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FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE


Beach intersection signal nixed by city


By Paul Roat
A proposed new traffic signal on the Island has
prompted a flurry of debate from the Holmes Beach
City Commission.
Florida Department of Transportation officials un-
veiled a proposal for a traffic light at the intersection of
Gulf Drive and Manatee Avenue just east of the Manatee
Public Beach last month. DOT officials approved the
$122,000 project's construction for fiscal year 1999-2000.
However, city commissioners Tuesday said they
want a further review of the intersection by a Manatee
County traffic engineer. Suggestions for the intersec-
tion included traffic signals, a roundabout or leaving
the intersection as it is.


At least one commissioner has been adamantly
opposed to the signalization proposal.
City Commissioner Pat Geyer, who is also the pro-
prietor of Duffy's Tavern at the intersection, was blunt
in her views of the project: "It's a disaster."
She said if the light were to be installed traffic would
back up for blocks to the north. She predicted a slew of
rear-end crashes would ensue due to cars entering the S-
curves north of the intersection and suddenly being con-
fronted with a line of backed-up traffic at the light.
Commissioners said they hoped to have an answer
from Manatee County as to whether or not an engineer
would be willing to look at the intersection by next week.
The city's questioning of the intersection signal


Santa visits Coquina Beach
Katherine Raw.son enjoys one-on-one time with Santa at Coquina Beach on Saturday, Dec. 5, following the
annual Privateers-sponsored Christmas Parade and Santa visit. The parade started at Anna Maria's Bay!)ront
Park and finished at Manatee County's Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach where children were invited to
tell Santa what they want for Christmas. Each child received a toy f)-om Santa's overstuffed bag, thanks to the
Privateers. Katherine went home with a miniature Barbie doll. Islander Photo: Paul Roat


Island tradition dashed: Privateers'

flea markets now off-Island


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
The Anna Maria Island Privateers have moved their
annual flea markets from their old location at the Holmes
Beach field to the Manatee West Shopping Center.
"The city made it clear that they wouldn't allow it
on the field-any more because of the upcoming ball
field construction," Privateer President Rick Maddox
said. "We took them at their word. There is no other
place on Anna Maria Island to have the flea markets."



Here's your chance

to represent others
By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria residents wanting a say in city
matters via a seat on the city commission should
hustle over to city hall now.
The qualifying period for two commission
seats will continue this week through noon
Tuesday, Dec. 22.
Incumbent Commissioners Doug Wolfe and
George McKay say they will seek reelection. If
PLEASE SEE ELECTION, NEXT PAGE


However, Mayor Carol Whitmore disagreed and
said, "I don't know who told them that. I never told
them they weren't welcome."
The flea markets, scheduled on one Saturday per
month, January through March, will be held in the park-
ing lot of the shopping center at 75th Street and Manatee
Avenue West, Bradenton. Proceeds from the flea markets
are used for local youth programs and scholarships.
"We would consider coming back." Maddox said.
"Unfortunately it's too late for this year. but next year
may be different."
In September Holmes Beach city commissioners
considered a request by the Wildlife Education and Re-
habilitation Center to use the city field in February
1999. They noted that in the past Whitmore said she
would not approve any uses of the field until the base-
ball and multi-purpose fields were completed.
At the September meeting Whitmore said former
Mayor Bob VanWagoner had approved three arts and
crafts shows the Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island
in November and the Anna Maria Island Art League in
December 1998 and March 1999.
Based on the fact that a show was approved for
March and work on the Babe Ruth field is not sched-
uled until summer 1999, commissioners approved the
Wildlife request. Commission Chairman Don Maloney
said no more events should be scheduled until both
fields, for baseball and soccer, are completed.


puzzled at least one DOT official.
"I'm amazed the city is thinking about turning down
the project," DOT's Chuck Lovell said. "They've been
trying to convince us to put a signal in there for years."
Lovell said he has been working with Holmes
Beach Police Chief Jay Romine, who doubles as the
city's traffic engineer, for several years on the project.
Romine said a traffic count study conducted by DOT
last year indicated the volume of vehicles going through
the intersection warranted installation of a traffic light.
Lovell said if the city commission drafted a reso-
lution requesting the signal be dropped, the DOT would
have no problem with deleting the project from the
five-year work plan.



Kronus's


principal


assignment:


retirement
By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
Having earned several gold stars during his 25-
plus years as principal, Jim Kronus will be retiring
from Anna Maria Elementary School on Jan. 29 of
the new year.
The Manatee County School Board has begun a
search for a successor and encourages the commu-
nity to participate in the se-
lection process.
A town meeting will be
held in the school's audito- .
rium at 7 p.m. Monday,
Dec. 14, to allow parents
and residents the opportu- -e1. ,
nity to provide information . ::
about the kind of principal
they would like to see lead '-
the school. Kronus
Once a profile is
drawn, a committee of six
people will interview selected candidates and make
recommendations to the school board. The commit-
tee will consist of a teacher, a support personnel rep-
resentative, a parent, a community member who
hasn't any children attending the school and two
school board representatives.
Kronus, who is not taking part in the selection
process, said he would like to see a large turnout at
the meeting because it's an important opportunity
for parents, colleagues and others in the community
to provide vital input on what kind of person they
would like to see serve the community.


SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
O pinions ..................................... 6-A
Those W ere the Days ................................ 7-A
Holiday Gift Guide ...................................... 9-A
Announcements ......................................... 12-A
Center matching fund challenge .............. 16-A
Players review ...................... .............. 17-A
Streetlife ................... ............ .............2-B
Island map .................. ..... ......... .... 8-B
Anna Maria Island tides ....................... .. 10-B
Real estate ................. ................... 12-B
Crossword puzzle...................................... 20-B


DECEMBER 9, 1998


THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND






ViM PAGE 2-A M DECEMBER 9, 1998 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Public works director demotion rejected


By Paul Roat
After a few stress-filled days of uncertainty,
Bradenton Beach Public Works Director Buddy Watts
found out Monday he will indeed keep his job.
Mayor Connie Drescher last week struck an
agreement with Watts which called for him to con-
tinue employment with the city but at a lesser rank
due to what she called "a number of complaints from
citizens regarding a lack of performance" in the de-
partment.
Drescher read off a litany of issues within the city
that she said Watts failed to respond to in a timely
manner ranging from weeds along Bridge Street to
maintenance of city hall.
"This has been an on-going thing," Drescher said.
"I believe Buddy is lacking in management skills."
Drescher proposed naming Ben Daker as the new
public works director. Daker currently works in the
department.
"I'd like to see Ben manage the department and see
how that works out," Drescher said.
However, Bradenton Beach city commissioners -



Enhancements


will allow


citizens an


'escape'
By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
Have you ever been caught yawning at a city com-
mission meeting and felt leaving-would be rude?
Soon it will be possible for those folks wanting to
leave a commission meeting in Anna Maria to exit by
the back door without fear of reprisal.
The meeting room is topsy-turvy, according to
Mayor Chuck Shumard, who announced at a Novem-
ber meeting that he plans to move the dais from its
present location to what is now the back of the room.
Residents attending a commission meeting come
through the front door of city hall and immediately turn
right into the meeting room. If a person, arrives late, he
or she has to walk in front of the commission and al-
ready-seated attendees.
By moving commissioners to the back, Shumard
reasoned people who come in late or want to leave
early can do so discreetly and not disturb the meeting.
New chairs and an audio system will be purchased with
the renovation. The cost is expected to be less than the
$10,000 already set aside for miscellaneous projects in
the current fiscal year's budget.
Other news from interchanges at a Nov. 27 meet-
ing:
Commissioner George McKay said the city has
a close contact at Manatee County's Waste Manage-
ment office. Division Manager Rose Quin-Baer lives
in Anna Maria and came to city hall to offer the city her
support, saying, "If the service is good now, we're
going to make it better, if it's better now, we're going
to make it best."
On the recommendation of the Planning and Zon-
ing Board, the commission voted nay on Alfred
Shumacher's variance request to increase the height of
his fence.
An ordinance allowing Time Warner Communi-
cations a contract renewal to service the city's televi-
sion cable service for the next 15 years was approved
votes to one by the commission. Commissioner Max
Znika was opposed because of the contract length,
which he said was too long.
Planning and Zoning Board member John
Michaels addressed the issue of reinstating the Code
Enforcement Board. He said it is difficult to enforce
rules when many people aren't aware they are break-
ing them. Violations he said he's witnessed include
"for sale" signs on public property, multiple real estate
signs on the same property, people who do not clean up
after their dogs and vacant lots that are used for park-
ing and instead should be mowed. "I think what we're
really lacking is education," he said.
Michael suggested utilizing the newspapers to
educate the public on violations of city code. The


who must ratify the mayor's recommendations regard-
ing department head positions were caught
blindsided by Drescher's decision.
And, in a special workshop Monday, they rejected
Drescher's demotion notion and gave Watts a vote of
confidence for his work.
City commissioners agreed to have a workshop
after the holidays to have Watts explain the tasks pub-
lic works is involved in.
"The commission knows what it would like to see,
but the commission does not know what we have to get
done," Watts said.
Watts, as public works director, oversees the city's
streets and roads department, the city's sanitation ser-
vice and also the general maintenance of city buildings.
"We have to look at the labor pool within the de-
partment and the work load," City Commissioner
Gail Cole said. "I believe our eyes may be bigger
than our bellies as far as what we want done with the
people we have. When we got the grants to improve
Bridge Street, we all knew there would be an extra
workload, and we as a commission have not done


anything to assist in that."
"We added a lot of extra jobs within the city with
the.improvements to Bridge Street," City Commis-
sioner Berneitta Kays said, "yet we have the same
number of people working. There is a lot of extra
work to be done. I think we should look at the work
load and see if we are expecting too much out of our
employees."
"I think Buddy can do the job," Vice Mayor John
Chappie said. "Buddy knows I'm not the happiest
camper with his performance, but I don't like this so-
lution to the problem," he added, referring to
Drescher's demotion proposal.
"I can see a verbal reprimand," City Commissioner
Bill Arnold said of the mayor's complaints, "but how
much work in administrating is Buddy involved in?
Maybe he needs an assistant."
Watts is the second department head in
Bradenton Beach to come to loggerheads with
Drescher. Former Police Chief Jack Maloney
stepped down from his position earlier this fall after
a falling-out with-Drescher.


Special sendoff for a special guy
Students of Anna Maria Elementary School gathered on the baseball/soccer field at the school to send a
message to Principal Jim Kronus. Kronus announced this week that his official retirement date will be Jan.
29, 1999. Aside from sending their thoughtful wish, Eric Whitley, fourth-grade student said it was "cool" to
have aerial photographer Jack Elka's plane flying very low overhead for the perfect photo. Islander Photo:


Jack Elka Photographics

mayor responded by saying the board already had
enough to deal with and a better idea would be to
have literature available on the subject at city hall for
citizens to pick-up.

ELECTION, FROM PAGE 1
there are additional qualifying candidates for either
seat, a nonpartisan municipal election will be held
Feb. 9, 1999. The new term will begin Tuesday, Feb.
16.
The term for each seat is two years. Each candi-
date must be a citizen of the U.S., a registered voter
and a resident of the City of Anna Maria for at least
six months prior to qualifying for office.
There are two ways in which a candidate may
qualify for the ballot. The first is by paying an elec-
tion assessment fee of $48, collecting 10 petition
signatures of voters residing in the city and filing an
affidavit of candidate's residency. The second
method is to file an "Undue Burden" oath, which
requires signatures and affidavit, and eliminates the
fee requirement.
Two forms are required to open a campaign ac-
count and must be filed with City Clerk Peg Nelson
prior to spending funds or collecting signatures.
Voters must be registered by Jan. 11 to vote in the
Feb. 9 city election. Simplified mail-in voter registration
forms are available at city hall and at The Islander By-
stander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. For more
information, contact Nelson at 778-0781.


Fire. cadets still

hustling raffle

tickets for funds
The Anna Maria Fire District Cadets are
selling raffle tickets until Dec. 21 to raise
funds for the cadet program. The program cur-
rently has 10 cadets from 13 to 17 years old.
Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. They are
available from the cadets or their advisors Rick
Losek and Danny Stephens or at the fire dis-
trict administrative office, 6001 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.
Prizes to be raffled include:
Dinner for two at the Sign of the Mer-
maid.
A mountain bicycle donated by
Bradenton Bicycle and Kayak.
A portable CD/cassette player.
A $50 gift certificate for Circuit City.
A rod and reel donated by Island Dis-
count Tackle.
The drawing will be held on Dec. 21 at the
fire district administrative office. Winners do
not have to be present.






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 DECEMBER 9, 1998 U PAGE 3-A jE

Organizations: show accountability for city funds


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach city commissioners last week
agreed to seek accountability from civic, cultural, en-
vironmental and educational groups slated to receive
donations this fiscal year.
The city will notify members of organizations
slated to receive donations that:
They must adhere to the same restrictions that
apply to the city in the expenditure of public funds.
They must comply with Chapter 119 of the
Florida Statutes regarding the public records law.
The city has the right to audit the organization's
records for legal and financial compliance.
Members of the organizations must complete a
form listing the location of their financial records, a
description of the agency and a list of officers and
board members. They must also give a description of
the purpose and proposed use of the funds and attach
a proposed budget for the use of the funds.
Commissioners plan to develop an application
form for organizations requesting donations for the
next fiscal year. The commission's action is the result
of recent budget hearings in which the city's donations


Bradenton Beach residents are being asked if
they want to continue with their in-house trash col-
lection or to send out for a new garbage hauler.
City commissioners have been mulling over
the idea of having a private company take over the
business of picking up residents' trash for months.
Now, they will seek public comment during a spe-
cial public forum Tuesday, Dec. 15, beginning at
7 p.m. in city hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.
Advantages of going to a private company in-
clude a hefty increase in revenue to the city, since
the city has been saving for years to buy a new


dominated the discussions.
Donations for this fiscal year total nearly $40,000
and include:
Anna Maria Island Community Center -
$22,000.
Mote Marine $500.
Anna Maria Island Historical Society $500.
Friends of the Island Branch Library $500.
Anna Maria Island Community Center Endow-
ment Trust $1,000.
START (Solutions to Avoid Red Tide) -
$5,000.
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce -
$500.
Sarasota Bay National Estuary Program -
$1,000.
Anna Maria Island Elementary School $7,000.
Keep Manatee Beautiful $500.
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch $1,500.
City Attorney Jim Dye noted that there are two
types of organizations that will be affected not-for-
profit corporations and charitable organizations.
"A not-for-profit corporation is defined under state
law as being a corporation which does not have share-


garbage truck.
Disadvantages appears to be cost to residents,
with some private trash haulers charging upwards
of twice what Bradenton Beach residents currently
pay for collection. No prices for garbage pickup
have yet been set for the city if a private company
receives the contract. *
And speaking of price, a public hearing on
city garbage rates will be held Tuesday, Dec. 22,
at 7 p.m. City officials hope to increase pickup
charges for single family homes from $104 to
$125 annually.


holders and which does not give dividends to its mem-
bers," Dye said. "Instead, any surplus money it may
have at the end of its fiscal year is retained by the cor-
poration. It is not distributed as profit.
"A charitable or 501c3 agency is defined under
the federal tax code. It is a type of not-for-profit cor-
poration and contributions to it are tax deductible. I
recommend the city focus on approved charitable
entities."
The city's resources should govern the scope of the
process used to determine which organizations are to
receive donations, Dye said.- He recommended that the
commission use standardized criteria and adopt the
process by resolution.




Anna Maria City
None scheduled

Bradenton Beach
12/15, 7 p.m., Public forum on sanitation options
12/17, 7 p.m., Commission meeting

Holmes Beach
12/10, 8:30 a.m., Canal Conmission
12/15, 7 p.m., Commission meeting

Of Interest
S12/10, 7 p.m., Anna Maria/West Side Fire
Districts joint meeting for public input on dis-
tricts' proposed merger, West Side Fire District
Administrative Office,
407 67th Street W., Bradenton.
12/11, 9:15 a.m., Fire District/Manatee County
roundtable discussion, Central Library, 1301
Barcarrota Blvd., Bradenton.
Rescheduled from 12/4.
12/14, 2 p.m., Island Transportation Planning
Organization, CANCELED.
12/16, 2 p.m., Coalition of Barrier Island
Elected Officials, CANCELED.


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Bjl PAGE 4-A 0 DECEMBER 9, 1998 E THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

Holmes Beach code board rules on four cases


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
The Holmes Beach Code Enforcement Board re-
cently ruled on a record number of cases in one sitting.
One case involved unpermitted construction, in
which the board determined the homeowner was not
properly notified of the hearing. Two cases involved
care of premises and the homeowners were ordered
to clean up or face fines.
The fourth case was a new matter for the board.
Due to new information, the board rescinded a fine
of $50 per day which was imposed on a homeowner
in April for unpermitted construction.

Unpermitted construction,
6812 Palm Drive
Code Enforcement Officer Walter Wunderlich
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explained that a water leak damaged two units in a
duplex at 6812 Palm Drive and owner C. J. Stafford
began repairs as well as other construction work.
"I explained to him that he needed a permit for
all this work," Wunderlich said. "He was knocking
out a wall and replacing a floor, tile and carpeting.
He did come and get a permit application and I told
him he cannot do the work himself and he has to
have a licensed contractor."
Work continued but Stafford did not file the per-
mit application, so Wunderlich said he posted a stop
work order. Work was then completed on one of the
units and other work continued, all in violation of the
order.
"I tried to locate Mr. Stafford and sent him a cer-
tified letter regarding today's hearing. When the re-
ceipt didn't come back, I tried to personally serve


Prelude presentations
Bradenton Beach Mayor Connie Drescher presented plaques to three citizens who comprised the Christmas
Prelude Committee, sponsors of the Thanksgiving night festivities on Bridge Street. Pictured from left are
Drescher, Vice Mayor John Chappie, Lea Ann Bessonette and Emily Anne Smith. Islander Photo: Paul Roat


him but he had returned to his home in England."
"Does the code state that an owner cannot repair
his property?" Chairman Chuck Stealey asked.
A resident owner can, but Stafford is leasing the
property, Wunderlich replied. When renovating
rental property, an owner must hire a licensed con-
tractor for certain types of work such as structural,
electrical and plumbing.
"The board can't take action because Mr.
Stafford hasn't been served properly," City Attorney
Jim Dye said. "He didn't have notice of this proceed-
ing.
The board agreed to notify Stafford that the case
will be heard at the Dec. 18 meeting.

Care of premises, 406 76th St.
Wunderlich cited Gloria and Philip Ware of 406
76th St. under codes regarding maintaining a nui-
sance, a potential breeding ground for mosquitoes,
a junkyard and not maintaining the premises.
"In March I notified the Wares about the property,"
Wunderlich reported. "It was a total shambles. The
carport was blocked off and loaded with debris and
tools. I saw snakes and rats in this pile of stuff, the lawn
was unmowed, the front door was falling apart and
there were tree limbs falling all over the yard."
Wunderlich said that after he notified the Wares,
they met him at the property and he pointed out the
violations. They began to clean up but stopped, and
the property has begun deteriorating again.
Due to the condition of the exterior of the house,
Wunderlich asked to inspect the interior in June. He
said Gloria Ware called him and asked for more time
to complete the inside, but never called him back.
Wunderlich said the Wares have been cited numer-
ous times in the past and noted, "It's a continuing situ-
ation. There appears to be a total disregard for the
people around them. The property is an eyesore."
Gloria Ware said she is trying to convert the
house into a duplex in order to rent it, but has had
problems hiring someone reliable to do the work.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 DECEMBER 9, 1998 0 PAGE 5-A JE


CODE, FROM PAGE 4


She said she's trying to get the work done a little at
a time so she doesn't have to get a loan. She said she
and her husband have been sick and several deaths
in the family have delayed the work.
"I had to get a dumpster to get all the debris and
things that everybody threw in my yard," Gloria
Ware said. "What you saw in the carport, I don't call
junk. It was expensive stuff a gas furnace, PVC
pipe, plywood. I tried to put outdoor plywood in
front but it kept falling down, so we propped things
against it so it wouldn't offend the neighborhood."
"We corrected each deficiency," Philip Ware
said. "We didn't know we had to report back to
Walter."
"You've been to the board many times and I be-
lieve you are familiar with the process and the
codes," Stealey noted. "I have a great deal of diffi-
culty with the fact that you say you don't know what
the problem is. If the city says this is a violation and
gives you a notice, you have to fix it so that it
doesn't get to this stage."
Neighbor Irene Flynn introduced into the record
photos of the Ware property taken in March and No-
vember.
"They were good neighbors when they lived
there," Flynn noted. "The problem is, when they left
in 1992, there was no regular maintenance. We have
to hire people to do our work and that's what we as
neighbors expect them to do."
The condition of the Ware house is affecting its
property values and is an embarrassment to the
neighborhood, Flynn said.
"I don't want to have to come before you,"
Flynn stressed. "I don't want to have to deal with
this anymore. I'm not code enforcement. I just want
them to take responsibility for the house, get it
cleaned up and keep it nice like it used to be."
Member Don Schroder asked about specific vio-
lations and Wunderlich said although the Wares
have done some work, they are still in violation of
all four sections of the code.
"They have to be responsible to have someone
there to maintain this property or maybe they
shouldn't have the property," board member Joe


Bracken said. "I think the board should take some
strenuous action to stop this."
The other board members agreed.
Board member Ted Geeraerts asked if board
members could inspect the property.
"That is discouraged, because board members
are not supposed to be witnesses," Dye replied.
The board ordered the Wares to bring the prop-
erty into compliance within 25 days. However, after
some discussion they agreed that was not enough
time because of the holidays and the amount of work
that must be done.
They agreed that the work must be done by Jan.
25 and Wunderlich is to make a report at the Jan. 29
meeting.

Unpermitted construction,
403 39th St.
According to Wunderlich, this case began in De-
cember 1996 when owner Martin Annis of 403 39th
S. was notified of the violation unpermitted con-
struction on the ground floor. Following inspections
in January 1997, Annis was told he must install a fire
break wall and remove some wiring.
At the same time, the board found Annis guilty
of the violation and gave him 30 days to comply.
Due to a change in code enforcement officers, the
case fell through the cracks until October 1997.
Annis was again notified of the violation at that time
and it was brought before the board in March 1998.
At the March meeting, the board fined Annis
$500 for the past violation and added $50 per day as
long as the violation continued. The $50 fine started
April 3. According to Wunderlich, the fire inspector
okayed the construction in March and Annis thought
that was sufficient.
"Mr. Annis misunderstood what he had to do and
assumed he was in compliance when this was pre-
sented to the board in March," Wunderlich ex-
plained. "Then the board fined him, but subsequent
to that Mr. Annis took care of the violations."
"There was nothing but total miscommunication
from day one," Annis said.
"The facts we have today are somewhat differ-
ent than the facts we had at the time we made the de-
cision, but we made the decision based on the facts


we had before us," Stealey pointed out.
The unpermitted construction on the first floor
was there when Annis purchased the house, so it was
grandfathered, noted board member Alfred
Hoblitzell. However, Annis did correct that violation
in April.
The board found that Annis was not in violation
and reduced the fine to $1.

Care of premises,
7602 Marina Drive
In April, the board found George and Sylvia
Harris of 7602 Marina Drive guilty of violating sec-
tions of the city's code regarding maintaining a nui-
sance, a potential breeding ground for mosquitoes
and a junkyard. They gave the couple 25 days to
clean up their yard or face a fine of $250 per day.
"They are working on it very slowly,"
Wunderlich reported. "Just a month ago George had
both his knees replaced, so work has come to a halt.
It still needs some work, but at least they are show-
ing some improvement."
"The most disturbing thing is that the board im-
posed a large fine and nothing's happening," Stealey
said. "What we did is not working and we can't make
them do it. The fine is uncollectible and unrealistic."
Dye said the board can do nothing more, but the
city can start the lien process or issue a citation.
"Maybe I did this improperly, but I told him as
long as he was making progress the fine will not go
into effect," Wunderlich revealed. "I thought I had
the authority to do that. I thought the object of my
job was to bring people into compliance."
"You should have informed the board," Stealey
said.
"They think they're meeting our order,"
Schroder added.
The board voted to give the Harrises 25 days to
complete the work or face a fine of $25 per day.
"We have to find another way to deal with
chronic violations," Bracken noted. "A fine is not an
effective penalty. We need a method that's more
realistic."
Stealey said he will meet with Mayor Carol
Whitmore to discuss ideas on other methods to en-
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9 93i e


Here we grow again
Former Holmes Beach Police Chief (also for-
merly the only patrol officer on the Island for many
years pre-incorporation and pre-police departments)
Snooks Adams says it best.
Ask him what he thinks about all the people here
now, considering his 80-plus years of Cortez/
Holmes Beach residency, and he'll tell you straight-
away what he. thinks: "Hell, I didn't want you here."
But, he's quick to add, that since you're here, we
might as well have whatever it takes to accommo-
date growth.
Of the proposed traffic signal at the Holmes
Beach intersection of Manatee Avenue, Gulf Drive
and the Manatee County Public Beach, he says he
was opposed to it in the past. And being so open
minded, he says maybe we have to look at it again
if traffic has increased to merit a signal.
Did we say open minded? Well, Snooks will lis-
ten to new ideas but he's also quick to tell you just
about anything was better the "old way."
We can't find much of anyone, outside of
Florida Department of Transporation employees or
the contract engineers and contractors who do the
work, who says now they want a traffic signal at this
intersection.
We also can't find anyone who wants a traffic
signal anywhere else on Anna Maria Island or a
roundabout or any other change.
(Heaven forbid they move the Anna Maria Post
Office.)
Well, you can't just try out a traffic signal. Once
they appear, they don't just disappear at a pricetag
of $122,000. Same for a roundabout.
And since none of us, most admittedly Holmes
Beach Police Chief Jay Romine, although the char-
ter anoints him as such, is a traffic engineer, we're
pleased that the city commission is seeking help
from Manatee County for a qualified person to study
the intersection.
Now, if they could just take a look at the stretch
of Marina Drive from Gulf Drive to just past the new
city hall where a new street is being added along
with separate city hall ingress and egress on Marina
Drive.
We can't help but wonder why city hall traffic
on both Marina and the Flotilla/police department
side, don't enter and exit from the new street,
thereby eliminating traffic pulling in and out within
such a short stretch of roadway on very congested
roadway in the case of Marina Drive and very resi-
dential roadway on Flotilla.




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Whose money is it anyway?
Since the Holmes Beach beautification commit-
tee brought it up, who planned the landscaping for
new city hall?
The Southwest Florida Water Management Dis-
trict offers grants to develop and implement native
landscaping. Called the Florida Yards & Neighbor-
hoods Program, several entities on the Island have
taken advantage of the regional funds, such as the
Tingley Memorial Library in Bradenton Beach.
Commissioners should take a look at what grants
aided Tingley before they install water-hungry grass
and an irrigation system.
Is it too late?


Certainly not for the rest of the area, as soon as
the city demolishes the buildings that weren't bud-
geted to be demolished, eliminates the planned out-
door basketball court (which Hagen Foundation
grants are paying for) and budgets new money for
the landscaping, pavilion and shade trees the beau-
tification committee wants.
In the midst of this ineptitude, the beautification
committee seems focused on spending city money to
make "beautiful" improvements in the way of plant-
ers and landscaped triangles in the parking area of
the privately owned Island Shopping Center. And
they're seeking other businesses to beautify.
Shouldn't beauty begin at home? And economy?


Community pool instead of
soccer field
A petition for a Babe Ruth field was presented to the
Holmes Beach council several years ago with more than
300 signatures, many of which were from Sarasota and
Bradenton. I understand there is a petition for a soccer
field with 200 signatures on it. Are all of them from Anna
Maria Island? Let's add them up. Approximately 500 sig-
natures, not all from Anna Maria Island.
About the same time as the Babe Ruth petition, a pe-
tition for a swimming pool was presented with more than
600 signatures. Two from Longboat Key and the rest from
Anna Maria Island residents.
The majority of residents on the Island are either too
old or too young to play softball and soccer, but everyone
could participate in pool activities.
Couldn't the City of Holmes Beach forget the soccer
field and put in a pool? Use the old city hall for rest room,
showers, refreshment center cold drink and snack
machines. Plant tall shade trees for a park with benches
and a small playground. This would also make a beauti-
ful area for the annual Art Fair and other outside activi-
ties for all to enjoy.
I would also like to see a Gazebo built close to the old
city hall where street dances could be enjoyed on the old
street, music under the stars, plays and exhibitions. The old


city hall could offer the rest room facilities, costume
changing rooms and refreshments.
Billie Martini, Holmes Beach
Boating under influence
The U.S. Coast Guard and the state of Florida have an
agreement regarding Boating Under the Influence in
Florida waters. The agreement allows Coast Guard board-
ing officers the ability, after observing a boater operating
his vessel under the influence of alcohol or other drugs, to
deliver the subject to local police officers who may then
prosecute. The police officer does not have to witness the
offense.
Federal standards on BUI call for no more than .08
percent of alcohol in the bloodstream for operation of rec-
reational vessels in Florida waters. Standards for operation
of a non-recreational vessel call for no more than .04 per-
cent of alcohol in the blood.
ChiefB.P. Huff
Officer in Charge, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez

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THOSE WERE THE BAYS
Part 9, The Life and Loves of Hernando DeSoto
by June Alder


LAND OF VOLCANOES


When the Conquistadores weren't
fighting the Indians they fought among
themselves.
In 1523, the explorer Gil GonzAlez
Divila landed on the shores of what is
now Nicaragua. He had
been sent by King
Charles expressly to De Sot(
find the mythical straits regret
leading to the Spice Is- r
lands of the Orient. depart
That, after all, was the icara
reason why Columbus
set sail to the West in leaving
the 1490s. (The wealthy
Aztec and Inca empires his mis
were yet to be con- comely
quered.)
But as we all know, girl wh
no such straits existed. him a
So Gonzalez decided to
take over Nicaragua daught
to the dismay of
Pedrarias, the aged but still fearsome
regional governor of Panama.
Nicaragua was worth striving for.
Stunning scenery, smoldering volca-
noes and deep lagoons, prosperous vil-
lages with broad plazas, temples and
palaces and much gold to be had.
In the late summer Pedrarias dis-
patched his trusted lieutenant Francisco
Fernandez de C6rdoba with a 230-man
army to occupy Nicaragua and oust
Gonzalez. With him went 23-year-old
Hernando De Soto commanding a divi-
sion of 76 men and six horses.
They started off by exploring Lake
Nicaragua and founding the villages
of Le6n and Granada where a fort was
built. Sent to scout the movements of
Gonzilez's troops, De Soto had a brief
brush with one of his scouting parties.
Back in Granada, De Soto discov-
ered that a rebellion was afoot. Cordoba
had decided he'd had enough of work-
ing and fighting for the tyrant Pedrarias.
Failing to win De Soto to his side,
Cordoba locked him up in the block-
house.
But not for long. Like in a Holly-
wood Western, a dozen of his friends
broke into the block-house and
"sprung" him from jail. They galloped
away with C6rdoba and his fellow
rebels in hot pursuit. Brought to bay
not far from the town. the fugitives


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wheeled and faced their pursuers.
"You outnumber us, C6rdoba," De
Soto is said to have called out, "be cer-
tain of this, unless you leave us alone
each one of us will single you out to kill
,you!'"
De Soto was reputed
s only to be the best horseman
and swordsman in the
army. C6rdoba hesi-
g from tated, then backed off.
De Soto's small party
Ia was started off on an ex-
eehind hausting 800-mile trek
back to Panama where
ess, a De Soto told all to an
ndian enraged Pedrarias.
Pedrarias was 85
bore years old but he was
determined.to get the
best of his rival. He
marched back into
Nicaragua with De
Soto at his side and together they
overthrew C6rdoba. Taken back to
Panama in shackles, he was be-
headed, drawn and quartered, the tra-
ditional punishment for traitors.
Eventually Pedrarias's scheming
gained him the governorship of Nica-
ragua from Emperor Charles. As a re-
ward for his service to God and coun-
try, De Soto was made mayor of the
City of Leon, and his gold mining
and slave trading activities amassed
for him a sizable fortune.
After Pedrarias's death in 1531, De
Soto was ready for a new challenge. He
risked the whole of his fortune to join
an expedition to conquer the Empire of
the Incas in Peru.
His only regret in departing from
Nicaragua was leaving behind his mis-
tress, a comely Indian girl who bore
him a daughter. Hernando was to re-
member the child in his will drawn up
in Spain years later.
Still, he kept before him the image
of the girl he could not forget, the
daughter of Pedrarias. the beauteous
Isabel de Bobodillo. Everything he did
was for her.


Next: In the Land
of the Inca


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[] PAGE 8-A 0 DECEMBER 9, 1998 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Post office admits to 'possible' move


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
Two weeks ago at an Anna Maria commission
meeting, Mayor Chuck Shumard announced the post


office would be moving to a building in owner Jim
Toomey's BayView Plaza, across from the city pier
on Bay Boulvard at Pine Avenue.
Many were surprised by the announcement, in-


Boris Kousseff of Tampa,'right, and Sue Carbonell, also of Tampa. Islander Photo: Edna Tiemann
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cluding Ted Cole, owner for 24 years of what has
come to be known as "post office plaza." Cole said
he had no knowledge of plans to move the post of-
fice from its present location at 9908 Gulf Drive.
Not everyone was in the dark when the news
broke. Anna Maria Postmaster Ron Smith knew
something about the plans, saying, "It may happen,
but there's no plans to do it right now."
U.S. Postal S.ervice spokesperson Gary Sawtelle,
who last week said the move was "unsubstantiated,"
says now that plans to move the post office are pre-
mature, though he did say the U. S. Postal Service is
investigating a proposal submitted by Jim Toomey
several months ago.
Sawtelle said Suncoast District Facilities Man-
ager Betty Bailey will visit the proposed site this
week to investigate. When evaluating the proposed
site, Bailey will be looking to see whether it is op-
erationally sound and has ample parking, he said.
According to Shumard, five years remain on the
present post office lease. Sawtelle said most con-
tracts entered into by the Postal Service include a 30-
day clause that allows them out of the lease, but he
was not sure whether this was the case with the 24-
plus-year lease for the Anna Maria facility.
.Sawtelle also said anytime the post office con-
siders a move or new lease, citizens are informed
and included in the process. If a decision is made to
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Want to play fast and feverish soccer? Indoors?
The fifth annual Indoor Soccer Christmas Tourna-
ment is scheduled for six feverish days starting Dec. 17
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City.
It will be sponsored jointly by the Center, The Is-
lander Bystander and Allen Sports Center with trophies
and awards for winners and a T-shirt for every partici-
pant.
Game times vary from 5 to 10 p.m. Monday
through Friday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and
Sunday. It will be a double-elimination tournament,
with a tie at the end of regulation play going into a
shoot-out.
There are 14 divisions determined by age and gen-
der. Every team must have six to 14 players registered
as a team. No additions will be accepted after Sunday,
Dec. 14.
A non-registered player will disqualify that team,
said Scott Dell, tournament director.
Uniforms (shirts) of the same color are required.
Entry fee is $75 per team. Details may be obtained at
778-1908.

55 Alive driving course
on schedule
The 55 Alive driving course for senior citizens will
be at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marine Drive,
Holmes Beach, Thursday and Friday, Dec. 10 and 11,
from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
The course is open to drivers 50 years of age and
over at $8 per person, with advance registration re-
quired. Details may be obtained from Les Knoll, 729-
7742.

Chamber multiplies its age
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce has
made a startling discovery it is 30 years older than
it thought.
President Rich Bohnenberger said that while cel-
ebrating what it thought was its 20th birthday, the
chamber discovered it is actually 50.
This information was revealed by longtime volun-
teer Margaret Chapman, he said. The organization was
incorporated in 1979, all right, but it was originally
established in 1949.
Jerry Cigarran was the founder and George Morris
its first president, 1949-50. Morris was followed by
Ms. Chapman's father, Paul Carlisle, 1950-52, and then
Ted Tripp.
Bohnenberger is looking for any additional docu-
ments or other information and photos from those early
days.
"We look young for our age," he insisted.

Vendors sought for
Thieves' Market
The Privateers are looking for vendors to partici-
pate in the first of three seasonal Thieves' Markets at
the Manatee West Shopping Center, 7423 Manatee
Ave. W., Bradenton.
The market will run from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Sat-
urday, Jan. 9. The others will be Feb. 13 and March 20.
The fundraising events help the nonprofit Privateers
support and sponsor youth programs, most of them on
Anna Maria Island and in Cortez.
The organization has 86 10 foot by 20 foot vendor
spaces to fill at $15. They charge $25 for a double
space and have some vehicle spaces available. Reser-
vations may be made and information obtained at 794-
6972 daily from 4 to 6 p.m.

A holiday party
of historic proportions
Volunteers, members and friends of the Anna
Maria Island Historical Society are invited to attend an
annual holiday party at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14, at
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
Entertainment will be provided by Anna Maria Is-
land Repertory Singers under the direction of Elaine
Burkly. Refreshments will be served. Historical 1999
calendars and handmade Christmas decorations will be
available for sale. For more information, call 778-0492.


Some of last year's indoor soccer action. Islander
Photo. Bonner Presswood

'Angel Choir' offers
parish gift
The "Angel Choir" of St. Bernard Catholic Church
will give "our gift to the parish" Friday, Dec. 11, when
it presents an Advent service, "Wait for the Lord."
The service from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the church,
248 S. Harbor Dr., Holmes Beach, will be free and
open to the public.
It will be "an hour of peaceful music from the ecu-
menical community in Taize, France," with flute, oboe,
trumpet and violin, the church announced. Information
may be obtained at 778-4769.

Christmas tea set
by garden club
The Anna Maria Garden Club will have its annual
Christmas tea at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, at the
fellowship hall of Roser Memorial Community
Church, 519 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City.
The program will feature Jim McCullough of the
Manatee County chapter of the Audubon Society. De-
tails may be obtained at 778-4683.

Woman's Club
noting 52 years
In the midst of Christmas work with the Salvation
Army, the Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island will
note the 52nd anniversary of its founding on Friday,
Dec. 11.
The club passed 36 teddy bears along to the Salvation
Army for distribution to children of needy families, and
has assembled stacks of food for migrant workers.
Marian G. Van Winkle said the club was founded
by 12 women Dec. 11, 1941, four days after the Japa-
nese bombed Pearl Harbor and thrust the U.S. into
World War II.
"It immediately doubled in size to 24 members," Van
Winkle said. Now it has 90 members and is still growing.
"To this day the purpose of the club has continued
to be to bring together women interested in charitable
and educational needs of the Island," she said.
Two years ago the club was awarded the Anna
Maria Island Community Center's "Spirit of Giving"
award, which annually is based on "extraordinary con-
tributions in helping to light the way for future genera-
tions on behalf of the children of our community."

Garden club Christmas
dinner planned
The Island Garden Club will have its annual
Christmas dinner meeting at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 17 at the
Fellowship Hall of the Episcopal Church of the Annun-
ciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
The Gospel Singers of the Bradenton Tabernacle
will be featured in the program following a turkey din-
ner. Further information is available at 778-1063.
President Sabine Buehler announced the programs
for the rest of the season:
January, John Stevely of the Manatee County Ex-
tension Service, "Tampa Bay Estuary Program."
February, Walter Berg, "Bromeliads."
March, program not yet solidified.
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The annual Christmas party of the Chiles Group
restaurants to benefit needy children will be Tuesday,
Dec. 15, at the Sandbar restaurant, 100 Spring Ave.,
Anna Maria City.
First on the program will be Santa Claus, arriving
by fire truck at 10:30 a.m.
Guests for the event will be 52 families, including
70 children, who have been adopted for the season by
employees at Ed Chiles' restaurants the Sandbar,
Beachhouse-in Bradenton Beach and MarVista on
Longboat Key.
The employees of the three restaurants will donate
their service tips on Friday, Dec. 11, as "Tips for Tots."

-Waltz workshop at Center
The Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, invites adults to waltz
through the holidays with a two-session waltz work-
shop from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14, and Monday,
Dec. 21. The instructor will be Robin Rhodes, who
offered a variety of popular ballroom dance classes at
the Center last winter and spring.
Couples and singles are welcome. Those partici-
pating are asked to register in advance by calling the
Center at 778-1908. The fee will be $8 per person per
class.
Rhodes'.next Center workshop will focus on the
foxtrot on Monday evenings, Jan. 11 and 18.




Holiday Happenings
on the Island
Public advent service, "Wait for the Lord," with
music from the ecumenical community of Taize,
France, will be presented at St. Bernard Catholic
Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach, from
7:30-8:30 p.m Friday, Dec. 11.
Christmas party for less-fortunate youngsters and
their families from A Growing Place and Anna Maria
Island Community Center will start with a visit from
Santa Claus at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15, at the
Sandbar, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria City. Details,
778-0444.
Employees of the three Ed Chiles-owned restau-
rants will donate gratuities received on Dec. 11 to "Tips
for Tots," a fund matched by Chiles to buy gifts for
children attending the Dec. 15 party.
Island Garden Club's Christmas dinner and pro-
gram will be at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 17 at the Fellowship
Hall, Episcopal Church of the Annnciation, 4408 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information, 778-1063.


Two authors to sign books
Dec. 12 on St. Armands
Two mystery writers will be on hand for a book
signing Saturday, Dec. 12, at Dickens & Company
Bookshop on St. Armands Circle.
The event, from 1 to 3 p.m., will feature mystery
authors Walter Satterthwait and E.C. Ayres.
Best known for his series featuring Santa Fe pri-
vate eye Joshua Croft, Satterthwait's latest novel is
"Masquerade," an historical mystery featuring Lost
Generation Pinkerton operatives Phil Beaumont and
Jane Turner and a supporting cast that includes Ernest
Hemingway, Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas.
"Masquerade" is the second in the series that began
with "Escapade" and is currently number nine on Mys-
tery Scene's hardcover bestsellers list. As.an added
treat for collectors, a limited number of the author's
scarce, out-of-print Joshua Croft novel, "The Hanged
Man" will be available for purchase.
Ayres is the winner of the prestigious St.
Martin's Press/PWA Best First PI Novel Prize. His
four books feature laid-back Suncoast private eye
Tony Lowell, and combine taut storytelling with
deep concern for Florida's fragile ecosystem and
have quickly established the author as a major fig-
ure in the crowded and competitive field of Florida
crime fiction. Ayres' latest adventure, "Lair of the
Lizard," takes Lowell to Santa Fe in search of a
woman terrorized by an abusive ex-husband, and
betrayed by her uncomprehending family's unques-
tioning fealty to a system of anachronistic social
values.


Chiles promises to match the gifts of tips from his staff.
A Growing Place, a child and family center in Pal-
metto operated by Project Child Care, providing subsi-
dized child care for low-income families is a beneficiary
of Tips for Tots, along with several Island families.
Karen Stewart, director of Growing Place, and the
Anna Maria Island Community Center recommended
the families benefiting from the party. The parents are
aware that their children will get a special holiday treat,
said Chiles, and they will be sent home with turkey
dinners and all the trimmings "thanks to many food
purveyors' donations."
Further information may be obtained at 778-0444.


Sunset memorial
service to be held for
two Cortez fishermen
On Nov. 5, two local fishermen, Paul Kight
and Don Akins were lost at sea aboard the fish-
ing vessel "Kar Free." They had left Ft. Myers
when Hurricane Mitch headed in. their direc-
tion. The Kar Free proceeded to Fort Jefferson,
a safe harbor off the Tortugas, to wait out the
storm. While anchored, there was a distress call
from another fishing vessel. The men in trouble
were also from Cortez and well known to Kight
and Akins.
Kight and Akins took their. 39 foot vessel
from its safe haven back into stormy waters to
help their friends. The vessel was found cap-
sized the afternoon of Nov. 5 with Captain
Akins' body found inside the wheelhouse.
Kight's body was never found.
Friends and family of both men are asked
to gather for a sunset memorial service on the
docks of Cortez to be held at 5:30 p.m. Sunday,
Dec. 13, at the southern end of 123rd St. Ct. W.,
between A.P. Bell Fish Company and Star Fish
Company in Cortez. The Reverend Jim Marsh
will be officiating. Guests are encouraged to
speak if desired.
Donations may be made to the Florida In-
stitute for Saltwater Heritage, P.O. Box 606,
Cortez, FL 34215. Funds will be used to com-
mission a memorial in honor of fishermen who
have died at sea.
For further information, call 794-1249.



Have a ball shooting
basketball
Boys and girls ages 8 to 13 have an opportunity
to shoot hoops at the Elks National Free Throw "Hoop
Shoot" contest to take place on Saturday, Dec. 12, at
Manatee Community College, 5840 26th Street W.,
Bradenton.
Local winners will advance to district, state re-
gional and national competition. Registration begins
the day of the contest at 8:30 a.m. For more informa-
tion, contact Dan Tabor at 753-4180.




Kathleen B. Meals
Kathleen B. Meals, 76, formerly of Holmes
Beach, died Dec. 3, in Cambridge, Mass.
Mrs. Meals graduated from Dickinson College
with a B.A. and earned her masters at BrynMawr
College. She was a cryptanalyst in the U.S. Army Sig-
nal Corps in World War II. She was an instructor at
Drexel University,
She was a member of the Pilgrim Congregational
Chuch, Lexington, Mass., and of Gloria Dei Lutheran
Church, Holmes Beach. A member of the Lexington
Historical Society, American Harp Society, American
Association of University Women, and Chil Omega
Sorority.
Funeral service and burial will be held in Lexing-
ton, Mass. Memorial gifts may be made to American
Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, Mass.
She is survived by her husband Donald Meals; a
son, Donald Meals Jr.; a daughter, Jennifer Kalajian;
a grandson Thomas Kalajian; and granddaughters, Lisa
Kalajian and Kaela Meals.


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Christmas boat parade in paradise


A fleet comprised of 15 boats made up the 11Ith
Annual Anna Maria Island Christmas Lighted Boat
Parade Saturday, to the joy of thousands of onlookers.
Best in parade honors went to Bill Saunders for his
boat "Dusky," a 26-foot powerboat with a gingerbread
house theme.
Other winners included the following.
Power boats under 25 feet: Chuck Stealey's
"Green Flash," with a dolphin Christmas theme, first
place. Ken Guscott's "Solfan," second place with its
Viking sailboat motif.
Power boats more than 25 feet long: "Dusky,"
Saunders' boat, first place. Second place went to


Merritt Fineout's "Latawana."
*,Sailboats: Al Miller's "Almar," first place. Roger
Byron's "Sea Gypsy," second place.
Commercial division: Galati Marine's "Team
Galati," a 45-foot power boat with Santa and dolphins,
first place. The 63-foot "Cortez Lady," second place
with its design of Santa and his reindeer.
Judges for the event were Dan Parsons, Sandy
Haas-Martens, Art Ballman and Pete Theodoros.
The holiday boat parade's organizing committee
includes Chuck Stealey and Frank Derfler, co-chairs,
and Roger Byron, Don Schroder and Bruce Seewald.
The event is sponsored by The Islander Bystander.


Thousands of
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... and Christmas parade in paradise, too
Amidst the sparkle of the Island's holiday street
decorations, the Privateers-sponsored Christmas Pa-
rade made its seasonal procession Saturday with the
weather warmer than it has been in many years.
Nonetheless, the lack of a cool breeze and the
sheriff's blaring siren didn't dampen the Christmas
spirits of the crowd along the parade route who turned ,
out to exchange wishes and merriment with those in the
parade. "
Beads, coin and candy were tossed to the crowd as '
the parade made its way through the Island's streets.
The Privateers float led the way, followed by festive t,
bicycle-riders, a puppet snowman cyclist, politicians in I w I
convertibles, a grounded helicopter, an enormous float '
by Students Working Against Tobacco, and bringing
up the back was one of the most famous characters of
all Santa Claus.
Festivities concluded at Coquina Beach where
people quenched their thirst with soft drinks and hot
dogs were served. Children formed a long line and
waited impatiently for Santa to take his seat on the Pri-
vateers float. A jolly Santa gave each child a toy after
hearing their requests. Many children asked for money
but instead got presents only money can buy. Swords,
stuffed animals, toy cars and Barbie accessories were
some of the toys in Santa's bag. SWAT was one of the more popular floats at Saturday's parade. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood
some of the toys in Santa's bag.


$22.5 million
celebration
Celebrating the establish-
ment of Roskamp Charities
as a supporting organiza-
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Foundation of Sarasota
County are, front row,
Kathy Baylis (left), Dianne
Roskamp, and, back row,
Steve Dahlquist, C. Kelley
Corbridge, Stewart Stearns
and Bob Roskamp. All are
Roskamp Charities board
members except Steams,
who is president of the
foundation.


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Island pacing matching-fund challengers


Anna Maria Island Community Center benefactors
Charles and JoAnn Lester are leading the challenge in
the ongoing $40,000 matching fund drive.
Last year they put up $25,000 and challenged the Is-
land to match them dollar for dollar, all for the Anna Maria
Island Community Center's endowment trust fund.
The community more than matched it, ringing in
with $34,000-plus from a long list of individual con-
tributors and making the fundraising drive the most
successful ever for the Center.
This year the Lesters have issued an even greater
challenge to match $40,000 their contribution
plus that of an estate gift. Their dollars will match those
contributed from individuals and businesses for a win-
win fundraiser for the Center.
A party hosted by Beach Bistro/Bistro at Island's
End owner Sean Murphy and Islander Bystander Pub-




Holiday Happenings
off Island
"Upon a Midnight Clear" concerts by Jonn
Serrie, "space composer," at the Bishop Planetarium,
201 10th St. W., Bradenton, at 8 and 10 p.m. Friday,
Dec. 11. Many other holiday specials at the plan-
etarium-museum-aquarium complex. Details avail-
able at 746-4131.
Children's Holly Day for all area children un-
der 12 will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday,
Dec.12, at Selby Gardens, 81 S. Palm Ave., just off
U.S. 41, in Sarasota. The youngsters will be admit-
ted free with an adult paying the regular $8 admis-
sion, and adults may bring as many children as they
can supervise. Santa will be there. Details, 366-
5731.


lisher Bonner Presswood kicked off the fundraising for
guests at Island's End last week with $6,800 contrib-
uted at the event.
Center Executive Director Pierrette Kelly an-
nounced an anonymous donor has offered to add
$25,000 to the Lester's matching fund, which will gen-
erate two dollars to one for the community's donation
- up to $25,000.
The community's matching donation presently
stands at $8,976.81 and counting on the way to
$40,000.
Lester, selected as the 1997 Islander of the Year by
this newspaper, is no stranger to honors on Anna Maria,
where he and his wife spend winters.
And, the Anna Maria Island benefactor has been hon-
ored recently in his native Wisconsin for his interest in and
help for the South Central Wisconsin Library System.


The award was in recognition of his "outstanding
service" as a trustee of the seven-county system. He has
served on the board of the Charles and JoAnn Lester
Library in Nekoosa since 1996, and on the board of the
McMillan Library since 1989. He helped build that
library's endowment fund to "one of the largest in the
nation and contributed extensively to Nekoosa's new
library building," said the award citation.
It is not his first honor from the Wisconsin library
network. Last year he was feted at the Wisconsin Li-
brary Association's President's Luncheon for help in
obtaining quality programming for adults and children.
Donations to the 1998 Center matching-fund chal-
lenge may be made at the Center or mailed to Anna
Maria Island Community Center, P.O. Box 253, Anna
Maria FL 34216. Further information may be obtained
at 778-1908.


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Hundreds of future basketball stars and their families gathered at the Anna Maria Island Community Center for the
traditional sports banquet kickoff. Dinner was catered by Bistro at Island's End with assistance from the Sandbar_
restaurant. Kids gathered around Center Athletic Director Seth Groseclose for prize raffles preceding a talk by
motivational speaker Bob Delaney and the issuing of official uniforms. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood



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If the shoe fits it's a hit!


By Charmaine Engelsman-Robins
Islander Correspondent
My five-year-old granddaughter (Ky) and I,
along with a full house of all ages, took in the Island
Players production of "Cinderella" last weekend,
and it was a definite hit with the younger set.
When I asked Ky what she liked best about the
play, she answered, "When. Cinderella sang, and
when the shoe fit!" She knew the story backward and
forward, but was still on the edge of her seat during
the big shoe-try-on.
The success of this light-hearted version of the
classic may in large part be that young attendees
were part of the action via the inclusion of "But-
tons," a Pinky Lee/Red Buttons-type (played by
Jonathon James) billed as "Cinderella's friend."
Buttons periodically "broke through" the fourth
wall, addressing the audience and having them re-
spond, as well as inviting them to shout warnings to
him in certain instances.
This joint production of the Players Theatre of
Glamorgan, Wales, and the Island Players in cel-
ebration the Island Player's 50th anniversary, con-
tained a few unusual aspects. Some worked, others
didn't.
The two-act pantomime was written by Mavis
Gibbs, who also played the part of Dandini, male
friend and aide to Prince Charming (Gabe Torrens).
Though Ms. Gibbs' husband (director Gareth
Gibbs), prepared the audience for the gender switch
at the introduction, the crossover caused the younger
audience members to whisper such comments as,
"Why did he call that lady 'my dear boy'?"
Perhaps if the very attractive Ms. Gibbs had
sported a boyish costume ... the black patent heels,
black hose and black bike shorts just didn't aid the
illusion!
Tami Vaughan, as Jill, did an admirable job of
portraying the girl in love with Dandini, right down
to a gazing-into-each-others'-eyes duet on "When I
Fall In Love."
Far more convincing and hysterically funny was
the genitus..casting .of Geoff Todd ..and Sam
McDowell as Cinderella's ugly stepsisters: The chil-


dren knew those hairy arms and big feet belonged to
large men wearing approximately a metric ton of
purposely exaggerated makeup and outlandish wigs
- including one neon-blue afro-style and one sky-
high lemon yellow beehive so they got the joke
and enjoyed it immensely.
The audience was guffawing long before the
mugging, squealing, and falsetto delivery of lines
began, but the sisters' duets on "I Feel Pretty" and
"Sisters" brought down the house.
In one scene, Prince Charming's Major Domo
(billed as "An official Official" and played by Gra-
ham Evans), trying to teach the ugly sisters to dance,
declares them hopeless. They retort that they've of-
ten been mistaken for the Spice Girls, and shout back
"Shall we tell you what we want? What we really,
really want?".
The kid faction of the house roars while their el-
ders exchange confused looks. You gotta be a Spice
Girl fan, as the kids are, to catch this laugh.
Both the Fairy Godmother (Carol Williams) and
Cinderella (Claire Bowen) were instant hits with the


young ladies in the audience, and all the youngsters
enjoyed the performances of their'peers (Andrew
Sheehan, Angela Sheehan, Christina Spurlock, Clark
Spurlock, John Spurlock, and Jamie Weston) as the
queen's fairies and elves, various members of the
village and even as the horses for Cinderella's coach.
Dick Lawall and Andrea Stevens played Prince
Charming's parents; ladies and gentlemen of the vil-
lage and court were played by Alice Doeden, Rich-
ard Garcia, CharlieGuy, Debron Keller-McCartney,
Jo Kendall, Robin Rhodes, Susan Russell and Kelly
Woodland.
Maeve Evans made her debut as Kate and Stan
Wells, senior member of the.Players Theatre, was
Cinderella's father, the Baron Hard-Up.
Music Director/Keyboardist for the production
was Marge Ebel, Stage Manager/Lighting Designer
was Sarah Rees and Assistant Stage Manager was
Ruth Stevens. Additional lighting designer was Glen
Markoes.
The suggestion for Cinderella came about fol-
lowing Geoff and Lynne Todd's visit to Wales.

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Colonial days at Anna Maria Elementary School


Children at Anna Maria Elementary School cel-
ebrated Thanksgiving by suspending time and revisit-
ing colonial days.
Students from third-grade classes of Mrs.
Maninno, Mrs. Granstad and Miss Paul participated in
Colonial Day on Tuesday before the holiday.
Along the trail, a loaf of Grandma's Cranberry
Bread was baking in the cafeteria's oven, its aroma
wafting through the school's corridors. Volunteers
helped the. students mix ingredients for a new batch
of bread.


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prairie
These fab-four third-
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Kennedy, Kelsy Taylor
and Gabrielle
Westerman. They were
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Maria Elementary
School's Colonial Day
held before
Thanksgiving.


Every picture tells a story
Colonial Day at Anna Maria Elementary consisted
of activities that included painting symbols on cloth
to tell a story just as the Indians used to do. The boys
are busy illustrating their stories. David Bryant
(right) and Christopher Martin (left) are each
holding a piece of star fruit that they have dipped in
red paint made from berries. The boy with war paint
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Some wore bonnets and some wore moccasins.
Toe-stomping music could be heard emanating
from Mrs. Maninno's classroom. Children were shown
how to square dance and do-see-do, giggling much of
the while.as they curtsied and bowed to their partners.
Acorns sizzled on a nearby burner as they danced.
The auditorium was a popular post for many of the
young pioneers, who enjoyed recreating the ritual of an
American Indian rain dance. Volunteer Jim Taylor led
10 or so little Indians in the dance, though it's question-
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Not all the activities were as high pitched.
Some children painted with yellow, red and
brown paints made from mustard, berries and on-
ions. Students used star fruit to stamp designs on
pieces of cloth. Volunteers Joe Kennedy and Brian
Jensen illustrated how the Indians told a story by
painting symbols on cloth.
Quiet time in Miss Paul's classroom consisted of
children busy quilting. After the pioneers sewed a stitch
onto swatches of fabric, Paul joined them together and
added the row to a quilt her students have contributed
to each year for the past 10 years.
Children from the other grades had and opportunity
to revisit the past as well. Individual classes took turns
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By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Hearing about it is bad enough. Watching and
smelling it happen is just terrible at least for anyone
wanting to hold down the holiday pounds.
Lou Ann McFarland and David Snyder are totally
unfair to weak-willed people, which is just about every-
body who comes near their Richey's Chocolates on
Cortez Road.
Their repertoire includes 100 one hundred! -
chocolate pieces, from cremes to nuts to toffees to
truffles and on and on. At Christmas time they are ab-
solutely heartless, making a lot of special candies right
there where everyone can watch -. through their
kitchen "viewing" window.
It's a wonder folks haven't been drooled to death.
One of Richey's offhand specials is Peppermint Bark,
which is white chocolate with peppermint bits that the
candymakers chunk up from Christmas candies they
weren't satisfied with.
The Christmas candies are something special in


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themselves, miles of ribbon and fathoms of candy
canes right off the hook. That's a real hook in the
kitchen that they toss batches of candy over for an ex-
quisite aerating and cooling that lets them handle and
shape it by hand. Too warm, candy folds drunkenly;
too cool, it shatters.
It's all visible through that viewing window in the


candy kitchen, where all the sweet work is done. There
is where McFarland made her pig.
She explained that she likes specialty work and
when a woman called in an order for a three-pound
chocolate pig for a Thanksgiving centerpiece,
McFarland dug right in. She spent a lot of time cre-
ating a'pig that even her critical eye adjudged "cute."
The woman didn't call back or come by to pick up
young Choco Porko, so McFarland put it on display in
the store. It sold instantly.
That was at their old digs near U.S. 41 on Cortez
Road. But they had to shut down operations every sum-
mer because it had only a window air conditioner that
didn't quite cut it. Chocolate just hates humidity.
They moved a year or so ago to 7200 Cortez Road
W., in a strip mall next door to the Bradenton Eight
Theater, between 71st and 75th streets. Their chocolate
just loves it there.
They work 12-hour days in season, stretching to
16 or 17 hours as Christmas nears, with summers
much slower. They've been at it since 1990, when
they bought the business from Austin Richards.
He was a candy man from Canada, manufactur-
ing candy in Ontario since the 1930s. He came south
in 1949 and started Richey's Chocolates on Cortez
Road at 86th Street, west of its present location.
He took a liking to McFarland and Snyder, taught
them the business, sold it to them and then stayed on
for a couple more years to be sure they had the recipes
and techniques down pat.
"He was very private about his formulas," said
McFarland. "Very, very private.'
The business thrived in their store near U.S. 41. in
fact out-thriving its 1,100 square feet of space and its
summertime humidity. At 7200 Cortez. it has 2,500
square feet that are already getting somewhat cramped,
said Snyder.
Richards spent his retirement years in his island
cabin in Ontario, coming south for the winter and to
help wherever needed at the candy store. He especially
enjoyed helping make candy canes at Christmastime.
His death in 1997 left a large vacancy in their lives,
McFarland said.
"Many times after we were on our own in the busi-
ness we didn't know if we were able to do it," she said.
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Anna Maria City
Nov. 24, stolen decal, 500 block of Blue Heron.
Nov. 26, theft of a vehicle tag, 300 block of
Spring.
Nov. 27, DUI, 800 block of North Bay Boule-
vard. A witness approached the deputy parked at
Bayfront Park and reported a subject driving on the
wrong side of the road. The deputy located and stopped
the subject, Noreen Graham, 58, of Holmes Beach. He
administered field performance tests and placed Gra-
ham in custody.
Nov. 28, carrying a concealed weapon, DWLS
with knowledge, 7000 block of Palm Drive, Holmes
Beach. The deputy clocked the subject driving 35
mph in a 25-mph zone and checked the tag, which
showed it belonged to another vehicle. The deputy
stopped the vehicle and checked the subject's
driver's license, which was suspended. The deputy
asked to search the passenger, who had a pair of
brass knuckles in his pocket. Driver and passenger
were placed in custody. A second passenger was
released.
Nov. 28, possession of alcohol times two,
Bayfront Park.
Dec. 1, theft of a rod and reel valued at $75 from
700 block of North Shore Drive.
.* Dec. 3, grand theft, 412 Pine Ave., Island Marine.
The victim reported an unknown person removed a bait
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Stewart, 18, of Plant City, reached for his wallet in a
box on the floor and the officer observed marijuana, a
rolling machine, two packs of cigarette papers and two
pipes in the box.
The officer said he observed what appeared to be
a gun on the front seat, entered the vehicle to secure it
and found a bag of marijuana and a pipe with residue.
He said he also found a a marijuana cigarette in a pack
of cigarettes in the trunk. The officer issued sum-
monses to Stewart and the driver, Charles A. Goff, 18,
of Lake City.
Nov. 22, DWLS, warrant, 2500 block of Gulf
Drive. The officer clocked the subject driving 62 mph
in a 35-mph zone and stopped him. The officer ran a
check and found the subject's license was suspended
and he had a warrant from Manatee County for worth-
less checks. He was placed in custody.
Nov. 22, possession of marijuana, possession of
paraphernalia, possession of alcohol by a minor times
two, Coquina Beach. The officer observed two juvenile
subjects consuming alcohol and asked for their identi-
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to the Juvenile Assessment Center.
Nov. 23, DWLC with knowledge, 2600 block of
Gulf Drive. The officer on patrol stopped the subject
because the vehicle he was driving was making a loud
noise from a faulty muffler. When the officer asked for
his driver's license, the subject said it was canceled
because the check he used to pay for it had bounced.
The officer learned that the subject was stopped on
Nov. 5 in Anna Maria and told not to drive on a can-
celed license. He was placed in custody.
Nov. 24, possession of marijuana, possession of
marijuana with intent to sell, Leffis Key. The officer
approached the subjects sitting in a vehicle to tell them
the park was closed. He said he observed marijuana on
the dashboard and marijuana cigarettes in the ashtray.
He placed the subjects, Gregory Thomas
Breitenbach, 18, of Bradenton, and a juvenile in cus-
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bag of marijuana behind the driver's seat and a small
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Nov. 24, burglary to a vessel, 135 Bridge St.,
Bridge Tender Inn. The victim reported an unknown
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on Nov. 23. He said he bought two new batteries and
placed them in another boat and the batteries valued at
$140 and a GPS valued at $550 unit were missing.
'Nov. 27, criminal mischief, 2200 block of Av-
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Nov. 27, obstruction, fishing from a groin, Cortez
Beach. The officer observed the subject fishing from an
erosion control groin posted with a no fishing sign. The
officer issued a citation and the subject refused to sign
it. The officer placed him in custody.
Dec. 1, attached tag not assigned, Gulf Drive and
Cortez Road. The officer observed the subject turn in
front of another vehicle without signaling and stopped
the subject. A check showed the attached tag was not
assigned to the vehicle and the officer issued a sum-
mons. He also issued a citation for not carrying regis-
tration and a verbal warning for the turn infraction.

Holmes Beach
Nov. 26, found property, 6200 block of Holmes
Boulevard. The victim reported an unknown person
removed a bicycle valued at $150 and left another bi-
cycle that was of much lesser value.
Nov. 27, assistance, 63rd Street ramp. The officer
assisted the subject in jump starting his vehicle.
Nov. 27, larceny, 5340 Gulf Drive, Hair Motions.
The complainant reported she had fired two subjects
who then used their keys to come into the store and use
tanning equipment. She also reported an unknown per-
son entered the store and removed $16 in cash and $40
in merchandise. The officer advised her to change the
locks and issue a trespass warning to the subjects.
Nov. 27, suspicious, 5424 Marina Drive, Jessie's
Island Store. The complainant reported an unknown
person passed a counterfeit $20 bill.
Nov. 28, suspicious, 3900 East Bay Drive, Publix
construction site. The complainant reported children
were playing at the construction site. The officer found
workers at the site who had brought their children to
play while they worked.
Nov. 28, assistance, Marker 47. The officer ob-
served the vessel with an expired decal and pulled it
over. The vessel would not restart and the officer towed
it to a marina.
Nov. 28, suspicious, 5306 Holmes Blvd., Island
TV. The officer observed two juveniles standing by the
unsecured door to Island TV. The juveniles ran when
they saw the officer. He spoke with the father about the
juveniles' actions.


Nov. 28, theft of a bicycle valued at $100, 2700
block of Avenue C.
Nov. 29, warrant, 2900 block of Avenue B. The
officer responded in reference to a disturbance, did a
check the subject and found he had a warrant from
Sarasota county. He was placed in custody.
Nov. 30, found property a bicycle, 5900 block
of Marina Drive.
Nov. 30, suspicious, 100 block of 48th Street. The
victim reported an unknown person tried to force the
lock on her vehicle.
Nov. 30, lost property a bag containing pass-
ports, Anna Maria Island Centre.
Dec. 1, traffic, 500 block of 69th Street. The com-
plainant reported a possible drunk driver and the officer
stopped the subject who had been drinking but was not
intoxicated. He learned that the subject had recently suf-
fered a stroke which caused him to appear to have been
drinking more than he has. The officer recommended the
subject be re-examined for his driver's license.
Dec. 1, assist sheriff's office, 10002 Gulf Drive,
Bortell's. The officer responded to assist a sheriff's
deputy with a fight call. The deputy removed an intoxi-
cated person from the bar.
Dec. 3, suspicious person, 8102 Gulf Drive,
Haley's Motel. The complainant reported a former
employee threatened him. A patrol request was issued.
Dec. 3, animal, 3900 block of Sixth Avenue. The
complainant asked police to speak to a subject who
feeds cats on his vacant property. He said he has asked
the subject to stay off the property. The officer was
unable to locate the subject.
Dec. 3, battery, 2900 block of Avenue B. The
victim reported that when she asked the subject to
leave, he pushed her, knocked her into the stove and
threatened her. The officer spoke to the subject who
said he did not touch the victim. The victim signed an
affidavit and the officer filed a capias request.
Dec. 4, suspicious, 3234 East Bay Drive, Whistle
Stop. The complainant reported a suspicious vehicle and
the officer contacted the subject who said he was going to
sleep in the parking lot in his van. The officer advised him
that was in violation of a city ordinance and he left.
If you have information that may help solve crimes,
contact Crime Stoppers at 747-COPS. You may be eli-
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By Chief B.P. Huff
Officer in Charge, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
Nov. 26, Boarding. A 20-foot boat was boarded in
the Gulf. The boat's operator received a warning for
not having registration or throwable flotation devices
on board.
Nov. 26, Boarding. A commercial airboat was
boarded in Sarasota Bay. The boat's operator received
a warning for having faulty personal flotation devices,
not having a workable fire extinguisher and having
improper navigational lights on after sunset. The
vessel's voyage was terminated.
Nov. 27, Boarding. A 12-foot vessel was boarded
in Anna Maria Sound. The boat's operator received a
notice of violation for not having the registration and
having improperly sized life jackets for a child on
board.
Nov. 27, Boarding. A 19-foot vessel was boarded
in Anna Maria Sound. The boat's operator received a
notice of violation for not having enough life jackets
and not having navigational lights on after sunset.
Nov. 28, Boarding. A 16-foot vessel was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The boat's operator
received a warning for not having a throwable per-
sonal flotation device and not having navigational
lights on after sunset.
Nov. 28, Boarding. A 30-foot vessel was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The boat's operator
received a written warning for not having naviga-
tional lights on after sunset.
Nov. 29, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a Mayday call from a sailboat taking
on water 21 miles west of Longboat Pass in the Gulf of
Mexico. The boat was taking on water so fast that bilge
pumps and electronics failed shortly after the.initial
call. A Coast Guard helicopter and boat responded and
located the sailboat partially submerged with the boat's
operator in a life raft nearby. The operator was taken
aboard the helicopter and the boat dewatered and towed
to safe moorings.
Nov. 29, Search and rescue /assistance. Coast
Guard Auxiliary vessel "Misty Lady" came upon a
vessel with a dead engine near New Pass and towed it
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The Islanders performance was so complete and
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A look back at Sunday's game reveals two keys
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The game started with the Jammers kicking off
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knocking the ball around their defensive end. The
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The headed ball caromed out to LeDuc at the top
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goalie and into the far corner of the goal for a 1-0
lead less than three minutes into the game.
LeDuc's goal would be all the Islanders needed,
though there were a few anxious moments for the lo-
cals. One close call came just a few minutes after
LeDuc's goal when the Jammers played a through
ball that Martinez playing sweeper due to Jeff
Lonzo's suspension and an injury to Matt Bowers -
easily ran down.
Martinez played the ball perfectly, knocking it
outside to Brett McIntosh, then getting the return
pass. He calmly attempted to pass it inside to
Brickse, but his pass was intercepted by Jammer
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The resulting corner kick was turned away, giv-
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SPORTS, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 4-B
held the ball before feeding a hard-charging Ken
Bowers. Bowers one-timed a rocket from the top of
the box that beat the goalie near post for a 2-0 lead.
Two minutes later, Nelson went after a through
ball that also had the Jammer goalie charging off his
line to challenge for the ball. The two collided at the
top of the box with the Jammer goalie grabbing
Nelson and throwing him to the ground and giv-
ing the Islanders a free kick from 20 yards.
Raul Gomez stepped up and curled the ball over
the wall and into the upper left corner of the goal for
a 3-0 Islander lead.
The second half saw the Islanders play great pos-
session soccer with the Jammers giving chase to no
avail, which opened up scoring opportunities for the
locals.
They notched the last goal on some beautiful
passing that started with a clearing header by
Brickse. His header went to Augusto Solano who
played it outside to Ken Bowers. Bowers carried the
ball before switching the point of attack with a cross
back to the left side where Nelson gathered the ball
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Nelson carried the ball up the left side before
spotting Shawn Dibble who was stationed at the
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SPORTS, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 5-B

box. Wallen's shot went just over the goal.
After the North Port goal kick, Wallen got loose
on a breakaway down the left wing but his shot was
wide of the goal, keeping North Port in the game..
The start of the second half was more of the
same as Michael Mijares took a throw in and found
Skyler Purcell, who carried the ball in before un-
leashing a shot from 25 yards that missed wide left.
Five minutes later, Bystrom got taken down at
the right corner of the penalty box, giving Palma
Sola Animal Clinic/Islander Bystander an indirect
kick.
Purcell tapped the ball to Taylor Manning, who
ripped a left-footed shot that clanged off the cross
bar, keeping the game scoreless.
The Island kids were dominating but had noth-
ing to show for it, getting a little careless as they
pushed forward attempting to score.
Number 17 for North Port, who scored both
goals in an earlier 3-2 win by the Islanders, got loose
on a breakaway. He beat Max Gazzo at midfield, but
Jordan Pritchard came over from his right defensive
position to make a game-saving tackle. Gazzo who
had been hustling back on the play, then cleared the
ball out of danger for the Islanders.
Palma Sola Animal Clinic/Islahder Bystander fi-
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Manning, who found Courtney Taylor with a perfect
pass at the top of the box.
Taylor one-timed the ball to Bystrom, who was
stationed at the left goal post. Bystrom settled the
ball before beating the goalie for a 1-0 lead.
Bystrom notched his second goal of the game
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pass, who dropped it back to Bystrom. Bystrom
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in the thick of the Under-12 Division II race.
Next up for the U-12s is a 10:15 a.m. kick off
against Manatee West at G.T. Bray Park, Bradenton,
Saturday, Dec. 12. They follow that up with a 1:30
p.m. kick off on Sunday against Sarasota 2, also at
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Grassy Point planning hints; fish gift?


As the end of another year approaches, it seems
like a good time to clean off the top of my desk and
offer a bunch of little Sandscript "new McNuggets"
this week.

Grassy Point plan
Although the money hasn't come yet, hopes are
high that the Florida Communities Trust will come
through with funding, and owners will agree to the sale,
of that area of Holmes Beach called Grassy Point.
The 37-acre tract across from the Anna Maria Is-
land Centre off East Bay Drive is the last large unde-
veloped parcel on the Island. Covered with thick stands
of mangroves, Grassy Point features a large saltwater
pond and a huge bayfront vista.
The property offers environmentalists with a
unique challenge allow the land to be used by resi-
dents and visitors, but not at the expense of losing its
environmental integrity. In other words, don't fuss with
it too much with too many boardwalks, kiosks, paths
and other Disneyesque, picturesque stuff.
There was a brief but important discussion years
ago when the Sarasota Bay National Estuary Program
began regarding preserving and restoring Sarasota Bay.
During a meeting of a group of citizens on one of the
program's committees the topic of human interaction
with the bay came up.
The best way to preserve and protect the bay, some
folks maintained, was to keep people off and away
from it. In sort of a "Berlin Wall" approach to bay man-
agement, a suggestion was made to prohibit boaters,
birders and swimmers from the bay as a means to pro-
tect it.
As anyone who has seen or been on the bay of late
can tell, that suggestion was never adopted, but it did
serve to remind all of us that one of the best if not
really practical was of bay management is to keep


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people from messing with the area.
I hope eco-designers keep boardwalks to a mini-
mum, but I really do hope there's an elevated walkway
to the pond that would then lead strollers to the bay.
The views of Anna Maria Sound and Palma Sola Bay
are awesome.

Hurricane finale
Here's the obligatory 1998 hurricane season wrap-
up, and ominous words for next year:
Whew!
Despite a pair of real scares from Georges and
Mitch, the Island was again spared any real problems
from hurricanes last season.
The bad news is predictions for the 1999 storm
season are looking particularly grim.
This year saw 14 names storms, 10 of which turned
into hurricanes and three of them classed as major
storms with winds of more than 111 mph. Next year's
predictions call for 14 named storms, nine of them be-
coming hurricanes and four of them becoming major
problems.
By the way, this year's storms were the most
deadly since researchers began keeping records on
hurricanes, and they've been chronicling storms for
200 years.
And to really make your day, storm watchers say


the Atlantic and Caribbean coasts have about twice the
normal chance of receiving a major hit. The Gulf Coast
has a 150 percent greater chance of having to weather
the bad weather.
Oh, and global climatic changes indicate we're
getting away from the relatively mild storm period of
the past two decades and can look forward (?) to a 20-
year period of more frequent and more powerful
storms.

National fishing seminar
coming Jan. 30
Seven local charter guides will team up with na-
tional professional fishers for the Salt Water Sportsman
fishing seminar on Saturday, Jan. 30, at Sarasota High
School in Sarasota.
The six-hour seminar will have Island charter Capt.
Scott Moore talk about his tricks in catching fish in
Tampa Bay. Other captains include Rob Roberts, Rick
Grassett, Ed Hurst, Jonnie Walker, Roy String and
Harry Vernon III. They'll be joined by Salt Water
Sportsman magazine Senior Editor George Poveromo
and Publisher-at-Large Spider Andresen.
The $40 seminar fee will include a copy of Salt
Water Fishing II, a one-year subscription to the maga-
zine, a copy of Roffer's Ocean Fishing Forecast Analy-
sis, door prizes and a chance to win a new boat, motor
or a trip to the Bahamas. You can order tickets at 1-
800-448-7360.
Seems like a pretty nice holiday gift to me.

Sandscript factoid
The U.S. government estimated there were 17 mil-
lion saltwater anglers in 1990 who spent $7.2 billion in
pursuit of the sport. In 1997, the number of fishers
dropped to 9.4 million, but spending went up to $8.6
billion.


Anna Maria's Amanda running up sports awards


By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria Island resident and Manatee High School
senior Amanda Granstad has received the Bill O'Brien
Award, having been selected by coaches from the eight
public and private high schools in Manatee County.
The O'Brien Award, given annually to the top
male and female cross-country runners in the county,
was started by retired supervisor of physical education
and fellow cross-country runner Bill O'Brien.
O'Brien felt cross country was overlooked as a
sport and decided to do something about it.
He approached then-Superintendent Gene Witt
about having an annual award dedicated to cross coun-
try, which Witt wholeheartedly endorsed. Thirteen
years later, the award is coveted among cross-country
runners and, according to coaches, encourages more
students to get involved.
Granstad got involved in running her freshman
year at Manatee, partly due to five years of soccer with
the Manatee Magic. She figured that if she could en-
dure the running required in soccer, she would prob-
ably have some success in cross country. She contin-
ued to play soccer her freshman and sophomore years
for the "Hericanes," the female soccer program, but
quit her junior year for other commitments as well as
nagging injuries that go with playing soccer.
Granstad's O'Brien award is even more impressive
considering that she competed all year while suffering
from a variety of medical ailments. She sought an ath-
letic trainer's care before and after almost every work-
out or meet that she competed in.
The fact she did so well is a testament to Amanda's
ability to rise to the occasion for the overall benefit of
the team, according to Manatee High's cross-country
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Amanda Granstad shows off the O'Brien cross-
country trophy and looks forward to a successful
track season.

coach Tom Orhowsky.
Orhowsky says, "Amanda was not in her best form
all season due to ankle and achilles problems," calling
it a "band-aid season" for her. Despite physical prob-
lems, Granstad was able to take first in the county and
seventh in district competition while leading her young
Manatee High team to the top spot in the county which,
according to Granstad, is a tradition at Manatee.
Granstad is a young lady on the go, as she manages
to squeeze tennis, piano and art lessons into a sched-
ule that includes honors classes and maintaining a 3.5
grade-point average, all while managing to be the best
female cross-country runner in the county.
Coach Orhowsky expects other honors to come
Granstad's way. "Amanda is the premier runner in the
county and one of the top seven runners in the four-
county area and should make first team all-area."


She was the most-valuable-player for Manatee's
cross-country team and will also be receiving a silver
plaque recognizing her being a three-year varsity per-
former.
Orhowsky couldn't stop raving about what a spe-
cial young lady Granstad is, as he spoke of what a great
role model she was, encouraging the younger members
of the team while also remaining humble despite the
well-deserved accolades that have come her way.
Granstad was to receive the O'Brien Award in
front of a huge crowd at halftime of a football game,
but she chose instead to be with her teammates getting
ready for a regional competition in Orlando.
Unfortunately for Granstad and her teammates, she
got extremely ill and Dr. Steve Pelham told her not to
run. Faced with the thought of missing out on her last
high school race, she convinced her mother to let her
run anyway.
Coach Orhowsky said Granstad got off to a pretty
good start and was actually ahead of last year's pace but
her weakened condition left her with nothing for the
stretch run, as she fell off the pace and out of contention.
Her efforts helped the Manatce High team to a
ninth place finish in the regionals, which were held at
Cypress Grove Park in Orlando, coming off its fifth
place finish in the district meet, which took place at Al
Lopez Park in Tampa.
Granstad looks forward to the upcoming track sea-
son in which she will compete in the 200-meter, the
400- and the 800-meter relay races this year and antici-
pates having a good year.
Orhowsky said she'll have a great season of track.
"Amanda runs best on hard surfaces as opposed to the
different surfaces you have to run in cross country. I
expect her to be one of the best in the area this season."
Granstad is also looking forward to going attending
the University of Central Florida, where she plans to take
courses in either computer analysis or pre-med. She says
she may continue her running career in college, though she
hasn't received any scholarship offers to date.
Orhowsky thinks she has what it takes to compete
on the college level. "Amanda will be a good five-ki-
lometer runner in college. With the proper strength and
conditioning program, I feel she's capable of improv-
ing from where she is now as a runner."
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 DECEMBER 9, 1998 E PAGE 9-B IlB


How much longer can this great fishing last?


By Capt. Mike Heistand
New snook rules have been approved by the gov-
ernor and cabinet. The changes go into effect Dec. 31.
The "slot limit" size the minimum-maximum
fish which may be caught has changed. The new
rule now calls for fish to be no smaller than 26 inches
long to be kept, up from the current 24 inches.
No fish larger than 34 inches may be taken.
Also, captain and crew on for-hire vessels char-
ter boats cannot be included in the two-fish-per-day
bag limit for anglers.
As to fishing action, things continue to be great.
Mackerel and kingfish are the dominant catches in the
Gulf, while redfish, flounder and snook are filling the
coolers from backwater fishers. Bluefish are starting to
move in, too.
Fishers at the Rod and Reel Pier report it's been
a little slow but there are still good catches of drum,
jacks and snook,
Anglers at the Anna Maria City Pier are pulling
in redfish, flounder, sheepshead and an occasional
mackerel.
Annie's Bait & Tackle reports that Capt. Zack on
the Dee Jay II said redfish action of November has
slowed a little this month, but he's still getting a few
reds. Other fish include snook to 28 inches in length,
plus flounder, pompano and catch-and-release trout.
Offshore reports include mackerel and cobia, and king-
fish are still biting about five miles out. A new arrival
for Capt. Zack has been bluefish in the past few days.
Capt. Steve Kimball on the Legend said he's done
very well with kingfish in about 50 feet of water in the
Gulf, with some catches tipping the scale at better than
25 pounds. Grouper action is getting better in about 65
feet of water, with both blacks and reds going to 10
pounds. He's also getting into some nice-sized snapper
and triggerfish.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip Tide said he's get-
ting kings up to 48 inches long five to seven miles off-
shore, plus red and black grouper about 20 miles out in
the 15-pound class.
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Carl at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said king-
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Capt. Rick Gross said snook fishing is still good
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102 Tern, Anna Maria, a ground-level canalfront
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187x162x77x100 lot, was sold 10/26/98, Kee to
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232 Chilson, Anna Maria, a ground-level
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CANALFRONT 4BR/3BA elevated. Owner "anxious and
ready. $359,900
10 ACRES with house. Zoned PDR. Near golf courses.
$235,000. 795-6216 after hours..
VILLAGE GREEN 2BR/2BA, tile, roof, enclosed lanai. $118,000.
LOT 9,427 square feet. Palm Harbor subdivision. $108,500.
COMMERCIAL
LOT C-2 100x90 Walk to beach $150,000.
STYLING SALON Eight stations. Owner anxious $39,000 OBO.
RENTALS
WE HAVE JANUARY, FEBRUARY AND MARCH
SUN PLAZA WEST AND SAND & SEA VILLAS

5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
www.tdolly@bhip.infi.net TDOLLYYOUNGREALESTATE.COM


Carol S. Heinze
REALTOR/CRS
778-5059


2 STORY DUPLEX $174,900.
3BR/2BA in each unit. Central
Holmes beach location. Close
to shopping, library and res-
taurants. IB32512.

BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME
on this 80 x 110-canal front lot.
Only asking $1501,000.
IB33995.


3bed/3bath/2car/pool home built in 1959 on a big lot,
was sold 10/27/98, Sellas & Koretos to Petcoff, for
$430,000; list $495,000.
706 Rose St., Anna Maria, a ground-level 1,400
sfla 4bed/2bath duplex built a "long time ago" on a
50x100 lot, was sold 10/29/98, Pletcher to Carey &
Endean, for $215,000; list $235,000.
1801 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 212 Runaway
Bay, a 691 sfla lbed/lbath condo built in 1978, was
sold 11/4/98, Rodriguez to Lalama, for $95,000.
201 Chilson, Anna Maria, a ground-level 1,051
sfla 2bed/2bath/lcp home built in 1972 on a 100x156
lot, was sold 11/3/98, Pope to Ippolito, for $150,000.
208 N. Harbor Dr., Holmes Beach, a ground-level
1417 sfla 3bed/2bath/2car home built in 1953 on a
64x 118 lot, was sold 11/3/98, Gebhardt to Bowling, for
$87,500; list $110,000.
401 N. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, an elevated
bayfront 1,710 sfla 2bed/den/2&1/2bath/2car home
built in 1992 on a 57x110 lot, was sold 11/4/98,
Schroeder to Cella, for $320,000; list $335,000.
4255 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 115 Island Village
130, a 3bed/2bath/lcar condo built in 1981,.was sold
11/6/98, Lege to Zervakis, for $131,000; list $135,900.
510 65th St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level
canalfront 1,417 sfla 3bed/2bath/lcar/pool home built
in 1969 on a 90x94 lot, was sold 11/3/98, Hueber to
Handley, for $210,000; list $234,000.
Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate
broker, 778-1222, exclusively for The Islander By-
stander. 1998.


HOLMES BEACH
Affordable 3BR/2BA
Island home in Bay
Palms. Canal over seven
feet. deep at high tide.
Direct access to bay.
Room for a pool.






RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE INC. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Reduced to $239,000

After hours 778-3778
605C Manatee Ave.
RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE, INC. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
An n -dependetly owned and operated memer o Coldwell Bnker Real Estate Corpora, on


Property Management Team
"We Cover the Island"





Week Month Annual
Cottages. Houses Bungalows
Villas Condominiums '


SREALTORS
5910 Marina Dr Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call 941-778-0770 Toll Free 800 741-3772
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK


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


ANNA MARIA $399,000 4BR/2.5BA home
on a canal with a boathouse. No bridges to
Tampa Bay and the Gulf. Includes 2 fire-
places, hot tub, 2 garages and a workshop.
Only one block to the beach. Call Karin
Stephan 751-1155. IB32204.
GREAT LOCATION! Beautiful 3BR/2BA
deep-canal front home with boat dock and
no bridges to open bay. Includes commu-
nity pool, tennis courts and clubhouse.
Turnkey furnished. $345,000. Call Karin
Stephan 751-1155. IB87235.
INTERNET-KBSTEPHAN@AOL.COM
All my listings can be seen on the
world wide web. http://www.pruflorida.com


HOLMES BEACH Home warranty provided on this well kept 2BR/2BA Richmond home that is just a few
block to the beach. Features eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, Huge master bedroom, barrel tile roof, large
lanai and cement drive. $149,900. Call Carol Heinze 751-1155. IB27251
$64,900 PERFECT VACATION CONDO. 2BR/2BA with heated pool and recreation area. LOW, LOW
maintenance fee. Security building. Decorator furnished. Call KAREN LOHSE 751-1155. IB32020.
CLOSE TO THE BEACH! Key Royale renovated 3BR/2.5BA home on a canal with boat dock. Perfect en-
tertainment area around the pool & patio. Turnkey furnished with a large fireplace. $299,000 Call Carol
Heinze or Karen Stephan 751-1155. IB33135.

SAS9 AL ACATIONRENALS-(4)7S06


Realty raves
Wedebrock Real Estate Company announces
its top producers for the month of November. The
top listing agents are Lynda Melnick, Longboat
Key office; Cindy Grazar, Avenue of the Flowers;
Rebecca Smith and Elfi Starrett, Holmes Beach;
Wolfgang Dudda, Cortez Road; and Jim Foster,
Commercial Division.
Top selling agents are Mike Migone, Longboat
Key office; Cindy Grazar, Avenue of the Flowers;
Rebecca Smith and Elfie Starrett, Holmes Beach;
Robert St. Jean, Cortez Road; and Jim. Foster and
Herb Bregg, Commercial Division.



AMANDA, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 9-B

For now, Granstad will concentrate on finishing her
already memorable senior year at Manatee High School.
When asked about her individual goals for the
track season, Granstad replied, "We have a young
team, but I think we can make districts and I just want
to continue to improve on my individual times, rather
than focus on individual awards."
She then went on to commend other Islanders on
the team, as well as former teammate Monica Johnson,
who got her into cross country.
Johnson, according to Granstad, "is the person who
I run with the most and is the person who pushes me
to continually strive to improve my times."
Granstad's Island cross-country teammates include
Nicole and Rachelle Brockway, Katey McDonald, Sky
Beard and Travis Rice.


"WALK WITH ME..."
To select your island
property. When buying
or selling...
1 can make your island
dreams come true.
ED OLIVEIRA

l, WAGNE REALTY
Sales & Rentals Since 1939
2217 Gulf Drive North
Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
778-2246 Office
J' & 778-1751 Evenings





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breakfast bar, skylights, ceiling fans, circular driveway, easy
care pebbled landscaping, fabulous elevated master suite
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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.

PECAN SALE MAMMOTH HALVES, new crop.
Holiday bags. $7.50 lb. 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!




FINAL

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A Paradise Rental Management
has out kicked all area rental teams! Call for results.
COMPARE:
Hours of Telephone Coverage
Amount of Advertising and Promotions
International Contacts
Occupancy Rate
Total Rental Income Per Property
To Claim Reward (or for company details) contact:
A Paradise Rental Management Inc.
1-800-237-2252 or 778-4800
5201 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach



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TWO KID'S BIKES. Girl's 20-inch wheel, boy's 16-
inch wheel. Both in good shape. $50 for the pair, or
$30 each. Call 778-7720.

FOUR FOOT ROLL-TOP desk, $200. Headboard,
dresser, end table, wood/wicker style, $200. Gold
velour recliner, $125. Good condition. 778-1264.

SLEEPER SOFA light print, $199. Dinette set with
hutch, French Provincial, $399. Wooden student
desk and chair, $75. 383-9775.

COMPUTER DESKS, wood and metal, starting at
$75. Sleeper sofa, light print, $199. 383-9775.

ANDERSEN WINDOW double-hung 2, 2-ft by 4-ft
mulled, $600 new, now $300. Dehumidifier, $75.
Phone 778-8412.


Now on the Island

NationsBanc Mortgage now
provides you a mortgage loan
specialist right here on the
Island! Let Pat assist you in
getting the home loan best suited
to your needs. Application is
easy and convenient.


Pat Shahinian
941-778-5224
699 Manatee Avenue
Holmes Beach

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ROSER THRIFT SHOP open Tuesdays, Thursdays,
9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Donations only Wednesdays 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Al-
ways clearance sales. 113 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria.

LORD'S WAREHOUSE Thrift Shop. Open Monday,
Wednesday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fall fash-
ion Savings! 6140 Gulf of Mexico Drive. 383-4738.

SALE Saturday, Dec. 12 and Sunday, Dec. 13, 7:30 a.m.
to ? Clothes, collectibles, books, linens, kitchen stuff. 886
North Shore Drive, south of Rod and Reel Pier.

HUGE SALE Saturday, Dec. 12, 9 a.m. to ? Furni-
ture, collectibles, glassware, china, pottery, knick-
knacks. 2500 Gulf Drive.



DICK MAHER
AND
DAVE JONES
ISLAND SPECIALISTS IN'
778-4800
1-800-237-2252

q Simplify Your Search!
201GulfrveHolmesBeachFL3421 Call anytime for a consultation.


ANNA MARIA


SuinCoast
REAL ESTATE, INC.







Mary Ann Schmidt Helen White
Eves. 778-4931 Eves. 778-6956
SUNBOW BAY
2BR/2BA Turnkey furnished condo. Very close to beach,
shopping, doctors and restaurants. Tennis, heated pool, el-
evator. 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.
ISLAND TOWNHOUSE
2BR/2.5BA townhouse, hardwood floors, fenced yard,
large screened porch, two-car garage, short walk to
beach. Residential area. $169,900.
KEY ROYALE WATERFRONT
3BR/2BA home across from Key Royale Golf Course.
Prime residential area. Private dock on deep water canal
with direct access to Intracoastal Waterway. $289,900.
SPECTACULAR WATERFRONT
3BR/2.5BA home across from golf course on deep-water
canal. Vaulted great room, gallery wall. Dock accommo-
dates 50-foot yacht. Pool and heated spa. $699,000.
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.


Julie Gilstrap
LTG, GRI
Property Manager


SUNCOAST RENTALS
ANNUAL
3012 Gulf Drive 1BR/1BA $500
2303 Ave. C 2BR/I BA Duplex
Washer/Dryer $725
SEASONAL 2 BR/2BA Condos
Runaway Bay, Anna Maria Island Club
Bridgeport & Northbcach Village
$700 week/$1,500 month
779-0202
1(800)732-6434
ANNA MARIA
SLoast

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REAL ESTATE, INC.
Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217


E mail: smithami@gate.net
Web site: www.gate.net/~smithami


WALK TO BEACH. 2BR/2BA home with airy, bright
rooms, one car garage plus one car carport, fenced
outdoor shower and extra storage. A yard full of
tropical landscaping including five citrus trees.
$189,500. Dial the Duncan's! Judy 778-1589 or Darcie
779-2290 eves.


CANALFRONT HOME Lovely 4BR/3BA home,
large yard with room for a pool, dock with electric
and water. Now $255,000. Dial the Duncans! Judy
778-1589 or Darcie 779-2290 eves.
CONDOS OFF ISLAND
WILD OAK BAY 3BR/2BA spacious first floor
condo with view of lake from the lanai, and steps
from the pool. turnkey furnishings negotiable.
Reduced to $118,900. Call Zee Catanese
794-8991 eves.

SECLUDED YET CONVENIENT. This third floor
condo in an elevator building is close to hospital,
doctors, and transportation. Overlooks pool.
$55,900. Call Marion Ragni 761-1415 eves.

* REALTORS
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
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GARAGEALESConinud TANSPORTATIN otiueEL ANTDCntne


ESTATE SALE Saturday, Dec. 12 and Sunday Dec.
13, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 638 Dundee Lane, Holmes
Beach.

YARD SALE Saturday, Dec. 12, 8 a.m. to noon. Fish-
ing equipment, tools, fabrics, dining set, aquarium,
much more. 2713 Avenue C. No early birds.



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

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

CORTEZ LADY Join us on our ship for the following
light parades: December 12, 1998, Sarasota Light
Parade. December 14, 1998, Treasure Island Light
Parade. Also cruises to Egmont Key. The seashell
season is here! 761-9777.



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.

FREE MIXED TERRIER puppy, 8 months old,
needs kids and a place to run. Very sweet but
active, 779-2259.



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. $3,100. 778-4941.


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

1993 CHEVROLET CAMARO. All the toys. Must sell!
Make offer. 779-2815 home, 383-2105 work.



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 modern, full-service marina.
778-2255.

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

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.



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
associates. 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.

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.

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

TRADEWINDS RESORT now accepting applications
for housekeepers and office help. Full and part-time.
Please apply at 1603 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach.
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. only.

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

HELP WANTED Licensed Real Estate sales person.
Busy island office with small staff and lots of walk-in
business. Must have sales experience on the island.
Call Mike Norman Realty, 778-6696.

HOSTESS WANTED Full-time and part-time. Rod
and Reel Pier, 778-1885.

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to
meet interesting people from around the world? Are
you interested in learning the history of Anna Maria
Island? Get involved with the Anna Maria Island
Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE
NEED YOU! Call 778-0492.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial
Library. Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or
778-6247.


call us 1st



Visit us at our web site http:. www.islandreal.com


ISLAND INVESTMENT TRIPLEX! Out-
standing opportunity in excellent condition
inside and out! Two 2BR/1B units and an
efficiency apartment. Ideal for annual or
seasonal rentals. $219,000.


RARE GULFFRONT DUPLEX! Side by side "Old
Florida" gulffront duplex directly on the beach. Each
unit 2BR/1.5BA with gorgeous open water views,
sunsets galore and excellent history! You can't get
closer to the Gulf without getting wet! $569,000.


DRAMATIC SUNSETS and shimmering
water! Gorgeous end unit in Smugglers Landing
on the Cortez peninsula. Open, airy floor plan
and 40ft deep canal boat slips with easy access to
intracoastal and gulf waters. $239,900.


SHELL POINT turnkey furnished condo
with carport and large storage room. Unit
overlooks the pool area from the screened
porch on the ground level. $129,000.


GULF VIEW 6 plex great investment with good
current rental income. Beautifully landscaped yard
with room for a pool. 1 and 2 bedrooms units, all
turnkey furnished and fully equipped. $640,000.


SPACIOUS, beautifully maintained single owner
duplex in pristine condition. 2BR/2BA and 1BR/
1BA, dose to beach. Ideal owner occupied rental
or investment property. $229,900


NORTH END of Anna Maria Island stilt SECLUDED ISLAND ELEGANCE! Enjoy fabu-
house nestled in the tree tops. Shaded cul- lous open water views of the intracoastal waterway,
de-sac quiet street. New roof 8/98 great an open floor plan, 3 bedroom suites, 2 of which
value! $199,900 have open water views. Fireplace, pool, dock, many
fruit trees and exterior garden lights. $429,750.


BUILD IN WEST BRADENTON! Won-
derfully priced 70x120 residential lot with
private lake view. Minutes to schools, shop-
ping and gulf beaches! $34,500.










WATERFRONT LIVING in this redone and
expanded canalfornt home in Key Royale
with open floor plan. large rooms, pool and
dock. $339,900.


DIRECT GULFFRONT home with miles of
wide walking beach and endless open water
views. Turnkey furnished 2BR/2BA home has
porch area and outdoor shower. $527,500


OPEN WATER VILLA with dock. Rare
Seaside Gardens with open water views.
2BR/2BA with two car carport. Watch the
dolphins play from your backyard as you
enjoy the island breeze. $134,900


601 MainaDriv, .HlmesBeah 94-77-606 e-800865080








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______SERVICES i_______SERVICES_____Continued____ LAWN ADIGRDE


MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, mulching,
trimming, clean-up, edgings. 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.

AUTO DETAILING at your home or office, at your
convenience. Complete detailing includes wash,
wax, shampoo, engine and undercarriage cleaning,
leather & vinyl conditioned, tires and trim dressed
and more. Protect your investment. Call Damon at
320-5662.

THE HONEY DO MAN Handyman. Odd Jobs, small
jobs, repairs. Licensed, insured. Free estimates 778-
5003 or 726-1067.

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

LEARNING ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM develop-
ing the mental skills vital for fast and efficient learn-
ing. 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.


I'VE GOT RHYTHM, I've got music and I want to
share it with you! Ballroom dancing. Private
instruction. Robin Rhodes 778-0465.

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

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 clean and very organized,
call Ava, 778-0403.

ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING removes unsightly
black mildew, salt and dirt from house exterior and
windows, roofs, gutters, driveways and decks. Call
778-0944.

DOMESTIC AFFAIRS thorough house cleaning.
Neurotic attention to detail. Errands, ironing, and
more. Jony, 798-3139.

INTERNATIONAL BILLBOARD for your business on
Anna Maria Island's main network website. Prices
start at only $300 per year. 730-1608, 778-0649.
www.annamaria.net, webmaster@annamaria.net.


ISLAND CLASSIFIEDS www.annamaria.net/Classifieds.
For more information, or to place an ad, contact us at
730-1608, 778-0649, webmaster@annamaria.net.


COMPUTER REPAIR AND SUPPORT to your home
or office. 730-1608, 778-0649, www.annamaria.net/
tools, webmaster@annamaria.net.

SPARKLING CLEAN SERVICES Licensed, Bonded.
Residential, commercial, homes, condominiums,
rentals. Move in/Move out. Windows. Call for
estimate, Beverly 778-1945.


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 Resi-
dential/commercial, full-service maintenance, land-
scaping 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.

GARDEN DESIGN. Container gardening and
accessorizing, furniture restoration and refinishing,
interior and exterior repainting. Call Richard or Lisa
778-7592.



EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN GARDEN
CENTRE It's time to plant and fertilize your yard. Call
now for a free professional landscaping estimate.
Choose from our huge selection of citrus and palm
trees, annuals, and shrubs. 5704 Marina Dr. Holmes
Beach 778-4441 We have adopted the E. Bay and
Manatee traffic triangle, watch us beautify the island.



CODY'S CARPET & upholstery cleaning. Dry foam
shampoo and steam cleaned. Living room/dining
room $34.95. Free deodorizing. 794-1278.



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


413 POINSETTIA, ANNA MARIA CANALFRONT
2BR/2BA. 2.5-car garage. Dock. Split bedroom
design. Terrazzo floors. Fenced backyard with
room for pool. Lot is 75X114. Asking $220,000.

Doug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, Fl 34216
Phone & Fax: (941)778-1222
E-Mail: dougdowling@earthlink.net
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SPACIOUS DUPLEX!
This large duplex in the heart of Holmes Beach is just a
short walk to the beach and perfect for owner occupancy.
Located on an extra large lot (106 x 150) this duplex has
loads of potential. Priced to allow for some minor updat-
ing, this one won't last. Just listed at $204,000
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 Drive P 0 Box 717 Anna Maria, FL 34216
(941) 778-2307
Toll Free 800 306-9666
Fax # 778-7035


COME RELAX AND ENJOY your own beach getaway.
Townhouse with three balconies, partial gulf view and steps to the
beach. Comfortably fumished. Great rental potential. $119,500. Bob
Bumett, 387-0048 or Judy Nimz, 922-1015. C31177


LONGBOAT KEY VILLAGE ranch home. The perfect beach
neighborhood. Walk to the beach or launch your boat at
nearby community dock. Enjoy some of old Florida. $204,900.
Bob Burnett, 387-0048. R31277
WATERFRONT LOTS
TIDY ISLAND. Waterfront, spectacular view MORE THAN 6.5
of Sarasota Bay and skyline. Gated commu- Perfect for your (
nity, very private, acres of nature preserve. 3 Dave Barker, 79:
or 4/BR with extras galore. New price,
$262,000. Janet Bellingar-Orr, 747-4543 or
Kathleen Slayter, 792-8826. C31584
BEAUTIFUL light/open home on sailboat
water with lifts and davits. Heated pool,
remodeled kitchen, open brick patio. Immacu-
late. $305,000. Sandy Drapala, 794-3354 or
Kathy Marcinko, 792-9122. R33408 Available p
WATERFRONT RESIDENCE in gated com- week or by
munityon 1+/- acre. 3BR/3B, art studio or 4th Anna Maria
bedroom. Large open kitchen, family room, Call one o
sun room. Screened lanai, oversized resort
3-car garage, workshop area. Reduced. (941 1-
$525,000. Don Lewis, 746-3200. R29620 (941) 951-666


CHARMING BAY PALMS HOME. Freshly painted. Deeded
boat slip. Excellent rental property. $169,000. Bob Burnett,
387-0048. R30602


CASTNETTER APARTMENTS directly across from Public
Beach. Consists of 4 buildings, NW building offers owner's unit,
rental unit and office and 2-car garage. All other buildings offer
2 units. $1,500,000. Don Lewis, 746-3200. CM31317


ACREAGE
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dream home. $168,000.
2-8932. L26570





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IMMACULATE HOME. 2BR/2B, large
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Beautiful fenced yard with lots of trees;
pecan, mango, orange. $90,000. Janet
Bellingar, 747-4543 or Kathleen Slayter,
792-8826. R29489
IDEAL family home. 4BR/2B, split plan
home with eat-in kitchen. Large fenced
yard with fruit trees. $93,900. Colette
Gerrish 794-1024. R32887
THOUSAND OAKS. 3BR/2B home on
1 +/- acre in quaint East county subdivi-
sion. Woodburing fireplace, separate liv-
ing, dining and family areas. Large master
suite, French doors to lanai and room for
a pool. $139,900. Sara LaPlante, 748-
4389 or 752-0101. R33587


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Building Restoration Water Damage
Interior/Exterior
25 Yrs Experience Island References 727-7247


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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.

ALUMINUMNINYL CONSTRUCTION, new installa-
tion/repairs, Soffits/Fascias, screen enclosures.
Insured, references. Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts
778-0029.

INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free
estimates. 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.

CARL V. JOHNSON, JR. Building Contractor. New
homes, renovations, additions. Free estimates and
design service. Quality workmanship. Lic#RR0066450.
Call 795-1947.

ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodeling,
repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens, baths. Free
estimates. Uc#RC0045125, #RG0058589, #PE0020374.
Insured. Call 704-5541 cell, 778-2245 office.


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,
annual 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.

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.

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.


ANNUALS: 2BR/1 BA 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.

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.

ANNA MARIA Gulffront apartments available for
season. Choice location, 2 and 3BR, fully loaded,
porch, patio, sun deck. No pets. 778-3143.

ANNUAL 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.

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

HOLMES B ACH 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.


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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.

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.

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.

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.

SEASONAL OR SHORT term rental. 2BR/2BA,
ground level, garage, laundry, walk to beach, quiet
neighborhood, $1,800 per month. Holmes Beach.
778-1589.

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

ANNUALS 2BR/1BA DUPLEX, Holmes Beach.
Steps to beach, $630 per month plus utilities. 778-
2658 or 746-9760.

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

HOLMES BEACH SEASONAL rentals, 1 BR and 2BR
apartments. Heated pool, stone's throw to beautiful
Gulf beach. 778-4368.
VACATION RENTAL Longboat Key Village. 2BR/
1 BA duplex available for Christmas. 383-4707.

GREAT GULF VIEWS upstairs 2BR/1BA, screened
porch, washer/dryer. Seasonal, $1,600 per month.
100-ft to Gulf waters. 778-6050 or 941-324-7046.

STORAGE RENTAL 10-ft x 20-ft. $95 per month.
Convenient 24-hr access. Cortez Village Square,
6620 Cortez Road W. 795-4760.

ANNUAL 1BR FURNISHED duplex at 5625 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach. $650 per month plus $300
security includes water and garbage fees. 778-5114.

NEW 3BR/2.5BA beach house. Gulf view, very nice,
completely furnished, due to late cancellation. Avail-
able Dec. 20 through April 1, $3,500 per month. No
.smoking, no pets. 778-5591.


START THE NEW YEAR at Pebble Springs Plaza!
Prime retail location on Manatee Avenue. Excellent
visibility and access. Retail: 1,750-sf. to 3,500-sf.
Cafe space: 2,450-sf. beer/wine. 888-230-2700.

HOLMES BEACH SEASONAL beachfront 2BR/1 BA,
furnished. December through April, $1,200 per
month. 813-962-7761 or 813-264-0639.

FOR RENT LARGE 2BR apartment overlooking
water, everything included, next to City Pier. Decem-
ber and January, $950 per month. 778-9188.

HIDEAWAY COVE PANORAMIC bayview. Seasonal,
fully furnished, 2BR. First floor, nice, quiet, steps to
beach, restaurants, etc. Available January only. Prefer
retired couple. No smoking or pets. 778-7107.

FOR RENT SEASONAL 2BR/2BA updated house.
New kitchen and bath with dock, $2,000. 795-0413.

NICE 2BR/2BA apartment, carport, central air,
washer/dryer hookup, dishwasher, single or couple.
No pets, $750 includes water. 778-1259.

NEAR BEACH 2BR/2BA townhouse. New carpet,
washer/dryer hookup, carport. Single or couple. No
pets. $700 per month, first and security. 941-776-2083.

CHARMING GULFVIEW 1BR/1BA, completely re-
modeled, sun deck, across from beach. $1,700 per
month, January through April, 761-9259.

SEASONAL RENTAL 1 BR/2BA apartment near beach
on Anna Maria Island. New kitchen, cable tv, micro-
wave, etc. $1,495 per month, plus tax. Available through
April, 1999. Pets welcome. Information 778-1098.


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.

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.


Yvonne Higgins REALTOR
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Internet? @Ease With PCs" can help. Instruction,
problem resolution, upgrades. Most work done on
your premises. Most major packages.
Sorry, no Macs. Call Keith Allen 792-8718.


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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, re-
model almost complete. Easy walk to beach or bay
from 416 4th Street, Sandpiper, $19,900. 1-800-977-
0803 or 778-4523.

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

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

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

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.

NORTH END CANALFRONT 2BR/Loft/2BA custom
built Key West style home with Lake La Vista pan-
orama. Easy stroll to Gulf and bay. $339,000. John
Michaels, Gulf-Bay Realty, 779-1101.



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Estate And
Household
Sales

Antique And
Personal
Property
Appraisals

Consultations

My 20 years of appraising and 25 years of
sales means I can offer you a qualified service
to help in the disposition of your fine antiques,
art, and household furnishings. I will be happy
to send you a resume and references.
a (941) 746-2100
Member of Appraisers Association of America


KEY ROYALE AIRY 3BR/2BA, two-car garage, new
carpet, updated kitchen and baths, caged pool, deep
water canal, 40-ft. dock, davits, utility room, washer,
dryer, and major appliances. Offered at $289,000. By
Owner. Appointments, 778-7088.

GULFVIEW HOME FOR SALE by owner! Very large,
very open, 2BR/2BA home plus den and fireplace.
Newly tiled floors, new bathrooms, above ground pool,
large storage shed, automatic garage. All on beautiful
grounds. Zoned duplex just short of double lot. You can
steal this beauty for $350,000. Call 778-1747.

FOR SALE home with caged pool. 3BR/2BA plus
den, lanai, large living and dining rooms, kitchen, and
fruit trees. Point West near Blake Hospital, ten min-
utes from island. $129,900. 795-5383.

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

CHARMING AND UNIQUE 3BR/2BA Longboat Key
home on deep water canal. Sold as-is for $239,000,
firm. Best deal on Key. 761-9259.

KEY ROYALE BEAUTIFUL 100-ft. water frontage,
1,744-sq. ft., 3BR/2BA, 2/1 car garage, screened in
pool, 75-ft. deep water dock. $350,000, by owner. Open
house, Sunday, Dec. 13,12 noon to 3 p.m. 778-2855.


Fantastic Gulf views from this two-story, second-floor
apartment! Located 100 ft. to "natural beach" in quaint
Anna Maria City. Offering second unit for rental income
while you enjoy your vacation on the Island! Both units
furnished and total price is only $419,500!


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located next to Chez Andre in the Island Shopping
Center. More information: 778-7978.

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ANNA MARIA GULFFRONT Outstanding
views from this two-story masonry duplex offer-
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Possible to convert to single family. Offered at
$497,500. David Moynihan 778-2246, Eves.
778-7976. D28156
PERICO ISLAND PATIO HOME 2,320
square foot floor plan. 3BR/3BA spacious
area with loft. Private serene setting
surrounding in-ground heated pool on
extra large lot. $255,200. Michael Advo-
cate 778-2246, Eves. 778-0608. #30186
GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD 2BR/2BA
home one block to gulf and beaches. Large
1398 sq. ft. ground level. Recently painted
inside and out. Big steel shed in rear yard
with work bench and ample room for
storage. $173,600. Call Michael Advocate
778-2246, Eves 778-0608. #333567


PLAYA ENCANTADA Turnkey furnished
2BR/2BA corner unit located tennis court
side in first class Gulffront complex.
$159,500. Dave Moynihan 778-2246, Eves
778-7976. #33933

CUSTOM BUILT 3BR/2BA residence
with greatroom design. Vaulted ceilings,
large porches and lovely view of bay.
Short walk to Gulf beaches. $229,500.
#30851. Call Dave Moynihan 778-2246,
Eves. 778-7976.
SERENE SETTING 2BR/2BA great rental
or vacation home located on quiet dead
end street. Move in condition with handi-
capped access and new A/C. Has spa on
rear deck. Only two blocks to beach. A
must see. $149,900. Call Ed Oliveira 778-
2246, Eves. 778-1751. #31213.


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Two bedroom decorated in a bright beach motif.
Screened lanai overlooks a tropical paradise rear
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* 2BR/2.5BA unit, unfurnished, with paved drive
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2BR/2BA home with spacious
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caged pool and lovely rear yard
complete with custom brick
BBQ and smoker. On deep
water canal with dock and
davits, this home is perfect as
it is but the large lot offers ample room for house extension. $237,000.

A DIRECT BAYFRONT lot with three charming cottages. On Anna
Maria Sound with fantastic views of Sarasota Bay and skyline
beyond. Great investment of future home site. $215,000.

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lent value in a prime waterfront home. Nice turn-
key furniture package, nice lot with room for
expansion. Boat dock, wood sun deck. $199,900.
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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.


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.


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BEST BUY ON ISLAND DIRECT Gulffront
top-corner end unit. 2BR/2BA, carpet, tile, pool,
screened balcony, turnkey furnished. Steps to
bay, shopping and restaurants. Has great
weekly rental history. $239,000. Lynn Hostetler
778-4800.


IT'S A STEAL 2BR/2BA furnished canal home for
only $159,900. I must be dreaming. Possible owner
financing. Ken Rickett 778-3026. MLS 32379.


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.











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.


KEY ROYALE HOME 3BR/2.5BA canal home
across from the golf course. Wide, deep canal
with boat lift and dock. Sailboat water to Tampa
Bay. Tropical yard with various citrus and fruit
trees. Two-zone A/C plus many upgrades.
$273,500. Call Dick Maher or Dave Jones
778-4800. MLS 30729.


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floor end unit. 23R/i22BA with boat dock and
covered parking. Anna Maria's finest complex
with 26 acres of tropical splendor. Heated pools
.. and tennis courts. ,156,000. Dick Maher or Dave
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BY MARJORIE RICHTER / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ 19 I 20 I21 .22 I


ACROSS
I You can get a
grip on it
5 Thunder sound
9 Jitterbug, e.g.
15 Uttered with
contempt
19 Filmmaker
Wertmuller
20 Mediterranean
city known
anciently as
Ptolemais
21 Joe Orton play
"Entertaining
Mr.-"
22 Ready, to
Shakespeare
23 Medical suffix
24 Feature of some
skirts
25 Memoirs of a
psychology lab
maze builder?
27 Libido
28 Implied
30 Famed aviator
31 Book about gold
medalists who
dump their
spouses?
36 Imitative
behavior
37 Quirk
38 Author of "The
Female Eunuch"
39 It gave out nos.
40 Television plugs
43 Tale of a
frightening
encounter with a
lion?


51 Testifiers
53 Take in
54 Light-feather
filler?
55 Waugh or
Guinness
56 Indigo-yielding
shrubs
60 Like most fine
wines
63 Perennial
trouble spot
66 Running a few
minutes behind
69 Makeup items
70 Study on
anthropoid
regimentation?
73 Literally, "way
of the gods"
76 "Don't -
anything!"
77 Twin sister of
Apollo
81 Tapioca sources
83 Yellowish brown
85 Individual
86 The Braves:
Abbr.
87 Tropical Asian
.palm
90 Seven-time
Orange Bowl
champs
93 Story of a Fed.
narcotics
inspectors' raid
on a sauna?
99 Neighbor of Isr.
100 Takes too much
101 When repeated,
a 1963 hit
102 Morse code click
104 Mirror-
107 Confessions of a
drag queen?
113 Prying


116 Muscat resident
117 Bird shelter
118 Basic training
manual for
Marines?
122 Have-- for
123 Burden
124 Smell--
125 Least wild
126 "Soap" family
name
127 Portend
128 Bill's opponents
129 Compact
130 Cartoonist
Drake
131 Harness-racing
legend -
Hanover
DOWN
I Kind of light
2 Rocket fuel
ingredient, for
short
3 Florentine:
spinach::
lyonnaise :-
4 Multicolored
dog
5 Bit of this and
that
6 Razzle-dazzle
7 "If I Were-
Man"
8 "This isn't worth
arguing about!"
9 Brit. award
10 Politician
Landon
11 Jean Paul, e.g.
12 Kind of terrier
13 Noun-making
suffix
14 Collegein
Portland, Ore.
15 Gap between
neurons


16 Military
chaplain
17 Tanks and such
18 Wee
26 Disconcert
29 Drive--
32 It's good to have
these about you
33 Fabric name
suffix
34 Bonds
35 Big oil supplier
39 First-rate
40 One of TV's
Cartwrights
41 Place for a hero
42 Flew
44 A Muse
45 Bank acct.
datum
46 Kind of chip
47 Rap's Dr.
48 Meter reading
49 Junkie
50 Physics units
52 Vast amounts
57 Breeds, so to
speak
58 Parts of a code
59 Solidly built
61 Fluff
62 Activist Davis
64 Records
65 Neighbors of
Ukrainians
67 Soprano in
"Louise"
68 Misrepresent
71 Like warehouse
goods
72 Like a child's
drawing of the
sun
73 "Get out!"
74 "Hell -- no
fury .."


75 Welcome sight 88 Waveless 98 Stay-at-homes 108 Bother
after 89 In good time 103 Holder of the 109 Santa-
shipwreck 91 Sheets and highest career 110 Ten or I
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way
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Mars..."
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invitations 104
95 Gland: Prefix 105
96 Batman and
Robin, e.g. 106
97 Anti-Nazi leader 107
of W.W. II


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myth
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119 Mens-
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