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FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE AUGUST 25, 1999
Anna Maria post office site selection narrows
By Susan K. Kesselring
The Anna Maria City post office will have a for-
Four properties were offered to the U. S. Postal
Service as potential sites for the new post office.
The two sites being considered by the postal ser-
vice are the newly constructed Bayview Plaza across
from the city pier and the former Islanders' Market,
9807 Gulf Drive.
When opened, Bayview Plaza will operate as a retail
center. Offered in the proposal is 3,250 square feet with
44 on-site parking spaces, while the former grocery store
has 5,400 square feet and paved parking in the rear. How-
ever, the parking lot is zoned residential.
Postal service officials announced their desire to
look for an alternate location in March because the
facility has outgrown its current location at 9908
In an attempt to keep the post office in what resi-
dents have coined the "Post Office Plaza," owner
Ted Cole offered the entire building to the postal
service for consideration.
Expansion would have increased the square foot-
age of the property, excluding parking, from 2,821
square feet to 4,347 square feet.
Expansion of the current building is not an option,
though, according to U.S. Postal Service Real Estate
Specialist Mary Presnell. In a letter dated Aug. 19 and
addressed to Anna Maria Mayor Chuck Shumard,
Presnell said, "We have occupied a portion of this
building for some time and the configuration does not
lend itself to our operation. The work space for our
employees is extremely limited."
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wh/t lie sees, as sister Renee helps him
check out the computer in her first grade
classroom during open house last week at
Anna Maria Elementary School. Islander
Photos: David Futch
By Paul Roat
The oft-discussed and oft-postponed pub-
lic meeting on parking meters in the Bridge
Street area of Bradenton Beach is scheduled
for Thursday night.
Police Chief Sam Speciale has proposed in-
stalling 40 meters. 20 at the Bradenton Beach
City Pier approach and 20 at the city parking lot
near Key West Willy's restaurant. The pier
meters would be in service 24 hours a day. at an
hourly rate of 10 cents. The meters at the munici-
pal lot would cost 25 cents for five hours, and be
enforced daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Special said revenue projections from the
meters would be S3.285 per year. "It is not my
intent for this to be a major revenue genera-
tor." he has said. "but it is a xwax to solve the
The meter discussion began more than a
year ago and was dropped when Bridge Street
merchants objected. The matter came up again
in the spring at a regular meeting. Little pub-
lic comment was \oiced at that time. and a
special workshop has been planned. scheduled
and rescheduled several times since.
The public meeting will be at city hall. 107
Gulf Drive N.. beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday.
After retrieving a lunch box that was left on the bus, Teacher Aide Candi Shields hands out color-coded tickets
to students so they catch the correct bus home. From front to back are second-grader Sylvie Mariolan and
fourth-graders Lauren Cappello and April Glennon. Islander Photo: Susan Kesselring
One condo upgraded safety
in wake of Playa Encantada fire
By David Futch
A May 1998 fire blamed for S3.5 million in dam-
age to Playa Encantada, a Holmes Beach condo-
minium. hasn't caused most other Island condominium
and motel owners to upgrade their fire equipment or
Kurt Lathrop. deputy fire marshal for West Mana-
tee Fire Districts. said seven condominium associations
initially called to ask what they could do to ensure fire
safety in their buildings. Only one condo actually did
"There have been some who asked for an esti-
mate." he said. "Some others have asked for walk-
throughs to explain what areas they can upgrade. But
the Martinique put in a brand new fire alarm system.
The interest is there until the estimates come in.
Though the cost is high to "retrofit" older buildings
constructed in the 1970s before more stringent build-
ing codes were adopted, the cost of a fire can be de'v-
Sprinkler s -ters are '.' hat Lathrop said he rwoudid
like to see in every building. "But they cost serious
bucks. To retrofit older structures .. ith a sprinkler sys-
:em can cost up to Si'C ')f00." hse said.
A standpipe. or ire hydrant ,s stem that runs from
the bottom floor to the top. can cost S50.000.
One of the problems firefighters encountered at
Plava Encantada was the lack of access to the fire.
Lathrop said his crew took a long time getting lines
set up because they couldn't get equipment to the fire.
which occurred on the beach side of the building.
A lightning strike caused the Playa fire and over-
grown Australian pine trees blocked firefighters access
along side the building. Fire trucks and other equip-
ment couldn't get to the beachfront unit where the fire
Also. the building had no stand pipe. a pipe that
runs bottom to top. that serves as a fire hydrant. Stand
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Sandscript ......................... ............ 18
Anna Maria Island tides .............................. 19
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Crossw ord puzzle.......................................... 28
THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
j~ PAGE 2 K AUGUST 25, 1999 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Commission gives motelier 30-day deadline
By Pat Copeland
Motelier John Pace has until the end of September
to come up with a plan to bring his business into com-
pliance or face code enforcement action, said Holmes
Beach city commissioners recently.
Since last fall Pace has been seeking a way to le-
gally continue to rent an 1Ith unit at his Aquarius
Beach Resort, 105 39th St. According to city research,
a previous owner added the 11th unit in 1981; however,
the unit was not to be used as a motel room.
At the time the city council approved the room as
a model for the sale of timeshare units. Once the units
were sold, the room was to be used for recreation. The
council stipulated that no more than 10 units in the
motel be occupied.
Pace, said his family, as well as previous owners,
have lived in the 11 th unit and city officials have been
aware of the unit's existence and use through the years.
Pace said when he and his wife moved from the prop-
erty last fall and the unit became available to rent, the
situation came to the city's attention.
In an attempt to find a solution, city commission-
ers drafted an ordinance to create a special non-confor-
mity status for buildings or structures that don't com-
ply with city requirements but aren't considered non-
conformities. According to the ordinance, the property
owner had to make application for special status and
meet specific criteria.
However, planners recommended against the adop-
tion of the ordinance saying it would open the door to
density increases and did not conform to the city's
comprehensive plan. The city attorney then suggested
amending the density provisions to require that the
density existed prior to the date of the adoption of the
1989 comprehensive plan.
Planners rejected the amended ordinance because
of the density issue. They also pointed out that the or-
dinance would not aid Pace because the Aquarius did
not have a legal density of 11 units prior to 1989.
"We wrestled long and hard with it, but we agreed
that the ordinance would be more of a detriment to the
Laying the ground work
With the help of some heavy machinery, a pit 12 feet deep and 100 feet long, is being dug to help contain 11,000
cubic yards of sand to be pumped from Biminy Bay within the next two weeks. Islander Photo: Susan Kesselring
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
pipes can be expensive, but fires are more so.
Firefighters had to run long lines from the road, snak-
ing up the stairs and down hallways to access water.
"A fire can do $3 million damage. One of the chal-
lenges we face is enforcement power to make people
retrofit," Lathrop said. "We don't have any."
What Lathrop does offer is the chance for people
to have firefighters come to talk to their building asso-
ciations and convince them retrofitting is not only the
right thing, but paramount to safety.
There are a lot of places that have alarms, but it
only rings in the building.
The alarm never reaches the fire station. only the
ears of building occupants. People assume that when
the alarm goes off ffirefighters are on the way.
For the most part, that doesn't happen. Lathrop
said. If people don't call 911. emergency personnel
often don't know there's anything going on.
"We're trying to encourage people to hook into our
system through our monitoring station." Lathrop said.
"Then when an alarm goes off it's related to dispatch
and we respond in about 90 seconds.
"A lot of these places are totally unaware of what
they have. That's one of our goals is to make people
aware of what they have. what the violations are and
what they can be doing."
At any time people can call WMFD at ~4!-3900
and ask for fire prevention and we'lll be glad ro come
out and tell them what they need." he said.
"Customer serivce is what we're about." he said.
"If that means showing up at S a.m. for coffee and
cookies, or 8 at night, that's what we're soinm to do.
"The days are over where people think we're just
sitting around waiting for something to happen. We're
out there doing things all the time. trvinc to educate
people to what we're all about."
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
When its intentions were first announced, Presnell
stated the postal service was looking to acquire a build-
ing with 4,000 square feet. Options included enlarging
the present facility, moving to an existing building or
building a new post office.
Cole's lease with the postal service is a fixed-term
lease beginning in September each year and ending
August 31. A clause in the lease gives the post office
a 30-day out.
The postal service presently pays S48,408 annually
for its space and has 2,128 boxes installed.
According to U.S. Postal Service spokesperson
Gary Sawtelle, the postal service is unsure what it will
pay for rent on either site or when the relocation will
be finalized. He said a better determination will be
made once the site is chosen.
The other site the postal service is not considering is
a building at 314 Pine Ave.. denied because it was only
offered for sale and the postal service is looking to lease.
Talk of the move began at a commission meeting
in November when Shumard announced the post office
would be moving from its current location to the sight
of Bayview Plaza.
Shumard said he knew the post office was planning
to move when he saw the building site plans.
At the time the post office w'.as not actively solic-
itine ror a new location and didn: announce its oan-
to move until March.
Presnell said while trhe oost office i interested in
obtaining comment. from citizens and the citv commis-
sion regarding its moo e.:: xx i:i make me nal decision
on where the ne. post office nv.il go unless there is a
strong objection from resident.
Presneld said she v.ill stav in touch with Shumard
for a consensus. and citizens are rin cited to make v.r::-
city than a benefit," Planning Chairman Sue Normand
told city commissioners.
Commissioner Rich Bohnenberger noted that plan-
ners recommended that owners of such properties seek
other creative legal options such as variances or spe-
cial use permits.
"I thought this revised ordinance was trying to cre-
ate a variance process," Bohnenberger said.
City Attorney Patricia Petruff agreed and noted, "The
ordinance creates a separate process by which someone
can come to this commission and plead his case. That's
as creative an option as I can come up with."
Commissioners then agreed not to proceed with the
ordinance and Pace asked, "Where do I stand?"
Petruff said Pace could apply for relief under the
state's Burt J. Harris Act, also known as the private
property rights act. Pace would be required to demon-
strate that the deletion of the 11th unit would constitute
an "inordinate burden."
"In that process the property owner would make an
application and present evidence showing the inordinate
burden and evidence about the decrease in the value of his
property," Petruff explained. "Then the commission
would make a decision based on that specific situation."
The other option would be to bring the property into
compliance by eliminating the 1 Ith unit, Petruff said.
"This process has been going on since October
1998," Pace responded. "Because of the prolonged ef-
fort, we have been making reservations for that unit
through the end of this year."
Mayor Carol Whitmore noted that when the issue
first arose, commissioners advised Pace to continue
renting the unit until the commission made a decision.
'"You have a decision to make," Petruff told Pace.
"If you want to bring the property back into compli-
ance, you need to bring in a plan of how you will do
that and when that will occur and your constraints in
making that happen, for example, having the 1 Ith unit
reserved through Columbus Day weekend.
"If you do nothing, it will become a code enforce-
ment board matter and that board will put time restric-
tions on you and require you to bring your property into
compliance or face a penalty."
"If Pace decides to pursue the Harris act or other
legal action, will the 1 Ith unit maintain its current sta-
tus?" Bohnenberger asked.
Petruff said if commissioners believe Pace is pursu-
ing a remedy in good faith, they could agree to that. How-
ever, she suggested that commissioners give Pace a dead-
line to make a decision on which option he will pursue.
ten comments up until Sept. 17.
Presnell said she could not pin down a date as to
when the new post office will be up and running. She
said the project will first have to be cleared through a
state government agency which could take two months.
During this time, she said, an advertisement would
be placed for a contractor to convert the interior of the
building which could take up to three to four months.
Anyone interested in offering their opinion on the
postal service location may write to: Mary S. Presnell,
Real Estate Specialist, United States Postal Service, Fa-
cilities Service Office, Bldg. 3(X), Suite 3), 40(X00 DeKalb
Technology Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30340-2799.
They'll be bowling for dollars at the Ninth
Annual O'Connor Bowling Challenge Saturday.
Aug. 28. at Galaxy Lanes on Cortez Road.
The Islander B\.stander Mullet Head team is
reads to take on all comers and dare them to beat our
99-pin average. or at least try to top our bar tab.
There will be a sign-up at the Bridge Tender
Inn from 5:30 to 7 p.m. then it's on to the Galaxy
for the 7:30 p.m. bov.i off.
The Challenge is presented by Bill and George
O'Connor to benefit youth sports programs at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center.
Entr. fee Si-. i2 per person and includes
-,c. Gea :2i ear(.. 0More than 20 people shov, up
ever. -.ea: for -Mos Fun Fundraiser.
.An a-&.ardi ceremony'and party wiv.li follow at
Marina Ba-. Restaurant in Hoimes Beach.
The Jlander B :tandcier and Circuit Citv are of-
iering a ga.e ot ski:! to '.in a r2-inch color televi-
ion.you ge a g; ;:e. your name goe- in a hopper and
he name ar_ .;, v. i :._e TV.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER U AUGUST 25, 1999 I PAGE 3 JI
How about some kinder,
gentler phone etiquette?
By Paul Roat
Geoff Wall has a problem with numbers. Or, to be
more accurate, he and Holmes Beach City Hall have a
problem with seven particular digits.
Anna Maria Island telephone customers have either
a "778" or "779" telephone number prefix. It's been a
long-standing Island tradition to give out your phone
number by announcing the last four digits, since almost
everybody has the "778" before their number, and the
practice is just one of those things that help prove.
you're a true Islander.
A change in tradition has taken place among some
governmental agencies, though, when officials found they
Tingley birthday bash
Friday, Saturday in
Bradenton Beach's Tingley Memorial Library
is celebrating its benefactor's birthday Friday and
Saturday, and for this party the guests get a gift.
The public is invited to the library, 111 Second
St., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. Visitors will
receive a choice of a romance paperback or a puzzle.
The party commemorates Beulah Hooks
Hannah Tingley's birth Aug. 29, 1893. Upon her
death in 1986, she bequeathed funds to the city,
funds that accrued interest and eventually took the
form of the library in her name. Besides books and
magazines, the library has three computers avail-
able for children and adults.
The library offers cards to check out books to
anyone with a local address for a $1 annual fee.
Also available are used books for sale, with pro-
ceeds from the book sales used to buy new books.
For more information, call 779-1208.
could get better long-distance rates through a state service
with the prefix "708." Holmes Beach City Hall has one of
those new numbers with the new prefix 708-5800.
Wall's telephone number is 778-5800.
"I guess I get about 10 calls a day for city hall,"
Wall ruefully said. "I even get calls left on my answer-
ing machine, despite the fact that I changed my mes-
sage to add that if you're calling city hall that number
What really irked Wall was an angry call he got
from an irate citizen last week. Actually, it was four or
five calls, all left on his answering machine, which has
the standard "I'm not in my office now, please leave a
message after the tone" followed by "and if you're
calling city hall, call ...."
"I don't know why you're not in your office, but
call me back at..." the caller said to start the sequence.
"I thought it was a buddy of mine," Wall said, "and
called the number and said something like 'What the
hell difference does it make to you whether I'm in my
office or not?'"
"The profanity you used was uncalled for," the
next message on Wall's machine said. "When I find out
who you are, I'll make sure you don't work for city hall
any more. We don't need your kind of person repre-
senting the city."
The next call was more pointed: "You're a
The final call was just a noise: "Thwppp-
"Every call I get on my machine, people go right into
their spiel and don't hear that it isn't city hall they're talk-
ing to," Wall said. "Some people are really angry. I'd just
like everybody to chill out, for chrissake!"
Meanwhile, Wall's irate caller made a phone call
to The Islander Bystander to complain about city hall's
"abusive phone message" on his machine.
"What number were you calling?" we asked in
Code enforcement meeting
The first meeting of the Anna Maria Code Enforce-
ment Board has been scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 31,
at 7 p.m.
The city commission unanimously approved an
ordinance creating the code enforcement board in
March and appointed members in April.
The board will meet at Anna Maria City Hall
where new members can expect to hear from the city's
attorney, who will explain the workings of the board,
the ordinances and what they mean to the board.
A new code enforcement ordinance revised an
older one that. officials describe as not effective in
dealing with routine violations. The new law's pas-
sage was delayed and there has been no code en-
forcement meetings since the old board became de-
funct in early 1998.
Anna Maria City
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
8/26, 7 p.m., Public forum on parking meters
9/1, 1:30 p.m., Commission work session on public
9/2, 7 p.m., Commission meeting
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
9/1,7 p.m., Parks and Beautification Advisory Board
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
8/26, 6 p.m., West Side Fire District budget public
hearing, Station 4, 407 67th St. W., Bradenton.
8/26, 7 p.m., Anna Maria Fire District budget public
hearing followed by joint meeting with West Side
Fire District, Station 1,6001 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. For information call 741-3900.
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Anna Maria refuses to give in on pier lease
By David Futch and Susan Kesselring
Anna Maria city commissioners refused to buckle
under in their continuing negotiations with the restau-
rant lease holders at the city's pier.
When the commission finished its work at the
Monday, Aug. 23, meeting, restaurant owner John
Home and one of his partners, Phil Seay, bolted from
Commissioners didn't budge on a new lease requir-
ing Anna Maria Oyster Bar to pay $5,000 a month or
6 percent of gross sales, whichever is greater.
Currently. Home, Seay and Seay's brother Ben-
jamin pay about $28,000 a year for the right to run the
eatery at the end of the pier jutting into Tampa Bay.
Commissioner Robert McElheny said the commis-
sion was adamant about the 6 percent figure because
for years restaurant owners have held a cushy lease
with the city.
In an Aug. 5 letter to Mayor Chuck Shumard,
Home and Seay's attorney Keith Wadsworth wrote
there were 16 areas in the new lease they would like to
negotiate before it's signed.
Paramount to them was what the city would charge
for rent. Home and the Seays wanted a cap of $90,000
on the total rent paid during a 12-month.period.
McElheny said when he saw the $90,000 offer, he
figured they must be making enough money at the res-
taurant to pay 6 percent of gross sales.
McElheny said after the meeting that the commis-
sion is just trying to get a good deal for the city.
"I think we can get the rent over $100,000 (a
year)," McElheny said. "They put $90,000 in their pro-
posal and they wouldn't put it in there if they couldn't
pay it. We're not trying to penalize John Home, but
he's had a gravy train for a long time."
Commissioners who were adamant about the city
getting 6 percent of gross sales were McElheny,
George McKay, Doug Wolfe and Max Znika. Shumard
said he wanted 6 percent, but thought it could be nego-
Seay said he thought 6 percent of gross sales was
"We'd like to have 6 percent lowered to 4 percent
for the entire term without negotiations at the end of the
seven-year lease," Seay said. "We think 6 percent is
excessive. It's difficult to live with this."
The commission would have none of it.
Toward the end of the meeting, Seay, Home and
attorney Curtis Clinton, Wadsworth's law partner, said
they wanted to discuss something.
Commissioners then started talking to each other
without speaking loud enough for the audience to hear.
An objection was raised by Islander Bystander
Publisher Bonner Futch who told city attorney
Hendrickson the commission was violating the Florida
Two audience members asked what the commis-
sioners were talking about.
Commissioners Doug Wolfe and George McKay
said they were "gossiping" as to what the restaurant's
annual gross sales are.
Shumard said he had seen estimates of $1.3 million
or $1.4 million.
Regarding the other 15.requests by the Seays and
Home, the commission agreed to:
A seven-year lease with an option for five more
years. Should the tenant exercise its option, then the
base rent and percent of gross sales would be open to
Extend the grace period from five to 10 days with
regard to applying a 5 percent late fee on rent pay-
Pay the submerged land lease fee of $263 a year
when it is imposed by the state. However, if in the fu-
ture a tax collector deemed parking at the pier was sub-
ject to ad valorem taxes, because the parking benefits
the business, the tenant and not the city would pay
Forgive Home from having to police alcohol
consumption on the pier. However, city attorney
Hendrickson said he would look into this provision
prior to the signing of the lease. Both McElheny and
Shumard said they didn't expect Home to.patrol the
pier in an attempt to curtail drinking outside the res-
Pay for a state-required $500 fishing license al-
lowing the public to fish on the pier.
Allow Home to close a portion of the pier for
special events only if the commission gives approval
- and only if the fishing areas are unaffected. The
commission said the pier is for the enjoyment of the
public and they want it stay that way.
Allow Home to close Easter, Thanksgiving and
Christmas and move closing time back from 10 p.m. to
9 p.m. from June 15 to Labor Day. Home said, "If I'm
busy, I stay open regardless."
Add some language to the lease that defines what
a "reasonable amount of time" is when doing repairs
and maintenance. The city may be in a situation where
the competitive bid process would delay commencing
work. This item is still to be defined. Attorney Clinton
said his clients feel repairs should be done within a
specific time period.
Leave a section that's already in the current lease
requiring Home and the Seays to come to the commis-
sion before any expansion of the restaurant takes place.
The commission feared expansion would leave little of
the pier for the public and fishermen to enjoy.
Home said expansion only means he will take in
more money and hence so will the city. But Wolfe said
Home already has expanded by putting tables outside
on the deck, ostensibly shoving fishermen and the pub-
lic to the east and west sides of the pier.
Give Home and the Seays notification should any
liens ever be filed against the pier so the group would
have a chance to satisy that lien.
Hold the restaurant harmless for any accident that
occurs on the pier as a result of lack of maintenance by
the city. The tenant agrees to indemnify the city for
accidents that occur associated with the restaurant.
Release the restaurant owners from their lease in
the event the pier is destroyed and the city decides not
to rebuild it.
Check its insurance policy to make sure it covers
full replacement value of the pier.
Give Home and the Seays a means to collect
money for any repairs the restaurant does.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 AUGUST 25, 1999 0 PAGE 5 IE
Some seniors to get additional tax break
By Pat Copeland
The loss of $6,500 in tax dollars is a small price to
pay for giving the elderly an additional homestead ex-
emption, Holmes Beach city commissioners said.
Commissioners recently asked the city attorney to
draft an ordinance to authorize an additional homestead
exemption of $25,000 to property owners over age 65
who have an annual household income of less than
According to Manatee County Property Appraiser
Charles E. Hackney, "There are 116 persons more than
65 years old with household income of less than
$20,000 within the City of Holmes Beach. Using last
year's millage rate, if the city granted the full $25,000
exemption, this would result in a loss of income to the
city of approximately $6,500."
The legislation to authorize the option for counties
and municipalities to grant the additional exemption
came from a Florida constitutional amendment passed
by voters in 1998. The law became effective on July 1,
1999 and governing bodies have until Dec. 1 to pass
ordinances which will take effect next year.
According to the legislation:
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state's police agencies Aug. 28 through Sept. 7. Local officers will be citing drivers and passengers who do
not buckle up their seat belts. Those who are pulled over and are wearing seat belts will be rewarded with
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the department finds necessary.
Amateur radio buffs
to aid emergency
Amateur radio operators Chuck Stealey, Roger
Byron and Tom Thompson, all of Holmes Beach, have
offered their services to Island emergency officials in
times of disaster.
"Ham radio operators serve emergency operations
centers all over the country and provide immediate
emergency communications," Stealey explained to
members of the Island Emergency Operations Center
recently. "Since we live here, we're very concerned
about what happens here."
Stealey said the trio investigated the Amateur Ra-
dio Emergency Service, or ARES, which is supposed
to provide support to public officials and help track the
whereabouts of residents, especially those hospitalized
"We found that they have no one to come out here
and help us when there's a disaster," Stealey continued.
"They advised me they don't even have enough ama-
teurs to cover all the hospitals and shelters."
Stealey said the trio plus two other Island amateurs
will pursue forming their own radio club to provide
support to Island officials. The club will be affiliated
"We'll do what we can to help you," Stealey said.
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I OUR OPINIONej
Residents from Anna Maria to Bradenton Beach
have an opportunity in the coming weeks to make posi-
tive contributions to city government.
Bradenton Beach wants your opinion Aug. 27 on
the placement of parking meters at the city pier and at
a municipal parking lot utilized mostly as employee
parking for nearby restaurants.
In Holmes Beach, you still have time to voice your
opinion Sept. 14 on lengthening terms of office from
two to four years for commissioners and the mayor
before they put it to referendum. They'll also be con-
sidering changing election periods from March to No-
vember at a later date.
But nothing we can imagine could offer the pub-
lic more opportunity for input than the negotiations in
Anna Maria on the city pier lease.
The public was in good attendance at the Monday,
Aug. 23, meeting, ready to offer opinions on the nego-
tiations between the city and pier operator John Home,
his partner Phil Seay and Home's attorney.
They didn't get the chance though. No public in-
put was allowed.
Item by item, the city and the tenant agreed on
most items discussed between them.
Starting from the bottom and working up the "hit
parade" like a Letterman top-10 list, rent was discussed
last as if anyone would dare leave the meeting be-
fore that was finalized.
In the meantime, the city agreed to indemnify (hold
harmless) the tenant in the event of a lawsuit resulting
from injury. Why not? The city will be responsible for
the maintenance and condition of the pier.
(A current lawsuit against Home extends to the
city, including a claim he failed to carry insurance in
the amount specified by the lease and he is presently
responsible for repair and maintenance.)
Apparently, indemnification only goes one way.
And what about repair and maintenance? Under the
proposed lease, the city assumes this responsibility. But
no conversation or lease terms address the present con-
dition of the pier or assessments against the tenant for
the present state of disrepair.
(Remember, in spite of the tenant's responsibility,
the city spent $1,800 to repair the men's bathroom and
spent city dollars on structural repairs and lighting.)
Is it an oversight that neither the city nor the pub-
lic have demanded reimbursement from Home?
The city stood its ground against closing the pier
for private parties and such, agreeing that the public
fishing areas remain open. The city agreed to allow the
tenant to close its operation, which includes the bait
shop, three days a year.
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Parking stirs up Anna Maria
On Saturday, Aug. 7, at approximately 3:30 p.m.,
a "warning notice" was left on our car, even though we
were parked legally on the south side of Park Avenue,
which is an area where there are no residences.
Is there a city ordinance that only two or three cars
maximum are allowed to park on a street even though
there are spaces available between signs?
"If you live or stay on the Island, walk (in bold
print) to the beach," the notice states.
The majority are elderly in the area and can't walk
to the beach. Also, does that mean only people from
outside of Anna Maria Island can park?
The obvious reply would be for us to stay in
friendly Holmes Beach, but it's the principle of the
matter. Perhaps authority has gone to the head of offi-
cials in Anna Maria City.
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Please, use your influence to stop this harassment.
Anthony and Helene Narbus, Holmes Beach
Editors Note: Anna Maria Mayor Chuck Shumard con-
firmed that the parking notice circulating in Anna
Maria was not produced by the city.
Thanks for college
Thank you Islander Bystander very much for your
sponsorship of the Summer Fishing College.
Capt. Mike's (Hiestand) and your efforts brought in
S1,400 to the Anna Maria Island Community Center,
which will sponsor many of our children's programs.
We hope that you and Mike will hold another fishing
college in the spring when our seasonal guests are here.
From all of us at the Center, thanks again.
Diana J.Robinson, administrative director and
adult programming coordinator
SLICK By Egan
Does anyone wonder what will happen to 24-hour-
a-day fishing? The proposed lease doesn't address
locked rest rooms or night security.
Meanwhile, the city agreed to pay the $500 blanket
fishing license fee, which leaves confusion as to how the
tenant will collect the minimal one-cent fee from fishers.
The new lease does not require the bait shop (now
more beer than bait) to remain, but if so, why shouldn't
the tenant pay the license fee from its revenue? As
stated, the tenant is only required to keep tackle on
hand and sell bait "when possible."
The city decided the tenant will have to ask its permis-
sion for any expansion of its facilities although Com-
missioner Doug Wolfe's question regarding whether the
tenant received permission to expand its present dining
facilities on the outdoor deck was stifled.
The city and the public may have to re-de-
fine the restaurant's premises before proceeding if they
are to enforce limiting expansion. And as for the
lengthy discussion about permitting alcohol on the
walkway, certainly the liquor license also limits service
to the "premises."
While the stumbling blocks were disguised with
"smooth talk" and promises of cooperation, requests by
the tenant to cap the base rent, cap its percentage pay-
ment, reduce the percentage from 6 to 4 percent and
limit rent increases in the option period were handily
The rent remains (so far) at $5,000 per month or 6
percent of gross sales, whichever is greater.
There was lots of talk about escalating the base rent
according to the Consumer Price Index, but the tenant
wanted a cap, which, of course, is not the intent of a
Commissioner Robert McElheny's comment that
rent at the Bradenton Beach city pier is based on 12
percent of gross sales, apparently fell on deaf ears.
Bradenton Beach collected more than $100,000
rent in 1998.
In 1995, four years ago, Home offered Bradenton
Beach 15.5 percent of gross sales for its pier franchise,
but he bucks Anna Maria's request for 6 percent.
Mayor Chuck Shumard said he saw sales numbers
for Home's pier operation, recalling annual figures of
approximately $1.3 or $1.4 million.
Perhaps the cost-of-living increases should be ap-
plied to the tenant's 6 percent gross sales payment over
the seven-year term.
See, there's still a lot to address a lot of positive,
pro-active opportunities for Anna Maria taxpayers, just
as soon as they're allowed to speak.
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TBHSE WERE THE BAYS
Part 13, A Soldier's Story
by June Alder
Allied soldiers gassed in the 1918 Battle of the Marne wait in a meadow for
A TASTE OF MUSTARD
The final German attack of the
Great War took place within 50 miles of
Paris. Frightened Parisians could hear
the blast of artillery. They could not
smell the foul "mustard gas" that was
unleashed against the French and
1 'merican troops assembled on the
banks of the River Marne. But they knew
about its horrible effects.
The first day of the battle 1,000
American soldiers were felled by gas.
One of the victims was Clair Jones of
Anna Maria Key.
At first Clair did not appear to be
greatly affected by the gassing. But that
evening he gagged on his supper, began
to cough and gasp for breath. His lungs
felt as if they were on fire. His eyes
burned, his head throbbed, his body
shook with the violence of the retching
that continued until dawn.
Clair was sent off to a hospital in
the south of France devoted to caring
for poison gas victims, although no one
knew exactly what could be done for
Clair's friend Will Austin knew he
might never see Clair again. But good
soldier that he was, he would never
show the extent of his anguish in his di-
ary. These excerpts tell how Will spent
the remaining days of the important Sec-
ond Battle of the Marne:
July 15: Fritz paid dearly for his at-
tempted drive, for few crossed the Marne
and they were killed or captured. Our
wounded were sent back to hospitals. Only
133 men of Company E answered roll call.
Full complement is 250 men. Moved to a
point on the road to Corbein. Dug
trenches, strung wire in front of them, and
held them as infantry. Slept in trenches,
alternating, one man sleeping an hour
while the other watched.
July 16: Still holding trenches. Saw
an Allied plane go down over Chateau-
Thierry hit with shrapnel. (Judging
by the hour, it was Kermit Roosevelt,
Teddy's son. His was the only Allied
plane to go down that day.)
July 17: Bombardment abated,
though furious at times. Our food is
brought to us once a day from a dis-
tance of nine miles in an old wagon.
Began raining at dusk. Terrific down-
pour. No rain coats. Trenches flooded.
July 18: Still in the trenches, ev-
erything a mess, mud and water. A
French gun of large caliber, 155 mm,
opened up on the enemy but had wrong
range and put several shells danger-
ously near our trench. One of our men
wounded. Got a few hours real sleep,
first in three days. Four air battles. Our
planes went over Fritz's lines and
brought down five of their observation
balloons. They fell in flames. Glorious
July 19: We moved last night
about 2 o'clock to a wood and laid
about on the ground for the balance of
the night. Resting today. Tomorrow
we're to get a bath and new underwear.
July 22: Went out in the morning
and afternoon on salvage detail where
the 7th infantry was camped. We got a
German machine gun with ammuni-
tion. Crossed the Marne on the pontoon
bridge we had built. Went some miles
up toward the German line and took up
a position with loaded rifles and fixed
bayonets as supports for the 7th Infan-
try. Held this position overnight. No
action. Germans still retreating.
July 23: Went back across the
Marne and worked on a heavy pontoon
bridge made of boats some French
boats, others captured German boats.
July 24: Still working on the
bridge and salvaging. Many German
dead along the Marne and a few
Americans. Percentage about 15 to 1.
All dead Americans were facing Ber-
The battle ended in late July 1918
with the taking of 30, 000 German pris-
oners and the Germans in full retreat.
The victory brought Parisians out into
the streets to celebrate.
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Bradenton Beach 'official'
insurance soon to be adequate
By Paul Roat
The numbers are in and, although not as bad as
projected, Bradenton Beach buildings are still woe-
fully underinsured for damage caused by winds,
floods or fire.
Police Lt. John Cosby and City Clerk Pat Grizzle
has estimated the city's buildings and contents are
underinsured by about $613,000. Some estimates
placed the number as high as $700,000. City officials
apparently did not increase policy limits several years
ago when additional contents, such as new computers,
and improvements to the buildings were made.
"If we were hit by a storm and lost the buildings,
we could not afford to rebuild them" with current in-
surance coverage, Cosby said.
A new policy is now in place to have city hall,
the police department, Tingley Memorial Library,
the city garage and the city pier assessed every three
years. Contents will also be tallied and insurance
coverage assessed to determine if it is adequate for
total replacement in the event of a storm or fire.
Anna Maria, Holmes
Holmes Beach Treasurer Rick Ashley said
his city is in good shape regarding its level of in-
surance coverage. City buildings are valued at
$1,628,915 while the rest of city property such as
vehicles and furniture are worth $656,569.
"I've been hear a year and from day one the
city's been cognizant of its insurance needs," he
Anna Maria City Clerk Laura Vogel said she
has talked to the Florida League of Cities which
indicated the city is properly insured.
City Hall and Player's Theatre are valued at
$464,465 and the city's storage facility at 402
Pine Ave. is worth $178,197.
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city budget that may be transferred to pay for the in-
crease in policies.
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Rebuilding Cortez Road was easier than landscap-
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in a month or so.
The thoroughfare west from 75th Street to 119th
Street was widened to four fast lanes in 1997, a major
project here for the Florida Department of Transporta-
tion. That was the easy part.
For the past year and more Manatee County has
been trying to get the landscaping done in the medians
that separate the east- and west-bound traffic. It had a
contract, then it sort of didn't, now it doesn't, and now
it is hoping the next round will go more smoothly.
The county went out for bids on the job in July 1998.
The next month it awarded the contract to the low bidder,
Marvin's Gardens, at $326,849.36. It included an exten-
sive irrigation system and five years' maintenance.
But Marvin's couldn't find the holly trees specified
in 30-gallon size and held off signing the contract un-
til it could convince the DOT to settle for smaller trees,
which were available.
That didn't work out, and Marvin's Gardens never
did sign the contractual documents, said Janet McAfee,
director of project management for the county. No per-
formance bond was ever posted, so there was no loss
except for the time and landscaping.
Eight of the medians are six feet wide and will get
some shrubs to keep the grass company, all of them
being in lawn now. But four of them are 26 feet wide
and will have trees as well as shrubs, said McAfee.
"This will be fairly intense planting, for medians," she
said. "State road jobs require more landscaping than our
county roads, so more permitting and more time."
The new specifications will be somewhat simpler
than the old ones, she said. The long-term maintenance
will be omitted, since a county-wide agreement for
maintenance of all medians is in place now.
The county commissioners have canceled the con-
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probably within the next month, McAfee said.
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Commission overrules planners on special event parking
By Pat Copeland
In spite of the planning commission's recommen-
dation to the contrary, city commissioners want to fa-
cilitate art shows and events on the city field.
Holmes Beach city commissioners decided ven-
dors should be allowed to park overnight on the city
field during special events.
In June the members of the planning commission
rejected a draft ordinance which would allow partici-
pants, including persons displaying items at the event,
vendors, sponsors, owners and managers to camp in the
The planners' recommendation against passing
the ordinance is "like taking the Privateers away,"
Mayor Carol Whitmore said. "I hope the commis-
sion doesn't accept the planning commission's rec-
ommendation. It's another thing you're taking away
from the Island."
According to the ordinance, camping would be
limited to self-contained recreational vehicles that have
living, sleeping, cooking, dining and rest room facili-
ties within the vehicle. Campers could set up two days
prior to the event's opening and were required to leave
one day after the event closed.
Planners said the ordinance violated the first goal
of the city comprehensive plan: "To ensure that the
residential/family character of the City of Holmes
Beach is maintained and protected, while recognizing
the potential for economic benefit resulting from the
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Ceremonial check presentation at pier
Florida Representative Mark Flanagan, front right, presents Anna Maria Mayor Chuck Shumard a $100,000
check for restoration of the city pier on Aug. 5. The matching funds are from the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection's Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program. Also pictured, rear from
left, pier operator John Home, Commissioners Max Znika, Doug Wolfe and Vice Mayor Robert McElheny.
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The ordinance would encourage vendors to camp
in the field and cook their own meals rather than stay
in the city's motels and eat in its restaurants, and the
city's businesses would lose thousands of dollars, plan-
Planners were also concerned that:
There is no limit on the number of campers per
exhibit and no maximum capacity for the field.
The use of the words "city property" rather than
"city field," which could include other city properties.
The number of days camping is permitted is ex-
There are no size limits on the vehicles.
There is no rental fee for the camping.
Additional police patrol would be required.
"I think we're getting a little picky," Commissioner
Sandy Haas-Martens said. "The vendors want to be by
their art and these events bring people to the Island."
Haas-Martens said vendors usually don't arrive
until the day before the event and leave the evening it
concludes, so she has no problem with a three-day limit
Ginger White, executive director of the Anna
Maria Island Art League, said the group has sponsored
art events in the field for the past 12 years. According
to their application guidelines, artists are not to be on
the field until 1 p.m. the day before the show and are
to be finished setting up by 4 p.m. the same day.
"In their packets, the artists receive a list of Island
motels," White noted. "The great majority of the art-
ists 75 to 85 percent do not stay on the field. They
stay in motels and buy food from Island businesses. I
wish you would rethink this."
Commissioners agreed to a three-day limit on park-
ing in the field.
"Remove all references to camping in this ordi-
nance and replace them with the words 'overnight se-
curity' and limit the number of units that can be there,"
Commissioner Rich Bohnenberger recommended.
Commissioners asked the city attorney to revise the
ordinance using Bohnenberger's suggestions and
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will host its August business card exchange and recep-
tion Wednesday, Aug. 25, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the
Chamber's quarters, 5357 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
That Anna Maria Island Tourist Information Bu-
reau will be in charge of the program. Details are avail-
able at 778-1541.
Tuesday bridge games
get under way
The Anna Maria Island Community Center has
begun a series of "friendly" bridge games every Tues-
day, with every level of play welcome.
Setup will be at noon and play starts promptly at 12:30
p.m., said Diane Robinson, who is coordinating the pro-
gram. Details may be obtained from her at 778-1908.
Antique Auto Show entries
sought at St. Armands
Preserved old cars are being sought for entry in the
fourth annual Classic Antique Auto Show from 8 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Sept. 11 on St. Armands Circle, said the spon-
soring St. Armands Circle Association.
Registration may be made by mail or on-site reg-
istration will be from 8 to 10:30 a.m. the day of the
show. There is no registration fee. Details may be ob-
tained from Bill Carman at 388-3561 or 388-1554.
Winners in the Aug. 18 horseshoe games were Jim
Spencer of Holmes Beach and Bill Starrett of Anna
Maria. Runners-up were Jack Cooper of Holmes Beach
and Ron Pepka of Anna Maria.
Winners in the Aug. 21 games were Herb Ditzel
of Anna Maria and Pepka. Runners-up were Spencer
The weekly contests get under way every Wednes-
day and Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria City Hall
Park, 10005 Gulf Drive. There are no membership fees
and everyone is welcome.
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Two concerts in Bradenton are on the 1999-00 sched-
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They will be at Neel Auditorium on the Manatee Commu-
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Back to the set
The Island Players set-building crew is back at
work at the theater, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna
Maria City, after a summer off-- actually, about
half off. They so enjoy their camaraderie, said
Carolyn Pepka, that they stick together in the off
season to do other worthwhile work. They are
shown here at the Habitat for Humanity house
they helped build in Palmetto, left to right, George
Goetz, Ray Heck, Ms. Pepka, Jack Abene and Joe
Vona. They finished it in time to start work on the
complicated set for the Players first production of
the season, "Dancing at Lughnasa," which opens
Two special shows set
Special shows will highlight the programs at
Bishop Planetarium, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton, for
several nights in August and September.
"Lunar Odyssey," a new star show with a virtual
journey to the moon, will be at I p.m. daily for the rest
of August and two daily shows in September, at I and
4 p.m. The planetarium is open every day but Monday.
The other special is encore presentations of the
laser light show "Parrothead Jam," featuring laser ani-
mation and special effects showcasing the music of
Jimmy Buffett. The shows will be at 8 p.m. Thursday
and Fridays, Aug. 27 and 28 and Sept. 3 and 4.
Details may be obtained at 746-4131.
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Wit and wisdom by native
Floridian Gib Bergquist
A big dog
in a little package
Back in 1987, the Cracker wrote a story about the
time when Spud, our new puppy, entered our lives. A
portion of that column follows:
I'm the proud dad of five children, three of whom still
reside at home Marisa, 6, Kevin 8, and Laura 12.
When we lived on a small orange grove in Polk
County, I made some vague promises to the kids that
we would get some dogs and horses when they became
a little older.
This, of course, was before my wife and I decided to
toss it all, move to the Island and become full-time beach
bums. We had to compress 28 acres of elbow room into
a small lot. It was obvious the horses had to go.
"But what about the dogs, Dad?" We bought the
kids a fish tank.
"But you can't pet fish, Dad." We bought the kids
a parakeet, and later, a mate for it.
"But you can't romp and play with parakeets,
Dad." We bought the kids two male hamsters. (Both
male to avoid a population explosion among these
"You can pet them, but they don't bark and sit
up, Dad. You promised. What about Kayo, Pal,
Popeye and all those other Cracker dogs you had
when you were a boy?"
I could play the heavy no longer. "Fleas or no fleas,
we are getting a dog," I announced to my wife.
Off we went to Tallevast, to the best daschund
breeder in the area. I'm partial to this breed. It could be
because we are both built close to the ground.
Upon arrival I announced to the owner that I
wanted a miniature, smooth, chocolate, male daschund
She disappeared into the kennel and returned to the
waiting room with a wiggling, tail-wagging puppy,
which she placed on my lap.
"He's a wiener," I announced. It was love at first
sight. He immediately bonded our friendship by baptizing
my best guayabera, which I had worn for the occasion.
The ride back to the Island will long be remembered.
The pup didn't like being in a car and voiced his
disapproval with continuous whining between stop-
lights. The owner had cautioned us the pup had been
wormed that very morning and might need a little
Gilbert "Gih Bergquist, standing,. to Holnies Beach
talks to( several of the 150 people who showed up
Saturday.. A-t. j. at Coquina Beachi or iis- 75th/
bir:hida, pjart. T/e cuisine had a srrict\- Fioridak
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the mojo-style. garlic-and-herb-infused pork on
Cuban bread. You might want to head east and give
it a try for only four bucks. Gib says you can hardly
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Welcome to the family, Spud.
Upon re-reading this story, the Cracker had a flash-
back to the Turbulent Sixties, during his FBI days,
when we had Soviet spies among us.
FBI agents in the Big Apple had "doubled" a So-
viet spy. This covert operative now worked for both the
KGB and FBI. In order to control this spy and keep him
honest, the Bureau needed to know his secret code so
that we could decipher the radio messages being ex-
changed between him and Moscow.
Agent Bergquist was dispatched from Washington
to New York City to debrief the new double agent. 01'
Gib well remembers getting out of a cab on Broadway
and later ducking into this small no-star hotel where our
clandestine friend was secreted. The debriefing went
well. In order to decipher his messages, we needed to
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Grilling's a cool thing
when heat's overbearing
Salads and cold soups are great ways to beat the
summer heat when the summer doldrums strike.
But grilling outdoors is a cool way to keep the
house and tempers from boiling over.
Stir asked chefs at some favorite beach restaurants
what they like to cook when summer heat makes stand-
ing over a stove unbearable.
Chef Andrea Goyette of Beach Bistro, Holmes.
Beach, and Chef-owner Harry Christensen of Harry's.
Continental Kitchens on Longboat Key agree that grill-
ing is the way to go in the summer.
Chef Andrea likes grilled chicken, tuna or shrimp
on mixed greens as a no muss, no fuss alternative.
"You can go fancy with the same idea by adding
berries and cheese and a raspberry vinaigrette," she
said. "I like to use the grill this time of year. You don't
heat up the kitchen and drive the air conditioning bill
through the roof. Plus it's healthy, which is something
we all need."
Chef Harry does most of his summer cooking out-
doors, grilling skewers impaled with chunks of lobster,
fish, shrimp or meat.
Add some veggies to the skewer and do the meal
up easy, he says.
Soaking in a teriyaki sauce, a favorite marinade or
sprinkling Cajun seasoning on them is a good way to
add extra flavor.
"There are other ways to stay out of the kitchen. I
like cold soups like gazpacho with baby shrimp,
vichyssoise or even cold melon soup made by puree-
ing honeydew or cantaloupe," he said. "I make a sea-
food Cobb salad at the restaurant and it's a big hit in the
summer. It has shrimp, scallops and crab meat and it's
served with a creamy dill dressing."
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with a light vinaigrette.
He does offer something different, something most
folks never heard of before. It's a fine recipe popular
in the Provence region of France.
The dish is Salad Monegast (Mona-ghast) and its
primary ingredient is rice.
Mixed in with the rice is tuna, either canned or
grilled, onions, celery, wedges of tomato and hard-
boiled egg, black olives, diced or sliced red and green
peppers and then topped with a light wine vinaigrette.
Another of Andre's French summer favorites is
Pain Bagnet (Pon Bon-yea). It involves hollowing out
a round loaf of bread then adding Boston bibb lettuce,
tomato, olive oil, wine vinegar, anchovies and basil.
"How about a good, cold tomato soup," Andre
said. "Sautee some onions, add some some pureed to-
mato and a potato, fresh dill and chicken stock. Cook
30 or 40 minutes. You can add a little cream if you like.
Then boil spinach, chop and add for garnish. It's great
hot or cold."
Here's an easy summer dessert souffle from Andre.
It's called mandarin souffle glace (glah-say)
and don't be scared, it's easy because
you don't bake it. You put it in the
Take four or five egg
yolks and add a half cup of
sugar you've melted in a
pan with a little water. Then
add two tablespoons of man-
darin liqueur and a cup and a
half of cream. Whip it until
foamy. Put the mixture in in-
dividual molds and layer
some mandarin orange slices
in it. Freeze until hard. Serves
four cool diners.
Chef Jeff Thomas at Bis-
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Maria, suggested a couple of
different summer salads sure
to please and easy to make.
Chef Jeff s gingered water-
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Take a seedless watermelon and cube the fruit, then
chop some yellow tomatoes in chunks. Get some fresh
ginger and grate it, adding as much as you like to taste.
Sprinkle suger, salt and pepper over the top, add a nice
light vinaigrette or maybe some lemon juice and olive
oil and toss it.
"Put it over some field greens or Bibb lettuce. It's
a nice fun salad you can pack and take anywhere.
For something really different, try Thomas's ji-
cama cole slaw. Publix probably has it. The Mexican
market in Palmetto has it for sure. Shred jicama like
cabbage. Add some shredded zucchini, yellow squash,
scallions and sliced red bell pepper. Next, mix in may-
onnaise with red or white wine vinegar and a shot of
vanilla extract. Refrigerate and serve cold.
"I like the texture of the jicama. It's nice, fresh,
crunchy and healthy."
Chef Bobby Wheeler of the Beach House restau-
rant in Bradenton Beach loves to make cold tomatoes
with fresh Buffalo mozzarella topped with red onions,
capers and pesto.
"It doesn't matter what time of year it is. My wife
and I eat cold foods quite a bit," Chef Bobby
said. "We like grilled chicken or shrimp on
a Caesar salad. I did it with grilled
permit one night and it was killer."
Chef Bobby offers up this
vichyssoise recipe. Boil some pota-
toes, sautee onions, add some
chicken stock and maybe some ba-
con for smoky flavor. Puree it and
add a little cream if you like. Make it
as thick or thin as you want. Serve it
with an herbed cream cheese.
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that most people would never think of
making and it's easy.
Chilled peach soup. His easy direc-
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Aug. 13, criminal mischief, 101 S. Bay Blvd.,
Bayview Plaza. An unknown person entered the busi-
ness, knocked a sink off the wall and urinated on the
floor, said the report.
Aug. 17, criminal mischief, 400 block of Magno-
lia. The complainant reported three juveniles threw
rocks at a street light and broke the globe. The deputy
located the juveniles and informed their parents of the
Aug. 12, criminal mischief, 100 block of Seventh
Street South. The victim reported the juvenile suspect
had been shooting at the back of his house with a BB
gun for three days. The officer located holes in the
victim's vinyl siding and window.
The officer said he observed the suspect in his bed-
room with the window open shooting at a paper target
hanging in the window. The officer met with the
suspect's mother, confiscated the BB gun and referred
the suspect to teen court.
Aug. 13, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach. The victim reported an. unknown person re-
moved her purse valued at $40, a driver's license, $25
in cash, checks, a credit card and a check card.
Aug. 14, information, 2219 Gulf Drive, Sand
Pebble Beach Resort. The mother and her child were
in the swimming pool when the mother saw that her
child had gone under water and she began yelling. A
guest in another room heard the mother and started
CPR on the child.
When the officer arrived, he observed that the child
was semi-conscious and had expelled a large amount
of water. EMS arrived and transported the child to the
Aug. 14, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach. The victim reported an unknown person re-
moved a backpack valued at $100, $350 in cash, a
driver's license, two credit cards, a bank card, a set of
keys and makeup valued at $20.
Aug. 15, interference with child custody, Leffis
Key. The officer on patrol observed a juvenile hiding
behind a sign in the park. The officer watched as the
juvenile and the suspect entered a vehicle and began to
leave the park.
The officer stopped the vehicle and a check
showed a report that the juvenile had left her home
through a bedroom window without her parents' per-
mission. The parents responded to take custody of the
juvenile. The officer advised the suspect of the charge
and released him.
Aug. 15, possession of marijuana under 20 grams,
107 Gulf Drive S., Key West Willy's parking lot.
The officer said he observed Frank Harold
Cummings, 46, of Bradenton, smoking a marijuana
cigarette after exiting his vehicle. The officer said he
performed a search and found a marijuana cigarette
in Cummings' pocket and a partial marijuana ciga-
rette in the center console of Cummings' vehicle.
A check showed Cummings had a suspended
driver's license and the officer received instructions
to seize Cummings' tag. Cummings was released on
Aug. 17, criminal mischief, 200 Bridge St.,
Bridge Street Pier and Cafe. The officer responded
to an alarm call and found an unknown person broke
a wooden door, but did not gain entry. The area was
checked with a K9 from the sheriff's office but no
one was found.
Aug. 17, possession of marijuana, possession
of paraphernalia, trespass warning, 501 Gulf Drive
N., Bridgeport condominium. The officer responded
to aid the complainant evict Michael F. Papish, 19,
of Tampa, and gained entry to the unit through an
unsecured door. The officer located Papish asleep in
a bedroom and said he observed marijuana, three
pipes, a bong and a bag of mushrooms on a coffee
Papish said the items were his and he was placed
in custody, said the report. Papish was released with
a notice to appear and the complainant issued a tres-
Aug. 17, DWLS; attached tag not assigned, pos-
session of marijuana, 1300 block of Gulf Drive South.
The officer stopped Andre J. Labranche, 21, of
Bradenton, driving a vehicle with a broken tail light.
A check showed Labranche's driver's license
was suspended and the tag belonged to another ve-
hicle. Labranche was placed in custody and the of-
ficer said he searched the vehicle and found a par-
tial marijuana cigarette.
Aug. 18, DWLS, attached tag not assigned, 400
block of Gulf Drive North. The officer observed the
subject operating a vehicle with an inoperable head
lamp and stopped him. A check showed the subject's
driver's license was suspended and the tag was as-
signed to another vehicle. The tag was also altered,
said the report. The subject was placed in custody.
Aug. 20, burglary ttoaifltmncture times three,
possession of burglary tool ttinmes three, criminal
mischief times three, Coquiinmaffwch. Tlte officer on
foot patrol in the park after co-~sng heard noise com-
ing from the concession stand. Upon investigation he
observed three suspects attempting to break into the
When the suspects saw the officer, they ran to a
vehicle and sped out of the parking lot traveling
south on Gulf Drive. The officer advised Longboat
Key police, who stopped the vehicle. The suspects
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Awards ceremony and party to follow at Marina Bay.
$12 each includes three games and shoes.
Presented by Bill and George O'Connor to benefit
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Aug. 15, animal, 300 block of Clark Drive. The
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Aug. 15, burglary, 4900 block of Gulf Drive.
The victim reported an unknown person removed
Christmas decorations valued at $200, a lawnmower
valued at $200, a vacuum cleaner valued at $130 and
a sewing machine valued at $80.
Aug. 16, assistance, 500 block of 69th Street.
The subject asked the officer to transport him to
Manatee Glens for treatment, which the officer did.
Aug. 16, disturbance, 3000 block of Gulf
Drive. The complainant reported the subjects were
having a loud argument and the officer advised them
to separate for the evening.
Aug. 16, assist Bradenton police department
serve a warrant, 2900 block of Gulf Drive.
Aug. 19, lost property a bicycle, 6400 block
of Marina Drive.
Aug. 19, lewd, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee
County Public Beach. The victim reported the sus-
pect approached her and exposed himself. When she
left to locate a lifeguard, the suspect fled. The sus-
pect was described as being in his 40s, six feet tall,
heavy set with short dark hair and wearing a speedo-
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Soccer back in
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last week teaching girls and boys the game's finer points.
Danny Mitchell headed up the IFC players who
volunteered to show young players almost every aspect
of the game, including stretching to avoid injury, drib-
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was making him itch, coach Kevin Morash responded,
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SPORTS, FROM PAGE 16
"This is soccer, son. You live in the grass."
Coach Richie Bell said he only had one problem
with the Center's soccer camp: "No slide tackles."
"How can you teach them to tackle without slid-
ing?" he asked. "I guess they're young and the Center
doesn't want them to get hurt."
Yes, they were young, ages 5-13. But enthusiasm
and effort by the 48 players who showed up were
This is the fifth year for the IFC/Center summer
soccer camp and Mitchell said the caliber of play goes
up each year.
"The first couple of years, the soccer skills were
not near what these kids show us now," he said. "The
players have progressed immensely. They understand
the game better. The better players are making the
younger, less experienced players better. They literally
pull them up."
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ji[ PAGE 18 0 AUGUST 25, 1999 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Beach safety is more than sun block, swim skills
Complacency, distraction and sometimes a gap in
common sense are the biggest causes of a robbery or
I caught a glimpse of some dumbness last week
that resulted in a disaster for one young mother. She
and her year-old daughter were out for a day at the
beach, and I happened to park next to her car in a busy
When I got back to my car to go home at about 1
p.m., she'd had a window smashed. Peering inside, I
saw her purse on the floorboards with a wad of bills
peeking out the top.
She was in the pool, less than 40 feet from her car,
when I called her over to point out the damage. She and
her little girl were both trembling when she saw what
someone had done to her car "I just got it two
months ago!" but Mom was thankful that nothing
was missing. We guessed that someone had gotten as
far as breaking the window before getting scared away.
Remember, this was in the middle of the day. The
lesson is to never leave your guard down and don't
leave valuables in plain sight.
My next-door neighbor.was also the victim of a
break-in last week, this one also due to an onset of tem-
porary dumbness. He'd left his truck unlocked one
night, and someone quietly opened the door and took
his aluminum briefcase off the front seat. He didn't
have any money in it, but nonetheless lost receipts
worth about $900 toward reimbursement on work he'd
I always admired those shiny aluminum briefcases
until I realized they're thief magnets. He's probably
figured that out by now, too.
Both incidents could probably have been averted
if the valuables hadn't been quite so plainly visible, or
the dumb factor had been a little less evident.
Unfortunately, the days of not having to lock your
car or house at night are over on Anna Maria Island. All
it takes is a check of the "Streetlife" column in this
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newspaper to see that yes, we do have crime here.
We're not the murder capital of the hemisphere by any
means, but please don't leave your purse or wallet on
the seat of your car in front of your house at night and
expect it to be there in the morning.
Particularly vulnerable are visitors. For some rea-
son, people sometimes decide to bring all their family
jewelry with them when they go on vacation and, leav-
ing them in an unlocked car, they're always surprised
to return from their vacation adventures to find the
goodies missing. Despite the probable wrath of the
Chamber of Commerce, the Island is not the Garden of
Eden where the snake hasn't yet made his appearance.
Bradenton Beach has had more than its share of car
break-ins, mostly because Coquina Beach and the
Leffis Key area are so popular with visitors. Police
Chief Sam Speciale says the most important thing for
visitors or anybody, for that matter to remember
is to be aware of your surroundings.
If you see someone sitting in a car watching you,
don't make a big show of locking cameras or other
expensive stuff in the trunk before you go swimming.
It only takes a second to pop a trunk and skeedaddle off
the beach with such accessible valuables.
By all means lock things in your trunk, but do so
before you get to the beach. Better yet, leave it all at
home or in your motel room. "The percentage of room
break-ins is fractional compared to car break-ins,"
Special says, reminding us that every motel has a safe
to keep your stuff really safe.
Don't decide that your good stuff is better with you
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than left in a car, either. I will bet that in one three-hour
trip to the beach, no matter how many people there are
in your party, there's going to be at least one time when
everyone will be away from the chairs and towels.
Remember, all it takes is a second and "poof!" there
goes the stuff.
Special said another common-sense tip is to be sure
that you list all your credit card numbers on a slip of pa-
per to facilitate cancellation and replacement. He added
that the paper shouldn't be left in your purse or wallet -
something that seems so basic that it's hard to believe the
number of people that store their back-up information in
with the stuff that's stolen in the first place.
Camouflage is a good trick, too. The young mom
and my neighbor probably wouldn't have had their
losses if they'd covered stuff up with a towel or a news-
paper. Who's going to go to the effort risk to
smash a window if they can't see anything worth steal-
Being safe at the beach is more than just watching
out for stingrays and slathering on enough sunblock
Insurance safety, too
Speaking of being safe, let's hope we've all learned
from a goof in Bradenton Beach in terms of insurance
Seems city officials didn't let their insurance poli-
cies keep up with the value of their contents and build-
ings in recent years. An assessment of property value
and contents revealed a $613,000 shortfall in insurance
coverage. As one official put it, "If we'd had a bad
storm and the city buildings were destroyed, it would
bankrupt the city."
Dig out your insurance policy today and check the
date on it, then look around your house and see if
you've got enough coverage to take care of any new
TVs, computers, kitchen upgrades or other stuff you
may have gotten since the last time you checked.
Chances are you're underinsured.
A few hundred bucks a year in additional coverage
is a small price to pay compared with tens of thousands
of dollars you'll be out-of-pocket if a storm tears across
the Island and rips up your home.
Here's a personal safety tip that's more of an infor-
mational piece than a factoid, and I may be behind the
times but I just learned that you can get contact lenses
that block out the sun's ultraviolet rays. Call 'cm sun-
You can get disposable, soft prescription lenses -
or non-prescription from an eye doctor. Put them in
and they protect your eyes from harmful UV rays with-
out the need for glasses. They don't block light, but 100
percent UV blocking lenses are an added advantage for
computer users. Of course, eyeglass wearers know the
UV coating is available for non-tinted or tinted lenses
- but contacts offer a level of comfort and peripheral
vision not afforded by glasses.
Seems to me they'd be perfect for anybody who
spends a lot of time out in the sun, like lifeguards, fish-
ers or avid gardeners.
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White bait in abundance brings reds in numbers
By Capt. Mike Heistand and Capt. David Futch
Charterboat captains said white bait is so plentiful
now that one cast of a bait net yields all you can use in
And with that amount of bait present, the redfish
are everywhere and feeding hard.
One guide reported catching reds until his custom-
ers got tired of it. At times he said his people had
double and triple-headers.
At Anna Maria City Pier there were reports of
catching mackerel and jacks. On Saturday night, three
sharks were caught, one of them a four footer.
Rod & Reel Pier reported snapper, mackerel,
pompano and one cobia landed.
Annie's Bait & Tackle reporting for Capt. Zack
on the Dee-Jay II said permit to 15 pounds were still
biting and Spanish mackerel fishing remains good.
Catch-and-release snook were hitting and large redfish
were caught on Capt. Zack's boat.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
there are plenty of black drum in the Manatee River,
trout and reds in Terra Ceia Bay and plenty of sharks
in Tampa Bay. Snapper are biting around the Sunshine
Capt. Sam Kimball with the Legend charterboat
said Shawn Byelery, brother Don and friend Craig caught
their limit of grouper to 15 pounds along with mangrove
and lane snapper. Surface action was also great last week
with big bonita to 12 pounds and mackerel to five.
Capt. Kurt Morrison with Neva-Miss caught red
grouper to 12 pounds on thread herring and live pinfish,
and mangrove and yellowtail snapper on live shrimp
and herring. Capt. Kurt said fishing has been real good,
but the weather has been lousy.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 17
A soccer jamboree is scheduled for Saturday,
Sept. 11, where team pictures will be taken.
There's a new alternative golf magazine out
called "Schwing!" and it's a goofy spoof on a game
for folks who don't take the sport too seriously.
"Schwing!" was a word that originated in the
movie "Wayne's World" so you can guess where the
publisher is coming from on this one.
The magazine is published by the same people
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It's supposed to be on newsstands four times a year.
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Capt. Thom Smith of Angler's Repair has been
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Sunday's weekly sunrise golf tournament at the
Manatee County 53rd Avenue course, each scoring
plus six on a modified Stableford scoring system.
For the split, each earned 30 points.
Huffman increased his league-leading, year-to-
date score to 397 points over second-place player
Tim Lease who has 321. In third is Tim Woltz with
Manning also had a skin for 20 points and one
closest-to-the-pin "greenie" for another 12 points.
Wayne Frieler got two skins when he birdied the
17th and 18th hole for 40 points. Scott
VanOstenbridge had two greenies for 24 points and
Wayne Wood had one for 12 points.
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snapper in the bays. Grouper, amberjack and snapper
is the best bet offshore.
Capt. Mike Heistand on his boat Magic said the
redfish are chewing it up with up to 30 per trip, trout
to 24 inches and limiting out on mangrove snapper to
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Fishing offshore: sure-fire getaway
By David Futch
Nothing beats offshore fishing when it comes to
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But like the Boy Scouts, the motto to offshore fish-
ing is "Be Prepared."
Just remember, you'll be out of touch with the
world so make sure your boat's safety equipment is in
working order and there's food and plenty of water on
board for everyone.
Capt. Mike Heistand of charter boat "Magic" and
Capt. Kurt Morrison of "Neva Miss" charters in Cortez
Save helpful hints to 35 people who attended the sec-
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The night's focus was on offshore fishing and
Heistand drove home the necessity for safety equip-
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in fishing inshore near home and going out of sight of
"Phones aren't much good beyond 20 or 30 miles
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someone your LORAN or GPS numbers so they know
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Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon. That's
a device that can save your life. It emits a signal dis-
tinctive to your EPIRB and allows the Coast Guard to
find you in a hurry.
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Now that you're safety aware, here's how Heistand
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"I've been out 60 miles and caught stuff I've never
seen," Heistand said. "When we get in we have to look
it up in a book to see what it is."
Inside 30 miles, Heistand said most people can take
their outboard boats. Conventional tackle like a Penn
Senator reel with 50-pound test line and 100-pound
leader on a heavy-duty stick like a Star rod is preferred.
Beyond 30 miles it's a good idea to find a bigger
boat with twin motors and use 100-pound test line with
a 150-pound leader.
"When you get out 50, 60, 100 miles, grouper can
get 40 to 60 pounds. Black or gag grouper like live bait
such as pinfish, while red grouper seem to prefer cut
sardines or squid," Heistand said. "Beyond 30 miles
you can troll for dolphin or wahoo. Take plenty of ice
- and ice them immediatley."
When looking for the right kind of bottom, look for
what Heistand calls a "swiss cheese bottom." Fishing in-
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find the hidey holes where fish are hanging out.
"But you have to get right on it," he said. "A lot of
people don't spend enough time anchoring."
Get up wind and up tide and drop anchor, drifting
back until you hit your spot. And make sure there's
enough line. A three-to-one ratio is a good rule of
thumb. If you're in 100 feet of water, you'll need 300
feet of line. And your anchor chain should be 6 to 8
feet. Some guides carry 25 feet of chain. You don't
want to lose an anchor because you had no chain and
the line chafed on rocks.
Beyond 30 miles you don't fish structures or rocks,
but bait shows, Heistand said.
But like fishing rocks, you want to be right on top
of the bait.
Snapper will be at the top of the bait show, while
grouper will be at the bottom. A bait show looks like
a chevron or inverted V.
Often when catching a gag grouper the first thing
the fish does is back into a hole and flare its gills to
keep from being pulled out.
"Don't try to horse a grouper out because you
can't," Heistand said. "Just let it sit, even let some line
out, and wait until you feel him move. When he does,
give it all you've got."
Trolling allows anglers to be on the move and catch
fish they typically wouldn't, like dolphin and wahoo.
A good way to troll is to use dead ballyhoo with a
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Island property transactions
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-
level 4,204/5,010 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
OFFSHORE, FROM PAGE 20
plastic skirt pulled over it. Most tackle shops have
skirts which are usually brightly colored.
Bomber lures and Magnum lures are good artificial
lures for trolling wahoo and dolphin, while spoons are
good for cobia, mackerel and kings.
Color fish finders work better than black-and-white
liquid crystal screens, which aren't much good in more
than 100 feet of water.
It's almost mandatory for a person to have either a
LORAN (Long Range Navigation), a GPS (Global Posi-
tioning System) or both. Both is preferable because
Heistand said GPS is done in latitude and longitude and
LORAN is a combination of bisecting radio signals "and
it's almost impossible to convert LORAN to GPS."
Above all, remember safety first, he reminded
The event, sponsored by The Islander Bystander,
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HOMES CONDOS RESORT
GOLF COURSE COMMUNITIES
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RUNAWAY BAY RESORT
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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 10 lot,.wa&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
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/
U-~ U I
Ruth Schnoerr was tops in sales, Bobye
Chasey led in open transactions and Sheila Kidd
in closed transactions in July for the Anna Maria
Island office of Coldwell Banker Residential Real
Others leading in sales at Coldwell Banker
were Ruth Lawler of the Manatee Avenue office,
Stuart Jolly at Cortez and Cheryl Loeffler of
Longboat Key. Other open transaction leaders
were Art and Midge Carr of Manatee Avenue,
Jerry Cercone of Cortez and Jerry Thompson of
Longboat Key. Others heading closed transactions
were Ruth Lawler of Manatee Avenue, Pegi
Larson of Cortez and Barbara Ackerman of
Icp 1,134/1,544 sf home built in 1954 on a 51-by-100
lot, was sold 4/28/99, Finley to Georges, for $121,000.
4255 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 106 Island Village,
a 1,865/3,000 sf condo built in 1981, was sold 4/27/99,
Boyd to Rosche, for $130,000.
520 Key Royale Dr., Holmes Beach, a ground-
level canalfront 1,524/2,584 sf 3bed/2bath/2car home
built in 1959 on a 100-by-108 lot, was sold 4/28/99,
Freeman to Menendez, for $198,000.
6006 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 216 Playa
Encantada, a 2bed/2bath 1,011/1,179 sf condo built in
1980, was sold 4/26/99, Anderson to McLetchie, for
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ISLAND GIFT SHOP
Well established Island gift shop. 17 years at the
same location. Appraisal and books available.
SUNBOW BAY TOWNHOUSE
3BR/3BA Elegance! Mexican tile, den, water
view and boat dock. Carport, tennis, two
KEY ROYALE WATERFRONT
4BR/3BA home on deep-water canal with 55-foot
private dock. Master suite, vaulted ceilings, walk-in
dosets, four-car garage. Pool and tennis. $549,000.
ANNA MARIA NEAR BEACH
4BR/2.5BA family home. Caged pool, deep-water ca-
nal, large lot. Split plan, fireplace, den. $257,500.
SABAL PALMS CONDO
2BR/1.5BA furnished condo. Westside, conve-
nient to everything. Pool and clubhouse. Close
to golf. 559,900.
Bradenzon 2BR/2BA house- -P800
San Rcmo BRP!IBA $550
Condo; and Home'.
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ELEVATED VILLA. Bright and airy 3BR/2BA half
duplex with greatroom, vaulted ceilings, Berber carpet
and Mexican tile. Parking for 4-5 cars under building.
Central to everything. $159,900. Dial the Duncans!
Judy 778-1589 or Darcie 779-2290 eves.
CANALFRONT. Looking for a 2BR/2BA attached villa on
the Island for under $150,000? We have it! Open floor
plan, split bedrooms with water views from almost every
room. Do not miss this one. Dock and davits, too!
$147,250. Call Susan Hatch 778-7616 eves.
BAYFRONT CONDO WESTBAY POINT AND MOOR-
INGS. Wonderful views of bay and Intracoastal from this
2BR/2BA second-floor unit. Extended living room, new
tile and carpet, furniture included. Heated pool and
tennis. $189,900. Call Zee Catanese 794-8991 eves.
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
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ANNA MARIA'S BEST BUY!
This great elevated home in the heart of Anna
Maria is close to everything! 2BR/2BA and lots of
storage downstairs. Nice family neighborhood
within walking distance to beaches, shopping,
post office and Island Community Center. Don't
miss this one, priced at just $174,900.
Walk to the beach from your new home built on this
large lot in Anna Maria City! 75 by 140 feet with
seawall and no bridges for direct bay access. Build
your dream home here! Just listed at $149,000.
[2 Call Ken Jackson at 778-6986
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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 mat-
tress $199; daybed (white with brass finials) includ-
ing two mattresses and pop-up unit $285. Can de-
liver. 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.
QUEEN PILLOW-TOP mattress set with frame. Ex-
cellent condition! $250; white four-poster bed set with
mattresses $250, 778-5814.
WHITEWASHED RATTAN seven-piece set, sofa,
loveseat, chair with ottoman, three tables $500,
queen bed with headboard, two night stands $150,
marble top cocktail table $50. 778-9719.
TWIN MATTRESS, springs and frames, kit. Table
with four chairs, swival rocker, cup and saucer
collection, electric lift chair, Haviland and Noritake
china, wooden extension ladder. 795-6216.
PREMIERCOM LONG DISTANCE phone service.
7.5 flat rate, Florida 7.1, 800 numbers same rates.
A SPECIAL THANKS. To all of those many friends
who came to my 40th birthday party, thanks for all of
your good wishes, cards and gifts. I feel so blessed
to have so many special friends. Thanks to my
friends from Baltimore who flew down just to see me:
Jill, Gary, Marty, Terry, Gayle and Kirk. Thanks to all
of those who helped out so much, my committees
and their chiefs, the bouncers (T-Bone), the decorat-
ing crew (Cheryl) and band (Bob, Bruce and Tommy)
and to everyone else! Thanks especially to my hus-
band, for throwing me the best party of my life! And
last but not least, thank you, Mark, for bringing me
Abby, she has changed my life. Kathy Clarke.
FOUND PET BIRD in Sun Plaza West, 5608 Gulf
LOST WALKIE-TALKIE Monday, Aug. 16, in Holmes
Beach. Call 813-251-5040 or 778-1640.
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ... and everything
else in The Islander Bystander, 778-7978.
YACHT CLEANING by Carleen. Detailing, wax,
maintenance programs. 15-years experience. Island
resident. References available. 750-7337.
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
WET SLIPS AND Hi 'N' Dry storage available at
competitive rates in modern, full-service marina.
BOAT TRAILER JACK swivel-mount with side
winder: Used with 18-ft. boat trailer $25. 748-6222.
OFFSHORE CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Glenn
Corder aboard Deep South. Half & full day. For infor-
mation call 778-1203 or Mobile 713-5900.
PAIR OF 1998 Mercury 150's, 25-inch shafts, stain-
less propellers, low hours. One is counter-rotating,
excellent condition. Stuart, 287-1032.
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.,
BAY WATCH CONDO. Beautiful 2BR/ HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX. Tidy
2BA bayfront complex. Spacious open duplex just a block from the beach.
floor plan, turnkey furnished. Intracoastal Move-in condition in owner's side. Long-
view with private boat and fishing dock. term tenant in west side. 1 BR/1BA each
Opportunity to own an excellent invest- side. Dave Jones/Dick Maher 778-4800.
-ant mrnno d4- C~tA C rt:-_.l..a s* A A C r f) AI Cf' OCCOO
ment property. $174,900. Elizabeth
Andricks 778-4800. MLS 34463
1$O48,3UU. IVIML 383300
CLOSE TO BEACHES. Contemporary
3BR/2.5BA, open plan with many new
features. Master bedroom and bath on
ground floor with 2BR/1 BR on second
floor with balcony overlooking
greatroom. $185,000. Dick Maher/
Dave Jones 778-4800. MLS 36165
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Northwest Bradenton, one acre of seclusion
surrounded by exotic plantings. Custom family
home with caged pool, 3BR/4.5BA, den, gour-
met kitchen, space for several vehicles. Opposite
proposed golf course. Asking $349,000.
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of Labor Day. There will be an early deadline for classified advertising including
line ads for items for sale, services, rentals and real estate, etc. Ads must be
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HOUSEKEEPING FULL/PART-TIME. Good benefits,
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.
CIRCLE K BRADENTON BEACH needs full and
part-time help. Great benefits, shifts available, 3-
11pm, 10pm-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.
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.
ON THE ISLAND. Receptionist for small non-smok-
ing office. Computer and telephone friendly. 25 paid
vacation and personal days, insurance. Call 778-
6651 and ask for Ruth.
PART-TIME TEACHERS, teachers aides, CDA's
(part-time hourly) for Anna Maria Island Community
Center Inc. After School Program, Schools Out and
Holiday Camp, 20 plus hours per week. Positive,
pleasant, energetic, self-directed, team-work
environment, educational enrichment and charac-
ter development curriculum. Salary equal to
education and experience range $7 to $9 per hour.
Drug-free workplace. Phone Mrs. Kelly, 779-2045,
email pierrette @ mindspring.com, or fax resume to
Annual / Seasonal / Monthly / Weekly
5910 Marina Dr Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call 941-778-0770 Toll Free 800 741-3772
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
"Wir Sprechen Deutsch"
BRAND NEW KEY WEST HOME 4BR/3BA with Gulf and bay
views. Upgrades and extras. Shaft for elevator. S435.000.
CANALFRONT LOT Anna Maria 75 ft. front. S 175.000.
VILLAS WITH HEATED CAGED POOL. 4BR/2BA. 2.006 sq.
ft. living area each side. Extras. Can condo-ize. S440.000
CHOICE ISLAND LOT 9.700 sq.ft.. S 108.000.
NEW! Lot with bayview and boat dock. 90 by 132 ft. 5149,500.
WILDEWOOD 2BR/2BA beautifully updated. SI 10.000.
STYLING SALON Eight stations. Great location. S39.000 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 5150.000.
32 APARTMENTS Sarasota. S1,300.000.
ANNUAL RENTALS RIVER OAKS 2BR/2BA waterfront with
boating, secured lobby, elevator, tennis, heated pool. clubhouse.
SEASONALS: PERICO BAY CLUB & MARTINIQUE
VACATION RENTALS ASK FOR LU.
5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
SERVERS, BARTENDERS AND hostess/host
wanted. Full or part-time. Buccaneer Inn 383-5565.
GIFT SHOP AND BOUTIQUE employees wanted.
Cashier duties, pricing etc. Full and part-time. Buc-
caneer Inn 383-5565.
EVENING AND WEEKEND staff required for
Community Center (part-time hourly). Positive
attitude, pleasant personality, energetic, good role
model, organized, self-directed, communication
and computer skills. Salary equal to education,
experience and positive attitude. Salary range $6
to $8 per hour. Drug-free workplace. Phone Mrs.
Kelly, 779-2045, email firstname.lastname@example.org
or fax resume to 778-9511.
SMALL BUSY OFFICE needs full-time secretary.
Real estate knowledge, willingness to learn, com-
puter and office skills necessary. Call 778-4747.
FULL OR PART-TIME help needed at the Island's
health food store. Call 778-5181 for appointment.
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.
TWO RESPONSIBLE HARDWORKING 13 year olds
looking for summer or after school job. Call 778-7675
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
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476.
AUTO DETAILING at your home or office, at your
convenience. Complete detailing includes wash,
wax, shampoo, engine and undercarriage cleaning,
leather & vinyl conditioned, tires and trim dressed
and more. Protect your investment. Call Damon at
BANKRUPTCY $200, Divorce $150 to $200. Adoption,
corporations, modifications, power of attomey, name
change. Suncoast Paralegal Services 742-4788.
THE HONEY DO MAN Handyman. Odd Jobs, small
jobs, repairs. Heating and air conditioning. Licensed,
insured. Free estimates 778-5003 or 726-1067.
HAVING A MAC ATTACK? Call for help with Mac or
PC. Training, internet, hardware selection and instal-
lation. Call Ed, 778-2553.
LICENSED COMPUTER SPECIALIST. Available
evening, weekend. For any computer needs hard-
ware, software, network, commercial, private. Call
LARRY'S BACK. Shell delivered, spread $25 per
yard. Topsoil, gravel, mulch, hauling. All kinds. Office
778-1169, home 779-1529.
CRYSTAL CLEAR POOLS by Mogan. Specializing
in residential spa and pool cleaning. Call Dave at
The only Accredited Residential Manager on Anna Maria Island
I have experience.
I have tenants.
I need more rentals!
Call today to discuss my
marketing plan for your property.
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1 800 778-9599
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Residential Commercial/Industrial Property Management Mortgage Loans Title Insurance Vacation Rentals
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COME BUILD YOUR DREAM
HOME on this canalfront lot.
Straight shot to the bay and
Gulf. $135,000. IB33995
DUPLEX. Elevated, 2BR/2BA
on each side and only one
block to the beach. $235,000.
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778-0766 for a brochure
SINGLE FAMILY HOME Anna Maria Island. Elevated
3BR/2BA home with "legal" ground-floor living area. Lots
and lots of potential, needs some cosmetics, very sound
structurally. Located on the tip of Anna 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. IB39286
KEY WEST-STYLE HOME 3BR/ Ich precneueutscn
3BA on deep-water canal with boat 924-9000
dock. Excellent location across Eves:388-1267
from bay. Two story. Two-car ga-
rage. Light and bright Island home in move-in condi-
tion. Tropical island atmosphere. View down canal
from two wooden decks. $369,000.
Call for rates
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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 Resi-
dential/commercial, full-service maintenance, land-
scaping installation, clean-ups, tree trimming, ponds,
native plants, butterfly gardens. Excellent references.
FREE SNOW REMOVAL Shell, dirt, mulch or stone
delivered and spread for a small fee. Yard clean-up.
Dump truck for hire. Free estimates. Call Dave
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If it's
broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior discount.
EVER-GREEN LAWN and Sprinkler Service. For
quality, dependable work at a reasonable price. Call
Bob at 778-5817.
PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE 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
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.
CARL V. JOHNSON, JR. Building Contractor. New
homes, renovations, additions. Free estimates and
design service. Quality workmanship. Uc#RR0066450.
SCREEN REPAIRS interior/exterior painting, ceiling
fans, drywall repairs, roof painting, tile work, low
prices. 778-0410 office, 504-2027 mobile.
MR. BILL'S HOME Repair Service. Thirty years ex-
perience, self-employed in the construction trade. I
am handy to have around, 778-1110.
BAYFRONT COTTAGE WITH DOCK. Turnkey fur-
nished. beautiful view. covered parking. No pets.
S350/week or S700/month. 794-5980.
PETS WELCOME. 2BR/2BA, lovely furnished home
on canal, with dock and fenced yard, in Coral Shores.
Available now, by the week or month. Realtor/Owner
HOLMES BEACH OFFICE or retail space. Approxi-
mately 1,300 sq. ft. Excellent parking with exposure
on main thoroughfare. Call Smith Realtors 778-0777.
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.
ANNUAL RENTAL: Bayou Condos, 2nd floor units.
2BR/1BA, 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.
RENTAL WANTED. Established remodeling contrac-
tor, 5-year Island resident, looking for 1 or 2BR
house, duplex, etc. Will consider fixer-upper for rea-
sonable 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
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.
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. Wednesday and Sunday.
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* > Owners can wash their vehicles anytime as long
as they use a hand-held hose with a shut-off nozzle.
- Rinsing boats and flushing of boat motors is
* allowed for ten minutes daily.
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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
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.
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.
SURF SIDE 2BR/1BA. Annual, $900 per month plus
assurity security. Available now. 792-2779.
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.
UNFURNISHED 2BR/2BA beachfront condo on
Longboat Key. Prefer single or retired couple, no
pets. Annual lease, $1,800 month. Call 387-3443.
ISLAND CONDO Bradenton Beach. 2BR/2BA on
water with dock. Weekly or monthly Sept., Oct. and
HOLMES BEACH RENTAL 2BR/2BA home on canal
with dock, garage, three blocks to beach and cabana,
no bridges to bay. Monthly $1,600, annual $1,500 per
EXCELLENT LOCATION. Retail or office space for
lease, two units, 456 to 768 sqft. Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach. Call 778-6651 and ask for Ruth.
ANNUAL RENTAL 3BR/1 BA apartment in great loca-
tion. Carport, ground-level, washer/dryer, dish-
washer. $850 month, 2708 Avenue C, Holmes
Beach. Call Mike Norman Realty 778-6696.
CORTEZ VILLAGE HISTORIC home 4BR/2BA sea-
sonal. Tropical foliage, large lot, one block to water,
no pets. 778-1086.
COMMERCIAL WATERFRONT building, high traffic
marina complex. Ideal bait and tackle, dive, canvas,
travel etc. 778-1086.
GULFFRONT PRIVATE BEACH. 2BR/1BA, annual,
no pets. $695 month 778-1086.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND paradise. 3BR/2.5BA, canal
home, heated pool, close to beach. $3,000 per
month, $875 per week. 800-223-4472.
ANNUAL RENTAL 1 BR/1 BA one block to beach and
bay. Close to shops, great location. $525 month,
$300 deposit. 203 2nd St. N. #2, Bradenton Beach.
BEAUTIFUL EFFICIENCY APARTMENT one block
from fabulous beach with great sunsets. $676 month
includes basic cable, utilities and free local phone
service. Available Sept. and Oct. Call 778-4611.
ANNUAL 3BR/2BA DUPLEX apartment. Central
heat/air, near beach, fenced yard, shadeporch. Kids,
pets, washer/dryer hookup, references, security $795
HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL rental. Elevated duplex
2BR/1BA, washer/dryer hookup. Parking under Gulf
Drive near school and Publix Suermarket. No pets,
$750 per month, 778-4546.
DUPLEXES HOLMES BEACH large 2BR, possible third
or study, garage, $800 per month; Anna Maria furnished
1 BR $650 per month. Both very nice 778-2036.
HOLMES BEACH 1BR with big yard, 100 yards to
beach. $650 all utilities included. Call Frank, 761-9259.
SUMMER SPECIAL, magnificent Gulf view,
Bradenton Beach. 1 and 2BR apartments for rent -
daily, weekly, monthly or seasonal. 778-4555.
GULFFRONT LOT, dead-end street, one of a kind!
There are no more like this'. $399,000, 778-4523 or
BARK & COMPANY REALTY. Steven M. Bark, Bro-
ker. 383-1717 or 720-3200.
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.
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BAYFRONT ESTATE $715,000. Four units located
directly on bay/intracoastal steps to Gulf beaches. Ca-
thedral 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
Company 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.
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.
Invites you to call one of our
Island real estate specialists!
KEY ROYALE best value on Anna Maria. Exclusive
3BR/2BA home on quiet, private street. Fresh tropi-
cal low-maintenance landscaping, one-car garage,
boat slip available. Was $189,000, now $179,900.
606 Ambassador, 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.
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/1BA, 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
PERICO BAY CLUB Sparkling 3BR/2BA lakeside
villa. Garage, courtyard, pool, tennis. Professionally
redecorated throughout. $179,500. Visit our open
house at 1103 Roseate Ct., Sunday, 2-4pm or call
Geoff Cross, Ron Baldwin & Associates. 383-9501 or
794-5335 after hours.
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H /l For any real estate needs,
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Mike Norman Realty
ALF ACTIVE SIX-bed south Sarasota beauty. Owner/
operator nets $50,000 year. Owner will train, some
owner financing. $199,000. A. Wicks 926-7000.
KEY ROYALE CANALFRONT stucco 3BR/2BA,
dock, sundeck, screened lanai, open and airy floor
plan, totally refurbished, immaculate turnkey. This
house will go very fast. FSBO $259,900. Open House
Sunday, Aug. 29, 1-3pm. 609 Ambassador Lane,
Holmes Beach. 888-298-6955.
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advance. Stop by or mail to 5404 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach,
FL 34217. We're located next to Chez Andre in the Island
Shopping Center. More 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." Famil-
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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
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GULF VIEW This beautiful 2BR/2BA newly
refurbished condo has a direct Gulf view with
poll, extra storage, parking under unit and
outside. Offered at $260,000. All assess-
ments paid. Maintenance fee $960/quarter.
Call Bill Bowman 778-2246/794-8482 eves.
ISLAND FOUR-PLEX plus large manager's
office. Solar heated pool, wonderful views of
Tampa Bay and Skyway Bridge. Excellent
income and location. S549,000. For more
information call Yvonne Higgins at Wagner
Realty 778-2246 or 720-3879.
ISLAND DUPLEX Excellent Holmes Beach
location and short walk to prime beach.
2BR/1BA each side with central heat and
air. Drive by 207 76th Street. $175,000. Call
Dave Moynihan 778-2246/778-7976 eves.
PUT YOUR BUSINESS HERE! Two com-
mercial condos perfect for art studio, repair
shop, wholesale, woodworking, crafts, light
manufacturing and more. Two offices up-
stairs, two garages downstairs, four half
baths, all under A/C. Zoned C3. Call Yvonne
Higgins 778-2246. $125,000. MLS#38174
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5201 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach
ISLAND LIVING in this completely remodeled home with
French doors that lead to private backyard deck. Walk to
beach. $189,500. Toni King 794-5534. R39365
BEAUTIFUL VIEWS of the bay and Sarasota skyline. 2BR
condominium in guarded community. Cathedral ceilings,
cook's kitchen. Low taxes. $225,000. Bob and Penny Hall
CYPRESS CREEK BEAUTY overlooking twelve acre stocked
lake. Enjoy serenity from your screened gazebo, heated pool
and dock. $525,000. Dave Barker 792-8932. R35539
OLD FLORIDA CHARM. Enjoy spectacular panoramic bay
views on 3/4 acre of lush, tropical beauty. Open home in quiet
setting. $575,000. Sandy Drapala 794-3354 or Kathy
Marcinko 792-9122. R30015
GULFFRONT BEACH HOUSE. Elegant Mediterranean cus-
tom-designed residence featuring imported tile, arched door-
ways and a balcony overlooking beach. $1,300,000. Don
Lewis 794-3200. R37566
DELIGHTFUL Cortez Villa. Split plan 2BR/2B unit just
painted with neutral colors. Beautiful pool and clubhouse
surrounded by well maintained villas and grounds. $62,500.
Joanne Jenkins 795-3838. C39531
GREAT LOCATION. 3BR/2B condominium with cathedral ceil-
ing, separate kitchen. New carpet and paint throughout, tiled
family room, lakefront setting. $114,000. Pat Willingham 722-
4412 or Jim Sellars 798-3577. C37965
QUIET CUL-DE-SAC is the setting for this magnificent 4BR
home with separate office, caged pool/spa. $389,900. Sandy
Drapala 794-3354 or Kathy Marcinko 792-9122. R38259
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BOATER'S DREAM ON GRAND CANAL!
Spacious 3BR/2BA located on double-wide deep
canal with dock, lift and davits recent new seawall.
Many new upgrades, including carpet, windows,
paint/stucco. Home warranty included. $339.900.
FAMILY HOME IN WEST BRADENTON. SPACIOUS CANALFRONT HOME Move
3BR/2.5BA recently remodeled with caged right in! Totally renovated, turkey furnished Key
pool, extra-large garage and fenced yard. Per- Royale home has all the amenities for fun Island
fect for a growing family. $169,900. living! Caged pool, fireplace, boat dock and much
SPACIOUS single family home on a lovely lake
on Anna Maria Island with new A/C in 1998,
some new kitchen appliances and freshly painted
interior and exterior. Newly planted landscaping
adds to the curb appeal. $199,900.
KEY ROYALE! Panoramic water views from
this beautiful 3BR/2.5BA custom home at the
end of Key Royale Drive with spacious rooms.
open floor plan. huge garage and more than
3.000 sq.ft. under air. $649.000.
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ISLAND FOUR-PLEX on iarge comer ;o:
in Holmes Beach just steps to beach' Two
separate buildings house tw'o 2BR'!1BA
units each. for a total of tour rental units.
Great visibility on Gulf Drive' S499.000.
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ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB Gulffront
condo recently "re-done." 2BR/2BA with
pool, elevator, balcony area perfect for
sunset watching and more' Covered park-
GULF PLACE CONDO xe-.r, s. e:
the sandy Gu.ifront e2cn 3 pa c
;ighted tennis court. Tur.:.. :r.r:sr.3C. pe--
rec: for rentals. $339.00,
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ELEGANCE IN KEY ROYALE! Waterfront:
home with golf course across the street. open
floor plan. 3BR plus der.. screened iana:.
heatedo ooi. arge dock for up -o 50 :. boa'
witn eiectrc and water. $675.00
NEW PERICO BAY CLUB :st. A-.:2;a
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BUILDABLE LOT in Anna Maria. steps
fror beach' Great location to build your
drearr. hore' $152.500.
SPACIOUS SECOND FLOOR corner
- r ;.e-- irron c.r.d 2BR/2BA witn
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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.
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ANNA MARIA BAYFRONT LOT at 834 S. Bay Blvd.
includes a front wall with gate and asphalt driveway,
a seawall in very good repair, some sandy beach to
walk, and 19,600 (100x196) square feet of land to
build a better house than the one that burned down
in the 1960s. Asking $400,000.
Doug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, Fl 34216
Phone & Fax: (941)778-1222
(941) 748-6300 Licensed Real Estate Broker
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BY DAVID J. KAHN / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ
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ANNA MARIA ISLAND Bay Palms 3BR/2BA
home with two-car garage and boat dock. Well
maintained, roof approximately four years.
S209.000. Noreen Roberts 778-2261. MLS#39205
PERICO SHORES Lakefront model home. 3BR/
2BA. furnished with gorgecus designer features.
Waterfront view from ;anai. S350.000. Rose
Schnoerr 778-2261. M;LS"34550
COUNTRY ATMOSPHERE vet cose-in' --5BR
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new custom kitchen. Lanai overlooks your 41-ft.. dock.
S263,500. Rose Schnoerr 778-2261. MLS#38237
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MINI RANCH ON THREE ACRES 4BR/2BA with
new everything' Pool. hot-tub, manicured grounds.
barn. fencing. Terrific value. S180.000. Doug New-
comer or Nancy Fasel 778-2261. MLS#38407
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Call Missy Laps at 778-9611
Toll Free 1.877.651.0123
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SANDY POINTE bayfront complex. 2BR/2BA
overlooks pool and nature preserve. Short walk
to beach. $110.000. Bobye Chasey 778-2261.
TERRACES AT TARA First floor turrey end unit
overIooks fifth hole and sixth tee. 2BPJ/2A. Covered
parking, .:-' nrrra r -rnp included. S94.900 Noreen
Roberts 778-2261. MLS?'37105
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