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Creation Date: March 17, 1999

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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Uniform Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Creator: Islander
Publisher: Bonner Joy
Creation Date: March 17, 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


ISLANDER


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FIRE GUTS BEACH CONDOS


Anna Maria firefighters attacked thefire from behind the burning units in the Playa Encantada building while this firefighter pumped water on the beach side.

Lightning sparks inferno,

damage in millions


By Bonner Presswood
Lightning is to blame for one of
the worst fires in Island history, said
Anna Maria/Westside Fire Chief Andy
Price of the Sunday night inferno at
Playa Encantada, 6006 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach.
Price said officials pieced together
"quite a few eye-witness accounts of
lightning hitting the building earlier in
the afternoon."
That meant the fire had smoldered
for quite a long time, he said. "It
burned out of oxygen and when the
condo manager and the patrol officer
first opened the door, they fed it. And
then, of course, we did, too. We had to
go in. It was almost completely burned
when we got there."
No one was injured in the fire as it
whipped through two beachfront units,
fueled by strong west winds. The fast-
moving fire destroyed a total of five
third-floor units before firefighters made
a stand in the sixth unit. That unit was
destroyed by water damage. Six second-
floor units (above the first-floor garage)
have "pretty extensive water damage,"
according to Price.
It's too early to set damages. Price
said, but it looks like it will be $1 mil-


FOR MORE PICTURES,
SEE PAGE 14

lion to $2 million easily. A structural engi-
neer will have to determine the integrity of
the building, then there will be the value of
the units and the contents to consider.
According to Price. Playa residents
Gary and Pc..; Grossweiler were on their
way to the beach. They went along the
walkway upstairs, down a corridor behind
the two beachfront units to the stairwell
when they noticed smoke through a win-
dow of unit 202.
Grossweiler, president of Playa's condo-
minium association, activated the pull alarm
before returning to his unit, number 207, and
calling 911. Unit 206, ironically one unit west
of Grossweiler's, is where firefighters cut
through the roof to stop the fire. It was de-
stroyed by water with Grossweiler's unit re-
ceiving only smoke damage.
Price said, "We got the call at 5:59 p.m."
Holmes Beach Patrol Officer Henry
"Chip" Frappier was first on the scene. He
and "key holder" Clark Pool unlocked the
beachfront unit and "upon opening the door
we could see the apartment was completely
PLEASE SEE FIRE, PAGE 14


With two units ntnil ,1J ini ilame aid strong I winds pushing thefire through the building, the
overhang and roof began to collapse, dropping in /lntes. Islander Photos: Boniner Pressw'ood


THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND


MARCH 17, 1999






IIH[ PAGE 2 N MARCH 17, 1999 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Holmes Beach election recount OK'd


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
With little debate, the Holmes Beach Canvassing
Board yesterday approved a manual recount of the bal-
lots in the March 9 city commission election.
Canvassing board members Mayor Carol
Whitmore, Commissioners Roger Lutz and Sandy
Haas-Martens and City Clerk Brooke Bennett agreed
that if the manual recount changes the outcome of the
election, they will conduct a second manual recount.
The request for a recount was made March 11 by
candidates Luke Courtney and Sheila Hurst, who each
received 471 votes. Their tally was 12 votes behind
winning candidate Commissioner Don Maloney, who
received 483 votes.
Courtney and Hurst said they made the request
because "only 12 votes separated the winning and los-
ing candidates which is .32 percent of the registered
voters and approximately one percent of the votes cast.
The possibility of poorly marked ballots miscounted by
the electronic equipment should not determine the out-
come of the election."
According to Deputy City Clerk Angela Sain, an
automatic recount is taken when the difference between
the winning and losing candidates is less than one half
of one percent. In the March 9 election, with 1,063
voters casting ballots, the difference was six votes.
The recount, which is open to the public, was
scheduled for 10 a.m. on March 18 at the supervisor of
elections office in.Bradenton, 305 15th St. W. Three
employees from the office of Manatee County Super-
visor of Elections Bob Sweat will count the ballots and
Holmes Beach Police Chief Jay Romine will provide
security at no cost to the city.


Officials, supporters and citizens were in attendance to hear the results of the March 9. Holmes Beach City
Commission election. A recount will be held later this week. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood


The recount is expected to cost approximately $75
per recount, to be paid by the city. This includes fees
for three election office employees at $50 per hour.
When the request was first received at city hall last
week, there was some debate on how much the proce-


dure would cost. At one point Courtney said he was
told by Sweat's office that it could be as much as $750,
including $150 per hour for a county attorney to attend.
According to Courtney, this figure was based on a
previous ruling by Sweat in a Palmetto election.


Bridge opening times to remain unchanged


By Paul Roat
The timing still isn't right to change the timed
openings for drawbridges on Anna Maria Island.
The U.S. Coast Guard, the agency that regulates
when and how often drawbridge spans open for pass-
ing boats, has rejected a request by Island elected of-
ficials to change the timed openings on the Anna Maria
Island and Cortez bridges.
The two bridges now open three times per hour for
high-masted boats. Island officials had requested the
change to twice an hour to ease traffic congestion.
During the busy winter tourist season, and on weekends
when beachgoers swarm the shores of the Island, traf-
fic often snarls roads as motorists wait for sailboats to
pass under the bridges.
"Although the bridges are authorized to open three
times per.hour, they do not actually do so," said E.
Gray, Coast Guard commander and chief of the Aids
to Navigation and Waterways Management Branch.


"The data that we have shows that the bridges
opened less that twice per hour on weekdays and about
twice per hour on weekends," Gray continued in a
March 1 letter to Bradenton Beach Mayor Connie
Drescher.
"The problem here is insufficient roadway capac-
ity, not too many bridge openings," Gray said. "We
understand that a long-term solution, a high-level, four-
lane fixed-span bridge, was proposed by the Florida
Department of Transportation but rejected by local
authorities. As long as we have drawbridges, there will
always be a certain amount of inconvenience t both
modes of traffic.
"However, the existing regulations which allow
openings every 20 minutes only if a boat is waiting are
considered to be the most reasonable compromise be-
tween the competing needs of vessel and automobile
traffic. No change will be made," he concluded.
Anna Maria Island Bridge, at Manatee Avenue, and


Under construction
Repairs to the pier at the Manatee Public Beach in Holmes Beach are abolt 65 percent complete, ai(d the
finishing date of April 2 appears to be still a go, according to officials with Manatee County. Still to coime on
the $190,000 project is installation of a handrail around the structure and some concrete repair work. Storm
damage over the years damaged the pier, prompting its closure to the public. When re-opened, it will provide
a panoramic view of the Gulf and sunsets. Islander Photo: Carrie Price


the Cortez Bridge on Cortez Road currently open on the
hour, 20 minutes past and 40 minutes past from 7 a.m. to
6 p.m. daily when boats signal for such an opening. The
Longboat Pass Bridge, between Bradenton Beach and
Longboat Key, opens whenever a boater requests.
In a related matter, DOT officials are awaiting a
response on another request to the Coast Guard, this
time to allow local authorities to "lock down" draw-
bridges during emergencies.
Currently, bridge tenders may keep drawbridges
lowered to allow emergency vehicles police, fire
and ambulance to pass across the bridge. A request
has been made to allow one bridge to be closed to boat
traffic if a vehicle crash or other mishap causes the
other bridge to be closed to.vehicular traffic for an ex-
tended period of time.
Again, the problem of traffic congestion reaching epic
proportions when all vehicles traveling to or fiom the Is-
land must use only one span prompted the request.

Anna Maria City Pier
lease talks Monday
Members of the public are invited to attend a spe-
cial commission meeting at 2:30 p.m. Monday, March
22, at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive.
Mayor Chuck Shumard said a round-table discussion
is needed to address issues regarding the city pier lease,
which is due to expire in September. Matters for discus-
sion will include the term of the lease, rent to be paid, re-
sponsibility for maintenance and other pertinent issues.
Shumard said members from the public would not
be invited to speak during this work session.
For more information, call Peg Nelson at 778-0781.


Anna Maria post office
relocation discussion

set for Tuesday
United States Postal Service representatives will
be present at City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, during the
commission meeting Tuesdav, March 23, at 7:30
p.i, to discuss plans to build or rent space bfr a new
in;iin post office for Anna Marina City.
The public is invited to make comments and
suggestions regarding the proposed new post of-
fice at that time.






THE II


Mandatory evacuation


at Castaway Resort


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
Tenants at the Castaways Resort apartments in
Anna Maria, 500 block of Spring Avenue, were
without a place to live last week due to numerous
propane gas leaks discovered throughout the facility.
Resident Debra Lucas phoned 911 last Wednes-
day after she smelled gas coming from her water
heater.
She said she has been overly tired and complain-
ing of headaches and chest pains, symptoms of car-
bon-monoxide poisoning, according to Deputy Fire
Marshal Kurt Lathrop, who was at the scene.
Anna Maria Building Official Phil Charnock said
gas leaks were found in appliances, service lines and
tanks throughout the 16 units.
He also said the apartments have inadequate
venting.
Charnock said the gas meter used to measure the
amount of gas vapors in the air "was screaming" as he
and Lathrop entered Lucas's apartment, especially
when they neared the stove.
An employee from Southern Propane shut the gas
off immediately and state inspector Ernie Barany from
the Bureau of Liquefied Petroleum Gas was called to
the scene to assess the situation.
Charnock said it's customary for an expert from
the state to be brought in when persons are at risk of
dying from carbon-monoxide poisoning, or when


there's a potential for their living rooms to "blow up in
their faces."
Other violations, including electrical and plumbing
were found. Charnock notified owner Donna Bolen by
phone and in writing that she has to bring the gas and
plumbing violations into compliance before tenants can
return to their units.
The letter states she will have 30 days to comply
with the other building violations.
Charnock said he didn't see a problem with her
bringing the violations to code as she has been coop-
erative with the building and fire departments as well
as the other agencies.
Bolen said the hot water heater in Lucas' apartment
has a vent that leads to the roof.
The vent had come loose and Lucas smelled the
gas while it made its way to the ceiling, she said.
Bolen said, "The problems with the gas alerted us
to some new things needing to be done, so there won't
be any major problems down the road."
New water heaters and stoves are being re-
placed on a needed basis, Bolen said. "We mine as
well do some upgrading while we're working."
Residents would be with out water intermittently
while the work is being done. She said she is sorry
her tenants are inconvenienced, but would rather
have them safe.
As of Friday, March 12, residents were returned
to their apartments after temporary measures were

Officials had the. Castaway
Apartments in Anna Maria
evacuated last week after
propane gas leaks were found
in the 16-unit complex on
Spring Avenue. Islander
Photo: Susan K. Kesselring


SLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MARCH 17, 1999 E PAGE 3 I l



Anna Maria City
3/22, 7:30 p.m., Planning and Zoning Board
3/23, 7:30 p.m., Commission meeting

Bradenton Beach
3/18, 1 p.m., Commission meeting
3/24, 7 p.m., Reception for
former Mayor Katie Pierola

Holmes Beach
3/22, 10 a.m., Swearing in of newly elected
commissioners followed by commission meeting
3/23, 9 a.m., Commission meeting

Of Interest
S3/18, 6 p.m., Anna Maria/West Side Fire
District work session followed by meeting at
7 p.m., Station 1, 6001 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.
3/22, 9:30 a.m., Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan
Planning Organization, Sudakoff Hall,
USF Campus, Sarasota.
3/24, 2 p.m., Coalition of Barrier Island Elected
Officials, Anna Maria City Hall.




Bradenton Beach
March 18. city commission meeting. Agenda: planning
and zoning board recommendation on cellular towers,
presentation on Time Warner Communications issues,
electric car grant discussion, industrial medical manage-
ment discussion, bike grant discussion, grant committee
recommendations, employee health care provider care
change discussion, consent agenda and public comment.

made for cooking and heating, Charnock said.
Some residents needed temporary shelter and food.
Charnock said they were given telephone numbers for
the American Red Cross, All Island Denominations
and Manatee Religious Services.
Bolen said she offered to find her tenants shelter if
they needed it.


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I11 PAGE 4 E MARCH 17, 1999 N THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

Historic Cortez waterfront may get state attention


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
A program that could see the Cortez waterfront
restored to its glory days probably will be sought start-
ing with the Manatee County Commission on Tuesday,
March 23.
County staff plans to ask the commission to seek
state help for a Cortez project under Waterfronts of
Florida, a coastal management program in the Florida
Department of Community Affairs.
One roadblock is that it would bring little state
money initially, and require substantial outlays by the
county, said Carol Clark, director of the county plan-
ning department.
The county would have to commit to a full-time
planner for three years. That would be a major commit-
ment, with the money squeeze brought on by the voter-
mandated death of the one-cent sales surtax that fi-
nanced so many county projects in the past.
Under the waterfront program, the state would


grant the county $10,000 the first year and $25,000 the
second. The county would pay for the rest in the initial
stages salaries, offices, training, travel.
Further grants for specific steps in the development
are implicit in the program, but no plans exist at the
moment for projects to be sought. That is up to Cortez
itself, said planner Janet Hoffman.
"We wouldn't tell them what to do, but would help
them do what they decided upon," she said.
The historic fishing village would have to form a
technical committee, develop a "vision plan," and de-
cide where the people want to go with their village. The
program would help them figure out "what they need
to get there," said Hoffman.
The effort is supported by the Cortez Village His-
torical Society and the Florida Institute of Saltwater
Heritage.
Dr. Mary Fulford Green, descendant of a pioneer
family and a longtime Cortez activist, says, "The
people of Cortez see this designation as supportive of


the village efforts to acc'ire the 1912 Schoolhouse as
a park and commercial washing museum."
Other possibilities are being lofted by Green, who
feels the fishing schooner "Virginian" would fit per-
fectly into the Cortez program. It probably was used as
a Confederate blockade runner in 1865, she said, and
once was fished out of Cortez by a captain named Sage.
Historians are now documenting the schooner's past.
Meanwhile, it is in Jacksonville, still seaworthy.
Another item on Dr. Green's agenda is for the old
Fulford Fish House to end up in public ownership as a
waterfront public attraction.
The deadline for the Waterfronts of Florida appli-
cation is April 1, and a top-level staff meeting last week
decided to ask commissioners for permission to apply
for Cortez.
Green is asking supporters to attend the commis-
sion meeting or write letters to support the application.
Letters should be addressed to Manatee County Com-
mission, P.O. Box 1000, Bradenton FL 34206.


ISLAND HOME TOUR DRAWS QUITE A CROWD


Folks at the sixth annual Home Tour line up at the top level of 511 Kumquat, Saturday, March 13. Guests
could browse through the boutique in the basement or enjoy a refreshment and snack while waiting to enter.
The event is sponsored by the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Islander Photos: Edna Tiemann


Diane Hayden, tourist from Nova Scotia, checks out
the "Granny Girl Display" while visiting the
boutique at the sixth annual Tour of Homes.


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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MARCH 17, 1999 I PAGE 5 [I

Boom from bands disturbing some Islanders


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
Some residents in Anna Maria are having trouble
sleeping on weekends because loud music is keeping them
awake.
They'd like elected officials to do something about it.
David and Jacki Rogerson filed a complaint at the city
meeting Tuesday, March 9, regarding late night distur-
bances from Tip of the Island Restaurant and Pub.
The Rogersons, who live a block from the restaurant,
said since the Tip's change in format they have been un-
able to sleep or open their windows to listen to the Gulf
and enjoy night breezes.
They would like to return to the peace and quiet
they've known for the past nine years, saying, "We'd like
that to be the standard and not the exception."
Joe Perricone said he lives within 200 feet of the "juke
joint" on the corner of Palmetto and Pine. He said at one
time it only had a band playing occasionally Friday night,
but now it has one the entire weekend.
There-is no sleeping until after 2:30 a.m. or 3 a.m.
because of the loud music and drunks "whooping and
hollering," he said.
Mayor Chuck Shumard said the commission has re-
ceived complaints and is starting to look into the situation.
According to Manatee County Sheriff s Deputy Gary
Sellito, no formal complaints or affidavits have been filed
with the sheriffs office, but deputies have responded to
citizen complaints.
They've asked the owners to turn down the music and
have stepped up efforts to patrol the area, he said.
Tip of the Island owner Anne Mousseau said she is


attempting to correct the situation and is sorry for any in-
convenience to residents.
Commissioner Max Znika said the police should be
out on the road and suggested placing a patrol car there
regularly.
Charock said the City of Anna Maria doesn't have
a separate noise ordinance with respect to commercial and
residential zoning.
Resident Diane Cuniff asked if there was an ordi-
nance "that states you can play music as loud as you want
to as long as it isn't amplified off the property?"
She said, "If we had an ordinance like that the neigh-
bors wouldn't be bothered with it and we'd have a law
that's enforceable."
The city does have a noise ordinance, which states
in part, "No person shall operate or cause to be oper-
ated any source of sound which travels off of the prop-
erty limits where the sound originates in such a man-
ner as to create unusually loud, excessive or unneces-
sary noise."
Unusually loud is defined as "the excessive or unnec-
essary honking of horns, whistles, operation of radios.
television sets, phonographs, loudspeakers, amplifiers and
equipment."
According to Manatee County Sheriffs Lieutenant
J.T. Sixby there is an ordinance, but it isn't enforceable.
"We cannot use the decimeter. The state attorney will not
accept the decimeter reading," he said.
Sixby said deputies no longer have decimeter devices.
He suggested folks keep knocking on the door by
signing affidavits and getting with their city commission.
"The squeaky wheel gets the grease," Sixby said.


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Commissioner Robert McElheny commented that
sometimes the law makes no sense, so it must be worked
at from a different angle.

Tingley celebrates 5
years, still needs books
Tingley Memorial Library is five years old,
and will celebrate that event and nine long-stand-
ing volunteers at a luncheon fete March 18.
The Bradenton Beach-based library is also con-
stantly looking for donations of books for an ongo-
ing book sale, proceeds from which are used to re-
place the computers in the children's department.
Nine volunteers have helped with the library con-
tinuously since it opened its doors in 1994.
John and Mollie Sandberg spearheaded the li-
brary construction and have trained and supervised
volunteers as well as the acquisition of the initial book
collection.
Treasurer Bette Kissick and library board di-
rectors Phil Connolly and Virginia Serating also
serve as volunteers. Volunteer Janet Bone super-.
vises filing of book cards in the card catalog.
Gladys Kloko and Ruth DuBois assist library pa-
trons at the front desk. Allen Garner designed and
helps maintain the demonstration xeriscape land-
scaping outside the library.
The library, at 111 Second St., is open 10 a.m. to
5 p.m. Tuesday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Fri-
day and Saturday; and from 3-5 p.m. Thursday. For
information about book donations, call 779-1208.


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VJ PAGE 6 K MARCH 17, 1999 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

9 9


Fire warning
Rushing from home, seeing smoke soaring in the
west, racing in the sand from the access south of the
fire, I could feel the adrenelin pumping.
I moved north among what was already a large
crowd of maybe 200 to 300 gasping and gawking on-
lookers, watching flames roar from the beachfront unit
on the third floor of Playa Encantada Condominium.
The crowd was excited. Exclamations were over-
heard in almost every cluster of people I passed as the
first firefighter and hose appeared on the beach.
It was a huge fire, even early in the event that
stretched to almost four hours of firefighting. The en-
tire unit was in flames and it was moving quickly to the
second beachfront unit. When the overhang fell from
roof to roof, gasps came from the crowd on the beach.
It was obvious to us that the wind was pushing the
fire through the roof to units behind the beachfront -
and suddenly there was a consensus on the beach: It's
out of control.
The mood turned somber. "Wow!" was replaced
with "Oh, my God." People began to fear the worst.
And while the property loss was mammoth, thank-
fully no one was injured, resident or firefighter.
Also thankfully, the fourth alarm sent by Anna
Maria firefighters "Send everything you can!" -
was answered by every department in Manatee County
and one from Sarasota, 22 fire units and 87 firefighters.
The firefighters' effort to save the building was
phenomenal, and exhausting.
I watched Volunteer Bruce McKenzie come down
for relief several times, dehydrated and fatigued, only
to return to the fire pumped and determined to end it.
Is there a lesson to be learned?
You bet.
Chief Andy Price said that of two dozen fire
calls to condominiums in the past few years, most
damages were confined to one room, thanks to early
notification because of smoke detectors and calls
from residents or neighbors.
What is lacking in many pre-1986 condominiums
and homes on Anna Maria Island is automatic alarms,
monitored by the department or an alarm agency.
Playa Encantada had a "local" alarm system with
manual pull stations which activate the alarm and
horn. There are automatic detection devices in
Playa's recreation room and the electrical room but
not in the units.
We assume Playa Encantada owners will be con-
sidering the benefit of detectors in their units in the
future as we all should.
Just do it.
Bonner Presswood



ISLANDER[ I
MARCH 17, 1999 VOLUME 7, NUMBER 18
V Publisher and Editor
Bonner Presswood
V Editorial
Paul Roat, News Editor
June Alder
Kevin P. Cassidy
Pat Copeland
Jack Egan
Jim Hanson
Susan K. Kesselring
V Contributors
Gib Bergquist
Doug Dowling
Cynthia Finn
David Futch
Mary Fulford Green
Capt. Mike Heistand
Charmaine Engelsman-Robins
Edna.Tiemann
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V Advertising Services
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Firefighters applauded
On behalf of the City of Holmes Beach, I would
like to thank the many area fire departments that as-
sisted in the terrible fire that occurred at the Playa
Encantada, Sunday night, March 14.
I was impressed by the professionalism of the fire
fighters. We thank you all.
Mayor Carol Whitmore, Holmes Beach


A job well done
After working 30 years with the Dayton Fire De-
partment, we know and really appreciate and praise all
the personnel on the fire scene Sunday night.
You did an outstanding job of stopping the inferno
even though Mother Nature was blowing full blast out
of the west, hampering your efforts to control the
spread of the fire.
Congratulations, one and all.
Bob and JoAnn Heyne, Holmes Beach

A misunderstood tale
I am disappointed and dismayed that Robert
McElheny and Doug Wolfe found it necessary to call
an emergency meeting to deal with an administrative
matter concerning an Anna Maria City employee prob-
lem. There is no plausible reason for making public the
private life of any employee. Anna Maria made a big
mistake in voting these two commissioners back in
office in the recent election if their conflict resolution
skills are limited to "going public" if they don't get
their way. There must have been another way to resolve
the situation that would have respected the privacy of
the employee.
I am equally disappointed and incensed that The
Islander Bystander would choose to request personnel
records from the city. I assume the newspaper's intent
of wanting personnel records of a city employee would
be to make the contents public.
Doesn't this have a familiar ring to it? Didn't we
just endure 13 months of politicians in Washington,
D.C., making public not only the private life of the
President, but also many blameless individuals? And
weren't they aided and abetted in this witch hunt by the
national media through its incessant digging into


people's personal lives and its unending coverage of
the event?
I certainly hope the article, "Special meeting called
by Anna Maria vice mayor" in the March 3 Bystander
is the only public mention of this incident. It would be
a sorry tale if it continues beyond this.
Sue Lynn, Anna Maria City
Editor's note: Anna Maria elected officials are re-
quired to meet in the open according to the Florida
Government-In-The-Sunshine Laws. Employee
problems must be dealt with in accordance with
these laws. McElheny was not up for re-election this
year. All city records are public records with few
exceptions (medical records), but does not exclude
personnel information regarding salary, certifica-
tion, accommodations, reprimands or any other per-
sonnel information.

No help for image
With reference to the arrest in Bradenton Beach of
the Privateers' leader as reported in your paper, termed
an "unfortunate incident" which should not alter the
decision to allow their float to return to the Island, 1
really question whether we should welcome the Priva-
teers' presence here except in an official capacity on
limited legitimate occasions.
No one faults the charitable work they do. How-
ever; many feel that the offensive and infantile behav-
ior of some members reflects badly upon the group and
cannot possibly do their overall image any good.
Joann Etherington, Holmes Beach

Ecumenical thanks
Many thanks to those who supported the annual
ecumenical service Feb. 28 at St. Bernard Catholic
Church.
The board of All Island Denominations especially
wants to thank Father John Ellis, the pastors of the six
other Island churches, and the many members of the
Island's choirs for an inspiring service.
We also wish to acknowledge the Bunnell award for
humnaniariant service recipient, the Rev. Danith Kilts of
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. He has been an inspiration
of Christian ideals for all who serve with him.
Bob Melain, Presidetl, AID)






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N MARCH 17, 1999 E PAGE 7 II


THOSE WERE THE AYS
Part 3, The Bean/Hall Story
by June Alder
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Cotton, turpentine and phosphate brought in by train were shipped up North.


ALL ABOARD


Fernandina Beach used to be the
gateway to Florida for travelers from the '
North in the early 1880s. And this was
the first stop for the Bean family of Con-
necticut when they were on their way to
the land of George Emerson Bean's
dreams.
This border town between Florida
and Georgia has a fascinating history.
It started out as an Indian camp. It
was a French outpost, a Spanish mis-
sion, and an English colony. The United
States and the Confederate States fought
over it. And two bizarre attempts "vere
made to turn it into a South American-
style "republic."
From the end of the 16th century to
the end of the 19th century it was head-
quarters for pirates, slavers, smugglers,
renegades and refugees from various wars.
These included loyal British subjects who
fled from their homes up north during the
Revolutionary War. "A festering flesh-
pot," James Monroe, U.S. president from
1817 to 1825, called the place.
In other words, old Fernandina was
much like some border towns and po-
litical capitals of today.
Aside from its reputation for sinful-
ness, Fernandina's chief claim to fame is
that it was the birthplace of Florida's
first railroad.
The man behind the railroad was a
colorful character named David Yulee.
He was the grandson of a well-born Por-
tuguese woman kidnapped by pirates
and sold into slavery in Morocco. She
escaped with her son, the child of a top
Moroccan official. His son David grew
up to become Florida's first Senator in
1845. David used his political clout to
relocate Fernandina Beach, moving the
whole town southward on Amelia Island
to a natural deep water harbor, an ideal


place for a railroad terminus.
Construction of the line started at
Fernandina in 1855 and was completed
on March 1, 1861,just two months af-
ter Florida seceded from the Union.
One steam engine, the "Abner McGee"
(built in 1839), laid most of the 155
miles of track running diagonally
across the state to Cedar Keys on the
Gulf of Mexico.
Most of the laborers were blacks
hired from plantations. They built the
railroad using only wheelbarrows and
shovels. Many of them died toiling in
the broiling sun.
The Civil War almost.did the rail-
road in. Fernandina was occupied by
Northern troops in 1862 and so was
Cedar Keys, where the railroad depot
and wharf were destroyed.
But the line was quickly rebuilt
after the war was over, and it made
Fernandina Beach Florida's first tour-
ist mecca. Wealthy visitors from the
North built elegant mansions and hand-
some public buildings there. And the
town prospered shipping timber, cotton
and phosphate up to New York and
other Northern cities.
Back to the Beans....At the end of
a two days of relaxation and sight-see-
ing, they eagerly boarded the train for
Cedar Keys. George Bean was confi-
dent he had made the right decision for
his family. But after enduring the 24-
hour ride to Cedar Keys through sun-
baked savana, dank swampland drip-
ping with Spanish moss and dense
hammock where alligators bellowed
and panthers screamed, his wife wasn't
so sure.
Next: Tampa,
rough and ready


The Fernandina rail line ran along a harbor where pirates used to moor their ships.


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'Wearin' of the green'


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
With respect to the many symbols associated with
St. Patrick's Day, the brilliant color green is the con-
necting thread. It stands for springtime, which by this
time is well underway in Ireland, and in the language
of the universe it also stands for hope. It is-well known
that the Irish people have sometimes survived on little
more than hope.
But at one time, Ireland's national color was St.
Patrick's blue. By the 19th century, green had taken its
place, in part because the color became unlawful. Irish
regiments under Queen.Victoria's reign were forbidden
to "wear the green," meaning they couldn't display the
shamrock on St. Patrick's Day.
The shamrock grows freely throughout Ireland.
Its seed is everywhere.'St. Patrick's use of the sham-
rock for a symbol to explain the Trinity, illustrating
how three separate elements could be of the same
entity, have forever connected this symbol with his
name and holiday.
Observed on March.17, the annual holiday is cel-
ebrated on the day of St. Patrick's death, according to
the custom of the times. No one is sure when a day was
set aside in honor of St. Patrick, but at one time the
holiday was a strictly religious one that became part
festive over time.
Who is the man behind the robe? Patrick wasn't
always named so. His birth name is Maewyn Succat,
which is English. In his writing he spoke of himself as
patricius, meaning well born in Latin. Patrick is the
English form of this word. His father was a prosperous
landowner and magistrate.
Patrick's ties with Ireland did not begin with his
being born there. No one knows exactly where he was
born, but it is thought that he was born in Scotland.
Historians are also unsure of the exact time he lived,
but it was probably during 385-460 A.D.
He became acquainted with the people of Ireland
after his homeland was raided by Irish marauders who
carried him off to Ireland and sold him into slavery.
Patrick was 16 at the time and spent six years working
as a shepherd.
During this time, Patrick found comfort in prayer
and after escaping, devoted his life to God. He studied


Lois the leprechaun, aka Lois Bond. Islander Photo:
Bonner Presswood

at a monastery in Europe and was eventually ordained
into the priesthood.
At one point Patrick had a vision to return to Ire-
land, which he took as a command from God. A tire-
less and fearless missionary, St. Patrick was absorbed
with converting the pagan peoples to. Christianity.
He will always be remembered for his decades of
missionary work that included establishing monaster-
ies, schools and churches.
St. Patrick became a hero in Ireland. There are no
fewer than 60 churches and cathedrals named for him
in Ireland alone. Perhaps the most famous of these is
the giant St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin, the grounds
of'which bear the mark of the site on which St. Patrick
baptized his converts.


Ireland has long been a country that is divided by
its religious convictions. Irish people have fought and
died for their independence.
Ireland's flag serves as a reminder that the holiday
is patriotic as well as religious. Its colors are green,
white and orange. The color green stands for the Gaelic
and Catholic majority, the orange for Ireland's Protes-
tants and the white is a symbol of the wish for peace
between the two.
It is interesting to note that more than half who
fought in the American Revolution were of Irish de-
scent and many of the signers of the Declaration of
Independence were Irish.

More on Irish folklore, legend
Perhaps non-Irish have an affinity for the Irish holi-
.day because of the propensity the Irish have for drink. In
St. Patrick's time, they would "drown the shamrock."
In part it is because most people were too poor to do
much feasting during much of the time that St. Patrick's
Day has been celebrated there. Alcohol helped fill them
up, serving as a means for caloric intake.
The Irish prepared in advance of the holiday for
celebrations heralding their patron saint. Ale was
brewed in February, and whiskey, called poteen, was
produced from potatoes, the country's main staple.
Leprechauns are also known for their fondness for
poteen. The small shoemakers are known for the dis-
taste and distrust of humans. Mostly mean and spiteful,
it may be their bad attitude arises from having to repair
the shoes of the good fairies.
Legend has it should you spot a leprechaun and
keep your eye on it, he cannot vanish and for ransom
might take you to where his pot of gold is buried.
Though they have been known to outwit their oppo-
nents and can't be trusted.
Another popular legend is that of the Blarney
Stone. Legend has it whoever kisses the stone will
never want for words. The stone is in the village of
Blarney, County Cork, Ireland. In order to kiss it, you
must hang upside down to reach it.
The story goes that the magic in the stone was re-
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'Little Hut' a hit at Island Players


By Charmaine Engelsman-Robins
Islander Correspondent
If you're not a fan of British comedy you might not
completely "get" the you-understood attitude assumed
in the Island Players production "The Little Hut," writ-
ten by Andre Roussin and adapted by Nancy Mitford.
But you'll laugh anyway.
Director Geoffrey Todd calls it "A typical example
of British stiff-upper-lip-manship, reflecting the per-
ceived importance of maintaining values."
As the story opens one dawn in the 1930s, bachelor
Henry (William "Marty" Martin), his lover of six years
Susan (Linda Davis) and her husband/Henry's best
friend, Phillip (Mark Schelstrate), begin day 23 of their
shipwrecked desert-island stranding in good spirits.
The set depicts the physical and psychological set-
up: A large hut for the happy couple and a little hut for
the not-so-happy bachelor.
Therein lies the problem: How to continue a torrid
(by British standards) love affair with no one going to
the office, or anywhere else for three plus weeks.
Things are becoming well, "tense."
In Act I, a brilliant agreement is struck, based on
the assumption that the three perfectly proper adults


ST. PAT, FROM PAGE 8
shee, Cliodna, who told him "Kiss the stone you come
face to face with in the morning, and the proper words will
pour out of you," After kissing the stone, he won a law-
suit he previously agonized over, but fearing that others
would get in trouble with slippery speech, he safeguarded
the stone and moved it to its present resting place.
It wouldn't be St. Patrick's Day without the colorful
rhythms produced from the pipes and fiddles that cause the
Irish to kick up their heels. In parades everywhere, bands
of pipers will march to the wail of bagpipes.
What about traditional Irish fare? In Ireland they
really do eat corned beef and cabbage, but mul-
ligatawny soup, Irish stew, and soda bread are also
popular.
On St. Patrick's Day, everyone is Irish. The first
public celebration of St. Patrick's Day in the U.S. was
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On this day, keep in mind that America is richer for
the Irish ways and don't forget to keep one eye on the
leprechaun and the other on your green beer. After all,
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In the spirit of the holiday, here's a hymn believed
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bic lovers' triangle.
The final act presents still another angle for the tri-
angle, and it ain't an isosceles.
The slapstick silliness works because of the chem-
istry among the actors, who meld so well you can ac-
tually accept their comical conundrum. Late in the play
come more characters (James Lewis and son Evan
Lewis), but to tell would spoil the fun.
And speaking of fun, a simple set by designer John
Flannery is great to look at: Cartoonish prop pieces
work well and the brightly colored abstract backdrop
works far better than some painted mural attempt to
depict a desert island.
Set construction was by Jack Abene and painting
is attributed to Pat Bergen.
We were slightly disappointed with costuming and
makeup (costume designer Don Bailey and makeup
and hair design by Rita Kane), vaguely reminiscent of
the Howells of Gilligan's Island; although Susan's
character laments how disappointed the designer would
be at the condition of the beautiful gown she wears. It
appears perfect, as do the gentlemen's attire, save for
some missing shoes.
We also would like to have seen the lady's perfectly
coiffed updo undone toward the end, and a bit of grime on
the gentlemen's perfect white shirts and dinner jackets
would have been a nice touch. We accept the depiction of
them shaving with shells and homemade shaving cream,
but even then some nicked faces or a bit of five o'clock
shadow and some less-than-proper but unavoidable sweat
stains would have seemed apropos.
Our only other suggestion would be a slight reduction
in the volume of Susan's jury-rigged gramophone when
applied to certain scenes as it drowned out the dialogue.
All in all, a good effort and a fun time, thanks as usual
to all the talented folks at Island Players, including sound
designer Ed Brown and sound technician Gabriel
Simches, stage manager Anne Fasulo, assistant stage
managers Dawn Jaekel and Lynne Todd, lighting techni-
cian Alice Doedon and props chairman Dolores Harrell.
"The Little Hut" runs through Sunday, March 28,
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Fire commissioners to
work on new tax structure
Anna Maria/West Side fire commissioners will
once again tackle the vexing problem of how to tax
properties in the new district being formed by the
merger of two districts. Commissioners will hold their
third work session on the issue Thursday, March 18, at
6 p.m. at Anna Maria Station 1, 6001 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.
The merging process calls for the repeal of legis-
lative acts creating the two districts and the creation of
a new district. At a previous work session, commis-
sioners discussed keeping the current assessment
method used by both districts, switching to a millage
rate as used by the Island cities or a combination of the
two methods.
In addition to establishing a single tax method and
rate, commissioners must agree on forming a new five-
member fire commission.

Privateers' 'Thieves
Market' Saturday
The Anna Maria Island Privateers wind up their
winter "Thieves Market" season with a special market
from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 20, at the Mana-
tee West Shopping Center parking lot, 7432 Manatee
Ave. W., Bradenton.
The fund-raising event helps the nonprofit Priva-
teers support and sponsor youth programs in the area,
particularly on the Island. They promise plenty of park-
ing and a wide choice of shopping. Details are avail-
able at 778-1238 and 794-2599.

Easter 'Messiah'
presentation Sunday
The Anna Maria Island Community Orchestra &
Chorus's traditional presentation of the Easter portions
of Handel's "Messiah" will be at 5 p.m. Sunday, March
21, at St. Bernard Catholic Church. 248 S. Harbor
Drive, Holmes Beach.
Artistic director Alfred Gershfeld will conduct.
Soloists will include Ruth Danielle Dozier, soprano;
Martha DiPalma, alto; William Kelley, tenor; Jay
Kimpel, bass.
Admission is free for the public performance, but
a $10 donation is suggested by the chorus office. De-
tails may be obtained at 758-5886 and 954-8002.


Fair/festival Saturday
on Longboat
For the 47th year running, the annual Fair 'n' Fes-
tival will be at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts,
6860 Longboat Drive S. in Longbeach Village at the
north end of Longboat Key, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Saturday, March 20.
A broad spectrum of arts and crafts, artists and
crafters will be on hand for the event. Food from hot
dogs to Greek specialties will be available. There will
be raffles each hour, and the model of plans for the
center's expansion will be on display. LaTerry Butler
will provide music.
Parking will be at the Longboat Island Chapel,
6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, with continuous free bus
shuttle. Sponsoring the event with the center is the
Village Grocery. Information may be obtained from
festival co-chairs Richard and Helen March, 383-8069,
of the art center, 383-2345.


Cuban artist Calzada's
show at Corbino
An exhibition of paintings by Cuban-American
artist Humberto Calzada will open with an artist's re-
ception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 19, at Corbino
Galleries on Longboat Key.
Titled "Sanctuaries of the Spirit," it will run
through April 2. Calzada, now 55, became an exile
from Cuba at age 14 and shows his works throughout
Latin America, with solo exhibitions in Argentina,
Peru, El Salvador, Chile and Panama.
The gallery at 5350 Gulf of Mexico Drive in the
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proposed
By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
The insurer that provides windstorm cover-
age for 4,492 Manatee County homes, many of
them on Anna Maria Island, wants to increase
rates by 21 to 69 percent.
The Florida Windstorm Underwriting Asso-
ciation will ask the state insurance commis-
sioner, Bill Nelson, for a rate increase statewide.
It will file its request in early April and Nelson
will have 90 days to respond.
Nelson is unlikely to approve, said a spokes-
man for his office. He has rejected such requests
in the past, the latest in 1997. The association
took his decision to arbitration and won a 12
percent increase, of 61 percent it requested.
Jim Mixon, an Island insurance agent, said
Windstorm probably would get something but
the matter was a political football and nobody
could predict the outcome.
The increase is necessary, said association
spokesman B. Alan Cook, to let the insurer cover
claims and build a reserve to cover a major ca-
tastrophe. It could not do so now, he said, but
must cover big losses by assessments against all
insured.
Homes would be rated by vulnerability to
wind, which takes into account mitigating mea-
sures such as kind of roof, the way it is attached
to the house, shutters, hurricane straps, and con-
struction such as frame or masonry. Cook said an
individual's rate could be reduced substantially
through such measures.
Manatee's rates would increase from 21 per-
cent for high mitigation measures in a home to
69 percent for none. In dollars, that would range
from $52 to $178 per policy annually.
The proposal also would update means of
calculating rates, Cook said. Since Windstorm's
inception in 1970 it has based rates upon fire
rates. Now it has enough experience with wind
damage to figure out its own rates.
Additionally, it would shift the burden from
statewide to each area so that inland home own-
ers do not subsidize coastal residents.
Windstorm insures homes whose homeowner
insurance carriers won't insure against wind dam-
age, either because they have too many such poli-
cies already or because they won't accept the risk.
It is hoped that higher rates would encourage pri-
vate insurers to take over coverage.
A total of 495,000 homes in the state have
Windstorm coverage.


'Afternoon of Music'
Sunday on key
"An Afternoon of Chamber Music" is scheduled at
4 p.m. Sunday, March 21, at Longboat Island Chapel,
6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.
Featured will be music by Rachmaninoff,
Respighi, Vivaldi and Haydn, performed with strings
and voice. It is the third in the free, family Artist Se-
ries at the interfaith community church.
Artists will include Sarita Roche, soprano and
music director of the chapel; Joseph Roche and Karl
Braatan, violins; Laura Jensen, viola; Elizabeth Martin,
cello. Details may be obtained at 383-6491.

Longboat chamber
seeks nominees
Nominations are open for two small business
awards sponsored by the Longboat Key Chamber of
Commerce. They are small business person and rookie
small business person of the year.
A rookie small business is a company that has been
in business three years or less. Nominations will close
at 5 p.m. April 12. FI-orms may be obtained at the chainm-
ber office, 6854 Gulf of Mexico Drive, or by phoning
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Pancake breakfast
Sunday at St. Bernard
St. Bernard Catholic Church will have a pancake
breakfast from 8 until 11 a.m. Sunday, March 21, at the
church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
Homemade pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee
will be served for $2.50, children $1. A homemade
bake sale is planned also. Details are available at 778-
4769.

Church sets
catfish dinner Saturday
The Episcopal Church of the Annunciation will
serve a public catfish dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday,
March 20, on the church grounds, 4408 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach.
In addition to catfish, the menu has baked beans,
cole slaw, hush puppies and drinks, with desserts avail-
able. Diners may eat in the banquet room or order
ahead and take out. Tickets may be purchased at the
door for $5, or $2.50 for children under 6. Details are
available at 778-1638.


55 Alive on key
Registration is open for a 55 Alive driving program
for seniors, scheduled April 6 and 7 at the Bayfront
Recreation Center on Longboat Key. It is sponsored by
the key's police department and the American Associa-
tion of Retired Persons. Drivers may register at 729-
7742, or obtain further information from Officer Mike
Hancock at 316-1977.


Pelican Man needs help
at sanctuary
The Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary is seeking vol-
unteers in all phases of the operation at 1708 Ken Th-
ompson Parkway on City Island, just off the south ramp
of the New Pass bridge.
A spokesman for the bird rescue and treatment facil-
ity said tour guides are needed as well as volunteers in the
welcome center, hospital, nursery, rescue teams, gift shop,
kitchen and the thrift stores in Sarasota and Nokomis.
Volunteers must be 18 or older and free to take
training and orientation before going on duty. They
may apply in person or by phone at 388-4444.


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I.


'You be the judge'
Jacquie Clark shows some
of the artworks on display
through April 6for the
Artists Guild of Anna Maria
Island fourth annual
members exhibition at the
gallery, 5414 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Visitors vote
for their favorites among
paintings, sculptures,
pottery and weaving, and
members get ribbons and
cash prizes according to the
vote. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5
p.m.Monday-Friday, 10 to 2
Saturday. Details are
available at 778-6694.


Mary J. Boutte
Mary J. Boutte, 86, of Holmes Beach, died March
11, in Casa Mora Rehabilitation and Extended Care.
Born in Boston, Mrs. Boutte came to Manatee
County from McLean, Va., in 1967. She was executive
assistant for the U.S. Government and retired in 1965.
She attended Saint Bernard Catholic Church, Holmes
Beach. She was a member of Key Royale Club.
Mass and a graveside service were held Tuesday,
March 16. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Holmes
Beach Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by one brother, Gerald Donovan of
Boston; and one niece, Marjorie Barker of Holmes
Beach, who lived with her.
Elizabeth Mary
'Betty' Gebhardt
Elizabeth Mary "Betty" Gebhardt, 75, of
Bradenton, formerly of Holmes Beach, died March 7.
in Sarasota Memorial Hospital.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mrs. Gebhardt came to
Manatee County from Citrus County in 1960. She for-
merly was employed by attorney Max Smiley, Bradenton;
attorney William H. Namack, Sarasota; the law firm of
Dickinson and Gibbons, Sarasota; and as a teachers' aide
in the 1960s for Head Start in Manatee County.
She attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church and
was a former member of St. Bernard Catholic Church,
Holmes Beach, where she was a Eucharist minister and
served on the Parish Council. She served in the U.S.
Coast Guard during World War II. She was a charter
member of Women in Military Service of America.
Service was held Thursday, March 10, at Sacred
Heart Catholic Church, Bradenton. Shannon Funeral
Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contri-
butions may be made to the Annual Bishop's Appeal,
in care of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1220 15th St.
W., Bradenton, FL 34205, or St. Joseph's Indian
School, Chamberlin, S.D. 57326.
She is survived by two daughters, Susan M.
Abling, of Sarasota, and Lisa Carol Gebhardt Towell,
of Bradenton; two sons, Walter F., of Bradenton, and
Robert T., of Anchorage, Alaska; three grandchildren;
and one great-grandchild.

Mary Louise Zatkovich
Mary Louise Zatkovich, 69, died Sunday, March
14. She and her husband Ivan opened Ivan's Pub and
the Anna Maria Yacht Basin in 1980, when they ar-
rived from Pittsburgh, Pa.
Memorial Mass will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March
17, at Sts. Peter and Paul the Apostles Catholic Church,
2850 75th St. W., Bradenton. Memorial donations may be
made to the Alzheimer's Association, 350 Braden Ave.,
Sarasota FL 34232, or to Hospice of Southwest Florida,
5955 Rand Road, Sarasota FL 34238. Covell Cremation
& Funeral Center is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Zatkovich was a teacher in Pennsylvania for
16 years, and after her retirement here was a private
tutor and volunteer at Sea Breeze Elementary School.
Surviving are her husband; daughter Elizabeth
Bergeron of Bradenton; sons Ivan Jr. of Valrico and Mark
of Cape Coral; sisters Betsey Mehaffey of Sun City Cen-
ter and Joan Klousnitgzer of Bradenton; and seven grand-
children.


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Crowds throng through

historical society's open house
What began as a rainy, overcast day turned out to
be pleasant for folks visiting the open house at the Anna
Maria Island Historical Society, Wednesday, March 3.
Volunteer Martha Stewart said quite a few
people had visited the museum all day.
Volunteer Bubba Stewart, dressed in prison garb,
made sure the guests didn't go away hungry. Hotdogs,
potato chips and drinks were offered to guests.
Historical Society Administrator Carolyn
Norwood said the old city jail drew as much atten-
tion as the museum. Lifesize cutouts of a man and
woman'dressed in a bikini were an attraction for
many who posed for pictures. The cutouts were do-
nated by the South Florida Museum and placed in-
side the old jail.
Sketch artists Barbara Singer and Peggy Potter
did sketches of the city jail.
A sand pile full of treasures was a great attrac-
tion for small guests. Connie Stoll, who is 9 years old
and visiting from Ontario, Canada, stayed occupied
digging up marine life and jewelry.
Irene Murphy was busy illustrating to guests the
art of beading, while Beverly Willis Clark and
Albertine Veenstra demonstrated the craft of quilting.
Mark Alonso was there with his collection of egrets
made from dried palm fronds, coconuts and tree roots.
He started out a couple years ago making monsters for
his grandchildren and progressed to birds.
Norwood said the open house was very success-
ful. She estimates that more than 300 people at- Lost treasure found
tended. Nine-year-old Connie Stoll, visiting from Ontario,
The annual open house is in conjunction with Canada, where she is in the fourth grade, has discov-
countywide Heritage Days set aside during March ered buried treasure. Anna Maria Island Historical
every year, Norwood said. Society Administrator Carolyne Norwood, dressed in
This year's theme is "A Salute to a Century of turn-of-the-century attire for the museum's annual
Progress." Brochures listing daily happening in the open house in conjunction with Manatee County
area are available at the museum, 402 Pine Ave., Heritage Days and prisoner/volunteer Bubba Stewart
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Saturday, March 27, at the Anna Maria City Hall from
10 a.m. until completion. Cost to enter is $10 per per-
son with proceeds going to the Lou Fiorentino Memo-
rial Scholarship Fund.
Fiorentino was a long-time Little League coach
who passed away in February 1998. Others may re-
member him as a bartender at a variety of Island res-
taurants, last at the Tip of the Island. Lou was a great
source for sports information and is sorely missed by
all who knew him.
The scholarship fund established in his name sends
selected Island youths to a summer camp of their
choice. If you have a child who is interested in receiv-
ing one of these scholarships, call the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center for an application.
The horseshoe tournament is open to ready-to-throw
teams or to singles who want to play but need a partner.
Just show up at 10 a.m. for the sign up and you'll be
matched up. A $50 cash award for each of the winners is
provided by The Islander Bystander. There will be items
raffled off as well, so come on down and join the fun!
If any area businesses want to donate items for the
raffle, or if you need information about the tournament,
call Zak after 3 p.m. at 778-3909.

Palma Sola Park
foundation elects
Dr. Robert Hunter Jr. has been elected president of
the Palma Sola Botanical Park Foundation Inc., which
plans to open its park later this year.
Emily Buskirk and Tim Myers were elected vice
presidents, Julie McClure treasurer and Deidre Bedford
corresponding secretary.
Named to two-year terms on the board of directors
were Dr. David Maddy, Lennart Erickson, Donna
Flanagan, Dr. Ian Morrison and James Hilton. They
join board members Bob Becker, Joe Down III and
William C. Robinson.
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Lightning-


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whips through


condominium

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
filled with smoke."
Price said the first fire unit arrived at Playa at 6:02
p.m. "They didn't see smoke from the road and were
directed to the beachfront unit. They opened the door
and saw it was a completely involved fire. It had been
burning for some time.
"Our next step would be to fight it from the ladder
truck, which pumps 1,000 gallons a minute, but we
couldn't get it in.
"The third alarm was The building has no
signaled afew minutes after access for us or our
[the second alarm] and equipment. The fire
shortly after that, we just began in the worst
said 'Send everything you possible location,
s in the beachfront
can send. unit around the coor-
Fire Chief Andy Price ner from a blocked
access on the north side. It was the farthest from us on
the road that it could be.
"Hand lines lots of line and manpower were
needed. The line had to snake through the hallways,
upstairs and across breezeways," Price said.
"Our first line went down the corridor upstairs. At
the same time as the hose went on the beach, there was
another line already putting out water from the corri-
dor behind beachfront units 201 and 202.
"Using hand lines meant we could only use two-
and-a-half-inch line, which pumps 250 gallons per
minute. It also takes lots of manpower to put out the
amount of line we needed.
"The fire got bigger and we had to put out larger
lines.
"More manpower was needed as firefighters deter-
mined how large the fire was and they called for a sec-
ond alarm within 10 minutes or less of the initial call.
"The third alarm was signaled a few minutes after
that and shortly after that, we just said 'Send everything
you can send.'
"Every department in Manatee County sent a unit.
Sarasota sent a unit. There were a total of 85
firefighters and 22 fire apparatus at the scene.
"In all, between supply and attack lines, we prob-
ably had 2,000 feet of line out."
The firefighters worked their way back through
units behind 201 and 202, breaking through to the at-
tic, only to determine the fire had pushed past them.
At unit 206, they made a stand. They chain-
sawed a four- to six-foot-wide break across the
width of unit 206 from the walkway overhang, facia,
attic and roof frame to create a fire break. They.
moved three hoses into the unit and pumped water
into the attic ahead of the break to successfully stop
the fire from proceeding further east through the
building.
The fire was contained at approximately 10:30
p.m., according to Anna Maria/Westside Fire Inspec-
tor Curt Lathrop. Crews stayed at Playa Encantada
throughout the night and Monday.
PLEASE SEE FIRE, NEXT PAGE


Island fire

loss history
The Playa Encantada blaze is dne of the
worst in Island history, rivaled only by the
1985 fire at Sandy Pointe condominiums
where a 12-unit wood structure was com-
pletely destroyed. Playa's loss may exceed the
dollar loss at Sandy Pointe, according to Fire
Chief Andy Price, due to the increase in prop-
erty values and beachfront units.
In June 1987, Trader Jacks restaurant
burned to the ground, closed since a foreclosure
sale the prior year to the State of Vermont for
$850,000. The Oar House, a bar in Bradenton
Beach in what remained of the 1906 landmark
Gulf Park Hotel, burned to the ground in 1979.


Flames and smokefrom the Playa Encantada fire were visible from the Skyway Bridge to the north, east to
75th Street in Bradenton and all along Anna Maria Island to the south. Islander Photos: Bonner Presswood


Fire Chief Andy Price prods the ceiling in the unit Price looks over the area where the walkway overhang
where firefighters created a break in the roof and collapsed on firefighters, forcing them to abandon
pumped water to the attic to contain the fire. hoses and equipment and fall back to attack the fire.


Electricity was turned off almost immediately at Playa Encantada and residents were evacuated from the
entire complex as well as from the resort to the north, Blue Water Beach Club, resulting in a large crowd on
the beach from the onset of the fire. As smoke filled the sky and word spread, the crowd at the scene was
estimated to be more 1,000.


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FIRE, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 14
The building was back in the hands of the owners
on Tuesday, Lathrop said, and electricity has been par-
tially restored.
Playa Encantada was constructed in 1978-80 -
pre-dating an ordinance "adopted pretty much


"Every department in
Manatee County sent a unit.
Sarasota sent a unit. There
were a total of 85
firefighters and 22 fire
apparatus at the scene."
Price


countywide in
1986-87 with
more stringent
requirements
on alarms,
sprinklers and
standpipes,
pre piping
with fire de-
partment con-


nectors which allows us to put water on a fire within a
minute or so with 100 feet of hose versus 1,000," Price
said.
There were no fire walls present at Playa
Encantada, but Price said fire walls are a product of the
building code and are not regulated by the fire district.
Fire walls are required now, but building officials in
Holmes Beach did not know when fire walls were
adopted into the city code.
Price said the fire department's been successful -
approximately 99 percent in getting sprinklers in
garages at condominiums built pre-1986, but not the
units. Playa's alarm system is not tied to the fire depart-
ment or an alarm monitoring agency.
Price said that when he was first hired at the Anna
Maria Fire District in 1987, he did the final inspection
at Playa for the fire alarm installation. "It's a local
alarm with manual pull stations which activate an
alarm and horn. In the recreation room and the electri-
cal room, there are auto-detect units. Playa does not
have automatic.detection devices in units.
"We've had quite a few fires, a dozen or so, where
we had early notification because of a smoke detector
and residents and neighbors calling or automatic moni-
tored detectors. In those instances, damage was almost
always confined to one room."


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Firefighter
Bruce
McKenzie is
assisted by
volunteer
cadet Chad
Stephens, 18,
and Mary
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Anna Maria City
March 6, DUI, 400 block of North Shore Drive.
The deputy received a call from Holmes Beach police
dispatch about a citizen following a possible drunk
driver on Marina Drive. The deputy located and fol-
lowed the vehicle driven by Garth C. Peterson, 31, of
Anna Maria.
The deputy reported Peterson was weaving across the
center line'and made a wide turn on Pine Avenue and went
into the opposing lane. The deputy stopped Peterson, ad-
ministered field sobriety tests and placed him in custody.
March 7, theft, 100 block of South Bay Boule-
vard. The victim reported an unknown person removed
her purse from the rocks on the beach. The purse was
later turned in to the sheriff's substation with all con-
tents intact.
March 7, DUI, possession of marijuana of less
than 20 grams, 100-North Bay Blvd., Anna Maria City
Pier parking lot. The deputy observed Shae Corrigan,
26, of Anna Maria, spinning his tires while backing out
of a parking space. The deputy said Corrigan started
forward, spun his tires again and stopped in front of the
deputy's patrol car.
The deputy said Corrigan was swaying and admit-
ted to drinking "a couple" of beers. The deputy admin-
istered field performance tests and placed Corrigan in
custody. During a search the deputy said he found a bag
of marijuana in Corrigan's possession.
March 9, possession of marijuana with intent to
deliver or sell, possession of paraphernalia, 204 Pine
Ave., Bistro at Island's End. The deputy observed Fred
J. Moccio, 46, of Anna Maria, duck behind the restau-
rant and attempt to hide something down his pants. The
deputy said he ordered Moccio to remove all items
from his pants and Moccio pulled out four bags of
marijuana and two packs of rolling papers. Moccio was
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According to Lt. Dale Stephenson, the victim
reported a person or persons had charged $556
worth of CDs to his account over the Internet.
The victim said he learned the CDs were being
shipped to a Holmes Beach address but said the
company would not give him the address. The
victim closed the account.


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ning detector sensors valued at $7,900 from the life-
guard stand.
March 4. harassing phone calls, 1501 Gulf Drive
N., Smuggler's Cove. The victim reported receiving
anonymous harassing phone calls and said guests re-
ported they were also getting calls. The victim con-
tacted GTE security to investigate.
March 4, threatening phone call, 100 block of
Seventh Street North. The victim reported she received
an anonymous phone call from a person threatening her
life. The case is under investigation.
March 5, dog bite, 2200 block of Avenue B. The
victim reported three dogs ran out of a yard and two of
the dogs bit her on her legs. EMS responded to treat the
victim and an animal control officer responded to in-
vestigate.
March 5, burglary to an automobile, 2600 block
of Gulf Drive. The victim reported a person unknown
broke the front passenger window and removed a por-
table television valued at $250 and a radar detector
valued at $260. Damages were $275.
March 5, burglary to an automobile, 2700 block
of Gulf Drive. The victim reported a person unknown
broke the front passenger window and removed a ra-


Stephenson called the credit card company and
asked for the account history and then contacted the
CD company. A company representative told
Stephenson that two accounts had been opened with
the credit card and CDs had been shipped to juve-
niles at two addresses in Holmes Beach.
The victim then reported he found $245.06 in
additional charges were made on the closed account
plus orders made to two other companies.
Stephenson interviewed the two juveniles and
placed them in custody.


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March 7, assault, 400 block of Gulf Drive North.
The victim and witness reported they were speaking to
the suspect about past due rent and the suspect became
angry and threatened the victim. The officer said the
suspect admitted to having the conversation but denied
making any threats. The officer sent a report to the state
attorney's office for possible charges.
March 8, code violation, 2200 block of Avenue
B. The complainant reported the subject's dogs run
loose, chase people and have bitten people in the past.
The officer observed the dogs loose and wearing no
collars and said they barked and growled at him. He
said they ran into the subject's residence and he secured
the door with a panel of plywood. He issued a citation
to the subject.
March 8, theft of a bicycle valued at $225, 300
block of Highland.
March 9, recovered stolen vehicle, 800 block
of Gulf Drive South. The officer on patrol observed
a suspicious vehicle at Cortez Beach and observed
a traffic ticket on the window that was issued 24
hours prior. He conducted a check and found the
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vehicle was reported stolen. The owner was con-
tacted to recover the vehicle and reported a stereo,
amplifier and speakers were missing.
March 9, domestic disturbance, 100 Gulf Drive
North, Circle K parking lot. The officer on patrol ob-
served two subjects in a verbal disturbance, sepa-
rated them and advised them to go their separate
ways.
March 9, theft, 100 block of Eighth Street
South. The victim reported an outdoor umbrella val-
ued at $1,200, a diamond tie tack valued at $1,000
and a pair of gold cuff links valued at $1,000 were
missing after a moving company moved him to a
new address.
March 11, lost property a money clip contain-
ing $300 in cash and 200 sterling (United Kingdom)
traveler's checks.

Holmes Beach
March 5, theft, 3900 block of East Bay Drive. The
victim reported a person unknown removed a cellular
phone valued at $100.
March 5, assist Bradenton Police Department,
Palma Sola Causeway. The officer encountered an ac-
cident on the causeway, checked victims until EMS
arrived and directed traffic.
March 5, burglary to a vehicle, 4000 Gulf Drive,
Manatee County Public Beach. The victim reported he
returned to his vehicle and found an unknown person
pulled out the window and removed a camera, a pair of
shorts, a wedding band, a gold watch and a wallet con-
taining $300 in cash, credit cards, a driver's license and
miscellaneous identification.
March 5, theft, 248 S. Harbor Drive, St. Bernard
Church. The complainant reported she was helping
with a benefit for a cancer victim at the church and a
bag containing approximately $500 was missing.
March 6, traffic, 3800 block of Gulf Drive. A


witness reported four subjects were looking into
parked vehicles. The officer stopped the subjects'
vehicle as they left the beach and a check revealed
the tag was for another vehicle and the driver had no
driver's license.
The driver said he bought the vehicle and a
friend gave him the tag to use and he had no insur-
.ance, according to the report. The officer advised
him he must have a driver's license and insurance
and transfer the title in order to operate the vehicle.
The vehicle was towed to Palmetto and the subject
was issued two citations.
March 6, traffic, 5200 block of Gulf Drive. The
officer observed the subject driving at an excessive
rate of speed and stopped him. The officer said he
detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage on the
subject but had not observed behavior to indicate the
subject was impaired.
The officer issued a citation, secured the
subject's vehicle, transported the subject to the pub-
lic beach and advised him to wait there until he
could drive sensibly. The subject agreed. The officer
gave the subject's keys to the next shift officer so he
could check on the subject.
March 7, vandalism, 3801 East Bay Drive. Sun-
bow Bay. The victim reported he heard a loud crash
coming from the parking area and found all the win-
dows on his vehicle were smashed.
March 7, noise, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn.
The officer investigating a loud noise complaint ad-
vised the subject to turn down the jukebox.
March 7, suspicious, 238 S. Harbor Drive, St.
Bernard Church. The complainant reported juveniles
riding motorized skateboards in the parking lot. The
officer advised them that the church doesn't want them
on the property.
March 7, suspicious, 200 block of 30th Street.
The complainant reported an unknown person drove
over a metal post valued at $10.
March 8, burglary, 100 block of 49th Street. The


victim reported an unknown person removed a televi-
sion valued at $50 and a microwave oven valued at $50
from a house under construction.
March 8, found property a cellular phone,
3200 block of East Bay Drive.
March 8, burglary of a bicycle valued at $20,
4500 block of Gulf Drive.
March 8, suspicious, 5600 block of Guava. The
complainant reported the subject knocked down the
mailbox post with a vehicle. The officer said he would
contact the subject about paying for the post.
March 8, disturbance, 5404 Marina Drive, D.Coy
Ducks. The complainant reported two intoxicated sub-
jects would not leave when requested to do so. The
officer escorted the subjects outside. The complainant
issued a trespass warning to one subject.
March 9, disturbance, 200 block of South Harbor
Drive. The victim reported he was arguing with the
subject and the subject attempted to break the window
of his vehicle with a toaster, then left the residence. The
subject returned and said she wanted the victim to
move from the residence. The officer said she could not
order the victim out because both names were on the
lease. The subject left for the night.
March 10, burglary, 5620 Gulf Drive, Harrington
House. The victim reported an unknown person entered
the unit and removed a bag of jewelry valued at $2,000.
March 11, noise, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn.
The complainant reported excessive noise and the of-
ficer advised the subject to close the window.
March 11, warrant, Manatee and Sixth Avenue.
The officer responded to a report of a suspicious per-
son and found the subject sitting on a bus stop bench
with a 12-pack of beer. A check showed the subject had
two outstanding warrants for violation of parole and
failure to appear from Manatee County. The subject
was placed in custody.
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Players were hugging each other and giving out
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March 17 Quality Builders vs. Air & Energy at 5 p.m.
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March 22 Quality Builders vs. Wagner Realty at 5 p.m.
March 24 Air & Energy vs. C&M Construction at 5 p.m.

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March 19 Island Real Estate vs. The Bistros at 5 p.m.
March 20 Betsy Hills Real Estate vs. Bridge St. Pier & Cafe at 10 a.m.
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fielded a very young team last year and did not expect
to challenge for the major league title, but they also did
not plan on going winless. With almost every player
back from last year's team a year older and wiser, no
one expected them to go winless again. So, you have
to understand their excitement.
Congratulations WMFD.
WMFD took control of the game in the first inning,
jumping out to an 11-0 lead by capitalizing on eight
walks and timely hitting by Anthony Rosas and Chase
Parker. Rosas came up twice in the inning and re-
sponded with a pair of two-run singles while Parker
had one RBI
Kiwanis fought back in the bottom of the inning to
score one run. Evan Wolfe got things going by reach-
ing first on a fielder's choice before moving to second
on Ryan Keller's walk. Matt McDonough came up and
hit a ground ball to the second baseman who tried to
nail Wolfe at third. Wolfe beat the throw but to
everyone's surprise, Wolfe kept running when he no-
ticed the catcher not paying attention. He scored, mak-
ing it 11-1 after only one inning.
WMFD extended its lead to 16-1 in the top of the
second inning as Brad Milks reached on an infield
single before advancing to third on consecutive passed
balls with Michael Cramer at bat. Cramer eventually
walked, bringing Michael Spicer to the plate, who re-
sponded with an RBI single to plate Brad Milks.
A walk to Greg Lowman set the stage for Parker,
who hit a hard grounder that got.past the third baseman
to score Cramer and Spicer, making the score 14-1. A
passed ball with Rosas up allowed Lowman to alertly
dash home, extending the WMFD lead to 15-1.
The final run of the inning came when Jan
Fredrickson hit a pop-up between short and second that
dropped in to score Parker and effectively end the game
with the score now 16-1.
The rest of the game was all Rosas on the mound
for WMFD, as he blanked Kiwanis for three innings,
allowing no hits, walking two and striking out five
batters to get the win. Rookie Greg Lowman pitched
the last inning, allowing singles to Will Langston, Max
Gazzo and Zach Schields before settling down to in-
duce Matt Tornai to ground out and end the game.
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Kiwanis was led by Gazzo, Langston and Schields
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What once was old is new, or news, again


A buddy and I seem to have begun a friendly contest
to see who can top whom on something I guess you could
call "ancient current events," if that isn't a contradiction.
Basically, he keeps bringing up old stories he thinks I
haven't heard.
You know, stuff like when the shrimp boat
"Gunsmoke" sank offshore with a full cargo of marijuana
on board. Or the strange case of Dr. Carl Coppolino, the
Longboat Key anesthesiologist who was convicted of kill-
ing his wife with what was called at the time an undetect-
able poison. The murder trial here made headlines around
the world.
It's fun to reminisce about the "good old days" of
years past. If you like that type of thing, the Anna Maria.
Island Historical Society has something that may interest
you bound copies of "The Islander" newspaper dated
from 1952 through 1965. You've got to look at them at the
museum, 402 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, and it's worth an
hour or so to pore through the days when Harry Varley
was publishing the paper to see how weird things were
back then.
I went through a copy of the first edition of Varley's
paper, dated 1951. The Island was a much smaller place
back then, both in population and attitude. For example,
the fishing report yes, there was a fishing report in that
paper, too was pretty much a list of the people who
went angling off the Anna Maria City Pier for the week.
If we tried to do that today, it would probably take up most
of the 36 pages of this week's Islander Bystander.
Residents in the southern part of the Island had de-
cided to hold an election to see if they wanted to incorpo-
rate as the city of Bradenton Beach.
There was even a brief notice about my grandparents'
fatal car crash in Michigan as they were coming down to
winter on the Island.
The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. Take a trip back in
time, Island-style.

In case you weren't
feeling old today...
Here's something else that will take you back in time.


SPORTS, FROM PAGE 21
hoped to improve in cup play.
Despite not having played a game in three weeks,
the locals did not disappoint in dropping a close 2-1
decision in a game played in a torrential downpour with
gusting winds.
The Islanders had chances but were a bit unlucky
as they misfired on several good scoring opportunities.
They just missed scoring on a Raul Gomez free kick
from 35 yards and Matt Bowers hit a shot from 50
yards that almost bounced past the goalie on the wet
field, but the Lions' goalie recovered to tip the ball
harmlessly over the goal.
The best scoring chance had to be when, after a string
of passes through the midfield, Augusto Solano and Kevin
Cassidy worked a give-and-go with Solano taking the re-
ceiving pass, beating the defender and dribbling along the
end line before chipping the ball across the goal mouth.
Solano's cross went to Jeff Nelson, but Nelson's hard
header went wide of the goal.


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Each year the staff at Beloit College in Wisconsin puts
together a list to try to give the faculty a sense of the mind-
set of the year's incoming students. Here is part of the
current list:
1. The people who started college last fall were born
in 1980.
2. They have no meaningful recollection of the
Reagan Era and did not know he had ever been shot.
3. They were prepubescent when the Persian Gulf
War was waged.
4. Black Monday 1987 is as significant to them as the
Great Depression.
5. There has been only one Pope. They can only re-
ally remember one president.
6. They were 11 when the Soviet Union broke apart
and do not remember the Cold War.
7. They have never feared a nuclear war. "The Day
After" is a pill to them, not a movie.
8. They are too young to remember the space shuttle
blowing up, and Tiananmen Square means nothing to
them.
9. Their lifetime has always included AIDS.
10. They never had a polio shot, and likely do not
know what it is.
11. Bottle caps have not only always been screw off,
but have always been plastic. They have no idea what a
pull-top can looks like.
12. Atari pre-dates them, as do vinyl albums.
13. The expression "you sound like a broken record"
means nothing to them.
14. They have never owned a record player.
15. They have likely never played Pac Man and have


The second half started out well for the Islanders
as they worked the ball effectively on the ground into
the stiff wind, but then bad luck struck again and Lake-
land got on the scoreboard.
A Lakeland player got through the IFC midfield
and dribbled into the penalty area. IFC sweeper Spen-
cer Taylor bumped the Lakeland striker as he chal-
lenged for the ball. The Lakeland striker dove to the
ground and the referee awarded him a penalty kick,
which he converted for a 1-0 lead.
Immediately following the Lion goal, the sky
opened up and really let loose with rain, wind and light-
ning and the referee stopped play for 15 minutes to see
if the storm would blow through.
When play resumed, the Islanders quickly seized the
opportunity as they tied the score on a nice goal by Bill
Romberger. Unfortunately for the Islanders, Lakeland
came right back to retake the lead when two IFC defend-
ers collided as they converged on a Lakeland striker, leav-
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never heard of Pong.
16. The movie "Star Wars" looks very fake to them,
and the special effects are pathetic.
17. There have always been red M&Ms, and blue
ones are not new. What do you mean there used to be
beige ones?
18. They may have heard of an 8-track, but chances
are they probably never have actually seen or heard one.
19. The compact disc was introduced when they were
1 year old.
20. As far as they know, stamps have always cost
about 32 cents.
21. They have always had an answering machine.
22. Most have never seen a TV set with only 13 chan-
nels, nor have they seen a black-and-white TV.
23. They have always had cable.
24. There have always been VCRs, but they have no
idea what BETA is.
25. They cannot fathom not having a remote control.
26. They were born the year that the Walkman was
introduced by Sony.
27. Roller-skating has always meant inline for them.
28. The Tonight Show has always been with Jay
Leno.
29. They have no idea when or why Jordache jeans
were cool.
30. Popcorn has always been cooked in a microwave.
31. They have never seen Larry Bird play, and
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is a football player.
32. They never took a swim and thought about
"Jaws."
33. The Vietnam War is as ancient history to them as
World War I, World War II, or even the Civil War.
34. They have no idea that Americans were ever held
hostage in Iran.
35. They can't imagine what hard contact lenses are.
36. They don't know who Mork was or where he was
from.
37. They never heard the terms: "Where's the beef?,"
"I'd walk a mile for a Camel," or "de plane, de plane!"
38. They do not care who shot J.R. and have no idea
who J.R. is.
39. "The Titanic was found? I thought we always
knew where it was."
-40. Michael Jackson has always been white.
41. Kansas, Chicago, Boston, America, and Alabama
are places, not music groups.
42. McDonald's never came in Styrofoam containers.
43. There has always been MTV.
Yikes!

Sandscript factoid
This is a story told by J.W. Walden regarding fishing
in Sarasota Bay:
"In 1895 I went to Bradenton in Capt. Frank
Blackburn's Sea Turtle. As we approached Sarasota Pass
[Big Pass], we met, with the incoming tide, a school of
mullet. The fish darted to and fro in the sea green water.
They bumped against the boat. They leaped over the rud-
der. I captured two six-pounders with my dip net while
they were leaping through the air. The school literally
filled the pass it was more than a mile long. If there was
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Winds quash offshore action, sheepies rule bays


By Capt. Mike Heistand
It was a windy week for fishing, especially during the
weekend, but as the hoped-for last front of the season
passes through, water temperatures should start to rise and
fishing should start to get even better. White bait, a har-
binger of snook fishing, are starting to show up, and

Horseshoe winners
Winners in the March 10 horseshoe games
were Tom Markley of Holmes Beach and Adin
Shank of Anna Maria. Runners-up were Dick
Gilmore and Bill Starrett, both of Anna Maria.
Winners in the March 13 games were Roger
Kipp of Bradenton and Starrett, who scored a record
seven ringers in a row duringthe game. Runners-up
were John Crawford of Bradenton and Spencer.
The weekly contests get underway every
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-SPORTS, FROM PAGE 22
ing him alone six yards in front of the goal. The Lakeland
striker finished, giving the Lions the win and ending the
Islander Bystander/O'Hara's season.
Despite the loss, IFC teammates Rich Bell, Lance
Bieker, Ken and Matt Bowers, Kevin Cassidy, Raul
Gomez, Scott Lindsey, Jeff Nelson, Bill Romberger,
Andy Smith, Augusto Solano and Spencer Taylor -
the players who made the long trip to Lakeland -
shared man-of-the-match honors.
Although the Islanders could have done better in
the cup season, it was a good season overall, finishing
in second place in their division with a 9-5-2 record.
The team looks forward to playing in the Manasota
Soccer League's summer season.
For now, it's time for a little break from soccer. Do
I hear the Woltze Sunday Golf Invitational beckoning?
That's it for this week.
Happy St. Patrick's Day. If you have sports news
to report or need information, please call 749-6113 and
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linesider action is finally starting to pick up. In the back-
water, sheepshead still are thick, fat and hungry. Offshore,
snapper and grouper action continues to be excellent.
Fishers at the Rod and Reel Pier report catches
of mackerel, pompano, redfish, snook and lots of
sheepshead.
Anglers at the Anna Maria City Pier are reeling
in a lot of sheepshead, some mackerel and an occa-
sional redfish.
Annie's Bait & Tackle said that Capt. Zack on the
Dee Jay II said he's putting charters onto reds, snook,
trout, sheepshead, and big pompano. White bait is start-
ing to show up, and Capt. Zack had one concise com-
ment about his week's fishing: "I hate the wind."
Capt. Sam Kimball on the Legend said grouper have
been biting in about 70 feet of water, with gag and reds at
up to 12 pounds. He's getting nice mangrove and yellow-
tail snapper in about 80 feet of water, and sheepies are
coming onto the hook around most of the artificial reefs.
He also got a nice 12-pound bonita last week.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair said he's
getting a few redfish and lots of small snook and trout
on the seagrass flats in deeper water.
Capt. Rick Gross said he's got several snook in
the 30-inch-long range, plus lots of sheepshead.
On my boat Magic we're still getting lots of
sheepshead up to 22 inches long and limit catches of
27-inch redfish.
Capt. Tom Chaya said his best bets were pom-
pano, bluefish, trout and keeper redfish.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said white bait is
starting to show up, which is good news for snook fish-
ers. The linesider action is still a little slow, though, but
is starting to show signs of picking up. There are still
lots of sheepshead around the docks, pier, pilings and
bridges of the Island.
Dave Johnson at the Snead Island Crab House
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futons (sofa by day bed at night) frame and mat $199;
daybed (white with brass finials) including 2 mattresses
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PECAN SALE MAMMOTH HALVES, $4.00 lb. to
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Always sale racks. 513 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria.
LORD'S WAREHOUSE THRIFT Shop. Open Mon-
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BIG MOVING SALE Thursday through Sunday,
March 18 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tools, miscella-
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HUGE SALE Friday and Saturday, March 19 and 20, 8
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20, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Women's clothing, jewelry, mis-
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pool. Dick Maher/Dave Jones 778-4800.
$199,500. MLS 36159.


ELEVATED HOLMES BEACH HOME
Reasonably priced 2BR/2BA large covered
deck, nicely landscaped, private fenced
backyard, large garage and additional bo-
nus family area. $159,000. Elizabeth
Andricks 778-4800. MLS 32383


(941) 778-4800 Toll Free 800-237-2252 5201 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217
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INCOME PROPERTY Beautifully refurbished six-unit
complex with pool. Located in prime Holmes Beach
area, short walk to beach or shopping. $559,000.
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VIEW THE SKYWAY from this bayfront restau-
rant. Turnkey operation includes real estate.
$395,000.
8-UNIT MOTEL steps to pristine Bean Point Beach,
in area of million dollar homes. There won't be any
more like this! Heated pool/Jacuzzi and 2BR owner's
home. $920,000.
DESIRABLE 2BR/2.5BA, large 1,500 sq. ft. model,
wrap-around deck and paver drive.
AFFORDABLE CANALFRONT with fantastic view
down canal. 3BR/2BA in choice Anna Maria neighbor-
hood. $217,000.
LIKE NEW CANALFRONT Custom built 3BR/2BA,
ten ft. ceilings throughout, Italian tile/Berber car-
pet, skylights. $285,000.
ANNA MARIA canalfront lot. Just reduced to
$105,000. Dock in place.


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REAL ESTATE, INC.


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 VILLa---
3BR/2.5BA ated
pool nt .oItractppi ie ~ os to
shop _aci 177,000. c
PALMA SOLA PARK
3BR/2BA home in prime West Bradenton area.
In-ground caged pool, fruit trees, screened porch and large
lot. Short drive to beach. $129,900.
BAY HOLLOW CONDO
2BR/2BA Condo with boat dock. Quiet residential
location. Pool, fireplace, split-plan, beautiful landscap-
ing, carport, den-office. $126,900.
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.
PERICO PATIO-POOL HOME
2BR/2BA Perico Island patio home with in-ground
pool and waterfall. All ceramic tile, upgraded kitchen
appliances, den, 2-car garage. $165,000.
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.


Julie Gilstrap
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SUNCOAST RENTALS
ANNUALS
3012 Gulf"- I BR/I BA duplex $500
Perico Bay Club 2BI/2BA condo $8.00
308 63rd 2BR/2BA Iduplex $80()
727 Jacaranda 311R Ihou .i 1,600
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WATERFRONT
HOMES:
60 North Shore Dr. $749,900
520 58th Street..... $649,500
104 Pine Ave.......$565,000
8023 Marina Isle.... $549,900
520 Bayview P1 .....$549,000
407 20th Place...... $529,000
306 Tarpon Street .....$387,000
104 Pelican............. $299,000
.304 Pine Ave.......... $224,000
226 South Harbor .....$189,000

KEY ROYALE:
631 Foxworth La.....$795,000
726 Key Royale Dr .... $695,000
613 Ivanhoe La .....$675,000
657 Key Royale Dr. $550,000
624 Foxworth Lane ... $339,000
620 Hampshire .........$299,000

WATERFRONT
CONDOS:
6700 Gulf Dr ............... $339,000
Mariners Cove .... $229,900-$297,500
Smugglers Landing ....... $239,900

ISLAND HOMES:
208 75th St .................. $319,000
116 Maple .................. $279,000
502 Magnolia .............. $249,000
S114 Park .................... $249,000
203 76th St ................ $219,900
2408 Avenue A............ $214,900
6805 Holmes Blvd......... $199,900
8314 Marina Dr ............ $185,000

MULTI FAMILY
PROPERTIES:
202 35th St .................. $729,000
112 52nd St ............... $659,000
5354 Gulf Dr ................ $659,000
201 35th St ................ $640,000
2302 Gulf Dr .............. $569,000
101 25th St ................ $549,000
2219 Gulf Dr .............. $375,000
310 Pine Ave................ $299,900
203 76th St ................ $219,900
312 64th St .................. $219,000
5806 Holmes Blvd......... $199,900


PERICO BAY CLUB
Sf & PERICO ISLAND:


1322 Perico Point ........ $199,900
1010 Pelican Court ....... $199,900
1016 Ibis Court............. $154,000
504 Woodstork Circle .... $133,500
706 Estuary Dr.............. $118,000
952 Sandpiper Circle....... $98,000

MAINLAND:
419 51st St NW ............ $269,900
4314 Hebridges Ct W .... $179,900
6937 42nd Ct E............ $105,000

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TRANSPORTATIN* EL ANTDCniud OEHALT ARE


1994 ISUZU RODEO, V6, auto, all power, cold air,
many extras, runs great. $9,800 or best offer, 778-2581.


1997 EVINRUDE 175 hp. Ocean pro, 25-inch shaft.
$3,500. Call 795-8299.
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 Av-
enue, Anna Maria. 778-1260.

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

OFFSHORE CHARTER FISHING with Captain
Glenn Corder aboard Deep South. Half and full day.
For information call 778-1203 or mobile 713-5900.
INFLATABLE BOAT 9FT., hard floor transom, old
3hp Johnson outboard included. $750. 778-6530.
WANT TO BUY USED Kayak Necky Dolphin or Spike
or Ocean Kayak Classic or Scupper Pro. 778-6138.


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.


ALL POSITIONS, servers, line cooks, bussers, dish-
washer, part-time, full-time. Buccaneer Inn. 383-5565.
HELP WANTED HOUSEKEEPING. Various duties.
Part time, own transportation, non-smoking. Beach
Inn. 778-9597.
HELP WANTED WAITRESS part-time, three to four
days per week. Must work weekends. Also, dish-
washer needed part-time, four to five days per week.
$6.50 per hour to start. Good working conditions.
Apply at Brian's Sunnyside Up Cafe, 5360 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach.
ATTENTION REAL ESTATE professionals: Bark &
Company Realty is looking for a few good associates.
Generous commission splits. Call Steve Bark to ar-
range confidential meeting. 383-1717.
AFTERNOON STAFF for recreation/education after-
school program grades K-12, weekdays 2 p.m. to 6
p.m. plus occasional evenings, Saturday. Depend-
able, flexible team player with recreation, education
or artistic skills, compassionate attitude for children
and families. $7.50 to $9.00 hour. Drug free Work-
place. Anna Maria Island Community Center, 778-
1908, fax 778-9511.
EVENING/SATURDAY recreation/office/light custodial
assistant at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
Must enjoy working with children, teens, parents. De-
pendable, responsible. $7.50 to $9.00 hour. Drug free
Workplace. Call Diana, 778-1908, fax 778-9511.
SPECIAL EVENT SERVER. Parties, holiday events.
Also, other part time server hours available. Bucca-
neer Inn, 383-5565.
ANNA MARIA RESORT seeks conscientious, dili-
gent, dedicated, hard-working, part-time house-
keeper. Flexible hours, pleasant working conditions,
generous amenities. 778-4784.
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.


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


OPEN HOUSES
Sunday, March 21 2 4 pm
216 A 81st St. W., Holmes Beach .......... $162,500
3BR/2BA villa on quiet street and short walk to
beach. Call Carol Williams 744-0700 eves.
207 84th St., Holmes Beach ............. $178,900
3BR/2BA home on oversize lot with split floor
plan, two-car garage and deeded boat slip with
bay access. Call Bill Donnelly 778-6392 eves.
403 74th St., Holmes Beach .............. $195,000
3BR/2.5BA villa with two floors of living levels
over two-car garage. Call Christine Eagleberger
779-1285 eves.
501 Key Royale Dr., Holmes Beach....... $245,000
3BR/2BA elevated Key West style home on deep-
water canal. Call Wolfgang Dudda 761-3031 eves.
7701 15th Ave. NW, Bradenton ......... $234,900
5BR/3BA home with Mexican tile, fireplace, free-
form pool and heated waterfall spa. Call Zee
Catanese 794-8991 eves.
7800 Seville Circle, Bradenton .............. $239,900
4BR/2.5BA home on corner lot. Open pool with sepa-
rate pool house. Call Judy Duncan 788-1589 eves.
3011 Ave. F, Holmes Beach ............. $370,000
Island duplex with 2BR/1BA first floor, 1BR/1BA
second floor. Call Susan Hatch 778-7616 eves.
827 Waterside Lane, Bradenton ....... $124,900
2BR/2BA Bayberry model villa in Perico Bay Club,
overlooking wildlife sanctuary. Call Lana Craig
778-4693 eves.
206 Coconut, Anna Maria .................. $335,000
3-5BR/3.5BA home less than 60 yards to beach
access. Call Michel Cerene 792-6546 eves.


REALTORS


5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
Nous parlons francais
Mit uns koennen Sie deutsch reden
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK MLS E 1ft


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.


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.

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,
hardware, software, network, commercial, private.
Call 778-8473.


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.


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


. 4







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.










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


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


GORGEOUS GULF VIEWS from second floor unit in
recently renovated duplex. Features two turnkey
units each 2BR/2BA in choice Anna Maria residen-
tial area. Great rental property or potential to con-
vert to single-family. $419,500.

OTHER NEAR GULF AND GULFFRONT
PROPERTIES AVAILABLE. CALL FOR INFO!

CANAL HOME offers 2BR/2BA plus den and Florida
room. Spacious living room and nice kitchen with
built-iris opens onto Florida rooms enjoying full ca-
nal view. NEW TRANE CENTRAL UNIT June, 1998 and
NEW SEAWALL AND DOCK, 1997. Nicely main-
tained and few cosmetics needed. PRICED TO
SETTLE ESTATE, $215,000. DEEP WATER AND CHOICE
HOLMES BEACH LOCATION.



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9805 Gull Drivo PO Dox 835 Anna Mnnai, Florldn a 3421
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250


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

TIDY HOME residential cleaning. Reliable, efficient,
reasonable. 778-0150.

SILCOX CERAMIC TILE and Carpet sales and ser-
vice. Have samples, will travel to you! Guaranteed.
20 years experience. Call Randy, 746-0671.

HOUSE CLEANING wife and husband team special-
izing in vacation turnarounds and residential. Area
residents since 1966. Hardworking, dependable, in-
sured. 761-1863.



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

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

GO TO SHELL, rock or mulch and let me deliver it for
you. Call David Bannigan. 794-6971.

EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN Garden Centre is
now offering full service yard maintenance. Free es-
timate. Call 778-4441.

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



PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and instal-
lation. Come in and choose from our huge selection
of plants, shrubs and trees. Everything Under the
Sun Garden Centre. 5704 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. 778-4441.,







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


LOVELY IAKE IA VITA
This darling 2BR/2BA waterfront home features
tranquil water views over natural Lake La Vista.
There is a boat dock and electric boat lift, plus
a fully fenced back yard with fruit trees and
specimen palms. Easy walk to great Gulf
beach! Don't miss this rare value, price to sell
at only $219,000!

"WIR SPECHEN DEUTSCH"

"El I" J -ff AM L .t
Associates After Hours: Barbara A, Sato...778-3509
Nancy Guilford...778-2158 Monica Reid...729-3333
Susanne Kasten ... 953-3584 Sherry Sasser... 778-1820
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http://www.manatee-online.com/hills


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


VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/
exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island refer-
ences. Dan or Bill 795-5100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. State licensed and insured. Many Island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vi-
nyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.
ALUMINUM/VINYL CONSTRUCTION, new installation/
repairs, Soffits/Fascias, screen enclosures. Insured,
references. Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. Thirty-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.

ATLANTIS TILE. Custom installed floor tile,
wallpaper, and paint. Professional decorators avail-
able. Call Greg or Terry 795-4995.

MR. BILL'S HANDYMAN Service. Thirty years expe-
rience, self-employed in the construction trades. I am
handy to have.around, 778-1110.
CARL V. JOHNSON, JR. Building Contractor. New
homes, renovations, additions. Free estimates and de-
sign service. Quality workmanship. Lic#RR0066450.
Call 795-1947.


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. Canalfront with dock and boat ramp. Close to
beach. Annual $2,300 month or lease/option, 795-7805.

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.

ANNUAL RENTALS 3012 Gulf Dr: 1 BR/1BA duplex
$500. Perico Bay Club 2BR/2BA condo $800. 308
61st. Street. 2BR/2BA duplex, all new $800.
Suncoast Real Estate 779-0202.

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.
Expansive waterview. Annual lease. $1350/month.
Call Smith, Realtors 778-0770.

CHARMING HOLMES BEACH canalfront home.
2BR/2BA, completely furnished, garage, laundry,
dock, quiet street. Monthly $1,600 to $2,220. Weekly
$550 to $700. Call 813-286-9814.

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 SEASONAL or annual 3BR/2BA,
garage, new appliances, mint condition, walk to
beach. 779-2485.


Residential Sales/Rental Division Licensed Real Estate Broker


CASTNETTER APARTMENTS across from Public Beach. Over- BEACH HOUSE on Anna Maria. Breathtaking views of
looks the Gulf of Mexico. Consists of four buildings, NW building Tampa Bay and Egmont Key, sea birds, porpoises and
offers owner's unit, rental unit, office and two-car garage. All other gorgeous sunrises. Open floor plan, 3BR/2.5B, two-car
buildings offer two units. $1,500,000. Don Lewis, 746-3200. CM31317 garage. $595,000. Don Lewis, 746-3200. R34157


ANNA MARIA ISLAND direct bayfront home with panoramic
view of Egmont Key, St. Pete and Skyway Bridge. Over 3,000
sq. ft. of living space. $485,000. Bob Burnett, 387-0018. R35659


WATERFRONT
NEARLY NEW contemporary home with
breathtaking views throughout. 4BR,
wood floors, very open design with
soaring ceilings. Fabulous kitchen. Dock.
$725,000. R36239
MANATEE RIVER FRONT RESIDENCE on
1 +/- acre. Located on natural high bluff. 3BR,
spacious eat-in kitchen. Sweeping river view
and dock. $699,900. Sandy Drapala, 794-
3354 or Kathy Marcinko, 792-9122. R36292
HANDSOME TRADITIONAL HOME
overlooking a sweeping lawn that slopes
to the bayou and dock. Exceptionally
functional floor plan suited to the active
family. $379,000. Bob and Penny Hall,
749-8220. R30194


WONDERFUL GROUND FLOOR UNIT in small complex
right on the beach. Heated pool, lighted tennis courts. Good
investment property, liberal rental policy. Rarely available.
$345,000. Traute Winsor, 504-1949. 96002


MAINLAND
TENNIS ANYONE? Exquisite beauty
and design is the hallmark of this 4,238
sq. ft., 5BR/5B residence. Completely
remodeled in 1998. Privacy and impec-
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794-3041.
EXPECT WONDERFUL BAY VIEWS
from this 1,700 +/- sq. ft. remodeled
Vista unit. Excellent community close to
golf and racquet club. $175,000. Traute
Winsor, 504-1949. 96507
COLUMN HOUSE with new rocking chair
porch overlooking Wares Creek with
water access. Zoned for professional use
such as office or business. $129,900.
Sandy Harmon, 722-1347. R36020


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Immaculate 1 and 2BR. Stones throw to beach. Also
taking reservations for 99/2000 season. 778-4368.

APRIL VACANCY. Cute 1BR with kitchen and
sleeper sofa, four houses to beach on North end.
$350 week. 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.

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 April 1
1999. $350/week or $1,000/month. After April 30,
$300/week or $800/month. (941) 794-5980.
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.
ANNA MARIA SPACIOUS, open, attractive, upper.
2BR, fourth house from Gulf. Available October
1999- April 1, 2000. $1,200 per month. 778-7933.

SEASONAL RENTAL very nice efficiency apartment
conveniently located on canal in Holmes Beach.
Available November 1999 through April 2000. $900
per month or $400 per week. May through October
2000 $750 per month/$325 per week. Call 778-6234.

ANNA MARIA 4BR/2.5BA home with elevator.
Beautiful Gulf views. Steps to beach, no pets or
smokers. Seasonal. 941-646-9233.
RIVERDALE, CANAL TO Manatee River, two miles
west of 1-75 at SR64 and 43rd. Stop in at 4116 2nd
Ave. NE. Large two-story 3BR/2.5BA, new carpet
and roof, white tile living room, 16x24 lanai, covered
10,000 lb. boat lift, 90-ft. dock. $210,000. 747-3630.
SIX-MONTH RENTAL possibly annual, very nice
1BR with deck North end, fully furnished, all utilities,
cable included. $750 month. 778-6139.
APRIL CANCELLATION very nice 1BR apartment,
four houses to beach on North Shore. $400 per
week, $1,200 per month. Call 778-6139, leave mes-
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HIDEAWAY COVE Panoramic bayview. Seasonal,
fully furnished, land 2BR, first floor, nice, quiet,
steps to beach, restaurants, etc. Available May 1
and next season. Prefer retired couple. No smokers/
pets. 778-7107.
HOLMES BEACH LARGE 1BR duplex. Redeco-
rated, unfurnished, with one-car garage, washer/
dryer. Water, cable included. Annual lease, $950
month. 778-9710.
ROOM, PRIVATE BATH, separate entrance, micro-
wave, refrigerator in room. Pool, close to beach.
778-5963.
PRIVATE DOCK, deep water. Easy Gulf access.
778-5963.
ANNUAL 1BR/1BA garage apartment, steps to
beach. Call Valerie Kruse, Wedebrock Real Estate
778-6665.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA condominium with pool, tennis,
clubhouse and boat dock. Call Valerie Kruse,
Wedebrock Real Estate 778-6665.
SUMMER RENTAL 2BR/1BA house. Screened
porch, completely furnished. Central A/C. 112 81st
Street, Holmes Beach. Three-week minimum. Avail-
able May 1. 813-689-0925.
SEASONAL FOR 1999/2000, 2BR/1BA duplex,
downstairs. Completely furnished. One house from
beach. 813-689-0925.
WE WANT A RENTAL in Anna Maria. February
through April 15. 2BR/1BA. No smoking, no pets.
Price negotiable. Ground floor. 779-2463, please
call after 5 p.m.
ROOM FOR ONE MORE share 2BR/2BA Holmes
Beach. Washer/dryer, private entrance. Bedroom
furnished, $100 per week, $50 security. 778-5080.


ISLAND ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/2BA unfurnished
condo, Perico Bay, gated community. Pool, tennis,
$900 per month plus utilities, May. 2BR/2BA, unfur-
nished condo, Whitney Beach. Pool, tennis, docks,
$1000 per month plus utilities, April. Wagner Realty
(941) 778-2246 or 800-211-2323.
THREE PLUS MONTHS available winter 2000. Reserve
now! $1350 per month. Quiet, clean, spacious, fumished
1 BR cottage. 200 feet to beach. (941) 778-8571.
INDULGE YOURSELF spend the summer in para-
dise. Gulffront beach house, newly redecorated, fur-
nished, central air, front and rear deck, 1BR sleeps
four. May through October only. Require four months
minimum, prefer six. $900 per month. 779-0095.
HOLMES BEACH TOWNHOUSE condo 2BR/2.5BA,
partial Gulfview across street to beach. Covered park-
ing, annual lease. $900 per month. Available May 1.
FURNISHED 1BR/1BA near beach. Available May 1-
Dec. 1. Seven- month lease. $700 per month. Lovely
lanai and yard. 921-0074.
BRIGHT, CLEAN, FURNISHED. 2BR/2BA close to
beach and shopping. Cable, washer/dryer. May 1
through December. $750 per month. 778-0510.
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ANNUAL RENTAL $375 month. Mobil home,
furnished, 1BR/1BA, electric, water, garbage
included. 55 and over community on Sarasota Bay.
Security Guards. 798-3673 Dick.

ANNUAL DUPLEX 3BR/2BA, washer/dryer hook-up,
central heat/air, fenced yard, front porch. Near
beach. Kids/pets. $775 per month, references, secu-
rity. 778-7431.
UNFURNISHED ANNUAL HOLMES Beach. 2BR/
2BA, screened lanai, studio, garage. Nice quiet area.
$725 monthly. 776-1789.
SEASONAL RENTAL 2BR/1BA, completely fur-
nished on the Gulf. Four months, April and summer
available. 794-6933.
ANNUAL RENTAL ELEVATED Duplexes 2BR/1BA
and 1BR/1BA. New decorations/carpets. Large en-
closed garage. Professionals no pets. $800 and
$575. Available now, Holmes Beach 778-9480.
ANNUAL 2BR/1BA apartment, North Shore Drive.
Updated interior, new kitchen, open deck. $675 per
month. No pets. Call Fran Maxon Real Estate 778-
2307 for information.
ANNUAL 3BR/2BA on Bimini Bay, screened porch,
boat dock, washer/dryer, dishwasher, two-car ga-
rage. No pets. $1,200 per month. Call Fran Maxon
Real Estate 778-2307 for information.
ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH 2BR/1.5BA, elevated
duplex, garage. No pets. $650 month. References
723-2676.
STEPS FROM THE BEACH in Holmes Beach.
Furnished 1 BR efficiency available now, Handicap ac-
cessible, seasonal or annual. Pets welcome. 778-2940.
HOLMES BEACH very large 2BR/2BA duplex. New
kitchen and appliances with dock. $825 plus utilities.
Annual includes water and trash. 795-0413.
1BR/1BA APARTMENT available annual or six
month. $650 plus electric 795-0413.
OUTSTANDING BAYFRONT VIEWS from 2BR/2BA
house for rent. Annual $1,000 plus utilities. 795-0413.
STUDIO APARTMENT Holmes Beach, furnished,
private location for next season. $1,000 per month,
Six months. Phone 778-2833.


TRIPLEX Newly renovated, excellent rentals, owner
.finance. Bradenton Beach. $225,000. Call Jack
McCormick Broker Wagner Realty 383-5577.
ANNA MARIA BY Owner 3BR/2BA with den/office,
elevated, fireplace, spa, fenced yard, alarm system.
Immaculate. Appraised at $246,000, asking
$239,500. Call 778-8424.
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.
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 778-6743,
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.
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 ap-
praisal 1997 at $525,000. owner/broker 778-6155.

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

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

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.

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
Deborah Thrasher 383-5543 or 778-3395.

FLORIDA HOME WITH charm, this 2BR/2BA home
located on canal with Florida room, fireplace, cathe-
dral ceilings is a must to see. Price $215,500. Call
Deborah Thrasher, Wedebrock Real Estate Co. 383-
5543 or 778-3395.

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. Sandpiper, 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.

TOWNHOUSE LARGE SEVEN rooms. 2.5 baths,
two-car garage, vaulted ceilings, new Berber,
tennis, sauna, exercise room, swimming pool. Too
many extras to list. $169,000. Consider annual
rental 795-1199.
TOWNHOUSE FOR SALE on Anna Maria just
over the bridge from Longboat. Watch the sun set
over the Gulf from your balconies. 2BR/2.5BA, unit
1. Corner of 703 Gulf Drive South and 8th Street.
$149,900. Open house Sat. and Sun. from 1 to 5
p.m. 351-1596.
GULFFRONT CONDOMINIUM 2BR/2BA, two
garages, fantastic view.$249,900. Call Yvonne
Higgins at Wagner Realty 761-3100.


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3BR/2BA CONDOMINIUM $64,500. Ground level
villa, nice West Bradenton location. Pool, plenty of
parking, children and small pet welcome. Call
Yvonne Higgins at Wagner Realty 761-3100.
CANAL HOME $199,900. Near perfect shape. 2BR/2BA,
den, family room, lanai, ceramic tile, fireplace, lovely decor.
Yvonne Higgins at Wagner Realty 761-3100.
ANNA MARIA direct bayfront. Spectacular bay views
from this 4BR/3BA home. $485,000. Contact Bob
Burnett, Michael Saunders and Co., 387-0048 or
748-6300. E-mail, bobburnet@aol.com.

ANNA MARIA CITY custom canalfront home. 4,200
sq. ft., 3BR/2.5BA, 2.5 -car garage, pool, raised lot,
dock, boat lift. Bright, open, great room layout. Tour
on web: www.annamaria.net/1, $549,000 (furnished
$569,000). broker participation accepted. Call 941-
778-4636 for appointment.

REDUCED REDUCED 8314 Marina Drive. 3BR im-
maculate home, boat dock included, save $5,000.
Now.$179,900. Call Marilyn Trevethan, Island Real
Estate 778-6066.
REDUCED REDUCED Now $110,000. Perico Bay
Club first floor condominium. Most spacious 2BR,
many fine upgrades. Extended living room, great
sunsets and estuary views. Call Marilyn Trevethan,
Island Real Estate 778-6066.
UNIQUE COMPLEX 60-ft. by 28-ft. greenhouse/studio/
workshop/private art gallery plus two custom-built
deeded homes each with 2BR/2BA. built in 1990 on 3/
4 acre, north Holmes Beach. Many extras. Walk to Gulf.
$425,000 below appraisal. Owners will separate prop-
erty. Fran Maxon Real Estate. Agnes Tooker 778-2307/
778-5287. Ken Jackson 778-2307/778-6986.
GULFFRONT CONDO on the beach. Spectacular view
2BR/2BA completely furnished, heated pool, tennis,
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PERICO BAY CLUB condo. 2BR/2BA upper, needs
new carpet. Come see and save. $98,000. Call
Marilyn Trevethan, Island Real Estate 778-6066.
GULFFRONT N. Shore Drive seasonal rental. This
unique home has the charm of yesteryear with
today's conveniences. 2BR/2BA available April 10 to
May 5 1999 with two-week minimum. Also available
Winter 2000 up to six months. No pets. Call Fran
Maxon Real Estate 778-2307 for more information.

NORTH BEACH VILLAGE Townhouse 3BR/2BA fur-
nished, pool, large sun-filled deck, two-car garage.
Owners here for inquiries until March 31. 6317 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach. $174,500. 778-5625.

BRADENTON BEACH 4BR/2BA home for sale by
owner. Extra large living room and kitchen, laundry
room and screened lanai on oversized landscaped lot.
Call for appointment, 778-6131 eves., 920-9631 days.

BY OWNER this charming home must be seen to
be appreciated. Short walk to b each. 2BR/1BA
complete with new roof, tile floors throughout.
Updated inside/out. 2403 Avenue B, Bradenton
Beach. $147,500. 778-7548.

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


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ISLAND STYLE CONTEMPORARY HOME 3BR'!-l2\.
dramatic vaulted ceilings, fireplace, wood floors. Great ruon
opens to screened lanai and open sun deck. The loft is a sp0i
cious main bedroom suite with a private balcony, room for pool
in side yard. Call Christine Torgeson Shaw 778-6066.


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6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 341217


ISLAND DUPLEX 2BR/2BA and 2BR/1BA. Also a
1 BR/2BA in-law suite. Close to shopping and beach.
Priced to sell $159,000, for a private showing, call
Rich Bohnenberger at Gulf-Bay Realty. 778-7244,
after hours 778-0355.
HOLMES BEACH COTTAGE 2BR/1BA, newly reno-
vated, large yard, walk to beach, immediate occu-
pancy. $115,000 or offer. Owner 761-9182.
REDUCED! SECLUDED! 3BR/2BA canal home with
mother quarters overlooking bay. Two-car garage,
docks and davits. J.W. Green, Broker 778-3763.
HOW TO ADVERTISE
DEADLINE: MONDAY NOON for Wed. publication. UP to 3
line minimum includes approximately 21 words $8.00.
Additional lines $2.50 each. Box: $2.50. Ads must be paid in
advance. Stop by or mail to 5404 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach,
FL 34217. We're located next to Chez Andre in the Island
Shopping Center. More information: 778-7978.
EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY All real estate advertis-
ing herein is subject to the Fair Housing Act, which makes it
illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation or discrimina-
tion based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial sta-
tus or national origin, or intention to make any such prefer-
ence, limitation or,discrimination." Familial status includes
children under age of 18 living with parents or legal custodi-
ans, pregnant women and people securing custody of chil-
dren under 18. This newspaper will not knowing accept any
advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our
readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in
this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis.
To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-
9777, for the hearing impaired (TDD) 1-800-543-8294.


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778-6696


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Magnificent two story
home on the Grand
Canal. Boaters' dream!
No bridges to bay and
Gulf. Owner/agent.
$449,900. MLS#36214


Call Piroska Kallay at 778-2261
After hours 77S-3778
Fax: 778-7944 (800) 422-6325
605C Manatee Ave.
RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE, INC. I lolmeI Beach. FL 34217
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BREEZY KEY WEST STYLE CANALFRONT
308 Tarpon, Anna Maria
3 bedrooms, 2 bath, more than 2,000 sq. ft. living
area with vaulted ceilings and master bedroom suite on
the third floor. Offered at $339,000.

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






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ISLAND RESORTS FOR SALE

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

Casey Key T
eleven units wr., a-. i, .
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Sales 941-383-5543
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$159,900 (from $173,600). 2BR/2BA home
one block to Gulf and beaches. Large 1,398
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. #f333567


PANORAMIC BAYFRONT with spectacular
views of bay and Intracoastal from this 3BR/
2BA home. Deep-water dock and lift. Great
central location. Reduced to $359,500. Call
Dave Moynihan 778-2246. Eves 778-7976.
#28633


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



PREMIERE ISLAND LOTS
Beautiful view of Anna Maria Sound
and Intercoastal waterway from this
vacant lot. All federal and state permits
in place. Call Harold Small 778-2246.
Eves. 792-8628. #35029. $215,000.
Terrific views ol Tampa Bay from this
large island homesite, 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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Total 2.300+ living area. 309 65th Holmes Beach. $229,500.
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Immaculate, attractive, lush landscape. $375.000.
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IN OTHER WORDS

BY MARTIN SCHNEIDER / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ


ACROSS
1 "The Cosby
Show" co-star
7 Priest's wear
10 "Chicago Hope"
actress
15 Its symbol is an
eagle: Abbr.
19 i tl ,.ilUi.'l of a
1994 film bio
20 One side of a
ship
21 Popular potato
22 Legal plea, for
short
23 Salata
25 Republication
27 Many wines
28 100 cents, in Sri
Lanka
30 Grapefruit juice
property
31 Common pasta
suffix
32 Leumi
36 Quite mad
38 Kitchen device
39 Mortgage org.
42 Goose sound
43 Nickname
45 United Nations
sight
46 Typo
48 One learning
method
51 Water-
53 Alphabet run
55 Prefix with
sphere


56 Big name in rap
57 Memory unit, for
short
59 Throng
61 Made uniform
63 Many people lie
about it
65 Gandhi, e.g.
66 Flinch, say
67 Suffix with
respond
68 Abbr. above zero
69 What that is in
Spain
70 Highlands
tourist spot
72 Bunny man
74 Counters
76 Obstacles for
marauders
78 Pressing
80 Emergency'
surgery, for
short
81 European autos
82 "Isn't bit
like you and
me''" (Beatles
lyric)
83 "Don Pasquale"
setting
84 Fullest extent
85 U.P.S.'ed
87 Bit of chill
89 Type-A
91 1997 N.L.
Rookie of the
Year Scott--
93 Clock-radio
switch
95 Mex. Mrs.
97 Bookbinder's
leather


98 Letters at sea
99 Halo
102 High places?
106 Tchu Tlih
108 Iran-contra org.
109 Stiff drinks
Ill Like some
bombs
112 See 115-Down
113 Peripatetic
leader
116 Ghiaccio
119 Props in a
Schwarzenegger
flick
120 Fuse
121 Poet Hughes
122 Reverses
123 Voice mail
prompt
124 Big section of a
dictionary
125 Abilene-to-San
Antonio dir
126 Sign in the
middle of town
DOWN
1 Get hold of
again
2 Glandular prefix
3 Kottbullar
4 Caretakers'
equipment
5 Thumbs-up
response
6 Periodontist's
deg.
7 Tempted
8 Arose quickly
9 Sprinkle
10 Vietnam War
Memorial
designer


11 12-Down is one
12 Waihua'ai
13 Stanley Falls'
river
14 First-aid item
15 Before
16 "-- goes
17 Feint
18 Royal wish
24 Some Wall St.
traders
26 "Do-- ?"
(scaredy-cat's
query)
29 Period
32 Female octopi
33 Akkulroalir
34 Pound sound
35 1,500-year-old
text
37 Covers with fine
black particles
39 Liaison
-10 These get the
biggest cheers
-11 Parched
44 Sign of conceit
47 Mother of
Poseidon
48 Seine feeder
49 Sketches
50 Parched
52 Who shot .lR.
5-1 Qoh
58 Alasern
60 Kennedy
follower
62 Preserver
64 Scott of the
P.G A.
71 "...---saw
Elba"
73 Hightail it


75 Entr'-
77 Going after
79 I.ego, literally
80 Kind of traffic
86 They may be
assaulted on the
street
88 Divvies up
accordingly
90 A-K or L-Z. e.g.


92 Org. that awards
the Spingarn
Medal
94 Year in Edward
the Confessor's
reign
96 What I love, in
song
100 Jitters
101 Typesetting units
103 Not dom.


104 Reunion
attendees
105 Clearest of
head
106 Parson's place
107 Drops
109 Stupidhead
110 Nose: Prefix
112 PerryComo's
Love You
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113 Project
114 Martinique.
par
example
115 With
112-Across.
enthusiastic
review
117 Elementary
ending
118 Santa--


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