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Mayor, police chief at odds in Bradenton Beach
By Paul Roat
Bradenton Beach Mayor Connie Drescher and
Police Chief Jack Maloney came to words last Friday,
prompting a series of meetings that appear at presstime
to be culminating in a showdown Thursday.
"It is an ongoing situation at this time," Drescher
said Tuesday. "I really can't say anything more until he
[Maloney] gets back to me Thursday," a deadline all
parties apparently agreed to for an offer of some sort
between Drescher and Maloney.
The animosity between Drescher and Maloney
apparently came to a head last Friday in a meeting the
pair had with Building Official Bill Sanders.
Drescher said she felt "physically threatened" by
Maloney during discussions at the meeting. The reason
By Pat Copeland
Hurricane Georges what went right, what went
wrong and how to make improvements in future
emergency planning was the focus at last week's meet-
ing of the Island Emergency Operations Center.
"What went wrong was nothing compared to what
went right," noted Bradenton Beach Police Sgt. John
Cosby of the successful evacuation of the Island.
"After all of Andy's hard work and effort, it finally
all fell into place," added Anna Maria Vice Mayor
Doug Wolfe about Fire Chief Andy Price, director of
As Hurricane Georges laid waste to the Florida
Keys, Manatee County officials ordered the first man-
datory evacuation since Hurricane Elena in 1985.
Officials and residents still talk about the debacle
of the Elena evacuation when residents were ordered to
leave in the middle of the night. Islanders and visitors
hastily packed their bags and joined thousands of other
residents in the biggest traffic jam in Island history.
Coming back to the Island after Elena resulted in
another disaster when officials let all comers return
at the same time. Residents trying to clean up were
plagued by sightseers and gawkers who drove by and
sent waves of dirty water into already flooded
This was the impetus for the birth of IEOC, which
over the years has developed an action plan for emer-
There won't be an election in Bradenton Beach
this fall after all.
Cedrick Wilson-Dubs, challenger in the Ward 2
city commission race, withdrew his name from the
ballot Tuesday morning, leaving the way clear for
incumbent Gail Cole to take office in December.
Wilson-Dubs said business and personal rea-
sons that will take him away from the city for sev-
eral months spurred his decision to drop out of the
Cole, in addition to Ward 1 Commissioner Bill
Arnold and Ward 4 Commissioner John Chappie,
will take office for two-year terms on Dec. 7 un-
for that meeting was a traffic accident Sanders had in
a city vehicle Sept. 24.
Sanders said he was on his way to retrieve cloth-
ing from his boat at the Bradenton Beach Marina when
he pulled off the road to allow a city garbage truck to
pass. As Sanders continued down Church Avenue in
his city vehicle, he struck a parked boat.
Sanders said he believed damage to the boat and
vehicle was less than $250. He did not call police or
leave information for the boat owner.
He said that instead, he informed city clerks. The
incident occurred at approximately 11:30 a.m.
Several hours later, at approximately 3:10 p.m.,
police were notified of the incident by another city
employee. Bradenton Beach Officer Stanley House
investigated and estimated damage to Sanders' city
vehicle was $1,500, with $500 damage to the boat,
owned by Donald Fee of Sarasota.
House cited Sanders for failure to use due care, an
$82 traffic infraction. He did not cite Sanders for leav-
ing the scene of an accident.
On Sept. 30, Drescher issued a disciplinary notice
to Sanders, which he was required to sign, acknowledg-
ing he read and understood the notice.
"As a city department head, you set an example for
all city employees." Drescher wrote. "You should have
been more observant while operating the vehicle and,
therefore, you are restricted to use of the van only dur-
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agencies. Hurricane Georges was the first real test of this
Island-wide preparation and cooperation.
"The best thing that went right was the evacua-
tion," said Price. "I'm surprised how empty the Island
was on Friday morning. "Another thing was the acti-
vaition of the IEOC and that all agencies were here and
"We got thrown for a loop because people left
Thursday night," Cosby added. "I hope they do it next
Rumors circulated that evacuation would begin on
Thursday and it appeared Islanders took heed.
The citizens were very cooperative and helped each
other, Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore noted.
Price said it was the first time all the Island cities
and the fire district evacuated records and equipment
and the relocation went very smoothly.
Officials praised Whitmore's idea to disseminate
storm and evacuation information to Jessie's Island
Store in Holmes Beach where many Islanders stopped
for gasoline and supplies.
"I asked them to post it and you wouldn't believe
how many people went there," Whitmore said. "A lot
of them were people who would not know to call the
IEOC for information."'
Price said officials can do the same thing at the new
Publix after it is built.
Officials agreed that another thing that went right
was Hurricane Georges, because it missed the area.
"Actually, it went left," Cosby quipped.
Lack of communication
Officials agreed that the biggest problem during
the emergency was communication.
"There was a lack of information from the EOC
[Manatee County Emergency Operations Center] to the
IEOC." Price said. "We got 16 bits of information and
in previous, smaller storms, we got twice as much."
Manatee County Emergency Operations Center is
located in the Manatee County administration building.
Holmes Beach Police Lt. Dale Stephenson said he
was at the EOC during the entire emergency and vol-
unteers there weren't being given information either.
Cosby said a big factor was that EOC's operations
chief resigned recently and no one was in charge of
operations. He also noted that there were commulnica-
tions problems between the police agencies.
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O p in io ns ...................... ...... ....................... 6
Those W ere the Days ................................ .. 7
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Football contest ................... ........................ 15
ISLA N D M A P .............................................. 16
Streetlife ..................................... .. 18
Anna Maria Island tides ............ .... 23
Real estate .............................. .......... 24
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OCTOBER 7, 1998
THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
I[ PAGE 2 M OCTOBER 7, 1998 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Keys sailboat hits beach after 150-mile journey
By, David Futch
The flotsam and jetsam from Hurricane Georges
continued to make landfall days after the Texas-sized
storm passed Anna Maria Island.
Holmes Beach Police Officer Chuck Stearns re-
ported a 24-foot sailboat from Islamorada in the Florida
Keys beached itself early morning Oct. 1 in front of the
The boat drifted more than six days and 150 miles
after Georges unleashed 120 mph winds on the Keys
and tore the vessel from her mooring.
"Right now it's not going anywhere. There's at
least four tons of lead in the keel," Stearns said. "It's
not a navigation hazard."
According to Florida Marine Patrol Outreach Of-
ficer Terry Noll of Manatee County, the boat registra-
tion shows the vessel belongs to Aaron J. Kilgore of
Noll said the sailboat had not been reported miss-
ing or stolen.
However, Noll said Kilgore may not know the sta-
tus of his boat because he was in Alaska and headed to
South America following a visit to the 49th state.
Noll said he was attempting to contact Kilgore's
family to find out what they wanted to do with the boat.
The mast, keel and rudder remain intact but Kilgore
needs to decide what he wants to do about getting it off
the beach, Noll said.
But SeaTow removed the vessel from the beach
Oct. 6. SeaTow's Capt. Mike said they were autho-
rized to remove the sailboat awaiting the owner's
A remnant of Hurricane Georges'fury in the Florida Keys ended up in Holmes Beach. The sailboat was later
towed off the shore by SeaTow. Islander Photo: Courtesy Werner Hoecker
release of the title.
U.S. Coast Guard officials in Cortez said three
vessels including Kilgore's had gone aground between
Boca Grande and Clearwater Beach. The largest boat
was 30 feet stem to stern.
"As long as it's not a navigation hazard or pollu-
tion threat," Cowles said, "the Coast Guard doesn't get
involved. It's the owner's responsibility."
Hurricane Georges critique: mostly good work
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
"All information should be sent through the
IEOC," Whitmore stressed.
Price agreed and said the volunteers answering the
phones at the IEOC need to be able to give residents
Stephenson said all information coming in should
be in writing. He said volunteers trusted verbal infor-
mation that proved to be inaccurate.
Price said one example was the lack of information
from the EOC to the IEOC on the evacuation time and
Saturday's closure of the bridges.
"First it was 3 p.m. Thursday, then it was 6 a.m.
Friday, then it was 6 p.m. Friday," Price said.
Longboat Key officials did not tell Bradenton
Beach officials when they evacuated, Cosby added.
Also, when Bradenton Beach officials received permis-
sion from the EOC to close the Cortez and Longboat
Pass bridges Saturday night, EOC officials did not pass
on that information to the other Island officials.
Sgt. Jim Tillner of the Manate County sheriff's
office, which patrols Anna Maria City, said in the fu-
ture he would like parameters for evacuation times.
"Residents kept calling and asking how long they
had to leave the Island and we couldn't tell them,"
All officials agreed that there were many unautho-
rized people at both the IEOC and EOC and in the fu-
ture access should be controlled.
Whitmore suggested that the IEOC phone numbers
be listed in the phone book, even though all city phone
calls are forwarded to the IEOC during an emergency.
Price said some city officials were confused about
what to do at the IEOC and officials should develop a
duty sheet and operating procedures. He stressed that
every city should participate in the IEOC throughout
the year and not just during emergencies. He suggested
staff people be involved because elected officials come
Confusion with county
Price said sandbag delivery was a problem and
40,000 to 50,000 of them were issued county-wide
"Coordination of sandbags on a county-wide basis
was not good," Price said. "No one estimated the vol-
ume that people asked for, and we were in a quandary
as to whether the county was even going to provide
Maloney said the disbursement must be monitored
because people nearly got into fights while scrambling
Price said he suggested several years ago that the
Holmes Beach Police Lt. Dale Stephenson
said emergency management officials appreciate
all the residents who voluntarily left the Island
before a mandatory evacuation was ordered.
"We would rather err on the side of caution,"
Stephenson said. "We understand why some
people stayed, but we hope in the future they take
great care in making that decision and when the
mandatory evacuation order is issued, they heed
the warning. This storm could have taken a north-
erly track and come right at us."
Stephenson said emergency officials who
make the decisions have more complete informa-
tion than residents watching television weather
channels and it only takes one mistake for lives to
"It was an excellent evacuation," he noted.
"People prepared in advance, they left in an or-
derly fashion, the weather was good and there
were no traffic tie-ups. So far, no one has called
to complain and that's a plus."
Island cities and the fire district jointly purchase a sand-
bag machine to make sandbags. Elected officials
present said they would discuss it at the next meeting
of Island elected officials.
There was confusion with the county on handling
residents with special medical needs, Price said. In past
years, Island officials took the responsibility of contact-
ing and evacuating these residents.
"When we started to call them, we found the
county had already called most of them without letting
us know," Price said. "They were told that the county
would pick them up and then the county didn't come."
Stephenson said the county had a two-hour backup
All agreed that Island officials will resume responsi-
bility for residents with special needs. They will be picked
up at their homes, brought to the fire station, loaded onto
county buses and transported to a special shelter.
Police officials cited problems with people roam-
ing the streets and drinking in bars after the mandatory
"All the mayors declared a state of emergency,"
Cosby noted. "What ordinances do we have to back
that up? In Bradenton Beach we had a 9 p.m. curfew,
then I saw a news crew at a local bar where there was
Stephenson said only the sheriff can close estab-
lishments and only during a civil uprising.
Anna Maria Mayor Chuck Shumard said there was
a similar problem in his city.
Tillner said his deputies stopped everyone who ven-
tured out during the mandatory evacuation. They also set
up a road block to check cars coming into the city.
"With many of the residents evacuated we had to
protect the residences against potential looting," Tillner
Officials agreed to discuss the issue at the next
monthly meeting of the Island elected officials.
Stephenson said bar owners should also be invited to
give their input.
Bradenton Beach Police Chief Jack Maloney said
officials must find a better solution to identify resi-
dents' vehicles than the current stickers.
"They're not good enough to get back on the Is-
land, and there are too many out there," Maloney said.
"I suggest having a hanging tag like the handicapped
tag and issue one per household. When the car is sold,
the resident still has the tag and it limits the cars com-
ing back to the Island after a storm"
Whitmore said officials should be able to bring
family members to the IEOC when they are on duty.
Price said that would create problems with space and
providing child care.
"We need a shelter for emergency services provid-
ers' families." Price said. "We must plan for our fami-
lies to have a place to go."
Cosby said Island officials asked the county to
designate a special shelter but county officials felt it
would give the impression that emergency services
providers were getting special treatment.
"I think we should ask the county again," Cosby
said. "If they know their families are safe, it's a little
easier for our people to do their jobs."
Price ended the session by stressing, "We've had
too many meetings where nobody was here. We've
brought up things that were brought up four and five
years ago and never acted on. As director of.the IEOC,
I get frustrated because it doesn't seem like the city
officials place a lot of importance on emergency man-
agement for the Island.
"We dodged the bullet on this one. We did well but
we could have done better. This has shown us that the
IEOC needs to be better organized and better coordi-
Snated with all Utie.gqvernment.agpipst pla the ,ISa~l."
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 OCTOBER 7, 1998 0 PAGE 3 I]
Bike rodeo Saturday in Holmes Beach
The fourth annual bicycle rodeo and safety expo
will be held Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Holmes Beach
Police Department, 5901 Marina Drive, starting at
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
ing your working hours for the next 30 days."
Sanders then wrote two memos to the mayor and
commission. The first, dated Oct. 1, dealt with Sand-
ers' belief he should not have been issued a traffic ci-
tation because the accident was "only an accident. The
police policy of giving disciplinary notice for accidents
not involving a crime or gross negligence should be
abandoned ..." Sanders wrote.
The next Sanders memo, dated Oct. 2, was more
pointed against Maloney.
In it, Sanders wrote "it has been apparent to me that
the police chief has a vendetta against me." He continued,
"I believe the purposeful, erroneous and vindictive issu-
ance of a moving violation and the immediate release of
erroneous information to the press was part of a continu-
ing vendetta by the police chief and this vendetta should
be stopped by immediate commission action."
It was apparently that memo which prompted the
fateful meeting between Sanders, Maloney and
Although no one will admit details about the ses-
sion, Maloney said he lost his temper regarding Sand-
"We'll have bicycle safety courses and a ton of
door prizes to give away, including helmets and bike
Island mayors sponsor forum
on proposed one-cent sales tax
The mayors of Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach,
Holmes Beach and Longboat Key will host a fo-
rum on Manatee County's proposed one-cent sales
tax Thursday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. at Marina Bay
restaurant, 5325 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Refreshments will be served.
County Administrator Ernie Padgett will ex-
plain the proposed tax and the county's plans to
use the revenue. If approved county wide, Island
cities will receive 25 percent of the revenue from
the tax. It must be used for infrastructure projects.
The tax will raise about $140 million and will
be used to fund $105 million in county-wide
And, in a memo to the mayor and commission
Tuesday, Maloney said, "Despite the provocation in-
volved, I was wrong to lose my temper and act in an
unprofessional and unchristian manner, even to raising
my voice and using foul language with the mayor. For
this temporary lapse of self-discipline, I apologize."
"I feel the issue between Sanders and Maloney is
moot now," Drescher said. "I will not be threatened by
She stopped short of saying she would ask for his
resignation or terminate his 10-year employment with
City Clerk Alice Baird said the city's code allows
for the mayor to recommend to "discharge, suspend or
demote" department heads. The mayor's recommenda-
tion is then brought before the city commission for a
Appeal of a commission decision is possible
through the county court, according to the city code.
If a department head challenges the mayor's deci-
sion, an appeals process may be initiated. The appeals
board consists of three members of the city named by
the mayor and approved by the city commission.
lights," Holmes Beach Police Chief Jay Romine
said. "Area businesses were very gracious in supply-
ing us with give-away prizes."
Also on hand will be Corky the Cougar, a
BayFlight medical helicopter, and police and safety
equipment from a host of law enforcement agencies.
The event is coordinated by the Holmes Beach
Police Department and the Manatee County
Sponsors of the event include a wide variety of
Anna Maria City
10/13, 7:30 p.m., Commission work session
10/8, 6:30 p.m., Planning and Zoning Board
10/9, 10 a.m., Commission work session on
recycling and sanitation
10/12, 7 p.m., Board of Adjustment
10/14, 2 p.m., Commission work session on post
10/15, 7 p.m., Commission meeting
10/8, 9 a.m., Canal commission
10/8, 7 p.m., Planning Commission on residen-
tial rental ordinance
10/15, 9 a.m., Commission work session
10/15, 1 p.m., Board of Adjustment
10/15, 7 p.m., Island mayors' forum on pro-
posed county one-cent surtax, Marina Bay
restaurant. 5325 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
10/15, 7 p.m., Anna Maria/West Side Fire
Districts joint meeting, West Side Fire Station,
407 67th Street W., Bradenton.
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Trolley operating funds still up in the air
By Paul Roat
It seemed like a good idea:
Tack on a $1-a-night charge for motel guests on
Anna Maria Island, with the money to be earmarked for
operational expenses for a trolley bus service.
There's just one problem a change in state law
to permit such fees, and expected full-court opposition
by tourism and hotel-motel lobbyists in Tallahassee,
two of the most powerful groups in the state.
Trolley funding ideas have been floating around
for several weeks or years, depending on whom you
ask. Local and county officials are looking at having
seven-day-per-week service on the Island, with the
rubber-tire trolleys running from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.,
picking up passengers about every 20 minutes.
Somebody's working hard!
Anna Maria Public Works Department personnel
have been busy. Phil Charnock, director ofpublic
works, said there are many projects going on at
the same time. One of the projects is to replace a
slab of sidewalk on Pine Avenue. And then there
was the final phase of the repaving of Gulf Drive,
from the city limits to North Shore Drive, which
diverted traffic to one lane this past Monday and
Tuesday. In addition, surveys for the new bike path
are being conducted by personnel from the Florida
Department of Transportation. Finally, permanent
road striping and crosswalks were put down on
previously paved roads. Islander Photo: Susan
The problem is cost. Although hopes are high for
a state grant to pay for the five trolleys and pick up the
tab for half the operational expenses, there is still about
$250,000 a year needed to have the system become a
reality. And that figure would double after the state
grants run out in three years.
The three Island mayors have said they want to see
how much the county would be willing to chip in for
the trolley. County officials say they want to see what
the Island would be willing to contribute before they
commit to any money.
Public-private partnership with local businesses
have also been discussed. And then there was the $1-
a-night motel room fee idea.
Larry White, the executive director of the Manatee
County Visitor and Convention Bureau, told The Is-
lander Bystander that he estimates there are 1,620
motel rooms on the Island. With an estimated 69 per-
cent occupancy rate year-round, a $1 charge for occu-
pied rooms would bring in about $403,000 annually.
"With that kind of startling revenue, everyone
would jump on it like a duck on a bug," White said
when asked why such a room rate fee was not in evi-
dence elsewhere in the state for specific purposes like
An analyst with the Florida House of Representa-
tives Tourism Committee said the Florida Legislature
has specifically prohibited the passage of laws that
pertain to collection of special fees that smack of taxa-
Other revenue sources appear to be the key to hav-
ing an Islandwide trolley.
Bradenton Beach Mayor Connie Drescher has said
she would be willing to put $10,000 from that city's
budget into the trolley pot, but no such allocation has
been worked within the city's 1998-99 fiscal year bud-
get. Mayors from the other two Island cities have not
offered any money for the trolley as yet.
Florida Department of Transportation District Sec-
retary David Twiddy said in a meeting last week he was
receptive to the trolley idea for the Island, and indicated
he would attempt to gain funding support for such a
However, Twiddy said support for the trolley
should be approved by the Sarasota-Manatee Metro-
politan Planning Organization for DOT staff to start
looking for money for both purchase of five trolleys
and operating expenses.
One argument that strongly supports the trolley is
the saving the bus system would have versus improv-
ing Gulf Drive. Although Islanders have steadfastly
opposed any roadway widening of Gulf Drive, traffic
on the highway is reaching epic proportions. Trolley
service could ameliorate congestion, bus proponents
argue, and save millions of dollars in right of way pur-
chases and roadway widening.
The Island trolley concept is expected to be dis-
cussed during the Oct. 26 MPO meeting.
October 15, 1998 7PM
The public is invited to attend
a barrier island mayor's forum
Thursday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m.,
to be held at and hosted by
Marina Bay Restaurant,
5325 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
The subject of this forum will be
the proposed Manatee County
one-cent sales tax.
Guest speaker will be
Manatee County Administrator
Island Baptist Church
8805 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria
October 11-14, 1998
Services each night at 7:00
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 OCTOBER 7, 1998 M PAGE 5 1I
Agreement reached on Cortez school purchase
By Jim Hanson
County, state and heirs have agreed on just about
everything that will give the people of Cortez the use
of the historic old school building there.
"We won't get the state money until we need it,
though," said Charles Hunsicker, ecosystems adminis-
trator for Manatee County who is handling the local
end of negotiations.
The Florida Communities Trust has approved a
grant of $320,000 and the county has agreed to provide
up to $100,000 for purchase of the property. The sale
price was $420,000 shortly after the death of the owner,
artist Robert Sailors.
Hunsicker said informal agreement has been
reached on a price and on enough money to maintain
the property until it is finally sold.
"Closing probably won't take place for several
months," he said. "We have to get a complete appraisal,
evaluate the structure for further maintenance, upgrade
parts of it to comply with the building code for a pub-
lic structure safety assurance, handicap access, and
Items inside the building will be retained by the Sail-
ors estate, he said, and that's fine with the county. "We
don't need the worry that goes with $30,000 tapestries."
In some cases the tapestries served as dividers be-
tween sections of the building, he said. Its interior is
mostly open, he said, "what you'd expect of an art studio."
Sailors was a world-class weaver, his works hang-
ing in the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.,
and other galleries and museums in the U.S.
He bought the large 1912-built building as his
home and studio when he retired in 1974, and kept on
creating his art until his death in 1995 at age 82. He
cleared the property's 4 1/2 acres so that it resembles
a park, which is one of the uses the villagers see in its
Also planned are a marine museum, historic photo
gallery and meeting place. The old village store, dis-
placed when the Albion Inn was torn down to make
way for the Coast Guard station, probably will be
moved onto the school's grounds.
Hunsicker said the title to the property will be with
the Board of County Commissioners, which will "en-
tertain a property management agreement with the
Cortez community and possibly involving the county
Treasure from trash proposed in Bradenton Beach
By Paul Roat
Bradenton Beach may soon reap treasure from its
City commissioners will meet Friday at 10 a.m. to
discuss the merits, profitability and potential problems
with developing a recycling program. Bradenton Beach
is the only city on the Island that does not have a
curbside recycling program.
Commissioner Gail Cole has been researching the
plans Hob Nob Thursday
The Longboat Chamber of Commerce's
fourth annual Hob Nob will be at 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 8, with congressional, state,
county and local officials as special guests.
Sponsored by the Holiday Lodge Beach Re-
sort, the Hob Nob will be at the Buccaneer Inn,
595 Dream Island Road. Barbecue dinner and
soft drinks are included in the $15 price. Further
information is available at 387-9515.
recycling effort on behalf of the city for about a year.
He's traveled from Michigan to Key West looking into
various ways to recycle products and has produced
some startling revenue projections which a recycling
program could produce for Bradenton Beach.
The key to successful recycling programs is sell-
ing many of the items that are usually trashed. Alumi-
num, plastic, newspaper and other items are valuable
commodities that can offset the cost of recycling and
even make a profit, Cole has discovered.
By going into a phased approach, Cole estimates it
would cost the city about $2,000 to start recycling. By
the second year, though, the city would make $21,300,
and by the sixth year even factoring in some signifi-
cant capital outlays for equipment and personnel the
city could make more than $143,000 annually through
a recycling program.
"It's like eating an apple," Cole said. "You don't
eat it all at once, but one bite at a time."
The first year would call for residents to take their
recyclable material to northern Coquina Beach, where
current collection sites are located. The recycling con-
tainers have presented a problem for the city: the ma-
terial deposited there by residents becomes contami-
nated and, instead of making the city money, ends up
costing the city about $8,000 a year to have hauled
To avoid the contamination problem, Cole pro-
poses having a new city employee stationed at the re-
And to aid residents, free plastic bags would be
supplied to cart the cans, bottles and newspapers to the
Cole anticipates'adding recycling bins, a recycling
truck, adding personnel and updating the Coquina
Beach location in future years and eventually having
the city begin curbside collection of many salable items
in the city.
Still under consideration will be a citywide survey
to gauge recycling interest in the city, but if cost alone
is a factor, Bradenton Beach is ahead of the norm:
Cole's figures indicate the cost of recycling would
be borne within the expected 20 percent rate increase
for garbage collection in the city. At an estimated $125
a year, then, Bradenton Beach would charge residents
just half what Sarasota residents pay at $257.
Holmes Beach residents pay $128. Cole discov-
ered, and Bradenton residents $147 annually.
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g a- GD 9
If Hurricane Georges was the storm that wasn't, it
certainly was a tune-up for what could be.
The closest call since the evacuation in 1985 for
Hurricane Elena, Islanders appeared to have heeded the
warnings this go 'round.
Those here long enough to remember knew the frus-
tration of long lines leading off Island to safety and the
reverse flow, long lines to return.
In retrospect and isn't hindsight better than 20-20
vision? the powers that be met to critique all matters
relating to Hurricane Georges.
The Island Emergency Operations Center meeting
included commissioners from all three cities, representa-
tives of each city's police departments and was presided
over by Director/Fire Chief Andy Price.
Officials commended Islanders this time for a calm
evacuation. No arguments at the gas pumps. No lines at
the bridges. No traffic jam.
After all, it was Elena that was the impetus of IEOC
New, helpful methods of communication went into effect
for Georges, such as posting evacuation notices at Jessie's
However, it became apparent that mixed messages,
miscommunications and misinformation existed between
the Island EOC and main office of EOC at the Manatee
County administration building.
It was obvious there needed to be a definitive source
for answers for citizens and the media amid the
ongoing confusion of sandbagging, storm tracking, pack-
ing and other evacuation preparations.
Longboat Key did not communicate its early evacu-
ation plan with Bradenton Beach, although half the key
evacuates over the Cortez Bridge.
There was a miscommunication regarding evacuation
of Island persons with special needs. A miscommunica-
tion regarding sandbags. A miscommunication regarding
closing off the bridges to late evacuees.
There's more, such as why the Island EOC disbanded
at 4 p.m. on Friday and everyone that sweated it out at
IEOC spent the night at home in their own beds. The
evacuation order wasn't rescinded until Saturday morn-
ing at 6 a.m.
The point is, it was communication, not cooperation
that was lacking.
Police officials cited problems with people roaming
the streets and drinking in bars after the mandatory evacu-
ation. Oops, no laws to the contrary, although Bradenton
Beach had a 9 p.m. curfew. Still, folks were drinking at
bars there, in Anna Maria and Holmes Beach.
Should they be required to close during a mandatory
Well, stay tuned. That will be discussed at the next
Island Elected Officials meeting, and it was suggested
they invite bar owners for their input.
Think they'll offer to close? Or offer happy hour?
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Business owner will be missed
Willy's Country Market on Bridge Street provided
outstanding sandwiches for local workers and resi-
dents, and also staples for many of us as well. The deli
selection was particularly noteworthy. In a very short
time Willy's became a prominent part of the Bridge
Street Revitalization. The market has now closed. This
service will be missed by us all.
Brenda, the proprietor, was a very special person.
Her friendliness was an attribute which echoed the
positive attitude so typical of the Bridge Street mer-
chants. She supported the Bradenton Beach Business
Association and attended the Bradenton Beach Com-
mission meeting. This is the type of participation that
is essential to our community.
We hope someone will step forward to fulfill the
role-that she played.
We will also watch and see how long it will take
for another business to occupy that location at the
$2,000 per month rental that is now required.
We hope the city appreciates how difficult it is
to replace someone like Brenda who was able to
think above self and to contribute to the greater good
of the community.
Thank you Brenda, we wish you well.
John and Mollie Sandberg, Bradenton Beach
Student thankful for
I would like to send a sincere thanks to Roser
Memorial Community Church and All Island Denomi-
nations for the scholarships they gave me, to assist me
through Emergency Medical Technician Training at
Manatee Technical Institute. Your help is greatly ap-
preciated. Thank you and God bless.
Sarah Dial, Bradenton Beach
Bolt from the pulpit
I moved to Holmes Beach six months ago and al-
ways look forward to your paper each Wednesday. But
I would like to make a comment on something you
wrote in reference to Hurricane Georges.
I have no doubt that my prayers were answered in
finding a home on Anna Maria. It is certainly a slice of
Heaven, but this Island is part of America, isn't it?
Therefore as stated in the Pledge of Allegiance
"one nation under God" and on our money "In God
We Trust," I wonder to which "gods" you refer when
you declare the "gods cooperated" by veering the
I imagine 95 percent of the Islanders who prayed
for us to be spared were directing those prayers to
"God," the Lord. I know you were trying to be po-
litically correct in your term "gods" but with the
obvious blessing that we were exempt from disaster,
I find it not only offensive personally but an insult
to my Father in Heaven.
Whether you retract that statement in print or on
your knees, I highly recommend it. After all, the hur-
ricane season isn't over yet!
Rev. Chris Kline, Holines Beach
Police chief warns against
Once again we have "dodged the bullet" as Hurri-
cane Georges chose to wreak its havoc elsewhere. For
those who left the Island, thank you. The recent evacu-
ation went smoothly. For those of you who chose to
stay, consider yourselves fortunate.
When it comes to hurricane preparations, Manatee
County is in the elite in terms of knowledge. It is our
duty to ensure the safety of all citizens. As we have
seen, hurricanes are unpredictable, and it is far better
to err on the side of caution. Had Georges taken a more
eastern path, life would be far different for us all. Al-
though the recent evacuation was an inconvenience for
many, it certainly beats the alternative of placing so
many in harm's way.
We hope it will be many years before we are threat-
ened by another hurricane. But when the next threat
does occur, we will evacuate again and will require
your cooperation. Please do not be lulled into compla-
cency by our luck to this point. Please continue to heed
warnings given by the National Weather Service and
your local officials. Your life does depend on it.
And finally, to the employees of Holmes Beach,
thank you all for a job very well done.
Jay Romine, Chief of Police. Holmes Beach
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THiSE WERE THE BAYS
Conclusion, A Spy For Uncle Sam
by June Alder
Portly Gen. W.R. Shafter (right) and grizzled, bantam-sized Gen. "Fightin' Joe"
Wheeler commanded the force assembled to invade Cuba in June 1898
Mabel Williams' career as a post
office clerk/spy in the Spanish-American
War of 1898 lasted only a few weeks.
Her undercover work for the U.S. Army
almost ended her engagement to George
Wilhelm Bean of Anna Maria Island.
But everything ended happily for the
couple. They were wed in the spring of
1899 and spent their honeymoon in Ha-
vana, as Mabel tells us in concluding
her 1937 memoir.
By Mabel C. Bean
Everybody knew that my father was
very busy at the Port of Tampa Post Of-
fice and that I was his right-hand man,
as it were, so they thought nothing of
seeing me flying around on my bicycle.
No one suspected that the young girl
pedaling here and there in her trim sailor
suits had any more important mission
than helping her father.
My fiance (Will Bean) was in the
Naval Reserves so I wore the sailor suit
dresses in deference to him and because
they were appropriate for my work and
my bicycle riding.
Though Gen. Shafter (commander
of the expeditionary force) was very
kind to me and praised me for my work,
I did not like to go to his headquarters at
the Tampa Bay Hotel because it was
filled with soldiers and officers and no
women were there. It did seem to be a
bold thing to do in those days.
One day my fiance met me coming
out of the hotel. He was amazed to see
me and quite displeased. He asked me
what in the world I was doing there and
I replied that I was on an errand for my
My father should have "better
sense," he said, than to send a young girl
where there were only military officers
When Gen. Fitzhugh Lee landed at
Port Tampa after the'war en route to
Cuba (to be military governor in Ha-
vana), I rode down to the dock to see
him with a number of my friends.
An officer came up to me and said,
"I want you to be the first one to greet
Gen. Lee." And he escorted me to the
When I shook hands with Gen. Lee
he gave me a sly wink, so perhaps Gen.
Shafter had told him about my secret
service for him.
The next spring I went to Cuba as
a bride and attended the first Memorial
Day exercises; held there. The wreck of
the Maine still remained in Havana har-
bor as a grim reminder of the tragic
catastrophe that had occurred at that
The American women in Cuba
decorated ihe twisted rusty wreck that
had once been a splendid battleship
with flowers and flags and a most im-
pressive service was held in memory of
the Americans who lost their lives in
such a horrible way.
I saw the last of the Spanish sol-
diers leave Havana and witnessed and
took part in many of the activities of the
American army of occupation in Cuba.
Except for the army nurses I believe I
was the only woman, in Florida at least,
who did actual active service in the war
NOTE: Several suspected Spanish
agents were charged with attempting to
poison Tampa's water supply. Whether
Mabel Williams Bean's surreptitious
sleuthing figured in the arrests we'll
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City may govern use of rights of way
By Pat Copeland
Holmes Beach city commissioners have asked
public works, code enforcement and police officials
to develop recommendations for an ordinance gov-
erning use of the city's rights of way.
The question came up several months ago, but
commissioners tabled the issue. It was revived re-
By Paul Roat
With nary a citizen comment, Bradenton
Beach city commissioners unanimously ap-
proved a 1998-99 budget of $1.93 million last
The budget went into effect Oct. 1.
The property tax rate for the current fiscal
year is the same as last year's rate: 2.5508 mills.
A mill is $1 for every $1,000 of assessed prop-
erty value, less any exemptions.
Last year's budget was $1.53 million.
Property taxes in Bradenton Beach this year
are estimated to generate $383,000. Although
the millage rate on real property in Bradenton
Beach is the same as last year, the dollars pro-
duced are slightly higher due to the increase in
According to figures provided by the city,
the tax on a house with a taxable assessed value
of $100,000 would be $258, up from last year's
Increases in other revenue sources sales,
gas, cigarette and other taxes have increased
to bump up total revenue for next year.
The budget also includes a variety of dona-
tions to not-for-profit organizations. Groups re-
cently when commissioners had a request from Dan
Hardy, 8307 Marina Drive, to vacate a right of way.
"A narrow strip of land starts at four feet in
width at his property line and goes to about 16 feet
where it abuts the city right of way," Building In-
spector Bill Saunders explained. "What he would
really like is vacation but we can't do that, so he's
asking for an easement, or, a right to use that strip."
ceiving city funds include the following.
Anna Maria Island Community Center:
Anna Maria Elementary School's World of
Work Program: $6,000.
Solutions To Avoid Red Tide: $500.
Manatee County AIDS Council: $300.
Anna Maria Chamber of Commerce: $250.
Salvation Army: $250.
League of Women Voters: $50.
American Red Cross: $250.
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch: $600.
Highlights of the budget include $15,000 for
improvements to Katie Picrola Sunset Park. 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
increase in garbage rates by about 20 percent.
Public Works Director Buddy Watts said the de-
partment is running in the red and has had to dip
into its reserves, prompting his request to in-
crease garbage fees, the first garbage pickup in-
crease in at least five years.
Rates for single family homes are projected to
increase to $125 per year, up from the current $102.
Saunders said Hardy's driveway has existed on
city right of way and been used by the home's pre-
vious owners for many years. Hardy, who recently
purchased the property, wants to beautify and land-
scape the strip of land.
"If you feel it would be appropriate for safe ac-
cess to allow someone to use a portion of the city
right of way for an extension of a driveway, you can
do it as a policy decision," City Attorney Patricia
Petruff explained. "This would be the kind of use
you might choose to include in a right of way use or-
An ordinance would give the city's building of-
ficials some standards and guidance when residents
make requests of this nature without having to come
to the commission for authorization.
Commissioners asked Hardy to come to the Oc-
tober work session with a plan for the landscaping
and to poll his neighbors about his plan. Commis-
sioners also plan to discuss recommendations on
uses of the rights of way at the work session.
Petruff told officials that residents have increas-
ingly trespassed in the rights of way by constructing
buildings and installing landscaping and irrigation
systems. In drafting an ordinance, commissioners
should consider the impact on street parking, liabil-
ity, safety issues, aesthetics and compensation for
use, she said.
Code Enforcement Officer Walt Wunderlich
said, "Most property owners think that their property
line begins where the roadways ends."
Problems noted are:
Property owners have put landscaping, fences
and structures in the rights of way.
The city has not maintained the rights of way.
Many commercial signs have been installed in
the rights of way.
"If a citizen does not voluntarily comply, we
have no enforcement provision, because it's not in
any of our ordinances," Petruff noted. "We have to
go to county court for a trespass order and that can
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Pe, Pope brilliant in Island Players season opener
By David Futch
Ah, sweet bird of youth.
In the case of Gen. Leon St. P6, the longing for that
sweet bird of youth is misplaced and misguided in the
Island Players season opener "Waltz of the Toreadors."
The demanding part of the general brilliantly
played by 30-year stage veteran John Pope showcases
the officer's desire to hang on to his youth that has long
since slipped away.
Hammering home the theme in Act II is family phy-
sician Dr. Bonfant, the foil played logically and matter-of-
factly by Dick Lawall.
As much to the audience as to a middle-aged Gen. St.
P6, Bonfant points out, "We have all stayed little boys.
Only the little girls grow up."
And the audience nods in agreement to the age-old
proposition, with "Here, here," overheard in whisper, fol-
lowed by chuckles of laughter.
Such is the thrust of the drama first performed by Is-
land Players in their inaugural 1949-50 season.
To commemorate Island Players' 50th season, the
troupe has scheduled five plays each drawn from a differ-
ent decade of the group's existence.
And "Waltz of the Toreadors" by French playwright
Jean Anouilh is timeless theater filled with the witticisms
inherent in a period of history that spawned plays in the
tradition of George Bernard Shaw.
Bluntly put, this play set in 1910 focuses on the eter-
nal struggle between the sexes attempting to hold on to
Not 15 seconds into Waltz and the audience is treated
Jo Kendall and John Pope, as shrewish wife and
philandering husband, bring out the worst in each
other in the second act of" Waltz. Islander Photo:
- or rather mistreated to the whining, off-stage voice
of Gen. St. P6's wife Emily.
Jo Kendall offers up a consummate performance in
the best fashion of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
As St. Pd writes his memoirs in his study, his bed-rid-
den shrew of a wife in the adjacent room nags until he can
stand it no more.
And the only way to tame this shrew is to "shut the
door," St. P6 says.
No sooner has he shut out his wife than his two "ugly
daughters." as he calls them, Sidonia (Ashley Parker) and
Estelle (Krystalyn Fowler),come whining about the need
for new dresses.
St. P6 is surrounded by the physically and emotion-
His only solace is his 17-year relationship with
Ghislaine, a Victorian-era trollop played by calculating
and pompous Susan Vaughn.
There is solace at least until the appearance of Gaston,
St. P6's youthful, naive and chaste secretary, played by
Mike Chevalier (and on alternate nights by Peter
Despite his heartaches, the general understands there
can be no living without women as he points out by say-
ing to young Gaston, "Life without women. What hell."
The play is filled with the needling and battle scars so
prevalent in sour relationships yesterday and today.
If for no other reason, "Waltz" is worth seeing so you
can witness the one-on-one battle between St. P6 and his
wife in Act II, Scene II.
The scene is a doozy, with both P6 and his wife bring-
ing out the worst in each other. Little wonder each sought
comfort in another's arms.
Others who add to the vibrance of "Waltz" include
Karen O'Connor as the first maid and J. Chelsea Blasiak
as the new maid.
Richard Garcia plays Father Ambrose who has a se-
cret that brings the play full circle in the final act.
This is good community theater. Go see "Waltz," if
for no other reason than to see some of yourself in it.
"Waltz" runs through Sunday, Oct. 11. Curtain
times are 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 2 p.m.
on Sunday. Tickets are $12 and the box office opens
one hour before each performance. The theater is lo-
cated at 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Phone 778-
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Mayor seeks comment on
two paving projects
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore asked that
residents comment on paving projects slated for Har-
bor Lane and 39th Street. At the present time neither
street is paved.
"For many years, citizens have requested that the
two streets be paved," Whitmore said. "I want to be
sure, because we may have to remove some trees and
residents may have to give up some right of way for the
Both streets have been surveyed for the project and
engineers are currently designing drainage, Whitmore
Call city hall at 778-2221 or public works at 778-
6663 to comment.
The Holmes Beach Parks and Beautification Board
is seeking new members. The group meets the first
Wednesday of every month in city hall.
The group's main projects are Adopt an Island, in
which residents landscape and care for traffic islands
throughout the city; Gateway to Holmes Beach, which
includes the landscaping of Gulf Drive from the Anna
Maria Bridge to the traffic light at East Bay Drive; and
beautifying the Island Shopping Center.
Call city hall at 778-2221 to volunteer.
Meatloaf dinner Saturday
St. Bernard Catholic Church has food for the body
and for the spirit coming up: a meatloaf dinner Satur-
day, Oct. 10, and the first of Monday night "Continu-
ing Education for Adults," Oct. 12.
The dinner will be from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church,
248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach, for the benefit of
church youth. Service is $5 for adults, $2 for children
under 12. Further information is available at 778-3509
The education program will run every Monday
through March, 1999, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the church.
Its aim is "to refresh your knowledge of the church,"
with such topics as Canon Law, Holy Scripture, Social
Issues, Annulments and Genetic Engineering. For fur-
ther information, call 778-4769.
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The October schedule of events has been an-
nounced by the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach:
Monday all month, a veterans' service officer will
be at the library to interviews veterans from 1 to 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 13, Friends Focus on Florida series
features Capt. Robert Dell, Panama Canal pilot, from
3 to 4 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 14, Friends Book Club at 10:30
a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, Preschool Storytime, 7 p.m.
Thursday and Friday, Oct. 22 and 23, American
Association of Retired Persons, 55-Alive program,
12:30 to 4:30 p.m., with registration required.
Saturday, Oct. 17, Holmes Beach Civic Associa-
tion, 10:15 a.m.
Cafe on the Beach
decision delayed to Oct. 20
The Manatee County Commission opted to hold
off contract revisions for Cafe on the Beach operators
until Oct. 20.
Dee Percifield and Gene Schaefer, co-operators of
the popular restaurant at the Manatee Public Beach in
Holmes Beach and a concession stand at Coquina
Beach, have fallen in arrears in payments to the county.
Total due for July, August, September and October is
$69,431, according to county staff.
The pair lease the two sites from the county. They
cite bad weather conditions and other ills in causing
their back payment delays. Percifield has said she
would like to continue to operate the restaurants but
only if a renegotiation of payment can be reached.
County staff have said the county can legally ter-
minate the contracts with the restaurateurs with a 30-
day notice, but the rebidding and re-opening of the res-
taurants would take upwards of six months with no
revenue coming into county coffers for that length of
County Commissioner Joe McClash said he fa-
vored a two-week delay in order to review the revenue
projections of the restaurants. Other commissioners
Involve yourself in
All members and persons interested in applying for
membership in the Cortez Community Center can do
so at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 4517 123 St. Court,
The 1998 annual meeting will include election of
officers and board members along with a report on the
new funding contract with Manatee County. An over-
view of the financial statement and suggestions for
fundraisers will also be on the agenda.
All meetings are open to the general public. For
more information, call Mary Green at 756-3784.
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at Island Museum
A variety of cleverly illustrated children's books
and related puzzles can be found in the new Children's
Corner of the Anna Maria Island Historical Museum,
402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
Other activities for children include a scavenger
hunt among the many artifacts in the museum, a sand-
box full of deep-sea treasures, turtle, fish and rattle-
snake exhibits. Shells, fossils and sharks teeth from
Island beaches can be viewed also.
Families are encourage to visit the museum to-
gether as there are many things to interest every age.
The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday
through Thursday, and on Saturday. For more informa-
tion, call 778-0492.
at Island Baptist
Evangelist Jim Ponder and his singer-partner Joe
Atkinson will lead a series of services at Island Baptist
Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria City, it was an-
nounced by the Rev. Jim Meena, pastor.
They will lead the morning service at 11 a.m. Sun-
day, Oct. 11, and four services at 7 p.m. Sunday
through Wednesday, Oct. 14.
A veteran of more than 900 crusades, revivals and
conferences, Ponder has been pastor of churches in
Texas and Illinois and is author of five books. He and
his wife Joyce live in Orlando. Atkinson ranges
through three octaves in his gospel singing.
Further information may be obtained at 778-0719.
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The Island Players
mance of "Waltz of
the Toreadors" in
honor of the
season. The pro-
duction is a repeat
from the first
tion in 1949-50.
Roger Lee Albritton
Roger Lee Albritton Sr., 75, of Bradenton, died
Oct. 1 at home.
Mr. Albritton was a native of Manatee County. He
owned Bay View Cleaners and Laundry of Bradenton,
Suncoast Motel and Schollfield Realty Co. He was a
broker and salesman.
He was an ordained minister and deacon at Mana-
tee Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Navy during
World War II. He was member of the U.S. Coast Guard
Auxiliary Flotilla No. 81; past commander 1972, 1980,
and 1981; chaplain; and taught safe boating courses. He
was past president and state vice president of the
Bradenton Jaycees. He was a member of Manatee Re-
altors Association. He was a member of Manatee
Shannon Funeral Home, Bradenton, is in charge of
arrangements. Service was held Oct. 5 at Manatee Bap-
tist Church, Bradenton. Burial was at Friendship Bap-
tist Cemetery, Sarasota. Memorial contributions may
be made to Manatee Baptist Church, 1501 Seventh
Ave. E., Bradenton, FL 34208, or USCG Auxiliary
Flotilla No. 81 Building Fund, 600 Manatee Ave., No.
140, Holmes Beach, FL 34217.
He is survived by a daughter, Ovedia Santos of
Ventura, Calif.; a son, Roger Lee Jr. of Tampa; two
sisters, Elizabeth Bixler of Sarasota and Inez Raines of
Jacksonville; two brothers, James of Sarasota and
Donald of Bainbridge, Ga.; and two grandchildren.
Paul J. Baker
Paul J. Baker, 53, of Holmes Beach, died Oct. 1 at
Service will be 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, at
Bayfront Park, North Bay Boulevard, Anna Maria,
with the Rev. John Cunningham officiating. National
Cremation Society is in charge of arrangements. Me-
morial contributions may be made to American Cancer
Society, 4806 26th St. W., Bradenton, FL 34207, or the
American Heart Association, 5899 Whitfield Ave.,
Suite 200, Sarasota, FL 34243.
Born in Cincinnati, Mr. Baker moved to Manatee
County from Ohio in 1972. He was a cook at the Anna
Maria City Pier. He was a captain in the U.S. Army. He
attended Church of Christ.
He is survived by his wife, Susan; three daughters,
Paula, Kerstin, and Cherri, all of Ohio; a son, Ronald
"Ronnie"James, of Holmes Beach; a brother, Bill, of
Texas; and six grandchildren.
Herbert Ditzel III
Herbert Ditzel III, son of Anna Maria Islanders and
a lifelong champion of children everywhere, died Sept.
3 in Newark, N.J., at age 44.
Mr. Ditzel survived cancer as a child and devoted
his life to helping children. He was instrumental in rais-
ing $1 million worth of medical supplies to children in
the former Yugoslavia through Project HOPE, then
another $17 million worth of supplies to children's
Born in Plainfield, N.J., and a graduate of Cranford
High School, he was a former Star-Ledger reporter and
public information officer for Union County, New Jersey.
Union County's new employee day care center in
Elizabeth will be named for him.
Surviving are his parents, Herbert Jr. and Audrey
Ditzel of Anna Maria City; a sister, Carol Burke; and
a brother, Darren Ditzel.
J. Myres Guilford
J. Myres Guilford, 66, of Anna Maria Island, died
Saturday, Oct. 3, at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center,
He was born in Lakeland, Fla., and had enjoyed re-
tirement on Anna Maria Island for 14 years.
Memorial services were held at the chapel of First
United Methodist Church of Lakeland. Memorials may
be made to the Anna Maria Island Community Center,
P.O. Box 253, Anna Maria, FL 34216.
He is survived by his wife Nancy Guilford; sons,
Jay of Raleigh, N.C. and Jim of Tampa; daughter Vir-
ginia Wolfe of Valrico: a sister, Ann Miller, of Talla-
hassee; and four grandchildren.
Thomas Kennedy. 61, of Holmes Beach, died Oct.
4 at home.
Mr. Kennedy was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and
came to Manatee County from Bethpage. N.Y., in
1992. He was the owner of Kennedy's Limo Service.
He attended St. Bernard Catholic Church. He served in
the U.S. Marine Corp and was a member of American
Legion Post 24 in Bradenton.
There will be no local services. Burial will be at the
Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, Long Island,
N.Y. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Island Chapel, is in
charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may
be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand
Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238.
He is survived by his wife, Pat Kennedy of Holmes
Beach; two daughters, Annmarie Kennedy of
Bradenton, and Maryellen Andrews of Bethpage, N.Y.;
two sons, Timothy Kennedy and Thomas Kennedy,
both of New York; one sister, Maureen Kennedy of
Patchogue, N.Y.; one brother, James Kennedy of Dear
Park, N.Y.; and three grandchildren.
Anthony Michael Zeppi
Anthony Michael Zeppi. 66, of Holmes Beach,
died Oct. 3 in Bradenton.
A funeral liturgy was scheduled for 11 a.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 7, at St. Bernard Catholic Church,
248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Burial will be in
Sarasota Park. Toale Brothers Funeral Home,
Bradenton, is in charge of arrangements. Memorial
contributions may be made to the Bradenton Yacht
Club Youth Sailing Program, 4307 Sncad Island. Pal-
metto, FL 34221.
Born in Chicago, Mr. Zeppi moved to Manatee
County from Lansing, Mich., in 1977. He was the
owner of Anthony's Cooling-Heating-Refrigeration
Inc. in Bradenton. He attended St. Bernard Catholic
Church. He was a past fleet captain of the Bradenton
Yacht Club, a member of Manasota Air Conditioning
Contractor Association and a member of the Executive
Network of Bradenton. He served in the U.S. Air Force
during the Korean War.
He is survived by his wife, Marian; one daughter,
Valerie Newton, of Rochelle, Ill.; two sons, Michael
Anthony and Kirk Nicholas, both of Bradenton Beach;
one sister, Annette Susnis, of Oak Forest, Ill.; and three
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Flu shots at Center
Oct. 9, 10
Professionals from the Manatee County Health
Department will offer flu shots at the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria, two days in early October.
Shots will be available from 7:30 a.m. to noon
Friday, Oct. 9, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday,
Oct. 10. The shots will cost $7, but those providing
proof of Medicare coverage will not be charged.
Pneumonia shots will also be available for $22.
For additional information, call the Health Depart-
ment at 748-0747, Ext. 1347.
Roser Guild to hear
Kurt Lathrop, 13-year veteran of the West Side
Fire District, will speak at a meeting of the Womans
Guild of Roser Memorial Community Church when it
meets Tuesday, Oct. 13 at noon.
The fireman will bring members up to date on fire
protection at home and other issues for self-protection.
The meeting will be at the church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna
Off Stage Ladies
Off Stage Ladies, support group of the Island
Players, will have its first meeting at 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 14, at the Seafood Shack, 4110
127th St. W., Cortez.
The group will celebrate the 50th anniversary of
the Island Players. The directors will promote this
For reservations, call Ruth Stevens at 794-2188.
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A full slate of new programs for children and
adults is scheduled to begin during the month of Oc-
tober at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
Karate with Sensei Frank Koelbl, third dan
black belt, will be offered to all ages on Tuesday
and Thursday evenings starting Oct. 13. Class for
boys and girls ages 5 through 12 years will be held
from 6 to 7 p.m. Instruction for ages ages 13
through adult will run from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. Class
fees will be $3.50 for children and $5 for adults.
Island artist and art teacher Debbie Gallery will
return with an all-media art studio for adults in be-
ginning to advanced levels from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Monday beginning Oct. 12. Students should bring
supplies in the medium of their choice (watercolor,
acrylic, oil) for this six-week creative venture. The
fee will be $48 through Nov. 17.
Gallery will also offer weaving for ages 8 years
though adult from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday starting
Oct. 21. Instruction will include a variety of fibers
and materials. The fee for six sessions will be $36,
supplies not included. For more information, call
Gallery at 778-9244.
Professional writer and photographer Diana
Milesko will resume two writing classes for adults
on Friday beginning Oct. 23 and running in four-
week sessions until Christmas. "Writing To Be
Read," offering instruction in structure, creativity
and control for personal and professional expres-
sion, will be held from 10 to 11 a.m.
In "A Flavor of Florida Writers" from 11:15
a.m. to 12:15 p.m.. Milesko will guide participants
"Developing Capable People." a five-session
course for adults designed to increase the quality of life
in families, schools and organizations, will be offered
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. 407 Mag-
nolia Ave., Anna Maria, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday
beginning Oct. 13. Advance registration is necessary.
This workshop is a valuable resource for parents,
teachers, volunteers and professionals involved in help-
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in the reading and discussion of a selection of
Florida fiction and non-fiction writers. The four-
week fee for either class will be $16 for Center
members or $20 for non-members.
Regular aerobics with Tanya Slack will run
from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday starting Oct. 14 at
a cost of $3 per class for members and $4 for non-
members. Slack also offers one-hour classes in
gentle aerobics at the same cost at 10:30 a.m.
Monday and 9 a.m. Friday. Her line dancing
class ($2/$3) runs from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesdays.
Other ongoing classes
Yoga with instructor Linda Cohen is offered
from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday at $8 per class for
members or $10 for non-members. Cohen is in-
terested in hearing from those interested in an
evening session. Call 778-5460.
Michelle Fouts, 955-8184, has resumed her
Tai Chi Chuan class from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Mon-
days. The cost is $5.50 per class for members or
$6.25 for non-members.
Quigong with teacher Roy Bellas, 383-3041,
was started at the Center earlier this month. A
Chinese system of self-care combining move-
ment, meditation and breath regulation, Quigong
can enhance energy and circulation for the
healthy and the ill. The fee is $2 per class for
members and $3 for non-members.
For brochures on these and-other activities,
stop by the Center at 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria, or call 778-1908.
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Shirley D. Romberger, marriage and family thera-
pist with the Center's Family Foundations Resource
Program, will facilitate.
The fee for the course will be $10 per person in-
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Manatee county students can begin making plans
for the 14th annual Manatee County History Fair from
Nov. 18 to 20, at the Manatee Convention and Civic
Center, One Haben Blvd., Palmetto.
Students may submit papers, exhibit displays,
media and video presentations, or performances on
historical topics in the categories of Manatee County,
Florida, American, or World Histories.
Any fourth through 12th grade student in Manatee
County is eligible to participate. Students may enter as
individuals or groups of up to five students. Prizes are
awarded in all categories with plaques for the Anna
Maria Island category donated by history fair sponsor
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The pre-registration deadline is Friday, Nov. 6. For
more information, students may contact their Social
Studies teacher or call 749-7165.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 OCTOBER 7, 1998 0 PAGE 13 jr
And the winners are
Christopher Taylor and Alyssum Beard of Holmes
Beach are the recipients of
the Anna Maria Island
Rotary Club's 1998 scholar-
ship award. President
PF" "Michael Advocate and
Debbie Walton, chairperson
of the scholarship committee,
present Alyssum Beard with
her scholarship check. Beard
is attending Manatee
Community College major-
ing in elementary education. Taylor
Christopher Taylor is
attending Samford University in Birmingham, Ala., and
is majoring in music education. Islander Photo.
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First event of program
The Friends of the Island Branch Library invite the
public to attend the first event of their 1998-99 Program
Series at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
Captain Robert Dell Sr., a Panama Canal pilot, will
speak at the program. Dell, who graduated from the
U.S. Naval War College, has been employed by the
Panama Canal Commission for 21 years. His talk will
provide an overview of canal operations.
The free program will have limited seating. There
are 75 free tickets available which must be picked up
at the circulation desk prior to the program. There is a
limit of two tickets per person.
For more information, call 778-6341.
'Art Alive' works
due on Longboat
Art works for the "Art Alive" show will be re-
ceived Oct. 12 and 13 at the Longboat Key Center for
the Arts, 6860 Longboat Drive S. They will be juried
Oct. 14 by Ken Rollins and displayed and on sale Oct.
"Art Alive." a partnership between the art center
and the Wellness Community of Southwest Florida, is
sponsored by the.Selby Foundation. It will handle do-
nated and commissioned art to benefit the center and
its partner. The show will be open to all artists, particu-
larly those impacted by cancer, said the center's direc-
tor, Beth Cunningham.
Artists Leona Sherwood, Virginia Hoffman, Helen
Lucas, Antonio Carrefio and Leslie Lerner will donate
works to be auctioned at a buffet dinner Nov. 5 from
5 to 7 p.m. at the center. Colony Beach and Tennis
Resort is providing the dinner, a $75-a-plate benefit
affair. In addition, cartoonists Mike Peters of "Mother
Goose and Grimm" and Chris Browne of "Hagar the
Horrible" have donated art.
Along with this show will be the Manatee
Audubon Society exhibit in the Glen Members Gallery
and the Art Center Faculty exhibit in the lobby, said
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Farewell to Flotilla 81's home
The last division meeting was held at the historic Flotilla 81 building. The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliay',
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Sarasota and Nokomis. There are also opportu-
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The Island Branch Library is sponsoring an AARP
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p.m. Thursday and Friday, Oct. 22 and 23.
The Longboat Key Police Department is sponsor-
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Sept. 29, theft of a Manatee County animal trap
valued at $40, Coquina Bayside.
Sept. 30, strong-armed robbery, 300 block of
Church Avenue. The victim said he was drinking beer at
the Drift Inn, then bought a six-pack of beer and walked
north on Church Avenue. He said three suspects were
walking south on Church Avenue and after he made a
comment to them, they battered him and robbed him of the
beer, prescription glasses valued at $200, a checkbook and
his wallet containing identification, three credit cards and
$30 in cash.
The victim walked home and called police about 20
minutes later. The officer observed bruises and minor cuts
on the victim's face and hands. The officer said the vic-
tim was a little intoxicated and was unable to give an ac-
curate description of the suspects and the location of the
The officer spoke to the guard at the Bradenton Beach
Marina who said the suspects tried to gain access to the
marina, which he denied. He said they were intoxicated
and said they just arrived from Ohio. He gave the follow-
Suspect 1 Hispanic male, 19 years old, 5 feet 3
inches tall, heavy set, wearing a white T-shirt and dark
shorts with a white sheet wrapped around his head.
Suspect 2 White male, 19 years old, 5 feet 10
inches tall, medium build, short kinky blonde hair, pug
nose, wearing tan shorts and no shirt.
Suspect 3 white male, 19 years old, 5 feet 10
inches tall, medium build, shoulder-length straight brown
hair, wearing a white T-shirt and dark pants with no shoes.
Sept. 14, grand theft, assist sheriff's office, 3007
Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn. The officer heard a report on his
radio about a suspect in a stolen vehicle traveling toward
the Island. The officer observed the vehicle and checked
the tag, which showed it was not stolen. The driver pulled
into the Anchor Inn parking lot.
The officer pulled off the roadway and citing a "gut
feeling" about the vehicle and the driver, called the Mana-
tee County sheriff's office for more information. A
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and had broken into his neighbor's house and stolen
money, keys and the vehicle.
The officer returned to the Anchor Inn but the vehicle
was gone. The officer said he felt the suspect would return
and when he checked later, he found the vehicle parked
behind the bar and the suspect passed out on the ground.
The suspect was dressed as described. The officer awoke
him and placed him in custody.
Sept. 15, suspicious, 100 73rd St., Coconuts Resort.
The complainant reported $1,500 in jewelry was missing.
Sept. 18, suspicious, 300 block of 74th Street. The
complainant reported a suspicious subject was walking
around the residence. A patrol request was issued.
Sept, 18, harassing phone calls, 200 block of 72nd
Street. The victim reported the suspect was calling and
harassing her. The suspect called while the officer was
taking the report. The officer said he told the suspect to
stop calling and when he refused, the officer learned his
location and placed him in custody.
Sept. 18, found property a bicycle, 300 block of
Sept. 20, trespass, 4700 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria
Elementary School. The complainant reported juveniles
playing around the school. The officer questioned the ju-
veniles, who said they were on the roof playing hide and
seek. The officer advised them they were trespassing and
sent them home.
Sept. 20, theft, 6400 block of Gulf Drive. The com-
plainant reported that his wife returned home from a trip
and found jewelry valued at $12,900 missing.
Sept. 20, suspicious, 200 block of 84th Street. The
victim reported an unknown person removed a laptop
computer valued at $400.
Sept. 21, theft of a fire extinguisher valued at $87,
100 block of White.
Sept. 21, found property a canoe, 500 block of
70th Street in the canal.
Sept. 21, disturbance, 5300 block of Marina Drive,
parking lot. The officer reported the subject was yelling
and causing a disturbance while arguing with the com-
plainant on the pay phone. The officer advised the subject
to be calm and the subject apologized for his behavior.
Sept. 23, suspicious, 5300 block of Sunrise Lane.
The complainant reported a subject driving a black vehicle
followed his daughters as they were walking home. The
subject was not found.
Sept. 23, burglary, 5626 Gulf Drive, Harrington
House. The victim reported an unknown person removed
a 35-mm camera and lens valued at $300 and four
traveler's checks valued at $400 from the room.
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Sept. 23, burglary, 6306 Gulf Drive, Blue Water
Resort. The victim reported an unknown person removed
$100 in cash, two credit cards and a camcorder valued at
$1,000 from the room.
Sept. 23, burglary, 100 73rd St., Coconuts Resort.
The victim reported an unknown person rifled through
unlocked suitcases and removed a locked suitcase valued
at $50, containing clothes and toiletries valued at $350.
The suitcase was found Sept. 29 behind a dumpster in the
5800 block of Gulf Drive. The victim identified the items
which were released to her.
Sept. 25, theft of a GPS and fishing poles from a
boat, 6800 block of Marina Drive.
Sept. 27, lost property a change purse and credit
cards, 72nd Street beach.
Sept. 27, domestic battery, 100 block of 29th Street.
The victim reported he and the suspect were arguing over
keys and the suspect slapped him across the face. The
suspect was located and placed in custody.
Sept. 28, suspicious, 200 block of Haverkos Court.
The victim reported an unknown person attempted to en-
ter the residence by prying open a sliding glass door.
Sept. 28, assist sheriffs office, 2300 block of Gulf
Drive. The officer was advised by the Manatee County
sheriff's office that a stolen vehicle was parked in the
driveway and that the suspect should be inside the resi-
dence. The officer found the vehicle in the driveway but
the residence was unoccupied. The sheriffs office con-
tacted the owner to retrieve the vehicle.
Sept. 29, burglary, 2900 block of 59th Street. The
victim reported an unknown person entered the residence
and removed two guns valued at $1,485 and a circular saw
valued at $200.
Oct. 1, found property, 5400 block of Gulf Drive on
the beach. The complainant reported a large sailboat
washed ashore. The officer checked and found the boat
was registered to a subject in Islamorada, Fla. The officer
notified the Coast Guard.
Oct. 1, found property a bicycle, 5200 block of
Gulf Drive on the beach.
Oct. 1, fraud, 5324 Gulf Drive, First National Bank
of Manatee. The complainant reported he received his
bank statement and found five checks drawn on his ac-
count that he didn't write.
Oct. 1, theft, 3248 East Bay Drive, Walgrlens. The
complainant reported she observed the suspect put a bottle
of lotion in her purse, which she was carrying in a shop-
ping basket. She said she confronted the suspect who took
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Patrol keeps watch over Holmes Beach waters
By Pat Copeland
It's anchors aweigh for the Holmes Beach Police
Department as its marine patrol boat becomes a familiar
sight in local waters.
Called the Holmes Beach Navy by some wags, the
marine patrol has operated on a full-time basis for nearly
a year. That's about 25 to 30 hours per week on the wa-
ter for the department's marine patrol officer, Andy Glenn.
"Our marine patrol started in 1990 on a part-time
basis as manpower and equipment allowed," explained
Chief Jay Romine. "The boat, which had been donated to
the department, was not well suited to the area and access
to some places was difficult."
In 1996, Romine applied for a grant from the West
Coast Inland Navigation District for a boat and trailer. The
city was awarded the grant of $16,189 in December 1996
and the marine patrol continued on a part-time basis due
to manpower constraints.
"Last budget year I requested a full-time marine pa-
trol officer, because the only complaint I had received
from citizens was that they did not see the boat in the water
enough," Romine continued. "It was approved quasi-full-
time, because the marine patrol officer must also cover for
vacation, sick and training time for the other officers."
Glenn is well-suited to his job as marine patrol officer.
He grew up in Sarasota and was a search and rescue swim-
mer in the U.S. Navy for two years. After he left the ser-
vice he owned a mechanic shop for eight years, servicing
STREETLIFE, FROM PAGE 18
down and left the store. The complainant checked the
purse and found it contained only items that belonged to
the store including two candles valued at $9.98 and four
bottles of lotion valued at $25.96.
Oct. 1, domestic battery, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee
County Public Beach. The victim reported she and the
suspect had a fight and she left for work. She said the sus-
pect followed her and bumped her vehicle with his vehicle
twice. She said she pulled into the public beach to call
police and the suspect pushed her down twice and left the
area. The officer contacted the suspect and asked him to
come to the police department for questioning. He said the
suspect admitted the battery and was placed in custody.
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Then it was back to the water for Glenn. He moved
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a commercial diver. He also became a diver medic, the
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"We were hired by diving companies and worked in
the Gulf of Mexico and in Louisiana rivers," he explained.
"We laid natural gas pipelines, repaired oil rigs, and set up
rigs on concrete pads. It wasn't very glamorous work."
Glenn said he decided to find another line of work
after a friend got killed on the job. Through a friend he
became interested in law enforcement and graduated from
the police academy at Manatee VoTec in 1996. He joined
the Holmes Beach Police Department the same year and
became the full-time marine patrol officer in October
"The purpose of marine patrol is to have a law en-
forcement presence on the water." he noted. "Some of the
things I deal with are personal watercraft violations, reck-
less and careless boating, violation of no-wake zones and
operating under the influence."
Determining that drivers are under the influence is
different in the water than on land, Glenn pointed out.
"You can't watch their driving habits like you can on
the road," he said. "You have to watch their conduct and
you can do performance evaluations. You can take them
back to the dock for more tests, if you feel that's neces-
sary. If it's a really bad situation, you can arrest them."
For training, Glenn rode with the Florida Marine Pa-
trol and the Longboat Marine Unit and studied applicable
local codes and state and federal statutes.
"Stopping procedures are different and the statutes are
different for boats," he noted. "You have to get heads up
on the laws that are used the most and learn how to inter-
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Holmes Beach Marine Patrol
SOfficer Andy Glenn prepares to
launch the police boat from the
63rd Street boat ramp. The boat
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District. Islander Photo:
Glenn must enforce city codes that apply to water-
ways, docks, moorings, beaches, boat parking, no wake
zones and live-aboard vessels. However, the bulk of the
enforcement is of state statutes, for example, DUI and
"Marine patrol officers are also cross-designated as
customs officers," he said. "If law enforcement gets a tip
about drugs coming into the area, we are called because
we know the local waters."
Glenn performs complimentary marine inspections at
dockside or on the water. These include checking for
mandatory equipment such as life jackets, flares and fire
He gives written or verbal warnings for infractions
and issues citations to those with three or more warnings.
Any non-criminal violation is subject to a $55 fine.
Because of his experience as a mechanic, Glenn saves
the city money by performing all the routine maintenance
on the boat. He also serves as the department's defensive
The department also has an all terrain vehicle, pur-
chased with a grant from the Florida Department of Com-
munity Affairs, Romine noted. The $7,470 grant provides
for the ATV, trailer, safety equipment and overtime funds
for its operation.
"Operation of the ATV is based on the availability of
manpower and the need." Romine said. "We use it to pa-
trol the public beaches and beach parking lots. It can get
to so many more areas than a patrol car. It's a great visual
At one time the department had a personal watercraft
for additional marine patrol, but the city has less need for
it because of the boat, Romine said. Personal watercraft
are loaned to the city at no cost through the Kawasaki
Public Safety/Law Enforcement Program.
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that was ...
By Kevin P Cassidy
Bealls wins battle of
The feature soccer game of the week was
Thursday's Division II match between unbeaten Mr.
Bones and Bealls. With Mr. Bone's Daniel Miller
and Beall's Sean Pittman two of the leading scor-
ers in Division II expectations were there for a
high-scoring shoot-out. This game would decide
early bragging rights but the high scoring wasn't
meant to be as the game turned into a defensive
struggle where neither star player managed to score
in what ended in favor of Bealls, 1-0.
The action was end to end but both teams'"de-
fense came up with defensive tackles or saves by the
goalie to thwart any offensive pushes.
Bealls scored the game winner when Pittman
beat the defender down the right wing before pass-
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Mr. Bones goalie Bryan Pocino for the only goal of
Standouts for Bealls included Pittman, Braxton,
Nick Sato and Nick Smith. Defensive stalwarts were
Tyler Schneerer, Ian Douglas and Sean Price.
Defensive standouts for Mr. Bones were central
mid-fielder Chris Klotz, sweeper Stephen Faasse and
Bryan Pocino in goal. Offensive standouts were
Miller, Nick Taylor, Kate Gazzo and Mikey
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Four minutes later, Jill Pritchard gave Island
Animal Clinic a 2-0 lead when she took a pass from
Krauss on the left wing, cut inside of the defender
and ripped a shot into the upper right corner of the
Island Pest Control finally cut into the Island
Animal Clinic lead when Blake Tyre got loose on a
breakaway to make the score 2-1 going into half
time. Island Animal Clinic extended their lead early
in the second half when Krauss scored the first of his
two goals on a pass from Miller making the score 3-
Miller tallied a goal early in the second half
while Krauss scored another to finish out the scor-
ing for Island Animal Clinic, which could have had
several more goals were it not for the spectacular
play of Island Animal Clinic goalie Kelsey
Bachman. Bachman stoned Krauss and Van Andel
twice on successive one-on-one opportunities and
made nice stops on other scoring chances as well.
Leading the way for Island Animal Clinic were
Krauss, Miller and Jill Pritchard who played stellar
defense in addition to scoring a goal. Island Pest
Control stars were Roberts, Spicer, Tyre and
Bachman in goal who almost single handedly kept
her team in the game.
That's all of the reports I managed to collect for
this week. If coaches and parents want to read about
their teams, I implore you to fill out the soccer re-
porting form and turn it back into the Center office
so I can collect them.
I would love to catch every game played but my
wife won't let me, so please fill out the forms.
Upcoming IFC action
The Island Football Club's youth teams get un-
derway this Saturday with the U-10 team taking on
Westside United at 3:30 p.m. at G.T. Bray and the U-
14 team travels out to Buffalo Creek for an 8:30 a.m.
game against Sarasota 423. Meanwhile the U-12
team plays a 1:45 p.m. game on Sunday at Buffalo
Creek against Manatee North River.
The IFC adult team finally has an 11 a.m. home
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Anna Maria Island Community
Center soccer schedule
Division 1 (11- to 13-year-olds)
All games begin at 7:30 p.m.
LaPensee Plumbing vs. Handy Trac Systems
Island Real Estate vs. Island Pest Control
Ben Webb Landscaping vs. Handy Trac Systems
Island Animal Clinic vs. Ben Webb Landscaping
Island Pest Control vs. LaPensee Plumbing
Island Real Estate vs. Handy Trac Systems
2 (8- to 10-year-olds)
Longboat Observer vs. B&M. Cooling at 6 p.m.
West Coast Cooling vs. Jessie's Island Store at 5:30 p.m.
Mr. Bones vs. Air & Energy at 6:30 p.m.
H.E. Inc. vs. Longboat Observer at 6 p.m.
Beall's Outlet vs. West Coast Cooling at 6 p.m.
Jessie's Island Store vs. B&M Cooling at 6 p.m.
Mr. Bones vs. Longboat Observer at 5:30 p.m.
Air & Energy vs. B&M Cooling at 6:30 p.m.
3 (5- to 7-year-olds)
Galati Marine vs. H.B. Mini Storage at 6 p.m.
Oden Hardy Construction vs. Harry's Continental Kitchens at 7 p.m.
Oden Hardy Construction vs. Beach Bistro at 6 p.m.
Palm Tree Villas vs. Bridge St. Pier & Cafe at 7 p.m.
game against Largo Budweiser at G.T. Bray in
Bradenton. Come on out and support the home team
as they go for win number two.
I would like to take a moment to mention all of
the sponsors of this year's IFC youth and adult pro-
grams. Without the generosity of these area busi-
nesses, none of these teams would be playing.
Supporting the U-10 team is the Beach Bistro
owned by Sean Murphy. Sponsoring the U-12 team
for the second year in a row is Palma Sola Animal
Clinic owned and operated by Bill Bystrom.
The U-14 team has a couple of sponsors, neither
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The adult team has a new sponsor in O'Hara's
Restaurant in Bradenton and the corporate sponsor
for all teams in the IFC is The Islander Bystander. I
want to again thank all of the area businesses for
their community spirit and generosity for helping to
provide an opportunity for the youth of the Island to
play a more competitive brand of soccer.
If you have sports news to report or need infor-
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Eco handbook tells all about nature protection
All of us like to think we are environmentalists. We
care about manatees, we worry about endangered sea
turtles and we help injured sea birds tangled in fishing
But there's more we can do, and a nifty book by the
Florida Department of Environmental Protection and
Keep Florida Beautiful points out some of the every-
day steps that can protect the environment and safe us
a few bucks, too.
"The Environmental Citizenship Handbook" is full
of facts and figures of how to help Mother Nature
along. There isn't a lot of stuff that we haven't heard
before chronicled in the 48-page publication, as the
book readily admits, but a refresher course in Eco 101
Years ago somebody told me that water is the
single greatest limiting factor to growth in Florida.
Although we are literally surrounded by water, there
isn't very much of it that's drinkable, and potable wa-
ter is one of Florida's most valuable commodities.
Unfortunately, those eight glasses of water we're
supposed to drink a day is just part of the overall po-
table water use we go through daily. For example, ev-
ery toilet that flushes uses about six gallons of water -
or about 12,000 gallons of water per person every year.
If your toilet has a tendency to run after it's flushed,
you can go through 60,000 gallons of water a year.
To cut down on that potable toilet total, put a clean
half-gallon plastic jug in your toilet tank, away from the
valves. Everything will flush just fine, and you'll save
a bunch of water.
Another water waster is old-style, regular flow
showerheads, which use about seven gallons of water
a minute. Low-flow showerheads cut that water use by
about half, and the chances are good you won't even
notice the difference in water pressure.
Having that bright green grass in your front yard
also takes a ton of water. Most of us tend to overwater;
to keep grass green only requires watering once every
three to five days. Be sure to irrigate in the cool part of
the day, and make sure you aren't watering your drive-
way or the street.
I've tried and tried and I still can't figure out why
people keep littering.
One of the saddest sights on Anna Maria Island
takes place early every Monday morning at Coquina
Beach. A crew of prisoners is deployed there to collect
the trash and litter that's left by errant beachgoers, and
the score or so of workers have to spend several hours
collecting the cans, bottles, plastic and paper that some-
body was too lazy to put in a trash can.
The folks at Keep America Beautiful have done
surveys and studies on litter, with findings that
people litter because they don't have a sense of own-
ership and they believe it's somebody else's respon-
sibility to clean up after them. Litter also attracts
more litter, so once a place is trashed it will become
How much extra work does it take to pick up your
trash after a day at the beach?
There's more, too
"The Environmental Citizen Handbook" is avail-
able at city halls and libraries on the Island. It's worth
Hurricane Georges redux
For any of you hardcore weather junkies with ac-
cess to the Internet, here are a couple sites of interest
for the next hurricane.
The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric
Administration has a website, noaa.com, that provides
real-time weather conditions on sea buoys in the Gulf
of Mexico and Caribbean Sea. Just get the NOAA site,
then go to weather conditions and pinpoint the buoy
Another weather wonder is offered by the Fed-
eral Emergency Management Agency. The website,
fema.gov, offers not only storm track of hurricanes
but also a discussion section where meteorologists
explain what the computer models indicate for storm
direction, strength, potential for shifting and all that
What I liked about the FEMA discussion were
some pretty obvious differences of opinion by the folks
who were doing the computer track modeling during
At one point, the author of the discussion said
something along the order of, "Well, I guess we need
to issue hurricane warnings for the Florida Keys and
South Florida, but the only reason we're doing it is
because there's a hurricane over Cuba, because that
sucker isn't going anywhere for at least 12 hours."
The hurricane discussion site is updated four times
British researchers have developed a "cardboard
aluminum can" that one day could hold your favorite
carbonated beverage. The container is made of four
pieces of thin cardboard that overlap at 90 degree
angles with a very thin layer of aluminum on the inte-
rior to make the "can" airtight. The new vessels are
supposed to be cheaper and more recyclable than tra-
ditional beverage containers.
By Chief B.P. Huff
Officer in Charge, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
Sept. 13, Boarding. A 22-foot boat was boarded in
Roberts Bay. The boat's operator received a warning
for not having the registration, a throwable flotation
device and water skiing without a life jacket.
Sept. 13, Boarding. An 18-foot boat was boarded
in Roberts Bay. The vessel was found to be in compli-
ance with all applicable federal laws.
Sept. 13, Boarding. A 25-foot boat was boarded in
Anna Maria Sound. The boat's operator received a
warning for not having the vessel's documentation and
not having a throwable flotation device.
Sept. 13, Boarding. A 19-foot boat was boarded in
Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found to be in com-
pliance with all applicable federal laws.
Sept 13, Boarding. A 24-foot boat was boarded in
Anna Maria Sound. The boat's operator received a
warning for having a broken whistle.
Sept. 13, Boarding. A 19-foot boat was boarded in
Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found to be in com-
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About Coast Guard
The Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat is a 21-foot
Zodiac designed for near-shore, sheltered water
operations. The RHIB is designed as a heavy
weather boat and can be taken up to 10 miles off-
shore without special permissions as long as there
is no breaking surf, seas are no greater than 14
feet, winds are under 45 knots and vessels under
tow are less than 24 feet.
The RHIB is 21 feet long, powered by one
150 hp Mariner outboard engine. It is operated by
a crew of a coxswain and crewman.
Missions the RHIBs are involved in include
search and rescue, law enforcement, marine en-
vironmental protection, marine firefighting, tow-
ing and dewatering.
Station Cortez has one RHIB.
pliance with all applicable federal laws.
Sept. 13, Boarding. An 18-foot boat was boarded
in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found to be in
compliance with all applicable federal laws.
Sept. 13, Boarding. A 26-foot boat was boarded in
Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found to be in com-
pliance with all applicable federal laws.
Sept. 18, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report-from a 911 operator of a per-
son in the water off Anna Maria Island. A Coast Guard
boat responded, as did a Florida Marine Patrol unit. The
call was determined to have been a false alarm.
Sept. 21, Boarding. A 13-foot boat was boarded in
the Gulf of Mexico. The boat's operator received a no-
tice of violation for not having properly displayed hull
registration numbers, not having registration on board,
not having a sound-producing device and not having
proper size life jackets. This was the second boarding
of the boat within 10 days with the same violations.
Sept. 23, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 20-foot vessel off
Longboat Key. The boat's situation was determined to
be non-threatening, and Station Cortez made a broad-
cast for assistance on behalf of the boat. which was
later towed to safe moorings.
Sept. 29, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of an overturned vessel near
the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. A Good Samaritan re-
trieved the people from the water, and a commercial
salvage company retrieved the boat. There were no
serious injuries in the mishap.
Sept. 29, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled sailing vessel
near Marker 62 in northern Anna Maria Sound. The
vessel's sails had been torn and the outboard engine
was broken. Station Cortez contacted Eckerd College
Search and Rescue, which took the vessel in tow and
returned it to safe moorings.
Sept. 29, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of an overturned catamaran in
Sarasota Bay near Indian Beach. A Coast Guard boat
responded, found the boat with a broken sponson with
people in the water, and retrieved the passengers. The
boat was towed to safe moorings.
Sept. 30, Search and rescue /assistance. While re-
turning from a mission, a Coast Guard helicopter spot-
ted an adrift sailing vessel five miles south of the
Venice Jetties with no one visible on board. A Coast
Guard boat was contacted and responded to investigate.
Strong winds had beached the boat by the time the
Coast Guard boat arrived on scene. The beached boat
was salvaged by a commercial salvage company.
Winners in the Sept. 30 horseshoe games
were Bill Cooney of Bradenton Beach and Ed
Schroeder of Holmes Beach. Runners-up were
George Landraitis of Cortez and Ron Pepka of
Winners in the Oct. 3 games were George
McKay of Anna Maria and Pepka. Runners-up
were Herb Ditzel and Bill Starrett, both of Anna
The weekly contests get underway every
Wednesday and Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria
C.ity.Hall Park, 10005 GQUl Drive.
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Cooler water means way-hot fishing action
By Capt. Mike Heistand 4 v
Slightly cooler water temperatures are really
jump-starting the fishing action this week, with
snook starting to move out of the passes and into the 4
bays. Snapper fishing remains excellent, cobia arc
starting to bite and big flounder are starting to hit.
Fishers at the Rod and Reel Pier report catches
of a few snapper, some snook, lots of jacks and blue .
runners and Sunday morning saw two nice-sized
cobia landed. ; .
Anglers at the Anna Maria City Pier are find-
ing fishing really picking up, with lots of mackerel
and snook and an occasional redfish.
Annie's Bait & Tackle said that Capt. Zack on
the Dee Jay II said he's getting an interesting
mixed bag of fish from the backwater; reds to 30
inches, snook to 30 inches, trout to 23 inches, bar-
racuda to 28 inches, plus Spanish mackerel, man- .
grove snapper, flounder, gag grouper and jack cre-
Capt. Dave Pinkham on the Legend said he ex-
pects fishing to really improve this week. The Gulf -. .""
has cleared after the storms, and white bait is every- -;
where. He's finding big Spanish mackerel just off
Capt. Mike Greig and Konrad Hornack, grandson of former Bradenton Beach residents Lee and Lynn
Myrtle Coker of Bradenton shows off a snook she
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Capt. Thorn Smith at Angler's Repair said he's
finding redfish near the mangrove islands, snapper
on the reefs and mackerel throughout Tampa Bay.
Capt. Jason Henzell and Capt. Kurt Morrison on
the Neva-Miss said fishing offshore is excellent
right now. They're putting charters onto red grouper
to eight pounds, gag grouper in the 10-pound range,
some monster cobia at 47 pounds, and snapper at
five pounds. By the way, the Neva-Miss took fourth
last week in the Kiwanis tournament.
Carl at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said one
wade fisher brought back a 21-inch flounder last
week. Trout action is good, especially near any
seagrass beds, and snook fishing is really starting to
pick up, but redfish reports are starting to thin. For
boaters, look around any of the Intracoastal Water-
way markers for cobia.
Capt. Rick Gross said his week's best bets were
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On my boat Magic we're still finding lots of red-
fish, with up to 20 per trip not unusual. Other action
includes trout, flounder and mangrove snapper. We
finished eighth in last week's Kiwanis tourney, by
Capt. Tom Chaya said snook, redfish and trout
were his week's highlights, with lots of small
linesiders being caught and released to grow bigger.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said the fall
kingfish run should start any day now that the Gulf
is starting to cool off a bit. Also, cobia fishing should
start to really pick up. Other action includes lots of
redfish and snapper in the backwaters.
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Island property sales
3701 East Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 8 Sunbow Bay
1, an attached 1,456 sfla three-story condo with carport
built in 1977. was sold 8/4/98, Gjelset to Champagne,
for $150,000; list unknown.
408 79th St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level 1,053
sfla 2bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1965 on a 75x 100
lot, was sold 8/3/98, Benedict to Kirk, for $154,900; list
512 74th St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level
canalfront 1,430 sfla 2bed/2bath/1 car home built in
1958 on a 98x 10 lot, was sold 8/5/98, Bryant to
White, for $175,000; list unknown.
535 68th St., Holmes Beach, a canalfront ground-
level 2,721 sfla 3bed/4bath/2car/pool home built in
1970 on a 95x1 10 lot, was sold 8/3/98, Hendricks to
Bracken, for $379,200; list $385,000.
735 Jacaranda, Anna Maria, an elevated 2,737 sfla
5bed/3& /2bath/3car home built in 1991 on a 75x125
lot, was sold 7/24/98, Brickse to George, for $350,000;
7800 A Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, a three-story at-
tached townhouse of 1,196 sfla with 2bed/2& 1/2bath/
2car/elevator built in 1982 on a 45x54 lot, was sold 8/
4/98, McClain to Meier, for $207,706; list unknown.
8027 Marina Drive, Marina Isles, Holmes Beach,
a 149x200 canalfront lot, was sold 8/3/98, Holmes to
Chiles, for $350,000; list unknown.
901 Gulf Dr. S., Bradenton Beach, 4 Pelican Cove
Resort 2, a 962 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1983,
was sold 8/3/98. Schmitter to Wilson. for $180,000; list
4200 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 207 Gulf Sands, a
Gulffront 1,008 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1979.
was sold 8/14/98, Scovanner & Jones to Stracquadaine,
for $227,500; list unknown.
6200 Flotilla, Holmes Beach, 266 Westbay Point
& Moorings, a canalfront 985 sfla 2bed/2bath condo
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built in 1979, was sold 8/12/98, Dykes to Fowler, for
$161,000; list unknown.
122 Beach, Anna Maria, an elevated 1,952 sfla
3bed/3bath/2car/pool home built in 1996 on a 50x100
lot, was sold 8/20/98. Hardy to McGuire, for $262,500;
200 S. Harbor Dr., Holmes Beach, a canalfront
2,722 sfla 5bed/4& I/2bath fourplex built in 1959 on a
94x106 lot, was sold 8/18/98, Torr to Verhulst, for
$250,000; list $259,500.
208 54th St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level 1,236
sfla 2bed/2bath duplex built in 1954 on a 75x106 lot.
was sold 8/21/98, Reiber to Scroggins, for $135,000;
2103 Avenue C. Bradenton Beach, an elevated 725
sfla 2bed/lbath/3car home built in 1932 on a 50x100
lot, was sold 8/19/98, Limia to Dubs, for $120,000; list
214 70th St., Holmes Beach, an elevated 3bed/
2bath/2car home built in 1998 on a 54x105 lot, was
sold 8/19/98, Genlo Inc. to Cacioppo, for $229,000; list
234 Chilson, Anna Maria, a ground-level
canalfront 1212 sfla 2bed/2bath/2car home built in
1957 on a 75x148 lot, was sold 8/17/98, Guerin to
Sunmaker, for $210,000; list $218,800.
309 66th St., Holmes Beach, an elevated attached
1,536 sfla 3bed/3bath/3car home built in 1990 on a
45x 104 lot, was sold 8/21/98. Krueger to Daubenspeck,
for $145,000: list unknown.
5608 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach. 113 Sun Plaza
West, a 1,092 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1981, was
sold 8/18/98, Gussin to Bryan, for $155,000: list un-
5608 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 115 Sun Plaza
West, a Gulffront 1,092 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in
1981, was sold 8/18/98. Lashkajani to Jungreis. for
$290,000; list $299,000.
6400 Flotilla, Homes Beach. 44 Westbay Point &
Moorings, a canal/bayfront 1.250 sfla 2bed/2bath 2nd
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floor corner condo built in 1977, was sold 8/19/98,
Eastwood to Miller, for $190,000; list $198,000.
7101 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, a six-unit (three
buildings) 9bed/6bath/pool multi-family complex built
in 1980 on three lots, was sold 8/20/98, KM South Inc.
to Suncay Inc., for $450,000; list unknown.
804 Jacaranda, Anna Maria, a 50x94 lot, was sold
8/18/98, Ellis to Gottlieb, for $95,000; list $99,000.
106 Eighth St. S., Bradenton Beach, a ground-level
1,152 sfla 2bed/lbath home built in 1920 on a 50x100
lot, was sold 8/28/98, Wright to Graves & Adams, for
$70,000; list $89,900.
25 Seaside Court, Holmes Beach, Seaside Gardens,
an attached ground-level canalfront 978 sfla 2bed/
2bath/2cp home built in. 1963 on a 25x100 lot, was sold
8/28/98, Bieker to Johnston & Turtle, for $121,000; list
5200 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 605 Martinique
South, a 1,057 sfla 2bed/2bath Gulffront condo built in
1970, was sold 8/26/98, Kullmann to Romero, for
$187,000; list $199,500.
6250 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, 66 North
Beach Village, an attached elevated 1,206 sfla 3bed/
2bath/2car townhouse condo built in 1990, was sold 8/
26/98, Deery to Tietjen, for $160,000; list $164,900.
864 North Shore Dr., Anna Maria, an elevated
1,891 sfla 3bed/2bath/2car home built in 1994 on a
72x115 lot, was sold 8/24/98, Krauss to Adye, for
$334,900; list $334,900.
1906 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 105 Coquina
Beach Club, an elevated 1,096 sfla 2bed/2bath
Gulffront condo built in 1985, was sold 9/2/98,
Wolodkowicz to Willis, for $250,000; list unknown.
2111 Avenue B, Bradenton Beach, a ground-level
736 sfla 2bed/l&1/2bath home built in 1962 on a
50x100 lot, was sold 9/2/98, Gadden & Mellem to
Lanning & Gadden, for $140,000; list unknown.
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HEATED POOL! BAYVIEW..CANAL...& DOCK! Newer
Key West-style. Our'best investment property! Lots of
room. Beautiful views! Call for additional details and in-
vestment info. $348,000. Call Karen Lohse or Connie
Volts 751-1155. #1B25369.
CHECK IT OUT! 3 to 4BR/1.5BA home in desirable west
Bradenton location. Open floor plan with 18 x 34 family
room which is not included in the base square footage.
Close to Prine Elementary School. Includes two garages.
$99,900. Call Denise Langlois 751-1155. #lB31873.
WINTER & SUMMER RATES
CONDOS HOUSES DUPLEXES
ASK FOR BOB LOSE
In today'sGlobal Marketwheni t'imoselyorhmeistwiac
17" I^if fs reconied run he world notjstrudte neighborhood.
ANNA MARIA BAYFRONT LOT at 834 S. Bay Blvd.
includes a front wall with gate and asphalt driveway,
a seawall in very good repair, some sandy beach to
walk, and 19,600 (100x196) square feet of land to build
a better house than the one that burned down in the
1960s. Asking $400,000.
Doug Dowling Realty
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BUILDERS HOME FURNITURE Displayed but
never used. Four-piece bedroom sets $259; sofa
and love seat $399; queen bed set $199; full $159;
twin $129; futons (sofa by day bed at night) frame
and mat $199; daybed (white with brass finials) in-
cluding 2 mattresses and pop-up unit $285. Can
deliver. Call 753-7118.
Buy it, sell it and find it fast in The Islander Bystander.
You gotta kiss
a lot of frogs
to find a prince
of a property
A Paradise Rental Management leaps out
among all area rental teams! Call for results.
Hours of Telephone Coverage
Amount of Advertising and Promotions
Total Rental Income Per Property
For company details contact:
A Paradise Rental Management
1-800-237-2252 or 778-4800
5201 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach
778-6066 or 778-1382
Nestled on two lushly land-
scaped canalfront lots, this
exquisite quality constructed
3BR/2.5BA home greets
the owner or guest with a stunning waterfall and carved glass,
back-lite double entry door, spacious great room, vaulted ceilings
with indirect lighting, den with wet bar and bookcases, private
master suite, large game room plus heated swimming pool and
70-foot boat dock with lift for the avid boater.
Priced at $499,900.
Call Tom Nelson at Island Real Estate for more details.
GATED ESTATE WITH
Enjoy ultimate privacy in this " ~
3BR/3BA waterfront home
featuring tropical citrus
trees, flowering gardens sur-
rounding the brick patio and
drive all located behind the custom wrought iron gate at entrance of
property. See the open waters of Tampa Bay, Sunshine Skyway
Bridge and Sarasota Bay to the south, private boat basin, oversized
2-car garage, fireplace, barrel tile roof and mother-in-law suite all in
a convenient location to shopping, library and churches make this
property the best island paradise buy at $545,000.
Call Tom for your color brochure and tour of the home at 778-6066
THREE-CUSHION COUCH like new, with pillows.
$100, it's a steal! 778-1012.
WANTED: LITTLE TYKES used (barely?) furniture
and outdoor play equipment, playground or other
fun stuff for one-year-old girl. 778-1102.
MACINTOSH POWERBOOK 520. Laptop model,
ready to use. 778-7978.
One of the biggest names
in mortgages is right in
your own backyard.
t en you choose Chase you
are guaranteed by a variety
of products offered by one of the
nation's top mortgage lenders.
Plus, the knowledge of loan
officers like Ron Hayes who
are familiar with and dedicated
to your local community.
So, whatever your mortgage RONHAYES
needs fixed rate, adjustable race, jumbo, govern-
ment, call Ron locadll for a free consultation at
(941) 751-6611 or (800) 559-8025.
Monhotton Motgage Corportion
SECTIONAL SOFA, four pieces, brand new! Must
move, $500 OBO. Yard blower $35; four bar stools
$60; water cooler $100; hot plate $25. 778-1169.
FREE HAMMOND ORGAN. Perfect condition. You
move. Call 778-2815.
FOR SALE single, tandem kayaks, start $199;
tandem bikes $199. Call 778-7757 day, 778-3763
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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. $2.25,000.
3BR/2.5BA custom home on deepwater canal. Den,
tile, designer carpet, dining room, vaulted ceilings, pool
& heated spa, across from golf course. $699,000.
2BR/2BA easily converts to 3BR. Large caged pool,
2-car garage, fenced yard, immaculate, security system,
3BR/2BA waterfront home. Large sunny Florida room,
terrazzo and ceramic tile, low maintenance yard, boat
dock, playhouse. Quiet street. $249,000.
4B5/3BA waterfront home, private dock, four-car ga-
rage, master suite, vaulted ceilings, beautiful cabinets,
pool and tennis club membership. $549,900.
2BR/2BA townhouse, hardwood floors, fenced yard,
large screened porch, two-car garage, short walk to
beach. Residential area. $170,000.
BRADENTON COUNTRY CLUB
3BR/2BA home directly on golf course. Three-car ga-
rage. Large family room overlooks greens. Older home
with lots of room to expand. A great buy! $178,500.
ANNUAL I BR/IBA Duplex $500
Sandy Pointe 2BR/2BA $900
2BR/IBA Duplex $750
SEASONAL 2 BR/2BA Condos
Runaway Bay & Anna Maria Island Club
Bridgeport, Norchbeach Village
$700 week/$1,500 month
lulie Gilstrap 779-0202
LTG, GRI 1(800)732-6434
Property Manager ANNA MARIA
REAL ESTATE, INC.
Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
SHoIHolmes Beach, Florida 3421 7
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KOHLER KITCHEN SINK and spray faucet, white,
TWO AIR CONDITIONERS: GE 220V, through wall
or window, heat and air, energy saver, 12,000 BTU,
$100 OBO. GE 110V window unit, 6,200 BTU, $75
FOR SALE Yamaha moped $400. 778-2961.
FRENCH PROVINCIAL roll-top writing desk $700;
inlaid round table $300. Below wholesale prices
ROSER THRIFT SHOP now open Tuesday, Thurs-
day, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Donations only Wednesday 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Cloth-
ing sales. 113 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
LORD'S WAREHOUSE Thrift Shop. Open Monday,
Wednesday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fall re-
opening celebration! 6140 Gulf of Mexico Drive,
MOVING SALE Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 10 and
11, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. King size bed, couch, pictures,
clothes. 501 Norton Street, Longboat Key. 383-
YARD SALE Saturday, Oct. 10, 8 a.m. No early
birds. 202 Peacock Lane, Holmes Beach.
PLANT SALE large variety. Saturday, Oct. 10, 8
a.m. to 3 p.m. 208A 82nd St., Holmes Beach.
BIG FLEA MARKET Thursday, Oct. 8, 5 p.m. to 8
p.m. at Ginny's Antiques and Art. 5600 Marina
Drive. Please park at library across the street. For
more information, 779-1773. Rain date Saturday,
Oct. 10, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
YARD SALE Friday and Saturday, October 9 and
10, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Household goodies. 406
N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria.
THREE-FAMILY SALE Saturday, Oct. 10, 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, OBO, $300 value. Sheets,
throw pillows. New card table with chairs $50. Sofa,
Beanie Babies, crafts, clothing, desk, baby furniture,
mirror, pictures, sweepers. 2801 Gulf Drive, Holmes
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
WARNING: DON'T CALL any carpet cleaner until
you hear this free recorded message. Call anytime,
24 hours a day, 1-800-801-6605.
HAVING A MAC attack? Call for help with Mac or
PC. Training, internet, hardware selection and instal-
lation. Call Ed, 778-2553.
WHAT ON EARTH! A group seminar sharing valu-
able information concerning the past, present and
future prophecies of our planet. Limited seating
available, call 779-9302.
REGISTER TO VOTE: Pick up forms for simplified
mail-in registration at The Islander Bystander office,
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
FOUND Iguana. Owner must be heartbroken.
Please call 778-2880.
"CRITTER SITTER" Going away and your pets have
to stay? Daily visits to your home to provide food,
water, lots of TLC! 778-6000.
FREE RABBIT HUTCH. Big, in great condition. Call
1982 Cutlass Supreme, air conditioning, radio, good
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ... and everything
else in The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.
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.
WET SLIPS AND Hi 'N' Dry storage available at
competitive rates in modern, full-service marina.
OFFSHORE CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Glenn
Corder aboard "Deep South". Half and full day. For
information, call 778-1203 or mobile 713-5900.
HOLIDAY MANSION WANTED: half interest part-
ner to buy 38-ft ocean-going house boat. Your ap-
proximate cost $20,000. Call 778-1881.
BOAT SLIP in Holmes Beach for rent. Nice dock,
well protected. Call 778-7039.
WANTED TO RENT: boat slip with davit. Please call
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.,
call us 1st
Visit us at our web site http://www.islandreal.com
PERICO ISLAND Outstanding nature
views from this first floor 2BR/2B condo
with many new appliances and upgrades.
Inviting glass-enclosed lanai and lots of stor-
age top it off, $119,900.
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.
SHELL POINT Turnkey furnished condo NORTH END of Anna Maria Island stilt OLD FLORIDA COTTAGE! Great oppor-
with carport and large storage room. Unit house nestled in the tree tops. Shaded cul- tunity to own an island cottage. Handy-per-
overlooks the pool area from the screened de-sac quiet street. New roof 8/98 great son special presented at $99,900. Bring
porch on the ground level. $129,000. value! $199,900. your paintbrush and imagination!
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WEST SIDE OF GULF DRIVE sits this SECLUDED ISLAND ELEGANCE! Enjoy CHARMING, OLD FLORIDA beach
charming 3BR/3B home with den, family fabulous open water views of the Intracoastal home located West of Gulf Drive. 3BR/2B
room and computer room with Mexican tile. waterway, an open floor plan, three bedroom with fireplace, large outside deck and great
Surrounded by lush, tropical landscaping suites.Fireplace, pool, dock, many fruit trees landscaping all just steps from the white
with deck and patio. $239,000. and exterior garden lights. $429,750. sandy beach. $269,900.
CdEOj _. L^aA
I WATERFRONT SHOWPLACE! Beautiful DRAMATIC SUNSETS and shimmering
canalfront Island gem! Lushly landscaped water. Gorgeous end unit in Smugglers Landing
with privacy and seclusion. Dock, davits and on the Cortez peninsula. Open, airy floor plan
boat lift. $499,900. and 40-ft. deep canal boat slips with easy access
to Intracoastal and Gulf waters. $239,900.
COMPLETELY REMODELED income GULF VIEW SIXPLEX Great investment with
property steps to the beach! All new in 1996 good current rental income with potential for
with pool, plenty of parking and 90-95% growth. Beautifully landscaped yard with room for
occupancy. All four units are 2BR/2B with a pool. One and two bedroom units, all turnkey
appliances included. $549,000. fumished and fully equipped. $640,000.
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WANTED: hostess, valet drivers and servers. Buc-
caneer Inn, 383-5565.
CROWDER BROTHERS ACE Hardware seeks
permanent full-time and part-time cashiers and
clerks. Applications being taken at both locations.
LIKE PEOPLE? Like flowers? Evening or night work
part or full-time. Call 778-5909.
FULL TIME/PART TIME Waitress wanted. Call Tip
of the Island. 778-3909.
RENTAL AGENT real estate licensee preferred.
Full-time position in busy office. Salary plus commis-
sion. Negotiable. Gulf Bay Realty 778-7244.
PART-TIME FLEXIBLE hours. Can you sew doll
clothes? Do you enjoy craft projects? Fun job on
Longboat Key. Call 383-5919 or 383-7974.
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to
meet interesting people from around the world? Are
you interested in learning the history of Anna Maria
Island? Get involved with the Anna Maria Island
Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE
NEED YOU! Call 778-0492.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Li-
brary. Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or 778-
FULL-TIME DISHWASHER wanted. Five days a
week. Apply in person. Brian's Sunnyside Up, 5348
FULL-TIME WAITRESS/waiter for lunch and dinner.
Apply in person, 5702 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
PUT YOUR ABILITIES and experience to help oth-
ers. Build a home-based business. Part-time oppor-
tunity. Call 941-795-2542.
MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, mulching,
trimming, clean-up, edgings. Hard-working. respon-
sible. Excellent references. Call Edward 778-3222.
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476.
AUTOMOBILE SERVICE AND REPAIR. Call Mark
for appointment at Grooms Motors, 778-6045. 5608
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
AUTO DETAILING at your home or office, at your
convenience. Complete detailing includes wash,
wax, shampoo, engine and undercarriage cleaning,
leather & vinyl conditioned, tires and trim dressed
and more. Call Damon at 320-5662.
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,
name change, etc. Suncoast Paralegal Services
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.
GAL FRIDAY your personal assistant. Will do er-
rands, deliveries, drive, organize, house-sit and pet-
sit. Aim to please, 755-6290.
ISLAND CLEANING QUEENS honest and depend-
able, residential. Free estimate, 778-9311.
CONNIE'S CLEANING SERVICE mature, experi-
enced, dependable, weekly, biweekly. References,
794-3208 leave message.
SPARKLING CLEAN SERVICES licensed, bonded.
Residential, commercial. Homes, condominiums,
rentals, move-in/out. Get ready for season. Esti-
mates, Beverly 778-1945.
DUTCH CLEAN home cleaning service. We treat
your home like our own. Call 794-0103. Free esti-
L&L CLEANING SERVICE thorough, honest, de-
pendable. Weekly, biweekly, homes, condominiums
and rentals. Simply the best. Call Laurie 794-5635
or Lisa 355-0701.
HOUSE CLEANING eight years experience. Excel-
lent references, permanent weekly or bi-weekly.
Honest, dependable. Call after 5 p.m. or leave mes-
RUNES, VOYAGER, TAROT, new millennium
prophecies, holistic counseling, spiritual healing.
Call for session reservations. 779-9302.
MOBILE SERVICE acupuncture, massage,
acupressure. Nutritional and herbal counseling.
Free consultation. Please call 778-9367 for your
appointment. Irma Nussbaum, RN.BSN.MPS.
GSA.AP Acupuncture physician. License #0357.
FREE SNOW REMOVAL Shell, dirt, mulch or stone
delivered and spread for a small fee. Yard clean-up.
Dump truck for hire. Free estimates. Call Dave
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years. Call 778-6508.
DIRECT GULFFRONT condominium. 2BR/2B completely fur-
nished, heated pool. White sandy beach, spectacular sunsets
and Gulf view. $158,900. Sandy Drapala, 794-3354 or Kathy
LONGBOAT KEY VILLAGE ranch home. T
neighborhood. Walk to the beach or laur
nearby community dock. Enjoy some of old F
Bob Burnett, 387-0048. R31277
THE INLETS. 3BR/2.5B and den, large open
living area with separate living room. Boat
dock on canal with access to river and bay.
Many upgrades, immaculate. $259,900.
Dave Barker, 792-8932. R26368
SPECTACULAR VIEW of Sarasota Bay.
Luxurious living 25-feet above the water.
Features private deep-water dock, large
decks, elevator. $330,000. Barry and Kim-
berly Charles, 795-1273. C29333
SPECTACULAR BAYFRONT custom-
built home on 3 +/- acres. Exquisite design,
custom woodwork, fireplace, den. English
gardens, pond, great privacy. For the dis-
criminating buyer. $1,100,000. Kathy
Marcinko, 792-9122 or Sandy Drapala,
CHARMING BAY PALMS HOME. Freshly painted. Deeded
boat slip. Excellent rental property. $172,900. Bob Burnett,
he perfect beach CASTNETTER APARTMENTS directly across from Public Beach.
ich your boat at Overlooks the Gulf of Mexico. Consists of four buildings, NW building
lorida. $219,900. offers owner's unit, rental unit and office and two-rtgarage. All other
buildings offer two units. $1,500,000. Don Lewis, 746-3200. CM31317
ALMOST EIGHT ACRES in Panther NICE 3BR FAMILY HOME. Great for first
Ridge. Centrally located in "The Forest." time buyer. Large lot with fruit tree. Room for
Close to 1-75. $81,750. Lisa Edenfield boat or RV, $79,900. Daphne Lautz, 756-
(owner/agent) 727-8606 or 752-0101. 1423. R32454
L30111 MINT CONDITION. Completely remodeled
home with wood floors, fireplace, eat-in
kitchen, exquisite decor. Workshop, fenced
treed private lot. $169,900. Sandy Drapala,
794-3354 or Kathy Marcinko, 792-9122.
Available properties by the R31740
week or by the month from LESS THAN ONE YEAR old home in Gar-
rden Lakes Estates. 3BR/2B pool home with
Anna Maria Island to Venice over 2,300 sq. ft. Open plan, large master
Call one of our rental and bedroom and bath. Separate living/dining
resort specialists. area, 19' x 19' family room. eat-in kitchen
(941) 951-6668 or (800) 881-2222 with upgraded appliances. $169,900. Sara
LaPlante, 748-4389. R32641
Candy Swick & Company
Licensed Real Estate Broker
Over $20 million SOLD in 1997
Featuring Gulf & Beach Properties from
Holmes Beach to Longboat Key
GULF WATCH! Private beach for this 2BR/2B second
floor unit directly across from Gulf Mint condition with
great views of the Gulfi New carpet, new A/C. Sold
DREAM ISLAND! Fabulous oversized lot on Dream
Island with deep water, seawall and dock already in place.
No bridges to bay! Great value ready for you to build your
dream home on Dream Island! $299,900.
TIDY ISLAND! Two fantastic units on a very private island.
2BR/2B with glass-enclosed balcony overlooking acres of nature
preserve and lakes. Mexican tile floors, eat-in kitchen & more.
Priced $40,000 below owners cost! $179,000.
L'AMBIANCE! 3BR/2.5B 6th floor unit overlooking the
Gulf, the beach, the bay and the golf course! Behind the
gates of the Longboat Key Club. Built-ins, elegant decor
and more! $899,000.
H SANCTUARY! 2nd floor unit in
beach front condominium! 3BR/2B
with breathtaking views and elegant
living. Secure community and top
notch amenities. $640,000.
S500 John Ringling Blvd. Sarasota, Fl. 34236
(941) 954-9000 FAX (941) 388-2985
Residential Sales/Rental Division Licensed Real Estate Broker
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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Sandy's Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
lawn Hauling By the cut or by he month.
eriice \ We Monitor Irigation Systems
S INSURED *GUARANTEED LOWEST
778.1345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
Esablished in 1983
Darrin Wash CARPENTRY
"A DOOR EXPERT"
Serving the Island communities since
1988 with Island references.
DRY WALL, TEXTURE
L. & POPCORN REPAIR 778-1353
Ws WILSON WALL SERVICES
Specializing in Stucco & Ceiling Repairs
Building Restoration Water Damage
25 Yrs Experience Island References 727-7247
@@NT'UB@i'U@i STATE LICENSED & INSURED
@@t'IUa CRC 035261 EXPERIENCED
CONSTRUCTION JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION
CONSTRUCTION Remodeling Contractors
CONSTRUCTION Building Anna Maria since 1975
@@Ba@UaT1 (941) 778-2993
IIVal ki I am
Private & Commercial Interior & Exterior
20 Years Experience Husband/Wife Team
Free Estimates Call 778-2139
Quality home repair and maintenance
I Steven Kaluza 7784173
I E| Island References and Insured
SPainting Drywall Tile Doors Screens *Etc
T A HIA PAIHTIH G)
Check our references:
"Quality work at a reasonable price.
Licensed/Insured Serving Anna Maria island Since 1986 778-2860
Mobile Detail Service
We come to you!
Most Cars: $95*
*Wash, buff, wax, shampoo interior. Under
carriage, tires and rims all treated and
protected plus engine pressure cleaning.
$95 for small to mid-size cars. By
appointment, at your home or office. Your
car doesn't have to be driven anywhere! Let
us protect and preserve your investment.
Please note new phone number:
THE AREA'S #1 MOBILE DETAILER IS BACK!
All cars/trucks personally serviced by Damon.
9 ~. . . -. . --- -..-., ..
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING & MAINTENANCE
Residential/commercial, full-service maintenance,
landscaping installation, clean-ups, tree trimming,
ponds, native plants, butterfly gardens. Excellent ref-
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.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If
its broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior dis-
count. Call 778-2581.
EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN GARDEN CEN-
TRE 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.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vi-
nyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.
ALUMINUM/VINYL CONSTRUCTION, new installa-
tion/repairs, Soffits/Fascias, screen enclosures. In-
sured, references. Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. Thirty-two year Island resident. Call Jim
Bickal at 778-1730.
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction. Free
estimates, no overtime charges. (FL#RF0038118)
778-3924 or 778-4461.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
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HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS CENTER Rental
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Call (941) 778-2924 for information.
HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA furnished. Steps to
beach and shopping. $475 week, $1,200 month.
ANNA MARIA, beautiful Key West-style 3BR/3BA
home. Sailboat water canalfront, large dock with wa-
ter and electric. Private boat ramp. All of this and just
steps to great Gulf beach. Annual $2,300 month,
Rent it quick, 'cause ads work fast in The Islander.
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.
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.
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.
NICE 2BR/1BA DUPLEX located in Holmes
Beach. Annual rental, air conditioning, washer/
dryer hookup. $675 month, first, last and security,
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.
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SURFSIDE 2BR/1BA, annual only. Assurity/secu-
rity, no last. Private beach. $900 monthly, includes
trash, water and sewer. One left! Call 792-2779.
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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rent, 1,340 sf with two restrooms. Call Smith Real-
PRIME COMMERCIAL SPACE in Holmes Beach for
rent, approx. 270 sf. Call Smith Realtors, 778-0777.
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.
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.
ALMOST BEACH APTS winter vacation rentals.
Turnkey, across from beach. 1BR $350 week, 2BR
$450 week. Fall rates available, 778-2374.
AVAILABLE NOW annual duplex. Spacious 2BR/
2BA (Holmes Beach), central air, new ceramic tile
floors, new carpeting. No pets, $825 month. Includes
water, sewer and trash. Call Town & Shore Realty,
STUDIO APARTMENT in convenient location in
Holmes Beachh..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.
LOVELY 2BR ANNA MARIA Gulf front apartment.
..Weekly, monthly, seasonal, no pets, sundeck, pa-
tiOc -Convenient location, amenities, comfy
touch e s, -as- 43.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND Paradise. 3BR/2.5BA canal
home, pooi, close to beach. Open 1999 winter sea-
son, $3,500 month, $1,000 week. Special rates off
ANNUAL NORTH BEACH Village 3BR/2.5BA unfur-
nished, 1,500 sf, two-car garage, pool $1,500
month. Gulf Bay Realty, 778-7244.
FOR RENT OFFICE SPACE, in Holmes Beach, 12-
ft x 14-ft office with his and hers bathrooms, extra
storage area, $350 month, includes everything. Can
share secretarial services, if interested. Phone 778-
5428 or 779-2281.
COZY 1BR near Rod & Reel Pier. For October,
November and December 1998. 778-2153.
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2BR/1BA DUPLEX, new carpet, 2303 Avenue C,
$750 month; 1BR/1BA DUPLEX, pet okay, 3012
Gulf Drive, $500 month. Call Suncoast Real Estate
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA unfurnished, beautiful! New
kitchen, central air/heat, washer/dryer. Great neigh-
borhood! $850 first, last, security. Non-smokers, no
dogs. 779-2056 or 305-745-8913 collect.
HOLMES BEACH 2BR/1BA ground level duplex,
one house from Gulf. Washer/dryer, dishwasher, air
conditioning. No pets. 813-689-0925.
ANNUAL 1BR/1BA furnished, washer/dryer, new
carpet, near library, water, sewer included. $625
month, applications. 778-0405.
ANNUAL 1BR/1BA Holmes Beach. Completely up-
dated, steps to beach, shopping. Includes water, gar-
bage. $550 month, first, last, security. Call 778-5482.
HOLMES BEACH VACATION rental. 2BR/3BA con-
dominium, pool, across from beach, partial Gulf
view. $545 weekly, $1685 monthly, $2125 seasonal.
BEACH FRONT CONDOMINIUM 1 BR/1BA second
floor, Holmes Beach, washer/dryer, heated pool.
January through March, three month minimum
NICE 2BR/2BA APARTMENT, air conditioning, car-
port, washer/dryer hookup, dishwasher, single or
couple. 432 62nd Street, no pets. 778-1259.
CANALFRONT DUPLEX with dock, ground level,
furnished, 2BR/1BA. Three-month minimum $1,650
month includes amenities, deposit required. No
VACATION RENTAL newly remodeled, private,
quiet home. North tip of Anna Maria. Two blocks
from beach. 2BR/2BA with loft, porches. $2,400
month. No pets, children, smoking. 813-969-3231.
ANNUALS: 1BR/1 BA duplex, 3012 Gulf Drive $500;
2BR/1 BA duplex, 2303 Avenue C $750. Seasonals:
2BR/2BA Anna Maria Island Club $3,500; 2BR/2BA
Runaway Bay $2,600; 2BR/2BA Bridgeport $2,300.
Call Suncoast Real Estate 779-0202.
CHARMING 2BR/1BA unit only steps to beach.
Redecorated in beach decor and immaculate! $650
month plus utilities. First, last and security. Anna
Maria Realty 778-2259.
ANNUAL 2BR/1BA updated and dean, great neigh-
borhood, Holmes Beach. Steps to bay and beach!
$700 month, first and security, 778-5482.
ROOMMATE spacious bedroom and bath with laun-
dry facilities, one block to beach in Holmes Beach
$400 month. Nonsmoker, call 778-8550.
72nd STREET ANNUAL 2BR/2BA. Steps from the
beach. Unfurnished $675 per month, 778-5150.
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ANNUAL STUDIO APARTMENT in Holmes Beach.
Unfurnished. $500 per month; first, last, and secu-
rity deposit. All utilities except electric included.
CHARMING ISLAND APARTMENTS 1 and 2 bed-
rooms starting at $550 to $750. Call Frank at 761-
ANNUAL CUTE 2BR/1BA duplex. Quiet family
building. No pets. 8108 Gulf Dr. $650 per month and
$650 security. Includes cable, water, gas. 792-3226.
FURNISHED RENTALS Off season and in season.
Longboat Village 3BR/2BA home $1,200 $2,500
per month. Perico Bay Club Villa 2BR/2BA $1,200
- $2,500 per mo. Anna Maria Island home 3BR/3BA
$1,100 $2,300 per month. El Conquistador/
Bradenton Condos 2BR/2BA $900-$2,300 per
month. Won't last long call us for your rental needs.
SPECTACULAR FRENCH NORMANDY home.
Beautiful turret Gulf view. Steps to Gulf. 4BR/3BA -
107 Beach Ave. $2,100 per month off season,
$3,300 in season. 794-8202.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA UNFURNISHED, beautiful! New
kitchen, central air/heat, washer/dryer. Great neigh-
borhood! $850 first, last, security. Non smokers, no
dogs. 779-2056 or 305-745-8913 collect.
ANNA MARIA NEAT 2BR/1BA house. One half
block to Gulf beach. $1,200 per month, $350 per
week. Call 778-7933.
DON & KAREN SCHRODER present ...
Just renovated! Charming
fully furnished 3BR/3BA
beach house. Greatroom
with fireplace, sunroom plus
sunset deck and screened d .La
lanai. Adjacent second
house contains four apartments that are ideal seasonal rentals.
Nestled on 120 feet of beach. Reduced to $795,000!
KEY ROYALE CHARMER! 2BR/2BA home with caged pool.
Spacious Florida room. Lovely rear yard with custom-brick BBQ.
On deepwater canal with dock and davits. Large lot offers ample
space for house expansion. $237,000.
MOBILE HOME WITH 12 by 20 ft. side room new
appliances, ceramic floors, across from beach.
Over-55 rental park, $12,500. 795-7474.
PALMA SOLA MOBILE Home 2107 Palma Sola
Blvd. #8. Nice spacious 2BR/2BA opposite woods.
Only $59,900. Perico Island condo just listed. Excit-
ing corner unit, great nature views. Call for viewing
and more information $119,900. Marilyn Trevethon,
Island Real Estate 941-778-6066.
LOCATED ON THE tip of the Island! It's a rare find!
Recently updated, this 3BR/2BA home has lots of
character from the picket fence to the vaulted ceil-
ings and brick fireplace. North Bay Boulevard loca-
tion with excellent guest quarter floor plan.
$199,000. Re/Max Gulfstream Realty, Brian Heavrin
or Judy Leetzow 758-7777.
WATERWAY CONDO WITH deeded boat dock,
2BR/2BA 1,386 sf. Secure lobby with elevator. 9604
Cortez Rd. W., Bradenton. $108,000. 792-1835.
GULFFRONT LOTS One permitted. 4BR/2BA plus
lot, N.W. Bradenton. 3BR/2BA over two acres,
Bradenton. Three 2BR/2BA condominiums with
pool, Island. Jim Green, broker. 778-3763.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND 2BR/2BA, garage and carport
with built-in bookcases, second bedroom has sitting
room with private entrance. Quiet street, large, se-
cluded, easy-to-maintain yard with lots of trees, includ-
ing mature citrus. $189,500. By owner, 778-3125.
FOR SALE BY OWNER Key Royale, 3BR/2BA, 604
Concord Lane $179,000. Call 330-872-1048.
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from this large corner lot located on north end of
Island, $129,900. Call Dave Moynihan, Wagner
Realty 778-2246, evenings 778-7976.
TRAILER WITH CARPORT, furnished, new refrig-
erator and air conditioning. Steps to beach and bay.
55+ The Pines Trailer Park $16,000. Contact park
PERICO BAY CLUB 2BR/2BA villa by owner. One
car garage, pool, spa, tennis, gated community.
Minutes to beaches $134,900. 794-2276.
1BR/1.5BA STEPS TO beach, fine dining, shops
and fishing pier. Sleeps up to six. Pets ok with fee.
Terms negotiable, call Scott 756-3912.
OPEN HOUSE Sunday, October 11, 2p.m. to 4
p.m. Deep water canal home with 2BR/2BA plus a
great studio/hobby room. Sailboat accessible
$179,900. 10420 Sandpiper Rd. W. in Flamingo
Cay; and/or stop by 10403 Spoonbill Rd. W. to see
this spacious home with a panoramic view of Palma
Sola Bay with fireplace, 2BR/2BA and numerous
fruit trees. Priced to sell at $225,000. Hostess Dee
Jorcyk, Wedebrock Real Estate Co. 778-0700.
ISLAND FOURPLEX excellent income steps to
beach, fully rented $325,000. Yvonne Higgins at
Wagner Realty 761-3100.
ISLAND'S BEST BUY!
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has just been listed. 2BR/2BA close to every-
thing. Nice neighborhood. Don't miss this oppor-
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ramp & dock large enough to accommodate sailboat. No
bridges to Tampa Bay. All this for $375,000. Elizabeth
Andricks 778- 4800. MLS 32547
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KEY ROYALE HOME 3BR/2.5BA canal home
across from the golf course. Wide, deep canal
with boat lift and dock. Sailboat water 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
THE BEST FOR THE LEAST A rare find! 2BR/2BA PERICO BAY CLUB Inexpensive Florida living
direct bayfront. Totally furnished! Quiet, serene set- with all the amenities in this 2BR/2BA unit, 1-
ting with pool and steps to shopping. Only $159,000. car garage, pool, tennis, clubhouse and gated
Lynn Hostetler 778-4800. MLS 30730 community. Only minutes to beach. $139,000.
Lynn Hostetler 778-4800.
IT'S A STEAL 2BR/2BA furnished canal home for
only $159,900. I nust be dreaming. Possible oivner
financing. Ken Rickett 778-3026. MLS 32379.
ELEVATED HOLMES BEACH HOME Well
cared lor, 2BR/2BA home with large covered deck.
Close to shops, restaurants and beach. Beautifully
landscaped, nice private backyard. Additional
botins family area. Easy to show! $159,000.
Elizabeth Andricks 778-4800. MLS 32383
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.
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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EXCEPTIONAL 2BR/2BA condo with carport. $126,000.
WHITE AVENUE beach access. 3BR/2BA, large lot, immaculate,
SUN PLAZA WEST 2BR/2BA Gulf view. Amenities. $175,000.
CANALFRONT 4BR/3BA elevated, $395,000.
LOT C-2 100x90 Walk to beach $150,000.
STYLING SALON Eight stations. Owner anxious $39,000 OBO.
5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
Buy it, sell it! Find it in The Islander Bystander
ENJOY SUNRISE AND SUNSET views from this
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11ii PAGE 32 E OCTOBER 14, 1998 1 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
FOLLOW DIRECTIONS CAREFULLY
BY FRANK LONG / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ
1 They emerge in
8 1997 Peter
Fonda title role
12 Haunted house
16 Mil. award
20 Settled, as a
22 Explorer of the
23 Parent's ploy
25 Sue Grafton's
"- for Alibi"
26 Kind of fire
32 Racer's path
33 W.W. IIgen.
42 Rhone's capital
49 Royal irritant of
60 William -,
the Father of
62 Cause for a
64 "- soit qui
mal y pense
66 Word in four
67 "Momo" author
69 Stand in an
72 It's served in
73 More than
79 "Sex for
84 Fed. stipend
88 "The best -- to
89 Tre (piano
91 More, in Madrid
92 Stephen King's
95 Creation of Burr
103 In heaven
105 Sloth, for one
106 Refuse visitors
107 Part of some
109 "Master of the
115 Content of some
116 Exert oneself to
122 Mideast entity
124 Cold war force
125 Grand duke's
126 Like a golf hall
3 Dr in an H. G.
4 Checklist part
5 With 36-Down.
7 Tried hard
8 College in East
10 Impress clearly
I 1 Spiny anteater
12 Certain boxer,
14 Classic gangster
16 Climbing the
18 Ahbr. preceding
21 1953 movie that
shares the name
of a Texas town
24 Participates in a
30 Hydrophane or
32 "Look here!"
37 Steve of
38 One with pin
39 Picnic pest
-10 Part of the Net.
45 Indignant, with
4ti Sits in on
47 I'hey caint
-18 British P M.
49 Spanish specie
53 Where Puff
appointee to the
57 "-- le oi'"
58 "Eight Men Out"
59 Like peacocks,
61 Start of many
65 "Splendor in the
68 Part of some
71 Card player's
77 One of the
82 No-hitter king
83 Certain plaintiff,
86 Colonial leader?
90 Actress Lena
91 Little sucker
92 "- Mrs. 102 Philanthropize
Jones" (# I hit of 104 Spotted -
1972) 108 Russian
93 Let down, politician
94 Contingencies 111 "Breezy" star,
95 Bow (to) 1973
98 Familiar with
100 Chief river of
101 Not of the cloth
113 Thick of things
114 Dr. Johnny
117 Adderley of hard
118 Victrola mfr.
119 Last words of
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