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FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE DECEMBER 16, 1998


Commissioners open to public beach traffic fix


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach city commissioners say they are
ready to study all options in order to solve traffic prob-
lems at Manatee County Public Beach.
Options for the intersection of Manatee Avenue
and Gulf Drive include installing a traffic light, a
roundabout or leaving it pretty much as is but increas-
ing it to a three-way stop. Commissioners said they will
seek recommendations from Manatee County's engi-
neering department.


The issue surfaced recently when commissioners
learned the traffic light is in the Florida Department of
Transportation's five-year work plan and is slated to be
installed next year.
"I want to be very clear that I never asked for a traf-
fic signal or a roundabout to be placed at the intersec-
tion," Holmes Beach Police Chief Jay Romine stressed.
"I said we have a problem that we need to address and
we need to look at our options. I sent a letter to the
FDOT and asked them to do a traffic study."
Romine said the first study done off-season


showed that the intersection did not meet the criteria for
a traffic light. However, a subsequent study done dur-
ing season showed the intersection did meet the crite-
ria. The studies were done in 1997.
"At that time DOT said a traffic light would cost
about $100,000 and if the city wanted to pay for it, they
would install it," Romine continued. "If the city wanted
the DOT to pay for it, they said we would have to wait
five to seven years."
PLEASE SEE BEACH TRAFFIC, PAGE 5


What to do

with land?
By Pat Copeland r Z
Islander Reporter r /I
Holmes Beach city commissionersJ 1:
say they won't make any decisions on the *--.*. '-
fate of the present city hall and police de- '
apartment sites until they hear ideas from /! ff d
the city's beautification group.
Members of the Parks and Beautifi-
cation Advisory Board recently asked f
commissioners to defer decisions on the
area's use until they make recommenda- J I
tions. Last month, commissioners voted
to have the two structures demolished
after the new city hall is completed.
"Last year's commission approved
a plan that included a basketball court.
between city hall and the police depart- ["a
ment," said Commissioner Roger Lutz,. .
the commission's liaison to the board.
"Then they decided to put in the road i
and demolish the buildings. I think
that's a substantial change and we
should study the whole parcel to make
recommendations."
Lutz said a pavilion has been sug- .
tested for the area but the beautification .' -
committee has not discussed it yet. He
said city hall architect Pat Fletcher sug-
gested that the city start by grading the
area and planting shade trees.
The board elected Jim Gloth as its
new chairman. The board's former
chairman, Sheila Hurst, resigned be-
cause she is moving out of town.
"What does the city want this board
to do?" Gloth asked Lutz. Governor on Island in 1993
"We should be thinking of ways to
improve the appearance and beautify the Gov. Lawton Chiles came to the Anna Maria Eleme
city," Lutz replied. "I would view that as visit granddaughter Ashley, daughter of Ed Chiles.
city," Lutz replied. "I would view that as lovernor stopped
looking into getting grants for projects, little Islander said at the time. The governor stopped
supporting community efforts such as classroom, meet the teachers and then shared afet
Adopt-a-Traffic Island and looking at Chiles' stop at the school did not surprise those wh
ways to get private homeowners to im- his .. c 'nI' t interest and concern with education
prove their properties." Chiles died Saturday at the age of 68.


Time ticking away for


Anna Maria candidates


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
If you have ideas on how to make your community
a better place to live, here's your chance to become a
public servant.
Only six days remain for residents of Anna Maria
to qualify for two commission seats. The qualifying
period will continue through this week through noon
Tuesday, Dec. 22.
Incumbent Commissioners Doug Wolfe and
George McKay say they will seek reelection.
Jason Cimino has qualified to be on the ballot. He
has completed the necessary paperwork and is ready to


'ntary School in 1993 to
'This is my grandpa, the
ed by to see Ashley's
v minutes with school staff.
o knew him and knew of
and Florida's children.


begin campaigning.
Cimino is 29 years old and has been a resident for
one year. He has lived and worked in the city the past
10 years, on and off, and says he has decided to stay.
Cimino said running for office is something he always
want to do "to help out the little guy."
Qualified candidates for either seat will run in the
nonpartisan municipal election to be held Feb. 9, 1999.
The new term will begin Tuesday, Feb. 16.
The term for each seat is two years. Each candidate
must be a citizen of the U.S., a registered voter and a

PLEASE SEE ELECTION, PAGE 3


'He-coon


walks in


heaven'

Gov. Lawton Chiles, whose folksy
wit and sharp intellect served him and the
people of Florida for more than 40 years,
died Saturday barely three weeks from
stepping down from the highest position in
the state. He was 68.
Chiles died in the Governor's Man-
sion in Tallahassee after having heart
problems. Medical experts said his death
was instantaneous.
The soft-spoken Chiles was an Is-
lander for many years, owning a home and
later a condominium in Holmes Beach and
having a financial interest in the Sandbar
and Beach House restaurants on the Is-
land. His son. Ed, operates the businesses.
Chiles' tenure in the world of politics
began in 1958 with his election to the
Florida House of Representatives, beating
a 10-year incumbent. It was his first politi-
cal victory and would not be his last: in
fact, Chiles never lost an election to pub-
lic office. Eight years later he was elected
to the Florida Senate.
Then, in 1970, Chiles defeated former
Florida Gov. Farris Bryant in a Demo-
cratic primary bid for the U.S. Senate. He
did it the hard way starting in the Pan-
handle, Chiles walked 1,003 miles, the
length of the state, as a way to meet the
people. "Walkin' Lawton" then defeated
Republican U.S. Rep. Bill Cramer and
began his 18-year tenure in Washington.
He left the nation's capital in 1987 and
took three years off from public service.
But in 1990, Chiles ran and won against
Republican incumbent Gov. Bob
Martinez, and bested Republican Jeb Bush
in 1994 in the closest gubernatorial cam-
PLEASE SEE CHILES, PAGE 2


SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
O pinions ............................. .................... 6
Those Were the Days .................................... 7
Announcements ................................ 10
Holiday gift guide ........................................ 17
Holiday happenings ............................... ... 18
Stir-it-up .................. ..... ................. 21
S school ........................................ ............ 22
Streetlife ...................................... ............... 24
Sandscript ........................... ............ 26
Anna Maria Island Tides .......................... ... 27
Crossword puzzle ........................ ........... 36


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THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND






IIG PAGE 2 U DECEMBER 16, 1998 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
CHILES, FROM PAGE 1
paign in the state's history.
It was in a pivotal live televised debate that year that
"Walkin' Lawton" stunned Bush and much of Florida r
- with a line from the past that paved the way for his
future re-election: "The old he-coon walks just before the
light of day."
The apparent non-sequitur threw Bush off his pace
and catapulted Chiles onto the front page of papers
throughout the state, as well as back into the Governor's
Mansion for his final four years in office.
In 1995, Chiles won what is probably his greatest
victory. As Governor, he filed suit against the tobacco
industry on grounds they should pay for public medical
costs for people who smoke and the state won an $11.3
billion settlement from "Big Tobacco."
Chiles had 24 days left in office before handing the
reins of state leadership to Jeb Bush when he was stricken
Saturday. It was rumored that Chiles would take a seat in
the diplomatic corps in Central America upon his retire-
ment from Florida office.
Ironically, Lt. Gov. Buddy MacKay who was
bested by Bush in this year's race for the governor's seat
took office as Florida's 42nd governor. He will serve
until Bush is sworn into office in January.
Chiles is survived by his wife of 48 years, Rhea; sons
Ed of Holmes Beach and Bud of New York; and daugh-
ters Tandy Chiles Barrett of Winter Park and Rhea Gay-
Chiles McKinnon of Tampa.
On Tuesday morning, a funeral cortege took Chiles
through part of the state he loved on a final trip, traveling .
from Century site of the beginning of his landmark
walk years ago to Tallahassee. Funeral services are
Wednesday.
The Chiles family requests donations be made to the
Lawton and Rhea Chiles Center for Healthy Mothers and
Babies. Mail checks to the Lawton and Rhea Chiles


'Florida's Finest'
Opposite the Governor's
mansion is this life-size
sculpture depicting five
children and a dog
frolicking on a river log.
It was sculpted by W.
Stanley Proctor. Commis-
sioned by the Governor's
Mansion Foundation, the
sculpture is titled
"Florida's Finest" and
was dedicated in April
1998 in to commemorate
the legacy of Governor
Lawton Chiles and his
commitment to children.


Walkin' Lawton's boots, worn during his 1,003 mile trek
across Florida seeking election to the U.S. Senate in 1970,
rest in a position of prominence in the Governor's official
office in the new capital building in Tallahassee. Holmes
Beach residents Chuck and Joey Lester were guests of
Governor Lawton and Rhea Chiles and Ed Chiles last spring
fo a tour of the Governor's office and mansion. i.

Center,USF College of Public Health, 13201 Bruce B.
Downs Blvd., MDC 56, Tampa, FL 33612-3805.
Locally, the City of Bradenton Beach has contributed
$100 to the Tingley Memorial Library to inaugurate the
Lawton Chiles Children & Youth Education Fund for
children's educational materials. Checks for the fund may
be sent to the Tingley Memorial Libraryy, 111 Second St.,


Governor Lawton Chiles presented Anna Maria resident
Ellen Marshall with his highest personal award "in recog/li-.
tion and celebration of the difference you have made in the
quality of life in your community. The limnited-edition print .
of "Heartland, by Chiles' wife Rhea, recognized her
service to the community' ld to children, in 1996.
Bradenton Beach, FL 34217.
The Islander Bystander has initiated a fund in honor
of Chiles to the Anna Maria Island Community Center
Endowment Trust and will provide a plaque at the Cen-
ter to honor the late-governor's commitment to young
Islanders. Contributions may be made to Chiles Endow-
ment Trust, P.O. Box 253, Anna Maria, FL 34216.


$40,000 Matching-Fund Challenge


EVERY


CENT


COUNTS!


Holmes Beach residents Charles and JoAnn Lester and an estate gift will
provide up to $40,000 in matching funds for contributions made up until
Dec. 31, 1998, to the Anna Maria Island Community Center Endowment Trust.
And your contribution is tax deductible.

The Endowment Trust was established in 1994 to ensure stable funding for the Anna Maria Island Community
Center. Gifts to the Trust are held under perpetual trust, which prohibits the expenditure of the principal investment.
The interest income paid to the Center will eventually result in stability in both programs and staff.
The Center provides a critical human service need on the Island and provided more than
1.5 million hours of service to more than 3,400 Island residents last year.
Please make your contribution payable to the Anna Maria Island Community
Center Endowment Trust, P.O. Box 253, Anna Maria FL 34216.

WE'RE COUNTING ON YOU.


This advertisement is sponsored as a community service by The Islander Bystander.


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Area contingent to
Chiles service
Local Island officials attending services in
Tallahassee for Governor Lawton Chiles on
Wednesday, Dec. 16, include Commissioner Gail
Cole and former Mayor Katie Pierola represent-
ing Bradenton Beach.
City offices in Bradenton Beach will be
closed on Dec. 16.
Commissioner Pat Geyer, a long-time ac-
quaintance of the Governor, will attend from
Holmes Beach.
Anna Maria and Holmes Beach planned to
remain open on Dec. 16 as of press time.





THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 DECEMBER 16, 1998 0 PAGE 3 I


Talent show lands promoter legal charges


Self-promoter Rich Dye placed a classified adver-
tisement in The Islander Bystander looking for talent.
He got anything but.
Dye attempted to sell tickets to his talent show last
month by telephone solicitation, but appeared to collect
money empty handed no tickets. He claims the funds
raised benefit Children and
Youth Programs of Florida.
A Holmes Beach resi-
dent phoned police, who took
a report on the ticket-selling
incident, which then ap-
peared in The Islander
Bystander's police reports on
Nov 18.
Dye's advertisement
Dye seemed legitimate at first
glance. But it was suspi-
cious in view of the Nov. 6 police report. When con-
tacted for further information, Holmes Beach police
advised the newspaper staff to let them know if Dye
returned to place additional ads in the newspaper. They
wanted to talk with Rich Dye.
It was later learned Dye, Harry Richard Dye, also
known as Rich and Rick, has a criminal record for such
activities but the die was cast.
His event was scheduled at Griffith-Cline's Island
Chapel and he circulated flyers announcing the talent

ELECTION, FROM PAGE 1
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 election
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.


show and a free raffle. Tickets to the event are labeled
"$2.95 value."
Dye told the newspaper funds raised by the talent
show were for Children and Youth Programs of
Florida, but confronted with the fact his organization
is not registered with the Florida Secretary of State's
office, Dye claimed he didn't need to register.
Publisher Bonner Presswood asked Dye what he
did with the funds and he replied that the money goes
to Children and Youth Programs of Florida. Pressed to
explain what that meant, Dye said, "It [the money]
supports me in my work for Children and Youth Pro-
grams of Florida."
He had no explanation for how he attributed his
work to be a charity. No funds pass to children or
youth, he said.
Holmes Beach police advised Griffith-Cline it
might be best to allow Dye to follow through with his
plans, hoping Dye would add to the charges already
pending at the state attorney's office for misrepresent-
ing the solicitation of funds on behalf of a charitable
organization, a felony.
The talent show was scheduled for 1 p.m. Satur-
day, Dec. 12. The only persons present.at the show
were children and their families from the Carty Dance
Academy of Bradenton and volunteers from Island
Baptist Church and Suncoast Harvest Church of
Bradenton enlisted by Dye in his "charitable" effort.
SAcademy owner Cheryl Carty said Dye contacted her
to provide entertainment for the talent show, promising
she would be included in a larger function at the Van
Wezel Performing Arts Hall in'Sarasota sometime in the
spring.
Also present at the show was a videographer photo-
graphing the children's performances at Dye's request.
An officer from the Holmes Beach Police Depart-
ment negotiated with Dye to allow Carty to hold the
videotape of her student's performances until legal
questions regarding his solicitation and-use of the tape
could be answered.
Holmes Beach Det. Sgt. Nancy Rogers said she
filed charges with the state attorney's office last week.
"Rich Dye has a long criminal history of scams and


I just want to keep this guy from scamming people again.
If I have to put him in jail to do it, I will," Rogers said.
If you were solicited to purchase tickets from Dye,
or you purchased tickets for the talent show, Det.
Rogers requests you call her at 778-7875.



Anna Maria City
12/22, 7:30 p.m., Commission meeting

Bradenton Beach
12/17, 7 p.m., Commission meeting
12/22, 7 p.m., Commission special meeting

Holmes Beach
12/18, 9 a.m., Code Enforcement Board

Of Interest
12/17, 7 p.m., Anna Maria/West Side Fire Districts
joint meeting, West Side Fire District Administrative
Office, 407 67th Street W., Bradenton.

Holiday closings
Closed Dec. 24 and 25 and Jan. 1
City offices in Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach,
Holmes Beach and Longboat Key
SIsland Branch Library
Closed Dec. 24 and 25, noon on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1
Anna Maria Fire District Administrative Office
Closed Dec. 24 through 28, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1
Tingley Memorial Library
There will be no change in garbage collection.




Bradenton Beach
12/17, 7 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda: pub-
lic hearing on employee benefits ordinance amend-
ment, Tingley Memorial Library infrastructure discus-
sion, grant committee recommendation, city pier trash
area discussion, consent agenda, and public comments.


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li PAGE 4 DECEMBER 1.6, 1998 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Traffic sign casualties total 4 in Anna Maria


By,Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
Four traffic signs were permanently injured in hit-
and- run accidents recently. The culprit(s) remains at large.
Anyone, having information relating to the recent
rash of battered signs is encouraged to contact Anna
Maria City Hall.
"Someone is driving around with heavy damage to
their front end," said Public Works Director Phil
Charnock in a report to the city commission on Dec. 8.
He said sign maintenance and replacement has kept the
public works crew hopping these past few weeks.
S Charnock said a stop sign near Spring Avenue was
taken down. Other traffic signs, including a yield-to-
pedestrian sign, were knocked down on South Bay
Road plus another at Pine Avenue. Sign posts, driven
three to four feet in the ground, were snapped off at the
base, no easy feat as they are made of "heavy gauge,
cold rolled steel," Charnock said.
According,to Charnock, traffic signs aren't the
only things being abused in Anna Maria these days. He
said the city will be removing two trees in the Sandbar-
restaurant's' parking lot because "a lot of people are
hitting the trees."
The palm trees to be removed are located;on Spring
Avenue on the city easement at the entrance to the res-
taurant, Charnock said.
Resident Carrol Ann Magill expressed concern
over the trees being cut down a costly endeavor in
July when the city cut down three Australian pines on
Jacaranda Road at a cost of $5,200. She asked if the
removal of the trees was budgeted by the city.


Charnock said the city budgeted $10,000 and is
'close to reaching that amount, though the situation on
Jacaranda Road was an emergency. The trees on Spring
are expected to cost $400.each to be removed, he said.
Magill asked if the city used a specific tree service,
Charnock said it contracts with different companies.
In other news: .
Traffic congestion at the post office has been an
ongoing issue. Commissioner George McKay sug-
gested zig-zag markings be painted in the road or saw-
horses be put up in front of the post office because of
left turn problems and illegal U-turns.
Magill said she saw an illegal U-turn at Spring
Avenue and Gulf Drive and asked the police why they
didn't do anything. She said she was told they couldn't


do anything without "No U-turn" signs in place.
:In the past, deputies have said they can't issue a
ticket because the city didn't have the right signs. Tired
of hearing excuses as to why they are not issuing tick-
et', Commissioner Robert McElheny said he agreed
with McKay, "If they can't issue a ticket then they can
stand out there and direct traffic."
SSign of the Mermaid and Ato's restaurants have
requested wine and beer licenses from the city. Magill
said she and others.in the community are in favor of the
request. Magill would like to see it put on the agenda
in the near future so others can state their opinions.
Shumard said the city attorney is researching the
alcoholic beverage ordinance to see if something can
be done for the restaurants.

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roof on the new city hall
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I notified architect Pat
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Beach traffic
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
There are more accidents at that intersection than
anywhere else in the city, Romine said. According to
a DOT report, between 1994 and 1996 there were four
crashes that resulted in personal injuries.
"I don't think a traffic light is the best solution and
I'm not a fan of roundabouts," Romine said. "The prob-
lem we have there is very cyclical. I think it's ex-
tremely hasty right now to tell them to put a light up
there. Whatever you decide, remember that lights don't
change people's driving habits."
Whitmore said a resident had asked about the fea-
sibility of a four-way stop.
Romine said 10,000 cars a day go through the in-
tersection during peak season. Of those, 1,000 go north,
10,400 go south, 800 go east and 10,200 go west.
"You want to be very careful," Romine advised. If
you have 10,000 cars going one way and 800 another
way, you don't want to make everybody stop."
Commissioner Pat Geyer said she opposes a round-
about because large trucks won't be able to drive
through it. She said the trucks will circumvent the area
and drive through residential areas.
Building Official Bill Saunders said a roundabout
there would be much larger than the one in Bradenton
Beach. The roundabout in Bradenton Beach is 60 feet
in diameter and the area at the public beach is 200 feet
in diameter, he said.
"A previous commission voted for a traffic light,"
Mayor Carol Whitmore said. "We can't not do any-
thing because it's a safety issue. Let's not be hasty until
we're absolutely sure we don't want it."
Commissioner Roger Lutz agreed with Whitmore
and said the chief should study the options and make
a recommendation to the commission.
"I'm only a traffic engineer because the city char-
ter says I am," Romine pointed out. "I'm not an engi-
neer and I don't want the responsibility of making a
recommendation to you. Before we make a decision of
this magnitude, I would like to involve DOT or Mana-
tee County. The county employs several full-time en-
gineers, and my suggestion is to ask them to consult on
this."
Commissioners agreed.


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Following a year of rumors that Eckerd would
move to the site near Publix, an engineer for the firm
of Zoller, Najjar and Shroyer Inc. last week pre-
sented a site plan for a new Eckerd Drugs to the
Holmes Beach City Commission.
The store will be on the site where the Air and
Energy and Dry Dock buildings formerly stood.
Both were demolished recently.
The site is between the new Publix supermarket
and the Anna Maria Island Centre on East Bay
Drive.
"The original application shows four separate
plots of land under four owners and it's difficult to
determine setbacks in that situation," Building In-
spector Bill Saunders noted. "However, the owners
have agreed to put it under one ownership."
Engineer David Gustafson said there is no archi-
tect or construction schedule for the project yet, but
the building will meet all city codes.
He said the firm learned last week about the
ownership issue and it is being resolved.


Holmes Beach city commissioners recently
approved an ordinance providing for two alter-
nate members for the code enforcement board.
They plan to do the same for the board of adjust-
ment.
The ordinances are the result of difficulty in
getting a quorum for the board of adjustment last
summer because members were out of town or
unavailable. As a result, some cases were delayed
for several months.


Commissioner Sandy Haas-Martens asked about
parking.
Gustafson said 61 spaces are required and there
will be 63 spaces. He said there will be bicycle racks
and patrons will be able to go from Publix to Eckerd
to the Anna Maria Island Centre without going onto
Gulf Drive.
There will also be access to Sixth Street behind
the store with buffering along that side, he said.
Mayor Carol Whitmore asked if the sidewalk
that Publix is constructing will be extended and
Gustafson said it would.
Saunders said Publix will install street lights to
match those planned for the new city hall and Eckerd
will do the same.
"Before the commission takes any action, we
will have a proof of ownership," Saunders said. "We
will have a site showing one piece of property. I
would also like the Florida Department of Transpor-
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Saunders said the building department will ask
the architect to shield the lights so they do not flood
the surrounding residential areas.


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will sit on the board until the regular member is
able to participate. However, if a case is contin-
ued to a later date, the alternate will continue to
serve until the case is resolved even though the
regular member may be available.
In addition, if the alternate is sitting in place of
the chairman of the board, he may hot serve as
chairman. The vice-chairman will serve as chair-
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Gov. Lawton Chiles:

Goodbye to a friend
Politics was the air Lawton Chiles breathed.
On hearing of his death, a gasp for air was
heard on Anna Maria Island.
People were saddened by the passing of
Governor Chiles and, as news proliferated on
television and radio channels, telephones rang
on Anna Maria. Friends of friends of friends of
the governor and his family,'including his Is-
land resident/business owner son Ed, sought to
offer each other condolences.
The word spread, and with it concerns for
the governor's family.
The loss is great for Florida and for the
Chiles'.
It's a further tribute to his great admiration
that people who met Lawton maintained their
admiration during the course of his 40-year
political career.
Just a chance acquaintance left you feeling
you were his friend. And you remained friends.
That doesn't happen for many politicians.
Many are aloof. Some become out of touch with
"common man." But for Lawton, it can be said
he was the best of the best.
What made him great? We can't begin to
add up the tributes. He was one of us. The folks
who knew him here count him in great regard
as one of us an Anna Maria Islander.
But we wonder if there aren't as many tiny
towns and spots in the road that feel the same as
there are cities and people across Florida.
Politics is a-hard business, but to have
worked as hard as Lawton Chiles, the triumphs
were many and grand. He accomplished so
many great things for Florida, for Florida's
people.
Lawton's legacy will be lived by genera-
tions to come and it's a shame they won't
have the chance to know him. They will learn
of him. That, we can be sure of.
On Anna Maria, we've lost a closeness to
the governor's mansion and to the earthiness
that Lawton brought to our beautiful Florida
heritage.
We have to remember what a good person
can do for government and remember
Lawton Chiles.
He set the standard for goodness.
We are truly humbled at his passing.




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winner thankful
Thank you for sponsoring the History Fair. I
learned so much about Anna Maria Island that I didn't
know before I did the project. I really enjoyed doing it.
Nita Harles, Bradenton,
Fifth-grade St. Stephens School
START mourns
Governor's death
The directors, officers and members of Solutions
To Avoid Red Tide mourn the untimely death of our
esteemed Governor Lawton M. Chiles. A staunch sup-
porter of our work, he was also the beloved father of
our chairman Ed Chiles.
Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the Governor's
family and all the citizens of Florida who have ben-
efited so greatly from his life of dedicated public ser-
vice.
James H..Patterson, founder
Jeremy Whatmough, president, START

Spirit of the season
On Dec. 4 the shops and galleries in downtown
Holmes Beach hosted their fifth annual Holiday Open
House. At each stop, visitors were welcomed and of-
fered a variety of delicious refreshments.
Carolers from the Episcopal Church of the Annun-
ciation and Gloria Dei Lutheran Church joined voices
and carolled the businesses. The beautiful singing was
under the direction of Thom Tenny, choir director at
Annunciation.
Puppeteers Roger Denish and Bob Vessely brought
the Poppinjays to perform to the delight of children as
well as adults.
Santa was there to greet the children and add their
wishes to his list. What a sight he was in the Privateers'
lighted sleigh.
The Manatee High School Chamber Orchestra and
the Anna Maria Island Community Orchestra enter-
tained with beautiful music throughout the evening.
A true spirit of the season was shown by the whole-
hearted participation by the community and merchants.
Mercedes Thornburg, coordinator


Egan remembers Chiles
This cartoon was drawn by The Islander
Bystander's Jack Egan after Lawton Chiles was
elected as governor.


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THOSE WERE THE BAYS
Part 10, The Life and Loves of Hernando De Soto
by June Alder


De Soto displays his equestrian expertise before the Incan King.

ACT I. THE TRAGEDY

OF ATAHUALPA


Scenario of a drama in three acts
MAIN CHARACTERS.
Atahualpa, 30, Inca (King) of the
Empire of the Incas (Peru), victor over his
brother in a war to gain their father's
throne.
Francisco Pizarro, 57, captain-general
of Conquistadores, son of a Spanish
swineherd.
Hernando De Soto, 32, Pizarro's sec-
ond-in-command, a Spanish nobleman
and comrade of Pizarro in Panama and
Nicaragua.
TIME. A cold rainy afternoon, Friday,
Nov. 15,1532.
SCENE. Gardens of the royal pavilion of
Atahualpa high in the Andes where 30,000
of his troops are encamped near the war-
ravaged city of Cajamarca. Atahualpa is
seated on a stool by a pool fed by hot
springs, surrounded by handsome court-
iers and beautiful women of his harem.
Company is expected. A party of strang-
ers from the North is coming to meet with
Atahualpa.
Enter the Inca's chief minister.
"Long Ears" (his ear lobes are dis-
tended by fist-sized earrings of gold) has
just returned from welcoming the visitors.
He speaks disparagingly of what he has
discovered about them. They scarcely
number 200, he says. They are the wash of
the sea, have beards, are thieves who go
about on a kind of sheep.
"They are fools. You should not be
concerned with them," he tells his mon-
arch scornfully.
Enter a retainer.
The retainer announces the imminent
arrival of the guests. The courtiers strain to
see them. But Atahualpa remains seated,
his face impassive.
(From offstage comes the rumble of
marchingfeet, then the noise ofgalloping
hooves.)
The courtiers gasp. What appears to
be a huge six-legged creature is rushing up
the road. In one bound it leaps a stream
and heads straight toward the pavilion.
Enter a horse and rider.
The huge, sweating creature whinnies
loudly and its eyes bulge. The rider looks
fearsome in clanking armor and plumed
helmet.
Through it all Atahualpa maintains a
serene disdain.,
Without dismounting the horseman
declares (through an interpreter): "Greet-
ings, my lord. My name is Hernando De
Soto. I bring you salutations from my
commander Francisco Pizarro in the name


of Don Carlos the Fifth, the King of
Spain. We as Christians have come to
baptize you into the true faith."
The assemblage is silent, Atahualpa
makes no answer. De Soto speaks again,
inviting the Inca to sup the next evening
with the Spaniards.
Still no answer.
A third time De Soto addresses
Atahualpa, asking him what is his will -
does he desire to receive the Captain
General another time?
At last Atahualpa says, still looking
straight ahead: "Tell your captain to re-
pair to the piazza of Cajamarca where
there are houses prepared for him and his
other personages. I will visit him tomor-
row." As if an afterthought, he adds, "I
will be attended by troops, of course, but
that need excite no apprehension."
De Soto replies, "Nothing so delights
Spaniards as military spectacles."
The conversation ceasing, women
attendants move about serving wine in
golden cups. Now at ease, Atahualpa lets
his gaze wander toward De Soto's steed.
De Soto notices and in a flash he is in the
saddle.
(From offstage come the sounds of
the horse's maneuvers and cries ofaston-
ishment from onlookers.)
At the end De Soto pulls his mount
up short-so close to the Inca that foam
from the animal's heaving flanks falls
onto the royal robes. The women shriek.
Some of the noblemen draw back.
Atahualpa glowers in their direction.
Soon after that the white men leave,
the concubines and the nobles also -
save for Long Ears. Atahualpa rises and
stands with his face aglow in the reflec-
tion of the setting sun. Then as the sun
dips behind the towering mountains, a
dark shadow passes across his visage.
He turns to enter the pavilion, then
stops short. "These Christians" he
growls, "are not to be trusted, they mean
us harm. But they are not fools as you
have said. They must never leave this
valley."
As the stage darkens, Atahualpa con-
tinues in a hard voice: "It is not to be
borne that any of my people should show
fear of such arrogant buffoons." The
stage fades to black and Atahualpa is
heard to say, "Those who showed their
fright. Kill them. Tonight."

Next: Act II, The priest
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Trio opposes Anna Maria/West Side merger


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Accusing fire commissioners of failing to con-
sider other options, three West Side Fire District
residents opposed the ongoing merger with the Anna
Maria Fire District at a public hearing last week.
However, fire commissioners from both districts
said they had made overtures to several other districts
to discuss merging but were rebuffed by all of them.
"I object to the proposed merger because West
Side failed to look at any other alternatives and op-
tions with respect to mergers with the City of
Bradenton or Cedar Hammock Fire District." Mike
Latessa said. "Both have superlative backgrounds of
sound economic policies and fiscal conservatism.
Anna Maria and West Side are not even connected.
Why have a venture with an organization that shares
no common boundary with you?"
Ray Shannon said a year ago the trio asked com-
missioners to investigate mergers with Cedar Ham-
mock and the City of Bradenton and they had not
done so.
"I spoke with the fire chief of the City of
Bradenton, Mayor Bill Evers and Councilman Gene
Gallo and all three said they would entertain making
a proposal," Shannon said. "All I'm asking is could
we give them an opportunity to make a proposal?"
West Side Fire District Chairman Rob Elliott
said that in 1993 he served on a committee to inves-
tigate a merger proposal for any districts that were
interested.
"A proposal was put together and a meeting was
held in this very room with the legislative delega-
tion," Elliott noted. "Cedar Hammock's board raised
the strongest objection. They did not want to merge
with anyone, so the idea was put to bed. The legis-
lative delegation said we need to start slowly with
interlocal agreements and work through those."
Latessa said Cedar Hammock has different
board members now and they have been working
with Southern Manatee on a cooperative agreement.
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mock and he said absolutely not," Anna Maria Fire
Chief Andy Price said.
Eliiott said West Side and Anna Maria began
their merger because the two districts mirror each
other and they have been working on it for two
years.
"We are in the middle of a merger," West Side
Commissioner Jack Emory added. "When we're
done, we'll be glad to talk to anyone else."
Anna Maria Fire District Chairman Larry Tyler
recommended that both boards look into the issue
and report at the next meeting.
Latessa.said the Anna Maria and West Side Fire
Districts are the highest taxing districts in the
county.
"Cedar Hammock has not had a tax increase for
the last five years," Latessa said. "Cedar Hammock
has a joint venture with Southern Manatee for the
last four years and in three of the four years they've
had tax rebates."
Elliott said Cedar Hammock has a large indus-
trial base which keeps residential rates lower.
"We don't have the highest tax rate," Price
pointed out. "The tax rate goes across the board and
you have to look at the entire tax base because it's
all predicated on how much residential and commer-
cial property you have in the district.
"Our tax base is 94 percent residential, so our
residential rates are a little higher. Cedar Hammock,
Southern Manatee and North River have a much
larger commercial base where they can draw more
money from and have lesser residential rates."
Dan Moulter accused the boards of not advertis-
ing their meetings properly.
"By reviewing some of the records over the last
year, I noticed that only one meeting was advertised
correctly," Moulter maintained. "Under Florida Stat-
ute 189 you have to give seven days notice prior to
a meeting. I don't know that any of the meetings
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Anna Maria Fire District Administrative Secre-
tary Mary Stephens said she has always tried to ad-
vertise meetings seven to 10 days in advance.
When Elliott attempted to close the public hear-
ing and open the board meeting, Moulter said the
action was illegal because only the public hearing
was advertised.
Commissioners agreed to adjourn the meeting
until Stephens could check the legal advertisement.
The next day, Stephens said Price researched
Florida Statutes 286 and 189. F.S. 286 is the Florida
Government in the Sunshine Law and F.S. 189 con-
tains provisions for special districts.
F.S. 286 requires boards to give "reasonable no-
tice" to "enable interested members of the public to
attend." It does not require a specific time frame or
type of notice but does give guidelines.
However, F.S. 189. is specific on the issue. It
says the governing body shall annually file a sched-
ule of its regular meetings with the local governing
authority. The schedule must include date, time and
location of the meetings.
In addition, the board "shall advertise the day,
time, place and purpose of any meeting other than a
regular meeting or any recessed and reconvened
meeting of the governing body at least seven days
prior to such a meeting in a newspaper of general
paid circulation in the county or counties in which
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In the case of an emergency situation, a meeting
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S Holmes Beach OKs
comp pay
Holmes Beach department heads will soon receive
:": Compp time" for work in excess of 40 hours. An ordi-
nance on the proposal passed on first reading recently
and is expected to pass a second reading Dec. 15.
According to the ordinance, "Employees including
department heads, who are classified as 'exempt' un-
S der the Fair Labor Standards Act, may be awarded
compensatory time off when such employees are re-
A quired by their duties to perform work in excess of 40
hours in a work week or 10 hours in a work day."
.I B The comp time will be awarded at a rate of one
S hour for each hour of work in excess of the 40-hour
minimum. The comp time must be used by the em-
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The Pier Regulars, an irregular semi-organization
of denizens of the Historical Anna Maria City Pier,
plans its big Christmas party at 11 a.m. Saturday,
Dec. 19, at where else? the pier.
President Frank M. Almeda and Vice President
Tony Valentine will host the event. Prizes are prom-
ised, and meals may be taken from the menu of John
Home's restaurant at the pier, the Anna Maria Oys-
ter Bar.
A departed member, the late Frank X. Kelly, a
cartoonist at the former Islander newspaper, will be
memorialized, and two honorary members, Anna
Maria Mayor Chuck Shumard and movie actor
Woody Harrelson, will be honored in absentia or oth-
erwise, said Almeda.
Details may be obtained at 778-7062.


Privateers mullet smoke
Saturday at Manatee West
The Anna Maria Island Privateers plan a mullet
smoke starting a 8 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, at the
Manatee West Shopping Center, 7415 Manatee Ave.
W., Bradenton.
Privateers President Rick Maddox promises
"Fresh locally caught mullet smoked to perfection,
below market prices."
He said that the fund-raising event helps the non-
profit organization support and sponsor youth pro-
grams and scholarships. And, he added, donations
also will be accepted on behalf of Meals on Wheels
Plus of Manatee, Inc.


League's classes continue
through holidays
The Anna Maria Island Art League will shut
down everything but classes during parts of the holi-
days, said Ginger White, director.
The league's facilities at 5312 Holmes Blvd.,
Holmes Beach, will close Dec. 22 to 25 and Dec. 31
and Jan. 1, but all scheduled classes will continue
through the holidays, she said.


Civic Association
noting holidays
Holmes Beach Civic Association's annual holi-
day gathering will be at the Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, at 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, Dec. 19.
The party is open to the public, said the
association's Joy Courtney. Information may be ob-
tained from 778-5405.


Artist, author to sign book
Dec. 19 in Sarasota
An artist and a mystery author will sign their
books Saturday, Dec. 19, at Dickens & Company
Bookshop on St. Armands Circle in Sarasota.
Tom Cross is an artist, author and designer
known worldwide for his ability to blend tech-
niques both old and new to create a lighthearted yet
thought-provoking glimpse into the aspects of na-
ture that are so often overlooked its lore, its
myth and its legends.
Cross describes his artwork as nature folklore,
with roots in ecology and legend. His first book of
artwork is "Fairy Garden: Fairies of the Four Sea-
sons." A nationally recognized specialist in the
study of coastal barrier island ecology. Cross has
been honored with awards for his environmental
activities as well as his art. He divides his time
between New York State and Casey Key.
Ace Atkins has been described as the "new kid
on the block" in mystery circles. His first book,
"Crossroad Blues," was published to high acclaim
in November and is already into its third printing.
It is a tale of music and murder in the old South.
Dickens & Company is at 15 S. Blvd. of the
Presidents, St. Armands Circle. Information, call
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Island orchestra to perform
second concert of season
Soprano Dawn Young-Fontana is a soloist in an
upcoming concert featuring Handel's "Messiah"
and presented by the Anna Maria Island Community
Orchestra & Chorus. It will be held at 5 p.m. Sun-
day, Dec. 20, at St. Bernard Church, 248 South
Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Young-Fontana was
Chorus Master of the Anna Maria Island Chorus in
the 1996-97 season. She is now completing her
doctorate in voice performance at the University of
Miami. Her recent performances have included roles
in operas as well as guest appearances with Miami
Symphony, the Florida West Coast Symphony, the
Florida Orchestra, and the Naples Philharmonic.
There is no admission charge for the concert. Seats
are available on a first-come, first-served basis. A
donation of $10 per person is suggested to help
defray production expenses. For further information;
call Louise Adler at 756-9304, or Joe Bracken at
778-4012.
Symbols through
ornaments to be noted
A" Celebration of Christian Symbols Through
Christmas Tree Ornaments" will be presented at a Ser-
vice of Praise at 5:30 p.m at Gloria Dei Lutheran
Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

St. Bernard pancake
breakfast Sunday
A pancake breakfast is scheduled from 8 to 11 a.m.
Sunday, Dec. 20, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248
S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
On the menu are homemade pancakes, sausages,
orange juice and coffee. Prices are $2.50 for adults, $1
children. A bake sale will be in conjunction with the
breakfast. Details are available at 778-4769.

Sure to be a hit
Anna Maria Island Community Center's after-
school TLC children will present "Wee Willie
Winkie's Holiday Surprise" at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18.
Protagonist Wee Willie runs through town in
search of gift ideas. He visits the homes of Peter Pan,
Cinderella, the Seven Dwarfs and Pinnochio. Little
does he know, the big surprise is waiting at his own
house.
Refreshments will follow the play. Everyone is
welcome to attend. The Center is located at 407 Mag-
nolia Ave., Anna Maria. For more information, call
778-1908.

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training
The Tax-Aide program of the American Associa-
tion of Retired Persons is beginning to fidget the
income tax season is around the corner and its aides
aren't all signed up yet, let alone trained.
Volunteers must make themselves known to the
coordinator, Ruth Valine (727-7553), soon in order to
take the six-day training course starting Jan. 4. Either
that, or sign up in person at the old Main Street Farm-
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Michael and Jan Smith didn't come to Anna Maria
Island as pastors. They came to live while they ran their
mid-state citrus business.
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tween the resigned Rev. Wayne D. Kirk and whomever
the church's lay leaders find to succeed him as full-time
pastor.
They came late but strong to the ministry. He was
a successful trial lawyer and she a civic leader in Lake-
land when in the early 1980s they "felt God was call-
ing us to do His work," said Mike.
They graduated together from the school of theol-
ogy of Emory University in Atlanta with the class of
1985. Their first church was in Lawrenceville, a sub-
urb of Atlanta, and then in Lakeland in the early 1990s.
He said they thought they needed something in-
come-producing to see them through Emory, so they
bought a citrus operation, mostly oranges, near Lake-
land. It turned out "not such a good investment," he
said, but they still have it and still run it.
They bought a vacation home on Anna Maria 20
years ago and more, and have lived here permanently


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wedding date is planned on Oct. 23, 1999, at the
Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, Holmes Beach.
The bride-elect is a travel agent at Travel Design,
Bradenton, and the bridegroom-to-be is assistant parts
manager at Honda Cars ofBradenton.

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The wolf tells his side of the story when the Play-
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Red Riding Hood," musical comedy opening Tuesday,
Dec. 22, at the Players Theatre, 838 N. Tamiami Trail.
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since 1990. They thought that not-always-welcome
commute to Lakeland for their business was all they
had to worry about, and then last August Roser's lead-
ers asked them to fill in there. They gladly agreed.
By a denominational quirk, the Smiths are not
members of Roser, nor can they be and still have Rev.
before their names. Their Christian Church (Disciples
of Christ) requires that they be members of a denomi-
national congregation, and Roser doesn't fit the re-
quirement. Though Trinitarian, which Mike Smith ex-
plains is acceptance of.God's manifestation in three
persons, it is interdenominational.
They don't look old enough to have married 34
years ago "right before law school" and have reared
two children, one now in Washington, D.C., the other
in Greenville, S.C.
They are not the only husband-and-wife team in
Florida serving as co-pastors, Mike said, but they're
outstandingly happy with the arrangement.
"We do everything any other pastor does," he
said. "We'll keep on doing so until a permanent pas-
tor is found, and happily."




Wayne R. Golden
Wayne R. Golden, 43, of Holmes Beach died
Friday, Dec. 11, at his home.
Services were Monday at St. Bernard Catholic
Church with Father John Ellis officiating and military
honors by American Legion Kirby Stewart Post No.
24.
Mr. Golden was born in Lima, Ohio, and moved
here in 1992 from Litchfield, Mich. An Army
veteran, he was a scuba diving instructor and a mem-
ber of the Professional Association of Diving Instruc-
tors.
Surviving are his wife, Dawn; two daughters,
Becky of Lima and Keely of Litchfield; two step-
daughters, Jennifer Elkins of Lake, Mich., and
Nichole Signor of Holmes Beach; three sons, Jeffrey
and Robert, both of Holmes Beach, and Kale of
Litchfield; and one grandchild.
Covell Cremation and Funeral Center was in
charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may
be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand
Blvd., Sarasota FL 34234.

Roma J. Rich
Roma J. Rich, 73, of Holmes Beach died Dec. 8
in Blake Medical Center, Bradenton.
There was no visitation or funeral service.
Ms. Rich was born June 20, 1925, in Cheyenne,
Wyo., and came here from there in 1985. She was
land assessor for Laramie County, Wyoming. She
was a Methodist and in Cheyenne was a member of
the Order of Eastern Star, Elks Auxiliary and
Toasmistress Club.
Surviving are two sons, Dr. Terry Rich of
Manitou Springs, Colo., and Richard of Tampa; three
grandchildren: and one great-grandchild.


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Back to the Island's future: mitigation thoughts


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
It wasn't so long ago that Hurricane Georges
threatened to do extensive damage to Anna Maria Is-
land. If it had, cities would have needed to be rebuilt.
But in what fashion? There is no blueprint for the fu-
ture depicting what Island cities will look like.
That is, not until now. An Island-wide Post-Disas-
ter Redevelopment Plan is taking shape. Once finished,
it will provide a starting point for reconstruction if it
ever becomes necessary.
Anna Maria commissioners and city planning and
zoning board members met with Gerald Smelt of the
Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council Wednesday,
Dec. 9, to brainstorm on how best to rebuild after a
debilitating storm.
The post-disaster redevelopment plan is one link in
the chain of the overall local mitigation strategy a
statewide effort to reduce costs of disasters. In addition
to limiting destruction and loss of life, the state-funded
program gives participating cities first shot at money
and resources in the event of a disaster, such as a hur-
ricane.
Smelt discussed aspects of the Island-wide Post-
Disaster Redevelopment Plan for the City of Anna
Maria. Instead of lumping the Island cities together, the
plan recognizes each city as unique, providing flexibil-
ity so that each city can meet its needs.
Smelt posed this question to officials: If the slate
is wiped clean and the city is given an opportunity to
rebuild, what changes and improvements, if any, would
it make?
Smelt gave examples of an Island-wide bicycle
path and more cooperation among the cities.
Having already met with the other Island cities,
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Smelt said possible reconstruction opportunities
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Committee Chairman Tom Turner suggested the
evacuation route along State Road 64 on the mainland
to 75th Street West near the Manatee County Public
Beach be raised five to six feet above high tide in or-
der to safely evacuate people.
Another issue put on the table was the process resi-
dents would have to undergo to be issued a permit to
rebuild. "We can waste a lot of time and planning and
nothing comes of it because of the permitting process
we're shackled with," said Nichols. "Something needs
to be done," he said, referring to the numerous agen-
cies who have a say in permitting.
Smelt said Federal Emergency Management Ad-
ministration (FEMA) regulations require each building
to be rated as to the extent of damage, with categories
for minor, moderate and major repairs. He said, "The
rules have changed. People will not be returning to
their homes right away."
"We're a unique city," Commissioner Robert
McElheny said. "We do not have to deal with economic
issues ... 98 percent of the community is residential.
We need a place to live. FEMA and other agencies
need to relax permitting issues," he said.
Charnock said anyone living seaward of the coastal
construction line may have to wait up to six months
before being issued a permit to rebuild. Though it
doesn't have to be that way. According to state statute,
local government can qualify to take over the reviews
and permitting process, he said.
Nichols asked Smelt where the money for recon-
struction would come from.
Smelt said that's unknown. "A lot of these grants will
require a local match of some sort," he said. Cities aren't
required to have a lot of money set aside, but an effort
needs to be made to fund some of the reconstruction.
Smelt said Holmes Beach is looking into a line of credit
and that would be one option for Anna Maria.
Nichols asked Smelt if the city's reserves would have
to be spent before receiving any federal assistance.
Smelt said cities wouldn't be required to use up
financial resources.
Mayor Chuck Shumard said at one time the prop-
erty on the west side of Gulf Drive was undeveloped
and asked Smelt about purchasing the property and
{leaving it under eloped
McElheny said the total value of property in Anna


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Islanders wed
Tracy Lee Thomas and David James Sackett, both of
Anna Maria Island, were married at Roser Memorial
Community Church by Revs. Michael and Jan Smith,
with a reception following at the Sign of the Mermaid.
The bride is the daughter ofBarbara Beckwith of
Holmes Beach and Larry Thomas of Houston, Texas.
The bridegroom is the son of Jim and Joan Sackett of
Anna Maria City. After a honeymoon cruise to the
Bahamas, the couple will make their home in
Bradenton Beach. Islander Photo: Courtesy Jack Elka

Maria is $228 million and most of the value lies along
that road west of Gulf Drive. "The numbers will not
compute," he said.
As to Smelt's question of how to better facilitate
reconstruction, Nichols said a good start would be


Historical society
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Birgit Quam, right, president of the Anna Maria
Island Historical Society accepts a Golden Gavel
Award from Ellen Moses, community news editor for
the Manatee/AM. The society won the award for
Outstanding Education Project for its presentation of
an original play that traced the history of the Anna
Maria Elementary School. The play was presented at
the society's annual dinner last spring. Islander
Photo: Pat Copeland.

"eliminating state agencies that run in conflict with
each other." Also, "Expedite the process to get me back
to my residence," he said.
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Dec. 6, Search and rescue /assistance. Coast
Guard Auxiliary vessel "Pelican" came upon another
disabled vessel near New Pass and towed it to safe
moorings.
Dec. 7, Search and rescue /assistance. Coast
Guard Auxiliary vessel "Sea Devil" reported they
were disabled near New Pass. A Coast Guard boat
responded and towed the boat to safe moorings.
Dec. 7, Boarding. A 25-foot vessel was boarded
in Sarasota Bay. The boat's operator received a writ-
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Funding still short for Grassy Point


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Grassy Point is $4 million short of a grant for con-
version to a nature preserve, and all three local projects
targeted for Florida Communities Trust money are
months away from development.
That's the word from Anne Peery, executive direc-
tor of the Florida Communities Trust, which will fund
the purchase of the properties.
The local projects are the old Cortez schoolhouse,
which has been approved for a $320,000 grant by the
Trust; Riverview Pointe in West Bradenton, approved
for $1,595,855; and Grassy Point, still hanging fire on
its application for $847,167.
All three are plodding through the paperwork neces-
sary before a grant can be completed, and in Grassy
Point's case there are $4 million worth of complications.
Peery explained that the Trust made 33 grants in
1998 totaling some $68 million, including Cortez and
Riverview, but Grassy Point was number 36 on the list
and was approved contingent on funds becoming avail-
able.
Those funds will come from other Grant projects
that fall through, are terminated or come in under bud-
get, she said. This likely will happen, but it will take
time to sort out when and how much money will be
available.
There are two other projects ahead of Grassy Point
on the list, she pointed out, and it will take $3.4 million
in grants to clear them out of the way. Add Grassy
Point's $847,167, and more than $4 million will have


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'Christmas Eve on Anna Maria Island'


Anna Maria Islanders know everything about this
poem except who wrote it.
Robb and Arlene Byrne of Bradenton Beach found
it in the form of an old Island newspaper clipping in an
old house they renovated in Key Royale two years ago.
The date on the clipping is Thursday, December
22, 1960. An Editor's Note said "This was given us by
Mrs. Helen Garrett, Garrett's Steno-Mimeo Service,
Holmes Beach."

Christmas Eve on
Anna Maria Island
'Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the isle
No noses were frozen, no snow fluttered down!
No children in flannels were tucked into bed ...
They all wore their shorty pajamas instead.

To find wreaths of holly was not very hard,
For-holly trees sprouted right in the back yard!
In front of the houses were Daddies and Moms,
Adorning the bushes and coconut palms!

The slumbering kiddies were dreaming in glee


And hoped they'd find water skis under the tree!
They all knew that Santa was well on the way
In a Mercedes Benz instead of a sleigh!

And soon he arrived and started his work
He hadn't a second to linger or shirk.

He whizzed up the highway and zoomed up the roads
In an "S-L 300" delivering his loads!

The tropical moon gave the Island a glow
And lighted the way for old Santa below.

As he jumped from the auto he gave a wee chuckle,
He was dressed in Bermudas with an Ivy-league buckle!
There weren't any chimneys, but that caused no gloom,
For Santa came in through the Florida Room.

He stopped at each house, stayed only a minute,
And emptied his sack of the stuff that was in it!
Before he departed he treated himself
To the glass of papaya juice left on the shelf.

Then he turned with a jerk and bounced back to the car,


Remembering he still had to go far.
He shifted the gears and stepped on the gas,
Across the bridge he went like a flash!

And I heard him exclaim as he went on his way
"Merry Christmas, Anna Maria ... I wish I could stay!"

-Author Unkno7wn

Caroling boaters
perform Sunday
Tune up your voice, musical instruments and
boat motor! Seagoing holiday carols are planned for
Sunday evening, Dec. 20, on Bimini Bay.
The event is being organized by Don Sudnik.
He said, "Anyone who has any size nighttime-
legal craft (read that lights) should boat on out."
Boaters will assemble about 5:30 p.m., he
said, with Monday as rain day. Carmine Galati
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On the Island
Island Garden Club's Christmas dinner and
program will be at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 17 at the Fellow-
ship Hall, Episcopal Church of the Annnciation,
4408 Gulf Drive. Holmes Beach. Information, 778-
1063.
Indoor Soccer Christmas Tournament Dec. 17-
23 at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City, with game times
beginning at 5 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. week-
end. Details, 778-1908.
Christmas party at the Anna Maria City
Pier,hosted by the Pier Regulars, 11 a.m. Saturday,
Dec. 19. Further information, 778-7062.

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"The Dangerous Christmas of Red Riding
Hood," musical through which Lone T. Wolf tells
his side of the story, Tuesday, Dec. 22, through Dec.
26 at Players Theatre, 838 N.Tamiami Trail,
Sarasota. Tickets $9, students $7.
Details, 365-2494.


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the Island's needy families. The volunteers are greatful for their being able to set up workshop at Island
Baptist Church. The families will receive the gifts they selected as well as a boxful of food and a voucher for a
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Let's get nutty-
Helen White and Marianne Schmidt, both "sea-
soned" (pun intended) real estate sales professionals
with SunCoast Real Estate, have been single-handedly
spearheading the sale of a new batch of pecans from
Georgia to benefit the Island Players' theater for the
past three years.
Helen's responsible for a delicious, nutty recipe
worthwhile of any festive platter in the house during
the holiday season.
For seasoned pecans you first need at least a pound of
Island Players' pecans. Combine one pound of pecans
with one stick (1/4 pound) of butter, 3 tablespoons of
Worcestershire sauce and a splash of hot sauce and bake
until crispy in a low, slow oven or a quick, fast oven,
if you dare turning and stirring at least once. Remove
the nuts from the oven and sprinkle and toss with seasoned
salt and garlic salt the more garlic the better.
Umm. Most decadent.
You can pick up your nuts at The Islander By-
stander,- in the Island Shopping Center, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach, or right next door at SunCoast
Real Estate.
Can't make it here? For information or delivery,
call 779-0202 or 778-6956.

Holy cow
It's not even Christmas and I'm stuffed. Just this
week at the office we received a gift tin of approxi-
mately 10 pounds of butter-garlic-roasted pecans and
a huge tray of assorted cookies.
Friday brought an employee-birthday ice cream
cake to our door, white, fluffy lard and sugar icing and
all. And then there are the season's onslaught of par-
ties and football games and gatherings to pay tribute to
overeating. Overeating food that is in itself overindulg-
ing with every bite.


Help! Somebody say "No more!"
Where's the veggie platter?
Where can I hide? It's starting to get serious.
And to make it all worse, there's no time amid
meetings and events and all, to get a good, wholesome
meal. Just to sit and eat a meal sounds like something
of the past. I can remember a sit-down meal, but was
the last time in 1992?
Just kidding. I recently tried the new Pepe's Mexi-
can Restaurant and Cantina at Whitney Beach on the
north end of Longboat Key. The interior is so elabo-
rately, extensively decorated you'll swear you're at
EPCOT. It's a must see. And the Mexican fare is au-
thentic far finer cuisine than Taco drive-through.
But on top of being on the go since my family cel-
ebrated Thanksgiving two weeks before the actual holi-
day, the yard work is mounting and my Christmas
decorations are still a glimmer in a box in the garage.
To make matters worse, the box is buried in the
garage. So, some elves came to my house last week
with a decorated artificial tree, drilling screws into its
frame on my deck in the back yard. The card says,
"Dear Scrooge: You've been had by the elves."
Seriously, it's just too much holiday. I revolt long
before the "big day" gets here every year.
I've seldom had a "real" Christmas tree, but I
haven't felt deprived. I wonder if my kids noticed.
Of course, there was the year my daughter Kendra
asked which chair in the living room was the substitute
Christmas tree. See, we just piled the presents around
and on the chair. Eventually, with enough presents in
the pile, it looked as festive as any tree.
After we gathered around the chair and opened our
presents two weeks early, the kids took off to spend


their holiday in Illinois with their father and his big
family. I resorted to three days in Key West.. The day
before, the day after and Christmas day.
I hardly noticed what I was missing. And if you've
been to Key West you know what I mean.
Now the kids are grown and stay in Florida and we
fight over whose house we'll get together at for a big
breakfast and to exchange gifts.
We've each got cute little 18-inch tall trees with
bubble lights and mini-decorations that I found at a
Christmas bazaar, made by local artisan Laurie
Hutchinson (who just opened a gift and collectible shop
at 5302 Manatee Ave. West in Bradenton).
Amid all the decorations at the newspaper office -
including 10-15 poinsettias fresh from the Manatee
Fruit Company Flower Shop in Cortez is our Jingle
Santa.
He plays "Jingle Bell Rock," the original version by
Bobby Helms, and sways his hips to the beat like a top-
notch swagger. You can't help but laugh when you see it
- and then you get the little guy's back view and hyste-
ria breaks out. His little touche really moves to the beat.
You get a little tired of hearing the same song over
and over but thankfully he has an "off' switch.
The holiday should have an on/off switch. And it
shouldn't be turned "on" until after Halloween.
We've got an interesting collection of Christmas
CDs at the office too. Everything from Elvis's Blue
Christmas to a Creole Christmas mixes in the CD
player with Bing Crosby and the traditional fare.
With less than 10 days to Christmas, maybe it's
time to start planning our employee party.
I wonder who's in charge of that this year? At least
we've got Jingle Santa for the entertainment.


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Islander
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School
Susan Kesselring


Island Puppeteers

put on show
Students in Mrs. Brockway's fourth-grade class
at Anna Maria Elementary School designed puppets
- for a live show they performed for Miss Kinnan's
class on Thursday, Dec. 10.
Joan Joffa and Gerald Little from Acme Puppet
Company came from Tampa to instruct the children.
Joffa said the workshop was made possible because
of Principal Kronus's support and funds collected by
Albertsons and Fox Television.
With the help of the guests, the children wrote an
original script based on illustrator and author Roald
Dahl's life. Dahl, who died in 1990, is known for
such works as "James and the Giant Peach,"
"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and "Matilda."
His books are in 35 languages.
The workshop consisted of a writing assignment,
where the children were told a story about Dahl, and
then from memory were asked to recall details. Fourth-
grader Gideon Gravett wrote, "Roald Dahl's hut out-
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puppets and write an original script.

also had a rock that told about his creek image."
After writing the script and rehearsing, the chil-
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so only their handmade felt puppets could be seen.
Joffa read from the script with the children'partici-
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Dec. 5, disturbance, 100 block of Palm Drive.
The deputy responded to a disturbance between in-
toxicated neighbors and one agreed to leave for the
night, said the report.

Bradenton Beach
Dec. 3, resisting without violence, DWLC, 700
block of Gulf Drive North. The subject drove by the
officer on patrol who knew her driver's license was
canceled. The officer gave chase and the subject
drove to Bay Drive and fled the vehicle. She then
,, returned to the vehicle and was placed in custody.
Dec. 5, possession of marijuana, possession of
paraphernalia, 1800 block of Gulf Drive South. The
officer stopped Samuel B. Haynes, 27, of Bradenton,
for failure to maintain a single lane. The officer said
he asked Haynes for his driver's license and when
Haynes opened the glove box, Haynes tried to con-
ceal a bag of marijuana by throwing it on the floor.
The officer said he also observed a scale and eight
small-baggies. The officer issued a summons and a
traffic citation.
Dec. 6, warrant, Coquina Beach. The officer
was investigating an alcohol violation complaint,


found the subject had a warrant from Sarasota
County and placed him in custody.
Dec. 6, grand theft auto, 107 Gulf Drive S.,
Key West Willy's. The victim reported he left his
vehicle in the parking lot with the keys on the floor-
board and when he returned it was gone.
Dec. 11, battery, 2400 block of Avenue B.-The
victim reported the subject hit her and left the area.
The officer said he could not obtain a statement be-
cause of the victim's extreme intoxication. He ad-
vised the victim she can file an affidavit when she is
sober. He noted that 15 minutes prior to the call, the
victim was riding her bicycle and he advised her to
walk home.
The officer searched the area and found the sub-
ject, who said the victim came home and started hit-
ting him and yelling at him and he left the area. The
officer observed that the subject was also extremely
intoxicated.

Holmes Beach
Dec. 4, noise, 200 block of 69th Street. The
complainant reported noise from birds at the
subject's aviary. The officer said the birds could be
heard but did not violate the city's noise ordinance.
He noted that the subject is a licensed bird breeder
and has permits for the birds. The officer suggested
that the issue of permits to raise birds be sent to the
code enforcement board.


SDec. 5, damage, 4800 block of Gulf Drive. The
victim reported he backed his vehicle out of the
driveway, heard a noise like escaping air and found
two of his tires were flat. Upon investigation, he
found that an unknown person had placed a sharp
object behind the tires so that they would be pen-
etrated when he backed out.
Dec. 5, noise, 5340 Gulf Drive, Surfside Cafe.
The officer observed the doors were open, heard a
live band performing and said the noise was exces-
sive. He notedthat he has issued verbal warnings in
the past for violation of the city's noise ordinance
but the owner continues to violate the ordinance. He
advised he owner that he would send the matter to
the code enforcement board.
Dec. 5, disturbance, 2700 block of Avenue B.
A party was crashed by 50 alcohol-drinking juve-
niles who fled when-police were called, said the re-
port.
Dec. 6, assistance, 5300 block of Marina Drive.
The officer assisted the subject by pushing a dis-
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sponded.
Dec. 6, assistance, Island Shopping Center.
The officer assisted a subject whose vehicle ran out
of gas.
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The complainant reported an alligator with its mouth
taped shut was floating in the canal. The officer no-
tified FGFF.
Dec. 7, parking, 300 block of 67th Street. The
complainant reported lawn care trucks were block-
ing the road. The officer asked the employees to
move the trucks.
Dec. 7, burglary, 2709 block of Avenue E. The
victims reported they returned from dinner and found
a laptop computer and case valued at $1,600 to $1,800
and an undetermined amount of cash were missing.
Dec. 8, suspicious, 4200 block of Gulf Drive on
the beach. The complainant reported a subject was
camping on the beach. The officer found the subject
setting up a tent and cooking on a camp stove. The
subject said he was staying at Sunbow Bay and came
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the day. He agreed to remove the tent and stove.
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custody.
Dec. 9, disturbance, 4500 block of Gulf Drive.
The complainant reported the subject took his truck
without permission. The officer stopped the subject,
who was driving the truck, and found she did not
have a valid driver's license. He locked the truck,
contacted the owner and took the subject home.
Dec. 9, warrant, 4500 block of Gulf Drive. The
officer responded in regard to a disturbance call, ran a
check and found the subject had an active warrant from
Manatee County. The subject was placed in custody.
Dec. 9, assistance, 100 block of 73rd Street. The
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Signaling Santa with a really, really big tree


What has to be the biggest "tree" in the area. was
lit for the holidays Saturday night, and will illuminate
the night sky for the rest of the year.
The folks with the Egmont Key Alliance and.Bob
Baker, a state park ranger who lives on the key, have
turned the 140-year-old lighthouse there into an 85-
foot-tall lighted Christmas tree through the use of 12
strands of bright white lights.
The festive evergreen-wannabe is clearly visible
from the north end of Anna Maria Island.
Speaking of Egmont Key, here's some history
about the 380-acre island at the mouth of Tampa Bay.
The island was named by a British explorer in the
1760s, dubbing it after John Percival, Earl of Egmont
and First Lord of the Admiralty.
In the 1850s, the U.S. Army held Seminole Indi-
ans on the island while awaiting transfer to reservations
west of the Mississippi River. In 1848, the first light-
house was built, but in September of that year a hurri-
cane seriously undermined the structure. The current
lighthouse was erected in 1858, and its 16-inch-thick
walls have weathered the elements ever since.
Fort Dade was established on Egmont Key in 1898,
and troops were stationed there until after World War I.
The Island must have been a pretty cushy post: not
a single shot was fired in combat from the 8-, 6- and 3-
inch cannon emplacements on the Island. To while
away the time, troops had use of a commissary, post
office, hospital, tennis court, football field, baseball


Island Sports

The week
that was...
By Kevin P. Cassidy


Basketball in full swing
The Anna Maria Island Community Center's youth
basketball season is under way with teams competing
in four age groups. The Premier Division is made up of
two Island teams of 14- to 16-year-old players and two
teams from the Police Athletic League.
Other leagues include the 11 to 13 Division I,
which has seven teams competing for bragging rights
on the Island. The 8- to 10-year-old Division II is com-
Sprised of nine teams, while the 5- to 7-year-old Divi-
sion III league has six teams.
I will be covering the three upper divisions in this
column due to the non-competitive nature of the
youngest division, which makes it difficult to include
game reports no score. Due to a problem with the
score book, there are no reports from Premier league
for this week. With that said, here is the action for this
week in Divisions I and II.
The Division II game of the week featured the best
individual performance as Michael Wallen scored 32
points in Dec. 8 game between Florida Yacht Connec-
Stion Lakers and Marco Polo Rockets. It went into over-
time tied at 27 all.
The Lakers held a 10-7 halftime lead but the Rock-
ets rallied behind the hot hand of Wallen, who scored
25 of his points after intermission, but it wasn't enough,
as Joey Mattay scored 13 of his 21 points in the fourth
quarter and the overtime period to lead the Lakers to
victory.
Matt Bobo's six points and Evan Hunt with four
points contributed to the close win for the Lakers, while
Danielle Mullen scored the other basket for the Rock-
ets as Wallen carried the scoring load.
Sign of the Mermaid Knicks rallied from a six-
point halftime deficit to take a 14-12 win over the
Beach House Hawks on Friday night, Dec. 11. The


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diamond, bowling alley, movie theater and gymna-
sium.
The U.S. Coast Guard took over the operation of
the lighthouse in 1939. A new electric beacon was put
in place in 1947, and was maintained by the Coast
Guard until 1989, when Guardsmen stood down from
the key. The current automated light was installed in
1990. The light flashes in 15-second intervals and can
be seen 28 miles at sea.
Park Ranger Baker and his wife took over duties of
taking care of the iIsland in 1989. They share the Island
with a score of ship's pilots who guide the ships into
and out of Tampa Bay.
The other residents of the key are gopher tortoises,
and scientists estimate the key has the densest popula-
tion of the little land turtles found anywhere in the
world.
As every boater knows, Egmont Key is a primo
destination for an afternoon visit, and Baker estimates


Knicks got balanced scoring as Nick Sato, Zach
Schield and Matt McDonough each scored four points,
while Bryan Pocino chipped in with one basket.
Sam Lott led the Hawks with eight points, while
Erik Stahr and Cory Stewart scored two points each.
Joey Mattay scored 16 points to lead Florida Yacht
Connection Lakers to a 21-18 win over Sign of the
Mermaid Knicks on Thursday. Evan Hunt added four
points and Matt Bobo scored one to support Mattay.
Matt McDonough's 12 points led the Knicks, who
also got four points from Spencer Carper and two from
Nick Sato, in taking the tough three-point loss.
Air & Energy Heat rode Nick Petrillo's 15 points
to a 25-20 win over Marco Polo Rockets on Saturday
afternoon, Dec. 13. Ryane Carden added six points and
Jarrod McKenzie scored four points to contribute to the
win.
Michael Wallen's 17 points led the Rockets, who
also got three points from Tanner Pelkie.
Sign of the Mermaid Knicks got balanced scoring
as all five starters scored in taking an 18-13 win over
Econo Lodge Hornets on Wednesday, Dec. 9. Matt
McDonough led the way with eight points while Nick


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standings, week ended


Dec. 10
Division I (11 to 13 years


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Wins


Division II (8 to 10 years
Team Wins
Beach House 4
Tree of Life 3
Marco Polo 2


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that more than 80,000 people visit the key annually. It's
not uncommon for 400 boats to surround the island on
a Saturday or Sunday.
Now, with the lighthouse bedecked with holiday
lights, there's a good chance at least one more person
will be able to find the Island come the night of Dec.
24 a jolly weight-challenged man in a red suit sit-
ting in a reindeer-powered sleigh.
Ho, ho, ho!

Really, truly final hurricane
update
I'd hoped to put hurricane season 1998 to bed last
week, but this report came up for me to pass along.
From the Associated Press: "State and federal di-
saster aid to Florida agencies and victims of Hurricane
Georges and Tropical Storm Mitch has topped $74
million."
The Florida Keys and Panhandle got about $71
million due to Georges, while the keys and Palm Beach
County got the rest thanks.to Mitch.
Thank goodness we were spared. It's probably not
too early to cross your fingers and hope for a mild hur-
ricane season for 1999.

Sandscript factoid
About 50,000 earthquakes of minor magnitude are
recorded worldwide every year. Larger earthquakes
have killed more than 1.5 million people since 1900.


Sato scored four and Spencer Carper, Bryan Pocino
and Zach Schield each scored two points.
Andrew Prudente paced the Hornets with eight
points, while Trey Andricks added four points.
Florida Yacht Connection Lakers used a balanced
scoring attack to take a 26-21 win over Tree of Life
Celtics on Saturday, Dec. 13. Joey Mattay paced the
Lakers with 12 points and was supported by Evan Hunt
with six points and four points each from Anthony
Rosas and Matt Bobo.
Brian DeBellevue led the way for the Celtics with
!,0 points, while Steven Faillace added seven in the
five-point loss.
Andrew Prudente poured in 22 points to lead
Econo Lodge Hornets to an easy 32-14 win over First
National Bank of Manatee Kings on Saturday. Nina
Brumley chipped in with four points while Heath
Fieke, Eric Distelhurst and Trey Andricks added two
points each.
Ethan Struber paced the Kings with 10 points.
Tyler Fitzgerald and Joel Mitchell contributed two
points each.
Bryants Recycled Treasures Spurs took a 24-6 win
over First National Bank of Manatee Kings behind
Chad Richardson's 12 points on Friday night, Dec. 12.
The Spurs also got six points from Sean Price and four
points from David Bryant.
Ethan Struber's four points and Tyler Fitzgerald's
two points paced the Kings.
Tree of Life Celtics rode a balanced scoring attack
to an easy 26-14 win over Marco Polo Rockets on
Thursday, Dec. 10. Stephen Faillace and Phelps Tracy
scored six points while Connor Bystrom, Brian
DeBellevue and Christin Chiles scored four each.
Michael Wallen scored 12 of his team's 14 points
in a losing effort. Danielle Mullen scored the other
basket for the Rockets.
Beach House Hawks got 18 points from Sam Lott
and four apiece from Erik Stahr and Stephen Faasse to
take a 26-13 win over Bryants Recycled Treasures
Spurs on Thursday night.
Chad Richardson and Jordan Pritchard paced the
Spurs with seven and four points respectively.
Tree of Life Celtics got six points from Steven
PLEASE SEE SPORTS, PAGE 28


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Mackerel, grouper this week's hot fishing tickets


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Good fishing continued last week off the Island.
Gulf fishers say grouper and mackerel fishing couldn't
get much better, while backwater guides report snook
angling really picking up naturally, since the season
has just closed.
Fishers at the Rod and Reel Pier report catches of
some drum, an occasional mackerel and a good week
for snook.
Anglers at the Anna Maria City Pier are reeling
in a lot of black drum, some grouper and on Saturday
night six snook were caught using large shrimp as bait.
Annie's Bait & Tackle said that Capt. Zack on the
Dee Jay II said he took Warren Fienga of Salon, Ohio,
out in the Gulf last week and he nailed a pair of cobia
at 24 and 34 pounds. They also hooked up with what
looked like a 100-pound tarpon on 12-pound gear
which stayed on fir 10 minutes and five jumps before
throwing the hook. In the backwater, action included
redfish to 30 inches, snook to 28 inches plus flounder,
pompano and bluefish.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair said he's
been doing well with mangrove snapper up to 16 inches
long and flounder.
Capt. Curt Morrison on the Neva-Miss said he's
getting into gag and red grouper up to 10 pounds about


10 miles out in the Gulf, plus kingfish, yellowtail snap-
per and mangrove snapper to three pounds.
Capt. Rick Gross said he's been doing well with
snook, limiting out on most trips and also bringing back
lots of Spanish mackerel.
On my boat Magic we've caught lots and lots of
Spanish mackerel, triggerfish, two legal-sized cobia, a
few keeper-sized snook, lots of small redfish and some
flounder.
Capt. Tom Chaya said he took a few days off last
week, but is back in action now.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said fishing could
not be any better inshore, with snook, redfish, flounder
and cobia highlighting the action. Offshore, mackerel
- both Spanish and king are coming on strong, as
are cobia, snapper and triggerfish. Red and black grou-
per are starting to come closer to shore, too.
At the Snead Island Crab House, Dave Johnson
said one lucky angler caught a 15-pound grouper in less
than three feet of water. Other reports include redfish,
snook and pompano in Terra Ceia Bay.
At the South Skyway Fishing Pier, action in-
cludes mackerel, mangrove snapper, flounder, small
sharks and grouper. There are also lots of Key West
grunts coming to the hooks.
Good luck and good fishing.


Unusual cycle-run race

to grace Bradenton Beach Sunday


A unique race in a unique place will take place
Sunday, Dec. 20, in Bradenton Beach, sponsored by
Village Bike Shop in Sarasota and 59th Street Bicycles
in Bradenton.
Called a cyclocross, the race will include bicycles
and running, said Jack Rich, one of the organizers of
the event.
"All of the race involves a bike," Rich said, "but
only.75 percent of the race is on a bike the rest of
the course calls for participants to carry their bikes."
' Titled the first Island Tropicross, the race will take
place atiCoquina;BeachBayside Park and will involve
the roadway on the east side of Gulf Drive, part of the
walkway ti Leffis Key and the series of small hills just
south of'the island. The race will begin at 8 a.m.
'."Onre of the great things about holding it on Co-
quina Beach Bayside' is the hills," Rich said. "You
just can't find any hills in this part of Florida, and I
think the racers will be very challenged by the roll-
ing course."
He said there will be no cycling on the hills, only
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the area.
The Tropicross is expected to draw more than
100 participants who will compete in two heats.
Unlike a more traditional race where the winner is
determined by finishing the course in the best time,
a cyclocross is a timed event based on the leaders of
the first lap.
Based on the length of time it takes for the leader
to finish one lap, the number of laps are then deter-
mined "on the run," so to speak, and then that number
of laps constitute the 60-minute race.
Categories are for men and women in both heats.
There will be no age divisions for cyclists in the
Tropicross, Rich said.
Cost for entry in the race is $20. Anyone inter-
ested in the race may pre-register at Village Bike
Shop, 7386 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota; or 59th
Street Bicycles, 5917 Manatee Avenue, Bradenton.
There will also be registration just prior to the event
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Pair of big cobia
Bruse Rosene of Longboat Key hoists a pair of cobia
he caught while fishing with Capt. Tom Chaya.


Horseshoe winners
Winners in the Dec. 12 horseshoe games
were Chris McNamara of Holmes Beach and
Ron Pepka of Anna Maria..Runners-up were
George McKay and Herb Puryear, both of Anna
Maria.
The weekly contests get underway every
Wednesday and Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna
Maria City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive. There
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SPORTS, FROM PAGE 26


Faillace, four points from Christen Chiles and two
points each from Connor Bystrom, Patrick Cole and
Phelps Tracy to take a 16-7 win over Air & Energy
Heat on Monday.
Nick Petrillo's three points and two points apiece
from Jarrod McKenzie an Brad Milks pace the Heat.
Sam Lott and Stephen Faasse combined for 23
points to lead Beach House Hawks to an easy 31-11
win over First National Bank of Manatee Kings on
Monday.
Lott finished with 13 and Faasse had 10 for the
Hawks who also got six points from Cory Stewart.
Ethan Struber led the Kings with six points while Joel
Mitchell added four in the loss.
The competitive, close games that highlighted Di-
vision II action just didn't happen in Division I, as most
of the games were virtually over by halftime. The Di-
vision I game of the week was Wyman Plumbing Pis-
tons 37-25 win over Island Discount Tackle Marlins on
Tuesday.
Josh Sato's 15 second-half points led the Pistons
down the stretch on the way to a game high 23 points
in the 12-point win. Also scoring for the Pistons were
Taylor Manning and Brittany Parker with four points
each, while Chase Parker, Dusty Andricks and Shane
Hamm each scored a basket.
Ben Miller dominated the low post scoring with 24
points to lead Coldwell Banker Pacers to an easy 48-
30 win over Island Real Estate Sonics on Monday.
Alex Miller and Nathan Miller added 10 and eight
points respectively to the win.
Mario Torres led the Sonics with 13 points while
; Daniel VanAndel added six points and Chris Nelson
five in taking the tough loss.
Jessie's Island Store Jazz rode the one-two scoring
punch of Ryan Bradley and Charlie Sauer to a 49-29
win over Island Real Estate Sonics on Monday. Brad-
ley scored 18 of his game-high 25 points in the second
half while Sauer added 18 points.
Mario Torres single-handedly tried to keep the
Sonics in the game as he scored 23 points, including
five three pointers. Chris Nelson added four points and
Billy Malfese two in the loss.
Wyman Plumbing Pistons got 18 points apiece
from Taylor Manning and Josh Sato in their 48-30 win
over Coldwell Banker Pacers on Thursday night. Chase
Parker added eight points while Brett Milks and Brit-
tany Parker each scored two points.
Ben Miller.scored 14 points to lead the Pacers,
while Alex Miller chipped in with 12. Nathan Miller
and Megan Schmandle added two points apiece.
Handy Trac Systems Nuggets rode a balanced
scoring attack to record a 53-26 blow-out win over Is-
land Discount Tackle Marlins on Friday. Seven of eight
Nugget players scored, led by B.J. Keim's 13 and


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Hunter Green's 12 points. Also scoring for the Nuggets
were Michael Pocino with eight, Eugene Distelhurst
and Kyle Dale with six points and Jessica Cramer and
Lorenzo Rivera with four points each.
Aaron Lowman scored 10 points to pace the Mar-
lins and was supported by Kyle Schweitzer with eight
and brother Greg with six points.
Tyler Krauss scored 18 points and Bobby Cooper
added 15 to lead Anna Maria Glass and Screen Suns to
a 45-25 win over Island Real Estate Sonics on Friday.
Brandon Roberts, Will Langston and Ben Holt com-
pleted the scoring for the Suns.
Chris Nelson led the Sonics with nine points while
Mario Torres and Daniel VanAndel each scored six
points.

IFC wins one, loses one
Island Football Club's Palma Sola Animal Clinic/
Islander Bystander took a close, 1-0 soccer decision
over Manatee West on Saturday, Dec. 12 then lost
a heartbreaking 2-1 game to Sarasota 2 on Sunday in
a torrential downpour.
Saturday's game saw the Islanders continue to play
great possession soccer as they dominated their oppo-
nents in the first half, but were unable to take advan-
tage of a strong wind blowing in their favor despite
keeping the ball at the Manatee West goal mouth for
the majority of the half.
The only goal came when Courtney Taylor got
pushed from behind as she carried the ball in on goal,
giving the Islanders a penalty kick. Sweeper Chris
Klotz finished the free kick giving Palma Sola Animal
Clinic/Islanddr Bystander the only goal they would
need thanks to goalie John Maser, who took player-of-
the-match honors.
The second half saw Manatee West putting pres-
sure on the Islander defense as they now held the wind
advantage, but Maser and the rest of the IFC defense
repeatedly turned them away.
Manatee West's best opportunity to score the
equalizer came midway through the second half when
Max Gazzo came over to clear the ball out of the IFC
penalty box and got flagged for a foul giving Manatee
West a penalty kick.
Maser guessed right and made a lay-out save on the,,
penalty kick to win the game for the Islanders and im--
prove their record to 5-2-2 putting them in the thick of
the battle for first place.
Sunday was a continuation of Saturday's effort as
the locals kept the ball in the Sarasota defensive end for
much of the first 20 minutes of the game yet had noth-
ing to show for it.
Late in the half, a Sarasota player got loose on a
breakaway to score, giving them a 1-0 lead. Five min-
utes later, Chris Klotz attempted to clear the ball out of
danger but the ball skidded on him and went to a
Sarasota player.
The Sarasota striker took the ball in on John Ma-
ser in goal, who made the initial save but got stepped
on as he tried to recover the bouncing ball. An alert


Sarasota player poked it into the goal for a 2-0 lead
going into halftime.
The Islanders picked up their level of play in the
second half, as the rain continued to fall from the sky
making the field a muddy mess. The Islanders players
seemed to enjoy the mud.
The remainder of the game was played in the
Sarasota defensive end except for a couple of
breakaway opportunities. The Islanders were unable to
capitalize on their many scoring chances except for
Taylor Manning's left-footed shot from the left edge of
the penalty box, which cut the score to 2-1, which is
how it ended.
Chris Klotz took home player-of-the-match honors
for his stellar play at sweeper, but the whole team is to
be applauded. They've made a 180-degree turn in the
way they are playing the game since their rough show-
ing at the Turkey Bowl.
Palma Sola Animal Clinic/Islander Bystander fin-
ishes their regular season with a pair of games next
Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 19 and 20. On Saturday
they travel to Ellenton for a 10:15 a.m. kick off against
North River at Buffalo Creek.
Sunday has them trekking down to Twin Lakes
Park in Sarasota for a 3 p.m. rematch with Sarasota 2
in a game that is sure to hold title implications.
Other IFC teams action this week has Beach Bis-
tros/Islander Bystander, who was idle last week, host-
ing North River 1 at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center for a 2 p.m. kick off.
Koala Tee/Islander Bystander travels to Lehigh for
an 11 a.m. game, which could be their last regular sea-
son game. Last week's game, in which Venice didn't
show up to play, may or may not be made up.
The Anna Maria Island Community Center's In-
door Soccer Tournament starts Thursday, Dec. 17, at
the Center. If you want to see some intense, fast-paced
soccer action, stop on by for a look.
For information and scheduling, call the Center at
778-1908.

Tennis anyone?
Anna Maria's Hqwie Banfield called and wanted
to let me know that there have been some great round-
robin tennis tournaments on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
'at the Community Center.
Banfield said that last week a girl from Toronto)
came and whipped up on notable Islanders including
Paul Kelly, Joe Hutchinson and Andy the Dentist.
Banfield has been playing at the Center and has
also been venturing around the state to other tourna-
ments. He is currently ranked 35th in the state in age
45 and over and looks to improve to perhaps as high as
30th if he finishes the last two tournaments of the sea-
son on a positive note.
Good luck Howie.
That's it for sports this week. I do want to wish my
lovely wife Jennifer a very happy birthday. (Just check-
ing to see if she reads my column.)
If you have sports news, call me at 778-3153.









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twin $129; futons (sofa by day bed at night) frame
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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.

EDUCATION MAJOR will tutor your child. Grades K-
8. $10 per hour. Call Sherrie at 778-0552.

WIR SPRECHEN DEUTSCH. German and Polish
folks interested in an authentic Christmas dinner,
please call 795-6000 for details. G-Noes is taking
advance reservations only.



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.













A BIG HOUSE ON KEY ROYALE
BIG PRICE REDUCTION NOW $229,000
611 Gladstone. 4BR/3.5BA/2 kitchen/2 car, 3,895 sq. ft.
under roof home including caged pool. Next to but not
on a canal. Owner anxious. $255,00. Now $229,000.
Doug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, FI 34216
Phone & Fax: (941)778-1222
E-Mail: dougdowling@earthlink.net
http://home.earthlink.net/-dougdowling/


BEST BUY ON THE ISLAND! End unit 2BR/2BA turnkey
furnished condo with spectacular views of the bay is yours
for only $148,900. Includes updated carpet, washer and
dryer. Just steps to the beach. Call Donald Pampuch 751-
1155. IB34309.
JUST WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING FOR! Adorable home
across the street from the beach. 2BR/2BA with jacuzzi, plus
den or 3rd bedroom. Cocktail pool under elevated home.
GREAT INVESTMENT! Good rental history. Possible owner
financing. $269,900. Call Connie Volts 751-1155. IB31724.
WAITING JUST FOR YOU! 3BR/1BA home has beautiful
views of the greenbelt all the way to the bay. Located on a
private cul-de-sac. Deck on 3 sides of the home. Call Donald
Pampuch 751-1155. IB34124.


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

1978 OLDS CUTLASS. Reliable transportation.
Needs water pump and windshield. Factory eight-
track, works perfectly. $200 obo. 778-5065.



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.

BOAT DOCK $75 per month. Private Location. City
water at dock. 620 Dundee, Key Royale, Holmes
Beach. 779-2022.

TWO MID 60'S, 40 hp, Johnson electric start motors.
Enough parts to make one run. $125 obo. 778-4506
or 779-2077, after 5.

OFFSHORE CHARTER FISHING with Captain
Glenn Corder aboard Deep South Half and full day.
For information call 778-1203 or mobile 713-5900.

WANTED DOCK TO rent. Need electricity and water
for 27-ft Sea Ray, monthly. 778-1767.


Key Royale Canalfront


Just Listed!
620 Hampshire Lane
Spacious 3BR/2BA home has a large Florida room with
preferred Southern exposure. 2265 square foot interior.
Excellent deep water canal. 85-foot dock. Across from
golf course. $299,000. Call Chris 778-6066


Price Reduced!
610 Dundee Lane
Open floor plan. 2 or 3BR/2BA canal home. Florida
room with fireplace opens to the pool and lanai. South-
ern exposure. 40' dock and davits. $269,900.Call Chris,
778-6066

Call Christine Shaw, 778-6066


I SOAL ACATIONRENALS- 91)77-76.


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

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 week-
ends, 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.

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.

LICENSED REAL ESTATE sales person wanted.
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.

RECEPTIONIST/SECRETARY WANTED. Part-time/
full-time Monday through Friday for tax office, Jan. 11
through April 15, 1998. Windows experience re-
quired. Apply Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3
p.m. 5500 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

DISHWASHER WANTED Monday through Friday,
full-time. Good hours, good pay for dependable
person. Apply at Brian's Sunnyside Up, 5348 Gulf
-Drive;- Holmes Beaoh.--- .... .. .-








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(941) 778-2291 P 0 Box 2150
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294


IHPECCAGLE CANALFROANT HARDER
Located in desirable Key Royale, this 3BR/2.5BA
waterfront residence offers a spacious, free-flowing
split bedroom design with walk-in closets, eat-in
kitchen, sliding doors opening onto a sunny screened
lanai, bright southern exposure, new boat dock and
seawall, gorgeous grounds, automatic sprinkler sys-
tem, barrel-tile roof, and more! The updated master
bath offers a whirlpool tub and attractive double van-
ity sinks. Beautiful ceramic tiled floors are found in
the kitchen and all bathrooms. Pricedto sell at
$345,000, including a Preferred One Year
Homeowner's Warranty!

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RECEPTIONIST FOR BUSY real estate office in
Holmes Beach. Must be able to handle heavy phone
traffic, light secretarial duties. Excellent attitude and
customer service a must! Call Carol at 778-6066 or
apply in person to 6101 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

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

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



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

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

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

AUTO DETAILING at your home or office, at your
convenience. Complete detailing includes wash, wax,
shampoo, engine and undercarriage cleaning, leather
& vinyl conditioned, tires and trim dressed and more.
Protect your investment. Call Damon at 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 developing
the mental skills vital for fast and efficient learning. Ages
six through adult. Free brochure. Free testing. Licensed
Cognitive Skills Therapist. Call 795-0303.

BANKRUPTCY $200, Divorce $150-$200. Adoption,
corporations, modifications, power of attorney, name
change, etc. Suncoast Paralegal Services 742-4788.

HOLIDAY CLEANING. Team of experienced House-
keepers. Island residents. Free estimates. Call
Sharon 778-7247 or Maureen 778-5717.

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.

DUMP TRUCK FOR HIRE. Shell, mulch, gravel
hauling of all kind. Shell delivered and spread, $25
per yard. C


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


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.


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 esti-
mate, Beverly 778-1945.


CANAL FRONT HOME in Longboat Key Village. Close to ULTIMATE SUNSETS and expansive views of Sarasota and
shopping and restaurants. Short walk to the Intracoastal and Longboat Key. Property consists of 2 separate houses and deeded
Gulf of Mexico. $204,000. Bob Burnett, 387-0048. R33906 boat dock. Main house features wood floors, fireplace and exquis-
ite master suite. $375,000. Van Bourgois, 761-0273. R27775


METICULOUSLY MAINTAINED residence
Quality built 4BR/3B featuring scores of upi
$580,000. Hal Gillihan, 778-2194. R34212

WATERFRONT
,MOUNT VERNON direct bayfront unit on first
level. Glass enclosed lanai, domed kitchen
ceiling, hurricane shutters. Partially furnished.
$105,000. Hal Gillihan, 778-2194. C34311
WATERFRONT RESIDENCE in gated
community on 1+/- acre. 3BR/3B, art studio or
4BR. Large open kitchen, family room, sun
room. Screened lanai, oversized 3-car
garage, workshop area. Reduced. $525,000.
Don Lewis, 746-3200. R29620
WONDERFUL FLORIDA HOME with dock on
Wamer's Bayou. Enclosed pool and large lanai.
Two fireplaces, zoned cooling and heating. Tiled
entry foyer, formal dining, living room and great
room. Deep lot. $750,000. Pat Willingham,
722-4412 or Del Couch, 722-3477. R34191


on sailboat water. BEACH HOUSE on Anna Maria. Breathtaking views of
grades and pool. Tampa Bay and Egmont Key, sea birds, porpoises and gor-
geous sunrises. Open floor plan, 3BR/2.5B, 2-car garage.
$595,000. Don Lewis, 746-6300. R34157
LOTS/ACREAGE MAINLAND
3 ACRES of bayfront property. Exceptional BEAUTIFUL WESTSIDE HOME on
luxury home site on Palma Sola Bay. double lot. 3BR/2B. Enjoy over 1,700 sq. ft.
$349,900. Sandy Drapala, 794-3354 or of living space inside a completely fenced
Kathy M4rcinko, 792-9122. L33635 yard for entertaining, kids or pets. $86,000.
Neville Demo, 747-0484. R33492
GREAT LOCATION. 2BR/2B with cathedral
ceiling, separate kitchen. New carpet and
paint throughout, tiled family room. Lakefront
OI LAsetting. $118,000. Pat Willingham, 722-4412
Available properties by the or Del Couch, 722-3477. C34195
WINDING GATED DRIVEWAY leads to a
week or by the month from custom-built quality constructed home
Anna Maria Island to Venice. surrounded by large oak trees. Designed
Call one of our rental and for entertaining. Pella doors and windows,
resort specialists, fireplace and pool area. $309,000. Barry
(941) 951-6668 or (800) 881-2222 and Krmberly Charles, 795-1273. R33179


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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Sandy's Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Lawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
W' A % We Monitor Irrigation Systems
Service INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
\778.1345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
Established in 1983_

Darrin Wash CARPENTRY
wfl "A DOOR EXPERT"
Serving the Island communities since
1988 with Island references.
DRY WALL, TEXTURE
& POPCORN REPAIR 778-1353

N]T'ii VO@S STATE LICENSED & INSURED
@VW'RU3@TK@ CRC 035261 EXPERIENCED
CONTRUCTIONJOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION
CONSTRUCTION Remodeling Contractors
CONSTRUCTION Building Anna Maria since 1975
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SSteven Kaluza 778-4173
Island References and Insured
SPainting Drywall Tile Doors Screens Etc ...



Residential Commercial
Check our references:
"Quality work at a reasonable price."
Licensed/Insured Serving Anna Maria Island Since 1986 778-2860

M WILSON WALL SERVICES
Specializing in Stucco & Ceiling Repairs
Building Restoration Water Damage
Interior/Exterior
a 25 Yrs Experience Island References 727-7247


Claudette Green's
Painting Co.
FREE ESTIMATES SENIOR DISCOUNTS
ILI Licensed
C:* Insured Bonded
,") 5Z Interior/Erterior
SResidential/Commercial
Longtime Island Resident
SProfessional, Courteous
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(941)778-8595



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Old Style Diner Mugs: $750
Island Shopping Center, H.B.


HIRING FOR SEASON
SERVERS
BUSSERS
FT & PT AM & PM
Needed efficiency expert,
Mr/Mrs Clean, Super
Salesperson and outgoing
friendly personality.
Come Work on The Beach!
We Will Train
Kitchen Help & Hostesses
Apply in Person
3-5PM Mon-Fri
Sandbar Restaurant
100 Spring Ave.
Anna Maria


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Commercial Residential
Custom Homes Remodeling

795-5955


Fax 795-6747


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DUTCH CLEAN Home cleaning service. We treat
your home like our own. Free estimates, call 941-
794-0103.

ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
advertising!



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 Have you been wanting to landscape your
yard? Call us for a free estimate or just come in and
see our large selection of Palm and Citrus trees,
annuals, and shrubs. 5704 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach 778-4441.


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



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

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

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

ALUMINUM/VINYL CONSTRUCTION, new installa-
tion/repairs, Soffits/Fascias, screen enclosures. In-
sured, references. Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts
778-0029.

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

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

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

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

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. Remodel-
ing, repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens, baths.
Free estimates. Lic#RC0045125, #RG0058589,
#PE0020374. Insured. Call 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, canalfront, 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.

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



Get It Together inc
Get organized: Home or Office
Affordable Confidential
Call me ... you need me ...
Edie Force, Major Organizer, 778-7916


ISLAND LUMBER
or HARDWARE
213 54th St., Holmes Beach 778-3082
OPEN. MONDAY thru FRIDAY 7:30 to 5 SATURDAY 8 to 12

r Joseph Harrison Painting
( Waterproofing to Driveway Staining
t Full Prep Drywall Repair
Power Washing Faux and Texture
Experienced Licensed Insured Call 778-7913

1 Window & Screen Cleaning Pressure Washing
0i0 G.G.'s Cleaning Service
Residential & Commercial Cleaning
Fe .(941)747-7077
Free Estimates Fully Insured & Bonded


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Holmes Beach

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Most Cars: $95*
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carriage, tires and rims all treated and
protected plus engine pressure cleaning.
$95 for small to mid-size cars. By
appointment, at your home or office. Your
car doesn't have to be driven anywhere! Let
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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. March and April open.
$3,500 month, $1,000 week. Special rates off sea-
son, 1-800-223-4472.

ANNUALS: 2BR/1BA duplex, 2303 Avenue C $725;
3012 Gulf Drive 1BR/1BA duplex, $500; Seasonals:
2BR/2BA Anna Maria Island Club $3,500; 2BR/23A
Runaway Bay $2,600; 2BR/2BA Bridgeport $2,300.
Call Suncoast Real Estate 779-0202.

HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA furnished 1,800 sf
home, 150 yards from beach, Gulfside. Washer/
dryer, all inclusive. Small pet negotiable, non-smok-
ing. 114 81st Street, 813-681-9111 .

BRADENTON BEACH 110 Bridge Street, commer-
cial building, 30-ft by 80-ft, air conditioned. Lease for
one year plus. Ed Z. 758-5838.

INFORMATION ON THE new proposed Bridge
Street.Village Towne Homes, retail or office space
and new reslaurani. Call Ed Z. 758-5838.

ANNA MARIA 4BR/2,5BA home with elevator. Beau-
lifulGulfviews Steqps-to beach, no pets or smokers.
Seasonal, four 6r five mQrths, $3,000 month. 941-
646-9233. . -, -

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

AINU~AL .PERICO- BAY VILLA 2BR/2BA.
Garage, glassed and tiled lanai, deck, immacu-
late, neutral colors. Most desirable location.
Pool, tennis, cable included. $1,200 per month.
Call Joyce 941-795-7934.

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

HOLMES BEACH 2BR/1.5BA Townhouse, steps to
wide sandy beach, completely remodeled, washer/
dryer, great neighborhood, close to everything. $795/
month annual, no pets 778-6743.

HOUSE FOR RENT Key Royale. Dec. 28 through
January 28. For information, call 502-769-1466.


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.

ANNUAL WESTBAY COVE 2BR/2BA, waterfront,
pools, tennis, close to all. Available now. Old Florida
Realty, 778-3377.

HOLMES BEACH SEASONAL rentals, 1BR and
2BR apartments. Heated pool, stone's throw to..
beautiful Gulf beach. 778-4368.

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.

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.

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.
r'l.ew licnen and tbaih .:.'ilh dock, $2,000. 795-0413.

CHARMING GULFVIEW 1BR/1BA, completely re-
modeled, sun deck, across from beach. $1,700 per
month, January through April. $595 per month, an-
nual. 761-9259.

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

RENTAL WANTED 2 or 3BR house on or near Gulf.
Three retired non-smokers, no pets. March 7
through 21. 508-336-2201.

BRADENTON BEACH lovely'private home on the
water. 2BR/2BA, garage, washer and dryer. Annual
$900. 778-6170.


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HOLMES BEACH 3BR/2BA single family home, two-
car garage, boat dock on wide canal, new carpeting,
and fresh paint. Annual or seasonal. Call 778-3778.

FURNISHED APARTMENT 1 BR/1 BA approximately
200-ft from beach, no pets. 108 77th Street, Holmes
Beach. 778-3267.

ISLAND GETAWAY One block to Gulf. Turnkey,
furnished, 2BR/1.5BA, washer/dryer, dishwasher,
ice maker. Small pet negotiable. $1,300 per month.
778-7098.

NICE 1BR UPSTAIRS. Three month minimum, steps
to beach, washer/dryer, turnkey, furnished, $1,200
per month. Must see! 813-985-6765.

BRIGHT AND CHEERY 3BR home. Walk to wide
sandy beach, washer/dryer, turnkey, furnished. Janu-
ary only, $1,200. 778-4473 or 779-2131.

VACATION APARTMENTS 2BR, $450, weekly
across from beach. Some January, February dates
available. Almost Beach Apartments 778-2374.

ANNA MARIA BAYFRONT duplex. Two blocks to
beach. 2BR/1 BA anriual rental. $750 per month, first,
last, plus security. After 5 p.m. 779-2008.

RETAIL SPACE ON Cortez Road West at 52nd
SStreet. 1,400-sq ft next to new Super Walmart. Heavy
traffic count, $1,500 per month plus utilities. Three-
year lease available. Marvin 756-1888.

COMMERCIAL SPACE. New building in East
Bradenton off new US 301. 6,000-sq. ft. includes
1,000-sq. ft. of offices. High overhead. All under air.
Long term lease available. Marvin 756-1888.

1BR VACATION APARTMENTS. Half block to
beach. Walk to shops and dining. Pets okay. Reason-
able rates. Call the White House. 778-2039.

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

j 2108 AVENUE B duplex. 1 BR/1 BA located one block
from beach. No pets. $450 rent plus $450 security.
Call 778-5807. Annual lease.


WATERFRONT PROPERTY. Be an informed buyer,
visit: http://www.flwaterfront.com.

REDUCED $45,000. WATERFRONT 4BR/4BA large
home. Three years new, many extras. $485,000, by
owner/broker. 130 Hammock Road, Anna Maria.
778-6155, Appointment only.

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

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

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

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.

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
minutes from island. $129,900. 795-5383 or
792-3081.

FOR SALE HOLMES Beach duplex. 3BR/1BA and
2BR/1 BA, fully rented. One block to beach, updated,
100-ft by 117-ft lot. $172,500. 795-0413.

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

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


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

LONGBOAT KEY on the bay. Incredible view. Beau-
tiful 2BR/2BA-home. Immaculate landscaping. Na-
ture lover's delight, bird watcher's paradise, and dol-
phins at your door. Fisherman's dream. Reduced to
$299,000. 941-387-8054.

CONDOMINIUM ON BRADENTON Beach. 2BR/
2BA on bayside with boat dock. Great for investors
or current annual tenant will move with adequate
notice. Small complex with lowest maintenance fee
on island. $135,000. Call for details 753-6462.

HOW TO ADVERTISE
DEADLINE: MONDAY NOON for Wed. publication.
UP to 3 line minimum includes approximately 21
words $8.00. Additional lines $2.50 each. Box:
$2.50. Ads must be paid in advance. Stop by or mail
to 5404 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, FL 34217. We're
located next to Chez Andre in the Island Shopping
Center. More information: 778-7978.


EQUAL
HOUSING
OPPORTUNITY
All real estate adver-
tising herein is subject
to the Fair Housing
Act, which makes it il-
legal to advertise "any
preference, limitation
or discrimination
based on race, color,
religion, sex, handicap, familial status or na-
tional origin, or intention to make any such
preference, limitation or discrimination." Famil-
ial status includes children under age of 18 liv-
ing with parents or legal custodians, pregnant
women and people securing custody of chil-
dren under 18. This newspaper will not know-
ing accept any advertising for real estate which
is in violation of the law. Our readers are
hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in
this newspaper are available on an equal op-
portunity basis. To complain of discrimination
call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777, for the
hearing impaired (TDD) 1-800-543-8294.


REDUCED Panoramic bayfront with
spectacular views of bay and intracoastal
from this 3BR/2BA home. Deep water
dock & lift. Great central location. Re-
duced at $369,500. Call Dave Moynihan
778-2246, Eves. 778-7976. #28633

BEAN POINT SHOWCASE Custom
remodeled 2BR/2BA beach house.
Numerous custom amenities and lush
native landscaping. $299,900. Michael
Advocate 778-2246, Eve's. 778-0608.
#30509
BEAUTIFUL BAYFRONT Bayou views from
this 2BR/2BA Sunbow Bay Condominium.
Immaculate condition, elegantly furnished.
Pool and tennis. Walk to beaches and
shopping. $135,000. Call Jim LaRose
727-2800, Eves. 383-0486. #34282.


BEST BUY ON THE ISLAND 2BR/1 B
completely redone inside. Central air. All
18-inch ceramic tile floors, roof about
three years old. Carport and fenced back
yard. $129,500. Call Harold Small 778-
2246. Eves. 792-8628. #32896

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

ISLAND HOMESITE Terrific views of
Tampa Bay from this large corner lot lo-
cated on the north end of Anna Maria Is-
land. Lot is cleared and ready for con-
struction. $129,900. Dave Moynihan
778-2246, eves. 778-7976. #31448


3BR/3BA ELEVATED HOME. Open and airy greatroom with
fireplace and oak floors. Master suite has his-and-hers walk-in
closets, whirlpool tub with separate shower. Screened deck over-
looks the boat ramp and dock with electric and water hook up.
No bridges. Ample parking and storage under 2,100 sq. ft. of air
conditioned space. Asking $369,900. Please call 795-7805.




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trees. Two-zone A/C plus many upgrades.
$273,500. Call Dick Maher or Dave Jones
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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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spa, elevator. $269,000 Lynn Hostetler 778-
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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.


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


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


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.


ELEVATED HOLMES BEACH HOME, reason-
ably priced 2BR/2BA, large covered deck, nicely
landscaped, private fenced backyard, large ga-
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SOUNDS OF THE PAST

BY RICHARD SILVESTRI / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ


ACROSS
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6 Come clean
12 Diner bottle
18 Harangue
19 Carol opening
20 Property receiver
22 Cook on the
screen
23 "Three's
Company"
co-star
24 Harder to plow,
perhaps
25 Finish last in a
renting contest?
27 Luster on
display?
29 This side of
30 Plunge suddenly
32 Thirst quenchers
33 Genealogy word
34 Deseeders
35 Spider-Man
creator Lee
36 Have relevance
38 Fools
40 Top gun
41 A nephew pf
Donald's
42 Beat
43 Commodities
exchange area
44 1899 warrior
45 Dodge
46 Breastwork


50 Took wing
53 Panel of tiresome
people?
56 Manchurian
border river
57 Collegiate starter
58 Seeger of song
59 Witch's place
60 Team number
61 Put away
62 Brand of sauce
63 One of the
wealthy
64 Jackson 5
member
65 Bough
66 Sound off
68 Mane area
69 Chairperson?
70 Abu Dhabi
bigwig
71 Ship perfume?
73 Many chords
74 Rally
76 Bob in the
Olympics
77 "The Grapes of
Wrath" name
78 Alliance for
Progress grp.
79 Sound of a step
81 Rein in
82 It ends in Oct.
85 U.S. Open
champ, 1985-87
88 Roger Rabbit
et al.
89 Suffers
90 Builder's choice
91 Profitable
extraction


92 Sectional
93 Recipe verb
95 Orbital point
96 Bridge-support
combine?
100 Payoffs to chart
makers?
102 Nominal
103 Self-important
sort
105 Fit for farming
106 Another
107 Undivided
108 Stirred up
109 Searches blindly
110 Become whole
again
111 Two of Henry's
six
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element #34
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Minos
3 Chorus section
4 Significant
person?
5 Shade of blue
6 Remote
7 Inventorof the
stock ticker
8 Scrap
9 J.F.K. arrival
10 Western tribe
11 As the case may
be
12 1974 Oscar
winner
13 Bitter drug
14 Castilian
kinsmen


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31 VCR button
35 Sought damages
37 Annapolis frosh
38 Go public with
39 Remain sober?
41 Ground-
breaking person
42 Like Galahad
43 Sky pilot
44 Group of beer
drinkers?
45 On the portly side
46 Put to the test
47 Ornamental film
48 On a high
49 After-class aides
50 St. Louis Browns
Hall-of-Famer
51 In installments
52 Kind of clock
53 Get one's feet wet
54 Present
55 Go with the flow
58 Origami supply
62 Tournament flora
67 City in the Ruhr
68 Can't do without
69 Grumbler
72 Phylum
subdivision
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75 Batman after
Michael


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79 Hot and sour
soup ingredient
80 Oven pan
81 Stronghold
82 Put out of
commission


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84 No longer green
85 Numbers game
86 Astray
87 Like "it"
88 Australia's-
Strait


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90 Turn badly? cuisine
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Suites plus owners quarters. $550,000. Laura
McGeary 778-2261. MLS#34258


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KEY ROYALE BIMINI BAY waterfront. Enclosed solar-
heated pool has been made part of home. View down the
bay to the right and Key Royale bridge, and waterway to the
left. $449,000. Rose Schnoerr 778-2261. MLS#29785


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room w/fireplace, breakfast bar, vaulted ceilings
& new Berber carpet. $129,900. Tom & Kitty
Frost 778-2261. MLS#34188


MANATEE RIVER FRONT 4-5BR home with
guest quarters. Protected boat dockage avail-
able. Warners East Bayou. $595,000. Rose
Schnoerr 778-2261. MLS #33451


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Perico Bay Club-Gated Community, 2/2 pool,
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S1,100-S2,400
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PALMA SOLA PARK Great home on large
beautifully landscaped lot. Community marina &
dock. $140,000. Tony Tiberini, 778-2261.
MLS#34134


HOLMES BEACH Affordable 3BR/2B Island home
in Bay Palms. Canal more than seven feet deep at
high tide. Direct access to bay, room for pool.
$239,000. Piroska Kallay, 778-2261. MLS#31551



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