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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
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Creator: Islander
Publisher: Bonner Joy
Creation Date: February 24, 1999

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FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE FEBRUARY 24, 1999


IISLANDER


THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND


DOT bridge repairs good for only 5 years


By Paul Roat
Florida Department of Transportation officials
are still uncertain about what to do with the Anna
Maria Island Bridge, conceding that the $1.2 million
repair on the span, scheduled to start this summer,
will suffice to keep the bridge in a safe operational
mode for only five years.
DOT District 1 Secretary David Twiddy said Mon-
day he and staff are discussing the matter of adding
$200.000 worth of streetlights on the bridge as part of
the repair work, but said "we are concerned about do-
ing so if the bridge will only be there for a few years.
"'We are still struggling internally with what to do,"
he told members of the Sarasota-Manatee Metropoli-
tan Planning Organization. The repairs to the bridge
"'will allow the bridge to operate safely for about five
years," Twiddy added.
Twiddy said last year that inspection of the bridge


Galati to hitch


onto Bimini


dredging
By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
When the dredging of Bimini Bay finally gets un-
der way, Galati Marine will have a part in it.
Joe and Chris Galati would like the "dog leg" chan-
nel leading to their marina dredged so they can get
larger boats through it.
Anna Maria Public Works Director Phil Charnock
and Commissioner Robert McElheny met with the
Galatis, to discuss the matter and negotiate a price.
The Galatis first approached the commission in
December of 1997 to ask if they could be included in
on the project.
The Galatis' share of the cost would be approxi-
mately $23,000 and would include the mobilization
and demobilization of equipment, Charnock said. He
divided the cost of the project into total cubic yards to
come up with a unit cost for the Galati channel.
McElheny said it's a good deal because it helps the
city and the commercial entity.
The buildup of excess sand in the pass, approxi-
mately 10,000 cubic yards, will be removed with fund-
ing also coming from Holmes Beach and a grant from
the West Coast Inland Navigation District under its
Waterway Development Program.
The pass to Bimini Bay splits the Anna Maria-
Holmes Beach city lines and is therefore considered a
shared responsibility.
In May 1998 the cities received a $150,000 grant,



Building official

resigns in

Bradenton Beach
By Paul Roat
Bradenton Beach is again in search of a
building official in the wake of the resignation of
Bill Sanders.
In a letter to the mayor and commission,
Sanders lauded his accomplishments and blasted
the city commission, city department heads and
city employees.
"Probably my biggest disappointment is the
very basic and divergent management philoso-
phies shared by all the other department heads
(and, apparently, most of the other employees
and the city commission) and that which I advo-
cate," Sanders wrote.
PLEASE SEE SANDERS, NEXT PAGE


linking Holmes Beach with Perico Island and the main-
land revealed structural problems. To correct the prob-
lems, work scheduled includes:
Repair of cracked and spalled concrete on the
bridge span decking, curbs, bridge railings and bascule
pier machinery floor columns.
Repair of bascule span structural steel.
Cleaning and painting of draw span.
Repairs to the bridge fender system.
Replacement of bridge power and control subma-
rine cables.
DOT spokesman Gene O'Dell has said the repairs
"should not affect traffic, but there mIay be intermittent
lane closures between 6:30 p.m. and 9 a. 1."
Most of the work will be either under or off the
bridge. \Work should take no more than 90 days, O'Dell
has said.
In 1995. total rehabilitation of the Cortez Bridge


cost a little more than $2 million. The bridge work
turned into a nightmare for Islanders and Cortezians
when it was discovered that an unforeseen toxic lead-
based paint had been used on the span. In order to
safely remove the paint, the bridge was closed to ve-
hicular traffic for almost two months.
DOT officials have pushed for almost a decade to
replace the Anna Maria Island Bridge with a high,
fixed-span bridge. Those plans were quashed after a
bitter fight between Islanders, the DOT and the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection in February
1998 when the DOT announced its decision to accept
an administrative law judge's recommendation to can-
cel replacement of the Anna Maria Island Bridge.
The $ 15.9 million earmarked for planning, design
and construction to build the new fixed-span, 78-foot-
high bridge was returned to the state bridge fund for use
elsewhere in Florida.


Island angler takes top state honor
Eleven-year-old Logan Bystrom of Holmes Beach is all smiles at the Billfish Foundation's award presentation
in Miami, where he took top honors for his rare six-foot spearfish catch. For more on his catch, see inside.


though the project is expected to cost $269,000,
Charnock said. Each city has come up with $50,000
toward the cost and will split the engineering costs.
Approximately 2,500 residences are impacted by
the dredging of the main inlet of Bimini Bay. The
1,800-foot channel will be dredged to a depth of 7 1/2
feet below mean low tide.
Charnock said the last time the pass was dredged
was 1984. Plans to dredge the pass have been under
way since the beginning of 1997, the delay mostly due
to problems he encountered securing permits, he said.
Another delay occurred when previous plans that
dealt with the placement of the sand had to be scrapped,
he said.
The project was put on hold at the request of
Florida Department of Environmental Protection of-
ficials in August in order to explore the possibility
of building a dune on the south side of the Anna
Maria City Pier using spoil taken from the pass, ac-
cording to Holmes Beach Public Works Supervisor
Joe Duennes.
The current plan calls for pumping the sand out to
the Gulf beach via a pipe which will be installed in
Bimini Bay. The sand will be piped from the bay, down
the 77th Street canal in Holmes Beach, under Marina,
Palm and Gulf drives, between 79th and 80th streets


and out to the beach.
Charnock said he would like to fast-track the
project. A meeting with the engineer to discuss feasi-
bility of the project and permitting issues will take
place this week. He said he expects the project to go out
for public bid sometime in August with the work be-
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SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
FISHING SPECIAL SECTION, THIS ISSUE
O p in io ns ............................ ......................... 6
Those Were the Days .................................... 7
Announcements ............................................ 10
S school .......................... .. ........ ............... 16
S tre etlife ....................................................... 19
S po rts ........................... .......................... 20
Anna Maria Island tides ............................... 23
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jj PAGE 2 0 FEBRUARY 24, 1999 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Tempers flare over 'Rotten'


sign in Anna Maria


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
In spite of cool temperatures outside, things heated
up at Anna Maria City Hall last week.
Shortly after being sworn into office, Commis-
sioner George McKay said the city's building depart-
ment could be a little more friendlier to folks.
Ralph Russell, owner of Rotten Ralph's restaurant
in Anna Maria, put up an off-site business sign last
week and was told to take it down by Public Works
Director Phil Charnock because a permit for its place-
ment was not secured.
According to the city's ordinance, the placement of
an off-site sign requires permission of the property
owner, the sign cannot be larger than four square feet
and a detailed drawing of the sign must be submitted
to the Planning and Zoning Board for its recommenda-
tion to the commission.
At Tuesday's Feb. 16 commission work session,
Russell told the commission his signs keep disappear-
ing.
Before it disappeared, one of the signs was located
on the site of the former Anchorage restaurant.
Russell said that sign disappeared soon after con-
struction of BayView Plaza began. With permission
from the owner, he said he put up another sign in the
parking lot across the road on the corner of North Bay
and Pine Avenue. That sign disappeared as well.
He said he put up another one without knowing he
needed a permit to do so.
After he took the sign down, he said Charnock in-
formed him it was too large.
Russell wanted to know whether the Sandbar res-
taurant sign was grandfathered and, he said, although
he didn't want to pick on anyone else, Charnock told
him the sign for the Rod & Reel pier is illegal.
Russell also questioned the size of the Anna Maria
Oyster Bar sign.
Commissioner Max Znika asked Russell what the
sign cost him.
"It's not the money, it's the aggravation. We're
halfway through the season and I don't have a sign up,"
Russell said.
McKay asked Russell if he still had the sign and if
he was happy with it, to which Russell replied that he
does have the sign and is very happy with it.
"Well, put it up," McKay said.
McKay said the sign has been there a long time.
"Take the sign and get with the mayor and Phil and put
the bloody sign where it was before, but out of the [vi-
sion] triangle," he said.



Bimini Bay
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
ginning in October or November.
That time frame creates a small concern,
Charnock said, because dredging will be taking
place during turtle season.
He said he plans on working with Suzi Fox,
who holds the state permit for turtle conservation
on the Island.
Fox said she was alerted to the dredging by
U.S. Wildlife officials some time ago, but she has
not heard from Charnock.
She foresees a problem with the dredging plan
in turtle nesting season largely due to the fact
that Anna Maria city commissioners failed to ap-
prove funding requested by Anna Maria Island
Turtle Watch, the group Fox heads up as permit
holder.
"It wouldn't normally be a problem, especially
toward the end of the hatching season," Fox said. "We
would have morning walkers monitoring the affected
area on the beach and making daily reports, but Anna
Maria didn't allocate funds for this purpose."
The other Island cities and Manatee County
budgeted funds expressly for this purpose, Fox
added.
"We may have to come to some agreement,"
Fox said, "possibly a fee for our services, if it
comes to that."


Charnock asked what he was supposed to do
about the ordinance. The sign was placed too close to
the road and a permit wasn't applied for, he said.
Russell told Charnock, "Please tell me exactly
what the hell I have to do. I want a sign up."
Charnock said some of the regulations are too
stringent and suggested the city's ordinances be re-
viewed. Commissioner Robert McElheny agreed there
was room for improvement particularly regarding the
city's ordinance relating to the construction of docks.
McElheny said, "It seems anyone wanting to build
a dock has to come before the Planning and Zoning
Board. I think those items that continually come up
should be looked at, but I don't think that we as a com-
mission should sit up here and tell somebody to vio-
late our ordinance.
"It's not our position to tell a citizen to violate our
rules," he said.
McKay said, "Who's telling a citizen to violate the
rules? Tell the building department and mayor to get
the bloody sign back up."
Charnock said, "We're trying to provide good,
quality service. Sometimes it doesn't seem very
friendly or gentle to enforce the ordinances."

More on signs
Coming soon Three-way stop at the intersec-
tion of Pine Avenue and North and South Bay Boule-
vards
Public Works Director Phil Charnock said he
would like to put up a three-way stop at the intersec-
tion of North and South Bay Boulevards and Pine
Avenue to control traffic flow.
He said the already congested area will only get
worse once the construction of BayView Plaza is com-
plete.
Charnock said he and Mayor Chuck Shumard
have considered taking the stop signs down from the
Humpback Bridge on North Bay once the three-way
stop has been in place for 30 days.
He said the bridge stop signs did slow a lot of traf-
fic down, but they don't want to keep them there on a
permanent basis.
Charnock said he's considering replacing the
signs on the bridge with new ones that say, "Slow
Limited Sight Visibility."
Commissioner Robert McElheny said, "I am ada-
mant about the stop signs on the bridge. If you take out
the stop signs, they're going to start jumping the
bridge again. Unless it creates a [traffic] backup, they
should stay up."


Sanders
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
"As part of a management philosophy, I strongly
support merit raises for employees, employee evalua-
tions, accountability, goal setting, an autonomous de-
partment, and a team effort;
apparently, everyone else
does not," he continued.
"Time and again my S. t.
memos to the city commis-
sion have gone unanswered,
my recommendations disre-
garded out of hand, and sup-
port, when needed, has gone
lacking. It is neither fair to
the city, the other employ- Sanders
ees, the citizens nor myself
to continue under these circumstances," Sanders wrote.
"The city needs to search for a building official it can
support and is more in line with city philosophies than
myself."
Sanders' last day at Bradenton Beach is March 10.
He will be a building plans examiner in Charlotte
County.
During Sanders' three years with the city, he made
what he referred to as "changes and improvements that
I believe are of benefit to the city."
Among the changes were an increase in building
and permit fees, computerization of the department,
hiring of a code enforcement officer, acquisition of two
vehicles for the building department and better coop-


Candish contributes
Anna Maria Island sculptor Woody Candish is one
of the artists contributing works for the auction
and dinner of the Art League of Manatee County
Saturday, Feb. 27, at 6 p.m. at the league's
quarters at 209 9th St. W., Bradenton. Other
artists who are contributing to the annual event
include Bob Johnston, Sheila Scroggin and Rich-
ard Thomas of Anna Maria and Leona Sherwood
of Longboat Key. Information may be obtained at
746-2862.


eration with other building departments on the Island.
The Bradenton Beach Building Department now is
self-sufficient from general revenue funds, Sanders
said, and is funded solely through fees.
Sanders' tenure with the city has at times been
controversial.
In June 1997, Sanders and then-Police Chief Jack
Maloney exchanged scathing memos over the use of
the building department's vehicle during emergencies.
The name calling reached a crescendo before then-
Mayor Leroy Arnold ordered a cease-and-desist to the
battle.
Sanders and Maloney again went at it last October,
when Sanders was involved in a vehicle crash with his
city van and failed to report the accident. The memo
exchange eventually reached the level where Maloney
and Mayor Connie Drescher exchanged words,
prompting the mayor to negotiate Maloney's resigna-
tion as chief of police, a position he had held for almost
a decade.
Sanders said he enjoyed his time with Bradenton
Beach. "I have always felt that I had a good working
relationship with the contractors, architects, engineers
and the citizens with whom I have dealt," Sanders
wrote in his resignation letter. "If my experience with
the city government of Bradenton Beach had worked
as well as my experience with the people of Bradenton
Beach, I would never have contemplated leaving."
"I'm sorry he's leaving," Mayor Drescher said.
"Bill was an excellent building official for the city."
City officials were meeting at press time to discuss
the search process for Sanders' replacement.






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 FEBRUARY 24, 1999 0 PAGE 3 [E


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Letterhead controversy


By Paul Roat
What once seemed like a good idea has been sum-
marily rebuffed.
Last month, elected officials from Anna Maria,
Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach and Longboat Key
agreed to send a letter to the Manatee County School
Board requesting no changes be made in the current
policy of bus service for students. There had been talk
of ending the practice of picking up and dropping chil-
dren off within two miles of a school, and the elected
officials on the Island didn't like that talk.
The problem was, the Coalition of Barrier Island
Elected Officials didn't have stationery for the letter on.
So Bradenton Beach Mayor Connie Drescher vol-
unteered to come up with a letterhead. She enlisted the-
city's building official, Bill Sanders, and came back to
the group last week with a spiffy piece of stationery


with a heron and some sea oats.
That's when a little piece of paper hit the fan. Hard.
"I am totally opposed to this," Longboat Key Town
Commissioner Jim Patterson said. "The use of statio-
nery has been abused in the past, and I don't think there
are that many issues that would require us to use it."
Longboat Key Town Commissioner Ray Metz
agreed. "The past use of stationery caused Longboat
Key to withdraw from the barrier island coalition,
and it has taken me five years to get the town back
into this group. I don't want to jeopardize that with
the formation of stationary."
Patterson and Metz agreed that the use of previous
stationery by then-Bradenton Beach Mayor Katie Pierola
on behalf of the bridge battle was the cause of the rift.
Drescher quickly withdrew the letterhead from
discussion.


Tickets are on sale this week for the Sixth An-
nual Anna Maria Island Tour of.Homes to be held
March 13.
Five Island homes, from beach to bay and in
between in Holmes Beach and Anna Maria, are
featured in this year's tour benefiting the Anna
Maria Island Community Center.
Also featured on the tour is a homemade
craft boutique and luncheon at one of the
homes. The lunch, consisting of cucumber soup
or gazpacho, chicken salad sandwich, ritzy is-


land cookie and beverage. is $5.
Tickets are S10 in advance and $12 on the
day of the tour. They are available at the Cen-
ter. AMI West, the Sandbar restaurant and Two
Sides of Nature. all in Anna Maria; The Islander
Bystander, Crowder Bros. Hardware, LaPensee
Plumbing and First National Bank of Manatee in
Holmes Beach; Longboat Super Package on
Longboat Key; and at Westbay Athletic Club,
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Holmes Beach

election forum

set for Thursday,

Feb. 25
Holmes Beach city commission candidates
will answer questions from their constituents
Thursday, Feb. 25, at a candidate forum spon-
sored by The Islander Bystander.
The forum will begin at 7 p.m. at Holmes
Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for citizens to sub-
mit written questions and meet with the candi-
dates.
Candidates in the March 9 election are in-
cumbents Luke Courtney, Pat Geyer and Don
Maloney, former commissioner/mayor Rich
Bohnenberger and political newcomers Sheila
Hurst and Walter Stewart.
For more information, call The Islander By-
stander at 778-7978.





Anna Maria City
None scheduled

Bradenton Beach
2/24, 2 p.m., Commission work session on
investing library funds
3/4, 1 p.m., Commission meeting

Holmes Beach
2/25, 6:30 p.m., Meet the candidates followed
by candidates' forum at 7 p.m.
2/26, 9 a.m., Code Enforcement Board
3/3, 7 p.m., Parks and Beautification
Advisory Board





EH PAGE 4 0 FEBRUARY 24, 1999 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Six Holmes Beach candidates vie


for three commission seats


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach voters will elect three commission-
ers on March 9.
Candidates are incumbents Luke Courtney, Pat
Geyer and Don Maloney and challengers Rich
Bohnenberger, Sheila Hurst and Walter Stewart.
The following are profiles of each candidate and
their responses to a question posed by The Islander
Bystander.
These questions, and more, will be posed at a pub-
lic forum hosted by the newspaper at Holmes Beach
City Hall Thursday, Feb. 25. The doors open at 6:30
p.m. to allow residents time to submit questions in
writing and meet the candidates. The forum will com-
mence at 7 p.m.

Rich Bohnenberger
Rich Bohnenberger is seeking the office of Holmes
Beach commissioner.
He served as a commissioner from 1992 to 1994
and as the city's mayor from 1994 to 1996. He vied for
the mayor's seat again in 1996, but was defeated by
Bob VanWagoner.
Bohnenberger served four years in the U.S. Air
Force and 20 years in the fire service in Philadelphia,
Pa. After leaving the fire service, he worked in general
contracting and real estate, also in Philadelphia.
He and his wife Phyllis moved to the Island in


1990 and he operated a property maintenance com-
pany. He has been a Realtor with Gulf Bay Realty since
1995.
Bohnenberger has served on the Florida Summit
on Intergovernmental Chal-
lenges, as president of the
ManaSota League of Cities
S and on several committees
with the Florida League of
Cities. He is a graduate of
S. the Advanced Institute of
4- Government, Certified Pub-
lic Managers Program,
Leadership Manatee and
Bohnenberger Leadership Florida.
Locally he is a member
of the Institute of Government Steering Committee at
Manatee Community College, president of the Island
Kiwanis Foundation, past president of the Island
Kiwanis Club and a member of the adopted grandpar-
ent program at Anna Maria Elementary School.

Q: Should the city's ongoing and ever-changing
rental ordinance be scrapped or should an attempt
be made to salvage it? What would you suggest to
make it acceptable?
A: I feel strongly that whatever changes are to be
made should not come from the commission, but from
the citizens who are going to be affected. The mayor


and commissioners are elected by the people to repre-
sent the will of the people. If they dictate their will on
the people they're not serving the community.
In the past we sent a direct mail questionnaire to
the residents and the response was that they didn't want
any more regulations on residential rentals. There have
been a lot of changes in land-use issues and the fastest
way to end up in court is to make changes without just
cause.

Luke Courtney
Incumbent Luke Courtney is seeking his fourth
consecutive term on the commission. He served as
commission chairman during his first two terms.
Courtney is originally .
from Chicago, Ill., and has a
bachelor's degree in psy-
chology from the University , C
of California, Los Angeles.
He was a lieutenant in the -
U.S. Navy and served two .
tours of duty in Vietnam...
He worked in sales and
sales management for Com-
puter Sciences Corporation, Courtney
Western Union and Pitney-
Bowes. He and his wife Joy came to the Island in 1989
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ELECTION, FROM PAGE 4


and currently operate Haley's Motel. They have one
daughter.
He serves aa the city's liaison to Anna Maria Island
Turtle Watch, the Anna Maria Island Community Cen-
ter, the city's planning commission, Project START
and the Tourist Development Council. He is the com-
missioner in charge of shores and beaches.
His business has sponsored a Little League team
for the past eight years. He is a member of the Holmes
Beach Civic Association and Save Anna Maria and
served as chairman of the Anna Maria Island Centen-
nial Celebration.

Q: Are you willing to lobby in Tallahassee and
Washington to get funding for beach renourishment
for Anna Maria Island?
A: The contract with the Army Corps of Engineers
was for 50 years with them renourishing the beaches as
needed. Our beaches are scheduled for additional
renourishment in 2000 but the funding may be in jeop-
ardy because of federal and state cutbacks. These are
expensive projects.
I am definitely willing to lobby for the funding.
Our original beach renourishment project was com-
pleted in February 1993. Three weeks later we had the
"storm of the century" which washed out 50 percent of
the sand that had been poured. If we had not had that
sand, the storm would have caused millions of dollars
in damages on the Island.
We have a lot of justification for keeping our fed-
eral and state funding, because our beaches are the pri-
mary revenue source for-the county through tourism.

Pat Geyer
Incumbent Pat Geyer is seeking to remain on the
commission for another two-year term.
Geyer served as a commission member from 1978
to 1990, as mayor for two terms from 1990 to 1994, and
from 1994 to 1996 as commissioner. She lost a bid for
a commission seat in 1996, but regained it in 1997.
Geyer came to the Island from Cincinnati, Ohio.
She completed two years at the University of Cincin-
nati in traffic management. She and her husband Ed
have been full-time Island residents since 1960. Geyer,


known as "Miss Duffy," has owned Duffy's Tavern
since 1971. The pair have five daughters and three
grandchildren. She has been actively involved in the
Anna Maria Island Community Center and other civic
and community organizations.


done with the area where
the old city hall and police
S department are located,
including the planned bas-
ketball court?
A: We should tear
those buildings down and
let the land sit empty until
Geyer we get the rest of the area,
such as the Babe Ruth and
soccer fields, completed. Besides we have no money
right now to do any work there.
I don't want to do something in a hurry and be
stuck with something we don't want. We need to take
our time and come up with a plan. There's not as much
space there as people think.

Sheila Hurst
Sheila Hurst is vying for her first term on the com-
mission. She served as chairman of the city's Parks and
Beautification Advisory Board until she resigned sev-
eral months ago.
Hurst has a two-year degree in social work/ecology
from Ulster County Com-
munity College in Stone
Ridge, N.Y. She has been
Employed for nine years as a
public assistance specialist
in the Florida Department of
Children and Families.
Locally she served as a
H hs volunteer with Keep Mana-
tee Beautiful from 1994 to
Hurst. 1997, and she chaired the
group's education commit-
tee. She was instrumental in implementing a storm
drain stenciling project in Holmes Beach and in getting
sponsors for the group's Adopt-A-Shore program.
Hurst's husband Michael is a preparatory cook at


Shell's restaurant. The couple have two children -
Heather, a seventh grader at King Middle School, and
Jesse, a first grader at Anna Maria Elementary School.

Q: Are electric cars a viable and practical op-
tion for the city? Why or why not?
A: I think electric cars are a waste of time because
unless everybody has one, they won't do any good. They
are environmentally sound in terms of.noise and pollution,
but they're not practical. If city officials want to be envi-
ronmentally conscious, they should ride bicycles.

Don Maloney
Incumbent Don Maloney is seeking his third term on
the commission. He has served as the commission's chair-
man for the past two terms.
Maloney served in the U.S. Army during World War
II and in the Marine Corps Reserve. He studied engineer-
ing at the University of Delaware and journalism at Syra-
cuse University. He also attended the graduate school of
sales and marketing at Syra-
cuse University.
He was employed for 30
years as a consultant on
Japanese-American busi-
ness opportunities and
problems with Harris Cor-
^ portion. He is the author of
seven books on Japan, as
well as numerous magazine
Maloney and newspaper articles.
Maloney served on the
city's code enforcement board from 1994 to 1995 and
on the Criminal Justice Policy Committee of the
Florida League of Cities. He currently 'serves on
FLOC's Telecommunications and Utilities Legislative
Committee and the Island Emergency Operations Cen-
ter.
He is a graduate of Manatee County's Citizen Acad-
emy and Citizen Police Academy and has taken courses
at the Florida Institute of Elected Officials. He is a mem-
ber of the Florida Emergency Preparedness Association.
Locally he is past president and current board mem-
her of the Key Royale Homeowners' Association, presi-
PLEASE SEE ELECTION, PAGE 9


-- VOTE MARCH 9


SELECT


RICH BOHNENBERGER

for


S_ Holmes Beach City Commission


I pledge to the Citizens of Holmes Beach:
Fiscal Responsibility

A commitment to keep the taxpayers informed of all proposed
major expenditures (pro and cons) and identify funding sources
prior to committing to the project.

SAggressively pursue grants that do not commit the City
to external control or unaffordable financial commitments.

SLobby County, State and Federal levels of government on issues affecting our city.
Maintain the quality of Island life that we all enjoy.
Work with the Commission and our Mayor to provide

City services in a cost effective and safe manner.

SBe responsive to the needs of the community.

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Bridge battle bypass offer:
bury the sword?
Here we go again.
The anticipated but hoped-against move to replace the
Anna Maria Island Bridge between Holmes Beach and the
mainland is again coming to the forefront in the minds of
officials at the Florida Department of Transportation.
DOT District 1 Secretary David Twiddy said he
and staff were weighing the pros and cons of adding
streetlights bridgelights? while repairs are made
to the bridge this summer. The lighting request came
at the suggestion of Island elected officials.
Stalling the lighting decision, Twiddy said, is the
eventual fate of the bridge.
Twiddy announced that the $1.2 million bridge reha-
bilitation will only keep the bridge functional for five
years. Why spend an additional $200,000 on lights if the
bridge is going to be replaced shortly, he reasoned.
The bridge, opened to vehicular traffic in 1957, has
been acknowledged to have a 50-year lifespan before
major repair and rehabilitation was needed.
Islanders assumed the scheduled rehab was that "ma-
jor repair" but that doesn't seem to be the case now.
So we're looking again at that nerve-wracking ex-
perience of bridge replacement again in the near future.
We should be trying to determine what kind of bridge
should span Anna Maria Sound:
A more major rehabilitation of the current bridge,
with the addition of safety lanes?
Replacement of the current bridge with another
drawbridge of the same height?
Replacement of the bridge with a drawbridge of
greater height to lessen the need of bridge openings?
A tunnel?
A ferry?
Whatever comes up, the process of public hearings,
public comment, regional transportation planning discus-
sion and eventually DOT's decision will have to take
place. That process takes a very, very long time at least
a couple years, barring any challenges made by anyone
involved. Remember the 10 years it took to defeat the
high, fixed-span bridge plan DOT originally suggested?
So here's our suggestion:
Mr. Twiddy and staff are cordially invited to Anna
Maria Island for an informal sit-down with Islanders
before the whole process begins anew.
Everyone leave their baseball bats and egos at
home, and let's see if some mutually beneficial com-
promise can't be worked out on this highly controver-
sial subject.
The Islander Bystander would be pleased to host
the event and serve as moderator.
How about it, Mr. Twiddy? It might save every-
body a bunch of time, money and grief.


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History fair winners thankful
My project partner Nita Harles and I thank you so
much for sponsoring our history project. I loved going
up on stage and receiving the plaque. Doing Anna
Maria history was fun, and I learned a lot of new and
interesting facts that I didn't know before.
Thank you again.
Christin Chiles, fifth-grade, St. Stephens

Compliance with code or not?
We urge each and every taxpayer in the City of
Holmes Beach to drive past one block on 76th Street
from Palm Drive to Marina Drive. Judge for yourself
if the two properties on that street on the north side are
in compliance to code.
At the Jan. 25 meeting, our code enforcement of-
ficer declared both properties in compliance 10
months after the original citation!
The code enforcement board could not make a de-
cision based on the evidence presented. They set a pub-
lic hearing for both properties for Feb. 26, at 9 a.m. at
City Hall.
If you care about your property values, please at-
tend the meeting and show your support. The next
property in non-compliance for 10 months could be on
your street.
Beautification begins in the neighborhood with
well-defined codes and good code enforcement.
Our mayor and city commission must step up to the
task of defining the codes covering nuisances and in-
clude abandoned properties, as other cities have done.
The taxpayers of Holmes Beach expect and de-
serve protection of property values by the city.
We hope to see you at the Feb. 26 meeting to re-
solve the question of compliance on these two proper-


D. Irene Fliin, Edward A. Mcllty're,
Holmes Beach


Truth in menu
Did you people realize what you're not eating and
paying for?
Finally, after eating at the new Bistro at Island's
End in Anna Maria, I ate real scallops and real grou-
per. The meal was absolutely wonderful anld so was tlhe


hospitality.
What I read on the menu was what I paid for and
my mother and I loved it.
Capt. Tom Garbacz, Anna Maria

Don't move the post office
We see by your masthead that your reading-public
is divided into Islanders and Bystanders and I guess we
fall into the second category, since we are winter resi-
dents only. Even so, this is our fourth winter here and
we are staying a little longer each year, because we love
it for its friendly atmosphere and its success in avoid-
ing over-development. In all probability we may decide
to buy here in the future.
We have just heard about the plans for moving the
Anna Maria Post Office, and wish to express our sor-
row at the loss of one of Anna Maria's star attractions.
The old-world charm of that square, the chance to sit
for a moment in the sun and-look over our mail, talk
with the others about that terrible weather up north, and
perhaps browse in the shops made our daily visit there
the high spot of the day.
We feel the decision to move was poor judgment
.and we are in mourning.
Hopefully there will still be enough voices among
Islanders to prevent this kind of "progress" from be-
coming a permanent development policy.
Suzanne Shepard. Anna Maria

Leave it open
1 am opposed to the closing of Beach Street for on-
street parking. The lack of public discussion on this
issue bothers me.
I ask that at least two commissioners oppose the
rescinding of on-street parking on Beach Street.
David Rogers, Anna Maria

Thanks from guild
The St. Bernard Woman's Guild would like to
thank all the members and friends who helped make the
Valentine dessert card party such a great success. Very
special thanks to all our loyal Island merchants for their
support and contributions. As in the past, their willing
cooperation is appreciated.
Burdetre Docrr, Iolmi's Beach






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 FEBRUARY 24, 1999 0 PAGE 7 M[


THOSE WERE THE DAYS
Part 1, The Halls of Anna Maria
by June Alder


Four of the five Hall children in 1970, from left: Clarence, Miriam, Luella and
Edith. Bertha is not pictured.


END OF AN ERA


Last Friday, Feb. 19, an era closed
for Anna Maria Island. The last of the
pioneers died that day. The generation
that homesteaded the Island in the final
decade of the 19th century is gone.
The life of Miriam Hall Murphy,
whose grandfather built the first home-
stead on the Island, spanned the entire
20th century almost. She was born on
Jan. 22, 1900. She died on Feb. 19, 1999.
That's just 336 days short of the 100-
year mark.
According to courthouse records,
Miriam was the third child born on the
Island; her sister Bertha was the second,
and Anna Maria Cobb Riles was the
first, both born in 1898. That was the
year George Emerson Bean died and
Wilbur and Mary Hall moved into the
house he built, remaining on the Island
until 1907 when they moved to Tampa
for the sake of their five children's edu-
cation.
I have known Miriam most of my life,
going back to my childhood in Chicago.
Miriam's brother Clarence lived a half
block from me. His two girls went to the
same grammar school I went to. My fa-
ther, an artist, worked with Clarence, a
writer on a national publication.
Clarence had four sisters who came
to visit so their children could take in the
great Chicago World's Fair. I got to
know them all, and was fascinated to
learn about the beautiful island in
Florida that their grandfather had
"homesteaded."
Miriam and her husband Tom, a
jolly Irishman, had a daughter just my
age. Despite the fact that she was much
prettier than I was with her shining black
hair and smiling Irish eyes, Kathleen
and I became fast friends and still are.
Miriam had married Tom Murphy,
a Navy recruiter, in Asheville, N.C., in
1924. When World War II broke out and
Tom went on active duty in the Pacific,
Miriam and Kathleen moved to Califor-
nia. But it was back to Anna Maria in
1952, when Tom retired.
Miriam was the first of the Hall
"five" to return to Anna Maria to live.
Tom built Miriam an airy house on
North Harbor Drive in Holmes Beach.
There was only one other house on the


street.
Miriam's sisters Luella and Bertha
(both widows) returned to their child-
hood haunts in the 1960s. Matriarch
Mary Bean Hall lived with Bertha un-
til her death in 1971 (Wilbur had died
in 1944). Clarence and his wife were
next to come in the 1970s. followed by
Edith.
The Hall clan, including children.
grandchildren and in-laws, usually got
together on the Island for Christmases.
My mother, my husband and I we
moved to Anna Maria Maria in 1972
- were privileged to be included in
the celebrations. I had the opportunity
of interviewing Miriam the history
specialist of the Hall bunch for
many hours.
The first of the Hall "five" to die
was Luella in 1984. Bertha Hall Ennis
and Clarence Hall died in 1985, Edith
Hall McCoy in 1989.
Now they're all gone. There'll be
no one around to make firsthand state-
ments about events of 10 decades ago.
It's hard to believe that nearly a
century has passed since these remark-
able people were youngsters here
when there were no bridges, only one
dirt road, a one-room schoolhouse and
fewer people than turtles. But plenty of
fish jumping in the bayous, buckets of
shellfish flourishing in the bay and an
unlimited supply of happy, lazy days
in which to do nothing.
In honor of these pioneers I have
decided to call a halt to the De Soto
story, which has consumed 19 col-
umns since last October, in favor of
telling once more the story Anna
Maria's early days enhanced with
additional information.
The lessons of history, whether
"bad" or "good" in their effect, never
grow stale. There is always something
new to be brought to light, or some-
thing old to be looked at from a differ-
ent angle.
History is worth repeating again
and again until we get it right.

Next: When it
all began


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A rare
pair
Eleven-year-
old Logan
SBystrom of
Holmes
Beach is
somewhat
shorter than
the six-foot
S.. spearfish he
'lowcaught,
S.. : shown here
mounted in
replica.







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Young Island fisher wins rare honor


Logan Bystrom of Holmes Beach hadn't forgotten
his big fish, but he thought the fuss was all over by
now. No way. He's a hero all over again.
He caught a rare fish off the Florida Keys last sum-
mer on an outing with his family, Dr. and Mrs. Will-
iam Bystrom. This winter he caught a rare award in
Miami.
His father, a Holmes Beach veterinarian, said the
family had caught 30- and 18-pound dolphins and five
lesser fish off Capt. Jim Sharpe's "Sea Boots" that hot
August day when young Logan spotted a large form
following the starboard outrigger.
He leaped to the fighting chair and quickly was
battling his first billfish. After a 20-minute fight, one


in which the fish refused to make any of those thrilling
jumps out of the water, he brought it alongside.
The mate "billed" it to bring it aboard for a quick
picture before its release, then shouted, "You've got a
spearfish."
The captain urged everyone to get cameras and
shoot as many pictures as possible, for "this is probably
the only spearfish you will ever see."
The six-foot specimen was hauled aboard, photos
shot, hook removed and quickly sent back to sea.
Captain Sharpe told the boy that his was only the ninth
spearfish ever caught off his boats in his 30-year career.
Paperwork ashore seemed the end of it, except for the
mounted replica of the Atlantic long-billed spearfish


which arrived at the Bystrom home Christmas morning.
But in January the Billfish Foundation wrote con-
gratulating "Mr. Bystrom" for winning the 1998
angler's release award for spearfish releases and invit-
ing him to the awards dinner in Miami in February.
Dr. Bystrom said that when he called, the
foundation's executive director was stunned and
thrilled to learn that Mr. Bystrom was 11 years old.
Young Logan is an experienced fisherman, with an
18-pound dolphin, a 40-pound king. 36-inch snook, 28-
inch redfish and 50-, 80- and 100-pound tarpons to his
credit, said his father.
PLEASE SEE SPEARFISH, NEXT PAGE


LUKE NEEDS YOUR VOTE MARCH 9


Here are ten more reasons to re-elect...


B~ife .:-.^-"---- MEN..-


FROM LEFT TO RIGHT above are son-in-law Sam Sato, grandsons Nicholas,
Ben and Joshua, daughter Barbara (now a Sato), more grandsons Jason and
Michael and Don's Wife Sarah. The Commissioner is seated.

DON MALONEY
for HOLMES BEACH CITY COMMISSION
THE FIRST NINE are the three generations of his family
pictured above that call Holmes Beach home. They cover all ages,
from first grade to Medicare. In addition to his extensive community
involvement, they help keep him aware of the needs and dreams of
all our citizens of all ages.
THE TENTH REASON is that Don has the education and the
experience in both business and government and the ability to
make sure that those needs and desires become realities.
ON MARCH 9, your vote to keep Don on the Commission will be
a vote to keep our city the way we love it while we make it even
better. You know he can do that, because ...
"He's been there. He's done that ...
... and he's done it RIGHT!"

Any questions? Call Don at 778-4865.
Pd Pol Ad by campaign to elect Don Maloney


LUKE




to a 4th term

for

Holmes Beach Commissioner
Last week I asked you to call me with your concerns
and ideas about our home the City of Holmes Beach.
Thank you the response was great.
PLEASE CONTINUE TO CALL.
You confirmed that your concerns match mine.
As your commissioner we will continue to find solutions for:
CREEPING TAX INCREASES
POOR DRAINAGE
TRAFFIC/SPEEDING
WATERCRAFT NOISE
BEAUTIFICATION
PROPERTY RIGHTS
COUNTY SERVICES
RESPONSIVE GOVERNMENT

Call me at 778-5405
As always, I not only listen... I hear.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M FEBRUARY 24, 1999 U PAGE 9 IE


Programs at Mote
Mote Marine Laboratory will open its March
Monday Night at Mote schedule with Marianne
Klingel discussing "Animal Assisted Therapy."
She is recreational therapist and director of public
relations at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium.
The Monday night presentations begin at 7
p.m. at the Martin-Selby Education Center at
Mote, which is at 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway
on City Island, just off the south approach to the
New Pass Bridge.
Admission is free to Mote members and one
guest, $5 for non-members. The aquarium doors will
open at 6 p.m. for viewing. Other events:
.March 8 "Urban Sea Turtles and Their
Nests: Lessons From Their Predators," Dr. Jeanette
Wyneken, turtle conservationist and research associ-
ate professor, Florida Atlantic University.
March 15 "Films Under the Sea: Borneo
and Papua New Guinea," Stan Waterman, under-
water explorer and underwater cinematographer.
March 22 "Odysseys of Environmental
Cinematography," Bob Hite, environmental film
producer and anchor, WFLA-TV, Tampa.
March 29 "Molluscan Biodiversity in the
Florida Keys,'" Dr. Paula M. Mikkelson, curator of
malacology, American Museum of Natural History.


SPEARFISH, FROM PAGE 8
A fifth-grader at Anna Maria Island Elementary
School, he plays soccer, baseball and guitar.
Will he try for another spearfish?
"I guess so," Logan said, "but catching tarpon is
funner."


[ISLA-NDER


ELECTION, FROM PAGE 5
dent of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and a member of
the American Legion, Elks Club, Knights of Columbus,
Island Garden Club and Anna Maria Power Squadron.
Maloney and his wife Sarah came to the Island in
1992 and have two sons, two daughters and 11 grandchil-
dren.

Q: Should the Island cities join together to hire an
emergency manager to administer the Island Emer-
gency Operations Center and all of the new state man-
dates dealing with flood mitigation?
A: Yes. It's a job that has to be done, but I'm not sure
it's a full-time job. Someone has to be responsible to ad-
minister the Island's emergency plan and the three cities
should share the cost.
My concern is that although each city has a plan, none
of them know what the other's doing. For example dur-
ing Hurricane Georges, Longboat Key evacuated but no
one knew about it until they were gone. We were also
getting conflicting information from various sources.
In addition, most people assume that hurricanes are
the only disasters we have to worry about, but we have to
be ready to deal with situations such as bridge accidents,
wildfires and plane crashes.


Walter Stewart
Although he has considered running in the past,
this is Walter Stewart's first try for a commission seat
in Holmes Beach.
Stewart served as a pilot in the U.S. Army for 23
years, then worked for the federal government as a civil
engineer. Stewart was awarded seven patents, includ-
ing an aircraft escape means for the B 1 bomber and a


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gunfire shock simulator.
He retired to Florida in 1972 and completed a de-
gree in political science at the University of Tampa, an
endeavor he began as an Army cadet in 1943. Follow-
ing that, he earned a master's degree in industrial and


Stewart


technical arts education at
the University of South
Florida and graduated from
the local police academy.
Stweart taught metrology
at Manatee Community Col-
lege and served as a Manatee
County court bailiff, both for
four years. He ran unsuccess-
fully for Manatee County
sheriff in 1980, served as a
substitute teacher in the


Manatee County School system and served as an Anna
Maria police officer.
He has been an Island property owner for 40 years
and a resident for 28 years. His wife Margaret is a
member of the Gutierrez family, representing 105 years
on the Island. The couple have one daughter.

Q: What can be done to make the code enforce-
ment board more effective and to ensure that its or-
ders are enforced and its fines are collected? Should
the city's code enforcement officer remain reactive
or become proactive?
A: The commission has to give the board the horse-
power necessary to enforce the codes. The commission
has to give the board the intrinsic right to enforce the
laws, give the code enforcement officer some power
and put some teeth into the city's ordinances.
I think the code enforcement officer should be
more active in looking for violations.


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Attend Pittsburgh Pirates'
games free
The Anna Maria Island Community Center is
seeking adult volunteers to man concession stands
during 17 Pittsburgh Pirates' spring training games in
Bradenton.
A percentage of sales goes to the Center. Proceeds
exceeded $4,000 last year thanks to dozens of support-
ers who served at the stadium.
The schedule of games begins on March 3. Six to
eight volunteers are needed for each game between
the hours of 10:45 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Work will in-
volve light concession sales and no heavy lifting will
be required.
Free admission and parking passes will be pro-
vided. Individuals, couples, businesses and civic or-
ganizations are invited to pick a date or dates on be-
half of the 1,200 children and teens served annually
by Center programs.
To sign up or for more information, call the Cen-
ter at 778-1908.

Cruises offered up
Manatee River in March
A narrated, three-hour cruise up the Manatee
River will be offered March 4 and March 18. Featured
will be history and stories of the people who once
lived along the river's banks.
Sponsored by the Manatee Heritage Association,
the cruises depart from Cortez aboard the "Cortez
Lady," located at 4334 127th St. W. Tickets are $12
and officials urge people to purchase them in advance.
The cruises will begin at 10 a.m., and the boat will
return to the dock at 1 p.m. Lunch is available for an
additional charge aboard the boat.
For more information, call "Cortez Lady" at 761-
9777 or the Manatee Heritage Association at 741-
4070.

Historical museum open
house set for March 3
The Anna Maria Island Historical Society will
hold an open house Wednesday, March 3, from 10
a.m. to 8 p.m. at the museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria.
Featured will be volunteers dressed in period cos-
tumes giving tours of the museum. Early Island crafts
demonstrated on the grounds will include basketry,
quilting, pottery, painting, palm frond art, birds cre-
ated from coconuts, and beading. Early settlers bread
will also be on sale.
There will also be a scavenger hunt for children.
The gift shop, selling books, pictures, T-shirts,
tote bags and shell crafts will be open.
For more information, call 778-0492.

Pancake breakfast benefit
The Anna Maria/West Side Fire-Rescue Volun-
teers will hold a pancake breakfast on March 6 from
8 a.m. to noon at the Elks Lodge, 2511 75th St.,
Bradenton. Pancakes, sausage, coffee and orange
juice will be served.


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Blue ribbon winner
Artist Linda Sanders won a blue ribbon for her
recycled bottle fish wind spinner at the Woman's
Club of Anna Maria Island annual art and craft
show held at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center in February. Islander Photo: Carrie Price


SAM election, program
set Saturday
Save Anna Maria Inc. will elect officers and hear
a beautification proposal when it meets at 11:30 a.m.
Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Marina Bay restaurant, 5325
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
The possibility of an Island-wide beautification
program without federal enhancement funds will be
discussed by Marge Soeffker. Information may be ob-
tained at 778-6810.


'Student Exhibit'
at Art League
The Anna Maria Island Art League will open its
"Student Exhibit" Friday, Feb. 26, at the league's gal-
lery, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach.
Submissions will be accepted through Thursday,
Feb. 25, and awards will be presented at a reception
from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. Friday.
The exhibit will feature works done under the tu-
telage of Sandy French, Pegi Clark Pearson, Barbara
Singer and Julie Claudel Stewart. The exhibit will be
open through March 25. Further information may be
obtained at 778-2099.

Ask not
what your
city can do
.I for you ...
Holmes Beach
resident Susan
Lonzo is the first
T volunteer to man
the reception desk

i hall. Mayor Carol
Whitmore has
asked Lonzo to
coordinate volun-
teers throughout
all city depart-
ments. Call city
S 'f hall at 708-5800
.Ti to volunteer.
.: Islander Photo:
,.. Pat Copeland.






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 FEBRUARY 24, 1999 0 PAGE 11 II


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Of the three incumbents and three challengers,
challenger Rich Bohnenberger led the pack in collect-
ing campaign contributions for the Holmes Beach com-
mission election.
Bohnenberger collected $2,048 in cash and checks
from 25 contributors, with contributions ranging from
$3 to $500. In addition he loaned himself $100, for a
total war chest of $2,148 for the reporting period end-
ing Feb. 12.
Bohnenberger has spent $310.32 for the election
filing fee, signs, mailing labels and a newspaper adver-
tisement.
Incumbent Luke Courtney was in second place for
the amount of collections, with $500 in cash and checks
from one contributor, $683 in loans from himself and
$65 of in-kind contributions, for a total of $1,248.01.
Courtney spent $931.21 on the election qualifying
fee, signs and cards, a newspaper advertisement and a
list of registered voters.


Incumbent Pat Geyer collected $850 in cash and
checks from two contributors and from her business,
Duffy's Tavern. She loaned herself $400 and received
$107 of in-kind services from her husband Ed.
Geyer has spent only $48 on her election filing fee.
Incumbent Don Maloney collected $315 in cash
and checks from six contributors and $370 in loans to
himself, for a total of $685.
Maloney spent $538.33 on the election filing fee,
mailing labels, tags, a list of registered voters, two
newspaper ads, signs, hand bills, stamps, invitations,
sign boards and copying services.
Challenger Sheila Hurst has received $90 in con-
tributions ranging from $5 to $20 from seven con-
tributors.
Hurst has spent $87.29 on sign supplies, a receipt
book, T-shirts, a list of registered voters and a cam-
era to take campaign photographs.
Challenger Walter Stewart is the most frugal can-
didate. He has neither collected nor spent any cam-
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Between 10,000 and 15,000 visitors crowded the
historic fishing village Saturday, with weather just
about perfect. By Sunday the weather had turned, with
wind and rain and a decided chill, but still people came
- 7,500 to 10,000 of them, according to a prime or-
ganizer, Karen Bell.
All was festive and pleasant, she said, with only
one bit of nastiness: Someone stole the "before" photo
poster of the old fishnet camp, leaving only "after" in
the display at Fulford Fish House.
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Pony rides on the waterfront kept young cowboys and cowgirls busy on the "trail" through Cortez.


Alcee Taylor welcomed
visitors to the Cortez Fishing
Festival to tour the
boatworks beneath his
waterfront home.


: Islander Photos:
t"". -H' Elaine Stroili and
Bonner Presswood
Sharks, art and craft shopping, food and fi lasted
two days on the streets of Cortez at the annual
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Ecumenical service
at 3 p.m. Sunday
The annual Anna Maria Island Ecumenical Ser-
vice will be at St. Bernard Catholic Church Sunday,
Feb. 28, at 3 p.m. with representatives of all seven
Island churches participating.
Members of Island choirs will join in the anthem
and Rev. Jack Carrol of Island Baptist Church will
deliver the message.
The annual event is sponsored by All Island De-
nominations to "celebrate religious likenesses and
respect differences."
AID is the organization of all churches on the Is-
land and is a clearinghouse for churches supplying
assistance to the Island's needy.
The offering at the Ecumenical Service will go
toward the AID scholarship fund.


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Church to close drive-through
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Holmes Beach will
close the drive-through in the parking lot by closing off
the entrance on Palm Drive. The action is a safety
measure. A flowered berm will be used to close the
drive and work is scheduled to begin March 16.
The main entrance to the parking lot will be from
Marina Drive.
Guild sponsors dance
The Ladies Guild of St. Bernard Catholic Church
will sponsor a spaghetti dinner and dance at 6 p.m.
Saturday, Feb.27, at the church activity center, 248 S.
Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
Live music is on the program for listening and
dancing. Reservations for the $12 affair may be made
at 778-3397, 778-0514 and 778-4769.
Seminar at Island Baptist
"How to Become a Woman God Can Use" will be
the subject of a seminar presented by Gentle Spirits
Revival Saturday, Feb. 27, at Island Baptist Church,
8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria City.
Robbie Leech will speak at the free seminar, lead-
ing a study of the book of Nehemiah in the Bible. Re-
freshments will be served at 8 a.m. and the program
will begin at 9. Further information may be obtained at
794-5265.


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Miriam Hall Murphy
Miriam Hall Murphy, granddaughter of
the first homesteader on Anna Maria Island,
died Feb. 19, at age 99. She was a resident of
Westminster Asbury Manor, Bradenton.
She was granddaughter of George
Emerson Bean, having been born of Wilbur
and Mary Hall, residents of the first home-
stead built by Bean at the north point.
Mrs. Murphy was the third of five chil-
dren born to the Halls, who remained here
until 1907 when they moved to Tampa for
the sake of the children's education.
Mrs. Murphy returned to live on Anna
Maria in 1952 when her husband retired.
She was the only survivor of the Hall
children.
She is survived by her daughter,
Kathleen Peters, of Los Angeles, one grand-
daughter and one great grandson.
A memorial service will be announced at
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The Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary has its first per-
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She was rescued last fall when a construction
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suburban Sarasota, and called the sanctuary. A rescue
team of three captured the bird and took her to the sanc-
tuary for surgery.
The wing was found to be so badly injured that part
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She spent a month recovering enough to be moved
into a new eagle habitat build for her by Ernie Simmons
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That is where she will live from now on, said
Simmons, sanctuary project specialist. "She's doing
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The final stage of her adjustment was gradual in-
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lic display.
Simmons said the sanctuary rescues from four to
six eagles each year, but Liberty is the first to have to
stay. The Pelican Man is on City Island, off the south
approach of the New Pass Bridge at the south end of
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SSchool menu
Monday, 3/1/99
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice
Lunch: Corn Dog or Cheese Croissant, Salad, *
Juice, Fruit
* Tuesday, 3/2/99
* Breakfast: Breakfast Pocket, Toast, Juice
S Lunch: Chicken Patty or McRib Sandwich,
* Carrots with Dip, Juice, Peaches
Wednesday, 3/3/99
* Breakfast: Eggs, Toast, Juice
S Lunch: Hamburger Gravy over Mashed
Potatoes or Pork Shape, Broccoli, Roll,
* Dessert
Thursday, 3/4/99
Breakfast: Pretzel with Cheese, Juice
Lunch: Barbecue Chicken Wings or Mini .
S Ham and Cheese Chef Salad, Seasoned
* Noodles, Salad, Cornbread, Juice
* Friday, 3/5/99
* Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice
* Lunch: Pizza or Nachos and Cheese, Salad, *
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Employee of
the year Tom Widner
Tom Widner has been recognized as Anna Maria
Elementary School's Employee of the Year for 1999.
The program is designed to recognize exemplary
support personnel for significant contributions they
make in their schools. Widner has worked as a
custodian at the school for 10 years. While the
children are in class, he landscapes the grounds.
When they return home, he cleans the classrooms.
He said what he likes most about his job are the
people he works with. He moved to Florida from
Alabama in 1980 and has four children, ages 7 to 14.
In his spare time, Widner likes to read, work out and
spend time on the beach with his children.


Final sendoff for Mr. K
Mere minutes before Principal Jim Kronus would
depart from Anna Maria Elementary School to begin
his retirement, he was escorted to the cafeteria
where five large cakes were waiting for all to enjoy.
To wish Kronus well, each child from every class
gave him a shiny new penny and he in turn shook the
boy's hands and hugged the girls, including
McKenzie Kosfeld. He hugged a few boys too.


Congratulations
Anna Maria Elementary, School students of the week are, left to right, front to back, Chad Richardson, Breann
Richardson, Miles Hostetler, Sarah Howard, Laura Wilks, Chelsea Du DeVoire, Phelps Tracy, Jordan
Fletcher, Lillie Marnie, Monique Ellsworth, Olivia Langston, Saige Sackett, Stephanie Gift, Nick Smith and
Zack Geeraerts.


It's all in the genes
Teacher Joan Sackett's fourth and fifth-grade class at Anna Maria Elementary School won first place in the
Science Fair held in January. Science teachers from King Middle School were the judges. The class project
was entitled Genes: Recessive and Dominant.


Hot shot
basketball winners
in fourth, fifth grades
Fourth and fifth-grade physical education
classes at Anna Maria Elementary School
have been shooting up a storm in this year's
Annual Hot-Shot Basketball Contest.
Students have one minute to make as
many baskets as possible from designated
spots on the court that are worth one, two and
three points.
This year's winners are fourth-grader
Brooke Tanner, who scored 20 points, and
fifth-grader Shawn Koerber, who successfully
defended his title by breaking last year's
record with a score of 39 points.
Finishing second was fifth-grader Olivia
Langston with a score of 19. Fifth-grader
Lillie Marnie tied with fr-'rth-grader Amber
Barth for third pla '"* ore of 18 points.
For the boys, ,ifth-grader Andrew
Prudente finished second with 36 points and
fourth-grader Zach Shields finished third with
20 points.







Cha cha's on tap
Monday night
Couples and singles are invited to learn, brush up
on or perfect their cha cha technique in a two-session
dance workshop from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, March I
and March 8, at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. The instruc-
tor is professional dancer Robin Rhodes. Class fee is $7
for Center members, $8 for non-members.
For more information, call 778-1908.

Woman's club to meet
The Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island will
meet at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City, at 1 p.m. Wednes-
day, March 3. Information is available at 778-3659.

Gulf Coast Writers
meet Monday
The Gulf Coast Writers group will meet at 10:15
a.m. Monday, March 1, at the Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive Holmes Beach. Guest speaker will
be Jim Schriner, life history teacher and owner of
Bayside Press. Information is available at 761-9036.

Humorous poet
addresses guild
Marguerite Loucks Dye, whom friends identify as
"The Lucille Ball of Poetry," will speak to the Artists
Guild of Anna Maria Island Monday, March 1, at the
Episcopal Church of the Annunciation fellowship hall,
4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Refreshments will be at 6:30 p.m. and Dye's
"Laugh and Live Longer" presentation at 7. Details
may be obtained at 778-6694.


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Happenings
"Carnival," an old-fashioned tent show on the
stage, will open Thursday, Feb. 25, at the Players
Theater, 838 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, running
through March 14. Tickets are $16 for adults, $9 for
students.
Auditions for "Tunnels in the Crust" will be at
6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28, at the Players, with three
men and three women, ages 20-60, needed. Details
may be obtained at 365-2494.
The Selby Gallery at Ringling School of Art and
Design will present "Alan E. Cober: A Retrospective
Afterlife," featuring works of the late illustrator, be-
ginning with a reception at 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26.
The exhibit will remain through March 31.The gal-
lery is on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way near North
Tamiami Trail in Sarasota.


New graduate
Airman Robert S. Wallace has graduated from six
weeks of basic training at Lackland Air Force Base,
Texas. He is the son of Robert J. Wallace, 2303
Avenue B, Bradenton Beach, and Wendy K. Wallace
of Grand Junction, Colo.

Chaplin, Manus
show at Corbino
The exhibition "A Search for Serenity" will open
with an artist reception at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, at
Corbino Galleries, 5350 Gulf of Mexico Drive,
Longboat Key.
The minimalist exhibition, featuring landscape
painter George Chaplin and sculptor Jane Manus, will
continue until March 12. Hours of the gallery are 10
a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Details may
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Matt McDonough, a fourth-grader at Anna
Maria Elementary School, took second place at
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Manatee Community College on Dec. 12. Com-
petitors had a chance to advance to State, Re-
gional and National finals.
Participants shot 25 free throws. Scores
were matched with others in the same age group.
McDonough, who made the basket 16 out of 25
times, said his free throw tip is to make sure you
shoot the ball the same way on every free throw
and always follow through.
He plays center and forward for the Knick's,
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ball team sponsored by Sign of the Mermaid res-
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Mullet season through,

'snakes' begin
By Jim Hanson '
Islander Correspondent
The mullet fishing season has just ended, and it
turned out to be a time of halves: Half the former prices
for less than half the former catch.
Karen Bell of A.P. Bell Fish Co. in Cortez said
commercial fishermen provided Bell, that last working
fish house in the village, with about 200,000 pounds of
mullet this season.
That compared with "easily half a million to three-
quarters of a million pounds before the net ban" with
which state voters in 1995 prohibited gillnet fishing,
Until then the prime means of harvesting mullet.
Prices this season "never got over $1 per pound," she
said, whereas in the old days they hovered around $2.
Still, she pointed out that the catch was impressive,
considering that all the mullet were caught by hand-cast
nets and small seines of less than 500 square feet. The
200,000-pound harvest was equal to the 1997 season's,
she said.
Her company removes the roe, eggs that females
carry in thousands, and sells it abroad, mainly Taiwan,
France, Spain and Egypt. The fish itself is frozen to be
sold commercially, though local fish fries consume a
certain amount at cost.
Bell explained that after spawning mullet come
back in from the Gulf and lose their fat, becoming so
long and skinny that fishermen refer to them as Comr
"snakes." And they disperse, not bunching up in Don Fle.
schools they do in winter. commit
S Gradually now they will "thicken," as fishermen cation C
describe fattening, and gather in schools around June, year in I
when they can be profitably fished again. The mullet participate
is vegetarian and seldom caught with a hook, so netting Cale, Gc
is the catcher of choice. liner of.
Commercial fishing will be slow until pompano paid for
and mackerel show up in early spring, added Bell.

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SFeb. 10, domestic, 500 block of Spring. The sub-
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violence, said the report. The deputy issued domestic
packets.
Feb. 12, trespass warning, 100 block of Man-
grove. The deputy observed the subject inside a vacant,
condemned structure and a city official issued a tres-
pass warning.
Feb. 17, domestic battery, 200 block of Willow.
The victim and suspect had a dispute which escalated
into physical violence, said the report. The suspect was
placed in custody and a check revealed he had a war-
rant.
Feb. 19, warrant arrest, 500 block of Pine.

Bradenton Beach
Feb. 16, submerged vehicle, 1400 Gulf Drive S.,
boat ramp. The subject was backing his vehicle down
the ramp and it sank, said the report. The officer issued
a citation for careless driving.

Holmes Beach
Feb. 12, lost property a cellular phone, 2900
block of Avenue E.
Feb. 13, traffic, 6600 block of Marina Drive. The
officer on patrol observed the subject driving a vehicle
with the wrong tag and issued a citation.
Feb. 13. domestic, 4100 block of Gulf Drive. The
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The officer advised them about domestic laws.
Feb. 13, burglary, 100 block of 36th Street. The
victim reported an unknown person entered the resi-
dence and removed 10 to 12 hockey cards valued at
$600, a Beanie Baby valued at $100, a card box valued
at $1, 20 CDs valued at $300, clothes valued at $25,
Canadian currency valued at $100, a pair of roller
blades valued at $200, a 35-mm camera and lens val-
ued at $450, a tote bag valued at $5 and sweat pants
valued at $20.
Feb. 15, assistance, 100 block of 75th Street. The
officer was dispatched to a report of a dog attack and
found the subject sprawled on the lawn with a choke
hold on a large chow. The subject said the dog attacked
the victim's cat and when the victim attempted to in-
tervene, the cat bit her several times.
The subject said he pulled the dog off the cat but
it slipped out of its collar and attempted to resume the
attack. The subject then tackled the dog. The officer se-
cured the dog and called EMS to treat the victim. The
officer reported the incident to Manatee County Ani-
mal Control.
Feb. 17, lost property a wallet, 5313 Gulf
Drive, Eckerd's Beach Store.
Feb. 17, lost property F.B.I. and U.S.
marshal's badges, cases and photo identification, 500
block of 75th Street.
Feb. 17, suspicious- gas drive off of $13, 3015
Gulf Drive, Citgo.
Feb. 17, disturbance, 4500 block of Gulf Drive.
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subject involved in a loud verbal argument. He noted
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Feb. 17, traffic, 700 block of Manatee Avenue.
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Island Sports

1The week
that was...
By Kevin P. Cassidy


IFC knocked out of
Division Cup
Islander Bystander/O'Hara's adult soccer team
played perhaps the worst game of its three-year ex-
istence in taking a 2-0 loss to the St. Pete Thunder
Feb. 21 at G.T. Bray Park in Bradenton. The loss
. eliminates IFC from the Division Cup, which they so
desperately wanted to win, and leaves them one loss
from ending the season.
They now must continue practicing in order to
stay sharp for a March 14 President's Cup match
against the Lakeland Lions, who eliminated the Is-
landers from the League Cup a year ago.
The Islanders felt confident coming into the
match, as they had virtually a full squad for the first
time all year and were coming off a win over the
Sarasota Football Club Hustlers in which they
played well, but it was just "one of those days" for
the locals on Sunday.
The Thunder's first goal was a tremendous shot,
but one that IFC would let them take 10 times from
the same spot. St. Pete mid-fielder Matt Musto
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Scott Lindsey's far post for a 1-0 lead which held
until halftime.
The Islanders had their chances in the first half,
but just couldn't finish or make a last pass in order
to score. Mid-fielder Andy Smith just missed tying
the score when he ripped a shot from 25-yards, but
the ball went over the goal.
Another great opportunity was lost when Ken
Bowers sent a cross inside to Spencer Taylor, who
one-timed the ball on goal, but the St. Pete goalie
tipped it just wide. To everyone's surprise, the ref-
eree gave the Thunder a goal kick instead of a
chance at a corner kick.
Late in the first half, the locals finally strung
some passes together as Smith, Raul Gomez and
Augusto Solano worked the ball up the right side.
Smith one-timed a pass from Gomez to Solano, who
timed the looping pass perfectly to hit a scintillating
volley that beat the goalie, but again just cleared the
cross bar.
It looked like the Islanders were going to get
back into the match in the second half as they came
out with a lot of energy but still couldn't solve Thun-
der goalie Joey Onforment, who continually teased
the locals by playing way off his line, inviting the
Islanders to try and shoot over him.
Islander Bystander/O'Hara's best chance came
when Jeff Nelson pounced on a loose ball in the pen-
alty box and poked it past the goalie, but his shot
rolled just wide of the goal.
The game was effectively over in the 80th
minute when Tadhg O'Gara beat a hard-charging


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Anna Maria Island Little League starts the sea-,
son with a fundraising pasta dinner Friday, Feb. 26,
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
Sean Murphy, owner of Beach Bistro and Bis-
tro at Island's End will cater the kick-off banquet.
For ticket prices of $5 for adults and $4 for
children, folks will enjoy Murphy's pasta and
sauce, Caesar salad, garlic bread and cold drinks.
Parents are asked to bring a dessert to share.
Players will pick up uniforms at the dinner.
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Lindsey to a long, looping pass and slipped it past
him for a 2-0 lead that held until the final whistle.
Man of the match for the Islanders was Rich
Bell, while Tony Louis-Charles and goalie Scott
Lindsey stood out for stellar play during an other-
wise forgettable performance by IFC.

Baseball season is here!
The Anna Maria Island Little League baseball
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Island Baptist Church to the Center and a jamboree
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Little League
tryouts bring
out future stars
Alex Wright shows his
battingform to the
coaches at the Anna
Maria Island Community
Center which included
a loooooong reach ...


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That's it for this week. I had hoped to have some
news on the Woltze Sunday Invitational but I didn't
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parade this Saturday
at Center
Little League baseball returns to the Anna
Maria Island Community Center Saturday with a
kick-off parade and day-long jamboree.
Beginning at 9 a.m., players from all 18
teams will get a chance strut their stuff in a pa-
rade. Mustering is at the Island Baptist Church in
Anna Maria at 9 a.m., when the parade begins
and progresses to the Center on Magnolia Av-
enue.
Once there, the games begin at 10 a.m. All
players will get a chance to bat and play in the
outfield during the event, which runs until 8 p.m.
No game will last more than one hour, and all
games will start and end at the scheduled times
without exception, say the Little League organiz-
ers.
T-ball games will start the day's event with
games beginning at 10 a.m., followed by AA
games at 11:30 a.m., AAA games start at 1:30
p.m. and Major league teams will be up to bat
starting at 4 p.m.
The pre-season games are "just for fun" and
will not count in 1999 standings. The concession
stand will be open.
Call Little League President Bob Gibbons at
778-7431 for more information.



they've been getting four or five foursomes out ev-
ery Sunday and having a great time.
If you have sports news to report or need infor-
mation, leave me a message at 756-9800 or call my
new number 749-6113. You can e-mail me at
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Doom awaits oh, the horror of it all!


Doom is fast approaching. The world as we
know it may end in a little more than 10 months -
or 20 months, depending on how you view the tim-
ing of the upcoming millennium.
Hide now.
We've seen a media frenzy for the past few years
over the Y2K computer glitch, that little oversight
computer programmers made decades ago when they
forgot-to set up computer clocks to deal with the
transition from 1999 to 2000.
Forecasts originally called for modern society to
come to a screeching halt at the stroke of midnight
Dec. 31, 1999.
Now, the predictions are not so grim and it ap-
pears that we will be able to continue to survive. At
least that's what "they" are saying. Some are true un-
believers, and there are still reports of people stock-
piling canned goods and building bunkers to survive
the holocaust that they are sure will follow that one-
second bomb that will halt banks, power companies,
information networks and anything else computer
driven.
There's a more insidious problem that has be-
gun, though, as every media outlet around seems to
be gearing up for "the big party" when the 20th cen-
tury turns into the 21st century.
You already can't book a room at the more
popular resorts for New Year's Eve. Cruise ships are
filled up. New York City is anticipating an influx of
millennium celebrants the likes of which even that
huge city has never seen before.
The local newspapers that come out every day
are starting to fill up with pages and pages of copy
about where we've been and where we're going in
the next century. And it's only February.
Wait until the pundits get done bashing Bill and
Monica and turn their attention to the millennium -
the term "feeding frenzy" won't even come close to
what we'll have to put up with. Paparazzi on speed.
Even the Island is getting into the act. Represen-
tatives from each city have been appointed to get to-
gether and come up with some sort of celebration to
inaugurate the next 100 years. There's been talk of
a parade, a party and other good stuff.
Yikes.
Of course, the real millennium change will take
place at midnight Dec. 31, 2000, but hey! any excuse
for a party, right?

More doom and gloom
Speaking of doomsday, aliens are still among us
here on the Island. Even as you read this, they are


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slowly taking over the natives, warping them to the
alien way, changing them in ways too insidious to
even contemplate.
For 50 years, we have had alien, exotic plant and
animal species living in our midst. At first we
thought they were an asset stately Australian
pines, perky Brazilian peppers, stalwart Melaleuca
- but now we know different.
The exotic plants that we once liked so much are
slowly choking out native, natural plants. The
myriad plant life common on the Island is being
overrun by single-species growth, called monocul-
ture, which creates something of a desert in the plant
world.
Brazilian pepper chokes out mangroves and un-
derstory growth, reducing habitat for birds, insects
and animals.
Australian pines, with their copious needles, also
halt low-level plants from growing under them and,
with the pines' shallow root structure, tend to easily
tip over in high winds while the branches snap off
like toothpicks.
Melaleucas, or punk trees, were originally im-
ported to drain the Everglades. They now have taken
root there to the point that the trees are thought to be
a major contributor in the low-water problem in the
Glades.
You get the picture without the need to mention
water hyacinths, citrus canker, the Mediterranean
fruit fly or the walking catfish.
But it appears there is some relief in sight if you
believe the government is your friend and is here to
help.
The Clinton Administration has formed a special
Invasive Species Council to step up the war against
exotics.
Although funding is uncertain as yet, at least it
should focus attention on the problem and perhaps
come up with some solutions.

Bad Mitch! Bad Georges!
Those two hurricanes may never again bother us
if predictions from global weather prognosticators


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When a particularly bad storm comes along, they re-
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lists.

Really bad
To round out this "bad" column, here's some
more name-word puzzles that are probably sure to
make you groan.
An anagram, as you know, is a word or phrase
made by transposing or rearranging the letters of an-
other word or phrase. The following were sent to me
by Steve Gooding and, as he puts it, "Someone out
there either has way too much time to waste or is
deadly at Scrabble."

Dormitory Dirty Room
Evangelist Evil's Agent
Desperation A Rope Ends It
The Morse Code Here Come Dots
Slot Machines Cash Lost in 'em
Animosity Is No Amity
Mother-in-law Woman Hitler
Snooze Alarms Alas! No More Z's
Alec Guinness Genuine Class
Semolina Is No Meal
The Public Art Galleries Large Picture Halls,
I Bet
A Decimal Point I'm a Dot in Place
The Earthquakes That Queer Shake
Eleven plus two Twelve plus one
Contradiction Accord not in it

This one's truly amazing: "To be or not to be:
that is the question, whether 'tis nobler in the mind
to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous for-
tune.
And the anagram: "In one of the Bard's best-
thought-of tragedies, our insistent hero, Hamlet,
queries on two fronts about how life turns rotten."
And for the grand finale: "That's one small step
for a man, one giant leap for mankind." Neil
Armstrong.
The anagram: "A thin man ran: makes a large
stride, left planet, pins flag on moon. On to Mars!"

Sandscript factoid
Enough with words here's a math factoid.
111,111,111 x 111,111,111
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Grouper fishing continues to peak offshore


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Fishing remains excellent, despite the cold fronts
that keep most people in port. In the backwater, look
for redfish, sheepshead, some scattered snook and
pompano. Offshore, grouper action continues to be at
its peak, with gag, red and blacks all coming on strong.
Other catches offshore include snapper, cobia, amber-
jack and big barracuda. Oh, and there are some scat-
tered reports of kingfish starting to move through the
area.
Anglers at the Anna Maria City Pier are reeling
in lots of sheepshead using tube worms or fiddler crabs
as bait, plus a couple nice-sized snook and sea bass.
Annie's Bait & Tackle said that Capt. Zack on the
Dee Jay II said fishing right now is between winter and
spring action. He's getting cobia and Spanish mackerel
in the Gulf, and snook, reds, spotted seatrout, flounder
and sheepshead in the bays. Future fishing will target
snook until probably June, he said, when his full atten-
tion will go toward tarpon.
Capt. Sam Kimball on the Legend said grouper are
biting in about 50 feet of water in the Gulf, with lots of
gags and reds up to about 10 pounds. He's also putting
his charters onto a few 12-pound bonita and pompano
in the backwater.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair said sheep-
shead and snapper are being caught off the Skyway
Bridge reef system, and redfish are thick in Champaign
Bayou and in the Manatee River.
Capt. Curt Morrison on the Neva-Miss said his
offshore trips are producing a good cooler for his cli-
ents. Consider this: gag grouper to 12 pounds, black
grouper to 15 pounds, red grouper to eight pounds,
scamp to five pounds, all using live pinfish or cut
thread herring as bait. He's also getting a bunch of
snapper, some 12-pound bonita, Spanish mackerel
and barracuda in the 35-pound range off homemade
lures. His assessment is that fishing is excellent right
now, although the weather does occasionally keep
him on his toes.
Capt. Rick Gross said he pulled in a 29-inch trout
last week, plus lots of redfish limit catches on ev-
ery trip, in fact. Snook action has slowed a bit with the
cold fronts blowing through.
Capt. Steve Salgado said he's getting cobia to 40
pounds, redfish, lots of sheepshead and some snook.
Capt. Mark Bradow said he's getting limit
catches of redfish most day, plus plenty of sheepies
around any of the docks.
Capt. Scott Greer on the Stray Dog said getting
into grouper and snapper right now, with some amber-
jack, cobia and a few straggler kingfish.
On my boat Magic we're catching lots of five-
pound sheepshead, limit catches of 27-inch redfish,
four-pound mangrove snapper and a few nice four-
pound trout.
Capt. Tom Chaya said he put one lucky angler
onto a 55-pound cobia before the cold front whipped
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Capt. Glenn Corder said he's putting clients onto
black and gag grouper fairly close to shore in about
50 feet of water and snapper fishing is still good.
Dave Johnson at the Snead Island Crab House
said black drum are still up the river, a few snook are
being reeled in from Terra Ceia Bay and mangrove
snapper are under the Sunshine Skyway Bridge.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said there are
lots of sheepshead around the docks, piers and
bridges, and if you stop in the store he'll give you
some pointers to bring home a cooler of convict fish.
Offshore, amberjack at up to 50 pounds are hanging
around the deep-water structures, and grouper fish-
ing is at its peak.
At the South Skyway Fishing Pier, look to catch
Spanish mackerel, drum, flounder, snapper, a few small
sharks and grouper.
Capt. Mike Greig said before the wind came up
with the fronts he was gets lots of gag grouper and
mangrove snapper, cobia in both the bay and Gulf, and
pompano, spotted seatrout and redfish on the seagrass
flats.
Capt. Ray Markham said he's getting into snook,
redfish and trout in Miguel and Terra Ceia bays, with
artificial lures his preferred bait.
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Horseshoe winners
Winners in the Feb. 17 horseshoe games were Tim
Markel of Holmes Beach and Jim Spencer of Anna
Maria. Runners-up were Eric Dorn and Jack Cooper,
both of Holmes Beach.
Winners in the Feb. 20 games were Markel and
George McKay of Anna Maria. Runners-up were Roger
Kipp of Bradenton and Bill Starrett of Anna Maria.
The weekly contests get underway every Wednes-
day and Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria City Hall
Park, 10005 Gulf Drive. and everyone is welcome.


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Feb 25 2:44 -0.4 7:41 2.0 -
Feb 26 8:50p' 2.0 3:43 -0.5 12:09 1.2 2:07 1.1
Feb 27 9:49p" 2.0 4:30 -0.5 12:17 1.3 3:24 1.1
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Marl 11:25p' 1.9 5:43 -0.3 12:50 1.3 4:56 0.7
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door or over the phone. If you have to de-
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BUILDERS HOME FURNITURE Displayed but never
used. Four-piece bedroom sets $259; sofa and love
seat $399; queen bed set $199; full $159; twin $129;;
futons (sofa by day bed at night) frame and mat $199;
daybed (white with brass finials) including 2 mattresses
and pop-up unit $285. Can deliver. Call 753-7118.

MACINTOSH POWERBOOK 520. Laptop model,
ready to use. 778-7978.

PECAN SALE MAMMOTH HALVES, new crop.
$6.00 lb. to benefit Island Players. Call SunCoast
Real Estate at 779-0202 for information or delivery.
Also available at the Islander Bystander, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.

AVON SKIN SO SOFT, Anew Cosmetics, Night
Force, and gifts. Catalogs, free gift. Delivery. Service
- call Alison 383-6201. Phone calls returned fast!

COBRA GOLF WOODS: 1,3,5,7. Irons through #3.
Call between 6 -7 p.m. Best offer 778-5834.

DREXEL DINING ROOM set, distressed oak china
cabinet, server $750; Mohagany reproduction of
1890's sideboard, $2,200. 792-4274.

SOFA, LOVESEAT, CHAIR, black leather. Excellent
condition. Sacrifice $400 or best offer. 778-1309.

DRESSER SIX-DRAWERS, laquered, dark brown.
Excellent condition. $375. Owner changing decor.
778-0795.

PATIO FURNITURE. 42 inch round table, four pad-
ded chairs. "Like new", peach color. Also matching
lounger, will sell separately. 778-5071.

SLEEPER SOFA like new. Full size beige bedroom
suite, cherry. Full size bed, 3 piece, like new. 798-3051.

DOUBLE BED and headboard, like new $60.778-9631.

MUSIC! MUSIC! MUSIC! For sale: new Rolands key-
board with stand. E-14, 61-note, full orchestra. Cost
$750, asking $500. Call Jerry 792-1622.


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

LORD'S WAREHOUSE THRIFT Shop. Two for one
clothing sale. Open Monday, Wednesday and Sat-
urday, 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.

SALE SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27th, 9:00am. La-
dies clothing, household items, sailing dingy, tread-
mill, loran, bicycles, Nordic Track, wheelchair. 518
67th St., Holmes Beach.

MOVING SALE FRIDAY, February 26, 9:00am.
Trundle bed, two wicker swivel barstools, hardly
used futon, nautical items, ships, lamps and lots
more. 313 Poinsetta, Anna Maria.

ANNUAL STREET SALE Pines Trailer Park,
Bradenton Beach (near Bridge St. Fishing Pier) Sat-
urday, February 27, 9-2. Arts and crafts, white el-
ephant. Homemade pies, sloppy joes and hot dogs.

ANNUAL SANDPIPER PARK street sale. Saturday,
February 27, 9-2. Lunch available. 2601 Gulf Drive,
Bradenton Beach. Specail used items, freezer, pi-
ano and organ.

FLEA MARKET Saturday, February 27, 8 a.m. to 1
p.m. Palma Sola Harbour Condominiums, 9400
Cortez Road W. Large and small appliances, furni-
ture, glass top dining set with six chairs, leather
couch, loveseat and recliner, bikes, sporting equip-
ment, treadmill, jewelry, clothes, baked goods and
more. Information, 792-3475.

GARAGE SALE Friday and Saturday, February 26
and 27, 9 a.m., not earlier. Blankets, comforters,
towels, cushions, miscellaneous and more. 302
Coconut Avenue.


MOVING SALE: Friday, February 26, 9 a.m. to 1
p.m. Three bedroom house with designer furniture,
black sleeper sofa, grey lacquer bedroom set, white
lacquer entertainment center, artwork and sculp-
tures, patio furniture, all excellent. Prices reduced.
115 Elm, Anna Maria. Sale by Len Bryant, 794-5536.



CORTEZ FISH MARKET 119th Street and Cortez
Road (turn south two blocks). We have stone crabs.
798-9404. Cortez Bait & Seafood.

BINGO AT ANNIE Silvers Community Center. Every
Thursday, 7 p.m. Avenue C at 23rd Street.
Bradenton Beach. Everyone welcome, prizes, re-
freshments available.

HURRICANE FILM. Withstands a windload of
150mph. Rejects heat, prevents fading. Kirk Davis
Solar and Security Film, 758-1396.

EDWARD JONES INVESTMENTS. 5008 Manatee
Avenue. Your IRA headquarters: Roth, Traditional,
Simples, Seps. Call Ryan Young 746-3348.

ATTENTION: HOLMES BEACH property owners.
Please attend the public meeting of the Code En-
forcement Board on February 26, 1999, 9 a.m. at City
Hall. The Board will hear two cases involving prop-
erties located on the north side of 76th Street be-
tween Palm and Marina Drives. Eleven long months
dragged by since the original citation. Our property
values descend as these problems linger. The next
eleven-month problem could be on your street!



FOUND FRIENDLY CAT. Grey tiger, declawed adult
cat with long hair in mid-January. 778-1389.

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Less than a block to golf course. $1 IS,000.
HOME WITH INCOME 2BR/2BA. family room, garage, lanai,
corner lot with large IBR/IBA apartment. One block to beach.
$221,900.
LAKEBRIDGE VILLA 2BR/2BA. family room, Florida room.
2.5-car garage. 1,500 sq. ft. living area. $115,000.
WHITE AVE/BEACH ACCESS. 3BR/2BA, lot 100x130.
Immaculate, attractive, lush landscape. $380,000.
CORAL SHORES Canalfront. Pool with spa, fountain. 3BR/
2BA. family room with entertainment bar and more. $298,500.
DUPLEX 2BR/1.5BA each side. Family room and porch one
side. Total 2.300+ living area. 309 65th Holmes Beach. $229,500.
PERICO BAY CLUB Kingfisher 2BR/2BA bayfront. 2 pools.
tennis, clubhouse. 24 hour gated security. $120.000.
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. S440,000.
COMMERCIAL
LOT C-2 Zoning.Walk to beach $150.000.
STYLING SALON Eight stations. Owner retiring. $39,000 OBO.

5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
www.tdolly@bhip.infi.net TDOLLYYOUNGREALESTATE.COM


Buy it, sell it! Find it in The Islander Bystander


ANNA MARIA


SmiirCoast
REAL ESTATE, INC.








Mary Ann Schmidt Helen White
Eves. 778-4931 Eves. 778-6956
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.
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE
3BR/2.5BA Townhouse. Central Holmes Beach. Headed
pool, 2-car garage, lush landscaping, extra storage, close to
shopping, restaurants and beach. $177,000.
BAY HOLLOW CONDO
2BR/2BA Condo with boat dock. Quiet residential
location. Pool, fireplace, split-plan, beautiful landscap-
ing, carport, den-office. $126,900.
PALMA SOLA PARK
3BR/2BA home in prime West Bradenton area.
In-ground caged pool, fruit trees, screened porch and large
lot. Short drive to beach. $129,900.
NORTHWEST BRADENTON
2BR/2BA easily converts to 3BR. Furnished, large
caged pool, 2-car garage, fenced yard, immaculate,
security system, fruit trees, cul-de-sac. $139,900.
SABAL PALMS CONDO
2BR/1.5 BA furnished condo. Nice westside location.
Convenient to everything. Close to golf, shopping,
restaurants and beach. Pool and clubhouse. $59,900.
WATERWAY
3BR/3BA luxurious condo with private boat dock.
Magnificent water view, tennis, heated pool, elevator.
Close to beach and shopping. $259,000.

SUNCOAST RENTALS
ANNUALS
3012 Gulf- IBR31/IBA duplex $500
Perico Bay Club 2B1R/2BA condo $800
SEASONAL
Hol hondoiniumss and HFouses
Weekly/Mnconthlys
from $700 week/l $1500 Illonth

Julie Gilstrap 779-0202
LTG, GRI 1(800)732-6434
Properly Manager ANNA MARIA

M.. rS S CoaSt
REAL ESTATE, INC.
Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
www.suncoastinc.com


Visit us at our web site: www.islandreal.com
778-6066- 1-800-865-0800
6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217


Realtor WATERFRONT HOMES:
631 Foxworth La.... ..... $795,000
60 North Shore Dr ........ $749,900
.. 613 Ivanhoe La ............. $675,000
S520 58th Street..... ....... $649,500
104 Pine Ave................ $565,000
S 8023 Marina Dr ............ $549,000
m N n 657 Key Royale Dr.......... $550,000
Realtor 520 Bayview PI ............. $549,000
407 20th Place ............. $529,000
511 Bayview Dr.... ...... $429,750
306 Tarpon Street.............. $419,900
621 Foxworth Lane........ $339,900
624 Foxworth Lane ............ $339,000
620 Hampshire .................. $299,000
? 510 77th Street........... $249,000
Marilyn 226 South Harbor .............. $189,000
Trevethan
Realtor WATERFRONT CONDOS:


Alan Galletto
Realtor





,,.


Bob Fittro
Realtor


Nick Patsios
Broker/
Salesperson


Rebecca
Samler
Realtor


6700 Gulf Dr ............... $339,000
Mariners Cove .... $249,900-$229,900
Waters Edge ...$249,000-$239.000
Smugglers Landing ....... $239,900
Shell Point .................... $122,500

ISLAND HOMES:
116 Maple .................... $279,000
502 Magnolia ................ $269,000
114 Park .................... $249,000
2408 Avenue A............ $214,900
8314 Marina Dr ........... $185,000

MULTI FAMILY PROPERTIES:
202 35th St .................. $729,000
112 52nd St ................. $659,000
5354 Gulf D ................ $659,000
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
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

MAINLAND:
4314 Hebridges Ct W .... $179,900
6937 42nd Ct E............ $110,750

COMMERCIAL
PROPERTIES & LOTS
Restaurants, Motels,
Commercial lots, Residential lots
You name it, we have it for sale!
We also have Rentals
Seasonal Annual
Property Management
Call for details!


OPEN HOUSES
Tomorrow
Thursday, February 25
11-2PM
6300 Flotilla Dr. #105...$115,000
726 Key Royale Drive.... $695,000
208 75th Street ........... $319,000
657 Key Royale Drive....$550,000
2408 Avenue A............ $214,900
620 Hampshire Drive .... $299,000
312 64th Street ........... $219,000
205 68th Street ........... $239,900


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BOATS & B CnneHLWNDotinued


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.



ISUZU 94 RODEO, V6, auto, all power, cold air, many
extras, runs great. $9,800 or best offer, 778-2581.



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

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

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

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

BOAT STORAGE. $5.00 per foot, per month. Fuel,
bait, ice, etc. available. Island Marine, 412 Pine Av-
enue, Anna Maria. 778-1260.

ISLAND MARINE BOAT Rentals, motor repairs,
bottom painting, etc. Full service facility. 412 Pine
Avenue, Anna Maria. 778-1260.



DON & KAREN SCHRODER present...

ON THE INTRACOASTAL
Magnificent sunrises and twinkling
boat lights at night are yours from this
3BR/2BA bayfront home. The unique
greatroom floor plan is topped by a
soaring ceiling and the upper-level
master suite has a view to die for! An
additional bathroom adjoins the exer-
cise room. Spacious workshop area
and a 3-car garage. Superb con-
struction quality and energy effi-
ciency throughout.
$575,000.

9 4 GULFSTREAM8
941-778-2200


Now on the Island

NationsBanc Mortgage now
provides you a mortgage loan
specialist right here on the
Island Let Pat assist you in
getting the home loan best suited
to your needs. Application is
easy and convenient.


Pat Shahinian
941-778-5224
699 Manatee Avenue
Holmes Beach


NationsBank
Nat iri,,lin Mr pn. (' Curlt on


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

54-FT. PRIVATE dock. For rent, north end of Holmes
Beach. Direct bay/Gulf access. 778-8473.

1995 -18 FT FIESTA PONTOON boat, older but well
maintained. 50 hp Mercury outboard motor, two-year
old trailer, depth finder, etc. Needs bottom paint. Only
interested persons, asking $5,500, call for informa-
tion 778-7199.



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

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

SERVERS, COCKTAIL SERVER, busser, hostess,
full-time, part time. Buccaneer Inn 383-5565.

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

TEACHERS WANTED FOR Dolphin Preschool, 778-
2967.


Residential Commercial/Industrial Properly Management Mortgage Loans Title Insurance Vacation Rentals


Carol S. Heinze
REALTOR/CRS
778-5059


MARTINIQUE $139,000. Enjoy
the view of the Gulf of Mexico from
this spacious 1 bedroom, 1 bath
condo with screened in lanai. Turm-
key fumished. IB35824.
LOVE BOATING? HATE YARD
WORK? If so, this is the condo
for you! 2BR/2BA end unit on a
canal with bayou view. Includes
a two car garage and a boat
dock. $147,900. IB34658.


ANNA MARIA $399,000 4BR/2.5BA home on a canal with a
boathouse. No bridges to Tampa Bay and the Gulf. Includes two
fireplaces, hot tub, two garages and a workshop. Only one block
to the beach. Call Carol Heinze 778-7246. IB32204.
BAYVIEW, CANAL, POOL AND DOCK! $348,000. 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 four vehicles. Ask for KAREN LOHSE or CONNIE VOLTS,
Realtors 778-7246. IB25369
BEST BUY ON THE ISLANDI End unit 2BR/2BA turnkey furnished
condo with spectacular views of the bay, is yours for only $148,900.
Includes updated carpet, washer and dryer. Just steps to the beach.
Call Donald Pampuch, REALTOR 778-7246. IB34309


SEASONAL & VACATION RENTALS 941-778-0766
Visit our exciting new comprehensive web site at www.arvidarealtyservices.com


HELP WANTED. PEPE'S Mexican Restaurant and
Cantina. Whitney Plaza, 6814 Gulf of Mexico Drive,
Longboat Key. 387-8445.

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.,
Tradewinds Resort.

BUSSERS AND DISHWASHER wanted. Apply in
person at DaGiorgio Ristorante, 5702 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. 779-0220 or 779-0221.

GENERAL OFFICE STAFF and cashier, computer
knowledge helpful. Apply in person. Island Marine,
412 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.

MAINTENANCE PERSON FULL time for mobile
home park. Call for an appointment for an interview.
Sandpiper Mobile Resort, 778-1140.

CROWDER BROTHERS ACE Hardware seeks per-
manent full time and part time sales clerks and cash-
iers. Retired trades people are welcome. Apply at
Holmes Beach Location.

OUR ISLAND HOME, Anna Maria is now accepting
applications for care givers. For interview, call Annie
778-7842.












GULF VIEW COMMERCIAL IN ANNA MARIA
10006 Gulf Drive
A 2-story 4-unit Spanish style building with lots of design
options. 2,740 sq. ft. 2 full baths up, 2 half baths down. up
currently office and custodial suite; down currently retail.
Parks nine. $340,000.

A Doug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, FI 34216
Phone & Fax: (941)778-1222
E-Mail: dougdowling@earthlink.net
http://home.earthlink.net/~dougdog wling/


RENTALS
Annual / Seasonal / Monthly / Weekly


ANNUAL RENTAL
Bimini Bayou, 2BR/2BA,
den, lanai,
one-car garage.
$1,350 month


SREALTORS
5910 Marina Dr Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call 941-778-0770 Toll Free 800 741-3772
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK


SPACIOUS FAMILY HOME refurbished. 1993 and
offers over 2,800 sq. ft. living area. 3BR/2BA and
all living area second floor. 1BR/1BA plus 13x37
rec. room on first floor. Lovely deck and living
area overlooks beautiful pool and tropical
setting. DEEP-WATER CANAL and minutes to Gulf
and bay. $385,000.

ADDITIONAL CHOICE LISTINGS
ESTATE SALE 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.

DUPLEX WITH GULF VIEW! Two turnkey units only
100 feet to BEST ISLAND BEACH! 2BR/2BA plus den.
Lots of potential. Great beach home with addi-
tional income. $419,500.



Since
MARIE ALIC EAL ESTATE
FRANKLIN REALTY BROKER
"We ARE the Island."
9805 Gull Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria, Florida 34216
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250







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S N D -P cLASSIF 1 D AS IED

HLWATDCniuISRISCotneLANAND .GARDEN Continu-ed-


FRIENDLY PERSON TO housesit, dogsit/walk and look
after three seasonal rentals in Bradenton Beach. Parts of
March, April, and possible later dates. 778-4981.

ANNA MARIA'S LARGEST little beach shoppe has an
immediate part time sales opening. Great pay and great
fun! Must be able to work weekends. Work schedule,
Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sundays 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
and one weekday. Apply at Two Sides of Nature, 9908
Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, Post Office Plaza.

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to
meet interesting people from around the world? Are
you interested in learning the history of Anna Maria
Island? Get involved with the Anna Maria Island His-
torical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE
NEED YOU! Call 778-0492.

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



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

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

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

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

BANKRUPTCY $200, Divorce $150-$200. Adoption,
corporations, modifications, power of attorney, name
change, etc. Suncoast Paralegal Services 742-4788.


FRA MAXON FRANMAXO


HAVING A MAC attack? Call for help with Mac or PC.
Training, internet, hardware selection and installa-
tion..Call Ed, 778-2553.

STUMP GRINDING Brad Frederick's. Dependable,
reasonable, insured, free estimates. Back yards and
small jobs okay. 730-0001, 749-5451.

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


MASSAGE THERAPY, NEUROMUSCULAR, prena-
tal, Swedish. Debe Stallings, LMT, Florida license #
MA0018945. 723-6594.

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

PERSONALIZED CLEANING for year-round resi-
dents, by Barbara. Excellent local references.
778-0864.

INCOME TAX SERVICE. Individuals and small
businesses. Thirty years experience Ohio and
Michigan our specialty. Call Pat at Kenney Tax
Service 761-8156.

LICENSED COMPUTER SPECIALIST. Available
evening, weekend. For any computer needs, hard-
ware, software, network, commercial, private. Call
778-8473.

ISLAND HANDYMAN Mid-Western work ethic -
prompt, courteous. Want fixed right, call us. Want
patched or rigged, call another company. 778-9405.



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


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


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

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

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

FREE SPRINKLER ADJUSTMENT. Timer adjust-
ment, inspection of system through the end of March
1999. Call True Value Irrigation Service, 954-0775.


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.

STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE Service. First cut
free with annual contract. Specializing in Koi Ponds
and Creative Landscaping. Insured. Call 727-5066.



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



VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/
exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island refer-
ences. Dan or Bill 795-5100.

JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. State licensed and insured. Many Island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.


GREAT VIEWS of Sarasota Bay. Custom canalfront pool home. 4BR/
3.5B, new master suite with veranda, open kitchen, two large lanais.
Botanical garden setting, barbecue area, wood deck. Deep-water dock,
protected, great for sailboat. $399,000. Don Lewis, 746-3200. R33547


1* 4 L:
j~rrr~~'1-4


OVER ONE ACRE ON WARNERS WEST BI
remodeled. Panoramic views from nearly every
3,800 sq. ft., hardwood floors, dock. $699,000. Sa
3354 or Kathy Marcinko, 792-9122. R31079
WATERFRONT
UNPARALLELED BAY VIEWS of Sarasota
skyline. Surroundings are elegant and living
is easy. Excellent value for waterfront prop-
erty. All amenities of a resort plus 24-hour
guarded gate. Various units to choose from.
Priced from $229,000. Bob and Penny Hall,
749-8220. C34359
A MILLION DOLLAR VIEW is yours from
this spacious, elegant 2B/2B condominium
overlooking Sarasota Bay. View of the
Sarasota skyline and Longboat Key.
$234,900. Dave Barker, 792-8932. C31933
HANDSOME TRADITIONAL HOME over-
looking a sweeping lawn that slopes to the
bayou and dock. Exceptionally functional floor
plan suited to the active family. $379,000. Bob
and Penny Hall, 749-8220.


AYOU. Beautifully CASTNETTER APARTMENTS directly across from Public Beach.
Room. More than Overlooks the Gulf of Mexico. Consists of four buildings, NW build-
andy Drapala, 794- ing offers owner's unit, rental unit, office and two-car garage. All other
buildings offertwo units. $1,500,000. Don Lewis, 746-3200. CM31317
LOTS/ACREAGE MAINLAND
OLD FLORIDA WATERFRONT LOT with GREAT LOCATION. Unit in excellent con-
Riparian rights. Pie shaped, impact credits, edition with top of the line appliances and
water, sewer and electric on site. $124,950. new A/C. Well maintained complex with
Sandy Harmon, 722-1347. L35603 two pools, sauna and clubhouse. $63,900.
Joanne Jenkins, 795-3838
IDEAL family home. 4BR/2B, split plan
design with eat-in kitchen. Large fenced
yard with fruit trees. $93,900. Colette
Gerrish 794-1024. R32887
Available properties by the WEST-SIDE CUTIE. 3BR/2B in great area.
week or by the month from Very well maintained, nice floor plan.
Anna Maria Island to Venice. Fenced yard with access for RV or boat
Call one of our rental and parking from back. Close to shopping and
resort specialists, schools. $99,900. Lisa Edenfield, 727-
(941) 951-6668 or (800) 881-2222 8606. R34589


S S


ISLANDS BEST BUY!
Where can you find a 2BR/2BA home complete with
den, new kitchen, deep-water boat dock, all within
walking distance to the Gulf, for only $189,900?
This home is not a drive by. Original owners have
maintained this home in beautiful condition. Don't
miss this great buy in Anna Maria City!











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

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



Fran Maxon
SALES AND RENTALS
L 9701 Gulf Drive *PO Box 717- Anna Maria, FL 34216
(941) 778-2307
Toll Free 800 306-9666
Fax # 778-7035
FRAN MXON FRNMAXO


Residential Sales/Rental Division Licensed Real Estate Broker










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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
LnSandy's Lawn Mowing *Trimming Edging
SHauling By the cut or by the month.
Se'l ic \ We Monitor Irrigation Systems
e c INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
17784345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
MEstablished in 1983
G@@ TU@T@0N STATE LICENSED & INSURED
a@@N~OT Uo@T cRC 035261 EXPERIENCED
@@N@TU@VD@ N
CONSTRUCTION JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION
CONSTRUCTION Remodeling Contractors
CONSTRUCTION Building Anna Maria since 1975
TB3'U 0@K' (941) 778-2993
a'~IfIa'irO K ANNA MARIA

SParadise Improvements
Quality home repair and maintenance
Steven Kaluza 778-4173
Island References and Insured
Painting Drywall Tile Doors Screens Etc ...


VM ( NI PlHTINTC
Residential Commercial
Check our references: `
"Quality work at a reasonable price.
Licensed/Insured Serving Anna Maria Island Since 1986 761-8900

WILSON WALL SERVICES
Specializing in Stucco & Ceiling Repairs
Building Restoration Water Damage
Interior/Exterior
25 Yrs Experience Island References 727-7247


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

E 1 Window & Screen Cleaning Pressure Washing
G.G.'s Cleaning Service
Residential & Commercial Cleaning
(941)747-7077
Free Estimates Fully Insured & Bonded

Darrin Wash CARPENTRY
"A DOOR EXPERT"
Serving the Island communities since
1988 with Island references.
DRY WALL, TEXTURE
& POPCORN REPAIR 778-1353

L & M E[[E & LAND MAlMNNANC[E
Tree Trimming & Removal, Lot Clearing,
Cabling, Stump Grinding, Storm Damage
FREE ESTIMATES
S 708-0752 22-Years Experience


- ISLANDER


NU-Weatherside
of Florida SINCE 1948

WINDOW REPLACEMENT
S* PORCH ENCLOSURES

778-7074
CLAC286523


Saltwater problems?

Mobile Detail Service
comes to you!

Most Cars: $95*
*Wash, buff, wax, shampoo interior. Under
carriage, tires and rims all treated and
protected plus engine pressure cleaning.
$95 for small to mid-size cars. By
appointment, at your home or office. Your
car doesn't have to be driven anywhere! Let
us protect and preserve your investment.




371-8006
THE AREA'S #1 MOBILE DETAILER IS BACK!
All cars/trucks personally serviced by Damon.


H R OM EN Conined l RE NTALSContinued


INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vi-
nyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.
ALUMINUM/VINYL CONSTRUCTION, new installa-
tion/repairs, Soffits/Fascias, screen enclosures. In-
sured, references. Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts
778-0029.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. Thirty-three year Island resident. Call Jim
Bickal at 778-1730.
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction. Free
estimates, no overtime charges. (FL#RF0038118)
778-3924 or 778-4461.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodeling,
repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens, baths. Free
estimates. Lic#RC0045125, #RG0058589,
#PE0020374. Insured. Call 720-0794.
CARL V. JOHNSON, JR. Building Contractor. New
homes, renovations, additions. Free estimates and design
service. Quality workmanship. Uc#RR0066450. Call 795-
1947.

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-pa-
pering. Interior/exterior painting, spraying, light re-
modeling. Multi-spec process painting. Call Bob 798-
9261.


HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS CENTER Rental units
available for commercial, retail and storage. Call
(941) 778-2924 for information.
ANNA MARIA, beautiful Key West-style 3BR/3BA
home. Sailboat water, canalfront, large dock with
water and electric. Private boat ramp. All of this, and
just steps to great Gulf beach. Annual $2,300 month,
795-7805.
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 1BR APARTMENTS $550-600.
2BR duplex/homes $625-775. 2BR condo on canal
with dock, pool, tennis $800. 2BR home on canal with
dock $1000. Call Mike Norman Realty at 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. 2BR/2BA, sunroom
converts to third bedroom. Laundry, garage, fruit
trees, quiet neighborhood. Two blocks to beach.
$900/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
778-0770.
BRADENTON GARAGE APARTMENT. Annual
lease, unfurnished, $400 per month plus electric and
telephone. Call Smith Realtors 778-0770.
OLD COUNTRY FRENCH HOME, available now.
Beautiful Gulfview from turret and bedrooms. 4BR/
3BA, 107 Beach Avenue, Anna Maria. $2,100/off
season, $3000/during 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 or 741-
7265. .
HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA apartment. Close to
beach and shopping. No pets. $675. First, last and
security. 795-7805.
SEASONAL RENTALS CONDOMINIUMS. 2BR/3BA,
pool. Holmes Beach across street to beach. 1BR/1BA
Longboat Key, two heated pools, private beach, beau-
tiful water view, available April 99. 792-6029.


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GULFVIEW DUPLEX, 2BR/1.5BA, $650 month,
$650 security deposit. 792-3226 after 6 p.m.
ISLAND ANNUAL RENTAL 1BR/1BA, unfurnished,
2106 #A, Ave. B., Bradenton Beach, $575/month,
plus utilities. Wagner Realty (941) 778-2246 or 800-
211-2323.
AVAILABLE FOR MARCH 2BR/2BA upstairs at
Westbay Cove South. Panoramic view, heated pool,
tennis. 778-1184.
AVAILABLE MARCH / APRIL 1999.1 BR/1 BA $1200
month. Anna Maria City on canal. 778-4010.
HOLMES BEACH AVAILABLE March and April.
1BR/1BA, steps to beach and shopping. Tropical
setting, cute and clean. 778-5482.
ANNUAL RENTAL 1BR/1BA, $550, garage apart-
ment, close to beach. Call Valerie Kruse at
Wedebrock Real Estate., 778-6665.
OFFICE RENTAL 900 sq. ft. office on Pine Ave.
$700/month. 778-5796.
ANNA MARIA GULFFRONT, 2BR, lovely furnished
interior, fully equipped, porch, sun deck, great loca-
tion, no pets. Week, month, season. 778-3143.
ANNA MARIA DUPLEX 2BR/1 BA, canalfront, nicely
furnished. All utilities included. Now $1,550/month,
$425/week. No pets. 778-5793.
NORTH TIP ANNA Maria. quiet two blocks to
beach, elevated home, 3BR/2BA, lanai, recently re-
done, no pets, $2500/month, available next season.
813-839-7048.
BAYFRONT COTTAGE WITH DOCK. Turnkey,
beautiful view covered parking. Available 4/1/99.
$350/week or $1,000/month. After 4/30, $300/week
or $800/month. (9 1) 794-5980.
AVAILABLE NOW! Steps to the beach! Quiet neigh-
oorhood, 2BR/2BA turnkey furnished. Small pets
negotiable. Non-smokers, seasonal/annual. 114 81st
Street, Holmes Beach. 813-681-9111.
ANNUAL RUNAWAY BAY 2BR/2BA, 1801 Gulf Drive,
pool, tennis, private fishing dock, exercise room. No
pets. $650, firet, last and security. 778-0000.
LARGE 1BR/1BA, new carpet and appliances. An-
nual $575. Call Valerie Kruse, Wedebrock Real Es-
tate, 778-6665.
AVAILABLE FOR FEBRUARY AND MARCH. 3BR/
2BA duplex, beautifully furnished, close to beach. Call
Valerie Kruse, Wedebrock Real Estate, 778-6665.



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GULFFRONT NORTH SHORE DRIVE seasonal rental.
This unique home has the charm of yesteryear with
today's conveniences,. 2BR/2BA available 4/10 to 5/15/
99 with two week minimum. Also available winter 2000
up to six months. No pets. Call Fran Maxon Real Estate
(941) 778-2307 for more information.
SEEKING ANNUAL 2BR/2BA starting May 1999, up
to $800 in Anna Maria or North Holmes Beach. We
have small dog. 778-1852.
LARGE DUPLEX 2000 sq. ft., with garage. Excellent
location, yearly $625 per month. Five minutes to
beaches 795-4432.
HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL 1BR/1BA, steps to beach
and shopping, quiet neighborhood. $575 per month
includes water and garbage. No pets 778-5482.
FOR RENT SEASONAL clean 1BR apartment,
ground floor, everything included. $1,200 per month.
778-3323.
JUST AVAILABLE fully updated 2BR/2BA duplex.
New appliances. March and April $2,200. 795-0413.
ANNUAL FOR RENT. Beautiful remodeled Gulfview
home, 2 large bedroom with den or third bedroom.
Furnished or unfurnished, washer/dryer, dishwasher,
one house from beach, large fenced double lot, pet
ok, above ground pool, large storage shed. $2,300
per month. 778-1747.
ANNUAL FOR RENT or six month minimum. Enjoy
the Gulf as your backyard, 2BR/1BA, duplex fur-
nished or unfurnished. Beautiful views, close to ev-
erything, washer/dryer. $900 per month, 778--1747.
ANNUAL 2BR/1.5BA ELEVATED duplex, garage. Holmes
Beach area, no pets $650. 723-2676 references.
AVAILABLE MARCH 1 2BR/1BA duplex, wood
floors, enclosed porch, central heat/air, washer/dryer,
hot tub, nice yard, 200 feet to beach. Annual $685
plus deposit and electric. 778-2991.
BEACH DUPLEX APARTMENT nice 2BR/2BA steps
to water, central heat, couple or single. $700 plus
security includes water and trash. No pets. 778-1259.

LAST MINUTE CANCELLATION. Beautiful two-bed-
room on private canal, four houses to beach. Avail-
able March 5 through April 31. Call 778-6139.

ADORABLE ONE BEDROOM on North Shore Drive.
Available April and May, $1,200 per month or $1,800
for both. Call 778-6139.





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ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/2BA, elevated, canalfront
home on sailboat water, $1,500 per month. Betsy
Hills Real Estate, PA. 941-778-2291.

HOLMES BEACH SEASONAL 3BR/2BA furnished,
garage, washer/dryer, walk to beach. $1,900 per month
includes all utilities, cable, telephone. 779-2485.



TRIPLEX Newly renovated, excellent rentals, owner
finance. Bradenton Beach. $225,000. Call Jack
McCormick Broker Wagner Realty 383-5577.

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.

ANNA MARIA CITY custom canalfront hbme. 4,200
sq. ft., 3BR/2.5BA, 2.5 car garage, pool, raised lot,
dock, boat lift. Bright, open, great room layout. Tour
on web: www.annamaria.net/1, excellent condition,
many extras. $569,000. Call 941-778-4636. Broker
participation accepted.

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

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

PINE BAY FOREST larger 2BR/2BA split plan,
furnished, single-story villa with cathedral ceilings.
Tranquil and wooded, covered parking at your door.
Walk to stores. $79,000, principals only. 778-5822.


CUSTOM KEY WEST BAY VIEWS
Full view of Palna Sola Bay and Anna Maria from the 32X16
master suite. French doors open to three covered porches. High
ceilings, crown molding and hard-
-. wood foors. 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 Palna Sola Blvd. $239,900 .S. USOn e
Call Jane Tinswortli at 795-3000


Vacation Rentals
HOMES CONDOS RESORT
GOLF COURSE COMMUNITIES
(800)211-2323 ~ (941)778-2246
RUNAWAY BAY RESORT
(800)346-7340 (941)778-0000


BY OWNER. BAYFRONT estate. Two homes plus
duplex. $725,000; $20,000 below appraisal. 109 13th
Street South, Bradenton Beach. Dave 322-2101.

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

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.

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 778-6473,
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate Inc.

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

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

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

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

REDUCED! SECLUDED 3BR/2BA canal home with
mother quarters overlooking bay. Two-car garage,
docks and davits. J.W. Green, Broker. 778-3763.

TRAILER 10-FT BY 32-FT, walk to beach. 58 Bay
Drive N., Pines Trailer Park, Bradenton Beach.
$16,900. 779-2908.
CANAL HOME 4BR/4BA large 3,600-sft. family
home, playroom, large custom kitchen, oak floors,
pool. 779-2220.

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

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.

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

HALF DUPLEX FOR sale by owner. 3BR.2BA
elevated Spanish tile floor, Berber carpet. Almost
new, call 778-1163.

OPEN HOUSE 1PM-4PM most days, call first.
Waterfront home and boat dock on Coconut Bayou.
Large 4BR/4BA, many extras. Four years new. 130
Hammock Road, Anna Maria. Priced below appraisal
1997 at $525,000. owner/broker 778-6155.

BY OWNER Key Royale, Holmes Beach lot, golf
course in front, canal in back. Direct water access to
Gulf. $210,000. 779-2485.

HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX for sale by owner. 3BR/
2BA, garage, mint condition, nice neighborhood, ex-
cellent rental, $235,000. 779-2485.


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advertising herein is subject to the Fair Housing
Act, which makes it illegal to advertise "any pref-
erence, limitation or discrimination based on race,
color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or
national origin, or intention to make any such pref-
erence, limitation or dbiorimination." Familial sta-
tus includes children under agu. of 18 living with
parents or legal custodians, pregnant womt rn and,
people securing custody of children under 18. This
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equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimi-
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EXQUISITE SUNSETS "BRADENTON DUPLEX- POINT PLEASANT'
From this 2BR/2BA turnkey furnished unit View of the Manatee River from this income
with unobstructed direct Gulf views. New producer. Large lot, lots of potential. Great
carpet and some new furniture. Heated pool neighborhood. $150,000. Lynn Hostetler
and covered parking. Priced to sell! 778-4800. MLS35847
$149,000. Ken Rickett 778-3026
IT'S A STEAL 2BR/2BA furnished canal home. Possible owner financing.
Only $159,900. Ken Rickett 778-3026. MLS 32379
SUNBOW BAY CONDO Amenities include pool, tennis, elevator. $130,000. Lynn Hostetler
778-4800. MLS 34676
NORTH HOLMES BEACH Elevated 3BR/2BA home. OWNER SAYS SELL. Ken Rickett
778-3026. $179,500
SUNBOW BAY CONDO Amenities include pool, tennis, elevator. Lynn Hostetler 778-4800. $130,000
IT'S A STEAL 2BR/2BA furnished canal home. Possible owner financing. Ken Rickett 778-3026.
MLS 32379. $159,900
(941) 778-4800 Toll Free 800-237-2252 5201 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217


Special 2BR plus den/1.5BA home with gorgeous
Mexican tile floors and nice kitchen. Central heat and
A/C, garage with workshop, utility room. Large fenced
yard has enclosed gazebo for hobby or play. Nicely
landscaped. Three blocks to beach. A really good
value, this price range nearly extinct!


PRIME BUILDING LOT. ONLY $99,900 IN ANNA
MARIA. Extra deep lot is less than 500 ft. from sandy
bay beach. Completely cleared and ready for building
your island dream home. Ample room for pool or extra
large home. Very little land left in Anna Maria, especially
at this price. Call for details and building ideas.


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TROPICAL BUNGALOW 2BR/1BA.
Great condition in Longboat Village.
Mexican tile and wood floors enhance
this retreat. Close to beach, shopping
and restaurants. $199,900. MLS#05432.
Call Mary Wickersham/cinldy English
383-5227/747-9400.
BEACH IrARBOR 2BR/2BA tastefully
updated. New kitchen, some water views,
beach access, furnished. MLS#94264. Call
Dorothy Cook 383-5577/756-4851.


TWO UNITS AT CEDARS EAST. 2BR
townhomes, great tennis, 10 Har-tru
Courts, Olympic size heated pool, two
week rental complex. MLS#96618 and
#89902. Call Mary Wickersham/Cindy
English 383-5577/747-9400.
SPANISH MAIN'S BEST BUY PRICE
REDUCTION.
Single villa 2BR/2BA, turkey fumished.
$110,000. MLS#88854. Call Jack McCormick
383-5577/761-9034.


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BY FRED PISCOP / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ


ACROSS
1 Not much
5 Indy 500 data
10 Great man?
15 Like some track
meets
19 Coney Island's
--Park
20 Sister of Euterpe
21 Lake that feeds
the Truckee
River
22 "She Believes
-" (Kenny
Rogers song)
23 Broadway
musical about a
$1,000-a-night
vacation?
25 Stood
26 E-4's, E-5's et al.
27 Winner of eight
Norris Trophies
28 Poetic periods
29 Broadway
musical about a
wrestling
free-for-all?
32 File box filler
34 -- rubber
(shoe material)
35 Electrical unit
36 "How Can--
Sure" (1967 hit)
37 Prefix with
centric
38 Kosh
B'Gosh (kids'
clothing line)
40 Cheese base
42 Certain sweater


44 Series of 30
requiems, to
Roman
Catholics
47 After-dinner
selection
49 Dodge
50 Tiny cars' paths
52 Impressionist
54 Comedienne
Ullman
56 Sawfish kin
57 James Dean type
59 Fedora features
62 Rector's income
63 Prepares to
paint
65 Musical
intervals
67 "...baked in

68 Broadway
musical about
three guys using
the same pickup
routine at a bar?
70 Church section
71 Some pots and
pans
73 London's-
Hill Gate
74 Stranger
75 Factory
machinery
77 Colorful fish
78 Physicist
Angstrom
79 Person on a dais
81 Retainer
82 Glittery stone
83 Assured of
success
85 Kind of appeal


87 Verbatim
89 Torments
91 Can in
Canterbury
93 Attendance fig.
94 Oater sound
effects
98 Airport monitor
abbr.
99 Go out
101 Baseball
Hall-of-Famer
Bobby
103 Dupe
105 Broadway
musical about a
blown putt?
108 [sigh]
109 Bit of financial
planning: Abbr.
110 It's sold in bars
111 Smash to
smithereens
112 Broadway
musical about
Judge Judy?
115 Actor Calhoun
116 Trixie's pal, in
50's TV
117 Seemingly
forever
118 All-inclusive
119 Figure (out)
120 Checks out
121 What ajunker
may be good for
122 vale
(farewell)
DOWN
1 Noted 1969
Harvard grad
2 Gun location
3 Old-style
revolutionary


STUMPED?


4 Decathlete
O'Brien
5 Snicker
6 Affixes, in a
way
7 Dining table
sights
8 Season abroad
9 Kind of panel
10 "Don't go
away!"
11 Town south of
Elizabeth, N.J.
12 Sounds before
"I've got it!"
13 "-, With
Love"
14 Acne sufferer,
most likely
15 Surfboard flaw
16 Straightens
out
17 Pseudopod
former
18 Let up
24 Involuntary
exile
30 Japanese
computer
giant
31 Give the evil eye
to
33 Broadway
musical about a
duffer and his
new driver?
34 Prgm figure
39 Laundry
supply
41 Jeanne--
43 Broadway
musical about a
G.I.Joe
collectors'
convention?


45 Non-P.C. suffix
46 Onetime
Chrysler model
48 Unisex garment
50 "Never mind!"
51 Bodega patron
53 Ostensible
55 Singer Winans
56 E.R.cry
58 Mr. Clean
alternative
60 Gotten out of
61 Forbidding


63 Sachet
emanations
64 More sinuous
66 Sun. talks
68 Coloratura's
piece
69 Some blowups
72 "So soon?"
74 "The Zoo Story,"
e.g.
76 Signal to leave
78 Cabinet dept.
80 Motocross. e.g.


83 Title girl in a
Ricky Nelson hit
84 Contract inkers,
say
86 Whole bunches
88 Acid, at times
89 Pyle player
90 Accessory pin:
Var.
92 Natural
necklace
95 Relaxant
96 It's sometimes
begged


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Jeff Beck holds his prize catch, the largest fish of the day.


The day's catch for four fishermen, lucky enough to sight fish grouper.


Island first: sight fishing for offshore grouper


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
An eerie, foggy morning greeted the four
grouper getters aboard fishing guide
Matt Bowers 20-foot Aquasport.
Bowers pushed his vessel out of Bimini Bay
and took the requisite left turn to head into the
Gulf of Mexico. Only one problem. Bowers
couldn't see the Anna Maria City Pier, a landmark
most anglers use to navigate the channel off Anna
Maria Island's north shore.
Fog was so thick, visibility was less than 150
feet. Remember that day last month when fog
stuck around all day?
Finally, Bowers spotted the pier, gained his
bearings and added more juice to the engine, the
boat gliding on water so smooth it looked like a
mirror.
Running six miles out, Bowers turns to deadly


grouper-digger Jeff Beck and says that in his 20
years running offshore he's never seen the water
so calm, so flat.
At 10 miles, still not a ripple on the water. Flat
as glass and foggy as hell. Visibility about 100 feet.
Bowers: "Oh, it'll burn off by 10."
About 12 miles out and in 45 feet of water,
Bowers slows the boat as he checks his Loran
numbers with Beck waiting to toss the bouy to
mark the spot.
"Throw it," Bowers said.
To which I reply, "I don't think you'll have to.
I can see the bottom. There's a line of rocks and
I'm pretty sure I see fish swimming around."
David Klingler tosses his dead sardine over-
board and as soon as it hits the bottom, it's fish on.
And no sooner had he hooked up than we could
see the fish struggling to wriggle free.
After landing the 24-inch gag grouper,


Klingler hooks another and lands a 23-inch gag.
When something starts tugging at my line, I
look over the side and see a struggling fish and
about six of his buddies surrounding him, prob-
ably wondering why their pal is going around in
circles and headed for the surface.
Amazing. Sight fishing for grouper in 45 feet
of water.
None of us, all native Floridians, had ever
seen anything like it in all the years we've fished
off shore.
At noon, Bowers said, "I can't believe this fog
hasn't burned off yet."
About the same time, but in another spot,
Beck lands a 29-inch gag for catch of the day.
At 2 p.m., the fog is pea-soup thick, the water
smooth as a baby's butt. About a half-hour later
we head for shore, knowing for sure we'd never
again see such a day sight fishing for grouper.


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Go real fast. Catch big fish. For real.


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
o fishing with Capt. Tom Butler on his
boat Reality Check and you'll get just
that.
Butler has come up with an innovative
method of grouper digging unlike anything any-
one has ever tried.
The reality check begins at 2 a.m. when But-
ler straps his passengers into airplane seats and
tells them to "get ready for the ride of your lives."
After clearing John's Pass, Butler throttles up
his 45-foot custom grouper boat (Is it fair to even
call Reality Check a grouper boat?) and in less
time than it takes to say fish on, Butler has his cus-
tomers cruising along at 33 knots (a knot is 1.1
mph).
By sunrise, Butler, anglers and crew are fish-
ing 100 miles offshore for grouper, snapper and
amberjack in almost 500 feet of water.
By the time they get home after dark, smiling
fishermen will have put 500 to 700 pounds of fish
on the dock.
That's a reality check for anyone who has ever
spent a day in the Gulf of Mexico grouper dig-
ging.
"It's a one of a kind, I helped build it and I
don't want anyone to have one like it," Butler
said. "I built it because I spent years fishing out
there at eight knots and figured there had to be a
better way. I thought I could save time."
It wasn't just a matter of saving time. Reality
Check was a dream that would allow people to
experience a part of the Gulf most people have
never seen.
"We are a commercial fishing vessel. So
you're going out on a highly-specialized commer-
cial trip," Butler said. "We go offshore anywhere
from 80-140 nautical miles. In one- to four-foot-
sea conditions, we go about 33 knots cruising
speed. We can go up to 44 knots (50 mph). The
cabin's five and a half feet wide and 15 feet long


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you're riding on an airplane."
The boat features a 25.7-degree V-hull and is
eight feet wide at its widest point, he said.
Reality Check's high-back bucket seats have
seven inches of foam so when you sit in it the seat
wraps around you. There are four bucket seats,
one of them for Butler.
Then there are two bench seats behind the
seats for a crew of two and another client.
The boat is powered by twin, 350-Yanmar
Turbo Diesel engines with $3,600 four-bladed,
stainless-steel titanium-composite propellers that
can turn 3,600 RPMs.
"We target grouper, snapper, amberjack and
all the grouper family. Fishing starts at 180 feet
deep and 478 feet is our deepest spot," he said.
"Normal catch is 400 to 700 pounds. These are
large fish and it doesn't take many. Amberjack to


100 pounds. Grouper from 12 to 90 pounds. We
caught one last year 84 pounds. We already have
one 54 pounds. In the 1997 St. Petersburg
Spearfish Open, we won first through fifth with
our dive team."
In the 1998 Fishing the Islands Tournament,
Butler and team came in second by 9/10 of a
point. They had the biggest fish, a 44-pound black
grouper.
Butler credits his longtime friend and fishing
partner of many years Kyle Brinkley for building
Reality Check. Butler and Brinkley also thank Will
Smith with Phantom Boats in Fort Myers for tech-
nology that allows a boat this size to go as fast as
it does.
According to Butler, Smith knew how to sand-
wich and vacuum pack the core of Reality Check's
hull so "you can hit it with a sledgehammer and
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Sharpies may soon set sail on Sarasota Bay


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
An historic workboat that hasn't been used
here for the better part of a century is go
ing to sail these waters again.
She's the sharpie, a flat-bottomed fishing craft
remindful of the skipjack, a Chesapeake Bay-born
boat renowned as perhaps the most beautiful
workboat ever.
In these waters, said Cortez sage Alcee Taylor,
the sharpie was designated a smack.
The boat originated as a flat-bottom skiff in
Connecticut in the 1500s, said Scott Stroh, cura-
tor of historic Spanish Point and a marine his-
torian. He is leading the program to recreate the
sharpie at the site of original boat-building on
Sarasota Bay.
The sharpie worked its way down the east
coast to Chesapeake Bay, where it augmented the
skipjack, and to the Carolinas. It came here from
there, possibly with the original Carolina settlers
of Hunters Point which became Cortez.
The Florida version that evolved had a
rounded stern, low freeboard and, in the Gulf,
sprit rig. Stroh said he has seen pictures of
sharpies schooner-rigged, and some had masts
that could be moved to various steps to accom-
modate changing weather.
They had a centerboard instead of a fixed keel,
the better to ply these shallow waters. They were
used to harvest oysters, to fish with nets, even to
haul produce, said Stroh.
Some were open, others were decked over
with a deck house. They arrived here in the sec-
ond half of the 1800s and lasted until the early
1900s, Stroh said.
Blue Fulford, like Taylor an old-time commer-
cial fisherman who lived the glory days of Cortez,
said the sharpie was before his time but his im-
pression is that "it didn't last long here."
"I remember hearing people talk about them,"


he recalled. "They said they could take the rudder
post off and run nets off the stern, then put it all
back together to sail."
Taylor agreed that the sharpie was a handy
boat that didn't "take" in local waters for some
reason. "There were a lot of them in grouper fish-
ing out of Tampa," he said.
The sharpie to be built at Spanish Point is to be
a 23-foot two-master, Stroh said, though almost
any length up to 60 feet is possible with the de-
sign.
It will be built on the site where Frank Guptil
built so many boats, including sharpies, said
Stroh. He noted that Guptil married a daughter of
the Webb family, first settlers there, and after she
died he married another Webb daughter. Ulti-
mately Bertha Potter Palmer acquired Spanish
Point and thousands more acres, and left the 32-
acre waterfront property for public use.
Eventually Stroh plans to reconstruct the
Webb boatyard and have volunteers hand-build
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It's all part of his goal to "reconnect people to
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Short course in Florida saltwater fish, Laws


By Paul Roat
This brief summary of local fish species
should serve as a guide for what you can
take home. Fish regulations change often,
and although this list is complete, it is advised to
check with the Florida Marine Patrol toll free
1-800-DIALFMP for the most up-to-date fish-
ing rules.

Amberjack
Lesser amberjack (Seriola fasciata) are olive
green or brownish on back with silver sides with
a dark band that extends backward from the eyes.
They are the smallest of the amberjacks at less.
than 10 pounds and are found in 200-400 feet of
water.
Greater amberjack (Seriola dumerili) have a
dark strip from the nose to the front of the dorsal
fin. The largest of the amberjacks at up to 40
pounds, they are found in 50-250 feet of water,
although juveniles are found in less than 30 feet of
water.
There is a 28-inch minimum fork length on
amberjack with a one-fish daily possession limit.


Black drum
Black drum
Black drum (Pogonias cromis) have a highly
arched back and a gray to black colored body with
10 to 14 pairs of whiskers under the chin. They are
bottom dwellers found both inshore and offshore,


and adults grow to 30 pounds, with the Florida
record weighing 93 pounds. They live to more
than 35 years of age.
There is a 14- to 24-inch slot limit, and five-fish
may be taken daily.


Black mullet


Black mullet
Striped or black mullet (Mugil cephalus)
have bluish-gray or green backs and silver
sides, with horizontal black stripes along the
back. This inshore fish has a small mouth and
seldom takes a hook. Mullet usually do not
reach more than three pounds in size, although
grown in aquariums they have reached more
than 12 pounds. Similar species are fantail mul-
let (Mugil gyrans) which seldom grow larger
than one pound, and white mullet (Mugil
curema). There is no minimum size limit on
mullet, although there is a 50-fish daily bag
limit.

Bluefish
Bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix) are blue or
greenish-blue on the back, silver on sides, with
large, prominent teeth. On the west coast of
Florida, bluefish are generally less than three
pounds, although Atlantic bluefish are much
larger. The Florida record for this species is 22
pounds. They usually travel in large schools, and
are found inshore in spring and summer, migrat-
ing offshore in the fall and winter. There is a 12-
inch minimum fork length, with a 10-fish daily limit.


Cobia
Cobia, or ling (Rachycentron canadum) are
long, slim fish with a dark lateral strip from the
eye to the tail. Juveniles have alternating black
and white stripes. They usually are in the 30-
pound range, although the largest caught in the
state was 103 pounds. Cobia are found both in-
shore and offshore. There is a 33-inch minimum
fork length and a two-fish daily bag limit.

Dolphin
Dolphin (Coryphaena hippurus) have a*
greenish-blue hue on their back, with yellow
sides. They have a blunt head and can swim up to
50 mph. They are commonly found offshore, and
grow up to 30 pounds, although dolphin more
than 70 pounds have been caught. There is no size
limit on this species, but there is a 10-fish daily
possession limit.


Flounder
Flounder
Flounder (Paralichthys albigutta) are brown,
flat fish that are predominantly bottom dwellers.
Gulf flounder has three black spots that form a
triangle; the Southern flounder does not have the
black spots. Flounder are mostly found in back-
water areas, although they sometimes venture
into the Gulf. Most are in the two-pound range.
There is a 12-inch minimum length on flounder,
with a 10-fish daily bag limit.
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Gag grouper
Grouper
The grouper family is a large, common
deepwater species. Nassau grouper (Epinephelus
striatus) have brown or red bars and usually are
under 10 pounds in size. Red grouper
S(Epinephelus morio) are larger, up to 15 pounds,
and have a red hue. All young red grouper are
female, and then undergo a sex reversal to male
as they age. Scamp (Mycteroperca phenax) have
reddish spots that tend to be grouped into lines.
Yellowfin grouper (Mycteroperca venenosa) have
bright red spots and grows to 20 pounds.
Yellowmouth grouper (Mycteroperca inter-
stitialis) are tan or brown with small spots fused
into lines and grow to 15 pounds.
Some of the most common grouper caught in
local waters are black grouper (Mycteroperca
bonaci) and gag grouper (Mycteroperca
microlepis). Blacks are olive or gray with black
spots, and grow between 40 and 100 pounds.
Gags are brownish gray in color with worm-like
markings and grow to 25 pounds.
Size limits on gag, black, red, yellowfin,
yellowmouth, scamp are 20-inch minimum length
with a five-fish limit. No harvest of Nassau grou-
per is permitted.

Jewfish
Jewfish (Epinephelus itajara) are one of the
longest-living fish at 50 years. They have irregu-
lar dark vertical bars on the sides and can grow up
to 800 pounds in size. Jewfish were heavily har-
vested, prompting fishery regulators to class them
as a protected species. It is illegal to possess jew-
fish today.


Kingfish

Kingfish
Kingfish, or king mackerel (Scomberomorous
cavalla) are silver in color with black or bluish-green
backs. They are long, slender fish with a tapered
!ead. Kings are usually found offshore in large
schools, and grow to 20 pounds, although the
:lorida record was 90 pounds. There is a 20-inch
Minimum fork length with a two-fish daily bag
init. Bag limit in Gulf-Atlantic fishery is reduced to
ie when federal waters are closed to all harvest.

Permit
Pern (Trachinotus falcatus) are a south
lorida f that is starting to extend its range into
wr cal wa .. This bull-headed fish has a gray back
-ith'sil' sides and is similar in shape to pom-
ano, al ugh much larger at 25 pounds. They
;re found I offshore and inshore waters. There is
S10- to 2 nch slot limit on permit, with a 10-fish
,daily ba]' imit. You may also possess one fish of
!ore tha i 20 inches.


Pompano N
Pompano
The Florida pompano (Trachinotus carolinus)


is similar in shape and coloration to permit, al-
though pompano have a golden hue to their bel-
lies. They are found both inshore and offshore,
and usually grow to three to six pounds. There is
a 10- to 20-inch slot limit on pompano, with a 10-
fish daily bag limit. You may also possess one fish
of more than 20 inches daily.






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Redfish

Redfish
One of the more popular local fish, redfish or
red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) are copper-col-
ored with a distinctive black spot at the base of the
tail. Juveniles are found inshore, and migrate off-
shore to spawn, usually from August to October.
The Florida record for redfish is 51 pounds. Per-
mitted size for possession of redfish is within the
18- to 27-inch slot limit, with one-fish-daily pos-
session allowed.

Shark
Several species of sharks are found in local
waters. Makos (Isurus oxyrinchus) are have deep
blue backs with white bellies, and are usually seen
offshore near the surface. They are common to 300
pounds, although the Florida record is 911
pounds for a mako. Bonnethead sharks (Sphyrna
tiburo) are gray in color with a distinctive shovel-
shaped head. They usually are found in bays and
estuaries, and grow to four feet in length. Ham-
merhead sharks (Sphyrna lewini) are brown to
olive in color with a hammer-like head. They too
are found both inshore and offshore, and can
reach 14 feet in length.
There is a recreational limit of one shark per
person or two sharks per vessel per day, which-
ever is less; the harvest of sawsharks, sawfish,
basking sharks, whale sharks and spotted eagle
rays is prohibited.

Sheepshead
Sheepshead (Archosargus probatocephalus)
are one of the more popular winter fish caught
near docks and piers in the area. They are silver
in color, with distinctive vertical black bands
along the sides. Nearshore sheepies grow to two
pounds; offshore fish can reach up to eight
pounds. There is a 12-inch minimum size limit on
sheepshead, with a 15-fish daily bag limit.


Man'iira, shna/pp'r
Snapper
Snapper are another numerous species of off-
shore fish. Blackfin snapper (Lutjanus buccanella)
are generally bright red with comma-shaped dark
marks on the pectoral fins. They usually grow to
20 inches in length. Cubera snapper (Lutjanus
cyanopterus) are dark brown or gray with a red-
dish tinge. They have distinctive canine teeth,
grow to 40 pounds and are found inshore as juve-
niles and offshore as adults. Dog snapper
(Lutjanus jocu) are brown with a bronze tinge,
with enlarged canine teeth and a blue line under
their eyes. They grow to 30 pounds in size.
Gray, or mangrove snapper (Lutjanus griseus)
are dark brown or gray with reddish-orange spots
in rows along their sides. They grow to 12 pounds
in size and are found near mangroves and
seagrass beds inshore, near rock reefs offshore.
Lane snapper (Lutjanus synagris) is silvery pink
in color with pink and yellow lines on sides and


often a black spot near the dorsal fin. They usually
grow to one pound in size. Mahogany snapper
(Lutjanus mahogoni) are grayish olive in color,
with a dark spot below the dorsal fin. They are
found in clear water near reefs offshore. Mutton
snapper (Lutjanus analis) have olive-colored
backs with a reddish belly. They have a black spot
under their dorsal fin, and are found near offshore
reefs. They grow to about 15 pounds.
Red snapper (Lutjanus campechanus) are
pinkish-red in color with a white belly and are
found offshore to 20 pounds in size. Vermilion
snapper (Rhomboplites aurorubens) are red in
color with yellow streaks on the sides. These small
fish, generally less than one pound, are also found
offshore near reefs. Yellowtail snapper (Ocyurus
chrysurus) have olive or bluish backs with a yel-
low stripe running from the eye to the tail. They
are found offshore over sandy areas, and grow to
about three pounds.
There is a 14-inch minimum size on red snap-
per; 16-inch minimum on mutton snapper; 12-
inch minimum on dog,, mahogany, blackfin and
yellowtail; 12- to 30-inch slot on Cubera (may
possess two more than 30 inches); 10-inch mini-
mum on gray or mangrove snapper; eight-inch
minimum on vermillion and lane snapper. Bag
limit 10 daily (no limit on lane or vermillion).
Limit may not include more than five mangrove
daily or five red snapper daily.

Snook
Snook (Centropomus undecimalis) are pow-
erful fish that are usually found in bays and estu-
aries. They have a large mouth with a protruding
lower jaw and a distinctive black lateral line.
Snook grow to eight pounds, although the Florida
record is 44 pounds. There is a 26- to 34-inch slot
limit on snook, and snook harvest is closed from
Dec. 15 to Jan. 31, and in June, July and August.
There is also a two-fish daily bag limit to catch
snook and a special snook stamp is required on
your fishing license.

Spanish mackerel
Spanish mackerel (Scomberomorous
maculatus) are smaller than king mackerel at
about two pounds. They have green backs and
silver sides with yellow irregular spots on their
sides. A schooling fish, Spanish mackerel are
found inshore and offshore. There is a 12-inch
minimum length on the species, with a 10-fish
daily bag limit.

Spotted seatrout
Spotted seatrout (Cynoscion nebulosus)
have dark gray or green backs and numerous
black spots on the back and tail. They grow to
about four pounds locally, and are found in-
shore near seagrass beds. There is a 15- to 20-
inch slot limit on spotted seatrout, with a five
fish daily limit, and you may possess one of
more than 20 inches. The seatrout season is
closed in November and December.


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Tacrpon
Tarpon
Florida's premiere gamefish, tarpon (Megalops
atlanticus) have dark blue or greenish black backs,
that shade to bright silver on the sides. They have
huge scales and are primarily an inshore fish, al-
though adults spawn offshore. Most catches are in
the 50-pound range, although the Florida record is
243 pounds. There is no size limit on tarpon, al-
though there is a two-fish-per-day limit, and fishers
must have a $50 tarpon tag on their Florida fishing
license to possess or kill silver kings.

More fish illustrations and descriptions may be
found in "Fishing Lines," produced by the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection.


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