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FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE NOVEMBER 11, 1998
Another trolley sidetracked on Island
By Paul Roat
Expectations were high for a little while last
week that a federal grant might alleviate traffic conges-
tion on the Island.
But those hopes were dashed Friday when Anna
Maria City commissioners opted out of the Islandwide
proposal, dooming the project.
What was contemplated was an eventual multi-use
corridor on the Island that would provide pedestrians
and bicyclists with a shaded path upon which to walk
They would share the pathway with a narrow-
gauge, electric-powered train that was described as a
Former Bradenton Beach
Mayor Dick Connick,
pictured with his wife
June, was among the
current and former
mayors honored during a
reception held at the .--
Anna Maria Island
Museum last week. The
museum is featuring a
new exhibit on the
Island's mayors. The
Connicks looked at old
photos in the Anna Maria
Society's 1999 calendar,
now on sale in the
museum for $5.50 each.
Island elected officials
were also honored at the
Photo: Pat Copeland.
Grant denied to
Bradenton Beach officials didn't fare too well in
their latest attempt to garner grant funds for city im-
Florida Department of Community Affairs repre-
sentatives have denied the city's request for $550,000
in Community Development Block Grant dollars.
A total of 16 cities applied for grants; four were
funded; and Bradenton Beach was ranked number 15.
Commissioners had hoped to build sidewalks on
the east and west side of Gulf Drive from Cortez Road
to Third Street South with the state funds. The area
adjacent to the sidewalks would have been landscaped
"large electric golf cart" capable of carrying upward of
20 to 30 people.
Changes in federal transportation laws provide 100
percent funding for what is referred to as "transit
greenways." Funds for greenway projects total $100
million for the next five years, with no local funding
However, grant application must be made for the
money, and that's where Tom Gustafson entered the
Gustafson, the former speaker of the Florida House
of Representatives, discussed the transit greenways
proposal to regional transportation planners last June.
and have streetlights, benches and trash receptacles in
a theme similar to Bridge Street, focus of the first
CDBG grant more than six years ago.
Other plans for the money called for a pedestrian
walkway on the west side of Bridge Street from Gulf
Drive to the beach, plus landscaping and sidewalks
along Bay Drive South from Bridge Street to Third
Bradenton Beach has received more than $1 mil-
lion in CDBG funds in the past few years, plus more
than $600,000 in federal and state money for improve-
ments to the Bradenton Beach Fishing Pier.
Cortez fisher dead; another missing
The body of one Cortez fisherman killed at sea has
been recovered but his companion is still the object of
a search south of Key West.
They were on their way in the 39-foot Kare Free to
rescue another Cortez boat, which was stuck on a reef
off the Dry Tortugas, when the Kare Free flipped.
Donald Akins' body was found in the hulk of the
Kare Free, but "Little Paul" Kight was still missing as
of Monday. The U.S. Coast Guard is searching, as are
other fishermen, and Army divers have gone down
without avail, said Cortez friends.
The accident occurred last Friday 68 miles west
of Key West near the Dry Tortugas in 14-foot seas
during Tropical Storm Mitch.
Akins, about 50. was from Missouri and had no
family in Cortez: cousins flew to Key West to identify
his body and make funeral arrangements.
Kight, in his 30s, came from a large Cortez fam-
ily, some of them also fishermen. Both he and Akins
had fished out of Cortez for much of their lives.
He spoke to Islander mayors last month about the
project and, at the urging of Anna Maria Mayor Chuck
Shumard, again last week.
Gustafson proposed each Island city ante up
$1,800 to retain his services in applying for the grant.
He said the transit greenway concept was so new and
the grant deadline so close that the Island had an excel-
lent chance of receiving federal funds for the project.
Bradenton Beach city commissioners approved the
expenditure last Thursday. Holmes Beach city commis-
sioners also indicated a willingness to proceed.
PLEASE SEE TROLLEY, NEXT PAGE
By Jim Hanson
Grassy Point keeps taking step after step nearer to
becoming a nature preserve, but it's not there yet. Not
quite. Soon, though.
The newest steps are addition of $131,917 to the
funds when and if granted, for more land added to the
tract when and if, and authority for removal of restric-
tions on the grant when and if.
The project is contingent on money becoming
available. The total cost is up to $847,167, including
$715,350 originally cleared by the Florida Communi-
Money for Grassy Point may be available when the
Trust staff figures out just how much is left of a few grants
made but not used elsewhere in the state, said Anne Peery,
executive director of the Trust. Grassy Point was below
the cutoff point when the Trust made its limit of $68 mil-
lion in grants in August. Two other applicants are ahead
of this project on the "contingency list."
The site is 37-plus acres of pristine mangrove wet-
lands on Anna Maria-Sound surrounding a small lake,
accessible by a canoe-navigable canal leading from the
bay. It'is just south of the bridge at Manatee Avenue,
across East Bay Drive from the site of the proposed
Publix store in Holmes Beach.
The city government and other supporters of the
project hope to turn it into "another Leffis Key." the
nature preserve on the bay side of Coquina at the south
end of Anna Maria Island. Grassy Point is to have na-
ture trails, canoe launching and parking facilities.
The proposal raised such enthusiasm in a Trust
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Those W ere the Days ................................ .. 7
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ISLAND M AP ............................................. 18
Streetlife .................. ......... ................ 22
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Anna Maria Island tides ............................. 27
Real estate ................. ................................. 28
Crossword puzzle........................................ 36
THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
IBj PAGE 2 E NOVEMBER 11, 1998 N THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Estate sale should draw crowds to Anna Maria
By Susan Kesselring
An estate sale of historic proportions will be
held at 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, at Roser cottage,
519 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
Roser Cottage was purchased by the late Ruth
Elliott in 1977 for $19,900. Earlier records reveal the
house sold for $3,000 in 1925. Elliott lived in the
quaint cottage until her death in August this year.
John Roser was the first person to live in the cot-
tage. Legend has it, he sat on the front porch staring
into the open expanse of vacant property across from
him and envisioned what is now Roser Memorial
Community Church. The church was built as a me-
morial for his wife Caroline.
Elliott was an artist and a member of the Anna
Maria Artists Guild Gallery. She was made a life-
time member of the Anna Maria Island Historical
Society following selection of her design for the
She was an Anna Maria city commissioner in
1989-90 and served as deputy mayor at the end of
1989 until the February election.
The estate sale, which will be conducted by Julie
McClure, includes city documents from the 1930s
left by Elliott. Among other items offered are an East
Lake rocker and loveseat from the 1880s, antique
glassware also from the 1880s, a baby grand piano,
Queen Anne writing table, packing trunks, 1920
painted chandelier, post cards from the turn of the
By Paul Roat
By next spring, beachwalkers should again
have a viewing platform in the Gulf from which to
watch the sun set.
Manatee County commissioners have approved
repairs to the jetty at the Manatee Public Beach in
Holmes Beach to again open the popular pier to the
public. Cost of the repairs is $173,000.
M & J Construction Co., of Tarpon Springs,
will do the work, which includes bolstering pilings
and repairing decking on the groin, which was dam-
aged years ago due to storm-caused waves. It has
century, a paper cut-out doll and coloring book from
the 1890s, 19th century oil paintings, original works
of art (some of Elliott's and others), art supplies, a
kerosene lamp, a large copper kettle and many other
miscellaneous items and antiques.
The cottage has been sold to David Fahey of
West Palm Beach, who plans to live there after he re-
He is presently a captain in the Merchant Ma-
rine, sailing off the coast of West Africa. Fahey re-
portedly paid $167,500 for the historic cottage.
been closed to the public due to safety concerns.
Also planned will be the addition of a 42-inch-
high handrail around the jetty, said Manatee County
Environmental Management Department's Jack
He said a meeting is planned next week with M &
J representatives and county staff to work out a con-
struction schedule. Work is to be completed by April.
Gorzeman said that the repair will allow the
jetty to be a "pedestrian observation platform," al-
though fishing too will be permitted at the western
end of the groin, away from swimming areas.
Trolley, sidewalks, landscaping grant
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
But Anna Maria City commissioners balked at the
project, dooming the grant application process and,
apparently, any future applications.
As Gustafson put it, "There won't be any sec-
ond-place winners in this race. Once other cities and
counties realize next year those funds are out there,
the money will be earmarked elsewhere."
If any effective mass transit approach on the Is-
land will come to pass, it must now be compliments
of the Florida Department of Transportation and
another grant for an expanded rubber-tire trolley
system. However, that grant if approved this sum-
mer will require a $250,000 a year match for the
first three years for operational expenses. After the
first three years, someone will have to pony up about
$600,000 annually to operate the five buses.
Transit greenways are ...
Gustafson described the transit greenway pro-
posal as "designed for the safe, comfortable, conve-
nient, timely and efficient movement of pedestrian,
bicycle and greenway transit vehicles.
"They provide tree-covered corridors and open
space, separated from car and truck traffic, that
guide people to community destinations, parking and
transit access points," he continued.
"Greenway transit vehicles are distinguishable
from traditional transit vehicles: they are smaller in
size and slower in speed; they utilize a clean fuel
with no or minimum emissions; they may be open air
or air conditioned; they operate on a frequency con-
sistent with pedestrian/bicyclist movement desires;
and they have package storage areas and bike racks
or sufficient space within the vehicles for bicycle
Gustafson has described the transit greenways
vehicles as "a horizontal elevator." The narrow-
gauge, "very, very light rail" system would be made
up of "tiny, tiny trains," would go about 15 or 20
mph and are "an extension of a walk by a mile or
Cost of trains is about half that of traditional
Speaking of trolleys
Cost and funding for the bus service has always
stalled discussions of an Islandwide trolley bus sys-
tem. In fact, a trolley from Lido Key to Anna Maria
was proposed and received Florida Department of
Transportation grants in 1994, but was later rejected
due to county commission worries about long-term
funding of the small buses as well as opposition
from Longboat Key, where residents objected to the
Grassy Point funds closer
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
official, Grant Gehart, that after a visit here he sug-
gested adding small contiguous properties to the grant
application to provide for parking, and that accounts for
the additional $131,917. That additional property is
owned by Josephine Frisco and the firm Zewadski &
Smith, said City Treasurer Rick Ashley.
The original 37-acre site has three owners, Nora
Hames, R.L. Davis, and Martha and Lawrence Wald.
The Trust also would like to see a large adjacent
area to the north, already platted into lots for develop-
ment, added to Grassy Point. But there are at least a
dozen owners involved there, and city officials believe
An estate sale at Roser
Cottage will take place
Nov. 12 in Anna Maria.
The historic home at 519
Pine Ave., was sold
recently and its contents
are being offered for sale
by family members of
previous owner, the late
Ruth Elliott. Islander
Photos: Susan Kesselring
Interior of Roser Cottage including numerous items
up for sale.
"toonerville trolley" going back and forth on the key.
The idea of rubber-wheeled trolley buses came
up again last year. Under the most recent proposal,
the trolley system would include five vehicles oper-
ating from 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week.
The trolleys would be partly open-air and partly
air-conditioned. Cost to ride the trolley would be 50
cents. Cost of the trolley buses would be about
Adding 10 Island bus shelters at $12,000 each
would bring total capital costs to $1.27 million.
Annual operating costs have been estimated at
between $500,000 and $600,000.
DOT grants would fund the capital costs and
some of the operating expenses for the first three
years, when local revenue would be needed to pay
for continued operation under the proposal.
Deadline for the next grant for rubber-wheel
trolley is May 1999.
that would complicate the project perhaps fatally, so
they are holding off until the current program is funded.
The Trust's governing board has authorized Peery
to remove the contingency restriction when and if
money is freed up. She said she feels that Grassy Point
is "looking better every day."
Should all else fail, she noted, a new cycle of
Florida Communities Trust grants begins next Febru-
ary, and the Island project could be considered anew
for that cycle.
Meanwhile, funds have been allocated for the
Trust's $320,000 share of the $420,000 purchase price
of the old school in Cortez. It is to become a museum,
park and public meeting place. Manatee County has
pledged the $100,000 difference.
Manatee Beach groin work OK'd
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N NOVEMBER 11, 1998 0 PAGE 3 
Anna Maria City may be out on limb
By Susan K. Kesselring
Anna Maria city officials paid a tree service com-
pany $5,200 to remove three trees in the Fern-to-New-
ton alleyway, two of which were on private property.
A&N Supreme Tree and Lawn Service was hired
to remove the trees after another tree in the city's ease-
ment fell on a home at 769 Jacaranda Road in August.
At that time, the public works department went out
to survey the damage in the alleyway between North
Shore Drive and Jacaranda Road. It was determined
that two trees adjacent to the fallen one were also on
city property and should be removed because they
posed a threat to people and property.
Public Works Director Phil Charnock said a survey
of the alleyway could not be found and he determined
that all three trees were in the city's easement by line
of sight and also by locating concrete markers.
The city may not have realized its mistake, but a
survey was done on the alleyway after the trees were
A persistent fire on Perico Island that sent smoke
wafting through Island homes for more than a week
has been extinguished by Bradenton firefighters.
The fire was on the north tip of Perico Island
behind Galati's Perico Harbor Marina and
Geraldson's fields and vegetable stand.
"It started by power lines and pine trees getting
together," Assistant Chief Wayne Lang explained.
"It electrified the area."
The fire called a "muck fire" burns under the
ground where the pine needles and leaves have built
up several feet, Lang said. Firefighters can put out
the top fire but it flares up again, making it difficult
cut. It just so happens that the fallen tree was in the
same alleyway that has been an ongoing topic of dis-
cussion at city meetings for six months.
Kay Beverly, who lives at 784 North Shore Drive,
requested that the commission vacate the unkempt al-
leyway or clean it up. At a July meeting she asked that
the alleyway be closed after hearing the reluctance of
the commission to vacate city-owned property.
In October, the city paid Leo Mills & Associates
$2,325 to do a survey of the Fern-to-Newton alleyway
so it could make a qualified judgment on vacating or
closing. Stakes were laid to mark the boundary of pri-
vate and city property.
Once the stakes were in, an observant property
owner on the alleyway noticed that two of the three
trees removed had been on private property between
764 and 766 North Shore Drive.
Charnock acknowledged the city made a mistake
in removing the trees. He said the property owners
wanted the trees removed and had complained to the
Fire officials called in the Manatee County
sheriff's office helicopter equipped with an infra-
red video camera to pinpoint the hot spots.
Firefighters then went in and individually extin-
guished each fire.
"Another problem is that the area is hard to
access," Lang noted. "We had to get four-by-fours
[four-wheel drive vehicles] to get back there."
Battalion Chief Matt Keller of the Bradenton
Fire Department was in charge of the operation. In
addition to the sheriff's office, the department was
aided by the U.S. Division of Forestry and the Anna
Maria/West Side, Cedar Hammock and Braden
River Fire Districts.
city about the trees before the one tree fell. He also said
property owners would not be assessed for the cost of
removing the trees.
Mayor Chuck Shumard said he plans to have all
encroachments and trees in the alleyway cleared. Once
that is done, a shell path will be laid, he said.
Commission members voted to not vacate the al-
leyway at a meeting Oct. 27. The commission can still
decide to close the alleyway, a process that allows
property owners to use the alleyway with the condition
the city can reclaim it in the future.
Presently, there are 60 trees, four structures and
five fences on this easement that will have to be re-
The property owners can petition the city to close
the alleyway. If approved, the commission can then
vote to allow property owners to keep any improve-
ments that are encroaching on city property.
Anna Maria City
11/12, 6:30 p.m., Planning and Zoning Board
with Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council
11/13, 10 a.m., Commission work session on
grant coordination and employee benefits
11/19, 1 p.m., Commission meeting
S11/16, 2 p.m., Island Transportation Planning
Organization, Bradenton Beach City Hall.
11/18, 2 p.m., Coalition of Barrier Island
Elected Officials, Bradenton Beach City Hall.
11/19, 7 p.m., Anna Maria/West Side Fire
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KE PAGE 4 N NOVEMBER 11, 1998 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
'Lights out for turtles' program approved
By Jim Hanson
*Stressing "make it easy for people," Anna Maria
Island turtle protectors and city officials have agreed on
a program to eliminate the hazards of lights to sea
Code enforcement officials from the Island's three
cities, some condo owners and other interested Islanders
met with Suzi Fox, who holds the state turtle protection
permit, at Bradenton Beach City Hall to decide how to
keep beaches dark during sea turtle nesting season.
The turtles bury eggs in the sand and leave them to
hatch some night a couple of months later. The babies, 100
strong in most nests, are programmed to head for the sea,
which is lighter than land. If a light is visible landward,
however, they often go the wrong way and die.
Islanders have been "just great" in keeping their
lights down during the May-to-October season, Fox
said, but a few lights still have managed to lure
hatchlings away from safety each year.
The program worked out at the meeting will include
a brochure to be distributed to beach homes, plus a more
detailed manual to be available at the three city halls.
"It will be simple and brief," Fox said. "It will have
instructions on how to shield lights from the beach so
people don't have to turn off the lights, or change
Beginning in January, Turtle Watch volunteers will
walk the Island's beaches, note visible lights and no-
tify code enforcement officers, who in turn will work
with homeowners to tone down the hazard.
Baby sea turtles tend to get
distracted by lights from
land and head inland,
rather than out to sea.
Hundreds of turtle nests
are found on the Island
.Fox singled out the Econo Lodge in Bradenton
Beach and Martinique condominiums of Holmes
Beach for special attention.
"They had a lighting problem this season, but they
voluntarily corrected them 100 percent," she said. "We
all have to do that."
... while virus impacting, killing turtles worldwide
Anna Maria Island's population of sea turtles
seems to be less afflicted with a strange disease than
reptiles elsewhere. But it is spreading even among
turtles close to home.
It is a virus probably related to herpes simplex,
causing knobby cauliflower-like growths on the soft
tissues of turtles, and its incidence is increasing around
But not on the Island, said Suzi Fox, who holds the
state permit for turtle protection on Anna Maria. Several
afflicted green turtles have been found along the shores of
the bay, she said, but fewer now than in the past.
"The last one we found was still alive but its tu-
mors were bleeding," she recalled. "We took it to
Clearwater for treatment, but it died."
The virus, fibropapilloma, has been noted for years
among green turtles, and now seems to be spreading
further to Kemps Ridley and loggerheads, said Jerris
Foote, Mote Marine Laboratory's top turtle.expert. It
has increased over the past eight years in Mote's terri-
tory, she said.
Mote's cases have been mostly among juvenile
greens in the southern section of Tampa Bay, typically
in waters polluted by industrial and agricultural runoff,
Afflicted turtles show up on shores, some of them
still alive but most of them dead.
They have the tumors around their eyes, mouths,
flippers "anywhere in soft tissue," said Foote. "That
includes internal tumors." They can feed and move
around if mouth and eyes are not too impacted.
But the hideous tumors seem typically to spread
and grow over vital organs, dooming the host to death
by suffocation, drowning or starvation.
Mote keeps infected turtles separated from others,
for the virus appears to be contagious. But the labora-
tory sends most of the living patients to the Clearwater
Marine Science Center for treatment.
Surgery sometimes helps, but "success has been
spotty." Mostly scientists try to keep the turtles healthy,
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Tidy up for
holidays Nov. 21
Fall Clean Up will take place in the City of
Anna Maria on Saturday, Nov. 21. Anna Maria
is the only city to hold semi-annual cleanup, days,
one in the spring and one in the fall.
Rose Quinn Baer, Waste Management's di-
vision manager, said 30 tons of trash were col-
lected last year. Baer also said the $3,000 per day
it costs the company to collect the trash is a do-
nation to the community.
S"We're there to serve the people. If we can do
it better, then we want to know how," said Baer.
Waste Management will be collecting yard
waste and other refuse from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. next
to the Anna Maria Post Office Plaza.
No batteries, tires or paint will be accepted.
For more information, call City Clerk Peg
Nelson at 778-0781.
TURTLE DISEASE, FROM PAGE 4
for sometimes tumors regress spontaneously if the
turtle lives long enough.
The problem is worldwide, Foote noted, with
fibropapilloma found in Asia, Africa, South America,
Hawaii and Australia. The Florida Keys reptiles have
been especially hard hit.
The Endangered Species Act of 1978 protects sea
turtles, and they have made a slow if uneven comeback.
The Kemps Ridley, rarest of all sea turtles, are slowest to
recover 40,000 nested in one day in 1947 at Rancho
Nuevo, Mexico, but nests since then have declined to less
than one percent of past levels, scientists say.
Boating injuries, pollution and fishing nets have done
their share of damage, but scientists say fibropapillomas
are the greatest threat turtles have ever faced.
They have found that humans have something to
do with incidence of the virus, which is much higher in
human-impacted areas than around pristine reefs. And
it may be still another unpleasantness to blame on red
tide: Mote's Foote said more turtles than usual were
afflicted in 1995-96, the time of intense red tide here.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 NOVEMBER 11, 1998 0 PAGE 5 J
Seagrass bed coverage in Sarasota
Bay increases by 20 percent
Here's a cause-and-effect issue that means good
news to Sarasota Bay:
Since 1988, there are 310 million more shrimp, 68
million more crabs and 100 million more fish in the
bay, thanks to a 20-percent increase in seagrass beds.
Seagrasses provide home and food for scores of
species of marine life. In Sarasota Bay, seagrasses were
on a serious decline due to dredge and fill projects and
poor water quality. Scientists estimated that 30 percent
of the seagrasses in the bay had been killed since 1950,
with a 54 percent decline from historically high levels
before development of the bay began.
Now, though, there is a resurgence in the grass
flats, especially in the upper and middle bay includ-
ing Anna Maria Sound to the tune of 1,682 more
acres of seagrass meadows.
Officials at the Sarasota Bay National Estuary Pro-
gram say Manatee County and the City of Sarasota are
the "heroes" in the seagrass bed recovery.
Manatee County has undergone millions of dollars
in improvements to its regional wastewater treatment
plant near Tidy Island, virtually eliminating harmful
runoff into the Bay.
Sarasota has also spent millions of dollars in im-
proving its treated wastewater discharges into Sarasota
Bay, decreasing harmful nitrogen levels in the bay by
almost 95 percent.
The total means that more than 46 percent of all
wastewater is reclaimed, rather than dumped in the bay.
And the result is a cleaner bay and more critters.
Fired employee pickets restaurant
Disgruntled former employee Jason Cimino, foreground, along with Kim Grover and Ted Hoey, picketed the
Bistro at Island's End in Anna Maria last week. Cimino maintains he was unjustly fired from the restaurant.
According to owner Sean Murphy, Cimino made a demand for $200 when he was let go and followed through
on his threat to picket for several nights. Islander Photo: Tracey Powers
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Imagine all the little underwater critters scamper-
ing or swimming or scuttling around in twirling, sway-
ing grasses on the bay-bottom!
We've had a goofy grin on our faces for the past
week or so after getting the word that seagrasses in
Sarasota Bay have increased by 20 percent since 1988
- a figure that translates into 1,682 acres, most of
them in our part of the bay.
Sarasota Bay National Estuary Program officials
have taken that acreage and extrapolated out the num-
ber of critters living in the seagrasses. They figure we
have 310 million more shrimp, 100 million more fish
and 68 million more crabs. Yes, millions.
Reason for the demise of seagrass beds is develop-
ment, loss of shoreline to man-made canals, dredging
and lawn fertilizer and pesticide run off among others.
Reason for the additional seagrass beds is improve-
ments in water quality in the bay. For our contribution,
we've got Manatee County to thank for virtually elimi-
nating treated effluent discharges into Sarasota Bay
from the regional wastewater treatment facility near
Good for us, good for the bay, and good for the
critters. Let's go fishing!
Those blue-eyed babes
may come back
Speaking of the bay, we heard that plans are afoot
to aid one of our favorite bottom feeders this summer.
John Stevely with Florida SeaGrant and Mote
Marine Laboratory scientists are planning to raise and
then release upwards of 30,000 bay scallops in local
waters this summer.
Scallops, as any old-timers know, were once a
summer staple of fishers in the region. Even as late as
the early 1970s, buckets and buckets of the tasty mol-
lusks were found in the bay.
But declining water quality and diminished
seagrass beds ended the scallop reign in Anna Maria
Sound and Sarasota Bay, and scallops all but disap-
Perhaps no more, though.
Scientists have found that water quality has im-
proved enough, and now seagrass beds are restored
enough, to perhaps sustain significant scallop popula-
tions in the area.
And that's a good thing, because scallops can be
likened to canaries in underground mines: as long as
they're around, everything is right in the world.
If scallops survive, then the bay is really well on its
way to becoming the restored, preserved place we hope
it will once again be.
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Thanks to all
We wish to thank this wonderful community Anna
Maria Island, Longboat Key and the Manatee-Sarasota
mainland for their outpouring of goodwill and caring.
The Golden Benefit show held Oct. 18 at Marina Bay res-
taurant in Holmes Beach raised more than $6,000 for this
terminally ill man's living expenses.
Area retailers, artists, trades people, vendors and in-
dividuals gave generously when asked by our "Points of
Light." Thank you! Also, the community supported us
with their spirit and dollars at the auction. Thank you!
Extra special thanks to Big Mama and Brian
Beebe, who ran the auction plus performed with Chuck
Douglas, Larry Rich and others. To our "Points of
Light" and Special Angels we cannot express
enough our gratitude to you. Without your footwork,
we would have had nothing to auction and raffle. Many
thanks to you.
We found our own spirits renewed by this heart-
warming experience. Once again, kudos community -
you are extraordinary!
Patty Prudente and Valerie Matice, co-chairs
Golden Benefit Auction & Show, 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 walk-
ers 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,
Louis F. Von Ville, Bradenton
So it shall be
First, Holmes Beach taxpayers were told that the
old city hall, public works building and police head-
quarters were unfit for human habitation and didn't
meet the handicapped regulations. And we were told it
would cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to bring
the buildings into compliance.
Better to abandon than to rehab. So, it would be
better to spend $1.4 million plus interest and erect a
new government center. And it was so.
Now, we are told that it would really cost only a
few thousand dollars to bring the old premises into
compliance so we should make a gift of the property to
the Anna Maria Island Community Center and let them
use it as they please.
I object strongly to this proposal. If the old build-
ings are allowed to remain they will be a monument to
the lies that we were told to get the new city hall ap-
proved. And every taxpayer who drives by will get a
kick in the gut from watching this monument to the
ineptitude of our local government.
And it is so.
William G. Smith, Holmes Beach
Thanks and invitation
In the middle of a very busy and hectic time of my
life I was delivered an inspirational visit.
On the fifth or sixth day of the opening of "the new
place" a patron walked into the new Bistro and insisted
on giving the chef $3.75 because he had been under-
charged on his bill.
Some days life seems difficult and then a neighbor
shows true integrity and concern and the world is a
I would ask that man to find me, so that we may
share a glass.
Sean Murphy, Bistros (Beach and Island's End)
Thanks for help
Mrs. Mannino's third-grade class parade and face
painting booth at the Anna Maria School Fall Festival
was a great success.
I would like to thank the following people for their
help: Donnie Rivera, Gail Cutting, Robyn Skura,
Christy Landerholm, Joyce Jensen, Mike and Jill
Benner, Karen Burns, Brad Liske, Pat Martin and all of
the club volunteers.
I would also like to thank the Anna Maria Island
Art League for'their donation of a table for our booth.
A special thank you goes to Miranda Massey, a talented
fifth-grader at AMS for spending most of the festival
at our booth painting faces.
Lisa Rivera, Anna Maria
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THOSE WERE THE BAYS
Part 5, The Life and Loves of Hernando De Soto
by June Alder
Indians smelting gold brought from the mines by a pack train of llamas.
THE TRIALS OF BALBOA
Pedrarias Divila, named the new
governor of Dari6n in 1514, lived up to
his nickname of "Old Fury" when he
learned that his predecessor Vasco
Ndfiez de Balboa had the gall to dis-
cover the Pacific Ocean. Pedrarias had
intended take care of that matter himself
when he took over the colony.
To get even with Balboa he forth-
with clapped him into prison on a
trumped up charge of treason. This
shocked the settlers and greatly dis-
tressed Pedrarias's wife, Dofia Isabel,
and her esteemed and powerful friend,
Dofia Isabel de Bobadilla y
Pefialosa was a member of one of the
most influential families in Spain. It was
she who obtained the governorship for
her 74-year-old husband from King
Ferdinand. Dofa Isabel reasoned with
her husband and at length he took her
advice and backed down.
So Balboa was set free, but this was
just the beginning of his troubles with
In March 1515 two ships arrived with
letters for Balboa. Pedrarias confiscated
them, and when he read their contents his
hostility toward Balboa boiled up anew.
He refused to give him his the letters.
Bishop Quevedo knew full well what
news the letters contained. King Ferdinand
was so delighted with Balboa for his great
discovery that he decided to bestow upon
him the titles of Adelantado of the South-
ern Sea (as the Indians called the Pacific)
and Captain General of the province of
Panama. The ill and elderly Pedrarias
would retain the regional governorship.
After all, his days were numbered, was the
king's reasoning, no doubt thinking of his
own advancing years.
The bishop understood Pedrarias
better than the King did. He denounced
the old rogue from his pulpit.
"We are free men who have come
here to serve our King," he cried out.
"We will do nothing contrary to the ser-
vice of God or the will of the King. To
intercept letters from him to his subjects
is to deprive both of their freedom. Let
us remember the great service Balboa
rendered to the Crown of Castile in dis-
covering the Southern Sea. No one
could oppose the King's decision to re-
ward one of his best. servants."
Bishop Quevedo repeated his de-
nunciation to the city council, adding:
"Pedrarias, you are committing a crime
and a felony. The King will not forgive
you, and you will also be.responsible to
God for it!"
Again Pedrarias gave in. He sur-
rendered the papers and, in fact, ap-
peared to honor Balboa in his new ca-
pacity. But inside he was seething. He
would settle for nothing less that
Balboa's destruction. He hatched a
plan to accomplish this without any
blame falling upon himself.
He gave Balboa ever more difficult
assignments. To Pedrarias's chagrin
Balboa carried them out successfully,
adding more gold, land and slaves to
the King's domain.
Finally, the frustrated Pedrarias com-
manded Balboa to lead 200 men in an
invasion of a rugged territory defended
by.three times that many warriors. Be-
cause of the denseness of the jungle
where this fierce tribe held sway the as-
sault had to be made by sea along a
rockbound coast. Passages between the
huge rocks were so narrow the soldiers
could go only in single file. One by one
they fell, shot by poisoned arrows. The
men left standing were soon forced back
into the sea where many drowned.
One hundred men perished in the
disastrous foray. Balboa was clubbed
on the head but to Pedrarias's disap-
pointment he recovered.
As punishment for this defeat
Pedrarias had Balboa shut up in a
wooden cage and put on display on the
grounds of the governor's mansion.
By this time Hernando De Soto,
former page in the Pedrarias house-
hold, was nearly 17. He had marched
with Balboa on several expeditions.
Seeing his friend and idol-born in the
same town as he was-treated in such a
demeaning fashion must have been
most painful to him.
There was nothing he could do
about it, of course. Military discipline
required his fidelity to his commander
and protector, Pedrarias.
But there was another reason for
Hernando's heartsickness. He had
fallen in love with one of Pedrarias's
daughters. The young man realized that
if the governor had the slightest notion
of his longings for the lovely Isabel he
would pay for it with his life.
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Beautification board: replace city hall with park
By Pat Copeland
The Holmes Beach Parks and Beautification Advi-
sory Board last week passed a resolution urging the city
to tear down the old city hall and replace it with a park.
"If these, buildings come down, we can make a
beautiful park here," Priscilla Seawald said.
"What I don't understand is that it was agreed that
the building was coming down, then all of a sudden
there's a question about it," Sarah Maloney added. "It
should come down. It would be beautiful to have a park
here with a pavilion or a gazebo for older and younger
people to enjoy."
The resolution was forwarded to the city commis-
City Commissioner Roger Lutz asked board mem-
bers for ideas on how to spend the city's beautification
money. The commission budgeted $65,000 for beauti-
fication for the 1998-99 fiscal year.
Projects suggested by Lutz include:
Purchase three "Welcome to the City of Holmes
Beach" signs and install them at the city's entrances.
Plant palm trees, oleanders and hibiscus bushes
throughout the city. -
Upgrade the city's street lights and street signs
to conform to the ones being installed at the new city
Commission Island artist Woody Candish to
make city bicycle racks similar to the one at Alexis
Plaza in Anna Maria that resembles a palm tree.
"I encourage all of you to drive around the city and
think what we should do with the money," Lutz said.
"Maybe some of the money needs to be used around
here [the city hall area]. I assume we'll put together a
proposal and take it to the city commission."
A good portion of that money is slated for the Gate-
way to the Island Project, Public Works Supervisor Joe
Duennes noted. The focus of the project is to beautify
the entrance to the Island from the Anna Maria Bridge
to East Bay Drive.
Boardmembers are preparing a grant package to
apply for matching funds from the Florida Department
of Transportation to design and plant the area. The city
must decide the extent of the project, which will deter-
mine the overall cost. The city will be reimbursed for
half the cost up to $150,000.
Jim Chanatry, district landscape manager for the
DOT estimated the cost of the project at $30,000. He
recommended that the city hire a landscape architect
to draw the plan to scale and give the grant package
a polished look. Up to one percent of the local gov-
ernment match, or $1,500, can be used for design
Lutz announced that the Homes Beach nursery Ev-
erything Under the Sun will adopt the traffic islands at
Manatee Avenue and East Bay Drive. The islands were
originally adopted by the Bagel Shop but owner Cindy
Thompson found the responsibility was too great, Lutz
The board's Adopt an Island Program encourages
residents and businesses to plant and maintain the city's
traffic islands. Several islands remain available for
adoption. Call city hall at 778-2221 for information.
Holmes Beach learns how Longboat Key does it
By Pat Copeland
After grappling for years with various draft or-
dinances to regulate residential rentals, Holmes
Beach city commissioners recently learned how
Longboat Key solved the problem.
Longboat Key Town Clerk Patrezia Arends
made a presentation and responded to commission-
"Longboat Key has required an occupational li-
cense for residential rentals since 1989," Arends
said. "I saw that in 1986 our revenues were far be-
low.other cities of our population. By 1989 we had
worked out an ordinance to charge $20 per unit.
Now we're up to $30 per unit and we collected
$38,000 last year."
Residential rentals are in a separate category
from commercial rentals but are included in the
code's definition of a business, she said. Each prop-
erty is liable for a separate tax.
Residential use is defined in the ordinance as oc-
cupancy periods of not less than 30 days. It further
states, "Residential use may allow for occupancy
periods of less than 30 days by one family, and only
that same family, and shall not preclude visitation
by guests, provided that such property is not used as
a tourism use for remuneration."
Remuneration is defined as "compensation,
money, rent reward, bonus, prize or other consider-
ation given by a person or someone on that person's
behalf in return for occupancy, possession or use of
"We were running into the situation where a
company would own a unit and they were constantly
rewarding their employees with use of that unit,"
She said the rental periods are the same in all
residential zones, but those owners who had been
renting for less than 30 days prior to 1982 were
grandfathered as legal nonconforming tourism uses.
If the use is abandoned, the grandfathering ends.
"We got a lot of complaints from rental agents, try-
ing to show how it would hurt their businesses, the
owners and business in general by restricting it to 30
days," she noted. "We had an equal number of resi-
dents who supported going forward with the ordinance.
"It's up to the community and what the people
want to define their community as residential or
tourism," she said. "We found that our residents
wanted to maintain the integrity of the residential
Arends said officials have not had any problems
with the ordinance and no cases have come before
the code enforcement board since the ordinance was
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Art work being sou
Artists are being asked to submit works and/or pro-
posals for the Selby Library, itself a product of an Anna
Maria Island artist, architect Gene Aubry.
The library in downtown Sarasota opened last
August but lacks sufficient art in a community that
prides itself as an art and cultural center. The new art
work will be funded by a grant from the William G. and
Marie Selby Foundation.
A jury will commission or purchase a work of art
"which is representational rather than abstract, and will
give preference to a work of art which relates to librar-
ies or families." The budget is $140,000.
Deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. Jan. 14, meet-
ings with three finalists March 11, finalists' presenta-
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tions to the jury June 2, artist's contract issued in Sep-
tember 1999, and the art installed in the spring of 2000.
Artists may submit questions in writing to Sarasota
County Arts in Public Places Program, 1660 Ringling
Blvd., Sarasota 34236, fax 364-4709. An artists' brief-
ing will be Dec. 10 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Sarasota
County administration building, 1660 Ringling Blvd.,
Island cities need to prepare for disasters now or pay later
By Susan K. Kesselring
Fear of losing federal disaster relief money is the
impetus for the City of Anna Maria becoming part of
Florida's local mitigation strategy.
The federal government has designed a plan for com-
munities to become "disaster resistant" and Manatee
County is responsible for getting the message to local mu-
nicipalities. The plan calls for local governments to figure
out problems in residential and commercial areas and to
implement a pre- and post-disaster plan.
Manatee County Public Safety Director Karen
Windon visited commission meetings at each Island
city in July to explain and gather support for the local
mitigation strategy. In addition to limiting destruction
and loss of life, the state-funded program gives partici-
pating cities first shot at money and resources in the
event of a disaster, such as a hurricane.
Each Island city has key personnel that serve on the
technical committee and attend regular training meet-
ings. Anna Maria Public Works Director Phil Charnock
said the next meeting will focus on identifying hazards
and assessing risks on infrastructure, mobile home
parks and public and private structures.
Anna Maria hired H. Gerald Smelt of the Tampa Bay
Regional Council to coordinate its local mitigation strat-
egy plan. This firm also drew up the city's comprehensive
plan, which needs to be revised by the year 2001.
Working with the city's Planning and Zoning
Board, Smelt will revise the existing comprehensive
plan to include the local mitigation strategy.
Charnock said the process, to include the mitiga-
tion and post-disaster plans along with the revision to
the city's comprehensive plan, will be done in stages
and will require 12 special meetings.
The nursery that supplied and installed plants
on the traffic Island north of the Manatee County
Public Beach was misidentified in a past issue.
Ward Reasoner and Sons Landscaping Inc.
gets the credit for the beautiful landscaping. The
plants and labor were supplied by Ward Reasoner
and Holmes Beach resident Ella Briggs.
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For the birds
A bird slide show will take flight at 7:30 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 16, during the regular meeting of the
Anna Maria Island Historical Society at Anna Maria
City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
Americus Woodward, past president of the Mana-
tee County Audubon Society, will present the slide
show. Woodward has identified more than 500 species
of birds in the United States and Canada.
For more information, call 778-0492.
Dinner and a speaker
Island Garden Club has moved up its regularly
scheduled dinner meeting to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov.
12, because of the Thanksgiving Day holiday.
Speaker Carroll Geraldson of Geraldson Nursery
will speak on the subject of "Mound Gardening." All
Island gardeners are invited to attend.
The meeting will be at the Church of the Annun-
ciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. For reserva-
tions or information call Art Koelsch at 778-4432.
Longboat Chamber plans
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce has
scheduled a free public web page design seminar at
5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, at the Chamber's office,
6854 Gulf of Mexico Drive.
Steve Doster of InterService will discuss designing
an effective web page, marketing the site and doing
business on the web.
On Wednesday, Nov. 18, the Chamber will have its
monthly networking "nooner" from noon to 1 p.m. at
the Buccaneer Inn, 595 Dream Island Road. Informa-
tion is available at 383-9519.
Chamber card swap,
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
November business card exchange and reception will
be at Smith Realtors, 5910 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach, from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18. Informa-
tion is available at 778-1541.
Model for $2.5 million
An architectural model for a $2.5 million expan-
sion program will be unveiled at a gala reception
Thursday, Nov. 12, at the Longboat Key Center for the
The champagne and buffet affair will be from 6 to
'8 p.m. at the center, 6860 Longboat Drive S., at the
north end of the key. Phyllis Wright, principal harpist
for the Florida West Coast Symphony, will perform
throughout the evening, said Susan Weseley, center
The center is well into its fund drive for a "multi-
year plan to transform itself from an institution focused
for nearly half a century on instruction and exhibition
in the visual arts, to a true center of cultural and com-
munity activity," Weseley said. Architects are Charles
Rose and Maryann Thompson.
The first major arts exhibition of the season will be
a feature of the gala, as well as open studios for paint-
ing, sculpture, pottery, ceramics and jewelry.
George Dennis Duffy
George Dennis Duffy, 59, of Bradenton, retired
law enforcement officer, died Oct. 27 in Broward Gen-
eral Hospital, Ft. Lauderdale.
Born in Pittsburgh, Mr. Duffy was an Air Force
veteran, served with the police department in
Wilmington, Del., and retired from the federal correc-
tional system in Florida.
Surviving are his wife Gloria, sons Richard, Keith
and Randy and mother Bea Huber in Ft. Lauderdale;
sisters Becky Raburn of Holmes Beach, Phylliss
Lawrence of St. Petersburg and Dorothy Hutchinson of
Ft. Lauderdale; brother Dennis C. Duffy of Pittsburgh;
and three grandchildren.
Reginald "Reg" Proulx, 74, of Anna Maria City
and Carleton Place, Canada, died Nov. 2 at Blake
St. Bernard Poinsettia
Bazaar this weekend
The St. Bernard Guild's Poinsettia Bazaar is
scheduled this weekend at the Welsmiller Activ-
ity Center of St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248
Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
Hours will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and 9
a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14 and 15.
The kitchen will serve foods from 9 a.m. to 1
p.m., ranging from chicken soup.and sandwiches
to chicken Tetrazzini. The bakery will offer cook-
ies, pies, cakes, breads, jams, jellies and candy.
Hand-crafted items will be sold from booths,
and a white elephant booth will sell old and new
treasures. Inquiries may be directed to 778-7865.
Learn which flowers
The Anna Maria Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m.
Nov. 18 at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512
Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
Dave McKeever will talk on the topic, "Edible
Flowers and Growing Vegetables in your Landscape."
Refreshments will be served. Guests and new
members are welcome. For information, call 778-0256..
Holiday donations for
Chiles Group employees are looking for donations
to children for Christmas, to be given now and deliv-
ered by Santa Claus at the annual party Dec. 15.
Announcing the fifth annual Christmas for Kids party,
Ed Chiles said 72 children and 47 families are expected
at this year's party. Sixty underprivileged youngsters at-
tended last year's event, and Chiles said "I'll never forget
the expressions of joy and love on their faces."
He said Sandbar, Beachhouse and Mar Vista em-
ployees are selecting a day each for "Tips for Tots,"
donating all of their earnings from the day to raise
enough money to guarantee each child a gift.
"We are asking for donations that would best ben-
efit the children, be it toys, clothing, food for their
families or food for the party," Chiles said. "If a finan-
cial donation is more convenient, we will happily do
the legwork to purchase the items needed."
The party will be at the Sandbar, 100 Spring Ave.,
Anna Maria City, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 15, and
is open to the public. Cathy Arnold has full informa-
tion at 778-1696.
'Red Hot' auditions Sunday
at Island Players
Auditions for "Last of the Red Hot Lovers" will be
Sunday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m. at the Island Players
Theatre, Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue, Anna Maria
City. The cast includes one man in his late 40s and
three women from 20s to 40s. The play will run Jan.
15-31. Information is available at 778-4412.
Minnesota Club meets
Tuesday in Cortez
The Minnesota Club will open its 1998-99 season
with a meeting at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, at the
Seafood Shack at the Cortez end of the Cortez Bridge.
Russell Green has further information at 778-1971.
A small private service was held at Roser Me-
morial Community Church, with a full military me-
morial service planned in Canada next spring. Burial
will be in Canada.
Memorials may be in the form of contributions in his
name to the Anna Maria Community Center Endowment
Trust, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, FL 34216.
Born in Montreal, Mr. Proulx was a World War
II veteran and served for 25 years with the Royal Ca-
nadian Air Force. On retirement he went into heli-
copter repair for private companies. He and his wife
Freda spent six months a year in Anna Maria City
and six months in Carleton Place, Ont.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters,
Trudy Moon of Holmes Beach and Gail Rogers of
Fairfax, Va.; two sons, Wayne of Toronto, Ont., and
Steve of Lanark, Ont.; 14 grandchildren; and two great-
Robin Rhodes as Nell, left, John Durkinas as Harlowe, Sally Ostrander as Officer Potts and Alice Doeden as
Mrs. Chandler appear in 'Gazebo,' a redo presented originally in the 1960s by the Island Players in cel-
ebration of 50 years of performances this year. The play opens Nov. 13. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood
Players do 'Gazebo' 33 years later
The Island Players will present the comic mystery
"The Gazebo" by Alec Coppel starting Friday, Nov.
13, for the second time the first being during the
theater's 1965-66 season.
This year's schedule of performances marks 50
years for Island Players and the season includes a play
first performed from each decade since its opening in
"Gazebo" will run through Nov. 22, with curtain
times at 8 p.m. except for two Sunday matinees at 2
p.m. at the Island Players Theatre, Gulf Drive at Pine
Avenue in Anna Maria City. No performances are
The plot is set when Nell Nash buys a gazebo, sup-
posedly owned by a prince and involved in a tryst, as
a present for husband, mystery writer Elliott Nash.
Blackmail and mystery ensue.
Director is Phyllis Elfenbein, who said of the
play, "Making murder humorous is definitely not
politically correct, but we won't tell anyone if we get
lots of chuckles."
The cast includes Robin Rhodes, Mark
Schelstrate, John Durkin,. Marge McKeever, Alice
Doeden, Hugh Bailey, Sam McDowell, Gabe
Simches, Tom Kocherry, Richard Garcia and Sally
John Flannery designed the set, Ann Fasulo is
stage manager and Don Bailey is costume designer.
Tickets are $12 each. The box office is open from
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and an hour before each perfor-
mance. Further information may be obtained at 778-
Island artist Frank
Drogan will be dis-
playing his paintings
on driftwood at the
S .. annual Heritage Days
S .- : festival Nov. 14-15.
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The Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island will spon-
sor its ninth annual Heritage Days Arts and Crafts Fes-
tival Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 14 and 15, at the park
at the Holmes Beach City Hall, 5901 Marina Drive.
Zo6 Von Averkamp, director of the festival, said
more than 100 local and regional artists are expected
The gift that keeps on
Beginning Nov. 16 through Dec. 27, Shells restau-
rants will donate 10 percent of its gift certificate sales
to the Manatee County Schools Foundation for schol-
arship programs and matching fund grants at the el-
ementary school level.
The restaurant donated more than $28,000 to
Florida schools in 1997 and would like to see that num-
ber double this year.
All Florida Shells restaurants are participating. The
Island location is 3200 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach.
set by artists
Other major features will be community booths,
children's art exhibit from the Anna Maria Island El-
ementary School, raffle of prizes donated by local
merchants, live music and ample food.
Admission is free and Averkamp said there is plenty
of free parking. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
Further information is available at 778-6694.
Fall festival on Key
Longboat Island Chapel is having a Fall
Festival from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov.
21, at 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive. Longboat
Breakfast will be served all morning.
There will be clothing, housewares, gift items
and much more for sale.
Proceeds will benefit the Disaster Relief
Fund and other local charities.
For more information, call 383-6491.
Fun Fashions Unique Gifts
Year Round Christmas Shoppe
Anna Maria Shopping Centre
(Between Ace Hardware & Walgreens)
3324 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach 778-4665
Open: Mon-Wed 9-7PM Thurs & Sat 9-8PM Sun 10-4PM
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Islander publishes second mystery
By Jim Hanson
Frances Jordan Beard has done it again written
another quick-moving mystery novel based on Anna
Maria Island and some Anna Maria characters.
She is glad that many who have read "Kith and .
Kin" say it is better than her first novel, "Nothing to ..
Lose," but she feels the first one was plenty OK too. i .
The protagonists are the same couple who solved ".
matters in her first book, Sam and Mary Sue Gilbert.
The heroine is an Anna Maria real estate agent, as
Beard herself has been, and her husband a semi-retired
architect. In real life, Beard's husband Joseph is a re-
tired utilities executive.
She uses two main settings, Anna Maria and Ten-
nessee. From a satisfying life on the Island, her hero
returns to his boyhood Tennessee to become embroiled
in a property problem, family difficulties and, neces-
sarily for a murder mystery, murder.
Beard describes the novel as an intergenerational
story "What happens today happens because of what \
happened in the past."
She explains the title as an old expression denot-
ing "friends and relatives." .
The Beards have been here since 1982, moving. "" .f
into the house in Anna Maria City which they bought
in 1976 and kept for the retirement they had planned for Author Frances Jordan Beard shows off her latest
years. self-published novel, "Kith and Kin." She will offer
Self-published by F.J. Co., "Kith and Kin" is on for sale and sign copies of the new release at the
sale for $13.95 at the Brown Pelican Gift Shop, 9908 Anna Maria Historical Society booth at the Heritage
Gulf Drive. The book is so newly off the press that Days festival, Nov. 13 and 14, in Holmes Beach.
other outlets are still in the process of being arranged. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood
Roser yard sale Saturday
The Roser Memorial Community Church
Mission Committee will have a yard sale from 8
a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, in the church
parking lot, 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City.
Sgt. Figel re-ups in AF
Air National Guard T/Sgt. Dennis G. Figel has re-
enlisted in the Air Force to add another three years to
the 27 he already has under his belt. He is an engine
manager assigned to the 108th Logistics Support Flight
-at McGuire Air Force Base, Trenton, N.J. He is the son
of George and Naomi Figel of Bradenton Beach.
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I OFF ISLAND
The Sarasota Shell Club will meet at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 12, at Mote Marine Laboratory on City
Island, south of the bridge from Longboat Key over
New Pass. It is open to novice and expert "concholo-
gists." Information may be obtained at 739-0908.
More than 2,000 roses from around the state will
be displayed at the Bradenton-Sarasota Rose Society
show and sale at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, 811
S. Palm Ave., Sarasota, from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14 and 15. Further in-
formation is available at 922-6006 or 349-8239.
Koko Taylor and the Blues Machine will appear
at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, at the Players Theater, 838
N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. In her 30-year career she
has received most every award in the world of blues
music, including 14 W.C. Handy Awards. Reserved
seats are $14 at the box office or by calling 365-2494.
"Jazz on the Waterfront" will be celebrated every
Thursday from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Art League of Mana-
tee County, 209 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. The free
public event is sponsored by the league and the
Goodtime Jazz Club.
Free organic facials will be given by Estreya
Engelhardt and Gloria De Voss with natural hair and
skin care products at Here's to Your Health, 5340
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, from 11 a.m. to 1:30
p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12. Reservations may be made
St. Joseph Catholic School has rescheduled its fall
fashion show, "A Few of Our Favorite Things," for
11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at the St. Joseph Parish
Center, 3100 26th St. W., Bradenton. Hurricane
Georges forced postponement. The show will feature
fashions from Jennifer's and Beall's. Tickets are $18.
Information is available at 755-6420.
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Its 1998 holiday card featuring a landscape titled "Coquina Beach" by Roy Nichols is now on sale, the Art
League of Manatee County has announced. Price is $7 for 10 cards, with proceeds going into the league's
programs. The league also announced the season's "Children's Programsfor Public School 'In Service'
Days. They will be Oct. 16 and Dec. 21-22, bothfrom 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the South Florida Museum
Complex, 211 10th St. W., and the league's facilities at 209 9th St. W., Bradenton. Information on prices may
be obtained at 746-2862.
Volunteers needed at AARP for tax time
AARP is seeking volunteers to help prepare AARP Tax-Aide and 55-Alive Driving class
income taxes for middle- and low-income persons, volunteers will be at the Old Main Street Farmer's
Training classes are free in exchange for volunteer- Market in Bradenton every Saturday from 7 a.m.
ing four hours, one day per week, from Feb. 1 to until noon.
April 15. Multi-lingual individuals are encouraged For more information and directions, call
to volunteer. Ruth Valine at 727-7553.
Sue Kelly, formerly of Island Florist and Exotica
Florist, announces the
opening of her new shop.
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OPEN WEEKDAYS 10JO W' 4
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Bia Holmes Beach residents, Virginia Lambert, Vera Jenifer Vogel, Linda Mastrogiacomo and Barbara
Bennett, and Rosemary Althoff, pictured from left to Georgette are getting ready to embark on a
right, took us with them to Epworth, England, where sightseeing cruise in New York City harbor. What
they visited the childhood home of the Rev. John better way to explore the sights than on the water
. Wesley, founder of Methodism. In the background is aboard the Yankee Clipper. Thanks for bringing
S' St. Andrew's Church and the tomb of Wesley's the rest of us Islanders aboard.
S' father, the Rev. Samuel Wesley. Their trip to En-
gland was with a concert tour of the Chancel Choir,
Trinity United Methodist Church.
Grandparents Web and Gail Cutting with grandchil-
dren Felicia and Lorenzo Rivera visited the Franklin
Gem and Mineral Museum in Franklin, N. C. The
Cuttings and Riveras have been Island residents for
more than 10 years. Lisa Cutting Rivera took the photo. I UI
Christine Trofelet-Jones is wearing a kelly green ball
cap with Anna Maria embossed on it, the color being
appropriate for the family's trip to Ireland. Jones is a
chief petty officer in the U.S. Navy and is stationed in
England. The picture was snapped near Killarney
Mom and Dad, David and Elizabeth Gunn, Orlando
residents, are visiting their daughter.
On the road again
Ready to get under way again after their bus broke down and Cowboy's Coaches came to the rescue, Island
Baptist Church members took hometown reading along on their trip to the Billy Graham Crusade in Tampa.
The driver said, "They were a great group and it was a great crusade." Islander Photo: Courtesy Cowboy
Island residents Roger and Carol Schmidt made a Debbie and Sarah Dial visited Debbie's sister Dr.
special trip to higher ground in Boulder Colo., this Pamela Horrigan in San Francisco this summer.
past August to see their son Keary graduate from the They are pictured here perusing the Island's "best
University of Colorado. The photo was taken by news" before embarking on the cable car.
George Mendez of Bradenton Beach brought the It's a windy day in St. Andrews, Scotland. David and
Islander along to Alcatraz Island and the notorious Nancy Ambrose of Holmes Beach hold on to The
Alcatraz prison in San Francisco, Calif, to catch up Islander to keep itfrom blowing away as the natives
on Island news while visiting the City by the Bay. hold on to their kilts.
WELCOME BACK FROM THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER!
Lois and Thomas McGann of Holmes Beach intro-
duce Anna Maria Island and Portugal during a trip
there. The monument shown is at the westernmost tip
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 NOVEMBER 11, 1998 0 PAGE 15 Ib
Anna Maria Elementary School students of the week are Karl Schoonover, Christopher Perez, Sage Geeraerts,
Nash Thompson, Hannah Moses, Jessica O'Brien, Cole Billings, Ben Murphy, Chris Romeo, Libby Kline, Kahla
Zemis, Kelsey Taylor, Morgan Billings, Christopher Klotz, Amber Allen, Greg Lowman and Daniel Shafer.
New school-related broadcast
Events and discussions relating to Anna Maria El-
ementary School may soon be included in a new tele-
The School Board of Manatee County is introduc-
ing a television pilot program called "Manatee Maga-
zine" which will feature "good things" in the school
district as well as identify current needs and present
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Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice
Lunch: Hot Dog or Hamburger on Bun, French
Fries, Coleslaw, Fruit
Breakfast: Applesticks, Juice
Lunch: Sloppy Joe or Meatball Sub, Carrot w/
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Breakfast: Eggs, Toast, Juice
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La, la, L.A.
On impulse, I booked a flight and took off the next
day for Los Angeles, more specifically, Hollywood.
My plan: escape.
As in, avoidance of another birthday and the last pos-
sible chance for time out before a multitude of holiday
deadlines and season's onset.
I finally took former Islander David Reid up on his
many invitations for a "speed buggy" tour of his adopted
home L.A. including Hollywood, West Hollywood,
Venice Beach, Santa Monica Pier and everything in be-
You may recognize his name as a frequent correspon-
dent to the paper. Or from a years ago 1970s challenge
against then-Mayor Dick Connick in an election bid that
was close by some 30 votes.
It just so happens Connick returned this past week to
the Island and is featured in the cover photo of this issue.
Reid said that if the election had gone his way, his long-
term goal then was to be a candidate in this year's gover-
nor race in Florida.
Instead, he blazed his trail in California on television.
First with Cheers, for all its years on TV, and now as as-
sociate producer for "Conrad Bloom" and as a production
assistant with Lifetime's "Maggie."
My tour began with a walk downhill to Hollywood
Boulevard and the Walk of Fame, just a short distance
from Reid's cottage.
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Star impressions at Mann's Chinese Theater. Islander Photos: Bonner Presswood
I stumbled first on Elvis Presley's star and continued
walking, looking around to be sure I didn't miss the sights.
Myriad tourist shops beckoned, but I kept trekking.
Next look down at the sidewalk, I discovered Keely
Smith's star. A large coincidence for me, since my parents
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She thrived as a singer in the big band era with scads
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My next look down brought me to Marilyn Monroe's
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Wit and wisdom by native
Floridian Gib Bergquist
Don't write in the rain
The Cracker and his three brothers are all veterans
of one war or another, and our dad was a veteran of
World War I. Since Veterans Day is just around the
corner, he would like to share with you a short but poi-
gnant letter written by a lonely sailor to our mother.
At the time the letter was written, Seaman Second
Class Francis Layton Bergquist, U.S. Navy, was a Seabee
assigned to the 27th Special N.C. Battalion, Company A,
Platoon 5, stationed on Tinian during mopping-up opera-
tions in the Pacific during World War II.
13 June 1944
We had a nice rain this morning the only real
rain since we've been here. We were on a hike at the
time it started and it was one time when I was glad to
get caught in the rain. I was quite warm and the rain did
a good cooling job.
I'm at the outdoor theater waiting for the show to
start. It is sprinkling as you can no doubt tell by the
splotches. Steve, one of the guys that came over with
me, tells me that I shouldn't write while it's sprinkling
because you may think I'm crying and it's my tears that
are making the splotches. I don't know where he got
the idea. I laughed and told him that you knew me
much better that.
Steve is one of the few mates that are with me that
I went through boot with. He is a Pole and really a swell
guy. His last name is when pronounced sounds like
"Bottle-of-Whiskey" and that's what we call him -
even the Platoon Chief when he is calling muster.
The movie tonight is "The Song of Russia" with
Robert Taylor and Susan Peters. A good movie I
know because I've seen it once. There's really nothing
else to do, though.
Helen writes that she has been sick but is better
Nothing much has happened lately.
As a postscript, Brother Layton later received a
"Dear John" letter from Helen, went to medical school,
became a prominent Polk County physician, a super-
lative golfer and cast netter, and the best brother any-
one could ask for. He is now deceased but his widow
Alice, still enjoys the good life here on Anna Maria
Editor's Note: This story is reprinted from Gib's book
"Cracker's Crumbs," and is available, signed by the
author, at The Islander Bystander office. The cost is
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STIR, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 16
I crossed the road to turn back and took a chance peek
in a used book store for my passion, John D. MacDonald
first edition, hardcover books. As luck would have it, I
rounded a comer among 10-foot-high shelves in search of
the mystery section, face to face with the "crime" section,
and head on, "No Deadly Drug."
It's a compelling "anatomy of a celebrity murder
trial," that took place in Sarasota. I still remember the
excitement of former Island newspaper publisher Don
Moore and then-photographer (now news editor for this
newspaper) Paul Roat, over the prospects of an interview
and photo session with the subject of the book at Avon
Park Correctional Institute, the convicted Carl Coppolino.
A special author's acknowledgment on the title page
recognizes John Pete Schmidt, who MacDonald credits
with suggesting the book. "He worked with me every step
of the way. It would not have been possible without him."
Pete being a friend and all, a former Sarasota Journal
and Herald-Tribune reporter, it goes without saying I was
thrilled. He's pictured on the back cover of the dustjacket
I snatched that book off the shelf so fast, my hand was
invisible. No matter the price, I thought, as I struggled to
contain my real excitement over the $25 price penciled
My trip to Hollywood was complete, I thought.
But there was more. Much more.
Next stop Mann's Chinese Theater, formerly
Grauman's, and photos of the stars hand and footprints,
including Roy Rogers and Trigger.
Then back up the hill to Reid's place and the begin-
ning of our three-day tour, a hike through Paramount Stu-
dios that included lunch.
They were filming the next Star Trek movie at sev-
eral studios and several costumed characters wandered in
and out of the little in/out cafe/deli/grocer where we ate.
Through a little window we watched the cook make
a mammoth burrito. We opted for healthy ready-made
sandwiches which turned out to be most excellent. We
dined al fresco, and watched everyone coming and going
at an intersection of paths under the water tower within
The larger than Anna Maria Island Paramount prop-
erty includes warehouse-size studios, New York streets,
offices, a lumber yard, a 40-million-gallon pool that was
used to film the parting of the Red Sea in the Ten Com-
mandments and a theater to house premieres and more.
We strolled by Lucy's offices, which later became
Cheer's offices. We visited sets of shows yet to be seen on
television and Reid's current project, the trailer office and
studio/stage for Maggie.
We searched for Ted Danson to no avail.
More next week, including Halloween on Santa
Monica Boulevard, Muscle Beach and souvenirs.
Marilyn Manroe's star on the Hollywood Walk of
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Beyond the beach on Anna Maria
By Paul Roat
Grown tired of the beach, but don't want to leave
There are a host of activities visitors and residents
alike may avail themselves of on Anna Maria Island.
Although fishing or dining are highly recom-
mended on any of the Island's three fishing piers, a
stroll and chat with the anglers is also a pleasurable
experience. The Anna Maria City Pier juts out into
Tampa Bay and provides a great panorama of the
Sunshine Skyway Bridge to the northeast. Pelicans
wheel and dive for fish, perch on the roof and elec-
tric wires leading to the pier restaurant and offer
Great photo opportunities, by the way.
Chances are good you'll see some dolphin frol-
icking in the water near the Rod & Reel Pier, also in
Anna Maria. This spot is near and dear to Island pier
fishers who remember the late great Frank
Cavendish, he of the near-perennial bare feet and
Anna Maria Island,
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The Bradenton Beach Fishing Pier offers great
backwater fishing. Recent renovations include new
decking, railings and lights.
While you're in Bradenton Beach, be sure to
head south on Gulf Drive, park the car and stroll
through the Coquina BayWalk at Leffis Key, across
from Coquina Beach. The BayWalk offers a terrific
view of Anna Maria Sound and the village of Cortez
from atop its 40-foot sand dune. There are also in-
terpretive trails and what some have called a "ro-
mantic" vista point at the park's northeast corner.
Another public park with a natural twist is the
Anna Maria Historical Park in the City of Anna
Maria. The park, part of the Florida Yards & Neigh-
borhoods program, is a good example of how low-
maintenance, drought-tolerant landscaping can be
created to provide a beautiful garden or yard.
Readers may want to visit one or both of the
Island's libraries for a quiet experience. Tingley Me-
morial. Library (111 Second St. N., Bradenton
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on the Island, plus changing art displays, presenta-
tions, features, lectures and other offerings. Check
the current Islander Bystander for what's happening
at the Island Library.
Both libraries, by the way, offer readers a chance
to catch up on past happenings on the Island by
browsing through bound copies of all editions of The
Speaking of times past on Anna Maria Island,
historians and anyone else interested in the past
should plan to stop at the Anna Maria Island Histori-
cal Society (402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria) to see what
times were like in days when the Island was sparsely
Photographs, books and helpful volunteers will
offer leads to events and characters of the Island's
founding. Be sure to take advantage of the "photo
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Island police reports
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Nov. 4, found property, 100 block of Pine Avenue.
The complainant reported he was mowing a lawn and
found a .38-caliber semi-automatic pistol in the grass.
Nov. 1, petty theft of a bicycle, Sandpiper Mobile
Oct. 29, lost property a wallet, between 5400
block of Marina Drive and 100 block of 51st Street.
Oct. 31, found property a syringe, 2900 block
of Avenue E.
Oct. 31, found property -a vehicle tag, King
Fish Boat Ramp.
Nov. 1, burglary to an automobile, 4100 block of
Gulf Drive. The victim reported an unknown person
rifled through the vehicle, but nothing was missing.
Nov. 1, suspicious, 8100 block of Gulf Drive. The
complainant reported juveniles were throwing eggs at
Nov. 1, harassment, 2700 block of Gulf Drive.
The victim reported the suspect was harassing her at
her place of employment. The officer said while he was
taking the complaint, the suspect called 27 times. On
the 28th call, the officer answered the phone, identified
himself and advised the suspect to stop calling.
The officer said the suspect swore at him and hung up.
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the suspect that he was preparing arrest paperwork. The
suspect was taken into custody by sheriffs deputies.
Nov. 1, noise, 5325 Marina Drive, Marina Bay
Yacht Basin. The complainant reported loud music and
the officer found that it was coming from a moored
charter fishing boat. He requested that the music be
Nov. 2, suspicious, 6200 block of Marina Drive.
The complainant reported the subject had not paid rent
and when he checked the apartment, he found the sub-
ject was gone. He said the power was turned off and
there was a notice of non-payment of utilities, but the
subject's property was in the apartment. The officer ran
a check and found the subject's driver's license was
suspended and he had a warrant from Sarasota.
Nov. 2, found property a bicycle, 66th Street
and Marina Drive.
Nov. 3, battery, 100 block of 29th Street. The
victim reported the suspect returned home angry and
smashed the phone, punched her, struck a wall and
broke the window in the front door. The victim filed an
affidavit and the officer filed a capias request.
Nov. 3, warrant, 2900 block of Avenue E. The
officer responded to a report of a disturbance and lo-
cated the suspect. A computer check showed the sus-
pect had three warrants and he was placed in custody.
Nov. 3, burglary, 6900 Gulf Drive, Bali Hai re-
sort. The victim reported an unknown person entered
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to collect and preserve memories of fellow vets.
Helping in the effort on Anna Maria Island is
Gib Bergquist, World War II veteran, retired FBI
agent, native-born Florida "cracker" and longtime
Island resident. He may be reached at 778-1547 for
On the mainland, Bill Woodson originated the
memory collection and enlisted the help of the
Manatee County Historical Records Library and
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"The goal is to preserve the personal recollec-
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Nov. 5, suspicious, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn.
The complainant reported the subject was trying to start
a fight with other patrons in the bar. When the com-
plainant called police, the subject fled.
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that was ...
By Kevin P. Cassidy
and ... tennis?
As usual, there's a lot of soccer action to report
with the Anna Maria Island Community Center's soc-
cer league winding down to battles between two teams
for'the title in each upper division. Then throw in (no
pun intended) some Island Football Club matches and
you have your basic fall sports page on the Island.
This week, we actually have some tennis news -
and we want to again stress the importance of a full-
sized soccer field for the Island at the Holmes Beach
city hall field.
First the soccer field ...
The Center has approximately 265 children partici-
pating in its recreational soccer program. They play all
games on an undersized field and scheduling is diffi-
cult because of the large number of teams.
The Island Football Club has a total of 65 players,
playing home and away games with teams from as far
away as Cape Coral. The problem is, they don't have
a true home field.
Three of the four IFC teams are forced to jump
around to different fields sometimes G.T. Bray in
Bradenton, sometimes Buffalo Creek in Ell
sometimes Able Elementary School, which i;
of the Sarasota County line.
The IFC league is concerned that Holn
Public Works Director Joe Duennes' recent
turn the baseball field around will adverse
whether or not a regulation soccer field
Holmes Beach. City officials were meetir
press time Tuesday, Nov. 10, to discuss Due
In my opinion, turning the baseball fie
would have a negative impact for both ba
Batters in baseball would be staring st
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Island Football Club's
Matt Merrill did the
dosey-do with a St. Pete
n A Hawks player to win the
ball and eventually the
game with a final score of
1-0. Islander Photo:
enton, and the sun with the configuration proposed by Duennes.
s just north And no one wants their kid staring into the sun while
awaiting a 70-mph pitch. Also, under Duennes' pro-
nes Beach posal, the soccer field would be denied combining a
request to large part of the outfield, much the same way that the
sely affect Center's soccer field does, with the result being an
is built in undersized soccer field.
ig prior to I also feel that having the baseball field and soccer
;nnes' pro- field together is the most cost effective and efficient use
of the land and that these fields are truly needed for the
eld around Island.
seball and We ask all interested parties, parents of soccer and
PLEASE SEE SPORTS, NEXT PAGE
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baseball players and sports enthusiasts on the Island to
please call your Holmes Beach officials to let them
know that a full-sized soccer field in addition to a base-
ball field is important to you.
Down to the wire they go
Air & Energy strengthened its chances of winning
the Division II league title with a 7-2 win over
Longboat Observer on Monday night. Dominic Ter-
mini and Connor Bystrom scored two goals each to
lead the victors, while Michael Cramer, Kyle
Schoonover and Michael Mijares each added a goal.
Anthony Maser and Jake Miles played strong
games for Longboat Observer, each scoring a goal.
S Handy Trac Systems and LaPensee Plumbing
battled to a 2-2 tie in a tense, physical game in Tues-
day night's, Nov. 3, Division I soccer game that could
have title implications.
Kyle Dale and B.J. Keim scored the goals for
Handy Trac while Ryan Quigley and Mark Sankey
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Thursday night's Division I game,Nov. 5, between
Island Animal Clinic and Ben Webb Landscaping was
reminiscent of the shoot-out at the "O.K. Corral," as the
teams combined for 13 goals.
Island Animal Clinic ended up on the winning side
of a 7-6 score in a game that saw Ben Webb Landscap-
ing take an early 1-0 lead before twice rallying from
two-goal deficits to tie the score.
Tyler Krauss led the way for Island Animal Clinic
with four goals, while Daniel Van Andel scored twice
including the game-winner and John Maser contributed
one goal towards the victory.
Kyle Schweitzer and Ryan Mijares led Ben
Webb with three goals apiece and Courtney Taylor
had four assists.
Thursday"s Division II game matched Bealls try-
ing to play the role of the spoiler against H.E. Inc., who
still hold title hopes. The game was a back and forth
affair as each team gave up "own goals" goals
scored for the other team.
Tyler Fitzgerald scored the game winner for H.E.
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Braxton and Sean Price scored the goals for Bealls.
Friday night featured a Division I game between
Island Pest Control and Handy Trac, with Handy Trac
coming out on top by a 5-1 score. Bobby Cooper and
Kyle Dale led the way with two goals apiece, while B.J.
Keim added one goal.
IFC posts second straight
The Island Football Club adult soccer team
posted its second consecutive win by shutout with a
1-0 win over the St. Pete Hawks on Sunday, Nov. 8,
at G.T. Bray Park in Bradenton. The win improves
the Islander Bystander/O'Hara's sponsored team's
record to 4-2-2 heading into next week's rematch
with Deportivo Lima, who tied the Islanders in the
first match up this season.
The locals didn't nail down the win over the
Hawks until the 80th minute, when Jeff Nelson found
Nick LeDuc in the penalty box with a pass. LeDuc
settled the ball before finishing into the upper right
corner of the goal.
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The game shouldn't have been that close, as St.
Pete came into the game winless. As is all too often the
case, the Islanders played down to the level of their
opposition and were unable to finish on the many scor-
ing chances they had.
Man-of-the-match was mid-fielder Andy Smith,
who played a great all-around game and just missed
scoring on several well-struck shots from the top of
IFC's Palma Sola Animal Clinic/Islander By-
stander soccer team traveled to Sarasota to take on
NationsBank at Lakeview Elementary and came away
with a tie, despite totally dominating the second half.
The Islanders were lucky to only trail by one goal,
as NationsBank outplayed them for the first 15 minutes
of the game. They could easily have been trailing 3-0
without the play of Trey Andricks in goal and man-of-
the-match Daniel Miller.
Several times in the game it looked like the right
wing of Sarasota had Miller beaten, but each time he
made the defensive stop, then dribbled the ball out
Andricks had to step up five minutes into the game
when a Sarasota striker came up with the ball at the
right edge of the box and ripped a shot to the near post,
but the IFC goalie got a hand on it to deny him the goal.
Two minutes later, the same player took the ball
straight up the middle and beat Andricks to the far post
with a great finishing shot to give Sarasota a 1-0 lead.
Sarasota came right back, with the same striker
getting loose on a breakaway run, but Andricks came
off his line to make the save, keeping the score 1-0,
which is how the half ended.
The second half was all Palma Sola Animal Clinic,
as they spent the majority of the time on the offensive,
but were unable to find the back of the net.
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Handy Trac Systems 4-3-6 18
Island Real Estate 3-4-5 14
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Mr. Bones 9-2-1 28
H.E. Inc. 8-2-2 26
Bealls 7-5-0 21
Jessie's Island Store 3-7-2 11
B&M Cooling 2-7-3 9
West Coast Refrigeration 2-9-2 8
Longboat Observer 2-9-1 7
They finally broke through on one of Sarasota's
best offensive pushes in the second half. Number 14,
the same player who gave the defense fits in the first
half, got past the midfield and was streaking in on the
IFC goal when Jordan Pritchard stepped in front of him
to steal the ball.
Pritchard then dribbled the ball straight up the
middle, cut outside and outran everyone down the
right wing until he got tripped up just outside the
Taylor Manning took the direct kick and would
have scored, but one of the Sarasota defenders caught
the ball on the end line, resulting in a yellow card for
him and a penalty kick for the Islanders.
Skyler Purcell took the free kick and pounded it
into the upper left corner of the goal to tie the score at
1-1, which is how it ended.
The Islanders tried in vain to notch another goal,
but time ran out on them. The tie leaves their record at
2-2-2 heading into next weeks game against
Beach Bistros/Islander Bystander sponsored team
played two games over the Nov. 7-8 weekend and
ended up with a win and a loss. Saturday they played
out at Braden River and wound up on the losing end of
a 3-1 score. Tyler Fitzgerald scored the only goal of the
game for the locals.
On Sunday, Nov. 8, the Beach Bistros had a home
game at the Center against North River and came out
on top by a 5-2 score, as they got two goals from Joel
Mitchell and one each from Nick Sato, Spencer Carper
and Donnie Anderson, who ripped one in from 25
Beach Bistros jumped out to a 2-0 lead on a pen-
alty kick goal by Mitchell and a score by Sato before
North River stormed back to tie the score.
The second half was all IFC, as they kept the ball
on the offensive end and just missed several good scor-
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Puzzles to ponder while thinking ecologically
Here's a chicken-egg ecological question to pon-
Should we, as stewards of the environment, inter-
vene in an attempt to repair damage we have caused to
the wilderness, or should we wait and allow nature to
restore our human foibles?
An example will probably best illustrate the ques-
Around the turn of the century, an ornamental plant
called Brazilian pepper was introduced to this part of
Florida. The plant has pretty green leaves and bright
red berries. It looked nice in people's yards. It was
hardy, too, and grew quickly with little water or fertil-
The problem came when birds ate the berries and,
er I guess "fertilized" is the best way to describe
what happened to the red seeds. They spread seeds far
and wide. Pretty soon, Brazilian pepper trees were scat-
tered throughout the state.
The pepper trees grew quickly, spreading like a
green fire through the native landscape. Nature abhors
a mono-culture, and a single-plant environment was
just what was created in Brazilian pepper forests. Natu-
ral plants were crowded out by the invasive peppers,
many birds and other critters moved on without the
usual food sources and peppers stood alone in a vast
tangle, all alone in the wilderness.
Now comes the question: should man go in with
herbicides and chain saws and remove the plants, or
should we just sit back and wait for nature to eventu-
ally reclaim the Brazilian pepper forests and turn them
-' back into lush, native Florida landscapes?
It's a question without easy answers. Eco-purists
say we screwed up the environment once by introduc-
SPORTS, FROM PAGE 25
On one such chance, Tanner Pelkie ripped a shot
that hit the bottom of the cross bar, bounced along the
goal line, but somehow missed going in.
IFC did finish three more times to seal the win as
Mitchell, Anderson and Carper finished off North
River with a goal each.
Next week, Beach Bistros has a noon kickoff
against Westside United at the Center, while Palma
Sola Animal Clinic travels south for a 1 p.m. game
against Englewood on Sunday, Nov. 15.
Koala Tees has games on Saturday and Sunday,
Nov. 14 and 15. They play a 3:30 p.m. Saturday home
game against North River that was originally scheduled
at Buffalo Creek in Ellenton, but the league is trying to
reschedule the game to G.T. Bray in Bradenton.
On Sunday, they travel south to Butler Field for a
1:30 p.m. game against North Port.
Islander Bystander/O'Hara's adult soccer team is
at G.T. Bray in Bradenton for an 11 a.m. kick off Sun-
day, Nov. 15, against Deportivo Lima.
Come on out and support the locals.
Anna Maria's Howie Banfield has finished second
in two straight USTA tennis tournaments one in St.
Pete and one in Venice.
Two weeks ago, he placed second in the St. Pete
Tennis Center's over-45 tournament. Along the way
he beat the 50th ranked player before falling to the
38th ranked player in the state. He reportedly had his
opponent on the ropes before Banfield succumbed to
ing a non-native species of plant, and any attempt to
correct the problem will probably just mean that we'll
screw things up even worse.
Eco-fixers say we made a mistake, and now we
should go back and make things right. We have the
knowledge, we have the technology, we have the can-
do-itness, they say. Let's go!
Laying the ethical or moral questions aside, there
is one other factor that could halt the "let's go!" con-
tingent: it takes a lot of work to clear out Brazilian
peppers. Just ask the folks who devote a weekend a
month to whacking the pesky plants from Egmont Key.
They've been at it for years, and are just now beginning
to make a little headway in their war against the non-
It's not like you can go in with 50-gallon drums of
Roundup and spray away. Beside the long-term envi-
ronmental damage to the soil, herbicides don't work all
that well on peppers. You've really got to go in and
take 'em out a tree at a time with chainsaws, picks and
shovels to effectively eliminate them.
"Labor intensive" is probably putting it mildly.
I guess the best answer to the invasive species
question is one of not starting. If we hadn't planted the
pepper trees in the first place, we wouldn't have to
worry about what to do with 'em now.
So when you're shopping for your fall gardening
shrubbery, think Florida. Native plants grow well, need
little water or fertilizer, are easy to maintain and look
nice year 'round. What more do you need?
How does this work?
I've never been much of a mathematician. In fact, I
just had to look up the word to get the spelling right. But
I've always been ready for a good puzzle, and the follow-
ing little math quiz is a real puzzler. It takes about 30 sec-
onds to finish and is one of the weirder things I've come
across lately. If there's anybody out there who can tell me
how it works, please let me know.
1. First of all, pick the number of days a week that
you would like to eat out.
2. Multiply this number by 2.
3. Add 5.
4. Multiply it by 50.
5. If you've already had your birthday this year,
add 1,748. If you haven't, add 1,747.
6. Last step: Subtract the four-digit year you were
You should now have a three-digit number.
The first digit of this was your original number
(i.e., how many times you want to go out each week).
The second two digits are your age.
This is the only year (1998) it will ever work, so
spread the fun around while it lasts.
Florida forests cover 16.5 million acres, about 48
percent of the total land mass.
Center soccer schedule
Division I (11 to 13 year olds)
All games begin at 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 11 Island Real Estate vs. Island Animal Clinic
Nov. 12 Handy Trac Systems vs. LaPensee Plumbing
Nov. 13 Island Real Estate vs. Ben Webb Landscaping
Nov. 16 All-star game
Nov. 17 Awards presentation and coaches' game
Division II (8-
Air & Energy vs. Bealls at 5:30 p.m.
West Coast Cooling vs. Jessie's Island Store at 6:30 p.m.
Mr. Bones vs. Air & Energy at 5:30 p.m.
H.E. Inc. vs. B&M Heating and Cooling at 6:30 p.m.
Jessie's Island Store vs. H.E. Inc. at 6 p.m.
All-star game at 6 p.m.
Awards presentation and coaches' game
Ill (5- to 7-year-olds)
Oden Hardy Construction vs. Beach Bistro at 6 p.m.
H.B. Mini Storage vs. Bridge St. Pier & Cafe at 7 p.m.
Galati Marine vs. H.B. Mini Storage at 6 p.m.
Bridge St. Pier & Cafe vs. Harry's Continental Kitchens at 7 p.m.
Awards presentation and coaches' game
This past weekend, he again finished runner-up in
a state tournament at the Plantation Club in Venice.
This was a state-sanctioned event that you must play in
order to get seeded for future events. No word yet if his
two runner-up finishes'will give him seeded status.
Banfield's success can be attributed to his dedica-
tion to practice and grueling matches with Holmes
Beach's Joe Hutchinson.
Here's hoping that he
takes the next step and
finishes off the next
tournament with a win.
Winners in the Nov. 7 horseshoe games were
Jack Cooper of Holmes Beach and Herb Heesch of
Donnellon, Fla. Runners-up were Hugh Holmes
and Chris McNamara, both of Holmes Beach.
The weekly contests get under way every
Wednesday and Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria
City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive.
That's it for this week. If you have sports news to
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Trout out until Jan. 1; kingfish still
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By Capt. Mike Heistand
Remember that trout season is over until the first
of the year, so if you're going after them, make sure
it's only on a "catch-and-release" mode. Offshore,
kingfish are still running, and grouper fishing remains
stable and good. In the backwater, redfish and snook
remain the popular targets, and flounder are starting to
get really big.
Fishers at the Rod and Reel Pier report things
have been a little slow, but there have been a few
catches.of drum and some small snook.
Anglers at the Anna Maria City Pier are reeling
in snook, redfish, a few mackerel and an occasional
Capt. Steve Salgado said he's been getting king-
fish, mackerel, cobia, redfish and snook all week.
Capt. Joe Webb said he's getting barracuda by
trolling lures. Capt. Joe also said he's moved his op-
erations into the Cortez Fishing Center, across from the
Island by the Cortez Bridge.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair said he's
catching redfish and snook.
Capt. Jason Henzell and Capt. Kurt Morrison on
the Neva-Miss said they've been putting charters onto
red grouper to 12 pounds, gag grouper to 20 pounds,
kingfish to 20 pounds and snapper to four pounds.
Capt. Calvin Brannen on the Cane Patch reports
good catches of redfish.
By Chief B.P. Huff
Officer in Charge, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
Oct. 17, Search and rescue /assistance. While on
patrol, a Coast Guard boat came upon a vessel aground
and taking on water near Marker 63. All seven people
aboard the disabled vessel were taken on board the
Coast Guard boat and taken to shore, and commercial
salvors took the disabled boat to port.
Oct. 17, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report from a tugboat in Southwest
Channel in the mouth of Tampa Bay of tWo people in
a kayak who appeared in distress. A Coast Guard boat
responded, located the boaters, took them and their
kayak aboard and transported them to the Anna Maria
Oct. 18, Boarding. A 30-foot boat was boarded in
Lyons Bay. The vessel was found to be in compliance
with all applicable federal laws.
Oct. 21, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a boater overdue on a fish-
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helicopter responded. The helicopter located the ves-
sel, which was swamped, and hoisted the man aboard.
The Coast Guard boat unsuccessfully attempted to de-
water the boat.
Oct. 25, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of an Emergency Positioning
Indicating Radio Beacon signal from near the mouth of
the Manatee River. A Coast Guard boat and helicopter
responded. The Coast Guard boat found a sailing ves-
sel with, the EPIRB broadcasting, and the vessel's
owner secured it. He was: unaware the signal was
Oct. 25, Boarding. A 35-foot sailing vessel was
boarded in the Manatee River. The vessel was found to
be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
Oct. 25, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a distress call from the sailing vessel
"Nooky Palm" near Marker 68 in the Intracoastal Wa-
terway requesting help after being dismasted. Two
Good Samaritans assisted the boat and commercial
salvors towed the vessel to safe moorings.
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Capt. Rick Gross reports some limit catches of
snook up to 30 inches, plus 27-inch redfish.
Capt. Roy Salgado on the Grand Slam said he's
finding grouper, snapper, kingfish and mackerel.
Capt. Tom Larkin said he's finding snook, red-
fish and some very big catch-and-release trout.
On my boat Magic we found the cold front and low
tides hurt fishing, but we were still able to catch sev-
eral reds, a few keeper snook and some very nice floun-
Capt. Tom Chaya said he's taking a few good-
sized snook, lots of small linesiders, plus kingfish,
mackerel, triggerfish and mangrove snapper.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said there are lots
and lots of kingfish, with both trolling and bottom fish-
ing working well for offshore anglers. Stop in and he'll
rig you up. Also offshore, grouper fishing remains
stable. For backwater anglers, redfish and snook are
both red hot, and remember that trout season is over
until the first of the year.
Capt. Mike Greig said he wants to remind every-
one that trout season is closed for two months but other
fishing action still is impressive.
At the South Skyway Fishing Pier, anglers are
getting into mackerel, snapper, small sharks, flounder,
small grouper, big yellowtail jacks and an occasional
Good luck and good fishing.
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Clarkson Scalera of Tampa hoists two 24-inch snook
he caught off the Rod and Reel Pier. Islander Photo:
Courtesy Bill Worth
Little League board
meeting Nov. 12
The Anna Maria Island Little League will be hold-
ing its annual board election meeting on Thursday,
Nov. 12, at 7:30 p.m. to select and vote on 1999 board
The meeting is open to the public and all Anna
Maria Island or Longboat Key residents who are inter-
ested in the well-being and organization of the league
are urged to attend and discuss issues.
The meeting will be held at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center and promptly starts at 7:30 p.m. All
who attend will get a vote, as league dues have been
dispensed with this season.
For more information, call present League Presi-
dent Millie Torres at 778-6767.
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Nov11 4:38 1.8 7:54 1.7 12:05 0.3
Nov12 6:20 1.7 12:41 1.2 8:22 1.7 12:59 0.4
Nov13 7:53 1.6 1:50 0.9 8:46 1.8 1:50 0.6
Nov14 9:06 1.6 2:44 0.7 9:12 1.9 2:30 0.7
Nov15 10:08 1.6 3:27 0.4 9:33 2.0 3:02 0.9
Nov16 11:01 1.6 4:06 0.2 9:55 2.1 3:34 1.0
Nov 17 11:47 1.6 4:41 0.1 10:16 2.2 3:56 1.1
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SCortez High Tides 7 minutes later lows 1:06 later
, EG3 PAGE 28 E NOVEMBER 11, 1998 N THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Dana S. Hathorn has been named sales manager of
Wedebrock's offices at 3224 E. Bay Drive, Holmes
Beach, and 7366 Cortez Road, Bradenton. He has been in-
volved in real estate most of
his adult life, from New En-
gland to Bradenton, where he
Sa moved in 1989. He is to pro-
vide management, training
and recruiting for Wedebrock
and to contribute to expan-
sion of the firm on Anna
Wagner Realty re-
Hathorn ports top local listing agents
for September were Dor-
othy Cook of the Longboat Key office, Harold Small
of the Island office, and Jackie Jerome of the Cortez
office. Tops in September sales were Diana Kading of
the Longboat Key office, Ed Oliveira of the Island of-
fice, and Paul Martin of the Cortez office.
Harold Small was tops in both listing and sales
during October at Wagner Realty's Bradenton Beach
office. Other Wagner top sales performances included
Jack McCormack of the Longboat Key office and
Jackie Jerome of Cortez Road for listings. Dorothy
Cook of Longboat, Stan Breakbill of Cortez Road and
Bob Wolter of Manatee Avenue office were tops in
sales for their respective offices.
Max Beaty has joined Wagner Realty at its newest
office, 6400 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. He has been
E Mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Web site www.gate.net/-smithami
SMITH REALTORS announces the
addition of a new sales associate,
Christine Eagleberger. Christine has
more than 10 years of real estate expe-
rience. She was previously licensed in
the states of Missouri and Michigan and
now has relocated to Holmes Beach.
in residential real estate sales for 21 years. The new
office is Wagner's seventh.
Wedebrock Real Estate Co.'s top producers for the
month of September were Lynda Melnick, Longboat
Key office, Cathy Meldahl, Avenue of the Flowers;
Deborah Thrasher, Holmes Beach office; Ed Furner,
Cortez Road office; and Donald Phipps, commercial
The top selling Wedebrock agents in September
were Tina Rudek, Longboat Key office; Cynthia
Grazar, Avenue of the Flowers office; Becky Smith and
Elfi Starrett, Holmes Beach office; Wolfgang Dudda,
Cortez Road office; and Deborah Thrasher, commer-
Rebecca Smith and Elfi Starrett topped Wedebrock
Real Estate Co.'s Holmes Beach office and Robert St.
Jean in the Cortez Road office in both listing and sales
in October. Other top producers in listings were Lynda
Melnick at Longboat Key, Cindy Grazar of Avenue of
the Flowers office, and Jim Foster of the commercial
division,, and, in sales, Mike Migone of Longboat,
Cheri Williamson and Helen Bradshaw of Avenue of
the Flowers, and Deborah Thrasher of the commercial
Island Real Estate reported its top sales agent for
September was Christine T. Shaw and top listing agent
was Marilyn Trevethan.
Prudential Florida Realty will be integrated into
Arvida Realty Services early next year, it has been
announced by the St. Joe Co., which owns both agen-
cies. The move will offer "one-stop shopping for real
estate transactions," said Arvida President Jim Motta.
At Island Real Estate, 6101 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach, Wendy Kay Foldes was top sales agent and
Nicholas Patsios top listing agent for October.
Coldwell Banker Real Estate, Anna Maria Island
office, announces its top producers for September. The
5201 Gulf Drive Holmos Beach, FL 34217
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top listing associate was Doug Newcomer. Gary
Larison was top sales associate for number of open
transactions and Bob Hall was top sales associate for
volume of closed transactions.
A A &
Island property sales
501 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, 304 Bridgeport,
a 2bed/2bath elevated 1,128 sfla condo, was sold 9/23/98,
Neumeister to Kossmann, for $122,500; list $129,900.
506 70th St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level 1,035
sfla home built in 1968 on a 75x115 lot, was sold 9/22/
98, Sahulka to Meaker, for $152,000.
508 Spring, Anna Maria, an elevated 2,362 sfla
home built in 1995 on a 52x145 lot, was sold 9/24/98,
Casagrande to Mcmahan, for $206,000.
610 Fern, Anna Maria, an elevated 1,583 sfla 3bed/
2bath/3car home built in 1994 on a 50x113 lot, was
sold 9/23/98, Berkly to Pearman, for $223,000; list
6250 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, 46 North
Beach Village, an attached elevated 1,536 sfla 3bed/
2&l/2bath/2car condo townhouse built in 1992, was
sold 9/23/98, McClain to Gennaro, for $173,200; list
6400 Flotilla, Holmes Beach, 62 Westbay Point &
Moorings, a bayfront 1,066 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built
in 1977, was sold 9/22/98, Hughes to Petraske, for
$180,000; list $189,000.
806 Gladiolus, Anna Maria, a new elevated home
with three levels of unknown dimensions on a
63x100x75x100 lot, was sold 9/23/98, Albert to
Discostanzo, for $395,000.
865 N. Shore Dr., Anna Maria, a ground-level
1,170 sfla 2bed/lbath/lcar home built in 1950 on a
54x125 lot, was sold 9/22/98, Valley to Dickinson, for
$354,500; list $379,000.
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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Mullet T-shirts ... $10 Hats ... $7.50
Old-Style Diner Mugs ... $7.50
5404 Marina Drive Holmes Beach 778-7978
CANALFRONT. Elegant and spacious describes this 4BR/
3BA canalfront home with 16x30 caged pool. Unique boat
house with 10,000 Ib. boat lift, dock with cleaning station and
water. Turnkey furnishings negotiable. Now $339,000. Call
Sharron Hamilton 722-5741 eves.
WEST OF GULF DRIVE. 2BR/1.5BA home with beautiful
wood paneling, parquet floors, wood-burning fireplace, brick
patio and shuffleboard court. Turnkey furnished and steps to
the beach. $249,900. Dial the Duncans! Judy 778-1589 or
Darcie 779-2290 eves.
FLAMINGO CAY 3BR/2BA home located on the bay with
views from most rooms. New roof and paint, eat-in kitchen,
glassed Florida room, potting shed, oversized one-car
garage. $175,000. Call Carol Williams 744-0700 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 0B 1't
REDUCED CANAL FRONT !
This charming home offers 3BR/3BA, updated kitchen
and low-maintenance yard. Deep-water canal with
seawall, boat dock and direct bay access. Call today
to see this beautifully maintained home, now reduced
PINE AVENUE OPPORTUNITY
Large corner lot with 259 feet of road frontage. 114 by
145 foot lot zoned ROR ( residential, office, retail).
Ample room for parking with easy access. Building
has 2476 square feet under roof with a separate 15 by
20 storage building. Property also zoned duplex,
which would allow owner to live in one bedroom apart-
ment and conduct business in main section of house.
Priced to sell at $199,900!
Call Pat Jackson at 778-3301
Ken Jackson at 778-6986
Agnes Tooker 778-5287
or Dave Sork at 726-1704
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drive -P0 Box 717 Anna Maria. FL 34216
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SEAWALLED canal lot, boat lift WILL EXCHANGE. $250,000.
CANALFRONT 4BR/3BA elevated, $369,000.
WHITE AVENUE beach access. 3BR/2BA, large lot, immaculate,
10 ACRES with house. Zoned PDR. Near golf courses.
$235,000. 795-6216 after hours.
EXCEPTIONAL 2BR/2BA condo with carport. $126,000.
LOT 9,427 square feet. Palm Harbor Subdivision. $108,500.
STYLING SALON Eight stations. Owner anxious $39,000 OBO.
LOT C-2 100x90 Walk to beach $150,000.
5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
3BR/3BA ELEVATED HOME. Open and airy, great room living
with fireplace and oak floors. Master suite has his and hers walk-
in closets, whirlpool tub with separate shower. Screened deck
overlooks the boat ramp and dock with electric and water hook-
up. No bridges. Ample parking and storage under 2,100 sq. ft. of
air conditioned space. Asking $369,900. Please call 795-7805.
DON & KAREN SCHRODER present...
KEY ROYALE GEM!
2BR/2BA home with spa-
cious family room. that
opens to caged pool and
lovely rear yard complete
with custom brick BBQ,
smoker. On deepwater canal with dock and davits, this home
is perfect as it is but the large lot offers ample room for house
.extension or adding a pool. $237,000.
A DIRECT BAYFRONT lot with three charming cottages. On
Anna Maria Sound with fantastic views of Sarasota Bay and
skyline beyond. Great investment of future homesite. $215,000.
RV / REALTY
REAL ESTATE, INC.
Mary Ann Schmidt Helen White
Eves. 778-4931 Eves. 778-6956
2BR/2BA Turnkey furnished condo. Very close to beach,
shopping, doctors and restaurants. Tennis, heated pool,
elevator. Great rental history. $114,900.
2BR/2.5BA townhouse, hardwood floors, fenced yard,
large screened porch, two-car garage, short walk to
beach. Residential area. $170,000.
BAY PALMS WATERFRONT
3BR/2BA waterfront home. Large sunny Florida room,
terrazzo and ceramic tile, low maintenance yard, boat
dock, playhouse. Quiet street. $239,000.
3BR/2.5BA home across from golf course on deep-water
canal. Vaulted great room, gallery wall. Dock accommo-
dates 50-foot yacht. Pool and heated spa. $699,000.
2BR/1.5BA Seaside Beach House turnkey furnished
condo. End unit, heated pool, gorgeous view. Great rental.
Needs your decorating. $225,000.
2BR/2BA easily converts to 3BR. Large caged pool,
2-car garage, fenced yard, immaculate, security system,
fruit trees, cul-de-sac. $139,900.
KEY ROYALE WATERFRONT
3BR/2BA home across from Key Royale Golf Course.
Prime residential area. Private dock on deep water canal
with direct access to Intracoastal Waterway. $289,900.
Sandy Pointe 2BR/2BA $900
2BR/1BA Duplex $725
SEASONAL 2 BR/2BA Condos
Runaway Bay, Anna Maria Island Club
Bridgeport & Northbeach Village
$700 week/$1,500 month
REAL ESTATE, INC.
Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
LHolmes Beach, Florida 34217
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6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
520 58th Street..... $649,500
8019 Marina Dr..... $589,000
8023 Marina Dr..... $575,000
8015 Marina Dr.....$545,000
657 Key Royale Dr. $550,000
723 N. Shore Dr.... $527,500
520 Bayview Place..... $499,900
511 Bayview Dr.....$429,750
621 Foxworth Lane.....$339,900
117 81st St ..........$239,000
616 Emerald Lane ..... $225,000
Mariners Cove ............. $269,900
Waters Edge ................ $249,000
Smugglers Landing ....... $239,900
6300 Flotilla Dr............... $129,000
Marilyn ISLAND HOMES:
Realtor 780 North Shore Dr ...... $269,000
S212 75th St ................ $193,500
123 Hammock .............. $199,900
104 Newton Lane ......... $189,000
2311 Avenue B............... $99,900
4004 6th Ave................ $99,000
443 62nd St ................. $86,900
112 52nd St ................. $659,000
201 35th St .................. $640,000
2219 Gulf Drive ............ $375,000
303 56th St ....... .......... $229,900
5806 Holmes Blvd......... $199,900
PERICO BAY CLUB
& PERICO ISLAND:
307 108th St................ $119,900
712 Estuary ................ $114,900
907 Sandpiper Circle..... $112,000
927 Sandpiper Circle..... $109,500
6507 Riverview Blvd...... $321,000
2208 3rd Ave ............. $110,000
3716 43rd Ave W ........... $80,000
2107 Palma Sola............. $59,900
8316 43rd St W.............. $34,500
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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.
MacINTOSH POWERBOOK 520. Laptop model,
ready to use. 778-7978.
GIRL'S FURNITURE White matched set. Double
dresser, desk with chair and mirror, small lingerie
chest. $200. 778-1547.
TRADITIONAL SOFA 83-inch, quality, off-white
Background, green leaves, white and rose flowers.
Good condition. $200 OBO. 778-7414.
LEATHER SUITE. Contemporary black furniture and
black lamps. Various coffee and glass tables. Many
-items. Just moved to island. 778-7911.
TWO GOOD beer/bait/holiday food refrigerators. $30
each. You haul. Sears electric pressure washer 1100
psi. Used once. $80. 778-2039.
SPEED QUEEN WASHER and GE dryer. $85 each
or $150 for both. Green brocade sofa $35. 778-1389.
FREEZER FOR SALE GE Frost free upright works
fine $40 778-2421.
WASHER AND DRYER Both $45. 778-9188.
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.
GRANNY'S ATTIC and Craft Sale Saturday, Novem-
ber 14, 1998, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Landing of Free-
dom Village, 6501 17th Avenue West, Bradenton.
Open to the public, no charge. Pancake breakfast
$3.75 per person.
YARD SALE Saturday, November 14, 8 a.m. to 2
p.m. Furniture, miscellaneous, household, lawn
mowers, records, etc. 108 49th St., Holmes Beach.
Island home. in Bay
Palms. Canal over 7 ft.
deep at high tide. Direct
access to bay. Room for
a pool. $249 900.
Reduced to $239,000.
Call Piroska Kallay at 778-2261
After hours 778-3778
Fax: 778-7944 (800) 422-6325
605C Manatee Ave.
RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE, INC. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
an independently owned and operated member of Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corporation
FALL FESTIVAL Saturday, November 21, 8 a.m. to
2 p.m. Breakfast served all morning. Housewares,
clothing, gift items, and much more. Proceeds to
benefit the Disaster Relief Fund and other local
charities. Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of
Mexico Drive. 383-6491.
YARD SALE Saturday, November 14, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Holmes Beach Civic Association. 79th and Palm.
YARD SALE Saturday, November 14, 8 a.m. to 12
noon. Several families. 526 56th St. Holmes Beach.
MOVING SALE Saturday, November 14, 8 a.m. to 12
noon. Furniture, household items, bike, etc. 906 N.
Shore, Anna Maria.
BIG FLEA MARKET Saturday, November 14, 9 a.m.
at Ginny's Antiques and Art. 5600 Marina Drive.
Please park at Library across the street. For more
GARAGE SALE Saturday, November 14, 8 a.m. to
?? All kinds of things. 802 Fern Street. Corner of
Jacaranda and Fern Street.
YARD SALE Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Five families.
Household items, washer/dryer, collectibles, knick-
knacks, futon frame, and bikes. Bonus: fifteen starving
Ringling Art and Design student's original work. Priced
for gift giving. 2313 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach.
GARAGE SALE Saturday, November 14 and Sun-
day, November 15. Furniture, kitchen, sports,
clothes, books, etc. 613 Bay Blvd., Anna Maria.
MY MOTHER WAS hooked on sweepstakes. Sale
date Saturday, November 28, 8 a.m. to Noon. Her
loss will be your gain. Coming soon. All merchandise
new. Shop early for Christmas. 210 64th Street,
CORTEZ FISH MARKET 119th Street and Cortez
Road (turn south two blocks). We have stone crabs.
798-9404. Cortez Bait & Seafood.
"WALK WITH ME..."
To select your island
property. When buying
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Sales & Rentals Since 1939
2217 Gulf Drive North
SBradenton Beach, FL 34217
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ANNA MARIA $399,000 4BR/
2.5BA home on a canal with a
boathouse. No bridges to Tampa
Bay and the Gulf. Only one block
to the beach. IB32204. .
CLOSE TO THE BEACH!! Key
Royale renovated 3BR/2.5BA home
on a canal with boat dock, pool,
patio and large fireplace. $299,000.
Turnkey furnished. IB33135.
HOLMES BEACH Home warranty provided on this well-
Skept 2BR/2BA Richmond home that is just a few block to the
beach. Features eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, huge
master bedroom, barrel-tile roof, large lanai, cement drive
and boat slip. Price reduced to $159,900. Call Carol Heinze
OPEN HOUSE Sunday, November 15, 2-4pm.
PINEBROOK beautiful golf course view. Only $84,000.
Visit Karen Lohse at 3790 Pinebrook Cir. #505, or call for
details and directions 751-1155. IB30021.
BEST BUY in Bayou Estates. An enclosed lanai makes this
3BR/2BA home with cathedral ceilings special. Also has
fenced yard with patio overlooking pond with room for a pool.
Great family neighborhood and close to schools and 1-75.
$89,000. Call Denise Langlois 751-1155. IB31528.
WINTER and SUMMER RATES
CONDOS HOUSES DUPLEXES
ASK FOR BOB LOHSE
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BARB'S OFFICE CENTER. Professional typing,
business cards, rubber stamps, fax services, quality
copies, office supplies and lamination. 310 Pine Ave.,
AUDIENCE WANTED for the Sandcastle Players
production of Bernard Slades "Same Time Next Year".
The show opens November 27 and continues Novem-
ber 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 tickets. Tickets will be on
sale at Marina Bay Restaurant beginning November 20.
For more information call 745-3585.
HAVING A MAC attack? Call for help with Mac or PC.
Training, internet, hardware selection and installa-
tion. Call Ed, 778-2553.
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.
1988 VOLVO 740 DL Turbo. Loaded, excellent con-
dition. $5,000. 1969 VW van Good condition, no rust.
$3,495. 749-0003 days, 778-4003 after 5.
WANTED TO BUY Motor home. Good condition.
Low mileage, around 22-ft. Call 778-9188.
TRAILER 12-ft by 6-ft. Going back to southeast Ohio
on Thursday, November 19. Will haul your belong-
ings. Call 778-5971.
1992 HONDA ACCORD LX, 50k miles, four-door,
fully loaded, excellent condition. Full service history.
$7,800 or best offer. 794-5778.
1996 HONDA EX sedan for sale. Super clean. White
with grey leather interior, sunroof, smoke free. 33,000
miles. $16,000. 778-3313.
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ... and everything
else in The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.
Property Management Team
"We Cover the Island"
Week Month Annual
Cottages* Houses* Bungalows
5910 Marina Dr Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call 941-778-0770 Toll Free 800 741-3772
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
Fran Maxon Welcomes David Sork
Many of you may recog-
nize Dave's smiling face
Sf from the City Pier, where
'&L ES' he worked for many years
as manager. He has
'e worked most recently sell-
ing real estate in
S' Bradenton, and has now
S joined us here at Fran
Maxon. When not working, Dave can be found fish-
Sing and kayaking the islands bays and beaches. Call
him for any of your real estate needs or stop by just
to say "Hi!" Welcome aboard David!
GREAT OPPORTUNITY !!!! 2BR/2BA plus den
across the street from beach. Gulfviews from the
deck. Excellent seasonal rental. Call Connie Volts
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drive P 0 Box 717 Anna Maria, FL 34216
Toll Free 800 306-9666
Fax # 778-7035
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YACHT CLEANING by Carleen. Detailing, wax,
maintenance programs. 15-years experience. Island
resident. References available. 941-750-7337.
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
WET SLIPS AND Hi 'N' Dry storage available at
competitive rates in modern, full-service marina.
1997 EVINRUDE 175 HP Ocean-Pro, 25-inch shaft
$5,000. Call 795-8299..
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.
OFFSHORE CHARTER FISHING with Captain
Glenn Corder aboard Deep South Half and full day.
Gift certificates available for Christmas. For informa-
tion call 778-1203 or mobile 713-5900.
1995 LOWE PONTOON boat. 24-ft, 88hp Johnson.
looks and runs great. Needs re-upholstering. $3,900.
749-0003 days, 778-4003 after 5.
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
associates..All shifts, great benefits. Apply in person,
two locations in Bradenton Beach.
ADMINISTRATIVE/DOMESTIC ASST. for hire:
Dependable with good references. 761-8499.
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419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
(941) 778-2291 P O Box 2150
.EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294
Make your dream come true with this inviting 3 or 4BR/
2BA beach house offering spellbinding views of Pas-
sage Key, the Sunshine Skyway, and the Rod & Reel
Pier! Amenities include beamed, vaulted ceilings,
stone fireplace and entry foyer, spacious kitchen with
breakfast bar plus adjoining laundry room, pretty steel
roof, and double-car garage. Other features include
central air and heat, two hot water tanks, dehumidistat,
and private setting on wonderful sandy beach! Only
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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.
PRESCHOOL TEACHER/CAREGIVER Loving,
mature, patient, and energetic person wanted for
toddler class at Island Preschool. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
and 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Call 778-7218.
EXPERIENCED SERVERS needed for lunch and
dinner. Please call 779-0220.
LICENSED REAL ESTATE Associates to sit in model
homes. Island and Palma Sola. 33 closings in 1998.
Call Dolly Young at 778-0807 or 778-5427 for private
HELP WANTED All positions. Inquire: Tony's Place
between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. 601 Manatee Avenue at
East Bay Drive. 778-5440.
SMALL MOTEL Searching for hard worker. Duties
include cleaning rooms and some office work. Must
live on property. Please phone 383-1636 before 11
a.m. or after 3 p.m.
TEACHERS/COUNSELORS for after-school. Ages 5
to 14 program. Dependable, flexible, educators with
positive attitude and having excellent communication
skills with children and adults. PT hours 2 p.m. to 6
p.m. Weekdays plus occasional evenings and Satur-
days for teen program. Education degree a plus. $6
to $7 per hour depending upon experience. Drug free
workplace. Anna Maria Island Community Center,
P.O. Box 253, Anna Maria, FL. 34216. Phone 778-
1908, fax 778-9511.
TEAM OF EXPERIENCED Housekeepers. Island
residents. Free estimates. Call Sharon 778-7247.
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.
COME RELAX AND ENJOY your own beach getaway.
Townhouse with three balconies, partial gulf view and steps to the
beach. Comfortably furnished. Great rental potential. $129,500.
Bob Burnett, 387-0048 or Judy Nimz, 922-1015. C31177
GARDENING BUSINESS for sale. 45+ clients on
Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key and in Bradenton.
Call 778-6110, leave message.
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.
HOME CARE COMPANION Loving person will care
for your loved ones. Over ten years in-home care
service. Excellent references. 778-4324.
LICENSED NURSE Thirteen years of experience. Seeks
private duty work. 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Call 778-1848.
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.
AUTO DETAILING at your home or office, at your
convenience. Complete detailing includes wash,
wax, shampoo, engine and undercarriage cleaning,
leather & vinyl conditioned, tires and trim dressed
and more. Protect your investment. Call Damon at
THE HONEY DO MAN Handyman. Odd Jobs, small
jobs, repairs. Licensed, insured. Free estimates 778-
5003 or 726-1067.
DIRECT GULF-FRONT condominium. 2BR/2B completely
furnished, heated pool. White sandy beach, spectacular sun-
sets and Gulf view. $158,900. Sandy Drapala, 794-3354 or
Kathy Marcinko, 792-9122 C32678
CHARMING BAY PALMS HOME. Freshly painted. Deeded LONGBOAT KEY VILLAGE ranch home. The perfect beach
boat slip. Excellent rental property. $172,900. Bob Burnett, neighborhood. Walk to the beach or launch your boat at
387-0048 R30602 nearby community dock. Enjoy some of old Florida.
$204,900. Bob Burnett, 387-0048. R31277
THE INLETS. 3BR/2-1/2B and den, large
open living area with separate living room.
Boat dock on canal with access to river and
bay. Many upgrades, immaculate. $259,900.
Dave Barker, 729-8932. R26368
BEAUTIFUL light open home on sailboat
water with lifts and davits. Heated pool
remodeled kitchen, open brick patio. Immacu-
late, $305,000 Sandy Drapala, 794-3354 or
Kathy Marcinko,792-9122. R33408
WATERFRONT RESIDENCE in gated
community on 1+/-acre, 3BR/3B, art studio or
4BR. Large open kitchen, family room, sun
room. Screened lanai, oversized 3 car-
garage, workshop area. $549,900. Don
Lewis, 746-3200. R29620
RARE 1+/-acre plus building lot in
Bayfield Oak's Subdivision on Palma
Sola Blvd. to 79th Street West. Cul-de-
sac location. $125,000 firm. Don Lewis
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
DRIVE INTO HOME OWNERSHIP. Af-
fordable 3BR/2B home in Northwest
Bradenton with a pool. Many upgrades and
improvements $134,900. Dave Barker
COUNTRY ESTATE. 3BR/3B home on 2.5
+/-acres. Private community with
swimming pool, club house and paved
private drives. $180,000. Don Olmstead,
WINDING GATED DRIVEWAY leads to a
custom-built quality constructed home
surrounded by large oak trees. Designed
for entertaining. Pella doors and windows,
fireplace and pool area. $309,000. Barry
and Kimberly Charles, 795-1273. R33179
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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Lawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
Service We Monitor Irrigation Systems
e e INSURED* GUARANTEED LOWEST
778.1345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
Established in 1983
Darrin Wash CARPENTRY
"A DOOR EXPERT"
Serving the Island communities since
1988 with Island references.
DRY WALL, TEXTURE
& POPCORN REPAIR 778-1353
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K@@N['0@] CRC 035261 EXPERIENCED
CONSTRUCTION JbE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION
CONSTRUCTION Remodeling Contractors
CONSTRUCTION Building Anna Maria since 1975
@ LO 'i'MODB@ DB (941) 778-2993
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SQuality home repair and maintenance
Steven Kaluza 778-4173
Island References and Insured
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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
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ISLANDER CLAS SIFIIDS
SEVCE otiud OEIMPO* onine
BANKRUPTCY $200, Divorce $150-$200. Adoption,
corporations, modifications, power of attorney, name
change, etc. Suncoast Paralegal Services 742-4788.
STUMP GRINDING Brad Frederick's. Also palm tree
pruning. Dependable, reasonable, insured, free es-
timates. Back yards and small jobs okay. 730-0001,
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.
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.
DOMESTIC AFFAIRS Through house cleaning.
Neurotic attention to detail. Jony 798-3139.
HANDYMAN IS READY for all your repairs, lawn
work and painting. Great island references. Beep
252-9910 or call Mike at 778-0504.
TRANSPORTATION to and from Tampa Airport.
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 Resi-
dential/commercial, full-service maintenance, land-
scaping installation, clean-ups, tree trimming, ponds,
native plants, butterfly gardens. Excellent references.
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.
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.
CODY'S CARPET & upholstery cleaning. Dry foam
shampoo and steam cleaned. Living room/dining
room $34.95. Free deodorizing. 794-1278.
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.
ALUMINUMNINYL CONSTRUCTION, new installa-
tion/repairs, Soffits/Fascias, screen enclosures. In-
sured, references. Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. Thirty-two year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island
service 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 Handyman Service. Thirty years experi-
ence, 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, 795-7805.
FREE ESTIMATES SENIOR DISCOUNTS
r Longtime Island Resident
Old Style Diner Mugs: *750
Island Shopping Center, HB.
HIRING FOR SEASON
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Needed efficiency expert,
Mr/Mrs Clean, Super
Salesperson and outgoing
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Servers & Bussers
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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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COMMERCIAL SPACE: SPACIOUS 1,554 sq. ft.
ideal for studio plus 518 sq. ft. work room with sink
and plus 360 sq. ft. private office space. $1,500 /mo.
plus utilities. Anna Maria Realty 778-2259.
SEASONAL RENTAL 2BR/2BA Shell Point. Call
Jean Holmes Realty, 778-2924.
PALMA SOLA PARK. Furnished 3BR/2BA pool
home. Fireplace, two car garage. $1,200 month,
annual lease. Pool care included, no pets. Call Smith
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
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-
SURFSIDE 2BR/1BA, annual only. Assurity/security,
no last. Private beach. $900 monthly, includes trash,
water and sewer. One left! Call 792-2779.
PRIME COMMERCIAL SPACE in Holmes Beach for
rent, 1340 sf with two restrooms. Call Smith Realtors,
PRIME COMMERCIAL SPACE in Holmes Beach for rent,
approximately 270 sf. Call Smith Realtors, 778-0777.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND Paradise. 3BR/2.5BA canal
home- pool,-cdose to beach. Open 1999 winter sea-
son, $3,500 month, $1,000 week. Special rates off
ANNUAL NORTH BEACH Village 3BR/2.5BA unfur-
nished, 1,500 sf, two-car garage, pool $1,400 month.
Gulf Bay Realty, 778-7244.
ANNUALS: 2BR/1 BA 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.
ADORABLE ANNUAL 1BR/1BA Clean, updated, in
Holmes Beach. $550 per month includes water and
garbage. Steps to beach and shopping. 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
STUDIO APARTMENT. Holmes Beach. Seasonal.
$800 per month for six months, or $1,200 per month
for four months. 778-2833.
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.
BRADENTON BEACH 110 Bridge Street, commer-
cial building, 30-ft by 80-ft, air conditioned. Lease for
one year plus. Ed Z. 758-5838.
INFORMATION ON THE new proposed Bridge
Street Village Towne Homes, retailer office space
and new restaurant. Call Ed Z. 758-5838.
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
furnished 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-
CHARMING GULF VIEW home. Directly across from
beach. Available January through April $1,600
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 4BR/3BA
home. Beautiful turret Gulf view. Steps to Gulf. 107
Beach Ave. $2,100 off-season, $3,300 in-season
ANNA MARIA beautiful Key West-style 3BR/3BA home.
Canalfront, with dock and boat ramp. Close to beach.
Annual $2,300 month, or lease/option. 795-7805.
ANNA MARIA gulf front apartments available for sea-
son. Choice location, 2 and 3BR, fully loaded, porch,
patio, sun deck. No pets. 778-3143.
ANNUAL DIRECT GULFVIEW 1BR/1 BA elevated apart-
ments. $595 per month includes water and garbage. Call
Fran Maxon Real Estate 778-2307 for details.
NEAR BEACH 1BR/2BA. Large family room. New
carpet. Clean, nice. $700 per month. Annual, first,
security. No pets. 776-2083.
ANNUAL BRADENTON BEACH. Lovely 1BR
cottage on bay in historic district. Lush grounds, dock
privileges. No pets. $725. 778-4625.
HOLMES BEACH Seasonal rental. Three to four
months. Tastefully furnished, one story, 2BR/2BA.
One block from gulf beach. $2,100 month. Utilities
included. 210 64th St. Call Tampa 813-238-5349 or
BEACH HOUSE immaculate, 2BR/1BA gulf front
home near Bean Point. Large kitchen, living room,
dining room, garage, lanai. W/D. Open November 15
through December 19. $700/week. Call Betsy Hills
Real Estate: 778-2291.
Yvonne Higgins REALTOR
Call me to find the
BEST PROPERTIES ON THE ISLAND
Homes Investments Condos
Residential-Commercial Interior & Exterior
Popcorn Ceiling Repair
Serving the Islands Since 1969.
Licensed and Insured 778-5594 778-3468
R.T. (BOB) HILTON CONSTRUCTION
Residential and Commercial. Remodel and
New Construction. Island and Mainland.
"DON'T SA Y HOW, SA Y HIL TON"
Lic. #CGC012191 747-1098
.@ Marine Mechanic
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Phone: 794-6715 Cell Phone: 504-1449
Need PC assistance? Help getting on the
Internet? "@Ease With PCs" can help. Instruction,
problem resolution, upgrades. Most work done on .
your premises. Most major packages.
Sorry, no Macs, Call Keith Allen 792-8718.
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Lawn care, native plants, mulch, trim, hauling and cleanup.
Private & Commercial Interior & Exterior
20 Years Experience Husband/Wife Team
Free Estimates Call 778-2139
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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/mb. 924-8274.
TWO-STORY CONDOMINIUM Holmes Beach. 3BR/
2.5BA, two car garage, 3 decks, 1 screened. Com-
pletely furnished. Annual or Seasonal. 778-3739.
SPACIOUS SEASONAL RENTAL 2BR/1.BA fur-
nished, laundry room, carport, steps to bay, restau-
rants, shopping. In historic fishing village near
beaches. Utilities included. Nonsmoking. $1,100.
-f. HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL Great location, fur-
nished, 1 BR apartment. First floor. $585 monthly plus
electric. 778-0751 or 725-1304. Leave Message.
HOLMES BEACH 2BR/1BA, W/D hookup, no pets.
Available now. 3401 6th Avenue, north side behind
Walgreen's. $650/month, 778-7980.
GROUND LEVEL canalfront duplex. $1,650 per
month includes amenities. Deposit required. No pets.
SPECTACULAR VIEW Gulffront 3BR/2BA home.
View from every room. Huge deck. Available now
through December 18. Weekly. 813-920-5595 or
HOLMES BEACH SEASONAL immaculate 1BR/1 BA
apartments. Fall rates available now, stones throw to
beautiful Gulf beach. No pets. 778-4368.
UNFURNISHED ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/2BA car-
port and storage. 411 63rd Street Holmes Beach.
$850 per month. Call Betty Cole 779-1213.
1BR/1BA ANNUAL RENTAL new carpet, fresh and
bright $550. 1BR/1BA annual rental with beautiful
view of the Gulf $650. Call Valerie Kruse, Wedebrock
Real Estate 778-6665.
PRIVATE GULF BEACH Panoramic view 3BR/2BA
vaulted ceiling, skylight, turnkey. Must see! Seasonal.
Available January 1. $2,800 per month 778-1086.
HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA home. Canal frontage,
turnkey, furnished, 400-ft to beach, 500-ft to Gulf.
December and January. $1,800/month. Pictures on
request. 778-1064 or 941-646-4616.
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.
WATERFRONT PROPERTY. Be an informed buyer,
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 is-
land buy? You betcha. 3/4BR/3BA, huge office/in-law
studio with 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.
3BR/2BA TWO YEARS old, wooded, near MCC,
schools, shopping. 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.
GREAT INVESTMENT PROPERTIES in prime
location! Two Gulf view duplexes on side-by-side lots
on Gulf Drive. 6BR/4BA total. Zoned multi-family.
$399,000 for pair. 761-9259.
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.
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KEY ROYALE HOME 3BR/2.5BA canal home
across from the golf course. Wide, deep canal
with boat lift and dock. Sailboat water to Tampa
Bay. Tropical yard with various citrus and fruit
trees. Two-zone A/C plus many upgrades.
$273,500. Call Dick Maher or Dave Jones 778-
4800. MLS 30729
ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB Best complex
on the Island. Excellent rental too! 2BR/2BA
Gulffront, furnished turnkey. Heated pool,
spa, elevator. $269,000 Lynn Hostetler 778-
4800 MLS 31639.
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.
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.
KEY ROYALE CANAL HOME 2BR/2BA excel-
lent value in a prime waterfront home. Nice turn-
key furniture package, nice lot with room for
expansion. Boat dock, wood sun deck. $199,900.
Ken Rickett 778-3026 MLS 31714.
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Anna Maria's only Gold Crown resort offering studios
to two bedroom, two bath units. From our private
beach to our dock on the bay, we have award-winning,
professionally-designed interiors. Heated pool, 17-per-
son Jacuzzi. Fully-equipped kitchens, color TV with
cable, microwave. VCR. washer/dryer and barbecue grill.
For reservations call (941) 778-6667
or toll free 1-800-851-8454 visit our web site at
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NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNERS
Wedebrock Real Estate Company's property management
division needs more rental properties. If you have a home or
condominium that you would like to rent while you're away,
then please give us a call.
Here's what Wedebrock can do for you:
Help realize the highest possible income.
Advertise your home locally, nationally and internationally.
Qualify the highest quality tenants.
Provide 24-hour property management and expert
housekeeping and accounting services.
Give us a call today.
We anticipate 100% occupancy for the season.
Your vacant property could be earning you income!
Lisa Varano, Longboat Key (941) 383-5886, Toll-Free: 800-486-5886
Valerie Kruse, Anna Maria Island (941) 778-6665, Toll Free: 800-749-6665
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(941) 778-4800 Toll Free 800-237-2252 5201 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217
A PLEASURE TO OWN 3BR/2BA home in first
class condition. Great location, large lot, 2-car
garage, plus workshop area. OWNER SAYS SELL!
$179,500. Ken Rickett 778-3026. MLS#33539
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ELEVATED HOLMES BEACH HOME Well
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bonus family area. Easy to show! $159,000.
Elizabeth Andricks 778-4800. MLS 32383
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.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 NOVEMBER 11, 1998 0 PAGE 35 IE|,.
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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 Beach. $225,000. Call Jack
McCormick Broker Wagner Realty 383-5577.
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.
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.
HOUSE FOR SALE Anna Maria quiet street, two
blocks from beach. 2BR/2BA, two screen porches,
large garage. Beautiful yard. $179,900. 778-6172.
TIMESHARE RESALES save thousands. Best val-
ues on the island, one and two 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.
FANTASTIC GULF VIEWS from this two-story, 2nd-
floor apartment! Located 100-ft to natural beach in
quaint Anna Maria City. Offering second unit for
rental income while you enjoy your vacation on the
island! Both units furnished and total price is only
SANDPIPER 2601 Gulf Dr. Lot B-26. Bay view, turn-
key, 1BR, covered porches, all appliances, carport
entrance. End 26th street Bradenton Beach. Good
buy $18,500. Call 778-1312.
LONGBOAT KEY on the bay. Incredible view. Beau-
tiful 2BR/2BA home. Immaculate landscaping. Na-
ture lover's delight, bird watcher's paradise, and dol-
phins at your door. Fisherman's dream. For sale by
motivated seller. $329,000. 941-387-8054.
CONDOMINIUM Gulf view from every room.
GULF FRONT CONDOMINIUM Lovely view, spacious
1 BR. Walk in closets, nicely turnkey furnished, ceramic
tile, covered parking, heated pool, tennis. $149,900.
Yvonne Higgins at Wagner Realty 761-3100.
PERICO BAY CLUB 2BR/2BA condominium. En-
closed garage, private patio; perfect for gardening.
Very quiet and peaceful. $124,900. Yvonne Higgins
Wagner Realty 761-3100.
TRAILER 10-FT BY 30-ft with 10-ft by 20-ft side
room. Personality, space, nice eye-appeal. 416
Sandpiper. $19,900. 778-4523 or 800-977-0803.
My 20 years of appraising and 25 years of
sales means I can offer you a qualified service
to help in the disposition of your fine antiques,
art, and household furnishings. I will be happy
to send you a resume and references.
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Buy it, sell it, find it! Advertising works fast in The Islander Bystander.
PANORAMIC BAYFRONT Spectacular BEST BUY ON THE ISLAND 2BR/1BA
views of bay and Intracoastal from this completely redone inside. Central air. All
3BR/3BA residence with deep-water 18-inch ceramic tile floors. Roof about
dock and lift. Great central location. Of- three years old. Carport and fenced back
fered at $379,500. Call Dave Moynihan yard. $129,500. Call Harold Small 778-
778-2246 Eves. 778-7976. #28633 2246 or 792-8628. #32896
5806 Imperiore Ave. Serene setting
2BR/2BA great rental or vacation home.
Move in condition. Call Ed Oliveira 778-
1751. #31213 ................... $149,900
104 Oak Ave. Anna Maria Gulfront
2BR/1.5BA each unit Turnkey, furnished.
Outstanding views from this two story gulf
front duplex. Call David Moynihan 778-
7976. #28156................... $497,500
214 85th St. Great friendly neighbor-
hood 2-3BR/2BA home 1 block to Gulf
and sandy beach. Recently painted in-
side and out. Extra storage shed in rear
yard. Call Michael Advocate 778-0608.
#33567 ............................. $173,600
11025 Jasmine Cr. 3-4BR/3BA Perico Is-
land living at its best. Move in condition. Call
Ed Oliveira 778-1751 #30864. $142,500
2020 Harbourside Dr., Longboat Key.
Outstanding bay views from this 2BR/
2BA Fairway Bay corner unit with den/
breakfast room, large terrace with pri-
vate walkout and deeded parking un-
der building. Call David Moynihan 778-
7976. #92421 ................... $325,000
3701 East Bay Dr. 4BR/3BA townhouse
overlooking canal with private boat dock.
Spanish tile, Berber carpet with step-
down vaulted-ceiling living room.
$178,900. Call Michael Advocate 778-
226. Eves. 778-0608 #30186
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WATERFRONT PERICO ISLAND
Dlcir.able ground floor, corner unit. 2BR/2BA
..pen F:.or plan with water views. Two lanais, one
._,cciICd and one glassed. Beautiful location next to
n Iu.re preserve. $104,000
PERICO BAY CLUB SANDY POINT CONDO
D,.sii, [L 3BR,2BA condu. Light ad right 2BR/2BA turnkey furnished condo. Top floor
end unit with waterview and dramatic foyer with cathedral ceilings, view of bay over pool.
entrance. $119,900 $109,900
PERICO BAY CLUB ISLAND HOME W/RENTAL INCOME
Ground floor 2BR/2BA with serene water views 3BR/3BA home with 1/1 rental unit. Home
from the living room, dining room, kitchen and has ceramic tile throughout, cathedral ceilings
master bedroom. Open floor plan with screened and large kitchen. Oversized garage and room
terrace overlooking lake. $112,000 for a pool! Priced to sell at $199,000.
WATERFRONT CEDARS EAST CONDO
PRICE REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE! 2BR/2BA townhouse in tennis resort with easy
Panoramic waterfront view! Outdoor living at access to courts and beach. Large rooms on
its very best in this 2 BR/2BA home. Fireplace two levels. One-car garage. Owner motivated.
and extras to numerous to list. Fruit trees ga- $195,000
lore, two boats to enjoy, great fishing. $199,000
This week's featured property 202 24th St., The Chroquctte Triplex
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Call Propery Manager Valerie Kruse 778-6665
Call Properly Manager Valerie Kruse 778-6665
Fantastic Gulf view from this two-story second-floor
apartment! Located 100 feet from "natural beach" in
quaint Anna Maria City. Offering second unit for rental
income while you enjoy your vacation on the Island!
Both units furnished and total price is only $419,500!
MARIE 1g LIC REAL ESTATE
FRANKLIN REALTY BROKER
"We ARE the Island.
9805 Gulf Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria, Florida 34216
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250
ANNA MARIA BAYFRONT LOT at 834 S. Bay Blvd.
includes a front wall with gate and asphalt drive-
way, a seawall in very good repair, some sandy
beach to walk, and 19,600 (100x196) square feet
of land to build a better house than the one that
burned down in the 1960s. Asking $400,000.
Doug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, FI 34216
Phone & Fax: (941)778-1222
Im PAGE 36 1 NOVEMBER 11, 1998 N THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
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