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FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE DECEMBER 30, 1998


Islander of year: Principal Jim Kronus


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
Following 25 years of tough love,
tender care and spirited leadership, Prin-
cipal Jim Kronus is leaving Anna Maria
Elementary School.
It will be a tearful good-bye on Jan.
29, Kronus' last day, but leaving the
"school by the bay" is only a "turning
point."
Kronus is retiring after 25 remarkable
years as principal. Ironically, his first
teaching assignment was at the school
back in 1966-68 where he taught a fifth-
and sixth-grade combination classroom.
He recalls there being 10 teachers and 250
students and making $4,900 a year.
After graduating from Wagner Col-
lege in Staten Island, N.Y., in 1965 with
a bachelor's degree in elementary edu-
cation and a master's in administration
and supervision, Kronus moved south to
the Sunshine State.
He returned to New York for one year
to teach, but quickly came back to Florida,
saying he had "sand in his shoes."
He started in 1969 in Bradenton at


Laid back
Anna Maria Elementary School Principal Jim Kronus is looking forward to a
laid-back retirement but first he 'II be honored as The Islander Bystander's "1998
Islander of the Year," having served 25 years as the school's leader. Kronus will
step down in January. Islander Photo: Susan Kesselring


Ballard Elementary School and spent
two years there, then to Bradenton El-
ementary School, where he spent a year.


He then moved to Manatee Elemen-
tary School for a promotion to assistant
principal. He was made principal the


next year and stayed in that position one
year before arriving full circle from his
first teaching assignment to take the
reins of principal at Anna Maria El-
ementary School in 1974.
Kronus will forever live in the
community's heart, as Anna Maria will
live in his. They've shared a journey
together and through the years both,
Kronus and his community of students,
have stayed in contact with one another.
"We have children now of children I had
when I was a teacher," said Kronus.
The Webb family came to his mind.
"The Webbs who used to own the drug-
store," he said. "Joe Webb was in my
class and now Joey Webb is a student."
Many kids have come back with
their children, for many generations, he
said. "I try to remember every child's
name if I can possibly do that."
Kronus doesn't think Island kids have
changed over the years. "I still think they
have the free spirit about them. Island chil-
dren have access to many activities, even
SEE KRONUS, NEXT PAGE-


Cortez 'Trojan Horse' comes home at last


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
The Trojan Horse is back in Cortez. and how it
returned there is about as peculiar a tale as anyone
needs.
SThe late artist Robert Sailors, owner of the Cortez
Schoolhouse, had the horse sculpture made of stainless
steel, and bolted it to concrete in the garden of the old
school, which he had turned into a home and studio.
Two weeks ago it disappeared. At 6 1/2 feet high
and 6 1/2 feet long, just how it was freed and moved
remains a mystery.
Last Sunday afternoon an anonymous phone call
sent Bradenton Beach Police Officer Charles Sloan to
an apartment at 2407 Avenue C. There, his report said,
he spoke to Nancy K. Bryant about a horse, and she
showed him a small horse statue in the living room.
He went to his car, he said, got a copy of last
week's Islander Bystander and showed her the picture
of the Cortez horse. Oh, she said, that statue. And led
the way to a bedroom, where the large Cortez statue
was chained to a small safe.
"Old safe, new chain," the officer observed.
Bryant told him, Officer Sloan reported. that her
boyfriend, Robert Goodman, and another man brought
it in a pickup truck and carried it upstairs to the apart-
ment. She thought Goodman paid the pickup driver
$100 for the horse.
Arriving about then, Goodman told Sloan that he
and Bryant had been driving around and saw the statue
in a pickup and liked it, so he bought it for $ 100.
Bryant eventually told Sloan that she had seen the
story and photo of the horse in the Islander but wasn't
sure of the best way to get it back to Cortez.
The officer called Anne Douglas's, the Bradenton


attorney who represents Sailors' estate. She in turn
called Karen Bell, the bright and knowledgeable
Cortez activist.
Bell arranged for her fiance, Paul Brugger, and
a friend to haul the horse home in their pickup. They
stored the stainless-steel steed safely at the A.P. Bell
Fish Co. plant, which Bell helps manage with her
family.
The statue "will be reinstalled at the school, as
soon as we figure out who will do the installing,"
Bell said.
Bradenton Beach police, meanwhile, turned their


Wishes semi-unfulfilled for holidays


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Never underrate: 1. the power of the press or, 2.
Santa Claus.
Together they produced a van at least for a
worthy cause.
A month before Christmas, The Islander By-
stander printed its annual Wish List, a special section
detailing what the good folks in helpful organizations
wanted most for Christmas so they could best serve
fellow Islanders throughout the coming year.


It seems to have worked wonders here and there.
Where Santa fell short, he's still aiming to please dur-
ing his off-season.
The van was a Christmas gift to the Anna Mairia
Island Historical Society from members Bubba and
Martha Stewart. "'We are so very pleased," said
Carolyne Norwood, executive administrator.
"It opens whole nc, vistas for us. With a van to
carry materials, we can take our Island history to

SEE WISHES, NEXT PAGE


Horse finds its
way home -
with a little help
This 6 1/2-foot-tall stain-
less steel horse turned up
missing from the old
Cortez schoolhouse
grounds last week, then
turned lp inl an apartment

Week. It will be reinstalled
Sat the school. Islander
Phorto: Paul Roat










with jurisdiction in Cortez.
No charges have been filed.
And in good journalistic fashion, we'll naturally
refrain from mentioning anything about Of icer "Cow-
boy" Sloan "roping" the missing "steed" and "wran-
gling" it back home to its "Cortez corral."


SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
O p in io n s .......................................... ...... 6
Those Were the Days ............................. 7
Announcements ................... ............... 10
Streetlife .................. ...... ................. 18
S po rts ................................. ... ... ...... .. 20
Sandscript ......................... ............. ........... 22
Anna Maria Island tides ............................... 23
Real estate ............................... ........ 24
Crossw ord puzzle .................................... .... 32


THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND






Mj PAGE 2 0 DECEMBER 30, 1998 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Anna Maria candidates invited to talk issues


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
The Islander Bystander will host a public forum for
candidates in the upcoming Anna Maria election at 7
p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28. The forum will be at city hall,
10005 Gulf Drive, and will be preceded by a brief
"meet the candidates" period beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Two seats on the city commission will be sought
by four people. Incumbents George McKay and Doug
Wolfe have both filed papers to seek reelection; they
are challenged by Jason Cimino and Ellen Trudelle.
The top two vote-getters will take office.
The election is Feb. 9. Anyone wishing to cast a
ballot in the election has until Jan. 11 to register to vote,
with voter registration forms available at city hall and






Fond farewell
Anna Maria School
Principal Jim Kronus
bids goodbye to the
Island at the end of this
week. Islander Photo:
Paul Roat








Kronus
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
though they may not think so," he said, "through the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, through churches, scout-
ing, proximity to water, easy availability to fish, swim,
boat and surf more than kids inland have."


at The Islander Bystander office, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.
The forum, moderated by Islander Publisher
Bonner Presswood, will include written questions from
the floor plus queries posed by the newspaper. Candi-
dates will be provided time for brief opening and clos-
ing remarks.
McKay, 54, has served on the commission since
1988.
Wolfe, 62, is currently serving as vice mayor. He
has been in office since the 1988 election.
Cimino, 29, is employed as a server at Da Giorgia
restaurant in Holmes Beach. Trudelle, 48, is a food
service worker at Anna Maria Elementary School
where she has worked for 15 years.


So the question on everyone's mind is what's next
for Kronus?'
"I'm looking forward to a Sunday night and a
Monday morning," he said. "So that I don't have to go
to bed on a Sunday thinking of all the things I have to
do on Monday."


All Islanders are welcome at the forum.


Longboat chamber
picks officials
Officers and five new directors have been
elected by the Longboat Key Chamber of Com-
merce, with Jo Ann Wolverton named chairman of
the board for 1999.
Other officers will be Gary Rogers, chairman-
elect, and Chuck Vollmer, treasurer. Elected to
three-year terms on the board of directors were
Veronica Brady, Larry Burke, Chris Lynch, John
Raleigh and W.O. Whitney.


Reading the newspaper and drinking his coffee is
also in the top 10 of things to do. He said, "I like to
work in the yard, I enjoy gardening. I like to mow the
lawn and hedge."
He also plans on spending six months of the year
with his wife Delana at their place in Island Pond, Vt.
He said their cabin on a lake is located 20 miles from
the Canadian border.
Kronus said he's thankful for all the people that
gave of themselves to the school over the years. "I have
always loved this job. I have the best job in the world.
I have been truly blessed. Why I was selected to have
that, I don't know. I have a wonderful family, the com-
munity is terrific, they've always supported the school,
the parents are great, the staff is outstanding. We have
extremely dedicated teachers. Everyone of them in their
own way creates a positive learning environment.
"Retiring doesn't mean you stop working, it's just
a turning point," he said.
We knew he deserved our annual honor when he
turned up at a recent reception at Manatee High School
honoring a former AME student. We were told he does
that regularly staying in touch and paying respect to
former students and their achievements.
Here's hoping he stays in touch with Anna Maria.


Wishes
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1


schools and other organizations, even all around Mana-
tee County.
"So we need more volunteers to do that. And we
are establishing a fund to pay for insurance for the van,
buy license tags and other expenses."
At the Anna Maria Island Community Center,
where the biggest wish is for $40,000 in donations from
the community to match the challenge of Charles and
JoAnn Lester and an estate gift, the count at presstime
was $23,000.
The Center has until Dec. 31 to collect funds for
the endowment trust to meet the challenge and double
its donations, so write your check and get it postmarked
fast.
Friends of the Island Library found Santa generous
- he delivered on both of their fondest wishes. They
wanted more people to join the group, and they got
them.
"One lady even cut the article out of The Islander
Bystander and sent it along with a $100 donation and
joined the Friends," said Mercedes Thornburg.
And they asked for cookbooks to be offered at the
annual sale Jan. 23, and "we got tons of them. It will
make a great event for us."
Tingley Memorial Library in Bradenton Beach
also fared well with its wish list. It wanted books and
it got books, "lots and lots of books," said Carol
Sandidge. They will be sold at the library in conjunc-
tion with the Bradenton Beach Street Festival Feb. 6
and 7. Also on the list were volunteers, and they have
showed up too, with more expected as winter people
swell the population.
The Longboat Key Center for the Arts is still at the
nail-biting stage for its principal wish, $145,000 to fill
out its $500,000 to match a $500,000 bequest and start
its $2.5 million expansion and renovation. The pros-
pects for meeting the midnight Dec. 31 deadline seem
excellent, said Center Director Beth Cunningham. As
for a wish for more volunteers, they are expected to
start arriving with the season.
Just across the Cortez Bridge on the mainland, the
Cortez Community Center got several computers it had


I
Christmas wishes do come true
Sinclair "Bubba" and Martha Stewart donated this van just in time for the holidays to the Anna Maria
Island Historical Society. It is painted with the society's and logo. Executive Administrator Carolyne
Norwood said the van will be used to transport historical artifacts and photo displays to area shows and
schools. The society plans to develop a traveling'display about the history of the Island to take to local
schools. Islander Photo: Pat Copeland.


put high on its wish list, and now needs a Santa's helper
in the form of a computer repair person. The center also
needs a pool table, said Treasurer Mary Fulford Green.
Also in Cortez, the Cortez Village Historical Soci-
ety asked for "a good strong program to preserve the
village's history in the old school building," and help-
ers in the village and in county government and other
organizations are working on it.
Still waiting for Santa to produce are Off Stage
Ladies, who need a long folding table and more mem-
bers, and the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
merce, which hopes for furniture, gallery lights and a
copy machine.


A couple more longer-range projects for Santa
were from Blue Fulford of Cortez. He is president of
both the Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage and the
Cortez chapter of Organized Fishermen of Florida. He
too wants development of the old Cortez school build-
ing in a way that keeps the village's heritage alive al-
teration of the offshore net fishing ban to equalize Gulf
and Atlantic coast fishermen, and another fine
Fishermen's Festival in February. They are down the
road from Christmas and need help, and may well get
enough to make the wishes come true.
But the year is not yet out, and the holiday's not yet
over. Is there any more holiday cheer left among us?






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER E DECEMBER 30, 1998 0 PAGE 3 II[]


Anna Maria City Pier vandalized again


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
Out with the old and in with the new.
Doors, that is.
Random acts of vandalism at the Anna Maria City
Pier have been an ongoing problem for some time. Dur-
ing the weekend of Dec. 18, the door to the bait shop was
kicked in and approximately $1,000 worth of merchandise
was stolen.
Since then a new.door has been installed.
John Home, operator of the Anna Maria Oyster Bar
restaurant on the pier, said he believes it was more than
one person. He said they stole seven cases of beer, fish-
ing rods, tackle, lobster meat, grouper, white fish, shrimp,
a cooler and $10 of quarters from a register they destroyed.
Home said they used the restaurant's handcart to
make trips out to the getaway vehicle, which made him
realize they didn't come by water. When finished with the
cart, they tossed it in the water.
Repairs resulting from vandalism to the pier runs
Home between $7,000 to $10,000 a year, he said. He has
replaced the bathroom doors which are occasionally
kicked in because they are locked at night. He has replaced
locks, storage closets and has had to clean up graffiti.
He said one person stole the hand-painted snook he
had glued to his menu board, though he can't imagine


anyone wanting to hang it because so much damage was
done as it was pried from the wall.
Mayor Chuck Shumard announced at a Dec. 22 com-
mission meeting that something needs to be done about
the situation at the city pier because it keeps recurring.
"What it's come down to, and we really don't want
to do it, but we'll have to consider it," Shumard said, "is
fencing it off at night and at a certain hour close it down."
He said police patrol the area, but when the lawbreak-
ers see a police car, they know they have time to commit
a crime before the patrol returns.
Home said he thinks Manatee County sheriffs depu-
ties "should patrol a little better at night." He said the most-
recent perpetrators had to make more than one trip off the
pier to haul away $980 worth of goods.
Commissioner Max Znika recommended the city of-
fer an award for the capture of lawbreakers. He suggested
the city and Home each throw $1,000 or $2,500 into a pot.
Jason Cimino, a candidate in the upcoming election
for a commission seat, said he thinks it's extreme, shut-
ting down the pier, when other options exist. He suggested
installing surveillance cameras. Shutting it down because
of one person isn't fair, he said.
Commissioner Robert McElheny said the commis-
sioners didn't intend to give the impression they would
close the pier down at night.


Cultural programs start at Center


A series of programs from French to qigong
will begin Tuesday, Jan. 5, at the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria City.
"Mme. Charlotte" will. teach French along
with coffee, croissants and conversation Tues-
days and Thursdays, beginners meet at 9 a.m. and
advanced students at 10 a.m.
Writing clearly and entertainingly will be
taught in classes beginning at 11 a.m. Friday,
Jan. 8, by Diana Milesko, who has written books


as well as articles for newspapers and magazines.
Bunny Burton will instruct line dance classes
starting Friday, Jan. 8, at 10:30 a.m.
Also on Friday, beginning at 10:15 a.m., will be
bridge lessons with Larry Auerbach, an eight-week
session at $64 for members, $80 for nonmembers.
And starting Friday from 9 to 10 a.m: will be
classes on the Chinese practice of qigong, com-
bining movement and meditation.
Interested persons may register and receive
further information by calling 7.78-1908.


He said, "With emphasis on it and people paying at-
tention to it, the problem will go away and we'll end up
catching somebody before it's all over."
Home said he has considered putting in surveillance
cameras but, he said, "They're not foolproof either." He
said the pier's alarm system malfunctioned the night of the
robbery.
Shumard said he hated to hurt innocent people, but
hopefully by passing the word around about possible clo-
sure of the pier, trouble will be deterred in the future.


Anna Maria City
None scheduled

Bradenton Beach
1/7, 7 p.m., Commission meeting


Holmes Beach
1/5, 9 a.m., Commission work session
1/6, 7 p.m., Parks and Beautification Advisory
Board meeting


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Don't let time run out

Every cent counts with only two days remaining!


40,000 Matching Fund Challenge


Please make your contribution to the Anna Maria Island Community Center Endowment Trust today.
Every dollar contributed from now until the end of 1998 will be be generously matched by Holmes
Beach residents Charles and JoAnn Lester and an estate gift.


YES, COUNT ME IN!
Name
Address
Phone
Q Amount $
Q I would like my gift in honor of:
U I would like my gift to be in memory of:
L Please bill me for my pledge amount.
Please make checks payable to the
Anna Maria Island Community Center and
mail your matching-fund contribution to
P.O. Box 253, Anna Maria FL 34216.
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Don't let time run out for the hundreds
of kids that rely on the Anna Maria
Island Community Center.
Hurry ... make your contribution today.
Anna Maria Island Community Center,
P.O. Box 253, Anna Maria FL 34216.


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






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 DECEMBER 30, 1998 0 PAGE 5 I[


Building official: resort can't have 11th unit


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
The Aquarius Beach Resort, 105 39th St., can rent
10 units but not an 11th unit, said Holmes Beach Build-
ing Inspector Bill Saunders.
Last month commissioners directed Saunders to
determine if the 11th unit meets code according to
ground coverage, setbacks and the like. In his investi-


The West Side and Anna Maria Fire Districts
held their annual awards banquet Dec. 5 at the
Bradenton Elks Lodge. The following firefighters
and volunteers were honored:
Firefighter of the Year: Dayrl Burkle
Campaign Awards for response to the
Osceloa County tornadoes: Brett Pollock, Jim
Leigh, John Flynn and Brent Kruse.
CaImpaign Awards for response to Firestorm
'98: Rich Losek, Dayrl Burkle, Brent Kruse and
Mark Fransen.
Service Awards: Christy Haymore, Dayrl
Burkle and Nancy Wyatt, three years; John
Stump, Glen Beck and Larry Revell, five years;
Linda Brown, Sherry Jernigan and Pam Reid, 10
years; and Bruce McKenzie and Dan Stephens, 15
years.
Top Responders: Dayrl Burkle, Charlie


gation, Saunders learned that the 11th unit is not a sepa-
rate, rentable unit as commissioners had believed.
"It's all part of the motel and therefore, can't be
rented as it was thought earlier," Saunders said. "An
11 th unit would be illegal."
The unusual issue involving the number of allow-
able rental units at the resort came to the commission's
attention from Code Enforcement Officer Walter


Wilson, Chris O'Kelly, Mark Fransen and John
Ingold.
Top Cadet Responder: Nat Bergbom.
At-A-Boy: Bruce McKenzie.
At-A-Girl: Jane Maddox.
Hero of the Year: Rich Losek.
1998 Firematics Team National Champions:
Team Captain Dan Stephens, Rick Losek, Tim
Hyden, Tom Owen, Bruce McKenzie, Dennis
Dotson, Jeff Lonzo and Ronnie Fincher.
EMT School graduates: Courtney Mathis,
Nancy Wyatt, Justin Alexander, Andrea Edwards,
Joe Ingram and Brian Mickolay.
Fire School graduates: Chris O'Kelly, Todd
Pierce, Andrea Edwards, Christy Haymore, Nancy
Wyatt, Justin Alexander and Darren Vollmer.
Paramedic School graduates: Larry Revell
and Bob Devereaux.


Wunderlich.
The motel's owner, John Pace, had been renting 10
units but his city license is for nine units. Pace said that
when he and his wife purchased the property in 1991,
10.units were being rented and they assumed all 10
were legal.
Pace said he has changed the number on his city
license for eight years from nine to 10 and the city
never questioned it. However, when he and his wife
moved recently and live-in motel unit became avail-
able, he changed the number nine to an 11. That's when
Wunderlich noticed it, Pace said.
According to city research, prior to 1981 the owner
was renting nine units and was living in one, or used
it for an on-premise manager. The 11th unit was added
in 1981 and was approved by the city council at the
time as an expansion of a non-conformity for a model/
recreation room.
The approval came with a stipulation that no more
than 10 units be occupied. The 1981 council minutes
stated that the 11th unit was to be used as a model to
promote the sale of time share units. It was to be turned
into a recreation room after the 10 units were sold.
Current commissioners thought that the 11th unit
could be rented like any other rental in the R-4 zone,
which has a one-week minimum rental.
"When-we go back to the minutes, it was said there
would never be more than 10 occupied units and one
recreation room," Saunders said. "I think it would be-
hoove Mr. Pace to come in with a plan showing a rec-
reation room, create that recreation room and invite us
to inspect it and approve it as such."


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Public Notice

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a GENERAL
ELECTION will be held in the City of Holmes Beach-
on Tuesday, March 9, 1999 from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
This election is being held for the purpose of
electing three (3) City Commission member for two
year terms office each.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that petitions may be
filed to have the names of candidates placed on the
ballot from 12:00 noon on January 5, 1999 to noon
on January 19, 1999. Candidate qualifying informa-
tion may be obtained at City Hall, 5901 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach, Florida. All candidates must
comply with the Florida Public Disclosure Law at the
time of filing.

ALL PRECINCTS within the City will vote at
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, Florida.
Voter registration books will close Monday, February
8, 1999.
City of Holmes Beach
Brooke A. Bennett
City Clerk


An Open Letter


to Voters

Subject: Proposed City Solid
Waste Service Versus Private
Bradenton Beach Solid Waste Service
Commissioner Gail Cole
Dear Vaters :
I want to thank the citizens of Bradenton Beach for their attendance at
the public forum on sanitation on Dec. 15. I assure all citizens that your concerns
are my concerns.
During that meeting Mayor Drescher presented a statement with points out-
lining her concerns with our city providing sanitation services.
I believe in saving taxpayers money for the essential services provided by the
city. The city can provide these services for a lower rate than private vendors, since
the city is not bound to incur a profit. Benefits of a city retaining it's own services
include local job opportunities, personal customer service, keeping dollars in the
.community, and most of all, a sense of community independence. I would like the
city to continue to provide these services, as long as it is cost effective.
The mayor stated: "Currently, I believe that we are the only municipality in
Manatee County not recycling. Yes, we have dumpsters at Coquina Bayside, but
it is what we call mixed recycling, which means most of it goes to the landfill be-
cause it isn't pure cans, glass, etc."
The truth is that the city pays $8,000 per year to empty these dumpsters. The
contractor takes these dumpsters not to a landfill, but to a sorting agent, who reaps
the profits of the citizens recycling effort.
The mayor expressed concerns that we would need a loan for a recycling
center and that the county may not allow the site at Coquina Bayside. She states,
"Personally I do not feel we should go into recycling." She wonders if we would
make enough money to pay for the initial investment, much less make a profit.
The commission has had my proposal, which could actually produce revenue
for the city, since March 1998. Vendors would provide equipment on consignment,
the center would be manned by a sanitation employee or volunteer, avoiding mixed
recycling, and the material would be sold directly to recycling mills producing city
revenue.
County officials have expressed they would work with us, and not'mandate
what course of action we should take. The city of Bradenton has offered assistance.
They have an effective system that pays its way.
The mayor wants to hire a contractor to provide sanitation and recycling.
But reducing city-provided services (police, sanitation, and other departments)
takes away from the "Character of our City."
To compare the commission's proposed sanitation costs based on a single-
family rate of $125 per year, the total city fees would be $260,904.00. If our city
uses Anna Maria's rate for "Private Solid Waste Disposal" of $147.48 per year
for a single family household, the fees would be $307,801.75. Our citizens would
pay approximately $46,000 more for "Private Solid Waste Disposal."
I suggest we pick the citizens' trash for revenue rather than pick the citizens'
pockets.


Paid for by Bradenton Beach Commissioner Gail Cole






[] PAGE 6 E DECEMBER 30, 1998 I THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


High hopes
As we prepare to roll over another calendar year,
we've got high hopes for 1999. We'd love to have
nothing but good news to report great people do-
ing great things on our great little island.
Well, we can hope.
We hope the money comes through in 1999 for
the purchase of Grassy Point, a win-win situation if
there ever was one as the last remaining large par-
cel of Holmes Beach land will eventually become a
natural enviro-park.
Grassy Point would become "another Leffis
Key," its mangrove wetlands and a small canal lead-
ing to a lake in the interior of the.property preserved
as wildlife habitat and perhaps environmental teach-
ing area.
With the future Publix and the addition of a new
Eckerd store and expansion of the Anna Maria Cen-
tre Shops, a lack of development at Grassy Point will
help de-intensify the area where this commercial
growth is focused.
We're looking for the same state funding source
to finally close the public purchase of the 1912
schoolhouse in Cortez. The community will have a
resting place for its historical archives as villagers
come closer to their envisioned museum and a cen-
ter for special events. The almost four-acre grounds
at the east end of the old fishing village will become
a public park.
It will be a great day in 1999 when the "groin"
at the Manatee County Public Beach is finally trans-
formed with work ongoing now into a "pier"
for use by fishers and walkers and sunset watchers.
If we had our wishes ... well, the list would be
long.
First, we'd wish that the City. of Anna Maria
could muster up a grant application to purchase the
remaining vacant land across from the city pier and
the duplex property adjacent to the hump-back
bridge. It's needed for pier parking and imagine
how the pier could be enhanced if the east side of
Bay Boulevard was a park instead of parking.
In Bradenton Beach, we wish the private sector
would continue development on Bridge Street and
fill in the empty slots with amenities (and ample
parking) to draw people to the area. And the blighted
area on Gulf Drive at Ninth Street North, surrounded
by unsightly chain-link fencing, is the city's worst
eyesore. Here we can only wish for a clean-up and
"softer" open space.
And, probably the biggest Islandwide wish, is
for yet another quiet, peaceful hurricane season.
Now, if wishes could just come true.



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Make it a safe
New Year's Eve
Here's one of my long, meandering stories with
what perhaps has a point to it all.
I was talking with some friends the other day. One
buddy was telling about his new car, a $40,000 won-
der that was so electronically engineered it automati-
cally slides the seat back to make it easier to get out
when the ignition is switched off.
Considering my underpowered, overaged car, I
was impressed and said so and changed the subject
to the holidays.
My buddy told me he had sponsored a major-
league, open-bar holiday party for his employees that
had run about eight hours. He'd spent the duration
imbibing in holiday spirits.
At the end, after more shots and beer and mixed
drinks than he said he wanted to think about, he drove
home in his brand new, $40,000 wheels. And he
made it home safely.
We all congratulated him on his driving prowess
and on his new car. Then r started to think about it.
"Why is it," I said, "we do dumb stuff like that?
Think about it a DUI is going to cost least $5,000
in legal and court costs, your insurance is going to triple
at best, you aren't going to feel famous when you make
the papers, somebody might die if there's an accident,
and for what? Saving a $10 cab fare? Saving pride?"
My buddies stared at me. I thought for a minute there
would be some kind of macho altercation about "I can
hold MY liquor!" or "What do you mean I don't know


how to drive!" Or "MY new car! I couldn't leave it."
But not.
I saw a half-dozen nodding heads. Mumbles about
"Hey, what's 10 bucks?" "God, I don't want to think
about what could have happened last [whenever] when
I drove home from [wherever]." And "Jeez, I just paid
40 grand for that car!"
There were some converts to "cabdom" that day.
Thursday is New Year's Eve. It's what some of my
buddies call "Amateur Night," a time when people who
hardly ever drink go out, get sloppy drunk, and then
drive home or try to.
If they're lucky, they make it. If they aren't lucky,
they hurt somebody or themselves. If they're really
unlucky, somebody dies. Or they do. Or both.
I'm not going to preach about the evils of not
drinking on New Year's Eve. I'm not even going to
preach about the evils of drinking and driving.
I am going to preach about spending $10 or so on
a cab to get home. Better yet, considering a lack of
street cabs on Anna Maria, call one of the Island taxi
services ahead to arrange a ride home from your party
destination. Otherwise, arrange a designated driver or
ask the party thrower or the bar to get you a ride.
Leave your car wherever you parked it it'll still
be there the next day. Believe me, you're bound to
know someone who'll be glad to drive you to your car
the next morning, be it New Year's Day or any other
day, especially if you're willing to admit you've had
too much the night before.
I'd like for you to see what we have to say next year.
Paul Roat


I YOURJOPINION]I


Thanks from boaters
The parade committee, skippers and crew of the
11th annual Christmas Boat Parade thank you and your
staff for your continued support of this event that kicks
off the holiday season on Anna Maria Island.
Hundreds of hours of effort by the committee and
participants go into producing this event and along with
your generous editorial coverage, our citizens and visi-
tors enjoy this colorful holiday event.
The local business community sponsors, The Is-
lander Bystander, Marina Bay Restaurant, Anna Maria


Oyster Bar, Beach House Restaurant, Da Giorgio Res-
taurant, Galati Marine, Gulf Drive Cafe, Jessie's Island
Store, Old Hamburg Tavern, Mar Vista Restaurant,
Rebecca's Bistro, Rod & Reel Pier, Rotten Ralph's
Restaurant, Sandbar Restaurant, Shell's Restaurant,
Splendido Restaurant, Tony's Place and Tyler's Ice
Cream have generously supported this year's parade.
Thank you everyone and Merry Christmas from
Shuck Stealey and Frank Derfler, co-chairmen
Don Schroder, Rober Byron and Bruce Seewald,
committee






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N DECEMBER 30, 1998 0 PAGE 7 K[


THOSE WERE THE BAYS
Part 12, The Life and Loves of Hernando De Soto
by June Alder


Incans bring in their treasure to ransom their monarch. A huge room was
several times filled with thousands of gold artifacts of great beauty.


ACT III. ATAHUALPA


TIME: A day in May 1533, seven
months after the battle in which Fran-
cisco Pizarro's conquistadores slew
8,000 Incans and captured their mon-
arch, Atahualpa.

SCENE I: Apartment in Cajamarca,
Peru, where Atahualpa is confined. He
is seated on a small gold throne. On his
head is his turban-like crown with a red
tassel denoting his imperial power.
Atahualpa is playing a game of
chess with the captain of his guard,
Hernando De Soto. As they casually
chat and enjoy food and drink served by
servant girls, native bearers go to and fro
carrying a stunning array of gold arti-
facts into an adjacent room.
De Soto has taught Atahualpa to un-
derstand Spanish and to sign his name.
A paper is handed to De Soto, which he
reads aloud. It attests that Atahualpa has
amassed a quantity of gold sufficient to
buy his freedom.
Atahualpa smiles and waves his
hand towards the treasure trove. "You
see, I have made good on my promise.
Now I will be able to go'home."
"You have more than met the cap-
tain-general's requirement Your High-
ness," replies De Soto. "But there is
something I must tell you. I will be ab-
sent from your august presence for a
time."
Atahualpa recoils. He hisses, "They
are going to kill me, I know. I should
never have trusted these evil men." And
De Soto is astounded to see tears rolling
down the 32-year-old monarch's
cheeks. He tries to reassure him that he
will be safe, but the fact is, De Soto is
being sent to investigate rumors that
Atahualpa has ordered an attack on the
Spaniards.

SCENE 2: A few weeks later.
Atahualpa is pacing the floor. He is in a
sour mood. His wives are no longer al-
lowed to visit him. His clothes are un-
kempt, the only royal thing about his
appearance is his crown.
A clatter on the staircase. Enter
Pizarro.
Pizarro shouts, "What treason is this
you have prepared for me? For me who
has treated you with honor, like a
brother, and has trusted in your words!
You are fomenting rebellion!"
Atahualpa answers sarcastically,
"Are you laughing at me? You are al-
ways making jokes when you speak to


me. What am I that I should trouble
such valiant men as you are? Do not
talk such nonsense to me!
The quarrel goes on, each man ac-
cusing the other of wrong-doing.
Finally Pizarrb orders the guard to
shackle Atahualpa. As the iron collar is
clasped about the prisoner's neck,
Pizarro exits, saying: "Your trial has
been held. You will be burned at the
stake for treason."

SCENE 3: Early morning on July 26,
1533. The scene is again Atahualpa's
room. Gone is his throne of gold. He is
unkempt. The only thing royal about
him is his tasseled crown.
Enter the priest who tried in vain
to convert Atahualpa the day he was
taken prisoner.
Atahualpa kneels before the priest
and repeats in a dull voice the Latin
words he is directed to say in order to
avoid being burned alive an un-
thinkable fate that would deprive him
of royal mummification. He arises a
Christian and is led away to the town
square to be strangled to death.
There is a roll of drums, a muffled
cry, then silence broken by a series of
terrible screams. They are the death
cries of Atahualpa's chief wives, kill-
ing themselves at his feet. The empty
stage goes black.

SCENE 4: A spotlight pierces the
blackness. At its center is the crumpled
figure of Atahualpa. Into the circle of
light steps Hernando De Soto.
He looks at the corpse and la-
ments:
"A shameful deed has been done.
It was done for expediency rather than
justice. King Charles himself has con-
demned Pizarro's act. He who was be-
lieved by his people to be divine, the
son of the Sun-King, has died like a
dog. But this I know he was a true
and noble man. Would to God I had
been here to defend him."
De Soto bends down and picks up
something. It is Atahualpa's discarded
crown. Holding up the crimson tassel
he intones, "Atahualpa will be remem-
bered long after this emblem of his
glory has turned to dust."
FINAL CURTAIN

Next: An Inca
princess' story


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Much ado about house on Pine Avenue


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
They say a man's home is his castle, but the con-
sensus of the City of Anna Maria is that one
homeowner blatantly disregarded city codes while
modifying his home.
At a Dec. 22 meeting, Anna Maria city commis-
sioners voted unanimously to deny a variance request
for homeowner Frank Almeda, who asked that his
property, zoned single-family residential, be reconsid-
ered for triplex zoning.
The commission's denial was based on the recom-
mendation of the city's planning and zoning board fol-
lowing a meeting with Almeda in November.
Almeda applied for a permit in September to ex-
tend a living and dining area onto the back of his house
at 415 Pine Ave.




Short-story workshop
set for writers
The Gulf Coast Writers Group will take part in a
workshop on the short story at a meeting at 10:15 a.m.
Monday, Jan. 4, at the Island Branch Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Alice Whipple will present the workshop. Partici-
pants are to bring writing materials. Details may be
obtained at 761-9036.
Digital artist to
address guild
Marvin Grossman, teacher, artist and member of
the Digital Fine Arts Society, will discuss computer art
at a meeting of the Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island
at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 4.
The meeting is open to the public at the Episcopal
Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach, and will be preceded by refreshments at 6:30
.p.m. Details may be obtained at 778-6694.


Public Works Director/Building Official Phil
Charnock visited the site and observed three living units
in Alameda's single-family, residentially zoned home.
Charnock spoke with Mayor Chuck Shumard and
both suggested to Almeda that he go before the Plan-
ning and Zoning Board to ask for a variance to keep his
home the way it is.
Planning and Zoning Board Chairman Tom Turner
and board member Doug Copeland found that Almeda
hadn't obtained permits for much of the remodeling
work done on his home. Less than a handful of permits
were pulled, the first in 1974, and then in 1992 and
1993, though most of the permits were for construction
of the downstairs unit only.
When Almeda built the home in 1972, it was zoned
as a duplex. According to city records in 1974, then-
Building Official Charlie Kehm changed the zoning of
the property to single family.
At the November board meeting Copeland said
three living units is out of the question because of the
density issue in the city code.
The city determines whether a home is single or
multiple family by counting the number of kitchen
sinks installed, Copeland said.
Almeda has three kitchen sinks, and now that the
commission has made its decision, Charnock and
Almeda will have to determine what is needed to bring
the house into compliance with the code.
"It could be worked up for duplex status," said
Turner, "but new plans need to be submitted to bring
it to compliance."
Turner said interior and exterior modifications are
needed to bring it to code, as setbacks were exceeded
when modifications were done.
Almeda, 77, told the Planning and Zoning Board
of hardships he has experienced and said he has built
the apartments because he needs rental income.
He told the city commission he was preparing for
the time when he may become disabled and would no
longer be able to climb stairs to the second-floor apart-
ment. The third apartment is seasonal, he said.
Commissioner George McKay said the ordinances


were written to take care of nonconforming issues but
it was his intent to still allow usage of property by
owners even though zoning has changed.
He said he would like to see taxpayers be able to
use their property and recommended Almeda reapply
for duplex status.
Turner said Almeda's situation is not so much of
a permit problem, but is due to lack of inspections and
supervision of improvements by the city.
At an earlier commission meeting, resident Geor-
gia Van Cleave spoke of Federal Emergency Manage-
ment Agency and flood insurance rates to homeowners
based on the compliance of code within the city. She
said if the city doesn't make people adhere to code,
eventually other taxpayers are going to be affected.
Commissioner Robert McElheny echoed her sen-
timent. Before making a motion to deny the variance,
he cited a passage from an article written by the Florida
Department of Insurance, which states, "FEMA is pre-
paring a rule that would establish an inspection proce-
dure under the National Flood Insurance Program to
use as a means of verifying that structures in a commu-
nity are compliant with the community's flood plain
management ordinance and properly rated."
"The bottom line is, they're going to come check
on us, "McElheny said. "No one likes their rights taken
away. As rules and insurance regulations become
tighter, we're going to have to do more of what some-
body tells us to do."
Speaking to Almeda, McElheny said, "We have to
follow the rules that are sent down by the people that
are insuring our properties and if we let violations oc-
cur then we lose the right to buy insurance."
Asked at the November Planning and Zoning
Board meeting by board members, why he has built
two additional apartments without obtaining permits
for much of the construction, Almeda said that at one
point there was a moratorium on building.
Almeda said, "After the moratorium expired, I
asked Kehm about pulling a permit for the construction
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Holmes Beach OKs 2 setback variances


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
The Holmes Beach Board of Adjustment recently
granted variances to the city's setback requirements for
two property owners.
In the first case, Frank Eldridge, 3207 Sixth Ave.,
sought a variance to both front and rear yard setbacks in
order to build a house on an odd-sized lot.
"The lot is 100 feet on the street and only 50 feet
deep," Building Official Bill Saunders explained. "Typi-
cally lots in that area were granted variances to let them
put in 24-foot-wide structures. I have found at least two
of record. It's a very simple issue."
Saunders said Eldridge wants a two-foot reduction in
the 10-foot rear yard setback and a four-foot reduction in
the 20-foot front yard setback. Both are within the 20 per-
cent allowed for variances, he said.
Board member Russ Olsen asked what size house
Eldridge could build without a variance. Saunders said it
could be a 20-foot-wide house.
"With the variance he can only build a 26-foot-wide
house," noted Chairman Hugh Holmes Jr., local building
contractor. "A 26-foot house would be the minimum I'd
want to build. A 20-foot house would be very difficult to
design."
Saunders said only the lots on one side of the street
are affected. They are along the back of the Anna Maria
Centre Shops and were plated after the shopping center
was built, which accounts for their odd size, he said.
"In 1972 the board granted a variance on two lots on
that side of the street and recommended to city commis-
sion that the ordinance be amended to allow all lots with
a depth of 50 feet to build with a 15-foot setback,"
Saunders pointed out. "I know we had variances in 1976
and 1978 because of the peculiarity of those lots."
Saunders said he believes the request meets the six
criteria for granting a variance.


City Attorney Jim Dye noted that the board can grant
a 20 percent variance on one side only and the other vari-
ance must be 19.99 percent.
The board granted the two variances in the percent-
ages that Dye recommended.
The second variance involved the existing home of
Thomas and Rosann Creed, 106 49th St. The Creeds re-
quested a three-foot, eight-inch variance to the front yard
setback.
Creed purchased the house in June 1997, architect Pat
Fletcher told the board. A month later Creed developed an
unexpected health problem, which requires a modification
to the garage.
"He has an 11-foot garage and has trouble getting in
and out of a car in a garage that narrow because he has to
wear leg braces from time to time," Fletcher explained.
"The home is built on a 45-degree angle and touches all
setbacks. If he gets the variance, he picks up almost six
feet of width."
Fletcher said the garage would still be a single car
garage but the expansion would allow Creed to pull his car
in and open the doors on both sides as wide as possible.
"He's still driving now, but eventually he won't be
able to," Fletcher said. "He'll need space on both sides of
the car in order to get in and out."
Wendell Keith asked if the board is required to grant
the variance because of the Americans with Disabilities
Act. Dye said ADA provisions don't apply to private
property.
In Saunders' opinion, the request did not meet three
of the six criteria for a variance. They are as follows:
1. Special conditions or circumstances must exist
which are peculiar to the parcel, building or structure in-
volved hnd which are not applicable to other parcels,
buildings or structures in the district.-
"The angular placement of a structure on a rectangu-
lar parcel does not create a special condition or circum-


stance, as this would be a decision of location and not a
condition or circumstance, though existing," Saunders
said.
2. Literal interpretation of the ordinance would de-
prive the applicant of rights commonly enjoyed by the
properties in the district.
"Compelling evidence of mitigating circumstances
has not been presented to allow less than a literal interpre-
tation of this ordinance, which applies to all properties in
the district," Saunders noted.
3. The variance granted is the minimum variance that
will make possible the reasonable use of the parcel, build-
ing or structure.
"Since the building was used for many years as a resi-
dence prior to this construction, it would appear that a
variance is not required to allow the reasonable use of the
property," Saunders said.
The board disagreed with Saunders and approved the
variance.




Island Repertory Singers
rehearse
The Anna Maria Island Repertory Singers will
start rehearsing for their spring concert at 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 5, at Roser Memorial Community
Church, 519 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City.
The ensemble and rehearsals are open to all sing-
ers, with altos especially welcome, said Elaine Burkly,
and she would like to hear from all prospects at 778-
0720.
The nondenominational group's concert will
include excerpts from "The Music Man" and other
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By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
With promises from an attorney for a free fix of
the "flawed" ordinance, Holmes Beach city commis-
sioners recently passed a revised telecommunica-
tions ordinance.
After hearing resident Joan Perry's objections to
the ordinance, Laura Belflower, an attorney for
PrimeCo Personal Communications, agreed "this is
not the best ordinance" and offered her services to
help fix it.
"Some provisions are not as artfully crafted as
they could have been," Belflower noted.
The ordinance replaces the city's original tele-
communications ordinance passed nearly a year ago.
It was revised after a request from PrimeCo to put a
cellular communications antenna atop the
Martinique North condominium.
In August, PrimeCo was denied a building per-
mit for the antenna because antennas are not permit-
ted in the Martinique's A-1 zoning district. In Sep-
tember, Belflower told commissioners that antennas
of less than 10 feet should be allowed without spe-
cial use permits and they should be allowed in the A-
1 district.
Commissioners agreed and City Attorney Patricia
Petruff drafted changes to the ordinance. In addition,
Petruff reorganized the sections of the ordinance to
make them more understandable and readable.
During its first reading in November, Perry ob-
jected to various aspects of the ordinance. At the sec-
ond public hearing, Perry again expressed several con-
cerns.
"I remain concerned that this ordinance changes
the zoning requirements for these telecommunica-
tions facilities and if adopted, it inadvertently gives
the cellular industry the power that belongs to the
city and its citizens," Perry said.
She noted that the original ordinance was
adopted quickly in order to meet the city's deadline
for a. moratorium on cellular tower construction.
Perry thought residents would be part of a process to
revise the ordinance, but it was not revised until
PrimeCo made its request, she said.
"We rewrote a flawed ordinance, with no
thought given to the broader implication of the 1996
Telecommunications Act," Perry stressed.
Perry's concerns include:
Protecting the city's rights of way against the
cellular industry.
Ensuring that the city does not lose revenue


from use of its rights of way.
Banning the placement of cellular antennas on
utility poles.
Ensuring that new structures not designed for
telecommunications purposes, such as church
steeples, are not converted into cellular support
structures.
Banning the placement of cellular antennas on
all residential structures, not just single-family struc-
tures.
"I think that with some very minor changes, we
can address Joan's concerns and do everything you
want to do," Belflower said. "I will commit person-
ally to work with you, at no cost to the city, to make
any changes you want in the future."
Belflower said the ordinance does not cover the
right of way issue, but any tower built in a right of
way would have to meet the provisions of the ordi-
nance as well as the city's ordinances pertaining to
rights of way use. She suggested several changes
brought about by Perry's concerns and commission-
ers agreed.
"I agree that this ordinance does not address the
right of way issue," City Attorney Jim Dye said. "You
would have to review your ordinances, the contracts
with the companies that have use of the rights of way
and the existing franchise fee agreements."
Commissioner Pat Geyer asked if the ordinance
gives telecommunications facilities an exemption
from franchise fees.
"The only way we can charge them a franchise
fee is if they are in the city right of way," Dye re-
plied. "A franchise fee is essentially a lease payment
for the use of the right of way. The PrimeCo antenna
is being placed on private property."
Commissioner Luke Courtney said he objects to
permitting any telecommunications facility in resi-
dential zoning districts.
"The A-I zoning district by definition is multi-
family residential," Courtney said. "If you open the
door in A-1, you open the door to other residential
districts in the future."
Commissioners approved the ordinance with
Courtney dissenting.
Dye later sent commissioners a memo asking for
direction on an overall review of the ordinance as
well as a review of the city's rights of way use or-
dinances and current franchise fee agreements.
Commissioners agreed to appoint a committee to
review the ordinance with members to include Perry
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 DECEMBER 30, 1998 N PAGE 11 KE


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Despite protests from resident Joan Perry, Holmes
Beach city commissioners recently passed an ordinance
establishing a conflict resolution process.
The procedure is provided by state statute, which
establishes a process to settle land use and environmen-
tal disputes created by government action. The govern-
ment entity enforcing the action must appoint a special
master to work with all parties involved to settle-the
dispute.
City Attorney Patricia Petruff told commissioners
that if any resident requests a dispute resolution, the
city must have a procedure in place. According to the
ordinance, the request for relief must be filed within 30
days after'receipt of the order or notice of government
action. Within 10 days of receiving the request, the city
must appoint a special master.
Perry maintains the ordinance is unnecessary. Here
are some of her questions and Petruff's replies:
Perry: Is the city required to adopt an ordinance in
order to implement the statute?
Petruff: The statute does not require adoption of an
ordinance. My office recommended adoption because
the statute only establishes an outline of what is re-
quired and does not address many of the details of how
the hearing is to be conducted.




Demonstrations
Artist Caroline Whitmore ,
works in watercolors,
subject of her demonstra-
tions Saturday, Jan. 2,
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at
the Island Gallery West,
5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach. Joining her in
demonstrations will be
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tiles, and Lee Mears,
collage. Details are
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Perry: Why does the proposed ordinance estab-
lish proceedings and time constraints that are not
present in the statute?
Petruff: Deadlines in the ordinance are designed
to ensure that the statutory guidelines are met.
Perry: Why clutter our code with another ordi-
Snance when the city can use a guide published by the
Florida Conflict Resolution Consortium?
Petruff: According to a FCRC representative, the
guide is designed for use by citizens who may be con-
templating using the process. It is not a substitute for
the governmental entity in establishing its own pro-
cedures by ordinance.
Perry: Can the city do further study before pass-
ing the ordinance?
Petruff: If a citizen makes a request for the pro-
cess, it will be difficult for the city to respond within
the statutory time frame because the city currently has
no procedures available.
The draft ordinance is taken from Manatee
County's ordinance as well as from a model ordi-
nance provided by the FCRC, which operates under
the auspices of the state university system.
Although there is no specialized training for special
masters, a course is provided by the FCRC, Petruff said.
She advised the city to request applications for special
masters and develop a short list of acceptable applicants.


Something for everyone
Roy Nichols' exhibition "Florida Landscapes in Oils" will hang in the Longboat Education Center's gallery
from Jan. 7 to Jan. 22. Nichols, a landscape artist and teacher, has painted Florida for nearly 50 years. An
open house will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7. Refreshments will be served. A second term of
classes at the Education Center begins Monday, Jan. 11. The non-profit school is in its 14th year of operation
and offers 50 non-credit courses. Some of the classes offered are Fine & Applied Arts, Films, Religion, Tai
Chi, Yoga, Choral and Writing workshops, Japanese Novel, Theatregoing, Native Americans, Italian, Cloth-
ing, Women's Studies and Genetics. The center is located at 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. For
more information, call 383-8811.


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Looking back on 1998 on Island


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
There's more life in the old Island than many
might suspect, judging from the news of 1998. For
a quiet place, Anna Maria Island regularly creates a
stir big enough for most entire counties. Some high-
lights follow.
January
Low beginning: The lowest tide in memory, even
Cortez old-timer Alcee Taylor's memory, virtually
stopped marine traffic on New Year's Day. It is be-
lieved caused by strong north winds, a spring tide, plan-
etary alignment and very high barometric pressure,
30.6 inches of mercury.
Dock owners owe: Owners of docks, fish houses,
marinas and other commercial properties along the bay
may owe the state rental for under water lands, with en-
forcement of an old ownership law.
Cellular suit: GTE sued Holmes Beach for the
right to install a cellular phone tower at Smith Re-
altors.
Snooks finest: Anna Maria Island patriarch
Snooks Adams was named "Florida's Finest" by Gov.
Lawton Chiles, in honor of decades of service to the
community. Snooks assured the governor: "I'm stay-


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New plaza: A new shopping plaza was proposed
at the site of the old Anchorage/Fast Eddie's restaurants
in Anna Maria City.
Maybe lost, not at sea: The man thought to have


died when his boat burned off Holmes Beach four
months earlier was in Manatee County jail charged
with arson and burning to defraud.
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enjoy the holiday. The deadline for classified advertising (line ads for items for sale, services,
rentals and real estate, etc.) will be Monday, Jan. 4 at NOON for the Jan. 6 issue.
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1998, FROM PAGE 12
WOW and then some: Anna Maria Island El-
ementary School Principal Jim Kronus' World of
Work program was launched to introduce students to
the workplace they'll find after high school. It in-
cludes computers, TV production, youngsters "shad-
owing" business people in jobs that attract their in-
terest.
Fishermen foiled: High winds, rough seas, cold
wave, and heavy rains had fishermen holing up around
the stove, though grouper and snapper were hot for the
tough guys who ventured out.

February
.DOT SURRENDERS: That was the giant head-
line that opened February's news, and grand news it
was to nearly all Islanders. The Florida Department of
Transportation gave up in the face of five-plus years of
vehement and incessant opposition, deciding not to
build a high-rise bridge to replace the drawbridge at
Manatee Avenue.
.Cell towers: The Holmes Beach City Commis-
sion passed an ordinance governing just how GTE
and others may build cellular phone transmission
towers in the city. Mayor Bob VanWagoner, tower
opponent, again suspended an earlier commission-
passed resolution giving GTE the go-ahead for a
tower at Smith Realtors.
For Mary Ross: A sculpture honoring the late
Commissioner Mary Ross was placed at Anna Maria
City Hall. Ross' beautification of the grounds using
native plants was replaced by Mayor Chuck Shumard's
landscaping with grass, to the consternation of ecolo-
gists.
What's in a pet? The Holmes Beach City Com-
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1998, FROM PAGE 13 "


Three sworn: Mayor Chuck Shumard and Com-
missioners Robert F. McElheny and Max Znika were
sworn in for two-year terms in Anna Maria City.
Fishing festival: More than 15,000 visitors
jammed Cortez for the 110-year-old village's Commer-
cial Fishing Festival:
Reckless skating: A man aboard a motorized
skateboard terrorized motorists and pedestrians on
Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach before being stopped
and ultimately forcibly subdued by a police officer.
Shut down: The Holmes Beach City Commission
closed 58th Street to make way for the new municipal
building, and created a new temporary emergency-use
only 58th to placate irate neighbors.
El Nifio sends regards: A "train" of bad weather
spawned by the Pacific Ocean's El Niio dumped 8 1/
2 inches of rain on Anna Maria Island, with hurricane-
force winds. Roofs were ripped off, trees toppled, car
windows broken, streets and yards flooded, but no se-
rious injuries.
Restaurateur indicted: Anthony DeFeo, who
made flamboyant moves to buy Fast Eddie's property
in Anna Maria City and A.P. Bell Fish Co. in Cortez,
was indicted in Tampa for stealing $300,000 from an-
other operation in Sarasota.
No settlement: Mayor Bob VanWagoner refused
to sign an agreement to settle a lawsuit brought by GTE
and Smith Realtors against the city to let GTE build a
cellular phone tower on Smith property.

March
Holmes Beach elects: Carol Whitmore was
elected mayor and Sandy Haas-Martins and Roger
Lutz city commissioners in a Holmes Beach elec-
tion.
Joins anti-tower move: Anna Maria City entered
the cell tower fray with an ordinance declaring a mora-
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mangrove wetland south of Manatee.Avenue for a na-
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A winning captain: Holmes Beach's Capt. Scott
Moore won the first annual $10,000 William R. Mote
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Snaky case: Checking out a fight, a Bradenton
Beach policeman asked one fighter to remove the
snake from his shoulders and the subject became
rude and abusive and tried to walk away, so the of-
ficer arrested him.
Fishers beat weather: Despite cold winds, rain
and rough seas, fishing out of Anna Maria Island
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Grouper and snapper were active, with kings start-
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Top cops: Bradenton Beach Police Officer
Stanley House and Holmes Beach Officer Robert W.
Velardi were named Officer of the Year by their de-
partmerts.

April
Room for soccer: Project engineer Azad Shah ad-
vised the Holmes Beach City Commission that there
would be space for a soccer field between the new city
hall and the baseball field.
Cleaners find man: Volunteers found 75 bags of
trash and "a homeless person" when they cleaned up
Island shores in the Great Florida Cleanup. A home-
less man was discovered living in the mangroves at
Coquina bayside.
Island Foods goes: Demolition was starting on
the old Island Foods grocery on East Bay Drive in
Holmes Beach, clearing the way for a new Publix su-
permarket there.
The old school: Manatee County commissioners
approved application for a grant to the Florida Com-
munities Trust to buy the old Cortez school building
and turn it to public use.
New entry: "Gateway to Holmes Beach," a pro-
posal to make Manatee Avenue a more attractive in-
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1998, FROM PAGE 14
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Boarders bumped: Skim boarders were banned
from Manatee County public beaches when beaches are.
crowded, though permitted if people are scarce. A
county official said the boards are dangerous to crowds.
Battle is on: Bowing to county zoners, Kris
Gagnon agreed to move some boats from one part of
his Sunny Shores marina in Cortez. But he continued
his long battle with the state over ownership of the land
under the marina's waters.
Electrified officials: Anna Maria City became the
first electric-car city in Florida, with two electric cars
on loan from a Canadian manufacturer for use by
Mayor Chuck Shumard and Vice Mayor Doug Wolfe.
Top speed is 26 miles an hour, a mile over the limit on
Anna Maria's streets.
Key Royale bridge: With two low bidders out of
the running because of a lack of bid bonds, L&S Con-
crete Restoration Inc. was named lowest qualified bid-
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$1.2 million loan: The Holmes Beach City
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1998, FROM PAGE 14


May
No thanks, Bradenton: Major property owners
protested a proposal to annex the north end of Perico
Island to Bradenton, which they said would mean an
automatic zoning change to residential and double
the allowable units per acre.
Easements wanted: Manatee County asked
beachfront property owners for easements across their
land to permit renourishment of the beach in Anna
Maria City.
Birdie Field: The Holmes Beach City Commis-
sion voted to name the baseball field behind city hall
for professional baseball great Birdie Tebbetts, a long-
time Anna Maria resident.
Paid beach parking: Bradenton Beach asked the
Manatee County Commission to look into the prospect
of charging fees for parking at Coquina and Cortez
beaches.
Suit settled: Holmes Beach accepted a court-or-
dered settlement of an eight-month lawsuit with GTE,
clearing the way for a cellular phone tower at Smith
Realtors.
Bike path bonus: Holmes Beach got $200,000 for
its bicycle path project from funds left over when
Sarasota's Ringling Towers was demolished.
Frisbees for firemen: Anna Maria Fire District
distributed "Frisbees with a string" to units involved in
water rescues Chief Andy Price said "you throw the
disc to the person in the water and the rope unwinds
and you pull him in."
Fishers busy: A good snook season was at its peak
and "big and hungry" tarpon started arriving in waters
off Anna Maria Island.

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Thomas Capnor Brown III
Thomas Capnor Brown III, 77, of Anna Maria,
died Dec. 22, in Blake Medical Center, Bradenton.
Service and burial will be at a later date in Wall
Township, N.J. Covell Cremation & Funeral Center,
4232 26th St. W., Bradenton, was in charge of local
arrangements.
Born in Asbury Park, N.J., Mr. Brown came to
Manatee County from Neptune City, N.J., in 1984. He
retired as an electrician from the International Broth-
erhood of Electrical Workers, Local Number 400, af-
ter 40 years of service. He was a Unitarian. Her served
in the U.S. Air Force during World War II.
He is survived by his wife Margaret; a daughter,
Marlin Luis of Orchard Hill, Ga.; two sons, Thomas C.
Jr., of Fort Colleens, Colo., and Donald, of Los Ange-
les; and seven grandchildren.

Linda R. Hall
Linda R. Hall, 61, of Morris Township, N.J., and
Anna Maria Island, died Dec. 27.
Born in Melrose, Mass., she lived in Morris Town-
ship since 1978 and owned a home in Anna Maria. She
was the owner of Heritage Hall Antiques at Morristown
Antique Center. She was an antique collector and
dealer.
She was a member of the Daughters of the Ameri-
can Revolution, a former trustee of the Washington
Valley Association and a former officer of the Wash-
ington Valley Home Economics Club, both of
Morristown, N.J. She was a member of the Republican
Inner Circle and received a Good Citizen Award from
President Ronald Reagan in 1988.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, Jan. 10,
at Bailey Funeral Home, 8 Hilltop Road, Mendham,
N.J. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity
of choice or the Hall Family Charitable Foundation,
P.O. Box 412, Mendham, NJ 07945.
Survivors include her husband, Edwin H. Jr.; a son,
Jeffrey of Madison; two daughters, Lisa Rivituso of
Flemington and Lesley Fischer of Tewksbury; and four
grandchildren.

Cornelia F. Uber
Cornelia F. (Neal) Uber, of Holmes Beach, died
Dec. 26, in Freedom Village Inn.


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A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 30, at Griffith-Cline Funeral Home,
Island Chapel, 6000 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach,
with the Rev. John Winn officiating. A reception at
Condominium Club House, 5400 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach, will follow the service. Memorial contributions
may be made to Friends of Island Branch Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217.
Born in Bridgeport, Conn., Mrs. Uber came to
Manatee County form South Hadley, Mass., in 1966.
She was a member of Congregational Church, South
Hadley. She was president of the board of Island Play-
ers in 1973 and a stage manager and actor there for
several years. She was a member and president of the
Manatee County Library Board, helped establish the
Island Branch Library and was a founding member of
The Friends of the Island Branch Library.
She is survived by two daughters, Nina Jensen of
New York City, and Polly Miller of Nyack, N.Y.; a
son, Donald of Pleasant Hill, Calif.; and three grand-
children.


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Sn for a Dec. 15 Chiist-
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Employees of the three
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Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 5, "Boating Skills and
Safety" classes will be conducted for seven sessions on
Tuesday and Thursdays by Coast Guard Auxiliary
Flotilla 81. Classes will be at 7 p.m. at Manatee Tech-
nical Institute, 5603 34th St. W., Bradenton. Classes
are free, though there is a charge for course materials.
Registration and information, 795-6189 or 798-9544.

Saturday Couples League
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Thirteen weeks of play starts Saturday, Jan. 2, for
the Saturday Couples League at the Woodlands Golf
Course, 5901 Erie Road, Ellenton.
Tee times start at 1 p.m., with a get-acquainted
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Dec. 12, burglary, 100 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria
Oyster Bar. The complainant reported an unknown
person pried open the door to the bait shop and re-
moved seven cases of beer valued at $120, a fishing net
valued at $40, an American flag valued at $25, tackle
valued at $50, shrimp valued at $200, crab meat valued
at $50, fish valued at $100 and $200 in cash.

Bradenton Beach
Dec. 19, lost property, two Christmas cards con-
taining $50 in cash, 2100 block of Avenue B.
Dec. 19, possession of alcohol by a person under
21, 26th Street and Avenue C. The officer on patrol
observed the subject traveling north on Gulf Drive at
a high rate of speed, tailgating another vehicle and
flashing his bright lights at the vehicle. The officer said
the subject then.turned his vehicle around, drove south
on Gulf Drive at a high rate of speed and turned onto
26th Street, nearly losing control of the vehicle.
The subject then turned onto Avenue C, nearly los-
ing control of the vehicle again, and stopped, said the
report. The officer said he observed a 12-pack of beer
in the rear storage area of the vehicle and the subject
said he drank a couple of the beers. He was placed in
custody.
Dec. 19, possession of marijuana, Cortez Beach.
The officer reported he found Paul R. Hennessey, 20,
of Bradenton, unconscious on the beach with a mari-
juana cigarette in his hand. The officer issued a sum-
mons and Hennessey's mother responded to take cus-
tody of him.
Dec. 20, possession of marijuana, retail theft
times two, possession of alcohol under 21, allowing
underage drinking, 2513 Gulf Drive, Circle K, and
2400 block of Avenue C. The complainant reported
that two juvenile-subjects who live behind the store
took several packs of cigarettes from a display and fled.
The officers responded to the store and viewed a vid-


eotape of the two subjects, then responded to the resi-
dence.
The resident said he was in line with the two sub-
jects at the store and saw them take the cigarettes but
didn't know their names or where they live. One officer
drove around the block to search for the subjects and
the other officer stayed by the residence. The officer at
the residence said he heard the occupants through an
open window talking about drinking shots, purchasing
marijuana and stealing cigarettes from Circle K.
The other officer returned and through broken
mini-blinds, the officers said they observed the occu-
pants passing a marijuana cigarette and also observed
the two subjects from the Circle K video tape. One
officer knocked on the door and the other watched the
window. One of the subjects tried to climb through the
window and was caught by the officer, said the report.
The officers entered the residence and said they
observed a bottle of alcohol had been emptied into the
sink and also observed five packs of cigarettes from the
Circle K. The two juvenile subjects were placed in
custody and a search revealed that one possessed a bag
of marijuana, said the report.
The juvenile resident was placed in custody and
charged with allowing underage drinking and posses-
sion of alcohol under 21.
Dec. 20, DWLS, 700 block of Gulf Drive North.
The officer stopped the subject for speeding. A check
showed his driver's license was suspended and he was
placed in custody.
Dec. 20, battery on a law enforcement officer times
three, resisting with violence times two, possession of
marijuana, disorderly conduct, depriving a law enforce-
ment officer of communication, 2400 block of Avenue
C. The officers on foot patrol heard loud music and a
woman screaming at someone to get out. They said
they approached the residence and were met by Debra
Jane Preusz, 39, who seemed visibly upset. Then her
dog ran out and she ran after it.
The officers said they observed a subject inside the
residence, entered and observed a bag of marijuana. and
a marijuana cigarette on the kitchen counter. The sub-
ject said he gave Preusz a ride home and they had a


heated argument. The officers released the subject.
The officers said Preusz returned and they began
to question her about the marijuana, but she denied any
knowledge of it and told them to get out. The officers
told Preusz they were going to place her in custody and
she began cursing them. As one officer tried to hand-
cuff her, she grabbed his lapel microphone and pulled
him toward her and they struggled and fell onto the
couch, said the report. The officer said he was unable
to get free of her and the other officer sprayed her with
pepper spray.
Both officers were also affected by the pepper
spray and called for backup. Perusz began screaming
and attempted to flee. She ran down the stairs into one
of the officers who was choking on the pepper spray
and fell down the stairs face first onto a concrete slab.
The officer said she also punched him in the groin.
EMS responded to check Perusz, who was not injured.
She was placed in custody.

Holmes Beach
Dec. 18, lost property prescription medications
and $100 in cash, 100 block of 52nd Street.
Dec. 18, suspicious, 100 block of 47th Street. The
complainant reported on June 26 an unknown person
used her phone and made three calls to sex-related
businesses. She said the phone company was demand-
ing payment of $123.24 for the phone calls and advised
her to make a police report.
Dec. 19, theft, 4000 Gulf Drive, Cafe on the
Beach. The complainant reported an unknown person
broke into the bottled water machine and removed $15
in change.
Dec. 19, theft, 6700 Gulf Drive, Gulf Place con-
dominiums. The victim reported a cellular phone val-
ued at $100 was stolen from his vehicle while he was
visiting a friend. The officer said he found no evidence
that the vehicle was broken into.
Dec. 19, fraud, 3214 East Bay Drive, Island
Rental. The complainant reported the subject rented a
VCR on Aug. 8 and later reported the VCR was stolen.
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STREETLIFE, FROM PAGE 18

The complainant said when she demanded payment of
$179.51 for the VCR, the subject came into the store
on Aug. 16 with a friend and paid for the VCR with the
friend's credit card. The complainant said the subject
signed the credit card slip.
The complainant said the pair returned to the store
and asked to use the credit card for $30 cash and the
card owner signed the credit card slip. The complain-
ant said on Dec. 12 she was notified by the credit card
company that the credit card was stolen and she would
be responsible for the payment. She said she called the
subject and demanded payment. The case is under in-
vestigation.
Dec. 19, disturbance, 2900 block of Avenue E.
The complainant reported the subject threw items
around the residence while, she was away and when she
returned, they got into a verbal argument. The officer
said both the complainant and the subject were intoxi-
cated but there were no signs of battery. The subject
agreed to leave for the night.
Dec. 19, battery, 6200 block of Marina Way. The
victim reported the subject "freaked out" and began beat-
ing him in the front yard of the residence. The officer said
he observed numerous abrasions and lacerations on the
victim. The victim did not want to press charges.
Dec. 20, disturbance, 2700 block of Avenue E.
The complainant reported the subject was attempting
to gain entry. The subject was gone when the officer
arrived. The complainant said she kicked the subject
out and his belongings were outside for him to retrieve.
The officer located the subject, advised him not to re-
turn to the residence or attempt to gain entry and in-
structed him to call the police department when he
wants to retrieve his belongings.
Dec. 20, found property a bicycle, 77th Street
and Marina Drive.
Dec. 21, burglary of a bicycle valued at $450,
3600 block of East Bay Drive.


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The Islander Bystander spends a day at Sartatoga, N.Y., race track in company with Bob Mitchell, left, of
Holmes Beach, Noel Marnane of Montgomery Village, Md., and Joan and Frank Cashin of Holmes Beach.


Dec. 21, burglary of a bicycle valued at $100,
3600 block of East Bay Drive.
Dec. 22, suspicious, 500 block of 75th Street.
According to the report, two juvenile subjects were
taunting children by throwing oranges at them and also
throwing oranges into the swimming pool. The prop-
erty owner said she confronted them and they yelled
profanities at her and ran when the police were called.
The officer contacted the subjects and advised them not
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Island Sports

The week
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By Kevin P. Cassidy


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The Anna Maria Island Community Center/Is-
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They were led by Joel Mitchell, who took home the
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SPORTS, FROM PAGE 20
division, beating Island team Mangrove Monsters by
a 10-2 score in the finals. Presswood MVP for
Santa's Helpers was Justin Smith.
Northwest won the under-14 crown, beating the
Rage 9-2 in the final on Wednesday, Dec. 23. North-
west could have won the title on Dec. 21, but Rage
edged past them 10-7 to force Wednesday's title
game. Presswood MVP was Northwest's Myles
Levelle.
Ben Kretzman became the second Kretzman of
the tournament to win Presswood-MVP honors at
this year's indoor tournament, joining younger
brother Will with the under-10 award. Ben Kretzman
led his under-16 Wackers to the title with a 4-3 win
over the Kickers, finishing the tournament unde-
feated.
Island Football Club's adult team looked to be in
the cat-bird seat after reaching the finals of the adult
division undefeated in the winner's bracket. The last
few years saw the Islanders lose an early game then
fight through the loser's bracket only to run out
of gas in the finals.
No, the Islanders did not have that problem this
year. The Rage saw to that, beating the Islanders in
back-to-back games by scores of 11-3 and 8-3.
Put simply, the Rage out-played and out-hustled
the older Islanders to finally win the tournament
they've participated in four straight years and up
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C- jI PAGE 22 0 DECEMBER 30, 1998 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

Air conditioning, mosquitoes, dredges:


little things, big changes


As 1998 draws to a close, it's traditional to reflect
on past accomplishments and consider goals for the
coming year. There also seems to be some kind of jour-
nalistic law that demands that we reflect on the year in
review, despite the royal pain it causes us to have to go
back and pore through the papers to write the "year in
review" piece.
Would you please let me know if anybody out
there actually reads the year-end articles we annually
write?
S Anyway, 1998 has been a busy year for the Island
and the state. We had the death of our friend, Gov.
Lawton Chiles. More than a half-million acres of cen-
tral and northern Florida burned due to wild fires. We
suffered through the hottest year ever recorded in me-
teorological history.
We also elected a Republican governor and, in so
doing, have the first Republican-controlled House,
Senate and governor's office in more than 120 years.
There were also three close calls on the catastrophe
meter with Hurricanes Earl and Georges and Tropical
Storm Mitch.
I've been thinking about environmental history as
this year comes to an end, and thinking about the
changes we have wrought to the Island ecosystem over
the years not just this year, but throughout the time
humans lived on the Island.
What changes have occurred since Mr. Bean first
set up house in Anna Maria!
Years ago, then-Gov. Bob Graham said something


that has always stuck with me. He was asked a ques-
tion about what he thought were the most monumen-
tal advances ever made in Florida. We thought he
would say something like building roads or railroads or
ports or some other big-budget, high-profile govern-
mental achievement.
Graham's answer? Air conditioning.
Think about it: how many of us would be in the
Sunshine State today if we didn't have that nice chill
in our homes come June, July, August and September?
I don't see many hands up in the air.
So, with Graham's AC thought in mind, I offer my
own suggestion as to the bi-gst achievement the Is-
land has undergone in the past 100 or so years mos-
quito control.
Ask any Cortezian who's been around for a while
about the "good ol' days" and you'll get a lecture about
how bad the mosquitoes were. Repellent didn't work,
screens couldn't keep the little biters out, and life was


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Up from the deep
Salvage crews raised the shrimp boat "Capt. Justin" Friday after it sank in 18 feet of water earlier in the
week. The U.S. Coast Guard said the boat, manned by Capt. Eddie Brantley and crewman Robert Lock,
struck a buoy between Egmont and Passage keys due to heavy fog, then careened off a barge. Both men
on the boat were able to make it into a raft before the vessel sank. Coast Guard fears that the 6,000
gallons of diesel fuel on board would leak out were unfounded. The boat is owned by Diversified Envi-
ronmental Services. Blue Water Salvage conducted the retrieval of the boat, using a floating dry dock.
Islander Photo: Courtesy Capt. Mark Gobo


^ Horseshoe winners
Winners in the Dec. 23 horseshoe games were The Dec. 26 games were called due to rain.
Jim Anderson of Canada and Ron Pepka of Anna The weekly contests get underway every
Maria. Runners-up were Bill Cooney of Bradenton Wednesday and Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria
Beach and Jack Cooper of Holmes Beach. City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive.




ISLANDER



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*A CWinner: Dec. 23 Contest
Gail Roberts
Cortez


quite simply hell until spraying and eradication efforts
of the 1950s and '60s finally kicked in.
I remember an eco-aware friend from Mote Marine
Laboratory going off into the mangrove swamps of Lee
County a few years back to conduct a study on the ef-
fects of aerial mosquito spraying to fish larvae. He was
out in the middle of nowhere for a week or so and,
when he got back, I asked him about the trip.
"It wasn't so bad," he said, "but the mosquitoes
were awful. I know you aren't supposed to think things
like this, as an environmentalist and all, but after a few
days I started to wish I had something really powerful
to kill the skeeters something like DDT or maybe
napalm."
It's the little things, like air conditioning or the lack
of mosquitoes, that we sometimes take for granted.

Here's a big thing, though.
So what other monumental achievements have we
done to this Island over the years? Well, dredging
comes to mind.
The year was 1895 when a dredge first entered the
picture in this part of the state. A Tampa company
punched a channel through a sandbar northeast of the
Island at a place we today call "The Bulkhead" and at
Longbar Point south of the Island off Longboat Key.
That channel allowed steamships like the "Mistle-
toe" to start regular passenger and freight service to the
Island and Sarasota. I guess you could say it "paved the
way" for development, too.
Another dredge came through in the 1960s, this
time creating the Intracoastal Waterway through the
bays from Tampa to Ft. Myers and beyond. Actually,
the Intracoastal Waterway runs from Maine to Texas
and offers boaters a safe, protected passage.
I won't go into the environmental alterations that
the ICW brought to the area, the changes in inlets and
choking of seagrasses or mangroves. Let's just say that
things changed, perhaps not always to the environmen-
tal good, but at least to the economic benefit of the area.
I even remember seeing barges with rockets on
them going past the Island in the 1960s on their way to
Cape Canaveral from Texas.
Today, freight is shipped via semi-truck or rail, and
the Intracoastal Waterway is mostly a recreational boat
haven, but I wonder what this part of the world would
look like without that 100-foot-wide, 9-foot-deep chan-
nel on our eastern doorstep.
Oh, and don't forget the dredge that gave us back
a wide, sandy beach on the Gulf side of Island. Think
what damage this year's storms would have caused if
we didn't have that sand barricade between our
Gulffront homes and the pounding surf.
Like it or not, I guess we owe a lot of our Island
history to dredges.

Sandscript factoid
Here's some boater facts to keep in mind: the most
popular months to buy a new boat, in order, are July,
April and June. Top months to sell-used boats are Jtly,
September and June, and about twice as many used
boats are sold in Florida as new ones. Oh, and personal
watercraft still outsell all other boats, with 52 percent
of boat sales coming from the Jet-Ski ilk.
For those of you who are really into boat trivia, the
top-selling boats in the state for 1998 were again in
order Sea Ray, Bayliner, Carolina Skiff, Wellcraft,
Regal, Tracker, Pro-Line, Aquasport, Boston Whaler
and Key West.
All this info comes from something called the
Marine Industry Association of South Florida.






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 DECEMBER 30, 1998 0 PAGE 23 K[3


Pompano proud to be best bet in local fishing


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Despite the havoc that fast-moving cold front
brought Saturday, fishing has been fast and furious in
the past week. Pompano seem to be the best bet right
now, followed by black drum, mackerel and redfish.
Offshore, grouper fishing remains excellent, and there
have been some 60-pound amberjack reeled in from
about 100 feet of water in the Gulf.
Don't forget that snook and trout season is still
closed.
Fishers at the Rod and Reel Pier report some
drum, a few redfish and a couple catch-and-release
snook.
Anglers at the Anna Maria City Pier are reeling
in a few nice-sized sheepshead, some black drum at
night and pompano.
Annie's Bait & Tackle said that Capt. Zack on the
Dee Jay II said he's catching catch-and-release snook
here and there, lots of redfish and trout of course, now
that the season is closed, trout are starting to bite -
plus some pompano.
Capt. Sam Kimball on the Legend said action last
week was great for his charters. He brought in a bunch
of 15-pound grouper, mangrove and yellowtail snapper
all in about 75 feet of water. In the deeper Gulf waters,
30-pound amberjack were boated.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair said man-
grove snapper in the 16-pound range were just some of
his best catches last week; other action included sheep-
shead up to four pounds and a few redfish.
At the Snead Island Crab House, Dave Johnson

SPORTS, FROM PAGE 21
B-ball returns
The Center's basketball league is back up and run-
ning after a week-long break due to the holidays and
the Indoor Soccer Tournament. There are three to four
teams in each division battling it out for top spots.
The Premier League has a tie between Anna Maria
Oyster Bar and Police Athletic League, each posting a
2-1 record. Division I has Anna Maria Glass & Screen
leading the pack with a perfect 4-0 record. Trailing
right on their heels is Wyman Plumbing with a 4-1
record and Coldwell Banker at 3-1. Jessie's Island
Store is still in the running at 3-2.
Division II is tight at the top of the standings as
Tree of Life, Florida Yacht Connection and Beach
House Restaurant all own 5-1 records, while Sign of
the Mermaid is hanging in there at 3-2.
These next few weeks will sort out the contend-
ers from the pretenders. Check the schedule in this
issue of the newspaper and come to the Center and
catch a game or two.

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said redfish are still pretty thick in the bays, snapper is
a popular catch off the Sunshine Skyway Bridge fish-
ing piers, and black drums are coming up to fisher's
hooks in the passes.
Capt. Curt Morrison on the Neva-Miss said 10-
pound red and gag grouper are snapping at the hooks,
baited with cut threadfin herring and live pinfish, about
15 miles out in the Gulf of Mexico. He's also putting
charters onto some 35-pound barracuda farther off-
.shore at 20 miles, using artificial lures. At the 30-mile
mark offshore, look for bonita and amberjack in the 22-
pound range, with pinfish and cut threadfin herring
again the best bait. Fishing-has been very good for
Capt. Curt, by the way.
Carl at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said wade
fishers are ding good with nice-sized redfish in Palma
Sola Bay, plus big flounder and sheepshead around the
bridges and-piers.
Capt. Rick Gross said he's finding lots of sheep-
shead, mackerel, pompano, flounder and reds.
On my boat Magic we've been getting lots and lots
of mangrove snapper, a few sheepshead, black drum,
whiting, pompano and catch-and-release snook.
Capt. Tom Chaya took last week off but is back
in action this week.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said white bait is still
hanging around for those anglers willing to work to get it.
Pompano is the best bet right now, plus mackerel along
the beaches. Offshore action includes excellent grouper
catches, and some amberjack have been brought back that
tipped the scales at better than 60 pounds.


Looking back
With the year winding down, it is once again
time to take a look back at all of the sporting events
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Jan. 6 Marco Polo vs. Sign of the Mermaid at 6 p.m. \
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sl[3] PAGE 24 0 DECEMBER 30, 1998 E THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Fifth Annual AMICC/lslander Bystander


Indoor Soccer Tournament Champions


Under-10 Indoor Soccer Tournament winner Tornados, MVP Will Kretzmann


Under-12 Indoor Soccer Tournament winner Santa's Helpers, MVP Justin Smith


Under-14ndoor Soccer Tournament winner Northwest, MVP Miles Leelle
Under-]4 Indoor Soccer Tournamnent winner Northwest, MVP Miles Letelle


Under-16 Indoor Soccer Tournament winner Wackers, MVP Ben Kretzmann


Under-18 Indoor Soccer Tournament winner Islanders, MVP Brian Kinlaw


Adult-Division Indoor Soccer Tournament winner Rage, MVP Todd Koren


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Island real estate sales
S 207 Gladiolus, Anna Maria, a ground-level
canalfront 1,828 sfla 3bed/2bath/2car home built in


SPORTS, FROM PAGE 23
that I covered during the year and compile a
top-10 of sports stories. If you readers have
sports news or have any thoughts as what you
feel was the top story of the year in sports, give
me a call at 756-9800.
That's right! I am now a "towner." My wife
and I are purchasing a house in Bradenton and
with our lease up on the Island, we're staying
at her mother's house until our home is ready.
Don't be alarmed if you call me and get a
recording that says you have reached the
Canniffs just leave a message for me or
reach me by e-mail at IslandFC@AOL.com.
Have a great year, and see you next week.


1974 on a 75x100 lot, was sold 11/9/98, Smith to Kirby
& Kirker for $195,000; list $220,000.
315 Tarpon, Anna Maria, a ground-level canalfront
1,108 sfla 2bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1961 on a
75x110 lot, was sold 11/12/98, Zwart to Lacios, for
$166,000.
520 70th St., Holmes Beach, a canalfront ground-
level 1,296 sfla 2bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1965 on
an 85x103 lot, was sold 11/12/98, Linenfelser to
Sardegna, for $175,000.
629 Dundee, Holmes Beach, a canalfront ground-
level 1,475 sfla 2bed/2bath/2car home built in 1968 on
a 95x115 lot, was sold 11/12/98, Seavey to Black, for
$245,000; list $260,000.
305 66th St., Holmes Beach, an elevated 1,740 sfla
2bed/l&1/2bath- 2bed/l& I/2bath duplex built in 1983
on a 90x105 lot, was sold 11/20/98, Schmidt to
Shardell, for $190,000; list $225,000.
507 65th St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level
canalfront 1,279 sfla 2bed/2bath/lcar home built in
1967 on a 90x100 lot, was sold 11/20/98, Schuette to
Mclnerney, for $160,000; list'$192,000.
607 Dundee, Holmes Beach, a ground-level
canalfront 1,400 sfla 2bed/2bath/2car/pool home built


Realty raves
David Moynihan led listing honors and
Michael Advocate was top salesman of tfie Anna
Maria Island office of Wagner Realty for No-
vember. Other top listers were Nancy Allen of
the Manatee Avenue office, Verna Frey of Pal-
metto, Jack McCormick of Longboat Key and
Mary Bolan at Wildewood. Other sales leaders
were Yvonne Higgins of Manatee Avenue, Mary
Wickersham of Longboat, David Tyler of Pal-
metto and Bolan at Wildewood.
Joe Kaye, long a resident of Northwest
Bradenton, has joined Wagner Realty, bringing
16 years of residential and commercial real es-
tate experience. He will be at the Wagner office
at 6400 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.


in 1968 on a 90x115 lot, was sold 11/18/98, Kreisel to
Mullaney, for $235,000; list $249,000.
Compiled by Doug Dowiling, licensed real estate
broker, 778-1222, exclusively for The Islander By-
stander. Copyright 1998.






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 DECEMBER 30, 1998 N PAGE 25 ED

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

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

PECAN SALE MAMMOTH HALVES, new crop.
Holiday bags. Reduced to $6.00 lb. to benefit Island
Players. Call SunCoast Real Estate at 779-0202 for
information or delivery. Also available at the Islander
Bystander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

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

ANTIQUES: TEAKWOOD SHIP'S wheel, 42-inch,
$550. Octagon library table, $50. China, 75-piece
Noritake raised gold on white, $250. 1940's iron toys,
$50 each. Quilts, $75 to $200. 779-2393.

TWO FOLDING BIKES, Like new. Original price,
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Mariners Cove... ........... $249,900
Waters Edge ................. $249,000
Smugglers Landing ....... $239,900
Shell Point .................... $129,000
501 Gulf Dr .................. $112,500

ISLAND HOMES:

780 North Shore Dr ...... $269,000
114 Park .................... $259,000
123 Hammock .............. $188,500
8314 Marina Dr ............ $185,000
4004 6th Ave................ $99,000
443 62nd St ......:............ $86,900

MULTI FAMILY


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PROPERTIES:
112 52nd St ............... $659,000
-. 201 35th St ............... $640,000
:V' 2302 Gulf Dr ................ $569,000
Bob Fittro 101 25th St .................. $549,000
Realtor


Wendy Foldes
Broker/
Salesperson


2219 Gulf Dr ................ $375,000
303 56th St ................. $229,900
203 76th St ................ $219,900
312 64th St ................ $219,000
5806 Holmes Blvd......... $199,900


PERICO BAY CLUB


& PERICO ISLAND:
S 1010 Pelican Ct ............ $199,900
1273 Spoonbill Landings .... $142,900
504 Woodstork Circle .... $133,500
307 108th St................ $119,900
Nick Patsios 927 Sandpiper Circle ..... $109,500
Broker/
Salesperson
' MAINLAND:


Rebecca
Samler
Realtor


Bill Burnley
Realtor


6507 Riverview Blvd...... $321,000
8124 43rd Ave ............... $99,900
3716 43rd Ave W ........... $75,000
8316 43rd St W.............. $32,900


COMMERCIAL:
Restaurants, Motels,
Commercial lots, Residential lots ...

You name it,
we have it for sale!

Call for details!


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YOGA AND MEDITATION with Harmony Feldman.
Beginning and intermediate levels. Beginning Janu-
ary 11, daytime and evening, Art League. Must
pre-enroll. 921-0074.

CLASSICAL GUITAR LESSONS Bachelor's and
Master's Music degrees from the University of South-
ern California. Fifteen years teaching experience.
Call Andrew 778-6580.



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

LOST CAT. BLACK, grey striped, white chest and
paws. 74th Street area. Reward. 778-7309.



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

1991 THUNDERBIRD. GOOD Condition. 778-3234.








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much more! Retire with income! Only $180,000!

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

CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
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.

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

TWO MID 60'S, 40 hp, Johnson electric start motors.
Enough parts to make one run. $125 obo. 778-4605
or 779-2077, after 5.

FOR RENT PROTECTED boat slip. North end, Anna
Maria. Easy Gulf access 778-2165.



A Paradise Rental Management, Inc.
COMPARE:
Hours of Telephone Coverage
Amount of Advertising and Promotions
International Contacts
Occupancy Rate
Total Rental Income Per Property

1-800-237-2252 or 778-4800
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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.


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.

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.

HELP WANTED PART-time shop clerk. Buccaneer
Inn 383-5565.

COUNSELORS FOR ELEMENTARY-AGE after-
school program, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays plus oc-
casional eves, Saturdays for teen programs. De-
pendable, flexible, positive attitude. Excellent com-
munication skills with children and adults. Education,
artistic or recreation skills a plus. $6.00 to $7.00 per
hour. Drug Free Workplace. Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 778-1908, fax 778-9511.

HELP WANTED. PART-TIME grounds keeper,
twenty to thirty hours per week. Drug-free workplace.
778-5915.

KITCHEN, COOK, LINE, dishwasher. Full/part-time.
Apply in person, 1701 Gulf Drive North, Bradenton
Beach. Seniors and teens welcome. Seven days, 7
a.m. to 3 p.m.

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.


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


ANNA MARIA $399,000 4BR/2.5BA home on
a canal with a boathouse, two fireplaces, hot
tub, two garages and a workshop. Call Karin
Stephan, Realtor 388-4433. 1832204.
KEY ROYALE $299,000 3BR/2BA home on
a canal with boat dock. Turnkey furnished
with large fireplace. Call Karin Stephan, Re-
altor 388-4433. IB33135.
GREAT LOCATION! 3BR/2BA deepwater
canalfront home with boat dock, community
pool, tennis courts and clubhouse. Turnkey
furnished. $345,000 Call Karin Stephan, Re-
altor 388-4433 or Connie Volts, Realtor 751-
1155. I887235.
INTERNET-KBSTEPHAN@AOL.COM
All my listings can be seen on the
world wide web. http://www.pruflorida.com


HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA Richmond home with eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, huge master bedroom,
barrel-tile roof, large lanai and cement drive. $149,900. Call Carol Heinze, Realtor 751-1155. IB27251
CANALFRONT Spacious 3BR/3BA with "bonus" computer room. Expansive private yard. Newer eat-in-kitchen,
master wing, lots of tile. Dock with no bridges to bay. Approximately 1,800 sq. ft. living area. Now priced at
$259,000. Call Karen Lohse, Realtor 751-1155. IB31936.
ISLAND DUPLEX Lowest-priced concrete-block duplex on the Island. Only $139,000. Just one block to the
beach. 2BR/1BA and 1BR/1BA duplex. Close to shopping and restaurants. Great to live in or for investment.
IB28042. Call Carol Heinze, Realtor 751-1155.

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OUR CALL FOR NEW LISTINGS.
RESIDENTIAL
DUPLEX 2BR/1.5BA each side. Family room and porch one side.
Total 2.300+ living area. 309 65th Holmes Beach. $229,500.
DUPLEX VILLAS WITH HEATED POOL. 4BR/2BA 2,006 sq. ft.
living area each side. Exceptional value. Loaded with extras. Must see
to appreciate. $440,000.
VILLAGE GREEN. 2BR/2BA, tile roof, enclosed Florida room.
Less than a block to golf course. $ 118,000.
WHITE AVE/BEACH ACCESS. 3BR/2BA, lot 100x 130. Immacu-
late, attractive, lush landscape. $380,000.
DUPLEX 3BR/2BA and 2BR/2BA, near bay. $225,000.
COUNTRY ESTATE 10 acre, house. Zoned PDR. $235,000.
COMMERCIAL
STYLING SALON Eight stations. Owner retiring. $39,000 OBO.
LOT C-2 Zoning.Walk to beach $150,000.
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L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E* DS


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

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

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

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

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

MOTHER/DAUGHTER CLEANING. Honest, reliable,
references. Let us clean it up! $15 per hour, two-hour
minimum. Please beep, 215-5956.


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

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. Call Larry 778-0119.

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

SPARKLING CLEAN SERVICES Licensed, Bonded.
Residential, commercial, homes, condominiums,
rentals, properties, offices. Move in/out. Specialist.
Estimates. Call Beverly 778-1945.

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.

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 CEN-
TRE 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.


ANNA MARIA BAYFRONT LOT at 834 S. Bay Blvd.
includes a front wall with gate and asphalt driveway,
a seawall in very good repair, some sandy beach to
walk, and 19,600 (100x196) square feet of land to
build a better house than the one that burned down
in the 1960s. Asking $400,000.

Doug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, FI 34216
SPhone & Fax: (941)778-1222
E-Mail: dougdowling@earthlink.net
http://home.earthlink.net/-doigdowling/




Anna Maria


Four plex


Dock on Lake La.Vista. Steps

to beautiful Gulf Beach. Two

buildings, four units nestled in

tropical splendor. Reduced to

$310,000.

Bobye Chasey, GRI, Broker / Salesperson
Bus: (941)778-2261 Fax: (941)778-7944
Toll Free: (800)422-6325 After Hours: (941)778-1532



RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE, INC.
605C Manatee Ave., Holmes Beach, FL 34217
http://www.coldwellbanker.com
an independently owned and operated member of Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corporation


COME RELAX AND ENJOY your own beach getaway. CANALFRONT HOME in Longboat Key Village. Close to
Townhouse with three balconies, partial gulf view and steps to the shopping and restaurants. Short walk to the beach. Direct
beach. Comfortably fumished. Great rentalpotential. $119,500. Bob boating access to the Intracoastal and Gulf of Mexico.
Burnett, 387-0048 or Judy Nimz, 922-1015. C31177 $204,000. Bob Burnett, 387-0048. R33906


ULTIMATE SUNSETS and expansive views of Sarasota and METICULOUSLY MAINTAINED residence on sailboat water.
Longboat Key. Property consists of two separate houses and Quality built 4BR/3B featuring scores of upgrapdes and pool.
deeded boat dock. Main house features wood floors, fireplace and $580,000. Hal Gillihan, 778-2194. R34212
exquisite master suite. $375,000. Van Bourgois, 761-0273. R27775


MAINLAND
LARGE LOT with mature oak trees.
Screened back porch, brick courtyard in
private setting. Lots of character, wood
floors. Two blocks from the river. Pat
Willingham, 722-4412 or Del Couch, 722-
3477. R34474
PANORAMIC VIEWS of lake and reser-
voir. River Landings Bluff home. Located
on cul-de-sac across from community pool
and boat dock. $176,900. Linda Formella,
755-0704 or Tierney Foster, 751-3554-
752-0101. R34516
PERFECT FAMILY HOME in desirable
neighborhood. Only 2 years old, 4BR/3B,
coral fireplace, large corner lot, fenced. Tile
throughout, great room, lanai. $225,000.
Van Bourgois, 761-0273. R34476


LOTS/ACREAGE
PARCELS available from 4 to 30 acres
all @ $7,000 per acre. All located on ad-
jacent roads. Cleared and ready to build
on. Pat Willingham 722-4412 or Del
Couch, 722-3477. L33743

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Available properties by the
week or by the month from
Anna Maria Island to Venice.
Call one of our rental and
resort specialists.
(941) 951-6668 or (800) 881-2222


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
GREAT VIEWS of Sarasota Bay. Custom
canal-front pool home. 4BR/3.5B, new mas-
ter suite with veranda, open kitchen, 2 lanais.
Botanical garden setting, barbecue, deck.
Deep water dock, great for sailboat.
$399,000. Don Lewis, 746-3200. R33547
SPECTACULAR SUNSET VIEW from this re-
modeled Palma Sola bayfront home. Over
3,600 sq. ft., 4BR/4B, large rec room. Spacious
master suite with great views. Fireplace, pool,
dock. $569,900. Sandy Drapala, 794-3354 or
Kathy Marcinko, 792-9122. R31738


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-The Islander Bystander office will close at noon Dec. 31 in order to allow staff and families to
enjoy the holiday. The deadline for classified advertising (line ads for items for sale, services,
rentals and real estate, etc.) will be Monday, Jan. 4 at NOON for the Jan. 6 issue.
Classified advertising must be mailed or placed in person with payment. The Islander Bystander accepts fax orders for
classified advertising with MasterCard or Visa payment. Fax to (941) 778-9392 with complete information including credit card
number, expiration and telephone contact information. Information: 778-7978. Office: 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.


Residential Sales/Rental Division Licensed Real Estate Broker





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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
L Sandy's Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Sn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
arw We Monitor Irrigation Systems
j INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
7781345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
Established in 1983
@@B9@RU@D0@G STATE LICENSED & INSURED
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CONSTRUCTION JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION
CONSTRUCTION Remodeling Contractors
CONSTRUCTION Building Anna Maria since 1975
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I Paradise Improvements
SQuality home repair and maintenance
Steven Kaluza 778-4173
SIsland References and Insured
Painting Drywall Tile Doors Screens Etc ...



Residential Commercial
Check our references: 7
"Quality work at a reasonable price."
Licensed/Insured Serving Anna Maria Island Since 1986 778-2860

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


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

S Window & Screen Cleaning Pressure Washing
S G.G.s Cleaning Service
Residential & Commercial Cleaning
(941)747-7077
Free Estimates Fully Insured & Bonded

Take Control of Your Money
IPol Located in
Huntington Downtown Bradenton
Mortgage 1001 Third Ave W.
Company 750-9964 CATRINAFOSTER


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



ROBERT STONE



Commercial e Residential
Custom Homes Remodeling

795-5955
Fax: 795-6747 CBC058107


IISLANDER[ [N1
"The best news on Anna Maria."


Mobile Detail Service
We come to you!

Most Cars: $95*
*Wash, buff, wax, shampoo interior. Under
carriage, tires and rims all treated and
protected plus engine pressure cleaning.
$95 for small to mid-size cars. By
appointment, at your home or office. Your
car doesn't have to be driven anywhere! Let
us protect and preserve your investment.




Please note new phone number:
371-8006
THE AREA'S #1 MOBILE DETAILER IS BACK!
All cars/trucks personally serviced by Damon.


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/INYL 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.

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.

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.

ANNUAL RENTAL 2303 Avenue C, 2BR/1 BA duplex
in quiet neighborhood, new Berber carpet, washer/
dryer, $725 month. Seasonal rentals; Runaway Bay,
$2,400. Northbeach Village, $2,500. 727 Jacaranda,
3BR/2BA house, $2,500. 505 Key Royale 2BR/2BA
house with pool, $3,000. 111 50th Street 4BR/2BA
house, $2,800. 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 restaurant. Call Ed Z. 758-5838.

ANNA MARIA 4BR/2.5BA home with elevator. Beau-
tiful Gulf views.-Steps to beach, no pets or smokers.
Seasonal, four or five months, $3,000 month. 941-
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.

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

SEASONAL LATE CANCELLATION. West Bay
Cove, January availability. 2BR/2BA, turnkey, pool,
tennis. Old Florida Realty, 778-3377.

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

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.

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.

NICE 1BR U. 'STAIRS. 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/1BA annual rental. $750 per month, first,
last, plus security. After 5 p.m. 779-2008.

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


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HOLMES BEACH 1BR/1BA, ground leiel, washer/
dryer, Florida Room, beach 100-yards, $625 per month.
Annual lease, first, last and security, 778-1511.

ANNUAL RENTALS 2BR duplexes, $750-$850; 2BR
condominiums, $800-$850; 1BR duplexes, $550; 2BR
triplex, $850. Call Mike Norman Realty 778-6696.

ANNUAL 2BR/1BA FURNISHED, washer/dryer, car-
port, adults preferred, no pets, $675 per month plus
utilities. First, last, security. 778-5057. Available
January 1.
SURF SIDE 2BR/1BA. seasonal, January, February,
and March, $3,000 per month U.S. or $7,000 Cana-
dian, cash. Also 2BR/1BA annual $900 per month,
available April, 1999. 792-2779.

HOLMES BEACH SEASONAL, heated pool, stone's
throw to Gulf beach. Due to cancellation have 2BR
available February, March. Pirates Den 778-4368.

COMMERCIAL OFFICE FOR rent, 310 Pine Avenue,
Anna Maria. 20-ft x 12-ft, carpeted, with bathroom,
$440 per month. Call 941-778-8206.

STUDIO APARTMENT IN Holmes Beach. January
through April, $1,000 per month. Completely fur-
nished, including electric, cable tv, phone. Call 778-
0212 or 778-2833.
SEASONAL OR SHORT term rental. 2BR/2BA,
ground level, garage, laundry, walk to beach, quiet
neighborhood, $1,800 per month. Holmes Beach.
778-1589.
BEAUTIFUL NEW 3BR/2BA, Terra Ceia Bay condo-
minium. turnkey, 5th floor, fabulous bay view, pool,
tennis, golf, easy access. $2,200/mo. 924-8274.
SEASONAL RENTAL 1BR/2BA apartment near
beach on Anna Maria Island. New kitchen, cable tv,
microwave, etc. $1,495 per month, plus tax. Available
January and April, 1999. Pets welcome. Information
S-778-1098.
FURNISHED 2BR/1BA GROUND floor. Seasonal,
immaculate, no pets. 224 84th Street, Holmes Beach.
778-3267.
FOR RENT HOLMES Beach, unfurnished cottage.
2BR/1BA, washer/dryer, central heat/air-condition-
ing, large yard. Annual only, $700'per month, plus
utilities. 761-9182.
ANNUAL WEST BAY Cove waterfront, near new
Publix. 2BR/2BA, pool, tennis, washer/dryer. Old
Florida Realty 778-3377.
1BR CONDOMINIUM. TURNKEY, bayfront pool,
steps to beach. Available now, $1,300 per month.
778-8412.


MOUNT VERNON 2BR/2BA bayview unit 55+. No
pets, no smoking, security required. $2,100 per
month, seasonal. $900 per month, annual. 792-4081.
JANUARY, FEBRUARY, MARCH, April. Large 2BR
apartment overlooking water, across from City Pier,
cable, telephone, heated pool, $1,300 month. 778-9188.
FLAMINGO CAY CANALFRONT with dock. 3BR/
2BA, two-car garage, large family room with fireplace.
$1,200 per month, annual lease. First, last, and se-
curity. 795-1199.
200-FEET TO BEACH. 1BR cottage, cute, clean,
quiet, close to pier and shops. Completely furnished,
$500 per week. $1,500 per month. 778-8571.
SLIP BACK INTO time! Spectacular views, modern
kitchen. Appoint this lovely beach home with Olde
Florida Charm. Book now for Season, $4,000 per
month. Wagner Realty 778-2246.
HOLMES BEACH WESTBAY Point and Moorings.
2BR/2BA downstairs condominium, pool, tennis,
January only. 778-1827.
FOR RENT NICE 2BR/2BA apartment, central heat,
steps to beach and shopping. $700 per month and se-
curity. Includes water and garbage. No pets. 778-1259.
SEASONAL OR ANNUAL Gulfview. February 1. 106
31st Street, Holmes Beach. Washer/dryer upstairs.
$1,600 per month, seasonal. $850, annual. 941-324-
7046 or 778-4141.

GULF VACATION APARTMENTS. Walk to shops
and dining. Popular and new with wicker and
plants. Daily/weekly. Pets okay. Reasonable rates.
778-7273.

SEASONAL RENTAL SPACIOUS well-kept effi-
ciency with screened lanai. Residential area, Holmes
Beach. Available January and February. $900
includes utilities. 778-5884.
1BR HOLMES BEACH, steps to beach. Screened
lanai, laundry, $1,200 monthly includes utilities. 779-
2337 or 778-5884.
FOR RENT ANNA Maria canalfront home 2BR/2BA,
one car garage, laundry, dock, half-block to beach,
$2,000 month or $550 week. 778-8559.
1 BR VACATION APARTMENTS half-block to beach.
Walk to shops/dining. Reasonable rates. Call the
White.House. 778-2039.


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!home. Three years new, many extras. $485,000, by
owner/broker. 130 Hammock Road, Anna Maria. 778-
6155, Appointment only.
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MOBILE HOME on Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach
near Intracoastal Waterway. 12-ft by 32-ft, newly re-
modeled. $5,500. Must sell! Call 746-5569.

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.

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

QUIET KEY ROYALE waterfront 2BR/2BA home on
desirable corner lot. lovingly restored, complete with
beautiful gardens and very private hot tub under the
moon and the stars. By.chance or by appointment,
778-2409.

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

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


COMMERCIAL BUILDING FOR Sale. 310 Pine
Avenue, Anna Maria. Let the rent help make the
payments. Call 941-778-8206.

BARGAIN PRICED BY Motivated Seller. Save
$60,000 on this best island buy. 3/4BR/3BA, huge
office/in-law studio with water view porch, two canal
docks with boat lift, solar pool/spa, fruit trees, work-
shop, storage, big maintenance-free corner. Seller
pays all closing costs. $229,900. 388-3885.

ELEVEN UNIT MOTEL, excellent condition, good
income, owner will finance! $850,000. Watercraft
rental, high traffic, good business, $155,000. Work-
shop with office on second floor, great location in
middle of island, $59,900. Ice Cream Parlor, good
steady business, owner finance, reduced to $45,000.
Nail Salon, good clientele, been in business for ten
years, $40,000. Call Deborah Thrasher, Wedebrock
Real Estate, Co. 383-5543 or 778-3395.

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, January 3, 1999. 12
noon to 4 p.m. 603 Baronet Lane, Holmes Beach.
778-2409.

FOR SALE NICE beach duplex. 4BR/4BA, central
heat, ground level, steps to beach and shopping.
$140,000 owner. 778-1259.

BIG NORTH END Lot. Corner Poinsettia and Fern.
8300 sq. ft., quiet neighborhood, short walk to Gulf
and bay, $105,000. John Michaels, Gulf-Bay Realty
779-1101.


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9701 Gulf Drive P O Box 717 Anna Maria, FL 34216
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TRUE ISLAND BARGAIN!
This great 2BR/2BA elevated home is in the heart
of Anna Maria. Nice neighborhood, close to
beaches, shopping and post office. Plenty of
storage. Don't miss this opportunity to own in
Anna Maria. Offered at just $169,000.


SPACIOUS DUPLEX!
This large duplex in the heart of Holmes Beach is
just a short walk to the beach and perfect for
owner occupancy. Located on an extra large lot
(106 x 150) this duplex has loads of potential.
Priced to allow for some minor updating, this one
won't last. Just listed at $204,000


REDUCED! START YOUR OWN BUSINESS
This charming home in the heart of Anna Maria Wonderful opportunity to have a shop, office or sa-
has just been reduced to $174,900. Featuring Ion and live next door in a one bedroom separate
2BR/2BA, this home is built on a very large lot with apartment. Also has a large corner location with 260
loads of privacy. Plenty of room for a pool or fu- feet of road frontage which provides ample parking
ture expansion, and easy access. Sounds too good to be true? Drive
by 315-317 Pine Avenue. Only $199,000!


550 FEET TO THE GULF
Two bedroom decorated in a bright beach motif.
Screened lanai overlooks a tropical paradise rear
garden. Offered at $209,900!


REDUCED CANAL FRONT !!!
This charming home offers 2BR/2BA, den, up-
dated kitchen and low-maintenance yard. Deep-
water canal with seawall, boat dock and direct-bay
access. Call today to see this beautifully main-
tained home, now reduced to $195,000.


FOR SALE BY Owner. Holmes Beach 3BR/2BA with
deeded boat slip. Open floor plan with Florida Room.
761-9245.

GULFFRONT CONDOMINIUM 2BR/2BA, two-car
garage, fantastic views, turnkey furnished, $249,000.
Call Yvonne Higgins at Wagner Realty 761-3100.

GULFFRONT CONDOMINIUM 1BR/1BA, delightful
view, lovely furnishings, ceramic tile, covered park-
ing, heated pool, lots of storage. Call Yvonne Higgins
at Wagner Realty 761-3100.

SPACIOUS 3BR/2BA CONDOMINIUM at Perico Bay
Club. Wonderful unit and community minutes to
beaches or shopping. $159,900. Call Yvonne Higgins
at Wagner Realty.761-3100.

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must be paid in advance. Stop by or mail to 5404 Ma-
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to Chez Andre in the Island Shopping Center. More in-
formation: 778-7978.
EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY All real estate adver-
tising herein is subject to the Fair Housing Act, which
makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation or
discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handi-
cap, familial status or national origin, or intention to make
any such preference, limitation or discrimination." Famil-
ial status includes children under age of 18 living with par-
ents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people se-
curing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will
not knowing 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 avail-
able on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of dis-
crimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777, for the
hearing impaired (TDD) 1-800-543-8294.


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


SECOND HOUSE FROM GULF. 3-5BR/3.5BA home
less than 60 yards to beach access and glorious sun-
sets. Lots of storage. Hardwood floors throughout most
of home. Carport plus one-car garage used as a work-
shop. Large lot with.58-foot back yard patio. Loads of
possibilities! $335,000. Dial the Duncans! Judy 778-
1589 or Darcie 779-2290 eves.


ISLAND COTTAGE 2BR/1 BA home with tile and wood
floors. Updates in '95 include kitchen, bath, roof,
A/C system, windows. $122,000. Call Carla Price 778-
0770 eves.

CONDOS OFF ISLAND
WILD OAK BAY. 3BR/2BA spacious first-floor condo
with view of lake from the lanai and steps from the
pool. Turnkey furnishings negotiable. Reduced to
$118,900. Call Zee Catanese 794-8991 eves.

THE LANDMARK. 1 BR/1 BA and 2BR/2BA units avail-
able on second and third floors. Elevator building,
close to hospital, doctors and buses. $55,900 and
$74,900. Call Marion Ragni 761-1415 eves.


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PRICED TO SELL!
Nestled on the turning basin
of one of Anna Maria's pret-
tiest canals, this 2BR/2BA
home is $20,000 below pre-
viously offered price. Spa-
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room, kitchen and bedroom all have a lovely view down the
canal. Courtyard entry. $165,000.
SPECTACULAR SUNSETS and panoramic views are yours in
this 2BR/2BA bayside condo. Unique free-flowing floor plan
offers two master suites. There's even a view from the heated
pool/spa! $187,500.
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and boat dock. Elizabeth Andricks 778-4800. ............... $179,900
Elevated HOLMES BEACH HOME. Fenced backyard and big stor-
age. Elizabeth Andricks 778-4800................................... $159,000
ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB. Direct Gulffront.. Lynn Hostetler
778-4800.......... ............................................$269,000
SANDY POINTE. Direct Bay view. Can't beat this one. Turnkey fur-
nished. Lynn Hostetler 778-4800............. ................ $159,000
3BR/2.5BA KEY ROYALE HOME. Boat lift, wide canal,
ABSOLUTELY A MUST SEE! Dick Maher or Dave Jones 778-4800
............................................................................... $273,500
Elevated 3BR/2BA home, NORTH HOLMES BEACH. Owner says
sell. Ken Rickett 778-3026. Only ..................................... $179,500
2BR/2BA direct GULFFRONT, great rental. Lynn Hostetler
778-4800............................................... ................ .... $239,000
2BR/2BA canal home, furnished. POSSIBLE OWNER FINANC-
ING. Ken Rickett 778-3026. ......................................... $159,000
KEY ROYALE HOME. large lot, boat dock, furnished. Ken Rickett
778-3026. .................................... ................... ....... $199,900
SHOREWALK VILLAS. Furnished, great rental, pool and tennis.
Prices starting in the mid $50s. Lynn Hostetler 778-4800

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DIRECT GULF FRONT. Newly listed
2BR/2BA "Old Florida" residence in quiet
area of Holmes Beach. Large lot with 150
feet of beach front. Zoned for 5 units.
Plans and artist rendering available.
$795,000. Call Bill Bowman 778-2246,
Eves. 794-8482. #34496.


SUNBOW BAY condominium 4BR/3BA
townhouse. 2,300 sq. ft. overlooking canal
with private boat dock. Spanish tile, Berber
carpet with step-down vaulted ceiling living
room. Numerous closets and large storage/
laundry room. $178,900. Call Micheal Ad-
vocate 778-2246, Eves 778-0608.


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. Gall Dave Moynihan
778-2246, Eves. 778-7976. #28633


BEST BUY ON THE ISLAND 2BR/1B
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. #32896


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BY RICH NORRIS / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ 1 2111


ACROSS
1 Clown's supply
5 Tore
9 Border
13 Comedian's
supply
18 PartofF.D.R.:
Abbr.
19 "Your--
20 Sewed up
21 Root of
government
22 Pest-removal
word?
24 Scott Turow
book
25 Molasses cookie
27 Practice area, of
a kind
30 Sound for Old
MacDonald
31 Lansing-to-Flint
dir.
32 Safari sight
33 R.&B./jazz
singer James
34 One abroad
35 Still-life subject
36 Hipsters
38 Gum
predecessor
41 Tanning lotion
abbr.
44 Found a new
tenant for
46 Richie's dad, to
the Fonz
47 Extremely easy
shot


51 Applied, as a 92 "Nashville"
patch actress
53 Come to 97 Narc's find
56 George Sand, 99 Certain
for one rainwear
57 Worth 102 Much-used
58 "Thewicked flee 103 Dept. of Labor
hewickedflee division
when--
pursueth": 104 Not too swift
Proverbs 107 With 112-Down,
60 Give out a pale shade
62 Augur 108 1930's comics
girl
63 Duringthe 109 Oneof six,
knight-time? usually
65 Inn crowd 113 Winter Olympics
66 "Human event
Concretion" 116 Madre's baby
sculptor 117 -toothed
67 Stiff, hot drink 118 Onewho pulls
71 President strings
Madison: Abbr. 119 Triple-edged
73 Drive off sword
76 Howsome 120 They may be put
papers are on pedestals
presented 121 Keyboardist
77 Item for a Hess
Mexican pot? 122 Give rise to
78 Only insects that 123 Origin
can turn their 124 Jr.'s exam
heads to look
behind them 125 Strategem
80 In- (unborn) DOWN
1 Puff
81 Some shirts Pr
2 Provoke
82 Climber's spike 3 Circumference
83 Acts frugally 4 Interference
85 Tea source 5 Alert subject
88 Stallcall 6 "Turandot"
89 Black civil rights tenor
org. since 1912 7 Conquest of
90 Well-wisher's 5/29/53
word 8 Erase
91 Col. in a 9 Military
profit-and-loss communications
statement expert


10 Here, in Le
Havre
11 Condemned
publicly
12 Trim
13 Ding-a-ling
14 Two-time U.S.
Open winner
15 Strength
16 Clan chief of old
Scotland
17 Extremely
23 Source of many
calls
26 Sufficient, in
verse
28 Written down
29 In-flight P.A.
announcement
35 Prolonged
separations
37 Pavement
caution
39 Trouble
40 Yawning
41 1928 movie
subtitled "The
King of the
Beasts"
42 Doom
43 Subject of
numerous 70's
lawsuits
45 Lassitude
48 Lamb chops
accompanied
49 Chief who
negotiated peace
with the
Pilgrims
50 Language
ending
52 Never, in
Nuremberg


53 Oriental nurse 72 1960 Everly 86 Perfect
Rrnthprs hit ....-


54 "0 Babylon!"
playwright
Derek
55 Actor Bruce
59 Some E.R. cases"
61 Chop--
63 Cries of disgust
64 Gardner and
others
68 Vein pursuits
69 Partner of away
70 Flyinggroup


74 They have big
bills
75 One of an old
threesome
77 Person in a race
78 AWOL pursuers
79 Fire hose water
source
80 Open
81 Granules
84 Like Brahms's
Piano Trio No. 1


101

I MRC


90 Some 1 0
Olympians 106
93 Capacity
94 Runs off (with) 108
95 Sun Devils'sch. 110
96 "Don't be
discouraged" 111
98 Artery 112
connection 114
99 Caravel features


20th anniversary
symbol
Soothsayer
When the afo
nuevobegins
Squander
Ballerina
Pavlova
Scorer's mark
See 107-Across
Marlowe's "The
- of Malta"


100 Invite, as to 115 Wedding page
one's apartment word


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