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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
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Creator: Islander
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Creation Date: May 5, 1999

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FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE


Renourishment county topic Tuesday


By Paul Roat
It's pretty much "fish or cut bait" time for the
next phase in the Anna Maria Island beach
renourishment project.
Manatee County commissioners will discuss op-
tions to bring sand ashore on the western edge of the
Island Tuesday, May 11.
The biggest question left unanswered lies in Anna



Who's keeping


score in


Anna Maria?
By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Bystander
In one corner of the public arena sits Anna Maria
Mayor Chuck Shumard, defending his title.
In the other corner are those on the commission
who not only challenge his appointment for the vacant
city clerk position, but his motives.
There were plenty of punches thrown at an April 27
commission meeting. Many people at the meeting were
enraged at some of the commissioners for undermining
the mayor's authority. There were a few who backed the
commission and then there were those confused by the
contention displayed by their elected officials.
Shumard extended an invitation to City Attorney
Robert Hendrickson to mediate the proceedings because
questions arose at a previous meeting as to how much
authority the commission has in appointing a city clerk.
Six names were previously chosen by a committee
organized by the mayor. Acting on the committee's
recommendation, the mayor narrowed the list to two
candidates and interviewed his selections.
In the opening round of Tuesday's meeting,
Shumard announced Homer Knox as his selection for
city clerk and awaited commission approval.
Commissioner George McKay said he would pre-
fer to review Knox's resume and have a chance to meet
with him before voting.
There was brief discussion on tabling the mayor's
selection and Commissioner Doug Wolfe made a mo-
tion to appoint Deputy City Clerk Jerice Wing as the
city's clerk/treasurer and technical advisor.
The mayor wanted a decision on Knox first.
Hendrickson said the commission should approve or
disapprove the mayor's appointment or table it before
proceeding with the motion on the table.
The commission voted 3 to 2 to deny the mayor's
appointment, with McKay and Shumard voting for Knox.
Wolfe then asked if there was a second on his motion.
Vice Mayor Robert McElheny said he didn't want
to keep going in circles and asked Hendrickson his
opinion on how to proceed.
Hendrickson said the mayor is responsible for ap-
pointing a city clerk with a concurrence by the commis-
sion. If he refuses to act, the commission can step in
and appoint someone. The commission shouldn't be
allowed to circumvent the process by rejecting a quali-
fied appointment for the purpose of making its own
selection. Nor should the mayor be able to make an
unqualified selection, he said.
If the mayor bases his selection upon professional
qualifications and the commission rejects his appoint-
ment, then he should be given another opportunity to
select a second candidate. Hendrickson said.
Hendrickson likened the job of mayor to a chief
executive with a company. He is the CEO of the city
and the city clerk's immediate supervisor. The intent of
the charter is to allow him to make an appointment as
long as he is acting in good faith, he said.
"Theoretically. we could go through this process
for months," said McElheny.
Hendrickson said, "The idea is the commission and
PLEASE SEE CITY CLERK, NEXT PAGE


Maria City, where nine property owners between 81st
Street and Oak Avenue have declined to provide ease-
ments to allow sand to be placed adjacent to their land.
Without easements, county officials are consider-
ing eminent domain proceedings through the courts to
acquire the easements, creation of an offshore sandbar
of renourished beach with a trench adjacent to the sub-
ject properties, ignoring that stretch of beach, or drop-


ping any part of Anna Maria City from the project.
Options include the following.
Renourish the beach from 13th Street South in
Bradenton Beach to 78th Street in Holmes Beach, the
original 1993 renourishment project boundaries. Con-
struction cost: $5.4 million. Project timing: the year 2000.
PLEASE SEE BEACH, NEXT PAGE


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Rare- bird species visits Anna Maria island
Birders numbering some 200 f-omn Calijornia, Michig'an and Mary'land --flocked to Anna Maria Island for
a rare sighting of a western stripe-headed tanager (Spindalis Zena), the first ever confirmed on the west coast
of Florida. Bradenton nature photographer Dave Smith captured this image at Le/fis Key before the tanager,
a West Indies native, moved on. For more on the tanager, see inside.


Voters to decide how long


commissioners will serve


Residents will decide whether they want Holmes
Beach commissioners to serve four-year terms or con-
tinue with the current two-year terms.
Commissioners last week directed the city attorney
to draft an ordinance to change the length of terms to


Homes Beach city

hal tumblim down
Holmes Beach commissioners last week voted to
accept a bid of $22,900 from Cross Environmental Ser-
vices to demolish the former city hall and police sta-
tion. The fee includes asbestos removal.
The city received three other bids for the project:
Scarpinato Enterprises Inc. for $35,031: C.E.
Huffman for $16,819; and Forristall Enterprises for
$19,100. The bids from Huffman and Forristall did
not include asbestos removal.
The commission directed Treasurer Rick Ashley to
designate excess receipts and cash carryover from 1998
as the funding source for the project.


four years. After the commission passes the ordinance,
the proposed amendment will be placed on the ballot
for the next general election.
Chairman Roger Lutz asked how much it would
cost the city to change the charter, and Mayor Carol
Whitmore said the cost of reprinting the city charter
would be the only expense.


SKBBMIV NG THE NEWS ...
Opinions ................... ................... 6
Those W ere the Days ................................. ... 7
Announcements ................ ..................... 10
Stir-it-up ..................... ....................... 16
Streetlife ................ .. ...................................... 19
Anna Maria Island tides ......................... 24
Real estate ....................... .................... 26
Crossword puzzle...................................... 36


MAY 5, 1999


THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND







I[] PAGE 2 M MAY 5, 1999 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
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The homeless camp before the bulldozer came through in March...


... and after the camp was leveled. Islander Photos: David Futch


Phantom dozer razes Cortez homeless camp


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
The homeless have gone, no one knows where, and
their camp sites in the woods east of Cortez Village
have been razed, no one knows by whom.
The phantom bulldozer came and went about a
month ago and left only that rare trail, a perfect circle.
The waterfront behind the old Cortez school was
the scene of several homeless camps. The habitants
apparently harmed no one until March 3, when two of
them got into a quarrel over a third, one pulled a knife
on the other, and No. 2 killed No. 1 with a shotgun. The
state attorney declined to prosecute what he concluded
was self-defense.
Some Cortezians found the surviving homeless
harmless and acceptable, but others wanted them gone.
Well, they're gone, said Karen Bell Monday. She
is an executive of A.P. Bell Fish Co., where several of
the camp dwellers worked before falling on hard times.
"I walked through there awhile ago and a bulldozer


Beach renourishment of

Island topic of county

commission meeting
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

Renourish the original plus a 4,000-foot stretch
in Anna Maria City from Oak to Fir avenues, skipping
the area where residents declined to sign property ease-
ments. Construction cost: $7 million. Project timing:
year 2001.
Renourish the original plus the 4,000-foot stretch
and create an offshore sandbar along the stretch of
beach from 81st Street to Oak Avenue, where there are
no property easements. Project cost: $7.6 million.
Project timing: year 2002.
Renourish the Island from 13th Street South to Fir
Avenue, and undertaking legal action to acquire the
beach easements from the nine hold-out property own-
ers. Project cost: $7.6 million. Project timing: year
2003.
Construction permitting, planning, design and
monitoring would add $1.5 million on any one of the
four options, according to Jack Gorzeman with the
Manatee County Environmental Management De-
partment, who is heading up the Island's beach
renourishment project.
Gorzeman added that the eminent domain option
could cost more in legal fees perhaps as much as
$1 million more.
Gorzeman said the Florida Legislature and Gov.
Jeb Bush have earmarked $1.6 million for their share
of the beach renourishment project, about 23 percent of
the total project cost.
He said lobbying both President Clinton and mem-
bers of Congress will start later this year to have fed-
eral sources fund about 54 percent of the project cost,
with the remainder of the funding coming from tour-
ist development tax revenue.
The final beach will be about 150 feet wide, requir-
ing an estimated 1.6 million cubic yards of sand. Off-
shore sites for the sand will be used.
Tuesday's workshop will be held at the Manatee
County Administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave.,
Bradenton, beginning at 9 a.m.


had been through it. There were still some flower beds
and a vegetable garden, but no tents and no people. I
don't know what happened."
Weeks earlier, Sheriff Charlie Wells said he
couldn't act on private property unless the men were a
public nuisance. So perhaps another branch of Mana-
tee County had done it.
The Public Works Department, which has plenty of
bulldozers, knew nothing about it, a spokeswoman said
Monday. Code Enforcement had the authority.
Sure enough, Code Enforcement had issued a cita-
tion against the property because of the homeless camp
and another citation for illegal trash on another part of
the property. But no, said Rita Mooney, code enforce-
ment officer, no bulldozing. The Building Department
had authority to order unsafe buildings demolished.
But that department, too, was in the dark. Maybe the
owner had ordered the bulldozing, though the spokesper-
son could find no trace of a demolition permit.


Louise Schewe of Springfield, Ill., who inherited
the 70-acre tract when her husband Carl died, said the
sheriff had called her and asked permission to clear out
the camp.
Dave Bristow, Sheriff Wells' spokesman, said no,
not this sheriff and not his bulldozer. No record of even
a reference to the place, let alone any action.
Mrs. Schewe said perhaps Gene Turner had the
clearing done. He is the semi-retired Arcadia real es-
tate man who is handling the property as a favor for his
old friend, her late husband.
Turner had heard nothing about clearing out the
homeless and leveling their camp, but he was glad it
had been done.
He had a suggestion, though.
"There's a woman in Cortez who would know
about it. What's her name, now."
Not Bell, by any chance.
"Bell. Sure, that's it. Karen 1ell."


Longboat Pass Bridge inspection Thursday night


Inspection of the Longboat Pass Bridge will take
place Thursday, May 6 from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Florida Department of Transportation officials
say the bridge should not have to be closed to ve-
hicular traffic, but some delays and lane closures
may take place. The work will be done at night to


minimize disruption, DOT officials add.
Inspection is an annual event for all bridges in
Florida. Anna Maria Island and Cortez bridges were
looked at last month.
The Longboat Pass Bridge will be the focus of
$2.6 million in repairs for fiscal year 2003-04.


City clerk applicants draw resident, commission fire


CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
mayor work together to appoint someone who's best
for the city."
Wolfe said the charter states a majority of the com-
mission may dictate the appointment, suspension, or
discharge of any city employee.
From a legal standpoint, typically the specific over-
rides the general and the specific provision dealing with
the city clerk appointment states the mayor shall appoint
with the commission's approval, Hendrickson said.
That provision wasn't intended to override the
mayor's appointment. In my opinion, it was intended
to mean if the mayor fails to act, the commission can
then take it upon themselves to act, he said.
McElheny asked Hendrickson how he interpreted
a section in the charter outlining the powers and duties
of the mayor. The provision states, "In case the mayor
fails to appoint an acceptable employee or officer
within 30 days after a vacancy is created, the commis-
sion may fill the vacancy."
Hendrickson wasn't sure when the vacancy was
created and said "acceptable" was the key word.
McElheny said, "We hired a deputy clerk while we
still had an acting city clerk. We must have felt the
person was capable of doing the duties of a clerk. She
has performed those duties.
"If we didn't think she was qualified, then we
shouldn't have hired her for the position. We should
give her a chance to move up within the city," he said.
Resident Rosemary McDowell said the commis-
sion should given a reason as to why they didn't ap-
prove the mayor's appointment.
"If he's qualified, how can you disapprove him?"
she said.
McElheny said the process was not handled prop-


early from the beginning, saying an illegal committee
was organized by the public works official, who has
nothing to do with front-end operations.
Resident Georgia Van Cleave said, "I don't under-
stand how the heck this panel of citizens was ap-
pointed. Shumard didn't appoint the committee. He
turned it over to Phil Charnock, who's an employee of
the city. It seems to me that no one wanted to take re-
sponsibility for organizing this citizens' committee."
Van Cleave also said if the deputy clerk has done
an admirable job, then deference should be given to her
application.
"The bottom line is she's done the job and she's
qualified to do the job. I feel bad that she's here listen-
ing to this," McElheny said.
Shumard called on Jim Conoly, who last week
filed a criminal complaint against the city for violation
of Florida's public records law. The mayor asked
Conoly why he wasn't provided copies of the resumes
at the time he requested them.
Conoly said he was told by Wing that they were
locked in the mayor's office or in the mayor's posses-
sion.
Shumard informed Conoly that each commissioner
was given copies of the resumes and Wing could have
obtained copies from them.
Wing, taking minutes of the meeting, said there
were no copies available at city hall.
Wolfe asked the mayor, "Does the Freedom of In-
formation Act say borrow a copy from someone?"
The final round resulted in all applicants for the
city clerk position being put back in a pool from which
the commission will choose six names. A comparison
will be made of the lists and those names appearing in
duplicate will be given to the mayor for review, though
he said he would have the final say.






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M MAY 5, 1999 M PAGE 3 J[]

They are here! They are here! It's turtle season


Anna Maria Turtle Watch volunteer Sabine
Buehler announced the arrival of the turtle season's
first nest this week. It appeared Friday night, April 30,
between 26th and 28th streets in Bradenton Beach.
There was also one false crawl and turtle watchers
don't expect any more until after the present cold spell.
"We're expecting things to heat up with the
weather warming," Buehler said.
She also said light inspections in her section (74th
Street to Martinique/52nd Street, Holmes Beach) are
going well. "It seems people are more open to comply-
ing."
On Anna Maria Island, all three cities have restric-
tions on beachfront lighting, which adversely affects
mother turtles and hatchlings. Turtles are deterred by
artificial lights as they seek the water's reflection to
find their way, and often end up in the road, parking


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
They're back, those pesky stingrays in the
Island's surf, and they've already claimed one
victim.
A visitor from England, splashing along in
the shoreline surf with his family at Bradenton
Beach, stepped on a ray and got an excruciating
sting on the top of his foot.
That was his bad luck for the day. His good
luck was that it happened at the beach across
from city hall, where a worker saw his plight and
rushed over to lend a hand. She told him what had
stabbed him and directed him to the nearest hos-
pital, Blake Memorial on the mainland.
He had never heard of stingrays. And of
course he had never heard of the "stingray
shuffle."
That is the step, not fancy but effective,
which experienced beach-goers indulge when
strolling in the shallow waters. Don't walk or lift


lots and seagrasses by mistake.
Hatchlings frequently dehydrate and die before
their mistake is discovered. Mother turtles often meet
with their demise from vehicles on the roads or fail to
make a nest.
Buehler said the group is pleased that this year
there's an enforceable ordinance in Bradenton Beach
and the code officer there is taking charge of that area.
Buehler said that at Harrington House in Holmes
Beach, for instance, they've said they need outdoor
lights to deter burglars, that it's more important for
burglaries than turtles. They said they'd install amber
lights and we'll have to see how that works but sensor
lights would accomplish the same goat, deterring bur-
glaries.
At older resorts, where lights can't be eliminated
due to wiring combined with inside lights, we recom-


the foot, just push feet through the sand. It warns
the little rays that a problem is approaching and
gives them time to scoot away from you.
The incident speeded Jay Moyles in his pro-
duction of a "stingray fact sheet," which he is even
now distributing to beach sites where they will be
visible and available to potential stingees. He is in
charge of marine protection and rescue operations
for Manatee County.
The fact sheet will advise the uninitiated of the
danger, how to avoid it by shuffling, how to treat
a sting let it bleed, leave the barb where it is in
the flesh, soak the foot continuously in hot water
(as hot as you can bear), get medical attention
quickly.
It also will tell beachgoers to go into the wa-
ter only in lifeguarded areas and pay attention to
the flags on the lifeguard stands that tell of condi-
tions: green for safe, orange for caution, red for
stay out of the water, blue for dangerous marine
life in the area.


mend installing sensor lights, Buehler said. "It helps to
have the sensors because the light only comes on when
needed and goes out shortly thereafter," she said.
Residents and beachgoers are asked to look out for
and respect barriers marking nests, which will be moni-
tored by volunteers on a daily basis until the turtles
hatch.
To report turtle movement, tracks on the beach or
suspected nests, call 778-4229.


Anna Maria City
5/11, 7:30 p.m., Commission work session

Bradenton Beach
5/6, 7 p.m., Commission meeting
5/7, 1 p.m., Commission special meeting
5/10, 6:30 p.m., Commission work session on
library investment/funds
5/13, 1 p.m., Commission work session on
public works department review

Holmes Beach
5/11, 7 p.m., Commission meeting followed
by tentative work session
5/12, 7 p.m., Parks and Beautification
Advisory Board





Bradenton Beach
May 6, 7 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda:
telecommunication tower public hearing, employee
benefits public hearing, public hearing on off-street
parking at Smuggler's Cove, background check and
drug screen for new city employee discussion,
Bradenton Beach Police Week proclamation, selection
of building official, Celebration 2000 discussion and
citizen comments.


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1[ PAGE 4 E MAY 5, 1999 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

July 24 new date set for Island millennial event


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
After four date changes, a new location and a
completely revamped program, officials may have
settled on an Island event for Celebrate 2000.
Celebrate 2000 is a series of millennial events
slated for various locations throughout the Manatee
County from June until December. Coordinator
Laura Baden said sponsors want an Island event to
celebrate the beaches.
Island officials agreed that the event will take
place July 24 on the grounds of the Anna Maria El-
ementary School. Participating businesses will be
asked to donate a portion of their proceeds to help
purchase playground equipment for the school.
The original date of June 20 was rejected be-
cause it's Father's Day and would put a strain on
restaurant staffing. In addition, the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center's annual fishing tournament
and "Family Day," sponsored by the City of Anna
Maria, are already planned for that weekend.
The date was moved to July 31, with a day-long
schedule of events planned for various Island loca-


tions including Bridge Street and the Island Shop-
ping Center area of Holmes Beach. However, objec-
tions arose over the huge scope of the event coupled
with the stifling heat of summer.
July 4th was the third date suggested, but offi-
cials agreed that because a parade, fireworks and
other events are already scheduled for that day, it
would create an overload on the Island.
"We need a central location where we can have
a hometown celebration, where restaurants can have
booths and artists can show their works," Gary
Wooten of the Sandbar restaurant said.
Sean Murphy, Beach Bistro owner, suggested having
the event July 24 at the school because of the shaded
grounds. Baden said the Manatee Herald-Tribune would
provide the band, sound system and a stage.
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore said the set-
ting would be perfect to raise funds for the school because
"people who won't come to a fundraiserjust for the school
will come to hear a band, eat and have some fun."
"It's a great idea to have it at the school, but we're
planning to install the playground equipment this summer,
so we'd have to work around that," Joyce Karp, of the


school's Parent-Teacher Organization pointed out.
Danny Mitchell of the Island Football Club said he
would coordinate soccer events.
Murphy said he would coordinate the restaurant
booths.
Wooten suggested holding a raffle and Mary Ann
Brockman, executive director of the Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce, said she would coordinate it.
Whitmore said there could be a sand-castle
building contest at Manatee County Public Beach,
which is within walking distance of the school.
Holmes Beach Commissioner Sandy Haas-Mar-
tens said the Island's two art groups, both located in
the Island Shopping Center area, could have art
events and people could walk there from the school.
"I don't know if people will venture out into the
community because it's a bit of a trek," Ginger
White, director of the Anna Maria Island Art
League, noted. "I'd rather have the artists under the
shade trees at the school."
White agreed to coordinate with artists.
Committee chairmen are slated to meet this
week to begin planning the event.


Residents can talk to members about land-use issues


Residents can now speak one on one with any
Holmes Beach commissioner or board member about
quasi-judicial land use issues, according to a resolution
passed by commissioners last week.
Commissioner Rick Bohnenberger said the resolu-
tion has its roots in the Florida Legislature's Snyder-
Jennings decision of the 1990s, which involved land
use issues decided by local governments.
"Proponents to the land-use changes thought they
were treated unfairly and that the decision was made
prior to the meeting because ex-parte communications
had taken place," Bohnenberger explained. "As a result
of this, elected officials were advised not to talk to
constituents on land-use issues except at public meet-
ings, or they would run the risk of having [decisions]
thrown out as prejudicial."
He said the state legislature recognized the di-


lemma in 1995 and passed legislation allowing for ex-
parte communications. However, local government
must adopt a formal policy for reporting those commu-
nications on the record.
Commissioner Don Maloney asked Bohnenberger
to explain the term ex-parte communications.
"It means that if you got a phone call at home from
a citizen regarding a land-use issue, you would be ad-
vised not to speak to him," Bohnenberger replied. "It
put officials in a very awkward situation, if they
couldn't talk to the people that elected them about is-
sues that they elected them to handle."
City Attorney Patricia Petruff said during the
term of ex-Mayor Bob VanWagoner, her firm rec-
ommended that the commission adopt such a reso-
lution, but VanWagoner never brought the matter to
the commission.


The resolution includes city and planning commis-
sioners and adjustment and code board members.
According to the resolution:
If the communication is written, it shall be pro-
vided to the city clerk and be made part of the record
before final action is taken.
If the communication is oral, the board member
must identify the substance of the communication and
the identity of the person, group or entity with whom
the communication took place before final action is
taken.
If a board member conducts site visits, investiga-
tions or receives expert opinions, the information shall
be made a part of the record before final action is taken.
The disclosures shall be made before or during a
public meeting at which a vote is taken on the matter
in order to give others an opportunity to respond.


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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER E MAY 5, 1999 N PAGE 5 IE

Historic Cortez fish house sold to neighbor


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
The Bell family, long dominant in commercial
fishing here, apparently has assured Cortez of an active
waterfront into the future with the purchase of Fulford
Fish Co.
Calvin Bell, brother of A.P. Bell Co. chieftain
Walter Bell, bought the historic old Fulford fish house
for $190,000, said Karen Bell, dynamic niece of Calvin
and daughter of Walter.
She herself bought the old Star Fish Co., between
Bell and Fulford, in 1996 and operates a seafood res-
taurant on the dock, as well as running a small fish
house operation and retail fish store.
A.P. Bell offered to buy Fulford several years ago,
but the estate had not been settled, said Walter Bell. So
the company rented Fulford until the owners, sisters
Belinda Fulford Porterfield and Irene Fulford Taylor,
were ready to sell the fish house. The property is 100
feet of waterfront land 200 feet deep, with a large build-
ing and docks.
Fulford will be used as it has been by Bell, serving
small fishboats while the big grouper vessels use the
A.P. Bell facility. Also, the fleet's gasoline pumps are
at Fulford, diesel at Bell.
A few years ago only Bell was an active fish house.


Now, with John Banyas running the old Bayshore
property, renamed Cortez Bait and Seafood, only one
of the traditional fish houses remains out of business.
It is Sigma, whose owners have it listed for sale for
$950,000, Walter Bell said.
Other properties along the shore are Alcee Taylor's
boat works between Star and Fulford, and five resi-
dences on the waterfront. The Fish Net restaurant is
adjacent to Banyas's property.
In many ways the fish houses are Cortez's history.
The Fulford operation is the only fish house desig-
nated as historic, in that it has not been altered significantly
over the years. It is included as a contributing structure to
Cortez's designation as an historic village.
It was founded by the family of "Cap'n Billy,"
William Fulford, first landowner in what is now the
village, said a descendant, village historian and fire-
brand Dr. Mary Fulford Green.
The first Fulford establishment was called "the tar
house" for the coat applied for its protection from
weather, Green recalled. "It was one room over the
water, with a wooden dock wide enough for a barrel of
fish for transportation to Tampa or to trucks."
During World War II the workers went away to
war and the fish house became a difficult business.
Ralph Fulford, nicknamed "Pig," managed it from age


18 until he retired at 65, Green said,
A.P. Bell Co. was founded by Aaron P. Bell,
Walter and Calvin's father, when he made a fish house
of an old net camp "when the shoreline was all net
camps before fish houses," said Walter. It was at the
water end of 123rd Street Court.
Then he bought the 35-foot lot beside the fish
house for $300. Brother Chester managed the business
for 10 years, buying the end of 124th Street and the Ball
boat works in between.
The 1995 ban on gillnetting, voted statewide, "took
away half of our business and Cortez's business,"
Walter Bell said. "And now laws are gradually cutting
back even more on commercial fishing. They're mak-
ing a playground out of Florida."

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Time will tell
We hate to beat a dead horse, but this just isn't over
yet. Last week, a squabble over appointing a "quali-
fied" person to the vacant city clerk post occurred be-
tween Anna Maria's elected officials.
Supporters of the mayor attending the meeting
chastised the commission for not approving the
mayor's choice for city clerk, even though that person
came highly qualified.
For Vice Mayor Robert McElheny, voting to dis-
approve the mayor's choice was "ludicrous." But he
and commissioners Doug Wolfe and Max Znika op-
posed the appointment on principle to keep Mayor
Chuck Shumard from proceeding on a course of
unjustness.
Wolfe made his second of two motions to appoint
Deputy Clerk Jerice Wing, who he argued is qualified
for the job she's been performing for months. Wolfe
said she should have been appointed upon former city
clerk Peggy Nelson's resignation.
McElheny reasoned that the city saw fit to make
her deputy clerk because it was confident she could
perform the duties in the absence of the clerk. She
should be given the opportunity for promotion, he said.
Commissioner Max Znika said nothing, but told us
that he believed justice would prevail and Wing should
"hang in there."
One must ask why a majority of the commission,
elected to represent the voters, would take it upon
themselves to renounce the mayor's selection. Was the
mayor handling things in a fair manner?
From the outset, commissioners were left out of the
process. They weren't notified of the clerk's resigna-
tion, nor were they included in the search process. They
were made to publicly ask to review the applications
and weren't informed of a search committee, appar-
ently appointed by the public works official without
their approval.
When the city clerk position became vacant,
Shumard's advertisement asked applicants to respond
to his personal/confidential attention. He then kept the
resumes under lock and key until he was ordered by a
judge to release them.
Also, Shumard didn't want to give up the tape of
a March special meeting a meeting called to discuss
ongoing problems with the former city clerk. A tape
was made, but later he said the tape wasn't available.
He claimed operator error.
He blamed the vice mayor for faulty operation of
the recorder, which was operated frequently by
McElheny.
Shumard said The Islander Bystander never gets
anything right about him and denied making the state-
ment Wing might "cut and paste" from other resumes


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to her benefit. In defense, he argued the opportunity
presented itself, not that she would have taken it.
That's just more double talk.
It was obvious Shumard did his homework during
the past week. He put the city attorney in his pocket and
packed the audience of the most recent meeting with
supporters. Some gave prepared speeches while others
participated in raucous applause.
Another question one must ask is "Why was the
commission defending Wing so adamantly?"
Some commissioners say the bitter public division
could have been averted had the mayor done "what's
right" to begin with, rather than proceeding with his
personal agenda which, of course, has taken several
turns since these events began to unfold.
Not once did Shumard give a valid reason as to
why he doesn't consider Wing qualified for the posi-
tion.
The underlying reason for Shumard's actions is
that he's upset about losing the former city clerk and


he apparently believes her resignation was due to a
conspiracy by Wing and certain commissioners.
Why has Wing stayed working for the city under
such conditions? She says it's because she cares for the
city.
Can it be that simple? Who can be believed? The
mayor, commissioners or the deputy city clerk?
Despite having to work in an unstable work place,
Wing was thanked for her daily efforts to bring the city
up to speed while being subjected to public humilia-
tion.
As acting clerk at the public meeting, she was
judged and juried without an opportunity to defend her
honor or actions. At the very least Shumard could have
had someone fill in for her.
Life goes on. A hardworking, ethical, responsible
and very probably qualified person will likely move on.
The city will move on.
And the person accountable will move on.
For some, city elections won't come soon enough.


Easter offering
Larry Cory, president of the Anna Maria Kiwanis
Club, estimates that more than 1,600 people attended
the Easter Sunrise Service at the Manatee County Pub-
lic Beach in Holmes Beach.
The collection during this service totaled $3136
including checks made out to Kiwanis and three island
churches. Besides silver small change, there was even
one $50 dollar bill and a silver dollar.
The entire Easter offering is returned to the island
churches which amounts to $448 per church. The is-
land churches are:
Episcopal Church of Annunciation
First Church of Christ Scientist
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
Harvey Memorial Community Church
Island Baptist Church
Roser Memorial Community Church
St. Bernard Roman Catholic Church
Kiwanian Jeff Ashbury would like to thank every-
body who helped in this traditional community service.
Anna Maria Kiwanis Club


Goodbye, Manny:
a dear friend of many
My best friend died of a heart attack today. People
die everyday, I know. But he was an exceptional man.
He came to this country from Havana, Cuba, and im-
mediately went to Milwaukee, Wisc., where he took a
job washing dishes, "to learn English."
In one year he spoke good English and became a
U.S. citizen. He was greatly devoted to his family. He
never, ever received one dollar from the government.
He didn't want anything he didn't earn.
He was the first Hispanic to become a police of-
ficer with the Tampa Police Department. He flew the
American Flag every day. Oh, he was proud to be an
American.
Manny, we'll all miss you terribly! God, I'm sure,
will already have a job for you in heaven.
John Bacich and all his friends

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THOSE WERE THE AYS
Part 10, The Bean/Hall Story
by June Alder


Salvation Army "soldiers" spread the Word through frontier towns in the 1890s.



VIOLENCE ON


ROTTEN ROW


In 1893, 31-year-old Salvation
Army Captain Wilbur Hall was given
$25 and ordered to "open fire" on sin
and degradation in Tampa. He spent the
money on renting a third-floor hall in
Rotten Row, the city's vice district
(where City Hall Plaza is today).
He saved a few cents for some sec-
ond-hand chairs, lumber for a pulpit and
a supply of handbills announcing the
Army's arrival.
Born in Maine, Hall had intended to
be a schoolmaster but his life was turned
around in Boston. There he chanced
upon a meeting of a religious movement
called the Salvation Army (founded in
England) that was using unusual meth-
ods to bring religion to society's poor
and despised. One visit convinced Hall
to spend his life preaching the Gospel as
presented by the Army.
He and his 25-year-old helper Lieu-
tenant Fred Weller scrubbed and
scoured the premises the night before
the opening. The first service drew a
large crowd. But some of the people
showed they were not interested in the


Captain Wilbur Hall in 1893


Army's message. A group of hoodlums
came again and again, sometimes
armed with eggs, sometimes tomatoes.
One evening while the Salvationists
were marching to the hall with band and
tambourines, one of the toughs threw a
chunk of concrete at Wilbur that sent him
reeling. Nevertheless, Wilbur mounted
his pulpit with blood streaming from
the gash on his nose.
The incident was reported in the
newspapers and the next day citizens
stormed city hall to demand protection
for the Salvationists and they got it.
The spokesman was George Bean
who became a great friend of Hall's,
welcoming him into his home.
Now, George's daughter Mamie
was 16. Her father took her to an Army
meeting one night and well, in
Mamie's own words to a Tampa news-
paper reporter 60 years later:
"Here, I thought, was religion as it
ought to be! I was a Christian and a
churchgoer, but after that church
seemed tame and colorless. I deter-
mined to become a soldier. Father
hadn't counted on that. But I won -
the only time I ever won out over him!"
There's a corollary to the story of
the attack on Wilbur Hall:
The hoodlum who heaved the con-
crete at Wilbur's head was the 13-year-
old son of Tampa's leading physician, the
doctor who saw Tampa through its last
yellow fever epidemic the epidemic
that made George Bean a widower in
1887. The lad grew up to be the city's
longtime gambling and drug lord. Noto-
rious Charlie Wall was murdered, pre-
sumably by the Mafia, in 1955.

Next: The Salvation
Army marches along


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Deputy city clerk's character
vouched for
I have known Jerice E. Wing for more than ten
years. In those 10-plus years as a business associate and
a friend, she has shown nothing but the purest form of
moral ethics in any business or personal dealings. Any-
one who encounters Ms. Wing as a peer, business as-
sociate or friend will recognize these attributes imme-
diately.
Further, I challenge anyone applying for the vacant
city clerk/treasurer position to match their credentials
to Jerice's before her employment with the City of
Anna Maria and I guarantee that suspicions cast will
reel in an empty hook.
Judith A. Plescia, Bradenton
Anna Maria fortunate
It surprises me that The Islander Bystander is the
only publication in the immediate area that saw fit to
run a comprehensive follow-up story in the wake of the
dramatic and potentially tragic fire at Playa Encantada
on March 14.
Is it only me or are there others in this community
who wonder what the extent of the tragedy would have
been if the lightning strike had occurred at 11 or 12
p.m? Think of the toll that might have been if the same
fire and smoke had roared through that building while
the occupants were sleeping and unaware.
Anna Maria is very fortunate to have a fire chief of
the caliber of Andy Price. It is obvious that he is well
versed in the science of fire containment within a struc-
ture and the importance of compartmentalization as
well as fire suppression in multi-unit structures. He is
also refreshingly forthright and outspoken.
Having spent most of my career involved in prod-
uct development, design and installation of fire resis-
tive assemblies in new and retrofit construction I never


cease to be amazed at the low priority fire resistance is
given in the design and construction of multiple occu-
pancy structures starting with the architect and continu-
ing right on through to the owners, investors and occu-
pants of these structures.
Building Codes throughout this country require fire
resistive construction for various types of structures
depending upon square footage, utilization, occupancy,
and/or proximity to other structures. Typically these
codes, which by the way establish minimum standards
only, assign fire resistive ratings ranging from one hour
up to four hours for dividing specified areas within
structures based on the consideration of the criteria
stated above. The basic theory is to contain the fire as
close as possible to its point of origin and to impede the
spread of smoke and flames to minimize property dam-
age and personal injury and to allow time for evacua-
tion of occupants and response from the appropriate
firefighting authority.
Certainly sprinkler systems and standpipes (ac-
tive fire suppressant systems) are necessary, but
even these by themselves are not enough. Fire sepa-
ration assemblies are also required. It is inconceiv-
able to me that fire walls extending through the at-
tic or interstitial spaces above the occupied areas.
and even through the roof if necessary, are not re-
quired for any multiple dwelling of any size, even in
existing structures constructed before the codes re-
quired such protection.
In addition firestops which prohibit the migration
of smoke and toxic fumes from the immediate area of
the fire should be installed. Over 80 percent of deaths
attributed to structure fires in this country occur be-
cause of smoke inhalation or inhalation of toxic fumes
generated by the fire. Very few people burn to death in
a fire.


Is all this expensive?


Not really, especially in the


instance of new construction. It can be relatively
costly in a retrofit scenario if you consider the cost
of the installation only and don't consider the sav-
ings that can be realized in operational costs during
the lifetime of the structure. Almost every property
insurer will dramatically adjust premiums downward
when proper fire protection systems are in place.
Indeed in my experience in this field we found that
the costs to install effective fire protection systems
in existing facilities were typically recouped in re-
duced insurance premiums within five years or less.
As most of these older condos on the Island, and
I dare say on the mainland also, are income produc-
ing investments for absentee owners, I cannot help
but believe that enforcing a retrofit requirement for
proper fire separation and protection would, in the
very short term, bring financial benefits to the own-
ers and/or condo associations in the form of vastly
reduced insur-nce costs. More importantly, how-
ever, it would remove the potential for a tragic loss
of life that will someday occur if no action is taken.
Again, kudos to The Islander Bystander for follow-
ing up on this important issue, and all of the residents
on the Island can be thankful that we have a man like
Andy Price enforcing the fire codes at least in new con-
struction scenarios.
Peter Hird, Bradenton Beach

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missioners are suggesting that the residency require-
ments for voting in local elections be lengthened. One
idea was for up to as long as five years. Wonderful!
Perhaps they should consider a poll tax and literacy test
to make the package complete.
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rMother's day, at Anna Maria Island Elementary
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S. The chrysanthemums will be available all day
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food collection
_ocal letter carriers will be out Saturday, May
b collecting non-perishable food for area food
banks.
Postal workers along Florida's West Coast will
be trying to top last year's drive when they col-
lected 965,000 pounds of food, an amount that was
fourth in the nation. The goal this year, the seventh
straight, is 1 million pounds of food.
Throughout the U.S. last year, letter carriers
brought in more than 62 million pounds of non-per-
ishable items.
The drive is conducted at a particularly needy
time for food banks, who see their shelves nearly
empty because of donations during Thanksgiving
and Christmas holidays.
Donations are simple and painless. All you
have to do on Saturday is leave non-perishable
foods by your mailbox and letter carriers will col-
lect and deliver it to food banks and soup kitchens.
Hunger is everywhere and now you can do
something about it. Thanks to you, hungry families
in our area will eat.


Roser rings its new bell
The new bell tower dropped into place with guidance
from a worker. The church at 512 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria City, is the oldest on the Island, founded in
1913 by John and Caroline Roser. A narthex and
portico were included in more than $1 million in
expansion work which was approved last year.
Islander Photos: Edna Tiemann

Bay scallops topic for
Mote workers
Two longtime Sarasota Bay leaders will discuss
"Will Bay Scallops Return to Sarasota Bay?" when Mote
Marine Laboratory volunteers meet at 9 a.m. Monday,
May 10, at Mote's Martin-Selby Education Center.
Speakers will be Jay Leverone, Mote scientist, and
John Stevely, Florida Sea Grant extension agent and tech-
nical advisory chairman of the Citizen Advisory commit-
tee for the Sarasota Bay National Estuary Program.
The meeting is open to the public, particularly
those interested in becoming volunteers, said Mote's
Virginia Haley. Mote is on City Island at the south end
of the New Pass Bridge (across Longboat Key). Infor-
mation is available at 388-4441.
Off Stage Ladies
ending season
The Off Stage Ladies, a support group of the Island
Players, will close its season with a meeting at 11:30
a.m. Wednesday, May 12, at Marina Bay restaurant,
5325 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Hostesses will be Sarah Maloney and Julie
DiRocco. Guest reservations may be confirmed with
Ruth Stevens, 794-2188. Further information is avail-
able at 778-2414.

Episcopal women hosting
St. Bernard unit
The Episcopal Church Women of the Church of the
Annunciation will host the Women's Guild of St. Ber-
nard Catholic Church Thursday, May 6.
The meeting will be in the parish hall, 4408 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach, at 10:15 a.m., followed by lun-
cheon. A fashion show, "Multiples at Home," will be pre-
sented by Sheila Palacios. Details, call 778-1638.

Horseshoe winners
Winners in the April 28 horseshoe games were
Walt Swift of Anna Maria and George Landraitis of
Cortez. Runners-up were Ron Pepka and Jim Spencer,
both of Anna Maria.
Winners in the May 1 games were Pepka and Spen-
cer. Runners-up were Jack Cooper of Holmes Beach
and J.C. Philips of Bradenton Beach.
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New exhibit at Island

museum features

slave ship
"The Wreck of the Henrietta Marie," the saga of a
slave ship, is now on display at the Anna Maria Island
Historical Museum. The exhibit is documented with
photographs and information.
The exhibit is on loan from the Florida Humanities
Council, Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural
Affairs and the Mel Fisher Maritime Society, Key West.
In 1699 the Henrietta Marie, a three-masted,
square-sterned vessel, left London on a slaving voyage
carrying European-manufactured goods for trade in
West Africa. The cargo was exchanged for enslaved
Africans, then the ship sailed to Jamaica where the
slaves were traded for sugar and logwood.
As she began the voyage home to London, the
Henrietta Marie foundered on a shallow coral reef near
Key West and sank. For almost 300 years the wreck lay
buried under sand and coral growth.
In 1972 the wreck was uncovered by shipwreck
salvor Mel Fisher. An archaeological team conducted
a thorough investigation in 1991, charted the site and
excavated many artifacts, including the ship's two can-
nons. Fisher was joined by archaeologist David Moore
in 1993, who excavated the site for three years.
Most of the artifacts pictured in the exhibit are on
display at the Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Society
Museum. Photographs in the exhibit are from the Li-
brary of Congress and the National Maritime Museum
of Greenwich, England.
The Island museum is located at 402 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday
through Thursday and Saturday. Starting May 1 hours-
will be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is free.

Center's newsletter
still needs name
The Anna Maria Island Community Center is still
seeking a name for its contemplated newsletter, and is
running a contest for the best proposal.
The prize winner will get a year's family member-
ship in the Center, said Karen Roethke, board member
in charge of the affair.
The newsletter will inform subscribers of events at
the Center and of services available, from roller hockey
to karate, for children to adults.
Contestants may obtain an entry form at the Cen-
ter, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City, or phone her
at 778-2068 after 6 p.m.

High school art exhibit
opening at Art League
A public reception at 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 7, will
open the fifth annual Manatee High School Art Exhibit
at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes
Blvd., Holmes Beach.
The exhibition will be on view at the league's gal-
lery from 8:45 a.m. until 2:45 p.m. Tuesday through
Friday. Details may be obtained at 778-2099.

Island churches join
for prayer day
A brief service to "bring Christians together to pray
for the nation and the world" will be held around the flag-
pole at Holmes Beach City Hall at 9 a.m. Thursday, May
6.
The ceremony, sponsored by All Island Denomina-
tions, will be Anna Maria Island's contribution to the
National Day of Prayer.
Bob Meylan of AID said it will "reaffirm our nation's
existence under God" and expressed hope that "the Island
community will take a short time from its busy schedule
to take part in this meaningful event." It won't run more
than half a hour, he said.
Rev. Dan Kilts, pastor of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church,
said the Island's pastors are cooperating on the program.
Rev. Mike Smith, pastor of Roser Memorial Commu-
nity Church, will deliver the brief message and Rev. Billy
Daws, pastor of Island Baptist Church, will lead the
prayer.
Dr. Clement Walker of Harvey Memorial Commu-
nity Church will give the Scripture reading and Rev. Jim
Meena will sing a solo. Community singing also is on the
program.
The scene of the event is at 5901 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Details are available at Island churches.


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Art-lined fence
due for Cortez
The Cortez Community Center is fencing its
grounds and is looking for art to make it pretty.
Joanne Mathis, director of the center, said a six-
foot chain link fence will go around the perimeter of the
facility to protect the dozens of youngsters who study
and play there after school.
"Basketballs stray out into the street or to
neighbor's yards, with the kids right behind them," said
Mathis. "The fence will keep the equipment and the
children where they are safe."
But it will need decoration. She wants creative art
along the outside to break the monotony of the fence
and to show off Cortez.
The art should be plaques with a Cortez theme -
fish, wate(, docks, sea life of any kind weatherproof
and strong for fastening to the fence.
Meanwhile, on the south wall of the center build-
ing, Cortezian Will Schultz is working on a large mu-
ral, with some of the landscape background already
done, Mathis said.
Murals inside the center, "really popular with the
children," are the work of Schultz's sister, Rachel
Gryzik. And Gryzik's son Aaron, a fifth-grader at
Bashaw Elementary School in Bradenton, just won the
best of class award at the Florida Heritage Festival.


Medfly battle
heads south
Victorious locally over the Mediterranean
fruit fly, the battle group is taking the war to
Dade County, a spokesman for the U.S. Depart-
ment of Agriculture said.
The battle group has declared a sort of fin-
gers-crossed triumph over the nasty little pest in
the Manatee County area, though it will con-
tinue to air-drop a few million sterile boy flies
here for awhile.
Those sterile fellows were the death of the
flies around here, luring girl flies into liaisons
that produced no replacement babies for adults
that died of chemicals and old age.
The sterile flies are bred in Guatemala and
get a squirt of dye when they come out of the
pupa stage. The dye shows up under black light,
and all the flies trapped in the last year and a
half show dye, said the USDA.
"There is no wild medfly population in
Florida now," the department stated. They were
declared eradicated here by chemical spraying
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Rare bird on Island attracts spotters


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
A spectacular visitor who attracted admirers from
across the country apparently has abandoned Leffis
Key, perhaps to "find a mate and get to nesting."
The caller was a western stripe-headed tanager, the
first ever confirmed on the west coast of Florida. It is
a West Indies native whose nearest home to Florida is
the Bahama Islands. About 20 sightings have been
verified in Florida, all around Miami and the Keys.
Dave Smith of Bradenton thought it may have got-
ten caught in a flock of migrating warblers. John
Ginaven of Longboat Key, though, thought it more
likely the bird had gotten into the Everglades, where
one was believed spotted last month, and was driven
westward by huge fires there. Both men are bird-watch-
ing veterans of the Audubon Society.
Richard Ware of Holmes Beach said the bird was
seen first at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, by two women
on their way out of town from vacations here. They
took one last walk on Leffis Key on south Anna Maria
Island, saw the rare visitor and, from the airport,
phoned Arnold Rawson of Sarasota, bird recorder for
Audubon. Word went out via Internet hotline.
From then on the bird was a star.
One man flew in from Vail, Colo., next day. Two
came from Seattle, another from San Francisco, an-
other drove all night from Jacksonville. Others rushed
to the Island from Ohio, Sacramento, Kansas City,
Baltimore, Michigan and points outward.
They weren't disappointed. Ginaven said the bird
was dining on a strangler fig tree on Leffis, the only


fruiting fig in the area. "It ate figs all day," he said. "It
would eat for 15 minutes or so, fly over to its roosting
tree to digest and divest, then come back to the fig for
more food.
"Other birds were there the first two days, ate all
the ripe berries and went on north. The tanager liked
pink berries, didn't need the red ones."
Ginaven said he baby-sat the spectacular bird
through its visit here, "greeted it in the morning and put
it to bed at night."
It arrived at the fig tree for breakfast about 6:45
a.m. daily, and retired for the night in its roosting tree
at 7:50 p.m.
Monday was Ginaven's last full day there, still
mesmerized by his little buddy after a week of it. Tues-
day he forgot to set his alarm and the bird was gone
when Ginaven arrived, though other birders saw it for
a half-hour and not again Tuesday.
Wednesday Ginaven arrived at 7:30, only to find
that some California birders had seen the bird for 10
minutes around 7 o'clock, and Ginaven missed the
bird's last appearance here.
"I guess I wasn't there, so he left," Ginaven joked,
then added seriously: "I suspect it moved on to another
food supply. It may be back in the Bahamas by now,
or may be just around the corner where people are
scarcer or don't recognize the bird."
Leffis is an oasis in a sea of human busyness,
Ginaven said, and attracts birds in thousands "We
counted 94 species not 94 birds, 94 species on
Leffis the week the tanager was here."
Whatever, the little bird the size of a cardinal left


A western stripe-headed tanager. Islander Photo:
Courtesy Dave Smith
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here from out of town. Said Ginaven, "He was one very
cooperative bird for his human admirers."


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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER E MAY 5, 1999 E PAGE 13 I[


Marina owner found not guilty by code board


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Brian Quartermain, owner of the Holmes Beach
Marina, was a happy man last week when the Holmes
Beach Code Enforcement Board found him not guilty
of a site-plan violation.
The ruling ended a three-year battle between
Quartermain and the city over the question of whether he
provides enough parking spaces for marina customers.
Code Enforcement Officer Walter Wunderlich
explained that in 1987 the marina's site plan was, ap-
proved with 44 parking spaces. The plan was revised
in 1989 with 37 parking spaces. Quartermain was not
the owner at the time.
The chronology then jumps ahead to 1996 after
Quartermain purchased the marina:
August 1996 Quartermain was cited for the
violation, found guilty by the board and given 45 days
to comply.
Sept. 13, 1996 Quartermain filed an applica-
tion for a site plan review to reflect changes in the
marina's parking layout since 1989. His application
was returned by the city and he was told he must file a
special exception application in conjunction with the
site plan review.
Sept. 27, 1996 Quartermain was cited by the
board, found in violation and given seven days to file
an amended site plan. He was also fined $50 per day,
which would be suspended after 48 hours if he showed
substantial compliance.
Oct. 3, 1996 Ex-Mayor Bob VanWagoner
determined that substantial improvement was made
and suspended the fine after two days.
Oct. 22, 1996 The fine was reinstated by
VanWagoner for failure to comply.
' Oct. 24, 1996 Quartermain's attorney pro-
tested the reinstatement of the fine without another
hearing.
November 1996 The board cited Quartermain,
but he complies before the hearing and pays the $100 fine.
Wunderlich said he received complaints in January
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Holmes Beach commissioners last week passed a
resolution designating the code enforcement board as
the entity to decide whether to record an order in the
public records. This action determines which board
places a lien on property.
Procedures to file a lien are included in the city's
code, but it is unclear which entity should file the lien.
The problem was discovered when the board was re-
vising its rules and procedures.
City Attorney Jim Dye advised commissioners that
the code enforcement board is the proper entity to take
this action. City Attorney Patricia Petruff said their
firm will review all orders before they are filed to make
sure they are in the proper format.
designated parking spaces. He said he spoke to
'Quartermain and the majority of the violations were
cleared up by February. However, on a return visit in
April, he again observed the violations.
Chairman Chuck Stealy asked for the specific vio-
lation.
Wunderlich said the required number of parking
spaces are not available. He said there are 16 spaces in
front of the showroom but the other spaces are behind
closed gates, forcing customers to park on 52nd Street.
He introduced photographs taken on several dates.
"In order to get to the gate, you have to pass eight
open parking spaces," Quartermain noted. "When
people come to use my marina, they want to get as
close to the water as they can. They park on 52nd
Street. Nothing I can do is ever going to stop that. The
street only serves my business."
Wunderlich said the two gates that are closed during
business hours are the problem, because "when you can't
get to the parking spaces, you've eliminated them."
"The gates are kept closed because if I leave them
open, people just drive in and they could have an acci-
dent," Quartermain replied. "I have boats in storage and
I have an obligation to look after them. I've had trouble


with people coming in, stealing engines and outdrives. I
want to know who's going through that gate."
Quartermain said he has 37 spaces and 16 of those are
outside the gates. He said the gates are not locked during
business hours and customers can open them and drive
into the boat yard. He said customers who wish to access
their boats after hours have keys to one of the gates.
He also noted that the marina's boats and trailers
that are in the street are being pulled out to be moved
to his storage facility on U.S. 41.
"If I ever get 16 people who want to park, I'd be a
very happy man," Quartermain noted.
During deliberations, Ted Geeraerts said he would
have no problem opening the gate if he wanted to get
inside the boat yard.
"I think he has made an effort to comply with the
needs of his customers," Dick Maher said. "He has a
business in a very confined area and he's trying hard
to make it work."
Joe Bracken said customers are being accommodated
and the city is "making a mountain out of a molehill."
"It bothers me that on three different occasions, the
city presented photographs showing some of those park-
ing spaces along the fence occupied by boats and trailers,"
Stealy said. "How long they were in the spaces no one
knows. I do know there have to be 37 spaces that people
can get to that aren't full of boats and trailers."
Don Schroder asked the city attorney how to bal-
ance a practical solution with the letter of the law.
"All you can do is take the evidence that's been sub-
mitted and determine whether or not, based on the city's
requirements and regulations, the site plan has been vio-
lated," City Attorney Alan Prather replied. "The issue of
parking on the street is an effect, not a violation."
Prather pointed out that the site plan is not correct
and the process to revise it was never completed.
"I never finished it because of the problem I had
with your ex-mayor," Quartermain said.
The board unanimously approved the motion to
find Quartermain not in violation because of insuffi-
cient evidence presented to the board and because the
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[] PAGE 14 0 MAY 5, 1999 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Lois Bond: All-occasion fashion statement


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
You don't need a calendar on Anna Maria Island
to tell what holiday is coming up.
Just keep an eye out for Bond. Lois Bond.
Anywhere she goes on the island, Bond is recog-
nized and has a smile for everyone. Complete strang-
ers don't stay that way for long.
Last month a friend took her to Palmetto just to get
away and the first watering hole they went into, four
people came over to say hello to their long-time friend.
When holidays sneak up, people know the occa-
sion when they see Lois.
"My husband died on Christmas day many years
ago and instead of sitting around feeling sorry for my-
self, I dressed up as Mrs. Santa Claus and went to all
the nursing homes to cheer people up," she said. "It just
ballooned from there and now I celebrate every holi-
day by dressing up in the theme of the day."
For St. Patrick's Day there's a green leprechaun
outfit. On Mother's Day, Bond will don a
broadbrimmed hat.
"I have a pumpkin head for Halloween and
Thanksgiving. Red, white and blue for the Fourth of
July and Veteran's Day," Lois said. "All red for
Valentine's Day. Mrs. Santa Claus for Christmas and
for Christmas in July, I even have a Captain's outfit for
my boat."
Lois (middle name Daisy) was born and raised on
a farm in Caldwell, Ohio, on April 25, 1931. She was
married, to James Bond. "He was my 007 and a half."
She and 007 1/2 moved to Bradenton in 1952, living at
the Braden Castle Trailer Park. Lois moved to Anna
Maria in 1979, bought a houseboat and firmly planted
herself as an Islander.
She and the others who live on "houseboat row" at
Galati Marine in Anna Maria have spruced up the little
island at the stern of their vessels. Lois's contribution
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Lois has been a regular at the Rod & Reel Pier for
two decades. It got to a point where the owner would
let her work for tips and she often would be the first
person there in the morning. She would make coffee
and sling hash.
"The Rod & Reel is my tranquilizer. Take that
away from me and I would curl up and die. I don't help
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Lois believes Anna Maria Island and its residents
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"The Island is laid back. You feel safe out here.
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Vicki Lynn Baker
Vicki Lynn Baker, longtime island bartender, died
in her sleep Sunday. She was 47.
She was born in Pontiac, Mich., and moved to
Manatee County in 1967.
Ms. Baker was a former manager of the Drift In on
Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach and a bartender at the
old Purple Porpoise, now known as Sports Lounge. She
was a Lutheran
Ms. Baker is survived by her mother Donna Fair of
Bradenton; two sisters, Candy J. Lewis and Wendi S.
Lewis, both of Bradenton; four brothers, Rick Baker,
David Fair, Rocki Fair and Charlie Fair, all of
Bradenton.
Visitation and service were held Tuesday, May 4,
at Palmetto Funeral Home and Crematory.


George L. Besece
George L. Besece, 71, of Holmes Beach, died April
28, in Blake Medical Center.
Born in Wheeling, W.Va., Mr. Besece came to
Manatee County'from there in 1980. He was a retired
supervisor from Stone & Thomas department store.
Services were held Friday, April 30, at Griffith-
Cline Funeral Home, Holmes Beach.
He is survived by a daughter, Georgeann, of
Wheeling; a son, Gregory L., of Holmes Beach; four
grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.


Larry J. Cadogan
Larry J. Cadogan, 92, of Holmes Beach, died April
27, in Blake Medical Center.
Born in Cleveland, Mr. Cadogan came to Manatee
County from North Andover, Mass., in 1976. He re-
tired as district manager of the Veterans Administra-
tion, Merrimack Valley, Mass., and as a teacher in
Methuen, Mass. He was a member of St. Bernard
Catholic Church. He served in the U.S. Army during
World War II. He was a member of the Columbia Uni-
\ersitl Club of Sarasota. Retired Officers of


Bradenton, Bradenton Country Club and Benevolent
and Protective Order of Elks Lodge No. 1511,
Bradenton.
Memorial Mass will be at a later date. Burial will
be in National Cemetery, Bourne, Mass. Griffith-Cline
Funeral Home, Island Chapel, is in charge of local
arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Colum-
bia University Athletic Department, Riverside Drive,
New York, NY 10115, or Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center, P.O. Box 253, Holmes Beach, FL 34216.
He is survived by his wife, Mary; two stepdaugh-
ters, Margaret Ann Shannon of Stoughton, Mass., and
Susan Shannon Kaduboski of-Quechee, Vt.; a son,
Stephen J., of Palm Beach; and a stepson, John T.
Shannon of Franklin, Mass.

Jesus Manuel Huerta
Jesus Manuel Huerta, 77, of Holmes Beach, died
May 3 in Holmes Beach.
He was born in Cuba and came to Manatee County
in 1987 from Tampa, where
he retired in 1972 from the -
Tampa Police Department.
Mr. Huerta was Catho-
lic. He served two years on
the Anna Maria City Com-
mission from 1990-92. He
was a charter member of the
Fraternal Order of Police.
He was a member of the
"pier regulars" at the Anna Huerta
Maria City Pier. He was a
volunteer umpire for Anna Maria Little League.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Thurs-
day, May 6, at Griffith-Cline Island Chapel, 6000
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Griffith-Cline Funeral Home is in charge of ar-
rangements.
Memorial contributions are requested to St. Judes
Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place. Memphis, TN
38105.
Survivors include wife Louisa: one son Richard


and daughter-in law Susan, of St. Petersburg; one
daughter Irene Brusko and son-in-law Jack, of Bran-
don; six grandchildren, Steven Huerta and wife
Stacy, Michael Huerta, Kathy Brusko, Jennifer
Bursko, James Briggs and wife Patty and Bethany
Pierce and husband Todd; and five great-grandchil-
dren.

Lois
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 14
original owner Frank Cavendish. It's a story about the
idiosyncracies of Islanders and the basic motto "my
way or the highway."
"Frank was cooking eggs one morning on the grill
and he had them all lined up and they were all cooked
the same," she said. "Well, some women came in and
one wanted eggs benedict, one wanted scrambled, one
sunnyside, one poached. Frank gathered up all the eggs
on a plate and told them, 'You have it the same way or
you don't get them at all.'
"He went outside and dumped them in the water
and he never served breakfast again.
"Those are the kind of things I miss. The only thing
that's changed about the Rod & Reel is you don't see
all the oldtimers you used to see. It's sad."
Some of the changes to the Island Lois considers
extreme have more to do with geography than with
people.
For example, the beach went out 300 to 350 feet
when she first came and was lined with coconut palms
that later were killed by a blight.
She says the visitors who come here now haven't
changed. Maybe more foreigners, but they come for the
same reason as everyone else.
"The people that come here now are the same kind
of people that have been coming here forever," she
said.
"They would no more think about living on
Longboat or Siesta Key than going to the North Pole.
Anna Maria Island is their security blanket and believe
me, people cry when they have to go back home no
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Sarasota versus
Anna Maria art scene
In the March issue of ARTarget News, writer and
ARTarget News board (bored) director Joe Draye lists
the "top 10 things wrong with the Sarasota-Bradenton
arts scene."
We couldn't resist sharing Draye's satirical
opinions and adding our own tongue-in-cheek counter
points.
ARTarget comments are in italic followed by our
comments on behalf of the Anna Maria art scene.
10. WATER WORLD People, leave the fish alone.
Yes, they're cute, colorful and exotic looking, but
they've been painted to death by much better artists. I
wish I had stock in the company that sells Pthalo blue
paint locally.
Stir: Like Draye, we live on or near the water and
fish seem to be obvious subject matter. And some Is-
land and Cortez artists have come up with creative
ways of treating our piscine pals. Adam Ellis of Cortez
has produced unique paintings of snook, redfish, tar-
pon, dolphin, sharks, etc. This may seem ordinary but
what Ellis does is search out old wood windows, glass
intact, for his canvas. Hung over another window with
sun shining through, they are stunning. And what about


those funky fish that island real estate magnate Mike
Norman makes of driftwood and pieces of colored
tin, his old real estate signs. Paintings or
sculptures of fish? Bring 'em on.
Can't get enough of that
funky stuff. .,
9. I'M /
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YOU'RE


I know, an art gallery spread is secondary
to sharing art and conversation with other
persons. If you have any couth, you
don't even think of eating the food.
Reservations for fine dining follow the
cultural intake.
7. BUT DOES THE RUG MATCH
STHE DRAPE? Yes, it's OK to buy
Sa piece of art that clashes with


GLUE j your decor. I don't advocate
Enough al- book burning, but I will make
ready with the an exception for Better Homes
collages, assem- and Gardens and all other
blages and every- trendy designer mags.
thing else pasted to- Stir: We agree. Burn-
gether. I call for a j ing books is not a good
moratorium on the idea. And we take excep-
sale of all glue and tion to Draye's desire to
caulk products. burn even a trendy
Stir: Why not col- magazine, not that we think
lages? It's just another Better Homes and Garden is the bench-
form of art work. Robert mark of journalism, but it is still journalism. As
Rauschenberg, another is- provided by the First Amendment, there is freedom of
lander residing on Sanibel, speech to be defended at all costs. (P.S. How the heck
did just fine with collages. And how about did we sway from art to Better Homes and Garden any-
Longboat Key collage artist Harold Winer's deli- way?) Color is good, coordinating colors is not all bad,
cate works? We'll take all we can get. but when you stumble on something perfectly suited to
8. FEED ME! Art exhibition openings are not all-u- your tastes, color can go out the window.
can-eat buffets. If you and your family like to dine out 6. I'M A PEPPER, YOU'RE A PEPPER Imitation is
cheaply, there are enough wakes in the area to fill your the sincerest form of flattery, except in art. There's
needs. enough copyright infringement around to make an
Stir: We're left to assume bean dip and Tostitos are
breaking the bank at Sarasota galleries. For a few folks PLEASE SEE STIR, NEXT PAGE


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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER I MAY 5, 1999 N PAGE 17 iM


STIR, FROM PAGE 16
army of lawyers drool. Group exhibits look like one-
man shows.
Stir: For centuries during the Renaissance period
of art, imitation was a way of life for artists. In the great
studios of Europe, artists honed their craft by working
for the masters, recreating by copying works of art or
even painting and signing the master's name to a work
they created. This form of flattery aside, styles come
and go, artists come and go. If you can afford an imi-
tation, but not the real thing, just do it. Art similar to
fine art is art nonetheless.
5. ATTACK OF THE 50-FOOT EGO Overpricing,
pompous attitudes, introversion and procrastination all
contribute to a very unprofessional landscape of art-
ists. Artists need to increase the visibility of themselves
and their work. Those masterpieces won't sell in your
living room.
Stir: We've witnessed very high prices on work by
Ringling School of Art students and recent grads, to-
tally undeserving of four-figure prices. Even $50 seems
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if Sarasota wants to pay the price, who are we to argue?
Anna Maria artists hardly cross the bridge to town and
seemingly are unaware of over-inflated, over-stated
values.
4. S.A.C. STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND OOPSS!
SARASOTA ARTS COUNCIL) What do these people
do anyway?
Stir: No question on Anna Maria, that arts groups
serve the community. The Anna Maria Island Artists
Guild, the Art League and Island Gallery West, as well
as boutiques and shops in the area, provide a venue for
artists and a place for discussing art. Art is here for the
taking and it appears the groups are all cooperating.
3. SISKEL AND EBERT This area could definitely use
another art critic. Maybe one who attends local exhibits,
and is not preoccupied with architecture. By the way, Joan
[Altabe], you haven't mentioned Robert Maplethorpe in
your column lately! Is everything alright [sic]?
Stir: Looks to us as though we're better off on our
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2. THIS TOWNAIN'TBIG ENOUGH With all of these
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STIR, FROM PATE 17


Stir: On the one hand Draye criticizes artists for
overpricing their works. On the other he castigates
willing buyers as cheap. He wants his cake as long
as he gets to eat it. We presume a lot of Sarasotans
buy "sofa art," but do they sell it at the Red Barn?

Here's the best of
Anna Maria Island art
10. None of the infighting, snobbery and haugh-
tiness that has plagued the Sarasota art scene for
years.
9. Island artists have their niches and no one com-
plains about price. It's all good.
8. Woody Candish sculptures.
7. Autumn DeFrank's whimsical jewelry art and
the mainstay of creations at Sterling Anvil.
6. Jeff Tarr and Richard Thomas paintings (shown
locally only at the Beach Bistro and Bistro at Island's
End restaurants).
4. The family-oriented and user-friendly art festi-
vals that give us a fresh point of view from local art-
ists as well as from off-island.
3. The Island Players theatre group, which breaks
a collective leg at each performance held in an intimate
and historical setting.
2. Artists who create work and don't show it or sell
it, but prefer rather to share with friends and let word
of mouth do its thing.
1. The Island's quaint atmosphere spurs an influx
of creative, talented, artistic people, much preferred
over big-city types with "how-we-do-it-up-north" atti-
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
April 25, possession of tobacco under 18, 10005
Gulf Drive. The youth admitted to smoking tobacco
and possessing tobacco products while driving, said the
report.
April 25, possession of marijuana, possession of
paraphernalia, Bayfront Park. The deputy observed
Michael J. Lee. 26, of Bradenton, in his vehicle in the
park after closing. The deputy said he received permis-
sion to search the vehicle and found a small amount of
marijuana, rolling papers, a container with marijuana
residue, several tightly rolled bills that appeared to
contain drug residue and an open container. The deputy
sent the bills to the lab for to- iin:-, issued a citation for
the open container and issued a capias warrant.
April 6, threats, 9906 Gulf Drive, Green Realty.
The victim reported the suspect made threatening
phone calls to the business. The deputy said he spoke
to the suspect who admitted making the phone calls and
said he was under the influence of alcohol when he did
so. He apologized and said it would not happen again.

Bradenton Beach
April 24, warrant arrest for failure to appear, 2513
Gulf Drive N., Circle K.
April 24, domestic battery, 400 block of Second
Street North. The victim reported she had a verbal ar-
gument with the suspect and he attacked her by pull-
ing her by the arm, hitting the side of her face and tear-
ing off her jewelry before fleeing. The suspect was lo-
cated by Holmes Beach police and placed in custody.
The victim was treated by EMS.
April 24, no valid driver's license, unlawful alter-
ation of a vehicle tag, no vehicle registration, Coquina
Beach. The officer observed the subject operating a
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April 26, suspicious circumstances, 2409 Avenue
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o April 28, DUI, 1300 block of Gulf Drive North.
The officer on patrol said he observed Eve L. Leonard,
40, of Holmes Beach, traveling with her bright lights
on, failing to stay in the lane, driving left of center and
driving off the pavement onto the shoulder of the road.
The officer stopped Leonard, administered field sobri-
ety tests and placed her in custody.
April 29, theft, Pines Mobile Home Park. The
victim reported that while he was installing a floor, he
put his furniture valued at $700 at a friend's home and
it was missing.

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April 23, suspicious, 4300 block of Gulf Drive.
The complainant reported the subject poured catsup in
his shoes. The officer spoke to both parties who agreed
to separate and cool down.
April 23, theft of a bicycle valued at $60, 5400
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April 24, suspicious, 3400 block of Gulf Drive.
The complainant reported the subject urinated in his
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subject did so, but refused to identify himself and re-
fused to answer the door when the officer knocked, said
the report.
April 24, trespass, 5418 Marina Drive, Sun &
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took a pair of socks and left the store without paying.
The complainant apprehended the suspect and re-
claimed the socks, then issued a trespass warning.
SApril 25. Marchman Act, 5400 Gulf Drive,
laundromat. The complainant reported an intoxicated
subject was in the laundromat removing his pants. The
officer located the subject, who was extremely intoxi-
cated and minus his pants. The officer said the subject
could barely stand up and could not provide the name
of someone to care for him. He was placed in custody
under the Marchman Act.
April 25, DUI, 4300 block of Gulf Drive. The
officer on patrol at the Manatee County Public Beach
observed Vincent Pennington. 32, of Bradenton, walk-
ing and said Pennington appeared to be intoxicated.
The officer located Pennington in the women's bath-
room washing his feet and asked him if he had driven
to the beach. Pennington said he had not.
A little later the officer said he observed
Pennington enter a vehicle and exit onto Gulf Drive,
making an illegal left turn. The officer stopped
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April 25, damage, 6300 block of Gulf Drive. The
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By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Bradenton Beach Officer Charles Sloan and
Holmes Beach Sgt. John "Dave" Giddens were named
by their chiefs as Officers of the Year for the Manatee
County 100 Club Award.
Sloan was lauded by Chief Sam Speciale for his
arrest of a suspect who was charged with attempting to
murder him in June 1998.
The incident began when Sloan stopped to aid
Michael J. Chely, 53, of Bradenton, who was in a dis-
abled vehicle on Cortez Road West. Sloan noted that
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check his identification, he observed a bag of mari-
juana. As Sloan reached for the marijuana, Chely
grabbed his hand, pulled out a loaded gun and pointed



STREETLIFE, FROM PAGE 19
officer observed four juveniles riding bicycle through
S&S Plaza and one was riding the bicycle described as
stolen. The juvenile saw the officer and fled, abandon-
ing the bicycle in the 5500 block of Holmes Boulevard.
The bicycle was recovered but the juvenile got away.
April 25, found property a wallet, beach end
of Peppertree Lane.
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Monkeying around
Anna Maria Elementary School students of the week are, left to right, Daniel Connelly, Kristi Wickersham,
Emily Salter, Dustin Brown, Ashley La Rose, Heather Foy, Michael Cramer, Sylvie Mariolan, Jake Miles,
Kayla Boak, Sage Geeraerts, Sean Powers and Cory Wash.


Almost a third of the way to the top
Pam Fortenberry is updating the scale she designed and painted for the Helping Hands program at Anna
Maria Elementary School, for which hand-painted tiles in a variety of designs and colors can be purchased
for display in the school's corridor. Funds from the program go to purchase playground equipment for the
children. The goal is to raise $60,000. For more information, contact Joyce Karp at 778-2995.


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Wednesday, 5/12/99
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Appreciation Week at Anna Maria Elementary
School. Their hard work didn't go unnoticed by the
staff and teachers.


Kindergartners take the stage Go fly a kite
While fifth-graders in Anne Kinnan's class participated in space boot camp, Students in Karen Paul's third-grade class spend the last part of the school day
kindergartners soared to new heights with song in a special production called flying kites of assorted sizes and colors in the school'sfield. The weather coop-
"Space Jammin'." erated with blue skies and just enough wind to set the kites sailing.







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Dale's triple in 6th keys
Bali Hai win over WMFD
Kyle Dale jumped on the first pitch in the bottom of
the sixth inning, driving a triple into centerfield to key Bali
Hai's 4-3 win over West Manatee Fire District.
Dale's hit one-hopped to the fence and gave him a
stand-up triple. When the throw from center flew over
the third baseman's head and into the stands, Dale
walked home with the winning run.
In a tense game from start to finish, the tone in-
cluded what all good games have: pitching, defense and
timely hitting by both teams in a mano-a-mano battle
played Monday, April 26.
Joey Mattay started for Bali Hai, giving up one hit
and two runs while striking out four in 3 1/3 innings.
Middle reliever Logan Bystrom stopped WMFD with
five timely strikeouts, giving up one run on two hits
over two innings, while Taylor Manning mopped up in
the top of the sixth, striking out two and gaining the win
on Dale's hit.
WMFD pitcher Brett Milks had a clutch perfor-
mance, handcuffing Bail Hai hitters with a wicked
curve ball after setting them up with his fastball. Milks
struck out seven, gave up two hits and one run before
giving way to Anthony Rosas, who surrendered six hits
and three runs and had one strikeout.
It looked like Bali Hai would strike in the bottom
of the first when Courtney Taylor walked and moved
to second on a wild pitch.
With two outs and Bali Hai clean-up batter Man-
ning at the plate, Taylor tried to take third on another
wild pitch and was gunned down with a perfect strike
from catcher Michael Cramer to Greg Lowman, who
made the tag on a hard-sliding Taylor, Manning was
left stranded in the batter's box.
In the top of the second, Mattay ran into control
trouble and walked the first three batters. An attempted
suicide squeeze bunt was foiled when Mattay jumped


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Bali Hai's Taylor Manning mopped up in the top of
the sixth against WMFD, striking out two and
gaining the win on a Kyle Dale hit.

off the mound, grabbed the ball and stepped on home
to force Milks for the first out.
Michael Spicer came up and lashed a double to right
off Mattay that scored Fellows and Cramer for a 2-0 lead.
Mattay struck out two batters to end the threat.
After missing his turn at bat in the first, Manning
hit a blue darter down third for a double and went to
third on a wild pitch. After Dale struck out, Adam
Bouziane hit a first-pitch grounder to short, scoring
Manning. Bouziane was thrown out on a fine play by
Chase Parker. Milks got out of the inning by striking
out Bystrom on 3-2 curveball.
Mattay had an easy third because of his team's
defense. Rosas popped out to third, Milks grounded
one deep to the right of Manning at short and Manning,
a lefty, scooped the ball and fired to first for one of the
best plays of the night. After Fellows walked, he was
thrown out at second by Bali Hai catcher Sean Pittman
following a wild pitch.
Milks also had it easy in the third, striking out


In AA action, the Bistros' Ben Murphy got a hit off
the mean machine last week.

Andrew Prudente, getting Chad Richardson to ground
to third and striking out Taylor.
In the top of the fourth, WMFD's Cramer reached
on a throwing error and went to second. Whitley
walked and both Cramer and Whitley advanced on a
wild pitch. Mattay then walked Spicer on four pitches.
With the bases loaded, Cramer tried to score on a wild
pitch, but was tagged out in a run down by Taylor.
That's when Bystrom came in to relieve Mattay.
He promptly walked Eric Star, but struck out Lowman
and Parker, each on three pitches, to get Bali Hai out
of a bases-loaded jam.
Rosas took over for Milks in the bottom of the
fourth. Mattay hit a leadoff high hopper and beat it out
for an infield single. He went to second on a passed ball
and then third on the catcher's wild throw.
Manning popped out to third for the first out. Then
Dale came to bat and hit what appeared to be at least a
double down the left field line but was called foul. Dale
then popped out to second. Rosas struck out Bouziane
to end the threat.
Bystrom took care of the next three batters with
two Ks and a groundout.
In the bottom of the fifth, Bystrom laid down a
perfect bunt single. The next batter, Lorenzo Rivera. hit
a soft liner that looked like it would sneak over Milks'
glove at first, but he snared it and dove back to first to
double up Bystrom, who was leaning toward second
after thinking hit by Rivera.
Rosas let Bali Hai back in it when he issued
three walks.
Mattay then sent a double up the middle to score
Bouziane and Dominick Termini. Manning struck out
on a low fast ball with a mighty swing that created a
breeze for the fans along the first base line.
"Big hit, Joeg hit. Bi hit," manager Vinny DiPaolo
said to Mattay as the team came off the field.
Indeed it was. Bali Hai went up 3-2.
With Bystrom still on the mound, WMFD's
Cramer singled to right in the top of the sixth and went
to second and Whitley struck out.
Trey Andricks singled to center to score Cramer,
knotting the game at three runs each. DiPaolo had seen
enough and put in Manning, who struck out the next
two batters to end the threat.
What looked like it would become an extra-inning
affair became moot when Dale took the first pitch deep
and scored the winning run as the throw from center
flew into the stands along third base.

Kiwanis 10, Haley's 8
In another tight game the following night, Kiwanis
eked out a win over Haley's 10-8 April 27. Brian
DeBellevue led the way with two hits, an RBI and a run
scored.
Skyler Purcell paced Haley's by going three for
four with a double, a triple, a homerun, two RBIs and
three runs scored.

Bali Hai 13, WMFD 6
Taylor Manning showed why he's the most dan-
gerous hitter in Anna Maria Little League. Manning put
on a hitting clinic by hitting a grand slam, a double, a
single and knocking in eight runs to lead Bali Hai to
.another win April 29.
Teammate Sean Pittman scored three runs, while
Joey Mattay scored two, Kyle Dale hit a double and
Adam Bouziane had two hits and scored a run.
For WMFD, the Milks brothers, Brad and Brett,
PLEASE SEE SPORTS, NEXT PAGE


Little League baseball schedule

Major. League
All games played at Community Center at 7p.m.
May 6 Haley's Motel vs. Bali Hai
May 7 Kiwanis vs. WMFD
May 10 Playoff round 1

AAA Division
All games played at Community Center
May 5 C&M Construction vs. Air & Energy at 5 p.m.
May 6 Quality Builders vs. Island Animal Clinic at 5 p.m.
May 8 Island Animal Clinic vs. C&M Construction at 5 p.m.
Wagner Realty vs. Air & Energy at 7 p.m.
May 10 C&M Construction vs. Wagner Realty at 5 p.m.
May 12 Quality Builders vs. Air & Energy at 5 p.m.

AA Division
All games played at Community Center
May 7 Island Real Estate vs. Bridge St. Pier & Cafe at 5 p.m.
May 8 Betsy Hills Real Estate vs. The Bistros at 10 a.m.
Bridge St. Pier & Cafe vs. Island Real Estate at 11:30 a.m.
May 11 Betsy Hills Real Estate vs. Bridge St. Pier & Cafe at 5 p.m.

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Haley's Blake Tyre smacked one down the first baseline, going three for three at the plate against Kiwanis.
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SPORTS, FROM PAGE 22
each had two hits while Anthony Rosas scored a pair,.
as did third baseman Greg Lowman.

Haley's 15, Kiwanis 5
Skyler Purcell again paced a Haley's offense that
crushed Kiwanis April 30. Purcell had a triple, two
RBIs and scored three runs.
Will Langston was two for three with a double,,
Matt Sankey had a double and two RBIs, Blake Tyre
was three for three at the plate, Daniel Miller had two
hits and scored two and Brian DeBellevue had two hits
and scored two for Kiwanis.

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Schneerer pitched three innings and had six
strikeouts, while Fike pitched the fourth to close out the
game. Fike, who struck out one, got another to ground
out and the last batter to pop up, relieved Schneerer
because of a Little League rule that prevents a player
from pitching more than six innings in one week.
The game was called in the fourth because of the
10-run mercy rule.
Quality Builders Coach Brad Lisk said it was a
night when everything clicked.
"The kids did everything right. They looked sharp
and made every play," Lisk said. "When the kids play
this well, as a coach you just keep your mouth shut and
let them go with it."
If you have sports news to report whether its base-
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Majors

Bali Hai
Haley's Motel
WMFD
Kiwanis


Win
15
10
6
1


AAA
Win
Island Animal 5
Quality Builders 4
C&M Construction 1
Wagner Realty 1
Air & Energy 1
(AAA second-half standings)

AA


Betsy Hills R.E.
The Bistros
Island R.E.
Bridge St.Pier

Majors Batting
Taylor Manning
Blake Tyre
Evan Wolfe
Jordan Bowers
Chris Nelson
Mark Sankey
Joey Mattay
Will Langston
Adam Bouziane


Pitching Win/Loss
Taylor Manning
Chris Nelson
Logan Bystrom
Joey Mattay


Win
12
9
3
1


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.647
.604
.500
.413
.391
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.385
.333
.316


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Little League standings
as of May 1


Tie
0
0
0
0


Loss
1
6
10
15


Loss
0
0
3
4
4


Loss
1
3
10
12






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A really, really, REALLY big boat story


Is bigger really better? One Sarasota entrepre-
neur thinks so.
Norman Nixon is trying to get investment capi-
tal to the tune of $400 million to launch what he
hopes will be a $6 billion cruise ship.
It's not just any cruise liner, though this one
will be three-quarters of a mile long, 750 feet wide
and 25 stories high. It will hold 50,000 people and
have golf courses, a hospital, schools and an airport.
To give you an idea of the size, consider the 200
acres of parks on board, or the 250-slip marina at the
ship's stern; Longboat Key Harborside Moorings
has a 250-slip marina and is Florida's second-larg-
Sest.
What blows me away is the power plant. The
boat will have 100 diesel engines that will power
100 propellers, 60 fore and 40 aft. Considering its
length of 4,320 feet, 10 knots seems pretty speedy.
Nixon calls his dream "Freedom Ship." He
hopes to sell more than 2,300 condominium units on
board the vessel to create a city about the size of
Sarasota. "Residents" would fly or ferry to and from
the ship as it cruises around the world once every
two years, or live on board as full-time residents.
Prices range from $194,000.for a 450-square-
foot condo to $7.2 million penthouse with 5,100
square feet that sleeps 10. Oh, the monthly mainte-
nance fee for the penthouse is more than $11,000.
I mei Nixon several years ago when he unsuc-
cessfully ran for the office of Sarasota County Tax
Collector. He's kind of an unassuming guy who
looks more like an accountant than a zeal-filled en-
trepreneur bucking the odds in a high-stakes global
game of "get some money."
Think about what he's trying to.do. Assuming he
does get the bucks together, finds a shipyard some-
where and actually builds "Freedom Ship," he's go-
ing to have to deal with a multi-cultural population
that is in constant flux. Provisioning the ship is a
task that boggles the mind. Basically, he's creating
a self-contained country and Nixon is even think-
ing about creating his own currency to use on board.
There's no word on what system of government
he will utilize on the big boat, but he does plan to
hire a security force of about 2,000 people to com-
bat any terrorism threats and handle the day-to-day
domestic and other complaints.
Apparently, Scandinavians are the biggest con-
verts to date, although Nixon hopes to sell the "Free-
dom Ship" concept to oil-rich Middle East billion-
aires later this year. He says that worldwide demand


. : : . . .. .
for such vessels is so great that he eventually envi-
sions up to five of the big boats cruising the high
seas.
"High seas" is the operative word, by the way,
since the boat doesn't plan to enter port, but instead
stay offshore, and to avoid any governmental en-
tanglements, "Freedom Ship" will never leave inter-
national water.
Oh, and as to that sinking "Titanic" problem,
Nixon's boat has a hull that is composed of 600 wa-
tertight steel cells that should offset any unforeseen
icebergs. "Freedom Ship" is big enough to weather
a hurricane, Nixon says, but the boat captain plans
to avoid big blows whenever possible.
If you want to buy into the project, log onto
www.freedomship.com on the Internet. Nixon is tak-
ing reservations now, and will ask for financial de-
posits when construction starts.
Good luck, Norman. Somehow I think you'll
need it.

'Cruise ship of the skies'
Speaking of big, the world's second-largest air-
craft manufacturer is planning to build a superjet that
will hold 650 passengers. How big is it? Well, the
biggest passenger jet right now is the Boeing 747,
which holds 450 people.
The Airbuse Industrie's "A-3XXX" will cost
$10 billion. It would have a gym, shops, sleeping
areas and would be used for long-range flights
across the Pacific Ocean or around Asia.
There are problems with the big plane in areas
that you would never think about. Dumping 650
people at one time at one airport would swamp the


baggage handling facilities, not to mention the car
rental services. There are also concerns about evacu-
ation of all those folks.
Hmmm ... I wonder how many lifeboats Nixon
plans on "Freedom Ship"?

A funny
We were all giggling last week at the antics on
St. Armands Circle. Seems a man and woman were
arrested and charged with committing a lewd and
lascivious act about 9 p.m. while scores of circle
walkers slurped on double-dip ice cream cones.
The pair were on a bench in front of the White
House clothing store when they were going at it.
And yes, police say they really were "going at it."
I'll let you write a lead to the story which seems
to have it all sexual intercourse, ice cream cones,
the White House ... sounds familiar, doesn't it?

Sandscript factoid
As Florida Legislators hunker down at home this
week after their annual 60-day trip to Tallahassee to
do the work of the people, here's a little political
factoid.
Several years ago, when the Democratic-Repub-
lican ratio in the House and Senate was about a 50-
50 tie, the Hillsborough County delegation appeared
to have a Republican majority for the first time in
decades. Democrats were outraged until one brilliant
person realized that Pinellas County House District
55 covered a big chunk of Tampa Bay. Further in-
vestigation revealed that the district included
Egmont Key, and Egmont Key was in Hillsborough
County and had two full-time residents/voters: Park
Ranger Bob Baker and his wife.
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Hillsborough County Legislative Delegation on the
strength of those two voters, and broke the then-Re-
publican delegation lock.
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member slice of Hillsborough County this year, with
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Cold knocks snook back; tarpon moving in fast


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Last weekend's rare May cold front knocked back
snook fishing, pushing the wary sportfish off the flats.
But with temperatures warming to the 90s this week,
snook action should pick up. Tarpon are showing and
there were reports of four hookups last week. Kingfish
are starting to fall off but still catchable. Big mackerel
still around and barracuda and bonita are moving in for
those willing to fish off the beach.
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez reporting for
Capt. Zack on the Dee-Jay II said flounder, trout,
reds and big jacks are common all over the bays. In the
Gulf, Spanish mackerel are plentiful with kings and
cobia on the wain. There are a lot of barracudas and
bonitas moving in.
Rod and Reel Pier anglers report catching lots of
mackerel, the occasional snook, some pompano, drum
and plenty of jacks and blue runners.
The Anna Maria City Pier reports catches of a
few sheepshead, snook, redfish, flounder and mackerel.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair said he
caught snook, redfish and trout for his customers.
Carl at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said Mat
Lantz and Joe Johnson went offshore and caught seven
cobia. Wade fishermen are landing trout and snook.
Redfish are still scattered because of the wind. Bait fish
are showing up while shrimp are getting scarce.
Capt. Rick Gross said he's been doing well catch-
ing keeper grouper, limiting out on mangrove snapper
and also nailing a few permit.
Capt. Tom Chaya said he caught mangrove snap-
per, mackerel and a few kingfish.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said snook fishing
is fair while snapper fishing is rated excellent. There
are still a few cobia around and tarpon are showing
more and more.
Capt. Kurt Morrison said fishing is excellent
offshore and he's bringing home plenty of grouper,
snapper and kingfish.
Capt. Mark Bradow said his clients hooked into
two tarpon recently.
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said snook are being caught in Terra Ceia Bay while
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are in Miguel Bay.


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pound kingfish while fishing with Capt. Tom Chaya.
On my boat Magic, we caught a few reds and
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2311 Avenue B, Bradenton Beach, a ground-level
577 sfla lbed/lbath home built in 1952 on a 50x100
lot, was sold 12/23/98, Thompson to Stone, for
$90,000; list $99,900.
424 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, an elevated, canalfront
2,352 sfla home built in 1990 on a 52x110 lot, was sold
12/23/98, Galati to Lathrop, for $325,000.
533 70th St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level 1,485
sfla 2bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1966 on a
91x127x125x135 lot, was sold 12/22/98, Hogan to
Turner, for $261,500: list $267,500.
638 Dundee, Holmes Beach, a ground-level,
canalfront 3,098 sfla 5bed/4bath/2car/pool home built
in 1966 on a 140x100 cul-de-sac lot, was sold 12/22/
98, Burger to Rolen, for $475,000; list $489,000.
1007 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, 106 Summer
Sands, a 1,536 sfla 2bed/2bath/2car condo built in
1982, was sold 12/28/98, Hellman to Brennan, for
$206,000; list $209,000.
117 81st St., Holmes Beach, a two-story 2,098 sfla
3bed/3bath home built in 1974 on a 50x80 lot, was sold
12/31/98, Kirk to Hines, for $229,000; list 239,000.
201 67th St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level 1,458
sfla 4bed/2bath duplex built in 1961 on a 100x70 lot,
was sold 12/30/98, Toledo to Reinholz, for $165,000;
list $164,900.
208 Palm, Anna Maria; an elevated 3bed/2bath
1,344 sfla home built in 1995 on a 50x110 lot, was sold
furnished 12/31/98, Barlow to Falk, for $195,000; list
$195,000 by owner.
2113 Avenue C, Bradenton Beach, a ground-level
1,008 sfla home built in 1920 on a 50x 100 lot, was sold
12/31/98, Jennette to Bowers, for $118,000.
503 Manatee Ave. W., Holmes Beach, a 5,114 sf
commercial building built in 1980 on a 200x200 lot,
was sold 12/29/98, Newport Westbay Ltd. to Wlm. T.
Shearon, for $475,000.
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103 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, a ground-level
2,840 sf commercial building built in 1949 on a 53x100
lot, was sold 1/7/99, Wiley to Rappaport, for $215,000;
list $325,000.
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114x38x90x 100 lot, was sold 1/6/99, Hays to Hueber,
for $145,000.
405 80th St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level 1,961
sfla 2bath/lcar duplex built in 1952 on a 90x95 lot, was
sold 1/4/99, Ewing to Lance, for $175,000.
5808 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 207-N Waters
Edge, a 2bed/2bath 1,184 sfla condo built in 1975, was
sold 1/5/99, Guemmer to McCann, for $240,000; list
$250,000.
601 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, 204 Gulf
Watch, a 1,282 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1986,
was sold 1/4/99, Murdoch to Freetz, for $145,500.
6300 Flotilla, Holmes Beach, 77 Shell Point, a
1,436 sfla 3bed/2bath condo built in 1973, was sold 1/
6/99, MacVicar to Ransel, for $134,500.
703 North Shore Dr., Anna Maria, a ground-level
2bed/lbath/lcp 962 sfla home built in 1969 on a 60x85
lot, was sold 1/7/99, McKay to Lockwood Holdings
Inc., for $255,000.
802 Gladiolus, Anna Maria, a 70x 100 lot, was sold
1/6/99, Garcia to Albert, for $140,000.
857 North Shore Dr., Anna Maria, a ground-level
1,663 sfla 3bed/2bath/2bar bayfront (50 feet from be-
ing Gulffront) home built in 1972 on a 72x 125 lot, was
sold 1/5/99, KEJ Corp to Chapman, for $465,000; list
$489,900.
8806 Gulf Dr., Anna Maria, an elevated 936 sfla
2bed/2bath/2car/pool home built in 1976 on a 50x100
lot, was sold 1/8/99, Zubero to Otto, for $208,000; list
$229,900.
1801 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 243 Runaway
Bay, a bayfront 1,080 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in
1978, was sold 1/14/99, Overholt to Appleyard, for
$150,000; list $156,000.
207 Bay Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, a ground-
level bayfront 2bed/2bath/lcar duplex built in 1945
on a 50x130 lot, was sold 1/14/99 [or 12/29/98 tax
roll] for $155,000.
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2802 Avenue E, Holmes Beach, a Gulffront 1,630
sfla 4bed/4bath duplex built in 1976 on a 100x100 lot,
was sold 1/11/99, Avery to Graham & Hyslop, for
$467,500; list $495,000.
3002, 3004, 3006 Avenue C, Holmes Beach, a
150x100 commercial lot(s), was sold 1/15/99, Bazzy to
Padronaggio, for $180,000.
412 Poinsettia, Anna Maria, a 67x 124 lot, was sold
1/12/99, Michaels to Pogue, for $100,000.
501 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, 208 Bridgeport,
a 1,128 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1982, was sold
1/15/99, Gols to Graham, for $102,000.
529 67th St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level
canalfront 1,062 sfla 2bed/2bath/lcar home built in
1972 on an 80x112 lot, was sold 1/13/99, Miller to
Fuller, for $177,250.
701 Key Royale, Holmes Beach, a ground-level
bayfront 2,160 sfla 3bed/2bath/2car home built in 1970
on a 100x150 lot, was sold 1/15/99, Huget to Purdum,
for $413,200.
104 Newton Lane, Anna Maria, a ground-level 914
sfla 2bed/lbath/lcp home built in 1950 on two lots
measuring 50x100 each, was sold 1/19/99, Fancher to
Russell, for $185,000; list $189,000.
208 56th St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level 1,837
sfla 4bed/2bath/lcp duplex built in 1966 on a 100x 117
lot, was sold 1/19/99, Ewing to Kelly, for $177,000.
2901 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, a 50x100 lot, was
sold 1/20/99, Rosedale to Murray Builder, for $61,000.
2905 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, a new house on a
50x 100 lot, was sold 1/20/99, J.E. Murray Builder Inc.
to Tollner, for $186,389.
2906 Avenue C, Holmes Beach, an elevated 1,835
sfla 2bed/2bath/2cp home built in 1982 on a 50x100
lot, was sold 1/20/99, Lamorie/McNamara to Quillian,
for $157,500.
307 64th St., Holmes Beach, an 85x110 lot, was
sold 1/22/99, Davis to Mischke, for $70,000.
516 72nd St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level 1,496
sfla 2 bath canalfront home built in 1958 on a 95x117
lot, was sold 1/21/99, Brownewell to Vanalsburg, for
$275,000.
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
lbed/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/lcar home built in 1974 on
a pie-shaped lot, was sold 1/26/99, Travetto to Byrne,
for $165,000.
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&l/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 $139,000.
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
$103,000; 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
$195,000.
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 lbed/lbath home built in 1966
on its on lot, was sold 2/1/99, Baker to Saylor, for
$65,000.
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;
list $124,000.
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.
2202 Avenue A, Bradenton Beach, an elevated
1,372 sfla/3,360 sfur 3bed/2bath/2car home built in
1993 on a 50x100 lot, was sold 2/16/99, Cloutman to
Bressi, for $220,000; list $229,000.
2212 Avenue A, Bradenton Beach, a 50x100 lot,
was sold 2/18/99, Grover to Cloutman, for $72,000.
2412 Avenue C, Bradenton Beach, a 936 sfla/1,134
sfur home built in 1973, was sold 2/19/99, Al
Stevenson Buildings to Coleman, for $110,000.
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Mug shots for Gulf Coast Writers Group workshop
A recent Gulf Coast Writers Group workshop con-
cluded with Holmes Beach Commissioner Don
Maloney presenting a club mug to Jim Schriner, who
0 was guest speaker.
Schriner owns Bayside Press and presents life his-
tory classes. The inscription on the mug, the club's
motto, reads, "Rejection ain't for sissies."
Schriner holds a master's degree in communication
science and a doctorate's degree in adult education.
While stationed at the Fifth U.S. Army Headquarters
in Chicago, he served as senior editor for 11 post news-
papers. He wrote his first book, "Lena, the Siren of the
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fly," and he is currently working on a book about his
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E mail: smithami@gate.net
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ISLAND DUPLEX. Charming 2BR/1BA duplex
close to beach and Bay. Tropical landscaping, tin
roof, ceramic tile floors throughout, updated bath-
rooms, pecky cypress kitchens, laundry facilities,
central AC and heat. $199,000. Call Carol Williams
744-0700 eves.


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1/2 duplex with greatroom, vaulted ceilings,
Berber carpet and Mexican tile. Parking for 4-5
cars under building. Central to everything.
$159,900. Dial the Duncans! Judy 778-1589 or
Darcie 779-2290 eves.




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Island setting on a natural canal. Tiered dock,
boat ramp, privacy fenced decks off living room
and family rooms. Updated kitchen and baths.
$268,000. Call Carla Price 778-0770 eves.


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DICK MAHER
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ISLAND SPECIALISTS
778-4800
1-800-237-2252



5201 Gul Drive Holnm Beach. FL 34217


GULF VIEW COMMERCIAL IN ANNA MARIA
10006 Gulf Drive
A 2-story 4-unit Spanish style building with lots of design
options. 2,740 sq. ft. 2 full baths up, 2 half baths down. Up
currently office and custodial suite; down currently retail.
Parks nine. $340,000.

Doug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, Fl 34216
Phone & Fax: (941)778-1222
E-Mail: dougdowling@earthlink.net
http://home.earthlink.net/-dougdowling/



ANNA MARIA
ISLAND



REAL ESTATE, INC.







Mary Ann Schmidt Helen White
Eves. 778-4931 Eves. 778-6956
CLOSE TO BEACH
2BR/1.5BA home in central Holmes Beach. Excellent
rental -orvacation home. A great buy! $148,500.
PERICO PATIO-POOL HOME
2BR/2BA Perico Island patio home. In-ground pool,
two-car garage, ceramic tile, mirror, fireplace. $159,900.
SABAL PALMS CONDO
2BR/1.5BA furnished condo. Westside, convenient to
everything. Pool and clubhouse. Close to golf. $59,900.
WATERWAY
3BR/3BA luxurious penthouse condo. Private boat dock,
water view, elevator, tennis, heated pool. $259,000.
DIRECT GULFFRONT
2BR/1.5BA seaside beach house condo. Furnished, end-
unit, heated pool, beautiful beach and view. $225,000.
SAILBOAT WATER
3BR/2BA family home. Large sunny family room.
Ceramic tile and terrazzo. Private dock, playhouse. $229,000.








Julie Gilstrap Patti Marifjeren
LTG, GRI REALTOR/
Property Manager Property Manager
ANNUAL RENTALS
Sandy Pointe 2BR/2BA condo $900
Coquina Beach Club efficiency $700
3BR/2BA house on canal $1,000
5102 5th Ave-2BR/IBA house, direct Gulffront $2,650
3029 Gulf of Mexico-3BR/2BA house, direct Gulffront-$1,200
SEASONAL RENTALS
Condominiums and Houses Weekly/Monthly
from $700 week/ $1500 month
779-0202 1(800)7326434
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with OLD FLORIDA REALTY COMPANY
as the Rental Manager.
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2501 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach, Fl 34217
Sales (941) 778-3377 Rentals (800) 778-9599


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Realtor


Mariners Cove .... $229,900-$297,500
ISLAND HOMES:
208 75th St .................. $299,000
502 Magnolia ................ $249,000
114 Park ..................... $239,000
203 76th St .............. $219,900
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

DUPLEXES/TRIPLEXES
MULTI FAMILY PROPERTIES:
202 35th St .................. $729,000
201 35th St ................. $640,000
2302 Gulf Dr ............... $569,000
101 25th St ................. $549,000
2219 Gulf Dr ............... $375,000
203 76th St .................. $219,900


Realtor 312 64th St .................. $219,0C
| 5806 Holmes Blvd......... $199,9C

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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

MAINLAND:
449 North Shore (Sarasota)... $299,900
1769 Vamo Drive.......... $299,000
419 51st St NW............ $269,900
5107 35th Street W ........ $79,900
COMMERCIAL
PROPERTIES
304 Pine Ave ................ $224,000
310 Pine Ave................ $299,900


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WATERFRONT
HOMES:
60 North Shore Dr ........ $689,000
520 58th Street..... ....... $619,000
Frank Davis 8023 Marina Isle .......... $549,900
Broker 520 Bayview P ............. $499,000
407 20th Place ............. $529,000
525 68th Street .................. $339,900
703 South Bay Blvd ........... $319,900
226 South Harbor .............. $189,000
KEY ROYALE
Chris Shaw WATERFRONT HOMES:
Realtor
631 Foxworth La.... ...... $795,000
tE. 726 Key Royale Dr .............. $695,000
S 613 Ivanhoe La............. $675,000
624 Foxworth Lane............ $339,000
WATERFRONT
Tom Nelson AND ISLAND CONDOS:
Realtor f700 Clf Dr ......... $339.000


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

MACINTOSH POWERBOOK 520. Laptop model,
ready to use. 778-7978.

DINING ROOM TABLE with 3 by 5-foot rectangular,
beveled glass top. Wrought iron base is a wine rack.
Really nice! Need to sell, make offer. 778-6234.

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

MACINTOSH PERFORM 6200 CD. 64 MB RAM,
1 GIG hard drive, 15-in. color monitor. OS 8.5, new
Zoom 56K modem. Loaded with software!
Pagemaker 6.0, Photoshop 3.0, Pagemill 3.0,
Illustrator 5.5, Quark Xpress 3.32, MS Word 5.0, plus
more. $850. Optional Iomega zip drive, $100 and
Apple Laserwriter 300, $175 are available. All in mint
condition. 748-6222.

BEDROOM SET contemporary Formica, rust and
pecan. Queen, thirteen pieces, paid $4,000, sell for
$500. Extra Nice! 778-9486.

DINING ROOM pecan color table, four chairs, lighted
cabinet, $700. White-washed dresser, mirror, two
night stands, twin headboard, $300. 795-5046.

QUEEN BED $125, matching night stand and draw-
ers $100. Light colors, good condition sofa $125,
leather recliner $100. Lots more. 779-1172.


LORD'S WAREHOUSE THRIFT Shop. Open
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, 9am to 3pm.
May day sales! 6140 Gulf of Mexico Drive. 383-4738.

TREASURE SALE SATURDAY May 8, 6:30am.
Collectibles, furniture, clothing, microwave, drapery,
rods, prints and more. 611 Gladstone (Key Royale),
Holmes Beach.


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


GARAGE SALE SATURDAY May 8, 9am to 2pm.
Clothing, tools, dishes and much more. 521 67th
Street, Holmes Beach.
ROSER THRIFT SHOP Open Tuesdays and Thurs-
days 9:30am-2pm. Saturday 9-Noon. Donations
Wednesday 9-11am. Always sale racks. 511 Pine
Avenue, Anna Maria.

MOVING SALE EXTRAVAGANZA Saturday May 8,
7:30am until all gone. Lots of treasures: cement
patio table, patio chairs, washer and dryer, fans,
ten-speed mountain bikes, plants, wicker chest,
garden tools, etc. No reasonable offer refused. 603
Baronet Lane, Holmes Beach. 778-2409.

MOVING SALE Friday, Saturday, Sunday, May
7,8,9. 8am-4pm. Furniture, pictures, dishes, tools,
1989 Chevy S-10. 315 Pine, Anna Maria.

GARAGE SALE SATURDAY May 8, 9am. Some
furniture, toys, etc. 505 71st St., Holmes Beach.

CARPORT SALE SATURDAY May 8, 9am-2pm.
Clothing, books, collectibles and much more. 206
Coconut Dr., Anna Maria.

YARD SALE SATURDAY 9am-4pm. Downsizing for
a move soon! Loads of treasures and clothes. 3005
Ave. E, Holmes Beach.

ESTATE SALE/ART SALE, Saturday May 8. Some
antiques, furniture, etc. 206 69th St., Holmes Beach.
708-0292 eves.


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

PREMIERCOM LONG DISTANCE phone service.
7.5 flat rate, Florida 7.1, 800 numbers same rates.
888-785-7859.

STOCKS, BONDS, MUTUAL FUNDS, CDs. Call
Ryan Young at Edward Jones Investments. I make
house calls! 5008 Manatee Avenue West, 746-3348.




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


Residential Comnmercial/Induslrial Properly Managenent Mortgage Loans Title Insurance Vacation Rentals

Ah MARTINIQUE $139,000. Great I DEEP
view of Gulf of Mexico from this CANALFRONT HOME!
1BR/1BA. Turnkey furnished. In- 3BR/3BA to y rd
Sludes community heated pooland3BR/3BA totally renovate
with master suite overlooking
tennis courts. Call Carol Heinze with master suite overlooking
S*751-1155 B35824 wide canal. Room for a pool
S-. ANALFRO. LOT 7 10. sundeck and a boat dock
CANALFRONT LOT $150.000..


Carol S. Heinze
REALTOR/CRS
778-5059


with direct access to Gulf and bay
with no bridges. Near library and
shopping. Call Carol Heinze, Real-
tor 751-1155. IB33995


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


Includes two-car garage.
$339,000. Call Karin Stephan,
Realtor 924-9000. IB36828.


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. Call Carol Heinze, Realtor 751-1155. IB36915
TUCKED AWAY in quiet area of Anna Maria. Beautifully maintained and landscaped 3BR/2BA home. Screened and cov-
ered patio area by pool is great for entertaining. Large screened upstairs porch overlooks pool and has view of the bayou.
Call Pat Thompson, Realtor 751-1155. IB37311
BRADENTON BEACH DUPLEX 2BR/1BA in each side. Duplex includes a 50x100 lot that is also zoned for a duplex. Only
one block to the beach. $299,000. Duplex can be purchased without lot. Call Carol Heinze, Realtor 751-1155 or Karin
Stephan, Realtor 924-9000. IB36091

SEASONAL & VACATION RENTALS 941-778-0766
Visit our exciting new comprehensive web site at vwww.arvidarealt)services.com


LOST: TWO CHILD'S SILVER BRACELET and pair
of gold loop earrings. Broken-hearted little girl. Lost
at 77th St. Beach. Call 778-4476.


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. $9,000 or best offer, 778-2581.


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

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

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

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.

BOAT SLIP FOR RENT. Holmes Beach 778-7039.

16-FT. HOBIE CAT, trailer, beach wheels included.
$500. Call 778-4717.


BRIDGE STREET PIER & Cafe is now accepting
servers. Please apply in person. 200 Bridge St.,
Bradenton Beach.
CLERK FOR GIFT SHOP, full/part-time. Buccaneer
Inn 383-5565.



"Fresh" Mullet Sale

Ore than a mullet wrappe.

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Mullet T-shirts ... $10 Mugs ... $7.50
Mail order add $3 s/h. 941 778 7978
5404 Marina Drive Holmes Beach




Wedebroclete Company



THREE GULFFRONT
ISLAND RESORTS FOR SALE
Island Resort Hotel outstanding oppor-
tunity. Year-round occupancy 92%, $506k-
plus NOI asking $5,250,000.
A gracious renovated classic 1930's island-
style resort, $350k gross, asking $1,795,000.

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



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


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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
Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

SERVERS NEEDED: cocktail, poolside, and week-
end lunch servers. Host/hostess. Dishwashers, full/
part-time. Buccaneer Inn 383-5565.

ANNA MARIA RESORT seeks conscientious, dili-
gent, dedicated, hard-working, part-time house-
keeper. Flexible hours, pleasant working conditions,
generous amenities. 778-4784.

MAINTENANCE FOR SMALL MOTEL. Landscape
maintenance, small jobs, painting, window washing,
etc. One day per week. Ideal for active retirees. Call
778-3053 for more details.

REAL ESTATE ASSOCIATES NEEDED. Small, busy
Island office. Call for confidential interview. T. Dolly
Young Real Estate. 778-0807. After hours 778-5427.

ISLAND LUMBER AND HARDWARE has openings for
cabinetmaker, metal-shop worker and deliveries. Pick up
application at 213 54th St., Holmes Beach. 778-3082.

MANAGER FOR CONDOMINIUM complex on Anna
Maria. Competitive compensation package. Must be
Florida licensed, experienced, enthusiastic and live
nearby. Provide letter of application/resume, etc. by
May 12 to: MSLA, 100 Cummings Center, Suite
457G, Beverly, MA 01915.

ANNA MARIA'S LARGEST little beach shoppe has
an immediate Dart-time sales opening. Great pay and
great-runr Flexible hours, weekdays and some week-
ends. Two Sides of Nature, apply at either location:
Post Office Plaza, Anna Maria or Bridge Street,
Bradenton Beach.


CLERK PART-TIME, evenings, weekends, holidays.
Retirees welcome. Shell Land Gifts, 301 Gulf Dr.
South, Bradenton Beach.

HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED small resort. $8.00 per
hour to start. Flexible hours, paid vacation. 383-2105.

HELP WANTED CLEANING to light yard work. 20-
25 hours per week. Between 9am-2pm. Holidays,
weekends included. Haleys Motel 778-5405.

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.



PLEASANT ISLAND COMPANION for hire. Parents
coping with Alzheimer's? Need an hour or two off?
Call Robin 778-0465.



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

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

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

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

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


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,
insured. 761-1863.

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

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

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

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

CLEANING TEAM, experienced, references, free
estimates. Call Maureen 778-5717.

LICENSED COMPUTER SPECIALIST. Available
evening, weekend. For any computer needs, hard-
ware, software, network, commercial, private. Call
778-8473.

ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING removes
unsightly black mildew, salt and dirt from house
exteriors, windows, roofs, gutters, driveways and
decks. Call 778-0944.


PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Affordable profes-
sional property management at last! We offer 30
years of local experience, a variety of management
programs to fit your needs, an aggressive
advertising campaign and a 100% satisfaction
guarantee. See just how affordable we are. 941-
761-1863, toll free: 1-800-716-0510.


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LIVE AMID LUSH LANDSCAPING and exquisite views. Enjoy the
peace, security and tranquillity on Tidy Island, two pools, two Har-tru
tennis courts, nature walks and congeniality. This is a one of a kind
community. Priced from $179,000. Bob and Penny Hall 749-5981.


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


BEACH LIFESTYLE Anna Maria Island waterfront. A lot of ver- NORTH POINT WATERWAY. Incredible location, just sec-
satility in this 4BR/3B open plan home. Boasting a spectacular onds to Tampa Bay. Beautifully maintained home with French
view of the Skyway Bridge and Tampa Bay. Enjoy casual living doors to patio with pool. Reduced. $560,000. Hal Gillihan 778-
at its best. Reduced. $449,900. Bob Bumett 387-0018. R35659 2194. R34212
WATERFRONT LOTS/ACREAGE MAINLAND
WATER, TROPICAL BIRDS mural your OLD FLORIDA WATERFRONT LOT LOVE THAT YARD. Never judge a house
tranquil view. 2BR/2B, atrium foyer with pri- with Riparian rights. Pie-shaped, impact by its cover. Beautiful 3BR/2B open plan
vate elevator, eat-in kitchen, two-car garage. credits, water, sewer and electric on site. home great for family and entertainment.
Clubhouse, pool, tennis and nature trails. $124,950. Sandy Harmon 722-1347. Huge pool and backyard. $149,900. Janet
$214,000. Barry Charles 751-1273. C30008 L35603 Orr 747-4543. R36478
SPARKLING WATER VIEW and lush tropi- PERFECT FAMILY HOME in Northwest
cal foliage makes every glance a pure delight. ,t .M1.NINliI neighborhood. Only two years old, 4BR/3B,
Over 4,000 +/- sq. ft. of classical elegance. coral fireplace, large lot, fenced. Tile through-
Wood floors, fireplace and pool. $649,000. I1 out, greatroom, enclosed lanai. $225,000.
Sandy Drapala 794-3354. R37457 Van Bourgois 761-0273. R34476.
ELEGANT MEDITERRANEAN WATER- Available properties by the anBoris 76 03R34
ELEGANT MEDITERRANEAN WATER- BEAUTIFUL CUSTOM BRICK HOME.
FRONT MANSION. Stunning 8,724 sq. ft. week or by the month from 4BR with spacious rooms, fireplace and
4BR with spacious rooms, fireplace and
Manatee River Estate. 6BR/6.5B completely Anna Maria Island to Venice. high ceilings. Bright and open, custom
renovated kitchen and baths.Exquisite ter- Call one of our rental and built-ins Caged pool two-car garage. Pri-
raced lawns and garden descend to river, resort specialists. vate setting on quiet street. $385,000
gazebo and boat dock. $2,200,000. Don (941) 951-6668 or (800) 881-2222 Kathy Marcinko 792-9122. R36869
Lewis 746-3200. R36022
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RESIDENTIAL
DUPLEX 2BR/1.5BA each side. Family room and porch one
side. Total 2,300+ living area. 309 65th, Holmes Beach.
$229,500.
VILLAS WITH HEATED CAGED POOL. 4BR/2BA, 2,006 sq.
ft. living area each side. Extras. Can condo'ize. $440,000
WHITE AVE/BEACH ACCESS. 3BR/2BA, lot 100x130.
Immaculate, attractive, lush landscape. $375,000.
CANALFRONT LOT Anna Maria 75 ft. front. $175,000.
COMMERCIAL
STYLING SALON Eight stations. Owner retiring. $39,000 OBO.
LOT C-2 Zoning.Walk to beach $150,000.
HISTORIC BRIDGE STREET 2,400 sq. ft., three stores, 150 ft.
to Sarasota Bay. Can add to size. Developing area. $355,000.
CALL US ABOUT BRAND NEW HOMES HERE NOW
AND COMING SOON. From $150,000 and up.
VACATION RENTALS. Homes/Villas & Condos.
ANNUAL: Waterway Condo $900/month.

5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
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JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years. Call 778-6508.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING & MAINTENANCE Residen-
tial/commercial, full-service maintenance, landscaping
installation, clean-ups, tree trimming, ponds, native plants,
butterfly gardens. Excellent references. 778-5294.
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you. Call David Bannigan. 794-6971.
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now offering full service yard maintenance. Free es-
timate. Call 778-4441.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If it's
broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior dis-
count. Call 778-2581.


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lation. Come in and choose from our huge selection
of plants, shrubs and trees. Everything Under the
Sun Garden Centre. 5704 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. 778-4441.

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landscape installation and maintenance. 25% off first
month maintenance fee. Free estimates. Insured.
Call 727-5066.


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shampoo and steam cleaned. Living room/dining
room $34.95. Free deodorizing. 794-1278.


VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/
exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island refer-
ences. Dan or Bill 795-5100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. State licensed and insured. Many Island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vi-
nyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. Thirty-three year Island resident. Call Jim
Bickal at 778-1730.
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction. Free
estimates, no overtime charges. (FL#RF0038118)
778-3924 or 778-4461.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge 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.

AVAILABLE NOW! Immaculate 1BR, full kitchen,
steps to beach. Turnkey, pool, $450 week. Gulf-Bay
Realty, 778-7244.

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/
Owner 387-0533.

SEASONAL RENTAL very nice studio apartment,
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
beach. 813-689-0925.
FURNISHED 1 BR/1BA near beach. Available May 1
to December 1. Seven-month lease. $700 per month.
Lovely lanai and yard. 921-0074.
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.


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HOLMES BEACH 3BR/3BA townhouse, pool,
garage. Extra nice, convenient. Walk to beach, shop-
ping, dining. May through September $600 week,
$2,000 month. October through April $750 week,
$2,600 month. Call 778-0167.

VACATION APARTMENTS 2BR. $450 per week,
across from beach. Summer, Fall discount rates.
Almost Beach Apartments 778-2374.
ANNUAL 1BR in Holmes Beach. $500 month plus
security deposit. Nice! Available now! 778-6541, 778-
4084, or pager 569-1591.
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.
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 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. MENTAL 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.
TWO BEDROOM WATERFRONT villa. Fantastic
view, available June through September. $500 to
$700. Call Steve 778-8241.

HOL-M~E. REACH SEASONALS fully-furnished, 1
and 2BR apartments available at summer rates.
Also 2BR still available for 2000 season, heated
pool. 778-4368.

NICE 2BR/1BA HOME one block from beautiful
beach. Available May $800 per month includes utili-
ties and local phone service. Call 778-4611.
EFFICIENCY APARTMENT steps to the beach and
bay. Available annually. Call Valerie Kruse 778-6665,
Wedebrock Real Estate.
2BR/2BA CONDOMINIUM with full amenities and
boat dock. Call Valerie Kruse 778-6665, Wedebrock
Real Estate.
HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL. 2BR/1BA, first, last,
security. Unfurnished, $640 per month. Also 1BR/
1BA, furnished $550. Evenings 778-2658.


PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Affordable profes-
sional property management at last! We offer 30
years of local experience, a variety of management
programs to fit your needs, an aggressive advertis-
ing campaign and a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
See just how affordable we are. 941-761-1863, toll
free: 1-800-716-0510.

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
per month plus utilities. Call Carol Saulinier at Green
Real Estate 778-0455.

FLEXIBLE LEASES Flamingo Cay, pool and dock
townhouse. Wild Oak Bay, Wildwood, Perico Bay
Club villa, NW home. 3BR/2BA, family room, two-car
garage. $700 to $1,000. Fred Flis, Real Estate Mart
756-1090.
GORGEOUS TERRA CEIA BAY new condominium.
3BR/2BA, fifth floor, fabulous bay view, pool, tennis,
golf. Short term lease available. $1,200 per month.
Call Debbie at 924-8274.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX 2BR/1.75BA, garage,
new carpet, nice quiet area. Non-smoking and no
pets. $775 per month. 778-9691, leave message.
HOLMES BEACH OFFICE or retail space. Approxi-
mately 1,300 sqft. Excellent parking with exposure
on main thoroughfare. Call Smith Realtors 778-0777.
1BR ON ANNA MARIA. Pet okay with deposit.
Gulfview, maid service, $2,500 per month. Surfside
Rental Management Team, toll free 1-888-774-6880.
BANYANS VACATION. Steps to Gulf! Remodeled,
lovely lanai, yard, cable, sleeps four to six. Special
rate $750, Memorial Week May 19 through May 26
or July 4, June 30 through July 7. $1,350 per month
through October. $500 deposit. 941-792-3688.
COTTAGE IN GARDEN by bay. Large yard, Anna
Maria annual, unfurnished, immaculate. 2BR/1BA,
garage, washer/dryer, trash pick-up. Non-smok-
ers, no pets. References. $790, first, last, security.
778-4590.
UNFURNISHED OR FURNISHED apartment. Car-
port, lanai, washer/dryer, porch. 2304 Ave. C. $750
per month, annual or seasonal. 778-5138.
HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL 2BR/1.5BA elevated
duplex. Screened porch, washer/dryer, dishwasher,
undercover parking, storage. Nice place, nice loca-
tion. $750 plus utilities. 778-2167.
ANNUAL RENTAL 1 BR/1 BA 203 2nd St. North #3,
Bradenton Beach. Available now. Great area, close
to beach and bay. $525 per month, $300 deposit.
813-258-2411.
ANNUAL RENTAL HOLMES BEACH. Extra large,
2BR/1 BA with large lanai, steps to beach, available
immediately. 708-0292, for more information.

PURCHASE OPTION big, open 1BR trailer, washer/
dryer, must be 55. $425 per morth. 778-4523.


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ANNUAL 2BR/1 BA North Shore Dr., updated interior,
new kitchen, open deck. $675 per month. No pets.
Call Fran Maxon Real Estate 778-2307.

ANNUAL 2BR/1BA 64th St., Holmes Beach. Large
living room, Florida room, washer/dryer, dishwasher,
just painted, new carpet. $700 per month. Call Fran
Maxon Real Estate 778-2307.

HIDEAWAY COVE PANORAMIC BAYVIEW, nice,
quiet, ground floor. One and two bedroom, fully-fur-
nished, steps to beach, restuarants and more. Avail-
, able now through December. Also winter season and
consider annual. No pets or smoking. 778-7107.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND Beautiful, spacious, 3BR/
2BA home on Bimini Bay with large Florida room
and screened lanai, two-car garage and boat dock.
Lovely water views. $1,200 per month, annually.
778-2731.

ANNUAL 2BR/1BA North Shore Dr., updated interior,
new kitchen, open deck. $675 per month. No pets.
Call Fran Maxon Real Estate 778-2307.

ANNUAL 2BR/1BA 64th St., Holmes Beach. Large
living room, Florida room, washer/dryer, dishwasher,
just painted, new carpet. $700 per month. Call Fran
Maxon Real Estate 778-2307.


PERICO ISLAND mint condition, one year old. 3BR/
2.5BA, 1,726 sqft. Many extras $174,500. Call 800-
631-2221,792-8289.

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

BIMINI BAYFRONT. Beautiful open view, new sea-
wall and 12 by 65-foot dock, pool and more.
$429,000. Principals only, call 953-6897 to see this
2,800 plus sqft. single-story home.

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


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








ANNA MARIA ISLAND HOME Spacious
3BR/3BA open floor plan, hardwood floors,
fireplace, screened balcony, more than 4,000
sq. ft. under one roof. Boat ramp and dock
large enough to accommodate sailboat. No
bridges to Tampa Bay. All this for $375,000.
Elizabeth Andricks 778-4800. MLS 32547
(941) 778-4800 Toll Free 800-237-2252


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
or 778-4523.

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
778-6724.

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.

FOUR-PLEX 1BR's, plus 2BR/1 BA cottage. 203 2nd
St. N., 103 Church St, Bradenton Beach. Positive
cash flow. $299,000. 813-258-2411.

JUST LISTED SPOTLESS ISLAND COTTAGE.
3BR/2BA north of Pine Ave. Fifth house from Gulf.
Renovated top to bottom in 1998. Everything brand
new. $249,000. Call John Michaels, Gulf-Bay Realty
779-1101.

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-
0803, 778-4523.

PROTECT YOURSELF! Thinking of buying a home?
We can save you money! Call Bark and Co. Realty,
your local buyer's broker. 383-1717.

BRADENTON BEACH COTTAGE with Gulfview.
Thirty steps to beach. Asking $154,900. 778-7098.


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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.


BAYWATCH Beautiful 2BR/2BA bayfront
complex. Spacious open floor plan, turkey
furnished. Intracoastal view with private boat
and fishing dock. A rare opportunity to own
a good investment property. $179,900.
Elizabethi Andricks 778-4800. MLS#34463.

5201 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217


2BR/2BA CONDOMINIUM on Gulf. LaCosta, 1800
Gulf Drive North. $198,500. 404-656-7597. No
Brokers.

PERICO BAY CLUB VILLA (Manatee Ave. next to
Anna Maria Island). Spacious 2BR/2BA, end unit,
one level, vaulted ceilings, private, double garage,
very nice. $140,000, By Owner 941-228-7203.

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located next to Chez Andre in the Island Shopping
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securing custody of children under 18. This
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DON & KAREN SCHRODER present ...
ON THE INTRACOASTAL
Magnificent sunrises and twinkling boat
lights at night are yours from this
3BR/2BA bayfront home. The unique
greatroom floor plan is topped by a
soaring ceiling and the upper-level
master suite has a view to die for! An
additional bathroom adjoins the exer-
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REDUCED! LARGE HOME WITH APARTMENT.
This large home on corner lot in the heart of Holmes
Beach has just been reduced to $189,000! Zoned
duplex, this home is perfect for owner occupancy
with rental income. Built on two lots (106x150) just
a short walk to the beach. Drive by 5506 Holmes
Blvd, and call today to see. This one won't last!
Call Pat Jackson at 778-3301
Ken Jackson at 778-6986
Agnes Tooker 778-5287
or Dave Sork 726-1704

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9701 Gulf Drive P0 Box 717 Anna Maria, FL 34216
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RUNAWAY BAY Fully-furnished, bright
sunny condominium unit at Runaway Bay
with lagoon view. Clubhouse, tennis and
pool. Walk to beach. Great vacation or
rental home. On-site property manage-
ment. Call Ed Oliveira 778-2246/778-1751
eves. $129,900. #27160


ISLAND DUPLEX Excellent Holmes Beach
location and short walk to prime beach.
2BR/1BA each side with central heat and
air. Drive by 207 76th Street. $175,000. Call
Dave Moynihan 778-2246/778-7976 eves.


GULFFRONT SHOWCASE

S -Directly on Gulf Beach, this newer
.- ^ *3BR has plantation shutters, Ander-
son windows, solid oak spiral stair-
case, two-car garage. Wood deck
overlooks white sandy beach. Enjoy
beautiful sunsets over the Gulf.
102 31st Street, Holmes Beach Quality and beauty throughout.
$795,000
Call Jane Tinswortll R.S. OlSOnfBetter
at 795-3000 Rea fsate, Inc. I n~HTO iiMa


BOATER'S DREAM ON GRAND CANAL
Spacious 3BR/2BA mint condition home located on double-
wide canal, with davits, lift and slip new seawall cap in 1996.
The home itself is model perfect with new carpet, windows, paint
and more! $339,900. Call Rebecca Samler at 778-6066.


SPACIOUS DUPLEX
3BR/2BA, 2000 sq. ft. Island home with 1BR/1BA income
producing apartment. Nice condition with newer appliances,
carpet and extensive use of ceramic tile. Great opportunity!
$199,900. Call Rebecca Samler at 778-6066.


ISLANDER


"The best news on
Anna Maria Island"


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.

1999 Reader's



AWARDS
BRADENTON HERALD

Winner for
#1 Real Estate Company
and #1 Rental Company in
Manatee County.


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

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




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


INCOME PROPERTY Beautifully refurbished six-unit
complex with pool. Located in prime Holmes Beach
area, short walk to beach or shopping. Just reduced
to $539,000.

VIEW THE SKYWAY from this bayfront restaurant.
Turnkey operation includes real estate. $395,000.
8-UNIT MOTEL steps to pristine Bean Point Beach,
in area of million dollar homes. There won't be any
more like this! Heated pool/Jacuzzi and 2BR owner's
home. $920,000.
ISLAND DUPLEX and mother-in-law apartment. Good
$$ potential. Great location. Reduced to $159,000.
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SUMMER VACATION RENTALS
1BR/1BA from $475 per week
2BR/2BA from $675 per week


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(941) 778-2246
2217 Gulf Drive
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BAYFRONT LOT Spectacular views of bay
from this rare bayfront lot centrally located
between the Manatee and Cortez Bridges. Lot
measures 65x100, is seawalled and ready for
construction. Offered at $215,000. Contact
David Moynihan 778-2246/778-7976 eves.


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To select your island
property. When buying
or selling...
.'-/" I can make your island
dreams come true.
ED OLIVEIRA
REALTOR
WAGNER REALTY
Sales & Rentals Since 1939
'.. 2217 Gulf Drive North
Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
778-2246 Office
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BY JIM PAGE / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ rt1 110 W21 11 I ItI 1 22I


ACROSS
1 Art drawings
7 Bubbler
14 Bengali
language
group
19 Digital
window?
21 Plumbing
control
22 Needlepoint?
23 Upfront
offerings
25 Prince Valiant's
wife
26 Chemical
prefix
27 Toledo Mrs.
28 Skimmer, e.g.
29 Yellowstone
sight
30 French
champagne-
producing city
32 Not long to
wait
34 Machine
parts
35 It's
dishwasher-safe
40 Early bird, say
43 Like grapefruit
for breakfast
44 Stop running
45 Secretaries Day
mo.
47 Drive-
48 Gold deposit?


49 Suffix with
persist
50 Film promo.
words
53 "Hell's Angels"
star Ben
54 One was lost in
flight
57 Approx.
58 Latticework
59 Flattering talk
60 Sires
61 No-goodniks
63 Gumps
65 Marie
Antoinette, e.g.
67 Smoke trace
68 Big citrus fruit
71 Poison-
72 Old bird
73 Conflict
77 Actress
Meyers
78 Where to toot
one's own
horn?
83 Butler's locale
84 Corridor
86 Sister of
Selene
87 Bourne of
"The Bourne
Identity"
88 "Or-!"
89 Granada bear
90 Tee choices:
Abbr.
91 Cardiologists'
concerns
92 Zip a Ziploc,
e.g.
94 Air Force One
passenger


99 In
100 -- Valley,
Calif.
101 Spingarn
Medal
awarder
102 Cleans up, in a
way
104 Stop for gas
105 Soph.andjr.
106 Like a
bloodhound
111 "Dead Souls"
novelist
112 "My stars!"
116 Buildingblock
117 In general
118 Now hear this
119 Feasts
120 First bishop of
Rome
121 Truman
portrayer,
1995
DOWN
1 Reading
place
2 Larger-than-life
3 "Le--
Goriot"
4 Research facil.
5 Bartender?
6 Coll. major
7 Hitmen
8 Unenthusiastic
responses
9 Charge
10 Comfy
11 On the nose
12 Poetic adverb
13 Baseball
positions: Abbr.


14 Where
many
jokes are
set
15 "Wide open"
16 Wing tips,
maybe
17 "Suffice--
say..."
18 "Behind
That
Curtain"
detective
20 Dairy-case
image
24 Mirages for
money, e.g.
31 Antiquity
33 Surgery need
34 Reddish-orange
35 Barker's
partner
36 Vocalist
Tucker
37 Assign
38 Rebecca
rejecter
39 TV's
41 Gnawed
around the
edges
42 Peewees
46 Pineapple
skin
segment
50 The Kennedys,
e.g.
51 Department
north of
Paris
52 --point
(embroidery
stitch)


54 Try to win first
prize
55 Fleur-de-
56 Sudden upturn,
as in sales
62 Arrive
64 Dawn, to a don
65 Santa--
66 "No sweat"
67 Press a suit
68 Post in
Washington, for
example
69 Pope's cape


70 Broadway
premiere of
April 11,1991
72 Get it wrong
74 Some shells
75 Cheering wildly
76 Plant with
tubular yellow
flowers
79 "Call to
Greatness"
writer, initially
speaking
80 Substitutes
81 British tax


82 TV interviewer
85 Appear
87 "Home Alone"
actor
91 Hail Mary path
93 Areas for flight
attendants
95 Stone
foundation
96 Rudolf Nureyev,
e.g.
97 Not participate
in
98 Like bottles of
beer


102 Cry of mock
horror
103 Diana's lover
el-Fayed
107 Abecedary link
108 Physics Nobelist
Isidor I. -
109 Scratches (out)
110 Strike
112 Scale notes
113 Lufthansa
direction
114 Ring support?
115 His or her: Fr.


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BAY PALMS Holmes Beach. Magnificent two
story home on the Grand Canal. Boater's dream!
No bridges to bay and Gulf. Owner/agent.
$449,900. Piroska Kallay 778-2261. MLS#36214


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EUROPEAN WATERFRONT ESTATE 11- r.rom
custom home European design maumizes Iigni
and views Healed pool $1.480 000 Rose
Schno'err 778-2261 MlLSis22578


LONGBOAT KEY Adorable aOe.Ilae Dunr,:l..:.
18-i.nc'rne i r arhedral ceoing and ri:.-rr.-nic p.aai'.
qardern Close l o. al launch rnn $18': 100 Rci..e
Schnoerr 778-2261 MLSB33421


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THE SHORE OF LONGBOAT KEY Rarely available
Gulffront condo with fabulous view of sandy beach and
rolling waves of Gulf of Mexico. 2BR/2BA, large lanai.
$285,000. Rose Schnoerr 778 2261.MLS#32820


COUNTRY LIVING C.i, con.nenene in Pal.
metio Pr, ale 5BR 3BA p:c.ol rnme on ne-arly I.;..
acres $349.900 rlarnc Faiel 778-2261
MLS,133356

ANNUAL RENTALS
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SEASONAL CONDO & HOMES
STILL AVAILABLE

Call Missy Laps at 778-9611
Toll Free 1-877-651-0123


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GREAT LOCATION in small commercial area of
Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island. Five offices
total. $335,000. Bobye Chasey 778-2261.
MLS#35803


WESTBAY COVE SOUTH Enlor e i.ne, :.1 t..a,
.and Inlrac:O.inal Waier' a, oIr.:m oirn. 2BR -B4 se,:-
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.1471 000 Bot.,e Cha~-:, 778.2261 MLSH28t..25


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