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FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS e DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE SEPTEMBER 1, 1999
Burglary, assault suspect sought
The Holmes Beach Police Department
issued this composite as part of its investiga-
tion of two cases of occupied burglaries that
involved assaults on young females.
In the first case July 9, the suspect entered
through an unlocked sliding-glass door at a
ground-floor condominium in the 7100 block
of Gulf Drive. During the course of the bur-
glary, a 14-year-old female was assaulted but
was not injured. The suspect is described as a
white male in his 20s.
The second case occurred Aug. 7 when the
suspect again entered through an unlocked slid-
ing-glass door at a unit in the 5600 block of Gulf
Drive. During the course of the burglary a nine-
year-old female was assaulted but not injured.
The suspect in the second case is de-
scribed as a white male in his 20s with a full,
round face, wearing a dark-colored, fitted
baseball cap backwards.
Anyone with information on this suspect
is asked to contact Holmes Beach Detective
Sgt. Nancy Rogers at 708-5804 or Crime
Stoppers at 747-COPS.
budget up 5%
By Pat Copeland
The Anna Maria and West Side Fire Districts
passed 1999-00 budgets last week in separate public
hearings with comments from commissioners, but none
from the public.
The districts are in the process of merging into the
West Manatee Fire District, but must maintain separate
budgets until the process is complete. Legislation to
create the merger is expected to be passed next year.
The budget is based on a five percent property as-
sessment increase, Fire Chief Andy Price told commis-
sioners. The uniform Florida Fire District Act allows
districts to increase their assessment cap equal to the
five-year average of the state's total personal income
as determined by the U.S. Department of Commerce.
which was 6.16 percent.
The total Anna Maria fire budget increased from
$1,278,600 in 1998-99 to $1,375,600 in 1999-00 with
the largest increase, $99,382, in wages and benefits.
Anna Maria Commissioner Chuck Stearns noted,
"There are 11 and 12 percent jumps in some salaries
and I'm just hoping that this doesn't continue. I don't
have a problem with reasonable increases in salaries
but we're trying to 'keep up with the Joneses' here."
"The board asked me to level the salaries (between
Anna Maria and West Side) and that's what I did," Price
responded. "The only reason we were able to do it is be-
cause we had a reduction in our Florida retirement."
Employees who are at the top of their salary step
plan will not receive annual cost-of-living increases,
Commissioner Larry Tyler noted.
"I don't have a problem with bringing them up and
fortunately we had the money to do that," Tyler said. "By
the same token, it looks excessive in certain categories, but
we were concerned with the overall picture."
Price said the proposed salaries were taken from an
average of all the surrounding districts. Increases
ranged from S6.813 to SS732. Decreases ranged from
$623 to S1.332.
Complete budget figures are as follows with 1998-
99 budget amounts in parentheses:
Taxes, fees and funds S1,314.000
Interest S38.500 (S32.200).
Reimbursement S 17.900 (S 18.900).
Other 55.200 (S5.000).
Wages and benefits SS929.287 (S829.905).
PLEASE SEE FIRE BUDGET. NEXT PAGE
bowls 'em over
Big Daddy (aka Doug
Copeland) in the groovy
sunglasses and suit is draped
by his "cathouse girls, "from
left daughters Layla and
Anna, friend Carrie Price and
wife Pat, who raised $100
Saturday "spending time on
the lanes "for cash at the
ninth annual O'Connor
Bowling Challenge. The '"fun
raiser" brought in $5,300 for
Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center sports equipment.
For more details, see inside.
mom, Islander Photo: Bonner Futch
Anna Maria City Pier
repair price tag: $800K
By Susan K. Kesselring
Anna Maria City Commissioners may have to dig
a lot deeper to come up with enough clams to com-
pletely restore the city's pier.
Engineer Joe Mittauer of Mittauer & Associates
has submitted a preliminary construction cost estimate
for the pier.
According to the estimate, it will cost approxi-
mately $800,000 to replace the decking, pilings, pier
sub-structure, restaurant and bait shop .
Expressing his astonishment to the commission,
Public Works Director Phil Charnock said receiving
the estimate was "a little scary." He asked the commis-
sion for direction on how to proceed with the project.
The city received a matching-fund grant of
S100,000 in August from the Florida Recreation Devel-
opment Assistance Program.
Mittauer also prepared the grant application for the
The city budgeted S100,000 for its share of the cost
for a total S200,000 to fix the pier.
In a close vote Aug. 10. the commission accepted
the state contract from FRDAP for the "Anna Maria
Pier and Park" project, with McKay and Wolfe dissent-
Neither McKay or Wolfe liked contract wording
which requires the city to dedicate in perpetuity the
park in front of the pier as an outdoor recreation site for
Repairs begin on Anna Maria Bridge
Repairs to the Anna Maria Island Bridge at Manatee
Avenue have started and will continue until next summer.
Florida Department of Transportation's Gene
O'Dell said the DOT "will work closely with the con-
tractor to minimize any disruptions to traffic."
Work to be done includes fender, piling and underwa-
ter cable replacement plus sidewalk, handrail post and pier
column repairs. The contractor. Interbay Marine of
Tampa. will also clean and repair spans and bearing, re-
pair structural steel and replace navigational lights.
Cost of the repairs, which will bring the bridge to
safe operational condition for five years. is S963.689.
under the budgeted S1.2 million.
"Since painting of the bascule must be done when
they are in the down position. it will be necessary to
open only one leaf for boat traffic." O'Dell said. "Both
leaves will be raised upon notification from the U.S.
Coast Guard. The contractor will maintain normal bas-
cule operations for % vehicle traffic. and emergency v e-
hicles will continue to be handled as top priority.
Lighted message boards and flag persons will be used
as needed to help maintain a smooth traffic flow."
the use and benefit of the public. The contract also
states the city must manage the park for a minimum of
Wolfe said the clause takes power away from the
Making matters worse, only $150,000 is available
for raw construction, Charnock said.
As a condition of the grant, the city agrees to en-
hance the park area fronting the pier, put in picnic
tables, add playground equipment and create a nature
Twenty-five percent of the total funding, or
$50,000. is set aside for this purpose, he said.
Charnock said the city could apply for an addi-
tional $200,000 matching grant this year. but would
still come up short of the total amount needed.
As an alternative. Charnock said the S150.000
could be used to patch and fix the pier. keeping it ser-
Commissioner George McKay said e's "ihell-
shocked" by the amount of money needed to restore the
He said he didn't have the impression the pier was
structurally unsound. McKay suggested the city receive
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THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
IE PAGE 2 K SEPTEMBER 1, 1999 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Village of Cortez to ponder its destiny
By Jim Hanson
A meeting for Cortez to begin determining its fu-
ture, and a manager and large committee to do it, is on
the agenda for Thursday, Sept. 9.
Janet Hoffman, newly appointed manager of the
Cortez Waterfronts Florida program, said the state and
Manatee County have setup the project so Cortezians can
determine what they want their village to be and do.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
Maintenance $39,500 ($31,200).
Insurance $106,000 ($108,000).
Training $13,000 ($16,000).
Office expenses $9,950 ($9,450).
Supplies $8,000 (7,000).
Utilities $33,500 ($32,000).
Fire Prevention $3,000 ($2,500).
Capital expenditures $44,500 ($44,500).
Special services $79,300 ($98,570).
Debt Service $75,000 (75,000).
Miscellaneous $34,563 ($24,475).
Unrestricted funds $32,472.
Price made the following comments in his manage-
ment statement :
Training facility funds are derived from the cell
tower lease at Station 2 in Cortez and the estimated
carryover funds from 1998-99. Plans for the facility
include installation of a drafting pit and completion of
the confined space-rescue maze, boat-fire simulator,
car-fire simulator and gas tank-fire simulator.
Impact fees paid to the district for new construc-
tion can only be used to purchase new equipment.
Special revenue funds include emergency re-
pair, leave liability, protective equipment, vehicle
replacement, communications equipment, major
equipment and building.
The committee to begin the spadework was
formed at a meeting last month, with 18 leading
Cortezians as members. But it's a fluid group,
Hoffman emphasized, open to new members who are
interested in being heard and hearing others' ideas
for the historic fishing village.
Whatever develops, she said, she is sure "Cortez
will remain Cortez."
The state program is designed for commercial
fishing communities damaged by the ban on gill net
fishing adopted by state referendum in 1995. The
ban disrupted the Cortez economy, way of life, and
Unlike many government programs that come
from above, Hoffman said, Florida Waterfronts
"goes in to do what the people want" on a two-year
Her job, she said, will be to talk with Cortezians in-
dividually, in neighborhood meetings and in open pub-
lic sessions such as the one coming Sept. 9. "I'll have
to learn what the people want and translate that into
projects bring their vision into reality."
Hoffman has worked with Cortez issues during
most of her 10 years in the county's planning depart-
ment. She has seen the bridge issues, road-closing is-
sue, access issues and many others, she said.
She came here from Wyoming, where she held a
variety of jobs to rear her four children single-
handedly, a job that is nearly completed now.
Manatee County will continue to pay her salary, as
well as office expenses when she sets up quarters in
Cortez which she hopes will be soon.
Waterfront Florida opens the door to grants for
specific projects but does not fund overhead or devel-
opment costs, she said. Cortez Waterfront is free to
apply for $25,000 the first year and $10,000 the second.
One of her more demanding tasks will be to seek grant
money for the program here.
Helping her will be all those movers in Cortez on
the committee: Karen Bell, John Banyas, Blue
Fulford, Jane Von Hahmann, Harry Howie, Charles
Potts, Sue Maddox, Kim Schearer, Richard
Culbreath, Linda Lutz, Zack Zacharias, Ralph
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Cortez is the recipient of a grant to "do what the
people want," according to the grant coordinator.
Fulford, Trigger Mora, Bill Miller, Bob Groothand,
Ken Jenkins and Joe Rubin.
That's only thus far, she noted, encouraging any
interested Cortezian to attend the Sept. 9 meeting in
the Cortez Community Center, 4517 123 St. Ct. W.,
at 7 p.m. She said she would welcome phone calls at
She doesn't stress the fact that she is giving up a
full-time career position for a two-year job. What she
does stress is her eagerness to get going:
"I really like Cortez people, they're very smart and
down-to-earth. I'm looking forward to being there and
getting things going."
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guilty to mail
Anthony M. Defeo Jr., who ran the Anna
Maria Oyster Bar on the city pier in 1996,
pleaded guilty to mail
fraud last week, the
U.S. Attorney's office
in Tampa said.
Defeo used falsi-
fied financial state-
ments to convince res-
taurant owners he was
worth $11 million, a
ploy allowing him to !
take over the Oyster Defeo
Bar, the former An-
chorage Restaurant in Anna Maria, and
Anthony's on the Quay in Sarasota, federal of-
After taking over the restaurants, Defeo did
not pay vendors, rent or restaurant owners.
The U.S. Attorney said Defeo is in federal
custody and will be sentenced in November.
Defeo's ploy to dupe the owner went like
this. He contacted owner Phil Seay when he ad-
vertised the Anchorage restaurant, which had
been closed, for sale. Seay and Defeo reached an
agreement that Defeo would run the Oyster Bar
after Defeo showed Seay his fraudulent net
worth on paper.
Seay was supposed to receive $4,000 a
month, but Defeo never made a payment. By the
time he was thrown out, Defeo owed vendors
more than $50,000.
Defeo also held a benefit for United Cerebral
Palsy in Sarasota, but the charity failed to re-
ceive any of the money raised.
Action picking up
for Grassy Point
After months in the doldrums, the Grassy Point
project has a new appraiser and the prospect of com-
paratively quick action.
Rick Ashley, Holmes Beach city treasurer, said he
has been advised by the state agency funding the
project that final figures for the properties' values may
be expected in a couple of months.
That isn't bad, he said, for a project that has been
stalled for most of this year.
The Florida Communities Trust has notified him
that it has assigned a new appraiser, and Ashley said the
new man had already been in Holmes Beach looking
at records for the properties.
They comprise 37 acres of undevelopable pristine
mangrove wetlands on Anna Maria Sound across East
Bay Drive from Publix. The Trust has agreed to provide
$847,167 to turn the tract into'a public nature preserve.
The appraiser will determine the market value of land
owned by Nora Hames, R.L. Davis, Martha and Lawrence
Wald, Josephine Frisco and the firm Zewadski & Smith.
after struggle in Gulf
After a chase and a struggle in Gulf of Mexico waters,
Holmes Beach Police arrested William Thomas Phillips,
31, of Bradenton, Aug. 22 and charged him with prowl-
ing, battery on a police officer and resisting with violence.
The incident began about 2:30 a.m. when Officer
Vernon McGowin observed Phillips in the 7300 block
of Gulf Drive on the beach. McGowin said Phillips was
on a patio at the rear of a residence. McGowin called
for backup and confronted Phillips.
Officers began questioning Phillips and noted that
Phillips gave unsatisfactory responses to questions. When
McGowin told Phillips he was being placed in custody,
Phillips leaped over a large hedge and fled, said the report.
McGowin and backup officers pursued Phillips
into the Gulf where Phillips resisted by striking
McGowin. Officers struggled with Phillips before sub-
duing him and placing him in custody.
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Anna Maria City
9/9, 7 p.m., Commission first budget hearing
9/14, 7:30 p.m., Commission work session
9/15, 2 p.m., Island elected officials meeting
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
9/2, 7 p.m., Commission meeting
Agenda: Public hearing on Bartizal agreement
with city, discussion on city safety manual, navi-
gational signage discussion, defibrillator equip-
ment discussion, employee change for Building
Official discussion, police department job descrip-
tion discussion, special event request for volley-
ball tournament at Beach House Restaurant, city
pier maintenance discussion, discussion of gift of
design services for Katie Pierola Sunset Park, con-
sent agenda and public comment.
9/9, 7 p.m., Commission first budget hearing
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
9/9, 6:30 p.m., Commission first budget hearing
followed by work session on Time Warner
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
Labor Day closings Sept. 6:
The administrative offices of the Cities of
Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach,
Longboat Key and the West Side/Anna Maria
Fire District will be closed.
The Island Branch Library and the Tingley
Memorial Library will be closed.
There will be no Manatee County Transit
service, either fixed route or Handibus.
Special note: Waste Management garbage
collection.in Anna Maria, Holmes Beach and
Longboat Key will take place as regularly sched-
uled. Bradenton Beach city garbage collection will
take place as scheduled on the holiday as well.
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Stop signs will remain atop Humpback Bridge
By Susan K. Kesselring
An Anna Maria resident called the placement of
stop signs on top of the Humpback Bridge "stupid"
at a recent commission meeting.
Others said it feels unnatural to stop the momen-
tum of a vehicle at the crest of the bridge, especially
one with a stick-shift.
Anna Maria elected officials voted 3 to 2 Aug.
10 to keep the stop signs in place for residents'
Commissioner Doug Wolfe suggested it would
be a good time to remove the bridge stop signs now
that there is a four-way stop at the intersection of
Pine Avenue and North and South Bay boulevards.
Mayor Chuck Shumard said the stop signs
wouldn't be necessary if people obeyed the posted
speed limit of 15 mph.
Wolfe's motion was seconded by Commissioner
George McKay and followed by a discussion.
Vice Mayor Robert McElheny, who lives oppo-
site the north side of the bridge on Lakeland Drive,
said he is opposed to removing the bridge stops be-
cause it slows people down.
Since the signs were installed, only half as many
people barrel over the bridge at a high speed,
McElheny asked Manatee County Sheriff Lt.
John Sixby if he thinks the stop signs are effective.
"It definitely slows them down," Sixby said.
One resident asked if there was any record of
rear-end traffic accidents.
Shumard said not to his knowledge.
Resident Kathy Granstad said she knows of one
incident where the driver was not expecting a stop
sign on top of the bridge.
Resident Judy Hastretter suggested placing
speed bumps before and after the bridge, but her
suggestion wasn't well received.
Public Works Director Phil Charnock said that's
because they're not popular in Florida. He suggested
installing traffic tables a less intrusive form of
speed bump as an alternative as well as signs
which say "Slow, Limited Sight Visibility."
Shumard had Charnock place the stop signs on
the bridge after they witnessed a van "go airborne"
towards Pine Avenue followed by a school bus.
Charnock said a bicyclist who was injured on the
bridge contributed to the mayor's decision.
An emergency resolution was adopted Feb. 4,
1997, without commission action and signed by
former City Clerk Peg Nelson.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
additional estimates for repair.
McKay asked Charnock if Mittauer said the pier
is structurally unfit and must be rebuilt.
Charnock said that wasn't a matter of discussion
with Mittauer because the commission indicated it
wanted to totally rebuild the pier. Mittauer was not
asked for a repair estimate.
Vice Mayor Robert McElheny agreed with
McKay about seeking alternate bids. He said there
are other viable ways to make the pier last another
Three or four different scenarios are needed for
what may be the best way to fix the pier so problems
can be identified and a consensus reached by the
commission on the best way to proceed, McElheny
McElheny indicated that the commission may
only decide to repair the worst part of the pier with
what funds it has available.
It provided for repeal of the resolution upon ac-
tion of a majority of the commission at the end of a
61-day trial period.
Resident Diane Canniff asked for an update on
the condition of the bridge.
At previous commission meetings Charnock
warned commissioners that there are problems with
the bridge underpinning that may be caused from
cars stopping atop the bridge.
Charnock said two engineering firms surveyed
the bridge and one said it was likely the stop signs
are the cause of the problem, while the other said it
Mayor Chuck Shumard said, "I thought we defi-
nitely decided on replacing the whole pier. There are
some pilings that aren't even touching the studs un-
derneath. That's scary."
Commissioner Doug Wolfe said 18 months ago
he suggested the commission close the pier when the
lease expires, borrow money for the renovation and
reopen it under city management.
McElheny responded by saying, "I would never
vote for the city to be in the restaurant business."
The income versus spending side is marginal as
it is, he said. The city needs to make fiscally sound
decisions as to where its money goes.
Charnock said Mittauers' construction estimate
of the pier was "gratis" and the city won't be billed
for his services unless it awards his firm the bid.
The city placed an advertisement in a local
newspaper Aug. 31 soliciting proposals from engi-
neer firms to do a complete structural analysis of the
pier. Firms were asked to submit a cost estimate for
the total replacement of the pier structure as well as
for areas that require immediate repair.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 SEPTEMBER 1, 1999 N PAGE 5 ll
Guidelines requested for issuing car tags
By Pat Copeland
Whose job is it anyway?
That's what Island city employees are asking about
procedures for issuing and tracking car tags to be distrib-
Public art appearance on Island
Local artist Woody Candish, left, was commis-
sioned by Sissy Quinn, pictured, and husband Tom
of Anna Maria to create a sculpture for their 34th
wedding anniversary. Candish sought to recreate
a moving expereince the Quinn's had while
kayaking. Sissy Quinn said she and her husband
sat spellbound as a pod of porpoises emerged
from the bay. Candish created a reef for the base
with the larger of the porpoises melding from the
reef. Islander Photo: Edna Tiemann
uted to Island residents for re-entry after a disaster. If not
properly defined, the idea could become a disaster itself,
The car tags will be used to identify the vehicles of
Island residents and will replace bumper stickers used in
the past. The hanging tags are similar to tags used to iden-
tify handicapped drivers.
In July emergency officials met and refined guidelines
to issue tags jointly by the three Island cities and the Town
of Longboat Key. Tags will be color coded according to
city and have a seven-digit identification number. One tag
will be issued per household and renewal stickers will be
issued every two years.
At the same time, officials discussed various methods
of issuing tags including through the tax collector's office,
in utility bills or through the supervisor of elections office.
Longboat officials agreed to pursue a distribution method.
Officials agreed that residents who do not wish to
purchase tags must have two forms of identification -
one with a photo and one proving they live or own prop-
erty on the Island, such as a voter registration card or a
utility bill with a corresponding Island address.
However in the draft guidelines for the tags, the cit-
ies are given the responsibility for issuing and tracking the
tags, and that's what has city employees confused. Some
of their concerns voicedat the recent meeting of the Island
Emergency Operations Center are as follows:
Who will issue the tags?
Who will be eligible to apply for a tag each resi-
dent, each property owner, each registered voter?
What information will be required for application?
Should tags be issued year 'round or limited to one
or more months?
If a residence has been sold, how do employees
verify a new resident is requesting the tag?
Who will provide the software for tracking the tags
and which agency will do the tracking?
Should officials consider charging enough of a fee
for a tag that it will act as a deterrent against loss?
What are the guidelines for replacing lost tags?
How will renewal stickers be issued? Unless re-
newal applications are restricted to one month per year,
this could result in each city having to keep a minimum
of 24 months of renewal stickers on hand, employees
How much should cities charge for renewal stick-
How will officials avoid the problem of a last minute
rush to apply for tags in the event that a hurricane is threat-
ening the area?
During re-entry, will officials separate the vehicles
of those who have tags to facilitate re-entry and those who
are presenting two pieces of identification that must be in-
Employees also suggested that emergency officials
develop a brochure detailing procedures for issuing tags
which could also serve as an application form.
Emergency officials set a meeting with employees of
all four Island cities at,9 a.m. on Sept. 9 at Holmes Beach
City Hall to develop guidelines.
has web site
The City of Holmes Beach has a new address -
on line. Its Internet web site is at
Browsers will find information on the police
department, city hall, the code enforcement depart-
ment and the public works department.
The police department section is the most com-
plete with a mission statement, answers to frequently
asked questions, photos and a citizen survey.
The city hall section is still under construction,
but will eventually contain a history of the city, bud-
get information and a calendar of city meetings.
The code enforcement department section con-
tains information on the most frequent violations and
The building department section contains infor-
mation on obtaining a building permit.
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Know your limits
Holmes Beach city commissioners say a two-year
term isn't enough to accomplish their goals, there's too
little time for campaigns and fundraising, and basically,
they want a four-year ride.
Phooey. We can't help thinking re-electing good pub-
lic officials every two years is better than having to put up
with bad ones for the unbearable duration of four years.
Voters: Speak up now.
Please, ask your commissioners to retain two-year
election terms in Holmes Beach before they vote to ap-
prove the ordinance Sept. 14. The commission's proposed
change will necessitate changing the charter and hence,
a referendum, but you can put a halt to it now.
We say "No." No thanks to extending terms for
public officials who talk a good talk pre-election and
then wreak havoc on our community.
Remember former mayor Bob VanWagoner's "ter-
minally long" two-year term, in which he insulted other
public officials, antagonized the Sarasota-Manatee Met-
ropolitan Planning Organization, ousted the Privateers,
caused a lawsuit over the cell tower, stalled development
of the baseball field and mismanaged the city hall project,
adding tremendously to the $1.6 million final cost?
Members of the Florida House of Representatives
and Congress serve two-year terms without a disrup-
tion of service to constituents, and we're talking home-
grown officials a mayor and commissioners who
need to stay closer to issues and people closer than
a four-year ride allows. We'refor accountability.
About those parking problems ...
Anna Maria says parking's a priority issue.
Patoooie. That's just lip service from Mayor Chuck
Shumard, who months ago ordered Commissioner
George McKay to cease inquiries regarding city pur-
chase of the vacant properties opposite the city pier.
Why? It's absolutely prime property for public
ownership, opposite the already-stressed-for-parking
pier waterfront which obviously would be better off
as a park if the vacant lots were allocated for parking.
(Never mind that boat parking and picnic tables would
work nicely on the canal end of the for-sale property.)
We keep insisting. Who's listening?
Now, Shumard's hinting the yet-to-open Bayview
retail/office center will be adding parking. Is it these same
vacant lots Bayview is acquiring, or historic Roser Cot-
tage behind the center on Pine Avenue, which Shumard
has also suggested Bayview owners acquire and level?
Why aren't we privileged to know?
Because, as we know, he's behind closed doors -
again. In fact, it's apparent at least to us, that he's locked
behind closed doors, busily representing commercial in-
terests over the majority of Anna Maria citizens.
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Charnock shoe on other foot?
Phil Charnock has pulled one more rabbit out of his
megalomaniacal hat. It seems that he is not only a
demi-god in the small city of Anna Maria, but also
keeper of the flame on our national highway system.
As to his statement that his arrest [after flourishing
a weapon] was a scene comparable to a "cop show,"
perhaps now he will have some understanding of the
horror felt by most contractors and homeowners when
he appears on their job site with his infamous "red tag."
"Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts abso-
lutely." Could this be our big chance to rid ourselves
of this Napoleonic wanna-be?
Tom Wright, Holmes Beach
Cafe on the Beach
a superb job
We just learned the Cafe on the Beach lease con-
tract is up for grabs. On reading the bids we wonder
how anyone can make a profit at the offers being made.
Buy cheaper food? Cut and cheapen labor like the
banks are doing?
Adding beer is an obvious and dubious choice.
Better management is a laugh. Bringing the place
from what it was to its present state is a study in deter-
mination and superb managing.
Isn't this a public beach, supported with our taxes?
Is it not more important to serve the public well than
to bleed a few more bucks out of the operation?
Gene Schaefer and Dee Percifield should be
thanked and rewarded for making something out of
nothing and a fun and pleasant place to go.
Rex and Helen Hagen, Holmes Beach
Dogs, their 'gifts' plague resident
Avenue E from Gulf Drive north to the end of the
street is loaded with large dogs Great Danes, Boxer
and other miscellaneous breeds. These dogs are let out
unattended and drop their loads wherever they please.
The house at 2910 has a large dump at the entrance
gate. At 2908 large deposits are left at the mailbox and
on our parking lot. A man at the end of our street walks
a large black and brown dog. cashedd. on the beach.
do anywhere he pleases. He never has a sack to pick up
I believe people who own dogs should not only
feed them but pick up the droppings. The property at
30th Street, where people buy their newspapers, is also
a dumping ground. Shame on the owners of these ani-
I grew up in the streetcar and horse-drawn-vehicle
era when you had to watch for horse leavings when you
crossed the street. I certainly don't want to walk with
my head down to avoid dog do.
What can be done to alleviate this problem? I have
been the owner of four dogs in my lifetime and believe
that to be a good master is to clean up after your ani-
Mary O'Brien, Holmes Beach
We get the point
In response to the letter to the editor in the Aug. 18
Islander Bystander by D. McCartney, it is enlightening to
us ignoramuses to now learn parked cars cause pollution
If memory serves me correctly, is not this the same
author who displayed her underwear at the public li-
brary under the guise of art? We must disagree on
beauty on many aspects. Her "beautiful idea" to park
at Bayfront Park and walk to the beach may be great for
her, but as caring humans, we must look beyond our
own selves and consider others.
Obviously she has never tried to treat small chil-
dren to a day at the beach while carrying coolers, floats,
towels, etc., while holding small hands. Nor has she
been incapable of walking long distances or none at all
- we use handicap stickers.
And finally, what makes her think people close to
Bayfront Park will welcome more "traffic, trash and
noise?" Oh yes, the pollutants and parked cars.
Yes, we get the point! We "poor people" who don't
live close to the water should not object.
U.B. Walker, Anna Maria City and Detroit, Mich.
For more of Your Opinion,
see page 8
TtOSE WERE THE AYS
Part 14, A Soldier's Story
by June Alder
Pictures on the wall don't do much to pretty up this field hospital where medics
did their best for the shot-up American doughboys.
LETTERS FROM A
Gassed on the first day of the Sec-
ond Battle of the Marne, July 15, 1918,
Private First Class Clair Jones of the
Sixth Engineers was sent to a hospital in
the south ofFrance. The third day there
he wrote a letter to his mother back on'
Anna Maria Key.
Wednesday, July 18: Dear Mother:
You know that chateau I have been tell-
ing you about well, it got blown
away the other night and.I got "gassed,"
but not badly. I am in a hospital and get-
ting along nicely.
I can't tell you many particulars.
But I guess you can see by the papers
that we are having some very exciting
times "Over There,". and America is
doing her part. We went through some
terrible things, and I feel very lucky to
be where I am.
"Just before the battle Mother" I re-
ceived three letters from you, and Sun-
day evening I wrote two long letters, one
to you and one to Edith [his Canadian
sweetheart]. I couldn't mail them that
night as it was too late and by morn-
ing they had taken wings and flown
away in company with everything else I
owned. When I arrived at the hospital I
was dressed in a pair of pajamas. They
had taken my clothes at the field hospi-
tal. I never had so few possessions to
worry me before in my life.
Now Mother, you mustn't worry
about me, as I am telling you the truth
and there is nothing to worry about.
Nearly two weeks would pass before
Clair was well enough to write another
letter to his mother. By this time he was
Sophia in NA'
in another hospital.
July 29: Dear Mother: The last let-
ter I wrote you was just a note inform-
ing you of the gladsome tidings that I
was in a hospital. I intended writing
again within the next day or two, but
during that time I was removed to an-
other hospital, where I am now.
For the first few days I felt so mis-
erable I decided to wait a few days be-
fore writing and find out just how I re-
ally was. You will be glad to know I am
getting along nicely and expect within
the next few days to return to my com-
pany. As far as the gas is concerned I
think I am all over that now, though my
kidneys trouble me.
You know I and two companions
had to cross a field in which a great
many shells were falling and one fell
right in the middle of us. My two
friends were terribly shot up. But all
that happened to me, was that I got a
fierce blow across the back from the
concussion. At first I thought I must be
wounded, but I lucked out, and helped
get the other two fellows to an old
church nearby. There was a kind of
hospital in the basement. One of these
boys was a particular friend of mine,
and I think it was going in after him
that I got most of my gas, as I didn't
have time to put on my mask.
I was taken sick soon afterwards
and sent to a field hospital. In one way
I hated to leave the front, as while it
was not a nice place, still the Germans
got theirs and found out that the Ameri-
cans are some scrappers. But Mother,
no letters or descriptions can really tell
what this modern warfare is like.
When I am home again I will tell
you all about the whole affair. It will be
like that lovely old poem that went. "I
shall tell you a horrible tale...."'
Give all the folks my love and tell
them I am still in the ring.
Next: Clair tries to
find his way back
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 SEPTEMBER 1, 1999 0 PAGE 7 RI
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waterfront restaurant, just in time for Labor Day weekend.
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It turns out the new air is working "too well." Being the coolest restau-
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that one of the cooks might try to put the fat little birds on the menu, Ralph
decided to take them home.
On his way home, one of the Island police pulled Ralph over. Seeing pen-
guins in the back seat, the officer asked, "What are you doing with those pen-
"I'm taking them home with me," Ralph responded.
"Oh, no you don't," said the officer. "You need to take them to the zoo."
"Yes sir!" replied Ralph.
The next morning the same officer saw Ralph driving down the road,
again with the penguins in the van. Infuriated, the officer pulled Ralph over
and stormed up to his window.
"I told you to take those penguins to the zoo."
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Some beach lore
The Aug. 11 Islander Bystander was heavy on beach
renourishment. The commentary, however, missed factors
which should be of interest.
Like evacuations, nothing seems more illogical than
decisionmakers possessing only hypothetical knowledge.
For example, we have Katie Pierola Sunset Park in
Bradenton Beach. A proposed sand-trapping groin at 22nd
Street was rejected by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,
although unusual disintegration was recognized there due
to abnormal underwater phenomena. To compensate, the
Corps allowed 'tapering" the south end of the beach from
Fourth Street to 13th Street South, rather than leaving an
abrupt cutoff at Fourth. Thus was created an obtuse shore-
line funnel point at the lowest, narrowest and weakest
point on Anna Maria Island.
After completion of Sunset Park, Manatee County
Parks and Recreation Department built an enormous "dis-
abled" ramp, obstructing nearly all of the Gulf view.
Though never observed in use, that structure is now worth-
less due to erosion, and its beach but a thin strip of sand.
Flying down our beach, one observes each groin site
as a significant remnant of retained sand. A 1946 photo of
Fourth Avenue South (now Gulf Drive), looking north
from Sixth Street South, discloses where in 1942 were
tangent residential Third, Second and First avenues plus
a wide beach.
The photo shows water almost to the pavement.
Nearby it had undercut pavement limiting traffic to one
lane, and a huge triangular sandbar out to Longboat Pass
seabuoy was history. However, in that era, roads were not
inundated by every passing storm, since megabreakers
would flow from the beach back into the Gulf. The 1990s
renourishment engineering allowed creation of a near-
water edge berm, higher than the habitation behind it.
Hence, all rain and wave overflow flushes downhill,
flooding everything in its path.
Like politically repositioning the "erosion control
line," we can only hope common sense, reality and hon-
esty will prevail as valid objectives next time.
Factoid: there were three, not two, avenues west of the
road now termed Gulf Drive at the south end of Bradenton
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Gulfside, swamp edge berm, which was also the terminus
of the aforementioned mammoth sandbar. (One could
drive on it.)
In early 1946, the sandbar was gone, the berm was
gone and several mangrove trees per day could be seen
falling, to be carried out to sea via the outgoing tide.
And there existed, at the site of the "S" curve at the
north end of Coquina Beach, a 60-foot-wide, three-foot-
deep boat channel used by Cortez fishers to get to the Gulf
rather than chugging down to the pass.
That boat channel was filled with soft sand, creating
the lowest, most vulnerable point of our Island, now
blessed with a funnel point on its beach. At neap tides
baywater is 30 feet from the pavement and Gulf water less
than 100 feet away.
On March 13, 1993, I photographed many Longboat
evacuees who were cut off there, reluctant to drive
Cadillacs through all that saltwater and the wind was
only 72 mph from due west!
Jim Kissick, Bradenton Beach
Turtles desperately need help
This is my fifth year with the new Anna Maria Island
Turtle Watch. Most of the work is remarkably rewarding.
There is nothing more enjoyable than seeing 600 flippers
scampering into the sea together.
But with the good news always comes some bad.
Over the past years we have been semi-successful in our
effort to allow the sea turtles to do what they do naturally:
Come to our beaches, lay eggs and about 60 days later,
hatch and head for sea. All is well except for the latter.
I am the coordinator of a section of beach which goes
from 74th Street to the Martinique building. On the first
of May wife Sabine and I visited each and every owner/
manager of all the hotels, condos and homes in our sec-
tion. We left free literature, stickers for light switches and
a friendly reminder that the sea turtle season started that
day and to shut off their lights or direct them away from
One month went by and only a few of the establish-
ments, including Waters Edge, Plantation, Bali Hai and
Gulf Shores were in compliance with the city ordinance.
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friendly letter that we were able to give to all locations that
were in violation of the code. Along with the letter, I gave
them a list of the lights that would affect the turtle nests
if left on. This helped turn out a lot of the lights.
A special thanks to the Davises of Island Real Estate,
who did a great job on all their beach properties, follow-
ing a loss of hatchlings at our first nest to a floodlight at
the Blue Water Beach Club, which never got fined.
My wife and I tried to persuade the remaining offend-
ers again. Some reluctantly made changes, but even so we
had only one nest hatch without a cage. (Cages are placed
over the nest to capture the baby turtles at night and trans-
fer them to a dark area of the Island, like Coquina Beach.
It works, but breaks the natural cycle.)
There are still several places that shed light onto our
beach. We, as volunteers, have done all we can to get them
shut off. I have visited all the remaining offenders several
times with limited success.
Now the turtles need a little help from all of the Is-
landers that do not have time to volunteer but are always
telling us they will help. Well, here's what you can do.
Walk the beach after 11 p.m. Note all of the lights
(including city street lights) that light any portion of the
beach. If you can see your shadow on the beach, the light
is in violation of Holmes Beach ordinances.
Go to city hall and file a complaint with the name and
address of the violator. If you show the city how much this
means to all of you, maybe code enforcement will finally
start fining the establishments and we can get it dark
enough to let more of the turtles go the way Mother Na-
ture intended. The code is a no brainer. Its purpose is to
protect threatened and endangered species of sea turtles
from sources of artificial light.
We are in the middle of the turtle season with nests
hatching nearly every night. Please, do it for the baby
turtles so they can come back and visit our Island and so
that your children and grandchildren will forever be able
to enjoy our Holmes Beach loggerhead turtles.
Tom Buehler, Turtle Watch coordinator
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Island Art League struggling, seeking funds
By Jim Hanson
Moving to forestall a "potential problem," the
Anna Maria Island Art League is campaigning to en-
list more members, especially corporate members, and
expand its program to include the performing arts.
The league discussed its problems, mostly finan-
cial, at a meeting last week and decided on an effort to
bring more Island businesses into membership at vari-
ous levels of participation and price.
"We have tremendous support from restaurants
and delis providing food at the openings of shows we
have every month," said Ginger White, director. "We
need to bring more businesses into supporting member-
Cost of memberships runs from $5 for youth to
$5,000 for platinum patron, but most businesses would
fit in categories of contributing member at $75, patron
$100 or business/corporate $350, she said.
The organization has asked cities for help for the
first time, she noted, and the preliminary 1999-00 bud-
gets of Anna Maria City and Holmes Beach include
$500 from each for the league.
The 10-year old art organization has never been in
debt and won't be, White said, but it is struggling now
to keep the bills paid. Among the bills is $750 a month
rent for gallery space, office and classrooms, some of
which are rented to members, and White's salary.
Volunteers are badly needed, too, she said, espe-
cially instructors in the performing arts program start-
ing this month. "We have room in the building for more
than the visual arts, so we will start classes in music and
Since much of the league's work is educational and
with youngsters, she emphasized that the need is great-
est for those who can teach children.
A Teen Swing Dance Workshop will launch the
dance program at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at the
league's quarters, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach.
Dance classes will begin with a four-week sched-
ule of ballroom dancing at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12 to
The board of directors also has extended the dead-
line for applications for the 1 Ith annual Winterfest
from Sept. 4 to Sept. 18. The juried show will be held
at the Holmes Beach city field Dec. 4 and 5. The sec-
ond big festival, Springfest, will be March 11 and 12.
President Laura Beard said the festivals have not
been doing as well as expected recently as "every
weekend in the season seems to have festivals every-
where." There's competition among shows to sign up
quality artists and craftsmen, as well as competition for
attendance at the shows.
The league's art education for children and adults
continues on schedule, much of it on scholarships
funded by the organization. The annual holiday Secret
Shop again will feature more than 1,000 gifts produced
by league members, which are then sold at nominal
prices during the event of children-only shopping.
Back from camp
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A Caregiver Support Group will be launched Sept.
17 on Anna Maria Island by the Neighborly Senior
Services of Manatee, the organization has announced.
The group will meet at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria
City, at 1 p.m. and thereafter at the same time on the
third Friday of each month, how through May.
The meetings are open to family caregivers of
adults suffering from memory loss or chronic health
problems. Details may be obtained from Susan Horton
need your help
The Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island is seeking
donations to benefit the victims of the recent earth-
quake in Turkey. Rotary District No. 6960 has agreed
to match up to $10,000 of funds raised by local clubs.
Club president Pat Dixon said funds will be used
to provide tent hospitals, medical supplies, food and
clothing to victims of the earthquake.
Please make your tax deductible donation in the
form of a check to Rotary Foundation and mail to Ro-
tary Club of Anna Maria in care of Michael Advocate,
210 85th St., Holmes Beach, FL 34217.
Anna Maria's Rotary Club is a member of Rotary
International, a non-profit service organization which
has approximately 1.2 million members. For more in-
formation, contact Dixon at the BridgeTender Inn, 778-
4849, or at 794-3916, or call Advocate at 778-0608.
Guild thrift shop reopens
The Roser Guild Thrift Shop will re-open Thurs-
day, Sept. 2, after being closed for a month. Hours will
be Tuesday and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.,
and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon.
The shop is maintained by the Roser Woman's
Guild and supports Roser Memorial Community
Church, the Anna Maria Island Community Center,
Rubonia Day Care Center, Haiti mission, the Anchor
House and the Florida Youth Ranch.
The shop is located at 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria,
across the street from Roser Chapel.
Food, fun to benefit
The annual Muscular Dystrophy Telethon will
have a kick-off at Longboat Key's Whitney Beach
Plaza Saturday, Sept. 4, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The event, sponsored by the Whitney Beach Plaza
Merchants Association, will include a car show, food,
games, prizes, entertainment with DJs and Karaoke,
and face painting. There will also be a dunking booth
with Longboat Key firefighters and police officers join-
ing in the fun.
To help out the Muscular Dystrophy Association,
raffles of gifts, art, fishing charters and vacation trips
will be offered.
Whitney Beach Plaza is at 6800 Gulf of Mexico
Drive, at the north end of the key. For information, call
383-0858 or 383-8914.
honored at Orlando
A Holmes Beach soldier; a Marine Corps veteran
of Operation Desert Storm and now an Army para-
trooper, Sgt. James W. But-
ler, has been honored by by
the Rakkasan organization
He was named "non-
commissioned officer of
1999" at the annual re-
union of the much-deco-
rated 187th Airborne In-
fantry Regiment, called the
Rakkasans for the Japanese Butler
word for "umbrella men."
Prior to his service with the 187th, Butler served four
years in the Marine Corps.
Buckley and Cox to wed
Michael and Bette Buckley of Anna Maria Island and
Jack and Patsy Bowles of Bloomington, Ill., an-
nounce the engagement of their daughter Tina Lee
Buckley to Patrick Dale Cox, son of James and
Francoise Cox of Varna, Ill. The bride, a graduate of
Illinois State University and Columbia College
Chicago, is an assistant to the auditorium manager
of Braden Auditorium at Illinois State University in
Normal, Ill. The groom, also a graduate of Illinois
State University, is a computer support engineer for
Clinton Nuclear Power Plant in Clinton, Ill. A fall
wedding has been set for Nov. 12.
Reading workshop offered
at writer's group
The Gulf Coast Writers will hold a reading work-
shop at 10:15 a.m. Monday, Sept. 13, at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Attendees are asked to bring original poems and essays
to read. Visitors are welcome.
Coast Guard Auxiliary
classes to start
Classes will begin Tuesday, Sept. 7, in boating
skills and seamanship, conducted by Coast Guard Aux-
iliary Flotilla 81 at Manatee Technical Institute, 5603
34th St., Bradenton.
The free classes will continue for seven sessions on
Tuesday and Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m. Information
may be obtained and registration completed at 795-
6189 and 798-9544.
Cruise to Egmont Key
on Labor Day
Spend Labor Day aboard the "Cortez Lady"
charterboat and enjoy a cruise to Egmont Key.
The boat will board at the Cortez docks just north
of the Cortez Bridge from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reserva-
tions for the $25-per-person cruise are suggested by
calling 761-9777. Florida residents will receive a 20-
Youth art program
Applications are being sought from area youths for
art instruction in a variety of media at Longboat Key
Center for the Arts. The program is open to Manatee
and Sarasota County students grades three through
eight, including home-schooled students.
Classes for school students meet Saturday morn-
ings from Oct. 2 through April 15 with grade five meet-
ing at 11 a.m., other grades, three through eight, meet
at 9:30 a.m. Home-schooled students meet Oct. 7 to
April 13, with grades three to five scheduled at 2:15
p.m. and grades six to eight at 2:30.
All classes will be at the center, 6860 Longboat
Drive S., in the village at the north end of the key.
Details may be obtained from Mary Mazza, 383-2523.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 SEPTEMBER 1, 1999 0 PAGE 11 Ij
Freebie attracts many to Island
bus; another free day coming up
By Jim Hanson
A week of free bus rides lured more people aboard
than even the most optimistic had hoped, a 33 percent
increase in ridership.
The freebie week Aug. 16-21 introduced the first
major schedule changes in years for Manatee County
Area Transit. Susan Hancock, MCAT director of mar-
keting, said riders' response was "tremendous, and tre-
Included in the system's changes was a doubling
of Anna Maria Island's service and elimination of ser-
vice to Longboat Key.
Route 5 now runs hourly from Beachway Plaza to
the Manatee Public Beach, Anna Maria City, down to
Coquina Beach and back to Beachway. Route 6 starts
and ends at Cortez Plaza at U.S. 41, through Cortez
Village to Coquina and back.
Dropping Longboat Key from the Route 5 sched-
ule made time and equipment available for doubling
Island service, Hancock said.
Route 5's Island ridership during "free week" ran
from 114 to 192 a day, compared with a normal week's
50 to 84. Route 6 carried from 169 to 365 passengers
daily, compared with 172 to 208 in a normal week.
As usual on holidays, there will be no service La-
bor Day, Sept. 6. But Friday Sept. 17 will be another
free-ride day on all fixed routes, Hancock said, and that
applies also to Sarasota County Area Transit.
Discount tickets are on sale now, she pointed
out, at Cafe on the Beach, Manatee County Public
Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Discounts
are: Adult unlimited rides for a month $25; unlim-
ited rides for a month for students, elderly and dis-
abled $14; 10-ride adult $8.50, students $6, seniors
$4. Regular fares are $1.
By David Futch
All 64 lanes were in use Saturday night at Galaxy
Lanes as 270 Island bowlers competed for cheap, little
trophies and bragging rights at the ninth annual
O'Connor Bowling Challenge.
That and the chance to raise some money for sports
equipment for the Anna Maria Island Community Cen-
Billy and George O'Connor raised $5,300 in-
cluding $100 from Big Daddy and the girls.
The O'Connors thanked everyone for the biggest
turnout ever for the fundraiser voted most fun.
"The Galaxy manager said they brought in an ex-
tra 175 pairs of shoes and they still ran out," according
to the O'Connors. "We appreciate your support be-
cause without it we couldn't afford a new truck," Billy
John Goodhue, who called himself a pretty serious
bowler, took the men's trophy for high game at 256 and
high series, 681.
"My first time at the O'Connor tournament and it
was a good time," Goodhue said. "Nice to see a lot of
Islanders come out for this. And, there was some seri-
ous suds drinking going on."
A scoring mistake left Carl Sterling, who had a
high game score of 259, without a trophy. Billy O. says
he can bowl next year free.
Terri Norwood of Bradenton Beach took high
game and high series for the ladies with a 211 game and
"I caught the tail end of it last year and wondered
what was going on," Norwood said. "It looked like ev-
eryone was having so much fun I had to get in on it. I
met some fine people there. I'm sure the turnout sur-
prised the bowling alley people. There were so many
people that I saw four people bowling in socks."
Worst male bowler went to Gene Robbins with a 54.
Trophy's for gutter ball queen went to Anna Copeland
and Laura Ritter, who tied with a high game 51.
Don't miss'the 10th next year. It's sure to be a
Angela Jackson and
Tim Villars enjoy the
spoils of summer as
S', 'they get a mouthful on
the last day of Anna
,~ Maria Island Commu-
nity Center's summer
program. Joe's Eats
and Sweets of
donated 10 gallons of
his creamy smooth ice
cream and all the
sprinkles and sauce the
happy campers could
force down. Islander
Photo: David Futch
Pauline L. Downs
Pauline L. Downs. 86. of Bradenton. died Aug. 23
in Integrated Health Services of Bradenton.
Born in Newark. N.J.. Mrs. Downs came to Mana-
tee County from Panama Canal Zone in 1969. She was
She is survived by husband Philip.
Service was held Aug. 30 at Griffith-Cline Funeral
Home. Island Chapel. Burial was in Mansion Memo-
rial Park. Ellenton. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home wkas in
charge of arrangements.
Mildred N. Vandeman
Mildred N. Vandeman. 87. of Holmes Beach died
Aug. 27 at Freedom Village in Bradenton.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday.
Sept. 5, at Roser Memorial Community Church. 512
Pine Ave.. Anna Maria.
Born in Green County. Ohio. Mrs. Vandeman
came to Manate.County in 1965 from Bellbrook. Ohio.
She was a former member of the Order of the Eastern
Star, Belmont chapter in Dayton. Ohio.
She was a homemaker and member of Roser
She is survived by husband Lawrence: son and
daughter-in-law Ronald L. and Elaine Vandeman:
grandchildren Julie Woeste. Steven Vandeman. step-
grandchildren James. David and Steven Drum: four
great-grandchildren and seven step great grandchil-
Memorials mav be made to Roser Memorial
Communtiy Church. P.O. Box 247. Anna Maria, FL
34216 or to Mayo Clinic Alzheimer' s Research in care
of Roser Church.
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Anna Maria Elementary School highlights
Children who are new or returning to Anna
Maria Elementary School can be proud to attend a
school that is noted in Manatee County for its smart
students and quality of education.
S No School Labor Day Holiday
* Tuesday, 9/7/99
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S Lunch: Hot Dog or Hamburger on Bun,
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S Lunch: Sloppy Joe or Ham Patty on Bun,
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* Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice
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The little school by the bay has received the
Golden School Award recognizing its volunteers' ef-
forts, and its state-of-the-art television studio where
children do announcement broadcast daily. The school
was also one of the first in the county to have a school-
wide computer network.
This year the school is entering the "World of
Work" program, which will feature a new computer
lab designed to allow children to experience differ-
Enrollment for the 1999-00 school year is 386.
There are 17 teachers and seven teacher aides. In-
dividually they have on average 14 years of experience.
Students generally rank among the top 25 percent na-
tionally on standardized tests.
Welcome back and have another good year.
Megan Drake hangs on for dear life as Courtney Griffith waits her turn on the new playground equipment at
Anna Maria Elementary School during the school preview and open house. Megan's sister Alexis is in the
foreground. Islander Photo: David Futch
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Aug. 20, grand theft of a catamaran valued at
$2,000, 100 block of Oak Street beach.
Aug. 22, domestic disturbance, 500 block of
Spring. The subjects had an argument and one left for
the night, said the report. The deputy issued a domes-
tic violence packet.
Aug. 22, DWLS with knowledge, obstruction
without violence, 5800 block of Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. The deputy was driving behind the subject and
ran a check on the vehicle tag, which showed the
driver's license was suspended. The deputy stopped the
vehicle and said the subject did not have proof of iden-
tification and gave a false name and date of birth. Af-
ter further questioning, the subject gave the correct
information and was placed in custody.
Aug. 25, criminal mischief, 900 block of North
Shore Drive. On Aug. 23, an unknown person removed
the street sign and on Aug. 24 an unknown person
broke the stop-sign post, said the report.
Aug. 26, domestic disturbance, 400 block of Pine
Avenue. The subjects were engaged in an argument but
there was no sign of violence, said the report. The
deputy issued a domestic violence packet.
Aug. 15, criminal mischief, 2200 block of Av-
enue C. The complainant reported the suspect
scratched the paint on his vehicle. The detective was
investigating the case as an on-going domestic prob-
lem, said the report.
Aug. 17, burglary to a boat, 135 Bridge St.,
Bridge Tender Inn. The victim reported he brought his
boat to the dock and left it there due to bad weather. He
said when he returned to the boat on Aug. 19, he found
an unknown person had broken the lock on the hatch
and removed a marine radio valued at $140, a GPS
valued at $164 and a canoe valued at $400.
Aug. 19, grand theft of a boat trailer, Coquina
Aug. 19, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach. The victim reported an unknown person re-
moved a purse valued at $30, a cellular phone valued
at $200, identification, an ATM card and $8 in cash.
The next day the victim reported an unknown person
made seven calls from the cellular phone.
Aug. 22, information, Coquina Beach. The sub-
ject was involved in a minor accident and a check
showed his driver's license was suspended, said the
report. The officer issued a citation.
Aug. 25, lost property -- a checkbook, an ATM
card, a grocery card and a driver's license, unknown
Aug. 20, traffic, Manatee Avenue and East Bay
Drive. The officer stopped the subject for making an
improper lane change and a check showed he had a
business-purposes-only restriction on his driver's li-
cense. He was issued a citation and a warning.
Aug. 20, retail theft, resisting a merchant, giv-
ing a false name, 3304 East Bay Drive, Island Ba-
zaar. The complainant reported the suspect stole a
swimming suit valued at $84, pushed past the com-
plainant and fled. The officer located the suspect and
placed her in custody.
The officer said he found the swimming suit and
several pieces of clothing from another store in the
suspect's bag. All had the tags still attached, but there
were no receipts. The suspect gave a false name and
information, but the officer learned her true identity by
talking with her roommate, said the report.
Aug. 21, suspicious, King Fish Boat Ramp.
The officer on patrol found four juveniles with a
broken down vehicle in the parking lot. The. officer
said they lied about their names and ages to him
because they had left home without their parents'
knowledge. The officer called their parents to re-
Aug. 22, suspicious, 6900 block of Gulf Drive.
The complainant reported an unknown person broke
two windows and pulled out a screen, but did not
*. Aug. 22, assistance, Anna Maria Sound. The
subject lost the propeller from his boat and was
towed by the officer.
Aug. 22, theft, 5302 Marina Drive, Sand Dol-
lar Gift Shop. The complainant reported she left the
cash drawer unattended and an unknown person re-
moved $100 in cash.
Aug. 22, traffic, 6000 block of Marina Drive.
Two witnesses reported the subject was operating his
motorcycle at a high speed and in a reckless manner.
The officer stopped the subject, who was not wearing
protective eye wear. The subject also did not have a
motorcycle endorsement on his driver's license. The
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officer issued two citations.
Aug. 22, suspicious, 5626 Gulf Drive, Harrington
House. The complainant reported the suspect was
peeping in beachfront windows. The suspect was de-
scribed as a white male, 5 foot 11 inches tall, weigh-
ing 170 to 180 pounds, and wearing a white shirt with
an unknown logo and a backward cap.
Aug. 23, drugs, 3248 East Bay Drive, Walgreens.
The complainant reported the subject left a prescription
request for cough syrup on the store's voice mail. The
complainant felt the request was suspicious and
checked with the doctor's representative, who said no
request was made and there was no such patient.
Aug. 24, suspicious, 6006 Gulf Drive, Playa
Encantada. The complainant reported an unknown per-
son attempted to cut the chain on the construction gate
and a cross member on the gate was pounded with an
unknown object, but did not make entry.
Aug. 24, assault, 66th Street and Marina Drive.
The victim reported she was walking her bicycle
through the crosswalk and the subject failed to stop his
vehicle and came very close to her. The officer located
the subject who said he was unaware he had to stop for
pedestrians in the crosswalk. The officer advised the
driver of the crosswalk laws and the possibility of
charges for aggressive driving.
Aug. 24, disturbance, 300 block of 65th Street.
The complainant reported the subject hit her in the
nose, but a witness said the subject could not have as-
saulted the complainant because the subject was in
Sarasota. The officer noted that the complainant had
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loud music in the parking lot. The officer found the
subject drinking beer in his vehicle with the radio play-
ing loudly. The officer advised the subject to turn the
radio down and warned him about drinking beer in a
vehicle with the ignition on.
The officer reported he had to return later for an-
other noise complaint and found the subject again
drinking beer in his vehicle with the ignition on and the
radio playing loudly. The officer noted the subject was
intoxicated and advised him to turn off the vehicle. The
subject would not comply and was placed in custody
and issued two citations, said the report.
Aug. 25, vandalism, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee
County Public Beach, Cafe on the Beach. The com-
plainant reported an unknown person damaged three
vending machines but did not gain entry. Damages
Aug. 25, found property a gold chain, 83rd
Street and Marina Drive.
Aug. 25, possession of marijuana, 100 block of
50th Street. The complainants reported they were at the
swimming pool when the bathroom light in the resi-
dence went on and off. While checking the area, the
officer said he found a marijuana cigarette by the pool.
The officer asked to search the complainants' purses
and said he found a bag of marijuana in one. The of-
ficer issued a notice to appear to the owner of the purse,
Rebecca Fass, 20, of Beloit, Wisc.
Aug. 26, suspicious, 500 block of 75th Street. The
complainant reported an unknown person removed
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into a utility area when a dog entered and bedded down
on a mat in front of the washing machine. The said they
could not shoo it away.
The officer arrived and said when he attempted
to put a leash on the dog, it lunged at him and bit his
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began growling and bared its teeth. The officer said
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Field forthcoming ...
Finally, some significant progress on the Holmes
Beach baseball/soccer field.
Manatee County Park and Recreation Department
workers are expected to start construction of dugouts
"Workers are expected" is the key phrase here be-
cause delay after delay have moved the finish of the
long-awaited Birdie Tebbetts Field to March 1, 2000.
That date puts the field at least one year behind
schedule and there's a lot of work left before the
first pitch is thrown.
On a good note, Reasoner's Nursery is donating
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Something else that's a little disconcerting is the
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home field, forcing the squad to play all games in Pal-
metto and at Lakewood Ranch, one 20 minutes away
and the other a half-hour ride out SR 70 and past 1-75.
Boy, that'll be convenient for parents when the tourists
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Here's a list of ball players committed to represent-
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Games are scheduled to start in two weeks.
Little League Board
The Anna Maria Little League will hold its annual
meeting and board of directors election Wednesday,
Sept. 1, at 7 p.m. at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Football season brings out
best in Island players
Regarding a desire to knock heads with the best,
the Island has a number of young players suiting up for
the Manatee High School Hurricane football squad.
The freshman squad has seven players from Anna
Maria Island Mark Rudacille, Josh Sato, Dusty
Andricks, Jeff Comkowycz, Adam Wall, Ben Miller and
Michael Cagnina. Ben Sato is playing for the junior var-
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On hurricanes, squid, the joy of moving (Ha!)
The joys of moving from one apartment to another
have been mine for the past few days, and as a result
my thoughts have been elsewhere than on this column.
I've also got most of my "Sandscript" notes packed
away in a box somewhere so this may not be the
most informative column you'll read this week.
I don't even get the option of complaining about
how awful it is to move or how much movers charge
or how wearying it is to move since it seems most of
the people I know have either just moved too, or are
getting ready to do so. Must be something in the air.
One thing I was able to do beside tote barges and
lift bales for the past few days was stay pretty well
tuned-in to the antics of Cindy, Dennis and Emily. We
got lucky again with the latest trio of hurricanes dodg-
ing Southwest Florida. Let's hope the rest of the storm
season also spares us.
For those of you with computers and access to the
Internet, there's a website you may find interesting if
you're a weatherphile like me. You know how the fore-
casters are always talking about how the "computer
models indicate" the path for storms? Well, there's a
site that lets you read what the National Hurricane
Center forecasters are saying about those models.
It's pretty interesting stuff if you like that sort of
stuff. For example, I've got a friend who went on va-
cation Sunday to Flagler Beach, with plans to go on up
to Savannah later this week the same track as Hur-
SSPORTS RAP, FROM PAGE 17
And this is one of my favorites.
"Show me a good loser, and I'll show you a loser."
Hit 'em hard. Hit 'em low.
Soccer season kicks off with
Now for the football without the pads.
Tryouts for players 5 to 13 years old were held Sat-
urday, Aug. 28, and the action was furious.
Though the young ones weren't up to snuff on their
rules, they were having a great time kicking the ball at
the goals, at each other, the coaches and the parents.
Games begin Monday, Sept. 13.
A fall soccer-season kickoff dinner is scheduled for
Friday, Sept. 10. beginning at 6 p.m. and is $5 for
adults and $4 for children. The dinner will be held at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center gym. 407
Magnolia Ave.. Anna Maria City.
Team shirts will be handed out. All players are
responsible for their own black shorts and shin
guards, which will be on sale at the dinner for S12
and $10 respectively.
In other soccer action, the Island Football Club
adult team starts its season Sunday. Sept. 12. Time and
opponent weren't available however.
If you've never seen a soccer match up close and
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ricane Dennis. She called it her "date with Dennis."
I called up the discussions of the computer models
Sunday morning and found that although the official
forecast track for the storm was pretty much the same
as my friend's itinerary, the discussion section for the
computer models had all but one predicting the storm
to head farther east than what the folks at the Weather
Channel were saying. As the discussion put it, the of-
ficial advisory had Dennis going farther west, but no
one really believed it would.
And the other computers were right. It did go more
east than west in the next 12 hours. Looks like my friend
will get stood up by Dennis this week, to her great relief.
The discussions are sort of complicated to plow
through, with lots of weather-tech talk of winds, cur-
rents, isobars and all that stuff, but after a while you can
sorta get the gist of what they're trying to say. Some-
times they're funny, too, when one of the forecasters
obviously doesn't agree with another and puts in a few
digs about his or her weather prognostications.
personal, you can find out just how tough the game can
be when you go watch the Island squad get down on it.
Fans are allowed to stand on the sidelines and the
action can be furious. Get out and support IFC.
Manning cleans up
second week in a row
Mike Manning tore up the course for the second
week in a row to win the Sunday Sunrise Tournament,
held this week at Palma Sola Golf Club.
Manning was plus eight on a modified Stableford
System scoring, getting 50 points for the win. He also got
17 points for a "closest-to-the-pin" greenie. Manning
stuck his shot on No. 4 within a foot of the flag, barely
missing a hole in one for the second week in a row.
Manning got 28 more points for a skin, giving him 95
on the day. In two weeks, he's scored 157 points as well
as 30 points the first week for 187 points in three weeks.
Tim Lease had 45 points on the day for a greenie
and a skin, Wayne Frieler had 17 for his greenie, Keith
Bernard had a greenie for 17 and Corky Parker got a
skin worth 28 points.
Although Jon Huffman failed to score points, he
still remains in the lead for the year with a 397 score.
Lease helped his cause, staying just behind Huffman
Bernard moved into the third with 282 to Tim
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Weather Channel addicts with Internet access: Enjoy.
Be careful out there
Labor Day weekend is coming up, and that means
the Island will be crammed with visitors, beachgoers,
mainland neighbors and family all looking for a place
in the sun or a place in the sand. I strongly advise
everyone to stay home with a fully stocked fridge and
don't go out if you can help it that is if you want to
avoid the crowds.
Another good place to avoid is the water. Last
weekend's personal watercraft accident on the Palma
Sola Causeway has the potential to be a harbinger of
things to come this weekend. Although I know every
reader of this column is a responsible boater, there will
undoubtedly be a lot of water-dummies (amateurs) out
there this weekend that should be avoided. How better
to avoid the idiots than not to go out in your boat at all?
Mote's giant squid
Mote Marine Laboratory has one of the few giant
squids in the world preserved, not alive for a new
display it hopes to have up and running by late next
year, part of Mollusk Hall.
Giant squids, for those of you who missed the Pe-
ter Benchley book, are the largest invertebrates on
Earth. The Mote Architeuthis tips the scales at more
than 500 pounds and was entangled (and killed) in fish-
ing nets off the coast of New Zealand.
My buddy Engineer Ed tells a great story of watch-
ing a battle between a sperm whale and a squid in the In-
dian Ocean while on one of his around-the-world jaunts.
He described it as something out of a Jules Veme novel,
with the two huge creatures thrashing in the waves. I'm
not sure I believe him there were adult beverages in-
volved during the tale but it makes for a great story.
Where's Capt. Nemo when you need him?
The temperature hasn't topped 99 degrees in this
part of Florida in the last 109 years, although it sure felt
like a record-breaker last weekend.
Winners in the Aug. 25 horseshoe games were
Jack Cooper of Holmes Beach and Bill Starrctt of
Anna Maria. Runners-up were George Landraitis of
Cortez and Ron Pepka of Anna Maria.
Winners in the Aug. 28 games were Roger
Kipp of Bradenton and George McKay of Anna
Maria. Runners-up were Pepka and Starrett.
The weekly contests get under way every
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Snook season opens; snapper, redfish biting
By Capt. Mike Heistand and Capt. David Futch
Take notice. Snook season opens today for those of
you who have been waiting for months to fillet-and-
release what arguably is the best-tasting fish in the sea.
Wonder if we'll hear anything from pompano or
mullet lovers about that last statement?
Here are the rules for keeping snook: There is a 26-
inch minimum size limit and a 34-inch maximum as
well as a two-fish daily bag limit. Snook season will
close again Dec. 15 until Jan. 31.
If you're looking for something else to catch, there
are plenty of mangrove snapper to be had at just about
any structure or reef, inshore or offshore.
Schools of reds form quite a sight offshore right
now and they are catchable. There are plenty of reds on
the grass flats inshore. State law allows one redfish per
day per person and they have to be 18 to 27 inches long.
Offshore grouper fishing is just OK right now. You
can find some keepers if you move around a lot.
At the Rod & Reel Pier a lot of snook and snap-
per are being landed, while night fishing is producing
redfish and black drum. Shrimp and shiners are the best
At the Anna Maria City Pier, Spanish mackerel
and a lot of jacks seem to be the best bets. They're
catching some snook, but a lot more lines are being
broken than snook are coming to the dock.
Capt. Sam Kimball on the Legend said that on a
four-hour trip he has been limiting out on mackerel and
mangrove snapper and caught bonita to 15 pounds.
There's also been some good grouper fishing in 60-90
feet of water.
Capt. Thorn Smith of Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road had good trout fishing Aug. 27 with some going
to 21 inches in the Joe Bay area. He also got reds in the
24- to 27-inch range. There are some snook in Miguel
Bay, but they're undersized. Up river fishing in the
Manatee is dicey right now because the water is "dirty"
as a result of all the rain in the east part of the county.
Smith said he got into some schools of jacks, blues
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Island property transactions
6200 Flotilla, Holmes Beach, 244 Westbay Point &
Moorings, a canalfront 2bed/2bath 985/1,377 sf condo
built in 1979, was sold 4/30/99, Skalny to Gebauer, for
6250 Holmes Blvd, Holmes Beach, 48 North Beach
Village, a 1,536/2,604 sf 3bed/2& l/2bath/2car townhouse
condo built in 1992, was sold 4/26/99, Dudek to Jansen,
for $170,000; list $177,000.
6500 Flotilla, Holmes Beach, 162 Westbay Point &
Moorings, a 2bed/2bath 1066/1458 sfcondo built in 1979,
was sold 4/27/99, 867779 Ontario Limited to De-Maio,
_ for $160,000.
Sycamore or Elm, Anna Maria, a lot between Gulf
Drive and North Shore Drive, was sold 4/27/99, Ney to,
Nelson, for $175,000.
104 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, a Gulffront 871/994 sf
2bed/lbath/2car home built in 1922 on a 113-by-250 lot,
was sold 5/6/99, Wendt to Brown, for $550,000; list
1401 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, Bermuda Bay
Club condo units 23, 9, 11, 17 and 19 sold May 3-7 to
Minto (unit 23) for $280,557, Piko (unit 9) for $271,316,
Ingersoll (unit 11) for $239,579, Burke (unit 17) for
$222,254, and Burke again (unit 19) for $220,254; list
$220,000 to $335,025. The Hibiscus, a 3bed/2&1/2bath/
3car townhouse condo, as an example, is offered at
1800 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 211 Lacosta, a
1,030 sfla 2bed/2bath Gulffront condo built in 1979, was
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sold 5/3/99, Fichera & Allen to Donohue, for $132,500.
2100 Avenue B, Bradenton Beach, a 50-by-100 lot,
sold 5/7/99, Keith to Bob Dale Construction, for $48,500.
214 85th St, Holmes Beach, a ground-level 1,398sfla/
1,815sfur 2bed/2bath/lcp home built in 1958 on a 90-by-
100 lot, was sold 5/4/99, Johnstone to Kramer, for
$141,250; list $145,000.
240 Chilson, Anna Maria, a canalfront ground-level
1,212 sfla 2bed/2bath/lcp home built in 1956 on a 75-by-
148 lot, was sold 5/7/99, Bennett to Moseley, for
2800 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, an elevated 1,100 sfla
lbed/lbath/4car home built in 1993 on a 50-by-100 lot,
was sold5/7/99, Hunter to Krosney, for $175,000.
308 Tarpon, Anna Maria, an elevated canalfront
2,094 sfla 3bed/2bath/lcar/2cp home built in 1985 on a
75-by-1 15 lot, was sold 5/3/99, Pedota to Sweeney, for
$328,500; list $339,000.
600 Manatee Ave. W., Holmes Beach, 232 Westbay
Cove, a bayfront 1,200 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in
1977, was sold 5/4/99, Eldomary to Keane, for $185,000.
603 Baronet, Holmes Beach, a ground-level
canalfront 1,355/1,811 sf 2bed/2bath/lcar home built in
1964 on a 95-by-115 lot, was sold 5/5/99, Bizarro to
Broussard, for $230,000.
6200 Flotilla, Holmes Beach, 254 Westbay Point &
Moorings, a canalfront 2bed/2bath 1,200 sfla condo built
in 1979, was sold 5/4/99, Davidson to Skalny, for
820 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, a bayfront 3bed/3bath/
2cp 3392/5105 sf home built in 1975 on a 87 by 155 lot,
was sold 5/6/99, Viets to Riggs, for $692,000; list
110 12th St. S., Bradenton Beach, 122 Gulf to Bay
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1401 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 2 Bermuda Bay
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2110 Avenue A, Bradenton Beach, a ground-level
940sfla/1,706sfur2bed/1&1/2bath/lcp home built in 1960
on a 100-by-100 lot, was sold 5/14/99, Miller to Peebly,
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2600 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 48 Anna Maria Is-
land Club, a Gulffront elevated 1,197sfla/1,339sfur 2bed/
2bath condo built in 1984, was sold 5/12/99, 597266
Ontario Inc. to Roaldi, for $285,000.
303 56th St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level 3bed/
3bath 2,090sfla/2,610sfur duplex built in 1971 on a 161-
by-100-by-111 by-ll1 lot, was sold 5/11/99, Atkin to
Huth, for $210,000; list $209,000.
501 75th St., Holmes Beach, a canalfront ground-
level 1,598sfla/2,244sfur 3bed/2&l/2bath/2car home built
in 1969 on a 90-by-1 12 lot, was sold 5/12/99, First Union/
Hathaway Trust to Dinucci, for $185,000.
521 67th St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level
canalfront 1,651sfla/2,489sfur 3bed/2&1/2bath/2car home
built in 1974 on an 80-by-10 lot, was sold 5/12/99,
Lasson to Weir, for $206,500; list $229,000.
602 Dundee, Holmes Beach, a ground-level non-ca-
nal 1,241sfla/1,711sfur 2bed/2bath/lcar home built in
1962 on an approximately 90-by- 110 comer lot, was sold
5/13/99, Mach to Wanzer, for $135,000.
96 N. Shore Dr., Anna Maria, a 72-by-104 lot was
sold 5/12/99, Bracey to Larson, for $85,000; list
111 Fourth St. S., Bradenton Beach, a ground-level
2bed/lbath 956sfla/1,229sfur home built in 1935 on a
50x98 lot, was sold 5/17/99, Garbus to Boles, for
3011 Avenue F, Holmes Beach, a Gulffront two-
story 3bed/2bath duplex built in 1973 on a 50x100 lot
plus 50x100 lot across shell road running into beach,
was sold 5/20/99. Ilexhurst Partnership to St. Leon, et
al, for $350,000; list $370,000.
Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate
broker, 778-1222, exclusively for The Islander Bystander.
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Directly on Gulf Beach. this newer
3BR has plantation shutters, Ander-
S." son windows, solid oak spiral stair-
case, two-car garage. Wood deck
overlooks white sandy beach. Enjoy
beautiful sunsets over the Gulf.
102 31st Street, Holmes Beach Quality and beauty throughout.
Reduced to $745,000
Call Jane Tinsworth R.S. OlSOnlBePtter
at 795-3000 elVatedc. l-M O' A
ANNA MARIA GULF VIEW!
Two turnkey units only steps to magnificent Gulf
beach! Includes a 2BR/2BA second level and
2BR/2BA, plus den first floor. Panoramic Gulf
view from second floor and both units only 100
ft. to beach. Residential area location and
great rental history. $419,500.
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229 South Harbor Dr.
S* M Breathtaking view of the
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Skyway Bridge from this
newly-built 3BR elevated
home. Cathedral ceilings,
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2807 Gulf Drive, Classic
Key West-design, 2BR/1BA
home. Short walk to spar-
kling beach. Quality built
^ withh cedar siding and beau-
tiful landscaping. Newly
painted exterior. Room for a pool. Priced to sell at
6700 Holmes Blvd.
Immaculate duplex -
move right in! Spacious
owners side with up-
dated appliances. Two
blocks from gorgeous
beaches. Great investment opportunity at
&. 707 South Bay Blvd.
Unique Anna Maria
duplex or home with au-
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SALES* RENTALS* INVESTMENTS
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX. Tidy BAY WATCH CONDO. Beautiful 2BR/2BA
duplex just a block from the beach. bayfront complex. Spacious open floor plan,
Move-in condition in owner's side. Long- turnkey furished. Intracoastal view with pri-
term tenant in west side. 1 BR/1BA each vate boat and fishing dock. Opportunity to own
side. Dave Jones/Dick Maher 778-4800. an excellent investment property. $174,900.
$148,500. MLS 38533 Elizabeth Andricks 778-4800. MLS 34463.
CLOSE TO BEACHES. Contempo-
rary 3BR/2.5BA, open plan with many
Snew features. Master bedroom and
S ..-' two baths on ground floor with 2BR
and half bath on second floor with
Balcony overlooking greatroom.
S$185,000. Dick Maher/Dave Jones
778-4800. MLS 36165
DON & KAREN SCHRODER present...
WALK TO BEACH
Beautifully updated 3BR/
2BA home. Very spacious
greatroom plan with ex-
quisite use of hardwood
and ceramic tile flooring
throughout the home. Kitchen and baths have been redone
to reflect today's designer touches. Landscaped and fenced
for serene privacy and utmost beauty. Ground-level bonus
room and three-car parking too! Incomparably lovely and im-
maculately maintained. $209,000.
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GULFFRONT LOT. Pristine Gulffront property
on the north end of Anna Maria. Unobstructed
views of the Gulf of Mexico, Tampa Bay and
Sunshine Skyway. Secluded, exclusive and
breathtaking views. $800,000. Call Susan Hatch
ISLAND DUPLEX. Charming 2BR/1BA duplex
close to beach and bay. Tropical landscaping, tin
roof, ceramic tile floors throughout, updated bath-
rooms, pecky cypress kitchens, laundry facilities,
central AC and heat. $199,000. Call Carol Will-
iams 744-0700 eves.
PINE BAY FOREST. Lovely Hearthstone model
with wood-burning fireplace. 3BR/2BA, garden
views surrounded by lush landscaping. end unit,
quiet and secluded. $117,000. Dial the Duncans!
Judy 778-1589 or Darcie 779-2290 eves.
CREEKVIEW 2BR/1BA end unit with newer en-
closed enlarged lanai. Ceramic tile, turnkey fur-
nished. $48,900. Call Marion Ragni 761-1415
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
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ITES FR ALE- TM O AECniud IIESFRSL otne
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-
t.ess $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.
HEAD TOUR TEAM tennis bag, brand new. Large
interior section, one side section and two end pock-
ets $40. Call 748-6222.
Annual / Seasonal / Monthly / Weekly
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OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
This well built elevated home is on two large
canalfront lots on the north end of Anna Maria.
unlimited potential here to expand or knock down
for two great canalfront lots. 228 ft. on the water.
This one won't last! Offered at $329,000.
[n3 Call Ken Jackson at 778-6986
.. Agnes Tooker 778-5287
MLS Bill and Larae Regis 779-1858
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Guf Drive PO Box 717 Anna Maria, FL 34216
Toll Free 800 306-9666
Fax # 778-7035
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PANORAMIC VIEW of Tampa Bay from this hexagon
shaped Anna Maria Island residence. This fantasy cus-
tom-built home features a wrap-around porch, beach. fire-
place and wood floors. $469,000. Jeanette Rampone 7.17-
3364 or e-mail: Jraml207@aol.com. R38938
FULL SARASOTA BAY VIEW. Enjoy the city lights of
Sarasota over the bay from this newly painted 3BR 2.5BA
home. Upscale gated community with tennis pools and na-
ture walks. Features include private elevator, lift vaulted
ceilings and double-sided fireplace. S220.000. Bob and Penny
MAGNIFICENT CUSTOM-BUILT GEORGIAN RESIDENCE
with beautiful views of Palma Sola Bay. Elegantly appointed with
hardwood floors, custom-designed kitchen center, fireplace. el-
evator and library fourth-floor studio. S999.500. Kathy Marcinko
792-9122 or Sandy Drapala 794-3354. R24084
QUEEN PILLOW-TOP mattress set with frame.
Excellent condition! $250; white four-poster bed set
with mattresses $250, 778-5814.
PAIR OF SPEAKERS, acoustic responsive, still in
box. Paid $400, sell for $250. 779-0909.
NINE-PIECE LIVING room set, brand new $1,200
OBO. Seven-piece bedroom set, also new $1,800
OBO. Call 610-495-9762 or 779-1907 for appoint-
ment to view over Labor Day weekend.
ROUND TABLE white metal with glass top and four
chairs $150; three-cushion couch, 81-inches,
flower design $150; Singer sewing machine with
cabinet, stool and accessory cabinet $200.
BOATER'S ISLAND DREAM HOME
Canalfront home with 5BR/
4.5BA. New 70-foot dock in
"Trr protected water. Oversized
S" four-car garage, 18x30 free
/ C,, '. 0 form heated pool/spa. Great
home for entertaining. Boating
$649,000 access, sailboat water.
Call Jane Tinsworth R.S. OlsonfBdtfer
at 795-3000 RealEsuta nc. IH
HOMES CONDOS RESORT
GOLF COURSE COMMUNITIES
800 211-2323 ~ 941 778-2246
RUNAWAY BAY RESORT
800 346-7340 941 778-0000
Ls SAND PEBBLE REALTY INC.
MAGNIFICENT SUNRISES-BREATHTAKING VIEW
of Tampa Bay ad Skyway bridge. Recently built, bayfront
home can be either two 2BR/2BA duplexes or a 4BR/4BA
single family residence. Open floor plan, amenities are
identical on both levels. Luxury features throughout. Eleva-
tor takes you from ground level, indoor pool/Jacuzzi to
both floors above. Includes deep-water dock and davits.
TRULY, A MUST SEE! Asking $799,000. Office 753-1620.
COCONUT BAYOU on Anna Maria Island. Tropical hide-
away with 4BR/4B, basks in Florida suns'ine. Stunning
drama in this waterfront residence with 30 feet of glass over-
looking bayou. S559,900. Sandy Drapala 794-3354 or Kathy
Marcinko 792-9122. R39180
PERFECT Northwest Bradenton location to build your dream
home. Near beaches, shops and schools. One of the few available
lots in Mango Park. S57,500. Van Bourgois 744-9495. L39293
HAVE THE BEST of both worlds in El Conquistador. Privacy
of single family with condominium concept. Former model with
many -etras. poo,! screened lanai. S124.900. Linda Asher
VILLAGE GREEN BEAUTY in private area. Home has been
upgraded, two AXC units, central vac. eight-jet whirlpool in ce-
dar wood room. split plan. 3BR.3B. Deep wei! with sprinkler
system. S149.900. Ruth Cherko 755-2829. R37994
TUNTURI EXERCISE CYCLE with cover. Two
contemporary barstools. 778-3474, evenings.
TAPPAN ELECTRIC STOVE like new $450/$175;
16-ft. Shoreline boat trailer $250; heavy-duty lawn
trailer 9 by 6-ft. $300; Minolta professional copier
EP5400, 40 copies per minute, new drum and more
$1,100. Professional laminator with plastic sealing
kits $225/ $100; solar hotwater system/80-gal. tank
and solar panels $250. 778-0192.
WANTED old vacuum tube stereos, speakers, radios
and all high quality modern audio equipment. Call
Jeff at 722-5307.
THREE-PIECE LIGHTED wall unit, almond and
glass $225; TV entertainment center, light wood
$95; dining room table, glass, four parson chairs
ROSER GUILD THRIFT Shop open Tuesday,
Thursday 9:30am-2pm, Saturdays 9am-noon. Do-
nations Wednesdays 9-11am. Always sales racks.
511 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria.
MOVING SALE Saturday, Sept. 4, 9am-3pm. Bikes,
garden tools, exercise bike, bench, bar stools, queen
bed, linens, kitchen items..609 S. Bay Blvd.
WANTED FOR HIRE
Someone with vast experience in hotel/motel
housekeeping management. This person will have
worked-at a 4-star plus establishment in Europe,
f \will speak fluent German and
English and other European
Languages, will be well
versed in the cultures of
these languages, and will be
willing to be on call 24 hours
a day, 335 days a year.
$45,000 to start. Fax resume
Doug Dowling Realty
S409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, Florida
419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
(941) 778-2291 P O Box 2150
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294
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This charming and inviting 2BR/2BA retreat is located
near Tampa Bay and the Rod and Reel Pier! Ameni-
ties include new windows, Pella sliding door, new heat
pump, cozy family room with Franklin-style
woodbuming fireplace and a handy galley style kitchen
with ceramic tiled floors and backsplash, plus butcher
block countertops. The sunny back yard offers a spa-
cious patio and charming screened-in summer house
with brick floor, plus several mature, shady fruit trees
and a stately Royal Palm! Other features include ceil-
ing fans, skylights, washer and dryer. Only $185,000!
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GARAGE SALE Saturday, Sept. 4, 8am-2pm. Furni-
ture, clothes, toys, miscellaneous items. 205 72nd
Street, Holmes Beach.
YARD SALE Saturday, Sept. 4, 8:30am-2pm. 5008 Gulf
Drive, comer of 51st St. and Gu'f Drive, Holmes Beach.
GARAGE SALE Friday, Sept. 3 only, 8am-8pm. Handy-
man clean-out refrigerators, dishwasher, washer/dryer,
20 and 30-in. gas and electric ranges. Wicker living
room and more. 3109 Avenue F, off 31st St.
ESTATE SALE Thursday, Sept. 2, numbers given
out, 410 Clark Dr., Holmes Beach. King bedroom set
dining room table and chairs, dinette, small refrigera-
tor, occasional chairs, lamps and tables, hutch, dolls,
collection of Santa Claus, crafts and craft materials
galore, costume jewelry, linens, set of china and tons
of miscellaneous. Sale conducted by Palma Sola
Sales, Ina Baden, President.
BIG MOVING SALE Saturday, Sunday and Monday,
Sept. 4, 5 and 6, 10am-3pm. Furniture, beds, desk,
etc. 103 Gulf Drive N.
YOGA AND MEDITATION classes begin Sept. 20 at
the Art League, 5312 Holmes Beach Blvd. Harmony
Feldman, instructor. Call 921-0074.
LOST BOAT white 16-ft. catamaran anniversary
edition with white trampoline, black mast. Missing
from beach at Oak Avenue. Call 813-877-3591.
FOUND CAT Siamese mix, male. Please call
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 com-
petitive rates in modem, full-service marina. 778-2255.
BOAT TRAILER JACK swivel-mount with side
winder. Used with 18-ft. boat trailer $30. 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.
BOATS! 6-ft. Dory-style tender $150, 17-ft. daysailer
in fair condition $200, canoe $100, 20-ft sloop $700.
Offers, call 778-0822 and leave message.
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.,
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
personality, flexible hours. Good benefits. Via Roma
Beach Resort, 2408 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.
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.
PART-TIME TEACHERS, teachers aides, CDA's
(part-time hourly) for Anna Maria Island Community Cen-
ter Inc. After School Program, Schools Out and Holiday
Camp, 20 plus hours per week. Positive, pleasant, ener-
getic, self-directed, team-work environment, educational
enrichment and character development curriculum. Salary
equal to education and experience range $7 to $9 per hour.
Drug-free workplace. Phone 778-1908, email
email@example.com, or fax resume to 778-9511.
EVENING AND WEEKEND staff required for Commu-
nity Center (part-time hourly). Positive attitude, pleas-
ant personality, energetic, good role model, organized,
self-directed, communication and computer skills. Sal-
ary equal to education, experience and positive attitude.
Salary range $6 to $8 per hour. Drug-free workplace.
Phone 778-1908, 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.
SALES CLERK evenings, weekends. Retirees
welcome. Shell Land Gifts, 301 Gulf Drive S.
BUILT LIKE A FORTRESS Gorgeous 3BR/2BA with solar
heated/caged pool. One block to bay, two blocks to beach.
Wheelchair accessible, hydro tub, double lot (zoned duplex),
tongue and groove ceilings, too many extras to list. $286,000.
Robert St. Jean 794-8059 or Carolyn Patrick 331-9201.
CAROLYN PATRICK ROBERT ST-JEAN
331-9201 (941) 794-8059
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1-80 Q 894-9606
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The only Accredited Residential Manager on Anna Maria Island
I have experience.
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I need more rentals!
Call today to discuss my
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2501 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach
1 800 778-9599
NEW! Lot with bayview and boat dock. 90 by 132 ft. S149,500.
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.. $108.000.
BRAND NEW KEY WEST HOME 4BR/3BA with Gulf and bay
views. Upgrades and extras. Shaft for elevator. S435.000.
WILDEWOOD 2BR/2BA beautifully updated. 5I 10.000.
CANALFRONT LOT Anna Maria 75 ft. front. S 175.000.
HISTORIC BRIDGE STREET 2.400 sq. ft.. three stores. 150 ft.
to Sarasota Bay. Can add to size. Developing area. S355.000.32
APARTMENTS Sarasota. S1.300.000.
STYLING SALON Eight stations. Great location. S39.000 OBO.
LOT C-2 Zoning.Walk to beach S 150.000.
ANNUAL RENTALS RIVER OAKS 2BR/2BA waterfront with
boating, secured lobby, elevator, tennis, heated pool. clubhouse.
SEASONALS: PERICO BAY CLUB & MARTINIQUE
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SARABAY COUNTRY CLUB
AREA Spacious, free standing
2BR/2BA villa within walking dis-
tance to Sarabay Golf course.
Near clubhouse and pool.
BOATING YOUR PLEASURE?
CANALFRONT LOT. Quiet area
of Holmes Beach. Build your
dream house and have direct ac-
cess to the Bay. Close to shop-
ping, tennis courts, and library.
KEY WEST STYLE HOME Elevated 3BR/
38A on deep water canal wih dock. ExceSet
location across from Bay. Lght and bright s-
land home in move in condition. TropicaJ is
land atmosphere with view down canal from
two decks. $369,000. IB39198
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ESTUARY DRIVE AT PERICO BAY 924-9000
Tastefully furnished 3BR/2BA condo with Eves: 388-1267
white tile floors throughout most of unit. Ceil-
ing fans, great kitchen with domed ceiing. Just minutes to the beach
or town. Motivate seller. $189,000. IB39199
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Total Rental Income Per Property
1-800-237-2252 or 778-4800
5201 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach
Hil I'm Marianne
For any real estate needs,
I am ready and anxious
to serve you. Call me at
Mike Norman Realty
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Island Starter and Alternator Service
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NEW LOCATION! 3001 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach 778-0818
Get It Together Inc
Need Organization? I Can Help!
Cheaper than therapy and a lot more fun.
Home Office Confidential
Edie Force, Major Organizer, 778-7916
Jim Leasure Pest Control
Certified Pest Control Technician
Rodent Control Expert Fourteen-Years Experience
Licensed and Insured Free Inspections
941 748-8366 or 730-1269
Call us for plumbing, too.
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Can #ou afford lto let
#ou"r car bake in
Most Cars: $95*
*Wash, buff, wax, shampoo interior and
Armor-All throughout. Under carriage, tires
and rims all treated and protected. Plus,
engine pressure cleaning. $95 for small to
mid-size cars. By appointment, at your
home or office. Convenient and necessary
to protect and preserve your investment.
THE AREA'S #1 MOBILE DETAILER
All cars/trucks personally serviced by Damon
HEP ATE *onine HMIMROEEN
REAL ESTATE ASSOCIATE needed for busy real
estate office. Work from your home or office. Call for
confidential interview, ask for Teri. Town & Shore
NEED PART-TIME housekeeper. $8 hour to start.
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, trim-
ming, clean-up, edgings, and more. Hard-working and
responsible. Excellent references. Edward 778-3222.
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476.
BANKRUPTCY $200, Divorce $150 to $200. Adoption,
corporations, modifications, power of attorney, name
change. Suncoast Paralegal Services 742-4788.
THE HONEY DO MAN Handyman. Odd Jobs, small
jobs, repairs. Heating and air conditioning. Licensed,
insured. Free estimates 778-5003 or 726-1067.
HAVING A MAC ATTACK? Call for help with Mac or
PC. Training, internet, hardware selection and instal-
lation. Call Ed, 778-2553.
LICENSED COMPUTER SPECIALIST. Available
evening, weekend. For any computer needs hardware,
software, network, commercial, private. Call 778-8473.
CRYSTAL CLEAR POOLS by Mogan. Specializing in resi-
dential spa and pool cleaning. Call Dave at 708-3324.
IRONING DONE shirts to sheets. Serving Islanders
for seven years. Pick-ups, deliveries. Excellent refer-
ences. Call Pressed For Time at 778-4192.
MAID FOR YOU residential cleaning for all your
needs. Weekly, bi-weekly, monthly and special occa-
sions. Reasonable rates, dependable service. Li-
censed and bonded. Call today for a free estimate
and leave the dirty work for us! 792-7613.
AFTER SCHOOL CHILD care by Florida certified
teacher. Fun, hands-on sciences, snacks provided.
Safe, happy environment in Holmes Beach 778-5814.
HANDYMAN painting, electrical, pool service (repair) etc.
No job too small, reasonable rates. Call Todd 383-5076.
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years. Call 778-6508.
CONNIES LANDSCAPING & MAINTENANCE Residen-
tial/commercial, full-service maintenance, landscaping in-
stallation, dean-ups, tree trimming, ponds, native plants,
butterfly gardens. Excellent references. 778-5294.
FREE SNOW REMOVAL Shell, dirt, mulch orstone deriv-
ered and spread for a small fee. Yard dean-up. Dump truck
for hire. Free estimates. Call Dave Bannigan, 794-6971.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If its
broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior discount.
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 de-
sign service. Quality workmanship. Lic#RR0066450.
SCREEN REPAIRS interior/exterior painting, ceiling
fans, drywall repairs, roof painting, tile work, low
prices. 778-0410 office, 504-2027 mobile.
TILE, TILE, TILE. Ceramic tile supply and installation.
Quality workmanship, floors and walls. Fully insured,
call 387-7153, 750-5985.
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BAYFRONT COTTAGE WITH DOCK. Turnkey
furnished, beautiful view, covered parking. No pets.
$350/week or $700/month. 794-5980.
PETS WELCOME. 2BR/2BA, lovely fumished home on
canal, with dock and fenced yard, in Coral Shores. Avail-
able now, by the week or month. Realtor/Owner 387-0533.
HOLMES BEACH OFFICE or retail space. Approxi-
mately 1,300 sq. ft. Excellent parking with exposure
on main thoroughfare. Call Smith Realtors 778-0777.
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
reasonable rent and long-term lease. Nonsmoker, no
kids, no pets. 779-2294.
SURF SIDE 2BR/1BA annual, $900 per month plus
assurity security. Available now. 792-2779.
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.
GULFVIEW GROUND-LEVEL homes. A 2BR at
$675 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
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.
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
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.
CANALFRONT WITH DOCK furnished 2BR. $1,295
per month, three-month minimum, no pets. 778-5793.
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 1BR/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 RENTALS 1BR Gulffront, 503 Gulf Drive S.
$595 month; 2BR/1.5BA, 310 61St. Street $650
month; 2BR/2BA, 3202 6th Avenue $700 month. Call
Fran Maxon Real Estate 778-2307.
VACATION RENTALS 2BR apartments across form
beautiful beach $350 per week. Summer dates still
available. Almost Beach Apartments 778-2374.
ANNUAL ANNA MARIA beach, very large 1BR/1BA,
elevated duplex. All appliances included. Great Spring
Avenue location! 813-654-7099, leave message.
SEASONAL ANNA-MARIA beach. Sleeps four, fur-
nished, fully-equipped. Washer/dryer included. Walk
to beach and pier. $2,000 month, call 813-654-7099.
SMALL FURNISHED COTTAGE in South Sarasota.
$135 weekly includes cable and utilities. No smoking,
pets. Available Sept. 1. Call 351-1403.
BRADENTON VILLA 2BR/2BA beautifully furnished,
washer/dryer, beach and shopping, lanai and cov-
ered parking. No pets. Prefer seven months at
ANNUAL RENTAL 1BR available now in Holmes
Beach, nice! $475 month plus utilities and security
deposit. 778-6541, pager 569-1591 or 778-4084.
ANNUAL RENTAL large studio bedroom fully-fur-
nished. Private bath and entrance, block and a half
from beach. Air conditioning, cable, phone jacks.
Non-smoker, must be neat and quiet person. $475
includes utilities. 778-5662.
HOLMES BEACH SEASONAL vacation rentals,
heated pool, stone's throw to Gulf beach, one still
available for winter season. Summer rates in effect
GULFFRONT SUPERB VIEW 3BR/2BA unique
home. 90 feet to Gulf, shady beach. Tropical garden,
master's top floor $2,000 month 778-0990.
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,
Broker. 383-1717 or 720-3200.
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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. Frank 761-9259.
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
ANNA MARIA 2BR/1BA fully-furnished condo.
Walk to two piers, bay, Gulf, restaurants, and ma-
rina. On canal with boat slip. $129,900. 647-5123
ext. 2 or 646-3946.
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.
BEACH FRONT CONDO 2BR/2BA with direct Gulf
view. Heated pool, elevator $225,000. Call Dick Maher
or Dave Jones, A Paradise Realtor Inc., 778-4800.
BY OWNER Holmes Beach duplex, 1BR/1BA and
2BR/2BA. Walk to beach. Beautifully landscaped
double lot, privacy fencing, patio with fountain.
BY OWNER Holmes Beach, ground floor, 2BR/1 BA,
with 1BR/1BA mother-in-law suite, 100 yards from
Gulf. $217,000, $20K less than appraisal, lease op-
tion considered. 352-375-2920.
FAMILY COMPOUND supplement your income in-
vestment. These two separately deeded homes are
a rare find. Each home has 2BR/2BA on 3/4 acre.
Built in 1990, walk to beach. Bonus 60 by 26-ft.
greenhouse/workshop/studio in rear. Go by 408-410
80th Street, Holmes Beach and give us a call. Of-
fered at $395,000. Agnes Tooker, Fran Maxon Real
Estate 778-2307 or 778-5287.
HOLMES BEACH 3BR/2BA home near beach, large
yard, professionally landscaped $189,900. Call for ap-
pointment to show. Town & Shore Realty 383-3840.
FANTASTIC BAY VIEWS Anna Maria fourplex plus
manager's office, solar-heated pool, excellent income
and location. Waiting list of tenants, currently annual
but would make great seasonal. Walk to new shop-
ping center, Bayside Park, fishing pier. $549,000.
Call Yvonne Higgins at Wagner Realty 720-3879.
PUT YOUR BUSINESS HERE commercially-zoned
condo great for many uses, repair shop, art studio,
light manufacturing, wholesale. $65,000. Call Yvonne
Higgins at Wagner Realty 720-3879.
TWO BUILDING LOTS just steps to great Anna
Maria beaches. 110 Mangrove. $165,000 each. S.
Smith & Associates Realtor 748-6550.
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BAYFRONT LOT Spectacular views of
bay from this rare bayfront lot centrally lo-
cated between the Manatee and Cortez
Bridges. Lot measures 65 by 100 feet, is
seawalled and ready for construction. Of-
fered at 5215,000. Contact David
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Screened deck overlooks the boat ramp. No bridges. 2,100 sq. ft. of
airconditioned space. Asking $359,900. Please call 795-7805.
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beautiful view of pristine waterway. Just
steps to the beach.
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KEY ROYALE WATERFRONT
4BR/3BA home on deep-water canal with 55-foot
private dock. Master suite, vaulted ceilings, walk-in
closets, four-car garage. Pool and tennis. $549,000.
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ANNA MARIA NEAR BEACH
4BR/2.5BA family home. Caged pool, deep-water
canal, large lot. Split plan, fireplace, den. $257,500.
SUNBOW BAY TOWNHOUSE
3BR/3BA Elegance! Mexican tile, den, water
view and boat dock. Carport, tennis, two
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60 North Shore Dr ........ $689,000
Frank Davis 520 58th Street..... ...... $619,000
Broker 516 75th Street............. $539,000
407 20th Place ............. $529,000
525 68th Street .................. $339,900
703 South Bay Blvd............. $319,900
Realtor KEY ROYALE
613 Ivanhoe La............. $675,000
i 726 Key Royale Dr........ $649,000
506 Key Royale Dr........ $299,000
AND ISLAND CONDOS:
Gulf Place Condo ......... $339,000
Anna Maria Island Club...... NEW $296,000
Realtor Mariners Cove ............. $229,000
254 Gladiolus................ $335,000
207 Periwinkle ..... NEW $224,900
Realtor 203 76th St .................. $219,900
2409 Avenue A (lot) ...... $199,000
MULTI FAMILY PROPERTIES:
Realtor 101 25th St .................. $549,000
107 75th St .................. $499,000
2219 Gulf Dr ................ $375,000
203 76th St .................. $219,900
Nick Patsios MAINLAND:
1021 99th St NW ......... $375,000
1109 DeNarvez.... NEW $169,900
504 Woodstork Circle.... $139,900
729 Estuary ......... NEW $111,000
Rebecca Samler 276 Sherwood Drive........ $69,900
310 Pine Ave ................ '299,900
Restaurant ..................... ^229.000
Reaior 510 7th St E ................. 139.000
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