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FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE


ISLANDER


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Commissioner, mayor 'tangle' in Anna Maria


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
It will take three to tango in Anna Maria.
At least it will take a majority of the commission
to appoint a new city clerk. Already there is dissension
between Mayor Chuck Shumard and Commissioner
Doug Wolfe over who should hold the position.
Wolfe has his mind made up. At an April 13
commission workshop, he said, "I move that Jerice
Wing be appointed city clerk and treasurer of the


City of Anna Maria."
Wing has been employed by the city since January
1998 as deputy city clerk and technical coordinator.
Shumard, who is in the process of interviewing
candidates for the position, said "That is out of order.
I have asked for resumes and it says right here [hold-
ing up a copy of the city charter] that the mayor shall
appoint and the commission shall approve. I know
what you're trying to do, Commissioner Wolfe, but we
will follow what this [charter] says."


Anna Maria's charter allows the mayor to ap-
point the city clerk, but it also allows the same lib-
erty for the commission.
It states that, with the exception of elected officials,
"a majority of the commission may dictate the appoint-
ment, suspension, or discharge of any city employee,
administrative officer or official."
Before a vote could be taken or a second made to
PLEASE SEE CLERK HIRE, NEXT PAGE


More


meter


discussion


ahead
By Paul Roat
Lengthy debate prompted a decision
for even more debate on installation of
parking meters in the Bridge Street area
of Bradenton Beach.
City commissioners were unable to
come to a consensus to install parking
meters in the city parking lot and at the
approach to the city pier, but did agree
that a public workshop to hear from the
people would be in order. No date for
that workshop has yet been set.
But based on conversations last week,
there appears to be no groundswell of pub-
lic or commission approval or objection to
the meters only two citizens appeared
to speak to the matter.
"We really do have a parking prob-
lem," Bridge Street Pier and Cafe owner
Jim McKee said, "and I think parking
meters will really help and I believe you
should do it."
"I don't know what to think about
it," business owner In6s Norman said,
"but I find meters to be unfriendly."
Police Chief Sam Speciale has pro-
posed installing 40 meters. The 20 by
the pier would be in service 24 hours a
day, at an hourly rate of 10 cents. The 20
meters at the municipal lot near Key
West Willy's would cost 25 cents for
five hours, and be enforced daily from 8
a.m. to 5 p.m.
Special said revenue projections
from the meters would be $3,285 per year
from the city lot, $8,760 from the pier lot,
or more than $12,000 annually.
"It is not my intent for this to be a ma-
jor revenue generator," he said, "but it is
a way to solve the parking problem."
There are no plans for parking
meters on Bridge Street, Speciale said.


"We have a big problem with
parking," Mayor Connie Drescher
said. "People are parking all day and
going to the beach, and the city lot is
always full and used by residents who
live nearby." She said she favored the
meters, which would cost $6,400 ex-
cluding installation.
Vice Mayor John Chappie said he
was concerned that meters would drive


people to park on the adjacent side
streets. He was the lead advocate for a
public workshop on parking meters.
Commissioner Gail Cole ques-
tioned whether installation of parking
meters would jeopardize the parking
requirements for beach renourishment
funding. Special assured him the
meters would not. Cole said he was
not in favor of meters, but would wel-


Please,
repair your
ball marks
Islander Jim Taylor lived
out a frustrated golfer's
dream and exploded a
green at the Bradenton
Country Club. Taylor, of
Holmes Beach, got a call
asking him if he could
simulate blowing up the
18th green at a celebra-
tion Sunday, April 18,
marking the six-month
closing of the club's golf
course for renovation. "I
thought about it, and as
he rapidly ran his hands
together, eyes flashing,
Taylor said, "and decided
the best way to do that
was to blow it up!" And
so he did. Using 55
pounds of grade-A
explosive powder, 30
gallons ofdieselfuel and
S 25 charges placed across
the surface of the green,
Taylor lived out the
"Caddyshack" gopher's
[golfer's] revenge. Taylor
operates Taylor-Made
SMarine Construction
and Taylor-Made
Pyrotechnical Entertain-
S meant. Islander Photo:
Bonner Futch



come hearing from citizens.
Commissioner Bill Arnold said he
questioned the revenue projections
Special provided. He said he wanted to
hear what the people had to say about
the matter before he made a decision.
Commissioner Berneitta Kays she
was not opposed to parking meters, but
questioned how they would spur people
to not park for extended periods of time.


Inspections slated next week

for 2 Island bridges


Bridge inspections on the Anna Maria Island and
Cortez bridges may cause some delay for motorists
next week.
The annual inspection will take place April 26 for
the Anna Maria Island Bridge; April 27 for the Cortez
Bridge. Florida Department of Transportation officials
say there may be some lane closures but no significant
traffic disruption.
And, as a boon to motorists, the inspections will be


done from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.
The Cortez Bridge was the focus of $2.1 million
worth of repairs in 1995 as DOT contractors refurbished
the span. The work included the unexpected total closure
of the bridge to vehicular traffic for 89 days.
The Anna Maria Island Bridge scored poorly in last
year's annual bridge inspection, prompting DOT offi-
cials to set aside $1.3 million for repairs, tentatively
scheduled for this summer.


SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
O pinio ns .................................. ............... .... 6
Those W ere the Days ................................ .. 7
Announcem ents ........................................ 10
Stir-it-up ............... ................. ........... ....... 14
S treetlife .................... ......... ........... ........ ... 19
Island sports ..................................... ... 20
Anna Maria Island tides ............................... 23
Crossword puzzle .......................................... 32


THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND


APRIL 21, 1999






[] PAGE 2 0 APRIL 21, 1999 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Mayor narrows clerk position selection to 2


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
Two persons among 18 who submitted resumes
for the vacant city clerk position in Anna Maria are
being considered for one of the city's highest-paid
positions.
Homer Knox, Steve Odem, Patricia Prudente, Paula
Shipley, Laura Vogel and Jerice Wing were selected for
interviews by a review committee.
Mayor Chuck Shumard narrowed the six recommen-
dations to two and along with Planning and Zoning Board
Chairman Tom Turner and Public Works Director Phil
Charnock, conducted interviews Tuesday, April 20.
Shumard was unwilling to reveal the names of his
final two candidates, but Charock said Knox and Shipley
were selected for in-person interviews by the mayor.
The salary range offered is $29,000 to $30,000,


Clerk hire causes

controversy

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1


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Shumard


Wolfe


Wolfe's motion, he withdrew the motion when Com-
missioner George McKay, reading from a different
revision of the charter, said the mayor has 30 days to
act on his appointment.
Under a section headed "Powers and Duties of the
Mayor," it states, "In case the mayor fails to appoint an
acceptable employee or officer within 30 days after a
vacancy is created, the commission may fill the va-
cancy." McKay said the language implies the commis-
sion can't act until 30 days expires, which would be
April 29. Nelson resigned on March 29.
Wolfe said the passages contradict one another and
that the section alluding to 30 days is not in the revised
charter he was reading from.
Following the meeting, Wolfe determined-that the
1994 charter revision was not submitted with the 1996
codification update and therefore the 1996 codification
reflects an older charter than what exists today.
Both Shumard and McKay were reading from the
pre-1994 charter.
Shumard, apparently irritated that the issue was
before him, said the charter also states the mayor will
set the agenda for meetings.
"This is not on the agenda," he said.
Wolfe said, "It's under announcements and proc-
lamations."
Before withdrawing his motion, Wolfe asked that
he be given copies of the resumes and applications the
next day.
Shumard said, "Mr. Wolfe, you and I are going to
tangle over this."
Wolfe reminded the mayor that this is Government
in the sunshine.
"The public information law requires that you
show anyone who enters this building anything in this
building," he said.
Shumard said, "I think you're making a mess out
of this."
"I think you're being too secretive, you're running a
separate government from the rest of this city," Wolfe
said.
Wolfe said Shumard has not fulfilled his obligation
as mayor because he failed to notify the public and the
commission of the city clerk's resignation.
He said the only notification he received was from a
press release written by the mayor and newspaper articles.
According to the city's charter, the mayor is re-
quired to announce the resignation of a city employee
at the first scheduled meeting.
Wolfe said this was the second meeting since the
clerk's resignation, and still the commission and pub-
lic had not been informed.
After Wolfe persisted, Shumard thanked Wolfe for


Charnock said.
Shumard said he will make his selection to commis-
-sioners at the April 27 meeting.
In a letter sent to commissioners,
the mayor said he "selected a non-par-
tisan committee of Anna Maria citizens A special
to review the applications for the city winnowed
clerk position."
The committee, headed by Turner, clerk app
included Peg Barron, Mark Kimball ix. Ma
and Brenda Holland. x
The committee met Friday, April furthered
16. They narrowed the field of 18 can-
didates to six. To assist the process, thefield t
they were provided a copy of the city will inter
charter, which outlines the duties and
qualifications of the city clerk, and makc
According to the charter, the recomme
mayor appoints a city clerk upon ap-
proval of the commission. the city c
It's unclear who selected the com- April 7.
mittee, since Turner says the mayor pr
chose the committee members and
Shumard insists Turner and Public
Works Director Phil Charnock appointed the committee.
Commissioner Doug Wolfe claims the selection
committee is illegal because the commission did not
approve it. The charter says the mayor may make as-
signments or appointments to outside boards or
committees, but only with commission approval.
According to a letter at city hall, Shumard interviewed
applicant Janet Brown on April 14, the day before the
committee met.
Listed in alphabetical order are the applicants for the
city clerk position. Information was taken from the re-
sumes/applications submitted to the city.
Jennifer Brown: Presently employed at Ft. Myers
High School as a chairperson in the business education
department.
Linda Clark: Retail experience as former owner/
operator of Sun & Surf Beach Shop Inc. and Sand Dollar
Gift Shop Inc.
Rebecca Cunry: Pursuing a degree in business man-
agement and accounting. She presently works for
Domino's Pizza as a shift leader and delivery driver.
Christine Hanula: Presently employed as adminis-
trative assistant to Holmes Beach Chief of Police Jay
Romine.
Dennis Hendrickson Sr.: Recently appointed to the
Anna Maria Planning and Zoning Board. He has held trea-


In order to fill a vacancy left by former City
Clerk Peg Nelson's March 29 resignation, Anna
Maria Mayor Chuck Shumard placed an advertise-
ment in at least one daily newspaper.asking that re-
sumes be sent to his personal/confidential attention.
The Islander Bystander requested copies of the
documents Wednesday, April 7, and was denied ac-
cess to the records by Shumard. The newspaper filed
a writ of mandamus with Manatee County Circuit
Court Wednesday, April 14, demanding that
Shumard, Deputy Clerk Jerice Wing and the City of
Anna Maria comply with Florida's public record
law.
Judge Durand Adams signed an alternative writ
April 15 requiring city officials provide the newspa-
per the requested records upon receipt of the actual
cost of duplication a fee of $5.85 for 39 pages at
15 cents per page or to respond as to why they
refuse to provide the records.
The copies were furnished to the newspaper the
following day, Friday, April 16.
The city was denied a $20 service charge for one
hour's preparation time to copy the applications.
A second count, still under consideration by
Judge Adams, addresses the continuing problem


reminding him of his responsibility and made the an-
nouncement.
Vice Mayor Robert McElheny said, "I think the
problem is that we have not been informed of what is
going on. I think the commission should be entitled to


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surer positions in other organizations, the most current
being as director and assistant treasurer for the National
Exchange Carrier Association.
SDennis Hendrickson Jr.: Re-
cently employed by AM South
committee Bank as financial services special-
the 18 city ist. He has been a loan officer and
S mortgage loan consultant.
cants to Leonard Himmelstein: Senior
SShumard tax accountant with experience in
tax departments of publicly held
narrowed companies.
Sheila Hurst: Florida public
two, and assistant specialist for nine years,
ew the pair former candidate for Holmes
Beach city commission.
a William G. Jermyn: Indepen-
dation to dent agent for life and health in-
surance companies and annuities,
mission currently working toward desig-
nation as certified financial plan-
ner.
Homer Knox: Professional
background in educational ad-
ministration and finance. He was last employed as busi-
ness manager for Susquenita School District, Duncannon,
Pa.
Steve Odem: City clerk experience with Palmetto,
Newton, Oelwein and Eddyville. His most recent experi-
ence is as a manager of tax data systems for the Amscot
Corporation.
Patricia Prudente: Manager at Marina Bay restaurant
in Holmes Beach.
Patricia Shahinian: Background in banking and fi-
nance with management skills.
Paula Shipley: Support analyst and training special-
ist with CPS Systems Inc. She has several years of expe-
rience with county and state departments in the areas of
welfare and tax collection.
Jenifer Trasport: Code enforcement officer and
former police officer
Laura Vogel: Administrative assistant in the City of
Anna Maria's building department. She volunteers as trea-
surer for Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.
Paul Williams: Most recently employed at Rexall
Sundown Inc. as a quality assurance coordinator and prior
to that at Linvec Corporation as a sales order control clerk
and quality coordinator.
Jerice Wing: Deputy city clerk and technical special-
ist for the City of Anna Maria.


with public records requests in Anna Maria. The Is-
lander Bystander has asked the court to enter an or-
der for injunctive relief to prevent the city from engag-
ing in further violations.
A criminal complaint filed with the Manatee
County Sheriff by the newspaper on Friday, April 9,
alleges Shumard willfully and knowingly violated the
open records law. The complaint is being investigated
by the state attorney's office.
A similar mandamus action was resolved in Sep-
tember 1997 between the newspaper and the city,
Shumard and former clerk Nelson. The city also
agreed at that time to rescind illegal service charges
for copying records.
Also, in February 1997 Manatee Circuit Judge
Robert Boylston ruled in favor of Ken Peterson of
Five O'Clock Marine in a similar action that Anna
Maria City officials failed to hand over public records
within a reasonable time.
Public officials who knowingly violate public
records law are subject to suspension, removal or im-
peachment and may be judged guilty of a misde-
meanor of the first degree, punishable by possible
criminal penalties of one year in prison or $1,000
fine, or both.


information dealing with the city and I feel I have been
left out of the loop."
McElheny requested the mayor do a better job of
disseminating information to the commission in the
future.


Judge orders Anna Maria


public records made public






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M APRIL 21, 1999 0 PAGE 3 I[


And now there are 3 in Bradenton Beach


By Paul Roat
Applicants for building official in Bradenton
Beach have been narrowed to three, and interviews to
winnow the field down to one are expected to take
place in early May.
Bradenton Beach city commissioners will do the
interviewing themselves, and the process will be open
to the public once dates and times have been set.
The basic criterion for the three was their state
certification as a building official in Florida. An-
other criterion was willingness to accept the job in


Bradenton Beach for the salary offered: $28,000 to
$41,000 annually.
The city's previous building official, Bill Sanders,
earned $39,415 per year prior to his resignation in
March for disagreements with commissioners.
Applicants selected are:
Frank Baxter, Punta Gorda. He currently is a code
plans examiner for Lee County.
Thomas P. Forbes, Summerland Key. He is cur-
rently building/zoning department director and build-
ing official for Key West.


Pickup paddlers
Mark Wilson, top, and Greg Holcomb took to the water in kayaks Saturday for the fourth annual Coastal
Cleanup day. The pairjoined scores of other volunteers in braving a steady drizzle to collect hundreds of
pounds of litter from the Island and Palma Sola Causeway. Islander Photo: Paul Roat


Roger A. Titus, Winter Haven. He is currently
plans examiner for Lakeland.
Two other applicants in the field of 11 hold state
certifications, but their salary demands are more than
Bradenton Beach commissioners are willing to pay.
Included in that duo is former Bradenton Beach Build-
ing Official Whitey Moran, currently working in
Islamorada.


Holmes Beach
street closes
Work will be going on this week on a
stormwater drainage project at 58th Street and
Marina Drive in Holmes Beach. The street will be
closed fto vehicular traffic during the project.




Anna Maria City
4/22, 7:30 p.m., Planning and Zoning Board
work session
4/26, 7:30 p.m., Planning and Zoning
Board meeting
4/27, 7:30 p.m., Commission meeting

Bradenton Beach
4/29, 1 p.m., Commission work session
on grant funds
4/29, 6:30 p.m., Planning and Zoning
Board meeting

Holmes Beach
4/27, 7 p.m., Commission meeting
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IMj PAGE 4 0 APRIL 21, 1999 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Island 'beach bash' planned for July


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Annette and Frankie may not be there, but officials
hope a proposed Island millennial celebration will be
the biggest beach bash Manatee County has ever seen.
"Celebrate 2000 is a group of seven partners with
the Manatee/Sarasota Herald-Tribune as the engine
behind those partners," explained Laura Baden, coor-
dinator of the millennial events. "We are wanting to
celebrate the beaches and have a party."
At press time Tuesday, the tentative date for the
beach party is July 31, giving Island officials, business
owners and cultural leaders three months to plan the
event. The party is expected to draw thousands of visi-
tors of all ages to the Island for food and fun from
Bayfront Park to Coquina Beach.
"Summer means a day at the beach," Holmes
Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore said. "August is too hot
and everybody's on vacation."
Areas suggested for events are Bridge Street in
Bradenton Beach and the area of Island Shopping Cen-
ter and S&S Plaza in Holmes Beach.
Bradenton Beach business owner Ines Norman
noted that there will be problems with parking and traf-
fic and suggested renting trolleys to ease congestion.
"Advertise it and make people want to use it,"
Holmes Beach Police Chief Jay Romine stressed. "A
lot of people will want to have their cars. It would be
much easier if we could get them to park at a central
location in town and have a trolley ferry them back and
forth."
Bradenton Beach Mayor Connie Drescher said
people will want to have an Island parking location and
said Coquina Beach could be used. Baden said trolleys
could be used in several locations, and Whitmore said
several major pick-up areas could be designated.
Whitmore suggested opening the day with a parade
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Anna Maria Mayor Chuck Shumard said his city is
planning an Island-wide millennial parade Dec. 4 and
officials agreed one parade is enough.
"We can't have walking parades in Bradenton
Beach," Drescher noted. "We have to keep one lane open
because we don't have alternate roads to divert traffic."
However, Whitmore later revived the idea and of-
ficials agreed to hold a parade from Coquina Beach to
Bayfront Park beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Romine said the group should designate a parade
chairman and start planning now so law enforcement
personnel can coordinate.
Mary Ann Brockman, executive director of the
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, said she
would coordinate parade applications.
'Whitmore and Brockman suggested donating a
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Technology Center.
"The PTO's trying to raise money for the play-
ground equipment and they aren't going to get it from
the school board," Whitmore noted. "It's our only
school and all of our kids have gone there."
"The WOW (World of Work) account to furnish
and equip the technology center will benefit all the
children on the Island," Brockman added.
Joyce Karp of the school's Parent-Teacher Organiza-
tion said the group has collected $18,000 for equipment,
which will cost $60,000. Two playgrounds are planned,
one for kindergartners and one for older children.
Don Schroder of the Chamber said computers and
furniture have been ordered for the technology center
but the group still needs $2,500 to pay for the furniture.
The school board has furnished a portable for the tech-
nology center and it's fully wired, but continued fund-
ing is needed to complete and operate the center.
"What better cause than our children's education,"
Tom Chipain, owner of Gulf Drive Cafe, said. "They
are the future of our society."

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Jean Taylor, left, in charge of
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Anna Maria Island Garden
Club, present the book
"Tropica" to Carol Sandidge
for the Tingley Memorial
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 APRIL 21, 1999 0 PAGE 5 IJi

Canal commission beached 'til five-year plan


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Putting canal commission requests on hold,
Holmes Beach city commissioners said they must
first develop a master five-year infrastructure plan.
The canal commission asked the city commis-
sion to formally act on its recommendation to ex-
pand the focus of the canal commission to include
stormwater management, expand its membership,
rename it the Stormwater Task Force and begin de-
veloping a stormwater master plan.
"I think we should look at some of their sugges-
tions, possibly making them a stormwater task
force," Mayor Carol Whitmore said.
"It's clear that they want us to expand the com-
mittee and give it a new name to keep it in business,
but I can't recall one concrete thing that they've
asked us to do or that they recommend we do," Com-
mission Chairman Roger Lutz added.
"I'm not clear what they hope to accomplish,"
Commissioiier Rich Bohnenberger replied. "The
Southwest Florida Water Management District is-
sued a final report in 1996 [identifying problem ar-
eas and detailing options and cost]. The city com-
mission at the time decided to handle the ones that
affect emergency routes first."
The commission should ask the city treasurer to
project income for the next five years and develop a
five-year infrastructure master plan, Bohnenberger
said.
"I understand the citizens' desire to see some-
thing happen, but most of the work has already been
done," Bohnenberger noted, "We have enough infor-
mation to move ahead with a plan."
Lutz asked if the canal commission could seek
grants for the work, but Bohnenberger said they
come automatically from Swiftmud. Whitmore
asked Bohnenberger to contact Swiftmud about the
grant cycle.
In addition, city commissioners delayed a deci-
sion on whether to claim six canals that have never
been dedicated to the city. Canal commissioners said
dedication would be essential if the city ever devel-


Comments?
"During storms our streets and lawns fill with
water. Some 100 homes on our Island suffer repeti-
tive flood losses. Our stormwater drain pipes are
cracked and broken. Pollutants run off into our sur-
rounding waters.
"The ends of most of our canals are clogged with
silt and runoff debris. Our city-owned seawalls are
crumbling. And there is no master plan to deal with
such on-going problems, nor adequate budgeting to
solve them," so says the canal commission in an open
letter to citizens of Holmes Beach.
Canal commissioners have studied the feasibility
of dredging the city's canals and related issues for the
past 18 months. Now they want to share their conclu-
sions and recommendations with the community.
Conclusions:
Nothing affordable can be done to prevent
flooding, but a lot can be done to minimize flood
damage.
Other Florida cities have found solutions that
can be adapted to Holmes Beach.
Recommendations:
Some of the city's canals need spot dredging,
which will facilitate stormwater drainage.
The city should appoint a Stormwater Task
Force to analyze flooding and related environmental
problems, evaluate solutions and advise the dity com-
mission.
The city commission should prepare a
stormwater master plan for upgrading, refurbishing
and maintaining the system as a whole infrastructure.
Commissioners also asked residents to fill out
and return a survey that will appear in May's wa-
ter bills from Manatee County Public Utilities
Department. This is part of their information-gath-
ering process and will aid them in identifying
stormwater related problems.

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Draft a resolution accepting a common law dedi-
cation and file it in the public record or take no ac-
tion.
"In our research to date, we can find no evidence
these canals were ever dedicated to the public and
accepted by the city as part of the platting process,"
Petruff noted. "However, we can't find any evidence
that they are in private ownership, because they are
not on the tax rolls of Manatee County. They are in
legal limbo."
Petruff said if the city dedicates the canals, it
will assume responsibility for them. She said it does
have regulatory authority over them.
"At the Feb. 9 meeting, we agreed not to dedi-
cate the canals until there's a compelling need to do
something," Commissioner Don Maloney pointed
out.
Lutz reminded commissioners of the cost of tak-
ing action.
Bohnenberger asked if there are any problems
with not resolving the ownership issue.
"Dredging would be a problem because the ap-
plication forms ask who the owner is," Petruff said.
Commissioners agreed not to take formal action
until completion of the five-year plan.


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We don't need this
We are puzzled over apparent contradictions in a
proposal for paid parking in Bradenton Beach. We
wonder if parking meters are the Island's onslaught of
urbanization or just a matter of skewed priorities.
As you probably heard, police and city commis-
sioners are thinking about putting in 40 parking meters
near the Bradenton Beach City Pier and at the First
Street North municipal parking lot, near Key West
Willy's and Bridge Street.
There is a serious lack of parking along Bridge Street,
all agree, and there seems to be a school of thought
whereby adding parking meters will discourage people
from parking for extended time periods. "Who wants to
feed a meter continuously?" is the concept, and "I'll go
elsewhere to park long term," is the hope.
Problem is, there just isn't anywhere else to go
around Bridge Street.
Business owners and employees persist in parking
in front of businesses, theirs or their neighbors', taking
up spaces that should be reserved for customers.
Residents in the area use the public parking lot as
their own, further reducing the number of parking
spaces for visitors. Restaurant employees fill a large
number of spaces day and night.
And there is no time limit to parking anywhere in
the area. That's what puzzles us.
Police Chief Sam Speciale repeatedly states his
intent to getting parking meters is not to generate rev-
enue, but to solve the parking problem.
So why not save taxpayers $6,400-plus meter cost and
put up "two-hour parking only" signs and enforce it?
Somehow the cost of a dozen signs and some chalk
to mark tires seems a lot less than the cost of 40 park-
ing meters, would serve the same purpose of getting
people to move along, and would generate a lot better
good will to visitors than one-eyed change bandits.
Try the "two-hour parking only" signs first, folks, and
save yourselves from earning the distinction of being the
city that put paid parking on Anna Maria Island.
Anna Maria acts up
You may want to mark the April 27 Anna Maria city
meeting on your Hallmark calendar. It promises to be in-
teresting, with Mayor Chuck Shumard and Commissioner
Doug Wolfe locking horns on the city clerk appointment.
We appreciate the judge's order meantime, which
allowed us to review the applications/resumes for the
position previously kept under lock and key by the
mayor. The judge agreed with us, too, that the city may
not charge a service charge for copying the paperwork,
only the cost of copies at 15 cents a page.
Still to come, a ruling on the second count of The
Islander Bystander's complaint, asking for injunctive
relief from the city and its administration's habitual
public records offenses. Stay tuned.


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7 & 7 lease proposed
-I suggested to some Anna Maria city commission-
ers a 7 & 7 lease (for the city pier) $7,000 a month
or seven percent of the gross, whichever is the largest.
One commissioner said, "We'd spend $1,000 a
month to have an accountant figure out our share."
I said, "All they have to do is duplicate the seven
percent monthly check they give the state!"
I've made leases for my buildings for over 48
years.
John Bacich, Anna Maria
From Tebbetts family
In the days following Birdie's death, we learned
why he loved this community so much. We had the
opportunity to meet many of his friends and neighbors.
Some had funny stories to share. Some dropped by
the house with food or flowers. The cities of Anna
Maria, Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach flew flags
at half-mast.
We are grateful for each expression of friendship
to Birdie. Your kindness helped us get through a diffi-
cult time. Thank you.
Sue Tebbetts Mitchell, Pat Tebbetts Kirton, Betty
Tebbetts DeLuca, George Tebbetts Jr.

Turn seawalls over to
adjacent landowners
Why would a city want town seawalls that are not at
street ends or on public property, such as at Herb Dolan
Bayfront Park? These other seawalls no way could be an
asset to the city and are only a liability to drain tax dollars
through maintenance, repair and replacement. There is
also the chance of a lawsuit if someone falls or trips or
jumps off of one of them, as has happened on the Gulf
groins and at the public docks.
Instead of a special tax or soliciting grant funds,
you could sell the seawalls and adjacent property to the
property owners that abut the walls and the platted,
undeveloped road, at a cost that would offset the price
of repair to the street-end seawalls and possibly cut
some fees, such as the citywide property survey. This
would also cut some man hours off the public works
department for maintaining the property.


Sale of this land would put an end to any further
discussion of a boardwalk on the bayside. Even if such
a boardwalk was fully funded by a grant, the only ones
to benefit from a project such as this would be the ar-
chitect and contractor. Lighting, maintenance, policing
and insurance would wreak havoc on the city's budget
and be the prelude for a substantial tax increase.
The city commission has stressed the need to in-
crease revenue and cut costs in the city. Over the past
14 months, it seems Mayor Connie Drescher and Vice
Mayor John Chappie have spent sleepless nights to do
just the opposite.
James Royals, Bradenton Beach

For shame, Hanson
I'm writing in regard to the article titled "Soon-to-be
Islanders reunited after 35 years" in the April 7 issue. As
an adoptive mother of two I take exception to Jim
Hanson's comment that Lisa Ann wants to move here to
be with her birth mother. Come on, move into the '90s!
It's certainly a shame that Liz was forced to give
up her baby. But that was 1963. Although I'm sure it
still happens today (especially with teen-agers) it's
certainly not as prevalent as it was then.
Believe me, I am as much my kids' real mother as
the women who gave birth to them. It's unfortunate that
Lisa Ann was adopted by alcoholics and perhaps Liz
would have been a better mother. But the fact remains
that the adoptive mother raised Lisa Ann for 35 years.
To discount her totally by calling a stranger, albeit the
birth mother, Lisa Ann's real mom is a disgrace.
Thankfully she is not around to be offended.
I am thrilled that Liz and Lisa Ann found each
other. I plan to help my children find their birth parents
when the time comes. Children can never have too
many people in their lives who love them.
But if and when they find them I will not magically
become an unreal mom. I am still the one who answered
their cries at night, who nursed them through their illnesses
and who rejoiced over their triumphs and was saddened
over their defeats -just like every other mom out there.
There may someday be another woman they call
Mom, but she will be no more real than I.
Lynn Lott, Anna Maria





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


Ships were detained and fumigated at the quarantine station on Egmont Key.



THE BLACK DEATH


A century ago it was not death by
hurricane, death by road rage, or death
by drug-crazed criminals that pan-
icked people. It was
death by yellow fe- 'h
ver. 'Oh myfi
Bad yellow fever it a goddt
outbreaks occurred in
Tampa Bay in 1853, for our
1858, 1867 and 1871. taken awd
There was a let up like this,
until 1887, just when
Tampa was on a
growth spurt.
Twelve-year-old John P. Jones,
son of Anna Maria Island's third set-
tler, begins the story in his diary:
He was lunching on crackers and
a can of oysters with his father in his
law office when "the door opened and
in came Harry Campbell, an English-
man with a past who owned a small
coast-wise schooner. Every time I had
seen him before he was drunk and
boisterous. But now he was sober and
looked very grave as he said, 'The
mayor has called a meeting at the
courthouse and you fellows better get
over, for there's hell to pay!"'
Jones went on: "The courtroom
was full of citizens and all the public
officials were there. Dr. John P. Wall,
a medical man of note, rose and
cleared his throat nervously. Then he
spoke as follows:
"'Yellow fever has broken out in
Tampa, and if there are any new cases
I will declare it epidemic.'
"A babel of voices arose: 'How do
you know it's yellow fever? How did
it get here?'
"The doctor faced the crowd
calmly.
"'If I met you in New York I
wouldn't know how you got there but
I'd know it was you," he said.
"Then, with a dry cackle that gave
everyone shudders, he pronounced,
'Just wait a few days and you'll see!'"
Next day the town quickly emp-
tied. The bay was covered with sail
boats full of refugees, and wagon-
loads of frightened people fled to the
countryside. Some left their houses
open and dishes on the table. When
they tried to enter other towns they
were turned back by men with shot-
guns.


The city was quarantined. Bar-
rels of oil smoked on street corners.


Vessels were


friends, isn't
im shame
brother to be
ay from us
,


detained at Egmont
Key, where mail
was fumigated. On
the railroad cars,
too.
"There were
so many funerals
that sometimes
laymen had to read
the burial ser-
vices," Jones


wrote. "I remember when a popular
citizen died and an old fellow by the
name of Captain Randall was called
upon to read the service.
"It was an unforgettable scene:
The oak trees draped with somber-
looking gray moss; the unpainted,
roughly-built coffin; the shirt-
sleeved men circled about white-
haired Captain Randall holding the
Bible.
"The poor captain began bravely:
'I am the resurrection and the life,
saith the Lord...' And then he broke
down and sobbed: 'Oh my friends,
isn't it a goddam shame for our
brother to be taken away from us like
this?'"
The fever continued to take its
toll. In all, there were 300 cases and
100 fatalities in a town of 800.
Abbie Bean, wife of George Bean,
had a touch of fever when she was a
girl and believed herself immune. She
stayed behind to nurse her ill neighbors
while George took the youngsters
away to Anna Maria Island.
But Abbie was one of the last
Tampans to die of the fever on
Thanksgiving Day.
Ironically, that 1887 outbreak
was the last one to hit Tampa Bay.
Within a decade Dr. Walter Reed
determined that a particular type of
mosquito was responsible for spread-
ing the disease, and soon it was under
control.
Incidentally, there is evidence
that Tampa's Dr. Wall independently
came to the same conclusion as
Reed.

Next: George is
desperate


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Commission to create new non-conformity status


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
A special non-conformity status will give relief to a
motel owner who asked Holmes Beach officials to find a
way to let him continue to rent an unpermitted unit.
Commissioners said recently they plan to approve an
ordinance that will create a special non-conformity status
for buildings or structures that do not comply with the
city's requirements but are not considered non-conformi-
ties. Approval is slated for April 27.
The issue sparking the change involves the number of
allowable rental units at the Aquarius Beach Resort, 105
39th St., and came to the commission's attention last year.
The motel's owner, John Pace, said he has been rent-
ing 10 units since he and his wife purchased the property
in 1991. His city license is for nine units, but he has
changed the number on his license application to 10 for
eight years.
Pace said the city never questioned his modification.
However, when he and his wife moved from the property
and their unit became available to rent, he changed the
number to 11, which did attract the city's attention.
.According to city research, prior to 1981, the owner
was renting nine units and was living in one, or kept it for
a manager. The 11th unit was added in 1981 and was ap-
proved by the city commission with a stipulation that no
more than 10 units be occupied.
The 1981 commission minutes state the I th unit was
to be used as a model to promote the sale of timeshare
units. It was to be turned into a recreation room after the
original 10 units were sold.


"My office was asked to draft an ordinance to address
the situation at the Aquarius motel and other similar situ-
ations where owners found themselves in technical vio-
lation for things which they believed permits were issued
for or the city had knowledge of," City Attorney Patricia
Petruff explained.
Petruff said Pace's attorney made several recommen-
dations for changes in the ordinance that were acceptable;
however, one was not.
"It suggested that any property that has special non-
conforming status should not be subject to restrictions and
limitations on maintenance and repair of non-conforming
properties," Petruff said. "Once you grant the special sta-
tus, any property that has it should be subject to the same
requirements as any other legal non-conforming prop-
erty."
Chairman Roger Lutz asked what happens to the spe-
cial status if the owner sells the property. Petruff noted that
a legal non-conformity goes with the land and remains in
place.
Commissioner Don Maloney asked how many prop-
erties might be affected by the ordinance. Petruff said she
could recall two or three situations in the past couple of
years that could have been resolved by the ordinance.
Pace asked what happens if the property is destroyed
by a hurricane.
"You have to abide by Federal Emergency Manage-
ment Agency requirements and our ordinance requires
that you come further into compliance to the extent fea-
sible," Petruff said. "Generally the code is drafted to al-
low people to rebuild what they had."


The property owner must make application for the
special status and meet specific criteria. The applicant
must show that:
He was not the owner at the time the non-compli-
ance was created and he had no knowledge of it, or it was
created without his knowledge or consent.
He has not attempted to avoid compliance.
Bringing the property into compliance will create an
undue hardship on him.
When granting the special status, the commission can
impose conditions and stipulations. If the property owner
fails to comply with these, the status can be revoked.

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Members are requested to bring luncheon service
for guests and themselves.
For more information, contact Marian Van Winkle
at 778-7865.


Low vision group
meets Tuesday
The Visionaires, a group of Anna Maria Island
persons with low vision, will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tues-
day, March 27, at the Island Branch Liberary, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
"Magnetic Tech" will be the topic of guest speaker
Tabitha Sadler. Information may be obtained and trans-
portation arranged at 778-5001.

New member event
set on key
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce's
breakfast for new members will be at 8 a.m. Wednes-
day, April 28, at the chamber office, 6854 Gulf of
Mexico Drive.
Participating in the program will be the chamber's
chairman of the board, Jo Ann Wolverton, and presi-
dent, Gail Loefgren. Details are available at 387-9519.


Jazz cruise scheduled
out of Cortez
"Jazz on the Water," a four-hour cruise on the Sea-
food Shack's Showboat, will feature nonstop live jazz
on two decks by three bands, the sponsoring Jazz Club
of Sarasota promises.
The boat will shove off at noon Sunday, April 25,
from the Seafood Shack pier at the mainland end of the
Cortez bridge. Information on the $20 cruise is avail-
able at 366-1522.

AARP tax aides
party Monday
Manatee County tax aides will bid farewell to the
1999 federal income tax season with a luncheon at 2
p.m. Monday, April 19, at Cici's Pizza, 419 Cortez
Road W., Bradenton.
They will also bid farewell to Lefty Price, who said
that after many years he is "un-volunteering" from
spearheading the American Association for Retired
Persons Tax-Aide program.
"My four jobs of counselor, local coordinator,
marketing coordinator and instructor are now up for
grabs," he said.


Showing the way along
Heritage Trail
Marguerite Thompson, who has been nominatedfor
next year's Anna Maria Island Historical Society
presidency, shows the new Heritage Trail sign at the
Island Museum. The Heritage-Trail promotes a
scenic auto route through Manatee and Sarasota
counties with natural, cultural and historical sites
highlighted. Sites are easily identified from the road
by the sign. Maps, which offer details of each of the
sites, are available at the museum, 407 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria. A companion guide for boaters is also
available. Islander Photo: Pat Copeland

Annunciation spaghetti
dinner Saturday
The Episcopal Curch of the Annunciation will
sponsor a public spaghetti dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Sat-
urday. April 24, at the church grounds, 4408 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach.
Meals may be eaten in the banquet room or ordered
ahead for take-out. Tickets are $4 for adults, $2 for
children under 6. Details are available at 778-1638.

'Spring Fling' concert
Friday night
Manatee Community College's choirs and sym-
phonic wind and jazz ensembles will join for the
"Spring Fling" concert at 8 p.m. Friday, April 23, in
Neel Auditorium, 5840 26th St.W., Bradenton.
Dr. Brenda Smith will direct the chamber and con-
cert choirs, Jim Bruce the wind ensemble and Greg
Bolton the jazz group. General admission is $5. Details
are available at 755-1511 ext. 4240.


'I do' all over again
The following couples renewed their wedding vows at a recent meeting of the Anna Maria High 12 Club,
number 357, at Marina Bay restaurant, Holmes Beach: Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Brady, Mr. and Mrs. Richard
Art, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Talbot, Mr. and Mrs. Darrell K. Watson, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Ljunquist, Mr. and
Mrs. Freeman H. Stittsworth, Mr. and Mrs. Willard Ashburn, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Milley and Mr. and Mrs.
Leslie Kenworthy. Judge Becky Titus performed the ceremony and her husband, Public Defender Elliot
Metcalf was the speaker.






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Alfred Gershfeld, artistic director, will conduct.
David Bagaus, trumpet principal of the orchestra, will
be soloist in Haydn's Concerto for Trumpet in E Flat.
The 55-member chorus, tenor and alto soloists, and
orchestra will perform Cantata No. 109 by Bach.
An unusual Beethoven work for solo piano, a sex-
tet of vocal soloists, chorus and orchestra will climax
the program. This work, Fantasy in C-Minor (Choral


Crumbs
Wit and wisdom by native
Floridian Gib Bergquist


Dizzy and Daffy
meet Elbert
Brewster was one of those picturesque, company-
owned, Florida phosphate-mining villages that once
dotted the Bone Valley area of southwestern Polk
-County during the first half of this century.
These towns exist today only on old road maps and
in the memory of the thinning ranks of the people who
once lived there.
Bone Valley is flat as a pancake today, but eons
ago it was an ancient sea, teeming with prehistoric sea
life that fossilized into some of the richest pebble phos-
phate beds known to man.
A tall, white smokestack that can be seen from
miles around is the present headstone for Brewster's
grave site. It was left standing as an aid to navigation
for aircraft flying in the area.
Well anyway, the Cracker knew Elbert Nettles
when Elbert was growing up in Brewster during the
Great Depression.
You see, Elbert was one of those lanky teenagers
who was endowed with superb athletic prowess. In
Cracker language, he was a "natchel-born" athlete. He
could do it all and he did. His favorite sport was base-
ball.
In those depression years, times were hard and jobs
were scarce. His first job out of high school was pump-
ing gas at the Brewster filling station.
Between gas customers, he honed his skills pitch-
ing and dreaming of a better day.
One fine Florida spring day, right out of nowhere,
a big, red bus rolled into Brewster and screeched to a


Fantasy), is considered an early draft for the choral
movement of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, com-
posed 15 years later.
Its major.theme is a variation on the melody used
later as the "Ode to Joy" in the last movement of the
symphony. The extremely demanding piano part will
be performed by Eleanora Lvov,'Russian-born pia-
nist with an international reputation, now living in
Sarasota.
No tickets are required for this public event, but a
$10 donation is suggested to cover production costs.
Details are available at 758-5886 and 756-9304.


stop at the filling station, interrupting a game in
progress.
Elbert could not believe what he saw.
Emblazoned on the side of the bus was an image
of a redbird and large letters spelled out "The St. Louis
Cardinals Baseball Team."
Following closely behind the bus was a sporty
roadster that also braked to a stop. Behind the wheel sat
Jerome Herman Dean, better know as "Dizzy." His
passenger was his brother, better known as "Daffy."
The duo were famous Cardinal pitchers and the
most colorful, talented and fun-loving characters to
ever grace the mound.
The Cardinals were returning to their spring train-
ing site in Bradenton after playing a Grapefruit League
game, probably with the Detroit Tigers in Lakeland.
The players stepped down from the bus, stretched
their legs, spat out their cuds of tobacco and headed for
the station in search of refreshments.
Elbert hurried back into the station to open the lid
on the cold drink cooler and greet his customers. He
was still in a state of disbelief.
The thirsty players emptied the cold drink cooler
down to the last Grapette and completely consumed his
supply of Planters peanuts and Babe Ruth candy bars.
After collecting the nickels from his sales, Elbert
was eager to continue his pitching and did.
He was in rare form. His slider was under his com-
plete control and his delivery and follow through were
flawless.
Dizzy and Daffy were impressed and intrigued and
wanted to pitch too, egged on by their team mates and
the local folks who gathered.
Dizzy and Daffy pitched well, but not well enough.
In short, our hometown hero cleaned their clocks
and pocketed their loose changes.
You guessed it. They were pitching pennies at a
crack in the sidewalks some 10 yards away.
Dizzy Dean was elected to the Baseball Hall of
Fame in 1953.
Mr. Nettles never made it to the majors. Like many
small-town heroes, his fleeting moments of glory had
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Alvin E. Clark
Alvin E. Clark, 79, of Bradenton Beach, died
April 15, at his caregiver's residence.
Born in Medaryville, Ind., Mr. Clark came to
Manatee County from Logansport, Ind., in 1953. He
served in the United States Army during World War
II. He was a member of Shriner-Egypt Temple;
American Legion Kirby Stewart Post No. 24 of
Bradenton; and Moose Lodge No. 1223 of
Bradenton.
Visitation was held Monday, April 19, at Brown
and Sons Funeral Home, Bradenton. Memorial con-
tributions may be made to Hospice of Southwest
Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.
He is survived by one daughter, Nancy Futch of
Bradenton; two sons, Gary E., and Richard, both of
Bradenton; one sister, Mildred Potts of Homossassa;
three brothers, Sherman, of LaPorte, Ind., Melvin, of
Marblehead, Ohio, and Joe, of Medaryville; six
grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.


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He was a retired judge. He was a Methodist. He was
a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a
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brother, William, of Stewart; and one grandchild.

Doris A. Schroeder
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Born in West Walworth, N.Y., Mrs. Schroeder
came to Manatee County from New York in 1945.
She was a Baptist.
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W., Bradenton. Brown and Sons Funeral Homes,
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Navy crew reunites in Bradenton Beach
By Jim Hanson .
Islander Correspondent
John Bacon's old World War II Navy crew got
together at his home for the second time in 10 years,
and perhaps the last time ever.
It was the reunion of the crew of the LSMR-196,
the letters meaning Landing Ship Medium Rocket. It
was converted from the Navy's old faithful LSM troop *.
landing vessel to one that launched rockets.
And did it launch them 1,024 five-inchers in 45
seconds in the Okinawa invasion in 1945. Or rather the
minutes preceding the invasion by troops over the
beach; the LSMR-196 and her sisters laid close inshore \
and hammered the beach so infantry could land with
just a touch less danger.
The ship's battery empty, she headed back out to
sea to reload and then back in to launch again. She was
hit six times by Japanese cannon fire from shore.
There were 80 men and six officers in her crew,
with Bacon as quartermaster, or navigator. Many
were here in 1988 for a reunion, and now 13 survi-
vors and one widow came for the 54th anniversary
of the battle for Okinawa, where they were when
World War II ended.
The reunion began with a reception at the Bacon
home on Avenue B, then a buffet dinner there, with son
Norman coming in from Michigan and daughter Debra
LeGay from Bradenton and her job as nurse at Blake
Memorial Hospital, to help their parents with the party. Vets gather
The final evening saw a more formal dinner at the Vets a r er
Marina Bay restaurant in Holmes Beach. World War I veterans of the Navy's USMR 196 in their reunion at the home of their quartermaster, John
Bacon had a photo of the ship, firing her rockets off Bacon, at his Bradenton Beach home: seated, left to right, Bernie Kaiser, Melvin Botbol, Clyde Butler;
Okinawa, imprinted on coffee cups that he gave to his standing, Charles Thrapp, David Cordes, host Bacon, Charles Straube, Kenneth Moran, Bert Madison, Doug
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To the moon and back
What an auction! Champagne, fine dining, beauti-
ful music and generous people.
And what fantastic results. If you're a fan of Anna
Maria Island Community Center and its annual benefit
auction, perhaps you know Chairman Trudy Moon's
lofty fundraising goal this year was $100,000.
Take a bow, Trudy, and your auction committee,
too. The results are in and the money raised from the
silent auction, live auction, ticket sales, raffles, spon-
sors and donations is a whopping $102,000.
Wow!
Take a bow Center patrons.
Now, for the highlights of the evening ...
Karen Roetker of Holmes Beach won the .82-carat
.diamond valued at $2,000. Guests paid $25 each for an


Auctioneer
Bobby Smith
looks to im-
prove a bid
from among the
400-plus
patrons of the
"1999 Affaire
to Remember."


Anna Maria Island Community Center Executive Director Pierrette Kelly and auction chairman Trudy Moon
recognized major sponsors of the event prior to the live auction. Islander Photos: Bonner Futch


envelope containing either the diamond or a cubic zir-
conium. And they got a glass of champagne to boot, or
at least one for filling up a high heel.
Chrissy and Kevin Snyder of Chrissy's Marina
Deli, Anna Maria, won raffle drawing for a 25-inch
television/VCR combo.
Norman Mansour of Anna Maria won the pick of
the live auction, chose the dinner for 10 package at
Bistro at Island's End, and promptly and generously
donated it back for auction. Dr. and Mrs. Bob Hillstrom
bought the Island's End evening for $1,600.
While the silent auction was just that, the live auc-
tion was a spirited affair with tables of eight pitted


against each other in an effort to outbid friends.
Here are some examples.
The Galati Marine table took the evening's high-
bid honors, paying $2,400 for a tailgate party for 20 at
the home of Chuck and Joey Lester. Carmine Galati bid
against Tom Breitter, last year's tailgate bid winner,
and others, increasing the price from the 1998 party by
more than $800.
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Complaint needed to police

homeless camps: sheriff


The Islander Bystander takes you ...


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
The sheriff will police the homeless
camp in Cortez if asked to do so. With-
out a request from the owner of the
property, though, it takes a crime to get
deputies there.
Dave Bristow, spokesman for the
Manatee County Sheriff's Department,
explained the department's policies and
constraints in the wake of a homeless
man's death at the hands of another oc-
cupant of the camp.
"If an owner complains of people
trespassing, we will move the trespass-
ers out," he said. "Without that, we
don't have the manpower to seek out
trespassers.
"We have no way of knowing at
first glance whether they're actually
trespassing."
The property owner has never been
in touch with the department, he said.
The owner was an Illinois man named
Shewe, and since his death a few years
ago it has been part of the family foun-
dation.
The site is on a 60-acre wooded area
between Cortez Road and the waterfront
on the south side of the road, east of
115th Street and behind the old school.
Lonnie Poole, 54, was shot there in a
quarrel involving a third homeless man,
according to sheriff's deputies.
Since the slaying some Cortezians


STIR, FROM PAGE 14


vised game, drove the price through the
ceiling.
When the Lesters' picnic basket
containing a rare chardonnay, a
zinfandel and pinot noir as well as
Waterford toasting flutes and pate,
caviar and other treats a three-day
Jaguar rental from Crown Eurocars -
went on the block, the bidding was brisk
until we (David and Bonner Futch) hit
$2,000 and all the others fell silent.
"It'll make for a grand wedding an-
niversary for the next three years,"
David said, "and, we can put a lot of
miles on a Jag in three days."
Here's a big-spender list for "An
Affaire to Remember" held in the audi-
torium of St. Bernard Catholic Church
in Holmes Beach.
Carmine Galati spent $3,500-plus
on gifts such as Anna Maria Island El-


have expressed concern that the "hobo
jungle" was allowed to develop and con-
tinue over the years. Bruce Shearer,
owner of Annie's Bait and Tackle, said
he had been expecting "something to
happen back there."
Others, including Capt. James
Zacharias, have defended the camp as
harmless and a home for men who
have nowhere else to live. In a letter to
the editor of The Islander Bystander,
Zacharias said it reminded him of
cracker hunting camps of his youth.
The site "displayed a great deal of
ingenuity and self-sufficiency on the
part of its inhabitants," he wrote. He
knows of no person who has had any-
thing stolen or been harmed in any
way by- the men who live there, he
added.
The sheriff's spokesman agreed in
tone.
"They don't bother anyone, except
maybe themselves," Bristow said.
"There may be isolated incidents, but
they keep those among themselves at the
camp.
"They haven't been a problem. We
have never had a major problem with
the homeless here, although we have
plenty of homeless who come here be-
cause of the climate.
"We've had no calls about that area
for a long time," and then it was about
illegal garbage dumping," Bristow said.


Island
wedding
Teresa Brewer
and Bryan Heath
were married
March 18 at Bean
Point, Anaela
Gonzalez per-
forming the
ceremony. The
bride is daughter
of Bob and
Jacqueline
Brewer of Green-
wood, Ind., the
bridegroom the
son of Carolyn
Whitney of
Holmes Beach.


ementary principal for a day, the Lester
tailgate party and a stretch limousine
ride to the Sandbar Restaurant with a
five-course dinner for eight.
Some of the other-big spenders were
Dan Hardy of Oden-Hardy Construc-
tion, who donated $200, upgraded his
fishing gear by paying $900 for rods and
reels from Island Discount Tackle and
then paid $500 for an all-day tarpon
flyfishing charter with Capt. Ray
DeMarco.
Tom Chipain paid $1,300 for a one
week stay in the Carolina mountains.
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Students break

records at track meet


Anna Maria Elementary School stu-
dents competed at a Manatee County
track meet recently.
Coach Gene Burr was made espe-
cially proud by three students who set
new school records.

Age 9 and under
Pull-ups: Merrily Shary won a
gold medal for first-place and set a
new school record by doing 29 pull-
ups.
Conner Bystrom received a bronze
medal for third place with 12 pull-ups.
Standing broad jump: Kayla
Zeimis set a new school record with a
score of 6 feet, 1 inch, and received
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Running long jump: Brooke
Tanner received sixth place in the
competition with a score of 9 feet, 5
inches.
440-yard rin: Merrily Shary
placed fifth with a time of 3 minutes,
23.83 seconds.


Age 10
Running long jump: Kate Gazzo
won fifth place with a score of 10 feet, 6
inches.
Softball throw: Michael Cramer
received a silver medal for second place.
His score of 153 feet, 6 inches, broke an
old school record.

Ages 11 and 12
440-yard run: Sam Lott received
fifth place with a score of 1 minute, 13.06
seconds.
Pull-ups: Heather Dearlove did 12
pull-ups and received a silver medal for
second place.

Special note
Michael Spicer won a gold medal and
two bronze medals. He won first place in
the pull-ups competition with 22. In the
50-yard dash, he placed third with 6.82.
He also placed third in the running long
jump with 13 feet, 3 inches.


Students earn diplomas
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
April 12, possession of marijuana, 9600 block
of Gulf Drive. According to the report, Steven E.
Cotton, 32, of Holmes Beach, was observed exceed-
ing the speed limit. The deputy stopped Cotton and
asked to search the vehicle. The deputy said he
found marijuana in the ashtray, in the console and
under the seat. The deputy said he observed passen-
ger Joseph K. Dale, 18, of Bradenton Beach, stuff-
ing a cigarette pack, later shown to contain mari-
juana, under the console. Both were placed in cus-
tody.
April 13, DWLR with knowledge, 9000 block of
Gulf Drive. The deputy on patrol checked a vehicle
displaying a Maryland tag and learned the tag was sus-
pended, the subject's insurance was expired and the
subject's Florida driver's license was revoked. The
subject was placed in custody.

Bradenton Beach
April 8, possession of marijuana, possession of
paraphernalia, Coquina Bayside. The officer stopped
the subject for a traffic infraction and said he ob-
served John A. Maldonado, 30, of Bradenton, stuff
something under the seat. He said he asked vehicle
owner Cordell E. Guthrie, 27, of Sarasota, if he
could search the vehicle and found two bags of mari-
juana and three pipes with residue. He placed the
two, as well as the driver, Brian E. Fenton, 25, of
Bradenton, in custody.
April 9, obstruction, resisting without violence,
Coquina Beach. The marine rescue officer reported he
asked the subject to leave a rented pavilion numerous
times but the subject refused. The officer said he ap-
proached the subject and requested that she leave the
pavilion and she became verbally violent.
The officer said when he asked for her name, she
cursed at him. He said after asking three more times for
information, which she refused, she was placed in cus-
tody. He said she attempted to break away from him
twice.
April 11, warrant, 1300 block of Gulf Drive on
the beach. The officer on patrol observed the subject on
the beach after closing and a check showed the subject


had a warrant from Polk County. The subject was
placed in custody.
April 13, Coquina Beach. The victim reported he
left his wallet valued at $20 and containing $120 cash,
two credit cards, an ATM card, two calling cards and
a driver's license on a beach towel and when he re-
turned, they were gone.

Holmes Beach
April 9, code violation, 73rd Street beach. The
officer confiscated bottle rockets and Roman candles
being set off by juveniles.
April 9, suspicious, 5400 block of Marina Drive.
The officer responded to a report of a subject lying in
the median. A passerby said a friend had taken the sub-
ject home.
April 10, trespass, 2800 block of Avenue E. The
complainant reported juveniles were trespassing in her
cabana and the officer issued trespass warnings.
April 11, found property a bicycle, Marina
Drive and 72nd Street.
April 11, suspicious, 4800 block of Gulf Drive.
The complainants reported the subject was coming to
the complex in the early morning hours, waking them
and asking for money. The officer contacted the sub-
ject and advised her to cease or be arrested for trespass-
ing.
April 11, disturbance, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee
County Public Beach. The officer responded to a report
of a disturbance and found a Florida Highway Patrol
trooper on the scene. The trooper said a man was up-
set with the subject, who was trying to "make time"
with his daughter.
April 11, assist Florida Highway Patrol with an
accident on the bridge, Anna Maria Island Bridge.
April 11, assist a beachgoer getting a vehicle
started, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee County Public
Beach.
April 12, burglary to a an automobile, 500 block
of 58th Street. The victim reported two suspects wear-
ing baggy pants entered the vehicle and removed a
black bag containing checkbooks, $40 cash, a passport
and two. remote ignition starters
The victim said while he was waiting for the of-
ficer to arrive, the suspects started the vehicle with
the remote. The bag was later found with the cash
and the starters missing. The victim said the suspects
started the vehicle three more times after the officer


left.
April 12, code violation, King Fish Boat Ramp.
The officer observed a boat advertised for sale and
advised the owner to remove it.
April 12, suspicious, 3248 East Bay Drive,
Walgreens. The complainant reported the subject was
in front of the store begging for money and harassing
customers. The subject was gone upon the officer's
arrival.
April 12, burglary to an automobile, 200 block of
58th Street. The victim reported an unknown person
removed a CD player and a bag valued at $100.
April 13, found property a dart set, 5800 block
of Flotilla.
April 13, assist EMS, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor
Inn. The officer reported the subject had taken medi-
cation, had a couple of drinks and passed out. The sub-
ject refused EMS treatment and the officer transported
him to his residence.
April 14, traffic, 85th Street and Gulf Drive. The
subject was involved in an accident and a check
showed he had no valid driver's license. The officer
issued two citations.
April 14, theft, 100 block of 70th Street on the
beach. The victim reported he was at the beach and
took off his necklace valued at $60, placed it in his shoe
and went swimming. He said he observed a juvenile
suspect throw his clothes around and when he checked,
the necklace was missing. The suspect is described as
15 or 16 years old, six feet tall, average build and hav-
ing blond hair.
April 15, domestic assault, 2700 block of Gulf
Drive. The victim reported the suspect attempted to
break into the residence by breaking a window, threat-
ened her as she called police and fled. The suspect re-
turned to the residence and told the officer the victim
refused to let him in and threw his clothes off the bal-
cony.
He said he broke the window but did not threaten
the victim. The suspect was placed in custody after a
check showed he had an outstanding warrant. A capias
was issued to the state attorney's office to make a de-
termination on the assault charge.
April 15, warrant arrest, 4900 block of Gulf
Drive.
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Island Sports

The week
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By Kevin P. Cassidy


Bali Hai continues
to set the pace
Bali Hai, despite being taken to the wire in two ex-
tremely close Little League games, has all but wrapped
up the 1999 Island major league season title after two
close wins over the closest challenger, Haley's Motel.
The two teams met Tuesday, April 13; in a game
decided by Bali Hai's Taylor Manning this year's
run-away favorite for the league's most-valuable player
award. Manning pitched a complete-game three-hitter,
striking out 16 batters, completely shutting down the
Haley's offensive attack. Manning also led the way at
the plate with a decisive two-run home-run over the
center-field fence.
Chris Nelson was just as impressive on the mound
for Haley's, as he also pitched a complete game, allow-
ing only Manning's Ruthian blast while striking out 11
batters. Nelson, however, was hurt by allowing 11
walks to Bali Hai batters in taking the tough, 4-2 loss.
Leading the way for Haley's at the plate were Jor-
dan Bowers, who knocked in a run with a single, and
Blake Tyre and Nelson, who each touched Manning for
singles and scored a run apiece to account for all of the


Little League standings as of April 17


Majors
Team
Bali Hai
Haley's Motel
WMFD
Kiwanis


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Team
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Air & Energy

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Team
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Loss
1
5
5
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Loss
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4
6
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Haley's offense.
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Adam Bouziane
Brian DeBellevue

Majors homeruns
Taylor Manning
Mark Sankey
Chase Parker

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Chris Nelson
Brett Milks
Joey Mattay
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April 12. Milks also helped himself at the plate, going
3-for-3 with two RBIs, while getting strong offensive
support from Anthony Rosas, who carded a 2-for-2
night with one RBI and one run scored. Chase Parker
knocked in a run with a single and scored two runs and
Brad Milks singled and scored a run for WMFD.
Zach Shields led the way for Kiwanis with two hits
and Brian DeBellevue added one hit on the night.

WMFD 11, Kiwanis 10
WMFD fought back from an early 9-2 deficit to
take an 11-10 win over Kiwanis Thursday, April 15.
Chase Parker paved the way for WMFD's comeback
with a home run over the fence to join Taylor Manning as
the only players to go yard this season. Parker finished the
night 2-for-5 with four RBIs, while Michael Cramer, who
earned the pitching win for WMFD, went 2-for-3 includ-
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run single and Brett Milks went 3-for-4.
Will Langston led Kiwanis with three hits and
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for-2 with two RBIs and Max Gazzo singled to round
out the offense for Kiwanis.

Bali Hai 8, Haley's Motel 7
Bali Hai squeaked past Haley's again on Friday,


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April 16, to improve its record to an impressive 10 wins
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Mark Sankey paced Haley's at the plate with two
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please stop by. Parking in rear and delivery also!

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E-mail document quandary, go around bend


Electronic mail is a wonderful business tool. By
pushing a few buttons, documents can be sent almost
instantly anywhere in the world at a cost of just pen-
nies. On-line conversations can be held, meetings con-
ducted from your office or home office and the
world literally is at your fingertips.
E-mail is also becoming a real pain in the hard
drive for public officials.
Florida and many other states have open record
laws that call for almost all documents generated by
people in the public sector to be readily available for
review by the public. Most agree that e-mail falls
into that public record category, and the problem is
how to save, store or sort what is becoming moun-
tains of data.
Do cities and counties designate one computer to
store all e-mail messages? Should e-mail be printed by
the sender to be filed? Should the recipient of e-mail be
the one to print and keep it? Should both?
The question is under debate at state and federal
levels, with the answer often being that everyone prints
and keeps e-mail thus deleting the joys of electronic,
paperless information exchange.
The e-mail issue is pretty much a non-issue on the
Island so far. I'd be surprised if all three Island cities
combined generate or send more than 50 e-mails a


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week. But one associate in Tallahassee has an average
of 200 e-mail messages a week to contend with, and
that's just one person in one department multiply
that by tens of thousands of governmental employees
and you've got most of the Canadian timber industry
devoted to copying e-mail messages for storage.
Some public officials have readily admitted that
the e-mail storage problem is so sticky they just delete
their messages after they read them, thereby violating
open records laws. But how can we ever know?
Further complicating the problem is the issue of
"open records" how government provides public
access to e-mail records.
Of course, with some of the problems we here at The
Islander Bystander have had of late with getting copies of
hard-paper information from Anna Maria, the issue of


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Major League
All games played at Community Center at 7 p.m.
April 22 Haley's Motel vs. WMFD
April 23 Kiwanis vs. Bali Hai
April 26 WMFD vs. Bali Hai
April 27 Haley's Motel vs. Kiwanis .

AAA Division
All games played at Community Center
April 21 C&M Construction vs. Quality Builders at 5 p.m. I
April 22 Wagner Realty vs. Air & Energy at 5 p.m.
April 24 C&M Construction vs. Island Animal Clinic at 5 p.m.
Quality Builders vs. Wagner Realty at 7 p.m.
April 26 Wagner Realty vs. C&M Construction at 5 p.m.

AA Division
All games played at Community Center
April 23 The Bistros vs. Bridge St. Pier & Cafe at 5 p.m.
April 24 Betsy Hills Real Estate vs. Island Real Estate at 10 a.m.
Bridge St. Pier & Cafe vs. The Bistros at 11:30 a.m.
April 27 Bridge St. Pier & Cafe vs. Betsy Hills Real Estate at 5 p.m.

T-ball
April 24 Sandbar vs. VFW at 9 a.m. at Community Center
Oden Hardy Construction vs. Harry's Continental Kitchens at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria
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public review of e-mail messages is pretty moot.
So far.

Coming to a galaxy near you
Speaking of far, scientists have found what they
believe is the oldest galaxy in the universe, something
that is 13 billion light years from Earth. They say it was
created just after the Big Bang explosion that appar-
ently created the universe.
In one of those things that makes my head hurt to
think about, what is seen looks very young to us. Re-
member that what we see from that galaxy, called
Sharon, is light that's taken 13 billion years to reach us.
What is old looks new, so to speak. Of course, with
light traveling at 186,000 miles per second, my calcu-
lator doesn't have enough memory to work out how
many miles away that is, and I don't imagine I'm go-
ing to visit Sharon any time soon.
Astronomers also determined a star "only" 44 light
years away that appears to have three plants orbiting it,
with one planet lying in what they call the "Goldilocks"
zone where the heat from the sun isn't too hot, isn't too.
cold, but is just right for life as we know it to exist.
There's another place I probably won't get to.

Not really around the bend, but
definitely in the neighborhood
Karen Fraley has started something that every Is-
lander should use: guided tours of our environmental
wonders.
Her Around-the-Bend Nature Tours takes folks on
a walk on the wild side to look at birds, trees, dunes,
Indian mounds and lots of other eco-stuff.
You can do a half-day excursion to. Bean Point,-
Joan Durante Park on Longboat and Quick Point at the
south end of the key. Or you can join Karen on a tour
of Emerson Point north of the Manatee River in Pal-
metto, or take the Coastal Bradenton tour of Desoto
National Monument, Palma Sola Boat Basin and Leffis
Key. Cost of the half-day tours is $42 per person and
includes lunch.
She also offers two-hour tours ofTeTrfis Key,
Desoto Monument, Durante Park and Quick Point, and
Emerson Point for $15.
I thought I knew all there was to know about this
area's ecosystems until I took a similar tour a few years
ago. When the stroll was finished, I spent a lot of time
with my mouth open because of all the things I didn't
know about coastal ecology, barrier island dune sys-
tems, flora, fauna and marine critters.
I can promise the day with Karen will be worth it.
Karen has spent 25 years tromping through this
part of the state and promises to hone her talks to either
novice or expert. Give her a call at 794-8773 and go for
a walk "around the bend."

Sandscript factoid
Call it the broadening of America. Ferry boats on
Puget Sound in Seattle are refitting the seats to house
the larger ... uh, seats ... of passengers. Also enlarg-
ing are seats at stadiums, airlines, church pews and
movie theaters. Seems the national average of an 18-
inch-wide seat doesn't fit the average American seat
any more, and most new seats are now 21 inches
wide.

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Apr24 10:40 1.5 2:41
Apr25 10:55 1.6 3:30
Apr26 11:11 1.7 4:09
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King
of
kings
Ken Ward
of Tampa
caught this
25-pound
kingfish in
the Gulf
while
fishing
with Capt.
Tom
Chaya.


By Capt. Mike Heistand
As whitebait gets thicker and thicker in the bays
and water warms up, snook fishing action is seeing a
significant increase. Cobia are thick and many guides
say kingfishing is starting to peak.
Still a little early for tarpon, but they should be here
soon if water temperatures continue to rise rapidly.
They're already starting to fill Boca Grande Pass (ex-
actly 50 miles due south of Bean Point) so they can't
be far behind here. Give it another month or so.
Folks at the Rod and Reel Pier report redfish and
the occasional snook, but they're small.
Anglers at the Anna Maria City Pier are reeling
in sheepshead, pompano and some mackerel.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair said last
weekend's cold front hurt fishing, but he's still catch-
ing redfish in good numbers in Terra Ceia Bay and
trout in Miguel Bay.
Capt. Rick Gross reiterated Smith's thoughts. The
cold front and winds put a damper on his fishing, but
he still managed some keeper snook and trout.
Capt. Matt Dunham on the Rip Tide said his char-
ters caught kingfish to 20 pounds, gag grouper to 12
and lane and yellowtail snappers to four pounds.
Capt. Tom Chaya said there are cobia on the
beaches and still a few pompano, when you can get out
to catch them.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said kingfish to 30
pounds have been reported. He's also reporting cobia
on the rocks close to shore. Inside, snook, redfish and
trout are best bets.
Capt. Jonathon Davis said he caught several trout
this week to 27 inches and mangrove snapper to 21 inches.
Dave Johnson at the Snead Island Crab House
said plenty of black drum are being caught in the Mana-
tee River with good snook fishing in Terra Ceia Bay.
Annie's Bait and Tackle reports Capt. Zack on the
Dee-Jay II caught cobia to 40 pounds and large Spanish
mackerel. Snook and redfish are cooperating real well and
Zack says he wishes the wind would go away.
Capt. Curt Morrison with Neva Miss said he
caught 32 red and gag grouper on cut threadfin herring
in 45 to 47 feet of water. His charters also landed 12 to
18 kings a day seven to 12 miles offshore trolling with
ballyhoo, gold bombers and silver spoons.
My boat Magic is iA the shop being rigged with a new
Yamaha and I'll be back in action by the weekend.
Good luck and good fishing.
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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) in-
cluding two 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.

ANTIQUES: WHITE PEDESTAL foyer table $100,
white wicker coffee table $75. 779-2393.

SPRING CLEARANCE! Antiques: bow front French
chests, French bed, buffets, rugs, oriental screens,
lamps, tables, chairs, china, cut glass and more.
Framed mirrors, framed pictures, table tops, beveled
mirrors, doors, screens, windows, garden items and
fused glass earrings. Sale Starts April 19, 1999. Anna
Maria Glass and Screen, 5600 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach, Florida 34217. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday
through Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

STRIPED BEIGE/BLUE STANDARD hide-a-bed
$35, queen gray Formica laminate bed, matching
dresser, mirror and two night stands $100, lamp
table $10, 4-ft. by 5-ft. yellow sailboat picture $10.
872 North Shore Drive 778-0596.

BEDROOM SET twin beds, head boards, night
stands, dresser $150. Dresser $35, chest $35, oak
entertainment center $225. 778-6348.


FINE COMPUTER DESK with large filing drawer
$55. Gorgeous large leaded glass hanging lamp.
$125. 778-4451.

ANTIQUE REFRIGERATOR Frigidaire, works
great! 24-in. wide by 52-in. high by 22-in. deep. $95,
778-6234.



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.

TWO FAMILY YARD SALE. Saturday and Sunday,
April 24 and 25. China, glass, books, clothes, paint-
ings, lamps, appliances. 8002 Marina Dr. Ya'll come!

YARD SALE: Sunday April 25, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Rattan patio furniture, antique push mower $35.00,
pottery, plants, linens, clothes, miscellaneous. 233
Gladiolus, Anna Maria.

GARAGE SALE Saturday and Sunday, April 24 and
25. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Collectibles, dishes, bottles,
Elvis, boat parts, furniture, household items. 7501
Portosueno Ave., Bradenton.

YARD SALE Friday and Saturday April 23 and 24.
8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Everything must go. 202 56th
Street, Holmes Beach.

MOVING SALE Friday and Saturday, April 23 and
24. 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Dining table, chairs, couch,
beds, small kitchen appliances, dished, books,
clothing, miscellaneous. 770 N. Shore Dr. (rear).


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


TEACH YOURSELF about you with intuitive
numerics. I am a studious problem solver in the art
of numerology. 748-6198. Call Arte.

TIRED OF SITTING when everyone else is danc-
ing? Improve your social dance skills. Call Robin
778-0465, private instruction.

SUMMER READING CLASSES. Want to improve
your child's reading? Also, programs for children with
learning problems. Free evaluation. Call 795-0303.

RETIREE TRANSPORT. Will transport your car
to Chicago or suburb. References. Call Ernie B.
778-3926.



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.


1994 ISUZU RODEO, V6, auto, all power, cold
air, many extras, runs great. $9,300 or best offer,
778-2581.

1996 MERCURY COUGAR XLR. 41K miles, good
condition. $11,500. 778-5528, leave message.

1986 ALLIANCE CONVERTIBLE. Red, excellent
condition, new top, loaded with power equipment.
$1,595. 778-9702.

1996 SEBRING JXI convertible. 22K, $13,500. Like
new 795-2068


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



A Paradise Rental Management, Inc.
COMPARE:
Hours of Telephone Coverage
Amount of Advertising and Promotions
International Contacts
Occupancy Rate
Total Rental Income Per Property
1-800-237-2252 or 778-4800
5201 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach

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2501 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach, Fl 34217
Sales (941) 778-3377 Rentals (941) 778-6849
I am proud and excited to
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S Realty Company as the Rental
Department Manager.
Please call if I can assist you with
your real estate needs.
Ann Harmon VACATION AND ANNUAL RENTALS




RENTALS
Annual / Seasonal / Monthly / Weekly


GREAT FAMILY HOME ON DEEP WATER CANAL!
Features over 2,800 sq. ft. living area with a 13x37 rec.
room on first level. Offering 4BR/3BA beautifully
renovated by top Island contractor. Custom
designed kitchen with wooden cabinets, ceramic
flooring and many custom features. Second level
familyroom, living room, kitchen, dining and master
bedroom with views of tropical landscaping and
pool. Shaded deck upstairs for picnics off family room
and dining area. Unique plan and extremely
"livable". Call for appointment. Asking $385,000.

"NEAR GULF" LISTINGS!
DUPLEX WITH GULF VIEW! Two turnkey units only 100 ft.
to beautiful beach in Anna Maria. 2BR/2BA and 2BR/
2BA plus den. Excellent rental and asking $419,500.
300 FT. TO BEACH! 157 ft. lot offers 2BR/2BA home
PLUS land for construction. NEW LISTING. Great
rental and asking $400,000.


Y^' Since -1
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MARIE V 1 LIC REAL ESTATE
FRANKLIN REALTY BROKER
"We ARE the Island."
9805 Gulf Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria, Florida 34216
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Call 941-778-0770 Toll Free 800 741-3772
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK






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GULFFRONT SHOWCASE
Directly on Gulf Beach, this newer
3BR has plantation shutters, Ander-
son i 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. OlsonBeter
at 795-3000 Real Estate,Inc.







Vacation Rentals
HOMES CONDOS RESORT
GOLF COURSE COMMUNITIES
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Eves. 778-4931


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Eves. 778-6956


CLOSE TO BEACH
2BR/1.5BA home in central Holmes Beach. Excellent
rental or vacation home. A great buy! $148,500.
PERICO PATIO-POOL HOME
, 2BR/2BA Perico Island patio home. In-ground' pool,
two-car garage;, ceramic tile, mirror, fireplace. $165,000.
CHARMING
Key CONTACT PENDINNG village.
Sunn 500.
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.


Julie Gilstrap
LTG, GRI
Property Manager


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Patti Marifjeren
REALTOR/
Property Manager


SUNCOAST RENTALS
ANNUALS
6812 Palm Drive 2BR/1BA duplex $800
Sandy Pointe 2BR/2BA condo $900
Coquina Beach Club efficiency $700
SEASONAL
Condominiums and Houses Weekly/Monthly
from $700 week/ $1500 month

779-0202 1(800)7326434
ANNA MARIA

MLS SiiCoast
REAL ESTATE, INC.
Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
www.suncoastinc.com


Visit us at our web site: www.islandreal.com
778-6066 1-800-865-0800
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WATERFRONT
HOMES:
Vl 60 North Shore Dr ........ $749,900
520 58th Street..... ...... $619,000
ink Davis 8023 Marina Isle ........... $549,900
Broker 520 Bayview P ............. $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
S 226 South Harbor .............. $189,000


Chnrls llaw
Realtor




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Tom Nelson
Realtor


Marilyn
Trevethan
Realtor






Alan Galletto
Realtor


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

WATERFRONT
AND ISLAND 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
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
705 North Shore (vacant lot) .. $152,500

DUPLEXES/TRIPLEXES
MULTI FAMILY PROPERTIES:


" 202 35th St .................. $729,000
I. I 201 35th St................ $640,000
Bob Fittro 2302 Gulf Dr .............. $569,000
Realtor 101 25th St .................. $549,000

S2219 Gulf Dr ................ $375,000
203 76th St ................. $219,900
312 64th St ................ $219,000
5806 Holmes Blvd......... $199,900

endy F PERICO BAY CLUB
Nendy Foldes
Broker/ 1322 Perico Point ......... $199,900
Salesperson 1010 Pelican Court ....... $189,900
1276 Spoonbill Landings .. $149,000
504 Woodstork Circle .... $133,500
952 Sandpiper Circle....... $98,000


Rebecca
Samler
Realtor


Richard
Freeman
Realtor


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

COMMERCIAL
PROPERTIES
304 Pine Ave ................ $224,000
310 Pine Ave................ $299,900


SEASONAL ANNUAL

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DOCK, 29R/19A EACH UNIT $275,000


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

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

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

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.

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

20-FOOT. "FLARE". Center console, 60-horse
Johnson Motor, new battery, bottom painted Janu-
ary 1999. Must sell 778-5137.

16-FOOT HOBIE with trailer and beach wheels,
loaded. $1,100. Call 792-2829.


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 Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach.


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


SPACIOUS ISLAND DUPLEX 2BR/2BA each
side, extra large garage, barrel tile roof, large yard
and close to beach. Great investment. $219,500.
Possible owner financing. Call Christine
Eagleberger 779-1285 eves.


HOME AND BOAT SLIP. Spacious 3BR/2BA
home with deeded boat slip and dock on same
street. New A/C, carpet and kitchen. $179,900.
Call Lana Craig 778-4693 eves.


ACROSS STREET FROM BEACH! Even a
bonus apartment for guests or family. 4BR/3BA,
two fireplaces, loft over living room and a peek at
the Gulf. Lots of Island charm with this unique
property on two lots. $398,000. Dial the Duncans!
Judy 778-1589 or Darcie 779-2290 eves.


REALTORS


5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK MLS [13


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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

EXPERIENCED COMMERCIAL REAL estate
agent wanted. Call Jim Foster 383-5543,
Wedebrock Realty.


DON & KAREN SCHRODER present ...
ON THE INTRACOASTAL
Magnificent sunrises and twinkling boat
lights at night are yours from this
3BR/2BA bayfront home. The unique
greatroom floor plan is topped by a
soaring ceiling and the upper-level
master suite has a view to die for! An
additional bathroom adjoins the exer-
cise room. Spacious workshop area 4
and a 3-car garage. Davits. Superb
construction quality and energy
efficiency throughout.
$575,000
S 'I GULFSTREAM
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941-778-2200


DEPENDABLE PART/FULL-TIME HELP needed
for residential cleaning. Island and Palma Sola ar-
eas. Please have reliable transportation, experi-
ence, own supplies. Retirees welcome. $8.00/plus
per hour. Jony 798-3139.

MANAGER POSITION AND part-time position in
Homes Beach ice cream store. Mail resume to P.O.
Box 1426, 9908 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach.

CROWDER BROS. ACE HARDWARE seeks per-
manent full-time and part-time sales clerks and
cashiers. Retired trades people are welcome. Ap-
ply at Holmes Beach location.

REBECCA'S BISTRO part-time breakfast and
lunch cook. 778-2959.

HOUSEKEEPING, FLEXIBLE HOURS. Good pay,
paid vacation. 778-6604.

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


PLEASANT ISLAND COMPANION for hire. Walk,
talk, dance, sing, whatever brightens your day. Help
with domestic and pet chores. Robin 778-0465.


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

LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476.

AUTO DETAILING at your home or office, at your
convenience. Complete detailing includes wash,
wax, shampoo, engine and undercarriage clean-
ing, leather & vinyl conditioned, tires and trim
dressed and more. Protect your investment. Call
Damon at 320-5662.




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LAS CASAS CONDO 2BR/2BA free I DEEP
A standing villa on Whitfield Avenue. CANALFRONT HOME!
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Carol S. Heinze
REALTOR/CRS
778-5059


Near cluonouse and pool. orumal din-
ing room, den, split bedroom design
with Murphy bed. Indoor utility plus
two-car garage. IB36915.
LOWEST PRICED CONCRETE
BLOCK DUPLEX on the Island.
Only $139,000. Just one block to
the beach. 2BR/1 BA and 1 BR/1 BA
duplex. Close to shopping and res-
taurants. IB28042.


Karin Stephan
Ich Spreche Deutsch
924-9000
Eves: 388-1267


3BR/3BA totally renovated
with master suite overlooking
wide canal. Room for a pool,
sundeck and a boat dock.
Includes two-car garage.
$339,000. Call Karin Stephan,
Realtor 924-9000. IB36828.


BUY YOUR BOAT A CONDO! 2BR/2BA waterfront condo on a wide canal overlooking the water way. Includes a
private boat dock out the back door. Near heated pool. Children and pets are welcome. Call Carol Heinze, Realtor
751-1155. IB37212
RAINTREE CONDO $64,900. Fully furnished, turnkey condo. 2BR/2BA split bedroom plan. Security building. Heated
pool. $121/monthly maintenance fee. Call Karen Lohse, Realtor 751-1155. IB32020
BRADENTON BEACH DUPLEX 2BR/1BA in each side. Duplex includes a 50x100 lot that is also zoned for a
duplex. Only one block to the beach. $299,000. Duplex can be purchased without lot. Call Carol Heinze, Realtor
751-1155 or Karin Stephan, Realtor 924-9000. IB36091.

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


Specializing in
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Island Resident


Call Dennis J. Hendrickson 778-5304


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BANKRUPTCY $200, Divorce $150-$200. Adop-
tion, corporations, modifications, power of attorney,
name change, etc. Suncoast Paralegal Services
742-4788.

POOL REMODELING, remarciting, cage addi-
tions, poly removal, new deck surfaces, concrete
work. Island 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 ser-
vice. Have samples, small repairs, regrout. Guaran-
teed. 20 years experience. Call Randy, 746-0671.

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

CHAMBERLAIN PROFESSIONAL CLEANING.
Insured, affordable, dependable, honest. Island
resident, free estimate. 750-4772, leave message.

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

HAVING A MAC ATTACK? Call for help with Mac
Sor PC. Training, internet, hardware selection and
installation. Call Ed, 778-2553.

TOPS with MOPS. Professional cleaning to suit
your needs. Daily, monthly, occasionally. Home or
office. Call for a free estimate. 778-2234.

THE GIRLS Professional Mobile Detailing! We will
clean, polish and protect your auto, boat, RV at your
location. Exterior/interior. 778-1924.


GENERAL REPAIR AND remodeling. Ceramic tile,
drywall, carpentry, formica, screening and more.
Specializing Anna Maria Island. 20 years experi-
ence, free estimates. 794-0422.

ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
advertising!



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

CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING & MAINTENANCE
Residential/commercial, full-service maintenance,
landscaping installation, clean-ups, tree trimming,
ponds, native plants, butterfly gardens. Excellent
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 dis-
count. Call 778-2581.

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



PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and in-
stallation. Come in and choose from our huge se-
lection 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, inte-
rior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island
references. Dan or Bill 795-5100.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Residential Sales/Rental Division Licensed Real Estate Broker


ANNA MARIA ISLAND canalfront home. 2BR/2B custom designed
residence, Spanish tile flooring, cedar cathedral ceilings. A/C,
refrigerator and dryer new in 1998. Screened porch, oversized
two-car garage, boat dock. $299,500. Don Lewis 746-3200. R36018


BEACH LIFESTYLE. Anna Maria Island waterfront. A lot of ver-
satility in this 4BR/3B open plan home. Boasting a spectacular
view of the Skyway Bridge and Tampa Bay. Enjoy casual living
at its best. Reduced. $449,900. Bob Burnett 387-0018. R35659
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NORTH POINT WATERWAY. Incredible
seconds to Tampa Bay. Beautifully mainta
French doors to patio, with pool. Reduced
Gillihan 778-2194. R34212
WATERFRONT
SPECTACULAR PANORAMIC Braden
River views from almost every room in this
two-story home with dock. 4BR/3B, great
kitchen overlooking preserve and water.
$209,900. Sandy Drapala 794-3354. R34260
UNPARALLELED BAY VIEWS of Sarasota
skyline. Excellent value for waterfront prop-
erty. All amenities of a resort plus 24-hour
guarded gate. Priced from $229,000. Bob and
Penny hall 74908220. C34359
MANATEE RIVER ESTATE lot on one
acre +/-, 125 feet waterfront, deep water, huge
oak trees. 6BR/4B traditional home with open
large kitchen and living area. Parquet floors,
sun room, barrel tile roof, circular driveway,
Sailboat water. $699,000. Don Lewis 746-
3200. R37104.


location just
lined home with
. $560,000. Hal


OVER ONE ACRE ON WARNERS WEST BAYOU. Extraordinary
construction and beautifully remodeled. Panoramic views from nearly
every room. Over 3,800 sq. ft., hardwood floors, dock. $679,900.


Sandy Drapala 794-3354 or Kathy Marcinko 792-9122. R31079
LOTS/ACREAGE MAINLAND
A TROPICAL PARADISE awaits your SPIC AND SPAN. 2BR/2B end unit. Re-
new home on this riverfront two acre par- modeled eat-in kitchen, remodeled baths,
cel plus private island. Lush foliage and freshly painted. Quiet greenbelt view and
fabulous river views. $175,000. Sara enclosed carport parking. Convenient lo-
LaPlante 748-4389. L28905 cation. Move right in. $55,700. Barry and
Kimberly Charles 795-1273. C36452
IDEAL FAMILY HOME. 4BR/2B, split
plan design with eat-in kitchen. Large
fenced yard with fruit trees. $93,900.
Available properties by the Colette Gerrish 794-1024. R32887
week or by the month from FABULOUS RUTTENBERG HOME in
Anna Maria Island to Venice. private Northwest neighborhood. 3,875 +/
a t n- sq. ft., 4BR/3.5B plus office. Remodeled
Call one of our rental and
Call one of our rental and kitchen, new floors, large spacious
resort specialists, rooms. $399,000. Julie DeSear 794-
(941) 951-6668 or (800) 881-2222 3041. R32381


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ISLAND RESORTS FOR SALE

* Island Resort Hotel outstanding oppor-
tunity. Year-round occupancy 92%, $506k-
plus NOI asking $5,250,000.

* A gracious renovated classic 1930's island-
style resort, $350k gross, asking $1,795,000.

SCasey Key
eleven units
$1,445,000.



Call James E. Foster CCIM
Realtor Commercial Division
Sales 941-383-5543
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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Sandy's Lawn Mowing *Trimming Edging
Lawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
i'Aie OWe Monitor Irrigation Systems
Service INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
778-1345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
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I Quality home repair and maintenance
SSteven Kaluza 778-4173
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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
S'Tile Roof Recouting Faux & Texture Painting
J Waterproofing to Driveway Staining
Power Washing Faux and Texture
Experienced Licensed Insured Call 778-7913

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


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Iof Florida SINCE 1948
PATIO DOORS
PORCH ENCLOSURES
WINDOW REPLACEMENT

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STEVE ALLEN FLOORING
Quality Workmanship 15 Years Experience
Unbeatable Pricing on Carpeting & Vinyl
Ceramic Tile From $3.75 sq. ft. Installed
Mobile Showroom, Free Estimates
Fully Licensed and Insured
Call 383-5381
or 506-3297


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TILE, TILE, TILE. Ceramic tile supply and installa-
tion. Quality workmanship. Floors and walls. Fully
insured. Call 750-5985.


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 water view. 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,
furnished, private. Quiet neighborhood. Completely
remodeled, carpet and Mexican tile. Conveniently
located in Holmes Beach. Back door opens to dock
on canal. Walk to beach! All utilities, cable included.
Season: $875 per month. Call 778-6234.

APRIL CANCELLATION very nice 1BR apart-
ment, 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.

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

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.

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

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

HIDEAWAY COVE panoramic bay view from 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.

CHARMING ISLAND CASTLE, great turret
and bedroom Gulf views. Private beach, 4BR/3BA
on three tropical planted lots. 107 Beach Ave.
794-8202.


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.

OFFICE FOR RENT newly refurbished. 900 sq. ft.,
ample parking. Anna Maria Village, $700 month
778-5796.

ANNUAL RENTAL 1 BR/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.

VACATION RENTAL adorable cottage 2BR/1BA,
washer/dryer, one block to beach, bay, shops. Fur-
nished, 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. 1 BR, furnished or not. Island,
beautiful beach. 55 and over park. 778-8267.

FURNISHED WATERFRONT in historic Cortez
Village. 2BR, great view on huge landscaped lot.
Central air. Ideal for artist/writer. $925 per month
includes water. No pets or smokers. 778-4625


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ROOMMATE WANTED Holmes beach, separate
entry, pool, tennis. Sandra 778-6099.

VACATION APARTMENTS 2BR. $450 per week,
across from beach. Summer, Fall discount rates.
Almost Beach Apartments 778-2374.

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

ANNUAL DUPLEX 3BR/2BA.'Central heat and air,
fenced yard, near beach, shade. Porch, washer/
dryer hookup. Kids, pets. Available now. Steal at
$750 month. 778-7431.

UNFURNISHED 1BR, utilities included, one block
off Gulf Drive. $450 per month, phone 778-4941.

ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/1BA furnished condo-
minium with pool, close to shopping and steps to
the beach. Call Valerie Kruse, Wedebrock Real Es-
tate, 778-6665.

ANNUAL RENTAL large efficiency, partially fur-
nished. Steps to beach and bay. Call Valerie Kruse,
Wedebrock Real Estate, 778-6665.

ANNUAL RENTALS Lots to choose from! Condo-
miniums, duplexes and houses from $600 to $1,200
per month. Call Mike Norman Realty 778-6696.

GULF VIEW STUDIO 106 31st Street, Holmes
Beach. Fully furnished, washer/dryer-access, patio.
$500 per month, annual. 941-293-6131.

VACATION RENTAL, open,:airy, 2BR/2BA plus loft.
Immaculate, two blocks from beach, two porches.
$2,500 per. month plus tax. 813-969-3231.
ANNUAL 2BR/1BA apartment. North Shore Drive.
Updated interior, new kitchen, open deck. $675 per
month. No pets. Call Fran Maxon Real Estate 778-
2307 for further information.
HOLMES BEACH FURNISHED 2BR/2BA elevated
duplex with enclosed double carport. No smoking,
no pots. $750 per month. 779-2114.

HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL 2BR/2BA large sun
porch, utility room, washer/dryer hook-up. $750
per month. 778-7980.

FOR RENT ANNUALLY 2BR/2BA townhouse, un-
furnished. Near shopping and library in Seaside
Gardens, Holmes Beach. $850 per month plus
utilities. Call Betty Cole 779-1213.

HOLMES BEACH beautiful new apartments.
2BR/2BA furnished with pool. Steps to beach.
Three to six months, will consider annual. Call
778-2658.

ANNUAL RENTAL spacious elevated 3BR/2BA
home with open design and lovely screened deck.
double carport and storage. Short walk to beach
and residential neighborhood. $1200 per month
plus utilities. No pets please. Anna Maria Realty,
Inc. 778-2259.


UNFURNISHED ANNUAL Holmes Beach. 2BR/
2BA, screened lanai, studio, garage. Nice quiet
area. $725 monthly. 776-1789.

BEACH DUPLEX available May. Furnished or un-
furnished. 1BR/BA, kitchen, dining room, living
room, den, patio, central air/heat. Prefer annual.
778-4533.

VERY PRIVATE Anna Maria City. 2BR/1BA fur-
nished duplex. Enclosed garage, lanai, patio,
washer/dryer, large yard. Summer, monthly/weekly,
$800 per month, $300 per week includes cable and
utilities. 778-8456.

BEAUTIFUL 2BR/2BA fully furnished Island
condominium available May 1 through October.
Heated pool, Jacuzzi, tennis courts. $1,000 per
month. 778-0510.

2BR/2BA CLEAN, spacious duplex, close to beach
and shopping. May 1 through fall. $750 per month.
778-0510.

ANNUAL RENTAL elevated duplex Holmes
Beach. 2BR/1BA newly remodeled throughout.
Garage, washer/dryer. Professionals, no pets.
$800. 778-9480.

COUPLE WANTS TO RENT a single family home
on Anna Maria or Longboat Key. Direct Gulffront,
2BR/2BA, furnished or unfurnished. Starting No-
vember 1 through May 31, 2000. negotiable on rent
and term. Local: 941-778-2180. After May 31, 1999:
970-453-1121 or E-mail: karen @portbook.com.

ANNUAL RENTALS Several 2 and 3BR home
available now. $600 to $1,500 month. Call Island
Real Estate, 778-6066.


PERICO ISLAND mint condition, one year old. 3BR/
2.5BA, 1,726 sq. ft. Many extras $174,500. Call
800-631-2221.

RUNAWAY BAY 1BR/1BA turnkey condominium,
second floor, nice view, pool, clubhouse, tennis
courts, steps to beach. FSBO, $91,900, 795-4272.

OPEN HOUSE 1 PM-4PM most days, call first. Wa-
terfront home and boat dock on Coconut Bayou.
Large 4BR/4BA, many extras. Four years new. 130
Hammock Road, Anna Maria. Priced below ap-
praisal 1997 at $525,000. owner/broker 778-6155.

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

ANNA MARIA CITY Custom canalfront home.
4,200-sqft., 3BR/2.5BA, 2.5-car garage, pool,
raised lot, dock, boat lift. Bright, open, great room
layout. Tour:. www.annamaria.net/1, $569,000.
Broker participation accepted. Call 941-778-4636
for appointment.


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Internet? "@Ease With PCs" can help. Instruction,
problem resolution, upgrades. Most work done on
your premises. Most major packages.
Sorry, no Macs. Call Keith Allen 792-8718.


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Lawn care, native plants, mulch, trim, hauling and cleanup.



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20 Years Experience Husband/Wife Team
Free Estimates Call 778-2139

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From the smallest repairs to major overhaul ...
I do it all and you SAVE.
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WHY RENT? Trailer plus 10-ft by 20-ft room. Cute,
open, bright, washer/dryer, boat storage. Sand-
piper, 416 4th Street. $18,500, call 800-977-0803 or
778-4523.

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

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.

SEASIDE GARDENS 2BR/2BA villa close to
beach and bay. Nice sunroom and single at-
tached carport. Priced to sell! Call Norma Niles at
Georgia Anthony Real Estate, 752-4147 or 725-
1834.

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,
800-9.77-0803, 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.

TIMESHARE RESORT 66. 1BR, efficiency, poolside,
ground floor, four weeks. Ending July 4 week.
$10,000, will separate. 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.

HALF DUPLEX FOR SALE by owner 3BR/2BA
elevated 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.

GULF VIEW income property. 104 31st Street,
Holmes Beach. Dead-end, quiet location, good
neighborhood. $325,000. 941-293-6131.


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.

ANNA MARIA CANALFRONT home 4BR/3BA.
Many quality extras built in throughout. $232,000.
For more information or appointment, call 778-
5928.

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.

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

PARK MODEL TRAVEL trailer with private dock on
canal. Included 1991 pontoon and Mercury motor,
nice backyard, children and pets okay. Keyway RV
Park (near Seafood Shack) $18,000. 798-9237.

BRADENTON BEACH CONDOMINIUM with
bayfront pool, Gulf and bay views, 1BR/ 1BA re-
cently updated, low maintenance fees, laundry.
$67,000. 778-8412.

CONDOMINIUM GREAT INVESTMENT. Rental
history, totally updated. 2BR/2BA on bay, fishing,
pool, tennis, sauna, exercise, Gulf view. Priced
right, owner motivated, 779-0084, 795-2743.

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

BAYFRONT ESTATE, panoramic view of bay in-
cludes a 3BR/2BA house, a 2BR/2BA house and
two 1 BR apartments with cathedral ceilings, fire-
place, boat docks and private setting. Call:
Deborah Thrasher or John Hines, Wedebrock
Real Estate Co. 1-800-335-5543 or 941-383-5543
or 778-3395 evenings.


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bayfront complex. Spacious, open floor
plan, turnkey furnished. Intracoastal view
with private boat and fishing dock. A rare
opportunity to own a good investment
property. $179,900. Elizabeth Andricks
778-4800. MLS#34463.









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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ANNA MARIA ISLAND HOME Spacious
3BR/3BA open floor plan, hardwood floors,
fireplace, screened balcony, more than 4,000
sq. ft. under one roof. Boat ramp and dock
large enough to accommodate sailboat. No
bridges to Tampa Bay. All this for $375,000.
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3BR/2BA POOL HOME
Well located in pleasant residential area of
Holmes Beach. Large lanai and caged
pool. Dick Maher/Dave Jones 778-4800.
$199,500. MLS 36159.


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FLORIDA HOME WITH CHARM 2BR/2BA home
located on canal with Florida room, fireplace, ca-
thedral ceilings, minutes to intracoastal. Reduced!
$210,000. Call Deborah Thrasher, Wedebrock
Real Estate Co. 383-5543 or 778-3395 evenings.


NORTHWEST BRADENTON 2.59 acres, zoned
residential. $400,000. Call Deborah Thrasher,
Wedebrock Real Estate Co. 383-5543.

BY OWNER 2BR/1BA with 1BR/1BA mother-in-
law apartment. 100 yards to Gulf. 206 69th Street,
Holmes Beach. $245,000. 352-375-2920.

OWN 8 RENTAL UNITS in one building. Two of-
fices, five garage/storage units and one apart-
ment on main street location in Anna Maria.
$299,900. Call Tom Nelson, Realtor at Island
Real Estate. 778-6066 for more details.

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Beach, FL 34217. We're located next to Chez
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RESIDENTIAL
DUPLEX 2BR/1.5BA each side. Family room and porch one side.
Total 2.300+ living area. 309 65th, Holmes Beach. $229,500.
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. $209,000.
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
SPECIAL: WATERWAY 2BR/2BA, annual. $900/month.

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HISTORIC ANNA MARIA HOME
415 Spring, the Clay House, is now back on the market and this
time the owner is very serious about selling. The Clay House is
3BR/2BA, with single carport and sits on one and one-half lots
measuring 78x145. Built in 1910 ( see above photo), 1954 and
1994. Asking last year's (1997) price of $219,000.

Doug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, Fl 34216
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construction. $175,000. Call Dave Moynihan
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RUNAWAY BAY Fully-furnished, bright sunny
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site.property management. Call Ed Oliveira
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tennis court side of first-class Gulffront
complex with pool/spa, tennis and on-site
manager. Offered at $154,500. Call Dave
Moynihan 778-2246/778-7976 eves.


PERIDIA MODEL HOME (1990) Golf mem-
bership included. Large 1,820 sq. ft., 2BR/
2BA plus den, two-car garage. Move-in
condition, many extras. Priced to sell at
$159,900. Call Michael Advocate 778-2246/
778-0608 eves. #36062


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porch, this old cracker house is the real thing!
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by live oaks, vines and flowers with a deep well
to keep it all green. Dog run design, double
hipped roof with a hidden attic and dormer
windows to completely cool the house. Bright
new kitchen, new bath, new windows, new galv-
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from this rare bayfront lot centrally located
Between the Manatee and Cortez Bridges. Lot
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36 These may sonly form 131 Otters' cou


DOWN
1 Hanky--
2 Steer clear of
3 Classes
4 Actor Holt:
1918-73
5 Biblical height
6 Food fish
7 Writer Nin
8 Mock
9 Favus
10 Choler
11- Antilles
12 Abominable
Snowmen
13 Essen's valley
14 Wilhelm's
grandpa
15 Servile,
fawning person
16 Cubes, e.g.


17 Suppress, as a
vowel
22 Wail, Irish
style
24 SW Indian
25 Forearm bone
27 Objects
contemplated
during ompha-
loskepsis
28 Actor
Pendleton
32 Galileo's
birthplace
36 Stake
37 Archeological
site in India
38 Brandish
39 Brazilian palm
41 What there's
"nothing like"


42 Conquered
again
43 Wealthy
Impressionist?
45 Saint--, city
in Ore.
46 Carpentry
needs
47 Parts of chords
48 Alaska's-
Glacier
49 Country singer
who's all
heart?
50 "- for
Adano"
51 Marino bomb
53 Rainy-day
stockpiles
56 Dresses in
Calcutta


e

poet
sse
'ator
y-

short
ible





rder,
e"
red


,bbr.
oot
The
Boy":

-oup

or

usins


58 Blazing
59 Queued up
60 Gula
61 Theist, e.g.
64 the spot
65 Of the ear or
air
66 Drill parts
69 Now
' companion
71 This might be
cold
73 Mork's friend
74 Pseudo
75 Rub oil on
76 Cycle
77 Tae Han
78 Circuit
80 Search
81 Family name
of Pope Pius X


82 Young oyster
83 Music from
New Orleans
84 Capra creation
86 Man of Man-
churia
88 Satchel of
pitching fame
92 Flash
93 Humbert's be-
loved
94 Order having
teeth
95 Loathe


97 Wins support 107 On
from 108 Soprano Te
Kanawa is one
98 Depressions 109 City in Puerto
between waves Rico n er
99 Medium for 110 Emulate Pollock
111 Ike's opponent
100 Catchers at a 112 Quaker in a
rodeo grove
102 Stand-in for 113 Steak or Berry
Mama
105 Song of praise
106 Missile type:
Abbr.


114 Yurts
116 Havoc or Lock-
hart
117 Greek walk-
way
120 "My country,
of thee

122 Grid scores
123 Yalie


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