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FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE OCTORBER 21, 1998
Privateers want to again call Island home
By Pat Copeland
Holmes Beach city commissioners last week said
they hope to roll out the red carpet for the Anna Maria
Island Privateers, who asked to move its boat/float back
to the Island.
The Privateers had parked the boat/float on a va-
cant, unbuildable, triangular lot at the corner of Clark
Lane and Clark Drive for more than 20 years. How-
ever, during the tenure of Mayor Bob VanWagoner,
they were forced to leave the city.
Citing the city's trailer ordinance, which states that
a trailer cannot be parked on a vacant lot, VanWagoner
see if old
By Pat Copeland
Determined to settle the question of what to do
with the old city hall, Holmes Beach city commission-
ers last week said they will hire a structural engineer to
determine if the building is usable.
Representatives of the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center have been lobbying the commission for
several months to lease the building to the Center in
order to provide needed teen programs and supervise
athletic activities at the site.
Commissioners Pat Geyer, Sandy Haas-Martens
and Roger Lutz reluctantly agreed to the possibility of
renovating the building for the city, if it is structurally
sound. Commissioners said they could then consider
leasing the building to the Center.
The long, often heated discussion began when
Commission Chairman Don Maloney announced that
he met with Anna Maria Fire Chief Andy Price, chaii-
man of the Center's board of directors, to discuss op-
tions to the Center's request.
"I learned at our last meeting that Air and Energy
offered its building to the Center," Maloney said. "It's 20
by 47 feet. We looked over portions of the city's land area
and found three areas where the building could be placed."
Commissioner Luke Courtney asked about the
city's codes on moving the building. Building Inspec-
tor Bill Saunders said it would have to meet the codes
- zoning, setbacks, tie-downs and the like.
Mayor Carol Whitmore said she favors letting the
Center lease old city hall because it would meet the
Center's needs and save the city a $12,000 demolition
bill. She said the costs of moving and renovating the
Air and Energy building are unknown.
"We're building a new city hall over here," Lutz
responded. "If you're going to spend $1.4 million, you
GTE tower to be
completed by Dec. 1
Completion of GTE's cellular phone tower in
Holmes Beach has been delayed due to a short-
age of steel, said Bob Kersteen, GTE site acqui-
sitions manager. The tower is under construction
at Smith Realtors, 5910 Marina Drive.
Kersteen said all the steel that is needed to
build the tower is being used to replace electrical
towers that were felled by severe weather last
winter in the northeast. He said the tower is slated
for completion Dec. 1.
instructed the city code enforcement officer to cite the
The lot is part of the estate of Mort Clark, who gave
Privateers permission to park the float there in return
for maintenance of the lot. Facing fines of $250 per
day, the estate's executor asked the Privateers to move
the float, which is now parked in Cortez.
"I met with the Privateers and they said they want
to come back home." Mayor Carol Whitmore ex-
plained. "At the candidates' forum, all the candidates
said they wanted the Privateers back. Now it's time to
show your stuff."
Whitmore said they are willing to do whatever the
have to consider what the surrounding property's go-
ing to look like. Why did we spend that money if we're
still going to have a hovel across the street?"
Lutz said that during discussions on whether to
build a new city hall, commissioners said the current
city hall was deteriorating and a health hazard.
"What's this building worth?" Lutz continued. "I
want to know from somebody that doesn't-have a dog
in this fight. If it's worth nothing and a health hazard,
let's knock it down. If it's worth a lot, let's fix it up. I
was not elected to give away city property."
Commissioner Luke Courtney said the Center
had provided a building appraisal and the value was
placed at $73,000.
Lutz said he doesn't trust that figure. He said he
could get an appraisal on any property for that amount
and turn around and get another for $200,000.
Haas-Martens said she is concerned about the
safety of the wiring and structural aspects, such as the
foundation and the walls.
Police Lt. Dale Stephenson said a new 59th Street,
between Flotilla and Marina drives alongside the old
city hall, could pose a traffic hazard.
Center supporters speak out
Maloney asked if the Center's representatives
would be satisfied with the Air and Energy building.
city wants, including planting buffers. She also noted
that the float is not a trailer.
"They're part of the Island and we've lost that,"
"The city threatened the executor that it would
fine him $250 per day, so we had to get off the prop-
erty." Privateer John Swagger explained. "We can't
do anything until a city official contacts him and says
he won't be fined. We've checked everywhere on
this Island and there's no place else to put that float."
Commission Chairman Don Maloney asked
PLEASE SEE PRIVATEERS, NEXT PAGE
crab kick off
Well, for some crab
aficionados it has been.
Seemingly plentiful in
S. comparison to the start of
last season, stone crabs
are offered at area fish
houses and restaurants
FRESH fiom the Gulf of
Mexico. It's a delicacy
found only from North
Carolina south to Cuba
and along the Gulf of
Mexico. Karen Bell,
owner of Star Fish
Company in Cortez. said
her fishers' traps are
doing OK although they
.eXpect crabs to move
s aarountd and into traps
better when the waters
are cooler. Divers are
r e reporting them all over.
Trappers are bringing in
about 100 pounds a day.
"We need space," replied Pierrette Kelly, a city
resident and the Center's executive director. "There are
juvenile problems on this Island. We want to serve that
age group. We need your help. I don't care what the
building is. If we don't have a central location, we can-
not do the job the community asks us to do and you
expect us to do."
Kelly noted that the Center is expected to manage
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Anna Maria Island tides ............................... 19
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about reported beer parties on the float. .
"We've never had anything like that," Swagger
replied. "We had one function where we met there ev- ir
ery year and that was to decorate the float for Christ- r a
mas. We brought kids out and took them on sleigh.
He said when the group does periodic maintenance. a .. ..-
on the float, one or two members may have a beer -
Maloney asked about the possibility of parking the
float at Marina Bay restaurant t.
"That's not feasible," Swagger said. "That float
doesn't go in and out very easily and it doesn't back up.
If they're using the parking lot, there's no way we can B
get it in and out."
"If we made a collection of complaints from neigh-
bors near the lot, would you answer them?" Maloney
asked. "My point is to settle the complaints before you
move the float," he said.
Swagger said he would be happy to do so. He said Put a face on it
the group raises $20,000 to $30,000 per year for schol- Bradenton Beach citizens who raised money to purchase clocks for the city's then-clockless tower at the city
warships and community projects and does not want to pier, gathered last week to dedicate a plaque listing donor names including.: in memory of Richard Suhre his
use that money to rent space to park the float. grandchildren Nicholas Bocchino and Mack and Lavne Suhre, Emily Anne Smith, Florida Shore and Beach
"Our legal counsel said there is a way we can al-
"Our legal counsel said there is a way we can al- reservation Association, Bazzy Marine Corporation, Lee Ann Bessonette, Kenneth J. and Barbara F. Lohn,
low it with a special exception and he'll work on it," John and Mollie Sandberg, Lee and Lynn Hornack, Jo Ann and Dan Goodchild, Elizabeth D. Goodchild,
Whitmore said. Bungalow Beach Resort, Chris Dubbs, Cedrick Wilson, Bradenton Beach Civic Association, Doris and Larr
Building Official Bill Saunders said one neighbor Matzen. Dee and Hal Patullo, Itha McDonald-Ward, Betty Gilford, George and Lois Lott and Roy, Jackie, E
has threatened to start a legal fund to fight the return of
and Regan Loudner. Islander Photo: Pat Copeland.
Commissioners asked Code Enforcement Officer
Walt Wunderlich to poll the immediate neighbors
about the return of the float. Saunders said if the city
goes through the special exception or variance process, Halloween Bash this Saturday night
all neighbors within 500 feet must be notified. The second annual Halloween Costume Bash and two raffles: one for a big screen TV, tickets $3 or
Commissioner Luke Courtney said that in the is planned by the Anna Maria Island Privateers Sat- two for $5; and another for beanie babies, tickets $2
meantime the Privateers can park its float on his lot at urday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. or six for $10. The winner of the TV need not be
7902 Palm Drive. The celebration will be at St. Bernard Catholic present to win, but beanie the baby winner will have
"I've got power and water and it would be le- Church auditorium, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes to be there.
gal," Courtney said. "There's a very large grass area Beach. It will feature a cash bar, food, live music by The Privateers is a nonprofit civic organization
behind my building and it would be easy to pull the the popular band, "The Resistors," plus a disc jockey, dedicated to community service and having fun.
float in and out."
Old city hall to gets scrutiny for structural integrity
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
the sports fields in Holmes Beach, which will be diffi-
cult to do from the Anna Maria location.
"There isn't anything on this Island for the older
kids," said Dr. Scott Kosfeld, Island family physician
and newly elected Center board member. "We have
teens running around the Island at night. They just want
something to do. We need something for the kids."
Lutz said the issue is not the Center or the teens.
but the viability of the building.
Maloney said another consideration is that many
residents want the building torn down because it is an
eyesore and its destruction will provide more green
Whitmore said community members have pledged
donations and labor for the renovations and Island ar-
chitects Pat Fletcher and Gene Aubry have volunteered
for the project.
"'You're worried about the safety, but they have to
come up to code," Whitmore stressed. "This is all re-
modeling. How many people on the Island do it every
Resident Trudy Moon, also owner of Air and En-
ergy, said the building would be beautified and would
complement the new city hall.
"If you tear it down, it's worth zero dollars," resi-
dent John Home and operator of the Anna Maria City
Pier said. "If it saves one teen from being a delinquent,
it's invaluable to me."
Maloney again asked if the Air and Energy build-
ing would be acceptable.
"Yes, but why would you spend $12,000 to tear
down a building that can be rehabbed?" Kelley asked.
"All of these people are here today to fight for this
building to be used by the community center," said
Bonner Presswood, resident and Islander Bystander
publisher. "The Air and Energy option is another hoop
to jump through. The Center has not planned for that
building. They don't know what it will cost to move it
here or to rehab it. They can't say yes to that today."
She asked what commissioners would say if Hugh
Holmes Sr. were to say he doesn't want any more
buildings on this land that his family donated for city
"Isn't it a better idea to redo, beautify and make
viable this present building with money we already
have in hand rather than tear it down with money you
haven't got?" asked resident Rex Hagen.
Hagen's family foundation has donated more than
$40,000 toward city projects such as basketball, base-
ball, soccer and other recreational facilities in the past
"Let's get off the dime here," Lutz said. "There's
two types of numbers. One number is when somebody
sends you a letter and says he can do it for so much.
There's another number where he's willing to sign on
the dotted line, enter into a contract and guarantee he
can do it.
"Get firm numbers on an appraisal of the building,.
on making improvements and on knocking it down. If"
it's worth fixing up, we'll do it and keep it and let you
So now it has
The sign for the new
Holmes Beach City Hall
was put in place last
week. The building was
not named "Taj Mahal
West, as some Island
wags suggested. Accord-
ing to architect Pat
Fletcher, the building is
65 percent complete and
employees may be cel-
ebrating the New Year in
new offices. Islander
Photo: Pat Copeland.
use it. Let's not give away city property or control of
Kelley answered Lutz, saying the Center serves
the city and its residents and that it does not wish to
own city property. We've leased in Anna Maria for
many years and anyone would attest to improvements
we've made there.
Whitmore said the city will have to pay for the
appraisals and the structural engineer's study.
Center personnel pointed out that they have previ-
ously supplied the city with a professional appraisal for
the structure and estimates for all work planned to reno-
vate the building, including gutting the building, rewir-
ing, replumbing, redoing the roof structure and adding
new heat and air conditioning systems.
"You were elected to work for the city," Kosfeld
pointed out to commissioners. "We're all here to look
out for the community's interests. The end goal is like
trying to find the truth. If we truly work together, we
can find a solution that's going to work for this com-
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N OCTOBER 21, 1998 E PAGE 3 111
Roads, revenue, cable hot topics in Anna Maria
By Susan K. Kesselring
A warning from the Manatee County sheriff's of-
fice, good news from the public works department and
a visit from Time-Warner Communications represen-
tatives were among the mix at an Oct. 13 city commis-
sion work session at Anna Maria City Hall.
Manatee County Sheriff's Deputy Ken Mears of
Anna Maria's patrol staff said he likes the new paved
roads in Anna Maria. He says he is not alone, as the
recently paved blacktop on Gulf Drive resembles a race
track and, for some, elicits the desire to speed.
He said that though the look of the road may have
changed, it's still the same speed limit of 25 mph.
In his report to the commission, Mears said deputies
were trading in patrol cars periodically to patrol the city
on bicycles and afoot. They are making sure businesses
Delay, repay approved
for Cafe on Beach
Cafe on the Beach contractors will continue to
dish up food on the shore for another eight months.
A reduction in monthly payments to Manatee
County plus a repayment plan was agreed by
county commissioners and operators Gene
Schaefer and Dee Percifield.
The contractors will now pay the. county
$10,000 monthly for operation of the popular
Holmes Beach restaurant at Manatee Public
Beach and another concession at Coquina Beach.
Previously, they paid $16,531 a month.
They will also pay the county $6,000 every
two weeks beginning in February to pay off more
than $69,000 in unpaid back charges.
The eight-month delay will allow county of-
ficials to go out to bid for another contractor for
the two restaurants.
"We lost most of the winter season to bad
weather, when people stayed away from the beach,"
Schaefer said. "We hoped the summer would make
it up, but instead it was the hottest in years."
are secure by checking locks on doors and windows.
He also said the officers have issued more written
warnings for bicycle violations than tickets. He said it
is paying off, in that more juveniles are wearing hel-
mets and adults are equipping bikes with lights.
City Public Works Director Phil Charnock had
good news to report to the commission and citizens.
His building report for 1997-98 showed revenue
from building permits amounted to $92,178.29. Almost
half the money, $40,555.93, came from new, single-
family, residential homes. The figure is higher than the
projected $75,000, budgeted for last year.
The current year's budget also reflects $75,000 in
anticipated revenue from building permits, though a
shortfall is expected this year because Charnock said
there isn't much developable land left in the city, a
point he said he made at the start of budget hearings.
With regard to the city roads, Charnock said the
final touches will begin Monday, Oct. 19, when perma-
nent striping, crosswalks, stop bars and bicycle-path
markings will be put down.
Tom Turner, chairman of the Planning and Zoning
Board, was on hand to give favorable recommenda-
tions to the commission for two variance applicants.
First, for Glenn Neumann, 427 Pine Ave., for a vari-
ance of 29 1/2 feet on the front setback. The Neumanns
want to build a deck area with an awning overhead for
their business, Neumann Island Beach Store.
The board recommended approval for Thomas
Hugo, 12107 Gulf Drive, for a variance to allow him
to put up a six-foot fence in front of a 20-foot setback.
The fence was originally built at six feet, but since that
time an ordinance has been enacted lowering the height
specifications to four feet.
A draft ordinance that would extend a moratorium
on telecommunication towers for an additional six
months was presented to the commission. The previous
moratorium expired Oct. 1. Because it is a land-use
ordinance, it required a recommendation from the Plan-
ning and Zoning Board.
When Mayor Chuck Shumard called for a vote, Com-
missioner Robert McElheny and Commissioner George
McKay both asked that a vote on the moratorium be de-
played until the next regularly scheduled meeting reason-
ing that the public is accustomed to having the commis-
sion vote at city meetings, not workshops.
However, they did vote to extend the moratorium,
because it had expired and required immediate attention.
Early bird catches worm
Time Warner Communications has had ongoing
negotiations with the city for a proposed ordinance to
renew its contract, which expires in February 2000.
Commissioner Max Znika, confused by the prema-
ture negotiations, requested a copy of the Cable Act,
which according to Time Warner attorney Greg Porges,
has a provision in it allowing them to begin negotiations
as early as 36 months before the expiration of the contract.
The purpose of the discussion was to clear up
points of contention between the city's attorney and
Time Warner's counsel. There are no other cable pro-
viders competing for the city's business at this time.
Another public meeting will be held before the issue
will be voted on.
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Call for artists for public art works
By Pat Copeland
The Manatee County Cultural Alliance will hold a
community forum on public art on Oct. 27 from 6 to 9
p.m. at the Art League of Manatee County, 209 Ninth
St. W., Bradenton.
Islanders are in the forefront when it comes to pub-
lic art. Anna Maria City Hall is adorned with art.
Bradenton Beach at one time displayed art on loan
, from the Island's two art groups, but the art was re-
moved during city hall renovations.
Holmes Beach city commissioners are discussing
the possibility of displaying the works of Island artists
and sculptors at their new city hall.
The Island Branch Library has been praised for its
monthly art displays. Many sculptures by Island artist
Woody Candish are on display in public areas and at
"The pubic art project began three months ago when
the Downtown Development Association came to MCCA
and proposed the idea of putting sculptures along the
riverfront and in downtown Bradenton," said Sandra
Melcher of the Riverfront Arts Advisory Committee.
MCCA board members appointed the committee
headed by Melcher to research the project. The com-
mittee sought representatives from all the local art
groups including the Art League of Anna Maria Island
and the Anna Maria Island Artists Guild.
"The first step is to educate and involve the com-
munity, then it becomes a friendly project," Melcher
explained. "We are also inviting historical, environ-
mental and other cultural groups to participate. This
reaches into a lot of different areas."
"We want to give people in the community a voice
in the project," MCCA's executive director MaJunta
The forum is the first invitation to community
members to participate in the project, Melcher said.
Speakers include Lee Modica, Florida administrator for
public art, and Vince Ahern, president of the Florida
Association of Public Art Administration and coordi-
nator of public art at the University of South Florida.
Following the forum, Melcher's committee will
begin raising funds and seeking grants to finance the
project. The project will begin on Barcarrota Boulevard
where the Bradenton City Council has designated six
outdoor sites for sculptures.
Melcher's group has issued a call for sculptors who
are interested in submitting designs to contact MCCA
"Our goal is to then move into other parts of the
county, such as the Island, and the art groups there
would have a strong voice in that." Bulovic said.
Melcher pointed to a link between art, culture and
"Art is extremely important to a community in
terms of tourism," Melcher noted. "After they've seen
the major attractions, tourists begin searching for art,
historical and cultural activities. In Europe, many
people make art and cultural sites their vacation desti-
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at the north side of the Manatee County Public Beach. Plants purchased by Holmes Beach resident Ella
Briggs were planted by Reasoner's Nursery and will be maintained by Holmes Beach resident and lawn
service owner Jeb Stewart. The planting is part of Holmes Beach's beautification program and is spearheaded
by the Parks and Beautification Advisory Board. There are still several traffic islands waiting for adoption by
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County lobbies Islanders for sales tax
By Pat Copeland
Manatee County Administrator Ernie Padgett was
stumping on the Island last week, drumming up support
for the county's proposed one-cent sales tax.
Padgett conducted a public forum on the tax at the
request of officials from the three Island cities and
Longboat Key. The tax question will be on the Nov. 4
"This tax is one of the most important things to
come down the pike," Padgett said. "My philosophy is
let a lot of people pay a little. A penny sales tax is a
very broad-based revenue source. Conservative esti-
mates are that 25 to 33 percent of all the revenues are
coming from non-residents. It is a good revenue source
to meet the long-term infrastructure needs of this
Padgett said that in the early 1980s local govern-
ments asked the state for home-rule authority to raise
money within their jurisdictions with voter approval.
"For many years the state legislature protected the
sales tax with a passion," Padgett explained. "The state
relies very heavily on the sales tax, because it gener-
ates a lot of money for state government."
In the mid-1980s the legislature gave counties the
authority to put up to a one-cent sales tax on the bal-
lot. By state law, all the municipalities in the county
share the revenue source.
The first one-cent tax in Manatee County was
the 1989 jail tax, which sunsetted when the county
jail was completed. The second was the school
board's one-cent tax which began in 1994 and ends
"The school board convinced the county to put the
one-cent tax on the ballot," Padgett said. "The county
put off its needs for five years and all the money was
to go to build schools. Five years of collection gener-
ated over $100 million for the school board."
County infrastructure needs
Padgett said the county now wants the one-cent tax
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management, $42,700,000; public safety, $23,100,000;
parks and recreation, $14,850,000; water resource pro-
tection, $9,400,000; community facilities, $7,350,000;
and transportation, $2,000,000.
Padgett made the following remarks about the cat-
egories of needs:
Stormwater management There's a significant
problem with flooding in this county, and if we don't
keep up with our infrastructure needs, the quality of life
will deteriorate. This county is one of the fastest grow-
ing counties in the state and if we don't address it, we'll
run the risk of being overrun.
Public safety The emergency operations cen-
ter and 911 dispatch are on the fifth floor and if we had
a Category 3 hurricane, that building would be evacu-
ated. It was not designed for stronger storms. We need
to build a new emergency operations center.
We need a new judicial center. The present court-
house was designed for the turn of the century. It's
getting to be a real challenge to control people on court
Parks and recreation We feel like we need to
enhance the parks we have and invest in some new park
Water resource protection Our county com-
missioners had a vision about water resources many
years ago. The result is that we're the recipients of
some of those good decisions, such as developing
the reservoir for our water supply. We need to pro-
tect the quality of water in the reservoir by protect-
ing the watershed and also improve our reclaimed
Community facilities We need two addi-
tional libraries, a senior center and an agricultural
center. We have gotten a lot of correspondence from
seniors asking for a good senior center. Our present
agricultural center in Palmetto outlived its useful-
ness many years ago.
Historic preservation Government has a role
to protect a community's heritage. We did it with the
Cortez schoolhouse. We'd like to set up a fund of sev-
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Transportation There's a lot of sidewalk
infilling we need to do and there's some rights of way
we need to acquire. We're also putting about $12 mil-
lion a year from gasoline taxes into transportation.
How much money will be raised
and who gets it?
The one-cent tax will generate about $24 million
per year, or $105 million over five years, Padgett said.
The county will get 75 percent and the cities will share
25 percent. The annual amount each will receive is:
Manatee County $18,668,000.
Anna Maria City $161,000.
Bradenton Beach $144,000.
Holmes Beach $441,000.
Longboat Key $231,000.
Bradenton $4 million.
Padgett stressed that if the county's tax passes, the
sales tax will remain the same as it is now 7 percent.
This is because the school board's current one-cent tax
ends on June 30, 1999. If the county's tax passes, it will
begin July 1, 1999, and will be in place until Dec. 31,
If the school board's proposed one-half-cent tax
also passes, the sales tax will increase by one-half cent,
to 7 1/2 percent.
All four Island mayors support the tax.
"This tax money helps me with infrastructure
projects," said Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore.
"If I don't have that next year, I may have to raise prop-
erty taxes. Why should property owners have to pay for
the stress on infrastructure when everybody uses our
beaches and our Island? This is a more equitable way
for everybody to pay for it."
"Look at what's happening with the roads and
drainage in Anna Maria," Anna Maria Mayor Chuck
Shumard said. "Without this money, we would not
be doing this. We need this tax money because if we
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We try not to comment on "your opinion," with the
thought that often we've already had our say. But since
some readers blamed Editor Paul Roat, I'm, quick to
step up and take responsibility for "the last comment"
in the editorial last week.
It was I, Bonner Presswood, who asked that.no
homemakers apply for the next election process in
Not that there's anything wrong with homemakers.
My point is that it appears Bradenton Beach govern-
ment is suffering from the well-meaning ideals of home-
makers, currently the mayor and her team of supporters.
The employees need to be treated fairly, not some
as golden child, some as stepchild.
We think a more professional approach to govern-
ment through background and experience is preferable.
Just like when the city suffered from the dominant
dictatorship of former mayor Dick Connick, it suffers
now from Sesame-itis.
And to the gentleman who suggested that under
similar circumstances as the chief and mayor, Paul
Roat would be fired by me: We differ often but always
continue focused on providing the best possible news-
paper to our community.
Mr./Ms. Manners Not!
We were embarrassed by two of our elected offi-
cials earlier this week.
Not only did Anna Maria Mayor Chuck Shumard
and Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore have the
discourtesy of leaving in the middle of a meeting, they
also left other officials without a quorum, thereby end-
ing the session and they left in the middle of a pre-
sentation by a guest speaker.
What was really embarrassing to us, though, was
that the speaker was "The Speaker," or at least Former
Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives, Tom
Gustafson, who was talking about transit greenways for
While in office, he was one of the three most pow-
erful lawmakers in the state. And in watching
Gustafson in action for two years we never saw him get
up and leave in the middle of a speech.
Guess there's a different book of manners in Tal-
Not to be catty
Cat caregiver Charlie Guy also got a bum rap from
a reader, a neighbor to the area where the wild cats live
behind where Publix is being constructed.
Perhaps we didn't state strongly enough that
Charlie is not responsible for the cats being there. He
too lived in the neighborhood. He provides fresh food
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and water and makes certain the cats are healthy.
He has taken every cat he could catch to be neu-
tered, particularly every kitten. The older wild cats
can't be adopted so he returns them to the field. The
younger cats are found homes.
He's taken a humane approach to a problem and
we applaud him for his perseverance. He moved from
that neighborhood and now drives 48 miles a day to
care for cats that he grew to love but they're not his.
We dare say the wild cats would be far more pro-
lific without Charlie's care.
Get a grip?
I can't believe the insipid analysis you and your car-
toonist made of the recent incident our mayor had to deal
with here in Bradenton Beach. You seem to have no com-
What if Paul Roat, your news editor, had stormed into
owner Bonner Presswood's office, closed the door behind
himself, started haranguing her in a threatening manner in-
cluding, according to reports, liberal use of the "F" word,
then physically impeded her escape. Wouldn't Paul get
fired? Are you kidding?
Perhaps your entire editorial staff should serve a pro-
longed internship as homemakers. You'd have a better
grip on things and stuff, and what for and where at.
Ken Lohn, Bradenton Beach
Homemakers need not apply
Your editorial (Oct. 14) infuriated me and was an in-
sult to those of us who elected to become successful home-
makers and forgo lucrative careers.
I'm very proud to be a retired homemaker, having
raised five wonderful children, all well educated, well
balanced, happily married and gainfully employed. We
were always challenged and involved with shortages,
budgets, negotiations, compromises, pain, crises, emer-
gencies and political situations.
As I recall, you endorsed a retired airline pilot for
mayor of our city in the last two elections. Do pilots have
some relevant skill for managing our city that homemak-
ers lack? Shame on you!
Barbara Cantwell, Bradenton Beach
Take wild cats away
Re: Oct. 14 story: "This 'Guy' really loves cats" I sure
hope Charlie Guy isn't expecting a pat on the back for
doing what he considers a great act, feeding 37 wild cats,
daily. They defecate in everyone else's yard. By his own
words these are wild cats, and they are dangerous.
I can't figure out why the Humane Society hasn't
trapped them, as they are a nuisance. I was under the im-
pression that the law was quite clear regarding dogs and
cats being leashed when off the owner's property.
Well, there are 37 violations every day until these cats
are rounded up. Most of these cats are sick and infected
with numerous diseases and they spread feces everywhere.
If Charlie loves these cats so much, then please ask
him to take them to his house and feed them there.
Susanl Bondy, Holnes Beach
Let's all vote
As a member of a Holmes Beach writing group that
meets at the library, 1 pick up and read your paper -
which, up until now I've enjoyed a lot.
But your front page article on the police chief, your
cartoon and the last lines of the Paul Roat article make me
wonder what lies beneath the astounding beauty of your
island and in which century you live. In particular I quote
the last two lines:
Bradenton Beach appears immersed in "kitchen poli-
tics," filled with well-intentioned homespun recipes. Un-
fortunately, chicken soup won't heal these woes but
maybe an election will. Homemakers need not apply.
Will you please give us a break! I have earned a
Ph.D., run a counseling center at one of Florida's state
universities, headed up a task force division for my com-
pany and published nine books. I will emphatically state
that the toughest job I've had was housewife and mother.
The main thing your paper got correct in upcom-
ing elections where each of us will be voting for three, four
or more people who don't bother is the need for us all
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Jo Ann Lordahl, Bradenton
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THOSE WERE THE BAYS
Part 2, The Life and Loves of Hernando de Soto
by June Alder
in 1492 on an
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The fort was
erected in what
is now Haiti.
AND THE SEA
Hernando de Soto was 14 years old
when he left his hometown of Jerez de
Caballeros in the province of
Extremadura to make his own way.
In those days it was not uncommon
for lads his age to leave home.
Extremadura was beautiful but poor.
Well-born youths usually went to sea, to
war or into the church. Since the Moors
had been driven from Spain the sons of
well-to-do families were eager to set out
for the New World to bring glory to God
and to Spain.
One day in 1513 the news broke that
King Ferdinand, sponsor of Columbus,
was backing another large expedition to
the West Indies. His purpose was to
colonize Castilla del Oro (Golden
Castile), the first settlement on the
American mainland in the region from
Venezuela to Panama.
Hernando's heart leapt. This was
where his idol, Vasco Ndfiez de Balboa,
was making a name for himself. The
Balboa and Soto families were neigh-
bors, and Hernando kept track of
Vasco's career through letters home de-
scribing gorgeous mountains and volca-
noes and telling how the Indians
plucked gold from the rushing streams.
Hernando begged to sail with the
armada. Some 3,000 colonists along
with 1,500 soldiers were expected to
join the expedition. Many had already
paid high prices in fees and bribes for
His parents did not stand in his way.
It would indeed be a great honor for
their son to participate in the enterprise
of the renowned Pedrarias (short for
Pedro Arias Ddvila). They were over-
joyed when this great gentleman gra-
ciously took Hernando under his protec-
tion. The sturdy lad would be a page in
his wife's household, with various re-
sponsibilities watching out for the well-
being of her two younger daughters.
Pedrarias was a legend. His ex-
ploits in fighting the Moors were spec-
tacular. He retired in Spain but soon
grew bored. It was his young, high-
born wife who persuaded the King to
appoint him governor of Panama.
Some royal courtiers lifted their
eyebrows at the choice of Pedrarias. He
could be dictatorial and disagreeable.
And he was old too old for the rig-
ors of uncivilized life.
When Hernando de Soto first met
his commander he thought he had
never seen anyone so ancient, with his
wispy white hair and rouged face. He
was old enough, he thought, to be his
great grandfather. The fact was,
Pedrarias was 74 years old and suffered
from kidney trouble. Nevertheless, he
would live to become a cantankerous,
greedy, cruel yes, murderous old
man of 93. He would go down in his-
tory as the most ruthless of all the con-
quistadores, remembered by his men as
But for now, Hernando reveled in
the thrill of the preparations for the
coming journey. Finally the day of de-
parture came April 11, 1514.
Twenty-one ships flying huge red-and-
white silk banners moved out of Seville
harbor as an excited crowd cheered and
waved from the wharf and fiery rock-
ets exploded into the blue sky.
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Anna Maria City Pier may get new sea legs
By Susan K. Kesselring
The City of Anna Maria has completed paperwork
for a recreational grant to refurbish Anna Maria City
Pier. The only thing left to do is sit and wait and hope
The grant was applied for to the Florida Recreation
Development Assistance Program, which is adminis-
tered by the Florida Department of Environmental Pro-
The maximum amount the city can receive is
$100,000. The grant will pay 100 percent of the project
cost up to $50,000, 75 percent up to $133,334 and 50
percent up to $200,000.
Joseph Mittauer, an engineer assisting with the
grant application, said a preliminary estimate for pier
repair is $300,000. Only one application can be given
Mittauer volunteered consulting services in hopes
of obtaining the engineering contract when the work is
A phase approach will be taken toward the project
because of extensive work and availability of funds
needed to restore the pier. During the first phase, atten-
tion will be given to replacing pilings and decking
boards. It may take three phases to complete the
Mittauer said the estimated $300,000 does not in-
clude renovation of the restaurant because RDAP only
funds unenclosed recreational facilities.
RDAP scores each application it receives on a
point basis. Because the program is scored competi-
tively against other cities, it was recommended by
Mittauer that the city take specific steps to pick up
Points can be accumulated by following guidelines
and making enhancements to the proposed project.
Steps include adopting a resolution and having a pub-
lic discussion at a regular city meeting. These steps
have been satisfied by the commission.
A third step was to discuss the project at an advi-
sory board meeting. Members of the Planning and
Zoning Board met with Mittauer at their Sept. 28 meet-
ing. The board accumulated an additional 30 points by
recommending certain enhancements be made during
the renovation of the pier. Among the improvements
are a playground facility, picnic area, bike rack and
P&Z Chairman Tom Turner recommended to the
commission at an Oct. 13 meeting that $200,000 be
planned for. He said a portion of the funds to renovate
the pier may come from Manatee County's 1 percent
sales tax, a tax that will be on the November county-
wide ballot for approval.
The last step to maximize points was to develop a
survey for citizen input. The survey, which included
five basic questions about the project, was made avail-
able for citizens to fill out at the Oct. 13 meeting.
Mittauer said the city won't find out if they qualify
for the grant until June 1999.
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Planners discuss post-disaster redevelopment plan
By Pat Copeland
Holmes Beach is the second Island city to begin
crafting a post-disaster redevelopment plan containing
procedures for redevelopment of the city following a
The state requires each city to develop a plan and
officials are being guided by the Tampa Bay Regional
Planning Council. Bradenton Beach planners began the
task last month and Holmes Beach planners followed.
According to Gerald Smelt of the TBRPC, "A
strong desire on the part of local residents to return
to pre-storm conditions historically results in rapid
redevelopment and reconstruction. Property owners
... often apply substantial political pressure on local
officials to facilitate quick reconstruction. Local
officials often feel compelled to loosen normal
building and regulatory requirements to aid storm
A redevelopment plan is designed to prevent these
problems before the disaster occurs. Holmes Beach
planners met for several hours recently to develop rec-
ommendations for the city's plan.
Recommendations for the city include:
Create an Island-wide damage assessment team
to include the public works director and building in-
spector, as well as qualified electrical, plumbing and
Lower the intensity of uses adjacent to residen-
tial uses when possible.
Increase the amount of recreation, open space
and public access uses in the city when possible.
Insure the removal of all illegal encroachments in
the public rights of way.
Revise the city's sign provisions to require
ground level commercial signs instead of directory-
type signs on poles.
Consider reducing or waiving permitting fees for
Develop architectural standards for commercial
Continue to maintain fiscal reserves for post-di-
saster recovery of public facilities and infrastructure.
Consider establishing a property acquisition fund
to purchase properties that are repeatedly damaged.
The city commission will discuss the recommen-
dations in a special work session at 9 a.m. on Oct.
Commission approves February field use by wildlife group
By Pat Copeland
The Holmes Beach City Commission last week
approved a request by the Wildlife Education and
Rehabilitation Center to use the city field in Febru-
The group requested the field to hold a
fundraising craft show. In the past, Mayor Carol
Whitmore said she would not approve use of the
field until the baseball and multi-purpose fields are
"Former Mayor Bob VanWagoner approved
three arts and crafts shows the Artists Guild of
Anna Maria Island in November and the Anna Maria
Island Art League in December and March,"
Whitmore said. "I need direction from the commis-
sion on this request."
Whitmore said it will cost about $30,000 to
$40,000 to seed and irrigate the field. Work won't be
scheduled until next summer because the commis-
sion has to "figure out where we're going to get the
money to do it." She said the baseball field will be
roped off during scheduled festivals.
Commission Chairman Don Maloney said no
more events should be scheduled until the fields are
Commissioner Pat Geyer said if there is already
an event scheduled for March, one in February
should not be a problem.
Commissioners plan to approve the request at
their next meeting.
The city has also received a request from the Art
League to waive the fee of $240 for police services
for its December festival.
"Every opportunity to save money counts for the
Art League," Director Ginger White said. "As I am
sure you are aware, the Art League's festivals keep
our doors open for public exhibitions throughout the
year and scholarships for children and adults. It is
the only arts educational facility on the Island. By
granting the fee waiver, you will help us with our
continuing financial struggle and help us remain
White said the Art League must compete with
many other local art festivals. She noted that festi-
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In April the commission denied a similar request
According to a 1989 city ordinance, the police
department is authorized to provide police services
for additional crowd control, security and traffic as-
sistance for special events. A request for the services
must be submitted two weeks in advance and be
approved by the police chief.
Police Chief Jay Romine said several years ago he
made the decision that all large events must have at
least one officer for special services. He said policing
the events diverts officers from their normal duties.
Officers are paid $15 an hour for special services.
Last year his officers spent 74 1/2 hours polic-
ing art festivals and 16 hours policing events spon-
sored by the Anna Maria Island Privateers, Romine
said. He determines the number of officers and hours
that will be required based on the number of people
the event will attract. If inclement weather keeps
attendance down, the officer can leave and the fee
will be reduced.
The commission has not yet scheduled a discus-
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Members of the Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce encourage people to plan ahead for flu sea-
son. A Manatee County Health Department nurse will
administer flu shots from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct.
21, at 5337 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
The shots cost $7. Anyone can attend. There will
be another opportunity on Wednesday, Oct. 28, from
5 to 7 p.m., at the monthly social event at the Aquarius
Beach Resort, 105 39th St., Holmes Beach.
For more information, call 778-1541.
Visionaires meet Tuesday
The Visionaires, a low vision group, will meet at the
Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach, at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27. The Better Business
Bureau is to provide a guest speaker. Information may be
obtained and transportation arranged at 778-5001.
Overflow choir, vacancies
Singers flooded the choir to overflowing when the
Anna Maria Island Community Chorus and Orchestra
launched its rehearsal season Saturday, Oct. 17.
"We had a wonderful turnout Saturday but there
are still vacancies in the orchestra for strings, trumpet
and French horn," said Louise Adler, president of the
organization s board of directors.
The aggregation will rehearse every Saturday
through April from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive. Holmes Beach.
There will be five concerts this season, the first
Nov. 22, at St. Bernard Catholic Church. Admission is
free but donations are encouraged.
Conductor and artistic director of the orchestra and
chorus is Alfred Gershfeld.
Adler was re-elected president, her second term
since succeeding founder Willem Bartelsman last year.
Further information may be obtained at 756-9304
Rehearsals begin Monday
for LBK choir
The Celebration Choir will begin rehearsals
Monday, Oct. 26, at 10 a.m. at Temple Beth Israel
on Longboat Key in preparation for Thanksgiving
The 18th annual interfaith Thanksgiving service
will be at St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church
at 5 p.m. Nov. 25, the evening before Thanksgiving.
Clergymen from all churches on the key will partici-
The choir is open to all comers, said Florence
Katz, director of the service for 14 years. Rehears-
als will be for one hour each Monday at 10 a.m. un-
til the service.
A good use for shoe boxes
The Woman's Clubs of Anna Maria Island will
have its monthly meeting at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov.
4, at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
For the second year, the club will be participat-
ing in "Operation Christmas Child." Last year, more
than 40,000 churches, schools, businesses, civic
groups and other organizations joined forces to fill
shoe boxes with presents for 1.6 million poor, sick
and suffering children in 44 countries.
This year's shoe boxes will be brought to the
Nov. 4 meeting. If you would like to fill a shoe box,
contact June Ardovino at 778-5865.
Art League exhibit
The Anna Maria Island Art League will present
the exhibit "Moonprints by Blackburn & Co." fea-
turing the recent work of local artist Jean Blackburn
and her students. Blackburn instructs with the Art
League of Manatee County and the Longboat Key
Center for the Arts.
The exhibit can be viewed from 8:45 a.m. to
2:45 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, after Oct. 29. An
opening reception will be held Friday, Oct. 30 from
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The Art League is located at 5312 Holmes Blvd.,
Holmes Beach. For information, call 921-0074.
Logo is a winner
The logo for the Anna Maria Historical Society is
inspired from an old photo that captured a gentle-
nan and lady dressed in turn-of-the-century attire.
She has on a long dress and is holding a parasol,
and he is carrying a switch to fend off the pesky
mosquitos and bugs. He was also carrying a gun,
most likely to protect them from rattlesnakes and
other wild creatures, though the gun is absent in the
logo's design. A contest was held to find a logo and
the winner was the late Ruth Elliott, a former
commissioner in Anna Maria City.
Deadline near for
All Island Denominations is seeking applications
for recipients of free Thanksgiving packages, with a
deadline of Wednesday, Oct. 28.
AID offers an opportunity for Island families and
individuals in need of assistance to receive a compli-
mentary food package at Thanksgiving, Christmas and
Easter each year through a local SHARE program.
SHARE (Self Help and Resource Exchange) is an
international program offering a monthly assortment of
nutritious foods valued at a reduced rate for a few hours
as a volunteer. The Anna Maria Island Community
Center is the local host site.
The gift packages will be distributed from 9:30 to
11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City.
Information maybe obtained at 778-1908.
Intro to yoga class
An introduction to yoga and meditation will be
offered at Anna Maria Island Art League from 1 to 3
p.m. each Monday, Nov. 9 through Dec. 14. The in-
structor is Harmony Feldman, a certified teacher of Tri-
Yoga and Kripalu Yoga.
The art league is located at 5312 Holmes Blvd.,
Holmes Beach. For more information, call 921-0074.
Puppet show Nov. 7
In celebration of National Children's Book
Week, the Island Branch Library will hold a free all-
day "Puppet Workshop," from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30
p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7.
The program will center on author Ronald Dahl's
children's books including "Charlie and the Chocolate
Factory," "James and the Giant Peach" and "Matilda."
It will be conducted by Gerald Little and Joan Joffa of
the Tampa-based Acme Puppet Company.
Participants will design and create their own pup-
pets, write, rehearse and perform in a show. The per-
formance will be open to the public.
Participants, ages 8 and older, must register in ad-
vance for the workshop, the topic being a discussion of
the author's work.
The library is located at 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. For further information, call 778-6341.
Holmes Beach man
Timothy Smith, son of James and Nancy Baldwin
of Holmes Beach, has enrolled at Westminster Choir
College of Rider University, Princeton, N.J.
The school at which the 1996 Manatee High
School graduate is studying is home of the Westminster
Choir, one of the world's leading choral ensembles.
'Danny the Barber'
moves shop on Longboat
Daniel Klein, "Danny the Barber" for 20 years on
Longboat Key, has moved his operation to the
Pa'nache Beauty Salon in the Avenue of the Flowers
shopping center on Longboat.
He said he had to close his old shop at the north end
of the key because of a "surprise, tremendous rent in-
crease." Reservations may be made at 383-8132.
Volunteer at Mote Marine
Mote Marine Laboratory invites the public to join
its family of volunteers. A new volunteer recruitment
"coffee" will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednes-
day, Oct. 21, at Mote's Martin-Selby Education Cen-
ter, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota.
With the expansion of the Aquarium on the hori-
zon, Mote Marine will require more volunteers to greet,
assist and inform visitors. There is an urgent need for
guides, cashiers, and gift shop personnel, and Mote's
Marine Mammal Program needs a pathologist.
For more information, contact Andrea Davis at
388-4441, extension 438.
Ringling staff exhibition
Ringling School of Art and Design presents the
1998 Staff Exhibition from Oct. 19 through 30, featur-
ing work in a variety of media by staff members.
The exhibit will be held in the Keating Center and
is free and open to the public. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Ringling School
campus is located at 2700 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.
For more information, call 359-7563.
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Oct. 11 76 87 0
Oct. 12 76 88 0
Oct. 13 76 88 0
Oct. 14 75 87 0
Oct. 15 74 86 0
Oct. 16 74 86 0
Oct. 17 75 85 0
Average Gulf water temperature 80
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gift basket filled with collectibles in celebration of
customer appreciation day at Under The Sun An-
tiques & Collectibles. Doris's husband Bob, left.
filled out the drawing ticket in her name. The basket
was filled by each of the area antique dealers and
owners Rosemary Fleck of Essence of Time and
Betty Files of Under the Sun. Islander Photo:
Get in touch with nature
An exhibit of nature illustration is ongoing at
Selby Gardens until Sunday, Nov. 22. "Drawn from
Nature III" features a variety of 19th century nature
illustrations from the private collection of William
Hartman. owner of William Hartman Gallery, and
the Gardens botanical art collections.
The museum, located at 811 South Palm Ave..
Sarasota, is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Ad-
mission is $8 for adults. $4 for children ages 6-11,
and free to members and children under 5.
For more information, call 366-5732. extension
Reopening with music
Music will reopen Manatee Community
College's Neal Auditorium after extensive renova-
tions. The re-inaugural program at 8 p.m. Tuesday,
Oct. 27, will feature MCC choirs, a soliloquy from
"Carousel," guest tenor Ron Burrichter and a barber
Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students and
senior citizens. The auditorium is at 5840 26th St.
W., Bradenton. Information is available at 722-1511.
Maria Buchholz Goff
Maria Buchholz Goff, 91, formerly of Holmes
Beach, died Oct. 10.
Miss Goff was born in Wisconsin and moved to
Manatee County from Rock Island, Ill., in 1978. She
was a homemaker.
Services were held Sunday, Oct. 11, at Roser Me-
morial Community Church, Anna Maria. Covell Cre-
mation & Funeral Center was in charge of arrange-
She is survived by three daughters; Barbara
Diamantopoulos of Lavallette, N.J., Donna Schlichting
of Punta Gorda, Fla., and Diane Eubanks of
Bloomington, Ind.; one son, John Goff of Taylor
Ridge, Ill.; two sisters, Hilda Ridgout of Cherster, N.J.,
and Ruth Sippel of Plymouth, Wis.; one brother, Ray
Buchholz of Macomb, Wis.; 13 grandchildren; and 15
Robert 'Bob' Shortelle
Robert "Bob" Shortelle, 75, of Holmes Beach, died
Oct. 16, at home.
Mr. Shortelle was born in Windsor, Vt., and came
to Manatee County from Connecticut. He was an FBI
agent, retiring in 1975, and later served as director of
Special Investigation Division, ITT-Hartford, before
retiring in 1984. He served in the U.S. Navy. He was
a member of the National Association of Pearl Harbor
Survivors and established the Connecticut Nutmeg
Chapter, where he served as president and state chair-
man. He was a member of the Kaneohe Klippers, VFW
post 10141 in Bradenton, the American Legion and the
Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI, Gulf
A funeral service was held Tuesday, Oct. 20, in
Sherman, Conn. Burial will be at Arlington National
Cemetery, Arlington, Va. Bouton & Reynolds Funeral
Home in Stamford, Conn., is in charge of funeral ar-
rangements. Memorials may be made to New Milford
VNA Hospice, 68 Park Lane Road, New Milford,
He is survived by his wife, Rose; six daughters,
Linda Ross of Minneapolis, Sharon Gero of Newark
Valley, N.Y., Gail Meehan of New Milford, Conn.,
Faythe Valenzon of New Fairfield, Conn., Diane of
Milford, Conn., and Robin Galon of Colchester, Conn.;
a brother, James William Jr. of Wallingford, Conn.: a
sister, Natalie Smith of Fort Myers; and six grandchil-
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summer and beginning of fall, I find myself over-
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Spring forward, fall back.
It's ingrained in our consciousness like the A-B-C
song. I's a seasonal event, similar to the regularity of
tourists coming back to Anna Maria and departing
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DST begins for most of the U. S. at 2 a.m. the first
Sunday of April, then reverts to standard time at 2 a.m.
on the last Sunday of October.
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energy consumed occurs in the evening when families
are home. By moving the clock ahead one hour each
day in spring, we cut the amount of electricity we con-
Studies done by the U.S. Department of Transpor-
tation show that we trim the entire country's electric-
ity usage by about 1 percent EACH DAY with DST.
The poll indicated that Americans like DST be-
cause "there is more light in the evenings / can do more
in the evenings."
Daylight Saving Time also saves a small amount
of energy in the morning when we rise. Studies show
that 70 percent of all Americans rise prior to 7 a.m.
during the work week. (That would be me.)
During summer months, sunrise is very early in the
morning, so most people will wake after the sun rises.
Because the sun is up, we will turn on fewer lights in
our homes. Thus, we actually use less energy in the
So, we save energy in both the evening and the
morning because we use less electricity for lighting and
In the winter, the afternoon DST advantage is off-
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and fall, the advantage is less than one hour. So, day-
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back one hour. So, can they serve for that additional
hour in October?
The answer: They can, but Holmes Beach police
say they discourage it. In other states, the legal closing
time is not 2 a.m. but actually at 1:59 a.m. So, they are
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A final note, with the change of daylight-saving
time, the Energizer Bunny and the Anna Maria Fire
District hope you'll remember to change batteries in
smoke detectors. Changing the batteries twice a year
will make sure detectors will be working in case there
is a fire and what better reminder?
Perhaps we'll just forget the "clock" and set the
opening "time" at our office to coincide with sunrise
and sunset. I really like to get up early.
A friend of mine, older and wiser by much time,
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he said. After all, if you sleep one-third of your life,
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Oct. 9, warrant arrest, 8000 block of Gulf Drive.
Oct. 14, grand theft, 800 block of North Shore
Drive on the beach. The victim reported an unknown
person removed a ring valued at $3,000 from a beach
Oct. 6, lost property, 1501 Gulf Drive,
Smuggler's Cove. The complainant reported she had
$2,170 in jewelry in a bag in her room and it disap-
Oct. 7, theft, 2500 block of Avenue B. The vic-
tim reported an unknown person removed a television
valued at $100 from a covered carport.
Oct. 9, battery, 1701 Gulf Drive, Island Inn. The
victim reported that on numerous occasions the subject
touched her and made sexual comments to her which
offended her. A capias request and a criminal com-
plaint were issued.
Oct. 10, burglary, 2412 Gulf Drive, Surfside
Econo Lodge. The victims reported they were in the
pool area and placed their room key on a table. They
said the key was missing for a short period of time and
was found a short distance from their table. They said
when they returned to their room, a ring valued at
$1,000, credit cards, a driver's license and.$70 cash
Oct. 9, bad check $40.65, 3902 Gulf Drive,
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Oct. 9, warrant arrest, 2800 block of Gulf Drive.
Oct. 10, suspicious, 3248 East Bay Drive,
Walgreens. The complainant reported two subjects
were in the store acting suspiciously. He said when
they left the store, they activated the alarm and were
asked to return. They didn't activate the alarm the sec-
ond time and left the store. Later he discovered a price
tag from a pair of sunglasses on the ground by the
alarm and suspected that the subjects took the sun-
glasses and dropped the tag to foil the alarm.
Oct. 10, assist Bradenton Police Department,
5901 Marina Drive. According to the report, the sub-
ject came into the police station and confessed to steal-
ing a wallet containing $400 in Bradenton. Bradenton
police were contacted to send an officer to pick up the
Oct. 10, theft, 3015 Gulf Drive, Citgo. The com-
plainant reported two juvenile subjects took a 12-pack
of beer and ran.
Oct. 11, vandalism, 7000 Gulf Drive, Tiffany
Place condominium. The officer on patrol observed
three damaged light fixtures.
Oct. 11, burglary to an automobile, 4000 Gulf
Drive, Manatee County Public Beach. The victims re-
ported an unknown person forced open the vehicle and
removed shoes, slacks, shirts, a watch, a wallet and
swim trunks. A friend of the victims said he observed
three subjects near the vehicle and one subject was
carrying slacks and shoes belonging to the victim. He
said he yelled at the subjects to stop, but they jumped
into a vehicle which the parking lot.
Oct. 11, burglary to an automobile, 4000 Gulf
Drive, Manatee County Public Beach. While the officer
was at the beach on a burglary call, he was advised of
a second burglary. The victim reported an unknown
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shorts, slacks, shoes, a pager and a wallet containing
$20 cash, a driver's license and credit cards.
Oct. 12, DUI, 3200 block of East Bay Drive to
5300 block of Gulf Drive. The officer on patrol ob-
served Pamela Connett, 48, of Holmes Beach, back
into a wooden fence in a parking lot and then exit onto
Gulf Drive and travel north. He said he followed
Connett and observed her travel left of center, drive off
the side of the road and weave in the lane numerous
He said he activated his lights in the 4600 block of
Gulf Drive but Connett did not stop until the 5300
block where she missed the turn, slid off the road and
traveled over the curb and grass at Eckerds parking lot.
He administered field performance tests and placed
Connett in custody.
Oct. 12, vandalism, 7000 Gulf Drive, Tiffany
Place condominium. The complainant reported an un-
known person damaged six exterior post lamps valued
at $50 each.
Oct. 12, found property a bicycle, 2800 block
of Gulf Drive.
Oct. 12, found property a set of keys, 3200
block of Gulf Drive.
Oct. 13, burglary, 4000 block of Gulf Drive. The
victim reported $80 in tools were missing from the resi-
Oct. 14, theft, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee County
Public Beach. The victim reported an unknown person
removed a tool tray and tools valued at $500 from the
bed of his pickup truck.
Oct. 15, suspicious vehicle, 5800 block of
Depalmas. The complainant reported suspicious sub-
jects in a vehicle were pulling into driveways. The of-
ficer located the subjects, who turned out to be lost
tourists, and led them to their accommodations.
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[E PAGE 16 0 OCTOBER 21, 1998 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
By Kevin P. Cassidy
IFC youth teams enjoy
The Island Football Club's three youth soccer
teams played four games this weekend and came away
a winner in all four games. I managed to catch all of the
Saturday games as I took a soccer road trip starting at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center before mak-
ing the trek down to Sarasota's Twin Lakes Park, fol-
lowed by the long drive to North Port.
Two of the victories were blow-out wins while two
were total nail biters. Beach Bistro's U-10 team got
things going when they won a close 1-0 decision over
the Sarasota Terminators on Saturday morning at the
If not for the stellar play of Bistro goalie Tyler
Schneerer, I would be writing about their second loss
in as many games as the Terminators kept the ball in
the IFC defensive end for most of the first half, but
Schneerer repeatedly came up with spectacular saves
to keep the game scoreless.
The momentum shifted in the second half. Beach
Bistro stepped up their level of play and found some
space to work the ball through on offense. Midway
through the second half, Joel Mitchell got loose on a
break-away and got fouled from behind, giving the
locals a free kick.
Connor Bystrom took the kick and sent it towards
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goal but the Terminator goalie was there to tip it over and
the end line, giving Beach Bistro a corner kick. Donnie
Anderson took the corner and sent it into the goal Ani
mouth where Bystrom skied over the defense to head calls
it into the corner of the goal for the only score of the Cou
Bystrom's effort earned him player-of-the-game tall)
honors with strong support coming from defenders fini
Nick Smith, Spencer Carper, Zack Geeraerts and
Schneerer in goal. Nor
Koala Tee's U-14 team was away at Twin Lakes thei
for a noon kickoff against Sarasota's Flying Bridge and goa
came away with an easy 5-2 win that could have been
even more of a blow out. throw
Josh Sato and Ryan Quigley paced the offense with scoi
two goals apiece while Daniel Van Andel added one. play
Player-of-the-game was Ryan Mijares for his strong
game in the midfield while Joey Mousseau, Ben Miller
IFC inidfielder Raul
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Nelson in the foreground
in a game against Largo.
Islander Photo: Kevin
Jill Pritchard also turned in strong performances.
Next up was a 4 p.m. game between Palma Sola
mal Clinic and North Port in U-12 action. The lo-
Sjumped out in front by a score of 2-0 on goals by
irtney Taylor and Skyler Purcell.
IFC should have led by much more since they to-
y dominated the first half, but they were unable to
sh off their scoring chances.
They got off to a bad start in the second half as
rth Port received a gift penalty kick when one of
r players tripped over the ball while going towards
i. He finished to cut the lead to 2-I.
Two minutes later, the same player made a nice run
ough the defense to beat John Maser in goal to tie the
re. At this point, it would have been easy for the IFC
yers to hang their heads, but they kept playing hard
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SPORTS, FROM PAGE 16
and finally came up with the game-winner when Sean
Pittman beat his man down the right wing before cen-
tering the ball to a trailing Michael Wallen. Wallen
one-timed the ball from the top of the box into the up-
per-left corner of the goal for a 3-2 IFC victory and
Palma Sola Animal Clinic didn't have long to cel-
ebrate their victory as they had a 1:45 p.m. game
against Braden River Rage on Sunday.
The Islanders dominated as they kept the ball on
their offensive end for the entire game in taking an easy
6-0 win. IFC got balanced scoring with five different
players scoring led by Michael Wallen with two.
Rounding out the scoring was Taylor Manning,
Michael Mijares, Max Gazzo and player-of-the-game
Also turning in great performances were John
Maser who had three assists and defenders Jordan
Pritchard, Chris Klotz and Daniel Miller.
The Island Football Club adults came into this
week's game with an undefeated record but left as the
only IFC team to lose over the weekend. The team got
out-hustled and outscored by Nam Phong by a score of
Men-of-the-match were Shawn Dibble and Jeff
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Next week's IFC games have the U-10 team trav-
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North River 1 while the U-12 team plays a Sunday
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Center soccer action
Wednesday night's Division I game matched
Handy Trac Systems against Island Real Estate with
Handy Trac coming out on top by a 5-2 score. Kyle
Dale paced the offense with two goals while Bobby
Cooper, Josh Sankey and B.J. Keim each added a goal.
Josh Sato's two goals led Island Real Estate in a
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Lorenzo Rivera added one goal to finish out the
scoring. Kelly Officer played a strong game in the
midfield while Felicia Rivera anchored the defense for
Anthony Maser scored both goals for Longboat
while Sarah Claussen and Charlie Woodson turned in
strong performances in taking the tough loss.
Thursday's Division I game saw Ben Webb Land-
scaping record a shut-out win over Island Pest Control.
The game was tight in the first half as Ben Webb
Landscaping nursed a slim 1-0 lead on a Jordan Bow-
ers goal off an assist from Ryan Mijares before break-
ing the game open with five second-half goals.
Kyle Schweitzer and Mijares.led Ben Webb with
two goals apiece while Scot Vensel added one.
Michael Caudill and Brandon Roberts turned in
strong performances for Island Pest Control.
I want to thank coaches such as Jim Taylor, Greg
Luzier and Lisa Rivera for giving me information from
their games. I can't write it if I don't know about it, so
please fill out the forms in the Center and leave them
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Score one for 'girl power'
Division III team Homes Beach Mini Storage has
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Pondering cause, effect: everything changes
A Cortez fisher told me years ago that any time you
put a post in the water you'll end up with some kind of
The effects could be immediate if your post
squashes a crab, or more subtle, like changing the tidal
flow and scouring out a seawall or undercutting a man-
I've always wondered about impacts the Sunshine
Skyway Bridge caused to the mouth of Tampa Bay.
Back in the 1920s, Passage Key had a house and farm
located on its shore; today it's a bird sanctuary, a little
more than a sandbar, barely elevated enough for a few
scraggly sea oats and bird nests to survive at high tide.
And Egmont Key has lost hundreds of feet of its
western shore due to erosion in the past 30 years -
about the same time the Skyway was built and those
pilings started to alter the tidal flow in and out of
What brought all those cause-and-effect changes to
mind was a report from Alaska last week. It seems that
killer whales in the Aleutian Islands are feeding on a
new food source, sea otters, rather than their normal
diet of seals and sea lions.
The problem is that sea otters usually feed on sea
urchins. Fewer sea otters means more sea urchins, and
the population explosion of the crustaceans is decimat-
ing kelp forests in the area.
And without the protection and food provided by
kelp, scientists fear fish, birds, mussels and all kinds of
other critters won't survive.
One thing always leads to another, not always to
An anti-extinction story
Biologists have at least one Florida success story
to brag on: the American alligator.
By the 1960s, trade in alligator skins for boots,
purses and other products plus the tasty meat had
forced the reptile on the endangered species list.
Lawmakers and scientists stepped in and began an
aggressive management plan to protect the species.
Farms were created to allow harvesting of alligators for
market while wild alligators were protected.
And wild alligator populations began to grow, so
much so that by the late 1980s. gators were starting to
become a nuisance. Limited hunting of wild alligators
was permitted, and continues today. In 1996, almost
27.000 skins were harvested from farms, with almost
8,000 skins from licensed hunting of wild gators.
If those numbers seem large. consider that gator
surveys in the Everglades estimate there are more than
1 million gators slithering through the marsh today.
Ironically, the anti-gator sentiments of the past are
affecting the commercial harvest today. There was so
much publicity years ago about the danger of gator
Anna Maria Island Community
Center soccer schedule
Division I (11- to 13-year-olds)
All games begin at 7:30 p.m. unless othenrise noted
Island Animal Clinic vs. Handy Trac Systems
LaPensee Plumbing vs. Island Real Estate
Handy Trac Systems vs. Ben Webb Landscaping
Ben Webb Landscaping vs. LaPensec Plumbing at I p.mn.
Handy Trac Systems vs. Island Animal Clinic at 4 p.m.
Island Real Estate vs. Ben Webb Landscaping
Island Pest Control vs. Handy Trac Systems
Island Animal Clinic vs. LaPensee Plumbing
I (8- to 10-year-olds)
Jessie's Island Store vs. Longboat Observer at 5:30 p.m.
Bealls vs. Mr. Bones at 6 p.m.
Jessie's Island Store vs. Air & Energy at 5:30 p.m.
Longboat Observer vs. H.E. Inc. at 6:30 p.m.
Air & Energy vs. H.E. Inc. at 6 p.m.
Jessie's Island Store vs. B&M Cooling at 11:30 a.m.
Air & Energy vs. West Coast Refrigeration at 2:30 p.m.
Longboat Observer vs. B&M Cooling at 6 p.m.
Mr. Bones vs. H.E. Inc: at 5:30 p.m.
West Coast Cooling vs. Air & Energy at 6 p.m.
Bealls vs. Jessie's Island Store at 5:30 p.m.
Mr. Bones vs. H.E. Inc. at 6:30 p.m.
(5- to 7-year-olds)
Beach Bistro vs. Bridge St. Pier & Cafe at 6 p.m.
Galati Marine vs. Harry's Continental Kitchens at 7 p.m.
Galati Marine vs. Bridge St. Pier & Cafe at 6 p.m.
Palm Tree Villas vs. Oden Hardy Construction at 7 p.m.
H.B. Mini Storage vs. Oden Hardy Construction at 6 p.m.
SPORTS, FROM PAGE 17
all but one member of the team is female, Sean
Edwards the lone male representative plays
alongside Donna Barth, Lauren Barth, Kaylee
Bartholow, Sage Geeraerts, Sarah Howard, Sylvie
Mariolan, Marianne Robinson, Hannah Mitchell and
The team has been playing hard and has not
backed down from any of their opponents to date.
Since Division III isn't competitive and scores aren't
kept, it's difficult to include their game action in this
However, Coach Tracy Mitchell's enthusiasm
convinced me to report the fact that her Holmes
Beach Mini Storage team scored a great goal in their
game against Galati Marine. Paige Carper finished
off a pass from Hannah Mitchell to set off a wild
sideline celebration and give a big lift to gender
trapping that the public even today steers clear of gator
tail on menus and gator wallets in stores.
Gator tail, anyone? After all, it tastes just like
chicken ... but then, what doesn't?
The affect of all our effects:
My old buddy Dave Levin stopped by the office
the other day to talk about a new service he's offering
- free. As regular readers of The Islander Bystander
will know. Levin is an attorney who successfully rep-
resented Islanders in the battle against the Florida De-
partment of Transportation's plans to replace the Anna
Maria Island Bridge with a high, fixed-span structure.
Our David to their Goliath.
He's become so successful in anti-bridge battles
that he's also representing Sarasota in a similar crusade
against the DOT, and earlier this month won a fight in
St. Petersburg for residents who also opposed a high
bridge in their backyards.
When Levin isn't fighting bridge battles, he prac-
tices environmental law in Sarasota. As a service to
waterfront homeowners or prospective homeowners
- he's prepared a pretty nifty web page that's packed
with information about rules, regulations, laws and all
other details the state makes one comb through before
doing anything on or in the water.
As Levin explains:
"Generally, any activity conducted in, on, or over
the surface waters of the State of Florida will require
a permit from the Florida Department of Environmen-
tal Protection and/or state water management district.
Such activities generally are also regulated by counties
and municipalities within the state.
"Unless expressly exempted from permitting re-
quirements, it is unlawful to conduct an activity in,
on or over surface waters, such as the construction
of a dock, without first obtaining the required per-
mit from the appropriate governmental agency. Any
activity conducted without a required permit is con-
sidered a 'public nuisance' and may be required to
"State and local governmental regulations provide
specific criteria intended to protect waters and other
natural resources which must be met before a permit
will be issued. Such regulations may affect the location,
size, configuration, and manner of construction of such
activities as single-family docks, single-family dredge
and fill, and shoreline stabilization (e.g., seawalls,
bulkheads and rip-rap).
"In particular, for example, in order to obtain an
Environmental Resource Permit from the State of
Florida, an applicant will be required to demonstrate
that the proposed activity will not adversely affect
public health, safety and welfare of the property of
others; not adversely affect fish and wildlife; not
impair navigation or surface water flows; not ad-
versely affect nearby fishing or recreational uses;
and not increase the potential for flooding or dis-
charge of pollutants."
Levin's web site is at www.flwaterfront.com.
It's also got links to a bunch of different state and
local websites where you can call up all the regulations
you may need to refer to if you want to build, tear down
or otherwise alter the natural conditions of a piece of
What I liked was a waterfront homeowner check
list that hit most of the highlights of what you need to
know, or questions you should ask, before you buy a
house on the water.
The "Old Farmer's Almanac 1999" held a contest
for readers to name the most useful inventions of the
20th century. Here are some of the finalists:
Five-gallon plastic buckets.
Paper clips, useful for everything from zipper
pulls to ejecting a computer disk and even holding
TV mute buttons.
Vclcro my personal favorite, right along with:
week ended Oct. 15
Division I (11- to 13-year-olds)
Team Record Points
LaPensee Plumbing 5-2-0 15
Island Animal Clinic 4-0-2 14
Island Real Estate 3-2-2 11
Handy Trac Systems 3-1-2 11
Ben Webb Landscaping 1-2-2 5
Island Pest Control 0-7-1 1
Division II (8- to 10-year-olds)
Team Record Points
Air & Energy 6-0-1 19
Bealls 6-1-0 18
Mr. Bones 4-2-1 13
H.E. Inc. 3-1-1 10
Longboat Observer 2-4-0 6
B&M Cooling 1-3-3 6
West Coast Refrigeration 1-5-1 4
Jessie's Island Store 1-5-1 4
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 OCTOBER 21, 1998 0 PAGE 19 IJ
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By Capt. Mike Heistand
Fishing is about as good as it ever gets around
the Island right now. Backwater action includes red-
fish, snook, trout and flounder. Offshore, kingfish
take the top honors among fishers, plus Spanish
mackerel, grouper and snapper.
Dick at the Rod and Reel Pier reports catches
of cobia, a few Spanish mackerel and mangrove
snapper, lots of black drum, redfish and flounder.
Anglers at the Anna Maria City Pier are reel-
ing in a lot of sharks, with one five-footer docked
Saturday night, plus lots of mackerel, a few reds and
Annie's Bait & Tackle said that Capt. Zack on
the Dee Jay II said overall action was pretty good,
with catches of redfish, snook, trout and flounder in
the backwater. Offshore fishing is picking up, with
kings, cobia, Spanish mackerel the most plentiful
species. He's also getting some pompano in Sarasota
Bay and jacks are everywhere.
Capt. Dave Pinkham on the Legend said king-
fish are here and hungry. Last Wednesday he was
offshore in about 50 feet of water and got into a lot
of 15-pound kings and some Spanish mackerel using
shiners as bait. Farther offshore, in about 80 feet of
water, he boated some keeper gag grouper and man-
Capt. Roy Salgado on the Grand Slam.said he
has been limiting out on kings, with one monster 25
pounder coming aboard. He's also getting black
grouper at 25 pounds. Last Saturday, Skip Shipley of
Orlando caught and released a four-foot sailfish for
the fish-of-the-week award. He's also getting snap-
per in the four-pound range.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair said he's
catching snook, redfish and trout, plus a few floun-
Capt. Jason Henzell and Capt. Kurt Morrison on
the Neva-Miss said they're getting kingfish up to 25
pounds on the surface using cut and live bait, and
Spanish mackerel up to 24 inches long. Other action
includes gag grouper at 12 pounds, red grouper at 15
pounds, mangrove snapper at four pounds and red
snapper at five pounds using live shrimp and cut
Carl at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said wade
fishers are doing good with snook. The redfish have
moved to deep holes in the bay, he said, and cobia
are starting to move. Shrimp are plentiful and big,
Capt. Rick Gross said snook fishing is getting
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Capt. Tom Chaya said Spanish mackerel, red-
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Bill at Island Discount Tackle said Spanish
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Capt. Mike Greig said cobia, snook, trout and
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who was certified as boat coxswain this week. A cox-
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away from the dock and is a direct representative of
the commanding officer or officer in charge.
Congratulations to Ronald Touchton, com-
inander of Flotilla 85, who was elected as captain
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elected as vice captain.
Oct. 10, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a call from a distressed vessel on
VHF-FM Channel 16. A Coast Guard helicopter
was dispatched and searched the area where the
vessel was said to be with no sightings.
Oct. 11, Search and rescue /assistance.
Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel "Misty Lady"
from Flotilla 84 came upon an 18-foot boat tak-
ing on water in Sarasota Bay. The boat was
towed to Centennial Park.
Oct. 11, Boarding. A 25-foot boat was boarded
in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel's operator received
a written warning for not having registration or a
throwable personal flotation device on board.
Oct. 12, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report from a local marina of a
boat hard aground on Passage Key. A Coast Guard
boat responded, transported the two people aboard
to Fort Desoto for a ride home and commercial
salvage to assist with the grounded boat.
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1 1/2 Hours before game
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BUILDERS HOME FURNITURE Displayed but
never used. Four-piece bedroom sets $259; sofa
and love seat $399; queen bed set $199; full
$159; twin $129; futons (sofa by day bed at
night) frame and mat $199; daybed (white with
brass finials) including 2 mattresses and pop-up
unit $285. Can deliver. Call 753-7118.
WANTED: LITTLE TYKES used (barely?) furniture
and outdoor play equipment, playground or other
fun stuff for one-year-old girl. 778-1102.
MACINTOSH POWERBOOK 520. Laptop model,
ready to use. 778-7978.
WASHER AND DRYER Kenmore large capacity
$150. 779-0142 evenings.
NEW BROTHER WORD processor, never used,
PRINTER HP LASER IIP, black and white, excel-
lent. Letters, reports and more $75. 778-8530.
GulfStream & Smugglers Cove
Resorts on Anna Maria Island
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Rent a luxurious, fully-furnished vacation home at
Anna Maria's only Gold Crown resort offering studios
to two bedroom, two bath units. From our private
beach to our dock on the bay, we have award-winning,
professionally-designed interiors. Heated pool, 17-per-
son Jacuzzi. Fully-equipped kitchens, color TV with
cable, microwave, VCR, washerldryer and barbecue grill.
For reservations call (941) 778-6667
or toll free 1-800-851-8454 visit our web site at
:. ; www.vacationet.com
Carol S. Heinze
Ich Spreche Deutsch
LOWEST PRICE concrete
block duplex on the island and
only one block to the beach.
$139,000 Call for your
personal showing today!!!
homesite 6.78 acres. $40,680
Additional lots available.
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. Call Karin Stephan 388-
1267 or Carol Heinze 778-5059.
All my listings can be seen
on the world wide web.
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.
EVERYTHING MUST GO Saturday, October 24, 8
a.m. to 12 p.m. Make us an offer. Many miscella-
neous treasures. 7902 Palm Drive, Holmes Beach.
GARAGE SALE Saturday, October 24, 8 a.m. to 2
p.m. Tools, computer equipment, Christmas deco-
rations, crafts, household and other treasures. 7202
9th Avenue W. (Village Green).
MOVING SALE Saturday, October 24, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Fumiture, collectibles, household, bikes and miscella-
neous items. 2906 Avenue C, Holmes Beach.
CORTEZ FISH MARKET 119th Street and Cortez
Road (turn south two blocks). We have stone crabs.
798-9404. Cortez Bait & Seafood.
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HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX 3BR/1 BA AND 2BR/1 BA
on a quiet street. Great investment and only steps to
the beach. $184,500. Call Denise Langlois 795-8748.
BAYVIEW...CANAL...POOL...DOCK! Newer Key
West style. Our best investment property! Lots of
room. Beautiful views. Huge heated pool. $348,000.
Call Karen Lohse or Connie Volts 751-1155.
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-
WINTER and SUMMER RATES
CONDOS HOUSES DUPLEXES
ASK FOR BOB LOHSE
BARB'S OFFICE CENTER. Professional typing,
business cards, rubber stamps, fax services, qual-
ity copies, office supplies and lamination. 310 Pine
THE PRAYER OF St. Jude: "May the Sacred Heart
of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and preserved
throughout the world now and forever. Sacred Heart
of Jesus pray for us. St. Jude worker of miracles
pray for us. St. Jude helper of the hopeless pray for
us." Say this prayer 9x/day for 8 consecutive days,
and your prayer will be answered. Publication must
be promised. Thank you St. Jude. MD
REGISTER TO VOTE: Pick up forms for simplified
mail-in registration at The Islander Bystander office,
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
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.
REAL ESTATE, INCoast
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Mary Ann Schmidt
2BR/1.5BA Seaside Beach house turnkey furnished
condo. End unit, heated pool, gorgeous view. Great rental.
Needs your decorating. $225,000.
3BR/2.5BA home across from golf course on deep water
canal. Vaulted great room, gallery wall. Dock accommo-
dates 50-foot yacht. Pool & heated spa. $699,000.
2BR/2BA townhouse, hardwood floors, fenced yard,
large screened porch, two-car garage, short walk to
beach. Residential area. $170,000.
2BR/2BA easily converts to 3BR. Large caged pool,
2-car garage, fenced yard, immaculate, security system,
fruit trees, cul-de-sac. $139,900.
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.
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.
SABAL PALMS CONDO
2BR/1.5BA turnkey furnished condo. Great west-side
location. Convenient to everything. Close to shops,
doctors, restaurants. Short drive to beach. $59,900.
Sandy Pointe 2BR/2BA $900
2BR/1BA Duplex $750
SEASONAL 2 BR/2BA Condos
Runaway Bay, Anna Maria Island Club
Bridgeport & Northbeach Village
$700 week/$1,500 month
REAL ESTATE, INC.
Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
WE NEED LISTINGS
"30 CLOSINGS SO FAR IN 1998.
ARE YOU THINKING OF SELLING,
BUYING, OR RENTING?
WE DO IT ALL! USE OUR EXPERIENCE!"
CALL US FOR A FREE CONSULTATION
NEW QUALITY BUILT
3BRi2BA, 1,900 sq. ft. lush land-
scape, central vac, other up-
grades, four covered porches.
CALL FOR OPEN SCHEDULE
$279,900. 778-5427 after hours.
CANALFRONT 4BR/3BA elevated, $395,000.EXCEPTIONAL
2BR/2BA condo with carport. $126,000.
WHITE AVENUE beach access. 3BR/2BA, large lot, immaculate,
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.
STYLING SALON Eight stations. Owner anxious $39,000 OBO.
LOT C-2 100x90 Walk to beach $150,000.
5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
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"CRITTER SITTER" Going away and your pets have
to stay? Daily visits to your home to provide food,
water, lots of TLC! 778-6000.
1995 HONDA PRELUDE S, black 5-speed, power
sunroof and windows. New tires, CD player, excellent
condition. Pregnant, must sell! $11,900. 778-6234.
FREE 1984 PLYMOUTH Horizon. Has been idle
one year. Scrap it! Fix it! Come get it. Will need tow-
ing. Please leave message, 778-7084.
YACHT CLEANING by Carleen. Detailing, wax,
maintenance programs. 15-years experience. Island
resident. References available. 941-750-7337.
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
WET SLIPS AND Hi 'N' Dry storage available at
competitive rates in modern, full-service marina.
BOAT SLIP in Holmes Beach for rent. Nice dock,
well protected. Call 778-7039.
1997 EVINRUDE 175 HP ocean-pro, 25-inch shaft
$5,000. Call 795-8299.
17-FT CAROLINA SKIFF 40HP Tohatsu, center
console bait wells $1,300. 778-6252.
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.,
HELP WANTED: hostess, cocktail/food servers,
bussers, and valet drivers. Buccaneer Inn, 383-
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,
FULL TIME/PART TIME Waitress wanted. Call Tip
of the Island. 778-3909.
LOOKING FOR PEOPLE interested in sales 35% to
50% plus commission. Over 6,500 products. No risk.
PART-TIME OFFICE work, flexible hours, mature
individual with organizational skills, light typing,
filing and computer knowledge. Excellent compen-
sation. Call 779-2099.
HELP! HELP! BOOKKEEPER needed for full-time
temporary position, approximately three months to
cover maternity leave. Some prior bookkeeping and
knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word helpful.
Islander Bystander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
AN OHIO OIL company needs mature person now
in the Holmes Beach area. Regardless of experi-
ence, write C.N. Read, P.O. Box 696, Dayton, OH
HOUSEKEEPING nonsmoking, reliable. Variety of
housekeeping duties. Harrington House Bed and
WEED-PULLER responsible youngster to do yard
work in Bradenton Beach. $5 hour part-time. 798-
9099, leave message.
MEDICAL CLINIC ON Longboat Key needs part-
time clerical assistance. 20 hours per week. Call
PART-TIME HELP WANTED Christian Education
Coordinator at Roser Community Church on Pine
Avenue in Anna Maria. 15 hours per week. Must be
a dynamic and inspiring personality able to work with
children and teens and be a team player. Sunday
mornings and Wednesdays evenings are a must.
Resume and references will be required. Stop at
church office for a full job description.
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to
meet interesting people from around the world? Are
you interested in learning the history of Anna Maria
Island? Get involved with the Anna Maria Island
Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE
NEED YOU! Call 778-0492.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Li-
brary. Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or 778-
GARDENING BUSINESS for sale. 45+ clients on
Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key and in Bradenton.
Call 778-6110, leave message.
INVESTOR, active or silent, for a stable business that is
ready to grow significantly. 794-5053 or 955-3366.
EX-CORPORATE EXECUTIVES/business owners.
Looking for three ambitious individuals interested in
significant second income. (941)333-1297.
HIBISCUS SENIOR CITIZEN residency, 24 hour su-
pervision/care. Meals, laundry, cleaning, private or
semi-private rooms. Community activities 747-3586.
PART-TIME CAREGIVER NEEDED in Anna Maria
for elderly lady. Flexible hours. Call daughter, Betty
MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, mulching,
trimming, clean-up, edgings. Hard-working and respon-
sible. Excellent references. Call Edward 778-3222.
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476.
AUTOMOBILE SERVICE AND REPAIR. Call Mark
for appointment at Grooms Motors, 778-6045. 5608
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
THE HONEY DO MAN Handyman. Odd Jobs, small
jobs, repairs. Licensed, insured. Free estimates
778-5003 or 726-1067.
BANKRUPTCY $200, Divorce $150-$200. Adopticn,
corporations, modifications, power of attorney, name
change, etc. Suncoast Paralegal Services 742-4788.
GIRL FRIDAY errands, housekeeping, meals. Valid
Florida driver's license and vehicle. Will live in if
needed. Days or nights, references. Call 792-6990.
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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.
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
MOBILE SERVICE acupuncture, massage,
acupressure. Nutritional and herbal counseling.
Free consultation. Please call 778-9367 for your
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.
LET ME DO housekeeping for you! I am a good
worker and can also drive you anywhere! Call
HOUSE-SITTING FOR YOU! Preferably Bradenton,
Anna Maria, Longboat areas. Begin as soon as pos-
sible through March. Area and length of time nego-
tiable. Call Ann 778-5971.
FREE SNOW REMOVAL Shell, dirt, mulch or stone
delivered and spread for a small fee. Yard clean-up.
Dump truck for hire. Free estimates. Call Dave
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years. Call 778-6508.
Property Management Team
"We Cover the Island"
Week Month Annual
Cottages Houses Bungalows
I I REALTORS
5910 Marina Dr Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call 941-778-0770 Toll Free 800 741-3772
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
S1810 59 St.W, Bradenton, FL 34209
in popular Palma Sola. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, former builder model. Qual-
ity extras and designer interior. Stunning master bath suite, large fenced
corner lot. Close to schools and shopping. A must see! $139,900. Call
Richard Estock, REALTOR 751-1155 IB32271
VIEWS OF THE GULF
Recently remodeled, tiled and car-
peted, this picture perfect 2 Bed-
room, 2 Bath condominium features
a heated pool, and sauna. Walk to St.
Armand's for fabulous shopping and
dinning or enjoy beautiful beachfront
sunsets from the privacy of your new
home. Priced to sell at $189,900. Call Richard Estock. REALTOR 751-
Enjoy bay views from your glass enclosed lanai or gulf views from the
interior of this immaculate 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath condominium. Recently
remodeled. New kitchen, ceramic tile and carpeting. Secured lobby, heated
pool, and covered parking. Convenient to restaurants and shopping. Per-
fect location for long walks on the beach. $259,000, Call Richard Estock,
REALTOR 751-1155. IB32757
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING & MAINTENANCE
Residential/commercial, full-service maintenance,
landscaping installation, clean-ups, tree trimming,
ponds, native plants, butterfly gardens. Excellent
WANTED plant cutting and seeds for botanical
garden. Also free removal of cacti and succulent
plants. Please call and leave message, Myron L.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If
it's broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior dis-
count. Call 778-2581.
EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN GARDEN
CENTRE Unique landscape design and
xeriscaping. Quality plants and trees, mulch, shell,
top soil. Free delivery. 5704 Marina Dr., Holmes
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/
exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island refer-
ences. Dan or Bill 795-5100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. State licensed and insured. Many Is-
land references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic &
vinyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.
ALUMINUMNINYL CONSTRUCTION, new installa-
tion/repairs, Soffits/Fascias, screen enclosures. In-
sured, references. Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. Thirty-two year Island resident. Call Jim
Bickal at 778-1730.
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction. Free
estimates, no overtime charges. (FL#RF0038118)
778-3924 or 778-4461.
COME RELAX AND ENJOY your own beach getaway.
Townhouse with three balconies, partial gulf view and steps to the
beach. Comfortably furnished. Great rental potential. $129,500.
Bob Bumett, 387-0048 or Judy Nimz, 922-1015. C31177
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.
ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING removes
unsightly black mildew, salt and dirt from house
exterior and windows, roofs, gutters, driveways and
decks. Call 778-0944.
SCOTT'S PRESSURE CLEANING roof coating,
mobile homes, single $25, double $30. Boats,
houses, roofs. Insured, free estimates 756-9890.
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.
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,
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.
SUNSET VIEWS ON PRIVATE BEACH and bayside pool. Yorcan
have it all. Spacious 2BR/2B unit with 2 terraces, huge master suite,
fully fumished. Great rental or your own beachfront home. $225,000.
Bob Bumett, 387-0048 or Judy Nimz, 922-1015. C31181
TIDY ISLAND. Waterfront, spectacular view of Sarasota Bay ULTIMATE SUNSETS and expansive views of Sarasota and
and skyline. Gated community, very private. Acres of nature Longboat Key. Property consists of 2 separate houses and deeded
preserve. 3 or 4BR with extras galore. New price, $262,000. boat dock. Main house features wood floors, fireplace and exquis-
Janet Bellingar-Orr, 747-4543. C31584 ite master suite. $375,000. Van Bourgois, 761-0273. R27775.
WATERFRONT LOTS/ACREAGE MAINLAND
RIVERDALE. What a buy, on the canal
across from the Inlets. Great potential for
expansion. Kitchen and baths have been
beautifully remodeled. $139,900. Lisa
Edenfield, 727-8606 or 752-0101.R32014
ATTRACTIVLEY PRICED canal-front
home. Caged heated pool, dock and
davits. Split bedroom plan, 3BR/2B, fire-
place, family room. $219,900. Barry
OVER 1 ACRE ON WARNERS WEST
BAYOU. Beautifully remodeled, more
than 3,800 sq. ft., hardwood floors, dock.
$759,000. Sandy Drapala, 794-3354 or
Kathy Marcinko, 792-9122. R31079
Rare 1+/ acre plus building lot in Bayfield
Oak's Subdivision on Plama Sola Blvd. to
to 79th Street West. Cul-de-sac location.
$125,000 firm. Don Lewis, 746-3200
Available properties by the
week or by the month from
Anna Maria Island to Venice.
Call one of our rental and
(941) 951-6668 or (800) 881-2222
IDEAL for large family, 4BR/2B, split plan
home with eat-in kitchen. Large fenced
yard with fruit trees. $93,900. Colette
Gerrish, 794-1024. R32887
VILLAGE GREEN. Great location-off the
beaten path. 2BR, split design offers ex-
tra family room and vinyl/screened porch.
Terrific separate dining area and domed
kitchen. Barrel tiled roof. $112,500. Janet
Bellingar-Orr. 747-4543. R31028
CREEKWOOD DELIGHT. Great starter
home with lots of charm. Close to schools,
shopping and 1-75. Community pool and
tennis. $114,500. Lisa Edenfield, 727-
8606 or 752-0101 .R32437
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"A DOOR EXPERT"
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1988 with Island references.
DRY WALL, TEXTURE
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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
SURFSIDE 2BR/1BA, annual only. Assurity/secu-
rity, no last. Private beach. $900 monthly, includes
trash, water and sewer. One left! Call 792-2779.
PRIME COMMERCIAL SPACE in Holmes Beach for
rent, 1340 sf with two restrooms. Call Smith Real-
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. 1 BR $350 week, 2BR
$450 week. Fall rates available, 778-2374.
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
ANNUAL NORTH BEACH Village 3BR/2.5BA unfur-
nished, 1,500 sf, two-car garage, pool $1,400
month. Gulf Bay Realty, 778-7244.
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.
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 up-
dated, steps to beach, shopping. Includes water,
garbage. $550 month. Call 778-5482.
HOLMES BEACH VACATION rental. 2BR/3BA con-
dominium, pool, across from beach, partial Gulf
view. $545 weekly, $1685 monthly, $2125 seasonal.
NICE 2BR/2BA APARTMENT, central heat/air, car-
port, washer/dryer hookup, dishwasher, single or
couple. 432 62nd Street, no pets. 778-1259.
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 CUTE 2BR/1 BA duplex. Quiet family build-
ing. No pets. 8108 Gulf Dr. $650 per month and
$650 security. Includes cable, water, gas. 792-3226.
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.
ANNA MARIA NEAT 2BR/1BA house. One half
block to Gulf beach. $1,000 per month, $300 per
week. Call 778-7933.
GREAT GULF VIEWS! upstairs 2BR/1 BA, screened
porch, washer/dryer, 100 feet to Gulf waters,
seasonal $1,600 month. 778-6050.
WANTED: BEACH HOUSE for special occasion De-
cember 26 through January 3. Responsible local fam-
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CANCELLATION! NOW AVAILABLE six-month
seasonal rental. 2BR/1BA ground level, furnished,
near ocean, tropical. 65th Street, Holmes Beach.
HOLMES BEACH SEASONAL immaculate 1BR/
1BA apartments. Fall rates available now, stones
throw to beautiful Gulf beach, no pets. 778-4368.
HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA furnished 1,800 sf
home, 150 yards from beach, Gulf side. Washer/
dryer, all inclusive $2,100 month. Small pet nego-
tiable, no smoking. 114 81st Street, 813-681-9111.
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.
MARTINIQUE NORTH 2BR Gulf front with cabana,
bay view, pool and tennis court. January through
May, one or more months. Call 616-344-2231.
213 54th St., Holmes Beach 778-3082
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BEACH FRONT CONDOMINIUM 2BR/2BA completely
redecorated. Beautiful ocean view, lanai, all conveniences,
two pools, tennis on Anna Maria. Available December 15,
one month minimum. 630-208-7243.
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.
ANNA MARIA canal front home, unfurnished 2BR/
2BA, washer/dryer, utilities not included, close to
beach and park. 1.5 month security. Available No-
vember 1. Call 778-6367 or 908-234-1835.
VACATION RENTALS Gulf front units 1 BR/1BA and
2BR/1BA $500 to $600 week. Smith Realtors 778-0770.
SEASONAL RENTAL very nice, elevated 2BR/2BA
home, west of Gulf Drive $2,500 to $2,800 month.
Smith Realtors 778-0770.
ANNUAL RENTAL large 2BR/2BA home in the
Crossings, two car garage, great location $1,100
month. Smith Realtors 778-0770.
HOLMES BEACH 1BR duplex. Annual lease, fur-
nished. Older single person only. $550 month plus
electric, first, last and security. No pets, 778-1546.
AVAILABLE JANUARY, FEBRUARY, April. Fumished
1BR cottage 200 feet to beach. Private, quiet, clean.
Close to restaurants, shops, fishing pier. 778-8571.
LONGBOAT KEY bayside condominium 2BR/2BA,
unfurnished, dock, carport, pool, tennis, private
beach. Old Florida Realty, 778-3377.
BRADENTON BEACH 110 Bridge Street, commer-
cial building, 30-ft by 80-ft, air conditioned. Lease for
one year plus. Ed Z. 758-5838.
INFORMATION ON THE new proposed Bridge
Street Village Towne Homes, retail or office space
and new restaurant. Call Ed Z. 758-5838.
OPEN HOUSE Sunday, October 25, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Holmes Beach 2BR/2BA home on canal, large lot.
Deep canal. Nice and open view. 779-1512, by owner.
ANNUAL TOWNHOUSE APARTMENT 2BR/2BA, full
kitchen, pool, steps to beach, partial Gulf view. Avail-
able first week November $725 month. 794-3229.
VACATION RENTAL newly decorated 2BR/2BA
townhouse. PooL.,steps to beach and shopping, full
kitchen, security lighting, partial view of Gulf $450
weekly/$1,200 monthly /$2,000 monthly seasonal.
ANNUAL BRADENTON BEACH. Lovely 1 BR cottage
on bay in historic district. Private parking, lush grounds,
dock privileges. No pets. $725 month, 778-4625.
SLEEPING ROOM ONLY to rent, share bath. No
smoking, pets or phone. References, $100 week to
week. Job. Non-refundable deposit $25. 778-4192.
HOLMES BEACH 2BR/1BA ground level duplex,
one block from Gulf, washer/dryer hookup, newly
remodeled, $675. 778-6569.
SEASONAL 2BR/2BA fully furnished private resi-
dence, AnnalMaria City. Lanai, laundry room, one
block to Gulf. No pets. January through March 1999.
$1,800 month includes utilities 813-689-1880.
SEASONALI DUPLEX 2BR/1BA fully furnished,
washer/dryer. City of Anna Maria. No smoking or
pets. Available December through April 1999.
$1,475 month. 778-4745.
THREE BEDROOM HOME close to beautiful walking
beach. Bright, cheery decor. Garage, washer/dryer,
close to shopping, tennis. Available November through
January. Reasonable rates. Call 778-4473.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND directly on the beach. Fur-
nished 1 BR/1BA, beautiful location, no pets. Available
January and February $1,700 per month, 778-9121.
3014 AVENUE C #2 Holmes Beach Business Cen-
ter rental units. Available for commercial retail and
storage. Call 778-0879.
GULF VIEW,GROUND level, new 1 BR/1 BA, vacation
apartment, sleeps four, one house from beach, cable,
106 72nd St., Holmes Beach. January $2,000, Febru-
ary through April $2,600 month. 778-1970.
ROOMMATE WANTED spacious bedroom and bath
with laundry facilities. One block to beach in Holmes
Beach, $400 month. Non-smoker, call 778-8550.
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.
ISLAND HOMESITE terrific views of Tampa Bay
from this large corner lot located on north end of
Island, $129,900. Call Dave Moynihan, Wagner
Realty 778-2246, evenings 778-7976.
TRAILER WITH CARPORT, furnished, new refrig-
erator and air conditioning. Steps to beach and bay.
55+ The Pines Trailer Park $16,000. Contact park
2BR/2BA CONDOMINIUM near Blake Hospital.
$69,000, William E. Allen Real Estate, 778-1620.
BROKER LISTING EXPIRED. You save the com-
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$249,900. 3;or 4BR/3BA, huge office/in-law studio
with water-view porch, two canal docks with boat lift,
solar pool/spa, fruit trees, workshop, storage, quiet
corner, big maintenance-free lot. Motivated seller
will pay all losing 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-
ANNA MARIA CITY 2BR/2BA elevated turnkey
furnished home on quiet street. Short walk to beach
or bay. Ceramic tile in kitchen/living. 32-ft by 16-ft
ground-level deck, 23-ft by 16-ft finished storage.
Well maintained. $229,000. Call Joan Zak, Gulf-Bay
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VERY SPECIAL 2BD/2BA large 1995 custom-built
home in north Holmes Beach. Red oak floors, lovely
kitchen, fireplace, four-car garage, interior stairs
from lower level, deeded boat dock with water and
electric. Possible owner financing. $294,000. Call
Joan Zak, Gulf-Bay Realty, 778-7244/ 778-5730.
BAY VIEW FROM every room lovely 2BR/2BA con-
dominium in quiet complex with pool. Beautiful fur-
nishings completely turnkey. Call Lynn Hostetler,
SALE BY OWNER Anna Maria City. Steps to beach
elevated home. 2BR/2BA suite, mother, son,
friends, new roof new air conditioning, new appli-
ances. Single, garage, workshop, storage room,
quick sale. $175 firm. 778-4912.
WATERFRONT PROPERTY. Be an informed
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TRIPLEX: newly renovated, excellent rentals/owner
finance. Bradenton Beach. Call Jack McCormick
Broker Wagner Realty 383-5577.
SALE BY OWNER, Bradenton Beach, 10th Street
S., 100-ft by 100-ft lot, steps to beach and bay.
Large 2BR home with huge modern efficiency at-
tached. New separate garage, paved driveway,
beautifully landscaped. Courtesy to brokers,
$279,000. Call to see, 778-4625.
OPEN HOUSE Sunday, October 25,1998, 1 p.m. to
3 p.m. 3BR/2.5BA canal home across from golf
course. Boat lift and dock. Tropical yard with fruit
trees. Comfortable Florida living. $273,000. 610
Hampshire Lane, Holmes Beach. Your hosts Dick
Maher and Dave Jones 778-4800.
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ANNA MARIA GULFFRONT Outstanding
views from this two-story masonry duplex
offering 2BR/1.5BA each unit, turnkey fur-
nished. Possible to convert to single family.
Offered at $497,500. David Moynihan 778-
2246. Eves. 778-7976.
2403 Avenue B. 2BR/1B best buy on the
island. Completly redone. Call Harold
Small,'792-8628 #32896.......... $129,500
5806 Imperiore Ave. 2BR/2B great rental or
vacation home. Move in condition. Call Ed
Oliveira 778-1751. #31213 ......... $149,900
2202 Avenue A. 3BR/2BA custom built w/
greatroom design. Bay views. Call Dave
Moynihan 778-7976. #30853 ... $229,500
760 North Shore Dr. 2BR/2BA custom
beach house with lots of extras. Call
Michael Advoca e 778-0608. #30509 ......
.......... ................ ....... $299,900
527 56th St. 3BR/2BA with spectacular bay
front views. Great central location. Call
Dave Moynihan 778-7976 #28633 ..........
... ....... ................ ..... $379,500
638 Dundee Lane 5-6BR/4BA contempo-
rary home. Extra features and overlooks
bay. Call Michael Advocate 778-0608.
#31827. ................................. $489,000
410 41st St. Wooded lot w/partial view of
Gulf. #23099 .............................. $79,900
501 S. Bay Blvd. Terrific views of Tampa
Bay Cleared and ready corner lot. Call
Dave Moyniham. 778-7976 #31488 .......
................................ ....... $129,900
WESTBAY COVE CONDO Spacious,
open 1BR/1BA unit with nice balcony
overlooking pool and tropical courtyard.
Walking distance to beach, shops and
restaurants. Easy to show! $95,000. Call
Ed Oliverira 778-2246. Eves. 778-1751.
11025 Jasmine Cr. 3-4BR/3BA Perico
Island living at its best. Move in condi-
tion. Call Ed Oliverira 778-1751 #30864
..................................... $ 14 2 ,5 0 0
5200 Gulf Dr. 1 BR with lovely Gulf front
view. Turnkey furnished. Enjoy pool &
tennis. Call Yvonne Higgins 778-6389
#32345 ................................. $149,900
3701 East Bay Dr. 4BR/3BA Sunbow
Bay townhouse. 2,300 sq. ft of super
amenities. Call Michael Advocate 778-
0608. #30186....................... $255,200
11101 Belle Meade Ct. 3BR/3BA Island
style spacious living. Serene setting.
Call Michael Advocate 778-0608 .........
.......... ........................... $225 ,200
108-39th St. Island 4-Plex consists of
four apartments. 2,796 sq ft. of living
area. Call Yvonne Higgins 778-6389
#31805 ................................... $325,000
Excellent Island upholstery business
with strong customer base & potential
growth. Call Dave Moynihan 778-7976
#32900 .................................... $12,000
Professional Office Building. Zoned
C-1 Commercial. Call Dave Moynihan
778-7976 #30553 .................. $460,000
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BAY PALMS. 2BR/2BA canalfront home with one
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Price 778-0770 eves.
WEST OF GULF DRIVE. 2BR/1.5 BA two story
home with beautiful wood paneling, parquet floors,
wood burning fireplace, brick patio and shuffle-
board court. Turnkey furnished and steps to the
beach. $249,900. Dial the Duncans! Judy 778-
1589 or Darcie 779-2290 eves.
BEACH VILLA. Nicely furnished 2BR/2BA villa in
excellent condition. Large downstairs storage room
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DREAM ISLAND! Fabulous oversized lot on )Dream
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No bridges to bay! Great value ready for you to build your
dream home on Dream Island! $299,900.
TIDY ISLAND! Two fantastic units on a very private island.
2BR/2B with glass-enclosed balcony overlooking acres of nature
preserve and lakes. Mexican tile floors, eat-in kitchen & more.
Priced $40,000 below owners cost! $179,000.
L'AMBIANCE! 3BR/2.5B 6th floor unit overlooking the
Gulf, the beach, the bay and the golf course! Behind the
gates of the Longboat Key Club. Built-ins, elegant decor
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Gulffront, furnished turnkey. Heated pool,
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4800 MLS 31(,39.
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
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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ELEVATED HOLMES BEACH HOME Well
cared for, 2BR/2BA home with large covered deck.
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 77.8-3026 MLS 31714.
IT'S A STEAL 2BR/2BA furnished canal home for
only $159,900. 1 must be dreaming. Possible owner
financing. Ken Rickett 778-3026. MLS 32379.
THE BEST FOR THE LEAST A rare find! 2BR/
2BA direct bayfront. Totally furnished! Quiet,
serene sttiing with pool and steps to shopping.
Only $159,000. Lynn Hostetler 778-4800.
5201 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217
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EII PAGE 28 0 OCTOBER 21, 1998 N THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
COMEDY CLUB FOR DOCTORS
BY DAVID J. KAHN / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ
1 Street boss
22 Early Virginia
23 The obstetrician
25 Plant with a
32 Senator of
36 Fighting force
38 The allergist's
46 Verdun's river
49 Words before Z
50 A surgeon was
54 Hostess Perle
55 Series opener?
58 At the highest
61 1977 Broadway
62 Leaf pore
64 Engine sound
65 Song words
before "a rock"
and "the walrus"
68 Actor Fernando
69 The gastro-
71 W.W. II battle
72 Hoops legend,
73 Completion of
74 Expansion of a
76 Least typical
79 Mark McGwire,
80 -- water
81 Miracle worker?
83 The orthopedist
went on stage
88 French links
89 May birthstone
93 Beer name since
95 The anesthesi-
97 Big name in
100 Engine sound
102 Fed. property
108 Prunes, in a way
112 Place for posers?
came out with a
120 Kind of bean
121 It's a relief
122 Capital of
124 Gretzky and
125 Get ticked off
1 Certain Ford,
2 Dig, so to speak
3 Fictional Marner
routine was a
5 Summit refusal?
9 A lot of bucks
11 Frequent fliers
13 Elusive one
14 Singer DiFranco
15 Golf score
range, with "the"
16 Knocked out
17 Hardly a hipster
18 "-- Little
20 Carved pillar
26 Get out the
tough dirt spots
33 Handle, in a way
34 A Batman before
35 Words from
37 With 85-Down,
part of Western
40 Calendar abbr.
42 Six-time home
43 Hush-hush D.C.
-44 Yom Kippur
45 The podiatrist
told a few --
47 Kind of territory
49 Edgar, e.g.
51 50's failures
52 Small cashews,
56 Easter fleur
60 Some film
63 Country next to
66 "Jo's Boys"
67 Deep ditches
69 Wax producer
70 Some reunion
71 Bit of
75 1949-51 N.B.A.
78 Brand with
82 Common Latin
85 See 37-Down
86 TV dog
87 To bits
91 First name at the
94 The plastic
humor gave the
98 Put up
101 Grant portrayer
103 Dancer director?
104 Flower with a
107 One place to get
110 Onetime rival of
111 Antler's point
113 They often
116 Valuable rocks
118 Switch ups?
119 Time before
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