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FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATESEPTEMBER 22, 1999
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Harvey flinches, misses Island
"Dodged the bullet."
"Lucky, very lucky."
"Major close call."
Those were comments du jour Tuesday, Sept. 21,
when Tropical Storm Harvey skittered south, miss-
ing Anna Maria Island with its 60 mph fury and at-
tending storm surge.
With a voluntary evacuation suggested Monday
afternoon, residents poured off the Island to spend the
night with friends on the mainland or in a handful of
All afternoon the storm was directed immediately
The opening of a tech center for computer
learning at Anna Maria Elementary School is the
realization of a dream of many. but none more so
than the school's former 25-year principal Jim
The public is invited to a ribbon-cutting cer-
emony and open house for the Kronus Community
Technology Center from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thurs-
day. Sept. 23. at Anna Maria Elementary School.
Kronus's vision for the school's technology
center is the realization of the World of Work pro-
gram with a mission to provide students with an
environment that fosters their ability to later com-
pete as adults in a broad range of work places.
The computers, software and other equipment
at the center will be made available to students and
the general public.
Adults will be able to attend classes coordi-
nated and taught by Manatee Technical Institute.
There will be on-site registration for MTI's adult
computer classes during the open house.
The school is located at 4700 Gulf Drive.
Holmes Beach. For more information, call Princi-
pal Tim Kolbe at 708-5525.
north of Tampa Bay with the worst weather to the
storm's south and east. Islanders feverishly packed
sand bags, boarded and sprayed foam on doors to for-
tify homes and businesses.
By 6 p.m., storm forecasters began projecting
Tropical Storm Harvey, teetering on hurricane-level
winds, would make landfall at Anna Maria Island in the
wee morning hours.
It was all for naught, though. The National Hurri-
cane Center 11 p.m. advisory and radar images
showed Harvey's system weakening, storms lessen-
ing and the threat to Anna Maria ended. Harvey
veered to the south around midnight Monday and by-
passed the Tampa Bay area, making landfall south of
Ft. Myers midafternoon Tuesday.
The storm left flooded streets, a surplus of sand-
bags and little damage. The high winds never materi-
alized and floodwaters receded before they could get
a foothold on waterfront property.
The beach took the biggest hit, with an angry surf
slurping up sand and carrying it offshore. Much of the
sand is expected to make its way back to shore with
more temperate waves.
Anna Maria Turtle Watch coordinator Suzi Fox
literally turned her home into an infirmary. She said her
volunteers collected approximately 500 eggs, those
nearest hatching, from storm threatened nests.
Several hundred eggs remain on the beach in nests
near the Bradenton Beach Tortuga Inn, one in front of
The boards of the Anna Maria and West Side Fire
Districts last week voted to purchase two new fire en-
gines one per district at a cost of S600.000 each.
Commissioners were able to tag onto a purchase
contract recently negotiated with Pierce Manufacturing
by the Cedar Hammock Fire District. thus reducing the
cost of the engines.
Fire Chief Andy Price recommended financing the
purchase at 5.1 percent interest for 10 years, but said
the districts could probably repay the loans in six years.
Beach Bistro in Holmes Beach and two in Anna Maria.
The two northernmost nests weren't verified and may
be false crawls, she said.
Injured turtle Sadie's eggs were collected from
Coquina Beach prior to the storm and appear to have
a bacteria, which Fox said she's seen before. She said
she'll have it verified by Mote Marine Laboratory,
where Sadie is recuperating.
Anna Maria Fire District Chief and Island Emer-
gency Operation Center Director Andy Price said, "We
were lucky. Very lucky."
Price said, "All day long Harvey couldn't be pre-
dicted. For it to do what it did was amazing. It was a
dramatic turn. We would have got the brunt of it."
Representatives of the three Island cities congregated
at Fire Station 1 in Holmes Beach, EOC headquarters, at
9 p.m. "We waited for the last briefing from EOC, due at
11 p.m. It didn't come until about midnight, and we de-
cided at 12:30 it's gonna go way south."
Price said at that point the outcome was known.
"We'll get a little wind and rain and we've already had the
high tide," he said. "We went home."
Price is still shaking his head in disbelief. "Basi-
cally, it went south. It's amazing. We didn't get the
storm surge. We were expecting winds to be at least 50
mph and we got maybe 30. Storm surge after high tide
last night was expected to be five to six feet over the
11 p.m. high tide.
"It just didn't happen."
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Streetlife .................... ................... 14
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Sports Rap .............................................. 16
Sandscript ...................... .................. 18
Anna Maria Island tides ............................. 19
Real estate ............................... .......... 20
Crossword puzzle........................................ 28
THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
EB PAGE 2 E SEPTEMBER 22, 1999 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Proposition made to city for prime land buy
By Susan K. Kesselring
Pieces of a property pie across from the city pier
are being offered up to the City of Anna Maria.
It's too late for the city to acquire the whole piece
of pie, but a few slices are on the plate should city of-
ficials choose to strike a deal with Jim Toomey.
Toomey is the owner and developer of the $1 mil-
lion-plus retail center, Bayview Plaza, located at Pine
Avenue and S. Bay Blvd. He is considering purchas-
ing the six lots located across Pine at 101 N. Bay Blvd.
Commissioner George McKay said Toomey ap-
proached him last week about acquiring the property.
McKay said Toomey's looking to buy the three lots
closest to Pine Avenue and would like the city to buy
the three lots closest to the humpback bridge.
OKs Bimini Bay
By Pat Copeland
An apparent oversight was corrected last week as
Holmes Beach city commissioners approved some-
what after the fact the contract to dredge Bimini
The commission discussed the project, which is
currently under way, but never approved the contract,
Chairman Roger Lutz explained.
The contract with Energy Resource Inc. includes
$199,767 for dredging and $24,000 for disposal of 11,000
cubic yards of dredged spoil, for a total of $224,800, said
Public Works Supervisor Joe Duennes. The spoil is being
trucked to the Manatee County landfill.
The dredging is a joint project of the cities of Anna
Maria and Holmes Beach. Anna Maria did the techni-
cal work, while Holmes Beach did the administrative
It is the second time the project was put out to bid.
In December 1998 the cities were surprised by three
bids which exceeded the project cost. The second bid
effort was successful.
The two cities received a $150,000 grant from the
West Coast Inland Navigational District for the dredg-
ing and each city added $50,000 for a total of $250,000.
In addition, the two cities split the cost of environmen-
tal testing, engineering and permitting.
Mayor Carol Whitmore said Holmes Beach will
pay the contract and Anna Maria will reimburse its
portion to Holmes Beach. City Treasurer Rick Ashley
said that when the project is complete, the city will also
be reimbursed by WCIND.
Toomey told McKay the owner has already ac-
cepted his offer.
The lots, owned by Robert Byrnes and located at
101 N. Bay Blvd., are listed with ReMax Gulfstream
Realty for $1.1 million.
On Friday, Sept. 17, real estate agent Don Shroeder
said the property had not been sold. He would not com-
ment on the sale, saying that negotiations between the
buyer and seller are privileged information.
Toomey would benefit from the additional parking
spaces since a building in his development has been
selected as a possible future site for the post office.
Residents have been after the city for some time to
purchase the property for additional parking for its resi-
dents, for the city pier and also for investment property.
It turns out Mayor Chuck Shumard had something
in the works with Toomey as he hinted at a recent
commission meeting. The parking congestion in the
vicinity of the city pier won't be a problem in the fu-
ture, he said, but would not elaborate.
Shumard said Toomey asked him for permission to
call the city attorney at a meeting they had Sept. 16.
Shumard said Toomey is planning to buy the six
lots from Byrnes and then offer three of the lots to the
city for a price.
McKay said if the residents were interested, the city
could finance the property by securing a line of credit.
According to City Clerk Laura Vogel, the property
is zoned commercial.
Shumard said he will find out if the community
would be receptive to an offer made by Toomey at the
Sept. 28 commission meeting.
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Key Royale dredging project to take longer
Anna Maria Public Works Director Phil Charnock said it would take longer to dredge the Bimini Bay inlet
than planned. Factors such as the Labor Day holiday, bad weather days and a broken cable contributed to the
delay, he said. Islander Photo: Susan Kesselring
Ashley noted that the additional leg of the project
going to Galati's Marina is being handled by Anna
Maria under a separate contract. That portion of the
project involves 1,000 cubic yards of dredged spoil and
Galati is paying the added cost.
Two other Bimini Bay dredging projects occurred
in 1977 and 1984.
A 1977 contract with Bay-Con Industries Inc. in-
cluded approximately 29,500 cubic yards of dredged
spoil at a cost between $70,000 and $74,000. The spoil
was placed on adjacent submerged land.
In 1984 33,443 cubic yards of spoil was dredged at
a cost of $65,905, plus $3,000 for marker replacement.
The dredged material was purchased by Baywood
Builders and placed at North Point Harbor. Baywood
Builders paid $63,500 for the spoil, minus engineering
fees of $5,018, resulting in a net cost for the two cities
Fire districts get grant to purchase boat
By Pat Copeland
After a recent rash of boat fires in Island waters, a
$100,000 grant to purchase and equip a fire/rescue boat
is extremely welcome, said local fire officials.
The grant was awarded to the West Side Fire Dis-
trict by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Anna Maria's surfers were treated to wild siuf
courtesy of Tropical Storm Harvey. With many
government offices, all area schools and nearly all
contractors shut down Tuesday due to the storm's
near hit, there were more surfers and bigger
waves than normal. Slander Phoro: David: F,,C':
Commission. The boat will be shared with the Anna
Maria Fire District, which is in the process of merging
with West Side.
"The project has been on-going for three years,
because we recognized the need for it," said Brett Pol-
lock, deputy chief of operations for the districts. Pol-
lock headed the project and received word last week
that it was funded through the Florida Boating Im-
Pollock said the districts will order the 25-foot
Boston Whaler as soon as the paperwork is completed.
He said construction will take 120 days and expects the
boat to be delivered sometime in February 2000.
"We're responsible for the Island and inland shore-
line, so we really need it." Pollock said. "Over the past
several months. we've responded to three boat fires.
Our commissions fully support it. It's a great asset for
The boat is estimated to cost S63,478, with an ad-
ditional S20.298 for motors. cables. props and so forth.
Medical equipment is estimated at S1,712 and rescue
equipment at S644. Accessories such as spot lights,
radios and radar will add another S15,289. The grand
total is S101.412. West Side will fund the 51.412 not
covered by the grant.
"We've already established a boat committee that
is creating standard operating procedures and training
uide!ine-." Pollock noted. All of our career
firefighters will be trained in boat operations. We'll
establish a team to take the boat out on weekends and
Pollock said the Coast Guard and the Florida Ma-
rine Patrol have offered to help train firefighters.
"We will also be available to other departments as
set forth in our mutual-aid agreements," Pollock said.
"Anyone who needs our help with marine fire or medi-
cal emergencies can request it."
James T. Straitwell, 29,
of 916A 60th Ave. Terrace
W., Bradenton, is pictured
here in a Manatee County
Jail booking photo. Holmes
Beach police arrested
Straitwell on Tuesday,
Sept. 21, and charged him
with two counts of burglary
to an occupied dwelling,
sexual battery on a person Straitwell
under 12 years old, sexual
battery on a 14-year-old girl and conspiracy to commit
murder, based on threats made against the victims.
Straitwell is being held without bond. Sexual bat-
ter. on a -erson under 12 is a capital crime.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER U SEPTEMBER 22, 1999 U PAGE 3 IQ
Holmes Beach officials question
By Pat Copeland
A draft ordinance on emergency restrictions had some
Holmes Beach city commissioners up in arms last week.
City Attorney Patricia Petruff was directed to draft the
ordinance in response to Police Chief Jay Romine's re-
quest for authority to close bars during mandatory evacu-
Romine made the request after last year's evacua-
tion for Hurricane Georges. One local establishment
with about 30 patrons inside disregarded the mandatory
evacuation order, creating a potentially dangerous situ-
ation, he said.
Man robs ex-roomate
of money, cars
While most folks in Anna Maria slept soundly,
an armed robbery occurred at 201 S. Bay Blvd, in
Anna Maria Sept. 14.
The victim, Richard Davis, was robbed by
knife point by his ex-roomate at 11:15 p.m. The
suspect, Terrence Hardy, took Davis's car keys,
$1,500 in cash and his wallet.
Hardy then stole Davis's 1987 blue, Honda
Accord and headed to town. Police were on the
lookout for the vehicle and conducted a traffic
stop. A vehicle matching the description fled at a
high rate of speed. Police didn't pursue the vehicle
because they couldn't confirm that it was the
victim's. The car was later found abandoned in the
6200 block of Manatee Ave. W. The department
responded with a K-9 unit.
MCSO said most likely a capias request would
be issued for Hardy. Because Hardy fled the scene,
the sheriffs department will ask the state's attor-
neys office for a capias request, which is a demand
for Hardy's arrest.
Commissioner Rick Bohnenberger questioned a
provision of the ordinance that prohibits "the posses-
sion by any person in a public place of any portable
container containing any alcoholic beverage."
"Does that mean you can't have a can of beer in the
trunk of your car?" Bohnenberger asked. "What if you
walked into a store carrying it in a paper bag? It seems
Petruff said public place means public beach, city
hall, the library, bus stops, street corners and the like.
Commissioner Don Maloney questioned the same
type of provision regarding portable containers of gaso-
line and other flammable, combustible liquids.
Bohnenberger then questioned the provision that
prohibits "the intentional possession in a public place
of a firearm by any person except a duly-authorized law
enforcement official or person in military service act-
ing in the official performance of his duty."
"In the State of Florida you can have a permit to
carry a gun," Bohnenberger said.
Petruff explained that the ordinance updates the
city's current ordinances on emergency restrictions,
with the addition of the provision on bar closing, and
coordinates the ordinances with Manatee County's
Emergency Operations Center.
"The chief asked for an ordinance to close bars
during mandatory evacuations, now this thing's taken
on a life of its own," Chairman Roger Lutz noted.
"We're looking at an 11-page document that we're
going to have to discuss for three months. The legal
fees pile up every time we do this and I don't believe
we need it all anyway."
"As I tried to mesh the ordinances together, it be-
came easier to delete the one we have and draft this
one," Petruff replied. "There hasn't been a lot of legal
fees spent on this so far because we just updated the
ordinances we had."
Commissioners asked Petruff to work with Romine
to clarify the definition of public place, the common
phrase in each objection, and agreed to discuss the or-
dinance at the Sept. 28 work session.
Election in Bradenton
Beach after all
There will be an election Nov. 2 in Bradenton
Beach, although it will only be a fourth of what it could
Of the four seats on the city commission up for
grabs, only one will see a contest Ward 1, in the
northern part of the city, has incumbent Bill Arnold
challenged by Frances LaSpina.
City Commissioner Gail Cole was uncontested for
his bid for mayor. His Ward 2 seat, vacated due to his
mayoral run, will be filled by Dawn Baker, the only
candidate to qualify for that position.
In Ward 3, incumbent Berneitta Kays was also the
lone qualifying candidate.
Cole, Baker and Kays will be sworn in Dec. 13
with the winner of the Ward 1 race.
People not registered to vote may do so by Oct. 4
in order to vote in the Nov. 2 election.
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9/24, 9 a.m., Commission work session on
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9/27, 8:30 a.m., Commission work session with
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
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Cafe on Beach recommended for new contract
By David Futch
Dee Percifield and Gene Schaefer wore beaming
smiles all week after learning they were Manatee
County's first choice to continue running Cafe on the
The pair have been operating the popular beach
eatery at Manatee County Public Beach for the past
seven years and will officially enter into contract ne-
gotiations to run their restaurant for another five years
on approval by the Manatee County Commission -
expected this week.
The contract should take about six weeks to final-
ize, Schaefer said, and none too soon, since the present
contract expires Nov. 1.
Percifield and Schaefer operate Cafe and a conces-
sion at Coquina Beach for the county under their cor-
porate name P.S. Beach Associates. They will have an
option for two, five-year extensions.
"We're so excited and there's no question we're
the best," Percifield said. "We've been here seven years
and the county told us they've never received any com-
plaints about us and that they have received hundreds
of phone calls in our favor. We have lots of surprises
in store for this place."
Schaefer said Cafe on the Beach has built a steadily
increasing customer base over the years.
Two of the faithful are George and Grace Palmer
who drive over from Village Green in Bradenton ev-
ery day to eat and socialize with the friends they've met
at the Cafe.
"This is our country club," Grace said. "We're here
all the time."
George had another way of putting it.
"We're glad Dee and Gene are going to run Cafe,"
George said. "They took the honky-tonk out of the
Schaefer said the process where five concession-
aires were vying to take over the restaurant and snack
bar was tedious, but the county will now negotiate with
"It has been a long, difficult period and we had to
provide a lot of detailed information about our opera-
tion," he said. "We gave the county a realistic proposal
because we know what this business will and will not
"I think the county chose us because of our track
record and good service to the public and the fact
we've worked closely with all county departments. It
has been a real partnership with the county."
Schaefer said running Cafe and its sister conces-
sion stand at Coquina Beach has been a difficult propo-
sition because the two are dependent on the weather
"and all sorts of atmospheric phenomena."
P.S. Beach has offered to pay the county $123,600
the first year of the new contract, $124,600 the second
and $125,600 the third.
Theirs was the lowest bid of the five entered with
the county. The highest bid was $200,000 a year by
Warren LaBonte, who was fourth on the county's pre-
The county's second choice was Gulfside Grill and
Andy Karas who owns and manages the Ellenton Cafe
on U.S. 301 in Ellenton. Karas offered the county
$181,260 for each of the first three years of the con-
According to the three-member committee that
recommended the county stay with the proven entity,
P.S. Beach rated the highest because of its "ability to
provide a service that satisfies customers" and its "ex-
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Others who submitted proposals and their rankings
behind P.S. Beach were Gulfside Grill Inc.,
DiGiovanni's Food Service Inc. of Sarasota and
LaBonte of Nantucket, Mass. Another applicant, Dr.
George Mansour, had his proposal rejected for lack of
The committee that made the recommendations
includes County Administrator Ernie Padgett, Parks
and Recreation Director Danny Hopkins and Purchas-
ing Manager Rob Cuthbert.
Hopkins said P.S. Beach curried favor with the
committee as a result of its excellent customer service
Cuthbert said P.S. Beach was chosen because its
evaluation was highest and best of all the applicants.
"When we state weight factors in our decision we
stay with them," Cuthbert said. "The subjective deci-
sion regarding who was the best is 70 percent of our
decision and the objective decision is 30 percent."
The county may end up with higher compensation
during the negotiation process, he said. Or, P.S.
Beach's proposal could be revisited at another time,
County commissioners are expected to give the
contract process their nod of approval on Thursday,
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 SEPTEMBER 22, 1999 0 PAGE 5 IBU
Anna Maria has plan for parking
By Susan K. Kesselring
Twelve people will sit behind the wheel of a newly
formed committee and attempt to steer Anna Maria's
parking problems toward a positive direction.
Mayor Chuck Shumard asked Vice Mayor Rob-
ert McElheny to head up the committee in an effort
to develop a comprehensive parking strategy for the
In an attempt to keep the committee manageable,
McElheny chose people to serve on a first-come,
The committee members are Judy Adams, Joe
Beverly, Diane Canniff, Karen DiCostanzo, Jean
Fernandez, Barbara Moerk, Elizabeth Moss, Agnes
Tooker, Ellen Trudelle, Georgia Van Cleave, Dale
Woodland and Bill Yanger.
"Is it broken?" McElheny asked of the city's
parking problems at the start of the meeting.
He said the answer is "yes," judging from the
many letters the city has received.
The need for the committee came about because
Beach Avenue and Gladiolus Street were closed to
parking earlier this year.
The systematic closing of streets drew ire from
residents who felt, at the very least, the city should
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Woodland remarked that the parking problem in
Anna Maria has been an ongoing one for at least 15
years. He would like to see the committee arrive at
a comprehensive solution.
Van Cleave said she was on a parking commit-
tee years back, but nothing ever came of that com-
mittees' recommendation. She asked McElheny how
much power the board has.
McElheny answered "none," though he said he
would be the board's strongest supporter and lobby
for whatever the panel produces as a recommenda-
Agnes Tooker is filling in for daughter Kathy
Granstad, who is unable to serve on the committee
due to her teaching schedule.
In an attempt to have parking returned to resi-
dents, Granstad collected more than 200 signatures,
which she presented to the commission in July.
With the exception of Yanger, all members are
residents of the city. Yanger, who lives in Tampa,
said his family has owned property on Park Avenue
since the 1960s.
He spends three to four months a year in Anna
Maria, he said.
Committee members were given an opportunity
to express their views on the city's parking prob-
Canniff said she doesn't want the city to become
like Longboat Key with signs that all but say, "Get
Yanger said he's concerned with the safety of his
three children and others who live on Park Avenue.
He said they have to "dodge" 25 to 28 cars daily
that look for parking on Park after nearby Beach Av-
enue was closed to parking.
Moerk said the city needs a master plan because
up until now it has only shifted the parking problem
to other streets.
The parking meeting drew about 25 people in-
cluding committee members.
John Home, operator of the restaurant on the city
pier, asked committee members to consider busi-
nesses in the community while attempting to arrive
at a solution.
He said limiting parking or taking away parking
can have negative implications for businesses.
McElheny gave the committee members home-
work. He divided the city into four quadrants and as-
signed groups of three to the task of counting "No
Parking" signs and observing the area for other park-
ing related problems.
The committee will return with their findings at
an October meeting.
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Harvey's scary tale
As we sat Monday evening facing our computers,
totally dependent on the graces of Florida Power and
Light, with cars streaming by on Marina and Gulf
drives, apparently heeding the voluntary evacuation,
we were nervous.
Nervous we wouldn't have power Tuesday to fin-
ish our task. Nervous we didn't have enough sand bags.
Nervous the little office mascots wouldn't have a blade
of grass to ... well, you get the picture.
This storm was definitely no invisible rabbit. This
Tropical Storm Harveywas bearing down, first on
South Pinellas County with its worst storms, tidal
surge and winds, on the south side. Our side.
Things looked worse a little later. By 6 p.m. we
began to wonder why the heck we hadn't evacuated.
More sand bags? Should we spray the poly-insulating
foam we frantically purchased earlier at the hardware
store on the doors? Should we move papers, books and
records up from bottom shelves? Yes, to all.
We dispersed at 8 p.m. to duplicate the efforts at
home. Harvey appeared to have crushing, drenching,
soaking potential. We looked at the newspaper's tide
chart a dozen times. Listened to projections from TV
broadcasters. Scanned National Hurricane Center ad-
visories on the Internet. Mentally we calculated the
storm surge over the seawall. Over the porch wall.
Over the window sills.
In spite of sandbagging efforts, water was seeping
into the garage. More foam.
Could we survive two bullets in one week? First
Floyd spared us. Harvey was really bearing down.
Finally, at 10 p.m., we got a glimmer of hope. TV
radar screens and forecasters said the storm's wrath
was lessening. With the 11 p.m. advisory, we learned
the storm would pass to our south. At midnight, it was
apparent it was taking a southerly turn as predicted
by one lonely computer model earlier in the day.
With the worst storms to the east and south of
Harvey and the 11:11 p.m. high tide past, we slept in
As Fire Chief/Emergency Operations Center Di-
rector Andy Price put it, "We were lucky. Very lucky."
Tuesday morning, clear skies swayed our fears of
lacking electricity for computers and we were back at
it making our deadlines.
Business as usual.
But not without a proverbial, HUGE sigh of relief.
Thanks Harvey. Apologies to Ft. Myers and south-
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Heed the warnings
It is beyond me why there should be any consider-
ation by the commissioners or mayor of Anna Maria to
retain Phil Charnock as an employee after his gun wav-
ing incident, regardless of whether it's a misdemeanor
or a felony.
No city today would knowingly hire someone with
this on their record. Likewise, to retain an employee
after an episode such as this, or in this case, seemingly
to support him, is absolutely unbelievable.
With all the violence, mass murder and shootings we
read about with seemingly more regularity, where is the
common sense? Are we afraid to speak out for fear of ret-
ribution? If this is not a warning sign ... what is?
The city has a time bomb on its hands if Charnock
is retained as an employee and I hope I'm nowhere
around when it goes off. This is, or can become, the
biggest liability decision the city has ever had. It's a
gamble that could bankrupt the city.
Get rid of him while you can and before it's too
Joseph Kennedy, Holmes Beach
Let's make a stand together
Thank you for printing the article in last week's Is-
lander Bystander regarding my efforts to let the governor
know that we are not pleased with how things are being
done under his administration.
To recap. Dr. Richard Garrity, one of six Department
of Environmental Protection district directors around the
state, was forced to resign as head of Tampa's district
office. Two other district directors were also ousted, while
three questionable ones were retained.
Dr. Garrity's appointed replacement is an attorney
who represents developers. The far-reaching conse-
quences of this act can only be imagined.
DEP-Tampa is one of the very few governmental
agencies which bent over backwards to be fair to every-
one concerned and it is being punished for doing a good
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tration are doing. I have mass produced it here at my home
on my copy machine in invitation-sized format, complete
with an addressed envelope. I thought by creating it in this
size, every letter that goes to Tallahassee will be readily
identifiable as being sent by one of "us."
The letter reads, "We, the voters in Florida, are very
unhappy with the way you are doing everything within
your power to pollute the environment instead of protect-
ing it. In the past eight months that you have been in of-
fice, you have repeatedly demonstrated your allegiance to
developers and not to the people. The firing of Dr. Garrity
from the Tampa office of DEP is just the latest in a string
of bad decisions your administration has made. We
wanted you to know that the course you are taking will not
be forgotten in 2002 when next we go to the polls to elect
a governor. Please add my name to the list of thousands
of Floridians who feel that you are not representing us in
a responsible manner. Sincerely," followed by lines for the
insertion of date, name, address, city and zip code.
I will be most happy to supply bundles of these let-
ters to for signatures and mailing. All you have to do is call
me at 778-7702 and I will mail or deliver them to you, or
you can stop by my house and pick them up. Because the
postage can get to be expensive, I prefer not to send out
just one or two copies of the letter as I am doing this
project single handedly. A copy of the letter can be picked
up at The Islander Bystander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach, or at Phoenix Frame, 5416 Marina Drive, both in
the Island Shopping Center.
Bunny L. Garst, Anna Maria
Bring me my mail
Can anyone tell me why Anna Maria just can't have
mail delivered like every other city in the United States?
If snowbirds want a post office box, let them have
Everyone else should have their mail delivered. We
wouldn't need another post office and have to waste all
that money on moving the post office. The existing post
office would have enough P.O. boxes for people who
do: .a-, .. their minail de ivered. I w'ant: mail delivered.
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THOSE WERE THE BAYS
Part 17, A Soldier's Story
by June Alder
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American troops trudge along the road to front in September 1918.
After the victory at Saint Mihiel,
Clair Jones's company of engineers was
among the first American units to be
transferred to the next arena of war -
the oft-fought-over Verdun sector di-
rectly east of Paris. Their "mission im-
possible" would be to keep the roads
open to move up more than a half mil-
lion men and everything they needed to
wage what Gen. "Blackjack" Pershing
intended to be the final major battle of
They were supposed to finish their
task in a week.
"Company E and several other com-
panies have been assigned to keep the
road in repair," Clair's friend Will Aus-
tin wrote in his diary. "We do this by
gathering stones from shell holes, carry-
ing them in sand bags on our backs and
then dumping them in the road. This
operation is kept up day and night, fair
weather and foul.
"Clair and I are living on two slices
of bacon, two slices of bread and part of
a small can of meat. And we have to go
three miles for a canteen of water to
make our coffee."
Their responsibility was the east-
west trail from Verdun to the
Marlincourt Road. This road wended
around Le Homme Mort (Dead Man's
Hill), where many French soldiers died
in 1916. The men called it "Gold Fish
Road "because for days on end about all
they got to eat was canned salmon.
The traffic was two-way. The
Americans moving east met up with
exhausted French troops and refugees
heading for Paris. Lumbering, chain-
drive trucks carried infantry and ammu-
nition, while the artillery was drawn
In Verdun hardly a building was left
along by horses, which slowed every-
The landscape they slogged
through was like a scene from hell.
Whole forests had been destroyed by
gun fire, their smoldering stumps stark
against a gray sky. Ruined cottages
stood empty among fields once rich
with fruit and grain and now a mass of
shell craters. Dead horses stacked in
piles at the sides of the road gave off a
sickening stench. And here and there
the corpses of soldiers lay half-buried
in the mud, Woking like toppled clay
Despite rain and sickness (influ-
enza was as much an enemy as the Ger-
mans), the troops were assembled and
ready to go when the signal for the at-
The night before, the men of Com-
pany E had toiled on the road until past
midnight, then without a chance to rest,
took their positions in the trenches.
While it was still dark, a mighty roar
shook the ground and echoed among
the surrounding hills. The sound of
nearly 3,000 heavy guns opening fire at
once was something the American sol-
diers would never forget.
Air ace Eddie Rickenbacker, flying
one of 1,600 planes that took off that
morning, was; awed by the scene. It
was, he said, as if "through the dark-
ness the whole western horizon was il-
lumined with one mass of jagged
flashes." And from Hill 290 where a
young artillery captain named Harry
Truman watched, it looked to him "as
though the sky was on fire."
The ground assault began at 5:30.
First to go over the top were the engi-
neers. They raced across No Man's
Land, clearing the way for the infantry.
An old French fort, Montfaucon,
occupied by the Germans for nearly
four years, was their main target. The
lofty redoubt, protected by a dense net-
work of barbed wire, seemed to be un-
assailable. But before dusk that day of
Sept. 26, 1918, the Americans had it
surrounded, and by noon the following
day it was in American hands.
The battle had begun auspiciously,
but it would take 40 days of fury before
it was won at a cost of 14,000
Next: War in all its fury
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER E SEPTEMBER 22, 1999 E PAGE 7 lI
Iceman thaws, cold snap
continues at Rotten Ralph's!
Continued from last week ...
L ast week we reported Rotten Ralph's Waterfront Restaurant was
Sa frozen block of ice, thanks to a new AC system.
Ralph arrived to find the restaurant frozen solid, chiseled his way in
and exclaimed, "I've found a prehistoric iceman!"
They began thawing the iceman from the bottom up and discovered
it was Jay Crawford.
They warmed Jay up with cocktails and he shared his freezing tale
of how he'd found himself alone in the bar after closing. He made a
margarita and as he admired the view of Bimini Bay and "chilled out,"
he remembers the air conditioning was starting to feel real good icy
cold. Next thing he knew, Ralph was thawing him out.
"Body warmth is the only thing that can stop this. And, no more fro-
zen entertainers," Ralph said. "If everyone shows up and huddles together
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Resident wants Holmes Beach sculptures out
By Pat Copeland
One man's beauty is another man's blight.
Two large aluminum sculptures donated to Holmes
Beach by former Island resident/artist Linda Howard
generated comment some good and some bad -
even before they were installed at city hall and on a
traffic island at Key Royale Drive.
"What they are is junk," resident Russ Olson
claimed. "They don't fit the ambience of the Island."
Olson has begun a petition drive opposing the in-
stallation of the sculptures. He said he's not opposed to
art or sculpture, just those particular sculptures.
The petition reads, "We, the undersigned residents
of Homes Beach, wish to express our disapproval of the
recently installed sculptures on city property. We also
disapprove of the spending of some $1,500 of taxpay-
ers' money to refurbish these sculptures."
"I was talking to one of the commissioners after the
sculptures were installed and I said I object to them,"
Olson explained. "She said that everybody loves them,
so I started the petitions to show her that everybody
doesn't love them."
He said he got madder when he learned that the city
Art as tourist attraction
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paid to have the sculptures refurbished. The money was
taken from proceeds of the city's sale of furniture and
equipment from the old city hall.
Olson said he has circulated the petitions at West
Bay Point and Moorings condominium, the Key
Royale Golf Club and various Island businesses and
has about 50 to 75 signatures.
"Residents have been pretty unanimous that this isn't
what the Island likes," Olson said. "I've even gotten com-
.ments from people who lived on the same street as the
artist and they said they were glad to see them go."
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After listening to comments from citizens, I started
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The sculptures were formerly displayed in
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"My preference is that the sculptures be removed,"
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them and comment on them before they're installed."
Olson said when he gets enough signatures, he'll
present the petitions to the city commission.
'I don't know how long I'll mess with it," he
said. "It's not an earth-shaking issue, but I'm having
fun with it."
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 SEPTEMBER 22, 1999 0 PAGE 9 
Cable negotiations wrapping up in Bradenton Beach
By Paul Roat
Cable television contract negotiations are over and an
ordinance is ready for public hearing and a city decision
Oct. 7 in Bradenton Beach.
The contract between Time Warner Communications
and the city increases from 4 to 5 percent annually the
amount of money the cable TV service provider pays to
the city for use of public right of way for lines.
The percentage increase is estimated to bring an ad-
ditional $10,000 to the city per year, according to Time
Warner General Manager Rose Carlson. The city cur-
rently receives $11,664 per year. The huge dollar increase
is due to a change in the contract which calls for Time
Warner to pay the city based on cable service, Internet
access, billing services, sales and commissions, and adver-
tising generated by the company. Previously, it paid the
city based on cable and Internet service charges.
The increase in revenue to the city, as a Time Warner
representative put it, "is not something the cable company
pays out of its own pocket. It is passed through to the cus-
tomer. It is collected by the cable company and remitted
to the city."
The contract as written will run for 15 years, a time
period at least one commissioner is uncomfortable with.
Gail Cole has said he believes a 10-year contract is more
appropriate in light of changing technology.
Carlson said the 15-year period is necessary for the
company to amortize its $35 million countywide service
GRUMPY, FROM PAGE 8
from the sale of used city property taxpayers' prop-
erty they meant to say.
Anyway, I took it upon myself to circulate some
petitions expressing disapproval of the sculptures. I
approached 31 people in.my neighborhood and some
places of business; 25 people enthusiastically signed
the paper and comments were less than complimentary,
three declined stating that they liked the sculptures, one
businessman said he didn't want to irritate city hall and
two said they could care less.
I plan to continue circulating the papers until I find
something more productive to do and shall present the
petitions tooour elected officials. My advice to them is
to get out and question their constituents on subjects
like this before committing our funds.
Fortunately, heavy rains have delayed the process
of imbedding these structures in concrete.
If the project proceeds as planned, can you envi-
sion us all showing visitors around the Island and mak-
ing these sculptures the number-one tourist attraction?
Grumpy Old Man Russ Olson is a full-time Florida
resident with 29 years of experience in state and fed-
Among the improvements to the cable service are
replacement of cable lines with fiber-optic cables and new
equipment that will increase available channels more
pay-per-view channels, music channels and other pay
channels. The new service will require new cable TV con-
verter boxes for each subscriber.
One of the most anxiously awaited elements of the
new cable service is Road Runner, an Internet service that
allows constant connectivity and a speed about 100 times
greater than that of most computer modems.
Many of the new cable features will be available at
higher prices, depending on what features subscribers
order. For example, Road Runner service will cost about
$40 more per month.
Bradenton Beach's existing contract with Time
Warner expired Sept. 3, although Time Warner represen-
tatives assured expiration of the cable contract will not
translate into expiration of cable service.
Anna Maria officials approved a new contract.earlier
this year, also at the 5 percent payout. Holmes Beach is
negotiating with the company as well, with a deadline of
February before its contract expires.
Citizen input on the contract will take place Oct. 7
during the regular city commission meeting, beginning at
Currents erode Longboat supports
Tidal currents directed by changing sandbars have
scoured the bottom of the Longboat Pass channel so
that the underpinnings of the bridge there need extra
The Florida Department of Transportation has
been heaping tons of rock around the bridge's pilings
as part of a maintenance project.
But the undermining by swift currents has be-
come serious enough for additional "bedding stone"
to be needed, 2.3 tons of it. That's in addition to the
rock stored for weeks on the quay on the bay side of
High erosion along the north side of Beer Can
Island on Longboat Key, and along the south tip of
Anna Maria Island at the groin there, has impacted the
Longboat Pass tidal currents, said Dr. Cliff Truitt,
"That channel is the controlling hydrodynamic of
the area," he said. "Filling and emptying the bay gen-
erates tremendous currents." Longboat Pass is one of
only four passages that handle the flow of water into
and out of Sarasota Bay.
Any changes in the sand accumulation near the
channel affect the channel's location and the currents.
Truitt cited the ebb and flood shoals as signs of dra-
The ebb shoal building into the Gulf of Mexico
just off Anna Maria and Longboat has grown substan-
tially, and caused changes in the Longboat beach, he
said. From 1995 to 1998, drifting sand piled up to ex-
pand the beach 300 feet into the Gulf, while over the
past year it has eroded 90 feet or more. The flood shoal
in the bay toward Jewfish Key has filled wider and the
currents there have slowed.
Hendry Corp. has a $257,347.50 contract to repair
the timber fender system, replace piling wraps and
riprap, repair water damage to concrete, and take
"scouring countermeasures," said Gene O'Dell of the
Florida Department of Transportation. Those counter-
measures are the tons of stone at the foot of the pilings.
The contractor had hoped to finish the job in Sep-
tember, but the additional rock is expected to run the
work into October.
When it is completed, DOT will survey the bottom
of the channel and make sure it and the bridge are safe,
said Albert Rosenstein, DOT project manager.
The project is apart from a $2.6 million rehabili-
tation of the bridge scheduled in DOT's 2003-04 work
Two other significant bridge projects are starting
along Sarasota Bay.
A six-month, $964,000 rehabilitation of the draw-
bridge linking Anna Maria Island with the mainland at
Manatee Avenue began last month.
A $1.4 million rehab of the Ringling Causeway
drawbridge from downtown Sarasota to Bird Key and
the barrier islands is to begin in mid-October, to be
finished next summer.
Former Islanders charged with forgery
Former Islanders John Parcels, 54, and Patricia Par- victim, then moved her to their residence at 6250 Holmes
eels, 46, were charged Sept. 8 with four counts of forgery Blvd. in February 1997. They applied for a credit card
and single counts of exploitation of an elderly person, using the victim's name, then used the card and forged her
grand theft and fraudulent use of a credit card. signature on checks made out to her, said the report.
According to the report, the Parcels befriended the The Parcels were released on $15,000 bond each.
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monizes the flow of energy in your home," will be
given by Lois Jean Lang at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26,
at Here's To Your Health, 5340 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach. Further information may be obtained at 358-
Eyeglasses, hearing aids
The Longboat Key Lions Club is collecting used or
unwanted eyeglasses and hearing aids, to be recycled
and given to those in need.
Collection point is the Longboat Key Chamber of
Commerce office at 6854 Gulf of Mexico Drive in the
Whitney Beach shopping center. The office is open
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Details may be ob-
tained at 387-9519.
to full schedule
The Bishop Planetarium has reopened after its an-
nual two-week shutdown for maintenance, and it has a
full autumn schedule.
Starshows are daily at 1 an 4 p.m. and a laser show
is at 2:30. Presentations about Snooty the Manatee and
his new poolmate Mo are at 12:30, 2 and 3:30 p.m.
every day. The facility at 201 10th St. W, Bradenton,
is open Tuesday Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and
Sunday noon to 5 p.m., closed Mondays.
Special presentations include the astronomy pro-
gram "Skies Over South Florida" at 7 p.m. Friday and
Saturday; "The Tonite Show" telescope observation at
8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturdays; "Bear Tales and
Other Grizzly Stories," a family mythological show
about constellations, Saturday, Sept. 25; and "The
Starry Night Sky and the Moon Witch," a Halloween
show during October.
By Jim Hanson
Christmas will be a little difficult this year, with the
holidays-oriented Heritage Days canceled for a variety
of disturbing reasons.
Winterfest, on the other hand, is booming right
along on schedule.
Anna Maria Island's two major winter arts and
crafts shows have drawn large crowds for the past de-
cade and more, in recent years to the field behind city
hall in Holmes Beach.
But this year Heritage Days will not make it, said
Anna Maria Island Artists Guild Director Zoe Von
Averkamp. Her board canceled the show "for the first
time in 10 years" because of growing competition,
mainly from commercial shows which Von Averkamp
blames in good part on former Holmes Beach Mayor
Bob Van Wagoner.
She recalled that he was instrumental in opening
the Island to "junk commercial traveling shows,"
which came to Holmes Beach with non-juried, cheap,
manufactured merchandise rather than artisan-crafted
That, and the proliferation of genuine arts and
crafts shows around the state, made competition for
quality artists and for crowds stiffer year by year, she
Voters to decide on
length of terms
Whether Holmes Beach elected officials
serve two-year or four-year terms is now in the
hands of the city's voters.
Last week city commissioners passed an or-
dinance changing terms of office to four years.
However, since the change requires a charter
amendment, it must go before voters. The change
will be on the ballot for the next city election
March 14, 2000.
Bargain books on sale
on Longboat Key
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce's "En-
tertainment Book for 2000" has gone on sale at the
chamber office, 6854 Gulf of Mexico Drive, said Presi-
dent Gail Loefgren.
The book has many "two-for-one" bargains and 50
percent discounts at local restaurants, she said, as well
as coupons for travel, shopping, hotels, golf, etc. Cost
of the book is $30.
Details are available at 387-9519.
Youth art program
An art program for youngsters from third through
eighth grades is to begin Oct. 2 at the Longboat Key
Center for the Arts, 6860 Longboat Drive S.
Students in Sarasota and Manatee County schools
will meet Saturday mornings, all grades at 9:30 except
for grade 5, which will meet at 11. Home-schooled
children will begin Oct. 7 and meet Thursday after-
noons, grades 3 5 at 1 and grades 6 8 at 2:30.
Details may be obtained at 383-2345.
said, although the city now limits such shows to Mana-
tee County nonprofit organizations.
And there have been problems with the show site,
indecision on the part of city government as to the fate
of the field. It made planning most difficult, said Von
Averkamp. The show was held in past years in
cramped quarters at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center with parking and shoppers more limited than at
the city field.
The Guild has had its show just before Thanksgiv-
ing, and many Islanders depended on it as a main
source of Christmas gifts and decorations.
Winterfest traditionally has followed Heritage
Days by a few weeks, Dec. 4 and 5 this year. Where
Heritage Days has been mainly holiday crafts, the Anna
Maria Island Art League's Winterfest places more
emphasis on fine arts and crafts, said Director Ginger
It has experienced problems similar to Heritage
Days, but White placed more blame on rising costs and
competition from commercial shows. "Promoters'
shows are not juried, where ours are and that keeps
quality up. But it seems every week there's a new show
competing for artists and crowds," White said.
This 12th Winterfest will pay $250 rent to the city
for the field, she said, plus about S1,000 for insurance
and an insurance rider for S1 million additional cover-
age each day, plus doubled charges for police work she
feels should be provided free.
"We paid Holmes Beach $240 for one officer for
the weekend, but now Chief [Jay] Romine wants us to
pay for two policemen, S480. I've pointed out a city
ordinance exempting Manatee County nonprofit orga-
nizations from paying extra for policing, to no avail. I
think that charge should be forgiven, or at least half."
Artists have "responded well" to the League's
mailing of show entry applications, she said, with about
30 percent of respondents new this year. The deadline
has been extended from Sept. 4 to 18.
Both White and Von Averkamp pointed out that
the money raised by their organizations stays on Anna
Maria Island, while commercial shows' profits did not.
The funds support the organizations' programs
from gallery exhibits to classes to scholarships.
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Patricia Betancourt, 7, of Bradenton lends a hand in the Florida Coastal Clean Up held Saturday, Sept. 18.
Betancourt concentrated on picking up cigarette butts in the parking lot at Anna Maria City Pier. According
to Manatee Community College biology Professor Catherine Cover, cigarette butts are perhaps the worst
thing people can throw on the ground. "People don't understand that they just don't disappear. Cigarette
butts are made of silicon, essentially glass, and they never go away. Plus they have toxic substances in them."
Cover and Professor Carl Keeler, who lead MCC's Earth Club, brought 46 volunteers to Leffis Key where
they picked up 675 pounds of trash in three hours, including 1,225 cigarette butts. The biggest culprit in terms
of weight was glass beer bottles. The weirdest things found there: a huge water pump, a teddy bear and a bird
trapped in monofilament fishing line. Islander Photo: David Futch
ManaSota-88 gives up fight
against Port Manatee expansion
In three decades of guarding sensitive environ-
ments from Tampa Bay to Charlotte Harbor, the group
ManaSota-88 has never shied away from a good fight.
That is until now.
ManaSota-88 Chairman Gloria Rains said her
group is dropping its request for an administrative hear-
ing it sought in hopes of stopping the expansion/dredg-
ing of Port Manatee.
"We're forced to give up. There's no way we can
prevail because of the political climate on the part of
the governor and Cabinet who favor this 7-0. Depart-
ment of Environmental Protection Commissioner
David Struhs is showing he's more interested in serv-
ing the governor than the people.
"We can't win this one. No way. This is one of the
hardest things I've ever done. We're not going away,
we just can't win this one."
She said Gov. Jeb Bush and the Cabinet's decision
to go ahead with port expansion sets a precedent for fu-
ture port projects.
Last month. Bush and the Cabinet gave conceptual
approval to a plan calling for dredging 88 acres of
Tampa Bay bottom while uprooting 12.8 acres of
As a condition of the permit to dredge, the port
would be required to replant almost 26 acres of
seagrasses near the port and ensure they would live.
Rains said she isn't sure the port will meet this
condition beyond just trying to replant seagrass beds.
The most important thing the people can expect to
get out of the proposed project is some sort of upland
mitigation on the part of the port. Rains said.
"We've never backed off anything until now."
Rains said. "Our major concerns were the loss of bay
bottom and seagrass and water quality and on none of
these things were we going to make a difference at an
Rains added she was disappointed because people
who should have cared about dredging sports fish-
ermen have been silent on the issue.
Scientists at the Department of Environmental
Protection's lab at Bavboro Harbor in St. Petersburg
have called the area to be dredged the biggest and fin-
est snook breeding area in Tampa Bay.
"We didn't find a lot of support on this from people
and in particular the sports fishermen who are going to
see a decline in the snook fishery." Rains said. "This
is a rotten project. It doesn't work economically and it
hurts the environment."
She said she was discouraged about making the
decision to drop the administrative hearing, but the
need to challenge other projects seemed like the best
places to concentrate ManaSota-88's efforts.
"This wasn't an easy decision to make," Rains
said. "But we've got major projects such as the phos-
phate mining in Hardee and DeSoto and a small por-
tion of Manatee. We're going to concentrate on air and
"I don't know if I'll be around long enough, but I
think years down the road it's going to be one of those
I-told-you-so situations. That's a small consolation for
Port Manatee Executive Director David McDonald
said he hopes to allay the fears of people who think the
port expansion is a bad deal.
"We think this is a good project and the governor
and Cabinet must think so as well," McDonald said.
"We want this to be a project that people from Mana-
tee County can be proud of from an environmental as-
The Audubon Society already is excited about the
port turning a spoil island just west of the port into a
bird sanctuary, he said.
Then there's the restoration of Little Redfish
Creek, which will involve returning the waterway to a
place where small critters can once again thrive,
"We hope to plant seagrass beds in the spring and
the same goes with the spoil island," he said. "No con-
struction is going to begin until the environmental miti-
gation is done and successful."
Port officials have said the expansion is necessary
if the port is to compete with other Gulf ports for trade
with South and Central America and the Caribbean.
Expansion also will bring in more money for the
port. officials have said.
Rains blames the on-going decline in the environ-
ment on that thing of the 1990s reed.
nWe need strong politicians and leaders v ho '.;il
take the lead in protecting Manatee County. We don't
have that now." she said. "They're packing them in in
east Manatee County and it doesn't appear it's going
to stop. We're becoming a bedroom community for
Pinellas and Hillsborough. I don't see any change."
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Residents want Palma Sola greenway
By Pat Copeland
In the early 1900s settlers trod the Old Palma Sola
Loop Road to reach Palma Sola Bay and Perico Bayou
to catch seafood for the dinner table or cross the nar-
row plank bridge to enjoy the beaches of the neighbor-
In the late 1900s local residents hope to preserve
this historical path as a beautifully landscaped
greenway linked to the Gulf Coast Heritage Trail for
the enjoyment of local residents and visitors, as well as
generations to come.
At issue is a 10-acre portion of public right of
way that winds through the southern portion of a
planned Palma Sola development named The Estu-
ary. The developer wants the county to vacate the
land, while a group of local residents want it to be
used as greenway.
"It's a piece of history for Manatee County," resi-
dent Elarie Nelson said. "It's how people used to go to
the islands. Once you give it away, you can't replace
The 84-foot-wide county right of way enters the
development's property at the intersection of Ninth
Avenue North West and 99th Street North West. It
goes for a short distance before meeting 103rd Street
West, a platted but unimproved street, which turns
south to meet the water at the site of the old wooden
bridge. The former bridge pilings are still visible
from the Causeway.
Estuary developer Robinson Farms Inc. has asked
the Manatee County commissioners to vacate the right
of way, but has offered to construct an eight-foot pe-
destrian/bicycle path somewhere on the property. The
current development plans are contingent upon the
approval of the vacation.
According to a county planning department docu-
ment, "... a vacation would be required before any fur-
ther plan approvals or construction and that if the rights
of way are not vacated, then the applicant must submit
a new design for review and public hearings."
Nelson and a group of local residents have formed
a non-profit corporation named Save Our Manatee
Lands in order to fight the vacation application.
"The developer wants to keep the public out of his
development, but it's the public's land," Nelson said.
"We have the right to be there. The value of the land
is approximately $1 million, so the county would be
giving up something for nothing."
"The developer wants to replace an 84-foot access
with an eight-foot pathway," resident Pat Wolcott
added. "And they're taking our access to the water."
Opponents of the vacation pointed to a 1997 let-
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gentle natural way
501 Village Green Parkway
Suite IS West Bradenton
(I block east ofAlbertson's Manatee Ave.)
A view from the bridge
Pedestrians and bicyclists enjoy this view over the water where the old wooden bridge once crossed at end of
the Old Palma Sola Loop Road. Local residents want to preserve this historical roadway as a greenway.
Islander Photo: Courtesy of Penny Mikulis.
ter from Harry Mendenhall of the county's transpor-
tation department which recommends filling in the
existing gaps in the sidewalk/bicycle path along the
Palma Sola Causeway.
It further recommends extending this multi-pur-
pose path "north from the causeway along the exist-
ing right of way of 103rd Street West to Ninth Av-
enue North West, then east to 99th Street North
West, then north to the botanical park at 17th Av-
enue North West."
In the letter the project is identified as an "enhance-
ment project priority #1" by the Sarasota/Manatee
Metropolitan Planning Organization.
On March 30 county commissioners approved the
development with the following stipulation:
"The applicant shall construct the multi-purpose
path (as contained in the MPO enhancement project) to
provide a pedestrian and bicycle connection between
99th Street North West and the southern boundary of
the project, subject to the availability of permits to do
so. Any lots abutting the roadway shall be reverse
"The applicant may, at the time of the preliminary
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or final site plan, propose an alternative location for this
facility within the project, subject to board of county
commission approval. The width of the multi-purpose
path shall be eight feet."
According to the minutes of that meeting, county
planner Charlie Hunsicker "outlined the advantages of
using the Old Palma Sola Loop Road/causeway route
for the greenway."
The minutes further noted, "Currently the de-
partment of transportation shows the 103rd Street
West alignment; however, there is time for the de-
partment to reapply and request that the MPO
change the alignment."
"People use that old loop road all the time," said
Arlene Geraldson, whose family farms vegetables on
30 acres just east of 99th Street North West. "It's a
real taste of old Florida. Either we'll get it for a
greenway or it will be gone forever. I don't know
why people are so intent on scooping up all the land
and manicuring it."
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ents farmed 160 acres in the area in the
late 1800s, pointed out that the developer
was given permission by the county to
erect a gate posted with no trespassing
signs across the Ninth Avenue North
West entrance to the right of way in ques-
"They let him do it to keep out
people who were dumping trash on the
property, but it intimidates people who
don't know they can use the right of
way," Mikulis said.
The developer's application for va-
cation will come before the county com-
mission in the next few months, but no
date has been set.
For further information on SOML,
call Mikulis at 795-8971.
The group meets every Friday at
5:30 p.m. at Geraldson's Farms, 9800
Ninth Ave. N. W., off 75th Street in
The entrance to the Old Palma Sola Loop Road at the intersection of Ninth Avenue
North West and 99th Street North West has been fenced and posted with signs to
keep out trash dumpers. Unfortunately it also intimidates residents who once
strolled the road, which is a public right of way to the water's edge.
Islander Photo: Pat Copeland.
Penny clears smoke in
By David Futch
Penny likes to play a game, a seri-
ous game. She sits down on the job to
get her pay.
For a biscuit, Penny will find a fire's
point of origin in an effort to see if arson
was the cause.
Penny is a fire dog and one of eight
in Florida certified to find accelerantss"
such as gasoline, the most common fuel
used to deliberately start a fire.
Kurt Lathrop. deputy fire marshal
at Anna Maria/Westside Fire District.
says the 2-year-old chocolate labrador
retriever takes a seat when she finds
where a petroleum product may have
been used to start a fire.
"She's on food reward and sits
down when she finds something,"
Lathrop said. "She's discriminating.
Humans can smell parts per thousand
and dogs like Penny can smell parts per
billion. She's trained to detect 19 differ-
That's bang for your buck in a civil
Penny is accorded all the rights of a
police officer. She's duly deputized, but
she isn't armed except for the sniffer.
"The dog's in great shape. Not an
ounce of fat on her." Lathrop said. "She
swims three times a week and runs every
night. We've worked 60 fires this year that
caused S5 million in damage. We've had
five arrests and one conviction."
One of the tricks in Lathrop's bag is
to let Penny walk through a crowd that's
watching a fire. If the person who
started it stuck around to see his work.
as they sometimes do. Penny can pick
up any fuel smell on the arsonist.
"The biggest thing I've learned is to
trust the dog. She's a resource tool. I
trust the dog." Lathrop said. "If it's
there, she'll find it. She'll give it her
paw of approval. I have all the faith in
Firefighter Kurt Lathrop readies
Penny "the wonderdog "for some
training. Islander Photo:
the world in her."
Penny is a busy dog with a territory
that includes Manatee, Sarasota. Pasco,
Hillsborough, Pinellas, DeSoto, Hardee,
Highlands and Charlotte counties.
She was trained for five weeks at a
school in Maine and came from an Ar-
Lathrop works Penny twice a day in
places unfamiliar to her, typically a new
building that's going up and he's inspect-
ing. She's never trained at home.
He recently sought out some
"drops" in the under-construction
Crowder Bros. Hardware store on
Manatee Avenue near 59th Street.
Making drops means leaving the
dog in the car while Lathrop places
drops of fuel inside the building. Penny
finds them and gets her treat.
According to Lathrop. Penny can
exceed the capabilities of a chemist -
her nose is that good.
R'-:- r,~uj of her talents. Lathrop
added that once Penny finds something
suspicious then the real work begins.
"We have to prove what she finds
was the result of the fire." he said. "Be-
fore I start digging around. I send her in.
That's when sitting down on the
job gets to be work.
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Sept. 12, theft of a bicycle valued
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She was placed in custody.
Sept. 12, retail theft of gasoline
valued at $9.50, 2513 Gulf Drive,
Sept. 12, DWLS, Coquina Beach.
The complainant reported the subject
was sitting in a vehicle at a stop sign
and may be in need of help. The officer
located the subject and a check showed
his driver's license was suspended. He
was placed in custody.
Sept. 15, seized driver's license,
1000 block of Gulf Drive South. The
subject was illegally parked, and a
check showed his driver's license was
suspended, according to the report. He
was placed in custody.
Sept. 15, grand theft, Cortez
Beach. The victim reported he was at
the beach to ride the waves and he and
the subject bumped surf boards, dam-
aging the subject's board. The victim
said the subject asked him to pay for
the damage and not to leave the beach.
The victim said he went to the
parking lot and left his surf board un-
attended while talking to friends. He
said when he returned, the surf board
was gone. He said he observed the sub-
ject leaving the parking lot in a pickup
truck. The surf board was valued at
Sept. 10, disturbance, 2900 block
of Avenue C. The subjects were having
an argument and the officer mediated a
Sept. 10, burglary to an automo-
bile, 5425 Marina Drive, Jessie's Is-
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was slivering ice to the store and
whe: he returned to his truck, the bank
bag was missing.
Sept. 10, suspicious, 3200 E. Bay
Drive, Marco Polo tavern. The officer
was approached by the complainant
concerning an intoxicated subject both-
ering patrons. The officer transported
the subject home.
Sept. 10, found property a
valid Florida vehicle tag, Palma Sola
Sept. 11, fraudulent use of a
credit card, 3902 Gulf Drive, West
Coast Surf Shop. The complainant re-
ported two suspicious subjects at-
tempted to make a large purchase with
a credit card and when it was declined,
they fled. The officer called for assis-
tance, pursued and caught the subjects.
The credit card was found on the
beach where it had been discarded. One
subject claimed the credit card be-
longed to a relative and he had permis-
sion to use it. A check showed the card
was stolen in Sarasota on Sept. 10. The
subjects were placed in custody.
Sept. 12, found property a bi-
cycle, 200 block of 75th Street.
Sept. 12, assist Florida Marine
Patrol, Coquina Bayside. The complain-
ant reported he was stopped in the wa-
ter in the Gulf and a parasail vessel ran
over his tow rope, breaking it. Witnesses
reported the parasail captain was oper-
ating the vessel in a careless manner.
The officer tuned the investigation over
to the Coast Guard.
Sept. 12, suspicious, 3304 E. Bay
Drive. The complainant reported two
subjects ran a money game on her in-
volving a $100 bill.
Sept. 12, theft, 6600 Gulf Drive,
Beach Bistro. The complainant reported
an unknown person entered the safe and
removed a bank deposit bag containing
cash and charge card receipts.
Sept. 14, theft of a boat anchor
valued at $150, 500 block of 68th Street.
Sept. 14, lost property a wallet,
5400 Holmes Blvd., coin laundry.
Sept. 14, suspicious, 600 block of
Gladstone. The complainant reported
two rings valued at $775 were missing
from the residence.
Sept. 14, theft, magnetic signs
from a vehicle, 200 block of 58th Street.
Sept. 14, DAV, East Bay Drive
and Manatee Avenue. The officer as-
sisted the driver of a disabled vehicle
and called a tow truck.
Sept. 15, found property a bi-
cycle chained to a city-owned sculpture,
6600 block of Marina Drive. The bi-
cycle was removed by the public works
Sept. 15, DUI, DWLS with knowl-
edge, 4000 to 5300 block of Gulf Drive.
The officer said he observed Maurcen
Mullins, 31, of Holmes Beach, driving
erratically. He said she left the road sev-
eral times and drove over the center line
several times. He stopped her, adminis-
tered field performance tests and placed
her in custody.
Sept. 16, code violation. 71st
Street beach. The complainant reported
topless sunbathers and the officer lo-
cated two subjects lying on their stom-
achs without tops. He advised them to
cover up before turning over.
Sept. 16, theft of a tag decal, 4500
block of Gulf Drive.
Sept. 16, disturbance, 3007 Gulf
Drive, Anchor Inn. The complainant re-
ported the subject was spitting on pa-
trons and refused to leave. The officer
located the subject and the complainant
issued a trespass warning.
If you have information that may
help solve crimes, contact Crime Stop-
pers at 747-COPS. You may be eligible
for a reward up to $1,000.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 SEPTEMBER 22, 1999 E PAGE 15 KiM
Student of week a thing of past
After nearly 15 years the Student of the Week pro-
gram at Anna Maria Elementary School is going new
School Guidance Counselor Cindi Harrison was
chosen by Principal Tim Kolbe to be the chairwoman
for a committee of 10 people composed of parents and
Their purpose was to find a better way to recognize
students for achievements.
Harrison said much of the reason why the recog-
nition program is being discontinued is because some
teachers set specific criteria for students to make Stu-
dent of the Week, while others did not.
She said some of the students who made Student
of the Week late in the school year felt they were rec-
ognized only because they were left over.
Harrison said she conducted a survey as to whether
teachers would like to continue with the program.
"There was an overwhelming consensus that they
would like to do something a little different," she said.
Most indicated they would like to.implement a
character-education program, which was a suggestion
School recipient of
Good things are coming to the Island's little school
by the bay.
Recently, the Holmes Beach branch of First Union
National Bank donated three Compaq computers to
Anna Maria Elementary School. Earlier in the year the
bank donated two more computers.
In addition, the school's Parent-Teachers Organi-
zation recently received a $2,500 grant from the Knight
Fund of the Community Foundation of Sarasota
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What Harrison had in mind when she asked teach-
ers and parents their opinion of character education is
to create a We Are Very Exceptional Students program
Harrison said each month students would be taught
such human characteristics as empathy or generosity.
While at Bashaw Elementary School, Harrison ini-
tiated a similar program. After being taught a specific
character trait, students were given an iron-on patch in
the form of a cat's paw to put on a T-shirt.
Committee members have been receptive to hav-
ing T-shirts made with the school's peacock mascot
surfing a wave.
Details of the program are still being ironed out,
but one committee member suggested giving a student
that gets "caught in the wave," or act of kindness, a fish
sticker to put on a pin, coordinating with the T-shirt.
The program would entail a multidisciplinary ap-
proach, Harrison said. As an example, the chosen trait
could be incorporated into the morning broadcast and in-
dividual classrooms, including art and physical education.
A kick-off assembly will be scheduled in mid-Oc-
tober at which time each student will be given a T-shirt.
PTO President Joyce Karp said the money will be
used toward the purchase and installation of a climb-
ing wall for the school's new playground.
Karp said the PTO has been working with parents
and volunteer organizations during the past year to
design and fund new, safe play areas for students.
She hopes all the Island's kids take advantage of
the playground after school hours.
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Football as religion
A couple of California dudes have written an ab-
surd book celebrating and touting college football as.
more than just sport, more like a religion.
Michael and Joe Irwin of Del Mar came up with a
328-page dissertation on schools "where people cel-
ebrate (football) with a passionate, almost religious
zeal. They are cathedrals, not churches."-
The Irwins profiled college football at its best and
named Florida State University and University of
Florida as two spots where education is secondary to ..
what's really important.
"We were looking for tradition and places where
a football game had more going on than just two teams
clashing on the field," Joe Irwin said. "It came down
to spirit, atmosphere and just an intense passion for the
To qualify for "Cathedrals" ranking, a school must
have an on-campus stadium, a long history of success
on the field, passionate fans and distinctive traditions. -
"The South has a great reputation for football.
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SPORTS, FROM PAGE 16
chicken liver to these guys? Wasn't Bear Bryant about
the best college coach ever?
Irwin goes on to say, "The Swamp, Doak
Campbell Stadium, Albert, Chief Osceola, Bowden,
Spurrier, Danny Wuerffel, Charlie Ward, and most
of all Gator and Seminole fans define what college
football is all about. We did our best to capture that
sense of tradition in Cathedrals of College Football."
UF has had some success, but really only under
Coach Spurrier's reign. The Gators never won the
Southeastern Conference title until the 1990s. (Apolo-
gies to Coach "Gator" Ray Graves.)
Same thing at FSU. Until Coach Bowden came
along, FSU was the red-headed step-child of Florida
football, maybe all of college football. (Apologies to
Coach Bill Peterson.)
Three decades ago, there was a University of
Tampa team guided by quarterback Freddie Solomon.
He later became an All-Pro receiver for the Miami
The same team had an All-Universe defensive line-
man named John Matuszak who gained fame loboto-
mizing NFL quarterbacks for the Oakland Raiders and
playing a Cro-Magnon alongside Ringo Star in the
movie "Cave Man."
At the time, the Spartans could have beaten FSU
handily and given UF a helluva game. So much for a
long histories of success.
Speaking of history of success, FSU was an all-
women's school until the late 1940s and didn't have a
winning football team until many years after it became
co-educational. Doesn't sound historically significant.
And FSU fans didn't become passionate about
football until long after Fred Belitnikoff and Burt
Reynolds left for California stardom.
What about Doak Campbell stadium? Twenty-five
years ago it's aluminum bleachers made it look like a
glorified high school field. Heck, Coral Gables High
was playing in the Orange Bowl.
My first year at UF was 1977 and the Gators were
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Anna Maria Island Community
Center soccer schedule
First team listed is home team
Division 1 (12 and 13 year olds)
Sept. 23 Islander Bystander vs. Mr. Bones at 6 p.m.
Sept. 27 Island Animal Clinic vs. Mr Bones at 7:30 p.m.
Division 2 (10 and 11 year olds)
All games begin at 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 23 Bealls vs. Florida Yacht Connection
Sept. 28 Air & Energy vs. Bealls
Division 3 (8 and 9 year olds)
All games begin at 6 p.m.
Sept. 24 Oden Hardy Construction vs. Beach Bistro
Sept. 27 Longboat Observer vs. Palm Tree Villas
Sept. 28 Beach Bistro vs. LaPensee Plumbing
4 (5 to 7 year olds)
Air America vs. Island Pest Control at 6 p.m.
Harry's Continental Kitchens vs. Jessie's Island Store at 7 p.m.
Jessie's Island Store vs. Island Pest Control at 6 p.m.
Island Real Estate vs. West Coast Refrigeration at 7 p.m.
so bad (0-10-1) the students routinely cheered for the
other team, mostly because Doug Dickey was coach-
ing. Some of the letters in Dickey's last name are a
pretty good indicator of what kind of guy he was.
Given, UF has had some great coaches (Graves and
Coach Steve) and players (Spurrier, Larry Smith, Jack
Card, John Reaves, Carlos Alvarez, Scott Brantley,
Cris Collinsworth, Emmitt Smith). But more players
partied away their careers than succeeded in the class-
room or on the field.
Granted, FSU and UF fans are passionate about
their teams. I admit to bleeding orange and blue when
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cut, but this book goes a little too far. Or does it?
My friend Bob Morris of Leesburg tells me his
father never attended the University of Florida. His
father also didn't miss a home game at Florida Field for
Sometimes my Clearwater High School football -
teammate Billy Kamensky and I would hitchhike to
Gainesville to watch the Gators.
As a kid I would listen to UF football games on the
radio Saturday afternoons and nights. I recall vividly
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Floyd flops for Florida whoopee! plus tech reads
Floridians' sigh of relief after Hurricane Floyd's
near miss reached hurricane force last week.
But we're not out of the wind just yet.
Floyd skirted the east coast of Florida to slam into
the outer banks of North Carolina late last week, con-
tinuing to soak the northeast all the way to Maine. The
storm spurred what authorities estimate was the larg-
est peace-time evacuation ever, with more than one
million Floridians fleeing from the coast to higher
Floyd brings up the fear emergency managers al-
ways have regarding evacuations: play it safe, order an
evacuation, the storm doesn't come, next time an
evacuation is ordered people don't leave, the storm
does come, and people die.
The best bet in fact, the only safe bet is to
keep leaving. Better to be safe, away from home, than
dead having stayed.
Damage to the state was light, with estimates of
about $25 million in losses. Yes, $25 million is a lot of
money, but compare it with Hurricane Andrew's $20
billion repair bill and it doesn't seem so bad.
There were a couple things about Floyd that struck
me as it churned its way north. One was an ocean buoy-
reading off Cape Canaveral that reported 54-foot seas
in the Atlantic as the storm passed. That's about the
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height of the Martinique condominium in Holmes
Beach, as way of comparison.
The other was a report from Freeport, Bahamas.
The airport there had seven feet of water on its runway
during the height of the storm. The runway is 17 feet
above sea level, so according to my math the storm
surge was 24 feet. That's about the height of the roof
on the Island Publix, as way of comparison.
There are 10 more weeks in the 1999 Atlantic hur-
ricane season. The prediction this year was for 14
storms, 10 of them hurricanes and four of them becom-
ing severe hurricanes. So far, we've had seven storms,
five of them hurricanes, and four of them were severe.
To add to the gloomy outlook, the conditions in the
eastern Atlantic, the Caribbean and even the Gulf of
Woods' eagle on 18 scores golf victory
By Jon Huffman
Islander Golf Writer
Wayne Woods bested a field of 15 golfers at Palm
Sola Golf Club on Sunday, Sept. 19 to win the weekly
Woods had a plus nine on a modified Stableford
System. Rob Canada finished second with a plus eight.
Woods eagled the final hole to pass Canada and
gain the win.
Closest-to-the-pin "greenies" were won by Rick
Morash, Butch VanOstenbridge and Tim "Team"
SPORTS, FROM PAGE 17
when Spurrier, who had never kicked a football in his
college career, kicked a long, last-second field goal to
beat Auburn on Halloween, 1966. It was one of those
things that probably won him the Heisman Trophy.
At Marina Del Rey, just outside Los Angeles,
there's a bar called Teasers. It's all Gator stuff inside
and there are at least 25 televisions with about 15 of
them showing the Gators simultaneously. The Gators
are on the big screens and all other college games are
on smaller sets. This, in the home of USC and UCLA.
I suspect after Coach Bowden retires the Pope will
beatify him. That's the first step on the road to saint-
Coach Bowden already has two of the three
miracles required for beatification. The first one oc-
curred when he turned the football program around and
the other came with his only national championship.
Another championship this year and the pope can't
The same goes for Spurrier.
I wonder what makes people so rabid about their
college teams. It isn't the same fanaticism as with your
favorite pro team.
Seems like growing up in the south there wasn't
much else. Football did take on a religious fervor.
A crisp fall Saturday afternoon, hoping beyond
hope the team wins.
Winners in the Sept. 15 horseshoe games were
Jack Cooper of Holmes Beach and Bill Starrett of
Anna Maria. Runners-up were George Landraitis of
Cortez and Ron Pepka of Anna Maria.
Winners in the Sept. 18 games were
Landraitis and Chris McNamara of Holmes
Beach. Runners-up were Cooper and Jim Spen-
cer of Holmes Beach.
The weekly contests get under way every
Wednesday and Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria
City Hall Park. 10005 Gulf Drive. There are no
membership fees and everyone is welcome.
Canada, VanOstenbridge, Lease, Tim Woltz and
Woods all had skins with Woods long, eagle putt on the
18th hole the big score of the day.
By virtue of his greenie and skin, Lease shook up
the ranks and took over the season lead for Player of the
Year with 444 points. Woods moved into second with
439 and Jon Huffman fell to third with 424 points.
This week's Sunday match will be held at Mana-
tee County Golf Course. Call Huffman at 778-4622 for
Go Gators and Go 'Noles, as long as they aren't
playing the Gators.
Manatee frosh whip Bayshore
The Manatee freshman team continues to roll af-
ter whipping Bayshore 52 to 6 Sept. 16 at Manatee
The team is now 2-0 on the season.
Quarterback Adam Wall of Anna Maria threw
three touchdown passes, each of them 40 yards or
more, threw for over 300 yards, ran one in for a score
and had more than 100 yards rushing.
Fullback/tailback Mark Rudacille of Holmes
Beach had a good game with some crushing blocks that
sprung fellow running back Jonathon "Jon Jon"
Spearman for some long runs.
Walls TD passes went to his favorite targets Garris
Joyner and Rickie Samuels.
"It was a real blowout. They had four touchdowns
called back," said Wall's father Jeff. "Adam is just a
heady player. He sees what's going on and takes advan-
tage of it."
Manatee freshmen play Palmetto at home at 7 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 23.
IFC soccer team falls 3-2
After falling behind 3-0, the Island Football Club
came roaring back and had Suncoast Gunners of
Tampa on its heels with two quick goals.
However, time ran out before IFC could get the
The Gunners scored the winning goal on a contro-
versial corner kick and header, while IFC was substi-
The referee who called for time out for the substi-
tution, then allowed the goal to stand instead of mak-
ing the Gunners replay the kick.
Mike Piha scored the first goal for IFC on a perfect
pass from Spencer Taylor. Laszlo Halmi scored goal
two for IFC on a penalty kick.
Man of the match was Mike Collins whose hustle
caused problems for the Gunners. Collins also started
IFC's first goal with a steal and pass to Spencer, who
sent the ball to Piha, who swiftly sent the ball home.
IFC travels to Lakeland this Sunday. Sept. 26. for
a game against the Trolls at Lake Parker Complex.
Mexico are excellent for storm development. Water
temperatures are warm, upper winds are light, and
weather experts say the conditions for intense storm
development are favorable.
Keep your eyes to the skies or the Weather
Floyd kept most of our attention away from other
parts of the world last week, specifically Hong Kong
where a typhoon hit, the first direct hit in 16 years. The
90-mph storm brought the city to a standstill and killed
more than 20 people.
We're not alone in our weather woes.
... and far, far away
Scientists believe that a vast ocean may lurk under
the thick crust of ice on Europa, one of Jupiter's moons.
They believe extreme ebb and flow of tides may
have created visible cracks and ridges in the ice, unique
in the solar system.
Here's the fascinating part: The ocean could be
under 10 miles of ice, and could be upwards of 100
miles deep. The deepest part of Earth's oceans is five
Imagining what could be lurking down in those
vast deeps would rival a great Saturday afternoon hor-
Before the movie of Europa's deeps comes out,
though, there probably will be a book about the tale.
How better to read a futuristic story than with a futur-
istic, electronic "book?"
There's something called an eBook that works like
a little hand-held computer that lets you store about 10
novels in its microchips. It weighs about a pound and
a half, has 40 hours of battery life, has a back-lit screen
to let you read in the dark, and it lets you search for
words, highlight passages, make notes at parts of the
text you like or don't plus it allows you to book-
mark sections for later referral.
So far, there are 1,200 or so novels that can be
downloaded into the eBook at-a nominal charge.
The target market for eBooks and books-on-Net is
folks who travel a lot and don't want to lug a bag of
books with them. At a $350 price tag, the electronic
book isn't for the thrifty.
A friend finished his first novel a few years ago and
asked me to give it a read. He'gave me the text via com-
puter disk, and I plugged it into my computer and be-
gan to read. I didn't like it much, and I'd like to think
my dislike was caused by the oddity of having to read
it on a computer screen as opposed to the fact that the
book wasn't very good.
Anyway, what is the value of a first-edition, signed
copy of a computerized edition of a novel? And how
could you get a writer to sign one in the first place?
Dr. Rick Garrity, the former head of the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection regional of-
fice, has landed a job after being forced to resign his
post of 15 years with the state.
Garrity will head the newly created Hillsborough
County Water Resource Team. The team is charged
with coming up with water sources for two million resi-
dents in Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties. It's
also in charge of an under-construction huge desalina-
tion plant in Tampa and is looking to create a reservoir
and siphon off water from some Hillsborough County
rivers, among other projects.
Garrity will shepherd permits through the various
local, regional, state and federal agencies to bring water
to the people as part of his S94,500-a-yearjob, which is a
Sl.000 raise for him after his tenure with the state.
Good for Rick. Here's hoping he succeeds in his
Here's a couple home decorating concepts to con-
sider: More and more people are opting for "shoeless"
houses as a way to protect hardwood. carpet or marble
floors something Islanders have been doing for de-
cades, but not necessarily to protect the floor.
Also. 40 percent of respondents to a "'Boating"
magazine survey said they would like to have a fish-
fighting chair in their living rooms.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 2 SEPTEMBER 22, 1999 0 PAGE 19 1I
Big reds out in force, snook bite rated good
By Capt. Mike Heistand and Capt. David Futch
It's that time of year for anglers to go after redfish,
especially big ones. As has been the case for the past
few weeks, reds are plentiful.
Also, snook are starting to bite pretty good.
The Rod & Reel Pier reports its fishers are catch-
ing a lot of mackerel, quite a few snook and redfish and
one lucky soul got a 40-pound cobia.
Anna Maria City Pier anglers say they're also
catching mackerel, jacks, some keeper snook and sev-
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez reporting for
Capt. Zack on the Dee-Jay II said reds to 25 inches
have been a popular item with some running to 34
inches, school dolphin are feeding, and there's also nice
trout action with a few snook and a lot of mangrove
snapper to 15 inches. Flounder are coming on, but look
for cobia soon.
Island Discount Tackle says reds are inshore and
grouper offshore. Watch for snook to come on strong
with cool weather approaching.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
black drum are in the cut, reds are schooling in Terra
Ceia Bay with flounder and a lot of small sharks on the
Capt. Sam Kimball with the Legend said his an-
glers are getting plenty of mackerel to five pounds and
limiting out on snapper up to four pounds. They're also
catching bonita to 15 pounds and there are plenty of
flounder in the 20-inch range. On his four-hour trips
folks are catching a lot of 19-inch, throw-back grouper.
Capt. Rick Gross said he's getting snook, redfish
and trout inshore and mackerel in the Gulf.
Ditto for Capt. Tom Chaya on the snook, reds and
Capt. Thorn Smith with Angler's Repair on
Cortez Road said his people are nailing the trout in the
pot holes around Miguel Bay and snook near the man-
groves in Terra Ceia Bay.
Capt. Glenn Corder said offshore fishing is ex-
cellent when weather permits you to get out. He has
been getting grouper to 10 pounds, as well as plenty of
mangrove and lane snapper, mackerel and barracuda.
Capt. Kurt Morrison on the Neva-Miss said red
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Top agents for Wedebrock Real Estate Co.'s
Holmes Beach office during August were Carolyn
Gruber-Patrick and Robert St. John as leading listers
and Sharron Hamilton as top seller. Other top listing
agents for the month were Mike Migone and Tina
Rudek, Longboat Key; Vera Freeman and Sharon
Oper, Avenue of the Flowers; Jennifer Mayforth and
Paul Glock, Cortez Road; and Deborah Thrasher and
Sandra LaBarre, commercial division. Other leaders in
sales were John Hines, Longboat Key; Dee Dee Burke,
Avenue of the Flowers; Mayforth and Glock, Cortez;
and Jim Foster and LaBarre, commercial.
At Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate Inc.,
Tony Tiberini led in listings at the Anna Maria Island of-
fice; Norman Barker, Cortez; Judy Kapecz, Longboat
Key; and Ruth Lawler, Manatee Avenue. Tiberini also led
in sales for open transactions at Anna Maria; Jerry
Cercone, Cortez; Cheryl Timmons, Longboat Key; and
Lawler at Manatee Avenue. For closed transactions, Rose
Schnoerr led the Anna Maria office; Cercone, Cortez;
Kepecz, Longboat; and Loretta Fitt, Manatee Avenue.
With more than $1 million in sales during August,
Wendy Kay Foldes was named top sales agent for the
month at Island Real Estate. Top listing agent was Ri-
Tony Tiberini was tops in sales in both open and
closed transactions for the Anna Maria Island office of
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate Inc. during
August, and Patty Stump was tops in listings for the
office. Others leading in open transactions were Ruth
Lawler, Manatee Avenue office; Sharon O'Brien,
Cortez; and Cheryl Loeffler, Longboat Key. Tops in
closed transactions were Lawler at Manatee; Pegi
Larson, Cortez; and Bruce Myer, Longboat Key. Top
sellers besides Stump were Lawler at Manatee Avenue;
Larson, Cortez; and Tom Fyenes, Longboat.
Carol Heinze and Denice Langlois were top lister
and seller, respectively, for August at the Anna Maria
Island office of Arvida Realty Services.
Island real estate sales
515 Bayview Place, Anna Maria, a canalfront
1,740 sfla 3bed/2bath/2car home built in 1989 on a
90x110 lot, was sold 7/23/99, Brendlin to Maclean, for
$330,000; list $369,000.
527 Bayview Place, Anna Maria, a two- story
1,246 sfla 2bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1972 on a
65x100 lot, was sold 7/22/99, Hawkins to Kutz, for
$175,000; list $179,900.
5506 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, a 1,502 sfla
home built in 1953 on a 106x150 lot, was sold 7/19/99,
Doty to Burness, for $175,000.
604 Foxworth, Holmes Beach, a canalfront 2,870
sfla 3bed/3bath/2car home built in 1971 on a 94x115
lot, was sold 7/23/99, Fernandez to Henssler, for
$319,000; list $339,000.
1801 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 254 Runaway
Bay, a 1,080 sfla 2bed/2bath condo, was sold 7/30/99,
Bowman to Ruiz, for $125,000, list $134,900.
400 21st Place N., Bradenton Beach, a canalfront
1,100 sfla 2bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1956 on a
75x80 lot, was sold 7/29/99, Schulz to Campbell, for
$179,900; list $199,900.
5200 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 407 Martinique
South, a lbed/lbath 827 sfla condo built in 1970, was
sold 7/30/99, Eastman to Stroud, for $135,000; list
6250 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, 29 North
Beach Village, a 1,206 sfla 3bed/2bath/2car townhouse
condo built in 1989, was sold 7/30/99, Ritchhart to
Hanly, for $192,000.
8023 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, a 1,849 sfla 3bed/
2bath/2cp/pool home fronting Bimini Bay built in 1994
on an 85x145 lot, was sold 7/30/99, Aubry to Brendlin,
for $539,000; list $549,000.
201 77th St., Holmes Beach, a 56x100 lot, sold 8/
5/99, Pratt to Cicero, for $73,000.
206 Palm, Anna Maria, a 1,344 sfla 3bed/2bath/
2cp home built in 1995 on a 52x110 lot, was sold 8/6/
99, Barlow to Ercoli, for $185,000.
216A 81st St., Holmes Beach, a 1,456 sfla 3bed/
2bath/2cp townhouse built in 1988 on a 45x90 lot, was
sold 8/2/99, John Fernandez to Wilson & Allen, for
$160,000; list $162,500.
216B 81st St., Holmes Beach, a 1,456 sfla 3bed/
2bath/2cp townhouse built in 1988 on a 45x90 lot, was
sold 8/4/99, Manuel Fernandez to Wilson, for
$160,000; list $162,500.
3801 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, a 624 sfla lbed/
lbath/lcar home built in 1940 on a 50x100 lot, was
sold 8/4/99, Saunders to Atwood, for $167,500.
404 72nd St., Holmes Beach, a 1,229 sfla 2bed/
2bath/lcar home built in 1963 on a 100x85 lot, was
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REAL ESTATE, FROM PAGE 20
sold 8/2/99, Bernfield to Ak-4BM Inc., for $170,000.
502 Magnolia, Anna Maria, a 1,778 sfla 3bed/
2bath/2cp home built in 1992 on a 72x103 lot, was sold
8/4/99, Shaara to Webb, for $239,500; list $249,000.
513 68th St., Holmes Beach, a grand canalfront
1,312 sfla 3bed/2bath/2car home built in 1971 on an
80x104 lot, was sold 8/6/99, Planck to Sterba, for
519 Bayview Place, Anna Maria, a 1,336 sfla
canalfront duplex built in 1965 on a 90x110 lot, was
sold 8/4/99, Lightner to Burkley & Gaal, for $207,000.
5608 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 205 Sun Plaza
West, a 1,092 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1981, was
sold 8/4/99, Coxen to Leomporra, for $210,000; list
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612 N. Shore Dr., Anna Maria, an 858 sfla 2bed/
I bath/lcar home built in 1949 on a 52x77 lot, was sold
8/2/99, Crawford to Victorian Inns Inc., for $171,400;
624 Hampshire, Holmes Beach, a canalfront, golf
course frontage 2,111 sfla 3bed/2bath/2car home built
in 1970 on a 100x105 lot, was sold 8/2/99, Holden to
Christenson, for $300,000; list $329,500.
6250 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, 60 North
Beach Village, a 3bed/2&1/2bath/2car 1536 sfla condo
built in 1990, was sold 8/6/99, Klein to Brown, for
$213,000; list $225,000.
631 Foxworth, Holmes Beach, a 1,823 sfla 3bed/
2bath canalfront home built in 1970 on a 100x115 lot,
was sold 8/5/99, McLaughlin to Slovak, for $320,000.
6500 Flotilla, Holmes Beach, 166 Westbay Point
& Moorings, a 985 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1978,
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Well-established Island gift shop. 17 years at the
same location. Appraisal and books available.
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806 N. Shore Dr., Anna Maria, a 50x100 lot, was
sold 8/2/99, Landry to Albert, for $160,000.
812 Jacaranda, Anna Maria, a 61x108 lot, was sold
8/4/99, Begalla to Kalo et al, for $117,500; list
1401 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, 27 Bermuda
Bay Club, a 3bed/2&1/2bath townhouse condo built in
1999, was sold 8/9/99, BB Dev. Co. Ltd. to LSN Ind.
Inc., for $335,041.
217 71st St., Holmes Beach, a 53x105+ lot, was
sold 8/10/99, Genlo Inc. to Cason, for $95,000.
314 Hammock Circle, Anna Maria, a 114x70
canalfront lot, was sold 8/11/99, Marini to Schindler,
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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.
Excellent condition! $250; white four-poster bed set
with mattresses $250, 778-5814.
DECORATOR PERFECT FURNISHINGS. Dining
room, miscellaneous, furniture art and more.
778-0807 or 778-5427, ask for Dolly.
SOFA AND WING-BACK chairs by Thomasville.
Off-white roses, soiled but not worn, plus two teak
twin headboards and break front. Make offer
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 GARAGE sale Saturday, Sept. 25,
9am-3pm. Bed, couches and multitude of household
items. 2503 Avenue C, Bradenton Beach.
MOVING-IN SALE Saturday, Sept. 25, 8-11am only.
27-inch TV, lamps, linens, pictures, bedspreads, throw
pillows, vacuum cleaner, kitchen stuff, dog house, two
wicker barrel chairs. No early birds! 524 74th Street.
ESTATE SALE Saturday, Sept. 25, 9am-lpm. Old
treadle sewing machine in oak case, porch swing,
sofa bed, recliner, stereo, dining room table with
china cabinet, Queen Anne sofa table and end table,
queen bedroom set, nice screen door, lady's golf
clubs and a few garage tools. 521 77th Street,
Holmes Beach. Sale by Julie McClure, quality sales
for 27 years, 747-3101, Juliel944 @aol.com.
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.
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419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
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OWNER ~Y5 ",SELL!
This spacious 2BR/2BA canalfront hideaway offers
deep sailboat water with davits, opening directly onto
Bimini Bay! Features include gleaming hardwood
floors, skylights, track lighting, ceiling fans, French
doors, buiit-in bookcases, plus oversized u'il:ty room
with laundry tub and pantry. There is an expansive tiled
rec room, double-car garage, sundeck, plus screened
lanai. Offers views of both Bimini and Tampa bays!
Only 5239,900. Make offer today!
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CRITTER SITTER. Going away and your pets have
to stay? Daily visits to your home to provide food,
water and lots of TLC! 778-6000.
MISSING BLACK AND white female puppy. Lost
Friday, Sept. 10 near Haley's Motel. We really want
her to come home. We love her, please return her,
FOUND YELLOW COCKATIEL near Seaside Gar-
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5-speed manual, new tires and brakes. Runs great,
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CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
WET SLIPS AND Hi 'N' Dry storage available at
competitive rates in modern, full-service marina.
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Manatee County Island Location
$500K Sales $70K Net
Call Bill Phillips at 941 957-0833
Realty Executives of Sarasota
Designed with distinction, this one-year-old
home offers quality craftsmanship and many
custom features. Modern design has glass-en-
closed living area with beautiful, natural oak
flooring and beautifully equipped kitchen with
Granicove counter, breakfast bar and quality
cabinets ... all with Gulf views. Twin glass doors
open onto deck providing a tropical Island
lifestyle. Master bedroom and bath adjoin dress-
ing area and additional bath on third floor. Cov-
ered patio and home surrounded by lovely land-
scaping, plus tropically landscaped walkway to
beach only 135 feet away! Priced at $695,000.
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CANALFRONT 3BR/2BA Richmond home on
wide canal with new seawall cap. Tile roof, huge
screened lanai, storage area/workshop in garage,
zoned sprinkler system. $217,900. Call Marion
Ragni 761-1415 eves.
WALK TO BEACH. 2BR/2BA home in Anna
Maria on large lot in quiet neighborhood.
Screened lanai, double carport, open floor plan.
room for pool or expansion. S149,000. Call Carol
Williams 744-0700 eves.
IRONWOOD Enjoy the view from your fourth
floor, glass enclosed lanai in this 1BR/2BA plus
den condo in a golf course community. Pool.
tennis and clubhouse. S59,900. Call Marion
Ragni 761-1415 eves.
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
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OFFSHORE CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Glenn
Corder aboard Deep South. Half & full day. For infor-
mation call 778-1203 or Mobile 713-5900.
BOATS! 6-ft. Dory-style tender $150, 17-ft. daysailer
in fair condition $200, canoe $100, 20-ft sloop $700.
Offers, call 778-0822 and leave message.
WANTED TO RENT a private boat dock for 30-ft. cabin
cruiser, year round. Responsible owner, 739-2871.
16-FT. FIBERGLASS BOAT on magic tilt trailer $500
OBO. See at 601 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach,
then call 778-2809.
TWO 16-FT. SAILBOATS trailers included. $1,000
each. 779-0118, 704-1664.
DOCKAGE WANTED 20-ft. pontoon. Contact Larry
or Bob at 739-6338, 778-6683.
BRIDGE STREET PIER & Cafe is now accepting
applications for part-time cooks and full and part-time
servers. Please apply in person. 200 Bridge St.,
HELP WANTED, HOUSEKEEPING, non smoker,
own transportation. Part/full-time, 778-9597.
REAL ESTATE ASSOCIATE needed for busy real
estate office. Work from your home or office. Call for
confidential interview, ask for Ter. Town & Shore
Realty, Longboat Key office 383-3840.
HELP WANTED cashiers needed, flexible shifts, full-
time or part-time $7 hour. Apply Circle K, 2513 Gulf
Drive, Bradenton Beach. 778-4310.
PART-TfME Air & Energy has a rare clerical opening.
We're growing and need an appointment-setting per-
son. Must be organized and computer literate. Will
train. Benefits. 778-0773.
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to
meet interesting people from around the world? Are
you interested in learning the history of Anna Maria
Island? Get involved with the Anna Maria Island His-
torical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE
NEED YOU! Call 778-0492.
AhSSAND PEBBLE REALTY INC.
MAGNIFICENT SUNRISES BREATHTAKING VIEW
of Tampa Bay ad Skyway Bridge. Recently built, bayfront
home can be either two 2BR/2BA duplexes or a 4BR/4BA
single-family residence. Open floor plan, amenities are
identical on both levels. Luxury features throughout. Eleva-
tor takes you from ground level, indoor pool/Jacuzzi to
both floors above. Includes deep-water dock and davits.
TRULY, A MUST SEE! Asking $799,000. Office 753-1620.
GULF VIEW COMMERCIAL IN ANNA MARIA
10006 Gulf Drive
A two-story, four-unit, Spanish-style building with lots of
design options. 2,740 sq. ft, Two full baths up, two half
baths down. Up currently office and custodial suite;
down is retail. Parks nine. $340,000.
UDoug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, Fl 34216
Phone & Fax: (941)77ln 122 I
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Library.
Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or 778-6247.
CONDOMINIUM ON LONGBOAT Key has posi-
tions in Buildings and Grounds Departments. Good
pay and great benefits. Call 383-3571 between
9am and 3pm.
TRADE, ASSISTED LIVING facility. Active, six-bed li-
censed facility, south Sarasota. $100,000 equity in ALF,
for home or condominium on Island. Gene, 798-3135.
MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, mulching,
trimming, clean-up, edgings, and more. Hard-work-
ing and responsible. Excellent references. Edward
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476.
BANKRUPTCY $200, Divorce $150 to $200. Adoption,
corporations, modifications, power of attomey, name
change. Suncoast Paralegal Services 742-4788.
THE HONEY DO MAN Handyman. Odd Jobs, small
jobs, repairs. Heating and air conditioning. Licensed,
insured. Free estimates 778-5003 or 726-1067.
HAVING A MAC ATTACK? Call for help with Mac or
PC. Training, internet, hardware selection and instal-
lation. Call Ed, 778-2553.
LICENSED COMPUTER SPECIALIST. Available
evening, weekend. For any computer needs 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.
CALL JAMES MELANSON for your interior and ex-
terior painting. 33 years experience. 779-1463.
IRONING DONE shirts to sheets. Serving Islanders
for seven years. Pick-ups, deliveries. Excellent
references. Call Pressed For Time at 778-4192.
GULFFRONT BEACH HOUSE. Elegant Mediterranean cus-
tom-designed residence. 3,684 +/- sq.ft. 3BR, authentic Mexi-
can tile roof, imported tile floors throughout. Nine-foot ceilings
and arched doors to balcony overlooking the white sandy
beach. $1,350,000. Don Lewis 746-3200. R37566
YOUR WIFE WILL LOVE the new kitchen with extra storage
in this enchanting 2BR/2B condominium. Beautifully deco-
rated in neutral colors. $169,000. Bob and Penny Hall 749-
ENJOY NATURE'S BEAUTY. Rare condominium available
in prestigious area on Sarasota Bay. Secured entry and pri-
vate elevator. Numerous amenities and conveniences in the
area. $274,900. Carol Greenwald 758-6514. C40116
CYPRESS CREEK BEAUTY overlooking 12-acre stocked
lake. Enjoy serenity from your screened gazebo, heated pooi
2a" dock S525.0C0. Dave ,'e"- 792- 932. P355'3
DOMESTIC AFFAIRS reliable, thorough, house
cleaning, neurotic attention to detail. We'll do any
cleaning job. Insurance, references 798-3139.
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years. Call 778-6508.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING & MAINTENANCE Residen-
tiaVcommercial, 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
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If it's
broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior discount.
LAWN MAINTENANCE WANTED, regular basis.
102 Maple Avenue. Cut, edge, hedge, weed, trim,
fertilize. Call 813-287-0091.
PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and instal-
lation. Come in and choose from our huge selection
of plants, shrubs and trees. Everything Under the
Sun Garden Centre. 5704 Marina Drive, Holmes
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/
exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island refer-
ences. Dan or Bill 795-5100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. State licensed and insured. Many Island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic &
vinyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings,
repairs. Paul Beauregard 779-2294.
PANORAMIC VIEW of Tampa Bay from this hexago-shaped Ara
Maria Island residence. This fantastic cstom-bilt home features a
wrap-around porch, beach, fireplace and wood floors. $469,000.
Jeanette Rapone 747-3364 ore-mal: Jram1207@aol.om. R38938
POPULAR UNIT 2BR/2B, plus den, country kitchen, glassed
lanai, indoor laundry. Newer carpet in living/dining and den ar-
eas. Ceramic tile in kitchen and baths. Low maintenance fees.
$60,000. Joanne Jenkins 795-3838. C39005
JUST MINUTES TO GULF BEACHES. Immaculate unit in
move-in condition and immediate occupancy. Great north-
west location by the bay. $79,900. Sandy Drapala 794-
3354 or Kathy Marcinko 792-9122. C40088
GREAT LOCATION. 3BR/2B condominium with cathedral
ceiling, separate kitchen. New carpet and paint throughout,
tile family room. Lakefront setting. S116,000. Jim Seilars
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Most Cars: $95*
*Wash, buff, wax, shampoo interior and
Armor-All throughout. Under carriage, tires
and rims all treated and prot Plus,
engine pressure cleaning. $95 for small to
mid-size cars. By appointment, at your
home or office. Convenient and necessary
to protect and preserve your investment.
THE AREA'S # MOBILE DETAILER
All cars/trucks personally serviced by Damon
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. Thirty-three year Island resident. Call Jim
Bickal at 778-1730.
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction. Free
estimates, no overtime charges. (FL#RF0038118)
778-3924 or 778-4461.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodel-
ing, repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens, baths.
Free estimates. Lic#RC0045125, #RG0058589,
#PE0020374. Insured. Call 720-0794.
CARL V. JOHNSON, JR. Building Contractor. New
homes, renovations, additions. Free estimates and
design service. Quality workmanship. Lic#RR0066450.
TILE, TILE, TILE. Ceramic tile supply and installation.
Quality workmanship, floors and walls. Fully insured,
call 387-7153, 750-5985.
SCREEN REPAIRS interior/exterior painting, ceiling
fans, drywall repairs, roof painting, tile work, low
prices. 778-0410 office, 504-2027 mobile.
ANNUAL RENTALS 1BR/1BA duplex with Gulfview
$550. 3BR/1.5BA house with garage $950. Old
Florida Realty Company 778-6849.
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. Avail-
able now, by the week or month. Realtor/Owner 387-0533.
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.
ANNUAL RENTAL 1BR/1 BA one block to beach and
bay. Close to shops, great location. $550 month,
$300 deposit. 203 2nd St. N. #2, Bradenton Beach.
UNFURNISHED 2BR/2BA beachfront condo on
Longboat Key. Prefer single or retired couple, no
pets. Annual lease, $1,800 month. Call 387-3443.
VACATION RENTALS 2BR apartments across form
beautiful beach $350 per week. Summer dates still
available. Almost Beach Apartments 778-2374.
BRADENTON VILLA 2BR/2BA beautifully furnished,
washer/dryer, beach and shopping, lanai and cov-
ered parking. No pets. Prefer seven months at
ANNA MARIA GULFFRONT, fully-loaded, 2BR
apartment. Sun deck, porch, top location. No pets.
Vacation rental, weekly, monthly. 778-3143.
GORGEOUS TERRA CEIA BAY new condominium.
Furnished 3BR/2BA, fifth floor, fabulous bay view,
pool, tennis, golf. Short-term lease available. $1,200
per month. Call Debbie at 924-8274.
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,
Holmes Beach. Spacious, fully-furnished, two-car
garage. Poolside. cable, washer/dryer, steps from
SURF SIDE STUDIO 1BA 3800 per month pius
assurity security. Available mid-Oct. or Nov. 1. Hurry.
it won't 'ast! 792-2779.
ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/1BA, one-half block to beach.
Utility room, covered parking, new carpet, sky lights.
$725 month, first and security deposit 778-2043.
FURNISHED STUDIO WEST of Gulf Drive $550
month; Martinique 2BR/2BA $2,800-$3,000 month;
Gulf Sands 2BR/2BA $2,800-$3,000 per month. Also
weekly rates. T. Dolly Young Real Estate 778-0807.
ANNUAL 3 OR 4BR/2.5BA with beautiful view of bay.
Full-service dock. Air conditioning, dishwasher,
washer. $1,300 month. 888-695-8749.
SURF SIDE STUDIO 1BA $800 per month plus
assurity security. Available mid-October or first of
November 792-2779. Hurry, won't last.
LARGE DUPLEX 2000 sq. ft. with garage in Sunny
Shores. Quiet, close to everything, beaches. Avail-
able now, $625 per month. 795-4432.
HOLMES BEACH CANALFRONT 2BR/2BA home, com-
pletely furnished, dock, garage, laundry, quiet street, many
extra's. Monthly $1,600, weekly $550. Call 813-286-9814.
RELOCATION SPECIAL all efficiency units, one per-
son $175 week, two people from $210 week. Units for
larger groups available, Haley's Motel 778-5405.
ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH elevated duplex, 2BR/
2BA, covered parking, washer/dryer hookup, conve-
nient location $750 month. 761-8821.
HOLMES BEACH GULFVIEW four-room penthouse.
Near shops, food stores, restaurants, 150 feet to beach.
For one or two people, no pets. One-year lease, secu-
rity deposit, $600 month. 508-336-2201, 800-894-1950.
HOLMES BEACH 2 and 3BR Gulfvrew homes, 100
feet to beach. Walk to shops and restaurants, great
area. $875 and $975, one-year lease, security
deposit. 508-336-2201, 800-894-1950.
GULFFRONT SEASONAL RENTAL 2BR/1.5BA,
ground-level, garage, private shady lot, recently re-
modeled, winter season $3,800 month. Longer term,
rate negotiable 646-0719.
GULFVIEW UPSTAIRS 3BR/2BA, screened porch. Com-
pletely furnished. No pets. Monthly rental. 813-689-0925.
HOLMES BEACH SEASONAL vacation rentals.
Heated pool, stones throw to beach. Low summer
rates, close to shopping. 778-4368.
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Mobile Detailing: Autos Boats RVs
Exterior and Interior Services Availablel 778-1924
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PART-TIME ROOMMATE wanted. 3BR/2BA canal
home on Anna Maria. For frequent vacationers or
travelers. $500 month including utilities. 792-4759.
ANNA MARIA GULFFRONT, fully loaded, 2BR
apartment. Sun deck, porch, top location. No pets.
Vacation rental, weekly, monthly. 778-3143.
ANNUALS, ANNUALS, ANNUALS. 117 81st St., 3BR/
3BA, $1,200 per month; 522 Key Royale Drive, 3BR/
2BA, $1,000 per month; 305 Spring Ave., 2BR/1BA,
$900 per month; 304 Clark Drive, 3BR/2BA, $800 per
month. Call Betsy Hills Real Estate 778-2291.
ANNUAL RENTALS unfurnished, 2BR/1BA units in
Bayou Condos. Both are 2nd floor with beautiful
water views. Rates reduced $600 and $650 month
plus electric. No pets allowed. Anna Maria Realty
HOUSE WANTED 2BR private home with small
apartment. Anna Maria, Holmes Beach, Bradenton
Beach. Cash, visiting area Sept. 22-24. Phone C and
COMMERCIAL LEASE 900 to 1,800 sft. in busy cen-
ter on Longboat Key. Call Jim LaRose, A Paradise
Inc., Realtor 778-4800.
ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/2BA with den. Breath-taking
views of the bay. For more information call Valerie
Kruse, Wedebrock Real Estate 778-6665.
ELEVATED 2BR/1 BA eat-in kitchen with dishwasher.
Central heat and air. Block to beach, no pets. $725
month, annual, deposit and utilities 778-2991.
RENTAL EFFICIENCY APARTMENT redecorated,
Holmes Beach, two blocks from beach, utilities in-
2BR/1 BA ANNUAL UNFURNISHED bright and spa-
cious! New kitchen, appliances, tile and more. Quiet,
secure neighborhood, close to beach! Small pet con-
sidered, nonsmokers preferred. $725 month, first,
last, security 778-9798 or 305-296-1127.
$175 PER WEEK and up. Weekly and monthly, 1 and
2BR, turnkey furnished rentals. All units are steps to
beautiful sandy beaches. Available Sept. through
April. Discount for full month. Rates higher Jan.
through April. 761-9259.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX ground-level with darling JUST COMF
patio, residential area. Florida furnishings, washer/ from beach.
dryer, cable, two block to beach. Available 2000 sea- Drive. $218,
son $1,000 month includes utilities 778-6158.
150 STEPS TO BEACH, seasonal 2BR/2BA, ground- two piers, ba
level, newly furnished, cable TV, washer/dryer. Avail- with boat slip
able November May, security deposit required.
(813)961-6992. BY OWNER
level, walk to
ANNUAL ELEVATED DUPLEX 2BR/2BA, garage, two-car car
deck with bay view. Walk to beach, quiet area. First, $219,900. A
last, security $775 month 779-1112.
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ANNUAL 2BR/1.5BA duplex, screened lanai, nicely
maintained property, quiet Holmes Beach location, no
pets. $650 month. Fran Maxon Real Estate 778-2307.
BEAUTIFUL FURNISHED 2BR/2BA, garage, walk to
beach, for rent except Feb. and March. 703-450-2883.
ANNUAL 2BR/1BA duplex apartment, west of Gulf
Drive. Available Oct. 1, no pets! $650 month includes
water and trash. Call Carol Saulnier at Green Real
ANNUAL 2BR/1.5BA duplex, utility room with
washer/dryer hookup, dishwasher, covered parking,
storage room, no pets $800 month. Fran Maxon Real
BEAUTIFULLY FURNISHED EFFICIENCY apartment
one block from fabulous beach with great sunsets. $625
includes basic cable, utilities and local phone service.
Available Sept., Oct. and November. Call 778-4611.
ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH 1 BR/1 BA 100 yards to
beach. Central heat and air, washer/dryer $650
GULFFRONT LOT, dead-end street, one of a kind!
There are no more like this. $399,000, 778-4523 or
BARK & COMPANY REALTY. Steven M. Bark,
Broker. 383-1717 or 720-3200.
BAYFRONT ESTATE $715,000. Four units located di-
rectly on bay/intracoastal steps to Gulf beaches. Cathe-
dral ceilings, fireplace, wood floors, Jacuzzi and boat
docks. Great for investor or family estate! 3BR/2BA
house, 2BR/2BA house and two 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 poten-
tial 1BR apartment with Spanish tile floors, cathedral
ceilings, cedar closets, oversized two-car garage with
sauna, boat dock, davits, screened enclosed lanais,
A/C, refrigerator, new dryer 1998. $284,900. Call
Deborah Thrasher, Wedebrock Real Estate Com-
pany 383-5543 or 778-3395 eves.
'LETED NEW 3BR/2BA home one block
Tile floors, Berber carpet. 2901 Gulf
A 2BR/1 BA fully-furnished condo. Walk to
y, Gulf, restaurants, and marina. On canal
. $129,900. 647-5123 ext. 23 or 646-3946.
duplex 2BR/2BA and 1 BR/1 BA, ground-
i beach, cathedral ceilings, room for pool,
port. Many extras. See to appreciate.
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WATERFRONT CONDO Westbay Point & Moorings
II. 50-ft. dock, carport, second floor, end unit, 2BR/
2BA, completely refurbished. Call voice mail, 800-
558-9008 ext. 225.
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 appli-
ances, vaulted ceiling, French doors, decks, fire-
place. 2813 Avenue E, $279,900. 778-4523, 761-
" 1533, 800-977-0803.
BRAND NEW 3BR/2BA house. Tile floor in greatroom,
Berber carpet in bedrooms. Big, screened porch. Close
to shopping and dining, only a short block from beach
$218,900. John Michaels, licensed real estate broker,
Pelican Enterprises 779-1101.
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY fabulous opportunity to
own 140 ft. plus on main Island drive, zoned C-3.
Super gross income. Reach Richard Freeman, Is-
land Real Estate 778-6066 or 800-865-0800.
PERFECT STARTER neat, clean, well cared for
home. Newer roof, air conditioning, refrigerator, hard-
wood under carpet. 2BR/1BA, one-car garage, large
lanai, located in quiet neighborhood near Cortez
Plaza. $74,900. Yvonne Higgins at Wagner Realty
WESTBAY POINT & Moorings Condominium. 2BR/
2BA, ground floor, extended living room, tiled. Ten-
nis courts, heated pool $175,000. 778-1827.
FANTASTIC BAY VIEWS Anna Maria fourplex plus
manager's office. Solar-heated pool, excellent in-
come and location. Waiting list of tenants, currently
annual but would make great seasonal. Walk to new
shopping center, Bayside Park, fishing pier.
$549,000. Call Yvonne Higgins at Wagner Realty
PUT YOUR BUSINESS HERE. Commercially zoned
condominium great for many uses: repair shop, art
studio, light manufacturing, wholesale. $65,000. Call
Yvonne Higgins at Wagner Realty 778-2246.
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HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX. Tidy BAY WATCH CONDO. Beautiful 2BR/2BA
duplex just a block from the beach. bayfront complex. Spacious, open floor plan,
Move-in condition in owner's side. Long- turnkey furnished. Intracoastal view with pri-
term tenant in west side. 1 BR/1 BA each vate boat and fishing dock. Opportunity to
side. Dave Jones/Dick Maher 778-4800. own an excellent investment property.
$148,500. MLS 38533 $174,900. Elizabeth Andricks 778-M40 MLS
CLOSE TO BEACHES. Contemporary 3BR/
S 2.5BA, open plan with many new features.
Master bedroom and two baths on ground
floor with 2BR and half bath on second floor
Switch balcony overlooking greatroom.
$185,000. Dick Maher/Dave Jones 778-4800.
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2217 Gulf Drive North, Bradenton Beach, Florda 34217
778-2246 1(800)211-2323 www.wagnerrealty.com
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. $149,000.
Harold Small 778-2246.
BAYFRONT FOURPLEX plus large
manager's office. Solar-heated pool,
wonderful views of Tampa Bay and
Sunshine SK':,vay Bridge. ExceT!ert in-
come and location. S549.000. For
more information call Yvonne Higgirs
at Wagner Realty 778-2246,720-3879.
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-
BAYFRONT LOT Spectacular views of
bay from this rare bayfront lot centrally
located between the Manatee and
Cortez bridges. Lot measures 65 by 100
feet, is seawalled and ready for construc-
ion. Offered at $215.000. Contact David
Moynihan 778-2246/778-7976 eves.
1999 Reader's Preference Award winnerfor #1 Real Estate
Company and #1 Rental Company in Manatee County
ONE OF A KIND!
Gulffront lot on a quiet dead-end street! There are
no more like this! For sale by owner. 31st St. and
Ave. F. $399,000. 778-4523 or 800-977-0803.
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your home on these beautiful
6.78 acres and enjoy the privacy
you're looking for. Only 22 miles
east of 1-75. Additional lots avail-
able. $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.
ESTUARY DRIVE AT PERICO
BAY Motivated seller for this
condo. Tile floors. Ceiling fans.
Great kitchen and pantry. Wet
bar with refrigerator on balcony.
Minutes to the beach. $179,000.
KEY WEST-STYLE HOME.
Elevated, canalfront 3BR/3BA
home. Across from bay. Light and
bright with view down canal from
two decks. $369,000. IB39198
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OPEN BAY VIEWS from this large Island home
on comer of bay and canal. Three large bed-
rooms, den and greatroom. More than 2,300
sq.ft. interior. Private boat dock with water and
electric. Ideal for large family! $529,000.
HAVE IT YOUR WAY! Recently renovated, this SPACIOUS CANALFRONT HOME -
two-level 3BR/3BA home with two kitchens offers Move right in! Totally renovated, tumkey-fur-
many options. Upstairs has a 1BR/1BA, down- nished Key Royale home has all the amenities
stairs a 2BR/2BA. The proximity to the beach for fun Island living! Caged pool, fireplace, boat
allows for a seasonal or annual rental. $219,900. dock and much more! $299,000.
BOATER'S PARADISE! 3BR/2BA home
located on double wide deep canal with dock, lift
and davits. Can house two boats. Home has brand
new windows, Berber carpet, paint and stucco.
OPEN WATER CANAL HOME! Stunning
3BR/2.5BA home at end of great canal over-
looking Bimini Bay. Open floor plan. caged
pool and lanai area, boat dock with davits and
lift. Ideal boaters home. S459.500.
THIS CUSTOM BUILT HOME has a unique
split plan which is perfect for family living or
active retirees. Open kitchen and living room
with woodbuming fireplace. 3BR/2.5BA.
family room and great storage. $649,000.
NEW PERICO BAY CLUB listing! Antigua
model, 2BR/2BA villa with carport. Large glass-
endosed lanai with sundeck overlooking pord and
fountain. Vaulted ceilings, ceramic tile. Fabulous
location in prestigious community! $139.900.
BEST OF ALL WORLDS in paradise. Play
golf across the street dock your boat in your
backyard swim in your poo!! Great room with
separate dining room. den/library, lighted
gallery walk and screened lanai. $675,000.
CANAL HOME with bay views and deeded
beach access. Large 3BR/2BA has evenr-
thing. Situated on deep-water canai with
screened pool. large den with wall-to-wall
bookcases and fireplace. $319.900.
GULF PLACE CONDO overlooks heated
pool a-ith a ;eie of the Gulf beyond. Walk to
the sandy Gulffron: beach or poay on the
lighted tennis court. Turmkey furnished. per-
fect for rentals. 5339.000.
SPACIOUS SECOND-FLOOR corner
condo overlooking pond. 2BR/2BA ".it:.
vaulted ceilings. screened lana:. Fabulous
community; features heated poosc. spas. ten-
nis courts and guard at gate. S!!1.000.
OWN EIGHT RENTAL units in one build-
ing Two offices, five garage/storage units
ar.n one residential aparmer.e' onr remain street
locator. :. Anna Maria. $299.900.
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LOT WITH BAYVIEW and boat dock. 90 by 132 feet. $149,500.
WILDEWOOD 2BR/2BA beautifully updated. $110,000.
CHOICE ISLAND LOT 9,700 sq.ft., $108,000.
BRAND NEW KEY WEST HOME 4BR/3BA with Gulf and bay
views. Upgrades and extras. Shaft for elevator. $435,000.
PINEBROOK 2BR/2BA greatroom, Florida room, golf, glassed lanai. $102,500.
VILLAS WITH HEATED CAGED POOL. 4BR/2BA, 2,006 sq.
ft. living area each side. Extras. Can condo-ize. $440,000
RIVEROAKS 2BR/2BA, waterfront, boat dock, pool. $88,000.
32 APARTMENTS Sarasota, $1,300,000.
LOT C-2 Zoning.Walk to beach $150,000.
STYLING SALON Eight stations. Great location. $39,000 OBO.
HISTORIC BRIDGE STREET 2,400 sq. ft., three stores, 150 ft.
to Sarasota Bay. Can add to size. Developing area. $355,000.
Annual-RIVER OAK,'2R/2BA. elevated clubhouse, tennis, heated pool.
SeasonalM'.K INIQUE 2BR/2BA, tennis, heated pool, elevator.
'vcation/Seasonal GULFSANDS 2BR/2BA, heated pool.
Villas & Homes available for vacations. Ask for Lu.
5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
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DON & KAREN SCHRODER, REALTORS 'I AL H
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Beautifully remodeled 3BR/
2BA home. Very spacious 1
greatroom plan with exquis-
ite use of hardwood and ce-
ramic tile flooring through- a
out the home. Kitchen and baths have been redone to reflect
today's designer touches. Landscaped and fenced for se- ,
rene privacy and utmost beauty. Ground-level bonus room
and three-car parking too! Incomparably lovely and immacu- u
lately maintained. $209,000.
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