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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Uniform Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Creator: Islander
Publisher: Bonner Joy
Creation Date: July 21, 1999

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

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FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE


Beach Avenue

parking meeting

Tuesday
Anna Maria resident Kathy Granstad has collected
200 signatures from people opposed to Mayor Chuck
Shumard's closing of Beach Street to parking.
She plans to submit the petition to the Anna Maria
City Commission 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, and ask
that the mayor's decision be rescinded.
Beach Street and all the other street-end accesses
to the beach are fully or partially closed to parking.
Recently commissioners voted unanimously to close
Gladiolus Street to parking, formerly the closest street to
the Bean Point beach access with public street parking.
Granstad says she needs citizen involvement in or-
der to have beach parking returned to residents. Join
Granstad at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive
N., Anna Maria. For more information, call Granstad
at 778-4136.


Bradenton


Beach budget


vastly pared
By Paul Roat
The budget ax has fallen with a vengeance in
Bradenton Beach.
City commissioners were still working on the
1999-00 budget at presstime, and will decide a tenta-
tive tax rate Friday, but it appears that a modest 1.6
percent increase in property taxes or less will be
presented to residents during formal public hearings in
September.
That figure is drastically lower than what at one
point was a 34 percent property tax rate increase for
next year.
As of Tuesday morning, commissioners were pro-
posing a village rate for fiscal year 1999-00 of 2.5925,
up from the current rate of 2.5508. A mill is $1 for
every $1,000 of assessed value of property, less any
applicable exemptions.
For a Bradenton Beach home with a value of
$125,000, the property tax rate next year will cause
residents to pay $259 in city taxes, up $4 from this year.
Commissioners have received word that some rev-
enue projections, specifically gas tax income to the city,
have increased. They also agreed to cut some spending for
a proposed recycling program and winnowed out some
excesses in several department budgets.
"I've got neighbors willing to hang me," City
Commissioner Gail Cole said regarding the high prop-
erty tax rate. Commissioners were scheduled to set the
tentative tax rate last Thursday with the plan to have
more budget meetings to trim the spending plan
through August.


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Tax rate same in Holmes Beach


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
The good news is that the millage won't in-
crease and the city has not relied on infrastructure
tax dollars for operating funds, City Treasurer
Rick Ashley told Holmes Beach city commis-
sioners at a meeting.
"I give you credit for the way the city handled
its infrastructure tax money, setting most of it aside
and saving it for dedicated projects like this build-


State law requires cities and counties to set a ten-
tative tax rate by July 31. That rate may be lowered, but
not raised. Taxpayers receive a Truth In Millage notice
in the mail in August which lists the proposed property
tax rate and all public hearings on all proposed budgets
- city, county and school board.


ing and the Key Royale Bridge," Ashley said. "By
not relying on it every year to do a lot of things, los-
ing it really hasn't impacted us that much."
Ashley presented the 1999-00 budget with a pro-
posed millage rate of 2.25, the same as in 1998-99. He
noted that the total budget, $4,027,249, is a drop of
more than $2 million from last year's budget due to the
loss of the infrastructure sales tax money.
PLEASE SEE BUDGET, NEXT PAGE


It's a jungle
out there
Children "break in" the
new, elaborate jungle
gym at Bayfront Park in
Anna Maria. Manatee
County Parks and
Recreation replaced old,
worn equipment with a
combination climber/
slide/play unit. From top
to bottom, Selena
Martinez, her brother
Joseph, Ariel Martinez,
Ashley Bass and Marie
Gilileo. All came to the
Island for a one-day
special outing from
Wauchula. Islander
Photo: Edna Tiemann.


The proposed budget of S1.834 million for
Bradenton Beach will not be finalized until Sept. 23.
Further fine tuning of the city budget will continue
Friday at 9 a.m., with the tentative millage rate expected
to be set during a special meeting beginning at 11 a.m.


Commission votes on office terms,

election dates Aug. 27


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
After adding the mayor's office to a proposed or-
dinance to change terms of office from two to four
years. Holmes Beach city commissioners said they wiill
proceed to vote on the ordinance Aug. 27.
If approved by commissioners, the ordinance must
also be approved by voters at a general election before
taking effect. Commissioners plan to have the ordi-
nance on the ballot for the March 14. 2i:'. election.
In addition, commissioners directed the city attor-
ney to draft an ordinance changing the date of city elec-
tions from the first Tuesday in March to the first Tues-


day in November.
Commissioner Rick Bohnenberger said he re-
quested the change in order to save the city money and
reduce the number of election signs in the city. He also
noted that it might increase voter turnout.
"This past year we had to bear the entire expense
of the election because there .were no other issues on
:he ballot." Bohnenberger explained. "There : ill al-
,.ays be issues on the ballot in November."
Commissioner Sand, Haas-Martens noted that
commissioners are members of many groups, such as

PLEASE SEE TERMS, NEXT PAGE


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THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND


JULY 21, 1999






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Budget
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1


For the city's taxpayers, it means a resident with a
home valued at $100,000 and a homestead exemption
of $25,000 would pay $168.75 to the city in property
taxes.

Mayor, commission budget
This department budget shows a reduction of
$72,750 from the current fiscal year due to a reduction
in the contingency fund from $74,500 to $10,000 and
a reduction from $40,000 to $28,750 in contributions
the city makes to non-profit, community organizations.
Ashley pointed out that when commissioners
amended the budget in May for the current fiscal year,
they set aside money for specific projects such as the
ball field and sidewalk repair.
"If those projects don't get finished, the funds that
were dedicated this year will end up increasing your
cash carry over next year," Ashley explained. "As we
get closer to the end of the fiscal year and see what still
needs to be done, we may want to increase the budget
and carry money over to complete those projects, but
it won't affect your millage rate."
Ashley said he moved contributions from the gen-
eral government budget and added a $3,000 line item
for the city's 50th anniversary celebration in 2000.
The mayor's recommendations for contributions
are as follows with the 1998-99 budgeted amount and
the 1999-00 organization request in parentheses.
Anna Maria Island Community Center -
$22,000 ($22,000 budgeted, $25,000 requested) and
endowment trust fund $1,000 ($1,000, $1,000).
Mote Marine $500 ($500, $500).
Anna Maria Island Historical Society $500
($500, $1,000).
Friends of the Island Library $500 ($500,
$1,000).
START (red tide research) $2,500 ($5,000,
$5,000).
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Visi-
tors' Center $500 ($500, $1,200).
Keep Manatee Beautiful $500 ($500, $1,000).
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch $750


($1,500, $1,500).
Anna Maria Island Art League $500 ($0,
$2,500).

General government budget
General government showed a dramatic drop in
funding from $1,058455.10 to $363,999, due to
completion of city hall and the purchase of furnishings.

Police department budget
The police budget showed an increase from
$1,029,743 to $1,090,767, or $61,024. The increase is
due to requests for two vehicles, three laptop comput-
ers and two 800-MHz radios. The budget also includes
$10,000 in revenue from Manatee County for patrol-
ling Manatee County Public Beach.
Mayor Carol Whitmore noted that the
department's vehicle rotation was extended from two
to three years last year, which is why two vehicles are
needed this year.

Public works budget
The public works budget showed a drop from
$1,091,240 to $971,255, or $994,115 due to lower costs
for insurance, roads and drainage, beautification, infra-
structure and capital improvements line items.
The Parks and Beautification Advisory Board
asked for a budget of $20,000. They plan to spend
funds for bus stop improvements, $2,000; business
awards, $500; bike-lane beautification, $8,000; city
hall park irrigation, $3,000; city welcome signs,
$2,000; adopt-a-spot irrigation, $4,000; and plant pur-
chases, $1,000.
The request for $20,000 is in addition to $38,000


Terms
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
the Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning Orga-
nization and the ManaSota League of Cities, that
work on a calendar year.
"It's hard for any of us to take a chairmanship or
an office in one of those groups because we're al-
ways out of sync with them," Haas-Martens noted.


in the beautification fund allocated for the Gateway to
Holmes Beach. This project will beautify the area from
the Anna Maria Island Bridge to the traffic light at
Manatee Avenue and East Bay Drive.
The public works department budget also includes
the following list of major project/maintenance items:
National Pollution Discharge Elimination System
(required by the federal government), $5,000.
General engineering $5,000.
Paving Harbor Lane and 39th Street $90,000
Resurfacing roads $60,000.
Repairing sidewalks $40,000.
Maintaining seawall caps $10,000.
Repairing canal-end pipes $7,500.
Repairing and maintaining drainage pipes that
cross roads $17,500.
Flushing drainage pipes $4,000.
Repairing and maintaining grates $700.
Repairing catch basins $5,000.
Purchasing sod/fertilizer $2,000.
Removing exotic trees $6,000.
Funding the city's portion of'the Grassy Point
project $5,000.
Refurbishing bunkers $20,000.
Replacing a tractor $45,000.
The overall budget includes a proposal to pay off
the $1,216,593 debt service on city hall ($1,161,449
principle and $55,144 interest), $22,000 in mitigation
grant funds from Manatee County, $40,000 in grant
funds from the Hagen Trust and $255,372 for dredging
Bimini Bay and replacing channel markers.
Commissioners said they plan to set the mileage
rate at the Aug. 27 meeting and go directly to public
hearings in September. No further budget work ses-
sions are planned.

Bohnenberger said the change of election dates
would also require a charter amendment.
"The provision of the charter that needs to be
amended is the same as the one we already have pro-
posed changing for the terms of office," City Attor-
ney Patricia Petruff pointed out. "It could lead to
some confusion for voters. I recommend that we do
them separately on the ballot."
Commissioners agreed.


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Holmes Beach signs are on drawing board


A picture is worth a thousand words.
That was the position of Holmes Beach city offi-
cials recently about signs for city entries and the police
department.
City Commission Chairman Roger Lutz told fel-
low commissioners that the city's beautification advi-


sory board wants to purchase three signs for the city's
entrances. The cost will be approximately $3,000 for
three wood laser-cut signs.
Mayor Carol Whitmore asked to see a drawing of
the design before commissioners approve the signs.
Lutz said he will bring several choices and commis-


1.


Bradenton Beach entrance improvements approved
Visitors and residents to Bradenton Beach should soon receive a kinder, gentler welcome through new
landscaping and signage. The Gulf side of Cortez Road at Gulf Drive will be the focus of $5,625 worth of
plantings with the words "Welcome Bradenton Beach FL." City Commissioner Berneitta Kays has been
spearheading the project, which will include sabal palms, wooden posts, understory plantings and an
irrigation system. There will also be posts to facilitate banners to promote Island events. The design was
created by Emily Anne Smith, with the architectural firm of Eatman & Smith.


sioners can make a selection.
Whitmore said she's received complaints from
residents about the lack of signage for the police de-
partment. There's nothing on the city hall sign or on the
building to indicate it's there, she said. She suggested
that lettering identifying the police department be
added to the city hall sign.
Police Chief Jay Romine said he spoke to a sign
painter who said the lettering would not be seen if it
was added to the sign under the city hall identification.
He suggested a separate sign be added atop the city hall
sign.
Again, commissioners asked to see a sketch before
approving the sign.



Anna Maria City
7/26, 7:30 p.m., Planning and Zoning Board
7/27, 7:30 p.m., Commission meeting
Anna Maria City Hall, 1005 Gulf Drive,
778-0781.

Bradenton Beach
7/22, 1:30 p.m., Commission work session on
Time Warner contract
7/23, 9 a.m., Commission work session on budget
7/23, 11 a.m., Commission meeting
to set millage rate
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
7/22, 7 p.m., Planning Commission
7/27, 7 p.m., Commission meeting followed by
work session
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

Of interest
7/26, 9:30 a.m., Mepropolitan Planning Organiza-
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Anna Maria pier lease ready for negotiation


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria's city fishing pier lease is close to
being landed.
A final draft is being presented this week to restau-
rant operator John Home for approval.
The City of Anna Maria currently receives $28.500
in annual rent from Home, but a new agreement will
require a base rent of $60,000 per year or 6 percent of
gross sales annually, whichever is greater.
The current lease is with Phillip R. Seay and: W.
Benjamin Seay, Seay Brothers Properties, and expires
Sept. 30.
It was first entered into in October 1987 with West
Florida Seafood Inc., which operated the former Fast
Eddie's restaurant. In January 1993, the Seay brothers
were assigned the lease.
The 12-year lease will expire on Sept. 30 and will
be replaced with a new lease. Careful consideration of
its contents have been provided by Anna Maria city
commissioners and City Attorney Bob Hendrickson.
"Legalese" contained in the draft is more defined
than in the present lease, specifically the provisions
dealing with maintenance responsibility, transfer of the
lease and protection from lawsuits, all of which were
given special attention due to past problems.
Approximately 20 people attended a special meet-
ing to discuss the pier lease, which involved a thorough
hashing-over of what Hendrickson deemed important
points the city should consider before entering into a
new lease with the current tenant.
Because the city is entering into a new lease with
Anna Maria Oyster Bar Inc., Hendrickson recom-
mended the city require the corporation to disclose all
of its current shareholders and the number of shares
held by each shareholder.
Hendrickson also recommended the new lease be
personally guaranteed by the Seay brothers and all
other shareholders of Anna Maria Oyster Bar Inc. "to
assure performance."
As it is now, the Seay brothers are personally respon-
sible for the tenant's obligations, but under the new lease
only the corporation will be responsible, he said.


At the first round-table discussion, Commissioner
Doug Wolfe, who was absent from Thursday's meet-
ing, questioned whether the corporation for the pier
lease was still a valid entity because the corporation
and its officers have changed.
Mayor Chuck Shumard said he checked the issue
with Hendrickson, who determined there was nothing
to indicate the lease had been assigned.


Included in the new lease is an expansion on as-
signment and subletting, which requires the tenant to
be actively involved in the operation of the business.
The lease restricts the transfer of ownership of more
than 50 percent of stock issued by Anna Maria Oyster Bar
Inc. and the issuance of additional stock which would re-

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from the Center's summer camp and others from the community in attendance. The performance also included
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LEASE, FROM PAGE 4
suit in the transfer of a controlling interest.
Hendrickson said these provisions were included in
order to avoid the problem created when Phil and Ben
Seay assumed the current lease from West Florida Sea-
food Inc. in 1993.
Most of Hendrickson's points were agreed to by
the commission with only minor changes noted.
One item not agreed upon is the term of the lease.
It is for five years with no provision for renewal.
Originally the commission proposed a five-year
term with two five-year renewal options to be renego-
tiated.
Hendrickson said he eliminated renewal options
and did not include a joint option to renew because it's
not in the city's best interest to negotiate a renewal on
unspecified terms.
Following instruction from the commission,
Hendrickson said he would rewrite the provision to
reflect a renewal option.
After the commission belabored the contents of the
lease, Home spoke up.
Horne said, "There are several things we'd like to
negotiate once we're allowed to. The options are cru-
cial to us, we need something more solid than saying
we'll sit down and talk about it again in five years."
In a letter from the Seays and Home in January to
the city, they proposed to nearly double their pier rent
from $28,500 to $48,000 annually when the present
lease expires in September.
They also proposed an initial five-year lease with
three options to renew for five-year terms with the
same rental terms and conditions.
Restaurant entrepreneurs Ted Nicoloudis and
Harry Nikias wanted to place their proposal on the table
at the start of discussions.
Shumard said the current lease gives the tenant first
right to renewal before the city opens up the process to
public bid, but he could send the city a proposal in a


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sealed bid.
Nicoloudis asked if the arrangement with the cur-
rent tenant was in the best interest of the city and
Shumard said it was.
In a telephone conversation, Nikias said he and his
partner would renovate the restaurant with their own
funds and also pursue purchasing property across from
the city pier on North Bay Boulevard at Pine Avenue.
They currently own Dutch Valley restaurant in
Sarasota and have been operating the business for 20
years, Nikias said.
Ralph Russell, owner of Rotten Ralph's restaurant,
submitted the only proposal to date. The Jan. 13 pro-
posal offers $78,000 per year rent for one five-year
term and three five-year renewable options at the same
terms.
The responsibility for maintenance of the pier is
divided in the proposed lease with Anna Maria Oyster
Bar Inc. All exterior maintenance becomes the city's
responsibility and the interior of the restaurant, bait
shop and rest rooms will be the responsibility of the
lessee. Presently the tenant is responsible for maintain-
ing the pier structure and facilities.
But the city has spent money to maintain the pier.
Last year it repaired the men's bathroom at a cost to


Loading for Kosovo
Filling a truck with supplies for
Kosovo refugees are three Island
Baptist Church young folks, Jer and
Jan Daws, sons of Pastor William E.
"Billy" Daws, and Melissa Arnold.
They collected 250 pounds of help
for the refugees, to be distributed by
missionaries there. The collection,
sponsored by Joy-FN Christian
radio station of Sarasota, was sent
overseas from nine WalMart stores.


taxpayers of $1,800. City officials also spent money on
structural repairs and lighting.
While it's been suggested by critics of the lease
negotiations that the city's maintenance expenses
should be recouped before entering into a new lease,
Commissioner Max Znika said he never gave the idea
any thought.
Vice Mayor Robert McElheny said, "I think the
slate should be wiped clean. The city didn't do its part
when it discontinued pier inspections and the tenant
didn't do his part maintaining the pier. I think it should
have been handled better, but if anyone is more to
blame, it's the city."
He further stated he does not approve the decision
to make pier maintenance a city expense.
A provision dealing with protection from future
lawsuits was also expanded.
The city and present lessees are being sued by
Alfred Haines, who was seriously injured in a fall he
took on the pier in December 1996.
Hendrickson said the tenant's insurance company
refused to indemnify the city.
A future meeting will be held between the city and
the lessee. If negotiations prove unsuccessful, the lease
will be open to public bid.


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City pier lease, round 2
It's all a mystery to us. Perhaps if we were privy to
backroom meetings, we could understand, but does any-
one (willing to speak on the record) know why the city is
negotiating renewal of its current lease with Phil and Ben
Seay (as individuals) by considering a new lease with John
Home's corporation, Anna Maria Oyster Bar Inc.?
The city says the present tenant has first right of re-
newal according to the lease terms and we would agree -
if the city were renewing the existing lease, which it is not.
We could agree to a lease renewal if the city were
negotiating with the present individual tenants, which it is
not.
The city will now hear Home's side of the negotia-
tions, but not likely at public meetings.
Doesn't anyone remember how this all came about?
Fast Eddie's owner Ed Porter skipped town during
Christmas 1992. Silent partners Phil and Ben Seay stepped
up to reopen the restaurant as the Anchorage, assuming the
liquor license and the property and none of Porter's West
Florida Seafood debts.
The Seay brothers were allowed to assume the city
pier lease as co-signers with Porter on the original 1987
agreement.
Along comes Anthony DeFeo in February 1996 to
purchase the Anchorage and immediately takes over op-
eration of the restaurant and the pier, presumably on a
contract basis. Manager John Home is sent to run Sarasota
businesses at the Quay, also under contract to DeFeo.
In the shuffle, DeFeo mounts a debt at the pier, pock-
ets revenue and disappears as a federal warrant for fraud
is issued against him.
Home returns to run the pier, drives DeFeo's leased
Jaguar convertible for a year he says as a gift for per-
severance from federal investigators on the hunt for
DeFeo.
Shortly after, in July 1996, Seay's Anchorage prop-
erty was foreclosed for $3.5 million debt.
Home said then the Seays had washed their hands of
Florida, turned the pier over to hinrf- another reward? -
and he was considering changing the name to Homie's.
Perseverance has paid off for Home, but you can see
why we question the involvement of the Seay brothers in
the current negotiations.
They're not here. They're not involved in the opera-
tion of the pier restaurant and we're not going along with
pretenses to the contrary.
We maintain that Phil Seay is a shill in Home's cor-
poration (as was Home in DeFeo's corporation) and the
pier lease negotiations should be opened to public bid.
The taxpayers deserve honest negotiations from their
city commission and Home should be more forthright in
seeking the lease on his merits as a restaurant operator and
a competitive bid.
As the politicos say, "Let's put the hay down where
the goats can get at it."


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allow me to continue my studies at Manatee Commu-
nity College. This scholarship offers a wonderful op-
portunity to assist students' education. I'm very grate-
ful to All Island Denominations for their generosity.
Monica Johnson, Anna Maria

Great parade; greater one
coming Dec. 4
It was great to see so many people lining the route
for the Fourth of July parade on Anna Maria Island.
The parade, staged by the Privateers for many years, in
my estimation attracted the most onlookers ever. A
great time was had by all and thanks to the Privateers
for organizing the fun event.
Be sure to mark Dec. 4 on your calendar for the
Grand Millennium Procession. This should the largest
parade the Island has ever seen. All organizations on
the Island are encouraged to build floats and make the
parade the longest and most spectacular ever.
Churches, schools, clubs and merchants are urged to
join the gigantic Islandwide millennium for an event
that will go down in the history books.
For more parade information, please call Jason
Cimino at 779-0143.
Carolvne Nonrood, Anna Maria Island Historical
Society administrator

Salaries shock former mayor
After reading the opinion column in the June 30 issue,
I must say I could hardly believe the salaries being paid
to both the Anna Maria city clerk and the part-time assis-
tant. S29.000 per year and 512 an hour. respectively.
My how thing hae changed since I earned S250
a month as an Anna Maria Cit, Commi sinner in 199`-
94. and S500 a month as mayor in 1995. For 56.000 a
year, I worked full time, attended numerous meeting-
on hie iiand and ir hn coun;cL, set the. agenda or: -afo
sessions and regular meetings and used mr own car
with no car allowance. I was also on call day and night
to answer residents complaints and any emergencies
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what the taxpayer's got for their money.
I strongly suggest, as a former resident of Anna
Maria, the city adopt a step plan such as Holmes Beach
has done to avoid the kind of poor publicity the city is
getting and so the residents are not paying more for
personnel than necessary.
I currently work full time as a receptionist for
Southtrust Bank in Palmetto, completing my second year
in August in this position. My salary is far less that $12
an hour and my duties are a lot more numerous than sim-
ply answering the phone for the 10 employees here.
I just had to get this off my chest and suggest that
citizens attend budget meetings and other city meet-
ings, no matter how painful they may be, if they want
to be heard and listened to.
My best to you and all my friends on "Paradise
Island."
Dottie McChesney, former Anna Maria mayor

Abusing beaches with trash
Every evening since Memorial Day I have walked
from Cortez Beach through Coquina Beach to the in-
let. While walking I pick up bags of plastic and
Styrofoam cups and containers.
People ignore clearly marked "hot/cool only" bins
while dumping piles of burned charcoal several feet
away or, possibly, lighting their fires on the ground.
Some picnic tables have been burned through their
tops, apparently the result of fires being set on them.
Cigarette butts are everywhere, including in piles
where car ashtrays have been emptied.
This trash is not brought here from out-of-state
tourists. The license plates of most cars belonging to
people using the park indicate that they are from Mana-
tee County.
Is seems that the more the public is given, i.e.. free
par:in pier,, tabie .. o,/;.ers and restroomr s. the more
abusive the public behaves.
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THOSE WE THE AYS
Part 8, A Soldier's Story
by June Alder


The Western Front as it was in the spring of 1918 when the Germans nearly
reached Paris.


CAREY'S CHICKENS


While greenhorn Yanks were still
dallying behind the lines south of Paris,
the German high command launched
what they intended to be a knockout
blow against the weary British forces in
the north.
At 4:40 the morning of March 21,
1918, German guns opened up, 6,000 of
them, along a 50-mile front. High explo-
sive and poison gas shells belched from
cannon and mortars steadily for six
hours. The crack of rifles, the rat-a-tat-
tat of machine guns, the roar of planes
dueling overhead the din was deafen-
ing.
A heavy fog got heavier by the mo-
ment with smoke and fumes. Through
the murk the storm troopers came on,
hideous in their goggled gas masks.
Tommies clambered out of their
trenches to grapple hand-to-hand with
these strange creatures. Bayonets
flashed, grenades exploded and flame-
throwers seared flesh. There were grunts
and cries of anguish as modern technol-
ogy did its duty. But mostly men died
without a word.
When night came the Germans had
dug in over most of the battle zone. Next
morning they rushed on into open coun-
tryside past Saint-Quentin. Their ad-
vance on March 23 accomplished what
Gen. Erich Ludendorff intended, driving
a wedge between the British and French
armies. On March 24 the Germans
crossed the Somme River and looked
toward Paris.
By March 25, 45,000 British and


German storm troops ready to attack
in the offensive of March 1918.


French soldiers had been taken pris-
oner. In the two-week battle the British
would suffer 165,500 casualties, the
French 77,000.
It was a catastrophe for the Allies.
But it did one good thing made the
Allied generals cease their squabbling
and pull together. On March 26 they
chose an able French soldier, Marshal
Ferdinand Foch, as commander-in-
chief.
Now "Black Jack" Pershing had
someone to deal with he respected. He
sent to Foch's aid the American First
'and Second Divisions (including Ma-
rines who later became the heroes of
Belleau Wood) and the Sixth Engineers
- Anna Marian Clair Jones's regi-
ment.
Because the Americans lacked
combat experience, the French leaders
decided to keep them behind the lines
until needed as replacements. But when
the Germans grabbed the town of
Montdidier, only 32 miles from Paris,
and then headed for the beautiful
Somme River city of Amiens who
did they call?
Why, those hayseed Americans led
by an American, Gen. George G.S.
Carey.
The Yanks stopped the Germans
cold. They saved Paris and, as it turned
out, turned the tide toward victory.
So that is how Private First Class
Clair Jones of Anna Maria Key and his
buddies got to be among the first
American troops to see action in
France.
The song was no longer "The
Yanks are coming!" But "Lafayette, we
are here!"
Two months later British Fourth
Army Gen. Sir Henry Rawlinson re-
viewed the men of the American Sixth
Engineers at Amiens. Will Austin,
Clair Jones's fellow engineer, noted the
occasion briefly in his diary:
"June 7th. Our regiment assembled
for the first time since leaving Wash-
ington barracks. General Rawlinson
decorated the men and also the colonel
of the regiment. A citation was given
the regiment and a banner. It was for
action on the Somme when we fought
in the defensive under General Carey.
They called us 'Carey's Chickens.'"

Next: 'The bombs
never stop falling'


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A wealth of discovery at Leffis Key


Our country celebrated its 230th birthday with bald
eagles being taken off the endangered species lists.
This celebratory footnote is due to the efforts of envi-
ronmentalists nationwide.
Locally, Leffis Key on Coquina Beach is one such
example of a community having the insight to protect
its natural resources.
The key is home to many wading birds including
snowy egrets, great white herons, little blue herons and
ibis. It was made into a nature park in 1991 after it was
discovered portions of the mangrove shoreline were
eroding. The restoration of the mangrove shoreline,
which once fringed much of Sarasota Bay, is part of a
larger program executed in part by the Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental Protection.
The nature park was the site of Science Camp for
summer campers from Anna Maria Island Community
Center. Campers were given the opportunity to observe
nature and be educated in marine and environmental
science and conservation.
Robert Treminie, founder of Science Camp, led the
campers on a scavenger hunt of sorts. Children sepa-
rated into groups and set out to explore 10 stations.
Equipped with a map detailing the stations, camp-
ers set out to learn more about the environment.
Among the observations and experiments they


Cooking featured for
Cancer society's bachelors
A "mini-event" for the American Cancer Society's
Bachelor Ball and Auction will take place Friday, July 23,
at Southgate Plaza in Sarasota. The event, "Ready-Set-
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area. The party begins at 7 p.m. and tickets are $10, avail-
able at the door. Music will follow the cooking.
Anna Maria firefighter Tom Owens is one of the
Cancer Society's bachelors this year.
The grand finale of the society's efforts will take
place July 31 with the Bachelor Ball and Auction, to be
held beginning at 6 p.m. at the Hyatt Hotel, Sarasota.
For more information, call 365-2858.


One with nature
Anna Maria Island Community Center summer campers are, kneeling, Nick Smith and, sitting, Ethan Struber;
standing, from left, are Sean Pittman, Nathan Landerholm and Michael Haley Wallen, all of whom observed
nature during afield trip to Leffis Key.
conducted, campers used binoculars to spot the many While on the overlook viewing the water and man-
species of birds that inhabit the key. They counted the groves that line the shore, campers observed those
many different trees and plants they could see in one things that are part of the environment and counted
spot and observed fish and other marine life. those things that don't belong litter and trash.
After learning that tide and temperature are an A week long Science Camp is scheduled from 8
important part of the health of seagrasses, they re- a.m. to 3 p.m. July 26-30 with hours available for ex-
corded the tide level and temperature of the water, tended care. It will be held in the same location on
Campers also learned Leffis Key is the highest Coquina Beach. Boys and girls ages 6 to 12 are eligible.
point on Anna Maria Island. They looked around and The cost is $200 with a 10 percent discount for two or
discerned man's impact on the environment and more children from the same family.
counted those things which have an impact on the For more information, contact Treminie at 778-
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Holmes Beach to keep donated sculptures


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Despite one commissioner's attempt to scuttle a
donation of sculptures to the city, Holmes Beach city
commissioners held firm last week on accepting the
art works.
"When the donation of the sculptures was pre-
sented to us at our last meeting, I assumed it had the
approval of the beautification committee," Commis-
sioner Don Maloney said. I don't believe they are part
of the character of the city and I don't believe we
should put those things around the current city hall."
Artist Linda Howard. who recently moved from
Key Royale in the city, donated two large and two
'mall aluminum sculptures to the city.


Her sculptures can be seen at libraries, parks, uni-
versities and art museums throughout the United States.
Her large pieces commonly sell for $20,000 to
$100,000.
At a recent meeting commissioners discussed plac-
ing one of the large sculptures, which is 24 feet long,
8 1/2 feet tall and 12 feet wide, in the swale near the
location of the former city hall.
They discussed placing the second sculpture, which
is about half that size, in the traffic island at Key Royale,
Marina and Palm drives, a location Howard requested.
Maloney said he has concerns about the cost of
maintaining the sculptures, their appearance and where
the city will place them.
"I'm very disturbed by this," Mayor Carol


Get ready here comes the millennium


This year is tick, tick, ticking away. Millennium
memories can be made by attending some upcoming
Island celebrations.
All of Pine Avenue in Anna Maria will be closed
to vehicular traffic from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday,
Oct. 23, for "Flavors of the Island." Area restaurants
and art and craft vendors will line the avenue.
In addition to adult entertainment featuring bands
and a beer garden, there will be amusement rides and
cotton candy for the kids. Folks will be afforded an
opportunity to take their frustration out on elected of-
'iials by sinking them in a dunking booth. Personal
watercraft and parasail rentals will be offered.
An Islandwide parade promises to "out do any pre-
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Maria City Pier will complete the celebration.
Jason Cimino, chairman of the Island's Celebra-
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Whitmore stressed. "You made a decision and now all
of a sudden you've changed your mind."
Chairman Roger Lutz explained that Howard was
moving and he had to act before the commission or the
beautification board were slated to meet.
"I thought it was a very good opportunity for the
city," Lutz said. "I explained to Linda that you might
not like them and might say no. I said if that happened,
I would pay the expenses and take the sculptures. There
is no risk to the city."
Lutz said the city can display the sculptures to see
how they look and if the commission changes its mind
three months from now, his deal still stands.
"I think it's great that Howard ofl'ered them to the
city for free and all we have to do is clean them up,"
Commissioner Sandy Haas-Martens said. "With all the
different art shows we have in the field. I think it's fan-
tastic to have them out there."
Whitmore asked for remarks from residents and
members of the art community.
"It's beautiful," said Mercedes Thornburg, a
founder of the Anna Maria Island Artists Guild. She
recommended the city "accept it with grace."
Resident Jane Early said, "We're so lucky. She is
respected throughout the country. Her name is in art
history books. You'd be fools not to accept it."
Haas-Martens said she feels the commission's June
29 vote to accept the sculptures stands.
"I think they will look great and if they don't,
we'll take them down and Roger will buy them."
Whitmore said.


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Treasure hunt for kids
The Anna Maria Island Historical Society will
have a Treasure Hunt at Anna Maria Elementary
School on Saturday, July 24, on the school grounds.
Children can hunt for exciting treasures from 10
to 11 a.m. and then again from 1 to 2 p.m. There will
be music, a variety of foods and games from 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m.
The treasure hunt is part of Celebration 2000 ac-
tivities this weekend at the school, located at 4700
Gulf Drive N., Holmes Beach.

'For the Birds' artists
at work
Anna Maria Island artists will begin showing spe-
cially decorated bird houses in the window of Island
Gallery West as part of a fund-raising project. "Be-
fore" houses are there now, but the afterss" will come
in awhile.
"For the Birds" is a special community project for
which members of the gallery will decorate hand-built
bird houses which will be auctioned in November by
the Manatee Art League to benefit Habitat for Human-
ity.
The program is open to non-member artists, who
may obtain information and pick up an undecorated
bird house at the gallery, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach.
Also in the gallery now are original works of art
by local and regional artists in a variety of media.
Summer hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through
Saturday. Details are available at 778-6648.


Turtle manners
for people outlined
Disturbed by the increasing incidence of people
interfering with nesting sea turtles, Mote Marine
Laboratory has drawn up suggestions for people man-
ners on turtle-hatching beaches.
Mostly, it's leave them alone.
"Whether it be for the excitement of seeing a turtle
nest or trying to help a turtle," said Mote's turtle-pro-
gram manager Jerris Foote, "many people are harm-
ing the threatened loggerhead sea turtle. Human inter-
ference can disorient the animals, possibly leading to
their death."
She said people who find a nest disturbed or un-
marked with stakes and orange or yellow tape should
notify Mote at 388-4331 or Anna Maria Island's
Turtle Watch chief Suzi Fox, at 778-5638.
Further, she advised, "If you come across a
mother building a nest and laying eggs, stay back and
do not disturb her. Leave your flashlight and cameras
at home. Don't try to help. Be quiet."
She reminded beach users that federal fines for inter-
fering with turtle nests go as high as $50,000 for each
offense, and state penalties go up to $500 fine for each
nest and $100 for each egg disturbed, plus jail time.

Longboater named to
Ringling School board
Robert O. Barkley Jr. has been elected to the board
of trustees for the Ringling School of Art and Design.
The Longboat Key resident worked in accounting
and insurance, then was active in consulting to de-
velop compensation plans for executives, traveling as
a speaker before insurance and estate planning groups.
A native of Sault St. Marie, Mich.. Barkley has
been involved in musical groups and theatrical pro-
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David Mo\nihan of the Anna Maria Island office
and Anne Miller of the Cortez office were tops in both
listing and sales at their respective locations in June
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'Aid' for summer campers
The members of All Island Denominations (AID)
believe in kids and healthy activities. The Island-
church organization made a recent donation of
$2,000 toward scholarships for children attending
summer camp at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center. AID Treasurer Paul Swanberg, right, and
President Bob Meylan present the funds to Center
Executive Director Pierrette Kelly and some of the
campers. Islander Photo: Courtesy of Cynthia Finn

Horseshoe winners
Winners in the July 14 horseshoe games were John
Bennett and Bill Starrett, both of Anna Maria. Runners-
up were George Landraitis of Cortez and Ron Pepka of
Anna Maria.
Winners in the July 17 games were Chris
McNamara of Holmes Beach and Starrett. Runners-up
were Herb Ditzel and George McKay, both of Anna
Maria.
The weekly contests get under way every Wednes-
day and Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria City Hall
Park, 10005 Gulf Drive. There are no membership fees
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In Anna Maria, where's the board?


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
It must be the long, lazy dog days of summer, even
for Anna Maria politics.
Items on the city's July 14 agenda were insuffer-
ably dull, but residents armed with the enormous re-
sponsibility of making sure the city runs smoothly
saved the day.
Resident Jim Conoly asked about the status of the
Code Enforcement Board. He wanted to know why the
board wasn't seated.
Mayor Chuck Shumard said the city passed an or-
dinance establishing the board and he made appoint-
ments, but the city attorney hasn't been able to meet
with board members to instruct them on how to pro-
ceed with their duties.
Shumard commented that the city attorney is kept
busy these days with other matters.
The code enforcement ordinance revises an older
one that wasn't effective in dealing with routine viola-
tions. The commission unanimously approved the en-
abling ordinance at a March 23 meeting and the mayor,
along with the consensus of the commission, appointed
a board in April. Passage has been delayed since the
former board became defunct early last year.
Members of the unseated code enforcement
board are Luann Collins, John Micheals, Norton
Ness, Jim Callahan, Rob Vogel. Max Powers and
Maynard Pinkham.
While Georgia Van Cleave's "all for grants." she
questioned the city's fiscal sense concerning the $1.75
million property it plans to acquire for a park. "Free
money can be costly to residents," she said.
By proceeding with the grant, the city would forgo
present and future property tax revenue, she said.
The city applied for the grant without making its
intent known to the public. At a June 8 commission
meeting, Shumard announced the city has applied for
a grant through the "Florida Forever" program.
Florida Forever is an extension of Preservation


2000, which has $3 billion available to purchase pub-
lic land and limit over-development in Florida.
Public Works Director Phil Charnock said the
$1,829,500 grant is for 3.8 acres of land located be-
tween Magnolia and Loquat.
Shumard responded to Van Cleave by saying that
just because the city applied for the grant doesn't
mean it has to take it.

In other news:
Shumard said he met with Manatee County
Sheriffs Col. Ken Pearson to negotiate the city's police
contract. The original proposal for public safety for next
fiscal year was $375,628, which amounted to a 14 per-
cent increase over the current year and included the
addition of a seventh patrol officer.
Shumard said a seventh officer would not be added.
Following negotiations, the sheriffs office submitted an
adjusted proposal for an increase of 2 percent, up
$332,318 from the current year's $323,749.
Sheriff's Sgt. Jim Tillner gave a breakdown of
June's activity report. Exactly the same amount of
traffic citations, 80, were handed out in June as were
the previous month. Deputies were also more lenient
on lawbreakers, issuing 25 percent more warnings.
SPlanning and Zoning Board Chairman Tom
Turner brought the commission up to speed on
changes the board is proposing to the city's dock or-
dinance. Turner said two-thirds of variances brought
before the board are dock related. He claims the cur-
rent ordinance pertaining to docks is too restrictive.
Generally people with a mangrove shoreline are
more restricted on the width of a dock than individu-
als who have seawalls. Owners with seawalls can
build a dock five feet off the face of it, while prop-
erty owners with mangroves must construct a dock
15 feet from the mean high water line and a maxi-
mum of 150 square feet of dock.
Board members proposed allowing owners up to
500 square feet of dock.


Board files lien on Palm Drive site


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
The Holmes Beach Code Enforcement Board re-
corded its first property lien on July 3.
The board filed a lien on property owned by C.J.
Stafford at 6812 and 6814 Palm Drive. In January the
board found Stafford guilty of unpermitted construction
at the duplex unit at 6812 Palm Drive and fined him $250.
As of the board's June 25 meeting, the fine was not paid.
In April, the city commission empowered the board
to place liens. Procedures to file a lien were included in the
city's code, but it was previously unclear which entity
should file the lien.
Stafford's case first came before the board in Novem-
ber when Code Enforcement Officer Walter Wunderlich
explained that a water leak damaged both units of the
duplex and Stafford began repairs as well as other con-
struction work.
Wunderlich said he told Stafford he must have a per-
mit for the work, which included knocking out a wall and
replacing a floor, tile and carpeting. When Stafford picked
up the permit application, he was advised that he must also
have a licensed contractor do the work.
Wunderlich explained that a resident owner can do the
work himself but Stafford is leasing the property. When
renovating rental property an owner must hire a licensed
contractor for certain types of work, such as structural.
electrical and plumbing.
Work continued but Stafford did not file the permit
application and Wunderlich posted a stop work order.
Work was then completed on one of the units and other
work continued all in violation of the order.
When it was determined Stafford was not properly
notified of the hearing before traveling to his home in
England. City Attorney Jim Dye said the board could not
take action. The board agreed to notify Stafford that the
case would be heard in January.
In January Wunderlich said he saw Stafford's vehicle
and sent him a second certified letter to appear at an up-
coming board meeting. The letter came back unclaimed.
Wunderlich said he then called Stafford and asked him to
pick up the paperwork. which he did.
Wunderlich said he susequently served Stafford with
the notice of the board meeting, but Stafford had again
returned to England.


At the April meeting board members agreed to take
action against Stafford if he hadn't paid the fine in 90
days. They also asked City Attorney Jim Dye to write
Stafford concerning issues raised by Stafford in corre-
spondence with the city and inform him of the possibil-
ity of a lien.
In May Dye wrote Stafford and explained, "The
interest the city has in enforcement of its building codes
is in the protection of the public and protection of prop-
erty and that the city is not interested in hounding you
as stated in your April 17 letter."
Adhering to the city's construction codes is espe-
cially important on a barrier island because it is in a vul-
nerable location and subject to tropical storms and hur-
ricanes, Dye noted.
Dye said Stafford's correspondence implies that he
is still seeking a hearing before the board. However. Dye
pointed out that the hearing was held and the fine as-
sessed and that "future activities in your case will be in
seeing that the fine is collected and that the violation is
corrected.
"The board generally does not have the authority to
re-open the case once the decision has been made and
the time for filing an appeal has run out, which in your
case it has."


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Anna Maria Island
Community Center
Summer Camp Calendar
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Monday, 7/26/99
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between media, art and recreational activities.


Counselors in

training
Teenagers will hear it soon enough.
Parents exasperated by incessant requests for
money will say to their budding angels, "Get a job."
A Teen Summer Job Program is in place at Anna
Maria Island Community Center to take some of the pres-
sure off parents and to provide teens with essential job
skills.
The program's accent stresses attitude above all else.
Teens can't use the excuse "It's not my job," because a
program handout states, "Exhibit enthusiasm and positive
energy toward children, staff and the Center."
Pierrette Kelly, director, said the aim of the pro-
gram is for teens to become positive mentors and role
models to their younger peers. The teens are called
"counselors in training."
Monica Johnson, 17, works in the office fulltime.
Kelly likes what she sees in Johnson, in that she is
an efficient and consciousness employee. Johnson
won't have any trouble obtaining three character letter
references required by the Center.
The program is designed to mirror the outside work
force. Teens who worked at the Center in previous
summers weren't paid. Now those 14 and older are paid
wages, while those younger than 14 receive scholar-
ships, Kelly said.
Program teens, 35 in all, went on interviews and
were given tips on how to sell themselves to an em-
ployer and present themselves in an interview.
There are 80 children, ages 5 through 12, in sum-
mer camp and 24 Counselors in Training.
While punctuality is an important virtue, not every-
one is made to punch a job clock. Kelly said the pro-
gram lost two new recruits who were fired after arriv-
ing late for work more than once.
Stephanie Breslin, a third-grade teacher at Oneco
Elementary, is spending her summer vacation working


Teens in the summer work program at Anna Maria
Island Community Center assist teachers and
counselors with kids. From left are 13-year-old Billy
Malfese, Bobby Gibbons and Tara Villars.
at the Center. Her assistant is 13-year-old Tara Villars,
who is working for the first time.
Villars works only a couple of hours per day. She
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"I like it. It's fun," she said.
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
July 9, theft of a 50-foot garden hose, 100 S.
Bay Blvd., Anna Maria Oyster Bar.
July 10, alcohol violation times three, Beach
Avenue beach.
July 9, petty theft of a bicycle, 100 S. Bay
Blvd., Anna Maria City Pier. According to the re-
port, the complainant called the Holmes Beach Po,-
lice Department and reported her son was riding a
bicycle that did not belong to him. She said he left
it in the 3300 block of Gulf Drive. The officer lo-
cated the bicycle, which was the one reported stolen
in Anna Maria. The deputy took custody of the bi-
cycle and obtained suspect information.
July 13, lost property a cellular phone val-
ued at $150, at Chilson on the bayou.

Bradenton Beach
July 9, information, Coquina Beach. The vic-
tims were tandem parasailing when the tether line
broke and they blew into a tree, said the report. The
parasail got entangled in tree limbs and the victims
were dangling from the parasail, attached by their
harness. The officer drove under the tree, climbed
onto the roof of his patrol vehicle and cut the harness
holding the victims. The victims were treated by
EMS.
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Holmes Beach
July 9, suspicious, 300 block of 61st Street.
The complainant reported juveniles were throwing
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July 10, marine, 30th Street beach. The officer
observed a personal watercraft being launched from
the beach and advised the owner to remove it.
July 10, marine, 75th Street beach. The officer
observed a personal watercraft parked on the beach
and advised the owner of the laws.
July 10, lost property a cellular phone, un-
known location.
July 10, suspicious, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee
County Public Beach. The officer on patrol observed
a dog tied to a vehicle at the beach. The officer noted
that the dog had no shelter or water. The officer ad-
vised the owner that dogs are not allowed at the
beach and further advised him that if the dog was to
be left outside he must give it shelter and water.
July 10, suspicious, 200 block of 72nd Street.
The complainant reported the suspect threatened to
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July 13, suspicious, 400 block of Bay Palms.
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July 14, suspicious, 500 block of 56th Street.
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Woman lands 50-inch snook at Annie's Bait & Tackle


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Inge Cooper could barely lift the whale of a snook she
dubbed Moby Dick.
When it came time to take the last picture left on a roll
of film, Cooper struggled to bring the fish into the frame.
"I'm in pretty good shape and I couldn't get his tail
off the ground," Cooper said. "I used a dead sardine on a
circular hook. He must have been hungry."
Cooper must have been excited.
She had her pole with 50-pound test line strapped to
a piling with a bungee cord. The fish struck, peeling off
line so fast Cooper was unable to free her rod until the fish
slowed.
For 20 minutes Cooper dashed back and forth on sea
walls and docks trying to keep the monster from wrapping
around the numerous pilings at Annie's.
As the fish tired, Carl Singer and Bill Adams readied
their nets. Singer's daughter and son-in-law own Annie's
and Adams is first mate on the fishing/tour boat Cortez
Lady.
Singer said the fish was in excess of 40 pounds,
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girth was incredible. I showed it to a number of charter
captains and they say they've never seen a snook that big.
Capt. Zack on the Dee-Jay II said it was an amazing fish."
Cooper landed the snook June 6, just six days after
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Cooper released the fish after the picture was taken on
the last frame of film in her camera.
"It was floating after we released it, but someone
came by on a Jet-ski and started swimming it," Cooper
said. "It revived and swam off. I hope to hook up with him
again."
The snook apparently would have been a Florida
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Cooper, who was raised on the Ost Sea in the north
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manager for the Miss Cortez party-fishing boat docked at
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Adams, who netted the tail section of the snook, es-
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"It's the biggest snook I've ever seen in my life," he
said. "She's been trying to catch it for months."
Apparently so has everyone else at Annie's.
"We knew this fish was around," Singer said. "A lot
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with balloons and children playing a game distinctly
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It was, and is, Americana of the finest kind. An
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The level of play at G.T. Bray Park in Bradenton
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I remember how it felt to beat Bartow in 1965 for
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swinging a bat.
Those thoughts reminded me of something 9-10
Anna Maria All-Star Manager Andy Price said prior to
the tournament, "This may be the most fun these kids
have in their lives."
I've had some fun. But there's nothing quite like
that first championship. You remember it like it was
yesterday.
Smooth grass infields and red clay. The summer
heat and afternoon showers. Running around the infield
during a break in the game, practicing our hitting by
swatting at dragonflys with baseball bats. Then throw-
ing out the runner at third to seal the win.
Nostalgia. You can smell it, taste it, breathe it. It's
all good. Baseball and nostalgia intrinsically inter-
twined, harkening us back to places and times past.
A man and woman at one of Anna Maria Island's
All-Star games joked about how he would like for her
to get out of the 1990s and go back to the 50s when
women did what their husbands told them to do.
He said, "You should remember the 'I do' part
about marriage. You should say to yourself, 'I do the
dishes. I do the laundry. I do the diapers.'"
In her best "I Am Woman" retort, she shot back, "I
do what I want."
She thought for a second and added that she
wouldn't mind going back to the 1950s a time when
life was simpler.
All she needed to do was look around.
"Leave It To Beaver," "My Three Sons" and Opie
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Really bad, really good writing on Papa's 100th


In honor of Ernest Hemingway's 100th birthday,
here's something that would, and should, make you and
Papa cringe:
"Rain violent torrents of it, rain like fetid wa-
ter from a God-sized pot of pasta strained through a
sky-wide colander, rain as Noah knew it, flaying the
shuddering trees, whipping the whitecapped waters,
violating the sodden firmament, purging purity and
filth alike from the land, rain without mercy, turning to
intermittent showers overnight with partial clearing
Tuesday."
That God-awful sentence, by David Hirsch of Se-
attle, is the winner (?) of the 18th International Bulwer-
Lytton Fiction contest for terrible writing. The contest
was named for Edward George Earl Bulwer-Lytton
after he had the gall to open his 1830 novel "Paul
Clifford" with the words, "It was a dark and stormy
night."
Hirsch's entry won the Purple Prose award in the
contest. The grand prize went to Dr. David Chuter of
London. In the sake of good taste, and since this is,
after all, a family newspaper, I won't relate to you the
horror that Chuter wrote. Trust me when I say it is re-
ally, really bad.
Oh, what the heck. Don't say I didn't warn you,
though:
"Through the gathering gloom of a late-October
afternoon, along the greasy, cracked paving-stones
slick from the sputum of the sky, Stanley Ruddlethorp
wearily trudged up the hill from the cemetery where his
wife, sister, brother, and three children were all buried,
and forced open the door of his decaying house, bliss-
fully unaware of the catastrophe that was soon to dev-
astate his life."
Aaaaagh!
If anybody is aspiring to that level of authoristic
ineptitude, remember that the grand prize winner re-
ceives what most writers receive for their work "a
pittance."

Remembering Ernest
Although mentioning the contest winners I hesi-
tate to use the word "writers" and Ernest Hem-
ingway in the same column will probably lose me
membership in hallowed journalism circles, July 21 is
the Old Man's birthday.
Centennial birthday celebrations are ongoing in Key
West and elsewhere this week to honor his birth in 1899.
- There are writing contests, drinking contests, look-alike
contests, and even boxing contests to honor Papa.
Two of my current favorite writers also honored


Hemingway by writing about him in the Miami Herald
recently. Their comments about Hemingway the Writer
and Hemingway the Man are worth recounting.
From Randy Wayne White:
"As a writer, I learned from Hemingway the im-
portance of tone and rhythm, plus two simple rules: Do
your work every day without excuse. Always stop at a
place where it will be easy to resume.
"As a man, I've learned some things about impor-
tance of family from Hemingway's own family, many
of whom I know, all of whom I like a lot. They're nice
people who carry their kids everywhere they go. They
like to get out on the water and laugh. It's the trickle-
down theory: Caring fathers tend to produce close,
caring families. As Patrick Hemingway told me re-
cently, 'My dad was fun! People overlook that. He was


a good guy.'"
From James W. Hall:
"These days I see in Hemingway's masculine strut,
his passion for bullfighting and marlin fishing and box-
ing and war, an attitude that is wonderfully complex.
He's a male chauvinist who wrote stories mocking
male chauvinism. He's a war hero who wrote movingly
about cowards. He's a great stylist whose style was so
simple it was considered radically experimental in his
time, and yet now has become almost the standard of
clear, precise prose. He's a Midwestern boy who fled
the strait-laced conventions of his time and place, and
ran off to the wildest and craziest place on the globe,
Paris in the 1920s, where he proceeded to live an al-
most ascetic life. He was a drunk who abhorred drunks.
He was the manliest writer of our century, but a man
who continually fantasized and wrote about changing
gender. He was tender and tough. He was reckless in
his life and utterly controlled in his prose. He devel-
oped a code of behavior and ethics that became the
moral guidebook for his generation, yet he could not
live up to his own standards.
"He is for me the greatest, most complicated writer
I know and one of the saddest human beings.
"But for me, Hemingway's best self is in the writ-
ing. His spare, athletic sentences are like tuning forks.
their flawless, crystalline notes vibrate with utter clar-
ity, challenging us lesser mortals to tune our own ears
to their perfect pitch."
Capt. White and Mr. Hall pretty much said it all.
Happy birthday, Papa, wherever you are. Your
admonition to write one true, pure sentence is a goal to
which we all should aspire on those dark and stormy
nights.

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The International Game Fishing Association
records fish caught by anglers throughout the world by
weight and size of line. The organization was called for
and its rules were drafted by Ernest Hemingway.
He also served as vice president of IGFA from
1946-61 and was inducted into the IGFA Fishing Hall
of Fame in January.
Opening July 21. the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame
and Museum will host "Papa, a Tribute to Ernest
Hemingway," a six-month exhibit featuring objects and
memorabilia from the Ernest Hemingway Museum in
Cuba. It marks the first viewing of the collection out-
side of Cuba in 35 years.
The museum is located in Dania Beach, Fla., and
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the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
The fish school is sponsored by The Islander
Bystander.
Heistand and other local fishing guides promise
to show folks their techniques on how to catch 'em
in both inshore and offshore spots.


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Aug. 10, from 6 to 9 p.m., also at the Center.
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Tarpon move to bays; snapper offshore


By Capt. Mike Heistand and Capt. David Futch
The summer doldrums are on us and dog day af-
ternoons make fishing a hot affair this time of year.
Tarpon have moved into Tampa and Sarasota
bays with the best bet probably Long Bar in Sarasota
Bay.
Mangrove snapper fishing is coming on strong.
If you're willing to fish offshore, grouper and
mackerel are tearing it up in 100 feet of water. Yel-
lowtail and lane snapper are popping from the same
depth.
The Rod and Reel Pier reports snapper, mack-
erel, black drum and catch-and-release snook.
Anglers at the Anna Maria City Pier report
snapper and mackerel, but not much else.
Carl at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said not
much is happening for wade fishermen.
Annie's Bait & Tackle reporting for Capt.
Zack on the Dee-Jay II said tarpon are still avail-
able in Tampa Bay and along beaches. Permit fish-
ing is good with some to 30 pounds. There are catch-
and-release snook. However, inside action has been
sporadic for trout, redfish and flounder.
Capt. Sam Kimball with the Legend said fish-
ing was great with catches of mackerel to five
pounds and red and gag grouper to 15 pounds in 80
to 90 feet of water. There are small cobia around and
night fishing for sharks up to 60 pounds has been
good.
Capt. Mike Grieg said he's still catching tarpon
and some nice permit along with mangrove snapper.
Capt. Matt Denham caught red and gag grou-
per to 10 pounds on his boat. There's also some good
yellowtail snapper action.
Capt. Rick Gross is back in business with a new
engine and reports catching 30-inch redfish, small
snook, trout and mangrove snapper.
Capt. Tom Chaya said his fishers caught per-
mit, mackerel, snapper, flounder and cobia.
Capt. Glenn Corder said he's been limiting out
on grouper and also catching barracuda, amberjack
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Island property transactions
110 Palm, Anna Maria, a 4bed/2bath/lcp 1,225
sfla/1,836 sfur home built in 1963 on a 125 by 110 lot,
was sold 4/7/99, Diedrick to Ruggles, for $387,500; list
$400,000.
303 55th St., Holmes Beach, a 3bed/2bath 1584/
1980 sf duplex built in 1976, was sold 4/6/99, Fegan to
Billingsley, for $142,500; list $148,900.
308 61st St., Holmes Beach. a ground-level
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on a 90 by i00 lot, was sold 4/6/99, Kirk to Haile &
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514 Magnolia, Anna Maria, 51 by 145 lot, was sold
4/6/99, Rosa to Williams. for $86,000; list $99,900.
600 Manatee Ave. W., Holmes Beach, 119
Westbay Cove, a 2bed/2bath 1,179 sfla/1,559 sfur
condo built in 1977, was sold 4/7/99, Rauch to Finley,
for $150,000.
6006 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 119 Playa
Encantada, a 2bed/2bath 1,011 sfla/1,179 sfur condo
built in 1980, was sold 4/6/99, Valadie & Barbery to
Moore, for $149,500; list 159,500.
615 Ivanhoe, Holmes Beach, a 90 by 105 golf
course/canalfront lot, was sold 4/5/99, Walker to
Scroggins, for $205,000.
6500 Flotilla, Holmes Beach, 231 Westbay Point








REALTOR.
"Wir Sprechen Deutsch"
RESIDENTIAL
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.
COMMERCIAL
STYLING SALON 8 stations. Great location. $39,000 OBO.
LOT C-2 Zoning.Walk to beach $150,000.
HISTORIC BRIDGE STREET 2.400 sq. ft.. three stores. 150 ft.
to Sarasota Bay. Can add to size. Developing area. $355.000.
VACATION RENTALS. Homes/Villas & Condos.
5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
www.tdolly@bhip.infi.net TDOLLYYOUNGREALESTATE.COM


& Moorings, a canalfront 2bed/2bath 1,114 sfla/1,426
sfur condo built in 1979, was sold 4/9/99, Mackinnon
to Maher & Reed, for $156,000.
7100 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 107 Nautilus, a
2bed/2bath 1,081 sfla/1,185 sfur condo built in 1973,
was sold 4/9/99, Mayo to Cherny, for $310,000.
767 Jacaranda, Anna Maria, a ground-level 2bed/
2bath/lcp 1,170 sfla/1,862 sfur home built in 1974 on
a 50 by 100 lot, was sold 4/6/99, Yearwood to Shank,
for $145,000; list $149,900.
901 N. Shore Dr., Anna Maria, a ground-level
bayfront 3bed/2bath/3car 1,732 sfla/2,240 sfur home
built in 1954 on a 100 by 135 lot, was sold 4/5/99,
McIntyre to Kohlman, for $410,000.
203 64th St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level at-
tached 456/456 sf Ibed/lbath home built in 1957 on a
29 by 100 lot, was sold 4/16/99, McMillan to Duvall,
for $69,000; list $69,900.
2600 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 18 Anna Maria
Island Club, a Gulffront 2bed/2bath 1,179/1.339 sf
condo built in 1984, was sold 4/14/99, Berry to Basile,
for $240,000.
3014 Avenue C, Holmes Beach, 4 Holmes Beach
Industrial Center, an 852/852 sf commercial condo w/
bath, was sold 4/16/99, Schipper to Glarner, for
$53,000; list $59,900.
Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate
broker, 778-1222, exclusively for The Islander By-
stander. 1999.

GULFFRONT SHOWCASE

S Directly on Gulf Beach. this newer
. t .-. 3BR has plantation shutters, Ander-
""-"'" 1son windows, solid oak spiral stair-
case, two-car garage. Wood leck
overlooks white sandy beach. Enjoy
beautiful sunsets over the Gulf.
102 31st Sirelt. HIolms Beach Quality and beauty throughout.
$795,000
Call Jane Tinsworth R.S. Olsonil B.ter
at 795-3000 Real EIe, Inc. HfI I -- t



RENTALS
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1 Gulffront condo,
LF a ai n i La L 2BR/2BA units.
Call for rates.



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


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Rental merger
Michael Saunders congratulates Larry, Starr on
his acquisition of her company's rental division,
blending it into his Florida Vacation Accommo-
dations based on Longboat Key. This adds
Saunders' 500 upscale rental properties in the
Sarasota area to his 1,100 "from Anna Maria
Island to Marco Island," he said, and along with
the transaction, Starr broadened his firm's name
from the former Longboat Accommodations.




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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 Drve *P O Box 717* Anna Manra, FL 34216
(941) 778-2307
Toll Free 800 306-9666
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(941) 778-2291 PO Box 2150
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CHARMING fSLAND DUPLEX
jUgTI LITE!
This tidy, Jtu-,i maintained duplex offers 2BR/1.5BA.
plus a single car garage on each side. Features include
ceramic tiled floors, domed kitchen ceiling, spacious
screened lanai overlooking big back yard with plenty of
room for pool and more! Wonderful laundry room and
pretty pastel wall coverings. Asking S249,000.

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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.

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

EXERCISE MACHINE, complete workout, video
tapes. Jenner Fit Power Trainer, like new. $125
OBO. 778-7045.

GOLF CLUBS Great Big Bertha Titanium 3 and 5
woods. Graphite regular- flex shafts. $150 each,
less than half price. 778-3470.

KAYAK $50, queen bed, two swivel chairs, twin bed
set with chest and night table. Call 778-9493.

COFFEE TABLE green wrought-iron, square with
glass top $28. Chairs, sturdy pine with cushions,
excellent condition $39. 778-9597.

BEAUTIFUL MAUDE, Humphrey Bogart figurines in
boxes; silverware eight place setting, gold-plated
stainless steel, never used; one-drawer wooden sil-
verware chest. $75 and $49. 778-1814.

FURNITURE, living room, bedroom, patio. 523 75th
Street, Holmes Beach. 778-4446.

SOFA $50; loveseat $35, Lane ebony dining table,
four chairs $150; matching buffet $75; lanai table,
four chairs $95; LazyBoy recliner $35. 778-7068.

FIVE-PIECE WICKER set: couch, chair, coffee
table, two end tables $175. Outdoor table, four
chairs, cushions, umbrella $25. 778-9264.


ISLANDERS


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.


550 FT. TO GULF! This duplex includes two
identical units and brand new Berber carpet-
ing and ceramic tile! Nicely maintained and
potential to add on as owner's unit with rental
side. Priced at $185,000.


MAA AIM
1957
VAfIE LIC PEA ESTATE
.FRAN..N REALTY B`PCT
"We ARE the Island."
9805 Gulf Dnve PO Box 835 Anna Ma-a. Fcnda 34215
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250


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.

ESTATE SALE Saturday, July 24, 6:30am, rain or
shine. Furniture, kitchenware, clothing, books,
plants, tools, collectibles, building supplies. 112
Park Avenue, Anna Maria.

YARD SALE Friday and Saturday, July 23 and 24,
8am-2pm. Antiques, furniture, a lot of miscella-
neous. 2505 Avenue C, Bradenton Beach.


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

OF INTEREST TO property buyers. The properties of 409
Alamanda Drive and 505 Spring, Anna Maria City, have
just been designated legal in their entirety by Anna Maria
City Hall. Compliance certificates available.

HAPPY 20TH WEDDING anniversary to "Lil Dave"
from "Mary Liz." You're the best! Let's do 20 more!


MISSING CAT "GREASE". Dark gray, short-haired
white with spot on stomach. Lost in area of Foxworth
Lane, Key Royale. If seen, please call 778-4350.
Family misses her.

LOST YOUR CAT? Male, Siamese-looking, small
with fluffy-ringed tail. Seen wandering in the vicin-
ity of 6th Avenue, behind Crowder Bros. Hardware.


IS YOUR DOGGIE left alone all day? Call me, I'll
take him out to play! Robin, 778-8241.


1974 VW CONVERTIBLE SUPER Beetle. Yellow/
black, new tires. Runs great, needs restoration
work. $3,900. 778-7045.



"Fresh" Mullet Sale
/ore than a mullet wrapp6er



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


1990 JEEP WRANGLER runs great. Good condi-
tion, new top. $6,500 or best offer. 778-4446.

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.
Call 795-8299.

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

OFFSHORE CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Glenn
Corder aboard Deep South. Half & full day. For in-
formation call 778-1203 or Mobile 713-5900.

BOAT TRAILER JACK swivel-mount with side
winder. Used with 18-ft. boat trailer $30. 748-6222.

BOAT/FISHING ITEMS, cooler, props, megaphone,
chum grinders, electric reels, TCW3 oil, wahoo bag,
generator, air conditioner, 20-gal. oil/fuel tank, porta-
potti, charcoal grill. Call 778-1913.

BOAT SLIP FOR rent in protected Key Royale ca-
nal. Water included $100 month. 778-3439.


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

HOUSEKEEPING FULL/PART-TIME. Good ben-
efits, pleasant working conditions. Resort 66, 6600
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach and Via Roma Beach
Resort, 2408 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach.

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.



A Paradise Rental Management, Inc.
COMPARE:
Hours of Telephone Coverage
Amount of Advertising and Promotions
International Contacts
Occupancy Rate
Total Rental Income Per Property
1-800-237-2252 or 778-4800
5201 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach


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


Carol S. Heinze
REALTORI/CRS
778-5059


LOOKING FOR SOMETHING
CLOSE TO THE BEACH?
CHECK OUT THESE TWO!
2BR/2BA ground level, Gulffront
condo at 5400 Gulf Orive, two
heated pools. $265,000. IB38976
2BR/1BA home west of Gulf
Drive makes a great beach get-
away. $245,000. IB37518


VACATION RENTALS

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 in-
come statements available. $265,000. 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,
751-1155. IB37652

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


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

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 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,
Offices, seasonals. 761-8300.

VERY PART-TIME. Excellent filing and bookkeep-
ing skills, and good computer skills needed. 8am-
Noon, Tuesdays and Fridays. Call 778-4611.

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

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial 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.

NEED 14 TO 15 year old to help clean out yard pond.
Heavy lifting, good pay, call 383-1881 after 7pm.

BABYSITTING DAY OR night. Very responsible
teen, experienced. Call Kenny, 778-9610.



CNA HOME HEALTH aid to work in your home. Ex-
cellent references. 750-6492.




D.J.H. MORTGAGE

Specializing in (
Mortgages for
Anna Maria Island!

Island Resident

Call Dennis J. Hendrickson 778-5304


STATE CERTIFIED CNA/ home health aide/compan-
ion available for a variety of duties. Monday through
Friday, momings, afternoons or evenings or eight-
hour shifts. For appointment, call Robert 779-2236.



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

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

BANKRUPTCY $200, Divorce $150 to $200. Adoption,
corporations, modifications, power of attomey, 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 instal-
lation. Call Ed, 778-2553.

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

ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING removes unsightly
black mildew, salt and dirt from house exteriors, windows,
roofs, gutters, driveways and decks. Call 778-0944.

HOUSE CLEANING TEAM honest, reliable, profes-
sional. Free estimates. Call Maureen, 778-5717.

LARRY'S BACK. Shell delivered, spread $25 per
yard. Topsoil, gravel, mulch, hauling. All kinds.
Office 778-1165, home 779-1529.


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

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

FREE SNOW REMOVAL Shell, dirt, mulch or stone
delivered and spread for a small fee. Yard clean-up.
Dump truck for hire. Free estimates. Call Dave
Bannigan, 794-6971.

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



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



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.


INCOME PROPERTY Beautifully refurbished
six-unit complex with pool. Located in prime
Holmes Beach area, short walk to beach or shop-
ping. 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 location.
Two-garages. $349,000.


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


WATERFRONT
FORMER MODEL TOWNHOME. Unparal-
leled bay view of Sarasota skyline from almost
every room. Excellent value for waterfront
property. S249,000. Bob and Penny Hall 749-
8220. C37370
SPECTACULAR PANORAMIC BAY VIEW.
Spacious 4BR home, over 3/4 acre tropical
private lot on quiet dead-end street. Great
open plan, beautiful pool and large workshop.
$575,000. Sandy Drapala 794-3354 or Kathy
Marcinko 792-9122. R30015
ELEGANT MEDITERRANEAN WATER-
FRONT MANSION. Stunning 8,724 sq.ft.,
Manatee River estate. 6BR/6.5B. renovated
kitchen and baths. Terraced lawns and garden
descend to river, gazebo and boat dock.
$2.200,000. Don Lewis 746-3200. R36022


BEACHFRONT home on Tampa Bay with panoramic bay
views from wrap-around porch. 2BR/2B, wood floors, unique
hexagon shape. $469,000. Jeanette Rampone 747-3364.
R38938


LOTS/ACREAGE
BRING YOUR IDEAS and create your
own masterpiece on this deep-water
canal lot on Anna Maria, set amongst
majestic homes and within easy stroll to
the bay. S189.000. Bob and Penny Hall
749-8220. L38560



Available properties by the
week or by the month from
Anna Maria Island to Venice.
Call one of our rental and
resort specialists.
1(941) 951-6668 or (800) 881-2222
881-222


MAINLAND
BRING YOUR GOLF CLUBS and relax in
this carefree community. Open, light and
bright 2BR/2B home with soft interior col-
ors. Country club has pool and great res-
taurant. $130,900. Lisa Edenfield 752-
0101. R38946
WHY WAIT TO BUILD? This immaculate
Bruce Williams home sits on a premium
golf course lot. Many upgrades including
extended lanai and pool. Builders warranty
transferable. 5145,000. Joanne Jenkins
795-3838. R38944
THIS FAMILY HOME STANDS OUT. Per-
fect for growing needs. Storybook playroom
plus safe play equipment outside, enclosed
with privacy fence. Great location. 5198,000.
Jim Seilars 798-3577. R38923


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


Old Florida Realty Company
welcomes new sales associates:
Bea Zaffina John Zaffina, Jr.
and
Pager 941 856-1121 Pager 941 762-0937
Contact them today for all
of your real estate needs.


Sales 941 778-3377 Toll Free 800 877-3377
www.oldfloridarealty.com

Contact Ann Harmon
for all of your rental needs.
The only
ACCREDITED RESIDENTIAL MANAGER
on Anna Maria Island

Afn Harmon
Rental Department 941 778-6849
Toli Free 800 778-9599 Fax 941 778-1907
gussie@ix.netcom.com


Residential Sales/Rental Division Licensed Real Estate Broker






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Il H E I M RMC.- ,, ,o i n u dIR E T L C o t n e


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.

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-
altor/Owner 387-0533.

HOLMES BEACH OFFICE or retail space. Approxi-
mately 1,300 sq. ft. Excellent parking with exposure on
main thoroughfare. Call Smith Realtors 778-0777.

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.


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

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

STUDIO APARTMENT with separate entrance,
porch. 778-7039,

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

BRADENTON BEACH ANNUAL 2BR/2BA el-
evated duplex, unfurnished, remodeled. Storage,
washer/dryer hookups. $700 per month, $700 se-
curity includes water. 2415 Avenue C, 778-6387.

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 2BR/1 BA ground-level with garage. 210
54th Street, Holmes Beach. R&B Management,
751-2790.

RENTAL LARGE 1BR/1BA nicely furnished, all
utilities. Quiet, covered parking, deck, patio with
fountain. Walk to beach. Seasonal rates,
778-7045.

APARTMENT FOR RENT, Anna Maria. One block
from Gulf. $495 month, annual includes utilities.
778-0422 or 778-0404. Available now.

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 peace-
ful 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.


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BOATER'S DREAM ON GRAND CANAL!
Spacious 3BR/2BA located on double wide deep
canal with dock, lift and davits recent new seawall.
Many new upgrades, including carpet, windows,
paint/stucco. Home waanty included. $339,900.


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KEY ROYALE! Panoramic water views from
this beautiful 3BR/2.5BA custom home at the
end of Key Royale Drive with spacious rooms.
open floor plan. huge garage and over 3000
sq.ft. under air. $649.000.


ISLAND FOUR-PLEX o ;a-r ::-:n--- -
in Holmes Beach. jus s:eps :c be--' T.''
separate buildings house two 2BR/1BA
units each, for a total of four rental units.
Great visibility on Gulf Drive! $499,000.


HAVE IT YOUR WAY! Recentlyrenovated, this NEW KEY ROYALE LISTING! Across
two-level 3BR/3BA home with two kitchens offers from golf course sits this canalfront 3BR/
many options. Upstairs has a 1BR/1BA, down- 2BA, plus den, home with private boat dock
stairs a 2BR/2BA. The proximity to the beach with deep sailboat water. Screened lanai
allows for a seasonal or annual rental. $219,900. area, ceramic tile and more! $319,500.


PEEK AT THE BAY! Spacious 5BR home or
3/2 with 2/2 attached mother-in-law apartment.
Four car garage. RV pad with hook-up, low main-
tenance yard with herb and ctgarden. Screened
porch is a perfect place to relax! $335,000.


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lighted tennis court. Turnkey furnished, per-
fect for rentals. $339.000.


DREAM FAMILY HOME IN TOWN!
Beautiful back garden surrounds inviting
heated pool. Large family room/lanai area
with screened porch. 3BR/2BA. carport and
more! S94.900.


NEW PERICO BAY CLUB :-:' A" -
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fountain. Vaulted ceings. cerarrdc ce. Faa..
location L-. prestigio's comrni' $139:900


SPACIOUS single family home on a lovely lake
on Anna Maria Island with new A/C in 1998,
some new kitchen appliances and freshly painted
interior and exterior. Newly planted landscaping
adds to the curb appeal. $199,900.
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BUILDABLE LOT in Anna Marit. steps
from beach' Great location to build your
dream home! $152.500.


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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.
778-2864 evenings.

ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 2BR/2BA Holmes Beach
canalfront. $1,600 per month. 203-934-8596.

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

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

HOLMES BEACH VACATION rentals. 1-2/BR, furnished
apartments with pool. Low summer rates, stones throw to
beach. Also booking for 99/00.778-4368.

BRADENTON BEACH ANNUAL 2BR/2BA elevated
duplex. Storage, washer/dryer, dishwasher. Block to
beach. $695 month. 778-4625.

RETIRED COUPLE WANTS owner rental January,
February, March. Anna Maria Island. M/M Raines,
842 Tuscawilla Hills, Charles Town, WV 25414.
(304) 728-4304.

ANNUAL 3BR/1 BA apartment, two blocks from beach.
Washer/dryer, dishwasher, carport, central A/C. $900
per month. Call Mike Norman Realty 778-6696.

ANNUAL 2BR/1 BA DUPLEX Bradenton Beach, un-
furnished, newly remodeled. $650 per month, $650
security, water and electric not included. 778-4173.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND paradise. 3BR/2.5BA, canal
home, heated pool, close to beach. $3,000 per
month, $875 per week. 800-223-4472.

ANNUAL 1BR DUPLEX, spacious, new carpet and
ceramic tile, $500 per month plus electric. 2110 Ave.
B., also boat dock for rent, $40 per month. 778-6387.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND 2BR/2BA fully furnished villa
in Seaside Gardens. Seasonal rental December
through April. $1,800 per month, plus deposit. Call
513-831-1004.

1BR/1BA DUPLEX, Holmes Beach, one block to
beach, washer/dryer, screened porch. Water, gar-
bage included. $575 per month. 778-8498.

ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 2BR/2BA Holmes Beach
canalfront. $1,600 per month. 203-934-8596.

150 STEPS TO BEACH, seasonal 2BR/2BA,
ground level, newly furnished, cable TV, washer/
dryer. Available November May, security deposit
required. 813-961-6992.

ANNUAL RENTALS Efficiency 2814 Ave. C, $400
month; 1BR Gulffront, 503 Gulf Drive S., $595
month; 2BR/1.5BA, 408 A 71st. Street, $800 month;
2BR/2BA 3202 6th Ave., S700 month. Call Fran
Maxon Real Estate 778-2307.

1 BR/1 BA DUPLEX with Gulf view, $550 per month;
2BR/1BA duplex close to Gulf, S650 per month;
2BR/2BA canalfront condo, $950 per month, avail-
able 8/1/99. Call Ann Harmon at Old Florida Realty
Company, 778-6849.

1BR/1BA, LESS THAN one block from beach. All
utilities included, lanai, two decks, pets okay. Call
Teresa at Gulf Bay Realty 778-6602.

SPACIOUS 3BR;2BA elevated duplex. Oversized
two-car garage, large screened front porch. rear
deck overlooking fenced back yard. New carpet.
washer/dryer hookup. Wonderful rental in Holmes
Beach. Annual S1.250 per month, 761-8821.

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


3BR HOME on quiet dead-end street surrounded by
Mangroves. Walk to beach and shopping. Six-month
lease $950 month or one-year lease $850 month
plus utilities. 2907 Avenue B. Call (513)271-7278.

LARGE ATTRACTIVELY FURNISHED 2BR/2BA. Out-
standing Gulf and sunset views. Covered parking.
Washer/dryer, many closets and cabinets. Bright kitchen,
ceramic tile. Good location in north Bradenton Beach.
Annual $850 month, utilities and deposit. 778-2991.

2BR/1BA unfurnished, water included $700 month;
efficiency furnished includes utilities $550 month,
first and security, 778-2036.

YOUNG PROFESSIONAL looking for roommate to share
2BR apartment. Quiet, honest, reliable looking for same.
Male or female, prefer nonsmoker. Call 745-7015.

PERICO BAY CLUB flexible lease, 2BR/2BA villa
with garage, turnkey furnished, now $975 month,
season $2,400. 2BR/2BA garden apartment with
super view, turnkey furnished with baby grand pi-
ano, now $900 month, season $2,400 month. Wild
Oak Bay Terrace 2BR/2BA $700 month season
$2,400 month. Flamingo Cay townhouse 2BR/
1.5BA $750 month, boat dock and pool. Fred Flis,
Real Estate Mart. 756-1090.


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

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

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

BAYFRONT ESTATE $715,000. Four units located
directly on bay/intracoastal steps to Gulf beaches.
Cathedral ceilings, fireplace, wood floors, Jacuzzi
and boat docks. Great for investor or family estate!
3BR/2BA house, 2BR/2BA house and two 1BR
apartments. Call Deborah Thrasher or John Hines,
Wedebrock Real Estate Company 383-5543 or 778-
3395 eves.

CANALFRONT HOME with panoramic view of Sky-
way lights and bay/intracoastal, 2BR/2BA and po-
tential 1 BR apartment with Spanish tile floors, cathe-
dral ceilings, cedar closets, oversized two-car ga-
rage with sauna, boat dock, davits, screened en-
closed lanais, A/C, refrigerator, new dryer 1998.
$284,900. Call Deborah Thrasher, Wedebrock Real
Estate Company 383-5543 or 778-3395 eves.

SEASIDE-STYLE VILLAGE on Longboat Key.
Steps to white sand beach. Casual coastal living. 27
homes from $425,000. Call Conrad Beach, The
Folsom Group 387-9595 .
RUNAWAY BAY 1 BR/1 BA great location. Nicely fur-
nished, beach access, nice view, pool, tennis, club-
house, second floor, on-site management, $89,900.
795-4272.


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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
www.keywestnorth.com.

BY OWNER Holmes Beach duplex, 1BR/1BA and
2BR/2BA. Walk to beach. Beautifully landscaped
double lot, privacy fencing, patio with fountain.
$229,000. 778-7045.
JUST COMPLETED NEW 3BR/2BA home one
block from beach. Tile floors, Berber carpet. 2901
Gulf Drive. $211,500. 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.

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

BUY NOW AT 1999 prices! 4BR/2BA remodeled
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.
CONDOMINIUM FOR SALE: Gulf to bay complex,
Imperial House, 2BR/1BA, completely updated. Gulf
view, ground floor, low maintenance fees. $94,500
turnkey furnished. (616)896-9257 or email
amislander@ hotmail.com.
SALE BY OWNER 3BR/2.5BA, pool, deep-water
canal, near the beach. $275,000. Phone 778-4868.


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IMMACULATE GULFFRONT CONDO Martinique,
Holmes Beach, by owner. 2BR/2BA, lanai, ga-
rage, heated pool, tennis, newly renovated, turn-
key furnished to perfection! Fourth level, small
pets accepted. Brokers protected, $240,000. Tel./
fax 778-1560.

WALK TO PIER AND BEACH. Elevated duplex,
good rental history, excellent condition. Lots of stor-
age, garage, compliance certificates available.
$179,000. 778-4912.

SPACIOUS SINGLE FAMILY home, Anna Maria
City. Walk to beach and pier, two-car garage, huge
Florida room, structurally sound, needs a few cos-
metics. Islands best buy at $185,000. 778-2968.

TWO SEPARATED DEEDED HOMES 2BR/2BA,
each on 3/4 acre with 60 by 25-foot building (green-
house/hobby shop, etc.) North Holmes Beach, will
separate. Some financing available, $395,000. Call
Agnes Tooker, Fran Maxon Real Estate 778-2307
or 778-5287.

BY OWNER. SANDY POINTE I, 2BR/2BA end
condo overlooking bayou. Five years old, original
owners. Ceramic tile throughout, many extras. Short
walk to Gulf and shopping, parking under unit. Ask-
ing $121,900. Principals only, call 795-3894 for ap-
pointment.



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Norman-Ellis.
For any real estate needs,
I am ready and anxious
to serve you. Call me at
Mike Norman Realty
778-6696


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

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

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

NEXT BEST THING to Anna Maria. Location just off
of Palma Sola Causeway. Twice the house for the
money. Spacious 3BR/2BA home with family room
and screened lanai. Fenced yard with large lot, boat
storage and oversized two-car garage. $134,900.
Fred Flis, Real Estate Mart. 756-1090.


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CALL DON & KAREN SCHRODER.
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2118 Ave. E.............. Gulffront ........................ Selling Agents
609 Baronet Ln....... Canalfront....................... Selling Agents
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OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS. Motel on Holmes Beach
within walking distance of the beach, shopping and res-
taurants. Six units plus owner's living quarters. Turnkey
furnished (except owner's unit). Neat and clean. $495,
000. For more information call Zee Catanese 794-8991
or Carol Williams 744-0700 eves.
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ISLAND DUPLEX. Charming 2BR/1BA duplex close to
beach and bay. Tropical landscaping, tin roof, ceramic
tile floors throughout, updated bathrooms, pecky cy-
press kitchens, laundry facilities, central AC and heat.
$199,000. Call Carol Williams 744-0700 eves.


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


REALTORS


5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
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BIG PRICE REDUCTION NOW $229,000
.611 Gladstone. 4BR/3.5BA/2 kitchen/2 car, 3,895 sq. ft.
under roof home including caged pool. Next to but not
on a canal. Owner anxious. $255e ,00.Now $229,000.

Doug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, FI 34216
Phone & Fax: (941)778-1222
E-Mail: dougdowling@earthlink.net
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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.
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2BR/1.5BA Seaside Beach House condo. Fur-
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and view. $239,900.
SABAL PALMS CONDO
2BR/1.5BA furnished condo. Westside, convenient to
everything. Pool and dubhouse. Close to golf. $59,900.
SUNBOW BAY TOWNHOUSE
3BR/3BA Elegance! Mexican tile, den, water
view and boat dock. Carport, tennis, two
pools. $178,500.
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4BR/2.5BA family home. Caged pool, deep-water ca-
nal, large lot Split plan, fireplace, den. $257,500.

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Property Manager
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ANNA MARIA

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-M1 PAGE 28 U JULY 21, 1999 E THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


No. 0711
MISLEADING MENAGERIE 11 2 3 4 6 7 110 "11 1" 3 115 61

BY NANCY SALOMON / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ 19 1 [ M51


ACROSS
1 Stone of some
Libras
5 AM selections:
Abbr.
9 Tussle
14 Raising a sweat,
perhaps
19 Pitch
20 Foot: Prefix
21 Versefrom
Villon
22 Do some
campaign work
23 When to slop in
the mud on the
farm?
26 Kind of joint
27 Gray, for one
28 Maryland
athlete, for short
29 Almost puree
31"-
dreaming?"
32 Like some
apartments
33 Councilof-
(1409 assembly)
35 With bite
37 Took action
38 60's coll.
radicals
39 Wisest of the
centaurs, in
Greek myth
41 Brown shade
42 Not be alert
43 Tale of a tiny
bellower?


46 Talk effusively
49 Alpine sight
50 Hot to trot
51 Priest of
I Samuel
52 Shoulder piece
54 20's beer barrel
busters
55 Like some
shopping
59 Homecoming
visitors
60 Acted like
62 Apple product
64 Shortly before?
65 Traitorous
intruder?
68 What an ass
declares in
cards?
71 Berlioz's "Les
Nuits d'-"
72 Beloved subject
of Thomas
Campbell
73 Jaywalking, e.g.
74 Home run,
slangily
75 Not at all like
78 Newswriter's
specialty
80 Exploitative
employer
82 Rough stuff
83 Tot toter
84 Stitch souvenir
86 Abbr. starting
some corp.
names
87 Bedtime reading
in the forest?
93 Place for a run
94 Call upon
95 Canine cover
96 Calendar abbr.


99 Roaster, maybe
100 Nonabrasive
101 Cross with a
loop
102 They exist from
hand to mouth
104 It's often left
hanging
105 "Got it"
106 Warrant
follower
108 High point
110 Takes off life
support?
112 "Time to have a
foal"?
115 Gold standard
116 Pal
117 Profusion
118 Prince Albert,
e.g.
119 Doesn't fold
120 Like cancan
dancers
121 Noise pollution
122 Play opener
DOWN
1 Them
2 Held jointly
3 Troublemakers,
never
4 Potted plant
S place
5 1974 Sutherland/
Gould spoof
6 Airborne
faultfinder
7 Botheration
8 Separates
9 Prodder
10 Tight
11 "Radio Free
Europe" rock
band


12 Red-white-and-
blue
13 Green gem
14 Comfortably
inviting
15 New England
state sch.
16 One who accepts
charges
17 Use Schedule A
18 Putdown
24 Common
aspiration
25 Singer Lennon
and others
30 Essayist Day
34 Smooth
36 Stick-to-it-
iveness?
40 Blood pigment
42 Seat of honor
location
43 Handy digit
44 Scratched (out)
45 Big cheer
46 Ready, with "up"
47 Burning the
midnight oil, so
to speak
48 Makes veal,
maybe
53 Shaq's alma
mater
54 "That's-
sure!"
55 Source of
85-Down
56 Germanic
tribesman
57 Familiarize
58 Tube-nosed
seabird
60 7th-century
Arab caliph


61 Brown, in a way
63 Phone button
trio
66 Set aside
67 Test for a college
sr.
68 Part of an E-mail
address
69 So far, on a pay
stub: Abbr.
70 Hindu habits


73 Handle 84 Comparison
76 Sci-fi writer basis
Frederic 85 Stopper
77 It makes one hot 87 Center strip
79 Item that's often cuts?
hidden 88 Gorge
80 Athens 89 Trumpet blast
attraction 90 Barely enough
81 Voice stretcher 91 One step
83 Like many a 92 Flubbed
sports report 96 Affixed


97 Boot
98 A matter of will?
100 Nubs
103 Author Jong
107 "When I was

109 Seasoned hands
111 Word from a con
113 Fix
114 A crowd, for
Caesar?


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