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FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE. AUGUST 18, 1999


Mayor quells debate on official's arrest


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
Residents packed Anna Maria City Hall Aug. 10 to
witness yet another showdown between Mayor Chuck
Shumard and Commissioner Doug Wolfe.
It was the first public meeting following Anna
Maria Public Works Director Phil Charnock's arrest on
Aug. 6 for brandishing a .22-caliber handgun at a driver
on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. He was charged with
aggravated assault.
Shumard was not receptive to an attempt by Wolfe



Island's



summer a


champion

By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
"The best summer ever." "Fantastic." "Best sum-
mer season on record." "Best July in history."
So ran the more enthusiastic evaluations of the
:tourist season now winding down, as seen by Anna
Maria Island moteliers and restaurateurs.


"It's the best
summer ever. The
Internet is having
a big impact.
People are com-
ing from all over
the world, not just
other parts of
Florida as in the
past. And our fall
reservations
. are looking fine
too."
Ursula Stemm,
Aquarius Beach
Resort


There was no downside, no
gloom, no negative in the sea-
son among business people
checked by The Islander By-
stander. The nearest to an anti
was "Great until this week,
now it's like they barricaded
the bridges."
The good tidings were pretty
well spread out through the
Gulf Coast, said the Manatee
County Convention and Visi-
tors Bureau. "July had the
highest accommodations oc-
cupancy rate since 1995, a
very good 76.2 percent," said
Alexandra Owen, the bureau's
marketing director. "We've
been trying to eliminate the
peaks and valleys we've al-
ways had here, and it seems to
be leveling off high."


The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce was
downright ecstatic as an outstanding winter season's
prosperity continued through what used to be summer's
doldrums.
"It's the best summer in years for motels and res-
taurants," said Mary Ann Brockman, chamber execu-
tive director. "Motels call Mondays with vacancies,
and they've been very full all season.
"And there's a tremendous increase in our e-mail
inquiries," she said. Traffic at the Chamber's visitor
center has been high.
Supporting her evaluation of a high season for
motels was Ursula Stemm, manager of the Aquarius
Beach Resort. "It's the best summer ever," she said.
"The Internet is having a big impact, and a 'Southern
Living' magazine article praising the Island was a big
help. People are coming from all over the world, not
l---just other parts of Florida as in the past. And our fall
reservations are looking fine too."
Other accommodations' reactions:
Beach Inn: "We've been very busy, full all sum-
mer." Rhonda Carnes.
Rod & Reel Motel: "It's the best summer on record
in our 15 years. We've had more than 70 percent oc-
cupancy, absolutely wonderful for summer. And the
fall season looks equal, though it'll be hard to beat last
year." Manager Janet Test.
Econo Lodge: "We ran 13 percent ahead of last


to discuss the matter. He gaveled Wolfe emphatically
and pointed the gavel at him, insisting he cease, but
Wolfe refused to be silenced.
In his attempt to discuss the matter Wolfe began
by saying he'd read of the building, official's arrest
in a local newspaper.
Wolfe then made mention of another incident ear-
lier in the day where a gunman went on a shooting
spree at a Jewish Community Center in California.
Cutting him off in mid-sentence, Shumard said, "I
think you're out of order at this point because I don't


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year, and it's been great until this week. July and Au-
gust were wonderful but now it's like they barricaded
the bridges. We draw a lot from Tampa, and schools
start early around there. We'll bust out of it this fall."
- Owner Gary Lewison.
As for restaurants, they too had a banner season,
with the worst anyone could say beiig that it was good:
Beach House: "Best July in history and a great sum-
mer. A lot more Europeans: United Kingdom business
was phenomenal and German business, too. There seemed
to be more South Americans this year, too. We don't no-
tice Canadians so much, as they don't stand out, but there
were a whole lot of them." Manager Michael Shannon.
Rebecca's Bistro: "A real good summer, up quite
a bit from last year." Co-owner John Zinn.
Seafood Shack: "Good and steady, about the same
as last year." Manager Bobby Woodson.
Bridge Street Pier and Cafe "An all right sum-
mer, but nothing unusual." Kristi Phillips.
Cafe on the Beach "Business has been steady,
and with us, steady is good. We're so at the mercy of
the weather, red tide, road construction and so on that
we'll take steady any time." Gene Schaeffer, co-
concessionaire.


think anything in that area should be discussed until
this is resolved through the court."
"Well, I believe that it should be discussed," Wolfe
said, followed by applause from residents in the audience.
"It will not be discussed tonight. It's not on the
agenda," Shumard said.
"This is what I'm talking about, ladies and gentle-
men. We do not have a democratic republic," Wolfe
said. "We have a dictatorship. The mayor tells us what
PLEASE SEE DEBATE, PAGE 4


Raise high
the roof
beams -
again
Construction workers
keep a close eye on
pilot Chris Bassett of
Heliflight as he lowers
a load from more than a
ton of trusses to the
roof of Playa
Encantada
condominium's burned-
out north building in
Holmes Beach. The
March fire, one of the
worst in Island history,
caused more than $3.5
million in damage. No
one was injured in the
blaze, but 11 units in
the condo complex at
6005 Gulf Drive were
damaged. For more
about the reconstruc-
tion, see inside.
Islander Photo:
David Futch


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E PAGE 2 K AUGUST 18, 1999 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

Rebuilding burned condos


begins in Holmes Beach


Traffic was diverted on Gulf Drive Monday as a
helicopter was put into action at the Playa Encantada
condominium, 6005 Gulf Drive, to raise roof trusses
and construction material into place.
Most of the upper-level north wing units were
destroyed by fire in March.
The units burned March 14 as a result of a light-
ning strike, causing $3.5 million in damage. Five
third-floor units were destroyed and six second-floor
units had extensive water damage in one of the worst
fires in Island history.
The construction is being done by the Paul J. Si-
erra Construction Inc., which received.permission
from the Holmes Beach Police Department to close
the road and use the field at city hall as a staging
area.
Ray Shaw of Sierra, based in Tampa, said his
company hired Heliflight to hoist 60,000 pounds of
plywood and trusses to rebuild the burned units at
Playa. The operation took Bassett 30 trips and four
hours to complete.
Shaw said Sierra decided to go with the helicop-

Man charged
Brent Reaves, 44, of 529 Key Royale Drive, was
charged by Holmes Beach police last week with domes-
tic assault. Reaves could also face nine counts of posses-
sion of firearms by a convicted felon.
The incident began when Reaves' wife Peggy re-
quested that a police officer stand by while she removed
her personal belongings from the residence. When Officer
Andy Glenn arrived, Peggy Reaves informed him that her
husband was a convicted felon and had firearms inside the
residence, said the report.
Glenn said he asked Brent Reaves if he was a con-
victed felon and Reaves responded, "Yes."
Glenn said he then asked'Reaves if he had any docu-
ments showing that his right to own firearms had been
restored and Reaves responded, "No."
Glenn confiscated nine firearms and forwarded a


This was the scene March 14, 1999, when wind
whipped flames through the Playa Encantada condo
in Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: Bonner Futch

ter to move the material because a crane would have
blocked Gulf Drive for two days. "A crane didn't
seem to be the best option," Shaw said. "It could
have disturbed turtle nests and Gulf Drive would
have been closed too long."

I with assault
capias request for nine counts of possession of a firearm
by a convicted felon to the state attorney.
Later Officer Jim Cumston was called to stand by the
residence while Peggy Reaves removed more belongings.
According to the report, Brent Reaves said she could have
only her clothing because everything else belonged to him.
Cumston noted that Brent Reaves was "very intoxi-
cated" and he informed Reaves that he could notpre-
Svent Peggy Reaves from taking property because they
were married. As Peggy Reaves tried to take a wing-
backed chair, her husband began yelling at her,
Cumston said.
According to the report, Brent Reaves then said he
was going to "cut things up" and went to the kitchen to
look for a knife. Cumston placed Reaves in custody and
charged him with domestic assault.


Chappie

withdraws from

mayoral race
Bradenton Beach Vice Mayor John Chappie
has withdrawn his candidacy for mayor.
Chappie's father died several months ago, and
the impact of his death was instrumental in his
decision to back out of the mayoral race.
"My heart's just not into it now, "Chappie
said. "The timing to run a campaign is just hot
right. I'm not ready, and my family isn't ready."
Chappie, 47, said he would continue to fill his
Ward 4 commission seat until the end of his term,
which expires December 2000.1
Chappie's decision to withdraw from.the race
leaves Ward 2 Commissioner Gail Cole the lone
announced candidate for the mayor's seat. Mayor
Connie Drescher said several months ago she
would not seek reelection in order to spend more -
time with her family.
"The only thing I hated about this campaign
was that I was running against a guy I really like,"
Cole said. "I'm sorry for John and his family and
sympathize on the loss of his dad. I'm sure that
someday he will be mayor."
Chappie is owner of a lawn care and landscape
company and has been active on city beautification
boards and the city's planning and zoning board,
serving as chair, vicechair and member for number
of years. He was on the board of adjustment and the
city's comprehensive planning committee in the mid-
1980s and land development code committee.
A 25-year resident of the city, he served on a
task force to investigate improvements to drainage
and pedestrian access to Gulf Drive. He also
served on the city's first agency that led to-the
city's first community development block grant.
SThe official qualifying for commission wards
1,2,3 and, the mayor's position is from noon Mon-
day, Sept. 13, to noon Friday, Sept. 17. The elec-
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER U AUGUST 18, 1999 U PAGE 3 IE

Island man claims Bradenton police brutality


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
A Holmes Beach
man claims a Bradenton po-
lice detective punched him,
S' used abusive language and
S denied him his right to an
t attorney following his arrest
Monday, Aug. 16.
However, two detec-
Cripe tives said Gripe's story is
just that: a story.
Russell Cripe, 2917 Gulf Drive, was arrested and
charged with attempted grand theft and forgery after
Bradenton Police Detective Tim Smith served a search
warrant at his home.
Cripe, who owns the restaurant Marley on Mana-
tee Avenue in Bradenton, is in a dispute with his land-
lord, Benderson Development of Clearwater.
Cripe said he spent $150,000 renovating the spot
he leases and is in a feud with Benderson in an attempt
to recover what he claims is a $75,000 overcharge by


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Service is seeking applicants for this year's Mas-
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Participants who complete the intensive training
are certified as Master Gardeners.
Those interested in participating in the pro-
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Police say 'No way'
Benderson's contractor.
SWhen repeated pleas failed to get much response,
Cripe said he wrote a letter to contractor Tim Perez on
letterhead from the Florida Department of Business and
Professional Regulation. It's alleged Cripe wrote the
letter in an effort to get money Cripe claims is owed
him by Benderson. -_: ,..-.
Benderson managing partner Wayne Ruben was at a
trade show and his secretary said he couldn't be reached.
SAfter his arrest about 1 p.m., Cripe said he was
interrogated for several hours by Bradenton police who
attempted to coerce him into signing a confession.
He said he was denied his right to an attorney and
said he was told several times, "You don't exist. You
don't have any rights."
Handcuffed, Cripe says Detective Smith led him
out of the police station to a waiting car.
"As he was putting me in the car behind the
driver's side my glasses got knocked off and fell on the
ground," Cripe said. "I asked [Smith] to pick them up
and he said 'F- you. Who gives a s- about your
glasses.' That's when I said, 'I wish I didn't have these
handcuffs on and you were in street clothes.' That's
when he punched me. It happened very fast."
Sgt. Tim Christensen and Smith say Cripe's ac-
count of abuse never happened.
"There were two detectives with him at all times,"
Christensen said. "When we booked him, he didn't
have a black eye. There was no violence and no need
for violence. He was calm and placid the whole time.
I don't know where he's coming from."
According to Christensen, Cripe told his attorney
that while reaching for something he bumped his head.
"So we've got two versions," Christensen added.
Christensen said Cripe could have gotten the black
eye after he was booked into the jail at Port Manatee.
Cripe's booking photo was taken two hours after he
was brought to the jail, Christensen said.
Detective Smith said he never punched Cripe.
"He was treated well. He was calm and polite and
there was no need for violence," Smith said. "The only


thing I can think is that this could have happened at the
jail. What's so funny is that he was upset when we
served a search warrant, but later on he was apologetic.
He offered to buy us dinner."



Anna Maria City
8/23, 6 p.m., Special meeting on
city pier lease
8/23, 7:30 p.m., Planning and Zoning Board
8/24, 7:30 p.m., Commission meeting
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
778-0781.
Bradenton Beach
8/19, 1 p.m., Commission meeting
8/25, 1 p.m., Commission work session on
bonus and merit pay
8/26, 7 p.m., Public forum on metered parking
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive
N., 778-1005.
Holmes Beach
8/19, 7 p.m., Planning Commission
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.
Of Interest
8/26, 6 p.m., West Side Fire District public
budget hearing, Station 4, 407 67th St. W.,
Bradenton.
8/26, 7 p.m., Anna Maria Fire District public
budget hearing followed by joint meeting with
West Side Fire District, Station 1, 6001
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Information: 741-3900.



Bradenton Beach
Aug. 19, 1 p.m., city commission meeting: Discussion
on flooding problems in northern part of city, discus-
sion of 103 Gulf Drive N. property and public com-
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IM PAGE 4 0 AUGUST 18, 1999 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

Debate over building official erupts in Anna Maria


CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1


we're going to do and how we're going to do it."
Wolfe reminded Shumard of the Government-in-
the-Sunshine Law and said the public can bring any
topic for discussion before the commission.
Shumard replied that the city's charter gives him
the authority to set the agenda.
A resident rose from his seat unidentified and
spoke in agreement with Shumard, saying that
Charnock's case shouldn't be a topic for public discus-
sion. However, the resident suggested that Charnock be
suspended without pay pending the outcome of the
charges against him.
His statement produced disapproval from some
Residents.
Following the meeting Wolfe told The Islander
Bystander he wanted to bring up Charnock's arrest to
recommend Charnock be placed on suspension.
Wolfe said Charnock would be reimbursed for his
loss of pay and put on employment probation for one
year if the charges were dropped, or if he was adjudi-
cated or found not guilty.
Another suggestion he said he planned to make is.
to suspend Charnock pending the result of a psychiat-
ric evaluation.
Prior to being hired by former Mayor Dottie
McChesney in July 1995, Charnock had to undergo
a personality profile as a condition of employment.
The test was administered by Prevue Assessments
International Inc.
Charnock said he was asked to submit to the.test by
McChesney because there was a high turnover rate for
building officials at the time.
McChesney said she doesn't understand the prob-
lems associated with Charnock because he fared well
on the evaluation.
According to "The Stanton Survey," Charnock
scored in the 89 percentile with the city's guideline
being 60. The test gives a breakdown of 20 "Indi-
vidual Traits," which include a person's ability to
work with numbers, words, and shapes and also in-
clude specific personality traits, such as group-ori-


ented, organized and outgoing.
Charnock scored the lowest under the category of
"Working with Numbers," where he received a 2 on a
scale from one to 10, 10 being the best score.
An analysis following the score states, "Mr.
Charnock is well below average in his capacity for
working with written information."
Charnock scored the highest number under the
category of "Poised," where he received a 10.
An analysis following the score states, "Philip
Charnock readily shrugs off criticism. He is poised and
unruffled, and able to cope with most situations in life
without getting upset or irritated."
Charnock was charged with aggravated assault as
a result of a confrontation with Sam Lawton as both
drivers approached the northbound Sunshine Skyway
Bridge toll booth.
Charnock states he was pushed over two lanes by an
"oblivious" Lawton, who was talking on a cell phone.
Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Michael Dahl re-
ported that Lawton claims Charnock refused to allow
him to merge onto Interstate-275 and blared his horn
the entire time he [Lawton] attempted to make his way
over to the next lane.
Dahl told The Islander Bystander Charnock did not
need a permit to carry the gun.
Dahl said, "Charnock had the gun legally, he just dis-
played it illegally. He wasn't supposed to wave it around."
"There are no charges dealing with possession of
the gun," Dahl said.
Lawton said Charnock sped up, spinning his tires,
as he exited the toll booth. Charnock tailgated him for
a couple of miles on the bridge and then pulled along-
side his car and held up a gun, pointing to it for him and
his wife to see, he said.
The Lawtons used their cell phone to notify police
and followed Charnock to his boat-home in St. Peters-
burg, where the troopers caught up with him.
There is nothing specific in the city's employee
handbook or charter outlining disciplinary action for an
employee charged with a crime, unless it's drug related.
The city's most current resolution dealing with


"Employee Work Rules and Regulations" states an
employee found guilty of, or pleading no contest to,
any controlled substance law constitutes grounds for
discipline or discharge.
Otherwise, the charter states city employees can be
removed from office for "just cause."
The cities of Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach
have nothing specific contained in their respective
employee handbooks regarding a situation where an
employee is arrested.
Shumard said he conferred with City Attorney Bob
Hendrickson, who said Anna Maria could be liable if
it suspends Charnock because nothing in the city's
charter or employee handbook is specific with regard
to the arrest of a city employee.
According to information obtained from
Charnock's personnel file, the last time he received an
employee evaluation was Jan. 16, 1996.
The city's resolution requires that city commis-
sioners make an annual review of each employee based
upon performance on June 1 of each year, which is
submitted to the mayor before July 1 for a salary re-
view."
Charnock's six-month review, done by
McChesney, was favorable.
The tone of the meeting was similar to a confron-
tation in April when Wolfe attempted to appoint former
Deputy City Clerk Jerice Wing to city clerk under au-
thority of the city's charter. .
It states, "A majority of the commission may dic-
tate the appointment, suspension, or discharge of any
city employee, administrative officer or official."
At that time Hendrickson told the commission that
the mayor, as administrator of the city, should be al-
lowed to appoint a qualified, person and the commis-
sion shouldn't circumvent the procedure in order to
make its own selection.
Presently, if Wolfe attempts to make a motion for
Charnock's dismissal or suspension, it's questionable
the motion would be adopted by other commissioners.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 AUGUST 18, 1999 U PAGE 5 B3


Boaters cause problems at 'secret' boat ramp


By-Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
It's a case of being loved to death.
Holmes Beach's 63rd Street boat ramp, tucked
into a park setting at the end of a quiet residential
street, was once a well-kept secret among locals.
Now due to word of mouth and unwanted publicity,
it has become "Grand Central Station" for boaters
from Bradenton to central Florida.
Commissioner Sandy Haas-Martens, who re-
sides beside the ramp, told commissioners of field-
ing complaints about conditions at the ramp from
friends and neighbors for the past year and a half.
"We have problems with larger boats coming
and tearing up the ramp," Haas-Martens explained.
"The locals who use this boat ramp day after day
can't park. Boaters are parking in the grass where
residents used to walk their dogs and have picnics.
with their grandkids. Grass and trees are being ru-
ined. It's not a park anymore."
Seaside Gardens Homeowners' Association
owns 62nd and 63rd streets and Seaside Court and
residents complain they can't get into their drive-


ways because of the glut of boats parked there, Haas-
Martens said.
"We need to do something about defining park-
ing and getting it back to a park setting," Haas-Mar-
tens stressed. "It's frustrating. We're picking up
more trash in our yards. I finally had to put up pri-
vate property signs on my yard and dock because
boaters are tying up to my dock while they're wait-
ing to get their vehicles."
Mayor Carol Whitmore said she asked Public
Works Superintendent Joe Duennes and Police Chief
Jay Romine to make recommendations to alleviate
the problems.
"We talked abut limiting the size of the trailers
because it's the large boats that are. killing us."
Whitmore noted.
Commissioner Rick Bohnenberger asked if there
is any area for additional parking. Haas-Martens said
there is space near the rest rooms by the tennis
courts.
Whitmore-noted that the problem will worsen
once the beautification project at the Manatee Av-
enue entrance to the city is completed because park-


ing will be eliminated on the right of way at King
Fish Boat Ramp.
"Your boat ramp has been a secret jewel that has
now been discovered," Bradenton Beach resident
George Mendez noted. "It is becoming more and
more difficult for Island residents to use that ramp.
The ramp is in considerable disrepair because of
excessive use and use by oversized boats."
Mendez offered several recommendations:
Limit the size of the boats that can use the ramp.
Designate parking away from the ramp.
Restrict boats from parking at the dock.
Install no-wake signs.
Increase police presence and enforcement.
"This little boat ramp is the most northern boat
ramp on the Island and it gives you great access to
the Intracoastal," Mendez said. "It's really an ideal
location for boaters, but it was never intended to be
used the way it is being used today. I suggest you
take a real thorough look at it."
Vice Chairman Don Maloney asked that
Duennes and Romine present their recommendations
at the first September work session.


DEBATE, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 4
The remaining Anna Maria commissioners have
indicated they prefer not to "jump the gun" with disci-
plinary action against Charnock, opting instead to let
the legal proceedings play out.
Vice Mayor Robert McElheny said he believes
Charnock made a "bad error in judgment." He doesn't
think disciplinary action should be taken against
Chamock, adding that he'd like to talk with Charnock first.
S-Commissioner George McKay said he was
"shocked" by Charnock's arrest, but he's willing to
allow "due process of law" and not fire or suspend
Charnock on the whim of the commission.
McKay is also fearful the.city may be held liable if it
proceeds with disciplinary action against Charnock.
Commissioner Max Znika said he thinks "some-
thing should be done," but is undecided at this point on


how to proceed.
Outside of city hall, residents are questioning
Charnock's capacity as building official.
Wolfe said he received four phone calls from resi-
dents who say they are tired of abrasive treatment by
Charnock.
Wolfe said he suggested the callers write to city
hall and address their concerns about Charnock to the
mayor and commission.
The newspaper fielded numerous similar calls and
visits from residents who indicate they fear retribution
in future dealings with Charnock. Three residents, who
asked to be anonymous, questioned whether Charnock
will conceal a gun while working.
Shumard is low-key when it comes to talking about
the incident. "I've said little to the media because we
[the city] don't have a right to talk about the case be-
cause we don't know what the facts are," he said.


Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore said if a
similar scenario were played out in that city she would
not immediately suspend the employee because of li-
ability issues.
She said she would consult the city's policies and
procedures manual on how to proceed. If direction
could not be found in its contents, she said she would
then consult the city's labor attorney.
Charnock will be arraigned Friday, Sept. 3, in
Manatee Circuit Court, when he will be allowed to
enter a plea.
If found guilty of aggravated assault, a third-degree
felony, Charnock could face five years in prison and a
statutory fine, according to Assistant State Attorney
Greg Hagopian.
Dave Bristow, Manatee County sheriff's public
information officer, said Charnock has no prior crimi-
nal history in Manatee County.


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/'

Was it bound

to happen?
Anna Maria homeowners, contractors and labor-
ers are saying that Phil Charnock's abrasive, con-
frontational attitude was bound to come to a head.'
Anna Maria city administrators have buried their
heads in the sand with regard to complaints about the
public works director's temperament. As a matter of
fact, no letters of complaint exist in Charnock's person-
nel file, although we know of many, most of which
have gone unanswered.
But immediately following Charnock's arrest,
.Anna Maria folks were relating their apprehensions.
It seems everyone willing to speak out had a
"Charnock" story. Under fear of retribution, they tell
anonymously of difficulty in dealing with him as the
city building inspector over simple procedures and
permitting, claiming he is confrontational to the
point of threats and abusive yelling.
A sign Charnock hung in his office stating, "Wel-
fare should be as hard to get as a building permit," may
have been the beginning of his downfall.
The present predicament is reminiscent of the
mayor's refusal to face problems associated with the
former city clerk's employment and numerous, bla-
tant violations of Florida's public records laws.
As insistent as the concerned residents are, we
agree that discussion regarding Charnock's arrest for
brandishing a gun at a driver on the Sunshine Skyway
Bridge in apparent road rage would have been prema-
ture last week.
The mayor and commissioners didn't have all the
facts regarding the incident, such as the trooper's report
and the witness' account. And, in light of the fact that
Charnock's and the victim's accounts are in conflict,
it's not up to the commission to pass judgment.
S Yet we all know, as Charnock admits, he bran-
dished .22-caliber revolver at the other driver.
Most of us agree that Charnock should be sus-
pended with pay until the charge of aggravated assault
is fesolWed ff ily todtallviate his apparent stress
problems.
And if you think that would leave public works and
the building department crippled for that time period,
we remind folks that all three Island cities have
interlocal agreements for these services.
It's a sad state of affairs in Anna Maria where
the administration's hope for regaining citizen confi-
dence may prove to be impossible.
While we can't begin to predict the eventual out-
come, it's obvious the city needs help and an elec-
tion.


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You get the picture
Before the footing is dug on the new "Welcome to
Bradenton Beach" sign, several issues that seem not to
have been considered should be or live with the con-
sequences.
SFirst, it's a great idea. A respectable sign of some
substance will be beneficial to residents and business alike.
As a resident it's important to draw a sense of community
in a landmark. And while you are not erecting the St.
Louis Arch, the Seattle Needle or even the Paris Eiffel
Tower, you do want to provide an eyeful to be proud of.
After all, Holmes Beach has already erected its
new landmark courtesy of GTE in the form of the cel-
lular communication tower. ,
Now there's a photo op.
As for the Bradenton Beach sign design, to abbre-
viate Florida to a simple "FL" is wrong. This isn't an
envelope. It's a formal representation of the city. For-
mal. Like a wedding invitation. You don't abbreviate
there. You don't abbreviate the sign.
We were taught at Jessie P. Miller Elementary
School that "Florida" was Spanish for "Land of Flow-
ers." How could you abbreviate that?
Besides, folks in Europe and Asia aren't familiar
with our postal code. You do want these "new" dollars
coming into the area don't you? Lord knows Euro dol-
lars helped build up the St. Armands shopping area.
So, please, if no other changes are made, spell out
"Florida" or remove it altogether,
Next, you want the setting and backdrop to be a
world-class photo op. The kind that grows in grandeur
over the years. Rock solid. A place where people stop
so they can snap a picture of themselves to show
they've been to Bradenton Beach. It plants a seed with
everyone that sees that picture.
And if it's a romantic, idyllic shot it will draw more
people to the beach. More people? We don't want more
people? Well, Anna Maria and Holmes Beach may
shun mainlanders and outsiders, but the city on the
south end gets significant support from tourist dollars
in its motel rooms, as do all the eateries and shops
throughout the Island.
Finally the three most important issues: location,
location, location.
Three possible locations come to mind. First the


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foot of Cortez Road slightly askew with the Gulf in the
background seems the most obvious but certainly-
lacks parking for photo op purpose.
The second would be on Coquina Beach off Guilf
Drive South where the road curves east. Again with the
Gulf in the background, but closer to the water. The
third would be on the bay, capturing both the pier and
the village of Cortez in the background.
Very romantic.
All have good and bad points. Arnd perhaps smaller
signage with the words "Bradenton Beach, Florida"
could be used on the bayside to take advantage of this-
vista. The purpose being that visitorss stiap pictures.
Their friends and neighbors see tth results and the seed
is planted. Then their dollars come for a visit and like
it so much they stay. Not the tourists their dollars.'
These dollars mean more city dollars to build better
facilities for the future. "
So, whatever is decided, I hope the city isn't
penny-wise and pound foolish.
It would be most advantageous if the sign allowed
visitors a place to sit or stand and be a part of the monu-
ment without obscuring the city's name.
The cost of bringing in a few large rocks and a
variety of palms and sea oats geared toward creating a
place everyone will want to stop. and take a picture of
is ... well, you get the picture.
David Reid, Hollywood, 'Calif.

Park and walk
I like it that there is much less traffic. trash and noise
on Gladiolus Street. I like the smell of the salt air without
automobile pollutants. We all know tlhai the closer you live
to the water the higher price you pay. There is beauty here
for everyone. I've been reading complaints from residents
and non-residents about a few new "No Parking" spots on
the north end of Anna Maria.
Now listen, here is the beauty part. Park you car at
beautiful Bayfront Park where there are lots of facili-
ties; drinking fountain, shower, toilet, trash receptacles,
picnic areas, barbecue pits, shade, telephones, etc. Now
walk along the sand north around the beautiful bend to
Bean Point.
Get the point? Or was that too much exercise?
D. McCartney, Anna Maria





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THOSE WERE THE lAYS

_______________ Part 12, A Soldier's Story
by June Alder _________________


Poison gas and high explosives took a terrible toll on the American divisions
along the Marne.


MIDNIGHT ON

THE MARNE


From the day they reached the River
Marne sector in June 1918 there was
nothing but hard labor for Anna Maria
Islander Clair Jones and his outfit. His
fellow engineer Will Austin barely had
time to jot down brief notes in his diary
at night:
SJune 15: The first platoon went to
work digging more trenches near the
Marne River.
June 16: Dug trenches and made
hurdles.
June 17: Working in woods near
camp getting out materials for dugouts.
Came upon two hogs, a cow, and big
bunch of fresh onions. These items were
seized joyfully.
June 18: Getting out pit props and
cutting timber.
June 22: The detail constructing
our headquarters dugout was shelled.
Casualties were: Private Gordon Lind
killed. Sgt, Christenson hit in left arm.
Farrel wounded in the stomach. Clinchy
hit on helmet with shrapnel, cutting hole
in it but not injuring him. McGuire got
badly sprained ankle when he jumped
into a hole.,
Similar entries were repeated over and
over in Will's diary throughout June and
July. The Fourth of July holiday passed
unnoticed and on July 6 all that Will re-
corded was, "Something doing, don't
know what. Everybody maldking up packs."
That week Clair dashed off a letter
to his sister, Kathleen ("Kit Kat" he
called her). "The French Blue Devils
making a big offensive this morning at
10 o'clock," he commented. Perhaps


this was a hint to Kathleen about what
was ahead for the American troops.
The other main news item was about
catching a glimpse of Gen. "Black
Jack" Pershing when he visited Com-
pany E headquarters.
July 14: French holiday, Bastille
Day. We had found a wine cellar in the
ruins of a house. We finished it off with
the Frenchies.
That night, after the revelers had
sacked out, the sky lit up with shellfire
over their heads from American
guns. Some German prisoners had
tipped off the Americans about a mid-
night attack by the Boche. The shells
were aimed at the German trenches,
cranmmuned with men awaiting the signal
to attack.
Exactly at midnight on July 15 the
Germans unleashed their barrage. It
was a gas attack. More than 17,500
rounds of gas shells, adding up to 35
tons of explosives, rained down on .the
American divisions along the Marne.
The slaughter on that fateful Friday
was horrendous, on both sides. When
Company E assembled next day, Will
Austin wrote, only 133 of the 250 men
in Company E answered roll call.
Nearly half the company had been
killed or wounded.
One of the casualties was Clair
Jones. He had been gassed while trying
to help two wounded comrades.

Next: Don't worry,
Mother


Back inthe States school children were celebrating the Fourth of July with pride.
Back tin h States school children -were celebrating the Fourth of July with pride.


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Anna Maria residents put park out to pasture


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
A proposed Anna Maria park and nature preserve
bit the dust last week.
Commissioners voted overwhelmingly to with-
draw a $1,829,500 grant application for acquisition of
3.8 acres of undeveloped land situated between Loquat
and Magnolia on South Bay Boulevard.
Their decision was in part due to the steadfastness
of resident John Trivers along with letters and phone
calls from other concerned residents.
It was "standing room only" at city hall when
Trivers, of 309 S. Bay Blvd., came before the Anna
Maria City Commission to continue discussion he ini-
tiated at a July 27 meeting.
Demanding the city take action, he asked for the
stance of commissioners which was followed by a vote.
In nine days, Trivers and his wife, Karen, collected
236 signatures on a petition. Trivers noted this is a sta-
tistically significant number, representing 15 percent of
the city's registered voters.
Trivers said, "The reason why so many signed the
petition is because they're sick and tired of being sick
and tired of a government that doesn't include us,"
adding, "We all heard about the grant after it was al-
ready in the state's hands."
He said the city may or may not recoup the cost of
developing the park with future grants, but what the
city can't write off is the cost associated with prepar-
ing the grant.
Mayor Chuck Shumard and Public Works Director
Phil Charnock said the city would not incur the expense


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of the grant writing done by Jordan and Associates or the
engineering study to identify species of trees, plants and
animals done by Najjar and Shroyer Inc.
Charnock and Shumard said money spent for
grantwriting and engineering services will come out of
commission fees from which $60,000 has been set
aside for miscellaneous expenses.
Florida Communities Trust Executive Director
Anne Peery, the grant issuer, told Trivers and The Is-
lander Bystander the state will not pay for any costs
associated with grant writing, nor will it pay for the
engineering study regardless of whether the city re-
ceives the grant or not.
The city has received a bill from Jordan's office for
$965, but is awaiting the bill from the engineers.
Trivers, his wife Karen, and resident Georgia Van
Cleave, who is a grant writer, did an analysis of the
grant applications sent to the state and they claim to
have found many errors.
Trivers said the document is unprofessional "with far
too many errors and misstatements all meant to en-
hance the grant application." He says it first went to the
state as 12 acres, but was resubmitted later as 3.8 acres.
Another inconsistency in the grant application
states the property is zoned medium density, when in
fact it is zoned low density, he said.
The nature trail Shumard and Charnock say they
envisioned would be sparse, because the grant would
require all exotics, including 160 Australian pines and
Brazilian peppers be removed, leaving what Trivers
called "35 pitiful palms."
Trivers said, "And when it's done, we'll have cre-
ated a park that is singularly unattractive, will exacer-
bate parking, may not be used by locals and will cre-
ate a mess in our canals.
"The only one to gain is the grantwriter, Barbara
Jordan," he said.
Trivers said Jordan told him residents should support
the city's plans to turn the property into a park because
there is a risk the U.S. Housing and Urban Development
might buy the property for low income housing, or a drug
rehabilitation facility might purchase the property.
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Commissioner Doug Wolfe said Jordan called and
lobbied the best she could to get the commission to ap-
prove the grant application.
"People come to Anna Maria to go to the beach,
not to sit in a park. This city does not want a park, this
city does not need a park," Wolfe said.
Commissioner Max Znika said Jordan also called
him and she is misinformed about the amount of money
the city will forgo in property taxes if the land is devel-
oped. He estimates the 14 lots at $5,000 each would
yield the city $70,000 a year if someone were to build
houses.
Znika said, "I think the city needs the income from
the real estate to run the city more than it needs a do-
nothing park."
Vice Mayor Robert McElheny said he's against the
park because Charnock and the mayor didn't involve
the commission.
He said he's not opposed to creating green space
in the city and reducing what density the city has at this
point, as it's part of the city's comprehensive plan.
However, because it wasn't done in a responsible man-
ner and citizens weren't involved in the process, he said
he is "definitely not for it."
Commissioner George McKay, who made a mo-
tion to pull the application, said it was meant for an
open area, not for a park.
Shumard said, "If the people don't want it, then I
don't want it."
McElheny commented that it was the most people
he has seen at a meeting in four years and suggested
residents read upcoming agendas, posted at the post
office and city hall.
He said, "I also suggest, before it comes to your
back yard, Mr. Trivers, that you become involved with
what's happening in somebody else's back yard, be-
cause that's the only way government works. Not with
protest, but with involvement of the city's residents
before it becomes an issue."
Resident Carol Ann Magill called foul on
McElheny's comment, saying that Trivers' presenta-
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In one of the shortest-lived victories of late, the
Florida Cabinet unanimously endorsed Port Manatee
expansion plans only to have the matter immediately
appealed to an administrative law judge.
The administrative hearing action is expected to
add at least another year to the process. The appeal
was filed by environmental group ManaSota-88,
which has steadfastly opposed the port's growth
plans.
Proposed is a $30 million expansion of the port,


THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 AUGUST 18, 1999 0 PAGE 9 R]

plan; environmentalists file appeal


created in 1968 in northern Manatee County on the
shores of Tampa Bay. The expansion would include
adding berths for ships, a fumrning basin and enhanced
shoreside facilities.
At issue is the amount of bottom land that would
be disturbed during the dredging process. Port offi-
cials want state approval to disturb 88 acres of shal-
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appointed from the Division of Administrative Hear-
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scheduled by the end of the year, with a recom-
mended order offered by next spring.
Steve. Tyndal, spokesman for Manatee County
Port Authority, said the unanimous vote by the Cabi-
net was a surprise.
"We didn't expect a 7-0 vote: Our goal was 5-2,"
he said. "A 7-0 vote is a strong endorsement of what
we're trying to do."
To calm the fears of environmentalists, Tyndal
said the port "has hired perhaps the leading expert in
replanting seagrass." Robin Lewis of Tampa, a noted
seagrass expert retained by the port, has been in-
volved in more than. 100 seagrass mitigations includ-
ing a 100-acre replanting when the new Seven-Mile
Bridge in the Florida Keys was built.
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amount of seagrass by 20 percent, Tyndal said.
Instead of sending down seagrass shoots like
plugs, Lewis opts to literally cut beds of seagrass,
roll them up like carpet and replant them as a
homeowner would when resodding his lawn.
The port has committed to transplanting 25 acres
of seagrass in eight areas around the port.
"We're committed to making this work, not only
the seagrass but the manatee and mangrove protec-
tion areas," Tyndal said. "We've been saying all
along we wanted to do the right thing. The mitigation
plan alone is going to cost $2 million."

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award to Gilbert "Gib" Bergquistfor his years of dedication and countless hours of volunteer work to the
children and families the Center serves. Bergquist was a Little League coach for nearly two decades and
served on the Center's board. Islander Photo: David Futch


State chamber chiefs
pick LBK's Loefgren
Gail Loefgren, president of the Longboat Key
Chamber of Commerce, has been elected president of
the Florida Chamber of Commerce Executives Asso-
ciation at its annual meeting.
Loefgren, president of the Longboat Chamber for
six years, has been vice president and treasurer of the
statewide organization.

Island organists seated
by organization
Two Anna Maria Island organists have been in-
stalled as officers of the Sarasota-Manatee Chapter of
the American Guild of Organists.
Carl Parks, organist and choirmaster of Gloria Dei
Lutheran church, was installed as dean of the organi-
zation. Thomas Tenny, organist and choirmaster of the
Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, was seated as
a member of the executive committee.
The national organization was founded in 1896. the
Sarasota-Manatee chapter represents 100 or more
members from south of Tampa to Fort Myers.

Island Real Estate
helping WOW
Island Real Estate has embarked on a program in
support of children and education by making a dona-
tion from the closing of every transaction to Anna
Maria Island Elementary School.
The money will go to the school's WOW program
to expand computer education and utilization. The do-
nations will be paid to the school monthly.

Manatee entities win
achievement award
Manatee County Circuit Court Clerk R.B. Shore,
and the city of Palmetto have won the National Asso-
ciation of Counties achievement award in the arts and
historic preservation category. It was presented for the
cooperative effort to create a historical village within
SPalmetto, restoring four historic buildings and provid-
ing staff for public viewing of the park.

'Good Morning Longboat'
breakfast coming
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce will
host its August member breakfast "Good Morning
Longboat Key" at the Chamber office, 6854 Gulf of
Mexico Drive, at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25.
Chamber Board Chairman JoAnn Wolverton and
President Gail Loefgren will discuss the organization's
structure and member programs. The event is open to
new, current and prospective members. Details are
available at 387-9519.


Center soccer camp
this week
The Island Football Club adult soccer team
will coach a three-day soccer camp beginning
Aug. 18 and running through Friday, Aug. 20,
for the Anna Maria Island Community Center
fall soccer program.
The camp is aimed at boys and girls ages 5
to 13 and will be held at the Center, 407 Mag-
nolia Ave., Anna Maria City.
Playing age is determined by how old you
are on Aug. 27.
Camp starts at 6 p.m. and the cost is $20 for
all three nights. All children are welcome to the
camp that kicks off the Center's fall soccer pro-
gram.
The Center says they have a great group of
knowledgeable coaches, some having played in
professional leagues in Great Britain and South
America, to conduct the camp and give pointers.


Jazz Club international,
boosts awards
The Jazz Club of Sarasota scholarship program
has taken two great leaps it has gone international
for the first time, and boosted its award total from
$5,000 last year to $9,000.
Topping the awards announced this week was
$1,500 to a young Indonesian, who will study piano
in Boston. Also awarded were five $1,000 scholar-
ships and five of $500 each. Seventy-five young
musicians from around the world sought the schol-
arships.
On the local front, the club's opening event of
the season will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21. Jack
Petersen will perform the music of Harry Warren in
a Jazz Club Jam at Holley Hall, 709 N. Tamiami
Trail, Sarasota. Details are available at 366-1552.

Cops get Jet Ski
The Longboat Key Police Department has added a
new vehicle to its fleet, a Kawasaki Jet Ski personal
watercraft provided by Action Jet Sports of Bradenton.
Chief John Kintz said the vessel will be used for patrol-
ling shallow waters, rescuing swimmers and towing
disabled boats.

Kovals celebrate
65 years together
Stephen "Jack" and Marie Koval of Holmes Beach
celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Aug. 4.
They were married Aug. 4, 1934. The Kovals
have a son, Ron, two grandchildren and one great-
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 AUGUST 18, 1999 M PAGE 11 ED


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Sadie is OK, baby turtles all up and down the beach
have improving survival chances now, and Anna Maria
Island has escaped the trauma of dead adult logger-
heads washing up on its beaches.
After a time of turmoil and anger over inshore
lights luring hatchlings to their death away from the
life-giving Gulf of Mexico, the picture has improved
and Suzi Fox is much happier.
She has her fingers crossed, though.
Many hatchlings still are being disoriented by
lights at the concession services at Coquina Beach, she
said, and two or three babies are found stranded almost
every morning in the restrooms there. Manatee County
is working on it, she said.
She holds the state turtle preservation permit for
the Island, and she and her fellow Turtle Watch volun-
teers are caging every nest they know about in the area..
"But, there are at least 10 cages that shouldn't have to
be there," she said.
The cages keep-the hatchlings safely in place when
they dig their way up and out of the two-foot-deep
nests, so Turtle Watchers can move them to the safety
of the Gulf at first daylight. Instinct attracts the
hatchlings to light, and if the lights inshore are brighter
than than the Gulf horizon, they're doomed.
But in general lights all up and down the Island have


been shielded from the beach or turned off, she said.
Motion sensor lights ones that come on and off auto-
matically for short periods are providing public safety
where there are concerns for burglaries or liability.
It's as well, for hatchlings are virtually pouring out
of nests now, about one-third of the way through the
season. Seventy-five nests have hatched so far, one
night alone nine came to life. At an average 100 babies
per nest, that's a lot of turtles.
Sadie's surgery apparently is a great success, al-
though her appetite hasn't fully recovered yet, said Fox.
The big mother loggerhead, better named Ms.
Humpty Dumpty, cracked her underside shell stum-
bling off a seawall into a rock jetty at Coquina Beach
last month. Volunteers wrestled her onto a county
front-end loader and then into Fox's truck bed, where
she took a ride to Mote Marine Laboratory.
She was highly pregnant, and Mote scientists gave
her a human birth-inducing hormone to help her emit
59 eggs, which were buried in Coquina sand.
Last week Mote surgeons stitched three stainless
steel plates onto Sadie's shell to give her security when
she eventually goes back to sea.
Now Mote and the Island Turtle Watch are inun-
dated with letters, e-mail and phone calls from people
all over the country who want to visit Sadie. She is in
rehab now, but will go to Mote's aquarium nearby
when she's well enough to receive visitors.

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Marian Elizabeth Young Andrews, 88, of Cortez,
formerly of Avon, Conn., and Truro, Mass., died Aug.
8.
Mrs. Andrews, known as Betty to her friends,
graduated from Duke University and worked at home
as a bookkeeper. She was a talented needlepointer,
accomplished bridge player and a gourmet cook. She
was an active volunteer with the Child and Family
Services of Connecticut and the Heritage Village
Women's Exchange.
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Island Chapel, Longboat Key. In lieu of flowers, me-
morial donations may be made to Hospice of South-
west Florida, 3355 26th Street W., Bradenton, FL
34209.
She is survived by son Earnest T. Andrews III; two
daughters, Susan A. Nisula and Jane A. Aiken, seven
grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Anna Jahn Garver
Anna Jahn Garver, 84, of Bradenton, died Aug. 11
at home.
Mrs. Garver was a graduate of the Philadelphia
College of the Bible and became a registered nurse
after training at Hahnemann University School of
Nursing, Philadelphia. She was a Red Cross bloodmo-
bile nurse in the Philadelphia chapter and served as
school nurse for 15 years for the Willingboro Educa-
tion Board in.N.J. She was a member of Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church, Holmes Beach.


A memorial service will be scheduled at a later
date. Mrs. Garvers will be interned at the memorial
gardens of the Lutheran Theological Seminary at
Gettysburg, Pa. In lieu of flowers, donations may be
made to Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217, or Hospice of South-
west Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.
She is survived by her husband, the Rev. George
L. Garver of Bradenton; three daughters, Dori Barnett
Pierson of Palmetto, Georganne Fischer of Virginia
Beach, Va., and Donna Henry of Skillman, N.J.; two
sons, Philip of Voorhees, N.J., and Paul of Marlton,
N.J.; a sister, Dorothy Kershner of Myerstown, Pa.; and
six grandchildren.


Harry Myford
Harry Myford, 77, of Cortez, died Aug. 11 in Blake
Medical Center.
Born in Clairton, Pa., Mr. Myford came to Mana-
tee County from St. Petersburg in 1965. He was a self-
employed carpenter. He served in the U.S. Army Air
Corps during World War II.
Services will be private. Kicliter Funeral Home,
Palmetto, is in charge of arrangements. Memorial con-
tributions may be made to Hospice of Southwest
Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.
He is survived by his wife, Maxine; three daugh-
ters, Carollee Garvey of Cape Coral, Peggy Gadoury of
Cortez, and Sandra M. Masengale of Parrish; two step-
sons, Norman "Chip" Jenkins, and Kenneth E. Jenkins,
both of Cortez; nine grandchildren; and six great-
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Beans find it difficult to get away from Islands


By David Futch
SIslander Reporter
John.E. Bean recalls the first time he came to. Anna
Maria Island with his family nearly a half-century ago.
"You had to make sure you brought everything
with you. Groceries, medicine. Everything," Bean said.
"And you couldn't believe the mosquitoes. There were
so many of them you could swing a quart jar and get a
gallon of them.
"You also couldn't believe the fishing and amount
of sea life around. We used to be able to walk into the
water and fill a wash tub with scallops or crabs."
More Beans have spent more time on barrier is-
lands along this coast than just about any other family.
The north end of Anna Maria Island Bean Point -
bears the family name.
Bean, who lives in Tampa but spends summer days
on North Longboat Key with his wife, Vilma, and son
John E. Bean Jr. and family, takes pride in knowing his
great-great grandfather was one of Anna Maria Island's
first settlers.
As a young man, George Emerson Bean camped
on Gulf Coast islands and was fascinated by them. He
went back to New England, raised a family then re-
turned to Florida, sailing to Femrnandinajust north of St.
Augustine,
In 1893, Bean and family spent weeks crossing
Florida to Tampa in a covered wagon, stopping prima-
rily because his wife had contracted malaria and could
not go on.
His son George W. Bean became postmaster in
Tampa in 1901. Not so ironically, John Bean, 56, and
his son John Bean Jr., 34, today are postal workers in
Tampa and Sarasota, respectively.
John Bean's father Charles Bean worked for Sea-
board Coast Line in Tampa for 40 years. His uncle
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Siphoned sand will land at Bayfront Park


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
In spite of turtle season, the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection is giving the go-ahead for the
cities of Anna Maria and Holmes Beach to proceed
with the Bimini Bay dredging project.
Anna Maria Public Works Director Phil Charnock
said he's been working with Suzi Fox, the Island's
turtle preservation permit holder, to ensure the turtles
are protected during the two weeks it will take to com-


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From the good folks at the Florida Depart-
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Florida has more than 7,700 freshwater
lakes and more than 8,000 miles of shoreline.
More than 90 percent of Floridians depend
on groundwater as their primary source of drink-
ing water. The average Floridian uses 175 gallons
of water per day.
Saltwater comprises 97 percent of the
world's water supply. Most of the remaining 3
percent of fresh water is inaccessible because it is
in the form of polar ice caps, remote glaciers and
icebergs. Only 1/2 percent of all the water on
earth is usuable fresh water, making it among the
rarest substances on the planet.


BEANS, FROM PAGE 12


In a letter to John Bean, Barbour writes, "John
Bean, born as John McBean, landed in Boston on Feb.
24, 1652, aboard a ship called 'The John & Sarah.'
There were 272 men aboard, all prisoners from the
SBaitle of Worcester, which they lost, because through,
the perfidy of the king, there was no ammunition. They.
%,ere to be sold as indentured workers to pay for their
cost of transportation to America where Oliver
Cromwell thought they would be well out of his way.
The ship's clerk, who made out the names of the men
aboard, dropped the Mc from the names and John Bean
never used it again. In 1677 after the death of Cromwell
and King Charles of Scotland, John took an oath of
allegiance to the crown."
John Bean Jr. did find one important link to the
past while investigating the family tree in Scotland.
He discovered a book called "The Clans of the


plete the project.
The project, which has taken two years to get un-
der way, will start sometime next week, according to
Charnock.
Charnock said there have been numerous snags
along the way with various agencies denying permits
for a host of reasons and he is thankful the cities don't
have to wait until turtle season is over.
An estimated 11,000 cubic yards of sand from the
1,800-foot main channel and the "dog-leg" channel
leading to Galati Marine will be removed and staged
near the southern two pavilions at Bayfront Park,
Charnock said.
A pre-dug pit, 12 feet deep and 100 feet long will
help contain the sand.
Charnock said the sand pile will be 250 feet by 100
feet wide and 15 feet tall.
Charnock said he tried to get the sand placed on the
beaches, but colonization tests resulted in the sand be-
ing too gray.
In addition, officials from the DEP said the sand
would destroy the beaches' thriving tornado worms.
The sand will flow in a sealed pipe from the Key
Royale inlet just below the mean high water to the
mean low water, up under the city pier, over the pedes-
trian walkway and into the holding area where water
will be drained from the sand.
The pipe will come on shore north of the dumpster
at the city pier just before the jetty, take a 45-degree
turn, passing across the pedestrian walkway and then
over the Humpback Bridge.
Once contained, the sand will be transported to the


Scottish Highlands" by R.R. Mclan.
In it is a color lithograph of a McBean with sword
raised against an enemy troop with musket firing.
"That's just like a Bean," said John Bean, "to take
a knife to a gunfight."'
SAlthough they enjoy the solitude of summeringon
Longboat Key, the signs are obvious that more and
-more people are intruding on paradise.
S"I like there because it's peaceful, quiet, not com-
mercialized," John Bean said. "But we feel like
Longboat is getting too busy and we're thinking of
looking elsewhere. When we stayed here in the 1960s
we had to drive to Sarasota to go out to dinner."
Vilma Bean agrees.
"What's nice about Longboat and Anna Maria is
there are no fast food joints. It's slow paced. Not like
Clearwater Beach or Pinellas," Vilma said. "I think
that's why you see more and more Europeans flocking
here."
The restless Beans. Where will they go next?


city dump.
The project is subsidized by a $150,000 grant from
the West Coast Inland Navigation District. The total
cost is $224,657 and the work will be performed by
Energy Resources Inc.
The Bimini Bay inlet splits the Holmes Beach-
Anna Maria city lines with costs being shared equally
by the two cities. Galati Marine will pay its share of
cost to dredge from the inlet to the marina, which
Chamock estimates to be $23,000.


Mind joggers win
Rickie Arndld, of Bradenton Beach, seated, hears
words of praise from Diana Kingree, president of
Pilot International, at convention in New Orleans.
Arnold heads the Manatee County Pilot Club, which
won second place internationally for its "mind
jogging" program which assists elderly persons in
recalling their past. Pilot is a volunteer service
organization dedicated to improving the quality of
life of communities. It grants scholarships for
programs studying neurological problems.


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Fellow Islanders
Anna Maria Islanders take The Islander Bystander's good word to Bahama
islanders on a cruise there -from left Donnie Remig, two more or less im-
pressed Royal Bahamian police officers, Chris Remig and Drew Adams, the latter
a former Anna Maria resident.


Cool Islanders
Milt and Jean Cross of Anna Maria check out The Islander Bystander on the
tundra above the Arctic Circle at Kotzebue, Alaska,


Magnificent trails
Marion Duncan, of Anna Maria, completed a 33-mile trek through history along
one of North America's most-fabled treks, the Chilkoot Trail in Alaska and
Canada. The site is one of thrle main routes taken by three Klondike Gold Rush
adventurers 1o the gold mines of the Yukon. The Chilkoot Pass is crossed 17 miles
into the trip at the United States-Canada border and reaches a height,of 3S550O
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Open house tonight at Anna Maria Island school


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
Students and parents are invited to Anna
Maria Elementary School's open house from 5 to
6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18.
School Secretary Anne Floto said it's an op-
portunity for students and parents to meet and
greet teachers and visit classrooms before school
officially starts Monday, Aug. 23.


Floto would like to remind parents to turn in all
necessary paperwork to complete their children's
health files, including proof of immunizations, so chil-
dren won't be at risk of missing the first day of school.
President of the Parent-Teacher Organization
Joyce Karp said school supplies will be available for
purchase. Packages contain everything the student
will need for his or her class. Kindergarten and first-
grade packages cost $9, supplies for second, third


and fourth grade cost $12 and packages for fifth
graders is $15.
Gary Wooten, general manager of the Sandbar
restaurant, said his restaurant is helping the school
raise money for education by offering hours
d'oeuvres and snacks for $1 to $2 at the open house.
Floto said the office will be open for parents
who need to turn in last-minute paperwork.
For more information, call 708-5525.


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stops! As you hurry to and from work and appointments, kids are hurrying to
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Firefighter challenges himself, others


ByPat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Firefighters love a challenge.
On Saturday, Aug. 14, West Manatee Firefighter
Tim Hyden traveled to Stuart, Fla., for the ultimate
challenge the Firefighter's Combat Challenge.
The challenge is a contest of endurance and skill
in which participating firefighters perform five pun-
ishing tasks while battling against a time clock.
In addition to challenging himself, the 39-year-
old Hyden hopes to re-ignite the spark of competi-
tiveness in colleagues from his and other local fire
departments.
"I hope my participation will encourage others
from the department to join me in the future," Hyden


said. "We need to do things as a group to foster team
spirit. It's great physical training because you must
be in excellent shape to participate."
The challenges are held 25 times a year in vari-
ous locations across the country, each one hosted by
a different fire department. The contest takes about
three hours.
"I normally work out, but I increased my work-
out for the past six weeks to prepare for the chal-
lenge," Hyden said. "I work out at the Cedar Ham-
mock training tower. I don't have the time or re-
sources to go through the full course at one time, so
I've been working on each event individually."
The challenge starts with each firefighter
dressed in 50 pounds of gear including helmet,
gloves and an air pack for breathing. Firefighters
run the course in pairs, but are not competing
against each other.
"We start at the base of a six-story scaffolding
tower where we pick up a 100-foot flaked [accor-
dion-fold] hose," Hyden explained. "We sling the
45-pound hose up over our shoulders and go up the
tower as fast as we can."
At the top of the tower, participants discard the
hose and grab a rope attached to another 45-pound
hose hanging over the railing. They must pull this
hose hand over hand onto the platform at the top of
the tower.
"We then run back down the tower to the next
event a Keiser-block force machine," Hyden
said. "We straddle a 165-pound steel beam, grab a
sledge hammer and hit the beam, trying to move it
sideways five feet. It takes about 15 to 20 wacks."
This is followed by a 140-foot walk through a


course of cones to give participants a few minutes of
rest before picking up a fire hose fully charged with
water. They must sling the 125-foot hose over their
shoulders and drag it 75 feet.
"The last event involves a 175-pound, full-sized
mannequin lying on its back," Hyden said, "which we
must lift from behind, and with our arms around his
chest, drag him 100 feet while walking backward.
Hyden completed Saturday's challenge in 3:26
minutes. Earlier he said his goal was to beat three min-
utes because the last time he took the challenge in 1994,
his time was 3:01 minutes. He said several of the 85
participants finished in the two-minute range.
"I didn't quite do what I wanted," Hyden said.
"Once I got started, I realized that I wasn't going to
beat my previous time. You really have to practice
the events in sequence and I wasn't able to do that.
But I was able to identify areas to work on for the
next challenge '
Hyden said one of the most encouraging aspects
of the event was the support of the team of
firefighters from Sarasota. .
"They checked my gear beforehand and cheered
me on during the event," Hyden said. "They also in-
vited me to train with them at the fie academy in
Sarasota in preparation for next challenge to be held
in Orlando in March. They're a great bunch of
guys."
Hyden has been a full-time West Manatee
firefighter since 1996. Prior to that he served as a
volunteer for four years. The volunteer organizations
of the merging West Side and Anna Maria fire de-
partments paid a portion Hyden's expenses for the
trip.


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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Aug. 3, domestic battery, 300
block of Iris Street. Two subjects got
into an argument that turned violent.
One subject was determined to be the
aggressor and was placed in custody,
said the report.
Aug. 3, DUI, 8500 block of Gulf
Drive. The deputy observed Robert
Colley, 49, of Holmes Beach, driving
without a tail light and stopped him. The
deputy said Colley smelled of an alco-
holic beverage, administered field per-
formance tests and placed Colley in cus-
tody.
Aug. 5, criminal mischief, 101
South Bay Blvd. The deputy observed
the subject writing names in wet con-
crete at the shopping center under con-
struction.
Aug. 11, found marijuana,
Bayfront Park. After a consent to search
the deputy found a half-smoked mari-
juana cigarette in the juvenile subject's
wallet. The drug was confiscated.

Bradenton Beach
Aug. 6, burglary to an automobile,
Cortez Beach. The victim reported he
returned to his vehicle and found the
glove box open and a 35-mm camera
valued at $50 and a checkbook missing.
Aug. 8, confiscated driver's li-
cense, Coquina Beach. The officer was
clearing the park after closing and the
juvenile subject drove up and parked.
The officer asked for his identification
and the. subject produced a driver's li-
cense that was cut up and taped together.
The officer confiscated the license and
the subject was,- turned over to -his
mother.
Aug. 9, lost property a cellular
phone valued at $133.37, somewhere in
Bradenton Beach.
*Aug. 9, possession of marijuana,
warrant, 107 Bridge St., Key West
Willy's parking lot. The officer on foot
patrol observed Dean A. Bartolo, 28, of
Clearwater, smoking a marijuana ciga-
rette and placed him in custody.
While investigating a group of
people in the-parking lot, the officer
Observed Eric W. Preble, 21, walk by.
The officer said he knew Preble to have
a warrantand placed him in custody.
During a search of Preble, the officer
said he found a bag of marijuana.
/* Aug., 10, warrant, 400 block of
Gulf Drive North. The officer observed
the intoxicated subject walking on the
roadway and a check revealed he had a
warrant. He was placed in custody.
; .* Aug. 10, DWLS, 700 block of,
Gulf Drive South. The officer observed
the subject traveling at a high rate of'
speed and passing vehicles on the right
of way and stopped him. A check
showed his driver's license was sus-
pended and he \\as placed in custody.-
Aug. 11. seized driver's license,'.
Coquina Beach. The subject was in the
park after closing and a check showed
his driver's license \vas revoked. The
officer seized the driver's license and
the subject was released with a verbal
warning.
Aug. I I. alcohol violation 107
Bridge St.. Key West W\Villy's parking
lot. The officer observed the subject
consuming a beer in the parking lot and
placed him in custody.
Aug. 12, bomb threat, 1501 Gulf
Drive N., Smuggler's Cove. The com-
plainant reported he received a phone
call stating there was a bomb in his bed.
The officer contacted GTE to trace the


Officer draws
gun during
incident at
Publix
Holmes Beach Officer Eric
Kuusela drew his service weapon
on an Anna Maria man in the
Publix parking lot Aug. 7, think-
ing he was thwarting a kidnap-
ping.
According to Officer Henry
Frappier's investigation, Kuusela
was working crime prevention
detail at the supermarket about 2
p.m. when he was alerted by a
"group of screaming females"
that Karen Curry, 35, of
Bradenton, ran out of the store
"holding her one-year-old child
by the neck."
Kuusela said he observed
Curry place the child in the back
of a large white car which was
starting to move forward out of its
parking space. Kuusela said he
then observed Curry dive into the
back seat with her legs and feet
hanging out of the car as it contin-
ued to move.
He ordered the driver, Brian
Rosenberg, 35, of Anna Maria, to
stop the car for fear that further
movement would injure Curry,
Kuusela said. After his orders to
stop the vehicle were ignored,
Kuusela said he drew his service
weapon and again ordered
Rosenberg to stop. He said
Rosenberg then stopped the ve-
hicle.'
During his investigation,
Frappier said he learned that
Curry and Rosenberg had an ar-
gument in the store. Not wanting
to be embarrassed in public,
Rosenberg said he decided to
leave the store and Curry and the
child, said the report. Curry was
attempting to get into the car so as
not to be abandoned.
According to the report,
Rosenberg said he did not stop for
Kuusela because he didn't know
he was a police officer. However,
Frappier noted that Kuusela was
in uniform, sporting two badges
as well as wording in numerous
places on his clothes and cap that
he is a police officer.
Once all parties calmed
down, Rosenberg and 'Curry
madeup and left the scene, said
the report.


call but GTE was unable to do so. The
officer checked the condominium but
found nothing.
S Aug. 11, DWLS with knowledge,
:Cortez Road and Gulf Drive. The of-
ficer was performing a traffic stop and
found the subject's driver's license was
suspended. The subject was placed in
custody .

Holmes Beach
Aug. 6, DUI, 5300 block of
Holmes Boulevard. Witnesses reported
a vehicle traveled off the right side of
the road, hit a parked vehicle and
turned south on Gulf Drive. Based on
the witnesses description, a Bradenton
Beach officer located the vehicle and
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A bigger lagoon at Leffis Key is
pretty much done, with grading and
polishing in store for the end of the
week plus some marsh grass plant-
ing later this month.
The waterfront project expanded
marine habitats for birds, fish, crabs
and other marine life. Leffis Key is
across the beach from Coquina Beach
in Bradenton Beach.


Much of the sand dredged from the
lagoonal expansion will be placed in
Anna Maria Sound near a deep hole.
providing shallower water that should
allow seagrass beds to flourish.
The project was funded by a grant
from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
and from fines assessed against pollut-
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... and volunteers sought Friday,
Saturday for plantings


Volunteer "gardeners" are being
asked to convene at Leffis Key Fri-
day and Saturday morning to help
plant native vegetation. ,
The Coquina BayWalk was the
focus of volunteers in 1994, when
more than 50,000 plants and trees
were placed at the habitat restoration
site. Now, with the completion of a
new lagoon system running north of
the 30-plus-acre site, plants and vol-


STREETLIFE, FROM PAGE 17
held the driver until the officer arrived.
The officer said he questioned the
driver, Bonnie A. Murray, 45, of
Holmes Beach, who admitted to hitting
the parked vehicle. The officer admin-
istered field performance tests and
placed Murray in custody.
Aug. 7, burglary, 6900 Gulf
Drive., Bali Hai resort. The victim re-
ported an unknown person entered the
room and .removed a purse and wallet.
The purse and wallet were later found
on the beach north of the motel with
$90 and eight to 10 lottery tickets miss-
ing.
Aug. 7, damage, 6300 block of
Marina Drive. The victim returned
from a boat ride and found an unknown
person punctured the tires on the left
side of his vehicle and trailer. Damages
were $285.
Aug. 8, warrant, 3000 block of
Gulf Drive. The officer observed an
intoxicated subject sitting in his ve-
hicle and offered him a ride home.
While doing a check, the officer found
there was a warrant out on the subject
and placed him in custody.
Aug. 9, suspicious, 3236 East
Bay Drive, Faraway Places. The com-
plainant reported she booked a vaca-
tion for two subjects and one subject's
credit card was not valid.'
Aug. 10, theft, 202 52nd Street,
Holmes Beach Marina. The victim re-


unteers are again needed.
Volunteers are urged to bring
gloves, hats, sunscreen and shoes that
can get wet. Planting schedule is from
9 a.m. to noon both days.
Leffis Key is east of Coquina
Beach in Bradenton Beach. -The
planting is sponsored by the Sarasota
Bay National Estuary Program.
For more information, call 359-
5841.


ported an unknown person removed a
grappling hook valued at $60, a tool box
valued at $50, a tackle box valued at
$60, a net valued at $50. a float ball val-
ued at $80, a canvas motor cover valued
at $140 and a EPIRB valued at $80 from
his boat.
SAug. 11, suspicious, 6006 Gulf
Drive, Playa Encantada Condominium.
The complainant reported noises com-
ing from the construction site. The of-
ficer found no one but observed several
storage closets standing open. On Aug.
12 a complainant reported four bicycles
were missing from a storage unit.
Aug. 11, damage, 5400 block of
Gulf Drive. The complainant reported
an unknown person broke six lights over
the sidewalk.
Aug. 11, assist sheriff's office with
warrant arrest, 700 Key Royale Drive,
Key Royale Clubhouse.
Aug. 11, assist EMS, 5346 Gulf
Drive, Barefoot Trader. The complain-
ant reported his hand became caught in
the doorway causing a severe laceration
to his finger. EMS treated the wound.
Aug. 12, theft, 6400 Flotilla Drive,
Westbay Point and Moorings. The com-
plainant reported an unknown person
removed a basket from a bicycle, left it
in another carport and removed the bi-
cycle.
If you have information that may
help solve crimes, contact Crime Stop-
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Island baseball expands
A Babe Ruth/Senior Little League field in Holmes
Beach is expected to be completed by the end of Oc-
tober.
However, Manatee County Parks and Recreation,
in charge of building the field, doesn't want anyone to
play on Birdie Tebbetts Field until March 2000, to al-
low the new sod to take hold.
Soccer players who expected to play games in the
outfield this fall will have to wait until spring as well.
Bob Gibbons of Anna Maria Island Little League
said his group is planning to get a head start by expand-
ing Little League play to include a Junior League for
players 13 anid 14 years old.
Registration for a fall league is currently under
way. Players from Little League last spring and sum-
mer and those who played during the 1998 Little
League season are eligible,
Home games will be played at Manatee High
School's field at G.T. Bray Park on 59th Street in
Bradenton.
Anna Maria Junior Little League will play a 20-
game season against teams from Bradenton and Pal-
metto and-possibly from Sarasota if those teams to
the south can be scheduled.
"It's a good opportunity for Island players to get a
head start in preparation for spring 2000," Gibbons said.
"The whole idea behind this league is to allow the kids to
play on the IsianT once Birdie Tebbetts Field is ready for
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play in the Spring. At that point they'll be able to play and
practice on the Island 75 percent of the time."
As players get older, the Junior Little League will
be expanded to a Senior Little League for 14- to 16-
year-old players. Later a Big Little League for players
16- to 18-years-old will be created.
Players interested in signing up can get a registra-
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Registration is $30 and includes uniforms.
For more information, call Bob Gibbons at 778-
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Huffman, VanOstenbridge tie
at tough Links course
Jon Huffman and John VanOstenbridge tied at the
weekly Sunrise Golf Tournament on the tough Links at
Greenfield Plantation course on State Road 64.
The course, just east of Interstate 75, is an intrigu-
ing layout with water coming into play on 16 of the 18
holes.
Players thinking they hit a good shot off the tee
often find they've hit the ball too long and discover a
water hazard has eaten one of their dimpled orbs.
The Links is a course requiring good course man-
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By virtue of the tie, Huffman continued his march in
first place for total points on the year. Huffman now has
367 points to Tim Lease's second-place total of 321.
Huffman also was closest to the pin on one of the
par 3s for a "greenie" while Rick Morash took the other
"greenie". of the day. Only two of four par 3s were hit.
Skins were won by Butch VanOstenbridge, Neal
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Bait, where to go fishing important, so is courtesy


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Inshore fishing is an art form difficult to master,
even if you are a fishing guide.
The kind of bait used and where and when to fish
are keys to success, Capt. Mike Heistand told his au-
dience at The Islander Bystander's fishing school.
Two seminars on Aug. 9 and 10 attracted more
than 50 anglers and raised more than $1,400 for the
Anna Maria Island Community Center.
However, there is one intangible amateur anglers
don't often think about in their desire to catch some-
thing, Heistand told the crowd.
That intangible is courtesy, Heistand said.
"When you see another boat catching fish, don't
move in on their territory. Don't run through a flat
where fish are sensitive to the sound of motors or just
about any sound," said Heistand, charter captain of the
boat "Magic."
"Don't get right next to a boat. I've had people
come up to me and ask, 'Are you catching anything?'
and I turn and say, 'We were.' Just think about what
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Heistand and Capt. Thorn Smith of Angler's Re-
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waters for more than 20 years each.
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gill plates can weaken it.
It's also a good idea to use a shock leader about 18
to 24 inches and it should be heavier than the line.
"A good rule of thumb is to double the size of your
line on your leader," he said. "If line is 10-pound test,
use a 20-pound leader."
Swivels are one way to attach line to leader. But if
the water is clear, you need to learn knots where you
attach line to leader without using a swivel.
Loop knots are good for artificial lures, while a
blood knot or surgeon's knot is good for fly lines and
live bait use.
For hooks, it's not necessary to use anything larger
than a 2/0 size.

Where's the bait?
Now for the issue of bait. This is the No. 1 prob-
lem any professional guide faces. How do I get plenty
of the kind of bait needed to entice snook, reds or tar-
pon to bite? is an often-asked question.
"As guides, we catch our own bait every day with
a cast net. Sometimes we go through so much in a day
we have to go back two or three times to get more,"
Heistand said. "Probably the best bait is pilchard or
greenback shiners and they're easy to get in the
summer. We hardly ever use shrimp in the summer
because they're $1.50 a dozen and pinfish tear them up
before any other-fish can get to them. A shiner can
move-a little better."
The best way to hook a shiner is through the nos-
tril. There's a clear membrane there and you just push
the hook through. When you hear a "snap," the hook
if firmly implanted and won't come off.
You can also hook them in the belly.
The tail is riot so good because the bait has diffi-
culty swimming.
In the summer, small pinfish, about one or two
inches, work good if you can't get shiners.
- Guides use shrimp in the winter because the shin-
ers don't show until about February. Artificial lures,
like rattletraps, work good, too.
" From Christmas through March we use shrimp
and fish mostly structures like docks or bridges,"
-eistand said. "You'll want to hook shrimp by bring-
ing the hook up from under the head and pushing it
until it comes out near the horn on top of their head.
Make sure you don't hit the small gray mass because
that's the brain."
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times not.
"Manufacturers make these artificial lures in wild
colors like orange, red and green," Heistand said. "But
I have a theory that fish are blind to color. I think fish
can only tell the difference between light and dark,
shiny and not shiny."
He said he likes Mirrolures, but you have to make
them move by giving your rod a jerk one way and then
another.
"That's called 'walking the dog,'" Heistand said.
"I like floating lures because sinking lures tend to get
caught in grass. Floating lures work real good in March
and April when shiners aren't around, but don't throw
them in more than three feet of water.
"And anything that has a BB in it that makes it
rattle is good. There's a Rattletrap lure that snook can't
resist."
Gold plugs work good in water that has tannin in
it.
Bucktail jigs are good for mackerel. Round-headed
jigs with yellow or white feathers are good for pom-
pano. A little trick, though: Trim the feather to the
curve at the bottom of the hook and put a tiny piece of
shrimp on it.
The good thing about pompano when they're run-
ning is you can catch them from the beach in the trough
that runs just offshore.
"Lead-head jigs are around structures like docks, on
the flats or along the beach," Heistand said. "They're real


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versatile and you can catch snook, reds or trout. My favor-
ite color is a red head with. a white tail."

Fishing spots
Now for where to go. Snook are found primarily
around mangroves and tips of islands, while redfish are
found just about anywhere, even offshore, Heistand
said.
Some other suggestions: Wear a hat and get a good
pair of sunglasses with polarized lenses. However,
even a cheap pair of Polaroids are better than none at
all.
"Expensive sunglasses are real good and filter out
all ultraviolet rays. Cheap ones filter only two or three
UV waves," Heistand said. "But I use cheap ones be-
cause I generally end up losing them or sitting on
them."
If you use sunblock, don't get it on your bait or
lure. To fish, it's poison.
In terms of what tides and what phase of the moons
to fish, it doesn't matter if the tide is moving in or out
as long as it's moving. The full and new moon are the
best moons because they create better tidal action.
The best time to fish is when the barometer is ris-
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One last thing. Respect bag and size limits because
if you manage a resource, it will be with us for a long
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Engineering feats to take your breath away


One of the area's greatest engineering featsmay be
getting a facelift in the next few years.
The Gulf Intracoastal Waterway will be the focus
of maintenance dredging by the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers in the next few years, assuming state permits
are issued to do the work.
The ICW, which stretches from Maine to Texas as
well as at our eastern doorstep, is starting to shoal at
several locations locally. Closest to us is a shallow spot
just north of Jewfish Key.
There will be some interesting arguments made in
the environmental scene when the permits are re-
quested, primarily revolving around what to do with the
' 1 dredged sand. In the not-so-distant past, before the eco-
ethic hit us all, ICW spoil was put just about anywhere.
There's a great, maybe-true story of the then-owner of
Jewfish Key slipping the dredge captain a case of
scotch to put a lot of the dredged channel sand on his
island, thus greatly expanding his holdings.
Today, who gets the sand and where it'll go will
probably be a source of great debate. Somehow, I don't
think a case of scotch will have much bearing on the
eventual decision these days.
The dredging of the ICW in our part of the world


By Chief William L. Turner
Officer in Charge, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
July 30, Search and rescue/assistance. Station
SCortez received a report of a man suffering from
medical problems on a kayak. A Coast Guard boat
responded and transported the man and his kayak to
shore.
July 30, Search and rescue/assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a father and son overdue
from a fishing trip off Venice. A Coast Guard boat
and helicopter and Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel re-
sponded and searched the area, eventually finding
Jim McVeigh, 80, and his son Don, 50, in the water
after their boat sank. Both had been in-the water for
about 13 hours. They were treated and released from
Venice hospital.
July 31, Boarding. A boat was boarded in the
Venice Inlet. The vessel was found to be in compli-
ance with all applicable federal laws.


Horseshoe winners
Winners in the Aug. 11 horseshoe games
were Ron Pepka and Jim Spencer, both of Anna
Maria. Runners-up were Jack Cooper of
Holmes Beach and George Landraitis of Cortez.
Winners in the Aug. 14 games were George
McKay of Anna Maria and Pepka. Runners-up
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began in 1895, when a 5-foot-deep by 100-foot-wide
channel was dredged through "the Bulkhead" in south
Tampa Bay leading into Anna Maria Sound. Another
channel was dredged at Longbar Point in Sarasota Bay
at the same time. Those cuts allowed steamers, princi-
pally the "Mistletoe," to bring supplies and passengers
from Tampa to the Island and points south.
Modest, relatively shallow-draft boats used the
channel until 1945, when Congress authorized a
wider and deeper channel. Work began in the early
1960s, and the present 9-foot-deep by 100-foot-wide
channel was created. The final part of the channel,
through Red Lake and Roberts Bay near Venice, was
finished in 1967.


Aug. 3, Search and rescue/assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a vessel taking on water
off Emerson Point. The alleged boat operator said
there were four people on board the sinking boat,
and only two life jackets. He then called to say he
was in his car and was calling via cell phone and
reported the sinking boat because he was bored. The
Manatee County Sheriff's Office was alerted to the
hoax call. Reporting a false call to the Coast Guard
is a felony offense.
Aug. 3, Search and rescue/assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of two red flares fired near
the Interstate 75 bridge in the Manatee River. A
Coast Guard boat, units from the North River Fire
Rescue, Braden River Fire Rescue and sheriff's
deputies responded and searched the area with nega-
tive results.
Aug. 4, Boarding. A boat was boarded in Anna
Maria Sound. The vessel was found.to be in compli-
ance with all applicable federal laws.
Aug. 4, Boarding. Two fishing boats were
boarded in the Gulf. The vessels were found to be in
compliance with all applicable federal laws.
Aug. 4, Boarding. Another fishing boat was
boarded in the Gulf. The vessel's operator received
a written warning for having expired flares and not
having a throwable flotation device on board.
Aug. 4, Boarding. A commercial fishing boat
was boarded at a fish house dock in Cortez. The
boat's operator received a written warning for hav-
ing an expired release on the Emergency Position
Indicating Radio Beacon.
Aug. 5, Boarding. A boat was boarded in Placida
Harbor. The boat's operator received a notice of vio-
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Dr. Gus Antonini has studied the ICW and will be
publishing a book on the "ditch" later this summer. He
writes, "Though the original concept was to create a
commercial water thoroughfare for passengers, goods
and services, the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway in this
region of Southwest Florida has evolved into a regional
transportation infrastructure investment of unprec-
edented significance. It has stimulated large-scale wa-
terfront residential and tourist development far out-
reaching the intended economic justification, while
offering cheap, safe and reliable access to markets for
the region's primary agricultural and lumber products."
The ICW today is mostly a recreational-boater
playground, although I remember seeing NASA mis-
siles being barged from Texas through the channel on
their way to Cape Canaveral when I was a kid. Today,
about the biggest thing going through the channel is the
Seafood Shack paddle wheeler.
It's also a great vista to frame a sunrise.

Another dredge proposal
You've probably read that the Florida Cabinet unani-
mously approved a big expansion project for Port Mana-
tee, and that ManaSota-88 has appealed the process.
Port officials want to dredge 88 acres of Tampa
Bay bottom land, about 12 of it covered with
seagrasses, to make way for more berths and chan-
nels at the north Manatee County facility. It would
be the largest act of dredging in this part of the state
in about 30 years.
The seagrass damage would be mitigated, port
folks say, and monitored to ensure growth rates be-
fore actual dredging takes place.
It will be interesting to see how the port and
ManaSota-88 attorneys fare before an administrative
law judge in a process Islanders know all too well af-
ter the Anna Maria Island Bridge hearings a few
years ago.

Where are we?-
Midnight Aug. 22 might be a good time to stay
home. Seems the Global Positioning System satellites
I guess the whole system has to do a"'reset" then,
and experts fear you may get odd or wrong- data
from your GPS.
GPS systems give exact locations almost anywhere
on the planet, for the uninitiated. They're great little
gadgets I've been trying to work up an excuse to buy7
for years.
But plan to know where you are Sunday, since
your GPS may not be able to help much.

Sandscript factoid
In 1895, the U.S. Dredge "Suwanee" cut a channel
across the shoal at Palma Sola Pass, in upper Sarasota*
Bay, and another channel at Long Bar, southeast of
Longboat Pass. Cost to the government: $9,998.43. The
dredging allowed the first steamer, the "Mistletoe,"
owned by John Savarese of Tampa, to make a run
down the bays. The maiden voyage was Monday, Oct.
7, 1895; thereafter, it came here regularly from Tampa
every Monday, Wednesday and Friday and made the
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Tis the season for snapper, reds too


By Capt. Mike Heistand and Capt. David Futch
Snapper are at their peak right now, especially the
mangrove kind.
Just about any structure has mangrove snapper on
it and they're chewing because they're getting ready to
spawn.
Offshore anglers are catching lane, yellowtail, ver-
milion and mangrove snapper in good numbers for the
same reason. 'Tis the season for snapper.
And there are plenty of reds around, too. Big ones
at that.
Jon Huffman led his nephew Thomas Rohan of
Staten Island, N.Y., to his first redfish. And it was a
good one at 33 inches. Huffman said he's often remind-
ing fishermen that it's important to teach children fish-
ing because it's the future of the sport.
Anna Maria City Pier reports a lot of mackerel
are being caught. K
At the Rod & Reel Pier, mackerel, snapper and
redfish are hitting hard and often.
Carl at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said Gene
Ciliberti caught a nice, 21-inch grouper off Coquina
Beach in 1i3 feet of water. He said the wade fishermen
are doing good with redfish taking bait around the
mangrove islands. Shrimp are starting to show in time
for snook season.
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez reporting for
Capt. Zack on the Dee-Jay II said Zack's folks caught
reds to 32 inches, mangrove snapper to 14, average
trout and catch-and-release snook while fishing inside.
Off the beaches, permit and mackerel are biting.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
snapper at the Sunshine Skyway Bridge are going nuts.
There are plenty of mackerel in the surrounding bays.
Snook season, which starts Sept. 1, is shaping up to be
a good one with a lot of large catch-and-release snook
being caught last week.
Capt. Glenn Corder said grouper fishing remains
some of the best he's seen in years and snapper fishing
is peaking,
Capt. Sam Kimball with the Legend said he had a


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typical in fishing, Barnett said the anglers had taken a break to make a sandwich when the wahoo struck a
dead bait off the outrigger. He said the wahoo hit five times before he dropped the bait back and the hungry


fish stuck. Islander Photo: Courtesy Russell Barlow
good week with gag grouper to 15 pounds and red grou-
per to 18 pounds. He said the water is thick with snapper
up to five pounds in 50 to 70 feet of water. There are a lot
of snapper and bonita in 50 to 80 feet of water. Shiners,
pinfish and cut bait all are working well.
Capt. Kurt Morrison on the Neva-Miss said he
caught gag grouper to 16 pounds, mangrove snapper to
two pounds and plenty of yellowtail snapper. He also
landed a number of black tip and hammerhead sharks
to six feet.
Capt. Rick Gross said his people caught a mutton
snapper last week that was about five pounds. He also
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led them to yellowtail, lane and mangrove snapper as
well as mackerel.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said redfish and
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Capt. Tom Chaya is on vacation but will be in
action next week.
On Capt. Mike's boat Magic, anglers brought in
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Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key and Cortez morning bus schedules


Anna Maria Elementary School
Route 87-A, Bus 75, Driver: S. Haisley
Time Bus stop description
7:22 Gulf Drive & Palm Ave.
7:23 Spring Ave. & North Shore Dr.
7:24 Spring Ave. & Tarpon St.
7:25 Spring Ave. & S. Bay Blvd.
7:26 N. Bay Blvd. & Crescent Drive
7:27 N. Bay Blvd. & Hibiscus Ave.
7:28 N. Bay Blvd. & Alamanda Ave.
7:29 North Shore Drive & Gladiolus St.
7:30 780 North Shore Drive
7:32 North Shore Drive & Newton Lane
7:33 North Shore Drive & Linda Lane
7:35 North Shore Drive & Coconut Ave.
7:37 North Shore Drive & Pine Ave.
7:41 Gulf Drive & Oak Ave.
7:46 Arrive Anna Maria Elementary


Route 90,
Time
7:50
7:52
7:53
7:55
7:55
7:56
7:58
7:58
8:00
8:05


Bus 51, Driver: N. Needham
Bus stop description
Gulf Drive & Sixth Ave.
Gulf Drive & 30th St.
2502 Gulf Drive
Avenue C & 23rd St.
Avenue C & 24th St.
Avenue C & 25th St.
2703 Gulf Drive
Gulf Drive & 28th St.
3801 East Bay Drive & Sunbow Bay
Arrive Anna Maria Elementary


Route 89, Bus 115, Driver: L. Horning
Time Bus stop description
7:26 4120 Gulf of Mexico Drive, LBK
(Pattigeorge)
7:32 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive (Centre
Shops/PM only)
7:32 Gulf of Mexico Drive & St. Judes St.
(Corner Mart)
7:35 Gulf of Mexico Drive & General Harris
7:35 Gulf of Mexico Drive & De Navarez
Drive
7:38 Palm Drive & Broadway LBK (Rear of
Chevron)
7:38 Gulf Drive S. & 10th St. S., Bradenton
Beach
7:39 Gulf Drive & Fifth St. S.
7:39 Gulf Drive & Second St. N.
7:40 Gulf Drive & 12th St. N.
7:41 1801 Gulf Drive N. (Runaway Bay)
7:50 Arrive Anna Maria Elementary School


Route 87-B,
Time
7:51
7:52
7:53
7:54
7:55
7:57
8:02
8:05
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8:10


Bus 122, Driver: S. Haisley
Bus stop description
Marina Drive & 67th Street
Marina Drive & 68th Street
Marina Drive & 72nd Street
Marina Drive & 75th Street
Marina Drive & 82nd Street
Gulf Drive & Peppertree Lane
Gulf Drive & 75th St.
Gulf Drive & 68th St.
Gulf Drive & 65th St.
Arrive Anna Maria Elementary School


Sugg Middle School
Route 89, Bus 115, Driver: L. Horning
Time Bus stop description
8:02 Avenue C & 24th St.
8:02 Avenue C & 22nd St.
8:03 Gulf Drive & 12th St. N.
8:13 Gulf of Mexico Drive & Gulfside Road,
LBK
8:18 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive (Centre
Shops)
8:19 Gulf of Mexico Drive & St. Judes St.
(Corner Mart)
8:21 Gulf of Mexico Drive & Dream Island
Road (Buccaneer Inn)
8:21 Gulf of Mexico Drive & General Harris
St.
8:23 Palm Dr. & Broadway (Chevron Sta-
tion)
8:30 Gulf Drive & Fifth St. S., Bradenton
Beach
8:31 Gulf Drive & Third St. N.
8:45 29th Ave. W. & 74th St. W., Bradenton
8:50 Arrive Sugg Middle School


King Middle School
Route 87, Bus 75, Driver: E. Givens
Time Bus stop description
8:15 Pine Ave. & Tarpon St.
8:16 Tarpon St. & Spring Ave.
8:17 Spring Ave. S. Bay Blvd.
8:18 N. Bay Blvd. and Pine Ave.


School starts
Aug. 23


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8:19
8:20
8:21
8:21
8:22
8:23
8:24
8:24
8:27
8:29
8:30
8:32
8:50

Route 90,
Time
8:20
8:22
8:24
8:25
8:26
8:40


N. Bay Blvd. & Crescent Drive
N. Bay Blvd. & Poinsettia Ave.
N. Bay Blvd. & Jacaranda Ave.
N. Shore Drive & Gladiolus St.
780 N. Shore Drive
N. Shore Drive & Newton Lane
N. Shore Drive & Linda Lane
N. Shore Drive & Coconut Ave.
Gulf Drive & Magnolia Ave.
Gulf Drive & Oak Ave.
Palm Drive & 81st St.
Marina Drive & 71st St.
Arrive King Middle School

Bus 51, Driver: E. Needham
Bus stop description
Marina Drive & Key Royale Drive
SPalm Drive & 76th St.
Palm Drive & Clark Drive
Marina Drive & 62nd St.
Marina Drive & 56th St.
Arrive King Middle School


Manatee High School
Route 76, Bus 204, Driver: S. Jarvis
Time Bus stop description
6:35 Gulf Drive & 29th St.
6:36 Gulf Drive & 31st St.
6:38 E. Bay Drive & Manatee Ave. (Publix)
6:47 Palm Drive & Key Royale Drive
6:49 Palm Drive;& 77th St.
6:52 Gulf. Drive &'Haverkos Court
6:53 Gulf Drive & 46th St.
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7:10 Arrive Manatee High School

Route 90, Bus 51, Driver: N. Needham
Time Bus stop description
6:40 Pine Ave. & Tarpon St.
6:41 Pine Ave. & Bay BlVd. (City Pier)
6:42 N. Bay Blvd. & Crescent Drive
6:43 N. Bay Blvd. & Alamanda Ave.
6:45 N. Shore Drive & Newton Lane
6:47 N. Shore Drive & Fir Ave.
6:49 Gulf Drive & Magnolia Ave.
6:50 Gulf Drive & Oak Ave.
6:50 Gulf Drive & 85th St.
6:52 Palm Drive & 71st St.
6:55 Marina Drive & 57th St.
7:15 Arrive Manatee High School

Bayshore High School
Route 62, Bus 45, Driver: J. Sicard
Time Bus stop description
6:22 Cortez Road & Waterway Apartments
6:23 Cortez Road & 101st St.
6:24 Cortez Road & 107th St.
6:26 Cortez Road & 115th St.
6:28 Cortez Road and 123rd St.
6:38 Gulf of Mexico Drive & St. Judes St.,
LBK
6:38 Gulf of Mexico Drive & Jungle Queen
Way
6:39 Gulf of Mexico Drive & Dream Island
Road (Buccaneer Inn)
6:40 Gulf of Mexico Drive & General Harris
6:42 Broadway & Palm Drive
6:49 Gulf Drive & Fifth St. S., Bradenton
Beach


Anna Maria Elementary menu
Monday, 8/23/99
Breakfast: Toast, Juiceor Fruit
Lunch: Beef Rib Barbecue on a Bun, Seasoned Rice,
Broccoli, Peaches
Tuesday, 8/24/99
Breakfast: Apple Sticks, Sausage Link or Patty,
Juice or Fruit
Lunch: Macaroni and Cheese, Green Beans, Roll,
Strawberry-Banana Cup
Wednesday, 8/25/99
Breakfast: French Toast Sticks, Juice. or Fruit
Lunch: Breaded Chicken Pieces, Carrots, Roll, Fruit
Cup
Thursday, 8/26/99
Breakfast: Waffles, Juice or Fruit
Lunch: Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Mixed Veg-
etables, Hot Roll, Apple Crisp
Friday, 8/27/99
Breakfast: Toast, Juice or Fruit
Lunch: Sausage Pizza, Corn, Tossed Salad, Cookie
All meals served with milk.
Cereal is offered as a breakfast choice every day.


6:50
6:51
6:52
6:53
6:55
7:00
7:01
7:03
7:05
7:07
7:10
7:15


Gulf Drive & First St. N.
Gulf Drive & Ninth St. N.
Gulf Drive & 17th St. N.
26th St. & Avenue C
22nd St. & Avenue C
Cortez Road &. 124th St.
Cortez Road & 106th St.
Cortez Road & ,100th St.
Cortez Road & Coral Blvd.
86th St. Ct. E. & 44th Ave. Dr. W.
86th St. E. and 54th Ave. W.
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Island property transactions
5003 Second Ave., Holmes Beach, a ground-level
3bed/2bath 1,764/1764 duplex built in 1962 on a 100
by 100 lot, was sold 4/16/99, Mora to Camboni, for
$187,000; list $187,900.
5200 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 402 Martinique
South, a Gulffront 1,057/1,169 sf condo built in 1970,
was sold 4/16/99, Kelly to Baker, for $190,000.
5806 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 103-S Waters Edge,
a 1,184/1,292 sf condo built in 1975, was sold 4/14/99,
MacVicar to Tozzi, for $229,500; list $239,000.
601 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, 206 Gulf
Watch, a 2bed/2bath 1,282/1,380 sf condo built in
1986, was sold 4/14/99, Quigley to Clements, for
$155,000; list $159,900.
620 Hampshire, Holmes Beach, aground-level
"canalfront 3bed/2bath/2car 1,845/2,841 sf home built
in 1966 on a 100 by 105 lot, was sold 4/16/99, Michaels
to Bankuty, for.$275,000; list $299,000.
624 Dundee, Holmes Beach, a ground-level 1,610/
2,530 sf canalfront 3bed/2bath/2car home built in 1967
on a 90 by 110 lot, was sold 4/16/99, Abbott to
Vinhage, for $289,000.
727 Holly, an irregular shaped canalfront lot with
dock, was sold 4/14/99, Smoyer to Shank, for
$100,000; list $107,000.
1007 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 203 Summer
Sands, a 1,259/1,349 sf 2bed/2bath condo built in 1982,
was sold 4/21/99, Fischer to O'Bannon, for $175,000.
210 Bay Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, a 2,148 sfla/
2,408 sfur home built in 1965 on a 50 by 100 lot, was
sold 4/23/99, Humphrey to Bazzy, for $135,000.
2114 Avenue A, Bradenton Beach, a 2,864/3,590
sf 4bed/4bath duplex built in 1980 on a 50 by 100 lot,
was sold 4/20/99, Roden to Hansford, for $145,000; list
$149,900.
226 85th St., Holmes Beach, a 2bed/2bath/lcp
1,037/1,554 sf home built in 1956 on a 90 by 100 lot,
was sold 4/19/99, Moroney to Martin & Roberts, for
$157,450; list $159,900.
401 Manatee Ave. W., Holmes Beach, a ground-
leve 4, 2047'5010 sf commercial building (Umbrella
Beach resort) built in 1979 on a 200.by 160 lot, was


sold 4/21/99, C&D Properties to Shearson, for
$400,000; list.$460;000.
501 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, a 73 by 100 lot, was
sold 4/22/99, DeBellevue to Bryant, for $113,750; list
$119,500.
503 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, an elevated
canalfront 1,652/3,341 sf 2bed/2bath/2cp/pool home
built in 1989 on a 76 by 100 lot, was sold 4/19/99, Bank
One Trust to Embow, for $339,000; list $348,000.
509 72nd St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level
canalfront 2bed/lbath/2car home built in 1960 on a 95
by 107 lot, was sold 4/19/99, Verbeek to Hieronimus,
for $175,000; list $184,900.
600 Manatee Ave. W., Holmes Beach, 222
Westbay Cove, a 1,179/1,447 sf condo built in 1977,
was sold 4/19/99, Currie to Verbeek, for $160,000.
632 Emerald, Holmes Beach, a ground-level
canalfront 2,208/2,854 sf home built in 1968 on a 100
by 110 lot with pool, was sold 4/21/99, Duggin to Co
by, for $325,000.
8204 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, 1,186 sfla/1,637
sfur 2bed/3bath/lcp home built in 1954 on.a 105 by 58
by 90 by 101, was sold 4/19/99, Kepping to Adams &
Dagher for $120,000; list $139,900.
104 Seventh St. S., Bradenton Beach, a 1,452 sfla
house with one bath, built in 1954 on a 50-by-100 lot,
was sold 4/30/99, Hawkins to Moore, for $138,000.
1801 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 101 Runaway
Bay, a 1,080/1,140 sf 2bed/2bath condo built in 1978,
was sold 4/30/99, Ivashenko to McAllister, for
$135,000; list $139,000.
223 Oak, Anna Maria, a ground-level canalfront w/
boat house 1,771/2,665 sf 4bed/3bath/2car/pool home
built in the 1960s on a 90-by-125 lot, was sold 4/27/99,
Wortmann to Rawlings & Achor, for $345,000; list
$345,000.
300 Gulf Dr. S., Bradenton Beach, a Gulffront
2,180 sfla two story fourplex built in 1940 on a 61-by-
100 lot with other empty lands at 201 Gulf Dr. S. (10
by 50) and 224 Gulf Dr. S. (22 by 45, plus 15 by 37),
was sold 4/29/99, Klemen to Rogers & Noriega, for
$647,000 plus $75,000.
302 Church St., Bradenton Beach, a 2bed/lbath/
lcp 1,134/1,544 sf home built in 1954 on a 51-by-100
lpt, was sold 4/28/99, Finley to Georges, for $121,000..
S4255 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 106 Island Village,


Gulffront home, two lots
fetch big bucks
A gulffront home and two adjacent lots on
Longboat Key have sold for $3.3 million.
The Mediterranean-style home, sold by
Brian and Linda DeDoes, is located at 6877 Gulf
of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, in the Dolphin
Run Estates community.
The home was set to be sold at auction, but
it never got that far. Craig King, president of J.P.
King Auction Company, of Gadsden, Ala., which
managed the sale said, "About 20 percent of the
time, the marketing leading up to an auction re-
sults in a sale before the auction day itself."

Realty raves
Alison and Richard Estrin of Longview Re-
alty Inc., Longboat Key, have been designated
seniors real estate specialists by the Senior Ad-
vantage Real Estate Council: Such specialists ad-
vise seniors about their property, taxes, senior
communities and other issues.
Mary Collandra was top listing agent and
Rebecca Smith and Elfi Starrett top selling agents
for July at the Holmes Beach office of Wedebrock
Real Estate Co. Other top listers were Jennifer
Mayforth and Paul Glock, Cortez Road office;
Lynda Melnick, Longboat Key; Dee Dee Burke
and Helen Bradshaw, Avenue of the Flowers; and
Deborah Thrasher and Sandra LaBarre, commer-,
cial division. Other leading sellers were Susanne
Goeldi, Cortez Road; Melnick, Longboat Key;
Burke and Bradshaw, Avenue of the Flowers; and
Jim Foster, commercial division.
At Island Real Estate, Holmes Beach,
Marilyn Trevethan was top listing agent and
Richard Freeman top seller during July.


a 1,865/3,000 sf condo built in 1981, was sold 4/27/99,
Boyd to Rosche, for $130,000.
SCompiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate
broker, 778-1222, exclusively for The Islander By.
stander. 1999.






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

HEAD TOUR TEAM tennis bag, brand new. Large
interior section, one side section and two end pock-
ets $40. Call 748-6222.

THREE-CUSHION COUCH like new, Fall floral
colors, washable $100. Four Samsonite folding
chairs $5 for all. 778-1012.

TWO QUEEN-SIZE beds with headboards, matching
nightstands and frames. Perfect for guest bedroom,
rental or teen's room. Bright linens, spread available.
$150 each set. Call 778-9719.
TWO SEALY TWIN size, Posturepedic Eton, firm mat-
tresses. Like new condition $75 each. Call 778-1618.
HAMMOND ORGAN for sale $500 plus moving,
761-3833.
, RATTAN 12-PIECE SET. Couches, chairs, table and
chairs, needs refinishing, best offer. Glass dining
table, four chairs 778-5439..
QUEEN PILLOWVTOP' mattress set with frame. Ex-
cellent condition! $250; white four-poster bed set with
' mattresses $250, 778-5814.
COURT REPORTER/STENOTYPE machine. Includes
manuals, study course; paper $100. 778-7107.





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doors, built-in bookcases, plus oversized utility room
with laundry tub and pantry, there is an expensive
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zipper-covered cushions with curved wood frame,
$195. Call 383-1304.


MULTI-FAMILY SALE Saturday, August 21, 9am-
1pm. Miscellaneous items. Condo in clubhouse at
back next to Martinique, 5400 Gulf Drive.
HUGE MOVING/GARAGE sale Saturday and Sun-
day, August 21 and 22, 8am-3pm. TV, microwave,
beds, dressers. Perico Island 11113 Belle Meade Ct.

LARGE GARAGE SALE Friday and Saturday, Au-
gust 20 and 21. Used furniture, books, toys, games,
clothes, wood bird sculptures. 206 77th Street,
Holmes Beach.


PREMIERCOM LONG DISTANCE phone service.
7.5 flat rate, Florida 7.1, 800 numbers same rates.
888-785-7859.
DOLPHIN DAYCARE AND Preschool. Openings for
all ages from 12 months old. Also, after school care.
Register now. 778-2967.


FOUND CAMERA on the beach Monday morning.
779-0330.


CRITTER SITTER. Going away and your pets have
to stay? Daily visits to your home to provide food;
water and lots of TLC! 778-6000.

FREE DOG five-year old neutered male Chow. Will
be good with family. Needs fenced yard and loving
home. Call 778-5814.



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


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 com-
petitive rates in modern, full-service marina. 778-2255.

BOAT TRAILER JACK swivel-mount with side
winder. Used with 18-ft. boat trailer $25. 748-6222.
BOAT CLUB MEMBERSHIP five years $900 down,
$96 month. 32 different boats, three locations:
Bradenton, Venice, Sarasota. Unlimited usage,
transferable. Call Jose at 778-8216 or 778-7133.
OFFSHORE CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Glenn
Corder aboard Deep South. Half & full day. For infor-
mation call 778-1203 or Mobile 713-5900.
HELPWifATE,, Da, I D
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.

HELP WANTED, HOUSEKEEPING, non smoker,
own transportation. Part/full-time, 778-9597.
RESPONSIBLE BABYSITTER willing to babysit
ages one and up. Call Par at 779-1767.
SERVERS, BARTENDERS AND hostess/host
wanted. Full or part-time. Buccaneer Inn 383-5565.


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


Residentlali"Commerclal/Industrlal Property Mahagemenr. Mortgage LoansL TitieInsurance *.Vacat0on.R6tals. '


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COME BUILD YOUR DREAM
SHOME on this canalfront lot.
Straight shot to the bay and
Gulf. $135,000. IB33995
BRADENTON BEACH
SDUPLEX. Elevated, 2BR/2BA
on each side and only one
Carol S. Heinze block to the beach. $235,000.
REALTOF/CRS IB36091


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3BR/2BA home with "legal" ground floor living area. Lots
and lots of potential, needs some cosmetics, very sound
structurally. Located on the tip ofAnna Maria near beach
and pier. Exceptional price $189,000. Karen Lohse, Re-
altor 751-1155. IB39273
ANNA MARIA ISLAND DUPLEX Elevated with plenty of
storage, living and parking space. Excellent condition.
Just a minute from the pier and beach. Great year round
rental potential, Karen Lohse, Realtor 751-1155. 1B39286


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924-9000
3BA on deep-water canal with boat 924E9vs: 7
dock. Excellent location across ves: 388-1267
from bay. Two story. Two-car ga-
rage. Light and bright Island home in move-in condi-


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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Sand's Lawn Mo10ing Trimming Edging
Lawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
to \ We Monitor Irrigation Systems
1 Service INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
7781345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
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Quality home repair and maintenance
Steven Kaluza 7784173
Island References and Insured
Painting Drywall Tile Doors Screens Etc.


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

Island Starter and fliternator Service
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NEW LOCATION! 3001 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach 778-0818


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*Wash, buff, wax, shampoo interior and
SArmor-All throughout. Under carriage, tires
and rims all treated and protected. Plus,
Engine pressure cleaning. $95 for small to
mid-size cars, By appointment, at your'
home or office. Convenient and necessary
to protect and'preserve your investment.




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


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GIFT SHOP AND BOUTIQUE employees wanted.
Cashier duties, pricing etc. Full and part-time. Buc-
caneer Inn 383-5565.
CIRCLE K BRADENTON BEACH needs full and
part-time help. Great benefits, shifts available, 3-
1 1pm, 10Opm-6am. Apply within.
DESK CLERK with office experience, pleasant per-
sonality, flexible hours. Good benefits. Via Roma
Beach Resort, 2408 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.
WANTED LINE COOK and dishwasher. D Coy
Ducks, 5410 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

SUBWAY IS HIRING! Days and nights. Become a
sandwich artist in 30 days! No fryers! Apply at 3232
East Bay Drive.

PREP/DISH PERSON, four days per week, occa-
sional weekends. Apply in person at Brian's
Sunnyside Up Cafe, 5360 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
REAL ESTATE OFFICE seeks part-time administra-
tive assistant. Quicken a must. Great opportunity for
new licensee. Call. Robin, 778-7244.
WALKING FLOOR MANAGER. Need a restaurant-
experienced employee to float, help with customers
and trouble spots, full or part-time possible. $8 per
hour. Buccaneer Inn 383-5565.
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to
meet interesting people from around the world? Are
you interested in learning the history of Anna Maria
Island? Get involved with the Anna Maria Island His-
torical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE
NEED YOU! Call 778-0492.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Library.
Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or 778-6247.


STWO RESPONSIBLE HARDWORKING 13 year olds
looking for summer or after school job. Call 778-7675
or 778-6779.
KIDS SEEKING summer jobs: Advertise here free.
Up to 21 words free for kids under 16. Three-week
maximum. Information: 778-7978.


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.
AUTO DETAILING at your home or office, at your con-
venience. Complete detailing includes wash, wax,
shampoo, engine and undercarriage cleaning, leather
& vinyl conditioned, tires and trim dressed and more.
Protect your investment. Call Damon at 320-5662.
BANKRUPTCY $200, Divorce $150 to $200. Adoption,
corporations, modifications, power of attorney, name
change. Suncoast Paralegal.Services 742-4788.
THE HONEY DO MAN Handyman. Odd Jobs, small
jobs, repairs. 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.

LARRY'S BACK. Shell delivered, spread $25 per
yard. Topsoil, gravel, mulch, hauling. All kinds. Office
778-1169, home 779-1529.

AFTER SCHOOL CHILD care by Florida certified
teacher. Fun, hands-on sciences, snacks provided;
Safe, happy environment in Holmes Beach 778-5814.
PROFESSIONAL HANDYMAN honest, dependable,
free estimates. Licensed. Call Dennis 779-2148.


CHORES GALORE one call does tall. Interior/exte-
rior cleaning, errands, etc. Licensed, bonded. 778-
2662 or 321-7455.

DO YOU HATE to iron? Allow me. Danielle Alterations,
dress-making, mending and more. Call778-3417..
MOTHER/DAUGHTER CLEANING honest, fast and
reliable island resident, many residence, many refer-
ences $15 hour, two-hour minimum. Please page
215-5956.
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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. .. ... .. .


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Get organized: Home or Office "
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ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair, If it's
broken, we. can fix it. Free estimates. Senior discount.
Call 778-2581.


PROFESSIONALLANDSCAPE DESIGN and instal-
lation. Come in and choose from our huge selection
of plants, shrubs and trees. Everything Under the
Sun Garden Centre: 5704 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. 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 Island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vi-
nyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. Thirty-three year Island resident. Call Jim
Bickal at 778-1730.
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction. Free
estimates, no overtime charges. (FL#RF0038118)
778-3924 or 778-4461.

ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodel-
.-ing, repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens, baths.
Free. estimates. Lic#RC0045125, #RG0058589,
#PE0020374. Insured. Call 720-0794.
CARLQ-fOt Q.O, .R. Building Contractor. New
"- Trioes, renovations, additions. Free estimates and
design services Quality workmanship. Lic#RR0066450.
Call 795-1947. ...
SCREEN REPAIRS interior/exterior painting, ceiling
fans, drywall repairs, roof painting, tile work, low
prices; .778-0410 .office, 504-2027 mobile.


SBAYFRONT COTTAGE WITH DOCbK. Turnkey fur-
nished, beautiful view, covered parking. No pets.
S$350/week or $700/month. 794-5980.
SPETS WELCOME. 2BR/2BA, lovely furnished home
:bn canal; with dock and fenced yard, in Coral Shores.
Available now, by the week or month. Realtor/Owner
,387-0533.
SHOLMES BEACH OFFICE-orretailspace. Approxi-
'mately 1,300 sq. ft. Excellent parking with exposure
: on main thoroughfare. Call Smith Realtors 778-0777.
SSURF SIDE 2BR/1 BA. Annual, $900 per month plus
Sassurity security. Available now. 792-2779.


VACATION RENTALS 2BR apartments across form
beautiful beach $350 per week. Summer dates still
available. Almost Beach Apartments 778-2374.
GULFFRONT SUPERB VIEW, 3BR/2BA unique
home, 90 feet to Gulf, shady beach. Prefer three to
six months, not required. $3,000 month, 778-0990.
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. Avail-
able November May, security deposit required.
(813)961-6992.
ANNUAL RENTAL: Bayou Condos, 2nd floor units.
2BR/1 BA, unfurnished, nice quiet location. No children
under 16 and no pets. $700 month and $650 month,
first, last, security. Anna Maria Realty 778-2259.
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 2BR/2BA Holmes Beach
canalfront. No smoking, no pets. $1,500 per month
plus security deposit. 203-934-8596.

ANNUAL RENTAL very nice, private studio apart-
ment. Furnished with Murphy bed. Completely re-
modeled, Mexican tile and Berber carpet. Conve-
niently located in quiet neighborhood in Holmes
Beach. All utilities, cable, local phone included. Only
$575 per month, plus security. No smokers or pets
please. Call 778-6234.

GORGEOUS TERRA CEIA BAY new condominium.
3BR/2BA, fifth floor, fabulous bay view, pool, tennis,
golf. Short-term lease available. $1,200 per month.
Call Debbie at 924-8274.
2BR DUPLEX near Community Center in Anna
Maria. Private backyard with deck. Annual lease
$700, no pets. 792-8817.

RENTAL WANTED. Established remodeling contrac-
tor, 5-year Island resident, looking for 1 or 2BR
house, duplex, etc. Will consider fixer-upper foe
reasonable rent and long-term lease. Nonsmoker, no
kids, no pets. 779-2294.

ANNA MARIA GULFFRONT vacation apartments.
Two or three bedrooms, magnificent views, lovely
furnished interior, sundecks, porch, private owner. No
pets, 778-3143.
BAYFRONT ANNUAL 1BR/1BA apartment. Unfur-
nished, dock privileges, walk to beach, no pets. $550
per month, $300 deposit 322-2101.
ANNUAL RENTAL large 2BR/2BA ground-floor du-
plex. Garage, washer/dryer hookup. North Holmes
Beach address, on-site owner. $800 month plus utili-
ties, 778-0285.
BRADENTON BEACH GULFVIEW annual lease.
Charming old Florida beach duplex. 2BR/1.5 BA. 2213
Gulf Drive N. $700 month plus $700 security 792-3226.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA elevated duplex, renovated, stor-
age, washer/dryer hookup $700 per month, 2415
'Avenue C. 778-6387.


Yvonne Higgins REALTOR
Call me to find the
BEST PROPERTIES ON THE ISLAND
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Serving the Islands since 1969. 778 A After 5 Call
Licensed and Insured 7 .0 ..- 77.8-3468

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

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

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



Interior/Exterior Commercial & New Construction
Insured Free Estimates
753-4727


Drywall Ceiling Repair
Custom Wall Finishing Interior/Exterior
25 Yrs Experience Cell 650-7871,* Eyes 778-95065


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


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


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

GULFVIEW STUDIO furnished, washer/dryer, patio
$500 month lease. Gulfview 2BR/1 BA, washer/dryer,
patio, 106 31st Street, Holmes Beach, $750 month
lease. 293-6131.

ANNUAL RENTAL 1 BR/1 BA one block to beach and
bay. Close to shops, great location. $550 month,
$300 deposit. 203 2nd St. N. #2, Bradenton Beach.
(813)258-2411.

GULFVIEW GROUND-LEVEL homes. A 2BR at
$875 month; a 3BR at $985 month. Both 75 feet to
beach. Walk to shops, food stores, one-year lease
with no utilities included, no pets. (800)894-1950 or
(508)336-2201.

ROOMMATE WANTED to share 3BR/2BA canal
home on Key Royale. $500 month including utilities.
Boat slip also available. 729-4759.

ANNUAL 3 OR 4BR/2.5BA with beautiful view of bay.
Full-service dock. Air conditioning, dishwasher,
washer. $1,300 month. 779-1188 or 888-695-8749.

EFFICIENCY NORTH END, Anna Maria on canal
with large deck. 794-8877.

STEPS TO BEACH 4BR/2BA furnished house.
Washer/dryer, porch, long-term preferred. Only
$,1200 month. (813)251-3105.

ANNUAL 3BR/2BA DUPLEX apartment. Central
heat/air, near beach, fenced yard, shadeporch. Kids,
pets, washer/dryer hookup, references, security
$795 month. 778-7431.

'I ANNUAL RENTALS 1BR Gulffront, 503 Gulf Drive S.
$595 .month; 2BR/1.5BA, 408A 71st Street $800
,month; 2BR/2BA, 3202 6th Avenue $700 month. Call
Fran Maxon Real Estate 778-2307.

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



SKEY ROYALE best value on Anna Maria. Exclusive
3BR/2BA home on quiet, private street. Fresh
tropical low-maintenance landscaping, one-car
,garage, boat slip available. Was $189,000, now
-$174,900. 606 Amrbassador, 761-9259.


CANALFRONT BAYVIEW 2BR/2BA fireplace, work-
room, garage, lushtropical screened pool and lanai,
boat dock, walk to shops and beach. 778-6177.

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

BARK & COMPANY REALTY. Steven M. Bark, Bro-
ker. 383-1717 or 720-3200.

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

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

SEASIDE-STYLE VILLAGE on Longboat Key. Steps
to white sand beach. Casual coastal living. 27 single-
family homes from $425,000. Call Conrad Beach,
The Folsom Group 387-9595.

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. $218,900. 778-2316.

BY OWNER Holmes Beach duplex on double lot.
Plenty of room for additions, pool, etc.. 100 yards to
beach. Proven track record of great rental income.
Will consider lease option. $199,000. Frank
761-9259.

BRAND NEW 3BR/2BA house. Tile floor in
greatroom, Berber carpet in bedrooms. Big,
screened porch. Close to shopping and dining and
only a short block from beach, $218,900. John
Michaels, Licensed Real Estate Broker, Pelican
Enterprises 779-1101.


FOURPLEX WITH OFFICE fantastic view of Tampa
Bay and skyway. Excellent income and location.
Waiting list of tenants, currently annual, but would
make excellent seasonal. Solar-heated pool, walk to
pier, new shopping center, Bayside Park in Anna
Maria. $549,000. Call Yvonne Higgins at Wagner
Realty 720-3879.

TWO COMMERCIAL CONDOS many uses. Repair
shop, art studio, light manufacturing, wholesale.
$125,000. Call Yvonne Higgins at Wagner Realty
720-3879.

GREAT STARTER neat, clean, well-cared for home
near Cortez Plaza. 2BR/1 BA, one-car garage, large
lanai, quiet neighborhood. $74,900. Yvonne Higgins
at Wagner Realty 778-2246 or 720-3879.

ANNA MARIA 2BR/1 BA fully-furnished condo. Walk
to two piers, bay, Gulf, restaurants, and marina. On
canal with boat slip. $129,900. 647-5123 ext. 2 or.
646-3946.

VILLAGE GREEN by owner. Large D Model condo
$149,900, 795-8169.

PERICO BAY CLUB villa in gated community. 2BR/
2BA, one-car garage. Large glassed lanai and foun-
tain. Only $139,900. Call Marilyn Trevethan, Island
Real Estate 778-6066.

ALF ACTIVE SIX-bed south.Sarasota beauty. Owner/
operator nets $50,000 year. Owner will train, sorne
owner financing. $199,000. A. Wicks 926-7000.

HOW TO ADVERTISE
DEADLINE: MONDAY NOON forWed, publication. UP to 3
line minimum includes approximately21"-words $8.00.
Additional lines $2.50 each. Box: $2.50. Ads must be'paid in
advance. Stop by or mail to 5404 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach,
FL 34217. We're located next to Chez Andre in the Island
ShoppingCenter. More information: 778-7978. -

EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY All real estate adver-
tising herein is subject to the Fair Housing Act, which -
makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation or
discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handi-
cap, familial status or national origin, or intention to make
any such preference, limitation or discrimination." Familial
status includes children under age of 18 living with parents
or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing
custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not
knowing accept any advertising'for real estate which is in
violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that.
all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on
an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination -
call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777, for the hearing im-
paired (TDD) 1-800-543-8294.


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HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX. Tidy CLOSE TO BEACHES. Contemporary
duplex just a block from the beach, 3BR/2.5BA, open plan with many newfea-
Move-in condition in owner's side. tures. Master bedroom and bath on
Long-term tenant in west side. 1BR/ ground floorwith 2BR/1 BR on second floor
1 BA each side. Dave Jones/Dick Maher with balcony overlooking greatroom.
778-4800. $148,500. MLS 38533 $185,000. Dick Maher/Dave Jones 778-
4800. MLS 36165

BAY WATCH CONDO. Beautiful 2BR/2BA
bayfront complex. Spacious open floor
plan, turnkey furnished. Intracoastal view
with private boat and fishing dock. Oppor-
-L "'" unityy to own an excellent investment prop-
erty. $174,900. Elizabeth Andricks 778-
4800. MLS 34463


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


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


ANNA MARIA ISLAND! 2BR/1 BA, rare find PLAYA ENCANTADA 2BR/2BA unit, located
on Anna Maria Island. Eat-in kitchen, one-car tennis court side of first-class Gulffront com-
garage, on a nice lot. Don't wait to make offer, plex with pool/spa, tennis and on-site man-
Harold Small 778-2246. ager. Offered at $154,500. Call Dave
Moynihan 778-2246/778-7976 eves.

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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M AUGUST 18, 1999 M PAGE 31 2 -


224 OAK AVENUE
Waterfront 3BR/3BA Elevated Home
Open greatroom with fireplace and oak floors. Master suite has
his-and-hers walk-in closets, whirlpool tub with separate shower.
Screened deck overlooks the boat ramp. No bridges. 2,100 sq. ft. of
air-conditioned space. Asking $359,900. Please call 795-7805.


Prp aTION aREN T

Property Management


PRIVATE GULF RETREAT!
110 foot Gulf frontage on natural beach.
Breathtaking views, 3BR/3BA, 2,800 sq. ft. liv-
ing area with spacious master suite plus lovely
open deck on second floor. Room for a pool
and situated on two great Gulf lots. $995,000.



P^ <^^\ since
^G 1957
MARIE LI UC REAL ESTATE
FRANKLIN REALTY BROKER
'We ARE the Island.'
9805 Gulf Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria, Florida 34216
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 ;,Fax (941) 778-2250


BILL ALEXANDER
Broker Owner


Bill Alexander and Lynn Hostetler, owners of
A Paradise Tnc. Realtor, are pleased to announce Dennis
Rauschl has joined their firm as a sales associate. Dennis and
wife Peggy have been property owners for six years on Anna
Maria Island. Prior to moving here, Dennis was
employed as a director of engineering at Unisys
Corporation in Minneapolis. Along with an
engineering degree, Dennis also has a MBA
in management and accounting.
Dennis and Peggy own and operate
'Anna Maria Beach Place (formerly Victoria's)
a six-unit vacation-apartment building. With Dennis' extensive business and
engineering background, he's' an excellent addition to A Paradise and he
looks forward to serving our clients and their real estate needs.


SEASONAL RENTAL
Now proudly managed by Old Florida Realty Company
The Captain Billy Fulford House 4523 123rd St. W, Cortez
Extraordinary 5BR/3BA home with 20 by,
feet private pool! Located in the historic Villal
of Cortez, this home will sleep twelve peepI


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Spacious greatroom, all amenities, large cov-
ered porch and rooftop sundeck overlooking
the enclosed, lushly landscaped pool area.
Nevwly renovated and furnished this home is
a perfect Florida getaway for large groups.


Call Ann Harmon for availability.
The only Accredited Residential Manager on Anna Maria Island


2501 Gulf Drive. Bradenton Beach r j3[Orida Re,
L^]i www.oldfloridarealty.com Company
942. 778-6849
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Ann Harmon gussie@ix.netcomi.com


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we're' the biggest because we're the best ...
Mike 77 778-6696
Norma 1-800-367-1617
,3101 Gulf Drive
Rjea' lty inc. Holmes Beech, FL 34217
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"Wir Sprechen Deutsch"
RESIDENTIAL
BRAND NEW KEY WEST HOME 4BR/3BA with Gulf and bay
views. Upgrades and extras. Shaft for elevator. $435,000.
CANALFRONT LOT Anna Maria 75 ft. front. $175,000.
VILLAS WITH HEATED CAGED POOL. 4BR/2BA, 2,006 sq.
ft. living area each side. Extras. Can condo-ize. $440,000
CHOICE ISLAND LOT 9,700 sq.ft., $108,000.
NEW! Lot with bayview and boat dock. 90"by 132 ft. $149,500.
WILDEWOOD 2BR/2BA beautifully updated. $110,000.
COMMERCIAL
STYLING SALON Eight stations. Great location. $39,000 OBO.
HISTORIC BRIDGE STREET 2,400 sq. ft., three stores, 150 ft.
to Sarasota Bay. Can add to size. Developing area. $355,000.
LOT C-2 Zoning.Walk to beach $150,000.
32 APARTMENTS Sarasota, $1,300,000.

ANNUAL RENTALS RIVER OAKS 2BR/2BA waterfront with
boating, secured lobby, elevator, tennis, heated pool, clubhouse.
VACATION AND SEASONAL RENTALS- Call Lu.
SPECIAL: PERICO BAY CLUB 2BR/2BA SEASONAL-
5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
www.tdolly@bhlp-lnfi.net TDOLLYYOUNGREALESTATE.6OM


WALK TO BEACH F.-
Beautifully updated 3BR/
2BA home. Very spacious
greatroom plan with ex- .
quisite use of hardwood B
and ceramic tile flooring
throughout the home. Kitchen and baths have been redone
to reflect today's designer touches. Landscaped and fenced
for serene privacy and utmost beauty. Ground-level bonus
room and three-car parking too! Incomparably lovely and im-
maculatelv maintained. $209.000.


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No. 0808


BOYS WILL BE GIRLS

BY BRENDAN EMMETT QUIGLEY / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ


ACROSS
1 Rolls up
8 Carbo-loading
meal
13 Jalopy
18 Country with
modern Africa's
first female head
of state
19 Stick to
20 Undercut
21 Feminine jazz
group?
24 Buffoon
25 "Already?"
26 Silo contents,
for short
27 Grp. that holds
an open house
28 Recently
31 French
business
partner,
maybe
32 A prof. may have
them
33 New girl on the
block?
39 Twiddled one's
thumbs
40 On target
41 Old terr.
42 Socially
challenged
person
43 Beat on eBay
46 Swab
48 First bishop of
Paris
51 ComfoIrt


52 "-- Tu"(1974
hit)
53 Emmy-winning
Lewis
55 Run out
58 Shoe
specification
59 Classic
role-playing
game,
informally
61 United
63 Like Shelley's
"sister of the
spring"
65 Unbelieving
lady?
70 Beef on the hoof
71 It may be laid
down in
church
72 Part of a
religious title
75 Smidge
78 Charge
81 Unpopular
kids
83 Times Square
sign
84 Lake of the
Ozarks river
86 Engaged in a
coven's rite
88 Conceive
90 Certify
92 Yours, en
francais
93 Dutch city NW
of Arnhem
94 Personification
of the sea, in
myth
95 Address abbr
96 Common
woman?


102 Personification
of the sun, in
myth
103 Many truckers
104 Saved, in away
105 It may be tapped
106 Old curiosity
shop stock
107 Classic Caesar/
Gershwin tune
of 1919
110 Street fleet
114 Handy miss?
119 Sudden
120 Bottom of a ring
121 Like some
Asian-
Americans
122 Novelist Frances
Parkinson -
123 China--
124 Keeps going
DOWN
1 "When I was

2 Mr.
Minderbinderof
"Catch-22"
3 Genesis name
4 Bell ringer
5 Overseas title:
Abbr.
6 Article in Stern
7 Inept person
8 It shows the
head of Jose
Morelos
9 Designed for
flight
10 Attention--
I I Washing
instructions sie
12 Costume
13 Doughnut filler


14 Swindle
15 Not fixed
16 Not final
17 Classical literary
works
19 Big name in Top
40
20 Early stage
22 Old photo print
23 Where 17-Down
originated:
Abbr.
29 Pooch
30 Ballet practice
31 N.J. post
33 Gossiped
34 "Hansel und
Gretel," e.g.
35 Wait on
36 0. Henry
surprise
37 Protection from
a storm
38 "Rule
Britannia"
composer
39 Metro map
abbr.
44 Cybername
45 Low grade
47 A PC may use it
48 Like a Mel
Brooks movie
49 High-tech suffix
50 Sent unwanted
E-mail
54 Like Hitler
56 --Walton
League
(conservation
group)
57 Land of 147 mill.
60 Servant's list
62 J.F.K.
guesstimate


64 Related on one's 75 good turn
mother's side 76 Old navigation
66 Steinof the instrument
Comedy 77 "Geronimo,"
Channel .e.g.
67 Immobilize 79 Burns
68 Distinctive 0Seeya
profile 80 "See ya"
69 Poor soil 82 It's usually
ingredient played first
73 When some 85 "Is that so!"
news shows air 87 Holiday
74 River through preparation
the Savoy Alps 89 ActorJohnny


91 Writer's block?
93 Actress Getty
97 Sign of secrecy
98 Beethoven
symphony
99 Bacteriologist
Salk
100 Like Nash's
lama
101 "Macbeth"witch
102 Wheel man
103 Brilliant feats
107 Off


108 Worked like
Arachne
109 Some miles away
111 Tennis score
112 Bit of sweat
113 W .:.r-..ers need
the-m Abbr
115 What's what in
Spain
116 TV's "Emerald
Point --"
117. Pre.;. hid orn
118 But'---..


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