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By Susan K. Kesselring
"When I was a kid, I walked 10
miles to school in the freezing cold."
It's an oft-heard refrain that parents
and grandparents make a point of telling
Certain children who attend Anna
Maria Elementary School may have to
walk to school if the Manatee County
School Board approves a proposal to cut
busing for "courtesy riders," those stu-
dents living within two miles of the
Concern for the safety of the af-
fected students has united the school,
parents and members of the community
to insure all children make it safely to
school every day.
On Anna Maria Island, the proposed
cuts would affect children living south
of the Island Baptist Church in Anna
Maria and north of Runaway Bay in
The proposed change in busing was
the subject of a Manatee County School'
Board meeting Jan. 11. Looking for
ways to cut costs, administrators
brought forth a proposal to the board
after following a recommendation in a
report gathered by the Office of Pro-
gram Policy Analysis and Government
OPPAGA was created by the
Florida Legislature and its primary func-
tion is to review financial management
practices of Florida schools.
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soccer field at the school .'. nJ l,
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The cafeteria bulletin board
was filled with students'
portraits of Principal Jim
Kronus, including this one
by Caitlin Burns, grade
three, following the
Other counties affected by the
change in legislation are Alachua,
Collier, Leon, Marion and Sarasota.
Providing bus service to students
who can walk is costly, according to the
report. It's estimated that $161,000 per
year could be saved by eliminating bus
service to courtesy riders.
The Manatee County school district
doesn't receive state funding for student
transportation. It estimates there were
1,421 courtesy students served during
the 1996-97 school year, according to
Taxpayers in Manatee County will
pay $113,458,887 in school taxes during
the budget year ending June 30. The
projected amount is an annualized bud-
get amount and includes revenue from
general funds, capital projects and sales
tax, according to Assistant Superinten-
dent of District Support Services Jim
"The savings shouldn't come at the
sake of the child," said Barbara Sato,
Holmes Beach resident and concerned
parent, who attended the school board
Also attending were Anna Maria
Elementary School Principal Jim
Kronus, Joyce Karp, co-chairwoman of
the school's PTO, and second-grade
teacher Deborah Thomas.
The four represented the school af-
ter the only notice of the administrators'
intentions appeared in a daily newspaper
a few days before the meeting.
SEE SCHOOL, NEXT PAGE
Palma Sola Causeway improvements proposed
By Paul Roat
Traffic studies with the eventual goal of lowering
speed limits and improving safety along Palma Sola
Causeway are in the works.
A special task force comprised of Island elected
officials, business owners, regional transportation plan-
ners and others has been formed by Bradenton Mayor
Bill Evers to address safety problems along the cause-
way from the mainland to Holmes Beach.
The issue of congestion along the busy roadway to
the Island is not a new one plans have surfaced and
been buried for almost, 10 years as to what to do with
the western end of Manatee Avenue.
The narrow strip of beach between the mainland
and Flamingo Cay is a popular spot for people and
animals, who also use the recreational area for boat
launching, horseshoes, sipping cool beverages and
flaunting skimpy bathing attire. All the activity along
the beach has caused motorists to slow their travel,
adding to the circus-like atmosphere of the area.
At times, the stretch of road is gridlocked with
motorists. Rear-end collisions abound.
Evers' task force looked at the old plans offered by
the Florida Department of Transportation during a
meeting last week. In 1990, DOT officials had planned
to install a limited-access roadway along the causeway,
with guardrails and a wide lane for vehicles to pull off
in case of emergencies.
The problem with the plans was that by the time
the road, emergency lanes, bike paths, sidewalks,
guardrails and off-road vehicle paths were all desig-
nated, there would be virtually no beach left sort of
like overdesigning the strip for a recreational area to the
point where it would not be suitable for recreation.
DOT traffic engineer Chuck Lovell said the same
problem of creating a beach recreational area from a
limited beach were tried in Pinellas County along the
Courtney Campbell Causeway. Guardrails, limited
access, traffic signals all were installed, found to be
inappropriate and eventually removed, he said.
Speed limit reductions were also tried there, Lovell
said, but the best test of the true speed of a highway is
the speed at which most motorists drive. "A speed limit
of less than 45 mph is really not feasible there," Lovell
He did agree to run speed surveys in the next few
months to determine just how fast people are really
driving along the causeway to see if lowering the speed
limit was warranted.
Another solution to the safety issue may be addi-
tional rest rooms on the beach. Safety concerns have
been raised regarding people darting through traffic to
use the lone bathroom at the northwest end of the strip,
a. concern that could be alleviated if more rest rooms
Evers said he would request cost estimates for
more rest room facilities and would have those figures
available at the next task force meeting.
Other ideas under consideration are extensive land-
scaping along the beach adjacent to the road, lighting,
and removing the boat ramp at the northwest edge of
Palma Sola Causeway to enhance recreational viewing
and picnicking. Another proposal calls for elevating the
roadway to make it more secure in times of flooding.
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Those W ere the Days ................................ .. 7
Announcements ......................................... 10
Kronus ............ .............. ...... ........ 15
Streetlife ................ .......... ..................... 22
Sandscript ............................ ........... 26
Anna Maria Island tides .............................. 27
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JANUARY 27, 1999
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SCHOOL, FROM PAGE 1
Karp said she thinks Anna Maria Elementary School
was the only school represented at the meeting because
other schools weren't aware busing cuts were on the
Kronus said the school could apply for an exception
if local government agencies assess the situation and de-
termine hazardous conditions exist.
"We do perceive there to be hazardous conditions for
our children," Kronus said. He cited the lack of sidewalks
and bicycle paths throughout the affected bus routes on
Anna Maria Island. Also, because of the school's proxim-
ity to water, there would be times when storms create
flooded areas, he said.
The community is standing behind the school and has
written letters to'the school board expressing their con-
Kronus said he received letters from the Bradenton
Beach Police Department, Holmes Beach Police Depart-
ment, Anna Maria Fire District, Holmes Beach City Com-
mission Chairman Don Maloney, Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce and numerous concerned parents
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For the time being, the school board's consideration
of the matter is tabled until its transportation division
comes back before the board with results from its assess-
ment. The study will determine which bus routes would
be affected, Kronus said.
Supervisor of Transportation Kathleen Braselton,
who made a case for the proposed bus cuts to the school
board, said the matter was brought forth for the purpose
of discussion and the administration's intent is to begin
looking at those schools where busing is provided within
two miles of the school.
Kronus said people who oppose the proposed cuts
should be prepared to present factual information and not
get caught up in the emotional side.
He did an informal study by standing at the intersec-
tion of Gulf and Marina drives where he counted 246 ve-
hicles between 7:30 a.m. and 7:45 a.m. At the intersection
of East Bay Drive and Manatee Avenue, between 8 a.m.
and 8:15 a.m., Kronus counted 335 vehicles.
Children having to cross these busy intersections will
have to be escorted safely by school crossing guards, an
expense which will have to be absorbed by Holmes
Beach, Kronus said.
Another issue is traffic in front of the school dur-
ing dropoff and pickup times, which is already con-
gested. Kronus said parents who are uncomfortable
with their children walking might arrange other
transportation, which would create more congestion
and increase risk to children walking in the road-
Increased traffic could create problems for emergency
vehicles too, he said.
"My hope is that kids can continue to ride as they have
in the past," Kronus said.
Karp said she is mostly concerned with preventing the
proposed bus cuts from happening instead of trying to get
it undone once it happens.
Locally, politicians are banding together in support of
the children. The Barrier Islands Coalition of Elected
Officials addressed the situation at a meeting held last
week. The group intends to send a letter to the Manatee
County School Board asking to be put on the next agenda
Sato said she thinks it's terrible that they would try to
push through a decision of this magnitude without input
from those that are affected by it.
Manatee School Board Chairman Harry Kinnan said
the administration presented its proposal without a case,
without getting the feeling of the community beforehand.
The board was as shocked as the school, he said.
There are other ways to look at cutting expenditures
without beginning with bus cuts to children and putting
children at risk, he said.
Resident Kim Bobo was diplomatic when asked what
she thought of the board's proposal to cut busing to cour-
tesy riders. He said, "As a parent I am concerned about
seasonal traffic. Some people from out of state are not
familiar with our roads and are only concentrating on get-
ting to their destinations. They may not see our children
who are walking to school."
Grandparent Phyllis Haught said, "Children are too
vulnerable and trusting at this age. A limitation should not
be placed on the bussing of elementary school students.
"Rather, it should be made an exception," she said.
Members of the Anna Maria Elementary School
Advisory Committee and Parent-Teacher Organization
are planning to address the issue at a future meeting to be
held at the school. Notice of that meeting will appear in a
future edition of The Islander Bystander.
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Boat noise in Sound reaches lawmaker crescendo
By Jim Hanson
A move to muffle the noise of airboats seems likely
to spill over into the larger issues of water scooters,
hydrofoils and even outboards, and into boat safety en-
This is a can of marine worms that almost every
jurisdiction faces periodically, and now it is Manatee
County's turn. Again.
Last week Manatee County commissioners called
on the county attorney's office to tell them what to do
in response to complaints of airboat noise, mostly from
the Palma Sola area and Anna Maria Island. Some of
the airboats are operated by commercial fishers seek-
ing mullet in shallow close inshore waters, said Com-
missioner Stan Stephens, whose district encompasses
Anna Maria Island.
Assistant County Attorney William Henry outlined
state and county laws aimed at governing various as-
pects of boating, including noise. Some define noise in
decibel terms, the limit being 90 decibels at 50 feet in
one instance and from 55 to 70 decibels at different
times of day in another instance. Another requires ex-
The difficulties are in definitions of noise and in
enforcement of any law on the water, he said. For ex-
ample, any outboard motor is loud, said Henry, who
operates an outboard on occasion.
"How much is enough?" he asked. Control is
needed, but existing laws have been aimed at that for
a long time and enforcement is very difficult. The
Florida Marine Patrol, Manatee Sheriff's Department
and various municipalities are undermanned and
"underboated" for the enforcement task.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protec-
tion said that 15,425 boats were registered in Manatee
County in 1997, with 1,439 of that number personal
Commissioner Joe McClash agreed that enforce-
ment is frustrating, but urged that the county enforce
existing laws before adding new laws.
Henry said a county ordinance designates "areas of
regulated water activity" to be "all waters within 300
feet of any beach, marina, dock, etc." That, he noted,
includes all of Anna Maria Island.
The commissioners told him to bring a draft revi-
sion of existing law to their Feb. 2 meeting.
Henry told The Islander Bystander he will "tighten
definitions" and try to "figure out a way to make the
law enforceable within the limitations of the resources
"I hope we can achieve a decrease in noise and
increase in safety without a bunch of new laws."
... and response from Island, too
By Pat Copeland
Islanders are being driven to distraction by an in-
creasing glut of noise from airboats, personal water-
craft and power boats in surrounding waters, Island
officials said last week.
Officials from the three Island cities and Longboat
Key, meeting as the Coalition of Barrier Island Elected
Officials, said they will ask Manatee County Commis-
sioners to investigate and act on the issue.
"We've had some major complaints about air-
boat noise," Longboat Key Mayor Hal Lenobel said.
"We brought it to the attention of the Sarasota
County Legislative Council last week and they ab-
solutely will do nothing about it. They say the noise
is minimal and it shouldn't bother anybody. We just
don't know how to go about doing anything about
Bradenton Beach Mayor Connie Drescher said
she rode on an airboat a couple of years ago and the
operator was very careful.
"One of the problems is fishermen are using the
airboats to round up the fish and they're going very
close to homes," Drescher said. "I've had people
complain about this."
Lenobel said fishermen are coming into
Longboat's canals and netting fish.
"Even though the catch is limit to 30, they ex-
ceed the catch but we have no ability to count the
number of fish that are in the boats," Lenobel said.
"They are catching mullet by the hundreds. My ca-
nal had four boats come in every afternoon for 10
With regard to noisy boats, Lenobel said he had
a letter from the town's police chief.
"He said, 'The majority of the time the boats are
operating outside the jurisdictional boundaries of
Longboat Key and the noise is carrying across
Sarasota Bay,'" Lenobel quoted. "They have no ju-
risdiction to enforce any laws about these boats."
Bradenton Beach Commissioner John Chappie
said county commissioners last week asked their at-
torneys to investigate changes to county laws to ad-
dress the issue. However, state laws are unclear and
offenders are difficult to catch.
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Anna Maria commission candidate profiles
By Susan K. Kesselring
Anna Maria City's 1,564 voters will have the op-
portunity to go to the polls Tuesday, Feb. 9, to elect two
The four residents running for two seats are incum-
bent Commissioners George McKay and Doug Wolfe
and first-time candidates Jason Cimino and Ellen
The top two vote-getters in the commission race
will take office for two years following a swearing in
ceremony on Feb. 16.
As an aid to Anna Maria voters, The Islander By-
stander offers the following profiles of each candidate.
In addition, the public is invited to a political forum at
7 p.m. Thursday,. Jan. 28, at Anna Maria City Hall,
10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
Candidates provided their professional and personal
backgrounds during interviews. Profiles appear in alpha-
Jason Cimino, 29, moved to the Anna Maria from
Portland, Maine. He has been a resident for one year,
though has lived in Anna
Maria intermittently for the
past 10 years. He works as a
pa food server at Da Giorgio's
restaurant in Holmes Beach.
He attended the Uni-
S versity of South Maine for
'. one year taking sculpture
'- and painting classes.
SHe has worked for
Cimino many restaurants through-
out the country and worked
at the former Fast Eddie's restaurant 10 years ago. He
worked at Spagos restaurant in Caesar's Palace in Las
Vegas and was an assistant manager for the Rainbow
Grill in Aspen, Colo.
When asked how he stood on the issue of the at-
tempt of Ato's and Sign of the Mermaid restaurants
to get a liquor license from the city to sell beer and
wine, he said, "I'm absolutely for them getting a li-
quor license and it's an injustice that they don't have
one. They're being haunted by an old Fast Eddie's
"The owners aren't the only ones who suffer.
The customers are put out, and also the people who
work for a living and count on tips for income," he
He added, "Why strangle what type of revenue
works out here."
Personal characteristics that Cimino says qualify
him as a worthy candidate are integrity and the fact
that he is a hard worker. He said, "If I say it, I mean
it. I don't say things and not follow through on them.
I have always worked with the public and I'm com-
fortable talking to all kinds of people. I have a well-
rounded opinion on what's wrong and right."
Cimino is concerned that the citizens of Anna
Maria are disconnected from their government. "In
past elections, no one has run. I've talked with
people and they're not happy with the way things are
going over at city hall. Ellen and I are giving voters
an option for change and I think that's important.
The community is not connected and this is evi-
denced by the fact that meetings are not full and
they should be."
Cimino's campaign plans include canvassing the
area on foot and asking residents what kinds of things
they would like to see in Anna Maria.
When he tires of walking, he will rest in front of the
post office, he said. His mother and stepfather gave him
a stool for his campaign during Christmas. He said they
told him, "Lawton Chiles had his walking shoes, and
now you have your stool."
He said his purpose isn't to change the community
but to make it a better place. He says, "We definitely
don't want a city hall like the one in Holmes Beach."
His personal interests include outdoor activities
such as camping and skiing.
George McKay was born on
Governors Island, N.Y., and
first came to Anna Maria to
visit relatives more than 40
McKay, 54, moved to
Anna Maria 25 years ago
from Oceanside, N.Y.
He attended school in
McKay Oceanside and chose a career
in the construction industry.
McKay owns L&M General Construction. He and wife
Linda have two sons and two granddaughters.
McKay is seeking his fourth term on the commis-
sion. He first gained a seat on the commission in 1987,
but stepped down to run for mayor in 1994. After los-
ing the mayoral race, he regained his commission seat
in the 1995 election.
He considers himself a public servant and said he
uses his mind and heart when making decisions that
affect residents. He enjoys contributing ideas and hopes
he has thus far served the citizens of Anna Maria well.
McKay said his dealings with people as a business
owner enable him to bring varied approaches to prob-
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PROFILES, FROM PAGE 4
His main goal for Anna Maria "is to keep Anna
Maria the cozy town it is." He said he would like to
limit the amount of government control in the city,
or at least keep it to a bare minimum. He would like
to see the Island cities unified in some respects, such
as one police, building and public works depart-
ments. On the opening of the new city hall in
Holmes Beach he said, "I wish we could have built
it under one umbrella." He thinks eventually eco-
nomics will force the cities to cooperate in these ar-
McKay doesn't think designated bike paths are a
necessity on the Island. He said bike paths in Anna
Maria should be passive. "Let the car be the secondary
item and not the primary one." He said except for Gulf
Drive, people ride bikes throughout Anna Maria as they
have always done. He would rather see money spent on
paving the roads because it makes for smooth bicycling
His personal interests include going to the beach,
bicycling, roller-blading and working out.
Ellen Trudelle, 49, has been a resident of Anna
Maria for the past 15 years. She moved to the Island in
1984 from Tewksbury,
Mass. She works full time
as a food service clerk at
Anna Maria Elementary
School and part time as a
4 waitress at Rotten Ralph's
Restaurant. She has been
4 and has a son, daughter and
Trudelle She is a graduate of
Tewksbury High School
and said her higher education has been life: "I've
crossed many paths, been down a lot of roads learn-
ing something every day."
Trudelle said she has been attending commission
meetings regularly for the past three years. She pres-
ently is serving on the Citizens Advisory Task Force
for the City Pier grant committee and has served on the
Federal Block Grant Committee. She has also been a
participant in Keep Manatee Beautiful.
Personal qualities she says qualify her as a worthy
candidate are desire and ambition to do the job. "I want
to be the one the people need," she said. Besides being
approachable and easy to talk to, Trudelle said she al-
ways had pride and dedication to every job she's held
and "cares what people think."
Trudelle's professional experience stems from her
years as a homemaker and business woman. She and
her husband were owners of a variety food store in
Massachusetts. She said she dealt daily with the plan-
ning of the operation and dealing with problems as they
She said her philosophy as a commissioner would
be to explore all facts of an issue and then talk about it
with different people to enlighten and be enlightened.
She said, "Once you start talking about an issue, a so-
lution usually develops." She said she will "learn the
facts, listen to people and get the job done."
She said she would like to be in touch with the
citizens of Anna Maria. She said it is a myth that
people don't care about their city and that's why
they don't attend meetings. People are busy today
with many interests such as working and raising a
family that conflict with scheduled meetings, she
said. She has an idea she's pursuing to keep residents
in touch with their elected officials and said, "I'll be
reaching out to them."
On the electric car issue, she said she wasn't sure
what the stipulations of the grant are, but if it's pos-
sible, the city should try a couple out on a trial basis
before committing itself to getting rid of too many of
its work trucks. From an environmental perspective she
thinks it's a good idea.
With respect to the fine line between commercial
and residential interests in Anna Maria, she said, "I
know what Anna Maria is all about as far as being low
key. That's why I moved here. I do believe our busi-
nesses have a place in the community and we need to
try to support them."
Her personal interests include fishing and biking.
Commissioner Doug Wolfe, 64, is a former school
administrator. He was born on Staten Island and moved
from Long Island to Manatee County in 1969.
He has lived in Anna Maria for 22 years and has
been a commissioner since 1988. He has been married
to Peggy for 22 years and
has four children from a
Wolfe has a bachelor of
science degree in physical
science and a master's in
public school administration
and school business, both
from New York University
in Greenwich Village.
He taught in publicWolfe
schools throughout New
York and the northeast.
Wolfe trained as a pilot at the U.S. Naval Air Acad-
emy in Pensacola.
His goal for the city is to "try to keep Anna Maria
safe for its citizens and taxpayers through infrastructure
of government and to keep it as much of Florida as
When asked what he thought about the cell tower
issue, he said, "We're a nation of laws. They say what
we [the city] can and can't do."
"If the federal government pushes, we have to
yield. It's out of the city's hands. We already have a site
to put it if the need be, but we're hoping that the tower
constructed in Holmes Beach has ample space."
His goal for the city is concentrating on infrastruc-
ture. He said Anna Maria has made drainage a priority
during the past eight years, but there are still areas that
His years of working as an education administra-
tor have taught him to carefully weigh issues. "I do not
make hit and miss decisions," he said.
Wolfe said he likes his job as commissioner, in
particular problem solving. "I would like to continue to
serve the public in Anna Maria City," he said.
He said he pays attention to things and is knowl-
edgeable about many issues. Wolfe said often people
turn to him when they have a question about issues that
happened years ago.
His personal interests include camping and travel-
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Putting icing on
Already 1999 is flying by as we peek into Feb-
Imagine 25 years as principal at "our Island
school." Since my kids were students under his lead-
ership beginning in the mid-1970s, I can attest to the
shortness of time.
For a principal, it must go slowly some days,
while other times speed by.
Waiting for progress can be slow. Watching kids
grow and evolve goes briskly. First they're "this
tall," and suddenly they're "that tall."
Certainly retiring Principal Jim Kronus has seen
it all, as fast as it can go, then slow and easy times,
The kids love him. They become adults who re-
vere him. Many former students strive to maintain an
Island home for their children to attend the Island
school, and suddenly there's another generation of
As a young, single, working parent new to Anna
Maria Island in 1975, I can attest that Anna Maria
Elementary School and the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center were a Godsend to me and my kids.
I felt I'd stumbled into a private education at a
pristine small school for my two children. On top of
all the first day, new-school jitters, we discovered
we were late registering and Principal Kronus was
"to the rescue."
Just one of many rescues, as son Damon and a
friend managed to "miss" school one third-grade
day, opting for a bus trip to the mall instead. We all
took it in stride and he ended up with a fair "sen-
tence" from Kronus: helping the maintenance man in
lieu of recess. Eventually we discovered Damon pre-
ferred his punishment and it was rescinded. Another
example of Mr. Kronus's wisdom.
Aside from his affinity for the kids birthday cup-
cakes, a lifetime friend-making ploy if there ever
was one, Mr. Kronus has a genuine love for the kids
and it shows.
We'll miss him for that at "our little school by
But with so many years and so many kids, how
could Principal Kronus ever be forgotten?
Thanks, Jim, for being so kind and for so many
We look forward to continuing his imprint on
Anna Maria Island through his dream for us, the Is-
land community, and our children, the Kronus Com-
munity Technology Center at the school.
Bonner J. Presswood
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Hardly a day goes by at this time of year when
there isn't comment about traffic safety, let alone allu-
sions to safety at the Anna Maria City Pier. It is also
I would like to know what financial exposure the
citizens of Anna Maria would have in the event of a
court judgment against the city far in excess of the
city's liability coverage for negligence related to the
streets and pier which it owns. I do not know what
the city's insurance coverage really is, or if the buck
can be passed to the county for something which is
a city responsibility. Is there some other in-place
mechanism to relieve the burden of a huge payoff?
For example, the death or maiming of a mother,
child or both could conceivably result in a multimil-
lion-dollar award. How would this affect a city of
2,000 taxpayers if the award exceeded $2 million?
Would it be an assessment equal to $1,000 per tax-
payer? Consider a $20 million difference at $10,000
per taxpayer. What would the city do? Would we
float bonds and mortgage ourselves, or would we
bite the bullet and pay off with a one-time assess-
ment? I certainly don't know.
My concern is if there is anyone in city government
who really does know.
Alfred J. Burkly, Anna Maria
Thanks from Mike
I would like to thank my family and friends for all
the support and well wishes I have received since my
recent hospitalization. The support meant a lot to me
over this difficult time. I am doing well and on the road
Michael Hauptt, Anna Maria
Kudos to cops
In July 1998 our home in I-olmes Beach was bro-
ken into and our automobile stolen. At the time of this
invasion we were in New Hampshire, 1,500 miles
The H1olmes Beaich Police I)Deparl meni did an awe-
some job in solving this break-in (which was rela:lwd to
a bank robbery on the Island) and securing the return
of our vehicle.
We would like to publicly thank Chief Jay Romine.
Lt: Dale Stephenson. Det. Sgt. Nancy Rogers and other
personnel who worked in solving this break-in and auto
theft. The Holmes Beach Police Department was very
cooperative and professional. This exemplifies the
quality of life and the spirit of Holmes Beach.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph E. Shackett, Bristol NH and
Holmes Beach Fla.
Editor's note: John Robert Hardy, 27. was charged
with robbing First National Bank of Manatee's Holmes
Beach branch, 5324 Marina Drive, on July 25. Hardy
was later apprehended near Ft. Myers in possession of
Shackett's 1983 Jeep Wagoneer.
According to Romine, about a week after the rob-
bery occurred, Shackett called a neighbor who keeps an
eye on his home on 47th Street. The neighbor told
Shackett someone was staying in his home and driving
Shackett called police, who responded to the home
and found the Jeep missing, the home open and obvi-
ous signs that someone was staying there, Romine ex-
plained. When the officer found beard stubble in the
toilet, he felt it might be more than a routine break-in.
Rogers was called to investigate and found the pil-
lowcase and note used in the bank robbery. The depart-
ment set up surveillance for two days but Hardy never
returned. iogers then processed the scene, found
clothes described as being worn by the bank robber and
issued a BOLO (be on the lookout) for the Jeep.
A few days later an officer patrolling along 1-75
near Ft. Myers stopped to help Hardy, whose Jeep had
a flat tire. Hardy refused help, but after leaving the
scene the officer ran a check on the Jeep's tag returned
to arrest Hardy.
When Hardy was put in a photo lineup, he was
identified as the man who robbed the bank, Romine
said. Police found multiple warrants on Hardy and he
was also charged with grand theft and burglary in the
I lohmes Beach police traveled to 1l1. Myers to claim
Shackett's Jeep and ring it back to the Island.
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THOSE WERE THE BAYS
Part 16, The Life and Loves of Hernando De Soto
by June Alder
On the eve of De Soto's invasion of Florida a French privateer bombards the
port of Havana. France was then Spain's principal rival in the New World.
It was smooth sailing for the De
Soto expedition of 1538 until Cuba
came into view. Then it was one prob-
lem after another.
Arriving at Santiago on June 9, the
day of Pentecost, De Soto's flagship the
"San Crist6bal" led the way into the har-
bor. But suddenly the ship's pilot spot-
ted a man on horseback galloping along
the beach. He was calling out, "Veer to
port! Veer to port!"
The pilot hesi-
tated, surprised at such De Soto'
instructions. Then the
horseman together hit the re
with other onlookers thud. The
on the beach began to
dash about, shouting: aboard-
"To starboard, to star- De Soto a
board. Beware the l
reefs!" lades of
Before the vessel party -
could come about it hit
a reef with a thud. The
women aboard Isabel De Soto and
the ladies of her party shrieked. The
priests started praying loudly. And the
crewmen scrambled to lower the boats.
But when it was found the damage
was only minor the fleet proceeded
safely to the city wharf where the em-
barrassed city officials apologized to
their new governor, presenting him with
a splendidly fitted out roan horse. His
ship had been mistaken for a pirate ship,
they explained, and the frightened citi-
zens were trying to sink it.
The fact was, hardly 10 days before
there had been a clash between a Span-
ish merchantman and a French privateer
in full sight of the townspeople.
The damage to Santiago wasn't
serious, but the same French ship had
sailed on to inflict much destruction
on Havana even sacking the church
and desecrating its revered holy stat-
ues. On top of the French mischief,
there had been an uprising by Indian
and black workers in Cuba's gold
mines. They had rioted and threatened
De Soto's response to these events
was to send his chief construction man
to Havana to begin putting up a fort
there, as Hernando had promised to do
in his compact with King Charles. (The
fortress remained unfinished for years.)
As was the custom, the Santiagans
feted their distinguished visitors with
tournaments, spectacles and elaborate
dinners. No one had more fun than
Isabel's 17-year-old cousin Leonor,
daughter of the governor of the island
of Gomera which was the expedition's
first stop. Isabel had insisted on bring-
ing the girl along de-
spite Hernando's mis-
Toward the end of
With a August Hernando
women marched off with his
troops on an inspection
Isabel tour of the countryside
id the after putting his wife
and her friends aboard
eT the fleet sailing to Ha-
The voyage was a
rough one. Isabel's ship
got separated from the rest of fleet in a vi-
cious storm and a month elapsed before
she arrived in Havana where her worried
husband was awaiting her. It wasn't a
joyous reunion for either of them.
Isabel was in a terrible state of agi-
tation. It wasn't just the strain of the
voyage that affected her. Tearfully she
told Hernando her story.
On the way Leonor became ill.
Isabel suspected it wasn't just sea sick-
ness. She questioned the young
woman, who broke down and con-
fessed she had had a love affair. She
was pregnant. Her lover Isabel
dreaded telling Hernando was his
best friend and trusted second-in-com-
mand, none other than Lieutenant Gen-
eral Nuflo de Tovar, a bachelor more
than twice Leonor's age.
You can imagine the emotional
scene that took place between husband
and wife. Isabel was sick with the
blame she fell: she deserved. Hernando
was so furious he immediately called
Nufo de Tovar on the carpet, cashiered
him and ordered him to marry Leonor
the next day.
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I PAGE 8 0 JANUARY 27, 1999 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Candidates invest in Anna Maria election
By Susan K. Kesselring
Anna Maria's four candidates competing for two
seats on the commission are busy getting the most
votes for their money.
With less than two weeks remaining until election
day, candidates have submitted the first of three campaign
treasurer reports to City Clerk Peg Nelson. The reports
summarize contributions and expenditures to Jan. 22.
The biggest spender is incumbent Commissioner
Doug Wolfe, having collected $1,150 in contributions
and spending $850.01.
Wolfe spent $568.80 on political advertisements in
The Islander Bystander. Political mailings and postage
stamps cost him $270.82.
First-time candidate Ellen Trudelle received $430
in monetary contributions and $178.08 worth of in-
kind contributions. She spent $99.07 to make political
T-shirts and $147 on supplies for political signs.
Jason Cimino, also a first-time runner, has col-
lected $330 in contributions and has spent $264.58 thus
far. $187.25 of his contributions were spent on refrig-
erator magnets and the remaining $77.33 was spent on
supplies to make political signs.
The most frugal of the candidates is incumbent
Commissioner George McKay. Contributions thus far
total $100 with $48 paid to the City of Anna Maria for
a candidate filing fee.
The election is on Tuesday, Feb. 9. Voters must
have registered by Jan. 11 in order to vote. The Islander
Bystander will host a candidates forum at 7 p.m. Thurs-
day, Jan. 28, at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf
Drive, Anna Maria.
Storm reinforces need for stormwater plan
By Pat Copeland
A recent freak storm that sent water rushing
through the city's police department, pushed boats onto
Gulf Drive and inundated cars and homes helped rein-
force the conclusions of the Holmes Beach Canal Com-
In their final report, commissioners concluded that
stormwater management is one of the Island's most
pressing problems, the issue should be viewed Island-
wide and the three cities should join together to find
The conclusions came after an 18-month process
of gathering information, doing research and meeting
with experts in related fields. Originally charged with
studying the feasibility of dredging the city's canals,
commissioners said their focus slowly changed during
"Our canal commission members visited three
west coast Florida cities that have extensive canals:
Longboat Key, North Port and Cape Coral. Our visit to
Cape Coral proved to be vital a turning point in
that we were able to see in most practical terms how
canal maintenance is part -and parcel of a larger
stormwater management program," the report states.
In addition to background, the commission's report
includes findings, conclusions and recommendations:
The city owns 25 of the canals within its bound-
aries, but the ownership of six others is in question.
There are serious siltation problems in the city's
canals and the canals have not been dredged since their
construction in the 1960s and 1970s.
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Approximately 90 percent of the city's
stormwater drains into the canal system.
Over the years stonnwater runoff has caused shoal-
ing at the entrances and ends of the canals and in areas
where stormwater drainage pipes empty into canals.
Many city-owned seawalls and caps are in need
of repair or replacement.
Currently the city does not have the financial re-
sources to address these problems.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency
requires the city to have a stormwater master plan but
it does not have one.
The commission also included information from
the Southwest Florida Water Management District's
1996 stormwater report on the city:
Over-development has resulted in the restriction,
alteration or elimination of historical drainage paths
and surface-water storage areas and has created man-
made, low-lying areas. This has resulted in greater
stormwater flow that is directed toward impervious
area such as roads and parking lots.
Much of the development was done with no con-
sistent evaluation of flooding, water quality,
stormwater drainage and stormwater maintenance.
The city has instituted limited stormwater infra-
structure improvements, which has increased the po-
tential for stormwater to collect in numerous areas.
The canal commission stressed that dredging of the
canals should be seen as part of the large picture of
stormwater management. They recommended that
when the city commission is ready to tackle the issue
of dredging, it should hire consultants to prepare and
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They further recommended that the city commis-
sion expand the focus of the canal commission to in-
clude stormwater management, expand its member-
ship, rename it the Stormwater Task Force and begin
developing a stormwater master plan.
Canal commissioners said they will ask the other
two Island cites to join the task force and work on Is-
Holmes Beach commissioners last week
approved alternates to the city's code enforce-
ment and adjustment boards.
Harold VanWinkle, of 514 72nd St., will be
the alternate to the code enforcement board.
VanWinkle served as an administrator in U.S.
Post Office operations for 25 years and as an
inspector for the North Jersey Conservation Pro-
gram for five years.
Beverly Moore, of 241 S. Harbor Drive, will
be an alternate for the board of adjustment. She
has a master's degree in health services and is
licensed in nursing, social work and real estate
sales. She has served as a member of the com-
munity corrections board and as a community
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Holmes Beach roof solution still up in air
By Pat Copeland
Now that Holmes Beach city commissioners have
a new roof over their heads, they want one more thing
from the contractor for the roof panels to match.
On Monday, commissioners agreed to ask that con-
tractor Jon Swift Inc. paint the roof to match the green
lights installed in the parking lot on Friday, Jan. 22,
plus enough money to have the roof painted several
times in the future. In addition, they want the primer
and paint to be approved by the roof's manufacturer.
After the roof was installed several months ago, it
became apparent that the panels were different shades.
Architect Pat Fletcher, who has been working with
Swift to come up with a solution, said 40 percent of the
panels are affected..
"I would prefer that the building look right,"
Last week commissioners discussed three options
offered by Swift:
Replace the panels that don't match.
Paint the existing roof and provide the city with
a five-year warranty on the paint. The original 20-year
warranty on the roof would remain in effect.
Give the city a $10,000 credit to accept the roof
"I wouldn't paint it because then it becomes a
maintenance item," Fletcher advised, adding, "I don't
think the cash is enough. I would want twice what
they're offering. If you decide on replacement of the
panels, make them bring a sample. Before they tear this
one off, I would want to see that it matches."
"If we pull up the roof, will it ruin the integrity?"
Commissioner Sandy Haas-Martens asked.
Fletcher said it would not.
"I just hate to mess with this roof and replace pan-
els, because there's the potential of it leaking," Mayor
Carol Whitmore said. "I always thought it was going
to be a green roof, and we've had complaints about the
stark, white color of the building. Maybe a color on the
roof would soften it up."
Commissioner Pat Geyer said she favors taking a
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Commissioner Luke Courtney said the credit offer
is unacceptable and he doesn't want the roof painted.
"We paid a lot of money for this building and I
want it to look proper," he noted. "I want them to re-
place the bad panels."
Two residents spoke at the meeting in favor of
having the panels replaced.
"They want to show you samples but it's not up to
you to pick out the color," resident Richard Palmer
noted. "It's up to them to match it. They have to satisfy
you. It's their responsibility to make it right."
Commissioners need a guarantee that the contrac-
tor will make the entire roof match, Commissioner
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Roger Lutz said: The others agreed.
However, all that changed Monday when Fletcher
said he'd changed his mind due to new information,
including a suggestion by Whitmore to seek a paint job
plus money from the contractor.
Fletcher said, "I talked with Joe [Public Works
Supervisor Joe Duennes] and he thinks we shouldn't
interrupt the integrity of the roof by replacing panels.
When I looked at the new lights, I thought a color
would be nice. I think we ought to consider painting it."
He said paint would prolong the life of the roof by
protecting it from salt air.
Lutz asked if the painting could be delayed for a
few years. Fletcher said it could, and noted that the
paint would stick better after the roof has weathered.
The past in the present
Visitors to the new Holmes Beach City Hall can enjoy a display of thle city's history provided by the Anna
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til the pi6ce de resistance runs out. That pi6ce is local
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Professional dancer and teacher Robin Rhodes in-
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rhythm of the rumba in a two-session workshop from
7 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1 and Feb. 8, at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Singles and couples are welcome. The fee will be
$7 per person per class for Community Center mem-
bers or $8 for non-members. For more information, call
the Center at 778-1908.
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Instruction in writing clearer, more entertaining
letters, E-mails or insightful tomes will be offered in a
four-week workshop by author Diana Milesko from 10
to 11 a.m. Friday starting Feb. 5 and running through
Feb. 26 at the Anna Maria Island Community Center,
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
A former high school and college teacher, Milesko
has written books and articles on humor, education, the
outdoors and government. She will assign exercises to
help with structure, creativity and control. Students
should bring a pencil, paper and a willingness to share
excerpts with classmates.
The four-week class will cost $16 for Community
Center members or $20 for non-members. For more
information, call the Center at 778-1908.
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce has
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Monday, Feb. 1, and continuing every Monday
through February. All classes will be at the Holiday
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"Lifelong Financial Security" for retirees will
be from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and "Financial
Strategies for Successful Retirement" will be from
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Instructors will be Ruth Mazin, John Raleigh Jr.
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Registration may be completed and information
obtained at 387-9519.
Tax preparation help
The 1999 Tax-Aide program will be launched
Tuesday, Feb. 2, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
The free taxpayer assistance program will continue
there every Tuesday at the same time until April 15,
federal income tax deadline day, said Lefty Price, co-
ordinator. It is sponsored by the American Association
of Retired Persons.
Price said that based on previous years' experience,
AARP expects 4,000 Manatee taxpayers to use the ser-
vice. Membership in AARP is not required for the ser-
vice, nor is there any age limit.
He said a taxpayer should bring to Tax-Aide a copy
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Center seeks help at
Bridge Street Fest
Scott Dell, development director at the Anna.Maria
Island Community Center, is looking for teenagers,
adults or seniors to volunteer for soda concession sales
at the Bridge Street Arts Festival in Bradenton Beach
Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 6 and 7. Help is needed
between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
All proceeds from the 1999 festival will benefit the
Center's youth summer-camp scholarship fund. More
than 125 children ages 5 through 12 participated in
camp last summer, Dell reports.
"Because we never want to turn a child away," Dell
says, "this scholarship fund has a tremendous impact
for many Island families in need of financial help to
provide their children with quality opportunities dur-
ing the summer.
"We are very grateful to the Arts Festival committee
for its support of the Center and our Island children."
Anyone interested in helping out either or both
days of the festival may contact Dell at the Center, 778-
Saturday at Roser
The Men's Club of Roser Memorial Community
Church is sponsoring a pancake breakfast Saturday,
Jan. 30, from 8 a.m. until noon at the church, 519 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria City. Price of the gourmand event is
$3 per breakfaster. Details are available at 778-0414.
Writers will hear
The Gulf Coast Writers group will hear writer-trav-
eler Joie Hossock at a meeting at 10:15 a.m. Monday,
Feb. 1, at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
Hossock's latest book is "Everyone's Dream,
Everyone's Nightmare." She will tell of self-publishing
and promotion. Information is available at 761-9036.
Stained glass class
The Anna Maria Island Art League will begin an
intermediate stained-glass class on Wednesday, Feb. 3,
to be taught by Sandy French and run for six consecu-
tive Wednesdays. The class will be at the league quar-
ters, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, from 10 a.m.
till noon. Fee is $60. Details are available at 778-2099.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JANUARY 27, 1999 0 PAGE 11 Ijl
Tai Chi class starts Feb. 4
Classes in Tai Chi Chuan, the centuries-old Chi-
nese therapeutic and preventive martial-arts discipline,
will be offered from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday starting
Feb. 4 at the Anna Maria Island Community Center,
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Jerry Royer of Lee's
White Leopard Kung Fu School of Bradenton will di-
rect participants in the Wu style.
Emphasizing relaxation and calm rather than inner
strength, the practice can be learned by anyone regard-
less of age or physical condition. Among the mental
and physical benefits of the slow, rhythmic routine are
improved circulation, balance, digestion, vitality and
sleep patterns. Participants should wear loose, comfort-
The class fee will be $44 for eight weeks or $5.50
per class for Center members, and $60 for the full
session or $7.50 per class for non-members. Annual
memberships cost $15 for seniors or $20 for those 18-
54 years old. For more information, call the Center at
Are you a grandparent who is raising children
again or still raising children?
There are many others like you, feeling the awe-
some responsibility of parenting at a time when the joy
of grandparenting was anticipated.
The Family Foundations Resource Program at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center offers grandpar-
ents raising children an opportunity to get together.
share stories, brush up on parenting skills and help turn
this unique time into one of fulfillment and privilege.
The group meets from 1 to 2 p.m. every Wednes-
day at the Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
There is no fee. For more information, call the Center,
The Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island will
have an international covered-dish luncheon and arts
and crafts festival starting at noon Wednesday, Feb. 3,
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City.
Members are to bring a covered dish to share and
luncheon service for themselves and guests. Hostesses
are Mary Bear, Ann Droukis, Katy Dunn, Jan Dawson,
Wendy Hendrix, Jeanne McGrath and Lois Schipper.
For the arts and crafts show, participants must reg-
ister their items at the Center between 8:30 and 10:30
a.m. They will be judged during the morning of the
juried show, said Irene Murphy, arts chair.
The first-prize winners will be entered in the Gen-
eral Federation of Women's Clubs District 14 arts and
crafts festival Feb. 24 at the St. Petersburg Woman's
Golf 'ace' aces one
Michael Riordan of Anna Maria shot a hole-in-one
Jan. 9 at the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach. Riordan
aced the sixth hole at the club. He made his 125-yard shot
using a Pinnacle ball, hitting with a six-iron.
The ace was witnessed by Dick Grimme and Tom
Tour of exclusive
"Le Tour des Isles," 12th annual tour of ex-
clusive homes on Longboat Key, Lido Beach and
surrounding areas, will be Saturday, Jan. 30, from
10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Five elegant homes will be spotlighted, said
Pat Schlesinger, in charge of the tour. Tickets are
$20 in advance, $25 on the tour. Proceeds are to
benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Details are
available at 383-1515 and 388-1741.
Spaces being rented for
The Anna Maria Island Privateers are renting
spaces now for its Thieves Market scheduled for Sat-
urday, Feb. 13, at Manatee West Shopping Center,
7423 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.
The spaces rent for $15 per 10 by 20 foot spot, or $25
for a double, said Privateers' President Rick Maddox. Of
the 86 spaces, a few are on-site vehicle lots.
Proceeds help the nonprofit Privateers support its
youth programs for the Island, Cortez and West
Bradenton, Information is available at 794-6972.
Mote schedules four
Four presentations in the Monday Night at Mote
series are scheduled in February, ranging from ocean
health to Robin Williams to sharks.
Aquarium doors will open at 6 p.m. and the presen-
tations will start at 7 in the Martin-Selby Education Cen-
ter at Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson
Parkway on City Island, at the south end of the New Pass
Bridge. Admission is free to Mote members and one
guest, $5 for non-members. The February series:
Feb. 1, Dr. Anthony Knapp, director of the Ber-
muda Biological Station for Research, "Ocean Climate
Feb. 8, Peggy Williams, president, Sarasota Shell
Club, "The Shells of Southwest Florida."
Feb. 15, Public Broadcasting video in the wild,
"Dolphins with Robin Williams."
Feb. 22, Dr. Timothy Tricas, professor and shark
biologist at the Florida Institute of Technology, "Shark
Meets Man: Myths, Markets and Medicine."
Aromacologist Gloria M. De Voss will teach a
course in aromatherapy, along with raindrop therapy
and vitaflex, at 6:30 p.m. on six Tuesdays beginning
Feb. 2 at Manatee Community College, 5840 26th St.
W., Bradenton. Information is available at 755-1511.
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Sitting pretty in their new chairs in the new cham-
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donate their old chairs to the City of Anna Maria.
The old chairs were purchased in 1989 at a cost of
$153 each. In a memo to commissioners, City Treasurer
Rick Ashley said they have little or no value at this time.
The chairs were put to use in the Anna Maria com-
mission chambers Wednesday, Jan. 20.
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Islander searches for Kafka friend
By Jim Hanson
Kathi Diamant has headed west from Anna Maria
Island, bound for a new career and fulfillment both of
a long personal and professional search, and for the life
of a maybe-relative.
Diamant has devoted much of the past 15 years to
research into another Diamant, Dora by name, who was
the mistress of Franz Kafka, the Czech who wrote an-
guished and strangely believable fantasies in the 1920s.
Curious about a possible family relationship with
Dora, Kathi has researched in the U.S., England, much
of Europe and Israel and has become fascinated with
But any relationship became eclipsed'in signifi-
cance by the question: What happened to Dora?
Her curiosity and yearning to write come naturally.
She is granddaughter of Wyatt Blassingame, longtime
In a story titled, "Anna Maria, I Love You," Wyatt
wrote, "Everyone knew I wrote for a living, but no one
paid the slightest attention to what I wrote. With the ex-
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were related. After a successful television-radio-news-
paper-movie-stage career in California, Kathi took up
Dora full time.
Dora was Kafka's last mistress and she held him as
he died in 1924, said Diamant. Kathi started looking,
and she found more questions than answers.
Did Dora survive the Holocaust in pre-World War
"She was Jewish and she was outspoken," Kathi
said. "The Gestapo raided her house in Berlin in 1933
and confiscated all the papers, looking for anti-Nazi
propaganda, They got all of Kafka's manuscripts, dia-
ries, 35 letters to her, everything. And she vanished."
But she survived, Kathi found, married a German-
Jewish economist named Lask, ultimately died of a
kidney ailment in 1952 in London and lies in an un-
marked grave there.
Still seeking a connection, Kathi went to Israel
where Hebrew University has a Diamant collection, but
she was denied access so she still doesn't know if
they're related. She will do more research on Dora's
birthplace in Poland in the spring, not that she doesn't
have plenty to do otherwise.
She is "rewriting Dora back into history," develop-
ing a'multi-media theatrical lecture which she will per-
form first at San Diego State University where she is
adjunct professor. In this production she will lecture
while incorporating music, video and two actors play-
ing Kafka and Dora. She plans to take it on the road,
eventually to Israel and Holland. Byron La Due,
Kathi's actor-author husband, is helpful in this as in
everything, she said.
She will have to rewrite her novel and her play and
screenplay, all based on Dora's life. The happy prob-
lem is, she wrote them based on what she knew then,
and now she knows much more.
For example, now she can put a happy ending on
them all. On Aug. 15, anniversary of Dora's death, she
will bring all of Dora's living family together to install
a headstone at her grave.
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HISTORY, FROM PAGE 13
Division of the fair. The division was sponsored by The
Bonner Presswood, Islander Bystander publisher,
moderated a discussion with students regarding their re-
search. Projects included photo displays, timelines, histori-
cal maps and reports.
"I went to the Island library and they had a book
called Anna Maria Days Past," Beaver said. "It had lots
of interesting photos and quotes. Then I went to the Eaton
Room in the main [Bradenton] library where they have
tons of information and a photo file where you can have
Chiles said she and Harles, working as a team, did a
lot of research at the Anna Maria Island Museum and in-
terviewed Betty Lou Blackburn Huth, whose family came
to the area in the 1860s.
"I was born and raised here and the Island is a won-
derful place to live," Huth told the audience. "I've seen a
lot of changes. We used to go everywhere on our horses
and everybody knew everybody."
Hollywood and Haller, also working on their report
as a team, said they also did a lot of research at the mu-
seum and they interviewed Islander Elizabeth Moss.
Moss described Island life for the students as it was
50 years ago.
"There was no garbage collection, sewer or water
systems," Moss told the audience. "There were no TVs,
no paved roads, no doctors or dentists, no Holmes Beach
and no drug store. We did have a rickety bridge in 19122
and lots and lots of mosquitoes."
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The bridges currently open on the hour and 20
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in the local schools.
"The history fair is absolutely fantastic," Trevethan
said. "This year more than 1,000 students participated and
over 700 papers, exhibits, video presentations and projects
Students must follow specific rules in preparing their
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She was born Christmas Day 1915 in Yankton,
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She was a homemaker and seamstress.
Surviving are daughters Mary Lenore Andrew of
Lakeland and Susan Conner of Tampa; sons William
and Thomas, both of Tampa; 11 grandchildren; and 11
Linda Ann Taylor
Linda Ann Taylor, 51, an honorary Islander of long
standing, died Dec. 18 in San Antonio, Texas.
A memorial service was Dec. 20 at the Gift Chapel
at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and other memorials were
planned at Mount Tabor Lutheran Church in Little
Mountain, S.C., and the post chapel at White Sands
Missile Range in New Mexico.
She was the daughter-in-law of Don Taylor and the
late Ruth Taylor, who for many years was nurse to long-
time Anna Maria Island physician Dr. John H. Deam.
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Farewell Mr. Kronus You'll be missed
By Susan K. Kesselring
Often times, it's the people around us who reveal
the most about ourselves.
Indeed, this is the case with respect to Jim Kronus,
who is retiring Wednesday, Jan. 27, after serving 25 years
as the principal of Anna Maria Elementary School.
Kronus's character is revealed through the candid
comments and reflections of the people he has worked
with throughout the years and the students who have
stayed in touch.
Coach Gene Burr said of Kronus, "I've never had
an argument with him in the 23 years we worked to-
gether. I've never had a need he didn't take care of and
whatever I asked for, he helped make a reality. He takes
good care of us. I'll miss talking sports with him. He's
lost a lot of bets, but he's won a few, too."
Kronus also won over a few hearts throughout the
years, and that may have something to do with his
school spirit. Senior school secretary Marlene Fletcher,
who has worked with Kronus for 22 years, recalled his
Fletcher said, "He loves to participate in activities.
He's taken off in a hot air balloon, climbed the fire lad-
der, handled snakes and danced the hula in a grass skirt."
Fletcher also said he is very fair and caring about
As a supervisor, Kronus always made the grade,
according to Ann Kinnan, a fifth grade teacher who has
worked with Kronus 19 years. She said. "One of his
favorite lines is 'We can disagree without being dis-
Kinnan said, "He's supportive, quick to compli-
ment, and I appreciate that. He would leave you alone
if he knew you were doing a good job. I will miss him."
Lynn McDonough, who teaches second grade and
who has worked with Kronus for 12 years, said he has
helped her profession and career.
"He is open and supportive. I've laughed and cried
with him in his office. I've grown professionally be-
cause of Mr. Kronus. He is very caring and compas-
sionate and he cares about you personally," she said.
Lexa Murphy, a former student who earned many
accolades at the school is now 12 years old and a sixth-
grade student at King Middle School said, "I'm sure
everyone will miss him. I can't imagine Anna Maria
Elementary School without him. I wish him a happy
retirement he deserves it. Even though there are 395
kids at the school, he calls each one by name. When
anyone wins an award, even if the ceremony is all the
way in Orlando, he attends. I will miss him."
Two years ago, Murphy won the "Doers and
Dreamers Award," a Disney-sponsored event. She was
the only winner from Manatee County and Kronus
traveled to Orlando to take part in her accomplishment.
Guidance Counselor Cindi Harrison has worked
with Kronus for two and a half years. She said, "He has
smiles to tears and
back again, all in a
night offarewells at
the school, Jan. 22.
given so much respect to me. I was the new kid on the
block, but he treats me like I've always been here. He
made it easy for me to join the staff."
Names for all
Harrison said, "He knows and remembers more
names than anybody I know."
Kronus said he has stayed in contact with hundreds
of students through the years. "I've tried to remember
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every child's name," he said. He continually amazes
those who stop in to visit years later by remembering
S Kronus was assistant principal and principal at sev-
eral other elementary schools in Manatee County be-
fore settling in as principal at Anna Maria Elementary
in 1974, where ironically he began his first teaching
assignment in 1966.
"I've been fortunate that I reached a latter goal
early in life. I've never ever really wanted to go any-
where else. Different opportunities came along, but I
always made the choice for the school." Kronus said.
When asked what is the best part of being princi-
pal, he said, "The best thing about this school is those
kids. We don't have many rules, we deal with disci-
pline on a day-by-day basis, but the one rule I've al-
ways had is that each child bring me a cupcake on his
or her birthday.
"I've had more cupcakes over the years. The great
thing is that the kids see me in a different light. They
come into my office and I give them a hug and I make
.a big deal about the cupcake."
'Just today, former student Lexa Murphy came in
to give me a cupcake because it was her birthday, even
though she now attends King Middle School." he said.
Fletcher said, "In the 22 years I have worked for him,
he has consumed more cupcakes than anyone I have ever
seen. Every new student quickly learned and became ex-
cited about bringing him a cupcake on their birthday."
"They may not remember what my name is," Kronus
said, "but they'll remember about the cupcake. These are
the positive, pleasant experiences and remembrances of
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The many faces of Principal Jim Kronus, as depicted by the students at Anna Maria Elementary School.
KRONUS, FROM PAGE 15
childhood you want them to have," he said.
Kronus conjured up a memory of childhood that
made a difference in his life.
He recalled that he played the part of a shepherd in
a Christmas production while he was in third grade.
During the play, he fell from the risers. He said it
wasn't a long fall, but he distinctly remembers the
"thump, thump, thump" that accompanied the fall. He
was fearful that his teacher would be angry with; him.
Instead his teacher smiled and winked at him.
And that short fall didn't give Kronus stage fright.
Teacher Ann Kinnan puts on a major production every
year at the school and Kronus has always had some
small part in it. She said she'll miss his cameos.
When asked about other dreams and aspirations he
may have had early on, Kronus said his grandparents
came to the U.S. from Poland. He was born in Bridge-
port, Conn., and grew up among the second generation
of immigrants. "They had aspirations for me," he said.
He said, "I would be the first to graduate college,
a mark of pride for my family. Education was highly
valued by them. At first I was supposed to be a priest.
After I got into a little trouble as an adolescent, they
thought maybe I didn't have the wherewithal to be a
priest. Next, I pursued being a doctor, and from there.
on to the College of Education. I liked it and got the
blessing from my family."
Kronus said one of his most gratifying moments
as principal came when a boy who had some diffi-
culty at school found his niche. He said, "The boy
was not doing well. He was always in the office, so
I found something to keep him busy. I made him our
official school photographer. He loved it, and he
never had any problems after that."
The boy is now pursuing a career in professional
photography. Kronus said.
Kronus has inspired other students as well. Dawn
Burt's first year at the school was in 1979. She recently
graduated from the University of South Florida with an
Burt said, "Throughout my life, the school and Mr.
Kronus have had a positive influence on me. He and the
wonderful teachers under his leadership inspired me to
pursue a career as an educator. Mr. Kronus's caring
nature and love of helping children are important val-
ues that I intend to pass on to my students throughout
my teaching career."
So what will the fearless leader do with his spare
time? Kronus, 57, said he will take retirement slow and
see how it develops. Retiring doesn't mean you stop
working, he said.
Kronus and wife Dalene plan to spend part of the
time at their cabin on a lake in Island Pond, Vt. There
is always something to do there, he said.
It's a place where time is measured not by school
bells, but by the time it takes to catch a fish, or cut
down a tree for firewood or plant a spring garden.
Kronus won't put the school's goals behind him.
Under the leadership of the new principal, Tim Kolbe,
Kronus would like to see his vision of a technological
center come to fruition, not just for the children, but for
the entire community to use. Through the World-of-Work
program, people can learn how to use a computer, or will
be able to get on-line to take classes through a university,
"I would like to see that happen. The train has al-
ready left the station. My vision is that on a Thursday
night the parking lot is crowed with people taking
classes," he said.
Kronus said he'd like to thank everybody for what-
ever they may have done in the past, whether it was to
volunteer at the school, a contribution made to the
school, or whether it was being friendly to the kids.
"They're the best kids in the world," he said.
Kronus said he'll miss the "school by the bay."
"It has been such a part of my life, but more than
that, a part of my soul."
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From principal to pal
By Katharine Wight
Special to the Islander
I was very shy as a child, and the thought of
starting elementary school, quite frankly, terri-
fied me. It was a new place, so different from
my sheltered, quiet home.
Suddenly, I would have to adjust to teach-
ers, rules, homework, other students, and worst
of all, the dreaded principal. My vivid imagina-
tion had been fueled by books about kids my
age, or a little older, who had to face down the
evil, mean, scary principal.
I was five years old and terribly afraid of
confrontation. I didn't know quite how I was
going to cope with this whole school thing.
It's been 12 years since my first day of
school and I remember very little. I can only
vaguely recall the walls of the classroom, the
bus ride and the other kids. I do remember, how-
ever, my kind and sweet kindergarten teacher,
Billie Coles, who took me under her wing.
I also remember "The Voice," which
emerged disembodied from a brown box on the
wall every afternoon. It seems to me now that I
knew it was the principal, but it felt very much
to me that a robot controlled that b6x.
Whenever I tried to conjure up a face, I
could only imagine a weird, scary mechanical
guy. They say children are blessed with vivid
imaginations. I believe that I was actually cursed
The day came when the disembodied
"Voice" from the public-address system called
my name. That stretch of hallway to the
principal's office was terrifying, as my short
legs slowly made the walk. When I reached the
office, there were a few other kids there, as well
as a nice-looking, tall lanky gentleman with a
mustache. When he introduced himself, I real-
ized that he was the "Voice" and therefore, he
was also (gasp) "The Principal."
The admirers were many, in the hundreds, for the farewell reception and
program honoring Principal'Jim Kronus at Anna Maria Elementary
School on Jan. 22. Kronus's son Jimmy is behind him, to the right.
Islander Photo: Susan K. Kesselring
I gulped and prepared for the worst.
Maybe my spelling wasn't up to par, or per-
haps I had a behavioral problem. In my mind
I prepared for the worst expulsion, per-
Imagine my surprise when it turned out I
was there to receive a great honor Student
of the Week.
I riffled through my package of Student-
of-the-Week treasures. Bumper sticker, but-
ton, gift certificates for ice cream. Wow!
This was really great.
I looked up at the man who was becoming
less "The Principal" and more the PrinciPAL at
every moment. He smiled at me and the twinkle
in his eye reassured me that he was no more a
robot or a mean, scary person than I was. From
that moment, I knew we would be friends.
Principal Kronus always looked out for
his kids. Whenever we needed anything, we
could talk to him and he genuinely seemed to
care. At our fifth-grade graduation, he
handed out our Certificates of Completion
and hugged us all.
I realize that there are always horror sto-
ries about people as a group. Lawyers, doc-
tors and blondes are joked about frequently
these days. But the general story doesn't de-
fine the person.
Mr. Kronus was, and is, a sweet caring
man, still genuinely interested in the welfare
of his kids, both past and present students.
This new crop of kids coming in may
have heard evil principal stories, too. I.pray
that they receive the benefit of a wonderful,
compassionate principal like Mr. Kronus,
and I feel sorry for them because there can
never be another as wonderful and compas-
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Hundreds say goodbye to 'Mr. Kronus'
By Susan K. Kesselring
Even the moon, fittingly, was smiling widely on
the horizon Friday night as several hundred people
-came to pay tribute to Principal Jim Kronus at a re-
tirement party given in his honor Friday, Jan. 22.
An impressive affair it was at Anna Maria El-
ementary School, the size of the crowd indicative of
Kronus' success as principal the past 25 years. There
were adults in attendance who had him as a teacher
at the school in 1966 and many who attended the
reception were students during his reign as principal
from 1974 to this year.
Colleagues, staff, current and recent students,
and others in the community waited in line to show
their appreciation with hugs and handshakes too
numerous to count:
All details were accounted for. The food that
Kronus never got an opportunity to sample for all the
personal attention to the attendees, was donated by
many of the Island's top restaurants. The cafeteria
was transformed, illuminated by tiny rows of white
lights draped around round tables with towering ped-
estals, all decorated with red, white and blue ban-
Often overheard by those returning from years
past were compliments for the food and "The cafete-
ria never smelled so good."
Outside in the courtyard, the Manatee High Jazz
Ensemble was belting out tunes, some of its mem-
bers previous students at the school.
Former Manatee County School Board member Marjorie Kinnan took a moment at the farewell program to
congratulate Jim Kronus on his retirement.
In the auditorium, giant-sized Superman and
Spiderman cutouts adorned the stage with Kronus'
face replacing the faces of the super heroes.
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A participant in his own farewell program, Jim Kronus was known throughout his 25-year tenure as principal
at the Island school for being a good sport and a good actor.
The program began with an audio recording of
great events in history, including the late-President
John F. Kennedy's speech, "Ask not what you can
do for your country ..." and Martin Luther King's,
"I have a dream ...." These were followed by the re-
cording from man's first exploration of space, "The
eagle has landed."
"Mourning announcements" a parody of the
school's video announcement program was pre-
sented by Manatee County School Board Member
Harry Kinnan and Director of School Management
Dr. Tom Walker.
Kinnan said, "Thank you for what you've done for the
children in Anna Maria Island and Manatee County."
Lynn Edwards, assistant superintendent of
schools, jokingly said, "Your request for retirement
Edwards read a letter from Superintendent Gene
Denisar, who could not attend. In the letter he said.
"Thank you for your service and many accomplish-
ments and loyalty to the community."
Walker said. "There will always be some of Jim
Kronus at Anna Maria Elementary School."
A video tape including old footage featuring
Kronus as the fun-loving principal at the school was
dubbed with music and projected from a screen.
Instead of a gold Rolex, Kronus was presented
with a portrait painted by a former student and a golf
set from his staff.
Kelsey Taylor, presently in third-grade at the
school, read a poem she wrote entitled "Remember
Us." The touching stanzas produced tears from
Kronus and the audience when she concluded with,
"Remember us, the hundreds of students you have
touched in your own special way. Because we will
never forget you."
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By Kelsey Taylor
Third-grade student at
Anna Maria Elementary
When you're sleeping in til 11 a.m. on Monday
When you're choosing a nine iron instead of
choosing a necktie
When you're skiing down the slopes of Vermont
instead of checking lesson plans
When you're floating in the pool as our air con-
ditioning breaks down again
When you're watching the Bucs game instead of
going to a committee meeting
When you're playing with your grandkids in-
stead of explaining t6 a third-grader why it's
wrong to throw a book at a classmate
And when you read about all our accomplish-
ments and realize it was your encouragement
that got us there
Remember us, the hundreds of students you
have touched in your own special way. Because
we will never forget you!
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Candish and Robbie Ames, left to right, received "Perfect
Attendance" certificates from Principal Kronus, circa ldte-
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school bus and began their school day.
Your daily visits to classrooms, personal concern with any of their problems, personal
or educational, and how very "special" you made them feel when they were allowed to wait
in "Mr. Kronus's" office if ill and waiting for my pickup. Oh! We cannot forget the excite-
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Upon her learning of your retirement, I believe Dina described the genuine love shared
by all your students when she said, "When I first started Anna Maria Elementary, there was
another principal, and then, there was Mr. Kronus. There was ALWAYS Mr. Kronus.
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Jan. 12, burglary, 100 block of Oak. The vic-
tim reported an unknown person pried open the door
to a storage room and removed two saws valued at
$600, a ratchet set valued at $200, a tackle box val-
ued at $50, a battery charger valued at $50, two drills
valued at $100, drill bits valued at $300 and hand
tools valued at $200.
Jan. 15, possession of alcohol by a person un-
der 21, 500 block of Spring. The deputy said he ob-
served the subject with a quart of beer in his hand
and placed him in custody.
Jan. 15, vandalism, 500 block of Spring. An
unknown person damaged an apartment, said the
Jan. 18, DWLS with knowledge, attached tag
not assigned, 400 block of Magnolia. The deputy ob-
served the subject driving with his bright lights on
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Winners in the Jan. 23 games were
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and flashed at him. When the subject did not re-
spond, the deputy stopped him. The deputy said the
subject got out of the vehicle and said his driver's
license was suspended and the tag was not assigned
to the vehicle. He was placed in custody.
Jan. 19, burglary to a vehicle, 9908 Gulf Drive,
post office parking lot. The victim reported an un-
known person removed a pair of glasses valued at
$450 and a ring valued at $1,500 from her purse.
Jan. 21, domestic disturbance, 307 Pine Ave.,
307 Pine General Store. The victim reported she got
into an argument with the subject and the subject
agreed to leave for the night.
Jan. 21, domestic disturbance, 307 Pine Ave.,
307 Pine General Store. The victim reported the sus-
pect struck her several times in the face and the back
of the head. The deputy noted that the victim's face
was red and swollen and a hunk of hair was missing
from her head. The deputy said the suspect refused
to come out of a small storage room and said the
deputy would have to fight him to get him out. The
deputy pepper-sprayed the suspect and placed him in
custody. EMS responded to decontaminate the sus-
Jan. 16. warrant, trespass warning, Cortez
Beach. The officer observed the subject trespassing
on the erosion-control groin and a check showed the
subject had a warrant from Hardee County. Fla.. for
obtaiinig property by worthless checks. The subject
was placed in custody and issued a trespass warning.
Jan. 17, DWLS with knowledge, obstruction.
400 block of Highland. The subject drove into the
police department parking lot and approached the
officer there to ask for his Illinois driver's license.
He said the license was taken by another officer on
Jan. 15. The officer contacted the other officer, who
said the license was suspended. The officer placed
the subject in custody.
Jan. 18, possession of marijuana, possession of
paraphernalia, 2800 Gulf Drive. The officer was
conducting a traffic stop and said he noticed a strong
odor of marijuana coming from the juvenile subject.
The officer said when he searched the vehicle, he
found a bag of marijuana and a roach clip. The sub-
ject was placed in custody and transported to the
Juvenile Assessment Center.
Jan. 19, possession of marijuana with intent to
sell, Coquina Beach. The officer on patrol observed
Courtney Dion Duval, 18, of Bradenton, in the park
after closing time and approached him. The officer said
Duval appeared nervous and had a strong smell of
marijuana about him. The officer asked Duval to take
his hand out of his pocket for officer safety. When
Duval put his hand back in his pocket, the officer said
he searched Duval and found a bag containing six
smaller bags of marijuana. Duval was placed in cus-
Jan. 19, possession of marijuana, possession of
paraphernalia, 200 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach City
Pier. The officer on foot patrol came in contact with
John James Hatfield. 33, of New Jersey, and said
Hatfield had a strong smell of marijuana about him. He
said when he asked Hatfield to empty his pockets,
Hatfield pulled out a pipe which was still warm to the
touch. He said when he escorted Hatfield to his vehicle
to secure it, he observed a bag of marijuana beside the
gear shift. Hatfield was placed in custody.
Jan. 20. resisting without violence, 300 block
of Gulf Drive North. The officer observed the sub-
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way. He said when he approached the subject, the
subject smelled of an alcoholic beverage and ap-
peared confused. He said when he tried to detain the
subject and pat him down, the subject resisted and
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Jan. 21, reckless driving, DWLS, possession of
marijuana, Gulf Drive and Cortez Road. The officer
said he observed Jeffrey G. Whittaker, 28, of
Bradenton, come across Cortez Road at a high rate
of speed and turn south on Gulf Drive, running red
light and nearly striking a tree. He activated his
lights and followed Whittaker. He said Whittaker
turned east onto Bridge Street, went in the wrong
direction through the roundabout and drove across
the cement circle before stopping.
The officer said he approached the vehicle and
observed Whittaker with a can of beer. He did a
driver's license check and found Whittaker's license
was suspended. He was also advised by radio to
seize Whittaker's tag. He placed Whittaker in cus-
tody and said while he was conducting an inventory
of the vehicle, he found a bag of marijuana, a pack
of rolling papers and marijuana cigarettes.
Jan. 22, DUI, 400 block of Gulf Drive North.
The officer observed Paul H. Farrell, 65, of New
Jersey, driving in the wrong direction around the
roundabout and proceeding on Gulf Drive at 15 mph.
The officer stopped Farrell and administered field-
performance tests and said after a few tests, Farrel
refused to continue. Farrell was placed in custody
and issued a citation for the traffic violation.
Jan. 15, found property a bicycle, 7300
block of Gulf Drive.
Jan. 16, drunk, 7100 block of Gulf Drive. The
intoxicated subject had been driving but parked his
vehicle when he saw the officer's vehicle, said the
report. The subject's parents responded to take him
Jan. 16, animal, 500 block of 74th Street. The
complainant rescued a dog from a canal. The dog
was taken to the police department where it was
picked up by its owner.
Jan. 16, suspicious, 3000 block of Avenue E.
The complainant reported the subject was threaten-
ing her. A patrol request was issued.
Jan. 17, warrant, 7300 block of Palm Drive.
The officer observed the subject in his vehicle weav-
ing in the roadway and stopped him. A check
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JANUARY 27, 1999 0 PAGE 23 I[
Neighbors haul dog from
Holmes Beach canal
By Jim Hanson
Mitzi is home and dry and thriving, thanks
to a couple of neighbors in Holmes Beach.
Mitzi is a truly old dog, 17 years, which
would make her 119 if she were even more hu-
man than she thinks she is now. She is much too
senior to be trapped in a canal.
That's where she was, though, for four or
five hours. Her owners, Jim and Trish Mixon,
were away for a weekend when she apparently
fell into the canal at their 77th Street home. Son
Mark Mixon missed her at 7:30 a.m., couldn't
find her, and the police line was busy because of
the Holmes Beach City Hall dedication festivi-
ties that day.
Trish theorized that Mitzi, one eye blind and
the other with cataract, was snooping on the
neighbor's terrier when she fell in.
Bob Byers and Mark Garvey, neighbors on
showed the subject had a warrant from Manatee
County and he was placed in custody.
Jan. 17, found property a box containing
computer equipment, King Fish Boat Ramp.
Jan. 17, battery, 400 block of Clark Drive. The
victim reported she arrived home and found the sus-
pect sleeping on her couch. She said he became up-
set with her and when they went outside to talk, he
pushed her out of a chair, grabbed her by the hair,
banged her head against the cement and left. The
officer responded to the suspect's residence and
placed him in custody.
Jan. 17, suspicious, 400 block of Bay Palms
Drive. The victims reported their vehicles were
egged for the eighth time. The case is under inves-
Jan. I8, harassment, 2700 block of Gulf Drive.
The victim reported the suspect had been harassing
her by phone calls and knocking on her door and
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nearby 74th Street, heard her barking and at
11:30 found her paddling around the canal.
"Mark got her around the neck," said Byers,
"and I boosted her rear with a dip net and we
hauled her ashore."
They dried her off and the sun warmed the
shivers out of her, Byers said, but she couldn't
walk well and was "too weak to chew a hot dog,
I had to smush it up so she could eat it."
The police were "just great" when they ar-
rived, said Byers, and took her to the station, tak-
ing along a dog food CARE package Garvey as-
sembled. The Mixon sons, Mark and Butch,
found her there.
"We owe those men a tremendous thank
you," said Trish Mixon. "That dog is part of our
"She is a chocolate Labrador, but she has
gotten a lot of gray hairs over the years. I bet she
got a few more then."
Jan. 18, code violation, King Fish Boat Ramp.
The officer said the subject was selling wood carv-
ings and when he told the subject it was illegal, the
subject said he knew it was illegal, but that he didn't
realize he was in Holmes Beach. The officer advised
him to cease or face enforcement action.
Jan. 19, suspicious, 3300 block of Sixth Avenue.
The complainant reported he arrived home and found
the door ajar and asked police to check the residence
before he entered. The officer found no signs of forced
entry and nothing was reported missing.
Jan. 19, found property the contents of a wal-
let, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee County Public Beach.
Jan. 20, lost property an automobile tag de-
cal, 5801 Marina Drive.
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crimes, contact Crime Stoppers at 747-COPS. You
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1By Kevin P. Cassidy
IFC loses two players,
The Islander Bystander/O'Hara's adult soccer team
traveled to the Sarasota Football Club to take on its divi-
sion first-place Aliens minus four starters who had re-
ceived suspensions during last week's 2-2'tie match
against Nam Phong.
It left the locals short-handed for the game, so they
signed up Island Football Club veteran Danny Mitchell
and brought back Matt Merrill from the innactive list.
The Islanders also signed new player Spencer Taylor,
who paid immediate dividends playing in the striker po-
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it up the right side to the end line where he hit a hard cross
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Taylor struck again 15 minutes later when he gathered
in a pass from Matt Bowers and hammered the ball past
the Alien goalie. As the Islanders celebrated the score, the
referee called a hand ball on Taylor- to everyone's sur-
The game took a turn for the worst when IFC sweeper
Pete Martinez and Alien striker David Farmer engaged in
a battle for the ball in the IFC defensive third. Martinez
fought his way in front of Farmer before their legs tangled,
resulting in both players falling down. Martinez got up
thinking the call was in his favor and attempted to grab the
ball from former IFC player Neil Fellowes.
Martinez and Fellowes engaged in a scrum for the ball
before the referee stepped in with a red card directed at
Martinez, leaving the Islanders a player short. The disad-
vantage grew minutes later when Lance Bieker got
slapped with his second yellow card of the game, sending
him off and leaving IFC two players short of a full squad
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The Aliens tied the score nine minutes later when they
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pressure from the Aliens, as they scored three second-half
goals to put the game away winning by a 4-1 score.
Man of the match for the Islanders was Matt Bowers,
while Gomez, Taylor and Mitchell played strong games.
The loss leaves the Islanders with a 7-5-2 record heading
into a Jan. 31, Super Bowl Sunday 11 -a.m. kickoff against
SFC's Hustlers at G.T. Bray Park in Bradenton.
Island Football Club youth teams are preparing for the
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SPORTS, FROM PAGE 24
sion III League (5 to 7 year olds), where Hannah Mitchell
scored 12 points in a game last week.
PAL #1 54, Papa John's Pizza 41
Brooks Wood scored 16 points to lead a balanced
scoring attack in PAL's win over Papa Johns Pizza.
Cornelius Gorde scored nine points while Phil Garner and
Carlos Craddock each scored eight points.
Seth Shipman led Pappa Johns with 19 points, includ-
ing four three-pointers. Andy Greathouse added seven
points and P.J, Sutphin chipped in with five points.
The Division II games of the week were hard to
come by this week due to blow-out wins from Bryant's
Recycled Treasures Spurs, who took an easy 38-17 win
over First National Bank of Manatee Kings, and
Florida Yacht Connection Lakers who recorded a 44-
18 win over the Michael Wallen-led Marco Polo Rock-
ets. Air & Energy Heat got into the act with a 17-point
win over Tree of Life Celtics.
The game of the week came down to the Jan. 18
match up between Tree of Life Celtics and Florida
Yacht Connection Lakers, or the Jan. 23 game featur-
ing Bryant's Recycled Treasures Spurs and Beach
House Hawks. Other games included a Jan. 18 battle
between Beach House Hawks and Sign of the Mermaid
Knicks, and the Econo Lodge Hornets, who took on
Sign of the Mermaid Knicks on Jan. 23. Here are my
Division II games of the week.
Beach House Hawks 35,
Bryant's Recycled Treasures Spurs 30
The Hawks held the Spurs to two points in the fourth
quarter to complete its come-back win over the Spurs
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Florida Yacht Connection Lakers 25,
Tree of Life Celtics 21
Joey Mattay scored eight points in the fourth quarter
to lead the Lakers to a come-from-behind victory over the
Celtics. Mattay finished with 19 points for the Lakers, who
also got six points from Anthony Rosas.
Stephen Faillace led the Celtics with 11 points, while
Brian DeBellevue added eight points and Christin Chiles
scored two points in the four-point loss.
Sign of the Mermaid Knicks 25,
Beach House Hawks 18
Matt McDonough scored seven of his game-high 11
points in the second quarter to help the Knicks open up a
13-6 lead on the way to victory over the Hawks. Support-
ing McDonough were Zach Schield, who scored eight
points, while Spencer Carper and Bryan Pocino scored
four and two points respectively.
Sam Lott led the .Hawks with eight points, who also
got six points from Stephen Faasse and a basket apiece
from Andrew Royals and Cory Stewart.
Sign of the Mernaid Knicks 34,
Econo Lodge Hornets 19
The Knicks held the Hornets scoreless for the first
Quarter on the way to an easy win. Zach Schield paced the
Knicks with 14 points and got strong support from team-
mates Matt McDonough, who scored 8 points, and Spen-
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Andrew Prudente led the Hornets with 11 points,
while Eric Distlehurst scored six and Nina Brumley two
to round out the scoring.
Contrary to Division II, Division I games were all
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being six points in a Saturday, Jan. 23, game between
Jessie's Island Store Jazz and Island Real Estate Sonics.
There were two games decided by one point as Handy
Trac Nuggets squeaked past Island Discount Tackle Mar-
lins on Jan. 18 and then again for the Jan. 23 match up
between Wyman Plumbing Pistons and Anna Maria Glass
& Screen Suns.
Other games had Anna Maria Glass & Screen Suns
taking on Island Real Estate Sonics on Jan. 19 and
Coldwell Banker Pacers going up against Handy Trac
Systems Nuggets on Jan. 23 to wrap up Division I action.
Handy Trac Systems Nuggets 34,
Island Discount Tackle Marlins 33
Hunter Green scored 15 points and limited the Mar-
lins shots by controlling the boards in the Nuggets' one-
point win. Michael Pocino contributed to the win with
seven points, while Eric Distlehurst, B.J. Keim and Kyle
Dale rounded out the scoring with five, four and three
Greg Lowman led the Marlins with 15 points, includ-
ing 13 in the final two quarters. The Marlins also got six
points apiece from Kyle Schweitzer and Chad Ensley,
while Aaron Lowman added four points.
Wyman Plumbing Pistons 32,
Anna Maria Glass and Screen Suns 31
Josh Sato scored 13 first-half points as the Pistons
opened up a nine point half-time lead before holding on
for the one-point victory. Sato finished with 18 points for
the Pistons, who also got seven points from Chase Parker
and five points from Taylor Manning.
Missed free throws by the Suns keyed the Piston's
victory as the Suns shot a combined four for 11 from
the charity stripe in the one-point loss. Bobby Cooper
led the way with 16 points while Brandon Roberts
chipped in with seven points.
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Glimmerings for turtles, (maybe) residents
Those of us who work at The Islander Bystander are
newspaper junkies. It's not at all unusual for one of us to
come back from a vacation with a huge stack of assorted
newspapers we've picked up along the way, papers filled
with interesting articles, unusual layouts, different pictures
or just a new approach to an ongoing problem.
We have folks that seem to know that, and some-
times papers from parts of the world that we never have
gotten around to visiting ourselves come our way.
Here's a story from something called the "Gringo Ga-
zette," a Baja, California community newspaper that
Bradenton Beach's Herb Dolan dropped off for us.
The article is headlined "Mama turtle rescued af-
ter taking wrong turn," with a subhead that reads,
"Hey! She's a turtle, not a rocket scientist!" It tells the
story of a female leatherback turtle that came ashore
late last year to lay eggs, then got disoriented and
headed toward a tourist enclave.
Volunteers and folks from the Southern California
Association for the Protection of the Marine Turtle
were able to turn the reptile and head it back toward the
water a familiar story for anyone who knows or fol-
lows the exploits of Suzi Fox and the Anna Maria Is-
land Turtle Watch group.
What makes it kind of different, though, is the fact
that leatherback turtles at least this one are very
large. This turtle was 15 feet long and weighed 1,600
pounds. That's obviously a lot bigger than our 300-
pound loggerheads, and I would guess the "turning"
effort was proportionally bigger as well.
Even when you go bi-coastal, the news can be
the same, eh?
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Speaking of turtles ...
By the way, officials with Florida Power & Light
are using Anna Maria Island as a test site for some new
streetlights to see if the turtle friendliness improves and
if it will prove friendly to Islanders.
FPL's Donald Sayer received the go-ahead from
the Bradenton Beach City Commission last week to
retrofit a few streetlights along Gulf Drive with the
new, amber-tinted lights. The new lights will be in-
stalled in the area around Third Street South, commis-
Sayer said the amber color is virtually invisible to
sea turtles, and was tried on the Atlantic Coast last sum-
mer with great success as far as turtles were concerned
- if you can call not seeing something a success
which, in this case, it is. The amber lights on the Island
are the first trial in this part of the state.
The human issue arises through the fact that the
amber color will change the hue of other colors and
may not appear as bright as traditional lights, Sayer
said. He wants to give residents a look at the new lights
Center basketball schedule
League (14 to 16 years old)
Papa John vs. Anna Maria Oyster Bar at 7 p.m.
Police Athletic League #1 vs. Police Athletic League #2 at 8 p.m.
Papa John vs. Police Athletic League #2 at 10 a.m.
Police Athletic League #1 I s Anna Maria O.L.ter Bar at 11 a.m.
I (11 to 13 years ol
Handy Trac Systems vs. J fe's Island Store at 8 p m
Island Discount Tackle v\Anna Maria Glass at 6 p.m
Handy Trac Systems vs. I land Real Estate at 7 p m
Wyman Plumbing vs. Col well Banker at 8 p.m.
Coldwell Banker vs. Anna Maria Glass at 8 p.m.
Jessie's Island Store vs. Wyman Plumbing at 8 p.m.
Island Discount Tackle vs. Coldwell Banker at 8 p.m.
Division II (8 to 10 years old)
Marco Polo vs. EconoLodge at 6 p.m.
Bryant's Recycled Treasures vs. Air & Energy at 7 p.m.
Tree of Live vs. EconoLodge at 6 p.m.
First National Bank vs. Beach House at 2 p.m.
Tree of Life vs. Marco Polo at 3 p.m.
Sign of the Mermaid vs. Air & Energy at 4 p.m.
Florida Yacht Connection vs. Bryant's Recycled Treasures at 5 p.m.
Marco Polo vs. Sign of the Mermaid at 6 p.m.
First National Bank vs. Florida Yacht Connection at 7 p.m.
EconoLodge vs. Air & Energy at 7 p.m.
Tree of Life vs. Beach House at 6 p.m.
Marco Polo vs. Bryant's Recycled Treasures at 7 p.m.
III (5 to 7 years old)
H.E. Inc. vs. Island Surveying at noon
A. Paradise Realty vs. Bridge Street Pier & Cafe at 1 p.m.
Galati Marine vs. A. Paradise Realty at 6 p.m.
SPORTS, FROM PAGE 25
Anna Maria Glass & Screen Suns 35,
Island Real Estate Sonics 31
Bobby Cooper and Tyler Krauss combined for 24
of the Suns's 35 points to lead them to victory over the
Sonics. Cooper led the Suns with 14 and Krauss scored
10, while the Suns got four points apiece from Will
Langston and Ben Holt.
Mario Torres led the Sonics with 13 points and
Daniel VanAndel added eight.
Coldwell Banker Pacers 36,
Handy Trac Systems Nuggets 31
Alex Miller scored 17 points to lead a contingent
of Millers past the Nuggets. Ben Miller chipped in with
eight points, while Nathan Miller added seven for the
Pacers. Megan Schimandle and Shaun Koerber each
added a basket to the win.
The Nuggets were led by Eugene Distlehurst. who
scored 13 points, and Hunter Green's eight points.
Island Real Estate Sonics 42,
Jessie's Island Store Jazz 36
Mario Torres and Daniel VanAndel scored 19 and
15 points respectively to lead the Sonics past the Jazz.
The Sonics also got nine points from Chris Nelson and
four points from Billy Malfese.
Charlie Saur was a one-man show for the Jazz,
scoring 26 of their points. Ryan Bradley chipped in
with seven points.
That's it for this week. If you have sports news to
report, call me at 756-9800 and leave me a message or
E-mail me at IslandFC@AOL.com.
before swapping all beachfront streetlights on Anna
As you probably know, female turtles head to the
brightest thing they see as.a directional guide once
they've laid their eggs in the sand. For turtles, on a
"normal" beach that shining light would be the Gulf. In
areas where the beach is populated, the light often
comes from houses, condos or streets, causing the
mother turtle to trudge through sand, over seawalls,
across the road, even up a flight of stairs without ever
reaching the comforting waters of the Gulf.
Baby turtles use the Gulf sheen as a directional
beacon too, and when baby turtles meet vehicles on
brightly lit roads or burrow into sea oats, the result is
deadly to the hatchlings.
The Bradenton Beach lights should be installed in
a few weeks. Give city hall a call at 778-1005 and let
them know how you grade the light "test."
And speaking of
the 'Gringo Gazette' ...
Beside turtle similarities, the "Gringo Gazette"
isn't all that different from The Islander Bystander. Oh,
sure, we don't have writers with names like Otis
Leghurts, Shirley U. Jest, Tom Tasteit (restaurant re-
viewer, of course), Bugsy Siegal (crime), D.B. Cooper
(on an airplane hijacking article), Swen Gali, or Al
Batross such as the Gazette does. but the articles and
advertising are similar.
There are articles about police raises, marina own-
ership changes, storm damage. the need for sidewalk
repairs and a lot of stuff you've probably read in our
pages. I like the ads. too maybe we can get one of
the clubs on the Island to have the Latin group "Cin-
namon Skin" play here sometime soon. Or maybe a
real estate agent to advertise Gulffront properties as
"Full Beach Frontal the Full Monty, featuring views
from ..." well, you get the idea.
If you see a great community newspaper in your
travels, grab us a copy and drop it off at The Islander
Bystander. We'll give you a free copy of our newspa-
per in trade.
Oh, and about traveling ...
I spent what seemed like a month in Ocala last
weekend. I'd always heard that Ocala was an unassum-
ing area with tons of money from the horse industry,
sorta like Palm Beach with a Wild West tint to it. I
guess I'd heard wrong, since Ocala seems to have more
recreational vehicle and manufactured housing sale lots
per lineal mile than anywhere I've ever seen.
Did you know there was a big market for "bank
repossessed double-wides?" Now you do, and that
market is in Ocala.
There was one glimmer of good news there, though
you can buy gasoline in Ocala for 85 cents a gallon,
perhaps all the better to leave Ocala.
But before Ocalans start to call and ask for my
head, the rolling hills in the area are beautiful, there is
a wonderful town square in the downtown area and all
the restaurants and shops I went to were bustling with
activity. Business seems good in Ocala, and accolades
By the way, snook season reopens Monday, Feb.
1. The rules have changed for both size and bag lim-
its. Minimum keeper size is now 26 inches, up from the
previous 24. and you can no longer keep any fish big-
ger than 34 inches long.
Also. the bag limit of two snook per day now only
applies to fishers. Charter captains and mates are ex-
cluded, so if for instance you and a buddy are out fish-
ing with a guide, four fish are the maximum you can
Although 33.5 percent of the world's population
lives within 300 feet of sea level, only 16 percent of
that land is habitable to humans, which I guess means
we're really crammed in here.
Scientists have also determined that the closer to
sea level you live, the greater the hazard of flooding or
contracting diseases such as malaria and encephalitis.
Yikes! With the Island's roughly 5-foot elevation, the
risks appear greater than the occasional water damage.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JANUARY 27, 1999 M PAGE 27 IQ
Grouper fishing action
still great offshore
By Capt. Mike Heistand
Despite the rough seas offshore, some hardy fish-
ers are getting out there and report grouper action re-
mains excellent, with gag and even some black grou-
per coming to the hook. In the backwater, reports of
redfish, trout and pompano continue to dominate the
Remember that snook season kicks back in Feb. 1.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair said redfish
action is still strong in Terra Ceia Bay, and he's getting
trout and sheepshead at the Skyway Bridge reef sys-
Capt. Curt Morrison on the Neva-Miss said he's
getting gag and red grouper up to 12 pounds offshore,
plus three-pound mangrove snapper. It was pretty
windy for offshore action last week, Capt. Curt said,
but he was still able to get out a few times.
Capt. Roy Salgado on the Grand Slam said he
took Dick Blumenstock from Ohio out last week and
caught some gag grouper up to 20 pounds, a 17-pound
black grouper and lots of mangrove snapper, triggerfish
and a lone kingfish.
Capt. Rick Gross said his best bets have been
sheepshead, triggerfish and trout.
Capt. Mark Bradow said he's putting his charters
on permit, pompano, trout, drum and flounder.
On my boat Magic we've been getting into redfish,
whiting, permit, pompano, mangrove snapper and a
few nice-sized trout.
Capt. Tom Chaya said he's getting into big
sheepies right now, plus triggerfish and a few redfish
around any of the docks in the bay.
Bill at Island Dikscont Tackle said offshore grou-
per fishing is still excellent right now when you can
get offshore with the trend of high winds and waves. In
the backwater, sheepshead are the best bet.
At Snead Island Crab House, Dave Johnson said
fish are moving up the Manatee River, with good re-
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Cortez High Tides 7 minutes later lows 1:06 later
Bridge Street Pier a Cafe
(at end of Bridge St. on pier)
(no license required)
Live Bait Tackle R od Rentals
SCold B eer & S oda
Daily 7am 10pm Pier Open 24 Hours
BRADENTON BEACH 779-1706
Inshore Sport Fishing
Full & Half Day Trips
Custom Trips Available
Captain Steven Salgado
Lifetime experience in local waters
Custom built Privateer
Fishing License, Ice, Bait & Tackle
Cortez Fishing Center
FULL OR HALF DAY
* Pleasure Cruises e
All Bait, Tackle
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Rod & Reel red
Joseph Tunnell caught this 26-inch, seven-pound
redfish off the Rod & Reel Pier in Anna Maria.
ports of redfish, drum, whiting and sheepshead. In
Terra Ceia Bay, Dave said anglers are getting redfish,
pompano and trout.
At the South Skyway Fishing Pier, look for
sheepshead, snapper, spade fish, drum, whiting and
even some catch-and-release snook.
Good luck and good fishing
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Docks & Seawalls
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Boat Lifts and Supplies
Seawalls Erosion Control Revetments
Installations Service All Repairs
FREE DOCK & SEAWALL INSPECTIONS
"BUILDING THE BEST, REPAIRING THE REST"
State Cert. CRC049564
CCN NO. 02311
Two safe boating
Two local flotillas of the Coast Guard Aux-
iliary will conduct free courses in safe boating
and seamanship, one for six classes and the other
Manatee Flotilla 83's course starts Wednes-
day, Jan. 27, at 7:30 p.m. at the new Bayshore
High School, 34th Street West and 53rd Avenue
West, Bradenton. It will continue every Wednes-
day night for six weeks. Information and registra-
tion are available at 624-3260 and 751-3542.
Flotilla 81 will begin its course Tuesday, Feb.
2, at 7 p.m. at Manatee Technical Institute, 5603
34th St. W., Bradenton, and meet for six more
sessions on consecutive Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Details may be obtained and registration com-
pleted at 795-6189 and 798-9544.
Little League baseball
registration this weekend
Little League baseball season starts this weekend
- registration, that is.
Little League registration will be held at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center on Friday, Jan. 29,
from 6-8 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 30, from 10 a.m.-l p.m.;
and Wednesday, Feb. 3, from 6-8 p.m. Registration is
required on one of those three days for eligibility to
Players must be age 5 by Aug. 1, 1999, and no
older than age 13 by Aug. 1, 1999. Cost is $30 for the
first child. $25 for siblings. Scholarships are available,
and anyone who signs up will be placed on a team.
There are also mandatory tryouts scheduled for
Saturday, Feb. 6, and Saturday, Feb. 13.
Longboat Key residents may pick up and drop off
forms at the Bayfront Recreation Center, 4020 Gulf of
Coaches and managers are also needed, and regis-
tration forms are available at the Center and must be
returned by Feb. 3 to qualify.
Information, call the Center at 778-1908.
18 holes with cart $20
After 2PM- $18
9 holes walking
after 4PM $8.75
4260 Ironwood Circle-Off Cortez Road 792-3288
WE'VE GOT IT!
Over 2,000 rods & reels in stock
Over 70 different t-shirt designs in stock
Over 40 different hat designs in stock
Complete line of marine supplies
Ocean Waves & Fisherman Eyewear
4 brands of bait nets in stock
Canned & frozen chum
Live & frozen bait
Rod & reel repair
Walls of lures
All sizes oars & paddles
All sizes ropes & anchors
RODS, REELS TACKLE. BAIT, MARINE SUPPUES
OP .JAT &UN.(T07
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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 lb.
to benefit Island Players. Call SunCoast Real Estate at
779-0202 for information or delivery. Also available at the
Islander Bystander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
AVON SKIN SO SOFT, Anew Cosmetics, Night Force,
and gifts. Catalogs, free gift. Delivery. Service call
Alison 383-6201. Phone calls returned fast!
WATERBED FOR SALE. King-size, soft-side, with ped-
estal drawers. Contemporary pine and turquoise finish,
$75. Call 778-6234. Leave message.
DREXEL BEDROOM SUITE. Ten piece, light provincial,
queen. Reduced to $995 or best offer. 779-0015.
LADIES GOLF CLUBS. Full set with bag. Great as a
second set, or for guests! 778-4698.
GOLF CLUBS. YONEX ADX 300 driver, $75. Wilson
Staff Ultra 2-SW, 3, 5, 7 woods, $125. 778-8608.
LADY PALMS FOR sale. For patio or indoor, four to six
feet tall. 216 Lake View, Anna Maria. 778-4380.
BALDWIN SPINET PIANO for sale. Perfect condition.
FOR SALE GATEWAY 2000 Computer. Pentium 75MHZ
Processor, 16 MB RAM, 852 MB Hard Drive, 28.8KB Fax
Modem. 14" color monitor. Software includes Windows 95,
Office Pro, Quicken 6. Best Offer 778-5834.
COMPUTER 386 and 14 inch monitor. Keyboard and
mouse with Epson Action 1000 laser printer. $150.
JET SKI PACKAGE 1994 Kawasaki 750 XI plus 1992
Kawasaki TS with dual trailer and jackets. Kept inside,
excellent condition, low hours. $4,000/all or best
IT'S HERE! THE "NEW" PILL FOR
MERIDL' Is it right for you?
AND FIND OUT MORE .
ABOUT THE NEWEST AND LATEST
WEIGHT MANAGEMENT MEDICATION.
CALL THE WEIGHT LOSS EXPERTS AT
INTEGRATED HEALING ARTS, P.A.
4216 Cortez Road West (941) 758-0134
FOR SALE New couch with two matching chairs, dining
room hutch, entertainment center. Best offer 778-6172.
ROSER THRIFT SHOP Open Tuesday, Thursday, Fri-
day, 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. Always sale
racks. 513 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria.
LORD'S WAREHOUSE Thrift Shop. Open Monday,
Wednesday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Spectacular
end of month sale! 6140 Gulf of Mexico Drive. 383-4738.
YARD SALE FRIDAY, January 29, and Saturday, Janu-
ary 30, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Table saw, electric buffer/whet-
stone, household items, 18-speed bicycle. 519 74th
Street, Holmes Beach.
GARAGE SALE, Saturday January 30. 216 81st Street.
8 am. No early birds.
FOURTH ANNUAL Garage sale. Saturday January 30,
Only, 7am-11am. Clothes, toys, baby things, golf stuff
and yes free refrigerator magnets! 530 Key Royale.
HUGE SALE Friday January 29 through Sunday 31. 9 a.m
to 3 p.m. Cars, boats, fishing equipment, marine gas
engines complete. Chris Craft 28 foot hull. Furniture, bikes,
tools, toys. 561 Edlee Lane, North Longboat Key.
YARD SALE SATURDAY only, January 30, 8 a.m.
Everything under the sun. Lots of kid's stuff. 24.17
Avenue B, Bradenton Beach.
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.
CLASSICAL GUITAR LESSONS Bachelor's and
Master's Music degrees from the University of Southern
California. Fifteen years teaching experience. Call
Island Family Physicians
Providing complete family care Accepting new patients
Now accepting Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Florida,
Health Options and CCN Health Network.
3909 East Bay Drive #100, 778-1007
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Stephen G. Gloria J.
Pelham, M.D. Fischer, M.D.
EDWARD JONES INVESTMENTS. 5008 Manatee
Avenue. Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds, CD's, IRA's,
L/H insurance. Call Ryan Young 746-3348.
FREE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER. Children's Educa-
tional Newsletter. Write: P.O. 14744, Bradenton, FL
PHONO-GRAPHIX a new, revolutionary reading
method. Want to improve your child's reading? For a
free brochure call 795-0303.
PHYSICAL THERAPY AND Fitness. Exercise instruc-
tion, health and fitness training and rehabilitation by
experienced Physical Therapist. 778-3523.
CALL FOR ARTISTS, craftsmen, and antique dealers
for weekend of Cortez Fishing Festival, February 20 and
21. Call Jan at the Sea Hagg. 795-5756.
ROSER MENS' CLUB Pancake breakfast. Saturday,
January 30, 8 a.m. to 12 noon. Price $3.00. Roser
Memorial Church, Anna Maria.
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.
REWARD. LOST CAT. Grey, with white paws, female,
named Hyde. 761-0008.
1992 PONTIAC SUNBIRD Convertible. Good condition,
white, V6, best offer. 778-4698.
1997 FORD ESCORT LX wagon. Like new, loaded plus
extras, 10K miles, warranty. $9,000. 778-4114.
94 ISUZU RODEO, V6, auto, all power, cold air, many
extras runs great. $10,500 obo. 778-2581.
1982 FORD Van Club Wagon. Air, high miles, good
work van. 778-9205.
YACHT CLEANING by Carloon. Dotailing, way, main-
tenance programs. 15-years experience. Island resi-
dent. References available. 941-750-7337.
605 Manatee Ave. West
Dr. Joseph Acebal 778-0722
DR. DIANE L. MICHAELS
gentle natural way
501 Village Green Parkway
Suite 15 -West Bradenton
(I block east ofAlbertson's Manatee Ave.)
On the Bay, Steps to the Gulf
Daily, Weekly, Monthly Rentals
* Newly renovated 1 & 2 bedroom units with sleeper sofas Fully-equipped
kitchens with full-size appliances Color cable TV and VCR Free video library
* On-site laundry Telephone Housekeeping Large porches Picnic tables
* Barbecues Heated pool Fishing dock.
941-779-0010 Toll Free 1-888-686-6716 Fax 941-778-611
1603 Gulf Drive N. Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
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Northern Trust Bank Building, 550 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key, Florida 34228
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KEY ROYALE HOME 3BR/2.5BA canal
home across from the golf course. Wide,
deep canal with boat lift and dock. Sailboat
water to Tampa Bay. Tropical yard with
various citrus and fruit trees. Two-zone A/C
plus many upgrades. $273,500. Call Dick
Maher or Dave Jones 778-4800. MLS 30729
KEY ROYALE CANAL HOME 2BR/2BA
excellent value in a prime waterfront home.
Great turnkey furniture package, nice lot
with room for expansion. Boat dock, wood
sun deck. $199,900. Ken Rickett,
778-3026. MLS 31714
GULF VIEW CONDO 2BR/2BA end, top-corner unit. Faces Gulf of Mexico. Good
income property. Lynn Hostetler 778-4800. ......................................... $239,000.
ELEVATED HOLMES BEACH HOME 2BR/2BA reasonably priced, nicely
landscaped, fenced backyard. Elizabeth Andricks 778-4800................ $159,000.
SUNBOW BAY 2BR/2BA super clean condo close to beaches. Turnkey furnished.
Lynn Hostetler 778-4800. ........................................ $130,000.
(941) 778-4800 Toll Free 800-237-2252 5201 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217
413 POINSETTIA, ANNA MARIA CANALFRONT
2BR/2BA. 2.5-car garage. Dock. Split bedroom
design. Terrazzo floors. Fenced backyard with
room for pool. Lot is 75X114. Asking $220,000.
Doug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, Fl 34216
Phone & Fax: (941)778-1222
REAL ESTATE, INC.
Mary Ann Schmidt Helen White
Eves. 778-4931 Eves. 778-6956
BAY HOLLOW CONDO
2BR/2BA Condo with boat dock. Quiet residential
location. Pool, fireplace, split-plan, beautiful landscap-
ing, carport, den-office. $126,900.
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.
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.
2BR/2BA Turnkey furnished condo. Very close to beach,
shopping, doctors and restaurants. Tennis, heated pool, el-
evator. Great rental history. $114,900.
2BR/1.5BA Seaside Beach House turnkey furnished
condo. End unit, heated pool, gorgeous view. Great rental.
Needs your decorating. $225,000.
SABAL PALMS CONDO
2BR/1.5BA furnished condo. Nice westside location.
Convenient to everything. Close to golf, shopping,
restaurants and beach. Pool and clubhouse. $59,900.
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.
SUNCOAST R NTALS
Perico Bay Club-2BR/2BA $775
Wildewood Springs-2BR/2BA $800
Condominiums and Houses
$700 week/! $1500 month
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Property Manager ANNA MARIA
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REAL ESTATE, INC.
Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
Mietsy 9(M/^ 92a &tate, sL.
419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
(941) 778-2291 P 0 Box 2150
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294
PAY VEW gEALUY
Affordable, tastefully appointed 2BR/2BA hideaway
across street from sandy bay beach. Great neighbor-
hood. Reduced! $169,000.
DESMI BLE DUPLEX, PRICeE SASWHEDI
This light and spacious, recently refurbished duplex
offers an expansive 2BR/1.5BA owner's home with
beamed ceilings, new Florida room and sparkling
swimming pool! Tidy 1BR/1BA has annual tenant at
$550 per month. The oversized, high-and-dry, beauti-
fully-landscaped lot is located on the north end of
Holmes beach within easy walking distance of beauti-
ful Gulf beach! $265,Q002. now $258,000.
"WIR SPECHEN DEUTSCH"
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Associates After Hours: Barbara A. Sato...778-3509
Nancy Gullford...778-2158 Monica Reid...729-3333
Susanne Kasten ... 953-3584 Sherry Sasser ... 778-1820
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PRICE REDUCTION! Well-built 2-3BR/3BA brick home
on corner lot with view of the canal across street.
Screened porch and extra storage shed. A nice home
but needs some 'TLC." Reduced to $139,900. Dial the
Duncans! Judy 778-1589 or Darcie 779-2290 eves. .
PRICE REDUCTION! Walk to beach from this 2BR/
2BA home with airy, bright rooms, one-car garage plus
one-car carport, ferced outdoor shower and extra stor-
age. A yard full of tropical landscaping including five
citrus trees. Now $182,500. Dial the Duncans! Judy
778-1589 or Darcie 779-2290 eves.
ISLAND DUPLEX. Direct Gulffront lot provides a
delightful playground for this Island duplex. 2BR/1BA
first floor, 1 BR/1 BA second floor. $370,000. Call Carla
Price 778-0770 eves.
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK MLS IJ3 1j
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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 com-
petitive 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,
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 infor-
mation call 778-1203 or mobile 713-5900.
CHARTER BOAT "REEF REACHER" for sale. 31-foot
Catlimbo Sportfish, 400-hp 6V53T Detroit motor, one
year-old. Yellow Page listing included. Must sell!
$35,000 or best offer. 778-7787, 778-2727,
GULF COAST CANVAS 794-8997,12304 Cortez Road
West. If you own a boat.
FULL TIME/PART TIME Waitress wanted. Call Tip of
the Island. 778-3909.
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6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 778-6066
for Real Estate
Ei a Wtron Specialist
BRIDGE STREET PIER & Cafe is now accepting
applications for, part-time cooks and full and part-time
servers. Please apply in person. 200 Bridge St.,
LICENSED REAL ESTATE agents. Excellent split. Replies
confidential. SunCoast Real Estate. Call Julie Gilstrap,
779-0202 or evenings and weekends, 365-1867.
HELP WANTED. SERVERS, full-time/part-time. Lunch
only or dinner only. Breakfast and lunch weekend serv-
ers also. Weekend dishwasher, bartender, bussers.
Good money. Buccaneer Inn. 383-5565.
HELP WANTED PART-time shop clerks, flexible shifts.
Retirees welcome. Will train. Buccaneer Inn 383-5565.
COUNSELORS FOR RECREATION/EDUCATION
program grades K-12. Weekdays, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.,
plus occasional eves. Saturday for teen programs.
Dependable, flexible, team player with recreation, edu-
cation, or artistic skills. Compassionate attitude for chil-
dren and families. $6/$7 per hour. Drug Free Work-
place. Anna Maria Island Community Center, 778-
1908, fax 778-9511.
BISTRO AT ISLAND'S End. Bus persons, experienced
servers, Best money on the beach! Apply in person 10
a.m. to 4 p.m., 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. 779-2444.
HELP WANTED HOUSEKEEPING. Various duties.
Part time, own transportation, non-smoking. Beach
HILTON LONGBOAT KEY Beach Resort. Immediate
openings are available for AM and PM servers. Excel-
lent pay and benefits including insurance, vacation,
401(k) plan, holiday pay and more. Please apply at
Shannon Hotel Group, 442 Gulf of Mexico Drive,
Longboat Key, 34228. 383-8862.
HELP WANTED. PEPE'S Mexican Restaurant and
Cantina. Whitney Plaza, 6814 Gulf of Mexico Drive,
Longboat Key. 387-8445.
KITCHEN, COOK, LINE, dishwasher, full/part time. Apply
in person. 1701 Gulf Drive, North Bradenton Beach.
Seniors and teens welcome, 7 days, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
EDUCATION/RECREATION PROGRAM Coordinator.
Immediate, full-time, opportunity to direct/motivate
after-school, day camp, and evening programs for children
grades K-12. Positive, mature, compassionate attitude for
children, families. Creative, organized, education/recre-
ation management experience, team player. Drug Free
workplace. $8.50/$9 to start. Call Diana, Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 778-1908, fax 778-9511.
ANNA MARIA RESORT seeks conscientious, diligent,
dedicated, hard working part-time housekeeper. Weekends,
flexible hours, pleasant working conditions. 778-4784.
FULL-TIME MANAGER FOR fun Ellenton cart selling
kites, wind-toys, and yo-yos. Sales experience required.
Up to $8/hr plus commission. Steve 941-741-8371.
HOMES CONDOS RESORT
GOLF COURSE COMMUNITIES
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m SALES RENTALS
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BEACH HOUSE, west of Gulf Drive. Great
location just steps to the beach. 3BR/2BA
with Gulf views from the deck, open floor
plan and workshop! $279,000.
SPACIOUS 3BR/2BA home with a large
Florida room and preferred southern expo-
sure. 2265 sq. ft. interior. Excellent deep-
water canal, 80ft. dock and across from the
golf course. $229,000.
SPACIOUS CANALFRONT HOME!
Enjoy southern exposure in this 3BR/2.5BA
home in Key Royale with large eat-in
kitchen, Jacuzzi tub, screened lanai, boat
dock and garage. $339,000.
CANALFRONT HOME with excellent
boating water, privacy yet close to the beach.
3BR/2BA home overlooks private nature
preserve and incredible sunsets! Update
kitchen with ceramic tile. $249,000.
AFFORDABLE ISLAND LIVING! 2BR/
2BA Seaside Gardens unit just steps from
public tennis courts and community boat
ramp. Double carport, screened lanai and
ULTIMATE CANALFRONT home! Over 4000 HAVE IT YOUR WAY! Recently renovated, DIRECT GULFFRONT four-plex with in-
sq. ft. with multi-levels, ceramic tile, gourmet 3BR/3BA home offers the discriminating buyer credible panoramic views from each unit.
kitchen, huge breakfast nook and separate dining many options. Upstairs has a 1BR/1BA, down- Three 1BR/1BA and one 2BR/2BA. Ex-
area has custom table for twelve! Coral mantel fire- stairs a 2BR/2BA. The proximity to the beach pansive deck area, office, laundry and cov-
place! Tumkey fumished for $749,900. allows for a seasonal or annual rental. $219,900. ered parking. $729,000.
WATERS EDGE Gulffront condo profes-
sionally decorated and being sold turnkey
'furnished! 2BR/2BA with den, heated pool,
tennis, open porch area and more!
GULF PLACE CONDO overlooks heated
pool with a view of the Gulf beyond. Walk to
the sandy Gulffront beach or play on the
lighted tennis court. Rare 3BR/2BA turnkey
furnished perfect for rentals. $339,000.
RARELY AVAILABLE 1BR Perico Bay
Club condo recently completely updated!
Great views and in fabulous community
ideally located between town and the Islands!
SOFT SEA BREEZES, dramatic sunsets and
lush landscaping create the backdrop for this
lovely top floor 2BR/2BA condo in the gated
community of Mariners Cove. Stunning coral fire-
place adds drama to the living area. $229,900.
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BEAUTICIAN, NAIL TECHNICIAN wanted. Space for
rent and own clientele. Great location! Cute salon! Easy
going and reasonable. Nikki 795-0954 at Hairshack.
WANTED: SANDER/TAPER, experience preferred but
not necessary. Male or female welcome. Also Body.and
paint technician. Suncoast Body Works. Day 708-3280
after 5 p.m. 778-8203.
CNA/HHA to work in your home. Cleaning, shopping,
cooking, excellent references. 778-2874 or leave message.
MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, mulching, trim-
ming, clean-up, edgings, and more. Hard-working and
responsible. Excellent references. Edward 778-3222.
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appointments,
airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine Cab. Serv-
ing 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.
ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING removes unsightly
black mildew, salt and dirt from house exterior and win-
dows, roofs, gutters, driveways and decks. Call 778-0944.
HAVING A MAC attack? Call for help with Mac or PC.
Training, internet, hardware selection and installation.
Call Ed, 778-2553.
STUMP GRINDING Brad Frederick's. Dependable,
reasonable, insured, free estimates. Back yards and
small jobs okay. 730-0001, 749-5451.
EXPERIENCED HOUSE CLEANING. Reliable, free
estimates. Call Maureen 778-5717 or Sharon 778-7247.
ADULT CARE PROVIDER and good cook. One, two,
three dayvs nrw ..-.fances available. 798-9261.
DURLING DECOR. PRESSURE cleaning, wallpaper-
ing, interior/exterior painting, spraying, light remodeling.
Multispec-process painting. Call Bob 798-9261.
RELIABLE AND EFFICIENT cleaning. Six years
experience with references. Call Cindy at 779-2335.
SCREEN, WINDOW, AND glass repairs and replace-
ment. Install new or repair old. Call Gregg Gettinger
and Sons, 750-0245, page 736-5718.
DUMP TRUCK FOR HIRE. Shell, mulch, gravel haul-
ing of all kind. Shell delivered and spread, $25 per
yard. Call Larry 778-0119.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING & MAINTENANCE Resi-
dential/commercial, full-service maintenance, landscap-
ing installation, clean-ups, tree trimming, ponds, native
plants, butterfly gardens. Excellent references. 778-5294.
FREE SNOW REMOVAL Shell, dirt, mulch or stone deliv-
ered and spread for a small fee. Yard clean-up. Dump truck
for hire. Free estimates. Call Dave Bannigan, 778-6972.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If it's
broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior discount.
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. First cut free
with annual service contract. Specializing in Koi Ponds
and Creative Landscaping. Insured. Call 727-5066.
CODY'S CARPET & upholstery cleaning. Dry foam
shampoo and steam cleaned. Living room/dining room
$34.95. Free deodorizing. 794-1278.
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/
exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island refer-
ences. Dan or Bill 795-5100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. State licensed and insured. Many Island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free estimates.
Thirty-two year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at 778-1730.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vinyl
tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs. Paul
ALUMINUM/INYL CONSTRUCTION, new installation/
repairs, Soffits/Fascias, screen enclosures. Insured,
references. Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island service
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. Remodeling,
repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens, baths. Free
estimates. Lic#RC0045125, #RG0058589, #PE0020374.
Insured. Call 720-0794 office.
CARL V. JOHNSON, JR. Building Contractor. New
homes, renovations, additions. Free estimates and de-
sign service. Quality workmanship. Lic#RR0066450.
MR. BILL'S Handyman Service. Thirty years experi-
ence, self-employed in the construction trades. I am
handy to have around, 778-1110.
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.
PRIME COMMERCIAL SPACE in Holmes Beach for
rent, 1340 sf with two restrooms. Call Smith Realtors,
PRIME COMMERCIAL SPACE in Holmes Beach for
rent, approximately 270 sf. Call Smith Realtors,
Residential Sales/Rental Division Licensed Real Estate Broker
WINDING GATED DRIVEWAY leads to a custom-built quality
constructed home surrounded by large oak trees. Designed for
entertaining. Pella doors and windows, fireplace and pool area.
$309,000. Barry and Kimberly Charles, 795-1273. R33179
WATERFRONT RESIDENCE in gated community on 1+/- acre.
3BR/3B, art studio or 4BR. Large open kitchen, family room, sun
room. Screened lanai, oversized three-car garage, workshop
area. Reduced. $499,900. Don Lewis, 746-3200. R29620
WATER, TROPICAL BIRDS mural your
tranquil view. 2BR/2B, atrium foyer with
private elevator, eat-in kitchen, two-car
garage. Clubhouse, pool, tennis and nature
trails. In gated community. $214,000. Barry
and Kimberly Charles, 795-1273. C30008
A MILLION DOLLAR VIEW is yours from
this spacious, elegant 2BR/2B condominium
overlooking Sarasota Bay. View of the
Sarasota skyline and Longboat Key.
$234,900. Dave Barker, 792-8932. C31933
BEAUTIFUL light/open home on sailboat
water with lifts and davits. Heated pool, re-
modeled kitchen, open brick patio. Immacu-
late. $305,000. Sandy Drapala, 794-3354 or
Kathy Marcinko, 792-9122. R33408
GREAT west-side lot in b
Park. Close to beaches
schools. $69,900. Sandy
or Kathy Marcinko, 792-9
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GREAT VIEWS of Sarasota Bay. Custom canalfront pool home. 4BR/
3.5B, new master suite with veranda, open kitchen, two large lanais.
Botanical garden setting, barbecue area, wood deck. Deep-water dock,
protected, great for sailboat. $399,000. Don Lewis, 746-3200. R33547
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OVER ONE ACRE ON WARNERS WEST BAYOU.
Beautifully remodeled, over 3,800 sq. ft., hardwood floors,
dock. $699,900. Sandy Drapala, 794-3354 or Kathy Marcinko,
beautiful PalmaSola SPACIOUS and bright end unit in Country
es, shopping and Village, nicely furnished. Golf course and
Drapala, 794-3354 lake view. Adult community with great
1122. L34993 clubhouse, heated pool and spa. $79,900.
Sandy Drapala, 794-3354 or Kathy
Marcinko, 792-9122. C34929
CUSTOM-BUILT HOME in Wintergradens.
A2BR/2B, great room, high beamed ceilings.
Two patios, private setting. Storage room
rties by the above two-car garage. Plenty of cabinet space.
nonth from $102,500. Marge Dutton, 755-8093. R34738
d to Venice. LOVELY HOME on private shaded lot.
rental and Stained glass entry, stone fireplace. Re-
ialists. cent new roof, skylights, carpeting and
mantle. $222,900. Larry and Louise Miller,
BOO) 881-22221 794-0131. R34871
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DUPLEX 2BR/1.5BA each side. Family room and porch one
side. Total 2,300+ living area. 309 65th Holmes Beach..$229,500.
DUPLEX VILLAS WITH HEATED POOL. 4BR/2BA 2,006
sq. ft. living area each side. Exceptional value. Loaded with
extras. Must see to appreciate. $440,000.
VILLAGE GREEN. 2BR/2BA, tile roof, enclosed Florida room.
Less than a block to golf course. $118,000.
WHITE AVE/BEACH ACCESS. 3BR/2BA, lot 100x130.
Immaculate, attractive, lush landscape. $380,000.
PERICO BAY CLUB Kingfisher 2BR/2BA bayfront. 2 pools,
tennis, clubhouse, 24 hour gated security. $120,000.
HOME WITH INCOME 2BR/2BA, family room, garage, lanai,
corner lot with large IBR/IBA apartment. One block to beach.
CORAL SHORES Canalfront: Pool with spa, fountain, 3BR/
2BA, family room with entertainment bar and more. $298,500.
STYLING SALON Eight stations. Owner retiring. $39,000 OBO.
LOT C-2 Zoning.Walk to beach $150,000.
GULFFRONT MOTEL 22 Units. Private beach: $2,149,000.
SEASONAL RENTALS NOW AVAILABLE!
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SEASONAL RENTALS Condos and houses available,
waterfront or steps to beach. Starting at $700/week-$1500/
month. Suncoast Real Estate 779-0202/1-800-732-6434.
STORAGE RENTAL 10-ft x 20-ft. $95 per month.
Convenient 24-hr access. Cortez Village Square, 6620
Cortez Road W. 795-4760.
ANNUAL RENTALS 2BR duplexes, $750-$850; 2BR
condominiums, $800-$850; 1BR duplexes, $550; 2BR
triplex, $850. Call Mike Norman Realty 778-6696.
ANNUAL 2BR/1BA, unfurnished, washer/dryer hookup,
carport, adults preferred, no pets. $675 per month plus
utilities. First, last, security. 778-5057. February 1st.
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.
SEASONAL OR SHORT term rental. 2BR/2BA, ground
level, garage, laundry, walk to beach, quiet neighbor-
hood, $1,800 per month. Holmes Beach. 778-1589.
FURNISHED 2BR/1BA GROUND floor. Seasonal, immacu-
late, no pets. 224 84th Street, Holmes Beach. 778-3267.
ANNA MARIA, beautiful, canalfront home. 2BR/2BA,
one car garage, laundry, dock, half-block to beach,
$2,000 month or $550 week. 778-8559.
HOLMES BEACH EXPANSIVE waterview. Unfur-
nished 2BR/2BA home with den, lanai, garage, dock,
and lift. Annual lease, $1,450 per month. Call Smith
BRADENTON GARAGE APARTMENT. Annual lease,
unfurnished, $400 per month plus electric and tele-
phone. Call Smith Realtors 778-0770.
EUROPEAN STYLE COUNTRY Island home. Beauti-
ful 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.
LARGE GROUND FLOOR, 2BR/2BA, one story condo-
minium, carport adjacent. Manatee at 59th Street,
Bradenton. Courtyard, pool, tennis golf courses nearby.
Completely furnished, $65,000. 792-2093 or 792-5434.
SEASONAL/MONTHLY RENTAL. Spacious 4BR/2BA
One half block from Gulf, quiet area, Holmes Beach.
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 neigh-
borhood, 2BR/2BA, furnished, turnkey, small pets ne-
gotiable, non-smokers. Seasonal or annual. 114 81st
Street, Holmes Beach. 813-681-9111.
SEASONAL, VACATION, FULLY equipped, 2BR/1BA,
Gulf beach apartment. Choice location, sundeck,
porch, no pets, laundry facilities, cable. 778-3143.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND Paradise. 3BR/2.5BA canal
home, pool, close to beach. March and April open.
$3,500 month, $1,000 week. Special rates off season,
ANNUAL RENTAL 1BR/1BA. 203 2nd Street North,
No. 1, Bradenton Beach. Available February 1. Great
apartment, close to beach and bay. $525 per month,
$300 deposit. 813-258-2411.
SPACIOUS EFFICIENCY. RESIDENTIAL area, two
blocks to lovely beach. $900 monthly including utilities.
Upper unit with VCR and cable. 778-5884.
NEWMAN'S CORNER MOTEL. 102 and Cortez Road.
1BR efficiency, screened porch, fully furnished, cable,
phone, $1,100 monthly. 792-4712.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX near beach, 1BR/1BA,
living room, kitchen, furnished. Annual $450 month,
utilities extra. 778-2549.
NICE 2BR/2BA DUPLEX apartment. Central heat/air-
conditioning, steps to beach. Couple or single, $700 plus
security includes water and trash. No pets. 778-1259.
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE 3BR/2BA, screened lanai,
garage with storage room: Turnkey furnished, 6305
Gulf Drive, $187,500. 761-1224.
GREAT EFFICIENCY APARTMENT one block from
gorgeous beaches and fabulous sunsets. Rental in-
cludes basic cable, local phone service, electric and
water. This apartment is fully equipped ready to oc-
cupy. Available February, at $1,000/mo. and May at
$700/mo. Call now 941-778-4611.
MARTINIQUE NORTH Holmes Beach for year 2000.
2BR/2BA totally refurbished available February 15 to
April 15. On beach, heated pool and garage. $2800/
AVAILABLE NOW. 1BR/1BA. Seasonal rental, $1,200
per month. On canal. Anna Maria City. 778-4010.
ON THE BEACH-triplex, weekly, monthly rental. 2BR
unit upstairs, two 1BR units downstairs. See the sunset,
whispering pines. Call Ann or Sally 941-779-6696, 1-
ISLAND HOUSE RESORT rentals. Daily/weekly, beau-
tiful hotel rooms or 1/2 bedrooms. Next to Gulf. Walk to
all. Pets? Excellent! 778-7273.
CHARMING HOLMES BEACH canalfront home. 2BR/
2BA, sleeps eight, completely furnished, garage, laun-
dry, dock, quiet street, $2,000 monthly, $600 weekly.
VACATION APARTMENTS 2BR, $450, weekly across
from beach. Some Spring dates available. Almost
Beach Apartments 778-2374.
2BR/2BA WESTBAY POINT Moorings condominium.
Clean and beautifully furnished. February, March, April,
1999. $2,000 per month. 778-0510.
SUNBOW BAY CONDOMINIUM. 2BR/2BA top floor
unit, newly decorated with water view. Elevator, heated
pool and garage parking. Call 778-0015.
WESTBAY COVE Condominium. 2BR/2BA waterfront,
pool, tennis. Available now, season or annual. Old
Florida Realty 778-3377.
2BR/2BA HOLMES BEACH behind Walgreen's. No pets,
large sundeck, washer/dryer hook-up. $730.778-7980.
ANNUAL 3BR/2.5BA one block to beach. New carpet,
new paint, garage, washer/dryer hook-up. Very large
balcony. $975.00/mo., 722-0266.
ANNUAL 2BR/1BA duplex apt., covered parking, large
storage room, WASHER/DRYER hook-up, central
Holmes Beach location. $650.00 per month. Call Fran
Maxon Real Estate, 778-2307, for further information.
1BR APARTMENT AVAILABLE now. Seasonal rental,
steps from beach, turnkey furnished, washer/dryer,
$1,200 per month. 116 White Avenue, north end of
Holmes Beach. 813-985-6765.
ANNUAL FURNISHED NEAR Coquina Beach. 105 7th
Street South. 2B/2ZDA. 9sOU per monin, nisi, ilot, de-
posit. No pets. 792-4773.
LAST MINUTE CANCELLATION! Available March 27-
April 17. Gulffront, large 2BR/2BA, private beach, mag-
nificent view, cathedral ceiling, skylight. $1800 for three
weeks or $750/week. 941-778-1086.
HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA apartment. Close to beach and
shopping. No pets. $675. First, last and security. 795-7805.
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ELEVATED LARGE 2BR/2BA, garage. One'block from
beach, no pets. All appliances, $675. 778-1539.
SPECTACULAR GULF AND bay views from this top
floor Anna Maria Island apartment. Large screen, bal-
cony, vaulted ceilings, ceramic tile and Berber. 2BR/
2BA, washer/dryer hook-ups. Annual rental, no pets,
$875 month, plus security and references. 778-2864.
CITY OF ANNA MARIA vacation rental. Ground level du-
plex, 2BR/1BA, nicely fumished. $1300/month. 779-1034.
ANNUAL RENTAL City of Anna Maria. Ground level
duplex 2BR/1BA. $650. First, last and security, refer-
SEASONAL RENTALS available now from $1,800 to
$3,500. Unobstructed Gulf view. 1BR/1BA right on the
sand, 2BR/2BA townhouse across from the beach.
3BR/2BA on deep water canal on Longboat Key. Town
and Shore Realty 383-3840 or cell 302-3840.
ANNUAL RENTALS Holmes Beach 2BR/2BA raised
duplex with garage. Fenced yard, freshly painted, new
carpet. No pets. Water and rubbish included. $800 per
month. Bradenton 2BR/2BA central heat and air. $650 per
.month. Towne and Shore Realty 383-3840, cell 302-3840.
AVAILABLE NOW 2BR Westbay Point Moorings condo.
Beautifully furnished with lanai, water views! heated
pool, tennis courts. Seasonal/annual. 778-0510.
ANNUAL, AVAILABLE APRIL 1st, overlooking water at
City Pier. Furnished, large 2BR apartment, private
courtyard, heated pool. close to shopping, etc. $950/
mo. plus electric. 941-778-9188.
1BR CONDO, turnkey, bayfront, pool, steps to beach,
laundry. Close to restaurants and shopping in
Bradenton Beach. Available now $1300/month.
WATERFRONT ANNA MARIA 2BR/2BA very pretty.
$1,500/month, $500/week. 778-8589.
TRIPLEX Newly renovated, excellent rentals, owner
finance. Bradenton Beach. $225,000. Call Jack
McCormick Broker Wagner Realty 383-5577.
ME..Mott-~elti"ME hf'GtfDriv'e', Bradenton Beach near
Intracoastal Waterway. 12-ft by 32-ft, newly remodeled.
$3,600. Must sell! Call 746-5569.
LONGBOAT KEY on the bay. Incredible view. Beauti-
ful 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.
ANNA MARIA BY Owner 3BR/2BA with den/office, el-
evated, fireplace, spa, fenced yard, alarm system. Im-
maculate. Appraised at $246,000, asking $239,500.
PERICO ISLAND MINT condition, one year-old. 1,726
sq. ft. 3BR/2.5BA, screened lanai, many extras,
$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.
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.
CONDOMINIUM ON BRADENTON Beach. 2BR/2BA
on bayside with boat dock. Great for investors or current
annual tenant will move with adequate notice. Small
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HALF DUPLEX FOR Sale by owner. 3BR/2BA, elevated,
Spanish tile floor, Berber carpet almost new. Call 778-1163.
HOUSE FOR SALE 1201 Gulf Drive South, Bradenton Beach.
2BR/1BA, 30 steps to beach, future dock end of street. Pos-
sible owner financing. Asking $119,000. Call 941-778-7199.
BY OWNER 4BR/4BA. Nice duplex, central heat/air-
conditioning, ground level, steps to beach and shop-
ping, $140,000. 778-1259.
RUNAWAY BAY 1BR/1BA turnkey condominium, 2nd
floor, nice view, pool, clubhouse, tennis courts, steps to
beach. FSBO, $91,900, 795-4272.
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! Key Royale,
waterfront, 2BR/2BA home, many amenities, very pri-
vate, a must see! Offered at $240,000. 778-2409.
BY OWNER 4BR/4BA. Nice duplex, central heat/air-
conditioning, ground level, steps to beach and shop-
ping, $140,000. 778-1259.
ANNA MARIA CITY custom canalfront home. 4,200 sq.
ft. (3,000 air conditioned). 3BR/2.5BA, 2.5 car garage,
pool, raised lot, dock, boat lift (10,0001bs). Light, bright
and open, great room layout, home tour on web:
www.annamaria.net/1, excellent condition, many
extras. $569,000. Call 941-778-4636.
TWO GULFFRONT LOTS for sale on quiet neighbor-
hood street (duplex). 1-800-691-8890.
ANNA MARIA FAMILY HOME 4BR/3BA on double lot. Steps
to Bay Front Park. 158 Crescent Dr. 778-3678. $249,000.
COMMERCIAL BUILDING FOR Sale. 310 Pine Av-
enue, Anna Maria. Let the rent help make the pay-
ments. Call 941-778-8206.
SALE BY OWNER. Holmes Beach, Key Royale lot.
Beautiful location. Golf course in front, canal in back.
Direct water access to Gulf. $210,000. 703-450-2883 or
941-779-9074. Leave message.
2BR/1BA HOLMES BEACH home in quiet neighbor-
hood. Close to Gulf and shopping. 90-foot x 100-foot lot.
BY OWNER. BAYFRONT estate. Two homes plus du-
plex. $725,000; $20,000 below appraisal. 109 13th
Street South, Bradenton Beach. Dave 322-2101.
FOR SALE. FURNISHED 2BR/2BA Westbay Point and
Moorings. For appointment, caii 778-6722.
NEAR COQUINA BEACH. Four Townhouse apartments
in elevated building. $495,000. Detailed information avail-
able in box attached to For Sale sign. 792-4773 owner.
SMUGGLERS LANDING Condo for sale! Extensive up-
grades in this 2BR/2BA 1991 square foot, top floor unit.
Intracoastal and canal views, elevator, marble floors, gran-
ite countertops, spiral staircase to loft office and finished
attic. Large boat slip, finished workshop, two-car covered
parking. By owner, $234,900, 792-5662.
BUY, SELL, RENT. 1BR/1BA condo on the Gulf,
Bradenton Beach. 2BR/2BA home on canal, Longboat
Key. 3BR/2BA home, fireplace, canal. Longboat Key.
3BR/2BA in Perida, lease/purchase. Call Ted
Louloudes for more information. Phone 383-3840 or
Cell 302-3840. Towne and Shore Realty.
FOR SALE by owner, owner retiring. Anna Maria, over-
looking water and City Pier. 2BR/2BA apartments, pri-
vate courtyard, heated pool. Built in clientele, live in
one, rent three. Will take trade-in. Shown by appoint-
ment. 201 South Bay Blvd. Some financing available.
Asking $650,000. 941-778-9188.
$135,000. Call for details 753-6462. GULFFRONT CONDOMINIUM FANTASTIC views from
sixth floor of Martinique North. Spacious upgraded 2BR/
MOBIL HOME, Spartan 1983, $4,000. Move in or move. 2BA, two garages, separate storage, heated pool, tennis,
Furnished, must see. Senior park, $2,325/year rent, $249,000. Very desirable and seldom available. Call
private. 1-800-486-4110. Yvonne Higgins today at Wagner Realty. 761-3100.
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550 FEET TO THE BEACH
This charming 2BR home must be seen to be appre-
ciated. Light, bright and airy, this immaculate home
has beautiful terrazzo floors, new appliances and a
large screened porch overlooking an incredible tropi-
cal retreat. You won't believe the garden, complete
with two decks and lush landscaping. All this and just
steps to the beach for only $209,000.
This large duplex in the heart of Holmes Beach, just a
short walk to the beach, is perfect for owner occupancy.
Located on an extra large lot (106 x 150) this duplex has
loads of potential. Priced to allow for some minor updat-
ing, this one won't last. Just listed at $204,000.
Call Pat Jackson at 778-3301
Ken Jackson at 778-6986
Agnes Tooker 778-5287
or Dave Sork 726-1704
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drive P Box 717 Anna Maria. FL 34216
Toll Free 800 306-9666
Fax # 778-7035
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AFFORDABLE CANALFRONT 3BR/2BA, choice
Anna Maria neighborhood. $217,000.
LIKE NEW CANALFRONT Custom built 3BR/2BA,
ten foot ceilings throughout, Italian tile/Berber
carpet, skylights. $285,000.
CUSTOM BUILT 2BR/2BA fireplace, hardwood
floors, boat dock, owner financing. $295,000.
8-UNIT MOTEL with pool and owner's 2BA/1BA
Bean Point. $920,000.
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Perico Bay Club
802 AUDUBON DRIVE. 1BR/1BA all redone
in 1998. $82,000.
927 SANDPIPER CIRCLE. 2BR/2BA Reduced.
Furnished, great views. $104,900.
706 ESTUARY DRIVE. Many new upgrades,
estuary views from large living area. $118,000.
504 WOODSTORK CIRCLE. 2BR/2BA
glassed lanai, fountain views from sun deck.
1273 SPOONBILL LANDINGS CIRCLE. Re-
duced lakefront, furnished, two-car garage, now
1010 PELICAN COURT. Perico's largest villa,
on lake. 2BR/2BA, two-car garage, outstanding
decorator furnishings included, new siding.
1322 PERICO POINTE CIRCLE. Largest villa,
overlooks nature preserve, decorator designed, fur-
nishings included. Many upgrades, den, 2BR/2BA,
two-car garage, new siding. $199,900.
Please call Marilyn
for showings and information
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6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach. Florida 34417 778-6066
Two homes for the price of one.
This unique property has two great homes with a
large greenhouse and workshop (60 x 25), all on
a 3/4-acre lot in central Holmes Beach. Owners
home features 2BR/2BA, 1,400 sq.ft., large
screened porch and two-car garage. Guest house
features 2BR/2BA with 1,000 sq. ft., one-car ga-
rage and screened porch. Greenhouse workshop
building is perfect for artist studio, nursery or keep
as a workshop. Incredible storage. These wonder-
ful properties are on separate tax rolls and could
be sold separately by new owner. Only eight years
old and in tip-top shape. Offered as a total pack-
age for just $425,000.
Call Pat Jackson at 778-3301
Ken Jackson at 778-6986
Agnes Tooker 778-5287
or Dave Sork 726-1704
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drivoe PO Box 717 Anna Maria, FL 34216
Toll Free 800 306-9666
Fax # 778-7035
Now on the Island
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JANUARY 27, 1999 0 PAGE 35 KI3 M
DON & KAREN SCHRODER present...
KEY ROYALE GEMI
.2BR/2BA home with spa-
cious family room that opens
to caged pool and lovely
backyard, complete with cus-
tom brick BBQ/smoker. On
deep-water canal. Dock with
water and electricity plus davits! This home is perfect as is, but the
large lot offers.ample space for house expansion. $237,000.
NEED TO BE CLOSER to 1-75 but still want the boat in the
backyard? Two years "young" canalfront home with caged pool
and dock. 4BR/3BA wrap around spacious living area with
family room. $273,500.
WsJMri iA REALTY
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!
PRICED RIGHT DUPLEX! 2BR/1BA each side.
Perfectly maintained, fully furnished, seasonal tenants
and short distance to beach .................... $182,500
ESTATE SALE! Canal home, 2BR/2BA NEW
seawall, NEW dock, central heat and air approxi-
mately one year, sailboat canal and priced as
appraised. ............................................ ..... $215,000
PRESTIGIOUS CANAL HOME! Over 2,800 sfla, cus-
tom-design kitchen, 4BR/3BA, spacious rec room,
lush tropical landscaping and great access by boat to
bay and Gulf. ........................................... $385,000
175 FEET TO BEACHI '"CT 'lls two half baths.
PLUS ADDITIdCON I"j/V 3ood seasonal
rental. Estate sale.... ... ...... $400,000
DUPLEX WITH GULF VIEW! Two turnkey units only
100 feet to BEST ISLAND BEACH! 2BR/2BA and 2BR/
2BA plus den. Turnkey and good rental. ..... $419,500
PRIVATE ISLAND RETREAT! Spacious Gulffront
home with 110-foot frontage, master suite with fire-
place, wetbar and Jacuzzi plus two guest bedrooms
with two baths. Breathtaking Gulf view. .... $869,500
MARIE L1C REAL ESTATE
FRANKLY L REALTY BROK
"We ARE the Island.
9805 Gulf Drie PO BO 835 Anna MaIa, Florida 34216
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250
ANNA MARIA $399,000 4BR/
2.5BA home on a canal with a
boathouse, two fireplaces, hot tub
and two garages. Call Karin
Stephan, Realtor or Carol Heinze,
Realtor 778-5059. IB32204
LOWEST PRICED CONCRETE
BLOCK DUPLEX ON THE
ISLAND. Only $139,000. Just one
block to the beach. 2BR/1BA and
1BR/1BA duplex. IB28042
BAYVIEW! CANAL! POOL! DOCK! $348,000
Stylish elevated home overlooking both Tampa Bay and canal. Taste-
fully fumished. Has been used as a vacation home and Exclusive Rental
Property. Heated pool and parking for at least four vehicles. Ask for
KAREN LOHSE or CONNIE VOLTS, Realtors 778-7246.
CLOSE TO THE BEACH! Key Royale renovated 3BR/2.5BA
home on a canal with boat dock. Perfect entertainment area
around the pool & patio. Turnkey furnished, with large fire-
place. $299,000. Call Carol Heinze, Realtor 778-7246.
BEST BUY ON THE ISLAND! End unit 2BR/2BA turkey fur-
nished condo with spectacular views of the bay is yours for
only $148,900. Includes updated carpet, washer and dryer.
Just steps to the beach. Call Donald Pampuch, Realtor 778-
GREAT FOR INVESTMENT OR VACATION HOME
$254,900 2BR/2BA plus den or third bedroom. Cocktail pool,
lots of tile and a fireplace. Close to the beach! Call Connie
Volts, Realtor 778-7246. IB31724
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To Buy Or Sell Real Estate
Without Denise Langlois
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market analysis of your home:
877-924-9001 Toll Free
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ANNA MARIA GULFFRONT Outstanding
views from this two-story masonry duplex
offering 2BR/1.5BA each unit, turnkey fur-
nished. Possible to convert to single family.
Offered at $497,500. David Moynihan 778-
2246. Eves. 778-7976. #28156
NEW LISTING Excellent bayfront views
from this 2BR/2.5BA condominium in Sum-
mer Sands. Secured entry and elevator.
Turnkey furnished. Pool and Jacuzzi. Call
Bill Bowman 778-2246. Eves. 794-8482.
PRICE DRASTICALLY SLASHED to
$159,900 (from $173,600). 2BR/2BA home
one block to Gulf and beaches. Large 1,398
sq. ft. ground level. Recently painted inside
and out. Big steel shed in rear yard with
work bench and ample room for storage.
Call Michael Advocate 778-2246. Eves.
NEW LISTING. Vacant lot with dock on
deep water overlooking beautiful Palma
Sola Bay. Set-back permits approved with
complete survey and set of house plans
available. Call Harold Small 778-2246.
Eves. 792-8628. $215,000. #35029
SUNBOW BAY condominium 4BR/3BA
townhouse. 2,300 sq. ft. overlooking canal
with private boat dock. Spanish tile, Berber
carpet with step-down vaulted ceiling, living
room. Numerous closets and large storage/
laundry room. $178,900. Call Micheal Advo-
cate 778-2246. Eves. 7780608.
NEW LISTING Fully Furnished bright sunny
condominium unit at Runaway Bay with la-
goon view. Clubhouse, tennis and pool.
Walk to beach. Great vacation or rental
home. On-site property management. Call
Ed Oliveira 778-2246. Eves. 778-1751.
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fireplace and oak floors. Master suite has his-and-hers walk-in
closets, whirlpool tub with separate shower. Screened deck over-
looks the boat ramp and dock with electric and water hook up.
No bridges. Ample parking and storage under 2,100 sq. ft. of air
conditioned space. Asking $369,900. Please call 795-7805.
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CROSS WORD PUZZLE
BY ROBERT MALINOW / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ
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22 Ethical Culture
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$148,900. Shelia Kidd 778-2261. MLS#34947
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2BA, freshly painted, new roof and kitchen. Two Drive. 2BR/2BA, 150 yards to beach! Enclosed
boat docks, electric lift. $249,900. Piroska Kallay lanai, workshop and attached garage. $239,000.
778-2261. MLS#35039 Bob and Penny Hall 778-2261. MLS#32776
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