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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Uniform Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Creator: Islander
Publisher: Bonner Joy
Creation Date: April 14, 1999

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

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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00074389/00546

Material Information

Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Uniform Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Creator: Islander
Publisher: Bonner Joy
Creation Date: April 14, 1999

Subjects

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

Record Information

Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
System ID: UF00074389:00778

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THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND


City of Anna Maria again refuses records


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria Mayor Chuck Shumard shunned the
media once again, despite unsuccessfully defending
two previous lawsuits for violations of the Florida Pub-
lic Records Law during his administration.
On Wednesday, April 7, The Islander Bystander
requested copies of all resumes submitted for the city
clerk position and was denied access to the records.
Shumard, in his second term as mayor, is now in-
volved in the city's third public record lawsuit. The
Islander Bystander proceeded with a lawsuit against
the city, Tuesday, April 13, for violation of Florida's



Parking meters

proposed in

Bridge Street area
Parking meters will be a topic of discussion Thurs-
day in Bradenton Beach.
Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale has
prepared a presentation on metering 40 parking spaces
at the Bradenton Beach City Pier and the municipal
parking lot off First Street near Bridge Street. Charges
at the municipal lot would be 25 cents for five hours,
10 cents per hour at the city pier. Hours at the city lot
would be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, and 24 hours a
day seven days per week at the pier.
"The parking meters, in my opinion, would have
a positive impact on both the businesses in the area
and also the city. which maintains and keeps up the
areas," Speciale said. "The business owners would
have more vehicular traffic from people vacating
parking spaces after their business is concluded, in-
stead of leaving their vehicle parked for hours while
they walk to the beach.
Special said Bradenton has offered .to supply
Bradenton Beach with meters at a cost of $160 per
meter, installation not included.
"I believe the combination of both the revenue
from the meters, and the fines generated from parking
tickets in the first year will pay for the initial start-up
costs of the meters," Speciale said, adding that rev-
enues "would also be used for the further beautification
of Bridge Street and surrounding areas."
The idea of parking meters on Bridge Street was
broached about a year ago and quickly dropped after
objections from business owners.
The matter will come before the city commission
for discussion Thursday, April 15, at 1 p.m. at city hall,
107 Gulf Drive N.



Island cleanup

Saturday

morning
Anna Maria Island's part of the Great Ameri-
can Cleanup will be Saturday, April 17, starting at
9 a.m. from four locations, the sponsoring Keep
Manatee Beautiful has announced.
Volunteers may obtain information from and
register in advance with the organization by calling
795-8272, or check in at 9 o'clock at any of the
following areas:
City of Anna Maria, check in at city hall with
Mayor Chuck Shumard and Jason Cimino.
Holmes Beach, King Fish Boat Ramp, Jim
Gloth and Ron Robinson.
Bradenton Beach, Beach House restaurant
parking lot, Mayor Connie Drescher, Bernita Kays
and Ed Straight.
Palma Sola Causeway north pavilion, John
Andruzzi.


public records law. It will be the second such suit filed
by the newspaper, the first having been in 1997.
A complaint was filed with the Manatee County
Sheriff's Office on Friday, April 9.
At the close of business that day, the city had failed
to produce the records. A letter from the city's coun-
sel, Larry Chulock, to the newspaper's attorney states
the records could not be produced Friday because the
mayor was ill.
Chulock said the mayor collapsed at city hall and
paramedics were called to treat him. He was instructed
to go home and rest for the remainder of the day or, in
the alternative, he would be taken to the hospital.


Shumard said it was true he was feeling faint and
dizzy, but he did not collapse at the office, nor were
paramedics called to city hall.
He said he drove himself to the Holmes Beach fire
station, where his blood pressure was checked and he
was advised to go home and rest. However, he returned
to the office for approximately one hour.
Public Works Director Phil Charnock said the
statement regarding paramedics treating the mayor at
city hall was a misunderstanding between himself and
the city's attorney.

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Heading south
Island Baptist Church members Earl Mowry, left to right, Charlie Wilmore and Irv Bobbitt prepare to board
an Agape plane for a flight to Haiti where they are helping build a second church and mission. See page 12
for the story and more pictures.


Memorable 'Affaire' Saturday night


Vowing to raise a charitable $100,000 and with the
house practically sold out, volunteers are finishing
gearing up for the 15th annual "Affaire to Remember"
Saturday, April 17.
It will be at a transformed "grande ballroom" at St.
Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive,
Holmes Beach.
Starting the elegant "affaire" will be a champagne
reception at 5 p.m., with a $2,000 diamond going to the
person who buys the lucky glass of champagne, 100
glasses available at $25 per.
Dinner will be served at 6:30 and the live auction,
under the direction of former Islander Bobby Smith,
will begin at 8:30.
Trudy Moon, auction chair again this year, said
only 10 tickets to the big event remained at press time.
For those who can't be there in person, The Islander
Bystander has donated a 25-inch TV/VCR for the su-
per grand prize raffle. Chances are available at the
newspaper office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach,
and at local restaurants and pubs.
It was Moon who promised to exceed last year's
proceeds of $95,000, saying $100,000 should be attain-
able because "our donors are so generous, and without
a doubt these are the best auction packages ever."
Island songster Chuck Caudill will provide the
musical backdrop while diners fill up on gourmet hours
d'oeuvres and an array of festive desserts from the
Chiles Group, Beach Bistro and Bistro at Island's End
and the dinner from Harry's Continental Kitchens,
Live and silent bidding will vie for hundreds of
individual and coordinated packages that Moon said
"outshine even last year's tremendous values."


Abraham Chevroletof Tampa once again has do-
nated the big diamond for the champagne auction, and
the champagne reception will be sponsored by Island
Package Liquors and Air & Energy Inc.
Moon noted that in addition to $16,000 in "angel"
donations from individual and business supporters, the
auction also has three major sponsors who are helping
underwrite expenses.
She expressed special gratitude to Oden Hardy
Construction, Time Warner Inc. and First National
Bank of Manatee for "their sincerity on behalf of the
children and families who rely on our Center."
All proceeds go to the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center to support its programs.
For more information call the Center at 778-
1908.


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Access again


denied in Anna


Maria City

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

The city clerk position became vacant when
former-clerk Peg Nelson resigned in March, citing
health problems and a desire to spend more time
with her family.
In search of a replacement, Shumard ran a one-


day advertisement in a lo-
cal Sunday newspaper on
April 4, detailing desired
qualifications and asking
that resumes be sent to his
"personal/confidential at-
tention."
Shumard reasoned it
wouldn't be fair to appli-
cants if Deputy City Clerk
Jerice Wing, who is also
aoDlving for the position.


saw applicant's resumes.
He further said Wing, who has held her current
position for more than a year, might take the oppor-
tunity to choose more desirable qualifications from
the resumes received and make her own resume
more attractive if they were accessible to her.
At the time the documents were requested,
Deputy City Clerk Jerice Wing had not applied for
the position and stated she was considering allowing
her resume, already on file at city hall, to stand.
Wing said she would likely submit a letter stating
her interest in the position.
She did so on Friday, updating her resume to in-
clude the deputy clerk position.
According to Anna Maria's charter, the city
clerk is responsible for maintaining public records.
In the absence of a city clerk, Wing said she
could not provide the documents because they were
locked in the mayor's office.
The mayor refused to release the resumes, main-
taining confidentiality until he spoke to the city's at-'
torney, saying a decision was delayed because the at-
torney was on vacation.
The newspaper's attorney Donald Hadsock then
contacted the city's legal firm and negotiated for the
release of the documents with attorney Larry
Chulock.
Communication between the city's attorney and
the newspaper's attorney resulted in the city being
advised to release the records, Friday, April 9.
Because the mayor was home ill, Public Works
Director Phil Charnock was mediating.
*Chulock informed Hadsock on Friday afternoon
that Charnock was authorized to release the resumes,
but Charnock said the earliest the documents could
be released would be Monday, April 12, because he
could not access them.
Charnock said he had no key to access the
locked records and he was reluctant to contact the
mayor at home.
-Asked about the mayor's refusal to release pub-
lic records, Vice Mayor Robert McElheny said, "It's
his administrative decision to make, provided it's in
the confines of the law."
The newspaper's written request for records
quoted the 1999 Government-In-The-Sunshine
Manual, which states, "The general rule with regard
to personnel records is the same as for other public
records; unless the Legislature has expressly ex-
empted an agency's personnel records from disclo-
sure or authorized the agency to adopt rules limiting
access to such records, personnel records are subject
to inspection under s. 119.07(1), F.S."
The Sunshine manual states applications for em-
ployment, grievance records, resumes and salary in-
formation have been determined by case law to be
subject to disclosure.
On Monday, Public Works Clerk Laura Vogel
called the newspaper to advise that copies of clerk
applicant's resumes were prepared and there would
be a fee for reproduction costs per the city's invoice
of $20 for one hour staff preparation time and $5.85
for 39 copies at 15 cents per copy.
The newspaper declined to pay the excessive


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reopens to public
After years of waiting, the Manatee Public Beach erosion control
jetty in Holmes Beach has reopened to the public. The $190,000
project was completed as part of the Island's beach renourishment
program. Features of the refurbished pier include a handrail along
its perimeter, and fishing is permitted at the western end. Islander
Photos: Paul Roat


Deadline expires for clerk

applicants' position in Anna Maria


Anna Maria Mayor Chuck Shumard adver-
tised for the city's vacant clerk position last
week, with the deadline for applications being
April 9.
City Clerk Peg Nelson resigned from her
$33,208 per year post without notice on March
29.
The applicants were told in'the advertisement
that their resumes should be sent to the personal/
confidential attention of the mayor.
Shumard kept the resumes locked in his desk,
inaccessible to anyone at city hall.
It is apparent there have been numerous re-
sumes submitted for the position, but they are not
accessible at press time. Requests to review the
public documents have been ongoing since
Wednesday morning, April 7, without success.
The abnormal delay in producing records was
compounded by Shumard's absence on Friday,
when he says he felt "dizzy and weak," and after
driving to the Holmes Beach fire station to have
his blood pressure checked, spent another hour at
the office and then went home to rest for the day.
Earlier, Shumard said he would not consider
releasing the documents until he spoke with the
city's attorney, Robert Hendrickson, who hap-
pened to be on vacation.
The question of whether the documents are
public or private was then handled by another
representative of the city's legal firm, Harrison,
Hendrickson, Douglass & Kirkland P.A., Larry
Chulock.
Chulock wrote the newspaper's attorney that


fees and has proceeded with legal action.
Approximately 21 percent of the city's 1997-98
legal expenses were for fees incurred from two pub-
lic information lawsuits incurred by the city.
A lawsuit against the city was filed on behalf of
Ken Peterson Inc., doing business as 5 O'Clock Ma-
rine, in February 1997 for violation of the public
records law.
A settlement was reached in Ken Peterson Inc.
versus Shumard and the city was ordered to pay
Peterson's attorney fees and court costs of
$2,322.05. The city paid its counsel $3,034.95 for


he advised the city the resumes were public
records and, "We have no reason to believe our
client will not act in conformity with our advice."
On Friday afternoon, Chulock told the
newspaper's attorney, Donald Hadsock, that Pub-
lic Works Director Phil Charnock was authorized
to.release the information, but when contacted by
the newspaper, Charnock maintained he could not
access the locked records from the mayor's of-
fice.
Late Friday afternoon, Charnock said he was
reluctant to disturb the mayor at home for the key,
although they spoke by phone during the day.
On Monday morning, the public works clerk
called to advise the newspaper that the resumes
were copied and ready for pick-up, but that there
would be a fee of $20 for staff preparation and a
$5.85 charge for copies.
The newspaper declined to pay the staff
preparation fee, maintaining that the fee is not
allowed according to public records law, and
therefore has proceeded to file suit against the
City of Anna Maria.
Shumard previously said he would appoint a
committee to review applicants for the clerk po-
sition, but on April 12 Shumard said he and Pub-
lic Works Director Phil Charnock will be review-
ing the resumes and conducting interviews.
Shumard said he will decide on a candidate
for the clerk's position this week and announce
his decision at the April 27 commission meeting.
The appointment of the city clerk requires
commission approval.


related fees.
A second suit, brought by The Islander By-
stander for violation of the public records law was
settled in September 1997 and the city was ordered
to pay $903.50 for the newspaper's attorney fees and
court costs. An additional $1,826.50 was paid to
Harrison, Hendrickson, Douglass & Kirkland P.A.,
to represent the city.
The fees incurred by the city as a result of the
lawsuits were requested by two citizens, once in
October 1997 and again in August 1998, but ironi-
cally that information was delayed as well.


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Bradenton Beach
By Paul Roat
Call it the "Bradenton Beach two-step" one step
forward, two steps back.
City commissioners are expected Thursday to reject
bids to replace aging pilings supporting the Bradenton
Beach City Pier. They had budgeted $60,000 for the work.
They also rejected bids for a survey of pier pilings
after one of the bidders questioned the city's apparent
willingness to accept one bid over his, despite his submit-
ting a proposal to do an underwater survey of the pilings


Ritchison cleared

Sin shooting
The Florida State Attorney's office has declined
to prosecute Lance Ritchison, charged with second
degree murder by sheriffs deputies in the death of
Lonnie Poole in a shack in a wooded area near
Cortez March 3.
Sheriffs deputies say Ritchison, Poole and an-
other man, James Walkup, were involved in a lov-
ers' triangle that went awry and ended in Poole's
death. The three lived in huts in Cortez schoolhouse.
Assistant State Attorney Arthur Brown con-
curred with the self defense claim by Ritchison and
said no action would be filed against him on the sec-
ond degree murder charge.
Ritchison, Brown said, was inside his hut when
Poole entered and Ritchison shot him. Ritchison said
because of Poole's size and the fact that all had been
drinking, he feared for his life.
Brown wrote that "there is considerable evi-
dence that would support the defendant's conten-
tion that the victim was a violent and dangerous
individual who had already attacked Walkup and
Ritchison the day of the shooting ... the state does
not have any evidence that would support an al-
ternative theory of events and ... the case must be
declined."


pier piling repair
in 1998 a proposal that was not addressed until a meet-
ing last week to accept another proposal.
"We seem to have gone about this backwards,"
Mayor Connie Drescher said regarding the process of
getting bids to replace pilings before conducting a survey
to determine which pilings need to be replaced.
"We should have inspected the pier first, then gone
to bid for the pilings," she added.
"Our process for proceeding with this project is not
right, and I don't have confidence in this at all," City
Commissioner Gail Cole said, adding, "This puts a knot
in my stomach.".
Commissioners were told about the need to begin the
process of replacing pilings on the 25-year-old pier about
three years ago by then-Building Official Whitey Moran.
The need was reaffirmed last year by then-Building Of-
ficial Bill Sanders, who said about 60 pilings needed re-
placement or repair, due to cracks in the concrete piles.
Sanders surveyed the pilings by boat to reach his
conclusion. He requested approval for Robert A.
Bernhardt, of Graphic Underwater Engineering & Div-
ing Inc., to do an underwater inspection of the pilings and
provide a report to the city, but commissioners rejected
that request. Bernhardt estimated cost to do an inspection
to be between $5,000 to $10,000.
Without an inspection of pilings, commissioners ear-
lier this year went out to bid on the piling repair. Bid
specifications called for piling replacement to be either
concrete or wood. Deadline for that bid was April 1.
Last week, a special commission meeting was held
to accept a bid by Mike Caswell of JKL Services to con-
duct a survey of the pilings prior to awarding the bid for
the piling repair or replacement. Caswell's bid was $20
per piling, not to exceed $3,000. However, Bernhardt
showed up at the meeting and questioned the process.
City commissioners agreed to start the whole process
again, this time beginning with a piling inspection bid,
followed by a piling repair or replacement bid. Formal
action on rejecting the already in-hand repair proposals
is expected Thursday; no date for requests for proposals
for the survey has been given.


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Anna Maria resident Kathy Granstad is
collecting signatures from those persons op-
posed to Mayor Chuck Shumard's closing of
Beach Street to parking. Beach Street, along
with all of the other beach street-end accesses,
are fully or partially closed to parking.
Granstad says she needs citizen involve-
ment in order to have parking returned to the
residents. She will be at the post office in Anna
Maria from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 17,
to collect signatures.




Anna Maria City
4/22, 7:30 p.m., Planning and Zoning Board
Anna Maria City Hall, 1005 Gulf Drive,
778-0781.
Bradenton Beach
4/15, 1 p.m., Commission meeting
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.
Holmes Beach
None scheduled
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.
Of Interest
S4/15, 6 p.m., Anna Maria/West Side Fire
Commission work session followed by
meeting, Fire Station 4,
407 67th St. W., Bradenton.
Anna Maria Fire District: 741-3900
4/19, 3 p.m., Island Transportation Planning
Organization, Holmes Beach City Hall.
*4/21, 2 p.m., Barrier Island Elected Officials,
Bradenton Beach City Hall.
4/21, 10 a.m. Tentatively rescheduled Island
Emergency Operations Center, Fire Station 1,
6001 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.





E[ PAGE 4 0 APRIL 14, 1999 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

Commission says it can't


reduce amount of paving lien


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
A former resident left city hall disappointed last
week after Holmes Beach Commissioners said they
could not reduce the amount of two paving liens on her
family's property.
Rosemary Licata Brennan had asked the commission
to give her relief from the liens on Lots 1 and 2 of the
Casanas Subdivision on 42nd Street. The liens, in effect
since 1984, amount to almost $10,000, including interest.
"A long time ago the city paved some roads in this
neighborhood and this is a paving lien that was assessed
at the time," City Attorney Patricia Petruff explained. "The
full amount of the paving was $418 at the time. It allowed
the owners to pay in three equal annual installments. The
interest rate was 1 percent per month until paid."
Petruff said City Treasurer Rick Ashley has found
outstanding paving liens on 14 properties in the city.
Amounts, with interest, range from $547.95 to
$6,428.91, for a total of $40,874.71.
"My family has been coming here for over 70
years," Brennan said. "The property was passed down
from my grandfather to my father and finally to us."
Brennan said her father became ill with dementia
in 1987 he signed the property over to her and her sis-
ter. She said after his death, they paid off all outstand-


Calling all Islanders!
An Islandwide planning session for a special
millennium event is scheduled for Tuesday, April
20 at 9 a.m. in Holmes Beach City Hall.
All elected officials, restaurateurs, business lead-
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"We had no notification of this lien and the people
at the courthouse thought everything was cleared up,"
Brennan said. "When we sold this property, we were
shocked to find out about it. I don't know how it got
lost. There was no intent not to pay. To me it's a great
deal of money. I can only ask for your consideration."
Petruff said that employees in the clerk of the
court's office would not necessarily have access to in-
formation about a paving lien but it would show up in
a title search.
"There were other liens for other lots owned by this
family and those were paid off," Petruff pointed out.
"They did make a good faith effort to go and do the
right thing. I don't know how these two were missed."
Commissioner Rich Bohnenberger asked if the city
has ever negotiated or waived a lien on a property.
"Our street was paved in 1965 and I didn't have the
money to pay it," Commissioner Pat Geyer noted. "Six
years later, when I did, I had to pay the interest. As long
I've been here, we've never discounted any liens."
Petruff said as a policy matter the commission
could lower the amount of the lien.
"At the bank, we helped clean up a lot of these and we
always had to pay them," said Commissioner Sandy Haas-
Martens, a retired banker. "It's not the city's fault. In all
fairness to everyone else, we need to collect."
"As representatives of the other citizens of the city,
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Mayor Carol Whitmore noted that the property has
been sold and money has been set aside to settle the lien.
Commissioners asked if they should take the mat-
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the interest is accruing daily and they should give
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M APRIL 14, 1999 0 PAGE 5 []


Commission talks longer term,

residency requirements


By Pat Copeland
Reporter
Holmes Beach residents may get a break from
city elections every year. And new residents may
have to wait longer for the privilege of voting.
Commissioners plan to vote on a suggestion
from Commissioner Don Maloney that they increase
the term of office to four years. The vote is slated for
the April 27 meeting.
"After the last run, I think that two years is
wrong," Maloney explained. "At the beginning of
February, you get to where you postpone a lot of
things because of a controlling interest in getting
elected. I think it's an expensive proposition that
doesn't have to happen. I'd prefer four years."
Mayor Carol Whitmore said the charter would
have to be amended.
According to the city charter, the commission
may propose an amendment and after passing an

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initiating ordinance, may place the proposed amend-
ment on the ballot for the next general election or a
special election.
"It gives you a good four years to work on
things," Commissioner Sandy Haas-Martens noted.
"It's not so disruptive."
Commissioner Pat Geyer agreed.
Maloney said more people would vote if they
knew officials would serve four years.
"I think facing the music every two years is
good," Commissioner Roger Lutz said.
Whitmore said she would also favor lengthening
the residency requirement in order to vote. It is now
six months.
"I agree," Commissioner Pat Geyer said. "It
should be five years before a person can vote. These
people come down here because they were discon-
tent where they were and they want to change every-
thing to the way they did it up north."


Traffic signal at

public beach a go
A traffic light will greet Island residents and visitors
at the intersection of Gulf Drive and Manatee Avenue next
fall.
The position of Holmes Beach commissioners was
reaffirmed last week when Chairman Roger Lutz asked
the board to reconsider the question. Both Lutz and Com-
missioner Sandy Haas-Martens were absent when the
original vote was taken in February, and Commissioner
Rich Bohnenberger was not yet in office.
"The state put us in a hot seat [in February] and gave
us two or three days to make up our minds," Lutz ex-
plained. "I'd like to see if anybody else has had second
thoughts. I've been here over20 years and go through that
area twice a day and I don't see a problem. I don't think
governments should do anything if there isn't a problem."
Lutz said the signal is likely to create traffic jams.
Commissioner Pat Geyer, the traffic light's biggest
critic, agreed with Lutz and noted, "It's going to jam
people up. But they did say if it didn't work they would
take it out."
"We asked traffic experts in Manatee County and the
Florida Department of Transportation to give our police
chief a recommendation," Mayor Carol Whitmore said.
"They all recommended it. We told them of our reserva-
tions and they said they'd work with us."
"That's a very confusing intersection," Haas-Martens
noted. "Visitors don't know which way to turn and who
has the right of way. I feel we ought to give it a shot. We
can turn it off if it doesn't work."
Commissioner Don Maloney brought up the issue of
liability if the city does not install the light after being told
by experts it's needed.
"I think from a liability standpoint, the failure to put
up a light is not a problem,' said Lutz, who is also an at-
torney. "If you put it up and it doesn't work, then you've
got a problem."
"We had a quite convincing presentation from the
three traffic engineers of how this thing would work,"
Bohnenberger noted. "It seems like a viable alternative,
particularly since they are willing to adjust the cycles to
accommodate our seasonal traffic."


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Politically incorrect
Anna Maria Mayor Chuck Shumard earned an-
other black eye, or two, during the past week.
He should have seen it coming.
Shumard advertised in at least one daily newspa-
per last week for a city clerk to fill the vacancy created
by Peg Nelson's sudden resignation.
That's not so unusual. But he asked respondents to
send resumes to his "personal/confidential" attention.
Now, that's unusual for a city position. You see,
the applications and resumes are public information,
readily available for perusal by anyone who asks the
press, citizens, youngsters, retirees, voter and non-
voter, resident or not.
We quickly consulted our 1999 Government-In-
The-Sunshine Manual on the off chance there was
some sort of exemption, but it clearly shows personnel
records are public information.
It states: "The general rule with regard to person-
nel records is the same as for other public records; un-
less the Legislature has expressly exempted an
agency's personnel records from disclosure or autho-
rized the agency to adopt rules limiting access to such
records, personnel records are subject to inspection
under Florida Statute 119.07(1)."
The manual lists applications for employment,
grievance records, resumes and salary information
among some of the personnel records which have been
determined to be subject to disclosure.
So, to make this long story short, on Wednesday
morning, April 7, we requested to review the
applicant's resumes and were told by Deputy Clerk
Jerice Wing that the file we sought was locked in the
mayor's desk. She could not access it.
A second trip to city hall later in the day produced
the same results.
So, we faxed our third request to city hall, called
Wing and told her we'd be returning to wait for the
information. She called the mayor, and he met reporter
Susan Kesselring at city hall.
Shumard said he wouldn't provide the applications
until he spoke with the city attorney to determine if
they must be released and he said that the attorney
was on vacation.
We can only presume that if Shumard would read
the Sunshine Manual or the Florida Statutes he'd stop
being stubborn and release the information.
But, it gets worse. Shumard's reason for withhold-
ing the applications and resumes is cause for another
black eye for the city.
He told us he was concerned Deputy Clerk Wing
would look at the resumes and find qualifications that
sound attractive to incorporate in her own resume -


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sort of "cut and paste to her advantage."
Now, isn't that a sad commentary on the relation-
ship of the mayor and the city staff?
Wing had not applied for the job as yet, and her re-
sume is already on file at city hall with her original appli-
cation. Since Wednesday, Wing updated her resume to
include the city job she's held for more.than a year and
submitted a letter indicating her interest in the position to
the mayor and commissioners without the benefit of
perusing the other resumes in Shumard's private file.
To continue the saga, Shumard arrived at city hall
Friday complaining he felt "dizzy and weak" and he
says he drove himself to -the fire station in Holmes
Beach where it was determined his blood pressure was
high. He went back to his city hall office for approxi-
mately one hour and then went home to rest for the day.
Throughout the day, lawyers conversed the
city's and the newspaper's counsel to finally deter-
mine that Public Works Director Phil Charnock was
authorized to access the applications for the clerk po-
sition and make copies for the newspaper.
Immediately following notification to our office,
we contacted Charnock, who said he could not access
the files because they were still locked in the mayor's
office. He said he didn't have a key and he was reluc-
tant to disturb the mayor to obtain the key. City hall
closed shortly thereafter.
The newspaper filed a complaint based on the vio-
lation of public records statutes with the Manatee
County Sheriff's Office Friday afternoon at the close
of business.
On Monday morning, Laura Vogel, a public works
clerk, called The Islander Bystander to report the cop-


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ies of job applications/resumes were prepared and there
would be a $25.85 fee, including 39 pages of copies at
15 cents a page and a $20 fee for one hour of staff time
to prepare the documents.
And here we sit, with yet another violation of the
public records law, because, you see, the courts have
already determined that governments can't charge for
ordinary staff time to make copies for the public and
when it is permitted (in the case extensive use of cleri-
cal labor or information technology sources) it must
be based on actual expense (time and salary).
.We agreed to pay for the copies, but not staff time
- and especially not one hour of staff time the city
says was required to produce what should have been
readily accessible records.
And so, at press time, we are without the resumes
from applicants for the clerk's position and minus
a story reporting to you, the public, about who has ap-
plied for one of the city's highest paying positions.
And further, if it sounds like we're repeating
ourselves, just tell us to hum. We went through the-
identical scenario with Shumard and former-clerk
Peg Nelson in September 1997 even including the
copying fees.
Hum a tune and name it "Sue," because sue is ex-
actly what we're forced to do.
If the court agrees with the newspaper again, the
city will be liable for the cost of enforcement includ-
ing attorney fees and court costs and Shumard may
be judged guilty of a misdemeanor.
But, that's just another black eye for him.
For taxpayers in Anna Maria, it's an unnecessary
expense and yet another embarrassment.


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Re-do will be 'nice'
Anna Maria's Mayor Chuck Shumard is in the
"redecorating" mood again. He tells us he's plan-
ning to "re-do" the commission chamber. He tells us
he has a friend who is preparing to build a new dais
to be installed at the opposite end of the meeting
room. He says it will be beautiful.
When asked the reason that necessitates this
renovation, Shumard reports the amounts of money
that Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach have spent


in remodeling or rebuilding. He says it has been a
long time since Anna Maria made any changes. He
thinks changes in Anna Maria City Hall will be
"nice."
When asked if the commission has approved
such changes, the answer is "no," but Vice Mayor
Robert McElheny tells us that the mayor "can do
whatever he wants."
How "nice."
D. Canniff, Anna Maria






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THOSE WERE THE BAYS
Part 8, The Bean/Hall Story
by June Alder


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It was like living in a Disney
theme park replicating an old-time fort
of Indian days. Only it was the real
thing or it was until 1882. That was
when the federal government decided
Tampa no longer needed protection
from Indians. So they marched the
soldiers away and let new settlers like
the Beans in.
For George and Abbie Bean's
brood of seven especially their five
children under the age of 14 "the
Garrison" (Fort Brooke) on the east
bank of the Hillsborough River was a
magical place.
There was a magnificent parade
ground perfect for baseball games and
kite-flying and playing tag. There
were moss-laden oaks with stalwart
branches ideal for hanging rope
swings from.
You could play soldier in the zinc-
lined trenches dating from the Civil
War or climb upon a cannon stuck
muzzle-down in the ground to com-
memorate the war's end.
A Chinese pagoda sat on a little
hill for the officers' wives to loll in
and munch on biscuits. What a won-
derful spot for the Bean girls and their
friends to have tea parties.
And you could search for treasure
in an honest-to-goodness Indian cer-
emonial mound, if you weren't caught
at it.
Besides all this, you could dig for
turtle or alligator eggs (but watch out for
maina!, chase fiddler crabs among the
mangrove roots, build sand castles, sift
for shiny coquinashells, and possibly go
hunting with big brother for deer, bear
or wildcats on Big (Davis) Island.
The Bean family occupied a small
cottage intended for single officers.
They were lucky to get it. The most
commodious digs went to the politi-
cally well connected, like the physi-
cian who moved into the commanding
officer's quarters.
Abbie fixed up her place and was
happy. As for George, he was pleased
with the situation, though he never


swerved from his intention of some
day living on Anna Maria Island.
But by-and-by things changed at
the Garrison.
Along came descendants of one
Robert J. Hackley, claiming that 'way
back in 1823 he had built a plantation
on the riverbank, but was thrown off
the land by Colonel George Mercer
Brooke. The Garrison land belonged to
them, they argued. It wasn't until 1905
that the Supreme Court decided the
federal government did the right thing.
The decision opened the way for rail-
roads and other commercial interests to
acquire it. (An idea to keep the Garri-
son as a park got little support.)
Meanwhile, squatters pitched
tents on the land, leading to evic-
tions, protest marches and violence.
This revolt of the "homeless"
was led by a flamboyant character
named Frederick Weightnovel, a
physician who claimed to have es-
caped from Siberia by swimming the
White Sea to Finland.
John P. Jones, son of a friend of
George Bean's and a future Anna
Maria homesteader, recalled
Weightnovel as "remarkably broad-
shouldered, of swarthy complexion
with piercing black eyes and a mane
of iron-gray hair down over his
shoulders who always dressed in im-
maculate white. He was a Nihilist
compelled to flee his native Russia
for plotting against the Czar."
Weightnovel was turned down as
a member of the medical society for
his bizarre behavior, including a
stunt where he floated on his back
out in the bay while smoking a cigar
and reading newspaper.
Long before the Supreme Court
settled the Hackley case, the Beans
left the Garrison to live in a pink
house George had built on downtown
Franklin Street.

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Fundraising made simple
A weekend of fundraisers brought more than
$9,000 to Anna Maria Island Community Center
coffers, serving different needs, but serving none the
less.
The Lou Fiorentino Memorial benefit raised
$8,000 for youth summer camp scholarships at a big
music/food/party at the Center on April 11.
Kids in fourth through eighth grade are encour-
aged to apply for the summer camp funds by calling
the Center at 778-1908.
Meanwhile, at the Bridge Tender Inn in
Bradenton Beach, rabid Green Bay Packer fans
Chuck and Joey Lester, co-hosted a Packer Super
Bowl Party featuring video-taped games from the
1960s, raffle prizes, official Johnsonville bratwursts
and Jello shots.
Everything prizes and food and proceeds -
was donated to the Center by the Lesters, the Bridge
Tender and Miller Lite Beer. Manager Bob Slicker
sweated over a hot grill, assistant manager Pat Dixon
sweated behind the bar, and Brenda Clarke delivered
cool drinks to the patrons/fans and all donated
their tips.
The grand prize Packer toilet seat went to enter-
tainer Rich Kendall's wife Linda.
In all, $1,039 was raised for the Center's endow-
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including two Waterford Millenium toasting flutes.
Also included: three rare, unattainable bottles of
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Sunday's second annual benefitfor the Lou
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$8,000. The funds will be used to send Island youths
to summer camps. Master of ceremonies Brian Beebe
introduces one of last year's camp recipients.. The
youngster thanked all those who helped make his
week at camp possible. The fund is a memorial to
Fiorentino, a popular Little League coach and
umpire, who passed away last year. Proceeds from
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Beautify or not question

in Holmes Beach


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach commissioners are considering ap-
plying for funding from the Florida Department of
Transportation if Marge Soeffker will write the pro-
posal.
The city's beautification board learned about the
enhancement funding in February from DOT officials.
Twelve agencies in DOT District 1, including the
Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organiza-
tion, can submit requests for the funding. Each agency
can receive up to $300,000 for one or more projects.
Allowable projects include bicycle and pedestrian
facilities and landscaping and other scenic beautifica-
tion. The application deadline is June 1 and the appli-
cations are reviewed by the MPO and DOT. They are
then resubmitted to the MPO for prioritization.
Beautification activist Soeffker urged the city to ap-
ply for the funds this year and to continue the process
yearly, saying, "The squeaky wheel gets the grease." She
said all three cities should join in the application because
it would improve their chances of getting funded.
"At the last Island Transportation Planning Orga-
nization meeting, Bradenton Beach asked us to support
its application for enhancement funds for bike lanes,"


Mayor Carol Whitmore pointed out. "We agreed infor-
mally and we all wrote letters of support.
"MPO's Keith Drake said if we [Holmes Beach]
apply for funds for beautification, we're wasting our
time and we'll fall way down on the list."
"Send the application regardless, because they've
granted beautification funds in the past," Soeffker said.
"There are 10 categories. The DOT looks at each ap-
plication and rates each one."
"It's from the same funds and the bike lanes will
probably get it anyway, so why go through all this?"
Whitmore asked.
Bradenton Beach officials will most likely not join
in any application unless it's for bike lanes, Commis-
sion Chairman Roger Lutz noted.
"Bradenton Beach's bike lanes are very important
to link the Island," Commissioner Sandy Haas-Martens
stressed. "We all decided to support it. Next year
maybe we can apply for this."
"I don't think it would have a negative effect on the
Bradenton Beach application," Commissioner Rich
Bohnenberger said.
Soeffker continued to plead with commissioners
until they agreed that if she filled out the application,
they would vote on whether to submit it.
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John Trevethan, Manatee County historian, will spin
tales of the county before 1861 at a meeting of the Anna
Maria Island Historical Society Monday, April 19.
The public meeting will be at the Anna Maria
City Hall at 7:30 p.m. A slate of officers for the May
election will be presented by a nominating commit-
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The fourth annual "hurricane dessert cruise" to
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at the Seafood Shack in Cortez at 5:30 p.m. Saturday,
April 17.
Sponsored by the Manatee County Chapter of the
American Red Cross, the cruise offers dinner, special
desserts and entertainment for $45 per person. Reser-
vations may be made at information obtained at 792-
8686 or at the organization's offices at 2905 59th St.
W., Bradenton.

Library offers access
to Internet
The Island Branch Library is making Internet
available to its patrons through a program of the Mana-
tee County Public Library System.
"The primary purpose of Internet terminals is to
provide the public with access to research and reference
materials that would not otherwise be available in print
form from the library," a spokesperson said.
Access to the terminals is on a first-come, first-
served basis, no reservations taken. The library is at
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. It opens daily ex-
cept Sundays at 10 a.m. and closes Mondays and
Wednesday at 8 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6
p.m., Fridays and Saturdays at 5 p.m. Information is
available at 778-6341.

Virginia band in free
concert on beach
The William Byrd High School "Terriers" march-
ing band from Vinton, Va., will present a free public
Concert on the Beach at 10 a.m. Friday, April 16.
The event, under David Vail, director, will be at the
Manatee County Public Beach where Manatee Avenue
meets the Gulf of Mexico. Details are available at 778-
9642.

Yoga classes start at
Art League
Six weeks of yoga classes will begin Monday,
April 19, at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312
Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach.
Harmony Feldman will teach beginning yoga and
meditation from 10 a.m. to noon, intermediate yoga 1
to 3 p.m., beginning yoga 5 to 6:15 p.m., tri-yoga pos-
ture flows 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Classes will be for six successive Mondays. For
enrollment or information, interested persons may call
921-0074.

$1,000 art scholarship
applicants sought
The Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island is seeking
applicants for this year's scholarship, a $1,000 award
to a 1999 high school graduate from Manatee County.
The recipient must be majoring in a field of fine
art at an accredited post-secondary institution. Ap-
plications and information are available at high
school guidance offices in the county. Deadline for
applications is May 3.
The money comes from the guild's annual art show
and art sales, as does support for the organization's
other activities such as art classes, student tours of lo-
cal galleries and other "adventures in art" for local
children. Information is available at 778-6694.


This deserves a closer look
Artist Robert Johnston is the creator of the sculpture
"Adam and Eve," and many more, all on display at
the Island Branch Library during the month of April.
The library is located at 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Islander Photo: Edna Tiemann

'Fashions in Full Bloom'
show Tuesday
"Fashions in Full Bloom" is being sponsored by the
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce office volun-
teers from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, at Leverocks
Seafood House. 12320 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.
Styles will be from AMI West, Kesten Apparel for
Men and Sun & Surf Lifestyle Apparel. Details may be
obtained at 778-1541.

Suncoast Watercolor
exhibit opening
The Suncoast Watercolor Society's annual exhibit
will open with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday,
April 16, at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts.
The reception is free to the public and the exhibit
will be at the center's main gallery through May 7. The
center is at 6890 Longboat Drive S. Its hours are 9:30
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sat-
urdays. Details are available at 383-2345.

Campbells are showing
at Starving Artists
Jim and Ruth Campbell are featured artists in an
exhibit at Starving Artists of Manatee, 110 Bridge St.,
Bradenton Beach.
Jim Campbell shows shell sculpture and wildlife,
marine and Indian paintings and Ruth Campbell has her
portraits on display.
Gallery hours are 10 a.m. till 7 p.m. Monday
through Saturday, 11 a.m. till 6 p.m. Sunday. Informa-
tion is available at 778-5774.

Garden Club meets
The Anna Maria Island Garden Club's last meet-
ing of the season will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April
15, in the social hall of the Episcopal Church of the
Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Since this will serve as the club's annual meeting, the
only program is socializing. Information is available from
the membership chairman, Art Koelsch, at 778-4432.

Civic association gathers
The Holmes Beach Civic Association will meet at
10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 17, in the Walker Swift meet-
ing room at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.
For more information, contact Joy Courtney at 778-
5405.






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N APRIL 14, 1999 M PAGE 11 Oj


Enjoying a summer picnic, listening to a relaxing
concert or playing dominoes while butterflies float
through the park may soon be a reality for Holmes Beach.
City commissioners last week gave Commission
Chairman Roger Lutz the go-ahead to start a fundraising
campaign to construct a pavilion where the former city
hall now stands.
"Pat Fletcher designed this pavilion,".Lutz told com-
missioners while displaying the architect's rendering. "It's
got bathrooms on either side and moveable walls. It gives
you a roof with a concrete floor where people can put pic-
nic tables, folding chairs or card tables. The estimated cost
is $40,000."
The pavilion will have metal roof to match city hall
and can hold 40 folding chairs or four picnic tables. The
walls will be constructed of moveable acoustical panels.
Lutz said he asked Fletcher to sketch the pavilion on
the site plan of the area. The plan also shows a basketball
court on the site of the former police station and a butter-
fly garden nearby. Lutz said the pavilion can be used for
a variety of events, as well being an informal gathering
place for teens and residents.
Mayor Carol Whitmore said the city has received a
bid of $22,900 for the demolition of the former city hall
and police station, including asbestos removal.
"I think there are people who will help us raise the
money," Lutz said. "I think we can do it without city


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bash volunteers are "desperately" needed to
help set it up for the next couple for days, accord-
ing to Cynthia Finn of the Anna Maria Island
Community Center.
Finn said people with a flair for table decorat-
ing or just a pair of willing hands will be kept busy
anytime from noon Thursday, April 15, and/or
from 10 a.m. onward Friday, April 16.
Volunteers, she pleaded, call her at the Center,
778-1908, to get with the program.


money. My partner and I will put up the first $4,000. Tell
me if it's feasible."
The mayor and commissioners agreed to let Lutz start
fundraising.
The city should include the basketball court in the
plan because it was part of the original master plan, Com-
missioner Rich Bohnenberger noted.
"The funding has been frozen by the Hagens,"
Whitmore pointed out. -
The Rex Hagen Foundation has given the city an an-
nual grant earmarked for recreation spending for many
years. Projects planned by the city with the funds include
a basketball court, youth baseball field improvements and
irrigation.
The Hagens asked the city to put a hold on all mon-
eys from their foundation in February, pending a meeting
with the mayor and commissioners about the disposition
of the funds.
According to a February report by City Treasurer
Rick Ashley, the city has allocated the funds from the
foundation to various accounts, including interest:
Ball field lighting $12,724.60.
Basketball court and upgrading baseball field -
$9,705.18.
Soccer facilities, rest room renovations, baseball
field, tennis courts $6.023.85.
Recreation equipment $6,387.40.

Democrats schedule
sunset cruise
A three-hour "fun fundraiser" in the form of a sun-
set cruise is scheduled by the Manatee County Demo-
cratic Central Committee the evening of Saturday,
April 17, aboard the Miss Cortez.
Boarding will be at 6 p.m. at the boat's berth-just
off the mainland end of the Cortez bridge. Tickets are
$17 each. Reservations may be made with Barbara
Dresser at 794-3457 or Wilma Warren at 798-3373.


Ukrainian icons shown
at art gallery
Hand-painted Ukrainian icons by Vera
Tryceicky, Bradenton artist, are being shown in an
exhibit at the gallery of the Artists Guild of Anna
Maria Island, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Included in the exhibit, which runs through
April, are gold-leaf icons on tile, mosaic tile portrait
-plates of Ukrainian saints, and a selection of Byzan-
tine icons on ostrich and other eggs.
Tryceicky was born in Poland and at age 8 came
to the U.S. with her Ukrainian artist father and a
younger sister. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
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Kenneth A. Price Sr.
Kenneth A. Price Sr., father of Anna Maria Fire
District Chief Kenneth A. "Andy" Price Jr., died Sun-
day at Blake Medical Center in Bradenton.
Price, who lived in
Bradenton Beach, was born
in Knoxville, Tenn., and
came to Manatee County in
1963. He was a Navy vet-
eran serving on the U.S.S.
Tarawa and a tile contractor .
for K.A. Price Tile, Price
was a Methodist and mem-
ber of Moose Lodge of Anna
Maria. His volunteer work P
Price
extended to the Anna Maria
Little League, where for years he served as a coach and
umpire.
Price was a former volunteer and chief with the
Bradenton Beach Volunteer Fire Department.
Services are 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, at Roser
Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria, with the Rev. Mike Smith officiating.
Burial will be in Manasota Memorial Park, 5350
15th St. E., Bradenton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, P.O. Box 253, Anna


Maria, FL 34216.
Price is survived by son Andy of Holmes Beach;
a daughter, Deborah Varelis of Bradenton; four broth-
ers, Howard of Orlando, Bill and Donny, both of Fort
Lauderdale and Raymond of Sarasota; and eight grand-
children.

June W. Snyder
June W. Snyder, 74, of Holmes Beach, died April
1, in Blake Medical Center, Bradenton.
Memorial Service will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday,
April 27, at Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, 6000 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Memorial contributions may be
made to the American Cancer Society, 600 U.S. 301
Blvd. W., Suite 136, Bradenton, FL 34205, or to
Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children, 12502 N.
Pine Drive, Tampa, FL 33612-9499.
Born in Lincoln, Neb., Mrs. Snyder came to Mana-
tee County from River Edge, N.J., in 1979. She was a
homemaker and a home economist with Penn State
Extension Service. She was a Protestant. She was past
president of the Golby-Reasoner Chapter of The
American Hibiscus Society and a member of Selby
Gardens.
She is survived by two sons, Richard, of Chester,
N.H., and Robert, of Andover, Mass.; and five grand-
children.


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Islander back after helping build Haitian school


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Earl Mowry is back home in Holmes Beach after
helping once more to build a Christian mission and
school in Haiti.
This school, a two-story 50-by-100-foot building,
will serve 500 youngsters. Mowry and his fellow work-
ers anticipate that the school will give the children a
much better life than they could expect otherwise.
The school will teach trades, Mowry said, which
are the only alternative jobs to sugar cane field work for
nearly all Haitians.
He was told that the average annual income in that
troubled Caribbean island nation is $300, "but I would
guess that the reality is even lower."
He is proud of his church, Island Baptist, for its
participation in Haitian relief. He said that members of
the congregation "adopted" 42 Haitian children and for
$15 a month each provide lunches, books and other
school necessities.
PLEASE SEE HAITI, NEXT PAGE


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Members of Island Baptist Church look over the present school, which will soon
be replaced by new concrete block construction. Between trips, the Haitian
congregation works feverishly to produce the blocks, one by one, by hand, which
are used to construct the buildings by the Island volunteers.


A finished school at another mission, completed by members of Island Baptist
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Concrete blocks, palm fronds and corrugated metal roofform patterns in Haiti, where Island Baptist Church
members and other U.S. Christians are building a church.


HAITI, FROM PAGE 12


He does his charitable construction work through
Peoples Relief of Sarasota, which he describes as a
Christian affiliation of many churches. He tries to get
in a couple of mission trips every year.
For this one he joined four men from Indiana for
the journey via Agape Flights plane to Cap Haitien and
then by broken-down truck over broken-down roads
eight or nine miles to the village of Bois Rouge,


There they took up labors that have drawn Mowry
and many other Americans for several years. They are
well along to building an impressive Christian mission.
"We started building a church for the people in 1996,"
Mowry said. "That's complete. We built a pastor's house
and a house for missionaries that we finished last year.
"We started the school then, and it's a real project.
It will end up costing about $50,000 even with all the
donated material and our free labor. Construction ma-
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Headquartered in Greenwich, Conn., PAX is
a non-profit education organization that invites
international high school students to the United
States for an academic homestay.
Perlman is currently interviewing families in
Manatee and Sarasota counties interested in shar-
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country for the upcoming academic year.
Perlman said the organization is looking for
families who are interested in the world's diverse
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"All PAX students have been carefully
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Host families are asked to provide the students
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There are few public schools in Haiti, he noted, and
children are hungry for education. They attend classes
in the church, and he saw some of them doing home-
work by moonlight.
Mowry, who has lived on Anna Maria Island for 45
years, is semi-retired from his TV service business in
Holmes Beach. He spends the hot season at his second
home in North Carolina.
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Key Royale Club's Er u -i5

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Awards were presented to golf tournament winners
at Key Royale Club's 31st annual Awards Dinner
Dance held in March.
This year's winners of the Ladies' Tournament are
as follows.
18-hole Club Championship.
Dottie Bristor
9-hole Tournament winners
Class AA- Marlyn Thornton; Class A Teddy Mor-
gan; Class B -Nell Bergstrom; Class C- Dottie
Dickinson.
Handicap Tournament
Winner Blanche Teachout; Runner up Ruth Ladies Tournament 18 Hole Club Championship
Williamson. winner Dottie Bristor, right, with ladies golf chair Thornton, left, and Consolidation Flight AA winn
Consolation Flight Marlyn Thornton. Gloria Doudera.
Class AA- Gloria Doudera; Class A Norma
Moran; Class B Kitty Peterson.
This year's winners of the Mens' Tournament are -r-O
as follows.
Club Champion .-
Wimner Joe Funk; Runner up Merritt Fineout. e!= ,O
18-Hole A Flight Champion
Winner John Atkinson; Runner up George -
Luckman.
9-Hole Champion "
Winner Bill Swift; Runner up Art Doudera.
Presidents Cup Tournament
Winner George Luckman; Runner up Lew
Winegarden.
Presidents Cup Flight Winners
Flight 1 Paul Phillips; Flight 2 Earl Huntzinger;
Flight 4 Charles Knopp; Flight 5 Jim Meena.
Winners of the Mixed-Couples Tournament are
Jack and Ruth Williamson; runners up are Rose
Slomba and Paul Phillips, Norma and Dick Moran.
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School playground equipment deadline soon


Joyce Karp, president of the Anna Maria Elemen-
tary School Parent-Teacher Organization, would like to
remind Islanders that the deadline is soon approaching
for the Helping Hands fundraiser.
The project was implemented as a means to pur-
chase playground equipment for the Island school.
A $25 donation was requested from each parent so
that a permanent border can be made from personalized
6-inch-square tiles, each with the date and child's
name.
An anonymous generous sponsor has offered to
match donations received by Friday, April 30.
Alumni are also encouraged to get involved with
tiles that will be displayed in a special alumni section.
Businesses can participate at various levels and
have tiles created that bear a storefront image or logo.
Karp said $18,000 has been raised to date, but
much money more is needed. To get involved in this
worthwhile project, call Joyce Karp at 778-2995.

Students voice desire for new
playground equipment
Dear PTO,
I would like a new playground because our old
playground equipment always breaks. It gets really
annoying. I really think I'll love the new playground
equipment.
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Maria Island Elementary School. o3
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Anna Maria :

Elementary .

School menu
Monday, 4/19/99
* Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice W 10
Lunch: Chicken or Ham Patty on Bun, Carrots '
with Dip, Peaches, Juice 4
* Tuesday, 4/20/99 *
Breakfast: French Toast with Syrup, Juice
* Lunch: Ground Beef Tacos or Burrito,
Lettuce and Tomato, Fresh Fruit, Brownie i.
Wednesday, 4/21/99 V
* Breakfast: Eggs, Toast, Juice
Lunch: Chicken and Noodles or Pork Shape, *
Mixed Vegetables, Roll, Dessert
* Thursday, 4/22/99
Breakfast: Pretzel with Cheese, Juice %
* Lunch: Spaghetti with Meatsauce or Mini
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Friday, 4/23/99 0 ".
SBreakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice. *l 7
Lunch: Pizza or Nachos and Cheese, Salad, In the lime light
Corn, Ice Cream Anna Maria Elementary School students of week are, from left to right, front to back, Brad Stemm, Nathaniel
All meals served with milk. Ellsworth, Kory Boak, Blake Wilson, Kathryn Rawson, Marley Auerbach, Alex Thurkettle, Austin Martin, Melissa
* Baker, Steven Faasse, Lorenzo Rivera, Bryan Poeino, Ethan Struber, Heath Fiecke and Amber Sackett.


Sands on learning
Children in Karen Paul's third-grade class at Anna
4 Maria Elementary School took afield trip to the
Manatee County Public Beach Friday, Feb. 5, and
out of the sand molded the Great Wall of China.
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fortificationio, measuring 4,000 miles with all its
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
April 5, possession of marijuana, possession of
paraphernalia, 10000 block of Gulf Drive. The deputy
observed Andrew J. Hicks, 18, of Roanoke, Va., trav-
eling 40 mph in a 25-mph zone and stopped him. The
deputy asked to search the vehicle and said he found a
bag of marijuana in a cigarette pack between the seats
and a pack of rolling papers in Hicks' backpack. Hicks
was placed in custody and issued a citation for having
a revoked driver's license and a written warning for
speeding.
April 6, burglary, 700 block of Jacaranda. The
victim reported an unknown person entered the resi-
dence and removed a television set.
April 7, possession of drug paraphernalia times
two, possession of marijuana times two, 100 block
of North Bay Boulevard. The deputy said he ob-
served Justin Hagelberg, 18, of Holmes Beach, and
Matthew A. Johnson, 23, of Anna Maria, lying in a
vehicle acting suspiciously. The deputy asked to
search the vehicle and said he found two pipes con-
taining marijuana, one under the driver's seat and
one in the ashtray, and a bag of marijuana in
Hagelberg's possession. Both were placed in cus-
tody.

Bradenton Beach
April 1, animal bite, 2201 Gulf Drive, Sunset
Beach Motel. The complainant reported he and the vic-
tim were petting a cat and it bit the victim on the hand.
An officer from the Manatee County Animal Control '
responded and ordered the owner to quarantine the cat
for 10 days.
April 3, 2413 Gulf Drive, Circle K. The com-
plainant reported a truck was abandoned at the gas
pumps. A witness said a subject left the truck, went
behind the store and did not return. The officer ran a
check and found it was not stolen, then he attempted to
locate the subject and canvassed the neighborhood to
no avail. The truck was towed.
April 3, robbery, 100 block of 12th Street
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North. The officer on patrol was flagged down by
the victim who said she was at a party with friends.
She said she was getting ready to leave when the
suspect punched her on the chin, pulled her hair,
took her purse containing $4,000 and fled. A BOLO
(be on the lookout) was issued and the area was
checked to no avail.
The suspect was described as a white male, 21
years old, 5-foot-9-inches tall, with short brown hair
and a ponytail.
April 3, domestic battery, resisting without vio-
lence, 100 block of Fourth Street North. The victim
said the suspect was yelling at the subject and when he
ordered the suspect to leave, the suspect pushed him.
He said when he attempted to move the suspect out of
the way, the suspect charged at him and began hitting
him.
The officer heard glass breaking in another room
and ordered the suspect to come out. The officer said
the suspect charged at him and he had to force the
suspect to the ground in order to place him in cus-
tody.
April 4, aggravated assault with a firearm, Co-
quina Beach. The officer on patrol was approached by
the complainant, who said the suspect pulled up to a
crowd and yelled that he had a gun. The complainant
said the suspect then removed the gun from it's case,
pointed it at the victim's chest, dry fired it [the gun was
not loaded] and fled.
The officer radioed for assistance and two officers
on patrol located the suspect in a vehicle, stopped it,
removed the gun and placed the suspect in custody. The
suspect was identified by witnesses.
April 4, criminal mischief, Coquina Beach. The
victim reported she was in the parking lot when a dis-
turbance broke out and one subject threw a rock that hit
her vehicle. The subjects were gone upon the officer's
arrival.
April 4, child neglect, Cortez Beach. A marine
rescue officer reported the complainant found a lost
four-year-old child walking on the side of Gulf Drive
in heavy traffic. The officer said he canvassed the
beach, talking to about 100 people in two hours, in an
attempt to locate the child's family. The officer notified
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Plant City and reported her child missing. The child
services employee said she would not take the child
because his mother was coming to get him, but said she
would ask authorities in Plant City to investigate the
case. The officer was advised to issue a capias and re-
lease the child to his mother.
April 5, DWLS with knowledge, unlawful use of
a temporary tag, no registration, Coquina Beach. The
officer said he observed the subject passing multiple
vehicles and stopped him. He said a check showed the
tag was altered, the subject's license was suspended-
and the vehicle was not registered. The subject was
placed in custody.
April 6, domestic battery, 100 block of 12th
Street North. The suspect and the victim told the officer
they were arguing but there was no battery. The officer
said he observed marks on the victim's neck that
looked like claw marks. A witness reported he heard
the pair arguing, then he heard a loud bang, and the
victim said, "Don't hit me no more." The officer placed
the suspect in custody.
April 6, violation of driver's license restriction,
1200 block of Gulf Drive North. The officer said he
observed the subject make a turn without using his turn
signal. He said he followed the subject and the subject
was unable to stay in his lane, continually crossing over
the center line and the white line on the right side of the
road. He stopped the subject, checked the license,
found it had a business-only restriction and placed the
subject in custody.
April 6, lost property a pair of glasses valued
at $320, Coquina Beach.
April 7, petty theft, 2412 Gulf Drive, Econo
Lodge. The complainant reported the suspect took the
victim's tennis shoes, valued at $48, and fled.
April 7, lewd and lascivious on a child, Coquina
Beach. The 9-year-old victim reported he was in the
restroom and the suspect approached him and touched
his private parts. The victim said he told the suspect to
leave him alone and the suspect left.
The suspect is described as a clean-shaven white
male in his mid-20s with short dark hair, about 5 foot
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Holmes Beach
April 2, suspicious, 100 block of 31st Street. The
complainant reported unauthorized persons were par-
tying in a rental residence. A patrol request was issued.
April 2, theft of a bicycle valued at $50 and a rod
and reel valued at $25, 3000 block of Avenue E.
April 2, found property a purse, 4000 Gulf
Drive, Manatee County Public Beach.
April 3, assistance, 3900 block of East Bay Drive.
The officer on patrol observed a vehicle in a ditch and
asked dispatch to call for a tow truck.
April 3, assist fire department, 500 block of Key
Royale Drive. The officer responded to assist with a
vehicle fire and found a smoking delivery van, but the
smoke cleared when the driver turned off the motor.
The fire department checked and left. The van would
not start and the officer checked the battery compart-
ment, where he found a cable had shorted out. A tow
truck was called.
April 3, Marchman Act, 3015 Gulf Drive,
Citgo. The complainant reported an intoxicated sub-
ject and the officer found the subject was unable to
care for himself and placed him in custody under the


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April 3, theft of $100 in tips, 3007 Gulf Drive,
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April 4, suspicious, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn.
The officer responded to a report of the subject carry-
ing a pistol and found the subject carrying a clear plas-
tic water pistol in his belt.
April 4, lost property a cellular phone valued
at $150, somewhere on the beach.
April 4, theft of a bicycle valued at $330, 5300
block of Gulf Drive.
April 5, assist EMS, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee
County Public Beach. While responding to assist an-
other officer, the officer observed a subject lying on the
ground and called EMS.
April 6, suspicious, 400 block of 28th Street. The
complainant reported juveniles using alcohol and
drugs. As the officer approached the residence, he said
he heard bottles being thrown into the trees behind the
residence. He entered the residence but said none of the
15-to-20 juveniles were in possession of drugs or alco-
hol. He said he located several partial bottles of beer
and a bottle of alcohol behind the residence.
April 6, warrant arrest, 200 block of 82nd Street.
April 7, theft, 3352 East Bay Drive, Crowder
Brothers' Hardware. The complainant reported the
subject rented a floor and carpet cleaning machine with
a brush attachment valued at $1,296 and it was not re-


turned by the due date of Feb. 28.
April 7, code violation, 6800 block of Palm
Drive. The officer on patrol observed a motor home
parked on the side of the road for two days. When he
checked, he found it occupied and informed the sub-
jects that camping is not allowed in the city. The sub-
jects left.
April 7, found property a bicycle, 500 block
of 75th Street.
April 8, assist fire department, 202 52nd Street,
Holmes Beach Marina. The officer on patrol observed
smoke coming from the marina and found a boat on fire
in the storage area. The fire department responded to
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April 8, suspicious, 3248 East Bay Drive,
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Little League baseball schedule

Major League
All games played at Community Center at 7 p.m.
,:.- April 15 WMFD vs. Kiwanis
April 16 Haley's Motel vs. Bali Hai
April 19 WMFD vs. Haley's Motel
SApril 20. Bali Hai vs. Kiwanis

SAAA Division
All games played at Community Center
April 14 Wagner Realty vs. Island Animal Clinic at 5 p.m.
April 15 Air & Energy vs. C&M Construction at 5 p.m.
April 17 Island Animal Clinic vs. Quality Builders at 5 p.m.
C&M Construction vs. Wagner Realty at 7 p.m.
April 19 Air & Energy vs. Island Animal Clinic at 5 p.m.
S. April 21 C&M Construction vs. Quality Builders at 5 p.m.

AA Division
All games played at Community Center
Power squadron change of watch April 16 Betsy Hills Real Estate vs. The Bistros at 5 p.m.
New officersfor the Manatee Sail & Power Squadron April 17 Bridge St. Pier & Cafe vs. Island Real Estate at 10 a.m.
M The Bistros vs. Betsy Hills Real Estate at 11:30 a.m.
for the 1999-2000 term have been sworn into office. April 20 Island Real Estate vs. Betsy Hills Real Estate at 5 p.m.
April 20 Island Real Estate vs. Betsy Hills Real Estate at 5 p.m.
Pictured, left to right, are Richard Harrison, com-
mander; Kenneth Miller, education officer; Robert
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executive officer; Marge Wiegmann, secretary; and April 17 Harry's Continental Kitchens vs. Sandbar-at 9 a.m. at Community Center
Dolores Jorgensen, treasurer. The squadron is Oden Hardy Construction vs. VFW at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria Elementary School
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Boat esoterica, rays arrive, growing pains too


If you build it, they will buy it especially with
low interest rates, a good economy and those funky
new colors.
That seems to be the philosophy of the dealers at
last weekend's Suncoast Boat Show in Sarasota. I
counted 89 dealers, ranging from personal watercraft
to boat hoists to boating publications to yachts. Anna
Maria Island was well represented by Galati Marine,
Bradenton Beach Marina, Holmes Beach Marina and
Cannons Marina of Longboat Key.
It's been a few years since I've been to a boat
show, and things have changed since the days when I
regularly kicked propellers and thought about going out
S on the water.
For one thing, this boat show had no sailboats on
display. Another oddity to me was overhearing two
dealers proudly proclaim "There isn't one stick of
wood in this boat!"
One woman, whose husband was a boat builder in
England, muttered something about the sleek white
boats looking like Tupperware, and I guess I'm tradi-
tional enough to have to'partly agree with her.
I guess the biggest surprise was the lack of any real
surprises in boat design. The trend for long, wide, low
boats continues the better to get under bridges, I
guess. There's still lots of fancy interior design on the
bigger vessels, and although I didn't see any hot tubs
on any boats this year, I did see at least one vessel with
a circular staircase to the flying bridge.
Most of the new designs are incorporating color
coordination to the max. Thunder Marine had an elec-
tric-purple boat with purple trim on the instrument
panel gauges that matched the shade of the dive plat-
form.
In contrast was a very, very sleek 40-footer with a
retro dashboard that looked like something from a
speedboat from the 1940s, all wood and brass.
And although I first thought the new tilt steering
wheels were a little odd, in retrospect they do seem
pretty neat if they'll hold up under sun and salt
spray.
Some of the pricing was as odd as some of the fit-
tings. There was a beautiful Rybovich-style fishing
boat on sale for about $90,000 right next to a similarly
styled, sized and powered boat for $120,000. As near
as I could tell, the only difference was the expensive
boat had a head on board $30,000 for a toilet?
Many dealers are willing to finance, and I saw
some little runabouts with signs boasting that you could
- own "for only $199 a month."
Business seemed brisk. A yacht broker friend said
he sold a $700,000 yacht in the first half-hour of the
first day of the show. The new boat owner knew what


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he wanted and what he wanted to spend, my buddy
said, liked one model and wrote a check on the spot.
Must be nice.
My favorite boat of the show? Since Boca Grande
boats weren't present, I guess it has to be the Grady-
Whites, although I thought the floating.cocktail barge
had some definite potential if you could just get
enough power on it to get it up on plane.

Critter conversations
So now you've got your new boat, and you're off
to Egmont Key. What are those things in the water?
Cownose rays have made an early arrival off the
coast this year. These rays travel in vast schools that
sometimes number into the thousands, wing tips deli-
cately lifting above the surface of the water as they
swim along.
Although they do have a barb at the base of their
tail, as do stingrays, cownose rays are pretty benign
since they don't burrow in shoreline sand awaiting
some unwary human foot. If you're swimming or wad-
ing and a school approaches, just stay put and they'll
swim around you. Yes, it's a little unnerving, but it.
makes for a great story to tell later.
One warning is in order: Cownose rays are a favor-
ite food of hammerhead sharks, and when the rays
come close to the beach there's the potential that sharks
may be lurking offshore awaiting a ray snack. Be care-
ful out there.

Family values or not?
Speaking of careful, you've gotta love the Florida
Legislature and its great care for "family values." The
Republican-led legislature this year appears to have
gutted the naming of the scrub jay as the official state
bird because it doesn't share their family value belief.
Seems Marion Hammer, the lobbyist for the Na-


Horseshoe winners
Winners in the April 7 horseshoe games
were Ron Pepka and Adin Shank, both of Anna
Maria. Runners-up were Terry Litzler of Holmes
Beach and Walt Swift of Anna Maria.
Winners in the April 10 games were Jack
Cooper of Holmes Beach and Bill Starrett of
Anna Maria. Runners-up were Roger Kipp of
Bradenton and George McKay of Anna Maria.
The weekly contests get underway every
Wednesday and Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna
Maria City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive.
There are no membership fees and everyone is
welcome.




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tional Rifle Association, spoke out against replacing
the mockingbird with the scrub jay as Florida's official
bird last week. According to the Tampa Tribune, Ham-
mer said I hope with tongue firmly planted in cheek:
"I've heard all the reasons about the scrub jay be-
ing friendly and having good family values. Now I
don't know how these folks define family values, but
they eat the eggs and nestlings of other birds. To me,
that's robbery and murder and that's not good family
values. They eat peanuts out of people's hands, and
That's emblematic of their welfare mentality. That's not
the image we want for our state."
Legislators agreed to substitute the mockingbird
for the scrub jay in the bill. Mockingbirds have been
traditionally thought of as the official state bird, but
have lacked legislative designation. Now, if the bill
passes the House and Senate, they will get that official
stamp of approval.
It looks like the scrub jay has been shot down as the
official state bird by the NRA.

No room, anyway
Since the scrub jay is only found in undeveloped
areas of Florida, the question of naming it the state bird
may be moot if population projections are true.
Last week this space pointed out that a build-out
population for Florida is between 91 and 101 million
people. The figures for our area are astounding.
According to numbers provided by the South-
west Florida Regional Planning Council, Manatee
County currently has a population of 247,000. Using
the lowest numbers in a formula that includes cur-
rent land-use and zoning, and multiplying the mini-
mum density for residences by an average popula-
tion of 2.2 people, the county could have 723,000
people at build out.
Maximum number: 1.634 million, more than five
times current population. The reason for the huge in-
crease is an unusually large amount of land that's zoned
for mobile home parks in Manatee County and, as we
all know, density in mobile home parks is very, very
high.
Sarasota, our neighbor to the south, has a current
population of 316,000 and, lacking the ratio of mobile
home zoning, a maximum build out of 617,000.
Makes you wonder about the wisdom of some of
our elected officials and their willingness to allow new
development in the county. At least, it will give you
something to think about as you sit in traffic and wait,
and wait, and wait ...
As I said last week, land use planners point out that
the maximum buildout is possible, but probably not
probable. But thinking about having more than five
times the number of people on the road, in school, at
the beach, vying for restaurants and shops and parks -
it's a shock.

Sandscript factoid
Sharks can detect a molecule of blood out of a
million molecules of seawater. And they can feel vibra-
tions from other fish up to 600 feet away.
Speaking of sharks, Mote Marine Laboratory and
its shark research will be featured on WEDU, Channel
3, at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 14.


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Kings running by offshore


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 said some mack-
erel and quite a few pompano (aka "the fish of kings"),
cobia and snook are being caught.
Anna Maria City Pier reported the Simmon's
family caught a baby girl on April Fool's night. The
minnowette was 21 inches long and weighed in a eight
pounds. According to mom, she put up a good fight.
Also, anglers are landing snook, flounder, mackerel
and sheepshead.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair said he's
catching redfish to 27 inches in Terra Ceia Bay and lots
of good-sized trout on the deeper grasses in Tampa Bay.
Carl at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said off-
shore fishermen are landing kingfish in the 10 to 30-
pound range. Wade fishermen are landing redfish, but
they're scattered. Nice keeper snook are making the
passes a good bet.
Capt. Rick Gross said his clients are getting one
or two keeper snook a day with plenty of trout and reds
to fill the coolers.
On my boat Magic we're getting redfish on most
days, a lot of small snook and bringing home one or
two snook. Plenty of mangrove snappers around.
Capt. Matt Dunham on the Rip Tide said he's run-
ning offshore and bringing in grouper to 15 pounds,
kingfish to 25, snapper to five and bonita to 15.
Capt. Tom Chaya reports cobia, mackerel, floun-
der and kingfish are around for the taking.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said kingfishing is
in full swing right now with grouper moving into
deeper water. During the day grey trout are being
caught and snook fishing is on the up and up.
Dave Johnson at the Snead Island Crab House
said he's heard of good snook fishing in the Manatee
River and a few cobia caught in Terra Ceia Bay.

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Denver Hardy, 3, was fishing with Dad Dan off
Holmes Beach when this whopper of a redfish took
the bait.

Annie's Bait and Tackle said Capt. Zack on Dee
Jay II has had some hot action with cobia to 40
pounds, huge Spanish mackerel, kings to 20 pounds
and a couple of tarpon hookups. Most of the hotspots
for these fish are off Anna Maria and Longboat Key
beaches. Inside action has been good for snook to 30
inches, reds 34 inches, trout to 25 inches and also
jumbo jacks.
Good luck and good fishing.


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Safety note
By Chief B.P. Huff
Officer in Charge, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
A helpful tool for mariners is a Very High
Frequency, or VHF, radio. This tool provides an
easy and inexpensive way to communicate with
other boats, marinas, tow companies, bridges
and many other marine-related resources.
Channel 16 is the international hailing and
distress frequency, and should be used for hail-
ing and distress calls. Radio checks, conversa-
tions with other vessels or others should be con-
ducted on another working frequency and not on
Channel 16. This channel is monitored 24 hours
a day by the U.S. Coast Guard.
Channel 13 is the ship bridge-to-ship bridge
navigation frequency. Channel 12 and Channel
14 are the port operations ship-to-ship frequen-
cies. Channel 22A is the Coast Guard and non-
Coast Guard working frequency. Channels 21
and 23 are Coast Guard-to-Coast Guard working
frequencies. Channel 83 is the Coast Guard com-
mand and control frequency. Channel 9 is the
frequency monitored by local bridge tenders.
Anyone who knowingly and willfully com-
municates a false distress message to the Coast
Guard or causes the Coast Guard to respond to
save lives and property when no help is needed
is guilty of a Class D felony, subject to a civil
penalty not to exceed $5,000, or liable for all
costs the Coast Guard incurs as a result of the
individual's actions.
April 2, Search and rescue / assistance. Station
Cortez received a Mayday call from a 65-foot mo-
tor yacht with a fire on board in south Tampa Bay.
A Coast Guard boat responded to the burning ves-
sel, while a Good Samaritan took the five people on
board off the boat and stood by. After the first Coast
Guard boat arrived on the scene and stabilized the
situation, a second Coast Guard boat transported
two firefighters to the vessel to ensure the fire had
been extinguished. The boat was towed to a marina.


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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

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

WATERFRONT
CONDOS:
6700 Gulf Dr .............. $339,000
Mariners Cove .... $229,900-$297,500
5107 35th Street W ........ $79,900

ISLAND HOMES:
208 75th St .................. $319,000
116 Maple .................. $279,000
502 Magnolia ................ $249,000
114 Park ...................... $249,000
203 76th St .................. $219,900
2408 Avenue A............. $214,900
205 South Bay (vacant lot)... $209,000
6805 Holmes Blvd......... $199,900
8314 Marina Dr ............ $179,900

DUPLEXES/TRIPLEXES
MULTI FAMILY PROPERTIES:
202 35th St .................. $729,000
201.35th St .................. $640,000
2302 Gulf Dr ................ $569,000
101 25th St .................. $549,000
2219 Gulf Dr ................ $375,000
310 Pine Ave................ $299,900
203 76th St .................. $219,900
312 64th St .................. $219,000
5806 Holmes Blvd......... $199,900

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1322 Perico Point ......... $199,900
1010 Pelican Court ....... $199,900
1276 Spoonbill Landings .. $149,000
504 Woodstork Circle .... $133,500
952 Sandpiper Circle....... $98,000

MAINLAND:
449 North Shore (Sarasota)... $299,900
1769 Vamo Drive........... $299,000
419 51st St NW ............ $269,900
4314 Hebridges Ct W .... $175,500
6937 42nd Ct E ............ $105,000

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BUILDERS HOME FURNITURE Displayed but
never used. Four-piece bedroom sets $259; sofa
and love seat $399; queen bed set $199; full $159;
twin $129; futons (sofa by day bed at night) frame
and mat $199; daybed (white with brass finials)
including 2 mattresses and pop-up unit $285. Can
deliver. Call 753-7118.

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 with 3-ft. by 5-ft rectangular,
beveled glass top. Wrought iron base is a wine rack.
Really nice! Need to sell, make offer. 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. 778-0572.


GULFFRONT SHOWCASE

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


INCOME PROPERTY Beautifully refurbished six-unit
complex with pool. Located in prime Holmes Beach
area, short walk to beach or shopping. $559,000.
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VIEW THE SKYWAY from this bayfront 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
home. $920,000.
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-
hood. $217,000.
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SUMMER VACAT-ON RENTALS
1BR/1BA from $475 per week
2BR/2BA from $675 per week


FOR SALE pastel colored splashed couch with
matching love seat. $250. 778-4048.

SPORTSMAN AND/OR DECORATOR'S dream. Colo-
rado mule deer shoulder mount. 4 by 2 point buck.
Beautiful taxidermy. Call 779-1059 or 726-2469.

PRIMECO CELL PHONE in excellent condition.
Leather case, home and car charges included, $65.
Leaving Primeco service area. 794-5888.

FIVE PIECE DINING set. Table 42 -inch by 60-inch
with leaf. Four chairs with cushioned arms and
casters. Real nice. $125. 778-6454.


DON & KAREN SCHRODER present ...

DIRECT BAYFRONT
Spectacular sunsets and pan-
oramic views of Sarasota Bay
and the city lights beyond are -4N t!ff
yours with this 2BR/2BA
bayfront condo. This rare end
unit offers two master suites
and many elegant upgrades.
Nestled in a lushly landscaped communtiy near prime golf and ten-
nis clubs. Even the pool has a fantastic bay view! $179,500.
NEED TO BE CLOSER to 1-75 but still want the boat in the backyard?
Three-year old canalfront home with caged pool and dock. 4BR/3BA
wrap around spacious living area with family room. $269,500.

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SIX-FOOT REGENCY SPA four jets. Needs heat
element and timer. Free for the taking. 778-2855.

FOR SALE king size bedroom set. Well built, excel-
lent condition. Headboard, mattress, spring, frame.
Triple dresser, two night stands. 778-6172.

MAGIC CHEF MICROWAVE with black front. Full size
turntable. Recipe book included. Only $50. 778-1589.

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REAL ESTATE, INC.


Patti Marijeret has joined
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Patti was formerly with
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CHARMING CORTEZ COTTAGE
Key West style 2BR cottage in historic Cortez Village.
Sunny yellow, tin roof, pine floor, wide lot. $99,500.
VILLAGE GREEN CONDO
2BR/2BA condo. Near pool, attached garage. Close to
shopping. Quiet cul-de-sac. A great buy! $89,900.
SAILBOAT WATER
3BR/2BA family home. Large sunny family room. Ce-
ramic tile and terrazzo. Private dock, playhouse. $229,000.
BAY HOLLOW CONDO
2BR/2BA condo with boat dock, pool, fireplace, den,
carport, split-plan, beautiful landscaping. $126,900.
SABAL PALMS CONDO
2BR/1.5BA furnished condo. Westside, convenient to
everything. Pool and clubhouse. Close to golf. $59,900.
DIRECT GULFFRONT
2BR/1.5BA seaside beach house condo. Furnished, end-
unit, heated pool, beautiful beach and view. $225,000.
PERICO PATIO-POOL HOME
2BR/2BA Perico Island patio home. In-ground pool,
two-car garage, ceramic tile, mirror, fireplace. $165,000.
CLOSE TO BEACH
2BR/1.5BA home in central Holmes Beach. Excellent
rental or vacation home. A great buy! $148,500.


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ANNA MARIA BAYFRONT LOT at 834 S. Bay Blvd.
includes a front wall with gate and asphalt driveway,
a seawall in very good repair, some sandy beach to
walk, and 19,600 (100x196) square feet of land to
build a better house than the one that burned down
in the 1960s. Asking $400,000.
0Doug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, FI 34216
Phone & Fax: (941)778-1222
E-Mail: dougdowling@earthlink.net
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E mail: smithami@gate.net
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OPEN HOUSES
Sunday April 18 2- 4 pm
210 Haverkos Ct., Holmes Beach ........... $126,900
2BR/1.5BA home with efficiency apartment to use as
greatroom when not rented. Call Bill Donnelly 778-
6392 eves.
216 A 81st St., Holmes Beach ............... $162,500
3BR/2BA villa on quiet street and short walk to beach.
Call Carol Williams 744-0700 eves.
403 74th St., Holmes Beach................... $195,000
3BR/2.5BA villa with two floors of living levels over two-
car garage, workshop/storage area. Call Christine
Eagleberger 779-1285 eves.
7800 Seville Circle, Bradenton ............. $239,900
Palma Sola Park. 4BR/2.5BA home located on beau-
tifully treed corner lot. Open pool with separate pool
house. Call Don Bailey 778-8307 eves.
716 North Shore Dr., Anna Maria .................$398,000
4BR/3BA home across street from beach with bonus apart-
ment for friends or family. Call Judy Duncan 778-1589 eves.
7210 Pt. West Blvd., Bradenton .............. $124,900
3BR/2BA home with split design, open floor plan, lo-
cated on cul-de-sac with well-manicured lawn. Call
Marion Ragni 761-1415 eves.
2402 63rd St. W., Bradenton ................. $160,000
Capetown Village. Builder's model 2BR plus den/2BA
home with community pool and lawn care. Call Sharon
Hamilton 722-5741 eves.
506 58th St., Holmes Beach................... $268,000
4BR/3BA home on natural canal with tiered dock and
boat ramp. Updated kitchen and baths. Call Carla
Price 778-0770 eves.
224 85th St., Holmes Beach................... $179,900
Spacious 3BR/2BA home with deeded boat slip/dock
on same street. New A/C, carpet, kitchen. Call Lana
Craig 778-4693 eves.
206 Coconut, Anna Maria .............. ................$335,000
3-5BR/3.5BA home on large lot with lots of storage, carport
plus one-car garage. Call Michael Cerene 792-6546 eves.
501 Key Royale Dr., Holmes Beach........ .$245,000
3BR/2BA elevated Key West style home on deep-wa-
ter canal. Beautifully turnkey furnished. Call Wolfgang
Dudda 761-3031 eves.
2306 63rd St. W., Bradenton................ $169,900
Capetown Village, Stunning two story 3BR/2.5BA
home on nicely treed lot. Can be purchased turnkey
furnished. Call Zee Catanese 794-8991 eves.


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ROSER THRIFT SHOP Open Tuesday, Thursday,
Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 12
p.m. Donations Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Al-
ways sale racks. 511 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria.

LORD'S WAREHOUSE THRIFT Shop. Open Mon-
day, Wednesday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 6140
Gulf of Mexico Drive. 383-4738.

BIG GARAGE SALE Saturday April 17, 8:30 a.m. No
junk all good stuff. Saving up for months. 203 78th
Street, Holmes Beach.

MOVING SALE Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April
15, 16 and 17. Washer/dryer, beds, tables, lawnmower,
antiques and much more. 8102 Marina Drive.

YARD SALE Saturday, April 17, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Many
items including computer parts, typewriters and clothes.
No early birds! 2714 Avenue C, Holmes Beach.


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 meeting to participate
in our program. Any questions, call 778-5638.

YOGA CLASSES WITH Harmony Feldman, starting
April 19. New series for beginners or intermediate
level. Art League, Holmes Beach. Call 921-0074.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND classified on line. http://
annamaria.net/classified.

WANTED: EXPERIENCED HOUSEKEEPER,
meticulous and thorough, top pay. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Weekends, some weekdays. 778-7477.


FOUND 25 or so handwritten pages on Africa. The-
sis maybe? Direct inquiries to the Holmes Beach
Police Department.


CRITTER SITTER. Going away and your pets have
to stay? Daily visits to your home to provide food,
water and lots of TLC! 778-6000.


WATERFRONT HOME
Lovely, large home on the water. Approximately
2,300 square feet of living area includes tile roof,
oversized garage and an attached guest apartment.
Private water view, newer dock and davits.
Great home for entertaining. $239,900.
Call Lynn English and Jane Wilson
Kesten Realty Professionals, Inc.
Office 747-2045 or Pager 569-5057


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, all power, cold air,
many extras, runs great. $9,300 or best offer, 778-2581.

1986 FORD STATION WAGON 6 cylinder, 71K, air
conditioning. Runs great, new rear brakes. Super
beach car, handyman car. $850, 779-2307.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BOAT SLIP NEEDED for rarely used 22 ft. sailboat.
Call 778-0437.



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


Residential Commercial/lnduslrial Propert) Managenmnl t M orlgage Loans Tille Insurance Vacation Renlal,

MARTINIQUE $139,000. 1BR/
S 1BA condo with screened in
litl lanai, covered parking and ex- --
tra storage. Turnkey furnished.
Includes community heated
t *' pool and tennis courts. IB35824. "


Carol S. Heinze
REALTOR/CRS
778-5059


CANAL FRONT LOT $150,000
with direct access to Gulf & bay
with no bridges. Near library,
restaurants and shopping area.
1B33995


$45,000 PRICE REDUCTION!
MOTIVATED SELLER! 3BR/2BA canal home in prestigious
North Point Harbor. Community pool and tennis courts. No
bridges to open water. Call Connie Volts, Realtor 751-1155 or
Karin Stephan, Realtor 924-9000. IB93541


MAINLAND VILLA $88,800 2BR/2BA villa with garage. $90 maintenance fee. Community pool.
All ages & pets welcome. Call Karen Lohse, Realtor 751-1155. IB36349
2 STORY DUPLEX $174,900. 2BR/2BA with den in each unit. Central Holmes Beach location.
Close to shopping, library and restaurants. Call Carol Heinze, Realtor 751-1155. IB32512
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

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


FOUR SEAT PEDAL boat for sale. Asking $200 or
best offer. Call to see 778-2383.

BOAT SLIP FOR RENT with davits, Holmes Beach.
778-7039.

SUNFISH SAILBOAT good condition. Best offer.
778-5433.


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

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

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

PART-TIME HOUSEKEEPER. 15 to 25 hours per
week including most weekends. Fun and friendly
working atmosphere. $7.50 per hour to start. Call
Milessa at 383-2431 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.

GENERAL OFFICE HELP and bookkeeping. 20 to
30 hours per week. Experience with Quicken and
Excel helpful. Call Gulf-Bay Realty 778-7244.

PART TIME STOCK person needed at Jessie's Is-
land Store, 778-6903.

SOUS CHEF, full or part-time cooks; weekend
lunch cook, great second job. Also, cocktail,
poolside and weekend lunch servers; dishwasher,
full or part-time; and host, hostess 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.



D.J.H. MORTGAGE


Call Dennis J. Hendrickson 778-5304



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

HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX ONLY 550 feet to beach.
Two identical units fully furnished with excellent main-
tenance history. Seasonal rentals in past but would
make ideal annual rentals too. Now priced at
$182,500.

OTHER GULF PROPERTIES AVAILABLE AND ALSO
CANAL HOMES. PLEASE CALL FOR DETAILS!



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MARIE 197' 1IC REAL ESTATE
FRANKLIN REALTY ROKER
"We ARE the Island.
9805 Gulf Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria, Florida 34216
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250


Specializing in
Mortgages for
Anna Maria Island!

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

HOUSEKEEPING PART TIME/full-time. Good ben-
efits pleasant working conditions. Resort 66, 6600
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach and Via Roma Beach
Resort, 2408 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach.

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. Apply in
person, weekdays. The Beach Shop, Manatee Pub-
lic Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

RECEPTIONIST/SECRETARY for full-time customer
service position. Heavy typing, dictation and answer-
ing telephones. Computer experience a must. Call
778-5211.



RESIDUAL INCOME. No monthly quotas/sign up
fees. Long distance service 7.5 flat rate, 7.1 in
Florida. Excellent company. Business or just the
phone service. 746-7402.

PARTNER WANTED in established local hair salon.
Little or no capital investment required. Must be re-
sponsible, professional, and highly motivated to suc-
ceed. Stylists, if you dream of becoming a salon
owner, this is your opportunity knocking. Call 778-
7767. All replies confidential.



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

LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping. medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruioc ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Cab. ring the Islands. 778-5476.
BANKRUPTCY $200, Divorce $150-$200. Adoption,
corporations, modifications, power of attorney, name
change, etc. Suncoast Paralegal Services 742-4788.

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


^ WAGNER REALTY
=V 2217 gulf drive north, bradenton beach, fl 34217

-MICHAEL ADVOCATE
6INCE 1939
REALTOR/GRI
Several Notches Above!
Knowledge Experience Professionalism
Real Estate Lecturer: NYU
Biographed in Who's
Who in American Law
i fRI, EE market analysis of your home
Office (941) 778-2246
Home- (941) 778-0608
Pager (941) 215-4202



OPEN HOUSE
SUNDAY APRIL 18 *1-4PM-
408-410 80TH STREET, HOLMES BEACH


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UNIQUE COMPLEX!
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.
$12,000 below appraisal! Offered at $418,000.
Call Pat Jackson at 778-3301
Ken Jackson a' 778-6986
Agnes Tooker 778-5287
or Dave Sork 726-1704


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


POOL REMODELING, remarciting, cage additions,
poly removal, new deck surfaces, concrete work. Is-
land resident. State licensed and insured. 951-4007.

TRIPLE J ENTERPRISES cleaning and mainte-
nance. References available 941-779-9120.

SILCOX CERAMIC TILE and carpet sales and
service. Have samples, small repairs, regrout. Guar-
anteed. 20 years experience. Call Randy, 746-0671.

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

CHAMBERLAIN PROFESSIONAL CLEANING. In-
sured, affordable, dependable, honest. Island resi-
dent, free estimate. 750-4772, leave message.



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

CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING & MAINTENANCE Residen-
tial/commercial, full-service maintenance, landscaping in-
stallation, clean-ups, tree trimming, ponds, native plants,
butterfly gardens. Excellent references. 778-5294.

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

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

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

GUNN ENTERPRISES maintenance and lawn care.
Tree trimming, landscape, fertilizing, hauling. Moni-
tor and repair irrigation. Insured and experienced.
References, senior discounts. Serving Anna Maria
Island and Bradenton. Call Jeff at 744-0209.


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


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

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



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



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

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

INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vi-
nyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.

ALUMINUMNINYL CONSTRUCTION, new installation/
repairs, Soffits/Fascias, screen enclosures. Insured,
references. Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.

INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. Thirty-three year Island resident. Call Jim
Bickal at 778-1730.

CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction. Free
estimates, no overtime charges. (FL#RF0038118)
778-3924 or 778-4461.

ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.


CYPRESS CREEK ESTATES WATERFRONT RESIDENCE.
3BR/3 full baths, art studio or 4BR. Large open kitchen, white ceramic
tile, elevated ceilings, in-law floor plan, family room, sun room. 1 +/-
acre. Reduced. $499,900. Don Lewis 746-3200. R29620


BEACH HOUSE on Anna Maria. Breathtaking views of CASTNETTER APARTMENTS directly across from Public Beach.
Tampa Bay and Egmont Key, sea birds, porpoises and gor- Overlooks the Gulf of Mexico. Consists of four buildings, NW build-
geous sunrises. Open floor plan, 3BR/2.5B, two-car garage. ing offers owner's unit, rental unit; office and two-car garage. All other
$595,000. Don Lewis, 746-3200. R34157 buildings offer two units. $1,500,000. Don Lewis 746-3200. CM31317
WATERFRONT LOTS/ACREAGE MAINLAND
MOUNT VERNON direct bayfront on first 3 ACRES +/- of bayfront property. Ex- GREAT TURNKEY FURNISHED CONDO-
level. Glass enclosed lanai, domed ceptional luxury home site on Palma Sola MINIUM. 2BR, close to beaches, golf and
kitchen ceiling, hurricane shutters. Par- Bay. $249,900. Sandy Drapala 794-3354 shopping. Enjoy as a second home or sea-
tially furnished. $92,000. Hal Gillihan or Kathy Marcinko 792-9122. L33635 sonal rental. $54,900. Larry and Louise
778-2194. C34311 Miller 794-0131. C35757
FULL SARASOTA BAY VIEW. Enjoy BEAUTIFUL CATALINA MODEL condo-
the city lights of Sarasota over the bay l minium with gorgeous lake view. Elegant ce-
from this newly painted 3BR/2.5B home.ramic tile throughout, 30'white Corian counter.
Upscale gated community with tennis, iB ramicstom throughout 30'white coran counter.
pools and nature walks. $239,900. Bob Custom wrought iron security door at entryway.
and Penny Hall 749-8220. C34595 Available properties by the $137,900. Joanne Jenkins 795-3838. C36852
CYPRESS CREEK BEAUTY. Light and week or by the month from BEAUTIFULLY landscaped 1/2 +/- acre lot
airy with view overlooking 12 acres Anna Maria Island to Venice. on cul-de-sac in Riverview Landings. Close
stocked lake. Screened in gazebo, Call one of our rental and to national Park, schools and beaches. Cus-
caged-in gazebo with heated pool. Elec- resort specialists. tom built 4BR/3B home with fireplace and
trick, water at dock. $525,000. Larry and (941) 951-6668 or (800) 881-2222 pool. $349,900. Sandy Drapala 794-3354 or
Louise Miller 794-0131. R35539 Kathy Marcinko 792-9122. R33454
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Paradise Improvements
SQuality home repair and maintenance
S Steven Kaluza 778-4173
Island References and Insured
I Painting Drywall Tile Doors Screens Etc ...


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

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


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

Darrin Wash CARPENTRY
f 3"A DOOR EXPERT"
Serving the Island communities since
1988 with Island references.
DRY WALL, TEXTURE
& POPCORN REPAIR 778-1353

L & Ai TE[ & LAN I M4UAdlNtNANC
Tree Trimming & Removal, Lot Clearing,
Cabling, Stump Grinding, Storm Damage
FREE ESTIMATES
708-0752 22-Years Experience


ISLAND LUMBER
AND HARDWARE
213 54th St., Holmes Beach 778-3082
OPEN: MONDAY thru FRIDAY 7:30 to 5 SATURDAY 8 to 12


NU-Weatherside
of Florida SINCE 1948
PATIO DOORS
PORCH ENCLOSURES
WINDOW REPLACEMENT

778-7074
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Mobile Detail Service
comes to you!

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




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


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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Hauling By the cut or by the month.
We Monitor Irrigation Systems
INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
PRICES AND SATISFACTION


ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodel-
Sing, repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens, baths.
Free estimates. Lic#RC0045125, #RG0058589,
#PE0020374. Insured. Call 720-0794.


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.

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 now. $350/
week or $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, fur-
nished, private. Quiet neighborhood. Completely re-
modeled, carpet and Mexican tile. Conveniently lo-
cated 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 1BR apartment,
four houses to beach on North Shore. $400 per
week, $1,200 per month. Call 778-6139, leave
message.
SEASONAL FOR 1999/2000, 2BR/1BA duplex,
downstairs. Completely furnished. One house from
beach. 813-689-0925.

INDULGE YOURSELF spend the summer in para-
dise. Gulffront beach house, newly redecorated, fur-
nished, central air, front and rear deck, 1BR sleeps
four. May through October only. Require four months
minimum, prefer six. $800 per month. 779-0095.

FURNISHED 1 BR/1 BA near beach. Available May 1-
Dec. 1. Seven- month lease. $700 per month. Lovely
lanai and yard. 921-0074.

1BR/1BA GARAGE APARTMENT, steps to beach,
small pet welcome. $525 per month, annual. Call
Valerie Kruse 778-6665. Wedebrock Real Estate.

VACATION APARTMENTS 2BR. $450 per week,
across from beach. Some spring dates available.
Almost Beach Apartments 778-2374.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND PARADISE 3BR/2.5 BA
canal home with pool. Close to beach. April
through October open. $3,000 month, $875 week.
800-223-4472.

ANNUAL RENTAL very nice studio apartment with
bathroom and 10-ft by 10-ft additional room, fur-
nished or unfurnished, private. Quiet neighborhood.
Completely remodeled, carpet and Mexican tile. Con-
veniently located in Holmes Beach. Back door opens
to dock on canal. All utilities, cable included. Only
$575 per month plus security. Non-smokers, no pets
please. Call 778-6234.


Get It Together inc
Get organized: Home or Office
Affordable Confidential
Call me ... you need me ...
Edie Force, Major Organizer, 778-7916


Several are
positions available
in the following
departments:

PART-TIME:
Security Guard
Beach Attendant
* Maintenance Janitorial

FULL-TIME :
Housekeeping

All positions
include weekends.
Serious inquiries

Call 383-7543
for interview.


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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.

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 mini-
mal compensation. Quiet, respectful. No smoke,
drink, pets, children. June 1 acquisition. House-sitting
barter? For sample of selected writings, send SASE
to L. Wilson, P.O. Box 14543, Bradenton, Florida
34280. 758-2259, 569-9061.

AVAILABLE MAY 1 annual or six-month lease. 2BR/
1 BA close to beach. Pets okay. First, last and secu-
rity. $675 month, 778-5150.

AVAILABLE JUNE 1. Flexible four to six months.
3BR/2BA furnished with wrap-around deck, outstand-
ing views. 25 steps to beach. Attractive rent to right
party. Pets, yes. Smoking, no. 779-2404.

HIDEAWAY COVE panoramic bay view from every
window. Nice, quiet, ground floor, one and two bed-
room, fully furnished. Steps to beach. Available now
and next season. Prefer professional or retired
couple. No pets/smoking. 778-7107.


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COMMERCIAL OFFICE corner unit, 5351 Gulf Dr.,
Holmes Beach. Call 941-778-6651 for information.
CHARMING ISLAND CASTLE, great turret and bed-
room Gulf views. Private beach, 4BR/3BA on three
tropical planted lots. 107 Beach Ave. 794-8202.
EFFICIENCY APARTMENT RENTAL on canal, large
deck. 778-3714 or 778-4431.

HOLMES BEACH 3BR/3BA townhouse, pool,
garage. Extra nice, convenient. Walk to beach,
shopping, 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 pager
569-1591.
DESK/OFFICE SPACE NEEDED. Self-sufficient
businessman seeks to rent small office/desk space
for new business. Just need phone line, desk and
chair until permanent premises are found. Will lease
up to 12 months. Call Steve Barnes 778-0745.
BRADENTON BEACH large downstairs apartment,
historic district, nice yard, carport, deck. Annual, par-
tially furnished. $625 per month. Call 813-681-2781.
ANNUAL RENTALS available from $750 to $1,500
month. Call Island Real Estate for details. 778-6066.
ANNUAL 2BR/1BA apartment, N. Shore Drive. Up-
dated interior, new kitchen, open deck. $675 month.
No pets. Call Fran Maxon Real Estate, 778-2307 for
further information.
ANNUAL NW BRADENTON home, Harbor Hills
area. Tile floors, large vyrd, wasner/dryer hookup,
garage. $9So lonth, first, last, security. Call Fran
l.uon Real Estate, 778-2307.
OFFICE FOR RENT newly refurbished. 900 sq. ft.,
ample parking. Anna Maria Village, $700 month
778-5796.
FURNISHED BRADENTON BEACH annual. Large
2BR home steps to beach and bay. Lush private
yard, central air, big garage, fruit trees and more. No
smokers or pets. $995 month includes utilities and
mowing. 778-4625.
ANNUAL RENTAL 1BR/1BA. Great area, one block
to beach, bay, pier, shopping. Available April 15.203
2nd Street N., #3, Bradenton Beach. $525 month,
$400 deposit. 813-258-2411.


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VACATION RENTAL adorable cottage 2BR/1BA,
washer/dryer, one block to beach, bay, shops.
Furnished, wood floors. 106 Church, Bradenton
Beach. $1,200 month, $425 week. 813-258-2411.
TRAILER FOR SALE OR RENT Annual $600 per
month option to buy. 1BR, furnished or not. Island,
beautiful beach. 55 and over park. 778-8267.
WATERFRONT COMMERCIAL STUDIO for rent.
Whitney Beach Plaza on North Longboat Key. $650
per month includes utilities. Call Ed at 387-8445.
HOUSEMATE WANTED TO SHARE 3BR house in
quiet Holmes Beach neighborhood. No smoking, no
pets 778-0024.
VERY PRIVATE ANNA MARIA City 2BR/1BA
furnished duplex. enclosed garage, lanai, patio,
washer/dryer, large yard. Available May 1 at $800 per
month including utilities. 778-8456.
HOLMES BEACH FURNISHED 2BR/2BA elevated
duplex with enclosed double carport. $750 per
month. 779-2114.
ANNUAL BAYVIEW COTTAGE in Village of Cortez.
1BR furnished. $565 per month plus electric. 12414
45th Ave. West. No pets. 795-8077.
ROOMATE WANTED Holmes beach, separate
entry, pool, tennis. Sandra 778-6099.
ANNUAL: BEAUTIFUL 2BR/2BA, tiled, all new
appliances. Pool, steps to beach, $1200 per month.
1BR unit, immaculate, steps to beach, $600 per
month includes water/garbage. Call Gulf-Bay
Realty 778-7244.
ANNA MARIA CANALFRONT home 4BR/3BA. Many
quality extras built in throughout. $232,000. For more
information or appointment, call 778-5928.

1BR/1BA MOBILE HOME Bradenton Beach. Turn-
key, carport, screened area. 100 steps to Gulf. 45
and over. No pets, nonsmokers. May 1 through
September. 778-6302.

ANNUAL DUPLEX 3BR/2BA. Central heat and air,
fenced yard, near beach, shade. Porch, washer/dryer
hookup. Kids, pets. Available now. Steal at $775
month. 778-7431.
VACATION APARTMENTS 2BR. $450 per week,
across from beach. Summer, Fall discount rates.
Almost Beach Apartments 778-2374.


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Free Estimates Call 778-2139

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ROOMMATE TO SHARE 2BR/1BA across from beach.
Deck for sunsets. No smoking or pets. 779-1043.

COOL NORTH CAROLINA mountains, lake front,
maintenance free, year-round or summer home. By
owner, $139,900. 779-1034.

ANNA MARIA CITY by owner. Duplex 2BR/1BA each
side, no repairs needed. $179,900. 779-1034.

SEASONAL 2BR/1BA furnished. Available April 15 to
October 15. One and one half blocks to beach. No
smoking, pets. Monthly preferred. 778-0806.

ANNUAL RENTAL elevated duplex 2BR/1BA. Newly
remodeled throughout, garage, washer/dryer. Profes-
sionals, no pets. 778-9480.


PERICO ISLAND mint condition, one year old. 3BR/
2.5BA, 1,726 sq. ft. Many extras $174,500. Call 8100-.
631-2221.

RUNAWAY BAY 1BR/1BA 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 778-6155.

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

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

BEAUTIFUL VIEW OF the bay from this brand new
home. 1,764 sqft. 3BR/2BA elevated custom built
home with decks. Offered at $229,000. Please call
778-6724.

BRADENTON BEACH COTTAGE with Gulf view. 30
steps to beach. Asking $154,900. 778-7098.


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COMPARE:
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5201 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach


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 participation accepted. Call 941-
778-4636 for appointment.

RIVERDALE, CANAL TO Manatee River, two miles
west of 1-75 at SR64 and 43rd. Stop in at 4116 2nd
Ave. NE. Large two-story 3BR/2.5BA, new carpet
and roof, white tile living room, 16-ft. by 24-ft. lanai,
covered 10,000 Ib. boat lift, 90-ft. dock. $210,000.
747-3630.

COSTA RICA BAR, restaurant, house, cabins, camp
grounds. Nicoya-great location. Only paved road to
Pacific beaches. Electricity, water, parking expansion
room. $175,000. 778-1915.

HOUSE FOR SALE by owner. Realtors listing ex-
pired. 3BR/2BA. Split design, two-car garage. Re-
duced by $10,000 to $168,000, 778-0024.

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.

WATERFRONT GROUND FLOOR condominium.
2BR/2BA, spacious. Must be seen. Waterbird Way,
Flamingo Cay. $107,000. 795-0114.

GULF FRONT BEACH HOUSE 2BR/2BA ground
floor on a 50-ft. by 150-ft. lot to be completed 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. 800-977-0803, 778-4523.

PERFECT HOLMES BEACH family home and
neighborhood. Only two years old. 3BR/2BA, tile,
Berber and more. Canalfront with dock. Ski boat
water. Short distance to intracoastal. No bridges.
Room for pool. Only steps to public park, library,
tennis and boat launch. Below appraisal, $274,900.
778-1966.


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TIMESHARE RESORT 66. 1BR, efficiency, poolside,
ground floor, four weeks. Ending July 4 week.
$10,000, will separate. 800-977-0803, 778-4523.

HALF DUPLEX FOR SALE by owner 3BR/2BA el-
evated Spanish tile floor, Berber carpet. Almost new.
$149,000. Call 778-1163.

TWO BUILDING SITES available west of Gulf Drive.
110 Mangrove, Anna Maria. $165,000 each. S. Smith
and Associates Realtor, 748-6550 or 778-0302.

KEY ROYALE CANALFRONT stucco 3BR/2BA,
dock, sundeck, screened lanai, open and airy floor
plan, totally refurnished, immaculate turnkey. This
house will go very fast. FSBO, $249,900. Open
house April 18 and 25, 1p.m. to 3 p.m. 609 Ambas-
sador Lane. Toll free 1-888-298-6955.

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DEADLINE: MONDAY NOON for Wed. publication.
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words $8.00. Additional lines $2.50 each. Box:
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mail to 5404 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, FL 34217.
We're located next to Chez Andre in the Island
Shopping Center. More information: 778-7978.

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advertising herein is subject to the Fair Housing
Act, which makes it illegal to advertise "any prefer-
ence, limitation or discrimination based on race,
color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or
national origin, or intention to make any such pref-
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includes children under age of 18 living with par-
ents or legal custodians, pregnant women and
people securing custody of children under 18. This
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readers are hereby informed that all dwellings ad-
vertised in this newspaper are available on an
equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimina-
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HOLMES BEACH WATERFRONT BAYFRONT ELEGANCE
Newly listed 3BR/2BA well-maintained, re- Magnificent residence with spectacular bay
sides on deep-water canal with views of bay. views. 3BR/2.5BA, greatroom, eat-in kitchen,
Open spacious floor plan with greatroom de- separate dining and living rooms, large mas-
sign, pool, dock and short walk to beach. ter bedroom and bath overlooking bay. Heated
Shows great. Offered at $395,000. Call Dave pool and deep-water dockage. $695,000. Call
Moynihan at 778-2246/778-7976 eves. Dave Moynihan at 778-2246/778-7976 eves.


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
778-2246/778-1751 eves. $129,900. #27160


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


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RESIDENTIAL
DUPLEX 2BR/1.5BA each side. Family room and porch one side.
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VILLAS WITH HEATED CAGED POOL. 4BR/2BA, 2,006 sq. ft.
living area each side. Extras. Can condo'ize. $440,000
VILLAGE GREEN. 2BR/2BA, tile roof, enclosed Florida room.
Less than a block to golf course. $118,000.
WHITE AVE/BEACH ACCESS. 3BR/2BA, lot 100x130.
Immaculate, attractive, lush landscape. $375,000.
PERICO BAY CLUB. Kingfisher 2BR/2BA Bayfront. 2 pools, ten-
nis, clubhouse, 24 hour gated security. $120,000.
HOME WITH INCOME 2BR/2BA, family room, garage, lanai,
comer lot with large IBR/IBA apartment. One block to beach. $221,900.
CANALFRONT LOT Anna Maria 75 ft. front. $175,000.
SEA PIRATE GULFVIEW 2BR. Caged pool. $99,900.
COMMERCIAL
STYLING SALON Eight stations. Owner retiring. $39,000 OBO.
LOT C-2 Zoning.Walk to beach $150,000.
HISTORIC BRIDGE STREET 2,400 sq. ft., three stores, 150 ft. to
Sarasota Bay. Can add to size. Developing area. $355,000.
WE HAVE VACATION/SEASONAL/ANNUAL RENTALS
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REDUCED! LARGE HOME WITH APARTMENT
This large home on corner lot in the heart of Holmes
Beach has just been reduced to $189,000! Zoned du-
plex, this home is perfect for owner occupancy with rental
income. Built on two lots (106x150) just a short walk to
the beach. Drive by 5506 Holmes Blvd., and call to see
today. This one won't last.
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Don't -.:s this wonderful opportunity in the village of
,-nna Maria. This large home with apartment on two lots
has zoning that allows many uses. Perfect for artist gal-
lery, gift shop, office space or hair salon. This large cor-
ner location offers 260 feet of road frontage with ample
room for parking. Offered at the reduced price of
$189,000. Third vacant lot also available for purchase.
Call Pat Jackson at 778-3301
Ken Jackson at 778-6986
Agnes Tooker 778-5287
or Dave Sork 726-1704

Fran Maxon
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drive P 0 Box 717 Anna Maria, FL 34216
(941) 778-2307
Toll Free 800 306-9666
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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
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Well located in pleasant residential area
of Holmes Beach. Large lanai and
caged pool. Dick Maher/Dave Jones
778-4800. $199,500. MLS 36159.


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


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


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SPRING DREAM

BY MATT GAFFNEY / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ


ACROSS
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for one
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12 Old verb ending
15 Donald, to Huey,
Dewey or Louie
19 Jack of hearts
feature
20 -- Island, Fla.
21 Olive cousin
23 Russian
technological
achievement
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26 They're often
kept on ice
27 Since
28 Change-making
key
30 Literary inits.
31 1984 Uris novel
33 Financial
considerations
36 Back-stabber
37 Spiny-rayed
aquarium fish
39 Gang members
43 Present
wrapper, maybe
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pitched
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antagonist
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peddler's wares,
perhaps
67 Tab neighbor
68' Call to a farmer
69 "Cheers" co-star
71 --lark
72 Shoots
74 Seat of Orange
County, Calif.
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from 1947-64
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responsibility
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mail" co.
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Ducommun
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(et cetera): Ger.
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enthusiasm
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products
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91 Winner's signs:
93 Chipper
94 Brand at the
laundromat
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burning
97 Light rock songs
99 Abbr. in many
company names


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thinking
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107 Vanilla-
110 W.W. II camp
111 "- Union
Woman" (old
labor song)
114 Actress Gray
and others
116 Site of an annual
August 9th
peace ceremony
118 Classic BBC
show
121 Orchestra
member
122 Running
competitions
123 D.C. org.
dropped from
this puzzle... or
what much of
your money is
124 Fur
125 Unsweetened
126 Heavenly
abodes
127 Rich cakes
DOWN
1 Walkover
2 Concerns,
criticisms, etc.
3 Show
4 "Mr. Belvedere"
star
5 Mohammed's
favorite wife
6 French article
7 "- shocked as
you..."
8 Security grp.
9 Big payoff bet
10 Prefix with
hazard


29 "Step -!"
32 Battling
34 Diet setbacks
35 Hawaii draw
37 Artistes wear
them
38 California's
Valley
40 Be treated
satisfactorily
41 Trouble
42 Criteria: Abbr.
43 Oral poetry
44 Use a 9-iron, say
45 The Clintons.
the Bushes, etc.
47 Drop like -
49 Start of many
movement
names
52 They come with
new computers
53 Gay
59 Like employees
61 Bogus: Var.
63 Casually showed
up


65 Article of faith 79 About 1 o'clock: 98 Lentil, e.g.
66 Lays bare Abbr. 100 Group whose
70 P.L.O.'s Arafat 82 The way you do rock opera was
the things you once performed
72 Made-up do at the Met
73 Where to get 86 Weakness 101 Hole fixer
postcards 88 Ancient Jew 103 Magic, at one
76 Fireball sound 92 Yemen's time
77 Carpus capital 104 Dog reprimand
connector 96 Martini's 105 Hospital event
78 TV's "Family partner in 106 Between: Fr.
winemaking 107 Move slowly


108 Cartel city
109 "My stars!"
112 Envelope abbr.
113 Fathers may
hold it
115 Lip
117 "We--
Family"
119 Motorist's
concern, for
short
120 Baseball's Mel


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