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Bradenton Beach tax may jump 33 percent
By Paul Roat
Bradenton Beach city commissioners propose a 33
percent increase in property taxes next year.
The proposed budget of $1.931 million will not be
finalized until Sept. 23. Commissioners have all agreed
the tax hike will probably be lowered as further bud-
get deliberations continue.
The property tax increase is one of the largest in
recent years. Commissioners have said the increase is
being proposed due to declines in anticipated revenue
derived from fees and other taxes, such as gasoline,
cigarettes and sales.
The proposed property tax for fiscal year 1999-00
is 3.3877 mills, up from the current millage rate of
Turtle tragedy in Holmes Beach
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch volunteer Glenn Wiseman holds two of the 30 loggerhead turtle hatchlings
jound alive and wandering the beach early Sunday morning at Blue Water Beach Club in Holmes Beach.
7T1er were 113 egg shells fund in the nest just north of Blue Water. The motel apparently ignored Turtle
Watch's request to turn out an outdoor stairwell flood light. It remained on, and when the turtles hatched they
became disoriented and headed inland toward the light rather than out to sea. Turtle Watch reported 83 dead
hatchlings. Islander Photo: David Futch
Blue Water Beach Club light
scatters turtle hatchlings
By David Futch
The Blue Water Beach Club in Holmes Beach has
been reported to state and federal agencies for leaving
on a light that sent 83 loggerhead turtle hatchlings scur-
rying toward Gulf Drive instead of the Gulf of Mexico.
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch Inc. volunteer-
coordinator Suzi Fox filed a "disorientation incident re-
port" Sunday, July 11, with Holmes Beach police.
Fox holds the Florida Department of Environmen-
tal Protection permit for turtle protection on Anna
She said she also sent the report to DEP and to U.S.
Fish & Wildlife Service Officer Patrick Lund in St.
Petersburg for review.
The nest. which was located on the beach in the
6300 block of Gulf Drive. was the second nest to hatch
this season and this is the first disorientation report is-
sued. she said. There were 12 disorientation reports
filed last year. Fox said.
State law calls for a $500 fine and/or up to 60 days
in jail if someone knowingly disturbs or harasses any
marine turtle nest or eggs.
The U.S. Endangered Species Act of 1973 calls for
a S25.000 civil penalty or criminal penalty of up to
S 100.000 and up to one year in jail for knowingly ha-
rassing or harming sea turtle eggs or hatchlings.
Hatchlings begin life by digging themselves out of
two-foot-deep nests on the beach.
When they hit the surface, the hatchlings go to the
nearest light source, usually the reflection of stars or
moon on the water.
The hatchlings go through a ritual of crawling to-
ward the first and brightest light they see in an effort
to get back to water.
When people leave lights on, the hatchlings be-
come disoriented and head inland rather than seaward.
They can be killed by predators or dehydration or
they're run over by cars as a result.
All Anna Maria Island cities have ordinances re-
quiring lights be extinguished, shielded or provide a
hue determined not to attract turtles after dark.
Fox said she and other Turtle Watch volunteers
repeatedly ask beachfront homeowners and businesses
to turn off outdoor lights during the hatching season,
which is May through October.
On Saturday, Fox said she called Blue Water at 8
p.m. and asked them to turn out the lights by the stair-
well on the beach side of the building.
However, the Blue Water manager had the main-
tenance man turn the lights back on "for safety rea-
sons," Fox said.
"We only found 28 hatchlings and this was a large.
deep nest," Fox said. "By the looks of their tracks, none
of them made it to the water. They crawled up the
shore, turned left towards the light and then went to-
ward Gulf Drive."
Some were found across Gulf Drive so dehydrated
volunteers had to put vitamin E on the turtles' eyes so
they could open them.
Patty Bowling. part-time billing and reservations
clerk at Blue Water. was in the office Saturday when
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2.5508. A mill is $1 for every $1,000 of assessed value
of property, less any exemptions.
For a Bradenton Beach home with a value of
$125,000, the property tax rate next year will cause resi-
dents to pay $339 in city taxes, up $88 from this year.
PLEASE SEE TAX, NEXT WEEK
decide fate of
By Paul Roat
The fate of some oft-contentious construction
codes apparently now rest in the hands of Islanders.
Federal, state and regional officials told Islanders
Monday night that some construction laws will now
vest in the hands of municipalities.
"We're leaving the interpretation to each munici-
pality," Florida Department of Community Affairs of-
ficial Joseph Johnson flatly said. "The department is
leaving it up to the cities."
At issue is the so-called "50-percent rule" and the
five-year time period used to calculate it.
Prior to May 26, a home damaged and/or remod-
eled at more than half its appraised value in the course
of five years had to meet new building codes that gen-
erally require elevation.
Now, that five-year requirement has been removed,
and elevation is required only if damage to the house
amounts to 50 percent of the home's value at one time
- such as during a hurricane or if massive remod-
eling is requested.
However, cities can enact more stringent laws than
the state and, on Anna Maria Island, both Bradenton
Beach and Holmes Beach have laws on the books that
still have the five-year cumulative construction ban.
Anna Maria's codes mimic state laws and there is
currently no cumulative construction requirement there.
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore called for
all three Island cities to reconsider the requirements for
home repair later this summer and begin discussions to
change the construction codes to echo state law.
Federal Emergency Management Agency's At-
lanta Branch Manager Brad Loar said the changes
came about in part due to back-to-back storms in
Florida in 1996.
He said residents in Florida's Panhandle were hit
by Hurricane Josephine that year, with hundreds of
houses damaged to the 40-percent level. Then, a few
months later, a winter "no-name" storm blew through
the state and damaged the same houses, pushing con-
struction needs over the 50-percent level for many of
"The legislature weakened the law, and eventually
did away with the cumulative requirements," Loar said.
Loar said that the "50-percent rule" still requires
"substantial damage or substantial improvements" to
meet elevation requirements.
However, Loar and Johnson said there is nothing
in the codes that would prohibit major remodeling to
be phased and the accumulation of the phased projects
to exceed the 50-percent rule.
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JULY 14, 1999
THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
EI PAGE 2 0 JULY 14, 1999 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
County OKs plan to overlap soccer, ball fields
By Pat Copeland
Gooooooal! Island soccer players scored in
In June members of the Island Football Club asked
the city commission to realign the city's planned soc-
cer field to overlap the outfield of the Babe Ruth base-
ball field now under construction.
IFC members noted the change could be accom-
plished by making the left field fence removable. The
area originally designated for a soccer field could then
remain open for events such as art shows without dam-
age to the athletic field and save the city $35,000 to
The city commission agreed to the request pro-
vided the Island's baseball groups agreed and the plan
is approved by Manatee County commissioners, which
they did last week. The county is funding the majority
of the baseball field work.
IFC spokesperson Danny Mitchell told commis-
sioners that in Manatee County there are eight or nine
large facilities that provide for 2,800 registered soccer
players between the ages of 6 and 18. This amounts to
one field for every 88 players.
for soccer goals,
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore has
made the city's annual request to the Rex Hagen
Family Foundation Inc. for $10,000. The money
is to be used for two sets of soccer goals at $3,500
each and a lightning warning system.
However, in her letter to the foundation,
Whitmore noted, "We have not yet ascertained
the cost of the warning system. If the cost is pro-
hibitive we are requesting that the balance of the
money be used for removable fencing for the
On the Island there are 400 registered soccer play-
ers without a regulation field. The soccer field at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center is under regu-
lation size, its goal posts are sinking and it's filled with
holes and sand traps, Mitchell said.
In addition, Whitmore was notified by the
foundation that it will release the city's 1998
grant funds of $11,000. In July 1998 the
foundation's board of directors placed the funds
in reserve pending resolution of a stewardship
report of past funds distributed to the city.
The foundation asked that $5,000 of the 1998
grant be donated to the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center. The $6,000 remainder is to be
used to complete the baseball field rest rooms, as
requested by the city.
Public Works Supervisor Joe Duennes said Friday
that the county will resume construction of the baseball
field at the end of July and the work should take about
a month. The city will pay for the additional removable
fence. Duennes said the cost will be minimal.
Volunteers erect new playground at Island school
New swings, a climbing wall, space-age teeter totters and a combination kindergarten slide, spiral pole
and rope climb tower highlighted the new equipment installed on the grounds of Anna Maria Elemen-
tary School Saturday by a crew of approximately 30 volunteers and three representatives of equipment
supplier Kompany. Left, a mini-model of the slide tower installed in the kindergarten area. Below left,
Tammy Fitzgerald watched, baby Gabriell slept and the menfolk poured concrete bases for the new
"bigger, bolder" swing set. Below right, the older kids can look forward to jumping from staging
platforms on hanging yellow handles that zoom across rails suspended from the tall posts. Islander
Photos: Bonner Futch
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
Among increases in the proposed budget are capi-
tal projects to renovate the city's police department at
a cost of about $121,000. Funds for that project would
come from the remainder of the five-year one-cent
sales tax, which ended last month.
Other increases to the budget is addition of one
employee to public works and S75.000 to begin the first
phase of a recycling program within the sanitation de-
The proposed budget for fiscal year 1999-00 of
S1.931.151 is actually down from the 1998-99 budget
of S1.93 million, while the 1997-98 budget was S1.53
million. The property tax rate for the past two fiscal
years has not changed from 2.5508 mils.
Further fine tuning of the budget will continue Fri-
day at 1 p.m.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
the request was made to turn off the lights.
At first, the maintenance man unscrewed the light
at the request of a Turtle Watch volunteer who was at
the beach, she said.
"I told Steve [the maintenance man] not to do it
because of the liability. There's a stairwell there,"
Bowling said. "The manager called me and told me I
can't turn out the light because of all the theft we've
had up and down the beach.
"The Turtle Watch person who was there told us
to leave it on and he would bring us a softer bulb the
next day. He said it would cost S35 or S40 and we
said that was fine.
"If Turtle Watch really had a problem. why did
they wait until the 1 Ith hour? They knew those nests
were there and ready to hatch. We turned the light
out Sunday night."
She added that it was unfortunate that turtles in one
of the nests near the motel hatched Saturday night.
'Blue Water didn't do anything intentionally to
harm the turtles," Bowling said.
About 3 a.m. Sunday, Blue Water guests found
some of the hatchlings and put them back in the wa-
ter, Fox said.
She estimated only 30 hatchlings from the 113 egg
shells found in the nest survived and made it to water.
Turtle Watch volunteer Tom Buehler said the mo-
tel kept the light on for safety reasons.
"The manager told the maintenance man to turn the
lights back on because of crime," Buehler said.
Buehler's wife Sabine said she saw one hatchling
on the road but before she could get to it a seagull
swooped down and grabbed it.
"We found four or five hatchlings across Gulf
Drive," Sabine said. "By the time they reached the
road, they were so tired they couldn't crawl."
Fox said there are more nests on Anna Maria this
year than in years past.
A typical season finds about 100 nests along the
beach from Bean Point south to Coquina Beach.
Fox said this year there are 194 nests.
She pleaded with beachfront property owners to
please turn out lights.
... and city seeks Hagen grant
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER U JULY 14, 1999 M PAGE 3 I[
Holmes Beach gateway grant
receives official state approval
By Pat Copeland
The last key was turned recently, to unlock the
gateway to Holmes Beach.
Mayor Carol Whitmore was notified July 1 that the
city will receive $32,057.75 from the Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation to beautify the Manatee Avenue
entry to the city. The city will provide $32,797.64 as
its portion of the matching grant.
A former Bradenton Beach mayor has opened
a campaign account in preparation of running for
a seat on the Manatee County Commission.
Katie Pierola, 65, served as mayor in
Bradenton Beach from 1989-95 and led the
charge for Island beach renourishment and the
first Community Development Block Grant in
the Bridge Street area.
She is seeking election in District 3, a seat
currently held by Stan Stephens. Both are Re-
publicans. The election will be held in 2000,
with the .qualifying period starting next July.
"I feel we haven't had a good representative
on the county commission from the Island for a
number of years," Pierola said. "I think Stan
Stephens may be too busy to represent the Is-
land, and if anybody understands the issues and
concerns of the Island, it's me."
Pierola opened her campaign account with
$5,000. Her husband, Gil, is campaign treasurer.
District 3 is bordered roughly on the east by
59th Street West and includes Anna Maria Is-
land, the northern half of Longboat Key, the vil-
lage of Cortez and northwest Bradenton.
The grant will be used to beautify the strip of land
from the Anna Maria Island Bridge to the traffic light
at East Bay Drive and Manatee Avenue. Manatee
County officials have agreed to install bollards, a series
of posts to help control traffic at King Fish Boat Ramp
and protect landscaping.
"Non-essential bollards shown on the design plan
that do nothing to protect the landscaping, but have a
significant impact on available car/trailer parking, will
not be installed," Jack Gorzeman, Manatee County's
environmental projects coordinator, noted in a recent
letter to city officials.
"We believe this is a good approach to implement-
ing the proposed beautification plan. It will satisfy the
city's goal to install landscaping and preserve the
county's valuable parking area at the boat ramp."
In response to critics concerned about the loss of
parking at the ramp, Whitmore has repeatedly
pointed out that all legal parking will remain intact.
However, some parking on the DOT right of way
may be eliminated.
Earlier this year, the city paid approximately
$6,000 to Swan, Moody and Associates Inc. to prepare
landscape plans and the grant application for the
project. DOT recommended the city hire a landscape
architect and up to one percent of the local government
match, or $1,500, was allowed for the design service.
According to Moody, the grants will be funded in
October and followed by an announcement of formal
bids for the project's construction. Actual construction
should take about a month.
Winter visitors to the Island will be greeted by
groupings of stately sabal palms, native grasses and
beach dune sunflowers. All will be irrigated by a sys-
tem that will tie into Manatee County water supply.
The city will be responsible for maintenance of the
area. Money for signs, lights and maintenance are not
covered by the grant. The city's parks and beautifica-
tion board has plans to install a welcome sign at the
Gateway and other city entrances.
Anna Maria City
7/14, 7:30 p.m., Commission workshop.
7/15, 7 p.m., Commission special meeting
on city pier lease.
Anna Maria City Hall, 1005 Gulf Drive,
7/15, 1 p.m., Commission meeting
7/16, 1 p.m., Budget workshop.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
7/15, 7 p.m., Planning Commission
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
S7/19, 3 p.m., Island Transportation Planning
Organization, Holmes Beach City Hall.
7/20, 9:30 a.m., Celebrate 2000,
Holmes Beach City Hall.
S7/21, 2 p.m., Coalition of Barrier Island
Elected Officials, CANCELED until
July 15, 1 p.m., city commission meeting.
Agenda: Tingley Memorial Library resolution,
"Welcome" sign discussion, public works employee
discussion, library clerk additional hours/benefits
discussion, setting of tentative millage rate, insur-
ance discussion, copier replacement discussion, city
pier awning, maintenance and lighting discussion,
recycle center discussion, employee position discus-
sion, department head reports, banner request for
children's summit, consent agenda and public com-
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Five vie for Island beach concessions
By David Futch
Five people, including the current owner, submit-
ted proposals to take over and run Cafe On the Beach
at Manatee County Public Beach and the concession
stand at Coquina Beach.
One bid proposal opened on the deadline, July 6, is
four pages and offers little information about what they
would serve at the popular eatery in Holmes Beach.
The other four proposals provide paperwork an
inch thick each and provide details ranging from the
kind of food to be served to what color the building will
There's even a suggestion by one potential franchi-
see to put in a nine-hole putting golf course beside the
playground, conjuring shades of Myrtle Beach, S.C.,
and Panama City.
And at least four offers indicate they would con-
tinue the always favorite all-you-can-eat pancake-and-
One potential franchisee who presently who oper-
ates a seasonal restaurant and catering business on
Nantucket Island, Mass., called the Jetties, took ajob
at Cafe on the Beach last winter to learn about the op-
In a letter critical of current Cafe on the Beach op-
erators Dee Percifield and Gene Schaefer, Nantucket
businessman Warren T. LaBonte said he "identified
large holes which must be shored up to run a smooth
LaBonte, wrote "employee theft and unregulated
employee meals runs rampant.
"The owner is too relaxed and does not provide an
effective managerial presence in terms of authority ...
there was very little to no management in the evening
hours after the day manager left. The jobs were getting
done but at an unreasonable cost to the business."
Percifield and Schaefer's business, P.S. Beach As-
sociates, holds the contract with the county.and has
been operating the two concessions for seven years.
Last October, it was reported that P.S. Beach As-
sociates was $69,000 behind in rent owed the county.
Originally the rent was $12,500 a month, later es-
calating to $14,375 and, in June 1998 according to the
contract terms, the monthly rent hit $16,531. In previ-
ous years, P.S. Beach and the county let rent payments
fall short in the summer and P.S. Beach made up the
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Faced with mounting back rent and no hope for re-
couping their losses, Percifield and Schaefer asked com-
missioners in October 1998 to end their present lease, re-
negotiate the back rent and put the franchise up for bid.
The present contract doesn't allow for fluctuating
weather conditions, said Schaefer. Last year bad winter
weather and the hottest summer in years was compounded
by the closing of the Cortez Bridge for months, a beach
renourishment project and two months of red tide.
The county was very helpful in trying to find a so-
lution, Schaefer said, and they were allowed to con-
tinue in business at a flat rent of $10,000 per month
plus $6,000 every two weeks during season to catch up
with the $69,000 arrears.
The following is a list of those who submitted pro-
posals and what they're offering the county in return
for becoming the new franchisee.
Dr. George Mansour
Mansour owns a family medical practice on
Beneva Road in Sarasota and submitted the shortest
proposal of four pages.
Mansour made two offers. One is for $15,000 a
month or $180,000 a year and the second is for $12,000
a month and five percent of net income and is nego-
The management team would be made up of wife
Mona Mansour as owner and Florence Marzouk as
manager. Marzouk has 15 years experience at a Lido
Beach concession stand, Mansour said in his offer.
Mona Mansour has six years experience at Arby's
restaurant in Sarasota and is "honest, a hard worker and
has good rapport with people," George Mansour wrote.
He said he would offer financial support for the
DiGiovanni's Food Service Inc.
DiGiovanni's was incorporated in 1986 with Frank
and Lisa DiGiovanni as sole owners.
The company has operations in Phoenix, Tucson,
Orlando, Winter Haven, Sarasota and Fort Myers.
In their offer, the DiGiovanni's said "DFS is the
leader in (professional sports catering) as the exclusive
caterers to approximately 44 percent of Major League
Baseball franchises since 1989."
The company serves, or has served, food to the
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Currently, DFS said it has 30 to 110 employees due
to the cyclical aspects of its business, serving profes-
sional ball clubs during spring training. DFS performs
60 percent of its business in February. March and April
with minimal amounts in November and December.
The Sarasota-based company operated the conces-
sion at Charlotte County's stadium in 1997, former
spring home of the Texas Rangers, and increased rev-
enue $90,000 from the previous year.
DFS reported a total income of $1,096,815 from
Jan. 1, 1999, to July 6 and had a net profit of $479,914,
DiGiovanni wrote in his proposal.
To compensate Manatee County should they get
the franchise, DFS said it will contribute $50,650 in im-
provements to the Holmes Beach location. The com-
pany wants to rename Cafe on The Beach, calling it
DFS will pay the county an up-front $40,000 li-
cense fee, $10,000 on approval of a contract, $10,000
90 days after approval and $20,000 more in an addi-
tional 90-day period.
Manatee County also will receive 30 percent of
DFS beach operation's net profit.
To accomplish this aggressive payment plan, DFS
would divide the north side of the building into two
segments, 900 square feet and 1,100 square feet.
The larger segment "will consist of a state of the art
game room with the latest in video game room equip-
ment" with sodas, ice cream and pizza available.
DFS would rent this room for parties.
The smaller room "will feature a spectacular gift
shop introducing jewelry, clothing and art and neces-
sary beach sundries such as sunglasses, beach balls, sun
block, towels, etc."
New items to be introduced include "fresh or fro-
zen fishing bait, fishing lures, fishing tackle, ice and
magazines," DiGiovanni wrote.
Across the breezeway, the proposed Caribbean
Cafe will feature a redesigned look to illustrate a Car-
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The interior upgrade will include new carpet flooring,
ceiling fans, painting and decor with an island theme, wall
paper, palms and other tropical flowers and plants, refur-
bished dining room chairs and 100 new place settings.
Exterior changes will include thatched roofing on the
east and west side of the building, a live parrot in the gift
shop, island music pumped through a new sound system,
a freestanding photo backdrop with historical theme of
one of the Gulf Coast's first Spanish explorers and new
concrete flooring in the open-air eating area.
DFS also said it would enclose the center area of
the outside deck with sliding glass doors and air con-
The company has other renovation and activity
plans scheduled. However, they would not take place
until DFS renewed a second, five-year contract.
Those improvements include building a nine-hole
miniature golf course adjacent to the playground and
a boardwalk on the west side of the building.
DFS also said it would like to add a second story
to the restaurant at some point in the second five-year
At Coquina Beach, DFS said plans include paint-
ing the exterior and addressing other issues when an as-
sessment is made.
In terms of food, DFS said it will continue favor-
ites like all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast.
Along with perennials like cheeseburgers and nachos,
DFS said it would serve basil penne pasta with shrimp,
spinach, crushed pecans and an asiago cheese sauce.
Other offerings would be macadamia-crusted mahi
mahi or prime rib with gorgonzola Madeira sauce.
Owner Andy Karas and family of Bradenton have
a long history in the restaurant business.
Karas is the owner/manager of the Ellenton Cafe
on U.S. 301 in Ellenton. The 72-seat restaurant is open
seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Karas has been in the restaurant business since
1947, starting with the Plaza Hotel in Boston as a dish-
washer. He later managed concessions at large bowl-
ing alleys, Kaufman's New York Deli and the 140-seat
Elmwood Park Diner in Elmwood, N.J.
His son James Karas is the chef at Ellenton Cafe
and a Culinary Institute of America graduate.
Michael Koutsoudis of Bradenton would be the
manager of Gulfside Grill.
Koutsoudis is an NFL veteran, formerly with the
Baltimore Colts. He also played in the Canadian Interna-
tional Football League. He was CIFL defensive most-
valuable player in 1995 as a linebacker. Koutsoudis is a
Marine Corps veteran and is fluent in Greek.
Andy Karas proposes to pay the county $181,260
each year for three years for the franchise. In those
three years, they expect to make a net profit of
$145,501 the first year, $191,242 the second and
$252,501 the third.
Karas expects 65 percent of the gross to come from
food sales. Vending machines will be limited in scope
as will sundry items because Karas said it's not his area
In Gulfside Grill's application, Karas writes the op-
eration plans to offer a combination of hot and cold
foods and beverages.
"The items will range from simplistic, a hot dog,"
Karas said in the proposal, "to classic-value family-din-
ing items such as stuffed grouper dinners. Most items
are within the $4 to $7 range, allowing customers to
afford a family day at the beach."
Gulfside would also offer all the pancakes you
Gulfside Grill would like to apply for a beer and
wine license with the state if allowed by county ordi-
nance, Karas writes. Gulfside would comply with any
restrictions imposed by the county regarding alcohol
sales, be they serving time or indoor consumption.
"The pricing of the beer and wine, as well as the
contingent item prices would be submitted to the
county for approval," the proposal states. "We feel that
with careful diligence with respect to alcohol age re-
striction and sobriety limits, the license can be an as-
set to the facilities."
In-season hours of operation would be from sun-
rise to two hours after sunset, seven days per week,
from October through the end of April. Off-season
hours at both spots would be sunrise to one hour after
sunset seven days a week. Approximate closing time is
pegged for 10 p.m., the proposal says.
In terms of capital improvements to the properties,
Gulfside Grill said it can better serve its customers by
redesigning the kitchen layout to be more efficient.
They also want to install a permanent tent or awning for
The inside restaurant will "allow visitors to sample
our home cooking, daily specials and menu classics.
The quality is guaranteed to be unsurpassed, portions
plentiful and prices affordable."
Letters from three purveyors said Karas always
pays his bills on time. Southwest Trust Bank's Linda
Hulin said in a letter that Karas has a $50,000 line of
P.S. Beach Associates Inc.,
DBA Cafe on the Beach
Some sobering information about the restaurant
business is included in a proposal from current fran-
chise-holders Percifield and Schaefer.
Last year the company lost $133,651. In 1997,
losses were set at $234,595, while 1996 shows a defi-
cit of $110,597, P.S. Beach Associates stated in its pro-
In an attempt to win a new contract with the
county, P.S. Beach Associates is offering $123,600 the
first year, $124,600 the second and $125,600 the third.
They expect to net $80,000 the first year, $85,000
the second and $90,000 the third.
Percifield and Schaefer have operated Cafe on the
Beach since 1992.
Percifield has 38 years of experience in the own-
ership and successful operation of various retail busi-
nesses, including food service, her proposal states. Her
family has owned property in Manatee County for 47
Schaefer, who serves as corporate secretary and
vice president, has an extensive administrative and
business background. He's a former U.S. Navy officer
and command pilot. He has held positions of market-
ing, recruiting and administration with private compa-
nies and public entities.
Schaefer is a licensed mortgage and real estate bro-
ker, overseeing a family company and he is active in
the investment field.
Cafe on the Beach's food service concept is quick
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'50-percent rule' relaxes
More government or less? No government?
Florida lawmakers decided it will be up to local
folks to keep or dump the infamous "50-percent rule."
In 1974, new construction codes went into effect in
Florida requiring new homes be elevated or built ac-
cording to flood zones, from nine to 13 feet above sea
level, to avoid flood damage.
If repairs or renovations to a ground-level house cost
more than 50 percent of its value, Federal Emergency
Management Agency rules required it to be elevated.
And here's the issue if repairs or renovations
accumulated in a five-year period amounted to 50 per-
cent of the home's value, that too meant the home had
to be rebuilt or raised to the proper elevation.
It was that last point the five-year accumulation
- that has been stricken from state law. However,
Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach each have codes
that include the five-year cumulative issue. Officials in
those two cities are now planning meetings to discuss
relaxing the rules to the state standard.
Anna Maria adopted the state's building codes
without the addition of stricter city ordinances and the
statewide change is automatically addressed citywide.
But all three building officials on the Island have
said they will bring the matter up to citizens and elected
officials to figure out what to do.
At the risk of offending a whole lot of remodeling
people on the Island, we urge great caution in follow-
ing the state's lead on this matter.
The intent of the elevation requirements more than
25 years ago was simply to save lives and property
from flood and storm damage.
Granted, the 50-percent rule has been a bane to
homeowners, but that doesn't lessen the rationale to
put people and property out of nature's way.
We hope everyone will remember that premise
before the gold, er permit, rush begins.
Lights out, dammit!
We've been preaching we thought to the choir
- for years about the need to turn out beachfront lights
to protect turtles from harm. As we have said many,
many times in the past, turtles tend to head for the
brightest light and, if a light by a road is on, turtles head
for it and potential doom.
That's what happened last weekend, when more
than four score of baby turtles ended up under car tires,
in the claws of seagulls or dehydrated in bushes.
Please! Turn out, shield, or change the color of
light bulbs near the beach and install motion-sensor
fixtures for public safety.
It's not only the law, it's also the right thing to do
to protect turtles, one of the more precious and wonder-
ful things about Anna Maria Island.
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makes no 'cents'
It seems the city "fathers" of Anna Maria are at it
again. Another grant to purchase property for another
park. The article of June 23 titled "Another park sought
in Anna Maria" regarding the amount of a proposed
grant was somewhat lower than the current figure
($175,000 to $1.75 million), which must have resulted
from a misplaced decimal point.
The thought of buying the 3.8 acre Lardas property
located between Magnolia and Loquat, not Spring,
seems to make no fiscal sense at all.
The Lardas's are asking a reported $1.75 million
for this property that under present residential zoning
can be developed into 11 or 12 single family lots. True,
if a grant is obtained the local taxpayers will not be
burdened with the cost of acquisition of this property.
However, who is going to pay for the development, in-
frastructure (including parking and rest room facilities)
and maintenance after the development is completed?
We the Anna Maria taxpayers.
Not only will we pay for this, we also lose the tax
base of this very valuable parcel of residential real es-
tate. If the property were to be developed into the ap-
proved residential use, the taxes on the improved lots
would most likely exceed $60,000 annually.
The Lardas's have had this property on the market
for several years and apparently the asking price has
always been ahead of the market. I am sure he would
be very happy to sell the property to the city and not
have to worry about the problems of developing it.
What kind of park is the city thinking of? The prop-
erty has no access to the bay. There are canals on three
sides and limited frontage on South Bay Boulevard. It
could be used as a nature trail or picnic area among the
Australian pines and raccoon nests, or more money could
be spent for an additional community building. This could
be a lot of taxpayer money to spend on a project that will
most likely not benefit the majority of Anna Maria resi-
dents nor add an- visitor attraction to the city.
As a rrocerT ov.ner across from this proposed
ful not to dispose of trash or litter in these waters.
Would visitors to this park be so considerate?
There are many proposed projects within the city
that have been discussed for many years that would
benefit everyone, such as the expansion of bike paths,
sidewalks and repairing many of the streets that are in
very bad shape.
As a taxpaying year-round resident, I feel the resi-
dents should vote on any project that could affect the
tax base of the city.
Robert Loomis, Anna Maria
The grand opening: a circus, a carnival complete
with barkers a broadway show.
I half expected the corporate crew to break into a
musical number of "We play it the company way. The
company policy is by us OK," smiling broadly and at-
tempting hitch kicks.
Yes, I'm glad I don't have to cross the bridge to get
the makings for dinner at a decent price. But did we
have to let the big corporate monster in?
Close the bridge quick before Walmart hears the
Robin Rhodes, Holmes Beach
A 'top-notch' donation
Island Discount Tackles' Fishing The Islands Tour-
nament 1999 has just donated proceeds of $18,000 to
youth athletic programs at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center. Over the past seven years total tournament
proceeds have reached $65,000. What an awesome con-
tribution to the children of our Island community!
On behalf of the Center board, all of our staff, and
the more than 1,200 children and teens who participate
annually in Center programs and events, we sincerely
thank Bill and Jen Lowman, Billy O'Connor and the
rest of the tournament workers who do a phenomenal
job in producing what has become one of the area's
most successful. efficient and enjoyable fundraisers.
To the Lovmans. thank you for being such top-
notch models, of business person-s and resident;, mak-
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THOSE ERE THE BAYS
Part 7, A Soldier's Story
by June Alder
Chateaux, cathedrals and wine shops held a fascination for American soldiers.
TRAVELS WITH CLAIR
Like many other Americans arriv-
ing in France, Clair Jones of Anna
Maria, Florida, and his friend Will Aus-
tin of New York state were astonished
not only at how beautiful the country
was but how very old.
In the early spring of 1918 "Black
Jack" Pershing was massing his troops
southeast of Paris holding out for a
separate American army instead of al-
lowing his men to link up with Allied
forces. So the Yanks had some opportu-
nities to sight see.
Clair was especially eager to ex-
plore the countryside. His mother's fam-
ily was French (their last name was
"Baby," pronounced "Bobby"). They
had moved to Canada in the mid-1800s
where Sophia married Irishman John R.
Jones who later took her and their chil-
dren to Tampa and eventually to Anna
"There are many things that would
interest you," he wrote his mother.
"There are lots of little villages gener-
ally consisting of one or two churches
surrounded by wine shops. Your artistic
eye would be charmed by the old build-
ings and roadside shrines. But after you
have been billeted in one of the old
buildings and waded by the shrine knee
deep in mud, it rather palls."
Clair had read much about Saint Joan
of Arc, the peasant girl whose simple faith
had saved France from its enemies in the
15th century. Her birthplace of Domremy-
La-Pucelle on the River Meuse was not far
away from camp.
Clair and Will hopped a train for a
visit. They looked at artifacts from the
Maid's time displayed in a museum
and saw the font in which she was bap-
tized. They gazed up at her statue and
paused at the spot where she heard
some of her voices. Finally, they
prayed in the basilica built in her
memory and in the memory of all
French soldiers fallen in war.
One Sunday in March "Holy Fa-
ther" Clair took his "congregation" on
a 15-mile expedition through four vil-
In each town they enjoyed liba-
tions at the inns. At the first they
lunched on eggs and sausages that had
been aging in the rafters and "drank
lots of beer." By the time they reached
the fourth village they were feeling
Clair wrote to his sister Kathleen
back in Anna Maria:
"The last village was on top of a
steep hill. The street leading up to it
had terraces and it was a fierce climb to
get to the top. We found an inn up
there, too. So we had some more beer.
"One of the boys wanted to try out
his French, so when the old innkeeper
showed us a picture of his daughter, he
tried to say, 'very good.' But it came
out 'ne pas bon,' which means no good,
and that made the old man grumble.
"By that time it was quite late so
we had some more sausages and eggs.
Also more beer. We then burst into
song and sang so loudly that all the
simple villagers crowded into the inn to
see what had broken loose. After quite
a gladsome songfest we came back
home, arriving just in time to keep
from being picked up by the Military
Police. It was a happy occasion."
It was the last "happy occasion"
they'd have for a .vhile.
The Sixth Engineers got orders to
leave for Picardy to the north of Paris
where a massive German offensive had
taken the British and French forces by
surprise. Their commanders begged
Pershing for reinforcements.
By the time 500 engineers and two
American infantry divisions reached
the war-scarred Somme Valley the
Germans were on the fringes of the
lovely cathedral city of Amiens and
within 40 miles of Paris.
Next: Will the
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JULY 14, 1999 N PAGE 7 
Man docks at Rotten
A after nearly four hours battling a two-knot
wind and seven-inch seas, the world's
worst captain finally managed to tie his
16-foot pontoon boat to the deck at Rotten Ralph's
"Not only was it four hours of solid entertain-
ment watching him try to dock, but with everyone
running from one side of the deck to the other, they built up pretty good ap-
petites." Ralph gleefully exclaimed.
When the boat was finally secured everyone applauded which Ralph
mistook as encouragement to sing. He broke into a version of "Old Man
River" and as soon as the staff heard "tote that barge, lift that bale" they be-
gan to get a little nervous. While they all have copies of Ralph's tapes and
listen to them constantly, that's one song he hasn't recorded yet. It was un-
familiar to them and they thought he wanted them to work!
Chicken wings were selling like crazy, Ralph's tapes were selling like
crazy. ($1 from each tape goes to the American Cancer Society.) And as
always, Ralph's world-famous fish and chips and escargot were selling like
crazy. Craziest of all was Ralph but that's nothing new!
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Seventh deputy will not be stationed in Anna Maria
By Susan K. Kesselring
An alarm has been silenced in the City of Anna Maria.
After meeting with Manatee County Sheriffs Col.
Ken Pearson Friday, July 9, Anna Maria Mayor Chuck
Shumard said an agreement was reached for the city to pay
$332,318 for a new police contract, up 2 percent from the
current year's public safety budget of $323,749.
The new public safety price tag is $52,000 less than
the sheriffs department original proposal of $375,628 that
included adding a seventh officer.
"We do not need a seventh deputy out here," Shumard
A Sept. 12, 1996, Islander Bystander story, detailed
Shumard's request for a seventh patrol officer, but the city
couldn't reach an agreement with the county at that time
on the fee for the added service.
While the cities of Holmes Beach and Bradenton
Beach have their own police forces, Anna Maria has con-
tracted with the Manatee County Sheriff's Office for po-
lice protection since 1981.
Shumard asked for a meeting with Pearson after two
commissioners expressed disapproval of the proposed
police contract at a July 1 budget hearing. According to
the original proposal, the large increase was due to the
addition of a seventh police officer and pay raises to those
deputies already stationed in Anna Maria.
Public Information Officer Dave Bristow said the
reason the sheriffs office proposed a seventh officer was
to fill in holes and ensure coverage when deputies left for
vacation or underwent training.
"We hadn't added anyone in a long time, so we
thought 'Why not pitch it to them?'" he said.
Bristow also said a seventh officer would free the
sergeant from shift work and allow him to perform strictly
For the money it spends, Anna Maria gets access to
the full resources of the sheriff s department.
Gary Deffenbaugh, a former Anna Maria police of-
ficer, said Anna Maria doesn't need a seventh officer, they
just need to get some work out of the ones they already
With only a slight population increase, police cover-
age in Anna Maria has doubled since 1993.
In the same time period, Holmes Beach has added two
additional officers to its police department, while
Bradenton Beach has increased its police force by one full-
time and one part-time officer.
In 1993, three deputies served Anna Maria's 1,764
citizens at a cost of $274,000. Today, six deputies patrol
the city's 1,858 year-round residents at a cost of almost
Currently, the city provides one deputy for every 309
In comparison, Holmes Beach's population of 5,028
has 12 sworn officers, or one officer for every 419 resi-
dents. Its current police department budget is $1,029,743.
Bradenton Beach has the most police coverage per
residents with nine full-time and five part-time sworn of-
ficers. With 1,654 full-time residents, that equates to one
officer for 144 residents. The city's current budget for
public safety is $503,562.
Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach see a greater
number of visitors, tourists and winter residents than
Anna Maria. The population swells during season and
more officers are needed to deal with the influx of
people, particularly those who flock to Manatee
County Public Beach in Holmes Beach and Coquina
Beach in Bradenton Beach.
The town of Longboat Key has a population of 5,937
and employs 20 officers, or one officer for every 296
people. Its public safety budget for the current year is
Longboat Key Police Chief John Kintz said the city's
population is deceiving, as the number of residents in-
creases during the winter. He estimates seasonal popula-
tion to be 25,000.
Kintz said the number of calls for service and num-
ber of crimes are analyzed to account for the number of
officers needed to patrol the city.
His said he has adequate coverage off-season, al-
though the department feels a pinch during season.
Population and crime data are not the only criteria for
determining how many officers are needed to patrol a city,
according to Holmes Beach Police Chief Jay Romine. He
says the figure is also based on the number of calls for
service, size of area patrolled and how many officers are
needed to cover three shifts, computing sick days, vaca-
tion days and training into the analysis.
Though Anna Maria gets more "bang for its buck" by
contracting its police services, it has had opportunities to
save taxpayers money by contracting the same service
from the Holmes Beach Police Department.
In 1994 and 1997 the Holmes Beach Police Depart-
ment submitted proposals to provide police protection for
the City of Anna Maria.
Holmes Beach offered to contract police coverage for
Anna Maria in 1997 for $210,595, which included the
initial purchase of two fully-equipped patrol cars. The
proposal was based on four patrol officers and didn't in-
clude the hiring of an additional police clerk, which would
have been needed to handle increased paperwork.
However, the proposal stated continuing patrol costs
would be substantially lower approximately $178,145
In a letter dated Aug. 14, 1997, Anna Maria Mayor
Chuck Shumard thanked then-Mayor Bob VanWagoner
for the proposal for contracting police services and stated,
"After lengthy discussion, we have voted not to take ad-
vantage of your offer at this time."
It went on to say that the city is more than satisfied
with its coverage by the Manatee County Sheriff s Office.
In 1997, Anna Maria paid the sheriff's office
Islandwide, cities are currently spending $1,857,054
for public safety with a combined population of 8,540.
Attempts to unify the police departments fell by the
wayside years ago. In 1993 an Island Police Force Study
Committee was organized to determine feasibility of an
Islandwide police force.
Former Holmes Beach Police Chief Snooks Adams
sat on the committee and said for the idea to work the cities
would have to be unified. One police chief for three cit-
ies could create chaos if one of the mayor's had a conflict
with the police chief, he said.
Adams also said disbanding Anna Maria's police
department was due to internal conflicts. "Nobody could
work for that group. The mayor and commission inter-
fered with the police department's enforcement of laws.
They couldn't keep anyone," he said.
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service, the proposal states. Customers order at the
counter and food is delivered to their table. Tables are
moveable and large enough to accommodate big par-
ties. There are both indoor and outdoor seating areas.
Breakfast is popular at Cafe, with their all-you-can-
eat pancake meal a tradition. Evening buffets feature
American, Italian and Mexican foods.
A separate ice cream counter with 16 flavors will
continue operation. The Coquina Beach concession of-
fers eight flavors of ice cream.
A variety of beverages are offered from soft drinks
to milk to bottled water.
Alcoholic beverages, limited to beer and wine, will
be served at the Manatee Beach concession if permis-
sion is granted by the county and Holmes Beach re-
enacts a recently rescinded city ordinance to permit
such service, P.S. Beach's proposal states. A revision
of the city ordinance is expected.
P.S. Beach is offering to spend $3,000 renovating
the dining room and $4,500 for a lighted menu board
behind the counter.
The usual beach sundries will be offered and beach
chairs and umbrellas will be available to rent.
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and at 8 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, Sundays and holidays.
Warren T. LaBonte
Warren LaBonte has been in business for three
years on Nantucket Island.
His restaurant, the Jetties, is located on the
beach, employs approximately 25 full-time and 15
The business is divided into three segments:
beach fare prepared and served quickly from 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m., a retail area supplying beachgoers with
clothes, snacks, children's toys and souvenirs and
novelties, a banquet hall and catering facilities with
an alcoholic beverage license serving the needs of
groups from 25 to 750.
In the first year of operating the concession at
Manatee Beach, LaBonte said he would pay the county
$200,000. In the second year, the figure goes to
$206,000, and in the third to $214,000.
LaBonte writes that he expects to earn a net profit
of $334,600 the first year, $476,366 the second and
$489,662 the third year.
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LaBonte said the best way to run both concessions
is to "keep it simple."
"It is not necessary to offer 25 items for breakfast
to satisfy the needs of most patrons. North or south,
east or west, there aren't really that many different
ways to serve eggs."
LaBonte's plan is to offer inexpensive meals and
some high-end items and he hopes to turn tables fast to
He said he will sell sundries and beach items, but
plans to "keep it simple.
"The proposer intends to continue the pancake
breakfast at a similar inexpensive cost. Overall, the
menu's three meals will be scaled back significantly.
The overall objective is to streamline the operation and
pay the rent on time."
Hours of operation will be 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. in off-sea-
son and 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. in-season, Nov. 15 to June 15.
LaBonte proposes no capital improvements.
He proposes to discuss renegotiation of rent should
an alcohol license become available.
"If there is a beer and wine license available,"
LaBonte states, "we could conceivably increase our
proposal 10 to 20 percent."
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Need money for college?
Roser Memorial Community Church Guild is
committed to helping students with their college ex-
penses. Scholarships for up to $500 per semester are
Applications may be obtained at the Roser
Church office, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. For addi-
tional information, call scholarship committee chair-
person May Cooper at 778-7604.
'after hours' July 21
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce will
hold its monthly "business after hours" meeting Wednes-
day, July 21, at Tommy Bahama, 300 John Ringling
Blvd., St. Armands Circle, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Cost is $5 for members, $10 for guests. Complimen-
tary hors d'oeuvres will be served and door prizes given
away. For information or reservations, call 387-9519.
Indian video Saturday at
A video on Native Americans will be shown at
the Anna Maria Island Historical Museum, 402 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria, Saturday at 11 a.m.
Admission to the museum and the video showing is
free. Exhibits at the museum include a look into the early
days on the Island through books and artifacts and there
is a gift shop. For information, call 778-0492.
available at museum
Bound editions of The Islander newspaper from
1952 through 1965 may be perused at the Island His-
torical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
The bound copies may not be removed from the
museum. Hours of operation for the museum are
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information, call 778-0492.
Auditions at Players
Island Players will launch its 51 st season of plays
in October with "Dancing at Lughnasa," an award-
winning play by Brian Friel about the lives and loves
of five sisters in a small Irish village in 1936.
Auditions for "Dancing at Lughnasa" will be held
Sunday, Aug. 1, at 7:30 p.m. at the Island Players the-
atre at Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue in Anna Maria.
Director Kelly Woodland has parts for five women
ranging in age from 18 to 40. She also will need two
young men and one older man in his 50s or 60s.
The play will run Oct. 8-17. For more informa-
tion, call Woodland at 794-8762.
Women of all ages come
together for day of praise
Those who attended this year's annual women's
seminar at Island Baptist Church said it was a
powerful teaching. Bible Teacher Robbie Leech,
surrounded by a pulpit draped with quilts, teaches
the New Testament book of Colossians to more than
400 women who attended the revival. Some came
from as far away as Georgia, Pennsylvania, Texas
and Kentucky. Islander Photo: Edna Tiemann
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Boys: Smugglers Cove, 1 to 3 p.m.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JULY 14, 1999 0 PAGE 11 EI
By Mary Fufford Green
Meeting Monday in Cortez
The village of Cortez has received designation by
the state as a Waterfront Florida site. and Linda Molto
and I appreciate the advance publicity given our project
by The Islander Bystander. It gave us just the push we
needed to get started. So here we go.
After two long meetings we have some ideas on
paper and are ready for some public support and input.
With that in mind. we are inviting everybody to a com-
munity meeting on Monday, July 26, at 7 p.m., in the
Jenny and Smiley Guthrie Meeting Room of the Cortez
Community Center, 4517 123 St. Ct. W., Cortez.
We hope this gives everybody time to search for
the photos, home movies or videos we need. You need
to know that after re-reading "Edge of Wilderness," by
Janet Matthews and "Singing River," by local historian
Joe Warner, we're taking our responsibility very seri-
Our presentation, with the official title of "Com-
mercial Fishing Throughout the Centuries," is not just
a showing of pictures and people. We're taking a look
at the past to see what we can learn.
Some questions to be answered are:
Is it true that if we ignore and do not learn from
the mistakes of the past we are destined to repeat them?
Could the current net ban have been averted if we
had known about the factors which brought about the
demise to fishing industries in the last century?
What were the fishing methods, markets and heri-
tage of these fishing families?
What misinformation and fear led to government
action that destroyed the fishing rancho on the Mana-
tee River? Did greed and man's inhumanity to man
play a role then and now?
And finally, just suppose that the net ban were
reversed. What skills would the next generation lack to
be able to recreate a thriving commercial fishing indus-
try? Do they know how to hang in a net? Will they be
able to identify the pot holes, the shallow bottoms, the
effect of the currents and all that must be known to be
successful fishermen? Who are the experts who can
document the answers so that the industry will survive
for another 1,000 years?
Yes, we are looking for a lot of answers and hope
that some of you are interested in helping. The Com-
munity meeting is sponsored by the Cortez Village
Historical Society. If you cannot attend but wish to
help, please get in touch with me at 756-3784. or Molto
I want to say thanks to all who encouraged Mana-
tee County to submit the application for the Waterfront
What does it mean?
After reading up on it. I concluded it will ensure
continued county support for Cortez to remain a com-
mercial fishing village. It will mean a working water-
front with no room for condominiums or marinas that
attract pleasure boats or sport atercraft to block the
Saterways or destroy the seagrass beds or cause any
conflict with the operation of the commercial fishing
In fact. it might mean more public-owned water-
front so that crabbers have space for storage and repair
of traps, space for harvesting soft-shelled crabs which
bring much more money for the fishers, and space for
repair and storage of seasonal nets and boats. Maybe
we can get some funds to clear away the abandoned
boats which are a threat during storms.
My dream is that the staff hired will help write
grants to get funds to repair the 1912 schoolhouse and
set up the fishing museum. At that location there will
be no intrusion on the working waterfront. It will make
it possible to educate new residents and visitors the
ones who can and will create the demand for fresh
Florida seafood. which will give the industry the boost
More cleanup of Sarasota Bay and the return of
scallops, oysters and clams will give jobs to some good
Cortez people with saltwater in their veins who wel-
come the opportunity to work at what they love.
And I do want a place to show the video.
Did I forget to say we're auditioning for narrators?
Owner ordered to
clean up vehicles
By Pat Copeland
The Holmes Beach Code Enforcement Board re-
cently found Ken Trent of 309 68th St. guilty of vio-
lating city code regarding abandoned, wrecked and
The board gave Trent until July 28 to comply or
face a fine of $250 plus 15 per day until the property
is brought into compliance.
According to Code Enforcement Officer Walter
Wunderlich, two vehicles with no tags, a truck with
flat tires and loaded with debris and an abandoned
pontoon boat were observed on the property in April.
Wunderlich sent Trent a letter giving him 72
hours to comply. However Trent asked for an exten-
sion due to medical problems.
In May the property was still in violation al-
though one vehicle was removed shortly after inspec-
tion. Wunderlich sent Trent a notice in June.
Wunderlich said a second vehicle was then re-
moved, but the truck and pontoon boat remain. He
said the truck displays a current tag, but that does not
exempt Trent from the code violation.
Trent said the truck is a collectible that belonged
to his father and he has fixed the tires and purchased
a new battery.
"I went to great pains to get the truck and I would
like to keep it," Trent told the board. "It's a 1968 Ford
truck and it has less than 70,000 miles on it."
Trent said the truck has a "linkage problem" but
his mechanic has been too busy to repair it.
"As for the pontoon boat, I agree it doesn't look too
good," Trent acknowledged. "It's in a back driveway that
I built for it. I had to take the top off because of the shrub-
bery and tie it down so it won't blow all over the place.
I haven't been able to do much with it."
Trent said he'll have the truck repaired and has
contacted someone to repair the boat because his
grandchildren want to use it.
Board member Don Schroder asked him about
the debris in the truck.
"What is debris? Trent asked. "It's had a lot of stuff
in it for a long period of time a couple of gas tanks,
some crab traps, boat poles, a partial motor. It's under
some trees and I get leaves coming down into it."
"The reason you are here is because since April
not much has happened," Chairman Chuck Stealey
explained. "I want you to understand the reason this
board exists is not to penalize residents but to try and'
get them to adhere to the code. Good intentions don't
fix things. Give us a time frame in which you will fix
the truck and boat."
"I'd like to think it would be done in a week to 10
days or maybe two weeks," Trent replied. "I'm work-
ing on it. I'm at the mercy of someone else."
"Your plans are vague," board member Joe
Bracken said. "You have to make these things hap-
pen. not just hope that something's going to happen."
Board members said they want the vehicles li-
censed and operational. parked correctly and the de-
bris removed from the truck by July 28.
Helen P. Briggs
Helen P. Briggs. 92. of Anna Maria. formerly of
McKeesport. Pa., died July 8.
Born in McKeesport. Mrs. Briggs moved to Anna
Maria from there in 1979. She was a former teacher
and school librarian at McKeesport High School.
where she designed the present library.
She was a member of Alpha XI Delta Women's
There will be no service. Memorial donations may
be made to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 10459.
Bradenton. FL 34282-0459. or Bradenton Hospice
House. in care of Hospice of Southwest Florida. 5955
Rand Blvd.. Sarasota. FL 34238. Brown & Sons Funeral
Homes. Bradenton chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her companion. Florence
Kaufman. of Anna Maria: three nieces, Helen R.
Guthrie. of Mentor. Ohio. Sally R. Kosco. of Ellicot City,
Md., and Susan B. Churchill, of Carnation, Wash.; a
nephew, Robert A. Ross, of North Huntingdon, Pa., 18
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Carmel, Pebble Beach, The Highlands, Big Sur.
All of them as much a state of mind as stately places.
As one Big Sur native put it, "The most incredible
meeting of sea and land in the world."
High, jagged cliffs charging down, melting into the
Pacific. Flowers covering the spectrum of the rainbow.
Green pastures filled with cattle and horses.
The Big Sur area has a way of flaunting its beauty.
There's not even a hint of modesty in the way the coast-
line preens itself.
But it is wine we seek at the Chalone Wine Group
30th Annual Shareholders' Celebration as the guests
of Joey and Chuck Lester in a vineyard two hours
drive up Highway 101 through country made famous.
and infamous by writer John Steinbeck.
Chalone Wine Group is a combine of California.
vineyards including Acacia, Canoe Ridge, Carmenet,
Chalone, Chateau Duhart Milon, Echelon and Edna
Dozens of chartered buses bring the faithful and
fateful to a spot high on a hill overlooking the Salinas
Valley. A drop-dead gorgeous, no-clouds-in-the-sky
day where 1,500 "shareholders" drink and eat the only
dividends they will receive for their investment.
They are compensated with a bacchanalian feast
under an open-air big-top circus tent.
A dozen wine booths surround the big top, ensuring
guests are well-oiled and in the spirit of the celebration.
To complement the 2,000 bottles of chardonnay,
pinot noir and cabernet sauvignon, Chalone brought in
5,000 Hog Island sweetwater oysters, some of the best
we've ever tasted comparable only to Charlotte
Harbor's Turtle Bay oysters.
Other starters included pat6, cheese and bread,
strawberries, grapes and apples and cool, crisp
blanched asparagus spears and other veggies all
between the wine booths outside the main tent.
A buffet served at 1 p.m. offered almond wood-
grilled Monterey salmon and whole-grain, mustard-
crusted flank steak on Yukon Gold garlic mashed po-
tatoes with white truffle oil, morel and asparagus tart,
albacore tuna salad nicoise, a cassoulet with white
beans and duck confit and garlic sausage. It ended with
a strawberry/raspberry sundae with vanilla ice cream
and chocolate brownies.
Just to keep things interesting, Chalone hired a
goofball mascot, dressed in a canary yellow foam-rub-
ber costume the shape of a really big wine bottle (can
you say Nebuchadenezzar) and paraded him around as
a comic wino.
But there was more than clowning for entertain-
The Chalone booth charmed golf fanatics. They
took a piece of iron and shaped it into their trademark,
which resembles the outline of their mountain ridge. So
they took this zig-zag piece of iron and called it a shaft
and attached it to the club head of a sand wedge. It
weighed at least eight pounds.
Then they cut a wine barrel in two, put both halves,
decorated with plastic grapes and vines, 40 or so feet
away from a 12 foot by 12 section of sod.
The object: Chip the golf ball into the barrel and
win two bottles of chardonnay or pinot. Chipping this
accurately is difficult. Chipping with a club weighing
five times the normal weight is almost impossible. Of
the hundreds who tried, three people won wine and
luckily David was among them. We indulged the prize
on the return bus trip.
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sorts of goodies. There was also a drop-dead offering
of mega wines offered by silent auction.
The live auction included a tour and lunch at
Lafite- Rothschild in France. Bidding started at a mere
$5,500 and topped out at $8,000. During bidding for
another item, six liters of 1996 Chateau Lafite-
Rothschild, a woman who raised her hand at $3,500
had the paddle knocked out of her hand by her husband.
The party ended when every drop of 2,000 bottles
of Chalone wine were consumed. We were very glad
we didn't have to drive the two-hour trek back to
Carmel is perfect. A little too perfect. In fact, it is
a square mile, exactly one mile by one mile. It's a little
too Gucci as well, with every hip shop known to man
including, well, Gucci. A nifty nautical-specialty store
and art galleries absorbed our limited shopping focus.
From a sandy beach a couple of blocks downhill
from our room at The Normandy, Pebble Beach Golf
Course is within earshot of crashing waves battering
the cliff-side greens. The sight of golfers and the club-
To arrive at The Lodge, one must enter through
guard gates what is known today as 17-Mile Drive
Scenic Nature Tour and pay a $7-per-carload fee for the
pleasure of traversing the privately-owned road mean-
dering through the Del Monte Forest on Monterey Pen-
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Guests spent their day picnicking and exploring the
natural beauty of the forest and the pebbled beaches. A
log lodge built in 1909 has been replaced by The
Lodge, a world-class golf resort.
Today folks can ride along 17-Mile Drive, past
seven picturesque golf courses and attractions such as
China Rock, Fanshell Overlook, Bird Rock and Ghost
Tree in the complex which cost dearly to play, all of
which sold recently for $870 million to buyers includ-
ing Clint Eastwood, Peter Uberroth and Jack Nicklaus.
We took note from our tour brochure of numerous
restrictions, including limits on photography of any
property owned by Pebble Beach Company, including
the famous Lone Cypress Tree.
More appreciated by our group was the Pacific
Harbor seal-pupping protection program for which pro-
tective fencing was installed and areas frequented by
the shy animals who give birth on the beaches were
closed to vehicles, pedestrians and bicycles.
Laws prohibit disturbance of the seals, particu-
larly during birthing season. A notice with our bro-
chure something to consider as valuable educa-
tional literature for Anna Maria's visitors with re-
gard to sea turtles briefly notes the protection
program and thanks Pebble Beach patrons for their
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But, where would we put the gate on Anna Maria
Following a relaxing beer in the warmth of The
Lodge, a trip down the lawn to touch toes on the fa-
mous 18th green, a few requisite purchases from the
pro shop and we were off to continue our day's sight-
We headed south to Big Sur in our rented Explorer
- far enough to make a turnaround at a Big Sur tour-
ist shop/diner/convenience store and head back with a
throw-away camera since the trusty Canon suffered a
Chuck and Joey
Lester and David
panorama of Big
SSur to the south
breakdown at the first cliff stopover.
On the way back we made use of scenic photo
overlooks of the most extraordinary kind and made
note of homes hanging precariously over the water
too far off for our limited photo capabilities. Sev-
eral bridges and roads were under construction and
believe us it's a scary drive without the added
Back in Highlands, we dined that evening at the
Lester's hotel, Highlands Inn, overlooking Point Lobos
at the gateway to Big Sur. Both restaurants there are
legendary, but Pacific's Edge is known as the home to
the annual "Masters of Food & Wine."
Dinner there was fantastic, but brunch? Oh my!
The exquisite culinary creations on the buffet and the
variety were topped only by the incredible view and the
fantastic company of Chuck and Joey.
Ah, but we had yet to make the trek back across the
country. An early wake-up call gave us enough time to
gather our goodies, pack and head back to the
Monterey Airport where a 6 a.m. flight would take us
back to San Francisco.
It would be a long, long day one that turned out
to be more harrowing and much longer than antici-
For a chilling wake-up, our U.S. Airways Express
flight made a long, low pass over the runway at San
Francisco Airport, then climbed back over the clouds
and circled for another 20 minutes or so. Finally the
captain's voice came over the speaker to apologize for
Turns out they weren't sure if the landing gear was
down! And he told us this before we landed.
Thank you U.S. Airways but next time give us
the bad news after we land safely, please.
A connection through Dallas went down the tubes
thanks to the late arrival at San Francisco and so did the
rest of the trip. Late, late, late. We pulled into the drive-
way in Holmes Beach at 9:45 p.m. Forget the three-
hour time change. It felt like midnight.
And just a few days later we were delighted to find
a Chalone wine, Acacia Winery's Carneros
Chardonnay on the wine list at Rebecca's Bistro in
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
July 2, criminal mischief, 100 block of Crescent.
According to the report, an unknown person removed
a yellow warning light from the top of a barricade and
damaged other barricades by attempting to remove
warning lights and bending the metal supports.
July 4, possession of alcohol, Tuna Street
July 4, 200 block of Oak Street. The deputy de-
tected a water leak due to a dislodged sensor and
turned off the water.
July 7, boat theft, on the beach north of Beach
Street. The victim reported an unknown person re-
moved a catamaran valued at $1,000.
July 2, possession of marijuana times two, pos-
session of paraphernalia times two, Coquina Beach.
The officer on foot patrol observed a vehicle at the
south end of the park. Using a night-vision scope, he
said he observed two subjects sharing a marijuana
cigarette and approached the vehicle.
Michael J. Maloney, 19, of Bradenton, rolled
down the driver's side window and the officer said
he smelled marijuana. A second officer approached
the passenger side window and observed a juvenile
subject holding a marijuana cigarette. The officers
said they observed a bag of marijuana on the con-
sole. Both Maloney and the juvenile subject were
placed in custody.
July 3, grand theft, 100 block of Sixth Street
North. The victim reported an unknown person re-
moved two personal watercraft and a trailer valued
at $9,000 from his driveway.
July 3, trespass after warning, 107 Gulf Drive
S., Key West Willy's. The intoxicated subject was
asked to leave the business but returned 45 minutes
later causing problems, said the report. The subject
was placed in custody.
July 5, criminal mischief, 301 Gulf Drive S.,
Shell Land Gifts. The complainant reported an un-
known person attempted to pry open a soda machine.
July 5, grand theft, 2502 Gulf Drive, Econo
Lodge. The complainant reported an unknown person
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eight dozen pillow cases valued at $115.56.
July 6, possession of hallucinogen times two,
Coquina Beach. The officer on patrol was clearing
the park and observed James C. Perkins, 18, and
Timothy M. Brown, 20, both of Bradenton, standing
beside a vehicle. The officer said he saw a plastic
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they said they picked the mushrooms in a cow pas-
ture on State Road 64. The officer said he found
another bag of mushrooms inside the vehicle. The
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July 6, possession/display of a revoked driver's
license, 100 Gulf Drive S., Circle K. The officer re-
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alcoholic beverage coming from the subject and
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vodka bottle in the vehicle. The subject was placed
July 8, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach. The victim reported an unknown person
smashed the window but nothing was removed. A
sandy foot print was found inside the vehicle.
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smashed a window and removed two purses valued at
$50 each and containing a bank card. two check books,
two check cards, a credit card, a GTE calling card, a
prescription for pain medication, two cellular phones
valued at $100 each, a U.S. postal badge. two driver's
licenses, S15 in cash, cosmetics valued at S20. two
bottles of perfume valued at S40 each, miscellaneous
papers, a house key and an address book.
July 5, grand theft, King Fish Boat Ramp. The
victim reported he left his truck and boat trailer at
the ramp on July 2 and when he returned, the truck
valued at $10,000 was gone.
July 2, DUI, 400 block of Clark Drive. The
complainant reported a possible drunk driver. The
officer said he observed Timothy Reese, 35, of
Holmes Beach, drive partially off the roadway, then
almost completely over the center line and swerve
from side to side. The officer stopped Reese, admin-
istered field performance tests and placed Reese in
custody. The officer issued a citation for failure to
maintain a single lane.
July 3, animal, 3000 block of Gulf Drive. The
victim reported he was walking to work when a large
dog came at him barking and baring its teeth, then
lunged at him and attempted to bite him. He said the
dog tore his shirt. The officer said he would contact
the owner and any further problems will be referred
to animal control. The victim asked to have his shirt
July 3, possession of marijuana less than 20
grams, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee County Public
Beach. The officer was on bicycle patrol and said he
observed Mark Cassanelli, 45, of Bradenton, sitting
in a truck drinking beer. The officer informed
Cassanelli that he could not drink at the beach and
asked to look inside the truck because he observed
beer cans on the floor.
The officer said as he stuck his head inside the
truck, he smelled the strong odor of marijuana and
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JULY 14, 1999 U PAGE 15 |IM3
Planetarium extends hours for July
In honor of Snooty's birthday, the South Florida
Museum. Bishop Planetarium and Parker Manatee
Aquarium complex designates July as "A month for
Manatees" and will be open seven days a week.
The complex features exhibits on cultural and
natural history as well as a state-of-the-art plan-
etarium and a manatee aquarium for Snooty, Mana-
tee County's official mascot, and his poolmate, Mo.
The Eagles will be featured at Laser Fantasies
lightshows 8 p.m. every Friday and Saturday in July.
Admission for this show only is $4 for adults and $2
asked if there was marijuana in the truck. He said
Cassanelli admitted to having marijuana in a pouch
on the dashboard. The officer located the marijuana
and issued Cassanelli a notice to appear.
July 4, suspicious, 6300 block of Marina Drive.
The complainant reported an intoxicated person in
the road and the officer located the subject, who said
he was warning people about starting fires with fire-
works. The officer advised him to go home.
July 4, damage, 5501 Marina Drive, Captain's
Marina. The complainant reported an unknown per-
son attempted to pry open a soda machine. Damages
July 4, suspicious, 3100 block of Gulf Drive on
the beach. The complainant reported three 'reckless
personal watercraft operators. The officer advised
them of the laws.
July 5, domestic disturbance, 3600 block of
East Bay Drive. The complainant reported she and
the subject got into an argument when he came home
intoxicated. She asked the officer to make him move
out. The officer gave her information about obtain-
ing a restraining order and the subject agreed to
leave for the evening.
July 5, suspicious, 200 block of 85th Street.
The complainant reported an unknown person drove
a heavy truck on his lot causing damage. The officer
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July 5, threats, 7400 block of Palm Drive. The
victim reported receiving numerous threatening
phone calls from the suspect. The officer advised the
victim to save the messages on voice mail and con-
tact GTE security. The officer said he contacted the
suspect, who admitted to making the threats and said
he would cease.
July 6, assistance, 28th Street canal. The com-
plainant reported a sinking boat and the officer
helped the owner bail it out.
July 6, theft of a bicycle valued at $50.
July 7, burglary to an automobile, 2800 block
of Gulf Drive. The victim reported an unknown per-
son removed a bag containing $10 in quarters, a pair
of sunglasses and a container of various types of
medication. The sunglasses were later found on 28th
Street near Avenue E.
July 8, suspicious, 5600 block of Gulf Drive.
The complainant reported an 18-wheel truck travel-
ing at a high rate of speed drove over large rocks in
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Team effort gains 6-4 win
for 1 1-12 All-Stars
Chase Parker mashed a grand slam home run and
Taylor Manning came up with a gutsy pitching perfor-
mance after spraining his throwing thumb.
But it was the little guys who were clutch hitters for
- Anna Maria.
Two hits each from Kyle Schweitzer, Joey Mattay
and Blake Tyre were huge factors in the Anna Maria
Island Little League 11-12 All-Stars 6-4 win Wednes-
day, July 7.
The victory over Manatee American at
Bradenton's G.T. Bray Park put Anna Maria in the fi-
nal four of the tournament for the first time.
"What was great was the little guys got six hits and
came through for us in a big game," Manager Victor
Mattay said. "Chase Parker's grand slam was a thing
of beauty and Taylor pitched like the champion he is."
Parker's blast put the Islanders up 5-1 with Parker
scoring the winning run. He also knocked in the game-
winning run in a 6-5 victory over North River Ameri-
can earlier in the tournament.
Tyre, Mattay and Manning singled in the first and
Mattay gave the Islanders a quick 1-0 lead when he
, went home on a wild pitch.
Manatee came right back when Nick Sabella
doubled to center and scored on a ground out to second
Both teams came up short in the second.
Manning hurt his left thumb when diving for a
ground ball and pitched with a sprain the rest of the
Schweitzer led off with a single in the top of the
third inning and was out at second when Tyre hit into
a fielder's choice.
Mattay singled to center and Manning walked to
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Chase Parker brings it home following his grand slam that gave the Anna Maria Island 11-12 All-Stars a 6-4
victory over Manatee American. The win moved the Islanders into the final four of the Manatee County
championship tournament. Islander Photo: David Futch
set the stage for Parker.
Opposing pitcher Jarret Toth fooled Parker on two
When he threw another, Parker was waiting on it
and blasted his grand slam over the fence in left cen-
ter with the wind blowing in.
Adam Bouziane then singled off Toth and scored
when Chris Nelson hit a sharp liner that the center
fielder couldn't come up with on a diving play.
Staking Manning to a 6-1 lead seemed to be the
only thing the Islanders needed to do.
Manning got out of a jam in the bottom of the third
when he struck out clean-up hitter Taylor Chadsey on
a 3-2 pitch with runners on second and third.
Manatee American scored three times in the fifth
with two outs, one of the runs on an error and two more
on a weird double by Chadsey that struck the pitcher's
mound and careened into right field.
Manning ended any hope of a Manatee American
comeback in the sixth, getting two ground outs and
striking out the last batter.
Anna Maria earned the right to play Braden River
on Friday, July 9.
Braden River came out swinging, slapping several
doubles and singles to beat the Islanders 10-0 and
knock them out of the tournament.
"They hit the ball real well and we didn't get any
breaks," Manager Mattay said. "I have to give it to their
pitcher Kyle Renkopf. He pitched well when we had
runners on and he was in trouble.
"We all had a lot of fun. We had good kids and we
had a great ride in this tournament."
For the record, Anna Maria's top five hitters were
Kyle Schweitzer .573, Chris Nelson .373, Joey Mattay
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SPORTS RAP, FROM PAGE 16
.300, Adam Bouziane .286 and Chase Parker .273.
Anna Maria 9-10 All-Stars
come up short
A lopsided defeat sent the Anna Maria 9- to 10-
year-old All-Stars back to Anna Maria Island wonder-
ing what happened in their 19-3 tournament loss July
6 to the Manatee National All-Stars.
Manager Andy Price's to-the-point assessment of
the game probably describes it best.
"They're probably the best team out here," he said.
"They hit the ball real hard. But so did we."
Apparently not hard enough or often enough in the
10-team tournament to determine the Manatee County
Manatee National jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the
first courtesy of a long Tyler Brown home run.
Island catcher Greg Lowman answered in the bot-
tom half of the inning with a two-run blast over the left
centerfield fence, putting Anna Maria ahead 3-2.
In the second inning, Manatee National scored
three runs and went up 5-3. The third was costly as the
bottom fell out for the Islanders.
Manatee National sent 19 batters to the plate and
scored 14 runs off 11 walks, three hits, a sacrifice fly
and two Island errors.
For the Islanders, Matt McDonough had a single
and scored and Connor Bystrom, Chad Richardson and
Steve Faasse each added singles.
Anna Maria Coach Brad Lisk summed up how he
"I guess you have games like this," he said, "to
remind you of the good times."
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Trailing 13-2, the Islanders came alive in an at-
tempt to repeat what they did a week earlier when they
beat Manatee East 6-5, scoring five runs in the bottom
of the sixth.
Connor Bystrom showed why he's the future when
he allowed only one run in three innings of relief
against Central. In six innings of relief in the tourna-
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Behind 11 runs in the top of the third, Greg
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Steve Faasse, Bystrom and Chad Richardson hit singles
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Matt McDonough singled to make it 14-8. Faasse
doubled to center and Bystrom hit a shot down first to
knock in McDonough.
However, Central's pitcher Dylan Hanna struck
out the last two batters to end the threat.
"They played their hearts out and didn't quit,"
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Power up for next century's energy savers
Now is the time of year that Islanders and Flo-
ridians in general cringe more than usual when the
electric bill comes in the mail. An informal poll has
revealed that electric bills in summer are at least double
what they are in the cooler, more temperate months.
How would you like to have the power company
pay you for electricity?
Science fiction may become power fact within the
next couple of years. A New York company plans to
launch a test program of residential power generators
next month. If the tests prove successful, you could
start to see small home generators on the market in
about 18 months.
Apparently there are several different generator
models. One of the most popular is a fuel cell that cre-
ates a chemical reaction between hydrogen and oxygen
that makes water and power. Wow we might even
be able to cut down on dependency to Manatee County
utilities for our water needs, too!
Cost of the dishwasher-sized fuel cells is less than
$4,000. According to my math, that means that one of
the home generators could pay for itself in a couple of
years, then start making money for you. Florida power
Winners in the July 7 horseshoe games were
Kim. Cooper of Holmes Beach and George
Landraitis of Cortez. Runners-up were John
Bennett and Ron Pepka, both of Anna Maria.
Winners in the July 10 games were
Landraitis and Pepka. Runners-up were Lewis
Kipp of Bradenton and George McKay of
The weekly contests get under way every
Wednesday and Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria
City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive. There are no
membership fees and everyone is welcome.
Date Low High Rainfall
July 4 72 88 1
July 5 74 90 1.1
July 6 76 90 0
July 7 76 91 0
July 8 77 92 0
July 9 78 91 0
July 10 77 92 0
Average Gulf water temperature 840
companies are presently required to accept any excess
power generated by generators and pay the private
power plant operator.
It doesn't take an electrical scientist to realize the
impact these inexpensive little generators would have
on the Island. If a bad storm hits here, it could be days.
weeks or maybe even months before power could be
restored. If you had a personal generator, you'd be back
in your home much. much faster.
So far, there's a police station in New York's
Central Park that has gone the private generator
route. The power plant there cost about $1 million,
but it generates enough power to run the police sta-
tion, charge up four electric cars and also supply the
power needs to the summer stage of the Metropoli-
tan Opera. The generator also was $200,000 less
than the charge to upgrade power lines and remain
hooked up to the city's power grid.
A fast-food restaurant in Chicago is also experi-
menting with a fuel cell, with good results to date.
In fact, some folks are saying personal generators
will be as common as personal computers in a few
years. It'll probably be as big a market, too, since there
are about 25 million potential residential power cus-
tomers out there, according to Plug Power LLC of New
The personal power business is becoming big busi-
ness, too, with more than 100 companies entering the
market. There's even a trade association. Distributed
Power Coalition of America.
If any of you entrepreneurs out there want to get
into the business. I know of a newspaper on the Island
that would be willing to accept a trial period on a fuel
cell test model.
this time on the road
Honda is going to be the first auto maker to intro-
duce a mass-market, low-emission, high-efficiency
vehicle to the United States. The car, called the Insight.
will be out this fall and gets about 84 miles to the gal-
lon. Yes, that's right 84 miles per gallon.
The Insight uses a hybrid electric-gasoline engine
coupled with an aluminum and plastic body to cut
down on weight. There's no price tag on the car as yet.
Toyota will offer its own version of a gas-electric
car next year, and U.S. car makers are planning to have
models in the market place by 2001.
The cars universally aren't very fast say 50 mph
- and they aren't very big two-seaters for the most
part but how fast do you go and with how many
passengers on Anna Maria Island?
Here's some advice that's simple, effective, and
something I'm embarrassed to admit that I should have
thought of years ago:
If you plant shrubs or trees around your air condi-
tioner to shade it, you can figure to increase efficiency
by about 10 percent. according to officials with the
U.S. Department of Energy.
I guess the corollary to that would be to put the AC
unit on the northeast side of the house, since it's cooler
there than, say, the southwest side of the property.
Keep your air conditioner cool and you stay cooler
for less money. Makes sense, doesn't it?
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Snook in passes, trout in grasses, tarpon thinning
By Capt. Mike Heistand and Capt. David Futch
Tarpon action continued hot and heavy last week
with Capt. Mike Grieg reporting three to four tarpon
each day out, landing one most trips.
Capt. Sam Kimball said grouper fishing was good
in 100 feet of water and he brought back some 20-
The Rod and Reel Pier reports snapper, mackerel,
angelfish and tarpon. That's got to be a wild ride, try-
ing to reel in a tarpon without being able to chase him.
Anglers at the Anna Maria City Pier report catch-
ing snapper and mackerel, snook at night and some
Carl at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said he's
out of shrimp because they're spawning.
Annie's Bait & Tackle reporting for Capt. Zack
on the Dee-Jay II said redfish are plentiful but not
many big ones. Snapper fishing improved last week.
There are snook in the passes and trout in deep grasses.
Tarpon are moving on, while permit to 15 pounds are
still available. Bonita are thick offshore.
Capt. Kimball with the Legend said his custom-
ers are nailing grouper in 100 feet of water. He's also
catching some vermilion snapper or B-liners and yel-
lowtail and mangrove snapper at the same depth using
shiners and cut bait. He's seeing bonita to 15 pounds
and plenty of Spanish mackerel to five pounds.
Capt. Matt Denham reports catching gag grouper
to 10 pounds as well as lane, yellowtail and mangrove
snapper to four pounds and amberjack to 20.
Capt. Rick Gross is installing a new motor and
will be back in action next week.
Capt. Tom Chaya said he caught permit, some
grouper and mackerel.
Capt. Glenn Corder said offshore fishing remains
good for grouper and snapper.
Dave Johnson at the Snead Island Crab House
said cobia were brought in and there were tales of large
catch-and-release snook landed.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said offshore
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Bill's son Greg continued his hitting streak when he
blasted a home run in the All-Star tournament at G.T.
Bray Park last week.
Capt. Mark Bradow said tarpon are still around
and if you want one you better get out there because
they're starting to thin out.
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Phone & Fax Mobile: (941) 920-3709
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Lifetime experience in local waters
Custom built Privateer
Fishing License. Ice. Bait & TackMe
Cortez Fishing Center
Waverunner Sea Doo
Serving the Island
for more than 10 years.
AMI certified mechanic,
3014 Ave. C #4
Hcimes Beach 'behind Citgo;
Open Wed-Sat at 0lam
On Capt. Mike's boat Magic, anglers landed 32-
inch reds, trout to 24 inches and flounder to 18 inches.
There's also some small sharks and mangrove snapper
to be had. Mike said his fishers landed a tarpon each of
six days out last week.
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* A A
Island property transactions
6500 Flotilla, Holmes Beach, 234 Westbay Point
& Moorings, a canalfront 1,240 sfla 2bed/2bath condo
built in 1979, was sold 3/2/99, Yacolino to Hammer &
Figley, for $153,000; list $159,500.
760 North Shore, Anna Maria, a ground-level
1,577/1,877 sf 2bed/2bath/lcp home built in 1970 and
e by tensively remodeled, was sold 3/2/99, Schotsch to
Luhn, for $285,000; list $299,900.
135 Crescent, Anna Maria, a ground-level 1,033/
1,659 sf 2bed/2bath/lcp home built in 1972 on a 120
by 90 by 122 by 141 lot, was sold 3/8/99, Seidler to
Staby, for $169,500; list $174,900.
2315 Avenue B, Bradenton Beach, a 1,186/1,380
sf 3bed/2bath home built in 1948 on a 50 by 100 lot,
was sold 3/11/99, Quinlan to Couture, for $148,600;
313 Poinsettia, Anna Maria, a canalfront elevated
1,698/4,598 sf 2bed/2bath/2car home built in 1991 on
a 75 by 104 lot, was sold 3/8/99, Lewis to Sims, for
$325,000; list $339,000
3705 East Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 205 Sunbow
Bay 3, a 1,146/1,247 sf 2bed/2bath/lcp condo built in
1980, was sold 3/10/99, Kollar to McMechan, for
$130,000; list $135,000.
405 41st St., Holmes Beach, a 100 by 100 lot, was
sold 3/10/99, Brewer to Perryman, for $37,500.
443 62nd St., Holmes Beach, Seaside Gardens, a
Tround-level attached 940/1,204 sf2bed/2bath/lcp
home built in 1966 on its own lot, was sold 3/8/99,
Geisler to Garbacz, for $83,000; list $86,900.
522 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, 6A Bayou, a
canalfront ground-level 822/882 sf 2bed/lbath/boat
slip #13 condo built in 1973, was sold 3/9/99,
Waterman to Brady, for $111,000; list $112,000.
5300 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 306 Martinique
North, a 1,057/1,169 sf 2bed/2bath condo built in 1971,
was sold 3/8/99, Connolly & Di by on to Stras, for
5608 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 206 Sun Plaza
West, a 1,092/1,268 sf 2bed/2bath condo built in 1981,
was sold 3/11/99, Shafer to Bivona, for $156,000.
610 Dundee, Holmes Beach, a ground-level
canalfront 1,967/2,129 sf 2bed/3bath/pool home built
in 1967 on a 95 by 115 lot, was sold 3/11/99, Lyle to
Clary, for $251,625; list $269,900.
611 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, 23 Imperial
House of Bradenton Beach A. a 698/738 sf Ibed/lbath
condo built in 1968, was sold 3/12/99, Collura to
Burns. for $63.000; list $65,000.
9902 Gulf Dr., Anna Maria, two lots measuring
145 by 50 each, were sold 3/11/99. Leach to Weld Inc..
104 Gulf Dr. S., Bradenton Beach. 201 Gulf View,
a Gulffront 2bed/2bath condo built in 1980. was sold
3/17/99, Hostetler to Zorn, for S239,000.
114 Gull, Anna Maria, a canalfront lot measuring
39 by 100 by 117 by 100, was sold 3/15/99, Galati
Marine Inc. to Michael, for $140,000.
114 Maple, Anna Maria, a 1,094/1,868 sf 2bed/
2bath/lcar home built in 1965 on a 50 by 100 lot, was
sold 3/16/99, Michaud to Ross, for $230,000; list
115 Eighth St. S,.Bradenton Beach, a bayfront
1,270/3,857 sf 2bed/2&1/2bath/2car/pool home built in
1930 on a 100 by 105 lot, was sold 3/16/99, Henwood
to Curd, for $449,500; list $449,500.
204 Crescent, Anna Maria, a 1,664/2,711 sf 4bed/
2bath/2car duplex built in 1971 on a 145 by 52 lot, was
sold 3/16/99, Moon to Aposporos, for $200,000.
216 85th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,235/2,309 sf 2bed/
2bath/lcar home built in 1969 on a 90 by 100 lot, was
sold 3/19/99, Liddicoat to McLaughlin, for $160,000;
2305 Avenue B, Bradenton Beach, a 1,308/1,588
sf 3bed/lbath home built in 1963 on a 50 by 100 lot,
was sold 3/17/99, O'Neill to Hamel, for $125,000; list
2318 Avenue C, Bradenton Beach, a 2,000/2,800
sf 4bed/2bath duplex built in 1972 on a 50 by 100 lot,
was sold 3/19/99, Di by to Clay, for $160,000; list
309 66th St., Holmes Beach, two attached homes of
1,536 sfla 2bed/2&l/2bath/2car each built in 1990 on
separate lots of 45 by 105 each, were sold 3/15 & 3/17/99,
Daubenspeck to Kramer and Eisenhauer to Dehaan, for
$159,000 and $158,000; one was listed at $164,900.
3106 Avenue F, Holmes Beach, a Gulffront 1,621/
1,847 sf 2bed/2bath/2car home built in 1946 on a 150
by 100 lot, was sold 3/18/99, Miller to Robinson, for
$695,000; list $795,000.
400 Bay Drive S., Bradenton Beach, a 1,013/1,678
sf triplx built in 1941 on a 102 by 25 bayfront lot, was
sold 3/17/99, Lohn to Watkins, for $195,000; list
614 Ambassador, Holmes Beach, a canalfront
2,040/2,991 sf 3bed/3bath/2car/pool home built in 1961
on a 141 by 100 lot, was sold 3/16/99, Edcyn Inc. to
Planck & Kallay, for $350,000; list $395,000.
721 Key Royale Dr., Holmes Beach, a bayfront
2.156/3,914 sf 2bed/2&1/2bath/2car home built in 1985
on a 100 by 100 lot, was sold 3/16/99, Becker to Leslie,
for $675,000; list $695,000.
94 N. Shore Dr., Anna Maria, a 52 by 145 lot,
was sold 3/16/99, Bracey to Williams, for $85,000;
123 Hammock Rd., Anna Maria, an elevated 1,288/
3.136 sf 3bed/2bath/2cp home built in 1981 on a 79 by
100 lot, was sold 3/25/99, Pritchard to Atkinson, for
$182,000; list $184,500.
2600 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 30 Anna Maria
Island Club, a Gulffront 1,188/1,392 sf 2bed/2bath
Sandcastle created to honor volunteers
The Sandcastle Builders sculpted a unique sandcastle at the Manatee County Public Beach in Holmes Beach
on the Fourth of July to honor Volunteers of America of Florida. Volunteers is a non-profit social agency
serving the mental health community of Manatee County. The sandcastle was created to raise awareness of
mental health issues and services needed in the area. To learn more of Volunteers of America, call Stacey E.
Johnson at 739-3906 or 727-8704.
has joined the Island
real estate company of
T. Dolly Young. She
has been a licensed
real estate salesperson
for 24 years, special- i
izing in commercial
and residential prop-
erties. She also offers ,
estate liquidation and .Grossman
interior design ser-
vices. She and husband Marvin owned Madison
Ltd. in Sarasota.
Top listing agents at Wedebrock Real Estate
Co. for June were Jeff Kenrick, Holmes Beach of-
fice; Jennifer Mayforth and Paul Glock, Cortez
Road office; Mike Migone and Tina Rudek,
Longboat Key office; Cathy Mendahl, Avenue of
the Flowers office; and Sandra LaBarre, commer-
cial division. Top selling agents were Barbara and
Don Penney, Holmes Beach office; Mayforth and
Glock, Cortez Road office; Rudek, Longboat of-
fice; Robert Walker, Avenue of the Flowers office;
and Jim Foster, commercial division.
condo built in 1984, was sold 3/24/99, Vail to Hendrix
for $235,000; list $239,900.
601 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, 203 Gulf
Watch, a 1,282/1,380 2bed/2bath condo built in 1986,
was sold 3/25/99, Lowe to Sherbeck, for $136,000.
104 Los Cedros, Anna Maria, a canalfront elevated
2,468/4,481 sf 4bed/3bath/3car/pool home built in
1995 on a 81 by 136 by 85 by 102 lot, was sold 3/30/
99, Steinberg to Langston, for $325,000; list $347,000.
108 Fifth St. S., Bradenton Beach, a 2bed/2bath 764/
764 sf home built in 1936 on a 50-by-98 lot, was sold 4/
2/99, Pettee to Sabin, for $145,000; list $159,000.
1105 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, a 2,304 sfla 1 bed/
Ibath/3car home built in 1978 on a 50-by-100 lot, was
sold 4/1/99, Kennedy to Bendersky & Krinberg, for
113 Third St. S., Bradenton Beach, a 440 sfla/880
sfur house built in 1940, was sold 3/31/99, Harter to
Michael, for $70.000.
1407 Gulf Dr. S., Bradenton Beach. 104 Coquina
Moorings, a 1,267/1,569 sf 3bed/2bath bayfront condo
built in 1982, was sold 4/2/99, Vesely to Van Ess Prop-
erty Corp. for $195,000.
203 29th St.. Holmes Beach, a 1,428 sfla/1,500 sfur
3bed/2bath home built in 1958 on a 50 by 100 lot, was
sold 3/29/99, Unger to Mills, for $137,000; list
210 82nd St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level 4,794/
4,848 sf 4bed/3bath duplex built in 1973 on a 90 by 90
lot, was sold 4/2/99, Johnson to Arado, for $220,000;
211 Willow, Anna Maria, a 72 by 102 canalfront
lot, was sold 4/2/99, Kamm to Moller, for $144,000;
3202 Si by th Ave.. Holmes Beach, a 1,450 sfla/
1.450 sfur 4bed/2bath duplex built in 1971 on a 50 by
100 lot, was sold 3/31/99, Slatten to Taylor & Denues,
325 Hardin, Anna Maria, an elevated canalfront
1,651 sfur / 3,277 sf 3bed/2bath/2cp/pool home built in
1989 on a 30 by 140 by 71 by 139 by 138 lot, was sold
4/2/99. Haves to Coates. for S330.000: list S349.000.
502 Bay Dr. S.. Bradenton Beach. a "bayviewv
2.217/2.710 2bed/2bath duplex built in 1936 on a 50 by
80 lot. was, sold 4/1/99. Teague to Conte. for c255.0)00:
6400 Flotilla. Holmcc Beach. 95 Wectbay Point &
Moorings. a bayfront 1.200 ifla 2bcd/2bath condo built
in 1977. was sold 3/29/99. Berberian to IUnsworth. for
5210.000: list 219.000.
6400 Flotilla. Holmes Beach. 23 Westbay Point &
Moorings. a 2bed/2bath 1.200 sfla condo built in 1977.
was sold 4/2/99, Hammond to Ladue, for 5157,000.
104 Pelican. Anna Maria, an elevated canalfront
1.925 sfla/4180 sfur 3bed/2bath/4car/pool home built
in 1978 on a 75 by 100 lot, was sold 4/6/99, Musial to
Overstreet. for S299,000; list S299,000.
Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real es-
tate broker, 778-1222, exclusively for The Islander
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BUILDERS HOME FURNITURE Displayed but never
used. Four-piece bedroom sets $259; sofa and love seat
$399; queen bed set $199; full $159; twin $129; futons
(sofa by day bed at night) frame and mattress $199;
daybed (white with brass finials) including two mattresses
and pop-up unit $285. Can deliver. Call 753-7118.
MACINTOSH POWERBOOK 520. Laptop model,
ready to use. 778-7978.
ANTIQUE REFRIGERATOR Frigidaire, works great!
24 by 52 inches, 22 inches deep. $95, 778-6234.
Specializing in ^
Anna Maria Island!
Call Dennis J. Hendrickson 778-5304
HOMES CONDOS RESORT
GOLF COURSE COMMUNITIES
800 211-2323 941 778-2246
RUNAWAY BAY RESORT
800 346-7340 941 778-0000
Hi! I'm Marianne
SFor any real estate needs,
I am ready and anxious
to serve you. Call me at
Mike Norman Realty
,Wetsy GsI, (Real ON&tae, -90
419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
(941) 778-2291 P O Box 2150
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294
IHPECCAELE LANDD REREAT
WfrH PAY WEw!
This bright, spacious and immaculately maintained
3BR/2BA Anna Maria showplace reflects pride of own-
ership throughout! Just some of the countless ameni-
ties include gorgeous hardwood floors, vaulted ceiling,
customized kitchen, lush, tropical landscaping watered
by automatic sprinkler system and two breezy bayside
decks! Convenient, friendly neighborhood near City
Pier. Affordably priced at only $229,900, including Pre-
ferred One Year Homeowner's Warranty!
"WIR SPRECHEN DEUTSCH"
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Associates After Hours: Barbara A. Sato...778-3509
Nancy Gullford...778-2158 Monica Reid..729-3333
Susanne Kasten ... 953-3584 Sherry Sasser ... 778-1820
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Visit our Web site http://www.betsyhillsrealestate.com
MACINTOSH PERFORM 6200 CD. 64 MB RAM,
1 GIG hard drive, 15-in. color monitor. OS 8.5, new
Zoom 56K modem. Loaded with software!
Pagemaker 6.0, Photoshop 3.0, Pagemill 3.0, Illus-
trator 5.5, Quark Xpress 3.32, MS Word 5.0, plus
more. $500. Mint condition. 748-6222.
PAIR OF SPEAKERS, acoustic responsive, still in
box. Paid $400, sell for $250. 779-0909.
OAK TABLE, four chairs $150; 1993 IBM Computer
$395; weights and weight bench $25. 778-1635.
GULF VIEW COMMERCIAL IN ANNA MARIA
10006 Gulf Drive
A two-story 4-unit Spanish style building with lots of design
options. 2,740 sq. ft., 2 full baths up, 2 half baths down. Up
currently office and custodial suite; down currently retail.
Parks nine. $340,000.
Doug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, FI 34216
Phone & Fax: (941)778-1222
ANNA MARIA'S BEST BUY!
This great elevated home in the heart of Anna Maria is
close to everything! 2BR/2BA and lots of storage down-
stairs. Nice family neighborhood in walking distance to
beaches, shopping, post office and Island Community
Center. Don't miss this one, priced at just $174,900.
Call Ken Jackson at 778-6986
Agnes Tooker 778-5287
or Dave Sork 726-1704
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drive PO Box q17 Anna Mana, FL 34216
Toll Free 800 306-9666
Fax # 778-7035
FRAN MXO- FAN MAON
13-INCH TV less than one year old. Purchased at
DeSears. Call Julie or Al, 792-4406 after 5pm.
OAK TWIN BED with mattress, matching dresser,
good condition. $250. Call 778-5611.
EXERCISE MACHINE, complete workout, video
tapes. Jenner Fit Power Trainer, like new. $125
GOLF CLUBS Great Big Bertha Titanium 3 and 5
woods. Graphite regular- flex shafts. $150 each,
less than half price. 778-3470.
Annual / Seasonal / Monthly / Weekly
Call for rates.
5910 Marina Dr Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call 941-778-0770 Toll Free 800 741-3772
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
2 CONDOS LISTED & SOLD IN 72 HOURS
WE NEED CONDO LISTINGS!
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.
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
Residential Commercial/Industrial Property Management Mortgage Loans Title Insurance Vacation Rentals
Carol S. Heinze
BRADENTON BEACH DUPLEX
2BR/1BA in each side. Only one
block to the beach. Duplex includes
a 50 by 100 foot lot that is also zoned
for a duplex. $299,900. IB36091
ISLAND DUPLEX $139,000 for this
concrete block 2BR/1BA and 1BRI
1BA duplex only one block to the
beach. Close to shopping and the
great walking beaches. Great to live
in or for investments. IB36517
FROM CONDOS TO COTTAGES.
WEEKLY OR LONGER.
CALL BOB LOHSE 778-0766
FOR A BROCHURE.
INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY! A few steps to BEACH or BAY. Triplex rare 2BR/2BA townhouse with two
2BR/1BA apartments. Garage, two carports, fireplace, lots of tile, immaculate condition. Impressive income
statements available. S265,000. Call Karen Lohse, Realtor. 751-1155. IB38872
JUST REDUCED TO $162,500 Spectacular views of the Intracoastal Waterway on one side and the Gulf
of Mexico on the other from this 2BR/2BA nicely furnished bayfront condo. Call Denise Langlois, Realtor.
Visit our exciting new comprehensive web site at
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LAWNMOWER BIG WHEEL. Used 10 times $100,
VERY NICE SOFA bed $90, sofa and loveseat
$125, TV or microwave cabinet $10, three round
stack tables $12, two table lamps $5, two 7-ft. pot-
ted palm trees $40. 778-6350.
ESTATE SALE entire house full of furnishings. Ev-
erything goes $350. 2601 Gulf Drive, Bradenton
Beach, Fourth Street, Lot 406. 778-0521.
BUNK BEDS, white tubular steel. Double on bottom,
single top. Mint condition. All accessories $200,778-1363.
ESTATE FURNITURE SALE teak bedroom set, six-
piece pine dining room set. Oak table and chairs,
Lexington love seat, cocktail table, oversized coach,
chair & ottoman, Hitachi 27-in. TV, Magnavox 27-in.
LORD'S WAREHOUSE THRIFT Shop. Open Satur-
days only, 9am to 1pm. Summer sales! 6140 Gulf of
Mexico Drive. 383-4738.
ROSER GUILD THRIFT SHOP Open Thursday,
9:30am-2pm, Saturdays 9-noon. Donations
Wednesday 9am to 11am. Sales racks closed Au-
gust. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
GARAGE SALE Saturday, July 17, 9am-1pm. Din-
ing table, chairs, couch, double bed, etagere,
household goods, books, clothing, shelves, miscel-
laneous. 403 72nd Street, Holmes Beach.
MOVING SALE Friday, July 16, 8:30am-Noon.
Everything goes. 516 75th Street, Holmes Beach.
GARAGE SALE rain or shine, Saturday, July 17,
7:30am. Furniture, appliances and more. Good stuff.
Sandy Pointe Condominiums. 3601 East Bay Drive
#112, Holmes Beach.
GARAGE SALE Saturday, July 17, 9am-4pm. New
CD stereo system, microwave oven, furniture, 100's
decorative items, household items and designer
clothes. 6601 Marina Drive, corner of Key Royale.
MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE sale, Saturday, July 17,
8am-noon. Lots and lots of stuff! Toys, baby items,
wicker and rattan furnishings, queen mattress set,
books, housewares, etc. 8307 and 8315 Marina Drive.
PREMIERCOM LONG DISTANCE phone service.
7.5 flat rate, Florida 7.1, 800 numbers same rates.
1974 VW CONVERTIBLE SUPER Beetle. Yellow/
black, new tires. Runs great, needs restoration
work. $3,900. 778-7045.
1995 CHRYSLER CONCORDE immaculate condi-
tion. 3.5-liter engine, antilock brakes, air bag, new
tires. $12,900. 778-3778.
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ... and everything
else in The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.
YACHT CLEANING by Carleen. Detailing, wax,
maintenance programs. 15-years experience. Island
resident. References available. 750-7337.
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
WET SLIPS AND Hi 'N' Dry storage available at
competitive rates in modern, full-service marina.
OFFSHORE CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Glenn
Corder aboard Deep South. Half and full day. For
information call 778-1203 or Mobile 713-5900.
BOAT TRAILER JACK swivel-mount with side
winder. Used with 18-ft. boat trailer $30. 748-6222.
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.,
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/1BA each
side. Dave Jones/Dick Maher 778-4800.
S148.500. MLS 38533
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. S132,500. MLS 38598
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. S174,900. Elizabeth
Andricks 778-4800. MLS 34463
CONVENIENT LOCATION. Contempo-
ra,. 3R 2.5BA, open plan with many
new fea:--es. Master bedroom and bath
on grou-d floor with 2BR1 BR on second
floor '. th balcony o-e king
greatroom. S185.000. Dick ,at.er Dave
Jones 778-4800. MLS 36165
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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.
HELP WANTED, HOUSEKEEPING, non smoker,
own transportation. Part/full-time, 778-9597.
CHILD CAREGIVER NEEDED. Loving and patient
adult needed for very active and energetic seven-
month old. Your home or mine. Excellent refer-
ences required. Now through December, part-time,
Wed.-Fri. $75 per week. Please call 778-6234.
RENTAL PROPERTY MANAGER for real estate of-
fice on Island. Real estate license required. Please
send resume to P.O. Box 814, Anna Maria, FL, 34216.
SUPERINTENDENT: quality home builder needs
strong superintendent. $750 weekly, plus signing
bonus. Send resume to Neal Custom Homes, 3711
Cortez Road West, or fax 756-3066.
CARPENTERS AND HELPERS needed. Must have
own transportation. Call Keith at Kesselring Con-
CASHIERS NEEDED full and part-time, flexible
hours, $7 per hour. Apply Circle K, 2513 Gulf Drive,
Bradenton Beach. 778-4310.
HOUSEKEEPER WANTED 15 to 25 hours per
week including weekends. Friendly upbeat working
atmosphere. Good starting pay. Call Milessa at 383-
2431, Longboat Key.
CLEANING SPECIALIST full and part-time. Day or
evening hours. Transportation required. Homes, of-
fices, seasonals. 761-8300.
HOUSE CLEANING TEAM honest, reliable, profes-
sional. Free estimates. Call Maureen, 778-5717.
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to
meet interesting people from around the world? Are
you interested in learning the history of Anna Maria
Island? Get involved with the Anna Maria Island His-
torical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE
NEED YOU! Call 778-0492.
OUTSTANDING DUPLEX NEAR GULF!
DUPLEX WITH GREAT GULF VIEWS! 100 FT. TO
CHOICE BEACH! Two turnkey units with
recent refurbishing. Offers 2BR/2BA and 2BR/
2BA plus den. Excellent rental history summer
and winter season. Asking $419,500.
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Library.
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: 778-7978.
BABYSITTING/PETSITTING Red Cross Infant/
Child CPR certified. Foster sisters for Humane So-
cieties. Call Abbi and Amanda for quality sitting.
NEED 14 TO 15 year old to help clean out yard pond.
Heavy lifting, good pay, call 383-1881 after 7pm.
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
MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, mulching,
trimming, clean-up, edgings, and more. Hard-work-
ing and responsible. Excellent references. Edward
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476.
*INCOME 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.
* RARE 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.
* 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
of Ana ariaInc
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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. Heating and air conditioning. Licensed,
insured. Free estimates 778-5003 or 726-1067.
HAVING A MAC ATTACK? Call for help with Mac or
PC. Training, internet, hardware selection and in-
stallation. Call Ed, 778-2553.
SILCOX CERAMIC TILE and carpet sales and ser-
vice. Have samples, small repairs, regrout. Guaran-
teed. 20 years experience. Call Randy 746-0671.
LICENSED COMPUTER SPECIALIST. Available
evening, weekend. For any computer needs, hardware,
software, network, commercial, private. Call 778-8473.
STEVE ALLEN FLOORING. Carpet, vinyl, ceramic tile,
wood laminate, supplied and installed. Unbeatable
prices on all your flooring needs, mobile showroom.
Licensed and insured. 383-5381, pager 506-3297.
LICENSED HAIRSTYLIST available Monday and
some evenings for cuts, perms, colors, etc. I will
come to you! Call Lin, 752-1165.
FORGET THE DOGGIE downers. If your pet is
lonely, I'll visit them. Call Robin, 778-8241.
NO CONTRACTS, NO sales pitch, just private ball-
room dance instruction. Call Robin, 778-8241.
Teaching since 1977.
MOTHER/DAUGHTER CLEANING honest, reliable.
Many Island references. $15 per hour, two-hour
minimum. Please beep, 215-5956.
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.
ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING removes un-
sightly black mildew, salt and dirt from house exte-
riors, windows, roofs, gutters, driveways and decks.
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, clean-
ups. 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
FREE SNOW REMOVAL Shell, dirt, mulch or stone
delivered and spread for a small fee. Yard clean-up.
Dump truck for hire. Free estimates. Call Dave
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If
it's broken, we can fix it. Free estimates..Senior dis-
count. Call 778-2581.
PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and in-
stallation. Come in and choose from our huge selec-
tion of plants, shrubs and trees. Everything Under
the Sun Garden Centre. 5704 Marina Drive, Holmes
CODY'S CARPET & upholstery cleaning. Dry foam
shampoo and steam cleaned. Living room/dining
room $34.95. Free deodorizing. 794-1278.
WALK TO BEACH
Beautifully updated 3BR/
2BA home. Very spacious
greatroom plan with ex- -
quisite use of hardwood
and ceramic tile flooring
throughout the home. Kitchen and baths have been redone
to reflect today's designer touches. Landscaped and fenced
for serene privacy and utmost beauty. Ground-level bonus
room and three-car parking too! Incomparably lovely and im-
maculately maintained. $209,000.
Residential Sales/Rental Division Licensed Real Estate Broker
11R-esidential Sales/Rental Division 0 Licensed Real Estate Broker
CASTNETTER APARTMENTS directly across from Public THE VIEWS LOOKING SOUTH towards Sarasota are breath-
Beach. Overlooks the Gulf of Mexico. Consists of four build- taking. Elegant homes in guarded community on Sarasota
ings, NW building offers owner's unit, rental unit and office Bay. Enjoy the security, solitude and beauty of Tidy Island. Ex-
and two-car garage. All other buildings offer two units cellent value. Townhouses priced from $225,000. Bob and
$1,500,000. Don Lewis 746-3200. CM31317 Penny Hall 749-5981. C34359
GLORIOUS CANAL VIEW. Boat dock
with hoists, pool, large garage with work-
shop. Two-story, screened porches, cir-
cular drive. $185,500. Sandy Harmon
DOCKABLE WATERFRONT, deep wa-
ter with access to the Gulf. Upgraded tile,
cabinets. Bath with whirlpool tub.
Screened porch. S209,900. Colette
Gerrish 794-1024. R36171
EXCLUSIVE WATERFRONT COMMU-
NITY. Homesite on bay with private slip
n orotected boat cas:" G.d access to
:ie Gui' an !tracas:a:. S2C5.933
Sandy C-aCada 7- -335 - Katy-
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THREE ACRES more or less of bayfront
property. Exceptional luxury homesite on
Palma Sola Bay. $229,900. Sandy
Drapala 794-3354 or Kathy Marcinko
Available properties by the
week or by the month from
Anna Maria Island to Venice.
Call one of our rental and
(941) 951-6668 or (800) 881-2222
WESTSIDE HOME on quiet cul-de-sac. Im-
maculate 4BR, beautiful seventeen inh tie in
living area and new carpet throughout. Large
bedrooms and closets. Exceptional buy.
$157,900. Sandy Drapala 794-3354 or Kathy
Marcinko 792-9122. R38888
CONVENIENCE AND SPACE. Ease your
lifestyle in this 3BPJ2B pool with over 2,200
sq.ft. Terrific location at end of cul-de-sac on
large lot. S185,000. Toni King 794-5534.
MAGNIFICENT HOME 48R with office, game
room and craft room. Open pan. right oa cabi-
Set. ^ ae vau.*uted certkg nej d cvVsPa.
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Lawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
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5608 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach 778-0818 Behind the Auto Service Center
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Mobile Detailing: Autos Boats RVs
Exterior and Interior Services Availablel 778-1924
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Residential, Office & Specialty Services
Honest & Dependable Gift Certificates Available
Call us for plumbing, too.
LA BCLUal3LT 778-0773
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LIC #CACO 56298 LIC #RF0047797
Our mobile detail service
comes to you!
Most Cars: S95*
*Wash, buff, wax, shampoo interior. Under
carriage, tires and rims all treated and
protected. Plus, engine pressure cleaning.
$95 for small to mid-size cars. By
appointment, at your home or office. Your
car doesn't have to be driven anywhere! Let
us protect and preserve your investment.
THE AREA'S #1 MOBILE DETAILER
All cars/trucks personally serviced by Damon
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/
exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island refer-
ences. Dan or Bill 795-5100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. State licensed and insured. Many Is-
land references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vi-
nyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. Thirty-three year Island resident. Call Jim
Bickal at 778-1730.
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction. Free
estimates, no overtime charges. (FL#RF0038118)
778-3924 or 778-4461.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodeling,
repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens, baths. Free
estimates. Lic#RC0045125, #RG0058589, #PE0020374.
Insured. Call 720-0794.
CARL V. JOHNSON, JR. Building Contractor. New homes,
renovations, additions. Free estimates and design service.
Quality workmanship. Lic#RR0066450. Call 795-1947.
TILE, TILE, TILE. Ceramic tile supply and installa-
tion. Quality workmanship, floors and walls. Fully in-
sured, 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.
TOM'S PAINTING/DRYWALL insured, free esti-
mate. 25 years experience. 727-9421.
BAYFRONT COTTAGE WITH DOCK. Turnkey fur-
nished, beautiful view, covered parking. No pets.
$350/week or $700/month. 794-5980.
PETS WELCOME. 2BR/2BA, lovely furnished home
on canal, with dock and fenced yard, in Coral
Shores. Available now, by the week or month. Re-
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/1 BA. Annual, $900 per month plus
assurity security. Available now. 792-2779.
GORGEOUS TERRA CEIA BAY new condominium.
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!
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-
ANNUALS, ANNUALS, ANNUALS. 205 75th St., 2BR/
1 BA, $650 per month; 305 Spring Ave., 2BR/1BA, $900
per month. Call Betsy Hills Real Estate 778-2291.
ANNUAL DUPLEX Holmes Beach, ground level, 2BR/
1 BA, lanai, unfurnished, steps to beach. S700 per month
plus security, includes water, no pets. 778-7665.
STUDIO APARTMENT with separate entrance,
VACATION RENTALS 2BR apartments across form
beautiful beach S350 per week. Summer dates still
available. Almost Beach Apartments 778-2374.
ANNUAL RENTALS: efficiency 2814 Avenue C,
$375 month; 1 BR Gulffront, 503 Gulf Drive S., $595
month; 2BR/1.5 BA, 408 A 71st St., $800 month;
2BR/2BA, 3202 6th Ave., $700 month. Call Fran
Maxon Real Estate 778-2307 for further information.
1BR DUPLEX 2110 Avenue B. $500 per month plus
ANNUAL 3BR/1 BA DUPLEX apartment at 3204 6th
Avenue. Very close to Gulf beaches and shopping.
$650 month plus utilities. Call Carol Saulnier at
Green Real Estate 778-0455.
ANNUAL NEARLY NEW 3BR/2BA house with Gulf
view, corner 65th Street. Available August 1. Shown
by appointment only. $1,600 month plus utilities.
Call Carol Saulnier at Green Real Estate 778-0455.
BRADENTON BEACH ANNUAL 2BR/2BA elevated
duplex, unfurnished, remodeled. Storage, washer/
dryer hookups. $700 per month, $700 security in-
cludes water. 2415 Avenue C, 778-6387.
LARGE LOVELY 1BR Holmes Beach Duplex. Tile
floors, washer/dryer, water, garbage included. Avail-
able July 15. $650 plus deposit. 778-2547.
GULFFRONT SUPERB VIEW 90 feet to Gulf.
Unique 3BR/2BA. Prefer three to six months, not
required. $3,300 to $3,900 month, 778-0990.
ANNUAL SPACIOUS 3BR/2.5BA with very large
deck and garage. Dishwasher, washer/dryer
hookup. $975 month. 778-6074.
LARGE 1BR/1BA one block to beach, monthly or
annual, 9-ft. oak ceilings, washer/dryer, dishwasher.
Cute, cozy, must see. $675 includes water, lawn
maintenance, pest control. Call 778-8470.
ANNUAL 2BR/1 BA ground-level with garage. 210 54th
Street, Holmes Beach. R&B Management, 751-2790.
GULF VIEW STUDIO furnished washer/dryer patio
$500 month lease. Gulf view 2BR/1BA, washer/
dryer, patio. 106 31st Street, Holmes Beach. $750
month lease. 941-293-6131.
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ANNUAL RENTAL 2nd floor apartments. 2BR/1BA
in Bayou Condominiums. Unfurnished, great loca-
tion. No pets, no children under 16. First, last and
security. $700 month and $650 month plus electric.
Anna Maria Realty, Inc., 778-2259.
ANNUAL RENTAL 1BR/1BA apartment in Holmes
Beach. $535 per month plus security deposit. Hori-
zon Realty, 778-0426.
RENTAL LARGE 1 BR/1 BA nicely furnished, all utili-
ties. Quiet, covered parking, deck, patio with foun-
tain. Walk to beach. Seasonal rates, 778-7045.
HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL 2BR/1BA, unfurnished,
steps to beach. $640 per month plus security. 778-2658.
APARTMENT FOR RENT, Anna Maria. One block
from Gulf. $495 month, annual includes utilities.
778-0422 or 778-0404. Available now.
ELEVATED DUPLEX annual 3BR/2BA, washer/dryer
hookup, new carpet, screened front porch, rear deck,
2.5-car enclosed garage. Convenient Holmes Beach
location. $1,250 per month, 761-8821.
LARGE DUPLEX 2000 sq. ft. with garage in Sunny
Shores. Quiet, close to everything, beaches. Avail-
able June 1, $625 per month. 795-4432.
HISTORIC HOME CORTEZ Village. 4BR/2BA,
trees, large lot, boat dock one block away. Sea-
sonal, available October. 778-1086.
ANNUAL 3-4BR/2.5BA BAYFRONT home, central
air, dishwasher, washer, deep-water dock in
Bradenton Beach. Long-term possible. $1,300
month. 779-1188, 888-695-8749.
SNOWBIRD SANCTUARY: charming and peaceful
ground floor Island apartment, near beach. February-
April, turnkey $1,000 month. 778-2864 evenings.
PARK PLACE COTTAGE: perfect retreat from the
ice and snow. 1BR/1BA, covered patio, turnkey,
washer/dryer, walk to beach. Available winter
$1,400 per month. 761-8300 evenings.
TRULY A NICE IDEA! Winter in Holmes Beach in
1BR/1BA villa, west of Gulf Drive, quiet, clean,
lovely furnishings. Available January, March, April
for $1,600 per month or weekly through December.
GULFFRONT LOT, dead-end street, one of a kind!
There are no more like this. $399,000, 778-4523 or
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.
KEY WEST STYLE 2BR/1BA, elevated, cathedral
ceilings, 300 feet to beach. Lush tropical landscap-
ing, 2807 Gulf Drive, $164,900. 778-0507.
BARK & COMPANY REALTY buyer's broker.
Buyers represented. Steven M. Bark, Broker. 383-
1717 or 720-3200.
BAYFRONT ESTATE $725,000. Four units lo-
cated directly on bay/intracoastal steps to Gulf
beaches. Cathedral ceilings, fireplace, wood
floors, Jacuzzi and boat docks. Great for investor
or family estate! 3BR/2BA house, 2BR/2BA house
and two 1 BR apartments. Call Deborah Thrasher
or John Hines, Wedebrock Real Estate Company
383-5543 or 778-3395 eves.
CANALFRONT HOME with panoramic view of
Skyway lights and bay/intracoastal, 2BR/2BA and
potential 1BR apartment with Spanish tile floors,
cathedral ceilings, cedar closets, oversized two-
car garage with sauna, boat dock, davits,
screened enclosed lanais, A/C, refrigerator, new
dryer 1998. $284,900. Call Deborah Thrasher,
Wedebrock Real Estate Company 383-5543 or
ANNA MARIA CITY. View Bimini Bay from
canalfront home. Custom 3BR/2BA, cheerful spa-
cious greatroom layout. Dumbwaiter to kitchen,
many extras, Garden atrium entry with inside
staircase. Cozy lanai and pool, dock, boat lift,
oversized two-car garage. $549,000. Broker par-
ticipation tour www.annamaria.net/1. For ap-
SEASIDE=STYLE VILLAGE on Longboat Key.
Steps to white sand beach. Casual coastal living.
27 homes from $42.5,000. Call Conrad Beach, The
Folsom Group 387-9595 .
RUNAWAY BAY 1BR/1BA great location. Nicely
furnished, beach access, nice view, pool, tennis,
clubhouse, second floor, on-site management,
BUILDER'S CLOSEOUT NEW 2BR/2BA luxury
condominiums. Concrete and block construction.
Pool, elevator, balconies, garage, beach
access,.Gulf and bay views. $310,000 up. Open
11am-4pm daily, call owner, 778-0396, or see
BY OWNER Holmes Beach duplex, 1BR/1BA and
2BR/2BA. Walk to beach. Beautifully landscaped
double lot, privacy fencing, patio with fountain.
JUST COMPLETED NEW 3BR/2BA home one
block from beach. Tile floors, Berber carpet. 2901
Gulf Drive. $218,500. 778-2316.
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
$179,900. Hurry will sell quickly! 761-9259.
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BY OWNER very nice Holmes Beach duplex on
double lot. Plenty of room for additions, pool, etc.
100 yards to beautiful beach. Great rental in-
come! Will consider lease option. $199,000.
PERICO BAY CLUB villa. Just listed, 2BR/2BA,
one-car garage, large glassed lanai and sundeck
overlooking pond and fountain. Only $139,900.
Call Marilyn Trevethan, 778-6066.
2BR/2BA CONDOMINIUM with loft on Sarasota
Bay near Coquina Beach. Boat dock on deep-
water canal plus panoramic Gulf and bay views.
Enjoy Island living or use as rental property.
Small complex with very low maintenance fee,
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Island home. Eat-in kitchen, quality remodeling,
split bedroom, screened lanai on private street
end. No planning to move here right away? No
problem. Owner will lease back into year 2000!
Sandy Greiner, Wagner Realty 727-0700.
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NEW LISTING! 2BR/1BA, rare find on Anna
Maria Island. Eat-in kitchen, one-car ga-
rage, on a nice lot. Don't wait to make offer.
Harold Small 778-2245. $149,000.
ISLAND DUPLEX Excellent Holmes Beach
location and short walk to prime beach.
2BR/1BA each side with central heat and
air. Drive by 207 76th Street. $175,000. Call
Dave Moynihan 778-2246/778-7976 eves.
RUNAWAY BAY Rare ground level, 2BR/2BA
end unit. Great lagoon location with southern
exposure. On-site rental management with dub-
house, tennis, heated pool, shuffle board and
bocci ball. Offered at $139,500. Call Jerry
Martinek 778-2246/778-2975 eves. #38599
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.
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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. More than
6,000 sq. ft. under roof. $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.
2BR/2BA oLD ___ und pool,
two-car :rlepace. $159,900.
SUNBOW BAY TOWNHOUSE
3BR/3BA Elegance! Mexican tile, den, water
view and boat dock. Carport, tennis, two
2BR/1.5BA Seaside Beach House condo. Fur-
nished, end-unit, heated pool, beautiful beach
and view. $239,900.
6407 Gulf Dr. 2BR/IBA $700
727 Jacaranda -3BR/2BA $1,800
2104 Ave. B IBR/IBA $600
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6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
60 North Shore Dr ........ $689,000
520 58th Street..... ...... $619,000
407 20th Place ............. $529,000
525 68th Street .................. $339,900
703 South Bay Blvd ............ $319,900
726 Key Royale Dr.............. $649,000
613 Ivanhoe La............. $675,000
624 Hampshire Lane.......... $329,500
AND ISLAND CONDOS:
6700 Gulf Dr .............. $339,000
Mariners Cove ................... $234,500
254 Gladiolus................ $335,000
208 75th St ................ $299,000
203 76th St .................. $219,900
6805 Holmes Blvd......... $199,900
2409 Avenue A (lot) ...... $199,000
705 North Shore (vacant lot) .. $152,500
MULTI FAMILY PROPERTIES:
2302 Gulf Dr ...............
101 25th St ................... $549,000
2219 Gulf Dr ................ $375,000
203 76th St .................. $219.900
276 Sherwood Drive ............. $69,900
1769 Vamo Drive.......... $299,000
304 Pine Ave ................ $224,000
310 Pine Ave ................ $299,900
5704 Marina Drive ........ $479,000
Mari Trehan Call for details!
Walk to the beach from your new home built on this
large lot in Anna Maria City! 75 by 140 feet with seawall,
no bridges with direct bay access. Build your dream
home here! Just listed at $149,000.
Call Ken Jackson at 778-6986
Agnes Tooker 778-5287
or Dave Sork 726-1704
(SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drive P Box 717 Anna Maria, FL 34216
Toll Free 800 306-9666
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ELEVATED VILLA. Bright and airy 3BR/2BA half
duplex with great room, vaulted ceilings, Berber car-
pet and Mexican tile. Parking for 4-5 cars under build-
ing. Central to everything. $159,900. Dial the
Duncans! Judy 778-1589 or Darcie 779-2290 eves.
HIBISCUS HIDEAWAY Live in a tropical paradise in
this cozy new subdivision. Eight units to be built
within 1 1/2 blocks to the beach. Villa style 3BR/2BA,
three breezy porches, two-car garage, light open floor
plan. Pre-construction choice of colors and extra op-
tions. Starting at $220,000. Dial the Duncans! Judy
778-1589 or Darcie 779-2290.
CAPETOWN VILLAGE. Stunning two-story 3BR/
2.5BA home on a nicely treed lot. Features include
ceramic tile throughout the first floor, family room,
screened porch, deck, two-car garage. Can be pur-
chased turnkey furnished. $169,900. Call Zee
Catanese 794-8991 eves.
CANALFRONT. 3BR/3BA home on deep-water canal
with no bridges to Intracoastal. In-ground pool with
cage and paver decking, two car garage, Mexican tile
floors, Florida room. $259,000. Call Marion Ragni
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach. FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
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SMUGGLER'S LANDING Better than new 3BR/
2BA luxury condo with 40 ft. dock and deck for
serious deep- water sailors! $256,000. Shelia
Kidd 778-2261. MLS#37354
SANNA MARIA DUPLEX Great income opportu-
nity! Short walk to the beach. Annual tenants in
place. $239,000. Piroska Kallay 778-2261.
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SANDY POINTE bayfront complex. 2BR/2BA
overlooks pool and nature preserve. Short walk
to beach. S110.000. Bobye Chasey 778-2261.
TERRACES AT TARA First floor turnkey end unit
overlooks fifth hole and sixth tee. 2BR/2BA. Covered
parking, golf membership included. $94,900 Noreen
Roberts 778-2261. MLS#37105
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SMUGGLER'S LANDING Fabulous 3BR with 40
ft. dock on deep canal. New "Cook" kitchen,
2,000 sq.ft. of luxury abounds here! $263,500.
Rose Schnoerr 778-2261. MLS#38237
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LAKESIDE SOUTH super location and price for this
3BR/2BA home. Low maintenance fee includes pool,
tennis, lawn care, cable TV and clubhouse. $74,900.
Gary Larison 778-2261. MLS#38123
Bradeaton Beach 1BR/1 BA duplex. Water included. $550.
Perico Bay Club 2/2/1 villa, deck overlooks estuary.
W/S/C included, gated community, heated pool, tennis.
Tidy Island 2/2/2 condo, great view, fireplace, extra
storage. W/S/C included. S1.600
SEASONAL CONDO & HOMES
Call Missy Laps at 778-9611
Toll Free 1.877.651-0123
Nancy Fase Chery' Ann Shcutz Laura VGera-y Nee Rcteis She -a K<:
Indianapolis. IN Bradenton. FL Bu2ffa. NY C'eveland. OH Mid.e o,. OH
COUNTRY ATMOSPHERE yet close-in! 4-5BR
family home on quiet cul-de-sac in Bayou Estate,
Palmetto. $98,900. Jan Schmidt or Jinny Sutton
MINI RANCH ON THREE ACRES 4BR/2BA with
new everything! Pool. hot-tub, manicured grounds.
barn, fencing. Terrific value. S180,000. Doug
newcomer or Nancy Fasel 778-2261 M LS#38407
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