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FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE


ISLANDER


BIS kNEIIr


Resident stickers out, hanging car tags in


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
After six years of debate, Island elected officials
last week agreed to a new method of identifying resi-
dents' vehicles for re-entry after an evacuation.
In the past, residents were issued stickers which were
displayed on the front bumpers of their vehicles. The stick-
ers will now be replaced with hanging tags similar to those
used to identify vehicles for handicapped persons.
"We have to make a decision today," Lt. John
Cosby of the Bradenton Beach Police Department told
officials at the Island Emergency Operations Center
meeting. "County officials are updating their disaster
plan and we have to tell them what we want to do.".
The impetus for change came from Manatee


DOT may fund


Key Royale


Bridge repairs
By Paul Roat
Everyone keeps saying that "it's not carved in
stone," but there is a good chance the Key Royale
Bridge will be replaced by the Florida Department of
Transportation in fiscal year 2003-04.
Call it Manatee County's loss to the Island's gain.
DOT officials had agreed to fund the Coker Gully
Road Bridge until Manatee County officials decided the
county would pay for that east-county bridge replacement.
That free up about $600,000 in the DOT budget.
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore asked mem-
bers of the Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning Or-
ganization to OK the transfer of funds from Coker Gully
to Key Royale, and the MPO members agreed to ask the
DOT to pay for replacing the Island bridge.
Now, word has it that the DOT will indeed trans-
fer the funds, although official word on the money
switch is not expected until next week.
Reconstruction of the Key Royale Bridge is esti-
mated to cost more than $900,000. DOT officials have
designed the new bridge at a cost of more than
$100,000.


County emergency officials. After last September's
evacuation for Hurricane Georges, Island officials
learned that the county no longer considers the stick-
ers a valid means of identification.
County officials said returning residents must have
two forms of identification one with a photo and one
proving they live on or own property on the Island,
such as a voter registration card or a utility bill with
their address on it.
"If we use the car tags, the county will recognize
them," Cosby said. "But if we are in a situation where
we have a large storm and a host county comes in to
take over emergency support, residents will still have
to have some type of photo ID."
The hanging tags will be white or a light color with


a colored decal similar to those on vehicle tags, Anna
Maria/West Side Fire Chief Andy Price said. The color
of the decal will change each year and the decals will
be issued annually.
Representatives authorized Price to order the tags
and he said he is currently working on a method of dis-
tribution. One tag will be issued to each household and
there will be a small fee for the tags.
Cosby said that in Bradenton Beach, police will
make city ID cards for residents. These ID cards will be
attached to their car tags.
"I think the car tag is the best way to go," Cosby
noted. "However, if someone doesn't want to get one,
a photo ID along with another form of ID with an Island
address will still get them back on the Island."


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Hoppin' good time
Sack races, musical chairs, a "best-dressed pirate" contest and lots of hot dogs and pizza were all in store for
the 400 or so kids who showed up Saturday for the annual Snooks Adams Kids Day at Bayfront Park in Anna
Maria. For more pictures, see inside. Islander Photo: Paul Roat


Confusing legal issue becomes more complicated


By Paul Roat
A complicated legal maneuver became more
convoluted last week with an appeals court decision
that apparently missed the point or at least
clouded the issue.
At issue is legal action filed by Save Anna Maria
Inc. attorney David Levin against the Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation regarding the proposed high,
fixed-span bridge that was to replace the current
Anna Maria Island Bridge at Manatee Avenue.
Levin, representing SAM, faced off against the
DOT and the Florida Department of Environmental
Protection in 1995 in an effort to block construction
of the bridge. The venue was an administrative hear-
ing before Administrative Law Judge Robert Meale.
Meale deliberated on testimony presented at a nearly
two-week-long hearing and handed down his deci-
sion stating the DOT did not follow correct proce-
dures in presenting the bridge to the public.
Meale also said the DEP should not issue permits
to build the bridge due to the harm the span would
create in the environment.
DOT agreed with Meale, up to a point, and
agreed to drop plans to build the replacement bridge.
However, Levin determined the DOT didn't follow
the standards set forth through the administrative
hearing process, and filed an appeal through the sec-
ond district court of appeals.
Specifically, the DOT ignored almost all of
Meale's "finding of fact" in the case. Those 100


statements, almost all of them damning to the DOT,
provide the facts of the case. Levin said the findings
need to be incorporated in the final DOT order, as
called for by the administrative hearing rules. He
asked the appellate judges to direct the DOT to in-
corporate the findings of fact in the DOT final deci-
sion.
That's where things got murky.
The appeals judges issued their ruling that states,
in part:
"SAM appeals a final order of the Florida De-
partment of Transportation issued in an administra-
tive proceeding involving a challenge by SAM to the
DOT's decision to replace the existing drawbridge
from Bradenton to Anna Maria Island with a fixed-
span, high-level bridge. The DOT's final order re-
jected portions of the hearing officer's recom-
mended order and authorized construction of the
bridge as proposed by the DOT."
The problem with that last statement is that the
hearing officer recommended the bridge NOT be
built as proposed. And the DOT final decision was
NOT to build the bridge.
Oops, said Levin. He will ask for a rehearing.
"I think the judges missed the boat on this one,"
Levin said. He said his main point behind the appeal
was to have the judges order DOT to include the
findings of fact within the final DOT order some-
thing the judges ignored but when they flipped
the final order to give the impression that the bridge


should be replaced, "They blew it."
Another key part of the appeals process is a new
state law that would allow Levin to collect attorney
fees from the DOT or the DEP if the appellate court
rules in his favor. Despite bake sales, garage sales
and an. _'c- -.i. fundraising drive, SAM still owes
Levin a lot of money for his successful legal effort
to block construction of the high, fixed-span replace-
ment bridge.


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Fishing report .............................................. 23
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Crossword puzzle....................................... 32


THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND


JUNE 23, 1999







VI PAGE 2 n JUNE 23, 1999 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Howard donates sculptures to Holmes Beach


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Linda Howard wants people to see energy in the
surface patterns of her work. Then she hopes they look
a little deeper.
Her aluminum sculptures combine energy and
symmetry, backlit by surfaces she grinds to a gleam.
Howard's two works "Star Swirl" and "Star Center"
prove this out.
Now Holmes Beach will get a chance to shine like
a star with Howard's pieces taking the forefront.
Renowned and awarded a large number of public
and private commissions for installations, Howard has
donated two works to the city. She has the blessing of
Mayor Carol Whitmore, who has yet to bring the do-
nation to the city commission.
Howard hopes to see one displayed at the site of
old city hall and the other at the entrance to Key
Royale.
They'll be difficult to miss wherever they are
placed. "Star Center" destined for the space occu-
pied by old city hall is 24 feet wide, 8 1/2 feet tall
and 12 feet deep.
"Star Swirl" is half the size of "Star Center.'"
The donated pieces were created for Howard's
one-woman show, "Sculpture as Light and Energy," at
Fort Lauderdale's Museum of Art in 1993.
Museum curator Laurence Pamer wrote "when
exposed to the sun's rays, their shimmering surfaces
reflect light and often seem to dematerialize into en-
ergy.
"At the same time," he added, "the large size of
the elegant forms, as well as the shadows they cast,
reinforce the physical existence of the works."
Howard knows about intense light along the
Gulf Coast.
Her parents first came to Anna Maria Island in the
mid-1930s after reading in a Chicago paper about the
superior art in the Sarasota area, much of it imported
by circus magnate John Ringling.
Driving from their home in Evanston, Ill., in one
of the first travel trailers, Lois and Doris Needler
lived at Gulf Trailer Park, now Sandpiper Mobile
Home Park.
They would later be some of the first buyers in Key
Royale where Howard lived until recently with her
daughter Bonnie Murray and two grandchildren,
Nicole and Heather Murray.
In explaining her works, Howard said they are an
amalgam of life experiences and interests from Zen to
physics.
"Most of my pieces are meditational. They're
uplifting and inspirational. I try to create meditative
space," Howard said. "My whole body of work is a
chronological outlook on my life. There were times
in my life I was more interested in math, times I was
more interested in physics or more interested in phi-
losophy and the names come from what I'm inter-


ested in at the moment.
"Most of my work has a sense of physical reality
- physical, three-dimensional space and the comple-
ment of ourselves, the spiritual energy we possess.
"I try to bridge from the physical reality to the ethe-
real or mystical or spiritual being. My work has been
written about as uplifting or joyful. There is an energy
in the surface patterns of my work. I wanted a balance
between the physical three dimension and the mystical.
That's why I went to grinding, an effort to give my
pieces a sense of that energy."
Howard has been creating big pieces for art in pub-
lic places since 1972
During her prolific career Howard's sculptures
have found homes at the 1980 Winter Olympics in
Lake Placid, N.Y., in front of the library at Sarasota's
New College, sculptures for every major university in
Florida, one for the University of Alaska-Fairbanks, the


Grand opening week
Amanda Carter helps Publix of Holmes Beach first-ever customer Joyce Karp and her son Nathan Hickerson
check out during the store's first day of business on Thursday, June 17. Karp spent $5.38 on some fresh
cherries and Nathan's summer camp lunch. Approximately 60 people were waiting in line for the 8 a.m.
opening. Publix Regional Director David Bridges couldn't hold them back and opened the doors at 7:49 a.m.
By 8:15 the parking lot was nearly full and remained so all week. Islander Photo: David Futch


"Star Cen-
ter" may be
destined for
Holmes
Beach City
Hall. The
sculpture is
24 feet wide.
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"Star
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Milwaukee Art Center, Ohio State University, Navy
Pier in Chicago, Central Park in New York City, the
Chicago Art Institute, the Museum of Modern Art and
on and on.
She knew Holmes Beach was looking for sculpture
for new city hall but didn't have the money and decided
this was her way of giving back to "the city that has
been like home to me. I've been coming here since I
was two."
Most of Howard's pieces sell for between $20,000
and $100,000.
She said she's had great luck in her career. Luck,
however, can sustain an artist for only so long.
"It takes more than just good art. You can be a
good artist and never sell a thing. People wouldn't buy
my pieces unless I had a reputation and the body of
work with art in public places. I had to market myself.
I've done the work and I want it out in public."
Howard started as a painter and as she went along
her canvas work became more three-dimensional, more
like sculptures.
"I prefer symmetry. Our bodies and most things in
nature are symmetrical. Even shells such as the
bivalves. It's my desire for a sense of order, probably.
"I was studying Zen in New York City in the early
60s as were many of the poets at that time like
Ginsburg and Watts."
Howard returned to Anna Maria Island in 1986
from New York City because she remembered it as an
early childhood study in light.
"The beaches and shells. I studied full-spectrum
light. I needed to get back to this source. I felt Florida
and the white beaches and the light were important to
my work. I came here for the light. My work is not
about the dark side of life. It's about the light."
Howard feels art in public places is important, not
just for aesthetics but for inspiration.
"I want more spiritual environments. We don't
have enough inspirational environments for people. We
don't have enough inspiration in our day-to-day life
that makes us say 'Wow.' Those of us at the beach get
sunsets that make us say 'Wow' but most people don't
get that. People don't often go out of their way to go
to a museum. Art in public places is one way to bring
art to people."
And what about her favorite piece?
"I don't have a favorite piece. Whatever is the new-
est piece is my favorite. It's what I am and think at the
moment."






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JUNE 23, 1999 0 PAGE 3 IE


Privateers plan parade, festival


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
The first two-day Privateers Fourth of July celebra-
tion will be Island-long, Bridge Street-concentrated and
facing one deadline already.
The limit for obtaining space for a booth on Bridge
Street is Friday, June 25, said Mitch Stewart, vice presi-
dent of the Anna Maria Island Privateers. The vendor
spaces will showcase local arts and crafts, nonprofit orga-
nizations, merchants and food and beverages, he said.
Also needed as soon as possible are completed appli-
cation forms for participation in the opening event, the big
parade on Saturday, July 3. The parade is free and any unit
can enter, he said, but Privateers need the application form
in hand to cover liability.
To sign up for either main event, he said, interested
persons may get in touch with him at 748-2143, President
Rick Maddox at 794-2599 or Past President John Swager

Trashing the
copshop
Jeff Nester prepares to
knock down the last wall
of the old Holmes Beach
Police Station. It took
Nester of Cross Environ-
mental Services, Coral
Springs, less than three
hours to topple the
building. In the back-
ground under the arm of -
Nester's backhoe is new
city hall. Old city hall is .
scheduled to come down
Wednesday or Thursday,
June 23 or 24, according
to CES's Chuck Gray, at
a total cost of $25,000.
Razing and hauling off
rubble is expected to take
a week, Gray said. ,'
Islander Photo.
David Futch


at 778-1238.
The nonprofit organization has sponsored Indepen-
dence Day parades for many years, but this is the first year
for a two-day celebration with historic Bridge Street as its
focus, said Stewart.
All floats and parade units must be staged by 9:30
a.m. at Bayfront Park, Anna Maria City, with the parade
heading south at 10 a.m. It will go through all three Island
cities and end up at Coquina Beach at the south end of the
Island.
The Bridge Street celebration will run from 10 a.m.
to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 3, and noon to 8 p.m. on the
Fourth. Live music will be featured both days.
Proceeds from the event will go to the Privateers fund
for scholarships, community centers and other causes
devoted to young people, said Stewart. The Privateer-
sponsored Snooks Adams Day last Saturday, for example,
attracted 400 happy youngsters, he said.


Anna Maria City
6/23, 7:30 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
778-0781.
Bradenton Beach
6/24, 8:45 a.m., special commission meeting for
special event at the Beach House
6/24, 9 a.m., Commission work session
on budget
6/30, 6:30 p.m., Commission work session
on library
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.
Holmes Beach
6/25, 9 a.m., Code Enforcement Board
6/29, 7 p.m., Commission meeting
followed by work session
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.
Of Interest
6/28, 9:30 a.m., Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan
Planning Organization, Sudakoff Hall,
USF campus, Sarasota.
6/30, 1:30 p.m., Manatee County Joint Sales
Tax Force meeting with city representatives,
Room 203, Manatee County School
Administration Building, 215 Manatee Ave. W.,
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Anna Maria
June 23, 7:30 p.m.', city commission meeting.
Agenda: request for home occupational license, his-
torical society request for storage shed, Islandwide
post-disaster redevelopment plan resolution, trans-
portation enhancement project agreement discus-
sion, budget discussion, clerk salary discussion, con-
sent agenda, reports on holiday garbage collection,
evacuation tag discussion, satellite telephone discus-
sion and public comment.


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I[] PAGE 4 0 JUNE 23, 1999 E THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

Commission locks out residential rental rules


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
As quickly as a tourist unpacking swimwear for a
trip to the beach, Holmes Beach city commissioners
last week dumped the city's proposed residential rental
restrictions.
The ordinances in their many incarnations have
created controversy among residents, rental agents and
city commissioners for the past six years. Two particu-
lar ordinances have been considered by commissioners
for more than a year.
One ordinance limited residential rentals to 30 days
in the R-1 and R-3 districts and to 14 days in the R-2
district. According to existing ordinances, seven-day
rentals are permitted in the R-4 district and 30-day rent-
als are permitted in the R-1AA district.
The property could be rented only once during the
designated rental period with a rental of any duration
within the limit for that district. The ordinance would
make renting in a residential district a permitted accessory
use and included grandfather status and mandatory regis-
tration of non-conformities with a specific cut-off date.
A second ordinance, suggested by Chairman Roger
Lutz, would have prohibited the renting of any property
east of Gulf Drive in the R-1AA and R-l zoning dis-
tricts for any period that is less than 30 days and not
more than three times a year.


Parking at a premium
Beachgoers who for many years
parked on this private property at
the corner of 33rd Street and Gulf
Drive in Holmes Beach will have to
find a new parking spot. Five
residential units, Sunset Cove -
condominiums, are currently under .
construction there. Parallel parking -.,
will still be available along the
beach access at the 33rd Street end. -
Islander Photo: Bonner Futch


These are approximate descriptions of the
city's residential districts:
R-l The area east of Marina Drive from
65th Street to the city line, 56th through 59th
Streets east of Flotilla Drive, a portion of the
Gulffront area west of Gulf Drive from 81st Street
to the Anna Maria city limit, the southern end of
Key Royale, the area east of Sunrise Lane, the
Gulffront area from 52nd Street to the public beach
and west of East Bay Drive from Sunbow Bay/
Sandy Pointe to the Bradenton Beach city limit.
R-2 the area between Marina and Gulf


During recent months commissioners have debated
on whether to bring the ordinances to a vote. At least
three commissioners have expressed disapproval of the
ordinances.
"We discussed the ordinances at our last meeting
and it became apparent to me that if they came to a
vote, it would be four to one against both ordinances,"
Lutz explained. "We planned to advertise the ordi-
nances for a public hearing and have a formal vote, but
they would have to be noticed separately and would
cost $1,000 each," he said.


Drives from 54th Street to the Anna Maria city
limit, the area on both sides of Gulf Drive from
52nd Street to the public beach.
R-3 the area east of Flotilla Drive from
60th Street to 63rd Street and the area east of Gulf
Drive and East Bay Drive from 44th Street to Sun-
bow Bay/Sandy Pointe.
R-4 the area west of Gulf and East Bay
Drives from Manatee Avenue to the Bradenton
Beach city limit and the area north of Manatee
Avenue to 42nd Street.
R-1AA most of Key Royale.


Lutz said he saw no reason to spend $2,000 to ad-
vertise public hearings if the ordinances are doomed
from the beginning. In a poll of commissioners, the
other four said to let the ordinances die.
Commissioner Rich Bohnenberger said rental re-
strictions were first passed for R-1AA when Key
Royale residents requested them in 1991.
"The city soon found itself in a legal battle and
after spending approximately $25,000, the city looked
for ways out of the situation," Bohnenberger said. "To
deal with it, the city passed the R-4 overlay, legalizing
previously illegal rental operations and liberalizing the
zoning code in the R-4 district."
Bohnenberger noted that rental restrictions in R-
1AA were requested by Key Royale residents, but the
city was still sued. He said he recently checked with
city employees and they have received no complaints
about residential rentals.
"The number of short-term rental licenses has de-
clined and census figures indicate an increasing num-
ber of permanent residents, which leads me to conclude
the residential quality of our city is improving,"
Bohnenberger noted.
"Since previously requested restrictions resulted in
litigation, I fully expect the proposed restrictions, if
enacted, will experience the same results,"
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JUNE 23, 1999 0 PAGE 5 ft[


Island may glow for sea turtles


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Anna Maria Island's glow in the sky may not rival
New York City's, but it may be enough to make sea
turtles goofy.
Some mother turtles have been acting very oddly
in the past week or so, one old lady waddling up and
down the beach on Egmont Key and another tramping
around the parking lot at Coquina Beach.
Suzi Fox, who holds the state permit for turtle pro-
tection on the Island, suspects an the inland glow of
lights far from the beach may be at fault, but she can't
be sure yet. She plans to cruise offshore late some night
and check out the glow.
The sea turtles are geared to head from dark beaches
to the lighter shade of the sea, when they're finished fill-
ing a nest with eggs or just emerging from those eggs.
Lights inshore frequently lure them to their death.
At Egmont Key, Betsy Baker said she had tracked
a large loggerhead turtle that had struggled along the
beach parallel to the water before finally locating the
proper place and lumbering back into the Gulf of
Mexico.
She suspects Anna Maria's glow, not beach lights.
Residents and businesses are being turtle-friendly this
season, turning out or shielding lights that would be
visible form the beach, she said.
There are 15 nests so far on Egmont, she said, more
than last year but far from the score years ago -
"there's been a lot of erosion and Egmont isn't a really
good nesting place any more." Turtles return as adults
to the beaches where they were hatched.
That's evidently what happened to a large mother
loggerhead at Coquina last week. She made "a fine
nest," said Fox, but ended up in the parking lot and
crawled perhaps 1,000 yards.
Fox and Bradenton Beach police tried to wave her
off toward the water, but finally had to lift her and
physically reverse her course. As she headed down the
beach, Fox glimpsed a tag on the turtle's flipper.
"That's the first tagged turtle I've ever seen here,
and we had to see what it said," Fox said. "The police
tried to stop her so I could get a look, but she just kept


on going right into him. She was not happy with us and
I was afraid she'd bite.
"I did get a quick look at the tag, and found out
later it had been put on the turtle on Casey Key in 1995
by Jerris," Jerris Foote being the turtle expert for Mote
Marine Laboratory and Sarasota County."
The turtle made a "false crawl," a fruitless effort to
nest, on Casey Key and finally came back to Coquina.
Fox and her Turtle Watch volunteers have counted


95 nests so far on Anna Maria Island, and are having
trouble with people who insist on interfering with
caged nests. Even touching a cage is illegal and subject
to heavy penalties, she pointed out, for "those people
can't do anything but harm" to turtles.
As for an Anna Maria glow distracting turtles on
Egmont Key, "that is very unacceptable" if it is indeed
happening. She won't know what to do about it,
though, unless and until she finds it is affecting turtles.


Budget talks start in Anna Maria


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria city commissioners are taking a closer
look into their coffers, meeting to plan a budget for fis-
cal year 1999-00.
The current budget of $1,295,185 runs out Sept. 30.
Mayor Chuck Shumard said the city's in good shape.
The first step in the budget process is to compare the
current year's revenues and expenditures with next year's
expected costs.Last year, the millage rate was raised to 2.0,
up from 1.70 the previous year. A mill is $1 for every
$1,000 of assessed property, less homestead exemption,
if applicable. It resulted in a 30 percent increase in ad va-
lorem taxes to residents.
It's still to early to tell whether property taxes will be
raised again this year, though commission members ex-
pressed doubts of that occurring.
Foreshadowing the budget review was a realization
that a large "chunk of change" will be needed next year.
In September, the commission applied for a federal match-
ing-funds grant to restore the city pier. The commission
needs to earmark $100,000 for pier renovation.
This could be partly offset on the revenue side by an
increase in city pier rent due to a new lease. Rental income,
currently at $28,500 per year, is expected to be at least
$70,000 next year. Of that amount, a portion will need to
be set aside for maintenance.
On the expense side, $15,600 is available because the
commission decided not to replace a public works em-
ployee'who quit.


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$62,000, may be erased from the current budget and ap-
plied elsewhere. Public Works Director Phil Charnock
said he would give up his building if the money would be
better spent on pier restoration.
The city is looking at another way to gather money for
the pier project: It's considering combining two city pier
accounts. The pier maintenance account balance is cur-
rently $38,075.43 and the pier escrow account has a total
of $6,484.88. City Clerk Laura Vogel was instructed by
the commission to check into whether the city can access
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'Very unacceptable' lights
Suzi Fox is right: If the glow of Anna Maria Island
at night is leading Egmont Key's turtles astray, it is
"very unacceptable."
Fox's Egmont counterpart as chief sea turtle protec-
tor for her island, Betsy Baker, last week tracked a mother
turtle far down the beach after it finished nesting.
Normally the big turtles head back to sea exhausted
after depositing 100 or so eggs in the incubating sand
of the beach. Ages-old instinct attracts them back to the
sparkle on the water, which long ago was lighter than
on shore. Upland lights can mislead them fatally.
Worse yet, their offspring are similarly attracted when
they hatch, and the mortality rate of the endangered
species is dismayingly high.
Anna Maria Island residents and businesses have
become very turtle-friendly, Fox says, shielding lights or
turning them off if they're visible from the beach. And of
course Egmont, isolated and with only Baker and her
ranger husband Robert as permanent residents, has no
light problem. Except, perhaps, for Anna Maria's lights.
Of course Anna Maria wants no part of being big
enough and "civilized" enough to generate metropoli-
tan problems, even in its lighting. But evidently it
doesn't take really strong lights to reflect off a subtropi-
cal sky and attract turtles.
If our night glow does indeed draw turtles to peril,
it poses a different problem from the direct lights of
beachside residences and businesses. It likely would
mean somehow reducing the illumination of streets,
parking lots and the like. That lighting which is neces-
sary for the safety and welfare of Island folks.
There may be a solution in the offing, though its
proof may not come for this hatching season. Florida
Power & Light has installed some specially engineered
amber lights in Bradenton Beach in an experiment be-
ing watched closely by government regulators and
those interested in turtle welfare. The hope is that these
lights will shed enough illumination to let people go
about their business without attracting turtles.
Their efficacy won't be known until some nests
near the lights hatch and turtle watchers can observe
whether amber lights are attractive to'the little ones. If
it works, terrific.
But the first hatchlings are still some time away.
And if the lights prove themselves, it will be awhile
before others are replaced on the Island.
Meanwhile, the glow goes on and if this is
what's attracting Egmont turtles and causing confusion
among Anna Maria turtles it may become necessary
for Islanders of public and private sectors to tone down
safety lighting until turtle nesting ends in October.
We need light for public safety, but we need a little
help for Mother Nature too.


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That'll teach us, or somebody
Who are these people?
The rich are the ruthless, the poor are the power-
less. What has happened to this Island?
Greed and ignorance. Shame on you!
Rosemary E. Fleck, Anna Maria

What is the Island coming to?
In the beginning there was this small, pleasant bar-
rier island. In its relatively short life it has survived
storms, floods, annoying bugs, tourists, real estate sales
people and to a degree, overcrowding. Now it faces its
greatest challenge, the silly behavior of its elected of-
ficials.
In Anna Maria we have a mayor who has annoyed
almost everybody. In Holmes Beach we have an ad-
ministration which failed to supervise the building of
its rather extravagant city hall and which has made a
settlement with the builder which is sure to cost them
(us) more money in the future. And, in Bradenton
Beach, we have altercations between the mayor and the
police department.
This island is becoming a microcosm of whal goes
on in Washington, D.C. I think it's about time ior these
folks to grow up and to begin acting in a responsible
fashion or enter a group therapy program towards
which 1 will happily donate my lair share.
James Gilrov, Holnes Beach


Keeping that icky public out
We are very upset about the mayor's and commis-
sioners' plan to close Gladiolus Street to public park-
ing in Anna Maria.
The mentality of Anna Maria seems to follow
along the lines of Longboat Key do whatever it takes
to keep that icky thing called "the public" out. If this
keeps up, soon there will be no public parking at all at
the north end of our Island.
Hey, guys! We are all paying taxes for beach
renourishment. What you want is to have your cake
and eat it. You want to use the public's money Ifor
renourishment and have restrictions in place to keep
the very people who paid for the project away. This
is wrong.


If you are allowed to continue downsizing public
parking in Anna Maria City, what's next? A gate? A
guard? A password?
Larry and Barbara Lacina, Holmes Beach


Security in trauma
draws gratitude
There are some amazing things happening on
our Sun Coast, and recently I was fortunate enough
to enjoy the fruits of the many people's brilliant la-
h il.
When stricken with chest pains I went to the
HCA Blake Hospital emergency room. The follow-
ing two days of angioplasty and insertion of stents
in my arteries by the "dream team" from the Batey
Cardiovascular Center made me realize that the old
adage of going back north to have anything serious
done, is history.
The level of compassion, friendliness and exper-
tiec is unbelievable. I really felt that these warm,
caring health professionals were friends who had
gatlhered around me, just to help in my time of dire
ineed. Never in my life have I felt more secure.
The loving and caring nurses at HCA Blake are
an excellent complement to the fine and extremely
talented phli\sicians. I am also grateful to my GP, Dr.
Roger Gordon. for all the years of caring. Drs. Tami,
('alabria. Saef and all the rest of my friends, you are
true artists.
The combination of efforts has given me the
time to accomplish new goals and objectives.
Thank to all, and may God give you always what
you need.
Bob McGrath, Holmes Beach


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Yup. Get rid of Geraldson's vegetable stand and
put in a golf course and some more housing.
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THOSE WERE THE DAYS
Part 4, A Soldier's Story
by June Alder


View of busy F Street and the U.S. Capitol about the time Clair Jones was
stationed in Washington in 1917.


JONES VS. JONES


Private Clair Jones of Anna Maria
arrived at Washington, D.C., in mid-Oc-
tober 1917, having survived five excru-
ciating months of drilling under the hot
Georgia sun.
About the same time a fellow from
upstate New York, who had joined the
army in Syracuse only two weeks be-
fore, got off the train at "Washington
barracks" with 199 other greenhorns.
Austin was assigned to Company E of
the Sixth Engineers. This was Clair
Jones's company.
Jones was 37, no doubt somewhat
older than Will Austin and probably the
senior enlisted man in his outfit.
The veteran and the greenhorn hit it
off immediately.
Austin began to
keep a diary that cov- 'One day w
ered the entire military being double
careers of Austin and around the d
Jones. It was all writ- of the boys ,
ten down faithfully on drop out. St. (
the lined pages of a to me, 'I will
black-covered note- let any damn
book that Austin ed- ever lived getI
ited after the war. I'll beat hi
In one of his first
entries Will Austin described his first
meeting with Jones:
"It was at this time I met Arthur St.
Clair Jones, who later became my most
intimate friend in the AEF. His position
was No. 1 front-ranks at the right of the
company, and mine was No. 2; so we
were together during drill hour."
Austin and Jones got to know one
another well in the month before sailing
across the Atlantic to end "the war to
end all wars."
It appears that at first Will Austin
was in awe of his mentor. Clair Jones
had fought in the Spanish-American
War, had been educated by the Jesuits
(his sea captain/lawyer father saw to
that) and became master of this own
schooner operating out of Tampa Bay
while he was in his 20s. He was a lover
of art and literature and a talented
painter. Somewhat of a poet and wit to
boot.
Of Austin's background we know
nothing. Except that he was observant,
compassionate, a hard-worker and could
express his thoughts well on paper.
One thing Austin and Jones had in
common: They both were good athletes,
as this diary entry shows:
"One day while we were being
double-timed twice around the drill field
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Jones] many of the boys were forced to
drop out. St. Clair remarked to me, 'I
will make it. I'll not let any damned
Jones that ever lived get the start of me.
I'll beat him or bust.'"
"We finished neck-and-neck with
him and were still going strong," Aus-
tin gloated
The incident increased Clair's
popularity with the younger members
of Company E but did not sit well
with Captain Jones, a "90-day wonder"
who was disliked by his men. Their
strained relations with the captain
would lead to a near mutiny in France
months later.
A highlight of the
weeks spent at the
le we were nation's capital was a
imed twice day of field maneuvers
Field many for the top political and
e forced to military brass. Among
rir remarked the VIPs was President
ke it. I'll not Woodrow Wilson's
SJones that Secretary of War,
e start of me. Newton D. Baker.
or bust." Baker was accompa-
nied by his wife who
apparently thought it would be a treat
for "the boys" to put on a little show for
them.
"Mrs. Baker sang several patriotic
selections," Austin recorded respect-
fully, "and then asked the boys to sing
for her. They, not having received any
pay for two months, replied by singing
that most touching ballad, 'When Will
Pay Day Come?' to the tune of 'I've
Been Working on the Railroad.' The
following being the chorus:
"It's all we do is sign the payroll,
"All we do is sign the payroll,
"All we do is sign the payroll,
"But we don't get one d - -
cent.
"Mrs. Baker was so amused and
impressed with the song that she in-
formed her husband of the incident,
and within 24 hours we received our
pay."
On Nov. 17 it happened to be
Clair's 38th birthday a notice went
up on the bulletin board giving instruc-
tions for getting overseas packs ready.
Finally, on Dec. 2 to the music of
"Over There" the Sixth Engineers
marched off to war.
Next: Goodbye
Washington, hello
Hoboken


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Brett Pollock named deputy fire chief of merging districts


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
With his close ties to the Island, Brett Pollock feels
right at home as the new deputy chief of operations of the
merging Anna Maria and West Side Fire Districts.
Pollock, who lived his first few years on the Island
before his family moved to Bradenton, is the nephew
of the late Ernie Cagnina, Anna Maria's beloved, long-
time mayor.
"My family and heritage are on the Island," Pol-
lock said. "Family members still have homes here and
I visit often."
Pollock previously served as a battalion chief for
the two districts from Station 4, 407 67th St.,
Bradenton. His appointment was confirmed at a joint
meeting of the two fire commissions June 17 and took
effect June 21.
A 1979 graduate of Manatee High School, Pollock
began as a volunteer for the West Side Fire District in
1980. At the same time, he was studying business at
Manatee Community College and attending Manatee
VoTec's emergency medical technician program.
"We were running so many medical calls that I
wanted to learn more about the medical field," he ex-
plained about his desire to become an EMT. "I liked
being a volunteer, but I never thought I would make it
a career."
After getting his AA at MCC and his EMT creden-
tials, Pollock took a leave of absence from volunteer
firefighting and attended Florida State University in
Tallahassee. In 1983, he graduated with a degree in real
estate and came back to Manatee County to join the
family's real estate business.
"That'wasn't what I really wanted to do, and my
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Anna Maria doesn't care what you do south of border


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria's sheriff's detachment is aggressive
with issuing parking tickets and its building depart-
ment is equally aggressive in ensuring building per-
mits are obtained.
Homeowners and contractors making changes or
improvements to residential properties are required
to pull permits for the installation of such items as
carpet, vinyl flooring, drywall and kitchen cabinets.
Rick Gomes is questioning a stopwork order for
lack of a permit to install vinyl flooring at an Anna
Maria home.
Gomes owns Floors R Us in Holmes Beach and
is a resident of Anna Maria.
Charnock, Anna Maria's building official and
public works director, said he was on his way to
do an inspection, when he saw plywood being
carried from a truck into the home at 810 Gladi-
olus Street.
He stopped to investigate and found that a vinyl
floor was in the process of being laid without a per-
mit.
Gomes said Charnock told him he would issue a
stop work order for the job unless Gomes obtained
the proper permit from the city.
Charnock said he waived the $200 fine after
Gomes' subcontractor, Tom Bucci, obtained a per-
mit. According to the permit, Bucci put the value of
work at $8,000 for 1,215 square feet.
"I have been in business 21 years and never
needed a permit before this incident," Gomes said,
adding Holmes Beach doesn't require a permit for
flooring.
Charnock said that according to Federal Emer-
gency Management Agency's guidelines on flood
control, wood sheeting must be installed over an
existing unfinished floor or on top of raw plywood,
he said.
Apparently, Gomes is unaware of the regulation,
he said.
FEMA underwrites flood insurance. The agency


tracks home improvements in order to reduce the
amount of damage to property after a storm and to
lessen the amount paid for claims.
Gomes said he's with the understanding FEMA
has relaxed some of its requirements. He's referring
to a Florida law signed by Gov. Jeb Bush that modi-
fied the "50 percent rule" as it pertains to reconstruc-
tion of houses in high-hazard areas such as Anna
Maria Island.
When Gomes questioned Charnock's authority,
Charnock showed him paperwork from FEMA.
Charnock acknowledged codes aren't enforced
uniformly.
Gomes said it is a recommendation, but it
doesn't mean the city has to follow it.
Charnock said it's law.
Because Anna Maria is a coastal zone, its build-
ing department adopts Standard Building Code
Regulations in conjunction with existing directives
from FEMA.
According to the city's ordinance on building
regulation, "Any person who commences any work
on a building, structure, or electrical, gas, mechani-
cal or plumbing system before obtaining the neces-
sary permits shall be subject to a penalty of $200 in
addition to the required permit fees."
However, another section reads "New construc-
tion, or substantial improvement of existing con-
struction, within the coastal building zone in the city
shall meet the requirements of this ordinance."
But it brings up the question of what is deemed
"necessary" permits and what is considered "sub-
stantial" or non-structural improvements.
Are carpeting, flooring, kitchen cabinets and
drywall exempt from a permit?
According to Roger Titus, Bradenton Beach
building official, usually everything in the interior is
excluded from FEMA regulations.
In Bradenton Beach a permit isn't required if a
person is doing work valued at less than $1,000, he
said.
According to Charnock, there isn't a minimum


dollar amount set for work requiring a permit.
Enforcement of codes is dependent on the scope
of work performed, he said.
Licensed contractors have their hands full with
keeping up with differences and changes in building
and zoning regulations in each city and county.
The difficulty of obtaining a permit is alluded to
by a sign hanging in Charnock's office that states,
"Welfare should be as hard to get as a building per-
mit."
Other contractors, residential and commercial,
have complained about hardships experienced when
dealing with Charnock and his slow response time in
conducting inspections.
In a letter to Anna Maria city officials on March
26, contractor Joseph Kennedy wrote, "A person,
contractor or other, should feel that a public official
is there to help and expedite one's goals or concerns,
yet I enter [Charnock's] department with a notion of
dread as to what he can say or do to make matters
worse, take longer, cost more and create conflict. It
there something wrong here?"
A letter sent to the city dated April 22, Attorney
David Wilcox representing Bayview Plaza interests
states Charnock's "requests are far outside of indus-
try norms."
Wilcox's letter addresses a list of items
Charnock said needed to be done before he could do
inspections.
According to Wilcox, the job was put behind a
week and delays cost Toomey and his contractor
"tens of thousands of dollars."
It goes on to state, "Virtually all of the informa-
tion you requested in your letter could have and
probably should have been requested, if at all, in the
permitting stage of the project."
Charnock said the city was recently recognized
by FEMA as an outstanding city because it properly
carries out and enforces government guidelines.
On a scale from one to 10, the city was classified
as a level eight and residents qualify for a 10 percent
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Films about alligators and the Corkscrew Swamp
will be featured by the Anna Maria Island Historical
Society Saturday, June 26, starting at 11 a.m.
The free films will be shown at the Island Histori-
cal Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
The American alligator has made a remarkable
recovery from its once-endangered status, and the film
explores the myths and mystique of gators.
The Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary was established
in Southwest Florida earlier this century. It is the only
untouched cypress swamp in North America.
For more information, call 778-0492.

Chamber as marketer
is key topic
How. to use the Longboat Key Chamber of Com-
merce effectively as a marketing tool will be outlined
at the chamber's "new member breakfast" Wednesday,
June 30.
The event will be at 8 a.m. at the chamber office,
6854 Gulf of Mexico Drive. Chairman Jo Ann

Business card event,
reception at 5
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
will host a business card exchange and reception from
5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 23, at the Aquarius Beach
Resort, 105 39th St., Holmes Beach. Details may be
obtained at 778-1541.

Local student honored
Timothy Smith, son of James and Nancy Baldwin
of Holmes Beach, was honored at an awards convoca-
tion at Westminster Choir College of Rider University,
Princeton, N.J. Smith, a junior, was awarded the Eric
Routley scholarship.


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Long and short of it
Nicki Notaras of Anna Maria and young Christian
Hampton are dwarfed by the Egmont Key lighthouse,
which they visited just before several other decaying
buildings there were demolished. The first lighthouse
was built in 1847, rebuilt after storms damaged it.
The still-active one was built in 1858 and its light is
visible for 22 miles. Egmont photos and information
are available at the Anna Maria Island Historical
Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City. Islander
Photo Courtesy: Carolyne Norwood.


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Amelia Escalante Gonzalez
Amelia Escalante Gonzalez, 93, of Holmes Beach,
an Islander for more than 80 years, died June 15.
From 1967 until her death she lived in the Gulf-
front house her architect husband built for them in
1967. A memorial service is scheduled there (102
46th St., Holmes Beach) at 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 29.
Born in 1906, she first came to Anna Maria Is-
land at age 10 when her cigar magnate father estab-
lished a summer home on his "paradise island"
across from what is now Duffy's Tavern. He com-
muted on weekends by launch to his Escalante Co.
factory in Ybor City.
Ms. Gonzalez was a successful author of
children's books, which her late husband illustrated,
and recently they have been reissued. She was a pil-
lar of the Tampa Civic Ballet, the Latin American
Fiesta and the Centro Espafiol. On the Island, she re-
mained active in the Anna Maria Island Women's
Club until her last days.
Her only child, Carmen Alonso of Atlanta, died
last year. Surviving are her sister, Julia Cigarran of
Sarasota, and several in-laws who remained close to
her, said son-in-law Dr. Kenneth Alonso.


The Grimaldis
Former Anna Maria Island residents "The
Grimaldis," longtime stage performers, died together in
a car crash outside Orlando.
John "Ken" Austin was 87 and Audrey "Vesta"
Austin was 81. They were towing their summer-home
Airstream camper when their pickup was hit head on
by another, and they died instantly, said the Florida
Highway Patrol.
They were world travelers who had performed
for Ed Sullivan, Eleanor Roosevelt and many others
with variety acts musical and comedy numbers
that included their trained poodle, which survived
the accident.


Born in England, they came to the U.S. in 1955 and
continued to perform around the world. After leaving
Anna Maria they lived in Bradenton in winter and trav-
eled with their trailer in the summer. They were sched-
uled to get American citizenship this month.
Surviving is a great-niece, Jeannette Smith of San
Jose, Calif. Services were June 12 at Shannon Funeral
Home.

Patricia S. Jackson
Patricia S. Jackson, 72. of Anna Maria, died June
17, in Blake Medical Center.
Born in Tampa, Mrs. Jackson came to Manatee
County from Brandon in
1987. She was a Catholic
school teacher and guidance
counselor. She retired from ..
McLane Junior High
School. She was a member
of St. Bernard Catholic
Church, Holmes Beach, ..
where she was a lector, Eu- - ,.
charist minister to the sick -.- .
and a member of the Ladies
Guild.Patricia Jackson
Guild.
Service was held at St.
Bernard Catholic Church. Memorial contributions
may be made to Sisters of the Holy Name Retire-
ment Fund, 1061 New Scotland Ave., Albany, NY
12208. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Island Chapel,
was in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by husband Gerald "Jerry" S.;
three daughters, Mary Pat Lavandera, of Valrico,
Ann Geiger, of Brandon and Jane F. Charles, of
Brandon; fours sons, Jerry M., of Tampa, Timothy
T., of Longwood, David S., of Valrico, and Kenneth
J., of Anna Maria; sister Betty Williams of Gulf
Port; brother Charles A. Scott of Seal Beach, Calif.;
and 12 grandchildren.
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Another park sought in Anna Maria


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
Undeveloped real estate is slim pickings in Anna
Maria, which is why the city is pursuing a grant for a par-
cel of property between Magnolia and Spring avenues on
South Bay Boulevard.
It would become the city's third park.
At a commission meeting, Mayor Chuck Shumard
announced the city has applied for a grant through the
"Florida Forever" program.
It's an extension of Preservation 2000, which has $3
billion available to preserve and limit over-development
in Florida.
Public Works Director Phil Charnock said an appli-
cation for the 3.4 acres of land has already been signed,
sealed and delivered to the grant agency.
Other property was looked at, including lots across
from the city pier, but grant requirements stipulate the land
must be undeveloped, he said.
Following the announcement, the Lardas family,
owner of the property, contacted the city to say they were
unaware of the city's plan to acquire it. They informed the
city they are asking $175,000 for the land, Charnock said.
Charnock said he had to adjust the grant application
from the $100,000 requested and is waiting to hear from
the family and the agency.
Meanwhile, property for sale across from the city pier
at North Bay Boulevard and Pine Avenue elicits much
discourse from city commissioners, but not much commit-
ment.
Robert Byme owns the property.


Commissioners and residents concur parking along
the pier could be moved across the road and a waterfront
park put in its place if Byme's property was acquired by
the city.
With the opening of the shopping center approaching
soon, an additional strain on pier parking is expected.
Commissioner George McKay checked into purchas-
ing real estate for the city in August. Two parcels of land
along Gulf Drive were considered plus Byrne's property.
McKay said members of the commission were not
receptive to purchasing the property across from the pier
because it was deemed to be too expensive.
City commissioners voted to set aside four percent of
the total budget for debt service when it voted to raise the
millage rate from 1.70 to 2.0 in July 1998. There is cur-
rently $76,656 in a trust fund earmarked for future prop-
erty purchases.
McKay acknowledges it will take many years before
the city has enough money in its piggy bank. He said an-
other option worth exploring is a referendum on the bal-
lot calling for a separate tax. McKay said he thinks resi-
dents will be receptive to the tax.
At a pier lease workshop in April, Vice Mayor Rob-
ert McElheny suggested the city put aside a portion of the
pier rent.
A new pier lease will take effect in October and
should yield the city at least $75,000 per year in payments
as compared to the $28,500 it will get this year.
McKay said the city will pursue alternate parking ar-
eas, such as working something out for shared parking
with Roser Memorial Community Church.


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James H. Leslie, 69, of Holmes Beach, formerly of
the Twin Cities in Minnesota., died June 14 at home.
Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday,
July 10 at the Minnetonka Yacht Club. Memorial con-
tributions may be made to Lake Minnetonka Sailing
School, 3645 Laurel Drive, Deephaven, MN 55391.
Born in Minneapolis, Minn., Mr. Leslie came to
Manatee County from Twin Cities. He served in the
U.S. Naval Reserve as navigator and operations of-
ficer. He retired in 1991 as chief executive officer of
Leslie Paper, a Minneapolis-based paper distributor.
He formed and served as chairman of the Indepen-
dent Merchants Association.
He was director of Minnesota Title and Old Re-
public Corporation, F&M Bank, IDS Life Insurance
of New York and the National Paper Trade Associa-
tion. He was a delegate to the National Association
of Wholesalers.
He was president of Minnesota Environmental
Services Foundation; chairman of the Board of Dea-
cons for Wayzata Community Church; chairman of
the Board of Trustees of Northrop Collegiate School,
chairman of the Wayzata Planning Commission and
trustee of the Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts. He
was director and benefactor of the Lake Minnetonka
Sailing School.
He is survived by -his wife, Carol Van Camp; a
son, James D. Leslie, of Chanhassen, Minn.; two
daughters, Laura Self, of Piano, Texas, and Kate
Christianson, of Minneapolis; two step-children, Jeff
Studebaker, of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Claire
Studebaker, of Minneapolis; two sisters, Ruth Leslie
Bean, of Naples, and Anne Leslie McCarthy,' of
Phoenix, Ariz.; and eight grandchildren.


Angeline H. 'Angie'
McClelland
Angeline H. "Angie" McClelland, 87, of Anna
Maria, died June 15 at home.
Born in Barberton, Ohio, Mrs. McClelland was
a secretary for Goodyear Tires. She was a member
and deaconess of Roser Memorial Community
Church, Anna Maria.
A memorial service was held at Roser Memorial
Community Church June 19. Griffith-Cline Funeral
Home, Island Chapel, was in charge of arrange-
ments.
.She is survived by a daughter, Mary Alice Boyd
of Youngstown, Ohio; a son, David H., of
Bloomfield Hills, Mich.; five grandchildren; and
three great-grandchildren.


Howard O. 'Elmo' Moery
Howard O. "Elmo" Moery, 82, of Bradenton, died
June 14 in Blake Medical Center.
Born in Terre Haute, Ind., Mr. Moery came to
Manatee County from
Muncie, Ind., in 1975. He
was employed with Warner
Gear, Muncie. He was a pia- -
nist with the popular Island- A '
Dixieland band, "Sons of
the Beach." He was Catho- .
lic. He served in the U.S.
Navy during World War II. .
He was a member of the ,
Moose Lodge, Bradenton
Beach, American Legion, Elmo Moery
Bradenton, and life member
of the Musicians Union Local No. 245.
An Island remembrance event will be announced
at a later date.
National Cremation Society is in charge of ar-
rangements. Memorial contributions may be made to
Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd.,
Sarasota, FL 34238.
He is survived by son Marty, of Holmes Beach;
four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Caroline S. McGibbon
Moyer
Caroline S. McGibbon Moyer, 80, of Marion, Ind.,
formerly of Holmes Beach, died June 14 in St.
Vincent's Hospital, Indianapolis.
Born in Fairmount, W.Va., Mrs. Moyer came to
Manatee County from Marion in 1977. She was a re-
tired television color tester for RCA, and a certified
nurse's aide. She was a member of Calvary Baptist
Church, Oswego. She was a member of the American
Legion Auxiliary, Van Buren Post, the RCA Sympathy
Club and the International Brotherhood of Electrical
Workers Local No. 1160.
Service was held in Marion, Ind.
She is survived by two daughters, Cathy Ann
Hobbs, and Phyllis Graves, both of Marion; four sons,
Mike Hobbs, and David Hobbs, both of Milford, Ind.,
Charles Tony O'Neil, of Marion, and Phillip O'Neil, of
Palmetto; two stepsons, Ford McGibbon of Jonesboro,
Ind., and Michael McGibbon, of Marion; two brothers,
Robert Spencer, of Harrisburg, Pa., and Harry "Bud"
Spencer, of Florida; five sisters, Rosemary Beard and
Joan Rumple, both of Beaver Dam Lake, Ind., Louise
Crayton, of Spring Hill, June Hohman, of Auburndale,
and Betty Spencer, of Lake Placid' 19 grandchildren;
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Inserts made some residents mad, some glad


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
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Manatee County Public Works Department had some
Holmes Beach residents hoppin' mad. And, some were
glad.
Frances Curlin-Durr of Key Royale was furious
over a solid-waste holiday collection notice she found
in her bill. On June 3 she wrote MCPWD, as well as
Mayor Carol Whitmore and two Manatee County com-
missioners.
Curlin-Dur said she received her monthly bill on
June 2 and a holiday notice regarding solid-waste col-
lection was enclosed.
"It stated there would be no solid waste/recycling
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She explained that her neighbors have had garbage
by the curb since Monday, May 3, and "all of us have
had to see this for three days now, since no one was
aware of the actual date or day the garbage would be
picked up. If a notice is to go out, would it not be more
productive to put it out a month in advance for us to
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Bystander's meeting calendar on Page 3 prior to holi-
days.

On the other side of the fence
Holmes Beach canal commissioners were ecstatic
to have their questionnaire relating to canals and flood-
water drainage included in bills mailed to MCPWD's
Island customers this week. Board member Jerry Perry
said the group distributed more than 4,900 question-
naires.
Perry said commissioners had the approval and
encouragement of Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach
officials to sent the survey to their residents.
Canal commissioners spent the past 18 months
studying the feasibility of dredging city canals and the
questionnaire is part of their ongoing research, cover-
ing topics such as flooding, collapsed drains, canal
depths, collapsed and damaged seawalls and pollution
and odor in the canals.
All Island residents are urged to return the ques-
tionnaire before the end of June. The form is intended
to be a self-mailer with the return address printed on the
back. It must be taped and stamped prior to mailing.
Additional questionnaires are available at Holmes
Beach City Hall, 5812 Marina Drive, and at MCPWD,
4410 66th St. W., Bradenton.
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Players offers up unusual mixed bag for 2000


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Offering up a mixed bag of plays has been an in-
tegral part of the Island Players success over the years.
The Y2K year promises more variety than ever,
venturing from Agatha Christie's "The Unexpected
Guest" to "After Play" by Anne Meara.
"We try to offer a little something for everyone. And
we have a mixed bag of people to pull from in terms of
actors," said Peggy Faarup, Island Players board president.
"Our audiences love comedies and don't want to be taught
a lesson. We want to make sure our audience is entertained
so they come back for more."
Island Players has a play reading committee
charged with gleaning 30 to 40 plays a year. Many of
those plays are suggestions from "people who see a lot
of different plays in a lot of different places," Faarup
said.
Often the size of Island Players' stage hinders what
the group can perform.
"We try to pick things that fit our stage," she said.


The Island
Players
theater will
be home to
five perfor-
mances next
year. ..... -.


"We'd like to do a lot of plays but the stage is small.
The first criterion is to eliminate those plays we physi-
cally cannot do. We're always considering set design
and size."
Players opens its 51st season with Brian Friel's
"Dancing at Lughnasa" on Oct. 8 with auditions set for
Aug. 1.
The play revolves around life in a small Irish vil-
lage. It is a portrait of summer 1936 told through the
narrator, a 7-year-old boy who lives with his mother
and four aunts. Only one has a job leading to a paltry
existence for all living in a small house.
Uncle Jack, a priest, returns from 25 years at a
Ugandan leper colony and adds his stir to the pot.
It is time for the festival of Lughnasa, the celebra-
tion of the pagan god of the harvest.
When his sisters act in funny ways anticipating the
upcoming party, the festive air charms the child, his
memory vivid.
Agatha Christie gives us a five-star murder victim
when "The Unexpected Guest" arrives Dec. 3. Audi-


tions will be Oct. 10.
Richard Warwick is a former renowned big-game
hunter noted for his kindness. His generosity disap-
pears when he is mauled and crippled by a lion, send-
ing him into a cruel, vindictive funk.
He drinks to excess, making him more irresponsible
and repressive. Unable to hunt, he takes his frustration out
when he shoots neighbors cats from his easy chair.
Warwick is hated and everyone has a motive.
"Moon Over Buffalo" by Ken Ludwig begins its
run Jan. 28 with auditions on Dec. 5.
This comedy targets a confused, impulsive family
involved in show business. Mother and father, Char-
lotte and George, are doing repertory in Buffalo fully
expecting Frank Capra will come to see them and vault
them into the big time.
Their daughter is planning a marriage, remaining
vague as to who the suitor might be.
Grandmother manages the theater and as disputes
arise, she feigns deafness.
The comedy "Squabbles" is scheduled for March
24 through April 9 with auditions Jan. 30.
Geoffrey Todd will direct this Marshall Karp play
about nit-picking fights between in-laws. This hilarious
farce pits in-laws Abe and Mildred against each other.
There is confrontation after confrontation until the
end when there is a meeting of the minds.
Anne Meara, she of Stiller and Meara comedy
fame, gives us "After Play" on May 12. Auditions are
set for March 26.
Two late-middle-aged couples reunite after several
years in a chic New York restaurant for an after-theater
dinner only to find they've grown apart.
Small arguments and large differences of opinion
emerge on sex, the wearing of fur, matters of health and
problems with their children.
A third, younger couple arrives and bring with
them more serious problems. The four friends are
deeply affected by the ensuing row in which the waiter
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Sexagenarian grad


tells it true


On the 12th anniversary of then 65-
year-old Frank M. Almeda's valedictory
address to his classmates at commence-
ment, his comments are as valid as ever.

By Frank M. Almeda
I'd like to extend a warm welcome
to our Manatee adult graduation cer-
emony.
This is one of the greatest honors
ever bestowed upon me, being a speaker
here. I never dreamed that this could
really happen. Here I am, finally gradu-
ating at the age of 65.
Having the opportunity to work
towards a high school diploma in an
adult academic setting is one very im-
portant ingredient in our success here.
We all know too well the many de-
mands made on us by life's responsi-
bilities. We have job and family obli-
gations that must come first. For those
of us here, earning our diplomas has
sometimes been a long struggle, but it
has also been a worthy challenge and
test of our determination.
I know one thing for certain: No
matter how young or old you may be,
you can still acquire your high school
diploma with hard work and determina-
tion. I'm living proof of that.
I really had to apply myself, and
even then I didn't succeed the first time
I tried. However, I kept thinking posi-
tively and by doing so finally made my
dream come true. This happy ending is
a result of much, much hard work.
All of us have had obligations to
fulfill that took priority over our school-
ing. As for myself, I went into military
service as a teen-ager and fought for our
country in World War II. I'm a South-


west Pacific veteran, and I was with the
31st Infantry Division.
I was in three battles, one in New
Guinea, another on Mindanao in the
Philippines, and I took part in the most
bombed island in the Pacific -
Morotai. Needless to say, the kind of
life and death struggle my comrades
and I endured each day didn't leave
much time for formal schooling in our
young lives.
Yet, as I stand here, I can't believe
that 46 years have passed since I was a
dropout, or a "stopout" as 1 can now
say. But I alwayshad one goal I
wanted to achieve. I hoped that some
day, as General MacArthur said, "I
shall return." And so I have, much to
my delight.
I'm here with one thought in mind,
and that's to receive a hard-earned re-
ward, my high school diploma. I feel
great about this achievement. Even
though you've heard my personal
story, I know that many graduates have
equally fascinating stories about the
winding roads that brought them to
their destinies here. I applaud all of
you, or I should say all of us, for suc-
ceeding in achieving this important
goal graduation.
One thing I have to say to the
young: Don't be a dropout. An educa-
tion isn't something you can buy -
you have to earn it.
(Editor's Note:Ahneda, 77, long-
time Anna Maria City resident,
dropped out of high school to join the
Army in World WIai- II. He nmade his
children get an education and then got
his own diploma through the General
Education Development process.)


Cortez gets grant


for production of video


on commercial fishing
By Jim Hanson fishing rancho where DeSoto Park is
Islander Correspondent now, a self-contained plantation with
Work will begin soon on a sweep- 30 to 40 Latin and Indian workers.
ing video history of commercial fish- He refused to let his Latins be de-
ing on the Gulf coast, with a $5,000 ported to Oklahoma during the Span-
grant already awarded and its local ish-American War in 1898 and the
match arranged. U.S. army burned him out, so he
The grant is being made by the Na- moved his operations to Mullet Key.
tional Maritime Alliance to the Cortez Vil- She noted that her ancestor, Wil-
lage Historical Society. said Dr. Mary liam Fulford. "Cap'n Billy," was the


Fulford Green. member of a pioneer fam-
ily and a longtime village activist.
It is the only such grant being
made in Florida, she said. The society
will use it to produce "The History of
Commercial Fishing on the Suncoast."
It requires matching cash or "in
kind" funds of $5,000. The "in kind"
funding will take the form of work by
Green, who will organize everything,
and Cortez artist/photographer Linda
Molto, who will handle the pictorial
part.
The video will cover everything
from the pre-European Indian fisher-
men and then Cubans and then itiner-
ant mullet fishermen from the Baha-
mas in the 1800s, to the fish ranchos,
the settlement of Cortez, its heyday
and its ultimate decline as a commer-
cial fishing center with the gillnetting
ban in 1995.
Green said William Bunce had a


first land owner in what is now
Cortez. He and his brothers Nathan
and Sanders, along with Capt.
Charlie Jones and Capt. Jim Guthrie,
all from Carteret County, N.C.,
founded the village.
Green said she has some footage
made with a home movie camera in
1949 showing offshore long-line
fishing and some bait seining. She
needs gillnetting footage. A great
asset in hand is the oral history tapes
made by her son Ben Green for his
classic book "Finest Kind."
The program is to distribute the
video to schools for Florida history
studies and to feature it in the com-
mercial fishing museum the society
plans in the old Cortez schoolhouse
when Manatee County buys it, a
project now in progress.
The grant gives the society until
June 2000 to get the job done.


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Magic at the Mansions was the
tipoff.
San Francisco doesn't change. It
gets better, never failing to live up to its
eclectic reputation and desire to please.
The nightly magic show at the Vic-
torian-era accommodation, formerly
two high-society residences aptly named
the Mansions, was fun and mostly
hokey, except for the strait-jacket es-
cape. Somehow you were sure Harry
Houdini was in the same room entertain-
ing guests long ago.
Barbra Streisand loves the place.
Thomas Edison was a big fan.
So are guests who mar-
vel at the Pig Museum filled
with porkers of every per-
suasion and the rest of the
doodads and knickknacks
transforming this place into
a museum as much as a ho-
tel.
The dining room with two floor-to-
ceiling stained-glass walls and a billiard
room adorned with pictures of the fa-
mous who came seeking sanctuary are
sure signs this is no corporate entity.
Rose-colored rooms with frescos of
glitterati from another time are the ex-
clamation points defining the place as
different. Most rooms come complete
with wash basins and ancient brass, old-
fashioned wood-tank toilets where the
water reservoir is overhead, gravity fed
via a long chain pull.
And it would be a grave error not to
mention the Mansions bend-over-back-
wards hospitality which brings back
a loyal following whether locals or out-
of-towners.
Such hospitality from Mansions
manager Skip Sikora led us away from
his own dining room to a restaurant he
called his favorite and perhaps the best
San Francisco has to offer Fleur De
Lys.
But this is no white iris as the
translation implies.
A tiny alcove at the entrance leads
to a small bar/staging area where nearby
the maitre d' stands guard over a tented
dining room, recently given a face lift
after 25 years of scrupulous service.
A custom, hand-printed fabric in
"warm tones of pomegranate, saffron
and parsley" envelops the room and
stifles noise. It certainly adds to the air
of elegance.
The restaurant at 777 Sutter St. of-
fers contemporary French cuisine with a
Mediterranean touch. In other words,
this is going to cost you dearly.
Still, price is of no consequence
when quality takes over and you're in


one of the world's great cities for
only one night.
For starters, there's foie gras rolled
over smoked duck breast, crispy veal
sweatbreads with artichokes and leeks
and dressed with truffle vinaigrette and
a crab bisque so rich your blood almost
comes to a halt.
Moving on to main course, try
seared Ahi tuna on spinach leaves with
green peppercorn jus and sauce choron,
sea bass with ratatouille crust, roast
lamb loin and braised lamb shank, bone-
less quail, marinated venison chop cov-
ered with mustard glaze or sauteed veal


loin medallions with leek compote,
black chantrelles and truffle sauce.
We're talking about embracing the
inevitable quadruple bypass.
For thrill seekers, San Francisco of-
fers what the Mouse can't: A taxi ride to
Chinatown.
Throw in some of those famous
Frisco hills, pedestrians who demand
the right of way despite their being an
underdog in the game of chicken with
traffic and people who have a driver's
license but probably shouldn't and taxi
drivers aiming to impress a few pedes-
trians into the pavement and we're
talking' about Space Mountain being just
another walk in the park.
Nothing conjures up amazement
like the arched Chinese gateway
guarded by granite lions, leading to a
foreign land (shopping/dining) within
this city.
Shopping here was, for us, akin to
walking down Calle Ocho in Miami's
Little Havana and trying to get warranty
information on a lat6 machine.
A few hand signals later and we
walk away with a bag full of schmaltzy,
tacky stuff for family and friends San
Francisco trolley-car Christmas orna-
ments.
Ten blocks later is another demarca-
tion line where upon crossing the street
you're out of Chinatown and entering
Little Italy, a proliferation of restaurants,
coffee stands and alternately beckoning
garlic and pastry shops.
The place where we stopped for
cappucino and a wonderful cheesy
breakfast roll definitely had the aura of

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collections including former President Richard Nixon's resignation letter and
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something else cooking besides pastries.
The movie "Wise Guys" comes to mind.
Vinnie the owner didn't speak a word of
English but he had one heck of a con-
versation, hands waving and lots of ex-
clamation from the entry with a guy
across the street.
Time for lunch and we search out
the elusive abalone, probably the best of
all shellfish.
Time after time we were told, "You
gotta go to Scoma's on Fisherman's
Wharf. It's the best."
Was it ever. What began as a six-
table coffee shop for local fishermen in
1965 is now a 320-seat restaurant with
great cioppino, rigatoni and calamari.
But abalone is what draws diners.
Battered with an egg wash and
lightly floured, Scoma's abalone is re-
nowned for its flavor and tenderness.
And its price. Market price for an aba-
lone lunch special: $59.95. Yikes.
If you've never had abalone, tasting
it for the first time will convince you
$60 is cheap for this fine little fellow.
Scarce as hen's teeth (regulated fishery),
Scoma's abalone is "farm raised" these
days.
Lunch done and a flight to catch at
3 p.m., our less than 24-hour tour was
about to end.
After all, we'd seen it all. From
Chinatown, the cab had dropped us at
Pier 39. On the walk to Scona's at Pier
47, we first heard barking, "Do you hear
dogs?" and then saw sea lions pandering
to a crowd, musicians, mimes and tons
of "other" tourists. We were done with
this tourist attraction.
We hailed another cab for luggage
retrieval at the Mansions and on to the
airport. This cabbie was one of the more
interesting encounters of our San Fran-


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Little Italy with San Francisco's
financial district in the smoggy
backdrop.


cisco visit, pointing out sights along the
way such as, "There's the church where
the Pope did his Pope thing when he was
here ...."
Come to think of it, we talked more
to cabbies than anyone in San Francisco,
having met six or seven hell-bent for-
hire drivers, all of different nationalities.
Of note: You meet a lot of retired
hippies in San Francisco. And if that
seems a dichotomy, consider their retire-
ment from hippie-dom has thrust them
appropriately into the work force. Magi-
cians. Cab drivers. Sea lion feeders.
Next stop: Monterey Penninsula,
Pebble Beach, Carmel, Highlands, Big
Sur and the purpose for it all Chalone
Wine Group's big, annual fest for share-
holders.


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Local photographer, sculptor open Sarasota shop


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
"Be careful what you say," Island resident Donald
Sudnikjoked when the word eclectic was used to describe
the new art gallery and coffee bar he and his son John re-
cently opened.
The gallery is tucked inside Sarasota's Rosemary dis-
trict at 424 Central Avenue.
An ambience flows from the Light Painter Gallery
and Coffee Bar and it is a blending of quaint, casual and
cozy.
The gallery gets its name from the word photography,
which is derived from the Greek wordsphotos ("light")
and graphien ("to draw"). It was first used by Sir John
F.W. Herschel in 1839.
The Sudnicks hope to bring to the area the best in
local and national photography and sculpture. Their work
is being featured now.
Donald Sudnick, who wouldn't reveal his age, has
been capturing light for many years. His photos lining the
gallery walls are powerful.
There are no close-ups of flowers or sunsets. There is
however, a stunning photograph of his daughter. He said
he was driving by a straw field and it reminded him of his
daughter's hair. He took a photo of the field and then he
took a picture of his daughter's hair on the same frame,
creating a double exposure.
Placed throughout the gallery are fascinating sculp-
tures John Sudnick has coined his "little friends." They are
rare, brut art. The kind of art that John says is at once funny
and frightening. John incorporates many found objects
and innocent tools of the times to create his work.
One of his favorites is called "Me," a zany, wide-
smiled sculpture clasping a television like some might
hold an accordion.
"I've been lucky. I've never had to ask for a
job," Donald Sudnick said. He began his photo-
graphic career while in high school. In college, he
worked for The Kalamazoo Gazette. After college he
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news business, he left to take ajob in General Motor's
advertising department where he stayed for nine years.
That's where he met his present business partner,
Wally Overhardt, some 30 years ago. They opened up
an advertising business photographing cars for the au-
tomotive industry. The advertising studio is in Detroit
and photographs of their cars appear on billboards, in
magazines and showrooms throughout the country and
Europe.
In addition to creating sculpture, John, who would
only say he's thirty-something, is a writer of music, po-
etry and screenplays.
John went to college at the American Academy in
New York for acting and filmmaking. He also spent 12
years singing and writing songs for what was one of the
first all-drum mechanical computer bands.
They have been tossing the idea for the gallery around
for a couple of years and are excited about the gallery's
location.
John said the area is in the process of being renovated
and is excited about the neighbors they keep as well.
They are surrounded by other talent such as an inte-
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"People really appreciate us being here," John said.
"Locals stop by and tell us their happy because we're
bringing culture to an area that has been stagnant for a long
time," he said.
It's a place reserved for "arteests" of all medium.
Something different will be featured each night. There will
be rotating shows on weekends. The stage will be alter-
nated for use of poetry, open mike nights and music. John
said he plans on having artist discussion groups and show-
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John offers a variety of drinks, including hot or iced
coffee and tea, specialty coffee and sodas. For the sweet
tooth, he offers a variety of desserts and pastries, such as
baklava, cheesecake or snow puffs made by a Swedish
couple around the corner from the gallery.
Also for sale are the photos and sculptures, though it's
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John said its inspiration comes from wanting to find
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
June 12, possession of alcohol, alley at 10010
Gulf Drive.
June 13, possession of alcohol on the beach, 8600
block of Gulf Drive.
June 14, theft of a bicycle, 410 Magnolia Ave.
June 16, attached tag not assigned, 9700 block of
Gulf Drive. The deputy observed the subject towing a
trailer with no visible tag and stopped him. The deputy
said when he asked for the subject's driver's license
and registration, the subject said the tag was not as-
signed to the vehicle and the subject did not have his
registration. A check revealed the subject had a war-
rant. The subject was placed in custody and the deputy
issued two citations.

Bradenton Beach
June 9, petty theft of two signs valued at $140,
1000 block of Gulf Drive South.
June 9, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach. The victim reported an unknown person broke
the passenger window and removed a wallet contain-
ing $300, a driver's license, credit cards and a check
card.
June 9, criminal mischief, Coquina Beach. The
victim reported an unknown person broke the passen-
ger window but nothing was removed. Damages were
$100.
June 10, grand theft, 103 Church Ave., Pines
Mobile Home Park. The victim reported an unknown
person entered his boat and removed a utility box
valued at $25, a first aid kit valued at $15, a flare gun
valued at $35, a spotlight valued at $50, an air horn
valued at $10, a fire extinguisher valued at $15, a
compass valued at $25, a rain coat and jacket valued
at $10, a pair of sunglasses valued at $15, a compass
watch valued at $45, two fishing poles valued at $70,
two reels valued at $100, a pair of binoculars valued
at $300, a boat hook valued at $15, a net valued at
$25 and a gaff valued at $15.
June 11, resisting with violence, assault on a law
enforcement officer, 107 Gulf Drive S., Key West
Willy's. The officer was investigating a disturbance
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suspect swore at him, threatened the victim and began
to approach the victim.
The officer said when he attempted to stop the
suspect, the suspect pushed his arm away and swung
at him. The officer attempted to restrain the suspect,
who struggled and pushed him away, according to
the report. The officer took the suspect to the ground
and an assisting officer helped him handcuff the sus-
pect.
June 13, lost property a purse, Coquina Beach.

Holmes Beach
June 11, marine, 3000 block of Gulf Drive on
the beach. The officer on patrol observed a personal
watercraft on the beach and advised the owner to
move it.
June 11, marine, 5600 block of Gulf Drive on the
beach. The complainant reported a personal watercraft
on the beach. The operator said he had a mechanical
failure and was attempting repairs.
June 11, assist sheriff s office, 7900 block of Gulf
Drive. The officer observed a juvenile subject riding a
bicycle without a light or a helmet, stopped him and
asked him where he got the bicycle.
The subject gave several stories about where he got
the bicycle before admitting he removed it from the
Anna Maria City Pier, said the report. A sheriff's
deputy arrived and took possession of the bicycle,
placed the suspect in custody and issued two citations.
June 12, lost property a wallet, 3200 block of
Gulf Drive.
June 12, damage, 3300 block of Sixth Avenue.
The complainant reported an unknown person
scratched the vehicle and cut the driver's seat.
June 12, noise from a loud party, 500 block of
58th Street. The officer advised the subjects to keep the
noise down and keep alcoholic beverages on the prop-
erty.
June 13, damage, 8102 Gulf Drive, Haley's Mo-
tel. The victim reported an unknown person broke a
flag pole and light bulbs and attempted to break the pay
telephone.
June 13, damage, 5800 block of Holmes Boule-
vard. The victim reported an unknown person spray
painted a cement block wall. Damages were $15.
June 13, 6800 block of Palm Drive. The com-
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struggle with three subjects over possession of the
phone, said the report. The officer warned all four
about making any further disturbance.
June 13, traffic, 4500 block of Gulf Drive. The
officer observed the subject driving and knew he had
a suspended driver's license. The officer issued a cita-
tion.
June 13, theft, 8100 block of Gulf Drive on the
beach. The victim reported an unknown person re-
moved a catamaran valued at $1,900. On June 14 the
vessel was found about 200 yards from where it was
stolen. The deck was damaged. It also appeared that
lighter fluid had been poured on the hulls. Damages
were $500.
June 13, burglary to an automobile, 4000 Gulf
Drive, Manatee County Public Beach. The victim re-
ported an unknown person removed $70, a credit card
and prescription medication from their vehicle.
June 14, lost property a cellular phone, 5800
block of Marina Drive.
June 14, trespass warning, 3248 East Bay Drive,
Walgreens. The complainant reported two juvenile
subjects shoplifted $45.93 in merchandise and the store
issued a trespass warning. The officer transported the
subjects to their residences and turned them over to
their parents for correction.
June 15, burglary, 6600 Gulf Drive, Resort 66.
The complainant reported an unknown person broke
into the office, forced open a file cabinet, broke open
a cash drawer and removed cash.
June 15, found property a bicycle, 5500 block
of Marina Drive.
June 15, burglary, 4307 Gulf Drive, Cayman Cay.
The complainant reported an unknown person removed
$1,000 in baseball equipment from a utility shed.
June 16, suspicious, 105 39th St., Aquarius Re-
sort. The complainant reported the subjects drove by
the resort in a reckless manner and gave the officer
the suspect's tag number. The officer located the
vehicle at a residence and noted the engine was still
hot. Two intoxicated subjects exited the residence
and the officer warned them about the complaint and
advised them if they operate a vehicle, they could be
charged with DUI.
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Environmental lessons, success stories, questions


The whispering of wind through the needles of
Australian pine trees has lulled many of us to sleep.
Let's face it: the trees are pretty, they grow fast, they
provide shade on an otherwise barren beachscape,
and they serve to frame many a sunset photo.
Australian pine trees are also a pest. Nature ab-
hors a monoculture, and the exotic trees create just
that, with pine needles covering the ground and in
time halting any other plant's growth within its habi-
tat.
The trees also have an incredibly shallow root
structure and often topple over in a surprisingly light
wind, creating an expansive divot in the soil that aids
erosion of the shore.
As you can see from the pictures that accompany
this column, Australian pines have a root structure
that more resembles a pie pan than a tree. They don't
have deep tap roots and have little in the way of
structure to hold the top-heavy trees in the soil.
Native slash pines, on the other hand, have deep
roots that securely anchor the trees into the earth. I
found a few slash pines literally at the surf line in the
Panhandle, and as you can see from the pictures they
have a totally different root structure than their
South Pacific relatives.
Now, I'm not suggesting that slash pines replace
Australian pines on the beach frankly, I don't
think they can survive the high-salt environment
along the beach but at least slash pines aren't
known to fall over in a thunderstorm.


Soar like an eagle
Environmentalists are calling the resurgence in
mating pairs of bald eagles one of the big environmen-
tal success stories of the century.
Due to use of the pesticide DDT, the eggs of bald
eagles were weakened and broke. With the ban on
DDT in 1972, the eagle population began to rise. In the
past 35 years the number of eagles increased 1,278
percent, and the once-endangered birds will be taken
off the federal endangered species list next month.
Florida is home to about 1,000 pairs of eagles
now. In the late 1970s, they numbered only 360 pairs.
There is still a question as to whether development
standards will be relaxed. Current rules pretty much
prevent any home construction in an area which
houses an eagle's nest, and there is a fear that overzeal-
ous development interests will tout the eagle popula-
tion explosion as a reason to let more homesites be
built in eagle country.
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Speaking of environmentalists, there's a proposal
floating around the Florida Keys that could provide
some relief to depleting fishery stocks. As with most
eco-freak proposals, it's being met with scorn by some
fishers.
The proposal is pretty simple: some parts of the
ocean near the Dry Tortugas would be totally off lim-
its to all fishing. The plan, similar to those in place in
the South Pacific, would allow the habitat to take a
break from overfishing, and let the fisheries grow.
The problem is that commercial fishers, mainly
shrimpers, view the area as one of the prime spots to
drag their nets. My old buddy and native Key Wester
Harvey Watkins has said the proposal "is taking my
livelihood away from me."
Another shrimper calls the marine sanctuary pro-
posal "Communism in action."
As proposed, the sanctuary would be more than
200 square miles in size. It would be the second larg-
est in the world and the largest marine preserve in this
hemisphere.
The plan needs the blessing of four state and fed-
eral agencies before anything happens. I'll keep you
informed as the process winds through the bureaucracy.

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Rain doesn't dampen fishing enthusiasm


By Capt. Mike Heistand and Capt. David Futch
And the rains came and nobody cared.
Just try and stop locals from fishing this time of
year even if rain and lightning are a constant factor.
Despite inclement weather Saturday, the 1999
Fishing the Islands Tournament succeeded in bringing
home the bacon, mostly in the guise of snook, trout,
redfish, grouper, amberjack, tuna and wahoo.
Those who fished last week said the catching sea-
son is upon us.
Anna Maria City Pier reports catches of mackerel
and mangrove snapper.
Joseph at the Rod & Reel Pier said anglers are
landing mackerel, snook, black drum and pompano.
Lee at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said there


are a lot of trout on the flats. Also, there are quite a few
reds around Egmont Key.
Annies Bait & Tackle reporting for Capt. Zack
on the Dee-Jay II said near shore in the Gulf permit,
tarpon and catch-and-release snook are being caught
along the beaches. Inshore, Zack is leading them to
trout, reds and jack crevalle.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House re-
ported landing a 50-pound ray. Trout were biting in
Terra Ceia Bay and black drum in the Manatee River.
Capt. Sam Kimball with the Legend said he caught
gag and red grouper to 15 pounds and snapper to five
pounds. In addition, his people caught lane, mangrove and
yellowtail snapper, a 22-inch flounder and some mackerel.
Capt. Rick Gross caught tarpon on the beaches to


120 pounds and trout, flounder and permit.
Capt. Tom Chaya said his folks caught redfish,
snapper, flounder, trout and triggerfish last week.
Capt. Glenn Corder said grouper fishing is still
excellent along with blackfin tuna and dolphin.
Capt. Thom Smith of Angler's Repair said he
has been catching lots of snook, redfish to 26 inches,
flounder and plenty of keeper trout.
Capt. Mark Bradow said tarpon fishing was hot
and he expects it to stay that way especially with the
full moon coming Sunday. He said he landed a tarpon
every trip last week.
On Capt. Mike Heistand's boat Magic catches in-
cluded trout to 24 inches, reds to 30, flounder to 20 and
mackerel to 30 inches and some mangrove snapper.


1999 DeSoto Fishing Tourney offers $16,000


With a guaranteed payout of $16,000 split be-
tween inshore and offshore divisions, the 1999
DeSoto Fishing Tournament will for the first time
give anglers more time to fish.
A captain's meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Fri-
day, July 23, at Twin Dolphin Marina & Grill on the
Manatee River in downtown Bradenton.
Immediately following the meeting, fishermen
may head for their favorite spots and begin fishing,
tournament chairman Capt. Jeff Braaten said.
The previous year's events began Saturday
mornings with a shotgun start.
Payout is $5,000 for first place in both inshore
and offshore divisions, $2,000 for second and $1,000
for third. There also will be prizes of merchandise
for fourth through 10th places. The adult entry fee is
$175 per boat with an entry fee of $75 per boat in a
junior division (age 18 or younger). The team divi-
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The DeSoto Tournament is almost exclusively a
catch-and-release event. Only cobia, gag grouper.
permit, triple tail, flounder and snapper may be
killed and brought to the dock, Braaten said.
All other fish, whether inshore or offshore, must
have a picture taken with an instant developing cam-
era and released alive.
Entrants must provide their own camera. No
digital cameras or scanning equipment are allowed,
Braaten added.
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inshore from offshore. They are the col regs demar-
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It will be easy to tell without a chart.
Points will be awarded by species.
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Horseshoe winners
Winners in the June 16 horseshoe games
were Ron Pepka and Bill Starrett, both of Anna
Maria. Runners-up were John Bennett of Anna
Maria and George Landraitis of Cortez.
Winners in the June 19 games were Pepka
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Anglers go way west, way south to win tourney


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Capt. Tom Butler on the "Reality Check" knew
he'd have to go way offshore if he expected to win his
division in the 1999 Fishing the Islands Tournament.
He stopped 112 nautical miles out, found what he
was looking for and started hauling in large amberjack
and gag grouper.
Butler's Mastry Engine team of Rick Myrick, Ja-
son Boyle, Chris Furr and Sean Gatesman brought in
two grouper, 35.8 pounds and 26.3 pounds, and four
amberjack weighing from 40.2 pounds to 45.6 pounds.
S The team scored 334.9 points to outdistance Capt.
Roy Salgado's team by 43.6 points and take the division.
Butler won the adult offshore division and
$2,000 in the tournament sponsored by Island Dis-
count Tackle of Holmes Beach. A portion of the
entry fee is donated to the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center and Butler donated $1,000, half of his
winning haul, back to the Center.
"We had to go deep because of the competition.
We stopped 75 miles out and I knew we weren't in
deep enough water to beat the guys around here," But-
ler of St. Petersburg said. "These Anna Maria guys are
tough and we knew we had to go way out."
Like Butler on "Reality Check," it was the same
story, different direction for inshore division winner
Capt. Ryan Rowan of Venice and his Bradenton
team on the "My Pal Al," who took top inshore prize
of $5,000.
Rowan, Terry Rader, of Flamingo Cay, and
Bradenton residents Randy Rader, Joe Pedrazza and
Rick Gullett left the Rod & Reel Pier at 6:30 a.m.
Saturday and sped 50 miles south to Boca Grande for
"great bait."
The Rowan team brought home pictures of six
snook ranging from 32 to 35 inches, amassing 556
points to nip runnerup Ron Knowles and sons John,
Lewis and Sam by 18.5 points. Team Knowles took
home $2,000.
Terry Rader said the Rowan team went "hell for
leather to Boca Grande," knowing Charlotte Harbor
harbored some of the best shiners on the Gulf Coast.
"We ran down there and back for that bait," he
said. "We fished in a place we usually fish. It's our
honey hole. We spent a lot of our time staying ahead
of the rain."
Some contestants speculated the "My Pal Al" team
probably caught their snook along Boca Grande
beaches, known for its abundance of large size snook
during the snook's summer migration.
Both offshore and inshore anglers were at the
mercy of wet weather and lightning most of the day,
with offshore folks reporting seas from five to 10 feet.
Inshore anglers spent much of their time dodging
lightning.
Few contestants gave up in what many agree is the
premier summer fishing tournament in the area.
Salgado scored the most points on one fish when
he tallied 125 for a sailfish caught by Skip Shipley.
S "We had been seeing sails all week long," Salgado
said. "We were sure we could get one, and did. It was a
helluva fish. Almost 90 inches long and over 100 pounds."
Capt. Jason Henzell of the charterboat "Pequod,"
out of Cortez Fishing Center, scored another fine catch
during the tournament when he led Kyle Eldridge to a
41.2-pound wahoo. He was trolling a gold bomber on
a downrigger 45 miles offshore.
In the kid's division, Brandon Gross, 11, fishing
with dad Capt. Rick Gross, took inshore honors with a
22.5-inch trout.
Miles Mendez, 10, won in the kid's offshore divi-
sion with a great catch of a 19.9-pound blackfin tuna.
Each took home a new rod and reel.
Other winners for largest catch of a specific species
included Butler for largest amberjack at 45.6 pounds,
Ron Roth for a 33-inch redfish, JoAnn Walker for a 21-
inch trout in the ladies inshore division, Julie Brown for
Sa 13.5-pound dolphin in the ladies offshore division,
Rick Breeze and Nick Easterling tied for each catching
a 39.5-inch snook in the adult inshore division and
Shipley won for his sailfish in the adult offshore.
Sponsor Bill Lowman of Island Discount Tackle
said he was glad to see more sons and daughters get-
ting involved.
"It was pretty amazing this year. We had more than
700 people fishing in the tournament," Lowman said.
"We had a lot more kids fishing this year with their
parents. We thought that was cool."


Inshore
winners
The winning adult
inshore team in the
Islands Tournament
are, left to right, Terry
Rader, Randy Rader,
Joe Pedraza and Rick
Gullett collected their
$5,000 prize at the
award party Sunday
at the Anna Maria
Island Community
Center. Capt. Ryan
Rowan of Venice is
not pictured. The team
won $5,000 for
catching six snook, all
32 to 35 inches long.
Island Photos:
David Futch


Offshore winners
The Mastry Engine team led by
Capt. Tom Butler of "Reality
Check" held up some of its winning
catch in the Fishing the Islands
Tournament adult offshore division
at the Anna Maria City pier weigh-
in Saturday night. Holding 40-
pound-plus amberjacks are, left to
right, Chris Furr, Rick Myrick, of
Mastry Engine, Capt. Butler, Jason
Boyle, kneeling, and Sean
Gatesman, who holds a 35.8-pound
grouper. Experience they've
been fishing together forfive years
as a team and going the extra
mile were the key, Butler said. The
Mastry team caught these fish 112
miles offshore.


a Ten-year-old Miles Mendez proudly holds on to his
I 1 B B 19.9-pound blackfin tuna at the Saturday, June 19,
Brandon Gross, 11, holds a new rod and Shimano Fishing the Islands Tournament weigh-in. Mendez took
reel for taking first place in the kid's inshore divi- first in the kid's offshore divisionfobr largest fish. He
sion. Gross landed a 22.5-inch trout fbr the win. took home a new rod and reel thanks to this tuna.


A big crowd showed up at the Anna Maria City Pier for the weigh-ins Saturday night.


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

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

ANTIQUE REFRIGERATOR Frigidaire, works
great! 24 by 52 inches, 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 soft-
ware! Pagemaker 6.0, Photoshop 3.0, Pagemill
3.0, Illustrator 5.5, Quark Xpress 3.32, MS Word
5.0, plus more. $550. Optional Iomega zip drive,
$100 and Apple Laserwriter 300, $175 are avail-
able. All in mint condition. 748-6222.

GE 19-CUBIC FOOT refrigerator/freezer and
electric range with microwave hood. Appliances
black, both $275. Call 778-0276.

PAIR OF SPEAKERS, acoustic responsive, still in
box. Paid $400, sell for $250. 779-0909.


MOVING TO HAWAII, everything must go. Week-
end retreat bedroom set, Drexel Heritage dining
room set, teak bedroom set, couches, tables, big
screen televisions, etc. Call Scott 779-2220.

FORMICA KITCHEN CABINETS in good condi-
tion, also includes counter-top stove. Call
778-5151 between 8am-6pm.

FOUR-PERSON JACUZZI and cover, $800,
778-1750.

MATCHING SOFA, LOVESEAT and chair. South-
west design, good condition. $185, 779-0909.


LORD'S WAREHOUSE THRIFT Shop. Open Sat-
urdays 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. Do-
nations Wednesday 9am to 11am. Always sales
racks. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.

MOVING SALE, FRIDAY and Saturday, June 25
and 26, 7am-noon. 2204 Ave. A, Bradenton Beach.

HOLMES BEACH FRIDAY, June 25, 9am-2pm
and Saturday, June 26, 9am-noon. Bedroom sets,
sofas, rockers, televisions, clothing, miscella-
neous items. 7204 Palm Drive.
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Residential Commercial/Industrial Property Management Mortgage Loans Title Insurance Vacation Rentals


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Carol S. Heinze
REALTOR/CRS
778-5059


MARTINIQUE $139,000. Enjoy
the view of the Gulf of Mexico from
this spacious 1 BR/1 BA condo with
screened in lanai, turnkey fur-
nished. IB35824
TWO-STORY DUPLEX
$174,900. 2BR/2BA with den in
each unit. Central Holmes beach
location. Close to shopping, library
and restaurants. IB32512


VACATION RENTALS

FROM CONDOS TO COTTAGES.

WEEKLY OR LONGER.

CALL BOB LOHSE 778-0766

FOR A BROCHURE.


HOLMES BEACH LOT. 82-by-119 foot canalfront with a straight shot to the Bay. Close to library, shopping
and tennis courts. Reduced to $135,000. Call Carol Heinze, Realtor 751-1155. IB33995
ROOM FOR EXPANSION. Well-maintained older home on 100-by-154 foot duplex-zoned lot. 2BR/2BA,
quiet Holmes Beach location, close to beach, shopping and library. Room for pool. Call Pat Thompson, Re-
altor 751-1155. IB38221

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


CHILDREN'S SUMMER PROGRAMS Want to
improve your child's reading? Also, programs
proven effective with children with learning dis-
abilities. Free evaluation. Affordable fees. Read-
ing and cognitive skills therapist. 795-0303.

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

ANNA MARIA NETWORK. Quick search for every
business city, county and state, www.annamaria.net.

PUT YOUR BUSINESS on the main Island
website. Starting at $50 per business quarter,
hhtp://annamaria.net, 941-730-1608.

PASS SUMMER SCHOOL! Experienced tutor and
teacher. $15 per hour on the Island. 778-0526.


BALL PYTHONS. Friendly classroom pets seeking
new home male, female. $35 each, 778-0526.


1984 CADILLAC SEVILLE. 75,000 miles, new
brakes/alternator, good work car, runs great,
looks terrible. A/C needs work, needs new paint.
$550. 778-5405.


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ANNA MARIA NEAR BEACH
4BR/2.5BA family home. Caged pool, deep-water canal, large
lot. Split plan, fireplace, den. $257,500.
SUNBOW BAY TOWNHOUSE
3BR/3BA Elegance! Mexican tile, den, water view and
boat dock. Carport, tennis, two pools. $178,500.
SAILBOAT WATER
3BR/2BA family home. Large sunny family room.
Ceramic tile and terrazzo. Private dock, playhouse. $229,000.
SABAL PALMS CONDO
2BR/1.5BA furnished condo. Westside, convenient to ev-
erything. Pool and clubhouse. Close to golf. $59,900.
DIRECT GULFFRONT
2BR/1.5BA Seaside Beach House condo. Furnished, end-
unit, heated pool, beautiful beach and view. $225,000.
PERICO PATIO-POOL HOME
2BR/2BA Perico Island patio home. In-ground pool,
two-car garage, ceramic tile, mirror, fireplace. $159,900.








Julie Gilstrap Patti Marifjeren
LTG, GRI REALTOR/
Property Manager Property Manager
ANNUAL RENTALS
Sandy Pointe 2BR/2BA condo $900
3012 Gulf- IBR/1BA $500
727 Jacaranda -3BR/2BA $1,800
308 63rd 2BR/2BA duplex $800
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Condominiums and Houses Weekly/Monthly
from $700 week/ $1500 month
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M., SiiiNCoast
REAL ESTATE, INC.
Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 www.suncoastinc.com


BILL ALEXANDER
Broker Owner
Invites you to call one of our
Island real estate specialists!




778-4800


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RENTALS
Annual / Seasonal / Monthly / Weekly


VACATION RENTAL
Anna Maria Bayfront
2BR/2BA -
"-'.Af't $900 per week



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5910 Marina Dr Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call 941-778-0770 Toll Free 800 741-3772
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK


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RESIDENTIAL
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VILLAS WITH HEATED CAGED POOL. 4BR/2BA, 2,006 sq.
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WHITE AVE/BEACH ACCESS. 3BR/2BA, lot 100x130.
Immaculate, attractive, lush landscape. $375,000.
CANALFRONT LOT Anna Maria 75 ft. front. $175,000.
CHOICE ISLAND LOT 9,700 sq.ft., $108,000.
BRAND NEW KEY WEST HOME 4BR/3BA with Gulf and bay
views. Upgrades and extras. Shaft for elevator. $425,000.
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to Sarasota Bay. Can add to size. Developing area. $355,000.
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FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ... and every-
thing else in The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.



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. Call 795-8299.

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

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

BOAT SLIP for rent, with easy access. Call
778-7039.

20-FOOT RIVIERA Cranchi, 275 I/O Volvo Penta,
cuddy cabin, excellent, clean, great condition,
many extras, with trailer. Dry docked at local ma-
rina, $6,900. 778-1835.

WINDSURFER AND EQUIPMENT. Bic Melody
board, 5.8m Techtonics sail, 4.4m Techtonics sail
and clamp on Fiberspar boom. Perfect for begin-
ner/intermediate, $500. 383-3022.

CANOE 16-FOOT, $200 with single and double
paddles. 778-4623.



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


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.

DOCKMASTER Friendly individual to help dock
boats and maintain marina. Apply Buccaneer Inn,
Longboat Key, 383-5565.

KEY ROYALE GOLF course needs kitchen/
counter help, full-time, must be flexible. Apply 700
Key Royal Drive, Holmes Beach, 8am to noon,
Monday Friday.

DEPENDABLE EFFICIENT HOUSEKEEPER
needed approximately 32 hours per week, pleas-
ant working environment, Longboat Key, $8 per
hour. 383-3788.

PART-TIME GROUNDSKEEPER wanted 25 to
30 hours per week at Island condominium. Drug-
free work place, 778-5915.

HELP WANTED, HOUSEKEEPING, non smoker,
own transportation. Part/full-time, 778-9597.

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to
meet interesting people from around the world?
Are you interested in learning the history of Anna
Maria Island? Get involved with the Anna Maria
Island Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria. WE NEED YOU! Call 778-0492.

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


KIDS SEEKING summer jobs: Advertise here
free. Up to 21 words free for kids under 16. Three-
week maximum. Information: 778-7979.


WE LOVE PETS! Dog walking and animal sitting
service available. Call Oshy and Gracie at 778-
2923 or 778-6575.

SAVE $300 on your next computer. Expert
consultation, installation and two lessons only
$150. Call Ryan at 794-6361 before July 12.

BABY-SITTING on Island, first-aid, child care
courses. References, dependable, responsible
and caring Girl Scout, straight A's. Call early,
Missy 778-9610.



NURSE/CAREGIVER will do light housekeeping,
provide transportation, if needed. $15 per hour,
call 778-1848.


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

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

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

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

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


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PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

Visit us at our web site [((fl()
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GULF PLACE CONDO overlooks heated BUILDABLE LOT in Anna Maria, steps from BAYFRONT LOT WITH DOCK AND ELEVATED HOME FOR SALE! Buildable bayfront
pool with a view of the Gulf beyond. Walk to beach! Great location to build your dream lot with dock can be bought with the elevated 2BR/2BA home across the street as a package
the sandy Gulffront beach or play on the home! $152,500. deal. Great views from both. Buy one or both and save! Both for $395,000.
lighted tennis court. Turnkey furnished per-
fect for rentals. $339,000.


NEW LISTING! Peek of the bay, north end of Anna KEY ROYALE! Panoramic water views from
Maria 5BR/4B home or 3BR/2BA with mother-in- this beautiful 3BR/2.5BA custom home at the
law apartment. Spacious great room opens to end of Key Royale Drive with spacious rooms,
screened lanai and custom kitchen. Four-car garage, open floor plan, huge garage and over 3,000
RV pad with hook-up and more! $335,000. sq. ft. under air. $675,000.


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BACK OF THE MARKET! Buyers loss is your
gain with this "price-less" Key Royale canalfront
beauty! Cocktail pool, covered lanai area all viewed
from large windows across back of the house. 3BR/
2BA, circular drive and large garage. $319,000.


UNIQUELY DESIGNED island home. Euro-
pean style and quality throughout with antique
solid cedar portico, European stained concrete
floors, French doors. Antique solid pine doors,
Italian hardware and more! $299,000.


BOATERS PARADISE! 3BR/2BA home
located on double wide deep canal with dock,
lift and davits. Can house two boats. Home has
brand new windows, Berber carpet, paint and
stucco. $339,900.



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SPACIOUS single family home on a lovely lake
on Anna Maria Island with new A/C in 1998,
some new kitchen appliances and freshly painted
interior and exterior. Newly planted landscaping
adds to the curb appeal. $199,900.


NEW KEY ROYALE LISTING! Across from
golf course sits this canalfront 3BR/2BA, plus
den, home with private boat dock with deep
sailboat water. Screened lanai area, ceramic tile
and more! $329,500.


HAVE IT YOUR WAY! Recently renovated, this
two-level 3BR/3BA home with two kitchens offers
many options. Upstairs has a 1BR/1BA, downstairs
a 2BR/2BA. The proximity to the beach allows for
a seasonal or annual rental. $219,900.


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HOUSE CLEANING wife and husband team
specializing in vacation turnarounds and residen-
tial. Area residents since 1966. Hardworking,
dependable, insured. 761-1863.

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

SILCOX CERAMIC TILE and carpet sales and
service. Have samples, small repairs, regrout.
Guaranteed. 20 years experience. Call Randy
746-0671.

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

STEVE ALLEN FLOORING. Carpet, vinyl, ce-
ramic tile, wood laminate, supplied and installed.
Unbeatable prices on all your flooring needs,
mobile showroom. Licensed and insured. 383-
5381, pager 506-3297.

MAID FOR YOU. Residential cleaning for all your
needs. Weekly, bi-weekly, monthly and special
occasions. Reasonable rates, dependable ser-
vice. Call today for a free estimate and leave the
dirty work for us! 792-7613.

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



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

ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair.
If it's broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior
discount. Call 778-2581.

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


OPPORTUNITY 'KNOCKS. Motel on Holmes
Beach within walking distance of the beach, shop-
ping and restaurants. Six units plus owner's living
quarters. Turnkey furnished (except owner's unit).
Neat and clean. $495, 000. For more information
call Zee Catanese 794-8991 or Carol Williams
744-0700 eves.


GULFFRONT LOT. Pristine Gulffront property
on the north end of Anna Maria. Unobstructed
views of the Gulf of Mexico, Tampa Bay and
Sunshine Skyway. Secluded, exclusive and
breathtaking views. $800,000. Call Susan Hatch
778-7616 eves.


m If REALTORS
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
Nous parlons francais
Mit uns koennen Sie deutsch reden
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK MLS rQ 1


CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING & MAINTENANCE
Residential/commercial, full-service maintenance,
landscaping installation, clean-ups, tree trimming,
ponds, native plants, butterfly gardens. Excellent
references. 778-5294.

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 Bannigan, 794-6971.



PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and in-
stallation. Come in and choose from our huge se-
lection of plants, shrubs and trees. Everything Un-
der the Sun Garden Centre. 5704 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. 778-4441.



CODY'S CARPET & upholstery cleaning. Dry
foam shampoo and steam cleaned. Living room/
dining room $34.95. Free deodorizing. 794-1278.



VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, inte-
rior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island
references. Dan or Bill 795-5100.

JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodel-
ing contractors. State licensed and insured. Many
Island references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.

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

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


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

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

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

CARL V. JOHNSON, JR. Building Contractor.
New homes, renovations, additions. Free esti-
mates and design service. Quality workmanship.
Lic#RR0066450. Call 795-1947.

SCREEN REPAIRS, interior/exterior painting,
ceiling fans, landscape work, drywall repairs,
roof painting, tile work, low prices 778-0410 of-
fice, 504-2027 mobile.

TILE, TILE, TILE. Ceramic tile supply and instal-
lation. Quality workmanship, floors and walls.
Fully insured, call 387-7153, 750-5985.

DON'T DELAY! Homeowners, real estate com-
panies, have your interior or exterior painting
done now. Lowest prices, local resident fourteen
years, local references, insured. Page today!
Free estimate today! James Green Painting
Company, pager 749-4156.

JIM ELLIOT PRECISION TILE. Ceramics only,
flooring specialist. Wall murals by Original Tile De-
signs. Artist in-house. 778-1319.



BAYFRONT COTTAGE WITH DOCK. Turnkey,
beautiful view, covered parking. Available now.
$350/week or $700/month. 794-5980.


ANN HARMON gorida {
Accredited Residential Manager Compang"y
I have experience.

I have tenants.
I need more rentals! 2501 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach
www.oldfloridarealty.com
Call today to discuss my 1800 778-9599

Ann Harmon marketing plan for your property. 1941778-6849





Residential Sales/Rental Division Licensed Real Estate Broker


GULF OF MEXICO BEACH HOUSE. Elegant custom-designed
residence. 3,684 +/- sq.ft., 3BR, authentic Mexican tile floors
throughout. 9 ft.-ceilings and arched doors to balcony overlook-
ing the white sandy beach. $1,350,000. Don Lewis 794-3200.
R37566


WATERFRONT
FABULOUS VIEW from this fourth floor con-
dominium overlooking Manatee River. Leave
your worries behind at Regatta Point. Boat
ramp and dining is only a stone throw away.
$169,900. John Koeck 722-9160.
EXCLUSIVE WATERFRONT COMMUNITY.
Homesite on bay with private slip in protected
boat basin. Good access to the Gulf and
Intracoastal. $209,900. Sandy Drapala 794-
3354 or Kathy Marcinko 792-9122. L36879
MANATEE RIVER ESTATE lot one acre,
more or less, 125 ft. waterfront, deep wa-
ter, huge oak trees. 6BR/4B traditional
home with open large kitchen and living
area. Parquet floors, sun room, barrel tile
roof, circular driveway. Sailboat water.
$699,000. Don Lewis 746-3200. R37104


THE VIEWS LOOKING SOUTH towards Sarasota are breath-
taking. Elegant homes in guarded community on Sarasota
Bay. Enjoy the security, solitude and beauty of Tidy Island. Ex-
cellent value. Townhouses priced from $225,000. Bob and
Penny Hall 749-5981. C34359


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PETS WELCOME. 2BR/2BA, lovely furnished
home on canal, with dock and fenced yard, in
Coral Shores. Available now, by the week or
month. Realtor/Owner 387-0533.

SEASONAL RENTAL AVAILABLE monthly,
weekly, now through October 15,1999. No smok-
ing, no pets. 2BR/1BA, one and a half blocks to
Gulf. Call 778-0733.

HOLMES BEACH OFFICE or retail space. Ap-
proximately 1,300 sq. ft. Excellent parking with
exposure on main thoroughfare. Call Smith Real-
tors 778-0777.

SURF SIDE 2BR/1BA. Annual, $900 per month.
Available now. 792-2779.

ANNUAL FULLY-FURNISHED 2BR/1.5BA du-
plex. Hardwood floors, Berber carpet, washer/
dryer, dishwasher. Steps to beach and bay. $800
per month includes water. 778-8335.

HOLMES BEACH VACATION rentals. 1-2/BR,
furnished apartments with pool. Low summer
rates, stones throw to beach. Also booking for 99/
00. 778-4368.

RENT WITH PURCHASE option. 1BR trailer with
10 by 20 ft. room. Open, bright, washer/dryer.
Must be 55. $450 month, 778-4523.

LONGBOAT CONDO IN DUPLEX for rent.
Ground floor, 2BR/2BA, newly furnished, private
back yard, across from beach, walk to grocery,
shops, library. $1,200 per month, cable and utili-
ties included. 387-8255.

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

BRADENTON BEACH FURNISHED or unfur-
nished, 2BR/2BA, duplex, one block from beach.
Annual lease, available August 1. $700 per month
plus utilities and security deposit. If you called be-
fore and were told you had the wrong number or
that the duplex wasn't for rent, please call again-
ask for Sarah. Call 778-0787.

3BR/2BA DUPLEX with garage and private back-
yard. Just steps to the beach. Call Valerie Kruse,
Wedebrock Real Estate 778-6665.

1 BR/1 BA CONDOMINIUM, fully-furnished condo
with pool. Call Valerie Kruse, Wedebrock Real
Estate 778-6665.

2BR/2BA CONDOMINIUM with dock, vaulted ceil-
ings and screened lanai. Call Valerie Kruse,
Wedebrock Real Estate 778-6665.

ONE BEDROOM HOUSE in Cortez near water,
with central air. $500 per month, first, last, deposit.
No smokers or pets. Call after 5pm. 795-0466.

ANNUAL RENTALS, efficiency, 1BR and 2BR
units. Prices range $375-$850 per month. Call
Fran Maxon Real Estate 778-2307 for details.

SEASONAL FOR 1999/2000, 2BR/1BA duplex,
downstairs, completely furnished, one house from
beach. 813-689-0925.

BRADENTON 2BR/2BA home, furnished, on ca-
nal, excellent location, close to beaches, shops,
restaurants and golf. Annual, monthly or weekly
rental, don't miss this one. Phone/fax 795-6035.

RENTAL WANTED! Established remodeling contrac-
tor, five-year Island resident, looking for 1 or 2/BR
house, duplex, etc. Will consider fixer-upper for rea-
sonable rent. Must have garage or underneath lock-
ing storage. Non-smoker, no pets, no kids. 779-2294.

GORGEOUS TERRA CEIA BAY new condo-
minium. 3BR/2BA, fifth floor, fabulous bay view,
pool, tennis, golf. Short-term lease available.
$1,100 per month. Call Debbie at 924-8274.


GULFVIEWS! HOLMES BEACH 2BR ground-
level home, fifty yards to Gulf beach, clean. $875
per month, nothing included, security and last, no
pets! 1-800-894-1950.

GULFVIEWS! HOLMES BEACH 3BR ground-
level home, fifty yards to Gulf beach, very clean
home, $1,075 per month, security and last, no
pets! 1-800-894-1950.

HOLMES BEACH Westbay Point and Moorings
condominium, available July, August, September.
No smoking or pets. $1,200 per month plus utili-
ties. 778-1827.
ANNUALS, ANNUALS, ANNUALS. 521 South
Drive, 2BR/2BA canalfront, $1,500 per month;
205 75th St., 2BR/1BA, $650 per month; 117 81st
St., 3BR/3BA, $1,200 per month; 522 Key Royale
Drive, 3BR/2BA, $1,000 per month; 305 Spring
Ave., 2BR/1BA, $900 per month. Call Betsy Hills
Real Estate 778-2291.
BAYFRONT GROUND-LEVEL 1BR/1BA, annual
unfurnished with dock privileges, no pets. 109 13th St.
S., Bradenton Beach. $650 per month, 322-2101.
ANNA MARIA ANNUAL 2BR/1BA, unfurnished,
ideal for responsible single or married couple, no
smokers or pets. Garage, washer/dryer, trees.
$800 per month, 778-5349.


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ANNUAL 3BR/1 BA duplex apartment at 3204 6th
Ave. Very close to Gulf beach and shopping. $650
per month plus utilities. Call Carol Saulnier at
Green Real Estate 778-0455.

ANNUAL 3BR/2BA nearly new house with Gulf
view, corner 65th St. Available August 1, shown
by appointment only, $1,600 per month plus utili-
ties. Call Carol Saulnier at Green Real Estate
778-0455.

LOVELY 2BR/1BA, unfurnished duplex, corner of
72nd and Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Annual,
$595 month, one-month security, non-smokers.
778-4456 or 778-3227.

ANNUAL DUPLEX Holmes Beach, ground level,
2BR/1BA, lanai, unfurnished, steps to beach.
$700 per month plus security, includes water, no
pets. 778-7665.

ANNUAL 2BR/1BA, unfurnished, walk to beach,
$700 per month, first, last, security, utilities not in-
cluded. Efficiency, everything included $550 per
month, 778-5057.

GULFVIEW EFFICIENCY/DUPLEX, $500 per month
plus security, includes all utilities except phone. North
apartment, 2213 Gulf Drive N., 792-3226.

ANNUAL BRADENTON BEACH bayfront. Small
but lovely 1BR cottage in lush landscape. Central
air washer/dryer hook-up, private parking, dock
privileges. $725 per month, no pets or smokers,
778-4625.
AVAILABLE WEEKLY, MONTHLY, mid August
through October, 2BR/2BA home, washer/dryer
included, close to beach. 778-6064, 813-681-
9111.


SUMMER SPECIAL, magnificent Gulf view,
Bradenton Beach. 1 and 2BR apartments for rent
- daily, weekly, monthly or seasonal. 778-4555.

GULFVIEW 3BR, old Florida charm, wood floors,
high ceilings, front porch, dishwasher, washer/
dryer optional. $1,100 per month, annual. Fourth
of July week, seasonal, $750. 778-8221 or 1-800-
977-0803.


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.

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

GULFFRONT BEACH HOUSE 2BR/2BA ground
floor on a 50 by 150-ft. lot to be completed in
June. Nice, quiet, dead-end street. $525,000,
800-977-0803, 778-4523.

BARK & COMPANY REALTY buyer's broker.
Buyers represented. Steven M. Bark, Broker.
383-1717 or 720-3200.

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

KEY ROYALE BY OWNER. 3BR/2BA with large
yard, room for additions, pool, etc. Nice quiet
street, $20,000 under anything else on Key at
$189,000. Hurry will sell quickly! 761-9259.

BY OWNER very nice Holmes Beach duplex on
double lot. Plenty of room for additions, pool, etc.
100 yards to beautiful beach. Great rental income!
Will consider lease option. $199,000. Frank 761-
9259.

WHY RENT? 1BR trailer with 10 by 20-foot room,
cute, open, washer/dryer, boat storage. Sand
Piper, 416 4th St. $18,500. 1-800-977-0803 or
778-4523.

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

GULFFRONT VACANT LOT on the Bridge Street
circle in Bradenton Beach. Zoned commercial,
could build three condo units. Call Sandy Labarre
at Wedebrock Real Estate Company 383-5543.
Asking $345,000.


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The Islander evated waterfront home, beautiful view and morn-
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BAYFRONT ESTATE $725,000. Four units lo-
cated directly on bay/intracoastal steps to Gulf
beaches. Cathedral ceilings, fireplace, wood
floors, Jacuzzi and boat docks. Great for investor
or family estate! 3BR/2BA house, 2BR/2BA house
and two 1BR apartments. Call Deborah Thrasher
or John Hines, Wedebrock Real Estate Company
383-5543 or 778-3395 eves.

CANALFRONT HOME with panoramic view of
Skyway lights and bay/intracoastal, 2BR/2BA and
potential 1BR apartment with Spanish tile floors,
cathedral ceilings, cedar closets, oversized two-
car garage with sauna, boat dock, davits,
screened enclosed lanais, A/C, refrigerator, new
dryer 1998. $284,900. Call Deborah Thrasher,
Wedebrock Real Estate Company 383-5543 or
778-3395 eves.

ANNA MARIA CITY. View Bimini Bay from
canalfront home. Custom 3BR/2BA, cheerful spa-
cious greatroom layout. Dumbwaiter to kitchen,
many extras, Garden atrium entry with inside
staircase. Cozy lanai and pool, dock, boat lift,
oversized two-car garage. $549,000. Broker par-
ticipation tour www.annamaria.net/1. For ap-
pointment 778-4636.


FOR SALE BY OWNER large four-unit apartment
building at Anna Maria city pier, corner lot across
from Ato's, live in one, rent three, White sandy
beach. Will consider small cottage trade -n or mo-
tor home. Call Enchanted Shores at
Margueritaville, 778-9188.

NEW 2BR/2BA LUXURY condominiums. Con-
crete and block construction. Views of Gulf and
bay, beach access, pool, elevator, balconies,
garage parking. Model open 11am-4pm daily or
call owner 778-0396. 1201 Gulf Drive North, start-
ing at $310,000.

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 27, 1-3pm. 609 Am-
bassador Lane, Holmes Beach. 888-298-6955.

RUNAWAY BAY 1BR/1BA, first floor turnkey,
great exercise room, tennis, pool, saunas,
good location. Invest or enjoy living, 778-3040
or 753-7733.

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GULFFRONT SHOWCASE

; Directly on Gulf Beach, this newer
.3BR has plantation shutters, Ainder-
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overlooks white sandy beach. Enjoy
Beautiful sunsets over tlie Gulf.
102 31st Street, Holnies Beach Quality and beauty throughout.
$795,000
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PLAYA ENCANTADA 2BR/2BA unit
located tennis court side of first-class
Gulffront complex with pool/spa, tennis and
on-site manager. Offered at $154,500. Call
Dave Moynihan 778-2246/778-7976 eves.


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tile countertops and breakfast bar. The spacious
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walk, and 19,600 (100x196) square feet of land to
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CANALFRONT LOT
Walk to the beach from your new home built on this
large lot in Anna Maria City! 75 by 140 feet with seawall,
no bridges with direct bay access. Build your dream
home here! Just listed at $149,000.
Call Ken Jackson at 778-6986
Agnes Tooker 778-5287
or Dave Sork 726-1704


Fran Maxon
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drivea PO Box 717 -Anna Maria, FL 34216
(941) 778-2307
Toll Free 800 306-9666
Fax # 778-7035
FRAN MAON __ RA.


778-4800
1-800-237-2252
www.paradiserealty.com
5201 Gulf Drive
Holmes Beach, FL 34217


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CALL ONE OF OUR PROFESSIONALS


Bill Alexander .... 778-4442
Lynn Hostetler... 778-4442
Ed Olivieira........ 778-1751


HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX. Tidy
duplex just a block from the beach.
Move-in condition in owner's side.
Long-term tenant in west side. 1BR/
1BA each side. Dave Jones/Dick
Maher 778-4800. $148,500. MLS
36165


CONVENIENT LOCATION. Contempo-
rary 3BR/2.5BA, open plan with many
new features. Master bedroom and bath
on ground floor with 2BR/1BR on sec-
ond floor with balcony overlooking
greatroom. $185,000. Dick Maher/Dave
Jones 778-4800. MLS 36165


Dick Maher........ 778-6791
Dave Jones ....... 778-4891
Bob Wolter ........ 727-1883


BAY WATCH CONDO. Beautiful 2BR/
2BA bayfront complex. Spacious open
floor plan, turnkey furnished. Intracoastal
view with private boat and fishing dock.
Opportunity to own an excellent invest-
ment property. $174,900. Elizabeth
Andricks 778-4800. MLS 34463









ANNA MARIA ISLAND HOME Spa-
cious 3BR/3BA open floor plan, hard-
wood floors, fireplace, screened bal-
cony. Boat ramp and dock, large enough
to accommodate sailboat. No bridges to
Tampa Bay. All this for $375,000. Eliza-
beth Andricks 778-4800. MLS 324547


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S Remember ... we have rear vacation rentals available.
Call \alerie Kruse at '-8-665 for more information.


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ESTATE SALE!
Offering nice CANAL HOME with 2BR/2BA in Bay
Palms! Features open living area with living room off
Florida room, nice kitchen with built-ins and master
bedroom includes den ideal for computer set up.
Seawall rebuilt and new dock installed 1997 and
new Trane air/heat system. A few cosmetics will go
a long way. Situated just seconds to open end of
canal. Reduced price $210,000.

Offering nice duplexes and "near Gulf" properties.
Call for further details. All great rentals.



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


IF YOU WANT TO BUY OR SELL
WATERFRONT PROPERTY ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
CALL DON & KAREN SCHRODER.
Our sales record speaks for itself. Six-month sales include:
102 Tern Dr ............ Canalfront........ Selling and Buying Agents
501 68th St............. Canalfront....................... Selling Agents
533 70th St. ............ Canalfront....................... Selling Agents
259 Gladiolus ......... Canalfront.... Selling and Buying Agents
2118 Ave. E.............. Gulffront ....................... Selling Agents
609 Baronet Ln....... Canalfront....................... Selling Agents
610 Hampshire Ln.. Canalfront....................... Buying Agents
502 Bay Dr. S. .......... Bayfront ........................ Selling Agents
616 Baronet Ln......... Bayfront ....................... Under Contract
TO SELL YOUR PROPERTY NOW, CALL US!
I DON & KAREN SCHRODER
RE/MAX Gulfstream Realty
941-778-2200


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RB PAGE 32 JUNE 23, 1999 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


No. 0613
LE PUZZLE r2 3 4 5 I6 I '- i- 1 11 1 13-I

BY RICH NORRIS / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ I I I I I I I I I I


ACROSS
1 Eritrea's capital
7 Heart
contraction
14 "The-
Williams Show"
of 1960's TV
18 Bearers of calves
19 Many a
Floridian
20 Dressed (up)
21 Alaska denizens
23 Fiasco at the
bar?
25 Trial
26 Rural tracts
28 Lecterns
29 Hosts
30 Minimally
32 The Baron, of
college
basketball
34 Bleaching
solution
35 Maximum
36 Direct
38 Jupiter and
others
40 "Dream-Land"
poet
41 Conscription
problem?
43 City or province
of Spain
47 Ornamental
attire
48 Dick
49 Fire


50 Crepe de Chine,
e.g.
52 Actor Erwin
53 "- fliegende
Hollander"
(Wagner opera)
55 Part of a
classical trio
57 Inexpensive
cigar
59 Black
61 A little knight
life?
65 Actress
Benaderet
66 Desktop
problem
68 Unconventional
69 Effective
71 Pop musician
Ocasek
72 Tom's fishing
gear?
75 Sound units
76 They can be
twisted
78 Nerve opening?
79 Bubblehead
81 It's bigger than a
med.
82 Lighten up?
83 "Le Coq-"
84 Summit
gatherers, for
short
86 Locale in the
game Clue
88 Lampoons
91 Pop stars turned
versifiers?
95 Publisher
Ballantine


96 How to give a
reprimand
98 nous
99 Unruffled
102 PC component
103 Kid's ball
material
105 "Leaving Las
Vegas" actress
106 Opening at an
opening
107 March
109 River to the
Colorado
111 Inuit: Abbr.
112 Little laughter
while still on the
runway?
115 Suggest
117 Dentist's request
118 Column feature
119 Amazed
onlooker, e.g.
120 Vaulted church
area
121 Yields
122 Yield
DOWN
1 Opposite of
smooth
2 Marksman
3 Did some quick
metalwork?
4 Ryan's "Love
Story" co-star
5 "Get-!"
6 Poser
7 S.A.T. takers
8 Shrill cry
9 Cop's contact


10 Do some
craftwork
11 Saturnalias
12 Princess who
observed the
Force
13 Yet, in poems
14 Ancient Incan
capital
15 Cooper's tools
16 Sign a new lease
17 Summer quaffs
20 Became faint
22 Fahd, forone
24 Stench
27 Light arrays
31 Fallback
position
33 Diving
maneuver
35 Very soon after
37 A.C.L.U.
concerns: Abbr.
39 Infant's need,
for short
42 Oft-framed
document
43 Grande,
Ariz.
44 Bear, in Bolivia
45 Hypothesis
about the origin
of bracelets?
46 Property
recipient, in law
49 "The Life of the
Insects"
playwright
51 Poet who wrote
"A thing of
beauty is ajoy
for ever"


52 Steinbeck's
birthplace
54 Light brown
55 Union locale
56 Cougar, briefly
57 60's-70's
hallucinogen
58 Yardarm
attachments
59 Jettison
60 Cigar end?
62 Judicious
63 1984 Peace Prize
recipient


64 Some deer
67 Replies of
confusion
70 Spray
alternatives
73 Queue
before Q
74 End of a trip
77 Actor Cariou
80 H. Rider
Haggard
adventure
83 Buggy terrain
84 According to


85 "Buddenbrooks" 100 Formal jackets
author 101 Put out
87 RueMorgue 104 Dentist's
culprit suggestion
89 One of the 106 City on the
Lennon sisters Yamuna River
90 Filled 107 So
91 Show 108 Surveyor's work
92 Full of feeling 110 Architectural
93 One on a board pier
94 Pleasure-- 113 11-member
19th-century
96 Benchwarmers org.
97 Lozenge 114 MS.preparers
99 Old money 116 Vocal objection


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