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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
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Physical Description: Newspaper
Creator: Islander
Publisher: Bonner Joy
Creation Date: March 3, 1999

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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Manatee -- Anna Maria
Coordinates: 27.530278 x -82.734444 ( Place of Publication )

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FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE


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Anna Maria:


seating board,

mulling tower
By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
Two issues that have been in limbo for sometime
now received the attention of commissioners at the
Anna Maria meeting Tuesday, Feb. 23.
The first is the issue of reinstating the Code En-
forcement Board and the second includes plans for the
erection of a cellular communications tower should the
city ever be faced with an application.
Referring to the code enforcement ordinance,
Mayor Chuck Shumard said, "There has been a lot of
kicking around on this ordinance."
Last year Public Works Director Phil Charnock
decided the original ordinance, what officials refer to
as number 441, was not effective in dealing with rou-
tine violations. The ordinance was given to then-City
Attorney Jim Dye to revise.
Dye added a section to the existing ordinance that
included a citation method as an alternative method of
enforcement. It gave the code inspector the discretion
to either send a violation to the Code Enforcement
Board or to issue a citation to the violator.
Charnock said, had the ordinance passed it would
have alleviated some of the more mundane type of vio-
lations that appear before the board, such as garbage
cans being left out too long or grass that is too high. L
If the violator chose to appeal the citation, then he .i a
or she would need to make a trip to the Manatee County ( Con
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mnter \ith fire trucks and appropriate revelry. Islander Photo: David Fuitch


Merger nixed, but maybe help for public works


By Paul Roat
Consideration of merging public works and the
building departments in Bradenton Beach has been
quickly dismissed by city commissioners.
And the beleaguered public works department
head may soon get some relief from what appears to be
an overwhelming work load.
Three years ago, then-Mayor Leroy Arnold asked
then-Building Official Whitey Moran to look into the
feasibility of merging the two departments. Moran did
so, found the restructuring would result in a savings of
about $4,000 annually. However, the department
head's salary increase caused a political backlash from
the mayor and commission at that time, and was partly
responsible for Moran's departure from Bradenton
Beach.
Both Buddy Watts, the public works head, and Bill
Sanders, the building official, agreed the three-year-old
proposal now would not work.


Six candidates
compete for Holmes
Beach commission
Holmes Beach voters will elect three com-
missioners on March 9. The top three vote get-
ters will take office at a swearing-in ceremony
March 22 at 10 a.m. at city hall.
Candidates are incumbents Luke Courtney,
Pat Geyer and Don Maloney and challengers
Rich Bohnenberger, Sheila Hurst and Walter
Stewart.
The voting poll will be open from 7 a.m. to
7 p.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. All registered
voters in the city vote at Gloria Dei.
Election results will be announced in the
March 10 issue of The Islander Bystander.


"There is more responsibility now in the streets and
roads department." Watts said. "The manpower alloca-
tions in the proposal now would not work. It would cost
more money."
"You would be going backward in combining the
two department," Sanders said. "Why don't you hire
someone extra in public works and leave the building
department alone, where things work pretty well as
they are?"
Mayor Connie Drescher said she spoke with offi-
cials from the other two cities on the Island. "The other
cities say they believe we have a better deal in keeping
the departments separate," she said.
"It looks like we have a consensus not to combine
the two departments at this time," Vice Mayor John
Chappie said, to the nods of the commissioners.

Public works
department overload
Last December, Drescher and Watts had a confron-
tation regarding his performance. Watts is in charge of
the city's streets and roads department which takes
care of maintenance of city buildings as well as city
parks, streets, alleys, equipment and property as
well as the city's garbage collection division. Drescher
proposed a demotion for Watts for what she called "a
number of complaints from citizens regarding a lack of
performance" in the department.
Drescher at that time read off a list of issues within
the city that she said Watts failed to respond to in a
timely manner, ranging from weeds along Bridge
Street to maintenance of city hall.
Commissioners rejected the demotion then and
asked for a special workshop with Watts for him to
explain his job duties.
Last week, Watts provided commissioners with a
list of what he does daily, plus what the department
does on a weekly and monthly basis.
Besides Watts, the streets and roads department has
three full-time and one part-time employees. The em-
ployees have 144 hours weekly available to work,


Watts said, but weekly tasks needed to maintain the
city require almost 158 work hours.
"I don't have enough people to do the stuff we rou-
tinely do," Watts said, "not including anything extra.
I think we do about as good ajob as we can do with the
people we have and the jobs we do."
Watts said he works about 49 hours a week, al-
though his salary calls for him to work 40. Last year,
he said, he worked 477 hours overtime and, as a sala-
ried employee, did not get compensated for the extra
work.
City commissioners appeared surprised at the
amount of tasks the department does.
"I don't know how you get as much done as you
do," said Commissioner Bill Arnold, who has criticized
Watts in the past for failing to maintain parks in the
northern part of the city.
"Buddy Watts has a lot on his platter to do," Com-
missioner Gail Cole said.
Talk about the public works department is ex-
pected to continue.


SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Opinions .................... ....... ...................... 6
Those W ere the Days .................................. 7
Announcem ents ............................................ 10
School ................ ............ ... ..... ........ 16
ISLAND MAP ............................................ 18
Streetlife ....................................................... 20
Sports ............................................................ 22
Sandscrips ........................................ 24
Anna Maria Island tides ............................... 25
Real estate ....................... ......................... 26
Crossword puzzle .......................................... 36


MARCH 3, 1999


THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND


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Island beautification money available


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
Marge Soeffker has the Island's best interest at
heart. She is working diligently to unite the three Is-
land cities in an effort to secure federal funds for the
purpose of beautification.
Soeffker said the grant application will be looked
at more favorably if the cities apply under one um-
brella.
Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach currently
have plans to apply for funding independently from the
same source.
She is garnering support at the national and local
levels. In order to find some money for the Island, she
started at the top, she said.
Soeffker spoke with Gary Henry, landscape archi-
tect and staff coordinator for the U.S. Highway Beau-
tification Council. Henry was a contact four years ago
when Soeffker undertook a highway beautification
project in Minnesota.
One call led to another and Soeffker was in contact
with Enhancement Program Coordinator Marshall
Dougherty Jr. with the Florida Highway Beautification
Program.
Soeffker said he told her $300,000 in non-match-
ing federal funds was available for scenic landscaping
and other beautification.
Soeffker spoke at an Island Elected Officials Meet-
ing on Feb. 17, asking officials to support beautifica-
tion. She is also speaking at city meetings.
"Four years ago I wanted to beautify this already
beautiful Island," she said.
Former Holmes Beach City Commissioner Billy
Martini shared her enthusiasm, and together they
started the Anna Maria Island Beautification Commit-
tee.
They are responsible for two public murals, one in

PLEASE SEE BEAUTIFY, NEXT PAGE


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
The possibility of "free money" to beautify the
city's streets had Holmes Beach beautification advo-
cates blooming.
Marshall Dougherty Jr. and Susan King of the
Florida Department of Transportation told members
of the Holmes Beach Parks and Beautification Ad-
visory Board about a possible funding source for
beautification.
"The Transportation Enhancement Program is
not a grant program," Dougherty explained. "It
was started by ISTEA [Intermodal Surface Trans-
portation Efficiency Act] funding of 1992 and it
has been carried on by the T21 Act or Transpor-
tation Efficiency Act for the 21st Century. It al-
lows local governments to get involved and re-
quest this funding and put it to whatever use they
want."
The TEP fund distributes $3 to $4 million annu-
ally among 12 counties in DOT District 1. The 12
agencies in the district, such as the Sarasota/Mana-
tee Metropolitan Planning Organization, can submit
requests for the funding. Each agency can receive up
to $300,000 for one or more projects.
Allowable projects include:
Bicycle and pedestrian facilities.
Acquisition of scenic easements or historic
sites.
Scenic or historic highway programs.
Landscaping and other scenic beautification.
Historic preservation.
Rehabilitation and operation of historic trans-
portation buildings, structures or facilities.


Preservation of an abandoned railway corridor.
Control and removal of outdoor advertising.
Archaeological planning and research.
Mitigation of water pollution due to highway
runoff.
"The application deadline is June 1 and the ap-
plications are submitted to the MPO," Dougherty
said. "They look at them for eligibility and feasibil-
ity and then submit them to the district office for our
review around the first of July. We submit them
back to the MPO if they are eligible and the MPO
priorities them."
Projects are awarded in September and DOT
can design and construct the project, King said.
"The design dollars do not come out of the al-
location," Dougherty noted. "We'll come in, meet
with the locals and ask for their input, then do the
complete set of plans, get the required permitting
and let the contract in a statewide bid letting."
All projects must be sponsored by the local gov-
ernment, be contained in the government's right of
.way and have the support of local citizens,
Dougherty said. The government must agree to
maintain the project, King added.
The funds awarded this year will be available in
2004-05 and must be spent in one year. However,
local governments can apply for funds yearly.
Commissioner Roger Lutz, the city's liaison to
the group, said the commission is working on in-
stalling uniform street lights and new street signs
throughout the city. The first of these street lights
have been installed at city hall.
Dougherty said that type of project would
qualify for funding.


Anna Maria
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

courthouse, where the matter would be handled in a
manner similar to a traffic ticket.
The 38-page revised ordinance was voted down by
the commission in November 1998, in part due to its
length and also because commissioners expressed con-
cern over the strictness of the citation method for en-
forcing the city's ordinances.
In December City Attorney Bob Hendrickson
worked to revise Dye's proposed ordinance and deleted
the section on the citation method.
His revision brought the ordinance discussion full
circle.
Not quite, though, because 441 had its share of
problems, according to Chairman of Planning and Zon-
ing Tom Turner.
Turner, who chaired the Code Enforcement Board
in the past, said one of the problems with it was the size
of the board, which had seven members. We need to go
to five members, he said.
Another problem was there was no time limitation
for violations, he said. In some instances it took 90 days
before the board heard a case.
"There has to be some meat put into the thing," he
said.
Turner said once the letter of warning is issued, no
more than 30 days should pass before the violation is
corrected.
"None of this second and third warning and
Mickey Mousing around," he said.
Charnock said the citation method came about af-
ter he spoke with Bradenton Director of Planning and
Zoning Jerry West, who instituted the citation method
seven years ago.
Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach have passed
the same type of ordinance, but have not implemented
them thus far, Charnock said.
According to Charnock, West said he has used a box
full of warning ticket books, but only one citation book.
People usually comply once they're issued a warn-
ing if they know they will be faced with a $50 or $75
ticket, Charnock said.
Charnock and Turner suggested staying with 441
and reseating a board.


Commissioners take oath after election
Newly elected Anna Maria Commissioners George McKay, left, and Doug Wolfe take the oath of office at the
start of Tuesday-s Feb. 16 commission meeting. Manatee County Supervisor of Elections Bob Sweat had each
commissioner put his right hand on the Bible and raise his left, and then repeat after him. "I solemnly swear
that I will support, protect and defend the constitution and government of the United States and the state of
Florida and I am duly qualified to hold office under the constitution of the state of Florida, and the charter of
the City of Anna Maria, Florida, and that I will well and faithlfily perform the duties of the office of city


commissioner which I'm now about to enter, so help me

The commission reached a consensus to reinstate
the Code Enforcement Board and to clean up the ordi-
nance. According to Charnock, the board dissolved
early in 1998.
Commissioner Max Znika said, "I was in code
enforcement for three years. We met every month. We
did a lot of cleaning up because we were meeting
monthly and looking for things to address. It did work.
I don't know why it fell off."
Commissioner George McKay said he would like
to make it work and implement Turner's suggestions.
Commissioner Robert McElheny said, "I agree.
There's no sense putting another law on the book we're
not going to pay attention to. We already have one, so
let's try to make it work."
Shumard said he is the process of seating a board
and will release names at a future commission meeting.

Cell tower discussion
The city presently has a moratorium on the con-
struction of a cellular communications tower. It will
need to get an ordinance in place by April 1.
One purpose of the moratorium was so commis-
sioners could bide time in hopes that new technology
would save them from having an unsightly tower.
There were other kinks that needed to be worked


God. Islander Photos: Susan Kesselring

out as well.
Shumard asked the commissioners if they had any-
thing to add to the draft ordinance.
Znika suggested Shumard meet with a representa-
tive from Holmes Beach because they've been through
the process.
He said the city could learn from mistakes made in
Holmes Beach. The commission will then be better
prepared to address the tower business, Znika said.
Shumard said the biggest problem they have is if
the tower should collapse, that it comes down as they
say it's supposed to.
"I'll be happy to get with them," Shumard said.
Commissioner Doug Wolfe said the city needs to
look more closely at franchise fees, specifically
whether it will have the right to sublease to other com-
panies wanting to place their signals on the tower.
McElheny said the commission needs to sit down
and come up with a "whole lot of numbers" for this
ordinance.
He said numbers are needed for the facility setback
and for the height of the proposed tower.
"I think what we're all looking at is, we hope we
never have a tower. We're using this to cover ourselves
so that we have control over it if we do have to have a
tower," he said.


... and Holmes Beach goes for it







THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER E MARCH 3, 1999 a PAGE 3 jl[


Special meeting called by Anna Maria vice mayor


In an rare move, Anna Maria Vice Mayor Robert
McElheny called an emergency city meeting Tuesday,
March 2, saying he determined the mayor was not will-
ing to deal administrative matters.
McElheny said he had received disturbing infor-
mation regarding Shumard's failure to deal with an
employee problem on Friday, including information


BEAUTIFY, FROM PAGE 2
as one painted on Key West Willie's restaurant in
Bradenton Beach.
The committee's new plans for beautifying the Is-
land are on a much grander scale. Soeffker said the
funds could be used for installing street lights, plant-
ing native shrubs and flowers, and installing irrigation
systems.
With the help of an imaging camera, cities can be
reconstructed and a master plan drawn, and experts for
the state provide all the labor and construction, she
said.
Soeffker said the public is included on all projects.
Officials from the state will arrange a public meeting
for citizens to voice their desires as to what the Island
should look like, she said.
Soeffker brings experience in beautification
projects to the Island.
In 1991 she proposed to plant lilacs on state high-


regarding a confrontation the same day between
Shumard and Commissioner Doug Wolfe.
Wolfe said that in a heated discussion with
Shumard, he told the mayor he wasn't doing his job as
administrator and that he left the commission no choice
but to deal with the situation as a public matter.
At the special meeting Tuesday, commissioners

Down
and out
These Holmes
Beach Public
Sb Works Department
bunkers were
removed to make
roomfor the ball
., r- field, said Public
Works Supervisor
Joe Duennes.
Islander Photo:
Pat Copeland



ways in Minnesota. She said officials from the state
were excited because never before had a private citizen
wanted to get involved with beautifying the highways.
She said she raised $275 for an acre of bare-root
planting. Herself and 20 others planted the crop and she
and her husband maintained it for two years.
Soeffker received numerous awards for her efforts
and she says it resulted in the Minnesota Roadside Beau-
tification Partnership Program, which in four years pro-
duced more than $5 million for beautification projects.
Other Florida counties have benefited from these
beautification funds, she said, including two areas
beautified in Sarasota.
Soeffker said June 1 is the deadline for the grant
application. All the cities need to do is draw up reso-
lutions stating their desire to participate in the program
and promise to maintain any improvements made.
"It's better to have a piece of the pie, than no pie
at all," Soeffker said.


outlined a program to address the employee problem in
the future.
Due to circulating rumors involving employee
conduct, The Islander Bystander requested person-
nel records from the city last week, however
Shumard claimed a personnel file, which he admit-
tedly maintains separately in his office, is not pub-
lic record.
City Attorney Robert Hendrickson maintains
Shumard's "personal notes" are not public record and
are not "designed to perpetuate, communicate, or for-
malize knowledge."



Anna Maria City
3/9, 7:30 p.m., Commission work session

Bradenton Beach
3/4, 7 p.m., Commission meeting
3/9, 1:30 p.m., Commission special meeting

Holmes Beach
3/9, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., City election
3/11, 8:30 a.m., Canal Commission meeting

Of Interest
3/10, 10 a.m., Island Emergency Operations
Center meeting, Fire Station 1, 6001 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach


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Bradenton Beach
March 4, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Agenda: approval to hire Eatman & Smith
Architects for police department improvements
and remodeling, approval for budget amend-
ment, request from Key West Willy's for St.
Patrick's Day, discussion of advertising for new
building official, and public comments.


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Investment plan discussed for


By Paul Roat
There's the sound of a clock ticking in the Tingley
Memorial Library. And it's getting louder as the
months pass.
The library board of directors and Bradenton
Beach City Commission are working toward a solution
to invest endowment funds left for the creation of the
library by Hannah Hooks Tingley several years ago.
The decision should ensure the library's continued in-
dependence from public revenue.
Tingley left about $500,000 for the creation of a
library in the city. Due to previous commissions' de-
lays in construction, the interest earned on the endow-
ment grew to the point that land could be bought, the
building constructed, and books and furnishings pur-


chased without having to tap the original donation.
About five years ago, the endowment was invested
in U.S. Treasury Bonds, with a rate of return of about
$37,000 annually. Thit sum is the annual budget of the
library, used to pay for the one part-time employee,
utility bills and new book acquisitions.
But the T-bills are coming due in October, and the rate
of return is not adequate for long-term financial security
of the library. The concern is that the library will have to
dip into the endowment for day-to-day operations.
As library chair John Sandberg puts it, "If we start
to eat our seed corn, we're finished."
So Sandberg, the library board, and the city com-
mission are embarking on what they hope will be an
innovative investment strategy for the Tingley Memo-


Tingley Library
rial Library with a goal to grow and stockpile a little
more of that "seed corn."
Prior interest accumulated, plus interest through
October, will be used for library operating costs until
October 2000.
Interest from the endowment will be plowed back
into the endowment, which will be invested in a fund
as-yet undetermined, to "grow more seed corn."
Sandberg suggested, and the city commission seemed
to agree to, a three-member finance-investment advisory
committee. A private investor will recommend an endow-
ment management account for the endowment.
The city commission and library officials will meet
later this month to continue talks on the matter all to the
tune of the clicking clock.


Canal commission wants city to dedicate canals


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach canal commissioners recently asked
city commissioners to dedicate the remainder of the
city's canals and establish a stormwater task force.
During its year and a half of research, the canal
commission learned that several of the city's canals
were never dedicated to the city, prompting city com-
missioners to ask City Attorney Patricia Petruff for
guidance.
Petruff said the city has two options:
Decide that either a common law dedication of
the canals has occurred or that the canals are subject to
a public use easement. This would require the city to
pass a resolution accepting one or the other.
Take no action.
City commissioners took the latter position.
However, canal commissioners disagreed and
voted to recommend the first option.
"If we ever dredge the canals, we need to include
all the canals in one package," Canal Chairman Bob
Jorgensen pointed out. "Why have those five canals in
limbo? .Besides, if the city denies ownership, that
means someone else may claim them."


"If we develop an action plan for dredging, it
would be an obstacle if they're not dedicated," mem-
ber Jerry Perry added.
Jorgensen said the city's canals also function as a
system to drain stormwater runoff and if the five canals
filled in from silting it would hinder that system.
City commissioners had also questioned canal
commissioners' recommendation that they expand
their focus and become a stormwater task force. The
task force would study the problems of flooding in the
city, develop a stormwater management plan and seek
methods of funding the plan.
City commissioners have said a 1996 Southwest
Florida Water Management District study of Island
stormwater runoff and recommendations to alleviate
the problem is sufficient.
"Someone has to develop a master plan, which
is required by both the Federal Emergency Manage-
ment Agency and our city's comprehensive plan,"
Jorgensen said.
"The Swiftmud study identifies the problems and
gives us some alternate solutions." Public Works Su-
pervisor Joe Duennes added. "A master plan tells us
what we do first and determines which solutions we're


going to use and how to implement and pay for them."
Duennes said he would'talk to Gerald Smelt, a
planner with the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Coun-
cil, about how to develop a master plan and check with
other cities that have developed plans.

Longboat home, garden
tour Saturday
Six homes are on the 23rd annual Longboat
Key Home and Garden Tour from 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. Saturday, March 6.
The tour will begin in the historic
Longbeach Village on north Longboat and go
south down Gulf of Mexico Drive to include a
residence-business, remodels and a palatial es-
tate. Refreshments will be served at the halfway
point in Bicentennial Park.
Tickets at $10 each let the bearer start the
tour at any of the six homes: Proceeds go to the
charities of the sponsoring Longboat Key Gar-
den Club. Information is available at 383-4745
and 383-2458.


ra CCitizens of


1Holmes Beach,


Cast Your ballot on



STuesday, March 9. 1999!

*To protect the quality of life we all enjoy on Anna Maria Island
To implement a code of ethics for city officials

To ensure fiscal responsibility

To implement cost effective city services

To develop long term planning strategies

STo make no commitments beyond our financial capabilities

STo create a citizens partnership with city government

To return proven leadership to city government


Elect Rich Bohnenberger

for Holmes Beach City Commission

Any questions? Call Rich at 778-0355
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Holmes Beach vote counts
Don't be complacent or apathetic. Every vote
counts.
And in a six-way race with three incumbents, ev-
ery friend counts in a small community such as Holmes
Beach.
There's no clear "win-win" choice for us this year,
sadly. We'd hoped critical issues that surfaced during
the past year would bring forth candidates with plat-
forms for change, but that hasn't happened.
Of the three incumbents, all voted to spend money
to build a $1.6 million (and growing) new city hall
rather than remodel and expand old city hall to the tune
of $250,000 to $300,000.
Of the three incumbents, all were seated commis-
sioners when the money allocated for new city hall was
diverted to other infrastructure projects and all ap-
proved financing for city hall, to the tune of an addi-
tional $300,000 in interest fees.
At this point, the musical chair game winners will
decide to either raise taxes.to pay for city hall or halt
all other infrastructure projects (including the demoli-
tion of the old buildings and completing the soccer
field) or look to the sky for another windfall.
We made no secret at The Islander Bystander that we
were unhappy about demolishing old city hall. Incumbents
Don Maloney and Pat Geyer support that, while Luke
Courtney favors community use for the facility.
The Anna Maria Island Community Center pro-
vided estimates and more than enough'promises to dra-
matically renovate old city hall in keeping with new
city hall all for a fraction of the city's cost. All the
contractors and architects involved agreed it can be a
safe, useful building.
The demolition of the building would only com-
pound the commission's over-spending on new city
hall. Why? To avoid the reminder of past mistakes?
On the other hand, we have a fundamental dis-
agreement with Courtney over vacation rentals in resi-
dential neighborhoods. Basically, he's for it and we're
not. Zoning exists to protect neighborhoods and in
Holmes Beach the business of short-term rentals needs
to be regulated and enforced. Courtney apparently has
a half dozen or more properties in residential zones that
he rents from his motel office under the guise that with-
out regulations to the contrary, his rentals are legal.
The city attorney disagrees and so do we.
Of the newcomers, Rich Bohnenberger has served
on the commission and as mayor for a term. He was
autonomous in his actions as the city's administrator
and often inaccessible to the press. He is knowledge-
able in many aspects of city and state government and
can be an asset in obtaining grants and other cost sav-



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ing measures. On the other hand, he's a real estate
salesperson and of the same opinion as Courtney when
it comes to regulating rentals.
Bohnenberger's leadership role at the Anna Maria
Island Chamber of Commerce would be an asset if he
bears in mind he represents voters, not businesseson
the commission.
We bitterly recall one commissioner's appeal while
discussing rental regulations: "Who will represent the
tourists?"
That brings us to Sheila Hurst, beholden to no spe-
cial interest group unless it's kids. She has students
attending the Island school and playing sports and par-
ticipating in programs at the Center.
She enacted beneficial beautification programs
while she headed that committee for the city and served
on other worthwhile community projects. What she
lacks in knowledge of city business, the comprehensive
plan, stormwater mitigation or million-dollar budgets
is compensated by energetic enthusiasm.


Walter Stewart filed to run for office but has made
little effort to earn voter's confidence. He called to say
he was ill and could not attend our candidate forum and
phone calls the proceeding day were intercepted by an
"out-of-order" recording.
We're prone to hum along because we know the
words so well, but we're bound to recommend the three
incumbents for lack of sufficient reason not to.
None have robbed a bank or stolen toys from help-
less children, although there could be an argument to
the contrary when you consider the over-budget city
hall and lack of support for the Center in providing
space for youth programs in Holmes Beach.
And you can learn how the candidates tout their
many accomplishments in our "Forum" story this issue.
We recommend Luke Courtney. Pat Geyer and
Don Maloney for commission. But Bohnenberger or
Hurst couldn't do any worse.
Sorry, it's such an old, worn-out tune. At least
there's no part for a fiddle among our friends.


What is that fish?
The largest, longest and heaviest of the groupers is
called the "giant grouper." Because they have a promi-
nent snout and thick lips, someone years ago began
calling them jewfishh."
At that time, blacks, Italians, Polish. Irish and
countless others were described by insulting stereo-
types in newspapers. It has been many years since I
have read any of these derogatory terms.
I think it is time to follow the lead of the scien-
tists at the Mote Marine Center Research Lab in
Sarasota by calling Epinejphelus itajara the "giant
grouper." The fish will appreciate this and I am sure
that many of your readers will.
John EIfenbein. Anna Maria
Editor's Note: According to Mote Marine Laboratory
officials, volunteers at the Aquarium said they and visi-
tors became "uncomfortable" with the name jewfishh"
several years ago. Mote officials changed the signage
and informational literature on je\wfish to "giant grou-
per." All other references accessed by The Islander
Bystander, including the Florida Deparnlent of Envi-


ronmental Protection's guide to Florida marine re-
sources, The Saltwater Fish Identifier by Al Ristori and
McClane 's Field Guide to Saltwater Fishes, refer to the
species as a jewfish.
Good for Bridge Street
Great job, In6s Norman. on the best festival ever on
Bridge Street. The absence of-drunken unruly partici-
pants of the past was refreshing, enjoyable and relax-
ing. I hope the city of Bradenton Beach rewards your
efforts with recognition.
The art displays were well described as to locals
and out-of-town vendors. The food was delicious and
the bands well scheduled to have music at different
times and locations throughout the festival.
To all businesses, great display of the cultural changes
on Bridge Street. The destination for clean friendly mer-
chants with an upbeat attitude is the best way to describe
your efforts. Super fabulous applause to all.
Brenda Lovett, Bradenton Beach

For more of Your Opinion,
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THOSE WERE THE FAYS
Part 1, The Halls of Anna Maria
by June Alder


After four long years fighting in the Union Army, in 1865 George Emerson Bean
returned home weary and disillusioned. He sailed away to find his dream island.
And he did.


HE HAD A DREAM


All his life New Englander George
Emerson Bean had yearned to find a
place where he could read and study and
fish and swim and hunt a place where
he could live in peace and quiet.
Tales told by his seafaring father
and uncles of romantic desert islands
had early fired his imagination. As many
a lad did in the old days, he went to sea
before he was out of short pants, work-
ing on the whalers running off the coast
of Maine. During the long, cold nights
he dreamed of a tropical island with
palm trees and sultry breezes, white
sand and blue surf with nothing to
worry about.
But his dream was obscured by the
clouds of war. In his early 20s he be-
came a disciple of Ralph Waldo
Emerson and an Abolitionist. But he
was also a firm opponent of the dissolu-
tion of the Union. So when President
Lincoln put out a call for men, he had
been among the first in his home town
of Kittery, Maine, to join up, even
though he was a newlywed with a child
on the way.
Four years later, sick of the fighting
and death, he returned home restless and
unable to settle down. He had to get away.
He and three other war-weary comrades-
in-arms decided to head South. They
sailed out of Portsmouth harbor in the late
summer of 1865 and proceeded slowly
down around the Florida peninsula to the


Gulf of Mexico.
One golden dusk they cast anchor
in a cove on the north shore of a long
green key at the mouth of a vast bay.
George had never before seen such a
magnificent sunset. It was as if all the
rainbows in the world had come to-
gether to weave a glorious tapestry
over and around them.
Sitting around their campfire, as
the colors faded in the West and the
darkness came up behind them from
the East, the young men talked softly
of their hopes for the future. They fell
asleep with the starlight and the gleam
of a lighthouse across the pass to keep
them company through the night.
George awoke to a bright morning.
The breeze was fresh, the sands be-
neath his feet warm and caressing. He
plunged into the surf and came up
shouting with joy.
"Some day I'll build a cabin right
on this spot and live here the rest of my
days," he declared to his friends.
George was 26 years old. He had a
wife and two children back in Maine,
both of them born during the war. For
their sake he would set aside his dream
for the time being.
But he knew he would never forget
Anna Maria Island.
Next: Life in
Connecticut


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Building official responds
This letter is in response to a statement made in
the article, "Building official resigns in Bradenton
Beach" in the Feb. 24 edition of The Islander By-
stander that is incorrect. The statement, "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," is incorrect.
After the incident, the accident was immediately
reported to the city clerk and the mayor. The value
of the damages was estimated to be less than $500
and so, according to state law, a police report was
not necessary and not made. Then-Chief Maloney
believed otherwise, resulting in a difference of opin-
ion that eventually led to his resignation.
If you would please retract the incorrect state-
ment in your next issue and print the above explana-
tion, I will be in your debt.
William G. Sanders, Bradenton Beach
Editor's Note: Sander's damaged vehicle was inad-
vertently discovered by one of the city clerks and
was later reported. When police were eventually in-
formed of Sanders' crash, he was charged with fail-
ure to use due care, and found guilty of the charge.
Actual cost to repair damage to the van was $861,
and damage to the boat he struck was $241.

Is anybody listening?
Last week's Islander Bystander headline in-
forms me the forthcoming rehab of the Anna Maria
Island Bridge is good for "only five years," or bet-
ter yet, "Here we go again!"
The quotes are attributed to Florida Department
of Transportation District 1 Secretary David Twiddy
who we hoped would present a ray of benevolence..
David May, whom he succeeded, in his first on-


Women's Club of
Anna Maria Island
presents their
Annual Dessert Card Party
Monday, March 8 Noon 3 pm
8 Anna Maria Island
m Community Center
Players are requested to
bring cards or games of your
choice. Donation $3.50


slaught after relieving Bill Trefz, dictatorially en-
deared himself to us with "... you will accept this
bridge."
Having witnessed blatant chicanery and count-
less obviously politically motivated fabrications at
every level, having attended some 30 meetings and
hearings from Miami to Tallahassee and holder of
more than 2,000 pages of documentation to prove it,
please allow a few obvious questions.
First, DOT rehabed the Howard Frankland span
into Tampa, reusing its own robot-removed surfaces
as its grout, added safety lanes, and gave that bridge
a new life quoted as 40 years. Why ar e we entitled
to only five?
Second, we "enjoyed" our public bridge hear-
ings some six years after the legal mandate; then a
letter from the Secretary of Transportation stated "...
they were held to satisfy the requirement to hold
public meetings and no other purpose. That con-
cluded, we will proceed with the project."
This, despite a 33-2 anti-DOT outcry. The be-
hind the scene official posture was that, eventually,
both bridges to the Island from the mainland would
be replaced with 80-foot-high megabridges. Is
today's "five-year lifespan" a ploy toward that re-
maining goal?
Third, for more than a year DOT presented "re-
placement" at $13.7 million as their conclusion. We
learned in Tampa hearings this amount would hardly
pay for the concrete and did not include a construc-
tion structure nor $7-$8 million removal costs for the
old span.
After the priority switch from the Cortez Bridge
we learned, unofficially, that Cortez Road's first
span, shorter than Manatee Avenue, would have to-
taled $30 million ... and now, a rehab for only $1.2
million! When will an honest cost factor be offered?






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tion evidence that our present bridges are, by far, the
safest in evacuations; that all megabridges close at
prehurricane wind speeds of 40 mph; that the agency
itself states four percent of masted vessels can't pass
beneath a 65-foot-high clearance; and that we de-
serve the same consideration as Ft. Lauderdale
where DOT supported a "replace-in-kind" policy.
Conclusion: Were one of us to exhibit the
effluvial ethical posture officially demonstrated re-
garding this bridge, even to a provable gubernatorial
cover-up when an official investigation was re-
quested for project 13150-1524, we would be buried
beneath the nearest jail.
What public faction are public servants sup-
posed to serve, and why isn't our MPO listening?
Jim Kissick, Bradenton Beach

Thanks to Sandbar
for help with missing wallet
Monday, Feb. 8, friends and I enjoyed a very
good meal at the Sandbar restaurant. Tuesday morn-
ing I realized I had lost my billfold.
After retracing my steps I contacted the Sandbar.
They had my wallet safe and sound and had con-
tacted my sister in North Carolina to locate me.
We owe thanks to the management and staff of
this fine restaurant. They would accept no reward.
We will continue to recommend the Sandbar and
Anna Maria Island to our friends and will return here
as often as possible.
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Florida authors sign books
Two authors who have written books about local
places will be signing their new books Saturday,
March 6, at Dickens & Company Bookstore on St.
Armands Circle.
Bruce Hunt has written "Visiting Small-Town
Florida," in two volumes, in which he describes the
pleasures of rural Florida. He writes of Anna Maria
Island:
"Great food, great beaches, great fishing and a
disdain for intrusive commercial development com-
bine to make Anna Maria a perfect small Florida
beach town."
Kenneth F. Tricebock has penned "Historic Sites
and Buildings, Sarasota, Venice, Bradenton Area."
The book features maps and photographs of many of
the areas listed and described.
They will be at Dickens, 15 S. Blvd. of the Presi-
dents, St. Armands Circle, from 1-3 p.m. For more
information, call 388-4304.
Happenings off
the Island
Jazz at the Library, a regular feature by the Jazz
Club of Sarasota, will see the Guy Sheaffer Group with
vocalist Chris Brown at the Manatee Central Library,
1301 Baracarrota Blvd., Bradenton, from noon to 1
p.m. Thursday, March 4. Information, 366-1552.
"Do the Zoo" is the title of the annual family fund-
raiser at the Sarasota-Bradenton Children's Zoo, 7512
N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, March 6. Information, 359-0601.
The annual craft fair of Terra Ceia Village, 9303
U.S. 41 north of Bradenton, will be Wednesday, March
10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with 50 artists represented
and a bake sale, prizes and raffle included.

Sato tops $6. million
Barbara A. Sato has won a Betsy Hills Real Estate
award of excellence for the 13th year, with $6 million
in closed sales and listings for 1998, the firm an-
nounces. She also manages 50 rentals for the company.
Sherry Sasser topped $1.5 million in sales and list-
ings in 1998 at-the real estate brokerage, and Nancy
Guilford had more than $1 million worth.


"The Little Hut," opening Friday, March 12,
will bring the Island Players four decades into
their 50-year anniversary presentations.
The theater group is presenting one out-
standing play from each of its five decades of
existence on Anna Maria Island.
"Hut," written by Andre Roussin and
adapted by Nancy Mitford, was first staged by
the Players in the 1980-81 season. This year it is
being co-produced by Island Real Estate and
Harrington House at Island Players Theatre,
Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue in Anna Maria
City.
Director Geoffrey Todd describes the play
as "a typical example of British stiff-upper-
lipmanship, reflecting the perceived importance
of maintaining values."
That lipmanship is illustrated by a married
couple, Phillip and Susan, who with friend
Henry are shipwrecked and marooned on a
desert isle where there is one adequate hut and
another, less than adequate, place to sleep.
This primitive situation makes it difficult to
maintain standards of dignity and decorum,
which is further complicated by a mysterious
stranger.
Mark Schelstrate will play Phillip and Linda
Davis his wife Susan. Marty Martin plays Henry
and James Lewis appears as the stranger.
The set is designed by John Flannery. Ann
Fasulo is stage manager and Don Bailey cos-
tume designer.
Curtain times are 8 p.m. except for three
Sunday matinees that begin at 2 p.m., with no
performances Mondays. Tickets are $12 each,
with the box office open from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
weekdays and an hour before each performance.


"The Little Hut, as it was first staged by Island
Players in the 1980-81 season. Island Players is
staging an'outstanding play from each of its five
decades in recognition of its 50th anniversary
season this year.
The play will run through March 28. Details
may be obtained at 778-5755.


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Bradenton Beach mayor
speaks to Democrats
The Democratic Women's Club of Manatee
County will meet Monday, March 8, at the First Street
Cafe in the Days Inn, 3506 First St., Bradenton.
Bradenton Beach Mayor Connie Drescher will be
the featured speaker.
Reservations for the 11:30 a.m. meeting may be
made by calling Nan Yerkes at 748-4489. The cost of
the luncheon is $8 and includes tax and gratuity.

Calling all sailors
Sailors are invited to join the Manatee Sailing As-
sociation at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 9.
The meeting will be held at the Regatta Point Ma-
rina, 1005 Riverside Drive, Palmetto, in the third floor
meeting room.
The following officers have been elected for 1999:
Commodore Ed Hartung, Vice Commodore Ron
Collis, Rear Commodore Danny Lundeen, Secretary
Holly Hollinsworth, Treasurer Wendy Presley, Fleet
Captain/Racing Terry Tibbits, Fleet Captain/Cruising
Bill Futhey, Newsletter Production Ellie Barber, Pro-
gram Community Chairman Ray Glover and Wendy
Presley and Hospitality Community Chairman Charles
Fellows.
Membership dues are $100 per year. For an appli-
cation or any additional information, call Sandee
Futhey at 729-3573.


For your eyes only
An Island singles breakfast and lecture on eyes will
take place at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 10, at the
Cafe on the Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Dr. John Adler will be speak about laser eye sur-
gery at 9:30 a.m.
For more information, call Barbara Parkman at
778-3390.

Come and enjoy
St. Bernard's Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor
Drive, Holmes Beach, will have a pancake breakfast
from 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday, March 7. The menu includes
homemade pancakes, sausage, oiange-juice and coffee.
The price is $2.50 for adults and $1 for children.
Homemade baked goods will also be available for sale.
For more information, call 778-4769.


Roser yard sale
due Saturday
The Roser Memorial Community Church Mission
Committee has scheduled a big yard sale Saturday,
March 6, at the church parking lot, 511 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria City.
The sale will be open from 8 a.m. until I p.m. Pro-
ceeds are to go to mission projects. Details may be
obtained at 778-0414.

Jazz, swing concert
Tuesday
Fifty-second Street swing will be featured at the
Tuesday night jazz concert on Longboat Key from 7:30
to 9:30 p.m. March 9.
Presented by and at the Longboat Key Center for
the Arts, 6860 Longboat Drive S., it will star Leon
Merion, Al Hixon and Mark Neuenschwander. Tickets
are $12. Information is available at 383-2345.


Gulfshore hobby, craft
show Saturday
The annual spring hobby and craft show of
Gulfshore of Longboat Key will be from 8:30 a.m. until
noon Saturday at 3710 Gulf of Mexico Drive.
A pancake and sausage breakfast at $3.50 will be
available during the show until 10:30, and a bake sale,
plant table and white elephant sale will be in conjunc-
tion with the sale of arts and crafts. Part of the proceeds
will go to charities.
Details are available at 383-9255.


Demonstrations Saturday
Wood sculptor Phil Toffel is one of three artists
who will demonstrate their work from 10 a.m. to 2
p.m. Saturday, March 6, at the Island West Gal-
lery, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Gerry
Brownell will demonstrate pencil portraits and
Irene Murplhy beading/quilting. Information is
available at 778-6648.

Dessert card party
next Monday
A dessert card party will be sponsored by the
Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island from noon to 3
p.m. Monday, March 8, at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City.
It is a public event, with participants to bring cards,
games and friends, said club spokeswoman Marian
Van Winkle. A $3.50 donation is destined for commu-
nity projects of the club. Information may be obtained
at 778-0093 or 778-4564.

Spring fashion show
next Tuesday
St. Bernard's Ladies Guild will sponsor its annual
spring fashion show at noon Tuesday, March 9, at the
activities center of St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248
Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
The deadline for making reservations for the $7
event is Thursday, March 4. Reservations may be made
and information obtained at 77&-7855, 778-7749 or
778-4769.

Off Stage Ladies
meet Wednesday
The Off Stage Ladies organization of the Island
Players Theatre will enjoy a potpourri of packing and
scarves when it meets at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March
10, at the Bradenton Yacht Club. 4307 Sncad Island
Road, Palmetto.
Patchington's is to demonstrate "Vacation Pack-
inm" and Liz Brady will style "Scarf Creations." Res-
ervations may be made and information obtained at
794-2188.

Artists' signup due
for festival
Artists are to sign up starting now for the Longboat
Key Center for the Arts 47th annual Fair 'n' Festival,
said Richard and Helen March, co-chairs of the event.
The festival will be March 20 at the center, 6860
Longboat Drive S. at the north end of the key. It will
feature a broad spectrum of arts and crafts created by
artists and artisans from around the state, said the
Marches.
Artists may register and obtain additional informa-
tion at 383-8069.


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Fundraiser at Bistro
Thursday
Poor Bill and George. They're working on
their birthday.
Yes, twins Bill and George O'Connor will be
tending bar and celebrating their 49th birth-
day, March 4, at Bistro at Island's End in Anna
Maria and it's for a good cause. They're inviting
everyone to the party, too.
Owner Sean Murphy announced the twins
will be tending bar from 5 to 8 p.m. and all the tips
will go to the Anna Maria Island'Community
Center's youth programs.
Bistro at Island's End is located on Pine Av-
enue at Gulf Drive in Anna Maria. For informa-
tion, call 779-2444.


'Butterflies & Blooms'
art show due
The artists' cooperative Island Gallery West will
present a special exhibit, "Butterflies & Blooms," start-
ing Friday, March 5, featuring the works of local and
regional artists.
The exhibit at the gallery, 5368 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach, will include watercolors, acrylics, por-
celain, raku, basketry, photography, Indian beadwork
quilting, stained glass, mosaic, fabric art and stone.
wood and clay sculpture. The exhibit will run through
May 6. Details may be obtained at 778-6648.

Center is launching
writing class
Instruction in writing more clearly and concisely
will be offered in a four-week workshop by author
Diana Milesko from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday starting
March 5 at the Anna Maria Island Community Center,
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City.
A former high school and college teacher, Milesko
has written books and articles on humor, education,
outdoors and government. Fee for the course is $16 for
Center members or $20 for non-members. Details are
available at 778-1908.

Civic association to hold
candidates' forum
The Holmes Beach Civic Association will hold a
public forum for city commission candidates on March
6 from 10:30 a.m. until noon at the Island Branch Li-
brary. Doors open at 10 a.m. and light refreshments
will be served.
Written questions may be submitted no later than
five minutes prior to the forum opening. All questions
will be asked by a moderator.
For further information, call Program Chair Joan
Perry at 778-7732.


Turtles, mollusks
on Mote agenda
The Monday Night at Mote lecture series has four
features coming in March to Mote Marine Laboratory,
1600 Ken Thompson Parkway on City Island, off the
*south ramp of the New Pass bridge.
Lectures are free to Mote members with one guest
each, $5 for non-members and children 4-17. The
aquarium will open at 6 p.m. Monday for those attend-
ing the lectures, which begin at 7. The program:
March 8 "Urban Sea Turtles and Their Nests:
Lessons From Their Predators," with Dr. Jeanette
Wyneken, research associate professor at Florida At-
lantic University.
March 15 "Films Under the Sea: Borneo and
Papua New Guinea," Stan Waterman, underwater pho-
tographer who has won five Emmys, two gold medals
from Britain's Underwater Film Festival, and was
Cousteau Diver of the Year.
March 22- "Bob and Bonnie Hite's Odyssey of
Environmental Cinematography," by Bob Hite,
WFLA-TV anchor and environmental film producer
with three Emmys and two Addys.
"Molluscan Biodiversity in the Florida Keys," Dr.
Paula M. Mikkelsen, curator of malacology at the
American Museum of Natural History who has traveled
the world collecting for the museum and is an interna-
tionally known expert on mollusks.


Characters, crooks
on program
Lives and times of some fascinating characters and
crooks in Florida history will be discussed by Dr. Rob-
ert Gold at the Friends of the Library program series
Tuesday, March 9.
He will discuss the characters' "corruption, cruelty,
cunning and quirks along with their contributions,
concerns and successes," the organization promises.
The free program will be at 3 p.m. at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Tickets may be obtained at the library desk. Informa-
tion is available at 778-6341.

White Housekeeping
to be topic
"Memories of Housekeeping in the White House"
will be discussed by Shirley Bender at a meeting of the
Episcopal Church Women of the Church of the Annun-
ciation at 10:15 a.m. Thursday, March 4, at the parish
hall, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

Lecturer
Earline Shoemake of
LaMesa, Calif., member of
the Christian Science Board
of Lectureship, will discuss
"The Law of God" at 7:30
p.m. Friday, March 5, at the
SAnna Maria Island Elemen-
Stary School.
Details on the free
Shoemake
public lecture are avail-
able at 778-2758.

'Jammin' for Gina'
A benefit for Gina Craven, breast cancer victim,
will be sponsored by friends from 6 p.m. to midnight
Friday, March 5, at the reception hall of St. Bernard
Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
The young mother of three has no health insurance,
and loss of her income leaves the family hard-put to
survive, let alone pay medical bills. Her husband, Jim.
is a carpenter and maintenance supervisor at a
Longboat Key condominium.
The event, "Jammin' for Gina," will feature
Connie + Scott "absolutely jammin'," said a sponsor-
ing friend, Barb Mika of Holmes Beach. Another spon-
sor is the Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage of
Cortez. Admission is $8, or $14 per couple, $3 for chil-
dren under 12. Details may be obtained at 778-0245,
792-0815 and 798-6242.

Fires pancakes Saturday
A pancake breakfast benefiting the Anna Maria
Island and West Side Fire Department's volunteers will
be from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Elks.Lodge,
2511 75th St. W., Bradenton.
Adults may eat for $3.50, children $1.50, those
from 6 to 12 years of age free. Details are available at
741-3900.

'What Do I Do Now?'
Manatee County Chapter 75 of the American As-
sociation of Retired Persons will meet at 1 p.m.
Wednesday, March 10, at Christ United Methodist
Church, 5512 26th St. W., Bradenton.
An AARP video "What Do I Do Now?" will be
shown, tips given for guardians, and a representative
from a senior care facility will speak. Details may be
obtained at 727-9309.


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March 13 'Tour of Homes' tickets on sale


Tickets are on sale now for the sixth annual Tour
of Homes on Anna Maria Island, scheduled from 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 13.
Tickets are $10 now, rising to $12 on the day of
the tour, and participants may begin the tour at any of
the five homes on the schedule. Proceeds go to the
Anna Maria Island Community Center to support its
extensive programs for youngsters of the Island.
Advance tickets are available at the Sandbai res-
taurant, AMI West and the Center in Anna Maria; The
Islander Bystander, Crowder Bros. Hardware,
LaPensee Plumbing and First National Bank of Mana-
tee in Holmes Beach; Two Sides of Nature in
Bradenton Beach and Anna Maria; Longboat Super


Package on Longboat Key; and at Westbay Athletic
Club, Lively Kitchens and Flowers by Don in
Bradenton.
Special tour events will be Island Tropical Trea-
sures at midday and a dessert and wine tasting in the
afternoon.
The Tropical Treasures event will be at the tour
home of Roger and Pat Cappello, 511 Kumquat, Anna
Maria City, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For $5, special-
ties of outstanding Island chefs will be offered. A bou-
tique will offer homemade canned foods and crafts and
there will be a "Christmas corner."
The Dessert and Wine Tasting will be from 2 to
4:30 at the Bistro at Island's End. 204 Pine Ave., Anna


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with proceeds to the Center.
Five unique homes in secluded settings are on this
year's tour, two in Holmes Beach and three in Anna
Maria City. (High heels are out, and everyone will be
asked to wear buffering booties over their shoes to pro-
tect valuable floors.)
The homes on the tour:
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Harles have owned this home for 13 years. They out-
grew it with a growing family, but couldn't find any-
thing they liked better so they re-created the house from
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Holmes Beach candidates questioned at forum


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Putting their best foot forward, Holmes Beach
commission candidates sounded off on topics ranging
from the baseball field to beach renourishment at last
week's candidates' forum sponsored by The Islander
Bystander.
Incumbents Luke Courtney, Pat Geyer and Don
Maloney faced off with challengers Rich Bohnenberger
and Sheila Hurst. Challenger Walter Stewart was ab-
sent due to illness.
On March 9 voters will elect three of the six can-
didates. Voting will take place at Gloria Dei Lutheran
Church from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Opening statements
Candidates used their opening statements to detail
their qualifications, experience, accomplishments and
civic and governmental activities.
Bohnenberger noted his local government experi-
ence as well as his continuing work at county and state
levels of government. Courtney outlined his accom-
plishments during three consecutive terms as a com-
missioner.
Hurst pointed to her beautification activities at the
city and county level. Maloney noted his three terms in
office, involvement in county and state government
issues and his background as a business executive.
Geyer, an Island resident of nearly 40 years, cited her
knowledge of the history of the Island and Island is-
sues.

Questions
In rotating order, candidates responded to ques-
tions posed in last week's issue of The Islander By-
stander, then to questions from the audience.
Q: Are you willing to lobby in Tallahassee and
Washington to get funding for beach renourishment for
Anna Maria Island?
All candidates said they would make every effort
to continue funding beach renourishment.
Q: Are electric cars a viable and practical option
for the city? Why or why not?


Hurst: I have mixed feelings about this, because
half of my college education is in ecology. Environ-
mentally they're sound, but I can't see the practical part
of it. But if that's what the citizens want, then we'll go
for it.
Bohnenberger: If it's free, it's no problem. But
historically the city has to buy vehicles that meet all its
needs. There's grant money available for propane or
natural gas vehicles full-sized pickup trucks and cars
that would serve the needs of the community and still
preserve the environment. I think we should look at
that.
Maloney, Courtney and Geyer said the city ob-
tained an electric car through a grant program in order
to evaluate whether it is practical for city use.
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?
Maloney and Geyer said the three Island cities
should hire one and work together, but it would most
likely be a part-time position.
Bohnenberger, Courtney and Hurst said there is no
need for one because the Island Emergency Operations
Center and the county are doing the job effectively.
Q: What should be done with the area where the
old city hall and police department are located, includ-
ing the planned basketball court, once the buildings are
demolished?
Geyer: Tear the buildings down and let the area sit
for awhile. We can study the whole picture with the
ball field, the soccer field and the city center and then
do something when we have the money.
Bohnenberger: I have no problem with open space
and this parcel of land is intended for the use of every-
body in the city. I don't know that there's any money
available to do anything now. I think a park would be
appropriate.
Courtney: We have $37,000 donated by the Hagen
Foundation and $6,800 was for a basketball court to be
built where the old police station is. I think it would be
necessary for youth of the Island to have basketball
facilities here. In the other area we could see about a


gazebo and open space.
Hurst: My daughter told me kids want a basketball
court. The kids could also roller blade there. Put a park
on the other side.
Maloney: I'd rather not think about committing to
anything until we complete what we've already started.
Q: What can be done to make the code enforcement
board more effective and to ensure that its orders are
enforced and penalties are collected?
Geyer: Maybe our ordinances need to be cleaned up,
but I believe they've been handling everything the way
it should be handled. I don't think we should go look-
ing for every little thing that's out of place in this city
because the neighbors will let us know.
Bohnenberger: In 1994 the city commission decided
it should be a proactive operation. Code enforcement
doesn't necessarily mean dragging people before the
code enforcement board. A lot of cases are settled be-
fore it gets that far. Nothing ever came about with regard
to the special master situation, where offenders appear
in court.
Courtney: Code Enforcement Officer Walter
Wunderlich is doing an excellent job. There's a good
chain of command and he's been getting great reports to
us. I'm proud of the way it's working.
Hurst: I agree with Mr. Courtney. Walter is
proactive and he does an excellent job. It's very difficult
to weed out what the real complaints are compared to
what the neighbor doesn't like, and he's able to do that.
Maloney: I've always believed we ought to be more
proactive. Neighbors who are uncomfortably affected by
code violators deserve to be assured that they will be
able to live here according to the codes.
Q: Should the city's on-going and ever changing
rental ordinance be scrapped or should an attempt be
made to salvage it? What would you suggest to make it
acceptable?
Bohnenberger: In recent years we've had property
rights legislation which occurred because of abuses by
local government. I don't think three people siting on a
city commission should dictate their will on the popu-
PLEASE SEE FORUM, NEXT PAGE


LUKE





to a 4th term for i

Holmes Beach Commissioner
MY GOALS ARE TO:
Find a grant or work toward mutual agreement with our sister cities
to purchase a "sewer sucker" machine which will clean our storm
drains and control flooding.

Finish work with Manatee County to install line of buoys 100 yards
off-shore to control water craft noise.

Oppose ending bus service for elementary school.

Maintain existing density codes to prevent a substantial increase in
motel rooms in Holmes Beach which will tax our infrastructure.

Continue to search for grants and other methods to reduce
property taxes.

Convince FDOT to fund new Key Royale Bridge with Federal/State
funds not Holmes Beach taxpayer dollars.

Continue to identify and fix poor drainage areas.

WE MUST KEEP HOLMES BEACH
THE BEAUTIFUL ISLAND PARADISE
THAT IT IS, FOR OUR CHILDREN AND
OUR CHILDREN'S CHILDREN.


LUE EES OR OT MRCS


For an open ear to the public ...



ELECT


1'. Pat Geyer


Sg for City Commission
S. Tue., March 9


HOLMES BEACH RESIDENT SINCE 1960
HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS OWNER SINCE 1971
SERVING 20 YEARS IN SOLID CITY GOVERNMENT
(16 YEARS ON COUNCIL AND 4 YEARS AS MAYOR)

This seat on council will support:

Finish city complex as money comes available
Management of Growth and Density
Continued Maintenance of Storm Water Drainage
Dredging of Bimini/Key Royale Pass
Canal Maintenance
An All Island Police Force
Island Beautification to Preserve "our little bit of Paradise"


I will represent ILL of the

citizens of holmes Beach!

PAID POL. AD. PAID FOR BY CAMPAIGN FUND TO ELECT PAT GEYER


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Courtney


Geyer Hurst


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lation. We should poll the property owners.
Courtney: We have rental restrictions in the R-
1AA and R-4 zoning districts, but none in the R-1, R-
2 and R-3 districts. It's confusing as to what's allowed
and what isn't. I think we have to set restrictions for the
three districts, but grandfather the people who have
rental licenses.
Hurst: If someone owns a home or buys a property
and builds a home, that's what it should be a home.
It shouldn't be an investment. My biggest worry is that
we'll end up being a resort and not a neighborhood and
we need to be a neighborhood.
Maloney: A lot of our codes have made it attrac-
tive for investors to purchase houses in residential ar-
eas to use for rental. Others have purchased homes and
moved in with their families and they are upset by the
in and out in the neighborhood. We need to make this
right, but first we have to consider if we need an ordi-
nance at all, is renting in a residential zone doing busi-
ness there and who would enforce it?
Geyer: The problem I have is when someone buys
a house in a residential area and is very happy and
proud of it, then an investor comes in next door and
buys a house that's rented out night after night. It's not
fair for the homeowner. We've got a lot of work to do
on this ordinance.
Q: The Florida Department of Transportation has
said that the Anna Maria Island Bridge repair will last
only five years. How would you approach the Sarasota-
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Bohnenberger: We need to build allies through
MPO and get direct answers from DOT with the facts
and figures that they are basing their decisions on be-
fore we decide the tactics we're going to use in the
event they try to come back with the issue.
Courtney: I'm afraid they are going to come back
and try to replace this with a 65-foot clearance bridge.
That's why they're only doing a minor repair and not
a rehabilitation. We've got to keep our eye on them.
Hurst: They have a plan and they want their plan
done. They will wait for us to finally get tired enough
and say go ahead and do it. We have to keep fighting
them.
Maloney: We live on a barrier island and I'm con-
cerned with our ability to evacuate. I think any money
ought to be used to add safety lanes on the bridge.
Geyer: It's dangerous because it has no safety
lanes. We have to watch the MPO and DOT very
closely. I can see a new two-lane bridge with safety
lanes, maybe just a little higher than what we have. We
have to look at all the angles.
Q: Do you support the traffic signal at the Mana-
tee County Public Beach?
All candidates said they are willing to wait and see
if it is effective in alleviating the problem without cre-
ating more problems.
Q: How should the city finance city hall?
Hurst: There has to be another plan besides raising
taxes and it's the commission's job to determine that.
Maloney: There are a lot of unfunded needs if we
pay off city hall. We have a reason to ask for contribu-
tions from the other two cities for the sports complex.


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We have not looked at all the options yet.
Geyer: We have to take time out and find how to
get more money, whether it's user fees, which I don't
like, or grant money.
Bohnenberger: The city wasted $100,000 of infra-
structure tax money on the drainage project at the in-
tersection of Marina and Gulf drives. It could have
been paid for with a grant. In the new city hall, the
plumbing fixtures and landscaping could have been
paid for with grants.
Courtney: This entire building is going to be paid
for with the infrastructure tax money. Everything we
spent was allocated.
Q: What services should the Island cites consoli-
date to save money?
Maloney: Share the rental of equipment such as a
storm-drain cleaner and share a building inspector.
Geyer: Have an all-Island police force with
Holmes Beach contracting services to the other cities.
Bohnenberger: Historically this has not worked.
Efforts seem to fall apart for political reasons. There
may be some opportunities with the storm-drain auger.
Courtney: I think a consolidated police force with
the other two cites contracting with Holmes Beach
would be a good idea and share public works' services.
Hurst: I agree about the police force and shared
public works' services. We also need to work together
on flooding, sidewalks and speed limits.
Q: What is your position on density?
All candidates said they oppose any increase in
density. As one candidate noted, "Anyone who wants
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Rev. Albert A. Butterfield
At presstime The Islander Bystander learned
that Rev. Albert A. Butterfield died Tuesday morn-
ing, March 2, at Blake Medical Center.
He came to the area in 1967 from Coldwater,
Mich. He was 86. He was a clergyman for 39 years.
having served at Roser Memorial Community
Church from 1967 to 1978.
A service is planned at Roser Memorial Commu-
nity Church for the weekend of March 13.
More complete information regarding the ar-
rangements and. service will be included in the
March 10 edition of The Islander Bystander.

Eugene L. Giovanelli
Eugene L. Giovanelli, 48, of Bradenton, former
employee of a Bradenton Beach motel, died Feb. 18
in Bradenton.
Mass of Christian Burial was in St. Maria
Goretti Church in Laflin, Pa., and entombment was
in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton, Pa. Memorial
contributions may be made to Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria, FL 34217, or to Anna Maria Island Elemen-


FORUM, FROM PAGE 14
to get elected on this Island is certainly not going to be for
increased density or intensity."

Closing remarks
Geyer: I'll use my good common sense and have an
open ear to the public all the time. You can always call me
at Duffy's or at home.
Maloney: Which of us is most likely to be able to
accomplish all the new things that need to be accom-
plished while preserving the old things the way we want
them? That's what I've tried to do.
Hurst: My main goal is to listen to what the people say
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Mr. Giovanelli was born in Plains, Pa., and came
to Manatee County six months ago. He had been em-
ployed at Riverside Adult Rehabilitation Center in
Plains, as a guard at Luzerne County Courthouse in
Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and worked at the Sand Pebble
Motel in Bradenton Beach. He was a former mem-
ber of the St. Maria Goretti Church and a volunteer
fireman in Laflin.
Surviving are his wife, Judith; son Nicholas of
Bradenton; daughter Christina Woods of Clovis,
N.M.: brothers Attilio and Mario in Plains.; and a
grandson.

James Goulet
James Goulet, 28, former resident of Holmes
Beach, died Feb. 26 in Marlborough, Mass. Services
will be in that city on a date to be announced.
On Anna Maria Island he was an employee of
Air & Energy Co.
Surviving are his wife, Laurie Kettler-Goulet;
daughter Rachael and son Christian; parents Charles
and Mary Goulet; brothers Air Force Capt. Wayne
Goulet on Okinawa and Peter of Fort Lauderdale;
sister Jacqueline Tolan of Marlborough; and mother-
in-law Susan Kettler of Holmes Beach.


I want to know what your concerns are and represent you.
Courtney: My goals for the future are to continue to
search for grants, convince the DOT to fund a new Key
Rovale Bridge, keep the elementary school bus service.
convince EMS to keep an ambulance on the Island at all
times, work for more recreation facilities for youth and
adults and identify and fix poor drainage areas.
Bohnenberger: During my previous term I was suc-
cessful in obtaining grants, controlling the budget, reduc-
ing the city's operating expenses while expanding services
and implementing a drug-free workplace, a safety pro-
gram and a new retirement plan. It is important for elected
officials in any city to be aware of the activities that are
going on in Tallahassee and Washington. D.C.. because
that's where the damage comes from.


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Pamela Christine Jetton, 33, formerly of Manatee
County, died Feb. 24 at her home in Lubbock, Texas.
Memorial services were Sunday, Feb. 28, at Toale
Brothers Funeral Home, Bradenton. Memorial contri-
butions may be made to Bethesda House, 1670 Fourth
St., Sarasota, Fla., 34236.
Mrs. Jetton was born in San Diego, was a home-
maker and a Baptist.
Surviving are her husband, Andy Castillo; daugh-
ters Angel and Wendy, both of Bradenton; parents
Brucidean Jones of Bradenton and James R. Jones Jr.
of Oklahoma City; sister Debbie Neby of Holmes
Beach; brothers Brian of Alexander City, Ala., and
Shannon C. Jones of Bradenton.

Dorothy F. McCabe
Dorothy F. McCabe, 73, of Holmes Beach died
Sunday, Feb. 28, in Blake Medical Center,
Bradenton. Funeral services will be scheduled
later. Memorial contributions may be made to the
American Diabetes Association, 1101 N. Lake Des-
tiny Road No. 415, Maitland, Fla. 32751.
Born in Chicago April 9, 1925, Mrs. McCabe
was a principal at Cortez Marina and was a delica-
tessen manager in Perico for seven years.
Surviving are her husband of 31 years, John O.
McCabe; sons William J. and Timothy O'Leary,
both of Bradenton; and six grandchildren.

Margaret F. Richardson
Margaret F. Richardson, 92, of Maumelle, Ark.,
and Holmes Beach, died Feb. 20, in Maumelle.
Born in Milledgeville. Ill., Mrs. Richardson
came to Manatee County form State College, Pa., in
1969. She was a homemaker. She attended Roser
Memorial Community Church, Anna Maria.
Service and burial were held at Mansion Memo-
rial Park Chapel, Ellenton. Griffith-Cline Funeral
Home, Island Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by two daughters, Mary R.
Dawson of Anacortes, Wash., and Lois R. Carney of
Maumelle: a son. Louis A. III, of Rochester, N.Y.;
nine grandchildren: and 11 grandchildren.


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district-wide kickoff to celebrate the upcoming millennium. Attending the flag raising were fourth and fifth-
grade classes, and members of the Island Kiwanis Club and Boy Scout Troop No. 8. From now until the
millennium, the flag will be raised each day by fifth-grade students Michael Spicer and Blake Tvre and will
fly just below the school flag. Islander Photo: Courtesy of Julie Krokroskia


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On the left, front, is Joseph
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skits for second-graders. Actors Emily Winn, Sean
Harris, Brie-Ann Coker and Jonathan Mirin asked
the children to help them write skits. Students'
imaginations were spurred as they helped create
setting and characters. The final skit took place on
planet Nabobba where lived a boy pickle named
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Feb. 19, theft of an iguana and cage, 500 block of
Spring.
Feb. 20, possession of marijuana less than 20
grams, 200 block of Palmetto. The deputy was attempt-
ing to locate the subject of a warrant. He said when he
arrived at the residence, he observed Vincent L.
Boddison, 29, smoking a marijuana cigarette. He said
he searched Boddison and found a bag of marijuana.
Boddison was placed in custody.
Feb. 25, DUI, 8500 block of Gulf Drive. The
deputy said he observed Richard T, Morash, 35, of
Anna Maria, driving with a burned-out tag light and
stopped him. The deputy said he smelled the odor of an
alcoholic beverage, administered field performance
tests and placed Morash in custody.

Bradenton Beach
Feb. 14, resisting without violence, battery on a
law enforcement officer, obstruction, 2500 block of
Gulf Drive. The officer in plain clothes said he was
driving behind the subject who slammed on his brakes
and stopped in the middle of the road. He swerved
around the vehicle and pulled over. He said and the
subject stopped, approached him, addressed him rudely
and hit him in the back of the head.
When the officer identified himself and told the
subject he was under arrest, the subject fled in his ve-
hicle. A passenger fled on foot. The officer pursued and
caught the passenger after a struggle and issued him a
summons for obstruction. Another officer caught the
subject and placed him in custody.
Feb. 19, theft of $10 in gasoline, 2513 Gulf Drive
N:, Circle K.
Feb. 20, domestic battery, 2502 Gulf Drive, Econo
Lodge. According to the report, the subject called police
and said she wanted to go to her room and get her belong-
ings and move to another motel due to problems with her
husband. The officer said when he accompanied the sub-
ject to the room, she attacked her husband by punching
and kicking him. She was placed in custody.


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Feb. 21, DUI, driving with license revoked, re-
sisting without violence, 100 block of Gulf Drive
South. The officer was dispatched to a domestic distur-
bance in which the suspect, Scott Hamilton, 38, of
Bradenton Beach, was last seen driving north on Gulf
Drive from Sixth Street South.
The officer observed Hamilton pull into a parking
lot and followed. He said when he called Hamilton to
his vehicle, he observed Hamilton stumbling and stag-
gering. A driver's license check showed Hamilton's
license was revoked in 1995 for 10 years for DUI. He
said Hamilton refused to perform field sobriety tests
and was placed in custody.
Feb. 22, criminal mischief, 1007 Gulf Drive N.,
Summer Sands condominiums. The complainant re-
ported, an unknown person broke several lights and
sprinkler heads. Damages were $300.
Feb. 23, DUI, possession of paraphernalia, 500 to
1500 block of Gulf Drive North. The officer on patrol
observed Diane Marie Boak, 31, of Bradenton Beach,
driving without headlights. He said Boak turned from
Cortez Road onto Gulf Drive nearly leaving the road-
way, then traveled north in the southbound lane, weav-
ing across both lanes.
The officer stopped Boak and said she attempted
to exit her vehicle while it was still running and he had
to jump into the vehicle and stop it. He said he had to
catch her to keep her from falling and she was unable
to perform field sobriety tests. He said she removed a
pipe containing marijuana from her pocket and threw
it on the ground. She was placed in custody.
Feb. 23, disorderly intoxication, resisting without
violence, assault on a law enforcement officer, 116 Bridge
Street, Sports Lounge and 120 Bridge Street, Drift Inn.
The complainant reported the intoxicated subject was
causing a disturbance and a witness said the subject had
thrown a glass at her at the Sports Lounge.
The subject was placed in custody and taken to
the police department. The officer said when he at-
tempted to secure the subject, the subject spun
around, ran into a desk and ran toward the exit. He
said he secured the subject to a bench and the sub-
ject began spitting at him. He said the subject con-
tinued to spit at him and attempted to pull away from
the bench and was pepper sprayed.



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box of eye drops in the trash and left. The complain-
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complainant noted that the subject was caught last
week doing the same thing. The complainant issued a
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Feb. 20, 3200 East Bay Drive, Anna Maria Island
Centre parking lot. The complainant reported noise
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cleaning the parking lot. He advised the subject to stop
his work until 7 a.m.
Feb. 19, damage, 6608 Marina Drive, Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church. The complainant reported an un-
known person broke and damaged exterior lights.
Damages were $275.
Feb. 20, code violation, 3500 block of Gulf Drive on
the beach. The complainant reported a reckless personal
watercraft operator. The officer advised the operator to
stay clear of persons and vessels in the area and warned
him against parking the watercraft on the beach.
Feb. 21, found property a bike, 300 block of
63rd Street.
Feb. 21, theft of a duffel bag valued at $1,500 from
a room, 6700 Gulf Drive, Gulf Place condominiums.
Feb. 22, suspicious, 2700 block of Avenue C. The
complainant reported the subject hit his dog, which was
running loose in the neighborhood. The officer advised
the subject to call police with future animal complaints
and also advised him about the animal cruelty law. The
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Feb. 23, theft of an automobile, 6500 block of
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by Sarasota police.
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Islanders big in Senior Games


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Athletes with longevity from Anna Maria Island
and Longboat Key scored high in the Gulf Coast Se-
nior Games, particularly Islander Alan James with
two gold medals.
This was the 10th edition of the games, played this
year at G.T. Bray Park. They featured tennis as the
main sport, probably because seniors can play tennis
nearly to their hundreds.
James is a good example. At 86, the Holmes Beach
and Ottawa, Ont., man said he started playing tennis
more than 60 years ago, in 1926, interrupted the sport
to raise a family, picked it up again when that family
started spending winters here in 1977.
"I like tennis because you can keep playing it,"
he said.
The man he beat for the gold in the 85-89 age
group in men's singles was 92-year-old Carl
Warmington of Bradenton, who was all alone in the
over-90s bracket and had to drop down a division
and play a youngster to play at all. Warmington got
his singles gold, though, unopposed in over-90.
James' other gold was in men's doubles, where
he and Merlin Schultz of Ellenton were victorious in
80-84, Schultz bringing the age average down a di-
vision. The indefatigable Warmington teamed up
with Roger Gentilhomme of Dunedin to win the gold
in 85-89.
Other winners included:
Glenn Schwanberg of Holmes Beach and Wayne
Erickson of Bradenton, first in the 70-74 men's
doubles; Bob Ryall and Larry Steagall, both of
Longboat Key, first in 65-69 men's doubles; George
Lake of Longboat Key and Richard Kale of Bradenton,
third in 65-69 men's doubles.
Irene Donohue of Holmes Beach and James
Johnson of Bradenton first in mixed doubles in 70-
74; Ryall and Jane Oaks, both of Longboat Key, sec-
ond in 65-69 mixed doubles; Steagall of Longboat
and West Elliott of Indianapolis, Ind., third in 60-64
mixed doubles.


Golden team
Alan James, right, of Holmes Beach and Merlin Schultz of Ellenton competed in tennis to win first-place gold
in the 80-84 age bracket in the Gulf Coast Senior Games in Bradenton.

Ernest Broderson of Anna Maria, Raymond Viola Run for Turtles coming
and Walter Meesenburg, both of Holmes Beach, fin- T $ r i ,
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Two Holmes Beach women won their divisions in
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football, Marylou Lee in 55-59 and Doris Wilson in 60- 13, at the Siesta Key public beach, starting early.
13, at the Siesta Key public beach, starting early.
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Neville Clark of Anna Maria Citywon second a.m. for the 8 a.m. event, and the one-mile walk will
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U-12 coaches Scott Mijares and Kevin Cassidv with coaches' award winner
Skyler Purcell, left, most-improved players Daniel Miller and Michael Wallen;
and MVP Max Gazzo.


U-14 Coach Jim Bonaiuto, from left, with coaches' award recipient Joey
Mousseau; most-improved player Jill Pritchard; and MVP Ryan Quigley.


Island Sports

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


IFC awards outstanding
players, outstanding season
The Island Football Club brought its 1998-99 soc-
cer season to an official close at the second annual
awards banquet held at the Marina Bay Club in Holmes
Beach last Tuesday, February 23.
All of the club's four division players, parents,
coaches, wives and friends got together to recognize
the outstanding season. Individual trophies and awards
were handed out to most-valuable players, most-im-
proved players and a special coaches' award was given
to recognize not only great play on the field, but also
being a team player and setting a good example for the
rest of the club.
After settling down to a delicious spaghetti dinner
complete with beverages and dessert, myself and direc-
tor of coaching Danny Mitchell got down to the busi-
ness of recognizing the businesses and individuals that
made the 1998-99 season possible.


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First of all are the sponsors for the four IFC teams.
It costs money to put on a quality soccer program but
IFC officials were blessed with people in the commu-
nity that generously donated money to fund the pro-
gram.
IFC's under-10 sponsor was Sean Murphy of
Beach Bistros restaurants in Holmes Beach and Anna
Maria. Supporting the under-12 team for the second


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manager Kevin Cassidy,
right, dispensed IFC
adult-team honors to mid-
fielder Jeff Nelson, left,
coaches' award; Shawn
Dibble, most-improved
player; and mid-fielder
Raul Gomez, MVP. not
pictured. Richie Bell
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year in a row was Palma Sola Animal Clinic, owned by
Dr. Bill Bystrom. The sponsorship for the under-14
team came from a couple of businesses and individu-
als. Amy Hall and her law firm partners and coach Jim
Bonaiuto split the actual sponsor's fee. Neither of them
wanted their business name on the uniform, which
ended up bringing another sponsor on board.
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That sponsor turned out to be Koala Tee, who did
all of the screen printing and embroidery on the uni-
forms for free in exchange for having their business
name displayed.
Sponsoring the adult team was O'Hara's Irish Pub
in Bradenton. A tremendous thank you to all of the
individual sponsors who helped provide a more com-
petitive brand of soccer for our Island youth.
Last, but certainly not least, a big thanks needs to
go out to The Islander Bystander and owner/Publisher
Bonner Presswood, who was corporate sponsor for the
IFC League and all four IFC teams and also provides a
weekly venue to highlight our teams' exploits.
Others who need to be recognized for financial
contributions are Jim and Pidge Taylor, who helped out
with trophies, and the Anna Maria Island Privateers,
who for the second year in a row sponsored individual
trophies for all youth players.
I also need to give a big thanks to Michelle
Wallen's parents, owners of Trophies of Sussex. They
provided trophies at cost and donated the engraving.
Scot and Julie Mijares are to be thanked for pur-
chasing soccer balls and goal nets, while Julie also
needs to be thanked for getting the under-14 team off
of the ground when it looked like there weren't going
to be enough players. She personally called every kid
she could think of to get the team together.
Others who need to be thanked for contributions to
the club are coaches Brad Pelkey, Scott Mijares and
Jim Bonaiuto, who generously gave of their time to
help our Island youth.
I would also like to recognize coach Danny
Connelly, who coaches the adult team-- not an easy
task. I'm sure I am missing someone, as so many
people in this great community continually step up to
help when asked.
The rest of the evening was dedicated to recogniz-
ing outstanding individuals on each team with the nam-
ing of the most-improved players, the coaches' award
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Major League
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All games played at Center
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March 6 Betsy Hills Real Estate vs. Island Real Estate at 10 a.m.
Bridge St. Pier & Cafe vs. The Bistros at 11:30 a.m.
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Newsies pick global, local stories of century


Let's face it: we're all news junkies. If I weren't,
I wouldn't be writing this, and if you weren't, you
wouldn't be reading it.
So as media aficionados, here's something that
may be of interest.
In newsrooms around the world, be they electronic
or print, editors constantly weigh the facts of the news
with a way to portray them in an understandable man-
ner. The weighing process provides some lively debate
and sometimes results in great reporting.
Now, the journalism field is asking for help from
its readers to cull through the events of the 20th cen-
tury to determine the top 100 global news events.
And we at The Islander Bystander are asking for
your help, on a more local front, too.
But first, the national side.
Something called the "Newseum" contacted a
bunch of mediots and scholars and asked them to pick
the top 25 events for the past 100 years. The results
were collated into the top 100 list. Readers are now
asked to make their picks.
The ballot is interesting, not so much for what's there
but in what order it's in. I'd like to know who the report-
ers were who made the selections, because reading the list
makes me believe they're mostly former war correspon-
dents: four of the top 10 items are military-oriented.
And some of the things that touch our lives daily,
and have changed the way of the world in my opinion.
are pretty far down on the list. Of course, I could just
be indicating my own bias towards things.
Anyway, here's the top 20 turning points in history
for the 20th century as chosen by the Newseum:

1. United States drops atomic bombs on
Hiroshima, Nagasaki: Japan surrenders to end World
War II 1945.
2. American astronaut Neil Armstrong becomes
the first human to walk on the moon 1969.
3. Japan bombs Pearl Harbor: United States enters
World War II 1941.
4. Wilbur and Orville Wright fly the first powered
airplane- 1903.
5. Women win the vote 1920.
6. President John F. Kennedy assassinated in Dal-
las 1963.


SPORTS, FROM PAGE 23
recipient for his team leadership. MVP for the U-14
team is striker Ryan Quigley for the second consecu-
tive year.
Most-improved player for the adult IFC team is
newcomer Shawn Dibble, while the coaches award
went to mid-fielder Jeff Nelson. MVP for the 1998-99
IFC adult team went to mid-fielder Raul Gomez.
It was a very successful season for the Islanders as
IFC compiled a collective 25-17-8 won-lost record
with the U-10 team finishing the season on a strong
note, taking second place in the West Coast Cup.
IFC officials look forward to an even more suc-
cessful season next year and look forward to possibly
expanding to at least six youth teams.
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7. Horrors of Nazi Holocaust, concentration camps
exposed 1945.
8. World War I begins in Europe 1914.
9. Brown versus Board of Education ends "sepa-
rate but equal" school segregation 1954.
10. U.S. stock market crashes: The Great Depres-
sion sets in 1929.
11. Alexander Fleming discovers the first antibi-
otic, penicillin 1928.
12. Structure of DNA discovered 1953.
13. U.S.S.R dissolves, Mikhail Gorbachev resigns:
Boris Yeltsin takes over 1991.
14. President Richard M. Nixon resigns after
Watergate scandal 1974.
15. Germany invades Poland: World War II begins
in Europe 1939.
16. Russian revolution ends: Communists take
over 1917.
17. Henry Ford organizes the first major U.S. as-
sembly line to produce Model-T cars 1913.
18. Soviets launch Sputnik. first space satellite:
space race begins 1957.
19. Albert Einstein presents special theory of rela-
tivity: general relativity theory to follow 1905.
20. Food and Drug Administration approves birth-
control pill 1960.

What's interesting is that the next item on the list
is discovery of the polio vaccine is that less impor-
tant than "the pill?"
Number 28 is the debut of television at the New York
World's Fair in 1938. Number 31 was the first mass-mar-
ket launch of personal computers in 1977, and 32nd was
the creation and explosion of use of the Internet.
The headline of the year, President Clinton's im-


the Anna Maria Island Community Center, who sched-
ule events around the IFC schedule and allow use of
their fields and, of course, all of our sponsors.
Last but not least, I would like to give a big thanks
to all of the parents who had to endure long trips to
games in Cape Coral and North Port, but were always
there supporting the kids. Thanks for a great season!
Little League season is finally here. Look for re-
ports on games in next week's column. I will be out at
the Center on Wednesday nights for game-of-the-week
reports and will also include game reports pulled from
score books for the week.
That's it for this week. If-you have sports news to
report or need information, call me at 756-9800, or my
new number 749-6113. You can e-mail me at
IslandFC @ AOL.com.


peachment, rated 53rd on the list. And O.J. Simpson,
Princess Diana and Mark McGwire failed to make the
list at all.
The list of 100 events will be used as a ballot for
public voting in the project. Votes can be cast electroni-
cally at the Newseum's Web site, www.newseum.org/
century, or you can write for a ballot at Century Vote,
Newseum, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22209.
Final results will be released at the end of the year.

And on the local front
There has been talk about coming up with some
local celebration for the year 2000. How about as part
of the festivities there be some sort of listing of the top
10 events on the Island in the past 100 years?
Here are some of my thoughts, in no particular
order, to start you thinking:
Dredging of a navigable channel in Sarasota Bay
in the 1960s opened up the area for commerce and,
later, recreation.
Incorportation of the cities of Anna Maria,
Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach as separate enti-
ties rather than a single Island city provided ... well, a
more lively culture here than one municipality would
have offered.
The beach renourishment project in 1993 began
a 50-year cycle of protection of the beach along much
of Anna Maria Island.
Development of the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center [Youth Center] in 1961 provided genera-
tions of Island youth a place to play.
Construction of the Martinique condominium in
Holmes Beach galvanized Islanders in a move to keep
high rise buildings off our shores in mid-1970s.
Designation of Coquina Beach as a county recre-
ation area provided a huge expanse of beach for Island-
ers and visitors to enjoy and provides the Island a
steady source of traffic and income daily.
Construction of a new, modern Cortez Bridge and
the Anna Maria Island, and Longboat bridges provided
easy access to Anna Maria Island in the late 1950s.
Establishment of a central county sewer system
in the 1970s, including homes and businesses on the
Island, ensured the waters of Sarasota Bay, Anna Maria
Sound and the Gulf of Mexico would be protected from
dangerous pollution.
First homestead on Anna Maria Island established
in 1893.
Unsolved multiple murder in Holmes Beach by
a "bicyclist" at East Bay Drive and Manatee Avenue.
What do you think? Drop us a note at The Islander
Bystander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL
34217, and we'll start compiling an Island list to put up
for a vote later in the year.

Sandscript factoid
Here's one of those dumb little phrases that let you
memorize obscure facts. Probably everybody but me
has heard this one, but if not, here's how you can keep
track of the planets that orbit the sun:
"My very educated mother just served us nine piz-
zas."
Or, Mercury. Venus, Earth. Mars, Jupiter, Saturn.
Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.


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Warmer weather results in hot fishing action


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Fishing is still excellent both in the backwater and
offshore, and with fair weather reports for the next few
days, now's the time to dip a line in the water and reel in
dinner. In the bays, redfish, trout and some pompano seem
to be the best bets. Offshore, grouper fishing is still excel-
lent, as are catches of amberjack and snapper. Sheepshead
are still thick around any pier, piling or bridge.
Fishers at the Rod and Reel Pier report catches of
pompano, mackerel and a lot of sheepshead.
Anglers at the Anna Maria City Pier are reeling
in sheepshead and a few snook.
Annie's Bait & Tackle said that Capt. Zack on the
Dee Jay II said fishing is excellent, with good action
on sheepshead, trout and flounder.
Capt. Sam Kimball on the Legend said he's getting
into grouper to 15 pounds, mangrove and lane snapper.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip Tide said he's put-
ting his charters onto amberjack to 20 pounds, gag
grouper to 12 pounds, black grouper to 10 pounds and
mangrove snapper to four pounds.
Capt. Thorn Smith at Angler's Repair said he's
catching 27-inch-long redfish, some good-sized trout
and mangrove snapper on the Skyway Bridge artificial
reef systems.
Carl at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said wade
fishers are doing well with snook near the mangrove
islands at high tide, with a few redfish and some nice-
sized trout.
Capt. Rick Gross said he's getting lots and lots of
redfish and a few snook.
Capt. Mark Bradow said he's catching pompano
to three pounds, large gray trout and sheepshead.
On my boat Magic we're averaging 30 sheepies
per trip, plus catching some trout, redfish and man-
grove snapper.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said inshore fish-
ing is hot right now for redfish, trout and pompano.
Offshore, grouper are still hungry in the 45-foot depths.

Horseshoe winners
Winners in the Feb. 24 horseshoe games were
Herb Puryear and Bob Hitchcock, both of Anna
Maria. Runners-up were Eric Dorn of Bradenton
Beach and Tom Markley of Holmes Beach.
Winners in the Feb. 27 games were
Hitchcock and Chris McNamara of Holmes
Beach. Runners-up were Jim Spencer and Bill
Starrett, both of Anna Maria.
The weekly contests get underway every
Wednesday and Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria
City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive. There are no
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Happy fisher
Lloyd Harter of Holnes Beach caught this 130-pound sailfish while fishing off Quepos, Costa Rica. During
three days, 51 sailfish were caught and released by the part of eight lucky anglers. They had four double
hook-ups and one triple during their stay.


Farther offshore, look for amberjack, snapper and some
really big grouper.
Dave Johnson at the Snead.Island Crab House
said white bait is starting to show up around the Sun-


By Chief B.P. Huff
Officer in Charge, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
Feb. 22, Search and rescue / assistance. While on
patrol, Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel "CAT IV" came
upon a disabled commercial salvage vessel and towed
it toward shore until another salvage boat from the
same company could take over.
Feb. 23, Search and rescue / assistance. Station Cortez
received a report from someone on Longboat Key of three
orange flares fired off Longboat Pass. A Coast Guard boat
investigated but found no boat in distress. The area was
searched at first light but no boat in distress was found.
Feb. 25, Search and rescue / assistance. Station
Cortez received a call from Longboat Key Police that



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shine Skyway Bridge. Action is centering on sheeps-
head and snapper, he said, and there are good reports
of snook and black drum in the Manatee River.
Good luck and good fishing.


a man was injured by falling off his vessel and could
not get back aboard. A Coast Guard boat and helicop-
ter responded, but the man was pulled from the water
and transported to a hospital before the Coast Guard
units could reach the scene.
Feb. 28, Search and rescue / assistance. While.on
patrol, Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel "SENTIMEN-
TAL JOURNEY" came upon a disabled vessel and
towed it to safe moorings.


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Moon Date AM HIGH AM LOW PM HIGH PM LOW
Mar 3 12:06 1.8 6:34 0.0 1:10 1.4 6:17 0.4
Mar 4 12:48 1.7 6:53 0.1 1:28 1.5 6:59 0.3
Mar 5 1:30 1.6 7:14 0.3 1:45 1.6 7:44 0.2
Mar 6 2:15 1.4 7:36 0.4 2:13 1.7 8:34 0.1
Mar7 3:12 1.3 7:58 0.6 2:45 1.8 9:32 0.1
Mar 8 4:19 1.1 8:24 0.7 3:23 1.8 10:42 0.1
Mar9 5:53 1.0 8:45 0.9 4:10 1.8 11:58 0.0
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Island property sales
1800 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 101 Lacosta, a
Gulffront 1,030 2bed/2bath condo built in 1979, was
sold 12/9/98, Woodley to Steibel, for $158,000; list
$158,900.
1801 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 202 Runaway
Bay, a712 sfla lbed/lbath condo, sold 12/8/98, Carroll
to Warfel, for $93,000.
216 Chilson, Anna Maria, a 72x147 canalfront lot,
was sold 12/8/98, Cooper to Johnson, for $140,000.
509 58th St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level,
canalfront 2,668 sfla 3bed/2bath/lcar home built in
1963 on an 80x120 lot, was sold 12/10/98. Eckford et
al to Brown, for $220,000; list $235,000.
5319 Sunrise Lane, Holmes Beach, a ground-level,
bayfront 2,602 sfla 3bed/3bath/2car home built in 1971
on a 160x206 lot fronting both bay and canal, was sold
12/10/98, VanBeuzekom to Spotts, for $510,000; list
$545,000.
5619 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, a ground-level
1,317 sfla 2bed/l&1/2bath/lcar home built in 1960 and
recently remodeled, was sold 12/9/98, Seals to de
Marco & Godino, for $183,000; list $189,400.
635 Dundee, Holmes Beach, a ground-level,
canalfront 1,752 sfla 3bed/3bath/2car home built in


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1966 on a 95x 115 lot, was sold 12/8/98, Rodgers Trust
to Manns, for $240,000; lit $259.000.
115 Peppertree, an elevated 860 sfla home built in
1980 on a 50x106 lot, was sold 12/17/98, Smith to
Hoock, for $200,000.
117 Seventh St. N., Bradenton Beach, 26 Bay
View Terrace, a 594 sfla lbed/lbath condo built in
1973, was sold 12/17/98, Bagosy to Fitzgerald, for
$43,000.
212 Gladiolus, Anna Maria, a ground-level, 1,066
sfla 2bed/2bath/cp home built in 1967 on a 95x125 lot,
was sold 12/17/98, Zediker to Chalenski, for $169,900;
list $169,900.
2310 Canasta Dr., Bradenton Beach, a ground-
level 1,401 sfla bayfront home built in 1950 on a
75x150 lot, was sold 12/15/98. Hook to Brown, for
$285,000.
2412 Avenue B, Bradenton Beach, a duplex lot of
50x100, was sold 12/15/98. Leslie to Law, for $59,500;
list $64,900.
2813 Avenue E, Holmes Beach, a duplex of 1,398
sfla built in 1949 on a 50x100 lot, was sold 12/14/98,
Fouts to Shurina, for $130,000.
501 68th St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level,
canalfront 2,044 sfla 3bed/2&1/2bath/2car/pool home
built in 1973 on an 81x100x114x104 lot, was sold 12/
15/98, Early to Paysour, for $254,950; list $259,900.
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canalfront lot, was sold 12/14/98, Lathrop to Galati, for
$200,000.
522 Magnolia, Anna Maria, an elevated 1,200 sfla
3bed/2bath/2cp home built in 1988 on a 52x145 lot,
was sold 12/18/98, Yavalar to Buckley, for $195,000;
list $198,000.
532 68th St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level,
canalfront 1,946 sfla 3bed/2bath/2car home built in
1970 on an 85x112, was sold 12/17/98, Turner to
Wadford, for $258,000; list $269,000.
779 Jacaranda, Anna Maria, a ground-level 1,434
sfla home built in 1955 on a 50x100 lot, was sold 12/
14/98, Lathrop to Galati, for $220,000.
114 Gull, a 39x100x 117x100 cul-de-sac canalfront
lot, was sold 12/21/98. Lathrop to Galati, for $130,000;
purchased 5/96 for $135,000.
201 64th St., an attached 456 sfla home built in 1957
and "somewhat associated" with North Beach Village,
was sold 12/22/98, Steeves to Williams, for $63,000.
212 75th St., Holmes Beach, a 936 sfla 3bed/2bath
home built in 1953 on a 90x77 lot, was sold 12/21/98,
Lanning to Timler, for $181,500; list $193,500.
213 83rd St., Holmes Beach. a 1,304 sfla home
built in 1974 on a 45x90 lot, was sold 12/22/98, Brooks
to Duncan, for $100,000.
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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.

PECAN SALE MAMMOTH HALVES, new crop.
$6.00 lb. to benefit Island Players. Call SunCoast
Real Estate at 779-0202 for information or delivery.

AVON SKIN SO SOFT, Anew Cosmetics, Night
Force, and gifts. Catalogs, free gift. Delivery. Service
- call Alison 383-6201. Phone calls returned fast!
DREXEL DINING ROOM set, distressed oak china
cabinet, server $750; Mohagany reproduction of
1890's sideboard, $2,200. 792-4274.
SLEEPER SOFA like new. Full size beige bedroom
suite, cherry. Full size bed, 3 piece, like new. 798-3051.
GLASS TOP DINING table with four mauve chairs.
$50. Little Tykes Playhouse $40. 778-5549.
FOR SALE manual defrost freezer $15, sofa $25,
chest $5, other assorted items. 778-2421.



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


ORIENTAL RUG 8 by 10, white/gold, wool $295.
Bedroom desk with hutch and matching chair $195.
Antique oak mirror, found $75. 792-4446.
18-INCH NUGGET necklace, 14K gold. Custom
made for $850, asking $300. Call 778-5720.


ROSER THRIFT SHOP Open Tuesday, Thursday,
Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 12
p.m. Donations Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Always sale racks. 513 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria.
LORD'S WAREHOUSE THRIFT Shop. Open Mon-
day, Wednesday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 6140
Gulf of Mexico Drive. 383-4738.
GARAGE SALE SATURDAY March 6, 8 a.m. to
noon. Antiques, trash and treasures. 603 Baronet
Lane, Holmes Beach. 778-2409.

RUMMAGE SALE FRIDAY March 5, 9 to 1pm. St.
Bernard Activity Center. 43rd St., Holmes Beach.

YARD SALE SATURDAY March 6, 8 a.m. to noon.
317 Iris St., Anna Maria.



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YARD SALE SATURDAY and Sunday March 6 and
7, 9 to 2 p.m., no early birds. Junk collector must
downsize great stuff! 2202 Ave. B., Bradenton
Beach in rear alley.
MULTI FAMILY GARAGE SALE Friday and Saturday
march 5 and 6, 8 a.m. Edger, patio set, beanies,
clothes, lots of good stuff. 505 69th St.
MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE SALE Saturday March 6, 9
to 1 p.m. Clothing, household items, gas dryer, comfort-
ers and much more. 735 Jacaranda, Anna Maria.
ANNUAL FLEA MARKET Saturday March 6, 9 to 3
p.m. Baked goods, crafts, clothing, jewelry, linens,
tools, books, white elephant, furniture. Come and
have lunch with us. Mt. Vernon Clubhouse. 4701 In-
dependence, south off Cortez Road.
BEANIE BONANZA MONDAY March 8. Retired and
regular $3.99. Erin $11.99, Princess $11.99, Easter
retired Hippity Hoppity Floppety $9.99, Cubby retired
$8.99. Special older Beanies regular price 7:00 am,
611 Dundee Lane, Holmes Beach.
GARAGE SALE Saturday, March 6, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Antiques, collectibles and a lot of everything. 411
Pine Avenue, Anna Maria.


GULFFRONT SHOWCASE
Directly on Gulf Beach, this newer
3BR has plantation shutters, Ander-
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overlooks white sandy beach. Enjoy
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$795,000
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A real two-story house. Ground level is 2BR/1BA, living
room, dining room, family room, kitchen and one-car
garage. Upstairs is 1 BR1 BA with separate den. Fenced
yard with separate outbuilding. 1,581 sfla. Very expen-
sively and expansively remodeled in 1993. $209,500.
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409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, FI 34216
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EARLY BIRDS WELCOME for coffee. Thursday,
Friday and Saturday, March 4, 5 and 6, 7:30 a.m.
to 11:00 a.m. Sectional sleeper sofa, dishes, twin
beds, rattan glass top table, too much to list. 311
Magnolia Avenue.


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,
refreshments 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.

EASTER GIFT SHARE PACKAGES All Island Denomi-
nation will distribute gift Easter share packages at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center between 9:30
and 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 27,1999. Applica-
tions for the gift share package can be obtained at the
Community Center until the order deadline March 11,
1999. For more information call AMICC 778-1908.



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Mary Ann Schmidt Helen White
Eves. 778-4931 Eves. 778-6956
SAILBOAT WATER
2BR/2BA Bay Palms home on deep-water canal, direct
access to Tampa Bay. Mature landscaping, auto sprinkler
system, dock. Immaculate, priced to sell! $219,900.
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE
3BR/2.5BA Townhouse. Central Holmes Beach. Heated
pool, 2-car garage, lush landscaping, extra storage, close to
shopping, restaurants and beach. $177,000.
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.
WATERWAY
3BR/3BA luxurious condo with private boat dock.
Magnificent water view, tennis, heated pool, elevator.
Close to beach and shopping. $259,000.
PALMA SOLA PARK
3BR/2BA home in prime West Bradenton area.
In-ground caged pool, fruit trees, screened porch and large
lot. Short drive to beach. $129,900.
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.
BAY HOLLOW CONDO
2BR/2BA Condo with boat dock. Quiet residential
location. Pool, fireplace, split-plan, beautiful landscap-
ing, carport, den-office. $126,900.
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LOST BRACELET, thin gold chain. Anna Maria Post
Office area. Unusual clasp, sentimental value. 778-
9726, leave message.


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.

1993 LINCOLN Town Car. 80k miles, excellent con-
dition. Loaded. $8,500. Jim 920-9227.

1987 CADILLAC SDV. 83k miles, very nice clean
car. One owner $4,000. Trades accepted, must see.
Jim 920-9227.

1996 CADILLAC BRM, one owner, very clean. Great
condo car, 70k miles. Must sell, $17,000 7k below
book. Jim 920-9227.



1997 EVINRUDE 175 hp. Ocean pro, 25-inch shaft.
$3,500. Call 795-8299.


MOVING TO HAWAII and we must sell our
beautiful waterfront home. This "Southern
Living" custom home features 4BR/4BA, pool,.
oak floors, 70-ft. dock and lift, new appliances,
new A/C and much more. Drive by for a bro-
chure at 516 75th St. in Holmes Beach, or call
779-2220. Brokers welcome. Asking $549,000.


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.

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

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

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

13 FT. BOSTON WHALER, 1983 Anniversary
Edition, 1994 Mariner Magnum 40hp electric start
with power tilt and trim. Twelve gallon underseat gas
tank, Bimini top, fishfinder, compass, heavy-duty all
aluminum trailer (used twice!). Bottom just painted.
You can't sink em! $4,600. 778-7784.



RENTALS
Annual / Seasonal / Monthly / Weekly


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


REALTORS


5910 Marina Dr Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call 941-778-0770 Toll Free 800 741-3772
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CUSTOM LONGBOAT CANAL HOME TWO UNITS AT CEDARS EAST. 2BR
3BR/2BA meticulously-maintained family townhomes, great tennis, 10 Har-tru courts,
home, large screened porch, five-car ga- Olympic-size heated pool, two week rental
rage, maple floors, new cap on seawall, complex. $185,000. MLS#89902 and
boat davits. Ready to move in. $386,000. $229,000. #96618. Call Mary Wickersham/
MLS#95893. Call Mary Wickersham/ Cindy English 383-5577/747-9400.
Cindy English 383-5227/747-9400. WINDWARD BAY 2BR/2BA, turnkey fur-
BEACH HARBOR 2BR/2BA tastefully up- nished condominium unit with washer/dryer,
dated. New kitchen, some water views, beach enclosed balcony with bay views, under build-
access, furnished. $129,000. MLS#94264. ing parking, docks.$169,000. MLS#94085. Call
Call Dorothy Cook 383-5577/756-4851. Jack McCormick 383-5577, 761-9034 A/H.


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BAYVIEW, CANAL, POOL AND DOCK! $348,000. Stylish EL-
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and exclusive rental property. HEATED POOL and parking for
at least four vehicles. Ask for Karen Lohse or Connie Volts, Re-
altors 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


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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.
SERVERS, COCKTAIL SERVER, busser, pantry/
salad.person.. FT/PT. Buccaneer Inn 383-5565.
HELP WANTED HOUSEKEEPING. Various duties.
Part time, own transportation, non-smoking. Beach
Inn. 778-9597.
OFFICE SECRETARY FULL TIME, computer liter-
ate, excellent communication skills for busy office.
Call Vicki at 383-6491, send resume to Longboat Is-
land Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key,
FL 34228, or fax to 383-8574.


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.
HELP WANTED: RECEPTIONIST to answer phones.
Call for appointment. Mike Norman Realty 778-6696.
PART TIME OFFICE ASSISTANT proficient in office
and computer skills. Ability to interact efficiently with
the public. Five days per week, 20 to 25 hours. Send
resume or apply in person to Anna Maria Island
Chamber of commerce, 5337 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach, 34217.
SECRETARY PART TIME, some computer skills
needed. Longboat Key. 383-9775.
GERMAN RESTAURANT Old Hamburg Schnitzelhaus
is looking for full and part time waitress. Please contact
Henry phone/fax 941-795-4860.
HOST PERSON, SALAD/PREP and dishwasher
needed. Good money for experienced, responsible
people. Call Mr. Bones 778-6614.


Fran Maxon
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drive P O Box 717 Anna Maria, FL 34216
FAX# 778-7035
(941) 778-1450 or 778-2307


UNIQUE COMPLEX! Northern end of Holmes
Beach. Two separately deeded homes. 2BR/2BA
each with 60 by 26 foot greenhouse/workshop/
studio on 3/4 acre. Built in 1990. Walk to beach.
$10,000 below appraisal! Offered at $425,000.
I ow


ENDLESS BAYVIEWS. This spacious building
lot is tucked away on the north end of Anna
Maria with beach access directly across the
street. Wonderful bay views can be yours today
for only $129,500. Owner wants an offer!


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!









START YOUR OWN BUSINESS. Wonderful op-
portunity to have a shop, office or salon and live
next door in one bedroom separate apartment.
Also has a large corner location with 250 feet of
road frontage, which provides ample parking and
easy access. Sounds too good to be true? Drive
by 315-317 Pine Avenue. Only $199,000.


After Hours Call
AGNES TOOKER
778-5287
KEN JACKSON
778-6986
PAT JACKSON
778-3301


CANALFRONT LOT. Walk to the beach from
your new home built on this large lot in Anna
Maria City! 75 x 140 feet with seawall, no
bridges with direct bay access. Build your
dream home here! Just listed at $149,000.


AFFORDABLE ISLAND LIVING. This charming
elevated house in Anna Maria City has just been
listed. 2BR/2BA close to everything. Nice neigh-
borhood. Don't miss this opportunity to own in
Anna Maria. Just listed at $169,900.


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
driveby. Original owner has maintained this home
in beautiful condition. Don't miss this great buy in
Anna Maria City!

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550 FEET TO THE BEACH This charming home
must be seen to be appreciated. Light, bright and
airy, this immaculate home has beautiful terrazzo
floors, new appliances and a large screened
porch overlooking an incredible tropical retreat.
You won't believe the garden, complete with two
decks and lush landscaping. All this and just steps
to the beach for only $209,900.


ANNA MARIA RESORT housekeeping, general
maintenance management training. Generous
amenities, part time, flexible work schedule. Call for
appointment 778-4784.
REAL ESTATE SALES associate needed for busy of-
fice in prime location. Call Gulf-Bay Realty, 778-7244.
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.


ASSISTED LIVING for the memory impaired. cozy
lakefront home with emphasis on compassionate care.
Select Group Home. Lic. # 0006220. (941) 756-1090.
ADULT CARE PROVIDED and good cook. One,
two, three days per week. References available.
798-9261.


CUSTOM KEY WEST BAY VIEWS
Full view of Palma Sola Bay and Anna Maria from the 32X16
master suite. French doors open to three covered porches. High
ceilings, crown molding and hard-
..... wood floors. Over 2.300 sq. ft.
.. Beautiful wooded lot Nwith lush
Si tropical landscaping. AND A
1,640 SQ. FT. GARAGE/WORK-
SHOP. PARK SEVEN CARS!
8103 19th Ave. Dr. W.
off IPalins Soln INlv. s2:3')9,00 R.S. Olson OBetter
Call Jane Tinsworth at 795-3000


E mail: smithami@gate.net
Web site: www.gate.net/-smithami


GULFFRONT CONDO. Direct Gulffront 2BR/2BA
condo with eat-in kitchen, breakfast bar, utility area,
open porch. Updated appliances, carpet and air condi-
tioning /heat. Heated pool, covered parking, furnished
turnkey. Priced at $399,900. Call Carol Williams for
details, 744-0700 eves.









SPACIOUS ISLAND DUPLEX 2BR/2BA each side,
extra large garage, barrel tile roof, large yard close to
beach. Great investment. $219,500. Possible owner fi-
nancing. Call Christine Eagleberger 779-1285 eves.
ISLAND LOT. Holmes Beach lot zoned duplex. Approxi-
mately 100x100. Short stroll to beach, shopping, churches,
etc. $167,000. Call Marion Ragni 761-1415 eves.
HOMES OFF ISLAND
CORDOVA LAKES. Well cared for 2BR/2BA split plan
home. Lush landscaping with five fruit trees, well and
sprinkler system, eat-in kitchen with garden window,
screened lanai, new roof and air conditioning/heat,
updated appliances. $95,900. Call Carol Williams for
details. 744-0700 eves.
BAYSHORE GARDENS. 3BR/1BA home with spa-
cious family room, screened porch and carport. Com-
munity pool and boat ramp. $76,900. Call Zee
Catanese 794-8991 eves.
POINTE WEST 3BR/2BA split design home. Large eat-
in kitchen, open floor plan, new roof, excellent location.
$129,900. Call Marion Ragni 761-1415 eves.


REALTORS


5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
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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.
THE HONEY DO MAN Handyman. Odd Jobs, small
jobs, repairs. Licensed, insured. Free estimates 778-
5003 or 726-1067.
BANKRUPTCY $200, Divorce $150-$200. Adoption,
corporations, modifications, power of attorney, name
change, etc. Suncoast Paralegal Services 742-4788.

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

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

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.


INCOME TAX SERVICE. Individuals and small busi-
nesses. 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.
DUTCH CLEAN Home cleaning service. We treat
your home like our own. Also available exterior
pressure cleaning. Call (941) 974-0103 for a free
estimate.



DON & KAREN SCHRODER present ...


WHAT A VIEW!
Expansive view of Bimini Bay
plus beautiful sunsets from the
caged pool and patio are yours
with this 3BR/2BA home.
Living area which includes a
spacious Florida room opens


to pool/patio, making it perfect for entertaining. 75-foot dock with
water and electricity. Lovely home, lovely view! $359,000.
PANTHER RIDGE-Looking for room to spread out and grow?
Rare second chance to own five acres in the Foxwood section
of this unique horse-country community. Just $86,900.

I DE/AA: GULFSTREAM
REALTY
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ISLAND RESORTS FOR SALE

Island Resort Hotel outstanding oppor-
tunity. Year-round occupancy 92%, $506k-
plus NOI asking $5,500,000.

A gracious renovated classic 1930's island-
style resort, $350k gross, asking $1,875,000.

Casey Key
eleven units "T ml -
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Call James E. Foster CCIM
Realtor Commercial Division
Sales 941-383-5543
Eves 941-377-9793 Toll-Free 1-800-335-5543


ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING removes
unsightly black mildew, salt and dirt from house
exteriors, windows, roofs, gutters, driveways and
decks. Call 778-0944.

SPARKLING CLEAN SERVICES. Licensed, bonded.
Residential and commercial cleaning. Homes. apart-
ments, condo's, seasonal rentals and offices. All
supplies furnished. Estimates. Beverly 778-1945.
TIDY HOME residential cleaning. Reliable, efficient,
reasonable. 778-0150.
TRANSPORTATION TO and from Tampa Airport.
Any time 778-7934.
CHAMBERLAIN PROFESSIONAL CLEANING.
Residential and condominiums. Insured, experi-
enced, affordable, dependable and honest. Call 750-
4772. Leave message.
HOUSE CLEANING EXPERIENCED reliable, free es-
timates. Call Maureen 778-5717 or Sharon 778-7247.


JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years. Call 778-6508.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING & MAINTENANCE Residen-
tial/commercial, full-service maintenance, landscaping
installation, clean-ups, tree trimming, ponds, native plants,
butterfly gardens. Excellent references. 778-5294.
FREE SNOW REMOVAL Shell, dirt, mulch or stone
delivered and spread for a small fee. Yard clean-up.
Dump truck for hire. Free estimates. Call Dave
Bannigan, 778-6972.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If it's
broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior discount.
Call 778-2581.
LANDSCAPIN


EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN Garden Centre.
5704 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach. Introducing full ser-
vice yard maintenance. Includes mowing, irrigation,
fertilizing and pest control. Monthly or weekly. For
your free estimate call or drop in. 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.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vi-
nyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.
ALUMINUMNINYL CONSTRUCTION, new installation/
repairs, Soffits/Fascias, screen enclosures. Insured,
references. Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. Thirty-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. Remodel-
ing, repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens, baths.
Free estimates. Lic#RC0045125, #RG0058589,
#PE0020374. Insured. Call 720-0794.
MR. BILL'S HANDYMAN Service. Thirty years expe-
rience, self-employed in the construction trades. I am
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GORGEOUS direct bayfront unit. Tastefully upgraded with
quality features and appliances, turnkey furnished. Rarely
available. $219,000. Bob Burnett, 387-0048. C35441


NORTH POINT WATERWAY. Incredible location, just
seconds to Tampa Bay. Beautifully maintained home with
French doors to patio with pool. $580,000. Hal Gillihan, 778-
2194. R34212
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tranquil view. 2BR/2B, atrium foyer with pri- property. Except
vate elevator, eat-in kitchen. Clubhouse, pool, Palma Sola B
tennis and nature trails. $214,000. Barry and Drapala, 794-33
Kimberly Charles, 795-1273. C30008 792-9122. L336:
LARGEST UNIT IN THE WATERWAY.
Breathtaking view from this custom pent-
house. Enclosed Florida room overlooks ca-
nal and Palma Sola Bay. Spiral staircase
leads to loft. $179,000. Bob and Penny Hall, Available F
749-8220. R34849 week or by
CYPRESS CREEK BEAUTY. Overlooking Anna Maria
twelve acre stocked lake. Screened in ga- Call one o
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tric, water at dock. $525,000. Larry and
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Key, St. Pete and Skyway Bridge. Over 3,000 sq. ft. of living
space. $485,000. Bob Burnett, 387-0018. R35659


BEACH HOUSE on Anna Maria. Breathtaking views of
Tampa Bay and Egmont Key, sea birds, porpoises and gor-
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$595,000. Don Lewis, 746-6300. R34157


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from the enclosed lanai which leads out to
open deck area. Located on cul-de-sac.
$124,900. Bob and Penny Hall, 749-8220.
C36030
SNOW BIRDS must see this 3BR/2B fur-
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ft., 4BR/3.5B plus office. Remodeled kitchen,
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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.
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.

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.
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.
HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA apartment. Close to
beach and shopping. No pets. $675. First, last and
security. 795-7805.
GULFVIEW DUPLEX, 2BR/1.5BA, $650 month,
$650 security deposit. 792-3226 after 6 p.m.
HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL 1 BR/1 BA, steps to beach
and shopping, quiet neighborhood. $575 per month
includes water and garbage. No pets. 778-5482.
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.
SEASONAL RENTALS CONDOMINIUMS. 2BR/3BA,
pool. Holmes Beach across street to beach. 1 BR/1 BA
Longboat Key, two heated pools, private beach, beau-
tiful water view, available April 99. 792-6029.
LARGE DUPLEX 2000 sq. ft., with garage. Excellent
location, yearly $625 per month. Five minutes to
beaches 795-4432.
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.

ANNUAL OR SEASONAL 3BR/2BA, washer/dryer,
garage, new inside, mint condition, furnished, walk to
beach. $2,000 per month or $1,000 annual 779-2485.

ANNUAL BRADENTON BEACH condominium for
rent 2BR/2BA, beautiful bay views. Steps to Gulf,
pool, end unit. Furnished or unfurnished, $900 per
month. 792-8747.
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE 3BR/2.5BA, two-car ga-
rage. March 1st, $1,250 monthly. Excalibur Realty
792-5566.

ISLAND BUSINESS Ice Cream Parlor $25,000. Nail
Salon $40,000. Workshop with Office $59,900.
Laundromat (Oneco) $68,000. Motels or Apartments
Large or Small. Wedebrock Real Estate Co. Call
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ISLAND ANNUAL RENTALS 1 BR/1BA, unfurnished
duplex, 2106 #A, Ave. B, Bradenton Beach, $575/
mo. plus utilities. 2BR/2BA, unfurnished condo, Spice
Wood, 55+ community, pool, $675/mo. plus utilities.
2BR/2BA unfurnished condo, Perico Bay, gated com-
munity, pool, tennis, $900/mo. plus utilities/May.
2BR/2BA, unfurnished condo, Whitney Beach, pool,
tennis, docks, $1000/mo. plus utilities/April. Wagner
Realty.(941)778-2246 or 800-221-2323.
ANNUAL RENTAL $350 per month. Furnished, 1BR/
1BA, electric, water, garbage included. On Inter-
coastal, 55 + seniors trailer park. 798-3673 Dick.
BEAUTIFUL 3BR/2BA Longboat Key home on canal.
Available until 3-20-99 at $600 per week. 761-9259.
VERY NICE 2BR/1BA Holmes Beach Apartment,
200 yards to beach. $750 per month. 203 69th St.
761-9259.
ANNA MARIA DUPLEX 2BR/1BA canalfront, nicely
furnished, all utilities included. Available now. $1,550
per month, $425 per week. No pets. 778-5793.
HOLMES BEACH SEASONAL available April 1st.
Immaculate 1 and 2BR. Stones throw to beach. Also
taking reservations for 99/2000 season. 778-4368..
REDUCED 2BR/1BA duplex, wood floors, enclosed
porch, central heat/air, washer/dryer, hot tub, nice
yard, 200 ft. to beach. Annual $675 plus $350 and
electric. Pet with deposit. 778-2991.
RESPONSIBLE ROOMMATE to share updated 2BR/
2BA in Bradenton Beach. $400 plus 1/2 electric and
cable. Lots of amenities. 778-2991.
WESTBAY POINT AND MOORINGS beautiful turn-
key 2BR/2BA with lanai overlooking water. Annual or
6 month season, 99/2000. 778-0510.
CLEAN, BRIGHT AND nicely furnished. 2BR/2BA
near beach and shopping. Cable, all amenities. May
1st thru December. 778-0510.
AVAILABLE NOW 2BR/2BA upstairs, panoramic
view of Intracoastal, heated pool, tennis. 775-1532.
NEAR BEAN POINT Very comfortable 3BR/1.5BA
house across street from beach. Available from
4/9/99. $550 per week. 813-677-1598, eves. 813-
645-0577.
HOLMES BEACH CANALFRONT 3BR/2BA with
pool on quiet residential street. Available from A'pril
2nd onward. $600 per week. 813-677-1598, eves.
813-645-0577.
LARGE 1BR/1BA apartment in Holmes Beach. Liv-
ing room, Florida room washer/dryer, yard. Two
blocks to beach. 779-9098.


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$500 week. Available March and April. 778-5720.
2BR/1 BA WATERFRONT ground floor, Anna Maria,
furnished or unfurnished. Available eight months,
$700 month. 778-5720.
APRIL CANCELLATION. Very nice 1BR, four houses
to beach on North Shore Drive. $1,200 month, $400
weekly. Call 778-6139.

ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH villa rental. 2BR/1BA
unfurnished. Waterfront 25-ft. boat dock. Available
April 1. $850 month, 727-7956.

AVAILABLE NOW! Immaculate 1BR, full kitchen,
steps to beach. Turnkey, pool, $450 week. Gulf-Bay
Realty, 778-7244.

2BR/2BA BRADENTON BEACH duplex, white tile
floors, vaulted ceilings, white cabinets, washer/dryer,
storage. $750 month plus security. Call Mark, 744-0126.
ANNA MARIA ANNUAL duplex available May 1 with
2BR/1BA, garage, lanai, washer/dryer, central heat
and air, large yard. It is offered at $700 month, fur-
nished or unfurnished. 778-8456.
2BR/1BA ANNUAL UNFURNISHED. First, security,
small pet ok. 778-5057.
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.
ANNUAL AVAILABLE APRIL 1, overlooking water
and City Pier. Furnished, large 2BR apartment, pri-
vate courtyard, heated pool. Close to shopping. $790
month plus electric. 778-9188.
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. (941) 794-5980.
ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH 3BR/2BA walk to beach
and boat dock. Large family room, washer/dryer, refrig-
erator, stove. Clean $1,100 monthly 561-337-7394.

PETS WELCOME. 2BR/2BA, lovely furnished home
on canal, with dock and fenced yard, in Coral Shores.
Available March 1, by the week or month. Realtor/
Owner 387-0533.

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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.
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.
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.

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

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


RUNAWAY BAY 1BR/1BA turnkey condominium,
second floor, nice view, pool, clubhouse, tennis
courts, steps to beach. FSBO, $91,900, 795-4272.
HALF DUPLEX FOR sale by owner. 3BR/2BA el-
evated 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.

DUPLEX 3BR/2BA each side. Garage, new inside,
mint condition. Walk to beach, good rental 779-2485.

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION Key Royale,
Holmes Beach lot 105x95, canal and access to Gulf
of Mexico. Beautiful neighborhood, golf. 779-2485.

VERY PRIVATE 2BR/2BA comer lot waterfront home
on beautiful Key Royale. Many amenities include:
garden hot tub, new seawall, barrel tile roof, tile floors
and location, location, location. Offered at $240,000.
Call Susan at 941-778-2409.
LARGE GROUND FLOOR 2BR/2BA one story condo-
minium, carport adjacent. Manatee at 59th Street,
Bradenton. Tennis, pool, golf courses nearby. Completely
fumished. Low 60's. Private 792-2093 or 792-5434.
2BR/2BA CONDOMINIUM shows better than a model.
Beautiful wooded landscape. $69,700. Call John
Preskenis at Wagner Realty, 761-3100 or 795-8247.


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BY OWNER LOVELY North Beach Village
townhouse in Holmes Beach. 3BR/2BA turnkey fur-
nished, pool. Motivated seller, 6305 Gulf Drive,
$178,500. 761-1224.
2BR/2BA CONDOMINIUM deeded boat dock, corner
unit completely updated, 1,600-sft. Ample parking,
heated pool and more. $128,900, call John Preskenis
at Wagner Realty, toll free 877-596-9449.

CANAL HOME 2BR/2BA, den, family room, lanai.
Recently updated, lovely decor. $199,900, call
Yvonne Higgins at Wagner Realty, 761-3100.

GULF FRONT LOT, dead-end street, one of a kind!
There are no more like this. $399,000, 778-4523 or
800-977-0803.

WHY RENT? Trailer plus 10-ft by 20-ft room. Cute,
open, bright, washer/dryer, boat storage. Sand-
piper, 416 4th Street. $18,500, call 800-977-0803
or 778-4523.

KEY ROYALE 3BR/2BA family, bonus room. Two
weeks of renovation, pick colors and kitchen appli-
ances. 604 Concord $215,000. Call 778-4523 or 800-
977-0803.

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

FOR SALE BY OWNER, owner retiring. Anna Maria,
overlooking water and City Pier. 2BR/2BA apart-
ments, private courtyard, heated pool. Built in clien-
tele, live in one, rent three. Will take trade-in. Shown
by appointment. 201 South Bay Blvd. Some financ-
ing available. Reduced to $599,000. 778-9188.


He's Back and Still Peddling

Waterfront Property For You!


Richard Freeman


PRICE DRASTICALLY SLASHED to
$159,900 (from $173,600). 2BR/2BA home
one block to Gulf and beaches. Large 1398
sq. ft. ground level. Recently painted inside
and out. Big steel shed in rear yard with work
bench and ample room for storage. Call
Michael Advocate 778-2246. Eves. 778-
0608.#333567


PERFECT BEACH COTTAGE only two
blocks to beach. A great 2BR/2BA rental or
vacation residence located on a quiet street.
Includes spa on rear deck. Move in condition
with handicap access and new A/C.
$144,900. Call Ed Oliveira 778-2246. Eves.
778-1751. #31213


GREAT HOLMES BEACH location in quiet
neighborhood and only one block to beach!
This 3BR/2BA home is ready to move into
with new roof, paint and carpet in 1999. Open
floor plan with wooden cathedral ceiling.
Owner financing available to qualified buyer.
$139,900. Call Ed Oliveira 778-2246. Eves
778-1751. #35284

PREMIERE ISLAND LOTS
Beautiful view of Anna Maria Sound and
Intercoastal waterway from this vacant
lot. All federal and state permits in place.
Call Haro!d Small 778-2246. Eves. 792-
8628. #35029. $215,000.
Terrific views of Tampa Bay from this large
island homesite corner lot, located on the
north end of Anna Maria Island. Lot is
cleared and ready for construction. Re-
duced to $119,500. Call Dave Moynihan
778-2246. Eves 778-7976. #31448.


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GULF WATCH
Enjoy partial views of both Gulf and bay
from this top floor turnkey furnished
model quality unit. Has heated pool, Gulf
frontage. Weekly rentals Ken Rickett
778-3026. MLS 36006. $159,900.


SUNBOW BAY CONDO
Super clean 2BR/2BA unit close to
beaches, shopping and restaurants.
Elevator, pool, tennis. Unit is turnkey
furnished. What a buy! Lynn Hostetler
778-3026. MLS 34676. $130,000.


BRIDGEPORT CONDO 2BR/2BA furnished. Direct Gulf views. Ken Rickett 778-3026
....................................................................................$ 1 4 9 ,0 0 0
SANDY POINTE CONDO 2BR/2BA direct bayfront. Totally furnished. Lynn Hostetler
7 7 8 -4 8 0 0 .................................................................... .. ...................... $ 14 9 ,9 00 .
BAYWATCH CONDO 2BR/2BA turnkey furnished. Bayfront complex with large
heated pool, boat dock. Elizabeth Andricks 778-4800. ............................ $179,900

(941) 778-4800 Toll Free 800-237-2252 5201 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217
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NORTH BEACH VILLAGE
DESIRABLE 2BR/
l 2.5BA, large 1,500
I sq. ft. model, wrap-
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paver drive.
$176,000

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AFFORDABLE CANALFRONT 3BR/2BA,
choice Anna Maria neighborhood. $217,000.
LIKE NEW CANALFRONT Custom built 3BR/
2BA, ten foot ceilings throughout, Italian tile/
Berber carpet, skylights. $285,000.
ANNA MARIA Canalfront lot. 7,725 sq. ft.
$115,000. Dock in place.
8-UNIT MOTEL with pool and owner's 2BA/
1BA Bean Point. $920,000.
WATERFRONT RESTAURANT, view of Tampa
Bay. Turnkey operation, 26 seat. Real Estate
included. $395.000.


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Breathtaking views from this 3BR/3BA home featuring
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on two Gulffront lots! $869,500.


DUPLEX WITH GULF VIEW! 100 ft. to Gulf offering two
turnkey units in Anna Maria. Recent refurbishments
are added features to this popular rental property.
Offers 2BR/2BA and 2BR/2BA plus den. Quiet neigh-
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1957
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FRANKLIN REALTY BROKER
"We ARE the Island."
9805 Gull Drive PO Box 835 Anna Mara, Florida 34216
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250


EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT
Congratulations to Lisa Varano
Senior Property Manager
who has been awarded
COMPANY-WIDE
"EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR"


ISLAND PROPERTIES


Wedebrock recognizes and commends
Lisa for- her dedication commitment
loyalty outstanding services that ,o.
'the extro rile" and her can-do' attitude


RENTALS
ANNUAL/SEASONAL
MONTHLY/WEEKLY
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Due to a demand from qualified rent-
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properties If your rental property is
sitting vacant and if you're interested
in generating income
Call Valerie Kruse at 778-6665
for more information.


"OLD FLORIDA" CHARMER
fprfe.t COld F I cridu g t.3r o,'
ir th Gulf .iewvt Bright open an.d
.'ir, Gorgeous ha otd pool
nestled in palm tree pri.a.:,,
$249 900 Beck Sm,.th Elf.
Sturrett '95-8095 '98-9710









2BR,2BA rcn,.13tr, j with top
quAlt thr"O.uhout Buy v ,ew ulh
jdeded interest in boa .jd.:
H-lomre orn tti 1t zone.d for iu-
plex W'on t lst at $163Bl 500o- Dec
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"TRANQUIL LAKE VIEWS"
28R '2BA Pe ,ce, I ,lnd .:.,..'j,
Enjoy' beautiful Ien t r. Ir:.rm ,..iur
glosset d in lana, C lubh.oui.: '.. th
exer.: is room Corr' qr.ur: i.j t .:..:.
unt ithl i:rp.rtr $104 OiO &.:.: ,
Smith Eltf Starrett


"STEPS TO THE BEACH"
Open an. br,.ht w th .:aTh,.rjl :'l-
iriLS and .4reatroomr plain T-hree r .:.-i
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t-,throoms DtSrable C.:,,ol ditr,.;r
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NEW HOMES DIVISION


PERICO SHORES
Pick your lot... Design your home in this beau-
tiful new island subdivision. Enjoy nature s
paradise at your doorstep. Six ex.:lus,.e lots
to choose from. Model opening soon'










KEY WEST NORTH
1201 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach
Four brand new 2BR/2BA luxury condomini-
ums. Top of the line throughout! Breathtak-
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white sandy beach, historical Bridge St. and
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3224 East Ba ~ Dri'e Holmes Beach Florda 334217 In the Anna Maroa Island Centre
Sales. 941-778-0700 Rentals. 941-778-6665 Toll Free 8100-749-6665
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LAKEBRIDGE VILLA 2BR/2BA, family room, Florida room,
2.5-car garage. 1.500 sq. ft. living area. $115,000.
PERICO BAY CLUB Kingfisher 2BR/2BA bayfront. 2 pools,
tennis, clubhouse, 24 hour gated security. $120,000.
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.
WHITE AVE/BEACH ACCESS. 3BR/2BA, lot 100x130.
Immaculate, attractive, lush landscape. $380,000.
VILLAGE GREEN. 2BR/2BA, tile roof, enclosed Florida room.
Less than a block to golf course. $118,000.
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. $440,000.
HOME WITH INCOME 2BR/2BA, family room, garage, lanai,
corner lot with large IBR/IBA apartment. One block to beach.
$221,900.
COMMERCIAL
STYLING SALON Eight stations. Owner retiring. $39,000 OBO.
LOT C-2 Zoning.Walk to beach $150,000.

5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
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T WAGNER REALTY
2217 gulf drive north, bradenton beach, 11 34217

4 MICHAEL ADVOCATE
INCE 193 REALTOR/GRI
Several Notches Above!
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Real Estate Lecturer: NYU
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| iE PAGE 36 0 MARCH 3, 1999 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


ALIEN ABDUCTIONS

BY DAVE TULLER / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ


ACROSS 51 Beattributable
(to)
I Mophead 52 (Be !"
7 Dessert pastries ("Come on!")
12 Scored in bezique 55 Rube
18 "1984" 55 Rube
18 "1984 r 56 Amtrak fares?
conspirator 58 Turn about
19 Where picked? 59 Capek drama
20 Opickm 60 Barry Sanders
20 Opium and teammates
compound 62 "Nonsense!"
21 Fixing the 6 1970's-80's
space-time 4 1970-80
continuum? cause
23 It started a little 65 Singer who
before 1000 B.C. o-starred in
24 Controls "Johnny
25 Baffled Mnemonic,"
26 Thank-you 1995
27 Pants problem 67 Limit placed on
28 Ago, in Aberdeen PBS?
29 Average 71 Limping, maybe
30 High priest in 73 Words from Mr
Exodus Moto
32 Newcastle's 74 Efficiency
river symbol, in
33 Geology? physics
38 Migraine 75 Modern fat
headaches, so to substitute
speak 76 North Wind
39 Ability to hit a personified
target 77 "Aunt -- Cope
42 Donkey drawer Book"
43 Inevitable 79 Dogtrot and
44 Lose everything foxtrot
45 Part of a 80 Successor car to
percussion the Studebaker
section 81 Off-shore
47 Courses lodging
48 tree (Indiana 83 Set of plates
state tree) 84 "The King and I'
49 Commercial role
passage 86 Time to play tap
50 Worth 87 Like a landowner


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appear over the
v f P 'r summer?
91 Some Oklahoma
Indians



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92 Beget
94 Fabric name
ending
95 Counting method
99 Queen Eliz., e.g.
100 Attention-
101 Experienced,
old-style
103 Vow taker
104 More
hot-tempered
106 Waterway
named for a talk
show host?
109 Like some
foreign movies
110 God of death
who underwent
resurrection
111 Three-time
Emmy-winning
host
112 Bound
113 Like most store
items
114 Texas oil city
DOWN
1 Strong beers
2 Key color
3 Flame throwing,
maybe
4 Fall preceder?
5 Vacation
souvenirs
6 Abbr. in a
business letter
7 3.26 light-years
8 spur
9 Bother for a
boxer
10 Because of
11 It's a mess
12 Western
landscapist
Thomas-
13 Land south of
Judah


ED?


14 Football Hall-of-
Famer Ford
15 Addendum to a
log?
16 They might
backfire
17 Like some
sympathies
19 Most doll-like
20 "Later!"
22 Gridiron stat
26 First-of-a-kind
1960's TV star
30 Flower part
31 Top-notch
32 They connect to
the knees
34 Ed of "Married
...With
Children"
35 Players
36 "- goes
according to
plan..."
37 Gobble
38 Calculus
calculation:
Abbr.
39 Semiramis's
realm
40 Communicating
41 People who
study
cuneiform?
44 Talk show
chatter
46 Arctic explorer
John
47 Coin of Pakistan
48 Little nothing
50 Woman of
letters?
51 Most of the
world
53 Golden
54 Ushers
56 TV event of 1977
57 Old foes of the
Spanish


61 Model
63 Bratislava
resident
66 Caloric cakes
68 Without
exception
69 Stews
70 Like 70's
fashion, now
72 Coach
Parseghian


76 Judge's seat
78 Kind of school
79 Shot up
81 Blushing
82 Harmonica-like
instrument
83 Comfortable
old shoe
84 Bikini events
85 New York's Penn
Station is on it


89 Sea nymph
90 Labor
92 Hurry
93 Western friend
96 Marries,
perhaps
97 "None But the
Lonely Heart"
writer/director
98 Sealy competitor
100 Home page


101 Motor with some
oomph
102 Its flag is green,
white and orange
103 Small fastener
105 "Go get'em!"
106 "Baloney!"
107 Mother bear, in
Malaga
108 Prefix with
terrorist


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