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FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE NOVEMBER 18, 1998
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Residents, coaches oppose
Holmes Beach field plan
By Pat Copeland
Controversy arose last week after Holmes Beach
Public Works Supervisor Joe Duennes recommended
that the city's new Babe Ruth ball field be returned to
its original configuration.
Home plate has traditionally been at the Flotilla Drive
end of the field. After hearing concerns about safety from
local coaches last year, the city planned to reposition the
field. The turn would move home plate to the end near the
fire station and the city's public works area.
The field will be constructed by the Manatee
County Public Works Department according to the
Duennes said if the ball field is turned:
It will cost the city $15,000 to $20,000 to haul fill
dirt to level the field. The county provides the dirt.
The ball field fence and foul pole will overlap the
soccer field and will have to be moved when soccer
players want to use the field.
The public works bunkers will have to be placed
in the parking lot near the ball field's rest rooms rather
than next to the fire station.
The parking lot and rest rooms will be inconve-
nient for players and spectators.
"The reason for all this dirt is for the ball field to
be raised and sloped," Building Inspector Bill Saunders
added. "A portion of it is included in the soccer field,
which would be pitched and I don't think that's permit-
ted in soccer."
City hall architect Pat Fletcher said the new con-
figuration would require removal of part of a dedicated
street and catch basins there must be buried.
Resident Al Bouziane said commissioners should
consider the safety issues. If the field is not turned he said:
Foul balls will endanger children and adults who
walk and bicycle on Flotilla Drive.
The afternoon sun will be in the batter's eyes.
rather than in the pitcher's eyes.
A pitcher can shield his eyes from the sun with his
glove, while a batter must keep both hands on the bat,
added another resident. Also, a batted ball goes a quar-
ter of the speed of a pitched ball.
Commission Chairman Don Maloney said the ball
field has been there since the mid-1970s and noted,
"When you live at the end of the runway, you have to
expect some airplanes."
Bouziane pointed out that the field was generally used
for softball, not baseball. Resident Don Faasse added that
Babe Ruth balls travel at speeds of 60 to 70 mph.
"The new 59th Street that we're constructing to
meet the concerns of the people on Flotilla Drive re-
duced the length of the soccer field by 40 feet to 290
feet." Maloney said. "By putting home plate near Flo-
tilla Drive, we get that 40 feet back."
"If the soccer field is reduced to 290 feet, it becomes
non-regulation," Danny Mitchell of the Island Football
Club noted. "The minimum length is 300 feet. That will
affect every child over the age of 11 on this Island. They
will have to continue to go off the Island to play soccer."
"I'm almost $100,000 short on next year's budget
already, so $15,00 to $20,000 is going to make a lot of
difference," Mayor Carol Whitmore said. "Keep it the
old way or don't do it at all."
Bouziane said residents could raise the money to
pay to haul the fill dirt, and Maloney said it's not just
a matter of money.
Resident Gib Bergquist, a 14-year Little League
coach, said when his players practiced on the Holmes
Beach field, he had to move the pitcher near third base
so the batter could see the ball because of the sun.
"Here we've named a field after one of the great
perfectionists of baseball, Birdie Tebbetts, and we're
going to start off with a flawed field," Bergquist noted.
"It doesn't fit the specs and it doesn't protect the play-
ers. It's a crying shame if we move that field back.
Let's do something right for once."
Commissioner Luke Courtney said the problem
could be solved by retaining the traditional location and
installing lighting around the field. Whitmore said the
fund for ball field lighting contains S 12,000 and light-
ing would cost $70,000.
In consensus, Commissioners Roger Lutz, Sandy
Haas-Martens and Pat Geyer favored the traditional
configuration. Maloney said he plans to take a vote on
the issue at the Nov. 24 meeting.
By Susan K. Kesselring
Owners of two Anna Maria restaurants would like
the City of Anna Maria to amend its current alcoholic
beverage ordinance to allow them to serve beer and
The current ordinance, last amended in March
1996, states that a restaurant can't be issued a license
to sell alcohol within 2,500 feet of another restaurant
serving alcohol, or within 2,500 feet of a church. There
are presently seven restaurants in Anna Maria with city
and state alcohol licenses unaffected because they were
established before the city's ordinance took effect.
Ed Spring, Sign of the Mermaid owner, and Ato
Kelly, owner of Ato's Island Restaurant, were at city
hall Nov. 10 to participate in a discussion with mem-
bers of the commission. Possible solutions to their re-
quest for alcohol service at their respective establish-
ments include rewriting the ordinance regarding the
distance requirement, or making an exception to the
On the other side of the spectrum were residents'
views that the commission do nothing to accommodate
the two restaurant owners.
Commissioner Max Znika said that if an exception
was made for these two restaurants, a non-transferable
license would be issued. The license would only per-
tain to the current owners and could not be sold or
transferred to another establishment.
Spring told the commission that expenses for his
business continually go up. He said he has to carry the
same liability insurance as larger establishments such
as the Sandbar or Beach Bistro, but he is unable to reap
profits from beer and wine sales to help offset rising
costs of insurance, labor and other expenses. He said
his insurance has gone up 49 percent in the past year
and he can't raise his prices any more because he has
reached a ceiling.
"I need the profit from the beer and wine sales ...
I'm struggling day in and day out," Spring said. "I love
Anna Maria and I don't want to go anywhere else, but
it's really hard right now."
Resident Bill Worth said he couldn't believe his
eyes when he saw the topic on the agenda. "We've
hashed this out before," he told the commission. "None
of you are new. This will break open the whole city. I
don't think there are just two who want a license.
"There are others who are watching and waiting to
see what the city will do. Let's reach a consensus that
it goes off the agenda and the status quo remains the
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IU PAGE 2 0 NOVEMBER 18, 1998 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Lot owner objects to Privateers boat float return
By Pat Copeland
The Anna Maria Island Privateers' bid to return
their boat float to the Island and park it on the vacant
lot at the corner of Clark Lane and Clark Drive in
Holmes Beach has been thwarted.
The Privateers had parked their boat float on the
vacant, unbuildable lot for more than 20 years. How-
ever, during the tenure of Mayor Bob VanWagoner,
they were forced to leave the city.
Citing. the city's trailer ordinance, which states
that a trailer cannot be parked on a vacant lot,
VanWagoner instructed the city code enforcement
officer to cite the lot's owner.
Last month, at Mayor Carol Whitmore's request,
commissioners agreed to explore the possibility of
the float's return. However, last week commission-
ers agreed it is a moot point after receiving a letter
from the property's trustee opposing the move.
Donald L. Clark said he is the trustee of the
property once owned by his father, Morton L. Clark,
which is now owned by the Morton L. Clark Trust.
"I do not know what permission may or may not
have been granted 20 years ago regarding their park-
ing a float on part of my father's property,".Clark said.
"Many things change over the course of 20 years.
Homes are built, residents come and go and my father
"What I know today is the local homeowners do
not want a float in their neighborhood. I would not
want a float in my neighborhood either. Anyone using
any of the trust property without permission will be
considered trespassers and I expect the Holmes Beach
The Privateers boat float probably won't return to its old home on Clark Drive. There is still a chance the
popular parade vehicle will return to the Island, though. Islander Photo: Paul Roat
police to arrest and prosecute them."
Code Enforcement Officer Walter Wunderlich
presented result-s of a survey of residents in the
Three favored the float's return and seven op-
posed it. Commissioners also received two lengthy
letters opposing the float's return.
Commissioner Luke Courtney said that his offer
to allow the Privateers to park their float on his lot
at 7902 Palm Drive still stands.
Hard drive is on for computers
Fundraisers are shifting into overdrive for the
fundraising campaign to to equip and open the
Kronus Community Technology Center at Anna
Maria Elementary School.
The goal is $25,000 to match the $25,000 al-
ready given by the three Island cities and the town
of Longboat Key.
Those funds, plus another $25,000 the Anna
Maria Island Chamber of Commerce has promised
to raise from grants and foundations, will go toward
setting up 15 computer training stations and provid-
The center will be named for the school's long-
time principal, Jim Kronus. He has led this and
many other cutting-edge programs through his
years in the Island.
KCTC will be serve school children during days
and adults in the evenings, using both IBM-compat-
ible personal computer and Macintosh platforms.
Youngsters' classes will emphasize career explo-
ration and training as part of the World of Work
(WOW) program, also instituted by Kronus. It provides
children a mentoring program in the business commu-
nity and "shadowing" visits to businesses they want to
learn more about.
Adults will study the same areas as well as basic
computer operations on an introductory level, includ-
ing Internet, word processing and financial manage-
ment, all taught by professionally trained computer
The portable building being provided by the Mana-
tee County School District is to arrive just after Christ-
mas vacation and be operational in late January -just
in time for Kronus' retirement.
"Mr. Kronus has introduced many of us and our
children to the technology age," said Janet Aubry, who
has been an active volunteer in the school for 12 years
and is on the fundraising team.
"His vision has enabled the children of Anna
Maria Island to be one step ahead as they leave the
Island to progress through school and the work-
"Creation of the Kronus Community Techni-
cal Center is the best way to make sure that every-
one on the Island of any age or level can success-
fully compete in an ever-changing technological
"I can't think of a more fitting legacy for Mr.
Kronus, or a better way to thank him and say good-
bye, than to give generously to making his dream
for us come true."
Active fundraisers are Don Schroeder, Pat
Geyer, Don Maloney, Gale Carter, Brenda Katz,
Ed Chiles, Aubry and Kronus himself.
Pledge cards are available in various Island
locations, including the school and The Islander
Alcohol sales in Anna Maria debated again
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same," Worth said.
Resident Norton Ness responded, saying Worth's
arguments are extreme overkill. Ness said he has a
problem with the language of the ordinance requiring
a distance of 2,500 feet between a church and an estab-
lishment serving alcoholic beverages.
"I don't understand why this institution should be
so privileged," he said. "I think it borders on unconsti-
tutional and un-American." Ness said he'd like the city
to rewrite the ordinance excluding the church clause.
Doug Copeland, a member of the city's planning
and zoning board, spoke on behalf of the two busi-
nesses. He said they have established themselves as
responsible vendors. "To answer Mr. Worth's question
of why this keeps coming back, it is because most of
us understand the law is unfair. It was passed to elimi-
nate any further alcohol sales in the city," Copeland
Allowing Spring and Kelly to obtain a beer and
wine license will not increase alcohol consumption in
the city, Copeland added.
Ato's and Sign of the Mermaid presently have state
"bottle licenses," unregulated by the city, which allow
patrons to bring their own alcoholic beverages for con-
sumption on the restaurant's premises.
Kelly said she would like to increase her bottom
line and make her customers happy. Offering them beer
or wine with their dinner or lunch will accomplish that,
she said. "Right now it is OK for them to drink beer and
wine if they bring it in. I lose business because many
people want a glass of wine with dinner. I can't serve
it to them so they leave. We want to have it available."
Resident Barbara Moerk said she had no objections
to the owners' requests, but asked the city to clarify
what it actually proposed to do as far as changing the
ordinance. She said if the city commission wasn't care-
ful, it may open the city up to a string of bars on Pine
Avenue in the future.
Wolfe said, "A city can do almost anything a city
wants to do with its own laws." He suggested the com-
mission look into making a special exception for the
two restaurants including the Tip of the Island.
Wolfe said the Tip currently has a beer and wine
license but owners want to obtain a liquor license.
He said he didn't want to leave them out because
they were left out the last few times the city revised
Tip of the Island has recently changed from a
breakfast and lunch restaurant to a "pub and grill."
Mayor Chuck Shumard said, "I think most of us
here are interested in solving the problem for them and
if we can legally do it, I don't see there's a problem that
they profit from beer and wine sales."
Residents Diane Canniff and Georgia Van Cleave
differed in opinion on the subject of commercial and
Canniff said the people who own these restaurants
knew they could not have beer and wine when they
opened them and doesn't see this as a good enough
reason to change an ordinance. She reminded everyone
that Anna Maria is a residential community.
Van Cleave agreed that there's a fine line between
accommodating both residential and commercial areas,
but she said the city has a commercial zone also and
recommended the commission explore adopting a code
variance for these "two fine institutions."
"We are here to serve people.... We are not here to
challenge anybody, we're here to hopefully make
things work for everybody," said Commissioner
George McKay. He said he would like to hear residents
come forward with their views.
"I'm open to both sides," McKay said, adding he
will vote with what the people want.
Shumard ended the discussion, saying he has many
ideas to work with. He said he will meet with the city
attorney to come up with several solutions before
bringing the issue back to the table.
Shumard said he would like to be able to find a
solution without changing the ordinance.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N NOVEMBER 18, 1998 0 PAGE 3 Mi
Bradenton Beach lighting contest, party coming up
It's time to dig out those holiday decorations and ebration for the whole family," organizers say, urging lude, which begins at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 26. Those planning
ruce up the house if you want to make a cool $150. everyone on the Island to "come sing in the holidays on attending are urged to bring lawn chair seating.
The Bradenton Beach "celebration of light" contest and be a part of a new Island tradition." The holiday lighting contest and Christmas Prelude
coming up, with judging to be held at 7 p.m. Tues- The singalong program will feature choral singing are sponsored by the Bradenton Beach Christmas Pre-
.y, Nov. 24, when judges will travel up and down with a holiday theme. lude Committee. For more information, call 778-4845
ery street in the city to view decorations. Among the groups scheduled to perform are the or 778-3113.
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First price is $150 for each category; second prize is
$75. Winners will be announced Thanksgiving night
during the Second Annual Christmas Prelude, held at
the clock tower on Bridge Street.
The Christmas Prelude is a "musical and light cel-
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Church, Cub Scout Pack #7 of Anna Maria Island,
Brownie Troop #71 of Anna Maria Island, Girls Scout
Troop #39 of Anna Maria Island and Cortez, and
Turner Chapel AME Church of Palmetto.
Santa Claus will also make an appearance at the pre-
Who turned on water in Anna Maria?
By Susan K. Kesselring
Anna Maria's public works department personnel
knew there was a problem Thursday, Nov. 8, when they
saw water flowing freely in city ditches around 11 a.m.
Soon after, the city learned from Manatee County
that there was a broken water line somewhere in the
area encompassed by Willow and Pine Avenues and
Gulf Drive and South Bay Boulevard.
According to Public Works Director Phil
Charnock, county crews "flooded the city" by turning
Nov. 19, 1 p.m., city commission meeting agenda:
informational presentation on enhancing skills of local
governing, emergency management expense disburse-
ment discussion, police chief salary discussion, Anna
Maria Island Art League banner request, Beach House
restaurant New Years Eve fireworks request, Bridge
Street landscape discussion, Bridge Street-Gulf Drive
crosswalk reconstruction discussion, Cortez Road wel-
come sign-irrigation discussion, citywide garage sale
date discussion, Bridge Port condominium sprinkler
timer discussion, consent agenda and public comments.
valves on and off when they tried to locate the break.
Hydrants ran on and off for two hours. Once the break
was located, the county turned on the water again to
free the water lines from air and debris.
When it was all over, the roads and ground were
Charnock said that at one point, the county turned
the water back on so the Anna Maria Oyster Bar res-
taurant at the City Pier could get enough water stored
for its lunch business.
Charnock also said that the break was not caused
by work ongoing for the city's stormwater drainage
project, but while county crews were working they
made adjustments to pipes along the project route, cut-
ting and capping along the old loop system.
We're just a
bunch of turkeys
Don't look for office staff at The Islander By-
stander over the Thanksgiving holiday. The office will
be closed Nov. 26-29.
Early deadlines apply for all display advertising.
Businesses should contact their sales representative for
information. Classified advertising will be accepted
until noon Monday, Nov. 23 for the Nov. 25 issue and
until noon Monday, Nov. 30, for the Dec. 2 issue.
Anna Maria City
11/23, 7:30 p.m., Planning and Zoning Board
11/24, 7:30 p.m., Commission meeting
11/19, 1 p.m., Commission meeting
11/20, 10 a.m., Commission work session on
11/20, 9 a.m., Code Enforcement Board
11/24, 8:30 a.m., Canal Commission
11/24, 7 p.m., Commission meeting
11/19, 7 p.m., Anna Maria/West Side Fire
Districts, Station 1, 6001 Marina Drive, Holmes
11/23, 9:30 a.m., Sarasota-Manatee Metropoli-
tan Planning Organization, Sudakoff Hall, USF
SThe following will be closed on Nov. 26 and
27: City offices in Anna Maria, Bradenton
Beach, Holmes Beach and Longboat Key, the
Anna Maria/West Side Fire District administra-
tive offices and the Island Branch Library.
Tingley Memorial Library will be closed on
Thanksgiving but will be open on Friday and
*.There will be no Waste Management garbage
collection on Nov. 26. It is rescheduled for
Saturday, Nov. 28.
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li PAGE 4 N NOVEMBER 18, 1998 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Treasurer concerned about Holmes Beach funds
By Pat Copeland
Holmes Beach Treasurer Rick Ashley has asked
commissioners to.consider how the city will handle the
loss of its infrastructure tax money.
The city has received $400,000 per year for the
past four-and-a-half years from the school's one-cent
sales tax. The money must be used for infrastructure
projects. The tax will end on June 30, 1999..
The city had hoped Manatee County's bid for a
one-cent sales tax in the recent election would be ap-
proved, thus continuing the city's flow of infrastructure
money. The city stood to receive the same annual
amount as it had from the school's tax; however, the
tax failed at the polls.
"Not only will the money not be coming in, but the
end of the infrastructure tax means that the city will
have to fund the future years' loan payments for the
new city hall complex from the existing revenue
sources pledged," Ashley said in a memo to commis-
sioners. "This will reduce income currently used for
ongoing operations in the budget for future years by
over $150,000 annually."
Ashley advised commissioners to develop a list of
ongoing and future projects already approved or dis-
cussed and re-evaluate and prioritize them.
"A decision needs to be made as to whether we are
going to try and take any funds left in the infrastructure
fund and apply them to the city hall complex loan or if
we are going to continue spending the existing moneys
on other projects," Ashley noted.
Due to the loss of the tax money, commissioners
should not consider advancing the money to the Florida
Department of Transportation for construction of the
city's bike lane, Ashley recommended.
The Florida Department of Transportation recently
offered the City of Holmes Beach the opportunity to
enter into an advance/payback agreement. In this agree-
ment, the city would advance $200,000 to the DOT for
Phase II of its bicycle lane and DOT would pay back
the city in 2001-02.
The city's bicycle lane construction has been
funded in two phases. Phase I was funded for $152,000
for the fiscal year 1999-2000. Phase II was funded for
$215,000 for the fiscal year 2001-02.
However, Mayor Carol Whitmore said she was
informed by Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning
Organization representatives last week that the funding
for the city's bike lane has been moved back a year.
The bike lane will run from the south end of the
city along Gulf Drive to East Bay Drive to Manatee
Avenue past the Manatee County Public Beach to
Marina Drive to Palm Drive and back to Gulf Drive at
You can't get there from here
Visitors to Homes Beach City Hall last week were
surprised to find the entryway inaccessible. Con-
struction workers were removing the old asphalt
entrance in preparation for installing a new street
and the entry to the new facilities. Islander
Photo: Pat Copeland.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N NOVEMBER 18, 1998 0 PAGE 5 IE
Commission may regulate use of rights of way
By Pat Copeland
The Holmes Beach City Commission has in-
structed its attorney to draft an ordinance governing
uses of the city's rights of way.
The issue came up several months ago and was
tabled. City Attorney Patricia Petruff told officials that
residents have increasingly trespassed in the rights of
way by constructing buildings and installing landscap-
ing and irrigation systems.
In drafting an ordinance, commissioners should
consider the impact on street parking, liability, safety
issues, aesthetics and compensation for use, she said.
Building department officials made numerous rec-
ommendations on the problems they have encountered.
"I tried to identify what we see as problems on the
rights of way and give recommendations on what we
think would work," Code Enforcement Officer Walt
Wunderlich said. "We have fences, signs, flagpoles and
all kinds of things in the rights of way and we have no
way to enforce these codes, which makes it very diffi-
Wunderlich made the following recommendations:
Fences Do not allow any fences in the rights
of way, remove existing fences and do not allow any
Commercial signs Follow the same regula-
The Anna Maria Fire District Cadets are sell-
ing raffle tickets until Dec. 21 to raise funds for the
cadet program. The program currently has 10 ca-
dets from 13 to 17 years of age.
Tickets are $1 each, or six for $5. They are avail-
able from the cadets, group advisors, Rich Losek and
Danny Stephens, or at the fire district administrative
office, 6001 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Prizes to be raffled include:
Dinner for two at the Sign of the Mermaid
The Anna Maria Island Community Center's
Board of Directors last week voted to drop its bid
to renovate and use the old Holmes Beach City
According to Commissioner Luke Courtney,
the commission's liaison to the Center, the board
took the action in order to end the divisive issue and
promote harmony in the city.
Representatives of the Center had lobbied Holmes
Beach commissioners for months, seeking use of the
building to provide teen programs. However, a major-
tions as for fences with the following exceptions: Signs
under three feet in height may be permitted upon the
filing of a no-cost permit and building department ap-
proval. No signs may be erected on any street comer lot
within the 25 feet triangulation area.
Landscaping Be very specific on what types
of landscaping are permitted. Require the filing of a no-
cost permit and building department approval.
Irrigation Require the filing of a no-cost per-
A mountain bicycle donated by Bradenton
Bicycle and Kayak.
A portable CD/cassette player.
A $50 gift certificate from Circuit City.
A rod and reel donated by Island Discount
The drawing will be held on Dec. 21 at the fire
district administrative office. Winners do not have
to be present to claim their prizes.
ity of the commissioners wanted to tear down the
building and install a park for all residents.
Courtney said the Center "wishes to pursue the
gracious offer made by various commissioners to
obtain the use of land on the city hall complex to
build new building." He said at its next meeting
the commission should determine what area of
land could be leased to the Center.
Commissioner Chairman Don Maloney said
he plans to place the issue on the Nov. 24 meet-
mit and building department approval. Owners must
take all risk in installing irrigation systems and the sys-
tems must not interfere with the public's right to use the
rights of way.
Structures Do not allow any structures in the
rights of way, remove existing structures and do not
allow any grandfathering.
Building Official Bill Saunders said landscaping
should be under two feet in height.
"Having no grandfathering is totally unaccept-
able," Commissioner Luke Courtney said. "We have so
many places that have done this for 30 years and there's
no reason for you to make them remove it. All the
motels along Gulf Drive have things in the rights of
Commission Chairman Don Maloney said Waste
Management and the county's emergency medical ser-
vice have complained about irrigation nozzles that resi-
dents have attempted to protect with pieces of pipe that
jut above the ground.
"If you come along, you might take down their ir-
rigation system, but you'll also take down your tire,"
Commissioners plan to discuss a draft ordinance
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Islander Bystander office on various machines called
'Talking Moose" announced functions performed as they
occurred on the screen. It had an action icon, with eye-
brows and moving moose mouth, seemingly talking, that
popped up on the screen to go with the announcements.
From time to time, as a "save" reminder, the moose
popped up unexpected with an amusing sometimes
irreverent phrase or greeting.
One of the favorites was, "Time flies like an arrow,
fruit flies like a banana." Another was, "It's better to be
pissed off than pissed on."
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blurted out with customers in the office.
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lander Bystander during the six years we've published.
"Never a dull moment" comes to mind.
In fact, it's still remarkable when there's a quiet pas-
sage of time. When advertising for office help we always
state: "Busy.office" and that's no exaggeration.
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from almost the beginning, News Editor Paul Roat would
surely agree: Some days it seems we've been doing this
for many, many years, other days you'd swear the venture
was still new.
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opposition to replacement of the Anna Maria Bridge with
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six years to resolve, but finally, we won out.
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struction of a new $1.4 million city hall in Holmes Beach.
Opposed the cost, the design and the sheer grandeur of
space for a city that has very little room to grow. Need-
less to say, it sticks in the craw to walk and drive past the
nearly completed "Taj Mahal" (Commissioner Roger
Lutz's term) with its expanse of offices and police depart-
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Catch that MCAT
Please allow me to respond to a recent Letter to the
Editor from Mr. Gary Cremeans, Trolley Systems of
America, regarding his comments pertaining to Mana-
tee County Area Transit (MCAT).
Since its inception, MCAT has made advertising
opportunities available to businesses and organizations,
whether interior ads ($12-$20/month) or exterior ads
(ranging from $39 to $138/month). Beginning in 1996
we made full-wrap advertising available and indeed it
has been successful. Current rates are approximately
$700 per month with discounts for multi-year and for
multiple buses with the same advertiser (as opposed to
$1,400/month as stated by Mr. Cremeans). MCAT's
advertising revenues have tripled in the past three years
due, in large part, to full-wrap advertising; advertising
revenue totaled almost $88,000 for 1998.
Increased local advertising revenues are vitally-
needed since they supplement county government (lo-
cal taxes) support. This is especially critical since op-
erating grants for local transit systems provided by the
Federal Transit Administration have ended. Federal
grants had previously been subsidizing approximately
25 percent of MCAT's operation (including the door-
to-door Handy Bus paratransit service).
MCAT's operating budget is approximately $3.1
million with about $1.4 million coming from Manatee
County Government. This calculates to a subsidy of 45
percent, a fairly typical ratio for a small transit system
that also operates a rather expensive paratransit system.
MCAT's 58 employees operate 34 buses providing
over 1,000,000 revenue-miles of service for the public
with very modest fares and free transfers.
MCAT is very proud of its excellent service record
(receiving safety awards for the past ten consecutive
years) and we welcome the opportunity to share infor-
mation concerning any aspect of our operation with any
and all who are interested.
Carl L. Gaites, Transit Division Manager
Hit and run victim seeks help
On Sunday, Nov. 8, around 1:30 p.m., I was in-
volved in a hit and run accident. I was riding my bike
west on Cortez Road just before the bridge to the
beach. A woman in a big canary-yellow car hit me. We
did not get a license plate number. If anyone witnessed
the accident or has information on the vehicle in ques-
tion, please call the Florida Highway Patrol at 751-
7647 with case number 98-03-14494-15, or contact
Tabatha Perez at 756-6121, 8:30 a.m. to noon.
I also want to thank the concerned citizens who
stopped to help me.
Theresa McGee, Bradenton
Editor's note: Theresa McGee suffered a dislocated
shoulder, hip problems and a bad case of road rash as
a result of the crash. She has incurred medical bills and
is home recovering from her injuries. The description
of the car's driver is an elderly woman, possibly in her
70s, with shoulder-length, dark gray hair. The car is
thought to be a yellow Cadillac.
A happy ending
As a part time resident-property owner on the is-
land, you hope you never get a phone call from your
property manager, informing you of water damage to
your condo. I recently received this dreaded call, and
it's quite upsetting. Besides the hassle of cleanup
and repair, there's the issue of who pays. The insur-
ance companies argue over who is at fault or negli-
gent, and it can drag on and on.
In my case, the investigation showed that work
done several months ago by LaPensee Plumbing
may have caused the problem. Even though the work
in question was out of warranty, and they technically
weren't liable, LaPensee felt a moral obligation. In
the spirit of maintaining their name and reputation,
they sent me a check that covers a substantial
amount of the damage.
I would like the past and potential customers of
LaPensee Plumbing to be aware of their honorable
business practices and show my appreciation for this
Mike Davis, Holmes Beach
For more of Your Opinions,
see page 8
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N NOVEMBER 18, 1998 0 PAGE 7 K
THOSE WERE THE BAYS
Part 6, The Life and Loves of Hernando De Soto
by June Alder
Vasco Nuiifez de
erer of the
was a tragic
figure in the
story of Spain's
conquest of the
DEATH AT HIGH NOON
The feud between 78-year-old
Pedrarias Divila, governor of Panama,
and his much younger predecessor,
Vasco Ntfiez de Balboa, dragged on for
five years. Each tried to outdo the other.
While Pedrarias's men roamed the Isth-
mus of Panama stealing gold from In-
dian burial grounds and seizing natives
to be sold as slaves, Balboa concentrated
on exploring the Pacific coastline.
The situation came to a head in
1518 when the new king of Spain,
Charles I, let it be known he planned to
install a new governor. Pedrarias
blamed Balboa and quickly set in mo-
tion a plot to get rid of his enemy for
good and all.
One day as Balboa was hard at work
in his shipyard, a messenger from the
capital city of Acla arrived. The gover-
nor needed to consult with Balboa. He
must come at once.
Balboa probably suspected
Pedrarias was up to no good. But after
considering various unpleasant alterna-
tives if he refused to carry out the old
dictator's wishes, Balboa complied.
He walked into a trap. As soon as
reached the city gate he was arrested for
treason and thrown into prison. The
main charge was that he had instigated
rebellion against the governor. He also
was accused of keeping plunder for him-
self and living in sin with an Indian girl.
The other times Balboa had been
nabbed by Pedrarias he had been pro-
tected by the local bishop and
Pedrarias's wife, Dofia Isabella. But this
time the bishop was back in Spain and
Isabella's powers of persuasion failed
In the hasty trial Balboa was found
guilty, of course. The sentence was
The evening before Balboa was to
die, a visitor came to Balboa's cell. It
was Hernando De Soto. He was risking
not only his career but his life to say
farewell to his old friend.
On the morning of Jan. 21, 1519, as
the sun was rising behind the dark out-
line of the mountains of Acla, a crowd
of and settlers and neighboring Indians
began to fill the town square. A hush fell
as Balboa was led out in chains. Mu-
nicipal officials filed in, the town crier
going before them proclaiming: "This
is the justice which our lord the King
and Pedrarias his lieutenant commands
to be done upon this man as a traitor
and usurper of the lands subject to the
To this Balboa criedOout in a loud
voice: "Lies! I have served the King
loyally and my only wish has been to
increase his domain. I appeal this sen-
tence to Crown and the Council of the
Pedrarias was nowhere to be seen.
He had sequestered himself in a hut
nearby to watch through a chink in the
wall. A document of appeal drawn up
beforehand was handed to him. It was
almost noon when the answer came -
there was to be no last-minute reprieve.
Having knelt before a priest to re-
ceive the Blessed Sacrament, Balboa
laid his head upon the block. Drums
rolled as the executioner swung his ax
and ended Balboa's life. For days after-
wards people shuddered at the sight of
his severed head impaled on a pike on
a corner of the piazza a grisly warn-
ing to any other challengers to
That's not quite the end of the
story. In 1520 the King appointed a
new governor, but within hours of his
ship's arrival, the new man was found
dead in his cabin. From then on, when
the crafty old villain's name was spo-
ken women and children crossed them-
selves. Perhaps even the King feared
Pedrarias for he allowed him to remain
in office for another seven years until
his death in 1531 at the age of 91.
It is said that Hernando De Soto
was at his bedside toward the end. If so,
De Soto's solicitude was not out of
love for his patron but because of his
love for his chaste and beautiful daugh-
ter Isabel, now far away in Spain
though never out of his thoughts.
Next: A love affair
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Y U R J O f INO
Lessons in ballpark safety
The purpose of this letter is to remind everyone
why we chose the new configuration of the ball
For the safety of the children both on and off the
field. As stated in the Official Regulations and Play-
ing Rules (paragraph 1,04) "... the line from home
base through the pitcher's plate to second base shall
run east-northeast." 'The orientation of the old field
has this line running almost 180 degrees in the op-
posite direction (running southwest) which has the
sun shining directly in the eyes of both the batters
and catchers. Imagine your child in the batters box
taking a 70-80 mile fast ball with the sun in their
eyes... will he see the ball well enough to get out of
the way of a bad pitch? (If you don't believe this is
of concern, ask any of tire Little League coaches at
G.T. Bray Park about afternoon games on Bray's
field number three.) Orienting the field properly
eliminates this. Also, each one of the homes on Flo-
tilla have young "bike-riding" children living there
and folks from Westbay Point and Moorings are
constantly walking up and down the Flotilla Drive
sidewalk, all in risk of the ever present foul ball or
wild throw. Again, orienting the field property mini-
mizes these risk.
Minimize property damage. The orientation of
the old ball places the homes and automobiles along
Flotilla Drive and those parked in the 62nd Street
parking lot (across from the tennis courts) at consid-
erable risk. For those who say "simply build a big-
ger backstop," ask Danny Hopkins, director of
Manatee County Parks and Recreation, about the
backstop at the Palmetto Boys and Girls Club ball
field. After numerous modifications, i.e. adding a lip
at the top of tire backstop extending toward the field
and adding netting above the backstop along the
baseline, Mr. Hopkins said. "I don't know if it's
possible to eliminate every ball" (Reference:
Bradenton Herald, December 8, 1997). The law suit
by Robert and Hope Rychmans against Manatee
County Parks and Recreation is still in litigation for
property damages to their home in Palmetto. Mr.
Rychmans also relayed the incident about the elderly
lady who, while driving near the ball field, had a foul
ball smash through her windshield. Luckily she was
not injured, but was shaken. Locating home plate
back towards the southwest corner of the property
between the fire station and the public works depart-
ment will virtually eliminate these risks.
We need to build this field right the first time
and not sacrifice safety. If we have to overcome a
few hurtles to insure safety, then let's do it. Remem-
ber, according to our city's attorney, although Mana-
tee County Parks and Recreation will be allowed to
use the field anytime, it is not scheduled by our is-
land team, it is the City of Holmes Beach that is held
liable for any and all damages that result from activi-
ties at the field, not Manatee County,
Alan C. Bouziane, Holmes Beach
Trouble in paradise
Our little piece of paradise has a very serious
problem. In every edition of your paper there is a re-
port of one or more burglaries to automobiles that
takes place at one of our fine beaches. My heart goes
out to those who have been robbed. Often I read
reports of visas being taken, airline tickets, credit
cards, cash and other very important property. Can
you imagine the problems a foreign tourist, or any
tourist for that matter, incurs when they have been
robbed of their visa, cash and credit cards? Do you
think that they, their friends or other family members
will ever return?
Why is there no outcry from business owners,
the Chambers of Commerce, the citizens and your
paper to put a stop to this human tragedy? Why do
we blame the tourist for not hiding everything in-
stead of the thief who preys on our friends and visi-
tors? Why can't we have a decoy vehicle set up to
see who comes to rob it? Why can't police sit and
watch in an unmarked car? Or, if the police don't
have the time and man power, why can't citizens
volunteer to participate in a crime watch program at
our beach parking lots.
Put yourself in this scenario. You are a tourist
visiting Coquina Beach. To protect yourself you
lock everything that is important to you in the trunk.
After a few hours you return to your car to find a
window broken. You reach down and push the trunk
release that is located by the driver's seat. You walk
to the back of the car and find your trunk is empty.
Your money is gone, your traveler checks are gone,
your credit cards are gone, your eye glasses are
gone, your visa is gone, nothing is left, you have
been wiped out. Your breathing becomes shallow,
your heart begins to beat faster, tears well up in your
eyes ...Welcome to Paradise!
We must do something now!
George Mendez, Bradenton Beach
New idea for old city hall
The soon-to-be-vacated city buildings were used as
a pawn in the decision to construct a new city hall. The
voters were led to believe they were unfit and too costly
to renovate, thus our new city hall. Fine and dandy, but
don't tell the voters now that they are habitable or could
be used for this or that.
All three buildings should be torn down to be left
for open space as our own Beautification Advisory
Board suggests. With the library, new city hall and fire
station all nice looking buildings, these old buildings
seem to stand out, even with some face lifting.
All should come down and a new public works
compound built to architecturally blend in.
Ed Hollins, Holmes Beach
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A message from Don Maloney, Holmes Beach City
In the recent election like in many elections before
- close to the majority of registered voters lived up.to
their silent objective. Just over 51 percent of Manatee's
registered voters again made all the decisions.
I'm determined to encourage that silent majority to
become noisy. Even if citizens won't go to the polls,
maybe we can at least get more than the usual dozen or
so to attend our commission meetings. Too often, we
are making decisions affecting the entire city after hear-
ing from only an active minority.
I believe the major reason that citizens don't come
to meetings is that they don't know ahead of time what
subjects will be addressed at those meetings. I take full
responsibility for that because we don't tell enough of
them what we are up to. Most persons read about what
we've done after we've done it.
Most commission meetings are held on Tuesdays.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER E NOVEMBER 18, 1998 0 PAGE 9 
speak up, silent majority
On the prior Friday, an agenda is published and dis-
played at city hall, the police station, the Island Branch
Library and at Home TrueValue Hardware.
Obviously, the silent majority needs wider notice.
So, I'm seeking the names and addresses of the heads
of the city civic, neighborhood and condominium asso-
ciations. The city will mail advance copies of the agenda
to these organziations so they will know what's about to
happen if it appears to directly affect them, and whether
the word should be passed to their members.
Hopefully, at least now and then, we'll give the silent
majority reason to be at least as noisy as the minority.
Only then can the commission be close to certain that
their actions truly represent the wishes of the majority.
Want to speak up?
If you're in charge of a Holmes Beach civic, neigh-
borhood or condominium association and want to be on
the city's agenda mailing list, send your name and address
to Commissioner Don Maloney, City of Holmes Beach,
5901 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217.
Editor's note: Ideally, everyone should receive notice
of the city's meeting agendas, and we'd be pleased at
The Islander Bystander to bring that information to you
weekly in the newspaper. It merely requires the city set
the agenda a full week in advance, and postpone until
the following meeting any items that come up too late
Holmes Beach and Anna Maria commissioners
may wish to take note: Bradenton Beach meets on
Thursday, sets its next agenda on Friday, and its no-
tices are published weekly on Wednesday, the day be-
fore the next meeting.
A candidate for Holmes Beach city commission in
last year's election offered to seek changing meeting
days from Tuesday to Thursday to facilitate timelier
reporting of events. The change was never acted upon.
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Island Community Center, will be the guest speaker at the
Saturday, Nov. 21, meeting of the Holmes Beach Civic
Association. She will discuss the Center's role in address-
ing the needs of the community.
Members and the public are invited to the 10:30
a.m. meeting at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Ma-
rina Drive, Holmes Beach. For information, call Joy
Courtney at 778-5405.
Register now for junior
Todd Andrews, a 22-year instructor certified by the
United States Professional Tennis Association, is now
taking registration forgroup and individual lessons for
youths ages 6 years old and above. Instruction will be
offered on the courts at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Those interested may call Andrews at 778-7098.
Lessons will be scheduled at the convenience of stu-
See the cultural sights
The Longboat Key Center for the Arts, in conjunc-
tion with the Avenue of the Flowers Shopping Center,
will present its 10th annual cultural event from 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, in the shopping center at
Longboat's midkey traffic signal.
More than 80 displays of art will be featured in-
cluding watercolor, sculpture, photography, pottery
Refreshments will be available. For more informa-
tion, call Beth Cunningham at 383-2345.
Something for everyone
Anna Maria Garden Club is having its annual
plant, bake and white elephant sale from 9 a.m. to 1
p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at Roser Memorial Commu-
nity Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
For information, call 778-0256.
Author Echo Heron at home in Bradenton Beach
A "large books" sale is under way at Tingley Me-
morial Library in Bradenton Beach, and a coffee recep-
tion with author Echo Heron is planned for Saturday,
Oversized books priced from 50 cents to several
dollars are being sold and others are being accepted
as donations for sale to help support the not-for-profit
library. Subjects include cooking, crafts, history, travel
and science, and many of those available now are suit-
able as holiday gifts, said library volunteers.
Author Heron, who lives in Bradenton Beach, re-
cently introduced three paperback medical thrillers:
"Pulse," "Panic" and "Paradox." She also is author of
the nonfiction "Tending Lives: Nurses on the Medical
Front." She has spent 17 years in critical-care nursing.
The reception, open to the public, will be from 1 to
3 p.m. at the library, 111 Second St., behind city hall.
Details may be obtained at 779-1208.
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Dr. Marion Baker, from left, Dimitri Jansen and
Danielle Palumbo of the EARTH Club of Manatee
Community College recently gathered 600 pounds of
trash from Gulf Drive. The club has adopted the two-
mile strip of Gulf Drive between Cortez Road and
Manatee Avenue. Photo by Dr. Carl Keeler.
Fall Festival sale on
"Just a huge rummage sale," the annual Fall Fes-
tival of the Longboat Island Chapel, will be from 8 a.m.
to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at the chapel, 6200 Gulf
of Mexico Drive.
Breakfast will be served all morning and clothing,
shoes, books, craft items, appliances and all manner of
donated items will be sold by volunteers. Proceeds are
to go to the Disaster Relief Fund. Further information
is available at 383-6491.
Youth dance class starts
Dec. 2 at Center
A jazz dance class for children ages 7 through 11
years old will begin Wednesdays from 6 to 6:45 p.m.
starting Dec. 2 at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Instruction will include motor-skill warm-ups up to
full dance routines and will alternate between jazz,
pom-pom routines and gymnastics. The teacher will be
Melissa Watkins, whose professional dance and cho-
reography background also includes modeling and
cheerleading for pro basketball and hockey teams in
Chicago. She began her dance training at age 5 and is
the former director of her own performing arts center
Class size will be limited to 15 students and ad-
vance registration is mandatory. Tuition will be $30 for
four classes. To register or for more information, call
the Community Center at 778-1908.
group at Center
Are you a grandparent who is raising children
again or still? There are many others like you, feel-
ing the awesome responsibility of parenting at a time
when the joy of grandparenting was anticipated.
The Family Foundations Resource Program at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center will offer grand-
parents raising children an opportunity to get together,
share stories, brush up on parenting skills and help turn
this unique time in a grandparent's life into one of ful-
fillment and privilege.
This new group for grandparents will meet from 1
to 2 p.m. Wednesday starting Dec. 2 at the Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. No fees are involved. For
more information, call the Center at 778-1908.
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Pancake breakfast Sunday
at St. Bernard
A pancake breakfast will be served and baked
goods sold from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Sunday,
Nov. 22, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Har-
bor Drive, Holmes Beach. Price is $2.50 for adults, $1
Pancakes, sausage, orange juice and coffee are on
the menu. Information may be obtained at 778-4769.
The Thanksgiving ecumenical service of All Island
Denominations will be Wednesday, Nov. 25, Thanks-
giving eve, at 7 p.m. at Roser Memorial Community
Church, 519 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City.
Rev. Clement Walker, minister of Harvey Memo-
rial Church, will be the principal speaker and all other
clergy on Anna Maria Island have been invited to par-
The choir will be made up of members of choirs of
all Island churches.
A reception in the church hall will follow the ser-
vice, the second annual Thanksgiving ecumenical ser-
vice. Information may be obtained at 778-2758.
Join Christmas carolers
The Anna Maria Island Repertory Singers are re-
hearsing for Christmas programs to be presented at
different functions on the Island and in Bradenton.
Rehearsals take place from 9 to 11:30 a.m. every
Tuesday at Roser Memorial Community Church in the
Coleman Building, 519 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
For more information, call 778-0720.
Memory loss talk
The Visionaires, a low-vision group, will meet at
1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, at the Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Guest speaker Sandy Kehoe will talk on memory
loss and related problems.
For more information, or if transportation is
needed, call 778-5001.
Artists Guild Gallery
to host gala opening
Local artist Mary DuCharme is one of 11 women
showing work at the Artists Guild Gallery's season
opening exhibit. "Women and their Art, Dreams
Realized, will be on display from Nov. 20 through
Dec. 20. There will be an reception for the diversified
works from 6 to 8p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, with art by
Gloria Hall, Jean King, Snoopy Gates, Ann Abcott, Ann
Terhardt, Dorothy Swanberg, Mary DuCharme, Sissy
Quinn, Zoe Von Averkamp, Faye Nierman and Ginger
White. Refreshments will be served. The gallery is
located at 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. The
public is invited to attend. For more information, call
Zoe Von Averkamp at 778-6694.
Eulogy for a friend
Editor's Note: Donald Akins died at sea Nov. 6 when the
Cortez commercial fishing boat Kare Free sank as Akins
and his fishing partner went to the rescue of another boat
stuck on a reef Akins' body was found, his partner "Little
Paul" Kight is still missing. This tribute was written by a
long-time friend from Anna Maria Island.
By Thomas H. Wright
A good-old-boy friend of ours lost his life at sea
He was a commercial fisherman who had worked
the docks of Cortez for many years. He originally
hailed from Alabama, but he was every bit as much of
a Florida cracker as I've ever known.
He never amounted to much as a fisherman, but he
was fairly well recognized as a captain.
His name was Don Akins, "Captain Don."
I knew him a great many years and he could bull-
- with the best of them, but would never let you down
when you needed a hand.
He died the death of a hero, friend and humanitarian.
After securing his puny 29-foot boat in safe harbor
at Fort Jefferson in the Dry Tortugas to await the pas-
sage of then Tropical Storm Mitch, he heard a call on
the radio from another craft out of Cortez, the Miss
Donna, that was out of fuel and in trouble. Apparently
no one else was worried enough to brave the hefty seas,
but that did not deter Don.
He took off with the intent of saving his fellow
seafarers and friends. As luck and Neptune would have
it, he, his first mate and his ship succumbed to the
I, as well as countless others, will miss him desper-
God be with you, Don Akins, you were a true man
Marina Leigh Lapointe
Funeral services were Monday for Marina Leigh
Lapointe, 4-month-old daughter of William and Sherri
Lapointe of Bradenton Beach. She was born July 12
and died Thursday, Nov. 11, at Blake Medical Center.
Graveside services were at Mansion Memorial
Park Chapel of Peace, Ellenton, with Father Gerard
Finegan officiating. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home Is-
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Surviving in addition to her parents are a brother,
Dylan; paternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Harold
Lapointe of Sarasota; maternal grandparents Marcy and
Larry Gilliland of Sarasota and Larry Hennings of
Nixa, Mo.; great-grandparents Ester Canfield of Den-
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'Big Mammou' mobile home to Manatee High
By Susan K. Kesselring
Anna Copeland's creation, "Big Mammou," will
get a lot of deserved attention at a dedication and recep-
tion at Manatee High School on Thursday, Nov. 19.
The three-dimensional sculpture is a mobile mea-
suring 24 feet across and weighing approximately 300
pounds. It consists of 20 discs alternately painted red,
blue and yellow. Made from a combination of alumi-
num and steel, the discs measure two feet in diameter
and are connected by steel rods and cable. The mobile
hangs conspicuously in the foyer of the high school's
new administration building.
Invited to the unveiling are friends, faculty, mem-
bers of the school board and local legislature as well as
members of local art groups.
Copeland, an Island resident and senior at Mana-
tee High School, became involved with sculpture in an
art class her sophomore year. Copeland's teacher, Bob
Reiber, asked each student to create a life-size sculp-
ture in their image.
She chose old tobacco tins for material, snipping
and twisting the pieces of tin until she had a likeness
of herself, complete with hair, facial features, finger
and toe nails. She then made a sculpture of her dog
Mickey, because she had so much fun the first time
Copeland entered the sculptures in the Island Art
League's local student art competition in conjunction
with the annual Island Art Festival and placed best of
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John Campbell of Gulf Coast Signs in Sarasota and
artist Anna Copeland inspect one of the 20 aluminum
and steel disks Campbell prepared for her sculpture.
The company donated the disks and cut them to
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pal Linda Boyer felt the hollow expanse of foyer in the
new administration building needed a human touch.
Reiber envisioned a mobile and asked Copeland if she
would like the job of designing it. It so happened,
Copeland was searching for a project to fill a gap in her
junior year schedule.
She was enthusiastic about the idea and immedi-
ately went to work. One year of effort went into the
designing, constructing and hanging of the mobile,
Copeland said, and many contributed to the finished
Before the project went into construction, sketches
were drawn up and a model was built. Fellow students
helped with the preliminary stages. Ben Westrich made
a computer drawing of the mobile, a specification sheet
was prepared by Art Lenger, and a computer-generated
schematic was completed by Scott Gilbert.
John Campbell of Gulf Coast Signs made and do-
nated all the discs and Island resident Rob Vogel
painted them. Turner Marine donated the cable that
connects the discs.
While working on sanding the discs, Copeland
said, "I sanded my fingers raw."
Woody Candish, an Island resident and sculptor
who has sculptures throughout Anna Maria and at the
Visual Arts Center in Sarasota, worked on the project
with Copeland. She said Candish offered advice and
helped with the welding.
"It's her first endeavor and a great piece," Candish
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Copeland grinds a weld on one of the cross pieces
that will be used to connect the mobile's disks.
ARTIST, FROM PAGE 12
said, adding that he enjoyed working with her because
of her energy and fresh insights.
Copeland spent her spring vacation working at
Candish's home, assembling the mobile in a tree to see
if it would fly. She said her biggest concern was get-
ting everything where it needed to be and trying to re-
member what all the labels on the individual pieces
All that remained to be done when she returned to
school in the fall was to transport the mobile to school
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on one of the mobile's disks prior to hanging.
derous job of hoisting 300 pounds of mobile to the ceil-
ing and securely fastening it in place.
Copeland is presently spending her senior year
fourth period working as an executive intern under
Boyer. The internship entails beautifying the campus
with student artwork.
Boyer said Copeland did "a remarkable job with
the mobile," and "her part as a foundation member was
to provide funding and emotional support through
Completed it is. Copeland has all the finer points
worked out down to the last detail. When all the folks
get together at Thursday's presentation and look up at
the mobile overhead, they won't have to refer to it as
Copeland decided the magnitude of the project re-
quired the mobile have an appropriate name.
"Big Mammou," a fitting witty title, was adopted
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copal Church Women of the Church of the Annuncia-
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The dolls have been turned out for the past 10 years
by Phyllis Locke and the Church Women members, who
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Other items at the bazaar will include shell deco-
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No matter how you say 'Gazebo' it's first-class-fare
By Charmaine Engelsman-Robins
You say ga-zee-bo, I say ga-zay-bow; he says
gaze-bow ... In the opening scenes of the current Island
Players production "The Gazebo," there is a brief run-
ning goof.on how various characters pronounce "ga-
zebo." Each has his or her own version, just as they
have varying opinions of the structure, its value, and
how it adds to (or detracts from) the property on which
it's been relocated.
This two act play focuses on how and why the lead
character, TV mystery writer Elliot Nash (played by
Mark Schelstrate), will commit a real life murder. From
there, this neat little story contains a couple of clever
plot twist surprises the audience really doesn't see com-
ing, the first being just exactly what the problem is that
makes murder a necessity.
Elliott's friend and next door neighbor, Assistant
District Attorney Harlow Edison (played by John
Durkin) is so accustomed to Elliot bouncing ideas off
him for technical advice on TV stories that the DA's in
the dark here as he unwittingly helps his friend work
out the little details to plan a real murder.
The entire play takes place on one set: the living
room of the Long Island beach house recently pur-
chased by Elliot and his actress-wife Nell (played by
Robin Rhodes). The set is darling, from the French
doors overlooking the gazebo right down to such sub-
liminal details as Nell's publicity photos and awards
peeking out of the alcove at the rear of the "room."
Marge McKeever is over the top as the Nash's
maid, Matilda, but if they were portraying eccentricity
in the flamboyant real estate agent Mrs. Chandler,
played by Alice Doedon, we'd give it a "close but no
Sam McDowell (as the Dook), left, and Gabriel
Simches (as Louie) play tough guys with Assistant
District Attorney Harlow Edison (played by John
Durkin) in "The Gazebo, "playing through Nov. 22 at
Island Players. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood
cigar:" Though she's a fuscia swathed hoot you'd have
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agent appear outrageous in these here parts!
There are lots of laughs in "The Gazebo," from the
facial expressions and body language (particularly in
the case of Elliot) to the dialog. Even the music played
between scenes was cleverly chosen and had the audi-
ence chuckling, though some seemed a bit confused by
the closed curtain and loud sound of a clock ticking
used to denote the passage of a few hours in the
storyline. (This device was noted in the playbill, but
apparently some didn't get a chance to read that before
the first act began.)
The second act also contains delightful, unex-
pected twists, and brings in the rest of the cast and sup-
porting players: Hugh Bailey, as construction foreman
Mr. Thorpe, throws Elliot an unexpected hurdle; Sam
McDowell (as The Dook) and Gabriel Simches (as
Louie) just throw Elliot; Tom Kocherry as Detective
Jenkins makes the most of his few lines (spoken and
unspoken!); Richard Garcia, who used to be a doctor
in real life, plays one Dr. Wyner here; and Sally
Ostrander,.a Sarasota middle school Teacher of the
Year, makes her acting debut as Officer Potts.
The only facet of "The Gazebo" we found slightly
less than satisfying was the distracting fact that we
couldn't figure out whether it was supposed to be set
in the present day or recent past: Elliot works on a type-
writer rather than a computer, and while that's a habit
stubbornly clung to by some writers, it's a little un-
wieldy for a teleplay author; part of the plot hinges on
phone calls from unknown parties a little unusual in
this day of Caller I.D. and automatic call return; and an
incoming call from Alfred Hitchcock also seemed to
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Island orchestra opens season Sunday
The Anna Maria Island Community Orchestra &
Chorus will open its 1998-99 season Sunday, Nov. 22,
with a tribute to the autumn and winter holidays.
The concert will be at 2 p.m. at St. Bernard Catho-
lic Church, 248 South Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
Alfred Gershfeld, artistic director of the ensemble,
will conduct and Yura Alexov, former concertmaster
of the orchestra, will be guest soloist.
Opening the concert will be Vivaldi's "Concerto
for Violin in F," often referred to as the autumn move-
ment of the composer's "The Four Seasons." The cho-
rus will join the orchestra in saluting winter with selec-
tions from Bach's "Christmas Oratorio."
The ensemble will perform "In Memoriam" by Jan
GAZEBO, FROM PAGE 14
suggest circa pre-1980 (when Hitch died) yet the
real estate agent wields a cellphone. A notation as to the
time sense may have dismissed this slight annoyance.
This writer, new to The Islander Bystander staff,
had never been to the Island Players before and, once
we figured out the parking and entrance drills, found
the intimate venue extremely cozy and enjoyable, as
well as pleasantly casual for an opening night.
And no matter how you pronounce it, pay close
attention to "The Gazebo's" final moments of the final
scene, wherein it has (and provides) the last and larg-
est laugh of the show.
The play was written by Alec Coppel and is di-
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"Gazebo" will run through Nov. 22, with curtain
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Back to L.A.
To begin with, I must correct myself. In last week's
"Stir," I mentioned frequently former Islander David
Reid, my congenial host and tour guide in la-la land.
I steered you wrong on his career path however. He
is associate director of both Conrad Bloom and
Maggie, and a new member of the Directors Guild of
I sincerely apologize to Reid for the faux pas in
referring to him as a production assistant. Reid reminds
me production assistants are the bottom feeders of the
biz. The first foot in the door. Heaven forbid.
With that said, you now know what an important
person I was touring with in L.A. for three days, includ-
After my walking tour on Hollywood Boulevard
and a tour in and out of various TV studios, movie sets,
N.Y. streets and various landmarks within Paramount
studios, Reid and I struck out in his open Jeep for other
parts of town.
He made certain to take me for a driveby at a
Larchmont home that features no less than 39 statues
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David knows David, as do I, from many years (pre-
newspaper) promoting the Ringling Museum.
We passed another home with more outdoor Hal-
loween decorations on its corner lot than you could
expect to see collectively in both mouse theme parks.
Then we trekked over the hills for a cruise through
Burbank to CBS studios and a tour of Conrad Bloom's
Of course, the highlight for me was seeing
Seinfeld's former offices, the show's New York street
scene and Jerry's parking place.
We sat in on a "run through" of "Will and Grace"
for network executives, sort of a preview where they
decide what they like and don't like so they can make
changes before taping.
"The Truth About Will and Dogs," episode #108,
focused on Eric McCormack's character Will's oppo-
sition to his roommate adopting a puppy.
Debra Messing, as Grace, brings the little yellow
lab home anyway. That's where the fun begins.
In the scene we watched, Debra relents and agrees
to return the puppy.
"Grace re-enters, carrying an adorable lab puppy,"
the second revised draft of the script reads.
"Is that him?" says Will.
Grace replies, "No, it's veteran character actor
Charles Durning. (laughs all around) Can you please
watch him while I clean up the bathroom?"
Will calls to Grace off stage, continuing their con-
versation, looking toward her, then to the dog. He's
melting and.begins talking with a cute doggy accent
to the puppy.
This is where Puppy Training 101 comes in. The
trainer stands nearby with a puppy snack held up in one
hand and the signal to "stay" with the other hand.
The puppy walks across Will and his lines to
the trainer and off the couch.
Try again. And again. Then Will holds a hidden
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Director James Burrows speaks up, objecting to the
"He can't do that. Eddie does that. That's Eddie's
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I'm not sure what ensued among four or five on-
going debates, but eventually it was agreed the puppy
could look adoringly, lick Will's hand and face in
hopes of obtaining the snack and all would be fine.
In another scene, Grace has the dog at her decora-
tor shop. She's discussing the arrival of expensive fab-
ric with a client when she turns suddenly, screaming,
She acts as if pulling the fabric from the dog's
clutches, falling back. (More laughs.)
I decided she'd be better off yelling, "No, no!"
But no one there was listening to my whisper to
Reid, the voice of puppy experience times two.
I hope I can catch it on television because if there
aren't too many more revisions, I can read along.
I brought home a copy of the script on pink pages,
the signal for second revised draft. No photos though:
Since I left, Reid has been very busy preparing a
24-hour broadcast for L.A.-area TV viewers com-
memorating World AIDS Day Dec. 1. He is producer
of AIDS Watch, which will be televised to more than
250,000 households and businesses in Los Angeles.
The program will be "streamed" on the internet and
people around the world will be able to view the project
at www.outv.net/aidswatch on their computers.
I've previewed the program and I can only liken
it to seeing the Viet Nam War Memorial. It's com-
Names of persons who died of AIDS have been
submitted from all over the country for inclusion in
AIDS Watch, where from a black screen, the names
appear one by one in white letters and fade away.
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The exhibit "Pegi Clark Pearson, Dogs of
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Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach.
The show will run through Dec. 7.
She began studio painting at the Corcoran School of
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York City. The reception for the exhibit is open to the
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logo and much more. The museum, located at 402 Pine Ave., is open Tuesday through Thursday and Saturday,
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
STIR, FROM PAGE 15
World AIDS Day has been recognized by the
United Nations since 1988. It has also been called
"A Day Without Art" to signify the loss to the art
world of folks with AIDS. In the first years of AIDS
Day, several major museums and other galleries
draped art works in black shrouds. Very powerful.
And Reid's AIDS Watch is much the same.
He's also working behind the scenes politically to
see that a large number of Keith Harring's sculptures,
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Manatee County public schools will celebrate
American Education Week, Nov. 15-21 It was estab-
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awareness for our nation's schools, to encourage par-
ents and community members to visit schools, and to
build civic pride and support for education. This year's
theme is "Teaching Children To Think and Dream."
In our own backyard at Anna Maria Elementary
School, students from each classroom will make a star to
be displayed, denoting their favorite activity or lesson.
Principal Jim Kronus will interview students each
day of the week on the morning news broadcast regard-
ing the stars made by each classroom.
The children will also learn a song about reaching
goals and becoming the person they dream to be.
A grand finale will take place Friday, Nov. 20, with
students dressed up as their career choice. They will
parade on the play field where students will form the
letters, "AME," in a star shape along with a special
message for an aerial photograph which will be taken
by Jack Elka of Jack Elka Photography.
Parents of kindergarten and first-grade students are
invited to lunch on Thursday, Nov. 19 and parents of
fourth and fifth graders can have lunch with their chil-
dren on Friday, Nov. 20.
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slogans such as "It would be my pleasure to be your
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students cast votes for their favorite candidates.
The election winners are President Elise Mundy,
Secretary Sarah Claussen, Treasurer Chad Ensly, His-
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It was a special day for Elise Mundy. She received
the most votes for the highest office on her birthday.
Teacher Anne Kinnan said the race was a close one.
Campaigning for president were Nina Brumley, Jimmy
Di Paola, Shawn Koerber, Elise Mundy, and Jack Pol-
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Nov. 2, grand theft, 2516 Gulf Drive, Gulf
Breeze resort. The complainant reported the subject
stayed at the resort five nights, then said he was
going to the cleaners and would return to pay the bill
of $341. The subject did not return.
Nov. 7, theft, 402 Church Ave., Shrimp
Louie's restaurant, Bradenton Beach Marina. The
complainant reported an unknown person reached
through an open window and removed $50 from the
Nov. 8, DUI with property damage times four,
leaving the scene of an accident, 2100 block of
Canasta Drive. The officer observed Robert S. Dial,
44, of Holmes Beach attempting to get his vehicle
unstuck. A witness said he observed Dial dragging
a stop sign under his vehicle.
Dial said he left a bar and was driving north on
Gulf Drive and turned onto Avenue C. He said he
did not remember a crash. A second officer found
drag marks from the street and stop signs at Gulf
Drive and Avenue C leading to Dial's vehicle. The
officer said Dial also hit a fence and fire hydrant,
knocking it into the street.
The officer administered field performance tests
and placed Dial in custody.
Nov. 8, domestic battery. 2201 Gulf Drive,
Sunset Beach resort. The victim said the suspect
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her into his vehicle. The victim said she jumped into
the vehicle and attempted to drive away but the sus-
pect jumped on top of the vehicle.
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22nd Street onto Gulf Drive with the suspect on top
of the vehicle and he stopped the vehicle. He said the
suspect attempted to get into the vehicle and the vic-
tim was crying and screaming that the subject was
attempting to take her somewhere to kill her. The
officer placed the suspect in custody.
Nov. 9, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
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and a credit card.
Nov. 9 lost property a 35-mm camera val-
ued at $500, 1300 block of Gulf Drive on the beach.
Nov. 9, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach. The victim reported an unknown person
punched out the door lock and removed $570 in
cash, $220 in traveler's checks and two credit cards.
Nov. 9, possession of marijuana, possession of
paraphernalia times two, Coquina Beach. The officer
observed Roy P. Albritton driving around parked ve-
hicles very slowly and followed him. Albritton made
an abrupt turn into a parking space and the officer
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When Albritton reached into an open glove box,
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asked Albritton to step out of the vehicle and empty
his pockets. The officer said Albritton kept his hand
in one pocket and appeared reluctant to empty it. He
did so at the officer's request and pulled out a bag of
marijuana, said the report. Albritton was placed in
Nov. 9, DWLS with knowledge, attached tag
not assigned, carrying a concealed weapon, 100
block of Fifth Street North. The officer came into
contact with the subject, learned his driver's license
was suspended and confiscated it, said the report.
Later, the officer observed the subject driving
by, stopped the vehicle and checked the tag, which
was not assigned to the vehicle. While patting down
the subject, the officer said he found a knife in a
leather sleeve in the subject's pocket. The subject
was placed in custody.
Nov. 11, assist Florida Game and Fresh Water
Fish Commission, Coquina Beach. The officer
stopped the suspect and witness in the park after
hours. A check showed the suspect had a "for infor-
mation only" warrant and the witness was a possible
runaway. The officer obtained permission to search
the vehicle and found a video camera.
The witness said she and the suspect were going
out and stopped by his house so he could take a
shower before they drove to the beach. She said he
told her he was fishing earlier in the day, captured
and killed an alligator and video taped it. She said
she saw the alligator head at his house and he said
the meat was in his refrigerator. The officer said the
suspect admitted he captured an alligator, but said he
The officer seized the video tape and viewed it.
He said the video showed the suspect in his house
holding the alligator as a trophy with the alligator's
mouth taped shut. The suspect then admitted he
killed the alligator, according to the report. The of-
ficer contacted an officer from the Florida Game and
Fresh Water Fish Commission, who responded and
took custody of the suspect and the video tape.
The witness' mother responded to take her
Nov. 6, suspicious, 5100 block of Gulf Drive.
The complainant reported the subject called to sell
her tickets to a children's talent show on the Island
the coming weekend. She agreed to buy some for
$30 and the subject said he would deliver them. She
then called the elementary school and the chamber
of commerce and learned there was no talent show
She said when the subject arrived, she told him
there was no talent show scheduled and he said it
was set for Dec. 8. She refused to pay for tickets
because he had none. She said he left his business
card. Police checked the address and phone number
which were for a trailer park in east Bradenton.
Nov. 6, theft of a bicycle valued at $150, 200
block of 85th Street.
Nov. 6, warrant, 5500 block of Gulf Drive. The
officer observed the suspect whom he knew to have
a warrant and placed him in custody.
Nov. 6, vandalism, 2700 block of Avenue C.
The victim reported an unknown person damaged
the keyhole and scratched the paint on his vehicle.
Nov. 6, assist fire department, 5300 block of
Marina Drive. The officer assisted firefighters with
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a fire alarm caused by a dinner that burned.
Nov. 7, suspicious, 4300 block of Second Av-
enue. The victim reported an unknown person tam-
pered with the window screens. Witnesses said they
observed a black Jeep in the driveway and a male
with shoulder length, blonde hair trying the doors
and windows. They said they did not alert police
because they thought it was a renter.
Nov. 7, suspicious, 400 block of 63rd Street.
The complainant said she was going through her
deceased father's belongings and found two World
War II mortars he had as souvenirs. The sheriff's
bomb squad removed them for disposal.
Nov. 7, burglary, 3600 block of East Bay
Drive. The complainant reported an unknown person
entered the carport and removed a tool box and tools
valued at $400.
Nov. 8, noise, 500 block of Key Royale Drive.
Numerous complainants reported loud music coming
from a boat in the bay. The officer contacted the
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tempted to get the attention of the subjects on board
to no avail.
Nov. 8, noise, 5800 Marina Drive, city hall.
The complainant reported construction workers were
grading the area around the new city hall in violation
of a city ordinance. The officer advised them to stop.
Nov. 8, traffic, 6500 block of Marina Drive.
The subject failed to yield for a child walking his
bicycle across the crosswalk, nearly striking the
child, said the report. The officer stopped the driver.
and said he smelled the odor of marijuana coming
from the vehicle.
He searched the driver and vehicle but found no
marijuana. The subject admitted his driver's license
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Nov. 9, suspicious $5 gas drive-off, 3015
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Nov. 11, assist Florida Marine Patrol, 5300
Gulf Drive, Martinique condominiums. The officer
observed water being piped from the swimming pool
to the beach. He located a subject from a pool clean-
ing company who said he was cleaning the pool by
pumping the water into the Gulf. The officer advised
him that was illegal. The officer contacted a Florida
Marine Patrol officer who advised him to issue a
verbal warning. The subject stopped the pump and
removed the pipe.
Nov. 11, assist fire department, 5701 Marina
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By Kevin P. Cassidy
Air & Energy, LaPensee
Plumbing wrap up titles
Players from LaPensee Plumbing and Air & En-
ergy will be picking up some hardware as they took
first place honors in Divisions I and II respectively as
the Anna Maria Island Community Center's fall soccer
season came to a close.
Awards and the All-star game were scheduled for
Tuesday night, Nov. 17, at the Center. First I'll fill you
in on the championship games ...
LaPensee clinched first place in Division I with a
4-1 win over Handy Trac Systems on Thursday night,
Nov. 12. Probable most-valuable player Ryan Quigley
scored three goals to lead LaPensee, with Skyler
Purcell adding one goal. Kyle Dale scored the lone goal
for Handy Trac.
Other members of the Division I champs are Ben
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Bryant, Darren Cox, Ben Holt, Nicole Murray, Mark
Sankey and Allison and Nicholas Surprenant.
The chase for the title in Division II took a bit
longer as Air & Energy and H.E. Inc. finished tied for
first resulting in a playoff game Monday night, Nov.
16. Air & Energy came out on top in that battle by a 3-
Battle they did, as the game was much closer than
the score would indicate, with Air & Energy capitaliz-
ing on its scoring chances, while H.E. Inc. was some-
Michael Mijares, Michael Cramer and Connor
Bystrom notched goals for the Division II champions.
Other members of the team are Morgan Billings, David
Bryant, Brad Bryant, Mike Everly, Kala Garner, Jimmy
Lease, Stewart Moon, Zachary Robinson, Kyle
Schoonover and Dominic Termini.
In other action ...
Bealls players must be thinking of what might have
been, as they won in a rout as three different players
scored two goals in an 8-2 decision over Longboatr
Observer in Tuesday night's Division II action.
Sean Pittman, Lexi Braxton and Nick Smith scored
two goals apiece, while Nick Sato and Sean Price
scored one each to supply the offense for Bealls. Sara
Claussen and Anthony Maser scored for Longboat
Bealls defeat of Air & Energy on Wednesday
night delayed Air & Energy from wrapping up the
Division II title. Bealls got balanced scoring as four
different players scored, while Air & Energy's lone
goal came off the foot of Connor Bystrom. Sean
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Pittman, Lexi Braxton, Nick Smith and Nick Sato
scored for Bealls.
The second Division II game that night had Jessie's
Island Store taking a 5-1 win over West Coast Cooling.
Michael Wallen led the way with three goals, while
Lorenzo Rivera and Greg Lowman each scored one
Tierney Green showed why she was in the recent
punt, pass and kick competition with some powerful
clearing kicks on defense for Jessie's. Sam Lott scored
the lone goal for West Coast Cooling on a penalty kick.
Mr. Bones could have wrapped up the Division II
title on Thursday night with a win over Air & Energy,
but it wasn't meant to be as Michael Mijares finished
off the defensive struggle with a game-winning penalty
kick to send Air & Energy into Monday night's play-
off game against H.E. Inc.
The rest of Division I action for this week saw Is-
land Real Estate put a damper on any title hopes held
by Island Animal Clinic with a 3-1 win as Josh Sato
scored two goals, while Joey Mousseau added one.
The last Division I game of the year had Ben Webb
Landscaping going up against Island Real Estate. Ben
Webb came into the game short of players so they
picked up a couple of players and went ahead and
played a "friendly" game.
The game was somewhat light-hearted with referee
Rich Chichester jokingly giving out yellow caution
cards to everyone on the field, prompting Coach Bill
Bystrom to issue him a blue card his Blockbuster
Everyone had fun in the game that saw the referee
end up playing by the end of the game, which Ben
Webb won 5-2.
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Palma Sola saves IFC from
Palma Sola Animal Clinic/Islander Bystander got
a goal apiece from Sean Pittman, Michael Wallen,
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SPORTS, FROM PAGE 24
Skyler Purcell and Courtney Taylor to avenge an ear-
lier defeat to Englewood in taking a 4-1 win for the
Island Football Club team.
Sunday's, Nov. 15, win improves the under-12
soccer team's record to 3-2-2 heading into next week's
game against Sarasota I.
Also on Nov. 15, Islander Bystander/O'Hara's
struggled against a team they beat earlier in the season.
The adult IFC soccer team fell behind by a score
of 5-0 to Deportivo Lima before rallying with three
goals in the last 20 minutes of the game to at least make
the score a more respectable 5-3.
The locals came out flat perhaps suffering from
celebrating teammate Brett McIntosh's wedding the
previous night giving up three goals in the first 25
minutes of the game.
After the rude awakening by Deportivo Lima, the
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of playing, but the 3-0 deficit prevailed until the half
The second half looked promising for the locals as
they came out playing the ball on the ground and had
as of Nov. 15
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the ball in good offensive position, but were unable to
notch a goal.
Deportivo continued to play the ball long and
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and the other on a throw in from deep in the IFC defen-
sive end for a 5-0 lead.
IFC finally got on the scoreboard when a cross
from Ken Bowers got intercepted in the box by a
Deportivo player who attempted to clear it out of dan-
ger. The ball went high in the air, coming down around
the 25-yard line, where Rich Bell controlled it, pushed
past two defenders and hammered it into the back of the
net to cut the Islander deficit to 5-1.
The locals scored another goal when Raul Gomez
got taken down at the left edge of the penalty box giv-
ing IFC a free kick. Gomez took the kick and curled the
ball over the defensive wall and into the back of the net,
making the score 5-2 with time running out.
The locals continued to apply offensive pressure
hoping that time would hold out as they were con-
stantly in Deportivo's end of the field. One offensive
push resulted in a corner kick by Ken Bowers, but it got
cleared over the end line by a defender giving IFC an-
other corner kick.
Kevin Cassidy took the ensuing corner and sent it
to the near post to Augusto Solano who flicked it
through to the middle, where Ken Bowers was sta-
tioned to finish it off, bringing the score to 5-3 with the
final whistle sounding a minute later.
It was a bitter defeat to swallow as the Islanders
knew they lost to a lesser team. The only positive com-
ing out of the game was the fact that nobody quit play-
ing despite being down five goals.
Man-of-the-match was Bell for great play on de-
Little League meeting
Thursday at Center
The Anna Maria Island Little League has re-
scheduled its annual meeting and board election
meeting for Thursday, Nov. 18, at 7:30 p.m. Inter-
ested persons may attend and participate in the se-
lection of 1999 board members.
The meeting is open to the public and all Anna
Maria Island or Longboat Key player parents and
residents who are interested in the well-being and
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SThe meeting will be held at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center and will start promptly
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league dues have been dispensed with this season.
For more information, call present League
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fense and offense, but his best play of the day had to
be his tackle on a trash-talking Deportivo player.
Seconds after the Deportivo player was insulting
Island defender Matt Bowers, Bell ran him down from
behind, cut inside and upended him, with Bell coming
up with the ball. The Deportivo player got up with dirt
caked on his face and his own players were telling him
to quit crying.
Next week Islander Bystander/O'Hara's adult team
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Space not necessarily an undiscovered country
Space not the kind that John Glenn experienced,
or the sort brought to us from the folks from Star Trek
is an interesting thing. If things get too close, people
are uncomfortable; too far apart, they're uncomfort-
The same holds true in the environment.
Biologists have found that there's a weird kind of
synergy with mangroves and seagrasses. As you prob-
ably know, those scraggly mangroves are a vital part of
the food chain and the coastline in Florida.
Red mangrove roots provide shelter for marine life.
Barnacles grow on them, and help filter out plankton
and keep the water clear. Bark and dead leaves fall into
the water and provide food for fish. which provide food
' for birds and bigger fish and on up the chain.
Seagrasses provide a home for fish, and keep sedi-
ments from clouding up the water. Remember that
cloudy water means sunlight can't pass as far underwa-
ter to nourish the plants.
The weird linkage between mangroves and
seagrasses comes from the fact that a mangrove forest
or a seagrass meadow alone is nowhere near as produc-
tive as when the two are adjacent.
Areas like Leffis Key or Grassy Point, where man-
groves are bounded by lush seagrasses. are many, many
times more productive than a mangrove island stand-
ing alone in a sea of white sand.
Space on land
There's also a space formula that works on land.
Architects have discovered that people instinctively
feel more comfortable on a street that is about twice as
wide as the buildings are tall that border it.
Take a narrow street and put tall buildings on it and
people feel like they're in a canyon. Take a wide street
and put low buildings on it and people feel as if they're
in a desert. But, just like Goldilocks and the bear's
beds, if the street and the buidlings are balanced, every-
thing is just right.
The math works out on the Island. Our two-lane
roads, some with sidewalks on each side, should, and
do, have houses or shops no more than two stories high.
Ever wonder why Bridge Street is so comfortable
to walk along, while a shopping center is not? It's be-
cause the space is something with which we instinc-
tively feel at ease.
Speaking of comfortable, I was watching a couple
of friends talk the other day. She was sitting on a high
bench, and he was telling an obviously long story about
something. I couldn't help notice that the guy kept
moving closer to her to make his point, and she was
scooting farther and farther back on the bench in a
failed attempt to distance herself from him.
It's a personal space kind of thing. People are in-
stinctively moving to reach the correct distance apart
in conversations. The distance varies between men and
women, and there are even cultural differences. Two
Latin men will talk much closer than two Anglos, psy-
chologists have found.
Sometimes there's an aggressive-dominance thing
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SPORTS, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 25
kickoff at G.T. Bray Park in Bradenton. The Islanders
beat the Thunder 6-1 for their first win of the year.
Other IFC teams in action included the Beach Bis-
tros/Islander Bystander under-10 team, who lost twice
over the weekend.
On Saturday, Nov. 14, the Bistros ran into a buzz-
Ssaw as Westside United Tornadoes came out to the
Anna Maria Island Community Center and took no
prisoners in a 5-0 win.
Details of Sunday's under-10 loss to Braden River
and Koala Tee/Islander Bystander's game with North
Port were unavailable at press time.
Koala Tee/Islander Bystander's under- 14 team also
played Saturday, Nov. 14, at G.T. Bray with the locals
twice overcoming a two-goal deficit to record a tie.
Koala scored its first goal late in the first half when
Joey Mousseau found Ryan Quigley streaking down
the right wing. Quigley outran two defenders and fin-
ished at the near post to make the score 2-1.
Braden River came right back to make the score 3-
1 on a corner kick, which held until halftime.
The Islanders came out strong in the second half as
they kept the ball in their opponent's defensive end for
most of the half. They cut into the score when Jill
Pritchard settled Ryan Quigley's pass to her at the top
of the box before curling a shot into the lower-right
corner of the goal making the score 3-2.
Later in the half, Quigley anticipated the goalie
playing the ball short to his fullback and stole the ball.
He carried the ball in on goal before hitting a beauti-
ful drop pass to Josh Sato, who buried it to tie the score.
There were several anxious moments down the
stretch but the IFC defense of goalie Ben Bryant and
defenders Jeff Comkowiycz, Jeremy LeGrand and Ben
Holt held Braden River scoreless the rest of the way.
Islander Bystander-sponsored IFC league action
this week will all be played Saturday, Nov. 21, with
Beach Bistros traveling to G.T. Bray for a 10:45 a.m.
kickoff against Westside United I. Palma Sola Animal
Clinic plays a "home" game at Abel Elementary School
against Sarasota II. That kick off is set for noon, while
Koala Tee faces off against Sarasota 421 in a 1:45 p.m.
game, also at Abel.
involved, too. Years ago I got into an argument with an
Island police chief (now gone) over an article he didn't
like. He kept moving closer and closer to me, arguing
louder and louder as he tried to back me down. He
looked a little puzzled as I kept moving closer and
closer to him until we were nose-to-nose, looking at
each other cross-eyed which was when we both
started to laugh.
We always got along fine after that.
So space or the lack thereof does matter, be
it environmental, architectural or personal.
Filling up space in a pass
My colleague Jim Hanson loaned me a copy of a
wonderful book he picked up a few weeks ago. "The
Story of Sarasota," by Carl Grismer, is a commanding
chronicle of that city's early days.
Since I'm more interested in environmental history
than the dates of when roads or rail lines were built, I
was pleased to see that Grismer gave a lot of space to
fishing and boating on Sarasota Bay.
For example, those three historically awful hurri-
canes Southwest Florida had to deal with in 1846,
1848 and 1921 all were late season storms, either
late September or October. Remembering that histori-
cal fact lends even more credence to our watchfulness
during Hurricane Georges.
But there was a wonderful tale of human folly in
an attempt to make more space in New Pass more than
70 years ago. As Grismer described it:
"Sarasotans were not satisfied with a seven-foot-
deep channel into New Pass and decided a deep-water
channel was needed for the city to really expand. On
Jan. 12, 1926, Sarasotans agreed to sell the municipal
power plant to Florida Power & Light for $1 million in
a special election, the vote being 461 to 214. The power
plant proceeds went to R.A. Perry of Tampa, of United
Dredging Co., to dredge a 10-foot channel through
New Pass to Payne Terminal, now Centennial Park, at
"As the old Sarasota Times reported: 'A huge dredge,
with a capacity of 1,000 cubic yards an hour, is digging a
channel through New Pass. Within eight months Sarasota
will have one of the finest deep-water ports on the Gulf
of Mexico. The city then will be in a position to bid for
some of the big steamship business of companies operat-
ing vessels to all parts of the world.'"
Grismer continued: "The harbor expert who
drafted plans for the port, and advocated the New Pass
entrance, was Col. J.M. Braxton of Jacksonville. Old
timers, who knew the coast and were familiar with Gulf
currents, warned Braxton time and again that the New
Pass entrance and channel eastward to the mainland
were impractical that shifting sands, carried by cur-
rents, would fill up the pass and harbor as sure as fate
unless long jetties were built into the Gulf and Bay.
Braxton brushed their arguments aside who were
they to argue with him, a former government engineer?
"The logic of the oldtimers' reasoning didn't
change the minds of the starry-eyed optimists, mostly
newcomers, who then ruled the city. They envisioned
Sarasota as another Los Angeles and they were de-
termined that a big-league harbor must be built, willy-
nilly, currents or no currents.
"By autumn of 1926, the dredging was practically
completed, a 58-acre 'city island' was created at the
east end of New Pass, and bulkheads were constructed.
On Friday, March 18, 1927, an 'ocean-going' ship
crept cautiously through the pass and anchored at
Payne Terminal. But what a ship! It was only 100 feet
long and drew only six feet of water: the City of Ever-
glades, of the Collier Line.
"But railroads, trucks and the channel which
eventually did silt in, as it has done every few years
ever since doomed the deep-water port, and no more
than 50 tons of freight ever came through the million-
Makes you wonder about the space between the
ears of some of those Sarasota pioneers, doesn't it?
What was formerly the Longboat Bridge was de-
stroyed Saturday night, March 6, 1932, during a very
high tide and heavy winds. At the same time, the inlet
was widened from 100 yards to more than a quarter
mile, mostly northward. The rocks and part of the old
bridge formerly the Bradenton Beach approach on
the Anna Maria side of the bridge are visible west
of the current Longboat Bridge on the Longboat side.
T~lE fLSA L ER BYSTANbER I NOVEMBER 18;"1998 PAiGE27 l
Kings rule offshore; backwater flounder fine
By Capt. Mike Heistand
The kingfish run is here in full force, with reports
of the fast, tasty fish coming in anywhere from one to.
12 miles out in the Gulf. In the bay. expect lots of
snook, redfish or catch-and-release trout to hit the
hook. And flounder fishing is right about at its peak
Fishers at the Rod and Reel Pier say the action
there includes a lot of drum, mackerel, flounder and an
occasional snook and redfish.
Anglers at the Anna Maria City Pier report good
catches of mackerel, jacks and mangrove snapper.
Annie's Bait & Tackle said that Capt. Zach on the
Dee Jay II said one of his charters. Fienda Solon from
Ohio, busted a 24-pound cobia Saturday and also
brought back a huge Spanish mackerel. Other action
includes redfish to 30 inches, snook to 28 inches, jacks
up to 38 inches and flounder.
Capt. Dave Pinkham on the Legend said he's get-
ting into a lot of red and black grouper in about 65 feet
of water. On the way offshore, he's putting charters
onto kings and Spanish mackerel.
Capt. Roy Salgado said he's getting 15-pound
black grouper in about 40 feet of water offshore, plus
yeJlowtail snappers at three pounds and lots of 25-
pound kingfish. He also predicts that black fin tuna will
start to show up any day now.
Capt. Thorn Smith at Angler's Repair said snook,
redfish and catch-and-release trout were his happy cli-
ents' catches of the week.
Capt. Jason Henzell and Capt. Kurt Morrison on
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the Neva-Miss said they're putting their charters on red
and black grouper up to 12 pounds, plus kingfish, lane
and mangrove snapper.
Carl at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said wade
fishers are doing very well with snook around the Is-
lands near the mangroves. There are some flounder
being caught now near the bridges, and pompano are
coming on strong for freeliners using shrimp as bait.
Capt. Rick Gross said he's been bringing back
mackerel, flounder, snapper and some cobia.
On my boat Magic we caught lots of catch-and-re-
lease trout last week, plus some keeper snook and a few
25-pound kings. Flounder action is really starting to
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"Dan Sheehan, Tom Cook,
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,. back limit catches of
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offshore on the Zulu
S Mama. The largest king
caught was Cook's 30-
heat up, with some 22-inch flatties being boated.
Capt. Jason Ramsey said he's getting good
catches of pompano and lots of small snook.
Capt. Tom Chaya said he's getting into a few
keeper-sized snook, some redfish and, offshore, king-
fish and mackerel.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said kingfishing is
the action of the week, with the run stretching from one
to 12 miles offshore. Best results come from trolling
bomber lures, although there are also positive action
from simply freelining live pilchards or pinfish. Floun-
der action is also excellent right now, he added.
Good luck and good fishing.
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Dolphin Day Care
Dolphin Day Care and Pre-School in Holmes
Beach has changed hands and is on the verge of chang-
ing size and emphasis.
Sherry Phillips bought the business from Shirley
McNulty, who has operated the child-care facility for
five years. McNulty still owns the building at 5382
Gulf Drive, and Phillips is leasing it from her.
Phillips has operated the Wonderland Pre-School
Inc. in Palmetto for more than five years, along with
Jan Gjelset. They will continue with the Palmetto busi-
ness but Phillips will be at the Holmes Beach site daily.
Helping her there will be an inadvertent namesake
who has been teaching at the Holmes Beach facility.
She is another Sherry, spelled Sherin, and another
Phillips, spelled Phillips.
The new owner said she plans to expand the pro-
gram to year-around and after-school care for young-
sters from.ages 12 months to 10 years. Until now it has
been devoted to 2- to 4-year-old children, she said.
There is plenty of room for expansion, she noted, for
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the business is licensed to care for 51 children, whereas
it had 11 when she took over this week. Her Wonderland
center in Palmetto has 50 children enrolled.
Owner Phillips, a graduate of Manatee High
School, lives in Bradenton but is planning to move to
Anna Maria Island when she can. She is the mother of
two, both grown and gone from home.
Merrill Lynch opening
Merrill Lynch, national stock brokerage, is to open
a special marketing office at Wedebrock Real Estate
Co.'s annex at 6350 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat
Key, the firm has announced.
The annex is adjacent to Wedebrock's corporate
office, connected by an atrium. Merrill Lynch is leas-
ing 2,000 square feet of space. The office will be
headed by Terry Holland, with Craig Meldahl and
Cynthia Shuford as financial consultants.
"With Longboat Title Services next door and now
Merrill Lynch, we are nearing our goal of one-stop
shopping for all financial and real estate needs on
Longboat," said Mike Nink, co-owner of Wedebrock.
Witt joins Wagner
Wagner Realty welcomes Richard "Dick" Witt to
its Cortez office. Witt offers expertise in both residen-
tial and commercial real estate. He has many years' ex-
perience in corporate administration and data process-
ing. Witt enjoys gardening, power boating and fishing.
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Royale renovated 3BR/2.5BA home
on a canal with boat dock, pool,
patio and large fireplace. $299,000.
Turnkey furnished. IB33135.
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GREAT OPPORTUNITY !!!! 2BR/2BA plus den
across the street from beach. Gulfviews from the
deck. Excellent seasonal rental. Call Connie Volts
HOLMES BEACH Home warranty provided on this
well kept 2BR/2BA Richmond home, 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
PINEBROOK beautiful golf course view. Only $84,000.
Call Karen Lohse for details about this unit or the 23 other
units available. 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.
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Beach Inn joins
The Beach Inn has been converted from motel to
a bed and breakfast by new owners Frank and
JoAdele Davis, also owners of Harrington House
Bed and Breakfast Inn of Holmes Beach .
The Davises bought the inn from Brian Hogan.
It is at 101 67th St., Holmes Beach, about 300 yards
up the Gulf beach from Harrington House, next door
to Beach Bistro restaurant.
Manager of the Beach Inn is Mark Davis, son of
the owners. He said the current continental breakfast
there will be expanded soon to more complete break-
The inn is two stories housing 14 rooms, 10 of
them with a Gulf view.
Information is available and reservations may be
made at 778-9597.
Island property sales
109 12th St. N., Bradenton Beach, a ground-level
4bed/2bath 800 sfla duplex built in 1947 on a 51x105
lot, was sold 9/30/98, Zagame to Baker, for $119,000;
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L A -E A C L A, S .LS F I E D
BUILDERS HOME FURNITURE Displayed but
never used. Four-piece bedroom sets $259; sofa
and love seat $399; queen bed set $199; full $159;
twin $129; futons (sofa by day bed at night) frame
and mat $199; daybed (white with brass finials)
including 2 mattresses and pop-up unit $285.
Can deliver. Call 753-7118.
WANTED: LITTLE TYKES used (barely?) furniture
and outdoor play equipment, playground or other
fun stuff for one-year-old girl. 778-1102.
MACINTOSH POWERBOOK 520. Laptop model,
ready to use. 778-7978.
TRADITIONAL SOFA 83-inch, quality, off-white
background, green leaves, white and rose flowers.
Good condition. $200 OBO. 778-7417.
TWO RECLINERS UPHOLSTERED tweed, wood
frame, excellent condition. $150 pair 778-7823.
PECAN SALE MAMMOTH HALVES, new crop.
Holiday bags. $7.50 Ib. to benefit Island Players.
Call SunCoast Real Estate for information or deliv-
ery. Also available at the Islander Bystander, 5404
Marina Dr., Holmes Beach.
BIG MAN'S LAZY-Boy recliner. Barely used. Half
price. Bargain. 778-7830.
USED 36-INCH AWNING window, concrete exterior
window sill, various pieces, free plywood and
shelves, hollow core door. 778-3173.
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. Always
clearance sales. 113 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria.
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.
PLANT, BAKE, AND white elephant sale. Saturday,
November 21, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Roser Memorial
Church. 512 Pine Avenue.
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 merchan-
dise new. Shop early for Christmas. 210 64th Street,
GARAGE SALE Saturday, November 21, 9 a.m. to
2 p.m. Eleven piece patio furniture set, furniture,
clothes, sheets, and lots of miscellaneous. 602
Hampshire Lane. No early birds.
MOVING SALE Saturday and Sunday, November
21 and 22, 9 a.m. to ? Everything from soup to nuts
including furniture. 501 68th Street.
YARD SALE Saturday, November 21, 8 a.m. to 2
p.m. Lots of goodies. 310 56th Street, Holmes
INSIDE GARAGE SALE Saturday, November 21, 8
a.m. Health rider, recliners, dishes, books, baby items,
jewelry, linens. 120 51st Street, Holmes Beach.
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and 21, 8 a.m. to ? Fundraiser for IFC U-10 soccer
team. Clothes, ping pong table, wallpaper, com-
puter, golf clubs and much more. Everything must
go. 231 64th Street, Holmes Beach.
YARD SALE Saturday, November 21, 8 a.m.. to 2
p.m. Audio-video equipment, glassware, jewelry,
two waterheaters, and much more. 611 Cedar
Street, North Longboat Key Village area.
CORTEZ FISH MARKET 119th Street and Cortez
-Road (turn south two blocks). We have stone crabs.
798-9404. Cortez Bait & Seafood.
BARB'S OFFICE CENTER. Professional typing,
business cards, rubber stamps, fax services, qual-
ity copies, office supplies and lamination. 310 Pine
AWESOME TALENT SHOW Saturday, December
5, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Presented by Children and
Youth Programs of Florida. Location is at Griffith
Cline Funeral Home. 6000 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Bring a toy; Toys for Tots. 749-7003.
MISCHKERS. Have I got a canoe for you! See you
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Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
L Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
3BR/3BA ELEVATED HOME. Open and airy greatropm with
fireplace and oak floors. Master suite has his-and-hers walk-in
closets, whirlpool tub with separate shower. Screened deck over-
looks 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.
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PLEASE HELP ME I think my wife is having an affair.
I believe she has been seeing the same man for
twenty-four years. Please help me catch her at the
Sandcastle Players production of Bernard Slade's
"Same Time Next Year". The show opens November
27 and continues November 28 and 29, December 4
through 6 and December 10 through 13. All shows
begin at 7:30 p.m. at Marina Bay Restaurant. Ticket
prices are $20 for dinner and the show and $10 for
show only 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.
CRITTER SITTER. Going away and your pets have
to stay? Daily visits to your home to provide food,
water, and lots of TLC! 778-6000.
LOST KITTEN 10-week old male, black and gray
stripes. Very vocal, 3105 Avenue F. 778-8221.
1995 HONDA PRELUDE S, black 5-speed, power
sunroof and windows. New tires, CD player, excellent
condition. Pregnant, must sell! $11,900. 778-6234.
1996 HONDA EX sedan for sale. Super clean. White
with grey leather interior, sunroof, smoke free. 33,000
miles. $16,000. 778-3313.
WANTED TO BUY Motor scooter or moped. Three to
four years old or newer. 792-4274.
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ... and everything
else in The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.
YACHT CLEANING by Carleen. Detailing, wax,
maintenance programs. 15-years experience. Island
resident. References available. 941-750-7337.
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
WET SLIPS AND Hi 'N' Dry storage available at
competitive rates in modern, full-service marina.
1997 EVINRUDE 175 HP Ocean-Pro, 25-inch shaft
$5,000. Call 795-8299.
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.
WET OR DRY boat storage. Fuel, ice, bait available,
$5 per foot. Island Marine, 412 Pine Avenue, Anna
ISLAND MARINE NOW OPEN. Full service, storage,
bottom painting, boat rentals, bait and tackle. 412
Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, 778-1260.
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.,
HOUSEKEEPING nonsmoking, reliable. Variety of
housekeeping duties. Harrington House Bed and
CIRCLE K now hiring full-time, part-time sales asso-
ciates. All shifts, great benefits. Apply in person, two
locations in Bradenton Beach.
LICENSED REAL ESTATE agents. Excellent split.
Replies confidential. SunCoast Real Estate. Call
Julie Gilstrap, 779-0202 or evenings and weekends,
SHARKY'S STEAK AND SEAGRILL Opening soon.
Hiring all positions. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner shifts.
Apply 2519 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach 779-9151.
FULL TIME/PART TIME Waitress wanted. Call Tip of
the Island. 778-3909.
HELP WANTED waitstaff, hostess, cocktail, bussers,
line cook, and valet. Buccaneer Inn. 383-5565.
PRESCHOOL TEACHER/CAREGIVER Loving, ma-
ture, 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.
LICENSED REAL ESTATE Agents wanted due to
the anticipated inventory expansion of new model
homes. Confidential interview. Call Dolly Young at
778-0807 or 778-5427 evenings.
PART TIME/FULL TIME days cleaning residential
and construction. Must drive, must be bondable. Call
792-1032. Leave message.
FLORAL DESIGNER Experienced, part time. Busy
shop for season. Apply Island Florist, 5312 Marina
PRESCHOOL TEACHER/CAREGIVER loving ma-
* ture, patient, energetic person wanted for part time
class at Island preschool, 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Call
HOME TRUE VALUE wants two part-time people for
sales. Join our happy crew. Work is fun at True
Value. 5324 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
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.
LICENSED NURSE Thirteen years of experience.
Seeks private duty work. 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Call
call us 1st
Visit us at our web site http:,,' www.islandreal.com
Island Duplex! Wonderful island duplex has
over 2000sq. ft on 3BR/2BA side. 1BR/
S 1BA side is perfect for a rental! Extensive
ceramic tile and recent new carpet. Large lot
and new backyard fence. $199,900
Fabulous island duplex in central Holmes Beach
location, steps to the beach, excellent rental po-
tential. Recently updated with new tile floors, paint
and baths. Upstairs 1BR/1BA and downstairs
2BA/2BR with large screened lanai. $219,900
Spacious, beautifully maintained single
owner duplex in pristine condition. 2BR/
2BA and 1BR/1BA, close to beach. Ideal
owner occupied rental or investment prop-
Key Royale Gem! Canalfront 2-3BR/3BA
home with preferred southern exposure.
Open floor plan with spacious Florida room
that overlooks lanai, pool and canal. 40-ft
dock and 10,000-lb davits. $279,900
West Side Of Gulf Drive sits this charming
3BR/3BA home with den, family room and
computer room with Mexican tile. Sur-
rounded by lush, tropical landscaping with
deck and patio. $239,000
Waters Edge 2BR/2BA condo with den is
turnkey furnished and features a heated pool,
tennis, Gulf views! One of the largest mod-
els in the complex! $249,000
Open water villa with dock. Rare Seaside
Gardens with open water views. 2BR/2BA
with two car carport. Watch the dolphins
play from your backyard as you enjoy the is-
land breeze. $134,900
Direct bayfront home in Key Royale with
panoramic views of Tampa Bay! Gated
entry, open floor plan with extras galore!
Fireplace, boat dock, circular drive and pool.
Bayview at Perico Bay club! Lovely 2nd floor
condo with 2BR/2BA, turnkey furnished
with "Henry Link" wicker. $114,900
Across from the beach directly across from
the gulf waters on extra large lot. 3BR/3BA
with split plan, large living area with family
room and fireplace and large kitchen plus
Townhome close to the beach, shops and
schools. 3BR/2BA multi-level with covered
Outstanding nature views from this 1st floor
2BR/2BA condo in Perico Island wit many
new appliances and upgrades. Inviting glass
enclosed lanai. $119,900
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MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, mulching,
trimming, clean-up, edgings. Hard-working and
responsible. Excellent references. Call Edward
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476.
AUTOMOBILE SERVICE AND REPAIR. Call Mark
for appointment at Grooms Motors, 778-6045. 5608
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
THE HONEY DO MAN Handyman. Odd Jobs, small
jobs, repairs. Licensed, insured. Free estimates
778-5003 or 726-1067.
BANKRUPTCY $200, Divorce $150-$200. Adoption,
corporations, modifications, power of attorney, name
change, etc. Suncoast Paralegal Services 742-4788.
STUMP GRINDING Brad Frederick's. Also palm tree
pruning. Dependable, reasonable, insured, free
estimates. Back yards and small jobs okay.
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.
TEAM OF EXPERIENCED Housekeepers. Island
residents. Free estimates. Call Sharon 778-7247.
SPARKLING CLEAN SERVICES Licensed, Bonded.
Residential, commerical, homes, condominiums,
rentals. Move in/out. Get ready for season.
Estimates. Beverly. 778-1945.
BUSINESS WEB SITES/PAGES, place your busi-
ness into the cutting-edge of Internet marketing 24
hours a day, 7 days a week. Call for Free consulta-
tion. Al Jones SunCoast Web Services.. 778-4077.
E Mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Web site www.gate.net/-smithami
Sunday November 22
100 73rd St. #119, Holmes Beach .... $97, 500
Gulffront complex. IBR/IBA condo with heated
pool, on-site management, turnkey furnishings.
Call Clarke Williams 744-0700 eves.
224 Chilson Ave., Anna Maria ..........$255,000
4BR/3BA canalfront home with large yard. Dock
with water and electric. Call Christine
Eagleberger 779-1285 eves.
213 Periwinkle Plaza, Anna Maria... $189,500
Walk to beach from this 2BR/2BA home with airy,
bright rooms. Tropical landscaping. Call Dick
Rowse 778-2003 eves.
216 B 81st St., Holmes Beach ......... $162,500
Well cared for 3BR/2BA villas on quiet residential
street. Short walk to superb beach. Call Carol
Williams 744-0700 eves.
243 Willow Ave, Anna Maria............ $335,000
Gracious canalfront living in this 2BR/2BA Frank
Lloyd Wright-style home. Quality in every detail.
Call Judy Duncan 778-1589 eves.
133 White Ave., Holmes Beach ........$249,900
2BR/1.5BA home west of Gulf Drive. Turnkey
furnished and steps to the beach. Call Susan
Hatch 778-7616 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 r E
DANCING MAKES ME smile, how about you?
Private ballroom dance instruction. You push around
the furniture, I'll bring the music. Robin Rhodes.
Formerly of Fred Astaire Studios, 778-0465.
ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING removes unsightly
black mildew, salt and dirt from house exterior and
windows, roofs, gutters, driveways and decks. Call
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
Residential/commercial, full-service maintenance,
landscaping installation, clean-ups, tree trimming,
ponds, native plants, butterfly gardens. Excellent
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
references. Dan or Bill 795-5100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. State licensed and insured. Many Island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic &
vinyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.
ALUMINUM/INYL CONSTRUCTION, new installa-
tion/repairs, Soffits/Fascias, screen enclosures.
Insured, references. Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free
estimates. Thirty-two year Island resident. Call Jim
Bickal at 778-1730.
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.
MR. BILL'S Handyman Service. Thirty years
experience, self-employed in the construction trades.
I am handy to have around, 778-1110.
A LOCAL PAINTER with 25 years experience,
licensed and insured. Power washing also. Free
SUNSET VIEWS ON PRIVATE BEACH and bayside pool. ULTIMATE SUNSETS and expansive views of Sarasota and
You can have it all. Spacious 2BR/2B unit with 2 terraces, Longboat Key. Property consists of 2 separate houses and deeded
huge master suite, fully furnished. $225,000. Bob Burnett, boat dock. Main house features wood floors, fireplace and
387-0048 or Judy Nimz, 922-1015. C31181 exquisite master suite. $375,000. Van Bourgois, 761-0273. R27775
ISLAND ESTATE. Spectacular 4 or 5BR/4B
on deep sailboat water. Stunning sunsets, p
and tennis court. $845,000. Hal Gillihan, 77
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
JUST WAITING FOR YOU, 6 beautiful
+1 acres on the river. 4 BR/3B home on
property features 2 fireplaces. Owner
updating kitchen. $165,000. Nancy
Keegan, 723-3929. R29999
RIVERDALE. What a buy. On the canal
across from the Inlets. Great potential for
expansion. Kitchen and baths have been
beautifully remodeled. $139,900. Lisa
Edenfield, 727-8606 or 752-0101. R32014
cul-de-sac home CASTNETTER APARTMENTS directly across from Public Beach.
)ool, dock, davits Overlooks the Gulf of Mexico. Consists of 4 buildings, NW building
'8-2194. R19319 offers owner's unit, rental unit and office and 2-car garage. All other
buildings offer 2 units. $1,500,000. Don Lewis, 746-3200. CM 31317
3 ACRES of bayfront property. Exceptional A NEWER HOME with the warmth and
luxury homesite on Palma Sola Bay. charm of an older home. Intricate design,
$349,900. Sandy Drapala, 794-3354 or custom moldings and woodwork, wood
Kathy Marcinko, 792-9122. L33635 floors. Quality rarely seen today. 3BR plus
den. $214,000. Sandy Drapula, 794-3354
or Kathy Marcinko, 792-9122. R33612
BEAUTIFUL WEST SIDE HOME on
double lot. 3BR/2B. Enjoy over 1,700 sq. ft.
Avof living space inside and a completely
Available properties by the fenced yard for entertaining, kids or pets.
week or by the month from $86,000. Neville Demo, 747-0484. R33492
Anna Maria Island to Venice. EXCELLENT starter or retirement home.
Call one of our rental and Well cared for and situated on landscaped
resort specialists, boulevard. Close to most amenities. Pat
(941) 951-6668 or (800) 881-2222 Willingham, 748-6300. $79,900. R33528
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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
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Lawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
We Monitor Irrigation Systems
Service INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
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Established in 1983
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Serving the Island communities since
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25 Yrs Experience Island References 727-7247
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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.
COMMERCIAL SPACE: SPACIOUS 1,554 sq. ft.
ideal for studio plus 518 sq. ft. work room with sink
and plus 360 sq. ft. private office space. $1,500/mo.
plus utilities. Anna Maria Realty 778-2259.
SEASONAL RENTAL 2BR/2BA Shell Point. Call
Jean Holmes Realty, 778-2924.
PALMA SOLA PARK. Furnished 3BR/2BA pool
home. Fireplace, two car garage. $1,200 month, an-
nual lease. Pool care included, no pets. Call Smith
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/1 BA, 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, close to beach. Open 1999 winter sea-
son, $3,500 month, $1,000 week. Special rates off
ANNUALS: 2BR/1BA duplex, 2303 Avenue C $750;
Sandy Pointe Condominium 2BR/2BA $900 month.
Seasonals: 2BR/2BA Anna Maria Island Club $3,500;
2BR/2BA Runaway Bay $2,600; 2BR/2BA Bridgeport
$2,300. Call Suncoast Real Estate 779-0202.
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.
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, retail or office space
and new restaurant. Call Ed Z. 758-5838.
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 gulf front apartments available for sea-
son. Choice location, 2 and 3BR, fully loaded, porch,
patio, sun deck. No pets. 778-3143.
ANNUAL DIRECT GULF view 1BR/1BA elevated
apartments. $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.
STUDIO APARTMENT. Holmes Beach. Seasonal.
$800 per month for six months, or $1,200 per month
for four months. 778-2833.
ANNUAL BRADENTON BEACH. Lovely 1BR
cottage on bay in historic district. Lush grounds, dock
privileges. No pets. $725. 778-4625.
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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 gulffront
home near Bean Point. Large kitchen, living room,
dining room, garage, lanai, tile floors, ceiling fans.
Open December 6 through December 13, $700; also
open January 3 through January 31, $1000/week.
Call Betsy Hills Real Estate: 778-2291.
BEAUTIFUL NEW 3BR/2BA, Terra Ceia Bay condo-
minium. turnkey, 5th floor, fabulous bay view, pool,
tennis, golf, easy access. $2,400/mo. 924-8274.
TWO-STORY CONDOMINIUM Holmes Beach. 3BR/
2.5BA, two car garage, 3 decks, 1 screened. Com-
pletely furnished. Annual or Seasonal. 778-3739.
HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL Great location, fur-
nished, 1 BR apartment. First floor. $585 monthly plus
electric. 778-0751 or 725-1304. Leave Message.
GULFFRONT PRIVATE BEACH 3BR/2BA. Sea-
sonal. Spectacular view, modern kitchen and baths.
Open, spacious, washer/dryer, vaulted ceiling, sky-
light. Must See! 778-1086.
ROOMMATE: large 1BR/1BA, large living room, effi-
ciency kitchen, separate entry, guest parking, washer/
dryer. $700 utilities included, pool extra, 778-6099.
PERICO BAY VILLA 2BR/2BA. Garage, glassed and
tiled lanai, deck, immaculate, neutral colors. Most
desirable location. Pool, tennis, cable included.
$1,200 per month. Call Joyce 941-795-7934.
MARTINIQUE NORTH 2BR Gulf front, bay view,
pool and tennis court. January and March. Call
EFFICIENCY APARTMENT, private entry, bath,
screened porch, large living area includes kitchen
facilities. No pets, 778-7039.
SEASONAL/ANNUAL 2BR/1 BA unit. Steps to beach
in Holmes Beach. New carpet and tile. 778-1193.
AVAILABLE JANUARY, FEBRUARY, April. Fur-
nished 1BR cottage 200 feet to beach. Private, quiet,
clean. Close to restaurants, shops, and fishing pier.
2BR DUPLEX APARTMENT Unfurnished for annual
lease in Anna Maria near Community Center. Private
deck and back yard. No Pets. 792-8817.
HOLMES BEACH 2BR/1.5BA Townhouse, steps to
wide sandy beach, completely remodeled, washer/
dryer, great neighborhood, close to everything. $795/
month annual, no pets 778-6743.
ANNUAL 2108 AVENUE B. Bradenton Beach
Duplex. 1BR/1BA. One block from beach. $450
security and $450 rent. Includes water. Call 778-5807.
PERFECT FOR ONE Holmes Beach efficiency, near
beach. Private, furnished, ground floor, patio. Laun-
dry and utilities included. $500 per month. Seniors
VACATION RENTALS available Island or mainland.
One, two or three bedroom. Whether you want Gulf
Side of Golf Side, contact Sandy Greiner at Wagner
Realty, Wildewood 727-0700.
CUTE 1BR APARTMENT Available December
through April. $1,400 per month, $400 weekly. One
block to beach with canal access. North end on North
Shore Drive. Some pets accepted. Call 778-6139.
ANNUAL TOWNHOUSE APARTMENT 2BR/2BA,
full kitchen, pool, close to beach, shopping. Available
first week November $725 month. 794-3229.
VACATION RENTAL newly decorated 2BR/2BA
townhouse. Pool, close to beach and shopping, full
kitchen, security lighting, $450 weekly/$1,200
monthly /$2,000 monthly seasonal, three month mini-
mum. Call 755-3229.
NICE 2BR/2BA apartment, carport, central air,
washer/dryer hookup, dishwasher, single or couple.
No pets, $750 includes water. 778-1259.
ANNA MARIA LARGE 2 BR apartment overlooking
water at Anna Maria City Pier. Available December
and January, $1,500 month. Completely furnished,
electric, phone and cable included. Call 778-9188.
PERICO BAY CLUB 2BR/2BA annual. Beautiful
view, pool, tennis. Call Valerie Krus at Wedebrock
Real Estate, 778-6665.
TURNKEY 2BR APARTMENTS across from beach,
$450 weekly. Some winter dates available now. Low
Fall rates. Almost Beach Apartments, 778-2374.
DUPLEX 2BR new carpet, paint, unfurnished, no
pets. $700 plus security, first and last. Also furnished
available for six months or more, 778-8352.
ANNA MARIA 2BR/1 BA ground floor quiet, paradise.
Canalfront, lanai, deck, dock, half block to beach.
$550 week, $2,000 month, 778-8559.
HOLMES BEACH SEASONAL rentals, one and two
bedroom apartments. Heated pool, stones throw to
beautiful Gulf beaches. 778-4368.
TWO ANNUAL RENTALS available now. 2BR/2BA
condominium, Westbay Cove and Longboat Key. All
amenities. Old Florida Realty, 778-3377.
FURNISHED 2BR/1BA ground floor, seasonal, no
pets. 224 84th Street, Holmes Beach, 778-3267.
1 BR/1 BA APARTMENT annual, seasonal, single or
couple. Steps to beach. 108 77th Street, Holmes
SEASONAL HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA homes for
rent, fully updated, half block to beach, boat dock.
80th Street. 795-0413.
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HOLMES BEACH LARGE 3BR/1BA, duplex, annual
for rent. $700 plus deposit. No pets. One block to
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 water-view 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.
WATERFRONT PROPERTY. Be an informed buyer,
OPEN HOUSE Monday through Friday, 1 p.m. to 4
p.m. 4BR/4BA, large home, waterfront, boat dock,
5900 sf 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 loca-
tion! Two Gulf view duplexes on side-by-side lots on
Gulf Drive. 6BR/4BA total. Zoned multi-family.
$399,000 for pair. 761-9259.
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.
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 $419,500!
Hi! I'm Marianne
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to serve you. Call me at
-. Mike Norman Realty
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.
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
KEY ROYALE AIRY 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. By
Owner. Appointments, 778-7088.
HOUSE FOR SALE Anna Maria quiet street, two
blocks from beach. 2BR/2BA, two screen porches,
large garage. Beautiful yard. $179,900. 778-6172.
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.
GULF FRONT CONDOMINIUM Lovely view, spacious
1 BR. Walk in closets, nicely turnkey fumished, ceramic
tile, covered parking, heated pool, tennis. $149,900.
Yvonne Higgins at Wagner Realty 761-3100.
ENJOY THE CONVENIENCE of a condominium and
the privacy of a home. 2BR/2BA, attached garage,
garden patio, walk in closets, full size washer and
dryer. $124,000. Ask for Yvonne Higgins at Wagner
TRAILER ON LOVELY shaded lot, bright, open, airy.
500 sf of living space including 10-ft by 20-ft living
room with hardwood floors and vaulted ceilings. Stor-
age shed, fresh paint, new kitchen cabinet doors,
remodel almost complete. Easy walk to beach or bay
from 416 4th Street, Sandpiper, $19,900. 1-800-977-
0803 or 778-4523.
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.
PERICO BAY CLUB Bayberry2BR/2BA lake view unit
on waterside lane offered by original nonsmoking
owner. Upgrades include hurricane shutters and fin-
ished lanai. $124,900. For information, call 795-7301.
BAYFRONT ESTATE two homes plus duplex.
$725,000, $20,000 below appraisal. 109 13th Street,
Bradenton Beach. Open house Sundays, 11 a.m. to
2 p.m. By owner, Michelle 322-2101.
OPEN HOUSE Saturday, November 28, 1998,12 p.m.
to 4 p.m. 603 Baronet Lane, Key Royale, 778-2409.
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Shopping Center. More information: 778-7978.
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illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation or discrimina-
tion based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial sta-
tus or national origin, or intention to make any such prefer-
ence, limitation or discrimination." Familial status includes
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ans, pregnant women and people securing custody of chil-
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5201 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach
LIVING AT ITS BEST 3-4BR/3BA Perico
Island living at its best. Minutes to Gulf beach.
Has great view of pond. Low maintenance
fee. Move in condition. Priced to sell at
$142,500. Call Ed Oliveira 778-2246. Eves
ANNA MARIA GULFFRONT Outstanding
views from this two-story masonry duplex offer-
ing 2BR/1.5BA each unit, turkey furnished.
Possible to convert to single family. Offered at
$497,500. David Moynihan 778-2246. Eves.
CUSTOM BUILT 3BR/2BA residence with
greatroom design. Vaulted ceilings, large
porches and lovely view of bay. Short walk to
Gulf beaches. $229,500. #30851. Call Dave
Moynihan 778-2246. Eves. 778-7976.
NEW LISTING 2BR/2BA home one block to
Gulf and beaches. Large 1,398 sq. ft. ground
level. Recently painted inside and out. Big steel
shed in rear yard with work bench and ample
room for storage. $173,600. Call Michael
Advocate 778-2246. Eves 778-0608. #33567
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HOLMES BEACH TRIPLEX
2/1, 2/1, Efficiency. Convenient to everything, walk to beach.
New A/C 1997, New Roof 1998. Large lot. Two units turnkey
furnished, carpet, tile and more. Garage and carport.
$210,000 Make an offer 778-5057
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413 POINSETTIA, ANNA MARIA CANAL FRONT
2BR/2BA. 2.5-car garage. Dock. Split bedroom
design. Terrazzo floors. Fenced backyard with room
for pool. Lot is 75X114. Asking $220,000.
Doug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, FI 34216
Phone & Fax: (941)778-1222
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ELEVATED HOLMES BEACH HOME Well
cared for, 2BR/2BA home with large covered deck.
Close to shops, restaurants and beach. Beautifully
landscaped, nice private backyard. Additional
bonus family area. Easy to show! $159,000.
Elizabeth Andricks 778-4800. MLS 32383
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
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.
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.
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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.
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car garage, pool, tennis, clubhouse and gated
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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.
WATERS EDGE 2BR/2BA beachfront condo
with fabulous view of the Gulf. This is a
diamond in the rough with excellent rental
potential. Pool, tennis, elevator, security and
beautiful courtyard compliment this complex.
$240,000. Elizabeth Andricks 778-4800.
5201 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217
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WHITE AVENUE beach access. 3BR/2BA, large lot, immaculate,
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