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Canal commission to city: anybody there?
By Pat Copeland
Feeling they have been left in limbo, Holmes
Beach canal commissioners have asked the city com-
mission to formally act on their final report and recom-
Canal commissioners issued the report in January
and city commissioners discussed it at a work session
in February. However, city commissioners made no
move to accept the recommendations or give further
direction to the canal commission.
According to the city's comprehensive plan, the
canal commission was to issue a report by December
starts city pier
By Susan K. Kesselring
It's more than they wanted to pay.
Now the question is whether Anna Maria Oyster
Bar Inc. will take the bait from the City of Anna Maria
to retain its restaurant on the city pier.
Negotiations are now underway as Anna Maria City
commissioners have settled on the price they would like
for rent and will present its proposal to the lessee.
The price tag will come at a cost of more than 40
percent over what the corporation proposed to pay at
the start of lease discussions.
Vice Mayor Robert McElheny proposed, and the
other commissioners and the mayor agreed, that a base
figure of $5,000 per month, or $60,000 per year, plus 6
percent of sales would be a fair price for the city pier rent.
The term of the lease would be five years with two
five-year renewal periods.
McElheny said this would yield the city approxi-
mately $90,000 per year. He arrived at this figure by
taking the base rent of $5,000 per month and adding an
additional $2,500 per month based on restaurant and
bait shop sales of $125,000 a month. McElheny based
his figures on collections from the Bradenton Beach
City Pier concession.
He said basing the rent on a percentage instead of a
flat rate is the fairest method for both parties because it will
yield a good return when the economy is thriving and
wouldn't be a hindrance to the lessee in slower times.
Presently, the lessees,.Phil and Ben Seay, pay
the city $2,375 per month, or $28,500 per year. Anna
Maria Oyster Bar Manager John Horne and the
$73,000 per year
in rent for afive-
year term with
terms to be
Seays proposed to pay the
city $48,000 per year, or a
$19,500 increase, in Janu-
In spite of a
consensus to the contrary
at last week's pier lease
workshop, Mayor Chuck
Shumard drew up a differ-
ent proposal based on a
flat rate rent instead of a
percentage. He said sale
figures are hard to verify
and he's more comfortable
with a flat rate. He also
said he would like to make the tenant happy and he
[Horne] is not happy with the percentage deal.
Shumard's proposal is $73,000 per year in rent for a
five-year term with two five-year terms to be renegotiated
at the end of five years. Each year $ 1,000 would be added
to the lease amount for a period of five years.
He said he'll give his new proposal to the commis-
sioners and let them decide whether they want to
present Home with his new proposal or the percentage
arrangement they approved by consensus.
PLEASE SEE PIER, NEXT PAGE
1998. Originally charged with studying the feasibility
of dredging the city's canals, commissioners said the
focus slowly changed during the 18-month research
"We were able to see in most practical terms how
canal maintenance is part and parcel of a larger
stormwater management program," the report stated.
In the report, commissioners stressed that dredging
of the canals should be seen as part of the large picture
of stormwater management. They recommended that
when the city commission is ready to tackle the issue
of dredging, it should hire consultants to prepare and
manage the project.
They further recommended that the city commis-
sion expand the focus of the canal commission to in-
clude stormwater management, expand its member-
ship, rename it the Stormwater Task Force and begin
developing a stormwater master plan.
"We got informal response, which was favorable,
but we want to know if we have the authority to
change our name and follow through with our recom-
mendations," Chairman Bob Jorgensen stressed. "We
need a formal reaction."
Canal commissioners have since discovered
PLEASE SEE CANAL, NEXT PAGE
Boat burns in bay; no injuries
Robert Bloink, aboard "Jet Stream," snapped pictures of "Bella Veloce" as it burned near marker 63 in
the Intracoastal Waterway off Anna Maria Island, approximately two from the Anna Maria Island
Bridge. Bloink says he came upon the Florida Marine Patrol Officer (pictured) "sleeping with his radio
off" and requested he assist the burning ship. Another samaritan aboard the boat "Sea Gypsy" rescued
five persons from the yacht after the vessel signaled for help at approximately 5:30 p.m. For more on the
blace, see inside. Islander Photo: Courtesy of Robert Bloink
Building official discussion
continues in Bradenton Beach
By Paul Roat
Bradenton Beach elected officials are starting to wind
down the application process for a new building official,
and there is at least one familiar name on the list.
City commissioners will discuss the hiring process
at a work session, probably later this month. It is ex-
pected that they will toss those applicants who do not
have state certification that permits immediate approval
of new construction or remodeling of homes in the city.
Of the seven applicants who have responded to
date from ads for building official, two meet state
qualifications as a building official Thomas P.
Forbes of Summerland Key, Fla., and G.J. "Whitey"
Moran, currently of Islamorada and formerly building
official in Bradenton Beach, according to acting build-
ing official Jerry West, who doubles as head of the
building department for Bradenton. Two other appli-
cants appear to hold state certifications: Darrcl Hill of
Orlando and Roger Titus of Winter Haven.
The position became vacant upon the resignation
of Bill Sanders on March 10. Sanders' salary was
$39,414.96 per year; the building official job is adver-
tised to pay between $28,000 and $41,000 annually.
There are a slew of certifications required by the state
to be a building official. Forbes has them all but a plumb-
ing sign-off, according to Mayor Connie Drescher, and
she said Forbes should still be considered a viable con-
tender. Moran has all required state certifications.
Other applicants are: Jonathan Briggs, Topsail
Beach, N.C.: James A. Carolan, Bradenton: and David
A. McDonald, Bradenton.
Moran was Bradenton Beach Building Official
from August 1994 to February 1996. when he left
due to political pressure. At the time, Moran said the
city "... is in a state of political unrest at the present
time, and since I have never had any desire to be
PLEASE SEE BUILDING, NEXT PAGE
APRIL 7, 1999
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ItB PAGE 2 APRIL 7, 1999 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Anna Maria seeks
Anna Maria Mayor Chuck Shumard is advertising
for a new city clerk.
City Clerk Peg Nelson resigned from her post with-
out notice on March 29.
Shumard said the clerk resigned "due to her health
S and wanting to devote more time to her family."
The advertisement for Nelson's replacement ran in
local Sunday newspapers. It states the City of Anna
Maria is seeking a city clerk/treasurer and further
states, "This is responsible administrative work in re-
cording and maintaining official records and finances
of the city ... and requires exercise of considerable in-
dependent responsible judgment."
According to the ad, applicants must have exten-
sive experience in business management and account-
In an apparent attempt to. shield applicants,
Shumard asks in the advertisement that "resumes be
sent to the personal/confidential attention of the
However, according to the 1999 Government-In-
The-Sunshine Manual, applications for employment
are subject to public inspection under Florida Statute
The closing date for applications is Friday, April 9.
Shumard said he plans to appoint and head a com-
mittee to interview applicants.
Nelson's salary was $33,208 annually. The high-
est paid city position is the public works director at
Canal commission in
limbo in Holmes Beach
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
that a stormwater master plan is required by the
comprehensive plan and is being developed by
Gerald Smelt, a planner with the Tampa Bay Re-
gional Planning Council.
"Gerald is in the process of developing one, but he
can't complete it accurately until other overlapping
issues are resolved," Public Works Supervisor Joe
Duennes explained. "It might be a year or more."
Overlapping issues include meeting requirements
of the National Pollution Discharge Elimination Sys-
tem and the state's flood mitigation program.
Members also reiterated a request made in March
that city commissioners dedicate six canals which were
never dedicated to the city. They agreed that dedication
would be essential if the city ever developed a compre-
hensive dredging plan.
Duennes reported that the county's utilities de-
partment will distribute a survey that canal commis-
sioners developed. The survey covers topics such as
flooding, collapsed drains, canal depths, collapsed
and damaged seawalls and pollution and odor in the
city's canals. The survey will be included with next
month's utilities bills.
Pier talks continue
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
At the first round-table discussion, Commissioner
Doug Wolfe questioned whether the corporation for the
pier lease was still a valid entity because the name of
the corporation has changed as well as the officers.
At that meeting, Wolfe said he recently learned a
letter sent to former City Clerk Peg Nelson dated Sept.
24, 1996, states the corporate name for Anna Maria
City Pier operation is Anna Maria Oyster Bar Inc. The
letter is signed by John Horne as president.
City Attorney Bob Hendrickson looked over the le-
galities of the issue and responded to Shumard by letter.
He said, "There is nothing in this letter to conclude
that Seay Brothers Properties has assigned the lease or
sublet the premises to Anna Maria Oyster Bar Inc."
Hendrickson also advises that the city include a pro-
vision in its new lease requiring the tenant to be actively
involved in the operation of the business to some degree.
It was agreed that all exterior maintenance be the re-
sponsibility of the city and the interior of restaurant, bait
shop and rest rooms would be the responsibility of the
This would be a departure from the original lease,
Minor incidents don't mar Easter
for thousands at beach
A "positive police presence" produced a posi-
tive Easter Sunday weekend for beachgoers at Co-
quina Beach. With more than 10,000 people en-
joying the perfect weather on the sand, police said
three incidents were the only blemish on the day,
and produced one arrest.
There was one quarrel that never came to
blows between a group of beachgoers, according
to Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale.
Another unrelated incident resulted in the arrest of
Monico Garcia-Vera, 19, of Fort Meade, after he
allegedly pointed an unloaded 9mm semi-auto-
matic handgun at a 15-year-old youth. Garcia-
Vera was charged with aggravated assault.
Special said the only other problem occurred
after a 14-year-old youth grounded a personal wa-
tercraft near shore, throwing him into mangroves.
He was treated at the scene for minor injuries.
"We thank the sheriffs' office for their assis-
tance in this weekend's holiday activities," Speciale
said. "Thankfully, nothing of incident happened to
mar our visitors' weekend at the beach."
The large number of people at the beach on
holidays cause an intensification of law enforce-
ment personnel, Speciale said, and Easter saw 21
members of the Bradenton Beach Police force
and Manatee County sheriff's deputies on hand at
the popular beach at south Anna Maria Island.
Honoring former Mayor Katie Pierola
Bradenton Beach residents and officials gathered to honor one of their own last week -former Mayor Katie
Pierola, the recipient of a key to the city and personage of the new Katie Pierola City Commission Chambers
at city hall. Pierola served as mayor of the city from 1989-95 and led the charge for Island beach
renourishment and the first Community Development Block Grant in the Bridge Street area. "It would be safe
to say that without Katie's massive efforts, Bradenton Beach would probably not be the vibrant, growing city
that it is today, Mayor Connie Drescher said. "This is just out of the blue, Pierola said, "and look! it is
blue!" she said of the plaque honoring her tenure as mayor. Attendees at the reception in her honor included
the full current commission, former Bradenton Beach Mayor Barbara Turner, Holmes Beach Mayor Carol
Whitmore, Bradenton City Councilwoman Saundra Rahn and dozens of citizens. Pictured with Pierola, front,
is the current Bradenton Beach City Commission: Gail Cole, Bill Arnold, Berneitta Kays, Drescher, and John
Chappie. Islander Photo: Paul Roat
which states the lessee is responsible for maintaining the
Public Works Director Phil Charnock said Horne
spent $22,500 last year maintaining the pier, and the city
pitched in $5,000.
He estimates the city will spend $25,000 a year for
maintenance if it doesn't get a matching-funds grant of
$100,000 it applied for in September. The grant would be
used to renovate the pier, but an answer won't be forth-
coming until July.
McElheny said the terms of the lease would be con-
tingent on receiving the grant, though it shouldn't affect
the money side of negotiations.
Wolfe said many of the residents he talks with are
more concerned about the safety of the pier than how
much money the city should get for it.
McElheny proposed setting aside $2,500 a month
from rent collections for the purchase of land across from
the city pier.
He said the city could try to find some grant money
to help with the purchase.
"It's desperately needed, whether it be for parking or
just green space. I see that corner becoming a real night-
mare if another commercial structure goes in," he said.
The lease terms and proposed rent, whether the
commissions' or Shumard's version, will be submitted
to the lessee for the start of negotiations.
Building official hiring
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
involved in politics ... I cannot at the present time
continue to carry out the many duties that are re-
quired of my office."
Moran and former Mayor Leroy Arnold had
been engaged in an ongoing feud when commission-
ers requested Moran provide a report on merging
building and public works departments. Moran did
so, determining at the time that a merger could be
cost effective. He also said the building official po-
sition should receive more than the current wage,
bumping the salary to $42,000 a year.
Arnold then opposed the plan, decrying any city
employee making that sum. Moran quit.
City commissioners are expected to review the
applicants and decide on a process to hire a building
official by mid-April. City Commissioner Bill Arnold
and West will review the applicants and offer a sug-
gested "short list" for commission review.
As City Commissioner Gail Cole put it, "I believe
a building official is like a police chief-- we need to
screen the applicants very carefully and be very thor-
ough and thoughtful to see we get the right person."
in boat fire
An electrical short started a fire that damaged a 65-
foot yacht cruising through the area Friday. Five people
aboard the yacht "Bella Veloce" were evacuated with-
According to the U.S. Coast Guard, the fire was
noticed on board the vessel near Intracoastal Waterway
Marker 63, about two miles north of the Anna Maria
Island Bridge, at about 5:30 p.m. "Sea Gypsy" took the
five passengers and the boat operator, Patrick Ellis,
from the vessel. Coast Guard crew transported West
Side firefighters to the boat to extinguish the fire.
Witness Robert Bloink, aboard "Jet Stream," said
the hull glowed and bulged on the outside in one area
but no flames were visible as black smoke billowed
from the engine room.
U.S. Coast Guard Petty officer Dan Jenkins said
there was a "hot spot" on the boat's hull, but no other
The boat was documented from Grand Cayman
and was en route to Boca Raton, the vessel's home port,
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore has asked
the Manatee County Commission to appoint any
elected official from one of the three Island cites or
the Town of Longboat Key to a seat on the Manatee
County Tourist Development Council. The term of
office has expired for the seat held by the City of
"It is my understanding that the TDC is consid-
ering extending the City of Palmetto's seat instead
of filling it from another city that has applied,"
Whitmore said in a letter to the county commission.
"The Island cities have waited for their turn to serve
Streetlights still painful reminder
in Bradenton Beach
Lights in the historic old-town district in Bradenton
Beach still need repair, after more than a year. The
lights tend to leak whenever there is heavy rain, a
fault that apparently lies in the manufacturer's
design. Meetings have been going on for months,
while the light globes which fill with water have
rusted. City commissioners have said they hope to
have the light problem corrected later this spring.
Islander Photo: Paul Roat
on the TDC and feel that you should follow your
bylaws and fill the vacant position with an elected
official from the Island."
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N APRIL 7, 1999 0 PAGE 3 IEG
may dump vehicle
Don't rush out to get a resident sticker for your
vehicle's bumper for hurricane season just yet.
Members of the Island Emergency Operations
Center will discuss the fate of the stickers and consider
replacing them with a hanging tag, similar to a handi-
capped vehicle tag, at their next meeting April 14.
Other topics slated for discussion are revising
guidelines for evacuating residents with special needs,
purchasing a sandbag machine and coordinating the
new phone systems in Bradenton Beach and Holmes
Beach city offices with the IEOC's phone system.
Anna Maria City
4/12, 7:30 p.m., Planning and Zoning Board
4/13, 7:30 p.m., Commission work session
4/8, 6:30 p.m., Board of Adjustment
4/15, 1 p.m., Commission meeting
4/8, 7:30 p.m., Commission work session
4/14, 10 a.m., Island Emergency Operations
Center, Fire Station 1, 6001 Marina Drive,
4/14, 7:30 p.m., Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center Board of Directors, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria.
4/15, 6 p.m., Anna Maria/West Side Fire
Commission work session followed by meeting,
Fire Station 4, 407 67th St. W., Bradenton.
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Holmes Beach City Hall: 708-5800
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Fire districts to stay with assessment fee
By Pat Copeland
Millage is not an option.
So declared Anna Maria/West Side Fire District
commissioners recently during work on a combined tax
structure for the merging districts.
"It would be a grave error to go to millage," said
West Side Chairman Rob Elliott. "The purpose of the
merger is to increase services and reduce costs."
"I agree," Anna Maria Commissioner John
VanOstenbridge added. "We need to let the public know
that we are not thinking of going to a millage rate."
Establishing a tax structure was once again the
major topic at the third merger work session. The pro-
cess calls for the creation of a new district with a single-
tax method and rate.
Currently both districts use the assessment method
for levying taxes. This method is based on a use cat-
egory whether the property is residential, commer-
cial, travel trailer or vacant. The residential and com-
mercial categories have a base rate plus a square-foot-
For example, the base rate for a residential assess-
ment in the Anna Maria district is $65 plus 5 cents per
square foot over 1,000 square feet. In the West Side
district, the residential assessment base rate is $75 plus
4.75 cents per square foot over 1,000 square feet.
Travel trailers and vacant lots are assessed a flat
rate of $52.50 and $4, respectively, in the Anna Maria
district and $75 and $4 in the West Side district, respec-
tively. There.are 450 vacant lots in the Anna Maria
district and 500 in the West Side district.
A millage rate, as used by the cities and county to
tax property owners, is based on value. The tax is the
value of the property multiplied by the millage rate. For
example if the property is valued at $100,000 and the
millage rate is 2 mills, the tax would be $2,000.
Fire Chief Andy Price presented comparison tax
figures for nine parcels in each district using a millage
rate of 1.1 mills in the Anna Maria district and 1.4 in
the West Side district.
"I tried to use ones with similar dollar values," Price
said. "I calculated the present assessment and what the
millage would be based rates equivalent to the same
amount of money we're getting through assessment now."
In the Anna Maria district, an average home of
2,143 square feet with an assessed value of $124,748,
would be charged $122.20 at the present assessment
and the millage rate would be $137.22. For an average
commercial property with 4,473 square feet and a value
of $286,633, the assessment would be $323.65 and the
village would be $315.29.
For the West Side district, an average home with
2,661 square feet and a value of $98,399, the assess-
ment would be $130.14 and millage would be $137.75.
For an average commercial property with 5,193 square
feet and a valued of $266,382, the assessment would be
$530.44 and the millage would be $372.93.
Vacant lots would have the greatest increase under
a millage rate. They are currently assessed a flat $4 fee,
but if taxed on value using a millage rate, the increase
would exceed $200.
"If we went to a millage rate, commercial and
lower value residential property would have a decrease
and the average residential property would have an
increase," Price noted. "The advantage of millage is
that we don't have to do any work because the county
keeps track of the value. In assessment, we have to
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keep track of square footage, use and type for 20,000
parcels in the two districts."
VanOstenbridge pointed out that even if the mill-
age rate stays the same, the cities and county get more
tax dollars each year because the value of the proper-
"The public doesn't realize that, so the public's not
on their back," VanOstenbridge noted. "But when we
raise the assessment a penny a square foot, the public's
up in arms that we're raising taxes."
Despite the advantages of a millage rate, commis-
sioners agreed that the assessment method is fairer for
"My suggestion is that we create an assessment
rate that allows for growth but blends the two districts'
rates together," Price said. "We can also look for other
options because there are many things our legislative
acts don't address, especially in commercial."
For example, a marina has a high dollar value and
possible high dollar loss but it isn't a building and doesn't
have square footage, Price said. Other examples are con-
dominiums, travel trailer parks and motels.
Commissioners also agreed on the makeup of the
new board, which will have two members from each
district and one at-large member. In the first election,
one member from each district will serve a two-year
term and one from each district will serve a four-year
term. The at-large member will serve a four-year term.
"We'll have to create precincts in order to do that,"
In the area of consolidating or assigning indebted-
ness, Price said the districts will combine their loans.
Currently West Side's is $166,000 and Anna Maria's
is $72,000, for a total of $238,000.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 APRIL 7, 1999 0 PAGE 5 I]
What's old is new again in Anna Maria
By Susan K. Kesselring
Citizens of Anna Maria wishing to serve on the
code enforcement board now have an opportunity to do
so. A five-member panel is being reorganized after
being disbanded last year.
The commission unanimously approved the ordi-
nance at a March 23 meeting. It is similar to the old one
with a few minor changes. Contact Deputy City Clerk
Jerice Wing at 778-0781 for more information.
In other news:
There are new benches in the park outside city
hall. Recycled benches replaced the concrete benches,
and at Commissioner George McKay's request the old
benches were donated to the Anna Maria Island Com-
McKay said upon removing the benches, city
workers trampled the gardens with their tractor and
disturbed some plants.
Mayor Chuck Shumard said the roots remain intact
and no permanent damage was done.
Addressing the commission, resident and Plan-
ning and Zoning Board member John Michaels
breathed new life into an old issue.
He said, "Before the election there was a vigorous
discussion going on about beer and wine licenses. It got
very quiet again. I think a lot of people are interested
in seeing that resolved and I wonder what is going to
happen with it."
Shumard said, "We'd like to see it resolved too, but
we open a can of worms every time it comes up. People
would not mind if Sign of the Mermaid or Ato's got
that license, but we don't want to open the door to oth-
ers wanting the same treatment." Shumard said the city
attorney is involved with the issue.
Speaking to the mayor, resident Diane Canniff said,
"You speak for some of the people, but not all the people
because some people would mind if they get that license."
It's bare behind resident Richard Cary's house at
203 S. Bay Blvd. He would like the city to hold to its
promise to plant new trees to replace the old mangroves
that were removed during a recent stormwater drainage
Cary said he signed a contract with the city in
August. The agreement stated that if he granted the city
a temporary construction easement, the city would
plant trees across the rear of his property to provide a
visual screen against the drainage swale. The work was
completed in December and Cary wanted to know what
the holdup was.
Charnock said he's been having a time trying to get
a plant that is drought tolerant and that will not inter-
fere with the power lines.
He said the city will be planting Silver Button-
woods, a native, drought and salt tolerant plant, in the
next two weeks.
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Bob LoPiccolo of the Anna Maria
Island Kiwanis Club presents a check
for $2,650 to Pierette Kelly, director of
the Island's Community Center, to be
used in children's programs. The check
represents proceeds from the "Sweet-
hearts Dance, of which LoPiccolo was
chairman. That's Kiwanis President
Larry Cory applauding.
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l] PAGE 6 0 APRIL 7, 1999 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
We're insulted and you should be too, if you're
an Anna Maria City taxpayer.
The negotiations for a new lease for the city's his-
toric pier are a sham.
Foremost, the mayor and commissioners have vio-
lated the Sunshine Law, by one commissioner's admis-
sion. In one instance, Mayor,Chuck Shumard asked
commissioners privately to give him a memo with their
"suggested" rent figure. He continually negotiates be-
hind closed doors.
We ask, "Why not discuss the issues at public
Add insult to injury when, after the commission
agreed to negotiate based on a set fee plus a percent-
age of sales, the mayor decides to offer the tenant a set
rent because, he claims, the tenant isn't happy with
the percentage package.
Since when does the city negotiate on behalf of its
tenant rather than its citizens? And why does the mayor
bend over backwards to make the tenant happy when
his commission has decided otherwise?
Plus, the tenants have asked for a major shift in re-
sponsibility to be relieved of pier maintenance.
To top off the insults, the tenant, who for all pur-
poses is John Home, was willing in 1995 to pay the
City of Bradenton Beach far more thanhas been nego-
tiated in Anna Maria for the restaurant and bait fran-
chise on its pier.
In 1995 Horne submitted a proposal offering
Bradenton Beach $1,000 per month or 15.5 percent
of gross sales, whichever was greater, for its pier
According to Home's revenue projection at that
time, the city would have netted $57,300 if he held the
contract, versus the $44,700 the city received that year.
The Bradenton Beach City Commission awarded
the franchise to the lease holder for terms slightly lower
than Home's offer, basing its decision on the operator's
past track record and character.
In fact, more than $100,000 was paid to Bradenton
Beach for pier rent in 1998 based on a flat fee of $1,000
a month or 12 percent of gross sales, whichever is
Bradenton Beach does maintenance on the struc-
ture largely through grants while the tenants
maintain the restaurant facility.
It's a win-win situation in Bradenton Beach.
When Anna Maria's pier lease negotiations began,
Home produced overwhelming character testimonials
before the commission and we certainly don't dis-
pute he's a friendly and generous businessman.
But, we do question whether the lease has been
assigned to Home and his corporation by Phil and
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Ben Seay, who do not appear to be involved in the
The real purpose of the lease negotiations appears
to have gone astray from the get-go.
With the obvious success of the franchise opera-
tion, and the shift in maintenance responsibility, the
I read with interest the article about excessive noise
emanating from an Anna Maria pub, and the efforts of
nearby residents to curb it. We had a similar problem
in Holmes Beach, and it took neighborhood residents
over a year of diligent effort to quiet the live bands and
loud juke box.
I hope you have strong elected officials who will
listen to the residents, personally investigate the situa-
tion, and act on their findings. We did not have that
luxury. Our mayor was unsympathetic. When I met
with him, he told me it was my problem and to settle
Neighborhood residents called the police, but we
were told there was "no violation of the law." We
signed a petition, but were told the signatures were no
good unless notarized. We brought in notarized letters
- 16 of them but were told we'd have to go to the
code enforcement board. We did that, and were told the
board saw no problem.
It took the action of a new mayor who wasn't afraid
to address the noise problem. With his assistance, we
finally saw strengthening and enforcement of our noise
Unfortunately, when there is no "big issue," the
majority of residents do not vote (too busy? don't
care?) or do not vote intelligently (research candidates,
attend city council/commission meetings) and then they
deserve what they get.
People tend to ignore a disturbance if it does not
affect them directly. They fail to realize that if they do
not stand up for their neighbors in solving a problem,
they could be next. Remember it is not the residents that
trash your neighborhood, but those coming from else-
Darlene Doran, Holmes Beach
city has a right to expect monetary benefits. The
city's purpose in negotiating new terms to extend
Home's lease should be based on track record, abil-
ity to produce income from its property, qualifica-
tions and experience.
But don't insult our intelligence.
We want to thank Jo and Frank Davis, owners of
Harrington House, for their exceptional hospitality
the night of the fire at Playa Encantada. They gave
"bed and breakfast" to quite a few of us who were
evacuated. Their quick response and kind offer was
As I lay in bed that night, in the beautiful Gulf
Side room, 1 turned to my husband and whispered.
"I've always wanted to stay at Harrington House."
We also want to thank the Fire Department, po-
lice, Red Cross and all the other wonderful neigh-
bors who came to our aid.
Eneo and Marilyn Moroni, Holmes Beach
Blues go on
in Anna Maria City
I would like to thank Tip of the Island Pub for
providing locals with quality entertainment.
It's the best music we've had locally since the
John Bailey Group played many years ago at the
Stumble Inn, the Allman Bros. appeared at Oar
House and Derek Trucks played at Turtles.
I also like the fact that we no longer have to
travel to Sarasota, St. Petersburg or Tampa to hear
quality blues bands.
There is a positive side to the harassment that
the Tip owners endure from Anna Maria city
government, the sheriff's officers and complaining
neighbors: The building hasn't burned to the ground,
as did the Oar House when neighbors at the trailer
park across the street complained of loud music.
Future generations: beware. There will be no fun
or enjoyment within the city limits of Anna Maria.
Michael Haupt, Anna Maria
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THOSE WERE THE BAYS
Part 6, The Bean/Hall Story
by June Alder
A crew works
on the Plant
road under the
watchful eye of
The last spike
was driven on
Jan. 22, 1884,
just two days
The year 1883 was a decisive year
for Tampa.'That was when two railroad
tycoons raced one another to get to
Tampa first. Ex-Confederate Gen. J.B.
Gordon ran one railroad company. Yan-
kee financier Henry B. Plant was his ri-
The prize to the swiftest was a small
fortune in land grants along the right-of-
way. The catch: the line had to be com-
pleted from Jacksonville to Tampa by
Jan. 24, 1884.
In the spring of 1883 Plant accumu-
lated a number of small rail lines and
started to link them together. The big-
gest problem was going to be the 72
miles of uncharted wilderness between
Kissimmee and Tampa.
The Plant Investment Company was
chartered June 6, 1883. By June 16,
Plant's representatives started hiring la-
borers, mostly blacks from plantations.
Gordon made a splash in July by
building a railroad wharf at the end of
Tampa's Whiting Street. Plant con-
structed his wharf and railroad yards at
the end of Polk Street.
Lumber and steel began coming in
by schooner in August, and saw mills
operated day and night. By then
backwoodsmen and cowhands were
showing up in droves to pick up jobs,
and the town throbbed with railroad fe-
ver. On Aug. 21 the Tampa Journal re-
ported the first accident: "Lee Ferris,
son of Josiah Ferris, fell off a paddycar
on which he had thumbed a ride and was
Plant's first two locomotives arrived
disassembled on Sept. 1. The day their
boilers were first fired up the mighty
blast brought everybody out into the
streets to watch the goings-on.
Meanwhile, businesses were boom-
ing in anticipation of the railroad era.
Several hotels went up and on Hallow-
een the Bank of Tampa opened with
much hoopla. When a 7,000-pound
bank safe was unloaded from the
steamer Lizzie Henderson it had to be
hauled up from the wharf on a log cart
pulled by eight mules. But the safe was
so heavy a wheel collapsed and the
mules gave out. It would take several
days before the safe was installed.
The crowning moment for Victor
Plant came on Saturday, Dec. 1, when
he stepped off the first train with a bevy
of dignitaries it was the first time
he'd ever set foot in Tampa.
Nine-year-old Johnny Jones, son
of lawyer John R. Jones (who was des-
tined to settle on Anna Maria Island a
short time after George E. Bean) re-
membered that day clearly. He wrote
five decades later in his memoirs:
"When the diminutive wood-burn-
ing coaches came puffing into Tampa
the entire populace lined the tracks,
cheering and firing guns and revolvers.
The town presented a gala appearance,
the buildings festooned with bunting
and congratulatory signs.
"To add to the general hilarity, sev-
eral barrels of liquor, donated by local
saloon-keepers, were placed in the court-
house with tin cups attached. A banquet
was given that night by Mr. Plant for the
leading citizens and their ladies. It was
held in the new opera house, and cham-
pagne was served in abundance.
"Unfortunately, most of the said
leading citizens were not acquainted
with this beverage and its potency. It
tasted good and went down easily, un-
like the whiskey and warm beer they
were used to imbibing. The result was
that the few cabs available made many
trips carrying some of the celebrants
home, while a boisterous crowd pa-
raded down the main streets blowing
out the kerosene lamps, to the exas-
peration of The Law in the person of
the solitary watchman.
"The next day circuit court had to be
adjourned owing to the sudden indispo-
sition of many members of the bar."
Teetotalers Abbie and George
Bean of course didn't engage in the ri-
otous revelry. But George owed a lot to
his fellow Connecticut Yankee. In
years to come he and his sons all would
work in some capacity either for
Plant's railroad or on his ships trans-
porting phosphate, citrus, cigars and
many other products world-wide.
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City OKs bid for 58th Street drainage work
By Pat Copeland
A drainage project to correct pooling stormwater
at 58th Street and Marina Drive will commence soon,
said Holmes Beach Public Works Supervisor Joe
"Some time ago a filling station was in the location
of the garden center," Duennes explained.
"The area was found to be polluted by the filling
station. In the process of cleaning up the pollution, the
existing [storm drain] pipe collapsed and must be re-
The city received three bids to replace the pipe,
install two catch basins and repave the area. Bids were
$16,887.90 from Gator Asphalt, $12,880.50 from
Huffman Trucking Inc. and $8,858 from the
By Paul Roat
Beautification of Bradenton Beach buildings
may continue, but it won't be any time soon.
The Bradenton Beach City Commission has
approved a $3,300 contract with the architectural
firm of Eatman & Smith for renovations to the city
police building on Highland Avenue and Cortez
Road. It is expected the plans will include both in-
terior alterations and exterior landscaping, similar
in design to city hall.
Eatman & Smith, a Bradenton Beach firm, also
designed the renovations to city hall. Cost to do the
renovations to the facade, redesign of the interior
space, and landscaping of city hall was about
$160,000. It is expected that the proposed renova-
tions to the police department would be substan-
tially less than that amount.
Although approval to draw up the plans for the
"The low bidder did not include the repaving at a
cost of $1,200," Duennes noted. "By adding it to the
$8,858, it is still well below the next highest bidder."
Commissioners approved Drivewaymen's bid and
separately approved up to $2,000 for the repaving
Commissioner Pat Geyer asked where the city will
get the money for the project.
"I recommend that we take it out of the contin-.
gency fund, which will still leave you well over
$60,000," City Treasurer Rick Ashley said. "I'll be
coming back to you in the month of April to redo this
year's budget now that we've closed out the build-
ing. The cash carryover at the end of the fiscal year
was higher than we had anticipated. When we go
back to the public hearing process, that would be one
option for some of our smaller projects."
renovations has been given, there is no funding
available as yet to do the actual work.
Police Chief Sam Speciale said he hoped to
use grants or funding sources other than property
taxes to have the work done.
"The first building people see when the
come across the bridge to the Island is the po-
lice department," Speciale said, "and it basi-
cally is a dump."
Also expected to be included in the renova-
tions of the police department will be use as an
emergency command center during hurricanes.
The building has one of the highest elevations on
the Island and therefore would be less likely to
flood during storms.
Funding for the architectural plans will come
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he has changed his previous recommendation to re-
move the north median on Marina Drive in front of
"Those lanes are not very wide and drivers kept
hitting the traffic delineators [poles separating the turn
lane from the through lane]," Romine explained. "We
talked about removing the median to give the lanes
more width. We removed nine of the delineators to
provide better access to the marina and that seems to
have solved the problem."
The benefit of removing the median does not out-
weigh the negative aspects of the cost for the work and
the loss of a street light, Romine said.
"The median is a natural thing to slow drivers
down when they come into that area and if we open it
up, they will speed up," Romine added.
It may not be the Rose Parade but Anna Maria
Mayor Chuck Shumard hopes the city's millennium
parade will be the Island's grandest.
At last week's meeting of the Coalition of Bar-
rier Island Elected Officials, Shumard invited the
other three Island. cites to join the city's parade
slated for Dec. 4.
Shumard said the city will also invite Island
civic, cultural and social organizations to build floats
for the parade.
Shumard is in the process of securing bands
from local high schools and other organizations to
march in the parade. He said he has had one confir-
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City gets funds for defibrillators
Rock 'n' roll benefit Saturday
Friends of the late Lou Fiorentino will hold the
second annual benefit for the Lou Fiorentino Memo-
rial Scholarship Fund on Saturday, April 11, from 4
to 9 p.m. at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. The event
is co-sponsored by the Anna Maria Island Priva-
teers. The benefit will feature entertainment by Rock
Bottom and the Cutaways and the popular Island
band, The Resistors. There will be food, a cash bar,
a kissing booth with Island lovelies, raffle prizes and
a silent auction. A $5 donation at the door will be
requested with children under 16 admitted free. The
scholarship fund is a memorial to Fiorentino, a long-
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By Pat Copeland
The city has received an anonymous donation to
purchase four defibrillators, Holmes Beach Police
Chief Jay Romine announced last week.
The donation of $11,217.40 will be used to pur-
chase life-saving equipment for the city's four marked
patrol cars. The donor asks that the only reference to
his identity be "a gift by a Key Royale resident in
memory of his spouse," Romine said.
When a person goes into cardiac arrest, the heart
goes into ventricular fibrillation and the heart actually
begins quivering like a bowl of jelly. The defibrillator
delivers an electric shock to the heart muscle to correct
the imbalance in the rhythm.
"The use of defibrillators by police officers is a
popular trend across the country in an attempt to do
everything possible to assist individuals who have suf-
fered a cardiac incident and can be saved by the use of
these devices," Romine said.
Members of the Anna Maria/West Side Fire Dis-
trict will train police department personnel to operate
"The device is very simple to use," Fire Chief
Andy Price said. Once it is hooked up to the patient, it
analyzes the heart's rhythm and tells the operator
whether a shock should be administered, he said.
Several years ago the .fire district added
defibrillators to its equipment list after Price and mem-
bers of the fire commission lobbied the county for per-
mission to use them. The combined fire district now has
11 defibrillators that have been used about half a dozen
times by firefighters.
"It is the policy of the police department to respond
to every EMS call within the city and we are often the ones
to arrive first at the scene," Romine noted. "It only makes
sense to provide our officers with devices that have proven
to be effective and simple to use. Without this generous
donation, it is doubtful that the department would have
been able to provide this valuable and possibly life-sav-
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According to the American Heart Association, sud-
den cardiac arrest causes more than 300,000 deaths each
year in the U.S. because defibrillators arrive on the scene
too late. If defibrillators were more widely available to first
responders, 20,000 to 100,000 lives could be saved.
Island police to join
county traffic team
Lt. Dale Stephenson of the Holmes Beach Po-
lice Department announced last week that the de-
partment will participate in a countywide effort to
enforce traffic laws.
Stephenson said the effort is the result of a re-
cent Manatee County forum in which residents
complained that police don't focus enough attention
on drivers who run red lights and stop signs, speed
and drive carelessly.
As a result, all local law enforcement agencies
have joined to form the Law Enforcement Traffic
Team. The team will periodically patrol the 12 most
dangerous areas of the county, including the Island.
"Every couple of weeks one of our officers will
join the team for one shift," Stephenson explained.
"The team will target one area and all of the team's
seven or eight officers will patrol that area. They will
be out to enforce the law and will be writing tickets."
Stephenson noted that although driver impa-
tience and carelessness cause many of the problems,
in some cases the problems are caused by other fac-
tors, such as poor design.
"Poor design affects a lot of our roadways on
the Island because they were designed many years
ago before traffic volume was so high," Stephenson
Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale
said his officers will also participate on the traffic
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Eleanor Merritt will describe her award-winning
mixed-media works at a public social of the Artists
Guild of Anna Maria Island starting with refresh-
ments at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 12.
Merritt characterizes her works as "spiritual im-
ages emerging from her subconscious reflecting
memories of places and events in her life as well as
reaffirming her strengths as a woman and a mother,"
said guild director Zo6 Von Averkamp .
The meeting will be at the fellowship hall of the
Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach. Details may be obtained at
Island library sets
With a special art exhibit in place through the
month, the Island Branch Library has announced its
schedule for April.
The art exhibit features pottery by Debron Keller-
McCartney, mixed-media works by Bob Johnston and
quilts by the Sharing Quilters. The library, at 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, is opens at 10 a.m.
daily and remains open until 8 p.m. Monday and
Wednesday, 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursdays, 5 p.m.
Friday and Saturdays. It is closed Sundays.
Activities there this month:
Monday, veterans service officer (by appoint-
ment only, call 749-3030) 1 to 4 p.m.
Tuesday April 13, AARP tax assistance 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m. Also on that day, Friends Program Series,
with Phyllis McEwen and her one-woman show por-
traying Zora Neale Hurston, 3 p.m.
Wednesday April 14, Friends Book Club at 10:30
a.m. Wednesday April 14 and 28, Family Storytime
at 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday April 7 and 8,
AARP 55-Alive seniors driving program, 12:30 to
Friday April 9, VITA assistance filling out tax
forms, 1 to 4 p.m.
Saturday April 17, Holmes Beach Civic Associa-
tion meeting, 10:15 a.m.
Episcopal women will
Agnes Didricksen and Bert Cornish will be hon-
ored for "faithful service for many years" when the
Episcopal Church Women of the Church of the An-
nunciation meet at 10:15 a.m. Thursday, April 8.
Also at the meeting at the parish hall, 4408 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach, Rev. Park Allis will discuss
"The Chaplaincy Program at Manatee Community
College." Information is available at 778-1638.
Set aside Thursday
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Classes in Tai Chi Chuan, the centuries-old Chi-
nese therapeutic and preventive mental and physical
discipline, will be offered from 10 to 11 a.m. each
Thursday for eight weeks beginning April 8, at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magno-
lia Ave., Anna Maria.
Jerry Royer of Lee's White Leopard Kung Fu
School, of Bradenton, will teach the Wu styles.
For additional information, contact the Center at
Library open house
The Friends of the Island Library will sponsor an
open house from 5 'til 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 14,
at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
This will show off for fellow Islanders the
organization's freshening-up of the 17-year-old build-
ing with new paint, carpet, meeting room furniture
and check-out desk.
The Anna Maria Island String Quartet will pro-
vide background music and refreshments will be
served. "We promise, no speeches," said a spokes-
Nicole Elizabeth Quigley of Holmes Beach has
graduated from Appalachian State College in Boone,
N.C., with a bachelor's degree in communications. A
graduate of Manatee High School, she is the daugh-
ter of John and Ellen Quigley of Holmes Beach and
granddaughter of Joan Burke of Anna Maria.
"Off to Never Never Land With Mary Martin" will
be staged as a one-woman historical and musical show
by the Longboat Key Center for the Arts Thursday,
It will be presented by Damaris Peters Pike at 7:30
p.m. at the center, 6860 Longboat Drive S. in
Longbeach Village at the key's north end.
Ms. Pike has done one-woman shows throughout
the U.S. and France, each based on an historical char-
acter from a 12-century nun to a 20th-century diva,
Tickets at $12 may be purchased at the center, and
further information may be obtained there or at 383-
Famous author portrayed
at Island library
The Friends of the Island Branch Library invite the
public to the last event in its 1998-99 program series.
Performance artist and poet Phyliss McEwen will
portray Dr. Zora Neale Hurston at 3 p.m., Tuesday,
Hurston is known as the most famous resident of
Eatonville, Fla., the historically all-black city just out-
side Orlando. She was a major figure of the Harlem
Renaissance and one of the most celebrated writers and
folklorists of the country.
The free program is funded by the Florida Humani-
ties Council. Tickets will be available at the Island
Branch Library's circulation desk two weeks prior to
the event, with a limit of two per person. Tickets must
be presented at the door on the day of the program.
For further information, call the library at 778-
6341. The library is located at 5701 Marina Drive,
Missoula auditions set
Auditions for the Missoula Children's Theater pro-
duction of "Cinderella" will be from 4 to 6
p.m.Monday, April 12, at the Manatee Players
Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton.
The production, based in Missoula, Mont., casts chil-
dren kindergarten through 12th grade, plus assistant direc-
tors. Rehearsals will be from 4 to 8:30 p.m. daily until
"Cinderella" is staged at 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, April 17,
at the theater. Information is available at 748-0111.
Off island happenings
"The Matchmaker" comedy will run from
Wednesday, April 14, through May 2 at the Jane B.
Cook Theatre in the Florida State University/Asolo
Center for the Performing Arts, 5555 N. Tamiami Trail,
Sarasota. Details are available at 351-9010.
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Stars shows and laser lights lead the program at
Bishop Planetarium and Snooty will star at the Parker
Aquarium for the April-May program.
The two institutions, plus the South Florida Mu-
seum, are at 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. They are open
seven days a week through April, weekdays from 10
a.m. to 5 p.m., Sundays from noon to 5. Regular hours,
closed Mondays, will resume in May.
"Worlds in Motion" star shows in the planetarium
are at 1 and 4 p.m. daily, showing how the earth and
other objects move through space.
"Laser Swing," a light show.set to big band music, is
at 2:30 p.m., artistic impressions in light to the old tunes.
Friday and Saturdays at 8 p.m. the sounds of
Jimmy Buffett are presented in a laser show titled "Par-
rot Head Jam."
Presentations about Snooty the manatee and his
poolmate Mo are at 12:30, 2 and 3:30 p.m. daily.
Martin "Marty" Alexander Christiansen, 82, of
Minneapolis and Anna Maria, died March 29, in Min-
nesota Veterans Home, Minneapolis, Minn.
Born in Richfield, Mr. Christiansen came to Anna
Maria in 1979. He was a member of St. Bernard Catho-
lic Church, Holmes Beach.
He was an All-American fullback at the University
of Minnesota. A.U.S. Marine Corp. veteran, he fought
in the South Pacific during World War II. He retired
as a Minneapolis police officer and was former owner
of Marty's Standard Oil.
Services were held in Minneapolis on March 31.
He is survived by his wife, Catherine; three sons,
Marty Jr., of Apple Valley, Pat of Orlando., and Mike
of Bloomington; six daughters, Marcia of Minneapo-
lis, Sandy of Minneapolis, Diane Kasprzyk of Apple
Valley, Jackie Omundson of Bloomington, Kathy
Patterson of Bloomington, and Sharon Lepel of
Brainerd; 15 grandchildren; and four great-grandchil-
Patricia L. Hendricks
Patricia L. Hendricks, 70, of Holmes Beach, died
March 30, in Blake Medical Center.
Born in Indianapolis, Ind., Mrs. Hendricks came to
Manatee County from Indiana in 1970. She was co-
owner of Hendricks Real Estate, Holmes Beach. She
was a member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Holmes
There will be no service. Memorial contributions
may be made to the American Heart Association, 2975
Bee Ridge Rd., Suite B, Sarasota, FL 34239.
She is survived by her husband Charles B.; three
daughters, Donna L. Hood of Palmetto, Candace R.
Young of Green Springs, Ohio, and Rebecca S. Zoll of
Belville, Ohio; 18 grandchildren; and 10 great- grand-
Alfred Hart Robson
Alfred Hart Robson, 91, of North Palm Beach, died
March 31, at home.
Born in Tampa, Mr. Robson moved to Anna Maria
Island in 1944, where he lived until 1975.
He was an artist for Tampa Electric and a designer
of buildings in the Tampa Bay area. He co-founded the
Florida Maritime Historical Society and often lectured
throughout the state. He was instrumental in founding
and building the Episcopal church on Anna Maria and
served on its first vestry.
Robson's life was marked by a love of the sea,
from building his first sailboat at age 9 to building the
houseboat that was his home for 14 years.
Robson is survived by his wife Gwendolyn Hack-
ney Robson; a sister, Evelyn Robson Stelmat of
Belleair; a brother, Leslie "Jack" Robson of St. Peters-
burg; two daughters, Suzanne Robson Dahlvik of St.
Petersburg and Judith Robson Holly of West Palm
Beach; four grandsons; and two great-grandchildren.
Goldia Smith, 74, of Bradenton Beach, died March
30, in Manatee Memorial Hospital.
Born in Saxton, Ky., Mrs. Smith came to Manatee
County from Franklin, Ohio, in 1969. She was a food
preparer at the Seafood Shack. She was a member of
the Moose and Ladies Auxiliary of the American Le-
Visitation was held at Griffith-Cline Funeral Home
and burial was in Manasota Memorial Park.
She is survived by a daughter, Melinda Smith of
Bradenton Beach; a son, Robert of Wellington, Ohio;
two sisters, Georgia Depew and Daisey Logsdon, both
of Franklin, Ohio; a brother, William B. Helton of
Middletown, Ohio; and three grandchildren.
Goldina Telander, 92, of Holmes Beach, died April
2, at home.
Memorial service will be at a later date. Shannon
Funeral Home, Westview Chapel, is in charge of ar-
rangements. Memorial contributions may be made to
Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd.,
Sarasota, FL 34238.
Born in Sullivan, Mo., Mrs. Telander came to
Manatee County from Shenandoah, Iowa, in 1958. She
was a retired social researcher. She attended Palma
Sola Presbyterian Church. She was a member of the
Key Royale Club and was associated for 25 years with
the Institute for Social Research at the University of
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Soon-to-be-lslanders reunited after 35 years
By Jim Hanson
Liz Moran has her Lisa back after 35 years. Soon,
they'll both be on Anna Maria Island. There is some
confusion, of course, having two Lisas. Both welcome.
Moran had her first Lisa literally torn from her
arms just after birth, and had given up ever seeing her
An unwed pregnancy was absolutely unacceptable in
1963 in upstate New York. Liz was 18 then, just out of
high school. Her parents just hated the pregnancy and Liz
spent three months in a home for unwed mothers.
"Nobody is on your side," she recalls now.
She named her baby Lisa Ann and was holding her
in the hospital when "someone snatched her right out
of my hands and said 'You're not supposed to hold
her.' I didn't see her again. She was adopted. My par-
ents set it up, and they said I signed for it but I didn't
Liz went to work for IBM and her career was
zooming when she was fired for having had a baby "out
of wedlock," as the saying went. She married, had an-
other baby whom she named Lisa, still pining for her
Her husband died, IBM was out of the question, so
Liz started cleaning houses for a living. Liz married
again and moved to New Jersey, where she started a
When her second husband died Liz "stuck a pin in
a map and it hit Bradenton, Florida. I'd never heard of
it, but I came here with Lisa Lisa Monica, I mean;
Lisa Ann, never even knew about me for a long time, I
guess. I got ajob housecleaning, started my own busi-
ness again." She's still at it on Anna Maria Island.
Lisa Monica finished Manatee Community Col-
lege, married, moved to Maryland, had a child of her
own, got into computers.
"Lisa found Lisa by computer," said Liz. "We
found out she had been looking for us, too."
Liz called, they talked every day for weeks, and
then her first daughter came to visit. "She looks just
like me," Liz said. "Same walk, same expressions."
She had not been adopted by a childless dentist, as
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It's all coming together at Island school
By Janet Aubry
Special to The Islander
The Kronus Community Technology Center board
had a great time at a World of Work meeting March 24,
when they gave the go-ahead to purchase equipment
for 10 personal computer stations, five-plus Macintosh
stations and additional video-editing, graphic-design
and robotics stations.
All equipment is expected to arrive within the next
few days and will be installed in the newly completed
building on the Anna Maria Elementary School campus.
Also reported at the meeting, Manatee Technical In-
stitute has identified the KCTC as a pilot community-out-
reach program, which will enable evening class partici-
pants to be taught by the MTI technical computer staff.
Other good news announced by AMES Principal
Tim Kolbe and Guidance Counselor Cindy Harrison
included a decision to install the school's new reading-
lab software at KCTC and identification of a well-
qualified candidate to teach children during the day.
Anna Maria Island Community Center Executive
Director Pierrette Kelly has offered to work with Cindy
Harrison to find grant money to train and pay nine AMES
teachers who are interested in spending time after school
helping children in need of additional learning time.
Kelly and KCTC board member Janet Aubry have
long been advocates of finding ways to combine the
resources of the school and the Center to better address
children' after-school needs.
"KCTC is a good start," Aubry said, "especially
now that after-school reading-help within the context
of the computer lab will be available.
Don Schroeder and Aubry reported they are in the
process of identifying potential corporate partners to
help endow KCTC and ensure its ongoing financial sta-
bility. Aubry and restaurant owner Ed Chiles have
someone interested that they hope might be "the one."
George Vensel and former AMES Principal Jim
Kronus heaved a combined sigh of release at all the
good news. They have worked long and hard together
for more than three years to see the project to fruition.
Larry Tyler, board treasurer, announced the good
Janet Aubry, Don Schroeder, Cindy Harrison and Principal Tim Kolbe.
news/ bad news, saying, "The good news is we spent
all of our $30,000 to buy the computer equipment,
which, thanks to MicroAge's Shari Holtmeier, came
packaged with a lot of extra software that we would
have had to pay for separately.
"The bad news is there is no furniture upon which
to place the new equipment nor chairs to sit on and no
money left to,purchase them," Tyler said.
Using furniture specifications and pricing provided
by Vensel, Aubry said she would do her best to raise
$2,500 by next week when-the computers are expected
to arrive to purchase 20 stations and 10 chairs.
She said she has furniture ordered and promised for
delivery in time, but has no idea yet how she'll pay for it.
Please contact her at 778-1196 if you wish to con-
Schroeder closed the meeting offering his thanks
to George, Jim, the KCTC committee, the three Island
cities, Longboat Key, Manatee County Public Schools,
Allen Bobo and Ron McDonough, Frank Davis and
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Bystander, Manatee Technical Institute, the Anna
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Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce.
"Their names will appear on a plaque in the new
center as we are on our way to another success story for
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Things are stirred up now
Oh, happy day.
Chalet Suzanne, a magical bed and breakfast in the
heart of Florida, is the perfect place for a honeymoon.
We should know.
David Wayne Futch and Bonner Joy Presswood
were married March 31 at this special Central Florida
bed and breakfast inn, famed for food and hospitality
delivered with grace by the Hinshaw family.
Owner Vita Hinshaw witnessed the beautiful mo-
ment in the Autograph Garden where hundreds of
couples over the decades have stated their vows and
added personalized ceramic tiles to the semi-circular
wall bordering the garden.
There's something fascinating, funky and out of
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marble carillon monolith, Bok Tower, and a Swiss cha-
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Nestled in Polk County between Bartow and
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'Chalet Suzanne, a pastel hodge-podge of pink,
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balconies and courtyards, was created by Bertha
Hinshaw in 1931.
The inn evolved from a failed business venture
between the Hinshaws and cheese king J.L. Kraft.
Plans to create a golf community on the Hinshaw's
acreage ended with the Great Depression and Carl Sr.'s
death in 1931, leaving Bertha a widow with two chil-
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Bertha, determined to make a living for her fam-
ily doing what she knew best, threw open her doors
and welcomed visitors to her new venture, Chalet
Soon after, Mr. and Mrs. Duncan Hines discovered
the Chalet and included it in a Christmas-card mailing
to their friends, which later became "Adventures in
Good Eating," one of the first travel-leisure books in
After World War II, son Carl returned to help his
mother rebuild from a fire. With no money and few
building materials available, one wing of the stable and
several out buildings were added to the family play-
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of the present-day restaurant.
Daughter-in-law Vita is the matriarch now and her
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Our dinner for two with a $60 bottle of Optima
cabernet sauvignon came to $288, including gratuity.
That does not include the 1990 Dom Perignon cham-
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Our meal was worth every penny.
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The Chalet's gourmet soups are known worldwide
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Attention to detail is imperative to the Hinshaws.
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who will learn the benefits of recycling, but for all
members of the community. Spent disposable car-
tridges can be dropped off at the school's drop-off
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support the school is through the school's partner-
ship with area businesses that contribute a percent-
age of its sales to the school.
The school is a participant in Albertson's Stores
Community Partners Program, which electronically
credits a percentage of sales to the school, up to a
maximum of $1,800 per quarter.
Purchasers who have a Community Partners card
simply request the checkout clerk to scan the card at
any time during checkout for credit to the schools
account. The card can be used throughout the coun-
Target also has a partnership with the school.
One percent of a customer's total bill is credited to
the school's account if customer uses a Target credit
card and designates the school. In addition, up to 5
percent can be donated if customer buys General
PTO President Joyce Karp said last month they
received a check for approximately $70 from Target.
Karp would also like to remind people to con-
tinue or start saving boxtops from General Mills
products. She said $50 was raised the first year for
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
March 27, underage possession of tobacco, 100
South Bay Blvd., Anna Maria City Pier. The deputy
observed the subject with a lit cigarette and issued
March 29, lost/stolen tag, 2519 Gulf Drive,
Sharkey's. The complainant said she last saw her ve-
hicle tag while dining at the restaurant.
March 31, domestic assault, 100 block of 12th
Street North. The complainant reported a distur-
bance and the officer observed the victim and sub-
ject outside arguing. He said the subject smashed out
the living room window and noted that the sofa was
flipped over and the residence was in disarray.
The officer said the subject placed his hands be-
hind his back and begged to go to jail several times.
He said the subject became loud and abusive and
was placed in custody. The officer said when the
subject was placed in the sheriff's transport van, he
knocked himself unconscious by banging his head
on the wall: EMS responded to check the subject.
March 31, burglary to an occupied dwelling, 1800
Gulf Drive, La Costa condominium. The victim re-
ported an unknown person entered the room and re-
moved a waist pack valued at $15 containing an airline
ticket, a bottle of prescription medication valued at $30,
a driver's license, $75 in cash, credit cards, a set of keys
and prescription sunglasses valued at $200.
March-26, assist sheriff's deputy with a pos-
sible burglary in progress, 10000 Gulf Drive,
Bortell's Lounge. No evidence of a burglary was
found, said the report.
March 26, theft of a bicycle valued at $150,
7300 block of Palm Drive.
March 26, suspicious, 5600 block of Guava.
The complainant asked the officer to tell his neigh-
bor not to play basketball in the driveway because
-'-Tre-baHi rolls into his yard. The officer said he can-
not forbid the neighbor to play basketball in his own
Thieves hit two neighboring establishments in
the Island Shopping Center in Holmes Beach, mak-
ing off with decorations just before Easter.
Flowers and potted plants were stolen from the
front of Chez Andre restaurant and the gallery of
the Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island.
The thieves struck on two nights running, so
that the gallery felt obliged to move its surviv-
ing flowers and a potted tree inside to the display
yard. The officer suggested the portable basketball
hoop and pole be positioned so the balls would roll
in a different direction.
March 26, suspicious, 600 block of Crescent
Drive. The complainant reported she observed two
subjects exit a pickup truck, take photos of her yard
and leave. A patrol request was issued.
March 27, petty larceny of a bicycle, 6500
block of Flotilla Drive.
March 28, noise, 300 block of Clark Drive. The
complainant reported loud music and juvenile subjects
drinking. The subjects fled upon the officer's arrival.
March 28, suspicious, 600 block of North
Pointe Drive. The complainant reported a body in a
back yard and the officer located the subject asleep
in the yard. The subject said he had been out with
friends and they dumped him. He said he could not
find his way back to Gulf Drive and fell asleep in the
yard. The officer transported him to Gulf Drive.
March 28, theft, 500 block of 74th Street. The
complainants reported small things around the resi-
dence have been disappearing; then they discovered
a large amount of children's' clothing and car clean-
ing equipment were missing.
March 28, 101 66th St., Beach Inn. The com-
plainant reported an person unknown slit the win-
dow screen in a unit and rifled through a guest's
suitcase but did not take anything.
March 29, assist EMS, 5604 Marina Drive,
Domino's Pizza. The officer responded to assist
EMS with an intoxicated subject lying on the ground
and transported the subject to his residence.
March 30, warrant arrest, 4500 block of Gulf
March 30, traffic, 82nd Street and Gulf Drive.
The officer stopped the subject, who was traveling over
the speed limit and had no rear light on his motorcycle.
A check showed the driver had no motorcycle endorse-
ment. The-officer issued a citation and a warning and
transported the subject to his residence.
March 30, alarm, 3232 East Bay Drive, Subway.
The officer responded to a robbery alarm and the em-
ployee said an intoxicated subject had threatened him.
He said his manager had instructed him to activate the
alarm any time there was a problem. The officer ad-
vised the employee of the proper use of alarms.
March 31, suspicious, 100 block of 31st Street.
The complainant reported three juvenile subjects
were attempting to enter a vacant residence by re-
moving a screen and climbing in the window. They
fled when they saw the complainant. The officer
contacted the rental agent who said three young per-
sons had been in the office ard obtained a list of
properties for rent.
March 31, found property a bicycle, 6200
block of Holmes Boulevard.
March 31, disturbance, 3200 block of Sixth
Avenue. The complainant reported the subject was
intoxicated and had broken a window and left the
residence. The officer advised her to call if the sub-
If you have information that may. help solve
crimes, contact Crime Stoppers at 747-COPS. You
may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000.
Plants stolen from neighbors
"Volunteers from this nonprofit guild partici-
pated in the recent spring spruce-up of the shopping
center, donating both time and money for paint and
plants," said a gallery spokesperson. "The result has
been pleasing to everyone."
And with Easter looming, she wished "A very
happy Easter to the many ... and a basket of rotten
eggs to the few."
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Little League standings
Island Animal Clinic
Air & Energy
Swing into spring
Artist/designer Janet Test handcrafted this hammock,
made of PVC lattice work and plastic chain. The
hammock can be seen at the Rod & Reel motel, where
Test is a manager. Husband, Todd Test, helped with the
construction. Islander Photo: Edna Tiemann
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Lucas, left, and Dr. Ernie Estevez of Mote.
Mote catboat raffle
to benefit fund
Mote Marine Laboratory is running a sailboat
raffle to benefit its technicians fund, which helps re-
search technicians at Mote with their education.
David Lucas, Bradenton boatbuilder, has built for
the raffle an 11-foot gaff-rigged catboat, now on dis-
play in the aquarium courtyard. A trailer goes with it.
Entry for the raffle is $5, with forms available at Mote.
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All games played at Community Center at 7p.m.
April 12 Kiwanis vs. WMFD
April 13 Bali Hai vs. Haley's Motel
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April 12 Quality Builders vs. Air & Energy at 5 p.m.
April 14 Wagner Realty vs. Island Animal Clinic at 5 p.m.
All games played at Community Center
April 13 Island Real Estate vs. Bridge St. Pier & Cafe at 5 p.m.
April 10 Harry's Continental Kitchens vs. VFW at 9 a.m. at Community
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Big boat show this week
Three hundred boats and free rods and reels for
kids will be featured at the Suncoast Boat Show this
week at Ken Thompson Park on City Island, off the
south ramp of the New Pass bridge.
The 17th annual boat show will be from noon
. Thursday, April 8, until 6 p.m. Sunday, April 11.
S. New to the show this year are the Kids' .Fishing
Ss Clinics, where experts teach youngsters cast netting,
Sknot tying, tackle selection and rod and reel casting.
Each child completing the clinic will get a free rod and
reel while supplies last, said a show spokesman.
SThe boats will be moored at extensive docks in-
Sstalled for the show, along with smaller craft displayed
Seashore. A marine accessories.tent will.be nearby.
rear n Live music is scheduled throughout the show
Si aboard a floating cocktail barge. A swimwear fashion
S show will be on stage next to the concession area.
7 Dealers and manufacturers will offer "many buy-
Sing incentives which are lower than normally offered
outside the show," Said Lau Gutshall. He is president
Sh of the Suncoast Marine Industries Association.
Hours of the show are noon to 7 p.m. Thursday, 10
a.m. to 7- p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday. Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for children 6
to 12, free for the under-6ers. Further information is
available at 388-5493.
300-boat show on A.M.I. i .
Scene of the 17th Suncoast Boat Show Thursday-Sunday at Ken Thompson Park on City Island. Mote
Marine Laboratory and the Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary are at middle left, New Pass Bridge at top
center, Longboat Key at upper right. Date Low High Rainfall
March 28 58 82 0
Selby seminar explores treetop life March 29 64 86 0
"Life in the Treetops" and an award for a teacher Cooley Theater. The free public event will cover tech- March 30 65 85 0
are keeping Dr. Meg Lowman busy. She is director of niques used by scientists in the tree canopy, many of March 31 67 81 0
research and conservation at Marie Selby Botanical them developed by Dr. Lowman. April 1 68 86 0
Gardens in Sarasota. The award was $2,000 from the Sarasota Garden April 2 70 85 0
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Growing, warning: population boom
As the car carriers start to fill and Interstate 75
clogs with northbound visitors heading home, Island-
ers have time again to catch their breath and smile at
surviving yet another "season."
We've now got a few weeks reprieve to enjoy the
sun, sand, and surf before the growing summer season
hits with its throng of visitors to Anna Maria Island.
I've always thought that April and October are the pret-
tiest months in the state; the temperature is moderate,
the pace relaxed and the crowds thinned. Enjoy while
And if you thought the traffic was bad last month,
just think about what the folks at the Southwest Florida
Regional Planning Council have concocted an even-
tual Florida build-out population of 91 to 101 million
We've got 15 million people here now. If you think
February traffic is bad, multiply the cars on the road by
six and you're starting to get the picture of what Florida
could be like one day.
Regional planners took all the comprehensive
plans in the state and worked out the numbers using
maximum density figures and average per-household
populations under existing zoning rules. The maximum
population under the formula was a little more than 101
million people. By subtracting land that would have to
be used for new and improved roads, stormwater run-
off areas, schools and other land uses, they came up
with the 91 million number.
Before you skip away from this column with the
thought that, "Well, it can't happen here the Island's
already built out!" remember that the potential always
exists for developers to buy up houses and build more
units than currently exist under existing zoning. Buy
three houses, tear 'em down and build five, so to speak.
And also remember that development in the cen-
ter of the state will pump a lot of people into the Sun-
shine State who will want to enjoy their sunshine on the
beach or bays. That means they'll have to come
through here to get there.
It's not a total doom-and-gloom concept, though.
Planners admit the maximum build-out number is pos-
sible but probably not probable. As a Sierra Club offi-
cial put it, under the 101-million plan "Florida would
look like the most blighted parts of Los Angeles spread
across the entire state."
Let's hope that our elected'officials and citizen
watchdog groups will take the planning exercise under
advisement and use caution in allowing future growth.
And remember that Anna Maria and Bradenton
Beach will follow Holmes Beach's lead in reviewing
and revising comprehensive land-use plans in the next
year. Now is the time to start thinking about shaping
how the Island should look in the next 100 years, rather
than looking back and saying, "Gee, we should done
it like THAT way back when."
Back then, and coming at us
The last few years have been some of the busiest
hurricane season on record, both in number and inten-
sity of storms. Now, hurricane prognosticator
extraordinary Dr. William Gray is saying we're going
to be in for it again this summer.
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New officers of the Anna Maria Island Power Squadron on deck at the Seafood Shack's Showboat at their
installation: left to right, Emil Niosi, Terry Holland, Pat Whitaker, Charles Stealey and Orlo Blake. This is the
squadron's 41st year of teaching safe boating on the Island and in Manatee County.
Gray has this crystal ball-like computer model that
factors in global weather conditions to come up with a
1999 season that will have 14 named storms, nine of
them hurricanes with winds of more than 74 mph, and
four of those storm severe, with winds of more than
His prediction put us at an above-average storm
season. There are usually about 10 named storms dur-
ing hurricane season, June 1 to Nov. 30.
Gray is usually pretty accurate with his predictions,
considering he makes them now for a season that
doesn't really start to kick in until September. At least,
he's accurate enough to make all of us start to think
now about where to go and what to do if a big blow
starts our way.
We did learn our lesson from last year's near-miss
of Georges, didn't we?
Now is a real good time to dig out your
homeowner's policy and check to make sure you've
got adequate insurance. You also might want to get a
price quote on installing hurricane shutters, too.
And, of course, be sure to keep The Islander
Bystander's special hurricane section, due out May 26.
Here's one more thing that parents can start to
worry about, especially if they've got young children
who like to put just about anything and everything in
Pennies today are about 95 percent zinc, not cop-
per. Zinc reacts with hydrochloric acid in the stomach
in the same corrosive way that car batteries react. If
your wee one swallows a new penny, you can figure
out what can happen.
Physicians say if the penny hasn't ... um, I guess
"passed along" is the most graceful way to put it ...
after a day, see a doctor.
One-day, 8-hour boating
The Anna Maria Island Power Squaron is offering
an intensive one-day, eight-hour course in sail and
power boating starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 10, at
the squadron building, 1200 71st St. N.W., Bradenton.
While instruction is free, course materials cost $16.
Boaters may register and obtain information at 792-0394.
Winners in the March 31 horseshoe games were
Bob Hitchcock and Adin Shank, both of Anna Maria.
Runners-up were Ron Pepka and Walt Swift, both of
Winners in the April 3 games were Jack Cooper of
Holmes Beach and John Crawford of Bradenton. Run-
ners-up were Hitchcock and Pepka.
The weekly contests get underway every Wednes-
day and Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria City Hall
Park, 10005 Gulf Drive. There are no membership fees
and everyone is welcome.
By Chief B.P. Huff
Officer in Charge, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
One of the most common search and rescue cases
reported occurs when a vessel fails to report home as
expected. Commonly, the Coast Guard has little in-
formation to aid in search efforts. The following tips,
prior to getting underway, will enhance search ef-
forts in locating your vessel if you fail to return to
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Kings running offshore; tarpon fever sets in
By Capt. Mike Heistand
Kingfish are running offshore, and the best results
seem to come by trolling for the big, fast-moving fish.
Grouper fishing offshore is still excellent, too. Back-
water fishing is picking up especially for snook -
with the return of white bait. And there are reports of
tarpon being caught near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge.
Folks at the Rod and Reel Pier report that Satur-
day night one lucky fisher caught a 32-inch snook.
Other action includes sheepshead, some pompano,
whiting and lots of Spanish mackerel.
Anglers at the Anna Maria City Pier are reeling
in lots of sheepshead, pompano, mackerel and a few
snook at night.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair said he's
getting big trout and redfish plus some small snook.
Carl at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said wade
fishers are catching snook, redfish and big trout around
the mangrove islands in the bays. Offshore action in-
cludes kingfish about six miles out and bait is finally
starting to show up.
Capt. Rick Gross said white bait is the trick to
catching snook right now. He's also finding cobia and
trout to 27 inches.
On my boat Magic we're getting redfish to 30
inches, still a few sheepshead, mangrove snapper to
three pounds, and trout to 24 inches.
Capt. Matt Dunham on the Rip Tide said he's
catching kingfish in the Gulf to 30 pounds.
Capt. Tom Chaya said he's putting his charters onto
mackerel, pompano, redfish, trout and sheepshead.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said kingfish are
here, with the best action coming from trolling. Grou-
per fishing remains excellent offshore, but sheepshead
action is starting to slow.
Capt. Jason Ramsey said he's hooking up with a
few tarpon by the Skyway Bridge.
Dave Johnson at the Snead Island Crab House
said white bait is getting easier to find. Other action
includes good reports of snook and redfish in Miguel
Bay and Terra Ceia Bay, plus cobia off the bulkhead
north of Anna Maria Island.
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Leave a "float plan" with a friend or relative.
This written plan should include:
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Personal commitments of all persons on board.
Description and condition of vessel color,
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Whether vessel is trailered and, if so, where the
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Island property transactions
2311 Avenue B, Bradenton Beach, a ground-level
577 sfla lbed/lbath home built in 1952 on a 50x100
lot, was sold 12/23/98, Thompson to Stone, for
$90,000; list $99,900.
424 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, an elevated, canalfront
2,352 sfla home built in 1990 on a 52x110 lot, was sold
12/23/98, Galati to Lathrop, for $325,000.
533 70th St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level 1,485
sfla 2bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1966 on a
91x127x125x135 lot, was sold 12/22/98, Hogan to
Turner, for $261,500; list $267,500.
638 Dundee, Holmes Beach, a ground-level,"
canalfront 3,098 sfla 5bed/4bath/2car/pool home built
in 1966 on a 140x100 cul-de-sac lot, was sold 12/22/
98, Burger to Rolen, for $475,000; list $489,000.
1007 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, 106 Summer
Sands, a 1,536 sfla 2bed/2bath/2car condo built in
1982, was sold 12/28/98, Hellman to Brennan, for
$206,000; list $209,000.
117 81st St., Holmes Beach, a two-story 2,098 sfla
3bed/3bath home built in 1974 on a 50x80 lot, was sold
12/31/98, Kirk to Hines, for $229,000; list 239,000.
201 67th St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level 1,458
sfla 4bed/2bath duplex built in 1961 on a 100x70 lot,
was sold 12/30/98, Toledo to Reinholz, for $165,000;
208 Palm, Anna Maria, an elevated 3bed/2bath
1,344 sfla home built in 1995 on a 50x110 lot, was sold
furnished 12/31/98, Barlow to Falk, for $195,000; list
$195,000 by owner.
2113 Avenue C, Bradenton Beach, a ground-level
1,008 sfla home built in 1920 on a 50x 100 lot, was sold
12/31/98, Jennette to Bowers, for $118,000.
503 Manatee Ave. W., Holmes Beach, a 5,114 sf
commercial building built in 1980 on a 200x200 lot,
was sold 12/29/98, Newport Westbay Ltd. to Wlm. T.
Shearon, for $475,000.
8017 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, an
80x113x155x159 canalfront lot, was sold 12/28/98,
Polli to Orlando, for $350,000.
103 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, a ground-level
605 Manatee Ave. West
Dr. Joseph Acebal 778-0722
Longboat Is1ab Chap1l
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2,840 sf commercial building built in 1949 on a 53x100
lot, was sold 1/7/99, Wiley to Rappaport, for $215,000;
108 39th St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level 4bath/
2car duplex of 2,976 sfla and built in 1970 on a
100x100 lot, was sold 1/4/99, Robinson to Alley, for
204 84th St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level 1,263
sfla 2bed/2bath home built in 1974 on a
114x38x90x100 lot, was sold 1/6/99, Hays to Hueber,
405 80th St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level 1,961
sfla 2bath/lcar duplex built in 1952 on a 90x95 lot, was
sold 1/4/99, Ewing to Lance, for $175,000.
5808 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 207-N Waters
Edge, a 2bed/2bath 1,184 sfla condo built in 1975, was
sold' 1/5/99, Guemmer to McCann, for $240,000; list
601 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, 204 Gulf
Watch, a 1,282 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1986,
was sold 1/4/99, Murdoch to Freetz, for $145,500.
6300 Flotilla, Holmes Beach, 77 Shell Point, a
1,436 sfla 3bed/2bath condo built in 1973, was sold 1/
6/99, MacVicar to.Iansel, for $134,500.
703 North Shore Dr., Anna Maria, a ground-level
2bed/lbath/lcp 962 sfla home built in 1969 on a 60x85
lot, was sold 1/7/99, McKay to Lockwood Holdings
Inc., for $255,000.
802 Gladiolus, Anna Maria, a 70x100 lot, was sold
1/6/99, Garcia to Albert, for $140,000.
857 North Shore Dr., Anna Maria, a ground-level
1,663 sfla 3bed/2bath/2bar bayfront (50 feet from be-
ing Gulffront) home built in 1972 on a 72x125 lot, was
sold 1/5/99, KEJ Corp to Chapman, for $465,000; list
8806 Gulf Dr., Anna Maria, an elevated 936 sfla
2bed/2bath/2car/pool home built in 1976 on a 50x100
lot, was sold 1/8/99, Zubero to Otto, for $208,000; list
1801 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 243 Runaway
Bay, a bayfront 1,080 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in
1978, was sold 1/14/99, Overholt to Appleyard, for
$150,000; list $156,000.
207 Bay Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, a ground-level
bayfront 2bed/2bath/lcar duplex built in 1945 on a
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50x130 lot, was sold 1/14/99 [or 12/29/98 tax roll] for
2802 Avenue E, Holmes Beach, a Gulffront 1,630
sfla 4bed/4bath duplex built in 1976 on a 100x100 lot,
was sold 1/11/99, Avery to Graham & Hyslop, for
$467,500; list $495,000.
3002, 3004, 3006 Avenue C, Holmes Beach, a
150x100 commercial lot(s), was sold 1/15/99, Bazzy to
Padronaggio, for $180,000.
412 Poinsettia, Anna Maria, a 67x 124 lot, was sold
1/12/99, Michaels to Pogue, for $100,000.
501 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, 208 Bridgeport,
a 1,128 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1982, was sold
1/15/99, Gols to Graham, for $102,000.
529 67th St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level
canalfront 1,062 sfla 2bed/2bath/lcar home built in
1972 on an 80x112 lot, was sold 1/13/99, Miller to
Fuller, for $177,250.
701 Key Royale, Holmes Beach, a ground-level
bayfront 2,160 sfla 3bed/2bath/2car home built in 1970
on a 100x150 lot, was sold 1/15/99, Huget to Purdum,
104 Newton Lane, Anna Maria, a ground-level 914
sfla 2bed/lbath/lcp home built in 1950 on two lots
measuring 50x100 each, was sold 1/19/99, Fancher to
Russell, for $185,000; list $189,000.
208 56th St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level 1,837
sfla 4bed/2bath/lcp duplex built in 1966 on a 100x117
lot, was sold 1/19/99, Ewing to Kelly, for $177,000.
2901 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, a 50x100 lot, was
sold 1/20/99, Rosedale to Murray Builder, for $61,000.
2905 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, a new house on a
50x100 lot, was sold 1/20/99, J.E. Murray Builder Inc.
to Tollner, for $186,389.
2906 Avenue C, Holmes Beach, an elevated 1,835
sfla 2bed/2bath/2cp home built in 1982 on a 50x100
lot, was sold 1/20/99, Lamorie/McNamara to Quillian,
307 64th St., Holmes Beach, an 85x110 lot, was
sold 1/22/99, Davis to Mischke, for $70,000.
516 72nd St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level 1,496
sfla 2 bath canalfront home built in 1958 on a 95x117
lot, was sold 1/21/99, Brownewell to Vanalsburg, for
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ITES FR SLE ARAE SLESANNUNCMENS Cntiue
BUILDERS HOME FURNITURE Displayed' but
never used. Four-piece bedroom sets $259; sofa
and love seat $399; queen bed set $199; full $159;
twin $129; futons (sofa by day bed at night) frame
and mat $199; daybed (white with brass finials)
including 2 mattresses and pop-up unit $285. Can
deliver. Call 753-7118.
MACINTOSH POWERBOOK 520. Laptop model,
ready to use. 778-7978.
AVON SKIN SO SOFT, Anew Cosmetics, Night
Force, and gifts. Catalogs, free gift. Delivery. Service
- call Alison 383-6201. Phone calls returned fast!
DINING ROOM TABLE wrought iron wine rack
base with 3-ft. by 5-ft rectangular, beveled glass
top. It's a steal! $375 OBO. 778-6234.
NEW LOCKABLE HINGED bedcover for 1987-
1999 F-Series short or long bed truck $150. New
running boards for 1980-1996 F-Series truck $50.
GOLF CLUBS Ping woods, 1, 3, 5, 7, Graphite
shafts. Like new. $125. 778-3470.
DINING ROOM SET, walnut, lighted, mirrored
china cabinet. Table with three leaves, six chairs.
Beautiful, like new, sacrifice $750. 778-5522.
FREE TO ANY Church or charitable organization
- 12-ft. artificial Christmas tree with decorations..
$100 to anyone else. Call 778-6244.
KING SIZE BEDROOM SET with mattress. Excel-
lent condition, $450. New couch with two chairs,
$200. Dining hutch, $50. 778-6172.
A Paradise Rental Management, Inc.
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1-800-237-2252 or 778-4800
5201 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach
HOMES CONDOS RESORT
GOLF COURSE COMMUNITIES
RUNAWAY BAY RESORT
Wedebroci kJe Company
THREE GULFFR ONT
ISLAND RESOR TS 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.
Call James E. Foster CCIM
Realtor Commercial Division
Eves 941-377-9793 Toll-Free 1-800-335-5543
ROSER THRIFT SHOP Open Tuesday, Thursday,
Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 12
p.m. Donations Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Al-
ways sale racks. 511 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria.
LORD'S WAREHOUSE THRIFT Shop, Open
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3
p.m. 6140 Gulf of Mexico Drive. 383-4738.
MOVING SALE FRIDAY and Saturday April 9 and
10. Must sell! Dining room set, sofa, end tables,
dressers, twin and full beds, assorted odds and
ends. Cheap. Island Village Condo, 4255 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach, #125. 778-8271.
MOVING SALE SATURDAY April 10, 8 a.m. to 12
p.m. A lot of great junk. Plants, pots, books,
clothes, TV, table, loom. 603 Baronet Lane,
Holmes Beach 778-2409.
MOVING SALE FRIDAY and Saturday April 9 and
10, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Furniture, misc. odds and ends,
complete house. 509 72nd St. Holmes Beach.
SALE SATURDAY APRIL 10, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fur-
niture, household items, clothes, linens, much
more. Don't miss this one. 8010 Marina Dr.
YARD SALE Saturday, April 10, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Toys, household goods, books, antiques, clothes,
furniture. 334 Tarpon Street, Anna Maria.
ATTENTION ALL ISLAND turtle walkers! Training
schedule for walkers is a follows: April 17 at
Bayfront Park, north pavilion, 9 a.m. All walkers,
both old and new, must attend one training meet-
ing to participate in our program. Any questions,
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 t.
and a 3-car garage. Davits. Superb
construction quality and energy
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W I -I REALTY
YOGA CLASSES WITH Harmony Feldman, starting
April 19. New series for beginners or intermediate
level. Art League, Holmes Beach. Call 921-0074.
ONLY 26 DAYS LEFT last chance to win a free
week at Tortuga Inn. Tickets $5.00 or 3 for $10.00.
Available at Chamber office, First National Bank,
First Union Bank, Home True Value Hardware,
Island Real Estate and Brian's Sunny Side Up
Restaurant. Call Chamber at 778-1541.
FOUND IN THE area of Flotilla Drive. Dark gray,
striped Tabby, green eyes, friendly and affectionate,
seems like a housecat. Needs a home. 778-0616.
COCKER SPANIEL, 5 year old female, spayed,
housebroken, shots current, needs loving home.
Beautiful buff color, sweet personality, extremely
devoted. Would be a perfect, loyal companion for
older couple or single. Very sad owner has new baby
and not enough hands! Call for interview, 778-6234.
1994 ISUZU RODEO, V6, auto, alrpower, cold air, many
extras, runs great. $9,500 or best offer, 778-2581.
1983 TOYOTA ISLAND pick-up truck. Beater
body, runs grand, great rubber. $999 or best offer
before April 30. 778-2848 to see.
YACHT CLEANING by Carleen. Detailing, wax,
maintenance programs. 15-years experience. Island
resident. References available. 941-750-7337.
YES, it is possible...
S to buy or sell real estate
without Denise Langlois.
It's just harder.
Call Denise today for
info on homes, condos
S. or duplexes and
put her to work for you!
Residenlial Commercil/Ilndustrial Proper l Management Mortgage Loans *
Carol S. Heinze
BRADENTON BEACH DUPLEX
2BR/1BA in each side. Duplex in-
cludes a 50x100 lot that is also zoned
for a duplex. $299,000. Duplex can be
purchased without lot. Call Carol
Heinze or Karin Stephan, Realtors
CLOSE TO THE BEACH! 3 BR/2.5BA
home on a canal with boat dock. Turm-
key furnished with large fireplace.
$299,000 Call Carol Heinze or Karin
Stephan, Realtors 778-5059. IB33135.
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DEEP CANAL FRONT HOME! 3BR/
3BA totally renovated with master suite
overlooking wide canal. Room for a pool,
sundeck and a boat dock. Includes two-
car garage. $339,000. Call Karin
Stephan, Realtor 924-9000. IB36828.
BEAUTIFUL LOCATION! 3BR/2BA
deep-canal front home with boat dock
and no bridges to open bay. Turnkey
furnished. $345,000 GREAT INVEST-
MENT! Call Karin Stephan, REALTOR
924-9000 or Connie Volts, REALTOR
BEST BUY ON THE ISLAND! End unit 2BR/2BA turnkey furnished condo with spectacular views of the bay
is yours for only $148,900. Includes updated carpet, washer and dryer. Just steps to the beach. Call Danald
Pampuch, Realtor 751-1155. IB34309
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
PINEBROOK CONDO Lovely kept and spotless 2BR/2BA end unit with two lanais. One is screened and one
is enclosed to extend the family room. Call Carol Heinze, Realtor 751-1155. IB35091
SEASONAL & VACATION RENTALS 941-778-0766
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1997 EVINRUDE 175 hp. Ocean pro, 25-inch
shaft. $3,500. Call 795-8299.
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.
BOAT STORAGE. $5.00 per foot, per month. Fuel,
bait, ice, etc. available. Island Marine, 412 Pine
Avenue, Anna Maria. 778-1260.
ISLAND MARINE BOAT Rentals, motor repairs,
bottom painting, etc. Full service facility. 412 Pine
Avenue, Anna Maria. 778-1260.
OFFSHORE CHARTER FISHING with Captain
Glenn Corder aboard Deep South. Half and full day.
For information call 778-1203 or mobile 713-5900.
BOAT SLIP FOR RENT with davits, Holmes
HELP WANTED HOUSEKEEPING. Various
duties. Part time, own transportation, non-smok-
ing. Beach Inn. 778-9597.
419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
(941) 778-2291 PO Box 2150
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294
AFFORDABLE I1LAND COTTAGE
This cozy 2BR/1BA home is located on a large duplex
zoned lot within easy walking distance of the Gulf and
shopping. Upgrades include a new roof, fresh stucco and
paint, new electrical service and new central air and heat
pump! Charming beamed ceilings with fans and refinished
terrazzo floors enhance the inviting feeling of this
affordable cottage. Only $123,900 including One Year
Homeowner's Warranty! Call today!
This light and spacious 4BR/2BA canalfront duplex offers
a bright, southerly exposure on 1-1/2 waterfront lots with
plenty of room for a pool! East side offers new all white
kitchen. Includes ceilings fans, central air and heat and
several orange trees. Secluded and quiet residential neigh-
borhood. Reduced $275,000.
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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.
ATTENTION REAL ESTATE professionals: Bark &
Company Realty is looking for a few good associ-
ates. Generous commission splits. Call Steve Bark
to arrange confidential meeting. 383-1717.
SPECIAL EVENT SERVER. Parties, holiday
events. Also, other part time server hours avail-
able. Buccaneer Inn, 383-5565.
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to
meet interesting people from around the world?
Are you interested in learning the history of Anna
Maria Island? Get involved with the Anna Maria
Island Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria. WE NEED YOU! Call 778-0492.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial
Library. Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or
1-800-237-2252 i' ,
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5201 Gulf .Dr Holm B.ech, FL 34217 Call anytime for a consultation.
HOUSEKEEPING PART TIME/full-time. Good
benefits pleasant working conditions. Resort 66,
6600 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach and Via Roma
Beach Resort, 2408 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach.
ROD & REEL PIER Restaurant under new owner-
ship. Now accepting applications for all positions.
Apply in person. 875 Northshore Drive, Anna Maria.
HAVE YOU SEEN the new Arvida Realty Services
signs? If you would like to join the excitement, please
call Pat Thompson, Managing Broker 778-0766.
REBECCA'S BISTRO part-time breakfast and
lunch cook, 778-2959.
GIFT SHOP SALES PERSON. Experience helps,
but not necessary. Full or part-time. Will train. Must
like people. Get out of the house and get going. Ap-
ply in person, weekdays. The Beach Shop; Manatee
Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
PART-TIME COMPUTER friendly person. Knowl-
edge of Quicken and Excel helpful. Call Robin or
Ellie at Gulf Bay Realty. 778-7244.
Specializing in (
Anna Maria Island!
Call Dennis J. Hendrickson 778-5304
Northern end of Holmes Beach. Two separately deeded
homes. 2BR/2BA each with 60x26 greenhouse/work-
shop/ studio on 3/4 acre. Built in 1990. Walk to beach.
$10,000 below appraisal! Offered at $425,000.
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REAL ESTATE, INC.
Patti Marijeren has joined
SunCoast Real Estate and
is looking forward to seeing
Sold friends and associates.
Patti was formerly with
Neal & Neal Realtors and
Neal Mannausa Property
Stop in and say hello!
Mary Ann Schmidt
VILLAGE GREEN CONDO
2BR/2BA condo. Near pool, attached garage. Close to
shopping. Quiet cul-de-sac. A great buy! $89,900.
3BR/2BA family home. Large sunny family room. Ce-
ramic tile and terrazzo. Private dock, playhouse. $229,000.
3BR/3BA luxurious penthouse condo. Private boat dock,
water view, elevator, tennis heated pool. $259,000.
CHARMING CORTEZ COTTAGE
Key West style 2BR cottage in historic Cortez Village.
Sunny yellow, tin roof, pine floor, wide lot. $99,500.
BAY HOLLOW CONDO
2BR/2BA condo with.boat dock, pool, fireplace, den,
carport, split-plan, beautiful landscaping. $126,900.
2BR/1.5BA seaside beach house condo. Furnished, end-
unit, heated pool, beautiful beach and view. $225,000.
SABAL PALMS CONDO
2BR/1.5BA furnished condo. Westside, convenient to
everything. Pool and clubhouse. Close to golf. $59,900.
PERICO PATIO-POOL HOME
2BR/2BA Perico Island patio home. In-ground pool,
two-car garage, ceramic tile, mirror, fireplace. $165,000.
6812 Palm Drive 2BR/IBA duplex $800
Perico Bay Club 2BR/2BA condo $800
Coquina Beach Club efficiency $700
727 Jacaranda 3BR house $1,600
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MULTI FAMILY PROPERTIES:
202 35th St .................. $729,000
ob Fittro 201 35th St ................ $640,000
Realtor 2302 Gulf Dr ................ $569,000
101 25th St .................. $549,000
2219 Gulf Dr .............. $375,000
310 Pine Ave................ $299,900
S 203 76th St ................ $219,900
312 64th St .................. $219,000
5806 Holmes Blvd......... $199,900
Broker/ PERICO BAY CLUB
alesperson & PERICO ISLAND:
1322 Perico Point ......... $199,900
1010 Pelican Court ....... $199,900
1276 Spoonbill Landings .. $149,000
504 Woodstork Circle .... $133,500
706 Estuary Dr.............. $110,000
952 Sandpiper Circle ....... $98,000
1769 Vamo Drive.......... $299,000
419 51st St NW ............ $269,900
4314 Hebridges Ct W .... $175,500
3613 46th Plaza E......... $165,000
6937 42nd Ct E ............ $105,000
PROPERTIES & LOTS
Commercial Lots, Residential Lots
You name it, we have it for sale!
WE ALSO HAVE RENTALS
Call for details!
60 North Shore Dr ........ $749,900
520 58th Street..... ...... $619,000
104 Pine Ave..... ........... $565,000
8023 Marina Isle ........... $549,900
520 Bayview PI ......... $499,000
407 20th Place ............. $529,000
306 Tarpon Street.............. $387,000
525 68th Street .................. $339,900
703 South Bay Blvd............. $319,900
304 Pine Ave ................... $224,000
226 South Harbor ............. $189,000
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
6700 Gulf Dr ............... $339,000
Mariners Cove .... $229,900-$297,500
5107 35th Street W ........ $79,900
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
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We want the best counselors, teachers and staff.
Work with children grades K-5, weekdays 2 p.m.
to 6:30 p.m., 20 to 30 hours per week. $7.00-$9.50
depending on qualifications. Must be positive, en-
thusiastic, nurturing, creative or athletic back-
ground. Degree in recreation or education a plus.
Must have a positive attitude, good communication
skills and must enjoy working with children and
families. Also hiring for Easter and Summer Camp
positions, full and part-time hours available. Drug
Free Workplace. If you want to make a positive
difference, call Diana or Pierrette today! Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 778-1908, fax
ANNA MARIA RESORT seeks conscientious, dili-
gent, dedicated, hard-working, part-time house-
keeper. Flexible hours, pleasant working condi-
tions, generous amenities. 778-4784.
RECEPTIONIST/SECRETARY for full-time cus-
tomer service position. Heavy typing, dictation and
answering telephones. Computer experience a
must. Call 778-5211.
MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, mulching,
trimming, clean-up, edgings, and more. Hard-
working and responsible. Excellent references. Ed-
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476.
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TWO BEACH HOUSES
WEST OF GULF DRIVE
Just steps to the beach sets this turnkey furnished ready
to move in 2BR/2BA beach house, tile floor and Berber
carpet, new A/C and heat, large dining room, open floor
plan, bright and airy. $249,000. Call Tom!
Enjoy Gulf views from the sun deck of this elevated 3BR/2BA
beach house with greatroom and cathedral ceilings, screened
front porch open floor plan workshop for the hobbyist, all
without crossing Gulf Drive. $279,000. Call Tom!
AUTO DETAILING at your home or office, at your
convenience. Complete detailing includes wash,
wax, shampoo, engine and undercarriage clean-
ing, leather & vinyl conditioned, tires and trim
dressed and more. Protect your investment. Call
Damon at 320-5662.
BANKRUPTCY $200, Divorce $150-$200. Adop-
tion, corporations, modifications, power of attor-
ney, name change, etc. Suncoast Paralegal Ser-
STUMP GRINDING Brad Frederick's. Depend-
able, reasonable, insured, free estimates. Back
yards and small jobs okay. 730-0001, 749-5451.
INCOME TAX SERVICE. Individuals and small
businesses. Thirty years experience Ohio and
Michigan our specialty. Call Pat at Kenney Tax
ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING removes
unsightly black mildew, salt and dirt from house
exteriors, windows, roofs, gutters, driveways and
decks. Call 778-0944.
HOUSE CLEANING wife and husband team
specializing in vacation turnarounds and residen-
tial. Area residents since 1966. Hardworking,
dependable, insured. 761-1863.
LICENSED COMPUTER SPECIALIST. Available
evening, weekend. For any computer needs,
hardware, software, network, commercial, private.
SCREEN, GLASS AND Window repairs and replace-
ments. Call Native Glass, ask for Gregg, 750-0245.
BAY PALMS, HOLMES BEACH
Magnificent two story
home on the Grand
Canal. Boaters' dream!
No bridges to bay and
Call Piroska Kallay at 778-2261
After hours 778-3778
Fax: 778-7944 (800) 422-6325
605C Manatee Ave.
RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE, INC. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
An independently owned and operated member of Codwvell Banker Real Estale Corporalton
INCOME PROPERTY Beautifully refurbished six-unit
complex with pool. Located in prime Holmes Beach
area, short walk to beach or shopping. $559,000.
VIEW THE SKYWAY from this bayfront restaurant.
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
ISLAND DUPLEX and mother-in-law apartment. Good
$$ potential. Great location. Reduced to $159,000.
AFFORDABLE CANALFRONT with fantastic view
down canal. 3BR/2BA in choice Anna Maria neighbor-
SUMMER VACATION RENTALS
1BR/1BA from $475 per week
2BR/2BA from $675 per week
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6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach. Florida 31217 778-6066
POOL REMODELING, remarciting, cage addi-
tions, poly removal, new deck surfaces, concrete
work. Island resident. State licensed and insured.
CLEANING TEAM experienced, references, free
estimates. Call Maureen 778-5717.
TRIPLE ENTERPRISES CLEANING and mainte-
nance. References available 941-779-9120.
HANDYMAN IS READY for all your repairs, lawn
work and painting. Great Island references. Beep
252-9910 or call Mike 778-0504.
CHAMBERLAIN PROFESSIONAL CLEANING.
Insured, affordable, dependable, honest. Island
resident, free estimate. 750-4772, leave message.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in
town and the best results from classified ads and
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 installation, clean-ups, tree trimming,
ponds, native plants, butterfly gardens. Excellent
GO TO SHELL, rock or mulch and let me deliver
it for you. Call David Bannigan. 794-6971.
EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN Garden Centre
is now offering full service yard.maintenance. Free
estimate. Call 778-4441.
Hi! I'm Marianne
For any real estate needs,
S. I am ready and anxious
to serve you. Call me at
Mike Norman Realty
Call Marilyn For Reduced Prices.
PERICO BAY CLUB
706 Estuary Drive was $118,000, now???
952 Sandpiper Circle was $99,900, now???
8314 Marina Drive was $185,000, now???
520 58th Street was $649,000, now???
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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 in-
stallation. Come in and choose from our huge se-
lection 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, inte-
rior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island
references. Dan or Bill 795-5100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodel-
ing contractors. State licensed and insured.
Many Island references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic &
vinyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, re-
pairs. Paul Beauregard 779-2294.
ALUMINUMNINYL CONSTRUCTION, new instal-
lation/repairs, Soffits/Fascias, screen enclosures.
Insured, references. Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Rob-
ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodel-
ing, repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens, baths.
Free estimates. Lic#RC0045125, #RG0058589,
#PE0020374. Insured. Call 720-0794.
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2217 gulf drive north, bradenton beach, 1 34217
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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 100x130.
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/1BA apartment. One blkck to beach. $221,900.
CANALFRONT LOT Anna Maria 75 ft. front. $175,000.
CANALFRONT, POOL 3BR/2BA $298,900.
SEA PIRATE CONDO 2BR/IBA, gulfview, $99,900.
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
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. Thirty-three year Island resident. Call Jim
Bickal at 778-1730.
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction.
Free estimates, no overtime charges.
(FL#RF0038118) 778-3924 or 778-4461.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
MR. BILL'S HANDYMAN Service. Thirty years ex-
perience, 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 available for commercial, retail and storage.
Call (941) 778-2924 for information.
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..
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.
HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA apartment. Close to
beach and shopping. No pets. $675. First, last and
AVAILABLE NOW! Immaculate 1BR, full kitchen,
steps to beach. Turnkey, pool, $450 week. Gulf-
Bay Realty, 778-7244.
ANNUAL AVAILABLE APRIL 1, overlooking water
and City Pier. Furnished, large 2BR apartment, pri-
vate courtyard, heated pool. Close to shopping.
$790 month plus electric. 778-9188.
BAYFRONT COTTAGE WITH DOCK. Turnkey,
beautiful view, covered parking. Available April 1,
1999. $350/week or $800/month. After April 30,
$700/month. (941) 794-5980.
PETS WELCOME. 2BR/2BA, lovely furnished
home on canal, with dock and fenced yard, in
Coral Shores. Available March 1, by the week or
month. Realtor/Owner 387-0533.
SEASONAL RENTAL very nice studio apartment
with bathroom and 10-ft by 10-ft additional room,
furnished, private. Quiet neighborhood. Com-
pletely remodeled, carpet and Mexican tile. Con-
veniently located in Holmes Beach. Back door
opens to dock on canal. Walk to beach! Available
November 1999 through April 2000..All utilities,
cable included. $900 per month or $400 per week.
May through October 2000 $750 per month/$325
per week. Call 778-6234.
APRIL CANCELLATION very nice 1 BR apartment,
four houses to beach on North Shore. $400 per
week, $1,200 per month. Call 778-6139, leave
VACATION APARTMENTS 2BR. $450 per week,
across from beach. Some spring dates available.
Almost Beach Apartments 778-2374.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND canalfront home. 2BR/2B custom designed BEACH LIFESTYLE. Anna Maria Island waterfront. A lot of versa-
residence, Spanish tile flooring, cedar cathedral ceilings. A/C, refrig- utility in this 4BR/3B open plan home. Boasting a spectacular view of
erator and dryer new in 1998. Screened enclosed porch, two-car the Skyway Bridge and Tampa Bay. Enjoy casual living at its best.
garage, boat dock. $299,500. Don Lewis 746-3200. R36018 Reduced. $449,900. Bob Bumett, 387-0018. R35659
NORTH POINT WATERWAY. Incredible location, just
seconds to Tampa Bay. Beautifully maintained home with
French doors to patio with pool. $560,000. Hal Gillihan, 778-
NEARLY NEW contemporary home with
breathtaking views throughout. 4BR, wood
floors, open design with soaring ceilings. Fabu-
lous kitchen, dock. Kathy Marcinko 792-9122 or
Sandy Drapala 794-3354. $725,000. R36239
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
DOCKABLE WATERFRONT deep-water
with access to the Gulf. Upgraded tile, cabi-
nets. Bath with whirlpool tub. Screened porch.
$214,900. Colette Gerrish 794-1024. R36171
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OVER ONE ACRE ON WARNERS WEST BAYOU. Extraordinary
construction and beautifully remodeled. Panoramic views from nearly
every room, plenty of windows. Over 3,800 sq. ft., hardwood floors,
dock. $679,900. Kathy Marcinko 792-9122. R31079
OLD FLORIDA WATERFRONT LOT
with Riparian rights. Pie shaped, impact
credits, water, sewer and electric on site.
$124,950. Sandy Harmon 722-1347.
Available properties by the
week or by the month from
Anna Maria Island to Venice.
Call one of our rental and
(941) 951-6668 or (800) 881-2222
GREAT LOCATION. 3BR/2B condominium
with cathedral ceilings, separate kitchen. New
carpet and paint throughout, tiled family room.
Lakefront setting. $114,000. Pat Willingham
722-4412 or Jim Sellars 798-3577. C34195
VILLAGE GREEN. Exceptional care can be
seen in this popular "C" model unit. Neutral
carpet and tile. Wonderful screened porch fac-
ing east for enjoyable mornings and comfort-
able afternoons. $139,900. Toni King 794-
EXCLUSIVE WATERFRONT COMMUNITY.
Homesite on bay with private slip in protected
boat basin. Good access to the Gulf and
Intracoastal. $209 ,900. Sandy Drapala 794-
3354 or Kathy Marcinko 792-9122.
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Licensed/Insured Serving Anna Maria Island Since 1986 761-8900
WILSON WALL SERVICES
Specializing in Stucco & Ceiling Repairs
Building Restoration Water Damage
25 Yrs Experience Island References 727-7247
Joseph Harrison Painting
Tile Roof Recoating Faux & Texture Painting
k Waterproofing to Driveway Staining
SPower Washing Faux and Texture
Experienced Licensed Insured Call 778-7913
Darrin Wash CARPENTRY
"A DOOR EXPERT"
Serving the Island communities since
D 1988 with Island references.
DRY WALL, TEXTURE
& POPCORN REPAIR 778-1353
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Tree Trimming & Removal, Lot Clearing,
a Cabling, Stump Grinding, Storm Damage
708-0752 22-Years Experience
Island Custom Tops
SComplete Corian Counter Top Service
Dave Spicer 778-2010
of Florida SINCE 1948
Sun & salt problems?
Mobile Detail Service
comes to you!
Most Cars: $95*
*Wash, buff, wax, shampoo interior. Under
carriage, tires and rims all treated and
protected plus engine pressure cleaning.
$95 for small to mid-size cars. By
appointment, at your home or office. Your
car doesn't have to be driven anywhere! Let
us protect and preserve your investment.
THE AREA'S #1 MOBILE DETAILER
All cars/trucks personally serviced by Damon.
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SUMMER RENTAL 2BR/1BA house. Screened
porch, completely furnished. Central air. 112 81st
Street, Holmes Beach. Three-week minimum.
Available May 1. 813-689-0925.
SEASONAL FOR 1999/2000, 2BR/1BA duplex,
downstairs. Completely furnished. One house from
WINTER 2000 reserve now! Three plus months
only $1,350 per month. Quiet, clean, spacious,
furnished 1BR cottage. 200 feet to beach. (941)
INDULGE YOURSELF spend the summer in para-
dise. Gulffront beach house, newly redecorated,
furnished, central air, front and rear deck, 1BR
sleeps four. May through October only. Require
four months minimum, prefer six. $800 per month.
FURNISHED 1 BR/1 BA near beach. Available May
1- Dec. 1. Seven- month lease. $700 per month.
Lovely lanai and yard. 921-0074.
1 BR/1 BA GARAGE APARTMENT, steps to beach,
small pet welcome. $525 per month, annual. Call
Valerie Kruse 778-6665. Wedebrock Real Estate.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND PARADISE 3BR/2.5 BA
canal home with pool. Close to beach. April
through October open. $3,000 month, $875 week.
ANNUAL RENTAL very nice studio apartment with
bathroom and 10-ft by 10-ft additional room, fur-
nished or unfurnished, private. Quiet neighbor-
hood. Completely remodeled, carpet and Mexican
tile. Conveniently located in Holmes Beach. Back
door opens to dock on canal. All utilities, cable in-
cluded. Only $575 per month plus security. Non-
smokers, no pets please. Call 778-6234.
ANNUAL RENTALS: Available approximately April
15, a 2BR/2BA and a 3BR/2BA home. $1,000 and
$1,200 per month plus utilities. No pets, please.
Call for details, Anna Maria Realty, Inc. 778-2259.
LONGBOAT KEY VILLAGE duplex 2BR/1BA. Bal-
cony with intracoastal view. Furnished or unfur-
nished, four blocks to beach, shops. Half block to
town pier. Available May 1. Pet friendly. 383-4707.
UTILITARIAN VISIONARY NEEDS your support.
Seeking energy positive, inspirational housing on
or near beach to excel in research and writing from
homeowner in financial, enlightened position for
minimal compensation. Quiet, respectful. No
smoke, drink, pets, children. June 1 acquisition.
House-sitting barter? For sample of selected writ-
ings, send SASE to L. Wilson, P.O. Box 14543,
Bradenton, Florida 34280. 758-2259, 569-9061.
STUDIO APARTMENT FOR rent in Holmes
Beach. Annual Nice, private location. $450 month
plus electric. First, last and security. 778-0212.
AVAILABLE MAY 1 annual or six-month lease.
2BR/1 BA close to beach. Pets okay. First, last and
security. $675 month, 778-5150.
AVAILABLE JUNE 1. Flexible four to six months.
3BR/2BA furnished with wrap-around deck, out-
standing views. 25 steps to beach. Attractive rent
to right party. Pets, yes. Smoking, no. 779-2404.
HIDEAWAY COVE panoramic bay view from ev-
ery window. Nice, quiet, ground floor, one and two
bedroom, fully furnished. Steps to beach. Available
now and next season. Prefer professional or re-
tired couple. No pets/smoking. 778-7107.
ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/1BA. One and one half
blocks to beach. No smoking/pets. 210 E. 82nd
ANNUAL RENTAL elevated duplex 2BR/1 BA newly
remodeled throughout. Garage, washer/dryer. Pro-
fessionals, no pets. $800. First and last. 778-9480.
ONE BLOCK FROM BEACH Annual Holmes
Beach Duplex 2BR/1BA. Unfurnished, updated
interior. No smokers, no pets. $600 per month.
First and security 778-3506.
BEAUTIFUL EFFICIENCY one block from fabu-
lous beach with great sunsets. Local phone ser-
vice, basic cable and utilities are included. $700
per month for May and June. Call 941-778-4611.
WONDERFUL 2BR/1BA HOUSE one block to
from fabulous beach with great sunsets. Local
phone service and utilities are included. $800 per
month, available May. Call 941-778-4611.
BRIGHT, CLEAN, FURNISHED 2BR/2BA duplex
close to beach and shopping. Available May 1,
$750 per month through Fall. 778-2872.
1 BR ON ANNA MARIA. Pet ok with deposit. Gulf
view, maid service. $2,500 per month. Surfside
Rental Management Team. Toll free 888-774-
in the following
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VACATION RENTAL 2BR/2BA plus loft. Open,
airy, immaculate. Two blocks from beach, two
porches. $2,500 per month plus tax. 813-969-
COMMERCIAL OFFICE corner unit, 5351 Gulf Dr.,
Holmes Beach. Call 941-778-6651 for information.
ANNUALS, ANNUALS, ANNUALS. 521 South
Dr., 2BR/2BA, canal front $1,500 per month. 304
Clark Dr., downstairs, 3BR/1BA, $800 per
month. 770 North Shore Dr., front, 2BR/1BA,
$700 per month. 770 North Shore Dr.,.back,
2BR/1BA $750 per month. Call Betsy Hills Real
SEASIDE GARDENS 2BR/2BA villa close to.
beach and bay. Nice sunroom and single attached
carport. Priced to sell! Call Norma Niles at 752-
4147 or 725-1834.
CHARMING ISLAND CASTLE, great turret and
bedroom Gulf views. Private beach, 4BR/3BA on
three tropical planted lots. 107 Beach Ave. 794-
GREAT FOR SENIORS Ground floor 1BR/1BA,
steps to beach, furnished, no pets. $550 per
month. Quiet Island location 778-2864.
2BR/1BA UPSTAIRS APARTMENT with sunset
views. Walk to beach. Big rooms, open and sunny.
No pets. $675 per month, annual. 778-2864.
RENTALS: MARTINIQUE PERICO BAY Club.
Martinique direct Gulf front available June through
September. Perico Bay Club available May 1. Both
2BR/2BA, pools, tennis. Call 795-3885.
ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/1BA second floor (pri-
vate) duplex apartment with screened porch. One
short block to Gulf. Prefer quiet tenant no pets!
$,25 per month plus utilities, Call Carol Saulnier at
Green Real Estate. 778-0455.
EFFICIENCY APARTMENT RENTAL on canal,
large deck. 778-3714 or 778-4431.
ANNA MARIA CITY 2BR/1BA furnished duplex.
Garage, lanai, washer/dryer, central air, large yard,
private. Available May 1 through October 1 at $800
per month including utilities. 778-8456.
Buy it, sell it, find it! Make great deals in The Islander.
STEVE ALLEN FLOORING
Quality Workmanship 15 Years Experience
Unbeatable Pricing on Carpeting & Vinyl
Ceramic Tile From $3.75 sq. ft. Installed
Mobile Showroom, Free Estimates
Fully Licensed and Insured '
Call 383-5381 -
HOLMES BEACH 3BR/2BA townhouse, pool, ga-
rage. Extra nice, convenient. Walk to beach, shop-
ping, dining. May through September $600 week,
$2,000 month. October through April $750 week,
$2,600 month. Call 778-0167.
ANNUAL 1BR in Holmes Beach. $500 month plus
security deposit. Nice! 778-6541, 778-4084, or
BY OWNER. BAYFRONT estate. Two homes
plus duplex. $725,000; $20,000 below appraisal.
109 13th Street South, Bradenton Beach. Dave
PERICO ISLAND mint condition, one year old.
3BR/2.5BA, 1,726 sq. ft. Many extras $174,500.
RUNAWAY BAY 1 BR/1 BA turnkey condominium,
second floor, nice view, pool, clubhouse, tennis
courts, steps to beach. FSBO, $91,900, 795-4272.
OPEN HOUSE 1PM-4PM most days, call first.
Waterfront home and boat dock on Coconut
Bayou. Large 4BR/4BA, many extras. Four years
new. 130 Hammock Road, Anna Maria. Priced
below appraisal 1997 at $525,000. owner/broker
GULF FRONT LOT, dead-end street, one of a
kind! There are no more like this. $399,000, 778-
4523 or 800-977-0803.
WHY RENT? Trailer plus 10-ft by 20-ft room. Cute,
open, bright, washer/dryer, boat storage. Sand-
piper, 416 4th Street. $18,500, call 800-977-0803
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 (furnished $569,000). broker participa-
tion accepted. Call 941-778-4636 for appointment.
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.
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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 lb.
boat lift, 90-ft. dock. $210,000. 747-3630.
PINES TRAILER PARK Bradenton Beach,
furnished trailer, 10-ft. by 32-ft. 55 and over. 58
Bay Drive North. Call for appointment 795-
HOUSE FOR SALE by owner. Realtors listing
expired. Reduced $10,000, 3BR/2BA. Split de-
sign, two-car garage. 778-0024.
BEAUTIFUL VIEW OF the bay from this brand
new home. 1,764 sqft. 3BR/2BA elevated cus-
tom built home with decks. Offered at
$229,000. Please call 778-6724.
FOR SALE BEAUTIFUL 2BR/2BA with den or
3rd bedroom. Gulf view, new carpet, new tile,
huge lot. Zoned duplex, great investment prop-
erty. $350,000 Call 778-1747.
FOR SALE DUPLEX 2BR/2BA. Backyard is
the Gulf! Great income property, turnkey, ex-
cellent condition. $320,000. Call 778-1747.
BRADENTON BEACH COTTAGE with Gulf
view. 30 steps to beach. Asking $154,900.
ON TAMPA BAY Key Royale Dr. 3BR/2.5BA,
pool, spa, dock. $575,000. By owner 751-
KEY ROYALE 3BR/2BA elevated Key West style home
on deep-water canal. Vaulted ceilings, open floor plan,
screened porch and spacious sun deck. Beautifully
turnkey furnished. $245,000. Call Wolfgang Dudda
ISLAND DUPLEX 2BR/1.5BA home with an efficiency
apartment to use as greatroom (with stone fireplace)
when not rented. Cozy getaway or starter home, easy
walk to shopping, restaurants, bus and beach. Great
potential. Turnkey furnished. $126,900. Dial the
Duncans! Judy 778-1589 or Darcie 779-2290 eves.
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SPACIOUS ISLAND DUPLEX 2BR/2BA each side,
extra large garage, barrel tile roof, large yard close to
beach. Great investment. $219,500. Possible owner
financing. Call Christine Eagleberger 779-1285 eves.
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 I iJ
CONDOMINIUM ON BRADENTON BEACH.
2BR/2BA on Sarasota Bay with boat dock.
Great place to live or good investment. Current
annual tenant will move with adequate notice.
Small complex with very low maintenance fee.
$135,000. Call for details 753-6462.
BY OWNER 2403 Avenue B, Bradenton
Beach. Short walk to beach. 2BR/1BA com-
plete with new roof, tile floors throughout. Up-
dated inside and out. $139,500 or best offer.
WATERFRONT GROUND FLOOR condo-
minium. 2BR/2BA, spacious. Must be seen.
Waterbird Way, Flamingo Cay. $107,000. 795-
GULF FRONT BEACH HOUSE 2BR/2BA
ground floor on a 50-ft. by 150-ft. lot to be com-
pleted in June. Nice, quiet, dead-end street.
$525,000, 800-977-0803, 778-4523.
KEY ROYALE WATER views, caged pool,
3BR/2BA, new roof, carpet, appliances, paint
in and out. 604 Concord. $215,000. 800-977-
TIMESHARE RESORT 66. 1BR, efficiency,
poolside, ground floor, four weeks. Ending July
4 week. $10,000, will separate. 800-977-0803,
Sto represent you as a
Buyer's Broker! His latest
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on their purchase.
Ask Uncle Steve what
he can do for you.
SSteven M. Bark, Broker/Realtor
Bark & Company Realty
760 Broadway Street mr
Longboat Key, Fl 34228 LI MLS
(941)383-1717 Cellular (941)712-2335
ANNA MARIA ISLAND HOME Spacious
3BR/3BA open floor plan, hardwood floors,
fireplace, screened balcony, more than 4,000
sq. ft. under one roof. Boat ramp and dock
large enough to accommodate sailboat. No
bridges to Tampa Bay. All this for $375,000.
Elizabeth Andricks 778-4800. MLS 32547
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.
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Super clean 2BR/2BA unit close to
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What a buy! Lynn Hostetler 778-3026. MLS
ISLAND GEM Contemporary 3BR/2.5BA large
home, completely updated. Master bedroom
and bath main floor, two bedroom and bath
upstairs with balcony overlooking great room
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Dick Maher/Dave Jones 778-4800. MLS 36165.
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OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
Directly on Gulf Beach, this newer
3BR has plantation shutters, Ander-
soin windows, solid oak spiral stair-
case, two-car garage. Wood deck
overlooks white sandy beach. Enjoy
beautiful sunsets over the Gulf.
102 31st Street, lolumes Beach Quality and beauty throughout.
Call Jane Tinsworth R.S. OlsonqB eter
at 795-3000 Real Estat, Inc. I I H l-...S
ESTATE SALE offers nicely maintained 2BR/2BA home in
Holmes Beach Bay Palms area. Features spacious living
room opening onto Florida room, nice kitchen with built-
ins, master bedroom with den and NEW SEAWALL AND
DOCK as of 1997 plus NEW TRANE CENTRAL UNIT in 1998.
A few cosmetics will create a charming home near
canal's "open end". Priced to sell at $210,000.
YOUR CHOICE! FAMILY, MOTHER-IN-LAW OR BOTH.
Over 2,800 sq. ft. living area in this lovely renovated
home: Private first floor bedroom with bath and pri-
vate entrance plus 13x37 recreation room can be
shared for mother-in-law suite. Custom-designed
kitchen, centered between living room and family
room, and master suite open onto shaded deck.
And, ALL overlook pool and lush tropical landscap-
ing. Two additional bedrooms and third bath com-
plete this attractive home. Natural lot with dock and
minutes to bay and Gulf. MUST SEE! Asking $385,000.
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9805 Gulf Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria, Florida 34216
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Shows great. Offered at $395,000. Call Dave
Movnihan at 778-2246/778-7976 eves.
PANORAMIC BAYFRONT with spectacular
views of bay and Intracoastal from this 3BR/2BA
home. Deep-water dock and lift. Great central
location. Reduced to $359,500. Call Dave
Moynihan 778-2246/778-7976 eves. #28633
RUNAWAY BAY Fully furnished bright sunny
condominium unit at Runaway Bay with la-
goon 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
MAGNIFICENT BAYFRONT RESIDENCE
Superbly designed and quality crafted.
This unique 4BR/4.5BA property offers a
3/4-plus acre private setting with out-
standing views and tropical landscaping.
The spacious residence features 10 ft.
plus ceilings, crown moldings, imported
marble floors and a dream kitchen. Call
Dave Moynihan for details. 778-2246/
778-7976 eves. #35431. $1,150,000.
Magnificent residence with spectacular bay
views. 3BR/2.5BA, greatroom, eat-in kitchen,
separate dining and living rooms, large mas-
ter bedroom and bath overlooking bay. Heated
pool and deep water dockage. $695,000. Call
Dave Moynihan at 778-2246/778-7976 eves.
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.
ISLAND DUPLEX Newly listed duplex with
excellent Holmes Beach location and short walk
to prime beach. 2BR/2BA each side with central
heat and air and cement block construction.
$175,000. Call Dave Moynihan 778-2246/778-
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.
A BIG HOUSE ON KEY ROYALE
BIG PRICE REDUCTION NOW $229,000
611 Gladstone. 4BR/3.5BA/2 kitchen/2 car, 3,895 sq.'ft.
under-roof home including caged pool. Next to, but not
on, a canal. Owner anxious. $255,000. Now $229,000.
Doug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, FI 34216
Phone & Fax: (941)778-1222
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