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MAY 12, 1999
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Island renourishment gets county OK
By Paul Roat
Skip. Then sue.
Manatee County commissioners Tuesday inched
closer to a beach renourishment project on Anna Maria
Island that would include much of Anna Maria City -
but not the shore in front of nine recalcitrant property
owners who have rejected signing easements which
would allow the project to proceed seaward of their
Commissioners seemed to favor excluding the area
from 81st Street to Oak Avenue from the beach
renourishment project. However, commissioners also
indicated they wanted a presentation on costs and a
timetable for an eminent domain process to acquire
easements in the half-mile strip.
Beachfront property owners in the area have re-
jected approving the federally required easements,
mostly reasoning that their property currently is sand-
rich and additional beach isn't needed, staff said.
The project as currently envisioned would put
renourishment of the western shore of Anna Maria Is-
land from 13th Street South in Bradenton Beach to 81st
Street in Holmes Beach, skipping the stretch from 81st
Street to Oak Avenue in Anna Maria, then resuming the
project north to Fir Avenue. The project is estimated to
cost $7 million in construction costs and another $1.5
million in permitting, planning, design and monitoring.
County staff estimate sand could be put onto the
beach in 2001. However, the time to proceed with
necessary eminent domain action could stretch out
The final beach will be about 150 feet wide, requir-
ing an estimated 1.6 million cubic yards of sand.
City clerk resigns
By Paul Roat
A 15-year Bradenton Beach employee has resigned
City Clerk Alice Baird's last day is Wednesday,
May 12. She is moving to Oregon with her fiance, Phil
Brewer, who has started a business there.
Baird was hired as a depoi clerk in 1984 to assist
then-city clerk Irene Schunk. After a brief departure
two years later, she returned to the city and later be-
came city clerk upon Schunk's retirement.
"I have enjoyed my long tenure with the city and ,
I appreciate all the opportunities and benefits that my .
position has provided," Baird said. "I will miss all my
friends here and hope that everyone will understand my
"I'm very sorry she's leaving us," Mayor Connie
Drescher said. "Alice was a very good city clerk, and-
I'm sorry to have her leave."
The city commission will meet in a special session
Thursday, May 13, to discuss the now-vacant city clerk
position. Baird has recommended that Deputy Clerk
Pat Grizzle replace her, citing Grizzle's six years as
deputy and her qualifications as a Certified Municipal
Thursday's meeting will begin at 2 p.m.
Building official OK'd
Roger A. Titus of Winter Haven has accepted the
position of Bradenton Beach building official. His first
day in his $39,000-a-year job will be May 27.
Titus was selected by city commissioners after in-
terviewing four final applicants last week. He has been
a building official in Lakeland since 1988, and holds
state certificates as general contractor, building official,
chief building inspector, plans examiner, building in-
spector and several other degrees.
He has worked in the construction industry since
1960, when he was first employed in the Florida State
Road Department, now the Florida Department of
City commissioners cast votes for the final four
applicants, with Titus receiving the top pick by Mayor
Connie Drescher and Commissioners Gail Cole and
Berneitta Kays. Vice Mayor John Chappie and Com-
missioner Bill Arnold favored another applicant, Tho-
mas P. Forbes of Summerland Key, as their top choice,
with Titus coming in second on their ballots.
Titus will receive use of a city vehicle to travel to
and from work plus the city's insurance benefit plan.
Titus will replace Bill Sanders, who resigned his
position as the city's building official, citing problems
with commissioners failing to support his recommen-
A public reception to allow citizens to meet the
new building official is tentatively scheduled for
Thursday, May 27, starting at 4 p.m. in city hall, 107
Gulf Drive N. All are invited.
West Manatee Fire
Cramer watches as
slides into home
behind and under
Eric Stahr after
Spicer hit an inside-
Kiwanis. The crowd
speedster run of the
bases, then moaned
as they feared he
Stahr ahead of him.
Parents and family
celebrated as he
caught up to Stahr
at home plate,
sliding under Star
for the fourth run
scored on his rocket
down the right field
Photo: David Futch
Island cable TV upgrades planned
By Pat Copeland
Officials from Time Warner Communications re-
cently explained to Holmes Beach city commissioners
why the Island has been inundated with company
trucks for the past several months,
"We are embarking on an upgrade of the cable
system throughout Manatee County," Rose Carlson,
general manager of Time Warner, told commissioners.
"The project will cost us $35 million. We want to tell
you what that means."
Rick Hoffmeister, director of technical operations
for Time Warner, said the goals of the upgrade are to:
Increase the system from 450 MHz to 750 MHz.
Offer two-way communications.
Increase the channel offerings.
Provide interactive converters.
Provide digital services.
Provide Internet access.
In order to increase the capacity of the system, all
the 15-year-old lines are being replaced with fiber op-
tic cables and new equipment is being installed.
The increase in fiber optic channel offerings includes
15 channels six standard channels, a home and garden
channel and six more pay-per-view channels and two
more pay channels. Digital services include 40 music
channels, 25 pay channels and 30 pay-per-view channels.
The company will be replacing all existing cable con-
verters in residents' homes. Customer service representa-
tives will schedule appointments to replace the equipment
and educate users about the new features and services.
In addition, the company will be offering its Road
Runner Internet access, "which is 100 times faster than a
28.8 modem, Carlson said. "You do not sign on and off
like a computer. If your computer is on, you are on-line."
SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
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Those W ere the Days ................................. 7
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Sandscript ..................... .................... 18
Anna Maria Island tides ............................... 19
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THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
iM PAGE 2 M MAY 12, 1999 T THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Anna Maria's Wolfe lays down his grievances
Anna Maria City Commissioner Doug Wolfe is
ready to put his money where his mouth is.
Months of dickering with Mayor Chuck Shumard
over what Wolfe perceives as the mayor's neglect of
administrative responsibilities and fiduciary duties will
come to a head when Wolfe files a complaint he has
drafted with the Manatee County sheriff's office
Wednesday, May 12.
Wolfe's complaint includes:
The mayor allowed a two-year, ongoing em-
ployee problem to perpetuate and ignored complaints
from citizens and commissioners regarding improper
By Susan K. Kesselring
Anna Maria Mayor Chuck Shumard has a poker
He shuffled his first choice for city clerk and fi-
nally dealt the hand everyone had expected all along.
At the close of business Wednesday, May 5, he
informed commissioners he is appointing the city's
building department clerk to the vacant city clerk post.
Shumard said he has three people on his list that are
equally qualified, but decided to appoint Laura Vogel
because, "She is presently employed by the city and
knowledgeable about operations."
Vogel was hired as the city's building department
clerk June 24, 1998.
Homer Knox was Shumard's first choice for city
clerk. He asked the commission to approve his appoint-
ment at a meeting April 27. His choice was struck
down by the commission, but Knox was put back on
the list when City Attorney Robert Hendrickson ad-
vised the commission they could not vote to disqualify
a candidate if that person is qualified to do the job.
The mayor's selection was not approved because
a majority of the commission expressed a desire to pro-
mote Deputy City Clerk Jerice Wing. Commissioner
Doug Wolfe made a motion for Wing's appointment,
but it didn't carry.
It was the second time, and the second meeting
where Wolfe attempted to appoint Wing clerk.
Questions arose as to the interpretation of the city's
charter, specifically how much power the commission
had in appointing a city clerk.
Hendrickson said Shumard, as administrator of the
city, should be allowed to appoint a qualified person
and the commission shouldn't circumvent the proce-
dure in order to make its own selection.
If the commission feels the mayor's selection isn't
qualified, then he should be given an opportunity to
select another candidate, Hendrickson said.
From the outset, the mayor chose to shield appli-
cants for the public position by asking that resumes be
sent to his personal/confidential attention. He refused
to provide copies to The Islander Bystander.
Also, commissioners disagreed with the appoint-
ment of a "selection committee" organized by the
mayor and selected by the public works official with-
out the commission's approval. Its purpose was to
make recommendations to the mayor by selecting six
candidates from the field of 18 applicants.
According to the city charter, the formation of
committees and appointments to committees must be
approved by the commission.
The commission decided at the last meeting to
forgo the committee's recommendations and recon-
sider all the applicants with commissioners acting as
the "selection committee."
Shumard asked commissioners to submit a short
list of names to him by Thursday, May 6. He said he
would consider the applicants that appeared in dupli-
cate on the commissioner's short lists.
Commissioner George McKay submitted his
choices to the mayor while Wolfe, Commissioner Max
Znika and Vice Mayor Robert McElheny refused to
provide the mayor with a short list, saying they didn't
want to violate Florida's Sunshine Law.
The law forbids commissioners from exchanging
information that will be voted on at a future time.
Wolfe said Hendrickson advised the mayor not to re-
quest this information from the commission because it
would be in violation of the law.
Shumard apparently interpreted the law differently.
office conduct and work performance.
Administrative mismanagement with regard to
financial problems associated with the former city
clerk's job performance resulting in unpaid bills and
late notices for city vehicle insurance, worker's com-
pensation, the city's pension fund and utilities.
Wolfe says many private vendors and contractors
performing work for the city have complained about
lack of payment.
Destruction of city records relating to a missing
or erased tape of a special meeting held to discuss terms
of the city clerk's employment.
Unnecessary legal expenses associated with law-
suits filed against the city for violations of public
Circumvention of the city charter and violations
of the city charter with relation to attempts to cancel a
special meeting, duties of the clerk assumed by public
work's staff and committee appointments.
Numerous violations of the mayor's oath of of-
fice, Florida's public record laws and First Amendment
With no provision within the charter to remedy
Shumard's alleged illegal activities, Wolfe says he has
no choice but to file his complaint with the sheriff's
department and the state attorney.
"If [the mayor] continues to reign, the city will be
bankrupt within a year," Wolfe said.
As for the clerk appointment, Wolfe said he would
attend the Tuesday night meeting with a request to have
the city clerk position re-advertised. He claims
Shumard's request for personal/confidential applica-
tions is illegal and the resulting applications should be
discarded and the process begun anew.
Wolfe says that according to the charter the
mayor's appointment, subject to commission approval,
must be based solely on the applicant's professional
Shumard states his appointee, building department
clerk Laura Vogel, is equally qualified to several other
applicants, but he chose her for the clerk position be-
cause she already works for the city and is familiar with
Wolfe says he will not vote to approve the mayor's
most recent appointment to the city clerk/treasurer
position because he does not consider her qualified.
He said other applicants, particularly the present
deputy clerk, are more qualified for the position, spe-
cifically to hold the office of city treasurer.
Further, Wolfe points to the section of the charter
outlining the powers and duties of the mayor which
states, if the mayor fails to appoint an acceptable em-
ployee or officer within 30 days after a vacancy is cre-
ated, the commission may fill the vacancy.
Former City Clerk Peg Nelson resigned March 26.
Shumard's first choice for city clerk, Homer Knox,
failed to receive commission approval at a meeting
Lot clearing in Anna Maria raises questions
Little is left of shoreline vegetation at 321 Tarpon in Anna Maria. Neighbors said mangroves had been
destroyed, but vegetation removed by Whitehead Construction consisted of Brazilian pepper trees and several
Australian pines. Islander Photo: David Futch
Shumard's appointment of Vogel is subject to
commission approval and was considered at the com-
mission meeting Tuesday, May 11.
The city clerk/city treasurer position became va-
cant March 26, when former City Clerk Peg Nelson
resigned due to health problems and a desire to spend
more time with her family.
Shumard said he hasn't decided on a salary for Vogel,
but it will be within the range of $28,000 to $32,000.
Vogel is presently earning $18,252. She was hired
at $9 per hour and received a raise with the October
budget approval to $9.36.
Anna Maria deputy clerk out
Anna Maria Mayor Chuck Shumard confirmed
Tuesday, May 11, that he has accepted a letter of
resignation from Deputy City Clerk Jerice Wing,
effective May 12.
Wing, hired in January 1998 to serve as deputy
city clerk and technical coordinator, was on sick
leave until May 11 and requested accumulated va-
cation leave from May 12 to May 25 in a memo to
the mayor on May 7.
She also requested unpaid family medical leave
under the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act in
order to care for her brother.
Shumard said Wing "would get everything she
has coming, vacation time, sick pay, but the Fam-
ily Disability Act doesn't cover a brother or sister."
Asked if Wing's resignation had anything to do
with the hiring of a new clerk, he said, "No. I don't
know what she's got in mind."
Wing said she had no alternative but to resign.
Her brother is physically disabled, on social
security and must have open-heart surgery. She is
his only family other than aunts and cousins and he
is moving from Ohio to Florida for the surgery and
recuperation with Wing.
City Clerk Peg Nelson resigned from her
$33,208-per-year post without notice on March 29.
Wing was one of 18 applicants for the city clerk
position, but was eliminated from Mayor Chuck
Shumard's finalists for appointment.
Commissioner Doug Wolfe twice nominated
Wing for the city clerk position, saying she was
most qualified, but his motions to date failed.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MAY 12, 1999 N PAGE 3 8 iM
Mainland causeway rest rooms cause Island stir
By Pat Copeland
There is a stink brewing in Homes Beach over who
will pay for proposed rest rooms on the Palma Sola
The Palma Sola Causeway Committee is studying
ways to improve safety on the road that connects
Bradenton to the Island. It is a popular spot for county
residents because drinking and pets are permitted. Both
are prohibited on Island beaches.
Committee members recently suggested that safety
could be enhanced by constructing rest rooms on the
south side of the road to prevent beachgoers from
crossing in front of fast-moving traffic. They further
suggested that the county pay one half the cost, or
$63,000, and that the City of Bradenton and the four
Island cities, including Longboat, split the remainder,
or $12,600 each.
Holmes Beach Commission Chairman Roger Lutz
said last week he received letters from a Key Royale
resident, as well as the Key Royale Homeowner's As-
sociation, objecting to the funding suggestion.
The letters pointed out that:
Bradenton Mayor Bill Evers and his city council
spent time and effort to annex Palma Sola Causeway
and the Perico area, and the City of Bradenton collects
taxes there. Therefore, it should be that city's respon-
sibility to enhance the area.
The causeway beaches provide little benefit for
The City of Holmes Beach has its own financial
obligations and difficulties and taxpayers' dollars
should be spent in the city.
"My personal opinion is that we shouldn't spend
any money there," Lutz said. "We should spend our
money in the city."
Mayor Carol Whitmore, a member of the commit-
tee along with the other Island mayors, said the protests
"We're talking about the problems with safety on
the causeway," Whitmore explained. "This is just one
of the things that was brought up. We're talking about
flooding, decreasing the speed limit and adding rest
rooms. We were trying to figure out ways to fund it.
Islanders will get some welcome
relieffrom having to do the
majority of their grocery shop-
ping on the mainland when the
new Publix supermarket, 3700
East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach,
opens at the end of July. The
store will replace the old Island
Foods supermarket, which was
razed last fall following Publix's
purchase of the property for
S$3.6 million in 1997. Employ-
ment applications for the new
store are being taken at Publix
,*'' supermarkets in Bradenton and
: on Longboat Key. Islander
Photo: Bonner Futch
Right now it's just for discussion purposes."
Commissioner Sandy Haas-Martens noted the dis-
parity between the per capital cost for residents of the
City of Bradenton versus residents of the Island cities
for such a project.
"We have to look at the economics of it," Haas-Mar-
tens said. "I don't think we should even be involved."
Commissioner Rich Bohnenberger said the com-
mittee should check on grants available for the project.
Anna Maria City
Anna Maria City Hall, 1005 Gulf Drive,
5/13, 1 p.m., Special meeting on clerk resignation
5/20, 1 p.m., Commission meeting
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
5/14, 1:30 p.m., Police Retirement Board
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
S5/17, 3 p.m., Island Transportation Planning
Organization, Holmes Beach City Hall.
5/18, 8:30 a.m., Celebrate 2000 meeting,
Holmes Beach City Hall.
5/19, 2 p.m., Coalition of Barrier Island Elected
Officials, Holmes Beach City Hall.
5/20, 6 p.m., West Side Fire District tax-rate
hearing, Fire Station 4,
407 67th St. W., Bradenton.
5/20, 7 p.m., Anna Maria Fire District tax-rate
hearing followed by joint meeting and work
session of Anna Maria/West Side Fire
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R] PAGE 4 A MAY 12, 1999 I THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
By Susan K. Kesselring
Concerns, complaints, rebuttals and requests.
The ingredients that made up an April Anna Maria
commission work session are:
SSheriffs report: Manatee County Deputy Sheriff
Jules Dengler gave a breakdown of the March sheriffs
There were seven arrests, 207 parking tickets issued
and 101 citations handed out. People parking in the wrong
direction added up to 40 tickets in March as compared to
14 tickets issued in February.
Deputies total mileage for the month was 4,674, but
that number wasn't divided equally among the deputies
that patrol Anna Maria. Vice Mayor Robert McElheny
asked Dengler how he accounts for the discrepancy be-
tween the highest and lowest mileage, in one case a dif-
ference of 492 miles.
"It seems to me that if we were all driving on the same
Island, we should be somewhere close in mileage,"
Dengler said certain deputies are assigned to cover the
beach during the day shift.
This could account for some of the difference in the
mileage, he said.
SDais to be or not to be: Mayor Chuck Shumard
has plans to construct a new dais at the opposite end of the
meeting room. Shumard said it will allow less disturbance
from people arriving late to meetings and $10,000 was set
aside in the budget. Shumard gave commissioners a copy
of a dais plan. he had drawn up and asked for their
thoughts. He has also suggested adding four small offices
for commissioners where the dais presently sits, but this
was not included in his drawing.
Commissioner Doug Wolfe said, "I feel it's a gross
waste of taxpayer's money, and if you're concerned about
people disturbing the meetings, just make the back door
At previous meetings Commissioner George McKay
has suggested a new public address system be installed
because people have a hard time hearing.
Single family homes planned
at Manatee, 6th avenues
By Pat Copeland
In response to a flood of inquiries about the land
clearing at Manatee and Sixth Avenues, Holmes
Beach Commissioner Don Maloney brought the is-
sue to the city commission last week.
"Mr. Maloney asked me to explain what was
happening because a lot of people have been asking
about it," Building Official Bill Saunders explained.
"It's been a very controversial piece of property."
Saunders said the entire area is being developed.
"You approved a site plan for Durlach for one
block which is bound by 42nd and 41st Streets and
Fourth and Fifth Avenue," Saunders continued.
"There will be single driveway going in off 42nd
Street to serve all four lots that comprise that block."
In September 1998, commissioners approved a
site plan for Joachin and Klaus Durlach for the con-
struction of eight units south of Island Village.
Saunders said at the time the Durlachs planned to
develop one duplex immediately and the remaining
three within three years.
The remainder of the area, except for a
quadraplex on Sixth Avenue just off Manatee Av-
enue and three lots on the comer of Fourth and Mana-
McElheny suggested the proposed dais be chalked out
in the back before moving forward with the project. He
said it will be easier to tell whether there will be any im-
provement over the current arrangement. He agreed that
a new sound system was needed.
SWaste Management requests extension: The com-
mission unanimously approved extending the city's fran-
chise agreement with Waste Management, which expires
March 2000. The agreement provides for negotiated re-
newals through March 2002. All other terms and condi-
tions will remain unchanged during the extension.
SCode Enforcement Board seated: The commission
unanimously approved the mayor's selection of code en-
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tee Avenues, was purchased by I.K. Perryman,
"Perryman is in the process of trying to get
Southwest Florida Water Management District to al-
low him to develop the whole area," Saunders said.
"He would like the city to vacate 41st from Fourth to
Sixth Avenues and Fifth Avenue from Manatee Av-
enue to 42nd Street."
"We don't allow vacation of our property,"
Mayor Carol Whitmore said.
To date, Perryman has come to the building de-
partment with a plan for a single family residence on
the 65-foot comer lot at Sixth and Manatee Avenues,
Saunders noted. It is zoned R4, so a single family resi-
dence is a legal structure.
"There is a mosquito ditch through the property,"
Saunders said. "It was dug by the county and was
never an actual waterway. Also it is not a wetland, as
letters from Swiftmud and the Army Corps of Engi-
neers indicate. For years it was thought that it was
undevelopable because of all the environmental is-
sues. Apparently, that is not the case."
Commissioner Rich Bohnenberger said in the
past Swiftmud recommended that the city purchase
the property to use as a drainage area.
forcement members. They are Luann Collins, John
Michaels, Norton Niss, Jim Callahan, Rob Vogel, Max
Powers and Maynard Pinkham.
Dennis Hendrickson will take the seat vacated by
John Michaels on the Planning and Zoning Board.
Michaels stepped down to join the code board.
Editorial rebuttal: McElheny said there was a letter
to the editor published in The Islander Bystander from a
resident [Diane Canniff, March 31 issue] making refer-
ence to public servants in derogatory terms.
"I'd like it to go on record that I apologize. I don't
think our public officials or workers are any of the above
and I'm sorry that it was printed in the paper," he said.
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New tax rate won't end firefighter need
By Pat Copeland
When a fire truck pulls up to a burning structure in
the Anna Maria/West Side district, how many
firefighters get out?
If you said three or more, you flunked this quiz.
"After the fire at Playa Encantada, we talked about
manpower," Anna Maria/West Side Chief Andy Price
told fire commissioners at a joint meeting recently.
"Basically we have two firefighters at each station and
a battalion chief. It is not enough. It's time we started
doing something about it."
Price said the national standard is five firefighters
on an engine, but four is generally accepted as a rea-
sonable number. The Occupational Safety and Health
Agency goes by the "two in, two out rule," in which
two firefighters are available to go inside a structure
and while two are left outside.
"Remember the aftermath of the Playa Encantada
fire," Price recalled. "Imagine just two firefighters be-
ing on that first truck knowing that the closest unit is
12 minutes away before they could get help. I just
cringe to think about the normal fires we run."
In the above situation, the two firefighters try to
do more than they should, putting themselves at risk,
"We have put this off for years because of the cost,
and have depended on volunteers to make up that dif-
ference," Price noted. "I'm here to tell you, the volun-
teers are not there all the time. In our efforts to merge
and become a single district, we need to look toward
the future and establish a tax rate that allows for growth
and adding firefighters."
There are three shifts and three stations in the com-
bined district, Price said. In order to add one firefighter
per shift, per station, the district must hire nine
firefighters at $50,000 each, or a total of $450,000.
The $50,000 per firefighter includes wages and ben-
efits, retirement and social security, gear and equipment,
insurance such as workman's compensation and unem-
National Day of Prayer
Dr. Clement Walker, Rev. Jim Meena and Rev. Mike Smith participated in National Day of Prayer held at
Holmes Beach City Hall May 6. Approximately 90 people attended including Holmes Beach Mayor Carol
Whitmore and Anna Maria Mayor Chuck Shumard. I
ployment and vacation and sick leave replacements.
Until the districts can officially merge their budgets
in October 2000 and establish a five-year plan for tax in-
creases, they are bound by the requirements of the Uni-
form Fire District Act. Provisions of this act limit any in-
crease to the average annual growth rate in personal in-
come over the previous five years, currently five percent.
Price said the districts can't address the need for
additional firefighters until the October 2000-01 bud-
Hearings for 1999-00 tax rates
set for May 20
The preliminary 1999-00 budget is based on a pro-
posed tax assessment rate with a five percent increase
over 1998-99, as allowed by law, Price said.
Anna Maria increases are as follows with the 1998-
99 rates in parentheses:
Residential, condominium and mobile homes -
$68.25 ($65) base rate plus $.02525 (.05) per 1,000
Duplex $136.50 ($130) base rate plus $.02525
(.05) per 1,000 square feet.
Travel trailers and mixed residential $55
Commercial $157.50 base rate ($150) plus
$.02525 (.05) per 1,000 square feet.
Vacant lot $4 ($4).
West Side increases are as follows with the 1998-
99 rates in parentheses:
Residential $78.75 ($75) base rate plus $.05
per square foot up to 1,500 square feet.
Condominium and duplex- $105 ($100).
Mobile homes, travel trailers and mixed residen-
tial $78.75 ($75).
Commercial $204.75 ($195) base rate plus
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Anna Maria City Commissioner Doug Wolfe
says Mayor Chuck Shumard is a little man trying to
be a big guy.
He has stronger words, too words like petty,
stubborn and schizoid, but Napoleonic is fitting for
Wolfe says if the mayor continues to reign in the
present manner, he believes the city will be bankrupt
within a year.
These are strong words and even stronger state-
But Wolfe has seen the events of the past months
unfold more intimately than most. He's been there
every day until a physical confrontation with the
mayor occurred in March.
He says the present situation has him sleepless,
unable to eat and physically run down. He's more
than worried he's worried sick.
Islanders may be tiring of the issue, but for
Wolfe things are just coning to a head, as he directs
his complaints to the Manatee County sheriff's of-
fice and the state attorney for investigation.
How much more of this will it take before Mayor
Shumard realizes this is a democracy, not a monarchy.
Compared to Anna Maria, things seem on the up
and up maybe in Bradenton Beach.
There's a new building official that was hired,
and all city commissioners seemed pleased with the
outcome of the process. There's even going to be a
party to welcome him to the city.
Unfortunately, City Clerk Alice Baird has re-
signed, citing personal reasons, and plans to move to
Alice, we wish you well and we're sorry to see
And let's hope the process of hiring Baird's re-
placement is as smooth as the building official pro-
cess and in no way, shape or form follows the de-
bacle of Anna Maria.
Where can you get free sand for your sandbox?
Who wouldn't want free sand for their sandbox?
Will Anna Maria get free sand?
Manatee County commissioners wisely seem to
be proceeding on a tack that will ensure the entire
shoreline from the ravages of erosion.
The county appears set on a course that will be-
gin the process of moving sand on the beach, while
also taking steps to acquire property easements of
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nine Anna Maria City homeowners. The easements
are required'by the federal government if federal
dollars are to be used in the project.
If the process does go so far as the courts and the
procedure of eminent domain, and if that legal ma-
neuvering does go on for several years (as expected),
it's good to know there will be another layer of
beach along the shore to protect the rest of the Island
from storm-driven wind and waves.
Is your sandbox half empty or half full?
Let's hope it's filled to overflowing storm or
Thanks to police
When so many things in the world around us
have turned upside down, it's good to know we can
depend on our Holmes Beach Police Department.
Crowder Bros. Ace Hardware would like to take
this time to say a special "thank you" to Det. Sgt.
Nancy Rogers and Patrol Officer Chuck Stearns for
quick work in recovering our missing rug cleaning
They were both understanding and willing to
work with us. We're thankful for public officials like
this who serve us daily.
Kathy Bergan, Crowder Bros. Ace Hardware
in seawalls' rubble
I have addressed the following letter to Mayor
Connie Drescher of Bradenton Beach:
I am writing with regard to the question of re-
building seawalls owned by the city of Bradenton
Beach. I feel that the best plan for the Island and its
marine life, as well as the taxpayer, would be to let
the crumbling seawalls crumble and plant man-
groves around and among the rubble.
I spoke with a marine biologist recently who
validates my opinion that seawalls are a poor choice
for anyone. Natural areas encourage marine life and
homes for our sea birds.
I have a neighbor with a crumbling seawall that
has been reinforced with rubble and mangrove plants
growing through and around it and it is not only very
attractive but more effective against erosion than a
seawall. I do not have a seawall in my backyard and
did not experience any erosion from the flood of Jan.
2, 1999, due to my mangrove and sea grape plants.
I hope you will investigate this idea for the
Bradenton Beach seawall issue. A portion of the mil-
lion dollars saved from not rebuilding high-mainte-
nance seawalls could be spent for mangroves and
other native plants.
Residents may feel that mosquitoes and sand
gnats will be a concern if mangroves are planted. A
solution for these pests is to build bat houses and
martin houses. We should encourage creatures like
these to live among us. A bat will eat approximately
10,000 mosquitoes in a night.
A natural environment is also more compatible
for dragonflies than stark concrete seawalls, and
dragonflies are also a natural form of pest control.
I love this Island and wish to see its natural
beauty preserved. If we take care of nature, nature
will take care of us.
Deborah Pettee, Anna Maria City
Thanks for the use of the hall
As property manager of Anna Maria Island Club
and Sunset Terrace condominiums, I use the City of
Bradenton Beach commission chambers twice a year
for annual meetings. We have coffee, juice and do-
nuts. We arrange the room to suit our needs, then
leave it as we found it.
The city clerk's office is, and has always been,
most cooperative in arranging the appointment, not
to mention that our deposit check is promptly re-
turned to us after each meeting.
I contact a police officer both before and after
the meeting to open and then to lock up the building
when we are leaving.
Thank you Mayor Connie Drescher and your
friendly staff for letting the taxpayers use the prop-
erty they pay for.
Thomas F. Riley, Bradenton
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N MAY 12, 1999 0 PAGE 7 IB
THOSE WERE THE BAYS
Part 11, The Bean/Hall Story
by June Alder
Thousands cheer as Salvation Army General William Booth departs for Ei
from New York harbor after a triumphant American tour in 1895.
Pioneer George Bean's dream came
true at last. In the fall of 1893 he and his
sons built the first homestead on the
windswept northern end
of seven-mile-long Anna
Maria Key. Mamie i
It was nothing fancy. to keep i
Just a plain board-and- with her
batten one-story cottage
facing the pass into heart Wi
Tampa Bay. But it suited sometime
George fine. With a par- slipped t
lor, three small bedrooms
and a lean-to kitchen, it meet hir
was sufficient for the visits to
widower and his three
teen-aged children -
Hal, 14, Edith, 12, and 16-year-old
Mamie, who had kept the family
together since her mother's death in
1887, furnished the place with furni-
ture from their large Franklin Street
home in Tampa. She insisted on bring-
ing along the piano her mother had
imported from England as well as her
well-used sewing machine. She got
busy stitching up curtains and other
things to brighten the place. She did
all the cooking, baking, cleaning and
gardening with the help of Edith when
she wasn't in school in Tampa.
George was confident when they
moved to the Key that Mamie would
soon forget the 31-year-old Salvation
Army evangelist she fancied. But
George was wrong.
Mamie managed to keep in touch
with Wilbur and sometimes slipped
away to meet him during visits to her
relatives in Tampa. She seldom com-
plained and always was respectful to
her father. If George noticed any
change in her attitude, he
didn't let on.
managed In March of 1894
i touch Wilbur sent word that he
weet- had received "marching
orders." He'd be leaving
bur and immediately for Ohio. In
'S God's own good time, he
way to trusted, the Lord would
during make a way for them to
during serve Him together in the
A year passed. During
that time Mamie kept up
a steady correspondence with her
sweetheart. She was thrilled when he
sent her a newspaper recording how
Salvation Army founder William
Booth had lectured to Boston Univer-
sity and Harvard students and preached
the Gospel to thousands in New York's
Carnegie Music Hall.
Shortly after her 18th birthday
Mamie packed her bags, took the
steamer to Tampa and boarded the train
for Cincinnati to enter the Salvation
Army training school there.
George was furious. He declared
Mamie was no longer his daughter. He
never answered the letters she wrote to
him from Cincinnati. When Wilbur and
Mamie were married in Cleveland on
Oct. 6, 1896, George did not acknowl-
edge it. Neither did he respond when
Mamie wrote to inform him about the
birth of a daughter, Edith, in 1897, on the
first anniversary of their wedding day.
Meanwhile, great events were af-
fecting the country.
Trouble with Spain was brewing.
The people of Cuba had been rebelling
against Spanish oppression for nearly a
decade. Cuban cigar workers in
Tampa's Ybor City section were fierce
supporters of their cause.
By the end of 1897 war fever
gripped the nation. America was about
to fight its first foreign war. And it
would be launched from Tampa Bay.
Next: Teddy Roosevelt
ignites war with Spain
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A Holmes Beach man is battling the bosses of the
railroad he loves and served for a good part of his life,
challenging them in a board meeting Thursday, May
13, over the high bonuses they pay themselves.
The board is meeting in Williamsburg, Va. On the
agenda is Charles O. Morgret's shareholder initiative
calling for elimination of incentive payments as a form
of compensation at the Norfolk Southern.
"It's gotten completely out of hand," Morgret said
in Holmes Beach. The company's officers vote them-
selves millions, he said, and even voted 10 percent
bonuses to union workers to forestall their complaints
about executive bonuses.
"Bonuses are OK if the company has an above-
average performance in a year," Morgret said. "But the
Norfolk Southern has been performing below average.
Still the big bonuses come."
For example, he said, the chairman/president made
$4.2 million last year, chief marketing officer $1.46
million, chief operating officer $1.64 million.
"I am not naive enough to think I can get my ini-
tiative through the board of directors," Morgret said.
"Management owns big blocs of stock that can over-
whelm any threat. But I have letters from shareholders
saying they're voting their shares in my support, one of
them 100,000 shares.
"If I can get 10 percent, it will be effective his-
torically, companies faced with 10 percent of shares in
rebellion feel they have to do something about it."
Morgret spent 23 years as an executive of the As-
sociation of American Railroads and 18 as public re-
lations chief of the Southern. He retired here in 1981
and spent the next many years writing the giant biog-
raphy of his railroad hero, Bill Brosnan, chairman cred-
ited with being savior of the Southern. Brosnan, too,
loved Anna Maria Island: He built the 13-unit Lay-By
on the beach in Holmes Beach as a retreat for railroad-
ers who earned a stay there.
And, Morgret said, Brosnan detested bonuses for
executives and fought them throughout his career.
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The annual Natives and More picnic for Cortez
people and friends will be Saturday from noon on-
ward at the Cortez Community Center, 4517 123rd
St. Ct. W.
"Cousins by the dozens" showed up at last
year's event, some of them not seen in these parts
for 40 years, said Mary Fulford Green, Cortez na-
tive and a sponsor of the picnic.
As usual, this will be a potluck meal, so partici-
pants are asked to bring food and service for them-
selves and a lot more, for Cortez guests have noto-
riously large appetites. This, natives suspect, is
brought on by the proximity to the fishing industry
based in the old village.
The affair begins at noon with food at 1:30,
then goes on into the evening. Green said the spon-
soring Cortez Historical Society hopes for the tra-
ditional mullet cookout, although the fish are scarce
Upward of 100 people came last year "We
don't do that good a job of counting" and more
are expected for this year's festival.
A special guest last spring was Betty McCall,
who taught school there around 1940. "Students sat
around her just as they did way back then," said
This year the sponsors hope to bring Lydia
Green Allen back to the village. She was another
long-ago teacher: Among her students was the leg-
endary Cortez musician Goose Culbreath, who is
An aunt of Mary Green's husband Clyde, she
taught for 45 years, more than once in Cortez. Her
sister Eva was Mary Green's teacher.
"There were five Green sisters," Mary Green
recalls. "We're not sure of all their ages. A couple
of the older ones changed their birth dates in the
Another undertaking to make the day special,
Green said, is historic artifact collection. The his-
torical society is compiling reports and photos
from old Cortezian times for the Family Life Mu-
seum now being organized. It is destined to be
located in the old schoolhouse at the eastern edge
of Cortez, which is being bought by the state and
Manatee County to be turned over to the people of
Cortez for public use.
"Please remember Mama and Daddy and
bring a copy of their photos," said Green. "What
is your favorite memory about your parents? Pay
a tribute for all the blessings from them. This is
Mother's Day week, after all.
"And if you want to share a memory of a fa-
vorite dish that you miss, write it up and bring it
to the picnic. We'd like to compile these in book-
Community Center youngsters' T-shirts will
be sold, the money going to Center programs.
There is plenty of parking on Cortez streets,
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By Jim Hanson
Do yourself and Sarasota Bay wild mammals a
favor: Leave them alone.
So say the Florida Marina Patrol, U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service, Coast Guard, Mote Marine Labora-
tory and every doctor who has treated dolphin bites.
Aside from being good to yourself and to manatees
and dolphins, say those who know, you'll save your-
self a ton of money and time $20,000 fine and a
year in jail.
Those are the maximum penalties for messing
around with the big marine mammals, for feeding
them, swimming with them, harassing them or harm-
ing them in any way.
Officer Terry Noll of the Florida Marine Patrol
said such offenses are a criminal misdemeanor, as well
as being fairly dangerous.
"Quite a few people have been badly bitten on their
hands when they're feeding dolphins," he said.
Said Mary Kmetz of Mote Marine: "Wild dolphins
don't always differentiate between food and the hand
that's feeding them. They'll eat both. This is not like
"Keep your hands in your boat, your feet too. They
may be appetizing to a dolphin."
Dolphins often play around a boat and can become
beggars of the 100 or so that live here, the most
aggressive and skilled panhandlers are Mooch and
Manatees are even friendlier, and they like hu-
mans. They are bigger and slower than dolphins, hang
out in shallow water and can't get out of the way of a
boat. That's why most of them bear propeller scars.
"If they come to your boat," advises Kmetz, "turn
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Kathleen Dowling Singh will speak at a meeting of
local members of the Institute of Noetic Arts at 7 p.m.
Monday, May 17. She is author of "The Grace in Dy-
ing," based on her work in hospice.
Fred Burrous of Holmes Beach said the organiza-
tion is an international think tank of 50,000 members,
156 of whom live in this area, 18 of them on Anna
Maria Island. Its interests are "the potential of the mind
and what is happening around the globe," he said, and
it provides speakers for organizations. Monday's meet-
ing will be at the Bradenton Herald, 12 Manatee Ave.
W., Bradenton. Details are available at 778-3709.
Longboat art center
A public reception at 5 p.m. Friday, May 14, will
open the final exhibition of the season at the Longboat
Key Center for the Arts, 6890 Longboat Drive of
Broadway in the northern section of the key.
The exhibit, "ARTarget: 1999 Open Show," will
be juried with prizes for the first three places awarded
during the reception. Judges are Kevin Dean, director
of the Selby Gallery at Ringling School of Art and
Design, and Fayanne Hayes, museum educator at the
Ringling Museum of Art.
ARTarget is a Sarasota-based nonprofit organiza-
tion focusing on contemporary art, presenting three or
four exhibitions per year. The Longboat show will be
open until May 28 on weekdays from 9:30 a.m. until
4:30 p.m., 1:30 to 4:30 Saturdays. Details are available
55 Alive driving class
The 55 Alive senior driving class is scheduled from
12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, May 13 and
14, at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Participants must register at 778-6341.
They must attend both days to earn the certificate to
reduce insurance rates, said the sponsoring American
Association of Retired Persons.
Island Democrats host
The Anna Maria Island Democratic Club will meet
for a dutch-treat lunch at the Beach House Restaurant,
200 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, Monday, May 17,
The program is scheduled to be a general discus-
sion and will be the last scheduled meeting until Sep-
All Democrats and visitors are invited. Reserva-
tions are not necessary. Call Norton Niss at 778-9118
for further information.
Baseball Funday features
May 15 fun, games
Anna Maria Little Leaguers who want revenge
(and some laughs) at coach's expense can try and
dunk them in a tank of water by dropping them
with a pitch on Funday, May 15.
"Funday this year will be kind of a fair with
games of chance, such as pitching accuracy or see-
ing how they hit against a pitching machine that
fires balls like a major leaguer," said Little League
secretary Lori Guerin. "There's also going to be an
old-timers softball game, pitting ex-Little Leaguers
against their mothers."
League organizers came up with Funday to co-
incide with "Picture Day," where team and indi-
vidual photos are taken.
Funday/Picture Day will feature food, too. Ed
Chiles' Sandbar restaurant is donating hot dogs and
hamburgers, Italian sausage and pepper sandwiches,
chicken and steak kabobs, potato salad and chili.
In addition, there will be beer and wine for adult
fans of Little League starting at noon and $2
margaritas and pina coladas will be served after 4:30
p.m. after all bats and gloves have been put away.
There also will be a raffle drawing for a week
of science camp for one lucky youth.
T-ballers will be the first up for photos, start-
ing at 10 a.m. There will be a 20-minute intervals
for photos each team and individual players.
AA players will get team photos taken from 11:20
a.m. to 12:20 p.m. with AAA teams from 1 p.m. to
2:20 p.m. and the majors beginning at 3 p.m.
Memorial Day Little
League tourney coming
The First Memorial Day Little League Tournament
is scheduled to run May 28-31 at G.T. Bray Park and
is open to all major league teams.
These are not all-star teams but rostered and reg-
istered teams. No guests players allowed.
There is a $50 entry fee and registration deadline
is May 15. Make check payable to Manatee West Little
League, C/O Cindy Levelle, 1703 Palma Sola Blvd.,
Bradenton, FL 34209.
For more information, call tournament directors Jeff
Smith at 792-8771 or Mark Borstlemann 747-7121.
Historical group elects
The Anna Maria Island Historical Society will
elect officers and honor volunteers when.it meets at
7:30 p.m. Monday, May 17, in the Anna Maria City
Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive.
Following the business meeting, last of the season,
volunteers from docents to bread bakers will be hon-
ored at a party with refreshments and entertainment.
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Vernon A. Anderson
Vernon A. Anderson, 102, of Bradenton, died
May 7 in Westminster Asbury, the Manor.
Anderson was a missionary in the Belgian
Congo, Africa, for 40 years under the Presbyterian
Board. He also served as associate pastor of the First
Presbyterian Church, Dallas, Texas, for seven years.
He lived in Anna Maria for three years and at-
tended Roser Memorial Community Church in the
Graveside services were held in Miflin, Ala., at
the Swift Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
He is survived by a son, the Rev. David L.
Anderson; a daughter, Elnora Worth of Anna Maria;
five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Esther N. Hampton
Esther N. Hampton, a member of Island Baptist
Church in Anna Maria, died May 8.
Hampton, 89, was born June 11, 1909, in Oswego,
Ind., and was a former resident of Sarasota. She moved
to Charlotte Harbor three years ago.
She was a licensed practical nurse and a member
of the Eastern Star, White Shrine and American Legion
Services were May 10 at Bay Pines National Cem-
etery, Pinellas County.
Survivors include daughters Helen Bowerman of
Charlotte Harbor and Joan Loewenstein of Worthington,
Ohio; sisters Vida Handgen of Charlotte Harbor and
Frances Hull of Port Charlotte; a brother, Raymond
Bricker of Holmes Beach; five grandchildren; 10 great
grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
Joseph Roidt, 60, of Anna Maria, died May 5 in
Roidt was born in Milwaukee, Wisc. and moved to
Manatee County from Oak Creek, Wisc., in 1984.
He owned and operated J.R. Painting of Anna
Maria. He was also an antique dealer. Roidt served in
the U.S. Air Force.
He was a Catholic. Services were held May 11 at
St. Bernard Catholic Church.
Survivors include wife Irene of Anna Maria;
daughter Anita Thorpe of Bradenton; son Jeff Roidt
of Plano, Texas; step-daughter Paula Wilks of
Bradenton; step-son Joseph Cameron of Bradenton;
mother Lavern Roidt of Cudahay, Wisc.; brothers
Larry, Richard and John Roidt of Rice.Lake, South
Milwaukee, and Cudahay, Wisc., respectively; and
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MAY 12, 1999 E PAGE 11 iE
laughs in Sylvia
Pamela Hopkins, as
Sylvia (the dog), is
reigned by owner Greg,
played by Gabe Simches
in the Island Players
production of "Sylvia,
offering a witty look at
how a dog can divide -
and sometimes bind a
relationship. The final
season offering continues
through May 16. The box
office can be reached at
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You know how you talk to your dog as if it were
human and you could swear the dog understands and
even talks back to you?
Island Players production of "Sylvia" brings such
a notion to life with a witty look at how a dog can di-
vide and sometimes bind a relationship.
Playwright A.R. Gurney's clever device the dog
appears in the form of a human allows Island Play-
ers performers to hone in on the marriage of Greg
(Gabe Simches) and Kate (Barbara Knode) following
Greg's discovery of stray Sylvia (Pamela Hopkins) in
And the actors provide theater goers with one of
the funniest performances ever by the Island Players.
As always, Simches gives a strong performance and
Knode plays the foil, punctuating her dislike of Sylvia
with quotes from William Shakespeare.
There is profanity that in the past drove patrons
away in the middle of a play. But "Sylvia" sustains it-
self because the adult language is almost a necessity.
One couple commented, "The profanity didn't
bother me at all. It fits. It's nothing you don't hear at
any of the movies you go to these days."
Another frequent play goer said, "Loved it. Any-
one who has.a dog will see some common scenes in
Hopkins is outrageous and animated as Sylvia.
In one scene, Greg walks Sylvia through the park
and Sylvia spots a cat under a car.
Sylvia's barking and profane anger toward the cat
is a hoot and allows for some of the loudest laugh-
ter ever heard within the walls of the intimate theater
at the north end of Anna Maria Island.
From the moment Greg brings Sylvia home, the
tension between Greg and Kate rises like a thermom-
eter during a Florida August day.
At one point Kate and Greg go to psychiatrist/mar-
riage counselor Leslie (Rob Sparks) to work out differ-
ences created as a result of Greg's obsession with
Misha the dolphin
One of Tampa Bay's true "natives" has been redis-
covered and is doing just fine.
Misha was spotted in south Tampa Bay.
Sparks is superb and convincing in each of his
three parts: Tom, a guy with a dog named Bowser,
Kate's friend Phyllis, and Leslie, who could either be
a man dressed as a woman or a woman dressed as a
"I let my patients choose my gender," Phyllis tells
Director Geoffrey Todd offers up his view of the
play in his note in the playbill.
"This is about Greg and Kate and far from being
the divisive factor in their marriage, Sylvia becomes
the mortar to bind the bricks together.
"I could not escape the feeling that despite Kate's
words to the contrary, this marriage was headed.for
trouble. Enter Sylvia, reminding us that the old virtues
of truth, honesty and love, unquestioning and
nonjudgmental, always win in the end."
From the onset, Todd's interpretation is backed up.
In Act I, Scene I, Greg and Sylvia are in Greg and
Kate's Manhattan apartment.
Sylvia says to Greg, "Even when you hit me, I love
Then moments later as she sidles up to Greg's knee
she says, "Nearer my God to thee."
John Flannery's unique set design takes you to
Manhattan with a black-and-white montage backdrop
of the City's skyline and swivel sets like revolving
doors of scenes in the park, the apartment and more.
If you want to see themes reminiscent of your own
life complete with laughs Sylvia is a must.
It'll have you howling at the moon.
As the final production of the Island Players 50th
anniversary season, "Sylvia" brings Players patrons
into the 1990s following repeat plays from each of the
theater's first four decades.
"Sylvia," runs through Sunday, May 16, with cur-
tain times 8 p.m. except for the Sunday matinee at 2
p.m. Tickets at $12 may be purchased at the box office,
from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily, and an hour before perfor-
The theater is at Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue in
Anna Maria City. The box office phone number is 778-
Misha, an 18-year-old male dolphin, was sighted
by Mote Marine Laboratory scientists near Cockroach
Bay last month. The dolphin, along with another male
named Echo, were captive dolphins that were released
back into the wild after participating in studies at the
University of California in Santa Cruz.
The pair were captured in Tampa Bay in 1988 and
returned to their home waters in 1990.
Misha appeared to be thriving and was seen in-
teracting with several other dolphins. Echo was last
seen in Old Tampa Bay in 1993 and is also believed
to be doing well.
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sponsored by Duke University. They are Scot Vensel
of Holmes Beach, who attends King Middle School,
and Robert Gibbons of Anna Maria, who attends St.
Stephen's Episcopal School.
A talent search identifies seventh-graders in 16
states in the southeast, midwest and southwest who
have scored in the top 3 percent on a national achieve-
ment test, such as the SAT or ACT.
The students will be invited to attend a ceremony
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students through volunteers, who donate time
teaching various art techniques. They prepare
students for a grand finale field trip to
Ringling Art Museum. Helen DeForge shows
the art of porcelain painting to Zack
Waliagha, who's painted very life-like leaves
despite having a broken arm.
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
May 1, DUI, 7400 block of Palm Drive, Holmes
Beach. The deputy was approached by a citizen who
pointed out a possible drunk driver. The deputy fol-
lowed the driver, Ronald J. Davis, 48, of Bradenton,
and said Davis crossed the center line almost striking
another vehicle head on, then drove onto the shoulder
of the road. The deputy stopped Davis, administered
field performance tests and placed him in custody. The
deputy said when he searched Davis' vehicle, he found
a half-consumed bottle of rum.
May 2, DWLS with knowledge, 200 block of
Gladiolus. The deputy ran a driver's license check on
the subject and found the subject's license suspended.
The subject was placed in custody and issued a sum-
mons. The deputy noted he had charged the subject
twice in the past for the same offense.
May 2, aggravated child abuse, Coquina Beach.
A Marine Rescue employee said he observed the sub-
ject dunking a small child and holding him under wa-
ter and notified the officer, said the report. The officer
questioned the subject and placed him in custody. The
child was turned over to his parents.
May 3, lost property a canoe valued at $300,
2500 block of Avenue A.
May 5, leaving the scene of an accident, Cortez
Road and Gulf Drive. The subject turned in front of
another vehicle, not yielding the right of way and caus-
ing an accident, then left the scene, said the report. A
witness followed the subject and reported his location
to the officer, who questioned the subject and placed
him in custody. Damages were $1,500.
April 30, theft of a bicycle, 500 block of 83rd
May 1, DUI with property damage, 5800 block of
Marina Drive. A motorist flagged down the officer to
report an overturned vehicle on Marina Drive near city
hall. Three officers responded and found Marlene
McKenzie, 37, of Holmes Beach, upside down in the
driver's seat, but conscious and talking.
McKenzie was checked by EMS and the police
officer administered field performance tests and placed
McKenzie in custody. He issued a citation for failure
to maintain a single lane and noted that a city-owned
cement bench was shattered by McKenzie's vehicle.
May 1, found property a bicycle, 200 block of
May 1, burglary, 200 block of 78th Street. The
officer was investigating a report of an abandoned bi-
cycle and found a spent fire extinguisher. He checked
the address on the fire extinguisher and found the resi-
dence had been forcibly entered. A check showed no
other items were missing.
May 1, suspicious, 6600 block of Palm Drive. A
witness advised the officer of a reckless driver. The
witness said he also smelled the odor of burning mari-
juana coming from the vehicle. The officer radioed the
Anna Maria deputy, who stopped and searched the
vehicle but found no drugs. The deputy issued the
driver a citation for having a defaced driver's license.
May 1, gas drive-off of $10, 3015 Gulf Drive,
May 1, burglary, 5400 Marina Drive, coin laun-
dry. The complainant reported an unknown person re-
moved a phone valued at $80.
May 1, burglary, 101 66th St., Beach Inn. The vic-
tim reported an unknown person broke into the unit and
removed a credit card organizer and a wallet containing
credit cards, cash and personal papers. Later the owner of
the motel reported he found all of the items except the cash
lying by the road in the 5800 block of Gulf Drive.
May 2, burglary, 5622 Gulf Drive, Harrington
House. The victim reported an unknown person re-
moved a laptop computer valued at $2,500 and $100 in
May 2, animal dog on the beach, 68th Street
beach. The officer noted the regulatory sign was missing
and advised the public works department to replace it.
May 2, burglary to an automobile, 6900 Gulf
Drive, Bali Hai. The victim reported an unknown per-
son smashed the window and removed a purse contain-
ing a check book, credit cards, a driver's license and
May 2, 500 block of 68th Street. The complainant
reported he found his neighbor's mail lying in nearby
yards. He returned the unopened mail to the mailbox.
May 3, burglary, 5400 Marina Drive, coin laun-
dry. The complainant reported an unknown person
reached in the window, knocked over a toaster and re-
moved a clipboard. The clipboard was found outside
with its contents scattered.
May 3, found property a bracelet, 47th Street
May 5, threatening phone calls, 100 block of 51st
May 5, found property a Florida identification
card, Gulf Drive and 31st Street.
May 5, suspicious, 100 73rd St., Coconuts Resort.
The complainant reported a suspicious subject was
looking into apartments. The subject was not found.
May 6, damage, 3212 East Bay Drive, Marco
Polo Ice Cream. The complainant reported he arrived
at the business and found an unknown person had shut
off the electricity at the main switch outside the build-
ing. Ice cream valued at $700 had melted.
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Kiwanis scores 16 runs
in one at bat,
comeback falls short
It was fourth and two in the waning seconds of the
game when a shallow pop up to the shortstop ended the
affair. That would be the bottom of the fourth with two
In a bizarre Anna Maria Little League game that
had fans and players alike shaking their heads when it
was over, West Manatee Fire District squeezed by a
determined underdog Kiwanis team by a football-like
score of 23-22.
The game was ruled over after the bottom of the
fourth because of a Center rule preventing an inning
from starting after 9 p.m.
And it was a wild and crazy bottom of the fourth.
Kiwanis came to bat at 10 minutes to nine Tuesday,
May 4, and when WMFD finally ended its incredible
comeback attempt, it was half past nine.
During that 40-minute stretch, Kiwanis sent 23
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and a two-run double to right, while Matt McDonough
and Evan Hunt walked three times each in their half of
Now for the other side of the story.
WMFD came out with its guns blazing.
Michael Spicer batted twice in the top of the first,
leading off with a pop up behind second base that
bounced off the second baseman's head after he lost the
ball in the sun.
The ball caromed into centerfield and Spicer,
whose nickname "Wheels" fits his speed afoot, ran all
the way home and scored on an overthrow.
On his second trip to the plate in the first, Spicer
hit a rocket down the right field line for an inside-the-
park grand slam home run.
By the time it was over, WMFD had sent 13 play-
ers to the plate and scored 10 runs on seven hits.
WMFD pitcher Eric Stahr mowed down Kiwanis
1-2-3 in the bottom half of the frame.
WMFD scored two more runs in the top of the sec-
ond on hits by Michael Cramer and Spicer.
Kiwanis set the stage for its comeback in the bot-
tom of the second, scoring six runs on hits by Max
Gazzo, Jesse Walsh, Matt Tornai and Ryan Keller and
some untimely WMFD errors.
It only charged up WMFD's squad with 16 play-
ers going to the plate, scoring 11 runs on nine hits and
three walks and some untimely Kiwanis errors.
And that action deserved an opposite and equal
reaction, as a fired up Kiwanis team came out smoking
in the bottom of the fourth when they nearly pulled off
the comeback of the year in any baseball league.
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ing runs scored by both teams, at-bats, hits and walks
In all 75 batters came to the plate (WMFD 39,
Kiwanis 36), there were 27 hits (WMFD 19, Kiwanis
8) and 20 walks (WMFD 7, Kiwanis 13).
Spicer had four hits, seven RBIs and scored three
times. Brett Milks was four-for-five at the plate with
three singles and a triple and four RBIs and scored four
times for WMFD.
For Kiwanis, Wolfe had a big stick with his homer,
a double and three RBIs. Langston had two doubles and
five RBIs. Walsh had a triple and one RBI and Gazzo
chipped in with a pair of singles and two runs scored.
"Wow. What a game," WMFD manager Andy
Price said. "I've seen some comebacks, but nothing
like that. I feel great for Kiwanis.
"If the game had ended in a 23-6 blowout, our kids
would have been real happy and their kids would have
been real down. But the way it turned out, and the way
Kiwanis came back, because they got some good hits
that were timely, both teams were very happy and
that's neat. I don't care what side you're on, when
you're coaching it's good to see kids play well on both
Bali Hai 6, Haley's 3
A gritty pitching performance by Haley's Jordan
Bowers was overshadowed by a towering three-run
home run in the first inning by Bali Hai clean-up bat-
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The shot that gave Bali Hai a 3-0 cushion cleared
the second fence at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center's Scanio Memorial stadium field and landed
near a palmetto tree almost 300 feet from home plate.
The ball could not be found.
Bali Hai went on to win the game 6-3 Monday,
May 3, with 10-year-old Sean Pittman throwing a ster-
ling game from start to finish.
Pittman did get into trouble in the bottom of the
first when he issued a series of walks, gave up three hits
and three runs to allow Haley's back in the game. Af-
ter that, Pittman was all business and didn't allow an-
Bowers gave up another run in the second on
singles by Dominic Termini, a walk to Tim Bouziane
and a fielder's choice RBI by Pittman, scoring Termini
after Termini took third on a wild pitch. Bowers got out
of a jam by striking out Joey Mattay on a 3-2 pitch.
Pittman got some help in the second from his
centerfielder Chad Richardson, who made a diving
grab of a shot by Haley's Chris Nelson.
Manning hit a double in the third but was stranded
when Bowers struck out one and got two others to
ground out and pop out.
Pittman breezed through his half of the third with
two strikeouts and a groundout.
In the fourth, Bowers again took care of business
with a strikeout, a pop out to the catcher and a bouncer
back to the mound.
Pittman had a 1-2-3 inning that started with a fine
play by Tim Bouziane. Haley's Kevin Kirn laid a bunt
down third that went under the glove of a charging
Bouziane. But Bouziane recovered and threw Kirn out.
Bowers got the first batter in the fifth to pop up to
second. He then gave up a triple to right by Kyle Dale.
With the ball still being relayed from the outfield, Dale
tried for home but was gunned down on a fine relay
throw by Skyler Purcell. Catcher Michael Wallen
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blocked the plate to prevent Dale from scoring.
Manning then singled to center for his third hit of
the game. Bowers retired the side when he got Adam
Bouziane to bounce a high hopper to third.
Haley's threatened in the fifth. Blake Tyre hit an
infield single and Bowers and Purcell walked. When
the ball got past catcher Kyle Dale, Tyre tried to score
but Dale did his imitation of "d6ja vu all over again"
when he lunged, blocked the plate and got Tyre for the
Bowers gave up his final two runs in the top of the
sixth on a single and two walks to load the bases. An-
drew Prudente singled up the middle to bring in two
runs and make it 6-3 Bali Hai.
Bowers ended the inning when he got Pittman to
pop up on a bunt, allowing Bowers to catch it and tag
a runner trying to score from third for a double play.
After walking the bases loaded, Bowers got Taylor
Manning to fly out to him.
Pittman looked strong at the end, striking out two "
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For the night, Pittman gave up three runs on five
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Bowers took the loss, giving up six runs on five hits,
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Cornucopia of environmental news
This week's Sandscript column is my excuse to
clean off my desk with a bunch of little eco-news that
has been cluttering up my life for a while. Consider this
column a "Sandscript potpourri," and thanks for putting
up with my belated spring cleaning.
Natural gas pipeline
Environmentalists seem to be scratching their
heads in puzzlement regarding taking a stand on a pro-
posed natural gas pipeline that appears to be headed
through Tampa Bay just north of the Island.
The pipeline is slated to extend under the Gulf from
Mobile, Ala., and reach Florida somewhere near Port
-Manatee, where it will service power plants in the Sun-
shine State. Total length of the pipeline is about 700
miles, with a cost for the Gulfstream Natural Gas Sys-
tem pegged at $1.2 billion.
Natural gas is supposed to be the cleanest of all
fuels, so the idea of using the stuff instead of messy
orimulsion or some other fossil fuel seems a good idea.
A natural gas leak also wouldn't be as hazardous
to the environment as a crude oil spill, either. But the
idea of a 36-inch-diameter pipe filled with a flammable
substance lying just a few miles off northern Anna
Maria Island is still something of an unsettling event.
Still to come are public hearings and permitting be-
fore the project begins, tentatively scheduled in June 2001.
Golf course pollution
As good environmentalists, you may cringe when
you go past or step on a golf course. The chemicals
-,ieeded to keep those greens green! The toxins needed
to keep the bugs at bay!
Not to worry, though.
Here are two facts to consider before you get to the
meat of this item:
Stormwater runoff is water that flows off the land
into bays and the Gulf from rainfall. Stormwater run-
off carries with it any chemicals that accumulate on the
land pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers from lawns,
oil or other detritus from motor vehicles.
Florida leads the country as a destination for golf-
ers with more golf courses than any other state.
Scientists in South Carolina have studied the im-
pact of stormwater runoff from golf courses there, and
have found that as long as there is a good, sound man-
agement plan for golf courses, there isn't much of an
impact to the environment caused by golf course
A key ingredient in environmentally friendly golf
courses is smart landscaping. By putting plants be-
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overturned glass of water before it spills off the counter
and onto the floor to understand how the plants suck up
the bad stuff.
The Sarasota Bay National Estuary Program and
Mote Marine Laboratory conducted a study on golf course
runoff in the Sarasota Bay area a few years ago. The con-
clusion was that "golf course maintenance practices have
minimal impact on groundwater quality."
It's actually in the golf course managers' best in-
terests to be environmentally friendly by cutting
back on the amount of chemicals they have to use, they
save money and protect the environment, too.
Mosquito spray and fiddler crabs
Summer showers are on their way, and so too is
mosquito season. One of the best ways to beat the little
biters is to spray chemicals from airplanes or helicop-
ters to kill mosquito larvae. However, scientists with
the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have found
that aerial spraying in the Rookery Bay area of Florida,
near Naples, has lowered the fiddler crab population.
In a fit of common sense, the researchers tested
areas of the mangrove forest and found that more of the
chemical hits the ground in areas where there are few
trees, versus areas that are heavily canopied. The leaves
catch the spray and keep a lot of it from hitting the
The scientists turned their findings over to the
Collier County Mosquito Control folks, and they are
now taking into account wind speed and direction when
they spray to keep the spray from drifting onto bare
spots of ground. Better direction in aerial spraying has
translated into more fiddler crabs and who knows
how many other little critters.
Let's hope the Manatee County mosquito control
people follow the same practice.
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have a biting story or two to tell. You know, like the
time the big one zoomed in that looked to be about
the size of a sparrow, that took away a pint of blood
in a single sting?
My favorite comes from a buddy who used to
work at Mote doing aerial spraying research in the
mangroves of Lee County. He would get dropped off
for three or four days in the marsh to see how much
chemical came to ground and gauge its impact on
A staunch environmentalist, he abhorred the use
of chemicals that would harm plant or animal life,
but after a couple of days being the focus of what
seemed to be every mosquito in Florida, he was
about ready to call it quits.
"I started to dream about drums of DDT that I
could spray the damn things with," he told me when he
got back, lightheaded from blood loss.
And as somebody who seems to attract the little
devils, I sometimes feel the same way about mosqui-
toes. Kill them! Kill them all!
Barbecue heaven ... or hell?
Remember the old "Saturday Night Live" skit
where niche marketing reached an all-time high in the
form of a mall store that carried nothing but Scotch
I can't help but think the same thing may be true
with a store that just opened in Brandon Barbecues
Galore, which sells nothing but barbecue grills, pits,
tools, sauces and seasonings for cooking outdoors.
You can buy a stainless steel barbecue pit complete
with an infrared rotisserie for $5,000 there, or pick up
some cherry mesquite chips for smoking meat. Believe
it or not, there are more than 40 Barbecues Galore
stores in the U.S., with sales up 25 percent last year.
Hmmm ... maybe it isn't such a bad idea, at that.
Need any Scotch tape?
For all you rare bird fans out there, here's a
birder statistic, from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Ser-
vice: more than 300 species of birds live or visit the
Southeastern United States, and the southeast sup-
ports 60 percent of all migratory bird species, some-
thing they call "neotropical migrants" that breed in
North America and migrate to and from the tropics
The wildlife folks also offer some suggestions to
help birds, like buying shade-grown coffee because it
provides more habitat for migratory birds. Oh, and they
suggest you keep your cat indoors.
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Snook biting, kings around, Gross nabs monster cobia
By Capt. Mike Heistand and Capt. David Futch
Snook are hitting now that the wind and cold fronts
have stopped and kingfish are still around. But the
catch of the week goes to Capt. Rick Gross who put one
of his customers onto a 40-pound cobia.
Tarpon are here, but not in numbers. That should
change over the next couple of weeks.
The Anna Maria City Pier reports catches of
mackerel, pompano and a few sheepshead.
Just up the road, Rod & Reel Pier patrons are
bringing in mackerel, snook and redfish.
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez reporting for
Capt. Zack on the Dee-Jay II said snook numbers
jumped at the end of last week, but 90 percent of them
were small. Redfish are scattered, trout action is good
with trout to 27 inches. There also are big jack crevalle
around. When the wind isn't howling, the Gulf is pro-
ducing cobia, big mackerel and bonita.
Capt. Sam Kimball on the Legend said he caught
kings to 15 pounds and large bonita to 12 pounds.
Banded rudder fish are biting well with 40 to 50 per
trip. Snapper has been good on all-day trips with a
mixed bag that includes lane, mangrove, yellowtail and
vermilion in 70 feet of water.
Capt. Rick Gross said he's been nailing permit,
grouper and keeper snook. He also had that 40-pound
Capt. Tom Chaya said permit, redfish and man-
grove snapper were reeled in by his clients last week.
Capt. Matt Denham said both gag and red
grouper and kings are still offshore in numbers that
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Winners in the May 5 horseshoe games were
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Runners-up were George Landraitis of Cortez
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Winners in the May 8 games were John
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CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
FOR FREE HOME DEUVERY OF THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND* CALL 778-7978
Sorry, we cannot deliver single copies to condominium or trailer park units.
SUNDAY MAY 16 1-4PM
408-410 80TH STREET, HOLMES BEACH
Northern end of Holmes Beach. Two separately deeded
homes. 2BR/2BA each with 60x26 greenhouse/work-
shop/studio on 3/4 acre. Built in 1990. Walk to beach.
$18,000 below appraisal! Offered at $418,000.
Call Pat Jackson at 778-3301
Ken Jackson at 778-6986
Agnes Tooker 778-5287
or Dave Sork 726-1704
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drive P O Box 717 Anna Maria, FL 34216
Toll Free 800 306-9666
Fax # 778-7035
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Buy it, sell it, find it! in The Islander Bystander.
REAL ESTATE, INC.
Mary Ann Schmidt Helen White
Eves. 778-4931 Eves. 778-6956
SABAL PALMS CONDO
2BR/1.SBA'fuminhed condo. Westside, convenient to
everything. Pool and cluiBhous3-.lose to golf. $59,900.
CLOSE TO BEACH
2BR/1.5BA home in central Holmes Beach. Excellent
rental or vacation home. A great buy! $148,500.
PERICO PATIO-POOL HOME
2BR/2BA Perico Island patio home. In-ground pool,
two-car garage, ceramic tile, mirror, fireplace. $159,900.
3BR/3BA luxurious penthouse condo. Private boat dock,
water view, elevator, tennis, heated pool. $259,000.
3BR/2BA family home. Large sunny family room.
Ceramic tile and terrazzo. Private dock, playhouse. $229,000.
2BR/1.5BA Seaside Beach House condo. Furnished, end-
unit, heated pool, beautiful beach and view. $225,000.
Sandy Pointe 2BR/2BA condo $900
Coquina Beach Club efficiency $700
5102 5th Ave-2BR/lBA house, direct Gulffront $2,650
3029 Gulf of Mexico-3BR/2BA house, direct Gulffront-$1,500
Condominiums and Houses Weekly/Monthly
from $700 week/ $1500 month
REAL ESTATE, INC.
Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 www.suncoastinc.com"
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Looking for a bite to eat, a day of fun, a ray
of sunshine? Look no further it's all in
The Islander Bystander. Don't miss a week!
419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
(941) 778-2291 P 0 Box 2150
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294
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Nestled on two Gulffront lots in the timeless, single-family-
zoned village of Anna Maria, this 3BR/3BA oceanfront
retreat offers endless views of sea, sand and sky in a most
private and pristine setting. Some of the countless amenities
include pickled ash floors, white stucco fireplace, vaulted
ceilings with indirect lighting and fans, many built-in book-
cases and credenzas and a stunning Gulfside sundeck. Also
includes a private elevator, wet bar and spacious downstairs
shower and changing room. Priced at $1,950,000.
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This wonderful 3BR/3BA Dutch colonial home is tucked
away on three spacious west-of-Gulf Drive lots on beauti-
ful Beach Avenue in the historic village of Anna Maria.
Lushly landscaped, high-and-dry grounds lend lots of pri-
vacy and seclusion and the sparkling Gulf of Mexico is only
steps away! Features include pretty clapboard siding and
brick walkway, light wooden floors and plantation shutters,
beautiful stone fireplace, spacious library with many book-
cases and cabinets, formal entry fbyer, office and wonder-
ful Florida family room with built-in entertainment center.
This timeless and captivating hideaway is priced at
$685,000, including a one-year homeowner's warranty!
Don't miss this unique and historical offering!
"WIR SPRECHEN DEUTSCH"
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Susanne Kasten ... 953-3584 Sherry Sasser ... 778-1820
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Visit us at our web site: www.islandreal.com
6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
766 Jacaranda, Anna Maria
A real two-story house. Ground level is 2BR/1BA, living
room, dining room, family room, kitchen and one-car
garage. Upstairs is 1 BR/1 BA with separate den. Fenced
yard with separate outbuilding. 1,581 sfla. Very expen-
sively and expansively remodeled in 1993. $209,500.
Doug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, FI 34216
Phone & Fax: (941)778-1222
201 35th St ..................
2302 Gulf Dr ...............
101 25th St ..................
2219 Gulf Dr ................
203 76th St ..................
312 64th St ................
5806 Holmes Blvd.........
PERICO BAY CLUB
1322 Perico Point ......... $199,900
1010 Pelican Court ....... $189,900
1276 Spoonbill Landings .. $149,000
504 Woodstork Circle .... $133,500
923 Sandpiper Circle..... $133,500
952 Sandpiper Circle ....... $98,000
449 North Shore (Sarasota)... $299,900
1769 Vamo Drive.......... $299,000
419 51st St NW ........... $269,900
5107 35th Street W ....... $79,900
304 Pine Ave................ $224,000
310 Pine Ave................ $299,900
Call for details!
60 North Shore Dr ........ $689,000
520 58th Street..... ...... $619,000
8023 Marina Isle .......... $549,900
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
631 Foxworth La.... ...... $795,000
726 Key Royale Dr .............. $695,000
613 Ivanhoe La............. $675,000
624 Foxworth Lane ............ $339,000
AND ISLAND CONDOS:
6700 Gulf Dr ............... $339,000
Mariners Cove .... $229,900-$297,500
4255 Gulf Dr ................ $134,900
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
MULTI FAMILY PROPERTIES:
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WET SLIPS AND Hi 'N' Dry storage available at com-
petitive rates in riodem, 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.
OFFSHORE CHARTER FISHING with Captain
Glenn Corder aboard Deep South. Half and full day.
For information call 778-1203 or Mobile 713-5900.
1997 GRUMAN Jon Boat, 15-HP Johnson Motor, trailer.
$1,600 invested, first $1,200 or best offer. 778-1309.
Island Real Estate
is pleased to welcome Bob Smith
to our team of professional realtors.
Bob began his real estate career in 1975
at Lake Tahoe, California. He became
S interested in real estate development and
finance and pursued this interest all the
way to Rochester, New York, where he
Joined the Commercial Real Estate
'"- Bob Smith Division of a regional bank.
Realtor Bob is no stranger to Anna Maria, he has
been coming here regularly since 1984. Along the way he
became a property owner and learned a lot about the
community. Recently, he and his wife, Ann, made the
Island their permanent home.
Again, Island Real Estate welcomes Bob and looks forward
to his successful real estate career with us.
Visit us at our web site: hllp: wwu'.islandreal.com
[W MLS i^e ,, 1-800-865-0800
6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 778-6066
Walk to beach from your new home built on this
large lot in Anna.Maria City! 75x140 feet with
seawall, no bridges with direct bay access. Build
your dream home here! Just listed at $149,000.
This elevated canalfront home has just been re-
newed with fresh paint, new vinyl, carpet and ap-
pliances. Great room design with split bedrooms
and large screened porch. Kitchen, great room
and master bedroom all overlook the canal. Walk
to the beach in the heart of Anna Maria! This is
not a drive-by! Just listed at $279,900.
Call Pat Jackson at 778-3301
Ken Jackson at 778-6986
Agnes Tooker 778-5287
or Dave Sork 726-1704
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drive P Box 717 Anna Maria, FL 34216
Toll Free 800 306-9666
Fax # 778-7035
WANT TO GO to Cuba? Experienced blue-water sailor
needed for race. Goodwill mission. Leaving May 28,
must have passport. Ask for David, 778-7978.
BRIDGE STREET PIER & Cafe is now accepting
applications for part-time cooks and full and part-time
servers. Please apply in person. 200 Bridge St.,
GIFT SHOP SALES PERSON. Experience helps, but
hot 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.
CLERK FOR GIFT SHOP, full/part-time. Buccaneer
CLERK PART-TIME, evenings, weekends, holidays.
Retirees welcome. Shell Land Gifts, 301 Gulf Dr.
South, Bradenton Beach.
HOMES CONDOS RESORT
GOLF COURSE COMMUNITIES
(800)211-2323 ~ (941)778-2246
RUNAWAY BAY RESORT
Knowledge Experience Professionalism *' '
Real Estate Lecturer: NYU
Biographed in Who's a'
Who in American Law
2217 Gulf Drive
Bradenton Beach, FI 34217
Seasonal and Vacation Renters
The Tiki 3214 Gulf Drive
and The Valhalla *
3216 Gulf Drive
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Still available for your enjoyment all year long.
These properties and other fine homes
are now under the management of:
o^ 3g[orid'a Req
Exclusively Managed By Ann Harmon With Old Florida Realty Company
be made by contacting:
2501 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach, Fl 34217
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.
KITCHEN HELP WANTED. Salads, prep, dishes,
clean-up. Apply in person from 8am-3:30pm, Chez
Andre, 5406 Marina Drive.
SUMMER WORK FOR college students and 1999
high school graduates. $10.25 per hour/base.
Flexible part-time and full-time. No experience
necessary. Entry level sales/service. Will train. Schol-
arships available, conditions apply. 927-8868.
RENTAL PROPERTY MANAGER for real estate
office on Island. Please send resume to P.O. Box
1133, Holmes Beach, FI 34218.
NEEDED IMMEDIATELY! Conversational Spanish
instructor. Call Hattie Babcock 778-5462.
OFFICE HELP AND housekeepers needed full or
part-time. Tradewinds Resort, 1603 Gulf Drive N.,
Bradenton Beach. 779-0010.
Why wait weeks for loan approval?
We can give you an Approval in Minutes!
Linda & Ted Davis, serving Anna Maria Island
and the State of Florida with more than 35 years
of combined experience.
Compare our Low Rates and Fees.
Call today. (941) 779-2113 or (800) 226-3351
Licensed Mortgage Brokerage Business
A Paradise Rental Management, Inc.
Hours of Telephone Coverage
Amount of Advertising and Promotions
Total Rental Income Per Property
1-800-237-2252 or 778-4800
5201 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach
Hi! I'm Marianne
SFor any real estate needs,
a-I am ready and anxious
to serve you. Call me at
Mike Norman Realty
"Wir Sprechen Deutsch"
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.CHOICE
ISLAND LOT 9.700 sq.ft., $108,000.
BRAND NEW KEY WEST HOME 4BR/3BA with Gulf and bay
views. Upgrades and extras. Shaft for elevator. $425,000.
CALL US ABOUT BRAND NEW HOMES HERE NOW
AND COMING SOON. From $150,000 and up.
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.
VACATIOI RENTALS. Homes/Villas & Condos.
ANNUAL: Waterway Condo $900/month.
5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
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PART-TIME THREE DAYS per week cleaning
residential homes condominiums. Start $7.50 per
hour, raise to $8.00 after 30 days. All supplies
provided, paid travel time. Great for semi-retirees,
teachers, teams welcome. Must have dependable
vehicle and be detail oriented and reliable. Pager
252-9857 or 778-2864, ext. 1.
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.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Library.
Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or 778-6247.
BRADENTON CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL honor
student seeks house-sitting opportunities. July -
August 15, 1999. Call Laura at 778-1972.
PARTNER WANTED in established local hair salon.
Little or no capital investment required. Must be
responsible, professional and highly motivated to
succeed. Stylists, if you dream of becoming a salon
owner, this is your opportunity knocking. Call Loretta
at Lor-EII's Beauty Salon 778-7767. All replies
PLEASANT ISLAND COMPANION for hire. Enjoy
keeping up your own home but could use a little
assistance? Call Robin 778-0465.
MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, mulching,
trimming, clean-up, edgings, and more. Hard-work-
ing arin responsible. Excellent references. Edward
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Senior Loan Consultant
6016 Manal-e Avenue W
Bradenton. FL 34209
To work with a full-service lender, call me today.
Formerly Savings of America
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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.
HOUSE CLEANING wife and husband team special-
izing in vacation turnarounds and residential. Area
residents since 1966. Hardworking, dependable,
CHAMBERLAIN PROFESSIONAL CLEANING.
Insured, affordable, dependable, honest. Island resi-
dent, free estimate. 750-4772, leave message.
THE HONEY DO MAN Handyman. Odd Jobs, small
jobs, repairs. Licensed, insured. Free estimates 778-
5003 or 726-1067.
HAVING A MAC ATTACK? Call for help with Mac or
PC. Training, internet, hardware selection and instal-
lation. Call Ed, 778-2553.
GENERAL REPAIR AND remodeling. Ceramic tile,
drywall, carpentry, formica, screening and more.
Specializing Anna Maria Island. 20 years experience,
free estimates. 794-0422.
THE GIRLS Professional Mobile Detailing! We will
clean, polish and protect your auto, boat, RV at your
location. Exterior/interior. 778-1924.
LICENSED COMPUTER SPECIALIST. Available
evening, weekend. For any computer needs, hardware,
software, network, commercial, private. Call 778-8473.
DAYCARE PROVIDER will babysit your child seven
days a week, 24 hours a day. Meals included. Love
children. Please call 778-9693.
ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING removes unsightly black
mildew, salt and dirt from house exteriors, windows, roofs,
gutters, driveways and decks. Call 778-0944.
WEB STATION business and personal Internet web
site design and maintenance. Phone: 779-2276, fax:
778-3038, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or http://
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years. Call 778-6508.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING & MAINTENANCE Resi-
dential/commercial, full-service maintenance, land-
scaping installation, clean-ups, tree trimming, ponds,
native plants, butterfly gardens. Excellent references.
Residential Sales/Rental Division Licensed Real Estate Broker
THE VIEWS LOOKING SOUTH towards Sarasota are breathtak- CYPRESS CREEK ESTATES WATERFRONT RESIDENCE.
ing. Elegant homes in guarded community on Sarasota Bay. Enjoy 3BR, three full baths, art studio or 4BR. Large open kitchen, white
the security, solitude and beauty of Tidy Island. Excellent value, ceramic tile, elevated ceilings, in-law floor plan, family room, sun
Priced from $179,000. Bob and Penny Hall 749-5981. C34359 room. 1+/- acre. Reduced. $499,900. Don Lewis 746-3200. R29620
BEACH HOUSE on Anna Maria. Breathtaking views of
Tampa Bay and Egmont Key, sea birds, porpoises and
gorgeous sunrises. Open floor plan, 3BR/2.5B, two-car
garage. $595,000. Don Lewis, 746-3200.
CYPRESS CREEK BEAUTY. Light and airy
with view overlooking twelve acre stocked
lake. Screened in gazebo, caged-in area with
heated pool. Electric, water at dock. $525,000.
Larry and Louise Miller 794-0131. R35539
MANATEE RIVER ESTATE lot one acre +/
125 feet waterfront, deep water. 6BR/4B
traditional home with open large kitchen and
living area. Parquet floors, sun room, barrel
tile roof, circular driveway. Sailboat water.
$699,000. Don Lewis 746-3200. R37104
GULF OF MEXICO BEACH HOUSE.
Elegant custom-designed residence. 3,684
+/- sq.ft. 3BR, authentic Mexican tile floors
throughout. Balcony overlooks the white
sandy beach. $1,350,000. Don Lewis
CASTNETTER APARTMENTS directly across from Public Beach.
Overlooks Gulf of Mexico. Consists of four buildings, NW building
offers owner's unit, rental unit and office and two-car garage. All other
buildings offer two units. $1,500,000. Don Lewis 746-3200. CM31317
JUST MINUTES to the beaches. Great-
room design, open and immaculate, 4BR/
3B, large lot, two-story home with three-car
garage and sparkling pool. $259,900.
Sandy Drapala 794-3354 or Kathy
Marcinko 252-1618. R37553
FIDDLER'S GREEN BEAUTY. 4BR/3B
custom built home with over 3,800 sq. ft.
Formal dining room, family room, bonus
room, gourmet kitchen, three-car garage.
$269,000. Janet Orr 747-4543. R30220
TENNIS ANYONE? Exquisite beauty and
design is the hallmark of this 4,238 sq.ft.,
5BR/5B residence. Completely remodeled in
1998. Privacy and impeccable taste.
$650,000. Julie DeSear 794-3041. R36645
TwleOk0 hpigPa 285t v ,(i 0 rdno ,Flrd 40 4-5-11 \ii writ nte.trlt.1
Up to 21 words FREE.
(No charge: 3 week maximum per kid.)
Must be placed in person at
5404 Marina Dr., Island Shopping Center
Holmes Beach Info: 778-7978
THREE ACRES +/- of bayfront prop-
erty. Exceptional luxury home site on
Palma Sola Bay. $249,900. Sandy
Drapala 794-3354 or Kathy Marcinko
Available properties by the
week or by the month from
Anna Maria Island to Venice.
Call one of our rental and
(941) 951-6668 or (800) 881-2222
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Sandy's Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
In Hauling By the cut or by the month.
A re We Monitor Irrigation Systems
Service INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
778-1345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
Established in 1983
@U[aT0@ B STATE LICENSED & INSURED
@R]U@(@Ni cnCRC 035261 EXPERIENCED
CONSTRUCTION JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION
CONSTRUCTION Remodeling Contractors
CONSTRUCTION Building Anna Maria since 1975
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S i Paradise Improvements
Quality home repair and maintenance
Steven Kaluza 778-4173
Island References and Insured
Painting Drywall Tile Doors Screens Etc ...
91H UAW PAINTING
Check our references:
"Quality work at a reasonable price."
Licensed/Insured Serving Anna Maria Island Since 1986 761-8900
WILSON WALL SERVICES
Specializing in Stucco & Ceiling Repairs
Building Restoration Water Damage
25 Yrs Experience Island Resident 650-7871
213 54th St., Holmes Beach 778-3082
OPEN: MONDAY thru FRIDAY 7:30 to 5 SATURDAY 8 to 12
ISLAND LOCKSMITH AND KEY
[i'e Are Your #1 Locksmith
20% Discount Forr p.- dr; ,:, -ri A rn~ .la:r .1~.jj and Longboat Key
STEVE ALLEN FLOORING
SQuality Workmanship 15 Years Experience
Unbeatable Pricing on Carpeting & Vinyl
Ceramic Tile From $3.25 sq. ft. Installed
Mobile Showroom, Free Estimates f
Fully Licensed and Insured m
Call 383-5381 4 -
CARL V. JOHNSON, JR.
Free Estimates Design Service
Quality Fair Prices
(941) 795-1947 RR066450
LAWNANDGARDE* Cntiue l ENALSCotiue
FREE SNOW REMOVAL Shell, dirt, mulch or stone
delivered and spread for a small fee. Yard clean-up.
Dump truck for hire. Free estimates. Call Dave
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If it's
broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior dis-
count. Call 778-2581.
PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and instal-
lation. Come in and choose from our huge selection
of plants, shrubs and trees. Everything Under the
Sun Garden Centre. 5704 Marina Drive, Holmes
STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE Service. Complete
landscape installation and maintenance. 25% off first
month maintenance fee. Free estimates. Insured.
CODY'S CARPET & upholstery cleaning. Dry foam
shampoo and steam cleaned. Living room/dining
room $34.95. Free deodorizing. 794-1278.
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. Uc#RC0045125, #RG0058589, #PE0020374.
Insured. Call 720-0794.
TILE, TILE, TILE. Ceramic tile supply and installa-
tion. Quality workmanship. Floors and walls. Fully
insured. 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.
MR. BILL'S Handyman Service. Thirty years experi-
ence, self-employed in the construction trades. I am
handy to have around. 778-1110.
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
BAYFRONT COTTAGE WITH DOCK. Turnkey,
beautiful view, covered parking. Available now. $350/
week or $700/month. 794-5980.
PETS WELCOME. 2BR/2BA, lovely furnished home
on canal, with dock and fenced yard, in Coral Shores.
Available March 1, by the week or month. Realtor/
SEASONAL RENTAL very nice studio apartment,
furnished, private. Quiet neighborhood. Completely
remodeled, carpet and Mexican tile. Conveniently
located in Holmes Beach. Back door opens to dock
on canal. Walk to beach! All utilities, cable included.
Season: $875 per month. Call 778-6234.
APRIL CANCELLATION very nice 1BR apartment,
four houses to beach on North Shore. $400 per week,
$1,200 per month. Call 778-6139, leave message.
FURNISHED 1BR/1 BA near beach. Available May 1
to December 1. Seven-month lease. $700 per
month. Lovely lanai and yard. 921-0074.
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.
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.
ANNUAL 1BR in Holmes Beach. $500 month plus
security deposit. Nice! Available now! 778-6541,
778-4084, or pager 569-1591.
UNFURNISHED 2BR/1BA includes water/garbage.
First, last and security, no pets, credit check. $650
per month plus utilities. Furnished efficiency includes
electric, cable, water/garbage. $500 plus security.
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.
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.
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HOLMES BEACH ONE block to beach. Quiet, newly
done, large 2BR/1BA. Annual unfurnished, no pets.
$750 plus utilities. 778-6348.
SEASONAL RENTAL AVAILABLE monthly, weekly,
May 1 through October 15,1999. No smoking, no pets.
2BR/1BA, one and a half blocks to Gulf. Call 778-0733.
TWO BEDROOM WATERFRONT villa. Fantastic
view, available June through September. $500 to
$700. Call Steve 778-8241.
HOLMES BEACH SEASONALS fully-furnished, 1 and
2BR apartments available at summer rates. Also.2BR
still available for 2000 season, heated pool. 778-4368.
PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Affordable professional
property management at last! We offer 30 years of lo-
cal 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. 761-1863, toll free: 1-800-716-0510.
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.
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.
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.
PURCHASE OPTION big, open 1BR trailer, washer/
dryer, must be 55. $425 per month. 778-4523.
ANNUAL 2BR/1BA North Shore Dr., updated interior,
new kitchen, open deck. $675 per month. No pets.
Call Fran Maxon Real Estate 778-2307.
ANNUAr L2BR/1BA 64th St., Holmes Beach. Large
living room, Flonu room, washer/dryer, dishwasher,
just painted, new carpet. $70u 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, restaurants and more. Avail-
able now through December. Also winter season and
consider annual. No pets or smoking. 778-7107.
FURNISHED 2BR/1BA near beach. Six-month or
annual lease. $650 per month. Lovely lanai and yard.
No smokers, please. 921-0074.
OFFICE AND HOUSE both zoned commercial, for
rent. 3001 Gulf Drive. Best visibility on Island! Next
to Anchor Inn. 927-347-0951 or 779-0123.
SUMMER VACATION RENTAL 1BR/1BA walk to
Gulf. $750 per month through November 30. $1,000
per month December-April. Manager 778-2864.
GULFFRONT STUDIO ANNUAL $725 per month,
one only. 792-2779.
SPECTACULAR GULFVIEW, new 3BR/3BA house
or 1BR/1BA ground apartment located one house
from beach, all extras. 106 72nd Holmes Beach,
great seasonal rates. 778-1365.
ANNUAL 1BR FURNISHED duplex at 5625 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach. $650 per month plus $300
security includes water and garbage fees. 778-5114.
FURNISHED EFFICIENCY including electric, cable,
water, garbage. $550 plus security. 778-5057.
GULFVIEW STUDIO 106 31st. St., Holmes Beach.
Fully furnished, washer/dryer access, patio. $500
per month, annual. 293-6131.
AVAILABLE JUNE 2BR/1BA. Fresh and clean, great
Holmes Beach neighborhood, $750 per month. First,
last and security. Call 778-5482.
UNFURNISHED 2BR/1BA apartment, steps to
beach. $600 per month, annual. First, last and secu-
rity. No pets, no smoking. 778-1001.
ROOM WITH PRIVILEGES 200 feet from beach 50
feet from bay. Washer/dryer, cable, updated. $400
plus half utilities or $125 per week. Deposit and ref-
erences required. 778-2991.
SURF SIDE 2BR/1BA. Annual, $900 per month.
Available now. 792-2779.
VACATION RENTAL GULFFRONT private beach,
2BR/2BA, spectacular view. No pets, weekly/
STEPS TO BEACH 2BR/1BA, unfurnished duplex in
prime residential area. Washer/dryer, large yard.
Small pet okay. Annual $750 per month plus $200
utilities. Call Gulf-Bay Realty 778-6602.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND paradise. 3BR/2.5BA, canal
home, heated pool. Close to beach. $3,000 per
month, $875 per week. 800-223-4472.
HOLMES BEACH EFFICIENCY apartment. Ground
level, private courtyard, laundry facility, turnkey fur-
nished. Great for one. $520 per month, utilities in-
1BR/1BA UPSTAIRS with sunset views. Being refur-
bished, available June 1. Charming decor and furnishings.
$550 annual. Call manager to get on waiting list, 761-8300.
MARTINIQUE PANORAMIC VIEW. First floor, 2BR/
2BA. living room, dining room, kitchen, glassed lanai, ga-
rage. $1,500 per month. Two- month minimum 779-2701.
BANYANS VACATION. Steps to Gulf! Remodeled,
lovely lanai, private yard, cable, sleeps four to six.
Special rate $750, Memorial week May 26-June 1,
July 4, June 30-July 6. $1,250 monthly through Oc-
tober. $500 deposit 792-3688.
ANNUAL RENTAL Spacious elevated 3BR/2BA home
with open design and lovely screened deck. Double
carport and storage. Short walk to beach and residen-
tial neighborhood. $1,150 per month plus utilities. No
pets please. Anna Maria Realty, Inc. 778-2259.
Yvonne Higgins REALTOR
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PERICO ISLAND mint condition, one year old. 3BR/
2.5BA, 1,726 sqft. Many extras $174,500. Call Mr.
Bruno 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
WHY RENT? Trailer plus 10 by 20-ft. room. Cute, open,
bright, washer/dryer, boat storage. Sandpiper, 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 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
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-
PROTECT YOURSELF! Thinking of buying a home?
We can save you money! Call Bark and Co. Realty,
your local buyer's broker. 383-1717.
2BR/2BA CONDOMINIUM on Gulf. LaCosta, 1800 Gulf
Drive North. $198,500. 404-656-7597. No Brokers.
PRICED TO SELL THIS WEEKEND Island canal
home only $185,000. Open house 1-4pm this
Saturday and Sunday. 400 21 Place, Bradenton
Beach. Yvonne Higgins, Wagner Realty 761-3100.
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-4 506 58th St., Holmes Beach ............... $268,000
4BR/3BA home on a natural canal with tiered dock
and boat ramp. Call Carla Price 778-0770 eves.
422 Spring Ave., Anna Maria............$199,000
2BR/1BA duplex close to beach and bay. Call
Carol Williams 744-0700 eves.
313 57th St., Holmes Beach ............$159,900
3BR/2BA, half duplex with great room and vaulted
ceilings. Call Wolfgang Dudda 761-3031 eves.
716 North Shore Dr., Anna Maria.....$398,000
3-4BR/3BA home on two lots across street from
beach with bonus apartment. Call Judy Duncan
428 63rd St., Holmes Beach ............$147,250
2BR/2BA canalfront home with water views from
almost every room. Dock and davits. Call Susan
Hatch 778-7616 eves.
2402 63rd St. W., Bradenton ..........$160,000
2BR plus den/2BA home in Capetown Village.
Lawn care and community pool. Call Clarke
Williams 744-0700 eves.
6809 7th Ave. W., Bradenton............ $142,900
Large 2BR/2BA condo at Village Green with a
lake in the front and green belt in the rear. Open
1-3. Call Lana Craig 778-4693 eves.
3716 Plumosa Terrace, Bradenton. $259,000
3BR/3BA home with in-ground pool on deepwater
canal with no bridges to ICW. Call Marion Ragni
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
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BIMINI BAYFRONT. Beautiful open view, new
seawall 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.
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.
GULFVIEW CONDOMINIUM Gulf to Bay complex,
Imperial House, 2BR/2BA. Completely updated. Light
Florida look, new appliances, new windows, porch
redone. $95,000, turnkey furnished. 778-4297.
KEY ROYALE CANALFRONT stucco 3BR/2BA,
dock, sundeck, screened lanai, open and airy floor
plan, totally refurbished, immaculate turnkey. This
house will go very fast. FSBO $249,900. Open House
Sunday, May 16, 1-3pm. 609 Ambassador Lane,
Holmes Beach. 778-3099.
ANNA MARIA CANALFRONT home 4BR/3BA. Many
quality extras built in throughout. $232,000. For more
information or appointment call 778-5928.
PALMA SOLA BAYFRONT Charming, updated Old
Florida style home surrounded by huge oaks on one
acre plus. 3BR/2BA, Mexican tile, huge country kitchen,
private master suite. Private dock, channel to bay and
intracoastal, Hemingway would love it. Price of
$499,000 includes platted buildable lot. Call Yvonne
Higgins or Helen Barry at Wagner Realty 761-3100.
DELIGHTFUL MOBILE HOME 3BR/1BA. Looks and
feels like a small house. Land owned, park fee only $65
per month Includes water, sewer, trash. $44,000.
Yvonne Higgins at Wagner Realty 761-3100.
CHARMING COTTAGE IN Cortez Village. 2BR/1BA,
possible thrid bedroom/den. Milled pine floors, inte-
rior laundry, large bath with dressing area. $89,500.
Sandy Greiner, Wagner Realty 727-0700.
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WANT TO PURCHASE 2BR/2BA directly on Gulf
with a west, northwest view. Private party. 778-3000.
HOLMES BEACH GULFFRONT seaside beach
house. 2BR/2BA. living room, dining room, lanai,
pool. $219,000. Buy or rent to own. 779-2701.
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2118 Ave. E.............. Gulffront .......................... Selling Agent
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BRADENTON BEACH DUPLEX BEAUTIFUL KEY WEST STYLE
2BR/1 BA in each side. Duplex 3BR/2BA home located on a deep wa-
Sincludes a 5x 00 lot that is also ter canal with no bridges to open water.
S includes a 50x100 lot that is also Tastefully turnkey furnished with white
zoned for a duplex. $299,000. carpet and white tiles through out home.
Duplex can be purchased without Includes two-car garage, a wrap-around
Carol S. Heinze
lot. Call arin Stepnan or Caroi
2 STORY DUPLEX $174,900.
3BR/2BA in each unit. Central
Holmes Beach location. Close to
shopping, library and restau-
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deck, boat dock and davits. Hoom tor a
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DEEP CANAL FRONT HOME! 3BR/
3BA totally renovated with master suite
overlooking wide canal. Room for a pool,
sundeck and a boat dock. Includes two-
car garage. $339,000. IB36828
BEST OF BOTH WORLDS! 2BR/2BA condo directly on the bay with spectacular views of the Intracoastal waterway on one side
and a view of the Gulf of Mexico on the other. Turnkey furnished. $169,000. Call Denise Langlois, Realtor 751-1155. IB37652
MARTINIQUE $139,000. Enjoy the view of Gulf of Mexico from this spacious 1 BR/1 BA condo with screened in lanai, cov-
ered parking and extra storage. Turnkey furnished. Includes community heated pool and tennis courts. Call Carol Heinze,
Realtor 751-1155. IB35824
BEST BUY ON THE ISLAND! End unit 2BR/2BA turnkey furnished condo with spectacular views of the bay is yours for
only $148,900. Includes updated carpet, washer and dryer. Just steps to the beach. Call Donald Pampuch, Reatlor 751-
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ANNA MARIA ISLAND HOME Spacious
3BR/3BA open floor plan, hardwood floors,
fireplace, screened balcony, more than 4,000
sq. ft. under one roof. Boat ramp and dock large
enough to accommodate sailboat. No bridges
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SUNBOW BAY CONDO
Super clean 2BR/2BA unit close to beaches,
shopping and restaurants. Elevator, pool,
tennis. Unit is turkey fumished. What a buy!
Lynn Hostetler 778-4800. MLS 34676.
BAYWATCH Beautiful 2BR/2BA bayfront
complex. Spacious open floor plan, turnkey
fumished. Intracoastal view with private boat
and fishing dock. A rare opportunity to own a
good investment property. $179,900. Elizabeth
Andricks 778-4800. MLS#34463.
5201 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217
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Call Dennis J. Hendrickson 778-5304
Directly on Gulf Beach, this newer
3BR has plantation shutters, Ander-
Sson 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.
Call Jane Tinsworth R.S. O1Son.Better
at 795-3000 Real Esate, nc. I ,AHISes
VACATION AND ANNUAL RENTALS
ANN HARMON is now associated
with OLD FLORIDA REALTY COMPANY
2501 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach, Fl 34217
Sales (941) 778-3377 Rentals (800) 778-9599
BAYFRONT ELEGANCE Magnificent residence with spectacular bay views. 3BR/2.5BA,
great room, eat-in kitchen, separate dining and living rooms, large master bedroom and
bath overlooking bay, ten-foot ceilings, oak floors throughout and a six-car garage. Heated
pool and deep-water dockage. $695,000. Call Dave Moynihan at 778-2246/778-7976 eves.
RUNAWAY BAY Fully-furnished, bright PLAYA ENCANTADA 2BR/2BA unit
sunny condominium unit at Runaway Bay located tennis court side of first-class
with lagoon view. Clubhouse, tennis and Gulffront complex with pool/spa, tennis and
pool. Walk to beach. Great vacation or on-site manager. Offered at $154,500. Call
rental home. On-site property manage- Dave Moynihan 778-2246/778-7976 eves.
ment. Call Ed Oliveira 778-2246/778-1751
eves. $129,900. #27160
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49 Poetic adverb
50 Spring ahead
55 Certain speech
75 "Hamlet" court
76 Locale in a
77 Casts off
79 It's bad on wood
80 Sandra Dee title
role, 1961 and
84 Without this, a
maid is mad
87 Brazilian port of
88 "- he drove
out of sight.."
91 Gambler's I.O.U.
101 Prefix with red
109 D.D.E.'s arena
110 Singer Sumac
112 Bathroom need
113 Suffix with Capri
114 Site of many 90's
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