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'Can of worms' opened in Anna Maria
By Susan K. Kesselring
They're not calling it vacating and they won't
say they're closing the alley, but commissioners in
Anna Maria have entered into an agreement with Jim
Toomey allowing him exclusive "use" of a city al-
Toomey is the owner of Bayview Plaza, a shopping
plaza under construction across from the city pier at
South Bay Boulevard and Pine Avenue.
According to Public Works Director Phil
Charnock, Toomey plans to construct a driveway
apron, which will include brick pavers, curbing,
ground-level planters and underground utilities, on the
alley that stretches from Pine to Magnolia avenues.
The alley, formerly a drainage swale, was part of
an extensive stormwater improvement project com-
pleted in December last year.
According to Vice Mayor Robert McElheny, "It's
only the end of a process that began more than a year
At a February 1998 meeting, David Wilcox, rep-
resenting AMI Holdings Inc., approached the Planning
and Zoning Board about vacating the alleyway. The
commission denied the request in March 1998.
In part, the new agreement states, "The sole pur-
pose of this agreement is to acknowledge the existence
of the improvements within the alley. It shall not be
construed as a rejection, abandonment, vacation, sur-
render, or termination of the right of the city and the
public to use the alley for its intended purpose."
PLEASE SEE ALLEYS, NEXT PAGE
will save day
The "Kissin' Cousin,"
a 43-foot cabin cruiser,
was spotted on fire with
two persons aboard in
the Intracoastal Water-
way just south of the
Anna Maria Island
According to Coast
Gonzalez, the boat
operator hailed the
Coast Guard at ap-
proximately 11:30 a.m.
stating there was smoke
in the compartment.
The boaters were
picked up by a good
Samaritan on "The
Pisces" and transferred
to the Coast Guard's
41-foot boat, first on the
scene to fight the fire.
They were joined by the
Coast Guard's 21-foot
inflatable carrying two
Anna Maria Fire
Anna Maria mayor summoned for violations
By Susan K. Kesselring
State Attorney Earl Moreland, 12th Judicial Cir-
cuit, has charged Anna Maria Mayor Chuck Shumard
with two non-criminal counts of public records law
Criminal charges were filed by The Islander By-
stander and Jim Conoly, a resident of Anna Maria, af-
ter their requests were denied to view city clerk re-
sumes and applications.
Assistant State Attorney James Rawe of the
Bradenton office said he filed based on denial of
records to the newspaper from April 7 to April 16 and
Conoly's denial from April 26-27.
According to Rawe. Manatee County Sheriff's
Detective W.J. Rozamus Jr.
interviewed the mayor, who
said he kept the resumes in
his desk because the acting
city clerk, who has since
resigned, was applying for
the position and he did not
want her to access the mate-
Rawe said that dur-
ing the course of
Rozamus's interview, the
mayor admitted that a violation had occurred.
But, Rawe said, based on the circumstances, he did
not have evidence to prosecute the mayor for a first
Some building codes relaxed, others pending
Changes have either been made or are in the
works that generally relax coastal construction rules
Gov. Jeb Bush has approved a state law that
modifies the "50-percent rule" for reconstruction of
houses in high-hazard areas such as Anna Maria Is-
The previous law required homes damaged or re-
modeled at more than half their appraised value in
the course of five years to meet new building codes
that require elevation.
Now, that five-year requirement has been eased,
and elevation is required only if damage to the house
amounts to 50 percent of the home's value at one
time, such as during a hurricane.
Another construction change that is pending is
statewide adoption of building codes currently used
in Manatee County. Generally, those rules call for
new homes to be built to withstand winds to 110
mph. In South Florida, though, in the wake of Hur-
ricane Andrew in 1992, laws were changed to re-
quire new homes to withstand 140 mph winds.
Builders are opposed to the current more-strict
codes in Miami-Dade County; hurricane officials
say the stricter South Florida code should be adopted
degree misdeamor, saying he could not prove the
mayor had the "criminal intent necessary for the crimi-
nal charge of public record violation."
Commissioner Doug Wolfe also filed an affadavit
against Shumard for political misconduct and violation
of public records laws, but Rawe said Wolfe's affadavit
did not include specific charges that could be pros-
Shumard will be arraigned in Manatee County
Civil Court by Judge Doug Henderson Wednesday,
June 16, at 8:30 a.m. If found guilty, Shumard can be
fined up to $500 for each count.
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THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
JUNE 2, 1999
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l[ PAGE 2 0 JUNE 2, 1999 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Another street closed to Anna Maria beachgoers
Susan K. Kesselring
Without knowing how many parking spaces would
be affected by their decision, Anna Maria city commis-
sioners voted unanimously to close Gladiolus Street to
parking at a meeting May 25.
It resulted in 10 parking spaces being eliminated to
beachgoers. Seven of those 10 spaces are parallel park-
ing spaces along lots where there are no houses.
Gladiolus Street parking was the closest available
parking to the Bean Point beach access. Bean Point
beachgoers now will have to look south to Jacaranda
Street, and beyond, for open street parking.
Commissioner Doug Wolfe said the parking will
just move over to Jacaranda. It soon became clear that
the number of spaces eliminated was irrelevant as com-
missioners asserted their loyalty to residents of the city.
This is the second closing in three months. Beach
Avenue was completely closed to parking in February.
Five spaces were eliminated when Mayor Chuck
Shumard added four more "no parking" signs, thus
completely closing the street to parking.
At that time, Shumard said he did not need com-
mission approval to put up "No Parking" signs, saying
a city ordinance gives him the authority to do so.
His decision sparked outrage among residents who
complained because there was no public discussion on the
matter. Resident Kathy Granstad is presently petitioning
residents in an effort to return parking on Beach Avenue.
Shumard said he was the last one that wanted to
take away parking in the city, but people were mak-
ing a "pig pen out of the place" and something had
to be done.
Complaints about parking were voiced this time
around by resident Karen DiCostanzo, 806 Gladiolus,
who first approached the commission May 11.
She said the majority of the people parking are not
from Anna Maria Island and do not involve themselves
in the community or contribute to the revenue of the
city. She and her husband pick up litter every day,
she said, and people use their driveway to turn around,
making it difficult for them to get out.
In a letter addressed to the mayor and commission-
the new .
building j :
Roger Titus, right,
was officially sworn
into his new job as
official by attorney
Alan Prather last
week. "I'm just glad
to be here, Titus
Photo: Paul Roat
ers on May 20, DiCostanzo said, "When we retired
here as permanent residents in September 1998, we
were seeking beauty, peace and tranquillity. We didn't
realize we were living on a parking lot!"
At the meeting she said, "If people want to come
from outside of the Island, they should go to the pub-
Commissioner George McKay echoed
DiCostanzo's statement when he said traffic should be
confined to commercial areas of the city.
He said, "We're here to alleviate individuals of
their problems. Closing Gladiolus to parking is the
'road of least resistance."'
Commissioner Doug Wolfe said the city's respon-
sibility is to its taxpayers and not to tourists. "Tourists
don't contribute to the economy," he said.
"It's not a crime for the city to defend its taxpay-
ers and citizens," he said, adding that it could be argued
the beach is really not a public beach because there are
no lifeguards or public facilities.
Some beachfront property owners'have recorded
There will be no
more parking in
i the 800 block of
now have to
walk further to
get to the beach
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deeds that state they own the land extending to the high
water line, he said.
Resident Diane Canniff said, "We're sending the
message that we don't want outsiders here." She sug-
gested that handicap parking spaces be put in close to
the beach accesses for those who can't walk that far.
Canniff said, "Just because we live here and we
pay high taxes, doesn't mean that we have the right to
purchase the public beaches. The public beaches are
public for everyone."
Newest Planning and Zoning Board member Ellen
Trudelle said, "I really don't think you should give
away any more of our parking. I have company that
likes to park there."
Instead, the city should pick up the mess and the let
police enforce parking, she said.
"Why should one person takes away something
from everybody else?" Trudelle said.
The only commissioner to speak against closing
the street to parking was Vice Mayor Robert
McElheny, who said the "shotgun approach" will not
solve the problem. It will just move to another street.
He said a responsible solution should be sought
based on evaluating the entire parking situation so that
these decisions don't have to be made over and over
"Otherwise, why not just close all streets to park-
ing?" McElheny said.
However, McElheny voted to close Gladiolus to
Resident Carol Ann Magill said if the city insists
on taking away parking, then its taxpayers should not
be responsible for the purchase of parking lots for
Discussions regarding the purchase of property for
that purpose should be discontinued, she said.
Chairman of Planning and Zoning Tom Turner
said the city should review its comprehensive plan be-
fore eliminating too many parking spaces.
According to Commissioner Max Znika, parking in
the city is adequate. He noted that there are presently
640 parking spaces.
Alley vacation could launch flood of similar requests
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
Public Works Director Phil Charnock said the al-
ley is used as a utility easement and for stormwater
It's considered to be more of a drainage easement
than an alleyway, he said.
Commissioner Doug Wolfe said, "In essence it's a
closing of the alleyway, but we're not formally calling
Charnock said it's a win-win for the city and a lose-
lose for Toomey. According to the contract, Toomey is
maintaining public liability insurance and agrees to rip
out any improvements if the city should ask to have the
alley returned to its former state.
The commission's decision allowing Toomey use
of the alley has brought to the forefront numerous past
requests for the closing and vacating of city-owned
Resident Kay Beverly congratulated the commis-
sion on their decision to allow AMI Holdings Inc. use
of the alley and added she would now like the same
courtesy extended to others.
Last year, Beverly requested that the unkempt
Fern-to-Newton alleyway, running parallel to her home
on North Shore Boulevard, be vacated.
After hearing of the commission's reluctance to
vacate city-owned property, she changed her request
and asked that the alley be closed instead.
However, when Beverly's request resurfaced in
October, the commission voted unanimously to not
vacate the alleyway, even though that wasn't what was
requested of them.
McElheny informed Beverly after the fact that
there is an ordinance on the books for requesting that
an alley be closed or vacated and said the process was
Commissioners said they would consider closing
the alley, but encroachments would have to be removed
first and no further structures, such as decks and fences,
could be built in the alley.
Resident Georgia Van Cleave says she feels like
Alice in the movie, "Alice in Wonderland."
She is just as confused as Alice, she said, regard-
ing the city's going around and around in its approach
to dealing with the subject of closures and vacations of
"There are several issues in this city that never
seem to get resolved," Van Cleave said.
She questioned why the commission doesn't stick
to its resolutions already on the books, referring to a
closure of an alleyway in 1993 on block four of the
Anna Maria Beach Subdivision that gave property
owners permission to use the alley.
Resurrect that ordinance and enforce the removing
of structures on city-owned easements, she said.
Wolfe said removing structures on an alley can
have repercussions for the city, as demonstrated by a
case in the City of Holmes Beach. He said its code
enforcement board brought charges against a resident
that built a structure in its alley.
He said the city lost its case because it could not
prove that it needed the alley and the judge ruled the
homeowner did not have to remove the structure.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER U JUNE 2, 1999 U PAGE 3 I[
By David Futch
Any attempt to appeal a parking ticket in the city of
Anna Maria requires a number of telephone calls and a trip
through a maze of bureaucracy.
The antiquated parking tickets handed out by Mana-
tee County sheriff's deputies who patrol Anna Maria state
that failure to pay the ticket "will result in issuance of an
information against you for failure to pay parking fine with
ensuing court costs.
"Furthermore, your tag may not be renewed until all
violations are paid."
Nowhere does the ticket indicate whom to call or
write concerning an appeal.
A call to the Manatee County sheriffs office got the
following reply: "You need to call your local law enforce-
When told Anna Maria contracts with the sheriff to
patrol the city, an operator transferred the call to the
Manatee County Clerk of Court office. A clerk there
said it would be necessary to phone the sheriff s office
for information about an appeal, since the sheriff issued
It took another phone call to Deborah Porter, Mana-
tee County Clerk of Courts supervisor of traffic violations,
to determine the next step.
"If a person gets a parking ticket in Anna Maria and
they want to contest it, they come to county court," Por-
ter said. "How people find out how to appeal, I don't
know. I think you need to talk to Judge Doug Henderson.
-A call to Henderson was the ticket.
Henderson, Manatee County circuit judge assigned to
civil division and traffic court, said it was rare for him to
see anyone appeal a parking ticket issued in Anna Maria.
If a person wishes to appeal, the owner of the vehicle
must wait until he or she gets a directive from the clerk of
court to appear on a certain date, Henderson said. The
clerk also issues a summons to appear to the officer who
wrote the ticket, he said.
Sheriff s Deputy Sgt. Jim Tillner said a parking ticket
appeal in which the offender is found guilty by the court
would cost the offender $100 plus court costs. Porter at the
clerk's office said costs amount to $28 in such cases.
Henderson said he would never fine anyone $128 for
a parking ticket.
"I don't even assess court costs," Henderson said.
"Just whatever the civil penalty is on the ticket. If it were
a flagrant violation, I could go to $100. There would have
to be aggravating circumstances for me to do that."
Anna Maria parking tickets cost $15, unless it's a
handicapped-parking violation, in which case the fine is
An indicator of how behind the times the tickets are
that Anna Maria patrol officers issue, Bradenton charges
a $100 fine if convicted of parking illegally in a handi-
capped-parking spot. The city of Sarasota charges $150
for a handicapped-parking violation.
In the city of Sarasota, parking tickets must be paid
within 14 days. In Anna Maria City, the person charged
with a violation must pay within 72 hours. After that the
fee increases $5.
Sarasota tickets give car owners three options:
Pay total by mail using the envelope provided. Send
no cash. Only check or money order accepted, payable to
the city of Sarasota.
Pay in person at the police department, parking col-
lections, 2050 Ringling Boulevard.
Request a hearing by appearing at the police depart-
ment, parking collections, 2050 Ringling Boulevard.
Anna Maria parking tickets give offenders one option:
Perry Neuroth, Sarasota police parking enforcement
supervisor, said everything you ever wanted to know
about appealing a parking ticket in his city is on the ticket.
"A lot of times a parking ticket is an emotional thing
with people," Neuroth said. "They get upset and say
they're going to take it to court. But after a week or so
people just pay it."
Sarasota police issue 80 to 100 tickets a day "and
maybe one to three reach the courthouse," Neuroth said.
Parking ticket option in
Anna Maria: Pay up
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6/3, 8 a.m., Commission budget review
6/8, 7:30 p.m., Commission work session
6/9, 7:30 p.m., Commission meeting
on city pier lease
Anna Maria City Hall, 1005 Gulf Drive,
6/3, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
6/8, 7 p.m., Commission meeting
followed by work session
6/9, 7 p.m., Parks and Beautification
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
6/3, 8:30 a.m., Celebrate 2000,
Holmes Beach City Hall.
June 3, 7 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda: Grant
approval report and recommendations, merit award rec-
ommendations, approval of job descriptions, city hall roof
improvement discussion, Bridge Street area street light
discussion, Island Transportation Planning Organization
rules and procedures discussion, additional Bradenton
Beach City Pier light discussion, Beach House July Fourth
fireworks request, Privateers July Fourth parade request,
and citizen comments.
j[ PAGE 4 0 JUNE 2, 1999 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Teamwork leads to 2 arrests, drug seizures
By Pat Copeland
In a new era of cooperation designed to cripple the
Island's drug trade, Bradenton Beach and Holmes
Beach police served warrants on two Holmes Beach
residences May 22.
The raids resulted in two arrests and the confisca-
tion of a wide variety of drugs and paraphernalia, with
the possibility of more arrests in the future, according
to Bradenton Beach Lt. John Cosby. The investigation
has been ongoing for about 45 days.
"We had a confidential informant who made drug
buys out of both residences," Cosby explained. "We
approached the Holmes Beach Police Department and
advised them of our activities and learned they were
also investigating both residences. We decided to work
Bradenton Beach Police Officer Charles Sloan
executed the first search warrant at 3007 Ave. E at
10:45 p.m. by knocking on the door and yelling a warn-
ing. Sloan said he then had to break a glass panel on the
door to try and reach the lock from the inside.
"The door was dead bolted with a key on the inside,
but I couldn't get it to work," Sloan said in his report. "One
suspect came to the kitchen area and was looking at me.
I told her I was with the police department and ordered her
to open the door, but she refused."
Sloan said as he saw the second suspect run from
the living room to a back bedroom, he jumped through
the broken glass panel onto the kitchen floor. He
grabbed suspect Jacqueline Tonkin-Maag, 42, and took
her to the ground after she refused his order to get
down, he said.
Bradenton Beach Police Officer John Tsakiri en-
tered and handcuffed Tonkin-Maag. Sloan and Holmes
Beach Police Officer Andy Glenn secured the second
suspect, Randy J. Boyd, 29.
Both suspects were charged with possession of
cocaine with intent to sell, possession of a controlled
substance, possession of marijuana and possession of
Cosby, along with Bradenton Beach Police Det.
Matt Duffy and Holmes Beach Police Lt. Dale
Stephenson, entered and searched the residence. They
seized, weighed and categorized the evidence they
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cated May 22 after serving search warrants on two residences in Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: Pat Copeland
Seized items included bottles containing a variety
of prescription pills, paraphernalia containing cocaine
and marijuana residue, a ledger, bags used to package
narcotics, a box of plastic bags, plastic bags of mari-
juana and cocaine, partially burnt marijuana cigarettes,
rolling papers, $2,094 in cash and a bottle containing
an unknown amount of cash and coins.
The second search warrant was executed at 10:55
p.m. at 3010 Gulf Drive by Bradenton Beach Police
Officer William Knight and Sgt. Stan House. After
knocking and issuing a warning, Knight said House
forced entry to the residence by kicking the door.
Knight and House, assisted by Holmes Beach Po-
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They seized, weighed and categorized evidence, left a
copy of the search warrant in plain view and secured
the front door.
Seized items included plastic bags of marijuana
and cocaine, rolling papers, address books, parapher-
nalia with residue, a variety of pills, currency and coins,
pipes and a triple beam scale.
Knight requested that a capias warrant be issued
for resident Patricia J. Williams, 42. Cosby said
charges are being reviewed by the state attorney's of-
"This is the first time we've worked together in this
manner and shared information between departments,"
Stephenson said. "Crime crosses city boundaries and
it's an Island problem. We plan to do more of this type
of cooperative investigation in the future."
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Bridge Tender, city working toward land swap
By Paul Roat
A settlement resulting in a land swap appears to
have been reached between Bradenton Beach and the
owner of the Bridge Tender Inn on Bridge Street.
The settlement is a result of a series of apparent
construction goofs by both the city and Bridge Tender
Inn principal Fred Bartizal.
On the city's part, a portion of the wooden board-
... and ups ante for
bike path funds
In a process that could better be referred to as hedg-
ing a bet, the Bradenton Beach City Commission has
agreed to up its financial ante in an effort to get state
dollars for a citywide bike path.
City commissioner have agreed to contribute
$63,000 in a hoped-for $300,000 application to garner
the funds from the Florida Department of Transporta-
tion to build bike lanes on both sides of Gulf Drive the
length of the city.
Originally, the city had planned to chip in $30,000
for the paths, but Mayor Connie Drescher said more
local money would mean a better chance in getting
state approval for the project.
The extra money "would give us the best chance
this year to qualify for funding, thereby giving us an
edge over competing applicants," Drescher said.
Called the "missing link" in bike paths, Bradenton
Beach is the only area in the barrier island chain that
does not have a place for cyclists to cycle other than
busy Gulf Drive. Both Anna Maria and Holmes Beach
have received funds for bike lanes in past years, al-
though not all the lanes have been built.
If the project is approved by the Sarasota-Manatee
Metropolitan Planning Organization later this summer,
funding would be provided in fiscal year 2004-05. If
approved, four-foot-wide asphalt bike lanes would be
built on the east and west sides of Gulf Drive.
This will be Bradenton Beach's third request for
the $300,000; only that amount is allocated for all of
Manatee and Sarasota counties annually.
walk that runs parallel to the entrance to the Bradenton
Beach City Pier apparently was built on part of
Bartizal's property. There is also a stormwater drain-
age line that runs across his property, due east of the
popular restaurant on the shore of Anna Maria Sound
at Bay Drive South.
On Bartizal's part, he apparently built a dock into
the Sound that abuts city-owned property. The dock is
the northernmost of three located in that area of the
The settlement calls for Bartizal to transfer owner-
ship of the area near the boardwalk and the dock to the
city. The city, in turn, will transfer ownership of the
southernmost city dock and the abutting property to
Four parking spaces currently in the boardwalk
area will be retained by the city under the agreement.
Also, the southernmost property may only be used for
parking by Bartizal.
As to the docks, the northernmost dock will be
designated a public structure. Any use Bartizal wishes
for the southernmost dock must receive city approval.
City commissioners unanimously agreed to the
terms of the agreement last week. However, transferal
of public property requires an ordinance and public
hearing. Date of that hearing has not yet been set.
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Anna Maria opens
'can of worms'
There may be no bigger can of worms lurking in
city cupboards than that of vacating or closing city al-
leys in essence, giving away city property.
Election after election in Anna Maria, incumbents
and hopefuls have promised NOT to give away city
property under any circumstances.
But Anna Maria commissioners have done just
They closed an alleyway that stretches between
Magnolia and Pine avenues without so much as a dis-
cussion definitely no current public input.
Jim Toomey, owner of Bayview Plaza shopping
center across from the city pier, asked the city to vacate
the alley January 1998, necessary he said then to put in
a parking lot. Commissioners denied his request then,
but accommodated him most recently by drafting an
Commissioners packaged the new alley closing -
albeit vacation in the form of an agreement that al-
lows the shopping center use of the alley so long as
Toomey provides liability insurance and agrees to re-
turn the property to its original state should the city ever
want use of the alleyway.
What a costly endeavor that would be for Toomey.
Well, that is if the city were to charge him for the
drainage pipeline, put there to meet the shopping
center's parking requirements, now eminently obvious
to all concerned.
You remember the pipeline dispute? The $90,000
(plus or minus) drainage project which was fought
tooth and nail by all but one of the neighbors abutting
As we reported in December 1997, these residents
expressed reservations about changing their drainage
ditch to a pipeline system. Those included: elimination
of mangroves necessary to place the pipeline, concerns
that a drainage pipe may need more maintenance than
a ditch and that the flapper valve used to prevent salt-
water from entering the pipe may worsen flooding dur-
ing periods of extreme high tides.
These same residents insisted that if the swales
were cleared of landscaping and properly maintained
they would function as well as or better than the pro-
The city commission stated its argument simply to
be that a pipeline would require less maintenance than
the existing ditch and provide longer service than the
They never mentioned the shopping center's needs
in these discussions.
In all the pipeline discussions, and in all the stories
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we can reference on the subject, the city never made a
connection between the drainage project and the shop-
ping center's need to eliminate the swale, hence meet-
ing the center's need for parking and curbs that could
only be accommodated with construction over the pipe-
But in March 1998, the public was heard and
opinions were definitely in opposition of a vacation of
city property for private development.
Public attendance at the work session was unusu-
ally high, prompting Commissioner Robert McElheny
to comment, "If you want to get the city's attention,
speak about its land."
Many of those in attendance said they had fought
a previous battle against the Sandbar restaurant's re-
quest for alley vacations in 1994.
Public comment on AMI's request was animated
and almost entirely against vacating the alley.
Diane Canniff equated developers to "wolves" and
city property as "a goose that may lay a golden egg."
Bill Worth claimed that if the city passed this re-
quest it would be like "opening a bucket of maggots."
The request was denied.
The wool was not pulled over Kay Beverly's eyes,
as she was present at the most recent meeting where
commissioners approved allowing Bayview's use of
Beverly commended the commission for letting a
commercial entity have use of the city-owned alley.
She just couldn't help but wonder why the same cour-
tesy couldn't be afforded the rest of Anna Maria citi-
Beverly wants the Fern-to-Newton alleyway be-
hind her home closed. Last October, the commission
voted on vacating the property instead of closing it and
chastised Beverly for not following the correct process.
No more discussion has taken place since her request
was denied. That is, 'til now.
And yet another commercial entity may come back
before the commission, since Ed Chiles, owner of the
Sandbar restaurant, should have plenty of precedent to
have his 1994 alley vacation appeal approved under
the new guise of exclusive "use."
So it seems the message the commission's sending
is, "Don't ask that an alley be vacated or closed, just
ask to use it." *
At a May 25 meeting, commissioners amended
some of the language in the agreement, and then Mayor
Chuck Shumard called for passage.
The only thing Shumard said on the subject last
week, other than the alley was being requested for im-
provements, was that he couldn't guess what was go-
ing in over there and he didn't want to.
What are we to believe? That Shumard was physi-
cally present, but mentally absent, at all the various
meetings, private and public over the course of two
years, between him, Charnock, the developer and the
commission since the pipeline/shopping center first
came to light?
Make no mistake, the secret deals to cover up the
swale and install a pipeline, appeasing what may be a
dandy little shopping center when all is finished, will
only be the beginning in what is sure to become a long
litany of requests for exclusive use of "my" alley.
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Each spring hundreds of helpless baby birds are
cared for and released by the dedicated staff and vol-
unteers at the Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary. This
annual effort adds a substantial strain on the already
tight budget of our human and financial resources.
To the rescue again this year came our generous
community supporters. They brought gifts o1l fool
baby bird shower. Those who attended were touched
by the love and concern shown these tiny creatures,
just as they do the thousands of wildlife cared for at
the sanctuary each year.
The sweet baby birds and those who tend to
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THOSE WERE THE fAfYS
Part 1, A Soldier's Story
by June Alder
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urgent need for
Sophia Jones' favorite spot on Anna
Maria Key was Point Lookout. That was
where her husband John and their sons
had built high above the mangroves and
glistening Gulf beach a little pergola for
viewing the sunsets.
In the summer of 1917 Sophia was
in the habit of resting there at day's end
to read and reread letters from her sol-
dier son in Georgia.
One steamy June afternoon after a
hard rain she sat under the thatched
canopy absent-mindedly fanning away
the mosquitoes. Her heart was troubled.
Clair Arthur St. Clair Jones usu-
ally wrote her every day. But Sophia had
not heard from him in nearly a week.
Looking out across the sparkling blue wa-
ters towards the cloud-flecked horizon, she'
found it hard to believe her homeland of
France was being wracked by a war so
horrible it was destroying a generation of
young men. Clair could even now be on
his way to join his kinsmen.
It was such a shock when he de-
cided to volunteer at the age of 37.
He had already tasted war. He was 19
when he steamed away from Tampa
with Teddy Roosevelt to free the Cuban
people from Spain.
Thank God, no harm had come to
him, nor to her other boys who also
served in the war elder son John Jr.
and young. Francis (a cabin boy on a
Sophia suspected the chief reason
Clair enlisted lay in the misfortunes that
had befallen him. The girl he married in
his mid-20s bore him twin daughters.
But both died in infancy, and their
mother retreated into a world of her own
from which Clair was excluded.
Clair was devastated when she di-
vorced him. 'The joy had gone from his
life. Until last year, when Sophia's
Canadian relatives came to visit. With
them came a vivacious young woman
who won all their hearts. Clair fell for
The couple wished to marry but that
required an annulment from the church.
When one was not forthcoming, some-
thing snapped in Clair, it seemed.
It was such a pity Clair and his
Edith were so in love, Sophia thought.
She hoped things would work out for
The dying day was still warm and hu-
mid. She dabbed at her forehead with
her handkerchief. It came away moist
with sweat and tears.
May our Lord bless my boy and
keep him, she prayed. And may He
grant peace to the suffering world.
As she rose to leave she saw daugh-
ter Kathleen coming along the board
path, still dressed in the dark skirt, white
shirtwaist and wide-brimmed hat she cus-
tomarily wore when she went up to
Tampa to give music lessons. She waved
and smiled broadly.
"Here's a letter from Clair," she
Kathleen unfolded the letter and
read it aloud. At the first paragraph
Sophia's heart leapt. Clair's regiment
had received orders to "move out," but
his company was left behind. He was
regretful, but his mother felt a wave of
relief wash over her.
As the blood-red sun plunged into
the sea the women headed homeward.
Behind them the evening star rose to
comfort the bruised sky.
Next: Life at Fort Screven
Irishman John R.
Jones (a former
were married in
Canada in 1877.
to the U.S. in the
Island in 1895.
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Babe Ruth field OK'd for October, soccer iffy
By David Futch
Birdie Tebbetts Field, a regulation Babe Ruth field
in Holmes Beach, is scheduled to be ready for play in
However, the status of a regulation-size soccer
field at city hall field remains in limbo.
Supporters of the soccer field intend to address the
Holmes Beach city commission at its Tuesday night,
June 8, 7 p.m. meeting where it will be suggested the
Babe Ruth outfield should double as a soccer field.
Tebbetts field is being built in cooperation with
Manatee County and at the county's G.T. Bray Park in
Bradenton, a baseball outfield used by Manatee High
School is also employed as a soccer field.
Danny Mitchell, soccer coach at Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center and Bayshore and St. Stephens
high schools, said he coaches at two fields in Manatee
County where baseball outfields are used as soccer
The outfield at the Birdie Tebbetts complex would
accommodate the minimum-sized field, 100 yards by
50 yards, required by FIFA, the international govern-
ing body of soccer, Mitchell said.
The original estimate to build a separate soccer
field was pegged at $35,000. Mitchell's proposal,
which has the backing of the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center and the Island Football Club, would
require obtaining two soccer goals and making the
baseball outfield fences removable.
"By making this field multi-purpose, the end result
is 250 Island kids get a soccer field and the city [or
county] doesn't have to spend $35,000," Mitchell said.
"The same kids playing baseball are playing soccer and
the same baseball parents are also soccer parents."
Dan Ramsey, operations manager for Manatee
County Parks and Recreation, said Tebbetts Field
should be ready for play either by mid-September or at
the latest, the end of October.
Final grading of the field should begin this week,
as soon as the city fills in two catch basins on the north
and south side of the field.
"We're steadily working on it," Ramsey said. "As
far as a soccer field, the city has to vote on it and tell
me they want it before I can do anything."
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore said the
soccer field would require approval of the commission.
If there is additional cost to the county, it could
require approval of the county commission.
"The soccer field has always been in everybody's
plans to build, but nothing formal has been adopted,"
Whitmore said. "What has not been approved is the
cost of the field and we estimate it's going to cost
$40,000 to $60,000. At least our amended budget has
$12,000 for soccer field engineering."
Mitchell, long a staunch supporter of a regulation
soccer field on Anna Maria Island, where soccer is as
popular as baseball, said that by using the Babe Ruth
outfield the cost to the city could be as low as $5,000.
That's the price of two official soccer goals, he said.
Mitchell also indicated there are two soccer goals
available at the Anna Maria Elementary School. Using
those would mean not having to spend $5,000 for new
A soccer field in the outfield also would require a
removable interlocking fence rather than a permanent
chain-link type normally used on baseball fields.
The city's cost for the Babe Ruth baseball field has
been pegged at $54,000. That figure includes $15,000
for bathrooms, $9,000 for handicapped sidewalks,
$2,000 for a parking lot, $16,000 for fill dirt and
$12,000 for dugouts.
Ramsey said the removable fence is an option, but
at an added expense. The county's cost to build the
field, including grading, clay, irrigation and fencing, is
"And in addition to an added expense, what we
have to keep in mind is, will this fence be safe for base-
ball players?" Ramsey said. "When they run into it, is
it going to topple and fall on them and hurt them?"
The field, as designed by the county, will have a
partially removable fence at the city's direction. The
soccer field in the baseball outfield would require in-
creasing the amount of removable fence.
Scenic Byways designation discussion begins for Gulf Drive
By Paul Roat
Does Gulf Drive have "outstanding scenic, his-
toric, cultural, natural, recreational, and archaeological
That is the overriding question that some Island
officials are pondering in a search for federal funds to
designate the road as a part of the National Scenic
The program, established under U.S. Department
of Transportation Federal Highway Administration in
1991, provides 80 percent federal funding for desig-
nated highways. About $21 million annually is avail-
able throughout the country.
Bob Herrington, a senior planner with the Sarasota-
Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization, envi-
sions any application for a Byways Program to encom-
pass Gulf Drive, Gulf of Mexico Drive on Longboat
Key, and perhaps St. Armands and Lido Key in
Island officials met Tuesday night to learn more of
the proposal. Any application must be made early next
Among the points to become eligible for a Scenic
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Lesson on those things with wings, great and small
Karen Paul's third grade students at Anna Maria Elementary School were visited
by entomologist Dr. Robert Frommer from Manatee County Mosquito Control.
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Others installed at the affair were Rita Total, first
vice president; Burdette Doerr, second vice president;
Gerry Nichols, recording secretary; and Cele Van
Winkle, deanery representative. Special guests were
officers of the Venice Diocesan Council of Catholic
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce will
have its 11th annual golf and tennis tournament at the
Longboat Key Club Harbourside course Saturday, June
Golf begins with a putting contest at 11:30 a.m.,
the tournament opening with a shotgun start at 1:30
The round-robin tennis competition starts at 3 p.m.
with three divisions of players.
Costs are $107 for golfers, $53.50 for tennis play-
in state book
Recipes for two dishes that are favorites of guests
at Harrington House Beachfront Bed & Breakfast in
Holmes Beach are featured in a new cookbook, From
Muffins to Margaritas.
The 112-page cookbook is published by the Asso-
ciation of Smaller and Historic Lodging Properties of
Florida and is on sale at Harrington House, 5626 Gulf
Drive. Innkeeper Jo Adele Davis said "We're selling a
lot of them" at $18.95.
The local offerings in the book are Harrington
House Buttermilk Pancakes and Bacon Crabmeat Roll.
There are plenty of margarita recipes, but none from
Holmes Beach, said the honored innkeeper.
Habitat for Humanity
gets local help
Chuck and Dara Caudill of Holmes Beach are help-
ing build a home for a deserving family under Habitat
for Humanity in Orlando, a program its major supporter
hopes to wrap up by June 26.
In a move to spotlight the program, Charles
Schwab & Co. will have a "dress down day" Friday,
June 4. It is hoped that will help convince local resi-
dents to participate in Habitat for Humanity by volun-
teering or contributing money, said the Caudills.
The Schwa program is building homes for needy
in seven cities where the firm has the largest concen-
tration of employees, the firm said.
Ex-Islander's play is
"The Silent World," a drama by former Anna-
Maria Island resident November Coffey, will premiere
this week at the Manatee Players Riverfront Theatre.
The play, subtitled "Welcome to the silent world,
where we all year voices," dramatizes "one woman's
journey into uncontrollable madness"
It will be presented Thursday, Friday and Saturday,
June 3, 4 and 5, at the theater at 102 Old Main St.,
Bradenton. Tickets are $5. Details may be obtained at
Open house Sunday at
Marci's School of Dance will have an open house
at 7433 Manatee Eve. W. Bradenton, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Sunday, June 6, prior to registration week and formal
opening of the studio.
Marci Paradis-Dent, who will lead the school,
said registration will be from 6 to 8 p.m. each night
the week of June 21, and classes will start July 6.
Before relocating to Bradenton, she noted, she stud-
ied and performed every kind of dance thorughout
is signing 'em up
Gretchen Edgren of Holmes Beach, 25 years
senior editor at Playboy magazine, will autograph
her new book Friday, June 4, in downtown
With her at the signing at Sarasota News &
Books, 1341 Main St., will be Candy Loving,
Playboy's 25th anniversary playmate who now
lives and works in Tampa. The book-signing will
start at 6 p.m.
Edgren's new book, third in her best-selling
series, is named "Inside the Playboy Mansion,"
and is just that, she said "the kind of window
peeping Playboy fans love."
Playboy people say that after her quarter-cen-
tury with the organization Edgren knows more
about the Playboy empire than anyone except
founder Hugh Hefner himself. She tells much of
it in the book, a Book of the Month Club selec-
Hefner wrote the introduction to "Inside the
Playboy Mansion." His mansions in Chicago and
Los Angeles have intrigued men and women
worldwide for four decades, Edgren noted, and
now are revealed in 1,000 photos and Edgren's
text. Among the tell-all details of life inside the
Photos from Hefner's private scrapbooks.
A "day in the life" of Hef.
The spectacular guest sign-in books.
A look at a life of parties and luxury other-
wise seen only by the rich and famous.
Edgren continues to edit several features for
the magazine. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate in jour-
nalism from the University of Oregon, she re-
ported for Portland's "Oregonian" and was editor
of the "San Juan Star."
Her first book, "Playboy: Forty Years," sold
more than 300,000 hardcover copies and her sec-
ond, "The Playmate Book," more than 250,000.
Children's programs set
at Island library
Tuesday will be busy days for children at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, with
many special programs on the June schedule.
June 15 will see magician Marty Hahne continuing
his entertainment for Manatee County library audi-
ences, 2 p.m. at the Island Branch. The library recom-
mends that children be at least kindergarten age.
June 22 at 2 p.m. artist In6z Norman will present
a craft program for second-graders and up, with the
youngsters making paper mosaics from materials sup-
plied. Registration is required as the class size is lim-
ited to 30.
June 29 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. the ACME
Puppet Co. Puppet Workshop will be staged by Gerald
Little and Joan Joffa, with children 8 to 12 creating
puppets, writing a script and presenting the show.
Lunch will be provided. Registration is required, with
room for 30 children.
Additionally, on Friday, June 25, the Canine
Frisbee Entertainers will be at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center under sponsorship of the library.
The 2 p.m. program will be presented by Mike and
Susan Jones., whose Frisbee dogs Rigger Magoo and
Whoopin' Roo will perform feats. The Center is a 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City.
The programs are under the direction of the
branch's staff, Marian Humphrey and Laura Beard.
Other activities at the library will include veterans
service officer interviewing vets from 1 to 4 p.m. Mon-
days, June 7, 14, 21 and 28; Friends Book Club meet-
ing at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 9; and Holmes
Beach Civic Association meeting at 10:15 a.m. Satur-
day, June 19.
Visiting youth choir in
The 60-member youth choir of the Merritt Island First
Baptist Church will present concerts at the Island Baptist
Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria City, at the 11 a.m.
and 7 p.m. services. The services are open to the public.
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Center's Summer Camp '99 opens June 14
The Anna Maria Island Community Center invites
children ages 6 through 12 years to travel through time
on and off the Island in safe, fun and educational en-
vironments during "Summer Camp '99: Time Warp
Parents of students who are attending the Center's
current after-school program are reminded that new
registration forms for summer camp must be completed
prior to the start of camp. There will be no camp on
Thursday and Friday, June 10 and 11, as Center staff
members prepare for the summer program.
Young voyagers may attend one or all of 10
weekly sessions from Monday, June 14, through Fri-
day, Aug. 20. Programs are scheduled from 9 a.m. to
6 p.m. Monday through Friday, with early drop-off
available at 7 a.m.
The weekly fee will be $60 per child, which in-
cludes all field-trip admissions, and $50 for each addi-
tional child in the same family. A preregistration fee of
$10 per camper includes a Camp '99 T-shirt. Partial
scholarship applications are available.
Advance registration is required. Weekly payments
will be due one week prior to attendance. Campers are
required to register and pay for whole-week sessions.
No single-day or partial-week attendance will be ac-
cepted due to staffing schedules. Children attending
summer school can be accommodated. Children and
grandchildren visiting for parts of the summer are in-
vited to join in the fun.
'Land Before Time I'
Week One of the 10-week voyage offers prehis-
toric adventures, including a trip to the ancient digs at
Day Spring Episcopal Conference Center in Ellenton.
Fossil digs, dinosaur graphing, caveman soccer and
more are planned. Other weekly sessions will shuttle to
ancient Egypt and eventually into outer space.
The 12-member summer staff will include eight
certified elementary school teachers and four teachers
specializing in art, athletics, computer and media, sci-
ence and speech pathology. Teen counselors-in-train-
ing will work in partnership with the adult staff.
Registration forms are available at the Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Monday through Saturday. For more information, call
the office at 778-1908.
Arpke tops in world at cookoff
Chef Raymond Arpke of Longboat Key has f
emerged at the top of world cooking with third place r ", -
internationally at the grand finale cookoff of Italian
He was competing in Italian Culinary Institute for
Foreigners contest in "Italian Rice in World Cooking"
in Costigliole d'Asti, Italy. Earlier he had won the U.S.
prize, beating 900 other entries from around the coun-
Among his prizes is an all-expense return trip for
two to Italy, no doubt to be shared with wife and pro-
fessional partner D'Arcy.
Together they have built Euphemia Haye on
Longboat Key to one of the area's premier restaurants.
They traveled together to Italy for the rice competition.
Arpke's creation for the event was titled "Wine
Braised Duck With Dirty Risotto and Olives." It won
top honors in competition against national cookoff fi- Longboat Key's Ray Arpke.
nalists from seven other countries. Italian Rice Dish.
They had to convince three panels of judges The competition was "designed to promote Italy's
Italian chefs, rice producers and food and wine journal- position as Europe's leading rice producer as well as to
ists whose creation deserved the global title of Best stress the uniqueness and diversity of Italian rice."
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Virginia W. Powel, 84. of Holmes Beach, died
May 23 in Blake Medical Center.
Born in Washington, D.C., Mrs. Powel came to
Manatee County from Andover, Mass.. in 1980. She
was an art teacher at Phillips Academy. Andover.
She was a member of the Art League of Manatee
County, Longboat Key Art Center and the Ringling
Services will be held privately at a later date.
Inurnment will be in Canada.
National Cremation Society is in charge of cre-
Memorial contributions may be made to a char-
ity of one's choice.
She is survived by son Hartford W., of Medford,
Mass.; sister Glen W. Johnson of Holmes Beach; and
By Chief B.P. Huff
Officer in Charge, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
May 21, Search and rescue / assistance. Station Cortez
received a report of a person in the Gulf of Mexico off
Longboat Key. The person fled from police and jumped
into the water. A Coast Guard boat'responded, retrieved
the person and detained him for Longboat police.
May 25, Search and rescue / assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of two red flares fired 10 miles
west of Casey Key. A Coast Guard boat responded,
searched the area and identified numerous vessels in
the area, none of which were in distress. The boat and
a Coast Guard helicopr continued the search through-
out the night with negative results.
Robert J. Willis
Robert J. Willis. 71. of Anna Maria, died May 24 at
Memorial mass will be 11 a.m. June 5 at St. Bernard
Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive. Holmes Beach.
Griffith-Cline Funeral Home. Island Chapel, is in charge
of arrangements. Memorials may be made to Hospice of
Southwest Florida. 5955 Rand Blvd, Sarasota FL 34238.
Born in Jersey City, N.J., Mr. Willis came to Mana-
tee County from Wallingford, Conn., seven years ago as
a winter resident. He was a civil engineer. He attended St.
Bernard Catholic Church and served in the U.S. Army
during the Korean War.
He is survived by wife Rosemarie; two daughters,
Sally Schoeffel of Panama City, and Susan of Lancaster,
Ohio; three sons, Gibson of Alexandria, Va., Douglas of
Simsbury, Conn., and Peter of Reston, Va.; and six grand-
Date Low High F
May 23 73 88
May 24 75 91
May 25 76 92
May 26 76 92
May 27 76 92
May 28 77 92
May 29 76 90
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
May 24, criminal mischief, 700 block of North
Shore Drive. The complainant reported an unknown
person attempted to open a window and broke the op-
erating mechanism. No entry was made.
May 24, code violation, 800 block of North Shore
Drive on the beach. The deputy issued a notice to ap-
pear to the subject who had a dog on the beach.
May 25, warrant arrest, 300 block of Pine Av-
May 25, possession of alcohol on the beach,
Spring Avenue and South Bay Boulevard.
May 26, possession of alcohol on the beach, 100
Bay Boulevard, Anna Maria City Pier.
May 26, burglary to a vehicle, 200 block of Co-
conut. The victim reported an unknown person re-
moved a purse valued at $25 and containing a check-
book, a driver's license and a credit card.
May 27. burglary to an vehicle, 500 block of Pine
Avenue. The victim reported an unknown person re-
moved a purse from the trunk. The purse was recovered
a few hours later from a garbage can at the beach ac-
cess in the 100 block of Pine Avenue, said the report.
An unknown amount of money was missing. A second
purse stolen in Bradenton Beach was also recovered.
May 19, trespass warning, 200 Gulf Drive North,
May 21, loitering and prowling, possession of
marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, 100 block of
Third Street South. The officer on foot patrol observed
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Andrew M. Kearney, 25, and James F. Robinson, 34,
both of Bradenton, standing in front of a closed busi-
ness. When they observed the officer, they fled.
The officer located them in a vehicle around the
block. While questioning the pair, the officer said he
observed a partially burned marijuana cigarette and a
pack of rolling papers in the seat. He said he searched
the vehicle and found a bag of marijuana. Both
Kearney and Robinson were placed in custody.
May 21, burglary to a vehicle, Coquina Beach.
The victims reported an unknown person broke the
window and removed a waist pack valued at $10, a
wallet valued at $5, a driver's license, credit cards and
$150 in cash. Damages were $265.
May 22, found property a purse, 700 to 800
block of Gulf Drive North.
May 24, battery on a law enforcement officer,
resisting with violence, disorderly intoxication, 116
Bridge Street, Sports Lounge. The complainant re-
ported the suspect refused to pay his bar tab. The of-
ficer said when he attempted to question the intoxicated
suspect, the suspect became very loud.
The officer said when he removed $10 from the
suspect's wallet to pay the bar tab, the suspect became
more verbally abusive and was told several times to be
quiet. The officer said when he turned away from the
suspect, the suspect hit him in the head. He said when
he attempted to handcuff the suspect, the suspect kept
resisting and had to be pepper-sprayed. The suspect
was placed in custody.
May 25, harassing phone calls, 1801 Gulf Drive
North, Runaway Bay condominiums.
May 26, burglary to a vehicle, Coquina Beach.
The victim reported an unknown person broke a win-
dow and removed a purse valued at $10, a check-
book, a debit card, and a driver's license. Damages
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May 26, lost property a ring valued at $350,
May 26, cruelty to animals, Coquina Bayside.
The officer was informed by Marine Rescue personnel
that a juvenile suspect had thrown a rock at a seagull
injuring it severely. The officer said three witnesses
identified the suspect who was placed in custody.
May 19, grand theft, 3248 East Bay Drive,
Walgreen's. The officer was contacted by a Walgreen's
loss prevention employee who reported the suspect
had been price fixing alcohol for her friends. The loss
prevention employee produced a video tape and cash
register tapes as evidence and said the suspect signed
a confession. The suspect was placed in custody. Loss
to the store was $709.
May 21, lost property a cellular phone, 5347
Gulf Drive, Holmes Construction.
May 21, noise, 2710 Gulf Drive, Cedar Cove. The
officer responded in reference to a loud party in a ca-
bana. The officer said about 30 subjects were talking
loudly and playing loud music and he told them to be
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quiet. The officer said he had to return 30 minutes later
and,after conferring with the motel manager, he ended
May 22, vehicle theft, 400 block of 28th Street.
The victim reported an unknown person removed his
vehicle valued at $1,000 when it was parked in front of
On May 26, the vehicle was recovered in east
Bradenton. It had been hot-wired, the removable center
console was missing and the radio dash plate was broken,
said the report. The vehicle was recovered by the owner.
May 22, trespass warning, 3248 East Bay Drive,
Walgreen's. The manager issued a trespass warning to
a suspect involved in a retail theft the previous day. The
officer ran a check on the suspect, found a warrant from
the sheriff s office and placed him in custody.
May 22, suspicious gas drive off of $20, 3015
Gulf Drive, Citgo.
May 22, alcohol, 4101 Gulf Drive, Castnetter
Beach Apartments. Officers reported that Manatee
High School teachers informed them about a large
prom party to be held at the motel. The officers con-
tacted the manager and learned that parents had rented
five rooms for their teens. The officers contacted the
parents and warned them that arrests could be possible.
The officers said they were observing the motel
and saw a vehicle parked at the end of 41st Street with
the top down and containing an unknown quantity of
beer. When the 18-year-old owner of the vehicle re-
turned and said the beer was hers, the officers issued a
notice to appear and confiscated the beer.
May 23, assist sheriff's office, 100 block of Sy-
camore. The officer assisted the deputy in talking
with subjects attending a large prom party. Later
both responded back to the party where the deputy
dealt with several subjects and contacted their par-
ents, said the report.
May 23, suspicious, 30 block of 66th Street. The
complainant reported an unknown person tipped over
May 23, suspicious, 600 block of Key Royale
Drive. The complainant reported an unknown person
broke an empty rum bottle in his driveway.
May 23, assistance, Key Royale Pass. The marine
patrol office aided a boater with a disabled vessel.
May 23, trespass, 5600 block of Gulf Drive. The
complainant reported he returned home and found a
sliding glass door unlocked and sandy footprints on the
carpet, but nothing was missing.
A witness reported that he observed one suspect in
the apartment and one outside the apartment earlier in
the evening. The witness said when they saw him, they
closed the door and left.
May 24, burglary, 105 66th Street, The Inn Be-
tween. The victim reported an unknown person entered
the room, rifled through suitcases and dresser drawers
and removed $300 in cash from a purse and a
camcorder valued at $800.
May 24, suspicious gas drive off of $20, 3015
Gulf Drive, Citgo.
May 24, damage, 77th Street beach. The com-
plainant reported an unknown person damaged two
chairs in the beach cabana and left beer bottles and cans
on the ground.
May 26, burglary to a vehicle, 4000 Gulf Drive,
Manatee County Public Beach. The victim reported an
unknown person broke the window and removed a
backpack containing a wallet and $7 in cash.
May 27, damage, 200 block of 66th Street. The
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victim reported an unknown person punctured four
tires on his vehicle. Damages were $500.
May 27, suspicious. The complainant reported an
unknown person removed a visor caddie and $12 in
cash from a vehicle between April 14 and 19.
May 27, burglary to a vehicle, 100 block of 77th
Street. The victim reported an unknown person broke
the window and removed a purse valued at $85, $1,300
in traveler's checks, $500 in cash, checks, credit cards
and identification. The purse was later found in a trash
can in Anna Maria. All was intact except the traveler's
checks and cash.
May 27, burglary to a vehicle, 4000 Gulf Drive,
Manatee County Public Beach. The victim reported an
unknown person broke the window and removed a 35
mm camera valued at $200.
May 27, 3400 block of Sixth Avenue. The com-
plainant reported she was jogging in a wooded area and
observed a subject fondling himself.
May 28, theft, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn park-
ing lot. The victim reported an unknown person re-
moved a compressor valued at $170 from the back of
his pickup truck.
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Manning, Mattay, Bouziane
lead East All-Star win
Taylor Manning showed why he is the creme de la
creme of the Anna Maria Little League in leading his
East All-Star team to a 19-7 win on Wednesday, May
Manning struck out nine in three innings work and
smacked two doubles and a single to drive in three
runs. He also scored two runs.
Manning was tagged for three early runs on four
straight hits by the first four West batters. After that, he
Until the bottom of the eighth, the outcome of the
game was not settled.
With the East in the lead 8-6, Joey Mattay doubled
over the leftfielder's head to start an 11-run barrage.
Mattay hit a single to drive in two runs later in the same
The East team took the dugout on the first base side
of the field, or east side, and West took the third base
dugout, or west side, hence the name designations.
Team members are All-Stars from the each of the
league's four teams.
In the eighth, East scored on three walks, a hit bats-
man, eight singles and a double.
There were top-shelf performances on both squads.
Besides Manning's play, some other East players
who stood out were Adam Bouziane, who had two
singles, a double, three runs batted in and two runs
scored. He also made a couple of good plays at third.
Logan Bystrom had two singles and a sacrifice to
knock in two and score once. He pitched one inning
striking out three, giving up one hit and no runs.
Kyle Dale had two singles and an RBI. He also
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and one run.
Playing catcher, Dale was part of a bizarre double
play. When trying to score, Skyler Purcell vaulted over
Dale and was called out for violating a rule demanding
a player slide on a close play at any base. With the ball
rolling around, Dale picked it up, fired to third and got
another runner trying to go to third base.
Max Gazzo had two singles and two RBIs and
Brian DeBellevue had a booming double and scored
Some West squad standouts were Blake Tyre, who
had a double, a single and scored twice and Brett Milks,
who had a single, a double, an RBI and struck out five
in two innings.
Chase Parker hit the fence in left in the air for a
double, had a single, scored a run and knocked in a run.
He created a double play when a ball was hit to him at
short, and he stepped on second and then fired to first.
Two other West players distinguished themselves.
Jordan Bowers had a single and scored a run, made a
great over-the-shoulder catch at first to rob Dale of
another hit and pitched two strong innings, striking out
three and allowing no runs. Speedster Michael
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strike to nail a runner at home that began an improb-
Down 6-0 in the bottom of the third, Giovanelli and
Price stopped the bleeding with their relay play in the
Anna Maria Little League season ending.
Depite giving up two more runs in the third to
make it 8-0, the play at the plate boosted North's con-
In the top of the fourth, North used its eyes and feet
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The Center is located at 407 Magnolia Ave.,
SPORTS, FROM PAGE 14
cer Carper double made it 8-6 and started a comeback.
North Coach Brad Lisk said head's up play al-
lowed his team to win the nine-inning, three-hour, 20-
minute crazy affair 19-17.
"It was pretty exciting for nine innings. Our field-
ing won this game for us," Lisk said. "We caught three
or four runners trying to stretch singles and doubles
into doubles and triples. We got two more at home
plate. Our kids were awake and in the ready position
and that kept them focused."
The South All-Stars looked like they would run
away with the never-ending battle of the best.
South was the name chosen for Coach Bill
Bystrom's team because several of their players were
from C&M Construction of Longboat Key, while all
North players were from sponsors located on Anna
South pitcher Connor Bystrom mowed down the
North side in his two innings work, striking out four
and getting two players to pop out. Bystrom had three
singles to go along with his shutout pitching perfor-
The South jumped out to a 5-0 lead without benefit
of a hit. Three walks, a hit batter, an error and seven sto-
len bases were highlighted by Chris Klotz's theft of home.
On the night, Klotz had two singles, three RBIs and
North's Fiecke had two singles, a double, two runs
batted in and he scored twice. His double over the left
fielder's head in the top of the ninth knocked in a run
and gave North a two-run cushion.
Earlier Fiecke snared a line shot to third and threw to
first to double up a player who had taken off for second.
In addition to his play at second, Price pitched an
inning and gave up one run. As a hitter, he walked three
times, had a single and scored twice.
The North's Cole Billings had an excellent game
behind the plate, throwing out a couple of runners and
catching another at home. He also walked four times
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South's Patrick Cole had three singles, two RBIs
and two runs scored and stole home.
Zack Westerman pounded out three singles,
knocked in a run and scored twice for South. He also
started a double play with a put out at first and a throw
to third to nab a player in a rundown.
Carper had a single, a double and two RBIs and
pitched a couple of good innings.
South's Jessica Cramer hit a searing, knee-high
double that caromed off second base, easily the hard-
est hit ball of the night.
David Bryant gave up four runs over a four-inning
stretch, shutting out South in the final inning to get the win.
"Fiecke's double was big," Lisk said. "And David
Bryant's performance over the last four innings, especially
his shut out ninth inning, earned him the game ball."
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Coach Richard Fellows, Manager Jeff Troesch Manager Chris Leverenz
T-Ball, Harry's Continental Kitchen
Coach Mark Wickersham, Manager Steve Scheild, Coach Todd English
T-Ball, Sandbar Restaurant, Manager Lori Guerin, Coach Bob Gibbons, Coach
Joe Hutchinson, Coach Ron McDonough
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ANNA MARIA ISLAND LITTLE LEAGUE TEAMS
AAA League, Air & Energy
Coach Sam Sato, not pictured Manager John Pocino
AAA League, Quality Builders
Coach Steve Moniz, Manager Brad Lisk, Coach Len Bryant
AAA League, Island Animal Clinic Champion,
Coach Bill Bystrom, Manager Drew Douglas, Coach Kathy Geeraerts
AAA League, Wagner Realty
Manager Michael Advocate, Coach Steve Barnes, Coach Al Marnie
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Scallops, anyone? And how 'bout them sponges?
Whether you call them jewels, canaries or dinner,
scallops may soon call Sarasota Bay home once again.
Actually, the tasty little bivalves have never really
left the bay waters, but their numbers have been so re-
duced locally in the last two decades that scientists
thought they had become extinct.
It was just last year that a group of 4-H members,
doing a field trip on a seagrass meadow near Longboat
Pass, stumbled onto a small bed of scallops. John Stevely,
the marine extension agent with the University of
Florida's Sea Grant program, was on the boat and realized
that if the little critters could live in one part of the bay,
they could survive elsewhere too, and started leveraging
funds and working to restock scallops in Sarasota Bay.
Jay Leverone, a senior scientist with Mote Marine
Laboratory, took the 100 or so Sarasota Bay scallops
and got them to reproduce in the lab. Mark Alderson,
with the Sarasota Bay National Estuary Program, came
up with $47,000 for the lab work, plus paying for
10,000 dime-size scallops' "deployment" in the bay
and monitoring of their growth and reproduction rates.
Scallops are what biologists call "broadcast spawn-
ers." Triggered by a change in water temperature in the
fall, scallops go into an orgy of reproduction, telegraph-
ing the fact to all the nearby bivalves. Each scallop has
both male and female sexual organs, but without a lot
of their friends around they don't seem to want to go
forth and reproduce.
Leverone hopes that by having lots of scallops in
cages "predator exclusion devices" in techno-talk -
he can get the little guys/girls to reproduce this fall.
He'll have more information about the critters then.
What's the big deal
Scallops are called jewels of the bay because of the
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Jun 2 4:14 1.4 6:24 1.3 1:44 2.5 9:19 -0.1
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Jun 4 6:06 1.5 8:05 1.4 3:11 2.3 10:56 0.0
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Jun 7 8:15 1.8 12:36 0.3 6:56 1.8 1:13 1.2
Jun 8 8:44 2.0 1:24 0.5 8:28 1.6 2:35 0.9
Jun 9 9:15 2.2 2:10 0.7 10:02 1.6 3:41 0.6
Cortez High Tides 7 minutes later lows 1:06 later
hundreds of bright blue eyes from which they look out
on their watery world, eyes that glitter like little blue
The "canary" reference comes from their need for
clear, clean water. Like the little yellow birds that coal
miners used to carry into mine shafts to detect bad air,
scallops are used by biologists as an indicator of wa-
ter quality. Unfortunately, the water quality in Sarasota
Bay took a turn for the worse in the late 1960s, and
scallops died off. Overharvesting didn't help, either.
Speaking of harvesting, the large muscle that scallops
use to open and close their two shells is a delicacy for
anyone who enjoys seafood. Since scallops thrive in
seagrass beds, and since seagrasses are usually found in
just a few feet of water, the little critters are easily spot-
ted by waders looking for a free lunch or dinner.
Back years ago, my father and I used to snorkel in the
shallows near Perico Island or Tidy Island. In about an
hour we could collect a bucketful of scallops, which trans-
lated into dinner for four. Some butter and garlic in a saute
pan, a few minutes on the stove I'm hungry already.
Don't start planning dinner right away. though.
With deteriorated water quality and overharvest along
much of Florida, scallop harvesting is prohibited south
of the Suwanee River in the Gulf, and restricted to July
through Sept. 10 north of the river. Maximum harvest
is two gallons of scallops per person per day in the
popular Steinhatchee and St. Joseph Bay areas.
Even if scallops again populate Sarasota Bay, it
would be years and years before any harvesting would
be allowed here.
Bay scallops, Argopecten irradians, live about two
years and grow to about two inches in diameter. One
of their two shells is brownish-orange in color, the
other white. They filter water to collect algae and other
organic water as food, pumping as much as 15 quarts
of water an hour through their little gills.
Scallops are much more agile than clams or other
shellfish, and it's not uncommon to see one swim by
pumping water rapidly through its gills in a kind of
clapping action that scoots the critters through the wa-
ter at a pretty rapid rate for short distances.
Beside loss due to human meals, scallops are popu-
lar fare for blue crabs, stone crabs and whelks.
The return of scallops tells me more than anything
else that Sarasota Bay is returning to its once-pristine
condition. With water quality improvements in the past
10 years, Sarasota Bay Program scientists calculate
there are 1,682 more acres of seagrasses in the bay for
scallops to live in, a 20 percent increase.
Sarasota Bay is not the only place that is seeing a
resurgence in the little bivalves. Tampa Bay has had a
scallop restocking program in place for about six years,
with fair results. Let's hope the same or better reaction
happens in Sarasota Bay.
Sponge on for cleaner bays?
Back when I was stalking scallops in seagrass
meadows, I used to come upon big yellow sponges
nestled in the blades of the grass. Sometimes they'd
grow to the size of a washtub, and if you picked them
up from the bottom there would be hundreds of little
crabs and other critters that would skitter away.
I now know sponges were sort of a bay reef system,
a place for juvenile fish and other marine life to find a
safe place to grow up. I also know that there aren't
anywhere near as many big yellow sponges around as
when 1 was a little Roat.
Here's something I stumbled upon a few years ago,
part of Randy Wayne White's book "The Man Who
"According to anecdotal accounts, the bays of
Southwest Florida had been tannin-stained but clear up
until the turn of the century, when a powerful consor-
tium the Army Corps of Engineers and the state
government, plus land-boom developers began its
assault on the swamps, dredging, filling, building
roads, straightening rivers. It was generally accepted
that the wholesale loss of root structure had murked the
water system. Erosion. It was also generally accepted
that, because most of the dredging had been stopped in
the 1970s, the bays would gradually heal themselves.
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Snook season finishes with flurry, tarpon everywhere
By Capt. Mike Heistand and Capt. David Futch
Snook season finished on the upswing with reports
of furious activity at Island fishing piers and in back-
water country. A full moon Sunday night was a big
factor in the feeding frenzy. Snook season closed yes-
terday and will remain so until September. You can
catch 'em, but you can't keep 'em.
Tarpon are everywhere along the beaches. Look
for them "daisy chaining" or moving slow in a circle.
Those are the ones biting. You can try to toss a pinfish
or small crab at a moving school,but they're usually
just headed somewhere and aren't interested in feeding.
John at the Anna Maria City Pier said five
keeper snook were landed Sunday, May 30. "The full
moon definitely had them out and biting," he said.
Folks continue to catch mackerel at the pier as well
as mangrove snapper. One lucky angler latched onto a
giant cobia last week and brought him to the dock.
At the Rod & Reel Pier, folks are catching some
mackerel and mangrove snapper. Snook action was
good three days before the full moon, according to Bob.
"It's been good right along, especially the snook."
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said there are a ton
of tarpon along the beaches. "More than I've seen in
years. And a lot of big ones. Redfish are plentiful along
the mangroves from Cortez to the mouth of the Mana-
tee River." Bill added the pompano are still along the
beach because "of more sand fleas than I've seen since
beach renourishment" in 1993. Snook are around, but
it's the avid snook angler landing most of them. As
always, competition is keen for the linesiders.
At Annie's Bait and Tackle, Bruce Shearer re-
porting for Capt. Zack Zacharias on the Dee Jay II,
said bay fishing has been good with trout to 25 inches
and snook, redfish, flounder and jack crevalle all hit-
ting. The action off the beach has been tremendous,
Capt. Zack has been hooking and catching tarpon,
pompano, permit, mackerel, mangrove snapper and
grouper. "Capt. Zack said he's been hooking more than
in the past and there are bigger ones out there than he's
seen in years. One of Annie's customers caught a 130
Jesse Hall with Gary Bryan's catch: a 150-pound
pounder near the Sunshine Skyway."
Shearer said Capt. Sam Kimball on the offshore
boat Legend has been catching grouper and mangrove
and lane snapper. Kimball has been limiting out on all
species. "We think it's the limit law allowing these fish
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Gary Bryan of Sarasota landed a 150-pound
spotted jewfish during the recent Crosthwait Me-
morial Fishing Tournament.
Jewfish are an endangered species and under
Florida law may not be killed. The law does allow
an angler to bring a jewfish aboard to take a pic-
ture. However, before releasing ajewfish, it must
Bryan's fishing partner Jesse Hall of Holmes
Beach, the one pictured, said he, Bryan and Capt.
Tom Houck of the vessel "Mary Jane Never Give
Up" out of Warner's Bayou in Bradenton put the
fish back in the water and spent 45 minutes "swim-
ming" it along side the boat before the fish swam
According to Hall, "We kept him from rolling
over and worked his gills until he swam off. We
caught him in 90 feet of water near the sunken ship
'Mexican Pride.' We sure weren't expecting this.
It took almost an hour to get him to the surface."
An officer with the Florida Marine Patrol said
one way of ensuring a jewfish releases the gases
it builds up in its gut on the way to the surface is
to stick an ice pick in its anus. Ouch!
Often when catching the jewfish's cousin,
grouper, fishermen will see the grouper's stomach
protruding from its mouth. If releasing the fish, it's
necessary to prick the stomach to let gas out so the
fish can swim back to the bottom. Don't stab it,
just a prick will do, and you'll hear the gas release.
It's good for the fish and good for you.
around," Shearer said. "Grouper are back like
gangbusters. Fishing in 60 to 70 feet of water is excel-
lent right now."
Carl at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
they've got plenty of the dollar-size blue crabs because
tarpon on the beaches and permit are biting on them,
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Island property transactions
462 63rd St., Holmes Beach, Seaside Gardens, a
canalfront 1,145 sfla/1691 sfur 2bed/2bath/2cp at-
tached home built in 1972 on its own lot, was sold 2/
17/99, Edwards to Baldwin, for $126,300.
501 41st St., Holmes Beach, a strange shaped lot
of 23,000 sf, was sold 2/16/99, Floyd to Gaprop Inc.,
512 70th St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level
canalfront 1,118 sfla/1852 sfur 2bed/2bath/lcar home
built in 1965 on an 85x103 lot, was sold 2/18/99,
Critelli to Bergan, for $170,000; list $185,000.
608 Ambassador, Holmes Beach, a ground-level
canalfront 1,248 sfla/1892 sfur 2bed/2bath/lcar
home built in 1962 on a 100x96 lot, was sold 2/19/
99, Hieronimus to Budnick, for $192,500; list
7300 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, Island Plantation
Resort, a 22-unit Gulffront 8,769 sfla/11147 sfur mo-
tel built in 1958 on a 100x410 lot, was sold 2/17/99,
Howard to Foundation Capital Growth & Income
Fund, for $1,895,000; list $2,149,000.
1201 Gulf Dr. S, Bradenton Beach, a 621 sfla/749
sfur home built in 1930 on a 50x50 lot, was sold 2/23/
99, Brown to Andrews, for $115,000.
1401 Gulf Dr. N, Bradenton Beach, 28 Bermuda
Bay Club, a 3bed/2&1/2bath/3car townhouse condo
built in 1999, was sold 2/25/99, Bermuda Bay Dev Co
Ltd to Sprinkle, for $325,000; list $325,000. Then
Sprinkle sold to Bazire, 2/25/99, for $375,000.
243 Willow, Anna Maria, a canalfront 2,232 sfla/
3,678 sfur 2bed/2bath/2cp home built in 1985 on a
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 19
along the mangrove shoreline.
On nine-hour trips, the Miss Cortez has been
catching plenty of grouper and on the four and six-hour
trips, Key West grunts and a few grouper are hitting.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
snook are in the Manatee River and trout are on the
deeper grass flats in front of Rattlesnake Key. Tarpon
also in the bay.
Capt. Matt Denham has been leading his custom-
ers to gag grouper up to 10 pounds and red grouper to
15. He's also been catching dolphin (mahi mahi or
Sdorado) to 15 pounds and yellowtail snapper to four
pounds. He also managed a 40-pound barracuda and
two yellow-mouth grouper.
Capt. Rick Gross said snook season went out with
a bang as his people limited out on the linesiders while
also getting some nice trout.
Capt. Tom Chaya continues to work the beaches
75x147 lot, was sold 2/24/99, Moppert to Urbanek, for
$309,000; list $335,000.
502 41st St., Holmes Beach, a 200x200 lot, was
sold 2/24/99, Licata to Gaprop, for $225,000.
510 77th St., Holmes Beach, a canalfront 1558 sfla
3bed/2bath/2car home built on a 90x110 lot, was sold
2/23/99, Girodano to Cohen, for $223,000; list
608 Baronet, Holmes Beach, a canalfront 1345
sfla/1958 sfur 2bed/2bath/lcar/pool home built in 1963
on a 100x115 lot, was sold 2/23/99, Callahan to
Scroggins, for $225,000; list $237,000.
610 Hampshire, Holmes Beach, a canalfront 1435
sfla/2536 sfur 3bed/2&1/2bath/2car home built in 1969
on a 95x105 lot, was sold 2/25/99, Bagnasco to
Murphy, for $255,500; list $273,500.
8015 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, a canalfront 2932
sfla/3823 sfur 3bed/2bath/2car/pool home built in 1989
on a 75x105 lot, was sold 2/24/99, Pelham to Shaara,
for $525,000; list $545,000.
102 Tern, Anna Maria, a canalfront ground-level
1,899/2,572 sf 2bed/2bath/2car home built in 1967 on
a 187x150x76x100 lot, was sold 3/5/99, Kee to
Walstad, for $234,000; list $247,700.
213 Periwinkle, Anna Maria, a ground-level 1656/
2340 sf 2bed/2bath/2car home built in 1959 on a
90x125 lot, was sold 3/2/99, Hapner to Mattern, for
$178,000; list $182,500.
238 Chilson, Anna Maria, a ground-level
canalfront 1,314/2,046 sf 2bed/2bath/lcar home built
in 1957 on a 75x147 lot, was sold 3/2/99, Jonas to
Mahoney, for $217,500; list $225,000.
SCompiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate
broker, 778-1222, exclusively for The Islander By-
for mackerel, triggerfish, snapper and a few permit.
He's been catching nice trout on the inside.
Capt. Thom Smith of Angler's Repair has been
nailing redfish and snook and getting both speckled and
Capt. Kurt Morrison landed a 40-pound grouper
last week among the many caught on his boat. His folks
also caught snapper to five pounds, a few kingfish to
25 pounds and plenty of bonita.
Capt. Glen Corder said he's still catching his
limit of grouper within 20 miles and snapper on the
Capt. Mark Bradow had one thing to say. Better
still, three things to say: "Tarpon, Tarpon, Tarpon."
They're in full swing and now's the time to go after
those silver kings. He caught at least one every trip last
week. With the warm weather continuing, so should the
On Capt. Mike Heistand's boat Magic, redfish
and trout are the way to go. Some of the trout went to
six pounds and many of the reds were so big he
couldn't keep them.
gbol, left, helps Jay Leverone load scallops into a boatfor deployment. Islander
Becky Smith and Elfi Starrett were honored as
top listers and sales agents for 1998 at the
annual banquet of Wedebrock Real Eastate Co.
Carol Heinz and Karen Lohse were top lister
and seller, respectively, for the Anna Maria Island
office of Arvida Realty Services for April, the
Movement is taking place at the top of
Wagner Realty to accommodate the company's
rapid growth, with Polly Gaar coming in as vice
president succeeding Lynn Parker, whose role has
expanded as vice president of corporate and agent
services. Garr, former Coldwell Banker manager,
will be in charge of the Manatee Avenue West
office and manage varied other functions of
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"If murk caused by the early dredging had killed a
significant area of grass habitat, then the filtering spe-
cies [read sponges] may have never had a chance to
reestablish themselves. To remain clear, water required
filtering species. Seagrass meadows required clear
water. Filtering species required seagrass meadows.
One was constantly dependent on the other. Remove
one symbiotic element from the system even if for
only a few years and the whole system was sen-
tenced to gradual, inevitable doom."
That quote is from a book of fiction, but I asked a
scientist buddy a few years ago about it and he said
there was some research that indicated it was also a
Think about this: If one little scallop can filter more
than 15 quarts of water an hour, what can a sponge that's
1,000 times bigger filter in that same period of time?
Estuaries are bodies of water where freshwater from
the land meets saltwater from the sea. About 85 percent
of Florida's fish and shellfish must live in an estuary for
at least part of their lives. Sixteen of the state's 21 metro-
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Winners in the May 29 games were Roger Kipp
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621 Foxworth Lane............. $319,900
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............. $199,000
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:
201 35th St .................. $640,000
2302 Gulf Dr .............. $569,000
101 25th St .................. $549,000
2219 Gulf Dr .............. $375,000
203 76th St ................ $219,900
5806 Holmes Blvd......... $199,900
PERICO BAY CLUB
1276 Spoonbill Landings .. $149,000
923 Sandpiper Circle..... $133,500
449 North Shore (Sarasota)... $299,900
1769 Vamo Drive........... $299,000
1108 82nd St NW......... $214,900
6937 42nd Ct E (Sarasota) ... $98,000
304 Pine Ave ................ $224,000
310 Pine Ave................ $299,900
5704 Marina Drive ........ $479,000
Call for details!
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BUILDERS HOME FURNITURE Displayed but never
used. Four-piece bedroom sets $259; sofa and love
seat $399; queen bed set $199; full $159; twin $129;
futons (sofa by day bed at night) frame and mat-
tress $199; daybed (white with brass finials) includ-
ing two mattresses and pop-up unit $285. Can de-
liver. Call 753-7118.
MACINTOSH POWERBOOK 520. Laptop model,
ready to use. $500. 778-7978.
ANTIQUE REFRIGERATOR Frigidaire, works great!
24 by 52-in., 22-inches deep. $95, 778-6234.
MACINTOSH PERFORM 6200 CD. 64 MB RAM, 1
GIG hard drive, 15-in. color monitor. OS 8.5, new
Zoom 56K modem. Loaded with software!
Pagemaker 6.0, Photoshop 3.0, Pagemill 3.0, Illus-
trator 5.5, Quark Xpress 3.32, MS Word 5.0, plus
more. $850. Optional Iomega zip drive, $100 and
Apple Laserwriter 300, $175 are available. All in mint
CD PLAYER GREAT SOUND and window pocket
cover for a Mazda Miata. For further information call
TEAK FRAMED MIRROR 42 by 30 inches, $50. Two
teak twin headboards $35 each, 19-inch Sony color
TV with remote, $100. Please call 778-5088.
SLEEPER SOFA $50, small refrigerator $50,
Homelite chainsaw $50, air conditioner $50, six-ft.
wide mini blinds, Toyota Previa, 794-5980.
LORD'S WAREHOUSE THRIFT Shop. Open Satur-
days only, 9am to 1pm. Summer sales! 6140 Gulf of
Mexico Drive. 383-4738.
ROSER GUILD THRIFT SHOP Open Tuesday,
Thursday, 9:30am-2pm, Saturdays 9-noon. Dona-
tions Wednesday 9-11am. Always sales racks. 5111
Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
RUMMAGE SALE Saturday, June 5, 9am-lpm.
Kitchenware, bedding, picture frames, clothing. Much
more, eats. St. Bernard Activity Center, 43rd Street,
MOVING OUT SALE Friday, June 4, 8am-noon. We
can't move and store all of our stuff. Antiques, col-
lectibles, household items, clothes and more. 541
Key Royale Blvd., Holmes Beach.
Hi! I'm Marianne
Y For any real estate needs,
I am ready and anxious
to serve you. Call me at
Mike Norman Realty
CHILDREN'S SUMMER PROGRAMS Want to im-
prove your child's reading? Also, programs proven
effective with children with learning disabilities. Free
evaluation. Affordable fees. Reading and cognitive
skills therapist. 795-0303.
PREMIERCOM LONG DISTANCE phone service.
7.5 flat rate, Florida 7.1, 800 numbers same rates.
SIX PERCENT CD, FDIC INSURED. Five-year mini-
mum investment $5,000. Call Ryan Young at Edward
Jones Investments 746-3348. 5008 Manatee Ave.
TIRED OF YOUR slow PC? Your computer can be
converted to a Pentium 300 for only $300. See http:/
/customservices.net or 730-1608.
LIKE TO TRADE STOCKS? Your broker too expen-
sive? If you want to trade stocks but are put off by the
costs, call us. We can help you with stock selection,
timing (both buys and sells) and the costs of doing
business. Call John Brownless at Longboat Key In-
vestment Services 383-1336.
FOUND PRESCRIPTION GLASSES at Second Av-
enue and 54th Street, Holmes Beach, on May 24.
BRADENTON CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL honor
student seeks house-sitting opportunities. July-Au-
gust 15. Call Laura at 778-1972.
KIDS SEEKING summer jobs: Advertise here free.
Up to 21 words free for kids under 16. Three-weed
minimum. Information: 778-7978PETS
1992 BUICK CENTURY wagon. White and wood-
grain. Low mileage, 74,000. A/C, cruise control, all
power. One owner, excellent car. $5,400. 778-4029.
YACHT CLEANING by Carleen. Detailing, wax,
maintenance programs. 15-years experience. Island
resident. References available. 750-7337.
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
Directly on Gulf beach, this newer
3BR has plantation shutters, Ander-
son windows, solid-oak spiral stair-
case, two-car garage. Wood deck
overlooks white sandy beach. Enjoy
beautiful sunsets over the Gulf.
102 31st St., Holmnes Beach Quality and beauty throughout.
Call Jane Tinsworth R.S. Olsone.Better
at 795-3000 Real Isate, Inc. I H11 9RiS.@
Residential Commercial/lndustrial Property Management Mortgage Loans Title Insurance Vacation Rentals
Carol S. Heinze
MARTINIQUE $139,000. Enjoy
the view of Gulf of Mexico from
this spacious 1BR/1BA condo
with screened-in lanai, covered
parking and extra storage. Turn-
key furnished. IB35824.
2 STORY DUPLEX $174,900.
2BR/2BA with 'den in each unit.
Central Holmes Beach location.
Close to shopping, library and
BUY YOUR BOAT A CONDO! $99,000 2 BR/2BA waterfront condo
on a wide canal overlooking the waterway. Includes a private boat
dock out the back door. Near heated pool. Children and pets are
welcome. Call Carol Heinze, Realtor 751-1155. IB37212.
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
FLAMINGO CAY 2BR/2BA condo overlooking the bayou and
bird sanctuary with private boat dock that will accommodate a
boatlift. Includes two-car attached garage and a community
heated pool. Children and pets are welcome! Call Carol Heinze,
Realtor 751-1155. IB36389.
WET SLIPS AND Hi 'N' Dry storage available at com-
petitive rates in modern, full-service marina. 778-
OFFSHORE CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Glenn
Corder aboard Deep South. Half and full day. For
information call 778-1203 or Mobile 713-5900.
1987 BAYLINER, 20.7-FT, Capri 5.0 OMC I/O, low
hours, cuddy, new bimini, $1,800. (727) 845-5689.
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.,
SUMMER WORK FOR college students and 1999
high school graduates. $10.25 per hour/base. Flex-
ible part-time and full-time. No experience necessary.
Entry level sales/service. Will train. Scholarships
available, conditions apply. 927-8868.
HOUSEKEEPING FULL/PART-TIME. Good ben-
efits, pleasant working conditions. Resort 66, 6600
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach and Via Roma Beach
Resort, 2408 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach.
SERVERS, BARTENDER, dishwashers. Buccaneer
EXPERIENCED LAWN CARE worker wanted. Part-
time knowledge of all equipment edger, weed-eater,
blower, mowers. Dependable, must have car or truck
and phone. Great pay for right person. 778-5294.
LONGBOAT CHEVRON weekend/evening help
needed. Located on north end of Longboat Key, 383-
2110 or 383-2980, Robby.
NOW HIRING ALL positions. Rod & Reel Pier. Apply
in person. 875 North Shore Drive, Anna Maria.
LOCAL CHURCH SEEKING senior professional
maintenance manager. Must be computer literate
and capable of planning for and managing outside
services. Reply to P.O. Box 1036, Holmes Beach.
WANTED PART-TIME person to check Longboat
condominium apartments (must be physically able to
climb stairs), help with light office duties. Three days
per week late April through early October, two days
per week late October through early April (1,000
hours yearly). $8 to start. Call 383-7000 between
* Simplify Your Search!
1 Call anytime for a consultation.
5201 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach. FL 34217
My 20 years of appraising and 25 years of
sales means I can offer you a qualified service
to help in the disposition of your fine antiques,
art, and household furnishings. I will be happy
to send you a resume and references.
SEASONAL & VACATION RENTALS 941-778-0766
Visit our exciting new comprehensive web site at www.arvidarealtyservices.com
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BORED RETIREE? Handyman needed for light,
but frequent maintenance. Call Mike Norman Re-
RENTAL PROPERTY MANAGER for real estate of-
fice on Island. Real estate license required. Please
send resume to P.O. Box 1133, Holmes Beach, FL
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 Li-
brary. Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or 778-
STATE CERTIFIED CNA/ home health aide/compan-
ion available for a variety of duties. Monday through
Friday, mornings, afternoons or evenings or eight-
hour shifts. For appointment, call Robert 779-2236.
MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, mulching,
trimming, clean-up, edgings, and more. Hard-work-
ing and responsible. Excellent references. Edward
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476.
SUN SCORCHING YOUR INVESTMENT? Auto de-
tailing done at your home or office, at your conve-
nience. Complete detailing includes wash, wax,
shampoo, engine and undercarriage cleaning,
leather & vinyl conditioned, tires and trim dressed
and more. Protect your investment. Call Damon at
BANKRUPTCY $200, Divorce $150 to $200. Adop-
tion, corporations, modifications, power of attorney,
name change. Suncoast Paralegal Services 742-
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, in-
CHAMBERLAIN PROFESSIONAL CLEANING. In-
sured, 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 726-1'067.
HAVING A MAC ATTACK? Call for help with Mac or
PC. Training, internet, hardware selection and instal-
lation. Call Ed, 778-2553.
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://
PAINTER SEMI-RETIRED painter seeks exterior
paint jobs. 35 years local experience, satisfaction
guaranteed. Top quality work at very affordable
SILCOX CERAMIC TILE and carpet sales and ser-
vice. Have samples, small repairs, regrout. Guaran-
teed. 20-years experience. Call Randy 746-0671.
MAID FOR YOU residential cleaning for all your
needs. Reasonable rates, dependable service. Call
today for a free estimate and leave the dirty work for
CLEANING FOR YEAR-ROUND residents. Excellent
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
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.
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 discount.
PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and instal-
lation. Come in and choose from our huge selection
of plants, shrubs and trees. Everything Under the Sun
Garden Centre. 5704 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
CODY'S CARPET & upholstery cleaning. Dry foam
shampoo and steam cleaned. Living room/dining
room $34.95. Free deodorizing. 794-1278.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED WORK FAST. Whether
buying, selling.or seeking services ... you get fast
results from people you can trust Islanders.
HISTORIC ANNA MARIA HOME
415 Spring, the Clay House, is now back on the market and this
time the owner is very serious about selling. The Clay House is
3BR/2BA, with single carport and sits on one and one-half lots
measuring 78x145. Built in 1910 ( see above photo), 1954 and
1994. Asking last year's (1997) price of $219,000.
Doug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, Fl 34216
Phone & Fax: (941)778-1222
COCONUT BAYOU on Anna Maria Island. Tropical hideaway with CASTNETTER APARTMENTS directly across from public beach.
4BR/4B basks in Florida sunshine. Stunning drama in this waterfront Overlooks the Gulf of Mexico. Consists of four buildings, NW building
residence with 30 ft. of glass overlooking bayou. $559,900. Sandy offers owner's unit, rental unit and office and two-car garage. All other
Drapala 794-3354 or Kathy Marcinko 792-9122. R37933. buildings offer two units. $1,500,000. Don Lewis 746-3200. CM31317.
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WONDERFUL GROUND FLOOR UNIT in
right on the beach. Heated pool, lighted tent
investment property, liberal rental policy. F
$345,000. Traute Winsor 504-1949. 96002 .
MANATEE RIVER ESTATE lot on one
acre more or less, 125 ft. waterfront, deep
water, huge oak trees. 6BR/4B traditional
home with open, large kitchen and living
area. Parquet floors, sunroom, barrel-tile
roof, circular driveway. Sailboat water.
$699,000. Don Lewis 746-3200. R37104
SPECTACULAR PANORAMIC BAY VIEW.
Spacious 4BR home over 3/4 acre tropical pri-
vate lot on quiet dead-end street. Great open
plan, beautiful pool and large workshop.
$575,000. Sandy Drapala 794-3354 or Kathy
Marcinko 792-9122. R30015
LIKE TO FISH? Then this one is for you along
with spectacular bay view. Newly updated
3BR/2.5B home on 1/2 +/- acre in Terra Ceia.
$189,900. Joanne Jenkins 795-3838. R38013
small complex THE VIEWS LOOKING SOUTH towards Sarasota are breathtaking.
nis courts. Good Elegant homes in guarded community on Sarasota Bay. Enjoy the se-
larely available. curity, solitude and beauty of Tidy Island. Excellent value. Townhouses
priced from $179,000. Bob and Penny Hall 749-5981. C34359.
THREE ACRES +/- of bayfront property. LOVE THAT YARD. Never judge a house
Exceptional luxury homesite on Palma by its cover. Beautiful 3BR/2B open plan
Sola Bay. $249,900. Sandy Drapala 794- home, great for family and entertainment.
3354 or Kathy Marcinko 792-9122. Huge pool and backyard. $149,900. Janet
L33635 Orr 747-4543. R36478
SNO HEMMED-IN feeling in this spacious
home. Great appliances and built-in elec-
tric grill for the cook in the family. Conve-
niently located. $147,500. Jim Sellars 798-
Available properties by the 3577. R37903
week or by the month from GREAT WESTSIDE LOCATION. Ideal for
Anna Maria Island to Venice. family or retiree. Great yard for play area and
Call one of our rental and cookouts or sunbathe by beautiful in-ground
resort specialists. pool. Hidden garage with private drive.
(941) 951-6668 or (800) 881-2222 $86,500. Colette Gerrish 794-1024. R37578
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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Sandy's Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Lan \Hauling By the cut or by the month.
Servi' e We Monitor Irrigation Systems
service INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
778.1345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
Established in 1983
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CONSTRUCTION Building Anna Maria since 1975
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[ Paradise Improvements
iQuality home repair and maintenance
Steven Kaluza 778-4173
Island References and Insured
Painting Drywall Tile Doors Screens* Etc ...
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
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
Fully Licensed and Insured s.J'
( o A Call 383-5381
CARL V. JOHNSON, JR.
Free Estimates Design Service
Quality Fair Prices
(9411 795-1947 R006645
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Anna Maria Laundromat
r- .Open 24 Hours
7 Days a Week
9906 GULF DRIVE
facilities In the Anna Maia
appreciate j Post Office Plaza
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Mobile Detail Service
comes to you!
Most Cars: $95*
*Wash, buff, wax, shampoo interior. Under
carriage, tires and rims all treated and
protected. Plus, engine pressure cleaning.
$95 for small to mid-size cars. By
appointment, at your home or office. Your
car doesn't have to be driven anywhere! Let
us protect and preserve your investment.
THE AREA'S #1 MOBILE DETAILER
All cars/trucks personally serviced by Damon.
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/
exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island refer-
ences. Dan or Bill 795-5100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. State licensed and insured. Many Island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vi-
nyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. 33-year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at
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. Remodel-
ing, repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens,
baths. Free estimates. Lic#RC0045125,
#RG0058589, #PE0020374. Insured. Call 720-0794.
TILE, TILE, TILE. Ceramic tile supply and installa-
tion. Quality workmanship. Floors and walls. Fully
insured. Call 387-7153 or 750-5985.
SCREEN REPAIRS, interior/exterior. Painting, tile
work, ceiling fans. Concrete repair, all types of home
repairs, drywall repairs, free estimates. 778-0410.
PAINTER SEMI-RETIRED painter seeks exterior
paint jobs. 35-years local experience, satisfaction
guaranteed. Top quality work at very affordable
MR. BILL'S Handyman Service. Thirty years experi-
ence, self-employed in the construction trades. I am
handy to have around, 778-1110.
JAMES GREEN PAINTING interior/exterior. Local
resident, local references. Experienced, insured. Call
for your free estimate 941-749-4156.
HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS CENTER Rental units
available for commercial, retail and storage. Call 778-
2924 for information.
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/
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.
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.
SEASONAL RENTAL AVAILABLE monthly, weekly,
May 1 through October 15,1999. No smoking, no pets.
2BR/1 BA, one and a half blocks to Gulf. Call 778-0733.
HOLMES BEACH OFFICE or retail space. Approxi-
mately 1,300 sq. ft. Excellent parking with exposure
on main thoroughfare. Call Smith Realtors 778-0777.
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.
SPECTACULAR GULFVIEW, new 3BR/3BA house
or 1BR/1BA ground apartment located one house
from beach, all extras. 106 72nd St., Holmes Beach,
great seasonal rates. 778-1365.
GULFFRONT STUDIO Annual $725 per month, one
only. 792-2779. Now rented.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND paradise. 3BR/2.5BA, canal
home, heated pool. Close to beach. $3,000 per
month, $875 per week. 800-223-4472.
ANNUAL 1BR in Holmes Beach. $500 month plus
security deposit. Nice! Available now! 778-6541, 778-
4084, or pager 569-1591.
ANNUAL DUPLEX one block from beach. Large
2BR/2BA, elevated, covered parking. $850 mo.
ISLAND 1 BR/1 BA duplex-style apartment in Holmes
Beach, close to beach. Non-smoking, no pets. $575
per month. Tenant pays all utilities except water.
ISLAND 2BR/2BA duplex style in Holmes Beach,
close to beach. Non-smoking, no pets. $775 per
month. Tenant pays all utilities except water. For
appointment call 778-8224.
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.
2BR/2BA ANNUAL UNFURNISHED. Bright and spa-
cious, new kitchen, appliances, tile, washer/dryer,
etc. quiet, secure neighborhood, close to beach.
$850 per month, first, last and security. Small pet
considered, non-smokers preferred. 704-3171 or
Tired of wading around?
Cast a look in our direction and
reel in your dream job today!
The Sandbar, Beach House and Mar Vista
Restaurants are now accepting applications.
All positions available, flexible schedule.
Casual atmosphere. Comprehensive training.
Competitive wages. Excellent benefits,
including 401K, Health & Dental Plan, Credit
Union, Health Spa Membership.
AM and PM shifts available.
200 Gulf Drive North,
100 Spring Ave. 760 Broadway St.
Anna Maria Longboat Key
Apply in person. Monday-Friday. 3pm-5pm.
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BAYFRONT GROUND-LEVEL house 2BR/2BA, an-
nual unfurnished, with dock privileges. No pets. 109
13th St. South, Bradenton Beach. $1,100 per month.
ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/2BA on canal with dock. No
VACATION RENTALS 2BR apartments across form
beautiful beach $350 per week. Summer dates still
available. Almost Beach Apartments 778-2374.
HOLMES BEACH ONE block to beach. Quiet, newly
done, large 2BR/1BA. Annual unfurnished, no pets.
$725 plus utilities. 778-6348.
CUTE ANNUAL 2BR/1BA lower duplex. 8108 Gulf
Dr. $650 per month plus security. Includes cable,
washer/dryer, water, trash, gas. 792-3226.
ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/1BA furnished, adorable cot-
tage with washer/dryer, wood floors, close to beach,
bay, shops and pier. 106 Church, Bradenton Beach.
$1,000 per month, $500 security. 813-258-2411.
WANTED TO RENT garage for storage in Holmes
Beach or Bradenton Beach. 778-5075.
ANNUAL FURNISHED 2BR/1BA Anna Maria City.
$625 per month plus utilities. First, last and security.
LIGHT, AIRY, MODERN elevated 2BR/2BA. Spec-
tacular Gulf and sunset views from balcony or deck!
Large kitchen with ceramic tile, lots of cupboards,
plenty of closet space, tastefully furnished, includes
washer/dryer. Game area downstairs plus garden
area (gardeners welcome). Covered parking for two
cars. Convenient to everything. Annual $900 per
month, $900 deposit, own utilities. 778-2991.
LARGE ATTRACTIVELY FURNISHED 2BR/2BA
with outstanding Gulf and sunset views. Parking un-
derneath for two cars. Washer/dryer, double closets
in both bedrooms plus bath cupboards and hall
closet. Light, bright kitchen with ceramic tile. Good
location in north Bradenton Beach. Annual $850 per
month plus utilities, $850 deposit. 778-2991.
ANNUAL BAYVIEW COTTAGE 1BR furnished, re-
modeled, laundry. 12414 45th Avenue, Cortez.
$525 plus electric one person, $575 for two. No
ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH 2BR/1BA, great location.
$650 per month, first, last, security. 778-2685.
ROOM FOR RENT private bath, private entrance.
Refrigerator, microwave, air, fan. 778-5963.
ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH 1BR/BA. Furnished or
unfurnished, walk to beach of city center. $510 to
$560 plus electric. 725-1304 leave message.
ANNUAL 1BR DUPLEX. New kitchen, nice. Water,
garbage included. No pets. 316B Hardin, Anna
Maria. $475 per month. 778-9378.
PERICO ISLAND mint condition, one-year old. 3BR/
2.5BA, 1,726 sq. ft. Many extras $174,500. Call Mr.
Bruno, 800-631-2221, 792-8289.
GULFFRONT LOT, dead-end street, one of a kind!
There are no more like this. $399,000, 778-4523 or
BEAUTIFUL VIEW OF the bay from this brand new
home. 1,764 sq. ft., 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-foot lot to be completed in June.
Nice, quiet, dead-end street. $525,000, 800-977-
BARK & COMPANY REALTY buyer's broker. Buy-
ers represented. Steven M Bark, Broker. 383-1717
2BR/2BA CONDOMINIUM on Gulf. LaCosta, 1800
Gulf Drive North. $198,500. 404-656-7597. No
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 23, 1-3pm. 609 Ambassador
Lane, Holmes Beach. 778-3099.
SEASIDE GARDENS 2BR/2BA villa close to beach
and bay. Nice sunroom and single attached carport.
Priced to sell! Call Norma Niles at Georgia Anthony
Real Estate 752-4147 or 725-1834.
HOLMES BEACH TIMESHARE unit for sale. On the
Gulf, fully furnished, 1 BR. Week #27, July 3-July 10,
buy now and use this year. No brokerage fee. $3,000
or best offer. 639-8388.
BRADENTON BEACH COTTAGE with Gulf view.
Thirty steps beach. Reduced to $148,000. 778-7098.
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, June 6, 1-3pm. 609 Ambassador
Lane, Holmes Beach. 888-298-6955.
ANNA MARIA CITY. View Bimini Bay from canalfront
home. Custom 3BR/2BA cheerful spacious great
room layout. Dumbwaiter to kitchen, many extras.
Garden atrium entry with inside staircase. Cozy lanai
and pool. Dock, boat lift and oversized two-car ga-
rage. $549,000. Broker participation. Tour
www.annamaria.net/1. For appointment 778-4636.
PERICO BAY CLUB turnkey furnished, minutes to
beaches, deluxe 2BR/2BA, panoramic water view,
covered parking. Real Estate Mart 756-1090.
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OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, June 6, 2-4pm. Bayfront
3BR/2.5BA, fireplace, pool, spa, dock, reduced.
$550,000. 653 Key Royale Drive. 751-4565.
BIMINI BAYFRONT. Beautiful open view, new sea-
wall and 12 by 65-foot dock, pool and more.
$429,000. Principals only call 953-6897 to see this
2,800 plus sq.ft. single story home.
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FOR RENT THE VALHALLA
3216 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach
DIRECT GULFFRONT DUPLEX
Secluded, white sandy beach. Includes all amenities, sleeps
thirteen, small pets allowed. Weekly rentals available.
Call Ann Harmon for availability.
0 3i f1om aeny 2501 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach
Sales (941) 778-6849
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BAYFRONT LOT Spectacular views of bay
from this rare bayfront lot centrally located
between the Manatee and Cortez Bridges.
Lot measures 65 by 100 feet, is seawalled
and ready for construction. Offered at
$215,000. Contact David Moynihan
ISLAND DUPLEX Excellent Holmes
Beach location and short walk to prime
beach. 2BR/1 BA each side with central
heat and air. Drive by 207 76th St.
$175,000. Call Dave Moynihan 778-
Contemporary 3BR/2.5BA large home,
completely updated. Master bedroom and
bath upstairs with balcony overlooking
great room with skylights and vaulted ceil-
ing. $185,000. Dick Maher/Dave Jones
778-4800. MLS 36165
ANNA MARIA ISLAND HOME Spacious
3BR/3BA open floor plan, hardwood floors,
fireplace, screened balcony, more than 4,000
sq. ft. under one roof. Boat ramp and dock large
enough to accommodate sailboat. No bridges
to Tampa Bay. All this for $375,000. Elizabeth
Andricks 778-4800. MLS 32547
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fruit trees. $154,900. Dick Maher/David
Jones 778-4800. MLS 37861
BAYWATCH Beautiful 2BR/2BA bayfront
complex. Spacious, open floor plan, turn-
key furnished. Intracoastal view with pri-
vate boat and fishing dock. A rare oppor-
tunity to own a good investment property.
$179,900. Elizabeth Andricks 778-4800.
5201 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N JUNE 2, 1999 N PAGE 27.. i-
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lights at night are yours from this
3BR/2BA bayfront home. The unique
greatroom floor plan is topped by a
soaring ceiling and the upper-level
master suite has a view to die for! An
additional bathroom adjoins the exer-
cise room. Spacious workshop area .,
and a 3-car garage. Davits. Superb
construction quality and energy
EW rVI REALTY
JUST LISTED! This 3BR/2BA elevated canalfront
home has just been renewed with fresh paint, new
vinyl, carpet and appliances. Great room design with
split bedrooms and large screened porch. Kitchen,
great room and master bedroom all overlook the
canal. Walk to the beach in the heart of Anna Maria!
This is not a drive-by! Just listed at $279,900.
Call Pat Jackson at 778-3301
Ken Jackson at 778-6986
Agnes Tooker 778-5287
or Dave Sork 726-1704
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drve PO Box 717 Anna Maria. FL 34216
Toll Free 800 306-9666
Fax # 778-7035
GULFSIDE DUPLEX! 100 feet to best Island
beach! Two units, completely furnished offers
2BR/2BA second level and 2BR/2BA and den on
first floor. Popular seasonal and summer rentals!
Own your summer place with advantage of
rental income from two units. $419,500.
MARIE LIC. REAL ESTATE
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'We ARE the Island."
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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 Gull 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. Great location. $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.
VACATION RENTALS. Homes/Villas & Condos.
ANNUAL: Waterway Condo $900/month.
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