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who will pay
for city hall
By Pat Copeland
Who will pay for new city hall Holmes Beach
property owners with hard-earned tax dollars or tour-
ists and residents by way of a one-cent infrastructure
The decision rests with the commission, said City
Treasurer Rick Ashley last week.
"The amount of infrastructure tax money that is on
hand, plus what we anticipate getting between now and
September, will pay the loan off if we stop doing any
additional projects with the money," Ashley explained.
The balance on the loan on Sept. 1 will be
$1,073,531, Ashley said. Paying if off will eliminate
$200,000 in infrastructure tax money that was budgeted
for unallocated projects.
"We'll have no infrastructure tax money to use for
other projects including the demolition of the buildings
and completing the soccer field," Ashley noted. "We
also have to look at what isn't done here, such as cur-
tains for the glass block wall. This nickel and dime stuff
will start to add up. If we keep spending the money, we
won't be able to say we paid for the building with the
Ashley met with bank representatives who said the
city could pay a large amount down on the loan, for
example $800,000. He said he could do further re-
search with the bank on financing for future projects or
other options. He asked for direction from the commis-
"It might be to our financial advantage not to pay
off the loan all at once, because we have a very good
interest rate on the money we got for the building,
Commission Chairman Don Maloney noted.
"If you don't pay off the loan, you still have a com-
mitment for the on-going payments on the building,"
Ashley pointed out. "This means that without the con-
tinuation of the infrastructure tax, your secondary rev-
enue pledge on the note was franchise fees. So right off
the top of next year's budget, you'd have to take about
$150,000 of what has been a revenue to the city for
payments on the note."
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on her shoulder, Heather
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Surf spruces up a bench
on the sidewalk of the
y Island Shopping Center.
Her effort inspired the
.Artists Guild Gallery and
S- other shop owners to
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SJ Caribbean colors and
,. fI' bright accentsfor a new
look at the 40-plus-year-
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Commissioner Sandy Haas-Martens said she likes the
idea of making a large down payment and asked Ashley
to find out what options that would give the city.
The issue will be brought back to another work
session when Ashley completes his research.
Cortez celebrates its history this weekend
By Jim Hanson
A tradition with roots almost as long as the Gulf
Coast will be celebrated this weekend at the 17th
Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival.
More than 15,000 visitors are expected to help the
historic fishing village validate the theme of this year's
celebration, "Our Past Is Our Future."
The fishing industry thrived there for more than
100 years, centered around five large fish houses. One,
A.P. Bell Fish Co., is still in full operation and two
others survive in abbreviated form.
In its heyday the Cortez waterfront was aswarm
with fishers in their boats preparing for sea or unload-
ing catches of mullet, redfish, trout, mackerel and pom-
pano caught inshore, grouper, snapper and a variety of
reef fish from farther offshore. Shrimp and crab came
to the fish houses also.
Pollution and habitat destruction cut production,
and finally a ban on inshore net fishing in 1995 put an
end to the industry as it had been for a century.
Still, a number of stalwarts work the boats and the
sea to preserve their industry, and most will be around
for the festival.
It runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20,
and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Both days will be throbbing with energy and activ-
ity, music and dancing and tours and arts and crafts and
food lots of seafood of all description, prepared by
the best restaurants in the area.
And mullet, with old-time experts cooking it in the
Cortez way, unequaled anywhere on earth.
A focus of this year's festival will be the Cortez
schoolhouse, built in 1912 and turned to many other
uses after its utility as a school faded decades ago. Now
it is being acquired by Manatee County for public use,
hopefully a nautical museum and other functions. It is
at the eastern end of Cortez.
Another feature, as always, will be cameras. Pho-
tographers can't resist the vistas provided by the his-
toric village, its picturesque waterfront and the bay
across to Anna Maria Island and south to Longboat
Key and Sarasota, plus birds and marine life and boats
and the people themselves.
Music has always been an integral part of life in
Cortez, and it has contributed music and musicians to
generations here and throughout the country.
Goose Culbreath will play for this festival, as he
has for just about every get-together in Cortez for 75
years. He's 82 now, playing his old fiddle better ev-
ery year and still the nucleus of the Cortez Grand
That Opry will be there with him this weekend,
and so will the Sister Act and Company, Jack
Murphy and Roughstock, Gumbo Boogie Band and
the Sunshine Cloggers.
Arts and crafts will be offered, some of them by
children of the Cortez Community Center who also
will have their first annual book sale to help finance
The main attraction, as always, will be Cortez and
its people. The village, originally called Hunter's Point,
has been a fishing center since Spanish colonial days.
It was founded by North Carolinians 110 years ago and
prospered over the years by hard work, devotion to
family and serious religion. Today it has 97 historic
buildings, most of them modest homes built decades
ago, on the National Register of Historic Places.
Cortez is at the mainland end of the Cortez
Bridge. Parking is in the village or at Coquina Beach
on Anna Maria Island, with shuttle buses running
just minutes apart.
Admission to the festival is $2. youngsters free.
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THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
FEBRUARY 17, 1999
E1 PAGE 2 0 FEBRUARY 17, 1999 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Phone solicitor can't con commissioner
By Pat Copeland
Solicitors alleging they are collecting donations for
the Holmes Beach Fraternal Order of Police called the
wrong person last week, said Holmes Beach Police
Chief Jay Romine.
According to Romine, a solicitor called Holmes
Beach Commissioner Sandy Haas-Martens seeking
donations for the non-existent organization.
Haas-Martens told the solicitor that the city has no
such organization and the solicitor reportedly argued
that it does. However, after Haas-Martens identified
herself as a city commissioner, the solicitor hung up.
"We do not solicit any funds nor do we receive
any funds from organizations that solicit funds,"
Romine advised those who receive such bogus solici-
station calls to hang up and inform the police department.
In another recent case in Bradenton Beach, em-
ployees at Econo Lodge, 2502 Gulf Drive, received a
call from a solicitor requesting a cash donation on be-
half of the Reserve Police Officer's Association and
State Police Officer's Coalition.
When solicitors arrived at the motel to pick up the
donation, Bradenton Beach Det. Matt Duffy was waiting
and invited them to the police department for a chat. Duffy
said he called the phone number listed on the solicitation
form and reached an answering machine at a computer
company named Network Data Systems.
Duffy said he obtained a phone number for the
solicitors' supervisor, Tim Day of Cool and Clean
SFundraising in St. Pete. Duffy noted that when con-
tacted, Day was evasive and gave very little informa-
tion. Duffy also noted that the address on the solicita-
tion form was that of a GTE phone mart in Largo.
According to Duffy, an officer contacted the
Florida Division of Consumer Services and was told
that the two police organizations in question are regis-
tered with the state; however, they have been the sub-
ject of suspicious activity in the past.
Duffy is continuing his investigation.
In a recent AARP newsletter it was reported that
the organization has been recruiting and training vol-
unteers to call older people and warn them about con
artists who solicit victims by phone. Volunteers use
lists seized from con artists by police.
According to the newsletter, the idea is spreading
throughout communities across the county and AARP
has developed a training kit for callers. In addition,
AARP representatives are training law enforcement
personnel in the techniques.
Mayor says candidate forum
can be held at city hall
By Pat Copeland
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore last week
reversed a commission decision denying The Islander
Bystander use of city hall for a candidates' forum.
"I called all the commissioners and said the forum
was already planned and I couldn't change it," said
Whitmore who was absent from the commission work
session due to illness.
The forum decision came during a discussion on
what groups should be allowed to use city hall and for
"When I picked up the February calendar the other
day, I saw that on the 25th there is a candidates' forum
scheduled to be held in this room," Commission Chair-
man Don Maloney said. "Honestly, I don't think this
is a good place to have those things and nobody seems
to know how it got on the calendar."
Maloney said he is also concerned about what
groups, if any, should be allowed to use the chamber.
He said the city clerk checked with officials in several
other cities and they allow only government entities use
"My inclination is that it ought to be used for gov-
ernmental functions," Commissioner Roger Lutz said.
Commissioner Luke Courtney said community
organizations that are open to the public, such as the
city's civic association, should be allowed to use the
building. He also noted that other Island cities allow
candidates' forums at city hall.
Maloney said he had a memo from Whitmore stat-
ing that "she supports allowing community organiza-
tions or groups that welcome the public to use the
Commissioner Pat Geyer asked if it would affect
the city's liability if other organizations use the cham-
"That's why other cities don't allow it," Maloney
"When the building was opened, Carol said it is the
public's building to be used by the residents of Holmes
Beach," Commissioner Sandy Haas-Martens noted.
"Some of the condo associations don't have a room big
enough for their annual meetings and this would be a
great place to hold those, if they are willing to pay $50
to use it. I think we should look into it."
If you are an occasional or frequent shopper at
Albertson's in Bradenton and/or your "northern"
state, your purchases can help earn up to $1,800 for
the Anna Maria Island Community Center every
The Center is a participant in Albertson's
Stores Community Partners Program, which
electronically credits a percentage of sales to the
Center, up to a maximum of $1,800 per quarter.
Purchasers in possession of the Center's Com-
munity Partners card simply request the check-
She noted that the Anna Maria Island Historical
Society meets monthly in Anna Maria City Hall.
"Where do you draw the line?" Lutz asked. "I can
see a situation where somebody's in this building ev-
Commission candidate Rick Bohnenberger said he
sees no problem with allowing not-for-profit organiza-
tions to use the building, but noted, "I believe there is
a prohibition on political campaigning in this building."
Courtney said it was also his understanding that
campaigning is not allowed in public buildings.
In a consensus on the issue of the forum, Lutz and
Haas-Martens said no and Geyer and Courtney did not
comment. Maloney then noted, "Silence is considered
Following the work session, Courtney researched
the issue of campaigning in public buildings. He said
the statute prohibits soliciting or accepting campaign
contributions in government buildings unless the build-
ing is rented for the specific purpose of holding a cam-
On Feb. 11, Whitmore issued a memo to commis-
sioners outlining the following procedures concerning
the use of the building:
Purpose: To provide control on use of the city hall
chamber and provide a guideline on organizations that
will be allowed to use the chamber for public meetings.
The city will allow the use of the chamber for city
The city will allow the use of the chamber for any
meeting that the general public is invited to attend and
that is duly noticed.
The person requesting the meeting will submit the
date and purpose in writing to the city clerk who will
check the date and notify the party if the chamber is
The requesting party is responsible to lock the
building, if an event is held after business hours.
There will be no food or drink served to the pub-
lic at the meeting or forum.
The second policy option is the same except for the
second provision, which says the chamber can only be
used for governmental business.
Whitmore asked commissioners to discuss the pro-
cedures at a future work session.
out clerk to scan the card at any time during
checkout for credit to the Center's account. The
card can be used here and throughout the coun-
There is no cost to shoppers, only the knowl-
edge that the marketing one would do anyway
will help support the Center's year-round pro-
grams and services.
To obtain your Albertson's Community Part-
ners card, call the Center at 778-1908 or stop in
at the Center office when you're there.
AT&T cellular service
coming on line
Todd Benjamin and Alberto Alvarez of Southeastern
Communication Service installed AT&T antennas on
the GTE cellular communications tower in Holmes
Beach. Les Bergeron, project manager for SCS, said
AT&T customers can look forward to improved service
within two weeks. Islander Photo: Edna Tiemann
Buckle Up Florida
campaign this week
From Feb. 13 to Feb. 21 law enforcement agencies
across the state will be issuing citations to motorists
who fail to buckle up or who have children in their
vehicles who are not properly restrained.
The Buckle Up Florida campaign focuses on in-
creasing community awareness about the life saving
benefits of child safety seats and safety belts, enforc-
ing existing safety belt and child safety seat laws and
building support for stronger traffic safety legislation.
Florida's safety belt use rate is 59 percent, well
below the national average of 68 percent. With a 10
percent increase in safety belt use, 198 fatalities and
5,199 injuries could be prevented each year.
Attention Albertson's shoppers
Four youths were hospitalized Feb. 8 after-ingest-
ing a combination of a drug called Special K, alcohol
The drug illness was discovered when an officer
was called to investigate a vehicle accident at 3300
Gulf Drive and found the vehicle backed into a tele-
phone pole. He checked the four subjects inside and
noted they were under the influence of drugs, were in-
coherent and began getting sick. EMS responded to
transport the subjects to the hospital.
The officer said he learned that the subjects -
Mark Patureau, 20, and Joseph Fernandez, 23, both of
Port Charlotte, and Jessica McDonald, 21, and Jessica
Dodd, 19, both of Bradenton, had taken a drug named
Special K, drank alcohol and smoked marijuana.
The officer said Fernandez was in possession of a
bag of marijuana which he gave to the officer. The of-
ficer said he also found a marijuana pipe and several
partially smoked marijuana cigarettes in the vehicle.
The officer responded to the hospital to speak to
the four subjects but none of them could give him the
name of the person who gave them the drug. The of-
ficer said the emergency room doctor assured him that
the four would be OK after the drug wore off.
Marina Drive medians adopted
Jim Gloth, chairman of the Holmes Beach Parks and Beautification Advisory Board, and his wife Kathy have
adopted this median and the adjacent one on Marina Drive at the intersection of Gulf Drive. They have agreed
to replace dead palm trees and hope to plant shrubs when the watering system is operational. Islander Photo:
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Anna Maria City
2/22, 7:30 p.m., Planning and
2/23, 7:30 p.m., Commission meeting
2/18, 7 p.m., Commission meeting
2/23, 6:30 p.m., Board of Adjustment
2/18, 8:30 a.m., Canal Commission
2/23, 9 a.m., Commission meeting
2/25, 6:30 p.m., Meet the candidates
followed by candidates' forum at 7 p.m.
S2/18, 7 p.m., Anna Maria/West Side Fire
Commission meeting, Station 4,
407 67th St. W., Bradenton.
2/22, 9:30 a.m., Sarasota/Manatee
Metropolitan Planning Organization,
USF Campus, Sarasota.
Feb. 18, 1 p.m., city commission meeting.
Agenda: telecommunication towers discussion, dis-
cussion on past-due sanitation bills, presentation on
beautification of state highways, Tingley Memorial
Library retention wall funding discussion, Privateers
relocation discussion, employee vacation time dis-
cussion, planning and zoning board member reap-
pointment, and code enforcement board member re-
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cial support, Coquina Beach regulation discussion,
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restaurant, consent agenda and public comments.
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Island author pens 'Inside' Playboy book
Si Non Oscillas Noli Tintinnare.
"If You Don't Swing, Don't Ring."
By Paul Roat
That Latin phrase is inscribed on a brass plaque on
the door of the Playboy Mansion, one of the most fa-
mous homes on the planet. A symbol of the sophisti-
cated urbane male, Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, and
Hefs palatial homes in Chicago and later California
became associated with wit, humor and women.
Now, Holmes Beach author and former senior
editor for Playboy, Gretchen Edgren, has chronicled
a behind-the-scenes look at what really went on
through the doors of the Playboy Mansions in the
book "Inside the Playboy Mansion."
For Edgren, who thought she had retired from
Playboy in 1992, "Inside" is the third big book on
Hef and Playboy she has penned, and the lavishly il-
lustrated and gossip-filled publication is following
on the successes of "The Playboy Book" and "The
"I think it will be a favorite of the reading pub-
lic," Edgren said of "Inside." "It should be fun for
people who like to read about gossip."
Edgren talked to hundreds of people and pored
over thousands of pictures for the compilation of an-
ecdotes, remembrances and, of course, pictures of
the who's who of Mansion society.
As Hef wrote in the introduction:
"I had intended the Mansion to be a house of
dreams and it was. Here a person could work and
play without the usual inconveniences, conflicts and
concerns that were commonplace in the outside world.
Here a man had complete control over his environment
-including the ability to turn night into day by watch-
ing a movie at midnight and order a steak dinner at
noon, by holding meetings in the middle of the night
and romantic assignations in the afternoon. It was a
haven and a sanctuary. And it worked. That was one of
the really remarkable things about the Playboy Man-
sion. When all else seemed out of control in the world
around us, everything worked at the Playboy Mansion.
I planned it that way. Raised in repression and confor-
mity, I created a world of my own where I was free to
Gretchen Edgren will sign copies of her books Sat-
urday, Feb. 20, from 1-3 p.m. at Dickens & Company
Bookstore, 15 S. Blvd. of the Presidents, St. Armands
Circle, Sarasota. Information, call 388-4304.
live and love in ways most of us only dream about,"
The first Playboy Mansion was purchased by
Hefner in December 1959. The Chicago townhouse
quickly became both office and home for Hef and
friends and Playmates.
As artist and poet Shel Silverstein described it:
"One day I came back to the Mansion expecting to go
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to my room, which was the Red Room, and there was
a photo shoot going on in there. I walked out really
pissed. I was tired, I wanted to take a bath, stretch out,
and [couldn't]. I remember walking around and think-
ing, what are they doing in there? I want to get into MY
room! And all of a sudden, I thought, Wait a minute!
This is why Hef has a Mansion!.This is the bread and
butter of the operation, a photo shoot!"
The Chicago mansion had more than a dozen
bedrooms, a pool, state-of-the-art music system, a
before-its-time movie theater and that infamous
round, rotating bed.
Besides stars of stage, screen, politics, literature
and art, there were the Playmates. Many came for
photo sessions and stayed for days. Some came for
Hef and stayed for months.
But Hefner was spending more and more time in
California, and in February 1971 bought what would
become Playboy Mansion West in Los Angeles.
"Some people say Chicago was the nicest of the
two," Edgren remembered. "They were literally like
night and day Chicago was all indoors with thick
drapes that shut out the sun, and the Mansion West
was outdoors, with the grounds, tennis courts, the
animals and all the rest."
Longtime friend Barbi Benton, herself a Playmate,
found the LA estate, originally because she wanted to
play tennis. However, the property lacked not only ten-
nis courts but also a pool. Both were soon added as part
of more than $12 million in renovations that has taken
place there a significant investment considering the
$1 million purchase price.
"Inside" tells the story of how Benton and Hef
met: "We started dating ... when I was 18 and he
was 42. We met on the set of his TV show Playboy
After Dark, and when he asked me out, I said I'd
never gone out with anyone older than 24. He said,
'That's all right. Neither have I.'"
Both Mansions continued to attract the stars. The
Rolling Stones spent about a week at the Chicago
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townhouse, racking up thousands of dollars of dam-
age. Hollywood descended on the Mansion West.
Stories and legends were made and built at both.
For example, "Wheel of Fortune" letter-turner
Vanna White was a regular at Mansion West when
she was casually asked to stop by Merv Griffin's
studio to audition for a new show he was thinking
about starting. Her career was made the next day.
"I suppose the thing that surprised me the most
about researching the book was the relationship be-
tween the various girlfriends and each other and with
Hef," Edgren said.
"Oh, and the baby oil and how to get it out of
their hair!" she said with a laugh as to one of Hef's
more interesting and messy proclivities.
Hefner donated the original Playboy Mansion to
his alma mater, the Art Institute of Chicago, as a dorm
for art students. He said he.gave it to the school because
it was there, in 1946, in an art class, that he caught his
very first glimpse of a nude female in the flesh.
And change was afoot in California, too, when
Hef married Playmate Kimberley Conrad. Soon the
sound of little Playmate feet were replaced with just
little feet as Hef and his "Playmate for Life" even-
tually had two children.
As "People" magazine put it on the May 17,
1989 cover: "Holy Matrimony! Yes, it's true. Last
week Playboy's Hugh Hefner, 63, vowed fidelity to.
a 26-year-old Playmate for Life, Kimberley Conrad.
The bride wore white. Hey, she wore clothes! Next
week: Hell freezes over."
"When I started on the book, I went out to Cali-
fornia and was surprised," Edgren said. "Here is the
Mansion, quiet, with kids toys all over the place, and
Hef with a wife. As I finished the book, they had
separated, and when I went back out there the Play-
boy Mansion was swinging and Hef was a babe
magnet again. Things just went back to square one."
Hef is now 72 years old "and having a wonder-
ful time with Viagra," Edgren said with a laugh.
"He's told people he thinks it is a wonderful recre-
Edgren said she was somewhat reluctant to start
on "Inside the Playboy Mansion," having just fin-
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Holmes Beach's Gretchen Edgren with Playboy founder Hugh Hefnier.
ished up a long project which culminated in the 1996
publishing of "The Playmate Book."
"Hef said 'Inside' would complete the trilogy of
books, and would probably be the most exciting of
them all. He said it would be the story of his life. I
told him, 'Then why don't you write it yourself,' and
he said I was his first and only choice to write it."
Edgren agreed, and Hef must have liked the fi-
nal product: his inscription to her says, "You outdid
yourself on this one."
Readers can now see and read for themselves
what really went on "Inside the Playboy Mansion."
And just how wild was it?
Steve Powers, a longtime friend of Hef's, prob-
ably sums it up best:
"The truth about what went on up there is so much
more incredible than anything you could make up."
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Cortez Fielain Festival
Saturday February 20 10am to 6pm
Sunday February 21 noon to 6pm
On the waterfront of the Historic Fishing Village of Cortez
.. from the Island, just cross the Cortez Bridge and turn right.
Cortez Grand 01' Opry
Sister Act and Company
SJake Murphy and Roughstock
Sunshine Express Cloggers
Entertaif lnkent uSnda y
Cortez Grand O1' Opry
Gumbo Boogie Band
Sunshine Express Cloggers
|L ots of Seafood
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Marine life displays Educational talks on marine biology
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Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage display
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Parking available in Village or at Coquina Beach Gulfside*
*Manatee Area Transit is offering a shuttle for $1 each way
from Coquina Beach Gulfside to the Village of Cortez
 PAGE 6 0 FEBRUARY 17, 1999 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
There hasn't been as much grumbling for a long
time as we've heard the past week about Holmes Beach
commissioner's approval of a traffic light at the Mana-
tee County Public Beach intersection.
So far, no one's spoken to us in favor of the light.
Most think it will create an incredible gridlock north-
ward, winding past the school. And they don't believe
the Florida Department of Transportation will take it
back if it doesn't work.
So there you have it. We Islanders are of little faith
and little change.
But we are in agreement at least. And most still
would like to see an effort made to improve signage at
the intersection first. Some suggest lowering the speed
limit in the area. Anything but a traffic signal.
One person went so far as to suggest the city pro-
vide a police officer to direct traffic, a la Nassau, dur-
ing peak traffic periods.
We quickly warmed up to the idea of a white-
gloved, Bermuda-clad officer whistling and waving
cars through the busy intersection.
Wouldn't that be a warm and fuzzy welcome for
traffic-dazed Anna Maria Island visitors?
Does anyone else remember Mrs. Borden, long-
time crossing guard at the Anna Maria Elementary
School, smiling and waving to all passersby. Don't you
miss that, too?
Flip flop, flip flop
Grumbling in Anna Maria consists mainly of the
elimination of parking on Beach/Beech Street. (Yes,
the street has two names, mostly because no one can
agree on the correct spelling.)
Won't property owners on Willow, Oak, Cedar,
Mangrove, Maple, Park and all the other beach-end
streets be wanting the same preferential treatment,
eliminating the hassle of cars parking in front of their
homes, turning around in their driveways and people
leaving behind litter?
Of course they will. But that would eliminate the
convenience of a drive to the beach for the majority of
property owners in the city who do not live close
enough to the Gulf to stroll easily from their homes
with kids and beach gear in tow.
What a ruckus Anna Marians made just a short
time ago over the elimination of parking on Gulf Bou-
levard, a short one-block road running north and south
from Magnolia to Palm. It virtually cost former Mayor
Dottie McChesney the reelection in 1996.
And it could cost the city valuable beach
renourishment dollars, which depend in part on public
access to the beaches.
Elected officials beware.
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Garbage to blame for crows
Enjoyed your recent article, "Vultures are angels
compared to crows." We have just arrived for our an-
nual winter stay and have noticed the crows are getting
worse every year.
Yes, they are the most obnoxious birds in the world
and something needs to be done to drive them out be-
fore they start driving people like e off the Island.
Many people where I stay believe it is the easy
access to the garbage containers in the many restaurant
garbage bins that exacerbates the problem.
If only some members of the local government
would drive around the Island, particularly the north
end, they would easily see all the open garbage bins
that attract the crows. The bin doors are usually open
and they are not covered so the crows have a ball.
Every morning an extremely large number of
crows come to our street. They have breakfast at a lo-
cal garbage bin and squawk and screech for about three
hours and then leave. What a horrible nuisance!
I understand the bin doors have to be open or the
garbage trucks won't stop. The operators won't open
or close the doors, so the restaurants are hostage to the
Why can't the city government step in and get the
garbage companies to open the bin doors, dump the gar-
bage, then close the tops and doors before they depart?
Sounds like a simple solution to a serious problem.
Bob Biebury, Anna Maria City
Crows, loathing in Holmes Beach
As a resident of Anna Maria, I feel I must respond
(in disgust) to the article regarding the island crow
Mr. Robert Byers, perhaps you and others on the
Island do have a quarrel with some of it's inhabitants,
both human and otherwise, and that is your right.
I for one don't particularly find myself fond of men
from Wisconsin who brandish ideas of guns with bird
shot and speak of pressuring local wildlife in any ca-
pacity, violent or otherwise, to "move them out."
I feel you are spreading hatred. But I do not want
to shoot you. Maybe someone needs to give you a hug.
As for the crows, I think they may have been here long
before you were. Shooting guns?! Shame on you and
on The Islander Bystander for printing your comment,
that no one goes to jail for shooting birds.
Did I detect a little of that "It's okay -just don't
get caught" good-ole-boy mentality? Is this what we
want to teach our children and expose visitors to?
Every morning I have a huge gathering of gulls and
crows, doves, two woodpeckers, several jays, families of
starlings, various wrens, etc., that I distribute food to -
not to mention the five or so squirrels that I hand feed
peanuts. It makes me happy. I have yet to hear a complaint
from one of them. Every morning the gulls line up on the
roof in wait and swoop down, sounding like a crowd of
young school girls having just spotted Leonardo
DeCaprio. The gulls eat first, the crows wait. The crows
are polite. I have observed them waiting for the starlings
to finish eating their fill off of the deck before they begin
to feed. I have never seen them hurt another bird, although
I do know that they have the trait of raiding nests of other
birds, etc. This is nature. This is the chain.
We have other predaceous birds here on the Island.
Have you something against them as well? Or is it just the
crows? They are simply doing what they know to do. Just
as, apparently, you are doing what you know to do. Even
so, I will not take you as the ultimate example of a Wis-
consinite in the hope you will lighten up and learn to love
Mother Nature not just what you deem acceptable.
After all, we are invading and destroying her ter-
ritory. It is not the other way around. Sadly, there is
very little left.
This is such a beautiful place to live. I am thank-
ful every day that I am able to be here. This world is
in so much turmoil just beyond this little Island.
Wouldn't it be wonderful to feel happiness, safety and
love for all of our creatures and fellow people here,
instead of fear and loathing?
A girl can dream ... and feed the crows while she's
Before anyone else feels the need to say this, I will
admit, yes, I am of bleeding heart, vegetarian, save-the-
whales ilk and proud of it!
Debera E. Thompson, Anna Maria
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THOSE WEE THE BAYS
Part 19, The Life and Loves of Hernando De Soto
by June Alder
map purports to
show the location
of Tampa Bay
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along De Soto's
Florida in 1539-
It was Sunday the 18th of May in
the year 1539 when Hernando De Soto's
fleet weighed anchor and sailed out of
Havana harbor. The day was bright and
festive. A brisk breeze made the white
sails of the nine vessels headed for
Florida puff out proudly against the blue
of the sky.
It had taken a year to prepare for this
day. Havana had been turned into a busy
staging area for assembling a force of
nearly a thousand participants sol-
diers, seamen, servants, artisans, slaves
and camp followers as well as daring
noblemen thirsting after gold.
Almost all the townspeople as well
as peasants, Indians and slaves out in the
Cuban countryside had been employed
in outfitting the force for a two-year ef-
fort to establish the first Spanish colony
So the whole city had turned out to
cheer the fleet's departure. There were
parading dignitaries and priests, a Mass
sung by the bishop and many speeches
followed by martial music and fire
A Florida warrior of the 1500s wears
an eagle headdress indicating he is a
noted fighter. He is armed with a
heavy club and wears a large shell
pendant on his chest. He is a fearsome
foe to face.
Among the officials on the wharf
was De Soto's wife, Dofia Isabel De
Bobadilla. She was dressed resplen-
dently in velvet and satin as befitted
the wife of the expedition's com-
mander who had entrusted her with all
his powers as governor of Cuba in his
By Isabel's side was her cousin
Leonor De Bobadilla holding her baby
in her arms. This was the beautiful 18-
year-old whom Isabel had invited to
accompany her, never imagining what
problems would arise. For the girl fell
in love with De Soto's second-in-com-
mand, handsome Nufio De Tovar. For
initiating the affair, De Soto had dis-
missed him. But at the last minute, the
couple having married, De Soto re-
lented and allowed Tovar to sail with
the expedition as an ordinary soldier.
Also on hand that May day were
De Soto,'s niece Isabel, recently wed-
ded to Captain Carlos Enrfquez, and
the wife of Baltasar de Gallegos, chief
magistrate (law officer) of the expedi-
Like these women, Isabel had
mixed feelings as she watched the sails
recede in the distance. She was.excited
at being a part of the glamorous enter-
prise. She took great pride in her man
and his abilities. But she feared for his
safety. In short, she had the same emo-
.tions that women have experienced
from time immemorial when their men
have left them in time of war and tur-
Two months later the women re-
joiced when a supply ship returned for
more provisions. Messages from
Hernando and the other husbands reas-
sured them. The landing at a huge bay
known as Baya Honda (now called
Tampa Bay) had been successful. The
expedition was now proceeding north-
ward. Isabel was to send ships from
time to time to Tampa Bay for further
But several years would pass before
the Florida expedition was heard of
again. Many times Isabel sent ships to
look for her husband. It would not be
until 1543 that she would learn what
happened to him and his followers.
Next: Sad news for
Isabel De Soto
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I YOUR OPINION
Chivalry is not dead
The other morning I went to the Holmes Beach
Post Office to purchase new stamps. I had just attended
mass where the homily that was given was about see-
ing the face of Christ in the people we would meet that
day and/or being the face of Christ to someone else.
As I stood at the counter I decided to purchase
more stamps and the total was $7.11. I fumbled in my
bag and could not find my small change purse. I started
to panic (could have written a check, but didn't even
think of it) and the line behind me was growing when
all of a sudden $8 appeared on the counter.
I turned to face a young (quite handsome) gentle-
man who showed the compassion and caring of the
Lord when he said, "Allow me." I protested and said
I'd come back later, but he insisted on paying my bill
and said I should just "pass it on and maybe be able to
help someone else out someday." By then I had my
wits about me and wanted to write him a check, he
smiled and said no and wished me a good day.
Of course when I arrived home and completely
emptied my bag the change purse (with $57) was down
at the bottom.
I thank the gentleman for his kindness, promise to
"pass a kindness on," and will keep him in my prayers.
Cele Van Winkle, Holmes Beach
Official appreciated in
The following letter was sent to the city clerk of
Anna Maria and shared with us by the writer:
I would appreciate your placing before your com-
mission my admiration for the impressive dedication to
public service demonstrated by Commissioner George
McKay when I sought his help with storm damage near
The high winds of the Jan. 23 storm sent a large
palm tree on the Magnolia Avenue right of way crash-
ing down on the sidewalk at the side of my house. I was
concerned about the possibility of people being injured
trying to get around this tree and the liabilities the city
might face as a result.
So I called city hall, but as it was Sunday all I got
was an answering machine. I then tried public works,
same thing, and attempts to raise the police were
equally frustrating. So I began to work my way through
the list of council members, but still was unable to con-
Until I got Mr. McKay. He understood the problem
and the liability problems it posed. Before I knew, he
was at my house with his own pickup truck. He hooked
a heavy chain to the tree and dragged it away to city
yards. All with the utmost efficiency and politeness.
Frankly, I was amazed that an elected member
took such a hands-on approach to his job. He not
only relieved me of a serious problem but saved the
city of possible legal problems. I would like to com-
mend his action-oriented approach to his job and his
concern for the welfare of the city and its citizens. I
would hope that the mayor and council members
would share my high regard for Mr. McKay's dedi-
cation and directness.
At the same time, I would like to respectfully rec-
ommend a well publicized hot line be installed at city
hall that would see such after-hours emergencies dealt
with by city staff. I was lucky to reach Mr. McKay, but
I am sure that other residents, some of them elderly,
have just given up in frustration trying to find someone
to deal with a problem.
Edith and Don Ruggles, Anna Maria
My heartfelt thanks
I recently had a heart attack and am in the process
of recovery. I have been overwhelmed by the generos-
ity and thoughtfulness of those who sent cards, flow-
ers and gifts. I would like to thank them and all the
other people who took time to make a phone call to
check on my progress, as well as those people who
helped keep the shop running in my absence.
I would like to let my Lor-Ell's hair salon custom-
ers know that I appreciate your patience while I was
away and look forward to seeing you in the future.
Loretta Yearwood, Anna Maria
How's the weather?
I have often wondered how the weather was on a
certain day, sunny or clear or partly cloudy, or rain or
snow, windy and clouds, etc.
I appreciate the Temps & Drops on AMI, but I
know it is not always sunny and beach-chair weather
as indicated. So could you consider for us "northern
folks" the one little column such as: Sunny = S, partly
cloudy = PC, cloudy = C, Windy = W-N/S/E/W-MPH
(example: W = W/S.E/10).
This would encourage more "snowbirds" to mi-
grate to Anna Maria Island, even for a week or two or
month or two, maybe even for life. "Snowbirds" mean
money, I have been told by many Island merchants in
I enjoy The Islander Bystander and read it each
week from front to back. The "Streetlife" column
makes me wonder how safe it is to come to your island
sometimes, but I figure you shouldn't leave a valuable
camera or purse in the car where "low life" can see.
I hope to visit your island soon if not this year.
William Richison, Pontiac, Ill.
(Editor's Note: Maybe it makes sense. Maybe we
Islanders take our weather for granted and let others
miss our boat. Does the suggestion ring a bell with you,
Pick up behind your dog
People have got to stop walking their dogs without
carrying a plastic bag and picking up the feces.
Some have no regard whatsoever and let their ani-
mals loose to defecate on someone else's property or
sidewalk. We cannot be away too long, otherwise these
same people will take advantage of this situation. We
are tired of cleaning up somebody else's mess. Warn-
ing signs mean nothing.
Why can't some of these people who let their dogs
loose and/or do not carry plastic bags be given heavy
fines? I understand that this is already in effect in
Bradenton Beach, why not for the rest of the Island?
I have even put plastic bags in several places on my
street with a note saying "In case you forgot." Let us
all become good law-abiding citizens.
Paul N. Heins, Holmes Beach
Just when you think that the architecture on this
Island could not possibly be any more tragic, the new
Holmes Beach City Hall was built.
Caroline Herman, Holmes Beach
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Arpke to cook-off in Italy _
By Jim Hanson
Well, he wowed 'em in New York City, now he's
headed for more of the same in Italy.
A premier Longboat Key chef, Raymond Arpke, won
the national rice recipe title and the right to represent the
U.S. at the international rice-cooking finals in April.
The contest was the Italian Culinary Institute for For-
eigners international rice-recipe competition. Arpke com-
peted against five other U.S. finalists in a cook-off at New
York's San Domenico restaurant. They earlier survived
competition with 200 chefs around the country.
Arpke developed the winning recipe for "Wine
Braised Duck with Dirty Risotto and Olives" at
Eupehmia Haye restaurant, 5540 Gulf of Mexico
Drive, where he is chef/owner. It won on the basis of
originality, eye appeal and flavor.
Next he will compete against winning chefs from
seven other countries at the rice institute's headquar-
ters in Castigliole d'Asti, during an international wine
festival there. First prize will be an eight-day tour of
Italy, second a six-day tour and third a four-day tour.
"It's just a lot of fun," he said from his restaurant on
-the key, "in addition to being a serious honor." No money
prizes are involved, he noted, though the institute pays
expenses for his trip. His wife D'Arcy will accompany
him. She is financial officer at Euphemia Haye.
They met while he was cooking at the Colony Beach
and Tennis Resort's restaurant on Longboat, his first job
in Florida. He came from Sheboygan, Wis., where he
grew up, and Milwaukee, where he went to chef school.
A classmate was Harry Christensen, who owns Harry's
Continental Kitchens just up the key from Euphemia.
After the Colony Arpke was chef at Cafe L' Eu-
rope on St. Armand's Circle for five years. By 1980 the
Arpkes were ready for a place of their own and bought
a 28-seat restaurant named Euphemia Haye. They since
have expanded it to a total of 140 seats.
They have lived since 1975 in Longbeach Village at
the north end of the key and raised their two children there.
Arpke and Christensen, though intense rivals in the
upscale restaurant business, remain good friends and
see each other often except during the season, when
their parting words always are "See you in May."
Richard and Ruth Foehrkolb celebrated their
50th anniversary Saturday, Feb. 2. After
raising four children in Baltimore, Md., they
retired to Holmes Beach in 1980.
Animal lovers bark at proposed county ordinance
By Pat Copeland
After a huge public outcry last week, Manatee
County Commissioners squelched a recommendation
to fine owners whose pets are loose in their own yards.
County commissioners and members of its animal
control advisory board agreed it's not the government's
job to regulate animals on private property. However,
the board is considering several other changes to the
county's animal-control ordinance.
Since all three Island cities have adopted the county's
animal-control ordinance, Islanders should keep abreast of
changes in the ordinance, said Island officials.
Still in question is whether changes approved by
the county commission will automatically go into ef-
fect on the Island, or whether the Island cities will have
to readopt the ordinance if it is amended.
County Attorney Pat McVoy said that depends on
how the ordinance was originally adopted by the cities
and is best answered by the cities' attorneys. But she
did note that county officials would most likely favor
having a uniform county-wide ordinance.
Other proposals the animal-control advisory board
plans to consider are increasing fines for:
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A retrospective show and sale of the works of award-
winning Island artist Fran Miller will be conducted
through March 6 by the Artists Guild of Anna Maria Is-
land at its gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Proceeds will go toward Miller's medical bills and for
the nursing home in Bradenton where she is living. She
had lived on the Island and painted here since 1974.
Her works are watercolors in the delicate Chinese
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Earn food with small
The Anna Maria Island Community Center is look-
ing for a few volunteers to take advantage of nutritious,
affordable monthly food distributions for a short com-
mitment the fourth Saturday of each month.
The Center is now in its fourth year as the local
host site for SHARE Tampa Bay. Founded in Cali-
fornia in 1983, the Self-Help and Resource Ex-
change is based on the premise of meeting the need
for affordable food through a self-help approach.
World SHARE exists in 26 areas of the U.S. and in
Mexico and Guatemala.
Local SHARE participants receive a monthly
box totaling 25 to 30 pounds of food including
meats, fresh produce and other items with a retail
value of about $30 in exchange for $14 cash and
a documented volunteer-service commitment of two
hours per month.
Food is distributed the fourth Saturday of the
month and the Center is looking for persons to drive to
Sarasota early that morning to pick up the food for al-
locationback at the Center to SHARE purchasers. The
driving effort will cover the necessary monthly volun-
To volunteer for this much-needed position or for
more information about SHARE, call Diana Robinson
at the Center, 778-1908.
Garden club's dinner
The Island Garden Club will have a dinner meeting
at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at the Episcopal Church
of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
"Bromeliads in the Rain Forest and in Your Gar-
den" will be discussed by Wally Berg, bromeliad spe-
cialist at Maria Selby Botannical Gardens.
The meeting is open to anyone interested in brome-
liads or gardening in general, said social chairman Art
Koelsch. Reservations may be made at 778-4432.
Yoga, meditation offered
Yoga and meditation classes will start Monday,
Feb. 22, at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312
Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. The six-week evening
courses will be taught by Harmony Feldman for $50
and $75, the latter to include meditation.
Information may be obtained at 921-0074.
Low-vision group meets
The visionaires, Anna Maria Island low-vision group,
will meet Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 1:30 p.m. at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Nancy Billings will discuss "Living Wills" at the
meeting. Transportation may be arranged at 778-5001.
the gallery. She won many awards, said the director,
including first prize in the first annual Fine Arts and
Crafts Festival on the Island in 1989. She was invited
to exhibit at the Sumi-e Society of America in Wash-
ington, D.C., in 1990.
More than 80 of her paintings, suitably framed,
will be exhibited at the gallery, priced below original
value, said Von Averkamp. Information may be ob-
tained at 778-6694.
Tutors wanted in
The TLC "Time for Learning Creatively" after-
school program at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center is looking for caring adults who would like to
help elementary school students improve their reading,
writing and arithmetic skills.
TLC serves a daily average of 50 to 60 children in
kindergarten through fifth grade from 3 to 6 p.m. on
school days. Tutoring assistance is needed for an hour
or more Monday through Thursday at the time, day or
days of the volunteer's choice.
Those interested in making a difference in the life
of an Island child are asked to contact Diana Robinson
at the Center, 778-1908.
Seminar on intangible tax
at library Tuesday
A seminar on the preparation of forms for the
Florida tax on intangibles will be sponsored by the Is-
land Branch Library at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, at
the library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Robert Norring of the Florida Department of Rev-
enue will conduct the session in the Walker-Swift
meeting room. Registration is not required, with seat-
-ing on a first come, first served basis. Details are avail-
able at 778-6341.
Through February, watercolors by artists Kim
Attwooll and Delores Engler are on display at the library.
Chamber card exchange
An exchange of business cards will be sponsored
by the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce from
5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, at the Mike Norman
Realty office, 3101 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Infor-
mation may be obtained at 778-1541.
'Jewish Future' discussed
Rabbi Joseph Tabachnik will speak on "The Jewish
Future Continuity and Discontinuity" at 10 a.m. Sun-
day, Feb. 21, at Temple Beth El, 2209 75th St. W.,
Rabbi Tabachnik is rabbi emeritus of West Suburban
Temple Har Zion in River Forest, Ill., and has lectured in
Moscow and Peking. Details available at 792-0870.
to start term
The Education Center at 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive,
Longboat Key, it registering participants for its third term,
which begins March 8 and runs for six weeks.
Along with continuing oil, watercolor, tai chi,
yoga, drawing, books and bridge, new courses are of-
fered in languages, clothing, women's creativity, mu-
sic and others. Details may be obtained at 383-8811.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 FEBRUARY 17, 1999 0 PAGE 11 IjI
Two art workshops on
The Longboat Key Center for the Arts is offering
workshops on "Outdoor Painting" and "Pottery Throw-
ing Techniques" this week and next at the center, 6860
Longboat Drive S. in Longbeach Village.
Ken Snyder will teach the painting course from 10
a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 19 and 20.
Bob Ayer will teach the pottery course from 9 a.m. to
3 p.m. the following Friday and Saturday, Feb. 26 and
27. Information may be obtained at 383-2345.
New century topic of
"Toward Y2K With the HBCA" will be the topic
of a roundtable discussion when the Holmes Beach
Civic Association meets at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb.
20, in the Walker Swift room of the Island Branch Li-
brary, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Association secretary Joy Courtney said the group
anticipates discussion by members others on topics
"affecting the association and its purpose as we move
toward the new century." Details are available at 778-
Free health screening set
Free health screening is scheduled from 10 a.m. to
2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, at a Health Fair sponsored
by the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce.
It will be at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S.
Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Participating will be Ear,
Nose and Throat Associates, American Cancer Society,
Dr. Diane Michaels, Here's to Your Health, Home
Companion, Cortez Podiatry, Professional Medical
Center, Linda Reilly and Blake Medical Center. Details
are available at 778-1541.
Deep Sky Observers group will help the Bishop
Planetarium celebrate Astronomy Day Saturday, Feb.
20. No admission will be charged for the following
program at the planetarium, 201 10th St. W.,
10 a.m., display of observation aids for amateur
astronomers, and solar observing through the Cohen-
Sabin 8-inch telescope.
7 p.m., star show "More than Meets the Eye."
After sunset, observation of the moon, Jupiter,
Saturn and Venus through medium- to large-aperture
telescopes, from the rooftop observatory and the
planetarium's front lawn.
Bus changes will be
discussed Feb. 18
Proposed changes in the bus routes and sched-
ules will bediscussed at a public workshop at 5:30
p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, in room 502 of the Mana-
tee County Administration Building, 1112 Mana-
tee Ave. W., Bradenton.
Included in the anticipated changes are
discontinuation of the Longboat Key leg of the
barrier islands route. This would loosen the sched-
ule enough to double bus frequency on Anna
Officials of Manatee County Area Transit said
the move is indicated because an average of only
two riders use the Longboat bus per trip, not
nearly enough to justify it.
Other significant changes to the MCAT ser-
vices will be taken up at the workshop as well. A
large map detailing the route proposal is on dis-
play at the MCAT facility at 1108 26th St. W.,
Bradenton. Further information may be obtained
New pastor at
Dr. William E. "Billy" Daws will be at the altar
Sunday, Feb. 21, for his first service as pastor of the
Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria
Dr. Daws comes here from Floyd Springs Baptist
Church in Armuchee, Ga. He is 50 years of age and he
and his wife Sheilah have four children, said Steve
McCook, member of the search committee that found
the new pastor for the church.
Pastor Daws received a bachelor's degree in reli-
gion from Mercer University, Atlanta; master's of di-
vinity from Southwestern Seminary, Fort Worth,
Texas; and doctor of ministry from Luther Rice Semi-
The eldest of the Daws children is attending Geor-
gia Tech, another is considering Manatee Community
College, the others will continue to be home-educated
by their mother, said McCook. They plan to live in
Dr. Daws succeeds Rev. James Metts, who left the
pastorate in 1997. Several interim pastors have filled in
during the hiatus.
"Laser Swing," a new matinee light show to big
band rhythm, will be shown at 2:30 p.m. daily through
April at the Bishop Planetarium, 201 10th St. W..
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What's old is new again
I had to dust off the Stir-it-up header this week for
Taking a page from former employer Sean
business, Beach Bistro ex-manager Greer Kunkle
opened what he calls a "landmark" location on Palma
Sola Causeway this week, newly named The Reef Res-
taurant and Marina Bar.
What was once a very popular dining establish-
ment and even more popular lounge, known as the
High Seas, opened quietly on Monday, Feb. 15.
It was only quiet in the sense there were no airplane
banners or full page ads heralding the affair. Word of
mouth and a long list of investors and friends fueled the
list of patrons opening night.
There were even people in our office asking if the
Reef was open yet, wanting a phone number for reser-
vations on Monday.
Kunkle can look for some certain success in the
measure of anticipation from area diners. He turned
more than 100 diners away on Friday and Saturday -
The High Seas was the dream of some local
entrepreneurs, also owners of the Stumble Inn in
Holmes Beach, a notorious rock club with loud bands
and rowdy patrons. The much-fancier High Seas (they
insisted even on no fried foods and no fryer in the
kitchen), was constructed to take advantage of the
Palma Sola waterway views, and opened in 1978.
It was a popular spot, a busy bar with top entertain-
ment (mostly Dan Mobley) and a killer mud pie. It
started on a downhill slide in 1986 when the Internal
Revenue Service stepped in and charges of drug smug-
gling were filed against the owners.
SA series of operators failed to make a success of the
location, failing miserably in their attempts to satisfy
customers with quality food. One owner put huge ro-
tisserie chicken ovens in the entryway while another
successor painted everything gaudy green and orange
and attempted Hooters-style service, complete with
bimbos with big hair in short-shorts.
For a location that screams, "serve seafood," the
next owner, and Kunkle's landlord, came from Con-
necticut to make the grave error of doing things the
northern way going so far as to put cod fish on the
Yes, that failed too. But he did spruce up the place,
adding a bar downstairs in lieu of spending money for
an elevator and sprinkler system to open the upstairs
lounge. The place has been closed up tight since Down
the Hatch moved back north two season ago.
Enter Kunkle, disgruntled possibly over his firing
following the opening of Murphy's second location,
Bistro at Island's End. Perhaps following Murphy's
formula at Island's End, Kunkle didn't waste time gath-
ering enough investors for seed money.
Knowing where Kunkle's been (could he have had
a better mentor?), we can surely count on a great din-
ing experience and wow, what a menu he's com-
A lunch/deck menu is "from the lighter side of the
Reef," with a dinner menu from the "finer side." Both
include some very tempting and innovative fare.
Chilled oysters "Cristal" is enticing, with sour
A large aquarium at the new
keef Restaurant and Marina
Bar on the Palma Sola Cause-
way features a replica coral
n reef The menu features fresh
seafood and the deck will have
live entertainment on weekends.
cream, horseradish caviar and Stolichnaya. But so is a
tower of calamari over a seared risoto cake, drizzled
with tobico chili oil.
Or, how about a quesadilla "stuffed to the gills"
with lobster, langostinos, shrimp, tomato, vidalia on-
ion and finished with monterey jack and cheddar
cheeses. The menu says it's enough to share.
There's an assortment of traditional-style salads
and then there's Key West Pasta Salad with Gulf
shrimp, avocado and penne pasta tossed with dill-yo-
gurt dressing. Most alluring to my fellow weight
watchers is an assorted tropical fruit salad layered with
crunchy grahola and blood-orange yogurt.
For hearty appetities, there's a fish-of-the-day
sandwich, a "Philly as close to original as you can get,"
a half-pound burger and a Reef club sandwich.
For dinner, Kunkle includes many of the lunch
features as appetizers and salads but adds more flair -
like fresh sea scallops seared tableside, then tossed in
flaming Mandarin-bacon vinaigrette and served over a
bed of spinach.
Dinner entrees include a filet mignon crusted in
herbs and dijon, finished with a cabernet demi-glace.
His crab cakes are served over a "tongue-tinglin"'
watercress remoulade, and there's pan-seared snapper,
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End, Anna Maria. Twins Bill and George O'Connor are set for their birthday on March 4, 5 to 8 p.m., so grab
your party hats for the celebration.
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peppered chicken a la penne and seafood Lorenzo with
shrimp, scallops and langostinos sauteed with white
wine, plum tomatoes, seasoned fresh garlic and crushed
red pepper over angel hair pasta.
Desserts include key lime pie, bananas foster, cher-
ries jubilee and Delaney's delight, fresh kiwi and rasp-
berries layered with zabaglione and chocolate.
Are you hungry yet?
I'm no visionary, but I see the Island dining reper-
toire expanding, remarkably "over the bridge."
Murphy's hat trick
Meanwhile, back on the Island, Murphy's Beach
Bistro maintained momentum and earned its third cov-
eted Golden Spoon award from Florida Trend maga-
He's so thrilled over the recognition, you're liable
to be'served with a "golden spoon" when dining at the
cozy surfside digs.
Other local spoon winners included Euphemia
Haye, Longboat Key, and Michael's East in Sarasota.
Murphy's "other" place, Beach Bistro at Island's
End in Anna Maria, (formerly Eddie B's) has found its
niche on the north end with a great happy hour in the
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A new feature at Island's End will be Thursday
fundraisers in the bar during happy hour with "celeb-
rities" dishing out drinks and donating gratuities to
benefit the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
We're set for March 4, 5 to 8 p.m., with twins Billy
and George O'Connor their birthday. According to
Bill it's their 49th but, again? They're inviting ev-
eryone they know to celebrate the big event.
Then we've penciled in Duffy's Tavern proprietors
Pat Geyer and daughter Peg for March 11 but the date
is unconfirmed because the elder mistress of cold beer,
a.k.a. Holmes Beach commissioner, was down with the
flu this week. If not the Geyers, then maybe Tom
Selleck will be in town.
Then we'll be looking for a date for Snooks Adams
and Chuck Lester, Pierrette and Paul Kelly and
TurtleWatcher Suzi Fox with Cortezian Karen Bell.
Any more volunteers? We heard Stephen King was
on Longboat Key for a few more weeks and was seen
dining at Harry's Continental Kitchens. Maybe he'd
tend bar with owner/chef Harry Christensen. Or maybe
Harry would tend bar with fellow Wisconsonite Ray
Arpke, of rice-cooking fame and chef/owner of
Well, call me at 778-7978. I'm heading up the
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bassy where she will be in office management. It's
a new world, exciting and a bit scary.
She took the long way around to get back to
Anna Maria, and only stayed lamentably briefly
when she got here.
Growing up in New York state, she started com-
ing here at age 4 with her grandparents. They had
been coming here since 1947, a couple of decades
before Wheeler was born. They always stayed at the
Blue Waters Beach Club in Holmes Beach, and she
remembers it with great fondness.
After graduating from at Salve Regina (Save the
Queen) College in Newport, R.I., with a degree in
accounting and finance, she worked in finance at
Boston's Northeastern University and then with an
advertising agency in Hilton Head, S.C.
Florida was a magnet, and she kept heading
south until she landed in Palm Beach Gardens, do-
ing marketing for Shoney's Restaurants. Finally she
made it back here, living in a Holmes Beach apart-
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Born in Rankin, Pa., Mr. Lesko came to Mana-
tee County from North Versailles, Pa., in 1997. He
was a supervisor for U.S. Steel Corporation. He was
through the Internet, she said, and in April filled out
a "long, long" application with complete personal
history for a security check.
After tests and an interview in Arlington in Sep-
tember, she was offered a job at the fairly high FP08
rating, pending security clearance. That finally came
in mid-January, along with orders to Arlington.
Where she goes from there is part of the thrill of
the unknown. The State Department let her list her
preferences and she chose Rome first and Southeast
Asia next. She has no illusions that she will start her
career in Rome.
But she knows where she'll end it Anna
Maria Island. "I'm going to retire here. It will be at
least 20 years, but I loved it before, I love it now, and
I'll love it then. This is the place."
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Funeral Mass was held Saturday at St. Bernard
Catholic Church. Kicliter Funeral Home, Palrhetto,
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He is survived by his wife, Phyllis W.; two
daughters, Lisa L. Cortazzo of Harrison City, Pa.,
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Island kids say no to drugs, violence
By Susan K. Kesselring
Ask almost any student at Anna Maria Elementary
School what D.A.R.E. stands for and they will recite -
Drug Aouse Resistance Education.
That's because Holmes Beach Police Officer Eric
Kuusela has driven the acronym home during his
weekly visits to their classrooms.
The program, designed to educate children to resist
drugs and violence, is a cooperative effort on the part
of school, police and parents. It is implemented
throughout the United States and is locally funded by
the Holmes Beach Police Department.
Every other Friday, Kuusela is busy with students
in Pat Whitfield's fifth-grade class, but he makes
rounds to the other classes as well. All children are
given work books and assignments to complete.
It's obvious Kuusela is enthusiastic about this part
of his job. He animatedly speaks to the students in their
lingo, enlisting their attention with his military style of
teaching. He encourages them to participate and they
in turn share a great deal of knowledge about the world
Much of that knowledge stems from the power of
the media to influence, both positively and negatively,
and is part of the curriculum. He uses the example of
a public service announcement as a positive influence.
Kuusela asks the students to name a particular
brand of beer. With hands raised, they don't have any
trouble naming off more than a dozen brands. Kuusela
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He wants to know which movies the students have
seen lately that have violence in them and asks them
to name some without violence. The children have an
easier time coming up with brands of beer than nam-
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DARE, FROM PAGE 16
Kuusela doesn't pull any punches with the students.
He tells it to them straight. He knows that when they leave
the classroom, they'll be able to get drugs if they want it.
"It's out there," he said, "but my job is to tell you guys you
shouldn't want it. It will mess your life up."
Kuusela says the program is designed for different
levels of learning. Smaller children are taught safety
issues and learn what street signs mean and are taught
to stay away from "Stranger Danger."
He said he wants to teach the students that it's OK
to make the right decision.
Upon completing the course, students receive a
certificate of completion and a D.A.R.E. T-shirt.
The program also has its own mascot. It's a Harley
Davidson motorcycle and is donated through a grant
from the company to the police department for $12 a
year. It's used in parades and other school functions.
Made their parents proud
Anna Maria Elementary School students of the week, from left to right, front to back, are Kayla Jennis, Deric
Hudson, Kyle Schultz, Rachel White, Felicia Rivera, Rachel Sawmiller, Clay Barlow, Max Marnie, Kevin
Greunke, Zack Westerman, Cory Stewart, Kevin Callahan, Justin DiMiacli and Jordan Kendall. Islander
Photo: Susan K. Kesselring
Students need new jungle-gyms
The Parent-Teacher Organization is developing a
different strategy to raise additional funds for the pur-
chase of playground equipment.
Joyce Karp, co-president of Anna Maria Elemen-
tary School PTO, is starting a donation drive. Some
money has been raised through candy and book sales,
but Karp said an urgency now exists to raise additional
funds because inspectors recently came out to examine
the equipment and said portions of it are unsafe.
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attend a meeting at the school at 8:30 Monday, Feb. 22.
Donations will be recognized with the person's or
business name on a plaque, which will be placed on the
new playground. For more information, contact Joyce
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Feb. 6, trespass, 100 block of Spring Lane. The com-
plainant reported he heard a noise and observed the sub-
ject standing in his living room. The subject stated his
name and left the residence. The complainant said the
subject appeared intoxicated. There was no forced entry
and no property was removed. The deputy investigated
and learned that the subject used to live there and had just
Feb. 6, DWLS with knowledge, 8500 block of Gulf
Drive. The deputy observed the subject driving a vehicle
with the tag not illuminated, ran a check and found the
subject's tag was expired. He stopped the subject and
learned the subject's driver's license was suspended. The
subject was placed in custody and issued two citations.
SFeb. 10, domestic, 500 block of Spring. Two sub-
jects had a verbal argument but there was no violence,
said the report.
Feb. 2, warrant, 100 block of Sixth Street South. The
officer responded in reference to a domestic dispute and
learned that one subject had a warrant for violation of
parole for petty theft from Pasco County. He confirmed
the warrant and placed the subject in custody.
Feb. 8, possession of marijuana, Gulf of Mexico
Drive and North Shore Drive, Longboat Key. The of-
ficer stopped driver Christopher Parcels, 19, of
Longboat Key, for improper/unsafe equipment. He said
he asked for permission to search the vehicle due to a
strong smell of alcohol coming from Parcels and found
a bag of marijuana between the front seats. He issued
a summons for the marijuana and a verbal warning for
the equipment violation.
Feb. 9, DUI, 200 block of Gulf Drive North. The
officer said he observed David W. Dimond, 28, of
Bradenton, failing to maintain a single lane and cross-
ing the center line, then cutting back across the lane and
touching the white line. He said he activated his lights
but Dimond traveled across the Cortez Bridge, continu-
ing to swerve, and stopped at 129th Street in Cortez.
The officer administered field performance tests and
placed Dimond in custody.
Feb. 9, criminal mischief, disturbance, 200 Gulf
Drive North, Beach House restaurant. The officer re-
ported the suspect smashed the victim's vehicle win-
dow with a baseball bat. He issued a capias request for
the suspect. Damages were $300.
Feb. 9, DWLS with knowledge, 2500 block of Av-
enue B. The officer received information from the
Longboat Key Police Department about a subject who had
a suspended driver's license. The officer observed the
subject driving, conducted a traffic stop and placed the
subject in custody.
Feb. 9, domestic disturbance, 300 block of Bay
Drive North. The officer responded to a report of a loud
verbal disturbance and found two subjects arguing over a
traffic citation one had received. There was no physical
Feb. 10, DUI, 2700 block of Gulf Drive. The of-
ficer said he observed Brandon J. Kelly, 25, of Holmes
Beach, weaving in his vehicle and touching both the
white and yellow lines. He stopped Kelly, administered
field performance tests and placed Kelly in custody.
Feb. 5, warrant arrest, 7800 block of Palm Drive.
Feb. 5, assist Florida Highway Patrol with an
accident on the Anna Maria Island Bridge.
Feb. 5, suspicious, 536 67th St. The complainant
reported a 15 foot by 20 foot section of her lawn was
burned by an unknown person. A neighbor had extin-
guished the fire.
Feb. 5, Marchman Act, Manatee Avenue and East
Bay Drive. The complainant reported an intoxicated
subject passed out in a vehicle. The officer woke the
subject, who was not responsive, and summoned EMS.
EMS transported the subject to the hospital under the
Feb. 6, assistance, Watson's Bayou. The marine
patrol officer removed a five-foot section of marker
that was obstructing a waterway.
Feb. 6, suspicious gas drive-off of $10.67,
3015 Gulf Drive, Citgo.
Feb. 6, warrant arrest, 3000 block of Avenue E.
Feb. 7, noise, 4100 block of Gulf Drive. The of-
ficer responding to a noise complaint observed the sub-
ject lying on the living room floor. He knocked on the
door and had dispatch call but the subject did not wake
up. He entered the residence through an unlocked door
to check the subject and turn down the music.
Feb. 7, disturbance, 5353 Gulf Drive, Time Saver
convenience store. The complainant reported the sub-
ject followed him out of the store and hit him in the
back because he had quit his job there. The subject
gave a different version of the story. The officer ad-
vised the pair to think about their actions, settle their
differences in a peaceful fashion and apologize.
Feb. 8, assistance, 100 block of Seaside Court.
The officer on marine patrol observed a sunken vessel
and the subject reported that her neighbor gave it to her
after it sank and then moved away. The officer noted
that the vessel was not salvageable and the subject gave
him the tag and title. He towed the vessel to the 63rd
Street boat ramp for disposal by public works.
Feb. 8, 5600 block of Guava. The complainant
reported the subject's dogs were barking and defecat-
ing on the right of way and her son was playing basket-
ball in the driveway creating noise. The officer advised
the subject to clean up after her dog and keep the dog
inside when she is absent. He noted that the son was not
violating any city ordinance.
Feb. 10, fraud, 500 block of 75th Street. The vic-
tim reported she hired the suspect to install an auto-
matic pool cleaner, a new filter and replace tile. She
said after she paid the bill of $179, the suspect said she
must replace her one-horsepower motor with a two-
horsepower motor to operate the cleaner. She said she
paid him $249 for that work.
The victim said when she discovered the cleaner
didn't work, she attempted to talk to the suspect and he
became abusive. She said she called another pool ser-
vice and was told the pool cleaner was used, the mo-
tor was the original motor and the old filter was re-
moved but a new filter was not installed. The victim
signed an affidavit.
Feb. 10, disturbance, 5000 block of Gulf Drive.
Two subjects were arguing over repair work to a ve-
hicle. The mother of one subject and the officer helped
them come to an agreement, said the report.
Feb. 11, suspicious, 3700 block of Gulf Drive.
The victim reported an unknown person shot her resi-
dence with paint balls. The paint washed off and there
was no damage, said the report.
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By Kevin P. Cassidy
Basketball season closes
The Anna Maria Island Community Center's
basketball season came to an official end with the
awards ceremonies and All-star games on Monday
night, Feb. 8. Trophies were awarded to the season
Champions in 8- to 10-year-old Division II, 11- to
13-year-old Division I and the 14- to 16-year-old
After Florida Yacht Connection Lakers, Anna
Maria Glass & Screen Suns and PAL #1 received
their hardware for taking top honors in the three re-
spective age divisions, trophies were handed out to
players with the best individual seasons in three cat-
egories most-valuable defensive player, the
David J. Howland Sportsmanship award and the
most valuable player for the 1998-99 season.
Coaches from the league voted for four players
in each category with first being awarded four
points, second three points and so on. The points
were then totaled to come up with the winners.
Division II Defensive MVP was Beach House
Suns' guard Sam Lott, while the voting for the pres-
tigious David J. Howland Sportsmanship Award
produced a tie and two trophies were awarded. Matt
McDonough of the Sign of the Mermaid Knicks and
Brian DeBellevue of the Tree of Life Celtics were
the worthy recipients.
Voting for MVP of Division II also produced a
tie, with Florida Yacht Connection Lakers' guard
Joey Mattay and the Suns' Sam Lott each receiving
a nice trophy for their mantel.
Division I Defensive MVP was won by Jessie's
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Anderson, Tyler Fitzgerald, Jordan Pritchard, Brad Bryant, Nick Sato, David Bryant, Connor Bystrom, Joel
Mitchell, Chad Richardson, Zach Geerhaerts, Spencer Carper, Chris Klotz, Tanner and Shane Pelkey, Nathan
Landerholm and coaches Brad Liske and Danny Mitchell
the David J. Howland Sportsmanship Award. MVP
for the Division I season went to Anna Maria Glass
& Screen Suns' guard Tyler Krauss.
Premier league's Defensive MVP went to Papa
John's forward Taylor Bernard. Nick Schweitzer of
Anna Maria Oyster Bar was recognized as the win-
ner of the David J. Howland Sportsmanship Award
while MVP for the 1998-99 basketball season went
to Papa John's Pizza guard Seth Shipman.
Congratulations to all of the individual and team
award winners. I'd also like to thank and congratu-
late all of the coaches, sponsors and parents who
somehow find the time to make this basketball sea-
son a success. Last but certainly not least. I would
like to thank Center staffer Jason McMahon for all
his help obtaining copies of scorebooks so I could
write up boxscores.
With Little League just around the corner,
there's no rest for the weary. I'm sure we'll be see-
ing a lot of the same names and faces out there giv-
ing freely of their time to ensure that Island kids
enjoy a successful baseball season.
Speaking of baseball, I got a call from longtime
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He wanted to let me know that two Islanders -
Manatee High School sophmores Taylor Bernard
and P.J. Sutphin made the junior varsity baseball
team. It looks like Bernard has the inside track as the
starting shortstop, while Sutphin will play some
third base and pitch.
VanOstenbridge went on to say that nine of 12
players who played for him and brother John's Babe
Ruth team made their respective high school base-
ball squads. I think this shows the quality of coach-
ing that the VanOstenbridge brothers offer.
Other news that Scott shared was that three Is-
landers Mark Rudacille, Jason Loomis and Joey
Mousseau all got drafted in the competitive 14-
to 15-year-old Babe Ruth league. Players that don't
get drafted play in a noncompetitive league.
In the 13-year-old competitive league there are
several Islanders playing and coaching baseball. Joe
Roberts, Bob Gibbons and Gary Krauss are coach-
ing a team together and have several familiar names
on their team. Brandon Roberts, Tyler Krauss,
Bobby Gibbons, Bobby Cooper, Hunter Green and
B.J. Keim all made the team.
Bill Malfese, Elmo Torres and Don Faasse are
also coaching a team and have notable Islanders
Billy Malfese, Mario Torres, Brian Faasse ;and
Robby Dial on their roster for this season.
Congratulations to these players and their fami-
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takes Cup second
Island Football Club's under-10 soccer team
went into this season knowing they were going to
take their knocks since they were stepping up to a
higher, more competitive division. In addition to that
fact, they were also playing up in a higher age divi-
sion due to there not being a Division II under-9
league, so it was expected that they were not going
to enjoy the kind of success they had last year in
Beach Bistro/Islander Bystander struggled early
in the season on the way to a 4-7-1 record in which
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they constantly played against bigger and older kids,
but they never held their heads low. They showed
marked improvement every game and continued to
work hard in practices to improve as a team.
That improvement was evident during the sea-
son-ending West Coast Cup, as the Islanders ad-
vanced through pool play to the finals only 'o lose
the championship game to Westside United's
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After winning their first two games of the tour-
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Braden River, the locals played the Tornados last
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the finals the following day.
In an exciting game on a cold windy day, Beach
Bistro/Islander Bystander gave the Tornados all they
wanted, but came up on the short end of a 2-0 loss.
The Tornados took a 1-0 lead in the first half on
a goal by Ryan Arndt, who finished off a pass from
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IFC's Chris Klotz carries
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player gives chase.
Barrett iced the game in the second half with a
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The Islanders earned the right to a rematch be-
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Sunday's game was much more competitive, but
again the Islanders could not solve the Tornado de-
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like they were in position to score, a Tornado would
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On the offensive side of the ball, the Tornados
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actually could have scored more goals had it not
been for the stellar play of IFC goalie David Bryant,
who made several outstanding saves in the game,
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Howland sportsmanship award winners Brian DeBellevue and Matt McDonough display their trophies.
SPORTS, FROM PAGE 21
and the rest of the IFC defense, consisting of Chris
Klotz, Jordan Pritchard, Nick Smith and Zazh
The Tornados took an early 1-0 lead on another
goal by Al Barrett which held until halftime. The Is-
landers missed out on a great chance to tie the game
early in the second half when Chad Richardson stole
the ball in the midfield and pushed forward with the
ball. Richardson spotted Donny Anderson on the left
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Anderson ran onto and one-timed, but his shot went
just wide of the goal.
The Tornados extended its lead when Barrett
again surfaced. He gained possession of the ball at
the top of the goalie box and alertly dropped the ball
back to a wide open Zach Williams, who unleashed
a rocket that IFC goalie Bryant could only admire as
it sailed into the upper right corner of the goal for a
The Tornados iced the game with a the third
goal. Trey Morrish got loose on the left'side and
dribbled in on Bryant in goal before ripping a shot
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The final 3-0 score doesn't show how competi-
tive the game was, as our local youngsters played
their hearts out but just couldn't make that final pass
that could have led to a goal.
Beach Bistro/Islander Bystander members were
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More soccer news
Islander Bystander/O'Hara's adult soccer team
gets its win-or-go-home cup season under way Sun-
day, Feb. 21, at 11 a.m. when they take on the St.
Pete Thunder at G.T. Bray in Bradenton.
Sunday's game is first-round play in the Divi-
sion Cup, which consists of all the teams that the
Islanders played during the regular season and the
other half of the division that they never played. The
games go on until a winner is decided, so the inten-
sity is higher with the added pressure.
The Islanders are also entered in the President's
Cup, a state-wide competition open to teams who
competed in Division I, II, III and IV in different
leagues from all over the state. President's Cup
games will get started in March.
IFC honors banquet scheduled
The Island Football Club will be hold its season-
ending banquet at Marina Bay restaurant on Tues-
day, Feb. 23, at 6:30 p.m. There will be a spaghetti
dinner complete with dessert and beverages. Tro-
phies will be handed out to all players thanks to the
generosity of the Anna Maria Island Privateers, who
for the second year in a row sponsored individual
trophies for all IFC youth players.
Trophies will also be awarded for most valuable
player, most improved player and a coaches' award
in each age group.
Cost for the dinner is $6 per person and is pay-
able at the Marina Bay the night of the banquet.
For more information, or to report sports news,
leave me a message at 756-9800, or call my new,
soon-to-be-permanent number 749-6113. You can
also e-mail me at IslandFC@AOL.com.
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8 to 11AM
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Donny Anderson carries the ball upfieldfor IFC with a Tornado player close
IFC's Zach Geerhaerts flies through the air to head the ball as Chris Klotz,
Jordan Pritchard and Connor Bystrom look on.
Play ball for Center at
The Anna Maria Island Community Center
invites adult volunteers to earn money for the
Center's year-round youth programs during the
month of March and simultaneously soak up the
atmosphere of America's national sport.
Needed are folks to man each of three conces-
sion stands at 17 Pittsburgh Pirates' home spring
training games at McKechnie Field in downtown
Bradenton. A percentage of sales goes to the Cen-
ter. Proceeds exceeded $4,000 last year thanks to
dozens of supporters who served at the stadium.
Six to eight volunteers are needed for each game
between the hours of 10:45 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Work
will involve light concession sales and no heavy lift-
ing will be required. Parking passes and free admis-
sion will'be provided. Individuals, couples, busi-
nesses and civic organizations are invited to pick a
date or dates on behalf of the 1,200 children and teens
served annually by Center programs.
Slots to be filled include games March 3-5, 7, 10-
12, 14, 16-18, 21-22, 26-27, 30 and 31. To sign up or
for more information, call the Center at 778-1908.
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Red tide's reactionary responses; little 'Nina'
A few years ago, when the Island was recover-
ing from 14 months of sometimes intense red tide in-
trusion, a community forum was held with business
and chamber of commerce representatives to receive
The meeting was sponsored by Solutions To
Avoid Red Tide, a group formed by Jim Patterson to
study and halt the ravages of the micro-organism
that kills fish and causes coughing and red eyes in
humans. Patterson, a retired U.S. Army general and
commissioner on Longboat Key, asked a fairly
simple-sounding question when he started the orga-
"If we can control mosquitoes and put a man on
the moon, why can't we stop redtide?"
Anyway, part of the community forum dealt
with media and its reaction to red tide. It wasn't one
of the more brutal media attacks I've ever seen, but
it wasn't pretty mostly because media represen-
tatives had done a terrific job of fumbling the red
Mostly due to ignorance of current red tide lev-
els, ignorance of the sketchy nature of red tide
blooms, and ignorance of the sensitiveness of the red
tide impact on businesses.
All too often, it was brought out then, newspa-
pers or television would report that red tide was rav-
aging the beaches on Anna Maria Island when in fact
the red tide outbreak was at its worse in, say, Siesta
Key, some 20 miles away.
Or there would be reports of dead fish "on the
beaches of Manatee County" when in fact the dead
fish had been cleaned up the day before and the
beaches were clear of carcasses.
Or my favorite there would be reports of
concentrations of red tide organisms "at levels of
100,000 cells per liter" without an explanation that
fish and humans don't really feel the impact of red
tide until the levels reach about 500,000 cpl. Oops.
So it was with some regret that I watched a tele-
vision anchor last week again and again talk about
red tide stretching from Venice to Longboat Key in
the Gulf of Mexico. He even went so far as to "warn
people planning to go to the beach to avoid Sarasota
because of red tide" without bothering to mention
that the low-to-moderate bloom was miles offshore,
had no impact on fish or people's noses and was only
noticeable to scientists conducting water samples.
Here's a couple things that you can do to assess,
or grade, news coverage on red tide.
First, look at the counts provided. Red tide is
found most of the time in small concentrations in the
waters of the bay and Gulf, and it would be accurate
to run headline after headline stating "Red tide found
in Gulf, bay" but it would sensationalize the truth.
A full-sized replica of the Nina, the ship that carried Christopher Columbus to and from America, arrived in
the Manatee River last week and was escorted to its dock in Palmetto by members of the Anna Maria Island
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Look for the numbers:
Very low levels, less than 10,000 cells per li-
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piratory irritation and possible fish kills.
Moderate levels, 100,000-1 million cpl. Respi-
ratory irritation and fish kills.
High levels, 1 million plus cpl. Respiratory ir-
ritation, fish kills and discolored water.
SSecond, remember that red tide blooms are very,
very patchy. I lived in an apartment right across from
the Gulf during the last bad outbreak, and discovered
that if I was coughing and sneezing at my place, a
walk just a mile or so down the beach and I'd be
fine. You may have to "shop" for a beach during red
tide outbreaks, but you don't have to halt your trip
to the beach.
Finally and I guess you could call this the
commercial in this column drop a check in the
mail to START. The money they're raising goes to
research to end red tide problems, not overhead, and
they're starting to make progress.
Japanese researchers have made some interest-
ing advances using a special kind of very fine clay
that when dusted over an area of algae seems to push
red tide to the bottom of the sea, away from human
noses. Simple technology, but effective so far.
START is at Post Office Box 8296, Longboat
Key, FL 34228.
'But it's so small!'
The word "cramped" isn't anywhere near big
enough to describe the "Nina," the historically cor-
rect replica of Christopher Columbus' caravel which
took him to and from the New World in 1492. The
replica was on display in Palmetto last week.
Although a little more than 93 feet long, the deck
space is only 66 feet long and 17 feet wide. On that
deck slept the entire crew of 27. with only Colum-
bus having a tiny cabin below.
The replica "Nina" was built in Brazil by John
Patrick Sarsfield in 1991 and has been cruising the
world ever since.
About all I can say about the boat is I'm glad I
viewed it at a dock. The idea of taking it across the
Atlantic Ocean or to the edge of the world, as.
some presumed Columbus did isn't something
this sailor would want to try.
Here's a couple bits of adult beverage trivia you
can use to amuse your drinking buddies on Friday
In English pubs. ale is ordered by pints and
quarts. So in old England, when customers got un-
ruly, the bartender would yell at them to mind their
own pints and quarts and settle down. It's where we
get the phrase "mind your P's and Q's."
Many years ago in England, pub frequenters had
a whistle baked into the rim or handle of their ce-
ramic cups. When they needed a refill, they used the
whistle to get some service. "Wet your whistle," is
the phrase inspired by this practice.
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Cold weather chills local fishing action
By Capt. Mike Heistand
It's a typical fish tale: just when things start to go well
with local fishing, a cold front comes along to stir every-
thing up and stall fishing action. Nonetheless, backwater
anglers are reeling in snook, redfish, trout and sheepshead.
Offshore grouper fishing remains excellent. Let's hope the
weekend front was the last one for the year.
Fishers at the Rod and Reel Pier report fishing has
been great, with lots of big catches of redfish and
Anglers at the Anna Maria City Pier are reeling
in a lot of sheepshead and snook with the return of good
Annie's Bait & Tackle said that Capt. Zack on the
Dee Jay II said he's still getting a mixed bag of fish,
with cobia being the feature of the week for his clients.
Redfish are also coming on strong.
Capt. Sam Kimball on the Legend said grouper
have been biting in about 55 feet of water offshore,
with both red and gag grouper up to 15 pounds ending
up in the cooler. The best bait for these bottom feed-
ers seems to be live pinfish or shiners, but Capt. Sam
says cut bait also works. He's also been putting his
charters onto mangrove, yellowtail and lane snapper,
with up to 20 fish being caught per trip.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair said he's
been catching redfish back in Terra Ceia Bay and a few
snook in Palma Sola Bay.
Lee at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said before
the cold front blew through there were good catches of
trout, redfish and snook on the seagrass flats. Sheeps-
head and flounder were being caught around the pilings
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at the nearby docks, and offshore action included good
catches of grouper in about 50 feet of water and cobia
near the beaches.
Capt. Rick Gross said snook season had just
started to get good when the front came through and
stirred things up. Before it got messy out there, some
of the linesiders were stretching to about 30 inches, he
said. Oh, well.
Dave Johnson at the Snead Island Crab House
said he's getting good reports of snook in the Manatee
River, with one boat catching more than 30 fish one
night. Other action includes silver trout, black drum
and redfish in Terra Ceia Bay.
At the South Skyway Fishing Pier, look to catch
mackerel, bluefish, snapper, jacks, flounder, small
grouper and shook.
Capt. Mark Bradow said he's still catching red-
fish up to 27 inches long, plus some sheepshead around
the docks and piers.
On my boat Magic we've been catching permit,
sheepshead, redfish and mangrove snapper, average
about 30 fish per trip.
Capt. Tom Chaya said cobia are moving along the
beaches. Other hot fish are mackerel, triggerfish and
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said white bait had
started to show up when the cold front chased them off,
but beside that problem fishing remains good, with
reports of snook, redfish and mangrove snapper near
the Skyway Bridge. Offshore grouper fishing remains
Good luck and good fishing.
Name the turtles
As a way to raise sea turtle aware-
ness, Mote Marine Laboratory is
hosting an essay contest to name the
newest additions to its Sea Turtle
Exhibit. The two female adult
loggerhead turtles came to Mote
from the University of North Caro-
lina. Two grand-prize winners, one
from 12 years old and under and one
from age 12 and over, will have
names bestowed on the sea turtles
and have their essays on permanent
display at Mote's exhibit. Essay
forms are available at Mote
S Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson
Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236. For
More information, call 388-4441, ext.
316. Deadline for entries is Feb. 20.
Blast from the past
Years ago, jewfish were a popular gamefish in
fishing circles, but were overfished to the point that
any harvest became prohibited. The fishery has
recovered, andjewfish are again being caught -
and released in Gulf waters near the Island, as
Rick Haggard, left, can attest. The fish tipped the
scales at more than 100 pounds and was caught
about 50 miles out in the Gulf while fishing with
Capt. Mike Heistand.
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Island property sales
5619 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, a ground-level
1,317 sfla 2bed/l&1/2bath/lcar home built in 1960
and recently remodeled, was sold 12/9/98, Seals to
de Marco & Godino, for $183,000; list $189,400.
635 Dundee, Holmes Beach, a ground-level,
canalfront 1,752 sfla 3bed/3bath/2car home built in
1966 on a 95x115 lot, was sold 12/8/98, Rodgers Trust
to Manns, for $240,000; lit $259.000.
115 Peppertree, an elevated 860 sfla home built in
1980 on a 50x106 lot; was sold 12/17/98, Smith to
Hoock, for $200,000.
117 Seventh St. N., Bradenton Beach, 26 Bay
View Terrace, a 594 sfla lbed/lbath condo built in
1973, was sold 12/17/98, Bagosy to Fitzgerald, for
212 Gladiolus, Anna Maria, a ground-level, 1,066
sfla 2bed/2bath/cp home built in 1967 on a 95x125 lot,
was sold 12/17/98, Zediker to Chalenski, for $169,900;
2310 Canasta Dr., Bradenton Beach, a ground-
level 1,401 sfla bayfront home built in 1950 on a
75x150 lot, was sold 12/15/98, Hook to Brown, for
2412 Avenue B, Bradenton Beach, a duplex lot of
50x100, was sold 12/15/98, Leslie to Law, for $59,500;
2813 Avenue E, Holmes Beach, a duplex of 1,398
sfla built in 1949 on a 50x100 lot, was sold 12/14/98,
Fouts to Shurina, for $130,000.
501 68th St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level,
canalfront 2,044 sfla 3bed/2&1/2bath/2car/pool
home built in 1973 on an 81x100x114x104 lot, was
sold 12/15/98, Early to Paysour, for $254,950; list
509 Kumquat, Anna Maria, a 42x204x192x139
canalfront lot, was sold 12/14/98, Lathrop to Galati, for
522 Magnolia, Anna Maria, an elevated 1,200 sfla
3bed/2bath/2cp home built in 1988 on a 52x145 lot,
was sold 12/18/98, Yavalar to Buckley, for $195,000;
532 68th St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level,
i fe .' l
Top listing agents for Wagner Realty in Janu-
ary were David Moynihan at the Anna Maria Is-
land office; Anne Miller, Cortez; Mary
Wickersham, Longboat Key; Helen Barry, Mana-
tee Avenue; Keith Clark, Palmetto; Laura
Wagner's tops in sales were Bill Bowman for
Anna Maria; Miller for Cortez; Dorothy Cook,
Longboat Key; Yvonne Higgins, Manatee Av-
enue; David Tyler, Palmetto; Mary Bolan, Wild-
canalfront 1,946 sfla 3bed/2bath/2car home built in
1970 on an 85x112, was sold 12/17/98, Turner to
Wadford, for $258,000; list $269,000.
779 Jacaranda, Anna Maria, a ground-level 1,434
sfla home built in 1955 on a 50x100 lot, was sold 12/
14/98, Lathrop to Galati, for $220,000.
114 Gull, a 39x100x 117x100 cul-de-sac canalfront
lot, was sold 12/21/98, Lathrop to Galati, for $130,000;
purchased 5/96 for $135,000.
201 64th St., an attached 456 sfla home built in 1957
and "somewhat associated" with North Beach Village,
was sold 12/22/98, Steeves to Williams, for $63,000.
212 75th St., Holmes Beach, a 936 sfla 3bed/2bath
home built in 1953 on a 90x77 lot, was sold 12/21/98,
Lanning to Timler, for $181,500; list $193,500.
213 83rd St., Holmes Beach, a 1,304 sfla home
built in 1974 on a 45x90 lot, was sold 12/22/98, Brooks
to Duncan, for $100,000.
2311 Avenue B, Bradenton Beach, a ground-level
577 sfla lbed/lbath home built in 1952 on a 50x100
lot, was sold 12/23/98, Thompson to Stone, for
$90,000; list $99,900.
424 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, an elevated, canalfront
2,352 sfla home built in 1990 on a 52x1 10 lot, was sold
12/23/98, Galati to Lathrop, for $325,000.
533 70th St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level 1,485
sfla 2bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1966 on a
91x127x125x135 lot, was sold 12/22/98, Hogan to
Turner, for $261,500; list $267,500.
638 Dundee, Holmes Beach, a ground-level,
canalfront 3,098 sfla 5bed/4bath/2car/pool home built
in 1966 on a 140x100 cul-de-sac lot, was-sold 12/22/
98, Burger to Rolen, for $475,000; list $489,000.
1007 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, 106 Summer
Sands, a 1,536 sfla 2bed/2bath/2car condo built in
1982, was sold 12/28/98, Hellman to Brennan, for
$206,000; list $209,000.
117 81st St., Holmes Beach, a two-story 2,098
sfla 3bed/3bath home built in 1974 on a 50x80 lot,
was sold 12/31/98, Kirk to Hines, for $229,000; list
201 67th St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level 1,458
sfla 4bed/2bath duplex built in 1961 on a 100x70 lot,
was sold 12/30/98, Toledo to Reinholz, for $165,000;
208 Palm, Anna Maria, an elevated 3bed/2bath
1,344 sfla home built in 1995 on a 50x110 lot, was sold
furnished 12/31/98, Barlow to Falk, for $195,000; list
$195,000 by owner.
2113 Avenue C, Bradenton Beach, a ground-level
1,008 sfla home built in 1920 on a 50x100 lot, was sold
12/31/98, Jennette to Bowers, for $118,000.
503 Manatee Ave. W., Holmes Beach, a 5,114 sf
commercial building built in 1980 on a 200x200 lot,
was sold 12/29/98, Newport Westbay Ltd. to Wlm. T.
Shearon, for $475,000.
8017 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, an
80x113x155x159 canalfront lot, was sold 12/28/98,
Polli to Orlando, foi $350,000.
103 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, a ground-level
2,840 sf commercial building built in 1949 on a 53x100
lot, was sold 1/7/99, Wiley to Rappaport, for $215,000;
108 39th St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level 4bath/
2car duplex of 2,976 sfla and built in 1970 on a
100x100 lot, was sold 1/4/99, Robinson to Alley, for
204 84th St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level 1,263
sfla 2bed/2bath home built in 1974 on a
114x38x90x100 lot, was sold 1/6/99, Hays to Hueber,
405 80th St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level 1,961
sfla 2bath/lcar duplex built in 1952 on a 90x95 lot, was
sold 1/4/99, Ewing to Lance, for $175,000.
Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate
broker, 778-1222, exclusively for The Islander By-
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Islanders at Masada
Dr. John and Alice Deam, left, of Holmes Beach and Edna Tiemann of Anna Maria cool off in the shade at
Masada during a trip to Israel with the Bradenton Bible Fellowship. Masada was the fortress where nearly
2,000 years ago 953 Hebrews committed suicide rather than be conquered by Roman troops.
Islander in Italy
John Norwood of Anna Maria took the comforts of
home with him in the form of The Islander Bystander
when he visited Italy, pictured here in front of the
Basilica di San Marco in Venice on a chilly day.
Barbara Murphy, left, of Anna Maria shares her
Islander Bystander with cousins Mary and Roy
Johnson of Green Bay, Wis., during a pause on their
visit to Nurenberg, Germany.
Rebecca (left) and
Keith Barnett of
Anna Maria got in a
vacation in Key
West, not forgetting
to bring an Islander
Bystander to show
off to the natives.
One of the most-
noted Key Westers,
Capt. Tony, hangs
out with them in
front of his saloon.
Jim Kissick displays his Enlisted
Combat Aircrew Roll of Honor
credentials to his wife and other
interested parties at ceremonies
aboard the retired carrier
Yorktown, now a Navy museum
at Charleston, S.C. He said he
was proud of the honor but "very
sentimental. ".Kissick crewed on
a World War II dive bomber, the
Helldiver, later became a Navy
pilot and retired as a com-
mander. He is a former
Bradenton Beach city
Joshua B. Henkel
endures bitter cold
on the Annapolis,
Md., waterfront to
news with the re-
search ship Peter W.
Anderson as back-
drop. Henkel, of
Anna Maria, is with
the Naval Surface
Warfare Center in
Robert B. Jones of
places flowers at
the statue of Lady.
Godiva in Coven-
try, England, to
continue a family
tradition begun by
a cousin in 1950.
Jones was visiting.
Europe and came
home with 13
bricks to add to
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tv, queen oak water bed, all excellent condition. Best
offer, 778-5042 please leave message.
COBRA GOLF WOODS: 1,3,5,7. Irons through #3.
Call between 6 p.m. 7 p.m.. Best offer 778-5834.
FISHING EQUIPMENT. NEW and used rods and
reels. Daiwa, Ambassador, G. Loomis, 10ft cast nets.
Call Capt. Tom Chaya 778-4498.
-BARK & COMPANY
Exclusive Buyers Agency
Exploring the possibility of owning
an Island property? Call for our 45 minute
Anna Maria and Longboat Key tour.
Call Steven M. Bark, Broker/Realtor
760 Broadway Street, Longboat Key
(941)383-1717 Cellular (941)712-2335 r3 MLS
ISLANDS BEST BUY!
This charming elevated house in Anna Maria City has just
been listed. 2BR/2BA close to everything. Nice neighbor-
hood. Don't miss this opportunity to own in Anna Maria.
Just listed at $169,900.
BAYVIEW LOT. This spacious building lot is tucked away
on the north end of Anna Maria with beach access directly
across the street. Wonderful bay views can be yours
today for only $129,500. Owner wants an offer!
Call Pat Jackson at 778-3301
Ken Jackson at 778-6986
Agnes Tooker 778-5287
or Dave Sork 726-1704
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drive P O Box 717 Anna Maria, FL 34216
Toll Free 800 306-9666
Fax # 778-7035
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LIGHT OAK DINING room set. Six chair cane
back, breakfront. Like new. 778-5741.
DREXEL DINING ROOM set, distressed oak china
cabinet, server $750; Mohagany reproduction of
1890's sideboard, $2,200. 792-4274.
ROSER THRIFT SHOP Open Tuesday, Thursday,
Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 12
p.m. Donations Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Always sale racks. 513 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria.
LORD'S WAREHOUSE THRIFT Shop. Open Mon-
day, Wednesday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
6140 Gulf of Mexico Drive. 383-4738.
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.
GARAGE SALE FRIDAY and Saturday February 19
and 20. 9:00 to 5:00. Pottery, plants, ceiling fan,
electric heater, blinds, cell phones, cabana tent, paper-
backs, pillows, linens. 509 Spring Ave., Anna Maria.
GARAGE SALE. THURSDAY-SATURDAY, Febru-
ary 18,19, 20. 8 a.m.. Great selection. 203 84th St.,
GARAGE SALE FRIDAY and Saturday, February
19 and 20. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.. TV, radios and miscella-
neous stuff. 5901 Flotilla Dr., Holmes Beach.
NEWS RELEASE! FLEA Market Saturday February
27. Also Red heart specials inside 20% off. Don't
miss this sale. Under the Sun Antiques and Col-
lectibles, 5306 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach.
MOVING SALE SATURDAY February 20, 8 a.m.-12
p.m. No early birds. "Everything must go." 6250
Holmes Blvd., Unit #48.
MUST SELL SALE Saturday Feb. 20, 7:30 a.m. to
11:30 a.m. Furniture, lamps, pictures, linens, house-
holds items and more! 401 N. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria.
YARD SALE Saturday, February 20, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Framed artwork and many goodies. 203 Coconut,
CORTEZ FISH MARKET 119th Street and Cortez
Road (turn south two blocks). We have stone crabs.
798-9404. Cortez Bait & Seafood.
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.
YOGA AND MEDITATION classes starting February
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
Thursday 7 p.m. Avenue C at 23rd Street. Bradenton
Beach. Everyone welcome, prizes, refreshments available.
PHYSICAL THERAPY AND fitness. Exercise instruc-
tion, health and fitness, training and rehabilitation by
experienced physical therapist. 778-3523.
HURRICANE FILM. Withstands a windload of
150mph. Rejects heat, prevents fading. Kirk Davis
Solar and Security Film 758-1396.
BE PROUD! SUPPORT Anna Maria Island Chamber
of Commerce. Join today! 778-1541.
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.
Hi! I'm Marianne
S For any real estate needs,
-I am ready and anxious
to serve you. Call me at
Mike Norman Realty
SDirectly on Gulf Beach, this newer
3BR has plantation shutters, Ander-
S son windows, solid oak spiral stair-
II case, two-car garage. Wood deck
overlooks white sandy beach. Enjoy
beautiful sunsets over the Gulf.
102 31st Street, Hlohnes Bench Quality and beauty throughout.
Call Jane Tinsworth R.S. OlSonBlleBar
at 795-3000 Real state, Inc. In I .rScS
(" 6 Personal
My 20 years of appraising and 25 years of
sales means I can offer you a qualified service
to help in the disposition of your fine antiques,
art, and household furnishings. I will be happy
to send you a resume and references.
Member of Appraisers Association of America
A BIG HOUSE ON KEY ROYALE
BIG PRICE REDUCTION NOW $229,000
611 Gladstone. 4BR/3.5BA/2 kitchen/2 car, 3,895 sq. ft.
under-roof home including caged pool. Next to, but not
on, a canal. Owner anxious. $255,000. Now $229,000.
Doug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, FI 34216
Phone & Fax: (941)778-1222
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, CAGED POOL. 4BR/
2BA 2,006 sq. ft. living area each side. Exceptional value. Loaded
with extras. Must see to appreciate. $440,000.
VILLAGE GREEN. 2BR/2BA, tile roof, enclosed Florida room.
Less than a block to golf course. $118,000.
WHITE AVE/BEACH ACCESS. 3BR/2BA, lot 100x130.
Immaculate, attractive, lush landscape. $380,000.
PERICO BAY CLUB Kingfisher 2BR/2BA bayfront. 2 pools,
tennis, clubhouse, 24 hour gated security. $120,000.
HOME WITH INCOME 2BR/2BA, family room, garage, lanai.
corner lot with large IBR/IBA apartment. One block to beach.
CORAL SHORES Canalfront. Pool with spa, fountain, 3BR/
2BA, family room with entertainment bar and more. $298,500.
LAKEBRIDGE VILLA 2BR/2BA, family room, Florida 'oom,
2.5-car garage. 1,500 sq. ft. living area. $115,000.
STYLING SALON Eight stations. Owner retiring. $39,000 OBO.
LOT C-2 Zoning.Walk to beach $150,000.
5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
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Sales & Rentals Since 1939
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Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
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WHAT A VIEW!
Expansive view of Bimini Bay
plus beautiful sunsets from the
caged pool and patio are yours -
with this 3BR/2BA home.
Living area which includes a
spacious Florida room opens
to pool/patio, making it perfect for entertaining. 75-foot dock with
water and electricity. Lovely home, lovely view! $359,000.
TrS ALL HERE! Spacious 2BR/2BA villa. Glass-enclosed lanai with
serene, private view. Carport. Active adult community with pool, ten-
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CALL (941)779-2113 or (800)226-3351
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Lie. Mortgage Broker's Serving All of Florida
631 Foxworth La....$795,000
60 North Shore Dr. $749,900
Fk Ds 613 Ivanhoe La ..... $675,000
Broker 520 58th Street..... $649,500
104 Pine Ave........ $565,000
8023 Marina Dr.....$549,000
657 Key Royale Dr. $550,000
520 Bayview P1 .....$549,000
407 20th Place...... $529,000
511 Bayview Dr.....$429,750
Chris Shaw 306 Tarpon Street..... $419,900
Realtor 621 Foxworth Lane ... $339,900
624 Foxworth Lane ... $339,000
620 Hampshire ......... $299,000
510 77th Street ..... $249,000
226 South Harbor .....$189,000
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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
Trevethan 116 Maple .................... $279,000
Realtor 502 Magnolia ................ $269,000
114 Park .................... $249,000
2408 Avenue A............ $214,900
8314 Marina Dr ............ $185,000
Uan Galletto 202 35th St ................. $729,000
112 52nd St ................. $659,000
5354 Gulf Dr ............... $659,000
S 201 35th St .................. $640,000
2302 Gulf Dr ............... $569,000
101 25th St .................. $549,000
2219 Gulf Dr ................ $375,000
203 76th St .................. $219,900
Bob Fittro 312 64th St .................. $219,000
5806 Holmes Blvd......... $199,900
PERICO BAY CLUB
& PERICO ISLAND:
1322 Perico Point ......... $199,900
1010 Pelican Court ....... $199,900
1016 Ibis Court.............. $154,000
504 Woodstork Circle .... $133.500
706 Estuary Dr.............. $118,000
927 Sandpiper Circle..... $104,500
952 Sandpiper Circle ....... $99,900
4314 Hebridges Ct W.... $179,900
6937 42nd Ct E ............ $110,750
PROPERTIES & LOTS
Residential lots -
You name it,
we have it for sale!
Call for details!
Visit us at our web site: www.islandreal.com
6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
Mary Ann Schmidt Helen White
Eves. 778-4931 Eves. 778-6956
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE
3BR/2.5BA Townhouse. Central Holmes Beach. Heated
pool, 2-car garage, lush landscaping, extra storage, close to
shopping, restaurants and beach. $177,000.
PALMA SOLA PARK
3BR/2BA home in prime West Bradenton area.
In-ground caged pool, fruit trees, screened p6rch and large
lot. Short drive to beach. $129,900.
BAY PALMS WATERFRONT
3BR/2BA waterfront home. Large sunny Florida room,
terrazzo and ceramic tile, low maintenance yard, boat
dock, playhouse. Quiet street. $229,000.
2BR/2BA easily converts to 3BR. Furnished, large
caged pool, 2-car garage, fenced yard, immaculate,
security system, fruit trees, cul-de-sac. $139,900.
BAY HOLLOW CONDO
2BR/2BA Condo with boat dock. Quiet residential
location. Pool, fireplace, split-plan, beautiful landscap-
ing, carport, den-office. $126,900.
SABAL PALMS CONDO
2BR/1.5BA furnished condo. Nice westside location.
Convenient to everything. Close to golf, shopping,
restaurants and beach. Pool and clubhouse. $59,900.
CHARMING CORTEZ C E- E
Key-West sn 'nAd ld Cortez
Village. Col ra.t c eoor, large
wrap-ar e or. $99,500.
3012 Gulf- IBR/IBA duplex $500
Perico Bay Club 2BR/2BA condo $800
Condominiums and Houses
from $700 week/ $1500 month
Julie Gilstrap 779-0202
LTG,ie GRI 1(800)732-6434
Property Manager ANNA MARIA
MLS a SimCast
REAL ESTATE, INC.
Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
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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. $9,800 or best offer, 778-2581.
1968 FORD XL convertible. V8 automatic. Power
steering, windows and disc brakes. Aor conditioning.
Original paint. $1,750 or best offer. 330-1901.
1996 DODGE STRATUS excellent condition, new tires,
all power. Four-door, silver. $9,500. Call 778-1392.
1996 GMC SONOMA purple! 36K miles, auto, air,
cassette, toneau cover, roof rack. Cleana $9,999.
Call day 779-0123, night 778-6592.
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.
WET SLIPS AND Hi 'N' Dry storage available at com-
petitive rates in modem, full-service marina. 778-2255.
1997 EVINRUDE 175 HP Ocean-Pro, 25-inch shaft
$5,000. Call 795-8299.
BOAT STORAGE. $5.00 per foot, per month. Fuel,
bait, ice, etc. available. Island Marine, 412 Pine
Avenue, Anna Maria. 778-1260.
ISLAND MARINE BOAT Rentals, motor repairs,
bottom painting, etc. Full service facility. 412 Pine
Avenue, Anna Maria. 778-1260.
Sl "Simplify Your Search!
S501 ul Driv Holme ,FL34217 Call anytime for a consultation.
5201 Gull Drive Holrme Belch, 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.
Protected, easy Gulf access. 778-4431, 778-2165.
18-ft. AMF CRESTLINER 115 Evinrude, great boat,
new paint, V-hull, fresh water kept. Boat/trailer,
$2000. Big, must see 778-7188.
54-FT. PRIVATE dock. For rent, north end of Holmes
Beach. Direct bay/Gulf access. 778-8473.
BRIDGE STREET PIER & Cafe is now accepting
applications for part-time cooks and full and part-time
servers. Please apply in person. 200 Bridge St.,
LICENSED REAL ESTATE agents. Excellent split. Replies
confidential. SunCoast Real Estate. Call Julie Gilstrap,
779-0202 or evenings and weekends, 365-1867.
HELP WANTED. SERVERS, full-time/part-time. Lunch
only or dinner only. Breakfast and lunch weekend
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
HELP WANTED. PEPE'S Mexican Restaurant and
Cantina. Whitney Plaza, 6814 Gulf of Mexico Drive,
Longboat Key. 387-8445.
ANNA MARIA RESORT housekeeping, general
maintenance, management training. Generous ameni-
ties, part-time, flexible work schedule. 778-4784.
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 2-4PM
Full view of Palna Sola Bay and Anna Maria from the 32X16
master suite. French doors open to three covered porches. High
cr eilings. crown molding and hard-
S, *. .. wood floors. Over 2,300 sq. ft.
Beautiful wooded lot with lush
tropical landscaping. AND A
1,640 SQ. FT. GARAGE/WORK-
SHOP. PARK SEVEN CARS!
8103 19th Ave. Dr. W.
off Palon Sola Blvd. $239,900 R.S. Olson Better
ReCal salle, Isnc. at 795-300
Call Jane Tinsworth at 795-3000
HOUSEKEEPING FULL OR part time. Good
benefits, pleasant working conditions. Via Roma
Beach Resort, 2408 Gulf Dr. Bradenton Beach. EOE.
BEACH BISTRO. Person with good phone skills for
part-time reservations. Excellent wages call 778-2804.
MARINA HELP WILL train. Apply in person, Island
BEAUTICIAN, NAIL TECHNICIAN wanted. Space for
rent and own clientele. Great location! Cute salon! Easy
going and reasonable. Nikki 795-0954 Hairshack.
HANDYMAN/GROUNDSKEEPER full time. Good
starting wage. Apply in person, 1603 Gulf Drive N.,
MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, mulching,
trimming, clean-up, edgings, and more. Hard-work-
ing and responsible. Excellent references. Edward
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476.
THE HONEY DO MAN Handyman. Odd Jobs, small
jobs, repairs. Licensed, insured. Free estimates 778-
5003 or 726-1067.
BANKRUPTCY $200, Divorce $150-$200. Adoption,
corporations, modifications, power of attorney, name
change, etc. Suncoast Paralegal Services 742-4788.
HAVING A MAC attack? Call for help with Mac or PC.
Training, internet, hardware selection and installa-
tion. Call Ed, 778-2553.
A Paradise Rental Management, Inc.
Hours of Telephone Coverage
Amount of Advertising and Promotions
m International Contacts
Total Rental Income Per Property
1-800-237-2252 or 778-4800
5201 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach
Residential Commercial/Industrial Property Management Mortgage Loans Title Insurance Vacation Rentals
Carol S. Heinze
Ich Spreche Deutsch
PINEBROOK CONDO $98,900.
Lovingly kept and spotless 2BR/
2BA end unit with two lanais, one
is screened and one is enclosed to
extend the family room. Located in
Golf Course Community. IB35091
LOWEST PRICED concrete block
duplex on the Island. Only
$139,000. 2BR/1BA and 1BR/1 BA
duplex. Great to live in or for in-
GREAT LOCATION! Beautiful 3BR/2BA
deep-canal front home with boat dock
and no bridges to open bay. Includes
community pool, tennis courts and club-
house. EXTREMELY MOTIVATED
SELLERS! MAKE AN OFFER Call Karin
Stephan, Realtor 924-9000 or Connie
Volts, Realtor 778-7246. IB29634
ANNA MARIA $399,000 4BR/2.5BA
home on a canal with a boathouse. No
bridges to Tampa Bay and the Gulf. In-
cludes 2 fireplaces, hot tub, 2 garages
and a workshop. Call Karin Stephan,
Realtor 924-9000 or Carol Heinze, Re-
altor 778-7246. IB32204
CLOSE TO THE BEACH 3BR/2.5BA
home on a canal with boat dock. Turn-
key furnished with large fireplace.
$299,000 Call Karin Stephan, Realtor
924-9000 or Carol Heinze, Realtor 778-
YES, IT IS POSSIBLE...
S To Buy Or Sell Real Estate
SWithout Denise Langlois
It's Just Harder.
Call Denise today for a free
market analysis of your home:
877-924-9001 Toll Free
Million-Dollar Producer Realtor
NEW ON THE MARKET! Perico Bay Club. 2BR/2BA
St. Bart model. Beautiful water views. Immaculate...just
like new. Also garage. $135,000. Ask for Karen Lohse,
Realtor 778-7246. IB35752
2 STORY DUPLEX $174,900. 2BR/2BA with den
in each unit. Central Holmes Beach location. Close
to shopping, library and restaurants. Call Carol
Heinze, Realtor 778-7246. IB32512
Stylish ELEVATED HOME overlooking BOTH
TAMPA BAY and CANAL. Tastefully FURNISHED.
Has been used as a vacation home and Exclusive
Rental Property. HEATED POOL and parking for
at least 4 vehicles. Ask for Karen Lohse Or Connie
Volts, Realtors 778-7246.
SEASONAL & VACATION RENTALS 941-778-0766
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HOMES CONDOS RESORT
GOLF COURSE COMMUNITIES
RUNAWAY BAY RESORT
3BR/2BA home on
for quick sale with
Home Protection Plan.
Call Piroska Kallay at 778-2261
After hours 778-3778
*i Fax: 778-7944 (800) 422-6325
605C Manatee Ave.
RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE, INC. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
An independently owned and operated tembern of Coldwell fanker Real Ertate Coiporation
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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ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING removes unsightly
black mildew, salt and dirt from house exterior and
windows, roofs, gutters, driveways and decks. Call
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.
MASSAGE THERAPY, NEUROMUSCULAR, prena-
tal, Swedish. Debe Stallings, LMT, Florida license #
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
SPARKLING CLEAN SERVICES. Licensed, bonded.
Residential, commercial, homes, condos, rentals,
vacation properties, offices. All supplies furnished.
Estimates call Beverly 778-1945.
INCOME TAX SERVICE. Individuals and small busi-
nesses. Thirty years experience Ohio and Michigan
our specialty. Call Pat at Kenney Tax Service 761-8156.
EDWARD JONES INVESTMENTS. 5008 Manatee
Avenue. Your IRA headquarters: Roth, Traditional,
Simples, Seps. Call Ryan Young 746-3346.
TOPS with MOPS. Professional cleaning to suit your
needs. Daily, monthly, occasionally. Home or office.
Call for a free estimate. 778-2234.
LICENSED COMPUTER SPECIALIST. Available
evening, weekend. For any computer needs, hardware,
software, network, commercial, private. Call 778-8473.
f WAGNER REALTY
2217 gulf drive north, bradenton beach, fl 34217
Several Notches Above!
Knowledge Experience PDrofessionalism
,Real Estate Lec.turer: NYU
Biographed in Who's
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fRElE market analysis of your home
Office (941) 778-2246
Home (941) 778-0608
Pager (941) 215-4202
SATURDAY FEB. 21 1:00-3:00pm
8803 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria
MOTHER /DAUGHTER CLEANING service. Honest,
reliable, references. Let us clean it up! $15 per hour,
two-hour minimum. Please beep, 215-5956.
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years. Call 778-6508.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING & MAINTENANCE Resi-
dential/commercial, full-service maintenance, land-
scaping installation, clean-ups, tree trimming, ponds,
native plants, butterfly gardens. Excellent references.
FREE SNOW REMOVAL Shell, dirt, mulch or stone
delivered and spread for a small fee. Yard clean-up.
Dump truck for hire. Free estimates. Call Dave
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If it's
broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior discount.
STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE Service. First cut
free with annual contract. Specializing in Koi Ponds
and Creative Landscaping. Insured. Call 727-5066.
EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN GARDEN CEN-
TRE Have you been wanting to landscape your yard?
Call us for a free estimate or just come in and see our
large selection of Palm and Citrus trees, annuals, and
shrubs. 5704 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach 778-4441.
CODY'S CARPET & upholstery cleaning. Dry foam
shampoo and steam cleaned. Living room/dining
room $34.95. Free deodorizing. 794-1278.
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/
exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island refer-
ences. Dan or Bill 795-5100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. State licensed and insured. Many Island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vi-
nyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.
ALUMINUM/INYL CONSTRUCTION, new installa-
tion/repairs, Soffits/Fascias, screen enclosures. In-
sured, references. Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. Thirty-two year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction. Free
estimates, no overtime charges. (FL#RF0038118)
778-3924 or 778-4461.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodel-
ing, repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens, baths.
Free estimates. Lic#RC0045125, #RG0058589,
#PE0020374. Insured. Call 720-0794.
CARL V. JOHNSON, JR. Building Contractor. New
homes, renovations, additions. Free estimates and
design service. Quality workmanship. Lic#RR0066450.
MR. BILL'S Handyman Service. Thirty years experi-
ence, self-employed in the construction trades. I am
handy to have around, 778-1110.
ATLANTIS TILE. Custom installed floor tile, wallpa-
per, and paint. Professional decorators available. Call
Greg or Terry 941-795-4995.
DURING DECOR PRESSURE cleaning, wall-
papering. Interior/exterior painting, spraying, light
remodeling. Multi-spec process painting. Call Bob
Residential Sales/Rental Division Licensed Real Estate Broker
GORGEOUS direct bayfront unit. Tastefully upgraded with
quality features and appliances, turnkey furnished. Rarely
available. $219,000. Bob Burnett, 387-0048. C35441
NORTH POINT WATERWAY. Incredible location, just sec-
onds to Tampa Bay. Beautifully maintained home with French
doors to patio with pool. $580,000. Hal Gillihan, 778-2194.
SPECTACULAR VIEW of Perico Bayou and
Palma Sola Bay. One the largest homes in Fla-
mingo Cay. Spacious master, living and fam-
ily rooms. An abundance of wildlife can be seen
from this home year round. $214,900. Barry
and Kimberly Charles, 795-1273. R35600
CYPRESS CREEK BEAUTY. Light and airy
with view overlooking 12 acre stocked lake,
Screened in gazebo, caged-in area with
heated pool. Electric, water at dock. $525,000.
Larry and Louise Miller, 794-0131. R35539
SPECTACULAR BAYFRONT custom-built
home on 3+/- acres. Exquisite design, custom
woodwork, fireplace, den. English gardens,
pond, great privacy. For the discriminating
buyer. $999,500. Kathy Marcinko, 792-9122
or Sandy Drapala, 794-3354. R24084
DIRECT BAYFRONT HOME with panoramic view of Egmont
Key, St. Pete and Skyway Bridge. Over 3,000 sq. ft. of living
space. $485,000. Bob Burnett, 387-0018. R35659
BEACH HOUSE on Anna Maria. Breathtaking views of
Tampa Bay and Egmont Key, sea birds, porpoises and gor-
geous sunrises. Open floor plan, 3BR/2.5B, two-car garage.
$595,000. Don Lewis, 746-6300. R34157
IMMACULATE WEST-SIDE home with
spacious lanai overlooking lake. Split bed-
room design, new carpet and ceramic tile.
$94,900. Sandy Drapala, 794-3354 or
Kathy Marcinko, 792-9122. R35690
GREAT LOCATION. 3BR/2B condominium
with cathedral ceiling, separate kitchen. New
carpet and paint throughout, tiled family
room. Lakefront setting. $118,000. Pat
Willingham, 722-4412. C34195
SOUTHERN CHARM abounds in this
ninety nine year old home. Three of the
five bedrooms have their own baths. Very
nice condition, restored to early character.
Room for a pool. $295,000. John Koeck,
550 FEET TO THE BEACH
This charming 2BR home must be seen to be appre-
ciated. Light, bright and airy, this immaculate home
has beautiful terrazzo floors, new appliances and a
large screened porch overlooking an incredible tropi-
cal retreat, you won't believe the garden, complete with
two decks and lush landscaping. All this and just steps
to the beach for only $209,000.
Call Pat Jackson at 778-3301
Ken Jackson at 778-6986
Agnes Tooker 778-5287
or Dave Sork 726-1704
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FABULOUS BAYFRONT LOT on a pri-
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ready to build on. $225,000. Elena
Granger, 792-0021. L17589
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member of Island Chamber Advantage Network.
Bonded, licensed, insured. 778-2462.
HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS CENTER Rental units
available for commercial, retail and storage. Call
(941) 778-2924 for information.
ANNA MARIA, beautiful Key West-style 3BR/3BA
home. Sailboat water, canalfront, large dock with
water and electric. Private boat ramp. All of this, and
just steps to great Gulf beach. Annual $2,300 month,
SEASONAL RENTAL 2BR/2BA Shell Point. Call
Jean Holmes Realty, 778-2924.
KEY ROYALE CANALFRONT. Unfurnished 2BR/
2BA home with garage. Annual lease. $1,200 per
month. Call Smith Realtors 778-0770.
HOLMES BEACH OFFICE or retail space. 300 to
3000 sq. ft. Excellent parking with exposure on main
thoroughfare. Call Smith Realtors 778-0777.
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.
VACATION RENTALS houses and condominiums
available room $700 week/ $1,500 month. Call Julie
at Suncoast Real Estate 779-0202/800-732-6434.
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, garage, dock and lift.
Annual lease. $1350/month. Call Smith, Realtors
BRADENTON GARAGE APARTMENT. Annual
lease, unfurnished, $400 per month plus electric and
telephone. Call Smith Realtors 778-0770.
EUROPEAN STYLE COUNTRY Island home. Beau-
tiful turret and Gulf view. 4BR/3BA. 107 Beach Av-
enue, Anna Maria. $2,000 per month, off season.
$3,100 per month, in season. 794-8202.
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
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.
ISLAND ANNUAL RENTAL 1BR/1BA, unfurnished,
2106 #A, Ave. B., Bradenton Beach, $575/month,
plus utilities. Wagner Realty (941) 778-2246 or 800-
ANNA MARIA DUPLEX apartment. 218 Palmetto
Ave. 2BR/2BA. Fully furnished, includes utilities and
washer/dryer. $1,200/month, March and April. Call
SPACIOUS 2BR/1.5BA TOWNHOUSE close to beach!
Garage with storage and washer/dryer included. No
pets please. $800/month plus utilities. First, last and
security. Anna Maria Realty, Inc. 778-2259.
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.
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AVAILABLE FOR MARCH 2BR/2BA upstairs at
Westbay Cove South. Panoramic view, heated pool,
ANNA MARIA CITY, seasonal. 1BR/1BA $1,200
month; 2BR/2BA $2,200 month, quiet street on canal.
HOLMES BEACH AVAILABLE March and April.
1 BR/1 BA, steps to beach and shopping. Tropical set-
ting, cute and clean. 778-5482.
ANNUAL RENTAL 1BR/1BA, $550, garage apart-
ment, close to beach. Call Valerie Kruse at
Wedebrock Real Estate.
ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/2BA condo with dock. Full
amenities $925. Call Valerie Kruse at Wedebrock
NEAR BEAN POINT Very comfortable 3BR/1.5BA
house across street from beach. Available from 4/9/
99. $550/week. 779-1.101.
HOLMES BEACH CANALFRONT 3BR/2BA with
pool on quiet residential street. Available from April
2 onward. $600/week. 779-1101.
ANNUAL 2BR/1.5BA duplex apartment. Covered park-
ing, large storage room, washer/dryer hook-up, central
Holmes Beach location. $650/month. Call Fran Maxon
Real Estate 778-2307 for further information.
OFFICE RENTAL 900 sq. ft. office on Pine Ave.
WESTBAY POINT AND MOORINGS beautiful turn-
key 2BR/2BA with lanai overlooking water. heated
pool, tennis courts. Available March and/or April 99,
or six months 99-2000 season, or annual beginning
May 1. Phone (616)264-0543.
ANNA MARIA GULFFRONT, 2BR, lovely furnished
interior, fully equipped, porch, sundeck, great loca-
tion, no pets. Week, month, season. 778-3143.
ON CANAL 3BR/2BA. Holmes Beach. $1,400/month
plus deposit. 778-2462.
SEASONAL RENTALS CONDOMINIUMS. 2BR/3BA,
pool. Holmes2 Beach across street to beach. 1 BR/1 BA
Longboat Key, two heated pools, private beach,
beautiful water view, available April 99. 792-6029.
ANNA MARIA DUPLEX 2BR/1BA, canalfront, nicely
furnished. All utilities included. Now $1,550/month,
$425/week. No pets. 778-5793.
BAYFRONT COTTAGE WITH private covered dock.
Turnkey, beautiful view. Available 3/15/99. $400/
week or $1,200/month. After 4/30, $350/week or
$1,000/month. (941) 794-5980.
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FOR RENT SMALL office space and light storage.
$75/month, first and last, utilities included. 778-1661.
NORTH TIP ANNA Maria. quiet, two blocks to beach,
elevated home, 3BR/2BA, lanai, recently redone, no
pets, $2500/month. 813-839-7048.
ANNUAL, AVAILABLE APRIL 1., overlooking water
at City Pier. Furnished, large 2BR apartment, private
courtyard, heated pool. Close to shopping, etc. $850/
month plus electric. 941-778-9188.
MARCH RENTALS AVAILABLE now. Westbay Cove
2BR/2BA and Longboat Key 2BR/2BA. Sharon, Old
Florida Realty Co. 778-3730.
AVAILABLE NOW! Steps to the beach! Quiet neigh-
borhood, 2BR/2BA turnkey furnished. Small pets
negotiable. Non-smokers, seasonal/annual. 114 81st
Street, Holmes Beach. 813-681-9111.
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
ANNA MARIA BY Owner 3BR/2BA with den/office,
elevated, fireplace, spa, fenced yard, alarm system.
Immaculate. Appraised at $246,000, asking
$239,500. Call 778-8424.
CONDOMINIUM BY OWNER 2BR/2BA turnkey fur-
nished corner unit with new air-conditioning, water
heater, flooring, and balcony furniture. On tennis
court side of Playa Encantada. Good rental income.
$145,000. Call 778-5088.
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
ANNA MARIA FAMILY HOME 4BR/3BA on double
lot. Steps to Bay Front Park. 158 Crescent Dr. 778-
PERICO ISLAND mint condition, one year old. 3BR/
2.5BA- 1,726 sft. Many extras $179,000. Call 795-7740.
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COMMERCIAL BUILDING FOR Sale. 310 Pine
Avenue, Anna Maria. Let the rent help make the
payments. Call 941-778-8206.
BY OWNER. BAYFRONT estate. Two homes plus
duplex. $725,000; $20,000 below appraisal. 109 13th
Street South, Bradenton Beach. Dave 322-2101.
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-
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.
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.
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.
FOR SALE by retiring owner. Anna Maria, overlook-
ing water and City Pier. 2BR/2BA apartments, private
courtyard, heated pool. Built-in clientele, live in one,
rent three. Will take trade-in. Shown by appointment.
201 South Bay Blvd. Some financing available. Ask-
ing $650,000. 778-9188.
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This immaculate and inviting 2BR/3BA residence is tucked
away near the quiet end of a secluded street, offering a
deep seawalled canal with boat dock. Amenities include
a bright spacious ceramic tiled Florida room with adjoin-
ing screened lanai and patio, airy vaulted ceilings, hand-
some brick fireplace, security system and private well for
irrigation. The Gulf beach is but a short walk away. A truly
marvelous place to call home! Only $229,000.
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This impeccably maintained and beautifully designed and
decorated 4BR/2BA showplace offers charm and character
throughout! Just some of the countless amenities
include airy vaulted ceilings with fans and skylights,
distinctive tiled fireplace, gourmet white and black kitchen
with tiled backsplash and handy breakfast bar, fully tiled bath-
rooms, screened lanai and private back yard with deck and
hot tub. Short walk to both Gulf and bay. What a fantastic
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NICE 4BR/4BA BEACH duplex, central heat and air,
ground level, steps to beach and shopping. 3202 6th.
Avenue, Holmes Beach. $140,000. 778-1259.
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.
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.
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.
CONDOMINIUM BY OWNER. 2BR/2BA turnkey fur-
nished, Gulf and intracoastal views. Bradenton
Beach, $150,000 (941)778-3936.
CONDOMINIUM BRADENTON BEACH 2BR/2BA on
bay side with boat dock. Great for investors or tenant
will move with adequate notice! Currently rented an-
nually. Small complex with lowest maintenance fee
on Island. $135,000. Call for details, 753-6462.
PINE BAY FOREST larger 2BR/2BA split plan, fur-
nished, single-story villa with cathedral ceilings. Tran-
quil and wooded, covered parking at your door. Walk
to stores. $79,000, principals only. 778-5822.
BY OWNER Whitney Beach bay side 1BR/1 BA turkey
furnished. Pool, tennis courts, boat docks. 723-6970.
HALF DUPLEX FOR sale by owner. 3BR.2BA
elevated Spanish tile floor, berber carpet. Almost
new, call 778-1163.
ISLAND DUPLEX 2BR/1.5BA home with an efficiency
apartment to use as greatroom (with stone fireplace)
when not rented. Cozy getaway or starter home, easy
walk to shopping, restaurants, bus and beach. Great
potential. Turnkey furnished. $126,900. Dial the
Duncans! Judy 778-1589 or Darcie 779-2290 eves.
HOME WITH BOAT SLIP. 3BR/2BA home on
oversized lot with split floor plan. Large two-car
garage and deeded boat slip with bay access.
$179,500. Call Bill Donnelly 778-6392 eves.
Award winning community. Two homes for sale.
1. Martha's Vineyard model. 2BR/2BA with den.
Many upgrades. $160,000.
2. Nantucket model, two-story home with 3+BR/
2.5BA, family room loft/office. Call Carol Williams
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
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NORTH END WATERFRONT lot. Room for gener-
ous house plus pool. Access to bay, dock in place.
727 Holly on Lake LaVista, $115,000. John Michaels,
Gulf-Bay Realty, 779-1101.
REDUCED! SECLUDED 3BR/2BA canal home with
mother quarters overlooking bay. Two-car garage,
docks and davits. J.W. Green, Broker. 778-3763.
FOR SALE FULLY furnished condominium 2BR/
2BA, den at Pinebrook Golf and Country Club. Top
floor, end unit, Building 12. Overlooks pool and golf
course. For information and appointment, please call
LARGE GROUND FLOOR 2BR/2BA one story condo-
minium, carport adjacent. Manatee at 59th Street,
Bradenton. Tennis, pool, golf courses nearby. Completely
fumished. Low 60's. Private. 792-2093 or 792-5434.
LOVELY LONGBOAT GEM, open and airy, loaded
with upgrades. 2 or 3BR, walk to beach, 45-ft. dock
on deep canal. $259,000, 383-0179.
PERICO ISLAND PATIO home 2BR/2BA, great room,
15-ft. ceilings, huge bedrooms, private fenced yard.
11203 Longwood Court, FSBO $138,900. 795-4272.
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2BR/2BA on DEEP WATER CANAL. Open plan with
spacious living room, Florida room and kitchen
with built-ins. Features NEW SEAWALL, DOCK,
CENTRAL AIR AND HEAT 1997/98. Master bedroom
includes private den. Room for pool. $215,000.
ADDITIONAL CHOICE LISTINGS
SPACIOUS FAMILY HOME refurbished. 1993 and
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DUPLEX WITH GULF VIEW! Two turnkey units only
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Lots of potential. Great beach home with addi-
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WATERFRONT RESTAURANT, view of Tampa Bay.
Turnkey operation, 26 seat. Real Estate included,
AFFORDABLE CANALFRONT 3BR/2BA, choice Anna
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ELEVATED HOLMES BEACH HOME
Reasonably priced 2BR/2BA large
covered deck, nicely landscaped, private
fenced backyard, large garage and addi-
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beth Andricks 778-4800. MLS 32383
IT'S A STEAL 2BR/2BA furnished canal home. Possible owner financing.
Only $159,900. Ken Rickett 778-3026. MLS 32379
SANDY POINTE Direct bay view. Can't beat this one! Turnkey furnished. $149,900.
Lynn Hostetler 778-4800. MLS 30730
SUNBOW BAY CONDO Amenities include pool, tennis, elevator. $130,000. Lynn
Hostetler 778-4800. MLS 34676
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SUNSETS OVER THE BAY
Enjoy sunsets over the bay from this top floor "Osprey"
,nodel. New rile, washer/dryer and microwave. Tastefully
Idmishcd and well equipped. Cathedral ceilings. Ready to
move-in. Tennis and pools. Impeccable landscaping.
G;iarded gate. $104,900 Becky Smith/Elfi Starrett eves.
HOME ON 2 LOTS!
Income potential, zoned for duplex. 2BR/2BA
renovated with top quality throughout. Beautiful bay
view. Deeded interest in boat dock. Won't last at
$163,500 Dee Jorcyk eves. 778-8550.
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