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Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992) ( October 14, 1998 )

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Creation Date: October 14, 1998

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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Uniform Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Creator: Islander
Publisher: Bonner Joy
Creation Date: October 14, 1998

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

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FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE OCTORBER 14, 1998


ISLANDER


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Banner year for Island loggerhead sea turtles


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
However it's calculated, this was a banner year for
Anna Maria Island as nursery for sea turtles.
More nests on the beaches, more eggs per nest,
more eggs successfully hatching. Everything was up,
said Suzi Fox, who holds the state permit for turtle pro-
tection for the Island.
She's not sure the 232 nests set a record, but she
suspects it should be. The most recent other big year
was 1995, with 220. In the intervening years, 1997 had
161 and 1996 had 164 nests.
Although the number of eggs per nest varies from
80 to 150, with one this year 174, there was a higher


egg count in 1998 than usual, she said, at a bit more
than 100. And of all those eggs, 81 percent hatched
successfully, compared with 74 percent last year.
In all, 13,076 hatchlings went back to sea in the Gulf.
To wrap up the statistics: 64 nests were inundated
by storms and the marking stakes washed away so
Turtle Watch volunteers were unable to count the
hatch. Two nests threatened by storms were relocated.
Baby turtles from 16 nests were led inland by lights to
the death of many: instinct draws hatchlings to light,
normally the sea which is lighter than land when turtles
hatch, always at night. One nest was raided by a rac-
coon, four ruined by human vandals.
Fox said records indicate turtles are more prolific


Pondering a correct course
Korv Boak, 7, concentrates on plotting a course through a bicycle obstacle course during last Saturday's
bike rodeo in Holmes Beach. More than 200 youngsters showed up for the fun, free food and festivities.
For more pictures, see inside. Islander Photo: Paul Rout


Holmes Beach rental


ordinance recommended


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
The Holmes Beach Planning Commission last
week recommended a draft residential rental ordinance
that covers the entire city rather than one that covers
only two districts.
"We made the suggestion the last time we re-
viewed this in 1996, that all the districts including the
R- IAA and the R-4 be addressed within one ordinance
so that we have consistency," Chairman Sue Normand
noted.
"It seems ridiculous to have pieces of ordinances
here and there and to have them keep coming back
before the city and planning commission to get a com-
plete law," she said.
The draft ordinance that planners recommended,
called Ordinance 98-13, has been under consideration
by the city commission for several years and has under-
gone numerous revisions.
According to this ordinance, residential rentals
would be limited to 30 days in the R- I and R-3 districts
and to 14 days in the R-2 district. Existing ordinances
limit rentals in the R-4 district to seven days and limit


rentals in R-IAA district to 30 days.
A property cannot h rented more than once dur-
ing the designated rental period, but the rental canl he
of any length. The ordinance also makes renting in a
residential district a permitted accessory use and in-
cludes grandfather status and mandatory registration of
non-conformities with a specific cut-off date.
The second ordinance, which was rejected by plan-
ners, was proposed by Commissioner Roger Lutz. It
prohibits the renting of any property east of Gulf Drive
in the R- 1AA and R-1 zoning districts for a period less
than 30 days and no more than three times a year.
It also contains a provision for grandfathering.
Planners reiterated their previous recommendation
that the city develop a more complete rental registra-
tion form to include information on the property and its
owner, rental uses, periods of rental and the name of a
local contact for violations or emergencies.
Planners were also asked to review the city's deli-
nition of a business, "the activity of providing or manu-
facturing goods or services in exchange for consider-
ation." They concluded that all rental activity should be
considered "business."


in storm years: "They live out there 365 days a year,
and maybe halfway through their migrating season in
winter something tells them to nest early this year.
They nest earlier, and higher up on the beach.
"That's why we shouldn't ever mess with their
instincts."
Elsewhere on the Gulf Coast, Longboat Key had
319 nests, Lido 67. Siesta 253, Casey 876, Venice 253,
Manasota 3,156.
The last nest of this May-October season on Anna
Maria was dug up last Friday by Turtle Watch, and as
suspected its eggs were unfertilized a somewhat
dubious conclusion. Fox felt, to a very fertile turtle
season.



Chief Maloney


ousted from


Bradenton


Beach police
By Paul Roat
Call it resignation, forced retirement or departure
under duress. Bradenton Beach Police Chief Jack
Maloney is out of a job.
In the wake of a tumultuous week. Maloney signed
a pair of legal documents last Thursday that ended his
10-year tenure with the city's police force and ensured
no legal action would be taken either by him or the city
in his departure.
Maloney also endorsed the first installment of
what will eventually amount to $24,416.62 the
equivalent to six months salary and benefits for
his leaving city employ.
The cash settlement and legal proceedings were the
finale of a disagreement that surfaced a week earlier be-
tween Maloney and Mayor Connie Drescher, spurred by
a series of memos by Building Official Bill Sanders re-
garding a traffic accident he had with a city vehicle.
Maloney entered Drescher's office Oct. 2 to dis-
cuss the Sanders memos, which described what Sand-
ers called a "vendetta against me or maybe all building
officials." Sanders questioned a traffic citation he re-
ceived from Bradenton Beach Police Officer Stan
House for failing to use due care.
Drescher said Maloney "appeared agitated and
angry. He started yelling at me about Bill Sanders. I
immediately told him to calm down, that I would lis-
ten to him, but he had to get control and stop yelling.
Maloney continued to yell at me and was using swear
words ... he appeared completely 'out of control' and
continued to vell."
Drescher left the office and went to the clerk's of-
fices, where she said Maloney followed her until he icft
with Police Sgt. John Cosby.
Maloney later offered a written apology to Drescher
PL ASE SEE MAILONEY, NEXT PAGE
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SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Opinions ............................ ........... ..... 6
Those W ere the Days .................................... 7
Announcements ........................................... 10
Stir-it-up ......... .... .............. ................. 16
Streetlife ....................................................... 18
Football contest ............................................ 21
Anna Maria Island tides ............................... 22
Real estate ............................................... 24
Crossword puzzle .......................................... 32


THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND






IE] PAGE 2 0 OCTOBER 14, 1998 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Special named

Bradenton Beach

police chief
Lt. Sam Speciale, 41, began his association with
the Bradenton Beach Police Department 13 years ago.
A Chicago native, he has lived in Bradenton Beach
since 1984. He began in the city's police reserves in
November 1985, went to
the police academy in early
1986, and was sworn as a
full-time city police officer
in October 1986.
th Speciale achieved
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1989, and was named lieu-
tenant last year.
He is married to
Special Mary Ann and has three
children: Andy, 16; Ashley,
14; and Carley, 5.
"I hope to make the department more accessible
to both the commission and the citizens." Speciale
said of his goals for the police force. Toward that
end, he intends to begin community-oriented crime
prevention programs and begin foot patrols on
Bridge Street.
He said he also intends to cover an occasional shift
to retain his contacts within the community.
Special promoted Sgt. John Cosby to the rank of
lieutenant. He said he will await a city commission
decision as to whether to fill the ranks of the depart-
ment caused by the restructuring, which leaves the city
short one sworn officer.
Special was quick to point out that law enforce-
ment presence in Bradenton Beach will not be reduced
during the interim, with three officers per shift on pa-
trol during the weekends and two per shift during
slower weekdays.
Neither Speciale or Cosby will see the promotions
in their paychecks, though: both positions are viewed
as "interim" until a city commission decision is reached
regarding the top police spot. Both continue serving the
city at their respective lieutenant-sergeant salaries.

Maloney
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
for his actions. "Despite the provocation involved," he
wrote, "I was wrong to lose my temper and act in an un-
professional and unchristian manner, even to raising my
voice and using foul language with the mayor. For this
temporary lapse of self discipline, I apologize."
Drescher said she "felt physically threatened" by
Maloney and, in a meeting Oct. 6, gave Maloney a
written ultimatum:
"A written recommendation for your immediate
dismissal for cause ... citing disrespect and insubordi-
nation, forwarded to the city commission for approval.
"As an alternative, and based on your .previous
service to the city, I am prepared, subject to commis-
sion approval, to put you on administrative leave for a
period of six months at full pay and benefits should you
wish to tender your resignation now.
"This would entail a separate agreement whereby
both you and the city agree to a statement whereby your
resignation was due to 'irreconcilable differences' and
end it like that."
And "end it like that" it did. Maloney agreed to the
settlement and, in a city commission meeting Oct. 8,
commissioners concurred.
The agreement "avoids extensive and a less-than-
entertaining process," City Attorney Alan Prather said.
"This process would have to go to public hearings and
possible litigation. It is a very contentious and confron-
tational process that would be very expensive to the
city and to the chief."
The decision to approve the agreement was not
unanimous. At one point Vice Mayor John Chappie
made a motion to amend the settlement agreement to
give Maloney less money, three months pay and
benefits, a motion seconded by Drescher. After dis-
cussion, though, the motion was dropped and the
six-month payment plan was approved 4-1, with
Chappie dissenting.
At the same time, Police Lt. Sam Speciale was
named interim chief for a period of time of no more
than six months. That decision will be discussed after
the Thursday, Oct. 15, city commission meeting.


Publix progress
A pile of 'rbble was all that was left of the old Island Foods store in Holmes Beach last week. The store was
demolished and site preparation has begun for a new Publix supermarket slated to be open in the fall of 1999.
Islander Photo: Pat Copeland.


Maloney/Sanders rift erupted last year


Recent exchanges between Bradenton Beach
Building Official Bill Sanders and Police Chief Jack
Maloney are nothing new.
Maloney questioned a Sanders recommendation
last month to give Code Enforcement Officer Gerry
Rathvon a 2.5 percent pay increase. She had com-
pleted a certification procedure and warranted the
increase, Sanders said.
Maloney said the increase would impact on all
city employees and violated the city's salary in-
crease plan. Commissioners eventually approved
Rathvon's pay hike.
Last year, a "memo war" between the two
erupted regarding city policies relating to city ve-
hicles during a hurricane or other disaster.
Sanders wrote to then-Commissioner Connie
Drescher, liaison between the building department
and the city commission, that he opposed a past
practice of city police using any city vehicles
deemed necessary during a disaster, including the
building official's then-Ford Bronco, at the time one
of the few high-profile vehicles in municipal use.
"All departments within the city have responsi-
bilities that cannot be completed if resources are
taken away," Sanders said at the time.
Maloney said, "The building official is exactly



A tale of chiefs
"Tumultuous" is one word to describe the
Bradenton Beach police chief activity prior to
Jack Maloney joining the force almost 10
years ago and taking over as lead law enforce-
ment officer.
Below is a sample. of recent history's
chief tenure and the related commission deci-
sions:
Dec. 18, 1987: Chief Dennis Robarts is
demoted by a 3-2 commission vote. Former
Officer David Crum is named interim chief.
Dec. 29, 1987: Robarts is reinstated by
a 4-1 commission vote, 11 days after being
demoted. Crum is dismissed from the force.
March 3, 1988: Robarts resigns as chief,
citing "political interference" from Mayor
Lynda Barrett-O'Neill. Sgt. Bill Tillner is ap-
pointed acting chief.
May 5, 1988: Manatee County Sheriff's
Deputy Michael Mooney, a former New York
City police officer, is appointed chief by the
commission.
Nov. 3, 1988: Mooney is fired by a 3-1
commission vote, which cited him for not do-
ing his job properly for a small city. Former
Bradenton Beach officer Paul Fairbanks, who
quit the department under a cloud of contro-
versy three years earlier, is appointed chief.
Dec. 7, 1988: One of the first acts after
the swearing in of two new commissioners
were elected one day earlier was to fire
Fairbanks by a 3-2 vote. Maloney, who began
as an investigator with the Bradenton Beach
Police in June, is appointed chief.


Maloney


right when he states that the police department will
commandeer his department's vehicle (and any other
we need) for use during a storm. This was never an
issue before, because in the past, employees cooper-
ated and were well aware of the police department's
potential use of other departments' equipment in an
emergency.
"If Mr. Sanders would stop wasting time with
snide memos, and instead talk and cooperate, a lot
more would be accomplished," Maloney said.
Commissioner Drescher then wrote a memo to
Maloney.
"I find your statements in answer to Mr. Sand-
ers' memo unproductive and unnecessarily negative
and, indeed, counterproductive," Drescher said.
Sanders continued the brouhaha with the follow-
ing to Maloney:
"After reading your memo shortly after talking
to the. mayor, I first thought you had purposely mis-
understood and misconstrued the meaning and con-
tent of [my] memo to Commissioner Drescher," he
wrote. "But it was such a shallow and transparent
ploy that I could not believe even you could be that
stupid. It was then I realized you have a reading dis-
ability of some type causing you to misunderstand
the English language when written.
"That being the case, I will try to clarify the
points raised in your memo for big words I will
include synonyms (a word having the same or nearly
the same meaning as another word or other words in
a language) or definitions in brackets to be sure you
understand. If you still have a problem, just give me
a call and 1 will explain further or draw you a pic-
ture," Sanders continued.
"The long and the short of this message is: con-
trol your people and keep them out of other people's
hair; mind your own business; and be polite. Most
people do not have to be reminded of these things,
no doubt, if you were not disabled, you wouldn't
either. Lately I have been spending a lot of time re-
sponding to your department meddling in mine, time
I can ill afford for that purpose. In the past, I thought
it was because you were a meddling egotistical
dunce with an inflated opinion of his worth in the
world. Now I know it's all because of your disabil-
ity, so I sincerely apologize for thinking you were a
meddling egotistical dunce."
Then-Mayor Leroy Arnold eventually put a stop
to the exchange with the statement, "I do not like,
nor do I approve of the recent memos that are per-
sonal remarks between department heads. This must
cease immediately!"






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 OCTOBER 14, 1998 0 PAGE 3 1]]


Center seeks support on

Holmes Beach City Hall project


The Anna Maria Island Community Center is
seeking support from Islanders in its attempt to
lease the former Holmes Beach City Hall.
Center officials hope to use the old city hall for
teen after-school and summer programs for middle
and high school students. Center officials say they
currently cannot offer such programs due to exist-
ing elementary school programs at the Anna Maria
City facility.
More extensive adult programs would also be
held at the city hall site. It would also allow regu-
lation and oversight for the planned multi-use field
next to the new city hall off Marina Drive.
Center officials say their expense of $40,000 to


bring the building up to code is a better use of the
building that the city spending $10,000 or more to
demolish it.
Center officials hope Islanders will call or write
Holmes Beach city commissioners prior to the 9
a.m. Oct. 15 vote. Commissioners may be reached
at city hall, 5901 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach,
34217, or by phone. Telephone numbers for com-
missioners are as follows:
Don Maloney, commission chair, 778-4865.
Luke Courtney, 778-5405.
Pat Geyer, 779-1700.
Sandy Haas-Martens, 778-1383.
Roger Lutz, 778-9630.


Turtle strategy meeting next week
A strategy to control lights to preserve baby turtles, members and, it is hoped, many from the public.
and to put together a manual to back it up, is to be de- Turtle Watch has $3,000 from Manatee County,
veloped at a meeting Wednesday, Oct. 21. $1,500 from Holmes Beach and $600 from Bradenton
The session will be at 8 a.m. at the Bradenton Beach to offset the expenses of printing guides for resi-
Beach City Hall. Participating will be Anna Maria Is- dents as to how make their lighting turtle-friendly; to
land code enforcement officers, an engineer with replace cages lost in storms; and a camera. And Turtle
Florida Power & Light, a representative of the Florida Watch fervently hopes to have enough money for a
Department of Environmental Protection, Turtle Watch computer for its records.


Ball field construction to start soon


Holmes Beach City Commissioner Luke Courtney
said last week that Manatee County will start construction
of the new Babe Ruth/Little League ball field soon. The
field will be named for Island baseball great Birdie
Tebbetts.
The county asked the city to contract an engineering
firm to determine the elevations of the ball field so fill can
be brought in to level the field, Courtney said. The county
will provide fill and labor, but the city must haul the fill.
Mayor Carol Whitmore said she contacted the


city's engineering firm and it will determine the eleva-
tions of the entire recreation area.
"Do you want me to ask the county commission
what they would charge to design and construct the
soccer field?" Whitmore asked commissioners. "Or do
you want me to ask them to work out a deal like the ball
field where they do it all based on an interlocal agree-
ment for use?"
"I want to know first how they'd operate the sched-
uling," Commissioner Pat Geyer said.


Traffic one-lane-only on
Cortez Bridge Oct. 14
It'll be one-lane traffic on the Cortez Bridge
Wednesday, Oct. 14, as Florida Department of Trans-
portation crews repair some damaged pilings under the
span.
Work is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Alternate
routes are suggested to avoid traffic congestion.
DOT spokesman Gene O'Dell said the work is part
of ongoing maintenance to the structure.



Anna Maria City
None

Bradenton Beach
10/15, 7 p.m., Commission meeting

Holmes Beach
10/15, 9 a.m., Commission work session
10/15, 1 p.m., Board of Adjustment,
CANCELED
10/20, 9 a.m., Canal Commission
10/20, 7 p.m., Commission meeting
10/21, 9 a.m., Commission work session on
post-disaster redevelopment plan

Of Interest
10/14, 10 a.m., Island Emergency Operations
Center, Fire Station 1, 6001 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.
10/19, 2 p.m., Island Transportation Planning
Organization, Bradenton Beach City Hall.




Bradenton Beach
10/1, 7 p.m., city commission. Agenda: critique on
city's response to Hurricane Georges, information
packet for citizens and new commissioners, consent
agenda and public comments.


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Cafe on the Beach lease talks continue


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Interested people from the Gulf to the courthouse
are meeting this week to seek a way to get Cafe on the
Beach operators off the hook, as all sides seem to want
to do.
Danny Hopkins, director of the Manatee County
Department of Parks and Recreation, said he, his staff,
lawyers and County Manager Ernie Padgett would
meet as many times as necessary with cafe operators
Gene Schaefer and Dee Percifield.
What they all are looking for is a way Schaefer and
Percifield can operate the cafe apart from their rigid
contract until a new lease can be put out to bid and
negotiated.
That could take 180 days, if past transactions are
any guide, said Schaefer. P.S. Beach Associates, the
corporate entity which he and Percifield own, probably
would be a bidder, he said. Their present contract cov-
ers Cafe on the Beach, where Manatee Avenue meets
the Gulf, and the concession stand at Coquina Beach.
Schaefer said rent for the property started at
$12,500, went up as per contract to $14,375 and last
June hit $16,531. That was the final of many unfortu-
nate straws, and P.S. Beach let the rent slide. The bill
now is up to $69,000 and the county feels it can't re-
sponsibly ignore the matter.
In the past the county has let the rent coast over the
slow season and P.S. Beach has made it up during busy
times, but this time it can't do so, said Schaefer.
"We lost most of the winter season to bad weather,
when people stayed away from the beach," he said.
"We hoped the summer would make it up, but instead
it was the hottest in years."
He listed other causes of the incipient disaster: a.
1992-93 beach renourishment project that kept people
from the beach, closing of the Cortez bridge for months.
in 1995-96, and unrelenting red tide that for 57 days,
washed dead fish onto the beach.
The county has been extremely cooperative, he:
said, and public support has been phenomenal.
"Six and a half years ago we took over an all but
defunct business" he noted, "and we paid for all the


Cafe on the Beach operators have pleaded with the county to drop their lease for concession stands at Mana-
tee Public Beach and Coquina Beach. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood
improvements and repairs and remodeling we had to do and let them "take our chances on rebidding" for a the new
to make it attractive to the public. It's been a success lease: "We know what this business will support."
by most standards, but we can't operate any more The county commission, which ordered its staff to
within this contract." work it out if at all possible, will hear the outcome of
His and Percifield's preference is to end the contract those efforts at its meeting Tuesday, Oct. 20.

Commission accepts GTE bid for city hall phones
The Holmes Beach City Commission last week GTE $26,442.21.
accepted a bid of $26,442.21 from GTE for a telephone Express Phone Systems $18,647.
system for new city hall. Coast to Coast Communications Inc. -$41,341.
The city received six bids for the system: Three of the six bids did not meet the criteria. They
Comtel $29,149. were Communication Engineers Inc., Sprint and Ex-
Communication Engineers Inc. $20,000. press Phone Systems. GTE was the lowest of the three
Sprint $27,274. qualified bids.


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October 15, 1998 7PM

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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

Ernie Padgett






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Bridge Street Village planned in Bradenton Beach
A multi-use complex of shops, condominiums and a restaurant is in the planning stages for Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach. Called Bridge Street Village, the project
will be on nine lots on the north side of Bridge Street east of Gulf Drive. Part of the site includes Key West Willy's restaurant, which will be demolished. Plans callfor
a new restaurant, 10 commercial retail-professional spaces at ground level and 16 two-bedroom condominium units atop the shops. Owner of the project is Dino
Karounos of Sarasota; project coordinator is Ed Zapatka; Emily Anne Smith of Eatman & Smith architects is designer. Initial construction is expected within 12
months pending city approval of project plans.


Premier 'Cracker' talks of Spanish-American War Monday


Gib Bergquist of Holmes Beach, the
Island's premier Florida Cracker and
author of "Cracker's Crumbs" newspa-
per columns and the book of the same
name, will discuss Manatee County's
part in the Spanish-American War of
1898 on Monday, Oct. 19.


He will be featured at a public meet-
ing of the Anna Maria Island Historical
Society at the Anna Maria City Hall, Gulf
Drive and Pine Avenue, at 7:30 p.m.
Born in Pierce, Fla., he was a spe-
cial agent of the Federal Bureau of In-
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Chicken soup anyone?
So here's the skinny:
Bradenton Beach Building Official Bill Sanders
goes to his boat at the Bradenton Beach Marina to pick
up some clothes before the expected evacuation order
for Hurricane Georges Sept. 24.
He hits a dry-docked boat with his city van. Sand-
ers' estimate of damage is less than $250, and he leaves
the scene to go to city hall for some storm-related meet-
ings. He mentions the accident to clerks at city hall,
who happened to have noticed the damage.
Several hours later, Bradenton Beach police ar-
rive, look at Sanders' city vehicle, determine damage
at about $1,500, and charged him with an $83 "failure
to use due care" traffic citation.
Once the storm passes, Sanders writes a memo to
Mayor Connie Drescher and the city commission on
the accident. He states in his Sept. 29 memo: "Appar-
ently the newspapers have been notified that I was in-
volved in a hit-and-run accident with my arrest eminent
(sic). I thought I should give you this brief history from
my standpoint before leaving for jail."
Mayor Connie Drescher gives him a disciplinary
notice Sept. 30 that states, in part, "you set an example
for employees. You should have been more observant
while operating the vehicle and, therefore, you are re-
stricted to use the van only during working hours for
the next 30 days."
Sanders responds via a Sept. 30 memo with,
"having mandatory disciplinary action for an accident
where a person wasn't openly negligent, wasn't com-
mitting a crime if no accident had ensued is ridiculous
in my opinion .... Accidents happen to all of us every
day, some big, some small ...."
On Oct. 2, Sanders writes to the mayor and city
commission that, "for some time it has been apparent
to me that the police chief has a vendetta against me or
maybe all building officials."
Sanders continues ominously: "Circumstances he
was probably involved in surrounding my accident of
Sept. 24 are getting dangerously close to violating my
legal rights and misuse of his public position if
founded."
Chief Jack Maloney confronts the mayor later
that day. Following their meeting, she describes his
actions as "out of control." She left her office, followed
by the chief, she said, explaining "I felt physically
threaten (sic)."
On Oct. 6, Maloney apologizes for his behavior,
saying, "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 lack of self discipline I apologize."
Later that day, Drescher meets with Maloney and


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says she intends to fire him if he doesn't resign. She
offers him a "golden parachute" of six months pay if
he leaves. Maloney accepts.
Two days later, the city commission by a 4-1 vote
accepts Maloney's letter of resignation along with the
pay-out plan and a written agreement that no further
legal action would ensue.
Here's a pointed question from a concerned citi-
zen:
"Why can't two people say they're sorry and for-
get it?" one person asked.
And our questions ... amid all the flurry:
Why couldn't the mayor find a graceful, profes-
sional way to handle an awkward situation, accept
Maloney's apology and carry on with business?
Why didn't the mayor call a special meeting of the
commission before issuing her demands to the chief?
Her premature action may not have been the preferred


solution of more-seasoned administrators.
The deal was done before the rest of the board had
an ear to the problems afoot. A done deal.
We think Jack Maloney agree with him or not,
as some folks were quick to point out got a bum
deal.
And what did Sanders get from his buddy the
mayor for his accusations and innuendo?
If a 10-year veteran of an oft-contentious city loses
his temper once and gets fired, what's next?
What can other city employees expect in this vola-
tile atmosphere? After all, mayors and commissioners
serve two-year terms, while employees are, well, em-
ployed.
Bradenton Beach appears immersed in "kitchen poli-
tics." filled with well-intentioned homespun recipes.
Unfortunately, chicken soup won't heal these woes
but maybe an election will. Homemakers need not apply.


Thanks to police
Editor's note: the following letter was sent to
Bradenton Beach Mayor Connie Drescher, with a
copy to The Islander Bystander.
I want to write and tell you how much my staff
and I appreciate the efforts of the Bradenton Beach
Police Department facilitating the traffic situation in
regard to the drainage project in Bradenton Beach.
We all are well aware of the prolonged nature of
this project as well as the extremely hot weather that
they had to work in. Thanks to the efforts of the
Bradenton Beach Police Department, the inconve-
nience to traffic in the area has been very limited.
As the owner of a business in Bradenton Beach
we have had opportunities to interact with Chief Jack
Maloney, Sgt. John Cosby and the officers of the
Bradenton Beach police force. My staff and I appre-
ciate the friendly, professional, courteous manner
with which they approach their task. They are a sig-
nificant contribution to the vibrant community of
Bradenton Beach.
Ed Chiles, Beach House restaurant,
Bradenton Beach


Neighbors pull together
In the wake of Hurricane Georges. I would like to
thank the residents of Manatee County, specifically the
citizens of the West Side/Anna Maria Fire Control Dis-
tricts, for their assistance while preparing for the storm.
Your assistance in the evacuation operation was in-
valuable. Without your cooperation, this process could
have been quite chaotic. During the sand-bag operation,
I observed many people filling and loading their own
sand-bags, then sticking around to fill 20 to 30 more for
other people. We had several citizens stop by to volunteer
their time and assistance to the department.
It was very refreshing to see neighbors pulling to-
gether in a team effort to prepare not only themselves but
their fellow citizens for the possible problems that a storm
could present to our community. Again, we at the West
Side and Anna Maria Fire Control District thank you for
all of your help in preparing for the storm.
Lt.Barry L. Brooks,
West Side/Anna Maria Fire District

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THIS WERE THE BiS
Part 1, The Life and Loves of Hernando De Soto
by June Alder


Sturdy sailing ships like this became masters of the seas in the adventurous 15th
and 16th centuries.


THE INCREDIBLE

CONQUISTADOR


Next year will mark the 460th anni-
versary of the arrival on our shores of
Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto. On
a Friday morning, the 30th day of May
in the year 1539, his galleons passed
between Anna Maria Island and Egmont
Key into the bright waters of Tampa
Bay.
Think of it. One of the most signifi-
cant events in our country's history oc-
curred right on our doorstep. Indeed, De
Soto may have camped on our Island.
Oh, I know some folks may dispute
this, saying the landing spot is some-
where else, even that it wasn't at Tampa
Bay at all. It could have been in the area
of Ruskin on the Little Manatee River
that De Soto unloaded his ships. Or
some place in the vicinity of Charlotte
Harbor. One theory is that De Soto
landed even farther to the south-at the
Caloosahatchee River.
The fact remains that in 1939
Shaw's Point on the Manatee River was
chosen as the site of the De Soto Na-
tional Memorial, an historical "indoor/
outdoor" museum visited by thousands
of people each year.
As far as I am concerned, the impor-
tant thing is not the where or when but
the what, the how and the why. This in-
credible tale of De Soto's hegiras, first
in Latin America and then through
Florida and the vast southeastern section
of North America, must be told by fo-
cusing on De Soto the man and the other
characters in a drama that has captured
the imagination of Americans over the
centuries.
What varied characters they were.


Haughty conquistadores on horseback.
Ordinary foot soldiers struggling
through swamps and jungles. Indian
warriors who often outwitted and
outfought those Spaniards. High-born
women waiting for their men back in
Havana and Seville. Black slaves, male
and female, used as beasts of burden.
Native men, women and even children
forced into servitude and mercilessly
slaughtered if they rebelled.
De Soto's dreams of gold and
glory ended in suffering and death. The
irony was that De Soto had found his
treasure but he didn't know it. It would
remain for generations to come to ap-
preciate this beautiful land of America.
To start our story off, here are a
few facts to pique your interest:
Did you know that DeSoto was
only 14 years old when he first set foot
in the New World?
Did you know he played chess
with the captive potentate of the once-
mighty Inca empire?
Did you know he had love affairs
with two Indian princesses of high sta-
tion while his true love, also of noble
birth, pined away for him back in
Spain?
And did you know that the woman
who became De Soto's wife ruled as
governor of Cuba for five years while
he was in Florida?
You'll learn all about these details
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Even a blind man
(woman) can see
The citizens of Bradenton Beach should take a hard
look at the facts and voice their opinions to their commis-
sioners. The head of planning and zoning, Bill Sanders,
was involved in a traffic accident in a city vehicle at
Bradenton Beach Marina with a boat in dry dock on Sept.
24 at approximately 11:30 a.m., while performing a per-
sonal errand during normal working hours.
After colliding with the stationary boat, Mr. Sanders
made the decision to leave the scene, not leaving his in-
formation, reporting it to the police or notifying any of the
several employees of the marina so they could insure that
the boat he struck was in balance and would not fall from
its stands, possibly causing massive damage while also
endangering human lives.
When Mr. Sanders left the scene of an accident, he
became engaged in a criminal activity under the Florida
Statutes and he was working as an agent for the city.
This should come as no surprise for Mr. Sanders, who
cannot see any of the zoning violations at this marina
where his boat is moored, including the two illegal park-
ing lots that are on residential lots on Bay Avenue oper-
ated by the marina.
He received a ticket only after another city employee
reported the accident, about four hours later. Then he had
the nerve to write two memos that stated he should not
have received a ticket and that the Police Chief had a ven-
detta against him.
In my eyes, if Police Chief Maloney had a vendetta
or was being vindictive against Mr. Sanders, he would not
have given him a break with just the ticket. Instead, he
would have thrown his butt in jail and charged him crimi-
nally as set forth in the Florida Statutes.
As police chief, Maloney has been praised publicly
during the past few months by the mayor and commission
for his work and contributions to the city over the past ten
years. Now we find out from the mayor that the chief was
on the verge of termination for a long period. Does this
make sense? Not!
Yes it does, if you read former "King Mayor" Dick
Connick's book on "How to Rule Bradenton Beach."
My only thoughts are that if Mayor Connie Dreschcr
stays in power for her full term, the city should do the
following:
(1) Amend the annual budget and put $100,000 in an
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Maloney fiasco.)
I will bet the city has spent over fifty thousand dol-
lars on these two, and that is in just one quarter of the year.
Way to go Mayor Drescher, you are doing a wonderful job
in bringing more revenue into the city.
(2) Retain the city attorney on a salary and bring his
office in house. This way you may have some concept of
the law and it may prove to be more cost effective than
paying an hourly fee.
At the rate you are going, that would make any attorney
smile.
(3) A liability insurance policy would cover inappro-
priate and impulsive decisions.
(4) Discontinue any public comments at commission
meetings unless the mayor wants your comment.
(5) Hire a doorman bodyguard for the mayor, so no
one will slam her door.
James H. Royals, Bradenton Beach

Bradenton Beach Police
thoughts
The following letter was sent to Bradenton Beach
Mayor Connie Drescher.
I do not presume to tell you how to run city affairs,
but I do see some opportunities for the city regarding the
future of law enforcement. I have some suggestions for
your consideration, some of which would take some cour-
age, others which impact on who runs this city, and some
on fiscal responsibility.
First, I suggest you meet with the acting chief and lay
out your expectations as to job performance and priorities.
It is a given that employees welcome and need to know
exactly what you expect of them. All employees are en-
titled to this, and it involves more than just going by ajob
description. This is an opportunity to establish, for a
change, who runs the city and who establishes priorities.
you and others have always endorsed the idea of better
community policing foot patrols, cruising the neighbor-
hoods, talking with and getting to know citizens. Ask the
acting chief to give you a written plan on how he plans to
accomplish these things, assuming the commission is still
interested. Do you want speeding, illegal parking, drunk
driving violations vigorously enforced' Tell him. He
should welcome this leadership input.
Second. I suggest the $25.000 it will cost the city on
Mr. Maloney's departure should come out of the police
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rected to cut back on expenditures, including overtime, so
the police budget will not have to be augmented. I think
we can do just fine with eight sworn officers for the time
being, and maybe permanently. I think you will agree that
the police budget has grown by leaps and bounds over the
past few years, and it is time to responsibly reign it in. Ask
him if he has any ideas on changes he feels would make
for a better, more productive force.
Now would be a good time to audit the department's
petty cash.
Finally, since attending the citizens police academy,
I have been impressed with the philosophy and capabili-
ties of Sheriff Charlie Wells' office. They are well along
in community policing as evidenced in Anna Maria,
where they assign the same officers to get the know the
area and citizens very well. With our huge police budget,
it would be responsible to at least look into the cost of
having Manatee County provide public safety services to
our city. After all, they already do all the 911 work and
dispatching of our police after hours and on weekends.
Also, they already have jurisdiction anywhere in the
county, including Bradenton Beach. I know there are those
who cling loyally to "friends' on the force, but I wonder
how much they know or care about the cost to taxpayers
in this city. Consider asking the sheriff to make a personal
presentation to the commission. You have nothing to lose
and potentially a lot to gain with saved tax dollars. If it
happened. I am confident that many of our fine officers
would be picked up by the county and assigned here.
Harry Brown, Bradenton Beach

To the citizens of Island
On behalf of our departments, thank you for your at-
tendance, participation and support of the 1998 Island
Bicycle Rodeo and Safety Expo. Combining the forces of
local law enforcement and area businesses, we coordi-
nated the most successful rodeo to date. Our community
is a generous one, and although there were too many con-
tributors to list here, we are grateful to each one.
To witness the unity of Islanders of all ages was
fulfilling. To observe the benevolence of area busi-
nesses was encouraging. To see so many children
laughing and smiling was the ultimate reward.
Thank you and we hope to see you all again next
year.
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Canal comisssion seeks permission for pilot project


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach canal commissioners plan to ask the
City commission for permission to begin a pilot project on
one or two of the city's canals.
Members had made the request in August but city
commissioners did not act on it. They want to begin the
project before their appointed mission ends Dec. 31. The
canal commission was appointed to study the feasibility
of dredging the city's canals and has been meeting for two
years.
"The canal commission believes that one or two se-
lected canals should be used as a pilot program to provide
us with a good indication of the extent of the problems,
amount of spoil material expense and the experience in-
volved in working with dredging specialists and contrac-
tors," members said in a memo to the city commission.
Canal commissioners are also working on a new set
of recommendations for the city commission that are the
result of visits to Cape Coral and North Port, which have
ambitious canal maintenance programs.
Members were particularly impressed with Cape
Coral's approach to maintaining its canals and drainage
systems. The city has 400 miles of canals and has the larg-
est municipal dredging operation in the country, with four
dredges in constant operation, member Jerry Perry said.
"There are 91 employees in Cape Coral's Public
Works Department, 22 of them in the dredging depart-
ment alone," Perry noted. "The cost of dredging is paid by
an annual stormwater utility fee of $28 to $30 that is im-
posed on every property owner."
The fee generates $2 million for stormwater drainage
and $900,000 of this goes into the dredging program.
"The thing that has become clear to us is that it's not
just a question of maintaining canals for recreational boat-
ers and fishing people," Perry pointed out. "We have to
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stormwater management utility fee to be paid by all resi-
dents and property owners."
Public Works Supervisor Joe Duennes said about 90
percent of the city's stonnwater drains off into the canals.
Perry recommended that the city consider the possi-
bility of purchasing dredging equipment and entering into
an interlocal agreement with the cities of Anna Maria and
Bradenton Beach to share in the cost, maintenance and use
of the equipment.
Mayor Carol Whitmore said the town of Longboat
Key and the county should also be included. She sug-
gested that canal commissioners meet with Jack
Gorzeman, environmental projects coordinator for Mana-
tee County, concerning county resources that might be
available.
"This is not just a Holmes Beach issue." Whitmore
noted. "I really think if you get everybody together, you'd
get a lot more help."
Perry's final recommendation was that an Island-wide
canal commission be established. He said an easy way to


In-depth study
From left, Holmes Beach
; a Public Works Supervisor
Joe Duennes and canal
commissioners Bob
Jorgensen, Jerry Perry,
Louie Strickland and Sam
SPlanck study draft depth
data completed by re-
searchers from the
University of Florida's
Sea Grant Program.
Islander Photo:
Pat Copeland.

accomplish this would be to add canal dredging to the
duties of the Island Flood Mitigation Committee.
"It's been in operation for two years and its primary
purpose is to study ways to reduce flood insurance rates,
to reduce the damage from floods and to handle
stormwater runoff," Perry said. "All the public works di-
rectors are on it."
"It makes sense," Duennes agreed. "I think it's a great
idea. We could get some people who are interested in ca-
nals on the committee or form a subcommittee. By using
stormwater drainage as an important factor in dredging the
canals, we might be able to get a grant from Swiftmud
(Southwest Florida Water Management District) as a
source of funding."
The other members agreed with Perry's recommen-
dations but said they are only for discussion purposes at
this time but may become a part of the group's final re-
port.
For their next meeting, commissioners plan to get a
more detailed explanation of canal depth data provided by
the Florida Sea Grant Program.
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Red Riding Hood and Friends" at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct.
16, at the Center. Family, friends and the general pub-
lic are invited free of charge. Refreshments will be
served at 5:30 p.m.
Theater professional Robin Rhodes will direct the
children as they meet up with some favorite fairy-tale
and nursery-rhyme characters on the way to Grandma's
house. For more information, call the Center at 778-
1908.

Swing kids workshop
Friday night
Dance and theater professional Robin Rhodes in-
vites ladies and men ages 14 through 18 years old to get
into the swing of the swing dance rage at instructional
workshops from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, and Fri-
day, Oct. 23, at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
No prior experience is necessary. The fee will be
$5 per person per class. Students are asked to sign up
in advance by calling the Center, 778-1908.

Tai chi resumes Monday
at Center
Last year's popular tai chi chuan instruction for
adults will resume Monday evenings starting Oct. 19
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Class will run from 7 to
8:15 p.m. for eight sessions through Dec. 7. The fee for
Center members will be $44 for the eight weeks or
$5.50 per class. Non-members will pay $50 or $6.25
per class.
Tai chi chuan is a Chinese system of calisthenics
that promotes balance, health, wellness and relaxation.
For more information, call instructor Michelle Fouts at
955-8184 or the Community Center at 778-1908.

Orchestra starts
rehearsals Saturday
The Anna Maria Island Community Orchestra,
ready to begin rehearsals Saturday, Oct. 17, is still
looking for volunteer musicians in all string sections as
well as French horn and trumpet players, said Alfred
Gershfeld, artistic director.
Rehearsals will be every Saturday from 9:30 a.m.
until noon at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information may be obtained or
auditions arranged at 756-9304 or 954-8002.


How does your
garden grow?
The Anna Maria Island Garden Club will hold its
first meeting of the 1998-99 season at 1 p.m. Wednes-
day, Oct. 21, at Roser Memorial Community Church,
512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Guests are welcome to
attend.
For information, call 778-0182.


'Early settlers bread'
baked Wednesdays
Members of the Anna Maria Island Historical
Society are baking bread early every Wednesday and
selling hot loaves at the Island Historical Museum,
402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City. Proceeds go to main-
tenance of the museum. Information is available at
778-0492.


Halloween candy for sale
The Island Football Club Under-JO Soccer Team is
selling Halloween candy to raise money for a
tournament. Brad Bryant, left, Nick Sato and Conner
Bystrom display the bags of candy which have 100
pieces of assorted, kid-size candy bars. The 3 1/2-
pound bag costs $10. You can give to a good cause
and even have the candy delivered to your door. For
orders, call Paula Brant, 778-7954, or Tracey
Mitchell, 778-5337. Islander Photo: Courtesy of Bill
Bvstrom

Doll artist at store
Anything Goes Inc., with stores in Anna Maria
City and at the Red Barn Flea Market, Bradenton, has
famed doll artist "Rustie" appearing at the Red Barn
shop from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, said owner
Carmen Pedota.
Rustie will have original dolls and will sign auto-
graphs, said Pedota. The Red Barn is at 1707 First St.
E., Bradenton. Further information is available at 778-
4456.
Benefit for
cancer victim Sunday
Live entertainment, auction and raffle are sched-
uled at a benefit for Wayne Gordon Sunday, Oct. 18,
at Marina Bay restaurant, 5325 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach.
A year ago Gordon was diagnosed with terminal
brain cancer, and has had two operations, radiation
treatment, and chemotherapy. His wife Dawn is head
server at Marina Bay.
Entertainment will feature Big Mama, Chuck Dou-
glas, Brian Beebe and Larry Rich. Items donated by
merchants, artists and other friends will be auctioned.
Tickets are $3, and donations and contributions over
$25 are tax-deductible.
The festivities are to run from 5 to 9 p.m. Further
information is available at 778-7133.


Democrats hear about
amendments Monday
The Anna Maria Island Democratic Club will dis-
cuss proposed state constitutional amendments in the
November general election at the October club meet-
ing Monday, Oct. 19.
The open meeting will be at noon at the Beach
House restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N. in Bradenton
Beach. Information is available at 778-1389.


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Eighteen Republican and nonpartisan candidates
from Manatee and Sarasota Counties in the November
3 general election have been invited to a night with the
voters Wednesday, Oct. 21, at the Resort at the
Longboat Key Club.
Sponsored by the Republican Club of Longboat
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By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach volunteers got the go-ahead to be-
gin work on three traffic islands they offered to adopt
as part of the city's beautification effort.
Volunteers presented their plans to the Parks and
Beautification Advisory Board last week. Islands in-
clude the two at the intersection of Gulf and East Bay
Drives, one at the north entrance of the Manatee
County Public Beach and one at Martinique North.
Cindy Thompson of Paradise Bagels said she and
her family will replace plants that have died on the two
islands at the intersection of Gulf and East Bay Drives
and maintain the plantings.
Mayor Carol Whitmore asked that Thompson use
colorful flowering plants.
The island at the public beach will be a joint effort
between Ella Briggs and Jeb Stewart. Briggs will pur-
chase the plants and Stewart will maintain them.
The island at the Martinique North will be planted
and maintained by a group of condominium residents.
They will maintain the established palm trees and
shrubs, replace mulch and crushed shell and plant lan-
tana for color.
Representatives of Tiffany Place condominiums
presented a landscape plan for their property and asked
for the board's approval.
"There are three things that are very important -
the need to have our plan approved, the need for ap-
proval of a variance and possible restitution by the city
for some of the value lost," representative Robert
Darsey explained.
The restitution is regarding 14 sea grape trees that
were on the south side of Tiffany Place. This summer,
the city ordered the condominium association to re-
move the large trees that were in the city right of way
and also blocking parking on 70th Street.
The association said the trees were valued at $300
each and the removal cost was $1,000, for a total loss
of $5,200. It said that "in order to maintain a balance
of landscape perimeters, the same number of sea grape

Shuffle even this late in
stingray season
By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
The hurricane that drove stingrays close inshore
and into people's feet seems to have left Anna Maria
Island virtually unstung.
A rash of stingray incidents closely followed Hur-
ricane Georges, and the assumption is that the storm
sent stingrays higher into the shallows than normal.
There, beachgoers who neglected the "stingray
shuffle" stepped on the rays buried'in the sand at surf's
edge and the fish whipped their defenses up and
planted their barbs in insteps and ankles.
From north and south of the Island came com-
plaints from those who walked through the shallows
instead of shuffling their feet, warning the rays so they
could get away from there.
Jay Moyles, head of lifeguards as chief of marine
rescue for the Manatee County Department of Public
Safety, said there have been nine stings so far in Oc-
tober at Manatee public beach, none at Coquina. That's
not even up to average, he said.
He theorized that by the time rays got near the
beach shallows, they headed for sandbars just offshore.
Stingrays mate in the shallows from April to Oc-
tober, he said, and the young are born on flats and sand-
bars. The youngsters can sting, but seldom do.
The sharks are aware of the mating schedule, said
Moyles, and often dine almost right up on the beach for
"the rays are filet mignon to sharks."
But this year there were few sharks close inshore,
"a few small sand sharks and nurse sharks, but nothing
that caused us to close the beach."

Championship golf game
The Woodlands Golf Course is having a Men's Ex-
ecutive Amateur Championship on Saturday and Sunday,
Oct. 17 and 18. Tee times for both days begin at 8 a.m.
A cookout and short awards program will follow play
on Sunday. The entry fee is $55 and includes two days of
golf, cart, prizes, donuts and coffee and the cookout.
The course is located at 5901 Erie Road, Ellenton.


City needs letters
to support Island
gateway project
The Holmes Beach Parks and Beautification
Advisory Board needs letters of support for its
"Gateway to the Island" project.
The group is applying for a grant to beautify
the area from the Anna Maria Bridge to the traf-
fic light at East Bay Drive. Letters will be in-
cluded in the grant package to show community
support for the project.
Letters should be sent to Mayor Carol
Whitmore, 5901 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach,
34217.


trees are being removed from the south side of 71st
Street at the same value loss, bringing the total value
loss to Tiffany Place of $10,400."
The landscape plan cost an additional $1,500
which should be added to the $10,400, said the asso-
ciation. It asked the city to share the cost.
Although board members didn't discuss the resti-
tution request, they did discuss the variance request.
Building Official Joe Duennes said they might not need
a variance if the plantings are on their property and
within the setbacks. He asked them to bring him a sur-
vey to review for a determination.
In other business:
The board will present a proposed landscape plan
for the Manatee County Public Beach to the county.
Chairman Sheila Hurst submitted her resignation
because she is moving to Naples. Members will elect
a new chairman at the next meeting.
Sarah Maloney will join the board as new member.
The city will seek proposals from landscape ar-
chitects for the Gateway to the Island project. This is
the planned beautification of the area from the Anna
Maria Bridge to East Bay Drive.

Garden club dinner
meeting Thursday
The Anna Maria Island Garden Club's first dinner
meeting of the season will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct.
15, at the Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach, said the club's president, Sabine Buehler.
A program on "Sunflowers" will be presented by
Marguerite Carrick. The affair is open to non-members,
said Buehler, and they should call 778-4432 for reser-
vations.




Gioja Stallforth Webster
Gioja Stallforth Webster, 86, seasonal resident of
Anna Maria, died Oct. 4 in Tallahassee.
Stallforth was born in El Paso, Texas, while her
family, Germans living in Mexico, were fleeing from
Pancho Villa's revolution. She grew up in New York
City and Europe. She lived part-time in Anna Maria
City since 1981.
While in New York, she was active in the
Woodstock Elementary School Parent-Teacher Asso-
ciation, Red Cross, Woodstock Library Board and
Woodstock Guild.
A memorial celebration is planned for Saturday,
Jan. 2, in Anna Maria. Memorial contributions may be
made to the Friends of the Island Branch Library, Is-
land Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach, FL 34217.
She is survived by three daughters, Gioja W.
Brislawn of Oshoto, Wyo., Sat Guru Kaur Khalsa
(formerly Marileen Webster) of Santa Cruz, N.M.,
and Lawrence Webster of Tallahassee, Fla.; eight
grandchildren, Mary Aye Prevo, Benjamin Webster
Prevo, Simrat Kaur Khalsa (formerly Alice Pfeiler
Prevo), Josie Ann, Eilleen and Bige Brislawn,
Gretchen Hiller Costanzo, and Wyatt Paul Roberts;
and seven great-grandchildren, Lucas Benjamin
Munson, Zachary, Joseph, Nicholas and Jeffrey
Costanzo, Gurunam Kaur and Hargobind Singh
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Turtles won't interfere with renourishment


Turtles won't hold up beach renourishment in
Anna Maria City, those responsible for turtles and
renourishment have reassured residents.
Accommodations for egg-laying sea turtles, pro-
tection of their nests and the hatchlings must be a prime
consideration of any beach project, according to state
regulations.
It was feared that the anticipated beach
renourishment would be endangered by the refusal of
Anna Maria City to help Turtle Watch volunteers in
their efforts to care for hatchlings. Holmes Beach gave


$1,500 and Bradenton Beach $600, Anna Maria zip.
But Suzi Fox, who holds the state permit for turtle
protection on the Island, said the group will monitor
turtle activities there whether Anna Maria cooperates
or not. "We'll be doing it for the state and for the
turtles, not the city."
Jack Gorzeman, in charge of the renourishment
project for Manatee County, said he doesn't anticipate
a conflict.
He hopes the otherwise Island-long beach
renourishment project can be done in the winter of


1999-2000, unless the permitting process holds up
the schedule.
This would avoid the May-October sea turtle
nesting season, when beaches must be kept free of
anything that might interfere with turtles.
In Anna Maria City, only one mile of beach north
from 77th Street will be in the program, he said, for
only 22 of the 78 beachfront property owners in the city
agreed to grant necessary easements on their properties.
Renourishing sand won't hold in stretches less than a
mile, he said.


'Tough turtle love' law passed in Bradenton Beach


By Paul Roat
A tough new sea turtle protection law has been passed
in Bradenton Beach.
City commissioners learned just how tough it is only
minutes after it was adopted, when the requirements of the
ordinance partially stymied a catamaran regatta planned
on the beach.
The turtle law requires all lights at beachfront homes,
motels, condominiums, businesses and streets to be
shielded from the beach during turtle nesting season, May
1 to Oct. 31. The light shielding includes windows with
direct line-of-sight view to the beach and parking lot light-
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Construction within 100 feet of the beach is also pro-
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umbrellas, cabanas, personal watercraft, boats, trailers or
any items that have the potential for entrapment of ma-
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Enter the Hobie Cat regatta at the Beach House res-
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In years past, event sponsors lighted the boats that
were pulled overnight onto the beach in front of the res-
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modeled after a similar law in Sarasota County. Other
Island cities have ordinances suggesting "lights out" but
are mum on chairs and other beach paraphernalia that in-
trude on the nesting path.
Female sea turtles come ashore on the beaches of
Anna Maria Island every summer to lay eggs in nests dug
in the sand. When the nest is covered and the female turtle
proceeds back to the water, the faint glow of light from the
Gulf of Mexico serves as a her guide back to the water.
When the baby turtles come out of their shell and
begin their journey across the sand to the open water, they
too use the natural moonlight and reflection of stars on the
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Gulf water as a marker. Unfortunately, any manmade
source of light on or near the beach can confuse mother
or babies and lead the reptiles astray. Every year, hundreds
of disoriented baby turtles are crushed under vehicle tires,
lost and dehydrated in sea oats or prey to other entrap-
ments before reaching the water.
Violation of the ordinance in Bradenton Beach could
result in a misdemeanor charge against the offender, and
a charge will be levied for each day of the infraction, ac-
cording to the ordinance.
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch Director Suzi Fox
has said people probably won't be cited under the new law
until next nesting season, giving everyone time to comply
with the new rules.
She has said most beachfront property owners are
aware of the threat lights pose to turtles and actively try
to comply with the "lights out" policies. The biggest prob-
lem comes from new residents or visitors who are un-
aware of the lighting threat to sea turtles.


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This 'Guy' really loves cats


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Charlie Guy loves cats. Big cats, little cats, old
cats, young cats. House cats, barn cats, tame cats,
wild cats.
On Anna Maria Island, Guy's in love with wild
cats and lots of them. He takes care of them and says
they give him in return an almost mystic sense of
satisfaction for having helped some of God's aban-
doned creatures.
He commutes 48 miles a day, carrying food and
water from his home near Ellenton to the old Island
Foods site on East Bay Drive south of Manatee Av-
enue.
There, amid a swirling tidal wave of cats, he fills
small containers with food he pays for and mixes
himself, dry cat food with some canned food to
"keep it steady."
The cats meow, occasionally squall, rub against his
legs, sometimes try to climb him, squabble with each
other and generally just be cats. He loves them all.
All 37 of them, currently, give or take a birth or
two. He names them, and they seem to know it. There's
Blinky, for example, blind in one eye. And a jet-black


runt who purrs to Inky.
These are cats gone wild, many of them, or born
wild. No one else can get near them, but let Guy's El
Camino drift onto the parking lot and they start show-
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The cats were hanging around a Dumpster at the
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store owner liked it," he said. "The cats kept the rats
down."
The owner of nearby vacant land threatened to
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CATS, FROM PAGE 14
the cats to come to the old store property for their food.
The irate property owner hasn't accosted him for some
time, he said.
Two and a half years ago he moved from the Is-
land, but he gladly commutes.
He keeps track of his cats, and as a volunteer for
the Humane Society has them "fixed" there when they
need fixing. He can't get further medical help there,
though, and hand-feeds some of them medication he
buys over the counter.
There's no point catching them with his net and
taking them in for rabies shots, he said "You'd never
catch them a second time for the booster. They see that
net handle and you don't see them."
When a cat gets sick beyond what he can do for it,
he takes it to the Humane Society or other animal shel-
ter. He has placed 15 in homes, mostly kittens because


helmets and bike lights, and lots of fin for all. Islander,



the older ones are too hard to handle. He has seven
grown ex-wild cats at his home, though, and they're
gentle enough. With him, anyway.
He also has birds, squirrels and raccoons that drop
by his house for lunch almost every day. One jay parks
on his shoulder and eats from his hand.
Originally from Massachusetts, he has been in
Florida since 1981. He rides a bike five miles a day and
walks another five. "Since 1 quit smoking and lost
weight, I'm in better shape than I was when I was 25."
Now 65, he said he will keep on feeding and oth-
erwise helping wild cats and other wildlife as long as
he's able.
What will he do when Publix puts up a new store
there?
"The cats are survivors, you can see that. They're
still around there, I've found three of the four that hung
out in the building that was torn down. I'll feed them."


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
.Holmes Beach city commissioners last week ap-
proved the first reading of an ordinance establishing a
special procedure to resolve disputes.
The procedure is provided by Florida statute and
establishes a dispute resolution process to settle land
use and environmental disputes created by government
action. The government entity enforcing the action
must appoint a special master to work with all parties
involved to settle the dispute.
In previous discussion on the draft ordinance, City
Attorney Patricia Petruff told commissioners that if any
resident requests a dispute resolution, the city must be
prepared with a procedure in place.
Commissioners also asked Petruff to try to shorten
the draft ordinance, which is 16 pages long.
"I really don't know any way to make it shorter,"
Petruff said. "If you choose not to adopt it and some-
one requests a special master hearing, you will have to
rely solely on what the statute says has to be done. The
problem is the statute is bare bones. It has time frames
and requirements but it doesn't have all the information
you need to go through the process."
The draft ordinance is taken from Manatee
County's ordinance as well as from a model ordinance
provided by the Conflict Resolution Consortium,
which operates under the auspices of the state univer-
sity system, Petruff said.
According to the ordinance, the request for relief must
be filed within 30 days after receipt of the order or notice
of government action. Within 10 days of receiving the
request, the city must appoint a special master.
There is no specialized training for masters, but there
is a course provided by the Conflict Resolution Consor-
tium. Petruff suggested the city request applications for
special masters and prepare a list of acceptable applicants.


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Here comes season
You may have noticed a slight (aach) increase in
traffic with the onset of October. Our favorite long-
term "snowbirds," winter visitors that generally stay
October through March, have begun to flock to Anna
Maria.
And with that, Island business owners are wrap-
ping up vacations and gearing up for "busy-ness."
Due back Oct. 14 to fire up the grill for nonstop
cheeseburgers now 'til next vacation in June, is Miss
Duffy and daughter Peg Geyer at Duffy's Tavern.
Andre and Francois Gotti return from France to
open Chez Andre for breakfast again with Oct. 15 their
target date. As neighbors in the Island Shopping Cen-
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but also so we can see again all our friends among his
regular clientele.
Yes, business is on the up and up on Anna Maria
Island. There are two notable new restaurants on the
immediate horizon.
Bistro at Island's End, an offshoot "bigger sis-
ter" as they call it of Beach Bistro, opened its doors
Tuesday, Oct. 13, following a weekend of preview din-
ing (staff practice) for friends of owner Sean Murphy.
The allure of the smooth stylings of K and the
Rhythm Man weekends and Mike Royal on jazz piano
weekdays mingled with the tell-tale scent of roasting
garlic emitting from the kitchen on the corner of Gulf
Drive and Pine Avenue should add up to a smashing
opening there.
Meanwhile, a new Italian restaurant will succeed
an old Italian restaurant in Holmes Beach, with a third-
generation executive chef in charge.
Giorgio Oldano will open Da Giorgio Italian-
Mediterranean restaurant at 5702 Marina Drive, site of
Biondo's, which closed last March. Prior to Biondo's,
it was the location of another Italian restaurant,
Toscano, and a rock and roll bar known as Turtles prior
to that. The location is across from the Island Branch
Library.
Keep a lookout for the opening Thursday, Oct. 15.
Oldano is an Escoffier award-winning chef who in
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His grandfather Giovanni was head chef at the
Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City in the early
part of this century, and his father was chef at European
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Giorgio Oldano is a native of Asti Piemonte in
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Paris, the Saloon in Philadelphia and Lauro's in
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breads, desserts, ice creams and sorbets," he said, add-
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He has redecorated the premises, added a wall-
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much of the work himself. He and his wife Gladys have
a 16-year-old son Jonathan in high school and a daugh-
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2:30 p.m. and 5 to 11 p.m., with brunch Sunday from
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Reservations not required but appre-
ciated, he said.
Oh boy! Another option for lunch in our Holmes
Beach neighborhood is a welcome event!

Crabby alert
In case you missed this news flash elsewhere in
the newspaper, stone crab season officially opens
Oct. 15.
This Florida/Bahama delicacy is a feast for crab
lovers. For those diving, snorkeling or trapping their
own, remember, claws only.
Being somewhat of an expert at stone crab cook-
ing, cracking and serving, I naturally have my own
two cents to put in on the subject. You'll notice 1
leave the catching to others.
I discovered the microwave is terrific for not
only heating up the precooked claws you'll find at
local seafood houses, it's excellent for preparing
your own scuba diving rewards, raw claws.
Raw stone crabs are tan, cream and brownish in
color. The "meat" is a pale peach color and runny
before it's cooked, like half-set Jell-O. You know of
course, that it is illegal to harvest the crab only
claws may come ashore.
Local commercial crab catchers and fish houses
are required to cook the claws prior to retail sale. If
you catch your own, you're looking at raw claws and
you probably have boiled them in the past. Any that
you buy at a market have already been boiled, and
often many batches of claws are boiled in the same
water a method that produces an unpleasant
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so many crabs one season for a commercial crabber,
the smell caused me to quit eating them for nearly.10
years.
Most important, boiling causes a certain amount
of flavor loss, so you can imagine what re-boiling to
heat them up for dinner costs you in savorability.
Depending on the wattage of your microwave,
you can follow the same directions for raw claws as
for fresh ears of corn. In my model, 500 watts, two
minutes each, turning and rearranging, produces
perfect, yummy claws.
The microwave can produce excellent results for
reheating claws too: manageably hot shells with hot,
moist meat inside. Put claws in a low, flat dish with
a sprinkling of water in the bottom. Don't stack
claws. Then cover with a moistened towel and zap
for 3-5 minutes depending on the quantity.
Great results, fast.
Now for a sauce. If you've been in this area long
enough to remember the former resort on Longboat
Key, Far Horizons, you probably also recall its ex-
cellent dining reputation. Chef Harold Wuelfrath
prepared a mustard-mayonnaise sauce to go with
cold claws that's simple, tangy and delicious. Just
add dry, powdered mustard to mayonnaise to taste
with a squeeze or two of key lime juice.
For hot claws, I plunk a dish of sweet-cream (no
salt) butter in the microwave during the last minute
the claws are cooking. Add a dash of Louisiana hot
sauce and a generous, big squeeze of key lime juice
to the butter. Just twirl your crab tips in the dish and
let it run down the "Popsicle."
Popsicle? We're ready to get cracking.
This may be difficult to visualize, but for opti-
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on its side, with the knuckle bent upward, pushing it
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Thirteen proposed amendments to the
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A member of the Florida bar will lead the
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present will be a number of candidates on the
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claw with a mallet, hammer or other similar device
and also give each of the two knuckles a whack. I
use the flat side of a small hammer, not the nail
banger (head), for maximum cracked area.
Flip the flat part over and give it another good
whack. Now separate the knuckles from the flat end
by twisting and pulling. Pull the cracked shell off of
the flat end by holding the big tip and twisting and
breaking the cracked shell away down to the joint.
Also, pull the little tip out and discard.
What you are left with should resemble a
Popsicle, a flat, hidden cartilage between two sides
of meat and a black and orange tip for a holder. The
perfect sauce-dipping instrument.
Mmmmm. Let's hope the season, the catch and
the weather hold out so we can really enjoy this deli-
cacy.
What? Did I forget the knuckles, the absolutely,*
best part in my estimation? If they're too much
trouble for you, I'll take all I can get.


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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Oct. 2, warrant arrest, 9000 block of Gulf
Drive.
Oct. 3, trespass warning, 10002 Gulf Drive,
Bortell's Lounge. The subject was ordered to leave
the business due to repeated disruptive behavior.
Oct. 3, criminal mischief, 100 block of Oak.
The complainant reported an unknown person re-
moved two panes of glass from a storage area and a
section of lattice material. No entry was made.
Oct. 3, traffic violations, 7800 block of Palm
Ave. The deputy stopped the subject who was trav-
&ing 40 mph in a 25-mph zone. A check showed his
driver's license was suspended, the vehicle was not
registered and the attached tag was not assigned. The


subject was cited for speeding, DWLS without
knowledge, no proof of insurance and having an
expired tag.
Oct. 5, burglary, 100 block of Palmetto. The
victim reported an unknown person removed a gold
chain valued at $100 and a 35-mm camera valued at
$250.
Oct. 7, possession of marijuana, 9800 block of
Gulf Drive. The deputy observed a juvenile subject
jumping on the hood of a vehicle and stopped him.
He ran a check and found two warrants on the sub-
ject. He searched the subject and found a bag of
marijuana. The subject was placed in custody.

Bradenton Beach
Oct. 5, domestic, 1801 Gulf Drive, Runaway
Bay condominiums. The complainant advised the
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According to the report, the complainant and subject
got into an argument over property but came to an
agreement.
The officer stood by while the complainant re-
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Oct. 6, suspicious, 100 block of Seventh Street
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ing order. The officer called the suspect and advised
him not to harass the victim or he would face
charges.
Oct. 2, assist EMS, 2900 block of Avenue C.
The officer said he found the subject semiconscious
in a bedroom. She told him she stepped in a fire ant
mound, started to have a reaction and took medica-
tion. EMS stabilized the subject and transported her
to the hospital.
Oct. 2, theft of a bicycle, 6600 block of Palm
Drive. On Oct. 3, the bicycle was recovered from the
canal at 68th Street and Marina Drive and returned
to the owner.
Oct. 2, traffic, 73rd Street and Marina Drive.
The subject was involved in a traffic crash while
towing a boat to King Fish Boat Ramp, according to
the report.
The officer cited him for towing violations and
violation of a business-only driver's license restric-
tion.
Oct. 3, lost property $80 in cash, 3200 East
Bay Drive, Walgreens.
Oct. 3, traffic, 5300 block of Gulf Drive. The
subject was issued a summons for having an expired
tag.
Oct. 4, suspicious, 6200 block of Flotilla Drive.
The complainant reported an unknown person hit a
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block of Gulf Drive.
Oct. 4, burglary to an automobile, 4000 Gulf
Drive, Manatee County Public Beach. The victim re-
ported an unknown person broke the lock on her ve-
hicle and removed a black case valued at $50 and
containing three passports valued at $30, Florida
identification cards, a Euro-bank card valued at $10,
green cards valued at $10, and $50 in cash.
On Oct. 5, a subject found the black case in her
trash can and called police.
The contents were intact except for missing
cash. The owner claimed the property.
A witness advised the officer that he observed
four subjects casing vehicles in the parking lot. The
officer located the subjects and observed the trunk
of their car contained numerous tools. When they
saw the officer, they left the parking lot. The officer
stopped them for failure to drive in a single lane and
obtained their identification.
Oct. 5, vandalism, 3600 block of East Bay
Drive. The victim reported an unknown person
ripped off the vehicle's side mirror and smashed the
window.
SOct. 5, burglary, 101 66th St., Beach Inn. The
victim reported an unknown person entered the room
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count through an ATM. She said she had no record
of it. She said bank officials advised her to make a
police report so she could obtain the ATM video.
Oct. 6, code violation, 75th Street and Palm
Drive. The complainant reported juveniles soliciting
door-to-door for a daily newspaper.
The supervisor told the officer he had a letter of
permission from the city but he could not produce it.
The officer advised them to cease.
Oct. 7, burglary, 3700 block of Sixth Avenue.
The victim reported an unknown person removed
fishing equipment valued at $175 from a locked stor-
age unit.
Oct. 8, suspicious, 5300 block of Sunrise Lane.
The complainant reported she found her mail on the
ground around her mailbox and some had been
opened.
Oct. 8, assist EMS, 300 block of 56th Street.
The complainant reported she was walking on the
sidewalk and a small dog broke its chain, chased her
and bit her leg. She said she hit a flagpole while run-
ning and cut her arm. EMS responded and bandaged
her arm and she went to the hospital for a checkup.
The owner retrieved the dog and produced its inocu-
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Center soccer schedule
Division 1 (11- to 13-year-olds)
All game, s begin it 7:30 p.m. inle. ss otherwise noted


Island Sports

The week

that as..
By Kevin P. Cassidy


Anna Maria Island
Community Center action
Wednesday's Division II soccer game saw B&M
Cooling & Heating take a 6-2 decision over Longboat
Observer. Jordan Pritchard was the story in this game as
he notched five goals while Shane Pelkey added one.
Anchoring the B&M defense was goalie Kevin
Gruenke and mid-fielder Caitlin Bums, who played great
defense in keeping the Observer attack in check.
Scoring for the Observer were Charlie Woodson and
Sara Claussen.
Wednesday's Division I game had Handy Trac tak-
ing on LaPensee Plumbing and coming out on top by a
score of 5-2.
Handy Trac got balanced scoring as four different
players scored goals led by Kyle Dale, who put two into
the back of the net. Bobby Cooper, Josh Sankey and B.J.
Keim rounded out the Handy scoring.
Jessie's Island Store squeaked past West Coast Cool-
ing 2-1 in a game that was a defensive battle. Jessie's was
led by Nathan Landerholm, who scored the only goal,
while Tierney Green played excellent defense.
In other action, Monday's game saw Air & Energy
take a 3-2 win over Bealls in Division II. The Division I
game saw LaPensee earn a 7-4 win over Island Pest Con-
trol.
Tuesday saw Mr. Bones and West Coast Cooling
battle to a 1-1 tie in Division II.

Island Football Club action
IFC's Under-14 team traveled east to Manatee
County's new Buffalo Creek sports complex and made its
1998-99 season opener a success with a 3-1 victory over
Sarasota Hooters.
Leading the way for IFC was player-of-the-match
Ryan Quigley, who overcame a pulled muscle to score
two goals. Daniel Van Andel supplied the rest of the scor-
ing when he finished off a corner kick from Joey
Mousseau.
Defensive stand outs include Jeremy LeGrand, Jeff
Comkowiycz, Ben Miller, Jordan Bowers and goal keep-
ers Ben Bryant and Ben Holt.
Everyone on the team contributed to the hard-fought
victory, which got the Island Football Club's youth sea-
son off to a positive start.
Other members of this year's team are Jill Pritchard,
Peter Birch, Ryan Quigley, Michael Caudill, Josh Sato
and Scot Vensel.
IFC's Under-10 team didn't fair as well, taking a
tough 6-0 loss on Saturday night despite keeping the ball
on the offensive for most of the first half. The locals trailed
1-0 as the first half ended and most in attendance thought
an offensive explosion would occur.
The offensive explosion came but it was at the ex-
pense our home team. Westside United broke the game
open with five second-half goals to seal their win.



Soccer standings,

week ended Oct. 9
Division I (11- to 13-year-olds)


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

Division II (8- to
Team
Air & Energy
Bealls
Mr. Bones
H.E. Inc.
Longboat Observer
B&M Cooling
West Coast Refrigeration
Jessie's Island Store


Record.
4-2-0
3-1-2
3-0-1
2-1-2
1-2-1
0-6-1


Points
12
11
10
8
4
1


10-year-olds)
Record Points
5-0-1 16
5-1-0 15
3-2-1 10
2-1-1 7
2-3-0 6
1-3-2 5
1-4-1 4
0-5-0 0


Oct. 14
Oct. 15
Oct. 16
Oct. 19
Oct. 20
Oct. 21

Division 2
Oct. 14

Oct. 15

Oct. 16
Oct. 19
Oct. 20
Oct. 21
Oct. 21

Division 3
Oct. 14
Oct. 15

Oct. 20


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

(8- to 10-year-olds)
Mr. Bones vs. Longboat Observer at 5:30 p.m.
Air & Energy vs. B&M Cooling at 6:30 p.m.
Longboat Observer vs. Jessie's Island Store at 5:30 p.m.
West Coast Cooling'vs. H.E. Inc. at 6:30 p.m.
H.E. Inc. vs. Bealls Outlet at 6 p.m.
Beall's Outlet vs. B&M Cooling at 6 p.m.
West Coast Cooling vs. B&M Cooling at 6 p.m.
Jessie's Island Store vs. Longboat Observer at 5:30 p.m.
Bealls Outlet vs. Mr. Bones at 6 p.m.

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


Nick Smith, Joel Mitchell, Connor Bystrom, Chad
Richardson and goalie David Bryant stood out for their
outstanding play. Other members include Nick Sato, Brad
Bryant, lan Douglas, Tyler Schneerer, Spencer Carper,
Donnie Anderson, Nathan Landerholm. Zach Geerhaerts
and Shane and Tanner Pelkey.
IFC's U-12 team wrapped up the first week of play
when they took a tough loss to Manatee North River on
Sunday afternoon after leading twice in the game.
The two teams battled to a 2-2 tie in the first half as
IFC got strong offensive play from Sean Pittman, Skyler
Purcell, Taylor Manning, Michael Wallen, Courtney Tay-
lor and John Maser. Daniel Miller. Max Gazzo. Chris
Klotz and Jordan Pritchard turned in defensive games.
Player-of-the-match Sean Pittman scored both goals
for the Islanders with the first coming on an assist by
Skyler Purcell, while John Maser assisted on the second
goal. Other members of this year's team include Michael
Mijares, Susanna VanAndel. Trey Andricks, Blake Tyre
and Logan Bystrom.
Our best wishes for a speedy recovery go to Logan.
out of action for six weeks due to a broken arm suffered
last Friday night. He will be sorely missed.
The IFC adult team had a home game of sorts -
when they traveled to Manatee County's new sports com-
plex, Buffalo Creek, to take on Largo Budweiser. The
Islanders shook off some rust from two weeks of inactiv-
ity due to Hurricane Georges and a bye week to record a
4-3 win, despite trailing twice in the game.
Leading the Islanders to victory was man-of-the-
match Brett McIntosh, who scored the goal that gave the
locals their first lead of'the game and his pass to Tony
Louis-Charles also known as "TLC" resulted in the
eventual game winner.
Others playing strong games include Ken and Matt
Bowers, Raul Gomez, Jeff Nelson and Bill Romberger.
Three minutes into the game IFC found itself trailing
when Largo Budweiser received a free kick from 45 yards.
With IFC goalie Scott Lindsey positioning his defense,
Largo's Tim Aloriett quickly launched a toe ball that flew
over Lindsey's head and into the goal, making it 1-0.
Five minutes later it looked like IFC was going to get
the equalizer when Ken Bowers broke through the defense
and streaked towards goal, but he got dragged down from
behind at the top of the penalty box. The referee didn't
make the call, which left the Islanders still trailing 1-0.
IFC notched the tying goal in the 17th minute when
Gomez fed Romberger with a nice pass up the middle.
Romberger cut inside the defender and ripped a shot past
the keeper and just underneath the crossbar.
Near the end of the first half, IFC found itself trailing
for a second time in the game, as they committed a defen-
sive foul at the top of the penalty box. Largo's Aloriett
again came through, as his shot went wide of the wall and
into the lower right corner of the goal for a 2-1 Largo lead.
The second half saw IFC go back to playing a more
patient style of soccer, which reaped early dividends. It all
got started when Rich Bell stole the ball and brought it up
field where he passed it to Gomez.
Gomez held the ball before knocking it outside to Ken


Bowers on the left wing. Bowers crossed the ball to
Solano, who was positioned at the right edge of the pen-
alty box. Solano settled the ball before ripping a swerv-
ing shot into the back of the net to tie the score at 2-2.
Two minutes later. Largo committed a foul and IFC
received a free kick, which Gomez fired on goal. The
Largo goalie made the save but then threw the ball away
as Solano intercepted and fed to an overlapping Brett
McIntosh. McIntosh touched the ball once before notch-
ing the go-ahead goal on a rocket to the far post, making
the score 3-2.
IFC extended its lead a few minutes later when Ken
Bowers again found Mclntosh pushing forward from his
right fullback position. Mclntosh one-timed the ball to a
cutting Louis-Charles who got taken down from behind.
"TLC" hammered the penalty kick into the upper-right
corner of the goal for a 4-2 IFC lead.
Largo scored one more goal when Henry Gamez got
mugged in the penalty box resulting in a penalty kick,
which he finished to account for the final 4-3 score.
After the game, the team adjourned to O'Hara's to
celebrate a hard-fought win.
Despite playing out east. the game drew a good crowd
of friends and supporters prompting a return of fan-of-the-
match. The competition was tight this week, as several
people showed great support for the team.
Patty Wheeler stepped up by volunteering to launder
and label our new uniforms and nobody makes them
smell better. Kevin Morash came equipped with a grill,
burgers and hot dogs. He may have made the save of the
day when he blocked an errant pass from demolishing his
cooking set up.
Jim Taylor, with an assist from IFC youth players
Michael Wallen and Sean Pittman, made his presence
known as he retrieved several balls from the woods. You
could hear him breaking branches to make his way to
where the balls had settled.
As you can see, picking a fan-of-the-match can be
tough with support like this, so this week I'm taking the
easy road by picking everyone who made the long trip out
to Buffalo Creek. Next week, with the team's input, we
will narrow the choice to one.
All lour Islaniider Byvstander-sponsored IFC teams are
back in action next week starting on Saturday when IFC
Under-10, co-sponsored by the now-two Beach Bistros,
plays a 9:30 a.m. home game at the Anna Mlaria Island
Community Center against Sarasota.
Palma Sola Animal Clinic's Under-10 IFC team is in
action twice this weekend. First up is a 4 p.m. game at
Butler field in North Port. Sunday has them out at Braden
River for a 1:45 p.m. game against Braden River.
Koala 'Fees Under-14 IFC team is on the road for a
noon kick off against Sarasota 422 at Twin Lakes field,
while the IFC adults sponsored by The Islander By-
stander and O'Hara's has a 1 p.m. kick off at Azalea
Park against Nam Phong.
Come on out and support your local teams. The cara-
van for the adult team's game will meet at 11 a.m. at
Albcrtsons on Manatee Avenue. For more information, or
to report sports news, call me at 778-3153.


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Stone crab season starts: anybody want a day off?


I've always thought that Oct. 15, the start of
stone crab season, should be some sort of holiday,
mostly because stone crabs are one of my favorite
Florida delicacies.
As a little Roat, my father and I would take to the
water after the first cold front of the year in search of
the big crabs. Poking along the rock jetties along
Longboat Pass, we'd root out the crustaceans from their
rocky dens, snap off a claw ecofreaks even then, we
only took one and release the crab to grow another
next season. Only males lost a claw then, although
changes in harvest law now permit people to take both
claws from males as well as females, as long as females
are not gravid, or bearing eggs.
A crabber friend told me he's heard taking both
claws causes the crab to regenerate them quicker than
just taking one. Go figure.
Before we finished for the morning, we'd stop at the
seagrass beds south of Leffis Key and north of Jewfish
Key, prime spots for stone crabs to burrow into the muck.
With a hooked stick we'd ease the crabs out of the
sand to retrieve a claw. We found that the sex of a crab
usually determined its feistiness. Females were more
aggressive and were apt to grab the hook and hang on
to be dragged from their hole. Males were usually more
- well, more crabby, I guess and usually refused to
grab the stick and required more coaxing to lose a limb.
The end result was a wonderful dinner. We'd boil
the crab claws and, with newspapers spread on the din-
ing room table, either crack open the claws with nut-
crackers or whale away on them with a hammer. It
wasn't uncommon to find pieces of crab shell scattered


By Pau, l3at .'

throughout the house, probably due in part to my over-
enthusiastic hammer work, although I usually blamed
the shell detritus on the dog.
Now, of course, most of stone crab claw dining
is done after a trip to the fish house. Somehow, the
claws don't taste as good as when we would freeze
our feet in the chilly bay waters or slice open our
fingers from the razor-sharp shell shards left by a
successful claw snap.

Science of stone crabs
Stone crabs, Menippe mercenaria, are found from
North Carolina to Cuba and along the Gulf of Mexico.
There are two species, with the Atlantic stone crabs
being almost identical to their Gulf relatives, although
slightly smaller.
Female crabs may produce as many as 1 million
eggs per spawn, and may have as many as six spawns
per year. Spawning takes place year 'round, although
summer seems to be a prime time for stone crabs to
think about love. Eggs hatch in about two weeks, and
reach claw harvest size in two or three years.


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the first joint.
Stone crabs live for seven or eight years.
Scientists have found that if the claw is cleanly
broken off, the crab probably will indeed survive and
regenerate the claw, which will regain its original size
in about 12 months.
Little is known about stone crab migration, al-
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in deeper water offshore, then move closer to shore
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Probably the best book on stone crabs is a little 28-
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And, of course, only the claws may be taken from
the stone crab, with the body returned to grow a claw
again another day.

Some harvest info
Some years are boom times for commercial and
recreational stone crabbers, others are real busts.
There's lots of anecdotal information about cycles of
crabs, but not a lot of real scientific fact.
Some crabbers say the years after red tide out-
breaks are good times for stone crabs, with the ratio-
nale that all the dead fish that end up on the bottom
serve as a huge food supply for crabs.
Others say that octopi populations stone
crab's most ruthless predator beside man regulate
the harvest. And some crabbers say if there are oc-
topi offshore, stone crabs will be closer to shore and
in the bays.

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Manatee County has 12,160 acres of seagrasses in its
waters. Of that amount, 45 percent has received some
propeller scarring by boats, with almost 25 percent of the
total acreage damaged judged "moderate" to "severe." As
a comparison, Sarasota County has 4,160 acres of
seagrasses. with 26 percent suffering scarring and eight
percent judged "moderate" to "severe."


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Fishing report of week: simply excellent


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Almost all the reports this week say about the same
thing: fishing is simply excellent. Backwater reports
include big redfish, snook and trout. Flounder are both
in the bay and out in the Gulf, as are cobia, and grou-
per and snapper action offshore is excellent.
Fishers at the Rod and Reel Pier report catches of
a few cobia plus snook, mackerel, snapper, black drum
and redfish.
Anglers at the Anna Maria City Pier are reeling
in mackerel, an occasional redfish, flounder and some
early morning snook.
Annie's Bait & Tackle said that Capt. Zack on the
Dee Jay II said trout fishing is excellent, with catches
up to 23 inches long. Other highlights include 30-inch
reds, and snook fishing is fair but getting better every
day. The Gulf is crawling with Spanish mackerel, a few
cobia are staring to show up, and mangrove snapper
and flounder fishing is good.
Capt. Dave Pinkham on the Legend said he's find-
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big mackerel and flounder in 40 to 70 feet of water,
plus lots of mainly black grouper.
Capt. Mike Card on the Flat-out Fun said fishing
right now is simply great. Bait is everywhere, and he's
finding lots of reds and snook in the backwater and mack-
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Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair said he's
also finding fishing to be excellent right now, with
snook, redfish and big trout hitting his deck.
Capt. Jason Henzell and Capt. Kurt Morrison on
the Neva-Miss said good catches of cobia, kingfish,
grouper and snapper are making fishing excellent right
now.
Carl at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said wade fish-
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deep holes. redfish are scattered, but there are good reports
of big flounder and trout. Offshore, Carl said action is
good with grouper fishing topping the bill.
Capt. Rick Gross said kingfish are starting to
show up, they're finding lots of six-pound mackerel
and a few keeper snook. He also gets the fish-of-the-


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kingfish, which have finally started their run, and bottom
fishing for grouper and snapper is excellent.
Peter at the Cortez Fishing Center said offshore
action last week was great, with excellent catches of
snapper, red grouper, gag grouper and some 47-pound
cobia. Capt. Roy Best -of the Happy Hooker One
brought in a beautiful seven-foot-long sailfish, while
Capt. Jack Parker on the Skinny Minny said his best
bets in the backwater were snook, redfish, jack crevalle
and cobia.
Capt. Roy Salgado on the Grand Slam said
they've been catching 40-pound wahoo in the Gulf,
plus red and black grouper up to 25 pounds, 10-pound
dolphin, some 30-pound amberjack and lots of four-
pound snapper.
At the South Skyway Fishing Pier, anglers are
finding that mackerel are responding well to white jigs
in the mornings. Try small silver spoons for snapper
and flounder in the afternoon, and sharks, cobia and
jacks are hitting after dark.
Good luck and good fishing.


Mote seeking 'a few
good men, women'
The expansion of the aquarium at Mote
Marine Laboratory brings the need for more
volunteers, said Andrea Davis, and a "recruit-
ment coffee" is planned Wednesday, Oct. 21. --
Davis, coordinator of volunteer services,
said the installation has an urgent need for
guides, cashiers and gift shop personnel, and the
lab's marine mammal program needs a patholo-
gist. The meeting, from 10 a.m. to noon at Mar-
tin-Selby Education Center in the Mote complex
on Sarasota's City Island, will include an
aquarium tour, refreshments and mingling with
current volunteers. Further information may be
obtained from Davis at 388-4441, ext. 438.


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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 car-
port built in 1977, was sold 8/4/98, Gjelset to Cham-
pagne, 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 75x100
lot, was sold 8/3/98, Benedict to Kirk, for $154,900;
list $161,900.
512 74th St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level
canalfront 1,430 sfla 2bed/2bath/lcar home built in
1958 on a 98x110 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 95x110 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&1/2bath/3car home built in 1991 on a 75x125
lot, was sold 7/24/98, Brickse to George, for $350,000;
list $399,000.
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


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KEY ROYALE WATERFRONT
3BR/2BA home across from Key Royale Golf Course.
Prime residential area. Private dock on deepwater canal
with direct access to Intracoastal Waterway. $289,900.
ISLAND TOWNHOUSE
2BR/2BA townhouse, hardwood floors, fenced yard,
large screened porch, two-car garage, short walk to
beach. Residential area. $170,000.
BAY PALMS WATERFRONT
3BR/2BA waterfront home. Large sunny Florida room,
terrazzo and ceramic tile, low maintenance yard, boat
dock, playhouse. Quiet street. $239,000.
BRADENTON COUNTRY CLUB
3BR/2BA home directly on golf course. Three-car ga-
rage. Large family room overlooks greens. Older home
S with lots of room to expand. A great buy! $178,500.
ISLAND DUPLEX
2BR/1.5BA each side. Excellent rental, close to beach.
Nice area, convenient to everything. Ceramic tile, car-
pet. All appliances included. $225,000.
NORTHWEST BRADENTON
2BR/2BA easily converts to 3BR. Large caged pool,
2-car garage, fenced yard, immaculate, security system,
fruit trees, cul-de-sac. $139,900.
LUXURIOUS WATERFRONT
3BR/2.5BA custom home on deepwater canal. e)cn,
tile, designer carpet, dining room, vaulted ceilings, pool
and heated spa, across from golf course. $699,000.

SUNCOAST RENTALS
ANNUAL
Sandy Pointe 2BR/2BA $900
2BR/1BA Duplex $750
SEASONAL 2 BR/2BA Condos
Runaway Bay, Anna Maria Island Club
Bridgeport e& Northbeach Village
$700 week/$1,50() month
Julie Gilstrap 779-0202
LTG, GRI 1 (800)732-6434
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Holmes Beach, Florida 34217


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Resort 2, a 962 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1983,
was sold 8/3/98, Schmitter to Wilson, for $180,000; list
unknown.
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
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;
list unknown.
200 S. Harbor Dr., Holmes Beach, a canalfront
2,722 sfla 5bed/4& /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;
list $139.900.
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
unknown.
214 70th St., Holmes Beach, an elevated 3bed/
2bath/2car home built in 1998 on a 54x 105 lot, was
sold 8/19/98, Genlo Inc. to Cacioppo. for $229,000; list
$239,000.
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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-
known.
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
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/l bath home built in 1920 on a 50x 100
lot, was sold 8/28/98, Wright to Graves & Adams, for
$70,000; list $89,900.
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style counter tops, ceramic tile backsplash, handy
breakfast bar and built-in china cabinet. Jacuzzi tub
in master bath. Other amenities include an electric
boat lift, concrete boat dock, easy care pebbled land-
scaping, rose garden, cactus garden, and many fruit-
laden citrus trees. Bright southerly exposure, circu-
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Fax: 778-7944 (800) 422-6325
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Reduced!
Large piece of property zoned ROR (Residential/
Office/Retail). 166 foot frontage on Pine Ave., 145
feet on Crescent. Three platted lots. Large 3BR/
2BA home with separate 1BR/1BA apartment.
Zoned duplex as well as ROR. Many possibilities
for mixed use. One lot is vacant. $250,000.
Call Pat Jackson at 778-3301
or Ken Jackson at 778-6986
or Agnes Tooker 778-5287

Fran Maxon
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drive PO Box 717 Anna Maria, FL 34216
FAX# 778-7035
(941) 778-1450 or 778-2307







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
furnished! $157,000.
* DREAM ISLAND! Fabulous oversized lot on Dream
Island with deep water, seawall and dock already in place.
No bridges to bay! Great value ready for you to build your
dream home on Dream Islanfd! $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, cat-in kitchen & more.
Priced $40,000 below owners cost! $179,000.
* L'AMBIANCE! 3BR/2.5B 6th floor unit overlooking the
Gulf, the beach, the bay and the golf course! Behind the
gates of the Longboat Key Club. Built-ins, elegant decor
and more! $899,000.
SANCTUARY! 2nd floor unit in
beach front condominium! 3BR/2B
with breathtaking views and elegant
living. Secure community and top
-' notch amenities. $640,000.
S' 500 John Ringling Blvd. Sarasota, Fl. 34236
(941) 954-9000 FAX (941) 388-2985


HOLMES BEACH
Affordable 3BR/2BA
Island home in Bay
Palms. Canal over 7 ft.
deep at high tide. Direct
access to bay. Room for
a pool. $249,900.
Reduced to $239,000.


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OPEN HOUSES
Sunday October 18
2-4 pm
3011 Ave F., Holmes Beach .............$370,000
Two-story duplex with outstanding Gulf views.
2BR/1 BA first floor; 1 BR/1 BA second floor. Steps
to beach. Call Carla Price 778-0770 eves.
10007 Spoonbill Rd. E., Bradenton $175,000
Flamingo Cay. 3BR/2BA home located on the bay
with views from most rooms. Call Clarke Williams
744-0700 eves.
133 White Ave., Holmes Beach ........$249,900
2BR/1.5BA two-story home west of Gulf Drive.
Turnkey furnished and steps to beach. Call Chris-
tine Eagleberger 779-1285 eves.
207 71st St., Holmes Beach ............$159,900
West side, nicely furnished 2BR/2BA villa in ex-
cellent condition. Very short walk to beach. Call
Frank Migliore 795-8359 eves.
6451 Sea Gull Dr. #265, Brd ............$125,000
Wild Oak Bay. 3BR/2BA spacious first floor condo
with view of lake from lanai. Turnkey furnished.
Call Zee Catanese 794-8991 eves.
216 B 81st St., Holmes Beach ..........$162,500
Well cared for 3BR/2BA villas on quiet residential
street. Short walk to superb beach. Call Carol
Williams 744-0700 eves.
243 Willow Ave., Anna Maria............. $335,000
Gracious canalfront living in 2BR/2BA Frank
Lloyd Wright-style home. Quality in every detail.
Call Judy Duncan 778-1589 eves.
8204 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach.......$147,000
Well built 2-3BR/3BA brick home on corner lot
with view of canal across street. Call Susan Hatch
778-7616 eves.
314 Spring Ave., Anna Maria............$249,500
4BR/2BA elevated home with vaulted ceiling, fire-
place, skylights, fenced backyard with Jacuzzi.
Call Darcie Duncan 779-2290 eves.
224 Chilson Ave., Anna Maria..........$255,000
4BR/3BA canalfront home with large yard and
room for pool, dock with water and electric. Call
Lana Craig 778-4693 eves.
223 Oak Ave., Anna Maria ................$339,000
4BR/3BA canalfront home with caged pool, boat
house with boat lift, dock with cleaning station and
water. Call Sharron Hamilton 722-5741 eves.
1001 30th St.West, Bradenton ...........$52,000
West side. Older 2-3BR/IBA home with a lot of
charm across from Manatee High School. Fireplace
in living room. Call Trisha Fuchs 795-5080 eves.


Nick Patsios
Broker/
Salesperson


Rebecca
Samler
Realtor


Chris Shaw
Realtor


Bill Burnley
Realtor


Visit us at our web site: www.islandreal.com
778-6066- 1-800-865-0800
6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217


WATERFRONT
HOMES:

520 58th Street..... $649,500
8019 Marina Dr..... $589,000
5319 Sunrise Lane..... $545,000
8023 Marina Dr..... $575,000
8015 Marina Dr.....$545,000
723 N. Shore Dr.... $527,500
520 Bayview Place..... $499,900
511 Bayview Dr..... $429,750
325 Tarpon St..... .... $325,000
117 81st St ..... .....$239,000
226 South Harbor Dr..$199,000


WATERFRONT
CONDOS:
Mariners Cove .............. $269,900
Waters Edge ................. $249,000
Smugglers Landing ....... $239,900
Westbay Point & Moorings $199.000
6300 Flotilla Dr............... $129,000
1510 1st St West, B'ton .. $99,000

ISLAND HOMES:
108 Peppertree ............. $269,000
123 Hammock .............. $199,900
5619 Gulf Dr ................ $189,400
2311 Avenue B............... $99,900
2304 Avenue B............... $99,000
443 62nd St ................. $86,900

MULTI FAMILY
PROPERTIES:
201 35th St .................. $640.000
101 25th St .................. $549,000
2219 Gulf Drive ............ $375,000
303 56th St .................. $229,900



PERICO BAY CLUB
& PERICO ISLAND:
307 108th St. ............... $119,900
518 Sanderling Circle .... $115,000
907 Sandpiper Circle..... $112,000

MAINLAND:
6507 Riverview Blvd...... $321,000
2208 3rd Ave ............... $110,000
2107 Palma Sola............. $59,900
8316 43rd St W.............. $34,500


COMMERCIAL:

Restaurants, Motels,
Commercial lots,
Beauty Shops


You name it,
we have it for sale!
Call for details!


REALTORS


5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK MLS 1. 19


Marilyn
Trevethan
Realtor


Alan Galletto
Realtor


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ITFAA1 ER- SL E C o t n eB O T A N B AII N C n i u


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 de-
liver. Call 753-7118.

FOR SALE single, tandem kayaks, start $199; tan-
dem bikes $199. Call 778-7757 day, 778-3763 eve-
nings.

WASHER AND DRYER Kenmore large capacity
S$150. 779-0142 evenings.

PEDESTAL GLASS DINING room table 4-ft by 6-ft
by 5/8-in and six upholstered chairs $275; 42-in
Sound dinette set and four chairs, white $90; two TV
stands, wood $20 each. 778-2855.

FULL-SIZE SOFA bed, excellent condition. Need to
move, you haul $100, 778-7449 evenings.

NEW BROTHER WORD processor, never used,
$150. 778-2960.

GE WASHER/DRYER, refrigerator, dishwasher, mi-
crowave, large microwave with cart. All in good
working order. $700 takes all. Phone 792-6338.

LOVESEAT like new, mauve and floral print on an
off-white background $95; 5-ft x 8-ft rug, blue and
white $50. 778-3408.



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 Avenue, 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.

YARD SALE Saturday, October 17, 8:30 a.m. No
early birds. #5 Lake View Place, Anna Maria.

MOVING SALE Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Oc-
tober 16, 17 and 18, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Furniture, rat-
tan, household items, boat, windsurfer, tools and
more. 510 65th Street, Holmes Beach, 778-9631.

MOVING IN SALE Friday through Sunday, October
16 through 18, 9 a.m. to ? GE refridgerator/freezer
$75; fans, blinds, glassware, books, and miscella-
neous items. 109 12th St. N.

GARAGE SALE Friday and Saturday, October 16
and 17, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 208 Palm Avenue, Anna
Maria.

MOVING SALE Saturday, October 17, 9 a.m. to ?
Many clothes and miscellaneous items. 501 68th
St., Holmes Beach.


GARAGE SALE Saturday, October 17, 8 a.m. to 1
p.m. A unique collection of treasure and trash. 7002
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

MULTI-FAMILY YARD sale, Saturday, October 17
only, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. A lot of great stuff. 725 Holly
Rd., Anna Maria.

YARD SALE Friday, October 16, 8 a.m. to ? Barbies,
lawn chairs, fish aquarium accessories, and miscel-
laneous items. 5404 Holmes Blvd.



CORTEZ FISH MARKET 119th Street and Cortez
Road (turn south two blocks). We have stone crabs.
798-9404. Cortez Bait & Seafood.

BARB'S OFFICE CENTER. Professional typing,
business cards, rubber stamps, fax services, qual-
ity copies, office supplies and lamination. 310 Pine
Ave., 778-5357.

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.

COMPUTER HELP NEEDED for beginner on
Hewlett Pacard. Call 778-7456.

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



"CRITTER SITTER" Going away and your pets have
to stay? Daily visits to your home to provide food,
water, lots of TLC! 778-6000.



FOR SALE Yamaha Moped $400. 778-2961.

1995 HONDA PRELUDE sporty black, five-speed,
new tires, power sunroof, CD/radio. Excellent con-
dition. Pregnancy forces sale for utility vehicle.
$11,900. 761-9116.

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.
Call 795-8299.


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

OFFSHORE CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Glenn
Corder aboard "Deep South". Half and full day. For
information, call 778-1203 or mobile 713-5900.

BOAT SLIP in Holmes Beach for rent. Nice dock,
well protected. Call 778-7039.



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

HELP WANTED: valet drivers, servers, cocktails,
line cooks. Buccaneer Inn, 383-5565.

ALBRITTON FRUIT COMPANY now hiring full-time,
part-time for seasonal work. Must be able to lift 25
Ibs. Apply in person, 4016 Gulf of Mexico Drive,
Longboat Key.

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.

LOOKING FOR PEOPLE interested in sales 35% to
50% plus commission. Over 6,500 products. No risk.
Call 795-2542.

PART-TIME OFFICE work, flexible hours, mature
individual with organizational skills, light typing, fil--
ing and computer knowledge. Excellent compensa-
tion. Call 779-2099.

HELP! HELP! BOOKKEEPER needed for full-time
temporary position, approximately three months to
cover maternity leave. Bookkeeping and knowledge
of Microsoft Excel and Word essential. Apply with
resume to The Islander Bystander, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach, 778-7978. Fax: 778-9392.

WANTED TEMPORARY SPRING-cleaning help to
prepare units for season. Monday through Thurs-
day, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Simple sewing, curtain/uphol-
stery cleaning, ironing, miscellaneous household
projects, a lot of standing and walking. Call Joy,
Haley's Motel, 8102 Gulf Drive, 778-5405.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Li-
brary. Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or 778-
6247.


HOLMES BEACH Two story
duplex with 3BR/2BA in each
unit. Only one block to the
beach. IB32204CH.
PALMA SOLA BLVD.
$129,500 Build your dream
home on the corner lot in a
beautiful residential neighbor-
hood. Across the street from
the bay. IB27452CH.


ANNA MARIA $399,000 4BR/2.5BA
home on a canal with boat house. No
bridges to Tampa Bay and Gulf. Only
one block to the beach. #IB32204KS.
Call Karin Stephan 388-1267 or Carol
Heinze 778-5059.
WATERBIRD WAY $110,000 2BR/
2BA condo overlooks natural water
way. Turnkey furnished. Includes a
boat dock. Children and pets welcome.
#IB32186KS. Call Karin Stephan 388-
1267 or Carol Heinze 778-5059.
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UNIQUE HOME NEAR BEAN POINT! 4BR/2BA with
guest bedrooms and living area downstairs and mas-
ter bedroom, kitchen and family room upstairs. Great
corner lot. $271,685. Call Roni Price 751-1155.
IB29817
DEFINITELY SAILBOAT WATER Over 6ft. at low
tide. 80-ft. dock. Home is so spacious, includes 34
x 12 Florida room and at least three bedrooms.
Owner wants offers! $350,000. Call Karen Lohse
751-1155. IB29197
JUST FOR YOU! Elevated 3BR/2BA split-plan home
near Bean Point's best beach. Includes tile roof and
screened porch. $209,000. Call Roni Price 751-
1155. IB30719.


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SPORTS/RECREATION ASSISTANT need part-
time evenings and some Saturdays, Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center. Positive, dependable, must
enjoy working with children, teens and their parents.
Drug-free workplace. $5.75 to $7.00 per hour. Call
778-1908 or fax 778-9511.

TEACHER for elementary-age after-school pro-
gram, Anna Maria Island Community Center. De-
pendable, positive, creative. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., plus
some 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. and some Saturdays for teen
program. Drug-free workplace. Call 778-1908 or fax
resume, 778-9511.

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT for busy newspaper.
Varied duties include managing page paste-up, fil-
ing and storing ads, typing, assisting with custom-
ers. Computer knowledge helpful. Will train. 30-40
hours per week. Apply to The Islander Bystander,
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, or fax letter or
resume to 778-9392.

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.



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. Protect your investment. 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
742-4788.

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.

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-
mates.

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-
sage 779-0122.

The Islander gives you the best news and the best
results from classified ads and service advertising!


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.

HEADACHES? BACKACHES? STRESS? Just
want to relax? I can help! Certified massage thera-
pist, day or night. Jeff 795-8243. Beeper 750-7544.
Reasonable.



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

JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years. Call 778-6508.

CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING & MAINTENANCE
Residential/commercial, full-service maintenance,
landscaping installation, clean-ups, tree trimming,
ponds, native plants, butterfly gardens. Excellent
references. 778-5294.



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.

ISLAND EVENTS are important to us. We welcome
information regarding engagements, weddings, an-
niversaries and new babies ... if it's news to you, it's
news to us. Just jot down your info and include a
photo if desired. The Islander Bystander.


ISLAND ESTATE. Spectacular 4 or 5BR/4B cul-de-sac home ANNA MARIA GULFFRONT DUPLEX. Gorgeous view. 2BR/
on deep sailboat water. Stunning sunsets, pool, dock, davits 2B each side. Turnkey furnished. Good investment property.
and tennis court. $845,000. Hal Gillian, 778-2194. R19319 Reduced. $495,000. Bob Burnett, 387-0048. D20191


SARASOTA BAY waterfront lifestyle, 3BR/2.5B townhouse. LUXURY LIVING in gated community. 2BR/2B, atrium foyer pri-
Elegant Florida-design, soaring ceilings, skylights, open floor vate elevator, eat-in kitchen, two-car garage. View of tranquil
plan. $309,900. Don Lewis, 746-3200. C24581 water and tropical birds. Clubhouse, pool, tennis and nature
trails. $214,000. Barry and Kimberly Charles, 795-1273. C30008
WATERFRONT LOTS/ACREAGE MAINLAND
WATERFRONT with close access to OVER 6/5 ACRES on Terra Ceia Per- LOVELY HOME on corner lot. 3BR with
Manatee River. Beautiful 3BR/2B elevated fect for your dream home. $168,000. family room, central AC and upgrades.
home. 5- or 6-car garage. Very private. Dave Barker, 792-8932. L26570 Sprinkler and security system. $69,900.
$229,000. Janet Bellingar-Orr, 747-4543 or Kathleen Slayter, 792-8826 or Janet
Kathleen Slayter, 792-8826. R32728 Bellingar-Orr, 747-4543. R32857
LARGEST BAYFRONT CONDOMINIUM HARBOR WOODS 3BR/2B home with fi-
in small tropical development. Fourth floor, dates and i fa rl cndii. iTotal u
dated and in fabulous condition. Private
two units combined into one fabulous I l setting on quiet street. $143,000. Kathleen
home. $350,000. Bobbie Banan, 383-2659 Slayter, 792-8826 or Janet Bellingar-Orr,
or Traute Winsor, 504-1949. C90913 Available properties by the 747-4543. R32696
MAGNIFICENT contemporary resi- week or by the month from COME HOME to this 3 or 4BR/2B lakefront
dence on Sarasota Bay. Soaring ceil- Anna Maria Island to Venice. home on 1 +/- acre in Mill Creek. Fresh
ings, marble granite and Italian tile, out- Call one of our rental and paint inside and out. New ceramic tile,
standing design. 4BR/3B, lower level resort specialists, large master suite, two-sided fireplace.
storage. $974,900. Kathy Marcinko, Room for pool. $159,900. Sara LaPlante,
792-9122. R25931 (941) 951-6668 or (800) 881-2222 748-4389. R32746


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grades, four covered porches.
CALL FOR OPEN SCHEDULE
$279,900. 778-5427 after hours.
RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES
CANALFRONT 4BR/3BA elevated, $395,000.EXCEPTIONAL
2BR/2BA condo with carport. $126,000.
WHITE AVENUE beach access. 3BR/2BA, large lot, immaculate,
charm, $380,000.
10 ACRES with house. Zoned PDR. Near golf courses.
$235,000. 795-6216 after hours.
LOT 9,427 square feet. Palm Harbor Subdivision. $108,500.
SUN PLAZA WEST 2BR/2BA Gulf view. Amenities. $175,000.
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Lawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
We Monitor Irrigation Systems
service INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
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Established in 1983

Darrin Wash CARPENTRY
"A DOOR EXPERT"
Serving the Island communities since
1988 with Island references.
DRY WALL, TEXTURE
& POPCORN REPAIR 778-1353

WILSON WALL SERVICES
S Specializing in Stucco & Ceiling Repairs
Building Restoration Water Damage
Interior/Exterior
25 Yrs Experience Island References 727-7247

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Free Estimates Call 778-2139

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Quality home repair and maintenance
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exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island refer-
ences. Dan or Bill 795-5100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. State licensed and insured. Many Island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.

INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic &
vinyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.

ALUMINUM/VINYL CONSTRUCTION, new installa-
tion/repairs, Soffits/Fascias, screen enclosures. In-
sured, references. Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts
778-0029.

INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. Thirty-two year Island resident. Call Jim
Bickal at 778-1730.

CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction. Free
estimates, no overtime charges. (FL#RF0038118)
778-3924 or 778-4461.

ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.

BRICK, GLASS BLOCK, stone, pavers, stucco, tile.
Lic. #MC00318. Insured. Phone 778-5183. Dave
Elliott.

CARL V. JOHNSON, JR. Building Contractor. New
homes, renovations, additions. Free estimates and
design service. Lic#RR0066450. Call 795-1947.


HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS CENTER Rental
units available for commercial, retail and storage.
Call (941) 778-2924 for information.

HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA furnished. Steps to
beach and shopping. $475 week, $1,200 month.
795-7805.

ANNA MARIA, beautiful Key West-style 3BR/3BA
home. Sailboat water canal front, large dock with
water and electric. Private boat ramp. All of this and
just steps to great Gulf beach. Annual $2,300 month,
795-7805.

COMMERCIAL SPACE: SPACIOUS 1,554 sq. ft.
ideal for studio plus 518 sq. ft. work room with sink
and plus 360 sq. ft. private office space. $1,500 /mo.
plus utilities. Anna Maria Realty 778-2259.

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, 795-
7805.

FALL SPECIAL $140 week for one person, $175
week for two persons. All efficiencies. Units for larger
groups available. Discount available for shorter
stays. Haley's Motel, 8102 Gulf Drive, 778-5405 or
800-367-7824.

SURFSIDE 2BR/1BA, annual only. Assurity/secu-
rity, no last. Private beach. $900 monthly, includes
trash, water and sewer. One left! Call 792-2779.

Buy it and sell it fast in The Islander Bystander!


PRIME COMMERCIAL SPACE in Holmes Beach
for rent, 1,340 sf with two restrooms. Call Smith Re-
altors, 778-0777.

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

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. In-
cludes water, sewer and trash. Call Town & Shore
Realty, 383-3840.

STUDIO APARTMENT in convenient location in
Holmes Beach. Two blocks to beach, completely
furnished, with queen bed, for one or two persons.
Seasonal, $1,200 month for four months, or $900
month for six months. 778-0212.

LOVELY 2BR ANNA MARIA Gulf front apartment.
Weekly, monthly, seasonal, no pets, sundeck, patio.
Convenient location, amenities, comfy touches,
778-3143.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND Paradise. 3BR/2.5BA canal
home, pool, close to beach. Open 1999 winter sea-
son, $3,500 month, $1,000 week. Special rates off
season, 1-800-223-4472.

FOR RENT OFFICE SPACE, in Holmes Beach, 12-
ft by 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.




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Most Cars: $95*
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ANNUAL NORTH BEACH Village 3BR/2.5BA unfur-
nished, 1,500 sf, two-car garage, pool $1,500
month. Gulf Bay Realty, 778-7244.

ANNUALS: 2BR/1BA duplex, 2303 Avenue C
$750; Sandy Pointe Condominium 2BR/2BA $900
month. 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.

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
updated, steps to beach, shopping. Includes wa-
ter, garbage. $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.
Call 792-6029.

NICE 2BR/2BA APARTMENT, air conditioning, car-
port, washer/dryer hookup, dishwasher, single or
couple. 432 62nd Street, no pets. 778-1259.

CANAL FRONT DUPLEX with dock ground level,
fumished, 2BR/1BA. Three month minimum $1,650
month includes amenities, deposit required. No pets.
778-5793.

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.

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 clean, great neighborhood,
Holmes Beach. Steps to bay and beach! $700
month, first and security, 778-5482.

ANNUAL STUDIO APARTMENT in Holmes Beach.
Unfurnished. $500 per month; first, last, and secu-
rity deposit. All utilities except electric included.
Phone 778-0212.

ANNA MARIA NEAT 2BR/1BA house. One half
block to Gulf beach. $1,200 per month, $350 per
week. Call 778-7933.

GREAT GULF VIEWS! upstairs 2BR/1BA, screened
porch, washer/dryer, 100 feet to Gulf waters, sea-
sonal $1,600 month. 778-6050.


CHARMING ISLAND APARTMENTS 1 and 2 bed-
rooms starting at $550 to $750. Call Frank at 761-
9259.

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.

72nd STREET ANNUAL 2BR/1 BA apartment. Steps
from the beach. Unfurnished $675 per month, 778-
5150.

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.

GREAT GULF VIEWS! upstairs 2BR/1 BA, screened
porch, washer/dryer, 100 feet to Gulf waters, sea-
sonal $1,600 month. 778-6050.

WANTED: BEACH HOUSE for special occasion
Dec. 26 through Jan. 3. Responsible local family.
Call 778-5125. E-mail: IslandParadise@Juno.com.

3 OR 4BR/2BA, garage, family room, fireplace, of-
fice, pool, private fenced yard, 10 minutes from
beach, great schools. Walk to Desoto Park. $1,275
month, references, first, last and security. 761-8046.

HOLMES BEACH 3BR/2BA single family home.
Two-car garage, boat dock on wide canal. Freshly
painted, new carpeting. Annual or seasonal. Call
778-3778.

CANCELLATION! NOW AVAILABLE six-month
seasonal rental. 2BR/1BA ground level, furnished,
near ocean, tropical. 65th Street, Holmes Beach.
Call 921-0074.

HOLMES BEACH SEASONAL immaculate 1BR/
1BA apartments. Fall rates available now, stones
throw to beautiful Gulf beach, no pets. 778-4368.

GULFFRONT CONDOMINIUMS 2BR/2BA, elevators,
heated pools, security, tennis, sauna. Bayfront 2BR/
2BA, pools, tennis. Villas 2BR, pool. Plus homes near
beach. T Dolly Young Real Estate, 778-0807.

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


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HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA furnished 1,800 sf
home, 150 yards from beach, Gulf side. Washer/
dryer, all inclusive $2,400 month, six-month mini-
mum. No pets, no smoking. 114 81st Street, 681-
9111.

HOLMES BEACH seasonal 3BR/2BA townhome.
Beautifully furnished, all appliances, two-car garage,
pool, one block to beach. November through Janu-
ary still available. Special rates by owner. Photos
upon request. 407-656-4084.

ONE YEAR NEW 2BR/1BA duplex, bright, clean,
across from the beach. Washer/dryer, covered park-
ing. Annual $750. 778-5098.

VIEW OF ANNA MARIA City Pier fully furnished
2BR/1 BA cottage. Six month rental at $1,200 month.
779-2143.

ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/1BA. Rent includes gar-
bage, water/sewer, steps to the beach. Quiet neigh-
borhood. Furnished or not $650. Call 778-2658 or
746-9760.

LARGE ELEVATED DUPLEX with garage, Sunny
Shores $625 month. Very quiet, 795-4432.

3BR/2BA KEY ROYALE, pool, short-term, fur-
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778-4523.
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Available December 15, one month minimum. 630-
208-7243.

GULF VIEWS! Seasonal rental 2BR/1BA, fully fur-
nished duplex. One home from the Gulf. Available
now through November 31. $375 week, $1,200
month. Call 778-1747.



MOBILE HOME WITH 12-ft by 20-ft side room new
appliances, ceramic floors, across from beach. Over
55 rental park, $12,500. 795-7474.

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

2BR/2BA CONDOMINIUM near Blake Hospital.
$69,000, William E. Allen Real Estate, 778-1620.
ISLAND HOMESITE terrific views of Tampa Bay
from this large corner lot located on north end of Is-
land, $129,900: Call Dave Moynihan, Wagner Re-
alty 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
manager, 778-3752.


BROKER LISTING EXPIRED. You save the commis-
sion. Double! Price slashed from $289,000 to
$249,900. 3 or 4BR/3BA, huge office/in-law studio
with water-view porch, two canal docks with boatlift,
solar pool/spa, fruit trees, workshop, storage, quiet
corner, big maintenance-free lot. Motivated seller will
pay all closing costs. 388-3885.

PLAYA ENCANTADA 2BR/2BA condominium, ten-
nis court side. Furniture and appliances included.
Easy to rent $145,000. Call 813-962-7448 or 813-
986-2927.

PROPERTIES FOR SALE: two Gulf front lots on Is-
land. A 4BR/2BA home plus lot in Northwest
Bradenton. A 3BR/2BA home on two acres in
Bradenton. Three 2BR/2BA condominiums with pool
on Island. Jim Green, Broker, 778-3763.

PERICO BAY CLUB buy from owner, save dollars!
2BR/2BA villa overlooking six-acre pond, two walk-
in closets, living room, dining area, eat-in kitchen,
large pass-through, one-car garage, 24-hour secu-
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$124,000, call 795-2898.

TRAILER with 10 by 30-foot with 10 by 20-foot
sideroom, personality, space, nice eye appeal.
#416 4th St., Sandpiper, $21,000. 778-4523, 1-
800-977-0803.

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Culffront, furnished turnkey. Heated pool,
spa, elevator. $275,000 Lynn I-lostetler 778-
4800 MLS 31639.


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


HOLMES BEACH MOTEL Near beach 10
units. Also includes owner's home with 3BR/
2BA large work area. $1,000,000. For more in-
formation call Luke Courtney 778-5405. MLS
22118.


PERICO BAY CLUB Inexpensive Florida living
with all the amenities in this 2BR/2BA unit, 1-
car garage, pool, tennis, clubhouse and gated
community. Only minutes to beach. $139,000.
Lynn Hostetler 778-4800.
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Close to shops, restaurants and beach. Beautifully
landscaped, nice private backyard. Additional
bonus 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 HOME Spacious 3BR/
3BA open floor plan, hardwood floors, fireplace,
screened balcony, more than 4,000 sf under roof. Boat
ramp & dock large enough to acomodiate sailtxxt. No
bridges to Tampa Bay. All this for $375,(XX. Eliz'beth
Andricks 778- 48(0. MLS 32547


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


5201 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217


Historical
Roser Cottage
Take a stroll back in time in this vintage cottage
with incredible bay views. Wood floors and
tongue-and-groove paneling adorn this magical
home. So many possibilities with ROR zoning
and just steps to the city pier. Opportunities like
this come but just once in a life time. Own a piece
of history for just $167,500.
Call Pat Jackson at 778-3301

or Agnes Tooker 778-5287


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ENJOY SUNRISE AND SUNSET views from this
gorgeous Coquina Moorings condo. Fully furnished
3BR/2BA and has assigned boat dock. Available imme-
diately. Call Norma Niles at 727-7093 or 725-1834.
Georgia E. Anthony Real Estate.








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MOTHERING

BY NANCY SALOMON, MARJORIE RICHTER AND KELLY CLARK
EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ


ACROSS.
1 Discrimination
6 1967 U.S. clay
court champion
10 Divine
15 Two caplets, e.g.
19 Persian Gulf
sight
20 Dreadlocks
feature
21 Had a row?
22 Party times
23 Mother a pasty
subject?
27 Got on
28 D.C. body
29 Art Deco
illustrator
30 Not cultured
31 Sudden burst
32 Deal preceder
34 Cookie--
37 Not fooled by
38 Prevent from
practicing
40 Sots
45 Easily tamed
bird
48 Command for
D.D.E.
49 Toast topper
51 Poet Thaxter
52 Straw-colored
55 Mother a pane in
the backside?
58 Rotten
59 Part of a pilot's
plan: Abbr.


60 Big display
61 Computer
typesetter
63 Hand holder?
65 Suffix with hotel
66 "Is that a ?"
70 They're big in
boardrooms
71 CD---
73 "No sirree"
74 City in central
Israel
75 Edvard Munch
Museum site
76 Scout groups
77 Salty sauce
78 Pontiac classics
80 Whaler's wear
82 Aquarium fish
84 Absorbed, as a
cost
85 Record making
86 Mother someone
who's really
awful?
92 Doings
93 Basketwork
fiber
94 Near--
95 See 17-Down
96 It's often heard
on Sun.
97 Crimson
99 Brought (in)
102 Cup part
106 Physicist who
pioneered
electromagnet-
ism
108 Holliday partner
110 Make over
111 Eats voraciously


115 Ferocity
117 John in court
118 European auto
import
119 Mother a small
fry?
124 Parodies
125 Bequeath
126 Top-drawer
127 Glide
128 Rock and roll
prerequisite
129 Mothering sort
130 Stamina, so to
speak
131 Phosphate, e.g.
DOWN
1 Island southeast
of Grenada
2 Hand tool that
uses
compression
3 Like the fox
among all beasts
4 Mother too
much?
5 Work unit
6 Add
7 More sloping
8 Is down with
9 Follower of
Jean?
10 "Ragtime" writer
11 Like many an
old bucket
12 Twisted
13 French
possessive
14 Draws out
15 Already in Paris
16 Kaput
17 Parts of a
95-Across


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name
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25 Soprano in
"Louise"
26 Kind of belt
33 Prize
35 "M*A*S*H"
logo, e.g.
36 "Bye!"
39 Lake activity
41 Javits Center
architect
42 Cheer at the end
of a dance
43 Up to,
informally
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46 1970's P.M.
47 Like the Titanic
50 Golf ball
position
52 Loose
53 Jessica or Hope
54 Dutch
landscapist -
Mauve
56 Gunfire sound
57 Pack-'em-in
children's game
62 Hires, e.g.
64 Cheat on
66 Mother some
babblers?
67 Greet warmly at
the door
68 First name in
westerns
69 Graspers
72 Lots and lots
79 More than
forgetful


81 Nothing on the
court
82 Hot under the
collar
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Kennedy, e.g.:
Abbr.
86 Tease
87 Soundless
communication:
Abbr.


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Japanese prime
minister
89 -mo
90 Parade
decoration
91 Working, in a
way
98 Like
antiques at
an auction


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101 They have no accessory
sting 113 See 114-Down
103 Meaning of two 114 With 113-Down,
dots and a bar, a roadside sight
in music 116 List ender
104 Conceive 120 Rock's--
105 One that sheds Speedwagon
107 Collector's stash 121 Remained
109 Classify 122 Ground breaker
111 Sign of healing 123 Literary inits.


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