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Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992) ( September 23, 1998 )

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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Uniform Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
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Creator: Islander
Publisher: Bonner Joy
Creation Date: September 23, 1998

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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Manatee -- Anna Maria
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00074389/00546

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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Uniform Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Creator: Islander
Publisher: Bonner Joy
Creation Date: September 23, 1998

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

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THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE SEPTEMBER 23, 1998


ISLANDER


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If ordered, take cover from hurricane


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
Almost half of our calendar year is set aside for
hurricane season and September is the busiest month.
You may think you've had your fill of hurricane news
by now, but taking cover from the storm issues could
prove harmful.
So far this year, we've seen Hurricane Earl run out
of steam after he blew into the Panhandle. Bonnie bat-
tered North Carolina, took a breather, regained her


Tiny cell tower


proposed to


top Martinique
By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach city commissioners said last week
they plan to modify their telecommunications ordi-
nance to allow Primeco to place an antenna on the roof
of the Martinique North.
In August, Primeco Personal Communications was
denied a building permit for the antenna. Building In-
spector Bill Saunders said antennas are not permitted
in the A-1 zoning district.
"We have come here because we need some clarifi-
cation on your ordinance and if necessary, ask you to
make some slight adjustments to it," said Primeco attor-
ney Laura Belflower. "Primeco has an immediate need to
place an -ntenna in Holmes Beach. This is not a tower."
Belflower pointed out the following problems with
the city's current ordinance:
In the definitions section, it says that building-
mounted antennas greater than 10 feet in height must
have a special use permit. However, it does not address
those antennas of less than 10 feet in height.
The ordinance treats building-mounted antennas
the same as it treats ground-mounted cellular phone
towers by only allowing them in the C-I, C-2, C-3,
PSP-1, Rec-1 and Rec-2 zoning districts.
Belflower said antennas of less than 10 feet should
be allowed without special use permits and they should
be allowed in the A-I district.
City Attorney Patricia Petruff agreed with
Belflower about discrepancies in the ordinance.
"It would appear to imply that antenna of 10 feet
or less would not require a special permit," Petruff said.
"Unfortunately, the ordinance doesn't tell us what pro-
cess one would have to go through to have one."
On the zoning district question, Petruff noted, "That
issue becomes one of interpretation, because your A- I
district is not purely a residential zone. It's seasonal tour-
ist zone. In that zone you allow limited types of commer-
cial uses such as hotels, motels and restaurants and gift
shops affiliated with hotels and motels."
When commissioners drafted the ordinance, they
focused on cellular phone towers, rather than antennas,
Mayor Carol Whitmore said.
"Wasn't Primeco part of the GTE tower?" Com-
mission Chairman Don Maloney asked.
"GTE has not been able to make a commitment as
to when it is going to build the tower and Primeco has
a need immediately," Belflower responded. "The ap-
proval of the GTE tower has created a monopoly for
GTE that leaves them totally in control of all the other
carriers."
Bob Kersteen, GTE site acquisitions manager, said
all the steel that is needed to build the tower is being
used to replace electrical towers that were felled by
severe weather last winter in the northeast. He said the
tower is slated for completion Dec. 1.
Commissioner Roger Lutz asked if GTE could
have put a tower on the Martinique. Kersteen said it is
not high enough and would still have required another
tower site within one mile.
PLEASE SEE TOWER, PAGE 4


If you have to go ...
Manatee County Public Safety Director Karen
Windon says be sure to have some form of iden-
tification that proves you have a home or property
on the Island if you are asked to evacuate resi-
dents stickers are not sufficient.

strength and took Virginia by surprise. Now there's a
good chance we will hear from Georges or Ivan or


Jeanne before hurricane season ends.
Holmes Beach Fire Chief Andy Price said Anna
Maria Island has seen several near misses over the
years and as a result, some residents have become too
comfortable.
Many who live here have never been evacuated dur-
ing a storm, he said, noting that the most recent evacua-
tion was 13 years ago during Hurricane Elena in 1985.
PLEASE SEE HURRICANE, NEXT PAGE


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Turtle disaster finale
Turtle Watch Director Suzi Fox and volunteer Sabine Buehler sort construction materials at Resort 66 in
search of remaining turtles the morning after the nest (staked and taped in the foreground) hatched Sept. 16.
They accounted for a loss of approximately 18 hatchlings, according to Buehler. Fox was alerted to the
problem and arrived at the scene at midnight Tuesday, where she was able to follow the baby turtles' tracks
up to the building. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood


Turtle season all but over this year


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
The sea turtle hatching season is within one nest
of being over, but it didn't get that far without a fi-
nal disaster.
Of the 224 nests which I.,'_':.'i he.ll turtles dug
into Anna Maria Island beaches, only five remained
this week and four of them are considered dead, said
Suzi Fox, while the fifth is apparently healthy and
ready to hatch soon.
Fox holds the state permit for turtle preservation for
the Island. She and other Turtle Watch volunteers have
worked nightly since May for the survival of hatchlings.
Slurricane Earl's long-distance sideswipe of the
Island wrecked 58 nests, vandals destroyed four, and
a few others fell prey to other natural problems. Fox
calculates that 160 nests produced baby turtles, be-
tween 80 and 150 per nest.
One late nest that didn't make it was at Resort 66,
6600 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. An estimated 25
hatchlings apparently were lured by lights inland away
from Gulf waters and all but seven, which were found
alive, evidently died there.
Late night lights in windows at Beach Bistro res-
taurant on the southwest corner of Resort 66 may have
been at fault, said Fox. Construction workers appar-
ently placed construction-zone fencing across the nest,
and some plywood and poles and other construction
materials were nearby. She feels the hatchlings may
have crawled under there or were led around the
corner by parking lot lights and street lighting.
Tom Scott, owner of Scott Construction Co. of
Sarasota, said his workers had done "what they should do
to avoid any turtle nests. We didn't encroach on the nest."


His firm is refurbishing Resort 66 and has a letter
of exception to work during turtle nesting season issued
by the Florida Department of Environmental Protec-
tion. Work presently involves replacing windows and
balconies on the Gulffront.
The hatch was 11 days early, Fox said, so the only
markers at the nest were stakes. Nearer hatching time,
nests are caged to protect hatchlings.
Both Beach Bistro and Resort 66 have been "very
good and did all they could" to protect turtles. Fox said.
Steve West of DEP visited the site late last week
and met with Holmes Beach officials to tighten proce-
dures and prevent such incidents.
There was good news on the turtle financial front.
Manatee County agreed to provide the program with
$3,000, li olmes Beach $1,500 and 13radenton Beach
$600. Anna Maria City was the lone holdout, refusing
Turtle Watch's request for help in meeting expenses
that have been paid out of members' pockets.


SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
O p in io n s ............................ ........................ 6
Those Were the Days .................................... 7
S choo l ................... ........ ................. 12
S p o rts .............................. ........................ 16
Anna Maria Island tides ............................... 19
Crossword puzzle.......................................... 28







KI PAGE 2 U SEPTEMBER 23, 1998 E THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


While Georges churns, Islanders should prepare


By Paul Roat
Check those Vienna sausages!
Some of us have a distressing fondness for hurri-
cane season because it allows us to stock up on non-
perishable foods like those horrible little sausages,
Spam, canned corned beef and other fat-loaded foods
- all the better to weather a storm that knocks out
power to the Island.
And with Hurricane Georges churning in the
Caribbean Sea, it's time to keep your eyes glued to
the TV and take stock of the stocks in your Hurri-
cane Survival Kit.
Emergency management officials urge the fol-
lowing steps be taken both before, during and after
any storm.

You should've done this already!
Recheck your supply of boards, tools, batteries,
non-perishable foods and other equipment you'll need
to secure your home and prepare yourself for evacua-
tion from the area, if necessary.
Prepare or update your Hurricane Survival Kit.
The kit should include: medicines (at least a two-
week supply); special dietary foods that are non-
perishable; blankets, pillows, sleeping bags; flash-
light and batteries lots of batteries; portable radio
and even more batteries; extra clothing; lightweight
folding chairs, cots; personal items; infant necessi-
ties; quiet games or favorite toys for children; impor-
tant papers; and snacks.
Develop a plan for where you will go if you need
to leave the Island. Friends on the mainland well away
from flood-prone areas are the best bet. Watch the tube
or listen to the radio for locations of any hurricane shel-
ters that will be open, and be sure you know the quick-
est as well as alternate routes to get there.
Make sure your vehicle is full of gasoline and
check the oil, tires and wiper blades.
Moor your boat securely or move it to a safe moor-
ings.
Be prepared to board windows or protect them with
tape or storm shutters. Remember, damage to small
windows is mostly caused by wind-driven debris; dam-
age to larger windows may come from debris as well
as wind pressure.

If the storm approaches and
hurricane warnings go into effect
Bring indoors all outdoor furniture, plantings,
lawn ornaments or anything that can be moved. Se-
cure outdoor objects that can't be taken inside. Gar-
bage cans, garden tools, toys, signs, porch furniture
and a number of other harmless items become mis-
siles in strong winds.


Stock up on drinking water. Bathtubs, jugs, bottles
or pots can be used, or buy bottled water. Remember,
water service may be disturbed for days or longer af-
ter a hurricane. You should have one gallon of water
per person per day, and you should have at least a three-
day supply.
Stock up on cleanup materials: mops, buckets, tow-
els, cleansers and the like. Sandbags are also a good
precaution to keep water out of your house.
Make arrangements for boarding your pet. Re-
member, shelters do not allow pets, so animals will
have to be kept with friends or at a vet.
Remember that traffic leaving the Island will be
worse than you can imagine. Hurricane authorities pre-
dict upwards of 12 to 17 hours to evacuate the Island,
so plan to leave early very, very early.

If officials order an evacuation
Leave.
Leave your swimming pool filled and super
chlorinate. If possible, remove the pump, otherwise
cover it.
Turn off electricity and water to your house.
Turn off gas valves at the appliance, not at the main
valve.
Let your friends and relatives know where you're
going.
Check with neighbors to make sure they have a
safe, timely ride out of the area.

After the hurricane passes
Be patient.
Access to damaged areas will be limited and you
may not be able to return immediately to your home.
Roads may be blocked by trees and live power lines,


and emergency crews will
safe.


While Earl widely
missed Anna Maria
Island, high seas, winds
and rain stillflooded
many streets and
blocked passage for
several hours. What will
we have in store for us if
Hurricane Georges
enters the Gulf? Is-
lander Photo: Paul Roat







need time to make the area


Expect security checkpoints, so make sure you
have valid identification showing your proper local
address. Driver's license, electric or other utility bill or
a voter I.D. card will suffice.
Don't drive unless you must, and don't
sightsee. Roads should remain clear for emer-
gency vehicles.
Beware of snakes, insects and animals that may
have sought higher ground to avoid flood waters.
Re-enter your home with caution. Open windows
and doors to let air circulate and dry out the house.
Be cautious with fire until you've checked the area
thoroughly for gas fumes.
Assess and photograph damage to structures and
contents for insurance purposes.

A few other tips
Put a couple of plastic bottles filled with water in
your freezer. The frozen bottles will keep perishable
food cool for a while.
Ice is a very, very valuable commodity after a
hurricane.
One of the biggest surprises Hurricane Andrew
survivors in Homestead found was the need for
chainsaws. Think about it: limbs or entire trees will
block driveways, streets, or cover houses. How are you
going to get the debris cleared away without something
to cut it up?
Make sure you've got chainsaw fuel, too, and re-
member that if the power's out an electric chainsaw
isn't going to be much good.
Think about getting a generator to power essen-
tial appliances.


For Island: 'the biggest killer is storm surge'


CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1


Karen Windham, who heads up Manatee County's
Emergency Operations Center, said that at the time of
Elena, 88,000 residents were evacuated county wide.
Of that number, 10,000 went to shelters.
Season after season, tropical storms and hurricanes
threaten to do extensive damage to Island cities but
none has made a direct hit.
The Island has been lucky. Snooks Adams, who
was born in Cortez and has lived in the area for all of
his 81 years, can remember hurricanes before they were
given names.
The 1921 hurricane was a bad one, he recalled -
"We've been blessed. The times when the bad ones hit,
there wasn't much of anything here."
Ironically, the storms that spawn in the Atlantic
and Caribbean and sometimes in the Gulf of Mexico
with wind speeds reaching 39 mph are given names,
lending them a human quality.
Some storms are mere acquaintances who come
and go, but the ones we may get to know fairly well are
given names by the World Meteorological Organiza-
tion. If the name carries a death sentence it is retired.
Storms have different names in other parts of the
world. In the Atlantic and the Caribbean they're hur-
ricanes. In the western Pacific they're typhoons and in
western Australia, if winds exceed 73 mph, they are
willy-willies a term that is appropriate, though the
U.S. would probably adapt this to "willie-nillies."


Whatever the name or designation, the storms are
a major weather source of destruction and death and
have other baggage attached, such as a storm surge,
powerful winds, tornadoes and heavy rains that can
produce floods. These hazards can occur in any com-
bination.
Storm surge is an abnormal rise in sea level, 50 to
100 miles wide, that sweeps across the coast.
Anna Maria Island is most affected by the storm
surge, said Price. "The biggest killer is the water. The
waves can reach an elevation of 12 to 15 feet pulling
sand behind them."
Price has seen first hand the destruction a hurricane
can cause. Some personnel of his fire district went to
Miami as a relief crew after Hurricane Andrew. He
describes the Miami area as being "shaved off." He
said it was if someone took a weed whacker and cut
everything in half.
A media blitz takes place before the start of the
hurricane season each June and continues throughout
the season to November. Although warned, many resi-
dents don't plan on evacuating.
Price said there is a long-standing, not-so-funny
joke with local police officers and fire department
crews that goes like this: "OK, you don't want to be
evacuated, then give us the name of your nearest rela-
tive so we know where to send the body."
Price said evacuation means, at the minimum, having
enough gas to withstand the 12 to 17 hours it may take in
some conditions to get off the Island. He reminds residents


that half of Longboat Key has to be evacuated through
Bradenton Beach on the Cortez Bridge.
If residents aren't prepared, public officials know
what to do and are prepared to work throughout the
night to make sure residents are safely off the Island.
Anna Maria Public Works Director Phil Charnock
said each Island city has an emergency operations
center to keep abreast of the latest weather develop-
ments fiom the Manatee County emergency opera-
tions center and the National Weather Service.
In the event of an evacuation, officials of indi-
vidual cities meet at St. Bernard Church in Holmes
Beach, where they set up operation under the Island
Emergency Operations Center. Price heads up the
IEOC, whose members include the mayors and com-
missioners.
The main goal, Price said, is to have a central lo-
cation where city representatives can gather to better
facilitate communication and centralize decision mak-
ing.
If an evacuation is imminent, Price said a shelter
should be the last choice. The first choice should be
the home of a friend or relative, a hotel or a location
that is out of the storm-impact region.
Many people don't know there are a limited num-
ber of shelters. "A shelter is just what its name im-
plies," Price said. "And there are not enough shelters
to go around."
Price stressed preparation, "Until it happens,
people won't realize how important it is."


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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 SEPTEMBER 23, 1998 E PAGE 3 j]

Bradenton Beach budget final hearing Tuesday


By Paul Roat
Residents will have one more chance to comment
on the proposed Bradenton Beach budget for fiscal year
1998-99.
The final public hearing, adoption of a property tax
rate and approval of the city's budget will begin at 7
p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29 at city hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.
The property tax rate for the upcoming fiscal year
is the same as the current rate: 2.5508 mils. A mil is $1
for every $1,000 of assessed property value, less any
exemptions.
The current budget is $1.53 million. The proposed
budget is $1.915 million.
Property taxes in Bradenton Beach for the next fis-
cal year generate $383,000. Although the millage rate
on real property in Bradenton Beach is the same as the
current budget, the dollars it will produce is slightly
higher due to the increase in property value.
According to figures provided by the city, the tax
rate for a house with a taxable assessed value of
$100,000 would pay $258 in the upcoming fiscal year,
up from the current $255.
Increases in other revenue sources sales, gas,
cigarette and other taxes have increased to bump up
total revenue for next year.


There will be an election in Bradenton Beach
Nov. 3 after all barely.
Incumbent Ward 2 City Commissioner Gail
Cole will be challenged by Cedrick Wilson-Dubs
for his seat. The ward represents residents from
23rd Street south to Seventh Street North, but all
electors in the city may vote for one of the two.
Cole is semi-retired, still serving as a foundry
consultant and casting broker. He was first elected
to the commission in 1995, took a year off from
1996-97, then was elected again in fall 1997.
Wilson-Dubs is a hotelier, a member of the
city Planning and Zoning Board and an unsuccess-


Next Tuesday's final budget hearing caps more
than three months of workshops, forums and hearings.
The first public hearing last week produced little citi-
zen comment on the city's spending plan outside of
contributions to a variety of social service providers.
Mayor Connie Drescher altered previously ap-
proved donations to a variety of not-for-profit organi-
zations and added two new contributors.
Under the proposed budget, these groups will re-
ceive the following contributions from Bradenton
Beach:
Anna Maria Island Community Center: $5,000,
down from the previous $7,500.
Anna Maria Elementary School's World of Work
Program: $6,000, down from the previous $7,000.
Solutions To Avoid Red Tide: $500, down from
the previous $1,500.
Manatee County AIDS Council: $300, down
from the previous $500.
Anna Maria Chamber of Commerce: $250, down
from the previous $500.
Salvation Army: $250, down from the previous
$500.
League of Women Voters: $50, unchanged.
American Red Cross: $250, a new contribution.


ful candidate against Cole last year. .
Taking office Dec. 7 without challenge are
"bookends" Bill Arnold and John Chappie, repre-
senting the northernmost and southernmost sections
of the city.
Arnold has been a commissioner since his ap-
pointment earlier this summer. Chappie, currently
serving as vice mayor, was elected in 1996 and pre-
viously has served on the city's Planning and Zon-
ing Board.
To vote in the Bradenton Beach City Commis-
sion election, electors must be registered in the city
before Oct. 5.


Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch: $600, a new
contribution.
"We are a small city," Drescher said, "and we've
never given this much money in donations. We need to
build up our general fund."
Highlights of the budget include $17,500 in dona-
tions, $15,000 for improvements to Katie Pierola Sun-
set Park in the 2200 block of Gulf Drive, $80,000 for
a land survey of the entire city and $55,000 for repair
of pilings at the Bradenton Beach City Pier.
Also reflected within next year's budget is an in-
crease in garbage rates by about 20 percent. Public
Works Director Buddy Watts said the department is
running in the red and has had to dip into its reserves,
prompting his request to increase garbage fees, the first
garbage pickup increase in at least five years.
Rates for single family homes are projected to in-
crease to $12-5 per year, up from the current $102.



Anna Maria City
9/28, 7:30 p.m., Planning and Zoning Board

Bradenton Beach
9/29, 7 p.m., Commission final
budget public hearing
9/30, 2 p.m., Commission work session
on city boundaries in the Gulf
10/1, 7 p.m., Commission meeting

Holmes Beach
9/25, 9 a.m., Code Enforcement Board
9/25, 1 p.m., Planning Commission on
residential rental ordinance
9/29, 7 p.m., Commission meeting
10/1, 1:30 p.m. Canal Commission

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M[] PAGE 4 0 SEPTEMBER 23, 1998 E THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

Holmes Beach may tear down old city hall


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach city commissioners last week
turned down a suggestion by Commissioner Luke
Courtney to lease the old city hall building to the Anna
Maria Island Community Center for five years.
Representatives of the Center have been lobbying
for several months to lease the building after the city
administration moves to its new city hall in December.
They have stressed a dire need of more space and plan
to use it to expand their programs for Island teenagers
and daytime adult programs.
Commission Chairman Don Maloney was the first
to state his opposition to the proposal. He said commis-
sioners voted to build new city hall rather than repair
and remodel the old one because they were told it was
in terrible shape and it would not be cost effective to
remodel it. When residents learned of requests to lease
city hall to the Center, he said he was inundated with
complaints.
"In general, each one who contacted me made it
quite clear that they felt very 'had' one more time by
government," Maloney noted. "What they said was, 'If
that building could continue to be used by humans, why
did you decide to spend our tax money for that new
one?'


"I cannot see myself voting to spend even one
more dollar of the people of Holmes Beach's money to
make this building both safe and legally usable. And
since whoever would move in would not be any legal
arm of the city itself, I don't want to be part of getting
the city involved in the liability risks such an occupa-
tion would present."
Maloney said the old building would also ruin the
look of the new complex and the city needs more open
spaces for people to use.
"I totally believe it would serve the community
well if you would let the Center use this," Mayor Carol
Whitmore replied. "They have architects and people
who can make it blend in with our new building. The
teenagers need a place to go."
Commissioner Roger Lutz said the issues are not
space needs or teenagers, but whether the building is
worth using.
"Maybe it needs to come down and maybe it can
be rehabbed, but we are the ones who decide that," Lutz
said. "We should be the ones who decide what it's
going to look like and what it's going to be used for.
I'm not opposed to the Center using it if we come up
with something that makes sense."
"I voted to get rid of this building, Commissioner
Pat Geyer said. "It reeks with mildew and it would cost


too much to keep it up. I really don't like having the
Community Center programs in two places. The kids
are unhappy with the Community Center. They would
like to see it be a youth center again."
Courtney said the decision to build the new city
hall was made for several reasons including having all
the city departments in one building and getting rid of
the police department building, which is was certified
a sick building.
"This building is not totally unusable," Courtney
said. "It needed a lot of repairs which weren't cost ef-
fective. We were told it was a better use of money to
build a new city hall."
There are two options spend $10,000 to demol-
ish the building or give it to the Center to remodel and
use at no cost to the city, he said.
Commissioner Sandy Haas-Martens said as a citi-
zen she felt the building should be torn down. She sug-
gested the city demolish the building and let the Cen-
ter build a new building on the land.
Maloney said 75 percent of the land adjacent to the
city hall is devoted to athletics and the city plans to
spend $40,000 to improve the recreation facilities. In
addition, the city is donating $40,000 to the Center and
PLEASE SEE CITY HALL, NEXT PAGE


This photo of an
antenna on a condo-
minium is an example
of the antenna being
requested for the
Martinique North
condominium in
Holmes Beach. Photo
courtesy of Primeco
Personal Communica-
tions.


Tower on Island:
that's it?
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
Petruff said the commission should decide the
A-I issue first because it's the only district where
the buildings are high enough to warrant placement
of an antenna.
"We discussed it last year and we didn't want
antennas or facilities in residential districts." Com-
missioner Luke Courtney. "The Martinique is a resi-
dence. Will we allow them on all residences?"
Petruff suggested adding a height limitation of
30 or 40 feet on the structure where the antenna is
to be located.
Commissioners agreed on 30 feet and instructed
Petruff to make the two revisions to the ordinance
to be presented at the October work session.


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Cleaning up in Holmes Beach
The Anna Maria Island Privateers recently cleaned
up the overgrown lot on Clark Lane in Holmes
Beach where they stored their boat float for many
years. Mayor Carol Whitmore said she will place the
subject of the float's return on the city's meeting
agenda. Pictured are Privateers Mitch Stewart and
Rick Maddox. After problems with city codes and
city officials last year, the float was moved to Cortez.
Privateers hope that by agreeing to maintain the lot,
they will allowed to use the lot for float storage once
again. Islander Photo: Edna Tiemann.


CITY HALL, FROM PAGE 4
another $7,000 to the elementary school.
"I recognize the needs they have outlined in their
letters in the past weeks," he said. "But because I be-
lieve it offers the greatest good for the greatest num-
ber, I want to see those needs fulfilled somewhere
else."

Proponents rebut
"It's only $30,000 to $40,000 to bring this
building up to code," Scott Dell, the Center's direc-
tor of development, said. "Our board agreed that it
would be a project we could accept. The need is
there. It doesn't seem like two wrongs make a right
by demolishing it."
Center Executive Director Pierrette Kelly said
Island architects Gene Aubry and Pat Fletcher have
agreed to design -a new roof for the old building to
match the new building and blend landscaping to a
park-like setting.
"We serve thousands of people, but we still
have a need to serve teens," Kelly noted. "In serv-
ing the younger children, we have to restrict the
time the older children are there. We cannot co-
mingle the age groups. They come home from
school and have nothing to do until 6 p.m."
She said the location would be ideal for her
staff to work with the police department in combat-
ing juvenile delinquency and helping teens.
Maloney asked if the Center would like to use
the land if the building is demolished.
"That would be great," Kelly replied. "You are
suggesting that you would vote to give us the prop-
erty on which this present building stands for a


long-term lease to provide services for the residents
of Holmes Beach, particularly the children. I would
have to have a commitment from the city in order to
seek grants to build a building."
"You feel like you have to tear it down because
you told the citizens it wasn't good enough."
Whitmore said. "Then you say we'll give them the
land to build a new building. If they can make this
a nice building for $40,000, why do we care if they
keep the building and fix it up?"
"Because it stinks," Maloney replied.
Lutz said he had not seen any current figures on
repairing and remodeling the building. Dell said he
had provided that information to Maloney but the
other commissioners said they hadn't received cop-
ies.
Dell gave commissioners copies of estimates
from Air and Energy, Holmes Construction and a
real estate appraiser.
"There's a lot of new information here and I
think the commission needs to be more comfortable
with that information before it makes its decision,"
said Andy Price, chairman of the Center's board of
directors.
He said board members had discussed adding a
second story to the present Center building in Anna
Maria, but that would compound parking problems,
which are critical. It would also be far more expen-
sive than repairing and remodeling the city hall
building.
Maloney asked for a consensus. Courtney said
the commission should lease the building as is to the
Center for five years. The others disagreed.
The issue was tabled until the next work session
in October.


R U^ I was born and reared on a small farml north of Palnmetto.
Being one of nine children, I learned nich l about sharing,
hand-me-downs, and making do. We were a close knit family,
and my first heroes were my siblings and my parents.
At Palm View Elementary, I was influenced by dedicated, talented, conscientious
teachers like Mrs. Irene Dole. Although our desks were permanently screwed to the
floor and we had few supplies and copied most of our work off the hoard, we managed
to learn. Mrs. Dole, like the other teachers of that era, was a strict disciplinarian who
rewarded students who behaved with approving smiles and comments and those who dlid
not with appropriate consequence.
I learned to read with the patient instruction of my teacher and the Alice and Jerry
reading series. What a treasured skill! I owe much to my first grade teacher, Mrs. Dole,
who will always he one of my heroes.
Recently, while visiting Bad Blankenburg, Germany, I toured the Froebel Haus One.
There in that small city, Frederick Froebel initiated the kindergarten. Now there are
more than a million kindergarten classrooms around the world. We must continue to
follow the vision of this pioneer in education. He showed the world in his kindergarten
that quality time for preschoolers supervised by trained and caring adults gives boys
and girls a head start on education. The Head Start program of today is another great
success because it helps children from lower economic levels boost their ability to learn
in later years. Froebel should be a hero to us all.
Remember that you too are somebody's hero and friend.

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Mad as hell
We're mad as hell. How 'bout you?
Just so you understand, we don't use this term
lightly. As an indoctrination to newspapers some 25
years ago, we found former Islander newspaper pub-
lisher Don Moore frequently mad as hell, but he
never said it in print until he really meant it.
We mean it now, regarding the new Holmes Beach
City Hall.
We were upset from the beginning after a vote
by commissioners to choose an architect and a plan
was skewed by undeserved zeros allocated to a very
deserving, highly recognized professional who hap-
pened to believe remodeling was the appropriate
route for the amount of savings it represented or
should we now say cost.
Now, three mayors and sundry commissioners
and elections later, Holmes Beach taxpayers find
themselves footing the bill for the new city hall af-
ter they were promised "windfall money," the result
of a one-cent school tax, would pay for the $1.4
million structure.
"We can afford it now, so I think we should go
ahead and do it," is a statement still ringing through
the city.
But now we find the city hall funding from the
sales tax "windfall" has been spent on Key Royale
Bridge repairs and storm drain work on Marina Drive,
with plans for Bimini Bay dredging and bike paths in
the works.
Funding for city hall now comes from a loan of
$1.2 million with interest amounting to more than
$300,000 spread out over 10 years.
And now comes the real kicker.
With all that said and done, community groups
flooded city hall requesting use of the old building
with a consensus that the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center would be the most deserving recipi-
ent of the space.
Then the negotiations began. Holmes Beach City
Commission Chairman Don Maloney issued a series
of demands to the Center: show me this, do this,
account for that, etc. Center Executive Director
Pierrette Kelly and her staff promptly jumped
through each hoop he held up only to return to the
commission at each subsequent meeting to be con-
fronted by yet another request.
All of Maloney's demands were met by the Cen-
ter.
Then the whining began essentially something
like this:
Maloney: "The citizens are never going to forgive
us the expense for the new city hall as long as the old
building remains in use as a reminder [of our mistake]."


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'In your face, Community Center!


City Commissioner Roger Lutz: "New city hall
will be beautiful and the old building is ugly." He, in-
cidentally, serves on the beautification committee.
Commissioner Pat Geyer: "I don't like what the
Center's been doing for the past few years so I don't
want them to have the building. I think it should be
torn down."
Geyer says she's willing to consider allowing
the Center to build anew on the old city hall location,
but new construction will cost much, much more
than the proposed remodeling, which has a price tag
of about $35,000.
But considering the events of the past, we question
the guarantees the commission could offer to allow a
new building to rise from the site of the old.
The Center has a commitment from city hall archi-
tect Pat Fletcher and others to provide design services
at no charge. Fletcher told Kelly and Mayor Carol
Whitmore there would be no problem to incorporate an
attractive design and new roof to the buildings that
would complement the new complex.
Demolishing the old city hall to rid the city of the
reminder that commissioners (including Maloney) said
it would cost too much to remodel, expand and bring
up to code will only compound their mistake.


Haven't we learned two wrongs do not make a
right?
Center supporters know the funding and the volun-
teers to make the Holmes Beach building a showplace
can be found. Center use of this mid-Island location
will allow youth programs to expand and provide su-
pervision of the adjacent recreational facilities.
Maloney's reasoning is disguised by inventive
rhetoric. Consider this excerpt he shared with us from
his church bulletin, which he evidently found pertinent
to this issue.
In it, Jesus states: "If one of you decides to build a
tower, will he not first sit down and calculate the out-
lay to see if he has enough money to complete the
project? He will do that for fear of laying the founda-
tion and then not being able to complete the work; at
which all who saw it would then jeer at him saying,
'That man began to build what he could not finish.'"-
We have a suggestion for a happy resolution. Give
new city hall to the Center. That way the current com-
mission can satisfy their constituents by remodeling the
space they currently have.
Just think, then the jeering will be silenced and we
can all truly be reminded of the city's benevolence.


There's not ample parking
This letter was sent to the City of Holmes Beach.
We are the owners of the empty lot at the northwest
corner of 62nd Street and Marina Way. Hopefully, by
the end of the year we will move to Holmes Beach and
build our retirement home on that lot. We are some-
what concerned to learn of the plan to place temporary
buildings at the boat ramp and thereby increase traffic
and congestion in the area.
While we dislike excessive governmental regula-
tion and interference, and applaud efforts to facilitate
the use of public recreational facilities, it does seem ill-
advised to increase activity in the boat ramp area un-
less adequate parking can be provided and traffic con-
gestion alle viated. On ourlL frequent visits to our prop-
erty, we have often seen boat trailers parl ked onur
empty lot obviously that will not be possible alter


we build.
We hope you will consider our viewpoint in this
matter.
Armando & Janet Hernandez, Bakersfield, Calif

Mayor's decision disappointing
I was disappointed to read of Anna Maria City's
rejection of Turtle Watch's request for funds to help
defray some of their costs. It is difficult for me to be-
lieve that this decision by the mayor accurately reflects
the feeling of our citizens.
It would be great if the Islander Bystander would act
as repository on behalf of Turtle Watch for contributions
by individual citizens of Anna Maria. This would give us
an opporltnilV to show how mu11 i we respect the work of
the is supiier group of dedicated people.
George W4helplcy', Anna Maria


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THOSE WERE THE BAYS
Part 2, A Spy for Uncle Sam
by June Alder


A magazine illustrator captured the gaiety of the band concerts at the elegant
Tampa Bay Hotel in 1898.


GAY TIMES


FOR MABEL


When the U.S. Army arrived in May
of 1898, the citizens of Port Tampa
hardly knew what hit them. Their tiny
post office was swamped with mail to
and from the soldier boys who had vol-.
unteered to "free Cuba" from Spain.
Postmaster A.T. Williams had to press
his wife and daughter into service to
help him.
For daughter Mabel, it was a mad
whirl what with her official responsibili-
ties and the demands of her social life.
This 18-year-old girl, later to marry
Will Bean of Anna Maria Island, wrote
about it in 1937.
This is the second installment of her
memoir.

By Mabel C. Bean
Our post office was at one end of a
large general store but our business
grew to such enormous proportions that
we nearly crowded the merchant out.
Soldiers and officers filled the place at
times and we carried on our work with
considerable inconvenience owing to
the lack of space and equipment.
My father employed extra clerks to
help him in handling the mail and he de-
tailed me to handle money orders and


The Spanish-American War was the
era of the demure but high-spirited
beauties immortalized by Charles
Dana Gibson.


registered mail with one assistant Each
of the three regiments sent two men to
help us during rush hours.
We took in more money than we
could keep in the safe so my mother
and I hid it at night in our home.
It was part of my job to carry it in
newspaper rolls on the train to Tampa
three times a week to deposit it safely.
There were many bad characters
abroad in the land but my father
thought no one would suspect in those
bygone days that a young girl would be
carrying large sums of money around
in newspaper bundles. Evidently he
was right, for I was never disturbed;
probably my innocence and ignorance
with the fearlessness of youth were my
protection. But my mother was always
anxious about me and partly be-
cause of another kind of work I was
secretly doing for the government.
Those were busy, exciting and
wonderful months for me and if i had
not had perfect health and the vigor of
youth I could not have held out to ac-
complish all that was put upon me.
Coming so often to the post office
where they saw and talked to me, the
soldiers naturally felt I was a special
friend. Lonely and homesick, they
showered me with invitations. I at-
tended most of the balls and had many
favors shown me.
Some of the officers occasionally
walked me home from the office, but as
I was engaged to a young civilian to
whom I was trying to be loyal, I evaded
their company by riding my bicycle.
By so doing I saved precious time and
also kept my fiance in a better humor.
When my officer friends asked
who the young man was who came to
the post office so often, I told them he
was a good friend of my family. And
when the sometimes jealous young
man asked me why the officers called
at the office so much and visited my
home so often, I told him they were my
father's friends. Which was true all
around.

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to remember


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Fishing contest for kids
The Veterans of Foreign War's, Post 8199, is spon-
soring a kids' fishing tournament from 8 to noon Sat-
urday, Sept. 26, at the Bradenton Beach Pier at the foot
of Bridge Street.
There will be free refreshments and hot dogs.
Prizes will be given out at 1 p.m.
For information, call Bob DeVane at 794-6394.

Volunteers sought in
Bradenton Beach
Bradenton Beach is looking for volunteers to per-
form two tasks.
A representative from the city is sought for the
Keep Manatee Beautiful program. Tasks include coor-
dination of beautification efforts such as the coastal
cleanup programs. To volunteer, call Mayor Connie
Drescher, 778-1005.
Volunteers are also asked to help with weeding at
city hall, the Tingley Memorial Library and along
Bridge Street. Community Service Workers are en-
couraged to participate in the program to work out their
court-required hours of service to the community.
The next work day is Saturday, Sept. 26, beginning
at 7 a.m. To participate in the program, call Ray Wil-
son at 778-3947 or city hall at 778-1005, ext. 215.

Island coastal cleanup
once again a success
Anna Maria Island's beaches are 3,296 pounds
cleaner. That much debris was picked up and carted off
the shoreline in last Saturday's cleanup effort.
The Island's part of the 1998 Florida Coastal
Cleanup broke down thus:
Anna Maria City 63 volunteers cleaned 4 1/2
miles of beach, removing 360 pounds of debris.
Holmes Beach 72 volunteers took 1,240 pounds
of junk from nine miles of beach.
Bradenton Beach, including Coquina Beach -
122 volunteers cleared otT 1.h090 pounds of trash from
11 miles of shoreline.
In all, that's 257 volunteers cleaning 24 1/2 miles
of shore of 3,296 pounds of debris.
The total for all of Manatee County \as 715 vol-
unteers taking 13,591 pounds of trash from 54 miles of
sea, river and lake shores.
The figures were tabulated this week by Ingrid
McClellan, executive director of Keep Manatee Beau-
tiful and of the annual cleanup effort.


We're back
At long last The Islander Bystander has a
new Internet server and an e-mail address for
letters, memos, display advertising copy.
classified ad orders and subscriptions.
Inquiries may be addressed to
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a name and phone number for contact if more
information is needed.
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date. It is advised to follow up e-mail charge
orders with a phone call to the office to
verify the charge amount.



Island Players celebrate
50 years of plays
The Island Players will herald its 50th season with
"The Waltz of the Toreadors," a blustery farce about a
general who considers himself a toreador with the la-
dies.
First presented in the Players' inaugural season, the
play will run from Friday, Oct. 2, through Sunday, Oct.
I1.
Curtain times are 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday
and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $12. The theater is
located at Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue. The box office
is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and one hour before the
performance during the run of the play.
The theater is located at 10009 Gulf Drive N.,
Anna Maria. For more information, call 778-5755.


One that didn't get away
T7ler Sawniller, 5, is justly proud of his first-ever
fish, a 10-inch redfish which he released. Let's hope
he ha s as good or better luck at Saturday's kids
fishing tourney in Bradenton Beach.

Commission to vote
on site plan for eight units
Holmes Beach Commissioners plan to vote on a
site plan for the construction of eight units south of
Island Village at their next meeting Sept. 29.
"It's an old subdivision that's been platted a long
time," Building Inspector Bill Saunders explained.
"The developers want to take one block entering off of
42nd Street and bounded on the west by Fourth Av-
enue, on the east by Fifth Avenue and on the south side
by 41st Street."
Saunders said developers Joachin and Klaus
Durlach want to develop one duplex now and the re-
maining three within three years. They do not want
to develop any of the three streets that abut the prop-
erty, he said.
"I think the approval should be for the entire
block and [you should] stipulate that at least the site,
but not necessarily the all the buildings, be devel-
oped." Saunders noted. "It's all been cleared and I
think it should be made presentable. They should
install the roadway, the drainage and all the devel-
opment of the site."
Saunders said the project must also be approved by
the Southwest Florida Water Management District.


Longboat chamber
coffee Sept. 30
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce will
hold a "New Member Coffee" from 8 to 9 a.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 30, at its office, 6854 Gulf of
Mexico Drive, Whitney Beach Shopping Plaza,
Longboat Key. Information will be offered about the
Chamber and how to use the organization effec-
tively. Breakfast will be served.
The monthly business meeting will be held on the
Seafood Shack Showboat from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on
Tuesday, Sept. 29. The cost is $5 for members and $10
for guests. Reservations must be made in advance.
For information and reservations for both events,
call 387-9519.


Herbal remedies
discussion
Lisa Schandle, a sales representative with Eclectic
Institute, will hold a discussion on herbal remedies
from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at Here's To
Your Health, 5340 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
The discussion will include cutting edge herbal
remedies for children with Attention Deficit Disor-
ders and children who are prone to ear infections.
Also, there will be a discussion of historical uses of
botanicals for hot flashes, headaches and even viral
infections.
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New officers elected
New officers of the Church of the Annunciation women "s group are Louise Palmer, correspondence secretary,
from left; Jean Tourt, president elect; Pat Johnson, vice president: Isabel Whitehead, treasurer; Deena Otty,
recording secretary; and Carol Broden, president. The Episcopal Church Women will have its first general
meeting at 10:15 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, at 4408 Gulf Drive. Holmes Beach. A salad luncheon will follow the
program on the history of the church. For more information, call 778-1638.


If you have
a passion for pasta ...
The Church of the Annunciation will be serving a
spaghetti dinner to the public from 5 to 8 p.m. Satur-
day, Sept. 26, on the church grounds at 4408 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach.
The menu will consist of spaghetti, bread, salad
and drinks and is priced at $4 for adults and $2 for chil-
dren under six years old. Desserts will be available for
an additional charge.
Tickets may be purchased ahead or at the door.
Take-out is available. For more information, call 778-
1638 or 778-5427.

Healthy happy hour
Here's To Your Health is hosting a happy hour
from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25. Food artist
DuWayne Dzibinski will prepare food in his "one pan
wonder." Fresh whole foods and a sampling of organic
wines will also be offered.
Here's To Your Health is located at 5340 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach. For more information, call Su-
san Powers at 778-4140.


-Patricia E. Anderson
Patricia E. Anderson, 67, of Bradenton, died Sept.
12 at Hospice House of Southwest Florida, Sarasota.
Born in Michigan, Mrs. Anderson came to Mana-
tee County from there in 1970. She was a graduate of
Michigan State University and spent her life working
with children in art and music. In Michigan, she was
head of the Waterford School District Music depart-
ment. She was director of the Orlando and Bradenton
Girls' Clubs in Florida and taught school in Sarasota
and Venice. She was music accompanist for the Venice
Theatre Group. She was friends with many of the chil-
dren in Bradenton Beach.
Toale Brothers Funeral Home in Sarasota is in
charge of cremation. A private service was held by the
family. Memorial contributions may be made to Hos-
pice House of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd.,
Sarasota FL 34238.
She is survived by her husband; a daughter, Jan D.
Anderson; a granddaughter, Andrea, of Sarasota; life-
long friend and sister-in-law Bette Gilford of Anna
Maria Island; brother Alan of Michigan; sister Carol
from California; and nephews Mark Matthew and
Daniel Gilford of Michigan.

Raymond P. Glowiak
Raymond P. Glowiak, 74, of Bradenton, died Sept.
20, at home.
Born in Chicago, Mr. Glowiak moved to Manatee


County in 1992 from New Lenox, Ill. He was retired.
He attended St. Bernard Catholic Church in Holmes
Beach. He served in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper in
World War II and Korea. He was a member of the Sev-
enth Calvary Association and the Builders Tee Club.
No local visitation or service is planned. Toale
Brothers Funeral Home, South Chapel, is in charge of
arrangements. Burial will be at Maplewood Cemetery
in New Lenox, Ill. Memorial contributions can be made
to the National Shrine of St. Jude, 221 W. Madison St.,
Chicago IL.
He is survived by his wife, Eleanor R.; one son,
Paul R. of Madison, Ind.; two sisters, Lottie Mazurek
of Orland Park, Ill., and Claire Mortensen of Texas;
and two grandchildren.

William 'Frank' Kiefer
William "Frank" Kiefer, 50, of Bradenton Beach,
died Sept. 18, at home.
Born in Baltimore, Md., Mr. Kiefer came to Mana-
tee County from Baltimore in 1972. He was a seaman
and a member of Christian Retreat Family Church.
Covell Cremation & Funeral Center is in charge of
arrangements. Private family services will be held at a
later date. Memorial contributions may be made to
Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Road,
Sarasota, FL 34238.
He is survived by two brothers, Paul and John, both
of Bradenton; and his mother, Catherine.


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Return of keys to city
prompts charge question
Charge or free? Bradenton Beach city commission-
ers are debating that question for use of city hall in the
evenings by private groups.
Previous policy by the city has been to allow
groups wishing to use city hall to do so at no charge.
A problem has arisen when keys to city hall have not
been returned in a timely manner.
Mayor Connie Drescher suggested that keys no
longer be given to groups; instead, a city employee
would be present during the group's meeting to unlock
and lock up city hall. Drescher said the time involved
by an employee would be covered by a $50 charge for
two hours of meeting, with a $20 fee for each addi-
tional hour.
"It's paying for the expense of someone being
here," she said.
City Commissioner Gail Cole disagreed.
"City hall was built with taxpayer's money, and it's
really their building," Cole said. "This place already
belongs to the citizens, and they've already paid taxes
on it."
Drescher suggested commissioners consider her
request and said she would bring the issue up at the Oct.
1 city commission meeting.

Retreat, relax
An introduction to yoga and meditation will be
offered at the Anna Maria Art League from 1 to 3 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 28, at 5312 Holmes Beach Blvd.,
Holmes Beach.
The class will be taught by Harmony Feldman., a
teacher of Tri-Yoga who has taught on the Island for
six years. Students will learn basic yoga posture flows,
breathing techniques for relaxation and healing, and six
different types of meditation.
The course will last six weeks and there is a fee.
Register at the Art League or call for information, call
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1 p.m.. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 26 and 27, at
Woodlands, 5901 Erie Road. Palmetto.
Prizes such as a car, a set of irons, a trip to a week-
end golf resort and a money certificate, will be given
Join the fun
Girl Scout Information Night will be held at 6 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 24, at Anna Maria Island Community
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Volunteers are needed for Girl Scout Leaders.
For information, call Brenda Katz at 778-7980.
Children's art classes
offered
The Longboat Key Center for the Arts will be hold-
ing children's art classes on Monday mornings from 10:30
a.m. to noon for homeschool children in fourth and fifth
grades. Saturday classes will be held from 9:30 to 10:45
for children in second and third grades, and from 11 to
12:30 p.m. for fourth and fifth graders. Classes will begin
Oct. 3 at the art center, 6860 Longboat Drive S.
The fee is $20 per semester. Some scholarships are
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Toast to a good cause
Oct. 3 for United Way
A wine tasting, auction and winemaker's dinner
begins at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at Twin Dolphin
Marina Grill, 1200 1st Ave. W., Bradenton.
The cost of the event is $100 per person which in-
cludes hor d'oeuvres, four gourmet dinner courses and
wine. The proceeds benefit the United Way of Mana-
tee County, Inc. For tickets, make checks payable to the
United Way of Manatee County and send to P.O. Box
109, Bradenton, FL 34206.
For more information, contact Ashley Leonard at
the United Way at 748-1313, or Scott Klein at the Twin
Dolphin at 748-8087.

Auditions held at
Manatee Players
The Manatee Players will hold auditions for "A
Streetcar Named Desire" at 7 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day. Sept. 27 and 28, at the Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old
Main St., Bradenton.
Roles are available for six adult men and six adult
women, as well as three or four minor roles. Those
auditioning will be asked to read from script. -
Performances are scheduled for Nov. 5 to 22. For
more information, call Rob Prescott at 748-01 11.


Fall fashion show at
St. Joseph school
St. Joseph Catholic School is having a fashion
show at 11:30 Saturday, Sept. 26. at the schools parish
center. 3100 26th St. W.. Bradenton.
The show includes a buffet lunch and will feature
fashions from Jennifer's and Beall's Department
stores.
Tickets are $18 per person. Guests are encouraged
to bring their own table decorations and serving ware
in accordance with the theme. "A Few of Our Favor-
ire Things."
Tickets must be prepaid. For registrations, call the
Development Office at 755-6420.

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Saturday at Rossi Park
An Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk will be
held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at Rossi Waterfront
Park in Bradenton, to raise money for local support and
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Young Islanders travel to new horizons


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
The camp where 12 Island youths spent a week this
past July was not your typical summer camp where the
lazy days of summer are spent cooling off in the pool
or engaging in recreational activities.
Instead, these young people chose to participate in
Group Workcamp and they spent their days toiling to
repair homes for the elderly, disabled and low income
residents in Morristown, Tenn.
Experience wasn't necessary. The only require-
ments for the job were fortitude, compassion and the
willingness to help others less fortunate qualifica-
tions the teens easily met.
The youths belong to Gloria Dei Lutheran and
Roser Memorial church youth groups and they are Jen
Vogel, Delores Pruden, Dusty Allen, Dan Krywko,
Tayor Papworth, Abbey Kirk, Leighanne Bush, Jacob
Becker, Katie McDonald, Becky Byram, Amy Berra
and Merideth Kahl. The three chaperone/leaders were
Carol Clements, Dave Berrra and Wayne Kosfeld.


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Roser and Gloria Dei youth groups spent a week in Tennessee repairing homes of elderly people. Islander
Photo: Edna Tiemann


This old house was in need of some TLC, which is
exactly what it got from Island youths. From left, the
Island's own Jen Vogel, Jaredfrom Illinois, Mandi
from Wisconsin, Laura from Minnesota, home
resident Eugenia and Alfrom New York. Islander
Photo: Courtesy of Jen Vogel.


Clements said the trip was co-sponsored by Group
Publishing Inc., a Christian organization which scouts
out communities exhibiting the greatest need and then
coordinates trips to those areas. The work camp in Ten-
nessee was one of 28 camps throughout the country
which the organization is co-sponsoring this year.
The trip was also an educational and cultural expe-
rience for the youth. More than 300 youths from 10
states met at the local high school when they arrived.
They shared stories and camped out on classroom
floors and then were divided into crews to work on
some 50 homes.
Dave Berra had an opportunity to go with his
daughter Amy, who has participated twice before. He
said, "It was much more than what she described to me
and if time allowed. I would go every year if I could."


Home repair experts were on hand to supervise the
projects. The work, consisting of roofing, carpentry,
hanging drywall and painting, was strenuous, though
some were too satisfied with what they were accom-
plishing to notice fatigue.
One such person is the hearty Jennifer Vogel who
said, "It didn't even faze me. I would go every week if
I could."
Her crew spent the week working on a home that
had a lot of potential, said Vogel.
The homeowner, Eugenia, showed her appreciation
for the kids' the hard work by keeping the refrigerator
stocked with cold drinks, Vogel said. She also showed
concern by always looking out for the crew's safety.
Vogel said the true measure of their effort was the
gratitude revealed in Eugenia's eyes.


Duathlon pro sets sights on South Africa


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
What you do is run as fast as you can for 30 kilo-
meters, bicycle as fast as you can for 150, then run as
fast as you can for another 15.
That's if you're lucky and get to the Powerman
long world championship of the duathlon.
On the way there, if you're Jack Rich, you will
have run about ajillion miles up and down Anna Maria
and other barrier islands, biked even more, and com-
peted in a host of lesser events.
He is a Gulf Coast native who has lived awhile in the
best of the West, only to choose his native territory again
to spend his competitive years. He's also a running coach,
brand new this year at Sarasota High School.
He hopes to battle it out with other power athletes
in Germany, South Africa, Canary Islands, Hawaii,
Channel Islands, New Zealand and Holland.
Meanwhile, he is training. And training and training.
And competing, of course, when there's competi-
tion. In Florida most duathlons, and there are quite a
few, are called sprints two-mile run, 10-mile biking,
another two-mile run. There are "Olympic" events, too,



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Jack Rich trains says training on Leffis Key is a
highlight of his weekly run-bike-run routines.
Islander Photo: Paul Roat
5k run, 30k bike, 5k run. He enters as many of both as
he can get into.
Rich was reared here from age 2, graduating from
Sarasota High School in 1989 and then joining his fa-
ther in Boise, Idaho. There, while earning a degree in
history from Boise State University, he got into bicy-
cling. He raced mountain bikes and turned professional
for half a dozen years throughout the mountain West.
Back in mountainless Florida in 1995, he switched
to road bikes and did well in competition, e- -n in tough
Ft. Lauderdale track races.
Then he discovered Powerman and its duathlon,
and had to become a runner too.
"I can do my sport OK if I can tolerate a run before
and after (the bike segment)," he said in 1. adenton
Beach dut .g a grueling workout. "I've been in a lot of
duathlons and I'm getting better. Now I'm training to


be a faster runner. It's hard."
Anna Maria Island is his favorite training ground.
peaceful and beautiful and interesting for a runner or
a biker. "The Island is great for bike training, but I es-
pecially love to run on Leffis Key," the nature preserve
at the south end of the Island.
All that hard training eats up his time. He has
worked in jobs that leave him training time in the
middle of the day, his most recent one setting up the
Azure Tides bar in the morning and breaking it down
again in the evening.
And it puts demands on romance, too. "A girlfriend
has to be an athlete, too, or you'd drive each other
crazy. You have to be understanding and patient with
each other." He figures he's extra lucky with ballet
dancer Jodi Morse as his love interest their
athlcticisms are different enough so "we're not talking
about the same thing all the time."
Rich plans to skip the season-opening Powerman
event in Germany, opening his attack on the circuit in
South Africa Oct. 18. Then it's on to the other
duathlons, ending up in Switzerland for the world
championship "if I can just qualify." (The Powerman
events are 10k-60k-10k, the world championship 10k-
40k-5k, and "long" championship 30k-I150k- 15k.)
Meanwhile, Rich will be coaching cross-country
running at Sarasota High. His coeducational athletes
will start with jogging and work up to a three-mile run.
He and co-coach Bob Bickel will have strong track
workouts too, he said, for the 400- and 800-meter races
and two-man relays. They will have the youngsters run
hard for 10 minutes, rest a bit, run hard 10 minutes and
so on. They have "Indian runs," whose leader sets the
pace for awhile and then the last runner moves up and
sets a new pace. It is anything but boring, said*Rich.
He particularly likes running as a sport for the
young because "it's an individual sport that works as
a team also. An individual can do well for himself or
herself, and in doing so help out the team."
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Sept. 10, obstruction without violence, theft, 100
block of Maple. The victim reported he observed a juve-
nile suspect riding a bicycle that was removed from his
residence. The victim said he confronted the suspect, who
said he got the bicycle from a friend. When the victim said
the bicycle was his, the suspect gave it to him. The victim
said later he observed the suspect riding another bicycle.
The deputy located the suspect and asked him about
the bicycles. The suspect said he borrowed both bicycles
from friends. The deputy said he checked with the friend
named by the suspect and her mother said the bicycle was
stolen about a year ago. The suspect was placed in custody
and transported to the Juvenile Assessment Center.
Sept. 11, reckless driving, 8600 block of Gulf Drive.
The deputy said he clocked the juvenile subject driving 60
mph in a 25-mph zone. He said while he was pursuing the
subject, the subject stepped on his brakes and made an
illegal U-turn, then while the deputy was attempting to
turn around, the subject made another U-tur. The deputy
said he pursued the subject at speeds of 70 mph on Gulf
Drive, caught him, placed him in custody and transported
him to the Juvenile Assessment Center. He also issued five
citations and released the vehicle to the subject's mother.
Sept. 14, possession of marijuana less than 20 grams,
6800 block of Palm Drive, Holmes Beach. The deputy
stopped Robert D. Ryle, 43, of Bradenton, for having a tag
not assigned to the vehicle. He said when he checked Ryle
for warrants, he found one from Sarasota County for fail-
ure to appear. He placed Ryle in custody and said when
he searched Ryle, he found a small bag of marijuana.
Sept. 15, domestic battery, 100 block of Crescent.
The victim reported the juvenile subject became angry and
threw two chairs across the kitchen, slammed the refrig-
erator door so hard the contents stored in the door were
thrown to the rear of the refrigerator and struck her with
his fist. He was placed in custody and transported to the
Juvenile Assessment Center.

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cated subject jumped on a vehicle's roof so hard that the
roof caved in. He was placed in custody.
Sept. 13, disorderly conduct, 117 Seventh St., Bay
View Terrace condominiums. The victims reported the
subject was swimming in the pool and had her dog in the
pool area in violation of pool rules. They said when they
advised her of the rules, she began cursing and threaten-
ig Them.
The officer said the subject appeared intoxicated and
said the victims were harassing her and called her names.
He said when he advised her of the pool rules, she became
belligerent, refused to remove the dog and threatened the
victims.
A sheriff's deputy arrived and said he knew the sub-
ject from past cases. He talked to her and calmed her
down, then took her home. The victims filed a complaint
that was sent to the state attorney's office.
Sept. 13, theft of a bicycle, 2200 block of Avenue
C.
Sept. 13, Marchman Act, 2200 block of Avenue C.
The complainant reported the subject came to his resi-
dence after having domestic problems and became bellig-
erent. He said he wanted the subject to leave but due to the
subject's intoxication, he feared for the subject's safety.
According to the report, the subject became verbally abu-
sive, said he had AIDS and spit on the officer's leg. He
was placed in custody and had to be carried to the patrol
vehicle.
Sept. 15, warrant, 107 Gulf Drive S., Key West
Willy's. The officer observed a subject he thought to have
a warrant. He checked, found he was correct and placed
the subject in custody.

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Sept. 9, burglary, 6800 block of Palm Drive. The
victim reported an unknown person broke the window and
removed a computer scanner and a rifle. He said he ob-
served the caller ID on his phone had unfamiliar numbers
recorded on it and it had recorded unfamiliar numbers
called out. He said he called one of the numbers, explained
the circumstances and later an unknown person called and
said he could find his stolen goods on the street around the
corner from his house. He said he responded and recov-
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The officer on patrol observed the subject operating
a vehicle with an expired tag and stopped him. The
subject said his New York driver's license was sus-
pended. The officer recognized the subject as one
who was at fault in a minor traffic accident in the
past. The officer said at that time, he had advised the
subject not to drive without a valid license. He is-
sued a citation and a written warning.
Sept. 12, disabled vehicle, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor
Inn. The vehicle stalled in the road after the subject backed
out of the parking lot, according to the report. When the
officer arrived, the subject said he lost the keys. The of-
ficer located the keys, pushed the vehicle into a parking
space and called a relative to retrieve the intoxicated sub-
ject.
Sept. 12, lost property a watch, 4000 Gulf Drive,
Manatee County Public Beach.
Sept. 12, burglary, 5808 Gulf Drive, Water's Edge
condominiums. The complainant reported he found a
wallet in the bushes and contacted the owner, who said it
was taken from his room at the Blue Water Beach Club
on Sept. 11. He said about $10 in cash was missing but the
credit cards and personal identification were intact.
Sept. 12, found property a bicycle, 5327 Gulf
Drive, First Union Bank.
Sept. 12, suspicious, 4600 block of Second Street.
The complainant reported the subject was attempting to
remove palm trees from the vacant lot. The officer found
the subject on a back hoe clearing brush from a clump of
palm trees. The subject said he was hired by the lot owner
to clear the lot and he named the owner. The complain-
ant said the owner lives in New York and is not the per-
son named by the subject.
The complainant said there are several valuable royal
and date palms trees on the lot and he has been approached
numerous times by persons wanting to purchase them.
Using a phone number given to him by the subject, the
officer was unable to locate the person named by the sub-
ject as the owner. When the officer returned to the lot, the
subject was gone.
Sept. 13, burglary, 3232 East Bay Drive, Subway.
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ness had been burglarized. The manager responded and
said meat, seafood, vegetables and bread valued at
$208.86 were taken.
Sept. 13. 3212 East Bay Drive. Marco Polo Ice
Cream. The officer reported he found the complainant
detaining the subject on the floor near the front of the store.
The complainant said the subject came into the store,
reached over the display case and began carving his name
on the ice inside the case.
The complainant said he told the subject to stop but
the subject continued. He said he charged at the subject
who attempted to flee. The officer advised the complain-
ant his behavior was inappropriate and said he should have
called police. The complainant issued a trespass warning
to the subject.
Sept. 14, vandalism, 500 block of Sixth Avenue. The
victim said she returned home and found two broken win-
dows caused by rocks from her yard.
Sept. 14, suspicious, 3248 East Bay Drive,
Walgreens. The complainant, who is an employee of the
store's security division, reported he viewed a security
tape and observed an employee stealing merchandise and
giving merchandise to customers. He said the employee
signed a statement admitting to the charges and paid the
value of the merchandise. The complainant issued a tres-
pass warning and fired the employee.
Sept. 14, disturbance, 200 block of 43rd Street. The
complainant flagged down the officer and said a subject
tried to cut him off in traffic on the Palma Sola Causeway.
The subject said he threw a soda can at the subject and the
subject followed him to 43rd Street and threw a baseball
bat at his vehicle.
The officer drove the complainant to 43rd Street and
found the subject retrieving his bat. The officer advised
both parties of the seriousness of their actions. The com-
plainant apologized to the subject but the subject would
not accept it or apologize.
Sept. 15, fire, 200 block of 85th Street. The officer
responded to a report of a fire and found a resident had
extinguished it before he arrived. According to the report,
the subject left a candle burning while she slept and it
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Sept. 15, burglary to an automobile, 5313 Gulf
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ing a delivery for a soft drink company, an unknown per-
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sunglasses valued at $190 and $170 in cash. The victim
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Sept. 16, suspicious, 300 block of 63rd Street. The
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Sept. 17, drunk, 3007 Gulf Drive. Anchor Inn. The
complainant reported a drunk subject refused to leave the
bar. The officer gave the subject a ride to Cortez.
Sept. 18, suspicious, 8102 Gulf Drive, Haley's
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Sept. 17, suspicious, 5313 Gulf Drive, Eckerd Drug
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the store. The officer found the subjects and advised them
they could not drink in public. They poured out the re-
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SSept. 17, domestic, 200 block of 56th Street. The
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Island Sports

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


IFC starts slow,
finishes strong
Island Football Club overcame a sluggish start with
five second-half goals to take an impressive 6-1 soccer
win over St. Pete Thunder Sept. 20 at Azalea Park in
St. Petersburg.
Leading the way for IFC was man-of-the-match
Kevin Cassidy and mid-fielder Raul Gomez with two
goals apiece. Also scoring were Augusto Solano and
Bill Romberger with one goal each, while Romberger,
Solano, Ken Bowers and Jeff Nelson had assists.
Bowers, Tony Louis-Charles, Rich Bell, Mike
Collins and Scott Lindsey in goal anchored an IFC
defense that completely stymied its opposition after a
shaky first 20 minutes of the match.
It was during the opening stages of the match that
IFC goalie Lindsey earned accolades as he found him-
self alone to stop Tad O'Gara twice from close range.
Lindsey somehow denied the St. Pete striker to keep
the game scoreless and allow IFC to work its way into
the match.
IFC did just that, as they took the lead in the 44th
minute when Romberger sprung Gomez with a nice
pass down the right side that Gomez carried into the'
goalie box. Gomez beat his man before leaving it for
Solano, who dribbled past the hard-charging Thun-
der goalie to give IFC a 1-0 lead that carried into
halftime.
The Islanders quickly extended their lead early
in the second half as they strung several passes to-
gether in an impressive display of possession soccer.
The play started out with several touches by IFC
defenders before they played it to Gomez at central
midfield.
Gomez held the ball before passing it outside to
Romberger on the left wing, who then knocked it
back to Gomez. With Romberger making a run to-
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Collins look on during last week's 6-1 IFC win. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy


Solano, who one-timed it to Romberger's chest at
the top of the box. Romberger ran onto and settled
the ball as he cut inside of the defender and slammed
it past the goalie for a 2-0 IFC lead.
Two minutes later IFC had another chance when
Bowers beat his man on an overlapping run down the
right side and crossed it to Nelson who delivered a
great drop pass to Shawn Dibble. Dibble settled then
fired a shot on goal but St. Pete goalie Scott Bonauta
was there with the save.
Seconds later Nelson again received the ball and
distributed it to Bowers who went in one on one with
the goalie and was fouled resulting in a penalty kick
which Gomez calmly finished for a 3-0 lead.
Five minutes later, Solano spotted Cassidy mak-
ing a run to the near side of the field. Solano pushed
the ball down the wing for Cassidy to run onto.
Cassidy carried the ball into the box before stopping
and calmly lifting the ball over the goalie, who had
come off his line.
Later in the half, Jeff Nelson took a pass from Matt
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for his second goal of the day and a 5-0 lead.
Another offensive push for IFC resulted in a
counter attack for the Thunder, as they sent a looping
pass forward that IFC defender Collins and St. Pete
striker Richard Harbert arrived to at the same time.
The ball somehow squirted through Collins and
into the box. Lindsey started to come off his line but
hesitated, giving Harbert possession of the ball, which
he finished at the far post to cut the IFC lead to 5-1.
St. Pete came right back down the field and looked
to cut further into the IFC lead as Steve McCreary came
in one on one with Collins, but Collins applied a strong
tackle to separate McCreary from the ball and start a
counter attack for the Islanders.
The ball was sent to IFC's Bell on the right side.
where he out ran two defenders down the wing. Bell
slowed down and lofted a shot on goal as the goalie
again left his line. The Thunder goalie somehow tipped
the ball and it caromed off the cross bar, resulting in a
corner kick.
Bowers took the corner kick and sent it to Gomez,
who hit a header past the goalie for the sixth and final
goal of the game and a 6-1 IFC victory.
The win improves IFC's record to 1-0-1 going into
next Sunday's encounter, Sept. 27. with the South Side
Jammers. The location of the game is still in doubt due
to a Manatee Magic soccer tournament taking place the
same day at G.T. Bray Park, Bradenton.
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Community Center action
I didn't get to watch much of the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center league soccer played last week
due to wrapping up IFC youth registration and related
duties. I did however catch bits and pieces of a few
games and I managed to get a few coaches to give some
results over the phone, so this is not a complete list. If
your team's results aren't here, it's because I couldn't
contact coaches.
In an effort to ensure full coverage, I'll be provid-
ing forms for coaches to fill out after each game and
leave in the Center's office. Coaches or parents, please
look for the forms and fill them out. With that in mind,
here is last week's action:
Bealls rode a hat trick by Sean Pittman and a goal
by Nick Sato to record a 4-1 win over Jessie's Island
Store in Division II action on Wednesday night. Scor-
ing the loan goal for Jessie's was Michael Wallen.
The second Division II game of the night saw Mr.
Bones take a 3-1 decision over Longboat Observer.
Daniel Miller scored two goals while Matthew
Holcumb added one. Eric Maser scored the loan goal
for Observer, with strong games from Liam Moniz in
goal and defender Charlie Woodson.
Games played in Division I were high scoring af-
fairs that reminded me of football or hockey scores.
Leading off the action for last week was a close 4-
4 tie between Island Real Estate and Handy Trac Sys-
tems. Leading the way for Island Real Estate was Joey
Mousseau with three goals, while Josh Sato chipped in
with one. Kyle Dale led Handy Trac with two goals and
was supported by Camille McCamey and J.C. Fleming
with one goal apiece.
Tuesday night's game between LaPensee Plumb-
ing and Island Pest Control was a blow-out win for
LaPensee with six goals from Ryan Quigley, five from
Skyler Purcell, two off the foot of Mark Sankey and
one notched by Ben Holt. Blake Tyre scored the lone
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Center soccer league schedule
Division 1 (11- to 13-year-olds)
All games begin at 7:30 p.m.


Sept. 23
Sept. 24
Sept. 25
Sept. 28
Sept. 29
Sept. 30


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Sept. 29
Sept. 30


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Island Animal Clinic vs. Handy Trac Systems
Ben Webb Landscaping vs. LaPensee Plumbing
Handy Trac Systems vs. Island Animal Clinic
Island Animal Clinic vs. LaPensee Plumbing
Handy Trac Systems vs. Island Pest Control
Island Real Estate vs. Ben Webb Landscaping

2 (8- to 0-year-olds)
Bealls Outlet vs. B&M Cooling & Heating at 6 p.m.
Air & Energy vs. West Coast Cooling at 5:30 p.m.
H.E. Inc. vs. Mr. Bones at 6:30 p.m.
Jessie's Island Store vs. Longboat Observer at 6 p.m.
Air & Energy vs. Jessie's Island Store at 6 p.m.
West Coast Cooling vs. Bealls Outlet at 6 p.m.
Mr. Bones vs. B&M Cooling at 5:30 p.m.
Air & Energy vs. Longboat Observer at 6:30 p.m.

3 (5- to 7-year-olds)
Galati Marine vs. Bridge St. Pier & Cafe at 6 p.m.
H.B. Mini Storage vs. Oden Hardy Construction at 7 p.m.
Oden Hardy Construction vs. Bridge St. Pier & Cafe at 6 p.m.
Palm Tree Villas vs. Harry's Continental Kitchens at 7 p.m.


Krauss and one each by Ben Miller and John Maser in
Wednesday nights 4-1 win over Ben Webb Landscap-
ing. Logan Bystrom scored the only goal of the night
for Island Animal Clinic.
Thursday was the shoot-out at the O.K. Corral as
Island Real Estate took an 11-8 decision over Island
Pest Control. Island Real Estate got five goals each
from Joey Mousseau and Josh Sato, while Sam Wolfe
chipped in with one.
LaPensee Plumbing jumped out to an early 6-0
lead over Ben Webb Landscaping before holding on for
a 6-5 win. Leading the way for LaPensee was Ryan
Quigley with five goals and Mark Sankey with one.
Scoring goals for Ben Webb Landscaping were Logan
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Our 'wonderful' critters, from birds to bugs


Call this a column about critters.
A lot of times we get jaded about the natural won-
ders that literally surround us and cover us on the Is-
land. Face it, we've got the best of all worlds when it
comes to enjoying the water, the beach and all the other
sun-sand-surf features of Anna Maria Island.
A group of first-time visitors from a large company
in Georgia were on the Island early this week catching
a sunset. They were laughing and telling stories and
generally enjoying the dusk view when suddenly one
guy shouted out. The whole group fell silent as they
gazed toward the surf.
I looked, too, figuring it might be a ray or a dolphin
jumping or something odd going on. But their "oddity"
was a lonely brown pelican sitting in the surf, swallow-
ing a fish it had just dived upon.
It dawned on me that what we take for granted, or
don't even notice sometimes, is a thing of great allure
to others. So let's talk about some of the "odd" but
regular things we should probably be more thankful
for.

Pelicans brown and white
Brown pelicans are found from the Carolina coast
south to northeast Brazil on the Atlantic; from central
California to northern Chile in the Pacific. They're
relatively big birds with a wingspan of 40-50 inches
and weigh in about the same as a large cat 15
pounds.
They're born brown and stay that color all their
lives, with mature adults having only a white patch on
their head and along the sides of their neck. During


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tipped with black.
White pelicans could be the forefather of the en-
dearing term for visitors, "snowbirds," since they spend
summers in Canada and the midwest, and winters in
Mexico and Florida.

Developers go for gophers
Gopher tortoises are slow-moving pine flatwood
critters that are the bane of developers. The high ridges
of the state are ideal places for new homes and shop-
ping malls, but the endangered tortoises usually get in
the way of bulldozers.
They burrow in the dry, soft soil, often digging
several long caves in their one-acre range. They aren't
very big, either, with about a foot-wide shell and
weighing about 15 pounds.
Some scientists have said that the last refuge in
Florida for gopher tortoises may come down to Egmont
Key, where they don't have to worry about developers
and can live in quiet isolation except for visitors.

...and speaking of turtles
Loggerhead sea turtles are one of the Island's
greatest summertime treats. The female turtles lunge
out of the surf an amble up to dig nests in the sott sand.
depositing about 100 golf-ball-sized eggs before re-
turning to the sea.
Human volunteers monitor the nests and try to
keep predators from harming the eggs. Raccoons. foxes
and dogs loNve to munch on turtle eggs and there's been
a rash of eg, thefts by humans for the egg's alleged
apthro' li .ac properties.
BIut there no1thil! 10C 1 [' ) itn 'A ,11'Lm ',Immer
night than to come upon a batch of little turtles scam-
pering into the waier, their little flippers nmo\ing so last


they're just a blur in the sand.
There's some sad news about loggerhead turtles,
though only about one female baby out of 1,000
will grow to adulthood to return to the place of birth
to lay its nest.

Huh?
Probably no mention of critters in the area is com-
plete without a mention of the ubiquitous cockroach.
I'm not sure if I believe this, but here it is, compliments
of an Internet source.
"David George Gordon, award-winning nature
writer, is the author of 10 books. The New York Times
called his 'Field Guide to the Slug' a 'gripping' book,
citing its 'almost breathtaking' account of snail sex.
"His book 'The Compleat Cockroach,' is $211.95,
and is available from Ten Speed Press in Berkeley,
Calif."
Gordon says there are 4,000 species of cock-
roaches and many of them make great pets. He de-
scribes the housing, heating, bedding, feeding and
breeding of them. And here's an excerpt from the feed-
ing section:
"All known species of cockroach are omnivorous,
though in captivity most species do well on a mixture
of dried feed, grains, etc.. and fresh vegetables or fruit,
though a lot of people find they have success feeding
them dog food.
"I feed mine mostly rolled oats and fruit, like ba-
nanas and apples, though they especially like overripe
peaches and plums. Though they don't need fresh food
every day. it is important that they always have enough
to eat otherwise they will start eating the cage as well
as each other."
Mv question: Is that so bad?

Sandscript factoid
The lowly clam is coming into its own in Florida.
Clam farming is the hot ticket in the state's aquaculture
industry. growing by 135 percent last year with even
greater increases expected this year. Not every part of
the slrte is happy\ as a clam. though thanks to weird
\vintd pItterin. i~\\ salinil\ anid high water tempera-
uiures. Cedar Ke\ clammers are looking at losses of
more than 10()million clams this vear.


nesting season, the back of the neck turns to a rusty
chestnut color.
Brown pelicans nest in large colonies where food
is abundant. Rookeries on the mangrove islands off
Cortez in the area known as "the kitchen" often sport
as many as two nests to a square yard. A brood is usu-
ally two or three birds.
Brown pelicans are the only pelican to dive for
fish, sometimes hurtling from 20 or more feet in the air
into the water for fish.
White pelicans, though, are bottom feeders who
can be spotted by with "butts" sticking out of the wa-
ter as they seine for fish with their large bills. Every-
thing about white pelicans is large: the 20-pound
birds often have a wingspan of 10 feet. Wings are



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Sep24 1:58 2.2 8:20 0.4 3:18 1.9 8:12 1.2
Sep 25 2:27 2.2 9:05 0.4 4:11 1.8 8:40 1.3
Sep26 3:02 2.2 9:58 0.5 5:14 1.7 9:13 1.4
Sep27 3:45 2.2 11:00 0.5 6:38 1.6 9:54 1.4
FQ Sep28 4:41 2.1 11:04p' 1.5 8:23 1.6 12:19 0.5
Sep29 5:56 2.1 9:41 1.6 1:38 0.5
Sep30 7:22 2.1 12:50 1.5 10:23 1.7 2:48 0.4
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By Chief B.P. Huff
Officer in Charge. U.S. Coast Guard. Cortez
Special Note: Station Cortez has responsibility
from the marine area from south Egmont Key to south
Gasparilla Island in Boca Grande, a distance just un-
der 60 miles in length.
Sept. 1, Seardh and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a boat taking on water near
New Pass. A Coast Guard boat responded, discovered
the disabled boat was not sinking, assisted in starting
the boat and it returned to port without assistance.
Sept. 1, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of white and orange flares
fired in southern Tampa Bay. A Coast Guard boat was
diverted to the scene and searched the area with nega-
tive results. Another search was conducted at first light,
also with negative results, and the case is suspended
pending further developments.
Sept. 2, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of an overturned board sailor
on the north side of the Ringling Causeway. A Coast
Guard boat responded along with Sarasota Fire and
Rescue Marine Units, pulled the person from the wa-
ter and administered first aid.
Sept. 3, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a man in the water swim-
ming after his personal watercraft had broken its moor-
ing during a storm. A Coast Guard boat responded, but
the man and personal watercraft returned to shore
safely before the Coast Guard boat reached the scene.
Sept. 4, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a possible overdue 38-foot
sailboat from Havana, Cuba, to Bradenton. Communi-
cation checks with bridge tenders, marinas and water-
front restaurants resulted in no sightings of the boat,
which reached port safely before a Coast Guard search
began.
Sept. 5, Search and rescue /assistance. Station


Cortez received a call transferred from a 911 operator
from a 20-foot boat taking on water four miles west of
Venice Inlet. A Coast Guard boat responded, located
the boat and picked up the people from the boat, which
was half submerged. The Coast Guard crew dewatered
the vessel and took it in tow to port.
Sept. 6, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a boat on fire one miles
west of Anna Maria Island. The boat's operator had
made it to shore and was burned. Paramedics were
dispatched to provide first aid to the victim, and a
Coast Guard boat responded to extinguish the fire.
The boat fire was put out, but the boat sank due to
damage to the hull. The operator was not badly hurt
and was treated on the beach, and commercial sal-
vers were contacted to retrieve the boat hulk.
Sept. 6, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled boat off Lido Key
caught in a bad storm. A Coast Guard boat responded,
located the boat under tow by a Good Samaritan, took
over the tow and brought the boat to port.
Sept. 6, Searcli and rescue /assistance. While on
patrol, a Coast Guard Auxiliary boat came upon a dis-
abled 20-foot vessel in Sarasota Bay. The vessel was
taken to safe moorings.
Sept. 6, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a! report of an injured passenger
aboard a disabled Vessel south of the Sunshine Sky-
way Bridge. A Coast Guard boat responded and took
the passenger and two children off the boat while the
boat's operator remained on board to await commer-
cial salvers.
Sept. 6, Boarding. A 17-foot vessel was boarded in
Sarasota Bay. The vessel was found to be in compliance
with all applicable federal laws.
Sept. 6, Boarding. A 38-foot vessel was boarded in
Terra Ceia Bay. The vessel was found to be in compli-
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Wet weather has little impact on good angling
By Capt. Mike Heistand
Despite the wet weather, fishing action remains
consistently good in the bays and offshore. Backwater
outings are producing lots of redfish and snapper with
a few keeper snook. Offshore, look for mackerel or .,
grouper. The weather gurus are saying the temperatures
should turn more fill-like in a few weeks, which means :..
that the kingfish run should start as the temps drop.
Fishers at the Rod and Reel Pier report a lot of *
flounder coming onto the deck, plus cobia, redfish and ., .
a few snook.
Anglers at the Anna Maria City Pier are reeling
in bonnethead sharks during the days, with an occa- v
sional flounder and mackerel.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair said he's
getting redfish near the mangrove islands, flounder on
the seagrass.flats and gray trout around the deeper grass
beds in the bays.
Capt. Kurt Morrison on the Neva-Miss said his
offshore charters have included gag grouper up to 28
inches, mangrove snapper to four pounds, yellowtail up
to two pounds and mackerel up to 26 inches, all from
12 to 26 miles out in the Gulf. Classic lady winner
Carl at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said wade Laura Haynes took second place in afield of more than 100 entries for grouper and Spanish mackerel in the
fishers are doing good with snook, trout and redfish in 1998 Fall Ladies Fishing Classic out of Tierra Verde last weekend. She is pictured with Chris Galati. Another
upper Palma Sola Bay. Folks on boats are also hitting local winner was Capt. Glenn Corder's team, which took third and sixth place honors in the grouper division.
a few snook. He added that shrimp are getting to be a


nice size.
Capt. Rick Gross tells me he's getting redfish on
every trip as long as the tides cooperate. Snook season
is still off to a slow start,'but are starting to hit a little
better every day.
On my boat Magic we're still getting into lots and
lots of redfish, some up to 31 inches long. Snook hunt-
ing is improving, and we've caught a few 30-inchers.
We're also getting some whopper mangrove snapper
near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge 17 inches was the
largest.
Capt. Tom Chaya said he's getting lots and lots



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Bill at Island Discount Tackle said to keep an eye
peeled for kingfish too show up in the coming weeks
when or if- the weather and water offshore cools.
Right now. anglers are still catching lots of mangrove
snapper in the bays. Offshore fishing remains stable
with reports of grouper and lots of snapper in less than
100 feet of water.
Capt. Mike Greig said big trout are on the
seagrass flats right now, as are lots of mangrove


snapper.
Capt. Glenn Corder said offshore action has been
rough due to the high seas with all the storms, but when
he can get out fishing is excellent with plenty of keeper
gag and red grouper and mangrove snapper.
At the South Sunshine Skyway Fishing Pier,
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never used. Four-piece bedroom sets $259; sofa
and love seat $399; queen bed set $199; full $159;
Stwin $129; futons (sofa by day bed at night) frame
and mat $199; daybed (white with brass finials) in-
cluding 2 mattresses and pop-up unit $285. Can
deliver. Call 753-7118.

APPLE PERSONAL LASERWRITER 300 printer.
Excellent condition. New $600, asking $425. 748-6222.

TWO TWIN BED brass headboards, $35 each.
792-4830.

THREE-CUSHION COUCH like new, with pillows.
$100, it's a steal! 778-1012.

NORDIC TRACK PRO ski machine with computer, heart
monitor, fitness grips, book holder, $150. 778-2907.
PACKARD BELL PACKMATE 66CD ROM, laser
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8-FT x 10-FT black/white tan area carpet, black re-
cliner $160 OBO; end tables, entertainment center
and storage $35; wrought iron dinette with white
seats $45; twin bedroom set, 5 pieces $250. 778-
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ITALIAN BLACK FAUX marble dining set. Eight
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cocktail table, two end tables, sofa table $400. 778-
5181. Call anytime, leave message.

FOR SALE men's and ladies beach cruisers $59;
tandem kayaks start $199; tandem bikes $199. Call
778-7757 days and 778-3763 evenings.


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Ich Spreche Deitsch 2BR/2BA condo overlooks natural
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SUNDOWN FLEA MARKET and parking lot sale.
Thursday, Sept. 24, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Ginny's An-
tiques & Art, 5600 Marina Drive (across from the
public library/Holmes Beach on Anna Maria). For
more information, call 779-1773. Rain date, Satur-
day Sept. 26, 9 a.m. to 12 noon.
YARD SALE Saturday, Sept. 26 only, 8 a.m. to ?
Household goodies, a lot of name brand toys and
clothes. 109 75th St.
YARD SALE Sat.-Sun., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Upright freezer,
Dinette glass-top set, dresser, desk, kitchen items, clothes,
books, misc. 303 A 62nd St., Holmes Beach.

THREE-FAMILY SALE 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 1987 Ford
Escort Wagon "runs good. $1,800. Trundle bed- Sealy
box spring and mattress with double frame $150,
O.B.O., $300 value. Sheets, throw pillows. New card
table with chairs $50. Lazy Boy chair, sofa, Beanie
babies, crafts, clothing, desk, baby furniture, mirror,
pictures, sweepers. 2801 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach.
MOVING SALE Now thru Sept. 30. By appointment
or Thurs., Sept. 24 thru Sun., Sept. 27, 9 a.m. to 2
p.m. Used less than six months; Sealy Posturpedic
Queen bed $325. Washer/Dryer set $250. Also, Day
bed and trundle, T.V., sailboat, etc. 106 1st St., N.
Bradenton Beach, 779-1372. No checks!


CORTEZ FISH MARKET 119th Street and Cortez
Road (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
Ave., 778-5357.
DOLPHIN DAYCARE and preschool. Places avail-
able, all ages. Come by and visit with us. Half-price
registration now. 778-2967.
MONEY TO LEND First City Mortgage. Private
funding available. Commercial, condominiums,
homes, rental properties. Call 750-0080 or after
hours 778-9475.


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
available for your child ages twelve months through five
years, pre-K program. Come visit with us. 778-2967.
WANTED: ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/2BA house for
German couple, small dog, on Anna Maria starting
November. Up to $1,000 month. Phone: 0049-89-
64270181, fax: 0049-89-64270299, e-mail:
ubmail @ bigfoot.com.

SHOP AVON at home with personal delivery and
guaranteed satisfaction. Call island resident,
Monica, your independent Avon sales representa-
tive. 778-6504.

YOGA AND MEDITATION with Harmony Feldman
at the Anna Maria Art League. Monday, Sept. 28, 1
p.m. to 3 p.m. 921-0074.
HAVING A MAC attack? Call for help with Mac or
PC. Training, internet, hardware selection and in-
stallation. Call Ed, 778-2553.-

GOOD GOD OH lordy, the Dolphin Deb has
made it to 40! Happy birthday! It's going to be a
great party!


ATTENTION COMMUNITY SERVICE workers: the
City of Bradenton Beach is authorized to use commu-
nity service hours. A work day is scheduled Septem-
ber 26,1998, 7 a.m. until ? Contact Ray Wilson to sign
up. 778-1005 ext. 227 or 778-3947, leave message.
SHELL ART, INDIANS, Nautical, portraits. Starving
Artists Gallery. 6320 15th St. E., Tues. through Fri.,
noon to 5 p m. Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 758-1829.

WANTED TO RENT: boat slip with davit. Please call
778-7612.

REGISTER TO VOTE: Pick up forms for simplified
mail-in registration at The Islander Bystander office,
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.


YACHT CLEANING by Carleen. Detailing, wax,
maintenance programs. 15-years experience. Island
resident. References available. 941-750-7337.
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
Call 795-8299.

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

OFFSHORE CHARTER FISHING with Capt. 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
Maria, 778-1260.
ISLAND MARINE NOW OPEN. Full service, stor-
age, bottom painting, boat rentals, bait and tackle.
412 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, 778-1260.
17-FT GRUMAN aluminum canoe, $400.778-6088.
ONE MATCHED PAIR 28x30x2x4 blade props; one
22x26x1 3/8x3 blade props; 8-ft dingy with 3hp
Johnson motor like new; two new Todd fishing
chairs with side gimble; one new raw water pump for
air conditioner; used diaphram and impeller pumps;
50 amp splitters and 30 amp cords; one lot Penn
rods and reels; one Walker downrigger; one Igloo
128 cooler with cushion. 778-3898.
BOAT SLIP IN HOLMES BEACH for rent. Call
778-7039.


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


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NORTH END of Anna Maria Island stilt OLD FLORIDA COTTAGE! Great oppor-
house nestled in the tree tops. Shaded tunity to own an Island cottage. Handy-per-
cul-de-sac quiet street. New roof in 8/98. son special presented at $99,900. Bring
Great value! $199,900. your paintbrush and imagination!


DRAMATIC SUNSETS and shimmering GULF VIEW six-plex. Great investment with
water! Gorgeous end unit in Smugglers Landing good current rental income with potential for
on the Cortez peninsula. Open, aily floor plan growth. Beautifully landscaped yard with room
and 40-ft. deep canal boat slips with easy access for a pool. 1 and 2 bedroom units, all turnkey
to Intracoastal and Gulf waters. $239,900. furnished and fully equipped. $640,000.


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ULTIMATE BEACH COTTAGE steps to the
Gulf! 2BR/1.5B totally remodeled with new kitchen
and new appliances, glass block hallway and large
floor to ceiling windows across the front make it light
and airy! Circular drive and garage. $189,400.


WEST SIDE OF GULF DRIVE sits this
charming 3BR/3B home with den, family
room and computer room with Mexican tile.
Surrounded by lush, tropical landscaping
with deck and patio. $239,000.
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SPACIOUS CANALFRONT HOME! Two
separate living room areas, plus Florida room
leading to tropical back yard on canal. Also
features a dining room and breakfast nook,
den/office, 3BR/2B all for only $249,000.


SECLUDED ISLAND ELEGANCE! Enjoy
fabulous open water views of the Intracoastal
waterway, an open floor plan, three bedroom
suites, two of which have open water views.
Fireplace, pool, dock, fruit trees. $429,750.
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ELEGANT, PRIVATE and close to nature,
this custom-built home is in the private man-
grove preserve of Marina Isles. Extraordinary
coral rock fireplace opens to the 39x32 deck
with exercise lap pool. 3BR/2B. $545,000.


SEASIDE GARDENS Live on the Island
for under $100,000! 2BR/2B villa with
garage and open great room. $86,900.


CHARMING, Old Florida beach home
located west of Gulf Drive. 3BR/2B with
fireplace, large outside deck and great land-
scaping all just steps from the white sandy
beach. $269,900.


PALMA SOLA SHORES Great location.
Owned-land mobile home park with low,
low, low maintenance fees! 2BR/2B with
dock, pool, clubhouse and all appliances in-
cluded. $59,900.


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HELP WANTED: hostess, servers. Buccaneer 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
Beach, 778-5444.

HOUSEKEEPING nonsmoking, reliable person
needed for a variety of housekeeping duties.
Harrington House, Holmes Beach, 778-5444.

PART TIME HOUSEKEEPING with occasional of-
fice duties. No experience required. Must be de-
pendable and enjoy working with the public. Small
motel, Longboat Key, 383-1636.

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.

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BOUTIQUE FOR SALE turnkey operation. Two year
renewable lease located on historic Bridge Street,
$19,500. Call 778-4299 or 795-5026.


EXPERIENCED COMPASSIONATE CAREGIVER.
Available days, evenings, weekends. Hours to suit
your needs. Call 794-8146.


MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, mulching,
trimming, clean-up, edgings. Hard-working and respon-
sible. Excellent references. Call Edward 778-3222.
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476.





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Licensed Real Estate Broker
Over $20 million SOLD in 1997
Featuring Gulf & Beach Properties from
Holmes Beach to Longboat Key
GULF WATCH! Private beach for this 2BR/2B second
floor unit directly across from Gulfl Mint condition with
great views of the Gulf New carpet, new A/C. Sold
furnished! $157,000.
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.
t SANCTUARY! 2nd floor unit in
beach front condominium! 3BR/2B
with breathtaking views and elegant
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"f -notch amenities. $640,000.

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

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

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

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.

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 PRESSURE CLEANING mildew buster
will restore your house to its usual luster. Roofs,
decks, drives and more. Call 778-0944.

TAKE A DAY OFF Mom! Mature, dependable nanny
seeks 8:00am 4:00pm Wednesdays
position. Non-smoking, long-time Island resident.
Excellent local references. Call for other availability.
779-2100.

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


CASTNETTER APARTMENTS directly across from Public Beach.
Overlooks the Gulf of Mexico. Consists of four buildings, NW building
offers owner's unit, rental unit and office and two-car garage. All other
buildings offer two units. $1,500,000. Don Lewis, 746-3200. CM31317


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


WATERFRONT
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
GRACIOUS HOME on over four beautiful
acres. Restored historic old brick school house
in Cortez fishing village. Features over 3,500 sq.
ft., soaring 13-foot ceilings, original Florida pine
floorings. $399,900. Sandy Drapala, 794-3354
or Peggy Henger, 383-4368. R30614
JUST WAITING FOR YOU. Six beautiful +/-
acres on the river. 4BR/3B home on property
features two fireplaces. Owner updating kitchen.
$165,000. Nancy Keegan, 723-3929. R29999


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

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

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
references. 778-5294.

STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE Service. Installa-
tions, maintenance contracts. First cut free with an-
nual contract. Reliable, insured. Former island resi-
dent 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. 778-4441.



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


VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/
exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island refer-
ences. Dan or Bill 795-5100.

JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. State licensed and insured. Many Island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.


SAILBOAT WATER. Custom built 4-5BR/4B Island bayfront estate.
Very private with magnificent sunsets. Gourmet kitchen, two fireplaces
and spacious master suite. Pool, dock, davits and tennis court Re-
duced. $845,000. Hal Gillihan,778-2194. R19319
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SARASOTA BAY PRIVATE ISLAND. Waterfront lifestyle, 3BR/
2.5BA townhouse. Over 3,00 sq. ft., elegant Florida-design, soaring
ceilings, six skylights, open floor plan, double-sided fireplace, eleva-
tor, two-car garage. $309,900. Don Lewis, 746-3200. C24581


MAINLAND
GREAT STARTER OR RETIREMENT
HOME. 3BR/2B, garage converted into bed-
room. Screen porch, shed, room for pool.
Circular driveway. Near shops, restaurants
and banks. $75,000. Colette Gerrish, 694-
1024. R31119
LAKEFRONT CHARMER. 2 or 3BR/2B
pool home in the Inlets. Gas appliances,
loads of ceramic tile, central vac, built-ins
and more. Open plan, only one year old. A
must see. $194,900. Sara LaPlante, 748-
4389 or 752-0101. R30209
FABULOUS RUTTENBERG HOME in pri-
vate northwest neighborhood. 3,875 +/- sq.
ft., 4BR/3.5B plus office. Remodeled
kitchen, new floors, large spacious rooms.
$419,000. Julie DeSear, 794-3041. R32381


LOTS/ACREAGE
FABULOUS BAYFRONT LOT on a pri-
vate and secluded street. Cleared and
ready to build on. $225,000. Elena
Granger, 792-0021. L17589


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Darrin Wash CARPENTRY
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DRY WALL, TEXTURE
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INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic &
vinyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.
ALUMINUM/INYL CONSTRUCTION, new installa-
tion/repairs, Soffits/Fascias, screen enclosures. In-
sured, references. Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts
778-0029.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. Thirty-two year Island resident. Call Jim
Bickal at 778-1730.
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction. Free
estimates, no overtime charges. (FL#RF0038118)
778-3924 or 778-4461.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
BRICK, GLASS BLOCK, stone, pavers, stucco, tile.
Lic. #MC00318. Insured. Phone 778-5183. Dave
Elliott.
CARPET INSTALLATION, repair, restretch. Resi-
dential, commercial, marine. Experienced, licensed,
insured, island resident. Darrell Atwood, 779-0065.
CARL V. JOHNSON, JR. Building Contractor. New
homes, renovations, additions. Free estimates and
design service. Lic#RR0066450. Call 795-1947.
FLOOR SAMPLE SALE!! M & L Cabinets is remod-
eling its showroom. Whole kitchen displays, single
cabinets, vanities, tops. All at drastically reduced
prices. M & L Cabinets, 7240 Manatee Avenue
West, Bradenton, Beachway Plaza, 761-8100.


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.
795-7805.

VACATION BEACH COTTAGE 2BR/2BA complete.
Ground floor, $700 week, $2,200 month. 778-4523,
1-800-977-0803.

BEACH FRONT GROUND-LEVEL 2BR/2BA. Com-
pletely furnished, carpet, closed garage, large
kitchen. Couples, no pets, $3,500 month inclusive
season, 1-800-272-0404.

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 completely
redecorated. Beautiful ocean view, lanai, all conveniences,
two pools, tennis on Anna Maria. Available December 15,
one month minimum. 630-208-7243.
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, 795-7805.

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
Realtors 778-0770.
ANNUAL/SEASONAL 2BR/2BA duplex in Holmes
Beach. Beautifully furnished, air conditioning, cable,
utility room with washer/dryer, fully appointed
kitchen, Florida room with sleep sofa, lovely se-
cluded patio. No pets, no smokers, $1,200 month
seasonal, $750 month annual. Call 778-0182.


PLEASANTLY RUSTIC seasonal rental. 3BR/2BA
in blissfully quiet area of Holmes Beach. NO SMOK-
ING. Pets ok. Local owner. 941-747-0826.
QUIET TWO-STORY 1BR/1BA apartment steps
from beach. Washer/dryer, patio, gas grill, turnkey
furnished. North end Holmes Beach, must see! No
pets, $1,200 month, utilities included. Four-month
minimum 813-985-6765.
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.
BAYFRONT ANNUAL UNFURNISHED two houses
and one duplex. 3BR/2BA $2,000; 2BR/2BA $1,600;
1 BR/1 BA $650 per month. Private docks. 322-2101.


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PRIME.COMMERCIAL SPACE in Holmes Beach
for rent, 1340 sf with two restrooms. Call Smith
Realtors, 778-0777.
PRIME COMMERCIAL SPACE in Holmes Beach
for rent, approximately 270 sf. Call Smith Realtors,
778-0777.

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: www.tdolly@bhip.infi.net.

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.
Call 755-6661.

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.
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.

2BR/1 BA FURNISHED rental Holmes Beach, avail-
able by the month, one is three blocks from beach,
$800 month, 778-6569.
2BR/1BA HOLMES BEACH, one block from
beach. Unfurnished, newly redecorated, $650
month, 778-6569.
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.


NICELY FURNISHED 2BR/1BA 400 feet to beach.
All utilities paid $825. Available until February 1999.
778-4523, 800-977-0803.

NORTH TIP ANNA MARIA: quiet 3BR/2BA elevated
home, lanai, recently remodeled, two blocks to
beach. No pets, $2,500 month, $800 week. 813-
839-7048.
ANNUAL 2BR/1BA steps to beach. Washer/dryer,
covered parking. One and a half year old duplex in
Bradenton Beach. Available October 1, 778-5098.

AVAILABLE NOW annual duplex. Spacious 2BR/
2BA (Holmes Beach), central air, new ceramic tile
floors, new carpeting. No pets, $825 month. In-
cludes water, sewer and trash. Call 383-3840.

GULF VIEWS! Seasonal rental 2BR/1BA fully fur-
nished duplex. One home from the Gulf. Available
now through Dec 31. $600 week, $2,000 month.
Call 778-1747.

EFFICIENCY FOR RENT north end Anna Maria.
Canal, large deck. Annual or six month. Utilities in-
cluded, 794-8877.
NEW HOUSE TO SHARE 3BR/2BA in Anna Maria.
Annual with washer/dryer, $575 month plus utilities.
779-1043.
STUDIO APARTMENT in convenient location in
Holmes Beach. Two blocks to beach, completely
furnished, with queen bed, for one or two persons.
Seasonal. $1,200 month for four months, or $900
month for six months. 778-0212.
SEASONAL EFFICIENCY APARTMENT near Rod
& Reel Pier October, November, December 1998.
778-2153.
ANNUAL 1BR/1BA, washer/dryer, includes water/
trash, no pets, no smoking. Great location, like new
$650 month, 778-8206.
LOVELY 2BR ANNA MARIA Gulf front apartment.
Weekly, monthly, seasonal, no pets, sundeck, patio.
Convenient location, amenities, comfy touches,
778-3143.
RARE FIND! 200 feet to beach, large furnished 1BR
cottage available November through April. Quiet,
private, fully equipped $1,750 month. 778-8571.
3BR/1BA HOUSE sun decks, covered parking,
washer/dryer hookups, large kitchen, newly redeco-
rated, block to beach. $850 month 778-0192.
BRADENTON BEACH ANNUAL beautiful 1 BR cot-
tage on bay in historic district. Central air, deck, lush
grounds, dock, private parking, no pets. $725
month. 778-4625.
ANNUAL 3BR/2BA HOME on Bimini Bay. Two car
garage, screened lanai, boat dock. $1,300 month.
Call Fran Maxon Real Estate 778-2307.
BRADENTON BEACH TWO seasonals. Large 2BR
home plus a huge, bright efficiency. Both steps to
beach and bay, central air, washer/dryer, patio, beau-
tiful yard with private parking. House, $1,900 month
January through April. Efficiency, $1,350 month.
March and April open. Must see, no pets, 778-4625.


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ANNUAL 3BR/2BA plus den, north end of island.
Elevated four years old, 1,900 sf living area, wood
floors and much more. $1,500 month, no pets. Call
Fran Maxon Real Estate 778-2307.

NICE 2BR/2BA APARTMENT, air conditioning, car-
port, washer/dryer hookup, dishwasher, single or
couple. 32 62nd Street, no pets. 778-1259.

ROOMMATE: large 1BR/1BA, large living room,
efficiency kitchen, separate entry, guest parking,
washer/dryer. $700 utilities included, pool extra,
778-6099.

3 OR 4 BR/2BA HOUSE for rent with flexible floor
plan, mother-in-law apartment. Wood and tile floors,
fireplace, washer/dryer, dishwasher, decks. $1,300
month, whole house. Separately, 3BR/1BA $975,
large efficiency $550. 778-8221/800-977-0803.

HOUSE FOR RENT unfurnished, NW Bradenton,
near beach, shopping, schools. 3BR/2BA split plus
family room and large office space. Realtor, 756-1090.

ANNUAL 2BR/1BA DUPLEX apartment. Quiet north
end location. Washer/dryer, screened porch, private
entry. $665 per month includes water and garbage.
Call Fran Maxon Real Estate 778-2307.

MARTINIQUE NORTH 2BR Gulf front with cabana,
bay view, pool and tennis court. January through
May, one or more months. Call 616-344-2231.


TRAILER with 18- by 10-foot sideroom, yard, boat
storage, #416 4th St., Sandpiper, $21,000.
778-4523, 1-800-977-0803.

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
Broker, 778-6155.

3BR/2BA/DEN on 100 x 100 wooded lot, near
school and beach. Flexible floor plan, can have
mother-in-law apartment. Plus 3BR/1BA. Wood and
Mexican tile floors, new Berber carpet, fireplace,
vaulted ceilings, decks, $199,000. 800-977-0803 or
778-8221.

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 FRONT CONDOMINIUM spacious 1BR,
beautifully furnished turnkey. Ceramic tile, walk in
closet, extra storage, covered parking, heated pool,
tennis. $149,900. Ask for Yvonne Higgins, Wagner
Realty 778-2246.


BAYFRONT CONDOMINIUM 2BR/2BA luxuriously
furnished. Enchanting view. $199,500. Ask for
Yvonne Higgins, Wagner Realty 778-2246.

PERICO BAY CLUB 2BR/2BA villa, vaulted ceilings,
garage, $125,900. Call Barbara at Mike Norman Re-
alty 778-6696. Owner is anxious.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND 2BR/2BA, garage and car-
port with built-in bookcases, second bedroom has
sitting room with private entrance. Quiet street,
large, secluded, easy-to-maintain yard with lots of
trees, including mature citrus. $189,500. By owner,
778-3125.

CONDOMINIUM FOR SALE Perico Bay. Spectular
2BR/2BA water front. Exceptional value at
$125,000. Fred Flis, Real Estate Mart 756-1090.

HOUSE FOR SALE Palma Sola Park. Has boating
marina available, two years new, energy efficient
home. 3BR/2BA split with large lot and out building,
$139,900. Must sell due to illness. Call, make ap-
pointment, make offer, Fred Flis, Real Estate Mart
756-1090.

ISLAND HOMESITE terrific views of Tampa Bay
from this large corner lot located on north end of
Island, $129,900. Call Dave Moynihan, Wagner
Realty 778-2246, evenings 778-7976.


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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.


WATERS EDGE 2BR/2BA beachfront condo
with fabulous view of the Gulf. This is a dia-
mond in the rough with excellent rental poten-
tial. Pool, tennis, elevator, security and beautiful
courtyard compliment this complex. $240,000.
Elizabeth Andricks 778-4800. MLS 31846


KEY ROYALE 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 set-
ting with pool and steps to shopping. Only $159,000.
Lynn Hostetler 778-4800. MLS 30730
(941) 778-4800 Toll Free 800-237-2252


ELEVATED PRIME ISLAND HOME Prime
Island Holmes 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


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


ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB Best complex
on the Island. Excellent rental too! 2BR/2BA
Gulffront, furnished turnkey. Heated pool,
spa, elevator. $275,000 Lynn Hostetler 778-
4800 MLS 31639.

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IT'S A STEAL 2BR/2BA furnished canal home
for only $159,900. I must be dreaming. Possible
owner financing. Ken Rickett 778-3026. MLS
32379.
5201 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217


GULFSIDE CONDO Spacious 1BR/1BA,
lovely views, beautifully furnished. Tile floors,
covered parking, heated pool, tennis.
$149,900. Ask for Yvonne Higgins 778-2246.
Eves. 778-6389.


FABULOUS VIEWS from this spacious
5-6BR/4BA contemporary home. Gourmet
kitchen with newer appliances. Overlook
Bimini Bay, electric boat lift, two-car garage
and much more. $489,000. Call Michael
Advocate 778-2246. Eves. 778-0608.


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WESTBAY COVE CONDO Spacious, open
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pool and tropical courtyard. Walking distance
to beach, shops and restaurants. Easy to
show! $95,000. Call Ed Oliveira 778-2246.
Eves. 778-1751.


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


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


PERFECT BEACH HOUSE!
Don't miss this brand new listing "west of Gulf Drive"
in Anna Maria City! This immaculate home has been
completely remodeled to include 2BR/2BA, tile floors,
tile counter tops, new kitchen, large family/bonus room
and 14 x 30 foot in-ground pool. Relax in total privacy
in your own tropical paradise or take a short walk to one
of Anna Maria's finest beaches. This is the "Island beach
house" that you've been waiting for. Just reduced to
$234,900. Call today to see this exceptional property!
Call Pat Jackson at 778-3301
or Ken Jackson at 778-6986
or Agnes Tooker 778-5287

Fran Maxon
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SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gull Drive P 0 Box 717 Anna Maria FL 34216
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Spectacular Bayfront Estate two homes plus
duplex. Two deep-water docks. $20,000 below
appraised price. $725,000. Great business op-
portunity. 109 13th St. S., Bradenton Beach. Call
Sandy Greiner, Wagner Realty, 727-0700.


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DUPLEX DELIGHT
Located on a lovely, quiet street on the north edge of Holmes
Beach within easy walking distance of the beach, this gra-
cious 4BR/3BA property offers countless amenities and
appointments. The spacious 2BR/2BA owner's side includes
light ceramic tiled floors in the kitchen and dining area, cozy
family room with built-in entertainment center and many
cabinets, ceiling fans, track lights, walk-in closets, plus inte-
rior laundry room with washer and dryer. The cheerful 2BR/
1BA apartment is done in soothing pastels and offers a
handy kitchen with adjoining dining area, sunny enclosed pa-
tio, and fully tiled bath. Other features include a large hot tub,
many fruit-laden citrus trees, palm trees, oversize storage
shed, rain gutters, and central air and heat plus
dehumidistat. Priced to sell at $235,000.

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DROP ANCHOR HERE!
Nestled in an older, well-established Island neighborhood
with mature shade trees, this spacious 3BR/2.5BA water-
front contemporary offers a bright southerly exposure
overlooking a wide, seawalled channel opening directly
onto Tampa Bay! Amenities include an expansive water-
side screened lanai, floating boat dock, all white eat-in
kitchen with breakfast bar, walk-in pantry, and glass-top
range. Plus track lights, ceiling fans, custom built-in living
room bookcases, walk-in closets in all three bedrooms,
and easy care vinyl siding. Walk to beach, elementary
school, and catholic church. What a buy at only $234,950!

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CANALFRONT 2BR/2BA Frank Lloyd Wright-style home
designed by architect H. Patterson Fletcher. Quality in
every detail of this Island gem. Mexican tile and fossilized
coral over fireplace. Porch wraps around half the home.
Gracious canalfront living. $335,000. Dial the Duncans!
Judy 778-1589 or Darcie 779-2290 eves.


BEACH VILLA Nicely furnished 2BR/2BA villa in excel-
lent condition. Large downstairs storage room could be
a workshop or garage. Custom made privacy fence and
trellis. Very short walk to beach. $159,900. Call Frank
Migliore 795-8359 eves.


AQUA LANE Secluded, custom beach home, steps to
Gulf. 3BR/2.5BA, light and bright with skylights, open
floor plan, tropical landscaping, 23 x 24 master suite
with open deck and view of Gulf. Pickled oak floors,
ceramic tile, built-in bookcases, security system, sprin-
kler system, extra large garage and workshop.
$399,000. Call Carol Williams 744-0700 eves.


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Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
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NORTHWEST BRADENTON
2BR/2BA easily converts to .BR. large caged pool,
2-car garage, fcnccd yard, immaculate, security system,
cul-de-sac. S 139,900.
BAY PALMS
3BR/2BA waterfront home. large sunny Florida room,
terrazzo and ceramic tile, low maintenance yard, boat
dock, playhouse. Quiet street. $249,000.
PRESTIGIOUS AREA
4B5/3BA waterfront home, private dock, four-car ga-
rage, master suite, vaulted ceilings, beautiful cabinets,
pool and tennis club membership. $549,900.
TOWNHOUSE
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. ILarge 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-
pet. All appliances included. $225,000.
ELEGANT LUXURY
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.

SUNCOAST RENTALS
ANNUAL- 1 ( li/llBA D)uplex $500
Morton Village 21R/211A $550
2BR/11BA Duplex $750
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BY CHARLES DEBER / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ


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tools
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Eternity" wife director
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88 Sing like Bing the B.&O.
90 Non-P.C. suffix Railroad
91 Express 5 Sellers of record
93 Institution since players
1701 6 Brownish
94 Close and Ford 7 Sugar ending
95 Nurses and 8 Feature of
police officers, classical
e.g. architecture
98 Neighbors of 9 Kind of artery
Ethiopians 10 Bomb



STUMPED? Anst
three


11 "Crazy Love"
singer
12 Song syllables
13 Vases of a "La
Boheme"
character
14 radical
15 Fast shuffle, so
to speak
16 Sandwich base
17 Very beginning
21 Item that's often
stubbed
23 Composer
Saint---
28 Not a good
person with
secrets
32 Democrats fight
it
33 "- long..
35 Representation
37 Writer Welty
38 Roundish
39 Forehead
feature
40 Source of an
omen, maybe
41 Zoom
42 Drury Lane
composer of the
1700's
43 The Panthers of
the Big East
Conference
45 Success for a
returning space
shuttle
49 "Do you ?"
52 Target of many a
wound
54 1991-92 U.S.
Open champ
56 Not streamlined
57 Parts of
69-Down
60 Catlike
61 --Tiki


62 Tiny model
64 Casey of County
General Hospital
66 Pilgrimage sites
67 Lean
68 Berlin's"
Lost in His
Arms"
69 See 57-Down
70 Soaked
71 Sculpture
subjects


74 In a minute
75 Maker of a
brand name?
76 Lacking
79 Early wheels
80 O.K.
81 Per--
84 Insouciant
87 Chart holder
88 The 1990's,
politically
speaking


89 Vintner's cache
92 William or
Henry
94 Sparkle
96 Weak
97 Train
99 Carol starter
102 Mountains, so to
speak
104 "Difficult years"
105 Position


106 Met singer
Simon
107 Kirk, e.g.: Abbr.
108 Straight, after
"in"
109 Low tract
110 Recovering from
a charley horse
113 Onetime
Presidential
inits.
115 Dory feature


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