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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
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Physical Description: Newspaper
Creator: Islander
Publisher: Bonner Joy
Creation Date: February 10, 1999

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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Manatee -- Anna Maria
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FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE


IISLANDER


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Beach traffic light slated for next year


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Officials pulled out all the stops last week to con-
vince Holmes Beach Commissioner Pat Geyer to go for
a traffic light at Manatee Avenue and Gulf Drive.
Geyer was the lone holdout in a meeting in which
three commissioners decided the fate of the intersec-
tion. Commissioners Sandy Haas-Martens and Roger
Lutz were unable to attend the session.
At the urging of Police Chief Jay Romine and


Mayor Carol Whitmore, Geyer added her vote to the
affirmative side. However, Geyer warned, "I'll go
along with Jay's recommendation, but I'll be the big-
gest critic of that light that you have."
The Florida Department of Transportation is slated
to install the light in the fall of 2000.
When commissioners recently learned that the traf-
fic light was in the DOT's work plan, Romine said
there were three available options a traffic light, a
roundabout or leaving the intersection as it is.


"I can make recommendations on speed limits and
stop signs, but I was not comfortable making a recom-
mendation on something of this magnitude," Romine
explained. "I asked that we talk to DOT and get a traf-
fic engineer from Manatee County to look at it."
After citing statistics from DOT's 1997 traffic
study of the intersection (see sidebar), Romine noted,
"We have a problem that needs to be dealt with. The
PLEASE SEE SIGNAL, NEXT PAGE


Status quo for


SMcKay, Wolfe


in Anna Maria


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Things were hot at Manatee County Public Beach
An ancient sea dragon appeared from under the sand this week at the Manatee County Public Beach in front
of Cafe on the Beach restaurant. Kind of looks like "Puff the Magic Dragon, don't you think? The
monstrous masterpiece's creation was directed by Jim Shipley of Flash Flites, Holmes Beach.
Islander Photo: Susan Kesselring


Boat noise curbed maybe


Manatee County has moved against noisy boats,
but whether its new law can or will be enforced is still
up in the air.
The new law covers all Anna Maria Island near-
shore waters. It applies to:
All county waters within 300 feet offshore from
all beaches and shorefront bathing areas.
All waters within 300 feet from any marina,
dock, pier, mooring, seawall or similar structure, or
mangrove fringe.
Waters in which the depth at mean-low water
does not normally exceed three feet.
The county waters in Longboat Pass "between
the southern tip of Anna Maria Island at Coquina
Beach and the northern tip of Longboat Key at Beer
Can or Greer Island, from the east side of the Longboat
bridge westward to the paired red and green buoys
numbered 2 and 3."
Manatee County commissioners adopted the ordi-
nance at its.meeting last week after persistent complaints
of noise made by airboats and personal watercraft, and
dangers posed to their operators and anyone nearby.
It puts limits on speeds and sound in those areas.
Speeds are restricted to "slow" or "idle" with minimum
wake. Sound breaks the law if it exceeds 90 decibels 50
feet from the vessel.
William Henry, the assistant county attorney who
did most of the work in drafting the ordinance and who
is a power boater himself, conceded that 90 decibels
may be unrealistically high.
A problem is, he said, that state law prohibits the
county from regulating at levels below 90 decibels.
He is consulting with the Manatee County Sheriff's
Department on means of enforcement of both speed


and noise limits. "We will look at the different ways to
enforce 90 decibels," he said. Sheriff's deputies cited
special equipment and training needed to measure any
level of noise, and noted courts have not been friendly
to noise ordinances elsewhere.
It won't matter a lot to law officers of Anna
Maria's cities, at least for now. Lt. Dale Stephenson,
assistant chief in Holmes Beach, said the department's
marine officer is deputized by the county but rarely has
occasion to refer to county law.
"We'll look at the county ordinance and if it is
needed in Holmes Beach, we'll try to get the city com-
mission to adopt it here," he said.
He added that the city has had few complaints of
excessive noise, except for a Key Royale resident who
objected to the smell from water scooter operations as
much as the noise.
"Our problems are mainly with personal watercraft
operating among swimmers off the beach," he said.
"And that's a problem we take very seriously."
Airboats, propelled by airplane-type propellers,
stay mostly on the mainland side of the bay "and weave
in among the mangroves," he said.
Complaints have come to the county from Perico Is-
land and the Manatee County half of Longboat Key, but
none from Cortez where many airboats headquarters. Most
complaints involve commercial fishers using shallow-
draft airboats inshore, and even in canals with homes.
As for reducing sound with exhaust mufflers, airboat
owner Kris Houser said the engines are not the biggest
problem, that most of the noise is made by the propellers.
And all styles of propellers are noisy, he said. "The
wood props sound like an airplane, and the fiber ones
sound like a weed eater. Both loud."


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
The people's choice for two seats on the Anna
Maria City Commission are incumbents George
McKay and Doug Wolfe. Ellen Trudelle trailed by
nine votes in a close race.
Of the city's 1,592 registered voters, 584 ballots or 37
percent of the voters cast
votes on Tuesday, Feb. 9, for
the non-partisan election.
Tallies of the 584 voters
casting ballots are:
(Ceo inige nMeKav cir-
nered 327 votes or 55 per-
cent. Doug Wolfe totaled
281 votes or 48 percent.
Ellen Trudelle garnered
272 votes or 46.5 percent. McKay
Jason Cimino came in
with 216 votes at 37 percent.
"I'm glad for the
people's confidence. I wish
I could hug all 316 voters,"
McKay said at the poll.
Contacted at home,
Wolfe said. "I'm very
pleased the citizens, voters
and taxpayers in the city
had the confidence to keep
me in office." Wolfe
Campaigning in the city
falls under the grassroots category, going door-to-door,
shaking hands at the post office and the strategic place-
ment of political signs.
McKay ran on a platform as "the peoples. servant,"
while Wolfe appealed to voters by promising to retain
the small hometown appeal of Anna Maria.
Both elected officials will be sworn in at 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 16. They will earn $400 per month and
serve for two years.


SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
O pinions .......................... 6
Those Were the Days .............................. 7
Announcements ................. ................. 10
School ............... .......................... .............. 16
Cortez Connections ...................................... 18
Streetlife .......................... ....................... 19
Sports ....... ................. ...... ....................... 21
Sandscript ............................ ............ 22
Anna Maria Island tides .......................... ... 23
Crossword puzzle................................... 32


THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND


FEBRUARY 10, 1999






[] 'PAGE 2 0 FEBRUARY 10, 1999 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Anna Maria in market for electric car


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
When it comes time for vehicle maintenance, there
will be one less oil change needed for the City of Anna
Maria work fleet.
An electric car will soon have a permanent home
in the public works department.
Public Works Director Phil Charnock said the city
received confirmation that it has been selected to re-
ceive an Alternative Fuel Mini Grant from the Florida
Suncoast Clean Cities Coalition and the Florida De-
partment of Community Affairs.
The grant award is approximately $7,500. Charnock
said it was possible for the city to receive a maximum
grant of $15,000. It would have paid for two electric ve-
hicles, but because of an overwhelming response to the
program, it was decided by the coalition to give each ap-
plicant enough funding for only one vehicle and putting
electric cars into a greater number of communities.
Charnock said he was told if the coalition receives


... Bradenton Beach
Bradenton Beach wants to jump on the electric
car train on Anna Maria Island.
City commissioners agreed last week to join
Anna Maria and Holmes Beach in applying for
grant funds to purchase an electric car. The $7,500
grant is through the Florida Suncoast Clean Cities
Coalition, funded through the Florida Department
of Community Affairs.
Electric cars they look like a cross between
a Volkswagen beetle and a golf cart are an in-
creasingly common sight in Anna Maria, where city
officials and citizens have been test-driving the
vehicles for more than a year. Holmes Beach is also
eyeing the slow-speed vehicles, and applied for a
similar grant last month. Top speed for the little
two-seat cars is about 30 mph.


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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
intersection is very confusing to people, especially visi-
tors, and it takes only one person to be confused to
cause a problem."
Manatee County Traffic Engineer Harry
Mendenhall concurred with DOT's recommendation of
a traffic light, Romine said.
"The end result is that I am now in favor of it,"
Romine told commissioners. "I think it's just a matter
of time before we have a serious problem there and end
up with a fatality."
Deborah L. Snyder, assistant traffic operations
engineer for DOT, said the cycling can be controlled to
keep the two main traffic lanes flowing smoothly. She
said DOT will cycle the light at the city's direction.
Resident Bob Jones asked if pedestrians will be
able to trip the light, and Snyder said they will.
"That adds another advantage," Romine noted. "DOT
does not permit pedestrian crosswalks to be placed on any
state road that does not have a light. With the light we'll
be allowed to put a pedestrian crosswalk there."
Resident Larry Moore asked if officials will control
drivers who will turn on Sixth Avenue and drive through
St. Bernard Church parking lot to avoid the light.
"That's a local traffic condition and they'll be do-
ing that whether the light's there or not," Romine re-
plied. "We can handle it on an enforcement basis.'"
Resident Joan Perry said the highest accident rate
occurs at East Bay Drive and Manatee Avenue.
"Actually, they are neck and neck [with Gulf Drive
and Manatee Avenue]," Romine replied of the accident
rate at the two intersections.
"The majority of accidents that we have at that in-
tersection are not caused by people running red lights.
Most of them are rear-end collisions that occur in the
yield lane. It's the same at Gulf Drive and Manatee
Avenue, where people get confused about who has the
right of way."
The commission had one letter opposing a traffic
light from resident Frances Smith-Williams. Williams
said although the traffic light at East Bay Drive and
Manatee Avenue is necessary, another one within two
blocks will be an "irrelevant, redundant hindrance" for
Island residents in their daily travels. .
"A traffic signal will define who has the right of
way rather than impede the flow of traffic," city com-


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Phil Charnock and an electric vehicle. Islander Photo: Susan Kesselring


more funding, the city will receive an additional grant
for the purchase of another electric vehicle.
Charnock said he is shopping for an electric work
truck with a bed on it. He plans on building the bed up
and putting a tool box at one end.
It will probably cost a little more than the $7,500
allotted, he said.
The city is considering purchasing the electric ve-
hicles from either Bombardier or Global Electric Mo-
torcars, both of which offer a 10 percent discount to
coalition members.
GEM vehicles vary in price from $7,100 to $9,400,
while Bombardier vehicles range in price from $7,100 to
$7,400. The award letter states that the coalition will as-
sist the city in negotiating prices.with either manufacturer.


Charnock has on loan an electric work truck from
GEM for test driving. It operates on 72 volts and goes
23 mph. It will run for an average of 32 miles before
needing to be recharged.
The city plans to retain its dump truck, two four-
wheel-drive trucks and its Chevrolet pickup truck, but
would like to replace two work trucks that get daily use
with electric cars.
The replaced trucks could eventually be auctioned
and cover what little additional expense the electric
work trucks cost, Charnock said.
The last time the city purchased a new vehicle was in
1991, according to Charnock. He said Manatee County
Sheriffs Department gave the city two of its trucks and
one of those trucks was donated just last month.


The Florida Department of Transportation con-
ducted a study of traffic volumes, turning patterns
and accidents and the resulting economic loss at the
intersection of Manatee Avenue and Gulf Drive in
January and February 1997. The data from the
study were the basis for DOT's recommendation
that a traffic light be installed at the intersection.
Twenty-four-hour approach counts were con-
ducted on Jan. 29 and 30, 1997. Counts showed
that vehicles numbered 1,000 northbound (from the
corner where Duffy's stands), 10,400 southbound
(turning east from Gulf Drive onto Manatee Av-
enue), 800 eastbound (coming from the Manatee
County Public Beach parking lot) and 10,200
northbound (turning right through the current yield
from Manatee Avenue onto Gulf Drive).
Peak hours were: northbound, noon to 2 p.m.
with vehicles ranging from 86 to 103; southbound,
11 a.m. to 2 p.m., with vehicles ranging from 780
to 860; eastbound, 3 to 6 p.m., with vehicles rang-
ing from 94 to 104; and westbound, 2 to 5 p.m.
with vehicles ranging from 844 to 920.
A nine-hour turning movement count was con-
ducted on Feb. 13, 1997, between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.


mission candidate Rich Bohnenberger commented.
"And since the city has been formally put on notice that
it's a dangerous intersection, I think it would behoove
you to act immediately and accept the signal."
Geyer said she's had a business at that corner for
29 years and she opposes a traffic light because she
believes it will cause traffic to back up.
"If Mrs. Geyer doesn't vote for it, we will lose this
opportunity," Whitmore noted. "We have the experts
here that say that's not going to happen. It's a safety
issue for the city and we could be liable for not address-
ing it. You asked the traffic engineer for a recommen-
dation and you're not supporting it. I wish you'd
change your mind."
Geyer asked what will happen when there's a sud-
den storm and hundreds of beachgoers flee the beach
at one time.


Northbound,.the majority of vehicles went straight
ahead during peak hours between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Southbound, the majority of vehicles turned left
(east) onto Manatee Avenue during the peak hours
between 10 and 11 a.m., 1 to 2 p.m. and 3 to 4 p.m.
Eastbound the majority of vehicles went
straight onto Manatee Avenue with the peak hours
between 1 and 4 p.m. Westbound the majority of
vehicles went right onto Gulf Drive with the peak
hours between 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m.
Collision reports were compiled for the period
from January 1994 to December 1996. According to
the data, 16 collisions were reported. Eight were
angle collisions, seven were front-to-rear collisions
and one was a single vehicle collision.
One collision occurred at night and none were on
wet pavement. Two occurred during the morning peak
period, three occurred during the midday peak period
and two occurred during the afternoon peak period.
Four of the collisions resulted in personal in-
jury; however, there were no fatalities. The eco-
nomic loss was calculated at $352,000, or $117,333
annually. This was based on an average of $22,000
per collision.


"The right and left turns are the main movements
and will stay on green until someone comes up on one
of the side streets," Snyder explained. "We can set dif-
ferent patterns within the controller for different types
of events. We can set it up any way you want it."
Geyer asked if there would be manual control.
Snyder said police will be able to go to the intersection
and manually control the light, if necessary.
"My biggest concern is not convenience, it's
safety," Romine noted. "My second concern is how
many hours we have to work traffic accidents. DOT is
more than willing to work with us and work out the
cycling and timing. We need to eliminate the confu-
sion."
Commissioners Luke Courtney and Don Maloney
both agreed with Romine, that the light would allevi-
ate the confusion and reduce the city's liability.


1997 study of Manatee Avenue,

Gulf Drive intersection






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER U FEBRUARY 10, 1999 U PAGE 3 I]


Traffic gridlocked on Island after crash


It was about the worst time of day on about the
worst day of the week during about the worst season
of the year for a vehicle crash at about the worst
place imaginable.
A two-car crash on the Anna Maria Island
Bridge late Friday afternoon caused a virtual
gridlock on the Island for more than an hour. Florida
Highway Patrol troopers closed the bridge for an
hour, causing commuters to detour to Cortez Road
- where they encountered a steady stream of ve-
hicles trying to leave the beach.
Gulf Drive traffic was reportedly backed up for
miles on the Island and on Longboat Key.


By Paul Roat
The state's first-of-its-kind ecotourism trail
has been established, and Anna Maria Island is
part of the path.
The Gulf Coast Heritage Trail is a blend of
environmental, cultural and historical places of
interest in the Manatee and Sarasota county area.
Areas are identified on maps and brochures, and
signs will be erected this year to let visitors and
residents know where to go and what to see along
the trail.
It is expected that other parts of Florida will
follow the example of the Heritage Trail in an at-
tempt to garner what is becoming a fast-growing
tourism market targeting people who want to do
more on their vacation than visit theme parks.
On the Island, the Heritage Trail will feature:
Anna Maria City Pier.
Bayfront Park in Anna Maria.
Bean Point in Anna Maria.
Coquina BayWalk at Leffis Key in Bradenton
Beach.
Coquina Beach and Bayside in Bradenton
Beach.


Troopers reported that the gridlock began when
Derek Overbay, 27, of Tennessee, struck a vehicle
driven by Stephen Jensen, of Longboat Key, on the
Cortez Bridge. Overbay left the scene and headed
north on the Island, pursued by Jensen.
Overbay turned onto Manatee Avenue in
Holmes Beach and attempted to cross the bridge
there, only to slam headon into a truck driven by
Christopher Thompson, 30, of Sarasota. Thompson
was taken by helicopter to Bayfront Medical Center
with pelvic and elbow injuries.
Troopers said Overbay was drunk and attempted
to fight with them as they arrested him. He was


Cortez Beach in Bradenton Beach.
Bradenton Beach City Pier.
Kingfish Boat Ramp in Holmes Beach.
Manatee Public Beach in Holmes Beach.
Rod & Reel Pier in Anna Maria.
Anna Maria Island Art League in Holmes
Beach.
Artist Guild of Anna Maria Island in Holmes
Beach.
Island Players in Anna Maria.
Old City Jail in Anna Maria.
Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach.
The Heritage Trail is a joint effort of the
Sarasota Bay National Estuary Program and the
National Park Service.
According to Jaime Doubek-Racine with the
Sarasota Bay Program, "The trail will promote a
sense of place and will preserve the community's
heritage elements. It will improve access to the bay
and other scenic waterway vistas. Education about
the area will be attained through interpretive signage
and brochures.
"The linkage will also provide complementary
continuity throughout the region."


charged with multiple counts of driving under the
influence.
Thompson was charged with driving with a sus-
pended license.
Apparent confusion between law enforcement
agencies in diverting traffic and expediting the traf-
fic flow through the area that was the biggest bottle-
neck the Cortez Road-Gulf Drive intersection -
will be improved in the future, according to
Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale.





Anna Maria City
2/16, 7:30 p.m., Swearing in of
commissioners, followed by commission
work session

Bradenton Beach
2/18, 1 p.m., Commission meeting

Holmes Beach
2/10, 7 p.m., Parks and Beautification
Advisory Board
2/11, 1:30 p.m., Police Retirement Board
2/18, 8:30 a.m., Canal Commission

Of Interest
2/16, 2 p.m., Island Transportation Planning
Organization, Bradenton Beach City Hall.
2/17, 1:30 p.m., Coalition of Barrier Island
Elected Officials, Longboat Key Town Hall.

Closings for President's Day, Feb. 15
City offices in Anna Maria, Holmes
Beach and Longboat Key.
Tingley Memorial Library
Island Branch Library will be closed
until 1 p.m.
Note: All garbage collection will be as usual.


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Beach Avenue: if you close it, they can't come


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
Beach Avenue in Anna Maria was recently closed
to parking for beachgoers. Four "No Parking" signs
were already in place on the south side of the street, but
four more have been installed on the north side.
Residents must now walk or ride their bikes to the
Beach Avenue beach access.
William Diaz, of 121 Beach Ave., said he went to
city hall in January with a complaint because he and his
neighbors are tired of the trash that is left behind by
some people after spending a day at the beach.
Among the items littering the road are soiled dia-
pers, beer cans and bottles, and empty snack wrappers,
he said.
Diaz said many of the cars that park on his street
have license plates from other Florida counties.
He said he met with Mayor Chuck Shumard and
Public Works Director Phil Charnock.
He also said he and his neighbors have witnessed
people changing clothes in their cars.
Diaz said the problem has been ongoing since he
moved in five years ago, but the final straw came when
someone took a hammer to a chain-link fence that
serves as a barricade near the access. It was put up to
protect people from a dropoff alongside the access.
Shumard said he made the decision to close the
street to parking because "people made a pig pen out
of the place."
"I am probably the last guy who would give up
parking," he said.
Shumard said, "It's not right that the city advertises
to come to our beaches and then doesn't provide park-
ing, but this situation has been an ongoing problem.
"We got tired of cleaning it up," he said, "and be-
sides we have more parking near the beaches than any
of the other island cities. Only four or five parking
spots were eliminated."
Resident Kathleen Granstad is not happy with the


"No Parking" signs are up on Beach Avenue in
Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Susan Kesselring
mayor's decision to close Beach Avenue to parking,
particularly because there wasn't any public discussion
on the matter.
She said many residents live in the interior areas of
the city and pay the same tax rate as those who live on
the beach ends.
Everyone should be entitled to expect parking on
the beach ends, she said.
It's not the first time a street has been closed to


public parking. Closing Gulf Boulevard to parking was
the subject of many heated commission meetings be-
ginning in September of 1995. Before it was all over,
a petition drive was organized to return parking to resi-
dents and an ad hoc committee was created by then
Mayor Dorothy McChesney to implement Phase I and
Phase II of the future Gulf Boulevard plan. Phase I
dealt with moving the split-rail fence back and adding
shell.
Phase II dealt with Charnock investigating the le-
gality of residents-only parking for the eight or so
spaces taken away from residents, as well as restoring
two handicap parking spaces.
Granstad said previous promises of returning park-
ing to residents only were made by elected officials
when this same issue surfaced in the past.
At that time, former Commissioner Elaine Burkly
was the driving force behind those promises.
Shumard said he didn't think it was necessary to
open the matter up to public discussion.
John Huth, of 107 Beach Ave., wrote a letter of
appreciation dated Jan. 29 to city hall thanking the
mayor, public works department and commissioners
for their attention to the matter.
His letter states, "There has been a continuous
problem with garbage left on the streets, beer cans, and
bottles both in the street and on the beach as well as late
night partying."
Although Huth's letter was addressed to commis-
sioners, Commissioner Robert McElheny said, "I
didn't know about it, but I'm sure the mayor had a good
reason for doing it."
Commissioner Doug Wolfe also wasn't aware of the
mayor's action. He said that according to the city's ordi-
nance on traffic and vehicles, the mayor doesn't need the
approval of the commission to regulate traffic signs.
The ordinance states, "Any proposed traffic regu-
lation becoming effective without affirmative commis-
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sion action shall bear the signature of the city clerk or
deputy clerk attesting that such regulation became ef-
fective without commission action."
However, if called up for consideration by the
commission, the regulation can be revoked, amended
or confirmed by any two members.
In order to allow residents to continue to park at
this beach access, Granstad said a solution would be for
the city to issue parking tags.
Charnock said the city looked into tags for resi-
dents years back, but he recalled then city attorney Jim
Dye stating it couldn't be done because it bordered on
unconstitutional.
Charnock said the signs may come down in the
future if there is an "overwhelming outcry" from the
citizens.
Diaz said the meeting with Charnock and Shumard
was not confrontational and no demands were made on
the city.
Diaz said, "I don't believe anyone is going to be
hurt by this decision as far as residents of Anna Maria
Island. If anything, they'll have a cleaner beach to go
-to. Traffic is already cut in half."


Traffic lanes to be widened
This northernmost traffic median on Marina Drive in downtown Holmes Beach is scheduled for removal
within the next 10 days, said Public Works Supervisor Joe Duennes. The northbound lane will be widened,
also allowing for a wider turn radius, Duennes said. Nine of the traffic-control poles have been eliminated to
provide easier access to Captain's Marina but the others will remain, said Police Chief Jay Romine. Islander
Photo: Pat Copeland.


Citywide garage sale, trash pickup
planned in Bradenton Beach


Garage sales galore are expected in Bradenton
Beach Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 20-21, when a
citywide yard sale will take place.
All residents are encouraged to sell all their un-
wanted merchandise from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday,
and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
And if you don't get rid of all the stuff, the city will
have a special trash pickup Thursday, Feb. 25, to haul
the rest away.


The special trash pickup is only for household stuff
and not any hazardous waste such as old paint, pesti-
cides, fertilizers or other chemicals. That material
should be brought to the Manatee County landfill on
the third Saturday of every month.
For more information about the garage sale or the
special trash pickup day, call city hall at 778-1005. For
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Bradenton Beach city commissioners rejected
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her, at city expense, to a $149 speed reading semi-
nar in Tampa.
Drescher said as mayor she believed it impor-
tant to read all the material that came to city hall,
and the volume of paperwork was becoming al-
most too much to handle. She said she believed the
course would facilitate her reading the material.
But commissioners said the course was more
of a personal that city business and no motion was
made for her to attend the seminar.


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Road suggestions
It looks like the Island will have its fifth traffic signal
this year. We hope it doesn't create a disaster.
With a bare quorum of Holmes Beach city commis-
sioners present, the fate of the intersection at Gulf Drive
and Manatee Avenue at the Manatee County Public Beach
was decided last week.
Officials with the Florida Department of Transporta-
tion met with Holmes Beach Police Chief Jay Romine to
talk about what to do to ease traffic through one of the
busiest albeit confusing intersections on the Island.
DOT's consensus was to install a traffic signal no sur-
prise, considering we're due some paybacks from the state
agency deprived twice of its bridge-building plans for
Anna Maria Island.
Holmes Beach city commissioners decided to ask for
a second opinion from the Manatee County Transporta-
tion and department head Harry Mendenhall concurred
with DOT, and the commission concurred with all of 'em.
Romine told commissioners there were only three
options a traffic light, a roundabout or leaving the in-
tersection as it is. But what about trying a far-less expen-
sive trial period with a four-way stop?
The signal will be installed with the lone caveat that
if it doesn't work out, DOT will yank the thing out.
Our prediction is that cars will stack up like planes at
O'Hare Airport north of the new light past the school to
the shopping district.
Then what? We've got grave reservations with regard
to DOT's promise that the light at the beach and its part-
ner signal at East Bay and Manatee Avenue will cycle to
keep the main lanes flowing smoothly.
Add to the cycle clash the lack of traffic flow on the
main lanes triggered by "red" when traffic approaches
from the other components in the intersection, including
the exit from the beach and a pedestrian trigger.
We wish all involved well with the Island's newest
traffic signal. And we hope it will ease, not exacerbate,
road rage on Anna Maria Island. But no one who's lived
here for long ever wanted the first signal, let alone five.

One more suggestion
Last Friday's gridlock on the Island, caused by an
incident on the Cortez Bridge followed by a chase and a
crash on the Anna Maria Island Bridge, offers an oppor-
tunity or is it challenge? to Island officials.
With the closure of the north bridge for more than an
hour, traffic was re-routed back to the Cortez Bridge.
What beach traffic and bridge openings at Cortez, conges-
tion reached near epic proportions.
Wouldn't it be nice if a requested bridge-opening
study by the U.S. Coast Guard included consideration for
keeping the bascule lowered during emergencies?
After all, bridge tenders have the authority to delay
opening bridges to allow emergency vehicles to pass.


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Jim Kronus returns
the compliment
I would like to thank all those who helped to make
my retirement party so memorable. The many who
willingly gave of themselves made that evening so spe-
cial that I will never forget it.
It truly has been my pleasure to serve as principal
of Anna Maria Island Elementary School. This com-
munity has always been considered unique. Yes, it is.
Unique in the sense of a great staff, wonderful children,
caring parents and a supportive community. These are
the ingredients of a great school and it has been a plea-
sure to be a part of it.
The retirement event was a celebration of what our
community holds dear: The education and nurturing of
our children. To have so many in attendance shows
how we all pull together and cooperate with one an-
other in a common goal. How fortunate we are!
I wish I could thank each of you personally for all
you've d6ne, but please know that will always hold
dear my years here at the Island school.
Thank you and God bless you all.
Jim Kronus

Broken promises in Anna Maria
Well, it's happened again.
Another beach end has been closed to parking.
Soon we residents will have no place to park. This one
at Beach Street was closed without public discussion.
Quite frankly, I feel I'm being discriminated against,
as should the majority of citizens of Anna Maria City.
Years ago when the issue arose of closing parking
on beach-end streets, we residents were told parking
exemptions would be made for city residents.
A majority of residents in Anna Maria City live in
interior areas of the city, not on beach ends. We pay the
same taxes, however, and if you'd like to view mine on
Tarpon Street, they're quite high. I believe this and the
previous promises made by elected officials entitle me
to expect parking on the beach ends of streets. Anyone
can research this issue in the back issues of The Is-
lander Bystander at the library .to note the promises
made. (Late 1995, early 1996.)
Now, I've heard some of our officials say walk or


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ride your bike. You certainly don't expect people who
have physical problems to accepts this solution, do
you? Perhaps you expect the rest of us non-beach-end
owners to crowd on the few beaches left with parking.
Let me invite those commissioners who believe this
to be the solution to walk with a few toddlers from my
house on Tarpon in the heat of a July day carrying beach
toys, chairs, a cooler, an umbrella and still trying to hold
the toddlers' hands to they don't get hit by a car, on streets
with no sidewalks (a safety factor) to the beach.
We'll see how much pleasure that solution provides.
Never mind discussing the safety factors involved.
I don't believe this is what we were promised by
the city.
Also, government is supposed to represent the
majority, not the chosen few. If you buy property in
certain areas of the city, some problems such as noise
or parking are bound to arise. However, you purchased
the property with prior knowledge of this if you did
your research.
As far as a solution goes, there is a simple low-
cost solution used by our public high schools. If they
can afford it, I'm sure Anna Maria can. Everyone
knows the schools have no money. The high schools
issue paper or plastic parking tags, which sit on the
car dashboard or hang on the mirror. They are very
visible and can be issued in a variety of colors. Any-
one who needs one must pick it up at the dean's of-
fice and register.
We could pick them up at city hall, using our car
registration for proof of need. I even called a print shop.
The cost is approximately $75 per 1,000. Not a major
expense to fulfill a promise, or is this just another ex-
ample of broken promises?
Kathleen Granstad, Anna Maria


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THOSE WERE THE AY'S
Part 18, The Life and Loves of Hernando De Soto
by June Alder


Modern artist's conception of De Soto's landing on the shores of Tampa Bay
in 1539.


FLORIDA AT LAST


This letter written on July 9, 1539,
from a place in the vicinity of Tampa
Bay was carried to Cuba by one of
Hernando De Soto's ships returning for
supplies. Though addressed to the town
council of Santiago, it was also meant
for the eyes of the King of Spain.

Very Noble Sirs:
Being in a new land, although not
very far from that land, albeit with a bit
of sea between, it seems to me that I
have not heard from your worships for
a thousand years; for in truth, also, I
have not seen a letter for a long time ....
I left Havana with my fleet on Sun-
day, the 18th day of May. Although I
thought to leave on the 25th of that
month, I forestalled that day in order not
to lose a favorable opportunity we had.
When we were entering the gulf, the
weather changed into a calm for us, yet
not so continuous a calm that it kept us
from coming to anchor on this coast
within a week's time, namely, on Sun-
day, the 30th, the Feast of the Holy
Spirit.
Having fallen four or five leagues
below the port, without any of my pilots
knowing where the port lay, it was
thereupon determined that I should go in
the brigantines to look for it. We took
three days to do this and to enter the
mouth of the port. Also, since we had no
knowledge of the channel a bay
which extends for 12 or more leagues to
the sea we were so greatly delayed
that I had to send Vasco Porcallo de





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De Soto was very proud of being a
member of the Order of Santiago,
the religious order of Spanish
knighthood.


Figueroa, my lieutenant general, with
the brigantines to seize a town which
lay at the head of the bay.
I ordered all the men and horses to
land on a beach, whence with great dif-
ficulty we went on to meet Vasco
Porcallo on Sunday of the Most Holy
Trinity. The Indians of the land, be-
cause of certain fears they conceived of
us, abandoned all the land, for in a dis-
tance of 30 leagues no man stayed be-
hind ....
I sent Baltasar de Gallegos inland
with 50 lances and 100 foot soldiers.
He has found many cornfields, beans,
pumpkins, and other fruits and food in
such abundance that there is enough
for a very large army without the suf-
fering of any need.
A cacique (chief) named
Urripacoxit, lord of many other ca-
ciques, having come up, Gallegos sent
some Indians (guides) to him to nego-
tiate a peace. He writes me that they
had agreed on a peace, but because
Urripacoxit had failed in certain prom-
ises he, Baltasar de Gallegos, seized
him and other men of authority.
They said that three days' journey
thence there is a large town called
Acuera, where we might very well
winter, and that two days' journey be-
yond is another town called Ocale.
They said this town is so big and
so valued by them that I shall not dare
to say anything of it. In it, they say, are
to be found in great abundance all the
things that are in all the above-men-
tioned towns. There are hens, turkeys
in many pens and tame deer which are
kept in herds. How this may be I do not
understand, unless they are the cows of
which we had information.
They say that there are many trad-
ers and much barter and an abundance
of gold and silver and many pearls.
God grant this may be so, for I believe
of these Indians only what I see, al-
though they know that if they lie to me,
it must be at the cost of their life.
Would to God that something may
come of it that may be for the service
of God, our Lord, and wherewith I may
serve your worships and each of you in
particular as I desire and as I should do.
Your worships' servant,
ADELANTADO Hernando DE SOTO

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Fire commissioners to decide on new tax plan


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
The most taxing problem facing local fire commis-
sioners is deciding how to assess properties in the new
district being formed by the merger of the Anna Maria
and West Side Fire Districts.
Commissioners recently met in a work session to
discuss issues of the merging process. The process calls
for the repeal of legislative acts creating the two dis-
tricts and the creation of a new district.'
The process will be the first in the state under the
new rules and there are no established formats to fol-
low to accomplish the merger. The districts must agree
on the following issues:
Establishing a single tax method and rate.
Forming a new five-member fire commission.
Reviewing any collective bargaining agreements.
Consolidating or assigning any indebtedness to
the new district.
All commissioners agreed that the tax issue will be
the most difficult to resolve.
"I have a couple of different ideas," Fire Chief Andy
Price said. "We could average the tax rates, which means
some will go up and some will come down. We could go
to the highest rate or we could get away from the assess-
ment method and go to a millage rate."
Currently both districts use the assessment method
for levying taxes. This method is based on a use cat-
egory whether the property is residential, commer-
cial, travel trailer or vacant. The residential and com-
mercial categories have a base rate plus a square-foot-
age assessment.
For example, the residential assessment in the
Anna Maria district is $65 for the base rate plus 5 cents
per square foot over 1,000 square feet. In the West Side
district, it is $75 for the base rate plus 4.75 cents per
square foot over 1,000 square feet.
Travel trailers and vacant lots in the Anna Maria
district are assessed a flat rate of $52.50 and $4, respec-
tively. There are 450 vacant lots in the Anna Maria

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"The only drawback by going to a millage rate
would be that commercial, especially hotel/motel,
would see a dramatic decrease in taxes and residential
would have a dramatic increase," Price explained. "I
was wondering if we could have two different rates -
keep vacant lots and commercial on assessment and tax
residential on a millage rate."
Anna Maria Fire Commissioner John
VanOstenbridge said he liked the idea of the ad valo-
rem method, which uses a millage rate, for residential
properties.
"With millage you don't have to ask for tax in-
creases all the time," VanOstenbridge noted. "As the
value of the homes go up you get more money. You
don't hear the residents complain that the city's tax rate
went up, but let assessments go up and they complain."
Anna Maria Commissioner Chuck Stearns said it
wouldn't be fair to tax vacant lots on value, as is done
with ad valorem taxes.
In 1995, Anna Maria commissioners conducted a
study on changing the taxing method from assessment
to ad valorem at the request of several property own-
ers. Property owners felt it was unfair that by using the
assessment method, homes valued at $100,000 and
more were charged the same rate as homes of much
lesser value.
At that time, a tax of 1.25 mills was required to
provide the same funding the district was getting
through assessment. The following comparisons were
given:
The owner of a vacant lot on Kumquat in Anna
Maria with an assessed value of $100,406 would pay
$4 with assessment and $125.50 with ad valorem.
The owner of a single-family home on North Bay
Boulevard in Anna Maria with an assessed value of
$158,409 would pay $97 with assessment and $198.01
with ad valorem, not including a homestead exemption
or $166.76 with a homestead exemption.
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with assessment and $125.73 with ad valorem not in-
cluding a homestead exemption and $98.48 with a
homestead exemption.
The owner of a mobile home in Cortez with an as-
sessed value of $14,000 would pay $65 with assessment
and $18 with ad valorem not including a homestead ex-
emption and nothing with a homestead exemption.
"From an administrative standpoint, we would love
to go on a millage rate, because the property appraiser
does all the work," Price said. "With the assessment
method, we have 10,500 parcels and we have to check
each one against the county's tax roll to make sure the
categories and rates are correct.
"I don't feel comfortable saying we're just going
to change to a millage rate. The burden is going to fall
on the homeowner. Assessment is not a bad way of
taxing, it just takes more time."
Anna Maria Fire Commission Chairman Larry
Tyler said he would like to find out if the district could
use a combination of methods. Price said they might be
able to create sub-districts or have two different mill-
age rates.
"Let's try to look at all the avenues," Tyler said.
West Side Fire Commissioner John Jackman sug-
gested forming a subcommittee to study all the options.
Tyler agreed to sit on the sub-committee with Jackman
and have a report for the February meeting.
VanOstenbridge and West Side Chairman Rob
Elliott agreed to study the issue of creating a new fire
commission.
According to the legislation, the board is to consist
of three members from the Anna Maria board and two
from the West Side board until an election can be held.
The new board will be a five-member board elected in
non-partisan elections for a term of four years.
Price said he would work on the issue of consoli-
dation or assignment of indebtedness. The issue of
collective bargaining agreements is moot, because nei-
ther district has any, Price noted.


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4 months or fines for Bradenton Beach house


By Paul Roat
Patrick Handley has four months to pull permits
and make repairs to his house at 2417 Gulf Drive or
face fines of up to $250 per day.
That was the decision of the Bradenton Beach
Code Enforcement Board, which took Handley to
task last week for the wooden house.
Code Enforcement Officer Gerry Rathvon said
the two-story house, built circa 1940, came to her at-
tention when a century plant threatened to topple
over onto Gulf Drive last fall. As she tried to get in
touch with the owner, she noticed doors were open,
windows in need of repair, vandalism and graffiti
painted on the walls and signs that the house had
been used as sleeping quarters for the homeless.
Rathvon also said weeds and overgrown grass
were evident on the property. When she contacted
Handley, she gave him until Jan. 12 to make repairs.
On Jan. 13, she-said she inspected the house and de-
termined work still needed to be done, and com-
menced the code enforcement process.
Handley said he was in the process of making re-
pairs when he received the notice to appear before
the code enforcement board. He said the property is
now secured from vandals, but admitted the damage
they caused made the house "look pretty bad."
"I've restored the floors, installed new plumbing
and wiring, and I'm working on the outside now," he


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Handley said he hoped to finish the work and have
it occupied soon.
Code enforcement members questioned why the
work that was done was accomplished without a
building permit, and instructed Handley to have a
licensed contractor get a permit before any further
work was done. He has 30 days to get a permit, and
three months to finish the house. After that time, the
fines will be assessed, not to exceed $5,000.
Code enforcement members agreed the house has
needed work for some time. As member George
Sinclair put it, "It looks the same now as it has for 27
years. It's the eyesore of the north end of the city."
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Singles' Valentine dance
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A "Super Singles" dance program will be launched
on Valentine's Day Sunday, Feb. 14, and resume each
Sunday thereafter, said organizers Missy Williamson
and Paul Natalie.
It will be from 8 p.m. until midnight at the Marina
Bay restaurant, 5325 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, $5
per person at the door. DJ music will be provided, and
the star musical event will be Williamson singing Anna
Maria Island songs she wrote.
The event is open to "young singles, old singles,
just single singles," said Williamson. Details may be
obtained at 779-1091.

Pancake supper notes
Shrove tuesday
The Episcopal Church of the Annunciation will
sponsor its annual pancake supper noting Shrove Tues-
day from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16.
Parishioners will prepare and serve pancakes, sau-
sages, applesauce, orange juice and coffee at the church
hall, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Cost will be $4
per person. Details may be obtained at 778-1638.

African-American
collection at MCC
A ground-breaking ceremony and reception for the
new home of the Bradenton Family Heritage House
collection of African-American historical materials
will be Wednesday, Feb. 17.
The event will begin at 10 a.m. at the Neel Audi-
torium of Manatee Community College, 5840 26th St.
W., Bradenton. Following ceremonies there, the
ground-breaking will be at the south side of the MCC
Library with a reception to follow at Neel.
A $370,000, 2.020-square-foot addition to the li-
brary will house the collection, on permanent loan to
the college. It is the result of 50 years of collecting
books, video and audio tapes by Frcdi Brown, formerly
of MCC. and her husband Ernest. Information may be
obtained at 755-1511 ext. 4690/

Dorsey dinner dance
next week
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce is spon-
soring a Tommy Dorsey dinner dance Wednesday,
Feb. 17, at the Sarasota Hyatt Hotel, 1000 Boulevard
of the Arts.
The event will feature the One and Only Tommy
Dorsey Orchestra, with cocktails from 6 to 7 p.m., din-
ner at 7 and dancing until 11: Information and tickets
at $50 may be obtained at the chamber office, 6854
Gulf of Mexico Drive, 387-9519.

'Baroque Bouquet'
concert Sunday
The third concert of the season will be presented by
the Anna Maria Island Community Orchestra and Cho-
rus Sunday, Feb. 14, at St. Bernard Catholic Church,
248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
Titled "A Baroque Bouquet for Valentine's Day,"
the free concert will start at 2 p.m. and be followed by
a reception in the church social hall.
Alfred Gershfeld, artistic director of the Island
aggregation, will conduct. Guest artist Thomas Koch
will be soloist for Vivaldi's Concerto for Guitar and
Orchestra in D.
Baritone Bernard Hahnke, soprano Lorraine
Sheeler and tenor David Kesler will join with the or-
chestra and chorus in presenting Jephthah, a rarely
heard 17th century oratorio by Giacomo Carissimi. The
work is based on the biblical story of the warrior king
Jephthah, who makes a vow to God that results in the
sacrifice of his daughter.
The same three singers will be heard also in Johan
Sebastian Bach's "Coffee" cantata, an unusual amus-
ing libretto about parent-child conflicts coffee drink-
ing was considered subversive in 17th century Europe.
The concert will end with a choral version of
Pachelbel's Canon in D.
Though admission is free, a $10 donation is requested
to defray production costs, said a spokesman for the group.
Details may be obtained at 758-5886 or 954-8002.


Budding artist blooms
on Bridge Street
Tina Gilson, 9, of Bradenton, was one of the thou-
sands of people who attended the Bridge Street
Festival in Bradenton Beach over the weekend. The
event featured artists and artisans from the area,
bands, food and lots offun for all. Islander Photo:
Paul Roat


Homeopathy lecture
set next week
Robert Scott Bell, director of education of Newton
Homeopathics. will lecture on "Jump-Start Your Health
With Homeopathy" Wednesday. Feb. 17, from 5 to 7 p.m.
at the First National Bank of Manatee building. 5324 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach. Details are available at 778-4322.

Historical group to hear
bird lover
Stuart Hills, bird lover extraordinaire, will speak to
the Anna Maria Island Historical Society at a public
meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, at the Anna
Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive.
A retired professor in sociology and criminology at St.
Lawrence University in New York, Hills is a volunteer at
the Pelican Man Bird Sanctuary on City Island, active in
the Sarasota Audubon Society and carves birds in his spare
time. Information is available at 778-0492.

White elephant sale
to be Saturday
A white elephant sale featuring plants will be from 9
a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Episcopal
Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach. Further information may be obtained at 778-1638.

'Dogs of the Dow' is
seminar topic
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
will present a free public seminar on investing at 9 a.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 17, at the First National Bank, 5324
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
It will be presented by two PaineWebber officials,
vice president Arthur S. Day and investment executive
Wayne Sault. They will focus on "investing in a disci-
plined strategy of out-of-favor Dow-Jones stocks
known as 'the Dogs of Dow.'"
Reservations for the event may be made at 778-1541.

'Growing roses' topic of
gardeners
Russ Bowermaster of the Bradenton-Sarasota Rose
Society will discuss "Growing Roses in Florida" at a
public meeting of the Anna Maria Garden Club at 1
p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, at the Roser Memorial Com-
munity Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City. De-
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Recently retired as principal of Anna Maria Elementary School, Jim Kronus, center, was honored at
the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce 20 years of service to the community. From left are
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore, Longboat Key Mayor Hal Lenobel, Bradenton Beach Mayor
Connie Drescher and Anna Maria Mayor Chuck Shumard. In honor of Kronus,' a computer center at the
school will be named the James P. Kronus Community Technical Center. The cities each contributed
funding for the Center. The event was sponsored by the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce.


Islander Photo: Susan Kesselring

Animals available for
adoption
The Edward E. and Lillian H. Bishop Animal Shel-
ter is offering dogs and cats for adoption as pets, said
Diana MacRae, a spokesperson for the nonprofit orga-
nization.
A donation of $35 will cover spaying or neutering,
shots and a physical examination by a veterinarian at
the time of adoption, she said. The shelter is in conjunc-
tion with the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to
Animals of Manatee County Inc. at 5718 21st Ave:, W.,
Bradenton. It is open weekdays except Wednesday
from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Details may be obtained at
792-2863.




Young expands for new
subdivision
The Island real estate firm T. Dolly Young & As-
sociates is expanding its staff, in part to gear up for
handling sales-at a new 32-lot development coming in
the spring on 86th Street off Cortez Road.
The subdivision's builder, Greg Oberhoffer, owner
of Quality Builders of Holmes Beach, has joined
Young as sales associate to provide new home inven-
tory for sale on and off the Island, the firm said.
Carl Small, formerly of Maine, and Eileen
Desselles of Longboat Key will come onto the staff to
help with the subdivision marketing.
Mark Luden, a veteran Island real estate salesman,
will specialize in Anna Maria Island properties.

Beth Callans Management
Corp. opens on Longboat
Beth Callans, longtime property manager on
Longboat Key, has launched her own business in
property management with offices in the Northern
Trust Bank building, 550 Bay Isles Road, Longboat.
Her firm will specialize in administrative, financial,
consulting and property maintenance services for
residential and commercial properties. Details are
available at 387-3443.

Realty Raves
Barbara and Don Penney were top producers for
the Holmes Beach office of Wedebrock Real Estate Co.
for December, with Rebecca Smith and Elfi Starrett top
sellers there.
Other top producers were Robert St. Jean, Cortez
Road office; Mike Migone and Tina Rudek, Longboat
Key; Jocelyn Weiss and Dee Dee Burke, Avenue of the


'Valentine book signing'
Saturday
Three romance novelists Jasmine
Cresswell, Kathleen Drymon and Virginia Henley
will sign copies of their books from 1-3 p.m.
Saturday at Dickens and Company Bookshop on
St. Armands Circle.
Cresswell is the author of more than 40 nov-
els. Her latest novel is "The Daughter." She lives
in Sarasota.
Drymon has penned more than 25 romantic
novels. Her newest book, "A Blaze of Desire,"
features Native American settings. She lives in
Arcadia.
Henley has written more than 14 historical ro-
mances. Her most recent book, "A Year and a
Day," is set in Scotland. She lives in St. Peters-
burg.
Dickens and Company is at 15 S. Blvd. of the
Presidents. For information, call 388-4304.

Flowers; Herb Bregg, commercial division.
Other top selling agents were Joe and Joan Smith,
Cortez; Migone and Rudek, Longboat Key; Cynthia
Grazar, Avenue of the Flowers; Bregg, commercial.
Wagner Realty's top agents for December were
Bill Bowman of the Anna Maria office, Dorothy Cook
of Longboat Key, Yvonne Higgins of Manatee Av-
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Palmetto.
Tops in sales for Wagner were Harold Small of
Anna Maria, Jack McCormick of Longboat Key,
Stephen Apgar of Manatee Avenue, Bolan, and David
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Penny sale success
Rick Maddox, chief Privateer, is flanked by Pat Barnard and Pat Hiller and other
Privateers at the annual penny sale staged by women residents of the Sandpiper
Mobile Home Resort in Bradenton Beach. Maddox accepted the $558 proceeds as
a contribution to the youth programs sponsored by the Anna Maria Island Priva-
teers, of which he is president.

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History on display
Anna Maria Island Historical Society member Marguerite Thompson views a
display by the Palmetto Historical Commission at the Powel Crosley Museum
Showcase last week. The Anna Maria Island Historical Museum was one of 10
Museums in Manatee and Sarasota Counties offering displays at the five-day
showcase. In addition, visitors got to view one of the Crosley Museum's first
collections some of Powel Crosley's early innovations including the facimile
machine, the Crosley automobile and a collection of Crosley radios. Islander
Photo: Pat Copeland.


The farmers' tale
From left, Eric Geraldson, of Geraldson's Farms on Perico Islan-d and in
Bradenton, and his cousin Wayne Geraldson read movingn" stories in The
Islander Bystander. Eric recently visited Wayne on his dairy farm in Manitowoc,
Wis. The pair churned up some fun till the cows came home, but Eric decided
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Gloria Dei Lutheran church notes 40 years


Gloria Dei Lutheran Church will observe its 40th
anniversary with a series of events Saturday and Sun-
day, Feb. 13 and 14, at the church, 6608 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.
Highlights will be the anniversary dinner at 6 p.m.
Saturday at the church and special birthday services at
3 p.m. Sunday.
"This is a grand occasion for Gloria Dei," said
Pastor Danith L. Kilts. "It will be a great moment to
reaffirm God's work in our midst and our participation
in that work as we face a new century and millennium."
The anniversary will be celebrated at each service
on the weekend, 5 p.m. Saturday and 8 and 10:30 a.m.
Sunday and the special service at 3 p.m.
The latter will open with a processional of clergy
from all the Anna Maria Island churches plus the Evan-
gelical Lutheran Church in America Mid-Gulf Confer-
ence.
Speakers will include Pastor Frank Lyerly, who
founded Gloria Dei, and Pastor George Hoog, who led
the church in years past. Pastor Richard Baker, who
was ordained at Gloria Dei, also will participate.
The church building, constructed in 1962, is trian-
gular to symbolize the Holy Trinity, and has been
called variously and fondly "The Mexican Hat," "The
Washing Machine Agitator," "The Great Zot," after the
volcano in the B.C. comic strip and the "Ski-slope
church."
It all began in 1957 with a letter from Island
Lutherans to the American Lutheran Church proposing
a church here, and the next year Pastor Lyerly came as
mission developer. The 107-member congregation met
first in Annie Silver Community Hall in Bradenton
Beach, but soon outgrew it.
Ground was broken for a building of Gloria Dei's
own in 1961, and the next January 85-foot Douglas fir
beams arrived from Portland, Ore. First worship ser-
vice there was May 13, 1962, with Pastor Lyerly at the
altar.
Successive early pastors were Lester M. Utz and
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lemonwood cross was suspended above the altar.
By the 1980s the church was overcrowded, so in
1988 a $340,000 addition was added to the $135,000
original building. The next year the pipe organ grew
from four ranks of 284 pipes to eight ranks df 590
pipes.
Pastor Kilts became the fourth pastor in April
1993. Last year the church raised $150,000 to repair the
roof and catch up on deferred maintenance.
Further information on the 40th anniversary cel-
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Patricia Lance
Patricia "Patty" Lance, 39, of Anna Maria, died
Jan. 14, at Blake Memorial Hospital, Bradenton.
A sunset memorial gathering will take place
Wednesday, Feb. 13 at Bean Point, Anna Maria Is-
land. There will be no visitation. Toale Brothers,
South Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. Memo-
rial contributions may be made to Brett Lance Edu-
cational Fund, c/o Regents Bank, 5390 Gulf of
Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228.
Born in New York City, Ms. Lance came to
Manatee County from Fort Myers in 1988. She
worked as a real estate agent with Coldwell Banker
Previews and was a member of the Sarasota Board
of Realtors. She was also a member of the Center for
Positive Living.
She is survived by a son, Brett R., of Anna
Maria; a brother Ed Kean Jr., of Boulder, Colo.; her
father, Edward Kean, of West Bloomfield Hills,
Mich.; and her mother and stepfather, Gail and
Christopher F. Grimley of Bradenton Beach.

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Born in Cuba, Ill., Mrs. Saunders was a beauti-
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Services were held in Canton. Memorial contri-
butions may be made to Berneita Waughtel Scholar-
ship Fund, account number 4096561, in care of Na-
tional Bank of Cuba, Cuba, IL 61427.
She is survived by five stepdaughters, two step-
sons, four nieces, seven nephews, two stepnieces and
one stepnephew.

Bette M. Weber
Bette M. Weber, 75, of Holmes Beach, died Feb.
7.
A memorial service will be held at 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 10, at St. Bernard Church, 248 S.
Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach, with the Rev. John
Ellis officiating.
Born in Vernon, Texas, Mrs. Weber moved to
Manatee County from Marshfield, Wis., in 1975.
She was a homemaker and volunteer for the
Women's Resource Center of Sarasota and at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center. She attended
St. Bernard Catholic Church.
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Bradenton.
A memorial service will be conducted at a date not
yet set at Christ Episcopal Church, 4030 Manatee Ave.,
W., Bradenton, followed by inurnment.
An old friend and admirer, Jim Kissick, recalled
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parades, schools and hospitals" in the area.
Born July 30, 1907, in Chicago, she came here 55
years ago from Michigan. She was a licensed practical
nurse and an Episcopalian.
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Bradenton.
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Island vets sought for histories of World War II


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Gib Bergquist is back on the trail of World War
II veterans, helping put together personal histories of
the war for participants who ended up on Anna
Maria Island and Cortez.
He's well qualified for the job not only is he
a Marine Corps veteran of the war, he spent a career
as an FBI agent before retiring to the Island.
He interviewed several veterans before flu sent
him to bed for a couple of weeks, and "I'm getting
some really good stories." Now that he's up and at
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may get in touch with him at 778-1547.
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on record as soon as I can," he said. "Every day
there's a vet or two or six on the obituary page.
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so it's evident why it's necessary to get the stories
soon."
There are about 20 interviewers covering Mana-
tee County, he said, and the project has spread to
Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties by veterans
there who became interested after reading newspa-
per accounts.
It was begun by Cathy Slusser, supervisor of the
Historical Resources Department of the county clerk
of the circuit court. Joining the effort are the Mana-
tee County Historical Commission, county Histori-
cal Records Library and the Palmetto Historical
Commission.
Bergquist, best known as Gibby or the Cracker,
said he has a list of nearly 60 questions, but fascinat-
ing stories often come spontaneously from the vets
themselves during interviews. If he wishes, a veteran
can record answers to the questions on his own with-
out an interviewer.
Everything is recorded, Bergquist said, and "We
give the veteran a copy of the tape for his family if
he wishes." He said it's a fairly expensive process,
for the project had to buy 20 recorders for interview-
ers as well as a big stock of tapes. Financing is by
contribution, he noted, not from taxes.
More interviewers are being sought by Slusser,
who will sign the volunteers up for training if they
call her at 741-4070.


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Wednesday, 2/17/99
Breakfast: Eggs, Toast, Juice
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Dessert
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Breakfast: Pretzel with Cheese, Juice
Lunch: Spaghetti with Meat Sauce or Mini
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Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice
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Welcome Principal Kolbe


Showing'off a Winnie the Pooh and Tigger tie, Tim
Kolbe reveals much about his educational philosophy.
In another setting it might be hard to take him se-
riously, but because he's the new principal at Anna
Maria Elementary School, the tie is playfully appropri-
ate. "The kids love it," says Kolbe.
Kolbe officially came aboard Thursday, Jan. 28,
and is in the process of getting his bearings.
The transition has been made easier because of the
support of staff members and teachers, he said.-
Kolbe, 51, grew up in Garrett, Ind., a town of ap-
proximately 4,500 residents. He has fond memories of
being raised on 80 acres of farmland.
As early as seventh grade, Kolbe knew he wanted
to be a teacher. In high school he joined Future Teach-
ers of America and got some practice reading stories to
fourth and fifth graders.
Kolbe brings 30 years of teaching and supervisory
experience to the school.
He graduated from Ball State University in
Muncie, Ind., in 1969 with a bachelor's degree in el-
ementary education. After graduation, he taught in
Auburn, Ind., for one year.
Wishing for a break away from home, Kolbe pur-
sued a teaching job in Hawaii. He stayed there for three
years.
He moved to Florida in 1973 and taught one year
at Lincoln Memorial Elementary in Palmetto. He then
taught second and third grade at Daughtery Elementary
School for three years.
In 1977 he received his master's degree in admin-
istration and supervision from the University of South
Florida.
He was appointed to Myakka Elementary School
where he taught for one year and was teacher-princi-
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KOLBE, FROM PAGE 16
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to bring out the best in the kids, staff and teachers.
"Getting the job done takes a cooperative effort and I'm
just one part of that circle," he said.
As of now, he's not making any changes. He said
the school has a great deal of culture and tradition, but
everything can be improved upon.
Fortitude is another characteristic of Kolbes. Just
this year, he made a trip on bicycle from Bradenton to
Indiana to visit his mom. The 1,263 mile one-way trip
took 17 days.
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PTO wants boxtops
Boxtops for the 1998-99 school year are due
at Anna Maria Elementary School for the Parent-
Teacher Organization collection drive by Friday,
Feb. 15. They can be dropped off at the school of-
fice. All boxtops saved after the deadline will be
used for next year's fundraiser, so PTO encourages
you to continue saving boxtops throughout the
year. Ask family and friends to save them, too. For
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OORTEZ

CONNECT]FIOCNS

By Mary Fulford Green


'Connect' with Cortez
this month
I apologize for not being "connected" for some
time. Having recovered from two broken bones and not
planning a repeat performance, I promise to stay in
touch as long as my e-mail works.
Connection with the Village of Cortez may be
mutually beneficial, so here goes. In fact, we natives
are constantly reminded that too many do not know
where Cortez is. It seems that this 110-year-old com-
mercial fishing village is a well-kept secret. This
should not be.
We often hear folks say: "Sure, I know Cortez. I
travel the road. I eat at the Seafood Shack, fish on the
Cortez Fleet, etc."
To the many visitors, longtime residents and even
some natives, I want to say that all of the above are
definitely part of the village, but you have not seen
Cortez until you turn south on one of the narrow streets
and go to the waterfront.
The village, now listed on the National Register of
Historic Places, has 97 historic structures including one
church, three net camps and an historic fish house.
Today there are three operating fish companies, three
restaurants, a boat builder's museum and lots of
friendly people along the waterfront.
We have three published books about our heritage,
a walking tour map, three videos, and some posters by
well known artists.
And that is not all. Just pick up copies of the just-
released Gulf Coast Heritage Trail maps and you will
discover that the village is a "hotspot" on the trail and
bayway.
The unveiling of the'trail and waterways did not
just happen without a lot of time and effort. More than


200 people attended meetings, served on committees,
collected photos, carefully chose the words to tell the
story of the historic and cultural resources and the in-
triguing heritage and provide directions so that all can
travel these trails.
You can get the maps when you connect with
Cortez at the 17th Annual Commercial Fishing Festi-
val on Feb. 20 and 21.
You'll enjoy a. full day exploring educational ex-
hibits, watching natives working on nets, admiring and
selecting your buys from the many talented artists and
crafts people, sampling all the varieties of succulent
seafood and, of course, relaxing and enjoying the mu-
sic of the Cortez Grand Ole Opry and the many other
entertainers who are scheduled for the day.
Last but not least, you can indulge yourself with a
generous helping of homemade strawberry shortcake
served up by the Cortez Village Historical Society. The
CVHS will dedicate its shortcake proceeds to restora-
tion of the 1890 Waterfront Store.
Lately, all of us have been encouraged, but not too
surprised, by the support and praise given for the local
efforts to acquire and restore the 1912 Schoolhouse.
Fortunately, villagers are getting support from a major-
ity of the Manatee County commissioners. We trust
that this will become a reality.
Too few members of the public know about FISH,
the Florida Institute of Saltwater Heritage, the fishing
festival organizer and the non-profit organization di-
rectly involved in the schoolhouse project.
A display on the dock of the Historic Fulford Fish
House during the festival will give everyone an oppor-
tunity to become acquainted with all this organization
and its past accomplishments. You may choose to re-
lax and watch a locally-produced video on the school-
house project being shown in the Stanley and Jenny
Guthrie Room of the Cortez Community Center.
The overall goal of the incorporators of FISH was
to set up Florida's Maritime Museum in Cortez. This
was not to just have a museum, but was to be the means
for the village to remain part of the working commer-
cial fishing industry for the next 100 years.
That is some goal.
We do believe that telling our story to those who
follow the Heritage Trail and to those who come to the


Fishing Museum at the Schoolhouse will gain support
for the village.
I believe our dreams can come true. At least we can
work to make it so.
That brings me to tell you about the wonderful
opportunity that Manatee County government has be-
fore it right now. This is the application to the Florida
Department of Community Affairs to have Cortez des-
ignated a Florida Working Waterfront Community.
Some three years ago, the Florida Legislature rec-
ognized that the state would benefit greatly from des-
ignating and funding its waterfront communities. The
legislation provided that three communities, every two
years, be awarded this designation.
The application for Cortez was not submitted in
1997 due to a combination of unfortunate circum-
stances. Hopefully, our county commission will submit
the application now. If this is done, then all of us will
have the opportunity to write letters of support. This
honor will certainly show that Florida recognizes the
value of another one of Manatee County's historic re-
sources.
I have no doubt that Anna Maria Islanders will
support this. Islanders know that people who come to
Florida, either as visitors or new residents, want to see
the "real Florida." They want to learn the history of the
area, to know the people and to share in their struggles.
This is evidenced by the tremendous success of the
Anna Maria Island Historical Museum and the renova-
tion and new activities of the historic district surround-
ing Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach.
The result is that visitors make Florida their home
and not just an address. They work on our projects, vote
taxes for our schools and become friendly neighbors.
Could it be that somehow the experiences of learn-
ing, knowing and sharing give us a sense of kinship?
Is not this the way to have mutual concern for each
other?
Come across the bridge and connect with us dur-
ing the festival or anytime. Let us tell you of our
lives, our struggles and our dreams. We want to hear
about yours.
See you on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 20 and 21.
I hope to be selling you some strawberry shortcake.
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
SJan. 28, trespass warning times three, 407 Mag-
nolia, Anna Maria Island Community Center. The
complainant issued trespass warnings to three juveniles
who were causing problems.
Feb. 1, domestic disturbance, 200 block of Elm.
Two subjects were arguing, said the report. One left the
scene and the other was issued a domestic packet.
Feb. 1, trespass warning, 407 Magnolia, Anna
Maria Island Community Center. The complainant is-
sued a trespass warning to a juvenile who was causing
problems.
Feb. 1, harassing phone calls, 600 block of Fern.
The complainant reported receiving harassing phone
calls from an unknown person.
Feb. 2, DWLS with knowledge, 700 block of
North Shore Drive. The deputy observed the subject
driving and knew he had a suspended driver's license.
The deputy stopped the subject, ran a check on his li-
cense and placed him in custody.

Bradenton Beach
Feb. 1, suspicious, 100 block of Gulf Drive
North, vacant lot behind Circle K. The officer was dis-
patched to a report of a brush fire and observed a sub-
ject with a partially burned red lighter. The subject said
he observed a juvenile near the fire location and found
the lighter there. The fire department responded to ex-
tinguish the fire.
Feb. 1, aggravated battery, 116 Bridge St., Sports


Lounge. The victim reported he exited the Sports
Lounge and got on his motorcycle. He said a subject
standing nearby started a conversation about his motor-
cycle, then he heard a yell behind him. When he turned
his head, he said the suspect punched him, breaking his
nose.
Feb. 2, issuing worthless checks, 1801 Gulf
Drive, Runaway Bay condominiums. The suspect oc-
cupied a vacation rental unit and her check of $705 was
returned, said the report. The officer requested the state
attorney's office file charges.
Feb. 3, no valid driver's license, failure to change
address, warrant, possession of paraphernalia, posses-
sion of marijuana, 127th Street West and Cortez Road.
The officer stopped John Ankenbrand, 26, of
Bradenton, for running a stop sign and a check showed
he did not have a valid driver's license, the address on
his registration was incorrect and he had a warrant from
Hillsborough County for failure to appear. Ankenbrand
was placed in custody and a search revealed a bag of
marijuana in his sock and a pack of rolling papers in his
vehicle, said the report.
Feb. 3, possession of paraphernalia, 116 Bridge
St., Sports Lounge. The officer on foot patrol observed
two subjects outside the Sports Lounge passing a pipe.
He said when he approached, one subject dropped the
pipe to the ground. He said the pipe was warm to the
touch and contained marijuana residue. He issued a
summons to the subject who dropped the pipe.
Feb. 3, disorderly intoxication times two, resist-
ing without violence times two, 16 Bridge St., Sports
Lounge. While assisting on the previous call, the of-
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eral times but was ignored. The officer placed the sub-
jects in custody and said they resisted being hand-
cuffed.
Feb. 4, possession of marijuana, possession of
paraphernalia, Coquina Beach. The officer said while
he was on patrol in the park, he observed Sean Ashley
Hathcock, 19, of Sarasota, standing by his vehicle with
a pipe in his mouth. He said when Hathcock saw him,
Hathcock threw the pipe on the ground and began to
walk away. The officer said he found a bag of mari-
juana next to the pipe and placed Hathcock in custody.
Feb. 4, domestic battery, 400 block of Bay Drive
North. The victim reported the suspect entered the resi-
dence and began breaking dishes and furniture. He said
the suspect attacked him, knocking him to the ground -
and causing abrasions to his leg, then.bit his elbow and
hand. The suspect was placed in custody.

Holmes Beach
Jan. 29, assist Florida Highway Patrol with a
stalled vehicle on Manatee Avenue on the Anna Maria
Island Bridge.
Jan. 29, found property, 500 block of 75th Street.
The complainant reported a boat adrift in the canal
between 74th and 75th Streets. A neighbor secured the
boat to his dock. The officer was unable to determine
ownership of the boat.
Jan. 30, suspicious, 2800 block of Avenue E on
the beach. The complainant reported juveniles drink-
ing beer on the beach. The officer located four adults
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and one had an empty beer bottle. He advised them that
drinking on the beach is illegal and they left.
Jan. 30, assistance, 400 block of 63rd Street. The
officer on patrol observed a disabled vehicle in the road
and assisted with traffic until the wrecker arrived.
Jan. 30, assistance, Marker 52, Intracoastal Wa-
terway. The Holmes Beach marine patrol officer ob-
served a vessel smoking and adrift and assisted the
subject in putting out a fire in the engine compartment.
Jan. 31, suspicious, 5300 block of Sunrise Lane.
The complainant reported the subject was having loud
parties and allowing female guests to be nude in the
back yard. The officer spoke to the subject who agreed
to make sure all guests were clothed.
Jan. 31, found property a bicycle, 55th Street
and Holmes Boulevard.
Jan. 31, theft of a bicycle valued at $50, 5300
block of Marina Drive.
Jan. 31, burglary to an automobile, 6900 block of
Gulf Drive. The victim reported she was at the beach
with friends and observed two juveniles leaning into
her vehicle window. She said the juveniles left when
she yelled. When she checked the vehicle she found her
purse valued at $20 and containing a cell phone valued
at $100, $20 in cash and her driver's license were miss-
ing. The purse was later found in a yard on 67th Street
with the cash and cell phone missing.
Jan..31, disturbance, 2700 block of Gulf Drive.
The complainant reported she was arguing with the
subject and he took a bottle of muscle relaxing pills and
consumed alcohol. EMS responded to check the sub-
ject who said he spit out the pills. The pills were found.


Jan. 31, carrying a concealed firearm, 3200 block
of East Bay Drive, Anna Maria Island Centre Shops.
The complainant reported the suspect pulled a gun on
subjects in the Anchor Inn parking lot, then left on foot,
heading north on Gulf Drive. The officer located the
suspect in the parking lot of the shopping center, de-
tained and searched him. The officer located the gun
under the suspect's T-shirt and placed him in custody.
The officer noted that there were six rounds of ammu-
nition in the magazine and chamber of the gun.
Feb. 1, grand theft, dealing ih stolen property,
5700 block of Carissa. The victim reported he hired the
suspect and allowed him to live at his residence. He
said he gave the suspect a van and tools to work with,
but the suspect returned the van without the tools and
left the area. The victim said he found the tools valued
at $300 in a pawn shop in Palmetto. A capias request
was issued for the suspect and the tools were recovered
by the Manatee County Sheriffs Department.
Feb. 1, burglary to an automobile, 6005 Gulf
Drive, Playa Encantada. The victim reported an un-
known person removed a cell phone valued at $300
from his vehicle.
Feb. 1, lost property a bicycle valued at $360,
Clark Drive.
Feb. 1, found property a bicycle, 300 block of
58th Street.
Feb. 2, damage, 300 block of Clark Drive. The
victim reported an unknown person smashed his wind-
shield and driver's door window and damaged the
dashboard and body of his vehicle.
Feb. 4, assist Florida Highway Patrol with an
accident on the Anna Maria Island Bridge.
Feb. 4, suspicious, King Fish Boat Ramp. The


Privateers' thieves
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The Anna Maria Island Privateers will stage
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Feb. 13, at the Manatee West Shopping Center,
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nonprofit Privateers support youth programs in the
area, said president Rick Maddox. Information on
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victim reported she left her purse containing $325 in
cash and a 35-mm camera on a picnic table while she
walked to the water and when she returned, the items
were gone.
Feb. 4, assistance, 500 block of 72nd Street. The
complainant's pet parrot escaped and the officer observed
her trying to get the parrot out of a tree on 74th Street. He
noted that the tree was too high for the ladder and he left
to get help from the fire department. On his way he saw
a sign company truck with a "cherry picker" and asked the
workers for assistance. He noted that the workers were
bird lovers and had a parrot with them on the truck. They
responded to capture the parrot.
Feb. 5, theft, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn. The
victim reported she left her purse valued at $80 and
containing her driver's license, identification, four
credit cards and makeup valued at $40 on a bar stool
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Island Sports

The week
that was...
By Kevin P Cassidy

Basketball champs
crowned
The Anna Maria Island Community Center's youth
basketball season has come to a close with champions
being crowned in-three age divisions 8- to 10-year-
old Division II, 11- to 13-year-old Division I and 14-
to 16-year-old Premier League.
The top three teams in each age division qualified
for playoffs that started Friday night, Feb. 5, with sec-
ond and third place teams playing an elimination game
for the right to meet the first place team.
Division I seedings had Wyman Plumbing Pistons
receiving a bye based on its season-best record of 11-
1. The Pistons got to sit back and wait on results of the
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final buzzer as Will Langston made a 15-foot shot with
one second left to lift the Suns past the Pistons for the title.
The Suns opened up a three-point lead in the first
quarter behind Bobby Cooper's nine points and ex-
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game, as they narrowed the deficit to two points head-
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Chase Parker scored six of his game-high 17 points
to keep the Pistons in the game, but Langston's shot
propelled the Suns to victory.
Cooper led the Suns with 14 points and Tyler
Krauss added 11. Also scoring for the Suns were Ben
Holt with four, Brandon Roberts with two and
Langston's only shot, the game-winning basket.
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Words electronic or otherwise; return to nature


Although I've only been playing on the Internet for
a few months, I've already discovered the bane of its
existence: electronic mail.
When a friend who works in state government was
complaining about the hundreds and hundreds of e-
mail messages she had to wade through on her com-
puter, I just smiled and tried to change the subject.
"C'mon," I remember thinking at the time, "it can't
be that big a deal to zip through the electronic mail,
ignore or delete the nonsense, and fire off a reply or
save the important ones."
Not true.
S I'm fortunate to not have her hundred-plus e-mail
backlog, but even the dozen or so I get are a time-con-
suming task. Don't get me wrong: I like to get the stuff,
and the "Sandscript factoid" at the bottom of this col-
umn came off a recent e-mail message, but jeeze! The
bad grammar! The awful jokes!
A friend gave me a copy of an essay copied on
paper, not via an electronic medium by Seth
Shostak, an astronomer at the SETI Institute in Califor-
nia. Writing in Newsweek magazine, Shostak makes a
good case for the pitfalls of electronic communication.
He writes:
"Masquerading as a better way to put everyone in
touch, e-mail has become an incessant distraction, a
nonstop obligation and a sure source of stress and anxi-
ety. I expect that a public statement by the surgeon
general is in the offing.
"Because of e-mail's many-tentacled reach, its
a practitioners hardly care whether I'm around or not.
I'm just another address in a list. So the deluge of digi-
tal correspondence continues irrespective of whether
I'm sitting in my cubicle doing the boss's business or
lying on the Cote d'Azur squeezing sand through my
toes. Either way the e-mail, like a horde of motivated

SPORTS, FROM PAGE 21

Lakers beat Celtics for
Division II championship
Division II playoffs had the Florida Yacht Connec-
tion Lakers receiving a bye as league leader with a 13-
3 record. The Lakers were closely followed by Tree of
Life Celtics, who put together a 12-4 record, while
there was a tie for third place between Beach House
Hawks and Bryant's Recycled Treasures Spurs, who
each owned an 11-5 record.
The tie for third forced an extra playoff game be-
tween the Hawks and Spurs on Thursday, Feb. 4, with
the Hawks coming out on top by a 24-16 score.
Leading the Hawks was Sam Lott with 15 points
and Stephen Faasse who scored five. Eric Stahr and
Josh Wimberly rounded out the scoring for the Hawks
with two points each.
Chad Richardson paced the Spurs with 10 points,
while David Bryant, Jordan Pritchard and Corrie Kerns
added two points each.
The Hawks win propelled the team into the elimi-
nation game against against the Celtics, but the Celtics
prevailed to make it to the finals.
The Division II championship game pitted Tree of
Life Celtics against Florida Yacht Connection Lakers.
The Lakers overcame a scoreless first quarter to tie the
game 7-7 at halftime behind Anthony Rosas' six sec-
ond-quarter points. The Lakers then rallied in the third
quarter, as Evan Hunt scored four points and Joey
SMattay two, to take a 13-9 lead.
The last minute of the fourth quarter got "wild and
woolly" as the Lakers nursed a 20-13 lead, but the Celtics
applied a full-court press and came up with several steals
that lead to attempted three-point baskets. Brian
DeBellevue hit a three-pointer to trim the Laker lead to
four, but the Celtics could get no closer as the Lakers'
Evan Hunt hit one of two foul shots to ice the game.
Hunt led the Lakers with nine points while Mattay
and Rosas finished with six points apiece. Other mem-
bers of the Lakers include Mikey Schweitzer, Matt
Bobo, Donny Anderson, Hance Souders and Zach
Robinson. Coach of the title team was Victor Mattay.
Members of the runner-up Celtics, coached by Kip
DeBellevue, include Brian DeBellevue, Steven
Faillace, Kevin Kirn, Connor Bystrom, Phelps Tracy,
Patrick Cole, Jordan Graeff and Christen Chiles.

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Mongolians, just keeps a-comin'.
"Vacations have lost their allure, and I hesitate to
leave town. Consider: If I disappear for two weeks, I
can be sure of confronting screenfuls of e-mail upon
my return. It's enough to make a grown man groan.
The alternative is to take a laptop computer along, in
the desperate hope of keeping up with e-mail's steady
drip, drip, drip. A friend recently told me that he can't
afford to die: the e-mail would pile up and nobody
could handle it."
Shostak concludes by predicting that through the ex-
pansion of Internet users and the proliferation of electronic
messaging, by the start of the next millennium the typical
work day will comprise of nothing other than responding
or writing e-mail. "The collapse of commerce and polite
society will quickly follow," he says.
Perhaps. Why don't you let me know a tradi-
tional letter to the editor would be fine, thank you.

'Trail blazing on a different scale
Stepping back a bit from electronics and returning
to Mother Nature, the Sarasota Bay National Estuary
Program has unveiled the Gulf Coast Heritage Trail
system in Manatee and Sarasota Counties. The trail is
a collection of neat things to see and do in the region,


all identified through standardized signs and detailed
by brochures and maps.
What I like about the Heritage Trail is that it
doesn't reinvent the wheel. The program isn't the cre-
ation of a theme park or the "Disneyfication" of the
area the trail just points out the natural wonders
we've already got in these parts.
We're all busy people who sometimes forget that
we live at one of the most beautiful places on earth.
When was the last time you took a walk up to Bean
Point? Strolled the beach and watched wild dolphins
jump and play? Took a stroll through Cortez and tried
to remember what it would have been like 100 years
ago when the now-historic cottages bustled with people
and the fish houses were thriving?
I'll see you on the trail.

Sandscript factoids
Here are some word-related bits of trivia for you.
The average person's left hand does 56 percent of
the typing. Also, "stewardesses" is the longest word
that is typed with only the left hand.
The combination oughh" can be pronounced in
nine different ways. The following sentence contains
them all: "A rough-coated, dough-faced, thoughtful
ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough;
after falling into a slough, he coughed and
hiccoughed."
The longest one-syllable word in the English lan-
guage is "screeched."
The only 15-letter word that can be spelled with-
out repeating a letter is "uncopyrightable." (There
must be some kind of twisted logic in there some-
where.)
No word in the English language rhymes with
month, orange, silver, or purple.


Batter up!
Bre Richardsen, 7, was
all smiles during the
Little League baseball
tryouts last Saturday
at the Anna Maria
Island Community
Center. Tryo'ts
continue this Saturday.
Islander Photo:
Paul Roat


Last Little League tryout Saturday at Center


The final Little League baseball tryout will be Sat-
urday, Feb. 13, at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
All players who have not yet played on a major
league team must try out.
Schedule for Saturday, Feb. 13:
12 year olds 10 a.m.
11 year olds 10 a.m.
10 year olds 10a.m.

ship trophy Saturday morning, beating Papa John's
Pizza by a score of 37-30. Leading the way) for PAL
were Phillip Garner, who scored 10 fourth-quarter
points to break open a close game.
Garner finished with a game-high 14 points to lead
PAL, while Cornelius Lagguerre added 10.
Taylor Bernard led Papa John's with 13 points,
while P.J. Sutphin added eight points and Seth
Shipman seven.
Members of the team are Garner, Lagguerre, Depree
Bowden, Briana Phillips, Sharielle Smith, Rickie
Simmons, Gerald Clark and Lenorris Yowman.
Members of runner-up Papa John's include Sutphin,
Shipman, Nicholas Surprenant, Josh Armstrong, Ben
Sato, Seth Mitchell, Logan Bowes and Andy Greathouse.

Switching to soccer
Island Football Club's under-10 team, Beach Bistro/


Major league draft noon
9 year olds noon
8 year olds 1 p.m.
AAA minor league draft 2 p.m.
7 year olds 2 p.m.
AA minor league draft 3 p.m.
All players age 5 and 6 are automatically placed on
a T-ball team, as are 7 year olds who do not make it on
a AA minor league team.

Islander Bystander, won its first two games in the season-
ending West Coast Cup on Saturday, Feb. 6, and Sunday,
Feb. 7, in Bradenton to put themselves in good position
to advance to the finals next Sunday, Feb. 14.
To assure themselves a spot in the finals, the Island-
ers must first beat Westside United Tornadoes next Sat-
urday, Feb. 13.
The locals put themselves in good position by beat-
ing Manasota Soccer Club 5-1 on Saturday, as Shane
Pelkey and Donny Anderson scored two goals each, while
Spencer Carper notched the final goal of the day. Ander-
son also had an assist on the day, as did Joel Mitchell.
Sunday's game was a forfeit win, as Braden River
didn't show for the game, giving the Islanders a 1-0 win.
Come out and support our local soccer players.
Kick off Saturday, Feb. 13, is set for 10:15 a.m. atG.T.
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Perfect weather still producing perfect fishing


By Capt. Mike Heistand
The perfect weather is still producing some near-
perfect fishing around the Island. In fact, the only
somewhat sour note is in the snook action, which is
mostly producing small linesiders so far. In the bays,
look for sheepshead, redfish, pompano and trout, while
offshore fishing for grouper and snapper remains ex-
cellent.
Fishers at the Rod and Reel Pier report catches of
sheepshead and jacks.
Anglers at the Anna Maria City Pier are reeling
in sheepshead and snook.
Annie's Bait & Tackle said Michelle Roloff, a
student at Lakewood Ranch High School, caught a
nine-pound snook on six-pound-test line off the
beaches in the surf while trying for a pompano. It was
her first snook. Way to go!
Capt. Zack on the Dee Jay II said he's again hav-
ing a great mixed-creel catch, with pompano, sheeps-
head, mangrove snapper, Spanish mackerel, speckled
trout and flounder. He put Jack Chambers of West Vir-
ginia onto a 20-pound cobia last week, and is finding
that snook are starting to move a good sign of the
start of the season.
Capt. Sam Kimball on the Legend said he's doing
well with grouper in about 50 feet of water offshore,
reeling in gag and red grouper to 10 pounds. Mangrove
snapper are biting in about 40 feet of water, with most
catches in the three-pound range.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair said his
week's fishing action was trout, redfish and sheeps-
head.
Capt. Curt Morrison on the Neva-Miss said he's
getting three-foot-long bonita, gag grouper to 32
inches, four-pound mangrove snapper and one king
mackerel that tipped the scale at 22 pounds all about 25
miles out in the Gulf. He's also getting lots of Spanish
mackerel.
Carl at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said boat-
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and markers. Wade fishers are doing good with redfish
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white bait is starting to really show up.
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head, permit up to 24 inches long, some 22-inch trout,
reds to 27 inches and a few small snook.
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fish, mackerel and sheepshead.
Capt. Jason Ramsey said he's getting some nice-
sized cobia.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said offshore
grouper action remains excellent right now, and cobia
are starting to show up. Backwater fishing features
redfish.
At Snead Island Crab House. Dave Johnson
said he's hearing good reports of snook, black drum
and trout, plus pompano and silver trout on the
seagrass flats.
At the South Skyway Fishing Pier, action cen-
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flounder, small grouper, jacks and whiting.
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boards, white formica, good condti6n $200. 778-2071.

BUY YOUR VALENTINE a gift at "Housewarmings
by Horigans." Romantic white vintage clothing and
jewelry, located in "Under the Sun Antiques."

SOFA BED AND CHAIR. Light pastel colors, console
tv, queen oak water bed, all.excellent condition. Best
offer, 778-5042 please leave message.

HEADBOARD, DRESSER, NIGHT STAND wicker
wood look, $175; dinette with four swivel chairs,
$275; recliner, $90; manual stair climber, $50. Excel-
lent condition. 778-1264.



ROSER THRIFT SHOP Open Tuesday, Thursday,
Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 12
p.m. Donations Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Al-
ways sale racks. 513 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria.,

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 26 and Saturday February
27, 8:00-2:00. Annie Silvers Community Center ( a
non-profit organization) 103 23rd St. Donations
needed. drop off or for pick up call 778-2076 or
778-4400.





OPEN HOUSES
Sunday February 14
2-4 pm
133 White Ave., Holmes Beach ................. $249,900
2BR/1.5BA two-story home west of Gulf Drive.
Turnkey furnished. Call Cindy Augenstein 798-3467 eves.
4439 121st St. Ct. W., Cortez................ $272,500
3-4BR/2.5BA home on large lot in Cortez Village.
Lots of extras. Call Carla Price 778-0770 eves.
216 A 81st St., Holmes Beach ........... $162,500
Well cared for 3BR/2BA villa on quiet residential
street. Short walk to beach. Call Carol Williams
744-0700 eves.
207 84th St., Holmes Beach ................. $179,500
3BR/2BA home on oversize lot with split floor plan,
two-car garage and deeded boat slip with bay
access. Call Bill Donnelly 778-6392 eves.
8204 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach .......... $139,900
Well-built 2-3BR/3BA brick home on comer lot with view
of the canal across street. Call Dick Rowse 778-2003 eves.
2402 63rd St. W., Bradenton ................$160,000
2BR/2BA home with den in Capetown Village with
community pool and lawn service. Call Wolfgang
Dudda 761-3031 eves.
1905 Harvard, Bradenton ....................... $76,900
3BR/1BA home with spacious family room,
screened porch and carport. Community pool and
boat ramp. Call Zee Catanese 794-8991 eves.
7210 Pt. West Blvd. Bradenton ...........$137,500
3BR/2BA home with split design, open floor plan.
Located on cul-de-sac with well-manicured lawn.
Call Marion Ragni 761-1415 eves.
2906 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach............... $122,000
2BR/1BA home with tile and wood floors. Updates
in '95 include kitchen, bath roof, A/C system,
windows. Call Sharron Hamilton 722-5741 eves.
2312 64th St. W., Bradenton ................$192,900
Two-story home in Capetown Village with 3BR/
2.5BA, two family rooms, community pool and lawn
service. Call Michel Cerene 792-6546 eves.
210 Haverkos Ct., Holmes Beach ........$126,900
2BR/1.5BA home with an efficiency apartment to
use as a greatroom when not rented. Turnkey
furnished. Call Judy Duncan 778-1589 eves.


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.

MOVING SALE SATURDAY February 6, 9 a.m. to 2
p.m. Furniture and lots of interesting stuff and
collectibles. Perico Isles, north side of Manatee Ave,
11425 Perico Isle Circle.

CORAL SHORES THIRD Annual garage sale.
Saturday February 13, only 8am-1pm. 9200 Cortez.
Many families participating.

STUFF SALE SATURDAY February 13, 9am Noon.
Taz clock $15, lots of this and that. 2315 Avenue B.
Bradenton Beach.

MOVING SALE, SATURDAY Febraury 13, 8am-3pm.
Dinette set, end tables, chests, small appliances,
housewares, collectibles. 243 Willow, Anna Maria.

MOVING SALE SATURDAY February 13, 8am-
Noon. Dinette, reftigerator, queen?twin bedroom
sets, tools, misc. 8325 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
778-9361.

TWO FAMILY LARGE yard sale. Saturday February
13, 8am-3pm. Antiques and lots of treasures. 411
Pine Avenue,.Anna Maria.


CUSTOM KEY WEST WITH BAY VIEWS
Full view of Palnna Sola Bay and Anna Maria from the 32X16
master suite. French doors open to three covered porches. High
ceilings, crown molding and hard-
S' t wood floors. Over 2,300 sq. ft..
heautifil wooded lot with lush
tropical landscaping. AND A
1,640 SQ. FT. GARAGE/WORK-
SlHOP. PARK SEVEN CARS!
8103 19th Ave. Dr. W.
off Palma Ssola Blvd. $239,900 R.S. Olson Better
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ISLANDS BEST BUY!
Where can you find a 2BR/2BA home complete with
den, new kitchen, deep-water boat dock all within
walking distance to the Gulf for only $189,900? This
home is not a drive by. Original owner have main-
tained this home in beautiful condition. Don't miss
this great buy in Anna Maria City!










REDUCED!
LARGE HOME WITH APARTMENT.
This large home on corner lot in the heart of
Holmes Beach has just been reduced to
$189,000! Zoned duplex, this home is perfect for
owner occupancy with rental income. Built on two
lots (106x150) just a short walk to the beach.
Drive by 5506 Holmes Blvd, and call today to see.
This one won't last!

Call Pat Jackson at 778-3301
Ken Jackson at 778-6986
Agnes Tooker 778-5287
or Dave Sork 726-1704


Fran Maxon
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drive PO Box 717 Anna Mana. FL 34216
(941) 778-2307
Toll Free 800 306-9666
Fax # 778-7035

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419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
(941) 778-2291 P O Box 2150
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294


(IPECCAFLE QULF VIEW TOWNHOUSE
This immaculate 2 or 3BR/3BA architecturally-designed con-
temporary townhouse offers countless amenities,
including tasteful Florida furnishings, soaring vaulted ceilings
with fans, top-of-the-line Peachtree brand windows,
KitchenAid and JennAir appliances, gorgeous
ceramic-tile floors in a soft peach tone, central vac and sprin-
kler systems plus intercom and more! The all-white kitchen
offers a center island plus breakfast bar and the elevated
master suite comes complete with Jacuzzi tub, separate
shower and private Gulf-view deck. This rare
offering includes an oversize double-car garage with air con-
ditioned workshop. Offered at $315,000 with a
Preferred One-Year Homeowner's Warranty! Don't miss it!


CANALFRONT POOL HOHE DROP ANCHOR HERE!
This newly refurbished 3BR/3BA waterfront pool home offers
a spacious split-bedroom design and bright southerly expo-
sure in the beautiful Bay Palms section of Holmes Beach.
Some of the countless amenities include a light and spacious
eat-in kitchen with gorgeous washed oak cabinets, cozy bar
area with glass block front, custom-etched glass front doors
and shower enclosure, ceramic tile floors and 34 by 17 foot
fiberglass in-ground swimming pool. Enjoy the views of spar-
kling Bimini Bay and the convenience of a private boat dock
and davits. Includes lush tropical landscaping and fully
fenced back yard. Priced at $389,000.

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son windows, solid oak spiral stair-
case, two-car garage. Wood deck
overlooks white sandy beach. Enjoy
beautiful sunsets over the Gulf.
102 31ls Street, Hles Beach Quality and beauty throughout.
$795,000
Call Jane Tinsworth R.S. Olson Better
at 795-3000 RealEstate, Inc. fI V M-. Ss


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Chris Shaw
Realtor


Tom Nelson
Realtor


Marilyn
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Realtor


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WATERFRONT
HOMES:
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
657 Key Royale Dr. $550,000
520 Bayview PI .....$549,000
407 20th Place...... $529,000
511 Bayview Dr..... $429,750
306 Tarpon Street..... $419,900
621 Foxworth Lane ...$339,900
624 Foxworth Lane ... $339,000
620 Hampshire .........$299,000
510 77th Street..... $249,000
226 South Harbor .....$189,000

WATERFRONT
CONDOS:
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

ISLAND HOMES:
116 Maple .................... $279,000
502 Magnolia .............. $269,000
114 Park ...................... $249,000
2408 Avenue A............. $214,900
123 Hammock ............. $184,500
8314 Marina Dr ........... $185,000
449 63rd St .................. $86,900


u Ay MULTI FAMILY
Alan Galletto
Realtor PROPERTIES:
202 35th St .................. $729,000
112 52nd St ............ ...: $659,000
5354 Gulf Dr .............. $659,000
201 35th St .................. $640,000
2302 Gulf Dr .............. $569,000
l 101 25th St .................. $549,000
Bob Fittro 2219 Gulf Dr ................ $375,000
Realtor 203 76th St .................. $219,900

312 64th St .................. $219,000
Vt --z l 5806 Holmes Blvd......... $199,900


Wendy Foldes
Broker/
Salesperson


Nick Patsios
Broker/
Salesperson


Rebecca
Samler
Realtor


PERICO BAY CLUB
& PERICO ISLAND:
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
927 Sandpiper Circle..... $104,500
952 Sandpiper Circle ....... $99,900

MAINLAND:
5000 Windsor Park ....... $429,000
4314 Hebridges Ct W .... $179,900
6937 42nd Ct E............ $110,750
6326 7th Ave W ............ $61,500

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SALE, Saturday, February 13, 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Office furniture, fax, household and decorative, tools,
fishing, women's clothes. Corner Magno:;'- and Tar-
pon, Anna Maria.


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.

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.

PHYSICAL THERAPY and fitness. Exercise instruc-
tion, health and fitness training and rehabilitation by
experienced physical therapist. 778-3523.

YOGA AND MEDITATION classes starting Febraury
22. Must pre-enroll. instructor harmony Feldman of-
fers beginning and intermediate, morning and
evening. Art League 921-0074.

BINGO AT ANNIE Silvers Community Center. Every
Thrusday 7:00pm. Avenue C at 23rd Street.Bradenton
Beach. Everyone welcome, prizes, refreshments available.


FOUND STERLING BRACLET on beach in Holmes
Beach near Martinique. 778-7987.


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



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in mortgages is right in
your own backyard.
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Plus, the knowledge of loan
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to your local community. RON
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So, whatever your mortgage
needs fixed rate, adjustable rate, jumbo, govern-
ment, call Ron locally for a free consultation at
(941) 761-9808 (24 hours) or (800) 559-8025.

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THE BEST FOR THE LEAST
2BR/2BA direct bayfront a rare find!
Totally furnished, quiet setting with pool
and steps to shopping. $149,900. Lynn
Hostetler 778-4800. MLS 30730


SENAGAL PARROT VERY playful and colorful.
cage and toys $200. Queen waterbed $50, single
waterbed $20. CAll Dan 779-1055 / 726-1110.


1982 FORD Van Club Wagon. Air, high miles, good
work van. 778-9205.

ISUZU 94 RODEO, V6, auto, all power, clod air, many
extras, runs great. $10,500 or best offer, 778-2581.

1997 FORD ESCORT LX wagon. Like new, loaded
plus extras. 10k miles, warranty. $8700. 778-4114.

1984 OLDSMOBLIE DELTA 88, blue. 86,744 miles,
air, AM/FM, power windows/seat, very good condi-
tion, garaged. $2,200 or best offer. 779-2001.


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

CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
Call 795-8299.

WET SLIPS AND Hi 'N' Dry storage available at
competitive rates in modern, full-service marina.
778-2255.

1997 EVINRUDE 175 HP Ocean-Pro, 25-inch shaft
$5,000. Call 795-8299.

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.


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SUNBOW BAY
2BR/2BA super clean unit close to beaches,
shopping and restaurants. Elevator, pool,
tennis. Tumkey fumished. $130,000. Lynn
Hostetler 778-4800. MLS 34676


NORTH HOLMES BEACH Elevated 3BR/2BA home. Owner says sell.
Ken Rickett 778-3026. Only ........................... ........ ........ ........ $179,500
ELEVATED HOLMES BEACH HOME Reasonably priced 2BR/2BA, nicely
landscaped, fenced backyard. Elizabeth Andricks 778-4800. ............. $159,000
BAY WATCH CONDO Tumkey furnished 2BR/2BA unit, fully rented this season.
Large, heated pool, boat dock. Elizabeth Andricks 778-4800.............. $179,900

(941) 778-4800 Toll Free 800-237-2252 5201 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217


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

RENT BOAT SLIP North End of Anna Maria. Pro-
tected, easy Gulf access. 778-4431, 778-2165.

18-FOOT AMF CRESTLINER 115 Evinrude. Great
Boat, new paint, V-hull, fresh water kept, boat/trailer,
$2000. Big, must see 778-7188.

21-FOOT SEA RAY Seville 175 hp, V-6. Bow and
mid-cabin galley/head, excellent condition. 778-3648.



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

LICENSED REAL ESTATE agents. Excellent split. Replies
confidential. SunCoast Real Estate. Call Julie Gilstrap,
779-0202 or evenings and weekends, 365-1867.

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 HOUSEKEEPING. Various duties.
Part time, own transportation, non-smoking. Beach
Inn. 778-9597.

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.


* WELCOME RICHARD *

Richard brings to Wagner Realty his
enthusiasm, knowledge and experience.
He knows the Island. He gets results.
Reach Richard at 778-2246
or 800-211-2323


Richard Freeman
REALTOR


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766 Jacaranda, Anna Maria
A real two-story house. Ground level is 2BR/1BA, living
room, dining room, family room, kitchen and one-car
garage. Upstairs is 1 BR/1 BA with separate den. Fenced
yard with separate outbuilding. 1,581 sfla. Very expen-
sively and expansively remodeled in 1993. $219,000.
Doug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, FI 34216
Phone & Fax: (941)778-1222
E-Mail: dougdowling@earthllnk.net
http://home.earthllnk.net/~dougdowling/


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RESIDENTIAL
DUPLEX 2BR/1.5BA each side. Family room and porch one
side. Total 2,300+ living area. 309 65th Holmes Beach. $229,500.
DUPLEX VILLAS WITH HEATED POOL. 4BR/2BA 2,006
sq. ft. living area each side. Exceptional value. Loaded with
extras. Must see to appreciate. $440,000.
VILLAGE GREEN. 2BR/2BA, tile roof, enclosed Florida room.
Less than a block to golf course. $118,000.
WHITE AVE/BEACH ACCESS. 3BR/2BA, lot 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.
$221,900.
CORAL SHORES Canalfront. Pool with spa, fountain, 3BR/
2BA, family room with entertainment bar and more. $298,500.
COMMERCIAL
STYLING SALON Eight stations. Owner retiring. $39,000 OBO.
LOT C-2 Zoning.Walk to beach $150,000.
GULFFRONT MOTEL 22 Units. Private beach. $2,149,000.
SEASONAL RENTALS NOW AVAILABLE!
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HOUSEKEEPERS, FULL OR part time. Tradewinds
Resort. 1603 Gulf Drive North, Bradenton Beach.
Apply in person, no phone calls please.

ANNA MARIA RESORT housekeeping, general main-
tenance, management training. Generous amenities,
part-time, flexible work schedule..778-4784.

BUSSERS NEEDED APPLY.in person. 5702 Marina
Dr., Holmes Beach.

TODDLER TEACHER/ASSISTANT, 9-5 Monday-
Friday. Small private preschool, loving, energetic,
team player with degree or experience. Call Maria or
Pam at 778-2210.

COUNSELORS FOR RECREATION/education
program grades K-12, weekdays 2-6pm plus occa-
sional eves, Saturdays for teen programs. Dependable,
flexible team palyer with recreation, education or artistic
skills, compassionate attitude for children and families.
$7-9/hour. Drug Free Workplace. Anna Maria Island
Community Center..778-1908, fax 778-9511.

HOUSEKEEPING FULL OR part time. Good ben-
efits, pleasant working conditions. Via Roma Beach
Resort, 2408 Gulf Dr. Bradenton Beach. EOE.

SERVERS WANTED. WE finally have some open-
ings for servers at Rotten Ralph's. Drop in or call.
778-3953.

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
Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
WE NEED YOU! Call 778-0492.

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




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/i BA plus 13x37
rec. room. Oversize two-car garage. Minutes to
Gulf and bay. $385,000.











ESTATE SALE
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.


AMMA
Since
MAIE LIC REAL ESTATE
FRANKLIN REALTY TV ROCKER
"We ARE the Island."
9805 Gulf Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria, Florida 34216
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250


LAUNDROMAT. MONEY MAKER! Clean, safe, great
location near BlakeHospital. 955-3366.



MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, mulching,
trimming, clean-up, edgings, and more. Hard-work-
ing and responsible. Excellent references. Edward
778-3222.

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

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

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

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
778-0944.

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.

DUMP TRUCK FOR HIRE. Shell, mulch, gravel haul-
ing of all kind. Shell delivered and spread, $25 per
yard. Call Larry 778-0119.


GREAT VIEWS of Sarasota Bay. Custom canalfront pool home. 4BR/
3.5B, new master suite with veranda, open kitchen, two large lanais.
Botanical garden setting, barbecue area, wood deck. Deep-water dock,
protected, great for sailboat. $399,000. Don Lewis, 746-3200. R33547
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MASSAGE THERAPY, NEUROMUSCULAR,
prenatal, Swedish. Debe Stallings, LMT, Florida
license # MA0018945. 723-6594.

HOUSE CLEANING EXPERIENCED Reliable, free
estimates. Call Maureen 778-5717 or Sharon 778-7247.

FURNITURE REFINISHING, restoration, sales and
purchases. Also, interior and exterior painting. Call to
see pieces, references and pictures. 778-7592.

HAULING ALL SCRAP metal and take junk cars
away. 778-8647.

SPARKLING CLEAN SERVICES. Liscensed,
bonded. Residential, commerical, homes, condos,
rentals, vacation properties, offices. All supplies
furnished. Estimates call Beverly 778-1945.



JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years. Call 778-6508.

CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING & MAINTENANCE Residen-
tial/commercial, full-service maintenance, landscaping
installation, clean-ups, tree trimming, ponds, native plants,
butterfly gardens. Excellent references. 778-5294.

FREE SNOW REMOVAL Shell, dirt, mulch or stone
delivered and spread for a small fee. Yard clean-up.
Dump truck for hire. Free estimates. Call Dave
Bannigan, 778-6972.

ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If it's
broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior discount.
Call 778-2581.



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


WATERFRONT RESIDENCE in gated community on 1+/- acre.
3BR/3B, art studio or 4BR. Large open kitchen, family room, sun
room. Screened lanai, oversized three-car garage, workshop
area. Reduced. $499,900. Don Lewis, 746-3200. R29620


OVER ONE ACRE ON WARNERS WEST BAYOU. Beauti- WINDING GATED DRIVEWAY leads to a custom-built quality
fully remodeled, over 3,800 sq. ft., hardwood floors, dock. constructed home surrounded by large oak trees. Designed for
$699,900. Sandy Drapala, 794-3354 or Kathy Marcinko, 792- entertaining. Pella doors and windows, fireplace and pool area.
9122. R31079 $299,000. Barry and Kimberly Charles, 795-1273. R33179
WATERFRONT LOTS/ACREAGE MAINLAND
MOUNT VERNON direct bayfront unit on first WE HAVE THE ACREAGE and the builders. CONDOMINIUM LIVING at its best. 2 or 3BR/
level. Glass enclosed lanai, domed kitchen You design your new home. Great area. 2B, Hibiscus floor plan in Vizcaya. Ground floor
ceiling, hurricane shutters. Partially furished. Want horses? There is even room for them. unit overlooking lake. Clubhouse, pool/spa,
$105,000. Hal Gillihan, 778-2194. C34311 Located between 1-75 and 275. $72,000. enclosed lanai. $115,900. Sara LaPlante, 748-
CAMLIN HOMES INTERPID MODEL. Colette Gerrish, 794-1024. L34679 4389 or 752-0101. C35378
4BR/3B lowest priced home in The Inlets GOLFERS DELIGHT. 4BR/3B, two-story
with dock. Ceramic tile, separate living, i home with private guest quarters. View of the
family and dining rooms. $265,000. Sara Bradenton Country Club. Store your golf cart,
L direct access to the course from your own
LaPlante, 748-4389 or 752-0101. R35391
WONDERFUL FLORIDA HOME with dock Available properties by the home.$249,900. Toni King, 794-5534. R34867
on Wamer's Bayou. Enclosed pool and large week or by the month from BEAUc in RrvFULLYiew Landscapedlos+/- are lot cul-
lanai. Two fireplace, zoned cooling and heat- Anna Maria Island to Venice. de-sac in Riverview Landings. Close to National
lanai. Two fireplaces, zoned cooling and heat- Anna Maria Is tPark, schools and beaches. Custom built 4BR/
ing. Tiled foyer, formal dining, living room and Call one of our rental and 3B home with fireplace and pool. $349,900.
great room. Deep lot. $750,000. Pat resort specialists. Sandy Drapala, 794-3354 or Kathy Marcinko,
Willingham, 722-4412 R34191 (941) 951-6668 or (800) 881-2222 792-9122. R33454


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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
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wn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
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Building Restoration Water Damage
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25 Yrs Experience Island References 727-7247


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

Window & Screen Cleaning Pressure Washing
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Residential & Commercial Cleaning
(941)747-7077
Free Estimates Fully Insured & Bonded

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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/cqmmercial, 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 &
vinyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.

ALUMINUM/VINYL CONSTRUCTION, new installation/
repairs, Soffits/Fascias,- screen enclosures. Insured,
references. Lic* #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.

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

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

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

ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodeling,
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.
Call 795-1947.
MR. BILL'S Handyman Service. Thirty years expe-
rience, self-employed in the construction trades. I am
handy to have around, 778-1110.

ATLANTIS TILE. CUSTOM installed floor tile, wall-
paper, and paint. Professional decorators available.
Call Greg or Terry 941-795-4995.

DURLING DECOR PRESSURE cleaning, wall-paper-
ing. Interior/exterior painting, spraying, light remodeling.
Multi-spec process painting. Call Bob 798-9261.


HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS CENTER Rental units
available for commercial, retail and storage. Call
(941) 778-2924 for information.

ANNA MARIA, beautiful Key West-style 3BR/3BA home.
Sailboat water, canalfront, large dock with water and
electric. Private boat ramp. All of this, and just steps to great
Gulf beach. Annual $2,300 month, 795-7805.

SEASONAL RENTAL 2BR/2BA Shell Point. Call
Jean Holmes Realty, 778-2924.

KEY ROYALE CANALFRONT. Unfurnished 2BR/
2BA home with garage. Annual lease. $1,200 per
month. Call Smith Realtors 778-0770.

HOLMES BEACH OFFICE or retail space. 300 to
3000 sq. ft. Excellent parking with exposure on main
thoroughfare. 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-
0202/1-800-732-6434.

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

SURF SIDE 2BR/1BA. Annual, $900 per month.
Available now. 792-2779.

BRADENTON GARAGE APARTMENT. Annual
lease, unfurnished, $400 per month plus electric and
telephone. Call Smith Realtors 778-0770.


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, garage,
fruit trees, quiet neighborhood. Two blocks to beach.
Furnished or unfurnished. $900/month. Also avail-
able this April and May $1800/month. 778-1589.

HOLMES BEACH UNFURNISHED 2BR/2BA home
on Bimini Bay with den, lanai, garge, dock and lift.
Annual lease. $1450/month. Call Smith, Realtors
778-0770.

EUROPEAN STYLE COUNTRY Island home.
Beautiful turret and Gulf view. 4BR/3BA. 107 Beach
Avenue, Anna Maria. $2,000 per month, off season.
$3,100 per month, in season. 794-8202.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND Paradise. 3BR/2.5BA canal
home, pool, close to beach. March and April open.
$3,500 month, $1,000 week. Special rates off sea-
son, 1-800-223-4472.


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Affordable Confidential
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Edie Force, Major Organizer, 778-7916

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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 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.
HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA apartment. Close to
beach and shopping. No pets. $675. First, last and
security. 795-7805.
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.
GULFVIEW DUPLEX, 2BR/1.5BA, $650 month,
$650 security deposit. 792-3226 after 6 p.m.
GULFFRONT HOME. ANNUAL Rental, 2BR/1.5BA,
garage, updated kitchen and bath. Beautiful, shady,
beach front location. No pets. 941-646-0719.
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.
MARTINIQUE NORTH Holmes Beach for year 2000.
2BR/2BA totally refurbished available February 15 to
April 15. On beach, heated pool and garage. $2800/
mo. -7-78-6786
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.



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DUPLEX, NICE 2BR/2BA central heat/air, ground
level, steps to beach. Couple or single, $700 plus
security, no pets. 778-1259.
TENNIS AND BEACH special. Available now through
3/13. 2BR/2BA condominium at Club Longboat with
lanai and laundry. No pets. 818-506-0343.
PLAN AHEAD! LUXURY 2BR condominium in tennis
complex on Longboat Key Beach. King master with
balcony, den, lanai, laundry. Available for season 2000.
March and April, $8,500. 818-506-0343. No pets.
CUTE 1 BR/1 BA garage top apartment. Just steps to
the beach. Available annually at $550/month. Call
Valerie Kruse at Wedebrock Real Estate 778-6665.
ISLAND ANNUAL RENTAL 1BR/1BA, unfurnished, 210
#A, Ave. B., Bradenton Beach, $575/month, plus utilities.
Wagner Realty (941) 778-2246 or 800-211-2323.
ANNA MARIA 1BR one block to beach. Beautifully
fumished, spotless boat dock. Seasonal $1,000/month,
annual $600/month. 778-4424. Available March.
SEASONAL AVAILABLE NOW Westbay Cove Con-
dominium. 2BR/2BA waterfront. Old Florida Realty
Company 778-3377, after hours 778-3730.
ANNUAL RENTAL 1BR duplex apartment close to
beach. New fridge, stove, carpet. $535/month,
water,trash included. 778-9240.

AVAILABLE MARCH, APRIL, weekly, monthly. Large,
clean, quiet, furnished 1BR cottage. 200 feet to beach.
near restaurants, shopping, fishing. 778-8571.
ANNA MARIA DUPLEX apartment. 218 Palmetto
Ave. 2BR/2BA. Fully furnished, includes utilities and
washer/dryer. $1,200/month, March and April. Call
Tampa 813-949-6841.
SPACIOUS 2BR/1.5BA TOWNHOUSE close to
beach! Garage with storage and washer/dryer in-
cluded. No pets please. $800/month. First, last and
security. Anna Maria Realty, Inc. 778-2259.

ANNUAL 1BR/1BA, UNFURNISHED, carport.
Across the street from beach. $575/month plus
utilities. First, last. Available February 21. 779-1093.
SEASONAL SHORT-TERM 2BR/1BA, large lanai.
Holmes Beach vacation house, steps from beach.
Available February 12, 1999. Call 778-0103 or
708-0292 for more information.





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Internet? "@Ease With PCs" can help. Instruction,
problem resolution, upgrades. Most work done on
your premises. Most major packages.
Sorry, no Macs. Call Keith Allen 792-8718.


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Lawn care, native plants, mulch, trim, hauling and cleanup.



Private & Commercial Interior & Exterior
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Free Estimates Call 778-2139

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ANNUAL SPACIOUS 2BR/2.5BA one block to
beach. New decor, garage, washer/dryer hook-up.
Very large balcony. $975 per month. 778-6074.

ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH 3BR/2BA walk to beach
and boat dock. Large family room, washer/dryer, refrig-
erator, stove. Clean $1,100 monthly 561-337-7394.

CHARMING ISLAND RENTALS! Two still available
February through April. Weekly or monthly, $1,500
and up. Hurry before they are gone. 761-9259.

AVAILABLE FOR MARCH 2BR/2BA upstairs at
Westbay Cove South. Panoramic view, heated pool,
tennis. 778-1184.

QUAINT AND COZY furnished apartment, 400 feet
to Willow Beach. $700 annual. 778-3523.

ANNA MARIA CITY, seasonal. 1BR/1BA $1,200
month; 2BR/2BA $2,200 month, quiet street on canal.
778-4010.

CANCELLATION MARCH 1 through 15. 1BR,
kitchen, living, very nice. $400 week, some pets.
North Shore Drive, call 778-6139.


LARGE GROUND FLOOR 2BR/2BA one story condo-
minium, carport adjacent. Manatee at 59th Street,
Bradenton. Tennis, pool, golf courses nearby. Completely
furnished. Low 60's. Private. 792-2093 or 792-5434.

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.

MOBILE HOME on Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach
near Intracoastal Waterway. 12-ft by 32-ft, newly re-
modeled. $3,600. Must sell! Call 746-5569.

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.

RUNAWAY BAY 1BR/1BA turnkey condominium,
2nd floor, nice view, pool, clubhouse, tennis courts,
steps to beach. FSBO, $91,900, 795-4272.


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
participation accepted.

ANNA MARIA FAMILY HOME 4BR/3BA on double
lot. Steps to Bay Front Park. 158 Crescent Dr. 778-
3678. $249,000.

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

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.

2BR/1 BA 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.

1 BR/1BA FURNISHED CONDOMINIUM. Martinique
South. $139,900. Owner. 778-0076.

RENTAL PROPERTY NEEDED by local, very quali-
fied buyer with highest references. Condition not
important. Prefer to purchase from owners. Cash or
mortgage. Houses or apartments. 755-4977.

NEAR COQUINA BEACH. 105 7th Street South, four
townhouse apartments in elevated building. $495,000.
Detailed information available in box 792-4773 owner.

LOVELY MOVE-IN CONDITION home on Longboat
Key, 2 or 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. $178,500, call
761-1224. By owner.

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

PINES TRAILER PARK, 58 Bay Drive, Bradenton
Beach. 10-ft. by 30-ft. mobile, $16,900. 779-2908.


DON & KAREN SCHRODER present...
KEY ROYALE GEMI
2BR/2BA home with spacious
family room that opens to
caged pool and lovely rear yard
complete with custom brick
BBQ and smoker. On deep
water canal. Dock with water
and electricity plus davitsl This
home is perfect as it is but the large lot offers ample space for house
expansion. $237,000.
SPECTACULAR SUNSETS and panoramic views of Sarasota Bay
are yours with this 2BR/2BA bayside condo. Unique free-flowing floor
plan offers two master suites. Heated pool and spa. $187,500.
GULFSTREAM
MI R B REALTY
941-778-2200


DEEDED DOCK 2BR/2BA corner unit, 1,800 sft.
Large side balcony and lanai. Waterway, Cortez
Road $138,900. 794-2190.

KEY ROYALE CANAL home reduced 3BR/2BA.
Best priced home in Key Royale. New ceramic tile,
huge lanai, large lot. Room for pool and cage. Moti-
vated seller, $209,900. Chard Winheim, Coldwell
Banker Residential Real Estate Inc.

PERICO ISLAND mint condition, one year old. 3BR/
2.5BA- 1,726 sft. Many extras $179,000. Call 795-7740.

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.

MOBILE HOME Sandpiper Bayside, Bradenton
Beach. Owner moving, 778-3330.

GULF FRONT LOT being permitted now. One of a
kind, there are no more like this! Sea wall in place.
800-691-8890.

WHY RENT? Trailer plus 10-ft. by 20-ft. room. Cute,
open, bright, washer/dryer, boat storage, Sandpiper,
416 4th Street. $19,500. 800-977-0803, 778-4523.

WATERFRONT LOT with architectural drawings on
Coconut Bayou, Hammock Circle in the City of Anna
Maria, $149,500. 407-259-8891.

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


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SNorman-Ellis.
For any real estate needs,
I am ready and anxious
to serve you. Call me at
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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.
$147,900. IB34658.
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, Realtors
778-5059. IB33135.


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UNIQUE COMPLEX!
Northern end of Holmes Beach. Two separately
deeded homes. 2BR/2BA each with 60x26
greenhouse/workshop/studio on 3/4 acre. Built in
1990. Walk to beach. $10,000 below appraisal!
Offered at $425,000.

Call Pat Jackson at 778-3301
Ken Jackson at 778-6986
Agnes Tooker 778-5287
or Dave Sork 726-1704


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ISLAND DUPLEX Lowest priced concrete block duplex on the Is-
land. Only $139,000. Just one block to the beach. 2BR/1BA and
1 BR/1 BA duplex. Close to shopping and restaurants. Great to live
in or for investment. Call Carol Heinze, Realtor 778-7246. IB28042
NEAR THE BEACH! GREAT INVESTMENT! Good rental his-
tory. Possible owner financing. 2BR/2BA with Jacuzzi, plus den
or 3rd bedroom. Cocktail pool under elevated home. $254,900
Call Connie Volts, Realtor 778-7246. IB31724
ANNA MARIA $399,000 4BR/2.5BA home on a canal with a boat-
house. No bridges to Tampa Bay and the Gulf. Includes two fire-
places, hot tub, two garages and a workshop. Only one block to the
beach. Call Carol Heinze, Realtor 778-7246. IB32204.


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ANNA MARIA GULFFRONT Outstanding
views from this two-story masonry duplex
offering 2BR/1.5BA each unit, turnkey fur-
nished. Possible to convert to single fam-
ily. Offered at $497,500. David Moynihan
778-2246. Eves. 778-7976. #28156


VACANT LOT with dock on deep water
overlooking beautiful views of Anna
Maria Sound and intracoastal water-
ways. All federal and state permits in
place. Call Harold Small 778-2246. Eves.
792-8628. $215,000. #35029


SUMMER SANDS. Excellent bayfront
views from this 2BR/2.5BA condominium.
Secured entry and elevator. Turnkey fur-
nished. Pool and Jacuzzi. Call Bill
Bowman 778-2246. Eves. 794-8482.
$179,900. #35197


ISLAND OFFICE BUILDING Excellent
Manatee Avenue location with 4,200 sq. ft.
and 27 parking spaces. Perfect for medical or
other professional office, zoned C-1. Offered
at $460,000. 401 Manatee Ave. Call David
Moynihan 778-2246. Eves. 778-7976.


PERICO ISLAND PATIO HOME Spa-
cious (2,230), lush and private 2BR plus
loft and 2.5BA. Pickled-wood parquet
floors, Spanish tile, private pool.
$189,500. Call Michael Advocate 778-
2246. Eves 778-0608. #34986








RUNAWAY BAY. Fully Furnished bright
sunny condominium unit with lagoon
view. Clubhouse, tennis and pool. Walk
to beach. Great vacation or rental home.
On site property management. Call Ed
Oliveira 778-2246. Eves. 778-1751.
$129,900. #27160


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WAGNER REALTY
Sales & Rentals Since 1939
.- 2217 Gulf Drive North
Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
778-2246 Office
778-1751 Evenings


GREAT LOCATION! Beautiful 3BR/
2BA deep-canal front home with boat
dock and no bridges to open bay.
Includes community pool, tennis courts
and clubhouse. Turnkey furnished.
Open kitchen with breakfast bar.
EXTREMELY MOTIVATED SELL-
ERS! MAKE AN OFFER! Call Karin
Stephan, Realtor 924-9000 or Connie
Volts, Realtor 751-1155. HG87235.
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Karin Stephan
Ich Spreche Deutsch
924-9000
Eves: 388-1267


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


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jM PAGE 32 0 FEBRUARY 10, 1999 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


HIDDEN ZOO 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

BY NANCY NICHOLSON JOLINE / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ 19 20
The names of 12 common animals are concealed inside some of the answers in the 22 2
completed grid, reading across and down. Can you find them all? 2 -2-


ACROSS
1 El -
6 It helps you see
plays
11 N.L. batting
champ, 1964, '65
and '67
19 Dish sometimes
served with
bacon
20 Kind of roll
21 House style
22 Active again
24 Way out,
computerwise
25 Kind of strength
26 It won't hold
water
28 Odd cat
29 Figure of
Arthurian
legend
30 Strains
32 ha-Shanah
35 LaFenice
productions
38 Wrap
40 Somerset
Maugham's
"- Betters"
43 Raillery
45 Diner owner in
"Beverly Hills
90210"
46 One of the newly
rich
50 Eur. nation

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51 North Carolina
county named
fora
Revolutionary
War commander
53 "A Doll's House"
wife
54 Peak resort time
56 Twos in the
news
58 Ring-shaped
61 high
62 They're done for
tests
63 Describe
65 Persian Gulf
emirate
67 Cross out
69 Korean autos
70 Bon mot
73 Pop's Celine

74 Gave a rest
77 "Beloved"
director, 1998
78 Woman's shoe
81 Synthetic fiber
82 Some TV drama
sets
85 Pan-fry
87 Peels
88 Much-discussed
sociopolitical
phenomenon
90 Like the White
Rabbit
92 Movie following,
maybe
93 Pennsylvania

94 Legendary
fashion editor


99 Scottish river
known for its
salmon fishing
100 1986-87 Mets
All-Star
Fernandez
101 N.Y. Knicks
venue
102 Some dummies
103 Sunken ship
explorers
105 Trading letters
108 Raised
110 "Hand it over!"
111 Holidays
overseas
114 Kind of manual
116 Unremarkable
either way
120 Settle
124 Place to crouch
126 Member
127 "A Passage to
India" woman
Quested
128 "The House of
Blue Leaves"
playwright
129 Cry of
disagreement
130 Arrested
131 Satisfactory
marks
DOWN
1 Superabun-
dance
2 Ready
3 Sen. Bayh
4 Church vessel
5 Second, e.g.
6 Scintilla
7 John of London
8 Cross to bear
9 Keep track of


10 Hospital figure
11 Hospital amts.
12 Unglued
13 Dash
14 Melancholiac
15 Calendario part
16 Suffix with neat
17 --kwondo
18 Bishop of -
("HenryV"
character)
23 Novelist Lurie
24 Width
specification
27 Penthouse
feature
31 Like a depth
finder
33 Skinny-dipping
34 Employ
35 Walking-
36 Nursery school
need
37 Head of a noted
clan
38 Went boldly
39 Destroy
41 Anesthetized
42 Staffpositions?
44 Pauciloquent
47 Tad
48 The Beatles'
"- Loser"
49 More rubicund
52 Like modem
messages
55 Like a Puccini
aria
57 Not going
anywhere
59 Start of a bridge
declaration


60 They may be 76 "Cotton-
rattled Broker's Office"
artist


64 Ship's dir.
66 1996 French film
"- Vep"

68 One of eight
Eng. kings
71 Necklace piece
72 Some are
precious
74 Continuing
stories
75 Noted
peripatetic
conductor


79 Goof-off
80 Park
83 Missile stat
84 Bath
installation
86 Traveler's info
89 Confines
91 French--
95 Flashed signs
96 It may be found
in a pit


97 "CHiPs" star of
70's-80's TV
98 Fork off
104 Middle of a suit?
106 Retains
107 Like "The
Shining," e.g.
109 "For you there's
rosemary and
": "The
Winter's Tale"
110 Cartoonist
Wilson
112 Ness, for one
113 Meets


115 W.W. II gun
117 "--leroi!"
118 Staple of many
video games
119 Union busters?
120 Hullabaloo
121 Rock composer
Brian
122 The--Man
123 Family tree
word
125 Year in
Antoninus
Pius's reign


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Answers to this week's puzzle will appear in next week's newspaper. You can get answers to any
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WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS Upstairs end
unit, 2BR/2BA, overlooking canal. Tastefully
turnkey furnished. $159,500 Bobye Chasey
778-2261. MLS#35500


LONGBOAT KEY Adorable Village bungalow,
18" tile, cathedral ceiling and romantic patio
garden. Close to boat launching. $189,000.
Rose Schnoerr 778-2261. MLS#33421


MOTE RANCH Spacious 4BR/2BA features
heated pool and spa with cascading waterfall.
Great room overlooks lake. $166,500. Noreen
Roberts 778-2261. MLS#35486


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FORTY THREE WEST 2BR/2BA end unit, ca- TIDY ISLAND Waterfront townhome, 3BR/3BA ARBOR OAKS 3BR/2BA split plan home. Great
thedral ceilings, separate utility room, one-car with incomparable bay views. Wheelchair room with fireplace, breakfast bar, vaulted ceil-
attached garage. $86,000. Shelia Kidd 778- friendly, elevator to top floor. $265,000. Bob & ings and new Berber carpet. $129,900. Tom &
2261. MLS#35483 Penny Hall. MLS#33419 Kitty Frost 778-2261. MLS#34188


MANATEE RIVER FRONT 4-5BR home with
guest quarters. Protected boat dockage avail-
able. Warners East Bayou. $595,000. Rose
Schnoerr 778-2261. MLS #33502


RENTALS

Perico Bay Club-2/2/1 Villa. Great view.
Annual ............... .............. .......... $1200/mo
Waterway-2/2 Htd pool Feb & Mar... $2300/mo
Perico Bay Club-2/2-Season ........... $2600/mo
Vizcaya 1BR+den-Jan-Mar .............. $1500/mo
43 West-2/2 Villa-Jan-Mar ................ $1800/mo

Call Missy Laps at 778-9611
Toll Free 1.800-237-8400,
ext. 1011.


ACROSS FROM PALMA SOLA GOLF
COURSE 2BR/2.5BA Spanish style townhome in
Heather Run, small private complex. $105,000
Noreen Roberts 778-2261. MLS#35460


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Pennsylvania







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