needed to pay
for a mass transit system on Anna Maria Island, with
businesses and Island cities offsetting the estimated
$250,000 annual operational expenses, county com-
"Traffic problems on the Island are only going to
get worse," Manatee County Commissioner Joe
McClash said. "The goal should be for visitors to drive
to their motel on the Island and then use the trolley for
their entire stay, but I haven't seen any driving force
from the Island. I don't understand why the hoteliers
aren't involved in this. It's frustrating to me to not hear
from the private sector."
Proposed are rubber-wheeled, open-air trolleys that
would operate from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a
week. The trolleys would pick up passengers in 20-
minute intervals up and down the Island, with connec-
tions to an improved bus system to and from the main-
Cost of the system is estimated at $1.27 million,
with operating expenses between $520,000 and
$605,000 per year. Grant funds from the Florida De-
partment of Transportation would pay for the trolley
purchase and half of the operating costs annually for
the first three years, with local sources paying the re-
mainder of the operational expenses.
Where that local money will come from is the cog
in the wheel.
In a meeting earlier this month between county
commissioners and Island officials, county leaders
made it clear they would be willing to apply for the
state grant but were not keen on footing the bill for the
"It's hard for me to go to other parts of the county
that have no bus system and explain to them that we
need to spend that kind of money on the Island,"
County Commissioner Jonathan Bruce said. "I'd like
to see how the businesses on the Island would be will-
ing to participate."
County Commissioner Stan Stephens said the trol-
ley that operated on the Island until earlier this month,
Gary Creamons' Trolley Systenis of America private
bus system, "is a lot of fun, and people enjoy it. But the
reality is we've got to come to grips with what it will
cost" for a similar system.
Creamons has discontinued regular trolley service
on the Island due to lack of ridership. It is unclear
whether it will resume in October following its usual
Stephens ,u'e.'si'cdl the county move forward with
applying for the grant next spring while Island support
financial support is solicited.
As a means to enhance the chances of getting the
state grant, McClash suggested DOT District Secretary
David Twiddy be contacted and lobbied on the benefits
of the trolley as a transportation alternative to widen-
ing Gulf Drive.
"I see this project as offsetting millions of dollars
the DOT would have to spend to add lanes to the Is-
land," McClash said.
Sparse Island attendance at the special joint
county-Island work session was taken as an indicator
of lacking Island support for the project. Only
Bradenton Beach Mayor Connie Drescher, the chair of
the Island Transportation Planning Organization, was
in attendance representing Island officials.
She said she would be willing to contribute
$10,000 annually on behalf of Bradenton Beach to fund
operation of the trolley. Drescher added that the
beaches and the Island were used by county residents
and tourists alike, and county coffers should be used to
pay for the cost of running the trolley, although she
added she would attempt to gauge business interest in
This is the second time Islanders and county offi-
cials have attempted to get a viable bus/trolley system
running on Anna Maria. State grant funds were ap-
proved for a similar trolley system in 1994, but the
grant was rejected by county commissioners partly due
to virulent opposition from llonghoat Key. which ob-
jected to the "toonerville trolley" going back a;nd forth
on the key.
Other objections centered on where local operating
money would come from. County commissioners ar-
gued that the bulk of the money should be borne by the
Island and Island officials stated the county should pay
for the trolleys.
Due to those impasses, the county at that time re-
turned the funds and the trolley concept was dropped,
only to be revisited last year.
Anna Maria City
9/22, 7 p.m., Commission final budget
hearing followed by regular meeting
at 7:30 p.m.
9/17, 1 p.m., Commission meeting
9/22, 2 p.m., Commission work session on
9/23, 2 p.m., Commission work session on
9/23, 6 p.m., Planning and Zoning Board
work session on post disaster redevelopment
9/17, 1 p.m., Board of Adjustment
9/22, 7 p.m., Commission final
9/23, 9 a.m., Planning Commission meeting
on post disaster redevelopment plan
S9/17, 7 p.m., Anna Maria Fire Commission
tax appeals hearing followed by joint
meeting of Anna Maria and West Side Fire
Commissions. Station 1, 6001 Marina Drive,
9/21, 2 p.m.. Island Transportation
Planning Organization. Bradenton Beach
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 PAGE 4 0 SEPTEMBER 16, 1998 N THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
City given options
for additional bike
By Pat Copeland
The Florida Department of Transportation is offer-
ing the City of Holmes Beach two options for receiv-
ing $200,000 in additional funds for its bicycle lanes.
Phase I has been funded by DOT at a cost of
$152.000 for the fiscal year 1999-2000. Construction
will begin at the south end of the city along Gulf Drive.
The funding will cover about 50 percent of the project.
The $215,000 for Phase II is to come from other
DOT funding that will not be available until the fiscal
Deborah Hunt, the DOT's director of planning and
programs, said the city has two options:
Enter into an advance/payback agreement with the
DOT in which the city would advance the funds for Phase
II. The DOT would then pay back the city in 2001-02.
Phase the project to be completed in 2001-02.
This will add three percent annually to the project's
cost, Hunt said.
The bike lane will run from the south end of the
city along Gulf Drive to East Bay Drive to Manatee
Avenue past the Manatee County Public Beach to
Marina Drive to Palm Drive and back to Gulf Drive at
The Bridgetender Inn and Dockside bar, 135
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach, is continuing a tra-
dition of hosting tailgate parties for Green Bay
Packer games. All football fans are welcome.
An hour and a half before the start of televised
Packer games, the inn will grill hotdogs and
bratwurst. Wisconsinites are welcome to come
show off their cheesehead spirit and check out the
team memorabilia displayed by Wisconsin/Island
fan and Bridge Tender Inn owner Fred Bartizal.
For more information, call 778-4849.
Fall art exhibit
Island Gallery West presents "Nature's Bounty,"
an art exhibit that will be run through Saturday, Oct. 31,
at 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
The exhibit will feature the works of local and re-
gional artists in watercolor, acrylics, porcelain, raku,
basketry, photography, Indian beadwork, quilting,
stained glass, mosaic, fabric art and stone, wood and
For information, call Reda Reynolds at 747-2938.
Island artist Jon
Thornburg unveils his
recent rendering of the
Rod & Reel Pier. It is the
latest in a series of
Prismacolor drawings of
Island historical sites by
Thornburg. The pier, a
popular fishing and
dining spot in Anna
Maria, was built about
1950 by Capt. Jim
Hachney. One of the
pier's most popular
owners was Frank
Cavendish who bought
the pier in 1962.
Cavendish, an avid
fisherman, caught over
700 sharks from the pier
before retiring in the
Photo: Pat Copeland.
Vacating property issue takes vacation
By Susan K. Kesselring
A few citizens were exasperated with the Anna Maria
City Commission over its obvious reluctance to vote on
closing a city-owned alley at the Sept. 1 meeting.
A second request from Kay Beverly to close the
alley behind her home in the 700 block of North Shore
Drive was brought to the attention of the commission
at the July meeting. Beverly made the initial request for
the city to vacate the alley in May.
In July, the commission was reluctant to vote with
Commissioner Doug Wolfe absent. Commissioner
George McKay said he felt the vote should represent all
constituents because of the importance of the action.
The issue was not on any of the recent agendas and
when Beverly made her second request, there seemed
to be some confusion among the commission.
Resident Carol Ann Magill, who strongly opposes
the city vacating property for any reason, told commis-
sioners she was "baffled" by its inaction and asked if
the commission had forgotten previous discussions.
Commissioner Robert McElheny apologized for
any confusion the commission displayed, and ex-
plained that the commission was not able to meet about
these matters beforehand because the Government-in-
the-Sunshine Law prohibited them from discussing city
business in private.
He said sometimes it took them awhile to get their
bearings about a certain issue and told Magill that the
consensus of the commission was not in favor of vacat-
ing city property. But, he said, it was not ready to rule
it out totally, and would like to look at all situations on
a piece-by-piece basis.
A motion was made by Commissioner Max Znika
to vote on closure of the alley behind Beverly's house,
but before it made its way around the table it was put
down by McElheny, who said he was not prepared to
make a decision on the property in question and he
wanted to get some background and do some home-
work before proceeding.
Beverly's request will be addressed at the Sept. 28
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an Ohio Democrat. In his seventies, he was a delegate to the National
Democratic Convention in San Francisco. He told me that the Demo-
cratic Party looked after the common people, and that was why he
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When my father was injured and unable to work, our neighbor sent
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Remember that you too are somebody's hero and friend.
As a people's candidate, I need monetary support to help pay to publish these ads.
If you would like to contribute, please send a check to:
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Pd. Pol. Adv. Special thanks to all Democrats, Independents and Republicans.
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Almost Everything is 20-50%0 OFF!
Sale starts Wednesday, Sept 16 thru Sun, Sept 20
We will be closed Mon 8 Tues, Sept 2 1 8 22 for renovations
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 SEPTEMBER 16, 1998 E PAGE 5 [I]
Maloney: give Hagen grant funds to school
By Pat Copeland
Holmes Beach Commission Chairman Don
Maloney has suggested that this year's grant from
the Hagen Family Foundation be given to the Anna
Maria Elementary School.
For many years, the foundation has given Holmes
Beach an annual grant for a project or projects outlined
in advance by the commission. Past grants have been
earmarked for various recreation projects.
According to a letter from Mayor Carol Whitmore
to the foundation, the city's future recreation areas, a
Babe Ruth baseball field, a basketball court and soccer
field will not be complete until the first quarter of 1999.
"That's why Mr. Maloney is suggesting this year's
contribution from the foundation be given to our Island
school, where immediate help is needed ... in putting
the school's playground in order," Whitmore said.
Representatives of the school's Parent Teacher
Organization have asked each of the Island cities to
donate $5,000 for new playground equipment. The to-
tal project is estimated at $38,000.
"Since our city budget for the coming fiscal year al-
ready includes a donation of $7,000 for computer systems
that will be used to teach the children how to be computer
comfortable in the computer era, we cannot afford to also
help ease their play area problems," Whitmore explained.
A letter from Whitmore seeking grant funds for the
1998-99 fiscal year listed projects necessary to com-
plete the city's new recreation area. She said the city
was seeking any amount the foundation could provide
to complete projects including:
Repairing the bathrooms serving the city's recre-
Landscaping the baseball and soccer fields.
Upgrading old city hall to meet the requirements
of the Americans With Disabilities Act and repairing
the air conditioning system, roof and walls.
The Hagen Foundation board requested a status
report on unused funds distributed to the city over the
past several years, saying it was delaying a decision
until it receives a stewardship report of donations the
city already received.
According to City Treasurer Rick Ashley, the city
has received the following funds from the foundation:
Ball field lighting $6,263.31.
Ball field lighting $5,686.61
Basketball court and upgrade baseball field -
Soccer facilities, rest room renovations, baseball
field, tennis courts $5,649.00.
Recreation equipment $6,000.
Ball field irrigation $6,000.
The city has received a total of $40,064.35, which
has earned $1,739.92 in interest for a grand total of
$41,804.27. The city spent $1,360 for a backstop for
the baseball field, leaving a balance of $40,444.27.
Rickie Arnold, president of the Pilot
Club of Manatee and an Island resident,
joined more than 1,000 members from
all over the world at the Pilot Interna-
tional Foundation annual convention in
Orlando, Fla., in July. The foundation
awards grants and scholarships which
S further education, research, and pro-
grams that benefit persons affected by
neurological diseases and injuries to the
brain. To learn more about the Pilot
Club, contact Rickie Arnold at 778-3224,
or write to her at 2415 Ave. B,
Bradenton Beach FL 34217.
LONGBOAT KEY CENTER FOR THE ARTS
6860 Longboat Drive South
Longboat Key FL 34228
YOUTH ART PROGRAM STARTS
The Longboat Key Center for the
Arts will be conducting children's art classes on Monday
mornings from 10 a.m. to noon for homeschool children
in the 4th and 5th grades. Saturday classes will be held
from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. in grades 2nd and 3rd and
from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for grades 4 and 5. Classes
will begin on October 3rd.
The fee for the program is $20 per semester. Some
scholarships are available and are funded by the Leslie
and Margaret Weller Fund of the Community
Foundation of Sarasota County, Inc. Space is limited to
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Yes, it's sometimes flattering that people consider
us to have a pulse on the community to know what's
We don't always though and we appreciate all
information provided from our numerous sources.
In the case of Publix opening its store on Anna
Maria, the clerk at Albertson's had a more definitive
answer than we until this week.
As we passed through the checkout with my par-
ticular brand of coffee for the office, the clerk lamented
long lines from Labor Day have persisted.
"That could end when Publix opens on the beach,"
To which she replied promptly, "They're not open-
ing until April 1999."
Well, it's worse than that, for all the folks who
have expressed disappointment that work hasn't begun
on the store. Folks are even calling us from up north for
information on Publix's plans.
We've answer a few questions this week hopefully.
Hurry up and wait. Publix won't open 'til fall 1999
and "NO," we don't know why it's taking so long.
From what we can determine, public relations at
Publix is like Lily Tomlin's telephone operator char-
acter: "We don't care. We don't have to. We're the
phone company, er, Publix."
Last contact, they didn't readily admit plans for a
So, if you've got questions, perhaps you'd like to
go to the source: Publix headquarters. You can reach
them at 941-499-5476.
For those of you so insistent on our need for a large
chain grocery store, shame on you if you're not patron-
izing our two full-service stores now, Islanders' Mar-
ket in Anna Maria and Village Grocery on Longboat
Aren't we all about doing business locally, Island-
ers helping Islanders?
Speaking of help
We were apalled to learn the Anna Maria City
Commission voted against a donation to Anna Maria
Turtle Watch from its annual budget.
It's a shame the commissioners have turned their
backs on this worthwhile organization and all its
members, many from their constituency.
Recently we chastised Mayor Chuck Shumard for
favoring Mother Nature's course and opposing beach
renourishment in Anna Maria.
Yet he opposes Florida Department of Environ-
ment Protection's imposed regulations for turtle protec-
tion that caused him to lose the permit for Turtle Watch
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several years ago.
Scientists have determined that leaving nests on the
beach where they were laid and protecting them with
markers, cages and watchful eyes is best for the turtles.
When Shumard continued the practice of moving
nests (to secret hatcheries) and conducting mass re-
leases of hatchlings. his permit privilege ended
He ignored the regulations, reasons, scientists and
state orders, withheld cooperation from the newly
evolved Turtle Watch group committed to following
the rules and now, three years later, grudgingly
continues to deny his support. Tsk. Tsk.
Wisely, Holmes Beach and Manatee County com-
missioners have recognized the need, albeit the require-
ment of continuing beach renourishment, to contribute
to Turtle Watch. Applause. Applause.
We are left to wonder if Shumard realizes that
without the city's support of Turtle Watch, it may not
be allowed to renourish the beach.
Good will noticed
I would like to extend my thanks to all Turtle
Watchers, Islanders and visitors who have been pick-
ing up trash on the beach. I noticed many people with
plastic grocery bags full of trash recently.
The recent storm brought in a lot of debris and
there was an extraordinary amount of clear plastic bags
Sea turtles can mistake the bags for jellyfish and
eat them. Many sea turtles die each year because their
intestines become blocked by bags.
Styrofoam cups and plates, plastic bottles, caps and
aluminum cans pose another hazard for wildlife.
It seemed important to let you know that people no-
tice the work you do and appreciate it. You are keeping
the beach clean and protecting wildlife at the same time.
Suzi Fox, Anna Maria Turtle Watch, Inc.
'The fat lady has sung'
Hark, taxpayers of Bradenton Beach. The fat lady
has sung and the lawyers' bills for the mayor's stupid
pursuit of purchasing the marina are in $8,650.
Mike Norman, Bradenton Beach
Pelican Man appreciates
I want to thank all the wonderful volunteers who
helped maintain the Anna Maria drop-off center during
the years we had birds on display in the pen, and all
those who maintained the outside cage. I really appre-
ciate everything you did.
I also want to assure the residents of Anna Maria
that the Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary will continue to
serve your community with the rescue trucks we have
on the road seven days a week.
You may call the sanctuary at 388-4444 between
9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Dale Shields, The Pelican Man
Flood insurance on demand
Am I the only person in the Manatee-Sarasota area
who has a problem with the Florida Windstorm Under-
writing Association (FWUA) mandate that to renew
windstorm insurance you must also purchase flood in-
surance? By what authority does FWUA have the right
to issue this edict?
The FWUA is ruled by a board of governors con-
sisting of 15 members, 12 of whom represent major
insurance companies. Only three consumer advocate
members speak for the consumer. When this issue was
presented to the board, the consumer advocates voted
against it a minority position obviously.
Making the purchase of flood insurance a contin-
gent factor in renewal of windstorm coverage is tanta-
mount to extortion. Can you imagine what a financial
windfall this is to the insurance industry?
A lawsuit was filed by. Florida Rep. John Cosgrove,
Dade County, addressing this issue. If anyone else shares
my concern, please contact Frank Morra (305) 373-5315
of Rep. Cosgrove's office, or Elise Crowell, consumer
advocate, Tallahassee, (850) 922-3111.
Flood insurance should be available to
homeowners who want and/or need it. It should not be
used as leverage on homeowners who are at the mercy
of single-source windstorm coverage.
Dorothy F. Perricone, Annam Maria
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THOSE WERE THE BAYS
Part 1, A Spy For Uncle Sam
by June Alder
A troop of volunteer soldiers marching into Port Tampa in 1898.
Mabel Williams the future wife
of the handsome son ofAnna Maria
Island pioneer George E. Bean was
a girl of 18 when the Spanish-Ameri-
can War had all of Tampa Bay agog in
1898. This plucky young woman had
the kind of adventure many a girl of
that time or of today would envy.
In 1937 during the Great Depres-
sion a researcher interviewed Mabel
about her wartime role and the result
was a manuscript that was published
by the WPA Writers Project.
Here is the first installment of her
four-part story of derring-do.
By Mabel C. Bean, Tampa, Fla.
During the period of the Spanish-
American war in the summer of 1898 I
lived with my parents, Mr. and Mrs.
A.T. Williams, at Port Tampa City, Fla.
My father was postmaster of the little
town that became, in such a short time,
an important and strategic point in the
plans of the War Department in Wash-
Though I was a young girl at the
time (when the country was on the verge
of war to stop the oppression of the Cu-
ban people) I was made assistant post-
master by legal action which overcame
the objection to my being under age.
I was a sworn employee of the gov-
ernment and received a regular salary.
The first heat of the early summer
was upon us when the long army wagon
trains began to roll into town from the
sandy roads that led to Tampa nine
miles away. I can remember as if it were
yesterday the excitement that spread
through our prosperous and progressive
port town. The sights and sounds of
military activity stirred the community
to action in every direction until it
seemed like a gold rush was on.
Excitement held full sway when
Theodore Roosevelt and his Rough
Riders arrived in town and made camp
at a place near where the turpentine
works later was located.
The illustrious Teddy came to our
post office every day for a while and I
remember how thrilled I was when my
father introduced me to him and I gave
him change for his gold piece. He al-
ways carried gold and we often gave
him change at our office. He did not
stay long however.
In a short time three regiments were
encamped on the edge of the town and
we were put under martial law as our little
town was not able to cope with the new
conditions. The regiments with us were
from Ohio, Indiana and Pennsylvania.
Eventually there were about 50,000 sol-
diers in camp in Tampa, all waiting to be
sent on to Cuba.
We also had one detachment of
colored soldiers and with them the 10th
Cavalry Band (that was to become fa-
mous); the latter furnished good music
for the many military balls that were
held several times a week in the old
Calumet Club of Port Tampa City.
There was practically no other enter-
tainment for the officers of these regi-
ments and being lonesome, they natu-
rally arranged as many dances as they
We girls had the time of our young
lives though our civilian young men
were quite disgruntled.
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at Island Library
The Island Branch Library has opened a photo ex-
hibit by photo-journalist David Garten from
Waitsfield, Vt., entitled "Faces of Cuba." The exhibit,'
in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, will be on dis-
play until Oct. 3.
A reception is Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 5:30 p.m.
Garten's photo interests are in Cuban culture,
music and people.
Garten is a professional photographer who has
been traveling to Cuba since 1994. Garten's works
have been seen in the Miami Herald, Los Angeles
Times, Village Voice, the music magazine Latin Beat,
He said about his work, "It is important for me to
document the culture of Cuba today, at once robust
and fragile, poised on the cusp of change."
For more information, call David Beaton at 779-
0142, or Esperanza Gamboa at 727-6034. The library
is located at 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Island Democratic Club
The Anna Maria Island Democratic Club will
nieet for lunch at noon, Monday, Sept. 21, at the
Beach House restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N.,
The program will focus on the Florida House of
Representatives race and the speaker will be Demo-
cratic candidate for House District 68, Jim Bishop.
Reservations are not necessary. Democrats and
visitors are welcome to attend the meeting. Call Gale
Carter at 778-1389 for further information.
Benefit for 'Finny'
A benefit for Michael "Finny" Wood will be
from I to 8 p.m. Sunday. Sept. 20, at the Merry Go
Round in Bantam Plaza. 10104 Cortez Road,
There is a $5 cover charge. The benefit is sponl
scored by Merry Go Round, Anchor Inn and Surfside
Cafe. There will be live music, food and raffles with
proceeds going to Wood. A commercial fisherman
by trade. Wood has the support of Cortez at the
benefit, with fish donated by A.P. Bell Fish Com-
Wood, a longtime Anna Maria resident, was
hospitalized as the result of an illness and will be
unable to return to work for some time. Friends
hope to help him meet his bills during his recovery
Set your sights
on future plans
The Visionaires, a low-vision group, will meet at
1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, at the Island Branch Li-
brary, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, to discuss
plans for the coming year.
For more information or for transportation, call
Laura Spaulding at 778-5001.
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Edna Evelyn Dieterle
Edna Evelyn Dieterle, 74, of Anna Maria, died
Sept. 12 at home.
Born in Martin County, Ky., Mrs. Dieterle came
to Manatee County from Orchard Lake, Mich., in
1983. She attended Roser Memorial Community
Church in Anna Maria.
All services will be held in Inez, Ky. Brown &
Sons Funeral Home, 43rd Street Chapel, is in charge
of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be
made to Hospice House, in care of Hospice House of
Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL
She is survived by her husband, Elmer C.; five
sisters, Una Fay Chaney of Ironton, Ohio, Monica
Horn of Inez, Nancy Ruth Spencer of Bradenton, and
Mary Phyllis Dean and Corrine Gillum, both of
Bellevue, Ohio; and two brothers, James Thomas
Buskirk and Robert C. Buskirk, both of Inez.
Richard 'Dick' Fulton
Richard "Dick" Fulton, 74, of Palmetto, died Sept.
8 in Blake Medical Center.
Born in Osborne, Ohio, Mr. Fulton came to Mana-
tee County from Fairborn, Ohio, in 1981. He was a
farmer. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corp during
World War II. He attended Roser Memorial Commu-
A memorial service was held Sept. 13 at Trinity
Methodist Church, 3200 Manatee Ave. W. National
Cremation Society, Sarasota Chapter, was in charge of
arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made
to Southeastern Guide Dogs Inc., 4210 77th St. W.,
Palmetto FL 34221, or Humane Society, 2507 14th St.
W., Bradenton FL 34205.
He is survived by his wife, Donna; three brothers,
William of Xenia, Ohio, James of Fairborn and Donald
of Yellow Springs, Ohio.
David Garten's photographs of Cuba are on exhibit
at the Island Branch Library this month.
Republican Club hosts
The Republican Club of Longboat Key will host an
open meeting and noon luncheon on Thursday, Sept. 17,
at the Holiday Inn Longboat. 4949 Gulf of Mexico Drive.
Information on the November ballot's 13 proposed
amendments to the Florida State Constitution will be of-
fered. Guest speaker is Pat Barton of Naples, an appoin-
tee to the State Constitution Revision Committee.
Everyone, regardless of political affiliation, is invited
to attend. The luncheon is $12 per person. For reserva-
tions, call Barbara Conrad at 383-7909 or Claire Hunter
is focus of meeting
Anyone interested in participating in open discus-
sions on New Age metaphysics, spirituality, self-heal-
ing techniques and other life improvement methods is
welcome to attend Wednesday night meetings at Phoe-
nix Frame, Island Shopping Center, 5416 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. The first meeting is at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 16.
For more information, call Chas Haskins 778-0751
The next Chamber of Commerce networking re-
ception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday,
Sept. 23, at Harrington House Bed & Breakfast, 5626
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
For more information, call 778-1541.
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State hopes to reduce risks,
costs of disasters
By Pat Copeland
Mitigation is the new buzz word zipping around
Florida like a pinball in play.
So, what is it?
Hazard mitigation is any action taken to perma-
nently reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and
their property from the effects of hazards.
For Florida residents, the most obvious hazards are
hurricanes and flooding. Florida has been impacted by
145 hurricanes and more than 250 tropical storms since
1886. To add to the danger, 80 percent of Florida's
population lives within 10 miles of the coast.
In addition, the cost of recovering from hurricanes and
flooding has soared in recent years. The wake-up call for
Florida was Hurricane Andrew. Rebuilding costs reached
$30 billion and sent the insurance industry into a tailspin.
Federal and state governments began to question
pouring disaster funds into the same areas over and
over again. In an effort to reduce the costs of disasters,
the hazard mitigation strategy was developed at na-
tional, state and local levels.
Manatee County is spearheading the local mitiga-
tion strategy, or LMS. which is being developed under
the guidance of the county's public safety department.
"We are taking action to strengthen our communi-
ties before they get hit by hurricanes." Emergency
Management Planner Laurie Feagans explained. "We
will identify areas that are continually devastated and
fix problems before a storm strikes."
Sgt. John Cosby of the Bradenton Beach Police
Department pointed out that mitigation efforts are
"highly recommended, because if we don't do it now,
we probably won't get any federal money for repairs
after a hurricane."
Representatives of Manatee County and the local
municipalities have been meeting since May to get the
project started. Island representatives include Public
Works Supervisor Phil Charnock and assistant Anne
Beck of Anna Maria, Cosby and Public Works Direc-
tor Buddy Watts of Bradenton Beach and Public Works
Supervisor Joe Duennes and Commission Chairman
Don Maloney of Holmes Beach.
Each of the cities is asked to enter into a contract
with Manatee County and will receive state grant funds
to develop its mitigation projects. Anna Maria and
Bradenton Beach are slated to receive $15,000 and
Holmes Beach will receive $30,000.
The funds are to be used as follows:
Review current mitigation policies, plans and
procedures and make improvements where necessary.
Identify 10 mitigation projects and estimate the
cost of each.
Prioritize the projects and outline plans to accom-
Identify future mitigation projects.
Representatives are currently developing criteria to
rate the projects. These include requirements such as
whether the project benefits more than one jurisdic-
tion or a large segment of the population, is cost ef-
fective, is a major problem, has a high probability of
occurrence and has a high probability of receiving
Bradenton Beach projects
Raise the roadway and add gutters on Highland
Avenue between Fourth and First Streets North. This
is an alternate evacuation route in the event that Gulf
Drive becomes impassable during a storm.
Construct a seawall or other structure on Bay
Drive South between Fifth Street South and Bridge
Street to decrease flooding and control erosion. This
is also a secondary evacuation route.
Construct seawalls or elevate the road and add
gutters to control flooding in the 2400 block of Av-
Elevate city hall and the public works building.
Obtain computer software to facilitate recovery
Add storm shutters to city government buildings
and Tingley Memorial Library.
Obtain National Oceanographic and .Atmo-
spheric Administration radios for city employees to
better monitor a storm's status.
Obtain a trailer or large truck to transport city
records and equipment to a safe place if a hurricane
is approaching and to use as a command center dur-
ing a hurricane.
Bradenton Beach officials have entered into a
contract with the county to develop its LMS. They
also entered into a contract with planner Bill Brisson
of the planning firm of Adley, Brisson & Engman to
develop the city's mitigation strategy.
Holmes Beach projects
Add shutters to city buildings.
Elevate repetitive loss properties.
Develop a retrofit incentive program.
Improve drainage at trouble spots along the
Continue the current practices of removing Aus-
tralian pines, cleaning drainage ditches, adding
swales, replacing damaged drainage pipes, cleaning
catch basins, purchasing high profile vehicles and
educating the public on hurricane preparedness.
Holmes Beach officials have entered into a con-
tract with the county to develop its LMS. They have
also entered into a contract with the Tampa Bay Re-
gional Planning Council to develop the city's mitiga-
Anna Maria status
Anna Maria officials report they have not entered
into a contract with the county or developed any
projects to date.
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Sea turtles saved by Island teen, Tampa boys
A walk on the beach turned into a sea turtle
rescue mission for Anna Maria teenager Anna
When Copeland returned from vacation, the first
thing she wanted to do was visit her beloved beach at
Bean Point. While walking the beach, she saw two
young boys playing with a baby sea turtle on the beach
in front of a rental home at 849 North Shore Drive.
"I asked them what they were doing with the turtle
and they said they found it," Copeland recalled. "1 told
them they weren't supposed to be handling baby
turtles, then they said they had a lot more upstairs."
Copeland quickly walked the block to her home and
called the Anna Maria Turtle Watch to report her discov-
ery. Turtle Watch volunteer John DeFazio responded and
Copeland showed him where the boys were staying.
DeFazio called up to the boys playing on the balcony
and asked them to bring the turtles down to him. The boys,
Erik and Evlys Gutierrez of Tampa, soon appeared with
a cooler tray filled with Bay water and 13 wiggling turtles.
They explained that they found 12 of the turtles the
previous evening under the outdoor stairway to the
home. They said some of the turtles were crawling to-
ward the street. They gathered the turtles and placed
them in the cooler tray to save them.
They said they found the 13th turtle crawling out
from under a patch of sea oats just before Copeland
walked by on the beach.
DeFazio released the turtles one by one into the bay
and they swam away.
Anna Maria Turtle Watch Director Suzi Fox said
the problems with turtles have been escalating in Anna
Maria this year. In addition, the turtles are laying their
eggs at the Bean Point instead of Bay Front Park.
"We're starting to have some problems with light-
ing, that we never had before," Fox noted. "Since it was
recently remodeled, that particular rental house [where
the Gutierrez family is staying] has been lit up like a
Fox said she would canvass the neighborhood
where the turtles were found and pass out brochures
and stickers to remind people on the beach to turn off
"Remember, if you see anything unusual, please
call us," Fox stressed.
Evlys, left, and
show the patch
of seas oats
where they found
the 13th baby
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By Susan K. Kesselring
Some citizens of Anna Maria City have a problem
with the commissioners' stance on the purchase of
property to serve as parking lots or green area. They say
it has no immediate or future need.
Property appraisals were obtained on parcels in-
cluding lots 1 and 2 on the northwest side of Gulf Drive
and Magnolia Avenue beside Green Realty, and lots 13
and 14 on the southwest corner of Gulf Drive and Mag-
nolia Avenue opposite Islanders' Market.
The city looked at these properties as well as par-
cels on North Bay Boulevard at Pine Avenue, across
from the city pier the property of most value.
All properties were appraised by Chapman & As-
sociates. Gulf Drive lots 1 and 2 were appraised at
$290,000 and lots 13 and 14 were appraised at
$220,000. The appraisal on North Bay Boulevard for
six lots was $700,000.
Commissioner George McKay said the lot beside
Green Realty would be used for parking and the other
lot on the southwest side would remain as green area.
Mayor Chuck Shumard expressed an interest in
lots 1 and 2 beside Green Realty.
Resident Judy Adams asked the commissioners
why they objected to purchasing the property on the
Bay side for recreational purposes.
The fourth annual Downtown Sarasota Fall Fes-
tival for crafters will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 11 and 12, on Main Street
beginning at Orange Avenue in downtown Sarasota.
Exhibitors and vendors are needed for the up-
coming festival. For information, call 1-954-472-
Web site launched
The Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
has launched an internet web site featuring visitor informa-
tion on attractions, accommodations and hotel packages.
Vacationers will be able to link directly to the ac-
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Shumard said it was because the property was
"In my opinion it would be wiser to buy land that
you can use for recreation because it would be used
more, by more people for a longer length of time, than
to buy parking utilized for a very brief few minutes,"
Questions were raised by Tom Turner about the
price of the properties considered and what it would
cost for the city to make improvements to the property.
Turner asked why the city would consider purchas-
ing property when it will have to pull more than $200,000
out of reserves to balance the budget next year.
McKay responded that at the last budget hearing they
talked about taking a portion of the 2 percent millage rate
and setting a portion of it aside for an investment in prop-
At the first budget hearing, the city voted to keep
the tentative millage rate at 2 percent, up from 1.70
percent from last year. The revenue was created by
increasing property taxes. A mill is $1 for every $1,000
of assessed property, less homestead exemption.
Noting that there is a need for parking in the city,
Commissioner Robert McElheny said the lot Shumard
is in favor of purchasing is used not only for parking
for shopping during the week but is also used by people
who go to the beach on Saturday and Sunday. He said
it is full at all times on weekends.
Resident Carol Ann Magill asked the commission
if there were any other lots available for sale that were
not on Gulf Drive.
She said, "If your only idea is for parking, perhaps
we could look elsewhere for parking that is cheaper."
She too asked why the commission was opposed to
purchasing the property along the bay. She said she was
under the impression from Shumard that the city could
get help in the form of government grants because the
property is connected to the City Pier, an historical
Magill's suggestion elicited ideas from Commission-
ers Doug Wolfe and Max Znika, who suggested other sites
the city could consider purchasing.
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of the assessed property, the commission has to vote on
which properties it would like to purchase.
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Oops, Island's End
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ers, awaiting word of the opening in mid-September
of what will soon be the Island's newest restaurant.
The result of a late night phone call between
Sean Murphy, vacationing in the Florida Keys, and
myself, I unfortunately discombobulated the future
hot spot's new name. While it will not be Bistro at
Land's End, a name I thought might click with
yuppies and other sorts who may make the connec-
tion to the huge catalog merchandiser of the same
name, it will be close.
I apologize for the mix up but just so you know,
it's Bistro at Island's End and the schedule now
calls for opening Sept. 28. Not coincidental to the
timed closing of Murphy's Beach Bistro for remod-
eling and replacement of Gulf-view windows.
With a lease clinched firmly in hand, Murphy
has been busily updating the location formerly
known by most Islanders as Eddie B's restaurant at
the intersection of Pine Avenue and Gulf Drive.
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the parking lot fills up. It is shaping up very nicely,
though. Looking spiffy, you might say. More class
The addition of a granite and oak-top coffee bar
with a striking glass-block base constructed by arti-
san Doug Copeland between restaurant and bar is a
Gone are the aquariums and the big oscar that
formerly resided at Mar Vista before heading up to
Eddie B's. In are new light, tropical colors and pat-
Eddie B's became Pine Avenue Bar and Grill for
a very short time before closing. Owner Eddie
Blanton passed away Aug. 27 last year at age 57. His
daughter Lisa kept the tradition going for a time,
then changed the name to Pine Avenue -just prior
Before becoming Eddie B's,-a name Blanton
found more "palatable" to the Island's "bread and
butter casual diners," his restaurant was well known
as Cafe Robar, with a distinct reputation for excel-
Going back a little further, what had been an old
cottage on the corner of Gulf Drive and Pine Av-
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As one tradition gives way for another, the ex-
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Keep an eye on that corner of Anna Maria
where, for Murphy, the Island ends. The blue-eyed
north side of Anna Maria will have to come a little
south, but they won't have to come down.
Bistro at Island's End promises to be first class
and keeping true to Island style casual and easy
A sure disappointment to Anna Maria City Com-
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that Island End's won't start off serving lunch or
cocktails during the afternoon. It will open for din-
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Also disappointing to "the boys," the entire res-
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Be true to your Island school
By Susan K. Kesselring
In the past, Anna Maria Elementary School has
received the Golden School Award recognizing its
volunteers' efforts. The school is grateful for the sup-
port of its veteran volunteers, but there is always room
for new volunteers.
Some of you may be thinking you don't have skills
to offer, but school counselor Cindi Harrison would
like you to know that there is something for everyone
to do. She says you already make the grade if you have
been to school yourself or have kids and grandkids of
Part of Harrison's job is to coordinate volunteers
with teachers' needs and the school's many activities
and programs. She says this takes care of itself most of
the time thanks to the many volunteers who have long-
standing relationships with the school and its teachers.
Volunteers serve the school in many different forms
and many are parents and grandparents. Harrison is par-
ticularly fond of the "Adopt-a-Grandparent" program,
which joins children who haven't any grandparents with
volunteers who may not have grandchildren, or who miss
the ones they've left behind up north.
Harrison gets referrals from teachers and then
David Mannino, a student at
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plays match-maker. "It's great," she said. "They are
immediately drawn to one another. The grandmas are
nurturing and the grandpas are big kids themselves."
And, you don't have to come to school to help. The
business community provides another important base
of volunteers who give support by donating gifts for
fundraising activities or providing food for events, such
as the upcoming fall festival where volunteers run the
whole thing, said Harrison.
"It's the gift that keeps on giving," said Harrison.
This is echoed in a lesson she is fond of sharing with
the children. She tells them that when they make good
choices in life, the rewards will come back to them.
Similarly, when they are around people who give of
themselves for no other purpose than to share, they will
want to give back one day.
Harrison said her goal this year is to increase the
numbers of volunteers from last year. Last year there
were 112 volunteers who put in approximately 330
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
See related stories, here and next page.
Sept. 3, criminal mischief, 100 Block of First
Street North. The victim reported an person unknown
threw a cement block into the vehicle's front wind-
shield, damaging the hood and fender. Damages were
Sept. 5, trespass warning times three, Coquina
Beach. A marine rescue employee requested the officer
issue trespass warnings to three subjects who were
jumping off the Longboat Pass Bridge.
Sept. 5, information, 100 block of Fourth Street
South. The complainant reported he returned to his
residence and found the door ajar. Inside he found an
unknown person had spray painted glass and mirrors.
He said numerous valuables were left undisturbed.
Sept. 6, possession of alcohol by a minor times
four, no valid driver's license, 1400 block of Gulf
Drive South. The officer on patrol reported that sub-
jects in a vehicle in front of him threw an empty beer
can from the vehicle and it struck his windshield.
He stopped the vehicle and observed that all the
juvenile subjects inside were in possession of beer. In
the back seat, he located a cooler containing 14 cans of
beer. All the subjects were placed in custody and re-
leased to their parents. The driver was also charged
with driving without a valid license.
Sept. 5, found property a bicycle, 6800 block
of Gulf Drive.
Sept. 5, vandalism two vehicles were
scratched, 300 block of 58th Street.
Sept. 5, possession of alcohol by a minor times
two, possession of marijuana, warrant, no valid driver's
license, 3200 block of Gulf Drive. The officer received
a report of a suspicious vehicle and located the vehicle
traveling south on Gulf Drive. The officer stopped the
vehicle and the driver said he had no valid driver's li-
cense. He was placed in custody and issued a citation
for the license violation.
The officer said he observed seven unopened
bottles of beer and two open bottles of beer on the pas-
senger side floor. The officer removed the front seat
passenger, Richard Tilebein, 18, of Bradenton, and
found a bag of marijuana in his possession. A check
showed Tilebein had a warrant for violation of parole
from the Manatee County sheriff's office. He was
placed in custody.
Saboteur at work in Anna Maria?
Sabotage could be the motive in an incident
involving a bullet lodged in the tire of a deputy's
patrol car. It is believed to have occurred at Anna
Maria's Manatee County sheriff's office substation
on Sept. 9.
Deputy Ken Mears reported an unknown per-
son placed a live round of ammunition against the
right rear tire of his patrol car in such a way that
when the car moved forward, the cartridge would
penetrate the tire.
"The ammunition was in a position to detonate
when the primer of the round would strike the sur-
face of the road at high-speed wheel rotation,"
Mears wrote in his report. "The danger of the deto-
nation would be the sudden destruction of the tire
and possible crash of the vehicle."
The officer noted that the back seat passenger did
not appear to have been drinking and was not in pos-
session of alcohol. She was not charged.
Sept. 5, burglary, 6306 Gulf Drive, Blue Water
Beach Club. The victims reported their wallets were
missing after an air conditioning repairman left the
unit. The wallets contained driver's licenses, credit
cards, $100 to $120 in cash, checkbooks, a paycheck
and five Tampa Bay Buccaneers tickets valued at $250.
Sept. 5. code violation, 100 block of 64th Street
on the beach. The complainant reported a subject ignit-
ing fireworks on the beach. The officer located the sub-
ject who apologized.
Sept. 5, burglary to an occupied dwelling, 200
block of South Harbor Drive. The victim reported she
was watching television when the suspect came out of
the back bedroom. She said he was an acquaintance of
her roommate but had no permission to enter the resi-
dence. She said he appeared intoxicated and she
grabbed his arm and made him leave. She checked the
bedroom and found a window opened, a screen re-
moved and $2 missing.
The officer located the suspect who said he "had
permission from the victim's roommate in the past to
enter the residence to gel fishing poles. He was placed
Sept. 6, burglary to an automobile, King Fish
Boat Ramp. The officer on patrol was stopped by the
victim who said an unknown person broke a window
in his vehicle and removed the contents of the glove
box. Damages were $75.
While he was investigating the burglary, the officer
found another vehicle with the window broken and the
Mears said the most likely time the cartridge
was positioned under the tire was when he left the
car parked at the district substation behind Anna
Maria City Hall and went on bicycle patrol. The car
was parked for nearly two hours, he said.
"The nature of the way the cartridge was in the
tire and the dynamics of the loaded cartridge would
rule out accidental contact causing the live round to
embed itself in the tire," Mears noted. "The scheme
was unsuccessful because of the new, deep tire tread
that prevented the primer from having contact with
the road surface."
The cartridge was a large-caliber, high-power
type but its make and size were unknown because
it was still in the tire. The tire was sent to the labo-
ratory for examination.
glove box opened. He contacted the owner who said the
owner's manual and insurance papers were missing.
Damages were $75.
Sept. 6, property ajon boat, 500 block of Key
Royale Drive in the canal.
Sept. 6, property a wallet, 200 block of 78th
Sept. 6, assist U.S. Coast Guard, 2200 block of
Gulf Drive on the beach. The officer responded to a
report of a vessel that caught fire and a subject who
jumped overboard. The Coast Guard arrived and at-
tempted to extinguish the fire, but a fuel tank ruptured
and the boat sank. The subject was transported to the
beach for EMS treatment.
Sept. 6, suspicious, 7600 block of Gulf Drive on
the beach. The officer was flagged down by a com-
plainant who reported he saw a subject swimming 300
yards offshore and waving his arms in the air. Several
other beachgoers said they saw the subject swimming
but did not see him leave the water.
Seeing nothing after a visual search, the officer
contacted marine rescue employees who did a grid
search from a boat. After an hour they called off the
search. The officer canvassed the beach to see if any-
one had been reported missing with negative results.
Sept. ,6 suspicious vehicle. White Avenue on
the beach. The officer responded to a complaint
about a beached boat and found a sailboat founder-
ing in the surf. He canvassed the beach to try and
locate the owner with negative results. He and sev-
eral beachgoers attempted to remove the boat but
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were unsuccessful. When he checked the boat later,
he found a subject had arrived to tow the boat away
for the owner.
Sept. 9, assistance, 3200 block of East Bay Drive.
The complainant reported an intoxicated subject and
the officer called a taxi for her.
Sept. 6, noise from fireworks, 400 block of 28th
Street. The complainant reported fireworks were being
ignited. The officer contacted the resident who said
friends had set off fireworks but there were no more
Sept. 8, suspicious, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee
County Public Beach. The complainant reported sub-
jects on the groin that is marked no trespassing. The
officer located three fishermen and advised them the
groin is closed for safety reasons.
Sept. 10, warrant, 4500 block of Gulf Drive. The
officer was asked by Iowa City, Iowa, police to locate
a suspect wanted on two charges. The officer located
the suspect, who said he was unaware of the charges
but recalled an arrest 10 years ago. He was placed in
Sept. 10, lost property a fanny pack contain-
ing $207 in cash, a driver's license and a watch, 4000
Gulf Drive, Manatee County Public Beach.
Sept. 10, found property a bicycle, 5400 block
of Holmes Boulevard.
Sept. 11, suspicious, 3200 East Bay Drive. Island
Bazaar. The complainant reported a subject in the park-
ing lot and in the store who was acting very suspicious.
The officer located the subject and noted he was act-
ing very strangely and making illogical statements. The
officer contacted a relative, who responded to take
custody of the subject.
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Sheriff's office seeks juveniles
The Manatee County sheriff's office is seeking
four juvenile suspects alleged to have participated in
strong-arm robbery in Anna Maria on Aug. 23.
Seth Mitchell, 15, of Anna Maria reported that
he was walking on Jacaranda Road when four sus-
pects pulled up in a white car and asked if he wanted
to go to a party.
Mitchell said he got in the car and was driven
around Anna Maria for about 15 minutes.
According to Mitchell, two of the suspects got
out of the car, chased him, punched him several
times and took his watch and ring valued at $335.
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'^ The week
SBy Kevin P. Cassidy
IFC ties in season opener
Island Football Club minus six starters tied
Deportivo Lima 1-1 Sunday at St. Petersburg's
Meadowlawn complex despite dominating from start
to finish. Leading the way for IFC was man-of-the-
match Ken Bowers whose scored the only goal and
anchored the defense at stopper instead of playing his
normal winger position.
Supporting Bowers were fellow defenders Tony
Louis-Charles, Bill Romberger, Mike Collins, Rich
Bell and goalie Scott Lindsey. Offensive standouts in-
clude Tim Bugna, Lance Bieker and Jeff Nelson who
assisted on Bower's goal.
IFC's problem was finishing their scoring chances
as they kept the ball in Deportivo's defensive end all
game long getting great scoring opportunities on
crosses from the wings. IFC won the battle for the high
crosses throughout the game but were denied repeat-
edly by Lima goalie Ron Collins and bad luck.
One example of that bad luck came in the 18th
minute when Nelson settled a throw in deep in Lima
territory and crossed it to a hard charging Bieker.
Bieker went up and snapped a header past the goalie
but the goal was disallowed by referee Ron Joyner.
Five minutes later, the bad luck continued for IFC
when Shawn Dibble made a nice tackle on Jay Epstein
at the edge of the penalty box but was whistled for a
foul resulting in a penalty kick for Lima. Lima captain
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Five minutes later IFC almost took the lead when
a long Romberger throw in went over the defender's
head and took a high bounce to Bugna who hit a beau-
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The second half was more of the same as IFC con-
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stayed packed in on defense and relied on counter at-
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in one-on-one with IFC goalie Lindsey but he came
off his line to smother the ball. A few minutes later
another Lima attack was emphatically turned away
when Romberger applied a hard tackle to upend the
Lima striker and separate him from the ball.
The 65th minute saw another great scoring
chance missed by the IFC. It came on a corner kick
from Bugna that had Bowers skying over everyone
to head it on goal but it unluckily clanged off the
crossbar leaving the score tied which is how it ended.
All things considered, the locals were happy with
their play considering the makeshift line-up that had
people in different positions because of the absence
of several starters.
IFC is back in action next week when they travel
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Youth soccer season under way
Saturday was an all-day affair at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center as they kicked off their
youth soccer season with a jamboree where all the
teams played several half games.
The action started in the 8-10 year old Division
II age group with a contest between H.E. Inc. and
Longboat Observer with the Observer taking a 1-0
win on Anthony Maser's goal. That game was
quickly followed by Bealls taking on Mr. Bones and
coming away with a 3-0 decision as Scan Pittman
scored two goals and assisted on lan Douglas' goal.
James Davis recorded an assist on one of Pittman's
Mr. Bones bounced back the following game as
they rode a two-goal performance by Daniel Miller to
a 2-0 win over Longboat Observer.
Bealls and B & M Heating and Cooling followed
and battled to a 1-1 tie. B & M Heating and Cooling
wasn't as lucky against Mr. Bones as they lost a close,
Air & Energy got into the action as they won two
games in a row with a 1-0 decision over West Coast
Refrigeration and a 2-1 win over Jessie's Island Store.
Jessie's 3-1 win over West Coast Refrigeration fin-
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What do you do if you have a clean slate?
Islanders have an opportunity to take a disaster and
turn it into something wonderful through the ongoing
post-disaster development planning process.
Federal officials have said if a post-disaster plan is
not in place for fragile barrier islands, there is a good
chance that-federal funding won't be forthcoming for
redevelopment after a storm. And without that 75 per-
cent share from the feds, there's a slim chance that the
Island could rebound after a major storm.
So folks are starting to think about what to do if big
chunks of the Island are wiped clean as a result of storm
surge, towering waves and whipping winds.
Most of the planning to date has dealt with replac-
ing what exists as quickly as possible. That philosophy
isn't necessarily bad, but there's so much more that
could be done to truly redesign the Island after a natu-
Planning discussions have indicated that structures
within the high velocity zone will be gone. That sce-
nario would wipe the slate clean for all buildings west
of Gulf Drive and probably 100 feet or so east of the
What should then be built there? Or, what should
then be allowed to be built?
Planners seem to be focusing on trying to replace
existing single-family houses with more of the same.
Ditto businesses, multi-family and whatever else cur-
But why not think about something different, like
a motel-commercial mix with a strict "window of
view" provision to allow residents and visitors the abil-
ity to see the Gulf?
If the Island is concerned about maintaining a vi-
able tax base after a hurricane, the revenue generated
from a multi-million-dollar motel with property,
tourist and sales tax included would be far greater
than a single family home or small condo.
That's not to say that a wall of motels should be
built along the Gulf, but a greater percentage of them
in lieu of houses is worth discussion.
If.projections on storm surge retreat are accurate,
much of the Island's bayfront could also be destroyed
or badly damaged. But there has been little talk about
what the Island's bayfront would or should look like af-
ter a storm.
Does the Island want to allow residential housing
along Anna Maria Sound, or does a boatel-commercial
mix make more sense? How about docks and piers with
restaurants at the far end? Or the creation of rental boat
slips on docks? Of course, resident and visitor access
for fishing or viewing must be assured.
And speaking of the bayfront, does the Island wish
to continue the seawalling of the bay's shore, or would
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native plantings of mangroves and buttonwood make
more sense, both for Sarasota Bay restoration and as
home protection? Remember that those scraggly man-
groves make wonderful buffers for high winds and
There has also been little talk of expanding the
right of way along Gulf Drive. Although Islanders have
been dead-set against adding lanes of traffic to Gulf
Drive, acquiring more right of way would provide for
Longboat Key-esque bike paths and sidewalks and
serve as an incentive to get people out of their cars and
riding bikes or walking.
There also should be some discussion regarding the
neighborhood character changes that will take place
when there's a preponderance of stilt houses next to,
surrounding or looming over single-story homes.
Longboat Key and Sarasota County have been wres-
tling with daylight plane laws to lessen the "loom" fac-
tor of tall houses and allow light and air to reach their
stubbier neighbors, and the Island's cities should con-
sider the same type of ordinances to preserve neighbor-
the Zimmerman-Roat Plan
Many years ago, over many cold beers, a buddy
and I knocked together a "blue sky" plan for barrier
island redevelopment after the big one comes through.
The "Zimmerman-Roat Plan" is extreme and probably
could never come to pass on this Island, but perhaps it
could serve as a starting point.
First, the bridges go. Ferry service or private boats
are the only way on and off the Island.
Second, there are few or no single family homes -
the better to evacuate if a bad storm comes.
The Island comprises parks, motels, shopping ar-
eas, restaurants, nightclubs, bars and other commercial
or natural features. Public facilities are everywhere, and
a free narrow-gauge rail system runs up and down the
Island regularly, funded by commercial interests.
Here's how you would spend a day on the Island,
compliments of the Zimmerman-Roat Plan.
You load up on the ferry on the mainland, which
quickly takes you to the Island. Grabbing beach chairs
and coolers, you step onto the little open-air railroad
car, which whisks you to your favorite spot of sand.
Changing in one of the free cabanas that dot the shore-
line, you set up your gear on the beach and watch the
waves and water.
After a while, feeling a sunburn starting, you put
your beach stuff into a large locker, grab a quick
shower at one of the public restroom facilities and rent
a bicycle for a tour of the Island, stopping to shop or
grab a burger at any one of a score or more of
If you're feeling frisky, you can rent a mask and
snorkel and dive on some of the rubble left by the
former houses that are now offshore reefs. There are
canoe, kayak or sailboat rentals but no personal
watercraft, of course. In fact, boats are limited to spe-
cific anchorage areas in the Gulf and bay, or a mini-
mum of 300 feet from shore.
If you find yourself having too much fun to leave,
any one of the motels along the bay or Gulf make a
wonderful place to spend the night. If you're feeling
more back-to-naturish, you can grab a campsite at one
of the Island's friendly overnight parks.
In fact, if you're really having a good time, you can
plunk down your deposit and put your name on the
waiting list for the next available house that's for sale
- but since there are only a few thousand homes on the
Island, all nestled in the center of the Island on stilts,
there's quite a waiting list.
What a pleasant day.
How about some other pleasant thoughts about
how the Island would look after the Island's most un-
pleasant fear comes true from readers?
Coastlines are the leading global tourist destination,
with 85 percent of all U.S. tourist dollars spent in coastal
states. Worldwide, tourism and travel is the largest indus-
try, employing 211.7 million people and generating $3.4
trillion dollars in 1995. Yes, that's trillion.
1What will happen when "the big one
overwashes the Island ancd wipes out a bunch
ofl homes? How will the Island look in a
post-disaster development scheme? Islander
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Dolphin, tuna, wahoo angling at season peak
By Capt. Mike Heistand
Snook season is finally here, but where are the
linesiders? Fishing reports for the week indicate snook
are still hanging around the passes and beaches, wait-
ing for that first real cold snap to cool the water of the
bay enough for them to move in. Redfish action con-
tinues to be great, though. Offshore action features
good reports of grouper, and trolling for dolphin, tuna
and wahoo is at its peak right now.
Fishers at the Rod and Reel Pier report big red-
fish, flounder, some snapper and an occasional snook.
Anglers at the Anna Maria City Pier are reeling
in some snook and some nice-sized flounder.
Annie's Bait & Tackle said that Capt. Zack on the
Dee Jay II said mangrove snapper were his main catch,
with some up to 15 inches long. He's reeling in quite
a few snook, but they're on the small side. Other fea-
tures of the week include lots of redfish on the high
tides, pompano, bluefish and Spanish mackerel.
Capt. Dave Pinkham on the Legend said he's get-
ting into a lot of black grouper about 12 miles out, plus
mangrove snapper at six pounds. His assessment: fish-
ing is pretty good right now.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair said snook
and trout were his best bets.
Capt. Glenn Corder said the word offshore is
grouper, with some catches tipping the scales at more
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Officer in Charge, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
Aug. 29, Boarding. A personal watercraft was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel's operator re-
ceived a warning for having improper hull registration
numbering and not having a sound-producing device.
Aug. 30, Search and rescue /assistance. While on
patrol, a Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel came upon a
disabled 29-foot boat in Port Charlotte. The Auxiliary
vessel towed the boat to safe moorings.
Aug. 30, Boarding. A 15-foot vessel was boarded
in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel's operator received
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one-pound lane snapper. Other action includes 24-inch
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bays are still too warm.
Capt. Mark Bradow said snook are hard to catch
right now, but he expects things to pick up when the
weather cools a bit. There are still lots of reds out there,
though, and tarpon are gone for another season.
On my boat Magic we're catching lots of redfish
and mangrove snapper, a few keeper trout and some
nice-sized flounder, but snook seem to be eluding us
for the moment.
Capt. Tom Chaya said he's bringing back limit
catches of redfish, mackerel and snapper.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said redfish are
everywhere in the bays, and mangrove snapper are
moving through the Intracoastal Waterway. Offshore,
bottom fishing remains fair but trolling for wahoo,
dolphin and tuna is at its peak time right now.
Capt. Mike Greig said he's still getting good-
sized mangrove snapper in the bay, plus big trout on the
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service, food or other general commercial use. $195,000.
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ISLAND'S BEST BUY!
This charming elevated house in Anna Maria city has just been
listed. 2BR/2BA close to everything. Nice neighborhood. Don't miss
this opportunity to own in Anna Maria. Just listed at $169,900.
BAYVIEW LOT This spacious building lot is tucked away on the
north end of Anna Maria with beach access directly across the
street. Wonderful bay views can be yours today for only
$129,500. Owner wants an offer!
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 Gulf Drive P O Box 717 Anna Mara, FL 34216
(941) 778-1450 or 778-2307
WHIRLPOOL WASHER, large capacity, excellent
condition, $100; G.E. dryer, good condition, $25.
TWO TWIN BEDS with brass headboards, $35
MOVING SALE glass top dinette set with two chairs
$125; beige chair $75; Schwinn exercise bike $100;
Nordic Track $200; three black bar stools $125;
glass coffee table and matching end table with brass
accents $125. All contemporary. 778-0353.
X Antique And
My 20 years of appraising and 25 years of
sales means I can offer you a qualified service
to help in the disposition of your fine antiques,
art, and household furnishings. I will be happy
to send you a resume and references.
Member of Appraisers Association of America
Sunday September 20
4439 121st St. Ct. W., Cortez ............. $269,900
Old Florida charm in 3-4BR/2.5BA home on large
lot in Cortez Village. Wraparound porch. Lots of
extras. Call Carla Price 778-0770 eves.
530 72nd St., Holmes Beach ............. $495,000
3BR/3BA home with nearly 5,000 sq. ft. Enclosed
pool, boat slip and fishing dock. Call Clarke
Williams 744-0700 eves.
10007 Spoonbill Rd. E., Bradenton ... $175,000
3BR/2BA home located on the bay with views from
most rooms. Call Carol Williams 744-0700.
532 68th St., Holmes Beach ............... $269,000
Refurbished immaculate 3BR/2BA canalfront
home. Split bedrooms, dock, near open end of
canal. Call Zee Catanese 794-8991 eves.
133 White Ave., Holmes Beach .......... $249,900
2BR/1.5BA two story home located west of Gulf Dr.
Steps to beach and turnkey furnished. Call Judy
Duncan 778-1589 eves.
314 Spring Ave., Anna Maria............... $249,500
4BR/2BA elevated home with vaulted ceiling,
fireplace, skylights, fenced backyard with Jacuzzi,
Call Darcie Duncan 779-2290 eves.
223 Oak Ave., Anna Maria .................. $339,000
4BR/3BA canalfront home with caged pool, boat
house with boat lift, dock with cleaning station and
water. Call Lana Craig 778-4693 eves.
629 Dundee Lane, Holmes Beach...... $260,000
2BR/2BA canalfront home four lots in from Bimini
Bay. 70-foot dock with water, electric, 9,000 lb.
boat lift. Call Sharron Hamilton 722-5741 eves.
224 Chilson Ave., Anna Maria............. $255,000
4BR/3BA canalfront home with large yard with
room for a pool, dock with water and electric. Call
Toni King 794-5534 eves.
8204 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach......... $147,000
Well-built 2-3BR/3BA brick home on corner lot with
view of the canal across street. Call Vadis Hull
GARAGE SALE Saturday, Sept. 19, 9a.m. to 4 p.m.
Baby crib, stroller, pingpong table, tire rim, house-
hold art, clothes, linens and more. 5319 Sunrise
Lane (bay side by Marina Bay Restaurant).
MOVING SALE Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept.
18, 19 and 20, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Heavy duty washer,
$50; plus all kinds of goodies. 2514 Avenue B,
HUGE MOVING SALE Saturday, Sept. 19, 8 a.m. to
? Dryer, household appliances, kitchen stuff and
more. 215 Sycamore/Northshore Drive, Anna Maria.
I You gotta kiss
,- a lot of frogs
S to find a prince
Sof a property
A Paradise Rental Management leaps out
among all area rental teams! Call for results.
lIlours of'lTelephone Coverage
Amount of Advertising and Promotions
Total Rental Income Per Property
For company derails contact:
A Paradise Rental Management
1-800-237-2252 or 778-4800
5201 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach
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419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
(941) 778-2291 P 0 Box 2150
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294
ANNA MARIA VILLAGE
Fantastic Family Home
This ultra-spacious 4BR/3BA home is nestled on the
secluded north end of Anna Maria, offering lovely
views of Passage Key and Tampa Bay! Features in-
clude airy vaulted ceilings with fans and track lights, in-
teresting room angles filled with space and light, pale
hardwood floors, white tiled baths and kitchen, and
wood-burning fireplace. Other amenities include two
spacious decks, double-car garage, plus a private
downstairs guest quarters, ideal for a mother-in-law or
extended family. Only $259,000!
KEY ROYALE GEM
This 3BR/2BA waterfront home with boat dock was
built in 1991 and offers many amenities, including gor-
geous ceramic tiled floors, vaulted ceilings with fans,
Palladian windows, sundecks and more! What a won-
derful buy at only $245,000 turnkey furnished!
"WIR SPRECHEN DEUTSCH"
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Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK MLJS
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ROSER THRIFT SHOP open Thursdays 10 a.m. to 2
p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Donations Wednes-
days 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Clothing, kitchen gadgets,
books, linens. 113 Pine Ave, Anna Maria.
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.z
WARNING: DON'T CALL any carpet cleaner until
you hear this free recorded message. Call anytime,
24 hours a day, 1-800-801-6605.
DOLPHIN DAYCARE AND PRESCHOOL Places avail-
able 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-
"WALK WITH ME..."
To select your island
property. When buying
;w r ..H I can make your island
dreams come true.
Sales & Rentals Since 1939
S- 2217 Gulf Drive North
--. --* 1 Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
WANTED 2 OR 3BR, Anna Maria, Bayshore school
district for family of three. Lease options and handy-
man specials welcome. Good references, 778-6389
CLUB MONAMI goodbye trolley, CMA is coming
with unique and exciting promotional opportunities.
Information: CMA PO Box 24, Anna Maria 34216.
BABYSITTER ANNA MARIA Island resident needed
to care for my infant weekdays and kindergartener
after school in her home. Call 778-7770 or 779-
SHOP AVON at home with personal delivery and guar-
anteed satisfaction. Call island resident, Monica, your
independent Avon sales representative. 778-6504.
REGISTER TO VOTE: Pick up forms for simplified
mail-in registration at The Islander Bystander office,
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
LOST CUBIC ZIRCONIA bracelet on Holmes
Beach, Labor Day. Gift from my children. If found,
please call 778-3267. Reward!!
YACHT CLEANING by Carleen. Detailing, wax,
maintenance programs. 15-years experience. Island
resident. References available. 941-750-7337.
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations
please. Call 795-8299.
WET SLIPS AND Hi 'N' Dry storage available at
competitive rates in modern, full-service marina.
Island home in Bay
Palms. Canal over 7 ft.
deep at high tide. Direct
access to bay. Room for
a pool. $249,900.
Call Piroska Kallay at 778-2261
After hours 778-3778
SFax: 778-7944 (800) 422-6325
i605C Manatee Ave.
RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE, INC. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
an independently owned and operated member of Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corporation
OFFSHORE CHARTER FISHING with Captain
Glenn Corder aboard deep south. Half and full day
. For information, call 778-1203 or mobile 713-5900.
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 Library.
Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or 778-6247.
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: Valet, servers, line cooks. Bucca-
neer Inn, 383-5565.
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
Property Management Team .
"We Cover the Island"
Week Month Annual
Cottages Houses* Bungalows
5910 Marina Dr Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call 941-778-0770 Toll Free 800 741-3772
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
WEST OF GULF DRIVE
$199,000 2or3BR/2BA home
with two large wood decks on a
fenced comer lot. #CH319321B
ANNA MARIA $399,000 4BR/
2.5BA home on a canal with
boathouse. No bridges to
Tampa Bay and Gulf. Only one
block to the beach. #CH32204
WATERBIRD WAY $110,000
2BR/2BA condo overlooks natural
waterway. Turnkey furnished. In-
cludes a boat dock. Children and
pets welcome. #1B32186KS Call
SKarin Stephan 388-1267, or Carol
GREAT LOCATION! $345,000
Karin Stephan 3BR/2BA canalfront home with
Ich Spreche Deutsch boat dock and no bridges to open
388-4433 bay. Turnkey furnished.#1B87235KS
HOLMES BEACH $192,000. 2BR/2BA Canalfront,
Florida-style, turnkey-furnished home. MOTIVATED
All my listings can be seen on the world wide web.
INVESTORS Key West-style 2BR/2BA plus den home with
Jacuzzi in master bedroom. Across the street from the beach.
Small pool. GREAT RENTAL INCOME. $269,900. #1B31724.
DEEP WATER, KEY ROYALE $350,000 Back on market. Deal
fell through. ACT NOW! 80-foot dock with sailboat water.
OWNER WILL LOOK AT ALL OFFERS. Inspections completed.
Call KAREN LOHSE for details 751-1155. #1B29197.
CHECK IT OUT! 3-4BR/1.5BA home in West Bradenton area.
Open floor plan with 18 by 34 family room, which is not included
in the base square footage. Close to Prine Elementary School.
$105.000. Call Denise Langlois 751-1155. #1B31873.
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
is recogniedrondthewrd otjs run h eigbrod
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Gulf Stream cr Smugglers Cove
Resorts on Anna Maria Island
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, washer/dryer and barbecue grill.
For reservations call (941) 778-6667
or toll free 1-800-851-8454 visit our web site at
Carol S. Heinze
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HOUSEKEEPING nonsmoking, reliable person
needed for a variety of housekeeping duties.
Harrington House, Holmes Beach, 778-5444.
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, trim-
ming, clean-up, edgings. Hard-working and responsible.
Excellent references. Call Edward 778-3222.
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476.
AUTOMOBILE SERVICE AND REPAIR. Call Mark
for appointment at Grooms Motors, 778-6045. 5608
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
AUTO DETAILING at your home or office, at your
convenience. Complete detailing includes wash,
wax, shampoo, engine and undercarriage cleaning,
leather & vinyl conditioned, tires and trim dressed
and more. Protect your investment. Call Damon at
THE HONEY DO MAN Handyman. Odd Jobs,
small jobs, repairs. Licensed, insured. Free esti-
mates 778-5003 or 726-1067.
BANKRUPTCY $200, Divorce $150-$200. Adop-
tion, corporations, modifications, power of attorney,
wills, living wills, name change, etc. Suncoast Para-
legal Services 742-4788.
PRESSED FOR TIME. Ironing and cleaning. Now
accepting additional clients. Served the island for
eight years, excellent references. 778-4192.
SPARKLING CLEAN SERVICES licensed and
bonded. Residential, commercial. Homes, condo-
miniums, rentals, offices. Windows, move in/out.
Estimates, call Beverly 778-1945.
DOMESTIC AFAIRS thorough house cleaning
(neurotic attention to detail); ironing, errands, re-
.organize and clean closets and cupboards. Jony
STUMP GRINDING Brad Frederick's. Fully-insured.
Residential, commercial. Dependable service, com-
petitive prices, free estimates. Back yards and small
jobs okay. 730-0001 or 749-5451.
PHONO-GRAPHIX foolproof reading and spelling
method for children and adults. Ask about reading
fundamentals for four and five year olds. Free test-
ing. Certified reading therapist, 795-0303.
DUMP TRUCK FOR HIRE Shell delivered and
spread $25 yd., mulch, fill dirt, gravel. Call for prices.
Hauling Larry 778-0119.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If
it's broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior dis-
count. Call 778-2581.
FREE SNOW REMOVAL Shell, dirt, mulch or stone
delivered and spread for a small fee. Yard clean-up.
Dump truck for hire. Free estimates. Call Dave
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
STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE Service. Installa-
tions, maintenance contracts. First cut free with
annual contract. Reliable, insured. Former island
resident 25 years. 727-5066.
FREE SPRINKLER ADJUSTMENT. Timer adjust-
ment, inspection of system through October 15,
1998. Call True Value Irrigation Service, 954-0775.
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-
DRY CLEAN your carpet! Dry foam dries fast. We
never use steam. Many Island references. Fat Cat
Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning, 778-2882.
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/
exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island refer-
ences. Dan or Bill 795-5100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. State licensed and insured. Many Island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic &
vinyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.
ALUMINUMNINYL 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
401 North Bay Blvd.
3BR/2.5BA, two-car garage
furnished home for sale.
Doug Dowling Realty
COME RELAX AND ENJOY your own beach getaway. WATER, TROPICAL BIRDS and occasional dolphin mural your
Townhouse with three balconies, partial Gulf view and steps to the tranquil view. 2BR/2B, atrium foyer with private elevator, eat-in
beach. Comfortably fumished. Great rental potential. $129,500. Bob kitchen, two-car garage. Luxury living in this gated community.
Burnett, 387-0048 or Judy Nimz, 922-1015. C31177. $214,000. Barry and Kimberly Charles, 795-1273. C30008
ULTIMATE SUNSETS and expansive views of Sarasota and
Longboat Key. Property consists of two separate houses and
deeded boat dock. Main house features wood floors, fireplace and
exquisite master suite. $389,000. Van Bourgois, 761-0273. R27775
RIVERDALE. What a buy. On the canal
across from the Inlets. Great potential for ex-
pansion. kitchen and baths have been beau-
tifully remodeled. $139,900. Lisa Edenfield,
727-8606 or 752-0101. R32014
ATTRACTIVELY PRICED canalfront home.
Caged, heated pool, dock and davits. Close to
the Intracoastal and Gulf. Split bedroom plan,
domed kitchen, family room. Nicely landscaped
with avocado and citrus trees. $219,900. Barry
and Kimberly Charles, 795-1273. R31315
SPECTACULAR PANORAMIC BAY VIEW.
Spacious 4BR home, over 3/4 acre tropical pri-
vate lot on dead-end street. great open plan,
beautiful pool and large workshop. $599,900.
Sandy Drapala, 794-3354. R30015
ANNA MARIA GULFFRONT DUPLEX. Gorgeous view. 2BR/
2B each side. Turnkey furnished. Good investment property.
Reduced. $495,000. Bob Burnett, 387-0048. D20191
A TROPICAL PARADISE awaits your
new home on this riverfront two-acre par-
cel plus private island. $175,000. Sara La
Plante, 748-4389 or 752-0101. L28905
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
DESIRABLE Northwest neighborhood to call
home. 4,238 +/- sq. ft., 4BR/3B, master suite with
library, media room, gym, pool area in tropical
setting. Every family's dream. Reduced.
$299,000. Julie DeSear, 794-3041. R27907
OFF RIVERVIEW BOULEVARD on quiet
wooded street. Completely remodeled home
with yesterday charm. Wood floors and beau-
tiful molding and built-in bookcases. Large,
separate formal dining room. Trees galore.
$299,900. Sandy Drapala, 794-3354.R32210
ENJOY QUALITY CONSTRUCTION and
beautiful custom moldings, woodwork and
built-ins in this Northwest Bradenton home.
Beautifully landscaped. $229,900. Sandy
Drapala, 794-3354. R32220
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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Sandy'\ Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
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778-1345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
I &Established in 1983
Darrin Wash CARPENTRY
"A DOOR EXPERT"
Serving the Island communities since
1988 with Island references.
DRY WALL, TEXTURE
& POPCORN REPAIR 778-1353
WILSON WALL SERVICES
Specializing in Stucco & Ceiling Repairs
Building Restoration Water Damage
25 Yrs Experience Island References 727-7247
@0 RBVuU@N STATE LICENSED & INSURED
1@LV~R'vU@\ I I CRC 035261 EXPERIENCED
CONSTRUCTION JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION
CONSTRUCTION Remodeling Contractors
CONSTRUCTION Building Anna Maria since 1975
@Oa@D'[a0@ (941) 778-2993
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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
Painting Drywall Tile Doors Screens Etc ...
MANATEE Auto Injury? PIP Accepted
Home, Hospital, Hospice
MEDICAL Infants Adults Seniors
K. M. Holloran. LMT, CNMT
IMASSAGE 10 Years Experience
S rat L.cmc dand Inured MAIlS568 941-748-0475
HOLMES BEACH MINI STORAGE
We're Still Here!
3018 Ave C, Holmes Beach 778-5549 24 Hrs
Do your complete wash in only 4 minutes!
2 minutes to drop it off 2 minutes to pick it up
See Judy Monday-Friday, 8 am to 2 pm
Holmes Beach Coin Laundry 778-6772
New Owners/Managers/Island Residents
Custom Homes Remodeling
S AN DRC A SSIFIEDS
HMEnRS C t e
CARPET INSTALLATION, repair, restretch. Resi-
dential, commercial, marine. Experienced, licensed,
insured, island resident. Darrell Atwood, 779-0065..
CARL V. JOHNSON, JR. Building Contractor. New
homes, renovations, additions. Free estimates and
design service. Lic#RR0066450. Call 795-1947.
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,
BEACH FRONT GROUND-LEVEL 2BR/2BA.
Completely furnished, carpet, closed garage, large
kitchen. Couples, no pets, $3,500 month inclusive
HIDEAWAY COVE panoramic bay view. Nice, quiet,
ground floor. 2BR fully furnished, steps to beach,
restaurants, and more. Available now through De-
cember. Also January and April 1999 season. No
pets or smoking. 778-7107.
BEACH FRONT CONDOMINIUM 2BR/2BA com-
pletely 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 month,
COMMERCIAL SPACE: SPACIOUS 1,554 sq. ft.
ideal for studio plus 518 sq. ft. work room with sink
and plus 360 sq. ft. private office space. $1,500 /mo.
plus utilities. Anna Maria Realty 778-2259.
ANNUAL 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
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.
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.
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.
WANTED TO RENT 2BR minimum on the beach
from October 3 to October 16. Will consider a few
steps off the beach. Call Jim 778-3000.
2BR UPSTAIRS. Just steps to beach. 2306 Avenue
B, $650. Freedom Property Realtors, 746-9071.
BAYFRONT ANNUAL UNFURNISHED two houses
and one duplex. 3BR/2BA $1,500; 2BR/2BA $1,200;
1 BR/1BA $650 per month. Private docks. 322-2101.
PRIME COMMERCIAL SPACE in Holmes Beach
for rent, 1340 sf with two restrooms. Call Smith
PRIME COMMERCIAL SPACE in Holmes Beach
for rent, approximately 270 sf. Call Smith Realtors,
2BR/1BA DUPLEX, new carpet, 2303 Avenue C,
$750 month; 1BR/1BA DUPLEX, pet okay, 3012
Gulf Drive, $575 month. Call Suncoast Real Estate
SEASONAL VACATION RENTALS Martinique, Sun
Plaza West 2BR/2BA Gulf front with views, secured.
elevators, tennis, pools, saunas at Sun Plaza.
Westbay Cove and Sandy Point 2BR/2BA, bay side,
pools. Sand & Sea 2BR or 4BR, pool. Island homes.
T. Dolly Young Real Estate. 778-0807; 800-956-
0807. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
VACATION RENTAL newly decorated 2BR/2BA
townhouse. pool, steps to beach and shopping; full
kitchen, security lighting, partial view of Gulf $450
weekly/$1,200 monthly/$2,000 monthly seasonal.
ANNUAL TOWNHOUSE APARTMENT 2BR/2BA, full
kitchen, pool, steps to beach, partial Gulf view. Avail-
able first week November, $725 month. 794-3229.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND duplex 2BR/1BA close to
beach. Remodeled, no pets $650 month. Island
Real Estate, 778-6066.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND duplex 2BR/2BA, one-car
garage, good location, no pets, $850 month. Island
Real Estate, 778-6066.
ANNUAL GROUND FLOOR kitchenette apartment.
Ideal for single, two blocks to beach and city center.
$485 includes utilities. 778-0751 or 725-1304.
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SPECTACULAR GULF VIEW new, 3BR/3BA house
and/or 1BR/1BA ground apartment located one
house from beach, all extras. 106 72nd St., Holmes
Beach. Great seasonal rates, 778-1970.
ROOMMATE TO SHARE 2BR/1BA beach front
condominium. Annual $400 month, 778-7252.
ANNUAL 2BR DUPLEX north end, no pets. Couple
or single, $600 month plus security. 778-6088.
VERY NICE ISLAND apartments available for an-
nual or seasonal rent. 2BR/1BA and 1 BR/1 BA from
$550 month. Call Frank 761-9259.
GULF VIEWS!! Seasonal rental 2BR/1BA fully fur-
nished duplex, one home from the Gulf. Available
now through December 31, $600 week/ $2,000
month. Call 778-1747.
EFFICIENCY APARTMENT, private entry, bath,
screened porch, large living area includes kitchen
facilities. No pets, 778-7039.
2BR/1BA HOUSE, 28th Street, Holmes Beach.
Pond, one block to bay, two blocks to beach. $750
1BR APARTMENT, Seaside Gardens, $425 per
month. R. Olson, 778-6746.
HOLMES BEACH 1BR/1BA elevated apartment,
close to beach, large porch, includes water and
trash. $550 month, 778-4010.
ANNUAL LEASE 1BR/1BA unfurnished, $540; fur-
nished $590. One month security deposit, water,
garbage included. Steps to beach. 204 56th Street,
Holmes Beach 34217 or call 746-9760.
LONGBOAT KEY CONDOMINIUM 2BR/2BA dock,
Each, carport, annual. Holmes Beach condo-
minium 2BR/2BA waterfront, pool, tennis, annual.
Old Florida Realty, 778-3377.
2BR/1BA FURNISHED rental Holmes Beach, avail-
able by the month, one is three blocks from beach,
$800 month, 778-6569.
2BR/1 BA HOLMES BEACH, one block from beach.
Unfurnished, newly redecorated, $650 month, 778-
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE annual rental 3BR/2BA,
two-car garage, pool. $1,000 month, October 1
ready. Excalibur Realty, 792-5566.
ALMOST BEACH APTS winter vacation rentals.
Turnkey, across from beach. 1BR $350 week, 2BR
$450 week. Fall rates available, 778-2374.
FURNISHED 2BR/1BA 400 feet to beach. All utili-
ties paid $825. Available until February 1999. 778-
FOR RENT 3BR/1BA wood and Berber floors,
fireplace, vaulted ceilings, decks $975. Large ef-
ficiency, Mexican tile, very cute $550 month.
Whole house, three or four bedrooms, $1,300
seasonal. Large efficiency $275 week. 778-8221,
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 ceilings, fireplace. Close to the water on
Bay Blvd. Very charming, must see inside.
$214,000, Judy Leetzow or Brian Heavrin Remax
VILLAGE GREEN CONDOMINIUM 2BR/2BA, two
car garage, corner lot. Jacuzzi, senior citizen, no
pets, call owner for appointment, 794-3303.
BY OWNER 3BR/2BA 2800 sf, ground floor, tropi-
cal setting, 100 yards to beach. Beautiful large du-
plex lot, $235,000 778-0103.
MOBILE HOME WITH 12" x 20" side room new ap-
pliances, ceramic floors, across from beach. Over
55 rental park, $12,500. 795-7474.
GULF SIDE CONDOMINIUM spacious 1BR, beau-
tifully furnished turnkey. Tile floors, covered parking,
heated pool, tennis. $149,000. Ask for Yvonne
Higgins, Wagner Realty 778-2246.
BAYFRONT CONDOMINIUM luxuriously furnished,
roomy 2BR/2BA. Outstanding view. $199,500. Ask
for Yvonne Higgins, Wagner Realty 778-2246.
FOURPLEX good income, good location, steps to
beach. $325,000. Ask for Yvonne Higgins, Wagner
FOR SALE BY OWNER Key Royale, 3BR/2BA, 604
Concord Lane $179,000. Call 330-872-1048.
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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 fruit trees. Two-zone A/C plus many
upgrades. $273,500. Call Dick Maher or Dave
Jones 778-4800. MLS 30729
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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 778-3026 MLS 31714.
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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
PERICO BAY CLUB Inexpensive Florida living
with all the amenities in this 2BR/2BA unit, 1-
car garage, pool, tennis, clubhouse and gated
community. Only minutes to beach. $139,000.
Lynn Hostetler 778-4800:
(941) 778-4800 Toll Free 800-237-2252
WATERS EDGE 2BR/21A beachfront condo
with fabulous view of the Gult. 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
ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB Best complex
on the Island. Excellent rental too! 2BR/2BA
Gulffront, furnished turnkey. Heated pool,
spa, elevator. $275,000 Lynn Ilostetler 778-
4800 MLS 31639.
ELEVATED PRIME ISLAND HOME Prime
Island Hlolmes Beach location! 3BR/2BA home
on large lot surrounded by more expensive
properties. Ready to move in. $179,900. Ken
Rickett 778-3026. MLS 29150
IT'S A STEAL 2BR/2BA furnished canal home
for only $159,900. 1 must be dreaming. Call Ken
5201 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217
LIVING AT IT'S BEST 3-4BR/3BA Perico HOLMES BEACH FOURPLEX with 2,796 sq.
Island living at its best. Minutes to Gulf beach. ft. of living area. Unique building on 100x100
Has great view of pond. Low maintenance fee. ground level lot. Open patio and courtyard.
Move in condition. Priced to sell at $142,500. Sunny and bright 1 BR/1 BA, two 2BR/1 BA and
Call Ed Olivera 778-2246, eves 778-1751. 2BR/2BA fantastic apartment rental opportu-
nities. All for $325,000. Call Yvonne Higgins
778-2246. eves., 778-6389.
FABULOUS VIEWS of Bimini Bay off 55-foot PANORAMIC BAYFRONT Spectacular views
dock. 5/6BR/4BA contemporary home with of bay and Intracoastal from this 3BR/3BA
large indoor pool. Gourmet kitchen overlook- residence with deep-water dock and lift. Great
ing bay. Two-car garage, plus extras. Call central location. Offered at $379,500. Call
Michael advocate 778-2246. Eves., 778-0608. Dave Moynihan 778-2246 Eves. 778-7976.
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affiliation ofMarianne with the
company. Marianne was raised
on Anna Maria Island and
was a school teacher in the
county beforejoining her family
in the real estate business.
We wish her all the best.
3101 GULF DRIVE
Wedebrock Real Estate Company
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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
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3BR/2BA, 1,900 sq. ft. lush land-
scape, central vac, other up-
grades, four covered porches.
CALL FOR OPEN SCHEDULE
$279,900. 778-5427 after hours.
SUN PLAZA WEST 2BR/2BA Gulf view. Amenities. $175,000.
WHITE AVENUE beach access. 3BR/2BA, large lot, immaculate,
EXCEPTIONAL 2BR/2BA condo with carport. $126,000.
CANALFRONT 4BR/3BA elevated, $395,000.
LOT 9,427 square feet. Palm Harbor Subdivision. $108,500.
10 ACRES 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.
5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
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Featuring Gulf & Beach Properties from
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* GULF WATCH! Private beach for this 2BR/2B second
floor unit directly across from Gulf Mint condition with
great views of the GulP. 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.
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2BR/2BA easily converts to 3BR. Large caged pool,
2-car garage, fenced yard, immaculate, security system,
3BR/2BA waterfront home. Large sunny Florida room,
terrazzo and ceramic tile, low maintenance yard, boat
dock, playhouse. Quiet street. $249,000.
4B5/3BA waterfront home, private dock, four-car ga-
rage, master suite, vaulted ceilings, beautiful cabinets,
pool and tennis club membership. $549,900.
2BR/2BA townhouse, hardwood floors, fenced yard,
large screened porch, two-car garage, short walk to
beach. Residential area. $170,000.
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.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX
2BR/1.5BA each side. Excellent rental, close to beach.
Nice area, convenient to everything. Ceramic tile, car-
per. All appliances included. $225,000.
3BR/2.5BA custom home on deepwater canal. Den,
tile, designer carpet, dining room, vaulted ceilings, pool
& heated spa, across from golf course. $699,000.
ANNUAL,- I BR/1lBA Duplex $575
Motion Village 211R/21A $550
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520 58th Street..... $649,500
8019 Marina Dr..... $589,000
5319 Sunrise Lane..... $545,000
8023 Marina Dr..... $575,000
8015 Marina Dr.....$545,000
520 Bayview Place..... $549,000
723 North Shore Dr....$527,500
511 Bayview Dr.....$429,750
325 Tarpon St..... ..... $325,000
509 58th St... ......$249,000
117 81st St ..........$239,000
232 Chilson................ $234,900
226 South Harbor Dr..$199,000
259 Gladiolus ........ $185,000
Mariners Cove .............. $269.900
Smugglers Landing ....... $239.900
Westbay Point & Moorings $199,000
1510 1st St West, B'ton .. $99,000
I ,% 108 Peppertree ............ $269,000
705 Fern St .................. $219,000
5619 Gulf Dr ................ $189,400
^n 2311 Avenue B............... $99,900
Realtor 2304 Avenue B ............... $99,000
443 62nd St ................... $86,900
201 35th St .................. $640,000
101 25th St ................ $549,000
2219 Gulf Drive ............ $375,000
303 56th St ................ $229,900
915 Sandpiper Circle..... $106,900
518 Sanderling Circle .... $115,000
6507 Riverview Blvd...... $321,000
1405 91st St Ct NW...... $169,900
2208 3rd Ave ............... $110,000
203 46th St. W ............ $107,900
276 Sherwood Dr............ $68,900
2107 Palma Sola ............. $59,900
8316 43rd St W ............. $34,500
You name it,
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BY CATHY MILLHAUSER / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ
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TIDY ISLAND Secure bayfront community with 24-
hour guard. Two pools, two Har-tru tennis courts,
nature walks. Great place for biking and walking.
Call for available units. Bob & Penny Hall 7782261.
MANATEE RIVERFRONT SPLENDOR! Two-story,
4BR/3B home features elegance throughout! Screened
pool enclosure with wet bar and European sauna.
MLS#25540 $825,000 Rose Schnoerr, 778-2261.
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CANALFRONT ISLAND HOME Ground level 3BR/ TROPICAL SPLENDOR on Lake La Vista.
2BA, enclosed lanai. Open plan in living and dining Steps, to lovely North end of beach. Currently
area. New three- ton AC, freshly painted. Immaculate! used as home, can be 3 or 4 units. MLS#28629
MLS#31301. $229,000 Rose Schnoerr 778-2261. $350,00.0 Bobye Chasey, 778-2261.
STUNNING WATERFRONT ESTATE offers inspir-
ing views of Manatee River. Magnificent two-story
home, 4BR/4.1B plus 2BR/2B carriage house.
MLS#30137. $1,600,000 Nancy Fasel 778-2261.
Pinehurst 2BR/2BA Sarasota condo, first floor, one-
car garage. Pool and tennis. ...............$850 per mo.
Ironwood 2BR/2BA second-floor end unit with car-
port, stacked washer/dryer. ............... $800 per mo
Holmes Beach 3BR/2B Single-family home, garage,
boat dock. Furnished or unfurnished $1,600 per mo,
Perico Bay Club 2BR/2B condo, gated community,
pool, tennis courts ............................... $850 per mo.
University Park 2BR/2B villa, view of lake, two-car
garage, pool, gated community ....... $1,000 per mo.
BEST PRICED HOME in Key Royale! Screened
breakfast nook overlooks pretty boat basin. Large
lot, room for pool. 3BR/2B, attached garage.
MLS#29719 $219,900 Chard Winheim 778-2261.
Anna Maria Island 3BR/2BA Single-family home on canal
with one-car garage. Holnmes Beach ....... $1,200 per mo.
Cordova Lakes 3BR/2BA Single-larily home, two-car
garage, screened lanai with view of lake. Available Sept .
.................... ... ....... ......... ........... 900 per m o .
We also have seasonal
Call Emily Romer at 778-9611
Toll Free 1(800)237-8400 Ext. 1011
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