<%BANNER%>

Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992) ( June 30, 1999 )

PRIVATE ITEM Digitization of this item is currently in progress.
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00074389/00546

Material Information

Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Uniform Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Creator: Islander
Publisher: Bonner Joy
Creation Date: June 30, 1999

Subjects

Genre: newspaper   ( sobekcm )
newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Manatee -- Anna Maria
Coordinates: 27.530278 x -82.734444 ( Place of Publication )

Record Information

Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
System ID: UF00074389:00789

Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00074389/00546

Material Information

Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Uniform Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Creator: Islander
Publisher: Bonner Joy
Creation Date: June 30, 1999

Subjects

Genre: newspaper   ( sobekcm )
newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Manatee -- Anna Maria
Coordinates: 27.530278 x -82.734444 ( Place of Publication )

Record Information

Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
System ID: UF00074389:00789

Full Text


FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE


ISLANDER


I bilD


Two Island cities

could reap state

landscape money
Two Island cities could have an extra $10,000 a
year to spend for landscaping along Gulf Drive, com-
pliments of the Florida Department of Transportation.
Regional transportation planners agreed to a DOT
proposal to split up $200,000 a year for landscaping
along state highways in Manatee County beginning in
fiscal year 2003-04. The formula for dividing up the
money means Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach
will get $10,000 if officials there go through the grant
process to request the funds.
Anna Maria, lacking any state road, won't benefit
from the DOT landscape funding.
Any plantings must meet DOT state roadway
standards.
In Bradenton Beach, the landscape money could be
used anywhere along Gulf Drive. In Holmes Beach, the
landscaping must be done from Manatee Avenue south
to the city limits along East Bay Drive or Gulf Drive.
The road north of Manatee Avenue is not part of the
state highway system.


Anna Maria

receives grant

to restore pier
By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
Just in time for fireworks, the City of Anna Maria
has another reason to celebrate this weekend.
The grant application to restore the city's historic
landmark pier was approved.
A letter received June 24 sent to Mayor Chuck
Shumard from Mary Ann Lee of the Florida Depart-
menit of 1Fnvironmental Protection states the city has
been approved for a $100,000( matching grant for Anna
Maria Park and Pier.
With this, the pier's structure is well on its way
to being renovated. Public Works Director Phil
Charnock said he's not sure when construction will
begin, but said it may be delayed until after the busy
winter tourist season.
Concerns are shared by elected officials and the
pier's restaurant operator about closing the restau-
rant during renovation, but officials agree they will
make every attempt to keep the restaurant open dur-
ing repairs to the pier's structure.
Charnock said if the city builds a temporary walk-
way to the restaurant, there will be less money to spend
on replacing decking and pilings. At this point, he's not
sure how far the money will stretch, but he hopes to
have sufficient funds to replace the entire length of the
pier.


Bridge repair work

starts in October
Repairs to the Anna Maria Island Bridge at Mana-
tee Avenue could start by October.
Florida Department of Transportation Projects Ad-
ministrator Mary Ellen Maurer said a contractor. Interbay
Marine of Tampa. was selected to do the work June 3.
She said Interbay Marine's contract on the repairs to
the bridge was $963.689. under the budgeted S1.2 million.
Most of the work will be either under or off the
bridge, which links Holmes Beach with Perico Island.
Repairs will include replacing the machine
room, electrical renovations, fender repair and
patching the concrete railing and pilings. The bas-
cule span will also be painted.
DOT officials have said the repairs should not ef-
fect traffic, but there may be intermittent lane closures.
The work should take no more than 90 days.


Save-the-
>1-I Manatee
S,,, poster child?
L _. Florida Department of
Environmental
7, Protection's representative
/ Tom Pitchford of its St.
Petersburg Marine
Research Institute re-
sponded to marina-
resident Lorraine
Murphy's callfor help for
a di.rstressed manatee at
Bradenton Beach Marina.
The manatee was behaving
abnormally, according to
Murphy, who said mother
,i-, /and calf frequent the area
daily, moving toward the
restaurant nightly at 7p.m.
Pitchford quickly deter-
.mined the manatee likely
Ssuferedflomn gas and that
gashes and scars were old
wounds. Infaict, he .said, he
received many distress
vJ.calls in the pa.stfiom the
Lemon Bay area for the
same manatee, i ... 'mii,
for a healed-over stub, the
r remainder of its half-gone
tail. Murphy reported
Stubby gave birth to a calf
at the marina eight months
ago, which Pitc' iford said
-further indicates the
(malnalee'.s good health.



It left, Matt MurphyN points out
Ip',ropel/er-rscarred "Stubby, "
while his ftiiind Ben
.., orrginrsol ofSarasota
Sear'chcs jor her more-illhusive
I 8-month-old caf./:



Holmes Beach waterways


governed by city codes


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Open bodies of water will be considered water-
ways for the purpose of enforcing the city's codes,
Holmes Beach city commissioners recently decided.
"We can exercise no control over open. natural
bodies of water that are outside the perimeter of this
Island, such as Tampa Bay. Anna Maria Sound and the
Gulf." Chairman Roger Lutz said. "But if the body of
water is inside the perimeter of the city. we can exer-
cise jurisdiction over it."
The question arose in a May work session when
Dennis Rauschl. 536 70th St.. asked for permission
to construct a dock extending more than 20 feet
from his seawall.
Rauschl said he wants to construct a 34-foot dock
because the water in front of his lot is shallower than
the adjacent lots due to silting from tidal flow in the
channel. At low tide his boat sits on the bottom, he said.
His lot is on Bimini Bay. which is open, natural
water as opposed to a man-made canal. The dock
will not interfere with navigation, because there's
400 to 500 feet of open water across that part of
Bimini Bay. he maintained.
However. Assistant Public Works Supervisor Bill
Saunders pointed out that the city's ordinances only
refer to waterways and do not speak to open, natural
bodies of water. He asked commissioners to decide


whether the codes apply to the city's four open, natu-
ral bodies of water Jones Bayou, which is sur-
rounded by another open body of water Sportsman's
Harbor, Watson's Bayou and Bimini Bay.
Saunders said the city codes that govern waterways
include sections on regulating construction over
PLEASE SEE WATERWAY, NEXT PAGE

The Islander Bystander classified
advertising office will be open
until noon Monday, July 5. The
office will be closed July 3.






SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Opinions......................................................... 6
Those Were the Days .................................. 7
Island street map ..................................... 16-17
Streetlife .............. ......... ......... ....... 18
Crossword puzzle.................................... 19
Sports Rap .................. ....... ....... 20
Anna Maria Island tides ............................. 22


THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND


JUNE 30, 1999






It PAGE 2 K JUNE 30, 1999 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


ISLANDERS: 'HAVE A FUN FOURTH'


Parade, festival

this weekend
By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Reversing its traditional path, the Anna Maria Is-
land Fourth of July Privateer parade will go north to
south this year to wind up at the first Independence Day
celebration on Bridge Street.
This is the first two-day Fourth of July event spon-
sored by the Anna Maria Island Privateers, Islander
John Swager noted. He is past president of the Priva-
teers, a civic organization dedicated to youth services.
Swager said past parades have begun at Coquina
Beach at the southern tip of the Island and headed north
to Bayfront Park in Anna Maria City. This year it will
form at Bayfront and end at Coquina before dispersing
to participate in the Bridge Street celebration in
Bradenton Beach.
The parade starts at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 3, and
will wind through all three Island cities. It's not defined
strictly as a parade, Swager said, because it's on a state
road and a parade would bring complications. So Pri-
vateers refer to it as a "procession."
He expects 30 to 40 riding units to participate, but
no foot traffic because of the distance covered. Many


July Fourth will be ushered in with a bang July 3
at the Beach House restaurant in Bradenton Beach.
The traditional Fourth of July-eve fireworks
display should start a little after 9:30 p.m., said
restaurant manager Rebecca Shannon. As in past
years, the display will be fired off by Islander Jim
Taylor of Taylor-Made Pyrotechnical Entertain-
ment and Taylor-Made Marine from a barge an-
chored offshore of the restaurant, located at 200
Gulf Drive N.
VIP tables on the beach can be reserved in ad-
vance with a fee that includes a pig roast, buffet and
beer and wine, Shannon said.
New this year, table reservations will be ac-
cepted inside the restaurant starting at 8 p.m., but
with a fee of $50 for the convenience.
As to the fireworks, Shannon said the 40-minute
display "will be bigger and better than ever before."
And if you miss the Beach House fireworks,


of the participants will have registered by Saturday
morning, but others take part every year and just sign
up at parade time. The Privateers need waivers signed
for liability purposes and they will have forms available


Boat race festivities under way, too


Sarasota's biggest summer event takes to the Gulf
this weekend as the 15th Annual Suncoast Offshore
Grand Prix begins one more time.
On Thursday, July 1, the big parade down Main
Street in Sarasota takes place at 7 p.m. This year, much
of Main Street will be closed at 5 p.m.
After the parade, what is billed as the World's
Largest Offshore Party takes place at the Hyatt, 1000
Blvd. of the Arts. There is a $10 admission.
Friday begins "Powerboats by the Bay" at Van
Wezel, 10th Street and U.S. 41 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
There's continuous live entertainment, a slew of boats and
crews on display, lots of food, drink and race souvenirs.
The Miss Offshore Bikini Contest preliminaries are at 6
p.m. Admission is free, but leave coolers and pets at home.
Saturday, July 3, brings the World Kilo Speed Runs
off the Sarasota Bayfront from 8 a.m. to noon. Boats in
this event set world record speeds most years. Best view-
ing is at USF/New College or the Ringling Museums.
"Powerboats by the Bay" continues from 11 a.m.


Waterways
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
waterways, portions of waterways that are available for
construction, berthing facilities in canal basins and
boathouses in waterways.
"I think natural bodies of water are included in the
definition of waterways and waterways are included in
the definition of natural bodies of water," Lutz said.
Commissioners agreed with Lutz and asked the
city attorney to draft a clarification to the code.
Rauschl said he accepts the commission's decision
and asked for recommendations to address his problem.
Commissioner Don Maloney suggested that
Rauschl angle the dock so it could be longer than 20
feet but would not extend more than 20 feet from the
seawall.
Saunders said that solution would be acceptable to
the building department.


to 9 p.m. Another round of bikini contest preliminar-
ies will take place at 3 p.m., with the finals held at 6
p.m. Again, it's free.
Sunday, July 4, is Offshore Grand Prix Day, begin-
ning at 11 a.m. There will be three heats, based on size of
boat, and number of laps will vary depending on the heat.
Prime viewing is available anywhere along Lido or Siesta
keys. After the race, at 4 p.m., is the Victory Circle at the
Sarasota Quay where winners will be announced.


you can always catch the annual July Fourth show
at the Green Bridge over the Manatee River in
Bradenton on July 4, also put on by Taylor.

Cortez Lady cruises
on holiday weekend
"Fireworks cruises" aboard the Cortez Lady, a
cruise boat moored in Cortez, are scheduled for Sat-
urday and Sunday evenings, July 3 and 4.
The Lady is to shove off at 7:30 p.m. and return
at 10 o'clock both days. They'll cruise offshore of
the Beach House in Bradenton Beach for sunset en-
joyment and fireworks on the 3rd, and to the Green
Bridge at the Manatee River in Bradenton on the
Fourth of July.
A full galley and cash bar are available, said the
vessel's operators. Tickets are $15 each. Reserva-
tions may be made and details obtained at 761-9777.


at staging area for late comers.
The organization is planning a new feature, a fish-
ing event for children, Swager said. It will be part of the
two-day program for the Bridge Street celebration.
Also scheduled are several other events targeting
youngsters, such as a dunk tank and moon walk.
There will be plenty for adults to do, too, Swager
promised arts and crafts booths, nonprofit orga-
nizations' booths, merchant specials and food and
beverages.
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 center programs and
other causes devoted to young people, said Swager.


Cortez crash
Emergency Medical Services and West Manatee Fire District personnel attend Michael Kessler, 20, of
Sarasota following a head-on collision Thursday, June 24, in Cortez. According to Florida Highway Patrol
Trooper Barbara Ehrhart, Kessler was headed west on Cortez Road and as he approached 123rd Street Court
West, his late-model BMW went left of the center line and struck the left front of a 1994 Oldsmobile headed
east. At least two people were taken to hospitals, one was flown by Ba)flite to Ba)front Medical Center. The
driver of the Oldsmobile was Lora Lee Swain, 34, of Sarasota and her passenger was Bradenton resident
Hilda Craig, in her 90s, Ehrhart said. Charges are pending due to conflicting accounts of the crash, Ehrhart
said. Islander Photo: Paul Roat


Fireworks 'bigger, better than ever' July 3


NOTICE:

The Islander Bystander office will be closed Saturday, July 3. It will
be open until noon on Monday, July 5, to accept classified advertising line ads for
items for sale, services, rentals and real estate, etc. Ads must be submitted no later than Monday
noon July 5, for the July 7 edition.
Classified advertising must be mailed or placed in person with payment. The Islander Bystander accepts fax orders for
classified advertising with MasterCard or Visa payment. Fax to (941) 778-9392 with complete information including credit card
number, expiration and telephone contact information. Information: 778-7978. Office: 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.


I





THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER E JUNE 30, 1999 0 PAGE 3 IE


Another boat up in smoke


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria Island has seen a rash of burning boats
lately, both on the Gulf of Mexico and bay side. The
latest occurred around 2:30 p.m. Thursday, June 24,
when the engine of a 45-foot cabin cruiser overheated
approximately 10 miles off shore.
It's the third boat in three months to catch fire, and
the second boat this month.
The thick smoke, resembling a tornado, could be
seen on the Island from miles around.
Louis Akerman, a machine technician with the
U.S. Coast Guard Cortez station, said he's been em-
ployed for three years and has only seen two other fires.
"It's unusual how frequently they've been occur-
ring," he said.
Two boats from Cortez station were out in the Gulf
three hours attending the fire, Akerman said.
He reported that three people aboard "Double or
Nothing" were not hurt. Devere Monson, 58, Dennis
Prinz, 57, and Troy Montegue, 9, were rescued by a
nearby boat and taken to Coast Guard Station Cortez.
On June 2, a 43-foot cabin cruiser "The Kissin'
Cousin" was spotted on fire with two persons aboard
in the Intracoastal Waterway just south of the Anna
Maria Island Bridge. No one was injured in that inci-
dent.
On April 7, an electrical short started a fire aboard
the 65-foot yacht "Bella Veloce." Five people were
evacuated without injury. The incident occurred two
miles north of the Anna Maria Island Bridge, near the
sight where "The Kissin' Cousin" started on fire.


.. ~ ..- -. . '-



*; "'- -B B


From aboard his personal watercraft, 13-year-old
John Huntington of Holmes Beach and Brandon was
able to get a closer look at a 45-foot boat burning in
the Gulf Thursday, June 23.


The boat, "Double or Nothing," sunk 10 miles
offshore after its hull burned. It's three passengers,
residents ofMarco Island, were rescued. Huntington
sped to the scene with brother Tom, 15, and a buddy,
Sebastian Paul, 16, of Lakeland. Islander Photos:
Courtesy of John Huntington


Bridge closed this week in Anna Maria


The Crescent Drive bridge in Anna Maria will
be closed to all vehicular, pedestrian and bicycle
traffic from 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 30, to ap-
proximately 5 p.m. Friday, July 2.
The bridge closure is to repair the bridge deck.


Traffic will be detoured via North Bay Boule-
vard and North Shore Drive.
There may be closures next week as well, ac-
cording to Anna Maria City Public Works Admin-
istrative Assistant Anne Beck.


Anna Maria City
7/1, 7:30 p.m., Commission budget work session
Anna Maria City Hall, 1005 Gulf Drive,
778-0781.
Bradenton Beach
7/1, 7 p.m., Commission meeting
7/2, 9 a.m., Commission work session on public
works department review and library clerk
7/6, Commission work session on recycling and
hazardous waste
7/7, Commission work session on charter review
and employee job description
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.
Holmes Beach
7/7, 7 p.m., Parks and Beautification Advisory
Board
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.
Holiday closings
The following will be closed July 5:
City offices in Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach,
Holmes Beach and Longboat Key.
Administrative offices of the
Anna Maria/West Side Fire District.
Island Branch Library and
Tingley Memorial Library.
Waste Management garbage and recycling
collection regularly scheduled for Monday,
July 5, will take place Saturday, July 3.
The Islander Bystander classified advertising
office will be open until noon Monday, July 5.
The office will be closed July 3.

AGENDA
Bradenton Beach
July 1, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Agenda: delinquent sanitation bill discussion, library
resolution discussion, Island Transportation Planning
Organization rules and procedures and interlocal
agreement discussion, Islandwide post-disaster reso-
lution discussion, streets and roads department ve-
hicle purchase discussion, and public comment.


in Our Country,

tride In Our Work


l 11py 4th of July!

o air conditioning andplumbing better than anyone.


SS NCE 1982

LIAU b II


1999 P'a78 -O:
AWARDS!

778-0773


1 J I I~ I r I:eeh w I{


It's Hard To Stop A Trane


A DRUG FREE
WORKPLACE
V14


Voted



'BEST NEW



RESTAURANT'



















Bistro



at Island's End
At the end of Gulf Drive
at Pine Avenue
Anna Maria 779-2444


LIC #CACO 56298
LIC #RF0047797


~'''
,.
-...


''
.1.
..
-, ~ - ''~







I-j3 PAGE 4 K JUNE 30, 1999 E THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Anna Maria City Pier subject of lawsuit


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
Alfred Lloyd Haines was severely hurt while walk-
ing on the Anna Maria City Pier in December 1996.
According to the complaint filed in the 12th Judi-
cial Circuit Court, Haines was hurled forward on the
pavement after his right foot became trapped under an
unsecured plank at the entrance to the pier.
Haines and his wife Mary are suing the City of
Anna Maria and Anna Maria Oyster Bar Inc. for inju-
ries he sustained from the fall.
A lawsuit for damages exceeding $15,000 was
filed May 26 by Paul & Singer, a Tampa law firm.
In addition to numerous bruises, scratches and
scrapes Haines received, his right shoulder, elbow and
hip were fractured.
According to the complaint, Haines can't walk
very far without the aid of a cane and continues to have
pain in his shoulder when he moves his arm.
On the night of the incident, Haines was taken to
Blake Medical Center where he was stabilized for a few
days before being transported by air to Toronto General
Hospital, Toronto, Canada. He stayed there two weeks.
The complaint alleges the city had a contractual
duty to perform the required monthly inspections and
the tenant was bound to the terms of the lease to main-
tain the pier in a safe condition.
It further states, any unsafe conditions noted in the
written monthly inspection reports from the city should
have been repaired by the tenant.
In addition, the complaint alleges the restaurant
had only half the required liability insurance. The lease
requires the tenant to maintain a $2 million policy.
The last pier inspection report was made in No-
vember 1995 because, according to Public Works Di-
rector Phil Charnock, Mayor Chuck Shumard directed
him to discontinue formal inspections.
Anna Maria city commissioners are in the process
of drafting a lease which they intend to present to the
restaurant operator for the start of negotiations.
The 12-year lease expires in September and the
new draft transfers maintenance responsibility for the
pier's structure from the tenant to the city.


ANNA MARIA OYSTER BAR


I IIIST)ORI: ANNA MARIA CITY PIER







|I-I i


^x ^. .





A loose board on the pier allegedly caused a trip-and-fall accident in 1996. Islander Photo: Bonner Futch


City gets $24,000-plus reimbursement


Bradenton Beach officials are faced with a delight-
ful dilemma: a check from the federal government for
$24,007, and no clue as to how to spend it.
Police Lt. John Cosby told city commissioners the
city finally received a reimbursement check from the
Federal Emergency Management Agency for expenses
incurred during the city's evacuation of Hurricane
Georges last year. He proposed spending some of the
money on new police radios and on the city's share of
an Islandwide disaster mitigation strategy.
But commissioners balked at spending the funds


for those purposes, opting instead to place the money
in the city's general fund for spending next year after
the commission goes through its annual budget work-
shops next month.
Commissioners did agree to take $900 from the
FEMA funds for its share of an Island-shared satellite
phone and service that will allow the three Island cit-
ies and the fire district to communicate with the out-
side world in the event of a bad hurricane and the an-
ticipated communications blackout of regular or cel-
lular telephone service.


Do you have questions about cremation?
Our new booklet What you should know about cremation explains
all aspects of the cremation process and talks about the wide range
of memorial options available to commemorate a rife lived.
To receive your free copy, call us at 778-4480 or send us this coupon.





F';'.W. H'/.en cring more count; SFe m ',
'W/hen caring more counts the most


'-- .s., c- .- -E .. .
Maa To: Grrfrth-Cl;r Pre-Arrangerment Centrr 6JOO Marina Dnve Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
- -.- .- .- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -.-.-.-.-.. .-.-.-. -. -. - -. -.- .- .- - - - - -


Sale NowI
iTn TPrgrs
DSoorsOpen
at 9:00 AM IB






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JUNE 30, 1999 0 PAGE 5 G3

Budget deliberations begin in Bradenton Beach


By Paul Roat
The police chief wants $121,000 for renovations to
the police department building.
The public works director says if the city is look-
ing to start a recycling program, he'll need about
$66,000.
And the city auditor says this will be a "very tight
budget year" for Bradenton Beach.
Those are the outtakes from the first budget work-
shop for fiscal year 1999-00. Department heads briefed
city commissioners on their proposed spending plans
for the next year, which begins in October.
Everyone is working with only half the equation
needed to work out the budget, though. Revenue projec-
tions aren't in yet, and probably won't be until mid-July,
putting a crunch on city staff and commissioners since a
proposed tax rate has to be submitted by July 31.
Auditor Joyce Pascuzzi said the loss of the one-
cent sales tax revenue for next year's budget will mean
that most big-ticket items for the city will probably
have to be funded by property-tax dollars. Adding to
the tight budget is the projected loss to the city of
$8,288 in Florida Power & Light franchise fees.
Another loss may come through implementation of
a constitutional amendment that grants additional ex-
emptions to older residents of low income. That poten-
tial loss could amount to $7,400 next year for
Bradenton Beach.
Nonetheless, department heads have proposed their
bare-bones budgets to the commission, with a few ex-
tras thrown in. Most budgets call for basic, carved-in-
stone salary increases, with salaries by far the largest
part of the city's overall budget.
As in past years, the police department has the big-
gest budget with 10 personnel, nine of them sworn of-
ficers. Police Chief Sam Speciale is requesting
$528,647 for fiscal year 1999-00, up about $25,000
from the current year, or an approximate five percent
increase.
He is also requesting $120,747 to renovate the
police station inside and out. The work would be done
in three phases: inside, outside and landscaping,
Special said, with funds available from what's left of


the infrastructure funding from the city's share of a
five-year, one-cent sales tax.
Public Works Director Buddy Watts is in charge of
several budgets. In streets and roads, he proposes a
$235,047 budget, up about 12 percent from the current
budget year. Watts is also proposing hiring an addi-
tional employee in that department.
For sanitation the garbage collection division of
the city Watts is proposing a $233,054 budget, up
three percent from the current spending plan. Salaries
and landfill costs make up most of this budget. The
sanitation department is funded through garbage fees
from trash pickup citywide.
The big addition in sanitation would occur if city
commissioners decide to follow Watts' suggestion and
begin implementation of a recycling center at north
Coquina Beach. Refitting a garbage truck, landscaping,
containers for recyclables and other equipment would
cost $65,800, Watts estimates. Commissioners will
discuss the recycling issue during a special work ses-
sion July 6.
Parks and recreation department shows a reduction
for the next year's budget, from $10,880 down to
$6,380. The drop is due to most of the parks needing
only maintenance this year, with major plantings and


Anna Maria is pursuing a grant to purchase
property between Spring and Magnolia avenues on
South Bay Boulevard from the Lardas family,
which is asking $1.75 million for its 3.8 acres of
land.
In a June 23 article titled "Another park sought
in Anna Maria," it was reported the City of Anna
Maria is pursuing a $100,000 grant to purchase
land valued at $175,000.
Public Works Director Phil Charnock said the
city adjusted its grant application to $2.2 million.
A grant is being applied for through the "Florida


beautification accomplished during the current year.
Administration is the only department in the city
that showed a significant reduction between the current
and upcoming fiscal years. City Clerk Pat Grizzle's
budget, which includes mayor and commission sala-
ries, is currently $300,510. She proposes to drop it to
$267,771, an 11 percent decrease. The decrease is due
to the departure of long-time city clerk Alice Baird and
subsequent salary reductions for clerk positions and
lower costs for computer programs.
Building Official Roger Titus is proposing a
$133,636 budget for 1999-00, up seven percent from
the current budget. The building department's budget
is derived from permit fees and fines, not general rev-
enue funds, and auditor Pascuzzi warned that without
any new, big building projects on the horizon there may
have to be some reallocation within this department in
the upcoming year.
The 1998-99 budget is $1.93 million. The 1997-98
budget was $1.53 million. The property tax rate has not
changed for the past two years, remaining at 2.5508
mills. A mill is $1 for every $1,000 of assessed prop-
erty value, less any exemptions.
Projected taxable value for Bradenton Beach is
$164,559,487 as of June 1.


Forever" program.
An extension of Preservation 2000, the pro-
gram has $3 billion available to preserve and limit
over-development in Florida. The city hopes to
make it a park.
Charnock says he met with Sofia and Steve
Lardas on June 15. He said the family is support-
ing the city's attempt to purchase the property and
has.ceased developing the land until the city gets
word on its grant application.
Charnock said it would be October before the
status of the application is known.


Fourth of July Sidewalk Sale

THURSDAY-MONDAY JULY 1-5

SAVINGS UP TO 50 %
ON SELECTED MERCHANDISE



AMI WEST
ANNA MARIA ISLAND, FLORIDA
Sportswear, Swimwear and Accessories
ALEXIS SHOPPING PLAZA
9801 GULF DRIVE ANNA MARIA. FLORIDA 778-6877 (2 blocks south of the Sondbca,


FiA 50% OFF
BASICLINENSFORLESS FLAX SALE GOING ON NOW!


That's more like it


I








P JUNE 30, 1999 E THE ISLANDER BYSTANr'P


I OUR OPINIO-]j


Fancy that ...
Anna Maria city commissioners last week coughed
up a $29,000 annual salary for its new clerk a fig-
ure which might as easily have been picked from the
sky, or the pumpkin patch.
With no salary schedule, no step plan and no plans
for either, the commission agreed to the mayor's rec-
ommended salary for the city's former building depart-
ment administrative assistant.
It amounted to an almost $10,000 raise and a
power struggle between Mayor Chuck Shumard and
commissioners, orchestrated by quasi-mayor/Public
Works Director Phil Charnock.
Meanwhile, Bradenton Beach promoted its six-
year deputy clerk on the retirement of its clerk, adver-
tised for a new entry-level clerk and did so by abiding
by its set salary guidelines without hoopla or deri-
sive discussions.
Anna Maria has also employed a seemingly expen-
sive $12 per hour temporary employee since tur-
moil was set off by the sudden resignation of its clerk
in March.
The "temp" is apparently not authorized to perform
duties beyond answering the phone. Such simple tasks
as providing easily accessed records or faxing prepared
agenda information must await other officials, adding
to the frustration of dealing with city hall.
It took the city from June 8 to June 14 to respond
to a request for legal expenses from one of its citiznes
- a time frame termed "excessive" in public records
law guidelines.
Last budget season the mayor met resistance from
citizens and at least one commissioner for requesting
raises randomly for employees.
Holmes Beach has in place a step plan for its em-
ployees, allowing for starting salaries, job descriptions,
pay raise increments and raises for meeting qualifica-
tions such as clerk certification.
Will Anna Maria take this lesson and move for-
ward to a step plan for employees?
Apparently, all residents can do is vote.

Happy Fourth of July
If only we could enjoy the Fourth of July without
the inevitable traffic gridlock.
If only it would be a safe holiday, absent of inci-
dent or injury.
If only the rain would hold off, the temperature
would stay below 90 degrees and a cool breeze would
blow from offshore.
If only watermelons were pickles.
Have a safe and happy birthday celebration
America.



ISLANDERS a Vl I
JUNE 30, 1999 VOLUME 7, NUMBER 33
V Publisher and Editor
Bonner Futch
V Editorial
Paul Roat, News Editor
June Alder
Pat Copeland
Jack Egan
David Futch
Jim Hanson
Susan K. Kesselring
V Contributors
Gib Bergquist
Doug Dowling
Cynthia Finn
Mary Fulford Green
Capt. Mike Heistand
Charmaine Engelsman-Robins
Edna Tiemann
V Advertising Sales
Rebecca Barnett
Kim Durocher
V Advertising Services
Classified Advertising
and Accounting
Tracey Powers
V Production Graphics
Carrie Price
Elaine Stroili
V Distribution
Rob Ross
Mary Stockmaster

N 1995-99 '



Single copies free. Quantities of five or more: 25 cents each.
1999 Editorial, Sales and Production Offices:
Island Shopping Center, 5404 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach FL 34217
E-mail: islander@packet.net
FAX 941 778-9392 PHONE 941 778-7978


SLICK By Egan


eII YOR I


Shocked, embarrassed
I was rather shocked to read in your paper that an
Island public official of the non-elected, salaried kind
would have a sign in his office making fun of poor
people. Granted, I wasn't surprised. Just shocked.
He states, "Welfare should be as hard to get as a
building permit," as reported in the June 23 edition of
The Islander Bystander.
To quote Rosemary Fleck of Anna Maria also
in the June 23 issue, letters to the editor "Who are
these people? The rich are ruthless. the poor are pow-
erless. What has happened to this island? Greed and
ignorance. Shame on you."
Heaven forbid this salaried public official should
insult his paymasters with a sign on his office wall
concerning the rich man's own welfare gambit.
Bankruptcy should be as hard to get as a building
permit.
Doug Dowling, Anna Maria (and embarrassed
about it)

Spare us
This is in response to your "Our Opinion" editorial
published May 19 entitled "Crosthwait tourney gives
fishing a black eye."
I was the chairman of the 1999 Crosthwait Memo-
rial Tournament. The committee of volunteers who
hosts the event takes offense to what we perceive as an
inaccurate and misguided attempt to mislead the pub-
lic regarding our tournament. We find it difficult to un-
derstand why such a poorly researched and uninformed
"opinion" should be published.
If you were familiar with the tournament's history,
you would know that the Crosthwait was the leader in
promoting catch and release tournaments on this coast.
You would know that a vast majority of the inshore fish
have always been released after weighing. You would
know that all inedible species have been banned from
the tournament for some time. You would know that
for the past several years, many of the snook harvested
by the tournament were taken at the request of the
Department of Environmental Protection for research
purposes, who considers the tournament is main source
of data for some of the most vital scientific research
programs done on snook, ever.


If you were familiar with the tournament rules and
marine biology, you would know that our format has
become a prototype for several tournaments on the
coast, none of which you mention in your "opinion."
You would know that the live release of pelagic and
deep-water species is always difficult, at best. You
would know more about the local permit fishery, its
history, and the effect of harvesting the few the tour-
nament did would have on it. You would know that
rules are rules and neither the billfishermen's or the
great young snook angler's fish which you mention
were eligible in the tournament. They both understood
that at the time and were justifiably proud of their
catches nonetheless.
Finally, if you were more in tune and familiar with
the people that participate in and put on the tournament,
you would know that they number among many of the
best conservationists and fishermen in the state of
Florida. You would know that they strive to protect the
environment you say they harm, because it means so
very much to them. You would know that they and
their families will continue to fish as the law allows
them to. because it is part of the lure and history that
is our community, and it's part of the way they live.
They eat the fish they harvest which are taken within
the confines of the strictest conservation laws in
Florida's history.
There is more to fishing than the pursuit of suste-
nance, and there is more to Crosthwait than you per-
ceived. Please spare us and your readers future mis-
guided and poorly informed attacks. We would encour-
age you to promote your own "Polaroid tournament"
rather than critique what you don't understand. Tour-
naments are a lot of hard work. As for us. we will con-
tinue to present the oldest and most prestigious fishing
event on the West Coast of Florida for the benefit of the
sportfishing community. a group whom we feel certain
we understand a bit better than you do.
W. Wade Thompson, Bradenton

Have your say
The Islander Bystander welcomes and encourages
your letters to the Editor.
Mail or drop your letters to Editor, The Islander
Bystander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach 34217.


OM PAGE 6






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JUNE 30, 1999 U PAGE 7 IQ


THOSE WERE THIE AYS
Part 5, A Soldier's Story
by June Alder


S... -..t ..........k .S i.. ._ --

LUSITANIA SUNK BY A SUBMARINE, PROBABLY 1,260 DEAD;
TWICE TORPEDOED OFF IRISH COAST; SINKS IN 15 MINUTES;
CAPT. TURNER SAVED, FROHMAN AND VANDERBILT MISSING;
WASHINGTON BELIEVES THAT A GRAVE CRISIS IS AT HAND

i -,:" .,u ,,, .7 .. . .








.... . ..i..a r.. .r.- ... r .dl -


1,198 lives, turned the American people against the German nation.


STORMY PASSAGE
STORMY PASSAGE


At 11 p.m. on the second day of
December 1917 a troop train chugged
out of Washington, D.C.'s Union Sta-
tion and seven hours later deposited sev-
eral hundred soldiers at the principal
government dockyard in Jersey City,
N.J.
There they boarded the government
ferry Grand Republic for the short trip
up the Hudson River to Hoboken where
two troop transports were waiting. Both
were confiscated German liners.
According to the meticulously kept
diary of Will Austin, friend of Clair
Jones of Anna Maria Key, their outfit -
Company E, Second Battalion, Sixth
Engineers was assigned to the Huron
(formerly the Frederic deGrosse). It
would carry 2,300 doughboys and six
generals to France.
The First Battalion was to sail in
style on the luxury liner George Wash-
ington so named by the German gov-
ernment in pre-war times when it was a
great favorite of American travelers to
Europe. It could accommodate 7,000
troops.*
The convoy left New York harbor
the night of Dec. 6, heading southward
to avoid the German submarines infest-
ing the Atlantic. For the next four days
the ships traveled their zigzag courses in
calm seas. In the tropics Will marveled
at the sunsets, though to Clair they
couldn't rival Anna Maria's.
One night a hot gale that swept in
from the south turned the sea into a vast
cauldron of heaving billows.
"Nearly everyone is seasick except
Clair and me, so we engineers have to
do all the guard duty," Will wrote.
When bright skies came again, the
men did calisthenics on deck and played
cards. At night the ship was dark, smok-
ing on deck was forbidden. Boredom
made the days long and tempers short
Then, on Dec. 17, almost within
sight of the shores of France, a vicious
storm hit.
Will Austin described it afterwards
in his diary:
"A terrible storm struck the Bay of
Biscay, or 'Sailor's Grave,' as it is bet-
ter known. I was on guard that night, got
a drenching and damaged my arm.
Ruined my rifle.
"One sailor went overboard from


Destroyer 38 and was lost. One went
overboard from our escort, the cruiser
Montana, but was picked up after being
in the water 20 minutes.
"One gun crew (four men) from
our ship was lost and six men of the
Sixth Engineers. Twelve lifeboats were
smashed to bits and we went without
food for 36 hours.
"It was difficult to keep kettles on
stoves or manage utensils of any kind.
And impossible to get dry foods from
the stock: in the hold on account of the
dangers from shifting cargo. During the
night some wires on our ship got en-
tangled, causing a signal from the pilot
house to the engine room to be misin-
terpreted as signaling 'to the boats.'
"Clair (a seasoned seafarer) de-
clared, 'I'm not going. I figure a small
boat wouldn't last 20 minutes in a sea
like this. And I figure I can stay dry
here in my bunk for at least 30 minutes
longer.'
"The storm lasted for three days
and then we had to contend with float-
ing mines that had broken 1oo.s. The
Huron received orders by wireless not
to continue on our course to port be-
cause of danger from the wayward
mines.
"After sailing back and forth in the
Bay of Biscay for some time, on Dec.
20 we finally dropped anchor in the
harbor of St. Marzan at 2:30 p.m. (The
George Washington sailed for another
port; it was too large to enter the locks
at St. Marzan.)"
It was Dec. 23 when the Huron fi-
nally docked. The troops, many of
them sick, were still on shipboard on
Christmas Day. They celebrated the
holiday quietly with divine service and
turkey for dinner.

*The George Washington was the most
famous of the vessels that landed two million
American fighting men in France in i917-18.
A -4-year-old artillery captain, Harry S.
Truman. was a passenger in April 1918. Presi-
dent Woodrow Wilson boarded it with other
delegates bound for the Paris Peace Conference
eight months later.


Next: Welcome to
picturesque France


Man eating chicken escapes again
Once again a man eating chicken has gone unnoticed at Rotten Ralph's. People
were just starting to notice the aroma of "Chicken Italianne" when world-famous
musician Jay Crawford sailed into port, returning from a month-long voyage.
The crowd at Rotten Ralph's was so excited to see Jay that they forgot all about
the "man eating chicken." Coincidentally Jay Crawford will be singing and telling
stories of his voyage at Rotten Ralph's July 1-3 and July 8-10, where live entertain-
ment and "all-you-can-eat" Fish & Chips are featured Monday through Thursday.
When asked if he thought the "man eating chicken" would ever be caught?
Ralph just turned and walked away, shaking his head in disbelief.


JAY CRAWFORD

Thursday, Friday & Saturday
July 1-3 and July 8-10


o ROTTEN RALPH'S

WATERFRONT DINING
0 0 FULL MENU FULL BAR
ROTTEN Open for Lunch and Dinner 7 Days a Week
RALPH'S 902 S. Bay Blvd. at Galati's Marina
oN o a Anna Maria 778-3953




We'd love to mail


you the news!

S We mail The Islander Bystander weekly for a nominal $36 per year.
SIt's the perfect way to stay in touch with what's happening on Anna Maria;
Island. More than 1,200 happy, eager-for-Island-news paid subscribers are
already receiving The Islander Bystander where they live ... from Alaska
0 to Germany and California to Canada.
We bring you all the news about three city governments, community
* happenings, people features and special events ... even the latest real es-
. tate transactions ... everything you need if your "heart is on the Island." We're
the only newspaper that gives you all the news of Anna Maria Island.
The Islander Bystander is distributed free locally. But if you don't live
Here year-round, or if you want to mail the paper ro a friend oir relative,
Please use this form.

S BULK MAIL U.S. SUBSCRIPTIONS (allow 2 weeks for delivery)
S1 One Year: $36 .1 6 Months: S28 3 Months: $18
U.S. FIRST CLASS AND CANADIAN SUBSCRIPTIONS
J One Year: S140 3 6 Months: S87.50 -13 Months: S52
: Single Issue: S3 FIRST CLASS MAIL. U.S. ONLY. Ma/imum Four '/eeks
S Call for mail rates to Europe or other countries.
S MAIL TO:
ADDRESS
CITY STATE ZIP
For credit card payment: 1 -- ~ No.
Exp. Date Name shown on card:
S MAIL START DATE:

ISLANDER ."

THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
I island Shopping Center 5404 Marina Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217
S mmS CHARGE IT BY PHONE:
-- (941) 778-7978 W
i a 0 a 5iX 0 5 0 a a a a a a 5IN ill0il liliNia0a il x i


---






IM PAGE 8 K JUNE 30, 1999 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Sax player takes music to seniors


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
At 88 years old, Suel Holmes can still blow a mean
saxophone.
A couple of times a week during the winter season
Holmes and friends take their traveling road show to
retirement centers to play for folks who don't get
around much anymore.
Whether it's Cole Porter, Glen Miller or Scott
Joplin's ragtime, Holmes says he loves to see the look
on their faces when a song brings back old memories.
"We play music from the 1920s and '30s. That's
what the old ladies like," he said. "I guess what I like
the most about doing this is you play these old tunes -
even little ditties like 'Take Me Out to the Ballgame'
- and you see the memories return. You see them
singing along."
He remembers one woman who looked like she
wanted to be anywhere else but sitting there listening
to some old guys play old music.
"When we finished, she came up to me, kissed me
and turned and walked away without saying anything,"
Holmes said. "That's what makes what I do worth it."
Holmes, lives in Holmes Beach and is no relation
to the town's namesake, has been a musician all his life.
He plays with the RSVP Band, which is part of a na-
tional group associated with the Retired Senior Volunteer
Program. The band consists of a bass player, three saxo-
phonists, two banjos, a piano, a drummer and a singer.
Born in Grand Rapids, Mich., Holmes worked
much of his life as a postal supervisor in his home
town. He moved to Anna Maria Island in 1971, but had
been coming here to visit since the late '50s because his
mother had moved to Bradenton.
Holmes figured he had died and gone to heaven
because he took one look at the Gulf and decided there
had to be a lot of fish out there. Other than music, he


iI


S ,. I


Suel Holmes says his music makes others "young again like me." Islander Photo: David Futch


said he loves fishing.
"We went fishing out of Cortez one day and when we
were coming back in some people on the boat pointed to
an apartment building on the island and said that's where
they lived," he said. "I asked them, 'You mean there are
places on Anna Maria where you can live?'"
It took another dozen or so years for him to get here
and he's never thought of living elsewhere.
"We love being here. It's quiet. It has the camarade-
rie you expect from a small town. There's some quibbling,


but it's not as bad as Anna Maria," Holmes said.
Despite no longer being able to walk and having to
get around in an electric scooter, Holmes goes out of
his way to brighten up the lives of others.
Suel and wife Gerri go out of their way to give
something back to people.
"Songs like 'Ain't She Sweet,' 'Sentimental Jour-
ney' and 'I'm Looking Over a Four-Leaf Clover'
makes a difference in these people's lives," he said. "It
makes them young again like me."


p> B"-Y, -SAY!
.. *


~.4.
.y1-'
*Tr


a
a


ft.


~:


0


.4

4
.4


a

0 *


4

.-


* 0


LaPensee Plumbing, Inc.

778-5622 LIC.RF49191


5362 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach


ilrA lm


Buy it, sell it! Find it in The Islander Bystander


HOLIDAY GARBAGE AND

RECYCLING PICKUP SCHEDULE
Waste Management of Manatee County will not be picking
up garbage or recycling on Monday, July 5, due to
Independence Day. Monday's garbage and recycling will be
picked up on the Saturday prior to July 5, which is July 3.
Thank you and enjoy a safe holiday weekend.




WASTE MANAGEMENT
of Manatee County
For more information, call 753-7591.


SERVING THE ISLANDS 18 YEARS
"Tropical Bugs Need A Tropical Service"
CALL US FOR A FREE ESTIMATE
778-1337 778-1913
State Certified/Licensed
and Insured, Erny Keller,
Island Resident is
Owner-Operator
3010 Avenue C, Suite A,
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Island
PEST CONTROL, INC. -

FULL SERVICE EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR
"Why call for TWO when ONE will do ...?"
EXTERIOR:
Deep Root Dry Fertilization Flea, Ant, Chinch Bug, Mole Cricket Control
We also arrange for irrigation systems & lawn mowing service.
Raccoon Service (removal, relocation) Rodent Extermination
INTERIOR:
Roaches/Ants Guaranteed 6 mo. Fleas Guaranteed 3 mo.

CALL FOR LAWN & HOUSE PROTECTION Guaranteed
!


IISLANDER


:r
s i i


-- !
I---


L' ~L;rt
*3- 1
~s~-! '





THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JUNE 30, 1999 M PAGE 9 IE


Residents sought who need evacuation help


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Do you need help during an emergency?
Island emergency officials are trying to identify
residents who may need help with transportation
during an evacuation.
If you need aid or know a relative or neighbor
who does, officials ask that you fill out a simple reg-
istration form. Forms are available at the three Island
city halls or Anna Maria/West Side Fire District Sta-
tion 1, 6001 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
The form must be mailed to the Manatee County
Emergency Operations Center at the address provided.
All names will be added to the county's master list,
which county emergency officials will keep updated.
"In the past, the Island cities and the fire district
kept the list of district residents with special needs, but
this year the county jumped back in," explained Mary
Stephens, fire district administrative secretary. "They'll
keep the list current and if we have a disaster, they'll
notify the Island Emergency Operations Center."
This kicks in the next phase of the plan con-
tacting residents on the list and arranging for trans-
portation to a shelter, special-needs shelter or a hos-
pital. Representatives of the three Island cities make
the calls from IEOC's disaster headquarters at the
fire station in Holmes Beach.
"We made up a new form our callers will use to
keep track of our special-needs residents," Lt. John
Cosby of the Bradenton Beach Police Department
said. "We want to also know where these people are
being taken after they leave the Island so we can
better inform their family members."
Forms will be color coded so callers know im-
mediately what type of transportation and shelter
each resident needs. Forms will include pick-up and


DEACH 778-4506

iARN "everything for the beach"
S* Shells Gifts Clothing Swimsuits
SInflatables Kites Hats Much more


10% OFF ANY PURCHASE
with this ad
Wide selection of Panama Jack Hats, Sunglasses,
Clothing & Suntan Products. Unusual Gifts & Novelties.
200 Gulf Dr. So. Bradenton Beach (Just north of Coquina Beach)


I-SLANDER


drop-off times.
Residents who need regular transportation to a Fire department
shelter will be picked up by Island police officers and blood pressure site
firefighters and brought to the fire station. Manatee
County Area Transit buses will then transport them to changed on Island
a shelter. County handibuses and ambulances will pick If you're one of 25 to 60 residents who have
up residents who need special assistance. their blood pressure checked weekly by Island
A copy of the special-needs evacuation form will firefighters, take note. The site for the weekly ser-
be maintained at the IEOC and copies will be given to vice has been changed from Walgreens in the Anna
the bus driver. The bus driver will give one copy to the Maria Island Centre to the new Publix market.
shelter manager when he drops off his passengers and Battalion Chief Rich Losek of the Anna
the other to EOC officials. Forms for residents trans- Maria/West Side Fire District announced that
ported by ambulance will be faxed to the EOC. the department's firefighters will be on site ev-
"I feel pretty good about what the county's try- ery Friday from 11 a.m. to noon at Publix, 3900
ing to do this year," Stephens said. "They've gotten East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach.
everybody involved with input and new ideas on "I want to thank the management of
streamlining the whole thing and making sure there Walgreens for letting us use their location during
are no gaps." the construction of the new food store," Losek said.
The IEOC is the only local agency that coordi- Losek said during the summer months,
nates evacuation transportation for its residents, about 25 to 40 residents visit the blood pressure
Stephens noted. There are currently about 200 spe- monitoring site weekly. That number swells to
cial-needs residents in the Anna Maria Fire District 50 or 60 during winter months.
which includes Cortez.

New deputy clerk hired in Bradenton Beach


Nora Idso is the new Bradenton Beach deputy
clerk.
Idso, 49, recently moved to the area from Lenexa,
Kan., where she worked for seven years for Dover El-
evator. She was with the company's electronic data
processing center, where she handled bookkeeping,
payroll and accounts receivable duties.
She and her husband, Terry, live in Bradenton. He
is retired.
"I just love it here," Idso said on her first day at


I I


work in Bradenton Beach.
Idso was hired from a field of 19 applicants for the
position, which pays $18,096 annually. The position
became vacant when Clerk Alice Baird resigned her
and Deputy Clerk Pat Grizzle was promoted to the
city's top clerk position.
"I was very impressed with Nora's organizational
ability and her background," Grizzle said. "Her bookkeep-
ing and people skills will combine perfectly to serve the
citizens and commissioners in Bradenton Beach."


ISLAND RENTAL SERVICE
YOUR ISLAND RENTAL & RETAIL OUTLET!
BabU Needs
Becds
e Bikes
778-1472 Free Bike Delivery




Full-Service Rental
SERVING BRADENTON, ANNA MARIA, AND LONtJGBOAT YLK.
OPEN 7 DAYS MON-SAT 9AM-6PM SUNDAY 10AM-41PM
3214 EAST BAY DR., HOLMES BEACH (NEXT TO SHELL'S RESTAURANT)


54..4i bU D.' a, t ob 1!f*4 .
-, .-.. 941-776-7 .S.



am, till Ak tto poi --


to ehoofe us--^ ~~


Kev;ReO&To-$ o 4 OO.
P4c fly/M4 0.t40 Tli
*P K&yo(S/G'wsyP<
o epe-e wecea4il
'}dHCbe p0/%%ff4*~i O4C~t4UO,
pick6-p oeb .3ioeao, A ou" 4Nk

U 4 to k" 64 pe son
5Z4W* 51
/~.-*^fw^ ^^-'^"''^^ S


aVkni ne =


Choose From The Best Products For Your Body & Mind
Largest Selection of Highest-Quality Vitamins
Herbs Cosmetics Groceries Frozen Foods
Bulk Foods Deli Seafood Produce


pfleblefi Voted 1I Health Food St.,r (,. t~.
by Bradenton Herald reade-
a fe. 3 '.ea in a ro-.

S DCTEOR Ei


SUPERSTORE LOCATIONS -
1 6717 Manatee Ave. W. 795-0478
Open Mon.-Sat 9.30-6
Plaza South (U.S. 41)
A 515314th St W.-753-8902
Open Mon.-Fi. 9-8, Sat 9-5.30
OOl tedar Plaza (S.R. 70)
3110 53rd Ave. E. 756-4372
Great Prices Knowledgeable Staff Open Mon.-Fri. 9-7, Sat 9-530
"The store that will change your life."


I


3


^Fourth of July

CELEBRATIONN
Sponsored by the
Anna Maria Island Privateers

PARADE j -
Saturday -7 July 3 .
Leaves Anna Maria
Bayfront Park at 10 am
and ends at Coquina Beach
BRIDGE STREET FESTIVAL
All Day Saturday and Sunday
JULY 3 G 4
Food -7 Drinks Fun
J- Entertainment by
7 Popular Area Musicians n /,"7

FIREWORKSg -
on the beach Sat. July 3
NO PARKING on Bridge Street
Shuttle available from Designated Areas


I - ---.







EB PAGE 10 M JUNE 30, 1999 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN
GhrJen Centre & Market
LANDSCAPING ANNUALS SHRUBS CITRUS TREES
PALM TREES MULCH, SHELL. SOIL t* "FREEDELIVERY"
BREAD COFFEE FRESH CUT FLOWERS
FRESH LOCAL PRODUCE
Toi tos * Mdlohs Com &ha muc, inuc horn!
Moh-Fri 9-5 S Sat 9-l
5704 MARINA DR HOLMES BEACH 778-4441






KITE SHOP .
for all ages ...
778-7600


Huge Selection of Banners,
Windsocks, and Wind Chimes for
all seasons... Wind Toys, too!
Knowledgeable kite sales and
service including parts and repairs
1,400 sq. ft. of "FUN STUFF"
5364 GULF DRIVE S&S PLAZA HOLMES BEACH


Antiques Gifts
Architectural Decor
Unusual Acquisitions
Inexplicable Necessities
We carry Trapp Candles

Specializing in Nautical Items
Discover the Serendipity of The Sea Hagg
Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30-5:30PM Sat 10-5 Sun by chance or app.
(941)795-5756 *12304 Cortez Road W. Cortez
2 blocks east of the Cortez Bridge


Island library offers
much more than books
During the month of July, the Island Branch Li-
brary will display Judy Burd's paper doll greeting
cards, mixed media by In6s Norman and acrylics and
photography by Layla Copeland.
Family storytime will be held at 7 p.m. Wednes-
day July 14 and 28. Friends Book Club members will
meet at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 14.
Special summer youth program events will be held
each Tuesday at 2 p.m. Sarasota Poetry Theatre will be
present July 6. Great Explorations Museum's "Mes-
merizing Magnets" will be featured on July 13. The art
of making Japanese wind socks is scheduled on July
20 and storyteller Mary Kay Clune will be entertain-
ing guests on July 27.
Meetings hosted at the library include the Holmes
Beach Civic Association at 10:15 a.m. Saturday, July
17. In addition, a veteran service officer will be avail-
able to interview clients from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday, July
12, 19, and 26, though an appointment must be made
in advance by calling 749-3030.
The library is located at 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.
For more information, call 778-6341.


Video show to follow
parade
All are welcome to watch the Fourth of July Pa-
rade from the porch of the Anna Maria Island Histori-
cal Museum, starting at 10 a.m. July 3, and afterwards
go inside to see the Saturday morning video program.
Two videos will be shown. The first, "Dive
Pennekamp" explores the secrets of the coral reef of
America's first underwater park. The second video,
"How Florida Got Cool" is a story about an obscure
19th century Florida physician who invented the first
ice machine.
The musuem, located at 402 Pine Ave., is open
from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and
Saturday. Admission is free. For more information,
call 778-0492.


Island Gallery West
opening exhibit
Island Gallery West will present an exhibit titled
"Florida Summer: Sun, Sand & Surf" starting Friday,
July 2, and running through Sept. 2.
The exhibit will feature the works of local and
regional artists in watercolors, acrylics, porcelain,
raku, basketry, photography, Indian beadwork, quilt-
ing, stained glass, mosaic, fabric art-and stone, wood
and clay sculpture.
The gallery is at 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Information is available at
778-6648.












Pamela Taylor Karen Pendergrass


3 girls win
Hutchinson awards
Three Frank Hutchison Memorial Scholarships
have been awarded to honor the former pastor of Roser
Memorial Community Church, Anna Maria.
The S500 scholarships are funded primarily from
the offering of the All Island Denominations interde-
nominational service held each year in February.
Awards are based on grades, community service and
need.
This year the honors went to Pamela S. Taylor,
who will attend Toccoa Falls College in Georgia, and
Karen Pendergrass and Monica Sue Johnson, who will
enter their second year at Manatee Community Col-
lege.
Taylor and Pendergrass attend Island Baptist
Church. Johnson attends St. Bernard Catholic Church.


Five vehicles

burglarized

at beach
June 18 was a bad day at the beach.
On that sunny Friday afternoon, a burglar
or burglars made off with cash and other items
from five vehicles. All five burglaries were
what police call "smash and grab" in which the
vehicle's window is smashed and the victims'
purses and other items are grabbed.
When the Holmes Beach officer was inves-
tigating the first reported burglary at the Mana-
tee County Public Beach, he found three others.
The fifth vehicle was parked at the beach ac-
cess at Gulf Drive and Third Avenue.
The victims of the five burglaries reported
the following items stolen:
Vehicle 1 a wallet containing seven or
eight credit cards and a driver's license.
Vehicle 2 two purses valued at $10 and
$350, a wallet valued at $150, a wallet with no
value given, two driver's licenses, credit cards,
a checkbook, $60 in cash and a cellular phone
valued at $150.
Vehicle 3 a credit card, an ATM card
and $102 in cash.
Vehicle 4 a pocket protector, an identi-
fication card and $28 in cash.
Vehicle 5 a CD case containing 20 CDs
valued at $300.



Paper dolls exhibited
at Island library
Paper dolls by Judy Hurd of Holmes Beach will
be displayed all through July at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Her collection is so extensive that she can put
only part of it on display, she told library officials.
She will show paper doll greeting cards from among
200 encompassing holidays, birthdays and general
greetings.
Details are available at 778-6341.


Circle Books to open on
St. Armands in July
St. Armands Circle will again have a bookstore
come early July.
Circle Books, 478 John Ringling Blvd., is owned
by Debby Stowell and Eric Lamboley. The pair will
feature the latest fiction and non-fiction titles in
hardcover and paperback, with a large selection of
children's books, magazines and both local and out-
of-town newspapers.
"We want Circle Books to offer what have tra-
ditionally been the strengths of the independent book
store," Stowell said, "an intimate, friendly atmo-
sphere, knowledgeable personnel and an emphasis
on personal attention."
St. Armands Circle once boasted two book-
stores, but high rental rates and increasing domina-
tion by huge bookstores drove both out of business.
Circle Books will open July 1 across from the
Wyland Gallery.






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JUNE 30, 1999 M PAGE 11 I[


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
Laura Vogel had the job, but she didn't officially
have the money to go along with it.
Now she's got the kit and caboodle.
The Anna Maria City Commission appointed her
city clerk May 11, but didn't discuss or approve a sal-
ary for her at that time.
Acting on his own, Mayor Chuck Shumard in-
creased Vogel's former public works department sal-
ary from $18,252 to $29,000, making it retroactive. It
was weeks later when he sought commission approval
for Vogel's clerk salary.
Shumard first broached the subject to commission-
ers on June 8 and immediately encountered dissension.
Commissioner George McKay said $29,000 was
too much to pay for an inexperienced clerk and felt
$25,000 was more in line.
City clerks meet levels of state certification in
classes conducted by a clerk's professional association,
covering topics such as ethics, Sunshine Law, legal
matters, Truth in Millage (TRIM), budget and
financial and dealing with elected officials.
When it was his turn to vote at the June 23 com-
mission meeting, McKay said he wasn't "backtrack-
ing" but voted with Shumard and Commissioner Max
Znika to approve the requested $29,000 salary for
Vogel. The final vote was 3 to 1, with only Vice Mayor
Robert McElheny dissenting.
Commissioner Doug Wolfe, on vacation until the
first of August, was not present for the vote.
From the start of salary discussions, McElheny
said Vogel should be given no more than a 25 percent
increase over what she made as the city's building de-
partment clerk. Giving her a $10,000 raise just because
she was promoted is not good fiscal responsibility, he
said.
McElheny also said he couldn't justify $29,000
because Vogel isn't experienced as a city clerk.
Discussion and a vote on the clerk's salary was
postponed from an earlier meeting because commis-
sioners wanted a better comparison of figures.
Shumard previously presented a chart to commis-


sioners comparing clerk salaries and population fig-
ures for other Florida cities.
McElheny argued the chart wasn't complete be-
cause the information didn't reflect the person's years
of service, tax base or whether the clerk was certified.
Discussion was postponed until further data could
be obtained.
The only further comparison of Shumard's June
23 data was the mayor's comment that his proposal of
$29,000 was in line. He said he based it on informa-
tion he received from Bradenton Beach, where the
deputy clerk was recently promoted to clerk and was
given a $10,000 raise. He said she is making $39,000
per year.
In fact, Bradenton Beach Clerk Pat Grizzle says
their newly hired building official also started at
$39,000, a salary approved for department heads.
Grizzle oversees two employees, has logged six years
with the city and is certified.
Georgia Van Cleave said the city should consider
implementing a salary schedule that isn't affected by
yearly budgets. It's not fair that future or present em-
ployees should be dependent on changing commis-
sioners for a fair wage or future raises, she said.
In other news:
The city granted Anna Maria Island Historical
Society permission to construct a storage shed on the
east side of the museum building.
The commission adopted a resolution recogniz-
ing the Islandwide Post-Disaster Redevelopment Plan
as the official plan of the city.
A first reading was done for an ordinance to cor-
rect a typographical error in the city's budget. The
transposition error occurred under franchise fees, spe-
cifically Florida Power and Light franchise fees. An
amount of $92,803 was signed into budget when the
actual amount should have been $92,308.
Shumard said if the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center wants the city's boat then it shall have it.
McElheny suggested the city offer the boat to the Cen-
ter instead of attempting to sell it or offer it to other
cities. Recent repairs totaling approximately $900
were made to the boat and trailer.


Algae bloom producing foul smell


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
That poop-looking, foul-smelling stuff making its
way along Anna Maria Island's bayside shores is an al-
gae bloom common to Florida waters in summer.
What isn't common about it is the overwhelming
size of the bloom, said Linda Shinneman, an environ-
mental manager with Manatee County Environmental
Management.
"It's a taste and odor algae," she said. "It's a natu-
ral bloom that looks like hair under a microscope. The
bloom winds around itself and becomes matted and
when it decays. it really smells."
Shinneman said her office has conducted fecal
matter tests at three places in the county. Each time the
tests were normal but the algae called lyngbea
iiajuscula was in high concentrations.
The current lyngbea majuscula bloom affecting
much of Tampa Bay is unusual because it also occurred
earlier in the year and it's more widespread than in


previous years, according to the Florida Department
of Environmental Protection.
Gil McRae, a researcher with DEP's Florida Ma-
rine Research Institute, said the large bloom may be
associated with water temperatures warming earlier
than usual this year.
The algae can form large, floating mats, is brown-
ish in color, slimy to the touch and emits a foul odor,
he said.
Scientists do not believe there is a connection
between the bloom and any raw sewage release into
Tampa Bay, McRae said.
Lyngbea has been associated with skin irritation
on swimmers in Hawaii and Australia, but no reports
of these effects have been documented in Florida, he
said.
The bloom can cause fish kills because low oxy-
gen levels may occur. However, no fish kills have
been reported in Tampa Bay, Charlotte Harbor, Cedar
Key or Sebastian Inlet, where the bloom is prevalent.

Island resident
plants butterfly
garden
Holmes Beach resident Nancy
Ambrose, secretary of the
North American Butterfly
Association-Manasota Chapter.
with chapter member Russ
North. planted the group'sfirst
public garden for the American
Red Cross in Wauchula, Fla. In
addition, they held a buttefjlyx
gardening class for local
residents.-For more informa-
tion about the NABA, call
Ambrose at 778-5274.


Anna Maria City


clerk's salary secured


the
Sterling
anvil


5341 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach. FL 34217 778 3636


HEAD QUARTERS SALON

We put family values
I back in style.
SOur stoff places special Yolue on families
I We know how to pomper mom. Give dad
the kind of cut he likes. And keep the kids
looking cool. So bring in the whole gong.
We'll take care of you in ftyle!
I M R X
IinStin i, Inld-




Tues-Fri 9 6 Sat 9-3 Closed Sunday & Monday
778-2586 5376 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach


WR NOHRNG AIT
HAR MITESHEICA


Authorized Service Center

Ceiling Fan & Lighting Center
& FIREPLACE ACCESSORIES
Sales Parts Service Installation
4232 Cortez Road W.
(941) 755-8095
1-(800) 351-FANS (3267) 20 YEARS IN SERVICE



FEEDl) STORE

ANTIQUEI MALL
ANTIQUES COLLECTIBLES
4407 Hwy 301, Ellenton
(Exit 43 -1 mile West of 1-75)
(941) 729-1379
Open Mon-Sat 10-5 Sunday 12-5
5 Q ality Dealers



aBOWN PELIc



-EVERY BEACH NEED
FOR THE BEACH BOUND!
T-Shirts Cards Toys Souvenirs Beach Supplies
Decorative Accessories Jewelry Pewter Miniatures
9908 Gulf Drive Anna Maria Post Office Plaza
Mon thru Sat 10 to 5 Closed Sunday 778-1645


ANGIE'S
Featuring Angie and Cathy
HAIR STYLING SALON
Summer Specials
All Hair Cuts ..................... ... $5
Zoto Perms........................ $39.95
Color including Style ........... $25 or $30
Shampoo and Sets ................ $10
Old and New Clients Welcome
Let Us Curl Up and.Dye For You
10109 Cortez Road W. 792-7044





HANDCRAFTED
EARRINGS

STERLING $16
14K GOLD $58








[] PAGE 12 K JUNE 30, 1999 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


I9 OBI -UES


Delbert Joseph Chappie
Delbert Joseph Chappie, 83, of Bradenton Beach
and West Milton, Ohio, died June 24 in Manatee Me-
morial Hospital.
Born in Darke County, Ohio, Mr. Chappie had
been a winter resident of Manatee County since 1981.
He worked in the dye-tryout department for General
Motors. He served in the U.S. Army during World War
II. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion
of West Milton, Ohio.
Service was held June 28 at Griffith-Cline Funeral
Home, Island Chapel, Holmes Beach. Burial was in
Fogartyville Cemetery, Bradenton. Contributions may
be made to Alzheimers Association, Manatee/Sarasota
Counties Chapter Inc., 1230 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota,
FL 34239; or Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand
Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.
He is survived by wife Juanita Morton; and two
sons, Dr. Joseph, of Alexandra, Va., and Vice Mayor
John Chappie, of Bradenton Beach.

Cecile Maxwell
Charamella
A memorial service for Cecile Maxwell
Charamella is planned by her family and friends at 3
p.m. Saturday, July 17, at the Key Royale Golf Club,
Holmes Beach.
Ms. Charamella, 81, of Holmes Beach, died in a
car crash on Lido Shores on the afternoon of June 2.


Eugene B. Martineau Jr.
Eugene B. Martineau Jr., of Holmes Beach, died
June 19.
Memorial services will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday,


Financial Planning & Investment Services

Michael D. Brusso
Financial Advisor
Morgan Stanley Dean Witter
1401 Manatee Avenue West, Suite 1110
Bradenton, FL 34205
MORGAN STANLEY DEAN WITTER
(800) 488-8420 (941) 714-7917
Morgan Sanley Dean Wilier i* a service mark of Morgan Stanley Dean Winier & Co. and services
are offered through Dean Wilter Reynolds Inc.. member SPIC. 0 Dean Wilier Reynolds Inc.




Walk-In's Welcome Open 7 days *7:30am 8pm
Available to tend to your urgent care needs:
Fever / Infections Minor Lacerations
Simple Fractures Sprains

PINNACLE MEDICAL CENTER
315 75th Street West Bradenton
941-761-1616


July 3, at the First Church of Christ Scientist, 6300
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. In lieu of flowers, me-
morial donations may be made to First Church of
Christ Scientist, 6300 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach,
FL 34217.
Born in Marinette, Wise., Mr. Martineau moved to
Anna Maria Island 12 years ago.
He was a pilot in World War II, flying B-24 bomb-
ers in the European theater. He worked in the insurance
industry for 40 years. He obtained his law degree from
the Michigan Bar in 1979.
He was a member of the Christian Science Church
in Holmes Beach and president of the Island Garden
Club. He served on the Holmes Beach Charter Com-
mission and represented his church on the All Island
Denominational committee.
He is survived by wife Gladys; three children,
Eugene, Steven, and Claire; and five grandchildren,
Kathrine, Graham, Jane, Gwendolyn and Zoe.


George Pratt
George Pratt, 78, of Holmes Beach, died June 21
at home.
Born in Seattle, Mr. Pratt came to Manatee
County from Fort Meade, Fla., in 1978. He retired as
traffic manager for Farmland Industries in 1977. He
attended Christ Episcopal Church. He served as a
major in the U.S. Army in North Africa and Sicily
during World War II and was awarded three Bronze
Stars.
Service was held June 25 at Christ Episcopal
Church Chapel, Bradenton. Griffith-Cline Funeral
Home, Island Chapel, was in charge of arrange-
ments. Memorial contributions may be made to Hos-
pice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Blvd., Sarasota, FL
34238.
He is survived by wife Faye; and a son,,William
George, of Tampa.


LongBoat IsLanro chaape
An Interfaith Community Church and Home of
tHe SHepeRbiNg pRogRam
A program which provides Christian <
one-to-one care to those who are
experiencing all kinds of life needs. /'
Just Call ...383-6491 a

SUNDAY WORSHIP
10AM
Rev. Cleda Anderson, Minister

6200 GULF OF MEXICO DRIVE LONGBOAT KEY


GY YAT ROSI1 'I N


General Dentistry New Patients Welcome
Across from the new Publix
778-2204 3909 East Bay Drive Holmes Beach


Scott L.
Kosfeld. M.D.


Island Family Physicians
Providing complete family care Accepting new patients
Now accepting Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Florida,
Health Options and CCN Health Network.
3909 East Bay Drive #100, 778-1007


Stephen G. Gloria J.
Pelham. M.D. Fischer, M.D.


Sabina Uhlman
Sabina Uhlman, 81, of Holmes Beach, died in
Anna Maria.
Born in Philadelphia, Mrs. Uhlman came to Mana-
tee County from Bloomfield Hills, Mich., in 1987. She
was a homemaker. She was a Catholic.
A memorial service was held June 26 at Saints
Peter and Paul the Apostles Catholic Church,
Bradenton. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Island
Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by husband William H.; a daugh-
ter, Dr. Dorothy, of St. Paul, Minn.; a brother, James
J. Gavin Jr., of Winnetka, Ill.; and two grandchildren.


J. B. 'Jack' Zoller II
J. B. "Jack" Zoller II, 61, of Holmes Beach, died
June 23 at home.
Born in Bradenton, Mr. Zoller was a lifetime
resident of Manatee County. He was a self-employed
contractor. He attended Church of the Annunciation
in Holmes Beach. He was a member of Phi Delta
Theta fraternity, was a Mason, was Hernando de
Soto in 1970 and a member of the De Soto Crewe,
was a member of Kiwanis and coached Little
League. He served as a U.S. Navy Reserve Seabee.
A memorial service was held June 28 at Episco-
pal Church of the Annunciation, Holmes Beach,
Shannon Funeral Home, Westview Chapel, was in
charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions
may be made to the A.L.S. Association, in care of
the University of Miami, Department of Neuromus-
cular Services, 1150 N.W. 14th St., Suite 701, Mi-
ami, FL 33136.
He is survived by wife Alice; five sons, William
M., of South Carolina, Dane B., and Lee H., both of
Holmes Beach, Jeffrey G., of Snead Island, and
Michael R., of Washington, D.C.; his mother, Col-
leen, of Bradenton; a brother, William C., of
Sarasota; and two grandchildren.






ISLAND
CHIROPRACTIC
CENTER
605 Manatee Ave. West
Holmes Beach
Dr. Joseph Acebal 778-0722

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church (ELCA)
We warmly welcome you to join us.
S Come Worship, Learn and Grow
Enjoy God's Presence
Saturday 5:30pm Service of Praise
(Contemporary)
Sunday 8:00am Worship Service (Communion)
9:00 am Sunday School
10:30am Worship Service (Communion;
Rev. Danith Kilts Nursery Provided
6603 Marina Drive Holmes Beach 778-1813


DR. DIANE L.
Chiropractic Physician

Healthcare the
gentle natural v


MICHAELS



vay


761-0210
501 Village Green Parkway
Suite 15S West Bradenton
(I block earth of Albertson's Manatee Ave.)


3onser l3emorial tCrmunimtj church


Revs. Michael
& Jan Smith

-


An Interdenominational Christian Church
Serving the Community Since 1913
Come Celebrate Christ
Church Services 10AM
Sunday School 9am
Children Church 10am
(Pre-school Fourth grade)
Transportation & Nursery Available
512 Pine Ave. Anna Maria 778-0414





THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JUNE 30, 1999 M PAGE 13 MM

Publix a new place to meet, greet friends


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
"It was like old home week."
That was the most frequently expressed sentiment
during opening week of a new Publix market at 3900
East Bay Drive in Holmes Beach.
"There were neighbors meeting neighbors, friends
meeting friends, people seeing people they hadn't seen in
awhile," Lt. Dale Stephenson of the Holmes Beach Police
Department noted. "It was a good feeling for everybody."
Residents were also delighted about the conve-
nience of having a full-service supermarket on the Is-
land. Islanders could barely contain their excitement as
they told of visits to the store and asked each other,
"Have you been to the new Publix yet?"
"It exceeded our expectations," Manager Jeff Will-
iams said about the store's first week of business. "We've
had an overwhelming response from customers. All the
comments have been receptive and supportive."
During the first three days of operation, the park-
ing lot was filled with vehicles and Publix hired two
off-duty Holmes Beach police officers to help facilitate
the flow of traffic, Stephenson said. The city was paid


$15 per hour for the officers' services.
"There were no problems with traffic," Stephenson
noted. "There seemed to be plenty of space for parking.
adBE.~Y .-rsIwmmmemmer~ i


Geraldson's gone July 3
The last day of business for the popular Geraldson's produce stand'on Palma Sola Causeway will be July 3.
Eric Geraldson said he has been told to vacate the property by July 4. Geraldson said he is in the process of
finding a new location convenient for Islanders and will keep his customers informed. In the meantime,
Geraldson's offers the same high quality, farm fresh vegetables at the family's main farm and produce stand
at 9800 Ninth Avenue just off 75th Street in Bradenton. Islander Photo: Pat Copeland.


Publix grocery store's
parking lot was a
happening' place last
week, as shoppers
flocked to the Island's
new full-service grocery
store. Islander Photo:
Pat Copeland.

loi-






If residents are uncomfortable going out the front onto
East Bay Drive, they can still go out the back way onto
Sixth Avenue."
Williams said all departments are doing well, but
the most popular are the deli, produce and meat depart-
ments. He also noted that most customers come to
shop, not just to satisfy their curiosity.
The store is one of the grocery chain's smallest at
28,000 square feet, a format that is dictated by the size
of the property, Williams said. Because of the size,
some slow-selling items will not be stocked unless
there's a request.
"I encourage customers to let us know if they're
not finding items they want," Williams said. "Just ask
and we'll get them."
With so many new employees and on-going train-
ing, there are still a few bugs to work out, but all should
be running smoothly in a few weeks, Williams said.
There are still positions open and applications are cur-
rently being accepted.
"I encourage shoppers to come in and say hello to
the management," Williams said. "We'd like to get to
know the people in our community."


IISLANDEF


J6,BYSISEII]


Read the best news in The Islander Bystander


PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
"The Island's Urgent Care Clinic"
778-0711
Open Monday- Friday

Immediate Family Care


k1


Buy life insurance and
save on your car.

Sheen you buy your life insurance from us
through Auto-Owners Insurance, you'll
receive special discounts on your
car insurance. We'll save you
money. As an independent
Auto-Owners agent we take great
interest in you-as well as your
car. Stop in our agency and ask
us about it today!
Jim Mixon Insurance Inc.
5412 Marina Dr.- Island Shopping Center to-Om
Holmes Beach (941) 778-2253 i*,..








Contemporary Clothing
for the Classic Woman

STrAR SALE
i Our entire stock of summer
merchandise is on sale now.
Look for items tagged with red,
white and blue stars and save.
20%. 30%. 40% Off


--, w -I - I |
Hurry! Sale ends I
Saturday July 3. (
Open Daily 10-6PM Saturday 10-4PM
Manatee West Shopping Center
471 Manatee Ave. W, Bradenton e 792-6695
I _


AIR AMERICA
Air Conditioning & Heating
L itce.-ed to- CHYIILL s,&nce,1981


Eric Bergan


(941) 779-CHIL (2445)
FLCACO 366834


For quick and easy meals visit...


5340 Gulf Drive
Holmes Beach S & S Plaza
dT 778-4322

FRESH FRUIT SMOOTHIES 1 OFF
Enjoy a fresh salad, soup or sandwich at our juice bar!


* On-Site Lab
EKG's
Physicals


* Minor Lacerations


No Appointment Needed
Medicare & Medicaid Accepted

Joseph L. Mazza, M.D.
Carl Voyles, M.D.

Located on Holmes Beach
503 Manatee Avenue, Suite E


,or *1


m







Olr3 PAGE 14 A JUNE 30, 1999 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


A change
Until Anna Maria Elementary School students return
to school in the fall The Islander Bystander will feature
news from Anna Maria Island Community Center.
A weekly calendar of events will highlight daily
field trips.


0000* 0* 0 *00*0*000* 0 *0oee**ee *eo
0 Anna Maria
:Community Center
Calendar
* Theme: Medieval Times
Focus: Cleanliness
Monday, 7/05/99
Center Closed
Independence Day Holiday
Tuesday, 7/06/99
Boys: Bradenton Beach Park, 1 to 4 p.m.
Girls: Movie "Dustin Checks In"
Wednesday, 7/07/99
S Boys: Movie "Dustin Checks In"
S Girls: Bradenton Beach Park, 1 to 4 p.m.
Thursday, 7/08/99
S Girls and Boys: Malibu Grand Prix 9 a.m. t(
5:30 p.m.
Friday, 7/09/99
Girls and Boys: Beach Adventures Medi
0 eval Castles, Knights/Camelot
S When not on afield trip, campers alternate
between media, art and recreational activities


*O* *
*S
S
S
:S
0
*0
S
*0
*0
*
0
*0
*0
0
*0
0
*0
0
*0
0
0.*


00555550se00OS 0* **0000000000


with us!


Monday, July 5th
ENTERTAINMENT
ALL DAY!
Steel Drums 12-4pm
Chuck Caudill 6-I1Opr:

FREE
Piece of Anniversary Cake


Inventions inspire students

to create really neat stuff


Fifth-grade teacher Joyce Ellis is proud of her
class for the inventions they created.
Students went on a field trip from Anna Maria
Elementary School to Fort Myers where they visited
the Edison and Ford Estates Laboratory and Mu-
seum.
Inspired, they returned to school and designed
their own terrific inventions. A rap song, or little
ditty, was written by each. student and submitted
along with their project.
A sampling of the products displayed at the
school include Michael Mijares' "Bicycle Ball
Rack." It attaches to the seat post of a bicycle for
transporting footballs, soccer balls and basketballs.
He markets his product with the catchy slogan,
"Your gone in a snap, by placing the ball under the
straps."
Hope he got a copyright.
Chelsea Wolfe invented "Glasses 2000" that
come in handy "when it's real late at night and you
can't turn on the light." A real bargain at $5.95.
"Cat Corner" was created by Ryane Carden. Her
invention is a cat food dish with a divider, "which
keeps cats from being rude and taking each other's
food."
And who can do without a "Magnifying Pencil
Light." For the low price of $8.99, its creator Oshy
Beard claims, "You can flip on a switch and see in
the dark, no need for glasses, your vision just starts."
Have you ever wished you didn't have to work
so hard brushing your teeth. With the aid of the
"Top-To-Bottom Toothbrush" you can brush the top
and bottom of your teeth at once.
Josh Wimberly, its creator, says, "Double the
pleasure, double the fun, your teeth will be so clean
they'll sparkle in the sun. It saves you time, It's
twice as fast, try my toothbrush it's a blast."
Mike Wallen's "Bubble Gum Burger" is a sure
seller. He asserts, "The bubble gum burger beats the
blow pop, cause the best part, the bubble gum, is on


Imagination at work
Josh Wimberly, left, proudly displays his "Double
Tooth Brush" and Michael Mijares sports his
"Bicycle Ball Carrier" during Invention Convention
week at Anna Maria Elementary School. Islander
Photo: Courtesy of Joyce Ellis
the top."
Have you ever toiled with getting juice from an
aloe vera plant. Gracie Beard says of her invention,
"Acme Aloe Juicer is its name and squeezing out
juice its game," all for the unbelievably low price of
$5.99
A placard at the convention bears the message of
Thomas Edison's success story. It says, "Edison
made 2000 light bulbs before he created the one that
worked. Remember, there are no mistakes, only les-
sons. The only failure is the failure to try."
Ellis's class can heed Albert Einstein, who once
said, "Imagination is more important than knowl-
edge."


"Featured in U.S.A. Today"

CAFE ON THE BEACH

TiluJRS. JUL.Y i

iEICA FIESTA IB.iBUFFT
ALLY' OLrJUCAWNAT WITH TH. ACO AIB

$795 PER SO Music byele
PLUS TA Michelle--
Burritos, Tamales, Enchiladas, Refried Beans, Chicken Fajitas and more!
Regular menu available all day
Old-Fashioned Breakfasts, Great Lunches & Dinner Specials Nightly
OPEN 7 AM 7 DAYS A WEEK
Casual Inside Dining Room or Outside Patio Dining Plenty of Parking
Live Entertainment Weekends Big Playground
On Beautiful Manatee Beach where Manatee Ave. ends and the Gulf begins!
4000 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach 778-0784


Celebrate our 20th Anniversary
Register to Win

$250* Gift Certificate
to the SANDBAR!
One to be given away monthly through
October 1999. No purchase necessary,
you need not be present to win.
Tax and gratuity not induced.


Make your best
DOM Good
Guess!
Jw ms e SoUIDWi foce a il buby % a I bt f ms
c(Aoa ton-Okvc z ea W l&r'NitmxaAe *rmAr i be
-fmtg wM'Ovnu p e rAt SBtF' JFm Ies fe % VE wI i A ad
dssn smaioay.gmabsoedd9p b
So m wIr gd R fa kxr it f c6i PW SefBd a
DoaBd*...MSiUWyc


'"i Somerset

SRestaurant

6401 Manatee Avenue West
941-795-5887

"Where you get the MOST of the BEST for the LEAST"

^ Breakfast Specials $2.99
^ Lunch Specials $4.95
Dinner Specials- $6.95
| Homemade soups, specials, desserts

Open Mon. Sat. 7am-9pm Sun. 7am-3pm


I


I


g


i-






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JUNE 30, 1999 N PAGE 15 OM
T 91 r W sr,04 ma a -aI


Home plate hero
Fifth-grade students competed in a game of softball
with Anna Maria Elementary School faculty the last
week of school. Evan Hunt, right, was 2-for-2 and
assisted his team in scoring a run and tying the
game. His classmate, Heath Fiecke, center, shared in
the victory, while fourth-grader Adam Arling
cheered from the sidelines.


Island students honored
Graduates at King Middle School were honored at an
awards ceremony June 4. Island students who received
awards are, front to back, left to right, Jill Pritchard,
Holly Lillis, Brittany Parker, McKenzie Wilkins, Ryan
Mijares, Michelle Modisett, Jeff Comkowycz, Joshua
Armstrong, Daniel Van Andel and Mark Rudacille.
Islander Photo: Courtesy of Pat Comkowycz


Sprucing up the place
The beautiful landscaped grounds of Anna Maria
Elementary School will soon be seeing red with the
addition of a royal poincianna tree. The tree, honoring
former senior secretary Marlene Fletcher, was a gift
from members of the Parent-Teacher Organization in
remembrance of her 23 years in the school office.

7,; AVI


Teacher's pets
Pandas, frogs, bears and dogs, oh my! Toni -
Lashway's second-grade students at Anna Maria ',./
Elementary School were allowed to bring Beanie
Babies to class during the last week of school. All grins
Lashway said she granted her students a day of Ashly Zakazeski and Tiffani Wade are unable to contain
show-and-tell because they've attempted to smuggle their excitement about school being out for summer as
- er, snuggle? their coveted collections into the evident in this photo taken under a favorite tree on
classroom all year. Anna Maria Elementary School grounds.


Handprints for posterity
A tile project at Anna Maria Elementary School called
"Helping Hands" is underway to raise money for new
playground equipment. A parent-volunteer assembly
line was organized so that all students could place
handprints on tiles for permanent display in the
school's corridors. Debbie Hagstrom waits for
Christoper Klotz to choose a paint color, which she will
apply to his hand. Klotz will imprint his hand on the
tile, which will be glazed before it's installed on the
corridor wall at the school. Dawn Wash helps Jessica
Lovejoy with her tile. Community members may
purchase tiles for display as well. There are many styles
to choose from. For more information, contact PTO
President Joyce Karp at 778-2995.


y EaTlET ilNl NIeitLY
SEID FROST, HANK MCDERMOTT
STEEL PAN DAN, SUE GRIFFIN, DAVE FERGUSON


B Tende 6I
ReseratiosSugetd5:0


TA,1TBLE IS READY!

rday, July

Enjoy...
SThe most spectacular private display
of fireworks on Florida's West Coast
SPrivate beachfront seating
S Sumptuous buffet featuring: .
Slow-roasted pig on the spit, char-grilled
fresh fish, piles of icy shrimp and all the fixings
Kegs of beer and bottomless glasses of wine
;---- ------ ----- .

All the flavors, fun and action are yours and
seven of your closest friends, co-workers or
business associates for only $450.

/ // "


BEgflhouge/

_- great food. great beach.
200 Gulf Drive Norith, Anna Maria island, 941-779-222
Ss/^ a' 5 '-,C, ,; y C-r 77 '2 .. 7 9--2 222 -- '.a '-





|I[a PAGE 16 JUNE 30, 1999 N THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


4








E

Ils

io
W
CL

o
a
z
CM


J
ow
cr-!


5 -
(U

es j
I'j O.


OF mslac
G1JI^0

-f~~ ~ ~ .: .; -> L ;^ .

m CR* 2 V a CO
im im
x Z-
w Z (a e" (
r I Nco~oarm~roC3 o-mpr
,;.* ~ ~ a- :nJ J ;t;; S i!i

ourooru~u.
to5 :2; : is i, gwee:ie a ;: 1
~ t ><< I _OOO>OOS uj
^^ 3 3 1o0uu M c.>>>>>>? <


SI04I 2
C'%i


from the Cortez Fleet
DEEP SEA FISHING

and PARASAILING
Reserve Now!




h e .a f ,ood S c
^^^^^ 794-*1 223''^^ MtiHli^^


Find Your I
Way To ....

Star Fish Co.
S Seafood Market &
Dockside Restaurant

SHistoric Fishing
Village Setting
*Fresh Daily Specials
Beer c Wine
Available
Cortez P.,.,A
Market Open 7 Days Kitchen Closed .Mornday b,
12306 46rh Ave West, Corez 794-1243 8


jginny's5
SAnrI(QUES & ART


The Efforts of Many
Make Up This Eclectic Array
of Art, Garden & Antiques


Now Open Monday-Saturday 10-5:30PM
S 5600 Marina Drive Holmes Beach 779-1773
eMWWMWWMWWGMVAI


We Know The Way
S To Successful Real Estate Sales
ANNA MARIA
i l Coast
MARY ANN HELEN WHITE
SCHMIDT BH REAL ESTATE, INC.
Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 779-0202


ANNIE'S BAIT & TACKLE
, WE HAVE ALL YOUR
.$ 4TH OF JULY NEEDS~
* BEER & ICE
TACKLE YvotedBes
VotedBesto
FROZEN & it &Tackle
LIVE BAIT 2 Years
FISHING LICENSES Ro
ia:W ,'Row
FUEL AT '
AFFORDABLE PRICES '
STOP IN FOR A CASUAL WATERFRONT DINING EXPERIENCE




OPEN 7 DAYS 5:30AM 9:30PM
S 4334 127 St. W., Cortez 794-3580
Just North of Cortez Bridge before the Seafood Shack


I r


,"-- .. ... qw -- I I I . .... il


I


AIRBOAT RIDES
Perico Harbour Marina
Manatee Avenue West '
(at Leverocks / Galati Marine)


-M. anatee


^r


CI1





THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M JUNE 30, 1999 M PAGE 17 EIM


Joe's Eats
& Sweets


219 (;:ILF DR. S.,
BRADEI) NTON BEACI I
778-0007
0 lo<,k>L )]m l o< llhc Co'./ hu1d c)


( Rod 8 Reel Pier
Where The Locals Go!
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Open 7 Days 7am to 10pm


08 =
U


uI
8om
C.g


C~ !a 2" km -"
< M cc i i =< i d ; =
LLIIc,
*0 i
dw3aS o-- z CO
o Z ~~~ccc t&
LA 0 3
S

C4



ca
Cl


S :I : "
Eg 3 acc < 24444 5 f -
b.-e0... b e.. L r. s c 3 C UM
ii ~ wa.a.. a: c .D a. C I- I- f i S
IIBB=I=< ==_ c ~ <<.,==<


^.S~iSSSioSS^-SS S3 58 5SSS3 5SSS5
| ||c.cJ
mrC-2C4rco -)I:94C
* :;* < : a: : z Bo
'19 09 mC91 I 9 )U00c
a ~ 'C3 cr

p -ooocc> 0u o cn 5 55
~wlI~000 ~~~3 (000000(
C O C ) ; m 0 F 5 C 3w
cc ail ai mgi rscci =3i <-<. C. m a cc Co C o Q LC 1 uu o o


WAGNER REALTY



87

&ALE6 AND RQDTAL6 Since 1939
2217 Gulf Drive North Brodenton Beach, FL 34217
778-2246 Call Toll-free 1-800-211-2323







5340-1 Gulf Drive
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
778-0766 -
Over SiT ORCces Senrg F'crd S.arled(e
An inCeonden'!Y Ocwned an aed ne M cer a cie U-C drta i esi E stae Raies 5


,.i pJ...l.i L
-.; -, A
1.~,*
* I --:-


U U I


Aft p- yI &J1
~ :~XL AI .,

MONDAY S1 OFF OYST RS/ANd TYLE)
TUESDAY ALL-U-CQAi-EAT SHRIMP S9.95
WEDNESDAY 35C C~IX WINGS (MINIMUM 10)
THURSDAY ALL-U-CA i-EAT FISH & CHIPS S7.95

/OYSTER BAR i
HOME OF THE ORIGINAL SHRIMP BURGER


m( Just over the Cortez Bridge -

^ TTyler's
SSince 1984
----- -I Old Fashioned Gourmet Ice Cream 6& Waffle Cones
Made on Location
j Ice Cream Pies & Cakes )iabctic
Colombo Yogurt Soft Scrve
*U A FULL SERVICE ICE CREAM PARLOR
S Surfing World Village 11904 Cortez Road West
S 794-5333 Mon-Sat Noon-10PM Sun 1-10PM
m m m


Fishing Charters
Compleat Angler
Inshore Sport F ''rrl
Cortez Kat
C L .-_,; F .hirr
0*** **** *
Happy Hooker One
Deep Sea Fishing
Neva-Miss
Deep Se 1.s ,n
Old Florida
O"shor1e ?;. .


& Water Sports
Skinny Minny
Near Shore & Flats Fishing
Cortez Parasali
0 off Coupon a: Dock
Jet Ski Rental
f: off befoe N oon
Pequod
ra ..- : g

Stray Dog
Deer. ea r:shing *


CORTEZ FISHING CENTER
BAIT TACKLE GAS DIESEL
12507 CORTEZ RD (SOUTH SIDE OF CORTEZ BRIDGE)

P 941*795*7796
=,6a 6 a.m. 6 p.m. daily ,


THE COUNTY'S
LARGEST SELECTION OF
HOMEMADE ICE CREAM
MADE ON PREMISE BY JOE
SUNDAES *SODAS *SHAKES
YOGURT SUGAR FREE
SPECIALIZING IN SUNDAES AND
SUGAR-FREE SUNDAES
Joe's Imported Coffees & Cappuccino B


"The best hamburgers and -
the coldest mugs of beer B5
this side of Heaven."_11is
Fl ffu, Pat Geyer, Owner. \W s
Across from Manatee Public Beach Mon-Sat 11am-7pm
Sun 12-7pm Closed Tuesday Takeout 778-2501


ca
0,a
O i
tfl






IB PAGE 18 0 JUNE 30, 1999 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Island police reports
Anna Maria City
June 17, possession of alcohol, beach at Tuna Street.
June 20, information, 300 block of North Bay
Boulevard. The complainant reported an unknown per-
son hit the window with a paint ball.
June 21, trespass warning, 877 North Shore
Drive, Rod & Reel Motel/Pier. The complainant issued
a trespass warning to a patron causing a disturbance.
June 22, theft, 100 Bay Boulevard, Anna Maria
City Pier. The complainant reported an unknown per-
son removed five metal signs valued at $200 and a
garbage can valued at $25.
June 22, petty theft of a bicycle, 100 Bay Boule-
vard, Anna Maria City Pier.
June 25, 100 Bay Boulevard, Anna Maria City
Pier bait shop. The complainant reported an unknown
person cut the power cord to the cash register and re-
moved coins.

Bradenton Beach
June 16, lost property a wallet, 400 block of
Gulf Drive South on the beach.
June 16, grand theft, 1325 Gulf Drive N.,
Tortuga Inn. The complainant reported an unknown
person removed two motor scooters valued at $4,200
from the parking lot.
June 18, indecent act upon a child, Coquina
Beach. The officer on patrol observed a vehicle parked
under the bridge with the suspect and the victim inside.
According to police, the suspect was wearing only a T-
shirt and the victim was naked. The suspect was hold-
ing and kissing the victim, said the report. The officer
ordered the pair to get dressed and exit the vehicle.
After questioning the suspect about his actions, and
learning the victim was 15 years old, the officer placed
the suspect in custody. The officer released the victim
to her brother and instructed him to tell their parents to
contact him. The victim's mother called the officer and
he informed her about the incident.
June 20, theft, 2400 block of Avenue A. The com-
plainant reported after a loud party next door, she found
the subject's mail in the street. The subject retrieved the
mail and reported some letters were torn open and
clothing valued at $24 was missing from a package.
The case is under investigation.
June 20, grand theft of two bicycles valued at
$400, 100 block of Church Avenue.

'S ICE Fat-Free, Sugar-Free
,Ice Cream!
Fresh-Cut Deli Sandwiches
S& DLI 95-99% Fat-Free Meats
Soups, Salads, Bagels
EATING OR
TAKE OUT Mon-Sat 10AM 9PM
FOR THE BEACH* Open Sunday 12 6PM
Island Shopping Center 5318 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach 778-7386


*June 21, criminal mischief, 100 block of Sixth Street
South. The victim reported an unknown person slashed
her tires and scratched her vehicle. Damages were $800.
June 22, lost property a wallet, 100 block of
Gulf Drive North.

Holmes Beach
June 17, traffic, 6600 block of Palm Drive. The
officer on patrol observed a large truck that lost part of
its load of ceramic tile in the street. Rain had caused the
cardboard boxes containing the tile to weaken and slip
from the restraints, said the report. A city crew re-
sponded to help clean up the tile and reload the truck.
June 18, suspicious gas drive-off of $7.02,
3015 Gulf Drive, Citgo.
June 18, suspicious, 6500 block of Gulf Drive.
The complainant reported a sliding glass door was shat-
tered, but nothing was missing from the residence. The
officer noted that the door was locked and enclosed by
a locked, screened lanai. The officer said the damage
was possibly caused by heat.
June 18, suspicious, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor
Inn. The complainant reported the horn on a vehicle in
the parking lot was sounding continuously. The officer
found the subject asleep in the vehicle with his knee
pressed against the horn. The officer moved the
subject's knee and the bar owner said he would care for
the subject and not let him drive.
June 19, burglary to an automobile, 6600 Gulf
Drive, Beach Bistro. The victim reported an unknown
person smashed the vehicle window and removed a purse
containing $1,000 in cash, a checkbook, a credit card and
identification. On June 20, the victim reported the credit
card was used to charge $1,311 at two stores in Bradenton.
June 20, assist Bradenton Beach police, 300 block
of Gulf Drive South. The complainant reported an intoxi-
cated subject was passed out beside the road. The officer
called a cab for the subject and stood by until it arrived.
June 20, found property a bicycle, 100 block
of 78th Street.
June 20, theft of a bicycle valued at $50, 7200
block of Palm Drive.
June 21, warrant, 400 block of 62nd Street. The
subject was wanted on four bench warrants and was
placed in custody, said the report.
June 22, marine, 71st Street beach. The complain-
ant reported the subject was carelessly operating a per-
sonal watercraft. The officer advised the subject of the
laws regarding the operation of watercraft.
June 22, theft, 5384 Gulf Drive, Dolphin Day
Care. The complainant reported the subject took a


SLIP INTO OUR DOCK






-i D
im' -1






+AM-r

July 4th Weekend or Any Weekend!
Next time you're boating in the bay. cruise on into
our 12-slip boat dock! By land or by sea. discover
one of Longboat Key's hidden treasures.
Mar vita Dockside Restaurant.
[.im h & Dinner Daily
Fil R C_ ,-raee Service i
( ;., I,-'.' nu .i A: !adahle
r:.;.;. "-,.-- p,-^, -;-ad


-6) Broadwav Street Channel Marker 39
2.5 miles SFE of aorte/ Rridoe on I.RK 383 2391 H E_
* "*'t'' i'" >. ,.,ii t ''4 ," ~*'l '"1 W lt''* > .


client's $41 payment for child care and failed to remit
the payment to the business. When confronted by two
employees, the subject quit her job, removed items
from the business and left, said the report.
June 22, information, 6600 Gulf Drive, Resort 66.
The complainant reported she witnessed a hit-and-run
accident between two vehicles in the parking lot. The of-
ficer observed damage to the remaining vehicle and issued
a BOLO (be on the lookout) for the other vehicle.
June 23, found property a bicycle, 500 block
of 67th Street.
June 23, damage, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee
County Public Beach. The complainant reported an
unknown person attempted to enter a vending machine
causing $200 in damage.
June 24, 6900 block of Gulf Drive. The complain-
ant reported several juvenile subjects threw something at
their vehicle. One complainant pursued and caught one of
the subjects and held him until the officer arrived.
The subject told the officer that he and his compan-
ions threw berries at the vehicle. There was no damage
and the complainant did not want to press charges. The
officer contacted the subject's mother and advised her
of the incident. The subject named his companions.
June 24, assistance, 500 block of Key Royale Drive.
The complainant reported a possible water leak and the
officer found a broken pipe in the garage. The officer was
unable to stem the flow of water and contacted the owner.
June 24, theft of a vehicle tag, 5508 Marina
Drive, Christie's Plumbing.
June 24, suspicious, 3200 block of East Bay
Drive, Anna Maria Island Centre. The complainant
reported the subject was going door-to-door soliciting
sales of merchandise. The officer advised the subject
of a city ordinance prohibiting soliciting and the sub-
ject left the area.
June 24, 5900 Marina Drive, former police de-
partment. The officer responded to the demolished
police building in response to a report of a fire in the
rubble. The officer and a citizen extinguished the fire.
June 25, assist EMS, 200 block of Gladiolus.
EMS employees reported they were unable to make
contact with the subject and the officer located her in
the bathroom. The subject said she needed help but the
all the doors and the window were locked. The officer
located an unsecure window leading into the garage,
cut the screen and unlocked the door. The subject was
transported to the hospital.
If you have information that may help solve crimes,
contact Crime Stoppers at 747-COPS. You may be eli-
gible for a reward up to $1,000.


a.p. BeLL fiH compaNy, iNc.

Fresh Seafood Since 1910
Great selection of locally caught
Grouper, Snapper, Shrimp,
Panfish and much more.
o Planning a fishing trip? Call about our
S big selection of frozen bait!
DISCOUNT PRICES EVERYDAY'
See you at our docks!
S7 941-794-1249
460O 124th St. W.
Cortez, Floridi -


FISH


FRY
Every Friday
All-You-Can-Eat
$795
plus tax
2 pm to Close

CAFE
ON THE
BEACH
4000 GULF DRIVE
HOLMES BEACH
778-0784


CONNIE
& SCOTT
Catch us at
Key West Willy's
July 2, 3 and 4
Fri. and Sat. 9pm -?
Sun.Outdoors 4-8pm
/,i1/ : 107 Gulf Dr.
Bradenton Beach
778-7272


ATO'S ISLAND RESTAURANT
NOW SERVING DINNERS
Monday and Friday
From 5-9PM
Live Dinner Music ~ B.Y.O.B.
Reservations Suggested
Serving Breakfast & Lunch 7 Days
Mon Fri 7 to 2 and Sat & Sun 7 to 3
I S BAY BLVD ANNA MARIA (941) 778-1515








THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N JUNE 30, 1999 M PAGE 19 RE M


No. 0620


TEA FOR TWO

BY MANNY NOSOWSKY / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ


ACROSS
1 "Much Ado
About Nothing"
friar
8 Long Island
town with a
weather station
13 Diversified
20 Lake of the Four
Forest Cantons
21 Queen topper
22 Quite a while
back
23 Without change
24 Pianist Claudio
25 To the extent
that
26 Chat
27 The
29 Film frame
30 Kin to
blackguards and
knaves
32 Some coal
carriers
33 Opening run
35 Bill passers
36 Boulez's New
York
Philharmonic
successor
37 Psalm ender
42 Pulitzer
playwright Akins
43 Carry out
45 "I'm so glad!"
46 Biblical question
47 Overlooked
49 Purple shade


51 Heavy-duty
hauler
52 Pretend
53 Gather with
difficulty
57 "Batman" sound
effect
58 Language of
Mexico
61 Acastle of
Blackbeard
overlooks its
harbor
63 ["Oh my!"]
66 Russian name
meaning "holy"
68 "- your
disposal"
69 Where Davy
Crockett was
born: Abbr.
70 Ghostlike
75 Word that's an
accidental
acronym of a
Hemingway title
77 Santa Fe-to-
Roswell dir.
78 Overwraps
79 Oversight
83 Home with a viev
85 Great times
87 Showed off, as
biceps
89 Substantial
90 Finish complete:
with "up"
93 Juice providers?
95 "- then I said

96 Doesn't work
97 Become a
member
99 Shot maker
100 Race place
101 Phony


102 Experience
103 Wedded
104 Slips, e.g.
110 Uncomfortable
114 Gourmet
sprinkle
115 "...-- in the
affairs of men":
Shak.
116 Offender
117 Driving force
118 Mission in "The
Thin Red Line"
119 Short solo
120 More lathered
121 Downing Street
family, 1955-57
122 Is displeased
and then some
DOWN
1 One way to fall
2 Stratagem
3 Souffl1
ingredient?
4 Fit together
5 Barbaric
6 the finish
7 Kind of shorts
v 8 "That makes
sense"
9 Begets
10 1968 British
comedy "Only
y, When I--"
11 Poker player's
declaration
12 Potbellied
13 Get way too thin
14 Stravinsky and
others
15 Skillful
16 Morales of "La
Bamba"
17 Bust maker


18 Alike: Fr.
19 Two teaspoons,
say
28 Itty-bitty bit
31 Carco.bought
by Chrysler
33 Blue, in Baja
34 Cut to the -
35 Can
36 Big drawer?
37 When early-bird
specials often
end
38 Emergency PC
key
39 At risk
40 Transport of
song
41 Offers?
43 Sicilian spouter
44 Rearend
48 Zing
50 Beoff
51 Beats in a pie
contest?
54 Got off
55 Little dog,
briefly
56 Pennsylvanie,
e.g.
59 "I love you,
Juanita"
60 As well
61 Like some
transactions
62 Like a rat in -
63 Oneofa
Christmas trio
64 Appropriate
65 Panoramas
67 Roscoe
71 They rise above
sea level
72 Tee follower?
73 Flynn on screen


74 Whom "she saw
.. on a seesaw,"
in a children's
ditty
76 Where to find
Aletsch Glacier
80 Our world
81 Cause to go
82 Swirl
84 Short order, for
short


86 Mount in 1980 100 Sulking 107 "The Bronx -
news 101 Kind of heart or
87 Clones, e.g. teeth 108 French Sudan
88 "Who am 102 Was sustained today
judge?" by 109 The Owls of the
90 Many a dinosaur 103 Stan's man Western
91 Doing kitchen 104 Goddess in Athletic
duty, to a G.I. "Aida" Conference
92 Set up 105 "Little--" 111 Come-on
94 Caustic cleanser 106 Spanish 112 Whereabouts
98 Preached appetizer 113 H H H


STUMPED?


Answers to this week's puzzle will appear in next week's newspaper. You can get answers to any
three clues by touch-tone phone: 1-900-420-5656. There is a charge of 950 per minute for the call.


Want to keep in touch? Subscribe to the "best news!" Call 941 778-7978 and charge it to Visa or MasterCard.


.q STEAK & SEA GRILL
FULL LIQUOR

SUMMER HOURS
Mon-Fri 4pm-Midnight
Sat & Sun Noon-Midnight L

Early Bird Specials 4-6 pm

BHappyHour 4-7 pm





Karaoke Wed., FrDri. and Sat.

2519 GULF DR BRADENTON BEACH































335


D e. I







Viuz Laeifraneez



'Wed. July 14th Bastille Celebration at

Chlez Andre
Two Seatings 6 & 8 PM
Featuring your choice o
Vichvssoise or
Salmon Mousse
with Dill Sauce

Beef Bourguienon or
S' i] Stuffed Quail or
Veal in Cream Sauce or
SSea Bass En Croute
a : Bouquet of Vegetables
Fresh Pasta
Salade de Saison
Assorted French Pastry
Regular Menu Available
Entertainment by "Anni=
Breakfast and Lunch Dining in France
Tues thru Sat Thur, Fri & Sat
SSAM-2I30PM 6-9:30PM
Sun 8AiM-1:3PMI Sun 5:30-9PM
RESERVATIONS ACCEPTED


Island stopping Center
778-5320
5406 Marina Drive Holmes Beach


THE ONLY TRATTORIA ON LONGBOAT KEY



C* .

Casual Italian Cuisine
ITALIA

SALADS, ITALIAN HEROS,
BRICK OVEN PIZZAS, ZUPPA DI MUSSELS
Closed Sunday Lunch Lunch 11:30-3, Dinner 4.:30-10


LocatedinheCtShBeID gt





IB PAGE 20 JUNE 30, 1999 N THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Island All-Star teams head
for in-town showdowns
Victor Mattay looked at his 1999 lineup heading
into this week's Little League playoffs.
His Cheshire-cat grin indicated he's pretty
happy with what he sees.
Mattay believes the 1999 Island boys could be as
good as last year's squad that beat three in-town
powerhouses before bowing out of the double-elimi-
nation tournament.
Returning from the 1998 squad are starting
pitchers Taylor Manning and Chris Nelson.
Manning won twice last year in the Manatee'
County All-Star tournament, whipping Manatee
East, a team which in 1997 reached the Little League
World Series.
The 10-team Manatee County All-Star tourna-
ment begins Thursday, July 1, at G.T. Bray Park ,on
59th Street West in Bradenton.
The Anna Maria 11- to 12-year-old All-Stars
square off against the 13th Avenue All-Stars of
Bradenton Friday, July 2 at 8:15 p.m. at G.T. Bray.
Win or lose they play again July 3 at noon at G.T.
Bray.
Here's how Mattay figures Anna Maria's lineup
Swill shake out.
Manning is scheduled to pitch the first game to
battery-mate Kyle Schweitzer. Jordan Bowers will
be at first, Nelson at second, Joey Mattay at short-
stop and Chase Parker at third. In the outfield, Adam
Bouziane will be in left, Blake Tyre in center and
Brett Milks in right.
The first three Anna Maria batters will provide
explosions in the form of TMT, or Tyre, Mattay and
Taylor. Parker will bat cleanup followed by
Bouziane, Nelson, Bowers, Milks and Schweitzer.
All-Star Manager Mattay is joined by coaches Al
Bouziane and Tom Nelson.
According to Mattay, his team is working to
prove that last year's winning nine was not a fluke.
The 1998 Island team beat Manatee East, Manatee




"We're more than just bagels"
Try our:
Homemade Soups
Deli Sandwiches
Homemade Cakes & Muffins

Hours: Mon-Sat 7 am-2 pm Sun 8-noon 779-1212
East Bay Dr. Holmes Beach (Next to Shells)

The soul of Europe in the heart of Longboat Key
*. ;, -,
g.... W^


National and the 13th Avenue All-Stars.
Hard work is required, he said, while fun is a
must.
"To win in this county, known for having some
of the better programs around, you've gotta have a
little luck. But hard work is going to make some luck
for us," Mattay said. "This is probably the most fun
thing these kids will ever do. It's exciting espe-
cially exciting when they get their All-Star uni-
forms."
The winner of this tournament goes on to play
the champions of Sarasota County to see who ad-
vances to regional play. Like Manatee, Sarasota is
considered one of the premier programs in Florida.
The 1998 Manatee County champion North
River National of Palmetto is considered the favor-
ite to repeat in 1999 because they return six players
from last year's team.
Other teams in the tournament include North
River American from Palmetto, 13th Avenue All-


Taylor Manning on the mound
Manning hurled a winning 1999 season for Bali Hai
in Anna Maria Island Little League, having logged
two wins last year in the Manatee County All-Star
tournament. He took home the 1999 league award
for batting with the highest-ever average .655 and
the Most-Valuable Player award. Islander Photo:
Bonner Presswood


LARGE ONE-TOPPING PIZZA $9.95
SECOND MEDIUM CHEESE PIZZA $5.00


OPEN 6 NIGHTS TUES SUN 4:30 10 PM
DAYS: WED -SAT 9 AM 2 PM SUN. 8 AM-2 PM



SOOR ,s



~SONE CRAB

SUMMER SPECIALS
Alaskan King Crab $14.99
All-U-Can-Eat Fried Grouper $10.99 (Fri. Only)

SUNSET SPECIALS
Mon-Fri 4:30-6PM
Potato Crusted Grouper $9.99
Lobster Tails $11.99
Surf & Turf $10.99
Broiled Seafood Platter $10.99
Nutty Grouper $9.99
King Crab $11.99
Full retail seafood market for
fresh seafood to prepare at home.
SUMMER HOURS *
Mon-Fri 4:30-9:30PM Sat & Sun 11:30-9:30PM
383-1748
www.STONECRAB.NET
ON THE BAY END OF BROADWAY ST. NORTH LONGBOAT KEY


Stars of Bradenton, Manatee Central, East, National
and American teams, Anna Maria, Newtown and
Braden River.
"This is a great group of kids, great to coach.
They're enthusiasticc" Mattay said. "It's been fun
for them and the coaches. We've got a good team,
including eight 12 year olds who are experienced
players and know what to do with the ball when they
get it."
Anna Maria's 9- and 10-year-old All-Stars are
loaded with talent as well.
Manager Andy Price and coaches Brad Lisk and
Ron McDonough spent three weeks training their
team, going so far as to pit them in a practice game
against the 11-12 All-Stars.
"This team looks great," Price said. "In all the
years I've been associated with Anna Maria Island
Little League, these kids have the best skill level
I've seen."
Although 11-12 Manager Mattay believes teams
have to have a little luck to win this tournament,
Price isn't so sure.
"Preparation and attitude lead to winning," Price
said. "Our team has worked real hard and they don't
mind exercising or running. They could win this
thing or they might go out and lose, but they're not
going to pout about it. They've got a good attitude
and they have two good leaders in Greg Lowman
and Sean Price. So I don't know if luck has anything
to do with it."
The younger All-Stars play Manatee East All-
Stars Friday, July 2, at 5 p.m. at G.T. Bray Park. If
they win, they play Tuesday, July, 6 at 5:45 p.m. If
they lose, they play Monday, July 5, at 5:45 p.m.
Players include shortstop/pitcher Lowman,
catcher/pitcher Pittman, left fielder Jordan Pritchard,
pitcher/first baseman Steven Faase, shortstop/pitcher
Connor Bystrom, outfielder Spencer Carper, out-
fielder Patrick Cole, third baseman Matt
McDonough, outfielder Shane Pelkey, second
baseman Sean Price, outfielder Timmy Bouziane
and outfielder Chad Richardson.
Island resident Elmo Torres is managing the 13-
year-old Manatee County Babe Ruth All-Star Na-
tional team.
Like Victor Mattay, Torres is grinning from ear
to ear about his team.
"The caliber of player is very high and I expect
us to do well," he said. "We're also lucky because
PLEASE SEE SPORTS RAP, NEXT PAGE

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
COUPON t I ,
7/6/99 N .BO 'S
S b 10519 Cortez Road
I 792-5300 I
BUFFET HOURS: 11AM 9PM SUN. Noon 8 PM

LUNCH & DINNER *o
PIZZA BUFFET




Per person with purchase ofsoft drinks. Coupon good
for entire party. Not good with any other offers.
"Thank you to all our local patrons"
hmmmmmmm COUPON mmmmmmI


Why pay more?!
Come and taste the best delicacies at the right price!
Sunset Special Menu for Two

5-6PM Only $19.99
Includes entrees, bread and butter, soup
or salad and beverage for two persons.
Choose from Risotto Boscaiola, Eggplant
Parmigiana, Veal Marsala, Salmon Piccata, Penne
Napoli, Lamb Shank, Filet of Sole and more!


Award winning Italian Continental Cuisine
383-8898 Ivo Scafa, Proprietor
* Adjoining Four Winds Beach Resort
An elegant resort on the Gulf of Mexico
2605 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key







THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JUNE 30, 1999 M PAGE 21 R1i:[


SPORTS RAP, FROM PAGE 20
none of our kids are going away on summer vaca-
tion."
Because a number of the kids have been playing
together for a long time, Torres feels that part of the
equation gives his team an advantage.
Torres' team plays its first game in the district
playoffs in Cape Coral. The Manatee County 13s
play Cape Coral on Thursday, July 8, at a time yet
to be determined.
Joining Torres are coaches Jeff Conley and Tom
Harrison.
Representing the Island is Mario Torres, who
batted .552 on the season and had a 3.14 ERA on the
mound. His teammates include Donnie Anderson,
Eddie Anderson, Justin Barr, Bryan Borstelmann,
Alan Conley, Chris Constantino, Drake Dumas,
Hampton Harrison, Josh Long, Ryan Pope, Ryan
Talbert and Justin Wells.
Anna Maria Island's Joe Roberts will coach the
13-year-old Manatee County State team. The team
plays in a different tournament than the 13 National
team and can advance only to the state level. The 13
National team can advance to the Babe Ruth World
Series in Tallahassee.
Manatee County Babe Ruth is hosting the Dis-
trict All-Star tournament for ages 15 and under at
Palma Sola Park July 8-11. Teams from Sarasota
County, Manatee County, Cape Coral, Naples and
Port Charlotte will compete.
Palma Sola Park is off 75th Street in Bradenton
with the entrance directly across the street from the
first tee at Palma Sola Golf Club.
John VanOstenbridge is coaching the 15 Na-
tional team and Anna Maria's Mark Rudacille is one
of his All-Stars. His teammates are Mark Crowell,
Marcus Laboy, Eric Lambert, Tim Gillen, all of
Bayshore High baseball, Jason Cooper and Brian
Gartley, both of whom play for Manatee High, along
with Jeremy Crews, Jared High, Keith
VanOstenbridge, Matt Day, Jimmy Pickett,'Daniel
Kinyon arid Mike Walker;
Islanders Michael Cagnina and Joey Mousseau
are on the 14 National team, while Jason Loomis
plays on the 14 State team.


Summer

kid safety
Watch out for kids, says Holmes Beach
Police Lt. Dale Stephenson. Now that school is
dismissed for the summer, Stephenson advises
motorists to drive carefully and be cautious of
children playing in or near the street.
Stephenson also advises pedestrians to use
crosswalks but know the rules.
A driver must stop when the pedestrian
steps into the crosswalk, but is not required
to stop if the pedestrian is standing by the
side of the road. However, Stephenson says
pedestrians should use due care and not step
in front of vehicles.
A bicyclist who wishes to use a cross-
walk must dismount the bicycle and walk
across the road as a pedestrian. While on the
road, a bicycle is considered a vehicle and
bicyclists must obey the same rules as driv-
ers of other vehicles.

The 14 National tournament starts in Sarasota
July 8-11 at Babe Ruth complex behind Robart's
Arena on Fruitville Road.

Fishing Tournament standings
The Anna Maria Island Community Center
reeled in big numbers from the June 19 Fishing the
Islands Tournament, accepting a donation of
$18,000 from tournament proceeds.
In the Offshore Adult Division, the Mastry En-
gine Team led by Capt. Tom Butler totaled 334.9
points with four 40-pound-plus amberjack and two
gag grouper, one 35.8 pounds, to take the top spot.
The second-place team of Capt. Roy Salgado,
Skip Shipley, Taylor Shipley, Wes Frances and Mike
Turrats scored 291.3, including 125 points for a 90-
inch sailfish. Salgado released the sail.
Rick Myrick, Sean Gatesman, Chris Furr and Ja-
son Boyce fished with Butler on his boat "Reality
- Check." ,.


Third place went to Capt. Hank Williams "Wet
Willie" charter boat and Harry Blenker for hitting
the red snapper honey hole and scoring 287.5 points.
"We got over 300 pounds of snapper and a
bunch of 12- to 15-pound grouper," Williams said
the night of the weigh in.
Fourth through 12th place, respectively, in the
Offshore Division and in the money were John
Pangallo (269.4), Tom Brown (267.5), Glenn Corder
(256), Steve Kajciewski (255.3), Jason Henzell
(253.7), Don Wallace (238.5), Michael Wood (236.9),
Jim Hammond (236.3) and Jamie Shay (236).
First in the Inshore Adult Division went to Capt.
Ryan Rowan of Venice and his Bradenton team on
the "My Pal Al." Fishing with Rowan were Terry
Rader of Flamingo Cay and Bradenton residents
Randy Rader, Joe Pedrazza and Rick Gullett.
The team landed six snook between 32 and 36
inches to total 556 points.
Ron Lewis and sons John, Lewis and Sam took
second with 537.5 points for catching five trout 22
to 23 1/2 inches and a 34 1/2-inch snook.
Leo Orsi and his daughter Kristen was third with
524.5 points for five trout 21 to 24 inches and 30 1/
2-inch redfish.
Fourth through 12th place, respectively, went to
Rick Breeze (524), Kevin Alderfer (518), Keith
Rogers (517), Jonnie Walker (514.5), Art Shiver
(513.5), Jim Stanek (507), George David (505.5),
Richard Seward (504) and John Yingling (504).

Indoor summer soccer league
on hold for now
Due to low registration, the Anna Maria Island,
Community Center's summer indoor soccer league
kick off has been delayed until Saturday, July 10.
The last day to register will be Friday, July 2, for
the league for boys and girls age 5 to 13. Age-level
play is determined by the player's age on June 18,
1999.
All games will be played on Saturdays. This is
a recreational league and no standings will be kept.
Volunteer coaches and referees are needed.
Please call Seth Groseclose at 778-1908 for informa-
tion or to volunteer.


Bring the Family to the beach for breakfast,
brunch or dinner with us at ...

CAFE ON THE BEACH
Home of the Delicious
ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT
PANCAKE BREAKFAST
1 (includes Jimmy Dean Sausage)
-.,. $4 25 + tax
$Served Daily
Old-Fashioned Breakfasts, Great Lunches & Dinner Specials Nightly
OPEN 7 AM 7 DAYS A WEEK
Casual Inside Dining Room or Outside Patio Dining Plenty of Parking
Weekend Live Entertainment Big Playground
On Beautiful Manatee Beach where Manatee Ave. ends and the Gulf begins!
4000 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach 778-0784


Buy it, sell it! Find it in The Islander Bystander


IIipp l OUi, t11n-61'N AILY


~F HULL BAR!

uw&-n 1;'-^ 1/4 Mile South of
-o/ky'Ar/ 'y Anna r Maria Island
North End of Longboat Key
Whitney Shopping Center s 4.-3f _J- 4r- 6814 Gulf of Mexico Drive



Naj; Rit \9r\ N
in9IR7. jFI


CAPTAIN
MORGAN
RUM


FLEISCHMANN
GIN
$1249 2 2or $23.98
1 ($11.99)
1.75 LTR


1 299 OLD CROW EVAN WILLIAMS BOURBON
BOURBON $1 99 STILL 90 1.75 LTR
$1!79 1.75 LTR 1.75 LTR
S 2or s458 2 for $24.98 2 for S30.9899 2 for $8.58
S()14.29)
C1 1499
GILBEY GIN UIRHEAD SCOTc CANADIAN MIST
1.75 LTR WHISKEY
9 2 REBATES
JIM BEAM MIR 4.00 OSo CANADIAN LTD
8 STAR BLEND + Net *8.99 1.75 LTR
$1 299 2or 2458 $1249 1 2 for 4.98
$1299 (291.75 LTR 11249$1499 1.752 r ($12.49)
1.75 LTR PHILADELPHIA INVERHOUSE 1.75 LTR
(f$2.99) 8 BLENDED WHISKEY SCOTCH 2 r1 42.98
CRYSTAL MCCORMICK BARTON WOLFSCMIDT
PALACE VODKA VODKA VODKA
VODK 10.79 $1149 1199 1.75 LTR
1.75 MIR 2.00
$79 1.5 Net L8.79 2 for $22.98
LTR 1.75 LTR (S11.491


BUSCH & COUPON ONLY!
BUSCH $1.25 OFF ANY 1.75 LTF
LIGHT $1.00 OFF LTR
19 12- PACK 75 OFF 750ML
5 CANS NOT ON SALE!


1





IMD PAGE 22 M JUNE 30, 1999 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Evil slime mold threatens eco-world!


Call this our own version of "Star Wars." In the
remote parts of Tampa and Sarasota bays, a group of
valiant seagrass bed protectors have spent the past
20 years battling the evil forces of pollution, misuse
and neglect to rescue the empire of the marine eco-
system.
Just when the war appears to be won by those
spunky seagrass fighters, a dark force appears on the
horizon, and all appears lost.
Actually, that plot isn't exactly what's happening
in our waters, but there is a problem that's surfaced in
Tampa Bay that's causing some concern to biologists.
A slimy mold, Labyrinthula, has been discovered
-" in seagrass beds near Fort Desoto Park in Tampa Bay.
At its worse, the mold will kill seagrass it comes in
contact with. The mold tends to attach itself to the
seagrass blades, and in some parts of the state will kill
the grasses.
The real question here is whether or not the mold
has always been around, if it's just now been discov-
ered, or if it's new to the ecosystem. There's also a
question as to what the mold's impact is on area
seagrasses.
What's startling is that the limited area sampled
showed that 80 to 90 percent of seagrass had mold.
"It's something to watch out for," said Dr. David
Tomasko, a biologist who has been studying local bay
water and others in Florida for more than a decade,
most recently with the Southwest Florida Water Man-
agement District.
Tomasko and others expect to get funding to con-
duct surveys of Southwest Florida bays this fall. He
said the hope is to sample 60 spots in Tampa Bay, and
30 in Sarasota Bay, to search for Labyrinthula and de-
termine its effects, if any, on seagrasses.
"Parasites like Labyrinthula exist in every ecosys-
tem," Tomasko said, "and parasites usually don't kill
their host. Its presence may just be a natural phenom-
enon."
He added that in Florida Bay between the south-
ern tip of the state and the Florida Keys the slime
mold has been found and studied for the past four
years. The mold is the prime suspect of massive
seagrass bed die-offs.
"But seagrass can be more susceptible to disease
when it's stressed, and Florida Bay seagrasses are



nno O orio onslan es

Moon Date AM HIGH AM LOW PM HIGH PM LOW
Jun 30 3:14 1.5 5:37 1.4 12:53 2.7 8:24 0.0
Jul 1 3:45 1.5 6:23 1.4 1:32 2.7 8:57 0.0
Jul2 4:17 1.6 7:17 1.4 2:17 2.6 9:35 0.1
Jul 3 4:59 1.6 8:23 1.4 3:06 2.5 10:16 0.2
Jul 4 5:35 1.7 9:41 1.3 4:00 2.2 10:57 0.4
Jul5 6:17 1.9 11:11 1.2 5:11 2.0 11:40 06
LO Jul 6 6:58 2.0 6:41 1.7 12:47 1.1
Jul 7 7:38 2.2 12:22 0.8 8:30 1.5 2:13 0.8
Cortez High Tides 7 minutes later lows 1:06 later


stressed," Tomasko added.
Stress from pollution doesn't appear to be a factor
in harming seagrass beds any longer in our region.
Seagrass beds have expanded about 20 percent in
the past 10 years in the Sarasota Bay area. Tomasko
said there are parts of Tampa Bay where there are more
seagrasses today than 50 years ago, a period of time
some scientists think of as the "golden age" of water
quality and clarity in this area.
Seagrass beds are home to all kinds of juvenile and
mature fish and other marine critters. They also serve
as sediment holders, keeping the bottom muck from
floating in the water. Less muck, better water clarity,
more seagrasses ... you get the idea.

Clearer and clearer
Speaking of water clarity, Tomasko mentioned an
interesting bit of news about how clear water is these
days in Sarasota Bay.
Scientists use something called a secci disk to de-
termine water clarity. The disk is about a three-inch
diameter piece of flat wood that is dropped in the wa-
ter. When you can't see the disk any more, you figure
out how deep the disk is and, over time, have a clue as
to water quality-Changes in the area.
Ten years ago, you could see a secci disk in 1.5
meters of water about two percent of the time in some
areas of the bay. Today, you can see the little flat piece
of wood 30 percent of the time in the same water depth
at the same spots.
Things are looking better and better the clearer and
clearer the bays get.

Biologist/novelist
Got a book the other day that included excerpts


from an unpublished novel by the good Dr.
Tomasko. The book, "Feathers, Fins and Fur" is
edited by Whitney Scott through the Outrider Press
publishing house.
Tomasko has written two novels, both still unpub-
lished, and a chapter from one titled, "Clupea Palassi,"
excerpted for Scott's book tells the tale of a fish caught
up in the Prince William Sound oil spill. It's a good
story, and I wish David well with getting it published
in its entirety.
He said he was invited to Chicago to read the ex-
cerpt to a writers' conference, saying he was some-
what awed that he was asked to read anything he'd
written. The chapter was well received, he said, with
lots of people congratulating him afterwards "al-
though the fact that I was buying the beer probably
had something to do with all the compliments," he
added with a laugh.
Biologist-mystery novelist there's a weird
blend, eh?

Sandscript factoid
Here's something else that's weird: a half-dozen
Buddhist monks in Myanmar have turned a pastime
into a tourist attraction and have people from around
the world visiting their out-of-the-way monastery.
Myanmar, to save you from digging out your atlas, is
what once was called Burma.
Seems the monks, bored with their studies and
meditations, began training cats in the monastery to
do tricks. Pretty soon they had the felines jumping
through hoops and performing other tricks. Word got
out, and they are now visited by tourists from
France, Germany, Italy and Japan. Following
through with the celebrity status, the monks have
named the cats after celebs Madonna, Demi
Moore and Leonardo DiCaprio.
I've never been much of a cat fancier, but what
little I know about them suggests that you would
have to be incredibly bored to try to train one of
those independent felines, and the actual training
process would probably be as tedious as watching
paint dry.
Or not. A friend has a cat and I apparently have
been able to train it. Every time I pet her, she bites me.
I wonder who is training whom?


Bridge Street Pier a Cafe
(at end of Bridge St. on pier)

FISHING $1
(no license required)
Live Bait Tackle R od Rentals
Cold 3 eer & S oda
Daily 7am 10pm Pier Open 24 Hours
BRADENTON BEACH 779-1706


CALL TODAY
FOR AN
APPOINTMENT
MON FRI
8AM 5PM
SAT 8AM 4PM


AMERICAN CAR WASH
& QUICK LUBE SERVICE
5804 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
778-1617 1


GIFT
CERTIFICATES
ARE
GREAT GIFTS
ANYTIME
- mm


OFFSHORE FISHING CHARTERS ABOARD

ZULU MAMA
31-FOOT BERTRAM









CALL: Capt. Pa at (941) 778-0021 or 778
CALL: Capt. Paul at (941) 778-0021 or 778-3013


Personal Service
Competitive Prices
SFamily Owned & Operated
Custom Cabinet Making
Millwork & Wood Cut to Size
213 54th Street Holmes Beach 778-3082


Aboard 36-ft Custom Sportfish
CAPT. JASON HENZELL, OWNER/OPERATOR, U.S.C.G. LICENSED
321-0479 oR 321-0399


ISIAN) MARINE
* Boat Rentals
* Boat Storage
"* Loc Boat Sales
* Full Service Department
* Outboard & I/O Repairs ~ w....R
412 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria 941-778- 1260


( Just visiting
paradise?

ISLANDER

Don't leave the Island
/without us. Mal order
941-778-7978.


Charter Boat Grand Slam

OFFSHORE FISHING









Aboard 27-foot Osprey or 31-foot Morgan
Captain Roy Salgado, Owner/Operator
U.S.C.G. Licensed
941-779-2178






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M JUNE 30, 1999 M PAGE 23 EB

Snook, reds, tarpon near Egmont; grouper offshore


By Capt. Mike Heistand and Capt. David Futch
Along the beaches, especially at Egmont Key and
Whitney Beach on north Longboat Key, snook are
crowding the surf.
A trip to Whitney Beach on Thursday with Capt.
Mike Heistand produced a half dozen catch-and-release
snook in about an hour for 16-year-old Colorado visi-
tor Cheyenne Futch.
Redfish are on the inside of Egmont, while tarpon
are still daisy-chaining on the outside.
The Anna Maria City Pier reports anglers catch-
ing lots of pompano, small snook and mackerel and a
few mangrove snapper.
Rod & Reel Pier patrons are bringing in mackerel,
snook, redfish, cobia and mackerel. Fishing has picked
up during the full-moon cycle and some anglers are
even hooking into tarpon and barracuda.
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez reporting for
Capt. Zack on the Dee-Jay II said lots of red grouper
to 20 pounds and plenty of yellowtail and mangrove
snapper to five pounds are being caught, plus bonita to
15 pounds and chicken dolphin to five pounds.
Capt. Rick Gross said tarpon to 110 pounds were
caught on his boat as well as permit to 12 pounds and
trout to 22 inches.
Capt. Tom Chaya said his clients caught permit,


Wyatt Easterling, 4, of Anna Maria holds a three-
foot bonnethead shark caught around the One-mile
Reef recently. Father Nick Easterling said, "He's got
fishing 'fever as bad as his six-year-old brother Burns
now. It's a good time to go fishing for sharks.
Tampa Bay is loaded with them this time of year.
Islander Photo courtesy: "Uncle" Steve Bark







4


PRO ISLAND
WATRSPORTS
Personal Watercraft Service




SJet Ski
Waverunner
Sea Doo
Serving the Island
for more than 10 years.
AMI certified mechanic,
Chris Remig
Mobile Service
779-1387
3014 Ave. C #4
Holmes Beach (behind Citgo)
Open Wed-Sat at 10am


Inshore Sport Fishing
Charter Boat
,,,pleat A,
ceP




Full & Half Day Trips
Custom Trips Available

Captain Steven Salgado
Owner/Operator
Lifetime experience in local waters
U.S.CG. Licensed
Custom built Privateer
Fishing License, Ic Bait & Tackle
Furnished
Docked at
Cortez Fishing Center
778-9712


mackerel and triggerfish last week.
Capt. Matt Denham said his people caught gag
and red grouper to 15 pounds, mackerel to 27 inches,
huge mangrove snapper to eight pounds and dolphin to
five pounds. One lucky customer caught a 42-inch co-
bia weighing in at 50 pounds.
Capt. Mark Bradow reports tarpon, tarpon, tar-
pon and some sharks last week.
Capt. Glenn Corder said grouper fishing is good
with fish to 10 pounds in less than 100 feet of water.
There's plenty of snapper in the close-in wrecks and
reefs.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said there have
been good reports of redfish and snook in the bays and
permit on the artificial reefs offshore. Grouper fishing
remains excellent and snapper fishing fair. Also, a
number of deepwater fish like tuna, dolphin and wahoo
are being landed in numbers.
Matt Bowers from Island Discount Tackle put
Lance Bieker on a 100-pound tarpon last week. He
said Bieker didn't know what to expect before he went
out, but he discovered pretty quick about the freight-
train pulling power of the silver king.
At Snead Island Crab House, Dave Johnson said
trout are in front of Rattlesnake Key. Red grouper and
lane snapper are offshore and snook are in the Mana-
tee River.
Capt. Thom Smith from Angler's Repair said
snook, reds and trout were caught on his boat.


Dave Johnson of the Snead Island Crab House
holds a 17-pound, 34-inch snook he caught night
fishing at the Green Bridge in Bradenton. Johnson
said he used a large, hand-picked shrimp.
On Capt. Mike's boat Magic, fishers caught a lot
of small snook and some larger ones to 32 inches, trout
to 25 inches and a flashy 100-pound tarpon.
Go get 'em.


Ic- SOT NW Im


Ship's world journey
to be detailed
Rip Roebling of Longboat Key will tell of a 70-
year world journey by Black Douglas, 170-foot three-
masted sailboat, when the Sun Coast Yacht Club meets
at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 1, at Bayshore Gardens
Recreation Center in Bradenton.
The ship is owned by Roebling's father and is berthed
in Nice, France. Her keel was laid in 1929 in Bath, Maine,
and over the years has been rebuilt, reborn and reinvented
as yacht, wartime patrol cutter, research vessel, treasure
hunter, Sarasota school ship and now back to yacht, said
Roebling. Information is available at 798-3887.

Horseshoe winners
Winners in the June 23 horseshoe games were Jack
Cooper of Holmes Beach and Ron Pepka of Anna


FISHING CHARTERS
FULL OR HALF DAY
SPleasure Cruises Egmont Excursions
Backwater Offshore

U^^H^^^^^^ I.,^^^^^


Reservations
Please 795-8299


Capt. Mike
Heistand


Maria. Runners-up were George Landraitis of Cortez
and Bill Starrett of Anna Maria.
Winners in the June 26 games were Cooper and
Starrett. Runners-up were Roger Kipp of Bradenton
and George McKay of Anna Maria.

Woodlands offers tourney
Islander Scot Ricci, owner of Woodlands golf
course, invites all to Woodlands in Ellenton for a July
Fourth holiday two-person scramble Saturday, July 3,
with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start.
The $22.50 per player entry fee includes a cookout,
18 holes and cart.
There will be team prizes and team skins, closest-
to-the-pin, hole-in-one and longest-putt contests with
$100 to the first person to get a hole in one.
The Woodlands is at 5901 Erie Road, Ellenton. For
further information call Ricci at 729-8999.






779-9090


PARASAIL
Vacation fun, lifetime family
memories, professional service.


JET SKI
New 1999 Waverunners
No restricted riding area.


Located in the Bradenton Beach Marina on the
bay side, southwest of Cortez Bridge from
Gulf Drive, take 2nd St. North to the Marina.
WE HONOR OTHERS COUPONS.





BRIANJ. WOOD

Docks Seawalls

Boat Lifts
BUILDING THE BEST, REPAIRING THE REST"
Seawall Caps Erosion Control
Pilings Rock Revetments
SInstallations Supplies
Service & Repairs

FREE ESTIMATES
792-5322
State Cert. CRC049564
CCN NO. 02311


ISLAND STARTER

and ALTERNATOR

Auto Marine Diesel

Foreign and Domestic

We Specialize in

Delco, Prestolite

and Motorola


778-0818

5608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach
Behind Auto Repair Shop






Ij PAGE 24 0 JUNE 30, 1999 K THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Alexander buys Paradise
Bill Alexander, lifelong local resident and former
general manager of Wagner Realty, is the new owner
of A Paradise Inc. real estate firm in Holmes Beach.
Alexander said, Lynn Hostetler, who owned the com-
pany since 1985, will stay on as managing partner.
Alexander announced he has plans to move the office and
expand. A Paradise Rental Management Inc. is not af-




RENTALS
Annual / Seasonal / Monthly / Weekly


SHAW'S POINT WATERFRONT. Newly
listed 3BR/2BA with family room, caged lap-
pool and deep-water dockage. Located in B
flood zone. Offered at $287,500. Call Dave
Moynihan 778-2246/778-7976 eves.


BAYFRONT LOT Spectacular views of bay
from this bayfront lot centrally located between
the Manatee and Cortez Bridges. Lot measures
65 by 100 feet, is seawalled and ready for con-
struction. Offered at $215,000. Contact David
Moynihan 778-2246/778-7976 eves.


fected by the purchase, he said.
Ed Oliveira has joined
Alexander at A Paradise. He
has been in real estate on
Anna Maria Island since
1987, and lives on the Island
with his wife Bernie and
their two daughters.

Realty raves
Richard Freeman led ev-


Alexander


FOR RENT THE VALHALLA
3216 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach


DIRECT GULFFRONT DUPLEX
Secluded, white sandy beach. Includes all amenities, sleeps
thirteen, small pets allowed. Weekly rentals available.
Call Ann Harmon for availability.

o 'ianeya 2501 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach
C y -' wwww.oldfloridarealty.com
Sales (941) 778-6849
Rentals (800) 778-9599


PLAYA ENCANTADA 2BR/2BA unit, lo-
cated 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.


RUNAWAY BAY Rare ground level, 2BR/2BA
end unit. Great lagoon location with southern
exposure. On-site rental management with club-
house, tennis, heated pool, shuffle board and
bocci ball. Offered at $139,500. Call Jerry
Martinek 778-2246/778-2975 eves. #38599


I ig Copn n'1Rnaop any in Manat eC t
r A, I I I


You can keep up on
real estate activity with
a subscription to
"the best news on
Anna Maria Island"
You'll get news about
three Island city govern-
ments, the bridges,
Island people and
fishing. Call (941) 778-
7978 and charge it to
MasterCard or Visa. P.S.
Visit our office and
subscribe in person -
5404 Marina Dr., Holmes
Beach. We're right next
to Chez Andre in the
Island Shopping Center.


Residential Commercial/Industrial Property Management Mortgage Loans Title Insurance Vacation Rentals


t.




Fr w
Carol S. Heinze
REALTOF/CRS
778-5059


BRADENTON BEACH DUPLEX 2BR/
1 BA on each side. Duplex includes a 50
by 100 feet lot that is also zoned for a
duplex. S299.000. Duplex can be pur-
chased without lot. Call Carol Heinze or
Karin Stephan. IB36091
BUY YOUR BOAT A CONDO!
S99.000. 2BR/2BA waterfront condo
on a wide canal overlooking the wa-
terway. Includes a private boat dock
out the back door. Chi'dren and pets
are welcome. IB37212


VACATION RENTALS

FROM CONDOS TO COTTAGES.

WEEKLY OR LONGER.

CALL BOB LOHSE 778-0766

FOR A BROCHURE.


IMAGINE...SUNRISES FROM YOUR CONDO ON THE BAY! Enjoy your morning coffee on the lanai of this 2BR/2BA,
nicely furnished condo directly on the Bay. Spectacular view of the Intracoastal Waterway on one side and the Gulf of
Mexico on the other. $164,900. Call Denise Langlois, Realtor. 751-1155. IB37652
ROOM FOR EXPANSION Well-maintained older home on 100 by 154 feet duplex zoned lot. 2BR/2BA, quiet Holmes
Beach location close to beach, shopping and library. Room for pool. Call Pat Thompson, Realtor 751-1155. IB38221

Visit our exciting new comprehensive web site at
www.arvidarealtyservices.com


erything at Island Real Estate during May, the company
announced. Freeman was top listing agent and seller.
Carolyn Patrick was top producer in May for the
Holmes Beach office of Wedebrock Real Estate Company
in both listing and selling. Other top listers were Lynda
Melnick, Longboat Key; Sharon Oper, Avenue of the
Flowers; Jennifer Mayforth and Paul Glock, Cortez Road;
and Deborah Thrasher, commercial division. Other top
sellers were Mike Migone and Tina Rudek, Longboat;
Karen and Dana Ankerstar, Avenue of the Flowers; Cindy
Hunsader, Cortez Road; and Jim Foster, commercial.


GULFFRONT AND NEAR GULF PROPERTIES!
PRIVATE ISLAND RETREAT! 110 foot Gulf front-
age on natural beach. Breathtaking views,
3BR/3BA, 2,800 sq.ft, living area with spacious
master suite and deck on second floor.
Room for pool and includes two Gulf lots!
$995,000.

DUPLEX WITH GREAT GULF VIEWS! 100 feet to
choice beach. Two turnkey units with recent
refurbishing. Offers 2BR/2BA and 2BR/2BA
plus den with trundle-bed. Excellent rental
history. Asking $419,500.

CHARMING BEACH HOME AND VACANT
LOT! 300 feet to beach, 2BR/2BA plus 192
sq.ft. screened porch ready for total or par-
tial enclosure. Lots of potential to expand.
Asking $400,000 for buildable lot and home.



Since
S1957
MARIE LIC REAL ESTATE
FRANKLIN REALTY .ROK.R
"We ARE th Island "
9805 Gulf Dr-o PO Box 831 Anr a MA-,, I lori, 3421,1
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250


-,
NO_


VACATION RENTAL
Gulf Shores Condo
2BR/2BA/Den
$800- $1000 per week



REALTORS@


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


C*T"n






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M JUNE 30, 1999 0 PAGE 25 G


* JUST LISTED! *







I' :



S254 Gladiolus, Anna Maria
* Open Sunday, July 4, 2-4pm *
Close to Gulf and bay beaches with a peek
of the bay! 5BR/4BA or 3BR/2BA with
mother-in-law apt. Exceptionally spacious
greatroom, large custom kitchen, many ex-
tras. Four-car garage, RV pad with hook-up.
$335,000. Call Christine Shaw or
SMarianne Correll 778-6066, after hours
S778-0441/778-2847.


Visit us at our web site: http://www.islandreal.com
I [ MLS 1 1-8o-865-0800oo
6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 778-6066

Buy it. Sell it! Find it in The Islander Bystander
E i


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


CANALFRONT. Looking for a 2BR/2BA canalfront
home on the Island for under $150,000? We have
it! Open floor plan, split bedrooms with water views
from almost every room. Do not miss this one.
Dock and davits, too! $147,250. Call Susan Hatch
778-7616 eves.


BAYFRONT CONDO WESTBAY POINT AND
MOORINGS. Wonderful views of bay and
Intracoastal from this updated 2BR/2BA second floor
unit. Extended living room, new tile and carpet,
furniture included. Heated pool and tennis.
$189,900. Call Zee Catanese 794-8991 eves.


ISLAND DUPLEX. Charming 2BR/1 BA duplex close
to beach and bay. Tropical landscaping, tin roof, ce-
ramic tile floors throughout, updated bathrooms,
pecky cypress kitchens, laundry facilities, central AC
and heat. $199,000. Call Carol Williams 744-0700.


REALTORS


5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
Nous parlons francais
Mit uns koennen Sie deursch reden
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK MLS E 3 I


-ANNA MARIA
j DUPLEX
Great income opportunity! Short
S walk to the beach. Annual tenants
L -I until June 13 and Nov. 1,.1999
.. Price reduced to $239,000.
a MLS#36510

Call Piroska Kallay at 778-2261
After hours 778-3778
Fax: 778-7944 (800) 422-6325
605C Manatee Ave.
RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE, INC. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
an independently owned and operated member of Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corporation


DON & KAREN SCHRODER present...
ON THE INTRACOASTAL
Magnificent sunrises and twinkling boat
lights at night are yours from this
3BR/2BA bayfront home. The unique
greatroom floor plan is topped by a
soaring ceiling and the upper-level
master suite has a view to die for! An
additional bathroom adjoins the exer-
cise room. Spacious workshop area i'*.
and a 3-car garage. Davits. Superb
construction quality and energy
efficiency throughout.
$575,000
R M~G GULFSTREAM

941-778-2200


ANNA MARIA




REAL ESTATE, INC.


I I I I -I
Mary Ann Schmidt Helen White
Eves. 778-4931 Eves. 778-6956
BIMINI BAY
4BR/3.5 BA spectacular home with panoramic
view of Bimini Bay. Cathedral ceilings, fireplace,
eat-in kitchen, den, large caged elevated pool, 60-
foot dock, davits, boat lift, great storage. $775,000.
ANNA MARIA NEAR BEACH
4BR/2.5BA family home. Caged pool, deep-water ca-
nal, 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.
DIRECT GULFFRONT
2BR/1.5BA Seaside Beach House condo. Fur-
nished, end-unit, heated pool, beautiful beach
and view. $225,000.


Julie Gilstrap Patti Marifjeren
LTG, GRI REALTOR/
Property Manager Property Manager
ANNUAL RENTALS
Sandy Pointc 2BR/2BA condo S900
3012 Gulf- IBR/IBA 5500
727 Jacaranda -3BR/2BA $1,800
Perico Bay Club 2BR/2BA S900
SEASONAL RENTALS
Condominiums and Houses Weeklv/Monthly
from 5700 week/ S1500 month
779-0202 1(800)7326434
ANNA MARIA
S Bc SuiiCoast
REAL ESTATE. INC.
Island Shopping Center e 5402 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 9 wwv.suncoastinc.comn


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



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




778-4800


ISLANDER


ImmBY 1.


V,5loD.J OF S-MAlA
CoAi->,-1I1 lHygtft Y>- VYt4 w 77H5 /Ji'ae
P/Ar /MkeOa L 5.roy 7, A/,g -
5/rcc., I B.aRIiLL 77- 1tF. 7//-r '

cAcr-.o *HA4D POOL oCA] P4p wAr,4 e-4/A4L
Al/r/f- O, /a 2F,4/h//7. 64/'A I/A.l4' / ,tOa-


6rULF 4VRDA3J XDPL--X
S399, ooo


'A/ /4G oV 1/04p SWey A O/ci 5'7
y1 /f P /iUM/2-A? fyLlfl- 55r/?ze67-


A'f9s.
urJIauE FPREo'YRT HAT fFAIF1tT 5 A
VulOfIFFL M/4IN fktOU:S TH TS
2 5TTog es Wa 2 M- T- FIR PLrtcE
f1L XooM, p WHITE TILE FLOOR P -
f.% ForIisiHED 2 BR KAS. WoqSHwOP'
ftglAc OfiL STgCs 7w Ti CHW
24(65, 000


:t. (


8oo -30L 1,1
qlf -718-.66O


3101 G3-oLS PR (ftOLAtt5 Ac
Shttp://www.manatee online.com/norman/
0 040 % *


w V-v


cr; i! r







I PAGE 26 A JUNE 30, 1999 G THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


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 fini-
als) 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 software!
Pagemaker 6.0, Photoshop 3.0, Pagemill 3.0,
Illustrator 5,5, Quark Xpress 3.32, MS Word 5.0,
plus more. $600: Optional Iomega zip drive, $100
and Apple Laserwriter 300, $175 are available. All
in mint condition. 748-6222.

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

REFRIGERATOR 19.2 cubic-ft. Kenmore. Excel-
lent condition with ice maker. Remodeled kitchen,
must sell. $75 or best offer, don't wait! 778-9307.

ENTERTAINMENT CENTER washed oak with
glass doors, double cabinet. 779-2787.



LORD'S WAREHOUSE THRIFT Shop. Open Sat-
urdays only, 9am to 1 pm. Summer sales! 6140 Gulf
of Mexico Drive. 383-4738.

ROSER GUILD THRIFT SHOP Open Tuesday,
Thursday, 9:30am-2pm, Saturdays 9-noon. Dona-
tions Wednesday 9am to 11am. Always sales
racks. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.


MOVING SALE Thursday, July 1 through Saturday,
July 3, 9am-8pm. Furniture, small appliances, mis-
cellaneous. 526A South Drive, Anna Maria.

MOVING SALE Saturday, July 3, 10am-3pm. Fur-
niture, 47-in. TV, lamps, rugs, new satellite system,
stereo speakers, mower, miscellaneous. 621
Foxworth, Holmes Beach.

FOUR HOUSEHOLDS Saturday, July 3, 9am-2pm.
Raindate Sunday, July 4. Collectibles, household
items, tools, building materials. 110 3rd St. S.,
Bradenton Beach.

OFFICE/SIDEWALK SALE 9 a.m. to noon, Satur-
day, July 3, at Island Shopping Center, The Is-
lander Bystander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Miscellaneous office and household, fish-
ing, boating, collectibles, books and much more.



CHILDREN'S SUMMER PROGRAMS Want to im-
prove your child's reading? Also, programs proven
effective with children with learning disabilities.
Free evaluation. Affordable fees. Reading and cog-
nitive skills therapist. 795-0303.

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



1992 FORD TAURUS GL Excellent condition. Air,
power windows and other features. $3,800 OBO.
Call 778-2634.



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

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


1974 14-FT JOHNSON Skiff, 1995 20-hp Mercury
and trailer $1,900. 778-1399.

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.

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.

1969 22-FT AQUASPORT, center console, 1995
135-hp Mercury, all electric refitted 1998, bimini,
dual axle trailer, $6,000. Leave message, 778-
6395.



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.

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

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

DEMO PART-TIME two days per week. Thurs., Fri.
or Sat. in supermarket deli. $8 hour, 6-hour shift.
727-9666.


SALES RENTALS,,

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

Visit us at our web site',/
http://www.islandreal.com -4,-1H.e,



'AVr AW.AI4IY 4 SFr 4TU oF JULY t


KEY ROYALE! Panoramic water views from this
beautiful 3BR/2.5BA custom home at the end of Key
Royale Drive with spacious rooms, open floor plan,
huge garage and over 3000 sq.ft under air. $649,000.









ELEGANCE IN KEY ROYALE! Waterfront home
with golf course across the street, open floor plan. 3BR
plus den. screened lanai heated pool. large dock for up
to 50 ft. boat with electric and water. Golfing and boat-
ing the best of both worlds! $675.000.









ISLAND INVESTMENT four-plex with pool!
Recently renovated, all 2BR/2BA units with kitch-
enettes and turnkey furnished! High occupancy
rates. Across street from beach and close to ev-
onrthinnl tdQ non0


BOATERS PARADISE! 3BR/2BA home located
in double-wide deep canal with dock. lift and davits.
Can house two boats. Home has brand new win-
dows. Berber carpet, paint and stucco. $339.900.


DIRECT BAYFRONT LUXURY HOME! Caged
cocktail pool allows for relaxing evenings. boat dock with
davits is a plus for the boater and gourmet kitchen is a
hit for the cook in the family! Designer decorated turn-
key furnishings add to the value' $619.000.


PERICO BAY CLUB the areas finest commu-
nity ideally located between town and the Islands!
Close to everything. but away from it all at the
same time. Condos and villas available from
$98.000 to $199.900.


NEW KEY ROYALE LISTING! Across from golf
course sits this canalfront 3BR/2BA plus den home
with private boat dock and deep sailboat water.
Screened lanai area, ceramic tile and more! $319.500.









CANAL HOME with bay views and deeded
beach access. Large 3BR/2BA has everything -
situated on deep water canal with screened pool.
large den with wall to wall bookcases and fire-
place $319.900


MARINERS COVE Area's ultimate boating
community nestled in historic Cortez and sur-
rounded by the bay and Intracoasta! Waterw.ay. 2
or 3BR units all with fabulous views and ameni-
t: -.-.,r irnm 35 nn tn 4 7?Q7 =,nn


OPEN BAY VIEWS from this large Island home on
corner of bay and canal. Three large bdroomrs. den anr
great room. Oer 2300 sq ft. interior. Private bot dock
with water and electric. Idea for large family' $529.000.


r! 7 1
ULTIMATE CANALFRONT HOME Oer 41J) sq
ft interior with mrri-.Seels. ceramic tile. go T.-rrie' kitc-<"e7-,
',,ih huge breakfast rn.k and separate d: rn.r. area
Coral mantel fireplace. vet bar ard rrmre' Tur'.key fur-
nished for $689.000


- 7 Air.I
RARE GULFFRONT DUPLEX! Side by side old
Forida style Guiffront duplex directly on the
beach! Each unit 2BP./1.5BA with open water
views and sunsets. Turnkey furnished. $569.000.


i I 44444 4 41 4E.ii~,4I *4..ja&~&t~. .~ ,& ~ 4. 5


'uJ4t ~_


1 -** -1
A HBBB8X---
HT BiaBflit--^
^*V IDuBtSB----
^ ,_ '-I







THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M JUNE 30, 1999 U PAGE 27 I




i H n n E IDFRIRCnieS VES


SALES HELP WANTED Evenings and weekends.
Retirees welcome. Snell Island Gifts, 301 Gulf Drive S.

CHILD CAREGIVER NEEDED. Loving and patient
adult needed for very active and energetic seven-
month old. Now through December, full or part-
time. Your home or mine. Excellent references re-
quired. Up to $125 per week. Please call 778-6234.

COOK AND KITCHEN help wanted. Good pay. Ap-
ply at Cafe Splendido, Bradenton Beach. 778-
6455.

CLERK NEEDED FOR The Beach Shop. Eve-
nings, weekends, full or part-time. 4000 Gulf Drive.
Apply in person and ask for Dee or Ann.

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.

KID UNDER 16 years old wanted for part-time yard
work. Call Frank, 778-3238.


A Paradise Rental Management, Inc.
COMPARE:
Hours of Telephone Coverage
Amount of Advertising and Promotions
International Contacts
Occupancy Rate
Total Rental Income Per Property

1-800-237-2252 or 778-4800
5201 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach





,||r -


North Beach Village
3BR/2.5BA with designer decor, turnkey fur-
nished, an oversized screened lanai overlooks a
garden of lush tropical foliage. All the bells and
whistles included in this unit. Under $200,000
and one of the lowest condo fees on the Island.
------- 4 ---------
SINCOME PROPERTY Beautifully refurbished
six-unit complex with pool. Located in prime
Holmes Beach area, short walk to beach or
shopping. Just reduced to $529,00.
------- ----------
* BARE WATERFRONT DUPLEX, Lake La Vista.
Deck with dock, Mexican tile floors. Steps to
the Island's nicest beach. Prime Anna Maria lo-
cation. Two-garages. $349,000.
------- ---------
a ISLAND DUPLEX and mother-in-law apart-
ment. Good $$ potential. Great location. Re-
duced to $156,900.

Summer Vacation Rentals
1BR/1BA from $475 per week
2BR/2BA from $675 per week



1 I
GufByRealty m


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 consul-
tation, 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 As. Call early, Missy 778-
9610.

BABYSITTING/PETSITTING Red Cross Infant/
Child CPR certified. Foster sisters for humane so-
cieties. Call Abbi and Amanda for quality sitting.
761-9507.



STATE CERTIFIED CNA/ home health aide/com-
panion available for a variety of duties. Monday
through Fridays, mornings, afternoons or evenings
or eight-hour shifts. For appointment, call Robert
779-2236.



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

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


S* ***** CLIP AND SAVE ****

VWAiTERING RESTRICTIONS
: Rules in effect for Manatee County:
I > Lawn and landscape watering is limited to two days a week. *
* > Addresses ending in even numbers (or A M): Tuesday and
Saturday.
* Addresses ending in odd numbers (or N Z): Wednesday *
* and Sunday. *
S > Irrigation not allowed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Irrigation with
treated waste water allowed any time.)
* > Owners can wash their vehicles anytime as long as they use a *
Shand-held hose with a shut-off nozzle.
S> Rinsing boats and flushing of boat motors is allowed for ten
* minutes daily.
> Hand-watering of plants, NOT LAWNS, is permitted any day.
*' Questions or comments? Call the Southwest Florida Water *
SManagement District(Swiftmud) toll-free: 1-800-423-1476.


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

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

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

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. Guar-
anteed. 20 years experience. Call Randy 746-0671.

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

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

DAYCARE PROVIDER will baby-sit your child
seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day. Meals
included. Love children. Please call 778-9693.


Buy it, sell it, find it! Advertising works fast in The Islander Bystahder.





Residential Sales/Rental Division Licensed Real Estate Broker


CASTNETTER APARTMENTS directly across from Public
Beach. Overlooks the Gulf of Mexico. Consists of four build-
ings, NW building offers owner's unit, rental unit and office
and two-car garage. All other buildings offer two units .
S1,500,000. Don Lewis 746-3200. CM31317


WATERFRONT
ELEGANT MEDITERRANEAN WATER-
FRONT MANSION. Stunning 8,724 sq.ft.
Manatee River Estate. Exquisite terraced
lawns and garden descend to river, ga-
zebo and boat dock. S2,200,000. Don
Lewis 746-3200. R36022
EXCEPTIONAL SAILBOAT WATER.
Two lifts, 51 ft. dock for three boats. Light
and bright, immaculate 3BR home with a
great view. S319.900. Sandy Drapala 794-
3354 or Kathy Marcnko 792-9122. R3773A
FORMER MODEL TOWNHOME. Unpar-
alleled bay view of Sarasota skyline from
almost every room. Surroundings are el-
egant and living is easy. Excellent value
for waterfront property. S249.000. Bob
and Penny Hall 749-8220. C377370


WONDERFUL GROUND FLOOR UNIT in a small complex
right on the beach. Heated pool, lighted tennis courts. Good
investment property, liberal rental policy. Rarely available.
$345,000. Traute Winsor 504-1949. 96002


MAINLAND
JUST MINUTES to the beaches.
Greatroom design, open and immaculate.
4BR/3B, large lot. Two-story home with
three-car garage and sparkling pool
S259,900. Sandy Drapala 794-3354 or
Kathy Marcinko 252-1618. R37553
VILLAGE GREEN BEAUTY in private
area. Home had been upgraded, two A/C
units, central vac, eight-jet whirlpool in
cedar wood room. split plan, 3BR/3B.
Deep well with sprinkler system. $159,900.
Ruth Cherko 755-2829. R37994
GREAT LOCATION. 3BR/2B condominium
with cathedral ceiling, separate kitchen. New
carpet and paint throughout, tiled famtfy room,
lakefront setting. S114,000. Pat Willingham
722-4412 or Jim Sellars 798-3577. C37965


E m~xd Tivelve ak-shopphin Plah 725855thAveEi (S 7. 0 l BradernitonHoi 3I4203941,7 52-A21101
44e-' Mnte v~ne etBadntn Foid 429e 4-78631


PRICE REDUCED. Moving to Hawaii and offering our
beautiful canalfront home at $30,000 below appraised
value ($499,000). Features include 4BR/4BA, large pool,
70 ft. dock. boat lift, two fireplaces, oak floors, new ap-
pliances, new A/C units, fenced yard, and much more.
Over 3,600 sq.ft. living area. This is a great price for one
of the most beautiful homes on the Island. 516 75th St.,
Holmes Beach. Scott or Juli 779-2220.
NOM


LOTS/ACREAGE
TURN YOUR DREAMS into reality when you
build on this deep-water canal lot just minutes
to Tampa Bay. Your home will be on a quiet
cul-de-sac surrounded by majestic homes.
$189,000. Bob and Penny Hall 749-8220.
L38560




Available properties by the
week or by the month from
Anna Maria Island to Venice.
Call one of our rental and
resort specialists.
(941) 951-6668 or (800) 881-2222






Pi~ PAGE 28 K JUNE 30, 1999 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Commercial Residential Free Estimates
ndy'S\ Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Lawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
erl ee We Monitor Irrigation Systems
INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
778.1345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
__ Established in 1983
@SVU@Vl &@ STATE LICENSED & INSURED
@@) C3VjSU@3 CRC 035261 EXPERIENCED
CONSTRUCTION JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION
CONSTRUCTION Remodeling Contractors
CONSTRUCTION Building Anna Maria since 1975
@@W'iBG(: UDK (941) 778-2993
@CGj @Vi @ MTC ANNA MARIA

Paradise Improvements
SQuality home repair and maintenance
Steven Kaluza 778-4173
Island References and Insured
SPainting Drywall Tile Doors Screens Etc ...


11M(1t PfITIt(i ^
Residential Commercial
Check our references:
"Quality work at a reasonable price." -
Licensed/Insured Serving Anna Maria Island Since 1986 761-8900


ISLAND


MBi;


Buy it, sell it, find it! Advertising works fast in The
Islander Bystander. It's the best news on AMI.



Private & Commercial Interior & Exterior
20 Years Experience
Free Estimates Call 778-2139


"The Girls"
RESIDENTIAL CLEANING
and MOBILE DETAILING
"Y2K FRIENDLY"
Residential Cleaning:
Weekly Bi-Weekly Monthly One Time
mobile Detailing: Autos Boats RVs
Exterior and Interior Services Availablel
EXPERIENCED, RELIABLE, QUALITY SERVICE
Call "The Girls" 778-1984 or 778-6680


-? WE DO

PLUMBING!


Z A Plumbing

.duj 0UUWNB 778-0773



&t 4s'*t N pflible'8?0

Our mobile detail service
comes to you!

Most Cars: $95*
*Wash, buff, wax, shampoo interior. Under
carriage, tires and rims all treated and
protected. Plus, engine pressure cleaning.
$95 for small to mid-size cars. By
appointment, at your home or office. Your
car doesn't have to be driven anywhere! Let
us protect and preserve your investment.




371-8006
THE AREA'S #1 MOBILE DETAILER
All cars/trucks personally serviced by Damon


ISLNDR LASIFED


BALLROOM DANCING private lessons. Compan-
ion for people. Pal for your pet. Call Robin, the ver-
satile Islander, 778-8241.

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.

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.

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


PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and 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 Remodeling
contractors. State licensed and insured. Many Is-
land references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic &
vinyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, re-
pairs. Paul Beauregard 779-2294.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. Thirty-three year Island resident. Call Jim
Bickal at 778-1730.
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction.
Free estimates, no overtime charges.
(FL#RF0038118) 778-3924 or 778-4461.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodeling,
repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens, baths. Free
estimates. Lic#RC0045125, #RG0058589,
#PE0020374. Insured. Call 720-0794.
CARL V. JOHNSON, JR. Building Contractor. New
homes, renovations, additions. Free estimates and de-
sign 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 office, 504-2027 mobile.
TILE, TILE, TILE. Ceramic tile supply and installa-
tion. Quality workmanship, floors and walls. Fully
insured, call 387-7153, 750-5985.
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 fur-
ni:shed, beautiful view, covered parking. No pets.
S350/week or S700/month. 794-5980.


PETS WELCOME. 2BR/2BA, lovely furnished
home on canal, with dock and fenced yard, in Coral
Shores. Available now, by the week or month. Re-
altor/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. Approxi-
mately 1,300 sq. ft. Excellent parking with exposure
on main thoroughfare. Call Smith Realtors 778-0777.

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

ANNUAL FULLY-FURNISHED 2BR/1.5BA duplex.
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, fur-
nished 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.

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

BRADENTON BEACH FURNISHED or unfur-
nished, 2BR/2BA, duplex, one bullock 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.

ANNUAL RENTALS, efficiency, 1BR and .2BJL
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 canal,
excellent location, close to beaches, shops, restau-
rants and golf. Annual, monthly or weekly rental,
don't miss this one. Phone/fax 795-6035.

RENTAL WANTED! Established remodeling con-
tractor, five-year Island resident, looking for 1 or 2/
BR house, duplex, etc. Will consider fixer-upper for
reasonable rent. Must have garage or underneath
locking 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.



T 7. I=7 f


YES,

Y -YES,

YES-







THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JUNE 30, 1999 0 PAGE 29 RI


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.

ANNUALS, ANNUALS, ANNUALS. 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/
1 BA, $900 per month. Call Betsy Hills Real Estate
778-2291.

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

BAYFRONT GROUND-LEVEL 1BR/1BA, annual
unfurnished with dock privileges, no pets. 109 13th
St. S., Bradenton Beach. $650 per month, 322-2101.

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.

AVAILABLE WEEKLY, MONTHLY, mid August
through October, 2BR/2BA home, washer/dryer in-
cluded,'close to beach. 778-6064, 813-681-9111.

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.

VACATION RENTALS 2BR apartments across
form beautiful beach $350 per week. Summer
dates still available. Almost Beach Apartments
778-2374.

SUNNY SHORES new duplex apartment 2BR/2BA
with garage available July 1. $825 month. Wagner
Realty, 778-2246.


CONDOMINIUM FOR SALE: Gulf to bay complex,
Imperial House, 2BR/1BA, completely updated.
Gulf view, ground floor, low maintenance fees.
$94,500 turnkey furnished. (616)896-9257 or email
amislander@ hotmail.com.

DESIRABLE PALMA SOLA Park. Lovely remodeled
3BR/2.5BA on large lot, screened pool, oversize two-
car garage. Very nice. $179,500. 794-6514.

ANNUAL RENTAL 2nd floor apartments. 2BR/1BA in
Bayou Condominiums. Unfurnished, great location.
No pets, no children under 16. $700 month, first, last,
security. Anna Maria Realty, Inc. 778-2259.

RARELY AVAILABLE 3BR/2BA updated Island du-
plex apartment, $1,100 month. Incudes new car-
pet, washer/dryer and vertical blinds. Immediate
availability. Wagner Realty, 778-2246.

MORNINGSIDE 1BR/1BA villa with pool, stack
washer/dryer. Close to Blake Hospital $575 month.
Wagner Realty 778-2246.

ROOMMATE WANTED to share 2BR apartment
one block from beach, includes cable, pool, water
and sewer. $400 month plus one-half electric. Re-
sponsible female. Call Judy, 778-3334.

LOOKING FOR HOME to rent. 3BR on Island
needed by August. New to area, have business on
Island. Please call anytime. Island Starter and Al-
ternator, 778-0818.

ANNUAL. DUPLEX 2BR/1BA one block from
beach. Covered carport, utility room. $725 month
plus one month security deposit. 778-2043.

SEASONAL OR ANNUAL large one bedroom.
Close to beach, 9-ft. ceilings and walls, furnished
or unfurnished. Must see. 778-8470.

STUDIO APARTMENT with separate entrance,
porch. 778-7039.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND newly refinished 1 BR/1BA,
furnished, central air, nice garden. $550 per month,
deposit. Tenants pay all utilities. 778-6881.

GREAT GULF VIEW, really nice, large 2BR/2BA
with covered parking. $850 per month. 778-5075.


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.


k'9vLzVuIT VI WF VU9b.* BY OWNER very nice Holmes Beach duplex on
Up to 21 words FREE. double lot. Plenty of room for additions, pool,
(No charge: 3 week maximum per kid.) etc. 100 yards to beautiful beach. Great rental
Must be placed in person at income! Will consider lease option. $199,000.
The Islander Frank 761-9259.
5404 Marina Dr., Island Shopping Center
Holmes Beach Info: 778-7978 Buy it, sell it! Rnd it in The Islander Bystander

-----------------------------------------------
-------]

HOW TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD
DEADLINE: NOON MONDAY EVERY WEEK for WEDNESDAY'S PAPER: Classified advertising must be placed in person
and paid in advance or mailed to our office in the Island Shopping Center, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217.
We are located next to Chez Andre. Hours: 9 to 5, Monday Friday, (Saturday 10 to 2 usually).
CLASSIFIED RATES- BUSINESS OR INDIVIDUAL : Minimum rate is $8 for up to 21 WORDS. Additional words: S2.50 for
each 7 words, Box: $2.50, One- or two-line headlines, line rate plus 25C per word.
WE NOW ACCEPT MASTERCARD AND VISA! You can charge your classified advertising in person or by phone. We are
sorry, but due to the high volume of calls we can not take classified ad copy over the telephone. To place an ad by phone,
please be prepared to FAX your copy with your credit card information. FAX (941) 778-9392.
USE THIS FORM FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE: One word per blank space for minimum charge 21 words.

-------------------------------------------1
1

3
Run issue date(s)
Amt. pd Date Please indicate: Ck. No. or Cash
For credit card payment: No.
Exp. Date Name shown on card:_
5404 Marina Drive S Fax: 941 778-9392
Holmes Beach FL 34217 Phone: 941 778-7978


Yvonne Higgins REALTOR
Call me to find the
BEST PROPERTIES ON THE ISLAND
Homes Investments Condos


l *1Q I EALT


761-3100


"Professional Excellence"
Residential-Commercial Interior & Exterior
Serving the Islands since 1969. 778-5594 After 5 Call
Licensed and Insured '7 778-3468

R.T. (BOB) HILTON CONSTRUCTION
Residential and Commercial. Remodel and
New Construction. Island and Mainland.
"DON'T SA Y HOW, SA Y HILTON"
Lic. #CGC012191 747-1098

Need PC assistance? Help getting on the
Internet? "@Ease With PCs" can help. Instruction,
problem resolution, upgrades. Most work done on
your premises. Y2K TEST & FIX. -
Sorry, no Macs. Call Keith Allen 792-8718.


Jr.'s h ladscaipe

& Maitenan 778-6508
Lawn care, native plants, mulch, trim, hauling and cleanup.

RICK BOYCE CONSTRUCTION
From the smallest repairs to major overhaul ..
I do it all and you SAVE.
778-5075 798-0078 PAGER
20-years Island experience Insured Lic.# CGC038546


U


Wilson Walls IN
STUCCO SPECIALIST


Drywall Ceiling Repair
Custom Wall Finishing Interior/Exterior
25 Yrs Experience Cell 650-7871 Eves 778-9506


ROLL SHUTTERS
OFFER ULTIMATE PROTECTION AGAINST
Hurricanes High Winds
Theft & Vandalism


CUSTOM MANUFACTURED ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND *
Ron Kilner 778-5193 or Rick Weaver 778-1610
Free Estimates Licensed & Insured





LOCATED BEHIND
ISLAND PACKAGE LIQUORS
LP GAS ______________
LP GS RESIDENTIAL / COMMERCIAL
REPAIRS & REMODELING NEW CONSTRUCTION
S201b c EMERGENCY SERVICE FREE ESTIMATES
WATER HEATERS SEWER & DRAIN CLEANING








WE SPECIALIZE IN REPAIRS!
% Residential Commrnercial
- Restaurant % M0tbi!e Home
N-. Condo Assoc. % Vac and Intercom
\ Lightning Repair Ser ri-ce Upgrades

COMMUNITY ELECTRIC

David Parrish Owner
Lic # ER0006385



Serving the Beaches Since 1978


ALSm md


KIDS SEEKING
ITU l1-WFnlR ITaOB!


----------------------------_


I
I






iAI PAGE 30 C JUNE 30, 1999 n THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

i [


GULFFRONT BEACH HOUSE 2BR/2BA ground
floor on a 50 by 100-ft. lot. Nice, quiet, dead-end
street. $525,000, 800-977-0803, 778-4523.

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

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

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.

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.

BAYFRONT ESTATE $725,000. Four units located
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.



DICK MAHER
AND
DAVE JONES t'
ISLAND SPECIALISTS
778-4800
1-800-237-2252

P Simplify Your Search!
Call anytime for a consultation.


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.

CANALFRONT HOME with panoramic view of Sky-
way lights and bay/intracoastal, 2BR/2BA and po-
tential 1BR apartment with Spanish tile floors, ca-
thedral ceilings, cedar closets, oversized two-car
garage with sauna, boat dock, davits, screened en-
closed 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 spacious
greatroom layout. Dumbwaiter to kitchen, many ex-
tras, Garden atrium entry with inside staircase. Cozy
lanai and pool, dock, boat lift, oversized two-car ga-
rage. $549,000. Broker participation tour
www.annamaria.net/l. For appointment 778-4636.

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

FLAMINGO CAY CANALFRONT stucco 2BR/2BA,
immaculate. Open floor plan, tile floors, lanai, boat
lift. 1,700 sq.ft. under air, appliances included.
$197,400. 795-1665.



GULFFRONT SHOWCASE


ww..-
102 31st Street, Holmes Beach
$795,000
Call Jane Tinsworth
tat 795-3000


Directly on Gulf Beach, this newer
3BR has plantation shutters, Ander-
son windows, solid oak spiral stair-
case, two-car garage. Wood deck
overlooks white sandy beach. Enjoy
beautiful sunsets over the Gulf.
Quality and beauty throughout.

R.S. Olson@eJB
Real s1ic. Inc. IT 1 HQ.


PUT YOUR BUSINESS HERE. Two commercial
condos, Holmes Beach Industrial Center. Many
possible uses: art studio carpentry, publishing,
repair shop, wholesale Two offices upstairs, two
garages down. $125,000. Yvonne Higgins 761-
3100, Wagner Realty.

BAYFRONT, SECLUDED, CHARMING, updated
Old Florida style home surrounded by huge oak on
one-plus acre. Located in NW Bradenton on Palma
Sola Bay. 3BR/2BA, Mexican tile, private master
suite. Dock, channel to bay and Intracoastal.
Hemingway would love it. Price of $499 ,000 in-
cludes platted buildable lot. Call Helen Barry or
Yvonne Higgins at Wagner Realty 761-3100.

EXCEPTIONAL GULFFRONT CONDO Martinique,
Holmes Beach, by owner. 2BR/2BA, lanai, garage,
storage, heated pool, tennis, clubhouse. Newly
renovated, turnkey furnished to perfection. Fourth
level, small pets accepted. $240,000. 778-1560.


HOW TO ADVERTISE
DEADLINE: MONDAY NOON for Wed. publica-
tion. UP to 3 line minimum includes approxi-
mately 21 words $8.00. Additional lines $2.50
each. Box: $2.50. Ads must be paid in advance.
Stop by or mail to 5404 Marina Dr., Holmes
Beach, FL 34217. We're located next to Chez
Andre in the Island Shopping Center. More in-
formation: 778-7978.


/^~"\/ /e,, r7




S^I I ^At=BL' *'t"ll MrE301'


778-4800
1-800-237-2252
www.paradiserealty.com
5201 Gulf Drive
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
n'CC-rC I*AI A I C


CALL ONE OF OUR PROFE S


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


RUNAWAY BAY. Fully furnished, bright,
sunny condominium unit at Runaway Bay
with lagoon view. Clubhouse, tennis and
pool, walk to beach. Great vacation or
rental home. On-site property manage-
ment. Call Ed Oliveira 778-4800/778-1751
eves. $132,500. MLS 38598


HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX. Tidy
Duplex just a block from the beach.
Move-in condition in owner's side. Long
term tenant in West side. 1 BR/1 BA each
side. Dave Jones/Dick Maher 778-4800.
S185,000. MLS 38533


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


A/ -


CONVENIENT LOCATION. Contempo-
rary 3BR/2.5BA, open plan with many
new features. Master bedroom and bath
on ground floor with 2BR/1 BR on second
floor with balcony overlooking
greatroom. S185,000. Dick Maher/Dave
Jones 778-4800. MLS 36165









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


ISLANDER

ompdny I Ufl Va 1





















Hi! I'm Marianne
Norman-Ellis.
S For any real estate needs,
'I am ready and anxious
to serve you. Call me at













TWO BUILDINGS, DUPLEX AND ONE LOT.
411 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 1 BR/1iBA, concrete block,
600 sq.ft. living area, free-standing unit in front. 2BR/
1BA, carport, concrete block, 800 sq.ft., free-standing
unit in rear. 52 by 145 feet lot. Zoned residential (duplex),
office or retail (ROR). $142,000.
M ike Norman Realty









409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, Fl 34216
778-66Phone & Fax: (941)778-1222









E-Mail: dougdowling@earthlink.net
TWO BUILDINGS, DUPLEX AND ONE LOT.dougdowling/
411 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 1BR/1BA, concrete block,
600 sq.ft. living area, free-standing unit in front. 2BR/
1BA, carport, concrete block, 800 sq.ft., free-standing
unit in rear. 52 by 145 feet lot. Zoned residential (duplex),
office or retail (ROR). $142,000.

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


THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JUNE 30, 1999 E PAGE 31 I -


"Fresh" Mullet Sale
I /ore tihan a mullet wrapper,


JULIE McCLURE

Estate And
Household
Sales

Antique And
Personal
Property
Appraisals

Consultations

My 20 years of appraising and 25 years of
sales means I can offer you a qualified service
to help in the disposition of your fine antiques,
art, and household furnishings. I will be happy
to send you a resume and references.
(941) 746-2100


RESIDENTIAL
BAYVIEW TERRACE Bay and pool view. 2BR, very light,
attractive condo across from beach. $105,000.
VILLAS WITH HEATED CAGED POOL. 4BR/2BA, 2,006 sq.
ft. living area each side. Extras. Can condo'ize. $440,000
WHITE AVE/BEACH ACCESS. 3BR/2BA, lot 100x130.
Immaculate, attractive, lush landscape. $375,000.
CANALFRONT LOT Anna Maria 75 ft. front. $175,000.
CHOICE ISLAND LOT 9,700 sq.ft., $108,000.
BRAND NEW KEY WEST HOME 4BR/3BA with Gulf and bay
views. Upgrades and extras. Shaft for elevator. $425,000.
NEW! Lot with bayview and boat dock. 90 X 132 ft. $149,500.
CALL US ABOUT 32 BRAND NEW HOMES COMING
SOON. From $150,000 and up.
COMMERCIAL
STYLING SALON 8 stations. Great location. $39,000 OBO.
LOT C-2 Zoning.Walk to beach $150,000.
HISTORIC BRIDGE STREET 2,400 sq. ft., three stores, 150 ft.
to Sarasota Bay. Can add to size. Developing area. $355,000.
VACATION RENTALS. Homes/Villas & Condos.
5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
www.tdolly@bhip.infi.net TDOLLYYOUNGREALESTATE.COM


Clearly the quality choice
CAROLYN PATRICK ROBERT ST. JEAN
WATERFRONT SPECIALIST INTERNATIONAL MARKETING
778-0700 office 794-0007 office
941-331-9201 home 941-794-8059 home
-sT The Syand TurfTeam!
0 1 ^gaJtn Francais


ISLANDER


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


IBYSTANDER


1ECOLD B
lBiAiK6 l






I- PAGE 32 m JUNE 30, 1999 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

ri W m -0


S[sqppvy Bix'tlTday Amierxica

S ^I2etw ft 714 1Rca1 &tate zrA
419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
CH" (941) 778-2291 PO Box 2150 &
SCH MLS i /EVENINGS 778-2632 FAXY (l41 778-22Q W-


Watch for our
listings on
Classivision
channel 19


I 7" 1. I Visit our Web site http://www.manatee-online.com/hills -
L or www.betsyhillsrealestate.com
We nma.y be little, buxt we sell big!
WIMore than $11,000,000 in sales in 1998.


2703 Gulf Drive 3301 6th Ave.
2BR/1.5BA, $169,000 2BR/2BA, $169,900


6323 Gulf Drive
$179,000


Two lots with two buildings
$500,000


313 Iris
2 or 3BR/2BA, $219,000


206 82nd St.
3BR/2.5BA, pool, $258,000


402 South Bay Blvd.
3BR/2BA, $360,000


803 North Shore Drive
4BR/3.5 BA, $1,750,000


" 0



9915 Royal Palm Drive
3BR/3BA. $265,000


i j- I N 1


528 Bayview PI.
3BR/2BA, $229,000



k^. t r it"
,do,




209 Spring Ave.
3BR/2BA, $289,000




V O ,


525 74th St.
3BR/2BA, $389,000


803 North Shore Drive
Breathtaking View!


9119 19th Drive NW
4BR/3BA, $329,000


93 North Shore Dr.
4BR/2BA, $229,500


212 85th St.
4BR/2BA, pool, $289,000


812 South Bay Blvd.
3BR/2BA, $499,500







717 North Shore Drive
3BR/3BA, S1,950,000


2519 Fruit Tree Drive
3BR/2BA, S138,500


XWhen you need to buy or sell, head for the Hl1ills!
Located at 419 ihne Arvenue, in historic Anna Mlaria
t4 P Xroven Island Leaders Since 1983 '


M


4


'""110-40,)4


r-A kt41)11 -zt,


3el
ari~; ;':


^'k


A4


A40.