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An unmanned 20-foot fishing boat landed near a picnic pavilion at Bayfi-ont Park after being airborne 40
yards and crashing into a palm tree. No beachgoers or picknickers were injured as a result of the accident,
which occurred at midday, Saturday, April 24. Islander Photo: Edna Tiemann
Boat flies into Bayfront Park
By Susan K. Kesselring
Bill and Davey Volkhardt of Sarasota were delight-
ing in an early supper at the restaurant on the historic
Anna Maria City Pier when they saw one person, and
possibly another, fall from a speeding boat into Tampa
Bay after the boat hit a wave.
According to witnesses, the boat then headed west.
It went airborne after reaching shore at Bayfront Park.
It landed after striking a palm tree near a pavilion
where a family picnicked.
It was the Volkhardts' 45th anniversary and not
one they will soon forget. Davey said she was looking
out the window of the Anna Maria Oyster Bar when
she saw a speeding boat heading for the pier.
The first thing Davey said she saw was a flash of
something white that could have been a person falling
from the back of the boat. Next she saw a woman
standing in the boat and in an instant she flipped out of
the boat, into the water on her back.
Davey said the woman in the water was a good
distance from the pier, begin to swim toward the pier.
As the woman swam to safety, two men on the pier
jumped in to help her.
"It was surreal. Like it couldn't be happening. We
assumed the boat headed off by itself. After dinner, we
walked down to where the boat hit," she said.
The airborne boat eventually landed at Bayfront
Park where approximately 150 people were spending
the day soaking up the sun, according to Shane Rullo
of Bradenton, who arrived on the scene with his brother
Jonathan just as the accident occurred.
Rullo said there was a narrow parting of the grass
on the 120-plus-foot path where the boat traveled
aground before striking the tree.
He said the sand wasn't chewed up as one might
expect it to be. There was no evidence of the boat trav-
eling across the ground, just the motor, he said.
Davey said two life jackets were floating in the
water after the boat headed away from the city pier and
she and other bystanders wondered why the marine
patrol wasn't doing a search for the person who might
have fallen out of the boat.
According to Terry Noll, outreach officer with the
Florida Marine Patrol, there were no confirmed reports
of another person on board.
Noll said the operator of the boat, Laura Gee, 39,
of Anna Maria, told him her husband was at a nearby
Gee was charged with violation of navigation
rules, resisting arrest without violence and boating
under the influence, according to Noll. There were
no reported injuries.
Noll said he estimates the boat traveled 40 yards
from the beach before striking the tree.
The damage to the 21-foot Maverick fishing boat,
powered by a 225-horsepower engine, was estimated
at $8,000, he said.
While the mayor's away...
By Susan Kesselring
Anna Maria resident Jim Conoly has filed a crimi-
nal complaint against the city for violation of Florida's
public records law.
Conoly went to city hall Monday, April 26, to re-
quest copies of the resumes and applications submitted
for the vacant city clerk position.
He was denied the records.
This is the second charge filed within the month
against the city for the same offense. The Islander By-
stander was refused the applications/resumes on April
7, and subsequently filed a mandamus action and a
The court ordered the documents released on April
15 and the newspaper received the document copies the
A second count of the court complaint asks for in-
junctive relief due to continuing denial of records by
the City of Anna Maria. It has yet to be heard.
Deputy City Clerk Jerice Wing told Conoly she
could not honor his request because the mayor, on va-
cation at the time, did not leave her the documents.
Conoly said Wing told him they were either locked
in the mayor's office or in his personal possession.
Requests for copies of the applications/resumes
were made by two other citizens, one Friday, April 23,
and the other Monday, April 26. They were also denied
access and given the same reason by Wing.
At least one of the residents was willing to wait un-
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at Tampa Bay
By David Futch
A proposed 700-mile natural gas pipeline laid un-
derneath the Gulf of Mexico floor is expected to come
ashore north of Anna Maria Island.
And environmentalists are lauding the effort as one
of the better ideas they've seen from the oil industry in
years because natural gas would be used to produce
Natural gas is considered the cleanest of all fossil
According to Gloria Rains, chair of the environ-
mental group ManaSota 88, the pipeline should be
good for Florida's health.
"We've been strong advocates of using natural gas
for some time, especially at the [Florida Power &
Light] Parrish plant," Rains said. "From what we've
seen, we like the project with the condition there is
no significant environmental damage.
"I think we're a winner on this. You eliminate a lot
of tanker traffic into the port, air quality would be bet-
ter and you eliminate the need for orimulsion."
Orimulsion is a thick crude oil from Venezuela
that, when burned in power plants, creates high levels
of pollution. FP&L has proposed using orimulsion at
its Parrish plant.
Joe Martucci, spokesman for the $1.2 billion
Gulfstream Natural Gas System project, said there is a
three-mile corridor in Tampa Bay under consideration
that will be pared to a 50-foot easement for the pipe.
The pipe will begin in Mobile, Ala., and once
ashore would cross Florida and end near Fort Pierce.
An open house is scheduled May 4 from 5-8 p.m.
at the Manatee County Civic Center. Company offi-
cials with Coastal Corp., a Houston-based energy com-
pany, will answer questions from residents and
policitians, Martucci said.
At least one scenario has the pipeline coming
ashore at Port Manatee, said Martucci of ANR Pipeline
Co., a subsidiary of Coastal Corp.
If there are no roadblocks, the project is scheduled
to begin in June 2001 and will be finished in one year,
"It's huge," Martucci said of the scope of the
project. "Sixty percent of the pipe will be laid in the
Gulf of Mexico and buried three feet deep. It can be up
to three feet around."
Asked if this were a precursor to laying a parallel
oil pipeline some day, Martucci said he couldn't be
sure, but he doubted it.
"Coastal serves power plants in Florida with oil,
but it's barged and I don't think there are any plans for
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Anna Maria Island tides .......................... ... 23
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THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
APRIL 28, 1999
VI PAGE 2 0 APRIL 28, 1999 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Island asked to flush out funds for rest room
Why did the beachgoer cross the road, tying up
traffic on the causeway?
To use the rest room on the other side.
Island officials were asked to comment on a sug-
gestion that they help fund the construction of more rest
rooms on the Palma Sola Causeway for the safety of
beachgoers. Bradenton and Manatee County share
ownership and jurisdiction on the causeway.
Bradenton Beach Mayor Connie Drescher reported
to Island officials last week on the suggestion made by
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore at the fourth in
a series of Palma Sola Causeway Committee meetings.
The preliminary cost to construct three rest
rooms was estimated at $126,000, Drescher said.
The group agreed to ask Manatee County for half the
amount, or $63,000. Whitmore then suggested that
Bradenton and the three Island cities and Longboat
Key split the remainder, or $12,600 each.
Drescher asked the Island officials to share the sug-
gestion with their commissions for comment. She said
any questions on the plan should' be directed to
Bradenton Mayor Bill Evers.
Other safety measures discussed by the committee
include adding landscaping as a barrier to control in-
gress and egress, lower speed limits, encourage boat-
ers to launch from the southwestern half of the cause-
way, and raise the level of the road, which floods dur-
ing high storm tides.
This is just a test
Holmes Beach drainage work, scheduled to be
completed last week, hit a snag Friday when a water
main was broken during construction. The work at
the corner of 58th Street and Marina Drive will
correct a stormwater flooding problem. Work should
be completed by midweek. Islander Photo:
Fees likely for Holmes Beach City Hall use
By Pat Copeland
Screen them, supervise them and charge them
seems to be the consensus for allowing community
groups to use Holmes Beach City Hall.
Commissioners recently directed Mayor Carol
Whitmore to draft new procedures for the use of the
chamber including a fee, an approval process and the
presence of a city employee to unlock and lock the
"As soon as the building was finished, I started
getting calls from groups wanting to use it," Whitmore
In February Whitmore drafted procedures that
would allow for the use of the chamber for any meet-
ing that the general public is invited to attend and that
is duly noticed. They included the following criteria:
The person requesting the meeting will submit the
date and purpose in writing to the city clerk who will
check the date and notify the party if the chamber is
The requesting party is responsible to lock the
building if an event is held after business hours.
There will be no food or drinks served.
"A responsible city employee, commissioner or
police officer on duty needs to secure and lock the
building," City Attorney Patricia Petruff advised.
Commissioner Don Maloney added that the light-
ing system is complex and must be operated by an
employee who is familiar with it.
"I think we should have it available to the public
as long as it doesn't conflict with normal city busi-
More insurance needed for special
events in Bradenton Beach
More insurance information may curtail special
events in Bradenton Beach.
City officials have learned that their insurer, the
Florida League of Cities, requires a $1 million rider
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
til the mayor returned to receive copies of the docu-
ments, saying she was merely curious. A third resident
requesting the documents, Peg Baron, was unavailable
Conoly said he is frustrated with the way the city
is run, which is why he filed a formal complaint.
He said, "It's pathetic that it's come this far. The
city is in serious trouble if things keep going in this di-
Conoly questions why the mayor would allow
Planning and Zoning Board Chair Tom Turner and
Public Works Director Phil Charnock to be involved in
the hiring process.
"It borders on illegal, but is at least ethically incor-
rect." he said.
Conoly said, "I would like to see the mayor resign.
I think he's making gross mistakes in the way he's run-
ning the city. He has violated the law, cost taxpayers
large sums for legal fees and I see no end to it."
for any event that is not the normal course of busi-
ness for a business.
That requirement is above and beyond the usual
business insurance, and means that pig roasts, kegs
of beer in parking lots, or any other special event-
type activity must have the extra policy.
And the change has quashed at least one event in
the city the Drift In's annual customer apprecia-
tion party in the parking lot adjacent to the Bridge
"For years, the city commission has granted per-
mission to businesses when they have made a re-
quest to hold special events for their customers,"
Mayor Connie Drescher said. "Upon request, we
have lifted the open container ordinance when asked
if businesses could serve alcohol outside their estab-
lishments. Frequently, the city has requested busi-
nesses to also hire off-duty police officers to be on
the premises during their event.
"Recently, the city commission was informed by
the city's insurance company that all special events
in Bradenton Beach required an additional insurance
policy to protect the city from being held liable at
these events. Therefore, the city commission must
now require any business requesting a special event
to show proof of insurance and to also purchase a
special policy protecting the city from being sued in
the event of an injury," Drescher said.
ness," Commissioner Sandy Haas-Martens said. "Their
taxes paid for it."
Chairman Roger Lutz said he's concerned about
the extra cost and wear and tear on the furniture if the
building is used frequently.
"We are going to incur an expense for an employee
every time a group uses it," Lutz said. "The other thing
is, I don't know how you can selectively say which
public group gets to use it. Plus, there are people ask-
ing to use it a month or two ahead. How do we know
we're not going to want to use it?"
Commissioner Rich Bohnenberger said city meetings
must take precedence and any community meeting can be
canceled if the city needs to use the chamber.
Maloney said approval to use the chamber should
be given on a case-by-case basis with an administrative
committee to make decisions.
Haas-Martens suggested charging $50 per use, but
Bohnenberger said the charge must be realistic and
based on the city's actual cost.
"Have a board to decide who can use it and when,"
Whitmore said. "I think $40 is too much. It should be
$25. A police officer or dispatcher can make sure the
group locks up after its meeting. If they have a calen-
dar, they'll know who's supposed to be here."
Commissioner Pat Geyer agreed with screening
groups to use the chamber and suggested making them
pay a deposit which would be returned if there are no
Commissioners plan to discuss Whitmore's new
draft at the next work session Tuesday, May 4.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
a parallel oil pipeline."
Most of the users of the natural gas will be power
companies, he said.
Martucci added that Coastal Corp. has 18,000
miles of natural gas pipeline throughout the U.S.
Port Manatee spokesman Steve Tyndal said ANR
Pipeline paid port officials a "courtesy call" six weeks ago.
"They didn't identify Port Manatee as a landfall,
but did say it would be somewhere near Tampa Bay,"
Tyndal said. "Where landfall takes place will be up to
a number of agencies, especially the Port Authority.
We have not been offered a proposal.
"We haven't decided if there is an advantage to the
port. We need to decide where this sits with our environ-
mental priorities and whether it makes economic sense."
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M APRIL 28, 1999 M PAGE 3 
Season now, turtles later
By Jim Hanson
Anna Maria Island's beaches are a few Gulf
degrees from once again serving turtles as a mater-
"They're out there, waiting to come in," said
Suzi Fox, who holds the state permit for turtle con-
servation on the Island. "There have been no
emergences anywhere up and down the coast."
The turtle nesting season begins officially May
1, but mother loggerheads work by a different cal-
endar. They head for their beach incubators when
Gulf of Mexico waters hereabouts reach 80 degrees.
Now the temperatures are in the low 70s.
But "fishermen have seen many turtles basking
on the surface off the Island, especially off Anna
Maria City," said Fox. Last year they were late, too,
while in 1997 they started nesting in early April.
The females mate at sea in April, store the sperm
somehow and use it as needed all season. When the
water warms, each according to her instincts comes
ashore where she was hatched many years ago, digs a
hole 2 1/2 feet deep, lays 80 to 120 eggs the size of a
pingpong ball, covers the nest and goes back to sea.
The eggs incubate in about 55 days and the
hatchlings dig out and go down to the sea to start it
all over again.
Fox said the deeper eggs are cooler and hatch
out as males, while the ones nearer the surface are
warmer and become females.
Beach patrols are starting now for two purposes:
To spot nests, and to spot any lights that may endan-
ger turtles' lives.
Fox explained that turtles, both the mothers when
they finish nests and hatchlings when they leave them,
instinctively head for the lighter horizon of the sea.
Lights inshore often lure them to their death.
Most residences and businesses shield their
lights now, but a few haven't gotten the word. Turtle
Watch people and code enforcement officers are
seeing to it that they do.
Bradenton Beach especially, with the long
stretch of Coquina Beach and a new turtle protection
ordinance, is going after offending lights. Code
Enforcement Officer Gerry Rathvon is enforcing the
new law conscientiously, said Fox.
Holmes Beach seems to be waiting for the nesting
to begin and Anna Maria City is always a problem, she
said. Florida Marina Patrol is gearing up, too, planning
intensive enforcement this season. Interfering with a
baby turtle can bring $25,000 to $50,000 fines and a
year in jail under federal law, $500 and 60 days under
state law. Plus $100 for each egg or hatchling involved.
Fox is asking bayside residents to keep an eye
out for turtle "crawls" and let her know about them.
Turtles nest along Sarasota Bay, too, though there is
little beach there.
Last year, rated about average, saw 13,532
hatchlings make it to the water from 240 nests on Is-.
land beaches. All were loggerheads, Fox noted.
Center looking for a name
The Anna Maria Island Community Center has snappy or serious," she said.
everything it needs for a new communication vehicle The newsletter will provide "information on chil-
but a name, and it needs help. dren and youth programs and much more, ranging from
So the Center is running a contest, with the prize roller hockey to karate," she said.
a year's family membership in the organization. Any- She urged people who want to enter the contest to
one is eligible, said Karen Roetker, a center board get an entry blank at the Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
member who is chairing the newsletter and contest. Anna Maria City, or phone her at 779-2086 after 6
"Be creative, make it jazzy, classy, snazzy, flashy, p.m., or at 739-6200 ext. 219 during weekdays.
man charged in
Five pounds of marijuana has been confiscated and
a Bradenton Beach man arrested by police.
David E. Hackman, 41, 2000 block of Avenue B,
was charged Sunday with possession of marijuana with
intent to sell, possession of less than 20 grams of mari-
juana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Bradenton Beach Police said they had investigated
Hackman for several months leading up to his arrest.
He had returned home with more than two pounds of
marijuana when police stopped him. Another three
pounds of pot was found in his home, police said.
Hackman is a road maintenance worker for
Manatee County. He was released from jail Sunday
night on $2,740 bail.
Police said the drug seizure was one of the largest
ever on the Island. The drugs have a street value of
$3,750 to $6,500.
Anna Maria City
4/29, 1 p.m., Commission work session on
4/29, 6:30 p.m., Planning and Zoning Board.
5/3, 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Commission
interview with building official applicant
5/4, 3:30 p.m., Commission interview with
building official applicant
5/5, 3:30 p.m., Commission interview with
building official applicant
5/6 7 p.m., Commission meeting
4/29, 8:30 a.m., Canal Commission
4/30, 9 a.m., Code Enforcement Board
5/4, 7 p.m., Commission work session
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Anna Maria continues pier lease talks
By Susan K. Kesselring
"D6ji vu" is the operative phrase for the most re-
cent meeting held by Anna Maria city commission-
ers in an endeavor to arrive at a rental rate for the
city's historic pier.
At a March 30 meeting the commission agreed
rent should be based on a percentage of sales, not a
flat rate. An amount was determined and a consen-
sus was reached.
Contrary to the consensus, following the meet-
Holmes Beach City Hall is getting more tropical by
the day. Three coconut palms were planted in front
of city hall last week, all donated by resident Snooks
Adams. The new palms complement the two donated
Royal palms planted recently. Islander Photo:
ing Mayor Chuck Shumard drew up a proposal based
on a flat rate.
Shumird had submitted his proposal at a commission
"roundtable" meeting on April 20. Public input was not
allowed at the meeting and the commission reached the
same conclusion, except this time they voted.
The proposal submitted by Vice Mayor Robert
McElheny at both meetings calls for $5,000 per month
rent, or six percent of gross sales, whichever is greater.
Commissioner Max Znika made a motion to accept
McElheny's proposal and the vote was three to two for
the motion, with Mayor Chuck Shumard and Commis-
sioner George McKay opposing.
McKay, who was not present at the previous
roundtable meeting, is in favor of a flat rate and said
$60,000 a year is too low.
Shumard's defeated proposal is based on a flat
rate beginning at $73,000 and increasing $1,000 per
year until the end of the five-year term for a total of
He said sales figures are hard to verify and he's
more comfortable with a flat rate. He also said he
would like to make the tenant happy, and that the ten-
ant is not happy with a percentage deal.
The proposed lease transfers the responsibility of pier
maintenance from the tenant to the city. The city will be
responsible for the exterior structure, including the pier.
The tenant will be responsible for all interior maintenance,
including the bathrooms, bait shop and restaurant.
The proposal will be presented to lessees Phil and
Ben Seay and their manager, John Home, operator of
the Anna Maria Oyster Bar, for the start of negotia-
The tenant presently pays the city $28,500 per year
in rent and is responsible for all maintenance. The lease
expires in September.
At the start of lease talks in January, the Seays and
Horne proposed to pay a flat rate of $48,000 per year
with the city assuming maintenance. According to the
present lease, the tenant is responsible for all mainte-
nance including the pier decking and pilings.
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Bob Armstrong of Holmes Beach has friends
from Ohio who visit Anna Maria Island each
April. They enjoy eating at the Anna Maria City
Pier, but always complained about the rest rooms
there. After hearing of the renovation of the rest
rooms, he sent this little poem to them to tell them
Dear Mike and Sue:
At City Pier the Yankees complained
About the dirty potty
And said "Naughty, naughty!"
If you don't hurry up and clean
That stinky latrine
It'll be the last of us you have seen.
So, the city fathers went to work,
To make it nice and shiny,
So that it wouldn't offend
Any Yankee's hiney.
Now, out upon the pier
You can eat your fish and drink your beer.
And, when nature calls and you open the door
You will not find dirty paper on the floor.
That place is as shiny as can be,
What a perfect place to go and pee.
What a place to behold.
It sure doesn't look like the pier of old.
Mr. Mike and Mrs. Sue,
We have clean rest rooms waiting for you.
So as April draws near,
Start making plans we're dining on the pier.
Charnock, Home spent $22,500 last year maintaining
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Officials chide cities for poor IEOC participation
By Pat Copeland
With hurricane season quickly blowing in, emer-
gency personnel asked for.better representation and
more participation from Island elected officials.
"The Island Emergency Operations Center is not
being taken care of properly," Lt. John Cosby,
Bradenton Beach police officer and the city's emer-
gency manager, stressed last week. "There's no
longer any commitment to it. Everybody's lost inter-
Holmes Beach City Commissioner Don Maloney
added that at the IEOC meeting earlier in the day, only
Holmes Beach and the fire district were represented.
Cosby explained to officials at the Coalition of
Barrier Island Elected Officials that the IEOC was first
developed so the Island cities could work as a group in
preparing for emergencies. The fire district's station in
Holmes Beach was selected as the home base for the
group because it was on neutral ground.
During an emergency, the Island cites send repre-
sentatives to the IEOC to make decisions and report to
and coordinate with the Manatee County EOC.
"The purpose is two-fold," Cosby noted. "We can
make all our own decisions on the Island and we have
elected officials in charge. If the three didn't agree,
they have time to hash it out and come up with a plan."
Cosby said as the years went by, participation by
"The cities failed to send representatives to the
meetings," Cosby continued. "The city officials that
did come said, 'Let's do this, this and this. Andy [Fire
Chief Andy Price], you do all the work.' The fire de-
partment could not do all the extra work and did not
have the authority to make decisions for the cities about
spending money or implementing policy."
Participation in the IEOC has continued to deterio-
rate, Cosby said. He suggested that each city designate
one or more employees, as opposed to elected officials,
who may be. out of office in two years, to represent
them on the IEOC.
Maloney urged each city to send a representative
to the next IEOC meeting May 12.
Lt. Dale Stephenson, of the Holmes Beach Police
Department, asked Longboat Key to participate in
IEOC meetings due to evacuation and communication
problems during Hurricane Georges: During the storm,
the town had representatives at both Manatee and
Sarasota County EOCs and but not at the IEOC.
"IEOC asked me to contact the police department
and they said they would be too spread out [during an
emergency]," Stephenson said. "They told me to speak
to the elected officials or the town manager."
"I'm shocked because we have been assured by our
staff that everything is working fine," Longboat Com-
missioner Ray Metz said. "We will bring it to the town
Officials also discussed using hanging tags, simi-
lar to handicapped tags, in vehicles for evacuations.
Currently, a resident must display a resident sticker on
his vehicle in order to be permitted to return to the Is-
land after an evacuation.
Cosby said the sheriff's department no longer rec-
ognizes the resident stickers as valid, due to problems
such as vehicles being sold and too many stickers in
circulation. Residents must have a photo identification
and/or identification showing their street address.
Anna Maria Commissioner Max Znika noted that
driver's licenses of Anna Maria residents show their
box number, not their street address, and they must
carry additional identification.
Maloney said one tag would be issued per family
and residents may be asked to pay the cost of the tag.
The IEOC plans to make a decision on the tags prior to
the advent of hurricane season.
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We're completely and totally astonished that Anna
Maria Mayor Chuck Shumard continues to withhold
city clerk applications from the public.
This past week, we learned three citizens requested
the clerk applications and were told the mayor still has
the file under lock and key or in his personal pos-
session. He was on vacation the week of April 19, ex-
pected to return April 27.
At least one of the citizens, John Conoly, filed a com-
plaint with the Manatee County sheriff. It is being re-
viewed, along with the one filed by The Islander By-
stander, at the state attorney's for possible prosecution.
Judge Durand Adams ordered the mayor, Wing
and the city furnish the documents to the newspaper.
It appears Shumard has put his deputy clerk and the
city in serious jeopardy by stubbornly refusing to allow
access to the documents.
Shumard may find himself facing several
misdemeanor charges, depending on how the state
attorney proceeds. There appears to be enough evi-
dence, including two former law suits, to show he
should know better by now.
Public officials who knowingly violate public
records law are subject to suspension, removal or im-
peachment and may be judged guilty of a misdemeanor
of the first degree.
Not only that, commissioners claim Shumard
"black balls" them for standing up to his heavyhanded
actions or merely seeing things a different way.
This may be a good thing, as Sunshine Law viola-
tions, conversations and memos frequently "serial cir-
culated" between the mayor and commissioners, some-
times facilitated by city employees, are stalled by
Shumard's stubborn attitude and lack of cooperation.
Shumard's favor now rests with Public Works Di-
rector Phil Charnock, acting as "quasi-clerk" in con-
trast to the city's charter requirements.
The city clerk's responsibilities, specifically serving
as custodian of all city records, fall to the deputy clerk in
the absence of a clerk. Specifically, Charnock has signed
home office licenses which must be signed by the city
clerk. He was authorized, according to the city's attorney,
to copy and provide the clerk applications to us.
But according to Commissioner Doug Wolfe, the
city's charter allows the mayor to transfer responsibilities
within a department or supervisory area, but he must do
it in writing. "He can not authorize a public works depart-
ment employee to assume city clerk duties," Wolfe said.
Meanwhile, Conoly says Shumard's not doing the
job he was elected to do, costing taxpayers too much
money. He says he'll ask for Shumard's resignation.
We'll keep you posted access permitting.
Shumard's cooperation notwithstanding.
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We would like to thank all who contributed to and
participated in the second annual benefit to raise funds for
the Lou Fiorentino Memorial Scholarship Fund. It is be-
cause of their generosity that the event was a huge success.
We know Lou would be proud of how our commu-
nity came together for this event and of the outpouring of
love and support shown by all.
Last year the first benefit raised $15,000 for the fund.
Using a portion of that money, the scholarship committee
sent 16 Island youths to summer residential camps.
This year's benefit raised $8,000 for the fund. This
summer we plan to award 15 $200 scholarships. We also
plan to donate $400 to the Anna Maria Elementary School
playground fund by purchasing a four-tile design in Lou's
name for the new wall at the school.
Our goal is to build a permanent endowment fund for
the annual scholarships. Thank you for helping us get
closer to our goal. We encourage all of you to participate
in next year's benefit.
Benefit Committee Members
Many contribute to successful
Tour of Homes
Thanks to some wonderful homeowners and a top-
notch committee, we had the best Tour of Homes to date,
raising more than $22,000 for the Anna Maria Island
Homeowners Roger and Pat Cappello, Gerald and
Judy Harles, George and Lois Lott, Bill and Barbara
Mason and Jimmy and Betsy Nichols were exceptionally
generous in allowing us to show their homes. It took a
great deal of time and effort on their part to have their
homes in sparkling condition and from the comments we
heard from the attendees, every home was perfect.
The committee keeps growing and getting better, and
this year all did a fabulous job. Karen LaPensee developed
a new ticket format, including advertisements and the idea
for a wine tasting. Both of these were greatly responsible
for "putting us over the top." Marcia Powers and Betsy
Nichols were diligent in distributing tickets and keeping
track of funds. The boutique committee, lead with great
dedication by Dolores Harrell, gave us a wonderful show.
We had many talented crafts people, including Joan
Pettigrew, Penny Reinholtz, Betsy Smith, Nancy Marcotte
and Erin Kosfeld, who not only gave of their talent and
time, but also furnished all of the materials they used.
Zita Gavin, Anne Hore and Helen Hagan worked
many hours preparing food for the wonderful (sold out in
no time) lunch, plus canned all of the preserves and jel-
lies that were sold. They too furnished their time and all
of the ingredients that were used.
Because of the generosity of all of the above, practi-
cally every cent raised went to the Center.
Special thanks to Kathy McKenzie, who did a terrific
job with the wine tasting; Bonnie McElheny, who was
always there when we needed her; and, to our sponsors,
Anna Maria Oyster Bar,The Islander Bystander and First
National Bank of Manatee.
And, of course, without our great volunteers, led by
Sherry Oehler and Sue O'Connor, it would have been
impossible to conduct the tour. It's a hard job to coordi-
nate, but hats off to you both.
Many thanks to all the volunteers. We hope you will
always be there for us. We look forward to working with
everyone next year.
Herta Bowes and Linda Loken,
1999 Tour of Homes Chairpersons
Solution for traffic problem
This is an open letter to the Bradenton Beach City
Commission and Police Department. The following situ-
ation occurs every year during the "season":
In the afternoons, especially between 4 and 5 p.m.,
there is a line of cars heading north from Longboat Key
to the Cortez bridge. For the most part it seems people wait
in line inching along with patience.
There are those who cannot wait and will cut off at the
South Coquina Beach boat ramp, take the road parallel to
Gulf Drive, and then cut back into line at the north boat
ramp. This is very unfair to those of us who patiently wait
My suggestion is to block the entrance at the south
end during this busy time of day, preventing anyone from
cutting in ahead of everyone else, which gets very frustrat-
ing! People would still be able to get to the Leffis Key park
area by using the north boat ramp entrance.
Please do something!
Sue Meyer, Bradenton Beach
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THOSE WERE THE DAYS
Part 9, The Bean/Hall Story
by June Alder
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Port Tampa Inn was an impressive three-story hotel attached to the long wharf
Henry Plant built far out into Old Tampa Bay. Honeymooners and vacationers
could fish from their bedrooms, Plant advertised.
If only.... If only.... George Bean's
brain reeled with the "if only's" in the
aftermath of the 1887 yellow fever epi-
demic that took his beloved Abbie's life.
If only he hadn't given into her
when she insisted on staying in Tampa
to nurse her neighbors. If only he'd
come back for her when the fever raged
on. If only they'd never come to Florida
in the first place!
He prowled through the rooms of
the big house he had built for her on
Franklin Street. No one could console
After a while 24-year-old Lula,
George's eldest (newly married) daugh-
ter, took her sisters Mary, 10, and Edith,
8, away to Lake Alfred where her hus-
band had opened a dry-goods store.
Frank, 26, and his wife took Will, 13,
and Hal, 9, into their home in Port
George insisted on remaining by
himself, reading works on philosophy
and writing poetry.
While George was going through
his private agony, Tampa was making a
remarkable recovery. It was Henry Plant
who brought it about. As soon as Tampa
was declared safe, he arrived in his spe-
cially built Pullman car to announce that
he intended to build the most luxurious
hotel in the world in Tampa. He had al-
ready run his railroad line down to Old
Tampa Bay and created Port Tampa,
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Abbie Jane Bean 1841-1887
where he'd built a mile-long wharf
with an over-water hotel where guests
could fish from the windows. His new-
est hotel on the west bank of the
Hillsborough River would cost $3 mil-
lion and look like a palace from the
Plant's first move was to get the
city to build a bridge across the river.
The Lafayette Street (now Kennedy
Boulevard) bridge arched over the
water by the end of May. The land
was cleared of underbrush and on
July 26, 1888, Tampa's mayor laid
the hotel's cornerstone as a newly
formed Silver Cornet Band played a
Sousa march. A public holiday was
declared and all stores closed for the
But George Bean, now 49 and his
life in ruins, was not one of the cel-
ebrants. One day he took the train out
of town for points unknown.
"He disappeared, just disappeared,
and nobody knew where he was," said
his granddaughter, Miriam Murphy,
many years later. "It was just more than
he could take, I guess. No one knew
where he was for quite a long time.
Mother said it turned out he went back
to Connecticut on the Chautauqua cir-
cuit, giving speeches and singing he
had a lovely tenor voice."
George was gone for nearly two
years unhappy years for Miriam's
"Mother wanted to get the family
together again," Miriam said. "She felt
especially responsible for the younger
ones, Hal and Edith. Besides, she
didn't want to be a burden to her sister
Lula. When Grandfather finally did
come back, Mother begged him to stay,
promising to keep house for him and
take care of her brothers and sister."
So the house on Franklin Street
was opened up and the family was re-
"Twelve years of age she was, and
she did everything," Mary's daughter
marveled. "Went to school, did the
cooking and cleaning, and a neighbor
taught her how to sew. She learned to
be self-reliant. Grandfather depended
on her a lot. Mother was truly a won-
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if[ PAGE 8 0 APRIL 28, 1999 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Code board revises rules, procedures
By Pat Copeland
Due to quirks in recent cases, the Holmes Beach Code
Enforcement Board is revising its rules and procedures.
The board is adding a new section on rehearing
after a case involving unpermitted construction at 403
39th St. In December 1996 owner Martin Annis was
notified of the violation. In January 1997 the board
found Annis guilty of the violation and gave him 30
days to comply.
However, the case fell through the cracks until
October 1997 due to a change in code enforcement
Annis was brought before the board in March 1998
and fined $500 for the past violation and $50 per day.
Annis thought he was in compliance because the fire in-
spector had OK'd the construction. The board considered
the new facts and found that Annis was not in violation.
According to the new procedures:
The request for rehearing must be filed within 30
days of the board's final order and renders the board's
order non-final until the rehearing.
The board must hear the case within 21 days of
the filing and decide whether to grant the rehearing.
The request will be granted only if there is newly
discovered factual evidence not available to the board
initially or the initial order was based upon a material
mistake of fact.
City Attorney Jim Dye explained that "if the party
feels that all the facts were before the board but the
board decided wrongfully, then it should go on to cir-
cuit court as an appeal. An appeal is not a new hearing.
It's a review of the record created here."
"If the party is found guilty in a rehearing, could
he be charged for the expenses of the rehearing?" asked
Chairman Chuck Stealey.
"The state statute allows the city to recover costs
of a successful prosecution," Dye replied. "It doesn't
go into what a cost is other than the city can't just have
an off-the-shelf charge. The city has to show what its
costs really are."
Dye said the terms costs and fees are not inter-
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The section on enforcement includes several revi-
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Member Don Schroder asked, if he's leasing a
commercial property and is found in violation but re-
fuses to pay a fine levied by the board, can the board
take action against the property owner?
"You couldn't take action against him without hav-
ing a hearing, so he could present his side of the story,"
Dye replied. "Then you have to find him in violation.
This doesn't address who gets cited. This is only for
enforcement of the board's order. 'Who to invite to the
party' is at the other end of the process."
Other revisions include:
Empowering the board to issue subpoenas.
Establishing that any evidence presented by any
party or witness must be retained by the city.
Giving the board authority to impose time limits
on parties and witnesses.
Clarifying that if a party does not receive a copy
of the board's order, it shall not have any effect on that
order. Dye noted that if the board levies a fine, it is not
required to notify a party because the party was noti-
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'Season' good for Island moteliers, restaurants
By Jim Hanson
While mainland Manatee County boasts of 92 per-
cent accommodations occupancy, Anna Maria Island
moteliers are wondering how anyone can get along on
that "small" showing.
Many motels on the Island had 100 percent occu-
pancy, though some admit it fell off occasionally to 99
and even 98 percent, during the 1999 tourist season.
As for other major tourist-oriented businesses, res-
taurants say they had a fine year too, some of them a
And it looks good for the "off-season" on both
The Bradenton Area Convention & Visitors Bu-
reau reported accommodations area-wide averaged a
3.75 percent higher occupancy rate over 1998. March
was highest, with an occupancy rate of 92.1 percent.
Cedar Cove Motel in Bradenton Beach was a full
house all through the season, said Susie Roberts, many
of them repeats from past seasons. Her reservation list
indicates a good off-season.
At the Rod & Reel Motel in Anna Maria, occu-
pancy was 99 percent all season, but that's not unusual,
said manager Janet Test. Her summer looks good too.
Ann Irvine of the Econo Lodge in Bradenton
Beach said her resort was 100 percent full and many
were "walk-ins." Weekends are full now, she said, and
weekdays are picking up.
Coconuts Beach Resort in Holmes Beach was near
100 percent all season and expects to be "very good"
the year around, said Sandy Dahin.
The Tradewinds Resort in Bradenton Beach had "a
fantastic winter," said Mary Maciel, with 98 percent
occupancy right through.
The restaurant business was improved this season
despite increasing competition from new establish-
ments, most say.
The Oyster Bar in Anna Maria had as good a sea-
son as any in memory, said owner John Home, and
summer already is shaping up as "hopeful."
Business has been good enough at Beach Bistro in
Holmes Beach for the past few years that owner Sean
Murphy opened another last fall and made it work.
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feels that late-April business indicates a good summer
At the Beach House in Bradenton Beach, business
was "terrific, better than last year," said Mike Shannon.
"The weather was cooperative, English and German
trade was bigger than ever, and the summer already
looks solid," he noted.
Just around the corner, the Bridge Tender Inn had
a record season, said bar manager Sue Shinks, and a big
summer business is anticipated when school vacations
Up the street at Key West Willy's, owner Jim Galanis
is looking back on a fine although short season, and for-
ward to a good summer starting with "school's out."
At Chez Andre's, the Holmes Beach premier Eu-
ropean restaurant, owner Andre Gotti said he had an
OK season despite the growing number of competing
restaurants on the Island, and summer looks to be solid.
Business boomed at the Anna Maria Island Cham-
ber of Commerce, too. Mary Ann Brockman, executive
director, said 1,853 people came to the office in
Holmes Beach in March compared with 1,256 a year
ago. They sought information on where to eat, spend
the night, rent a boat and so on, and "they certainly
were bringing business to the Island."
"We've had a wonderful season," she said, "and
judging by our phone calls, Anna Maria will have a
good off-season too."
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longtime Island Little League coach and umpire. Funds
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at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
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Middle School, 3801 59th Street W., Bradenton.
Applications must be turned in or mailed to the
Center at the above address and must be received by
Island library sets
The Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive.
Holmes Beach, in announcing its May schedule, notes
that Island artist Woody Candish will be the featured
artist at the branch of the Manatee County Public Li-
His mixed-media works will be on display through
the month. Other events on the May calendar:
Monday, May 3, 10, 17 and 24, veterans service
officer will interview clients between 1 and 4 p.m. by
appointment (call 749-3030).
Wednesday, May 12, Friends Book Club meeting
at 10:30 a.m.
Thursday and Friday, May 13 and 14, 55 Alive
senior driving program, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. both days.
Saturday, May 15, Holmes Beach Civic Associa-
tion meeting, 10:15 a.m.
The library opens at 10 a.m. every day but Sunday,
closing at 8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, 6 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday, 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Island Chapel starting
The Longboat Island Chapel will begin its summer
schedule Sunday, May 2, with a time change to one
service at 10 a.m. with Rev. Cleta Anderson conduct-
ing the service. A guest pastor will bring the sermon.
Sunday school for kindergarten through eighth
grade will change to 10 a.m. and then discontinue af-
ter May 30. Adult Bible Study by Rev. Charles Shook
will be at 9 a.m. through May 23. Details may be ob-
tained at 383-6491. The chapel is at 6200 Gulf of
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in the area to present Gretel Sturm of Bradenton an
award for humanitarian work. In background is Blue
Water employee Anne Burdorf
Anna Maria Island young women who danced in
"The Ugly Duckling" ballet, from top down, Sarah
Loveland as Raven, Katie Lindahl as Swan, Katie
Holmes as Swan, Sha,,n i'i Rigney as Raven, Kiernan
Wilkins as Spider. The presentation was by the
Bradenton Ballet Repertory at Neel Auditorium on
the Manatee Community College campus. Islander
Photo by Edna Tiemann
Gulf Coast Writers
The Gulf Coast Writers organization will meet at
10:15 a.m. Monday, May 3, at the Island Branch Li-
brary, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Participants are to bring original poems, essays or
short stories to read.
Information is available at 761-9036.
Artists Guild to see
Cortez artist Ann Abgott will demonstrate her
watercolor technique at the Artists Guild of Anna
Maria Island social Monday, May 3, at 7 p.m. at the
Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach.
One of her paintings will be raffled during the
evening. Refreshments will start the events at 6:30
p.m. Details may be obtained at 778-6694.
Alfred J. Burkly
Alfred J. Burkly, 71, of Anna Maria, died April 21
Born in Queens, N.Y., Mr. Burkly moved to Anna
Maria from Falmouth, Mass., in 1994. He was a self-
employed mechanical engineer. His company provided
consulting mechanical engineering services in Massa-
chusetts and Florida. He graduated from the U.S. Mari-
time Academy at Kings Point in 1948, where he later
taught steam propulsion. He served in the U.S. Navy
during the Korean War. He was involved with the de-
sign of early supertankers for National Bulk Carriers.
Mr. Burkly attended St. Bernard Catholic Church,
Holmes Beach. He was a member of the Engineer So-
ciety. He served on the Code Enforcement Board of
Anna Maria City and recently completed a refrigeration
project at Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater.
The funeral was April 23 at St. Bernard. Memorial
contributions may be made to American Cancer Soci-
ety, 600 U.S. 301 Blvd. W., Bradenton, FL 34205, or
Cazenovia Children's Home, Cazenovia, N.Y. 13035.
He is survived by his wife, former Anna Maria City
Commissioner Elaine C.; two daughters, Ann Condon
of Milton, Mass., and Kathy, of Nashville, Tenn.; one
son, Michael, of Washington, D.C.; his mother Marga-
ret, of Cazenovia, N.Y.; one sister, Patricia Hurt of San
Francisco; one brother, Thomas, of Cazenovia; and
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The Island Players will wind up their 1998-99 sea-
son with the presentation of "Sylvia" starting Friday,
May 7, and running through May 16.
Co-produced by Shells restaurant, the play by A.R.
Gurney chronicles the complications of a couple faced
with a young woman who acts like a dog.
Protagonists Greg and wife Kate, played by Gabe
Simches Barbara Knode, move to an apartment in
Manhattan when their children are grown. Both have
jobs and they picture an active life sampling all the
varied amenities the city can provide.
But one day Greg brings home Sylvia, played by
Pamela Hopkins, who is obviously madly in love with
him. Their puppy love doesn't appeal to Kate, who
predictably takes an instant dislike to Sylvia.
With good reason. Sylvia's language is deplorable
and her morals highly suspect. And she is not nearly as
friendly with Kate as she is with Greg.
Kate and Greg's relationship is strained. Kate
wants Sylvia out of their lives. Even their marriage
counselor is pessimistic. Kate asks, "What is she, a
mutt?" Greg replies, "I think she's part Lab." Kate
By Don Maloney
Special to The Islander
Reading a story in one of the big city papers re-
cently, a story about how our neighboring city of
Bradenton is looking for ways to calm traffic, didn't
bother me one bit. But reading that we're looking to
Palm Beach, of all places, for any advice at all, left me
more than somewhat upset.
I mean, really, why would any city around here
look to the East Coast of Florida for advice about any-
thing. Well, almost anything. They do have more hur-
ricane experience over there than we do, but that's it.
If Bradenton was really serious about wanting to
learn how to calm traffic, all they had to do was visit
our very calm Island of Anna Maria, where life and
the traffic that goes with it has been in the slow lane
for years. I could have shown them exactly how we've
managed to calm down even the un-calmest traffic.
In no special order of importance, I could have
shown them the best ways to calm traffic simply by fol-
lowing how we've done it. I'd tell them to look how
successful we've been as calmers just by doing simple
things like building our elementary school right on the
island's busiest street. Kids going to schools located on
side streets as they do in Bradenton, don't calm down
anything any calmer than it already is.
But on the subject of schools, I know Bradenton
can't move them now, but they can give their support
to Manatee County School Board's idea of cutting
down school bus service for the kids. That move will
put hundreds of extra kids on the streets, both morning
and afternoon. That would be a calmer.
I don't know where Bradenton could build a couple
of two-lane draw bridges, but they sure ought to look
into it. It works for us now and then. In the beginning
if they get those bridges, they should try opening their
new bridges for boats every 30 minutes. But, they
should know we tried to do that and found that open-
ing bridges every 20 minutes calmed things down -
not only much quicker, but more often. Not the sail
boats mind you, the car traffic.
Another thing that works for us, I'd point out, is our
encouraging cars with out-of-state license plates to drive
all around our Island especially on the main streets. The
only problem with visitors is that while they calm traffic,
they have quite the opposite effect on native island driv-
ers in traffic. If the out-of-staters don't calm traffic enough,
invite Canadian drivers. They offer additional advantages
to help calm traffic their headlights are always on, but
their directional lights don't work.
Also, I could have shown them how to re-do inter-
sections. Like here where 66th Street crosses Marina
Drive. Rather than just have a simple cross street there,
we forked off Marina Drive to the east about ten feet
north of the intersection. Five-part intersections add
excitement and help further calm the traffic, but not the
Key Royale drivers.
Avoid bike lanes, too, Bradenton. They don't calm
traffic nearly as well as lane-less narrow streets do. And
encourage cyclists traveling in pairs to do so side by
side, rather than single file. And if you're really look-
ing for calming, tell cyclists to ride on the left side of
says, "She's a mutt."
The play's director, Geoffrey Todd, claims he has
picked up a stray dog and named it Sylvia. It is now a
part of the family, he says, and when he asked this
Sylvia for a critique, she responded, "It's a good play,
but I don't see why they don't get it, don't realize im-
mediately the importance of a dog in their lives how,
given half a chance, a dog would contribute to the very
essence of the marriage."
Rob Sparks plays.three parts, those of Tom, Phyllis
The set was designed by John Flannery with light-
ing by Glenn Markos. Ruth Stevens is stage manager,
Don Bailey costume designer and Ed Brown sound
Curtain times are 8 p.m. except for two Sunday
matinees at 2 p.m. The theater is quiet on Mondays.
Tickets, at $12 each, may be purchased at the box of-
fice, which will be open from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. daily
and an hour before performances. The theater is at Gulf
Drive and Pine Avenue in Anna Maria City. Details are
available at 778-5755.
the street preferably at night.
Anna Maria City reminds me of speed limits. The
island has found speed limits to be effective calmers,
too. That is accomplished by changing speed limits
often. Down Gulf Drive, from end to end, you can find
limits of 15, 20, 25, 35, and 45. Pick your favorite driv-
ing speed, everyone does.
Take a look, I'd tell them, at how the City of
Bradenton Beach calmed traffic down. When things
started moving too swiftly there, they put in a traffic
circle. There's a real calmer.
Another good thing is getting residents to hire
companies to take care of their lawns, trees and bushes.
Those companies all use pickup trucks to pull big trail-
ers full of ride-on mowers and rakes and things. While
they're cutting lawns, pruning things and whatever,
they park those rigs in a way that really calms traffic.
And they are especially effective traffic calmers if they
all come on different days to any single block.
Good weekend calmers are garage sales and real es-
tate open houses. But only if you can get sellers to put out
a lot of signs, signs with a lot of small print so that all
passing will be required to stop in order to read them.
Palm Beach, indeed.
I bet Palm Beach doesn't have a single calmer as
effective as even the fastest of ours. So please,
Bradenton, come take a look. We have even more
calmers than those listed here. And when you do come
see us, come via Manatee Avenue across Palma Sola
Causeway. We get traffic coming our way in a calm-
ing mood there by insisting Manatee County allow girls
to wear T-back bathing suits along the beaches there.
And they most always have their back to the road. Talk
Once calmed, however, you have to keep awake
about what the county, state and federal folks have on
their traffic minds. Like, we want to make sure that
Longboat Key never has its own bridge to the main-
land. We need the calming effect their residents and
visitors provide us, because they can't leave the Key to
the north without crossing our bridges.
Like I said, come see us, Bradenton. When you
have the time, that is.
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other worthwhile organizations. For more information on how to purchase a tile, contact 778-2995.
An appreciation breakfast will be held for all vol-
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The event will be held in the school's cafeteria
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Get your ducks in a row
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to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 29, at Anna Maria Elemen-
In order to register children for fall 1999, parents
must provide the child's birth certificate, immunization
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
April 17, theft, 700 block of Holly. The witness
said she observed four juveniles run from the yard and
found a wooden figure valued at $25 was missing.
April 21, DWLS with knowledge, 7300 block of
Gulf Drive. The deputy ran a check on the subject and
found his driver's license was suspended. The subject
was placed in custody and issued a summons.
April 21, false imprisonment, battery, 9800 block
of Gulf Drive. The victim reported the suspect choked
her and held her against her will. The suspect was
placed in custody.
April 22, DWLS with knowledge, attached tag
not assigned, 5300 block of Gulf Drive. The deputy
observed the subject driving a vehicle with a suspicious
tag and stopped him. The driver had no driver's license
or registration and admitted his license was suspended,
according to the report. A check showed the tag was
not assigned to the vehicle. The subject was placed in
custody and issued two citations.
April 16, criminal mischief, 2601 Gulf Drive,
Sandpiper Mobile Home Park. The victim reported an
unknown person cut a hole in the roof of his vehicle.
April 17, criminal mischief, Coquina Beach. The
complainant reported an unknown person broke a pa-
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The officer placed him in custody under the Baker Act
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April 18, criminal mischief, 1301 Gulf Drive N.,
Silver Surf resort. The victim reported an unknown
person scratched his vehicle. Damages were $300.
April 18, No valid driver's license, no registra-
tion, attached tag not assigned, Coquina Beach. The
officer on patrol observed the subject park his vehicle
in a no parking area. A check showed the subject had
no license or registration and the tag did not belong to
the vehicle. He was placed in custody.
April 19, assist sheriff's deputy, 12300 block of
Cortez Road West. The complainant approached the
officer and said she heard gunfire near the Cortez Post
Office. The officer then heard a call over his radio con-
cerning shots fired in the same area.
He responded to back up sheriff's deputies. They
found the suspect firing a rifle toward an area adjacent
to a residential area where children were playing. The
suspect was placed in custody and the deputies recov-
ered approximately 50 spent shell casings.
April 20, lost property a wallet, Coquina
April 20, giving alcohol to a person under 21,
possession of alcohol by a person under 21, 2800 block
of Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. The officer said he
stopped the subjects for speeding and found them in
possession of alcohol. A check showed one passenger
was under 21. The officer searched the vehicle and said
he found two cans of beer, orange juice, a bottle of rum
and cups. The driver said he purchased the alcohol and
allowed the passenger to consume it. The officer issued
notices to appear and confiscated the alcohol.
April 21, lost property a wedding band and
engagement ring, valued at $2,000, at Coquina Beach.
April 22, possession of marijuana less than 20
grams, possession of paraphernalia, 900 block of Gulf
Drive North. After receiving a tip, the officer stopped
the subjects and searched the vehicle. He said he found
a cigarette pack containing marijuana in the shoe of
Mark F. Venable, 30, of Holmes Beach, and burnt
marijuana cigarette and rolling papers in the purse of
Katherine D. Burgess, 32, of Bradenton Beach. A fe-
male deputy responded to search Burgess. The deputy
said she found a bag of marijuana in Burgess' sock.
Both were placed in custody.
April 16, burglary to an automobile, 300 block of
58th Street. The victims reported an unknown person
broke into their vehicles and removed a CD player, a
tape player and 10 to 15 CDs valued at $900.
April 16, suspicious $9.50 gas drive off, 3015
Gulf Drive, Citgo.
April 17, suspicious, 4700 block of Fourth Street.
The complainant reported a vehicle with its lights on
was parked by the roadside-for an hour. The officer
checked and found the vehicle belongs to a subject
from Longboat Key who frequently drives at night in
Holmes Beach. He awoke the subject and advised her
to move the vehicle.
April 17, found property a box containing cans
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April 17, found property a bicycle, 8400 block
of Marina Drive.
April 17, suspicious, Watson's Bayou. The com-
plainant said friends asked him to watch their crab
traps, which were frequently being stolen. He said on
April 11 he observed two subjects taking the traps and
yelled at them, but they ignored him. He said he took
photos which he will turn over to police.
April 17, traffic, 4800 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria
Elementary School. The complainant reported three
juveniles subjects were in a vehicle "doing donuts" on
the ball field and tearing up the grass. The officer lo-
cated the subjects and cited the driver for reckless op-
eration. Damages were $100.
April 17, theft of a bicycle, 5600 block of Guava.
April 18, lost property a wedding band and
engagement ring, 248 S. Harbor Drive, St. Bernard
April 18, assist fire department, 200 block of S.
Harbor Drive. The officer assisted with crowd control
while firefighters burned off gas from a leaking pro-
April 19, theft, 2800 block of Avenue E. The
complainant reported he had a party and the next day
he discovered a gun valued at $200 was missing.
April 20, 5333 Gulf Drive, BP station. The com-
plainant reported an unknown person scattered nails in
the parking lot.
April 20, suspicious, 4000 Manatee Avenue,
Manatee County Public Beach. The officer observed a
European tourist sunbathing topless and advised her to
April 20, code violation, 500 block of 77th Street.
The complainant reported subjects selling meat out of
a freezer in a truck and the officer advised them to
April 21, bad check in the amount of $149.77,
3234 East Bay Drive, Whistle Stop.
April 21, trespass warning, 3230 East Bay Drive,
Barb's Video. The complainant said she asked the sub-
ject numerous times to leave the store and he would
not. She issued a trespass warning.
April 21, drunk, 3200 block of East Bay Drive.
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The officer observed the intoxicated subject lying on
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to stay and the officer placed him in custody under the
SApril 22, burglary to an automobile, 500 block of
58th Street. The victim said an unknown person broke
into her vehicle and removed a bag containing $5 in
change and a dart set but she had not reported the theft.
She said she read in last week's police reports about a
dart set being found. She went to the police department
and identified and claimed her dart set.
April 21, suspicious, 5300 block of Gulf Drive on
the beach. The complainant reported a subject wearing
a winter coat was on the beach harassing beachgoers.
The officer questioned the subject and learned he was
a veteran on disability and had just gotten out of the
hospital. The officer advised the subject not to ap-
proach people on the beach that he didn't know. The
subject said he would take the bus home.
April 22, suspicious, 3200 East Bay Drive,
Shell's restaurant. The complainant reported the sub-
ject was intoxicated and threatened her. The officer
advised her of trespass and restraining order proce-
April 22, code violation, 8200 block of Marina
Drive. The complainant reported the subject was pull-
ing a boat out of the water in an area posted as no
launching and had damaged the ground. The subject
said he would pay the property owner for the damages.
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By Kevin P. Cassidy
Going, going, gone
I'm not talking about the frequency of baseballs
leaving the yard at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, although I'll get to that story later.
I'm referring to the fact that this is my last week
writing the Island sports column, "The week that was."
I have thoroughly enjoyed attending games and
writing about Island sports, both youth and adult. An-
other result of writing this column is that I have forged
many new friendships, received many nice comments
and had nothing but positive experiences that I won't
I want to thank Bonner Futch and The Islander By-
stander for giving me the chance to find what I think
is my niche in life.
I also want to thank all the parents, kids and adults
who were regular readers of the column. Thanks for all
of your support.
Last I want to thank all of the Island kids who gave
it their all on the athletic playing field. I truly enjoy
watching you play the games.
Reporter David Futch will be taking over where I
leave off and I'm confident he'll do a great job provid-
ing the sports coverage Island kids deserve. He, too, is
dedicated to youth sports programs, evidenced by three
years coaching AA league teams in Anna Maria.Island
Little League. You can reach him to report sports news
at the newspaper office, 778-7978.
Manning go yard
Baseballs were leaving the yard at Benji Scanio
Memorial Stadium last week at a feverish pace.
Thankfully, they were not dropping on Delores
Knutson's house, as they were all deposited over the
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short fence in left-center field or authorities might
have been called in.
I wasn't there for Dominick Termini or Taylor
Manning's blasts, as they occurred in a game against
Kiwanis on April 19. I did, however, witness Jan
Fredrickson's shot during the April 20 game between
Haley's and West Manatee Fire District, undoubtedly
one of the best games I've seen all year.
A scoreless first inning was followed by both
Haley's and WMFD scoring six runs in the second in-
Haley's Chris Nelson got things going when he
reached on an error. Six walks, an RBI single by Blake
Tyre and a two-run single by Nelson gave Haley's a
short-lived 6-0 lead.
WMFD came back to tie the score with some
timely hitting as Jan Fredrickson ripped a shot over the
fence in left-center field to score two runs. RBI singles
by Trey Andricks, Michael Spicer and an RBI double
from Greg Lowman tied the score at six.
WMFD might have scored more runs if it hadn't
been for a fluke play on Lowman's shot into the gap in
left-center field. Haley's center fielder Mark Sankey
just missed making a great diving catch. With Lowman
circling the bases, Sankey hustled back and threw the
ball in to third base. The ball hit Lowman and caromed
perfectly to Kyle Schweitzer covering third, where he
applied the tag for the second out. Chase Parker made
the third out when he popped to Tyre at shortstop.
Haley's came back in the next inning to take a one-
run lead when Jordan Pritchard, hit by a pitch, took first
base. With Stephen Faasse at bat, Pritchard moved up
to second and third base on passed balls and scored
easily when Faasse came through with a single to right
field, making it 7-6.
WMFD looked like they were going to get some-
thing going when Anthony Rosas led off with a single
followed by the heart of the WMFD line up. But Brett
Milks popped to Skyler Purcell at second base and she
alertly forced Rosas at first for a double play.
Haley's tried to extend its lead in the top of the
fourth, but was denied when Spicer robbed Schweitzer
of a sure hit in center field with a tremendous diving
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dunking tank, games
Little Leaguers who want revenge (and some
laughs) at coach's expense can try and dunk them
in water by dropping them with a pitch when Anna
Maria Little League holds Funday May 15.
"Funday this year will be a fair with games of
chance such as pitching accuracy or hitting against
a pitching machine that fires balls like a major
leaguer," said Little League secretary Lori Guerin.
"There's also going to be an old-timers softball
game pitting ex-Little Leaguers against their
Little League organizers came up with
Funday to coincide with picture day, when team
and individual photos are taken.
Funday/Picture Day will include hot dogs,
hamburgers, sodas and beer, which will be served
after all bats have been put away.
There also will be a raffle for a child to attend
a science camp for a week on Anna Maria Island.
T-ballers will be the first up for photos, start-
ing at 10 a.m. There will be a 20-minute interval
for each team.
AA players will get team photos made from
11:20 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. with AAA teams from 1
p.m. to 2:20 p.m. and majors beginning at 3 p.m.
the fourth on some smart base running by Michael
Cramer, who reached base on a walk. After advancing
to second on a passed ball, Cramer pulled off a delayed
steal of third with Spicer at bat. Spicer then came
through with an infield single to score Cramer and
make it 7-7. Spicer got nailed in a rundown between
first and second to end the inning with Lowman at bat.
Haley's came right back in the top of the fifth, get-
ting two base runners on a single by Jordan Bowers,
who advanced to third on passed balls and a walk to
Purcell. Matt Bobo then plated two runs when his
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grounder in the hole at third got thrown away, making
the score 9-7 with Bobo moving to second.
Kevin Kirn then.laid down a perfect sacrifice bunt
to advance Bobo to third and he would have had a
hit had Lowman not played the bunt perfectly for the
first out. Robert McGrath scored Bobo with an RBI
single up the middle, making the score 10-7 in favor of
McGrath moved to second on passed ball with
Sankey at bat and later scored on an RBI single by
Schweitzer to extend Haley's lead to 11-7.
WMFD fought back in its half of the inning when
Lowman led off with a single and moved to third on
Parker's single to right field. Rosas then plated
Lowman with a single making the score 11-8.and run-
ners on first and second.
Brett Milks then hit a hard grounder to shortstop,
who got the first out at second, but threw over the head
of Bowers at first allowing Parker to score and send-
ing Milks to third.
Haley's didn't do much in the top of the sixth ex-
cept for Purcell's double down the first baseline, giv-
ing WMFD hope to come back and tie the game in the
Eric Whitley added to that hope when he led off
with a triple into the gap in right center and scored on
a single by Spicer. Spicer kept running on his single
and raced all the way around third before getting caught
in a run down for home and the first out.
Haley's ace pitcher Nelson then put the game away
by inducing Parker to pop out and Brett Milks to
ground out to Purcell at second base to win the game
Bali Hai 10, Kiwanis 0
Kyle Dale pitched a complete-game shut out and
had an inside-the-park home run to lead Bali Hai over
Kiwanis on April 19. Dominick Termini and Taylor
Manning supported Dale with home runs with
Manning's being his league-leading fourth of the year.
Bali Hai 8, Kiwanis 4
Logan Bystrom pitched a five-hitter and struck out
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Taylor Manning led the way at bat with two doubles
and an RBI triple, while Dominick Termini and Kyle
Dale both went 2-for-2. Joey Mattay and Logan
Bystrom went 2-for-3 with RBIs, while Tim and Adam
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Matt McDonough and Matt Tornai had two hits
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It's in the hole
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All games played at Community Center at 7 p.m.
April 29 Bali Hai vs. WMFD
April 30 Kiwanis vs. Haley's Motel
May 3 Bali Hai vs. Haley's Motel
May 4 WMFD vs. Kiwanis
All games played at Community Center
April 28 Air & Energy vs. Quality Builders at 5 p.m.
April 29 Island Animal Clinic vs. Wagner Realty at 5 p.m. '
May 1 Quality Builders vs. C&M Construction at 5 p.m.
Island Animal Clinic vs. Air &.Energy at 7 p.m.
May 3 Wagner Realty vs. Quality Builders at 5 p.m.
All games played at Community Center
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May 1 Betsy Hills Real Estate vs. Bridge Street Pier & Cafe at 10 a.m.
Island Real Estate vs. The Bistros at 11:30 a.m.
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shooting 88. Van Ostenbridge took a greenie and two
skins and Woltze won three skins.
The other two greenies were won by Keith Bernard
and Butch Van Ostenbridge. Wayne Wood made a re-
appearance and shot 89 with one skin and Kent Bell
fired a 93 and walked away with two skins.
Woltze Invitational members are putting out an all-
points bulletin for Jon Huffman who has been a no
show for several weeks. Call in and let us know that
Well, that's the week that was for me. I'll still see
you at the games but if you have sports news to report
or need information, call The Islander Bystander at
778-7978, or e-mail them at email@example.com.
Awards were presented at the Shell Point Con-
dominium clubhouse on April 15 following the
12th annual Shell Point Golf Tournament at Key
Royale Golf Club. Awards for the weekly shuffle-
board competition were presented as well.
Shuffleboard awards went to Gerri Fuller,
low gross woman's winner with a score of 49,
with the men's low gross score of 38 a tie be-
tween Charles Knopp and Ben Spillane. Clayton
Russell won first place in shuffleboard with a
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place with 50.90, and third place went to Ann
Denham with 48.17.
Golf awards went to Dotty Dickinson and
Floyd Case for longest drive. The closest-to-the-
pin award went to Wally Meesenburg. Bob
Dickinson had the most one-putts with six on nine
holes. Peoria low net of 31 was awarded to Sue
Ann Spillane. An award for golfers with the most
exercise went to Fred and Elaine Gewirtz.
Anna Maria Little League standings as of April 24
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Jim Hammond of Longboat Key battles a big tarpon
in Boca Grande Pass to the applause of guests
Kathleen O'Bryan of Bradenton Beach; her son,
Joshua DiBenedetto of Marlton, N.J.; and Walter
Pursley of Cortez. A shark had other ideas, and
proceeded to eat its way nearly onto the boat. They
got about one-third of the tarpon, 50 pounds, aboard
the boat, pictured below, and photographed the
evidence with (left to right) Pursley, Hammond and
DiBenedetto, before tossing what was left to the
shark and his pals. Islander Photos:
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Island property transactions
7902 Palm Dr., Holmes Beach, a 3,708 sfla 8bed/
8bath elevated fourplex/with pool and built in 1982 on
it's own city block, was sold 1/20/99, Callahan & Kohn
to Courtney, for $290,000.
100 73rd St., Holmes Beach, 201 Coconuts, a
Ibed/lbath 660 sfla condo built in 1972, was sold 1/25/
99, Mitchell et al to Wardle, for $92,000.
204 65th St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level 1,100
sfla 2bed/2bath home built in 1963 on a 64x105 lot,
was sold 1/26/99, Miranda to Leslie, for $142,000.
259 Gladiolus, Anna Maria, a canalfront, ground-
level 1,415 sfla 2bed/2bath/1car home built in 1974 on
a pie-shaped lot, was sold 1/26/99, Travetto to Byrne,
305 Highlands, a ground-level 560 sfla home built
in 1954 on a 50x100 lot, was sold 1/27/99,
.Schrenckengost to Mohr & Hayes, for $100,000.
311 62nd St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level 768
sfla 2bed/l&1/2bath/lcp home built in 1961 on a
79x100 lot, was sold 1/29/99, Ferguson to Russell, for
$117,900; list $129,900.
3302 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, a Gulffront
100x195 lot (four lots) was sold 1/29/99, Automotive
Realty to Sunset Cove, for $425,000.
3404 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 5 Gulf Beach Place,
a 1,197 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1987, was sold
1/29/99, Wagner to Morley, for $130,000; list
3601 E. Bay Dr., Holmes Beach,.204 Sandy
Pointe, a 1,230 sfla 2bed/2bath/2cp condo built in
1986, was sold 1/27/99, Lawes to Dearnaly, for
$103,00; list $104,000.
515 71st St., Holmes Beach, a canalfront, ground-
level 1,841 sfla 3bed/2bath/2car home built in 1962 on
a 95x106 lot, was sold 1/26/99, Nelson to McCoy, for
$239,000; list $259,000.
1800 Gulf Dr., Bradenton beach, 209 La Costa, a
Gulffront 952 sfla/1088 sfur condo built in 1979, was
sold 2/3/99, Scheck to Taylor, for $180,000.
1800 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 116 La Costa, a
Gulffront 960 sfla/1096 sfur 2bed/2bath condo built in
1979, was sold 2/3/99, Willis to Kare Liss LLC, for
219 Periwinkle, Anna Maria, a ground-level 1112
sfla/1834 sfur home built in 1958 on a 90x125 lot, was
sold 2/3/99, Finley to Clarke, for $179,900.
2402 Avenue B, Bradenton Beach, a ground-level
978 sfla/1,440 sfur 2bed/lbath/lcp home built in 1958
on a 50x100 lot, was sold 2/4/99, Ardis to Whipple, for
$120,785; list $129,500.
421 62nd St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level at-
tached 688 sfla/688 sfur Ibed/lbath home built in 1966
on its on lot, was sold 2/1/99, Baker to Saylor, for
501 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, 111 Bridgeport,
a 1,128 sfla/1,198 sfur 2bed/2bath condo built in 1982,
was sold 2/2/99, Becker to Romberger, for $121,000;
624 Hampshire, Holmes Beach, a canalfront 2,111
sfla/2,941 sfur 3bed/2bath/2car home built in 1970 on
a 100x105 lot, was sold 2/4/99, Schmidt to Holden, for
$280,000; list $289,000.
6250 Holmes Blvd., 67 N. Beach Village, a 1,536
sfla/2,504 sfur 3bed/2bath/2car attached townhouse
condo, was sold 2/4/99, Convery & Associates to
Shachar, for $191,500.
103 29th St., Holmes Beach, a Gulffront multi-
family complex of 4,135 sfla/5,068 sfur and built in
1940 on four lots measuring 120x150, was sold 2/9/99,
Advantage Enterprises Corp., Beach Inn Inc., to Hazen
et al, for $754,500.
413 Poinsettia, Anna Maria, a canalfront ground-
level 1,458 sfla/2,079 sfur 2bed/2bath/2car home built
in 1993 on a 75x115 lot, was sold 2/12/99, Walstad to
Gould, for $210,000; list $220,000.
600 Manatee Ave. W., Holmes Beach, 240
Westbay Cove, a 1,179 sfla/1479 sfur 2bed/2bath
condo built in 1977, was sold 2/9/99, McCane to
Trainor, for $145,000.
616 Emerald, Holmes Beach, a ground-level
canalfront 1150 sfla 2bed/2bath/2car/pool home built
in 1969 on a 100x115 lot, was sold 2/8/99, Geist to
Mischke, for $189,000; list $225,000.
Wagner Realty's top listing agents for March
included David Moynihan, Anna Maria Island
office; Anne Miller, Cortez; and Mary
Wickersham, Longboat Key. Tops in sales were
Ed Oliveira, Anna Maria; Miller, Cortez; and
Dorothy Cook, Longboat Key.
Rick Walker has been named loan officer for
Preferred Florida Mortgages, mortgage broker
for Arvida Realty Services, responsible for origi-
nating mortgages in Arvida's Anna Maria Island,
Bradenton and St. Armands offices.
Elsewhere in Arvida, Karen Lohse was top
lister and Carol Heinze top seller at the Anna
Maria office for March.
At Wedebrock Real Estate Co., top listing
agents for March were Rebecca Smith and Elfi
Starrett of the Holmes Beach office, Jennifer
Mayforth and Paul Glock of Cortez Road, Bill
Greene of Avenue of the Flowers, and Mike
Migone and Tina Rudek of Longboat Key. Top
sellers for Wedebrock were Smith and Starrett
of Holmes Beach. Robert St. Jean of Cortez,
Greene of Avenue of the Flowers, and Lynda
Melnick of Longboat Key. Jim Foster was top
lister and top seller in the commercial division.
Coldwell Banker's top listing agents foir
March were Bobye Chasey of Anna Maria Is-
land, Penny Pier of Cortez, Cheryl Loeffler of
Longboat Key, and Barbara Mollanazar of the
Manatee Avenue office. Top sellers were Rose
Schnoerr of Anna Maria, Pier of Cortez, and
Bruce Myer of Longboat. Tops for closed
transactions were Schnoerr of Anna Maria,
Pier of Cortez, and Larry Shapiro of Longboat
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Traveling through the Intracoastal; manatee gifts
"No matter where you go, there you are" is one
of my favorite phrases. A boat trip down to Ft.
Myers yet again proved that everything may be dif-
ferent, but the same.
We went south through the Intracoastal Water-
way, returning up the Gulf just a few hundred yards
from shore. The trip was a terrific chance to see how
coastal development is, believe it or not, actually
working in concert with the environment to create
somewhat of an ecological balance.
Sure, there is some heavy coastal development
through Venice, and the Cape Coral area is a night-
mare of tract houses jammed together along hun-
dreds of miles of man-made canals.
But there are also an awful lot of pristine shore-
lines dotted with mangroves, sea grape trees and but-
tonwoods. In fact, I had thought the red mangroves
around Buttonwood Harbor off Longboat Key were
the oldest around until I spotted some stands of the
"trees that walk" near Ft. Myers Beach that had to be
100 years old, huge 80-foot monsters.
Since we haven't had any rain to speak of,
stormwater runoff has been virtually non-existent
and water quality in the bays was exceptionally
good. Although we didn't dip a line in the water,
fishing is good if the dozen big trout I saw on a
stringer at Boca Grande is any indication.
And we all remarked about the ospreys we saw
in Charlotte Harbor. As hungry expert fishers,
ospreys flourish when fishing is good, and there
must have been more than 100 "fish eagles" in one
20-mile stretch of the harbor.
One disturbing trend I noticed was the impact of
boat wakes on seagrass beds along the Intracoastal.
Although seagrasses are pretty hardy little underwa-
ter plants, they don't like to be constantly battered
by waves spawned by passing boats, and there were
an awful lot of stretches where sand bars were
present where there should have been seagrass
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Many years ago I had the pleasure of chatting
with Dr. Bob Dean, who is the unofficial "Dr. Sand"
for Florida. At the time, Dean was the head of the
Beaches and Shores Division of the Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental Protection, and we had a nice
talk about the beach system in and around this part
of the world.
He had spent quite a bit of time studying Anna
Maria's shore this was before the big beach
renourishment in 1993 and had a lot of local
knowledge about the Island. Dean is now teaching
coastal engineering at the University of Florida.
It was surprising to me to see that he has come
out with a report saying that the average West Coast
Florida beach is remaining relatively constant as far
as erosion is concerned. I guess the key is "on aver-
age," because if you look around us we sure aren't
stable on the beach front.
Egmont Key has lost hundreds of feet of beach in
the past few decades. Anna Maria lost-more than half
of the sand pumped here six years ago, and is slated for
another renourishment next year. Longboat has had
two beach renourishments in the past few years, with
another scheduled soon. Ditto with Lido Key. And
Boca Grande is trying to get funding for a $10 million
project to bolster its eroding shores.
Granted, the beaches at Siesta Key and Casey
Key are somewhat stable, as are the sandy beaches
in Pinellas County, so maybe that "average" trend is
accurate, but you sure couldn't tell it by walking on
the Island's western edge.
Grand slam this
There's a sorta convoluted article in the April is-
sue of "Florida Sportsman" about Egmont Key and the
fishing near our Island to the north. It's a rambling ar-
ticle that doesn't seem to mention any local folks, or at
least none that I recognize, and it mentions something
else I've never heard of: an "Egmont Slam."
There's lots of "grand slam" fishing out there, de-
pending on where you cast a line. The Florida Department
of Environmental Protection and the International Game
Fish Association have designated the Florida West Coast
Grand Slam as catching snook, redfish and tarpon. In the
Keys, it's a bonefish, permit and tarpon. They'll give you
a certificate if you get the fish on the same day.
So what's the "Egmont Slam?" According to
"Florida Sportsman," it's catching kingfish, Spanish
mackerel, tarpon, cobia, grouper, mangrove snapper,
permit, sailfish and blackfin tuna all in the same day.
Huh? If anybody out there has accomplished that
seemingly impossible act, please let me know.
... and now for our
Mother's Day is May 9, and the Save the Manatee
Club has a gift idea for mom: a manatee she can adopt.
For $20 you can get a picture of her manatee, an adop-
tion certificate and biography of her manatee. And as the
club puts it, "Manatees are animals your mom won't have
to feed, walk, or clean up after and they don't talk back.
Your mom will have all the fun without the responsibil-
ity, and your contribution will go toward efforts to help
protect endangered manatees and their habitat."
The Save the Manatee Club was founded in 1981
by U.S. Sen. Bob Graham and singer/songwriter
For more information about the adoption program,
call Save the Manatee Club at 1-800-432-JOIN, write
them at 500 N. Maitland Ave., Maitland, FL 32751, or
check out their web page at savethemanatee.org.
It's spring, and alligator hearts are turning to love
and starting to roam. This is the time of year when the
big reptiles tend to look for mates and the occasional
dog. For some reason, gators just love dogs.
Although alligators are mostly freshwater critters,
there have been a few sightings in and around the Island,
usually after heavy rains push them down the rivers and
into the bays and occasionally into the Gulf.
Florida leads the country in the gator population
game, followed by Louisiana and Texas. Male alliga-
tors live to 40 years in the wild, 60 years in captivity.
Females live about half as long. They have lousy eye-
sight, but an excellent sense of smell, and are the last
living link with dinosaurs.
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Tarpon, cobia best bets on inshore reefs
By Capt. Mike Heistand
Tarpon are starting to arrive with several fishing
guides hooking silver kings while fishing for cobia at
some of the close-to-shore reefs.
Capt. Mike Grieg, fishing with Adam Ellis of
Cortez, jumped four tarpon in one trip and even man-
aged a split double-header, hooking a cobia and a tar-
pon on different rods at the same time.
Backwater fishing continues to pick up with snook
and redfish remaining active. John Fara of Anna Maria
said he and a friend landed eight snook early Sunday
Pompano still hitting off Bean Point.
Folks at the Rod & Reel Pier report catching
flounder, mackerel and big jacks as well as the occa-
sional snook and redfish.
Anglers at the Anna Maria City Pier are doing
about the same as those at the Rod & Reel except
they're also getting some sheepshead.
Capt. Thon Smith at Angler's Repair said good-
sized trout, keeper redfish and large flounder were
caught on his boat the Flats Lady.
Carl at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said folks
are catching permit while the wade fishermen report
there are plenty of snook around the islands with red-
fish scattered but biting.
Capt. Rick Gross on the Fishy Business said he
led his people to permit and mangrove snapper offshore
and snook and trout in the bay.
Capt. Matt Dunham on the Rip Tide said he's still
catching kingfish, snapper and grouper and even caught
Capt. Tom Chaya on Dolphin Dreams said
kings, snapper, cobia, mackerel, and triggerfish were
caught on his boat.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said you need to
get your entry in early if you're planning to fish the
Fishing the Islands Tournament this year. On the fish-
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redfish, permit, kingfish, grouper and cobia.
Dave Johnson at the Snead Island Crab House
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fishing aboard the "Deep South" with Capt. Glenn Corder.
Ceia Bay were the best bets. Snook in Miguel Bay were
Annie's Bait and Tackle reporting for Capt.
Zack on the Dee-Jay II said bay action includes trout, Winners
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Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
Visit us at our web site: www.islandreal.com
6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
60 North Shore Dr ........ $689,000
520 58th Street..... ....... $619,000
Frank Davis 8023 Marina Isle ......... $549,900
Broker 520 Bayview PI ............. $499,000
407 20th Place ............. $529,000
525 68th Street .................. $339,900
703 South Bay Blvd............ $319,900
226 South Harbor .............. $189,000
Chris Shaw WATERFRONT HOMES:
631 Foxworth La.... ...... $795,000
726 Key Royale Dr............. $695,000
613 Ivanhoe La ............. $675,000
624 Foxworth Lane ............ $339,000
Tom Nelson AND ISLAND CONDOS:
Realtor 6700 Gulf Dr ............... $339,000
Mariners Cove .... $229,900-$297,500
1 208 75th St .................. $299,000
S502 Magnolia ................ $249,000
114 Park ...................... $249,000
Marilyn 203 76th St .................. $219,900
Realtor 2408 Avenue A............ $214,900
205 South Bay (vacant lot)... $209,000
6805 Holmes Blvd......... $199,900
231 South Harbor ......... $189,000
8314 Marina Dr ......... $179,900
705 North Shore (vacant lot) .. $152,500
Alan Galletto DUPLEXES/TRIPLEXES
Realtor MULTI FAMILY PROPERTIES:
202 35th St ....... .......... $729,000
201 35th St ................ $640,000
2302 Gulf Dr ................ $569,000
101 25th St .................. $549,000
2219 Gulf Dr ................ $375,000
Bob Fittro 203 76th St ................ $219,900
Realtor 312 64th St ................ $219,000
5806 Holmes Blvd......... $199,900
PERICO BAY CLUB
1322 Perico Point ......... $199,900
1010 Pelican Court ....... $189,900
1276 Spoonbill Landings .. $149,000
504 Woodstork Circle .... $133,500
923 Sandpiper Circle..... $133,500
952 Sandpiper Circle....... $98,000
449 North Shore (Sarasota)... $299,900
1769 Vamo Drive.......... $299,000
419 51st St NW............ $269,900
4314 Hebridges Ct W .... $175,500
5107 35th Street W ........ $79,900
304 Pine Ave ................ $224,000
310 Pine Ave................ $299,900
Call for details!
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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 OBO. 778-5528, leave message.
1987 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL. New air, cooling
system, air bag suspension. Excellent condition,
60,000 miles, white/red leather interior. $3,000 or
best offer. 755-6128.
1991 MAZDA MPV Van, high mileage but in excel-
lent condition. Only asking $5,100 or best offer. Air,
radio, cruise control, automatic, new tires. In excel-
lent condition. Phone 761-3917.
1996 MAZDA MIATA red with black top, AM/FM/CD,
air, power package. 16K miles. $15,900. Call Mark/
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Both clean 778-4659.
YACHT CLEANING by Carleen. Detailing, wax,
maintenance programs. 15-years experience. Island
resident. References available. 941-750-7337.
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
WET SLIPS AND Hi 'N' Dry storage available at
competitive rates in modern, full-service marina.
BOAT STORAGE. $5.00 per foot, per month. Fuel,
bait, ice, and more available. Island Marine, 412 Pine
Avenue, Anna Maria. 778-1260.
ISLAND MARINE BOAT Rentals, motor repairs,
bottom painting, etc. Full service facility. 412 Pine
Avenue, Anna Maria. 778-1260.
OFFSHORE CHARTER FISHING with Captain
Glenn Corder aboard Deep South. Half and full day.
For information call 778-1203 or mobile 713-5900.
20-FT. "FLARE" center console, new 60-hp Johnson
motor, new battery, bottom painted January 1999.
Must sell 778-5137.
CANOE WITH DOUBLE and single paddles $300.
1981 25-FT. HUNTER, many new items, great sail-
ing boat. 1997 9.9-hp Honda with electric start.
27-FT. O'DAY LE auxiliary sailboat. Built 1987,
single-hander diesel motor. 778-2855.
8-FT. FIBERGLASS dingy and oars. 3-hp Yamaha
outboard, almost new. Sold together or separately.
BOAT SLIP FOR RENT. Holmes Beach 778-7039.
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.,
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.
HOUSEKEEPING PART/full-time. Good benefits,
pleasant working conditions. Resort 66, 6600 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach and Via Roma Beach Resort,
2408 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach.
GIFT SHOP SALES PERSON. Experience helps, but
not necessary. Full or part-time. Will train. Must like
people. Get out of the house and get going. Apply in
person, weekdays. The Beach Shop, Manatee Pub-
lic Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
EXPERIENCED COMMERCIAL REAL estate agent
wanted. Call Jim Foster 383-5543, Wedebrock Re-
MANAGER POSITION AND part-time position in
Homes Beach ice cream store. Mail resume to P.O.
Box 1426, 9908 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach.
S***** CLIP AND SAVE ********
Rules in effect for Manatee County:
S>- Lawn and landscape watering is limited to two
days a week.
> Addresses ending in even numbers (or A M):
Tuesday and Saturday.
> Addresses ending in odd numbers (or N Z):
SWednesday and Sunday.
Irrigation not allowed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Irrigation with treated waste water allowed any time.)
> Owners can wash their vehicles anytime as long
as they use a hand-held hose with a shut-off nozzle.
> Rinsing boats and flushing of boat motors is
allowed for ten minutes daily.
S> Hand-watering of plants, NOT LAWNS, is
permitted any day.
Questions or comments? Call the Southwest
Florida Water Management District(Swiftmud) toll-
JUST LISTED! This elevated canalfront home has
just been renewed with fresh paint, new vinyl, car-
pet and appliances. Great room design with split
bedrooms and large screened porch. Kitchen, great
room and master bedroom all overlook the canal.
Walk to the beach in the heart of Anna Maria! This
is not a drive-by! Just listed at $279,900.
Call Pat Jackson at 778-3301
Ken Jackson at 778-6986
Agnes Tooker 778-5287
or Dave Sork 726-1704
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drve PO Box 717 Anna Maria. FL 34216
Toll Free 800 306-9666
Fax # 778-7035
E mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web site: www.gate.net/~smithami
CANALFRONT. Looking for a 2BR/2BA canalfront
home on the Island for under $150,000? We have
it! Open floor plan, split bedrooms with water views
from almost every room. Do not miss this one. Dock
and davits, too! $147,250. Call Susan Hatch
GULFFRONT CONDO. Direct Gulffront 2BR/2BA
condo with eat-in kitchen, breakfast bar, utility
area, open porch. Updated appliances, carpet and
air conditioning /heat. Heated pool, covered park-
ing, furnished turnkey. Reduced to $389,900. Call
Carol Williams for details, 744-0700 eves.
KEY ROYALE 3BR/2BA elevated Key West style
home on deep-water canal. Vaulted ceilings,
open floor plan, screened porch and spacious sun
deck. Beautifully turnkey furnished. $245,000.
Call Wolfgang Dudda 761-3031 eves.
PERICO BAY CLUB
VILLA 2BR/2BA. Light and open yet private. End
unit, two-car garage, gated community.Reduced to
$140,000. Call Cindy Augenstein 798-3467 eves.
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
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SERVERS NEEDED: cocktail, poolside, and weekend
lunch servers. Host/hostess. Buccaneer Inn 383-5565.
REBECCA'S BISTRO part-time breakfast and lunch
ANNA MARIA RESORT seeks conscientious,
diligent, dedicated, hard-working, part-time house-
keeper. Flexible hours, pleasant working conditions,
generous amenities. 778-4784.
RENTAL PROPERTY MANAGER for real estate
office on Island. Please send resume to P.O. Box
1133, Holmes Beach, FL 34218.
CLERK FOR GIFT SHOP, full/part-time. Buccaneer
WANTED: HOUSEKEEPER PART-TIME for small
resort. $8 per hour to start. Call 778-7153.
HEADING NORTH? Need someone to drive my car,
while I fly, to upstate New York or general vicinity.
Before June 1. 779-2404.
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to
meet interesting people from around the world? Are
you interested in learning the history of Anna Maria
Island? Get involved with the Anna Maria Island His-
torical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE
NEED YOU! Call 778-0492.
MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, mulching,
trimming, clean-up, edgings, and more. Hard-work-
ing and responsible. Excellent references. Edward
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476.
BANKRUPTCY $200, Divorce $150 to $200. Adoption,
corporations, modifications, power of attorney, name
change. Suncoast Paralegal Services 742-4788.
CLEANING TEAM, experienced, references, free
estimates. Call Maureen 778-5717.
Annual / Seasonal / Monthly / Weekly
Call for rates.
5910 Marina Dr Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call 941-778-0770 Toll Free 800 741-3772
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
CUSTOMIZED HOME LOANS
LOANYO U CAN
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or Loan Consultant Bifdtnuon, FL 34
For home loans that suit your financial needs,
give me a call.
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Formerly Savings of America
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POOL REMODELING, remarciting, cage additions,
poly removal, new deck surfaces, concrete work. Is-
land resident. State licensed and insured. 951-4007.
TRIPLE J ENTERPRISES cleaning and mainte-
nance. References available. 779-9120.
HOUSE CLEANING wife and husband team special-
izing in vacation turnarounds and residential. Area.
residents since 1966. Hardworking, dependable,
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 or
PC. Training, internet, hardware selection and instal-
lation. Call Ed, 778-2553.
GENERAL REPAIR AND remodeling. Ceramic tile,
drywall, carpentry, formica, screening and more.
Specializing Anna Maria Island. 20 years experience,
free estimates. 794-0422.
THE GIRLS Professional Mobile Detailing! We will
clean, polish and protect your auto, boat, RV at your
location. Exterior/interior. 778-1924.
LICENSED COMPUTER SPECIALIST. Available
evening, weekend. For any computer needs, hard-
ware, software, network, commercial, private. Call
ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING removes unsightly
black mildew, salt and dirt from house exteriors, windows,
roofs, gutters, driveways and decks. Call 778-0944.
MR. BILL'S Handyman Service. Thirty years experi-
ence, self-employed in the construction trades. I am
handy to have around. 778-1110.
WONDERFUL GROUND FLOOR UNIT in small complex
right on the beach. Heated pool, lighted tennis courts. Good
investment property, liberal rental policy. Rarely available.
$345,000. Traute Winsor 504-1949. 96002
BEACH HOUSE on Anna Maria. Breathtaking views of
Tampa Bay and Egmont Key, sea birds, porpoises and gor-
geous sunrises. Open floor plan, 3BR/2.5B, two-car garage.
$595,000. Don Lewis, 746-3200. R34157
ENJOY SERENITY and security on bayfront
community. Beautiful townhomes with 2,000
sq. ft. Two pools, two Har-tru tennis courts
and clubhouse add to the resort style atmo-
sphere of the Island. Priced from $179,000.
Bob and Penny Hall 749-5981.
CAMLIN HOMES INTERPID MODEL.
4BR/3B lowest priced home in The Inlets
with dock. Ceramic tile, separate living,
family and dining rooms. $265,000. Sara
LaPlante 748-4389 or 752-0101. R35391
HANDSOME TRADITIONAL HOME
overlooking a sweeping lawn that slopes
to the bayou and dock. Exceptionally
functional floor plan suited to the active
family. $379,000. Bob and Penny Hall
DAYCARE PROVIDER will babysit your child seven
days a week, 24 hours a day. Love children, $3.00
per hour. Please call 778-9693.
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years. Call 778-6508.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING & MAINTENANCE
Residential/commercial, full-service maintenance,
landscaping installation, clean-ups, tree trimming,
ponds, native plants, butterfly gardens. Excellent
GO TO SHELL, rock or mulch and let me deliver it for
you. Call David Bannigan. 794-6971.
EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN Garden Centre is
now offering full service yard maintenance. Free
estimate. Call 778-4441.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If it's
broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior discount.
PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and instal-
lation. Come in and choose from our huge selection
of plants, shrubs and trees. Everything Under the
Sun Garden Centre. 5704 Marina Drive, Holmes
STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE Service. Complete
landscape installation and maintenance. 25% off first
month maintenance fee. Free estimates. Insured.
CODY'S CARPET & upholstery cleaning. Dry foam
shampoo and steam cleaned. Living room/dining
room $34.95. Free deodorizing. 794-1278.
BEACH LIFESTYLE. Anna Maria Island waterfront. A lot of versa-
tility 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 Bumett, 387-0018. R35659
CASTNETTER APARTMENTS directly across from Public Beach.
Overlooks the Gulf of Mexico. Consists of four buildings, NW building
offers owner's unit, rental unit and office and two-car garage. All other
buildings offer two units. $1,500,000. Don Lewis 746-3200. CM31317
THREE ACRES (+/-) of bayfront prop-
erty. Exceptional luxury home site on
Palma Sola Bay. $249,900. Sandy
Drapala 794-3354 or Kathy Marcinko
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Available properties by the
week or by the month from
Anna Maria Island to Venice.
Call one of our rental and
(941) 951-6668 or (800) 881-2222
WONDERFUL SPLIT PLAN HOME. 3BR,
cool screened lanai, two-car garage. Ex-
cellent NW location in top school district.
$113,500. Sandy Drapala 794-3354 or
Kathy Marcinko 792-9122. R37251
GREAT LOCATION. 3BR/2B condo-
minium with cathedral ceiling, separate
kitchen. New carpet and paint throughout,
tiled family room. Lakefront setting.
$114,000. Pat Willlingham 722-4412 or
Jim Sellars 798-3577. C34195
COLUMN HOUSE with new rocking chair
porch overlooking Wares Creek with water ac-
cess. Zoned residential or commercial.
$129,900. Sandy Harmon 722-1347. R36020
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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
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Lawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
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Quality home repair and maintenance
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Island References and Insured
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Check our references:
"Quality work at a reasonable price.
Licensed/Insured Serving Anna Maria Island Since 1986 761-8900
W WILSON WALL SERVICES
Specializing in Stucco & Ceiling Repairs
Building Restoration Water Damage
25 Yrs Experience Island References 727-7247
Darrin Wash CARPENTRY
"A DOOR EXPERT"
Serving the Island communities since
1988 with Island references.
DRY WALL, TEXTURE
& POPCORN REPAIR 778-1353
213 54th St., Holmes Beach 778-3082
OPEN: MONDAY thru FRIDAY 7:30 to 5 SATURDAY 8 to 12
ISLANDERS R Ai
Buy it,sell it! Find it in The Islander Bystander
of Florida SINCE1948
STEVE ALLEN FLOORING
Quality Workmanship 15 Years Experience
Unbeatable Pricing on Carpeting & Vinyl
Ceramic Tile From $3.25 sq. ft. Installed
Mobile Showroom, Free Estimates
Fully Licensed and Insured
Sun ia/lt problem
Mobile Detail Service
comes to you!
Most Cars: $95*
*Wash, buff, wax, shampoo interior. Under
carriage, tires and rims all treated and
protected plus engine pressure cleaning.
$95 for small to mid-size cars. By
appointment, at your home or office. Your
car doesn't have to be driven anywhere! Let
us protect and preserve your investment.
THE AREA'S #1 MOBILE DETAILER
All cars/trucks personally serviced by Damon.
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/
exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island refer-
ences. Dan or Bill 795-5100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. State licensed and insured. Many Island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vi-
nyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.
ALUMINUMNINYL CONSTRUCTION, new installation/
repairs, Soffits/Fascias, screen enclosures. Insured,
references. Uc. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free
estimates. Thirty-three year Island resident. Call Jim
Bickal at 778-1730.
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island 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 Street, 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.
TILE, TILE, TILE. Ceramic tile supply and installa-
tion. Quality workmanship. Floors and walls. Fully in-
sured. Call 750-5985.
SCREEN REPAIRS, interior/exterior. Painting, tile
work, ceiling fans. Concrete repair, all types of home
repairs, drywall repairs, free estimates. 778-0410.
HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS CENTER Rental units
available for commercial, retail and storage. Call 778-
2924 for information.
HOLMES BEACH OFFICE or retail space. 300 to
3,000 sqft. Excellent parking with exposure on main
thoroughfare. Call Smith Realtors 778-0777.
SURF SIDE 2BR/1BA. Annual, $900 per month.
Available now. 792-2779.
AVAILABLE NOW! Immaculate 1BR, full kitchen,
steps to beach. Turnkey, pool, $450 week. Gulf-Bay
BAYFRONT COTTAGE WITH DOCK. Turnkey,
beautiful view, covered parking. Available now. $350/
week or $700/month. 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/
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 1 BR apartment, four
houses to beach on North Shore. $400 per week,
$1,200 per month. Call 778-6139, leave message.
SEASONAL FOR 1999/2000, 2BR/1BA duplex,
downstairs. Completely furnished. One house from
FURNISHED 1 BR/1 BA near beach. Available May 1
to December 1. Seven-month lease. $700 per month.
Lovely lanai and yard. 921-0074.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND PARADISE 3BR/2.5 BA
canal home with pool. Close to beach. April
through October open. $3,000 month, $875 week.
AVAILABLE MAY 1 annual or six-month lease. 2BR/
1 BA close to beach. Pets okay. First, last and secu-
rity. $675 month, 778-5150.
AVAILABLE JUNE 1. Flexible four to six months.
3BR/2BA furnished with wrap-around deck, 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.
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 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.
Furnished, wood floors. 106 Church, Bradenton
Beach. $1,200 month, $425 week. 813-258-2411.
TRAILER FOR SALE OR RENT Annual $600 per
month option to buy. 1BR, furnished or not. Island,
beautiful beach. 55 and over park. 778-8267.
VACATION APARTMENTS 2BR. $450 per week,
across from beach. Summer, Fall discount rates.
Almost Beach Apartments 778-2374.
UNFURNISHED 1BR, utilities included, one block off
Gulf Drive.. $450 per month, phone 778-4941.
HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL 2BR/2BA large sun
porch, utility room, washer/dryer hook up. $750 per
FOR RENT ANNUALLY 2BR/2BA townhouse, unfur-
nished. Near shopping and library in Seaside Gar-
dens, Holmes Beach. $850 per month plus utilities.
Call Betty Cole 779-1213.
BEAUTIFUL 2BR/2BA fully furnished Island condo-
minium 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.
ANNUAL RENTAL elevated duplex Holmes Beach.
2BR/1BA newly remodeled throughout. Garage,
washer/dryer. Professionals, no pets. $800. 778-9480.
WANTED TO RENT a single family home on Anna
Maria or Longboat Key. Direct Gulffront, 2BR/2BA,
furnished or unfurnished. Starting November 1
through May 31, 2000. negotiable on rent and term.
Local: 778-2180. After May 31: 970-453-1121 or E-
ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/1BA furnished condo-
minium with pool, close to shopping and steps to
the beach. Call Valerie Kruse, Wedebrock Real
CARL V. JOHNSON, JR.
Free Estimates Design Service
Quality Fair Prices
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ANNUAL RENTAL large efficiency, partially fur-
nished. Steps to beach and bay. Call Valerie Kruse,
Wedebrock Real Estate, 778-6665.
ANNUAL 1BR in Holmes Beach. $500 month plus
security deposit. Nice! 778-6541, 778-4084, or pager
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 2BR/2BA Holmes Beach
canalfront. $1,600 per month. 203-934-8596.
ANNA MARIA SECLUDED on canal. Beautiful
remodeled 2BR/2BA, one-car garage, boat dock, one
block to beach. Six months or annual. 778-5720.
FULLY FURNISHED 2BR/1.5BA duplex. Wood
floors, Berber carpet, washer/dryer, steps to beach
and bay. $800 annual/seasonal. 778-8335.
UNFURNISHED 2BR/1 BA includes water/garbage. First,
last and security, no pets, credit check. $650 per month
plus utilities. Fumished efficiency includes electric, cable,
water/garbage. $500 plus security. 778-5057.
GULFFRONT PRIVATE BEACH. 2BR/2BA, sleeps
seven. Spectacular view, cathedral ceiling, modern
kitchen and baths. No pets. Available May 29 to July
10. $675 per week. 778-1086.
BEAUTIFUL EFFICIENCY APARTMENT one block
from gorgeous beach with great sunsets. Available
May and June. $600 per month includes basic cable,
utilities and local phone service. Call 778-4611.
NICE 2BR/23A HOME one block from beautiful
beach. Available May $800 per month includes
utilities and local phone service. Call 778-4611.
BEAUTIFULLY FURNISHED GULFFRONT condo-
minium. Ground floor 2BR/2BA, million dollar view,
two pools. May, June and September through
December. $2,000 per month. 813-348-2372.
ANNUAL 2BR/1BA North Shore Drive, updated
interior, new kitchen, open deck. $675 per month. No
pets. Call Fran Maxon Real Estate 778-2307.
ANNUAL 2BR/1BA 64th Street, Holmes Beach.
Large living room, Florida room. Washer/dryer, dish-
washer, just painted, new carpet. $700 per month.
Call Fran Maxon Real Estate 778-2307.
ANNUAL NICE 2BR/2BA, spacious living area and
kitchen and den. Large screened porch, lots of
storage and garage. Includes washer/dryer. No pets
please. $1,000 per month plus utilities. Anna Maria
Realty, Inc. 778-2259.
ANNUAL RENTAL DUPLEX Holmes Beach, four
rooms, one bath. $675 per month, first, last and se-
curity plus utilities. No pets, two persons. 778-2651.
'HOLMES BEACH CANALFRONT HOME 2BR/2BA
completely furnished. Dock on deep-water canal,
garage, laundry, quiet street. Many extras. Monthly
$1,600, weekly $550. 813-286-9814.
HOLMES BEACH 100 feet to beach. Some Gulf
views. Clean penthouse apartment, appliances. $600
per month, lease. No pets! Good references and
TWO BEDROOM WATERFRONT villa. Fantastic
view, available June through September. $500 to
$700. Call Steve 778-8241.
ISLAND 1 BR/1 BA duplex style apartment in Holmes
Beach. Close to beach. Non-smoking, no pets. $575
per month. Tenant pays all utilities except water. For
appointment call Patti at 778-6335.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX 2BR/2BA with washer/
dryer. Call 795-2915.
HOLMES BEACH ONE block to beach. Quiet, newly
done, large 2BR/1BA. Annual unfurnished, no pets.
$750 plus utilities. 778-6348.
RESPONSIBLE PERSON TO share updated 2BR/
2BA 200 feet from beach. Washer/dryer, central air,
much more. $400 per month and half of electric and
cable. Deposit and references. 778-2991.
SEASONAL RENTAL AVAILABLE monthly, weekly,
May 1 through October 15,1999. No smoking, no pets.
2BR/1BA, one and a half blocks to Gulf. Call 778-0733.
FURNISHED WATERFRONT with great view.
Cortez Village. Historic 2BR, central air on huge
landscaped lot. Annual $925 per month includes
water. No pets or smokers. 778-4625.
ANNUAL 2BR/1BA, north Holmes Beach, two blocks
from Gulf, central air, fenced yard, deck, separate
storage. $650 per month includes water/trash. $400
security. Call 778-5391.
HOLMES BEACH SEASONALS fully-furnished, 1
and 2BR apartments available at summer rates.
Also 2BR still available for 2000 season, heated
BAYBREEZE COURT MOTEL lowest rates on north tip
of Island. $55 per night. Night, week, month available. Very
quiet, one block to Gulf. Call for rates 778-9181.
ANNUAL RENTAL private 2BR/1BA duplex apart-
ment with screened porch. One short block to Gulf.
New air and paint. Fresh and clean! No pets! $725
month plus utilities. Call Carol Saulnier at Green
Real Estate 778-0455.
PERICO ISLAND mint condition, one year old. 3BR/
2.5BA, 1,726 sqft. Many extras $174,500. Call 800-
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 TO 4 P.M. most days, call first.
Waterfront home and boat dock on Coconut Bayou.
Large 4BR/4BA, many extras. Four years new. 130
Hammock Road, Anna Maria. Priced below ap-
praisal 1997 at $525,000. owner/broker 778-6155.
GULF FRONT LOT, dead-end street, one of a kind!
There are no more like this. $399,000, 778-4523 or
WHY RENT? Trailer plus 10 by 20-ft. room. Cute,
open, bright, washer/dryer, boat storage. Sand-
piper, 416 4th Street. $18,500, call 800-977-0803
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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 participa-
tion accepted. Call 941-778-4636 for appointment.
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
SEASIDE GARDENS 2BR/2BA villa close to beach
and bay. Nice sunroom and single attached carport.
Priced to sell! Call Norma Niles at Georgia Anthony
Real Estate, 752-4147 or 725-1834.
GULFFRONT BEACH HOUSE 2BR/2BA ground
floor on a 50 by 150-ft. lot to be completed in June.
Nice, quiet, dead-end street. $525,000, 800-977-
HALF DUPLEX FOR SALE by owner 3BR/2BA
elevated Spanish tile floor, Berber carpet. Almost
new. $149,000. Call 778-1163.
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 May 5, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 609 Ambassador
ANNA MARIA CANALFRONT home 4BR/3BA. Many
quality extras built in throughout. $232,000. For more
information or appointment, call 778-5928.
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BREEZY KEY WEST STYLE CANALFRONT
308 Tarpon, Anna Maria
3 bedrooms, 2 bath, more than 2,000 sq. ft. living
area with vaulted ceilings and master bedroom suite on
the third floor. Offered at $339,000.
SDoug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, FI 34216
Phone & Fax: (941)778-1222
BAYFRONT ESTATE, panoramic view of bay in-
cludes a 3BR/2BA house, a 2BR/2BA house and two
1 BR apartments with cathedral ceilings, fireplace,
boat docks and private setting. Call: Deborah
Thrasher or John Hines, Wedebrock Real Estate Co.
800-335-5543 or 383-5543 or 778-3395 evenings.
FLORIDA HOME WITH CHARM 2BR/2BA home
located on canal with Florida room, fireplace,
cathedral ceilings, minutes to intracoastal.
Reduced! $210,000. Open house, Thursday, April
30, 1 to 4 p.m. 518 56th Street, Holmes Beach.
Call Deborah Thrasher, Wedebrock Real Estate
Co. 383-5543 or 778-3395 evenings.
NORTHWEST BRADENTON 2.59 acres, zoned resi-
dential. $400,000. Call Deborah Thrasher,
Wedebrock Real Estate Co. 383-5543.
BRADENTON BEACH CONDOMINIUM with
bayfront pool, Gulf and bay views, 1 BR/1 BA recently
updated, low maintenance fees, laundry. $67,000.
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DIRECT GULFFRONT CONDOMINIUM, 2BR/
2BA, two garages, furnished, heated pool, tennis,
fabulous views. $249,000. Yvonne Higgins at
Wagner Realty 761-3100.
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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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SUNBOW BAY CONDO
Super clean, 2BR/2BA unit close to
beaches, shopping and restaurants.
Elevator, pool, tennis. Unit is turnkey
furnished. What a buy! Lynn Hostetler
778-4800. MLS 34676. $130,000.
Contemporary 3BR/2.5BA large home, com-
pletely updated. Master bedroom and bath
main floor, two bedrooms and bath upstairs
with balcony overlooking great room with
skylights and vaulted ceiling. $185,000. Dick
Maher/Dave Jones 778-4800. MLS 36165
5201 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217
CANALFRONT Must see to appreciate. Remodeled 2BR/
2BA, den, family room, lanai, one-car garage, $199,900.
Yvonne Higgins at Wagner Realty 761-3100.
CONDOMINIUM 3BR/2BA. Nice Westside location.
Pets, children okay, $64,000. Yvonne Higgins at
Wagner Realty 761-3100.
GREAT STARTER/RETIREMENT home 2BR, den,
garage, lanai. Very nice shape, quiet neighborhood.
$74,900. Yvonne Higgins at Wagner Realty 761-3100.
2BR/2BA CONDOMINIUM on Gulf. LaCosta, 1800 Gulf
Drive North. $198,500. 404-656-7597. No Brokers.
HOUSE FOR SALE Best deal on north Island. One
house from Gulf. Gulf views, 2BR/2BA plus den, ga-
rage, storage shed, almost two full lots, zoned du-
plex, new carpet, tile floors. Excellent investment at
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which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference,
limitation or discrimination based on race, color,
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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.
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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.
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MARTINIQUE $139,000. 1BR/
1 BA condo with screened in lanai,
covered parking, and extra stor-
age. Turnkey furnished. Includes
community heated pool and tennis
courts. Call Carol Heinze 751-
2 STORY DUPLEX $174,900. 2
BR/2BA with den in each unit.
Central Holmes Beach location.
Close to shopping, library and
restaurants. Call Carol Heinze,
Realtor 751-1155. IB32512.
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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.
TUCKED AWAY in quiet area of Anna Maria. Beautifully maintained and landscaped 3BR/2BA home. Screened
and covered patio area by pool is great for entertaining. Large screened upstairs porch overlooks pool and has view
of the bayou. Lots of storage downstairs. $339,900. Call Pat Thompson, Realtor 751-1155. IB37311
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. $99,000. Call Carol Heinze,
Realtor 751-1155. IB37212
LAS CASAS CONDO 2BR/2BA free standing villa. VERY SPACIOUS! Near clubhouse and pool. Formal dining room, den, split
bedroom design with Murphy bed. Indoor utility plus two-car garage. $131,900. Call Carol Heinze, Realtor 751-1155. IB36915.
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BAYFRONT ELEGANCE Magnificent residence with spectacular bay views. 3BR/2.5BA, great
room, eat-in kitchen, separate dining and living rooms, large master bedroom and bath overlook-
ing bay, 10-foot ceilings and oak floors throughout. Heated pool and deep-water dockage.
$695,000. Call Dave Moynihan at 778-2246/778-7976 eves.
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ISLAND DUPLEX Excellent Holmes Beach
location and short walk to prime beach. 2BR/
1 BA each side with central heat and air. Drive
by 207 76th Street. $175,000. Call Dave
Moynihan 778-2246/778-7976 eves.
RUNAWAY BAY Fully-furnished, bright sunny
condominium unit at Runaway Bay with la-
goon view. Clubhouse, tennis and pool. Walk
to beach. Great vacation or rental home. On-
site property management. Call Ed Oliveira
778-2246/778-1751 eves. $129,900. #27160
PLAYA ENCANTADA 2BR/2BA unit located
tennis court side of first-class Gulffront
complex with pool/spa, tennis and on-site
manager. Offered at $154,500. Call Dave
Moynihan 778-2246/778-7976 eves.
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
,I Directly on Gulf Beach, this newer
3BR has plantation shutters, Ander-
son windows, solid oak spiral stair-
case, two-car garage. Wood deck
overlooks white sandy beach. Enjoy
beautiful sunsets over the Gulf.
102 31st Street, Iolmes Bnealc Quality and beauty throughout.
Call Jane Tins,,orlh R.S. O1sonWBetter
at 795-3000 RealEsurte. inc. I i10 ..ASo
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VILLAS WITH HEATED CAGED POOL. 4BR/2BA, 2,006 sq. ft.
living area each side. Extras. Can condo'ize. $440,000
VILLAGE GREEN. 2BR/2BA. tile roof. enclosed Florida room.
Less than a block to golf course. $118,000.
WHITE AVE/BEACH ACCESS. 3BR/2BA, lot 100x130.
Immaculate, attractive, lush landscape. $375.000.
PERICO BAY CLUB. Kingfisher 2BR/2BA Bayfront. 2 pools, ten-
nis, clubhouse, 24 hour gated security. $120,000.
HOME WITH INCOME 2BR/2BA, family room, garage, lanai,
comer lot with large I BR/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.
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.
5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
BAYFRONT LOT Spectacular views of bay
from this rare bayfront lot centrally located
construction. Offered at $215,000. Contact
David Moynihan 778-2246/778-7976 eves.
A Paradise Rental Management, Inc.
Hours of Telephone Coverage
Amount of Advertising and Promotions
Total Rental Income Per Property
1-800-237-2252 or 778-4800
5201 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach
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