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FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE


Island condos not safe: fire chief


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Many of the Island's condominiums do not have
adequate fire protection, Anna Maria/West Side Fire
Chief Andy Price said in the wake of a fire that de-
stroyed one wing of the Playa Encantada condo-
minium March 14.
The majority of the Island's 4,000 condominium
units were built before 1986, when the Uniform Fire
Prevention Code was adopted by all of Manatee
County's fire districts.
According to the code, a structure with 12 units or
more, or three stories tall, must have a sprinkler system



$1 million-plus


seawall fix


suggested
By Paul Roat
What could evolve into a $1 million-plus plan to re-
place seawalls in Bradenton Beach has been proposed.
If the city commission concurs and finds the
funds much of the city's bayfront property, mostly
in the southern section of the city, would receive new
seawalls to replace the 30-year-old sagging structures.
Bradenton Beach is unique among the Island cit-
ies in that it holds in public ownership vast stretches of
bayfront land. A platted, but undeveloped, road
stretches along the extension of Bay Drive South from
Bridge Street to Coquina Bayside. A seawall was in-
stalled years ago along that area; now it is.showing
signs of age ard needs repair or replacement.
Other public bayfront property is between Ninth and
12th Streets North, where the seawall is generally in good
repair, and at Herb Dolan Bayfront Park at 25th Street,
where what seawall exists is in less than good shape.
The seawall deterioration was brought to the atten-
tion of the city commission by representatives of the
Gulf to Bay Condominium Association at 12th Street
South. The seawall there has a large crack in it, and the
wall is beginning to lean into the water, according to
condo president Ray Lester.
"Most of the seawalls in the southern part of the city
do have some problems," Bradenton Beach Public Works
Director Buddy Watts said, "and most of the seawalls the
city does own, and most are in pretty bad shape."
Watts said the problem is that most of the seawalls do
not extend very far into the ground, allowing stormwater
to flow under the walls, eroding them and causing them
to lean into the bay or eventually collapse.
"It would cost a lot," Watts continued on the mat-
ter, "and if we just did one portion, we'll have every-
one else jumping up and down to get theirs done."
It is estimated that about 3,300 feet of seawall is in
need of replacement, with a cost in excess of $1 mil-
lion for the repairs.
City Attorney Alan Prather said Florida law allow-
ing a special assessment process may be used to pay for
the seawall work, with residents paying for a portion of
the tab and the city another.
A similar special assessment system is in place on
Longboat Key to pay for that island's beach
renourishment projects; beachfront property owners
pay one fee, and landbound property owners pay a
lesser fee.
Mayor Connie Drescher suggested Watts look at
all the city seawalls to determine their condition, and
asked Prather to bring back a report on the special as-
sessment process. She indicated a desire to wait on tak-
ing action until a citywide survey of public lands is
concluded to determine ownership of the seawalls.
Vice Mayor John Chappie indicated a willingness
to proceed with seawall repair at street ends first, and
solicit grant funds for a more extensive project that
could include a boardwalk and seawall repair.


on all levels, including the parking level, and have an
automatic fire alarm system that alerts a monitoring
station, which then alerts 911.
Stand pipes, pipes that supply water within the build-
ing for firefighters to hook hoses into, are required if the
building does not have a sprinkler system, Price said.
"Fire protection is as important to a structure as
electricity or water," Price stressed. "But it costs money
and that's why people don't do it. It's frustrating that
people will spend a lot of money on aesthetics but
won't spend money to make a structure safe. The far-
thest that most of the condominiums associations have
gone is to install automatic alarm systems."


The Martinique, 5200 Gulf Drive N., Holmes
Beach, was built in the early 1970s and is the Island's
tallest condominium with six stories and 110 units. It
has both stand pipes and an alarm system with smoke
and heat detectors in each unit, Price said.
The City of Holmes Beach code requires fire walls
or tenant separation, including draft stops, which ex-
tend through the attic to the roof, Building Inspector
Bill Saunders said. A fire wall is usually a wall sand-
wiched between two sheets of special drywall which
holds a fire at bay for one hour.
PLEASE SEE SAFETY, NEXT PAGE


Space stations simulate, educate
Future astronauts in the fifth grade at Anna Maria Elementary School discovered firsthand the experiences of
astronauts on a voyage in space. Classmates Anthony Rosas, Chad Ensley, Nina Brumley and Ashley LaRose, from
left, simulate weightlessness in space by attempting to screw a nut on a bolt underwater with one hand and two
minutes on the clock. For more about the camp, see inside. Islander Photo: Susan Kesselring


Lights nixed for bridge by DOT


It'll be lights out for the Anna Maria Island Bridge,
at least for the next few years.
Florida Department of Transportation representa-
tives have nixed a request by Island officials to add
lights to the bridge linking Perico Island with Holmes
Beach at Manatee Avenue. Islanders had hoped bridge
lighting, estimated to cost about $200,000, could be


... and bridges topic of
discussion this summer
A symposium to develop a standard replacement
bridge policy for Florida will be held this summer.
Statewide not-for-profit group 1000 Friends of
Florida has received $30,000 from state sources to
moderate at the forum. Details are still being worked
out regarding when and where the symposium will be
held, 1000 Friends Executive Director Charles Pattison
told The Islander Bystander, but he said it probably will
be in central Florida in June.
At issue is the process where Florida Department
of Transportation officials propose to replace the aging
bridges in the state with spans that do not meet the de-
sires of local residents. Sometimes the replacement is
a high, fixed span bridge; other times it is a drawbridge
the same scale as what previously existed: in some
cases, tunnels are built. There is little consistency
throughout the state, a matter that is expected to play
prominently in the 1000 Friends forum.


done in conjunction with the $1.2 million repair work
scheduled later this year.
"We regret that we do not have funding currently
available in the adopted five-year work program to ac-
commodate your request," said DOT.District 1 Direc-
tor of Production Gerald Carrigan in a letter to
Bradenton Beach Mayor Connie Drescher.
Carrigan said the lighting project would have to be
pursued through the normal DOT process of placement
within the five-year work plan. The earliest the lights
could be installed through that process would be in fis-
cal year 2005-06.


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THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND


MARCH 24, 1999






lE PAGE 2 M MARCH 24, 1999 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Safety concerns

voiced for Island
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
The construction of fire walls is under the jurisdic-
tion of the building department, but fire prevention
requirements come the under the jurisdiction of the fire
department, Saunders said.
"When a building is being constructed, we give the
plans to the fire department and they review them and
determine what is required," Saunders explained.
The city's building code, which is the Southern
Building Code International Congress that has been
adpoted by the city, does include detailed fire preven-
tion requirements. Price explained that this is because
not all small cities have a fire department that can re-
view construction plans.

Problems at Playa Encantada
The issue of draft stops was a crucial one in the
.Playa Encantada fire, Price said. Although each unit
was separated by a cement block wall which offered
the required one-hour separation, there were no draft
stops in the attic. The fire burned up the walls into the
attic and with nothing to contain it, it raged across the
attic from unit to unit.
"Retrofitting draft stops is cheap," Price said. "We
did it at the Trade Winds resort in Bradenton Beach
with a new method using metal clips and drywall.
There are many ways to do it."
Saunders said the lack of draft stops at Playa
Encantada could have been "a failure anywhere along
the line the city, the contractor, the architect. In the
past the codes were not that well enforced and people
weren't that knowledgeable. Today, if I don't see it
[that the code has been followed], it doesn't exist."
Price added that at the time the building was con-
structed, the fire department did not review construc-
tion plans.
Another issue in the Playa Encantada fire was the
lack of access to the building. Firefighters had access
only from Gulf Drive. Today a building must have ac-
cess on two sides, Price said.
A row of Australian pines along the north side of
the building inhibited firefighters' access there, but
Price said he has no jurisdiction to make the condo-
minium association remove the trees.
Saunders said the city has jurisdiction only if the
trees are on city right of way.
"We were extremely happy that we were able to
stop the fire where we did," Price said. "We were fight-
ing not only the fire, but elements such as the way the
building was constructed, the wind, the lack of access.
The fire was coming right at our faces and the wind was
pushing it over our heads and behind us."
Residents have asked why the fire department did
not have a four-wheel-drive vehicle that could have
gone around the building to the beach side.
"In the 20 years I've been with the fire district, this
is the only time it 'may' have helped," Price responded.
"The question is: Do you spend a lot of money on
equipment you may use once in 20 years? I'd rather
spend my money on personnel."
Another question residents asked was why
firefighters did not draft water from the Gulf to fight
the fire.
"We can draft from the Gulf or from a canal, pond
or lake and we have done it, but the conditions have to
be right," Price noted. "That night, the surf was too
rough. At Tidy Island and Mount Vernon [in
Bradenton], we have dry hydrants. These are large
PVC pipes installed in a lake or pond that we can draft
from."
The district also has a ladder truck, which is housed
at Station 4, 407 67th Street W., Bradenton. The lad-
der truck was in service at the Playa Encantada fire.
Price said since the Playa Encantada fire, several
of the Island's condominium associations have asked
the fire district to make presentations about retrofitting
and improving fire safety in their buildings.
"We preach fire safety, but until a major disaster
like this, we have to fight to get the small things like
hard-wired smoke detectors," Price noted. "Then when
there is a fire like this people say, 'I never thought it
would happen to me."'

Manning is crucial
One of the most crucial issues for the future is per-
sonnel and what the community wants from the fire


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Determined to put the past behind them after
fire and water destroyed or damaged 14 units, Playa
Encantada's board of directors voted last week to
rebuild the units.
"Our vision is forward," declared John
Heckard, president of the condominium associa-
tion. "We are not looking over our shoulder."
The fire, started by lightning and aggravated by
strong winds, burned through six of the condo's
top-floor units at 6006 Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach
the evening of March 14. Another eight units were
severely damaged by water.
The fire caused more than $3.5 million in damage,
Anna Maria/West Side Fire Chief Andy Price said.
The number could go higher once Deptuy Fire Mar-
shal Kurt Lathrop issues his final report this week. .
"We met with our insurance adjusters and
two contractors who will bid on the restoration
project," Heckard explained. "They are doing
on-site surveys and inspections and will have
bids in two or three weeks. We will select the
contractor at our April 17 board meeting."
Significant clean-up activity has already taken


place, with the 14 units cleaned out and truckloads
of debris hauled away, Heckard noted. Clearing
began on the top deck Monday and is expected to
take about a week.
"I anticipate it will be a couple of months until
the contractor is on site," Heckard said. "We antici-
pate completion in February 2000."
It is the association's responsibility to re-
place the individually owned units, but the own-
ers are responsible for furnishing and redecorat-
ing the interior, Heckard pointed out. In addition
to the 14 units that will be replaced, three other
units sustained moderate damage and the associa-
-tion will also replace whatever is damaged in
those units.
All residents of the damaged or destroyed units
have found accommodations or returned to homes
in other parts of the country.
"We really appreciate the kindness that came
from everyone after the fire," Heckard stressed. "We
had motel keepers offering rooms, restaurants offer-
ing food and churches, neighbors and individuals
offering help. Their generosity and the way they
poured out their hearts to us is a humbling experi-
ence. It gave us all a very warm feeling."


More than $3.5 million in damage was done during the March 14 fire at 6006 Gulf Drive in Holmes
Beach. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood


district, Price said.
"Most people don't realize that when a fire truck
arrives, there are only two paid firefighters on it," Price
explained. "It takes two firefighters to operate a hose
line, leaving no one to pump the truck or hook up to the
hydrant, or do any of the other things that need to be
done until volunteers or other personnel arrive."




Playa fire photo

reprints on sale
Thanks to numerous requests for reprints of The
Islander Bystander's photographs of the fire scenes
at Playa Encantada on March 14, the newspaper has
made a package of prints available for resale.
Four 8-by-10-inch color photographs, the
two cover photos and two additional photos, all
from the March 17 issue, including a picture of
the aftermath of the inferno, are packaged for
$45. A percentage of the proceeds will be donated
to the Anna Maria Fire/Rescue Cadets.
Photos are available at the newspaper office in
the Island Shopping Center, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, FL 34217, or by mail order.
Florida residents must add 7 percent sales tax
to the price of $45. The Islander Bystander ac-
cepts VISA or MasterCard, mail orders please
add $3.20 for priority mail.


The National Fire Protection Association recom-
mends five firefighters on a truck. In order to have that
level of manpower, the district would have to hire 20
firefighters to cover three shifts and vacations, Price
said. Most districts are not on that level and must de-
pend on volunteers to make up the difference.
"We have a good corps of volunteers, but they are
volunteers," Price noted. "We never know how many
we'll get on a call."
Price said the district also relies on mutual aid from
other departments, as in the Playa Encantada fire where
85 personnel from 13 agencies helped.
"Mutual aid is a safety net for us, because no de-
partment can man for the worst disaster, Price ex-
plained. "That's why we go to other places to help,
such as with the wildfires in north Florida and the tor-
nadoes in Oceola County. We have to man for the vast
majority of our calls medical situations, flooding,
storms, fires in rooms."
One solution Price offered is to cross-train medics in
the county's emergency medical service as firefighters.
When needed, they could offer extra hands.
"We have to find a happy medium that the com-
munity is happy with and that makes residents feel safe.
Residents have to tell us what they want and it has to
be funded. Even though we are a small department, we
do a lot in providing service to the community and our
firefighters have to be recognized for that.
"The last thing I'd like to say is that our residents
should be very proud of our firefighters. They did an
unbelievable job at Playa Encantada. I'm proud to be
associated with them."


Playa Encantada to rebuild


14 units destroyed in fire






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MARCH 24, 1999 0 PAGE 3 []


Commissioners
sworn in
Monday
The three newly elected
Holmes Beach commis-
sioners, Don Maloney,
Pat Geyer and Rich
Bohnenberger, were
sworn in by Supervisor
of Elections Bob Sweat
at city hall on Monday.
Following the ceremony,
the commission elected
Commissioner Roger
Lutz as chairman and
Maloney as vice chair-
man. Islander Photo:
Pat Copeland.


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More Cortez school acreage eyed


*By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
County and state will move to acquire Cortez wa-
terfront land adjacent to the old school, which a state
grant will put into public ownership.
"We would like to buy the land and will make an
offer for the submerged portion," said Charles
Hunsicker, Manatee County's ecosystems administra-
tor who also is handling the school acquisition.
The Florida Communities Trust last year approved
a $320,000 grant to buy the school. The county agreed
to provide $100,000 to bring the available funds up to
the asking price agreed upon shortly before the death
of the owner, artist Robert Sailors.
The additional land is to the east of the school prop-
erty. It is owned by the estate of Robert Shewe, extensive
Florida landowner who died a few years ago in his native
Illinois.
The total Shewe property in question is somewhere
between 60 and 90 acres, much'of it developable uplands.
Hunsicker said the only part that would fit with the school
property is the abutting mangrove wetland along the shore.


"It's not a deal breaker," he said. "We don't have
to have it to go with the school, but it would make a
wonderful package for the public.
"People should be able to reach the school by ca-
noe or skiff from Sarasota Bay, just paddle up a creek
and find the school. We would try to make an open
channel there if we acquired the Shewe property."
The state would participate in the wetlands pur-
chase as well as the school acquisition, he said.
Dr. Mary Fulford Green, who fought for years for
public ownership of the historic 1912-built school, said
her understanding is that the Shewe heirs once were
willing to sell just the wetlands, which are not commer-
cially developable, but now may be holding out for sale
of the entire parcel.
As for the school, it is still on the market but ap-
praisals are now being certified the county had two
independent appraisals made, then a third as a review
- "so we can make a valid offer," Hunsicker said.
Cortezians hope to turn the building into a museum,
historic photo gallery and public meeting place, and its 4
1/2-acre grounds into a park and nature preserve.


Election results

remain same

after recount
The final results of the recent Holmes Beach election
remained the same after a manual recount last week.
Candidates Luke Courtney and Sheila Hurst made
a formalrequest for a recount on March 11, two days
after the election. Each candidate received 471 votes,
which was 12 votes behind winning candidate Com-
missioner Don Maloney, who received 483 votes.
In the recount, four of the six candidates picked up
votes. The final tally showed Courtney and Hurst with
473 votes each; Maloney with 485 votes, up two from
his original 483 votes; and Walter Stewart with 206
votes, up one from his original 205 votes.
City Clerk Brooke Bennett said she does not know the
final cost of the recount because the city has not yet re-
ceived a bill from the Office of the Supervisor of Elec-
tions. The fee was $50 per hour for three employees.
The city's canvassing board members Mayor
Carol Whitmore, Commissioners Roger Lutz and
Sandy Haas-Martens and Bennett agreed that the
city would pay the bill.



Anna Maria City
None scheduled.
Anna Maria City Hall, 1005 Gulf Drive,
778-0781.

Bradenton Beach
4/1, 7 p.m., commission meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
3/26, 9 a.m., Code Enforcement Board
4/1, 8:30 a.m., Canal Commission -
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.


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New development in Anna Maria pier lease


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
Money and maintenance responsibilities are still
the key issues confronting Anna Maria City commis-
sioners in their effort to draw up a new lease arrange-
ment for the city pier, due to expire in September.
However, thrown into the mix is another matter
concerning a change in corporation by the leasehold-
ers, which the commission is now investigating.
Quite a few members of the community were
present at Monday's round-table discussion, but were
not invited to participate.
At the outset, Commissioner Doug Wolfe ques-
tioned whether the corporation for the pier lease was
still a valid entity. He said the name of the corporation
has changed, as well as the officers.
Wolfe said, "Is this perfectly legal or is this a
breach of contract, in that we have an agreement with
people we no longer have a lease with. It [the lease]
may have been transferred without the city
commission's approval."
Wolfe said it raises the issue of who the city is
negotiating with.
The city revised its lease with Phil and Ben Seay
in January 1993. Seay Brothers Properties was the
name of the corporation and Phil Seay was president,
Ben Seay vice president and John Horne secretary.
The Seay brothers were assigned the lease from
West Florida Seafood Inc., operating at the time as Fast
Eddie's restaurant.

Corporation changes
In September 1995, a corporation was filed with
the Florida Department of State for Anna Maria Oys-
ter Bar Inc., listing'John Home as president, Phil Seay
as vice president and Lynn Home, John's father, as sec-
retary/treasurer.
Wolfe said he recently learned a letter sent to City
Clerk Peg Nelson dated Sept. 24, 1996, states the cor-


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porate name for Anna Maria City Pier operation is
Anna Maria Oyster Bar Inc. The letter is signed by
John Home, president.
Home said he addressed the letter to Nelson and
not the mayor or commissioners because his contract
stipulates he send correspondence to the city clerk. He
said the lease is not changed by his action.
Home said he notified the city of the corporate
change for insurance purposes.
Mayor Chuck Shumard, Vice Mayor Robert
McElheny and Wolfe said they never saw the letter
until recently.
The city pier lease states, "This lease or any part
thereof cannot be assigned, and no part of said premises
can be sublet, without the prior consent and approval
of landlord."
Wolfe said that based on the those terms, the dis-
cussion should end.
Shumard said the discussion for the pier lease
should continue. Regardless of who enters into a lease


Changes
Anna Maria City coin-
missioners are in the
process of discussing the
lease on the city pier, the
popular restaurant at the
end of Pine Avenue in
SAnna Maria. Questions
-.. have arisen regarding the
corporate structure of the
franchise. Islander
Photo: Courtesy Jack
S. .... .. Elka




with the city, the city will still need to draw one up, he
said.
McElheny asked if changing the name of the cor-
poration made a difference, pointing out that Phil Seay
was still on the lease and an officer in the new corpo-
ration.
Shumard said he would not comment on the ques-
tion of whether the present corporation is a valid one
and will ask the city attorney to check out the legalities
of the change.

Negotiations
A proposal was submitted to the city this January
by Phil Seay, Ben Seay and Anna Maria Oyster Bar
Inc. It outlines their proposal for term, rent and main-
tenance responsibility for renewal of their lease.
Under their proposal, the responsibility of mainte-
nance would shift from the pier operators to the city,
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PIER, FROM PAGE 4
with the lessee responsible only for repairs to the restau-
rant and bait shop.
Znika addressed the issue of how much money the
city would need to spend on repairs to the pier before the
current lease expires.
The lease states the tenant is responsible for mainte-
nance, but the city has spent money in recent years on
repairs to the pier. In October 1998, the city. spent
$1,877.81 to remodel the men's bathroom.
McElheny said responsibilities were not always ful-
filled by the lessee in terms of maintenance, but for that
matter, the city did not hold up to its end when it discon-
tinued monthly inspections of the pier.
"Things got out of hand on both sides," he said.
In September, the city applied for a matching funds
grant of $100,000 to refurbish the pier.
If the city is given the funds, many of the maintenance
problems will be resolved, Shumard said.
McElheny said, "We need to figure out what we're
going to do with the pier first. Who is going to fix it? Are
we going to do it and who is going to pay for it?"
With respect to future maintenance of the pier,
McElheny said the city should be responsible for every-
thing from the deck down and the rest should be the ten-
ants responsibility.

Money, terms
Most commissioners agreed on a term of five years
with two options to renew at five-year intervals. They also
agreed for the most part that the rent should be a fixed
amount and not a percentage of sales.
As far as numbers go, they fluctuated between
$60,000 and $80,000 for the annual fee.
The proposal submitted by the Seays and Anna Maria
Oyster Bar was for a term of five years with three five-year
renewal options at the same terms for a fixed rate of
$48,000 per year.
Shumard proposed a base rate of $65,000 with an
increase of $1,000 per year for five years, and two five-
year renewal options, to be negotiated before each five-
year renewal.
In a letter to the city dated Jan. 15, Chairman of Plan-
ning and Zoning Board Tom Turner, said the opening
offer of the present pier lease appears to be very low.


THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N MARCH 24, 1999 E PAGE 5 1]


Corporate trail of the city pier


From Fast Eddie's place to present, the trail of cor-
porations gets a little dusty. With Phil and Ben Seay
listed as officers on some, but not all, the question' of
who is assigned the Anna Maria City Pier lease be-
comes clouded.
The pier lease, originated in October 1987 with ten-
ant West Florida Seafood Inc. and was signed by Fast
Eddie's owner Ed Porter as president of the corporation.
The lease was modified in May 1993 including
changing the tenant to Phillip R. Seay and W. Ben-
jamin Seay, d/b/a Seay Brothers Properties. The
modification states the tenants assume all of West
Florida Seafood Inc.'s rights and obligations.
According to DOS on-line corporations:
West Florida Seafood Inc. records go back to July
1980. It was dissolved by the registered agent (attorney)
in July 1993. The only officer listed is Edwin Porter.
West Florida Seafood of Anna Maria Inc. was filed
in December 1991 and was dissolved in August 1993
by the same attorney. Edwin Porter was president, sec-


"From all appearances, this is a very successful opera-
tion," he said.
Turner suggested the lease be negotiated at a monthly
payment of $60,000 for five years with two five-year op-
tions. He also suggested there be a clause for an annual
increase, or decrease, to be compiled from the Consumer
Price Index on the each year's lease anniversary date.
Wolfe felt the opening bid for the tenants should be-
gin at $78,000. He based it on the figure submitted in a
proposal from Ralph Russell, of Rotten Ralph's restaurant
in Anna Maria.
Commissioner George McKay could not be at the
meeting, but he faxed in a proposal, which Shumard read.
McKay proposed a seven-year term with two five-
year options at a flat rate of $72,000 per year. After the
first seven years, he proposed the rate be adjusted for the"
Consumer Price Index, as Turner did, with a cap at 5 per-
cent and 3.3 percent for the low.
McElheny proposed one five-year term with two five-
year options to renew. He said he is in the range of
$70,000 to $80,000, depending on how the figure is de-


retary and treasurer. No other officer is listed. A name
change amendment was filed in December 1992 from
West Florida Seafood of Tampa Inc. (which was dis-
solved in October 1992 and reinstated on December
1992).
In 1984, a corporation with the same address and
registered agent was filed as Seaport Inc. Its officers
were Edwin Porter, president, with Phil Seay as vice
president and Ben Seay as secretary/treasurer. It was
dissolved by the attorney in August 1993.
Anchorage Restaurant and Lounge Inc. was
filed in January 1993 and dissolved in August 1996.
Its officers include John-Horne as president, Phil
and Ben Seay as vice presidents and Curtis Hamlin,
of Bradenton, is listed as an officer.
Anna Maria Oyster Bar Inc. was filed on Sept.
5, 1995, with Home president, Phil Seay vice presi-
dent and Home's father Lynn secretary/treasurer.
We found no Florida records for Seay Brothers
Properties.


rived.
He said the city is looking at three ways of arriving
at the rent for the city pier lease. One option is to base the
rent on square footage. The other two ways include set-
ting a flat rate or charging a percentage of sales.
McElheny said he favors the percentage of sales, say-
ing it's the fairest measure.
Other issues hashed over were the city being second-
ary on insurance coverage and not primary, approval of
commission for alterations and future expansion to the pier
and the earmarking of funds from the lease for future
projects, such as dredging.
Discussions may continue on weekly until an agree-
ment can be reached by commissioners on the lease. The
proposed new lease will then be presented to the tenants
for negotiations. The present tenants have first right of
renewal.
Shumard said the pier lease would be open for pub-
lic bid should negotiations fail:
No date had been set for the next round-table discus-
sion at presstime.


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Timing is everything
A favorite story deals with time, and its ramifica-
tions bode as a thought for Islanders especially in
Bradenton Beach.
Seems nasty alien beings have come to Earth take
our atmosphere. The aliens overpower our govern-
ments and force humans to create a huge vacuum
cleaner; the purpose being to suck the very air we
breathe into spaceships to replenish their world.
The device has a cone that measures nearly a mile
in diameter, installed on the southeast coast of England.
After almost a year of construction, the device is read-
ied for a trial run.
The test results exceed the planned rate of atmo-
spheric consumption. It wipes clean most of England
and one-third of France of any building, tree, topsoil,
rock or anything other than bedrock.
Earth, as we know it; is doomed when the machine
undertakes its fateful purpose.
Of course, as with all good stories, our heroes over-
come overwhelming odds, deal with nefarious comput-
ers aiding the evil aliens, and reach a happy compro-
mise that allows both the alien race and our own to live
in peace and prosperity forever.
Seems the aliens didn't work out equations for how
much suction was needed to augment their atmosphere.
What they thought they needed could be accomplished
in minute amounts over centuries, something our
earthly heroes valiantly prevailed upon them to accept.
The huge alien cone of roaring mass destruction
was replaced by a small chirping fan and no harm came
to anyone or anything. It also produced a benevolent
race of alien friends.
The point is that sometimes great things can be
accomplished with small strides.
Bradenton Beach officials are considering replace-
ment of much of the public seawalls in the city. To
implement the full plan would cost more than $1 mil-
lion roughly half the city's annual revenue.
Is it in the city's purview to do the work? Sure. For
decades, the city has less-than-adequately maintained
its rights of way, primarily along the stretch of bayfront
from Bridge Street to Coquina Bayside Park.
Is it in the city's best interest to repair the seawalls?
Sure. Public lands need to be maintained, and this
nearly priceless stretch of public property is an unpol-
ished gem.
Will a decision regarding the property's eventual
use, be it public promenade as some have suggested or
continued residential enclave, result in friction? Sure.
But the need for seawall repair is evident, and the
city needs to implement a plan slowly and deliber-
ately beginning with street ends, areas of serious



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decay where barriers between land and water are in the
most dire need of fortification.
A special assessment, phased over years to come,
is the fair approach to lessen the financial burden for


taxpayers, with the idea that adjacent property own-
ers may pay a proportionately higher share.
It's the sensible approach for everyone's checkbook.
Timing is everything, after all.


Indians first
Every so often someone says "This used to be a great
place to live ... you can go back wherever you came
from." I think it was the Indians who said that first.
It is good that when someone says they are a na-
tive, they state they were born here and the date. I
moved here 25 years ago because I liked it as much as
the "native's" parents did.
Bob Jones, Holmes Beach

Local mechanic praised
It is my pleasure to express to you the extreme sat-
isfaction we feel as a result of a recent car repair per-
formed by Sal at the BP Station on the corner of Ma-
rina Drive and Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
Before we left New Jersey in December 1998, we
took our van to the dealership because our heating sys-
tem was working intermittently. The mechanics there
could not diagnose the problem and made us feel as
though the situation was imaginary.
At the recommendation of another northerner that
had his car repaired at the BP Station, we took our van
there.for repair. We were extremely pleased with the
service and price of the heating system repair.
A word to all of the snowbirds who regularly visit
this beautiful island: Do not be apprehensive if you
experience a problem with your vehicle on vacation.
Sal at the BP Station will resolve it quickly and at
a reasonable price.
Helen and Bob Boyle, Sparta, N.J. and Holmes Beach

Support very much appreciated
Last Sunday evening the calm of our island was in-
terrupted by a spectacular fire in the north wing of our
condominium complex. By the time the fire was brought
into control at 9 p.m., the occupants of 25 units had been
evacuated with little more than the clothes on their backs.
While the fire was being fought, we were over-
whelmed with offers of room and board from neigh-


bors, churches, island hotel and restaurant owners. By
11 p.m., all 25 family groups had found lodging for the
night. The kindness, consideration and assistance of
our Island neighbors has left us with a feeling of appre-
ciation that simply cannot be adequately expressed.
Thank you all very, very much.
We also wish to publicly recognize the American
Red Cross, the Salvaition Army and the local fire and
police departments.
Cleanup is under way and reconstruction will start as
soon as the necessary permits can be procured. We ask for
the continued indulgence of our neighbors as the construc-
tion activity will result in increased traffic and disturbance.
We anticipate that the work will be completed by Febru-
ary 2000.
Joan M. Heckard, President, Playa Encantada
Condominium Association

Thanks for Island beautification
On behalf of the Anna Maria Island Beautification
Committee, Billie Martini, Joy Courtney and myself
would like to thank The Islander Bystander for the thor-
ough report on our Island beautification funding effort.
I would like to also clarify a couple of points. I first
contacted Gary Henry, L.A., staff coordinator, Florida
Highway Beautification, when I went searching for beau-
tification funds in 1994. No success. About six weeks ago
I again called Mr. Henry, and he put me in touch with Jim
Chanatry, Florida Department of Transportation District
1 Landscape Manager. He suggested I contact Marshall
Dougherty Jr., enhancement program coordinator for
highway beautification. In my request for funding he re-
sponded, "I have just what you want." Thank you to all
three gentlemen for their efforts on my behalf.
The credit for the murals which appear on the Island
buildings is due to efforts of Louise Harris and the Artists
Guild of Anna Maria Island. She suggested this project at
our second meeting in 1994.
Marge Soeffker, Hohnes Beach


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THOSE WERE THE AYS
Part 4, The Bean/Hall Story
by June Alder


The venerable Egmont Key lighthouse as it looked in the mid-19th century.


STRANDED AT TAMPA


Though George Emerson Bean
wrote poetry and songs and had been a
Chautauqua declaimer back in Con-
necticut, as far as we know he did not
keep a diary or any other written record
of his arrival at Tampa in 1882.
But fortunately, another pioneer
did. He arrived about the same time
and by the same route to
Fernandina Beach by steamer, across
Florida to thriving Cedar Keys (where
cedar for lead pencils was shipped
out), then by steamer again down the
Gulf Coast to Tampa.
Here is how Hilon Parker, a re-
tired railroad builder, described his
experience:

Thursday, Jan. 24: Morning finds
us off Egmont light at the entrance to
Tampa Bay. I got up to see what could
be seen as the steamer entered the Bay.
I saw nothing but a snug-looking light-
house and dwelling on a gem of an is-
land or key, as the islands are called on
this coast.
The entrance to Tampa Bay is wide
and, I am told, affords plenty of sea
room with a channel depth over the bar
of 28 feet.
Our first stop was at Palma Sola
near the mouth of the Manatee River.
"The second stop was at Braidentown,
some three miles further up the river arid
the next at Manatee, a mile or two above
Braidentown. These are small places,
but we were so pleased with the general
appearance of the Manatee River, that if
our mail were not waiting at Tampa, I
am inclined to think we would have
stopped off.
The steamer proceeded on up the
bay to Tampa where we arrived soon
after dinner. We put up at the Collins
house, unfortunately, a hotel on a par
with most of those we have seen in the
rest of the state, except we are glad to
find the table is very good.


Friday, Jan. 25: Did some sub-
stantial looking today. In the morning
walked around town and over to the
post office. The place is not at all pleas-
ant. The streets are simply lanes of
white sand of unknown depth. The
town is full of strangers and the hotels
crowded to capacity.
Out on the Government Reservation
[site of old Fort Brooke], there is a fine
display of southern moss hanging from
grand, old oak trees. It is the most attrac-
tive thing I have seen in town. We have
decided to leave Tampa for Palma Sola or
Manatee as soon as possible.

Saturday, Jan. 26: This morning
the steamer Alabama, which should have
been here last night, is discovered
stranded on a sand bar off the mouth of
the river. At the invitation of a Mr. Wil-
son, we sailed out to where the Alabama
is aground. Mr. Wilson is no sailor and
the man he depended on to manage the
boat knew less than he. After we had
been aground several times, I hired a man
to row us back to the wharf.

Sunday, Jan. 27: About 10 a.m.
word was that tonight the Alabama
would try and get off the bar and make
her regular trip during the day and that
passengers desiring to go out on her
would be taken out to the steamer on a
tug. No time was lost on getting ready
and soon after reaching the steamer we
were pleased to find her afloat. The trip
down the Bay was very pleasant. The
Alabama made the landing of
Braidentown and Manatee before stop-
ping at Palma Sola where we left the
boat and put up at the only hotel in
town. It was a small affair but rather
better in its appointments than our ho-
tel in Tampa.

Next: More impressions
of Tampa


This is how
the Tampa
shoreline
along what is
now Bayshore
Drive looked
in the 1880s.


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Beautification grant for Manatee


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Groupings of stately sabal palms, native grasses
and beach dune sunflowers will greet residents and
visitors to Anna Maria Island this time next year if all
goes according to plan.
Landscape architect John Moody said he submit-
ted Holmes Beach's application for a Highway Beau-
tification Grant on Feb. 1. The matching grant is being
offered by the Florida Department of Transportation
for the fiscal year 1999-2000.
The grant will be used for the Gateway to Holmes
Beach project, which will beautify the strip of land
from the Anna Maria Island Bridge to the traffic light
at East Bay Drive and Manatee Avenue. The city has
budgeted funds for the project.
"We just got comments back from the state,"
Moody reported recently to members of the city's
Parks and Beautification Advisory Board. "It looks
very good. We got very few comments back."
Moody said two challenges to the project are a
GTE fiber-optic line that runs through the area and
King Fish Boat Ramp, which is under the jurisdiction
of Manatee County.
"The state wants a commitment from the county
that it will improve the boat ramp and the way it func-
tions, particularly with access to Manatee Avenue and
parking," Moody explained.
Moody said he will meet with Mayor Carol
Whitmore, Manatee County Commissioner Stan
Stephens and the county's Environmental Projects
Coordinator Jack Gorzeman on the issue.
"The construction plans include demolition, be-
cause we're taking out shell and weeds and putting in


grass and plantings," Moody said. "The state requires
it to be irrigated, so we've designed an irrigation sys-
tem which will be tied into a county water line."
Moody said the estimated cost is $55,000 to $60,000.
The city will be responsible for half the cost and DOT will
pay the other half. The city will also be responsible for
maintenance of the area. Money for signs, lights and main-
tenance are not covered by the grant.
The grants will be awarded in July and funded in
October. Paperwork must be filed with the state, followed
by formal bids for the project's construction. Actual con-
struction should take about a month, Moody said.
The city paid Swan, Moody and Associates Inc. ap-
proximately $6,000 to prepare landscape.plans and the
grant application for the project. DOT recommended that
the city hire a landscape architect and up to one percent


By Paul Roat
Islandwide beautification has fallen by the wayside
to make room for a bike lane in Bradenton Beach.
Maybe.
A proposal to request funds from the Florida De-
partment of Transportation for beautification for the
length of the Island was quashed when Anna Maria,
Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach officials balked
at the proposal, which would have competed with a
long-standing Bradenton Beach request for bike
lanes.
Holmes Beach may still make a request for beautifi-
cation funds for that city alone, although Mayor Carol
Whitmore said she would request the commission drop the


Avenue sought
of the local government match, or $1,500, can be used for
the design services.
In other business, beautification board members:
Agreed to plant 50 viburnum and 20 coconut palms
in the city's traffic islands and at city hall. The city re-
ceived the plants at no cost from the Bradenton Kiwanis
Club for Better Manatee Day.
Accepted an application from Helen Hagen to adopt
the traffic island at 56th Street and Gulf Drive for beauti-
fication.
Asked Public Works Supervisor Joe Duennes to get
costs for installing shallow wells on the city's traffic is-
lands that are lacking irrigation.
Agreed to get costs for making city welcome signs.
Agreed to explore grants from the Manatee River
Garden Club and the Florida Department of Agriculture.


funding plea as an aid to the southernmost city.
Called the "missing link" in bike paths, Bradenton
Beach is the only area in the barrier island chain that does
not have a place for cyclists to cycle other than busy Gulf
Drive. Both Anna Maria and Holmes Beach have received
funds for bike lanes in past years, but only Anna Maria has
built even a portion of its bike lane.
Bradenton Beach will submit the $300,000 request
this week to DOT. The city hopes to get $240,000 from
federal transportation sources, $30,000 from state cof-
fers, and will chip in $30,000 itself to build four-foot-
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Bradenton Beach
electric truck buy OK'd
Bradenton Beach officials and staff will soon join
the growing ranks of electric-friendly motorists on the
Island.
City commissions have received approval of $7,500
from the Suncoast Clean Cities Coalition Alternative Fuel
Mini-Grant Program. The program provides funding to
"accelerate the introduction of, and expands the use of, al-
ternative fuels and alternative fuel vehicles."
In Bradenton Beach's case, that "alternative fuel
vehicle" will take the form of a $9,000 electric truck.
The city will contribute an additional $1,500 for the
two-passenger utility work truck, powered by 72-volt
power supply.
The truck is built by Global Electric MotorCars,
Inc. Officials decided the truck would provide more
uses than the less-expensive electric car.
Anna Maria City officials led the charge for elec-
tric cars on the Island, and currently have both a car and
a small truck. Holmes Beach got an electric car earlier
this month.
Top speed of all the vehicles is about 25 mph.


Plugged in, ready to go
Jerry Malesko and Laura Selito of Fischetti's Power Sports in Bradenton show Holmes Beach Mayor
Carol Whitmore how to operate the city's first electric car, while City Clerk Brooke Bennett and Luke
Courtney observe. The city received the car, a Bombadier, through a $7,500 grant from the Florida-
Suncoast Clean Cities Coalition. City employees, the mayor and commissioners will use the vehicle and
evaluate its practicality as a city vehicle. Islander Photo: Pat Copeland.


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Gulf Drive the length of the city.
If the project is approved by the Sarasota-Manatee
Metropolitan Planning Organization later this year,
funding would be provided in fiscal year 2004-05.
"I am 99.9 percent sure we'll get the funds," said
Bradenton Beach Police Lt. John Cosby, who wrote the
enhancement application. "If we don't get it, I'll be
totally in shock."
Another project the city hopes to receive funding
for, this one to build sidewalks along the east side of
Gulf Drive throughout the city, has been put on hold for


a year. Cosby said the city would be competing against
itself if that request for funds was made during the cur-
rent funding cycle.
Speaking of competition, the race for enhancement
funds is a tough one. This will be Bradenton Beach's
third request for the $300,000; only that amount is al-
located for all of Manatee and Sarasota counties annu-
ally.
Enhancement funds are targeted to improve bike
and pedestrian facilities, acquisition of scenic ease-
ments or historic sites, landscaping, historic preserva-
tion, or mitigation of water pollution caused by high-
way stormwater runoff.


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March 20 at Blake Medical Center.
There will be a memorial service Thursday, March
25, at 1 p.m. at Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Island
Chapel.
Mr. Nutting was born in Newton, Mass. He came to
Manatee County from Biddeford Pool, Maine. He was
president and chief executive officer of SACO Mutual &
Fire Insurance Company. He was founder and past presi-
dent of Biddeford Pool Beach Association. He served in
the U.S. Marine Corps in World War II.
Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Island Chapel, is in
charge of arrangements.
Mr. Nutting is survived by his wife Dale; two
daughters, Alix O'Keefe, of Memphis, Tenn. and
Natalie Stetz, of Boulder, Colo.; and a sister, Marcia
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A benefit tournament, Horseshoe for FUNds, will
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City Hall. Competition is open to teams and singles.
Proceeds from the $10 event will go to the Lou
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flea market Saturday
The Off Stage Ladies of the Island Players will
hold a flea market on March 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
in the City of Anna Maria/Island Players parking lot,
10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.

Beef, brawn, bikinis
weekend here
The Island's bench press competition and bikini
bare-off will be in Bradenton Beach, starting with a
party for competitors and sponsors at 7 p.m. Friday,
March 26.
The heavy lifting will start at 10 a.m. Saturday at
the Beach House Restaurant, and the bikini contest will
follow, probably shortly after noon, said Jay Jackson
ofthe co-sponsoring Island Fitness Center.
Co-sponsor Beach House said they'll have the grill
fired up at 10 a.m. Saturday along with all the other
activities.
The party and all competition will be at the Beach
House restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N. Winners in each
lifting class will get trophies, and the winner of the
bikini contest will become Budweiser's next Bud Girl,
Jackson said.
Weigh-in for lifters will be Friday evening until
8:30 at the Island Fitness Center, 5345 Gulf Drive. A
briefing on the rules will be from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Satur-
day at Beach House.
The divisions are teens, women, open, novice,
masters I 40-49 and masters II 50 and up. A novice is
anyone who has not placed at least third in a bench
press meet. Men's weight classes run from 114 pounds
through 275, women's 97 through 198.
Details may be obtained from Jackson at 778-5446.

Island Chamber's
Big Band dance Tuesday
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
will "bring on the Big Band" for dancing and just lis-
tening Tuesday, March 30, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at
the activity center of St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248
S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
Tony Zollo and his 18-piece swing band will pro-
vide music and nostalgia, with Diane Christie and Bob
Hott as vocalists. The band's extensive library includes
arrangements by the big bands of the 1930s and '40s,
said the chamber.
Tickets at $10 per person may be purchased at the
chamber office, 5357 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, or at
the door. Information may be obtained at 778-1541.

-'Humongous garage sale'
is Saturday
The Anna Maria Island Kiwanis Club's
"humongous garage sale," billed as the largest on the
Island, will start at 8 a.m. Saturday, March 27, at Smith
Realtors, 5901 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
As it has since initiating the sale in 1989, the Kiwanis
Club will donate all of the sale's revenue to the Manatee
Children's Service, said organizer Jeff Asbury. The club
earlier this winter collected toys for distribution by the
countywide service dedicated to abused children.
Asbury said he is determined that this year's sale
will top 1998's $1,100.
Kiwanis members are donating their time and mate-
rial to the sale, but it is wide open to participation by all
Islanders, he said. He urges people to bring donated items
to the sale early Saturday morning for pricing and display.
He already has for the sale a drill press, Saber saw,
skill saw, weight set, sail board, some furniture, books,
video tapes and grills. All items not sold by Saturday
evening will be donated to Goodwill Industries.


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Springfest
By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Stormy weather not only shut down
Springfest at the halfway point, it sent the Anna
Maria Island Art League to cities and private
donors to make up the weather-caused deficit.
And it scared the dickens out of exhibiting
artists, most of them from out of state and not
familiar with the vagaries of Island weather.
Ginger White, league director, said weather
warnings forced her to close the big art festival
at 9 a.m. Sunday, March 14.
"The wind Was very strong," she said.
"There were tornado warnings and flood warn-
ings and storms with lightning. The artists' ex-
hibit tents had aluminum frames and the festival
was on the most open part of the Island at city
hall. I didn't want artists or the public to be ex-
posed to that danger.
"The big balloon the Bradenton Herald let
us use almost got away, and volunteers had to
haul it down and stomp the air out to subdue it.
Our concession tent was flapping and I had to
get the people we rented it from to come out on
Sunday and take it down.
"The artists, who didn't know the ups and
downs of Island weather, were terrified by the
tornado and flood and lightning warnings, and
they didn't need a second suggestion to pack up
and go."
Cutting the Springfest schedule in half
brought a $3,700 deficit for the sponsoring
league, said White, and it will have to make it
up through donations to keep up its art classes,
monthly exhibits and scholarship program.
She plans to ask the Island's three cities for
help, citing other municipalities that are gener-
ous to their artists' programs.
Prize winners this year included three local
artists, Helen DeForge of Holmes Beach in
glass, Linda Molto of Cortez in graphics/pastels,
and Werner Holzbauer of Bradenton in wood.
Other winners:
Best of show, Ann Fordtran Flynn of Illi-
nois, oils and acrylics, and Don Poole of Okla-
homa, pottery.
First place, Marge Bennett of Sarasota, wa-
tercolors, and Jack Chase of Vermont, sculpture.
Merit, Stan Kotzan, New Jersey, oils/acryl-
ics; Jim Wilshire, Georgia, watercolors; Bob
Marks, Port Charlotte, jewelry; Pete Ramberg,
Wisconsin, photography; Deanna Bauer,
Englewood, mixed media; Jack Ferrell, West
Palm Beach, pottery; Jim and Connie Langford,
Georgia, sculpture; Wayra Rodrigues, Miami,
creative crafts.
Judges for the juried event were Herbie
Rose of Bradenton, teacher for Ringling School
of Art and Design and the Manatee Art League,
and Graciela Giles, Bradenton artist.


Bookstore hosting two
authors Saturday
A Real Bookstore will have two authors at a pub-
lic reception and book autographing Saturday, March
27, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
G.H. Zitzelsberger of Bradenton will be there un-
der his pen name Gil Howard, signing his new suspense
novel "The Chaos Chip." The author is a former judge,
educator and executive director of Kiwanis Interna-
tional.
Also on hand will be Bruce Hunt, author of "Vis-
iting Small Town Florida," volume II, expanding on his
first touring guide of municipalities 10,000 population
and less. The book includes a stop at Alcee Taylor's
boatbuilding shop in Cortez.
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Chamber business card
exchange today
The March business card exchange of the Anna
Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will be from 5 to
7 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, at First Union Bank,
5327 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
"The best in networking" is designed for both old
and new members. Details may be obtained at 778-
1541.

Special Passover dinner
Temple Beth El is having a Passover Seder catered
by Celebrations of Sarasota. It will be held on the first
night of Passover, Wednesday, March 31.
Service will begin at 6 p.m. and dinner will be
served at 7 p.m. Dinner choices are brisket or salmon.
The charge is $45 for members and $50 for non-mem-
bers. Children, ages 3 to 13, are $22.50. Children un-
der 3 are free.
The temple is located at 2209 75th St. W.,
Bradenton. For reservations, call 792-0870.

Spring Fling, Bazaar
at Island Chapel
The Island Chapel's Spring Fling and Bazaar will
be from 8 a.m. till 2 p.m. Saturday, March 27, at the
chapel at 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.
An early bird pancake breakfast will be served
from 7:30 till 8 a.m. The bazaar will follow, with
books, luggage, tools, crafts, clothing, toys and home-
baked goods.
Special music by a barbershop quartet will start at 11
a.m., and soup and sandwiches will be served from 11
until 1:30 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Flying Hospital
and AGAPE. Details are available at 383-6491.


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Islanders' works flow at
Sarasota show
Richard Thomas, left, and Woody Candish greeted
guests at the gallery opening of their two-man show
in Sarasota on March 12. The show is enjoying
remarkable success, with Thomas counting 25 sales
of 63 works offered at the opening, work that in-
cludes traditional watercolors and semi-abstracts.
Candish has sales of approximately 12 sculptures.
The show continues through March 27 at the historic
Binz Building, 1012 N. Orange Ave., Sarasota.
Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood


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Holmes Beach artist
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poster featuring points
of interest on the Island
Sis now available at the
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Historical Museum,
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Maria. The posters are
Assigned and numbered.
The museum is open
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
Tuesday through
Thursday and Satur-
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Womanscape features
Anna Maria artist
Debron Keller-McCartney, Anna Maria Island art-
ist, is scoring big with public and critics at
Womanscape '99, an exhibition in Naples by women
artists dealing with women's issues.
The exhibition is in conjunction with National
Women's History Month through M'arch. From 650
entries, 41 works by 32 artists in 14 states were chosen,
among them Keller-McCartney's.
The Naples News-Press critic wrote, "Some of the
works . are fairly upbeat in that they reflect the
changes in women's roles over the years.
"But others are stark and even at times disturbing.
... 'Sharks Teeth Heels' by Debron Keller-McCartney
of Anna Maria have shark's teeth hidden below the
tops of the heels in apparent reflection of women's
willingness to endure pain for fashion."

New member breakfast
by key chamber
A new member breakfast is scheduled by the
Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce at 8 a.m.
Wednesday, March 31, at the chamber office, 6854
Gulf of Mexico Drive. Chamber Chair JoAnn
Wolverton and President Gail Lofgren will discuss the
organization. Details may be obtained at 387-9519.

'Museum with things for
sale' opening
The Sea Hagg, described by owner Jan Groothand
as "a store with impossible-to-find things, sort of like
a museum but you can buy things" is opening at 12304
Cortez Road in Cortez.
The grand opening will be Thursday, Friday and
Saturday, March 25-27, from 9:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. It
was formerly Nautical But Nice, said Groothand.
She and husband Bob have worked for months to
put together the nautical antique and gift shop in the
historic fishing village, she said, but "it is the interior
decorating that brings the most comments and 'what is
it?' questions."
She said stock includes such items as Navy torpedo
launchers, jewelry, mermaids, lamps, model ships, sex-
tants, search lights and lobster traps.

Local women win at St.
Petersburg
Quen Moffit and Irene Murphy of Anna Maria
were top winners at the General Federation of
Women's Clubs district arts festival in St. Petersburg.
Moffit won best of show in sculpture and Murphy
won first prize for beaded necklace and hand quilting,
second in beaded paper craft and second in Christmas
tree ornaments.
Other Island winners were Opal Hays, second in
stained glass; Linda Sanders, second in Christmas
wreath and third for "fish wind spinner" in recycled
glass; Jeanette Cashman, third in scenic photography,
and Nina Compton, honorable mention; Ruth Jansen,
third in watercolor and third in oil painting.
They are members of the Woman's Club of Anna
Maria Island and had to win at the club level to qualify
for competition at St. Petersburg.
Other winners in the Island festival were Margaret
Art, paper wreath; Jeanne McGrath, stuffed animal;
Marian Van Winkle, crochet afghan; Delores Harrell,
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Palm Sunday, Easter services on Island, key


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Palm Sunday services on March 28 will lead into
Easter Week observances by churches on Anna Maria
Island and north Longboat Key.
Holy Week will culminate in the 35th annual sun-
rise service at 6:30 a.m. at the Manatee Avenue Pub-
lid Beach, in which all Island churches will participate.
On Longboat Key, the community-wide, sunrise
service will be at 6:30 at Bayfront Park Recreation
Center, sponsored by the Island chapel.
In addition to the sunrise services, each church will
have its own special Easter Sunday worship services.
The Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Easter Sunday
services at our churches (including telephone numbers
where further information may be obtained):
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608; Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Palm Sunday services at 8 and
10:30 a.m.
Maundy Thursday, services at 10:30 a.m. and 7:15
p.m. The Lenten reading series continues, where people
of the congregation have read monologues at Wednesday
services all through Lent. At this Maundy service Tim
Horton will read "The Thief Who Gave Nothing."
Good Friday, prayer and meditation services at 2
and 7:15 p.m. John Thornburg will read "Joseph Gives
His Tomb."
Sunday, worship services at 8 and 10:30 a.m.
Rev. Danith L. Kilts, pastor. (778-1813)
Harvey Memorial Community Church, 300
Church St., Bradenton Beach. Palm Sunday service at
10:30 a.m.
Sunday, Easter worship service at 10:30 a.m. with
special sermon by the minister of "the little church
around the corner."
Rev. J. Clement Walker, minister. (753-1543)
First Church of Christ Scientist, 6300 Marina
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Easter Sunday, regular service will be incorporated
into the Easter season at 10:30 a.m. with appropriate
reading. Jackie Walker is first reader, Alice Reed sec-
ond reader. (778-4266)
Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna
Maria City. Palm Sunday service at 7 p.m. with the
Sanctuary Choir presenting "An Evening of Resurrec-
tion Praise."
On Easter Sunday at 8:45 a.m. there will be a con-
temporary worship service and at 11 a.m. a more tra-
ditional service, with Sunday School in between. The
message by the pastor in both services will center in
"The Truth of the Empty Tomb." Special music will be
included at both.
Dr. William E. "Billy" Daws, pastor. (778-0719)
Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria City. Palm Sunday worship services
at 9 and 11 a.m., with special music at both.
Maundy Thursday, Communion service at 7:30
p.m., with choir music.
Good Friday service at noon in the sanctuary.
Easter Sunday services will be at 9 and 11 a.m.
with special music, Pastor Michael Smith delivering
the sermon at both on "Easter Eggs."
Rev. Michael Smith and Rev. Jan Smith, pastors.
(778-0414)
St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor
Drive, Holmes Beach. Palm Sunday Masses at 8, 9:30
and 11 a.m.
Maundy Thursday, evening Mass of the Lord's
Supper, washing of the feet of congregational represen-
tatives of the 12 disciples and transfer of the Holy Eu-
charist at 7 p.m.
Good Friday, celebration of the Lord's passion at
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Holy Saturday, sacrament of penance, confessions,
at 2:30 p.m. and vigil of the Lord's resurrection, ser-
vice of light, liturgy of the word, baptism, confirmation
and liturgy of the Eucharist at 7 p.m.
Easter Sunday, Commemoration of the Lord's
Resurrection Masses at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m.
Father John Ellis, pastor. (778-4769)
Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Palm Sunday services will
be at 7:30 a.m., Rite I; 9 a.m., family liturgy Rite II; 11
a.m., Choral Holy Eucharistic Rite I. Nursery available
at the 9 o'clock service.
On Holy Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, the
Holy Eucharist service will be presented at 10 a.m.
each day.
Maundy Thursday, prayer group at 9 a.m.; Holy
Eucharist at 9:30 a.m.; Foot Washing ceremony at 7:30
p.m. by the rector, with Holy Eucharist and Stripping
of the Altar; prayer vigil at the Altar of Repose from
8:30 p.m. until 12:30 a.m.
Good Friday, prayer vigil at the Altar of the Repose
from 6 a.m. to noon; Mass of the Pre-Sanctified and
Solemn Collects at noon; Stations of the Cross at 1
p.m., confessions 1:30 2 p.m.
Saturday, Easter Eve, Great Vigil of Easter at 8 p.m.
Easter Sunday, Festive Celebrations of the Holy
Eucharist at each service: Rite I at 7 a.m., Rite II fam-
ily liturgy at 9 a.m., the chorale in Rite I at 11 a.m.
Father Richard G. Fellows is rector. (778-1638)
Longboat Island Chapel, 4052 Gulf of Mexico
Drive. Palm Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. services.
Maundy Thursday, supper at 6 p.m. at the chapel.
Good Friday, service at noon.
Easter Sunday services are the sunrise service with
Rev. Jim Marsh, who served the chapel as pastor for 23
years; 9 a.m. service at the.chapel with Rev. Charlie
Shook; 10 a.m. adult Bible Study; 11 a.m. service with
Rev. Shook.
Rev. Cleda Anderson, associate minister. (383-
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Artists sought

for complex
Island architect Gene Aubry has sent out a call for
artists from Anna Maria Island and elsewhere to de-
velop artworks for the site that will be occupied in part
by the library Aubry designed.
It is Sarasota County's East Community Library,
a 25,000-square-foot building on the county's com-
plex-to-be on Fruitville Road just east of 1-75. The 60-
acre site also will house the consolidated field opera-
tions center of 210,000 square feet, as well as attendant
buildings and facilities.
What is wanted now, Aubry said, is art suitable
for the two main buildings or other site on the com-
plex. The selection jury will consider proposals for
art located at the retention pond at the library, inter-
sections of roads within the complex, or spaces in
front of the library and the field operations center.
-Preferably the art will be related to both buildings.
Budget for the art project is $116,000, to include
design, artist's expenses, materials, construction and
installation, and any alterations to the site. Deadline for
submissision is 5 p.m. May 5, with the contract to be
signed in November and the work to be in place the
summer of 2000.
Full details of artist qualifications, submittals and
the selection process may be obtained from Sarasota
County Arts in Public Places, Public Works Business
Center, 1301 Cattlemen Road, Sarasota FL 34232, fax
343-6435.
An artists' briefing to review the project and an-
swer questions will be from 9 to 10 a.m. April 14 in the
press room on the first floor of the County Administra-
tion Building, 1669 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota.
Aubry not only was design consultant for the
branch library, he designed the 73,000-square-foot
Selby Library in downtown Sarasota, completed last
summer.
He said at the time of the East Library's conceptual
decisions that he would fight hard for good landscap-
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Harry's celebrating


20th birthday


Harry's Continental Kitchens on Longboat Key is
celebrating (1) its 20th anniversary and (2) continuing
and growing success in a demanding market.
Harry and Lynn Christensen started their cel-
ebrated restaurant as a gourmet takeout and cater-
ing establishment in February 1979, patterning it
after New York delis.
The difference between New York and
Longboat Key, and between delis and Harry's, was
that Harry's created the notion here of selling take-
out gourmet meals, complete with appetizers and
desserts.
In the Longboat market, with upscale consum-
ers demanding quality food and service, it was a hit.
In 1985 the Christensens opened the restaurant
at 525 St. Judes Drive, just off Gulf of Mexico
Drive's 5600 block. Always growing, last year
Harry's Continental Kitchens added a full bar in the
dining room.
Chef Harry claims he got his original gourmet-
takeout idea while he was day chef at Cafe l'Europe
on St. Armands Circle in the 1970s. Every day, he
said, he prepared dishes for the evening and the line
chefs at night heated the dishes. for service.
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They all "happened to be in the area," said Ralph
Nelson, and got together to reminisce about their
forebears and get reacquainted.
The Holmes Beach Nelsons and Wilbur Nelson
of Bradenton and Middletown, R.I., represented the
first generation.
The second generation was represented by
Esther Gilmore Arnold and husband Gene of Holmes
Beach and Midland, Mich.; F. Richard and Betty
Gilmore of Anna Maria and Holden, Mass.; and
Susan Nelson Dahlen of Milford, N.H.
Taking part for the third generation were John
and Amy Gilmore, Dedham, Mass.; Kevin and
Nancy Arnold Willis of Midland; Young and Julie
Adams Un, Easton, Mass.; and Eric J. Dahlen,
Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
Fourth-generation visitors were Kelly, daughter
of the John Gilmores; Emma, daughter of the Uns;
and Tyler and Alicia Willis.

Tea dance finale
The final tea dance of the season at the Longboat
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day, March 28, in the center's main gallery, 6890
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Bistro bucks
It's all about raising money, folks. And having fun
at the same time.
The Bistro at Island's End and owner Sean
Murphy have hosted "guest bartenders" for the past
few Thursdays. Celebrities of Anna Maria, of sorts,
who pour drinks and hawk tips for the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center.
Well-known Islanders, twins Billy and George
O'Connor, were first up to bat, garnering $500-plus in
their tip jar. Ray Arpke, chef/owner of Longboat Key's
Euphemia Haye, was up next, tending the tap with
Bistro's own, Murphy, for a less-than-stellar total of
$200-plus on a slightly "off night."
But Pat and Peg Geyer, the mother-daughter pro-
prietress' of Duffy's Tavern fame, gave them all a les-
son.
"Ching. Ching."
Ring up a whopping $1,145 in tips, double the
twins, plus one-third of the bar tab from Murphy. Bill
O'Connor was present, busily taking notes on the
Geyer's aggressive fundraising technics.
The celebrities are on hold until post-Easter and the
Center's annual auction event, but you can enjoy the
hospitality at Island's End, including free gourmet
pizza and two-for-one drinks at happy hour any night.
To continue with Bistro news, Murphy single-
handedly organized his own parade with permits
and sheriff's posse horses et al from Beach Bistro
to Island's End on St. Patrick's Day.
Following along were Holmes Beach Mayor Carol
Whitmore and Police Chief Jay Romine in the city's
new electric car, the Holmes Beach marine-patrol unit,
a gang from Tiffany Place condominiums in cars, on
bikes and on foot, and assorted friends and patrons of
both Bistros.
Anna Maria's sheriff's deputies did traffic control
at various intersections along the route, and although


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living up to his jovial reputation with Cafe patrons. Rhodes' segment.aired several times during the stations
morning news and included a "mug shot" of The Islander Bystander's "more-than-a-mullet-wrapper" coffee
mug. He enjoyed the company of Dee Percifeld, cafe owner, here, on the patio and in the pancake "cage."
Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood


traffic was snarled, drivers and onlookers caught the
spirit, with lots of waves and wishes for a "Happy St.
Patrick's Day."

Auction approaches
Speaking of fundraising, the annual "Affaire to
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School
Susan Kesselring


Garden club

gives $1,500 for

playground
The cost of new playground equipment
overwhelmed the sponsors, Joyce Karp told the
Island Garden Club, so the club's check for
$1,500 was doubly appreciated.
The money will go into the playground
equipment fund, which the Anna Maria Island
Elementary School's Parent Teacher Organiza-
tion has been working to complete' Karp is co-
president of the PTO..
She told the club at its monthly meeting at
the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation that
the new equipment is badly needed for the
school playground because the old items are
worn and becoming unsafe.
The Manatee County school system does
not include playground equipment in its bud-
gets, she said, and "all donations from Island or-
ganizations are accepted with much gratitude."
She and her co-president, Paula Bryant,
accepted the check from Sabine Buehler, presi-
dent of the garden club. Also on hand and ex-
pressing gratitude was Jim Kronus, the just-re-
tired principal of the school.


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Helping hands needed


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
A playground project titled Helping Hands is un-
der way at Anna Maria Elementary School.
Parent Teacher Organization volunteers, most no-
tably President Joyce Karp, is working hard to ensure
children have a new playground come fall.
Book sales and other fundraisers are slow in pro-
ducing the amount of cash needed for the equipment,
Karp said.
Children, families, community groups, businesses
and Anna Maria Elementary School alumni can partici-
pate in making the school's playgrounds a safe and
attractive place for all children to play.
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In addition, alumni can participate by purchasing
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The community's support is needed for the project
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Space camp set up at Anna Maria school


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
Students at Anna Maria Elementary School dis-
covered firsthand the experiences of astronauts on a
voyage in space.
Future astronauts in the fifth grade were split into
groups of four and sent to six space stations to test their
skills. Kindergartners also joined in on the fun.
Station 1, Balloon Me to the Moon, illustrated
the concept of thrust. Students recorded the distance


their balloon would travel after being attached to a
straw and piloted into space.
Weightlessness was simulated at Station 2. A
stainless-steel tub was filled with water. Using one
hand only, each team member had to connect a bolt
with its corresponding nut in less than two minutes.
How difficult is it to eat in space? Students took
turns finding out by visiting Cuisine Control at Sta-
tion 3. They practiced by tossing marshmallows in
the air and catching them with their mouths. It was


Ambitious students recognized for hard work
Anna Maria Elementary School students of the week are, left to right, front to back, Lauren Barth, Richelle
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evident some children were practiced at this space-
life skill.
Docking in space takes a good eye. Astronauts
must rendezvous with satellites moving at high
speeds in orbit. This was simulated at Station 4 by
swinging a coat hanger bent into a loop. While it was
swinging from a rafter, students tested their skills by
attempting to toss a small bean bag through the
opening.
Astronauts have to respond quickly to emergen-
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ness. To simulate this, students were blindfolded at
Station 5 and spun around 10 times. Similar to "Pin
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
March 14, obstruction with violence, 6600 block
of Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. The deputy responded
to assist the fire department with traffic control due to
a fire. The deputy received an order from the fire chief
to move the crowd out of danger and said one subject
refused to move.
The deputy said he again asked the subject to
move, placed his hand on the subject's shoulder and
told the subject he would be arrested if he continued to
defy the order. The subject continued to video tape the
fire and pushed the deputy's hand away. The deputy
said he had to struggle with the subject in order to place
him in custody.

Bradenton Beach
March 8, dealing in stolen property, grand theft,
2400 block of Avenue C. The first victim reported his
surfboard valued at $592.78 was stolen from his resi-
dence in December but he didn't report it to police. He
said friends located the surfboard at an address in
Bradenton Beach.
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from the suspect in January for $90. The first victim
identified the surfboard and it was placed in property.
The officer issued a capias request for the suspect.
March 11, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach. The victims reported an unknown person re-
moved two purses valued at $40, containing credit
cards, bank books, driver's licenses, an ATM card, air-
line tickets, a prescription and $500 to $600 in cash
from their vehicle.
The purses were found at the 37th Street beach
access in Holmes Beach on March 18 and returned to
the owners.
March 12, burglary to an automobile, 107 Gulf
Drive S., Key West Willy's. The victim reported an
unknown person broke out the window and attempted
to remove the radio. The radio was left on the console
with the wires cut and hanging, said the report. Dam-
ages were $120.
March 13, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach. The victim reported an unknown person broke
the window and removed a back pack, credit cards, a
makeup bag, a German identification card, $300 in
German marks, $90 American money, a camera valued
at $200, an eyeglass case valued at $20 and a camera
case.
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March 16, possession of alcohol by minors times
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observed numerous underage subjects standing around
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He said the resident said she knew it was wrong to
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March 16, theft of a cellular phone valued at
$150, 116 Bridge Street, Sports Lounge.

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March 11, burglary, 6500 block of Gulf Drive.
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STREETLIFE, FROM PAGE 18
$1,800 in household goods were missing.
The subject said he let one of his employees man-
age the building, who rented an apartment in the build-
ing, but the employee was now gone and also owes
rent.
March 13, code violation, 200 block of South
Harbor Drive. The complainant reported the subjects
were living in their motor home. The subjects said their
home was being renovated and they were spending the
night in the motor home so they could do some work
the next day. The officer advised them of the violation
and they agreed not to do it again.
March 13, lost property, 4000 Gulf Drive, Mana-
tee County Public Beach. The complainant reported
she left her purse at the cafe and when she returned, it
was gone. Employees located the purse with the con-
tents intact and returned it to the owner.
March 13, burglary of a bike valued at $130, 100
block of Fourth Street.
March 13, burglary to a vehicle, 4'000 Gulf Drive,
Manatee County Public Beach. The victim reported an
unknown person removed a wallet valued at $21, con-
taining a driver's license, credit cards and $110 in cash
and removed a purse valued at $45, containing a check-
book valued at $8, $125 cash, a planner valued at $25,
certificates valued at $166, a book of stamps valued at
$6.80, a monogrammed checkbook cover valued at
$12, a phone card valued at $12, a pair of prescription
glasses valued at $138, a contact case and solution
valued at $8, a 35-mm camera valued at $229 and a
prepaid gas card valued at $200.


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March 13, suspicious, 200 block of North Harbor
Drive. The officer on patrol observed two juvenile sub-
jects walking toward a vehicle. He said when they saw
him, one subject threw objects on the ground. He
checked and found a pipe and a canister of marijuana.
The officer said one of the subjects said the pipe
and canister belonged to him and both admitted to
smoking marijuana. The officer transported the sub-
jects to the police department and called their parents
to retrieve them.
March 16, noise, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn.
The officer responded to a noise complaint and found
the door and window open. He advised an employee to
shut the door and window and turn down the music.
March 16, burglary, 2800 block of Gulf Drive. A
Bradenton Beach officer responded to a report of a
burglary in progress and found the residents had no
electricity and were using candles and flashlights.
March 16, suspicious, 400 block of Bay Palms.
The complainant reported he has a baby monitor and
he heard crying on the monitor, but it wasn't his baby.
The officer also heard crying. The complainant and the
officer walked through the neighborhood trying to lo-
cate the baby with negative results.
March 17, 300 block of 64th Street. The com-
plainant reported the subject brought her home but
would not let her out of the vehicle. Then once inside
the residence, she said the subject would not let her out
of the residence. She said the subject also burned her
arm with a cigarette. The officer pointed out that the
bums had scabs and were healing. He said she could fill
out an affidavit and he would file it with the state
attorney's office, but she refused.
March 18, assistance, 6700 block of Marina Drive


The officer on patrol observed a large amount of water in
the road and found a water main break. Manatee County
utilities department responded to repair the main.
March 18, burglary to an automobile, 77th Street
beach access. The victim reported an unknown person
broke the window and removed a purse valued at $7, con-
taining $100 in cash, credit cards and personal papers.
March 18, theft, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee County
Public Beach. The victim reported an unknown person
removed a book bag valued at $30, a portable cassette
player valued at $20, cassette tapes valued at $40, a cam-
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Island Sports

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


Haley's takes two
from Kiwanis
With only a few weeks of Little League season
under the belt, it appears the team to beat is Bali Hai
with Haley's Motel giving chase, but this week West
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' Hai its first loss.
Although Kiwanis lost twice to Haley's, they
served notice they are a team to reckon with as the sea-


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SPORTS, FROM PAGE 22
the middle, making it 9-8 and nobody out.
Ryan Keller and Matt McDonough walked to load
the bases and consecutive strikeouts brought Evan
Hunt to the plate with two outs. With the count two and
two, the ball got past the catcher and Wolfe raced home
with the tying run setting the stage for Tyre's fifth-
inning heroics to win the game 10-9.
Nelson pitched the bottom of the fifth to save the
win for starting pitcher Jordan Bowers, while
DeBellevue took the loss for Kiwanis.
Leading the way for Haley's at the plate was Tyre,
who went 2-for-4, and Jordan Bowers, who went 1-for-
2 with one run scored. Sankey and Purcell walked
twice and scored two runs each.
Kiwanis, who out hit Haley's six to three was led
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Why almost everyone in sports should study more
A Tampa newspaper columnist wrote an article last Gator fans that a fire at Auburn's football dorm ha
week about how what he called "this space" avoided i destroyed 20 books: "But the real tragedy was that 1
commenting on scientific or environmental issues. i hadn't been colored yet."
"This space," as he described his column, preferred to Jim Finks, New Orleans Saints general manage:
"preoccupy itself with greedy football team owners, -,. when asked after a loss what he thought of the refs
sex-crazed Baptist ministers and the odd lunatic Nazi, Bi ""I'm not allowed to comment on lousy officiating."
and/or white supremacist here and there." Alan Kulwicki, stock car racer, on racing Satui
Well, "this space" in The Islander Bystander usu- B Pau.' aa day nights as opposed to Sunday afternoons: "It's bi
ally likes to comment on scientific or environmental sically the same, just darker."
issues and usually has little to do with sports, religion Lincoln Kennedy, Oakland Raiders tackle, on hi
or unusual political leanings. However, with most of would anyone expect him to come out smarter? He decision not to vote: "I was going to write myself ii
the people I know doing nothing but talk about basket- went to prison for three years, not Princeton." but I was afraid I'd get shot."
ball and the weekend's final four games, here are some Stu Crimson, Chicago Blackhawks left wing, LaVell Edwards, BYU football coach and one c
Comments from the world of sports. explaining why he keeps a color photo of himself 14 children: "They can't fire me because my family
From the Internet comes these quotes attributed to above his locker: "That's so when I forget how to spell buys too many tickets."
various jocks: my name, I can still find my clothes." Frank Layden, Utah Jazz president, on a former
Basketball player Chris Washburn, commenting Shaquille O'Neal, on his lack of championships: player: "I told him, 'Son, what is it with you? Is it ig
on his ability to drive to the basket, "Yeah, I can go to "I've won at every level, except college and pro." norance or apathy?' He said, 'Coach, I don't know an
my right and my left. That's because I'm amphibious." Lou Duva, Veteran boxing trainer, on the Spar- I don't care.'"
"I'm going to graduate on time, no matter how tan training regime of heavyweight Andrew Golota: Torrin Polk, University of Houston receiver, o
long it takes." Senior basketball player at the Uni- "He's a guy who gets up at six o'clock in the morning his coach, John Jenkins: "He treats us like men. He let
versity of Pittsburgh. regardless of what time it is." us wear earrings."
"Nobody in football should be called a genius. A Pat Williams, Orlando Magic general manager, Shelby Metcalf, basketball coach at Texas A&M
genius is a guy like Norman Einstein." Football on his team's 7-27 record: "We can't win at home. We recounting what he told a player who received four R
commentator and former player Joe Theismann. can't win on the road. As general manager, I just can't and one D: "Son, looks to me like you're spending to
"You guys line up alphabetically by height, and figure out where else to play." much time on one subject."
you guys pair up in groups of three, then line up in a Chuck Nevitt, North Carolina State basketball
circle." Bill Peterson, a Florida State football coach, player, explaining to Coach Jim Valvano why he ap- Sandscript factoid
Clemson recruit Ray Forsythe, who'was ineli- peared nervous at practice: "My sister's expecting a With the airports jammed these days and everyor
gible as a freshman because of academic require- baby, and I don't know if I'm going to be an uncle or seeming to be going somewhere else, here's some ai
ments: "I play football. I'm not trying to be a profes- an aunt." line thoughts to ponder:
- sor. The tests don't seem to make sense to me, mea- Tommy Lasorda, Dodger manager, when asked More people are killed by donkeys annually tha
during your brain on stuff I haven't been through in what terms Mexican-born pitching sensation Fernando are killed in plane crashes.
school." Valenzuela might settle for in his upcoming contract American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 b
Boxing promoter Dan Duva on Mike Tyson negotiations: "He wants Texas back." eliminating one olive from each salad served in firs
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Little League standings
as of March 20
Major League
Team Win Loss Tie
Bali Hai 5 1 0
Haley's Motel 4 2 0
WMFD 3 3 0
Kiwanis 0 6 0

AAA
Team Win Loss Tie
Island Animal Clinic 5 1 0
Quality Builders 4 2 0
Wagner Realty 3 3 0
C&M Construction 2 4 .0
Air & Energy 1 5 0

AA
Team Win Loss Tie
Betsy Hills RE 5 0 1
The Bistros 4 1 1
Island Real Estate 1 4 1
Bridge St. Pier & Cafe 0 5 1


SPORTS, FROM PAGE 21
by Wolfe's 3-for-3, two-RBI night, while DeBellevue,
Keller and Miller each managed singles.
In other action this week ...
SBali Hai 10, WMFD 0
Taylor Manning pitched a complete-game no-hit
shutout to keep Bali Hai unbeaten and in first place on
Monday, March 15. Manning, who struck out 12 bat-
ters, also helped himself at the plate, going 2-for-3 with
Stwo doubles and two runs scored..Chad Richardson
also had two doubles and scored twice, while Adam
Bouziane chipped in with two hits. Joey Mattay and
Logan Bystrom each had a pair of RBIs, while Kyle
Dale, Lorenzo Rivers and Courtney Taylor each man-
aged singles.

WMFD 15, Bali Hai 12
WMFD bats, silenced on Monday night by the
pitching of Taylor Manning, exploded for 15 hits on
Thursday, March 18, to give Bali Hai its first loss of
the season 15-12.
Leading the way for WMFD were Brett Milks,
who went 4-for-4 with three runs scored, and Chase
Parker, who went 4-for-5 with a double, two RBIs and
two runs scored. Anthony Rosas chipped in with three


hits and one RBI, while Greg Lowman had two hits
including a triple and two RBIs.
Bali Hai was led by Manning, who had a home run
and two RBIs, and Logan Bystrom, who went 2-for-3.
Courtney Taylor had two RBIs and two runs scored
while Kyle Dale had an RBI single.

Haley's 14, Kiwanis 13
Haley's recorded its second one-run win over
Kiwanis as they withstood an eight-run rally in the bottom
of the sixth inning before holding on for the victory.
Evan Wolfe was once again the hitting star, going
3-for-4 with three RBIs, while Max Gazzo broke out
with a 3-for-4 night with a triple, double and four RBIs.
Will Langston also had a triple along with two runs
scored, while Matt Tornai and Evan Hunt had singles.
Haley's, which drew 14 walks in the game, was led


by Jordan Bowers, who went 3-for-4 with two doubles,
three RBIs and two runs scored. Chris Nelson had two
hits and scored two runs, while Michael Wallen had an
RBI single and scored one run.

Close counts
Just a reminder that a tournament of horseshoes for
FUNds is being held at Anna Maria City Hall Saturday,
March 27, beginning at 10 a.m. Cost is $10 per person
and you don't need to have a partner to participate in
the fun. Call "Zak," 778-3909 for more information.
The Islander Bystander is putting up a $100 cash
prize for the winning team, so be sure to practice up.
That's it for this week. If you have sports news to
report or need information, please call 749-6113 and
leave a message or e-mail me at IslandFC@AOL.com.


Little League baseball schedule

Major League
All games played at Community Center at 7 p.m.
March 25 Bali Hai vs. Kiwanis
March 26 Haley's Motel vs. WMFD
March 29 WMFD vs. Bali Hai 1 -
March 30 Haley's Motel vs. Kiwanis
March 31 Bali Hai vs. WMFD

AAA Division
All games played at Community Center (. i1..
March 24 Air & Energy vs. C&M Construction at 5 p.m.
March 25 Island Animal Clinic vs. Quality Builders at 5 p.m.
March 27 Wagner Realty vs. Air & Energy at 5 p.m.
C&M Construction vs. Island Animal Clinic at 7 p.m.
March 29 Wagner Realty vs. Air & Energy at 5 p.m.
March 31 C&M Construction vs. Quality Builders at 5 p.m.

AA Division
All games played at Community Center
March 16 Betsy Hills Real Estate vs. Island Real Estate at 5 p.m.
March 27 Bridge St. Pier & Cafe vs. The Bistros at 10 a.m.
Island Real Estate vs. Betsy Hills Real Estate at 11:30 a.m.
March 23 The Bistros vs. Bridge St. Pier and Cafe at 5 p.m.
March 30 Bridge Street Pier & Cafe vs. Betsy Hills Real Estate at 5 p.m.

T-ball
March 27 Harry's Continental Kitchens vs. Oden Hardy Construction at 9 a m. at Community Center
VFW vs. Sandbar at 10 a.m. at Anna Maria Elementary School






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Kings just ahead; pompano here now, plus reds


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Sheepshead still dominate the nearshore water,
while grouper action offshore is the pick of the Gulf
fishers. There are excellent reports of pompano, too,
plus redfish and flounder. Look for kingfish to start
their spring run any day now, too.
Fishers at the Rod and Reel Pier report catches of
lots of pompano, sheepshead and some snook.
Anglers at the Anna Maria City Pier are reeling
in a lot of sheepshead, an occasional mackerel and
some flounder.
Annie's Bait & Tackle said that Capt. Zack on the
Dee Jay II said he's catching redfish, trout and pom-
pano fishing was excellent last week. He's also finding
that snook action is slowly starting to pick up.
Capt. Sam Kimball on the Legend said he's put-
ting charters onto nice-sized black grouper, in the 12
pound range, plus lots of big mangrove snapper.
Capt. Mike Benham said he's getting a few kingfish,
grouper and yellowtail snapper about 20 miles in the Gulf.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair said he's get-
ting big trout in Tampa Bay, redfish in Terra Ceia Bay and
sheepshead off the Skyway Bridge reef systems.
Carl at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said wade fish-
ers are doing good with redfish close to the mangrove is-
lands, but snook seem to be few and far between. Some
lucky anglers have been able to hook up with cobia on the
seagrass flats chasing white bait, though.
Capt. Rick Gross said snook fishing is good for

Horseshoe winners
Winners in the March 17 horseshoe games
were Jack Cooper of Holmes Beach and Ron
Pepka of Anna Maria. Runners-up were Adin
Shank and Bill Starrett, both of Anna Maria.
Winners in the March 20 games were Chris
McNamara and Walt Swift, both of Holmes
Beach. Runners-up were John Crawford of
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prevalent. He's gotten some 30-inch-plus linesiders in
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Capt. Mark Bradow said he's getting lots of
gray trout, some big speckled trout, plus redfish and
sheepshead.
On my boat Magic we've been catching sheeps-
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and a few keeper snook. We've also been getting limit
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Capt. Tom Chaya said pompano, redfish and trout
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Bill at Island Discount Tackle said sheepshead
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ROSER THRIFT SHOP Open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday,
9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Donations
Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Always sale racks. 513 Pine
Avenue, Anna Maria.
LORD'S WAREHOUSE THRIFT Shop. Open Monday,
Wednesday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Stupendous End
of Month Sale! 6140 Gulf of Mexico Drive. 383-4738.
BIG SALE! Friday and Saturday March 26 and 27. House-
hold, books, bedroom set, daybed, apartment size washer/
dryer, original watercolors by Island artist. Corner of Holly
and Poinsettia.
YARD SALE SATURDAY March 27, 8 a.m. Portable bar,
weight bench with attachments, lounge chairs, picnic table,
Bingo machine and board, microwave, luggage, 16-ft. sail-
boat, 22-ft. sailboat and much more. 779-2296.
GIANT YARD SALE Saturday March 27, 8 a.m. to ?. Furni-
ture, gas stove, 1984 Ford Van, glassware, jewelry, silver,
bike, household, lamps, pictures, clothes, kids stuff. Look for
signs. 600 Block Broadway, North Longboat Key.
MOVING SALE STARTS Wednesday March 27 until every-
thing sells. Opens 8 a.m. Some of everything including
household furniture, wetsuit top. 7504 Gulf Dr., Holmes
Beach. 778-3018.


BINGO AT ANNIE Silvers Community Center. Every Thurs-
day, 7 p.m. Avenue C at 23rd Street. Bradenton Beach. Ev-
eryone welcome, prizes, refreshments available.
WANTED BY ADULT FEMALE: Opportunity to drive your
car orto accompany you to Ontario, Canada around April 12.
References, 778-8637.


LOST: VERY INEXPERIENCED COCKATIEL from porch
cage, vicinity of 4th St. South, Bradenton Beach. Answers to
wolf whistle. Please call 778-1154.




DON & KAREN SCHRODER present...

ON THE INTRACOASTAL
Magnificent sunrises and twinkling boat
lights at night are yours from this '
3BR/2BA bayfront home. The unique
greatroom floor plan is topped by a
soaring ceiling and the upper-level
master suite has a view to die for! An
additional bathroom adjoins the exer-
cise room. Spacious workshop area
and a 3-car garage. Davits. Superb
construction quality and energy
efficiency throughout.
-$575,000
~$4 GULFSTREAM

941-778-2200


1994 ISUZU RODEO, V6, auto, all power, cold air, many
extras, runs great. $9,800 or best offer, 778-2581.
1979 CHEVY LEBARON with a V6. Runs good. Needs new
muffler, $500. Call after 4 p.m., 778-7716.
1989 DODGE CARAVAN V-6. Automatic, runs great. Beau-
tiful interior, seats up to eight people. Excellent condition
$3,000. Please call 778-9722.


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 competitive
rates in modern, full-service marina. 778-2255.

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

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

OFFSHORE CHARTER FISHING with Captain Glenn
Corder aboard Deep South. Half and full day. For informa-
tion call 778-1203 or mobile 713-5900.
21-FOOT SEA BIRD. Deep V hull, great in and off shore boat.
Needs outboard motor. $1,500 or best offer. Steve 778-4173.
SUNFISH SAILBOAT, good condition. Best offer 778-5433.


ALL POSITIONS, servers, line cooks, bussers, dishwasher,
part-time, full-time. Buccaneer Inn. 383-5565.


Now on the Island

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

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

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


3BR/2BA POOL HOME
Well located in pleasant residential area
of Holmes Beach. Large lanai and
caged pool. Dick Maher/Dave Jones
778-4800. $199,500. MLS 36159.


Visit Our Web Site
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EXQUISITE SUNSETS
From this 2BR/2BA turnkey furnished
unit with unobstructed direct Gulf views.
New carpet and some new furniture.
Heated pool and covered parking. Priced
to sell! $149,000. Ken Rickett 778-3026









ISLAND GEM Contemporary 3BR/2.5BA
home, completely updated. Master bedroom
and bath main floor, two bedroom and bath up-
stairs with balcony overlooking great room with
skylights and vaulted ceiling. $185,000. Dick
Maher/Dave Jones 778-4800. MLS 36165.


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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.
ISLAND DUPLEX and mother-in-law apt. Good $$
potential. Great location. Reduced to $159,000.
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-foot ceilings throughout, Italian tile/Berber
carpet, skylights. $285,000.
ANNA MARIA canalfront lot. Just reduced to
$107,000. Dock in place.


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HISTORIC ANNA MARIA HOME
415 Spring, the Clay House, is now back on the market and this
time the owner is very serious about selling. The Clay House is
3BR/2BA, with single carport and sits on one and one-half lots
measuring 78x145. Built in 1910 ( see above photo), 1954 and
1994. Asking'last year's (1997) price of $219,000.
SIDoug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, FI 34216
Phone & Fax: (941)778-1222
E-Mail: dougdowling@earthlink.net
http://home.earthlink.net/-dougdowling/



ANNA MARIA


REAL ESTATE, INCoast
REAL ESTATE, INC.


Mary Ann Schmidt Helen White
Eves. 778-4931 Eves. 778-6956
CHARMING CORT-EZ COTTAGE
Key-West style 2BR cottage in historic old Cortez Village.
Sunny yellow with tin roof, pine floor, large wrap-around
deck. Wide lot. $99,500.
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.
SAILBOAT
2BR/ pe ..I direct
acces0 CO traCt : sprinkler
system u ate, priced to sell! $219,900.
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.
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.


Julie Gilstrap
LTG, GRI
Property Manager

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SUNCOAST RENTALS
ANNUALS
3012 Gulf- 1BR/IBA duplex $500,
Perico Bay Club 2BR/2BA condo $800
308 63rd 2BR/2BA duplex $800
727 Jacaranda 3BR house $1,600
SEASONAL
Condominiums and Houses Weekly/Monthly
from $700 week/ $1500 month
779-0202
1(800)732-6434
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Look for our "Open Houses"
ad in today's Islander
Bystander for a full list of
open houses we're holding
today in Perico Bay Club
and tomorrow in Key Royale.

WATERFRONT
HOMES:
60 North Shore Dr. $749,900
520 58th Street..... $619,000
104 Pine Ave..... ... $565,000
8023 Marina Isle.... $549,900
520 Bayview PI .....$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
114 Park ..................... $249,000
203 76th St ................. $219,900
2408 Avenue A............ $214,900
205 South Bay (vacant lot)... $209,000
6805 Holmes Blvd......... $199,900
8314 Marina Dr ............ $179,900

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
& PERICO ISLAND:
1322 Perico Point ......... $199,900
1010 Pelican Court ....... $199,900
1016 Ibis Court............. $154,000
1276 Spoonbill Landings .. $149,000
504 Woodstork Circle .... $133,500
706 Estuary Dr............ $110,000
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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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.
HELP WANTED HOUSEKEEPING. Various duties. Part
time, own transportation, non-smoking. Beach Inn. 778-9597.

ATTENTION REAL ESTATE professionals: Bark & Company
Realty is looking for a few good associates. Generous com-
mission splits. Call Steve Bark to arrange confidential meet-
ing. 383-1717.

EVENING/SATURDAY recreation/office/light custodial assis-
tant at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Must enjoy
working with children, teens, parents. Dependable, respon-
sible. $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. Buccaneer Inn, 383-5565.
ANNA MARIA RESORT seeks conscientious, diligent, dedi-
cated, hard-working, part-time housekeeper. Flexible hours,
pleasant working conditions, generous amenities. 778-4784.
REAL ESTATE SALES associate needed for busy office in
prime location. Call Gulf-Bay Realty, 778-7244.


"WALK WITH ME..."
To select your island
property. When buying
or selling...
I can make your island
dreams come true.
ED OLIVEIRA
REALTOR
l; l WAGNEl REALTY
Sales & Rentals Since 1939
'2217 Gulf Drive North
Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
778-2246 Office
778-1751 Evenings





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CHILDCARE NEEDED for four-month old. Wednesday and
Thursday mornings. My home or yours. Experienced adults
only, please. 778-6234.

RELIABLE MANAGER TRAINEE. Various responsibilities
including deliveries. 40 to 45 hours per week, must have clean
driving record and references. Good pay. 778-1472.

AFTERNOON STAFF for recreation/education after-school
program grades K-12, weekdays 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. plus occa-
sional evenings, Saturday. Dependable, flexible team player
with recreation, education or artistic skills, compassionate
attitude for children and families. $7.50 to $9.00 hour. Drug
free Workplace. Anna Maria Island Community Center, 778-
1908, fax 778-9511.
CASHIER/DELI HELP Jessie's Island Store. 5424 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Call for appointment. 778-6903.
PREP COOK, SALAD COOK, HOSTESS needed. Full and
part-time. Mr. Bones 778-6614.
EXPERIENCED LAWN MAINTENANCE professional with
truck to operate lawn maintenance business, ownership.
Letter of interest to RWM, PO Box 24, Anna Maria, FL 34216.



BAYFRONT OPEN HOUSE
Thursday March 25 1-4 PM
657 Key Royale Drive

Come see this 3BR/2BA beauty!
Nick Patsios, Broker/Salesperson,
778-6006


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



















ENCHANTING WWTERFROT HIDEAWAY
This immaculate, picture perfect 2 or 3 bedroom, 2 bath
charmer, located in a tranquil Anna Maria neighborhood,
reflects pride of ownership both inside and out! Amenities
include spacious, fully tiled bathrooms, shinning terrazzo
floors, brand new central heat and air conditioning, and
oversized boat dock on deep,.navigable channel. The
beautifully landscaped lot is only steps to a secluded,
sandy bay beach and includes two mature Canary Island
date palms plus nine fruit-bearing citrus trees! Just
$219,000 including a Preferred One-Year Homeowner's
Warrenty! Hurry! This one won't last long!
"WIR SPECHEN DEUTSCH"

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Associates After Hours: Barbara A. Sato...778-3509
Nancy Gullford...778-2158 Monica Reid...729-3333
Susanne Kasten ... 953-3584 Sherry Sasser ... 778-1820
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SMALL RESORT NEEDS part-time cleaner and front desk.
383-1636.

HANDYMAN with carpenter skills. Dependable, honest, good
references. Top pay with at least three months steady work,
possibly full time. 778-4523.
RELIABLE PART-TIME housekeeper required. Gulf Motel,
call 779-1086.

RETAIL SALES Island Health Food Store. Experience help-
ful, will train. 778-5181.


RESTAURANT, WELL-ESTABLISHED, profitable. High traf-
fic island location; 50 seats, beer/wine; superb kitchen, great
seasonal hours, vacations. American Business Brokerage,
957-1414.


ASSISTED LIVING for the memory impaired. Cozy lakefront
home with emphasis on compassionate care. Select Group
Home. Lic. # 0006220. (941)756-1090.


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5910 Marina Dr Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call 941-778-0770 Toll Free 800 741-3772
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REALTOR.
"Wir Sprechen Deutsch"
RESIDENTIAL
PERICO BAY CLUB Kingfisher 2BR/2BA bayfront. 2 pools, ten-
nis, clubhouse, 24-hour gated security. $120,000.
DUPLEX 2BR/1.5BA each side. Family room and porch one side.
Total 2,300+ living area. 309 65th, Holmes Beach. $229,500.
WHITE AVE/BEACH ACCESS. 3BR/2BA, lot 100xl30.
Immaculate, attractive, lush landscape. $375,000.
VILLAGE GREEN. 2BR/2BA, tile roof, enclosed Florida room.
Less than a block to golf course. $118,000.
DUPLEX VILLAS WITH HEATED, CAGED POOL. 4BR/2BA
2,006-sq. ft. living area each side. Exceptional value. Loaded with
extras. Must see to appreciate. $440,000.
HOME WITH INCOME 2BR/2BA, family room, garage, lanai,
comer lot with large 1BR/I BA apartment. One block to beach. $221,900.
CANALFRONT LOT Anna Maria 75 ft. front. $175,000.
CANALFRONT, POOL 3BR/2BA $298,900.
COMMERCIAL
STYLING SALON Eight stations. Owner retiring. $39,000 OBO.
LOT C-2 Zoning.Walk to beach $150,000.
HISTORIC BRIDGE STREET 2,400 sq. ft., three stores, 150 ft. to
Sarasota Bay. Can add to size. Developing area. $355,000.
WE HAVE VACATION/SEASONAL/ANNUAL RENTALS

5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
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VACATION

RENTAL
Direct Gulffront
1BR/1BA apartments
Call for rates


HIBISCUS HIDEAWAY Live in a tropical paradise
in this cozy new subdivision. Eight units to be built
within 1 1/2 blocks to the beach. Villa style 3BR/
2BA, three breezy porches, two-car garage, light
open floor plan. Pre-construction choice of colors
and extra options. Starting at $220,000. Dial the
Duncans! Judy 778-1589 or Darcie 779-2290.











CANALFRONT 4BR/3BA home in tropical Island
setting on a natural canal. Tiered dock, boat ramp,
privacy fence, decks off living room and family
room. Updated kitchen and baths. $268,000. Call
Carla Price 778-0770 eves.

PERICO BAY CLUB
BAYBERRY MODEL VILLA overlooking a lovely
wildlife sanctuary and tidal estuary. Cathedral
ceilings, screened porch plus deck, one-car
garage. $124,900. Dial the Duncans! Judy
778-1589 or Darcie 779-2290 eves.
VILLA 2BR/2BA. Light and open, yet private. End
unit, two-car garage, gated community. $144,000.
Call Cindy Augenstein 798-3467 eves.


REALTORS


5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK MLS E2 1


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

LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appointments, air-
ports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine Cab. Serving the Is-
lands. 778-5476.

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

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

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

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

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

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

LICENSED COMPUTER SPECIALIST. Available evening,
weekend. For any computer needs, hardware, software, net-
work, commercial, private. Call 778-8473.

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, reason-
able. 778-0150.

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

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







to represent you as a
SBuyer's Broker! His latest
S' buyers saved $25,000
U on their purchase.
Ask Uncle Steve what
he can do for you.
j -- Steven M. Bark, Broker/Realtor
SBark & Company Realty
S760 Broadway Street
Longboat Key, Fl 34228 U MLS
(941)383-1717 Cellular (941)712-2335





WedebrocCjdIl)te Company
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THREE GULFFRONT

ISLAND RESORTS FOR SALE

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

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

*Casey Key
eleven units .
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$1,445,000.



Call James E. Foster CCIM
Realtor Commercial Division
Sales 941-383-5543
Eves 941-377-9793 Toll-Free 1-800-335-5543


DOMESTIC AFFAIRS thorough house cleaning. Neurotic
attention to detail. Homes, condominiums, mobile homes,
offices. Also clean-outs, spring cleaning. Garages, cup-
boards, closets cleaned and organized. Jony 798-3139.


JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns, native
plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup. Island resident
25 years. Call 778-6508.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING & MAINTENANCE Residential/
commercial, full-service maintenance, landscaping installa-
tion, 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 offer-
ing full service yard maintenance. Free estimate. 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 installation.
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.


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 references. Dan or Bill
795-5100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling contrac-
tors. State licensed and insured. Many Island references.
778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober, prompt,
finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vinyl tile, fine finish
painting, wall coverings, repairs. Paul Beauregard 779-2294.
ALUMINUMNINYL CONSTRUCTION, new installation/re-
pairs, Soffits/Fascias, screen enclosures. Insured, references.
Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.


INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free estimates.
Thirty-three year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at 778-1730.
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island service since
1975. Repairs and new construction. Free estimates, no over-
time charges. (FL#RF0038118) 778-3924 or 778-4461.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish craftsman.
Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121 Bridge St., Bradenton
Beach. 778-4335.
ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodeling, re-
pairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens, baths. Free esti-
mates. Lic#RC0045125, #RG0058589, #PE0020374. In-
sured. Call 720-0794.

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

MR. BILL'S HANDYMAN Service. Thirty years experience,
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 design service.
Quality workmanship. Lic#RR0066450. Call 795-1947.


HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS CENTER Rental units avail-
able 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 2106 Avenue B, 1BR/1BA duplex,
bright, water included $575. Perico Bay Club 2BR/2BA con-
dominium with pool, tennis $800. 3BR/2BA house $1,500.
Gulf front efficiency with pool $600. Suncoast Real Estate
779-0202.

ANNUAL, SPACIOUS VILLA. 2BR/2BA, sunroom converts
to third bedroom. Laundry, garage, fruit trees, quiet neighbor-
hood. Two blocks to beach. $900/month. 778-1589.


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OVER ONE ACRE ON WARNERS WEST BAYOU. Extraordinary NORTH POINT WATERWAY. Incredible location, just sec-
construction and beautifully remodeled. Panoramic views from bonds to Tampa Bay. Beautifully maintained home with French
nearly every room,plentyof windows. Over 3,800 sq. ft., hardwood doors to patio with pool. Reduced. $560,000. Hal Gillihan,
floors, dock. $699,900. Kathy Marcinko, 792-9122. R31079 778-2194. R34212.


ANNA MARIA ISLAND canal-front home. 2BR/2B custom
designed residence, Spanish tile flooring, cedar cathedral ceilings.
Screened enclosed porch, oversized two-car garage, boat dock. Can
see Skyway Bridge. $309,000. Don Lewis, 746-3200. R36018.


WATERFRONT
1.75 +/- ACRE ON WARNERS BAYOU, fully
irrigated with dock. Terrific home opens wide for
entertaining inside and out. 4BR/3.5B, formal din-
ing, living room and great room. Two fireplaces.
$750,000. Pat Willingham, 722-4412. R34191
SPECTACULAR PANORAMIC BAY VIEW.
Spacious 4BR home over 3/4 acre tropical
private lot on quiet dead-end street. Great
open plan, beautiful pool. $575,000. Sandy
Drapala, 794-3354 R30015
UNPARALLELED BAY VIEWS of Sarasota
skyline. Surroundings are elegant and living
is easy. Excellent value for waterfront prop-
erty. All amenities of a resort plus 24-hour
guarded gate. Various units to choose from.
Priced from $229,000. Bob and Penny Hall,
749-8220. C34359


TERRIFIC ISLAND HIDE-AWAY. Turnkey furnished, 1BR/1B
one block to the beach. Homeowners association, community
pool and lawn care. Maintenance free. $69,900. Hal Gillihan,
778-2194. D36106


MAINLAND
PALMA SOLA PARK. Large custom
pool home on double lot. 3 or 4BR/3B,
fireplace, light, bright and luxurious. Boat
dockage available. $279,000. Janet
Bellingar, 747-4345. R36019
NORTHWEST home on 3/4 +/- acre with
beautiful trees. Over 2,600 sq. ft. of liv-
ing area, fireplace, beamed ceilings,
loads of charm. $249,900. Sandy
Drapala, 794-3354 or Kathy Marcinko,
792-9122. R34995
WEST-SIDE HOME perfect for first time
buyer. 1,800 +/- sq. ft. plus large lanai.
Corner lot. 489,900. Karen Thompson,
752-0101. R36513.


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private and secluded street. Cleared
and ready to build on. $225,000. Elena
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"Quality work at a reasonable price.
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Building Restoration Water Damage
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25 Yrs Experience Island References 727-7247


Joseph Harrison Painting
Tile Roof Recoating Faux & Texture Painting
Waterproofing to Driveway Staining
Power Washing Faux and Texture
Experienced Licensed Insured Call 778-7913

Darrin Wash CARPENTRY
"A DOOR EXPERT"
Serving the Island communities since
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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.

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

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, private 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/inonth.
(941) 794-5980.
PETS WELCOME. 2BR/2BA, lovely furnished home on ca-
nal, with dock and fenced yard, in Coral Shores. Available
March 1, by the week or month. Realtor/Owner 387-0533.

SEASONAL RENTAL very nice efficiency apartment conve-
niently located on canal in Holmes Beach. Walk to 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.
APRIL CANCELLATION very nice 1BR apartment, four
houses to beach on North Shore. $400 per week, $1,200 per
month. Call 778-6139, leave message.
PRIVATE DOCK, deep water. Easy Gulf access. 778-5963.
SUMMER RENTAL 2BR/1BA house. Screened porch, com-
pletely fumished. Central A/C. 112 81st Street, Holmes Beach.
Three-week minimum. Available May 1. 813-689-0925.
SEASONAL FOR 1999/2000, 2BR/1BA duplex, downstairs.
Completely fumished. One house from beach. 813-689-0925.
THREE PLUS MONTHS available winter 2000. Reserve
now! $1350 per month. Quiet, clean, spacious, furnished
1BR cottage. 200 feet to beach. (941) 778-8571.
INDULGE YOURSELF spend the summer in paradise.
Gulffront beach house, newly redecorated, furnished, cen-
tral 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 parking, annual
lease. $1,000 per month. Available May 1. 792-6029.
FURNISHED 1BR/1BA near beach. Available May 1- Dec.
1. Seven- month lease. $700 per month. Lovely lanai and
yard. 921-0074.

ANNUAL RENTAL $375 month. Mobil home, fumished, 1BR/
1 BA, electric, water, garbage included. 55 and over community
on Sarasota Bay. Security Guards. 798-3673 Dick.

UNFURNISHED ANNUAL HOLMES Beach. 2BR/2BA,
screened lanai, studio, garage. Nice quiet area. $725
monthly. 776-1789.
SEASONAL RENTAL 2BR/1BA, completely furnished on the
Gulf. Four months, April and summer available. 794-6933.
ANNUAL RENTAL ELEVATED Duplexes 2BR/1BA and
1 BR/1BA. New decorations/carpets. Large enclosed 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.
STEPS FROM THE BEACH in Holmes Beach. furnished
1BR efficiency available now, Handicap accessible, sea-
sonal 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.
1 BR/1 BA 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.
ANNUAL FOR RENT. Beautiful remodeled Gulfview home,
2 large bedroom with den or third bedroom. Furnished or
unfurnished, washer/dryer, dishwasher, one house from
beach, large fenced double lot, pet ok, above ground pool,
large storage shed. $2,300 per month. 778-1747.
ANNUAL FOR RENT or six month minimum. Enjoy the Gulf
as your backyard, 2BR/1BA, duplex furnished or unfur-
nished. Beautiful views, close to everything, washer/dryer.
$975 per month, 778-1747.
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.
1 BR/1BA GARAGE APARTMENT, steps to the beach, small
pet welcome. $525 annual. Call Valerie Kruse, Wedebrock
Real Estate. 778-6665.

ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/1BA, second floor (private) duplex
apartment with screened porch. One short block to Gulf. Pre-
fer quiet tenant no pets! $725 per month plus utilities. Call
Carol Saulnier at Green Real Estate 778-0455.


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HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX 2BR/2BA with washer and dryer.
$700 per month. Call 795-2915.
HOMES BEACHFRONT RENTAL, near Shells Restaurant.
2BR/1BA winter $1,200 month; summer $800. 813-264-0639
or 813-962-7761.
VACATION RENTAL, open, airy, 2BR/2BA, loft. Immaculate,
two blocks from beach, two porches. $2,500 per month plus
tax. 813-969-3231.
VERMONT CONDOMINIUM FOR RENT Ascutney Mountain
Resort. 3BR/3BA, kitchen, dining room, living room, deck.
Fitness Center and pools. Minutes from Woddstock and
Dartmouth College. Available May through October. $1290
per month. Call Penny Hayden 860-674-0301.
CLEAN WELL- KEPT 1BR with screened lanai and laundry.
Steps to beach, shopping and restaurants. $540 plus. 779-1161.
BRIGHT, CLEAN, FURNISHED. 2BR/2BA close to beach
and shopping. Cable, washer/dryer. May 1 through Decem-
ber. $750 per month, 778-0510.
HOUSEMATES WANTED to share 3BR/2BA home in quiet
Holmes Beach neighborhood. Laundry facilities. No smoking.
778-0024.
ANNUAL RENTAL DOUBLEWIDE 1BR, Mobile, 55 plus
park. April 1, $395 per month plus electric and one month
security. Call 798-9261.
WESTBAY POINT AND MOORINGS beautiful turnkey with
lanai overlooking water. Annual $1,200 per month, or sea-
sonal this April or for six months next season. 778-0510.
ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH 3BR/2BA walk to beach and
boat dock. Large family room, washer/dryer, refrigerator,
stove. Clean, $1,100 monthly. 561-337-7394.
RESERVE FOR NEXT SEASON. 2BR/2BA lake view.
Holmes Blvd. $1,600 per month. Also, Anna Maria 2BR/2BA
large home on canal. $2000 per month. 778-4010.
1 BR/1BA GARAGE APARTMENT, steps to beach, small pet
welcome. $525 per month, annual. Call Valerie Kruse 778-
6665. Wedebrock Real Estate.
ANNA MARIA SEASONAL or monthly. North end, 2BR/2BA,
across from beach, newly decorated, carport, non-smokers,
no pets. 778-6832.
VACATION APARTMENTS 2BR. $450 per week, across
from beach. Some spring dates available. Almost Beach
Apartments 778-2374.
GARAGE, CARPORT, UNDERHOUSE wanted to store 16-
ft. boat April through October. Anna Maria City preferred,
Holmes Beach ok. 778-3006
ANNUAL DUPLEX AVAILABLE April 1. 3BR/2BA central
heat/air, washer/dryer hook-up, fenced yard, near beach,
front porch, kids/pets. $775 per month, references/security.
778-7431.
AVAILABLE MARCH 25 OCTOBER 25. 1BR apartment,
turnkey furnished, washer/dryer, cable. Steps from beach.
116 White Ave. $750 per month. No smokers/pets. 813-
985-6765.






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TRIPLEX Newly renovated, excellent rentals, owner fi-
nance. 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. Ap-
praised 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. De-
tailed information available in box 792-4773 owner.
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 elevated
Spanish tile floor, Berber carpet. Almost new, call 778-1163.
OPEN HOUSE 1 PM-4PM most days, call first. Waterfront
home and boat dock on Coconut Bayou. Large 4BR/4BA,
many extras. Four years new. 130 Hammock Road, Anna
Maria. Priced below appraisal 1997 at $525,000. owner/bro-
ker 778-6155.

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

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 appliances. 604 Concord
$215,000. Call 778-4523 or 800-977-0803.

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, fan-
tastic view. $249,900. Call Yvonne Higgins at Wagner Re-
alty 761-3100.
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.
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.


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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 CITY custom canalfront home. 4,200-sqft., 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 (fumished $569,000). broker participation accepted.
Call 941-778-4636 for appointment.

NORTH BEACH VILLAGE Townhouse 3BR/2BA furnished,
pool, large sun-filled deck, two-car garage. Owners here for
inquiries until March 31. 6317 Gulf Drive, Holmies 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 appoint-
ment, 778-6131 eves., 920-9631 days.

BY OWNER this charming home must be seen to be appre-
ciated. 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.
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, 16-ft. by 24-ft. lanai, covered 10,000 Ib. boat lift, 90-ft.
dock. $210,000. 747-3630.
COSTA RICA BAR, restaurant, house, cabins, camp
grounds. Nicoya-great location. Only paved road to Pacific
beaches. Electricity, water, parking expansion room.
$175,000. 778-1915.
CANAL FRONT LOT, 7,725-sqft. with dock in place. Water
access to bay and Gulf. Steps to beach. Priced under tax
valuation, $107,000. 727 Holly, Anna Maria. John Michaels,
Gulf-Bay Realty, 779-1101.
DUPLEX, ONE BLOCK to beach. Excellent rental income
and investment. $187,900. Call Carolyn Patrick, Wedebrock
Real Estate Co., 778-0700/331-9201.
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INCREDIBLE


SAILBOAT WATER!


BY OWNER this charming home must be seen to be appre-
ciated. 2403 Avenue B, Bradenton Beach. Short walk to
beach. 2BR/1BA complete with new roof, tile floors through-
out. Updated inside/out. #139,500. 778-7548.

KELLEY POINT SUBDIVISION, Jonesport, Maine. Nine plus
acres, soils approved, ocean views, tidal beach. $24,000.
Financing available. Details, write PM, PO Box 3000-280,
York, ME, 03909.

PERICO BAY CLUB by owner. Grand Cayman, 2BR/2BA,
den, glass enclosed lanai. Two-car garage. 1,600-sqft. Pretty
setting $174,900. Call 795-7434.
HOUSE FOR SALE by owner. Realtors listing expired. Reduced
$10,000, 3BR/2BA. Split design, two-car garage. 778-0024.
FLAMINGO CAY casually elegant 2,900-sqft., 3BR/2.5BA,
designed for active lifestyle. Light, bright spacious interior,
sparkling pool with brick patio, deep-water dock for larger boat
on wide part of canal. View is down, not across canal.
$299,000. Jim O'Connor Agency 755-6602.
PINES TRAILER PARK Bradenton Beach. 12-ft. by 43-ft.
furnished trailer, two sheds, lemon tree, tinted lanai, parking
for two cars in private drive. 55 and over. 778-1805.


A Paradise Rental Management, Inc.
COMPARE:
Hours of Telephone Coverage
Amount of Advertising and Promotions
International Contacts
Occupancy Rate
Total Rental Income Per Property

1-800-237-2252 or 778-4800
5201 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach


OPEN HOUSES WEDNESDAY March 24, 1p.m. to 4 p.m.
Perico Bay Club: 1322 Perico Point Circle, 1016 Ibis Court, 1010
Pelican Point, 504 Woodstork Circle, 706 Estuary Drive. Follow
the signs to see all these fabulous Perico Bay Club condomini-
ums and villas for sale! Island Real Estate 778-6066.
OPEN HOUSES THURSDAY March 25, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m: 726
Key Royale Drive, 613 Ivanhoe Lane, 657 Key Royale Drive,
631 Foxworth Lane, 624 Foxworth Lane, 620 Hampshire
Lane. Follow our open house signs to see all these Key
Royale homes for sale! Island Real Estate 778-6066.
TWO BUILDING LOTS just steps to great Anna Maria
beaches. 110 Mangrove. $165,000 each. S. Smith and As-
sociates Realtor 748-6550.
EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY All real estate advertising herein is
subject to the Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise "any
preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex,
handicap, familial status or national origin, or intention to make any such
preference, limitation or discrimination." Familial status includes children
under age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women
and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will
not 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 com-
plain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777, for the hear-
ing impaired (TDD) 1-800-543-8294.


Hi! I'm Marianne
Norman-Ellis.
For any real estate needs,
I am ready and anxious
to serve you. Call me at
Mike Norman Realty
778-6696



2 WAGNER REALTY
& 2217 Iulf drive north, bradenton beach, 1 34217


NINCE 1939

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MICHAEL ADVOCATE
REALTOR/GRI
Several Notches Above!
Knowldcie rxpcriencc DProfeionalism.
Real Estate Lecturer: NYU
Biographed in Who's
Who in American Law
F'REE market analysis of your home
Office- (941) 778-2246
Home (941) 778-0608
Pager (941) 215-4202


620 Hampshire Lane
Open Thursday & Sunday 1-4PM
This spacious 3BR/2BA canalfront home
with den, Florida room, 2-car garage is
located across from the Key Royale Golf
Course. The wide deep canal has easy
access to Tampa Bay! 85-foot dock.
$299,000.
Call Christine Shaw 778-6066.


SVisit us at our web site: http://
www.islandreal.com778-6066 1-800-865-0800
6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach. Florida 34217


Residential Commercial/Induslrial Properly Management Mortgage Loans Title Insurance Vacation Renlals


Carol S. Heinze
REALTOR/CRS
778-5059


ANNA MARIA $399,000 4BR/
2.5BA home on a canal with a boat-
house. Only one block to the beach.
Call Carol Heinze or Karin Stephan,
Realtors 778-5059. IB32204.

LOWEST PRICED concrete block
duplex on the Island. Only $139,000.
Just one block to the beach. 2BR/
1BA and 1 BR/1BA duplex. Close to
shopping and restaurants. IB36517


BEAUTIFUL BAY VIEW! Immaculate, turnkey furnished
condo. Huge rooms. Short walk to beach. Priced for quick
sale...$100,000. Ask for Karen Lohse, Realtor 751-1155.
IB36563
MAINLAND VILLA Beautiful 2BR/2BA villa with garage.
Well maintained homeowners association. Eat-in-kitchen.
Light, bright and spacious with vaulted ceilings. $88,800.
Ask for Karen Lohse, Realtor 751-1155. IB36349
BUY A CONDO FOR YOUR BOAT! 2BR/2BA waterfront
condo overlooking bayou and bird sanctuary with private boat
dock that will accommodate a boat lift plus a two-car garage.
Call Carol Heinze, Realtor 751-1155 $139,900. IB36389.


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


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


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TRUE ISLAND BARGAIN!
This great 2BR/2BA elevated home is in the heart of Anna
Maria. Nice neighborhood, close to beaches, shopping
and post office. Plenty of storage. Don't miss this oppor-
tunity to own in Anna Maria. Offered at just $169,000.









REDUCED! LARGE HOME WITH APARTMENT.
This large home on corner lot in the heart of Holmes
Beach has just been reduced to $189,000! Zoned
duplex, this home is perfect for owner occupancy with
rental income. Built on two lots (106x150) just a short
walk to the beach. Drive by 5506 Holmes Blvd., and
call today to see. This one won't last.
Call Pat Jackson at 778-3301
Ken Jackson at 778-6986
Agnes Tooker 778-5287
or Dave Sork 726-1704

Fran Maxon
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drive P O Box 717. Anna Maria, FL 34216
(941) 778-2307
Toll Free 800 306-9666
Iax # 778-7035


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















WORK FROM HOME!
Don't miss this wonderful opportunity in the.village of
Anna Maria. This large home with apartment on two lots
has zoning that allows many uses. Perfect for artist gal-
lery, gift shop, office space or hair salon. This large cor-
ner location offers 260 feet of road frontage with ample
room for parking. Offered at the reduced price of
$199,000. Third vacant lot also available for purchase.
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 P 0 Box 717 Anna Maria, FL 34216
(941) 778-2307
Toll Free 800 306-9666
Fax.# 778-7035


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




OPEN HOUSES

Today, Wednesday March 24 1-4PM
PERICO BAY CLUB

1322 Perico Point Circle
1016 Ibis Court
1010 Pelican Point
504 Woodstork Circle
706 Estuary Drive
Follow the signs to see all these fabulous
Perico Bay Club condos and villas for sale!

Tomorrow, Thursday March 25 1-4PM
KEY ROYALE

726 Key Royale Drive
613 Ivanhoe Lane
657 Key Royale Drive
631 Foxworth Lane
624 Foxworth Lane
620 Hampshire Lane
Follow our open house signs to see all
these Key Royale homes for sale!

Stop by the office for a map or a ride
to tour the properties! See you there!


Visit us at our web site: http:,
wuw.islandreal.com778-6066 1-800-865-0800
6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach. Florida 34217


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ISLAND DUPLEX Newly listed duplex with
excellent Holmes Beach location and short
walk to prime beach. 2BR/1BA each side with
central heat and air and cement block
construction. $175,000. Call Dave Moynihan
778-2246/778-7976 eves.


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


PRICE DRASTICALLY SLASHED to
$159,900 $145,000. 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 778-2246/778-0608 eves. #333567


PLAYA ENCANTADA 2BR/2BA unit, located
tennis court side of first class Gulffront
complex with pool/spa, tennis and on-site
manager. Offered at $154,500. Call Dave
Moynihan 778-2246/778-7976 eves.










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


PERICO ISLAND PATIO HOME 2,320
square foot floor plan. 4BR/3BA spacious
area with loft. Private serene setting surround-
ing in-ground heated pool on extra large lot.
$255,200. Michael Advocate 778-2246/778-
0608 eves. #30186


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Open Tues.Fri. 10-3PMSaL & Sun I-.PM
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PRIVATE ISLAND RETREAT! Spacious Gulffront
home with 110 ft. Gulf frontage on your own
natural beach. Breathtaking views from this 3BR/
3BA home featuring spacious master suite which
comprises second floor of home. Room for pool
and/or lower deck. Situated on two Gulffront
lots! $869 6 0. PRICE REDUCED!

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


DUPLEX WITH GULF VIEW! 100 ft. to Gulf offering two
turnkey units in Anna Maria. Recent refurbishments
are added features to this popular rental property.
Offers 2BR/2BA and 2BR/2BA plus den. Quiet neigh-
borhood and natural beach. Asking $419,500.



Since
1957 4
MARIE LIC REAL ESTATE
FRANKLIN REALTY BROER
"We ARE the Island."
9805 Gulf Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria. Florida 34216
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250


GULFFRONT SHOWCASE

Directly on Gulf Beach, this newer
3BR has plantation shutters, Ander-
son windows, solid oak spiral stair-
case, two-car garage. Wood deck
overlooks white sandy beach. Enjoy
beautiful sunsets over the Gulf.
102 31st Street, Holmes Beach Quality and beauty throughout.
$795,000
Call Jane Tinsworth R.S. Olson jaB etter
at 795-3000 RealEstate,Inc. I I H9


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ST. ELSEWHERE

BY LLOYD E. POLLET / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ


ACROSS
1 Chew (out)
5 Roost, so to
speak
10 -fi
13 Photo marrer
19 Sore
20 Lines on sonar
screens
21 The "O" of
Cheerios
22 Packing a
wallop
23 Blessed side
dish with hot
dogs?
26 Bakery
attractions
27 Rocketeers
28 Parts that are
thrown away
29 Cleaner's
challenge
30 Cattle in a cattle
drive
31 Cool cat
32 Sinn-
33 German
industrial family
36 Angling
equipment
37 Submarine-
launched missile
40 Expiration
41 Tot's
hair-setting
equipment?
44 Singer
DiFranco
45 Woods critter


46 "Star Wars"
princess
47 Site of a helix
and antihelix
48 Hellenic letters
49 0. J. Simpson as
Sa bard?
53 Portuguese
king, 1861-89
54 Putterers
58 Fencing action
59 Palooka
61 Homes for
struggling
artists
62 "Happy Days"
character
63 Chili con care
ingredient
64 Natives of
Mork's home
planet
65 Racer Andretti
66 Shakespeare's
Duke of-
67 Garden beauty
68 Critic at Cape
Canaveral?
70 -- impasse
71 Treasure on the
Spanish Main
72 Twelve--
73 Color of le ciel
77 John
78 Physician at
home where the
buffalo roam?
83 Hospital caution
84 Money derived
from an old
union
86 Related on one's
mother's side
87 Flummox
88 Badgers
89 Satisfying
sounds


91 At the home of
92 Subordinates of
99-Down
93 New Testament
king
94 Patent medicines,
supposedly
98 One of the
Pirates of
Penzance
100 Hadrian's Wall?
102 Famous landing
point
103 Jackie's second
104 Inventor Howe
105 "Phooey!"
106 Egrets and such
107 Actress Carrere
108 Past: Fr.
109 Emmy-winning
Thompson
DOWN
1 Barbara,
familiarly
2 "Rent- "
(1988 flick)
3 "Hold up!"
4 Keystone, e.g.:
Var.
5 Hostage
situations
6 Roused
7 1950's British
P.M.
8 Ceiling
9 Part of a school
10 Whoosis
11 Brittle, say
12 "--Easy"
(1977 hit)
13 Takeoff place?
14 Tidbits
15 Dreamland
16 Provisions in
Hell?


17 Black fly
18 Certain celeb
news shows
24 Modern
notifications
25 Pond denizen
31 Persian Gulf
port
32 Like one debate
side
33 Fast-food inits.
34 Uruguay, for one
35 Classic card
game
36 French
beverages
37 Noel
38 Like some
defensive
basketball
players
39 Adolescent
nickname
41 Round units
42 "Psycho" co-star
43 Some froufrou
46 Lummoxes
48 Calculus pioneer
49 Pounding parts
50 University in
Worcester,
Mass.
51 Musical London
52 Begin a plant
relocation
53 Bed
54 "It's-!"
(thumbs-up
reply)
55 Kind of vows
56 Like the beasts
on Noah's boat
after 40 days and
40 nights?
57 Prepare


59 Battleships and 68 Actor Calhoun 79 T.L.C. givers 91 Like some cigars
war, e.g. 69 Sends packing 80 See 62-Down 92 "- Smile"
60 Ethnic New Year 70 -- king 81 Register (1976 hit)
celebration 73 Cantankerous 82 Boys of song 94 Gab
62 With 80-Down, oldsters 83 Mysterious 95 Dough for pizza
peach center 74 Smith or 85 Ready for 96 Detective's need
63 Archbishop of Taylor harvest 97 Cousin of Mlle.
New York, 75 Sushi offering 87 Express 98 Circular--
1968-83 76 Beehive State 89 Fudge 99 See 92-Across
65 N.F.L. coach Jim athlete 90 Artist 101 Pavement
66 Wine from 78 Bookmark Toulouse- caution in
Verona alternative Lautrec California


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