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FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE NOVEMBER 4, 1998
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Stingray hazard? Wait for Island moose
By Jim Hanson
A powerful international travel editor has fallen in
love with Bradenton Beach and Anna Maria Island,
despite the moose hazard.
Jim Kissick, longtime Bradenton Beach denizen, has
obtained a copy of a story by headliner Nick Dalton in the
London Express, with the largest circulation in the United
Kingdom, and it has turned him into a quizzical Kissick.
By Susan K. Kesselring
Anna Maria city commissioners finally got off the
They voted unanimously not to vacate an alley-
way that has been an ongoing topic of discussion for
At an Oct. 27 meeting, the commission opposed
vacating the Fern-to-Newton alleyway, though it re-
mains to be seen whether they close the alleyway in
Kay Beverly asked the commission to vacate the al-
ley at a meeting in July so that she could extend her fence
or plant a hedge on the right of way. She asked the com-
mission to consider vacating the unkempt alleyway behind
her home at 784 North Shore Drive, but later asked that
the alleyway be closed after hearing the commissions'
reluctance to vacate city-owned property.
Realizing that the commission was about to vote on
vacating the alleyway, Beverly said, "I asked that the
alley be closed. For six months I've been coming here
and for six months we've accomplished nothing."
Beverly told Mayor Chuck Shumard to go back
and look at the minutes from previous meetings and
reminded the commission that it was an elected
Resident Nancy Gilchrist, who also lives on
North Shore, asked the commission to define clos-
ing the alleyway.
Shumard said closing the alleyway means people
can use it, but the city still owns it and can take back
the alleyway in the future.
City hall may lose
'778' phone prefix
Holmes Beach city commissioners have in-
structed Mayor Carol Whitmore to investigate the
costs and benefits of various state phone services.
Whitmore told commissioners that the state
government Centranet System would give the city
a 50 percent reduction in rates and major savings
on long distance calls.
"Also, you can just pick up the phone and call
Tallahassee using an extension number," Whitmore
said. "A lot of governmental agencies are using it.
The fire district uses it and has a 741 number. The
only problem is that we would be giving up our 778
number, which is part of our Island identity."
Resident Jane Early suggested the city could
join the Suntel system used by colleges universi-
ties and still keep its 778 number.
Whitmore said she will report back to the com-
mission with her findings.
The story extols Bradenton Beach as "perhaps the
last great unspoiled gem of Florida."
"... Those who take the trouble to make the less-
than-inspiring drive through Bradenton proper, then
over the causeway, are rewarded with a different
world," says the truthful Dalton. "This is as near to the
real world as Florida gets."
He had nothing but fulsome praise for the enchant-
ing little city by the sea, especially Key West Willy's
Vice Mayor Doug Wolfe said the city shouldn't
hold on to property when it doesn't have a need for it.
He said, "My personal opinion is if the city has no need
for that alley, and has not needed that alley since 1927
when the city was incorporated, then I see no reason
not to vacate the alley."
As he had at previous meetings, Commissioner
George McKay wanted to explore the possibility of
closing the alleyway.
Wolfe said the alleyway is already closed because
it is overgrown and closing the alley would not accom-
plish anything because the city still has the responsibil-
ity of cleaning and maintaining it.
Resident Georgia Van Cleave said the commission
still needs to deal with the issue of property owners
encroaching on the alleyway, no matter what the com-
missioners decide to do.
Shumard said if the decision is made not to vacate,
then all encroachments in the alleyway will have to be
Commissioner Robert McElheny said he had no
objections to closing the alleyway. But there is a pro-
cedure that needs to be followed, whether vacating or
closing the alleyway, and that process has not been
followed, he said.
McElheny referred to a city ordinance that states
before an alley can be closed or vacated, a public hear-
and the Pelican Cove, where he headquartered.
But he didn't bring the photo editor with him.
That worthy, hunkering in London, decorated the
story with a highway sign warning of moose for the
next two kilometers, the caption explaining that old
wooden houses and moose "are one of the few real
hazards on relaxed Anna Maria Island."
As Kissick quipped, "Surprised to see this in na-
tional paper but is it Bradenton Beach?"
The Anna Maria Island
1 annual Fall Festival
featured a parade from
Holmes Beach City Hall
to the school. Hundreds
of children, parents and
walk, then took part in
the games, prizes and
frolic at the school
Saturday. For more on
lthe festival, including
1z winners in the costume
contest, see inside.
ing must be held by the city's planning commission.
The hearing requires "due public notice," which in-
volves 15 days prior notice of the time and place of the
hearing and publication of the notice in the newspaper.
Shumard insisted that closing the alleyway be put
aside until the present issue of vacating was settled.
McElheny made a motion not to vacate the alley-
way. It was seconded by McKay and approved by all
PLEASE SEE ALLEY, NEXT PAGE
SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
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Those W ere the Days ................................. 7
Announcem ents ................. .................... 10
Fall Festival ............ .... .......................... 14
School menu ....................... .................... 17
S tre etlife ................. ....... .. ..... .. .......... ... 18
S ports ............................. .. .... ............... 20
Anna Maria Island tides ..................... ......... 23
Crossword puzzle...................................... ... 32
THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
f PAGE 2 0 NOVEMBER 4, 1998 E THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Bradenton Beach pier contract extension OK'd
Jim and Georgia McKee have another extension,
this one for 18 months, on their lease to operate the
Bradenton Beach City Pier.
The McKee's three-year contract, with
Bradenton Beach, owner of the popular fishing pier
and restaurant on Anna Maria Sound at Bridge
Street, expires at midnight Dec. 31. There are two
one-year extensions possible.
But Mayor Connie Drescher said she was uncom-
fortable with having the contract expire at the end of
the year and at the beginning of the busy tourist season.
She suggested amending the contract so the expiration
date would coincide with the less-busy summer months
for any future franchisee, a suggestion that was unani-
mously approved by the city commission.
The McKees suggested changing the two one-year
extensions to a single 18-month time period, something
city commissioners agreed to as well.
Unchanged in the contract is the payouts the
McKees make to the city. The McKees pay the city 12
percent of their gross receipts, or $1,000 whichever
is greater monthly plus 80 cents of every fishing fee
on the pier.
In 1996, that amount totaled $34,669.99; in 1997
the sum was $78,687.50; and in 1998 the city's portion
as of Aug. 31 was $75,274.97.
Since its creation more than 25 years ago, the
665-foot-long structure has been the site of zillions
of hours of pleasurable fishing and eating for fish-
ers and visitors who enjoy the views of Cortez and
Anna Maria Sound.
In the past few years ago, thanks mostly to more
than $500,000 in state grants, the pier has undergone
a spectacular face lift. Aged decking was replaced, rail-
ings added, the old pavilion at the east end replaced and
the restaurant enhanced.
Cabanas were added on the pier, fish-cleaning sta-
tions with fresh water installed, and lighting was placed
under the structure rather than overhead. New lights
have just been added to illuminate the decking, and
additional fish-cutting stations are scheduled to be
added any day now.
Swings and picnic tables were also placed at the
restaurant entrance and under the pavilion.
Still to come is about $60,000 in piling replace-
ment, with the city planning to go out to bid later this
year for the work, which is scheduled to be done
ANNUAL PRIVATEERS HALLOWEEN BASH FUN FOR ALL AGES
Privateer Rick Maddox was on hand to oversee the
happenings at the annual dance, along with other
Privateers in full regalia hard to distinguish from
other costumed revelers. Local band, The Resistors,
played into the night for the "Bash."
The choice was clear among knobby ghouls, ghosts and monsters clearly clown fun. Propeller-topped Cody
Schlemmer, 11, was the young male costume prize winner and a good sport. Islander Photos: Bonner Presswood
Veterans Day next Wednesday honors all vets
By Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States
Special to The Islander
Printed with permission of the VFW
In 1921, an unknown World War I American
soldier was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
This site, on a hillside overlooking the Potomac
River and the city of Washington, became the focal
point of reverence for America's veterans.
Similar ceremonies occurred earlier in England
and France, where an unknown soldier was buried in
each nation's highest place of honor (in England,
Westminster Abbey; in France, the Arc de
Triomphe). These memorial gestures all took place
on Nov. 11, giving universal recognition to the cel-
ebrated ending of World War I fighting at 11 a.m.,
Nov. 11, 1918 (the 1 Ith hour of the 1 lth day of the
Alley in Anna Maria
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
members of the commission.
After the votes were in, Beverly asked why she
wasn't told of the procedure for closing the alleyway
Shumard responded, saying he is aware there are
procedures for vacating and closing an alleyway
though they do not necessarily have to be followed. "I
do have the right to say it's going to be this way. I set
up the agenda and what's to be done," he said.
Block four of the Anna Maria Beach Subdivision,
between Magnolia and Spring Avenues, was the most
recent alley closure in November 1993.
According to that resolution, property owners may
use the alleyway, but the city reserves its right to reuse
the alleyway if it needs it in the future. In the event the
city reclaims the alleyway, residents are responsible for
removing any improvements.
Key dates in
Veterans Day history
1919: President Woodrow Wilson
names Nov. 11 Armistice Day in
honor of the truce that ended World
War I a year earlier.
1938: Congress makes it a federal
1954: Congress changes name to
Veterans Day in honor of all U.S.
servicemen of any war.
1971-1977: Veterans Day is cel-
ebrated on the fourth Monday of
October, then returns to its original
1 th month). The day became known as "Armistice
Armistice Day officially received its name in
America in 1926 through a Congressional resolution.
It became a national holiday 12 years later by simi-
lar Congressional action.
If the idealistic hope had been realized that
World War I was "the War to end all Wars," Nov. 11
might still be called Armistice Day. But only a few
years after the holiday was proclaimed, war broke
out in Europe. Sixteen and one-half million Ameri-
cans took part. Four hundred seven thousand of them
died in service, more than 292,000 in battle.
Armistice Day changed
to honor all veterans
Realizing that peace was equally preserved by
veterans of WW II and Korea, Congress was re-
quested to make this day an occasion to honor those
who have served America in all wars. In 1954 Presi-
dent Dwight Eisenhower signed a bill proclaiming
Nov. 11 as Veterans Day.
On Memorial Day 1958, two more unidentified
American war dead were brought from overseas and
interred in the plaza beside the unknown soldier of
World War I. One was killed in World War II, the
other in the Korean War.
In 1973, a law passed providing interment of an
unknown American from the Vietnam War, but none
was found for several years. In 1984, an unknown
serviceman from that conflict was placed alongside
the others. To honor these men, symbolic of all
Americans who gave their lives in all wars, an Army
honor guard, the 3d U.S. Infantry (The Old Guard),
keeps day and night vigil.
A law passed in 1968 changed the national com-
memoration of Veterans Day to the fourth Monday
in October. It soon became apparent, however, that
Nov. 11 was a date of historic significance to many
Americans. Therefore, in 1978 Congress returned
the observance to its traditional date.
held at Arlington
The focal point for official, national ceremonies
for Veterans Day continues to be the memorial am-
phitheater built around the Tomb of the Unknowns.
At 11 a.m. on November 11, a combined color guard
representing all military services executes "Present
Arms" at the tomb. The nation's tribute to its war
dead is symbolized by the laying of a presidential
wreath. The bugler plays "taps." The rest of the cer-
emony takes place in the amphitheater.
Every year the President of the United States
urges all Americans to honor the commitment of our
Veterans through appropriate public ceremonies.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 NOVEMBER 4, 1998 0 PAGE 3 
By Pat Copeland
Holmes Beach city commissioners last week ap-
proved the first reading of an ordinance establishing a
special procedure to resolve disputes.
The procedure is provided by Florida statute and
establishes a dispute resolution process to settle land
use and environmental disputes created by government
action. The government entity enforcing the action
must appoint a special master to work with all parties
involved to settle the dispute.
In previous discussion on the draft ordinance, City
Attorney Patricia Petruff told commissioners that if any
resident requests a dispute resolution, the city must be
prepared with a procedure in place.
Commissioners also asked Petruff to try to shorten
the draft ordinance, which is 16 pages long..
"I really don't know any way to make it shorter,"
Petruff said. "If you choose not to adopt it and some-
New fire inspector
becomes familiar face
Fire Inspector Mark Fultz has been hired by the
Anna Maria and West Side Fire Districts. He replaced
Fire Inspector Jane Ross,
who took a position with the
Bradenton Fire Department.
Fultz is a native of ,
Sarasota and has been in fire
service since 1990 and a fire
inspector since 1991. He
was previously a firefighter/
inspector with the North Port
Prior to that he was Fultz
with the Bradenton Fire
Department. His wife Michelle is a teacher at
Daughtrey Elementary School and the couple have
a 4-month-old child,.Shelby.
one requests a special master hearing, you will have to
rely solely on what the statute says has to be done. The
problem is the statute is bare bones. It has time frames
and requirements but it doesn't have all the information
you need to go through the process."
The draft ordinance is taken from Manatee County's
ordinance as well as from a model ordinance provided by
the Conflict Resolution Consortium, which operates un-
der the auspices of the state university system, Petruff said.
According to the ordinance, the request for relief must
be filed within 30 days after receipt of the order or notice
of government action. Within 10 days of receiving the
request, the city must appoint a special master.
There is no specialized training for masters, but there
is. a course provided by the Conflict Resolution Consor-
tium. Petruff suggested the city request applications for
special masters and prepare a list of acceptable applicants.
An early evening traffic accident prompted
closure of the Anna Maria Island Bridge for al-
most three hours last Wednesday.
No one was seriously injured in the 7 p.m. mis-
hap involving four cars near King Fish Boat Ramp.
According to Holmes Beach police, a car
driven by Sharon E. Holley, 42, of Holmes Beach,
was westbound across the bridge. Police said her
car struck the rear of another car driven by Lisa
Burroughs, 35, also of Holmes Beach.
Burroughs car then struck an eastbound truck
driven by Harold M. Ristow, 51, of Minnesota,
according to the police report, and Holley's car
struck an eastbound vehicle driven by Margaret S.
Tuten, 52, of Holmes Beach.
Holley and Burroughs were hospitalized;
Tuten and Ristow were treated at the scene.
Police said charges are pending results of
blood tests on the drivers.
Holmes Beach establishes
dispute resolution process
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11/10, 7:30 p.m., Commission work session
11/5, 7 p.m., Commission meeting
11/9, 6:30 p.m., Board of Adjustment
11/10 2 p.m., Commission work session on city
boundaries, use of chambers and city surveys
11/12, 6:30 p.m., Planning and Zoning Board
11/10 9 a.m., Canal commission
11/10, 7 p.m., City Commission work session
11/5, 2 p.m., Island Transportation Planning
Organization special meeting on transit
11/11, 10 a.m., Island Emergency Operations
11/11, 7:30 p.m., Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center Board of Directors, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria.
Veterans' Day closings
SCity offices in Anna Maria, Bra'denton Beach,
Holmes Beach and Longboat Key
Island Branch Library
Tingley Memorial Library will be open
11/5, 7 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda: tran-
sit greenways discussion, public depositors report,
sanitation fee increase discussion, post-disaster items
discussion, pier swings discussion, appointment of new
planning and zoning board member, request for His-
toric Bridge Street Arts Festival, discussion on bids for
landscape maintenance, Drift-In request, consent
agenda and public comments.
1j PAGE 4 N NOVEMBER 4, 1998 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Board recommends variance for five-unit condo
By Pat Copeland
The Holmes Beach Board of Adjustment last week
recommended approval of a variance for a five-unit
condominium at 33rd Street and Gulf Drive.
Because the property fronts on two streets, devel-
opers asked to have the 33rd Street side declared a side
yard so the setback can be reduced from 25 to 15 feet.
All access will be from the Gulf Drive side and park-
ing will be provided under the building.
"Originally it was contemplated that this condo-
minium would have access off 33rd Street, which is
currently an unpaved, dirt area enjoyed by residents as
a beach access," Attorney Curt Lee explained. "But the
decision was made to change it to Gulf Drive."
Lee said the request meets the city's variance cri-
teria including the following:
If access was from 33rd Street, it would eliminate
public beach parking.
The building conforms to all the city's building
If the 33rd Street side is declared a side yard, the
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with a luncheon last week to thank them for their hard work in preparing the city for evacuation during
Hurricane Georges. Islander Photo: Pat Copeland.
Baseball field configuration
to be discussed Nov. 10
Holmes Beach Public Works Supervisor Joe
Duennes has suggested that the city commission con-
sider changing the configuration of the city's yet-to-be-
built Babe Ruth ball field. The field is being designed
and constructed by the Manatee County Public Works
Department in the near future.
While home plate has traditionally been at the Flo-
tilla Drive end of the field, the new plan was to move
home plate closest to the fire station and the city's pub-
lic works department building. Advocates said the new
configuration would keep batters from looking into by
Duennes suggests returning the field to its tradi-
tional configuration. He said his plan has numerous ad-
vantages for the city, which he will elaborate on at the
Nov. 10 work session.
setback will be a standard side-yard setback.
The building will not encroach into the setback.
Engineer Gary Volenec said the project will have to
meet Department of Environmental Protection and Bureau
of Beaches and Coastal Systems regulations, because it's
seaward of the coastal construction control line.
"We tried to be sensitive to the adjacent properties
and the shoreline," Volenec said. "And we realized the
importance of maintaining public access to the beach."
Architect Jim Ruyle said the project will fit in with
local construction and feature lush landscaping.
Chairman Hugh Holmes Jr. asked why the build-
ing was not designed to meet the setbacks currently in
"It could have been designed as a wedding cake
structure with the second floor setback of five feet, but
it would have been a narrower unit," Ruyle replied.
"The outside walls wouldn't line up and those are the
ones you rely on for strength."
Member Wendell Keith asked why not have four
units instead of five,
Holmes said the property allows for five units and
because of the expense of coastal construction, the
developer would like to get the highest return possible.
Several neighbors complained about drainage and
flooding problems in the area and said they would be
exacerbated by the development. They said the devel-
opment would have negative impact on the beach ac-
cess. Others wanted to protest the coastal setback regu-
"It's wrong for the city to allow investors to come
in and build as much as they can squeeze into a little
piece of property and make a hardship on the owners
around it," resident Karen Irvin said.
"I don't want to put a damper on the discussion, but
I need to remind the board that the request is for a side
yard setback," City Attorney Jim Dye noted. "A lot of
the questions regarding building and coastal regula-
tions aren't appropriate for the decision that you're
going to be making."
Dye said because four lots are being combined to
make the parcel, all will lose their access. He suggested
if the board recommended the variance, it attach a con-
dition that a non ingress/egress be granted along 33rd
Street, except for emergency access.
The board voted in favor of the variance with the
exception of Keith, who maintained that the develop-
ers could have reduced the size of the units.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER E NOVEMBER 4, 1998 E PAGE 5 [Ij
Roadside sign overkill abates in Anna Maria
By Susan K. Kesselring
The City of Anna Maria is suffering from
And a cure is just around the corner.
Most of the traffic signs from the city limits on
Gulf Drive north to Pine Avenue were taken down
during repaving and laying of asphalt for a new bike
path, but not all of them will be put back up.
The placement of some signs may have been overkill.
Commissioner Doug Wolfe said there are four
posted speed-limit signs for three miles of roadway on
Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach and there are three speed
limit signs from the city limits of Anna Maria to Pine
Avenue, a distance of less than a mile.
Wolfe is questioning whether they are needed. He
had an informal meeting with Phil Charnock, public
works director, to discuss the matter.
Charnock said the city is conferring with Sgt. Jim
Tillner, Anna Maria's patrol supervisor from the Mana-
tee County Sheriffs Department.
Tillner is checking into the legalities of speed limit
Holmes Beach city commission
wants estimate on swap deal
Commissioners want to know the value
of obsolete police equipment before swap-
ping it out for needed repairs to Holmes
Beach's watering tank.
Police Lt. Dale Stephenson said the de-
partrrent wants to give its obsolete VHF ra-
dio equipment to the Braden River Fire De-
In return, BRFD personnel will refurbish
the city's recently purchased, used watering
Commissioner Roger Lutz asked the
value of the equipment.
"Most of it has already been chopped up
for parts," Stephenson replied. "Some of it's
from the 1960s and 1970s. It has no value
Paid for by Bradenton Beach City Commissioner Gail Cole
right now. Most of it is obsolete to us because
we're on the 800 MHz system."
Mayor Carol Whitmore said commis-
sioners should donate the equipment and
Braden River should donate their labor and
avoid the issue.
"No," Lutz said. "Have someone look at
it and give us a value. There might be a
$1,000 item stuck in there. Let's not go trad-
ing a pig in a poke. I have no reason not to
believe Dale, but we're here to think about
Commission Chairman Don Maloney
said the city should also get a cost estimate
on the water tank repairs in order to compare
signs. He is trying to determine how many signs are
needed in the city, and to what distance they be placed
from one another.
The previously posted signs at the city limits for
"No Boat Launching," "No Glass Bottles Allowed"
and "No Alcohol Beverages" may not go back up, said
Charnock. The alcohol beverage sign is not needed
because such signs are already in place at beach ac-
cesses, he said.
However, new signs will be needed for the bike
path, Charnock noted.
Benefit Sunday for
A benefit for the surviving child of Michael
Giannillo, former Islander who died of cancer two
months ago, is planned for
Sunday, Nov. 8, at
Outerlimits, 5520 14th St.
Giannillo was bassist
and keyboardist for the
group Lifeguard and was
bassist for the Crave. He
died at age 32, leaving a 6-
year-old daughter, Julea.
Proceeds from the benefit
will go to her education Giannillo
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KI] PAGE 6 0 NOVEMBER 4, 1998 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
No, not ever, maybe
Six months may seem long to you, or not.
To Kay Beverly, who first approached the Anna
Maria City Commission in July requesting the vacation
of the alley behind her home, it was way too long.
Commissioners could have been up front with
Beverly. After all, there's no one on the present board
who didn't campaign for office based on opposition to
vacating city property. "Never happen," they all said
during the various elections.
That was when memories still held fresh the 1994
controversy over vacating alleyways surrounding the
Sandbar restaurant property for eventual expansion of
the facilities and parking.
Residents flocked like free-feeding seagulls to city
hall in opposition to the restaurant's expansion and in
support of the Sandbar's generosity to the community.
Expansion and vacating the alleys lost. The Sandbar
remained a vital asset to tourism and to local causes.
The commission and all those who followed in
subsequent elections remained steadfast in opposition
to alley vacation. After all, they understood what any
future vacation of city property could mean: Lawsuits.
You get the drif .
At that time, the.i-Commissioner Chuck Shumard
said, "I don't want to see us set a precedent."
Citizens opposed to vacating city alleys in 1994
stressed that a key element in the city's vacation ordi-
nance is that an alley may not be vacated if doing so
would be detrimental to the public good. They rea-
soned, that city-owned land benefits the public more
than land in the hands of private interests.
"We need to keep our property so we can use the
land if we have to have it," former Commissioner Dor-
othy McChesney said then.
She noted it could be called into use for future
drainage projects that may be mandated by the state, or
for bike paths. "Property in Anna Maria is going sky
high, and I would like to protect our land."
They also discussed avoiding setting a precedent
for future vacation requests.
But they didn't take it any further as commis-
sioners did in Holmes Beach. That Island city removed
language from the city codes and ordinances that pre-
viously provided procedures for vacating city property.
No procedures, no problem.
So, when you think about it, the Anna Maria City
Commission (four of the five commissioners are the same
as then) has been on the fence regarding the vacation of
city property since at least 1994, maybe longer.
And we've pointed this out before. Isn't it time to
resolve the problem for all time? After all, there ap-
pears to be a majority opposition.
We hope the long period straddling the fence
hasn't been harmful to their aspirations.
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'bridge out' debate
Some time ago a Holmes Beach city commissioner
suggested putting a bridge availability signal near 75th
Street on the mainland. It didn't sell, but the logic re-
surfaced after the traffic fiasco last Wednesday night
near King Fish Boat Ramp.
At 6:55 p.m., minutes after a vehicle accident, traffic
was directed to return to Cortez Bridge to reach the main-
land although westbound traffic was allowed to pass.
Returning at 9:45 p.m., the eastbound flow on the cause-
way seemed abnormally heavy for good reason. At
Anna Maria Island Bridge, police blocked both lanes, di-
recting all traffic to reverse direction to Cortez Road.
Explanation: "they are still investigating an accident."
Estimate: in nearly three hours, using current num-
bers, the traffic-prohibiting "investigation" denied bridge
transit to about 4,500 vehicles and needlessly caused each
6.5 miles of extra travel and about 15 minutes of wasted
time. Assuming 20 cents per mile, 2.5 occupants per ve-
hicle and personal time at $10 per hour, the extra mileage
cost our community nearly $6,000, and at the indicated
rate, some $28,000 worth of time.
Since law enforcement won't post an officer at
75th Street even for a three-hour delay, perhaps a small
advisory sign with a flashing light proclaiming "No
Island access when flashing" should logically be con-
sidered, and Manatee County Commissioner Stan
Stephens seems the logical place to begin.
Jim Kissick, Bradenton Beach
Trolley bids Island farewell
Due to lack of community merchant support for the
system, Trolley Systems of America is discontinuing its
1998-99 daily sightseeing tour on the Island. TSA will,
however, be available seven days a week for group
tours, private charters and business shuttles.
TSA would like to thank all the merchants and
people who did support the trolley we had a great
In February, I was diagnosed with a brain tumor
and underwent surgery which successfully removed the
tumor, along with exploratory colon surgery and have
had a number of procedures and tests from that time to
the present. I have spent the last nine months in and out
of hospitals in Tampa and Sarasota.
When I recovered, I found out what was happen-
ing with the trolley. All I received was criticism for the
way my trolley had been operating these last months;
the three years prior to my illness seemed to be forgot-
ten very quickly.
I soon discovered that Manatee County Area Tran-
sit was selling advertising on their fleet one com-
plete bus for $1,400 per month, with the client paying
$6,000 for artwork, a one-time fee. A total for one bus
equals $22,800 per year, and multiply that amount by
the number of buses that have advertising and the fig-
ure will astonish you.
What has the county done to lower your ridership
fees and taxes? That money would support several trol-
leys for your Island. If I were you, I would be check-
ing into where that money is going. As I recall, the
government subsidizes 91 percent of the transportation
system's operation, one of the highest in the state.
Again, I want to thank all the community-minded
people who did support the trolley during the past three
years and these rough last nine months. I also feel I owe
Longboat Key residents an apology for creating a mon-
ster. If you look at those [county] buses, it is what you
said and opposed four years ago.
The trolleys were different. We brought back how
we did it in the early years how people supported
themselves and each other, a part of our past. My
theory has always been, "Why should I pay to get to the
shops and restaurants? The merchants should help sub-
sidize transportation, not just the taxpayer dollars."
Our motto was to always keep attractive-looking
signs on our trolleys, not what you have now with your
local bus company. So I would personally like to apolo-
gize to Longboat Key you knew more than I did.
The bottom line is private enterprise with one trol-
ley at $6,000 per month with all money being used for
monthly operation versus MCAT for $1,400 per month
that is not accounted for. How can we compete?
Gary Cremeans, Trolley Systems of America
For more of Your Opinions,
see page 8
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THOSE WERE THE BAYS
Part 4, The Life and Loves of Hernando De Soto
by June Alder
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This 1529 map shows the location of Castilla Del Oro (Venezuela), Panama (not
labeled), Guatemala, New Spain (Mexico), Cuba and "Mar del Sur" (Southern
Sea), now known as the Pacific Ocean.
A VERY GREAT
Who was this fellow Vasco Ndiiez
de Balboa, accused of treason by a rival
explorer in 1514?
Born in the same Spanish town as
Hernando De Soto, Balboa went off to
cruise the shorelines of Central America
the year before Chiistopher Columbus
began his final voyage to the New
World. Balboa was 25 and
Hernando was a year old.
In 1510 Balboa and 'Balboa
Francisco Pizarro the have be
future conqueror of Peru have b
(with the help of only coi
Hernando De Soto) es- more in
tablished what would be
the first stable colony in knowles
continental America, in ld.
Santa Maria del Dari6n,
located on the Isthmus of
Unlike most other explorers, Balboa
made friends with the Indians. He wrote
"I wish to make known to Your
Royal Majesty the reason why I have
obtained and know the great secrets
which are in this land.... Above all, I
have striven whithersoever I have gone
that the Indians of this land be very well
treated, not consenting to do them any
harm, dealing with them truthfully, and
giving them many articles from Spain to
attract them to our friendship. Treating
them honestly has been the cause that I
have learned very great secrets from
them and things whereby one can secure
very great riches and a large quantity of
The greatest secret Balboa obtained
from the Indians was that no more than
50 miles away lay an immense body of
water the Indians called the Southern
Sea. Balboa had no idea how large it
was but he had a hunch it was the gate-
way to the riches of the Indies, the
fabled empire that poor Columbus had
striven in vain to find.
Balboa probably divulged this infor-
mation to the King mainly to keep men
and money coming to allow him to con-
tinue exploring the Americas; he may
have been the only conquistador more
interested in knowledge than in gold.
Anyway, he was in no big hurry to try to
cross those immense jungle-covered
Not until he heard in 1513 that the
King was thinking of replacing him as
governor of Santa Maria did he take
action. He certainly didn't want some-
one else to take credit for discovering
his little secret.
So in September of
1513 Balboa crossed the
ay mountains with 190
troops and 810 Indians
the to do the heavy work.
ruistador As every school child
Knows (or should know)
Balboa gazed over the
e than vast shining ocean from
a mountain peak. As a
witness described the
scene, Balboa "com-
manded his armie to halt, and himself
went alone to the toppe, where, having
sighted the Mar del Sur, he knelt down,
and raising his hands to Heaven,
poured forth mighty praises to God for
His great grace in having made him the
first man to discover and sight it."
It took Balboa four more days to
reach the waters where, raising his
sword on high, he claimed the Pacific
and all the lands touching it for King
The new governor (known as
Pedrarias), who arrived in May of
1514, had heard rumors of the exist-
ence of a Southern Sea. He hoped to
lay claim to it and become famous. But
apparently Pedrarias didn't know that
Balboa had trumped him until a few
days after his arrival when he received
a triumphant letter from the king.
Ferdinand, who had only a year left
to live, exulted: "We offer thanks to
Our Lord, that He deems fit to reveal
places which have been hidden and
enshrouded in mystery to the men of
The letter put Pedrarias in a jealous
rage. His reaction was to again charge
Balboa with treason. He was deter-
mined to destroy him one way or an-
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I YOUR lPI 9e
This is a note to thank a handful of beachgoers and
boaters who were at Bean Point on Sunday, Oct. 11.
I am a mother of two young boys and I did a very,
very stupid thing. We wanted to wade/swim out to the
sandbar that is always right off the tip of the island.
We've done it before with a small inflatable boat and
life jackets. This time it looked like it was closer to
shore and would be easy to get to. I pulled the boys on
their boogy board and provided no life jacket. I pro-
ceeded to swim towards the sandbar and everything
started out fine.
Without even feeling it, we were being pulled out
to the deep water and the key was no longer in front of
us. The waves started to grow and we started to panic.
I tried to turn around and swim us back to shore, but we
kept heading closer to the darker waters.
I noticed a group of people standing at the point
watching and they obviously saw we were in trouble.
They started to wave boaters over to our direction. If
they had not done this, the panic and current would
probably have gotten the best of me and my two sons.
I am so sick about what I did and how I endangered
the lives of my two most favorite people on this earth.
I cannot thank enough these people on the beach and
Dana and Lee for pulling us onto their boat. This will
never happen to us again. I definitely learned a lesson
and had a serious wake-up call!
I hope no one else has the scare we had and that
everyone who swims out here is aware of the current's
power. The likes of those heroic beachgoers will not
always be there like they were for us.
Thank you so much, again.
Pat Martin, Anna Maria
A thank you to our EMS
This a.m., Oct. 15, my emergency call button was
accidentally put into action.
Luckily it was not an emergency, however, the
Emergency Medical Service person was on my door
step within a few minutes.
Since I am partially disabled, such fast service has
given me a feeling of security.
Thanks to the EMS.
Cathleen W. Smith, Holmes Beach
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would be terrible to include the beach from Palm Av-
After Hurricane Georges there is more sand, mak-
ing a larger beach plus a new sandbar a short way from
shore. Check it out!
Reason no buildings or seawalls.
Marion E. Kelly, Anna Maria
Use school, not city hall,
for Center programs
The Anna Maria Island Community Center says
they need the old Holmes Beach City Hall to offer
after school programs for middle school and high
school students. They say they cannot offer these
programs because of the elementary school program
at the center.
Why don't they put the elementary school pro-
gram at the Anna Maria Elementary School? This
would free up the current facility to offer middle and
high school programs.
Offering before and after school programs at the
elementary school is not a new idea. The YMCA
currently has before and after school programs at 20
elementary schools across Manatee County. These
programs have always received the highest ratings
from the Children's Services Board. And with more
than 1,000 children a day participating, and a long
waiting list to enroll, there are lots of satisfied par-
Also, Holmes Beach is donating $5,000 to the el-
ementary school for computers. If the after school
program was moved there, the kids would have more
time to learn on the computers. Plus, the elementary
school is a more central location for Holmes Beach
and Bradenton Beach parents with ample parking
and a drive-through for easy pickup.
If the Anna Maria Island Community Center
feels it can't provide all the programming it should,
perhaps the YMCA would agree to run the elemen-
tary school program and then the Center could con-
centrate on middle and high school students.
Ellen Stohler, Holmes Beach
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Not a cent for offices
The City of Anna Maria has more than $500,000
in its treasury. We have two commissioners who report
for work every day and two that show up only rarely
or at city meetings. I know because I visit city hall al-
most every week.
The working commissioners must sit back to back
in one room. Isn't it possible that we can afford offices
for each commissioner?
John Bacich, Anna Maria
Prefer Privateers stay put
Having just returned to this special island, I was
shocked to read the very first paragraph in the lead
story which tells of the Privateers wish to return to
Anna Maria Island. It reads:
"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."
Perhaps we close neighbors haven't voiced our
great pleasure over the absence of the Privateers
from the Clark Street (residential neighborhood)
Why not consider a less controversial option and
suggest to our Island Beautification Committee they
landscape the unbuildable lot on Clark Street with
Florida's colorful plantings. A number of neighbors
have offered to volunteer time and labor (TLC).
Might it be possible that the Holmes Beach City
Hall's new landscape plans could include a few of
Florida's lush and quiet flowering plants for the
Clark lot? Worth a try.
Ruth Burkhead, Holmes Beach
The best is lit
The new overhead lighting at the Bradenton Beach
City Pier is a tribute to those who spoke out to convince
the mayor and ward representatives that the lighting
would be an asset.
Yes, the lights are lit, the night fishers and walkers are
back and the beauty of the pier is enhanced. Bradenton
Beach City Pier is the prettiest and largest in the entire
west central coastline of Florida. Come, visit, enjoy.
Louis F. Von Ville, Bradenton
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History of paradise not lost on Island
By Susan K. Kesselring
Used to be fishing was better, mosquitoes were
thicker, land was plentiful, and rattlesnakes roamed
freely. There was also once a lake and a narrow
"clankity, clank," plank bridge.
There have been some changes on Anna Maria Is-
land since the first settlers arrived around the turn of the
century. These changes are depicted through pictures
and artifacts that tell of the Island's beginnings up to
its present course, and they are on display at the Anna
Maria Island Historical Society in Anna Maria.
The Historical Society was organized in 1990 and
like the Island, it also has a history. The person most
responsible for this undertaking is Carolyne Norwood.
Before taking on the huge responsibility of preserv-
ing the Island's history, Norwood was a reporter for The
Islander newspaper for close to 20 years. As part of her
job, she would take photos of old homes and often inter-
view people who had nostalgic stories to share. She no-
ticed that many of the people she interviewed had in their
possession articles worthy of preservation.
She said that when people died, and often their
children would come to settle their estates and throw
out things of value to the Island's history. Norwood
said the Island was "losing a lot of its history."
The late.Ray Simches, mayor of Anna Maria City
in 1990, approached Norwood about finding a home
for the Island's treasured items. Norwood said she and
resident Pat Copeland, now the group's recording sec-
retary, made arrangements to hold a meeting at city hall
to organize support for their idea.
Norwood said 13 people showed up to that first
meeting. She also formed a board of influential com-
munity members, smartly reasoning that the idea would
get the support it needed.
She advertised in the newspaper for old photos and
things historical. People responded and the items were
stored in her garage until a home could be found for them.
The home turned out to be an old ice house built in
the 1920s at 402 Pine Avenue, but Norwood's recently
formed organization didn't have any money. Undaunted,
she called on one of the board members, Ed Chiles, owner
of the Sandbar restaurant, and asked for his help.
Unable to get backing from others in the commu-
nity on short notice, Chiles footed the bill for rent and
electricity for the first year.
Thus the museum was born. Now countless con-
tributors have worked for its benefit and given money
to support it. Norwood said there are 100 members,
though not all are active. There is a board of 10 direc-
tors, and presently, there are 15 volunteers. Money is
raised through the sale of a calendar, books, T-shirts
and souvenirs in the gift shop and through donations.
The volunteers perform many tasks. Among them,
they give tours and bake "Early Settlers Bread," for
sale on Wednesday mornings. Marge Tritt, a volunteer,
introduced the idea of baking the original bread to
Norwood, in keeping with the tradition of the home-
steaders. Since its inception, the bread, which is simi-
lar to an English muffin in texture, has had rave re-
views. In case you were wondering, they will not part
with the recipe.
If you should desire, the volunteers will take a pic-
ture of you inside the remains of the old city jail that
sits beside the museum. Many people wonder if it re-
ally was, once a jail.
Mitch Davis, the Island's first mayor, had the jail
built because a safe place was needed for rowdy, in-
SBirgit Quam, Marga-
S- ret Chapman and June
Curtis, from left, were
k-y honored by the Anna
Maria Island Histori-
cal Society. Islander
Photo: Pat Copeland
ebriated residents and visitors.
The mosquitoes were plentiful and terrible, vampire-
like, and would nearly suck out all the blood of anyone
who was unfortunate enough to be placed in the jail.
OK, it is true the jail was a bona fide jail, but I got
creative on the mosquito part.
People from all over the world visit the museum.
The society has won numerous awards. A letter from
President Clinton adorns the wall thanking and ac-
knowledging the society for its commitment to pre-
The Island's heritage is plentiful. Norwood inter-
viewed many of the early residents and their accounts
are preserved on video tape and can be viewed at the
Besides the residents who give the Island charac-
ter, there are many other interesting and indigenous
things to see at the museum. Take a friend, and a tour
guide will transport you through time.
As this century draws to a close and a new one
emerges, it is reassuring to know the Island's rich his-
tory is not lost, and is tucked away safe and sound for
posterity, thanks to the insight of Norwood and others
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Spoofing fine arts forfun
and fellowship, the Anna
Maria Artists Guild and
Art League called upon
local artists and artisans
to create art "for the
birds "for a show and
reception. First place
prize, a pifiata, and other
appropriate awards were
dispensed along with
hors d'oeurves and
refreshments at the event.
Historical society hosts
A reception for all city officials on the Island will
be hosted by the Anna Maria Island Historical Society
at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, at the Island Historical
Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City.
Current and former mayors will be guests of honor
in conjunction with a new photographic exhibit of
mayors from 1923 onward. Further information is
available at 778-0492.
'Introduction to Judaism'
Temple Beth Israel, 567 Bay Isles Road, Longboat
Key, will begin its course "Introduction to Judaism" at
7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, at the temple. The course will
run for 17 consecutive Tuesdays.
Rabbi Michael Eisenstadt developed and will teach
the course. Advanced registration is required. Informa-
tion is available at 383-3428 ot 383-4269.
'Mind, Body, Spirit'
discussion at Roser
The Rev. Jan Smith will present a seminar titled
"Integrating Mind, Body and Spirit in Medical Prac-
tice" when she speaks at a public meeting of the Roser
Memorial Guild Tuesday, Nov. 10.
The seminar will begin at 1:15 p.m. in the chapel
of Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria City. A luncheon will precede the meeting
at 12:30 p.m.
Rev. Smith attended a series of seminars and re-
treats in North Carolina. The one she will discuss here
was sponsored by Duke University. She and her hus-
band Michael were ordained in 1987 and are serving as
team interim pastors at Roser.
Reservations for the luncheon must be made by
Friday, Nov. 6, with Clementine Rosche at 778-0021.
Off Stage Ladies
The Off Stage Ladies of the Island Players The-
atre will meet for luncheon Wednesday, Nov. 11, at
the Bradenton Yacht Club, 4307 Snead Island Road,
Cocktail hour begins at 11:30 a.m. followed by
luncheon to which members may invite guests. Host-
esses will be Kay Foster and Joan Ropicki. Guest
reservations may be confirmed with Ruth Stevens at
794-2188 and membership inquiries directed to
Marilyn Moroni, president, at 778-0030.
Fashion show Wednesday
A "Gilt-y Angel Holiday Luncheon and Fashion
Show" will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, at El
Conquistador Country Club, 4350 El Conquistador
Sponsored by the General Federation of Women's
Clubs International Woman's Club of Anna Maria Is-
land, the show will feature fashions from the Jarvis
Shoppe in Bradenton, modeled by club members Ginny
Smith, Nina Compton, Sarah Maloney, Ernestine
Lawton, Dorothy Aja-Andrews, Beverly Long,
MaggieWilkinson and Opal Hayes.
Tickets are required at this public event, and res-
ervations may be made at 778-2427 or 778-7865.
exhibit at gallery
Island Gallery West has art demonstrations and a
holiday exhibit on its palette, starting with the demon-
strations from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7.
Cecy Richardson will demonstrate watercolor
monoprints, Betsy Smith will demonstrate clay Granny
Girl character dolls, and Regina Faye will demonstrate
handbuilding clay objects at the gallery, 5368 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach.
A special exhibit at the artists' cooperative gallery
will be "Holiday Happenings," through Jan. 7. It will
feature works of local and regional artists in watercol-
ors, acrylics, porcelain, raku, basketry, photography,
Indian beadwork quilting, stained glass, mosaic, fabric
art, land stone, wood and clay sculpture.
With summer vacations over, youngsters back in
school and the winter season budding, the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach,
has set up a busy November schedule:
Monday from Nov. 9 through 30, a veterans'
service officer will be at the library from 1 to 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 10, Friends Focus on Florida se-
ries: "author and adventurer" Ruth Heckinger, 3 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 4 and 18, Preschool
Storytime, 7 p.m. On Nov. 18 only, Friends Book club,
Thursday and Friday, Nov. 16-17, AARP "55-
Alive" driving program for seniors, registration re-
quired, 12:30-4 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 21, Holmes Beach Civic Associa-
tion meeting, 10:15 a.m.
A benefit for Craig
A benefit for Craig Stephens will be held from 5 to
9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, at Marina Bay, 5325 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
Stephens owns B.A.S.R., Craig's Auto Marine
Electric, on the Island. He has terminal non-hodgkins
lymphoma cancer that was diagnosed in 1988 and has
since incurred high medical bills.
Area merchants, artists and friends are donating
goods and services. A raffle will be held. Tickets are
$1 and you need not be present to win. Dinner is $5 and
includes roasted chicken, salad, roast beef with gravy,
rice medley, corn and rolls.
There will be live entertainment featuring local
legends Big Mama, Chuck Douglas, Bernie Roy, Llnda
Greig and Larry Rich.
For more information, call 778-7133.
Church women to hear
of metro crime
The Episcopal Church Women of the Church of the
Annunciation plan a general meeting on Thursday,
Nov. 5, at 10:15 a.m. at the church, 4408 Gulf Drive,
The program will be "Metro Crime Prevention"
with Sarah Fields as coordinator. Members are to bring
unwrapped gifts for migrant children and a donation to
Bishop Gray Inn. Information is available at 778-1638.
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Islanders Toby Baugher of Holmes Beach and Anna Copeland and Paul Esformes of Anna Maria, along with
Christian Neubauer of Bradenton were named semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. All
are seniors at Manatee High School. They are among 15,500 semifinalists across the nation whose selection
was based on their 1997 Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test scores. Semifinalists are the highest scorers in
each of the 50 states and represent less than one percent of each state's graduating high school seniors.
Finalists will be named in the spring of 1999 and will be eligible for 7,600 merit scholarship awards spon-
sored by the National Merit Scholarship Program, colleges and corporations.
Island nurse, author
to be at library
Ruth Heckinger, nurse and author, will discuss her
adventures when the Friends of the Island Branch Li-
brary meet for the second in their program series for
1998-1999 on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 3 p.m. at the li-
brary, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Ms. Heckinger, an Island resident, served as a U.S.
Army nurse in North Africa, China, Burma and India
during World War II and as a civilian nurse with the U.S.
Air Force in France and Germany from 1966 to 1969.
Two of her articles appear in the book "China Airlift
- the Hump," which is in the library's collection. She
also has been published in medical and nursing journals
and wrote the adventure novel "Switch." She is currently
working on a second novel, "Those Who Dance."
Tickets to the free program are available at the li-
brary desk. For information, call 778-6341.
Doll artist appearing
Doll artist Patricia Rose is to appear at Anything
Goes at the Red Barn Flea Market on Saturday, Nov.
7, from 1 to 4 p.m. She will show and sell her "Para-
dise Gallery" dolls, said proprietor Carmen Pedota of
Anna Maria. Red Barn is at 1717 First Ave. W.,
Bradenton. Pedota also operates Anything Goes in
Fashion show Tuesday
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce has
scheduled its third annual fashion show at Marina Bay
Restaurant Tuesday, Nov. 10, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Fashions will be provided by Sun & Surf Lifestyle
Apparel, 5418 Marina Drive, Holmies Beach; Irene's,
5308 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach; and Kesten's Ap-
parel for Men, 6773 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.
Tickets at $5 may be purchased at the Chamber
office, 5337 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, or at Sun &
Surf, also in Holmes Beach at the Island Shopping
Further information may be obtained at 778-2169.
Driving course coming
next week by AARP
The "55 Aliv.e" driving course sponsored by the
American Association of Retired Persons is sched-
uled from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday,
Nov. 12 and 13, with advanced registration required.
The course will be based at the Island Branch Li-
brary, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Fee is $8.
Participants must be 50 years of age or older, and
those who complete the course may be eligible for an
automobile insurance discount, the AARP said.
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John H. Armstrong
John H. Armstrong, 82, of Holmes Beach, died
Nov. 2 at home.
A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday,
Nov. 5, at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512
Pine Ave., Anna Maria, with the Rev. Mike Smith of-
ficiating. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Holmes Beach,
is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions
may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955
Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238.
Born in Milford Center, Ohio, Mr. Armstrong
came to Manatee County form Brecksville, Ohio, in
1984. He was owner and operator of a precision tool
manufacturing business. He attended Roser Memorial
Community Church. He served in the U.S. Army infan-
try during World War II. He was a member of Key
Royale Golf Club, Gulf Shrine Club, High-Twelve
Club and Masonic and Scottish Rite Bodies.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; three daugh-
ters, Merry, of Spokane, Wash., Barbara Gearhart of
Lawrence, Kansas, and Lucy Harridan of Alliance,
Ohio; one brother, James W. of Holyoke, Mass.; seven
grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Carl D. Kerns
Carl D. Kerns, of Holmes Beach, died Oct. 30, at
Blake Medical Center in Bradenton.
Born in Minersville, Ohio, Mr. Kerns came to
Manatee County from Atlanta, Ga. in 1995. He was a
retired manager for Continental Baking Co. in Akron,
Ohio. He attended Church of Christ in Atlanta, Ga. He
served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Services and burial will be in College Park, Ga.
Griffith-Cline Funeral Home is in charge of local ar-
rangements. Memorial contributions may be sent to
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia,
Anna Maria FL 34217 or the American Heart Associa-
tion, 5899 Whitfield Ave., Suite 200, Sarasota FL
He is survived by two daughters, Carla Edwards of
Holmes Beach and Barbara J. Kapcala of Stroudsburg,
Pa; a sister, Sylvia Rice of Atlanta, Ga.; a brother, John
J. Mayer of Grove City, Ohio; four grandchildren; and
eight great grandchildren.
Shirley Ann Martin
Shirley Ann Martin, 67, died Oct. 20. It was omit-
ted from last week's obituary inadvertently that she is
survived by her husband Ernest.
Gordon M. Zanetti
Gordon M. Zanetti, of Holmes Beach and Pine
Bush, N.Y., died Nov. 1, in Holmes Beach.
Born in White Plains, N.Y., Mr. Zanetti came to
Manatee County from Pine Bush in 1983. He was a
retired real estate broker in Bloomingburg, N.Y. He
attended New Prospect Reform Church in Pine Bush.
He served as a captain in the U.S. Army in World War
Services will be in Pine Bush. Griffith-Cline Fu-
neral Home, Island Chapel, is in charge of arrange-
ments. Memorial contributions may be made to New
Prospect Reform Church, Pine Bush, NY 12566 or Pine
Bush Volunteer Ambulance Corp., Pine Bush, NY
He is survived by his wife, Cornelia R.; two daugh-
ters, Michaelene Schultz of Bath, N.Y. and Eileen M.
Lewis of Oxford, N.Y.; five sons, Michael E., John R.,
and Thomas P., all of Pine Bush, James M., of
Middletown, N.Y., and Gordon M., of Holmes Beach;
and 12 grandchildren.
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Teens learn about marine life at Mote camp
By Pat Copeland
For two teens who hope to become marine biolo-
gists, Mote Marine's Summer Science Program was the
perfect way to spend two weeks of their summer vaca-
Crystal Stephens of Holmes Beach and her friend
Kelly Regina of Bradenton received scholarships to
study Florida Keys marine ecology. Both will be
sophomores at Manatee High School this fall.
"It was really neat," Stephens said. "We learned
about so many different things. They (instructors) said
they hoped we had more respect for the ocean now."
"Everything plays a really big part in the ecology
of the ocean," Regina added. "You realize how each
(creature) affects the others."
The pair spent the first week with their group at
Mote Marine Science Center on City Island in Sarasota.
They heard lectures on marine chemistry, plankton, en-
vironmental assessment, ichthyology, estuaries, marine
mammals, shoreline habitats and sea turtles and they
toured Mote's aquarium and laboratories.
But the real hands-on learning came with field trips
to Little Sarasota Bay and the Myakka River and ex-
ercises such as shark dissection.
"We did a lot of snorkeling in Little Sarasota Bay,"
Stephens said. "The first day we found sea urchins,
octopuses, sea squids, sea cucumbers, spider crabs and
starfishes and put them in baby pools. Some we took
back to the classroom and put in tanks, but we released
everything after we were done."
In subsequent snorkeling trips the group netted
cowfish, shiners, sardines and blue crabs and collected
a pool of plankton.
"We learned what each one was and its markings
and how to identify it," Stephens said. "We studied the
plankton pool under a microscope and identified the
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The shark dissection exercise came mid-week. All
sharks used in the exercise were found dead and
washed up on shore, the girls stressed.
"There were two-foot bonnet head and nurse
sharks and a skate," Stephens said. "We learned about
the anatomy of sharks. One of our sharks had shrimp
and fish in its stomach. It was neat but disgusting."
"I never thought I'd be holding pieces of shark in
my hands," Regina added.
The group studied the ecology of rivers and estu-
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of the week.
For the second week of camp, the group moved to
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"We went snorkeling every day," Regina said.
"First we watched videos on fish so we could identify
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spent two weeks at Mote
Science Camp. Islander
Photo: Pat Copeland.
The teens get up close and personal with a friendly
dolphin. Islander Photo: Courtesy of Crystal
Stephens and Kelly Regina
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The group also took boat rides to Sombrero Reef
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"There are scuba police who watch people so they
don't touch the coral reefs," Regina said. "Coral reefs
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Other field trips featured dolphins and shrimp
aquaculture and a visit to the Florida Museum of Natu-
"One night we had an astronomy lesson," Stephens
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Both girls said they plan to attend the camp next
summer but will apply for the session that includes
scuba diving. Stephens became a certified scuba diver
in eighth grade and Regina plans to get certified before
The girls said they had great time, learned a lot and
met many interesting people during the two-week
camp. An added bonus was that they received a half a
science credit based on their participation and a jour-
nal they kept during the camp.
Pier Walk Cafe reopened
Pier Walk Cafe, 127 Bridge St., Bradenton
Beach, was purchased by Robert Taylor and daugh-
ter Lisa Cartieri from Springfield, Ohio.
Daily home-cooked meals at reasonable prices
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"Merrily We Roll Along," Broadway musical
based on the Kaufman-Hart play, opens at the Players
Theater, 838 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Thursday,
Nov. 5, and runs through Nov. 15. Performances are at
8 p.m. and matinees at 2 p.m. All seats are reserved for
$16, $9 for students.
A "Wearable Art Fashion Show & Luncheon" is
scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7,
at the Art League of Manatee County, 209 9th St. W.,
Bradenton. Information may be obtained at 756-2862.
"A Streetcar Named Desire" will open Thursday,
Nov. 5, for a three-week run by the Manatee Players at the
Riverfront Theater, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton. Perfor-
mances are Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and
Sunday at 2 p.m. Information is available at 748-5875.
Beth El Sisterhood
The Temple Beth El Sisterhood Membership Lun-
cheon and Fashion Show is planned for noon Monday,
Nov. 9, at the temple, 2209 75th St. W., Bradenton. The
show will be scripted by Ti Silbert and narrated by
Pauline Grossman, with fashions from Bealls.
Also on the temple calendar:
Reform services, with the new gender-neutral
Gates of Prayer book, every Friday evening at 7:30 at
Conservative services at 9 a.m. Saturday.
The Men's Club will meet the second Wednesday
of each month at the temple.
Tuesday nights are Fun Nights at the temple begin-
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Further information is available from the temple's
new president, Mike Holzman, at 798-9583.
Kirkwood church bazaar
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Fall Festival, parade make for magical day
By Susan K. Kesselring
There weren't as many spectators looking on as
there were children, parents and others in a parade that ... "- : L
kicked off this year's Anna Maria Elementary School's
Fall Festival on Halloween.
That's because many Island residents were either
in the parade or at the school preparing for the festival. I
Children from each grade, more than 400, marched
from the Holmes Beach Fire Station to the school in
costumes that ranged from popular animated characters
to traditional clowns and witches.
Among the notables joining the parade were Prin- '
cipal Jim Kronus in a black.Jaguar convertible, this
being his last year at the school, Mayor Connie
Drescher of Bradenton Beach, Mayor Chuck Shumard
of Anna Maria cruising in his electric car/pumpkin, the 4. 4
grand marshal Planet Fun's Jelly Bean and the Anna
Maria Island Privateers.
Afterward, many children shed their costumes for
Anna Maria Mayor Chuck Shumard dressed his
electric car in an orange pumpkin motiffor the
parade. Islander Photo: Susan K. Kesselring
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an appetite. Besides traditional fare for the kids, hot
dogs, hamburgers and pizza, there was plenty of good
food from area restaurants including shrimp salad from
Shells, gyros from Sign of the Mermaid and chicken
Caesar salad from the Sandbar. Those who saved room
for dessert made their way to the school cafeteria where
a bake featured every imaginable sweet, stretched as far
as the eye could see.
Festivities wouldn't be complete without music. A
three-man band played popular hits including many of
as Jimmy Buffett's songs.
The event was a fundraiser for the Parent-Teacher
Organization with proceeds from food sales and a raffle
going toward the purchase of new playground equip-
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Mrs. Moran Rita Lott and Chris Callahan
Mrs. Miller Chandler Rummler and Deric Hudson
Mrs. Loveland Mackenzie Kosfeld and Forrest
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Island artist honored with Smithsonian showing
By Jim Hanson
Autumn DeFrank is back on Anna Maria Island,
working feverishly to replenish her stock of jewelry
that was greatly depleted at the Smithsonian Institution.
DeFrank was invited to the Wildlife Art Festival cel-
ebrating the Smithsonian's 150th birthday, a show that
required artists to be judged critically before being invited.
The Smithsonian had tried to find her for months
after seeing some of her work, the artist said, and fi-
nally a fellow artist directed the venerated Washington,
D.C., institution to her.
The show needed "a lot of varied animal life," she
said, "so I made my flamingoes, porpoises and all the
other creatures I love to create."
Her jewelry is miniature sculpture, she said, and its
creation "is almost a lost art because it is so time-con-
suming." DeFrank explained that she hand-makes ev-
ery piece from silver, gold and gems, rather than the
usual method of pouring molten metal into molds.
"I took almost all my jewelry, four cases full, and
people bought so much that the cases were very light
on the way home," she said.
The show and sale was at the National Zoo, which is
part of the Smithsonian, "and we were behind the pandas."
The Smithsonian now wants to start carrying her
work at the zoo's gift shop, DeFrank said, and she also
has been approached by the Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa
for jewelry to sell through its gift shop "I have to
make zoo animals."
She has a studio at the home she and her husband,
Richard, have owned for their six years on the Island,
where she creates her jewelry. There also is a gallery,
Autumn's Whims and Fine Things, in front that stocks her
art among a collection of works by other artists that the
DeFranks hand select at other shows on their touring list.
The shop is at 217 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City.
The DeFranks participate in about a dozen arts and
crafts shows annually. The next local one for them will
be the Anna Maria Island Festival Dec. 5 and 6, which.
hopefully (pending some clearing of construction
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Reach for the stars
Anna Maria Elementary School students of the week are Emma Barlow, Jordan Sebastiano, Ally
Titsworth, Maria Price, Kendra Zeimis, Brooke Fitzgerald, Kelley Ice, Nathan Hickerson, Nicole
Carbone, Billy Krokroskia, Shawn Culhane, Brad Bryant, Matt McDonough, Alex Casella, Andrew
Prudente and Lindsy Townsend.
All the way to Tampa Bay
A big hooray to the
Island's own, Tierney Green
of Holmes Beach, who
placed fifth in the finals of
the Gatorade Punt, Pass & i.
Kick competition held at ,
Raymond James Stadium in .
Tampa on Nov. 1.
While at the stadium, / *
Tierney got to see her first
professional football game: Tierney Green
the Tampa Bay. Buccaneers
defeated the Vikings 27-24.
Green went on the field at halftime for a passing
exhibition. She received a plaque and all contestants
were given sweatsuits, water bottles, baseball caps and
duffel bags commemorating the occasion.
Tierney made it to Tampa following regional com-
petition held at G.T. Bray Park in Bradenton. The event
was initiated in the physical education classes at Anna
Maria Elementary School. She had the top score among
six regions of girls from Lee County to Manatee
County. Tierney punted a football 23 feet 9 inches,
passed it 38 feet 1 inch, and kicked it 40 feet 3 inches
for a combined score of 102 feet 1 inch.
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Three Island teens, all science honor students at
Manatee High School, were selected to participate
in an experiment that was taken aboard the Space
Shuttle Discovery mission and launched Thursday,
Oct. 29. Going in the history books next to legend
John Glenn's name are Anna Copeland, Erin Miller
and Amanda Granstad.
The experiment is on the growth of strawberry
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Oct. 22, DWLS with knowledge, 9900 block of
Gulf Drive. The subject was observed driving with a
suspended license from the state of Washington, said
the report. He was issued citations for the license vio-
lation and having no insurance and a summons for not
complying with the residency tag requirement.
Oct. 22, DUI, 6400 block of Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. The deputy observed Rudolph Kratz,
47, of Holmes Beach, enter the opposing lane several
times, causing on coming traffic to leave the lane. The
deputy stopped Kratz, administered field performance
tests and placed him in custody.
Oct. 32, theft of a bicycle, 10000 block of Gulf
SOct. 24, giving alcohol to a person under 21, 100
block of Pine Avenue. The juvenile complainant signed
an affidavit stating the subject bought three 12-packs
of beer and gave it minors. A capias was issued for the
Oct. 26, information, 200 block of Gladiolus. The
complainant reported that plants, valued at $418 were
damaged by workmen and a neighbor while installing
Oct. 26, possession of alcohol on the beach, 100
block of Elm, on the beach. The subject was issued a
Oct. 31, theft, 100 block of Spring, on the beach.
The victim reported an unknown person removed his
wallet from a beach bag.
'* Oct. 31, theft, 100 South Bay Blvd., Anna Maria
City Pier. The complainant reported an unknown per-
son removed two carved-wood fish valued at $200
from a sign.
Oct. 20, information, 600 block of Gulf Drive S.
The officer reported he was working traffic detail and
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was in the road with a flashlight attempting to stop a
speeding vehicle. A patrol vehicle was parked on the
shoulder of the road with flashers and lights on. The
officer said when he realized the speeding vehicle was
not going to stop, he ran toward the shoulder of the
He said was struck by the passenger side of the
vehicle and the impact spun him to the side window
which broke upon impact. The driver stopped and upon
learning that she hit the officer, was very apologetic.
She said she saw the flashing light but didn't know
what it was. She also said it was her last time working
at night because she had trouble with night vision. The
officer issued a citation.
Oct. 23, burglary to an automobile, Leffis Key.
The victim reported an unknown person broke into the
vehicle and removed a purse valued at $10, a cassette
player valued at $50, four cassettes valued at $5, credit
cards, two check books, $210 in cash, keys and an air-
line ticket. Damages were $100.
Oct. 25, suspicious circumstances, Leffis Key.
The victim said she parked and locked her vehicle and
when she returned, the vehicle was locked but her purse
strap was moved. She said later in the day she received
a call from a credit card representative who told her
there was a lot of activity on her card. She checked her
purse and found her credit card was missing.
Oct. 25, burglary to an automobile, 200 Gulf
Drive S., Beach House restaurant. The witness reported
she observed the suspect attempt to break the window
in a vehicle. She said he told her was trying to unlock
his parents' vehicle.
The victims then returned and found the passenger
window was broken and two purses valued at $55, two
wallets valued at $70, identification, credit cards, two
men's suit jackets valued at $158, a woman's suit
jacket valued at $25, driver's licenses, $492 in cash, a
checkbook, $10 in English pounds and keys were miss-
The suspect is described as a white male, 6 foot 2
inches tall with dark shaved hair and a goatee.
Oct. 25, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
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into the vehicle and removed two purses valued at $55,
three wallets valued at $20, credit cards, identification,
makeup valued at $10, $750 in cash, a driver's license
and a pair of blue jeans valued at $20.
Oct. 25, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach. The victim reported an unknown person entered
the vehicle and removed a wallet containing $140 to
$150 in cash, a credit card, a debit card, a driver's li-
cense and identification.
Oct. 27, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach. The victim reported an unknown person entered
the vehicle and removed a purse valued at $65, $500 in
cash, a wallet valued at $10, identification, personal
items valued at $20 and a camera valued at $275.
Oct. 28, criminal mischief, 1000 block of Gulf
Drive N. The victim reported an unknown person at-
tempted to gain entry to his vehicle.
Oct. 29, burglary to an automobile, warrant, Co-
quina Beach. The detective said he observed three sus-
pects approach a pickup truck. He said one suspect
unsnapped the cover on the bed of the truck and re-
moved a cooler, while the second suspect got in a ve-
hicle and picked up the other two suspects. The detec-
tive alerted the patrol officer.
The officer stopped the suspects, who told him they
took the cooler from the back of a friend's truck. The
officer located the owner of the cooler who said he did
not give anyone permission to remove it. The three
suspects were placed in custody and one was taken to
the Juvenile Assessment Center. Upon running a check
on the adult suspects, the officer learned that one had
a warrant from Polk County.
Oct. 31, No valid driver's license, 1100 block of
Gulf Drive S. The officer observed the subject driving
without lights and stopped him. The subject said he did not
have a driver's license. The officer advised him to park the
vehicle and call someone to pick it up. The officer said 10
minutes later he observed the subject driving the vehicle,
stopped him and placed him in custody.
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Oct. 31, retail theft, 2513 Gulf Drive, Circle K.
The complainant reported the subject entered the store,
removed two bottles of beer and fled.
Oct. 23, warrant, 6500 block of Marina Drive.
Oct. 23, burglary, 5600 block of Gulf Drive. The
victim reported an unknown person entered the unit and
removed a wallet containing a driver's license, a fire de-
partment identification and badge and personal items.
Oct. 23, burglary, 5600 block of Gulf Drive. The
officer investigating a burglary found another unit that was
burglarized. The report said $20 in cash was missing.
Oct. 24, vandalism, 3607 East Bay Drive, Sandy
Pointe. The victim reported an unknown person bent
the antenna and scratched his vehicle.
Oct. 25, theft, 8102 Gulf Drive, Haley's Motel.
The victim reported two suspects rented the room for
three weeks and when the term was up, they fled in the
night with bedding, household items, light bulbs and
the room keys valued at $166.
Oct. 25, burglary, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee
County Public Beach. The victim reported an unknown
person pried open a vending machine and removed
$150 to $200.
Oct. 26, theft, 300 block of 59th Street. The vic-
tim reported an unknown person removed a tire rim and
hubcap valued at $150.
Oct. 26, theft, 3705 East Bay Drive, Sunbow Bay.
The complainant reported an unknown person removed
four sprinkler heads and damaged 12 others. Damages
Oct. 26, burglary, 6900 Gulf Drive, Bali Hai. The
victim reported an unknown person removed two
purses containing $600 in cash and a credit card from
the room. The officer found the purses, minus cash and
credit card, on the ground in front of the motel.
Oct. 27, found property a cigarette case, 3300
block of East Bay Drive.
Oct. 27, alcohol, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee
County Public Beach. The officer on patrol observed
a vehicle parked at the beach after closing time. He said
as he approached the vehicle, he observed three juve-
niles and an adult walking toward the vehicle. He said
the adult and one of the juveniles placed two quarts of
beer on the sidewalk, but he didn't get a clear view of
the juvenile. The adult was placed in custody and the
juveniles were ordered to leave the beach.
Oct. 29, burglary of an automobile, 50th Street
beach access. The victim reported an unknown person
broke into the vehicle and removed two cameras val-
ued at $1,250 and German currency valued at $250.
Oct. 29, suspicious person, 2700 block of Avenue
C. The complainant reported a subject was asleep in a
vehicle in the neighbor's driveway. The officer awoke the
subject, who said his friend lived there but was not home.
The officer ran a check which showed to seize the tag. It
also showed the subject's license was suspended. The
subject's parents responded to pick up the subject.
Oct. 29, theft, 6306 Gulf Drive, Blue Water Re-
sort. The complainant reported that she thought the
suspect was removing money from rooms. She said she
left two marked $5 bills in one room and after the sus-
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pect left, the bills were missing.
The officer took the suspect to the police station for
questioning and said the bills were found in her posses-
sion. She said she took the money because she was
broke, according to the police report. The officer issued
a notice to appear and the complainant terminated the
Oct. 29, burglary, 2705 Gulf Drive. The victim
reported an unknown person removed household items
valued at $150, roller blades valued at $300, a bicycle
valued at $50 and a Sony playstation valued at $240
from the residence.
Oct. 29, DWLS, 6000 block of Marina Drive. The
officer on patrol stopped the suspect who was driving
a vehicle without tail lights. He found the suspect's
driver's license was suspended and he issued a sum-
mons and a warning.
Oct. 30, assistance, 699 Manatee Avenue,
Nationsbank. The officer on patrol observed the sub-
ject with a flat tire and changed the tire.
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I that was...
V By Kevin P. Cassidy
Anna Maria Island
Community Center Soccer
With the Center's soccer season winding down, the
games are getting a little tighter as each game has
added significance for the teams in pursuit of first
place. Meanwhile, teams that are.mathematically elimi-
Snated are relishing their roles as spoilers. With that
thought in mind, here are highlights of the games that
have been reported to me this week.
Monday night was a perfect example of a con-
tender versus a spoiler with Ben Webb Landscaping
taking on Island Real Estate. IRE is still holding out
hope to win the Division I title, while Ben Webb has
The teams put on a good show for parents and
friends as they battled to a 2-2 tie in a game that Ben
Webb led 2-1 at half time. Josh Sato scored the game-
tying goal in the second half to help Island Real Estate
avoid the loss, which would have severely damaged
any title hopes.
Ryan Mijares and Kyle Schweitzer scored for Ben
Webb while Joey Mousseau scored a goal and assisted
on Sato's goal. Jordan Bowers and Scot Vensel played
outstanding defense for Ben Webb Landscaping.
Tuesday night's Division I game was another ex-
ample of a team in the title hunt against a team rel-
ishing its role as a spoiler. Handy Trac Systems and
Island Pest Control battled to a 3-3 tie as Handy Trac
Systems got three goals from Kyle Dale. Scoring for
Island Pest Control were Brandon Roberts, Blake
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Tyre and Michael Spicer.
Wednesday's Division II game had Bealls trying to
boost their chances of winning the League title but
Jessie's Island Store threw a monkey wrench into those
plans with a 3-2 upset win.
Leading the way for Jessie's were Lorenzo
Rivera's two goals and Nathan Landerholm with a
beautiful head-butt goal off a cross from Michael
Wallen. Wallen normally an offensive player
played defense and helped slow down the ever danger-
ous Sean Pittman, while also getting the assist on
Pittman led Bealls with two goals but he had to
work extra hard for them and it wasn't quite enough,
as they lost out on valuable points and now must hope
teams in front of them lose to have any chance of win-
ning the league.
The second Division II game of the night had two
teams also holding title chances: Mr. Bones versus H.E.
In an end-to-end game where both team's defenses
kept coming up with stellar defensive plays, it was fit-
ting that the game would end on a penalty kick. Joel
Mitchell calmly stepped up and finished off the free
kick to win the game for H.E. Inc. and put them in good
position heading into the season's final weeks.
Thursday night saw Handy Trac Systems come
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back from a two-goal deficit to take a 4-2 win over Ben
Webb Landscaping as Kyle Dale had his second
straight hat trick. Dale also assisted on B.J. Keim's
goal, while Camille McCamey and J.C. Flemming each
had an assist on the evening.
Island Football Club action
In the competitive league, IFC's Palma Sola Ani-
mal Clinic/Islander Bystander overcame a two-goal
deficit in coming back against Sarasota 3 to gain a 2-2
tie behind player-of-the-game Skyler Purcell. Purcell
scored both IFC goals to lead the Islanders back from
a very sluggish start.
Her first goal came with about seven minutes left
in the first half and Palma Sola trailing 2-0. The Island-
ers were threatening the Sarasota defense when the ball
got cleared out of the goal mouth to Purcell, who was
stationed at the 35-yard line.
Purcell gathered the ball in and fired a high shot
that went over the Sarasota goalie's hands and into the
back of the net to cut the lead to 2-1.
The Islanders came out with a bit more energy in
the second half but were unable to solve the Sarasota
defense despite several corner kicks and offensive
pushes that looked very promising.
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They finally notched the game-tying goal in much
the same way they scored their first goal. The Island-
ers were again threatening the Sarasota defense when
they attempted to clear the ball out of danger, but
Purcell was there to pick off the ball at the 25-yard line,
where she again fired a high shot over the goalie's head
to tie the score 2-2.
Nobody likes a tie but seeing how they came back
from two goals down, the Islanders will take it all the
way to the bank. Others playing well for the locals were
Trey Andricks and John Maser in goal, defenders Jor-
dan Pritchard and Daniel Miller and sweeper Chris
Klotz, who saved a goal when Maser left his line to
clear the ball.
The ball went to a Sarasota player who stopped it
and fired a shot on goal, but Klotz came out of nowhere
to clear the ball off the end line and preserve the tie.
The U-14 Koala Tee/Islander Bystander team took
a long road trip to take on Cape Coral and ended up
with an even longer trip back due to a 7-4 loss.
It must be pointed out that Cape Coral an area
known for good soccer teams does not have a Di-
vision I program. Our locals played tough in the first
half before eventually falling to a better team.
Scoring for Koala Tee were Ryan Quigley with
two goals and Josh Sato and Joey Mousseau with
The Islander Bystander/O'Hara adult team went
down to the Sarasota Football Club to take on the
Hustlers and welcomed back coach Danny Connelly
with a 2-0 win.
IFC missed out on several early scoring chances in
what ended as a scoreless first half with the best one
coming when Ken Bowers took the ball in on goal and
fired a shot that Hustler goalie Carlos Barnhona
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Center soccer schedule
Division I (11 to 13 year olds)
All games begin at 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 4 Island Real Estate vs. Island Pest Control
Nov. 5 Ben Webb Landscaping vs. LaPensee Plumbing
Nov. 6 Handy Trac Systems vs. Island Pest Control
Nov. 9 Ben Webb Landscaping vs. Island Pest Control
Nov. 10 Island Animal Clinic vs. LaPensee Plumbing
Nov. 11 Island Real Estate vs. Island Animal Clinic
Division I1 (8 to 10 year olds) ': .:::
Nov. 4 West Coast Cooling vs. Longboat Observer at 6 p.m.
Nov. 5 Bealls vs. H.E. Inc. at 5:30 p.m.
Mr. Bones vs. Jessie's Island Store at 6:30 p.m.
Nov. 6 Jessie's Island Store vs. B&M. Cooling at 6 p.m.
Nov. 9 West Coast Cooling vs. Mr. Bones at 6 p.m.
Nov. 10 Bealls vs. Longboat Observer at 6 p.m.
Nov. 11 Air & Energy vs. Bealls at 5:30 p.m.
West Coast Cooling vs. Jessie's Island Store at 6:30 p.m.
Division III (5 to 7 year olds)
Nov. 4 H.B. Mini Storage vs. Harry's Continental Kitchens at 6 p.m. -
Oden Hardy Construction vs. Bridge St. Pier & Cafe at 7 p.m.
Nov. 5 Galati Marine vs. Beach Bistro at 6 p.m. !:.:.:
Palm Tree Villas vs. Harry's Continental Kitchens at 7 p.m. -..
Nov. 10 Oden Hardy Construction vs. Harry's Continental Kitchens at 6 p.m.
Palm Tree Villas vs. Beach Bistro at 7 p.m.
Nov. 11 Oden Hardy Construction vs. Beach Bistro at 6 p.m.
H.B. Mini Storage vs. Bridge St. Pier & Cafe at 7 p.m.
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But Jeff Nelson got to the ball first and spotted
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Hey, dummy don't run over the manatees
Heie's some of those repetitious slogans that have
embedded themselves in our brain cells:
Don't drink and drive.
Just say no to drugs.
Don't run over manatees while boating.
For some weird reason, boaters continue to run
over manatees in Florida. Since manatees usually travel
in groups, and since they weigh in at almost a ton, it
seems hard to believe that you could be zipping along
and not see one, but so far this year about 50 boaters
have done just than.
The results are most frequently fatal to the gentle
As water temperatures drop, manatees start their
migration from cooling open waters to warmer waters.
In this area, that means most manatees are heading
north to hot water outfalls from power plants in Tampa
Bay. Manatees, by the way, don't survive in waters
cooler than 68 degrees.
So we'll start seeing more manatee movement
away from the Island in the next month or so. Please
by careful out there.
Speaking of manatees, here's an interesting factoid:
they are recent visitors to the Manatee County area.
Scientists have historically noted very few of the
SPORTS, FROM PAGE 21
goal. Nelson chipped the ball into the goal mouth
where LeDuc tried to head it home, but the pass was
a bit high for him and harmlessly caromed past Matt
Bowers at the far post.
S Matt Bowers wasn't about to let another scoring
chance pass by when later in the game Richie Bell
took a pass from Augusto Solano and took it down
the right wing. With the defense closing in, Bell
threaded the ball behind the defender where Matt
Bowers ran onto it and found the back of the net for
a 1-0 lead.
The Islanders iced the game midway through the
Second half when Ken Bowers beat his man down
the right wing and spotted Kevin Cassidy positioned
in front of the goal. Bowers delivered a perfect cross
that Cassidy headed. The ball bounced off the
ground, caromed up and off the crossbar and right
back to Cassidy who calmly poked it into the back
of the net for a 2-0 lead that IFC would not surren-
The win was much needed and was the result of
a total team effort with defense playing one of their
best games to date and the offense playing the kind
of football they know they are capable of.
Man-of-the-match was Matt Bowers for his end-
to-end play while Tony Louis-Charles, Jeff Lonzo
and Brett McIntosh played stellar games on defense.
SRich Bell, Augusto Solano, Andy Smith and Ken
Bowers sparked the offense for the Islanders.
The win gives the Islanders a 3-2-1 record head-
ing into next Sunday's 11 a.m. home game against
the St. Pete Hawks at Bradenton's G.T. Bray Park.
marine mammals in local waters. One of the first pub-
lished reports of manatees in the area was when a car-
cass washed ashore on Siesta Key in 1959. Aerial sur-
veys for the critters as late as 1976 found none in
Those ever-cautious scientists are quick to point
out that they aren't sure if the recent surge in manatee
population in Sarasota Bay is a result of more manatees
or the fact that sampling techniques are better now than
they were years ago.
Snooks Adams of Holmes Beach, 81, a native of
Cortez and constant surveyor of the local environs,
supports the scientists' opinion. He says he never saw
manatees in local waters until recent years more
precisely until everyone suddenly wanted to "save the
As a kid growing up on Sarasota Bay, I know we
hardly ever saw manatees maybe one every three or
four years. Now, it's unusual NOT to spot at least one
on a boating expedition.
Which brings us back to those silly slogans and,
once again Don't run over manatees while boating.
Preserve the batcave!
I don't imagine a whole lot of ecofreaks are going
to rally behind a bunch of bats in Tampa, and as a re-
sult a batch of the little squeakies are probably going
Seems the old Tampa-Houlihan's Stadium is home
to upwards of 20,000 bats. The stadium appears
doomed, and so are the bats.
Remember bats are nocturnal and, since the wreck-
ing ball is swinging during the day, the Brazilian free-
tailed and evening bats will probably sleep through
their demise. Daytime is a period of dormancy for bats,
and bat experts say the bats won't wake up and fly
Bats colonize an area for decades and are loath to
leave their homes.
If you can pardon the pun, residents near the sta-
dium may become a little buggy with the bat depar-
ture. Each of the quick little mammals can eat 3,000
mosquitoes in an evening and their demise is certain
week ended Oct. 30
Division I (11 to
Island Animal Clinic
Handy Trac Systems
Island Real Estate
Ben Webb Landscaping
Island Pest Control
Division II (8 to'
Air & Energy
Jessie's Island Store
West Coast Refrigeration
13 year olds)
Other IFC action has Beach Bistros/Islander By-
stander traveling out to Braden River for a 10:15
a.m. kickoff on Saturday and a 4 p.m. kick off at
home (G.T. Bray) against North River. Palma Sola
Animal Clinic/Islander Bystander takes on Sarasota
1 at Lakeview Elementary School at noon while
Koala Tee/Islander Bystander also has a noon kick-
off on Saturday against Englewood. Come on out
and support the locals.
to affect the local food chain.
An old, bad joke
A friend sent me this horrible joke, which I'll
apologize for up front. Here goes:
I've been blaming it on iron poor blood, lack of
vitamins, or a dozen other maladies. But now I know
the real reason: I'm tired because I'm overworked.
The population of this country is 237 million, and
104 million are retired. That leaves 133 million to do
There are 85 million in school, which leaves 48
million to do the work.
Of this, there are 29 million employed by the fed-
eral government. This leaves 19 million to do the work.
Four million are in the Armed Forces, which leaves
15 million to do the work.
Take out the 14,800,000 people who work for state
and city governments, and that leaves 200,000 to do the
There are 188,000 in hospitals, so that leaves
12,000 to do the work
With 11,998 people in prisons now, that leaves just
two people to do the work. You and me. And you're sit-
ting there dinking around reading The Islander Bystander.
Speaking of The Islander Bystander, the column
on stone crabs a few weeks ago needs a bit of clarifi-
cation. The crabs will regrow a claw to harvestable size
in a year, not to the same size it was when removed, as
I said. Guess my fingers got ahead of my brain for
By the way, the harvest continues to be a good one.
Hope you're enjoying your claws.
Researchers have found that the hotter the climate,
the spicier the food. In comparing cuisine in India and
Norway, it was discovered that garlic, onions and hot
peppers are found in more than 70 percent of the reci-
pes in India, whereas almost none of those ingredients
are found in Norwegian dishes.
Besides the obvious hot peppers don't sprout in
the Norwegian winter and garlic doesn't grow well in
the tundra hot spices inhibit 75 to 100 percent of the
food-spoilage bacteria against which they were tested,
and bacteria is more prevalent in hotter climates.
And, as anyone who's nibbled on ajalapefio pep-
per can attest, spicy food eventually cools you down by
making you sweat.
If you need directions, information or have
sports news to report, please call me at 778-3153.
IFC standings as of Nov. 1
Islander Bystander/O'Hara's adult, 3-2-1
Koala Tee/Islander Bystander U-14, 2-1-0
Palma Sola Animal Clinic/Islander Bystander, U-12
Beach Bistro/Islander Bystander U-10, 1-2-0
needed at Center
Anyone interested in being a coach or an assis-
tant coach for this year's exciting basketball season
can sign up at the Center Monday through Friday, 9
a.m. to 9 p.m. All applications must be in by Nov. 10.
There will be a mandatory coaches meeting
Thursday, Nov. 12, at 6 p.m. for interested
Anna Maria Island Community Center announces
that cheerleaders, ages 6 to 16, are needed for the up-
coming 1998-99 basketball season. Cheerleading
coaches are also urgently needed.
Registration continues through Nov. 6. Girls must
be age 6 by Nov. 14, 1998, and no older than 17 on the
Register at the Center, 407 Magnolia, Anna Maria
City. Cost is $30 for members and $35 for non-mem-
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 NOVEMBER 4, 1998 0 PAGE 23 I
Kingfish run back in full force offshore
By Capt. Mike Heistand
The fall kingfish run, briefly stymied by high
winds and rough seas, is back in full force. Fishers
report either trolling or freelining is working to catch
the wily kings. Inshore, redfish, trout, flounder and
snapper still are the featured fish, with snook action
Fishers at the Rod and Reel Pier report catches
of black drum, snapper and some mackerel.
Anglers at the Anna Maria City Pier are reel-
ing in an occasional mackerel, snook and one nice-
sized black drum.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair said he's
By Chief B.P. Huff
Officer in Charge, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
Special Note: The U.S. Coast Guard promotes
safety on, over and under the high seas and waters sub-
ject to the jurisdiction of the United States.
The Coast Guard is authorized by law to develop,
establish, maintain and operate search and rescue fa-
cilities. The Coast Guard is also authorized to perform
any and all acts necessary to rescue and aid persons;
and to protect and save property at any time and at any
place where its facilities and personnel are available
and can be effectively used.
However, there is no legal duty for the Coast
Guard to undertake any particular mission.
Oct. 16, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled personal water-
craft at Marker 33 with two people in the water. A
Coast Guard boat was in the area, responded and
searched the area with no sightings. A police officer on
shore notified the Coast Guard boat that a Good Sa-
maritan had assisted the personal watercraft operator.
Oct. 16, Boarding. A 15-foot vessel was boarded
in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel's operator received
a written warning for having improperly spaced hull
Oct. 17, Search and rescue /assistance. While on
patrol, a Coast Guard boat came upon a disabled ves-
sel in the Intracoastal Waterway with three small chil-
dren on board and no radio. The Coast Guard boat
towed the vessel to port.
Oct. 17, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of an overturned boat east of
the DeSoto Bridge in the Manatee River. Braden River
Fire Rescue and a Coast Guard boat responded. The
people in the water were taken aboard another vessel
and brought ashore.
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catching lots of small snook, some good-sized red-
fish and a few mackerel.
Capt. Jason Henzell and Capt. Kurt Morrison on
the Neva-Miss said they're putting charters onto red
grouper up to 12 pounds, gag grouper up to eight
pounds, mangrove snapper to four pounds, a few
kingfish and a 30-pound cobia.
Carl at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said wade
fishers were doing good with nice-sized snook near
mangroves by seagrass flats. Other action includes
big redfish in the bays, kingfish in the Gulf and grou-
per moving closer to shore, in the 25-35 foot depths.
Capt. Rick Gross said he's getting into enough
snook to keep his charters happy, plus lots of mack-
erel and a few kingfish.
On my boat Magic we've caught a few keeper
snook, lots and lots of redfish, trout up to 20 inches,
flounder up to 20 inches and some "small" bonnet
sharks of about three feet in length.
Capt. Tom Chaya reports a nice mixed bag of
fishing this week: mackerel, triggerfish, snapper, co-
bia and a few large snook.
Capt. Calvin Brannen on the Cane Patch reports
redfish, flounder and snook were his best bets last
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said kingfish are
the big story right now, with offshore anglers find-
ing both trolling and freelining live shiners working
to catch the big, fast fish. Inshore action still features
redfish and mackerel, with big snook scattered and
not too easy to find.
At the South Skyway Fishing Pier, anglers are
catching lots of Spanish mackerel, snapper, flounder,
small grouper, some small sharks and a few cobia.
Good luck and good fishing.
Winners in the Oct. 28 horseshoe games were
Jack Cooper of Holmes Beach and Carol Watson of
West Sussex, England. Runners-up were George
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Winners in the Oct. 31 games were Herb Heesch
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Now $255,000. Dial the Duncans! Judy 778-1589 or
ISLAND COTTAGE 2BR/1BA home with tile and
wood floors. Updates in 1995 include kitchen, bath,
roof, A/C system, windows. $122,000. Call Carla Price
OLD FLORIDA CHARM 3-4BR/2.5BA home on large
lot in Cortez Village. Foyer has hardwood floors, wide
staircase with oak banister and railings. French doors
open onto wraparound porch from living room and for-
mal dining room. Beaded ceiling board in kitchen and
breakfast nook. Lots of extras. $269,900. Call Carla
Price 778-0770 eves.
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK MLS IB 1 .I
CUTE, CUTE, CUTE!! Adorable home across the
street from the beach. 2BR/2BA with jacuzzi, plus den
or 3rd bedroom. Cocktail pool under evevated home.
Great Investment! $269,900. Call Connie Volts
ANNA MARIA. Stunning KEY WEST style home located
on canal/dock w/panoramic views of Tampa Bay. Heated
pool. Residence or Investment. $348,000. Visit Karen
Lohse today or call 751-1155. IB25369.
GREAT ISLAND INVESTMENT!! Rare island duplex
with gulf view!! Two, 2 bedroom/1 bath units. 2 screened
porches, garage, some updates. The best of both worlds;
direct gulf view and an income too! $325,000. Call Roni
Price 751-1155 IB26217
WINTER and SUMMER RATES
CONDOS HOUSES DUPLEXES
ASK FOR BOB LOSE
-nodry' GlblMa-tr weni rl -'tr-meto. asellyor hm l :I sit witha T: T c wo e -nm
Tropical paradise close to Gulf Beach. Richmond home with
carport and large screened porch overlooking secluded
garden hide-away. Turnkey furnished using bright colors
with an island beach decor. Call Ken or Pat for your private
showing. $209,900. Ken 778-6989, Pat 778-3301.
Call Pat Jackson at 778-3301
or Ken Jackson at 778-6986
or Agnes Tooker 778-5287
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drive PO Box 717 Anna Maria, FL 34216
S Toll Free 800 306-9666
Fax # 778-7035
' ^Be a good Islander
and invest in the
REAL ESTATE, INC.
Mary Ann Schmidt Helen White
Eves. 778-4931 Eves. 778-6956
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 easily converts to 3BR. Large caged pool,
2-car garage, fenced yard, immaculate, security system,
fruit trees, cul-de-sac. $139,900.
2BR/1.5BA Seaside Beach House turnkey furnished
condo. End unit, heated pool, gorgeous view. Great rental.
Needs your decorating. $225,000.
BAY PALMS WATERFRONT
3BR/2BA waterfront home. Large sunny Florida room,
terrazzo and ceramic tile, low maintenance yard, boat
dock, playhouse. Quiet street. $239,000.
KEY ROYALE WATERFRONT
3BR/2BA home across from Key Royale Golf Course.
Prime residential area. Private dock on deepwater canal
with direct access to Intracoasral Waterway. $289,900.
2BR/2.5BA townhouse, hardwood floors, fenced yard,
large screened porch, two-car garage, short walk to
beach. Residential area. $170,000.
2BR/1.5BA each side. Excellent rental, close to beach.
Nice area, convenient to everything. Ceramic tile,
carpet. All appliances included. $225,000.
Sandy Pointe 2BR/2BA $900
2BR/1BA Duplex $725
SEASONAL 2 BR/2BA Condos
Runaway Bay. Anna Maria Island Club
Bridgeport & Northbcach Village
$700 wcck/$1,500 month
julie Gilstrap 779-0202
LTG, GRI 1(800)732-6434
Property Manager ANNA MARIA
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REAL ESTATE, INC.
Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
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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 PQWERBOOK 520. Laptop model,
ready to use. 778-7978.
-,SECTIONAL Rattan beige $250, swivel recliner chair
$75, off-white carpet 11x14 foot, 12x20 foot, $60
each. No calls until Sunday. 941 778-9638.
SOFA AND LOVESEAT sea oat design on beige
background, machine washable fabric with wicker.
Good condition. $150 778-2778.
OCEAN KAYAK Malibu II, 12 foot, two seater, two
paddles, and gear straps. Excellent condition. Great
for fishing. $575. 794-5980.
ROSER THRIFT SHOP open Tuesdays, Thursdays,
9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Donations only Wednesdays 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Al-
ways clearance sales. 113 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria.
ESTATE SALE Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Nov. 6,
7, and 8. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lots of antiques, collectibles,
cut crystal, depression and blue glass. Fine porcelains,
Nippon Blue Danube, Staffenshire, art deco pieces,
many miniatures, books, 1,000 pieces of costume,
sterling, and gold jewelry, new toys, Barbies, new
children's clothes, Christmas gifts, tons of designer
clothes, collector's books, lamps, artwork, some furni-
ture, household goods, everything half price Sunday.
Don't miss this sale. 209 Peacock Lane Holmes Beach.
MULTI-FAMILY SALE Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 7
and 8, 9 a.m. Wide variety, golf equipment included.
Key Royale, 635/636 Dundee Lane.
YARD SALE Friday and Saturday, Nov. 6 and 7, 9
a.m. to 3 p.m. Collectibles, jewelry, linens, clothes,
749 Norton St. (rear,) Longboat Key.
GARAGE SALE Saturday November 7, 9 a.m. to 2
p.m. Pipe threader, opera coats, crafts, misc. 212
67th Street Holmes Beach 778-2549.
YARD SALE Saturday, November 7, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
All kinds of things. 426 Pine Avenue.
PLUS-SIZE CLOTHING, 1998 Postal Jeep right-
hand drive, household items, Christmas lights, etc.
Cabbage Patch Snacktime dolls, Barbies, Elmos.
Too much to list. Sat. and Sun., Nov. 7 and 8, 8 a.m.
to ? Paradise Bay Mobile Home Park, 12th-7th St.,
10777 44th Ave. W., Cortez.
SALE Saturday, November 7, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Trea-
sures for kids and adults. 309, 310, and 318 Tarpon
Street, off Magnolia.
GRANNY'S ATTIC and Craft Sale Saturday, Novem-
ber 14, 1998, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Landing of
Freedom Village, 6501 17th Avenue West,
Bradenton. Open to the public, no charge. Pancake
breakfast $3.75 per person.
CORTEZ FISH MARKET 119th Street and Cortez
Road (turn south two blocks). We have stone crabs.
798-9404. Cortez Bait & Seafood.
BARB'S OFFICE CENTER. Professional typing,
business cards, rubber stamps, fax services, quality
copies, office supplies and lamination. 310 Pine Ave.,
DOLPHIN PRESCHOOL, Holmes Beach. After-care
program starting November 2, ages 5 to 9 years $35
per week. No registration fee. Also toddlers ac-
cepted. Call 778-2967.
AUDIENCE WANTED for the Sandcastle Players
production of Bernard Slades "Same Time Next
Year". The show opens November 27 and continues
November 28 and 29, December 4 through 6 and
December 10 through 13. All shows begin at 7:30
p.m. at Marina Bay Restaurant. Ticket prices are $20
for dinner and the show and $10 for show only tick-
ets. Tickets will be on sale at Marina Bay Restaurant
beginning November 20. For more information call
THE WELLBEING MACHINE Lose weight and re-
shape your body. Sleep more soundly, relieve stress,
headaches, depression, allergies, backaches and
joint pain. Increase blood circulation, strengthen and
detoxify internal organs. Boost immune and circula-
tory systems and activate the healing process. Ob-
tain all this with a gentle massage combined with a
passive full aerobic workout. Lie down and relax. The
machine does it all Sounds to good to be true! Call
778-7652 for a no obligation, in-home demo.
ST. JUDE'S NOVENA May the sacred heart of Jesus
be adorned, glorified, loved and preserved through-
out the world. Now and forever, our Sacred heart of
Jesus pray for us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray
for us. Say this prayer nine times a day, by the eighth
day your prayer will be answered. It has never been
known to fail. Publication must be promised. R.O.
BABY-SITTER: 13-year old girl available for baby-
sitting. Responsible, experienced, Red Cross certi-
fied. Call Jamie at 778-4053.
1995 HONDA PRELUDE S, black 5-speed, power
sunroof and windows. New tires, CD player, excellent
condition. Pregnant, must sell! $11,900. 778-6234.
EXCELLENT CONDITION 1992 Olds Cutlass Ciera
S. 28,000 miles, cruise, V6, AM/FM radio, automatic
front wheel drive, power brakes, air $5,900 795-3006
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 com-
petitive rates in modern, full-service marina. 778-2255.
1997 EVINRUDE 175 HP ocean-pro, 25-inch shaft
$5,000. Call 795-8299.
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17-FT CAROLINA SKIFF 40HP Tohatsu, center con-
sole bait wells $1,300. 778-6252.
FOR RENT deep water protected boat slip. North
end, Anna Maria Island. Easy Gulf access. 794-8877.
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.,
LOOKING FOR PEOPLE interested in sales 35% to
50% plus commission. Over 6,500 products. No risk.
HOUSEKEEPING nonsmoking, reliable. Variety of
housekeeping duties. Harrington House Bed and
CIRCLE K now hiring full-time, part-time sales asso-
ciates. All shifts, great benefits. Apply in person, two
locations in Bradenton Beach.
WANTED TEMPORARY SPRING-cleaning help to
prepare units for season. Monday through Thursday,
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Simple sewing, curtain/upholstery
cleaning, ironing, miscellaneous household projects,
a lot of standing and walking. Call Joy, Haley's Mo-
tel, 8102 Gulf Drive, 778-5405.
LICENSED REAL ESTATE agents. Excellent split. Replies
confidential. SunCoast Real Estate. Call Julie Gilstrap,
779-0202 or evenings and weekends, 365-1867.
ADMINISTRATIVE/DOMESTIC ASST. for hire:
Dependable with good references. 761-8499.
FULL TIME/PART TIME Waitress wanted. Call Tip of
the Island. 778-3909.
HELP WANTED waitstaff, hostess, bussers, line
cook, and valet. Buccaneer Inn. 383-5565.
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 His-
torical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE
NEED YOU! Call 778-0492.
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GARDENING BUSINESS for sale. 45+ clients on
Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key and in Bradenton.
Call 778-6110, leave message.
EX-CORPORATE EXECUTIVES/business owners.
Looking for three ambitious individuals interested in
significant second income. (941)333-1297.
HIBISCUS SENIOR CITIZEN residency, 24 hour
supervision/care. Meals, laundry, cleaning, private or
semi-private rooms. Community activities 747-3586.
PROFESSIONAL MATURE EXPERIENCED PCA/
CNA available for personal care in your home. Special
care for all services. References available. 795-6447.
HOME CAREGIVER State Certified. Specializing in the
care of the elderly. 8 to 24 hours. Compassionate and
dependable. References available. Call 798-3751.
MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, mulching, trim-
ming, 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. Adoption,
corporations, modifications, power of attorney, name
change, etc. Suncoast Paralegal Services 742-4788.
STUMP GRINDING Brad Frederick's. Fully-insured.
Residential, commercial. Dependable service, com-
petitive prices, free estimates. Back yards and small
jobs okay. 730-0001 or 749-5451.
ISLAND ESTATE. Spectacular 4 or 5BR/4B cul-de-sac home
on deep sailboat water. Stunning sunsets, pool, dock, davits
and tennis court. $845,000. Hal Gillihan, 778-2194. R19319
PHONO-GRAPHIX foolproof reading and spelling
method for children and adults. Ask about reading
fundamentals for four and five year olds. Free test-
ing. Certified reading therapist, 795-0303.
SPARKLING CLEAN SERVICES licensed, bonded.
Residential, commercial. Homes, condominiums,
rentals, offices. Move in/out. Spruce up for season.
Estimates, Beverly, 778-1945.
FEMALE GERMAN VISITOR two months in Anna
Maria wants to practice English. Could teach German
in exchange to student. 779-2140
LEARNING ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM. If your
child has problems learning at school, a free screen-
ing may find the cause. Free testing! Licensed
Cognitive Skills Therapist. Call 795-0303.
YOGA with Harmony Feldman at the Art League.
Monday beginning Nov. 9. 1:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m., or
7:00 p.m. Must pre-enroll. Call 921-0074.
DOMESTIC AFFAIRS Through house cleaning.
Neurotic attention to detail. Jony 798-3139.
FREE SNOW REMOVAL Shell, dirt, mulch or stone
delivered and spread for a small fee. Yard clean-up.
Dump truck for hire. Free estimates. Call Dave
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years. Call 778-6508.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING & MAINTENANCE Residen-
tial/commercial, full-service maintenance, landscaping
installation, clean-ups, tree trimming, ponds, native plants,
butterfly gardens. Excellent references. 778-5294.
WANTED plant cutting and seeds for botanical garden.
Also free removal of cacti and succulent plants. Please
call and leave message, Myron L. Davis. 778-7012.
LAWN MAINTENANCE mowing, trim, clean up,
weeding, reliable adult, Island resident, references.
GULFFRONT DUPLEX on two lots with gorgeous view. 2BR/
2B each side. Prime investment property. Large deck over-
looks white sandy beach. Immediate occupancy. $495,000.
Bob Burnett, 387-0048. D20191
ULTIMATE SUNSETS and expansive views of Sarasota and SUNSET VIEWS ON PRIVATE BEACH and bayside pool.
Longboat Key. Property consists of 2 separate houses and deeded You can have it all. Spacious 2BR/2B unit with 2 terraces,
boat dock. Main house features wood floors, fireplace and exquis- huge master suite, fully furnished. $225,000. Bob Burnett,
ite master suite. $375,000. Van Bourgois, 761-0273. R27775 387-0048 or Judy Nimz, 922-1015. C31181
A MILLION DOLLAR VIEW is yours from
this spacious, elegant 2BR/2B condominium
overlooking Sarasota Bay. View of the
Sarasota skyline and Longboat Key.
$234,900. Dave Barker, 792-8932. C31933
LARGEST BAYFRONT CONDOMINIUM in
small tropical development. Fourth floor, 2
units combined into one fabulous home.
50ft+/- of waterfront. $350,000. Bobbie
Banan, 383-2659 C90913
OVER ONE ACRE ON WARNERS WEST
BAYOU. Extraordinary construction and
beautifully remodeled. Panoramic views from
nearly every room. Over 3,800 sq. ft., hard-
wood floors, dock. $739,000. Kathy Mardnko,
FABULOUS BAYFRONT LOT on a
private and secluded street. Cleared and
ready to build on. $225,000. Elena
Granger, 792-0021. L17589
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
LOVELY WOODLAND VILLAGE. Spilt plan
2BR villa. Amenities include clubhouse and
pool. No age restricted community. Priced to
sell. $65,000. Dottie Milne, 752-0101. C30066
THIS ONE HAS IT ALL. 3BR/2B lakefront
and overlooking preserve. Immediate
occupancy available. Neutral decor, eat-in
kitchen, large master suite. All appliances in-
cluded. $139,900. Sara La Plante, 748-4389
or 752-0101. R33362
ENTERTAINING IS FUN in this one owner
3BR/3B contemporary home. Beautifully
decorated and immaculate. Large patio
area, heated pool. Open to beautiful lake
view. $189,000. Sandy Drapala, 794-3354 or
Kathy Marcinko, 792-9122. R32494
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'Sndy \ Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
wn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
Srice We Monitor Irrigation Systems
INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
778 345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
Established in 1983
Darrin Wash CARPENTRY
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Serving the Island communities since
1988 with Island references.
DRY WALL, TEXTURE
& POPCORN REPAIR 778-1353
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CONSTRUCTION JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION
CONSTRUCTION Remodeling Contractors
CONSTRUCTION Building Anna Maria since 1975
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L Paradise Improvements
i Quality home repair and maintenance
SSteven Kaluza 778-4173
Island References and Insured
Painting Drywall Tile Doors Screens Etc ...
Check our references:
"Quality work at a reasonable price.
Licensed/Insured Serving Anna Maria Island Since 1986 778-2860
WILSON WALL SERVICES
Specializing in Stucco & Ceiling Repairs
Building Restoration Water Damage
25 Yrs Experience Island References 727-7247
Custom Homes Remodeling
of Florida Inc
Replace or Repai
* PORCH ENCLOSURES
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If it's
broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior discount.
EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN GARDEN
CENTRE It's time to plant and fertilize your yard. Call
now for a free professional landscaping estimate.
Choose from our huge selection of citrus and palm
trees, annuals, and shrubs. 5704 Marina Dr. Holmes
Beach 778-4441 We have adopted the E. Bay and
Manatee traffic triangle, watch us beautify the island.
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial,.interior/
exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island refer-
ences. Dan or Bill 795-5100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. State licensed and insured. Many Island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vi-
nyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.
ALUMINUM/VINYL CONSTRUCTION, new installa-
tion/repairs, Soffits/Fascias, screen enclosures. In-
sured, references. Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. Thirty-two year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction. Free
estimates, no overtime charges. (FL#RF0038118)
778-3924 or 778-4461.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING removes unsightly
black mildew, salt and dirt from house exterior and
windows, roofs, gutters, driveways and decks. Call
SCOTT'S PRESSURE CLEANING roof coating,
mobile homes, single $25, double $30. Boats,
houses, roofs. Insured, free estimates 756-9890.
MR. BILL'S Home Repair Service. Thirty years expe-
rience, self-employed in the construction trades. I am
handy to have around, 778-1110
HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS CENTER Rental units
available for commercial, retail and storage. Call
(941) 778-2924 for information.
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, an-
nual lease. Pool care included, no pets. Call Smith
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. $2,000 month, includes utilities. 778-
7068 or 352-787-9812.
NICE 2BR/1BA DUPLEX located in Holmes Beach.
Annual rental, air conditioning, washer/dryer hookup.
$675 month, first, last and security, 795-7805.
FALL SPECIAL $140 week for one person, $175
week for two persons. All efficiencies. Units for larger
groups available. Discount available for shorter stays.
Haley's Motel, 8102 Gulf Drive, 778-5405 or 800-
PRIME COMMERCIAL SPACE in Holmes Beach for
rent, 1340 sf with two restrooms. Call Smith Realtors,
SURFSIDE 2BR/1BA, annual only. Assurity/security,
no last. Private beach. $900 monthly, includes trash,
water and sewer. One left! Call 792-2779.
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
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.
Get It Together Inc
Get organized: Home or Office
Call me ... you need me ...
Edie Force, Major Organizer, 778-7916
Do your complete wash in only 4 minutes!
2 minutes to drop it off 2 minutes to pick it up
See Judy Monday-Friday, 8 am to 2 pm
Holmes Beach Coin Laundry 778-6772
New Owners/Managers/Island Residents
213 54th St., Holmes Beach 778-3082
OPEN: MONDAY thru FRIDAY 7:30 to 5 SATURDAY 8 to 12
& Ukance 778.6508
Lawn care, native plants, mulch, trim, hauling and cleanup.
Private & Commercial Interior & Exterior
20 Years Experience Husband/Wife Team
Free Estimates Call 778-2139
FREE ESTIMATES SENIOR DISCOUNTS a__
P ^ Insured Bonded
Residential/Commercial HIRING FOR SEASON
S Longtime Island Resident SERVERS
Professional, Courteous BUSSERS
FT & PT AM & PM
Needed efficiency expert,
Mr/Mrs Clean, Super
Salesperson and outgoing
Come Work on The Beach!
We Wittll Train
GIFT CERTIFICATES ARE Servers & Bussers
GREAT GIFTS ANYTIME! Apply in Person
AMERICAN Sandbar Restaurant
CAR WASH 100 Spring Ave.
5804 Marina Dr. Anna Mania
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We come to you!
Most Cars: $95*
*Wash, buff, wax, shampoo interior. Under
carriage, tires and rims all treated and
protected plus engine pressure cleaning.
$95 for small to mid-size cars. By
appointment, at your home or office. Your
car doesn't have to be driven anywhere! Let
us protect and preserve your investment.
Please note new phone number:
THE AREA'S #1 MOBILE DETAILER IS BACK!
All cars/trucks personally serviced by Damon.
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ANNUAL NORTH BEACH Village 3BR/2.5BA unfur-
nished, 1,500 sf, two-car garage, pool $1,400 month.
Gulf Bay Realty, 778-7244.
ANNUAL 1BR/1BA Holmes Beach. Completely up-
dated, steps to beach, shopping. Includes water,
garbage. $550 month. Call 778-5482.
PRIME COMMERCIAL SPACE in Holmes Beach for rent,
approximately 270 sf. Call Smith Realtors, 778-0777.
CHARMING 2BR/1BA unit only steps to beach. Re-
decorated 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. Washer/dryer hookup. Steps to bay and beach!
$700 month, first, last 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.
ANNA MARIA NEAT 2BR/1 BA house. One half block
to Gulf beach. $1,000 per month, $300 per week. Call
HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA furnished 1,800 sf
home, 150 yards from beach, Gulf side. Washer/
dryer, all inclusive. Small pet negotiable, 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.
BRADENTON BEACH 110 Bridge Street, commer-
cial building, 30-ft-by80-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.
ANNUAL TOWNHOUSE APARTMENT 2BR/2BA, full
kitchen, pool, steps to beach, partial Gulf view. Available
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.
GULF VIEW, GROUND level, new 1BR/1BA, vaca-
tion apartment, sleeps four, one house from beach,
cable, 106 72nd St., Holmes Beach. January $2,000,
February through April $2,600 month. 778-1970.
WESTBAY POINT MOORINGS Phase I 2BR/2BA fur-
nished lower corner unit with panoramic view of Bay.
Available January, February, March. 401-354-4222.
ANNA MARIA 4BR/2.5BA home with elevator. Beau-
tiful Gulf views. Steps to beach, no pets or smokers.
Seasonal, four or five months, $3,000 month. 941-
2BR/1BA Central AC, fans, laundry, hot tub. $700 +
elec. $350 dep. 778-2991.
WEST BRADENTON 2BR/1BA carport, washer/
dryer, furnished central heat and air, non-smoking.
Annual 700 month, first, last and deposit or seasonal,
$950 month. 778-3433.
ROOM FOR RENT for female. Preferably shift
worker. Gulf front beach condominium. No drugs
please! $450 monthly, includes all utilities, phone
LARGE HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA home. New
kitchen, fully updated, tile floors, block and half to
beach. Seasonal, $2,000 month. 795-0413.
FOR RENT NOW until December 27. 3BR/2BA
house, Gulf front, fantastic view. Weekly, monthly.
813-920-5595 or 941-778-5722.
ONE BEDROOM APARTMENTS with boat access.
One block to beach in Anna Maria City. November
through April, weekly, monthly. Some pets accepted.
$1,400 month, $400 week. Call 778-6139.
CHARMING GULF VIEW home. Directly across from
beach. Available January through April $1,600
ANNUAL 1 BR Apartment in Holmes Beach. $475 month
plus security deposit. Available November 1. 778-6541
days; 778-4084 evenings; or pager 569-1591.
HOLMES BEACH Vacation rental condominium
2BR/3BA Pool, across from beach, partial gulf view.
$545 weekly, $1,685 monthly, $2,125 seasonally.
SPECTACULAR FRENCH NORMANDY home.
Beautiful turret Gulf view. Steps to gulf. 4BR/3BA 107
Beach Ave. $2,100 off-season, $3,300 in-season
HOLMES BEACH Beautiful bayfront 3 BR home
Dock, davit, sailboat water, 112 ft. on bay, gorgeous
views. $1,800/month, last, security. Open Friday,
Saturday, and Sunday. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for show-
ing. 209 Peacock Lane. 351-7676 Annual Lease.
HOLMES BEACH Lovely furnished 1 or 2 BR duplex
near beach. $850 monthly. Tropical yard. Available
ANNA MARIA Beautiful Key West-style 3BR/3BA home.
Canalfront, with dock and boat ramp. Close to beach. An-
nual $2,300 month, or lease/option. 795-7805.
ANNA MARIA gulf front apts. available for season.
Choice location, 2 and 3BR, fully loaded, porch, pa-
tio, sundeck. No pets. 778-3143.
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home near Bean Point. Large kitchen, LR, DR,
garage, lanai. W/D, A/C, open November 15 through
December 19. $700/week. Call Betsy Hills Real
YEARLY ONE BEDROOM, unfurnished, no pets,
water and garbage included. $450/mo. 316B Hardin.
Anna Maria 778-9378.
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BEAUTIFUL NEW 3BR/2BA, Terra Ceia Bay condo-
minium. turnkey, 5th floor, fabulous bay view, pool,
tennis, golf, easy access. $2,400/mo. 924-8274.
TWO-STORY CONDOMINIUM Holmes Beach. 3BR/
2.5BA, 2 car garage, 3 decks, 1 screened. Com-
pletely furnished. Annual or Seasonal. 778-3739.
SPACIOUS SEASONAL RENTAL 2BR/1BA fur-
nished, laundry room, carport, steps to bay, restau-
rants, shopping. In historic fishing village near
beaches. Utilities included. Nonsmoking. $1,100.
S HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL Great location, fur-
nished, 1BR apartment. First floor. $585 monthly plus
electric. 778-0751 or 725-1304. Leave Message.
SEASONAL RENTALS AVAILABLE in Westbay
Cove, Holmes Beach. 2BR/2BA, turnkey, pool, ten-
nis, close Old Florida Realty 778-3377.
HOLMES BEACH 2BR/1BA, W/D hookup, no pets.
Available now. 3401 6th Avenue, north side behind
Walgreen's. $650/month, 778-7980.
WANTED TO RENT January, February, and
March. Lady with small poodle will pay up to
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.
GREAT INVESTMENT PROPERTIES in prime loca-
tion! Two Gulf view duplexes on side-by-side lots on
Gulf Drive. 6BR/4BA total. Zoned multi-family.
$399,000 for pair. 761-9259.
Two choice duplexes offer a winter home plus
excellent income from a second unit. 2BR/1BA
just inside second block from Gulf offered at
$185,000. Second duplex offers open Gulf views
from second floor with 2BR/2BA and lower level
unit has 2BR/2BA plus den. Call for additional
details as both offer great potential!
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OKAY, I MADE a mistake. On broker's advise, over-
priced my house at $289,900. No sale. Now reduced
to a motivated $229,900, a $60,000 swing! Best
island buy? You betcha. 3/4BR/3BA, huge office/in-
law studio w/waterview porch, 2 canal docks w/ boat
lift, solar pool/spa, fruit trees, workshop, storage, big
maintenance-free corner lot. Appraisal and loan
available. Seller will pay all closing costs. 388-3885.
SALE BY OWNER Anna Maria City. Steps to beach
elevated home. 2BR/2BA suite, mother, son, friends,
new roof new air conditioning, new appliances.
Single, garage, workshop, storage room, quick sale.
$175,000 firm. 778-4912.
WATERFRONT PROPERTY. Be an informed buyer,
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. 529 67th Street,
Holmes Beach. 779-1512, by owner.
2BR/2BA BEAUTIFUL TOWNHOUSE condominium
near beach. Small complex with pool. Beautiful turn-
key furnishings. $129,000, 778-0510.
3BR/2BA TWO YEARS old, cement block, wooded,
secluded, near MCC, schools, shopping. Fire depart-
ment half block. Reduced high 80's. 727-3511.
OPEN HOUSE Monday through Friday, 1 p.m. to 4
p.m. 4BR/4BA, large home, waterfront, boat dock,
5900 sft under roof, three years new. Many extra's.
$530,000. 130 Hammock Road, Anna Maria. Ted
Davis, Owner/broker. 778-6155.
FOR SALE 3BR/2BA with den/office, elevated, fire-
place, spa, fenced yard, alarm system, lots of extras,
immaculate. Asking $245,000. Call 778-8424.
DON & KAREN SCHRODER present ...
Just renovated! Charming
fully furnished 3BR/3BA
beach house. Greatroom
with fireplace, sunroom
plus sunset deck and j--
screened lanai. Adjacent
second house contains four apartments that are ideal seasonal
rentals. Nestled on 120' of beach. Reduced to $795,000!
HANSEL AND GRETEL WOULD LOVE the never ending
view of the woods from this spacious 2BR/2BA condo. Large
lanai. Elevator. Centrally located adult community w/club-
house, pool & lake. $44,700.
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ANNA MARIA GULFFRONT Outstanding FABULOUS VIEWS from this spacious
views from this two-story masonry duplex 5-6BR/4BA contemporary home. Gourmet
offering 2BR/1.5BA each unit, turnkey kitchen with newer appliances. Overlook
furnished. Possible to convert to single family. Bimini Bay, electric boat lift, two-car garage
Offered at $497,500. David Moynihan 778- and much more. $489,000. Call Michael
2246, Eves. 778-7976. #28156 Advocate 778-2246 Eves. 778-0608 #31827
ISLAND OFFICE BUILDING Excellent Mana-
tee Ave. location with 4,200 sq. ft. and 27
parking spaces. Perfect for medical or other
professional office, zoned C-1. Offered at
$460,000. Call David Moynihan 778-2246.
Eves. 778-7976. #30553
SERENE SETTING 2BR/2BA great rental or
vacation home located on guiet dead end
street. Move in condition with handicapped
access and new A/C. Has spa on rear deck.
Only two blocks to beach. A must see.
$149,900. Call Ed Oliveira 778-2246 eves.,
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BY OWNER Holmes Beach. Island home on deep
water canal with view of Skyway Bridge. 4BR and
three full bathrooms, large pool, tile roof, tiled circled
driveway. Many updates $289,000 OBO, possible
lease options. 798-3180.
ISLAND CANAL HOME Renovated 2BR/2BA, fire-
place, family room, office, and garage. New dock.
Appraised at $210,000. Owners anxious. Offered at
TRIPLEX Newly renovated, excellent rentals, owner
finance. Bradenton Bch. $225,000. Call Jack
McCormick Broker Wagner Realty 383-5577.
HOLMES BEACH Custom, Spanish style stucco, two
stories, 4BR/3BA, tile, carpet, many custom features
including French doors. Caged, heated pool. On
deep water canal. Dock, davits. For sale by owner.
$585,000. Appointment only. 778-7094.
ANNA MARIA 208 Palm Ave. One-block to finest gulf
beach. Very nice newer elevated 3BR/2BA home with
laundry room, big decks, and good storage areas. Lots
of ceramic tile throughout and all appliances. Com-
pletely furnished. Must sell. Priced for quick sale by
owner. Only $195,000. Phone 779-1801.
TIMESHARE RESALES Save Thousands. Best val-
ues on the island, 1 and 2 bedrooms. Ask about our
buy one get one free offer. Via Roma & Resort
66,778-8202, Bluegreen Resorts Licensed Broker
BY OWNER. Key Royale, 3BR/2BA, two-car garage,
new carpet, updated kitchen and baths, caged pool,
deep water canal, 40-ft. dock, davits, utility room,
washer, dryer, and major appliances. Offered at
$289,000. Appointments, 778-7088.
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611 Gladstone. 4BR/3.5BA/2 kitchen/2 car,
3,895 sq. ft. under roof home including caged
pool. Next to but not on a canal. Owner
anxious. $255;,00. Now $229,000.
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PERICO BAY CLUB Inexpensive Florida living
with all the amenities in this 2BR/2BA unit, 1-
car garage, pool, tennis, clubhouse and gated
community. Only minutes to beach. $139,000.
Lynn Hostetler 778-4800.
THE BEST FOR THE LEAST A rare find! 2BR/
2BA direct bayfront. Totally furnished! Quiet,
serene setting with pool and steps to shopping.
Only $159,000. Lynn Hostetler 778-4800.
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 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
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KEY ROYALE CANAL HOME 2BR/2BA excel-
lent value in a prime waterfront home. Nice turn-
key furniture package, nice lot with room for
expansion. Boat dock, wood sun deck. $199,900.
Ken Rickett 778-3026 MLS 31714.
IT'S A STEAL 2BR/2BA furnished canal home for
only $159,900. I must be dreaming. Possible owner
financing. Ken Rickett 778-3026. MLS 32379.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB Best complex
on the Island. Excellent rental too! 2BR/2BA
Gulffront, furnished turnkey. Heated pool,
spa, elevator. $275,000 Lynn Hostetler 778-
4800 MLS 31639.
ELEVATED PRIME ISLAND HOME Prime
Island Holmes Beach location! 3BR/2BA home
on large lot surrounded by more expensive
properties. Ready to move in. $179,900. Ken
Richett 778-3026. MLS 29150.
5201 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217
HOLMES BEACH TRIPLEX
2/1, 2/1, Efficiency. Convenient to everything, walk to beach.
New A/C 1997, New Roof 1998. Large lot. 2 units turnkey
furnished, carpet, tile and more. Garage and carport.
$227,500 Make an offer 778-5057
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EXCEPTIONAL 2BR/2BA condo with carport. $126,000.
10 ACRES with house. Zoned PDR. Near golf courses.
$235,000. 795-6216 after hours.
CANALFRONT 4BR/3BA elevated, $369,000.
LOT 9,427 square feet. Palm Harbor Subdivision. $108,500.
WHITE AVENUE beach access. 3BR/2BA, large lot, immaculate,
LOT C-2 100x90 Walk to beach $150,000.
STYLING SALON Eight stations. Owner anxious $39,000 OBO.
5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
Best value anywhere on the Island for two Gulffront
homes. Both homes feature 3BR/2BA with sleep-
ing lofts for kids as well as a large deck overlook-
ing the beach. Covered parking for 8 cars. Two
huge ground level storage rooms. Outstanding
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front community with 24- PERICO BAY CLUB The next thing to living in paradise!
vo Har-tru tennis courts, Condos, villas, townhomes, four tennis courts, heated
or biking and walking. Call pools, spas, award winning landscaping. Call Rose
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RENTALS SEASONAL RENTALS
pletely updated. Fantastic Perico Bay Season $2,400 to 52,600. off season S1 200 to
............... $1,100 per m o, ... . ..
Martinique Gulffront beautiful view, pool, tennis. One-car
;A Single-family home, garage. Oct./Dec. ... S1,500 per mo., April S3,000 per mo
nished or unfurnished. Bradenton Beach Fourplex 2BR/2BA, W/D, pool, walk to
................ $1,600 per mo. beach. Season $2,400 per mo Off season weekly $640.
condo, gated community, Perico Isles 3BR/2BA Single-family home, two-car garage
.................. $850 per mo. Lake view .... ..... ... Off season S2.300 per mo
Season $2.700 per mo
3A Single-family home on
ige. Holmes Beach Call Missy Laps at 778.9611
.............. $1,200 per mo. Toll Free 1-800-237-8400 ext. 101 .