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THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND


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Island

By Paul Roat
A strong winter storm, coupled with extremely
high tides, flooded part of Anna Maria Island Saturday
night.
There were no injuries reported, but lots of sogy
carpets were found at curbside Sunday and Monday as
residents bailed out homes and businesses. One of the
hardest hit spots was the Holmes Beach Police Depart-
ment, which had almost three feet of water in its lower
level.
Street flooding was also prevalent in the 1 1 p.m.
storm, with portions of Marina Drive near the Island
Shopping Center in Holmes Beach partially closed
until floodwaters subsided. Gulf Drive in Bradenton
Beach was also breached by the Gulf of Mexico in
several locations south of the S-curves in the 2000
block.
Islanders were caught unprepared by the flood. A
score of homes, mostly in Holmes Beach, caught the
brunt of the floodwater. Especially hard hit was the bay
side of 56th Street, where most of the houses had salt-
water damage. In many instances, it was the first time
water had come into homes in more than two decades.
In Anna Maria, damage to pipes caused the Rod
& Reel Pier to remain closed Sunday morning until
repairs could be made. Another casualty was Rotten
Ralph's restaurant on South Bay Drive, where wa-
ter was "mid-shin deep at the bar," according to one
patron.
Anna Maria Fire Chief Andy Price said the depart-
ment received 23 calls that night, mostly from people
reporting flooding in their homes.
Anna Maria City Mayor Chuck Shumard said the
city fared well in the flood. "The water was high in a


lot of places, but one hour later everything was gone.
We had some debris, and the beaches took a beating,
but for the most part we were in pretty good shape."


Election qualifying starts off


with a bang in Holmes Beach


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
The three incumbent commissioners wasted no
time in picking up their election packets in Holmes
Beach last week although qualifying didn't start until
noon yesterday.
Incumbent Commissioners Luke Courtney, Pat
Geyer and Don Maloney all plan to throw their hats,
into the ring for the position which pays $4,800 per
year. Challengers have until noon Jan. 19 to qualify for
the March 9 election.
A candidate must be a citizen of the United States,
a registered voter and a resident of the city for two
years prior to qualifying for office. Qualifying packets
are available at city hall.
Packets include financial disclosure forms, a loy-
alty oath, an oath of candidate, petitions and affidavits.
A candidate can qualify by paying an election assess-
ment fee equal to one percent of the annual salary of the


office, or $48, submitting petitions with signatures of
15 voters residing in the city and filing a candidate resi-
dency affidavit.
A second method of qualifying is for the candidate
to file an "Undue Burden" oath which eliminates pay-
ing the election assessment fee and collecting the 15
voters' signatures.
Candidates must file three campaign reports. The
first is due Feb. 19 and covers the period from Jan. 5
to Feb. 12. The second is due March 5 and covers the
period from Feb. 13 to March 4. The third is due June
7 and covers the period from March 5 to June 6.
Voters have until Feb. 8 to register for the election
and may register at city hall. Absentee ballots are avail-
able by calling the Manatee County Elections Center
at 741-3823.
All voting will take place at Gloria Dei Lutheran
Church, 6608 Marina Drive, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on
March 9.


Grand opening set for

Holmes Beach City Hall


There won't be elephants or a parade as there was
for the opening of the Cortez Bridge in the 1957, but
Holmes Beach officials are planning a grand time for
all residents with the opening of the new city hall.
An invitation-only ribbon-cutting ceremony is set
for Friday, Jan. 15, for the city's department heads, area


government officials and dignitaries. The event is spon-
sored by The Islrander B '.stander.
Residents of Holmes B3each and all other Islanders are
invited to a Saturday, Jan. 16, grand opening and tour of
the all facilities with city commissioners, Mayor Carol
Whitmore, department heads and staff from noon to 3 p.m.


A river runs

through it
An unexpected violent
storm Saturday night left
the Holmes Beach Police
h. Department awash in
a o. thieefeet of water. Patrol

the storm, which coin-
cided with high tide and a
full moon, flooded the
building's lower-level
offices and storage area
within minutes. "It looked
like a dam broke, Velardi
said. The entire city hall
area was flooded with
water covering the tires of
vehicles in the parking lot.
Lt. Dale Stephenson said
the department lost two
computers and office
furniture. The gun locker,
equipmeient in the storage
area. electronics, person-
nel lockers, ordinance
books, reports and other
paperwork were all under
water. As a punip emptied
the basement of water,
Stephenson said he
assessed the department's
losses and packed up any
lpap'ers and equipment that
-. c. w l'e ,n't dactl ted for the
"'move to new cit V hall
:.. anticipated to be Jan. 18.
Islander Photo.
Pat Copeland.

Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale said
the city had "normal flooding at the areas that nor-
mally flood." He said there was water on streets
along Avenue A and Avenue B, and water crossed
Gulf Drive in several places. Water covered the
ground at the Sandpiper Mobile Home Park to a
depth of eight inches, Speciale said. but there were
no serious problems.
Holmes Beach Police Lt. Dale Stephenson said
limited traffic was allowed on NMarina Drive for about
90 minutes. Two boats floated onto the sidewalk at the
marina there, he said, but the owners were contacted
and the boats were pushed back into the basin waters
before flood waters receded.
He also reported damage to homes occurred at
North and South Harbor Drives.
"It was a freak-of-nature kind of thing"" Stephenson
said. "We just didn't know it was going to happen.'
Trish /lixon of Mixxon Insuratnce Company said
they I'eceived 12 claims as of MNlonday afternoon, pend-
ing inspection by flood insurance adjusters.


SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
O pinio ns ..................... ..... ............ ......... 6
Those Were the Days .................................... 7
Year in review ....................................... 8
A nnouncem ents ............................................ 10
Streetlife ................. ...... ..... ..... ............. 13
Island Map ..... ........... ...... ................ 14
Sports ................................... .... 17
Anna M aria Island tides ............................... 18
Fishing .............. ... ....................... 19
Crossw ord puzzle...................................... 28


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I[ PAGE 2 0 JANUARY 6, 1999 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


New technology an eyesore on Island


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
Roger Lutz, Holmes Beach city commissioner
and member of the beautification committee, is be-
side himself.
Things aren't going "beautifully" for Lutz.
First the 155-foot cell tower uglied up the sky-
line and now this: Perhaps not as imposing, but
Holmes Beach will soon see 10 or more gray metal
boxes that house a power supply, 6 feet, 6 inches
high, the two-foot-square cubicles will be placed
curbside throughout the city. Adjacent to the com-

Cable transformers
move in
As the first phase of Time Warner's transition
into the digital era, the company is upgrading
cable service with curbside "boxes" containing
power transformers throughout the Tampa Bay
area.
In Holmes Beach, Building Inspector Bill
Saunders said he was told Dec. 31 that locations
for the installation of the equipment are 211 85th
St., 503 69th St., 641 Key Royale Drive, 5607
Holmes Blvd. and 6500 Flotilla Drive.
Saunders noted he doesn't know if they have
other locations planned or not.
According to a February 1997 letter to the
city, the franchise agreement with Time Warner
will expire on Feb. 3, 2000. In the letter the com-
pany asked to begin contract renewal proceedings
with the city but the renewal issue has not been
addressed.
Sain said the franchise agreement is an ordi-
nance passed in 1970 with an amendment in
1979. The term of the agreement is 30 years.
Bradenton Beach Public Works Supervisor
Buddy Watts said he also received a call about a
month ago concerning cable work in the city. He
said he's awaiting a letter detailing the scope of
the work and the installation locations.


puter transformer is a five-foot meter pole.
No chance of disguising these large contraptions
as palm trees, as some hoped for the cell tower
blight.
Lutz said of the cable boxes, "They're appall-
ing."
As the first phase of Time Warner's transition
into the digital era, the company is upgrading cable
service with the installation of fiber-optic technol-
ogy throughout the Tampa Bay area.
Officials from each Island city were notified of
the improvements, and a clause on upgrading is in-
cluded in each franchise ordinance, though it appears
no one knew what it would entail.
Apart from it being the first phase of fiber-optic
technology, another function is that in the event of
a power outage, the computers are designed to "keep
the cable signal" by way of battery backup. Custom-
ers shouldn't experience interruption in cable service
during power outages in the future.
Three substations each are also being placed in
Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach.
Anna Maria Mayor Chuck Shumard said he
knew about Time Warner's intent to upgrade, but he
thought they would rewire existing cable above or
below the ground.
He said he didn't know anything about "these
things."
The public works departments in each city were
notified of the installations, though not all depart-
ments have been advised of the locations. It appears
no one was allowed input on where the substations
would be installed.
Time Warner's Utility Liason Rebuild Supervi-
sor John Pugh admits the units are big. He said no
matter where he put them, people would complain.
Some residents and officials are questioning
how Time Warner determined where transformers
would be placed, claiming less intrusive locations
exist nearby.


PLEASE SEE CABLE, NEXT PAGE


Cable equipment
moved after protest
PDG Electric installed the Island's first fiber-
optic equipment for Time Warner Communications
at 708 North Bay Blvd. in Anna Maria on Dec. 28,
as shown above. Property owner Doug Copeland
objected to the equipment's location, which
appears to be encroaching on his property. City
officials intervened and advised the company to
move the equipment into the right of way. On Jan.
4, Copeland was visited by Time Warner officials
who offered to move the equipment to a more
inconspicious location on the property. The new
location will be buffered byfoliage. Islander
Photos: Pat Copeland.


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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JANUARY 6, 1999 U PAGE 3 JE


Anna Maria's roads, sidewalks get going over


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
At first glance at the balance sheet, it would appear
the City of Anna Maria has well exceeded its antici-
pated expenses with respect to roads and sidewalks.
So early into the fiscal year, spending for construc-
tion, maintenance and improvements prompted ques-
tions from Commissioner George McKay at a Dec. 22


CABLE, FROM PAGE 2
Pugh said he sited locations based on technical
considerations, although he also considered aesthet-
ics. "Each unit must be within 1,500 feet of the node
that comprises the main network," he said.
PDG Electric Company in Bradenton, subcon-
tractor for Time Warner, is installing the new tech-
nology stations.
The first one did not go in without a hitch, how-
ever.
Anna Maria residents Doug and Pat Copeland
saw a PDG foreman mark the spot where the first of
16 transformers would be placed Island-wide on the
city's easement in front of their home on North Bay
Boulevard.
When the crew from PDG Electric came to in-
stall the transformer last week, they worked at the
edge of the city's easement bordering private prop-
erty and proceeded to place the apparatus past an
existing utility pole on the Copelands' property.
Doug Copeland objected, saying they were on
his property. Anne Beck, administrative assistant for
the public works department, appeared with a survey
of the property and determined Copeland was cor-
rect.
Apparently, the installer assumed she could go
an additional five feet from the edge of the right of
way, as was the case in the City of Bradenton, where
PDG crews performed other installations.
Copeland was contacted on Jan. 5 by a Time
Warner official who said they will be moving the
equipment from his property to Bayfront Park in
Anna Maria.


Anna Maria commission meeting.
The city budgeted $45,000 for streets and roads,
but according to the Nov. 30 spending report, has al-
ready spent $80,770.
Another area of concern for McKay was in the
category of sidewalks. According to the balance sheet,
$22,500 was allotted for this year's budget, which be-
gan Oct. 1, and $30,823 had been spent by the end of
November.
Deputy City Clerk Jerice Wing said the line items
appear as overexpenditures because expenses were
carried over from last year's budget.
McKay suggested setting up a new category for
expenses and revenue incurred from last year's budget
instead of having it reflected in this year's total.
In other news:
SMcKay said something needs to be done about
the limited visibility in the 233 block of Gladiolus.
There are two 15 mph speed signs in place to slow traf-
fic before the tight turn, though some driver's ignore
them.
Public Works Director Phil Charnock said the



Pay phone coin slots

can be deadly
Anna Maria/West Side Deputy Fire Chief
Jay Pinkly issued a warning to all of those who
check public pay phone coin return slots for
change. The act could be deadly.
According to a report from Florida Fire
Service Today, drug users are putting used
needles into coin return slots in public pay
phones. Unsuspecting persons checking for
change are getting stuck by the needles and
infected with hepatitis, HIV and other dis-
eases.
The report noted that the information
came from phone company and emergency
medical service employees and is not consid-
ered to be an urban legend.


problem is the city paved the road too close to the right
of way. He plans on recommending speed bumps to the
commission.
McKay also suggested "No Parking" signs be put
directly in front of the parking lots along North and
South Bay Boulevards, across from the city pier. If
parking is full on the pier side, people park across the
road, he said. The problem with that, according to
McKay, is that drivers have a hard time seeing the in-
tersection at Pine Avenue.
McKay announced that 19.38 tons of trash were
collected during Waste Management's Fall Cleanup.


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2, 7:30 p.m., Commission work session

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

Holmes Beach
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[j PAGE 4 M JANUARY 6, 1999 N THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Canal commission readies report for city


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
What do recreational boaters and


flooded


homeowners have in common?
The viability of the city's canals, say Holmes
Beach canal commissioners.
After a year and a half of studying the city's canals,
commissioners have learned of their importance in pro-
viding not only an enjoyable form of recreation but also


a means of keeping the city streets drained of
stormwater runoff.
Commissioners are in the process of preparing a
report on their study that will detail findings, conclu-
sions and recommendations. Recommendations in-
clude developing a citywide stormwater master plan
and expanding the focus of the canal commission to
include stormwater management planning.
They plan to present the report to the city commis-


sion this week.
During a part of their study on determining the fea-
sibility of dredging the city's canals, commissioners
were aided by consultants from local permitting and
construction agencies.
Sam Johnston Jr. of Ed Barber and Associates, a per-
mitting agency, advised commissioners to first determine
the worst, or "hot spots," in the canals that need dredging.
"Do a boaters' survey and identify the hot spots on
a map," Johnston said. "Try to calculate which canals
need dredging and the amount of spoil you think you'll
need to remove."
"Look at the channel depths and where the con-
stricted areas are," added Charles Rose of Applied
Technology & Management, Inc. "Figure out a method
of how to remove the spoil and a way to get that mate-
rial across somebody's yard to a truck. That will help
determine what you're dealing with and how much
money you need."
Rose said one of the cheapest methods of getting
rid of the spoil is to pump it onto open land and let the
water drain out before disposing of it. This process
eliminates about 70 percent of the material.
When the city reaches the permitting stage of the
project, which can be lengthy, frustrating and costly,
Johnston suggested hiring a consultant.
"Look at the state statutes on permitting and ex-
emptions and find someone who can walk you through
the minefield." Johnston advised. "There are some
avenues you can take that won't be nearly as costly as
you've been led to believe. You need to spend your
money on the dredging, not the permitting."
The good news is that once the dredging is done.
it won't need to be repeated for awhile, both consult-
ants said.
"Natural sedimentation that seems to get in the way
of navigation takes place over a period of 30 to 40
years," Johnston said.
"All the canals in this area were built in about the
late 1950s and 1960s," Rose noted. "If you dredge, it
will stay that way for 25 to 30 years. From then on it
will just be spot maintenance."


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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JANUARY 6, 1999 0 PAGE 5 IQ3


McDermott in Center concert Jan. 13


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Island jazz-pianist extraordinaire Hank
McDermott returns to the Anna Maria concert stage
for the sixth time next Wednesday, Jan. 13, for a
daytime jazz gig.
A longtime Bradenton Beach resident,
McDermott will bring his quintet to the Anna Maria
Island Community Center for 90 minutes of the best
in jazz starting at noon.
He has been there every year of the past six, except
for 1998 when his wife was terminally ill and music
became secondary for one of the few times in his life.
He has played piano since he was 3, he said. His
mother was a pianist and the rest of the family was very
musical, and Hank the youngest just started playing.
He spent a life in music, studying it at the Uni-
versity of Maine and elsewhere, taught it in high
schools and colleges, and played it all the way along.
He put himself through university playing piano
in clubs and studios and with bands. He formed a
trio, and he played with big bands.
McDermott ultimately got formal training, study-
ing for 15 years to become a classical concert pianist.


Island Singles group
to hear dietitian
Laura McLeroy, dietitian at Manatee Memo-
rial Hospital, will discuss nutrition at a breakfast
meeting of the Island Singles Club at 9 a.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 13, at the Cafe on the Beach,
4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.


He doesn't play classics now, "not that they don't de-
serve to be played, I just stick mainly with jazz."
Ten years ago he retired and moved to
Bradenton Beach. His love affair with that town
ended last July, when his wife died and he moved to
West Bradenton.
He still spends a lot of time on the Island, play-
ing from Tuesday through Saturday evenings at the
Bridge Tender Inn in Bradenton Beach. Before mov-
ing there, he played half a dozen years at D.Coy
Ducks in Holmes Beach.
His concert next week will bring together Bob
Switzer on trumpet, Jeff Lego trombone, Sam Bruno
bass, Tony Martin drums and, of course, McDermott
at what he does best.
It will be a free affair, as always, with any do-
nations, going to the children served by the Center,
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
This concert will be sponsored by the Jazz Club
of Sarasota, a group with which McDermott has
been active for many years. Another Jazz Club event
where he will be featured is a three-piano concert
during the Jazz Jam on Jan. 30 at Holley Hall, 709
N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.
The jam will run from 2 to 5 p.m., with
McDermott and fellow pianists Fred Williams and
Bud Tillis in the 3-to-4 o'clock time. This will be a
tribute to the late Ron Aaronson, pianist and teacher
who died last year.
Other events on the Jazz Club calendar are the mem-
bers' concert Sunday, Jan. 17, at the Van Wezel Perform-
ing Arts Hall, where the Michael Hashim Quintet will
perform Duke Ellington's music, and "Billy Taylor's Jazz
at the Kennedy Center From Sarasota" on Wednesday,


Hank McDermott
Jan. 20, at 8 p.m. at Van Wezel.
And the granddaddy of all jazz events here, the
19th annual Sarasota Jazz Festival, will be March 21-
27. Featuring the world's jazz stars, with a special num-
ber written by Dick Hyman for Sarasota, "The World's
Longest Blues," which he expects to last for an hour.
Further information on the Anna Maria concert.
may be obtained at 778-1908 and on the other Jazz
Club activities at 366-1552.


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IJ PAGE 6 E JANUARY 6, 1999 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

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Hip, hip hooray
With a huge sigh of relief, we copied down a total
of $41,000 from Diana Robinson at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center the total matching dollars
contributed for 1998's matching-fund challenge.
Two years ago we were thrilled the Island commu-
nity matched Chuck and Joey Lester's challenge to
raise $25,000 from individual contributions. With their
$25,000 and $34,000-plus from the community, we
surely all came out winners.
This year, with less fundraising time than in 1997,
we were challenged to best our effort and come up with
$40,000 in matching funds.
Today we learned that Islanders made the match.
But that's not all we bested ourselves with a greater
amount than ever thought possible.
There were $41,000 in cash contributions to the
fund and another $41,200 in pledges!
Thank you Anna Maria Island. Thank you Chuck
and Joey, for continuing to challenge us. Each and ev-
ery contributor should be proud as we are at The
Islander Bystander to know we go beyond the mark.
The total result of the Lester's 1998 challenge:
$122,000 to the Center's Endowment Trust Fund.
Wow.
Bonner Presswood, publisher

What a mess
These sneak-up-in-the-night and wreak-havoc
storms have got to end.
1998 started off with a jolt for some Islanders,
mostly those residing canalfront. The storm packed
big winds out of the west, but beachfront homes
endured without flooding.
A full moon and an astronomical high tide (plus
2.4 feet) added to the misery on the bay, where Gulf
waters were pushed to the maximum.
Here's a little trivia about why and how it all
happened.
Twice every month, at the new and full moons, the
sun, Earth and moon are in a nearly straight line. It's
called syzygy. With all those entities in line, gravity
combines to create very, very strong tidal pulls. The
tides are called spring tides due to the way they "spring
up," not because of seasonal times, and high tides are
higher, low tides are lower than at other times.
And, lo and behold, that's just what happened
Saturday night at the same time a strong front
came whipping through the area.
High tide was at 11:17 p.m., but by 11 p.m.,
many report docks underwater and flooded yards.
Water filled the storm drains, roads and yards very
quickly after that. Moments before high tide, bay



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water was rushing in under doors into Island homes.
Best we can ascertain, the damages to property
were mostly in Holmes Beach. There was a notice-
able addition of carpeting at the curbs for trash
haulers during a drive around on Monday morning.
The move into new city hall by the Holmes
Beach Police Department will be noted to be about
two weeks too late, as they clean up an immensely
flooded lower level in the old building.
By midnight, waters were receding and mop-
ping and squeegie work began. If the washer and
dryer weren't flooded, you started washing all your
towels, blankets and rugs those helpless things
you drowned on the floor trying to keep water out.
By far, the majority of folks had only a massive


yard cleanup. Mulch and landscaping material
washed far afield from carefully manicured lawns.
Dirt and muck piled up wherever water pushed the
farthest remaining after waters receeded.
There're a lot of folks with missing and/or dam-
aged docks.
Of course, docks and landscaping aren't covered
by homeowner's or flood insurance. Carpeting is,
but with deductibles high for flood perils, there's
little recouping for minor losses.
What in the world would we do, what could we
do, if we ever experience a "big" storm?
We can count ourselves lucky for these "little" flood
lessons and buckle down and prepare, prepare, prepare.
Where's the caulking when you really need it?


Nay to new trash service
Here we go again. The City of Bradenton Beach is
once again pushing for outside trash removal service.
The residents have repeatedly and firmly made it clear
they want to retain their own garbage removal service.
Bringing someone from outside might save the city
some money, but it will cost the residents a small for-
tune.
Will these new people also pick up furniture, etc.,
at no extra cost? If not, there will be furniture left on
every street corner of Bradenton Beach.
As of now, we have a great bunch of guys that pick
up everything, and even more importantly, they are the
caliber of people we can feel comfortable having
around our homes.
Bringing someone from outside would be a huge
mistake. Please don't do this to us.
Nick and Janie Messina, Bradenton Beach

Thanks again
Once again a heartfelt thank you is due to folks on
Anna Maria Island for their gifts of time and resources
to Island Christmas 1998, enabling many individuals
and families to have a happy Christmas.
Special appreciation goes to Island Baptist Church,
which generously allowed Island Christmas to use its
facility as headquarters for nearly a month and pro-


vided telephone service as well.
There are too many people to name individually
each one who contributed to the success of this ef-
fort.
Please know that All Island Denominations, the
sponsor of Island Christmas, acknowledges and appre-
ciates each contribution and wishes all a blessed and
peaceful New Year.
Virginia Heathv and Jlenterr CasIIhman, Co-chairs.
Island Chrisntas 1998


Manatee County history fair
winner thankful
Thank you for sponsoring the History Fair. I
learned so much about Anna Maria Island that I didn't
know before I did the project. I really enjoyed doing it.
Thanks again.
Nita Harles, Bradenton,
Fifth-grade St. Stephelns School

Have your say
The Islander Bystander welcomes and encourages
your letters to the editor.
Mail or drop your letters off addressed to Editor,
The Ishleh'r Blystamndr, Island Shopping Center, 5404
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THOSE WERE THE FAYS


_ Part 13,


The Life and Loves of Hernando De Soto
by June Alder


Hernando De Soto
amassed great wealth
from his adventures in
Peru.


AN AFFAIR TO


REMEMBER


Once upon a time there lived in the
Empire of the Inca a maiden named
Chumbillaya who was "of such marvel-
ous beauty," a chronicler wrote, "that
she excited the admiration of all those
who saw her."
One day when Chumbillaya was 14
years old, certain nobles from the royal
court stopped in her town on the way to
somewhere else. Among the visitors
was Prince Huascar, the second son of
the great Emperor Huayna Capac. He
was handsome and young, perhaps 17
years old.
T'; The prince was captivated by
Chumbillaya and whisked her away to the
royal palace. Prince Huascar gave
Chumbillaya the nickname Curicuillor,
which meant "Golden Star." After a while
Chumbillaya had a lovely baby girl named
Tocto Chimpu, and Chumbillaya couldn't
have been happier.
But then an awful thing happened.
One morning Chumbillaya was found
dead in her apartment. She had been
poisoned.
Who could have done such a thing?
Some thought jealous rivals had done
the dreadful deed. Others thought it was
a political assassination by Huascar's
enemies. It was known that Huascar's
half-brother hated Huascar. Their father,
Huayna Capac, was getting old and ev-
eryone wondered who would succeed
him on the throne.
Whatever the cause of death, Prince
Huascar feared for his young daughter's
life and he had his sister secretly spirit
her away to a place of refuge.
Now, these were perilously times.
A plague broke out in 1527 which
struck down Emperor Huayna Capac
(Tocto Chimpu's grandfather) and
took the lives of as many as 200,000
Incans, including the heir to the
throne, eldest son Prince Ninan
Cuyuchi. Thereupon Prince Huascar,
(Tocto Chimpu's father) ascended to
the throne.
Thus in 1535 began a bloody civil
war as Atahualpa strove to oust Huascar
and put himself on the throne.
Tocto Chimpu was 13 years old at
the time and scarcely understood what
was befalling her family. When she was
15 and heartbreakingly lovely she fell in
love with a young general from Quito
named Quilaco-Yupangui.
And wouldn't you know it he
was fighting on the side of her uncle
Atahualpa against her father.


The war put everything into a tur-
moil. The empire was crumbling and
many lives were ruined. Tocto Chimpu
and Quilaco became separated and lost
track of one another.
Each feared the other was dead as
the war dragged on to 1532. It wasn't
until the Spanish had taken over in
1532 that Tocto Chimpu and her lover
found each other by that time both
her father and her uncle were dead.
It was the famous Spanish Con-
quistador Hernando De Soto who
brought them together. Here is what
happened.
Quilaco happened to be in the town
of Jauja where De Soto and his soldiers
paused on the way to conquer the capi-
tal city of Cuzco in 1533. Quilaco told
De Soto his tragic tale of frustrated
love and painful loss. Imagine his sur-
prise when De Soto told him that Tocto
Chimpu was actually in Jauja at that
time, looking for him.
De Soto united the couple and took
them under his protection. They were
baptized Christians and married in
1534 according to the laws of the
church. Quilaco was given De Soto's
name Hernando. Tocto Chimpu was
renamed after De Soto's mother,
Leonor.
There are two endings to the story.
A sad one and a happy one.
The heroic Quilaco died a year or
so later and it was natural for his 21-
year-old widow Leonor (Tocto
Chimpu) to turn to the wise, kindly, 36-
year-old De Soto for solace. Unfortu-
nately for Leonor, their relationship
was brief. De Soto sailed away in the
autumn of 1535 for Spain to marry his
childhood sweetheart, the wealthy and
high-born Isabel de De Bobadilla,
whom he hadn't seen for nearly 15
years (she was the daughter of De
Soto's former commander in Panama,
the fearsome Pedrarias).
Poor, abandoned Chumbillaya/
Leonor died in Peru soon after giving
birth to De Soto's child. (We don't
know whether or not Dad ever ac-
knowledged.) But his little Incan
daughter Tocto Chimpu /Leonor, mar-
ried and had many descendants in
Cuzco. It's nice to think they all lived
"happily ever after."

Next: Setting sail
for Spain


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Look back at second half of '98


By Jim Hanson
Islander Reporter
The second half of 1998 was no less eventful and
colorful on Anna Maria Island than the first half. High-
lights of the year's windup:

July
Kids' curfew: A gang of 35 or more youths van-
dalizing property, sleeping in cars and sparking numer-
ous complaints to police prompted talk of a curfew for
kids of Anna Maria Island.
Plan onward: The Anna Maria Island Community
Center won approval from the Holmes Beach City Com-
mission to go ahead with its planning process for use of
the old city hall when the new municipal complex is built.
Grassy Point: Holmes Beach asked the Florida
Communities Trust for $715,350 to put 37 acres of
pristine mangrove wetlands at Grassy Point, south of
the bridge at Manatee Avenue, into public ownership
as a nature park.
Dances with shark: Lifeguard Collin Schmidt
hugged a six-foot shark that was stranded at Manatee
Public Beach, staggered with it up the beach and out to
the end of the pier and tossed it back where it belonged,
the Gulf of Mexico.
Nonprofit: A man selling Fourth of July fireworks
from parking spaces in a public lot on Gulf Drive was
handed a notice to appear in court and his profits were
confiscated by police.
Tough on tarpons: Charter captains agreed this
was the best year for tarpon fishing they have ever seen.
Move to ramp? Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 81
revealed plans to establish its headquarters at the 63rd
Street boat ramp in Holmes Beach.
Turtle race: Two elderly women took off down
the beach at 49th Street, chased by irate Turtle Watch
volunteers bent on penalizing the women for vandal-
izing turtle nests. The ladies won the foot race and
haven't been seen since.

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Murphy expanding: Sean Murphy announced
plans to open another restaurant in Anna Maria not far
from his Beach Bistro.
No thanks: Bradenton Beach city commissioners
decided not to go any further with a proposal to buy the
Bradenton Beach Marina from Allan Bazzy.
Off again: Long-delayed dredging of Bimini Pass
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was put off again while the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection explores using the dredged
spoil to build a dune south of the Anna Maria City Pier.
No to CG: The Holmes Beach City Commission
killed plans for Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 81 to
place two portable classrooms at the 63rd Street boat
ramp.
Nests vandalized: Three loggerhead turtle nests
were vandalized on northern Anna Maria Island
beaches, destroying about 300 baby turtles.
More cost, time: Newly discovered deterioration
in the pilings of the Key Royale Bridge threatened to
delay the repair project and add $12,500 to the $53,000
job.
Rare one: Bradenton Beach personality Jim
Kissick caught an extremely rare sennet fish 16 inches
long while castnetting between Fourth and Fifth Streets
South.

September
No enthusiasm: A lukewarm response by beach
property owners in Anna Maria City to Manatee
County requests for easements so beach renourishment
can be done was likely to doom the project in that city.
Win two, lose one? The old Cortez school and
Riverview Pointe in West Bradenton won grants from
the Florida Communities Trust, but Grassy Point in
Holmes Beach missed out and had to hope for funding
later in the year.
Drainage slow: The Bradenton Beach drainage
project was far over budget and far behind schedule,
finally targeted for completion in October.
Hurricane toll: Hurricane Earl missed the Gulf
coast, but the big seas it kicked up rolled over Anna
Maria Island's beaches and drowned an estimated 25
sea turtle nests that held about 2,500 eggs.
None of that: Anna Maria city commissioners
threw out a proposal for code enforcement that in-
clud&d higher fees and stiff penalties for such offenses
as putting your trash can out early.
New Publix: Site work was to begin on the long-
anticipated Publix in Holmes Beach and the construc-
tion schedule called for the supermarket to be com-
pleted by late summer 1999.
No curfew: The proposed Anna Maria City curfew
for youths received a mortal blow when a circuit court
judge ruled unconstitutional the Pinellas County cur-
few ordinance upon which Anna Maria's was based.
Put up or ... A rubber-tired Island trolley system
depends on Island businesses and municipalities com-
ing up with an estimated $250,000 a year in operating
expenses, the county told local officials, and that was
considered a very long shot indeed.
Georges rowdy: Hurricane Georges passed far


from Anna Maria Island, but it sent a three-foot storm
surge into low-lying streets, closed Gulf Drive in
Bradenton Beach and prompted evacuation of two
mobile home parks.
Demolition: The Holmes Beach City Commission
turned down a suggestion that it lease the old city hall
building to the Anna Maria Island Community Center,
and started talking seriously about tearing it down in-
stead.

October
Way astray: A 24-foot sailboat beached itself in
front of the Martinique condominiums in Holmes
Beach after Hurricane Georges blew it all the way from
Islamorada in the Florida Keys.
Election off: The Bradenton Beach city election
was canceled when the lone challenger withdrew, leav-
ing Gail Cole, Bill Arnold and John Chappie in office
without opposition.
Chief no more: In the wake of a tumultuous week
of charges and counter-charges between Police Chief
Jack Maloney and Bradenton Beach Mayor Connie
Drescher, the chief left the job he had held for 10 years.
Lt. Sam Speciale was named his successor.
Re-launched? Evicted by then-Mayor Bob
VanWagoner two years ago. the Anna Maria Island
Privateers got a warm reception from the city commis-
sion to a proposal that the charitable group be allowed
once again to park its boat float on the Island.
Tower rises: GTE finally was building a cellular
phone tower at Smith Realtors after a long and noisy
debate over whether it could be built on the Island at
all.
Renourishment: If a Manatee County study holds
up, one mile of beach in Anna Maria City will be added
to the renourishment project already planned from
Bradenton Beach to Holmes Beach.


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Bridge healthy: The Key Royale Bridge was
deemed fit for heavy traffic again after extensive re-
pairs.
Lease on life: Operators of the Cafe on the Beach
at the Manatee Public Beach won an eight-month ex-
tension of their incumbency from the Manatee County
Commission, which agreed that severe weather, con-
struction and red tide had made their contract impos-
sible.
Quit it: Two masked juveniles brandishing what
alarmed witnesses thought was a spray paint can were
found by police to be giggling possessors of a can of
silly string, and were told to knock it off.

November
No 778?. Holmes Beach city government faced the
possibility that it would lose its 778 phone prefix if it
joined the half-price state government Centranet sys-
tem, and Mayor Carol Whitmore decided to look into
alternatives.
Longer deal: The operators of the popular fishing
pier and restaurant at the foot of Bridge Street in
Bradenton Beach won an 18-month extension on their
contract.
Death knell: The Anna Maria City Commission
killed an Island-long multi-use corridor that could have
included a narrow-gauge trolley, 100 percent financed
by federal funds.
Death at sea: Two Cortez commercial fishermen,
Donald Akins and Paul Kight. died when their fishing
boat swamped while they tried to rescue other local
fishers off the Dry Tortugas.
Fight over home: A storm of controversy broke
out at a meeting of the Holmes Beach City Commission
when Public Works Supervisor Joe Duennes proposed
that the new Babe Ruth field at city hall have home
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One-fourth of the 160 million licensed drivers in
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ber will "increase greatly," said Stretch Fretwell.
He is the instructor of the 55 Alive driver course
the American Association of Retired Persons is offer-
ing Thursday and Friday, Jan. 14 and 15, at the Island
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complete attendance both days is required for the cer-
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Activities scheduled at
Library for January
This month's schedule of activities at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach:
Jan. 6, Preschool Storytime, 7 p.m.
Jan. 11, veterans' service officer interviews vet-
erans (call 749-3030 for appointment), 1 4 p.m.
Jan. 12, Dr. John Mellon critiques "Cold Moun-
tain" by Charles Frazier in the library's Focus on
Florida Series, 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Jan. 13, Friends Book Club, 10:30 a.m.
Jan. 14 and 15, the 55 Alive driving program by
American Association of Retired Persons (registration
required at 749-3030), 12:30 4:30 p.m.
Jan. 16, Holmes Beach Civic Association, 10:15
a.m.
Jan. 18, library closed in observance of the Dr.
Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
Jan. 20, Preschool Storytime, 7 p.m.
Jan. 23, Cookbook Sale, 10 a.m.

Longboat awards on menu
Four major awards will be made by the
Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce at a breakfast
meeting from 8 to 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, at the
Colony Beach and Tennis Resort.
Winners of the Ambassador of the Year, Eager
Beaver. Shining Star and Chamber Member of the
Year awards will be announced.
Jo Ann W\ol\crton, 1999 chair of the
organization's board of directors, will discuss goals
and objectives of the new year and Andrew Vac,
outgoing chair, will review events of 1998.
Later Tuesday, the chamber will host an
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1998, FROM PAGE 9
plate at the Flotilla Drive end of the field rather than a
new positioning with home near the fire station.
Gator taper caper: Bradenton Beach police ar-
rested a man who a witness said killed an alligator and
video-taped the whole affair, and turned the man and
his tape over to state officers.
No safe harbor: The Privateers boat float appar-
ently must remain in Cortez after the owner of the
Holmes Beach lot where it was to have been parked
refused to have it.
Electric trucks: Anna Maria City officials have
been using electric cars for some time, and now have
applied for a grant that they hope will lead to replac-
ing its trucks with electric vehicles.
DOT coming: A new traffic signal at Gulf Drive
and Manatee Avenue and $2.6 million worth of reha-
bilitation of the Longboat Pass bridge were announced
by the Florida Department of Transportation.

December
P.O. moving: The Anna Maria Post Office is to
move from Gulf Drive to Bay Boulevard and Pine
Avenue, Mayor Chuck Shumard announced.
Home for home: Home plate will be near the fire
station on the new Babe Ruth hall field, Holmes Beach
city commissioners decreed.
Thief nailed: Police believed they solved a rash of
car burglaries at Coquina Beach with the arrest of a
Manatee County employee who snatched a purse from
an unmarked police car with an officer on stakeout
nearby.
On way out: After 25 remarkably successful years


League artists
exhibit at library
Four artists will have paintings on exhibit
during January at the Island Branch Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
The paintings are from the Anna Maria Island
Art League's oil/acrylic painting class taught by
Pegi Clark Pearson, local artist and poet, said Gin-
ger White, league director. The paintings are by
George Tooker, Denise Johnson, Ferrell Mathieu
and Marie Chisswell.
Hours at the library are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Monday and Wednesday, 10 to 6 Tuesday and
Thursday, 10 to 5 Friday and Saturday. Further
information may be obtained at 778-6341.


Off-Stage luncheon
Wednesday
The Off-Stage Ladies of the Island Players Theatre
will have its January luncheon at the El Conquistador
Country Club, 4350 El Conquistador Pkwy.,
Bradenton, at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13.
Hostesses will be Jo Bryant, Jean Bartoo and
Eileen Lambertson. Guest reservatopms may be con-
firmed with and information obtained from Ruth
Stevens, 794-2188.

Mellon to address
library program
Dr. John Mellon, literary critic and college presi-
dent, will be featured at the winter program series
Tuesday, Jan. 12, at 3 p.m. at the Island Branch Li-
brary, 5701 Marina Drive. Holmes Beach.
Mellon returns to the series to give a critical tnaly-
sis of "Cold Mountain," Charles Frazier's best-selling
novel about a wounded Confederate soldier's journey
home in the final days of the Civil War. Mellon filled
the hall last year with his discussion of "Angela's
Ashes."
The speaker is a native of Pittsburgh, veterann of
World War 11, and graduate of Clarion University and
the University of Pittsburgh. He taught at Florida
Southern College, University of Nebraska and both of
his alma maters before becoming president of Western
State College of Colorado. He now is retired in
Bradenton.
The program is open to the public with seating lim-
ited to 75. Free tickets are available at the library. In-
formation is available at 778-6341.



as principal of Anna Maria Island Elementary School,
Jim Kronus announced his retirement effective Jan. 29.
Gone: The Privateers have moved their annual flea
markets from the longtime site at Holmes Beach ball
field to Manatee West Shopping Center because, they
said, the city didn't want them here.
Good-bye, Walkin' Lawton: Gov. Lawton
Chiles, an Anna Maria Islander for many years, died
barely three weeks from stepping down as two-term
Florida chief executive. He was 40 years in public ser-
vice, serving in the state Legislature and U.S. Senate
before winning the governorship in 1990.
Eckerd's plans: The Holmes Beach City Commis-
sion received a site plan for Eckcrd Drugs to move to
a site near the new Publix being built on East Bay
Drive.
Not yet: The Anna Maria/West Side Fire Districts
merger was put off until the year 2000 when an attor-
ney advised Chief Andy Price that the process for such
actions was changed by the Legislature.
Snooks Building: The Island's first law enforce-
men officer and I lolmes Beach's first chief, Snooks
Adams, was honored by the city by naming the police
facility in the new municipal complex the "'Willis H.
'Snooks' Adams Police Building."
Kronus is the man: Jim K1ronus, retiring in Jlanu-
ary after 25 years as Anna Maria Island Elementary
School principal, is 77ic Islander Bystander's '"1998
Islander of the Year."
The horse is back: The 6 1/2-foot Trojan Horse
stainless steel statue, missing from the old Cortcz
schoolhouse two weeks earlier, was found by police in
a Bradenton Beach bedroom, chained to a safe.






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Longboat gardeners set
workshops
Four workshops on successive Thusdays in Janu-
ary have been scheduled by the Longboat Key Garden
Club. They will be from 10 a.m. to noon at the Bayfront
Park Recreation Center, 4052 Gulf of Mexico Drive.
This Thursday, Jan. 7, David McKeever will
present "Edible Flowers," urging the use of such flow-
ers and ornamental herbs and vegetables in landscap-
ing.
On Jan. 14 Ross Toussant of Exotica Florist will
present "Collage of Color;" Jan. 21 Rosi Diliberto will
demonstrate "Herbal Magic;" Jan. 28 Myrna
Whatmough and Sue Simon will feature "Nature Paint-
ing." Details are available at 383-6485.

Jazz trumpeter Merian
on Longboat
Leon Merian, called the philosopher of the trum-
pet, will play at the first of the Artist Series at 4 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 10, at Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf
of Mexico Drive.
Merian played with bands such as Gene Krupa,
Charlie Barnett and Hugo Montenegro, with perform-
ers including Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Lena Horne
and Elvis Presley, and did the trumpet solos for the
movies "Ben Hur," "Body and Soul" and "Gigi."
Others in the Artist Series will be Todd Craven's clas-
sical brass Feb. 7 and Sarita Roche and string quartet
March 21. Information may be obtained at 383-6491.

Wolke will address
Temple Beth El
Marshall Wolke, former president of the United
Synagogues of America, will discuss "East Europe
Revisited" at Temple Beth El, 2209 75th St. W.,
Bradenton, at 10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 10.
He will discuss Poland, Czechoslovakia and Hungary.
He was born in Poland, came to the U.S. in 1937, attended
school in Chicago and served in the U.S. Army during
World War II. He is a special consultant on continuing
education at Spertus College of Judaica in Chicago.
Coffee, juice and bagels at 9:30 will precede the
Wolke discussion. Details are available at 792-0870.

Episcopal Women
to hear rector
Father Richard Fellows, rector of the Episcopal
Church of the Annunciation, will discuss "Listening to
God in Silence" when Episcopal Women meet at the
Parish Hall, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, at 10:15
a.m. Thursday, Jan. 7. Luncheon will follow at noon.


Citrus art festival
on Longboat
The first citrus art festival on Longboat Key,
the Backyard Citrus Festival, will be Saturday,
Jan. 9, at Pattigeorge's restaurant, 4120 Gulf of
Mexico Drive.
PG's Citrus Block Party will be from 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m. in the parking lot, where artists will dis-
play citrus-inspired works. The event includes an
orange-juggling contest, citrus squeeze-off, en-
tertainment and barbecue.
Art entries may include music, paintings,
photography, poetry, prose and other art forms
inspired by citrus fruits, said Pattigeorge's propri-
etor/chef Tom Klauber.


Privateers'
Thieves Market Saturday
The Anna Maria Island Privateers plan the first of
three wintertime Thieves Markets on Saturday, Jan. 9,
at the Manatee West Shopping Center parking lot. 7423
Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.
The event will be from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Space is
still available at $15 per 10x20-foot lot, said Rick
Maddox, president.
"This fundraising event enables the Privateers to
raise funds to help support and sponsor local youth
programs," he said. The organization is a nonprofit
charitable group of Island, Cortez and West Bradenton
residents. Information may be obtained at 778-1238.

Mystery writer signs new
book Saturday
Mystery novelist Elizabeth M. Cosin will sign cop-
ies of her new book, "Zen and the Art of Murder" on
Saturday, Jan. 9, at Dickens & Co. Bookshop on St.
Armands Circle.
The book sets Santa Monica private investigator
"Zen" Moses on the trail of finding the cause of her
cousin's murder, a cousin who supposedly died in a
cult mass suicide a dozen years earlier.
Cosin's character has been likened to those devel-
oped by Ross MacDonald and Sara Paretsky. The ci-
gar-smoking, smart-mouthed Zen "is one of the more
interesting and humane female PIs to appear in recent
years," according to Dickens' Paul Bergin.
Cosin is a former journalist who also writes for
television. She lives in Los Angeles.
The book signing will take place from 1-3 p.m.
Dickens is located at 15 S. Blvd. of the Presidents, St.
Armands. Information, call 388-4304.


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Jessie's Island Store vs. Coldwell Banker at 8 p.m.
Island Real Estate vs. Island Discount Tackle at 8 p.m.
Handy Trac vs. Anna Maria Glass at 8 p.m.

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Marco Polo. vs. Sign of the Mermaid at 6 p.m.
EconoLodge vs. Air & Energy at 7 p.m.
Sign of the Mermaid vs. Bryant's Recycled Treasures at 6 p.m.
First National vs. Marco Polo at 7 p.m.
Tree of Life vs. Beach House at 6 p.m.
Florida Yacht Connection vs. Air & Energy at noon
First National vs. Sign of the Mermaid at 1 p.m.
Marco Polo vs. Bryant's Recycled Treasures at 2 p.m.
Beach House vs. EconoLodge at 3 p.m.
Marco Polo vs. Air & Energy at 6 p.m.
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Price, Cumberland wed
The beautiful bride is Tiffany Ann Price of Holmes
Beach. She and Eric Keith
Cumberland of Bradenton
were married on Nov. 12 in
Crossville, Tenn.
The bride is daughter of
Carla Price of Holmes
Beach and the late Rex A. .. -
Price. The groom is the son
of Rick and Linda
Cumberland of Bradenton.
A reception was held at
the Landings of Freedom
Village, Bradenton. The
couple reside in Bradenton.


Maietta, Tucker
to wed
Barbara Maietta and Steven Tucker announce their
engagement. The couple plan to wed at Roser Memo-
rial Community Church in Anna Maria on Friday, May
14. Maietta is an 18-year resident of the Island and
Tucker has lived on the Island for 32 years. She works
for Bealls Department Store and he is self employed.

Yoga classes set
The Anna Maria Art League has scheduled yoga
and meditation classes each Monday through Feb. 15
at the league offices, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes
Beach.
They will be at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. for beginners,
1 and 6:30 p.m. for intermediate students. Details are
available at 921-0074.

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Trolley tunes
"We wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy ... birthday!" Chuck and Joey Lester, somewhere right of the
middle, were hosts of the third annual trolley tour on Christmas Eve. The "Trolley Tunes," as the group dubs
themselves, travel from the Sandbar to Rotten Ralph's, the BridgeTender Inn, Beach House, Drift In and the
Mar Vista with frequent stops inbetween, caroling and spreading Christmas cheer and celebrating
Chuck's birthday. Happy, Merry Christmas! Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood


Maudelle Giles
Maudelle Giles, 84, Holmes Beach resident
since 1940, died Dec. 24 at Westbury Asbury
Manor, Bradenton.
Graveside services will be Thursday, Jan. 7, at
2 p.m. at Skyway Memorial Gardens, Palmetto,
with Brown & Sons Funeral Homes, 26th Street


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Chapel, in charge.
She was born in Brooks County, Ga., and
came here from Gainesville, Ga. She was the
widow of Frank "Buster" Giles, a founding father
of Holmes Beach. She was a Presbyterian. Surviv-
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Dec. 21, theft of a bicycle valued at $50, 300 block
of Spring.
Dec. 22, DWLS with knowledge, attached tag not
assigned, possession of marijuana, 9800 block of Gulf
Drive. The deputy stopped lan A. Miller, 22, of
Bradenton, for driving a vehicle with a decal not assigned
to the vehicle. A check showed Miller's driver's license
was suspended, and a search revealed a box of marijuana
under the driver's seat. Miller was placed in custody.
Dec. 26, DWLS, attached tag not assigned, 9900
block of Gulf Drive. The deputy stopped the subject for
traveling 36 mph in a 25-mph zone. A check showed the
subject's driver's license was suspended and the attached
tag was not assigned to the vehicle.
Dec. 28, trespass, 100 block of Los Cedros. The
deputy was dispatched in reference to youths in a vacant
house and found four youths in the house. The youths
were charged with trespassing.
Jan. 1, DUI, 600 block of North Bay Boulevard. The
officer observed Lance R. Bergeron, 41, of Vermont, run
a stop sign in the 200 block of North Bay Boulevard. The
deputy said he clocked Bergeron traveling at 50 mph
while attempting to stop him. The deputy administered
field performance tests and placed Bergeron in custody.
Jan. 1, theft of automobile parts, 700 block of South
Bay Boulevard. The victim reported an unknown person
removed the side turn-signal lenses, valued at $200, from
his vehicle.
Jan. 2, trespass warning times two, 10002 Gulf
Drive, Bortell's. The complainant issued trespass warn-
ings to two unruly patrons.
Jan. 3, attempted burglary, 9906 Gulf Drive,
laundromat. The complainant reported an unknown per-
son attempted to break into the storage room, a change
machine and a washing machine.


Bradenton Beach
Dec. 22, possession of marijuana, DWLS, 700 block
of Gulf Drive North. The officer observed Marcin Tomasz
Klapyta, 18, of Sarasota, cross the center line several times
while driving. He said when he stopped Klapyta and re-
quested his driver's license, Klapyta pulled his driver's
license and a small bag of marijuana from his pocket. A
check showed his license was suspended. He was placed
in custody.
Dec. 22, grand theft of a boat valued at $2,500, 2300
block of Canasta Drive.
Dec. 23, carrying a concealed weapon, Coquina
Bayside Park. The officer on patrol observed a vehicle
with beer cans on the ground around it at the park after
closing. He said that as he approached the vehicle on the
passenger side, the subject swung the door open and ap-
peared extremely intoxicated and very nervous.
He said he requested the subject's identification and
she said she didn't have one. He said he asked her if there
were any weapons in the vehicle and she said there was
one. He observed the handle of a gun under the passen-
ger seat and retrieved the gun. The subject was placed in
custody. The vehicle was removed by the driver who was
not charged.
Dec. 23, petty theft of a vehicle tag, 100 block of
Fourth Street North.
Dec. 23, domestic battery, 2601 Gulf Drive, Sand-
piper Mobile Home Park. The victim reported the subject
kicked her and pulled her hair while they were having a
verbal argument, then fled the area. The officer located the
subject and placed him in custody.
Dec. 23, petty theft of a table valued at $200, 200
block of Bay Drive North.
Dec. 24, disorderly intoxication, 100 block of Bridge
Street. The complainant reported the subject was yelling.
cursing, ranting strange phrases and disturbing him. The
subject was placed in custody.
Dec. 26. reckless driving. Coquina Beach. The sub-
ject was driving in circles at a high speed in the parking
lot and his vehicle rolled over and landed on its roof, said


the report. EMS responded to treat the passenger. The
subject was placed in custody.
Dec. 28, trespass warning, 2513 Gulf Drive, Circle
K. The complainant reported the subject left without pay-
ing for gasoline and oil. The officer located the subject and
advised him to return to the store and pay his bill. After
returning to the store, the subject began making threats and
the complainant issued a trespass warning.

Holmes Beach
Dec. 23, found property a bicycle, 200 block of
77th Street.
Dec. 24, damage, 3700 block of East Bay Drive. The
victim reported an unknown person punctured his car tire
valued at $150.
Dec. 24, burglary, 6303 Gulf Drive, Blue Water
Beach Resort. The victim reported clothing valued at $30
and an airplane ticket were removed from the room. The
officer noted that the room's door was locked and there
was no sign of a break-in. The office clerk said the motel's
master keys were lost for several days and the housekeeper
took a set of keys home and kept them for a day before
returning them and quitting her job.
The clerk said there have been other incidents of the
same nature. A similar incident in which $1,200 was re-
ported missing from a suitcase was later reported. The
manager called a locksmith to install new locks. The case
is under investigation.
Dec. 24, found property a wallet in a trash can,
5804 Marina Drive, American Car Wash.
Dec. 25, damage, 4800 block of Gulf Drive. The
victim reported an unknown person attempted to remove
the vehicle's emblem and the rubber strip attached to the
rear bumper.
Dec. 25, assistance, 46th Street and Second Avenue.
The complainant reported a squirrel shorted out the trans-
former and she was unable to contact FPL. The dispatcher
notified FPL.
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Island Sports

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

Islanders rout
Jammers again!
Islander Bystander/O'Hara's adult soccer team ar-
rived at IFC's home field, G.T. Bray Park in
Bradenton, ready for a dogfight with the Jammers. The
last time the two rivals met was at Lakewood Park in
St. Petersburg and the Islanders won, going away by a
score of 4-0, so our locals expected the Jammers to
come-ready to play tough, inspired soccer.
The locals came out playing impressive defense
that continually frustrated the Jammer attack and pro-
vided offensive opportunities for the Islanders. The
Jammers resorted to trying to hit long balls over top of
the IFC defense but defenders Pete Martinez, Bill
Brickse, Rich Bell and Brett McIntosh were up to the
task. Any other offensive threats by the Jammers were
snuffed out by Islander goalie and co-man-of-the-
match Scott Lindsey.
The Jammers looked like they had a good scoring
opportunity in the first few minutes of the game when
goalkeeper Ross Flamming unleashed a long punt.
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never came, Robert Henry chased after the ball but Is-
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carried on for the rest of the game.
The goal came when Nick LeDuc received a pass
at midfield before turning and feeding Ken Bowers,
who took off down the left wing. Bowers carried the
ball all the way into the Jammer goal box before find-
ing the other man-of-the-match, Augusto Solano, with
a chip that Solano emphatically headed into the back
of the net for an early 1-0 lead and the first of his three
goals on the afternoon.
The Islanders second goal came 10 minutes later
when Jeff Nelson stole the ball in the midfield and fed
a cutting Ken Bowers, who controlled the ball before
cutting inside of the defender and shooting. His shot
deflected off the defender to an onrushing Solano, who
hammered the ball into the goal for a 2-0 lead.
Matt Bowers and Kevin Cassidy entered the game
in the 30th minute and immediately hooked up on a
scoring play. Bowers stole the ball in the midfield
where he spotted Cassidy making a run up the right
side. He pushed the ball up the wing, where Cassidy ran
onto it before spotting Matt's brother Ken Bowers at
the left edge of the box.
Cassidy hit a high cross into the goal mouth that
Ken beat the goalie to and headed it into the goal for a
3-0 lead that held until halftime and proved to be all
the scoring IFC would need.
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The year that was in Island sports


By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Reporter
With 1999 just a few days old, I once again decided
to review the past year's sports stories and create a top- 10
list of the most compelling sporting events that I covered
in my column during 1998.
It was another great year in Island sports, so narrow-
ing the 20 or so sports stories down to a top-10 list was
difficult to say the least. With a plethora of fantastic Little
League, soccer, basketball and other sport-related events,
I'm bound to leave some well-deserving game or event
out.
I also want to take a moment to thank everyone for
their comments regarding the column and for the people
who call in results of games or events I can't be every-
where, after all.
Remember, this is a top 10 of sporting events that I
attended or reported on, so if a noteworthy event isn't
listed, it's because I didn't know about it. I do, admittedly,
have a certain affinity toward Little League baseball and
soccer.
Bearing these things in mind, here are my top 10
sports stories from 1998.

10. Other sports
"Other sports" being other than baseball and soccer,
there were a few stories over the past year that that deserve
mention.
With two seasons of basketball news under my belt,
I had to include something from the hoops in my top- 10
list, though I have a hard time pinning it down to one
impressive game. Tennis news has been a welcome addi-
tion to this column thanks to reports phoned in by Anna
Maria's Howie Banfield. Third, Butch Van Ostenbridge
gets a dose of gratitude for his Woltze Sunday Invitational
reports.
There are 20 teams competing in three competitive
divisions in the Anna Maria Island Community Center
basketball league, plus a non-competitive Division III.
Games are played almost nightly so if you're a fan of fast-
paced action, come to the Center and take in a game.
For tennis, Banfield has finished second in two
straight USTA tournaments one in St. Pete and one in
Venice.
In late October, he placed second in the St. Pete Ten-
nis Center's over-45 tournament. The week of Nov. 2, he
again finished runner up, this time at a state tournament
- held at the Plantation Club in Venice. This was a state-
sanctioned event that must be played in order to get seeded
for future events. No word yet if his two runner-up finishes
will give him seeded status.
Banfield is currently ranked 35 in Florida in the 45-
and-over ranks and looks to improve to perhaps as high
as 30 if he finishes the last two tournaments of the season
on a positive note.
Also in the top 10, low rung, is the Woltze Sunday
Invitational, a loosely organized golf tournament played
Sunday at Palma Sola Golf Club.
The Invitational, which uses a modified-Stableford
scoring system in which different points are awarded for
pars and birdies, etc., currently has three to four foursomes
participating every Sunday.
On Nov. 29, part-time participant Scot Van
Ostenbridge strung together seven pars in a row to take
honors with a natural score of 85. His score edged out
Wayne Averill's 86 and gave him bragging rights on
brothers John, who carded an 89, and Butch, who finished
with a 96.
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9. Score one for "girl power"
One of the Island Football Club's Division III under-
8 teams, Holmes Beach Mini Storage, has coined a nick-
name of "girl power." All members of the soccer team,
including a player with the more commonly spelled name
for a boy, are girls.
Female Sean Edwards plays with all girls: Donna
Barth, Lauren Barth, Kaylee Bartholow, Sage Geeraerts,
Sara Howard, Sylvie Mariolan, Marianne Robinson,
Hannah Mitchell and Paige Carper.
The team plays hard and hasn't backed down from
any of its opponents mostly boy teams to date. Since
Division III isn't competitive and scores are not kept, it's
difficult to include game action in this column.
However, Coach Tracy Mitchell's enthusiasm con-


Haley's, coached by Joe Roberts and Gary Krauss, took the regular season championship by a comfortable
margin while Tip of the Island, Bob Boast Dodge and Kiwanis fought it out for'second place. Tip earned the
runner-up spot on a tie breaker. Members of the pennant winning Haley's team included Bobby Cooper,
Skyler Purcell, Hunter Green, Tyler Krauss, Brandon Roberts, Jordan Bowers, Michael Wallen, Blake Tyre,
Chris Nelson, Kyle Schw\eitzer, Shawn Koerber, Mark Sankey and Brandon Roberts.


vinced me to report its Oct. 8 game against Galati Marine.
Paige Carper finished off a pass from Hannah Mitchell to
set off a wild sideline celebration and give a big lift to
gender equality.

8. IFC youth's undefeated
The Island Football Club's three youth soccer teams
played four games over the weekend of Oct. 17 and came
out a winner in all four games. I managed to catch all of
the Saturday games on a soccer road trip that started at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center before making the
trek to Sarasota's Twin Lakes Park, followed by a long
drive to North Port.
Two of the victories were blowout wins, while two
were total nail biters. Beach Bistro's under-10 team got
things going when they won a close, 1-0 soccer decision
over the Sarasota Terminators.
If not for the stellar play of Bistro goalie Tyler
Schneerer, I would be writing about the team's second loss
in as many games, as the Terminators kept the ball in the
IFC defensive end for most of the first half. But Schneerer
repeatedly came up with spectacular saves to keep the
game scoreless.
Connor Bystrom's efforts earned him player-of-the-
match honors, with strong support coming from defend-
ers Nick Smith, Spencer Carper, Zack Geeraerts and
Schneerer in goal.
Koala Tee's under- 14 team was away at Twin Lakes
for a noon kickoff against Sarasota's Flying Bridge Res-
taurant and came away with an easy 5-2 win that could
have been even more of a blowout.
Next up was a 4 p.m. game between Palma Sola Ani-
mal Clinic and North Port in under- 12 soccer action. The
locals jumped in front by a score of 2-0 on goals by
Courtney Taylor and Skyler Purcell.
Palma Sola should have led by much more, since they
totally dominated the first half, but was unable to finish off
its scoring chances.
The locals got off to a bad start in the second half as
North Port received a gift penalty kick when one of its
players tripped over the ball while going towards goal. He
finished the free kick to cut the IFC lead to 2-1.
Palma Sola Animal Clinic didn't have long to cel-
ebrate its victory before a 1:45 p.m. game against Braden
River Rage on Sunday.
The Islanders dominated as they kept the ball on their
offensive end for the entire game, taking an easy 6-0 win.
IFC got balanced scoring from five players with scoring
led by Michael Wallen with two. Rounding out the scor-
ing were Taylor Manning, Skyler Purcell, Max Gazzo and
player-of-the-match Blake Tyre.

7. IFC U-12 avenges tie
Palma Sola Animal Clinic took on Benchmark Blue-
prints of the Manatee East Soccer Club on Saturday, Jan.
17, and came away with an impressive 4-0 win to atone
for an earlier 1- I tie, which turned out to be the only blem-
ish on the team's record during the season.


The win had added significance due to the fact that
last year the Manatee Area Youth Soccer Organization,
which earlier in the season agreed to add IFC teams to its
schedule, then decided to exclude IFC from league title
competition. IFC efforts to get the MAYSO board to re-
think this troubling decision were to no avail.
With the IFC adult team at the game cheering every
IFC touch on the ball, the local kids came out and com-
pletely dominated in every phase of the game from start
to finish.
Jordan Pritchard led the Islanders with two goals,
while Skyler Purcell and Logan Bystrom each scored one.

6. Bealls wins battle
Oct. 1 saw unbeaten under-10 Division II teams
square off in a battle for first place. With two of the lead-
ing scorers in Division II, Mr. Bone's Daniel Miller and
Beall's Sean Pittman facing off, expectations were for a
high-scoring shoot-out.
This game would decide early bragging rights, but the
high scoring wasn't meant to be as the game turned into
a defensive struggle where neither star player was allowed
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The action was end to end, but both teams' defenses
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Bealls scored the game winner when Pittman beat the
defender down the right wing before passing it to Braxton,
who one-timed the ball past Mr. Bones goalie Bryan
Pocino for the only score.

5. BBD topples Haley's
Bob Boast Dodge rode the pitching and hitting of
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viously unbeaten Haley's Motel on April 2.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JANUARY 6, 1999 M PAGE 19 j ,

Winter fishing begins in earnest after weekend front


By Capt. Mike Heistand
As the.temperatures dropped, winter fishing began
in earnest last weekend. Sheepshead, trout and redfish
are the best bets in the backwater, while snapper domi-
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Anglers at the Anna Maria City Pier are catching


SPORTS, FROM PAGE 18
five batters.
Bobby Cooper led the way at the plate for BBD, go-
ing 3-for-3 with a double and one run scored, while
Krauss, Hunter Green and Skyler Purcell each had a hit on
the evening.

4. Short-handed IFC avenges
sloppy loss
The Island Football Club's under-12 Palma Sola
Animal Clinic/Islander Bystander ventured to Twin Lakes
Park in Sarasota over the 1998 Christmas holiday deter-
mined to atone for the previous week's 2-1 loss in driv-
ing rain, a game the Islanders felt they dominated.
Going into the game, the locals knew were minus a
couple of starting players due to Christmas vacations, but
they didn't know they'd be playing with only nine play-
ers with a player sick and two others missing rides to the
game.
They left nothing on the field as they played their
hearts out on an extremely hot December day and refused
to lose despite the other team having two extra players on
the field and subs to spell their tired players.
A tie would have been considered a herculean effort
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8AM 5PM
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a few flounder, some jacks and a couple sharks last
Saturday night.
Capt. Sam Kimball on the Legend said he's been
catching a lot of snapper in 50 to 80 feet of water in the
Gulf, with the coolers filled with a mixed bag of six-
pound mangroves, two-pound yellowtails and lanes.
Charters are producing as many as 30 snapper per trip.
Other action includes grouper in the same areas off-
shore, with gag and reds up to 10 pounds and one six-
pound black. Closer to the Island, in about 40 feet of
water, he's putting clients onto 25-pound kingfish and
porgies.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair said he's
catching mangrove snapper, sheepshead, trout and a
few nice-sized reds.
Capt. Curt Morrison on the Neva-Miss said he's
getting into 12-pound red and black grouper about 12
miles offshore, plus 11-pound bonita, three-pound
Spanish mackerel, and eight-pound mangrove snapper,
all caught with live shrimp. He also reeled in a five-
foot-long hammerhead shark last week.
Capt. Rick Gross said he's put his charters onto
some nice-sized cobia, up to 35 pounds, plus pompano,
trout, sheepshead and mackerel.
On my boat Magic we've been catching some 30-
inch redfish, plus Spanish mackerel, mangrove snap-
per, flounder, triggerfish, trout and barracuda.
Capt. Tom Chaya said he's catching cobia, mack-
erel and triggerfish out in the Gulf, and trout and red-
fish in the backwater.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said winter fishing
is finally here, with lots of sheepshead, black drum,
pompano, whiting and flounder in the backwaters.
Offshore, look for grouper in less than 50 feet of wa-
ter. Snapper angling is excellent right now off any of
the artificial reefs.
At the Snead Island Crab House, Dave Johnson
said best bets are sheepshead, trout, black drum and a
few redfish, all caught in the Manatee River or Terra
Ceia Bay..
At the South Skyway Fishing Pier, look to reel in
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SPORTS, FROM PAGE 19

pletely stun their Sarasota opponents as they expected
an easy win based on the two-man advantage on the field.
A five-minute break and some water revitalized the
Islanders as they came out for the second half to score
three goals in the first 15 minutes and put the game away.
The victory was such a collective group effort that all
nine players shared in winning player-of-the-match hon-
ors. The win improved Palma Sola Animal Clinic/Islander
Bystander's record to 6-3-2, putting the Islanders in the
thick of the under-12 West Coast League title hunt.

3. Lou 'Mr. Baseball'
Fiorentino dies
This is not a true sports story, but if any one person
can represent a sport, Lou Fiorentino was that guy. Lou
was a longtime Little League coach and advocate for Is-
land youth. He also was a staunch supporter of the Bos-
ton Red Sox and baseball in general. He was Mr. Baseball.
He frequently answered the question, "What's up
Lou?" stating exactly how many days remained before
opening day of major-league ball.
No baseball trivia, or Jeopardy question, went unan-
swered by Coach Lou.
Lou's sudden passing on Feb. 3 hit the present Island
youth, many years worth of former players and coaches,
parents, friends and many others hard. He touched many
lives in his 20-plus years of coaching Little League and
working on the Island at numerous pubs and restaurants
as a bartender.
He is sorely missed by all who knew him.

2. 9-10 All-stars lose
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off game July 7 between North River American and the
Anna Maria All-stars in the bottom of the third inning with
the locals trailing 5-0.
North River rallied with two outs in the second inning
on a single by Rich Lozano, a walk to Zach Rushing and
two-run triple by Harrold Smith Jr.which made the score
2-0.
The Islanders rallied to take an 8-5 lead going into the
bottom of the fifth inning with Kyle Juhl at bat for North
River. Juhl came through with an infield single before
Quinton Hutton walked and Jeremy Baker was hit by a
pitch to load the bases for Austin Hunterford.
Hunterford came through with an RBI single to score
Juhl, but a fine throw from Kyle Schweitzer kept Hutton
at third. Pitcher Joey Mattay then got Tanner Deans to pop
out and Smith to ground out to end the inning.
North River tied the score 9-9 on Zach Rushing's RBI
single, which plated Jeremy Baker, who had reached on
an infield single.
Anna Maria retook the lead in the top of the tenth
when Sean Pittman reached on a fielder's choice before
moving up to third on a passed ball and a groundout.
Pittman then raced home on a passed ball with Mattay at
bat to give Anna Maria a 10-9 lead.
The bottom of the inning saw Bellamy and Bustle
reach base on an infield single and a bunt single. A
fielder's choice ground-out by Juhl sent the runners to
second and third. A walk to Lozano brought Baker, who
had struck out in the bottom of the sixth with runners in
scoring position, to the plate. This time Baker responded
with a game-winning two-run single to end the marathon
at 11-10.
This was one of the best baseball games I've ever had
the privilege of watching. Every member of both teams are
to be commended for their efforts.

1. 11-12 All-stars
open some eyes
Each year when the sub-district Little League playoffs
roll around in late July, teams from Bradenton typically
wait for the draw, hoping to get an opening game against
the Anna Maria All-stars.
You really couldn't blame the ownersr" though, as
the Island teams have not fared well in these playoffs.





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Most years our all-stars have played two games, then re-
turned to the beach out of the tournament.
Don't get me wrong. I've always thought that the Is-
land has a lot of good athletes who can compete with kids
from the mainland. I base this on the fact that our kids have
traditionally competed very well on the soccer field, but
it just hasn't worked out that way in baseball. One reason
could be that town teams have a huge pool of youth to
draw from and Island teams field all available players.
That is until this year! Anna Maria Island residents
should all be extremely proud of their 1998 11- to 12-year-
old All-star team. They finished two games from the fi-
nals. This was due largely to the hard work of manager Joe
Roberts, coaches Bob Gibbons and Gary Krauss and most
importantly, the great effort of all the players on the team.
After losing its first game to pre-tournament favorite
Manatee Central by a score of 11-0, Anna Maria Island
won three games in a row to finish fourth out of 10 teams.
They accomplished this by sticking together and not
giving up recording a 4-0 win over 13th Avenue Com-
munity Center and an exciting 8-7 win over Manatee
National. This was followed up with a tense 3-2 win over
defending-champions Manatee East, which earned the
locals a rematch against Manatee Central a game that
lasted two days due to a protest on substitution rules.
After much discussion, the game was played and
Manatee Central sent the Islanders packing with a loss.
The score was 9-1.
Despite the loss, the Islanders were upbeat. Manager
Joe Roberts said, "These kids worked extremely hard and
surprised a lot of people. Every win was a total team ef-
fort and proves that the Island can compete!"
That's it for 1998! It truly has been a great year in
sports. I want to take this opportunity to commend any-
one who takes the time to coach or officiate youth sport-
ing events.
I also want to commend parents who support their
children' athletic endeavors if only by attending the
games. Last, but certainly not least, I want to sincerely
thank all of the businesses that generously sponsor teams
in the Center's soccer, baseball and basketball leagues and
all of the IFC sponsors. Without your support, none of this
would be possible.
Happy New Year!


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door shower and extra storage. A yard full of tropical land-
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Duncan's! Judy 778-1589 or Darcie 779-2290 eves.

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great family area. Spacious family room, screened
porch and carport. Community pool and boat ramp.
$76,900. Call Zee Cananese 794-8991 eves.
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directly on Wares Creek, close to mall and transpor-
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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.
$6.00 Ib. to benefit Island Players. Call SunCoast
Real Estate at 779-0202 for information or delivery.
Also available at the Islander Bystander, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.

AVON SKIN SO SOFT, Anew Cosmetics, Night
Force, and gifts. Catalogs, free gift. Delivery. Service
- call Alison 383-6201. Phone calls returned fast!
FOR SALE ASSORTED office chairs. Call Patricia
Thompson, Prudential Florida Realty. 778-0766.
PRINTER WANTED IN excellent condition for
Gateway 2000 computer. Call 778-5834 between 8
a.m. and 9 a.m., 12 noon and 1 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and
6:30 p.m. only.
MATTRESS SET, QUEEN Beautyrest, clean, good
condition, frame included, $145. 779-2022.
FOR SALE: SOFA, $250, love seat, $200. Beige,
mauve, blue floral, excellent condition. Coffee and
end tables, $75. Oak lamps, $25. Call 778-7803.


ROSER THRIFT SHOP Open Tuesday, Thursday,
Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 12
p.m. Donations Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Al-
ways sale racks. 513 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria.
LORD'S WAREHOUSE Thrift Shop. Open Monday,
Wednesday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Huge fur-
niture savings! 6140 Gulf of Mexico Drive. 383-4738.
MOVING SALE. SATURDAY, January 9,8 a.m. to 1
p.m. Sofa, love seat, lamps, sleeper sofa, tables, yard
items, and miscellaneous. 2906 Avenue C., Holmes
Beach.


SATURDAY, JANUARY 9, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Toys, quality furniture, linens, miscellaneous house-
hold and yard items, wind surfer board and pole, no
sail. 207 Willow, Anna Maria.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND Privateer's Thieves Market.
Saturday, January 9, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Manatee West
Shopping Plaza, 75th Street and Manatee Avenue.


CORTEZ FISH MARKET 119th Street and Cortez
Road (turn south two blocks). We have stone crabs.
798-9404. Cortez Bait & Seafood.
BARB'S OFFICE CENTER. Professional typing,
business cards, rubber stamps, fax services, quality
copies, office supplies and lamination. 310 Pine Ave.,
778-5357.
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.

EDWARD JONES INVESTMENTS. 5008 Manatee
Avenue. Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds, CD's, IRA's,
LH insurance. Call Ryan Young 746-3348.

PHONO-GRAPHIX a new, revolutionary reading
method. Want to improve your child's reading? For a
free brochure call 795-0303.
LAST OF THE Red Hot Lovers. Neil Simon Comedy.
January 15 through 31. Island Players, Gulf Drive
and Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Box office open 9
a.m. to 2 p.m. daily, except Sunday. 778-5755.


LOST MEN'S GOLD military ring. Naval Aviator
engraving, blue stone. Reward. 794-5230.


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.
CRITTER SITTER. Going away and your pets have
to stay? Daily visits to your home to provide food,
water, and lots of TLC! 778-6000.


TRANSPORTATION TO AND from Tampa Airports,
anytime. Call 778-7934.


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.

FOR RENT PROTECTED boat slip. North end, Anna
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1987 SEARAY 25-FT. New motor and out drive..
New bottom paint and interior, trailer, $15,000
OBO. 779-2260.


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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 servers, cocktail, bartender,
weekend dishwashers, salad/prep. Buccaneer Inn.
383-5565.
HELP WANTED PART-time shop clerks, flexible
shifts. Office help, two days per week. Buccaneer Inn
383-5565.
TEACHERS FOR ELEMENTARY-AGE after-school
program, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays plus occasional
weekends. Dependable, flexible, positive attitude.
Excellent communication skills with children and
adults. Education, artistic or recreation skills a plus.
Drug Free Workplace. Anna Maria Island Community
Center, 778-1908 ask for Melinda, or 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.
HELP WANTED. PEPE'S Mexican Restaurant and
Cantina. Whitney Plaza, 6814 Gulf of Mexico Drive,
Longboat Key. 387-8445.
BISTRO AT ISLAND'S End. Bus persons, dishwash-
ers, Best money on the beach! Apply in person 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m., 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. 779-2444.

HOUSEKEEPERS.FULL-TIME/PART-TIME
Tradewinds Resort. 1603 Gulf Drive, Bradenton
Beach. Apply between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. No phone
calls please.


ESTATE SALE!
Charming 2BR/2BA home in Bay Palms on DEEP
CANAL! Open design, nice kitchen with built-ins, spa-
cious enclosed porch and master bedroom with private
den. New seawall and dock in 1997! Well-maintained
and only cosmetics required. Potential for third bed-
room or pool. Priced to sell, $215,000!


Since
MARIE L1C REAL ESTATE
.... REALTY tic.
"We ARE the Island."
9805 Gulf Dnve PO Box 835 Anna Maria. Florida 34216
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250



JULIE McCLURE

Estate And
Household
Sales

Antique And
Personal
Property
Appraisals

Consultations

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


HELP WANTED HOUSEKEEPING. Various duties.
Part time, own transportation, non-smoking. Beach
Inn. 778-9597.
HILTON LONGBOAT KEY Beach Resort. Immediate
openings are available for AM and PM servers. Ex-
cellent pay and benefits including insurance, vaca-
tion, 401(k) plan, holiday pay and more. Please ap-
ply at Shannon Hotel Group, 442 Gulf of Mexico
Drive, Longboat Key, 34228. 383-8862.

MATURE RESPONSIBLE ADULT needed to care for
infant in my home or yours. Previous experience and
references required. 778-6234.

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MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, mulching,
trimming, clean-up, edgings, and more. Hard-work-
ing and responsible. Excellent references. Edward
778-3222.
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476.
THE HONEY DO MAN Handyman. Odd Jobs, small
jobs, repairs. Licensed, insured. Free estimates 778-
5003 or 726-1067.
BANKRUPTCY $200, Divorce $150-$200. Adoption,
corporations, modifications, power of attorney, name
change, etc. Suncoast Paralegal Services 742-4788.

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.


NEED TUTOR? SENIOR honor student will tutor all
ages. Math specialty. 778-4136.
DOMESTIC AFFAIRS THOROUGH house clean-
ing Neurotic attention to detail, ironing, errands, and
more. Jony 798-3139.
HOLIDAY CLEANING. Team of experienced
Housekeepers. Island residents. Free estimates.
Call Sharon 778-7247 or Maureen 778-5717.


FREE SNOW REMOVAL Shell, dirt, mulch or stone
delivered and spread for a small fee. Yard clean-up.
Dump truck for hire. Free estimates. Call Dave
Bannigan, 778-6972.
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE
Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling,
cleanup. Island resident 25 years. Call 778-6508.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING & MAINTENANCE
Residential/commercial, full-service maintenance,
landscaping installation, clean-ups, tree trimming,
ponds, native plants, butterfly gardens. Excellent
references. 778-5294.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If
it's broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior dis-
count. Call 778-2581.


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

STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE Service. Installa-
tions and annual maintenance contracts. Koi ponds
as low as $500, aquatic plants included. Experi-
enced. Fast. 727-5066.



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


Residential Sales/Rental Division Licensed Real Estate BrokerF


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


ULTIMATE SUNSETS and expansive views of Sarasota and
Longboat Key. Property consists of 2 separate houses and deeded
boat dock. Main house features wood floors, fireplace and exquis-
ite master suite. $375,000. Van Bourgois, 761-0273. R27775


WATERFRONT
BAY HOLLOW. Spacious and open
2BR/2B unit. On canal with boat slip and
access to Sarasota Bay. $126,000. Dave
Barker, 792-8932. C34274
SPECTACULAR PANORAMIC Manatee
River views from almost all rooms in this
2-story home with dock on river. Great
kitchen overlooking preserve and water.
$219,900. Sandy Drapala, 794-3354 or
Kathy Marcinko, 792-9122. R34260
SPECTACULAR PANORAMIC BAY VIEW.
Spacious 4BR home, over 3/4 acre tropical
private lot on quiet dead-end street. Great
open plan, beautiful pool and large workshop.
$599,900. Sandy Drapala, 794-3354 or Kathy
Marcinko, 792-9122. R30015


LONGBOAT KEY VILLAGE ranch home. The perfect beach
neighborhood. Walk to the beach or launch your boat at
nearby community dock. Enjoy some of old Florida.
$204,900. Bob Burnett, 387-0048. R31277










ISLAND ESTATE Spectacular 4 or 5BR/4B cul-de-sac home on
deep water sailboat water. Stunning sunsets, pool, dock, davits and
tennis court. $845,000. Hal Gillihan, 778-2194. R19319


MAINLAND
POPULAR AMANDA MODEL in Braden
Crossing. Perfect starter home. 3BR/2B
with pool. $114,500. Van Bourgois, 761-
0273. R34439
BEAUTIFUL HOME in Woods of Conquis-
tador. 3BR plus den, 3 full baths, great
floor plan, living and master bedroom open
to caged pool and entertainment area.
$229,900. Sandy Drapala, 794-3354 or
Kathy Marcinko, 792-9122. R34419
CHARMING HOME. 3BR/2B, open and
bright split floor plan with wood floors.
Great lakefront lot. Quiet family commu-
nity. Convenient to 1-75. $129,900. Lisa
Edenfield, 727-8608 or 752-0101. R34320


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LOTS/ACREAGE
FABULOUS BAYFRONT LOT on
private and secluded street. Cleared and
ready to build on. $225,000. Elena
Granger, 792-0021. L17589





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






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WILSON WALL SERVICES
Specializing in Stucco & Ceiling Repairs
Building Restoration Water Damage
SInterior/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

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


Mobile Detail Service
We come to you!

Most Cars: $95*
*Wash, buff, wax, shampoo interior. Under
carriage, tires and rims all treated and
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All cars/trucks personally serviced by Damon.


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VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/
exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island refer-
ences. Dan or Bill 795-5100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. State licensed and insured. Many Island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vi-
nyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.
ALUMINUM/VINYL CONSTRUCTION, new installa-
tion/repairs, Soffits/Fascias, screen enclosures. In-
sured, references. Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts
778-0029.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. Thirty-two year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal
at 778-1730.
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction. Free
estimates, no overtime charges. (FL#RF0038118)
778-3924 or 778-4461.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
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.
SEASONAL RENTAL 2BR/2BA Shell Point. Call
Jean Holmes Realty, 778-2924.
KEY ROYALE CANALFRONT. Unfurnished 2BR/
2BA home with garage. Annual lease. $1,200 per
month. 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/1BA 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.
ANNA MARIA 4BR/2.5BA home with elevator.
Beautiful Gulf views. Steps to beach, no pets or
smokers. Seasonal, four or five months, $3,000
month. 941-646-9233.
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.

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 UPSTAIRS. Three month minimum, steps
to beach, washer/dryer, turnkey, furnished, $1,200
per month. Must see! 813-985-6765.
VACATION APARTMENTS 2BR, $450, weekly
across from beach. Some January, February dates
available. Almost Beach Apartments 778-2374.
ANNA MARIA GROUND level, seasonal, 2BR/1BA,
furnished, canalfront duplex. Three to four months,
$1,650 per month. Amenities included,. No pets.
778-5793.

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


ANNUAL 2BR/1 BA 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.

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,
FURNISHED 2BR/1BA GROUND floor. Seasonal,
immaculate, no pets. 224 84th Street, Holmes
Beach. 778-3267.
ANNUAL WEST BAY Cove waterfront, near new
Publix. 2BR/2BA, pool, tennis, washer/dryer. Old
Florida Realty 778-3377.
JANUARY, FEBRUARY, MARCH, April. Large 2BR apart-
ment overlooking water, across from City Pier, cable,
telephone, heated pool, $1,300 month. 778-9188.
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.
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 778-6050.

ISLAND HOUSE RESORT rentals. Daily/weekly,
beautiful hotel rooms or 1/2 bedrooms. Next to Gulf.
Walk to all. Pets? Excellent! 778-7273.

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.
ANNA MARIA CITY. Lovely elevated 2BR/2BA home
on canal. Quiet street, has every convenience. Avail-
able February and March, $2,500 month. 778-4010.
DUPLEX APARTMENT FOR rent. Available Janu-
ary through April. 2BR/2BA completely furnished,
including utilities and washer/dryer, $1,200 month.
218 Palmetto Street, Anna Maria. Call Tampa 813-
949-6891.


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HOLMES BEACH EXPANSIVE waterview. Unfur-
nished 2BR/2BA home with den, lanai, garage, dock,
and lift. Annual lease, $1,500 per month. Call Smith
Realtors 778-0770.
BRADENTON GARAGE APARTMENT. Annual
lease, unfurnished, $400 per month plus electric and
telephone. Call Smith Realtors 778-0770.
CHARMING FRENCH COUNTRY Island home.
Beautiful turret and Gulf view. 4BR/3BA. 107 Beach
Avenue, Anna Maria. $2,000 per.month, off season.
$3,100 per month, in season. 794-8202.
SEASONAL RENTAL. CLEAN, large, 1BR apart-
ment. New carpet, furnished. $1,100 or $1,200
month, everything included. Marina Drive 778-3323.
LARGE GROUND FLOOR, 2BR/2BA, one story con-
dominium, carport adjacent. Manatee at 59th Street,
Bradenton. Courtyard, pool, tennis golf courses
nearby. Completely furnished, $65,000. 792-2093 or
792-5434.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If it's
broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior discount.
Call 778-2581.
SEASONAL/MONTHLY RENTAL. Spacious 4BR/
2BA One half block from Gulf, quiet area, Holmes
Beach. 941-686-2385.
VACATION RENTAL. HOLMES Beach, Anna Maria
Island. 1BR located at Resort 66 on Gulf. Full house-
keeping, TV with cable, pool, Gulf, hot tub. $750
weekly.. Fully furnished. 315-894-2304.
AVAILABLE NOW! STEPS to the beach! Quiet
neighborhood, 2BR/2BA, furnished, turnkey, small
pets negotiable, non-smokers. Seasonal or annual.
114 81st Street, Holmes Beach. 813-681-9111.
QUIET NON-SMOKING COUPLE needs home or
apartment while building home. Month to month
lease, beginning February 1. Call 778-2960.
2BR/1BA DUPLEX 200-FT to beach. Annual $700
plus deposit and electric. Will consider seasonal.
778-2991.
BEAUTIFUL UPDATED EXTRA large 2BR/2BA du-
plex. Great North Holmes Beach location just a short
walk to the Gulf. Boat dock included. Tile floors, gor-
geous new kitchen, skylights. Seasonal, $2,000 per
month or will discount for longer term. Call 778-5295.
ANNUAL LARGE 1BR, ground level, exceptionally
clean, water and garbage included, no pets. 5607
Guava, $550 per month. 778-9378.
2BR CONDOMINIUM, COMPLETELY furnished,
overlooking pool, steps to beach, immaculate. Avail-
able immediately. $500 per week. 778-6441.
SEASONAL, VACATION, FULLY equipped, 2BR/
1BA, Gulf beach apartment. Choice location,
sundeck, porch, no pets, laundry facilities, cable.
778-3143.
2BR/2BA CLEAN, BRIGHT, and spacious duplex
close to beach and shopping. Turnkey, washer/dryer,
cable. Now available for this season. 778-0510.
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.


FURNISHED EFFICIENCY APARTMENT. Available
now through April 1999. Very nice and convenient to
everything. Canalfront in Holmes Beach, $250 per
week or $800 per month. Call 778-6234.

NICE 3BR/2BA ANNUAL, Holmes Beach. Walk to
quiet beach. Washer/dryer, covered parking, $725
per month plus utilities. First, last, security. Ready
February 1. 778-0165, evenings, or leave message.
ANNUAL RENTAL, CENTRAL Holmes Beach.
Furnished 1BR, $550 plus electric. Also furnished
kitchenette, $450 utilities included, private parking
725-1304, leave message.
THREE HOUSES TO beach. Holmes Beach ground
floor duplex. 2BR/1BA, screened lanai, turnkey, small
pet. Available February 6. Seasonal, $1,400 per
month. 778-1859.
2BR/2BA ELEVATED HOME. Bayview, very large
garage, new carpet and tile. Annual rental. 779-9122.

ISLAND GETAWAY One block to Gulf. Turnkey,
furnished, 2BR/1.5BA, washer/dryer, dishwasher, ice
maker, clean, bright. Vacation/Seasonal. Small pets
welcome. 778-7098.


TRIPLEX Newly renovated, excellent rentals, owner
finance. Bradenton Beach. $225,000. Call Jack
McCormick Broker Wagner Realty 383-5577.
MOBILE HOME on Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach near
Intracoastal Waterway. 12-ft by 32-ft, newly remod-
eled. $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.
THE QUAINT LIFE of living on the tip of Anna Maria
Island! 3BR/2BA with lots of charm, including fire-
place, vaulted ceiling, and large lot with nice updated
baths. Nice set up for guest quarters! $179,900. Brian
Heavrin or Judy Leetzow RE/MAX Gulfstream Realty
758-7777.

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.
LARGE GROUND FLOOR, 2BR/2BA, one story con-
dominium, carport adjacent. Manatee at 59th Street,
Bradenton. Courtyard, pool, tennis golf courses
nearby. Completely furnished, $65,000. 792-2093 or
792-5434.


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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.
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.
KEY ROYALE HOLMES Beach. Beautiful 100-ft
water frontage. 75-ft deep water dock. 1,800 sq. ft.
3BR/2BA, two one-car garages, $350,000 by owner.
Shown by appointment. Open house, Sunday, Janu-
ary 10, 12 noon to 4 p.m. 616 Baronet Lane.
941-778-2855.
PERICO ISLAND GREAT view. 2BR/2BA, two lanais,
porch, clubhouse, all amenities, Too many upgrades to
mention. Close to beach, $109,900. 795-2213.



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Mary Ann Schmidt Helen White
Eves. 778-4931 Eves. 778-6956
DIRECT GULFFRONT
2BR/1.5BA Seaside Beach House turnkey furnished
i condo. End unit, heated pool, gorgeous view. Great rental.
Needs your decorating. $225,000.
PALMA SOLA PARK
3BR/2BA home in prime West Bradenton area. In-
ground caged pool, fruit trees, screened porch and large
lot. Short drive to beach. $129,900.
BAY PALMS WATERFRONT
3BR/2BA waterfront home. Large sunny Florida room,
terrazzo and ceramic tile, low maintenance yard, boat
dock, playhouse. Quiet street. $239,000.
ISLAND TOWNHOUSE
2BR/2.5BA townhouse, hardwood floors, fenced yard,
large screened porch, two-car garage, short walk to
beach. Residential area. $164,900.
NORTHWEST BRADENTON
2BR/2BA easily converts to 3BR. Furnished, large
caged pool, 2-car garage, fenced yard, immaculate, se-
curity system, fruit trees, cul-de-sac. $139,900.
SPECTACULAR WATERFRONT
3BR/2.5BA home across from golf course on deep-water
canal. Vaulted great room, gallery wall. Dock accommo-
dates 50-foot yacht. Pool and heated spa. $699,000.
SUNBOW BAY
2BR/2BA Turnkey furnished condo. Very close to beach,
shopping, doctors and restaurants. Tennis, heated pool, el-
evator. Great rental history. $114,900.
SUNCOAST RENTALS
ANNUAL
2303 Ave. C 2BR/1BA Duplex
Washer/Dryer $725
SEASONAL 2 BR/2BA Condos
Runaway Bay, Anna Maria Island Club
Bridgeport & Northbeach Village
$700 week/$1,500 month
779-0202
Julie Gilstrap 1 (800)732-6434
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Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
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TRAILER FOR SALE. Cute, big side room, with lots of
light, wood floors, and vaulted ceilings. Shaded lot, just
redone, new paint, kitchen, and carpet. 416 4th Street,
Sandpiper. 800-977-0803 or 778-4523. $19,500.

3BR/2BA KEY ROYALE beauty. Pool, water views,
bonus room for gym, office, etc. Roof just redone.
Remodel almost complete, new kitchen, floors, paint.
800-977-0803 or 778-4523.

5BR/4BA WITH PRIVATE beach access. 3BR/2BA
with mother-in-law cottage. 800-977-0803.

PERICO ISLAND MINT condition, one year-old.
1,726 sq. ft. 3BR/2.5BA, screened Janai, many ex-
tras, $179,000. Call 795-7740.
CONDOMINIUM BY OWNER 2BR/2BA turnkey fur-
nished corner unit with new air-conditioning, water
heater, flooring, and balcony furniture. On tennis
court side of Playa Encantada. Good rental income.
$145,000. Call 778-5088.
CANAL FRONT Anna Maria City. Very well main-
tained 3BR/2BA split plan, with large yard and dock.
Easy walk to Gulf and bay beaches. $217,000. John
Michaels, Gulf-Bay Realty, 779-1101.


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LOVE BOATING? HATE YARD
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with a bayou view. Includes a two-
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KEY ROYALE $299,000 3BR/
2BA home on a canal with a pool
and a boat dock. Turnkey
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FOR SALE 2BR/2BA house. New and spacious.
3301 6th Avenue, Holmes Beach. 779-1336.
RIVERDALE CANALFRONT LARGE 3BR/2.5BA
home. Two story, 90-ft dock, covered 10,000-lb. boat
lift. $210,000. 4116 2nd Avenue NE. 747-3630.

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age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, preg-
nant women and people securing 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 dwell-
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One of the few desirable lots left in the City of Anna
Maria. All new homes surround this great neighbor-
hood location. Only steps from the bay and a short
stroll to the Gulf. Extra depth would allow for a nice
size home and pool or garden. Priced to sell!
$92,500.


705 N. Shor D.
This rare 60 x 85 ft. buildable lot is located on the
west side of North Shore Drive, just one lot from the
shimmering Gulf of Mexico on Anna Maria's tranquil
north end. Privacy plus in a secluded wooded
setting. Nothing compares! $149,900.



Super waterfront lot located in a lovely residential
section of newer homes. Fully seawalled. Direct
Gulf and bay access with no bridges. Short walk to
friendly City Pier and sandy bay beach. Priced at
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from the beach. 2BR/2BA with Jacuzzi, plus den or third
bedroom. Cocktail pool under elevated home. GREAT
INVESTMENT! Possible owner financing. $254,900. Call
Connie Volts, Realtor 751-1155. IB31724
CANAL FRONT Spacious 3BR/2BA 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. BH31936
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


766 Jacaranda, Anna Maria
A real two-story house. Ground level is 2BR/1BA, living
room, dining room, family room, kitchen and one-car
garage. Upstairs is 1BR/1BA with separate den. Fenced
yard with separate outbuilding. 1,581 sfla. Very expen-
sively and expansively remodeled in 1993. $219,000.

Doug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, FI 34216
Phone & Fax: (941)778-1222
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and boat dock. Elizabeth Andricks 778-4800. .............. $179,900
Elevated HOLMES BEACH HOME. Fenced back yard and big
storage. Elizabeth Andricks 778-4800............................. $159,000
SANDY POINTE. Direct Bay view. Can't beat this one. Turnkey
furnished. Lynn Hostetler 778-4800. ............. Reduced $149,900
3BR/2.5BA KEY ROYALE HOME. Boat lift, wide canal,
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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.
SUNBOW BAY CONDO. Amenities include pool, tennis, elevator,
covered parking. ..... ...................................... $130,000

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1/10/99 1-3PM with greatroom design. Vaulted ceilings,
TIP OF ANNA MARIA Custom remod- large porches and lovely view of bay.
eled 2BR/2BA beach house. Numerous Short walk to Gulf beaches. $229,500.
custom amenities and lush native land- #30851. Call Dave Moynihan 778-2246.
scaping. $299,900. Michael Advocate Eves. 778-7976.
778-2246. Eves. 778-0608. # 30509


PLAYA ENCANTADA Turnkey furnished
2BR/2BA corner unit located tennis court
side in first class Gulffront complex. Enjoy
the beach, pool, tennis, clubhouse and on
site manager. $159,500. Dave Moynihan
778-2246, eves 778-7976. #33933


SERENE SETTING 2BR/2BA great rental
or vacation home located on quiet dead
end street. Move in condition with handi-
capped access and new A/C. Has spa on
rear deck. Only two blocks to beach. A
must see. $149,900. Call Ed Oliveira
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PROVERBIAL CONFLICTS

BY RANDOLPH ROSS / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ


ACROSS
1 They're seen at
going-away
parties
6 Cuba or
Mallorca
10 It may be
dominant
15 Word of
possibility
18 Jacques's pen
pals, maybe
19 Envelope closer
21 1945
newsmaking site
22 Some Latin, for
lovers
23 An eye for an
eye, but also...
26 Avian chatterer
27 Kind of prof.
28 Cannes cleric
29 Little hoppers
30 Long woven
scarf
32 Verdi's "Caro
nome," e.g.
34 Theater
souvenir
35 Works of
103-Down
36 Good things
come in small
packages, but
also...
42 When doubled, a
Washington city
43 --eyed
44 Comet, e.g.
48 UFO crew
50 Tookoff


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52 Moravian, e.g.
53 1959 pop/folk hit
54 "- had it!"
55 Two's company,
three's a crowd,
but also...
60 Title role for
Jodie Foster
62 N.C.A.A.'s
Cavaliers
63 Narrow way
64 Mount
65 The squeaky
wheel gets the
grease, but also

72 Intangible
qualities
75 Set the pace
76 Last names
separator
77 Crafty
81 Don't judge a
book by its
cover, but also


88 "Have some"
89 Mekong native
90 Kind of cloth
91 Per--
92 Lake Michigan
port
94 Old-fashioned
97 Like earnings in
some reports
99 Ones getting a
licking?
100 Do unto others
as you would
have others do
unto you, but
also...
105 Tolerates
108 Farm females
109 Do, say
110 Screen blinker
111 Foreign attire


112 Kind of center
114 Parts of a
military defense
118 Temper
119 Hewho
hesitates is lost,
but also...
123 Snort
124 Big flop
125 Lady's beau
126 Ice station attire
127 Figured out
128 Not so nice
129 Choice word
130 Faint
DOWN
1 Going away
statement
2 Easily tamed
birds
3 Affectation
4 Like an
attractive
apartment
5 Euroflier
6 First aid
equipment
7 Pig
8 Delayed
9 Lucky tip?
10 Tommy Lee
Jones portrayal,
1994
11 Encouraging
sounds
12 Bass-
13 Like most cable
news programs
14 Break
15 Kind of party
16 Blow away
17 They can sleep
while you watch
20 Australian port


24 Reagan
Secretary of
State
25 Rake
31 Shuttlecock
33 Gleeful
34 Wrangler's
concern
35 Miff
36 The Finn man
37 Bisect
38 First name in
architecture
39 Jenna of TV's
"Dharma and
Greg"
40 Hershey brand
41 Contemporary
of Agatha
45 Gulf leader
46 Part of French
"to be"
47 Unusually
excellent
49 Rebbe's locale
51 Put down
52 Chase flies
56 Joanne
Woodward
Oscar-winning
role
57 Carol
contraction
58 Letters in a line
score
59 Gossipy Barrett
61 Professional
school hurdle:
Abbr.
66 Sorta: Suffix
67 Kinsmen
68 "A rat!"
69 Like a certain
band
70 Polish sci-fi
author


71 Valuable
72 First
Amendment
lobbyists, for
short
73 Bator
74 Latitude
78 Maria Cristina.
for one
79 Beats badly
80 1950's trial


82 What juice
comes out of
83 Tender spots
84 Merciless one
85 Spats
86 Port opening
87 "Stille -"
(Christmas
carol)
93 Side order
95 Till fill


96 Radio antennas
98 Attic pic
101 With
convenience
102 Days of old
103 "A Modest
*Proposal" writer
104 Two-star
105 Serving well
106 Cabinet item
107 Inched


111 TV listings
112 Asia's -- Sea
113 Sleep
phenomena
115 Designed for
flight
116 Certain shark
117 Farm team
120 Sugar suffix
121 Tramload
122 Raises


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PERICO BAY CLUB Rarely available 3BR direct
bayfront on Edgewater Circle. Second floor view
from glass enclosed lanai. $219,000. Rose
Schnoerr 778-2261 MLS#34632


PRICED REDUCED! Tropical splendor on Lake La
Vista. Currently used as home, could be three or
four units. Steps to north end of beach. $310,000.
Bobye Chasey 778-2261, MLS#28629.


Bob & Penny Hall
Vermont


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Piroska Kallay
Budapest, Hungary


THE SHORE OF LONGBOAT KEY Rarely available
Gulffront condo with fabulous view of sandy beach and
rolling waves of Gulf of Mexico. 2BR/2BA, large lanai.
$299,000. Rose Schnoerr 778-2261, MLS #32820.


Gary Larison
Sheridan, MO


Laura McGeary
Buffalo, NY


PALMA SOLA PARK Great home on large beau-
tifully landscaped lot. Community marina and dock.
$140,000. Tony Tiberini, 778-2261. MLS#34134


CORAL SHORES Direct access to Intracoastal
from fresh-water canal. 2/2 split, screened lanai,
seawall, newer roof. $159,900. Bob and Penny
Hall 778-2261. MLS#33951


TIDY ISLAND Secure bayfront community with 24- RUNAWAY BAY Lovely 2/2 end unit on second
hour guard. Two pools, two Har-tru tennis courts, floor. Turnkey furnished, heated pool, tennis.
nature walks. Great place for biking and walking. Steps to beach. $132,000. Patty Stump 778-
Call for available units. Bob & Penny Hall 778-2261. 2261. MLS#33451


Noreen Roberts
Cleveland, OH


Shoila Kidd
Middletown, OH


LONGBOAT KEY Village beach bungalow. Great
room is living room/dining room/kitchen. Den could
be bedroom. Great hideaway! $189,000 Rose
Schnoerr 778-2261 MLS#33421


Doug Newcomer
Missouri


Jan A. Schmidt
Kansas City, MO


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Pennsylvania







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Honduras,
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Columbus, OH







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Ohio








Rose Schnoerr
Ohio


Tom Frost
Bronx, NY


Jeff Gregnway
Ann Arbor, MI


SEASONAL RENTALS
Perico Bay Club-Gated Community, 2/2 pool,
tennis. ...................... ................. $2600/m o
Sunbow Bay-Nice view, 2/2, avail Jan & Mar.
Catty Corner-2/1, across beach
Units also available off the island
$1,100-$2,400
Call Missy Laps at 778-9611
Toll Free 1.800-237-8400
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