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Anna Maria voters go to polls Tuesday
By Susan K. Kesselring
There wasn't much political grandstanding at The
Islander Bystander Anna Maria City Commission can-
didates forum held at last Thursday, Jan. 25.
In fact, the mood was quite subdued.
With a full house in attendance, residents heard
four candidates speak on issues concerning bike paths,
electric cars, beach renourishment, the city pier lease
and more. Incumbents George McKay and Doug
Wolfe will face challengers Jason Cimino and Ellen
Trudelle at the polls Feb. 9, with the top two vote-get-
ters taking office.
The evening started with host Bonner Presswood,
publisher of The Islander Bystander and moderator,
offering each candidate an opportunity to tell voters
why they should be elected.
Newcomer Jason Cimino stands on a platform of
change. "I think it's time for some change and new
faces to take Anna Maria forward," he said, adding that
taxes are rising and the increase needs to be addressed
so that long-term, fixed-income residents need not
worry about whether they can stay on the Island rather
than sell their homes in order to pay their tax bill.
Progress on Pine in Anna Maria
Commissioner Doug Wolfe announced the post office is definitely moving to this new shopping plaza under con-
struction on South Bay Boulevard at Pine Avenue at the candidate forum on Jan. 25. Voters go to the polls Feb. 9 to
elect two commissioners from four candidates, some looking for change and some looking to keep things the same.
See election coverage inside and recommendations on page 6. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood
Bradenton Beach Festival this weekend
By Jim Hanson
The first full-blown Bridge Street Arts and Crafts
Festival will be a two-day affair Saturday and Sunday,
Feb. 6 and 7, in Bradenton Beach.
It will have 30 exhibits with local artists showing
and selling their works, in some cases creating them be-
fore your very eyes.
Bob Slicker, who with In6s Norman is organizing the
festival under the auspices of the Bradenton Beach Busi-
ness Association, said Bridge Street from Gulf Drive to
South Bay Street will be closed to vehicular traffic during
the event both days.
He felt, however, that there would be adequate
parking at the city lot and along the water at the city
pier, and along side streets.
The festival will be from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. both
days. Proceeds are to go to the youth summer camp
program of the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
In addition to the arts and crafts exhibits, it will
feature food and soft drinks, face painting, other
events for young and old, and music. A lot of music.
The musical program in front of the Bridge
Street Post Office:
Saturday noon to 2:30 p.m. the Sarasota Jazz
Club's seven-piece band playing almost anything,
mostly Dixieland. 2:30 3:30, the Corbin Cajun
Cloggers. 3:30 -5 p.m., Reid Frost and Friends, play-
ing Buffett, country, rock and roll.
Sunday noon 1:30 p.m., Manatee County
Children's Theater. 2 3 p.m. folk singer Sue Griffith.
3:30 5 p.m. Rich Kendall and Friends.
Incumbent Commissioner George McKay said his
main goal is for the commission to work together to
meet every person's needs.
"There's always something that can be done bet-
ter," McKay said. "The only way to do that is jump in
-and I've always tried to do that," he said.
"I'm seeking a seat on the commission because in
short, I care," political newcomer Ellen Trudelle said.
"My main reason for being here today is that it takes
more than one's own personal opinion to make a deci-
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By Pat Copeland
Bradenton Beach Mayor Connie Drescher said
when she offered the Anna Maria Island Privateers a
place to store their boat float, she was ignored.
"When we had the Christmas parade, we were talk-
ing to the Privateers and they said how much they
would like to get back on the Island." Drescher ex-
plained to Island elected officials recently. "We said
that would be wonderful and we would look into it."
Drescher said she talked with Police Chief Sam
Special who Ioundl a location in the city to park the
"We tried to call the Privateers for the last three weeks
and they never returned our calls," Drescher said. "So it
makes it very difficult to try and work with them."
Bradenton Beach city commissioner Gail Cole said
he would contact the Privateers.
The Privateers donate funds raised at various
events to youth programs in Cortez and Anna Maria
Island. They award student scholarships annually to
The boat float is used in parades and at events and
has come to be recognized as the Privateers' symbol.
They formerly stored the boat float on a vacant,
unbuildable lot at the corner of Clark Lane and Clark
Drive in Holmes Beach for more than 20 years.
However, during the tenure of former Mayor Bob
VanWagoncr, they were forced to leave the city. Cit-
ing the city's trailer ordinance, which states that a
trailer cannot be parked on a vacant lot, VanWagoner
instructed the city code enforcement officer to cite the
In October last year, Holmes Beach commission-
ers agreed to explore the possibility of the float's re-
turn. However, the idea was thwarted when commis-
sioners received a letter from the Clark Lane lot
owner's trustee opposing the move.
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore also told Is-
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... and will feature Island artist Carrie Price
By In6s Norman
Among the many local artists who will exhibit her
works in the Bridge Street Arts and Crafts Festival this
Saturday and Sunday will be Carrie Price.
Visiting with her in her Anna Maria City home was
a revelation. The young artist has surrounded herself
with very interesting pieces of art and furniture. A
strong sense of who she is shows in her inner sanctum,
where folk and primitive art decorate the walls. Her
signature is evident in every piece of furniture.
Originally from Tallahassee, Carrie has her roots in
this area. She works for The Islander Bystander and has
a bachelor's in art from the Savannah School of Art.
Her artwork is mostly done with acrylics and oil pas-
tels. You can see the influence of folk and primitive art in
her paintings. She has a receptive audience on the east
coast and urban areas where "outsider art" is the rage.
will be one of
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Lights, camera, action in Anna Maria
By Susan K. Kesselring
You may be wondering what all the excitement
was at the Anna Maria City Pier this past week. Seems
the pier, as well as the shoreline, is a favorite for pro-
duction companies shooting still photos, commercials
and motion pictures.
From sunup to sundown, three cast members and
a crew of 40 shot a television commercial for Blue
Cross Blue Shield of Florida.
Concrete Productions Inc., a production company,
applied for a permit on Jan. 25 and received the ap-
proval of the Anna Maria City Commission at a regu-
lar city meeting on Jan. 27. The company began shoot-
ing the commercial the following day.
Titled "Pastrami," the commercial is about two
elderly gentlemen fishing on the city pier and discuss-
Production Manager Larry Shure said everyone
that he dealt with in the city was very nice.
Shure said Director John Adams chose the pier
location because he grew up on the Island. Adams'
grandfather use to own Adams Nursery on the Island.
Shure said Adams "brought the project home."
The commercial is expected to air regionally in a
few weeks, Shure said.
Last year, L.L. Bean Inc. shot still photos on the
city pier in February of 1998, for use in its fall cata-
Any production company interested in filming or
shooting still photographs in the City of Anna Maria
has to pay $200 for an application fee and an additional
$200 per day. They must also have liability insurance
Recently, several scenes of the Good Earth 30-sec-
Crews were on hand last week at the Anna Maria City Pier to shoot a TV commercial. The TV spot will
air nationally later this month. Islander Photo: Susan K. Kesselring
ond spot were shot on the north end of Anna Maria.
According to Anna Maria City Clerk Peg Nelson,
the production company, headed up by Jack Elka Pho-
tography, did not file a permit with the city.
A press release from the advertising studio of
Birgit Owen states that local residents can view the
commercial on Lifetime, A&E, The Discovery Chan-
nel and broadcast TV beginning in February of 1999.
But the granddaddy of them all, the production that
put Manatee County on the map, was the movie "Pal-
metto" which starred Woody Harrelson.
A permit for that shoot was applied for in May of
1997 by Rialto Film GmbH. A crew of 15 and a cast
of 50 were on location from 2 p.m. May 14, until the
following morning. Scenes were shot on the city pier,
in the front parking lot and near the humpback bridge.
Survey of city property OK'd in Bradenton Beach
After years of discussion, officials in Bradenton
Beach may soon know with some certainty where pub-
lic property ends and private land begins.
City commissioners have approved a contract with
Benson Engineering to begin what will eventually be
a citywide survey of public land streets, alleys, parks
and easements. Cost of the survey will be $11,950, with
an additional $3,000 to be negotiated for additional
Initially, the survey will address "hot spots" within
the city areas with special problems that have arisen
over the years. Those areas include:
The west end of 25th Street.
The west end of 24th Street.
The west end of 23rd Street.
The west end of 22nd Street.
The area west of Gulf Drive in the 900 block
where the former Trader Jack's restaurant was located.
The Pines Trailer Park area.
The rights of way south of Bridge Street and east
of Bay Drive to Fourth Street South, including docks.
The rights of way along platted Bay Drive South
from Bridge Street to Coquina Beach.
The rights of way west of Fourth Street South,
Third Street South and Bridge Street.
Still to be negotiated are costs for surveying city
hall, the public works and police buildings and both
Lou Barolo Park and Herb Dolan Bayfront Park.
Problems with determining just where city land
and public property are have plagued city officials for
years. Apparently there is a disparity of several feet in
the Bridge Street area, depending on whether the sur-
vey of public and private land begins at the south or
north end of the city.
Officials hope to eventually survey all city streets
and public property as funds become available.
Dredging up the past: some Bimini Bay history
By Pat Copeland
As the lengthy process of dredging Bimini Bay enters
its third year without a grain of sand moved, history shows
that's about average.
The pass to Bimini Bay from the Intracoastal Water-
way splits the Anna Maria-Holmes Beach city lines and
is therefore considered a shared responsibility.
The current dredging project started in January 1997,
said Anna Maria Public Works Superintendent Phil
Chamock. He said he hopes the project can start in three
months, but November 1999 is the worst case scenario.
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land officials that she has had problems contacting the
"I've tried to deal with them," Whitmore said. "I
read in the paper that they said Holmes Beach was not
willing to work with them, which is absolutely not true.
As soon as I read that, I called them three times and
they did not return my calls."
Whitmore said the group traditionally holds its
three annual thieves' markets in the city field but did
not apply for permission to do so this year. The mar-
kets were moved to Manatee West Shopping Center at
the corner of Manatee Avenue and 75th Street.
At the time Privateer President Rick Maddox said,
"The city made it clear that they wouldn't allow it on
the field any more because of the planned ball field
construction. We took them at their word. There is no
other place on the Island to have the flea markets."
The cities received a $150,000 grant from the West
Coast Inland Navigational District for dredging Bimini
Bay and each city added $50,000 for a total of $250,000.
In addition, the two cities have split the cost of environ-
mental testing, engineering and permitting.
Charnock, working with Holmes Beach Public
Works Supervisor Joe Duennes, secured a permit for the
work from the Tampa office of the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection. The permit places the spoil,
expected to be 11,000 cubic yards, at Bayfront Park.
"We had to prove the sand was beach compatible,"
Charnock explained. "We hired Ardaman and Associates
Inc., of Sarasota, in May 1998 to do testing."
In December 1998 the cities put the project out for bid
and received a surprise. Three bids came back -
$269,069, $293,388 and $320,314.
"All of the bids exceeded the project cost and were
rejected," Charnock noted.
Charnock and Duennes had to regroup and come up
with another plan.
The new plan calls for a pipe to be installed in Bimini
Bay. Dredged sand will be piped from the bay, down the
77th Sfreet canal in Holmes Beach, under Marina, Palm
and Gulf Drives, between 79th and 80th Streets and out
to the Gulf beach.
"We have to modify, the DEP permit showing the
sand going to the Gulf and send it to DEP's Division of
Beaches and Coastal Systems." Charnock explained.
"They will issue a joint permit for small scale beach
renourishment so we can place the sand on the beach."
In addition, the Army Corps of Engineers permit must
be modified to show the new site and engineers must cer-
tify that the plan is technically feasible. Then the cities can
proceed to contractor selection, Charnock said.
Records show two other Bimini Bay dredging
projects in 1977 and 1984.
According to a 1974 letter detailing results of a sur-
vey done by Hendry Corporation, to dredge the channel
with one bend would require excavation of 35,000 cubic
yards. To dredge a straight channel would require remov-
ing 45,000 cubic yards. The surveyor selected a site on the
north end of Key Royale to contain the dredged spoil.
The cost of the permits and dredging was estimated
at $70,500. The state also required a fee of $1 per cubic
yard for the spoil. The letter noted that the state would
waive the fee if the public received the benefit of the spoil.
A 1977 contract with Bay-Con Industries Inc. esti-
mated the dredged spoil at 29,500 cubic yards. The
$70,500 cost remained the same. The spoil was to be
placed on adjacent submerged land.
However, in a 1981 letter concerning the need to
dredge the channel again, the figures were different. At
that time, Holmes Beach Mayor Charlotte Long told Anna
Maria Mayor Ernie Cagnina that the 1977 dredging was
funded with $17,384 in private contributions, $10,000
from Anna Maria and $46,671 from Holmes Beach, for
a total cost of $74.055.
The amount of dredged material in 1984 was 33,443
cubic yards. The cost of the dredge was $65,905, plus
$3,000 for marker replacement. The dredged material was
purchased by Baywood Builders for placement at North
Point Harbor. Baywood Builders agreed to pay $1.90 per
cubic yard, amounting to $63,500.
Baywood's engineering fees of $5,018 were to be
deducted, resulting in a refund to the two cities of $58,500.
The total was $17,000, said the minutes.
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Neighbor disputes code officer's rulings
By Pat Copeland
They may have to invoke the wisdom of Solomon
to settle two thorny cases that have dragged on for sev-
eral months, said Holmes Beach Code Enforcement
Board members last week.
The city's code enforcement officer says the prop-
erty owners are in compliance, a neighbor says they are
not, and the two property owners say they are being
persecuted and harassed.
Board members said they cannot make a decision
without further information and agreed to hold a pub-
lic hearing on both cases next month.
One case involves the property of George and
Sylvia Harris, 7602 Marina Drive. Last April the board
found them guilty of violating sections of the city's
code regarding maintaining a nuisance, a potential
breeding ground for mosquitoes and a junkyard. They
gave the couple 25 days to clean up their yard or face
a fine of $250 per day.
In a November update on the case, Code Enforce-
ment Officer Walter Wunderlich reported he told the
couple as long as they were making progress the fine
would not go into effect. The board then voted to give
the Harrises 25 days to complete the work or face a fine
of $25 per day.
Last week Wunderlich reported the property was
brought into compliance on Dec. 22.
However, neighbor Irene Flynn disagreed'and read
eight pages of remarks.
"I am contending that it is not in compliance,"
Flynn maintained. "It looks the same as it did in No-
vember. I absolutely dispute the city's ruling."
Bird rescue class
A free training class in how to rescue wild
birds is scheduled Saturday, Feb. 6, at 10:30 a.m.
at the Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary, 1708 Ken
Thompson Parkway, City Island, at the south end
of the New Pass bridge. Registration may be
made at 388-4444.
George Harris refuted Flynn and said, "I want you
to know this great diatribe that she read is as spurious
as anything that's ever been written. I've lived on this
Island 73 years and I've always lived at peace with my
neighbors. I want this stopped or I'm going to my law-
yer. I'm not going to live like this."
Stealey asked City Attorney Jim Dye if there is a
procedure to protest the city's ruling and Dye said
Flynn can ask for a hearing.
"There's no set procedure for this," Dye replied.
"You have the general power to call a hearing to decide
if the property really is in compliance. There are no
formal rules, just basic due process guidelines."
A second similar case involved the property of
Gloria and Philip Ware, 406 76th St. The couple was
cited last March under codes regarding maintaining a
nuisance, a potential breeding ground for mosquitoes
and a junkyard and not maintaining the premises.
In November, Wunderlich reported the Wares be-
gan cleanup but stopped, and the property began dete-
riorating again. The board ordered the Wares to bring
the property into compliance by Jan. 25.
Last week Wunderlich reported the property is in
compliance except for a trailer with an expired tag. How-
ever, Gloria Ware produced documentation that the trailer
is now licensed, and it was accepted by the board.
"I protest that they are in compliance," Flynn said.
"It's an eyesore and a nuisance. I would like a second
opinion from the city."
S"She can show pictures and give dates. It's a lie
and we can't defend ourselves," Gloria Ware said. "It's
perjury. She has nothing to do but look at my property
and find fault. I don't want any more harassment."
"What recourse do people involved have when one
of the people who testifies is not telling the truth?"
Philip Ware asked Dye.
"As a general rule people testifying at these types
of hearings almost always have absolute immunity
from civil action," Dye replied. "The policy is that
people should feel unencumbered to testify. Perjury is
a criminal offense. If you feel perjury was committed,
go to the police department, explain your situation and
it will be a police matter."
Stealey told board members they must decide if
both cases are closed.
"There have to be additional hearings so we can
resolve black and white issues," member Joe Bracken
said. "It seems incredible to me that both sides are so
The other board member agreed in both cases.
Stealey instructed all parties to prepare testimony,
photographs and documents to present at the hearings
slated for Feb. 26.
Anna Maria City
2/9, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Commission election
2/4, 7 p.m., Commission meeting
2/4, 9 a.m., Commission work session fol-
lowed by meeting on traffic control at Mana-
2/9, 7 p.m., Commission work session
2/11, 1:30 p.m., Retirement Board
2/10, 7:30 p.m., Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center Board of Directors, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria.
2/4, 7 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda: Com-
munity Redevelopment Agency and grant-seeking in-
formation discussion, appointment to board of adjust-
ment, transfer of Island Transportation Planning Orga-
nization chairmanship, Bridge Street Arts Festival up-
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Incumbent Commissioner Doug Wolfe said for the
past 10 years he has dedicated himself to protecting the
City of Anna Maria and keeping it the way the people
"Change, for the sake of change, is not always
good," Wolfe said. Cimino
On the issues
Where do you stand on the bike path?
McKay: I don't believe we need designated bike
paths throughout the city.
Trudelle: I'm excited about it, I think it's a great
thing. It's what the people wanted.
Wolfe: We already have a bike lane on Gulf Drive,
but the city is considering a bike path using the side-
walk along the beach west of the entrance to the: city.
Funding the bike path may be a problem. If the fund-
ing comes from the state or federal government, it may
have a lot of strings attached.
Cimino: I think it's a good thing because it's pro-
tecting the citizens from traffic, protecting the tourists
from traffic, and protecting us from the tourists, I think
it should be done.
Do you think the city should proceed with pur-
chasing electric cars to replace city vehicles?
Trudelle: I think it should be done on a trial basis
to test for performance. I think anything to help the city
with funding is a good thing.
Wolfe: The city has received a grant to purchase an
electric vehicle. We are not going to use it to replace
one of our fleet, but as a substitute vehicle that will help
cut down on noise and air pollution.
Cimino: It's too expensive. If we want to be a
clean-air city then we should consider purchasing sur-
plus vehicles from power or cable companies and trans-
ferring the engines to propane. Taxpayers shouldn't be
paying for electric cars.
McKay: If we are looking to change what previ-
ously we have been accustomed to, then I think the
alternative is the electric car.
Where do you stand with the cell tower issue?
Wolfe: We still have a moratorium in effect. It's
something that the federal government is making us do.
I'm hoping once the tower in Holmes Beach is in full
operation, it will suffice for all our needs and we won't
have to build one.
Cimino: We don't need one. There's one already,
a minute's drive down the road. I'd rather not see a
tower here. If technology can't reach from here to
there, then there's something wrong.
McKay: If it has to be, then it should go on public
property. The reason why we extended the moratorium
is because we were told technology is changing rapidly
and other alternatives may come about.
Trudelle: I would support it because it's needed for
the future. Hopefully modern technology will progress
to the point where we won't need a cell tower.
Should the city amend its current alcohol bever-
age ordinance to allow those restaurants who desire a
beer and wine license an opportunity to obtain one?
Cimino: I think the city should allow Sign of the
Mermaid and Ato's restaurants to obtain a beer and
wine license. It's taking money out of every person's
pocket who is involved in the restaurant business.
McKay: These individuals need some type of re-
lief, but I have a problem with making an exception for
only the two restaurants. The whole picture should be
looked at because other individuals will be affected by
our ordinance in the future.
Trudelle: This is situation that has people in the city
concerned with what will happen with future establish-
ments if an exception is made for only two. I really think
there is a solution. The problem is to find it.
Wolfe: I'll let the people decide. The people are the
ones who wanted it in the first place. It is a common
misconception that the city is responsible for giving out
licenses. It has nothing to do with the city. The state
controls the issuing of alcohol beverage licenses. Our
zoning laws stipulate where an establishment may sell
alcohol. The commission is considering exceptions for
these two restaurants.
Would you be in favor of changing zoning from
residential to commercial?
Cimino: No. We have enough commercial areas in
McKay: No. I think my record shows that I'll stay
Trudelle: No. At this time I don't see any further
use of more commercial properties.
Wolfe: Absolutely no. Two years ago I said I shall
never change zoning and two occasions have come up
since then. I voted no on both of them.
Would you be in favor of consolidating police,
public wqrks or building departments between the
three Island cities?
McKay: I'm looking forward to see the three cit-
ies cooperate on this issue, though not necessarily con-
Trudelle: I have no research on that and can't an-
swer at this time.
Wolfe: At the present time, we have an interlocal
agreement with Holmes Beach. In the event we need
each others' police, public works or building depart-
ments, we are covered.
Cimino: We pay $320,000 per year for the contract
with the sheriff's department. I would be for it only if
it costs us a lot less money. We're paying a lot right
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Should the city have its own police department
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Trudelle: I've never given that issue any thought
and would have to do some research on that.
Wolfe: We had our own police department and
unfortunately it gets very political. We had nine chiefs
in eight years. We have a good deal now. Included in
the price is the availability of a helicopter, forensics
department and marine patrol. We have access to the
Cimino: Monetarily, it doesn't seem feasible.
McKay: Speaking from experience, what we have
today is better than what we would have with the city's
own police department. The next step is to start look-
ing at consolidating police departments.
Where do you stand on beach renourishment?
Cimino: It's an issue I'd like to do some more re-
search on. I'd like to see the beaches renourished, but
then it's a question of whether a storm is going to blow
in a week later and take it all away.
McKay: We're going to take care of areas that are
detrimental. Individuals who have heavy beach erosion
are signing on with the county.
Trudelle: From what I understand, it's going to be
Wolfe: The area between White and Spring will be
renourished. Beyond that it's up to the individuals, but
the city is going ahead with beach renourishment.
How would you look to continue infrastructure
work such as drainage without the windfall sales tax
coming to the city?
McKay: Lay down your expenses and expenditures
and move forward. The city will still survive. We will
be more low-key about infrastructure, but it will still
get done, just as it always has.
Trudelle: You just have to do what you have to do
with the money you have to do it with.
Wolfe: The sales tax money coming into the city was
icing on the cake. It wasn't really planned as an integral
part of our budget, so when it was discontinued, it didn't
hurt us much at all. The work will get done.
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Holmes Beach to get electric car
Holmes Beach has received a grant of ap-
proximately $7,500 from the Florida Suncoast
Clean Cities Coalition to purchase an electric car.
The grant was written in November by Commis-
sioner Luke Courtney.
According to the award letter, the city can
purchase a two-seat passenger version of the ve-
hicle for under $8,000, including accessories and
Cimino: If the money isn't there we'll just have to
Do you think something could be done about
improving the traffic flow on Gulf Drive? The
city's rights of way are being used by businesses.
Do you see a problem with cars parking on the
Trudelle: There's a lot of businesses on the main
drag that utilize parking in the right of way. If you take
it all away, you can get into big trouble. I'd like to dis-
cuss that as an issue with the people before comment-
ing on that.
Wolfe: Parking at the post office is on private prop-
erty. The parking situation will be alleviated when the
post office moves to its new site.
Cimino: I have a problem with the city not main-
taining rights of way. There should be an agreement
between city and property owners and the owners
should be able to use it as they see fit if they are
McKay: I think you'll see some calming of traffic
if the post office moves. The city is also looking into
purchasing property for parking in that area.
Would you be in favor of doing some research
and finding grant money to buy the property across
from the city pier on North Bay Boulevard for pier
enhancement or additional parking?
Cimino: Yes. I think there's a parking problem. It
needs to be researched. I'm sure that property costs a
McKay: I think I have been aggressive about the
city purchasing property, but it always comes back in
shipping charges. The letter lists two manufactur-
ers of the vehicles, both of which offer 10 percent
discounts for coalition members.
Global Electric Motorcars' vehicles vary in
price from $7,100 to $9,400, while Bombardier ve-
hicles range in price from $7,100 to $7,400. The
letter states that the coalition will assist the city in
negotiating a price with either manufacturer.
my face. I don't disagree that we should pursue grants,
but there's always strings attached to grants.
Trudelle: There is a concern with residents that
more parking space will bring more people. I would be
in favor of pursuing a grant. It's an investment for fu-
Wolfe: The city is looking into four separate par-
cels of land. We haven't entered into negotiations, but
the city is seriously endeavoring to find more parking
space for the beachgoers.
Are you in favor of a flat fee for the rent on the
city pier lease or should it be a percentage of sales?
Also, do you think the city should take over main-
tenance of the pier?
Wolfe: The public works department thinks they
could do a better job maintaining the city pier. I have
an idea to close the pier when the lease period is over,
then rebuild it to make it safe and sound and rebid the
franchise. We're also looking at accepting bids from
Cimino: I'm interested in looking at securing a
percentage of sales. I think we need to keep [pier fran-
chisee John Home] there, but we need to get more
money for rent.
McKay: I think the lessee will do the bare minimum
and the city would take better care of it. I don't like the first
offer, but I'm for a fixed lease. If you get into percentages,
somebody is going to have to check the figures.
Trudelle: It makes no difference whether it be fixed
or a percentage as long as the end result is an advan-
tage to the city. As far as maintenance, the city better
be prepared to go out there every day.
I[ PAGE 6 0. FEBRUARY 3, 1999 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Anna Maria election choices
Four people are vying for two commission seats in
the city of Anna Maria. The two candidates who re-
ceive the most votes will take office.
Seeking re-election are incumbent city commission-
ers George McKay and Doug Wolfe. Challenging them
are political newcomers Jason Cimino and Ellen Trudelle.
Anna Maria voters are faced with opting for status
quo, or handing the torch to one, or both, newcomers.
Although young at 29, Cimino is feisty, spirited,
and eager to serve the city. He has fresh ideas and chal-
lenges the city's way of doing things.
Perhaps idealistic, Cimino has visions of getting
residents more involved in the daily operation of gov-
ernment. Some of his ideas about government are na-
ive, but with experience he could prove to be a key
player in the game of politics.
In contrast, Trudelle has a laid-back style. She ap-
pears to have the city's interests at heart. She is a stable
citizen and has involved herself in the community in
her 15 years as resident. Unfortunately, she's failed to
take the election ball and run with it, instead passing it
off to the people. A candidate should be more expres-
sive of his or her views on issues that affect citizens to
allow the electorate to make their decision.
Although we welcome both Trudelle and Cimino
in their decision to seek public office, and commend
them for their dedication to their city, they don't mea-
sure up to the experience possessed by the incumbents.
McKay, a business owner, has proven himself as
a dedicated servant of the people. He is knowledgeable
about issues confronting Anna Maria and is supportive
of residents who approach him. McKay's willingness
to cooperate with the other Island governmental bod-
ies, Manatee County and the state proves he is open-
minded. He doesn't rule out the possibility of one day
uniting Island government departments or services.
Wolfe, previously a school administrator, has a
solid command of city ordinances but often tends to
avoid taking a position on issues. Although his stated
goal is to protect the City of Anna Maria from change,
such a narrow view has the potential to limit the city's
potential and may eventually have a price tag.
Wolfe is opposed to pursuing grants for what he
perceives as negative "strings" attached, which may do
the city more harm than good.
The Islander Bystander endorses George McKay.
For the second vote, we recommend you make a
choice between incumbent Doug Wolfe and the possi-
bility that a newcomer may offer some refreshing
"Sunshine" to the city. It's possible Cimino could end
a long-standing pact between Wolfe and the mayor and
refresh our faith in city government.
Please vote Feb. 9.
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No meat to the matter
Anna Maria will get what it deserves.
Tuesday, Jan. 12, I attended a commission meeting
at Anna Maria City Hall that was supposed to discuss
the new lease at the pier.
I, one other person and one commissioner ad-
dressed the issue. About 15 to 20 people, including the
mayor and three other commissioners, spent the
evening extolling the virtues of the tenant and what a
great person he is.
I just hope after we get a new lease, they will feel
the same way.
John Bacich, Anna Maria
Thanks for memories
Your feature on Anna Maria Elementary School's
retiring Principal Jim Kronus in the last edition cap-
tured the true spirit of the man to whom we have en-
trusted our children for 25 years.
It was a fitting tribute following the program last
Friday evening at the school. That was.a five-Kleenex
evening for me and many others as well. I expected a
little open house with a few parents and children but the
extravaganza of well wishers, food, entertainment,
community spirit and gratitude was overwhelming.
I congratulate those who worked on the committee
led by Marlene Fletcher and Anne Floto and strongly
supported by countless parent volunteers and staff.
Everyone is still talking about school business partner
Gary Wooten of the Sandbar, who coordinated food
contributed from more than 20 restaurants and also
worked on the program concept, which was inspired.
The Manatee High School Jazz Band was a spectacu-
lar touch, especially since some of its most talented
members are "Kronus Kids."
The best parts of the evening for me were:
The traffic jam just to get to the school requiring
the police to direct traffic!
The number of teenagers who, on a Friday night,
came to the party and had so much fun they stayed!
The program in the auditorium was great from be-
-ginning to end, but the highlights for me were the slide
show of various Jim Kronus "antics," as he joined the
kids in a little revelry over the years.
The poem "Remember Us" written and delivered
by Kelsey Taylor. Her words and presentation perfectly
expressed what we all feel.
What an amazing and well-deserved tribute to Mr.
Twelve years ago, like many others, I entrusted
those most precious to me, my children, to his care.
And I have been grateful every single day since for him
and what he did for my own and every other island
child whose lives he touched.
I know he will enjoy his retirement and that we will
continue to see him in the community and, at the re-
quest of the new principal, as a volunteer in the Kronus
Community Technology Center, which is projected to
open in February.
Thanks for the memories Mr. K! You are one of
Janet Aubry, Holmes Beach
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
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 FEBRUARY 3, 1999 M PAGE 7 
THOSE WERE THE AYS
Part 17, The Life and Loves of Hernando De Soto
by June Alder
The horse was
success of the
the people of
the New World.
In the winter of 1538-39 two brigan-
tines flying the red-and-gold colors of
Spain inched cautiously up the Gulf of
Mexico along the coastline of La Florida
- "land of flowers," as explorer Juan
Ponce de Le6n had named it 25 years
The two ships with 50 eager adventur-
ers on board had been sent to spy out the
best landing place for Hemando De Soto's
expeditionary force now idling in Havana
Bay. In charge of the scouting mission was
a brilliant young man (32) named Juan
Afiasco. Possibly the best educated of De
Soto's officers, he was a skilled navigator,
cosmographer and astrologer.
After several months of exploring,
Afiasco returned to report to De Soto -
according to a letter Juan wrote the King
of Spain that he had found "the most
convenient place that could be desired,
very near, only some 75 or 80 leagues
from this land (Cuba), inhabited and
The convenient spot Afiasco chose
to launch the expedition was the lovely
bay that Anna Maria Islanders are lucky
to live on today the stretch of water
we now know as Tampa Bay.*
While Afiasco was away De Soto
was carrying out the plans for his ar-
He bought at least four farms near the
city to raise crops. He acquired several
cattle ranches and engaged workers -
mostly enslaved Indians and blacks to
operate them. (Under his contract with the
King, De Soto was obligated to furnish
and pay for enough supplies to sustain the
nearly 1,000 expeditioners for 18 months.)
He also bought one more ship, had
another built in the Havana shipyard and
signed on more soldiers to replace desert-
ers (many made liaisons with local
De Soto had to act quickly to find a
replacement for his former second-in-
command and friend Nufio De Tovar
whom he dismissed for impregnating his
wife Isabel's young cousin Leonor. The
man he appointed was the opposite of
the dashing, devil-may-care Tovar.
Former military officer Vasco
Porcallo De Figueroa was 55, stout and
too out-of-shape to do much fighting.
But he was rich and De Soto needed his
money. He'd helped finance PAnfilo De
NarvAez's unsuccessful Florida expedi-
tion of 1528. Porcallo happily contrib-
uted 86 more horses to beef up De
De Soto had two important tasks to
carry out before his fleet sailed.
On May 10, 1539, he signed a will
witnessed by Juan Afiasco as comptrol-
ler of the expedition. It contained de-
tailed instructions for his funeral "in
the sepulchre where lies my mother in
the Church of San Miguel in Xerez (his
hometown)." It provided for his wife,
his future offspring ("should God give
me children"), an illegitimate daughter
that "I left in Nicaragua," and "a boy
who they say is my son." -
De Soto made no mention of the love
child he fathered in the bed of an Incan
princess. But he left Leonor De
Bobadilla, his wife's cousin, 1,000 duc-
ats. And to her husband Nuflo De Tovar
- who "done her wrong"-he willed
500 ducats "to avoid delicacy or doubts."
The day before his fleet was to sail,
Hernando formally handed his powers
over to the person who would serve as
acting governor and adelantado (mili-
tary leader) of Cuba in his absence. His
wife, Isabel De Bobadilla, was his
choice. As far as we know she was the
only female to attain such a high posi-
tion in Spain's New World colonies.
The responsibilities that fell on
Isabel's slender shoulders would be
more burdensome than she could ever
*Though there are dissenters, Tampa
Bay has been officially recognized
since 1939 as the locale of De Soto's
arrival in Florida in 1539. At this point
in time, anyone who would dare try to
take De Soto away from us surely
would face a native uprising of horrific
Next: The conquest
of Florida begins
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Anna Maria's John Bacich was part of a TV special for a Minneapolis station.
John Bacich: 'king of Skid Row'
By Jim Hanson
John Bacich just wanted to do the right thing. He
ended up as "the king of Skid Row," doing well enough
to retire to Anna Maria Island, and starring in a TV
He became the revered "Johnny Rex" of the Min-
neapolis Skid Row, mentor and drill sergeant and
chronicler and even savior of hundreds of habitu6s
there in the 1950s until urban renewal cleaned it up and
scattered "my guys."
Bacich owned the Sourdough Bar and liquor store
and the flophouse overhead. "The boys" could get a
cheap drink there, avoid the responsibilities they hated,
and forget it all. "Johnny Rex" made sure they awoke
the next morning.
He also owned cameras, one of them a 16-millime-
ter Bell & Howell movie camera. He took stills and
movies in black and white, some of them helpful to law
enforcement officers chasing criminals on the dodge.
He has photos of "two or three hundred guys."
He has saved the film and pictures, and some
weeks ago a producer put them together and made a TV
special of the old days, with old days specialist Bacich
narrating. The Minnesota station that aired the special
reports a strong, approving reception.
Bacich was sympathetic to all the 5,000 or more
down-and-out denizens of that blighted part of down-
town Minneapolis. He took care of a few hundred, es-
pecially veterans who weren't able to make the transi-
tion back to civilian life after World War II. A vet him-
self, Bacich saw to it that dead veterans got military
burial at nearby Fort Snelling. For civilians who died,
he arranged civilian burial.
"Mostly they were workingmen, lumberjacks
and railroad workers and construction stiffs and har-
vest hands laid off for the season. They didn't want
any responsibility of any kind. When they had
money, I'd make money on them. When it ran out,
what was I going to do throw them out in the
The "rooms" in his 50-cents-a-night-when-you-
can-pay flophouse were quarter-inch plywood walls
with chicken wire ceilings for security. A World War
II infantry drill instructor before taking a commission
and working in military intelligence in Europe, he ran
his hotel like a regiment, making his tenants keep it as
clean as a barrack.
It was a neighborhood of winos and hookers, of
fighting and killing, of soul-shriveling selfishness and
great kindness. And of memorable characters, most of
"There was one man, alcoholic, who went on the
wagon and got back together with his wife and kids,
showed up one day drunk and heading for-Pennsylva-
nia. I tried to stop him, but you can't stop a drunk. He
got on a freeway and killed the whole carful in an ac-
IThen there was the beautiful kid, "handsomest
human I've ever seen, black hair, blue eyes, alcoholic.
I tried to straighten him out, too." Bacich found him
dead in his hotel. Age 22.
In 1961 the city bought and condemned 17 blocks.
sent in the bulldozers and ultimately replaced Skid
Row with high-rises. "I'll bet that for every dollar of
taxes the city got from those old properties, it gets $500
or $600 now," said Bacich. And "my guys" went along
with their Skid Row, took their drinking and their
rowdiness and their sadness elsewhere, just went away.
After 10 years of it, Bacich had grown to hate the
PLEASE SEE BACICH, NEXT PAGE
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 FEBRUARY 3, 1999 U PAGE 9 JI]
Owner leaves town after code board citation
By Pat Copeland
After being served with papers ordering him to
appear before the Holmes Beach Code Enforcement
Board, a property owner left town last week.
In his absence, the board found C.J. Stafford of
6814 Palm Drive guilty of unpermitted construction at
6812 Palm Drive and fined him $250.
The case first came before the board in November
BACICH, FROM PAGE 8
liquor business by then, so he moved on to Minneapo-
lis real estate and banking. His first wife dead of alco-
hol-related problems, he married a lovely young law-
yer and artist and eventually found his way south.
South to sunshine
"We brought our six kids to Anna Maria and stayed
for three weeks just two blocks from where we are
now," Bacich said.
He bought a lot on the Gulf in Anna Maria and
built, a house on it, finishing it in 1974. Gradually he
sold off his residential properties, then his interest in a
bank. He retains half a dozen commercial properties in
Minneapolis, he said. The Bacichs spend May to Sep-
tember there, the rest of the year here.
He is mostly glad for the years along Skid Row,
glad to have been able to help some of those who
needed it most, glad now that those times are behind
him he wouldn't want to do it again.
when Code Enforcement Officer Walter Wunderlich ex-
plained that a water leak damaged two units in the duplex
and Stafford began repairs plus other construction work.
Wunderlich said he told Stafford he must have a per-
mit for the work, which included knocking out a wall and
replacing a floor, tile and carpeting. When Stafford picked
up the permit application, Wunderlich told him he must
also have a licensed contractor to perform the work.
Wunderlich explained that a resident-owner can do
the work himself, but Stafford is leasing the property.
When renovating rental property, an owner must hire
a licensed contractor for certain types of work, such as
structural, electrical and plumbing.
Work continued, but Stafford did not file the permit
application, so Wunderlich said he posted a stop-work
order. Work was then completed on one of the units while
other work continued, all in violation of the order.
When it was determined that Stafford was not
properly notified of the hearing before traveling home
to England, City Attorney Jim Dye said the board could
not take action. The board agreed to notify Stafford that
the case would be heard in January.
"In January I noticed his vehicle was here, so I sent
him a second certified letter about this board meeting,"
Wunderlich said. "It came back unclaimed. I called his
house on Jan. 13 and left a message that I had all the
copies of the paperwork he needed."
Wunderlich said Stafford came into his office on
Jan. 14 and picked up the paperwork. Wunderlich said
he served Stafford with the notice of the meeting, but
Stafford returned to England on Jan. 16.
Board member Joe Bracken asked why Stafford
refused to get a permit.
"He said he didn't want to pay for a licensed con-
tractor when he could do the work himself and hire his
own people," Wunderlich replied.
Chairman Chuck Stealey said there are three issues
- not having a permit, violating the stop-work order
and not hiring a licensed contractor.
Dye said because of due process requirements, the
board can only rule on the permit violation because
Stafford was only cited for that.
Member Don Schroder asked if the board could in-
struct Wunderlich to cite Stafford on the other violations.
Dye said that must come from the city, not the board. '
"What happens if he comes back and continues to
work?" Stealey asked.
"If there are additional violations, the code en-
forcement officer must address them before they come
back to the board," Dye said. "Don't worry about what
may or may not happen in the future."
Action postponed on
The Manatee County Commission deferred
action on loud boats in Anna Maria Sound and
nearby bays Tuesday. New information was
provided at press time that caused the delay
from scheduled action at that meeting, although
public comment mostly negative was
heard on noisy boats during the public hearing.
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Tingley book sale
Tingley Memorial Library hopes to attract
Bradenton Beach festival goers to visit its book sale,
held in conjunction with the annual historic Bridge
The fifth annual book sale will be Saturday and
Sunday, Feb.6 and 7, at the library, 111 2nd St.,
Bradenton Beach. Hours both days are 10 a.m. to 5
Books range in price from 25 cents for paper-
backs and 50 cents for hard cover on up to individu-
ally priced special books and first editions. Magazines
also are on sale for 5 cents.
There's still time to donate books for the sale,
said library volunteers the institution has no tax
support but relies instead on volunteers, donations and
Also at the library is an exhibit of architectural
renderings by Emily Ann Smith of Eatman & Smith
Architecture, Bradenton Beach. They include "before
and after" drawings, exemplifying such work as the
recent renovation of the Catalina Resort into the
Tortuga Inn Resort.
concert next Wednesday
The Gulf Coast Sandpiper Chorus of the Mana-
tee County Barbershop Singers will present skilled
harmony and a repertoire of sentimental popular
songs in a concert at noon Wednesday, Feb. 10, at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center. Admission
will be $2 per person with proceeds to benefit the
Center's after-school program for children ages 5
through 12 years.
Approximately 20 members of the chorus will
perform as a group and in quartets under the direction
of Sally Lloyd. The 20-year-old local organization is
a member of the 35,000-member Society for the Pres-
ervation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet
Singing in America. The chorus returns to the Center
after an entertaining premiere engagement last Feb-
ruary. The concert will be indoors and seating will be
provided. The Center is located at 407 Magnolia Ave.,
For more information, call the Center at 778-
Off Stage Ladies
meet at Quay
Off Stage Ladies, the support group for Island
Players Theatre, will have a Valentine luncheon
Wednesday, Feb. 10, beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the
Waterside Room at the Sarasota Quay, Tamiami Trail
and Fruitville Road.
Members are to be accompanied by their mates or
best friends, said hostesses Phyllis Elfenbein and Dor-
othy Simches. Reservations may be made and details
obtained at 794-2188.
Island Singles hear
The Island Singles organization will hear a lec-
ture by Dr. Agnes Nail on "Allergies" at a meeting
Wednesday, Feb. 10, at the Cafe on the Beach, 4000
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Breakfast will be at 9 a.m., followed by the pro-
gram at 10. Details may be obtained at 778-3390.
'America's First Ladies'
Linda O'Connor-Levy will present a slide and
script program, "America's First Ladies," at the
Friends of the Island Branch Library program Tues-
day, Feb. 9, at the library, 5701Marina Drive, Holmes
O'Connor-Levy is supervisor of branches and
outreach services of the Manatee County Public Li-
brary System. She said her program was inspired by
the books "First Ladies," by Margaret Truman, and
"The Smithsonian Book of First Ladies: Their Lives,
Times and Issues."
The free program is open to the public,with tick-
ets available at the library circulation desk. Details are
available at 778-6341.
Diesing's celebrate 60 years
William and Margaret Diesing, Holmes Beach, were
married on Dec. 31, 1938, by Pastor Kuehn at a
Lutheran Church in Clawson, Mich. They recently
celebrated their anniversary with friends and family.
Children-and spouses of the couple are Glenn and
Joyce Diesing, Diane and Bill Saylor, Linda and
Dan Moga, Janet and Greg Zeimis, Keith and
Bonnie Diesing and Terri Diesing, wife of the late
Dennis Diesing. He retired as a farmer in the 1980s
and she retired as a nurse and homemaker in the
'70s. They have six children, 13 grandchildren and
five great grandchildren.
set at St. Bernard
A pancake breakfast is planned from 8 to 11 a.m.
Sunday, Feb. 7, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S.
Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. A homemade bake sale
will be in conjunction with pancakes, sausage, orange
juice and coffee. Breakfast prices are $2.50 for adults,
$1 for children. Details are available at 778-4769.
Valentine dessert party
St. Bernard Guild will stage its annual Valentine
Dessert Card Party at noon Tuesday, Feb. 9, at St. Bernard
Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
A raffle and door prizes are on the program, said
Burdette Doerr of the guild. Tickets are $3. Reserva-
tions may be made at 778-7370 and 778-4769.
Arpke heading back to
Raymond Arpke, owner and chef of Euphemia
Haye restaurant on Longboat Key, is turning right
around and going back to New York City as one of 10
semifinalists in the U.S. in an Italian cooking contest.
Arpke had just returned from a stint as CBS "Chef
on a Shoestring," where he purchased groceries and
prepared a meal for under $20 live on the morning
Now he will be back Sunday through Tuesday,
Feb. 7-9, to compete in the Italian Culinary Institute for
Foreigners International Rice Competition.
The institute challenged professionals to create
dishes using Italian rice, and Chef Arpke originated
"Wine Braised Duck With 'Dirty' Risotto and Olives."
The winner of the competition next week will partici-
pate in the final contest, which will take place in
Costigliole d'Asti, Italy.
Euphemia Haye is at 5540 Gulf of Mexico Drive.
'Joanna' to be topic of
The general meeting of the Episcopal Church
Women of the Church of the Annunciation will be at
10:15 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, in the parish hall, 4408
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Dee Terjesen, diocesan chair of Christian growth
Sand development, will present a program on "Women
Sof. the Bible Joanna." Lunch will follow at noon.
;Details may be obtained at 778-1638.
Watercolors by two artists are on display during
February at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
Kim Attwooll, is a graduate of Parson's School of
Design, a teacher in stained glass and batik and an art-
ist of book covers, posters and advertisements, with
works hung in galleries in North Carolina, New York
Dolores Engler, who had a 42-picture one-woman
show in Steyr, Austria, at the invitation of that city's
mayor, is presently affiliated with Manatee Art League,
Longboat Key Center for the Arts and Florida Suncoast
Information is available at 778-6341.
Bingo on Thursdays at
Bingo is scheduled this Thursday evening and ev-
ery Thursday at 7 p.m. at Annie Silvers Community
Center, 23rd Street and Avenue C in Bradenton Beach.
Price is three cards for $1.
Millman to speak at Key
Center Feb. 4
Howard Millman, Asolo State Theatre artistic di-
rector, will speak at the Longboat Key Center for the
Arts Thursday, Feb. 4, at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $12,
and tickets are available at the door.
The center is at 6860 Longboat Drive S., in the
village at the north end of Longboat Key.
Millman served as Asolo's managing director from
1968 to 1980. During his tenure with the theatre, Time
Magazine called Asolo one of the leading theaters in
the United States in 1976.
Millman left Sarasota for Rochester, N.Y., and
assisted in creation of a new theater, raising $3 million
for the GeVa Theater. In 1994, he returned to Sarasota
and the Asolo.
For more information, call 383-2345.
Pressed flower class
A three-session class in the art of flower pressing
will be offered at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, from 12:30
to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, Feb. 23 and March 2.
Instructor Beverly Filka will teach students to create
bookmarks, note cards, gift tags and more. The class
fee will be $30 with starter kits available at a nominal
Class size will be limited to the first 10 students to
sign up. To preregister, call the Center at 778-1908.
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Heather Dawn Greathouse and Mark John Glaser
were married at sunset on the beach in Bradenton
Beach. Both are from Garrettsville, Ohio, where they
are making their home after a honeymoon in
Bradenton Beach. She is daughter of Linda
Greathouse of Warren, Ohio, and Delmos
Greathouse of Garrettsville. The bridegroom is the
son of Mr.and Mrs. William Snyder of Holmes Beach
and Jack Glaser of Garrettsville. The ceremony was
performed by Kelley Cohen of the Marriage Place.
55 Alive coming
The 55 Alive senior driving program of the Ameri-
can Association of Retired Persons will be offered on
the Island Feb. 17 and 18, with registration required as
soon as possible at 729-7742.
The classes will be from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the
Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Participants must be 50 or older, and attend both
days to qualify for an insurance discount.
Jazz concert Tuesday at
Longboat arts center
A jazz concert will be held Tuesday, Feb. 9 at the
Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6860 Longboat
Drive S., beginning at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $12, and
tickets are available at the door.
Performing will be Kenny Soderblom, Bob
Switzer, Mark Neuenschwander and Jonny Varro. Se-
lections will include sounds from the Chicago jazz
greats of the 1930s.
For more information, call 383-2345.
Making the grade
Truck loads offill dirt have recently been added to the site of the long-anticipated Babe Ruth baseballfield in
Holmes Beach named for Birdie Tebbetts, a major league ball player, manager and scout of recognition and a
resident of Anna Maria. According to Dan Ramsey of the Manatee County Parks and Recreation Department,
the next step is to check elevations to make sure there's enough fill. The field will then be graded, clay will be
added and the irrigation system installed. Ramsey said it will be approximately three weeks until grading
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Moseying to the museum
Travel Easy Tours recently brought this
group from Waconia, Wisc., to visit the
Anna Maria Island Historical Museum and
the Island's beaches. Tour guides Moe and
Carol Klingle, known as "Mosey Along With
Moe," led the group, which traveled three
days to get to Bradenton. In addition to the
museum, the group plans to visit DeSoto
Memorial, Mixon Fruit Farms, Ellenton
Outlet Mall, Ringling Museums, the dog
races in Sarasota and aflea market in Ft.
Myers. On the return trip the group will stop
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SPublic Works Supervisor Joe Duennes said site is now occupied by the garden store, Every-
C ity getting Holmes Beach is getting informal bids to re- thing Under The Sun.
place a crushed storm drainage pipe along Ma- His target date is immediately after Easter,
bids to fix 58th rina Drive at 58th Street. Duennes said.
Duennes said the pipe was crushed when The delay is so the work doesn't block the
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'Don't take your organs to heaven,
heaven knows we need them here'
By Jim Hanson
Sharon "Buffy" Liebe is sure now that her trans-
planted organs are there to stay. Hers is a double trans-
plant, kidney and pancreas. That was after a stillbirth,
diabetes and sudden blindness.
And she's happy, which must be some kind of en-
dorsement of the human spirit in the right person.
She is the daughter of longtime Islander Betty Ann
Beer, sister of Privateer Grant Beer. She visited Anna
Maria Island many times, and hopes to do so again.
And she is a crusader for organ donations.
"There are 50 organs in the body that can be trans-
planted," she said from her home in Wisconsin. "I
wouldn't be here without other people's generosity
with their dying bodies, and it should be passed along
by anyone who can."
She has enough pain and tragedy in her life for a
dozen people. It began in 1979 with the stillbirth of a
son, when she developed diabetes. Seven years later the
diabetes caused retinopathy, which soon blinded her.
She learned how to live without sight, but fought
on with 26 eye surgeries. Eighteen months of that and
she could see again.
Diabetes kept up its attack on her body, especially
on her kidneys. By late 1996 she was on the list for
kidney and pancreas transplants at the hospital of the
University of Wisconsin/Madison.
Until a donor was found, she was on dialysis, the
process that cleans the blood when kidneys can't. She
continued to work at the Menominee Casino, Bingo
and Hotel to validate her medical leave.
Suddenly she was paralyzed from the shoulders
down, probably by neuropathy, a degenerative disease
of the nerves. In a nursing home in Green Bay she
gradually learned such difficult tasks as loosening her
claw-like hand enough to hold a toothbrush.
Finally she could live at home again, and there she got
word of a donor. Although the survival rate was only 18
percent, she opted for the rare double transplant.
It worked, though the kidney was a "sleeper," not
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functioning until it awakened a week after its installa-
tion. At 51, she was a survivor.
She's home again now, walking about 40 steps
without a cane, able to do the dishes, knit, play Frisbee
with the family dog. She credits her recovery to God,
her husband and their daughter.
Her mother is almost as happy as Buffy. She and
her husband, Alois Beer, left Wisconsin for Holmes
Beach in 1971, and newlywed Buffy stayed up north.
Ms. Beer worked at the former Island Bank, and
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in Holmes Beach until last year when she moved to the
City Village retirement home in Bradenton. Her hus-
band lives in Bradenton, and so does their son Grant,
a home remodeling specialist who is a longtime mem-
ber of the Anna Maria Island Privateers.
Ms. Beer said Buffy is a devoted promoter of the
cause of organ donation a bumper sticker on her
wheelchair says "Don't take your organs to heaven,
heaven knows we need them here."
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'Vultures are angels compared to crows'
By Jim Hanson
Robert Byers of Holmes Beach has a thing for
birds. He loves birds.
Except crows. Them, he can't stand.
He brought his loathing south from his native
Wisconsin, where he says crows are pests at least as
bad as on Anna Maria Island.
"They drive out the jays and bluebirds and
woodpeckers and robins, they fight the gulls on the
beach, I even saw a mob of them chase an osprey out
of a tree.
"Many, many songbirds are gone from here be-
cause of them. Aside from raccoons, they are the
nastiest things here, the most vicious bird alive."
They eat other birds' young, he said, if they
don't get to the eggs first. "Vultures are angels com-
pared with crows," he maintains, for the vultures
clean up dead creatures while crows kill them.
Byers has a solution: Shotguns.
"Let the sheriff issue permits for a few responsible,
trained Islanders and run them out of our territory with
birdshot. The pressure would move them out."
Carl Martin of Key Royale is sympathetic but
not optimistic about Byers' solution. Martin is the
unofficial chief of the Audubon Society on the Is-
land and like Byers has decades of experience in
"Crows certainly aren't lovable," he said. "But
bluejays rob nests too, and others have disagreeable
habits. Birds have to make a living."
As for the shotgun approach, he doubts authori-
ties would go along. The Florida Game and Fresh
Water Fish Commission would be the agency to au-
thorize the shooting, he said. There was no interest
in the proposition there this week.
Likewise the Manatee County Sheriff's Depart-
ment. It's Holmes Beach's jurisdiction, said depart-
ment spokesman Dave Bristow.
And it won't fly in Holmes Beach, said Police
Chief Jay Romine. Discharging a firearm in the city
is illegal, and no exceptions even for crows. "Be-
sides, the liability problem is just too great."
Of course, as Martin said, "nobody goes to jail
for killing birds. But anyone who does will get tre-
mendous criticism from his neighbors."
In Ohio where Martin came from, he said, "mil-
lions of starlings were an awful problem and all
kinds of things were tried against them." A tape of
dying starlings suffering was played, "but it just
made the millions come to see what was going on."
Poisons were set out, but all birds ate them.
He's still sympathetic, but as for exposing crows
to shotgunners, "I'm afraid he'd be fighting a losing
Robins, robins, who's got the robins?
By Jim Hanson
They were there and they weren't.
Both those who saw robins on Anna Maria Is-
land last week and those who didn't see them were
There were a lot of the red-breasted swagger-
ers around 67th Street and Marina Drive last Thurs-
day. But they didn't stay long.
Several people called The Islander Bystander
to report the sightings, an increasingly unusual
event here because robins have been giving the Is-
land the back of their hand, or claw, for a few years.
They filled one residents back yard, gobbling
up peppertree berries on the ground, which cause
a "drunken state" in the red-breasted birds.
Carl Martin of Holmes Beach, who heads
Audubon Society matters here, said robins have
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been missing Anna Maria Island, and vice versa,
for reasons he doesn't quite grasp. Maybe the Is-
land has done something to offend them, or
maybe they've adopted a different route north and
Whatever, their large numbers last week
started to make up for their slight. But then they
"I traveled the Island from 67th Street both
directions, and I didn't see any robins," he said.
He thought the ones that passed through were
either late starters heading south or early starters
heading north, most likely the former.
Whatever, they'd best be hitting the aerial
road to get where they're going and back again -
"They're not what you'd ever call fast flyers,"
said Martin. "There are no SSTs among them."
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Jan. 22, disturbance, 200 block of Fir. The deputy
responded to the report of two subjects arguing and one
smashing things. He said the subject who answered the
door would not tell him what happened and said the sec-
ond subject left the scene.
Jan. 24, DUI, 200 block of Pine Avenue. The deputy
was running radar and clocked Jose L. Moncivaiz, 42, of
Gibsonton, traveling 42 mph in a 25-mph zone. The
deputy said when he stopped Moncivaiz, he observed sev-
eral open bottles and cans of beer in the vehicle. He ad-
ministered field performance tests to Moncivaiz and
placed him in custody.
Jan. 27, domestic disturbance, 500 block of Blue
Heron. The deputy reported two subjects became involved
in a verbal dispute and one left the residence. He issued a
domestic packet to the remaining subject.
Jan. 24, lost property a set of keys, Sports
Lounge, 116 Bridge Street.
Jan. 25, information, Coquina Bayside recycling bin.
The officer contacted the subject after he was observed
removing cans from the city's recycling bin. The subject
said he was doing it due to lack of income and did not
know it was against the law. The officer advised him to
return the cans.
Jan. 25, found property -a bicycle, 600 block of
Gulf Drive North.
Jan. 25, domestic disturbance, 100 block of Eighth
Street South. The complainant reported a loud, verbal ar-
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Jan. 26, warrant, 100 block of Second Street North.
The officer on patrol observed a subject he knew to have
a warrant from Sarasota County, stopped him and placed
him in custody.
Jan. 27, warrants times 12, Coquina Bayside. The
officer on patrol was clearing the park and observed the
subject in a vehicle. A check showed she had 12 warrants
from the U.S. Marshals Office and she was placed in cus-
Jan. 27, warrant, Coquina Bayside. The officer was
patrolling the park after closing and observed the subject
sitting in a parked vehicle. A check showed the subject had
a warrant from St. Petersburg and he was placed in cus-
Jan. 28, seized tag, Coquina Beach. The officer on
patrol observed the subject in a vehicle after the park
closed and ran a check which showed a request to seize
the vehicle's tag. The subject had the vehicle towed.
Jan. 29, disorderly intoxication, 100 block of 12th
Street North. The complainant reported a suspicious per-
son and the officer located the subject under the
complainant's house. The complainant said the subject
threatened him and woke his family. The officer said that
when he tried.to speak to the subject, the subject began
yelling obscenities. The officer noted the subject was in-
toxicated to the point that he didn't know who he was or
what he was doing. He was placed in custody.
Jan. 23, suspicious, 5400 Holmes Boulevard,
laundromat. The complainant reported an unknown per-
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contusions and abrasions and was checked by EMS.
Jan. 23, suspicious; 2700 block of Gulf Drive on the
beach. The complainant reported a dead dog on the beach
and the officer removed the remains.
Jan. 23, disturbance, 2900 block of Avenue E. The
complainant reported the subject took her teeth out and left
them in his vehicle. She said she chased him in her ve-
hicle to get them back, but the subject also had her keys
and wouldn't return them. The subject emptied his pock-
ets to show he didn't have the keys. The subject agreed to
leave and the officer advised them not to drive, as they
both have suspended driver's licenses.
Jan. 23, DUI, possession of marijuana under 20
grams, 3300 block of Gulf Drive. The officer said he ob-'
served Harry Kent Bell, 38, of Bradenton, drive off the
side of the road, accelerate rapidly and come back across
the center line. The officer turned around to follow Bell
and said Bell crossed the center line and drove off the side
of the road three more times. The officer stopped Bell,
administered field performance tests and placed Bell in
custody. The officer said when Bell gave him permission
to secure the vehicle, he observed a bag of marijuana un-
der the floor mat.
Jan. 24, battery, 600 block of Baronet Lane. The
victim reported the suspect became angry and broke a
kitchen cabinet drawer, a light bulb and a small dish and
slapped her in the face. She said she didn't want to press
charges and the officer issued her a domestic packet.
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Jan. 24, found property a shoulder bag, 4700
block of Gulf Drive.
Jan. 24, found property a wallet, 699 Manatee
Jan. 25, theft of a 16-foot pontoon boat valued at
$300, 200 block of South Harbor Drive.
Jan. 26, DUI, Palm and Clark Drives. The officer on
patrol said he observed Christopher Levemz, 38, of Anna
Maria, leave the road on the curve at 5100 Gulf Drive. The
officer turned to follow and noted that Leverz ran off the
road two more times, crossed the center line three times
and was weaving in the lane. The officer stopped Levemz,
administered field performance tests and placed him in
custody. The officer issued a citation for failure to main-
tain a single lane.
Jan. 26, suspicious, 6200 block of Marina Way. The
victim reported the subject was calling constantly and
using obscene language. The officer said he would advise
the subject to cease calling and advised the victim to con-
Jan. 26, theft of four hubcaps valued at $150, 4000
Gulf Drive, Manatee County Public Beach parking lot.
Jan. 26 lost property a change purse, 100 block
of 73rd Street.
SJan. 26, theft of a vehicle tag, 6800 block of Holmes
Jan. 26, DWLS, 4200 block of Gulf Drive. The of-
ficer on patrol observed the subject driving a vehicle with
an expired tag. A check showed the subject's driver's li-
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A Holmes Beach man faced several charges after
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operating a vehicle without the proper classification.
The officer observed William H. Haddix, 47, of
Holmes Beach, in the 1900 block of Gulf Drive op-
erating a bus with a weight of 23,000 pounds. The
officer said he had knowledge that it was unlawful
for Haddix to operate a vehicle of more than 10,000
The officer said Haddix pulled over on 121st
Street Court in Cortez and exited the bus and he
pulled behind the bus and approached the passenger
cense was expired or suspended. The officer issued two
SJan. 27, theft of a boat trailer valued at $1,500, King
Fish Boat Ramp.
Jan. 27, damage, 7000 block of Holmes Boulevard.
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trying to stuff a black bag behind the driver's seat.
The officer said he ordered Haddix off the bus,
then Haddix refused four times to comply with an
order to place his hands on the bus and was placed
in custody. The officer located the bag and found a
bag of marijuana and a pipe containing residue.
Haddix was charged with possession of more
than 20 grams of marijuana, possession of parapher-
nalia, operating a vehicle without proper classifica-
tion and resisting without violence.
interior walls of a home under construction.
Jan. 28, found property a set of keys, 100 block
of 79th Street on the beach.
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First-place winners are Tim Bouziane, Nick
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Second-place winners are Bailey Porter, Peter
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Third-place winners are Avery Ellsworth, Kevin
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that was ...
By Kevin P. Cassidy
With the Anna Maria Island Community Center's
basketball season winding down, teams are jockeying
for a spot in the playoffs The top three teams in each
division qualify for playoffs, so every game played
down the stretch has added importance.
I caught a great Division I game between Wyman
Plumbing Pistons and Coldwell Banker Pacers.
If the Division I season ended today, the playoff
teams would be the Pistons, who lead the league stand-
ings followed closely by the Suns. The Pacers look like
they have the third and final spot wrapped up, but the
Jazz still hold out hopes of making the playoffs.
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Little League baseball tryouts are scheduled
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All players who have not yet played on a ma-
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urge players to attend tryouts on both Saturdays.
Schedule for Saturday, Feb. 6:
7 year olds 2 p.m.
8 year olds 3 p.m.
9 year olds 4 p.m.
10 year olds 5 p.m.
11 year olds 5 p.m.
12 year olds 5 p.m.
Josh Sato scored 17 points to lead.a balanced Pis-
tons' scoring attack to ease past the Pacers in a game
they never trailed. Taylor Manning scored 11 points,
while Chase Parker added seven and Dusty Andricks
five to round out the scoring for the Pistons, who im-
proved their won-loss record to 10-1 for the season.
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Ben Miller added 12 points despite playing with the flu.
Alex Miller's six points and two points each from
Megan Schimandle, Daniel Miller and Shawn Koerber
rounded out the scoring.
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SPORTS, FROM PAGE 22
Wyman Plumbing Pistons 54,
Island Real Estate Sonics 39
Chase Parker broke out of a season-long scoring
drought as he exploded for 23 points to lead the Pistons
past the Sonics in a romp. Supporting Parker on offense
was Josh Sato, who scored 18 points and Dusty
Andricks and Brittany Parker, who each scored four
points. Shane Hamn and Peter Dowling rounded out
the scoring with three and two points respectively.
Daniel VanAndel paced the Sonics with 15 points,
which also got 14 points from Mario Torres and six
from Chris Nelson in taking the loss.
Jessie's Island Store Jazz 35,
Handy Trac Systems Nuggets 31
Charlie Sauce and Ryan Bradley combined to score
all the points for the Jazz in its four-point win over the
Nuggets. The sweet-shooting Sauce finished with 25
points, while Bradley scored 10 for the Jazz, which
overcame a six-point halftime deficit to gain the win.
B.J. Keim led the Nuggets with 14 points and Eu-
gene Distlehurst added nine. Hunter Green scored four
points, while Kyle Dale and Mike Pocino each added
a basket to round out scoring for the Nuggets.
Island Real Estate Sonics 59,
Handy Track Systems Nuggets 36
Daniel VanAndel exploded for a season-high 28
points to lead the Sonics to an easy win over the Nug-
gets. The Sonics also got 14 points from Mario Torres
and nine points out of Chris Nelson. Billy Malfese
scored seven points to round out scoring for the Sonics.
The Nuggets were led by Hunter Green's 15 and
BJ Keim's 10 points. Also scoring for the Nuggets
were Kyle Dale, who added six points and Eugene
Distlehurst and Jessica Cramer who scored three and
two points respectively.
Anna Maria Glass & Screen Suns 56, "
Island Discount Tackle Marlins 23
The Suns drew within one game of the league-lead-
ing Pistons with its win over the Marlins, as they had
three players score in double figures. Leading the way
for the Suns was Bobby Cooper with 16 points and
Tyler Krauss, who finished with 15. Also scoring for
the Suns were Ben Holt with 11 points and Brandon
Roberts, who scored eight points in the blow-out win.
Leading the way for the Marlins were Aaron
Lowman, Kyle Schweitzer and Jeff Wehing with six
points each, while Courtney Taylor added four points
in the loss.
Division II, 8 to 10 years old
The race to make the playoffs is tight in Division
II with three teams chasing league-leading Florida
Yacht Connection Lakers down the stretch. Tree of
Life Celtics, Beach House Hawks and Bryant's Re-
cycled Treasure Spurs all have 10 wins, putting them
two games out of first place, while Sign of the Mermaid
Knicks still hold out hope of making the playoffs with
eight wins to date.
The Division II game of the week had to be the
Monday, Jan. 25, game between Bryant's Recycled
Treasures Spurs and Sign of the Mermaid Knicks that
went into overtime.
Bryant's Recycled Treasures Spurs 29,
Sign of the Mermaid Knicks 26
Sean Pittman and Jordan Pritchard each scored a
basket in overtime, while Chad Richardson hit one foul
shot to lead the Spurs to an exciting win over the
Knicks. Richardson finished with 13 points to lead the
Spurs, while Pittman added 10. Pritchard, Sean Price
and Connie Kerns each added two points to contribute
to the victory.
Matt McDonough paced the Knicks with 14 points,
while Zach Scheild added six and Bryan Pocino scored
four in support of McDonough. Spencer Carper
rounded out the Knick scoring with two points.
Tree of Life Celtics 21,
First National Bank of Manatee Kings 16
The Celtics got scoring contributions from five
players in taking a five-point win over the Kings. The
Celtics were led by Stephen Faillace, who scored 10
points, while Kevin Kirn added four and Pat Cole three
points. Rounding out the scoring were Brian
DeBellevue and Christian Chiles with two points each.
Ethan Struber led the Kings with nine points, while
ended Jan. 29
(14 to 16 years old)
Team Wins Losses
Police Athletic League #2 4 3
Anna Maria Oyster Bar 4 3
Police Athletic League #1 4 3
Papa John Pizza 2 5
Division I (11 to 13 years old)
Team Wins Losses
Wyman Plumbing 9 1
Anna Maria Glass & Screen 8 2
Coldwell Banker Real Estate 7 2
Jessie's Island Store 6 5
Island Discount Tackle 2 8
Handy Trac Systems 2 9
Island Real Estate 2 9
High Scorer: Charlie Sauce, 25 points
Division II (8 to 10 years old)
Team Wins Losses
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Sign of the Mermaid 7 6
Air & Energy 7 7
Marco Polo 4 9
EconoLodge 2 12
First National Bank 0 13
High Scorer: Joey Mattay, 26 points
Mike Cramer and Joel Mitchell added four and three
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Air & Energy Heat 13
Chad Richardson and Scan Pittman combined to
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score all of the Spurs' points in its one-point win over the
Heat. Richardson finished with 10 points and Pittman had
four as the Spurs gained its tenth win of the season.
Nick Petrillo led the Heat with nine points, which
also got two points apiece from Brad Milks and lan
Tree of Life Celtics 23, Marco Polo Rockets 15
Stephan Faillace scored 11 points and Brian
DeBellevue added 10 to lead the Celtics past the Rockets.
Kevin Kim rounded out the Celtic scoring with two points.
Michael Wallen paced the Rockets with 13 points
including two three-pointers, while Tanner Pelkey
added two points in the loss.
Sign of the Mermaid Knicks 11, Air & Energy Heat 8
The Knicks continue to battle for the last playoff
spot as the team gained its eighth victory of the season
behind Matt McDonough's seven points. Nick Sato and
Spencer Carper rounded out the Knick scoring with
two points each.
Nick Petrillo scored all eight of the Heat's points
in the three point loss which probably knocked them
out of playoff contention.
Bryant's Recycled Treasures Spurs 24,
Florida Yacht Connection Lakers 13
'The Spurs win over the short-handed Lakers
tightened the already close race for the playoffs as
Bryant's got eight points from Chad Richardson and
six points apiece from Jordan Pritchard and Sean
Pittman in improving the team's record to 10 wins
d and five losses.
Joey Mattay led the Lakers by scoring all of their
points as they were forced to play with only four players.
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against Anna Maria Oyster Bar on Saturday, Jan. 30.
Three of the four teams are separated only by one
game, with Papa John's Pizza seemingly out of the race
for the title.
Anna Maria Oyster Bar 38, Papa John's Pizza 37
Darrell Lewis scored 15 points to lead the Oyster
Bar past Papa John's in gaining the team's fifth victory
of the season. Joey Mousseau and Nick Schweitzer
supported Lewis with eight points each, while Barry
Andricks added five and Adam Pear two points.
Taylor Bernard led Papa John's with 12 points,
with nine points from Chris and eight points from PJ
Sutphin in the one-point loss.
PAL #1 45, Anna Maria Oyster Bar 40
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finishes season with win
The Island Football Club adult soccer team took
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Hustlers on Superbowl Sunday to finish the year
with a 9-5-2 record, which works out to second place
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play in the upcoming Division Cup and President's
Cup, which is a state-wide competition.
IFC youth teams are back in action Saturday and
Sunday, Feb. 6 and 7, in the West Coast Cup at G.T.
Bray Park in Bradenton.
Beach Bistro/Islander Bystander takes on
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on Sunday at 1:45 p.m., the Islanders take on Braden
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Urban legends: tall tales or truthful facts?
There's been a lot of talk of late about "It was so
(fill in the blank wet, cold, warm, windy, etc.).
Much of the discussions have reached the level of
the absurd, and are so stupendous that I've classed
them as something sociologists call "urban legends."
According to my research, an urban legend "ap-
pears mysteriously and spreads spontaneously in vary-
ing forms, contains elements of humor or horror, makes
good storytelling, does not have to be false although
most are and usually has some basis in fact." How-
ever, it's an urban legend's life after the fact that gives
it a life of its own.
Probably the most endearing urban legend de-
scribes the giant white alligators roaming the sewers of
New York City. You've probably heard it before -
how tourists returning from Florida years ago (when
you could buy baby gators at roadside stands) would
take them up north and, when they outlived their nov-
elty or snapped at the family dog, the gator got flushed
down the toilet.
The gators, according to legend, grew, mated, and
flourished post-flush and grew to unimaginable sizes.
According to an Internet site, anthropologist
Loren Coleman checked out "unusual phenomena
and events" and especially animal lore in the United
States. He found more than 70 such reports from
1843-1973 but only.one pertaining to sewers.
In the February 10, 1935, New York Times there
was a report of kids in the East 123rd Street area who
were dumping snow into an open manhole. Salvatore
Condulucci, 16 years old, was watching near the rim
Sof the manhole and would direct his friends to dump
more slush in as the level went down to ensure that
the sewer wouldn't be overly clogged. Then there
were signs of clogging 10 feet down where the sewer
connects to the Harlem river. He saw something
black moving and then shouts to everyone, "Honest,
it's an alligator."
The story was headlined in the Times: "ALLI-
GATOR FOUND IN UPTOWN SEWER." The sub-
heads describe the youths spotting the reptile, snar-
ing it, dragging it onto the street and killing it.
"Whence it came is mystery," the Times concluded,
with the unknown reporter speculating the critter
came from a passing boat from "the mysterious Ev-
According to another report, a former "commis-
sioner of sewers" what a job! inspected the sew-
. ers in the early 1930s and found alligators up to two
feet in length.
An eradication program was begun, and all were
killed by 1937.
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Ah, but were they? Sounds like the plot of an "X-
Files" show to me.
It was so cold ...
An associate at The Islander Bystander is origi-
nally from Montana, where his family still lives and
works a cattle ranch. A few years ago, during a particu-
larly bitter winter, he mentioned that he'd talked to his
brother on the ranch and heard it had gotten so cold that
some cows' ears had frozen and fallen off.
A few hours later, when I'd stopped laughing, I
noticed he had a hurt look on his face. "It's true," he
said. "When it gets really cold, cows ears freeze and
fall off. It's awful, because we can't sell the cows -
who'd want to buy a cow with no ears?"
Years later, he still maintains the story and the
problem is true. I'm afraid that this Florida boy finds
the story more like a Big Sky Country urban or
maybe rural legend.
With all the bitter cold of late, another friend was
telling some "it was so cold that ..." stories the other
day. Seems when he was in Michigan years ago the
only way he could get his car unlocked was to heat up
the key with a lighter, then work the key into the fro-
For someone who's only seen snow a couple times,
that strikes me as a little far-fetched, too.
Of course, nobody believes my urban legend tale,
either, although this one is true. Really.
'Black panther stalks Island pets'
Back around 1970, Islanders were gripped with
fear after reports of a huge black panther eating dogs
and cats appeared in The Islander. The story ran.for
weeks: cats and dogs were missing, tracks were dis-
covered that "experts" determined were from a "pan-
ther," biologists admitted that a panther could indeed
survive within the wild areas of the Island, and on
Spotting the panther became an Island obsession,
and Islander Editor Don Moore fueled the fire of popu-
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lar literature, publishing week after week of panther
Finally, "animal tracker" Jesse Ingram and Moore
followed the creature to its lair under a house. Moore,
armed with his trusty Rolliflex camera, was ready to
get the picture as Ingram peered under the house, mut-
tered, stood up and proclaimed, "God damn black cat,"
as he stomped away.
The Island panther turned out to be a rather large
black house cat.
But what of the missing dogs and cats? Could a
wild panther still be lurking in the underbrush of
Anna Maria Island? Do you know where your chil-
More recently, we had a Palma Sola Causeway pig
on the loose, with a horde suspected living in the wild.
As a means of proof the pig existed, one caller to the
office said she pulled her car over and spoke to the pig.
What did it say? we naturally asked.
"Oink. Oink," she replied.
Most important, aren't urban legends fun?
That's a lot of rain
Sheepish weather watchers have put to rest a sorta
urban legend that had started earlier this year on the east
coast of Florida. During a front that blew through the state
Jan. 2 the same one that flooded many Holmes Beach
residences the weather folks said 31 inches of rain fell
in.West Palm Beach in a nine-hour period.
Oops. Seems the rain gauge that reported the in-
credible rainfall was off a bit. Like by a factor of two.
The corrected rainfall is somewhere around 15 inches.
still a lot but not quite the same.
Here's some brand name oddities for your amuse-
The three most valuable brand names on earth:
Marlboro, Coca-Cola. and Budweiser in that order.
When Heinz ketchup leaves the bottle, it travels
at a rate of 25 miles per year.
There are an average of 178 sesame seeds on a
McDonald's Big Mac bun.
Hershey's Kisses are called that because the ma-
chine that makes them looks like it's kissing the con-
Five Jell-O flavors that flopped: celery, coffee,
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The name Jeep came from the abbreviation used
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It doesn't get any better than this fish report
By Capt. Mike Heistand
Just when you think fishing can't get any better, it
does. Several charter guides report they can't remember
a better January for angling action, with incredible vari-
ety of fish being boated trout, redfish, flounder, black
drum, cobia, mangrove snapper, grouper, Spanish mack-
erel, pompano, bluefish, black drum, sheepshead ... 'the
list just goes on and on.
Remember that snook season has re-opened, and the
size and bag limits have changed. Minimum size now is
26 inches, up from the previous 24, and you may no longer
keep any fish larger than 34 inches. Also, there is a two-
fish-per-day bag limit that excludes captain and crew if
you're out with a charter guide.
Fishers at the Rod and Reel Pier report catches of
The 23rd annual Florida Fishing College,
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sheepshead, a few redfish and some snook.
Anglers at the Anna Maria City Pier are reeling in
mackerel, a few nice-sized trout, sheepshead and snook.
Annie's Bait & Tackle said that Capt. Zack on the
Dee Jay II said he's getting some incredible mixed bags
of just about everything found around here: pompano,
trout, mangrove snapper, Spanish mackerel, bluefish,
sheepshead, Key West grunts, cobia, redfish, flounder and
black drum. Capt. Zack said he can't remember the last
time he caught such a variety of fish in January, and is
looking for more of the same in February.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair said he's put-
ting his charters onto sheepshead from the Sunshine Sky-
Way Bridge reef systems and trout and redfish from Terra
Carl at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said wade fish-
ers are catching trout near the mangroves on high tides,
plus nice-sized flounder on the flats.
Capt. Rick Gross said he's getting sheepshead,
mackerel, triggerfish and mangrove snapper.
Capt. Mark Bradow said he's getting permit, pom-
pano, trout and a few redfish.
On my boat Magic we've found fishing to be excel-
lent all week, with sheepies, reds, trout, black drum, blue-
fish, pompano, permit, whiting, flounder, mangrove snap-
per, triggerfish and Spanish mackerel. We're averaging
about 30 fish every trip out.
Capt. Tom Chaya said his best bets have been pom-
pano, sheepshead and mangrove snapper, plus some red-
fish, in the past week.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said white bait is still
around if you're willing to hunt for it. Offshore action
includes black grouper, which are peaking right now, and
anglers are reporting limit catches on just about every trip.
Closer to shore, action includes good catches of sheeps-
head, pompano and whiting near the beaches; nice-sized
trout on the deeper seagrass flats.
At the Snead Island Crab House, Dave Johnson said
black drum and redfish are pretty thick in the Manatee
River. One boat reported 10 snook hook-ups on one trip
- unfortunately while the season was closed and there
are lots of hungry trout in Terra Ceia Bay.
Capt. Roy Salgado on the Grand Slam said Skip
Shipley, Orlando, caught a 33 1/2-pound gag grouper
while fishing with him last week. He's also getting snap-
per to five pounds, one 13-pound black grouper, limit
catches of gag grouper and red snapper to nine pounds.
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Winners in the Jan. 27 horseshoe games were Bob
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Carolina. Runners-up were Ron Pepka and Adin
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Winners in the Jan. 30 games were George McKay
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Runners-up were Jack Cooper of Holmes Beach and
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second set, or for guests! 778-4698.
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
LADIES BIKE, MENS bike $20 each. Childs bike
$10. Call 778-2960.
GOLF CLUBS, FURNITURE Wilson Staff Ultra 2-
<^ SW, 3, 5, 7, woods $95.18 pieces of white resin $30.
GOLD TWO PIECE sectional retro, $30. Executive
arm chair, nice $10. 778-2991.
ROSER THRIFT SHOP Open Tuesday, Thursday,
Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 12
p.m. Donations Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Always sale racks. 513 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria.
Mullet T-shirts ... $10 Hats ... $7.50
Old-Style Diner Mugs ... $7.50
5404 Marina Drive Holmes Beach 778-7978
"WALK WITH ME..."
To select your island
property. When buying
p r selling...
i / can make your island
dreams come true.
Sales & Rentals Since 1939
2217 Gulf Drive North
.. Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
S- 778-1751 Evenings
LORD'S WAREHOUSE THRIFT Shop. Open Mon-
day, Wenesday and Saturday, 9 a.m to 3 p.m. 6140
Gulf of Mexico Drive. 383-4738.
YARD SALE. FRIDAY, February 5, and Saturday, Feb-
ruary 6, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Furniture, tv, dishes, etc.
Everything must go! 304B 64th Street, Holmes Beach.
RUMMAGE SALE FRIDAY Feb.5, 9-1pm. Cribs,
games, lamps, luggage, pictures, frames,
kitchenware, TV. St. Bernard Activity Center. 43rd St.
MOVING SALE SATURDAY February 6, 9 a.m. to 2
p.m. Furniture and lots of interesting stuff and col-
lectibles. Perico Isles, north side of Manatee Ave,
11425 Perico Isle Circle.
GARAGE SALE SATURDAY February 6, 8 a.m. to 3
p.m. We're moving, furniture, appliances, electronics,
clothing, linens, kitchen needs, knick-knacks. 521
South Drive, Anna Maria.
GARAGE SALE FRIDAY Saturday February 6 8 a.m.
to 3 p.m. Furiniture and other household items. 515
68th St. Holmes Beach.
LARGE SALE FRIDAY and Saturday February 5 and
6. Women and mens clothes like new, shoes, jewelry,
king mattress, box spring, stereo equipment, golf,
patio furniture, rugs, dishes, blankets, misc. 691 Bin-
nacle Pt. Drive, Longboat Key.
CORTEZ FISH MARKET 119th Street and Cortez
Road (turn south two blocks). We have stone crabs.
798-9404. Cortez Bait & Seafood.
CLASSICAL GUITAR LESSONS Bachelor's and
Master's Music degrees from the University of South-
ern California. Fifteen years teaching experience.
Call Andrew 778-6580.
CUSTOM KEY WEST WITH BAY VIEWS
A very special liome with full view-of Palma Sola Bay and Anna
Maria from the 32X16 master suite. French doors open to three
covered porches. Greatroom design with high ceilings, crown
molding and hardwood floors. Spa-
cious (over 2,300 sq. ft.) and beau-
Stiful wooded lot with lush tropical
landscaping. And a 1,640 sq. ft.
garage/workshop. Park seven cars!
8103 19th Ave. Dr. W.
BaywoodlWest $239,900 R.S. O"sons, B mes
Real Estate.I Inc I Li.tCiG-iS -
Call Jane Tinsworth at 795-3000
Hi! I'm Marianne
For any real estate needs,
SI am ready and anxious
to serve you. Call me at
Mike Norman Realty
Directly on Gulf Beach, this
Outstanding 3BR has plantation
Shutters, Anderson windows,
BB /p I .' solid oak spiral staircase, two-
ph car garage. ,Wood deck
overlooks white sandy beach.
102 31st Street, Iolmes ealc Enjoy beautiful sunsets.
$795,000 Quality and Beauty.
Call Jane Tinsworth R.S. Olson Better
at 795-3000 Re.IFt .re, I .ilH _SS
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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
instruction, health and fitness training and rehabilita-
tion by experienced Physical Therapist. 778-3523.
CALL FOR ARTISTS, craftsmen, and antique deal-
ers for weekend of Cortez Fishing Festival, February
20 and 21. Call Jan at the Sea Hagg. 795-5756.
BINGO AT ANNIE Silvers Community Center. Every
Thursday 7 p.m. Avenue C, at 23rd Street.,
Bradenton Beach. Everyone welcome, prizes, re-
FOUND STERLING BRACLET on beach in Holmes
Beach near Martinique. 778-7987.
1992 PONTIAC SUNBIRD Convertible. Good condi-
tion, white, V6, best offer. 778-4698.
1982 FORD Van Club Wagon. Air, high miles, good
work van. 778-9205.
1993 JEEP GRAND Cherokee. 4x4 excellent condi-
tion. 61,000 miles, many extras. $13,000 or best
offer. 778-2001 leave message.
ISUZU 94 RODEO, V6, auto, all power, clod air, many
extras, runs great. $10,500 or best offer, 778-2581.
1989 560 SL Mercedes. Last year traditional body
style, with ground effects. Pampered. Call 778-6019,
leave message. Asking book value, $24,000, firm.
YACHT CLEANING by Carleen. Detailing, wax,
maintenance programs. 15-years experience. Island
resident. References available. 941-750-7337.
PURCHASE OR REFINANCE
Compare our Ratesp & Cost
We arc lower than the national average
LTD MORTGAGE, INC.
Linda or Ted Davis offer over 35 years experience
CALL (941)779-2113 or (800)226-3351
P.O. Box 960 130 Hammock Rd. Anna Maria, FL 34217
Lic. Mortgage Broker's Serving All of Florida
ISLAND SPECIALISTS 7 10 i
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HOMES CONDOS RESORT
GOLF COURSE COMMUNITIES
RUNAWAY BAY RESORT
A Paradise Rental Management, Inc.
Hours of Telephone Coverage
Amount of Advertising and Promotions
a International Contacts
Total Rental Income Per Property
1-800-237-2252 or 778-4800
5201 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach
'I S A
HISTORIC ANNA MARIA HOME
415 Spring, the Clay House, is now back on the market and this
time the owner is very serious about selling. The Clay House is
3BR/2BA, with single carport and sits on one and one-half lots
measuring 78x145. Built in 1910 ( see above photo), 1954 and
1994. Asking last year's (1997) price of $219,000.
Doug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, Fl 34216
Phone & Fax: (941)778-1222
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,a i Consultations
My 20 years of appraising and 25 years of
sales means I can offer you a qualified service
to help in the disposition of your fine antiques,
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to send you a resume and references.
Member of Appraisers Association of America
Buy it,sell it! Find it in The Islander Bystander
FRNMX N F IAIAO
Walk to the beach from your new home built on this large lot
in Anna Maria City! 75 X 140 feet with seawall, no bridges
with direct bay access. Build your dream home here!
Just listed at $149,000.
TRUE ISLAND BARGAIN!
This great 2BR/2BA elevated home is in the heart of Anna
Maria. Nice neighborhood, close to beaches, shopping and
post office. Plenty of storage. Don't miss this opportunity to
own in Anna Maria. Offered at just $169,000.
START YOUR OWN BUSINESS
Wonderful opportunity to have a shop, office or salon and live
next door in a one bedroom separate apartment. Also has
a large comer location with 260 feet of road frontage which
provides ample parking and easy access. Sounds too good
to be true? Drive by 315-317 Pine Avenue. Only $199,000.
This charming home offers 2BR/2BA, den, updated kitchen
and low-maintenance yard. Deep-water canal with seawall,
boat dock and direct-bay access. Call today to see this
beautifully maintained home, now reduced to $195,000.
Call Pat Jackson at 778-3301
Ken Jackson at 778-6986
Agnes Tooker 778-5287
or Dave Sork 726-1704
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gull Drive- PO Box 717* Anna Maria, FL 34216
Toll Free 800 306-9666
Fax # 778-7035
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Visit us at our web site: www.islandreal.com
6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
631 Foxworth La.....$795,000
60 North Shore Dr. $749,900
613 Ivanhoe La ..... $675,000
520 58th Street..... $649,500
104 Pine Ave........$565,000
8023 Marina Dr.....$549,000
8015 Marina Dr..... $545,000
657 Key Royale Dr. $550,000
520 Bayview ........$549,000
407 20th Place...... $529,000
723 N. Shore Dr.... $527,500
511 Bayview Dr.....$429,750
306 Tarpon Street..... $419,900
621 Foxworth Lane.....$339,900
624 Foxworth Lane.....$339,000
620 Hampshire ........ $299,000
610 Dundee ..... ....$269,900
510 77th Street.....$249,000
226 South Harbor ..... $189,000
6700 Gulf Dr ............... $339,000
Mariners Cove .... $249,900-$229,900
Waters Edge ...$249.000-$239,000
Smugglers Landing ....... $239,900
Shell Point ...................... $122,500
116 Maple .................... $279,000
114 Park ................... $249,000
2408 Avenue A............. $214,900
123 Hammock ........... $184,500
8314 Marina Dr ............ $185,000
443 62nd St .................. $86,900
112 52nd St ................. $659,000
201 35th St ............... $640,000
2302 Gulf Dr .............. $569,000
101 25th St ................. $549,000
2219 Gulf D ................ $375,000
203 76th St ................. $219,900
312 64th St .................. $219,000
5806 Holmes Blvd......... $199,900
PERICO BAY CLUB
& PERICO ISLAND:
Salesperson 1322 Perico Point ......... $199,900
1010 Pelican Court ....... $199,900
1016 Ibis Court ......... $154,000
1273 Spoonbill Landings .... $139,900
504 Woodstork Circle .... $133,500
706 Estuary Dr .............. $118,000
632 Estuary Dr.............. $112,500
ick Patsios 927 Sandpiper Circle..... $104,500
Salesperson 952 Sandpiper Circle....... $99,900
5000 Windsor Park ....... $429,000
4314 Hebridges Ct W .... $179,900
6937 42nd Ct E ............ $113,000
'8124 43rd Ave W ........... $96,900
Rebecca 8316 43rd Ave W (lot) ..... $32,900
Residential lots ...
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CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
WET SLIPS AND Hi 'N' Dry storage available at com-
petitive rates in modem, full-service marina. 778-2255.
1997 EVINRUDE 175 HP Ocean-Pro, 25-inch shaft
$5,000. Call 795-8299.
BOAT STORAGE. $5.00 per foot, per month. Fuel,
bait, ice, etc. available. Island Marine, 412 Pine
Avenue, Anna Maria. 778-1260.
ISLAND MARINE BOAT Rentals, motor repairs,
bottom painting, etc. Full service facility. 412 Pine
Avenue, Anna Maria. 778-1260.
OFFSHORE CHARTER FISHING with Captain
Glenn Corder aboard Deep South Half and full day.
For information call 778-1203 or mobile 713-5900.
14 FOOT SIDEWINDER Speed boat, hull only $400
or best offer. Call 779-2178.
GANOE, NEW MARINE paint, excellent condition,
paddles. 778-5294. $250.
RENT BOAT SLIP North End of Anna Maria.
Protected, easy Gulf access. 778-4431, 778-2165.
SBRIDGE 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.
ANNA MARIA RESORT housekeeping, general
maintenance, management training. Generous
amenities, part-time, flexible work schedule. Call for
Property Management Team
"We Cover the Island"
Week Month Annual
Cottages Houses* Bungalows
5910 Marina Dr Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call 941-778-0770 Toll Free 800 741-3772
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
FULL TIME/PART TIME Waitress wanted. Call Tip of
the Island. 778-3909.
HELP WANTED. SERVERS, full-time/part-time. Lunch
only or dinner only. Breakfast and lunch weekend
servers. Lunch cook. Weekend dishwasher, bartender,
bussers. Good money. Buccaneer Inn. 383-5565.
HELP WANTED PART-time shop clerks, flexible
shifts. Retirees welcome. Will train. Buccaneer Inn
HELP WANTED HOUSEKEEPING. Various duties.
Part time, own transportation, non-smoking. Beach
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.
PART TIME CLERKS Tobacco Chain. Longboat and
Bradenton. Flexible hours. 795-7776 for interview.
PREP COOK / DISHWASHER, Five to six days per
week. Must have grill / short-order experience. Apply
at Brian's Sunny Side Up, 5360 Gulf Drive.
ANNA MARIA'S LARGEST little beach shoppe has
immediate part-time sales openings. Great pay, great
flexibility and great fun! Must be able to work weekends
and/or some weekdays. Apply at Two Sides of Nature,
9908 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, Post Office Plaza.
HOUSEKEEPERS, FULL OR part time. Tradewinds
Resort. 1603 Gulf Drive North, Bradenton Beach.
Apply in person, no phone calls please.
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to
meet interesting people from around the world? Are
you interested in learning the history of Anna Maria
Island? Get involved with the Anna Maria Island His-
torical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE
NEED YOU! Call 778-0492.
DON & KAREN SCHRODER present ...
ON THE INTRACOASTAL
Magnificent sunrises and twinkling
boat lights at night are yours froni this
3BR/2BA bayfront home. The unique
greatroom floor plan is topped by a
soaring ceiling and the upper-level
master suite has a view to die for! An
additional bathroom adjoins the exer-
cise room. Spacious workshop area '
and a 3-car garage. Superb con-
struction quality and energy effi-
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Library.
Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or 778-6247.
LAUNDROMAT. MONEY MAKER! Clean, safe, great
location near Blake Hospital. 955-3366.
MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, mulching,
trimming, clean-up, edgings, and more. Hard-work-
ing and responsible. Excellent references. Edward
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476.
THE HONEY DO MAN Handyman. Odd Jobs, small
jobs, repairs. Licensed, insured. Free estimates 778-
5003 or 726-1067.
BANKRUPTCY $200, Divorce $150-$200. Adoption,
corporations, modifications, power of attorney, name
change, etc. Suncoast Paralegal Services 742-4788.
ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING removes unsightly
black mildew, salt and dirt from house exterior and
windows, roofs, gutters, driveways and decks. Call
HAVING A MAC attack? Call for help with Mac or PC.
Training, internet, hardware selection and installa-
tion. Call Ed, 778-2553.
STUMP GRINDING Brad Frederick's. Dependable,
reasonable, insured, free estimates. Back yards and
small jobs okay. 730-0001, 749-5451.
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.
GULF VIEW CONDOS
2BR/2BA end top corner unit, faces Gulf of
Mexico. Rents weekly, good income prop-
erty. Least expensive direct Gulffront on
the market. Can produce $20,000 plus and
owner can still use it. $239,000. Lynn
Hostetler 778-4800. MLS 34130
ELEVATED HOLMES BEACH HOME
Reasonably priced 2BR/2BA home with
large covered deck. Nicely landscaped,
private fenced backyard, large garage and
additional bonus family area. $159,000.
Elizabeth Andricks 778-4800. MLS 32383
SUNBOW BAY CONDO Amenities include pool, tennis, elevator.
Lynn Hostetler 778-4800 ................................... ..................... $130,000
NORTH HOLMES BEACH elevated 3BR/2BA home. OWNER SAYS SELL.
Ken Rickett 778-3026. .................................... ....................... $179,500
SANDY POINTE Direct bay view. Can't beat this one. Turnkey furnished.
Lynn Hostetler 778-4800 ........................................ .......... $149,900
(941) 778-4800 Toll Free 800-237-2252 5201 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE
A Turnkey furnished
a townhouse $199,500.
2BR/2.5BA 1500 sq. ft.
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.
WATERFRONT RESTAURANT, view of Tampa
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RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL cleaning. Eight
years experience with excellent references. For the
cleanest job anywhere call Kathleen 727-4540.
MASSAGE THERAPY, NEUROMUSCULAR,
prenatal, Swedish. Debe Stallings, LMT, Florida
license # MA0018945. 723-6594.
HOUSE CLEANING EXPERIENCED Reliable, free
estimates. Call Maureen 778-5117 or Sharon 778-7247.
ADULT CARE PROVIDER and good cook. 1-2-3
days a week. References available 798-9261.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years. Call 778-6508.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING & MAINTENANCE Resi-
dential/commercial, full-service maintenance, land-
scaping installation, clean-ups, tree trimming, ponds,
native plants, butterfly gardens. Excellent references.
FREE SNOW REMOVAL Shell, dirt, mulch or stone
delivered and spread for a small fee. Yard clean-up.
Dump truck for hire. Free estimates. Call Dave
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
NEW CANAL LISTINGS
SPACIOUS FAMILY HOME, totally refurbished in
1993 offers over 2800 sq. ft. living area. Features
custom designed kitchen with beautiful hard-
wood cabinets, ceramic tile floors and top of the
line appliances. Second floor features 3BR/2BA,
dining area, family room, living room with open
deck that overlooks pool and natural landscap-
ing of the tropics. First floor has 1 BR/1 BA plus 13x37
ree. room. Oversize two-car garage. Minutes to
Gulf and bay. $385,000.
2BR/2BA on DEEP WATER CANAL. Open plan with
spacious living room, Florida room and great
kitchen with built-ins. Features NEW SEAWALL and
DOCK, NEW CENTRAL AIR AND HEAT as of 1997-
1998. Master bedroom with private den and
priced as appraised. $215,000.
S7 251957 .
MARIE LIC. REAL ESTATE
FRANLIN, R EALTY BROKER
"We ARE the Island."
9805 Gull Drive o PO Box 835 Anna Maria, Florida 34216
1-800-845-9573 (941)778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250
CODY'S CARPET & upholstery cleaning. Dry foam
shampoo and steam cleaned. Living room/dining
room $34.95. Free deodorizing. 794-1278.
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/.
exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island refer-
ences. Dan or Bill 795-5100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. State licensed and insured. Many Island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vi-
nyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.
ALUMINUM/INYL CONSTRUCTION, new installa-
tion/repairs, Soffits/Fascias, screen enclosures. In-
sured, references. Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. Thirty-two year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and-new construction. Free
estimates, no overtime charges. (FL#RF0038118)
778-3924 or 778-4461.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodel-
ing, repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens, baths.
Free estimates. Lic#RC0045125, #RG0058589,
#PE0020374. Insured. Call 720-0794.
CARL V. JOHNSON, JR. Building Contractor. New
homes, renovations, additions. Free estimates and
design 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.
ATLANTIS TILE. CUSTOM installed floor tile, wallpa-
per, and paint. Professional decorators available. Call
Greg or Terry 941-795-4995.
DURING DECOR PRESSURE cleaning, wall-
papering. Interior/exterior painting, spraying, light
remodeling. Multi-spec process painting. Call Bob
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,
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, 778-0777.
SEASONAL RENTALS Condos and houses avail-
able, waterfront or steps to beach. Starting at $700/
week-$1500/month. Suncoast Real Estate 779-0202/
ANNUAL RENTALS 2BR duplexes, $750-$850; 2BR
condominiums, $800-$850; 1 BR duplexes, $550; 2BR
triplex, $850. Call Mike Norman Realty 778-6696.
Residential Sales/Rental Division Licensed Real Estate Broker
BEAUTIFUL light/open home on sailboat water with lifts and
davits. Heated pool, remodeled kitchen, open brick patio. Im-
maculate. $299,000. Sandy Drapala, 794-3354 or Kathy
Marcinko, 792-9122. R33408
BEACH HOUSE on Anna Maria. Breathtaking views of
Tampa Bay and Egmont Key, sea birds, porpoises and gor-
geous sunrises. Open floor plan, 3BR/2.5B, two-car garage.
$595,000. Don Lewis, 746-6300. R34157
FULL SARASOTA BAY VIEW. Newly
painted 3BR/2.5 home. Upscale gated com-
munity with tennis, pools and nature walks.
Feature include private elevator, loft, vaulted
ceilings and double sided fireplace. $250,000.
Neville Demo, 747-0484. C34595
SPECTACULAR PANORAMIC BAY VIEW.
Spacious 4BR home, over 3/4 acre tropical
private lot on quiet dead-end street. Great
open plan, beautiful pool. $575,000. Kathy
Marcinko, 792-9122. R30015
RARE WATERFRONT ESTATE on Snead
Island. 3.29 +/- acres, 190 +/- ft. frontage on
Manatee River. Turn of the century home
with 4BR/2.5B. $774,900. Mario Macaluso,
NORTH POINT WATERWAY. Incredible location, just sec-
onds to Tampa Bay. Beautifully-maintained home with French
doors to patio with pool. $580,000. Hal Gillihan, 778-2194.
CASTNETTER APARTMENTS directly across from Public Beach.
Overlooks the Gulf of Mexico. Consists of four buildings, NW building
offers owner's unit, rental unit and office and two-car garage. All other
buildings offer two units. $1,500,000. Don Lewis, 746-3200. CM31317
CENTRALLY LOCATED near numerous
amenities. Great community with attractive
landscaping. Immediate occupancy.
$53,900. Larry Buslte, 729-5461. C34997
IMMACULATE. Village Green pool home
with great floor plan. Located on cul-de-sac.
Just minutes to beaches, close to shopping
and hospital. $124,9000. Sandy Drapala,
794-3354 or Kathy Marcinko, 792-9122.
NORTHWEST home on 3/4 +/- acre with
beautiful trees. Over 2,600 sq. ft. of living
area, fireplace, beamed ceilings, loads of
charms. $249,900. Sandy Drapala, 794-
3354 of Kathy Marcinko, 792-9122. R34995
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erty. Exceptional luxury homesite on Palma
Sola Bay. $249,900. Sandy Drapala, 794-
3354 or Kathy Marcinko, 792-9122.
Available properties by the
week or by the month from
Anna Maria Island to Venice.
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ANNUAL 2BR/1BA, unfurnished, washer/dryer
hookup, carport, adults preferred, no pets. $675 per
month plus utilities. First, last, security. 778-5057.
SURF SIDE 2BR/1BA. Annual, $900 per month.
'Available now. 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.
ANNUAL, SPACIOUS VILLA. Do you rent six
months? Have all year same price! 2BR/2BA,
sunroom converts to third bedroom. Laundry, ga-
rage, fruit trees, quiet neighborhood. Two blocks to
beach. Furnished or unfurnished. $900/month. Also
available this April and May $1800/month. 778-1589.
HOLMES BEACH EXPANSIVE water view. 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
telephone. Call Smith Realtors 778-0770.
EUROPEAN STYLE COUNTRY Island home. Beau-
tiful turret and Gulf view. 4BR/3BA. 107 Beach Av-
enue, Anna Maria. $2,000 per month, off season.
$3,100 per month, in season. 794-8202.
VACATION RENTAL. HOLMES Beach, Anna Maria
Island. 1BR located at Resort 66 on Gulf. Full house-
keeping, TV with cable, pool, Gulf, hot tub. $750
weekly. Fully furnished. 315-894-2304.
AVAILABLE NOW! STEPS to the beach! Quiet
neighborhood, 2BR/2BA, furnished, turnkey, small
pets negotiable, non-smokers. Seasonal or annual.
114 81st Street, Holmes Beach. 813-681-9111.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND Paradise. 3BR/2.5BA canal
home, pool, close to beach. March and April open.
$3,500 month, $1,000 week. Special rates off sea-
ANNUAL RENTAL 1 BR/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.
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-
ISLAND HOUSE RESORT rentals. Daily/weekly,
beautiful 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, ga-
rage, laundry, dock, quiet street, $2,000 monthly,
$600 weekly. Call 813-286-9814.
VACATION APARTMENTS 2BR, $450, weekly
across from beach. Some Spring dates available.
Almost Beach Apartments 778-2374.
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
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. 2BR/2BA. $950 per month, first,
last, deposit. No pets. 792-4773.
LAST MINUTE CANCELLATION! Available March
27-April 17. Gulffront, large 2BR/2BA, private beach,
magnificent view, cathedral ceiling, skylight. $1800
for three weeks or $750/week. 941-778-1086.
ANNUAL, AVAILABLE APRIL 1, overlooking water
at City Pier. Furnished, large 2BR apartment, private
courtyard, heated pool. close to shopping, etc. $850/
mo. plus electric. 941-778-9188.
HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA apartment. Close to
beach and shopping. No pets. $675. .First, last and
ANNA MARIA SEASONAL rental. 2BR/2BA on
canal, $2,000 per month. Also available, 1BR/1BA,
$1,200 month. 778-4010.
NORTH CAROLINA, MURPHY. Secluded log home,
sleeps eight, $450 week, or smaller cottage, sleeps
four, $375 week. Walk to 40-foot waterfall or hike to
a lake and use our canoe. 828-494-7970.
WORKSHOP, WITH.OFFICE upstairs, great for lawn
or car repair business. Owner will rent $800/month or
sell $59,900. Call Deborah Thrasher Wedebrock
Real Estate, Co. 941-383-5543.
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SEASONAL, SHORT TERM, or annual duplex. 3BR/
2BA, garage, washer/dryer, walk to beach. Holmes
UPSTAIRS GULFVIEW DUPLEX, 2BR/1.5BA, $650
month, $650 security deposit. 792-3226 after 6 p.m.
ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/2BA, elevated, canalfront
home on sailboat water, $1,500 per month. Betsy
Hills Real Estate, PA. 941-778-2291.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA CANALFRONT home in Key
Royale with 15-foot dock and garage, $1,000 per
month. Call Mike Norman Realty 778-6696.
AVAILABLE APRIL. WEEKLY or monthly. Furnished
large 1BR, 200-feet to beach. Clean, quiet, and close
to restaurants, fishing, shops. 778-8571.
GULFFRONT HOME. ANNUAL Rental, 2BR/1.5BA,
garage, updated kitchen and bath. Beautiful, shady,
beachfront location. No pets. 941-646-0719.
PETS WELCOME. 2BR/2BA, lovely furnished home
on canal, with dock and fenced yard, in Coral Shores.
Available. March 1, by the week or month. Realtor/
CUTE 2BR/1BA DUPLEX, washer/dryer, central air
conditioning / heat. 200 feet to beach. $685/month,
$385 deposit plus electric. 778-2991.
SEASONAL OR SHORT term rental. Steps away from
beach. 1BR/1BA, washer/dryer, completely furnished.
Phone, basic cable, utilities. Available immediately. For
more information call 708-0292 or 778-0103.
NICE 2BR/2BA DUPLEX apartment. Central heat/
air-conditioning, steps to beach. Couple or single,
$700 plus security includes water and trash. No
MARTINIQUE NORTH Holmes Beach for year 2000.
2BR/2BA totally refurbished available February 15 to
April 15. On beach, heated pool and garage. $2800/
QUA LTAND COZY furnished apartment, 400 feet
to Willow Beach.--Too_0 annual, $1,400 seasonal.
NEAR BEAN POINT Very comfortable 3BR/1.5BA
house across street from beach. Available from 4/9/
99. $550/week. 779-1101.
HOLMES -BEACH CANALFRONT 3BR/2BA with
pool on quiet residential street. Available from April
2 onward. $600/week. 779-1101.
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DUPLEX APARTMENT 2BR/2BA for rent. Com-
pletely furnished, washer/dryer included. Available
now $1,200 monthly. Call Tampa 813-949-6891.
GULF AND BAY VIEWS from top floor apartment.
Screened balcony, vaulted ceilings, ceramic tile and
berber, 2BR/2BA, washer/dryer hookup. No pets,
$875 plus security and references. 778-2864.
GREAT FOR ONE! Ground floor apartment only
steps to Gulf. Clean quiet area, walk to fishing pier
and shopping. Available furnished annual, $550 or
February, March and April seasonal $1,000 per
month. No pets. 778-2864.
WESTBAY POINT MOORINGS 2BR. Beautifully fur-
nished with lanai, water views. Heated pool, tennis
courts. Now for March 1999 or annual. 778-0510.
ANNA MARIA VILLAGE ground level canalfront with
dock. Furnished 2BR/large BA duplex. Short or long-
term. $1,600 per month includes utilities, yardwork,
trash. No pets. 778-5793.
TRIPLEX Newly renovated, excellent rentals,
owner finance. Bradenton Beach. $225,000. Call
Jack McCormick Broker Wagner Realty 383-5577.
LONGBOAT KEY on the bay. Incredible view. Beau-
tiful 2BR/2BA home. Immaculate landscaping.
Nature lover's delight, bird watcher's paradise, and
dolphins at your door. Fisherman's dream. Reduced
to $299,000. 941-387-8054.
ANNA MARIA BY Owner 3BR/2BA with den/office,
elevated, fireplace, spa, fenced yard, alarm system.
Immaculate. Appraised at $246,000, asking
$239,500. Call 778-8424.
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.
HALF DUPLEX FOR Sale by owner. 3BR/2BA, el-
evated, Spanish tile floor, Berber carpet almost new.
RUNAWAY BAY 1BR/1BA turnkey condominium,
2nd floor, nice view, pool, clubhouse, tennis courts,
steps to beach. FSBO, $91,900, 795-4272.
ANNA MARIA FAMILY HOME 4BR/3BA on double
lot. Steps to Bay Front Park. 158 Crescent Dr.
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ANNA MARIA CITY custom canalfront home. 4,200
sq. ft., 3BR/2.5BA, 2.5 car garage, pool, raised lot,
dock, boat lift. Bright, open, great room layout. Tour
on web: www.annamaria.net/1, excellent condition,
many extras. $569,000. Call 941-778-4636. Broker
COMMERCIAL BUILDING FOR Sale. 310 Pine
Avenue, 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. $125,000. 778-0024.
BY OWNER. BAYFRONT estate. Two homes plus
duplex. $725,000; $20,000 below appraisal. 109 13th
Street South, Bradenton Beach. Dave 322-2101.
SMUGGLERS LANDING Condo for sale! Extensive
upgrades in this 2BR/2BA 1991 square foot, top floor unit.
Intracoastal and canal views, elevator, marble floors,
granite countertops, spiral staircase to loft office and
finished attic. Large boat slip, finished workshop, two-car
covered parking. By owner, $234,900, 792-5662.
REAL ESTATE, INC.
REAL ESTATE, INC.
Mary Ann Schmidt Helen White
Eves. 778-4931 Eves. 778-6956
CHARMING CORTEZ COTTAGE
Key-West style 2BR cottage in historic old Cortez
Village. Sunny yellow with tin roof, pine floor, large
wrap-around deck. Wide lot. $99,500.
2BR/1.5BA Seaside Beach House turnkey furnished
condo. End unit, heated pool, gorgeous view. Great rental.
Needs your decorating. $225,000.
PALMA SOLA PARK
3BR/2BA home in prime West Bradenton area.
In-ground caged pool, fruit trees, screened porch and large
lot. Short drive to beach. $129,900.
BAY PALMS WATERFRONT
3BR/2BA waterfront home. Large sunny Florida room,
terrazzo and ceramic tile, low maintenance yard, boat
dock, playhouse. Quiet street. $239,000.
BAY HOLLOW CONDO
2BR/2BA Condo with boat dock. Quiet residential
location. Pool, fireplace, split-plan, beautiful landscap-
ing, carport, den-office. $126,900.
2BR/2BA easily converts to 3BR. Furnished, large
caged pool, 2-car garage, fenced yard, immaculate,
security system, fruit trees, cul-de-sac. $139,900.
SABAL PALMS CONDO
2BR/1.5BA furnished condo. Nice westside location.
Conver.ieit to everything. Close to golf, shopping,
restaurants and beach. Pool and clubhouse. $59,900.
Perico Bay Club -2BR/2BA $775
Condominiums and Houses
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REAL ESTATE, INC.
Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
FOR SALE by owner, owner retiring. Anna Maria,
overlooking water and City Pier. 2BR/2BA apart-
ments, private courtyard, heated pool. Built in clien-
tele, live in one, rent three. Will take trade-in. Shown
by appointment. 201 South Bay Blvd. Some financ-
ing available. Asking $650,000. 941-778-9188.
GULFFRONT CONDOMINIUM FANTASTIC views
from sixth floor of Martinique North. Spacious up-
graded 2BR/2BA, two garages, separate storage,
heated pool, tennis, $249,000. Very desirable and
seldom available. Call Yvonne Higgins today at
Wagner Realty. 761-3100.
DUPLEX FOR SALE. 3BR/2BA, garage, walk to
beach, newly renovated, nice neighborhood. Excel-
lent rental. Sale by owner. $225,000. 779-9074.
1BR/1BA FURNISHED CONDOMINIUM. Martinique
South. $139,900. Owner. 778-0076.
RENTAL PROPERTY NEEDED by local, very quali-
fied buyer with highest references. Condition not im-
portant. Prefer to purchase from owners. Cash or
mortgage. Houses or apartments. 755-4977.
BY OWNER 4BR/4BA. Nice duplex, central heat/
air-conditioning, ground level, steps to beach and
shopping, $140,000. 778-1259.
NEAR COQUINA BEACH. 105 7th Street South,
four townhouse apartments in elevated building.
$495,000. Detailed information available in box
MOBILE HOME on Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach
near Intracoastal Waterway. 12-ft by 32-ft, newly
remodeled. $3,600. Must sell! Call 746-5569.
SELDOM AVAILABLE Gulffront condominium. 2BR/
2BA, two garages, extra storage, heated pool, tennis.
Fantastic view. $249,000. Call Yvonne Higgins at
Wagner Realty 761-3100.
LOVELY MOVE-IN CONDITION home on Longboat
Key, 2or 3BR, deep canal, 45-foot dock, deck, walk
to beach, $259,000. 383-0179.
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE 3BR/2BA townhouse with
screened lanai, pool, across street from beach, turn-
key furnished. Excellent condition.
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This light and spacious 4BR/2BA canalfront duplex
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less than 60 yards to beach access and glorious
sunsets. Lots of storage. Hardwood floors throughout
most of home. Carport plus one car garage used as a
workshop. Large lot with 58 foot back patio. Loads of
possibilities! $335,000. Dial the Duncans! Judy
778-1589 or Darcie 779-2290 eves.
HOME WITH BOAT SLIP. 3BR/2BA home on oversize lot
with split floor plan. Large two-car garage and deeded boat slip
with bay access. $179,500. Call Bill Donnelly 778-6392 eves.
VILLA NORTH HOLMES BEACH. Well-cared for 3BR/
2BA villa on quiet residential street. Short walk to superb
beach. Screened lanai, open decks off bedrooms, vaulted
ceilings, hardwood floors, open floor plan. $162,500. Call
Carol Williams 744-0700 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 2 l1
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CLOSE TO THE BEACH! 3BR/
2.5BA home on a canal with boat
dock. Turnkey furnished with large
fireplace. $299,000 Call Carol
Heinze or Karin Stephan, Realtor
2 STORY DUPLEX $174,900.
2BR/2BA with den in each unit.
Central Holmes Beach location.
Close to shopping, library and res-
taurants. IB32512. Call Carol
GREAT LOCATION! 3BR/2BA deep-canal
front home with boat dock and no bridges to
open bay. Tumkey fumished. $399,000
GREAT INVESTMENT! Call Karin
Stephan, Realtor 924-9000 or Connie Volts,
Realtor 751-1155. 1887235.
ANNA MARIA $399,000 4BR/2.5BA home
on a canal with a boathouse, 2 fireplaces, a
hot tub, 2 garages. Call Karin Stephan,
Realtor 924-9000 or Carol Heinze, Realtor
All my listings can be seen on the
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LOVE BOATING? HATE YARD WORK? If so, this is the
condo for you! 2BR/2BA end unit on a canal with bayou view.
Includes a two car garage and a boat dock. Call Carol
Heinze, Realtor 778-7246. $147,900. IB34658.
OPEN HOUSE Sunday, February 7, 1999. 2-4pm 239
Willow Ave, Anna Maria. Canal Front, 3BR/3BA. Expansive,
private yard. Remodeled eat-in kitchen, newer master "wing",
lots up upgrades. $259,000. Visit Karen Lohse, Realtor or call
WAITING JUST FOR YOU! 3BR/1BA home has beautiful
views of the greenbelt all the way to the bay. Located in a
private cul-de-sac. $141,900. Deck on 3 side of the home.
Call Donald Pampuch, Realtor 778-7642. IB34124.
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Without Denise Langlois
It's Just Harder.
Call Denise today for a free
market analysis of your home:
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SEASONAL &- VACAION REMALS (941)778-076
PLAYA ENCANTADA Turnkey furnished
2BR/2BA corner unit located tennis court
side in first class Gulffront complex. Enjoy
the beach, pool, tennis, clubhouse and on-
site manager. $159,500. Dave Moynihan.
778-2246. Eves 778-7976. #33933
RUNAWAY BAY 2BR/2BA turnkey
furnished condominium Great location
with pool and lake views. Easy beach
access. On site rental management with
clubhouse, tennis, heated pool, shuffle
board and bocci ball. $132,000. Call Jerry
Martinek 778-2246. Eves. 778-2975.
ISLAND HOMESITE Terrific views of
Tampa Bay from this large corner lot
located on the north end of Anna Maria
Island. Lot is cleared and ready for con-
struction. $124,900. Dave Moynihan 778-
2246, Eves. 778-7976. #31448
NEW LISTING Great Holmes Beach location
in quiet neighborhood and only one block to
beach! This 3BR/2BA home is ready to move
into with new roof, paint and carpet in 1999.
Open floor plan with wooden cathedral ceiling.
Owner financing available to qualified buyer.
$149,900. Call Ed Oliveira 778-2246. Eves'
From this 2BR/2BA condo. Open floor plan with
water views. Two lanais, one screened and one glassed
in. Corner ground-floor unit next to nature preserve.
$104,000. Becky Smith/Elfi Starrett, 778-0700.
SUNSETS OVER THE BAY
Enjoy sunsets over the bay from this top floor
"Osprey" model. Cathedral ceilings, new tile,
washer/dryer and microwave. Tastefully furnished
and well equipped. Ready to move in. Tennis and
pools. Impeccable landscaping. Guarded gate.
$104,900. Becky Smith/Elfi Starrett, 778-0700.
Flower shop for sale. Great opportunity for hus-
band/wife team. Good cash flow, owner financing.
Well established. Owner moved north.$49,900.
D ..., Hathorn, 778-0700.
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3BA Brand nev n...r'o. l I ,r ; c i l i ;i',.u jd 1 ,,.:...:C
:olors for this .1 ior, I-.....n. .,.n 1 i..r c.,l-.t- .:
okinga nature p. .".'-. Fi:fl.l .: r r.. u', ,,,.
list. $349,000. Ed Furner, 794-0007.
CEDARS EAST CONDO-LONGBOAT KEY
2BR/2BA townhouse in tennis resort with easy ac-
cess to courts and beach. Large rooms on two lev-
els. 1-car garage. Owner motivated. $195,000. Call
Robert St. Jean, 794-0007.
BRADEN RIVER WATERFRONT
Bring your fishing pole, boat and easy chair! Bass
fishing right from your backyard. True "Old
Florida" living in this 3BR/IBA cypress home
with vinyl siding and dock. $110,000. Call
Carolyn Gruber-Patrick 778-0700.
2BR/2BA This upstairs unit fc.atuies a spacious
living room with glass sliders to large lanai. Up-
dated kitchen in 1998. Great location near heated
pool and spa. Includes carport. $79,900. Beckx
Smith/Elli Starrctt 778-0700.
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Home Protection Plan.
Call Piroska Kallay at 778-2261
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An independently owned and operated member of Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corporation
3BR/3BA ELEVATED HOME. Open and airy greatroom with
fireplace and oak floors. Master suite has his-and-hers walk-in
closets, whirlpool tub with separate shower. Screened deck over-
looks the boat ramp and dock with electric and water hook up.
No bridges. Ample parking and storage under 2,100 sq. ft. of air
conditioned space. Asking $369,900. Please call 795-7805.
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 Zopn;g.Walk to beach $150,000.
GULFFRONT MOTEL 22 Units. Private beach. $2,149,000.
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UE PAGE 36 M FEBRUARY 3, 1999 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
BY MANNY NOSOWSKY /
1 Gold count
7 Calif. daily
14 See 17-Down
19 Mark of a ruler
21 Upset and then
sporter, for short
23 Take the algae
out for a stroll?
25 Lord's attendant
26 Public transport
28 "And this is the
29 Ax politely
31 Penta plus three
33 Sports trophy
35 Sapporo sash
36 A question of
37 Pants problems
39 It has shoulders
40 Trading partner
of ancient Tyre
41 Vandalize part
45 Weight lifter
46 Annual TV
event, with "the"
50 "You have to see
51 Is worthwhile
53. Pin spots?
55 It comes with
58 1958 movie
60 Old magazine
65 Our church's
72 Corp. magnates
73 State of the
74 Buyer, in a
78 Singer Coolidge
account of a
81 Naval position
84 Abide a W.W. II
87 It doesn't get far
88 Color of the
EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ
90 What tots are
94 Blink of an eye
95 Liqueur brand
99 Nothing at all
101 One way to pitch
103 "The Joy of
106 Like movies
107 Storage spot for
112 Holds one's
115 Bacon servings
116 Pass along
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5 Big bang maker
6 Research types
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13 Like many
15 Kind of shift
16 Equal to Isaac?
17 With 14-Across,
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20 Its main street
24 Flies or gadflies
30 Sch. meeting
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42 With 83-Down,
44 Nuzzles or
45 "An American in
46 "No problem
48 Give top honors
in New Jersey?
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54 Class of
57 Purim honoree
59 "Butterfield 8"
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62 Team the wall," e.g. 86 Followed killed in battle
components 79 Particular 88 Cold call? 97 Campaign
65 Government 80 Kindergarten- 90 Fracas concern
issue ers' art, e.g. 91 Measles mark 98 Faster's opposite
66 Just for laughs 81 Succeed 92 King of 70's pop 102 Pored over
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67 Dress (up) 82 Takes inside 109 Naval letters
70 Inclined 83 See42-Down 95 1941 #1 Sammy 110 Denver Nuggets'
73 Coffee maker 84 Stir Kaye hit orig. league
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Bob & Penny Hall
EMERALD HARBOR home amid tropical
splendor in Longboat Key! Casually elegant
2BR/2BA on sailboat canal/bayou. $385,000.
Laura McGeary 778-2261. MLS#35352
TIDY ISLAND Secure bayfront community with 24-
hour guard. Two pools, two Har-tru tennis courts,
nature walks. Great place for biking and walking. Call
for available units. Bob and Penny Hall, 778-2261.
SHORE ACRES Pr,ce rerJuced ,-n d-S.iiabl-
n(orlh cnd hide..-v.', Lip.laie3I kacli en h, l 'I i
on deck $1559 *00ij D.:.u, rleAo,,,mer 778."2`61
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TWO MILES TO BEACH Well maintained owner
occupied duplex. Excellent cash flow potential.
Good location. $114,900 Chard Winheim 778-
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GULF BEACH PLACE 2BR/2BA condo with
spectacular view of Gulf of Mexico from roof top
sun deck. Two large lanais, breakfast room.
$144,900. Noreen Roberts 778-2261. MLS#34700
Perico Bay Club-2/2/1 Villa. Great view.
Annual ......................... .................... $1200/m o
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PERICO BAY CLUB Condos, villas, townhomes, four
tennis courts, heated pools, spas, award winning land-
scaping. Call Rose Schnoerr or Susan Hollywood for
more information, 778-2261.
BEAUTIFUL WATERFRONT SETTING 2BR/
2BA open plan, new seawall and dock with lift.
Near 1-75. Large lot, two-car garage.
MLS#32180. $169,900 Tony Tiberini 778-2261.
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