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Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992) ( December 2, 1998 )

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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Uniform Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Creator: Islander
Publisher: Bonner Joy
Creation Date: December 2, 1998

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

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THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND




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FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE


DECEMBER 2, 1998


Topping off
The long-awaited
controversial GTE
cellular telephone tower
went up, up, up, in
Holmes Beach on Nov.
30. With lawsuits settled,
GTE and the city forged
ahead to build the tower
against objections from
residents. The 155-foot
tower is located at Smith
Realtors, across from
city hall. The Anna
Maria Fire District will
be allowed space on the
tower for its antenna at
no charge to the district.
Meanwhile, the city is in
the process of revising its
ordinance to permit a
request from PrimeCo,
another cellular pro- ,. ,
vider, to mount an
antenna atop Martinique
North condominium.
Islander Photo:
Bonner Presswood .,


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Lighted Boat Parade


in Island waters Saturday


Shores, bridges and piers are expected to be
jammed with holiday crowds as the annual Anna Maria
Island Christmas Lighted Boat Parade sails from
Bimini Bay at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5.


... Island-long

celebration, too
The Privateers-sponsored Christmas Parade
will cover the length of Anna Maria Island Satur-
day, Dec. 5, starting in Anna Maria City and end-
ing with a visit with Santa Claus for children at
Coquina Beach.
The parade will leave Bayfront Park in Anna
Maria at 10 a.m., proceed through that city,
Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach, arriving at
the southernmost beach at about 11 a.m.
There, Santa will distribute gifts to young-
sters 12 and under from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.
Also on hand will be hot dogs and sodas for the
hungry young holiday celebrants.
Prominent in the parade will be the Priva-
teers' traditional pirate ship on wheels, complete
with swashbuckling crew.
There is no entry fee for parade participants
or to see Santa. Those planning to enter may call
778-1238 or 794-2599.
Privateers President Rick Maddox said rules
for the parade entrants are:
SAll floats and cars must be staged by 9:30
PLEASE SEE PARADE, NEXT PAGE


For parade map, please
see page 22

The parade of colorfully lighted and decorated
boats will start at Key Royale's Bimini Bay, head out
to the Anna Maria City Pier, the Rod & Reel Pier and
then back to Bimini Bay.
This will be the 11th sailing of the Christmas ar-
mada, festooned with thousands of lights by their skip-
pers and crews. And there is room for as many more
boats as can get their engines running, said co-chair
Frank Derfler.
"The spectacle just compounds itself as new skip-
pers join the group." he said. "They bring fresh ideas
and add to the overall festivities."
Derfler said sailboats in particular seem more fes-
tive because they'can use their rigging to produce re-
ally outstanding displays.
"It makes the contest for the Best of Fleet and first
and second places in the sail and power categories that
much more intense," he said. There will be a commer-
cial division again this year with first- and second-
place winners.
An awards reception for participants will be hosted
at Marina Bay restaurant Sunday evening.
A boat parade hotline has been established at 778-
1136 to provide information on decorating boats and
the parade route. To be judged, each boat must be reg-
istered and pay an entry fee of $10 to defray costs of
this nonprofit event, said Stealey.
"This parade traditionally kicks off the Island's
holiday festivities," he noted, "and this year's promises
to be the biggest and best ever."


Mayor: Anna


Maria Post


Office to


relocate

By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria residents may be picking up their
mail at a new address in the future.
Mayor Chuck Shumard announced the post of-
fice will move from 9908 Gulf Drive to a new facil-
ity Bay Boulevard and Pine Avenue at the Nov. 24
city commission meeting.
The prospect of the move may please some
people, who say they are fed up with the traffic and
parking arrangements at the present postal facility,
where residents must collect mail from post office
boxes.
The City of Anna Maria does not qualify for
home delivery because it has fewer than 2,500 resi-
dents. Post office box delivery is free for residents
of the city.
When a resident complimented the city on im-
provements made to city roads at the recent meeting,
and asked if the traffic delineators would be put back
up in front of the post office, Shumard replied that
the post office was planning to move.
Shumard said the post office will be moving to
a new development, Bayview Plaza, across from the
city pier on Bay Boulevard and Pine Avenue. He
said information regarding the post office location
was received at city hall with the developer's plans.
Anna Maria Public Works Director Phil
Charnock said postal officials had considered relo-
cating to the Alexis Plaza several years ago, but de-
cided to remain at the post office's current location.
Ted Cole, owner for 24 years of what has come
to be known as "post office plaza," said the post of-
fice was a tennant before he bought the building. He
said he has no knowledge of plans to move.
Mayor Shumard said Anna Maria Postmaster
Ron Smith was supposed to come before the com-
mission and formally announce its plans to relocate.
Smith said he couldn't comment, but added, "It
may happen, but there's no plans to do it right now."
U.S. Postal Service spokesperson Gary Sawtelle
said, "It's news to me, but I did hear something
about that this morning."
Sawtelle said there is nothing for Anna Maria on
the "active project list." He said the move is "unsub-
stantiated."
Sawtelle was checking with Suncoast District Fa-
cilities Manager Betty Bailey to confirm information
about the move at press time.

Island Shopping Center
holiday open house
Friday night;
chamber orchestra 5:30 p.m.








SKIMMING THE NEWS...
Opinions ....................... .. ............. .. 6
Those Were the Days .............................. 7
Streetlife .................................. ......... 14
Holiday happenings .............. .... ........... 20
Anna Maria Island tides .......................... ... 23
Real estate ................................. ......... 24
Crossword puzzle.................................... 32






J[ PAGE 2 0 DECEMBER 2, 1998 N THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Old city hall out, park in for Holmes Beach


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
The current city hall and police department will be
demolished, said Holmes Beach city commissioners
last week.
Representatives of the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center had lobbied the commission for several
months to lease the building for teen programs and to
supervise and schedule activities on the athletic fields.
However, the Center's board of directors recently voted
to drop its bid to renovate and use the building.
Commissioner Roger Lutz, who had explored the
question of whether the building was worth renovating
and how much it would cost, reported on his findings.
"Mike Carter Construction indicated that $40,000
would do nothing but improve the entry ramps, paint
the building and add a metal facade to match the new
city hall," Lutz reported. "It would still have horrible
looking windows. Carter did not inquire into mildew in
the walls, the insulation and the rotting trusses. He said
the rehab would be about $100,000."


The Center had estimates much lower than
Carter's, with much of the work proposed to be done
"in kind," and at cost or less.
Lutz said, according to Carter, if the use of the
building changed from primarily office use for 49 or
less people to a meeting room with a capacity of 50 or
more, the cost would rise to $200,000.
Lutz said he also asked Pat Fletcher, architect for
the-new city hall, to comment on the old building.
In addition to numerous violations of the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act, Fletcher said, "The flat-
roof system and shingle-clad mansard must be re-
placed, the south and northeast exterior walls are
leaking and the air conditioning system is in need of
replacement."
At the time of Fletcher's initial study, the work was
estimated at $62,000, but that did not include work to
the parking lot, the contractor's overhead and.profit, su-
pervision, job-site facilities, temporary utilities bonds
and insurance, Fletcher noted.
Lutz asked if the city has the money to demolish


Holmes Beach to lose '778' number


Holmes Beach city commissioners approved a
switch from local service to the state's Centranet
phone system for the new city hall.
The city will lose its 778 prefix due to the
change; however, it will save a great deal of
money. The current service with 13 phone lines and
six trunks costs the city $429 per month.
The Centranet system will cost $475 per month


PARADE, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
a.m. at Bayfront Park..
Floats and cars must be decorated in colors and
style to reflect the holiday season.
Entrants must have their own insurance; Priva-
teers won't assume liability.
Firing of black powder is allowed.
Every unit must move under its own power, and


but the number of phone lines and trunks will be in-
creased to 27 of each. The same service would cost
the city $1,368 per month if it stayed with the local
provider.
The Centranet system will also give city offi-
cials and personnel access to the Florida Suncom
system in which they can directly access all state
agencies that are on the same system.


no marching units can be accommodated "We live
in a tourist community and must have the streets
cleared by the time people want to come to the
beaches," Maddox pointed out.
All trinkets and gifts must be handed to those
along the parade route none may be thrown.
No person or organization may charge a fee or
request a donation to be on any float. "This event is free
to all participants," Maddox said.


both city hall and the police department.
Mayor Carol Whitmore asked City Treasurer Rick
Ashley how much the city has left in its infrastructure
fund. Ashley said there is $200,000 in unallocated in-
frastructure money in the budget.
Ashley said the city is slated to receive a credit from
the new city hall project due to changes in the parking lot.
He said it would be between $15,000 and $30,000.
"We need to look at everything that still needs to
be done and decide what money is to be used to pay for
it," Ashley noted.
According to Lutz, Carter said it would cost about
$10,000 to demolish the old city hall. He asked if some
of the $65,000 in the beautification budget could be
used for the work.
Whitmore said $40,000 of that money is earmarked
as the city's match for a grant from the Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation. The grant project, Gateway to
Holmes Beach, will beautify the entrance to the city
from the Anna Maria Island Bridge to the traffic light
at East Bay Drive on Manatee Avenue.
"As far as beautifying the city, the gateway to the
city is not our biggest problem," Lutz noted. "Plus the
gateway belongs to all the other Island cites and they
should be sharing in the cost of beautification of that
common area. I'd rather spend $40,000 to knock down
this building and turn this area into a park and worry
about the gateway next year or the year after."
Whitmore said the demolition expense should be
taken from infrastructure funds, not beautification
funds.
Resident Mercedes Thornberg reminded commis-
sioners that they discussed giving the Center a piece of
land on which to construct a building. She asked if that
offer would be made in writing.
"No, but we understand their problem and will help
satisfy their need," Commission Chairman Don
Maloney replied.
Commissioners voted to proceed with procuring
bids for the demolition of city hall and the police de-
partment. They will discuss plans for developing that
area, including a previously planned basketball court,
at the Dec. 8 work session.


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... to kick off the 1998 Matching Fund Challenge for the
Anna Maria Island Community Center
Endowment Trust Fund.

Hosted by Islander Bystander Publisher Bonner Presswood
and Sean Murphy, owner of the Bistros.
Guests of Honor: Challengers Charles and JoAnn Lester

$20 at the door includes cocktails and hors d'oeuvres
Thursday Dec. 3 4-6 p.m.
at Bistro at Island's End
(Corner of Pine and Gulf in Anna Maria)
Please bring your checkbook. Pledge cards oill be accepted.
If you cannot be present, please mail contributions to
Anna Maria Island Community Center Endowment Trust
P.O. Box 253, Anna Maria FL 34216


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$40,000 Matching Fund Challenge

Every dollar up to $40,000 contributed from
now until the end of 1998 to the Anna Maria
Island Community Center Endowment Trust Fund
will be matched by Holmes Beach residents
Charles and JoAnn Lester and an estate gift.
Mail your tax deductible gift to Anna Maria Island
Community Center Endowment Trust TODAY.

Mail to Anna Maria Island Community Center,
P.O. Box 253, Anna Maria FL 34216.
This advertisement is sponsored as a community service by The islander Bystander






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N DECEMBER 2, 1998 U PAGE 3 [E


Car burglary bust may halt


Coquina bayside break-ins


All I want for Christmas
Holmes Beach resident Diane Beer traveled to North
Pole, Alaska, to capture this one-of-a-kind photo-
graph of Kris Kringle and Dasher. Santa is checking
granddaughter Heidi Clark's Christmas list while
Beer's daughter, Senior Airman Nicole (Beer) Clark
and son-in-law Staff Sgt. Chuck Clark wait their
turn. Kids can write to Kris Kringle and expect a
reply before Christmas if they hurry at 101 St.
Nicholas Lane, North Pole, AK 99705.


A county worker has been arrested and charged
with burglary of a vehicle at Coquina Beach, and
Bradenton Beach police suspect he may be respon-
sible for a rash of similar thefts there in the past few
weeks.
David Lee Hunt, 48, of Palmetto, was arrested
Tuesday, Nov. 24, charged with burglary to a con-
veyance. He was employed by Manatee County
Parks and Recreation Department at the time of his
arrest.
According to Bradenton Beach Police Officer
Raymond Mitchell, he left a purse with marked bills
on the dashboard of an unmarked police car in the
parking area near Coquina BayWalk at Leffis Key.
Mitchell said he waited in a concealed location
for more than two hours until he saw Hunt stop his
county pickup truck near the unmarked police ve-
hicle and begin to pick up trash. Hunt then drove off
a short distance, then returned and snatched the
purse, Mitchell said in his report.


Holmes Beach cell tower ordinance

passes first reading


Holmes Beach city commissioners last week
passed its amended tower ordinance on first reading.
The amendments were requested by Primeco
Personal Communications so it can erect an an-
tenna atop the Martinique North condominium.
In August, Primeco was denied a building per-
mit for the antenna because antennas are not per-
mitted in the A-I zoning district.
Primeco's attorney told the commission in
September that antennas of less than 10 feet should
be allowed without special use permits and they
should be allowed in the A-I district. Commission-
ers agreed and City Attorney Patricia Petruff


drafted changes to the ordinance.
In addition to the requested changes, Petruff
said the amended ordinance substantially reorga-
nizes the sections to make them more understand-
able and readable. No changes have been made to
the substantive provisions of the tower standards
and criteria, she said.
Resident Joan Perry asked numerous questions
concerning provisions of the ordinance which were
answered by Petruff and Primeco's attorney. Petruff
noted that Perry brought up several points that must
be clarified before the second reading to be held at
a special meeting Dec. 8.


Mitchell called for assistance, stopped Hunt and
placed him under arrest. Mitchell said he found the
purse under the seat of the county pickup truck and
a marked bill in Hunt's pocket.


Anna Maria City
12/8, 7:30 p.m., Commission work session
12/9, 9 a.m., Special joint commission and planning
and zoning board meeting on hazard mitigation

Bradenton Beach
12/3, 7 p.m., Commission meeting
12/9, 6:30 p.m., Planning and Zoning Board

Holmes Beach
12/3, 9 a.m., Planning Commission
12/3, 7 p.m., Parks and Beautification Advisory
Board (rescheduled from Dec. 2)
12/4, 9 a.m., Board of Adjustment
12/4, 1:30 p.m., Police Retirement Board
12/8, 9 a.m., Special commission meeting on
cellular tower ordinance followed
by work session

Of Interest
12/4, 9:15 a.m., Fire District/Manatee County
roundtable discussion, Central Library, 1301
Barcarrota Blvd., Bradenton.




Bradenton Beach
12/3, 7 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda: first read-
ing of employee benefit ordinance, formalization of new
grant-seeking committee, banner request by Key West
Willy's restaurant, planning and zoning board appoint-
ment, city participation in Christmas Parade discussion,
consent agenda and public comments.


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[] PAGE 4 K DECEMBER 2, 1998 E THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

Restaurants between 2,500 feet, hard place


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
You can't order an alcoholic beverage to comple-
ment your meal at Ato's or Sign of the Mermaid res-
taurants, but you can bring in your own.
Or can you?
In a Nov. 18 article, The Islander Bystander re-
ported both restaurants have licenses from the state to
operate as bottle clubs.
Following up after that article, Public Works Di-
rector Phil Charnock pointed out that neither restaurant
has a bottle club license.
According to Lt. John Blair, of the Florida Depart-
ment of Prefessional Regulations, Alcoholic Beverages
and Tobacco SarasQta district office, neither restaurant
has a bottle license or any other beverage license filed
with the state.
A bottle club as defined by Alcoholic Beverages
and Tobacco is "a commercial establishment, operated
for a profit, whether or not a profit is actually made,
wherein patrons consume alcoholic beverages, which
are brought onto the premises and not sold or supplied
to the patrons by the establishment."
Blair said some restaurant owners may be exempt
from having to obtain a bottle license if they are clas-
sified as a "bonafide" restaurant, which includes licens-
ing by the Division of Hotels and Restaurants to meet
all requirements of the Florida Administrative Code.
Both owners, Ed Spring of Sign of the Mermaid
and Ato Kelly of Ato's Restaurant, are licensed by the
Florida Division of Hotels and Restaurants.
However, a subsection of the code states a
"bonafide" restaurant, one that offers full course meals,
"must have accommodations for service and seating of
150 or more patrons at tables at one time."
Records from city hall indicate Kelly has a seat-
ing capacity of 25 people and Spring can seat up to 39
people, and therefore do not qualify for the exemption.
The owners could apply for a bottle license, which
costs $500 per year, Blair said.
Spring said, "I spoke with Lt. Brad Nelson at ABT
and I qualify for exemption under state statute."
He said he was not aware of a 150-seat requirement


Here's a synopsis of the last 16 years of revi-
sions to Anna Maria's alcoholic beverage ordinance.
Since 1982, elected officials have changed the
ordinance six times.
Remaining unchanged is one of its most debated
clauses the prohibiting of alcoholic service in cer-
tain areas of the city.
This requirement has been passed down through
the years and was upheld in court in 1993. It prohibits
establishments from selling or dispensing alcohol
within 2,500 feet of one another, or within 2,500 feet
of a church. There are seven restaurants that are exempt
from the requirement. They were grandfathered into
acceptance when the city's 1982 ordinance was re-
pealed and a new ordinance went into effect in 1987.
Over the years, restaurant owners have tried to


and said there are different interpretations of the law.
Kelly also said she knew of no such requirement.
In 1994, Kelly was giving away rum punch at monthly
luaus at her restaurant. Alcohol authorities put a stop to it,
saying that because the punch was not "complimentary,"
customers had to purchase tickets to attend the luaus.
"At that time," she said, "I spoke with the state
attorney in Tallahassee and he made no mention of this
rule."
Blair said Spring and Kelly would not need a spe-
cial license to allow customers to bring in alcohol if
they met all requirements of the rule. Some restaurant
owners are not aware of the requirements, but it is not
the agencies' responsibility to inform them, he said,
adding that his agency would be happy to help people
sort out the laws.
Owners not complying with the law will be given
a notice, Blair said. "The agency will inform them
about the law and require them to correct the problem."
There may be no problem if Anna Maria's city
commission votes to amend its alcohol beverage ordi-


have the distance requirement repealed. Proponents
argue it will not increase the consumption of alco-
hol in the community.
Opponents reason the law was established to
prohibit any further sales of alcohol in the city.
Through the years, the alcoholic beverage ordi-
nance has remained a political agitator and is once
again in the spotlight.
Owners of two restaurants recently came before
the city commission to ask that the ordinance be re-
vised, or an exception be made, so they could profit
from beer and wine sales.
1982
This ordinance repealed four ordinances in or-
der to make one cohesive ordinance to conform
PLEASE SEE BOOZE, NEXT PAGE


nance to allow Spring and Kelly to obtain a beer and
wine license from the state.
Both owners were at a commission meeting in
November where the matter was discussed.
A major obstacle faced by Kelly and Spring is the
city's distance requirement.
Anna Maria's ordinance prohibits post-1987 estab-
lishments from selling alcohol if they are less than
2,500 feet from any other business that sells alcohol or
less than 2,500 feet from an established church, in
Ato's case Roser Memorial Community Church.
The 2,500-foot law was challenged by Pat and Pete
Cain, owners of Candy Cain's, who sold their restau-
rant to Edgar and Ato Kelly in 1994. The Cains sued
the city over its "location" rule and lost.
Mayor Chuck Shumard said he wasn't aware the
restaurants were operating as bottle clubs without li-
censes. He plans on revisiting Spring and Kelly's re-
quest for a beer and wine license at a future meeting.
He said he first needs to meet with the city attorney
about the legalities of amending the ordinance.


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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N DECEMBER 2, 1998 0 PAGE 5 ti


Bid for Gateway landscape plans approved


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach city commissioners approved
$6,000-plus bid from Swan, Moody and Associates
Inc. for preparing landscape plans and a grant ap-
plication for the Gateway to Holmes Beach project.
The Gateway project will beautify the strip of
land from the Anna Maria Bridge to the traffic light
at East Bay Drive and Manatee Avenue. The plan
includes the planting of cabbage palms, grasses and
beach dune sunflowers and erecting a new entrance
sign for the city.
The matching grant for the project is being
offered by the Florida Department of Transporta-
tion for the fiscal year 1999/2000. The city must
decide the extent of the project, which will deter-


mine the overall cost. The city will be reimbursed for
half the cost up to $150,000.
Jim Chanatry, DOT district landscape manager,
told the city's beautification group this summer that
his cost estimate on the original concept is $30,000
with a three-week construction schedule. Money for
signs, lights and maintenance is not covered by the
grant.
He recommended that the city hire a landscape ar-
chitect to draw the plan to scale and give the grant
package a polished look. He said,up to one percent of
the local government match, or $1,500, can be used for
design services.
According to the bid from John Moody, his ser-
vices include:
Analyze and inventory site conditions.


Prepare a landscape plan according to DOT re-
quirements.
Prepare irrigation plans according to DOT
standards.
Prepare an estimate of construction costs.
Prepare a maintenance plan and agreement.
Prepare the grant application.
Moody's fee for the services is $6,000.
To provide assistance with construction bid-
ding, construction observation and final certification
and any additional services requested by the city,
Moody said he will charge time and materials based
on a fee schedule submitted to the city.
The deadline for the grant package is Feb. 1,
1999. The meeting to rank the grants is in June and
the grants will be awarded in July.


BOOZE, FROM PAGE 4
with definitions set forth in the 1981 Florida Statutes.
The main components are:
Provides definitions for regulating the sale and
consumption of alcoholic beverages.
Regulates hours of sale.
Prohibits consumption in certain areas.
Prohibits service in certain areas establishes
distance requirement and gives exemption to licensed
establishments already operating.
Prohibits indecent exposure in establishments.
Provides for penalties and severability.

1987
This ordinance repealed all of 1982's laws, though
it is very similar. It is rewritten with almost all of the
same language.
Some definitions which are expanded include:
An exception made for Island Players to allow
drinking on the premises, because it is a "publicly-
owned recreational area." Exceptions already existed
for Anna Maria's then-fire station, the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center and the city pier.
Increases the time licensed esta "shments can


"discontinue" selling alcohol from 30 days to 120 days
in any one year before the license becomes invalid and
may not be passed on to a subsequent restaurant owner.
Retains exemption of distance requirement to li-
censed establishments already in operation.

1991
This amended ordinance further defines consump-
tion prohibited in certain areas by prohibiting curb
drinking of alcoholic beverages.
Changes language of ordinance to "decriminal-
ize" violations of alcoholic beverage ordinance so that
it constitutes a non-criminal violation.
Establishes fine schedule.

1992
In 1992, the commission re-defined "premises"
and places alcohol may not be consumed to include
public parking lots, parks within the city, or in front
of bars or liquor stores.
It also made a provision with regard to location
in that "all establishments shall be located within the
commercial property and/or residential-office-retail
zoned areas."


1996
In March, an amendment was made creating a new
exemption to abandonment of alcohol beverage estab-
lishments.
This exemption allowed establishments to be out
of operation longer than 120 days "for the purpose of
marketing and sale of property and/or business," with-
out voiding the property's liquor license.
This exemption was made at the request of the
Anchorage restaurant owners with the hope of selling
their business after an extended period, but was applied
to all licensed Anna Maria establishments that were
grandfathered by the 1987 ordinance.
The Anchorage restaurant was demolished and is
currently being developed as a retail shopping center,
BayView Plaza.

1996 again
August 1996 was the last time the city's alcoholic
ordinance was amended.
Changes the language of ordinance to make fu-
ture violations a criminal offense and not a non-crimi-
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Holy cow!
If it's true, it's big news for residents of Anna
Maria.
If it's not true, well, "penciling in" the post office
on your plans for a shopping center development may
be an innovative method of securing prospective
tenants.
The post office in Anna Maria is the hub of the city.
You positively can't live there (and send or receive
mail) without an occasional trip to the post office -
seeing there's no home delivery.
Hence, "post office plaza," with the requisite mail
facility, a laundromat and gift shops, has proven over
the years to be a popular meeting place. There's plenty
of chats there "over the cracker barrel."
It's likely the hub of political activity as well -
sort of out of the "sunshine" but everyone gets their
say at the post office, if not their way.
If or when the Anna Maria postal facility
moves to Bay Boulevard at Pine Avenue, it will cer-
tainly change the focus of Anna Maria to the bayfront
property.
It may seem an inconvenience at first, not having
the advantage of stopping for mail on the way in or out
of town on Gulf Drive the only road out.
But whether you bike a few blocks this way or that
won't matter in the long run.
What will be interesting, will be to watch residents
of Anna Maria face changes. As we know from past
experience, change comes hard in Anna Maria.
The post office spokesperson we talked to said
before anything happened, there would be public meet-
ings where citizens would be allowed input on a new
location and city officials would be notified of the post
office's "area of preference."
But if it happens, don't really expect the U.S.
Postal Service to move too quickly.
Express mail ... E-mail ... snail mail. In Anna
Maria, where speeding is traveling over 25 mph, does
it really matter?

And, by the way
We're just a.little offended with Holmes Beach
Commissioner Roger Lutz's suggestion this week to
take money long ago allocated to a beautification
project for the city's "gateway" for what the city failed
to budget demolition of the police department and
old city hall buildings.
Lutz was directed to procure an engineer's study to
determine whether city hall was structurally sound, and
instead he spoke personally with someone from Mike
Carter Construction to obtain what was apparently an




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"off-the-cuff" quote for numerous repairs and renova-
tions.
His inflated projection of costs doesn't take into
account the fact that if the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center had obtained use of the building, it would
have been the Center's price to bear. And never mind.
that the Center's price for renovation tinkered around
$40,000 with in-kind donations of materials and ser-
vices.
The engineer's study was never performed. But
Lutz led the charge to vote for demolition of the build-
ings. He wants his vision of "beautification" to sur-


round what he dubbed the city's Taj Mahal, new city
hall, and he wants it done now.
So what if renovation would cost the city four
times what it would cost the Center? So what if the city
would lose $40,000 in matching funds to improve the
gateway?
Lutz and fellow commissioners, excepting Luke
Courtney, want the old building gone.
Lutz is even willing to forgo the gateway project.
He can't be worried about the next election. He has
another year to serve on his two-year term.
What's the hurry? And at what price.


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Bike path should be Island-wide
We wish to congratulate Mayor Shumard of
Anna Maria in his city's decision to add a bike
shoulder to Gulf Drive using city money. The small
stretch is at least a start to the Island wide problem
of no bike friendly roads whatsoever. Let the City of
Holmes Beach take a lesson from Anna Maria to
take steps without waiting for funds from the De-
partment of Transportation and M.P.O to take mea-
sures to make cycling easier for residents and tour-
ists.
"Build it and they will come." When a person
feels it is safe to ride around the Island. they will
leave their cars, use clean transportation and fre-
quent stores and businesses. Holmes Beach should
complete the project altogether, rather than letting
cyclists wait for phlise I and II. Blame should also go
the City of Bradenton Beach who also has done nil
to help in this matter.
The three governments should have gotten to-
gether and made and Island-wide bike shoulder lane
years ago and should be ashamed that this project
isn't a reality now.
Wayne and Brenda Natt, Holmes Beach

Commissioner's letter
to voters 'insulting'
a I found Commissioner Coles's "Open Letter to
Voters," dated Nov. 25, to be insulting, demeaning


and derogatory. Especially, when the commissioner
states that he recognizes the impact on a community
when officials defer the delivery of basic services to
non-municipal employees.
Fie is in essence saying that our sister cities to
the north and south have given up their control and
authority, and are now at the mercy of an outside
source. Thus, they have lost their "sense of commu-
nity' Is that true? I think not.
Also, he says that although being a senior citizen
does not bestow wisdom, it affords him some busi-
ness understanding and experience that the rest of
his younger colleagues are lacking. It's unfortunate
that he has to deal with the rest of us who may be
lacking in business sense.
However, in fairness to the voters, I wish that
more citizens would make the effort to attend our
commission meetings because then, they could see
and hear "first hand" what's going on and thus be in
a better position to make a fair and rational judg-
ment.
Bill Arnold, Bradenton Beach Commissioner

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THOSE WERE THE BAYS
Part 8, The Life and Loves of Hernando DeSoto
by June Alder


A 16th century depiction of the incident where molten gold was poured into
the mouth of a conquistador as Chief Pocorosa taunted, "Choke on gold,
choke on gold!"


THE KILLING


FIELDS


Pedro Arias de Avila was the most
notorious conquistador of the early 16th
century.
The octogenarian seemed the em-
bodiment of evil, killing thousands upon
thousands of Indians and ruling Panama
so oppressively that even the Spanish
settlers prayed for his death. But he
seemed immortal. (Pedrarias always
kept a coffin under his
bed and once a year spent Pocorosa,
the night in it, meditating his wife an,
and praying. He thought raped before
this was why he outlived had his rev


his enemies.)


To Pedrarias, all of
what we now know as Latin America
was his private domain, yielding trea-
sure in gold and silver at a terrible hu-
man cost.
Pedrarias's men took women by
force, set villages on fire, used torture to
get information about hidden treasure
and an ultimate insult kidnapped
chiefs and held them for ransom.
Perhaps the worst of the lot was
Juan De Ayora, second-in-command of
Governor Pedrarias's forces. He in-
vaded a village whose venerated chief-
tain Pocorosa had been befriended by
the late Vasco N6fiez Balboa (discov-
erer of the Pacific whom Pedrarias had
beheaded). Not securing enough booty
to suit him, Ayora hanged many of
Pocorosa's people arid had others eaten
alive by dogs. Most of the survivors he
put in chains, branded and marched
away to the slave market.
On his return to the capital of
Panama after weeks of pillaging, he
complained of being ill and arranged for
a passage back to Spain. It was later dis-
covered he had absconded with most of
the gold he had so ruthlessly stolen.
But Pocorosa, who had seen Ayoro's
soldiers rape his wife and daughters before
his eyes, had his revenge.
Some time later he succeeded in
capturing three of the rapists. He had
them tied up and forced clay funnels
into their mouths. Then he watched as
molten gold was poured down their


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throats, taunting bitterly, "Chica oro,
chica, oro!" Which means "Choke on
gold, choke on gold."
Another butcher was Gaspar de
Morales, a cousin of Pedrarias's and
Hernando De Soto's commander. While
Morales was leading a foray to a group of
Pacific islands to search for pearls, some
of the soldiers he left behind went on an
orgy of pillaging and
'ho had seen murder. Enraged, the In-
Sdaughters dian chieftains mustered
e his eyes, a thousand warriors and
ge lay in wait in the jungle
to attack Morales and his
returning troops. Learn-
ing of the ambush, Morales managed to
attack first. He made an assault with dogs
and harquebuses, resulting in a massacre
leaving 700 Indians dead or wounded.
Morales followed the bloody vic-
tory up by ordering 19 chiefs to be be-
headed, together with their women and
children.
Most biographical material on De
Soto emphasizes his reluctance to engage
in such cruel practices. It should be
noted, however, that after this battle,
Morales praised De Soto for his manli-
ness and courage and promoted him to
captain of lancers. De Soto was on his
way up.
As reprehensible as their methods
were, Pedrarias and his henchmen fun-
neled an astonishing amount of money
into the coffers of King Charles and
their own pockets.
One winter the pillagers amassed
over 80,000 pesos in ransom money
and spoils, a fifth being set aside for
King Charles, and the remaining pesos
about 29 million U.S. dollars -
distributed among the officers.
"Old Fury" liked to gamble with
his captains, sometimes using slaves
instead of cash. One night, it was said,
he lost 100 slaves at cards.


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conquistador
against another


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Management costs in for Grassy Point


By Pat Copeland and Jim Hanson
Developing Grassy Point into a nature preserve will
cost $103,500 of which Holmes Beach's share will be
$15,500, if all goes according to plan.
The figures were presented to city commissioners by
City Treasurer Rick Ashley as educated estimates of costs
beyond the purchase price of $847,167, which is expected
to be handled by a grant from the Florida Communities
Trust.
Grassy Point is 37-plus acres of pristine mangrove
wetlands on Anna Maria Sound just south of the Anna
Maria Island Bridge. The city hopes to make it another
Leffis Key, the preserve on the bayside of Coquina at the
south end of Anna Maria Island.
The Trust is moving steadily forward with the city's
grant application, which narrowly missed being funded in
August. Thirty-three others got grants, including the
Cortez school agd Riverview Pointe in west Bradenton.
The Grassy Point grant is contingent on savings in other
projects, which supporters believe are assured.
The city commission was advised that the Trust will
negotiate for the tract's purchase with the five owners,
Ashley will be the contact point with the Trust and Mayor
Carol Whitmore is authorized to sign for the city.
A five-year management plan is required before a
grant, and Ashley was assigned that task along with some
help from the Sarasota Bay National Estuary Program. If
and when the program goes through, Ashley said, devel-
opment items will have to be paid for outside the grant:
SOutdoor recreational facilities, including nature
trails, boardwalks, etc., plus management to enhance habi-
tat for wildlife. Estimated cost $33,000, with recurring
costs of $1,000 a year. Ashley hopes NEP will provide


SCost to open the 37-acre Grass Point to the public are estimated at $103,500. Islander Photo Paul Ro-t
Cost to open the 37-acre Grassy. Point to the public are estimated at $103,500. Islander Photo: Paul Roat


$8,000, the Florida Department of Environmental Protec-
tion $25,000.
Permanent sign at the entrance. Cost is $500, which
the city of Holmes Beach will bear.
Survey of vegetation. Cost: $500, Holmes Beach.
Restore and manage coastal uplands and wetlands.


Canal commission to survey residents


Holmes Beach city commissioners last week ap-
proved a request from Bob Jorgensen, chairperson of
a canal committee to study city-owned canals, to be-
gin informally distributing a survey on stormwater
drainage and problems in the city's canals.
The canal commission developed the survey to
help with its study of the feasibility and costs of
dredging the canals. The survey covers topics such
as flooding, collapsed drains, canal depths, col-
lapsed and damaged seawalls and pollution and


odor in the city's canals.
Jorgensen told commissioners that he wants to
print and distribute the survey city-wide, but the
canal committee has no budget. City commission-
ers plan to discuss Jorgensen's request for funds at
the Dec. 8 work session.
In the meantime, they told canal committee
members that they can make copies of the survey
at city hall and begin distributing them at
homeowners' association meetings and the like.


Cost: $5,000, NEP.
Restore five acres of uplands "in terms of biologi-
cal composition and ecological function." Cost: $50,000,
with $5,000 from the city, $25,000 from DEP, $20,000
from Southwest Florida Water Management District
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Ongoing monitoring and control program for
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year, Holmes Beach.
Develop parking area. Cost: $10,000 plus $1,000 a
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Welsh, Islanders present 'Cinderella'


British performers in the Island Players
"Cinderella" this weekend.


Chamber's 'Party' Tuesday
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
plans its third annual "Partytime" aboard the Seafood
Shack Showboat Tuesday, Dec. 8.
It is planned as a combination chamber party and
Island companies' Christmas party, with gift exchange.
Boarding is at 6:30 p.m. at the Seafood Shack restau-'
rant just north of the mainland end of the Cortez
Bridge, with departure at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $35 per person. Information may be
obtained by phoning 778-1541.


The Players Theatre of Gelligaer, Wales, will join
the Island Players Theatre to present a Christmas pan-
tomime this weekend at the Anna Maria theater.
The special addition to the Island Players winter
season will be at 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday,
Dec. 4, 5 and 6, with a matinee for children at 2 p.m.
Saturday.
"The Christmas 'panto' has been a British tradi-
tion since Victorian times," said Robert Offenhauer
of the Island Players. "It is a delightful theatrical
form based on a traditional fairy tale Cinderella,
in this case but expanded to include comic char-
acters, jokes, slapstick, animal characters and


AID aims to serve less
Fresh from a successful SHAREing of Thanksgiv-
ing, All Islands Denominations volunteers are heading
at full steam into Christmas.
Jean Maschek; who chairs AID's client committee,
said the organization distributed 25 Thanksgiving
SHARE packages to needy families and individuals
during the Thanksgiving holiday.
SHARE is Self Help And Resources Exchange, a
national program operated here by the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center. Thanksgiving, Christmas and
Easter SHARE programs are handled by AID, the or-
ganization of all seven of the Island's churches.
In the SHARE program, individuals pay $14 for
the right to a package of groceries, which they may use
themselves or donate to those less fortunate.
Now the Christmas push is on, for gifts and SHARE
packages and for the names of needy families and indi-
viduals who may benefit, said Jeanette Cashman, who
chairs that segment of the AID program.
S More packages are distributed at Christmas than
for the other holidays, she said, and included are gifts
for the family. Some of the gifts are donated she
remembers a bicycle or two in years past, and biking
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Mavis Gibbs wrote this version and Gareth Gibbs
will direct it. The Welsh couple will lead the visiting
ensemble and local talent will join in, including Sam
McDowell and Geoffrey Todd as the ugly sisters. Co-
producing the presentation will be the Northern Trust
Bank of Florida.
Admission will be $10 for all shows except for
children at the matinee, who will pay $5. The theater
is at Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue in Anna Maria City.
The box office will be open from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
daily and an hour before each performance. Further
information is available at 778-5755.


fortunate for holidays
chased by the volunteers with AID funds, to assure
everyone of a Christmas to remember.
Not only are givers sought, but people who need
the help. Robert Meylan, president of AID, said the
biggest problem in that area is locating elderly people
who can use the help.
"Some of the elderly needy don't know about us,"
he said. "Some don't want to bother us. But mostly
they're too proud to admit a need, to ask for help.
"They don't need to be. Everything is confidential.
We want to help, not gain some kind of credit."
People who know of a needy family or individual,
or the needy themselves, should get in touch with AID
right away, he said.
Since AID is based in the Island's churches, the or-
ganization encourages people to make contact there. But
that's not necessary, Meylan stressed. They can call 779-
1294 or go to the AID Christmas headquarters in the Is-
land Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria City.
Help is not limited to the holidays. AID distributes
food the year around, Meylan said: "We never turn
down a request for food." The organization also lends
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The Key Royale Resident Members' Association
will discuss a new maintenance contract for plantings
in the Key Royale Drive median strip at a meeting
Monday, Dec. 7.
President Alfred Miller said the next year's budget
will include the maintenance contract, as well as "adjusted
dues to cover same." The meeting will be at 7 p.m. at the
Key Royale Clubhouse, 700 Key Royale Drive, Holmes
Beach. Details may be obtained at 778-2290.

Van Wezel ex-executive
director speaks at library
Curtis Haug, former executive director of the Van
Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota, will speak at
3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, at the Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
He is appearing for the third program of the season
in a series presented by the Friends of the Island Branch
Library. He was executive director of Van Wezel from
1970 until 1987, coming here from the Chautauqua
Institution in New York.
Author of "Performers at the Purple," he received
the David Award for outstanding contributions to
.Sarasota's arts community. He also is founding presi-
dent of the Florida Consortium of Auditorium Present-
ers.
The library has room for 75 persons at the program,
with free tickets available at the circulation desk. De-
tails may be obtained at 778-6341.

Off Stage Ladies plan
luncheon
The Off Stage Ladies of the Island Players Theatre
will meet for luncheon Wednesday, Dec. 9, at the Holi-
day Inn on Longboat Key, 4949 Gulf of Mexico Drive.
A cocktail hour at 11:30 a.m. will be followed by
luncheon, with presentation by Jo Kendall and Dick
Lawall of the Christmas story based on O. Henry's
"Gift of the Magi."
Christmas caroling is on the program, and mem-
bers are to contribute their gift envelope to All Islands
Denominations for its work with the needy.
Guest reservations may be made and information
obtained from Ruth Stevens, 794-2188.

'Deck the Halls' show
this weekend
The annual Christmas show of the Manatee River
Garden Club, with the theme "Deck the Halls," will be
Friday and Saturday, Dec. 4 and 5, at the Garden Cen-
ter, 3120 First Ave. W., Bradenton, from 10.a.m to 5
p.m. both days.
Six rooms will be decorated for the holidays:
Mom's Kitchen, Library, Living Room, Dickens' Fam-
ily Room, Mountain Cabin and Grandma's Back
Porch. The Christmas Boutique will be open. Lunch
will be served both days from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tickets are $2 each, proceeds going to the club's
youth work. For information, call 739-2522 or 753-1031.


Romance at Marina Bay
"Same Time Next Year" is being presented by the
Sandcastle Players at the Marina Bay restaurant,
5325 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, Friday through
Sunday, Dec. 4-6, and Dec. 10-13. Food service
starts at 5:30 p.mi. and curtain time is 7:30. The box.
office is open from 11:30 a.m. until closing time at
the restaurant. Tickets are $20 for dinner and show,
$10 for show only. Information is available at 778-
7133.
Thousands pack
Bridge Street
for Christmas Prelude
More than 3,000 people ushered in the holiday sea-
son Thanksgiving night at the second annual Christmas
Prelude on Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach.
Singalongs and awards were the highlights of the
night, which was sponsored by Lea Ann Bessonette,
John Chappie and Emily Anne Smith.
Winners in the "celebration of light and life" holi-
day decorating contest were Kathy and Don Brown,
109 Seventh St. S., ifi the residential category. First
place honors in the commercial category was a three-
way tie: Bridge Street Pier & Cafe, Sports Lounge and
the Bridge Tender Inn, all on Bridge Street.
Second place in the residential category went to
Carl Schultz and Gloria Townsend, #75 Second St.
Second place in the commercial group went to
Bradenton Beach Hair Salon, 109 Seventh St. N.
Performing for the crowds were the following groups:
Anna Maria Island Cub Scout Pack #7, Brownie Troop
#71, violinist Mary Elizabeth Page, Girl Scout Juniors
Troop #39, the "Joyful Noise" from Roser Church accom-
panied by Lois Lott, Youth Choir of Turner Chapel AME
Church of Palmetto, and Michele Bishop.


Gerbracht, Dubats
to wed
The happy couple are Rob
Gerbracht and Barbara
Dubats. They will marry at 5
p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, at the end
of 50th Street in Holnes
Beach. Gerbracht, who is best
known as the original island
locksmith, has been an Islander
for 30 years. His bride-to-be
made the Island her home 13
years ago. Ginger Ward will be
maid of honor and Island
resident Steve Tucker will be
best man. Gerbracht's daugh-
ter, Jennifer, will join in the
ceremony as bridesmaid.
Sandy Haas-Martens will the
join the couple in marriage. A
celebration will be held after
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 DECEMBER 2, 1998 0 PAGE 11 iE


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Homes Beach city commissioners last week agreed
to keep the Babe Ruth. ball field configuration with
home plate near the fire station and use infrastructure
funds to cover the oversight in the budget the cost
to haul fill to level the field.
Last month a controversy arose over the placement
of the field when Public Works Supervisor Joe
Duennes recommended it be returned to its original
configuration with home plate at the Flotilla Drive end
of the field.
After hearing concerns about safety from local
coaches last year, the city made plans to reposition the
field with home plate at the end nearest the fire station
and the city's public works area.
Duennes said the main issue was the $15,000 to
$20,000 expense to the city to haul fill dirt to level the
field. The dirt is being provided by Manatee County,
which will construct the field to the city's specifications.
"The best position is with home plate by the fire
station," Commissioner Luke Courtney said. "If we
have a problem with the $20,000, let's admit that and
see if we can raise it some other way. I don't favor
putting home plate by Flotilla Drive because it's not
safe for kids batting."
Proponents of the proposed configuration argued


Art demonstrations
Thelma Weeks demonstrates clay animal scuplture,
one of three demonstrations planned Saturday, Dec.
5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Island Gallery West,
5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Others will be
Graciela Giles demonstrating watercolors and John
Bonser, photo image transfer.

LBK Garden Club hosts
annual holiday party
The Longboat Key Garden Club will host a holi-
day dinner party at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, at the
Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico
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that if home plate were at the Flotilla Drive end of the
field, the afternoon sun would be in the batter's eyes.
A pitcher can shield his eyes from the sun with his
glove, while a batter must keep both hands on the bat
and face a fast-pitched ball, they said.
But, if home plate is near the fire station, the
planned soccer field will not be regulation size, Mayor
Carol Whitmore said.
Courtney said that is only the case if the ball field's
fence and foul pole are fixed; however, the county has
agreed to install a removable fence and foul pole.
"The information I got from Scott Dell [program
director for the Anna Maria Island Community Center]
is that there's plenty of room for both," Courtney said.
"We've promised these people we're going to have
a Babe Ruth field for the past five years and it's time
to finally do it," Commissioner Pat Geyer stressed.
"What do the ball people want?"
"The soccer people want the ball field with home
plate by the fire station," replied Kevin Cassidy, presi-
dent of the Island Football Club and sports writer for
The Islander Bystander. "I have 200 signatures from
people stating their support for constructing the soccer
field because that has never been officially discussed
by the commission."
Commissioners agreed to discuss plans for the soc-
cer field at the Dec. 8 work session.

Episcopal women will hear
'Christmas Story'
The Episcopal Church Women of the Church of the
Annunciation will hear "The Christmas Story" at a
meeting at 10:15 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, at the parish
hall, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Jeanne Dwan will read the story and a musical pro-
gram will be presented by St. Stephen's School under
director Jamie Marshall.
Lunch will follow at noon. Further information
may be obtained at 778-1638.

Local musician has first
solo CD
Chuck Caudill, Anna Maria Island musician for
many years known as "the sunset man," has released
his first solo recording on CD.
He said it features the tunes that'are most fre-
quently requested of him at the Sandbar and Beach
House restaurants, where he has performed nightly for
sunset for 13 years.
His last release was in 1983 with Chuck and
John and the News. His next original release is about
75 percent complete, he said, and will be along soon.
His new CD is titled "sandbars and beachhouses"
and is available onstage nightly and in stores on
Anna Maria Island.

Whitney Plaza plans
holiday event Dec. 9
A holiday "walkabout" and open house for
Whitney Beach Plaza on Longboat Key will be held
Dec. 9 from 5-8 p.m.
The plaza's 16 shops will be open and there will be
strolling carolers, holiday music, wine tasting, refresh-
ments, special merchant giveaways and "maybe even
a surprise visit by Santa Claus," organizers say.
Whitney Beach Plaza is at 6800 Gulf of Mexico
Drive, at the north end of Longboat Key. For more in-
formation, call 383-1336.

Bird rescue class is
scheduled Saturday at
Pelican Man
An advanced wild bird rescue training class is
scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at the
Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary, 1708 Ken Thompson
Parkway on City Island, at the south end of the New
Pass bridge.
Rescue team member and teacher Rick Sims said
he will concentrate on wildlife rescue techniques and
hands-on training geared to the more experienced res-
cuer. Details are available at 388-4444.


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'Nutcracker' ballet
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"The Nutcracker" will be presented by the
Bradenton Ballet Repertory this weekend, featuring
professional dancers, Tchaikovsky and some Island
youngsters.
The Cavalier and Sugar Plum Fairy are performed
by members of the professional Southern Ballet The-
atre of Orlando, but the rest is all Manatee.
Performances will be at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day, Dec. 5 and 6, and 7 p.m. Saturday night at Neel
Auditorium on the Manatee Community College cam-
pus, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Ticket pricesare $14
for adults and $6 for children in pre-sales, $14 and $7
at the door.
The ballet, in its traditional full-length form, is
performed annually for Manatee County schools, ex-
plained Allison Norton, artistic director of the
Bradenton Ballet Repertory.
"To date, more than 5,000 students from the
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Pass on the turkey
With Thanksgiving over and done with (burp), the
leftovers long ago dissipated, I'm somewhat reluctant
to finalize my Los Angeles report. It ended, after all,
(Or should I say climaxed?) with Halloween.
It's taken too long to tell about a very fast three days
in L.A. County. We, my friends and Hollywood residents
David Reid and Neil Loden, did so much in so little time.
Aside from the traditional Hollywood Walk of Fame,
a personal tour of Paramount and CBS studios, a saunter
up and down the Venice Beach boardwalk, including
Muscle Beach, a shopping trip and an afternoon of Gator
football with 100-plus fans amid the most and the biggest
TV screens ever packed in a bar the only thing Reid
could think we'd missed was the Hearst mansion.
But there was a curious pleasure in his face when
he met me at L.A. International Airport that should
have tipped me off when he said, "You're here for the
biggest celebration of the year."
I certainly wasn't thinking Halloween when I left
Anna Maria. It was more of an escape from birthday
reminders, and after all, my childhood was marred by
Halloween-themed birthday parties. That is, until I fi-
nally put my foot down around age 10.
"Mom, what's with the black cats and the Hallow-
een theme? Do you think I'm a witch, or what? Can I
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But, not in L.A.
I was booked into the only hotel in the "party zone"
on Santa Monica Boulevard, the West Hollywood
Ramada Inn. A couple or three miles of the boulevard
were scheduled to be closed off to vehicles at 3 p.m. on
Halloween, closed for the benefit of the biggest street
party I've ever seen.
The street was closed until 7 a.m. the next day,
Sunday, which was my first hint at how intense this
Halloween party would be.
If you've ever noticed the chair-lined parade route on
Manatee Avenue the morning of the DeSoto celebration
parade, you know a little something about what the street
looked like except there was no parade. There was
nothing reminiscent of DeSoto's Conquistadors.
In West Hollywood, Santa Monica Boulevard is
four lanes of traffic, with one lane for parking on each
side and a 40-foot-wide, grassy, landscaped median
which held 10 or more way-bigger-than-life colorful
Keith Harring sculptures. The old center-of-the-road
railroad tracks are visible at intersections.
For Halloween, vendors with mostly food and
drink and bubble machines occupied the medians.
Street-side outdoor seating at bars and restaurants
was popular for the obvious vantage point and be-
cause indoor smoking has been banned everywhere
(public places) in California.
There were families, young, old, kids and all, po-
sitioned up and down the blocks of restaurants, shops
and bars, all there to watch the spectacle of costumed
revelers the likes of which a New Orleans Mardis Gras
could be jealous. (No one puked that I could see.)
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groups formed in elaborate coordinating costumes or
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Some were professional costumes no doubt, but
not the likes of an Ajax Costumes in Cortez. Oh no.
The wild and crazy costumed Halloweeners we saw
had been shopping Hollywood style.
There were more elegant gowns, tiaras and stacked
high-heel pumps than Godiva has chocolates. There were
so many men in drag, I stopped photographing them and
concentrated on the "truly bizarre and unique."
We counted a mere four or five Monica Lewinskis
and even fewer Bill Clintons.
The Tupperware group, running a megaphone-
manned sale party, was a hit on the street. So was the
one-man flying circus, with costumed blow-up dolls
stacked above his head and on his wrists. Several me-
dieval characters paraded the streets, but only one with
flames shooting from his warrior head gear and a
fire marshal close behind. (Was he real or costumed?)
My hosts swore the Hare Krishnas chanting and
dancing baldly in the streets were real, but how could
they tell?
There was a group of cave men, two groups of char-
acters from the Wizard of Oz, Aunt Jemima, and numer-
ous outfits that "highlighted" exaggerated sexual organs
of one gender or another. Breasts were big and plas-
tic. You'll just have to imagine what I can't show and tell
you this is a family newspaper, after all.
One of the more original outfits that caught my eye
was "shower boy." Clad in a fishnet scrubby and a
shower head on a pole strapped on like a back pack,
shower boy was attracting a crowd. But so did the
couple portraying the shower scene from "Psycho."
And a chef in the hotel lobby caught my eye. He
wore the tall toque (chef hat), chef jacket and apron -
with a jock strap. No pants.
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Nov. 23, domestic disturbance, 100 block of Cres-
cent Drive. The subjects had an argument but there were
no signs of physical violence, according to the report. The
deputy issued domestic packets to both subjects.

Bradenton Beach
Nov. 8, criminal mischief, 200 Bridge St.,
Bradenton Beach City Pier. The witness reported two
suspects broke 49 light bulbs in the parking lot. The
officer located the suspects, who admitted breaking the
light bulbs, according to the police report. The father
of one suspect arrived to take custody of the both sus-
pects. Damages were $55.
Nov. 10, lost property a diamond ring, a gold
necklace and two bottles of prescription medication,
100 block of Third Street North.
Nov. 11, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach. The victim reported an unknown person re-
moved a purse containing a savings book, a check
book, credit cards, a driver's license and $20 cash.
The victim reported she returned to the beach on
Nov. 14 and was approached by an employee of the
Manatee County Parks and Recreation Department. He
told her that he found her purse and turned it over to the
police. After the victim left the beach, she realized he
could not have known it as her purse unless he had
knowledge of the crime.
She reported the incident to police.
Nov. 12, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach. The victim reported an unknown person
smashed the passenger window and removed a bag
valued at $15, containing two pairs of children's ten-


nis shoes valued at $30 and one pair of adult tennis
shoes valued at $50. Damages were $75.
Nov. 15, unlawful alteration of a vehicle tag,
unlawful use of a temporary vehicle tag, 500 block of
Gulf Drive North. The officer stopped the subject with
a broken tail light on his vehicle and found the
vehicle's tag had been altered. He issued citations and
a summons and confiscated the tag.
Nov. 15, warrant, 400 to 600 block of Gulf Drive
South. The officer stopped the subject for unlawful speed
and found his driver's license was suspended for failure
to pay traffic fines. He also had a warrant from Manatee
County for insufficient checks. He was placed in custody.
Nov. 16, DWLS, 400 to 600 block of Gulf Drive
South. The officer stopped the subject for unlawful speed
and found his driver's license was suspended for numer-
ous unpaid traffic citations. He was placed in custody.
Nov. 17, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach. The victim reported an unknown person re-
moved a purse containing $50 in cash, a Swiss army
knife and a 35-mm camera valued at $150. Later an
employee of the Manatee County Parks and Recreation'
Department said he found the purse in a trash can and
turned it in to police. The purse was empty.
Nov. 18, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach. The victim reported an unknown person re-
moved a purse containing $100 in cash, $500 in
traveler's checks, credit cards and identification cards.
Nov. 18, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach. The victim reported an unknown person re-
moved a cellular phone valued at $150.
Nov. 19, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach. The officer reported he observed the suspect,
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six-disk CD player valued at $199.
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Bay Drive, Sandy Pointe. The victim reported an un-
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STIR, FROM PAGE 13
But for all the naughtiness, all in the best of fun, I
hardly saw a cocktail or a beer on the street and no
signs of over-inebriated behavior. Unless you count
Zorro, stretched out on a chair in the elevator lobby on
my floor as drunken behavior.
In fact, amid partying chaos, everyone was most
agreeable to "photo ops," candid or posed. From a
group of four costumed "women of the night," one of-
fered his hand to me for help up the curb when I asked
to join them for a photo.
Chivalry is not forgotten in West Hollywood. And
Halloween is their national holiday as it should be.
The next morning I was on the plane for home,
Randy Wayne White's latest book, "Mangrove Coast,"
in hand. I was all ready to finish what I'd started on the
way out, Doc Ford's next adventure, which quite
frankly, I had doubts could top my three days in L.A.
At least I wouldn't kill off my best character! What
a vengeful stroke on the computer keyboard. I was
shocked and dismayed. What will Doc have to com-
plain about? But then, you should read it yourself, eh?
Thanks to David and Neil for a great time.
Now, on with Christmas.

You're invited
It's true. You're invited to Bistro at Island's End
as guests of myself and Sean Murphy for hours
d'oeuvres and drinks for the mere price of $20.
Sounds too good to be true?
Then believe it, because it is true. Of course,
there's a catch.
All the donors to last year's Anna Maria Island


Community Center $25,000 challenge are invited, and
so is everyone else in the Island community.
We need everyone to contribute to this year's chal-
lenge because it's up to $40,000, and we're not mak-
ing any bones about the fact that we've invited you to
this party to put a good feeling in your heart and a touch
on your checkbook.
We want to kick off the challenge with donations
and pledges and we're hoping to bribe you with the
favors of Island's End to make "the touch" irresistible.
When else have you been invited to a party with a
$20 door fee and the advance warning that you'll be
asked for more?
The honored guests are the challengers, Holmes
Beach residents Charles and JoAnn Lester, who put up
$25,000 last year for the Center's Endowment Trust, if we,
the community, could match them dollar for dollar.
And match we did. More than $34,000 was donated
to the challenge fund, all from individuals who obviously
care enough to support an everlasting Center endowment.
Along with the Lesters' challenge, this year's total of
$40,000 includes a pledge from an estate gift.
So, by pulling together with the community's match-
ing funds, we can raise $80,000. And we'll show every-
one what a great community Anna Maria Island is.
I believe we can do it, because I believe in the pro-
grams sponsored on behalf of kids by the Center.
You're invited to join us and please help make
it a very Merry Christmas. If you can't attend, you can
still give to the Endowment Trust fund. Mail your do-
nation to the Anna Maria Island Community Center,
P.O. Box 253, Anna Maria, FL 34216.
The kids this generation and the next one -
will all thank you.


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Island Sports

The week
that was *
By Kevin P. Cassidy


IFC shot down
in Turkey Bowl
The Island Football Club's three youth teams all
competed in the Turkey Bowl, a Division II and III
soccer tournament hosted by the North River Soccer
Club Thanksgiving weekend.
- The Island teams were entered in Division II, the
competitive division for under-9, under-12 and under-
14 age groups with teams guaranteed three games of
play. The teams with the best records advanced to the
finals, which were played on Sunday.
Largo United took home top honors in the U-9 age
bracket on the strength of a 3-2 win over the Tampa
Knights. U-12 champions were the Brandon Panthers,
who shut out Cape Coral by a score of 2-0. while the
Sarasota Storm won the U-14 division with a 3-1 win
over Ocala Big Sun Blazers.
The tournament's roots can be traced back to 1987
when the area hosted a competitive tournament which
faded in the early 1990s. North River Soccer Club got
it goirig again with last year's recreational tournament.
This year the tournament expanded to include com-
petitive teams and grew from 24 teams in 1997 to more
than 50 teams at the 1998 Turkey Bowl.

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To say our Island teams didn't fare too well would
be a bit of an understatement, as Beach Bistros/Islander
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the tournament with a victory, which they gained in
their first game on Friday.
They played a familiar foe, North River, and took
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The rest of the tournament didn't go quite as smoothly,
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The game was competitive but the Knights proved
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It just wasn't meant to be however, as Largo
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SPORTS, FROM PAGE 18
and out in the same tournament.
Palma Sola Animal Clinic/Islander Bystander
opened the competition against eventual champs
Brandon Panthers and played well for about 20 min-
utes before the floodgates opened for Brandon, as
they scored five goals in the last 10 minutes of the
half.
Brandon equaled its five goals scored in the sec-
ond half, taking a 10-0 shut-out win. Max Gazzo was
one bright spot for the Islanders, as he took home
man-of-the-match honors for his hustle and determi-
nation in a game where it would have been easy to
give up.
The Islanders put Friday's loss behind them as they
bounced back the following day and played good, hard
soccer against Palm Harbor and Braden River. Fate was
not on their side however, as they were unable to hold
one-goal leads and ultimately lost both games.
Our locals led the first game against Palm Harbor
twice, as Taylor Manning found Michael Wallen with
a long cross from the corner for a 1-0 lead, but Palm
Harbor came right back to tie it up.
A hand ball in the box by a Palm Harbor de-
fender gave IFC a penalty kick, which Skyler Purcell
hammered into the back of the net for a 2-1 Island
lead. But the Island lead was short-lived, as a left-
footed shot into the upper left corner of the goal and
another goal off of a corner kick sent the Islanders
to their second loss of the tournament and no hope
of advancing to Sunday's finals.
Goal keeper John Maser took man-of-the-match
honors for his stellar play in goal. He saved three point-


blank shots to keep the Islanders in the game.
Despite having nothing to play for excepting pride,
Palma Sola Animal Clinic/Islander Bystander came out
sharp, as they took an early 1-0 lead against Braden
River.
The score came off of a long throw-in from Tay-
lor Manning to a cutting Michael Wallen, who beat the
goalie near post. Unfortunately, Braden River an-
swered with two goals to claim the win.
Koala Tee/Islander Bystander also made an early
exit from the tournament, as they suffered a 4-0 loss at
the feet of the Gainesville Fusion on Friday and a 3-1
loss to Jacksonville on Saturday morning.
The locals came back Saturday afternoon hoping
to get at least one win but found themselves trailing 3-
0 after the first half to a tough North River team. The
Islanders fought back to score two second-half goals
but it wasn't enough, as North River matched that to-
tal. to take a 5-2 win, ending any hope the Island play-
ers had of a Sunday appearance.
Despite IFC's poor showing, it was a great expe-
rience for the kids to compete against teams from all
over the state in a tournament format and best of all
- they didn't have to travel up to New Port Richey, as
they did last year.
It's back to the regular season for IFC teams who
still hold out hopes of winning their respective league
titles.
Palma Sola Animal Clinic/Islander Bystander gets
things started when they host North Port for a noon
kickoff at Able Elementary School Saturday, Dec. 2.
Beach Bistros/Islander Bystander travels to Twin
Lakes Recreation Park for a 1 p.m. game against
Sarasota Dec. 2, while Koala Tee/Islander Bystander


plays games on both Saturday and Sunday.
On Dec. 2, the U-14 team travels to Sarasota
Middle School to take on Sarasota 423 at noon. The
will be hosting Sarasota 422 on Sunday, Dec. 3, for a
1:45 p.m. kick off at Buffalo Creek in Ellenton.
Islander Bystander/O'Hara's adult soccer team,
which was idle over the Thanksgiving weekend, gets
back into action when they travel to St. Pete for an 11
a.m. kick off against the Southside Jammers.
A caravan to the Jammer game will be meet at
Albertson's on Manatee Avenue at 8:45 a.m. for those
fans who wish to come out and support the locals.

Woltze Sunday Invitational
This a call out to all golf enthusiasts especially
Tim Lease who are interested in hooking up with ,
several golfers who play every Sunday at Palma Sola
Golf Club in what is called "the Woltze Sunday Invi-
tational."
The Invitational, which uses a modified Stableford
scoring system in which different points are awarded
for pars and birdies, etc., currently has three to four
foursomes participating every Sunday.
Last week, part-time participant Scot
VanOstenbridge strung together seven pars in a row to
take honors with a natural score of 85. His score edged
out Wayne Averill's 86 and gave him bragging rights
on brothers John, who carded an 89, and Butch, who
finished with a 96.
If you're interested in playing (Tim Lease), please
call Tim Woltze at 792-2477 by Wednesday evening to
reserve your spot in the field.
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SIsland
S"The Christmas Story" will be read by Jeanne Dwan
and St. Stephen's School will present a musical pro-
gram at a meeting of Episcopal Church Women of the
Church of the Annunciation at 10:15 a.m. Thursday,
Dec. 3, at the parish hall, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach.
Christmas pantomime of Cinderella with Welsh
and Island performers, 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and
Sunday, Dec. 4, 5 and 6, and 2 p.m. Saturday for chil-
dren, at the Players Theatre, Gulf Drive and Pine Av-
- enue, Anna Maria City. Adults $10, children $5. Phone
778-5755.
Christmas Parade with gifts from Santa Claus
Saturday, Dec. 5, starting at Anna Maria City's
Bayfront Park and ending at Coquina Beach, where the

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Christmas Lighted Boat Parade starts at 6 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 5, sailing from Bimini Bay to Anna
Maria City Pier, to Rod and Reel Pier and back to
Bimini Bay. Information hotline 778-1136.
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce an-
nual Christmas "Partytime" starts at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday,
Dec. 8, aboard the Seafood Shack's Showboat at the
mainland end of the Cortez Bridge.
Off Stage Ladies Christmas luncheon, including
guests, at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, at the Holi-
day Inn on Longboat Key, 4949 Gulf of Mexico Drive,
with "Gift of the Magi" program. Phone 794-2188.
Off Island
"The Nutcracker" will be presented by the
Bradenton Ballet Repertory at 2 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday, Dec. 5 and 6, an 7 p.m. Saturday at Neel Au-
ditorium, Manatee Community College, 5840 26th St.
SW., Bradenton. Information, 359-1768.
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An open house featuring works of art from
the Longboat Key Center for the Arts and music
by brass quintets is planned from 4:30 to 5:30
p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, at All Angels Episcopal
Church, 563 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key.
The art is from of the Art Alive collection in
center's Art Alive collection in the center's pro-
gram with the Sarasota Wellness Community.
The quintets are from the West Coast Symphony
Orchestra and the Fort Myers Symphony. They
will bring seasonal and other music.
A presentation on the center's $2.5 million
expansion and renovation program is planned.
Information may be obtained at 383-2345.

from 1 until 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, with ladies in 19th'
century costume and Patten House and the Gamble
Mansion decorated for Christmas. The state historic
site is at 3708 Patten Ave., Ellenton, one mile west of
1-75 exit 43. Information, 723-4536.
"Deck the Halls" Christmas show of the Mana-
tee River Garden Club will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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'Wizard' with computers pens new book


Tom Cross has always been something of a envi-
ronmental wizard. Now, he's taken the wizardry he
used to impart to his environmental work and art stu-
dents and turned it into a book that everyone can enjoy.
I met Tom almost 20 years ago while doing an ar-
ticle about barrier island ecosystems. He was offering
a hands-on course on the subject, and thanks to his
knowledge I learned more about the dunes, waves,
plants and birds found on these fragile islands jutting
into the Gulf of Mexico in a few hours than I'd ever
known in 20-plus years of living on Sarasota Bay.
Tom and I would run into each other often back then,
share a beer or three and solve the problems of the uni-
verse. I discovered that he was a grand artist and writer
specializing in environmental wonders, and I've used his
artwork in many, many articles I've written over the years.
When I took a job with the Sarasota Bay National
Estuary Program a few years ago, Tom was present at
one of the first public forums on the project's goals and
hopes to restore and preserve the bay. After the speech,
he came up and mentioned that the publications the bay
program needed to produce were things he was inter-
ested in. Could he help?
Of course, I said. In fact, when I was helping to
develop plans for the information and books the pro-
gram had to produce, and I had to edit, I rightly as-
sumed he would be doing the artwork, since his images


were the perfect "look" I thought the bay program
should develop.
That began a long-term relationship that continues
to this day, with four books published on estuaries in
the area under our belts to date.
In fact, Tom's turtle art appears in the "Sandscript"
logo on this column in The Islander Bystander.
Tom has had a long-term love of what he calls "na-
ture folklore." He has taken computer-generated wizards,
fairies and elves to a new level and has just had a book
published, "Fairy Garden: Fairies of the Four Seasons."
With more than 45 images combined with words
by poet Constance Barkley Lewis, "Fairy Garden is a
journey on which one can rediscover the magic of na-
ture trapped just within our reach."
But it's the pictures that are astounding. Tom has


Christmas lighted boat parade route

Dec. 5, 6 p.m.


taken a variety of images and, thanks to the wizardry
of computer enhancement, turned them into a wonder-
ful lighthearted look into what is just at the corner of
our eyes when we stroll through a garden sprites,
elves, fairies and magic dust.
It's a great book, and I'm proud for Tom.
By the way, he will be signing copies of "Fairy
Garden" from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, at Dickens
& Co. Bookshop on St. Armands Circle.
And did I mention that the book would make a
wonderful holiday gift?

Symbolism for Floridians
Speaking of symbolism and flights of fancy, the
Florida Audubon Society is advocating changing the
official state bird from the mockingbird to the scrub
jay. Birders say the Florida jay is found nowhere else
in the world.
It would be sort of an environmental coup if state
leaders took the bird under their wing as the state's
feathered symbol since it is only found in undisturbed
areas that are prime targets for developers. To name the
bird as the state's symbol would send a clear message
to the development community that Floridians care
about the environment, Audubon officials argue.
To change birds would take a change in Florida law.
It will be interesting to see who, if anyone, in Tallahassee
takes up the matter in the next legislative session.
For those of you who are interested in symbolism,
here's a list of official Florida symbols.
Animal Florida panther.
Beverage orange juice.
Bird mockingbird.
Dance square dance.
Fish largemouth bass.
Flower orange blossom.
Motto "In God We Trust."
Nickname Sunshine State.
Pie key lime.
Play "The Cross and Sword."
Reptile alligator.
Shell horse conch.
Soil Myakka fine sand (Jeez, how trivial can
you get?)
Song "Old Folks at Home."
Stone agatized coral.
Tree sabal palm.

Sandscript factoid
The following account by Rev. Edward Franklin
Gates, son of one of the founders of Manatee County,
describes the hurricane of Oct. 14, 1846:
"The storm was preceded by an unusual phenom-
ena rapidly flying scuds of clouds seemingly but a
short distance above the earth. Moving in mixed con-
fusion were sea birds migrating in great numbers to the
island. Conspicuous among them were the forked-tail
man o' war or frigate birds which were taken as sure
indications of an approaching storm.
"The hurricane swept down the [Manatee] river from
a northeasterly direction with all its fury, uprooting trees,
mowing down fences like grass and blowing down houses
and causing much misery and distress, reaching its climax
sometime between midnight and dawn.
"The vicious winds blew most of the water out of
Tampa Bay ... leaving only a few holes or basins of wa-
ter here and there with a narrow channel down the center.
Less than four feet of water remained in even the deepest
parts of the Manatee River. To prove the shallowness of
the water, Josiah Gates rode horseback across the river and
didn't even get his boots wet."


Horseshoe winners
Winners in the Nov. 25 horseshoe games
were Jack Cooper of Holmes Beach and George
Landraitis of Cortez. Runners-up were Bill
Cooney of Bradenton Beach and Jim Spencer of
Anna Maria.
Winners in the Nov. 28 games were George
McKay of Anna Maria and Chris McNamara of
Holmes Beach. Runners-up were Cooper and
Gary Hart of Colorado.
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By Capt. Mike Heistand
With light winds and little surf, offshore angling is
where it's at for fishing this week. Catches from the Gulf
include kingfish, Spanish mackerel, excellent grouper, big
amberjack and even some catch-and-release jewfish. In
the backwater, fishers are still getting snook, redfish, pom-
pano, flounder and some small sheepshead.
Anglers at the Anna Maria City Pier are reeling
in mackerel, flounder, sheepshead and some snook.
Fishers at the Rod and Reel Pier report catches of
sheepshead, drum and flounder.
Annie's Bait & Tackle said that Capt. Zack on the
Dee Jay II said he's catching cobia and big Spanish
mackerel off the beaches. Backwater action includes
excellent catches of pompano, redfish up to 30 inches,
lots of flounder and a few 28-inch snook.
Capt. Sam Kimball on the Legend said fishing has
been great'for his charters. Snapper are abundant in
about 70 feet of water offshore, with 20 or 30 catches
per trip not uncommon. They're getting yellowtail to
two pounds, mangrove snapper to five pounds and one
mutton snapper at five pounds. Spanish mackerel are
still around, as are the occasional kingfish. They're also
getting some 10-pound grouper.
Capt. Roy Salgado on the Grand Slam said he's
catching lemon and black tip sharks in the bays. Off-
shore, he's getting lots of gag grouper up to 16 pounds,
a few kingfish and one true black grouper.
Capt. Steve Salgado said he's finding snook up to
32 inches long and limit catches of redfish.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair said he's
getting redfish, snook, mackerel and some really nice
four-pound flounder.
Capt. Jason Henzell and Capt. Kurt Morrison on
the Neva-Miss said offshore action for their clients.has
included kingfish, yellowtail snapper, cobia up to 20
pounds, barracuda up to 35 pounds and red and gag
grouper up to 15 pounds.
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Black drum for Bud
Bud Giddens of Clinton, Mo., caught this 23-inch
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fishers are'still doing well with nice-sized snook in the
shallows. Redfish are small and scarce right now, and
sheepshead are also on the light side. Remember that
trout are out of season until after the. first of the year.
On my boat Magic we're getting limit catches of
mangrove snapper up to 18 inches long, redfish up to
30 inches, bluefish up to six pounds and a few snook
from the inshore waters. In the Gulf, catches include
some 50-pound amberjack, yellowtail snapper and one
catch-and-release 100-pound jewfish.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said kingfish is still
the story offshore. Grouper fishing is also excellent
right now, he said, and backwater fishers are getting
redfish and snook.
Good luck and good fishing.


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Dec 5 7:06 -0.6 3:22 1.4 4:59 1.3
Dec 6 12:07 2.5 7:55 -0.5 4:06 1.4 5:58 1.3
Dec 7 12:55 2.3 8:40 -0.3 4:47 1.4 7:07 1.3
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By Chief B.P. Huff
Officer in Charge, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
Nov. 20, Boarding. A 10-foot boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was
found to be in compliance with all applicable fed-
eral laws.
Nov. 20, Boarding. A 15-foot boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The boat's opera-
tor received a warning for not having navigational
lights on after sunset.
Nov. 20, Boarding. A 20-foot boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The boat's opera-
tor received a warning for not having registration
or a throwable flotation device on board.
Nov. 21, Search and rescue /assistance. While
on patrol, a Coast Guard boat came upon a dis-
abled 32-foot sailing vessel: The boat was towed
to safe moorings.
Nov. 21, Boarding. A 24-foot boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The boat's opera-
tor received a warning for not having navigational
lights on after sunset.
Nov. 21, Boarding. A 32-foot sailing vessel
was boarded in the Gulf of Mexico. The boat's
operator received a notice of violation for not hav-
ing registration, wearable flotation devices, flares
and improper navigation running lights on after
sunset. The vessel's voyage was terminated and
the boat escorted to safe moorings.
Nov. 22, Search and rescue /assistance. While
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The boat was towed to safe moorings.
Nov. 22, Search and rescue /assistance. While
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upon a disabled vessel in Sarasota Bay. The boat
was towed to safe moorings.
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Island property sales
606 Emerald, Holmes Beach, a ground-level
canalfront 1,442 sfla home built in 1969 on a 95x115
lot, was sold 9/30/98, Pasuit Inc to Hayward, for
$252,000.
6400 Flotilla, Holmes Beach, 75 Westbay Point &
Moorings, bayfront 985 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in
1978, sold 9/29/98, Bowen to Boudeman, for $195,000.
729 Key Royale Dr., Holmes Beach, a bayfront
2,301 sfla 3bed/2bath/2car home built in 1988 on a
90x133 lot, was sold 10/2/98, Ragni to Dentz, for
S$500,000; list $529,000.
770 North Shore Dr., Anna Maria, a ground-level
1,512.sfla home built in 1969 on a 50x100 lot, was sold
10/1/98, Zubero to Pate, for $185,000.
114 81st St., Holmes Beach, a 1,184 sfla 2bed/
2bath/lcp home built in 1947 ona 64x80 lot, was sold
10/8/98, Sumner to Simmons, for $200,000.
219 Periwinkle Plaza, a ground-level 1,112 sfla
2bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1958 on a 90x125 lot,
was sold 10/9/98, Calcanis to Finley, for $167,500.
2304 Avenue B, Bradenton Beach, a 624 sfla lbed/
bath home built in 1930 on a 50x100 lot, was sold 10/
9/98, Weeks to Williams, for $98,000.
2728 Avenue E, Holmes Beach, a Gulffront 1,815
sfla 3bed/2bath home built in 1951 on a 100x100 lot,
was sold 10/5/98, Caron to Edwards, for $588,000; list
$650,000.
538 Key Royale, Holmes Beach, a canalfront 1,586
sfla 3bed/2&1/2bath/lcar/pool home built in 1963 on a
100x184 lot, was sold 10/6/98, Rauschl to Schulz, for
4 $270,000.
5400 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 5400 Gulf Drive Apts
unit 5430, a 1188 sfla 3bed/2bath condo built in 1969, was
sold 10/8/98, Soderstrom to Sumner, for $181,000.
5808 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 102-N Waters
Edge, a 2bed/2bath 1198 sfla condo built in 1975, was
sold 10/6/98, Ellman to Wetherington, for $177,500.
611 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, 14 A imperial
House, a 754 sfla 2bed/lbath condo built in 1968, was

DON & KAREN SCHRODER present ...

PRICED TO SELL!
Nestled on the turning basin
of one of Anna Maria's
prettiest canals, this 2BR/
2BA home is $20,000 below
previously offered price.
Spacious Florida room,
living room, kitchen and bedroom all have a lovely view down
the canal. Courtyard entry. $165,000.
SPECTACULAR SUNSETS and panoramic views are yours in this
2BR/2BA bayside condo. Unique open floor plan offers two master
suites. There's even a view from the heated pool/spa! $187,500'.
S ,AA GULFSTREAM
M r941 -70REALTY
S941-778-2200


Carol S. Heinze
REALTORO/CRS
778-5059


Karin Stephan
Ich Spreche Deutsch
924-9000
Eves: 388-1267


ISLAND DUPLEX Lowest priced
concrete block duplex on the
Island. Only $139,000. Just one
block to the beach. 2BR/1BA and
1BR/1BA duplex. IB28042
BARGAIN PRICE BOAT DOCK!
Only $159,900 for this Richmond
home. Includes eat-in kitchen, din-
Jing room, barrel- tile roof and
deeded boat slip at 83rd & Marina
Drive. IB27151


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KEY ROYALE renovated 3BR/2.5BA
home on a canal with boat dock. Per-
fect entertainment area around pool &
patio. Turnkey furnished with large
fireplace. $299,000. Ask for Karin
Stephan 751-1155. 1B33135.
ANNA MARIA $399,000 4BR/2.5BA
home on a canal with boat house.
No bridges to Tampa Bay & Gulf.
Only 1 block to the beach. IB32204.
Call Karin Stephan 751-1155.
INTERNET-KBSTEPHAN@AOL.COM
All my listings can be seen on the
world wide web. http://www.pruflorida.com


sold 10/5/98, Feltz & Taylor & Baile to Johnson, for
$72,000; list $74,900.
611 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, 24 A Imperial
House, a 754 sfla 2bed/lbath condo built in 1968, was
sold 10/6/98, Skaggs to Gonzalez, for $83,000; list
$89,900.
Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate bro-
ker, 778-1222, exclusively for The Islander Bystander.
Copyright 1998.
619 Foxworth, Holmes Beach, a canalfront 1,832 sfla
2bed/2bath/4car/pool home built in 1971 on a 100x115
lot, was sold 10/6/98, Wagers to Serfass, for $354,700; list
$359,500.
6250 Holmes Blvd, Holmes Beach, 53 North Beach
Village, a 1,536 sfla 3bed/2&1/2bath/2car attached condo
townhouse built in 1992, was sold 10/5/98, Sheridan to
Tatarchuk, for $190,000; list $195,000.
6600 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, a Gulffront 6,232 sfla
14-unit motel, built in 1973 on a 107x158 lot, was sold 10/
5/98, Advantage Enterprises to Davis Land Development
LLC, for $1,475,000.
701 Manatee Ave. W., Holmes Beach, 13 Westbay
Cove South, a 1,230 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1977,
was sold 10/8/98, Taylor to Phillips, for $115,000.
1101 Gulf Dr N, Bradenton Beach, Queen's Gate
motel, a Gulffront (the units are on the east side of Gulf
Drive but the property includes a lot across the street on
the Gulf), 3,484 sfla motel, five buildings with pool on a
107x320 lot, built in the 1940s as houses and duplexes and
remodeled, was sold 10/13/98, New Wave Dev. to UADA
Corp, for $750,000; list $995,000.
2600 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 25 Anna Maria Is-
land Club, a Gulffront 1,197 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built
in 1984, was sold 10/13/98, Parker to Braziel, for
$275,000.
2700 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 201 Ocean Park Ter-
race, a 1,092 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1982, was sold
10/15/98, Miller to Herbst, for $186,000.
3108 Avenue F, Holmes Beach, a Gulffront 826 sfla
2bed/lbath home built in 1936 on very irregular lots, was
sold 10/15/98, Robinson to Walker, for $305,000.
424 Spring, Anna Maria, an elevated 1,280 sfla 2bed/
2bath/pool home built in 1995 on a 52x145 lot, was sold


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778-0766


CUTE, CUTE, CUTE. Adorable home across the street
from the beach. 2BR/2BA with Jacuzzi, plus den or 3rd
bedroom. Cocktail pool under elevated home. Great in-
vestment! Good rental history. Possible owner financing.
$269,900. Call Connie Volts 751-1155. IB31724
BAYVIEW.. CANAL..POOL...DOCK! Newer Key West
style. Our best investment property! Lots of Room. Beau-
tiful views. Huge Heated Pool! $348,000. Call Karen Lohse
or Connie Volts 751-1155. IB25369.
FAMILY NEIGHBORHOOD $92,000. 3BR/2BA home with
cathedral ceilings in the great room. Attached one car ga-
rage. Close to Manatee High School. Call Carol Heinze
751-1155. IB32225


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10/15/98, Watson to Brodersen, for $190,000; list
$215,000.
521 56th St., Holmes Beach, a canalfront 1,965 sfla
2bed/2&1/2bath/2car home built in-1956 on a 186x132
lot, was sold 10/16/98, Ciccone to Gloth, for $392,500; list
$430,000.
604 Concord, Holmes Beach, a ground-level 1,596
sfla 3bed/2bath/lcar home with pool built in 1966 on a
95x100 non-waterfront lot, was sold 10/16/98, Fongar to
Robinson, for $145,000.
1801 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 136 Runaway Bay,
a 1,080 sfla 2bed/2bath canalfront condo built in 1978,
was sold 10/20/98, Zeiler to Rodriguez, for $128,000.
203 Spring, Anna Maria, an elevated 1,926 sfla 3bed/
2bath/2car home built in 1998 on a 52x145 lot, was sold
10/23/98, Kapisak to Augostini, for $265,000.
3000 Gulf Dr., 7 Palm Cay, a 756 sfla 2bed/lbath
condo built in 1980, was sold 10/21/98, Donnelly to
Coyle, for $55,000.
309 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, a ground-level 936 sfla
2bed/lbath home or office built in 1915 (remodeled) on
a 52x145 lot, was sold 10/19/98, Proctor to Schlegel, for
$155,000; list $165,000.
528 56th St., Holmes Beach, a bayfront 1,318 sfla
ground-level home built in 1957 on a 98x 137 lot, was sold
10/21/98, Marler to Raridan, for $350,000.
.603 Ambassador, Holmes Beach, a ground-level
canalfront 1,429 sfla 2bed/2bath/1car home built in 1963
on a 90x105 lot, was sold 10/19/98, VanSteenburgh to
Butkus, for $202,000; list $209,900.
634 Dundee, Holmes Beach, a ground-level
canalfront 2,309 sfla 3bed/2&1/2bath/2car built in 1968
on a 95x1 10 lot, was sold 10/22/98, Cassidy to Sedlmeier,
for $300,000; list $335,000.
705 Fern, Anna Maria, an elevated 1,288 sfla 3bed/
2bath/2cp home'built in 1989 on a 50x100 lot, was sold
10/20/98, Mischke to Carey & Endean, for $215,900; list
$219,000.
Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate bro-
ker, 778-1222, exclusively for The Islander Bystander.
Copyright 1998.





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looks the boat ramp and dock with electric and water hook up.
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BUILDERS HOME FURNITURE Displayed but
never used. Four-piece bedroom sets $259; sofa
and love seat $399; queen bed set $199; full $159;
twin $129; futons (sofa by day bed at night) frame
and mat $199; daybed. (white with brass finials)
including 2 mattresses and pop-up unit $285. Can
deliver. Call 753-7118.

WANTED: LITTLE TYKES used (barely?) furniture
and outdoor play equipment, playground or other fun
stuff for one-year-old girl. 778-1102.

MACINTOSH POWERBOOK 520. Laptop model,
ready to use. 778-7978.

PECAN SALE MAMMOTH HALVES, new crop.
Holiday bags. $7.50 Ib. to benefit Island Players. Call
SunCoast Real Estate at 779-0202 for information or
delivery. Also available at the Islander Bystander,
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

AVON SKIN-SO-SOFT, Anew Cosmetics, Night
Force, and gifts. Catalogs, free gift. Delivery. Service
- call Alison 383-6201. Phone calls returned fast!

GE REFRIGERATOR, white, works good, $60.
White Kenmore 30-inch electric range, oven does
not work, $30. 778-5099 or 778-5780.

BEDROOM SET twin beds, headboards, large
chest, and mirror. Sertapedic mattresses, like new,
bedding, $275. 778-7226.


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COUCH $250, love seat, $200. Coffee and end
table, $50 each. Two lamps, $50 each. Buy one or
all. 778-7803.

DAVID WINTER COTTAGES for sale, $50 and up.
Call 792-2900.

STOVE, REFRIGERATOR, SINK combination unit.
Perfect for efficiency. Cost $800, will sell for $350,
OBO. 778-6158.


ROSER THRIFT SHOP open Tuesdays, Thurs-
days, 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.

YARD SALE Saturday, Dec. 5, 8 a.m. to ? House-
hold, Serger, exercise, some furniture, miscella-
neous. 213 65th Street, Holmes Beach.

YARD SALE Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, Dec. 3, 4,
and 5,9 a.m. to4 p.m. Linens, square-dance jewelry and
clothes, frames, mower, vcr, pottery, canopy, paperbacks,
and plants. 509 Spring Street, Anna Maria.

INSIDE GARAGE SALE Saturday, Dec. 5, 8 a.m. to
? Doll furniture, Healthrider, recliners, books,
jewelry, dishes, miscellaneous. 120 51st Street,
Holmes Beach.


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RUMMAGE SALE Friday, Dec. 4, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Furniture, clothes, kitchenware, weights, golf clubs,
eats. St. Bernard Activity Center, 43rd Street,
Holmes Beach.

SALE Saturday, Dec. 5, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Furniture,
toys, trampoline, sporting goods, miscellaneous.
103 11th Street South, Bradenton Beach.

FLEA MARKET Saturday, Dec. 5, 9 a.m. at Ginny's
Antiques and Art. 5600 Marina Drive. Call for more
information, 779-1773.

YARD SALE Saturday, Dec. 5, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Ladies' clothes, Schwinn bike, toys. 2801 Avenue E,
Holmes Beach.

MOVING SALE Saturday, Dec. 5, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Dining room set, sofa, coffee and end tables, lamps,
double bedroom set, desk, Pfalzgraff china, convec-
tion oven, microwave, bookcase, vcr, nice men's
and ladies' clothing, yard tools. 206 67th Street
West, Holmes Beach. Sale by Julie McClure. Quality
sales for twenty-five years.

BIG YARD SALE Saturday, Dec. 5, 8 a.m. to ? Lots
of everything! 107 Bay Blvd., across from Anna
Maria Oyster Bar, City Pier.


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Eves. 778-4931


Helen White
Eves. 778-6956


PALMA SOLA PARK
3BR/2BA home in prime West-Bradenton area.
In-ground caged pool, fruit trees, screened porch and
large lot. Short Drive to beach. $129,900.
SUNBOW BAY
2BR/2BA Turnkey furnished condo. Very close to beach,
shopping, doctors and restaurants. Tennis, heated pool,
elevator. Great rental history. $114,900.
DIRECT GULFFRONT
2BR/1.5BA Seaside Beach House turnkey furnished
condo. End unit, heated pool, gorgeous view. Great rental.
Needs your decorating. $225,000.
BAY PALMS WATERFRONT
3BR/2BA waterfront home. Large sunny Florida room,
terrazzo and ceramic tile, low maintenance yard, boat
dock, playhouse. Quiet street. $239,000.
KEY ROYALE WATERFRONT
3BR/2BA home across from Key Royale Golf Course.
Prime residential area. Private dock on deep water canal
with direct access to Intracoastal Waterway. $289,900.
ISLAND TOWNHOUSE
2BR/2.5BA townhouse, hardwood floors, fenced yard,
large screened porch, two-car garage, short walk to
beach. Residential area. $170,000.
NORTHWEST BRADENTON
2BR/2BA easily converts to 3BR. Large caged pool,
2-car garage, fenced yard, immaculate, security system,
fruit trees, cul-de-sac. $139,900.
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roof, A/C system, windows. $122,000. Call Carla
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GULF FRONT COMPLEX. Excellent investment
1 BR/1BA condo in Holmes Beach. Cathedral ceilings,
heated pool, on-site management and turnkey furnish-
ings. $97,500. Call Carol Williams 744-0700 eves.


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beautiful wood paneling, parquet floors, wood
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court. Turnkey furnished and steps to the beach.
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GARAGE SALE Friday and Saturday, Dec. 4 and 5,
8 a.m. to noon. Beige conversation pit, $100. Bunk
beds and bedding, $150. Light queen waterbed bed-
room, $475. 778-9612.

SALE Friday and Saturday, Dec. 4 and 5, 8 a.m. to
noon. Furnishings, ladies' clothing, sizes four through
ten, books and records. 3702 6th Avenue, Beach
View condominiums, behind Shell's lot.

SALE Saturday, Dec. 5, 8 a.m. Furniture, pop-up
daybed, kids stuff. 505 71st Street, Holmes Beach.



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

PEPE'S MEXICAN RESTAURANT and Cantina.
Breakfast on the terrace, Saturday and Sunday 7
a.m. to 11 a.m. 6814 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Whitney
Plaza, at the top of Longboat Key. 387-8445.

JOIN OUR CHAMBER! Join the Anna Maria Island Cham-
ber of Commerce now and get a free listing in the new
Visitor's Guide. Deadline, Dec. 15. Larger ads available.
Call Mary Ann at 778-1541 for more information.

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

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
SNext Year". The show opens Nov. 27 and continues
Nov. 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 Nov. 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.

ISLAND PLAYERS COMIC MUSICAL, Cinderella, Dec. 4,
5, and 6, 8 p.m. Matinee Dec. 5, 2 p.m. $10. Children $5
(matinee only). Box office opens Nov. 30.778-5755.

CORTEZ LADY Join us on our ship for the following light
parades: December 5, 1998, Anna Maria Island Light
Parade. December 12, 1998, Sarasota Light Parade.
December 14, 1998, Treasure Island Light Parade. Also
cruises to Egmont Key. The seashell season is here!



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.



1995 HONDA PRELUDE S, black 5-speed, power
sunroof and windows. New tires, CD player, excellent
condition. Pregnant, must sell! $11,900. 778-6234.

94 ISUZU RODEO, V6, auto, all power, cold air,
many extras runs great. $10,500 obo. 778-2581.

1990 GEO TRACKER LSI. air conditioning, AM/FM
tape deck, four-wheel drive. $3,300. 778-4941.

1989 NISSAN MAXIMA, sunroof, Bose stereo sys-
tem. 110,000 interstate miles. Runs excellent, very
dependable car. Must liquidate account. $6,575.33
call 778-8501.

WANTED TO BUY Motor scooter or moped. Three to
four years old or newer. 792-4274.


1997 EVINRUDE 175 HP Ocean-Pro, 25-inch shaft
$5,000. Call 795-8299.


YACHT CLEANING by Carleen. Detailing, wax,
maintenance programs. 15-years experience. Island
resident. References available. 941-750-7337.

CHARTER FISHING with. Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
Call 795-8299.

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

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
Maria, 778-1260.

ISLAND MARINE NOW.OPEN. Full service, storage,
bottom painting, boat rentals, bait and tackle. 412
Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, 778-1260.

1989 CONTINENTAL TANDEM deck boat trailer.
$1,000 firm. 1970 14-ft Crestliner boat and trailer with
6-hp Evinrude. Used six hours. $995 firm. 798-9106.

1995 PRO-LINE 27-ft walk around with hard top. Fish
package, LORAN fish finder 5.7, EFI. Like new, less
than 100 hours,-under warranty. Dry storage. Must
sell! $27,500. 941-644-2951.

1989 SUN TRACKER Pontoon 20-ft., 40 hp Mariner,
many extras, $3,500. Call 778-9405.



FULL TIME/PART TIME Waitress wanted. Call Tip of
the Island. 778-3909.

HELP WANTED wait staff, hostess, cocktail,
bussers, sous chef, line cook, and valet. Buccaneer
Inn. 383-5565.


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

HOUSEKEEPING nonsmoking, reliable. Variety of
housekeeping duties. Harrington House Bed and
Breakfast. 778-5444.

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, 365-1867.

FLORAL DESIGNER Experienced, part time. Busy shop
for season. Apply Island Florist, 5312 Marina Drive.

SALES PERSON NEEDED for natural cleaning prod-
ucts, personal care, and nutritional products. Call for
interview. 761-8499.

TRADEWINDS RESORT now accepting applications
for housekeepers, office help, and maintenance. Full
and part-time. Please apply at 1603 Gulf Drive,
Bradenton Beach. 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. only.

PART-TIME OFFICE help wanted. Part-time shop
keeper. Buccaneer Inn 383-5565.



MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, mulching,
trimming, clean-up, ecjgings. Hard-working and
responsible. Excellent references. Call Edward
778-3222.

LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476.

AUTOMOBILE SERVICE AND REPAIR. Call Mark
for appointment at Grooms Motors, 778-6045. 5608
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.



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This exceptional home has 2BR/2BA, living room,
dining room, kitchen and family room just waiting for
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TRUE ISLAND BARGAIN!
This great 2BR/2BA elevated home is in the heart
of Anna Maria. Nice neighborhood, close to
beaches, shopping and post office. Plenty of
storage. Don't miss this opportunity to own in
Anna Maria. Offered at just $169,900.

Ask About Our Lots!

Call Pat Jackson at 778-3301
Ken Jackson at 778-6986
Agnes Tooker 778-5287
or Dave Sork at 726-1704


Fran Maxon
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drve P Box 717 Anna Maria. FL 34216
(941) 778-2307
Toll Free 800 306-9666
Fax # 778-7035

-FRAN MAXON FRANMAXON


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 es-
timates. Back yards and small jobs okay. 730-0001,
749-5451.

PHONO-GRAPHIX foolproof reading and spelling
method. Ages four through adult. Free brochure. Free
testing. Certified Reading Therapist, 795-0303.

LEARNING ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM developing
the mental skills vital for fast and efficient learning. Ages
six through adult. Free brochure. Free testing. Licensed
Cognitive Skills Therapist. Call 795-0303.

HOLIDAY CLEANING. Team of experienced House-
keepers. Island residents. Free estimates. Call
Sharon 778-7247.

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.
www. suncoastweb.com.

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private, ballroom dance instruction. Stay right where
you are, I'll meet you in the kitchen!

DOMESTIC ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT for hire.
Let me help you organize your life at home and at
work. Reliable, with good references. 761-8499.

APPEARANCE CONSULTANT for business, profes-
sional, or retired women. Wardrobe enhancement,
closet cleanup, personal shopping assistance, and
more. 778-4444.


CLEANING RESIDENTIAL and condominiums. Ex-
perienced, affordable, dependable, and honest. Call
Jeanie for free estimates. 778-7770.

DUMP TRUCK FOR HIRE. Shell, mulch, gravel haul-
ing of all kind. Shell delivered and spread, $25 per
yard. Call Larry 778-0119.


IF YOU LIKE your home really clean and organized,
call Ava, 778-0403.



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

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

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

ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If it's
broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior discount.
Call 778-2581.



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.


ISLAND ESTATE. Spectacular 4 or 5BR/4B cul-de-sac home SUNSET VIEWS ON PRIVATE BEACH and bayside pool.
on deep water sailboat water. Stunning sunsets, pool, dock, You can have it all. Spacious 2/BR/2B unit with two terraces,
davits and tennis court. $845,000. Hal Gillihan, 778-2194. huge master suite, fully furnished. $209,000. Bob Burnett,
R19319 387-0048 or Judy Nimz, 922-1015. C31181


CANALFRONT HOME in Longboat Key Village. Close to ULTIMATE SUNSETS and expansive views of Sarasota and
shopping and restaurants. Short walk to the beach. Direct Longboat Key. Property consists off two separate houses and
boating access to the Intracoastal and Gulf of Mexico. deeded boat dock. Main house features wood floors, fireplace and
$204,000. Bob Burnett, 387-0048. R33906 exquisite master suite. $375,000. Van Bourgois, 761-02273. R27775


WATERFRONT
A MILLION DOLLAR VIEW is yours from
this spacious, elegant 2BR/2B condominium
overlooking Sarasota Bay. View of the
Sarasota skyline and Longboat Key.
$234,900. Dave Barker, 792-8932. C31933
SPECTACULAR PANORAMIC BAY VIEW.
Spacious 4BR home, over 3/4 acre tropical
private lot on quiet dead-end street. Great
open plan, beautiful pool and large workshop.
$599,900. Sandy Drapala, 794-3354 or Kathy
Marcinko, 792-9122. R30015
SPECTACULAR BAYFRONT custom built
home on 3 +/- acres. Exquisite design, cus-
tom woodwork, fireplace, den. English gar-
dens, pond, great privacy. For he discriminat-
ing buyer. $1,100,000. Kathy Marcinko, 792-
9122 or Sandy Drapala, 794-3354. R24084


MAINLAND
MANICURED YARD with great heated pooV
spa area, very private. 3BR, formal dining/living
room, family room with coral fireplace. Over-
sized garage. Home warranty included. Com-
munity pool and boat dock. $212,500. Linda
Formella or Tiemey Foster, 752-0101. R33773
COUNTRY HOME on 5 +/- fenced acres. 3BR
plus large loft. Caged pool, pole barn, shed, child's
play area with equipment and irrigation system.
Privacy and tranquillity can be yours. $239,900.
Lisa Edenfield, 727-8606 or 752-0101. R33830
BEAUTIFULLY landscaped 1/2 +/- acre lot on
cul-de-sac in Riverview Landings. Close to
park, schools and beaches. Custom built 4BR/
3B home. Fireplace and pool. $349,900. Sandy
Drapala, 794-3354 or Kathy Marcinko, 792-
9122. R33454


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home sites. Very exclusive, private setting.
$105,900 to $159,000. Sandy Drapala,
794-3354. L31898, 31900-3, 31905




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room $34.95. Free deodorizing. 794-1278.


VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/
exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island refer-
ences. Dan or Bill 795-5100.

JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. State licensed and insured. Many Island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.

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

ALUMINUM/VINYL CONSTRUCTION, new installation/
repairs, Soffits/Fascias, screen enclosures. Insured,
references. Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.

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

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

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

MR. BILL'S Handyman Service. Thirty years experi-
ence, self-employed in the construction trades. I am
handy to have around, 778-1110.

A LOCAL PAINTER with 25 years experience, li-
censed and insured. Power washing also. Free esti-
mates. 727-5289.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic and
vinyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.


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
Realtors 778-0770.

KEY ROYALE Canalfront, unfurnished, 2BR/2BA
home. Single car garage. Annual lease, $1,200 per
month plus utilities. Call Smith Realtors, 778-0770.

NICE 2BR/1BA DUPLEX located in Holmes Beach.
Annual rental, air conditioning, washer/dryer hookup.
$675 month, first, last and security, 795-7805.

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

PRIME COMMERCIAL SPACE in Holmes Beach for
rent, 1340 sf with two restrooms. Call Smith Realtors,
778-0777.

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
season, 1-800-223-4472.

ANNUALS: 2BR/1BA duplex, 2303 Avenue C $725;
3012 Gulf Drive 1BR/1BA duplex, $500; Seasonals:
2BR/2BA Anna Maria Island Club $3,500; 2BR/2BA
Runaway Bay $2,600; 2BR/2BA Bridgeport $2,300.
Call Suncoast Real Estate 779-0202.

HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA furnished 1,800 sf
home, 150 yards from beach, Gulf side. Washer/
dryer, all inclusive. Small pet negotiable, non-smok-
ing. 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. Beautiful
Gulf views. Steps to beach, no pets or smokers. Seasonal,
four or five months, $3,000 month. 941-646-9233.

HOLMES BEACH Vacation rental condominium
2BR/3BA. Pool, across from beach, partial gulf view.
$545 weekly, $1,685 monthly, $2,125 seasonally.
Call 792-6029.

ANNA MARIA gulf front apartments available for sea-
son. Choice location, 2 and 3BR, fully loaded, porch,
patio, sun deck. No pets. /78-3143.

ANNUAL DIRECT GULF view 1BR/1BA elevated apart-
ments. $595 per month includes water and garbage. Call
Fran Maxon Real Estate 778-2307 for details.

2BR DUPLEX APARTMENT Unfurnished for annual
lease in Anna Maria near Community Center. Private
deck and badk yard. No Pets. 792-8817.


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ANNUAL FURNISHED 2BR/2BA apartment in Anna
Maria. Updated interior and furnishings, dishwasher,
tile floors. $660 per month includes water. No Pets.
Call Fran Maxon Real Estate 778-2307 for details.

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.

TWO-STORY CONDOMINIUM Holmes Beach. 3BR/
2.5BA, complete laundry, two car garage, 3 decks, 1
screened. Completely furnished. Annual or Sea-"
sonal. 778-2241.

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 616-344-2231.

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 Du-
plex. 1 BR/1 BA. One block from beach. $450 security
and $450 rent. Includes water. Call 778-5807.

TURNKEY 2BR APARTMENTS across from beach,
$450 weekly. Some winter dates available now. Low
Fall rates. Almost Beach Apartments, 778-2374.

SEASONAL DECEMBER through January. 2BR,
400-ft to beach. Very clean, phone, washer/dryer.
108 39th Street. Turnkey, $1,000 per month. 1 800-
977-0803 or 778-4523.

ANNUAL 1BR/1BA DUPLEX. Unfurnished, stove,
refrigerator. Gulf Drive. Steps to beach, $625 per
month plus utilities. 778-4941.

ADORABLE GULF VIEW apartment. Across from
beach. 1BR/1BA suitable for one or two persons.
Garbage and water included. Furnished, certain pets
accepted, private'fenced-in area, annual. First, last,
and security. $525 per month. 778-2471.

2BR/2BA CONDOMINIUM. Pool, beach, tennis, dock,
carport, unfurnished. Old Florida Realty. 778-3377.

RESPONSIBLE PERSON to share 2BR/2BA duplex.
Private room and bath, washer/dryer, hot tub, one
block to beach, $400 per month plus 1/2 utilities,
deposit. 778-2991.


GREAT EFFICIENCY APARTMENT. One block from
gorgeous beaches and fabulous sunsets. Rental includes
basic cable, local phone service, electric, and water.
Available December, $700. Available January, February,
and March, $1,000 per month. Phone 778-4611.

EFFICIENCY.APARTMENT AVAILABLE for annual
or seasonal rental. Please call Valerie Kruse at
Wedebrock Real Estate, 778-6665.

HOUSE TRADE Taos, New Mexico executive's 4BR/
3BA Architectural Digest home on trout stream for
your Anna Maria vicinity on water. Need July 4th. Call
817-737-7118 every week until December 25, 1998.

NORTH BEACH VILLAGE 2BR/2.5BA, December,
1998, $2,400. 3BR/2.5BA, January, 1999, $2,600.
April, 1999, also. Excalibur Realty, Inc. 792-5566.

ANNA MARIA 1BR/1BA Cozy, clean, block to beach,
cable, phone. January through April, $1,100 per
month. 779-1112.

HOLMES BEACH 2BR/1.5BA townhouse, steps to
wide sandy beach, completely remodeled, new
Berber carpet, ceramic tile, washer/dryer, $795 per
month. Annual, no pets, 778-6743.

SEASONAL RENTAL Westbay Cove South. Pan-
oramic view of Intracoastal. Heated pool, tennis
courts, $2,400 per month. Call 778-1532.

WATTA VIEW! On bay, deep-water dock. Unfur-
nished, 2BR/1.5BA, $900 annual. 778-0349.

ARE YOU LOOKING for luxury accommodations on
Holmes Beach with a Gulf view this winter? Look no
further, this is a must see! 4BR/3.5BA, elevator, coral
fireplaces, jacuzzi, cable TV, security system, and.
more..Two years new. Please call 352-688-5541, or
e-mail us at gutz@fiber-net.com for information. Se-
rious tenants only apply. No pets, and no smoking.
SEASONAL OR SHORT term rental. 2BR/2BA,
garage, laundry, walk to beach, quiet neighborhood,
$1,800 per month. Holmes Beach. 778-1589.

ADORABLE GULF VIEW Apartment across from
beach. 1BR/1BA garbage/water. 1-2 persons. Certain
pets accepted. Private fenced-in area. Annual. First,
last, security, $525 month. 778-2471.

ANNA MARIA ground-level, furnished, seasonal 2BR/
2BA canalfront duplex. Three to four months, $1,650 per
month. Amenities included, no pets. 778-5793.

ANNUAL DUPLEX 2BR, new carpet and paint. 400
feet to beach. Washer, ice machine, dishwasher.
$650, first, last. Behind Shells restaurant. 778-8352.

HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL Steps to beach. 2BR/
1BA, $650, includes water and garbage. Call
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SEASONAL 2BR/2BA new apartment, pool, $2,100
month, one week $700. Call 778-2658 or 746-9760.

ANNUAL AND SEASONAL available now at
Westbay Cove Condominium. 2BR/2BA, pool, tennis.
Old Florida Realty, 778-3377.

SEASONAL WESTBAY COVE Heated pool, washer/
dryer, tennis, new furniture, includes cable, electric,
phone. $2,000 per month. 778-1640.

HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX 1BR/1BA, patio, ground-
level, cable, washer/dryer. Available January, 1999
only. $1,275. 778-6158.


OKAY, I MADE a mistake. On broker's advise, over-
priced my house at $289,900. No sale. Now reduced
to a motivated $229,900, a $60,000 swing! Best
island buy? You betcha. 3/4BR/3BA, huge office/in-
law studio 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,
visit: http://www.flwaterfront.com.

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.
$485,000. 130 Hammock Road, Anna Maria. Ted
Davis, Owner/broker. 778-6155.

TRIPLEX Newly renovated, excellent rentals, owner
finance. Bradenton Beach. $225,000. Call Jack
McCormick Broker Wagner Realty 383-5577.

ANNA MARIA BY OWNER 3BR/2BA with den/office,
elevated, fireplace, spa, fenced yard, alarm system.
Immaculate. Appraised at $246,000, asking
$245,000. Call 778-8424.

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.

MOBILE HOME on Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach
near Intracoastal Waterway. 12-ft by 32-ft, newly
remodeled. $5,500. Must sell! Call 746-5569.


GULF FRONT CONDOMINIUM Wonderful view.
Lovely, spacious 1 BR/1 BA, nice furnishings, ceramic
tile, $149,900. Don't wait to see one of the island's
best buys on the beach! Yvonne Higgins at Wagner
Realty 761-3100.

GULF FRONT CONDOMINIUM Fantastic views from
6th floor of Martinique North. Spacious upgraded
2BR/2BA, two garages, separate storage, heated
pool, tennis. $249,000. Very desirable and seldom
available. Call Yvonne Higgins today at Wagner Re-
alty. 761-3100.

LARGE 3BR/2BA CONDOMINIUM at Perico Bay
Club. Sunny corner unit, nice views. $159,900.
Yvonne Higgins at Wagner Realty 761-3100.

CANAL FRONT Anna Maria City. Very well main-
tained 3BR/2BA split plan, with large yard and dock.
Easy walk to Gulf and bay beaches. $217,000. John
Michaels, Gulf-Bay Realty, 779-1101.

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.

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.

RIVERDALE CANALFRONT LARGE 3BR/2.5BA
home. Two story, 90-ft dock, covered 10,000 Ib boat
lift. $210,000. 4116 2nd Avenue NE. 747-3630.

THE QUAINT LIFE of living on the tip of Anna Maria
Island! 3BR/2BA with lots of charm, including fire-
place, vaulted ceiling, and large lot with nice updated
baths. Nice set up for guest quarters! $179,900. Brian
Heavrin or Judy Leetzow RE/MAX Gulfstream Realty
758-7777.

SEASIDE GARDENS end unit. 1BR/1BA, new
air-conditioning and heat. New refrigerator. Excellent
condition, $68,000. 794-8999.

FOR SALE OR LEASE 3BR/2BA home with deeded
boat slip. Call after 6 p.m. or leave message, 761-9245.


ISLAND CANAL HOME, Key Royale, partial renova-
tion, 3BR/2BA, pool, new dock, boat lift and seawall.
Absolutely no realtors! Offered as is for a limited time
at $265,000. Call 440-835-4777.

HOLMES BEACH HOUSE 2BR/2BA with dock and
1BR/1BA income apartment. Updated kitchens and
baths. $179,500. 795-0413.

SANDPIPER 2601 Gulf Drive, Lot B-26. Over fifty-
five park, bay view, 1BR, covered porches, appli-
ances, furniture, carport entrance, end of 26th Street,
Bradenton Beach. Asking $18,500. 778-1312.

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this newspaper are available on an equal op-
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hearing impaired (TDD) 1-800-543-8294.


SERENE SETTING 2BR/2BA great rental or BEST BUY ON THE ISLAND 2BR/1BA
vacation home located on quiet dead end completely redone inside. Central air. All
street. Move in condition with handicapped 18-inch ceramic tile floors. Roof about three
access and new A/C. Has spa on rear deck. years old. Carport and fenced back yard.
Only two blocks to beach. A must see. $129,500. Call Harold Small 778-2246,
$149,900. Call Ed Oliveira 778-2246, eves. eves. 792-8628. #32896
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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.


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.
MLS 30730.


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.












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 beau-
tiful courtyard compliment this complex. $250,000.
Elizabeth Andricks 778-4800. MLS 31846.


(941) 778-4800 Toll Free 800-237-2252


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ELEVATED HOLMES BEACH HOME, reason-
ably priced 2BR/2BA, large covered deck, nicely
landscaped, private fenced backyard, large ga-
rage and additional bonus family area. $159,000
Elizabeth Andricks 778-4800 MLS 32383.


PERICO BAY CLUB Inexpensive Florida living
with all the amenities in this 2BR/2BA unit, one-
car garage, pool, tennis, clubhouse and gated
community. Only minutes to beach. $128,000.
Lynn Hostetler 778-4800.











A PLEASURE TO OWN 3BR/2BA home in first-
class condition. Great location, large lot, two-car
garage, plus workshop area. OWNER SAYS SELL!
$179,500. Ken Rickett 778-3026. MLS#33539.


KEY ROYALE CANAL HOME 2BR/2BA excel-
lent value in a prime waterfront home. Nice turn-
key furniture package, nice lot with room for
expansion. Boat dock, wood sun deck. $199,900.
Ken Rickett 778-3026 MvLS 31714.


KEY ROYALE HOME 3BR/2.5BA canal home
across from the golf course. Wide, deep canal
with boat lift and dock. Sailboat water to Tampa
lay Tropical yard with various citrus and fruit
trees. Two-zone A/C plus many upgrades.
5273,500. Call Dick Mvlaher or Dave Jones
778-4800. MLS 30729.



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WHITE AVENUE beach access. 3BR/2BA, large lot, immaculate,
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CANALFRONT 4BR/3BA elevated. Owner "anxious and
ready. $359,900
10 ACRES with house. Zoned PDR. Near golf courses.
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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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BY MATT GAFFNEY / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ 19 120 1 I 1221


ACROSS
1 Classic soft
drink
5 Exaggerate
11 L.I.R.R. stops
15 Illustrator
Silverstein
19 Wharton grad,
maybe
20 "... upon receipt

21 First name in
mysteries
22 Mata--
23 Part of the
Musketeers' cry
26 Neighbor of
Britannia
27 Prefix with
sphere
28 1956 Charlton
Heston role
29 Expressed
30 Rip off
32 Buffalo
34 Kind of bobsled
36 "See ya!"
37 Troubled capital
41 "'Neaththe--
(Wellesley
school song)
42 Refined
44 Sandwich filler
47 Third party
label: Abbr.
50 Big blaze
54 1998 Wimbledon
winner Novotna


55 Flap, so to speak 99 Hercules fell in
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56 Stir up
57 Capital built
around
Kyongbok
Palace
58 Less covered
59 Positive
61 Four-time Super
Bowl-winning
coach
62 1973 Rolling
Stones #1 hit
63 Classic
whodunit
69 More than
brighten
70 Hebrew letters
71 Annoys
72 Places for plants
73 Acidic prefix
75 "Beat it!"
76 "Didn't I tell
you?"
77 Lighthouse
locale
78 Game requiring
no equipment
82 What a mess
83 KFC order
84 Ultimate
challenge
85 Judy Garland's
real surname
86 Like some cows
87 Suffix with
techno-
9.1 Partner's part,
maybe
97 "On the Beach"
novelist
98 Starts over


100 London's--
Road Studios
104 Make
105 Leaning against
106 It began in 1337
110 Twice tres
111 Farm complaint
112 Second of two
113 -- point
(makes sense)
114 Crosses, e.g.
115 Languishes
116 Deprecatory
reactions
117 Saw
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1 Most fresh
2 Betting option
3 Baseball
announcer's
phrase
4 I, abroad
5 Cry of horror
6 Side dishes:
Abbr.
7 1910's-30's
Harper's
Bazaar
designer
8 Old-time cars
9 Family head
10 Compensate for
11 Part of a letter
12 Traffic
13 Washday brand
14 Identical
15 Polishes
16 Part of some
palaces


17 "Steppenwolf"
wife
18 Shade of white
24 "The Bottle-"
(Stevenson tale)
25 Klutz
31 Norse god of
discord
33 Like some Fr.
nouns
34 Back stabber
35 Guffaw
37 Wisconsin city
or its college
38 Climatology
subject
39 Type spec.
40 Judaism, e.g.:
Abbr.
43 "Bad Boys"
actor, 1983
44 1930 tariff act
co-sponsor
45 Not playing with
--deck
46 City ESE of
Calais
47 Gulfweed
48 Long odds
49 Expressions of
love
50 One of the Fates
51 Don Quixote,
e.g.
52 As a rule
53 Signs a lease
with
54 Girl with a gun,
in an Aerosmith
song
58.Some people are
stuck with them


60 Lord,say
64 Old town on the
Hudson River
65 "Two Treatises
on Government"
writer
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clarification
67 Arrival phrase
68 Prepared to
hang
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75 One righting a
wrong, perhaps
78 Tries to get by
leaping
79 Meridian
80 Shopper's
favorite
81 Longing
83 Joke target
85 Rock variety
86 Fishhook
attachments


88 Fashion show 96 Hunter's quarry


locale
89 Lounging
90 Foursome
91 Get
92 Richards of
tennis fame
93 TV/film actor
Mackenzie -
94 Smiling
95 Dies, with
"out"


97 Arab League
member: Abbr.
100 Starting stake
101 Data amount
102 Tuborg, e.g.
103 Canal sites
107 Latin
metropolis
108 Golfer
Woosnam
109 That vessel


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