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FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE SEPTEMBER 8, 1999


ISLANDER


Budget hearings Thursday in all 3 cities


Taxpayers will get a chance to comment on their
respective city's tax rates later this month as elected
officials approve budgets for the three Island cities.
Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach
will hold budget public hearings Thursday, Sept. 9.
Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach hearings begin at 7
p.m.; Holmes Beach starts at 6:30 p.m.
Only Bradenton Beach is proposing raising taxes
for the 1999-00 fiscal year a 1.6 percent property tax


Investigation

continues in

burglary, assault
By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach police continue to investigate two
recent cases of burglary during which two young girls
were sexually assaulted.
The 9- and 14-year-old girls were assaulted July 9
and Aug. 7.
Holmes Beach Police Chief Jay Romine said the
girls were assaulted, but not physically injured. Con-
cerned residents are questioning how young girls could
remain "uninjured" after such an attack.
Romine stopped short when asked if mental scars
might result from a sexual assault, "That's for a psy-
chiatrist to determine," he said.
Police were also criticized for not releasing a pub-
lic warning about the attacks until Aug. 30.
"I wouldn't say we kept it a secret. We withheld
information for investigative reasons," Romine said.
"I'd do it again. I don't expect everyone to agree with
what I did. It was a judgment call."
Police have questioned William Thomas Phillips,
31, regarding the July 9 and Aug. 7 incidents. He was
arrested Aug. 22 for prowling, battery on a police of-
ficer and resisting with violence, Romine said.
Romine said Phillips' criminal record is "extensive."
Before Phillips was arrested. the same night, a
peeping tom was reported at Harrington House Bed and
Breakfast Inn at 5626 Gulf Drive. The description of
the peeper, who got away before police arrived.
"sounds similar to the same guy" who committed the
assaults and burglaries. Romine said.
He added that since the arrest of Phillips he re-
mains in custody there have been no repeat incidents
like the assaults and burglaries.
Romine said police are looking at several suspects.
"There are elements of the case ... there were pe-
culiarities about these assaults and we only want the
bad guy to know about them." he said. "The guy could
still be running around."
Romine said lab tests ha\ e been done but he would
'"ot reveal on w,,hat orr '. hat reasons.
olicer ic as beine in his 20' with a full. round face. wearing a dark
baseball cap back yards the same description as the
peeping tom who eluded police on Aug. 22.
"We are questioning a prowler recently arrested on
the beach and following up leads involving several
subjects." Detective Sgt. Nancy Rogers said. "We've
gotten phone calls from citizen wxho think the\ recog-
nize the composite shown in the new spapers."
In both cases the suspect entered the beachfront
rental units occupied by visiting families through un-
locked sliding-glass doors.
In the first incident. occuring Jul- 9 in the -i100
block of Gulf Drive. the suspect took the mother's
purse, then assaulted a 14-year-old female. The suspect
removed all cash from the purse before discarding it in
Bradenton.
The second incident occurred A.:. :n :he I5-G
lock of Gulf Dri e. the a,-e bi1c K on .lf Dr-'. e a,
HarrinLton House. Again the su'Iect took the mother'
course. then assaulted a 9- ear-oid female. This >Tim e -e
purse. minus cash. was discarded on the ground floor.


increase with a millage rate of 2.5925, up from the
current rate of 2.5508.
A mill is $1 for every $1,000 of assessed value of
property, less any applicable exemptions.
Total proposed budget in Bradenton Beach is
$1.834 million.
Anna Maria officials are proposing holding the
tax rate the same as the current year at 2.0 mills, with
a total budget of $1,670,530.


Holmes Beach too is keeping its tax rate the same
as the current 2.25 mills, with a total budget of
$4,027,249.
City officials may lower the taxes but cannot raise
property tax from the proposed rates, reached after
workshops earlier this summer.
Final approval of the budgets will come later this
month after another public hearing in each city. The
budget goes into effect Oct. 1.


Labor Day love: a mess o' fish
Cory Necaise of Bradenton was afishin' fool on Sunday before rainy Labor Day at the Manatee County
Public Beach pier. Dad's bait bucket, hanging in the water, was too far out of reach and Cory was perplexed
over what to do with his large quantity offish. First he tried putting them in dad's tennis shoe. "No, that might
improve the smell, mom said, as she cleaned out a plastic-lined pouch. Dad protested the unusual use of his
lunch box. "It'll wash, she quipped, and little Cory was happy again. Islander Photo: Bonner Futch


Building official to be


arraigned on lesser charge


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
Phil Charnock. Anna Maria's building official and
public works director. was charged with aggravated as-
sault Aug. 6 for brandishing a .22-caliber handgun at
a driver on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge.
Following his investigation. Assistant State Attor-
ney Bruce Lee lowered the charge to improper exhibi-
tion of a firearm. a first-degree misdemeanor that car-
ries a maximum sentence of one 'year in jail and a fine
not to exceed S1.iC,"11,
Lee said Florida statutes define the misdemeanor
charge as "any weapon exhibited in a nide. angr. cr
threatening manner.
His decision to drop the felon,. charge to t~he
m.ic(deaTm.eaaor ,was a--ed o' uta.mentsr arcm 'he ;c-

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Lavwton rolled down his window at the toil booth and
cursed at Charnock. who kept his window up and ignored
him. Lawton pulled ahead of Charnock after paying the
toll. Charnock made an attempt to pass on the right. As
both vehicles merged into two lanes. Chr I ..' now in the
far left lane. moved past Lawton's vehicle while waving

PLEASE SEE CHARNOCK, NEXT PAGE


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I1 PAGE 2 K SEPTEMBER 8, 1999 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Bradenton Beach OKs property foreclosure


By Paul Roat
In "an action not taken lightly," Bradenton Beach
city commissioners have authorized foreclosure action
on a property that has been in disrepair for a decade.
Code Enforcement Board Chair Mollie Sandberg
requested and received approval to proceed with peti-
tioning the circuit court to foreclose on property owned
by Patrick Handley at 2417 Gulf Drive.
'This action could if necessary also allow for the
attachment and sale of Mr. Handley's personal property
and/or garnishee his wages," Sandberg said.
"While we are reluctant to take this action," she
continued, "it has become necessary to do so due to
Mr. Handley's failure time and time again to comply
with the orders of the city. This case began in 1989.
The house has not been occupied since the case be-
gan. He has been given many opportunities to com-


Maintenance


of adopted


traffic islands


a problem

Although there are striking examples of success,
Holmes Beach beautification advocates admit the city's
adopt-a-traffic island program isn't quite to their liking.
Members of the city's parks and beautification
advisory board agreed to ask Mayor Carol Whitmore
if the city can take over maintenance of the islands.
The board implemented the program last year by
asking residents to plant and maintain the 14 traffic
islands scattered throughout the city. Nine of the is-
lands were adopted by residents and businesses; how-
ever, some never backed up their promise.
One stunning example of the program's success is the
traffic island on Gulf Drive just north of the Manatee Pub-
lic Beach. Plants were purchased by resident Ella Briggs
and are maintained by Jeb Stewart Lawn Service.
Another success was at the intersection of Mana-
tee Avenue and East Bay Drive, where two islands
were beautifully landscaped for a time by Every-
thing Under the Sun Garden Center.
Unfortunately these islands became an example of
the program's flaw. Irrigation for Everything Under the
Sun's two traffic islands was the responsibility of
NationsBank's property owner. The bank leased its
property, and the owner failed to respond when the sys-
tem broke, resulting in numerous dead plants. The
property was sold July 6 to Bank of America, which
does business as NationsBank in Florida.
The watering system has been restored and Every-
thing Under the Sun will replant the islands soon, Holmes
Beach Public Works Supervisor Joe Duennes said.
"Counting on the property owner has caused us a
world of problems," Duennes noted. "Unfortunately,
the potential is there for it to happen again."
The lack of irrigation to most of the traffic islands
is the real culprit, Duennes explained to the board.


ply and has failed to do so or has shown only mini-
mal efforts to comply."
The city's action follows 10 years of attempts to bring
the house up to standards. The most recent series of events
began last fall, when Code Enforcement Officer Gerry
Rathvon said the two-story house, built circa 1940, came
to her attention when a century plant threatened to topple
over onto Gulf Drive last fall. As she tried to get in touch
with the owner, she noticed doors were open, windows in
need of repair, vandalism and graffiti painted on the walls
and signs that the house had been used as sleeping quar-
ters for the homeless.
Rathvon also said weeds and overgrown grass
were evident on the property. When she contacted
Handley, she gave him until Jan. 12 to make repairs.
On Jan. 13, she said she inspected the house and deter-
mined work still needed to be done, and commenced


the code enforcement process.
Handley said he was in the process of making re-
pairs when he received the notice to appear before the
code enforcement board. He said the property is now
secured from vandals, but admitted the damage they
caused made the house "look pretty bad.
"I've restored the floors, installed new plumbing
and wiring, and I'm working on the outside now," he
said at the time. "It literally took me six months to get
that work done, but all that's left now is cosmetics."
Handley said then he hoped to finish the work and have
it occupied soon.
Sandberg said to date nothing has been done to
the house.
"We want to work with the property owner,"
Sandberg said, "but I believe we've been more than
fair."


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With the city's sidewalks under repair, navigating through Holmes Beach has been a challenge for pedestri-
ans in recent weeks. The good news is that work should be completed this week. In total, Oneco Concrete and
Asphalt has repaired 2,500 lineal feet of sidewalk at a cost of $30,000. Islander Photo: Pat Copeland


Even though residents are willing to plant and maintain
the islands, the plants will eventually die unless there
is a reliable water source.
"The ideal situation is to put meters on each island,
but Manatee County utilities require almost $2,000 for
each meter," Duennes said.
Another problem is that no matter how sincere resi-
dents are when they take on an island, it's difficult to
consistently maintain the effort.
"Maintenance is an on-going thing," Duennes
noted. "There's going to be a lot of disparity from is-
land-to-island depending on how intent people are on
the day-to-day work that's required to keep them look-
ing nice. And there is a maintenance cost."
Chairman Jim Gloth suggested a partnership in
which residents sponsor islands by purchasing plants


Hagen foundation grants

Holmes Beach's $10,000 request


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
The Rex Hagen Family Foundation last week
agreed to Holmes Beach's annual request for
S 10.000 in grant funds.
The breakdown in funds is S3.500 for soccer
goals and S6.500 for a lightning warning system
for the new baseball/soccer field, as requested by
Mayor Carol Whitmore in July.
However, in her letter of request. Whitmore
noted that the city has not vet determined the cost of
the lightning warning system. She said if the cost
exceeds the funds granted for that purpose. the city
will use the funds to purchase removable field fence.
In June commissioners agreed to a request b\
members of the Island Football Club to realign the


city's planned soccer field to overlap the Babe Ruth
baseball outfield under construction.
Commissioners said the change could be accom-
plished by making the left field fence removable and
agreed to pay for the additional fence required.
Each year the city makes a request for funds
from the foundation to be earmarked for recreational
needs. According to a February report, the city holds
the following Hagen funds:
Lighting for the baseball field S12.724.60.
City basketball court and baseball field upgrade
- S9.705.! .
Rest room renovations 56.023.85.
Recreation equipment S6.387.40.
The city spent 56.362.29 of the Hagen funding
on irriRation in Januar i1999.


and the city performs the maintenance.
"Basically that's what the Florida Department of
Transportation is doing with the Gateway (to Holmes
Beach) project," Duennes said.
For the Gateway project, the city received a
$32,000 grant from DOT to beautify the strip of land
from the Anna Maria Island Bridge to the traffic light
at East Bay Drive and Manatee Avenue. Under the
terms of the agreement, DOT will plant the area and the
city will maintain it.

Charnock
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
and shaking the gun up and down.
Lee said factors contributing heavily to his deci-
sion to lower the charge were Charnock did not point
the gun directly at Lawton and he did not have his hand
in a firing position. Also, Charnock kept his windows
up as he proceeded past Lawton's vehicle without at-
tempting to stay side-by-side.
The Anna Maria City Commission has taken no
disciplinary action against Charnock since the incident.
Charnock's immediate supervisor, administrator/
Mayor Chuck Shumard, said he would support
Charnock throughout his ordeal. Commissioner Doug
Wolfe attempted to bring Charnock's arrest up for dis-
cussion at an Aug. 10 commission meeting, but
Shumard refused to allow public discussion of the
matter.
Wolfe said he thinks Charnock should be sus-
pended without pay pending adjudication of the charge.
Charnock has been the city's building official for four
years and earns a S41.106 per year salary. Commission-
ers approved a 5 percent raise for the coming budget year.
Charnock would not comment on the plea he
wouldd enter. saying his case is in the hands of attorney
Mark Lipinski. An arraignment date has been set for
Monday. Sept. 23.


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Election qualification next week in Bradenton Beach


Prospective candidates for the Bradenton Beach
City Commission have most of next week to make up
their minds on whether to run or not.
Qualifying for mayor and commissioners from
Ward 1, 2, and 3 will go from noon Monday, Sept. 13
through noon Friday, Sept. 17.
Currently, Gail Cole is the lone candidate for
mayor. Connie Drescher has said she doesn't intend to
seek re-election. Vice Mayor John Chappie, who ear-
lier announced plans to seek the mayoral seat, opted to
retain his commission title and withdrew from the


mayoral race.
Ward 1 Commissioner Bill Arnold has indicated a
desire to seek re-election to the seat.
Ward 2, which is Cole's district, is open. Dawn
Baker, a member of the city's planning and zoning
board, has pulled paperwork to file for the seat.
Ward 3 Commissioner Berneitta Kays has not in-
dicated whether she will seek re-election or not.
Candidates have to pay a filing fee and sign a num-
ber of documents to qualify for election. For mayor, the
filing fee is $96; commissioners have to pay $48. Can-


Firefighters receive awards and promotions
West Side/Anna Maria Fire Chief Andy Price, from left, and Deputy Chief Brett Pollock congratulate
firefighters Brent Kruse, Rich Jasinski and Chris Melser, who received meritorious service awards from the
Manatee County Fire Commissioners Association for their participation infighting wild land fires this sum-
mer. Also honored, but not pictured, are firefighters James Leigh and Chris Shepard. Kruse and Jasinski
aided with the Port St. Luciefire and the others with the Withlacoochie fire. In addition, Training Officer
Barry Brooks was promoted to captain andfirefighter Tim Haas earned his designation as second-class
firefighter. Islander Photo: Courtesy Mark Paloski


didates also have to submit a petition with supporting
elector's signatures. The position of mayor pays $800
per month; commissioners receive $400 monthly.
Election packets are available at city hall, 107 Gulf
Drive N. People not registered to vote must do so by
Oct. 4 for the Nov. 2 election.



Anna Maria City
9/9, 7 p.m., Commission first budget hearing.
9/14, 7:30 p.m., Commission work session.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
778-0781.
Bradenton Beach
9/9, 7 p.m., Commission first budget hearing.
9/16, 10 a.m., Commission work session on
Time Warner franchise agreement.
9/16, 1 p.m., Commission meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.
Holmes Beach
9/9, 6:30 p.m., Commission first budget hearing
followed by meeting on Bimini Bay dredging
contract followed by work session on Time
Warner franchise agreement.
9/14, 7 p.m., Commission meeting followed by
work session.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.
Of Interest
9/9, 9 a.m., Island Emergency Operations
Center meeting with city employees on car tag
implementation, Holmes Beach City Hall.
9/15, 10 a.m., Island Emergency Operations
Center, Fire Station 1, 6001 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.
9/15, 2 p.m., Coalition of Barrier Island
Elected Officials, Anna Maria City Hall.
9/15, 7:30 p.m., Anna Maria/West Side Fire
Commission meeting on tax rate for the consoli-
dated district, Fire Station 1, 6001 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.


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Holmes Beach passes election recount law


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
To avoid a sticky situation after last spring's elec-
tion, the Holmes Beach city commission recently
passed an ordinance governing vote recounts.
Following the March 9 city commission election,
candidates Luke Courtney and Sheila Hurst requested
a recount. Both received 471 votes, or 12 votes less
than winning candidate Commissioner Don Maloney,


who received 483 votes.
An automatic recount is taken when the difference
between the winning and losing candidates is less than
one half of one percent. At issue were procedures for
other recount situations and determining who must pay
the costs of the recount.
The new ordinance establishes the following pro-
cedures:
If a candidate was defeated by one half of one


Planners recommend 4 ordinances


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Planners gave the nod recently to four pro-
posed ordinances that will be sent to Holmes
Beach city commissioners for consideration.
It was the second appearance before planners
for an ordinance which would make it legal for
participants in special events to stay overnight in
the city field in self-contained recreational ve-
hicles.
In June planners said the ordinance violated
the first goal of the city comprehensive plan: "To
ensure that the residential/family character of the
City of Holmes Beach is maintained and pro-
tected, while recognizing the potential for eco-
nomic benefit resulting from the tourist trade."
The ordinance would encourage vendors to
camp in the field and cook their own meals rather


than stay in the city's motels and eat in its restau-
rants, planners said.
Planners were also concerned that there was
no limit on the number of participants that could
be in the field during one event and participants
were permitted to stay too long before and after
the event.
City commissioners agreed to remove all ref-
erences to camping in the ordinance and replace
them with the words "overnight security," limit
the number of units that could be in the field and
impose a three-day limit on parking and sent
a revised ordinance back to the planning board.
According to the revised draft, vehicles to be
utilized for overnight security may be in place the
night prior to the event and must leave the

PLEASE SEE ORDINANCES, NEXT PAGE


percent or less, the election canvassing board shall or-
der a recount unless the candidate requests in writing
that a recount not be made.
Any candidate who was defeated may protest the
returns of the election by filing a protest with the can-
vassing board.
Any candidate whose name appeared on the bal-
lot may file a written request with the canvassing board
for a manual recount.
The certification of election may be contested in
circuit court by any unsuccessful candidate for such
office. Grounds include misconduct, fraud or corrup-
tion by an elected official or member of the canvass-
ing board; ineligibility of the successful candidate for
the office; receipt of illegal votes or rejection of illegal
votes that change or place in doubt the results of the
election; or proof that an elector, election official or
canvassing board member was given or offered a bribe
to insure the successful candidate's election.
If a recount is required because a candidate was
defeated or eliminated by one half of one percent or
less of the votes cast, the city pays the costs of the
recount.
If a candidate was defeated or eliminated by
more than one half of one percent of the votes, but
it is determined by the canvassing board that an er-
ror occurred, the city pays all costs of the recount. If
there was no error, the protesting candidate pays all
costs of the recount.
If a recount is demanded or required for any
other reason, the protesting candidate pays all costs
of the recount.


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Prime Anna Maria waterfront property sought


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
A 40,000-square-foot corner lot is a hot topic in
many circles of conversation in Anna Maria City.
At city commission meetings, candidate forums,
informal chats in front of the post office and at back-
yard barbecues, Anna Maria residents are asking why
their elected officials don't pursue the purchase of
property across from the city pier.
Elected officials are at best hesitant. When the is-
sue surfaces, there isn't a consensus on how to go about
it and commissioners are divided on whether buying
the property is in the city's best interest.
The six lots, owned by Robert Byrnes and located
at North Bay Boulevard and Pine Avenue, are listed
with ReMax Gulfstream Realty for $1.1 million.
Already, parking near the city pier is stressed dur-
ing season, and the lack of parking in the area is likely
to intensify with the opening of the new retail/office
center Bayview Plaza across Pine Avenue.
City officials have also expressed reservations
about pursuing other projects when it already has a full
plate with the renovation of the city pier. Preliminary
cost estimates to rebuild the pier in its entirety is


$800,000, but officials are awaiting other estimates.
The city applied for and received a $100,000 grant,
which it matched with $100,000 of city funds. The city
may choose to apply for future grants and set aside
matching money from future budgets.
Resident Carol Ann Magill recently told the com-
missioners that they don't listen to the needs of the pub-
lic. She wanted to know what the status is on purchas-
ing the vacant lots across from the pier.
Shumard responded by saying the city has checked
into purchasing different lots because it certainly needs the
parking, but that specific property is simply too expensive.
The city can't afford it and Shumard says there are
no grants available to help acquire it.
Public Works Director Phil Charnock said the city
missed out on an opportunity to purchase the property
two years ago for $175,000.
Vice Mayor Robert McElheny suggested the city
take a percentage of the money it gets from the increase
in pier rent and set it aside for the purpose of acquir-
ing the property.
Already the city has a debt service in its budget
amounting to $78,000 for the acquisition of property.
The fund was set up at the suggestion of Commissioner


George McKay when the commission raised property
taxes for the 1998-99 fiscal year.
The last attempt to get a grant for a proposed park
met resistance from residents who forced the city to
rescind its application to the state. The attempt to get
the grant cost taxpayers $2,517 for a study of the land
and money paid to a grant writer.
But the petitioners were quick to point out their
resentment was over being left out of the process. Resi-
dents and commissioners were informed of the appli-
cation by Shumard and Charnock after the fact.
Shumard hinted at a recent commission meeting
the parking congestion in the vicinity of the city pier/
shopping center wouldn't be a problem in the future,
but he refused to elaborate.
It could be because the mayor has something in the
works, according to Charnock, who said the mayor met
with Bayview Plaza owner Jim Toomey to discuss ac-
quiring the vacant property.
Charnock said he was not sure what the outcome
of that meeting was.
He speculated that the city and Toomey may enter
into an arrangement to benefit Toomey's business and
city residents.


ORDINANCES, FROM PAGE 4


evening it concludes. In addition, the number of ve-
hicles is limited to no more than 25 percent of the
total number of participants in the event.
However, planners were concerned about how the 25
percent will be determined and how the vehicles which are
being used for overnight security will be identified. They
suggested a permit system be implemented.
A second ordinance considered will ease up on
residents who are repairing and rehabilitating their
homes. Previously ground-level homes damaged
and/or remodeled more than 50 percent of their ap-
praised value over five years had to meet new build-
ing codes that generally required elevation.
In July federal and state officials told Islanders
that the five-year requirement has been eliminated


and elevation is required only if damage to the struc-
ture amounting to 50 percent of its value occurs at
one time.
To come in line with the new ruling, the city's
ordinance offers a new definition of substantial im-
provement that eliminates the five-year cumulative
construction requirement.
According to the new definition, "Substantial
improvement means any repair, reconstruction, reha-
bilitation or improvement of a structure when the
actual cost of the improvement or repair of the struc-
ture to its pre-damage condition equals or exceeds 50
percent of the market value of the structure either: (a)
before the improvement or repair is started; or (b) if
the structure has been damaged and is being restored,
before the damage occurred."
In addition the ordinance says "the total cost


does not include non-structural interior furnish-
ings.... except when determining whether the struc-
ture has been substantially improved as a result of a
single improvement."
Planner Joe Kennedy noted, "We're just legaliz-
ing what people have been doing all along and elimi-
nating politics and favoritism."
A third ordinance provides definitions of essen-
tial services and essential service delivery systems.
This issue arose when the commission was develop-
ing its telecommunications ordinance and questions
arose over whether cellular phone towers were es-
sential services.
The last of four ordinances has been called the
"clean-up" ordinance because it amends portions of
the city's land development code to bring them into
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A need to know
Many of us can admit a typical Island attitude to-
ward closed doors. We don't like 'em.
We're so comfortable in our cozy, quaint, laid-
back surroundings we not only like our doors open, we
leave them unlocked.
If you knew a sexual molestor/burglar was loose on
the beach, would you lock up? Would you tell your friends
to lock up? If you were a motel or vacation-property man-
ager, would you warn visitors to take precautions?
Of course you would.
But Holmes Beach Police Chief Jay Romine decided
to withhold information about a July 9 sexual attack on a
14-year-old girl, which occurred during the commence-
ment of a burglary at a beachfront tourist rental.
The same dreadful scenario played out nearly one
month later on Aug. 7 involving a 9-year-old girl. An-
other attack most unfortunately involving sexual
molestation. Same description, same "MO."
It's a shame we the community and the news-
paper weren't made aware of these attacks.
The next logical thought is "Why?" Well, it's not
a new problem to us. We've gone around before with
Chief Romine about withholding crime from the pub-
lic at a time when it also appeared critical.
It seems the newspaper must literally trip over
crime-scene tape to know when a serious, unsolved
crime occurs in Holmes Beach.
Romine says he withheld the information for
nearly three months for "investigative reasons." Should
he be held accountable for a recurrence of the attack,
as his critics imply?
Did the attacker think no one knew?
We're certainly not asking police to "compromise
their investigation," by releasing critical crime-solving
information. We just think you should know. We be-
lieve reporting the crime not incriminating details
- is a responsibility.
Other local law enforcement agencies, including the
Manatee County Sheriff s Office, are more cooperative.
To make matters worse, we find ourselves upset
over the fact that our police department's description
of the incidents states the two girls weren't injured.
So it's not just the fact that the police department
withheld the crimes from the public, a Neanderthal-
style attitude prevails over the nature of the crime and
a perception the young girls haven't suffered injury.
Indeed, knowing the nature of the circumstances,
they may be injured for life.
Trust us when we say, "The time to lock the doors
is long past on Anna Maria Island."
Join us in saying, "We've had enough pablum. We
want the truth, and we want it while it can still do us some
good."
What you don't know, can hurt you. Obviously.


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Somebody's state of mind
is questionable
The idea to spend $1.8 million for that land for
a proposed park nauseates me. First off, I was told by
Commissioner Max Znika that 90 percent of our
beaches are available to the public. Secondly,
whether the city, state or federal government pays for
it, it's still paid by the taxpayers. Thirdly, with
houses there instead of a park, the city would receive
$50,000 a year in taxes. Why should we become
another "Coney Island." Our parks and shores are
shared 90 percent by outsiders. They don't pay one
damn cost to clean the shores, etc.
Whoever proposed the park should see a psy-
chologist.
John Bacich, Anna Maria


Flowers for first day
at Anna Maria Elementary
The floral display The Islander BystaInder sent to
the school for our opening on Monday v.-as abso-
lutely beautiful. It caught everyone's eye, including
the students. Thank you for thinking of us.
I want to also mention how much we appreciate
the coverage that your newspaper provides Anna
Maria Elementary School and what an outstanding
reporter you have in Susan Kesselring. She certainly
has a knack for putting articles together.
I feel so very fortunate to be the principal at
Anna Maria school and to continue the high stan-
dards that have been established here.
Principal Tim Kolbe,
Anna Maria Elementary School


Things aren't right
here in 'paradise'
We have lived now on the Island since 1983 We
found it when we visited some old Florida friends
two years in a row, and we realized that this was
what we had been looking for all over Florida to re-
tire to. We liked it because it was informal and re-
laxed it was Florida, and we have loved it.


That's why I feel I must speak about a few things
that I feel are not right.
We are not Longboat Key, manicured and pris-
tine; however, I do not like the neglect of the en-
trance to the Island on Manatee Avenue.
First, they pulled up the plants in the long-ne-
glected triangles at East Bay and Manatee the
palms, etc. They dumped some dirt and let them take
over.
Next the old bank building on the south side of
Manatee has been empty, neglected and in very bad
shape for at least a year.
Now some one has dug up the green area to the
north, built a fancy fence totally out of place -
and left it.
We also have a City Hall that has a "patched"
roof due to who knows what? For what this cost 5000
taxpaying residents it seems to me the contractor
should have repaired this mismatched mess months
ago.
Nov., we have also been given two important
works of art by a nationally recognized sculptor who
thought enough of Holmes Beach to give them to us.
It is hoped that the city will place the large one on a
base built to hold it securely the small one on a
base in the triangle at 66th Street.
They would greatly enhance our Island and be-
come landmarks worth having for all to enjoy.
Donna R. Bailey, Holmes Beach



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THOSE E THE DAYS


Part 15, A Soldier's Story
by June Alder


During a lull in the fighting American soldiers relax at their crowded hillside.
During a lull in the fighting American soldiers relax at their crowded hillside.


BACK IN ACTION


The first weeks of August 1918
American soldiers were still "mopping
up" after the Allied victory in the Sec-
ond Battle of the Marne. Company E of
the Sixth Engineers was short-handed.
Nearly half its men had been casualties
- including Clair Jones of Anna Maria
Key. He had been gassed.
To everyone's relief, fresh troops
soon arrived. Will Austin, Clair's best
friend, suspected the arrival of the rook-
ies meant they would be going on the
offensive soon. And when he learned
they had a new captain (named
"Littlejohn") and a new regimental com-
mander ("Col. Daly") he was sure some-
thing important was afoot.
On Aug. 10, Daly himself came to
visit the camp. He had an announcement
to make. The Sixth Engineers was now
part of a separate American Army. No
longer would they be under command of
British or French officers, but good old
Blackjack Pershing would call the tune.
The men cheered wildly at this
news. But they had a tough road ahead,
Daly cautioned. He was sure, of course,
that the engineers would acquit them-
selves splendidly.
More cheers.
About that time Sophia Jones re-
ceived a poignant letter from her soldier
son.
"I am now out of the hospital and
have been doing some traveling and at
present find myself in an emplacement
camp," Clair told her. "That is where
after asking you several thousand ques-
tions, they once more bedeck you in the
trappings of war and send you back to
your company. Can't say I have fallen in
love with the place. In fact, I hope I can
manage to get through the rest of the war
without being a casualty again. It is not
a nice experience.
"I left my poor friend Field in the
hospital. He surely hated to know I had
to leave him. He will live, I think. But he
will always be a cripple and almost
blind.
"This is a fierce war all right. I hope
it won't last much longer."
Clair's buddies in Company E were
on the move. Along with two other com-
panies of engineers they had been sent


to the Verdun sector probably the
most war-ravaged terrain in France. It
was here Pershing was marshaling a
million and a half men for a major of-
fensive.
Drilling was stepped up. One day it
was "battalion school" where a lieuten-
ant colonel gave instruction on "over-
head covering and dugout construc-
tion." Another day a specialist intro-
duced new techniques of advancing
over fields of barbed wire. Morale was
high among the troops. They were anx-
ious to see action.
Meanwhile, Clair was still strug-
gling to find his way "home." He wrote
his mother Aug. 25:
"The last letter I managed to write
you I mailed in an emplacement camp.
Since then I have traveled many miles
and been in a number of cities, always
with the shining goal in view of getting
back to my regiment, as the Three Wise
Men followed the Star in the East. So
far I have been only partially success-
ful, for while I have arrived in the regi-
ment, still I have not yet struck my
company."
About the time Clair was writing this
letter, Will Austin was on a three-day
pass in Bar Le Duc. A "fine place," he
commented in his diary, "though it has
suffered much from German bombing."
It was here he heard that Clair was
due to return to Company E shortly.
Will was back in camp at 3 in the
morning on Sunday, Sept. 1. Clair did
not turn up that day, but Monday after-
noon, while Will was out on horseback
with Capt. Littlejohn looking for a site
for a rifle range, he saw a familiar fig-
ure coming toward him.
It had been nearly two months
since Will had last seen his friend.
Their reunion surely was joyous,
though he merely noted in his diary,
"Clair returns to company."
"It's good to be with my old out-
fit," Clair wrote his mother, "where I
know everyone and have been with
them so long."

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Anna Maria residents polled on post office site


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
Faced with two choices, Anna Maria residents
are divided on where they think the post office
should relocate, many bas-
ing their decision on avail-
able parking.
Some folks com-
mented they would like it
i to remain where it is,
though postal officials
Shave already made the de-
cision to move, narrowing
?,. the selection to two avail-
Guerin able locations.
One location, across
from the city pier at North Bay and Pine Avenue, is at
newly constructed retail center Bayview Plaza. The
other is at the site of the former Islanders' Market
(IGA) at 9807 Gulf Drive, nearer the present post of-
fice location.
Bayview Plaza offers
44 total parking spaces,
whereas the former market
has a lot in the rear that '" =
could accommodate ap-
proximately 20 parked cars,
however that lot is zoned
residential. Also, city offi-
cials plan to expand the
sidewalk at the front of the Brown
store on Gulf Drive, elimi-
nating parking slots there.
In comparison, the current location has approxi-
mately 17 parking spaces, though residents are not
counting spaces alone. They want a location that will
provide ease of entry into the post office and exiting to
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situation near the city pier would be aggravated by ad-
ditional traffic.
Others think moving
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the area of the present loca-
tion and benefit businesses
Sat the plaza and those along
Pine Avenue.
Here's what they had
to say:
Woodland Ned Perkins would
like to see it stay put, but in
choosing a location he said moving the post office to
Bayview Plaza would be a "big mistake" because park-
ing near the city pier is already congested.
Lori Guerin said she thinks the post office
should stay downtown sur-
rounded by the other quaint
businesses.
Clifford Alcorn said it
doesn't matter what resi-
dents think. The location .
has already been decided
on by postal officials,
though his choice is the .
former Islanders' Market.
Frenette Brown, owner
of the Brown Pelican gift Loizeaux
shop at the present post of-
fice plaza, said the post office should stay centrally
located. She questions the need of postal officials to
find a larger location for its services when many
people are using e-mail these days and younger
people don't write as many letters as their older
counterparts.
Dale Woodland said Bayview Plaza would be


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would unplug Gulf Drive,
the second is there would
be an orderly flow for traf-
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third, it would have a posi-
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Drew Loizeaux said
Bolay there isn't adequate park-
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Bayview Plaza for the volume of people who will
visit the retail center and
the pier.
Ann Bolay said the con-
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is an investment to the com-
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the post office to its location
will help guarantee its suc-
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John Micheals said the
bayfront location would be Niss
a welcome relief because
the present area is a mess with traffic and parking.
Norton Niss said he would like to see it move to
Bayview Plaza.


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Butts should be banned from beach


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
Skimpy swimsuits T-backs in particular are
not allowed on Manatee County beaches due to a nu-
dity law that took effect earlier this year.
Some may find it peculiar that public officials are
busy regulating that part of the anatomy commonly
referred to as butts, but not instituting change to reduce
or ban the amount of cigarette butts left behind on our
public beaches, a far more serious threat to the environ-
ment.
Fortunately, there are volunteers to pick up and
dispose of cigarette butts snuffed out by others.
Keep Manatee Beautiful coordinates with the
Adopt-A-Shore, Adopt-A-Road, and Adopt-A-High-
way groups; whose members clean adopted areas on a
monthly basis.
If you've noticed more cigarette butts on the beach
of late, it's because they're only picked up once a year
in September during the Florida Coastal Cleanup, co-
ordinated nationally by the Center for Marine Conser-
vation.
According to the Center for Marine Conservation,
data from last year's cleanup reveals that land-based
sources generate almost 60 percent of the trash picked
up. Cigarette butts and food wrappers left as trash can


be carried by wind, water or wildlife, and eventually
travel to the shoreline, posing a danger to human health
and our water quality. Cigarette butts potentially pose
a danger to sea life and birds as well.
This year's 12th annual cleanup will be held Sat-
urday, Sept. 18. Cigarette butts are only one of numer-
ous trash items collected during this statewide en-
deavor, but they have been the most numerous item
collected every year for the past 10 years.
Eleven other most-collected items are plastic cups
and lids, plastic food bags and wrappers, glass bever-
age bottles, beverage cans, straws, plastic beverage
bottles, metal bottle caps, foamed plastic cups, plastic
cups and utensils, lumber pieces and plastic bags.
Ingrid McClellan, executive director of Keep
Manatee Beautiful, said 875 volunteers picked up a
total of 25,096 cigarette butts in Manatee County dur-
ing 1998's cleanup.
According to McClellan, 243,424 cigarette filters
were collected statewide with 9.7 percent collected in
Manatee County.
Because it continues to be the number-one issue,
despite consciousness-raising efforts, a "Weigh Your
Cigarette Butts" contest will be held this year with
a prize for the most butts collected.
Cigarette filters are non-biodegradable and many


filters are never retrieved because they are buried in
sand dunes or otherwise inaccessible, McClellan said.
She said more focus is being placed on the collec-
tion of cigarette butts this year because Keep Manatee
Beautiful wants to send the message that the volume of
cigarette butts collected continues to be a problem and
is no longer acceptable.
Results from this year's cleanup will be used to
lobby local governments, McClellan said.
"We need to do something other than just pick
them up," she said. "We're going to educate county and
city commissions in an attempt to illicit change."
Legislation banning cigarette smoking from pub-
lic beaches may sound radical, but throughout the
country in small and large communities the public-
smoking issue is battled regularly with some legislation
being upheld and some repealed.
Island cities have adopted ordinances that prohibit
dogs, glass bottles and consumption of alcohol on pub-
lic beaches. One municipality in Florida has added
cigarettes to the list.
in a community close to home, Boca Raton re-
cently banned smoking from two of its public beaches
and parks.
Even tobacco companies have acknowledged
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Island Gallery West is hosting a special exhibit
titled "Autumn Hues" through Nov. 4 at the gallery,
5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
It features works of local and regional artists in
watercolor, acrylics, porcelain, raku, photography, In-
dian beadwork, quilting, stained glass, mosaic and fab-
ric art and stone, wood and clay sculpture.
Also on display at the artist cooperative gallery will
be "Bird Houses," constructed by volunteers and deco-
rated by the gallery's member artists. The adorned bird
houses will be auctioned by the Art League of Mana-
tee County to benefit Habitat for Humanity.
Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, closed
Sunday. Details may be obtained at 778-6648.

Tai Chi class to be held on
Island beginning Monday
Classes in Tai Chi Chuan, the centuries-old Chi-
nese therapeutic and preventive martial-arts discipline,
will be offered at 9 a.m. Monday beginning Sept. 13 at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Mag-
nolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Jerry Royer of Lee's White Leopard Kung Fu School
of Bradenton will teach the Wu style. Emphasizing relax-
ation and calm rather than inner strength, the practice can
be learned by anyone regardless of age or physical con-
dition. Among the mental and physical benefits attributed
to the slow, rhythmic routine are improved circulation,
balance, digestion, vitality and sleep patterns.
Participants should wear loose, comfortable cloth-
ing. The fee is $6 for the eight-week course. For addi-
tional information and to enroll, call Diana Robinson
at the Center, 778-1908.

Longboat Chamber sets
meetings for Sept.
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce's
"Business After Hours" meeting for the month will be
at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, at A Dodge Concept
Salon in the Centre Shops, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive.
The Chamber's "Key Connections" group will
have two Tuesday evening meetings during this month,
both at First Watch restaurant, 1395 Main St., Sarasota.
They will be at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14 and 28. Details are
available at 387-9519.

Calling all artists
The Longboat Key Center for the Arts is remind-
ing artists to submit their applications for the upcom-
ing "Art on the Avenue." The event, a juried show for
artworks, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 20, at Avenue
of the Flowers Shopping Center, Longboat Key.
For more information or to have an application
mailed, call Rose Scott at 383-2345. Applications will
be available after Oct. 4 at the art center, 6860
Longboat Drive S., Longboat Key.

Shell club to meet
The Sarasota Shell Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thurs-
day, Sept. 9, at the Mote Marine Laboratory Aquarium on
Ken Thompson Parkway, at Sarasota's City Island. The
meeting, open to anyone interested in conchologyy," will
include a program and shelling tips, said Fran
Schlusemann, who will provide details at 739-0908.


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Anna Maria Island residents on a European tour
through France, Belgium and the Netherlands took
along the Islander Bystander to soothe their home-
sick blues. They are, from left to right, front to back,
Casey Kennedy, Kara Kennedy, Courtney Taylor,
Zeinah Walliaga, Madeleine Bergquist, Charlie
Kennedy, Pidge Taylor, Scot Vensel, Mario and
Millie Torres and Joe Kennedy.

Sculpture is featured
at season opener
Bronze sculptor E. Dwight Conley's works will be
featured in the season-opening show of the Art League
of Manatee County, with a first-night reception at 5:30
p.m. Friday, Sept. 10.
Conley's eight-foot fountain with manatee and calf
is installed at the front of the new City Centre in
Bradenton, and he will discuss this and other works in
a gallery talk Sept. 22 at 7 p.m.
All events will be at the league's gallery, 209 Ninth
St. W., Bradenton. Details are available at 746-2862.

Floridians get deal on
attractions in September
Florida residents will get a deal on a slew of attrac-
tions in September.
The Florida Attractions Association and its mem-
bers call September "Explore Florida Attractions
Month," and are offering discounted admission tickets
to state residents.
A list of participating attractions is available at Publix
Supermarkets. You will need proof of Florida residency
and a Publix cash register receipt to take advantage of the
offer, which ranges from 50 cents to $15 off adult ticket
prices. There may be some blackout dates, so it is advised
to call in advance to ensure the "deal" is applicable.




Willard Dale 'Bill' DeJonge
Willard Dale "Bill" DeJonge, 55, of Anna Maria
died Sept. 2 in Blake Medical Center.
Born in Grand Rapids, Mich., Mr. DeJonge came
to Manatee County in 1998. He was a condominium
property manager. He was Protestant. He was a mem-
ber of the American Radio Relay League and the South
Coast Amateur Radio Service.
Private service will be at a later date. Holloway
Funeral Home, Oldsmar, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American
Diabetes Association, Gift of Remembrance Headquar-
ters, 1101 N. Lake Destiny Road, No. 415, Maitland,
FL 32751-7105.
He is survived by wife Marilyn K. "Mary," of
Safety Harbor; a daughter, Kristen, of Safety Harbor,
a son, Robert, of Anna Maria; his mother, Florence
Venema of Kentwood, Mich.; and a brother, Michael,
of Grand Rapids.






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'Bon
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Award-winning
Chef Raymond
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By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
Aromatherapy is a popular term these days.
It usually refers to a method of relaxation brought
about-by the pleasant fragrance of candles, lotions and
oils.
Its "soul" purpose is to put people in better spirits.
Food can accomplish the same thing, satisfying not
only our sense of smell, but our palate as well. Some
foods are also known to have aphrodisiac qualities;
strawberries and champagne, oysters on the half shell,
well you get the drift food can make us contented
creatures.
The aroma of duck braising in garlic and olive oil
went a long way to enliven the spirits of guests attend-
ing a recent "Lesson Luncheon" at Euphemia Haye
restaurant on Longboat Key.
Owner and Chef Raymond Arpke instructed guests
on how to prepare wife D'Arcy's Avocado Bruschetta,
Wine Braised Duck with Dirty Risotto and Olives, and
for dessert, Honey-Risotto Pudding with a Trilogy of
Fresh Fruit.
Chef Ray's award-winning "Dirty Risotto" recipe
was originally created for a cook-off held in New York
in January sponsored by the Italian Culinary Institute
for Foreigners. Winners, including Arpke, were invited
to a competition held in Italy during April.
Arpke said he chose the word "dirty" because it
regionalizes the dish.
He won first place in New York. In Italy he placed
first in a competition sponsored by rice producers. In
a separate competition, he placed third with the Italian
chefs. Arpke said certain judges told him he may have
placed first if he hadn't used prime portions of the duck
for grinding and if he'd pitted his olives instead of leav-
ing them whole.
But Arpke says he likes to keep his olives whole
for presentation because they look better and be-
sides they're more fun to eat.
He told one luncheon guest who attempted to slice
into an olive with utensils, "There's no need to be
proper. Just pop it in your mouth and spit out the pit."
Each course was accompanied by an appropriate
wine, which was presented by Michele Chiarlo of Na-
tional Distributing Co.. along with information on each
selection.
My favorite bouquet, served with the duck, was a
smooth Chianti Classico Riserva, Antinori, that retails
for S24.
After demonstrating how to de-bone the duck,
Chef Ray coated the pieces in "sawdust," which he
explains as chef lingo for a mixture of salt and pepper.
He then placed them into a hot pan to braise.
The risotto was prepared using stock from duck
bones. ground duck meat. shallots, garlic and thyme.
Chef Ray, with 31 years of experience .ence- ns :oque.
says to add the stock slowly, not ail at once. as the pur-
pose of the broth is to break down the grains of rice
which results in a creamery consistency. It's also im-
portant to stir the dish repeatedly. which has the added
benefit of strengthening the cook's biceps.
Chef Ray's wife Darcy created the recipe for the
appetizer which bears her name. D'Arcy's Avocado
Bruschetta blends ingredients that proved to be quite
the crowd pleaser.


Once the bread is brushed with olive oil and rubbed
with garlic, Chef Ray mashes avocado onto the
bruschetta and tops it with diced tomato. He places the
bruschetta atop fresh greens tossed with a grain-mus-
tard vinaigrette and serves both with a dollop of goat
cheese topped with hazelnuts. It's then garnished with
a lemon slice for drizzling.
Following the appetizer, each guest was served a
duck breast and leg atop a heaping portion of risotto ac-
companied by a trio of Italian Bella di Cerignola olives,
red, green and black.
The prepared poultry was far from paltry. It was
crispy on the outside, moist on the inside and neither
greasy or gamey to the taste.
The clamoring of cutlery in Chef Ray's kitchen
ceased as lunch was served by Clark Rainville, a con-
scientious waiter who made sure each guest lacked for
nothing.
Those more accustomed to a bowl of ice cream or
a slice of cake after dinner might turn up their nose at
the thought of rice for dessert.
Arpke created the risotto dessert for this year's
cook-off, but the effort was moot because the main in-
gredient for the contest was changed from rice to olive
oil, he said.
His tastebud tantalizing recipe wasn't created in
vain, however.
The mixture of risotto, apricots and raisins was
combined in a sauce made with wine, cream and plenty
of honey, all topped with a mint leaf. A ripe banana,
split lengthwise, was decorated with fresh raspberries,
strawberries and blueberries and arranged picture per-
fect with the risotto.
Dessert was paired with a little bubbly, Muscato
D'Asti Nivole wine.
By the time Chef Raymond finished his presenta-
tion, the potpourri of aromas permeated every crevice
in the dining room. This combined with the fact that
it normally takes me an entire day to consume the quan-
tity of food served made it hard to push away from
the table.
Or was it the wine?
Others were equally sated, judging from the con-
tented looks and compliments to Chef Ray.
Did I mention the fresh-ground coffee?
Copies of the above-mentioned recipes can be ob-
tained by attending an Oct. 20 lesson luncheon where
the same recipes will be featured.
Seasoned cooks or those with a love for the craft
can partake in one or eight of Arpke's cooking classes
beginning Oct. 6. Each course includes visual prepara-
tion of the food. recipes. a luncheon portion of the
foods prepared, coffee, tea and a wine pairing with each
course.
Classes meet on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from
10:30 a.m. to !: 0 p.m. and are limited to 30 students
per class. For a complete shopping list or classes. date
and times, call 383-3633. An enrollment form may be
picked up at the restaurant. or they'll mail or fax one
to you.
If you do attend. you'll find Chef Ray's presenta-
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uses to prepare his recipes.
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Cleanup
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 9
there's a growing problem. R.J. Reynolds, the second
largest tobacco company and a sponsor of Keep
America Beautiful, contributes table tents for restau-
rants and bumper stickers that send the message,
"Don't Leave Your Butt on the Beach." The advertis-
ing is distributed by local chapters through cities, busi-
nesses and organizations.
With respect to enforcement, Holmes Beach Police
Officer Eric Kussella said local litter laws can be en-


forced, but it's unlikely cops will ticket someone for
tossing a butt on the ground or beach.
There is a statute which makes the tossing of ciga-
rette butts illegal, he said.
He said he knows of instances where officers have
enforced the law, particularly the Florida Highway
Patrol during dry seasons when the potential for brush
fires escalates.
We've come a long way since the days when
people thought nothing of throwing empty soda bottles
and fast-food containers out of car windows. Raising
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much negative behavior.
However, beaches, curbs and medians still fill up
with cigarette filters and people still continue to empty
car ashtrays onto the road as if cigarette waste doesn't
count as trash.
A pile of discarded cigarette butts observed in the
parking lot near the entrance to the Leffis Key nature park
at Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach is a detraction.
An effort should be made by smokers to stop treat-
ing the planet as one giant ashtray. If you do light up,
pick it up after putting it out.
The numbers are astounding. Nationally,
1,357,379 cigarette butts were collected last year and
not all states particiapted. On an international level,
1,616,841 filters were picked up by volunteers.
Cigarette butts will be weighed by the Manatee
Community College E.A.R.T.H. Club at the Holmes
Beach City Hall parking lot from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for
the contest.
Anna Maria Island groups participating in this year's
Florida Coastal Cleanup are Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center, Anna Maria Elementary School, Anna Maria
Oyster Bar, Cub Scout Pack 7, Green Dream Team, Rod
& Reel Pier, Shells Restaurant, Woodland's Quality Pool
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Zonta Club of Bradenton.
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Hooke goes the distance a second time around


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Mickey Hooke long ago gave up on his passion for
distance running.
Injuries and burnout drove him away.
Watching the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta re-
kindled the fire to compete.
And Hooke has come on with a vengeance.
The former Bayshore High School runner who works
at Galati Marina in Anna Maria wanted to bring back the
memories of his all-state cross country and track years.
Hooke still holds Bayshore's half-mile record he
set two decades ago at a meet in Palmetto. For the
record, his time was 1:55.4 in the half mile, now called
the 800 meter run.
After some training coupled with some serious intro-
spection, Hooke entered his first race in 20 years last fall
and won, beating runners half his age.
A couple of hours later he would take first in his age
group in a five kilometer run. It was then he realized he
hadn't missed a beat despite years of laying off a gruel-
ing sport.
Fall season 1999 starts this month and Hooke is ready
to go again. His summer season of five races ended Aug.
20 with Hooke taking first in his age group in the Univer-
sity of South Florida Twilight 5 K.
His time of 16 minutes, 55 seconds placed him in 17th
for all age groups. In the other four summer races, Hooke
was No. 1 in his age group three times and sixth once. In
the overall age group, he was second twice, fourth, 17th
and 22nd.
Hooke said he's a lot stronger going into the fall long-
distance grind that takes him all over Florida. He didn't
reach 16:55 in a 5K race last year until Thanksgiving.
"I had six days of training before I ran my first race
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Hooke said. "I was surprised because I was running
against high school kids who I thought would beat me
easily but I got to the half mile mark and let it go. After I
won that first trophy that was all she wrote."
Florida Running & Triathlon magazine ranks Hooke,
38, seventh in the state in men's age group 35-39.
His training is a grueling test of running six days a
week at least one hour a day on roads or grass or the beach.
Three days a week there's weight training for the upper
body.
"The running takes care of the legs. The reason I work
on the upper body is that if your upper body is not in shape
the body is not utilizing oxygen efficiently," he said. "If
you're strong all over you're a stronger runner all over and
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"I eat three meals a day. Cereal or fruit for breakfast.
A ham sandwich or chicken for lunch. Then a rotissiere
chicken for dinner," Hooke said. "But I eat pizza, nachos
and steaks. It's not a typical diet for a runner. I look at it
this way. I have a life too and I like steak and I like to drink
beer. There has to be a happy medium in life. If I win a
race, I might have beer for lunch."
Hooke's regimen seems to work.
In 27 races from Sept. 7, 1998 through May 7, he won
three five-kilometer runs and the one-mile run in the Cane
Cross Country Classic. Hooke has been first in his age
group 14 times and in the top 10 overall in 18 races.
"This is basically all I do now. I used to boat a lot but
running has become a way of life. For 36 weeks in a row
I was racing and 27 of those I was on the road. I'm busy.
"It's a hectic schedule. I detail boats at Galatis, keep-
ing all the new Vikings pretty. Then there's training, en-
tering the races, keeping my van running to get to the 19
cities where I race."
At Galati since 1982, Hooke said the Galatis have
bent over backwards helping him with his second ca-
reer. If he has a mid-week race, they let him go home
at noon to rest.
But what is the attraction to a sport appearing to most
people like the participants are suffering?
"I can guarantee when you see most of these
people their ankles or knees hurt but when they're done
they have a runner's high," Hooke said. "Almost every
runner has it.
"The reason I run is it keeps my mind fresh. I run
because I like to test myself and I like to compete. The
sense of accomplishment is a bonus. Just running and
competing is all I want."


SDonna
March 14, 1948 August 22, 1999
May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sunshine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon the fields.
And until we meet again, may God
hold you in the small of his hand.
I loved you the most Bill

In Memory
To Donna's dearest friends ... She loved you.
Thank you, Bill


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School menu
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Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice
* Lunch: Chicken Nuggets or Grilled Cheese, .
Salad, Fruit, Juice
* Tuesday, 9/14/99
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SLunch: Ground Beef Tacos or Burrito, Lettuce
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Wednesday, 9/15/99
Breakfast: Eggs, Toast, Juice
* Lunch: Chicken Patty on Bun or Junior Sub, *
Carrots with Dip, Fruit, Dessert
* Thursday, 9/17/99
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mother and brother Francis on the first day of school.

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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Aug. 29, found property a wallet, 307 Pine, Gen-
eral Store.
Aug. 30, DWLS, 8700 block of Gulf Drive. The
deputy observed the subject driving without a tag light and
stopped him. A check showed his driver's license was
suspended and the deputy issued two citations.
Aug. 31, criminal mischief, 9900 block of Gulf
Drive. An unknown person broke the pedestrian crossing
sign originally posted at Gulf Drive and Spring Avenue.
Aug. 31, dog on the beach, 800 block of South Bay
Boulevard. The deputy issued a notice to appear to the
owner.
Aug. 31, criminal mischief, 500 block of Pine Av-
enue. An unknown person broke the door of a shed, but
nothing was missing.

Bradenton Beach
Aug. 26, domestic battery, 2400 block of Avenue C.
The officer was dispatched to a report of a domestic dis-
turbance and the victim reported the suspect made aggres-
sive movements toward her and her son grabbed a base-
ball bat to defend her.
She said the suspect grabbed the baseball bat from her
son, but she grabbed it from the suspect and threw it into
another room. She said the suspect tackled her, injuring
her rib cage and left arm. The suspect was placed in cus-
tody and EMS checked the victim.
Aug. 27, suspended driver's license, Coquina Beach.
The officer observed the subject in the park after closing
and a check showed her driver's license was suspended.
The officer confiscated the driver's license.
Aug. 27, found property a wallet, Coquina
Beach.
Aug. 27, capias purchase of cocaine, 4000 Gulf
Drive, Manatee County Public Beach. The officer re-
ceived information that Lance Bergeron, 41, of Holmes
Beach, wanted to purchase cocaine. The plainclothes of-
ficer went to Bergeron's place of employment, presented


himself as a drug dealer and offered to sell Bergeron a half
gram of cocaine for $20.
The officer picked up Bergeron after work, took him
home to get money and brought him to the public beach
to make the sale. Bergeron was placed in custody.
Bergeron said he had no one to care for his children and
the officer released him on a capias.
Aug. 28, damage, 1800 block of Gulf Drive
North. A passing vehicle caught the wires of an old
wooden power pole and snapped the pole off at the
base, said the report. The vehicle dragged the pole
across Gulf Drive where it dislodged and fell into the
road. FPL, GTE and Time Warner responded to make
repairs.
Aug. 28, aggravated battery, disorderly conduct,
100 block of Sixth Street South. The victim reported he
was involved in an altercation with two suspects on
Cortez Road. He said a sheriff's deputy charged the
suspects with throwing a deadly missile into an occu-
pied vehicle.
The victim said he and a witness followed the sus-
pects to Bradenton Beach, a confrontation ensued and one
suspect threatened him and the other hit him in the head
with brass knuckles. Both suspects were placed in cus-
tody.
Aug. 29, found property a wallet, Cortez Beach.
Aug. 30, theft of a bicycle valued at $200, 2601 Gulf
Drive, Sandpiper Mobile Home Park.
Aug. 31, DUI, DUI with property damage, DUI with
personal injury, 2100 block of Gulf Drive. Sharon West,
28, of Bradenton, was traveling north on Gulf Drive at
approximately 50 mph, missed the S-curve and struck a
vehicle stopped at the stop sign, said the report. West then
traveled forward and struck a fire hydrant, knocking it out
of the ground. EMS responded and transported West to the
hospital at her request.
The officer said he responded to the hospital and in-
terviewed West, who said she had been drinking a lot of
beer. The officer said due to West's inability to stand on
her own, he did not administer field performance tests. He
took West to the police station for a breath test.
Aug. 31, DWLS, 100 block of Fifth Street North.
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suspended. The driver was placed in custody.

Holmes Beach
Aug. 27, 400 block of Clark Lane. The complain-
ant reported he checked on an unrented duplex and found
an unknown person had been sleeping in the bed and us-
ing the dishes.
Aug. 28, suspicious, 500 block of 58th Street. The
complainants reported their landlord was calling and com-
ing to the residence unannounced. The officer advised the
landlord to cease or face a trespass warning.
Aug. 28, theft of a barbecue grill valued at $250.
5500 block of Holmes Boulevard.
Aug. 28, burglary to a vehicle, 4000 Gulf Drive,
Manatee County Public Beach. The victim reported an
unknown person removed a window and removed a purse
containing immigration papers, identification, two credit
cards and a driver's license.
Aug. 28, domestic battery, 6800 block of Palm
Drive. The victim reported the suspect pushed her from
the second-floor residence. The suspect was placed in
custody.
Aug. 29, bad check in the amount of $38.51, 3902
Gulf Drive, West Coast Surf Shop.
Aug. 29, burglary to a vehicle, 100 block of 69th
Street, beach access. The victim reported an unknown
person removed a purse containing $10 in cash, a check-
book, credit cards and a driver's license.
Aug. 30, damage, 4700 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria
Elementary School. The complainant reported an un-
known person climbed onto the roof and removed pieces
of shingles. Damages were $200.
Aug. 30, suspicious, 6200 block of Holmes Boule-
vard. The complainant reported an unknown person
knocked over a mail box.
Aug. 30, traffic, 5300 block of Marina Drive. The
officer running radar clocked the subject driving 50 mph
in a 25-mph zone and stopped him, said the report. A
check showed the subject had never been issued a driver's
license. The officer issued a citation for the license viola-
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More O'Connor bowling
tourney winners
The grand prize winner in the Aug. 28 O'Connor
Bowling Challenge wasn't among the revelers who
claimed choice gifts at the raffle and party held at
Marina Bay restaurant following the games.
The top winner was Yat6 Cutliff, who won a $500
gift certificate from Jess Jewelers on Cortez Road.
Cutliff and friends on The Islander Bystander "mullet-
heads" bowling team had other pressing matters after
the game, but she was thrilled later in the week to learn
the news from Bill O'Connor.
A St. Pete/Tampa attorney, Cutliff said she'd defi-
nitely be shopping before Jess makes its move in Oc-
tober to the Island-convenient downtown Bradenton
Financial Center.
Marty Moery made a good investment when he
bought $30 worth of raffle tickets and took home a
jewel of a gift dinner for two at the Beach Bistro and
a one-night stay at the Beach Inn next door.
Anyone who's ever spent quality gourmet time at
the Bistro knows a walk to your room is one giant leap
for fine wine.
Annie Mosseau took home the color television
donated by Circuit City and The Islander Bystander.
A $200 case of wine donated by Sean Murphy of
the Beach Bistro went to Gloria Sterling.

Ah, football


Top-prize winner
The big winner in the Aug. 28 O'Connor bowling tourney is Yate Cutliff flanked at left by Kevin Shunkwiler, big
prize donor of a $500 gift certificate from employer Jess Jewelers and tournament organizer Bill O'Connor, at
right. Proceeds of $3,788 benefited the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Islander Photo: Bonner Futch


says dad Larry).
Freshman Manatee quarterback Adam Wall of
Anna Maria kicked off his
high school career with a
bang.
Wall ran 75 yards for
a touchdown and threw two
more TDs to Garris Joyner
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middle only to be stopped by the larger Sailor players.
That's when the coaches called for Wall to do a
bootleg, said Wall's father Jeff.
"It was a beautiful fake," Jeff said. "He ran the
ball 15 yards before the Sarasota defense knew what
he was doing."
Adam's speed, 4.6 seconds in the 40-yard dash,
and Joyner's size and speed (4.4 seconds in the 40)
provide Manatee with a deep threat.


Here's a fumble by me for leaving Adam Doll off the Sarasota Sailors 22-2. "I did pretty good, but we got a lot of good help,
the list of Manatee High School players from Anna The two scoring especially on defense," Adam said. "It's not always
Maria Island. Doll is a 247-pound junior playing defen- .... passes by the 5-foot-11- how big you are. Sarasota was a lot bigger than us. A
sive line for the Manatee High Hurricanes. inch QB went for 25 and 65 lot of football is how fast you are and what you can do
The other Island varsity player on Coach Joe Wall yards, with your speed. "
Kinnan's always strong team is junior strong safety/ Prior to the Wall's PLEASE SEE SPORTS RAP, NEXT PAGE
PLEASE SEE SPORTS RAP, NEXT PAGE
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Adam knows a little something about the rough
nature of football.
His grandfather and father played rugby and Aus-
tralian-rules football and Adam followed in their foot-
steps when he played a year of rugby down under.
Adam's grandfather, Sam Walsh, was one of the
first touring professionals on the golf circuit.
The next game is going to be a test for Wall and
company when they face Sarasota Riverview at Mana-
tee High School on Thursday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m.

Little League Board elected
The Anna Maria Island Little League board of di-
rectors stayed on cruise control when the same nine
members from last year were re-elected last week.
Board members are Bob Gibbons, Kip
DeBellevue, Ron McDonough, Lori Guerin, Mike
Kendall, Brad Lisk, Sam Sato, Lisa Termini and Jim
Pritchard.

Soccer kickoff banquet Friday
The fall soccer kickoff banquet starts Friday,
Sept. 10, at 6 p.m. with a charge of $5 for adults and
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Environmental puzzles to ponder


Our neighbors to the south are up to some sand
silliness. Let's hope they come to their senses before
it's too late.
Sarasota's beach renourishment consultant is propos-
ing placement of four groins at south Lido Beach to retain
sand from the upcoming beach-addition project. Groins,
by the way, are rock or concrete walls than run perpen-
dicular to the beach. There are three concrete groins in
Bradenton Beach at Cortez Beach, and string of rock
groins set along Coquina. Coastal consultant Rick Spadoni
says the groins would trap the sand and keep it from flow-
ing into Big Pass.
Now, I'm not a coastal engineer, but I've read a lot of
reports about how beaches work. Generally, groins do trap
sand at one part of the beach, but at the cost of lost sand
somewhere else. In looking at the drawings of the pro-
posed Lido groin project, I predict that in a few years the
entire south end of the key will be lost including South
Lido Park, a parking lot, rest rooms and other amenities
the city of Sarasota is so proud of, all gone into the pass,
forming a really, really big sandbar. Oops.
What I find amazing is that the generally accepted
rule today is that groins are bad things. Here's some-
thing a coastal engineer wrote in 1923 about a groin
system on Coney Island:
"The groins did in some cases perform the service
of preventing further erosion, but that is all that can be
claimed for them. The best protection that an extended
natural beach on the shore can have is the sand itself.


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Complete meals will be served at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria. Menu is Sean Murphy's Exotic "Sghetti" with
Caesar salad and garlic bread for 300 people.
Uniforms (shirts) will be handed out but players
and parents should be ready to buy shinguards for $10
and black shorts for $12.
On Saturday, the Center will hold a soccer jambo-
ree for all players where team pictures will be taken.

Curtis sets point record at
Sunrise tourney
Neal Curtis broke the three-year-old points record
at the weekly Sunday Sunrise Tournament at Palm Sola
Golf Club.
Curtis scored 40 points in one round on a modified
Stableford System of scoring where bogeys are worth
one point, pars are two points, birdies are four and
eagles are six. The old record was 38 points.


Almost every beach taken. as a whole appears to be
injured by jetties or groins."
If groins go in on Lido, I wish 'em luck.

Garrity gone, but not forgotten
Another puzzling eco-development pardon the
pun is last week's forced resignation of Dr. Rick
Garrity, head of this region's Tampa-based Florida
Department of Environmental Protection. Garrity, a
marine biologist with 15 years tenure with the agency,
is being replaced by Deborah Getzoff, a land-use attor-
ney from the state's second-largest law firm.
Environmentalists are big-time worried that envi-
ronmental protection in the state will be compromised
by the change, or changes, since DEP Secretary David
Struhs also canned two other regional directors. They
all got "excellent" performance evaluations, while the
other three regional heads who are still in place are
deemed marginal, or questionable, in their performance


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Curtis took top honors with a round of 73 that in-
cluded four birdies and an eagle chip-in on hole No. 5.
Wayne Woods came in second by shooting a one-
under 35 on his final nine holes, including three bird-
ies.
Mike Manning was third, making it the third week
in a row Manning has placed. The previous two weeks
Manning came in first.
Curtis had three skins, Woods had two and Chuck
Stovall and Joe Rogers each had one. Closest-to-the-
pin greenies went to Woods who had two, Bob Darling
with one and myself with one.
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In fact, one regional director in the Panhandle is so
"questionable" he had a grand jury recommend he be
fired. He's still in Garrity's out.
I've covered the DEP off and on for more than
20 years and have had occasion to deal with Garrity
on numerous issues. With a possible exception be-
ing the agency's (forced?) permitting for the high,
fixed-span Anna Maria Island Bridge replacement,
I've thought Garrity an OK guy, somebody to sit
down with and talk about the state of eco-affairs.
Somehow I don't think I'll get that chance with his
replacement.

El Nino good?
Not too long ago we were blaming everything from
high gas prices to a pesky summer cold on El Nino.
Now, the results are in and, as one scientist puts it, "El
Nino is a good dude for the United States."
Researchers have crunched the numbers about
deaths and damage during the 1997-98 El Nino years
versus what would have happened in a "normal"
weather pattern. With El Nino, 189 people died and
damage from storms and tornadoes resulted in losses
of $4.5 billion. Without El Nino, the scientists figure
850 people would have died and losses would have
topped $20 billion.
El Nino is a warming of Pacific Ocean waters that
changes global weather patterns. Generally, we see
milder temperatures and less hurricanes during an El
Nino. The flip of El Nino, La Nina, is what we've got
to deal with now, and that means a potentially colder
winter and as we are seeing right now more At-
lantic hurricanes.
Perhaps we'll have to come up with something
else upon which to blame our malaise. Maybe the
Easter bunny?

Cell phone laws may be coming
As a responsible cellular phone user, I try to pull off
the road if I get a call while driving. I'm sure you do, too.
But lots and lots of folks are talking and driving at the
same time but not in Brooklyn, Ohio, where it's against
the law to yak on a cell phone while you're motoring.
The law is based on a 1997 study published in the
New England Journal of Medicine which says that cell
phone use while driving is almost as dangerous as being
drunk behind the wheel. Based on that statistic, it seems
to make sense to pull over when the phone chirps at you
in your car.
As Brooklyn Mayor John M. Coyne puts it, "If you're
going to give the gift of gab, get to the side of the road."
For what it's worth, Coyne was mayor when his city was
the first in the nation to enact seat-belt laws, and he says
he's received more than 60 requests from other cities
wanting the Brooklyn no-talk-and-drive law.

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Snook season opens with bang, reds hot


By Capt. Mike Heistand and Capt. David Futch
Although big snook were shy on opening day Sept.
1, the season started out with a bang with the fighters
hitting shrimp near mangroves.
Redfish and mangrove snapper also bit well last
week according to most fishing guides.
The Rod & Reel Pier reported catches of mack-
erel, black drum, snapper and a few snook early in the
morning.
At the Anna Maria City Pier folks also did well
on mackerel and snook.
Carl at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said wade
fishermen had a good snook opening day using large
shrimp around mangroves. Redfish also are producing,
while trout were biting on the grass flats. Decent sized
shrimp are around.
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez reports Capt.
Zack on the Dee-Jay II slew the mangrove snapper
and they're hotter than a firecracker. Flounder came on
this week. Zack boated 40 redfish up to 34 inches ear-
lier this week. Snook are biting, but the big ones are
wary. as always.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
plenty of snook caught in the Manatee River were
brought to his dock. Mangrove snapper were hitting
bait hard at the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, while black
drum were caught in the cut.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said he's hearing the
same thing from wade fishermen, who indicated they did
well on snook. Some snook went to 20 pounds, but most
of them were small. Redfish are everywhere. Offshore
fishing rated good for both pelagic and bottom fishing.
Capt. Sam Kimball with the Legend said he's
been catching a lot of mackerel to five pounds, nice
flounder to three or four pounds, a mix of yellowtail
and mangrove snapper, gag and red grouper to 15
pounds and bonita to 12.
Capt. Tom Chaya said mackerel are everywhere
as well as snook, triggerfish and flounder.
Capt. Rick Gross reports catching lots of redfish,
mackerel and snapper.
Capt. Thorn Smith of Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said his people caught snook, redfish and trout in
Terra Ceia Bay and Miguel Bay.
Capt. Kurt Morrison said red and gag grouper to
12 pounds were caught offshore in his boat. Yellowtail,
mangrove and lane snapper to three pounds were co-
operating. And there arc plenty of bonita, mackerel and
barracuda.
On Capt. Mike Heistand's boat Magic, anglers
caught a lot of redfish to 30 inches. He said fisher
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I R E A.


Island property transactions
401 41st St., Holmes Beach, a 100xl00 lot. was
sold 5/19/99. Hardin to Perryman, for S79,500.
604 Concord, Holmes Beach, a ground-level non-
canal 1,596sfla/2,626sfur 3bed/2bath/lcar home built
in 1966 on a 100-by-85 lot. was sold 5/18/99. Robinson
to Horinka. for S215.000.
619 North Point Dr.. Holmes Beach, a canalfront
3bed/2&l/2bath/2car 2.046sfla/3,708sfur home built in
1987 on a pie-shaped lot. was sold 5/19/99, Leslie to
Hood. for $550,960; list $595,000.
621 & 624 North Point Dr., Holmes Beach. a
3,313sfla/4.174sfur 3bed/3bath/2car/pool canalfront
home on two lots built in 1986 on 19.425 sf of land,
was sold 5/20/99. Hagen to Abele. for $845.000.
6250 Holmes Blvd.. Holmes Beach, 31 North
Beach Village, a 1.536sfla/2,750sfur 2bed/2&1/2bath/
2car condo built in 1990. was sold 5/17/99. Collins to
Thomas. for ; 178.000: list S178.000.
793 North Shore Dr.. Anna Maria. a Gulffront
?bed/2bath 1.686 sfla home built in 1981 on a 50x125
lot. was soid 5/20/99. Hebebrand to Radtke. for
S515.000.
104 Oak. Anna Maria. a two-story 2.016sfla/
2.576sfur 2bed/ .5hath-2bed/l&1/2., h Gulffront du-
ni.-x built in 1966 on.a 52x157 lot. was sold 5/28/99,
Kieffer to Noriega-Wilson, for S455.000; list $495,000.
1' Peppnertrec. .nna Maria. a 1.152sfia/1.408sfur
ied/2bath icar home built in 1926 on a 50x100 lot.
..as sold 5:'25/). Northrield to Feincold. for S263.000;
:!st $269.000.
- 1801 Gulf Dr.. Bradenton Beach, 250 Runaway
Bay. a .OSOsfla/1.140sfur 2bed/2bath canalfront
condo built in 1971. was sold 5/25/99. Morin & Lee to
Bard, for S 125,000: list $129.900.
1801 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 187 Runaway
Bay, a 1,080sfla/l1,140sfur 2bed/2bath bayfront condo
built in 1971, was sold 5/25/99, Grimmer to Bowman,
for $163,500. -
203 82nd St., Holmes Beach, a 1,972sfla/3,264sfur
4bed/4bath duplex built in 1969 on a 110x90 lot, was
sold 5/24/99, Bacich to Mason, for $210,000: list
$219.500.


205 68th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,384sfla/1,754sfur
2bed/2bath/lcar/pool home built in 1968 on a 75x100
lot, was sold 5/24/99, Weber to Slavin, for $220,300;
list $239.900.
236 Lakeview, Anna Maria, a 1,290sfla/1,996sfur
2bed/lbath/lcar canalfront home built in 1959 on a
74x149 lot, was sold 5/24/99, Dominick to
Pawlikowski, for $205,000.
2907 Avenue B, Holmes Beach, a 912sfla/
2,696sfur 3bed/lbath/2cp home built in 1975 on a
50x100 lot, was sold 5/25/99, Szabo to Hueber, for
$125,000; list $137.500.
314 Spring, Anna Maria, an elevated 1,622sfla/
2,244sfur 4bed/2bath/2cp home built in 1991 on a
52x145 lot, was sold 5/28/99, Scherer to Moon, for
$228.000; list $238,500.
535 Key Royale Dr., Holmes Beach, a canalfront
3,559sfla/5,858sfur 4bed/4&1/2bath/2car home built in
1959 on a 100x228 lot, was sold 5/26/99, Downes to
Bangma, for $631,250; list $695,000.
6250 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, 51 North
Beach Village, a 1,536sfla/2,604sfur 3bed/2&1/2bath/
2car condo built in 1990. was sold 5/26/99, Duffey to
Perinetti, for $195,000: list $199,500.
6305 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, North Beach Vil-
iage, an elevated attached 1,206sfla/2.109sfur 2bed/
2bath/2car townhouse built in 1988 on a 39 by 87 lot,
was sold 5/24/99. Nelson to Tutewiler. for $165,000.
117 Seventh St. N., Bradenton Beach, 2 Bay View
Terrace, a 729sfla/777sfur 2bed/1bath condo built in
1973. was sold 6/4/99. Andros to Nunn, for $79,900.
1401 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 21 Bermuda Bay
Club, a townhouse condo built in 1999, was sold 6/2/
9,. Bermuda Bay Dev. Co. Ltd. to Minto, for $239.092.
2203 Avenue C, Bradenton Beach, a ground-level
1024sfla/1376sfur 2bed/lbath/lcar home built in 1951
on a 75x100 lot, was sold 6/4/99, Ostlund to Adams &
Dagher. for $90,000.
2906 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, a 789sfla/1,207sfur
2bed/lbath/lcp home built in 1952 on a 50x100 lot,
was sold 6/3/99, Gulash to Fichera, for $118,000; list
$122,000.
3404 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 6 Gulf Beach Place,
a 1,197sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1987, was sold
6/4/99, Kleeb to Throop, for $135,000; list $139,900.
403 74th St.. Holmes Beach, an elevated, attached.


Realty raves
Top listing agent at Betsy Hill Real Estate
forAugust was Barbara A. Sato and top sales agent
was Sherry Sasser, with a S1.5 million closing on
a North Shore Drive property.
Harold Small and Michael Advocate were tops
in listing and sales, respectively, for the Anna
Maria office of Wagner Realty during July. Other
listing leaders were Diana Kading for Longboat
Key and Ann Miller at Cortez. Other top sales
agents were Mary Wickersham and Cindy English
of Longboat Key and Miller for Cortez.
In August at Wagner, Bill Bowman was top
lister and top seller. Others atop the lister list were
Alice Ohme at the Manatee Avenue office and Jack
McCormick at Longboat Key. Other top sellers
were Ohme at Manatee Avenue and Wickersham
and English at Longboat.


1,598sfla 3bed/2&l/2bath/2car townhouse built in
1989 on a 62x85 lot. was sold 6/3/99. Lewis to
Lauerwald. for S185.000: list S195.000.
4701 Third Ave.. Holmes Beach, a 100xl00 lot.
,* as sold 6/3/99. Reynolds to Third Ave. Dev. Co.. for
S165,000.
527 56th St.. Holmes Beach, a ground-level
havfront 3bed/2bath/lcar 1.5 10sfla/2.385sfur home
built in 1951 on a 92x128 lot. was sold 6/4/99,
DeBellevue to Falk. for S350.000: list $359.500.
530 69th St.. Holmes Beach. a rround-ieveC
canalfront Il._'' ,i/l 1,947sfur 2bed/2bath/lcar home
built in 1968 on a 85-by-119 lot. was sold 6/4/99.
Armstrong to Carlson, for $215.000; list $219.900.
611 Gulf Dr. N.. Bradenton Beach, 18-A Imperial
House, a 754sfla/794sfur 2bed/lbath condo built in
1968, was sold 6/4/99, Travis to Golden, for S83.000.
621 Concord, Holmes Beach, a ground-level
canalfront 1,268sfla/2,417sfur 2bed/2bath/2car home
built in 1967 on a 95-by-115 lot, was sold 6/3/99,
Leiding to Votaw, for $235,000; list $239,900.
6317 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, North Beach Vil-
lage, an elevated, attached 1,206sfla/2,109sfur 3bed/
2bath/2car home built in 1988 on a 2,625sf lot, was
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sold 6/3/99, Slavin to O'Hara, for S168,500.
766 Jacaranda, Anna Maria, a two-story 1,581 sfla/
1,830sfur 3bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1953/93 on a
54-by-105 lot, was sold 6/3/99, Leonard to Vallarino,
for $200,000; list $209,000.
108 Elm, Anna Maria, a Gulffront 1,460sfla 3bed/
2bath/2car two-building duplex built in 1950 on a
50x110 lot, was sold 6/7/99, Mercadante to Slavin, for
$500,000.
117 Seventh St. N., Bradenton Beach, 15 Bay
View Terrace, a 594sfla Ibed/lbath condo built in
1973, was sold 6/10/99, Gee to Wilson, for $62,000.
212 Gulf Dr. S., Bradenton Beach, a Gulffront
piece of property was sold 6/9/99, Richardson to Ex-
cellent Properties LP, for $195,000.
226 Oak, Anna Maria, a canalfront 3,284sfla 4bed/
2& /2bath/4car home built in 1980 on a 75-by-148 lot,
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3705 E. Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 101 Sunbow Bay
3, a 917sfla lbed/lbath condo built in 1980, was sold
6/8/99, Kuveke to Ferguson, for $96,000; list $100,000.
520 Bayview Place, Anna Maria, a canalfront
2,708sfla 3bed/2&1/2bath/2car/pool home built in
1987 on a 120-by-110 lot, was sold 6/11/99, Dixon to
Parks, for $499,900; list $499,000.
602 Baronet, Holmes Beach, a canalfront
1,333sfla 3bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1963 on an
86-by- 111 lot, was sold 6/9/99, Winheim to Ker, for
$180,000; list $209,900.
106 & 110 13th St. S., Bradenton Beach, two
buildings, one 1,080 sfla 2bed/l&1/2bath/lcp built in
1974 on a 50-by-100 lot and one 842 sfla 2bed/lbath/
Icp built in 1949 on a 50x105 lot, were sold 6/18/99,
Redick to Pracht, for $372,000; list $410,000.
2914 Avenue C, Holmes Beach, a 50x100 lot, was
sold 6/17/99, Jawitz to Hatfield, for $63,000.
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all measuring 167x145, was sold 6/15/99, Wheeler to
Brooks Polymers Int'l. Trading, for $210,000; listed at
various prices in various scenarios, the last being
$189,000 for the duplex only at 315 Pine.
3601 E. Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 201 Sandy
Pointe. a 1,230 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1986,
was sold 6/18/99, Bravo to VonSchwarzenburg, for
$136,000, list $149,900.
6250 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, 28 North
Beach Village, an elevated 1,536 sfla 3bed/2bath/2car
condo built in 1989, was sold 6/16/99, Blair to Eicken,
for $178,500.
904 N. Shore Dr., Anna Maria, an elevated 1,530 sfla
3bed/3bath/2car home built in 1988 on a 40x71 lot, was
sold 6/16/99, Porter to Alter, for $268,000; list $269,000.-
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Cortezians trade houses awhile


If you're in the market for a vacation abroad
and don't mind visitors in your home, you may want
to talk with the Northfields.
The former Bradenton Beach hoteliers spend
their days helping people find absentee housemates,
and they say it's a growing trend.
Michael and Caroline Northfield operate Lati-
tudes Home Exchange from their home in Cortez,
where they moved recently from Bradenton Beach.
They will arrange rentals too, if that's what a cus-
tomer wants, but they're mainly in the home-swap-
ping business.
The way it works, Islanders can decide where
they want to spend a couple of weeks or a month,
and call Latitudes at 761-1709. The Northfields list
their home on the Internet and search other listings
to find a compatible trade.
The initial expense is $35 for membership and
the Internet listing, or $50 to sign up for custom
matching, plus $100 for the match itself when it
takes place.


Northfield cites a couple on Anna Maria who
spent a month in a French couple's home in Paris
while the Parisians enjoyed an Anna Maria vaca-
tion in the locals' home. Everyone was happy,
said Northfield.
In other cases, people have opted to visit each
other in their homes, and that too has been satis-
factory.
The service is far from limited to Florida, he
stressed. It covers the U.S. The Northfields are expand-
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They have agents helping them in seven coun-
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United Kingdom, Scotland, Australia, New Zealand,
South Africa and most European countries.
Latitudes started in Australia and expanded to
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was sold 7/20/99, Fisher to Ritchie, for $165,000.
2208 Avenue C, Bradenton Beach, a 2,136 sfla
6bed/2bath/2cp duplex built in 1958 on a 55x105 lot,
was sold 7/21/99, Guild to Frankelli et al, for $200,000;
list $215,000.
226 S. Harbor Dr., Holmes Beach, a canalfront 997
sfla 2/3bed/2bath/lcp home or duplex built in 1949 on
an 81x90 lot, was sold 7/23/99, Gudger to SSI Proper-
ties, for $145,000; list $189,000.
302 Tarpon, a 105x115 lot, was sold 7/19/99,
Albert to Schultz, for $130,000.
4255 Gulf Dr., #228, Holmes Beach, unit 219, Is-
land Village, a 2bed/2bath 1220 sfla condo built in
1981, was sold 7/19/99, Piasecki to Holt, for $130,000;
list $134,900.
Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate
broker, 778-1222, exclusively for The Islander By-
stander. 1999.



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











ANNA MARIA'S BEST BUY!
This great elevated home in the heart of Anna
Maria is close to everything! 2BR/2BA and lots of
storage downstairs. Nice family neighborhood in
walking distance to beaches, shopping, post of-
fice and Island Community Center. Don't miss this
one, priced at just $174,900.










CANALFRONT LOT
Walk to the beach from your new home built on this
large lot in Anna Maria City! 75 by 140 feet with
seawall, no bridges with direct bay access. Build
your dream home here! Just listed at $149,000.
[13 Call Ken Jackson at 778-6986
.- Agnes Tooker 778-5287
MLS Bill and Larae Regis 779-1858


SFran Maxon
/ | SALES AND RENTALS
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t941) 778-2307
Toll Free 800 306-9666
Fa T 778-7035


RENTALS
Annual / Seasonal / Monthly / Weekly


VACATION
RENTAL
Direct Gulffront
1BR/1BA apartments
Call for rates


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A BIG HOUSE ON KEY ROYALE
BIG PRICE REDUCTION NOW $229,000
611 Gladstone. 4BR/3.5BA/2 kitchen/2 car, 3,895 sq. ft.
under roof home including caged pool. Next to but not
on a canal. Owner anxious. $255,00. Now $229,000.

Doug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, FI 34216
Phone & Fax: (941)778-1222
E-Mail: dougdowling@earthlink.net
http://home.earthlink.net/-dougdowling/


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BUILDERS HOME FURNITURE Displayed but
never used. Four-piece bedroom sets $259; sofa
and love seat $399; queen bed set $199; full $159;
twin $129; futons (sofa by day bed at night) frame
and mattress $199; daybed (white with brass fini-
als) including two mattresses and pop-up unit
$285. Can deliver. Call 753-7118.

MACINTOSH POWERBOOK 520. Laptop model,
ready to use. 778-7978.

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

QUEEN PILLOW-TOP mattress set with frame. Ex-
cellent condition! $250; white four-poster bed set
with mattresses $250, 778-5814.

TUNTURI EXERCISE CYCLE with cover. Two con-
temporary barstools. 778-3474, evenings.

BRAND NEW SOFA bed, cute wooden kitchenette
table, wicker swivel chairs with cushion, round
table with glass top 778-8209.

NEW LARGE COUCH, white desk, three-piece din-
ing room wall unit. 778-4093.

ORIENTAL RUG SET a classic-style oriental rug
collection in a beautiful shade of burgundy. For
more information, call 778-7067.

KENMORE WASHER/DRYER both in excellent
condition, only $175. For more information. Call
778-7067.

BEAUTIFUL HAND-MADE oriental carpet, 4 by 6-
ft. $350. Call 778-1543.

NATURAL WICKER SOFA bed, standard, cream color,
thick mattress. $85 or reasonable offer 778-4246.


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.

MULTI-FAMILY SALE Saturday, Sept. 11, 8am-
1pm. 208 84th Street. No early birds.


DICK MAHER
AND
DAVE JONES
SLar J, SPE,1.Ll3 TS


Simplify Your Search!
Call anytime for a consultation.


YOGA AND MEDITATION classes begin Sept. 20
at the Art League, 5312 Holmes Beach Blvd. Har-
mony Feldman, instructor. Call 921-0074.

BAMBI DAYCARE (formerly Dolphin) under new own-
ership. Come in and see our new exciting program. 12
months to 5 years and after-school care. 778-2967.



LOST SEIKO WATCH black band, sweep second
hand, day and month. Sentimental value 778-9118.



YACHT CLEANING by Carleen. Detailing, wax,
maintenance programs. 15-years experience. Is-
land resident. References available. 750-7337.

CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
Call 795-8299.

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

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

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.

FREE TRAILER WITH purchase of 1987 Sportcraft 176
plus, center console fishing boat. 1987 60-hp Johnson
motor. All excellent $12,750 OBO. 778-9538.

1996 DECK BOAT 28-ft. Splendor Cat, inboard/
outboard, large bimini, depth sounder, head, ste-
reo, docking light, boarding ladder 778-0340.


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

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


DESK CLERK with office experience, pleasant person-
ality, flexible hours. Good benefits. Via Roma Beach
Resort, 2408 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.

FULL OR PART-TIME help needed at the Island's
health food store. Call 778-5181 for appointment.

REAL ESTATE ASSOCIATE needed for busy real
estate office. Work from your home or office. Call
for confidential interview, ask for Teri. Town &
Shore Realty, Longboat Key office 383-3840.

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

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Library.
Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or 778-6247.



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

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

AUTO DETAILING at your home or office, at your
convenience. Complete detailing includes wash,
wax, shampoo, engine and undercarriage clean-
ing, leather & vinyl conditioned, tires and trim
dressed and more. Protect your investment. Call
Damon at 320-5662.

BANKRUPTCY $200, Divorce $150 to $200.
Adoption, corporations, modifications, power of attomey,
name change. Suncoast Paralegal Services 742-4788.

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.


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


LOOK FOR OUR VACATION RENTALS ON THE WEB

at www.arvidarealtyservices.com or call Bob Lohse at 778-0766 for a brochure


carol s. Heinze
REALTOR/CRS
778-5059


COUNTRY HOMESITE Build
your own home on this beautiful
acreage and enjoy the privacy
your are looking for. 6.78 acres
only 22 miles east of 1-75 Addi-
tional lots available. $40,680.
IB20404
WEST BRADENTON 3BR/2BA
with large workshop in a quiet
neighborhood. Close to schools
and shopping. Carport, large
backyard with room for a pool.
$87,900. IB38986


ESTUARY DRIVE AT PERICO BAY
Tastefully furnished 3BR/2BA condo
with white tile floors throughout most
of unit. Ceiling fans, great kitchen with
domed ceiling. Just minutes to the
beach or town. Motivated seller.
$189,000. IB39199
KEY WEST STYLE HOME Elevated
3BR/3BA on deep water canal with
dock. Excellent location across from
Bay. Ought and bright island home in
move in condition. Tropical island atmo-
sphere with view down canal from two
decks. $369,000. IB39198


Karin Stephan
Ich Spreche Deutsch
924-9000
Eves: 388-1267


www.arvidarealtyservices.com


ANN HARMON g 3orida e
SIB tJ The only Accredited Residential Manager on Anna Maria Island Company
I have experience. _
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SI have tenants.
I need more rentals! 2501 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach
www.oldfloridarealty.com
Call today to discuss my. gussie@ix.netcom.com
1800 778-9599
Ann Harmon marketing plan for your property. 1941778-6849


% REALTOR.
"Wir Sprechen Dertsch"
RESIDENTIAL
VILLAS WITH HEATED CAGED POOL. 4BRI2BA. 2.006 sq.
ft. living area each side. Extras. Can condo-ize. S 440,000
CHOICE ISLAND LOT 9.700 sq.ft.. S 108.000.
BRAND NEW KEY WEST HOME 4BR/3BA with Gulf and bay
views. Upgrades and extras. Shaft for ele.aator. S435.000.
WILDEWOOD 2BR/2BA beautifully updated. Sl 10.000.
PINEBROOK 2BR/2BA greatroom. Florida room. golf, glassed
lanai. S102.500.
NEW! Lot with bayview and boat dock. 90 by 132 feet. S 149500.
RIVEROAKS 2BR/2BA. waterfront, boat dock. pool. S88.000.
COMMERCIAL
HISTORIC BRIDGE STREET 2,400 sq. ft.. three stores. 150 ft.
to Sarasota Bay. Can add to size. Developing area. 5355,000.
32 APARTMENTS Sarasota. S1.300.000.
STYLING SALON Eight stations. Great location. S39.000 OBO.
LOT C-2 Zoning.Walk to beach $150,000.

ANNUAL RENTALS RIVER OAKS 2BR/2BA waterfront with
boating, security, elevator, tennis, heated pool. clubhouse.
SEASONALS: PERICO BAY CLUB & MARTINIQUE
VACATION RENTALS ASK FOR LU.

5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
and' Lawn Mowing Trimming' Edging
Lain l Hauling By the cut or by the month.
Serie We Monitor Irrigation Systems
INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
778-1345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
Established in 1983
@ G@G3 i@'fD@rk STATE UCENSED & INSURED
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i Paradise Improvements
Quality home repair and maintenance
SSteven Kaluza 778-4173
SIsland References and Insured
Painting Drywall* Tile Doors Screens* Etc ...


Residential Commercial
Check our references:
"Quality work at a reasonable price.
Licensed/Insured Serving Anna Maria Island Since 1986 761-8900

Island Starter and fllternator Service
4f Auto Marine
T W Diesel, Foreign and Domestic
NEW LOCATION! 3001 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach 778-0818

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

Quality Work Licensed-Insured Reliable Service


Bud Jackson

Painting (Interior & Exterior)
Carpentry Repairs


Call us for plumbing, too.
SINCE
E 1982
CWW"aaa 778-0773
FULL-SERVICE AIR CONDITIONING and PLUMBING
LIC #CACO 56298 LIC #RF0047797


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the hot tmn?

Most Cars: 895*
*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.




371-8006
THE AREA'S # 1 MOBILE DETAILER
All cars/trucks personally se'v:e y Oc- c


SERVICES continue RENTALS


NEED A BREAK? Don't have time to get it all done?
Let the Chore Buster take the pressure off. House-
hold chores, shopping, general office, basic com-
puter skills instruction. Judy Haguewood 778-3334.
HAVING A MAC ATTACK? Call for help with Mac
or PC. Training, internet, hardware selection and
installation. Call Ed, 778-2553.
MOTHER /DAUGHTER CLEANING honest, fast and
reliable. Many references, Island resident. $15 hour,
two-hour minimum. Please page Linda 215-5956.
DOMESTIC AFFAIRS reliable, thorough, house
cleaning, neurotic attention to detail. We'll do any
cleaning job. Insurance, references 798-3139.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
advertising!


JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE
Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling,
cleanup. Island resident 25 years. Call 778-6508.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING & MAINTENANCE
Residential/commercial, full-service maintenance,
landscaping installation, clean-ups, tree trimming,
ponds, native plants, butterfly gardens. Excellent
references. 778-5294.
FREE SNOW REMOVAL Shell, dirt, mulch or
stone delivered and spread for a small fee. Yard
clean-up. Dump truck for hire. Free estimates. Call
Dave Bannigan, 794-6971.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If
it's broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior
discount. Call 778-2581.


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


VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, inte-
rior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island
references. Dan or Bill 795-5100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. State licensed and insured. Many Is-
land references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic &
vinyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, re-
pairs. 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. Ne-//
homes, renovations. additions. Free estimates and
design service. Quality '/icrkmansr c.
Lic#RR0066450. Call 795-1947.
TILE. TILE. TILE. Ceramic tiie supply ac 'rsTa:a-
tion. Quality workmansr;P. oors a'd ,- als. F
insured, call 387-7153. 750-5985.
ISLANDER CLASS!iED -e ces: -e.',s -" :o:r- a."
the best resurzs from dassedj ads ar- service acverss.cg:.


BAYFRONT COTTAGE WITH DOCK. Turnkey fur-
nished, beautiful view, covered parking. No pets.
$350/week or $700/month. 794-5980.
PETS WELCOME. 2BR/2BA, lovely furnished
home on canal, with dock and fenced yard, in Coral
Shores. Available now, by the week or month.
Realtor/Owner 387-0533.
HOLMES BEACH OFFICE or retail space. Ap-
proximately 1,300 sq. ft. Excellent parking with
exposure on main thoroughfare. Call Smith Real-
tors 778-0777.

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

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


Cleaning 739-7951
O nnectzon Licensed, Bonded & Insured
Residential, Office & Specialty Services
Honest & Dependable Gift Certificates Available

IsIland Custom Tops
r-^ L lComplete Corian Counter Top Service
..' Commercial Residential
.-' Dupont Certified
Dave Spicer 778-2010



FIRST CALL AIR
Air Conditioning Repair
and Second Opinion for Replacement
Appliance and Plumbing Repair
"We Do Not Sell or Replace Air Conditioning Units"
(9411 794-1735



WARNING!


Sliding-glass
doors are easy
to burglarize...
Call us now
to install
the best
SECURITY
LATCH.

ISLAND LOCKSMITH 778-1661


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

ISLAND CONDO Bradenton Beach 2BR/2BA on
water with dock. Weekly or monthly Sept., Oct.
and Nov. 723-1760.

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

HIDEAWAY COVE PANORAMIC BAYVIEW, nice,
quiet, ground floor. One and two bedroom, fully-fur-
nished, steps to beach, restaurants and more.
Available now through December. Also winter sea-
son 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-.

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

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.



Tape over light switch!


LIGHTS OUT FOR
SEA TURTLES!
May 1 thru Oct. 31 9PM to 7AM
S Please turn out beachfront lights.*
S Lights disorient mother turtles
S and especially turtle hatchlings
a3 they journey to the Gulf.




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Report turtles, turtle tracks, possible
nests and hatchlings toThe Islander By-
stander nna Maria

Turtle Watch
778-5638 or 569-2173 (pager)
"By city ordinance, Anna Maria,
Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach.
|L It's the law!
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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.

SMALL FURNISHED COTTAGE in South Sarasota.
$135 weekly includes cable and utilities. No smoking,
pets. Available Sept. 1. Call 351-1403.

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.

BRADENTON VILLA 2BR/2BA beautifully fur-
nished, washer/dryer, beach and shopping, lanai
and covered parking. No pets. Prefer seven months
at $1,300. 795-4112.

BRADENTON BEACH GULFVIEW annual lease.
Charming old Florida beach duplex. 2BR/1.5 BA.
2213 Gulf Drive N. $650 month plus $650 security
792-3226.

BRADENTON ANNUAL RENTAL large 3BR/2BA
house with pool, double garage, large eat-in
kitchen and den. Lake view. $1,000 per month plus
utilities. Gayle Schulz, Smith Realtors 778-0770.

ANNA MARIA ANNUAL rental 2BR/1BA renovated
duplex, unfurnished. Sun porch, lovely tropical
yard, washer/dryer hookups, ceramic tile through-
out. $700 month plus all utilities. Gayle Schulz,
Smith Realtors 778-0770.

** ** * ** CLIP AND SAVE ********

SWATTEIRING RESTRICTIONS
Rules in effect for Manatee County:
,- Lawn and landscape watering is limited to two
days a week.
Addresses ending in even numbers (or A M):
Tuesday and Saturday.
> Addresses ending in odd numbers (or N Z):
SWednesday and Sunday.
Irrigation not allowed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
S Irrigation with treated waste water allowed any time.)
>- Owners can wash their vehicles anytime as long
Sas they use a hand-held hose with a shut-off nozzle.
> Rinsing boats and flushing of boat motors is
allowed for ten minutes daily.
S>- Hand-watering of plants, NOT LAWNS, is
Permitted any day.
Questions or comments? Call the Southwest
SFlorida Water Management District(Swiftmud) toll-
Sfree: 1-800-423-1476.


HOW TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD
DEADLINE: NOON MONDAY EVERY WEEK for WEDNESDAY'S PAPER: Classified advertising must be placed in person
and paid in advance or mailed to our office in the Island Shopping Center, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217.
We are located next to Chez Andre. Hours: 9 to 5, Monday Friday, (Saturday 10 to 2 usually).
CLASSIFIED RATES BUSINESS OR INDIVIDUAL : Minimum rate is $8 for up to 21 WORDS. Additional words: $2.50
for each 7 words, Box: $2.50, One- or two-line headlines, line rate plus 250 per word.
WE NOW ACCEPT MASTERCARD AND VISA! You can charge your classified advertising in person or by phone. We
are sorry, but due to the high volume of calls we can not take classified ad copy over the telephone. To place an ad by
phone, please be prepared to FAX your copy with your credit card information. FAX (941) 778-9392.
USE THIS FORM FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE: One word per blank space for minimum charge 21 words.
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Yvonne Higgins REALTOR
Call me to find the
BEST PROPERTIES ON THE ISLAND
Homes Investments Condos


UIN >iG Q .Q


761-3100


JPJIwV]fVG,,yEi/'ineD3ren6aurfj
"Professional Excellence"
Residential-Commercial Interior & Exterior
Serving the Islands since 1969. 778554 l After 5 Call
Licensed and Insured 78-5594 778-3468

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

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

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


ULUl L LLL LlL'L lP [LLL[LL 1
Interior/Exterior Commercial & New Construction
Insured Free Estimates
753-4727


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Wilson Walls IN
STUCCO SPECIALIST


Drywall Ceiling Repair
Custom Wall Finishing Interior/Exterior
25 Yrs Experience Cell 650-7871 *Eves 778-9506


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


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





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ISLAND PACKAGE LIQUORS
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BRADENTON SHORT-TERM rental. Two-story 3BR/
2.5BA house turnkey furnished. $1,400 month plus all
utilities. Gayle Schulz, Smith Realtors 778-0770.

GORGEOUS TERRA CEIA BAY new condo-
minium. Furnished 3BR/2BA, fifth floor, fabulous
bay view, pool, tennis, golf. Short-term lease avail-
able. $1,200 per month. Call Debbie at 924-8274.

2BR/1BA, TWO WALK-IN closets, washer/dryer, living,
dining, parking for two cars, 5 by 4-ft storage, October
1, 1999. $650, last and security. 779-2068.

RETIRED SENIOR DESIRES 1 or 2BR furnished
apartment, Holmes Beach. November 1999 through
May 2000. Call 320-255-0378 after Labor Day.

ANNUAL RENTAL 3BR/1 BA apartment in great lo-
cation. Carport, ground-level, washer/dryer, dish-
washer. $850 month, 2708 Avenue C, Holmes
Beach. Call Mike Norman Realty 778-6696.

ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 1BR, Anna Maria City.
Gulf view, available Oct. 1. $540 month plus utili-
ties, first, last and security. 778-5439.

HOLMES BEACHFRONT RENTAL 2BR/1BA near
Shells Restaurant. Rates $1,300 month winter,
$850 month summer. Call 813-264-0639 or 334-
988-8760.

ANNUAL OR SEASONAL 3BR/3BA townhouse,
SHolmes Beach. Spacious, fully-furnished, two-car
garage. Poolside, cable, washer/dryer, steps from
beach. 407-292-3375.



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

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


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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.

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

CANALFRONT HOME with panoramic view of Sky-
way lights and bay/intracoastal, 2BR/2BA and po-
tential 1BR apartment with Spanish tile floors, ca-
thedral 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.

JUST COMPLETED NEW 3BR/2BA home one
block from beach. Tile floors, Berber carpet. 2901
Gulf Drive. $218,900. 778-2316.

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. 23 or 646-3946.

WATERFRONT CONDO Westbay Point & Moor-
ings II. 50-ft. dock, carport, second floor, end unit,
2BR/2BA, completely refurbished. Call voice mail,
800-558-9008 ext. 25.

HEAR THE SURF and catch glimpses of blue Gulf
waters-all from this newly renovated Holmes Beach
house. 3BR/2BA with 2BR/1BA rental cottage. Wood
and tile throughout, brand new kitchens and appliances,
vaulted ceiling, French doors, decks. 2813 Avenue E,
778-4523, 761-1533, 800-977-0803.


SLANDER


More Island
news than any
other source.


PUT YOUR BUSINESS HERE! Two
commercial condos perfect for art stu-
dio, repair shop, wholesale, woodwork-
ing, crafts, light manufacturing and more.
Two offices upstairs, two garages down-
stairs, four half baths, all under A/C.
Zoned C3. Call Yvonne Higgins 778-
2246. $125,000. MLS#38174


PLAYA ENCANTADA 2BR/2BA unit
located tennis court side of first-class
Gulffront complex with pool/spa, tennis
and on-site manager. Offered at
$154,500. Call Dave Moynihan 778-
2246/778-7976 eves.


BY OWNER Holmes Beach duplex, 1BR/1BA and
2BR/2BA. Walk to beach. Beautifully landscaped
double lot, privacy fencing, patio with fountain.
$229,000. 778-7045.

FOR SALE BY owner 2BR/2BA condo, Martinique
North #308. Please call 813-920-2395 for information.

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

HOW TO ADVERTISE
DEADLINE: MONDAY NOON for Wed. publication.
UP to 3 line minimum includes approximately 21
words $8.00. Additional lines $2.50 each. Box:
$2.50. Ads must be paid in advance. Stop by or
mail to 5404 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, FL 34217.



EQUAL

HOUSING

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


Get 'em

While they're hot!
,,cal-_- yOld-Style Ptner Mugs:
b. Two for $14

5404 Marina Drive, Island Shopping Center 778-7978
5404 Mari


ISLAND DUPLEX Excellent Holmes
Beach location and short walk to prime
beach. 2BR/1BA each side with central
heat and air. Drive by 207 76th Street.
$175,000. Call Dave Moynihan 778-
2246/778-7976 eves.


ANNA MARIA ISLAND! 2BR/1BA,
rare find on Anna Maria Island. Eat-in
kitchen, one-car garage, on a nice lot.
Don't wait to make offer. Harold Small
778-2246.


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BUYING OR SELLING WATERFRONT PROPERTY?
OUR RECENT SALES RECORD SPEAKS FOR ITSELF!
CALL THE PROFESSIONALS...
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501 68th St............. Canalfront....................... Selling Agents
533 70th St ............. Canalfront....................... Selling Agents
259 Gladiolus ......... Canalfront.... Selling and Buying Agents
2118 Ave. E.............. Gulffront ........................ Selling Agents
609 Baronet Ln....... Canalfront....................... Selling Agents
610 Hampshire Ln.. Canalfront....................... Buying Agents
502 Bay Dr. S........... Bayfront ........................ Selling Agents
616 Baronet Ln......... Bayfront ........................ Selling Agents
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FOR PROVEN SUCCESS, CALL US!
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j E mail: smithami@gate.net
Web site: www.gate.net/-smithami


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


Mary Ann Schmidt
Eves. 778-4931


Helen White
Eves. 778-6956


ISLAND GIFT SHOP
Well established Island gift shop. 17 years at the
same location. Appraisal and books available.
SUNBOW BAY TOWNHOUSE
3BR/3BA Elegance! Mexican tile, den, water
view and boat dock. Carport, tennis, two
pools. $178,500.
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.
ANNA MARIA NEAR BEACH
4BR/2.5BA family home. Caged pool, deep-water ca-
nal, large lot. Split plan, fireplace, den. $257,500.
SABAL PALMS CONDO
2BR/1.5BA furnished condo. Westside, conve-
nient to everything. Pool and clubhouse. Close
to golf. $59,900.


SUNCOAST RENTALS

Bradenron 2BRi2BA house 5800
San Remo IBRlBA, S550
No-h B-ach '.- 3BRP2BA S .00


Julie Gilstrap
LTC CGR
>'ope-". ":a age


SEASONAL
Condos and Ho ms.

Fro-n 550Q .o 5:. 200 mon..
1 r02 5-0 2r.


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Visit us at our web site: www.islandreal.com
778-6066 1-800-865-0800
6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217


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




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Bob Fittro
Realtor


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Broker/Salesperson


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Realtor






Alan Galletto
Realtor


WATERFRC
HOMES

60 North Shore Dr .......
520 Bayview Place... NEV
520 58th Street..... ......
516 75th Street............
407 20th Place ............
525 68th Street ...............
703 South Bay Blvd.........


KEY ROYA
WATERFRONT I


613 Ivanhoe La ............
726 Key Royale Dr.......
506 Key Royale Dr ......... NE


WATERFRO
AND ISLAND C(

Gulf Place Condo .........
Anna Maria Island Club...... NE
Mariners Cove ... ...........


ISLAND HOI

254 Gladiolus ................
207 Periwinkle ..... NEW
203 76th St ..................
2409 Avenue A (lot) ......
455 62nd St .......... NEM


DUPLEXES/TRIP
MULTI FAMILY PRO

101 25th St ..................
107 75th St ..................
2219 Gulf Dr ................
203 76th St ..................


Broker/Salesperson


MAINLAND


1021 99th St NW .........
4706 61st Ave Dr W..... NEV
1109 DeNarvez.... NEW
504 Woodstork Circle....
6206 8th Ave Dr W ... NEW
729 Estuary ......... NEW
276 Sherwood Drive.......


Chris Shaw
Realtor


COMMERCE
PROPERTIES


310 Pine Ave
Restaurant .....
510 7th St E.


Bob Smith
Re a.or






Marilyn Trevethan
Res::or


WE ALSC
HAVE RENT
SEASONAL
*ANNUAL
PROPERTY
MANAGEMENT

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Frank Davis
Broker


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COCONUTS. Excellent opportunity for inves-
tors. 1BR/1BA poolside villa in small Gulffront
condo complex. Updated interior and exterior,
cathedral ceilings, turnkey furnishings, heated
pool, on-site management. $115,000. Call
Carol Williams 744-0700 eves.


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

CAPETOWN VILLAGE. Stunning two story 3BR/
2.5BA home on a nicely treed lot. Features in-
clude ceramic tile throughout the first floor, fam-
ily room, screened porch, deck, two-car garage.
Can be purchased turnkey furnished. Reduced to
$164,900. Call Zee Catanese 794-8991 eves.


REALTORS


5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach. FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
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.$675,000
.$649,000
W $299,000


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$339,000
EW $296,000
$229,000


4ES:

$335,000
S$224,900
$219,900
$199,000
V $77,900

LEXES
PERTIES:

$549,000
$499,000
$375,000
$219,900


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$349,000
W $250,000
$169,900
$139,900
V S129.500
$111,000
. $69.900

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S299.900
S229.000
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No. 0829

TRADEMARKS 118 9 1 1 0 11 12 [3 14 1s 6 17 18

BY LOU AND FRAN SABIN / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ20 21


ACROSS
1 Congressional
matters
5 Risking
dizziness
10 Winner's feeling
14 Salon supply
19 Like some
speeds
20 Rich kid in
"Nancy"
21 Schleps
22 See 33-Across
23 London
Magazine writer
24 -- Heights
25 This and that
26 "The Age of
Anxiety" poet
27 Cable talk show
trademark
31 Acid
neutralizers
32 Smart stuff
33 With 22-Across,
Federal law
enforcement
matter
34 Royale,
Mich.
35 See 2-Down
36 Shrewd
37 E.M.S. course
40 Clubs: Abbr.
43 Subjects for
forgiveness
44 The Thinker, for
all we know


45 Tongue locale 97 "Good night,
46 W.W. II military sweet ladies.
trademark Good night,
good night"
51 "Aladdin" prince speaker
52 Aggregate 100 1940's film
53 Astronomical trademark
figures 105 Running
54 Beat, so to speak errands, say


55 Improve
57 "Our-
Sunday" (radio
soap)
58 Bit of a draft
59 China's-
Piao
60 TV comedy
trademark
67 Singer Acuff
68 Palacio feature
69 "1 guessed it!"
70 Welsh emblem
73 Quick notes?
76 Pink-slips
78 Driven types
81 Phenom
82 Art world
trademark
86 Plodding sort
87 Controls
88 Actual existence
89 Composer
Bruckner
90 Noted cathedral
town
91 Truck treatment
92 Prefix with
sphere
93 Drake Stadium
site
95 Kind of block
96 Cornstarch
brand


106 Ring dance
107 Month after
Adar
108 Band
110 Lodge member
111 Like most
proverbs: Abbr.
112 Diaphanous
linen
113 1997 Oscar-
nominated title
role
114 Last Supper
attendee
115 Care for
116 Quite a bargain
117 Choice word
DOWN
1 You may stand
in it
2 With 35-Across,
a sign of spring
3 Hardship
4 Short result?
5 Historic Scottish
county
6 Novice
7 Author
Havelock-
8 Verve
9 Many years ago
10 Certain print
11 Eye-openers


12 Sponsorship
13 Pill passage
14 Hardly plentiful
15 Bluenose
16 Hitch, in away
17 Part of A.B.A.:
Abbr.
18 Driving needs
28 Mix it up on the
mat
29 Stylish music
30 Breathless
35 Perjurer
36 "High Hopes"
songwriter
37 Circuitry site
38 "The Dunciad"
poet
39 Symbol of
slimness
40 Man in a garden
41 Coastal catch
42 Appealing
43 Lips service?
44 Leaves off
45 Kind of column
47 Inflamed
48 For the boys
49 Cheek
50 Small belt
56' Glean
58 Sign by a ticket
window
59 Columbia squad
61 "Return of the
Jedi" girl
62 Some
investments
63 Minor
64 Amiens is its
capital


65 Chinese dynasty 77 "Judith"
before the birth composer
of Christ 78 Gymnastic
66 Push back, finishes
perhaps 79 Bygone sign on
71 Come back U.S. highways
72 Insightful 80 Not so
73 Salinger girl newsworthy
74 Stake driver 83 Long green
75 Any NATO 84 Free
member 85 Veggieburger, to a
76 Top of a range? hamburger, e.g.


91 Play varsity ball
92 Businessman
Hammer
93 Ex-New Jersey
college, founded
1893
94 French fashion
figure
95 No-goodnik
96 Moses' brother
97 Davis in
Hollywood


98 Totally
99 Film "- of
God"
100 Extinguish
101 "0" in old radio
lingo
102 Cheer
103 Single
104 Brawl
109 Comment before
"I don't know"


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GULFPLACE CONDO, Anna Maria Island.
Rarely offered 3BR/2BA, fully furnished, steps to
pool or beach. Great rental. $329,000. Doug
Newcomer/Nancy Fasel 778-2261. MLS#39900











STUNNING WATERFRONT ESTATE offers inspir-
ing views of Manatee River. Magnificent two-story
home, 4BR,4.5BA. plus 2BR/2BA carriage house.
$1,300.000. Nancy Fasel 778-2261. MLS#38529


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ANNA MARIA CITY No.h edof cis and ac-oss
"rom Gu f. 3BP 2.5BA cu-se. fireDace, iarce
yard. Many cssr:-ea"-s S269.0C0. Bobye
Chasev 778-225. .L S=5373


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MEADOWCROFT SOUTH CONDO 2BR/2BA
with enclosed lanai in adult community. Over-
looks lake and fountain. $73,900. Tom and Kitty
Frost 778-2261. MLS#39903
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NORTHWEST BRADENTON Good Value! 2BR/
2BA home with carport. Newer A/C and water
heater. Owner may finance. S89,600. Jinny
Sutton 778-2261. MLS#39092

ANNUAL RENTALS
Pine Bay Forest 32 viila, community pool and soa.
Rent includes water, sewer. cable .......... i.400.
Perico Isles 322 homre, available rnow community
pool and tennis. ..... ...... ................... S1 500.
El Con 'i O1' ak Bay 2 2v ia. cverdoos iakee
Some u!i cLud -d ........... .......... ..... S .00 .


Seasonal Rentals Available
Call Missy Laps at 778.9611
Toll Free 1.877.651-0123


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custom home, Europear
and views. Heated po
Schnoerr 778-2261, ML


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3BR on huge lot. Sun d
central heat/air. Quiet de
Tony Tiberini 778-2261.


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