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Anna Maria officials contemplate vacant pier
Anna Maria officials contemplate vacant pier
By Susan K. Kesselring
A shell of a restaurant and bait shop are all that
remain at the Anna Maria City Pier.
The city is weighing its options of how to proceed
since lease negotiations came to a screeching halt with
John Home, former operator of the Oyster Bar restau-
Following nine months of negotiations with the
city, Home jumped ship two days before the 12-year
lease expired on Sept. 30 -the same day a scheduled
first reading of the most recent draft of a new pier lease
By Jim Hanson
Anna Maria Island's sea turtle nesting season is
coming to a triumphant end, and its star performer is
doing well and paying her way.
There are four nests still to hatch on the Island, the
last one due about Oct. 15. Two of the nests are at
Holmes Beach, the others at Bradenton Beach.
They will bring the total to 243 loggerhead nests
hatching more than 25,000 baby turtles this year. Last
year the Island had 230 nests.
Turtle Watch volunteers will celebrate the season
with a banquet Oct. 23 at 1 p.m. at the Moose Lodge
in Bradenton Beach, said Suzi Fox, who holds the turtle
preservation permit for the Island.
She said Sadie, the turtle who cracked her under-
side shell falling off a seawall in July, is doing well in
her new tank at Mote Marine Laboratory following a
second surgical operation.
Her doctor bill is well on the way to being paid,
with $700 donated thus far, more coming and more
sought. The veterinarian donated his time and skills,
but two new pins in the metal plate holding her together
cost $500 each.
A story about Sadie's needs in The Islander By-
stander brought help from near and far, said Fox.
Along with notes from some donors:
A Baltimore lawyer taking a break here stood
watch over Sadie in her early travail and was "so en-
thralled with your volunteers" that she sent a $200
Seven Holmes Beach women golfers donated the
remainder of their funds for golf and lunch, $70.
Two McLean, Va., women who watched a vol-
unteer work over a nest in heavy rain said they had
never seen such diligence and sent S50.
Many other donations came in, with and without
comment, including one that said it all for Fox: "For all
was to be held at the evening commission meeting.
At the Sept. 28 meeting, Mayor Chuck Shumard
said the reading of the pier ordinance would not hap-
pen because Home advised him earlier that day that he
had vacated the pier.
This ends the city's relationship with Home, he
Shumard said this would be a perfect time to do
needed repairs, but he doesn't think the city should
formally start accepting bids for the operation of the
restaurant until renovation is nearly completed.
In an attempt to determine the condition of the pier,
of you that have loved and cared for Sadie, we love
you," S40 worth.
No matter how much people donate to Sadie's
care, it is bound to fall short of Mote's outlay, said Fox.
Anna Maria drainage project
prompts citizen protest
Bv Susan K. Ke 'eirin- dead-end street.
Islander Reporter "We don't need sidewalks on a dead-end road or
Anna Maria residents who will be affected by a ditches where it doesn't flood." she said.
drainage project scheduled to begin this week are pro- Murray said. "We don't want them. No one asked
testing the improvements, my opinion or any resident's opinion about sidewalks
The work will encompass Jrainage improvements and ditches. We could've saved you money."
on Rose Street and drainage improvements and the re- Public Works Director Phil Charnock said the
pair or placement of sidewalks on Spring. Palm and project has been in the works for two years.
Hardin avenues and North Shore Drive. A flood of residents also showed up to a Sept. 28
Jean Murray of 321 Hardin Ave. told commission- commission meeting.
ers at an August meeting that she has "a real problem"
with what has been suggested for development on her PLEASE SEE DRAINAGE, NEXT PAGE
the city placed an advertisement for a structural engi-
neer to survey the pier and submit estimates for repair.
The city received one $9,634 bid from Infrastruc-
ture Engineers Inc. Commissioners agreed to go out to
bid again, saying the company's expertise may be over-
kill for a small pier.
Resident Diane Canniff asked if the obligations
with the current tenant are up to date.
Shumard said Home is current on his rent.
Public Works Director Phil Charnock will check
PLEASE SEE PIER, NEXT PAGE
Man for all
;'.,* *. "* *
^, _-J .g ^ James Shipley carves
h sd afor holidays and season
S" changes on Anna Maria
Beaches and, oddly
enough, in the window of
store, Flash Flights. This
". '"''""' Halloween castle is near
-' Holmes Beach city hall,
.*.. 4- where workers dumped
'- '' sand for citizens to bag
S" prior to the threat of
S" Tropical Storm Harvey.
SNow, tourists and
'. residents alike are
stopping at the site the
newest city attraction
sculputre with cam-
eras in hand. Shipley
completed the work in
approximately 20 hours.
It took less than that for
Mother Nature's week-
end downpours to
dampen the image.
"They've got S1,200 in her tank and another $400 in
the filtration system, and she eats about $50 worth of food
every day figure she'll have been there for six months
at least before she can go back to sea, and they've got a
very big investment in Sadie. Anything we can do to
lessen Mote's financial strain will be helpful."
SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
O pinions ................................... ................... 6
Those W ere the Days ............................... ... 7
Announcem ents ........................................... 10
Streetlife ............................ ..... 13
ISLAND MAP ............................................ 14
Sports Rap ............................. .... 16
Anna Maria Island tides ............................. 18
Crossword puzzle......................................... 28
OCTOBER 6, 1999
 PAGE 2 K OCTOBER 6, 1999 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Millennial Dec. 4 parade plans marching ahead
By Pat Copeland
Islanders love a grand parade and a millennial pa-
rade planned for December should have Islanders talk-
ing well into the next century.
Jason Cimino, chairman of millennial events for
the City of Anna Maria, recently explained parade
plans at a meeting of Island elected officials.
"The parade will be on Dec. 4 from Bayfront Park
to Coquina Beach and will be in conjunction with the
Anna Maria Island Privateers' Christmas Parade. It will
start at 10 a.m. and it will be the biggest and longest
parade ever seen on the Island."
Cimino said he has lined up a host of floats and
three high school bands, as well as participation from
Keep Manatee Beautiful, Tropicana, a local Corvette
Club and the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
merce. Each Island city will be asked to make a float.
"I've gotten approval from the Pentagon for a fly-
by of four F-16s coming from Homestead Air Force
Base at high noon," Cimino said. "They will start at the
north end of the Island and zip all the way down the
Island. We're also working on an amphibious landing
by the U.S. Marine Corps on Coquina Beach."
He said the day will conclude with the annual
Christmas Lighted Boat parade and a $10,000 fire-
works display from the Anna Maria City Pier.
Cimino said he plans to ask each of the three Island
cities to contribute $400. The money will be donated
to the high school bands participating in the parade.
Last week Cimino presented his parade plans to
Holmes Beach city commissioners and asked for a
donation. Commissioners agreed to chip in a portion of
their monthly stipend as the city's donation.
By Pat Copeland
Evacuating one million people from the east coast of
Florida in the face of Hurricane Floyd was a nightmare of
traffic jams and irate motorists.
Getting those people back home was equally difficult.
That's why local emergency officials are imploring the
three Island cities to approve a car tag re-entry system.
"Everybody has worked so hard on getting people off
the islands when a storm is coming, but nobody's spent
any time on getting everybody back on," Bradenton Beach
Sgt. John Cosby pointed out.
The car tags were the topic of discussion at both the
Island Emergency Operations Center and Coalition of
Barrier Island Elected Officials last week.
Car tags will be used to identify the vehicles of Island
residents and will replace the bumper stickers used in the
past. They are similar to tags used to identify handicapped
During re-entry, residents in cars with tags will be
able to move through a separate line where they'll be
waved through by police at checkpoints, officials said.
Residents in cars without tags must wait in line and show
two forms of identification before returning to the Island.
"Law enforcement brought this concept to us because
they control the checkpoints," Anna Maria/West Side Fire
Chief Andy Price told elected officials. "The whole idea
is to make re-entry quicker. Are you willing to take the
backlash from those people who have to wait in line for
hours and show two forms of identification?"
The cities have approved a post-disaster re-develop-
ment plan which stresses getting people back on the Island
quickly to clean up homes and get businesses operating in
order to preserve the tax base, Cosby noted.
"These tags aren't for you, they're for us," Bradenton
Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale stressed. "I've been here
13 years and had to stand in those lines and had people
yelling at me to get back on the Island."
Holmes Beach Lt. Dale Stephenson said the Manatee
County Sheriff s Office is "all for the tags because they'll
be manning some checkpoints and it will be less stress on
Price said tags will be color coded by city and limited
to one per household.
"You're not going to require these for minor storms,"
Price explained. "It's going to be when there's a major
storm and there's lots of damage and debris. People will
be allowed on the Island to check their homes and secure
"If we have a good-sized storm, people may only be
permitted to come back during daylight hours and be re-
quired to leave at night," Cosby added. "We may not have
electricity or water. If you have to come here every day
to work on your house for awhile, you'll really appreci-
ate that tag."
Anna Maria Mayor Chuck Shumard said city clerks
feel the city "will be overwhelmed if they're in charge of
issuing the tags."
"You can put the manpower at the beginning of the
process or put it at the end of the process," Price re-
Holmes Beach Commissioner Sandy Haas-Martens
suggested issuing the tags on specific dates at specific
times to cut down on the work load and Commissioner
Don Maloney said that city volunteers would help.
Bradenton Beach Commissioner Gail Cole volun-
teered to develop a data base to track the tags.
"You have to have tracking, but this data base doesn't
have to be this massive and confusing albatross that ev-
eryone thinks," Speciale said. "It's so simple to do. We all
have the same program, we all put it on disk and we all
bring it to the fire department."
"This may not be the absolute answer, but it's the best
one we have right now," Price said. "If you don't do the
hanging tags, what are you going to do?"
Holmes Beach resident Bob Jones said, "The police
and fire officials are asking for this. They're the profes-
sionals. It's time to fish or cut bait because you're not serv-
ing the people. For one city to scuttle it would be an em-
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
out the premises after it's completely vacated, Shumard
To date, the city has received two proposals from
prospective vendors, one from Ralph Russell, owner of
Rotten Ralph's, and the other from Michael S. Thacker
of Chef Treys Steak & Lobster Co.
Commissioners briefly entertained shutting down
the pier completely, though they agreed to keep it open
to the public and fishermen unless vandalism becomes
Shumard said the city will unlock and lock the rest
rooms and clean the pier.
He said he would ask the sheriffs department to
step up efforts to patrol the area.
Commissioner Max Znika suggested the city hold
a special meeting right away to determine what course
of action it will take. The meeting is scheduled for S
a.m. Wednesday. Oct. 6.
Vice Mayor Robert McElhenv said he was sur-
prised and disappointed in Home.
The city spent more than six months negotiating in
good faith, he said. but all effort is not lost because the city
has a lease that can be transferred to another vendor.
McElheny invites anyone who may be interested in
submitting a bid to the city to pick up a copy of the
recently drafted lease at city hall.
McElheny said he's a firm believer that things hap-
pen for the best.
Traffic islands will bloom again
Work on two traffic islands at the intersection of
East Bay Drive and Manatee Avenue in Holmes
Beach proceeded last week with the addition of a
sidewalk across the median in anticipation of a
crosswalk. The plants died due to a faulty irrigation
system, which the city since repaired. The islands,
which were adopted by Everything Under the Sun
Garden Center, have been replanted. Islander
Photo: Pat Copeland.
Anna Maria city commissioners voted 4 to 1 to
approve awarding the city's drainage improvement and
sidewalk contract to owner Erdman T. MacKenzie of
E.T. MacKenzie Company of Florida Inc.
The contractor is a resident of Anna Maria and his
bid of $345,363 was the lowest of four presented to the
Lovin Construction Inc. was the highest bidder at
$546,600, followed by Spectrum Underground Inc. at
$444,629. The next lowest bidder was Gulf Contract-
ing Inc. with a bid of $396,850.
The city employed Joe Mittauer of Mittauer &
Associates to submit a survey of the proposed work and
Betty Jordan of Jordan and Associates to assist in the
writing of the Community Development Block Grant.
The city received the S500,000 grant in December
1997. A portion of the money has already been paid to
the grant writer and engineer leaving a balance of
$439,300 in the budget.
Shumard said residents volley between wanting the
sidewalks and not wanting them. Some people have
covered them up with sod because they don't want
them. He said the city has uncovered sidewalks while
working on other projects.
Commissioner George McKay asked what options
Shumard told residents they could attend a pre-
construction meeting Thursday, Sept. 30, to voice their
Charnock said the city may have to apply for new
permits if it alters its plans.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
Many residents wanted an explanation as to why a
swale will be placed in their front yards instead of in
their back yards where most of the flooding occurs.
They also complained that the city doesn't main-
tain its existing swales, which flood and create a cess-
pool for mosquitoes.
Seigrid Danzo. 302 Spring, said she just recently
learned of the city's plans. Her living quarters face the
swale that will extend far into her front lawn and she
and her husband will have to contend with an unattrac-
tive, mosquito-infested ditch, she said.
Sam Bowers. 209 Pine Ave.. said stakes that were
laid out by the surveying company marking the bound-
aries of the sale extend 22 feet into his front yard.
He also showed the commission a picture of a
number of trees that will be removed in the process.
one of which is 40 years old.
Vice Mayor Robert McElhenv said the sales will
sit on the city's right of way.
The sales may not benefit the homeowner di-
rectly. but they are part of a comprehensive design to
assist in the flow of stormwater, he said.
Shumard said the concept behind the swale is that
it takes water from other areas and removes it. He used
Tarpon Street as an example of a successful swale.
Not everyone is unhappy with the city's plans.
Carol Ann Magill said she is excited about the project
and only hopes it takes place before the next rain storm.
Car tags for Island entry
are priority, officials say
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER U OCTOBER 6, 1999 M PAGE 3 RM
Holmes Beach man arrested
for growing marijuana at home
By David Futch
A Holmes Beach charterboat guide was arrested Fri-
day, Oct. 1, for growing marijuana in the bedroom of his
home using sophisticated, powerful "grow lights."
Manatee County Sheriffs Office Delta Task Force
and Holmes Beach police arrested Raymond DeMarco,
306 61st St., after executing a search warrant at the
According to Holmes Beach Police Lt. Dale
Stephenson, DeMarco, 52, was charged with cultiva-
tion of marijuana, felony possession of marijuana, pos-
session of drug paraphernalia and possession of a fire-
arm by a convicted felon.
Police said they found 54 mature marijuana plants
with an estimated street value of $81,000.
"The room was set up real good. He had two huge
grow lights bigger than satellite dishes. We don't know
the candle power, but the bulbs were larger than a soft-
ball," Stephenson said. "He also had a spinning device
hung from the ceiling to mist the plants with water and
there was a vacuum system sucking the heat up into the
ceiling. He also had reflective film around the room.
"The plants were pruned and well taken care of.
DeMarco said they were for personal use, but with that
many plants it's more than just for personal use,"
The plants were "bushy and decent size, about 3-
1/2-feet tall," he said.
"If you take care of plants like this," Stephenson
said, "they go on indefinitely."
Police said they'd been watching DeMarco for
three weeks following notification from the U.S. Cus-
toms Service of an anonymous tip.
Vandals play 'hockey' in Holmes Beach
Eight mailboxes and a vehicle ended up on the wrong
end of a hockey stick welded by a vandal, or group of van-
Bayview is it!
Anna Maria residents will soon pick up and drop
off their mail at Bayview Plaza by the city pier.
In a letter to Mayor Chuck Shumard dated Oct.
1, Postal Service Real Estate Specialist Mary Presnell
announced the post office has made its decision.
Gary Sawtelle, district spokesperson for the
postal service, said postal service officials want
Anna Maria residents to be satisfied they're getting
the best post office and he thinks that will be ac-
complished at the Bayview site.
However, they're decision will not be official
until 30 days have passed. Anna Maria city offi-
cials will have an opportunity to offer comments
about the selected location.
dals, in Holmes Beach last week.
Reports began rolling in on Sept. 26 concerning mail-
boxes that had been damaged or destroyed by what ap-
peared to be a hockey stick. The mailboxes were located
in the 8400 block of Marina Drive, 200 block of 73rd
Street, 6300 block of Holmes Boulevard, 200 block of
76th Street, 300 block of 66th Street and 5100 block of
Later police were checking on a disabled vehicle
left in the 3600 block of East Bay Drive the previ-
ous day and found it had also been vandalized, ap-
parently with a hockey stick. Every window, mirror
and glass item on the vehicle was destroyed and the
driver's side had sustained severe damage, said the
report. A partial hockey stick was found at the scene.
According to the reports, one victim said there
was a heated hockey game between Manatee and
Bayshore high schools the previous day and tempers
were running high.
The incidents are under investigation.
Anna Maria City
10/6, 8 a.m., Special meeting regarding
the city pier.
10/12, 7:30 p.m., Commission work session.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
10/7, 7 p.m., Commission meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
10/12, 7 p.m., Commission meeting followed by
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
10/7, 10 a.m., Ad valorem tax alternatives
meeting, Holmes Beach City Hall.
10/13, 10 a.m., Island Emergency Operations
Center, Fire Station 1, 6001 Marina Drive,
Oct. 7, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Agenda: public hearing and second reading on
dishonored check ordinance, public hearing and
second reading on Time-Warner Communica-
tions contract, equal employment and sexual
harassment resolution discussion, Florida Mu-
nicipal Investment Trust investment for Tingley
Memorial Library discussion, pay telephone
contract discussion, site plan for Katie Pierola
Sunset Park presentation, millennium
Islandwide celebration update, recycle operation
first stage discussion, library budget revision
discussion, public works employee discussion,
public works computer discussion, Christmas
Prelude special event request, consent agenda
and public comment.
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JIj PAGE 4 E OCTOBER 6, 1999 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Two eateries want closure from Anna Maria
By Susan K. Kesselring
The issuing of a beer and wine license to two res-
taurants in the City of Anna Maria is still brewing.
Ed Spring, owner of Sign of the Mermaid, and Ato
Kelly, owner of Ato's Restaurant, were at city hall
Sept. 28 to again ask the city commission to allow them
to serve beer and wine to their customers.
Both restaurant owners say they have a difficult
time making ends meet and don't want to see another
tourist season come and go without being able to profit
from beer and wine sales.
Nothing has been discussed since Kelly and Spring
last approached the commission Nov. 10, nearly a year
ago. At the time, possible solutions to their dilemma in-
cluded talk of rewriting the city's current alcohol ordi-
nance to change the distance requirement, or making
exceptions to the ordinance.
pays off hall debt
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore an-
nounced Sept. 30 that the city has paid off the
$1.2 million loan used to finance construction of
the new city hall complex.
"The building was completed in January and
was completely paid for with the additional one-
cent sales tax revenue," Whitmore said.
According to City Treasurer Rick Ashley the
city has been paying on the loan since June 1998.
It has paid $74,888.91 in interest on the borrowed
funds in addition to $123,000 in principle.
The city submitted a check in the amount of
$1,077,117.11 to First Union Bank to clear the
debt. The city currently has no long-term debt or
The major obstacle faced by Kelly and Spring is
the requirement of a minimum distance from other es-
tablishments serving alcohol.
Anna Maria's current ordinance, last amended in
March 1996, prohibits post-1987 establishments from
selling alcohol if they are less than 2,500 feet from any
other business that sells alcohol or less than 2,500 feet
from an established church, in Ato's case, Roser Me-
morial Community Church.
Shumard said the city didn't let the issue die.
Changing the distance requirement of 2,500 feet to 500
feet would help Kelly, but not Spring who is within 500
feet of Tip of the Island restaurant, he said.
This time around, Spring asked commissioners to
drop the distance rule and amend its alcohol ordinance
to allow restaurants to sell beer and wine so long as 60
percent of sales comes from food and 40 percent from
This would protect the city from a string of bars
opening and benefit current and future restaurant own-
ers, he said.
Kelly said she has waited long enough for an an-
swer from the city.
She is closed at dinner time because it's not prof-
itable just serving food, she said.
Spring also said he has had to close two nights a
Both restaurants allow patrons to bring their own
beer and wine, but they don't profit by the arrangement.
State Rep. Mark Ogles said he is a regular cus-
tomer of Spring's, who often brings other delegates to
He said he's seen the 60-40 rule adopted through-
out the state and offered to have his staff research ele-
ments of the rule and forward the findings to the city's
Commissioner Doug Wolfe said he's been on
record since 1992 saying the city needs to add provi-
sions to its ordinance for the sale of beer and wine.
Citizens have a right to petition their government
for change as government can sometimes be over-pro-
tective, he said, and recommended the city look into the
legality of meeting both restaurants requests.
Commissioner Max Znika made a motion to have
the city attorney look into the legality of the 60-40 rule.
The vote was 3-2, with commissioners George
McKay and Robert McElheny voting nay.
McKay thinks the city's silent majority should be
able to voice its opinion by means of a straw vote.
McElheny is not in favor of revising or adopting
any ordinance that changes the city's zoning because
of repercussions it may cause down the road.
Critics of the restaurant owners' request claim the
restaurateurs knew of the ordinance when they decided
to set up shop.
Spring said former Mayor Ray Simches and former
Commissioner Mary Ross were trying to work some-
thing out with him. They since have passed away.
Spring said he could have gone anywhere to start
his business, but instead made his hometown the choice
for his restaurant.
The 2,500-foot law was challenged by Pat and Pete
Cain, owners of the former Candy Cains, who sold to
Edgar and Ato Kelly in 1994. The Cains sued the city
over its "location" rules and lost.
Resident Bill Worth said we have a good law that
has stood the test of a lawsuit.
Changing the law could have profound impact and
before long turn Pine Avenue into a "skid row" district,
Beach Bistro owner Sean Murphy said it's "almost
impossible" to make a living without serving alcohol.
The 60-40 rule is a good rule because it strikes a bal-
ance between food and liquor sales, he said.
"We're not talking about skid row. Were not talk-
ing about trashing your town," he said. "We're talking
about one of your neighbors trying to make a good liv-
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Bayview to do
Bayview Plaza, as it's
:. seen looking west from
. . the Anna Maria City
Pier, is nearly com-
"'" pleted. Owner Jim
S.. Toomey said the grand
111' :.I -opening of the retail
.P r -2-, I center will coincide
with the City of Anna
Saturday, Oct. 23.
Bridge Street area property swap still stalled
By Paul Roat
For lack of a survey, the settlement agreement
has been postponed again and again and again.
Bradenton Beach officials and Dr. Fred Bartizal,
principal with the Bridge Tender Inn on Bridge
Street at Bay Drive South, have been trying to ham-
mer out an agreement over who owns what property
in that part of the city.
Bartizal and city commissioners have apparently
reached an agreement, but commissioners have been
reluctant to formally approve the land swap until a
registered survey is produced for the area. And the
surveyors, Benson Engineering, have run into prob-
lems with the survey and haven't been able to com-
plete the document.
And so the problem, which has gone on for
years, is still stalled.
At issue is a dock Bartizal had built just south of
the boardwalk leading to the Bradenton Beach Fish-
ing Pier versus part of the boardwalk and clock
The city says the dock was not legally con-
Bartizal says the boardwalk and part of the clock
tower are on his property.
To solve the problem, the two parties have
reached a tentative settlement: Bartizal gives the city
the property around the boardwalk and clock tower,
plus the dock. In return, the city gives Bartizal a
dock farther to the south and property adjacent to it.
The four parking spaces in the boardwalk area
will not be changed under the agreement. Also, the
southernmost property will only be used for parking
As to the docks, the northernmost dock will be
a public structure. Any use Bartizal wishes for the
southernmost dock must receive city approval.
"I cannot in good conscience agree with such an
agreement without a survey," Mayor Connie
City Attorney Alan Prather said the city commis-
sion had agreed to resolve the matter without going
to court, and the agreement was not contingent upon
"The city has agreed to enter into an agreement
to transfer property," Prather said, "and the issue
will not be determined by a survey. The problem
is we cannot determine who the property belongs
to. By going this avenue, we can avoid litigation
and wrap it up once and for all."
"I'd like to see it tied up a little neater," Vice
Mayor John Chappie said of the matter, and the
commission agreed to table the matter until the
survey is finalized.
There's no word yet on when the survey will
Property surveys of where city land ends and
private land begins have been a sore point in
Bradenton Beach for years. There is no current, ac-
curate survey of city streets, alleys and rights of
way for Bradenton Beach. City commissioners
have placed funds in the budget for years for a
citywide survey, only to transfer the money to
other more pressing issues.
To illustrate the problem, there is apparently
one part of the city where a discrepancy exists of
more than 15 feet in property ownership, depend-
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The debate over the pier lease is over.
With only a moments' notice to the city, pier res-
taurant operator John Home packed up and vacated the
property, his lease a mere two days from expiring.
Now the debate continues over "why."
Things appeared to be moving along on Home's
behalf. Sure, the city wanted more money. But there
were considerations. Home was forgoing all mainte-
nance responsibility, something that fell 100 percent to
his side of the ledger on the "old" lease even to the
extent the tenant would be required to bear the cost if
the pier washed away.
And maintenance was a bone of contention to some
commissioners, rightfully looking to be reimbursed for
past expenditures on Home's behalf in 1998 and 1999
- and a whole lot more to come.
Preliminary cost estimates were $800,000 to re-
place decking, pilings and the pier sub-structure, not to
mention the deteriorating bait shop, rest rooms and
Home mentioned liability as his reason. He wasn't
happy with "his share" of liability. Of course not.
Anna Maria Oyster Bar Inc. and the city are being
sued by the wife of Alfred Haines for injuries he sus-
tained from a fall on the pier. The elderly Haines in-
jured his right shoulder, and his elbow and hip were
fractured. He subsequently died.
If Home simply dissolves the company his liabil-
ity may be limited, but if he files bankruptcy, his liabili-
ties will very likely evaporate as quickly as he did.
It's now up to the city to formulate a plan, hope-
fully to include criteria similar to Manatee County's
procedure for selecting a beach-concession vendor,
with an unbiased committee of professionals to review
and recommend a prospective tenant.
Based on estimates of Home's past revenue, $1.3
million-plus a year, it shouldn't be too tough to find
eager, generous contenders.
And hey, how about the city opening the bait shop
in the meantime? Fishermen gotta fish and isn't that
the the pier's attraction anyway?
Another done deal
Who could have guessed the post office would opt to
move to Bayview Plaza at Pine and Bay Boulevard?
Just about everyone. Original plans submitted to
the city by plaza-developer Jim Toomey two years ago
included the post office facility.
Post office trucks were observed at the new shop-
ping center last week pre-post office notification -
apparently unloading materials.
Now, how many Anna Maria residents want home
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I would like to thank Carrabba's Italian Grill for
the wonderful dinner they provided us at our monthly
Parents- Teacher Organization meeting at Anna Maria
Island Elementary School. The service and food was
exceptional. The event helped raise more than $1,000
towards our playground fund, and better yet, was a
good time for all.
I would also like to thank the numerous volunteers
and those special people who helped make this pos-
sible, including Sheila Oberhofer, Joyce Karp, Shawn
Carper, Charlie Kennedy and Diane Ice.
Our next family night PTO dinner will be in Octo-
ber. We hope to see you there.
Caryl Bouziane, Holmes Beach
Students safely at play
thanks to many
A year ago the Anna Maria Elementary Parents-
Teachers Organization took a deep breath and decided to
put safe, new equipment on our playground. Our goal was
to have the new equipment installed by the start of the
school year this fall. Well, school is in and so is our play-
It truly took a community to "raise" our playground.
In July, volunteers, including parents, school staff and
Privateers, installed our new equipment Donations from
Publix, Albertsons, Winn Dixie, Jessie's Island Store,
Wal-Mart and Tropicana kept our group well fed and
watered. Steve Titsworth Construction worked diligently
on the gazebo. Quality Builders donated ajump-rope pad
and additional sidewalks for the kindergarten playground.
Through the hard work of many, the ceramic hand-
print tiles went up on our school walls. What a colorful
addition they are to our school. The purchase of tiles pro-
vided more than S27.0(00 toward our goai. t's not too late
to show your support fo or our school b purchasing a cus-
tom-designed tile to add to our '. _" Inforrriatioi ii ava-.-
able at the school office.
\With a most-generous pledge of 5 5.0 from C r .:
and Joe, Lester of Hoirmes Beach. the 7undraising for :
and every one who helped to make our playground a re-
ality. Our children thank you.
Joyce Karp, PTO president
Re-entry tags meaningless
We keep reading with interest the plan for Anna
Maria Island residents to return to the Island after a hur-
When we were evacuated last year we packed up and
went to Seabreeze Elementary School. As we had our
canine companion with us, we spent the night in the car.
The following morning at about 6 a.m., we were told we
could return home to the Island.
When we got to the checkpoint on Manatee Avenue
at the bridge we were told we could not enter the Island
until 7 a.m. We drove back to Albertson's parking lot and
waited another hour.
At 7 a.m. we again drove to the bridge. To our sur-
prise there was no one there. We were the first two people
to return to the Island.
We could have been criminals looking to loot homes
and businesses, but we weren't. We were just a very tired
family wanting to get home.
Our question and concern is why have stickers, tags,
or any other form of identification, if it's not enforced?
Kitty DeGraves, Netty Yarbrough, Holmes Beach
Relaxing day in times of anxiety
After a stressful day of watching and hearing about
the eye of the hurricane and the intensity of possible de-
struction, my son Jonathan was beside himself with the flu
So, after work, I drove toward the Island and picked
up my son. then headed straight to Bradenton Beach. We
saw the beautiful sunset and walked the beach. He played
vw-i thte rushing waves and cool water, saw the beautiful
colors of the sunset against the impending arrival of a
nuricane. tien vwe dined at the Beach House restaurant.
Te anmbiarinc v;as rlaxii and lent itself to the
comoreiorn of a peacefu; and re"axig atmosphere in tne
m:acie 0J ao anxious ;me.
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THrSE WERE THtE AYS
Part 19, A Soldier's Story
by June Alder
American fighting men inch forward through the smoke of battle amid the war-
misshapen trees of a once-idyllic French wood.
DEATH ON HILL 298
In a muddy foxhole in the Argonne
Forest, Privates Clair Jones of Anna
Maria and his friend Will Austin
waited in the dark and cold for morn-
ing to come. They were among the half
million Americans about to fight the
last great battle of the Great War:.
Their specific mission was to rush for-
ward behind the infantry to erect a
gun emplacement on Hill 298. The
command to "go over the top" came
at 7:15. Austin's diary goes on:
Oct. 20, 1918. Facing our fox-
holes was a long hill or "hog's back"
covered with a fringe of woods on the
summit. When we reached this point
we were surprised by a "hell" of ma-
chine gun bullets which caused us to
quickly seek cover.
Our captain learned that the big bar-
rage by the American artillery, which
was to have cleared the way for the in-
fantry, had fallen short and the infantry
had been almost annihilated. So now it
was "up to us."
We went forward, driving the Ger-
mans out of the Bois de Pultiere. By
making a dash across an open field we
next gained the edge of Clair Chenes
woods. This woods was bristling with
machine guns, and we had a hot time.
Clair and I wondered what made the
bullets snap so some sounded like the
crack of a whip while others seemed to
moan. We discovered to our discomfort
that the bullets that snapped were pass-
ing a few inches from our faces while
those that passed at a distance of five
yards or more made the moaning sound.
Clair Chenes was a wood about one-
third of a mile wide and a mile long. Af-
ter we had taken about half of it a report
came to the captain that a number of
Germans were approaching on all edges
of the woods, perhaps 300 of them. We
would be surrounded. The officers held
a consultation and decided it was best to
occupy the hill, an excellent position
commanding the woods and surround-
We withdrew in good order and the
Germans, seeing our design, sent up a
flare signaling for a barrage. The reply
was immediate. The 77s and one
pounders dropped thick around us.
As we were about to make a bayo-
net charge to clear away the few gun-
ners that were between'its and the hill
a shell came in. It hit the ground about
30 feet to our right, and the concussion
nearly knocked us all down.
While we lay waiting for the gas to
clear so we could go on, I turned to
look at Clair (there was just one man
between us). His face was blank. I saw
that a piece of shrapnel had struck him
in the temple. It had apparently gone
straight to his brain.
I watched him die. He drew only a
few breaths, each one a little shorter
than the other, and then he was gone.
His only movement after he fell was to
draw his feet up a little as though to
make room for those to pass who were
coming behind him.
Will Austin and his comrades in
the Sixth Engineers did not need to
make a bayonet charge to gain Hill
298. For the Germans yielded it with-
out a fight. But six more days of severe
fighting and loss of life were required
before Hills 297 and 299 were taken.
Austin survived the battle and the
war which ended 22 days after Clair's
death. Some month's later Austin made
a trip to Anna Maria Key to present the
diary he had kept so meticulously to his
dead friend's mother. Among a few
observations he added was this:
When Clair and I went over the top
on Sunday morning, Oct. 20, our aim
had been to plant the machine gun on
Hill 299 and return possibly by 3
o'clock. Our company was gone for
seven days. We succeeded in gaining
enemy territory and holding it, but the
gun emplacement was never put in
place. What Clair and I set out to do
was not required after all.
Next: A glorious exit
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Island cities to
Tom Turner, chairman of Anna Maria's planning
and zoning board, recently told Island elected offi-
cials about his participation in a new four-county
The group includes representatives of local mu-
nicipalities in Manatee, Sarasota, Hillsborough and
Charlotte counties. It will focus on issues involving
the regional water supply; transportation; open
space, trails and greenways; hurricane planning and
"We will meet on a monthly basis to discuss
growth management issues," Turner said at a recent
meeting of the Coalition of Barrier Island Elected
Officials. "It is being set up as a 25-year program."
According to a letter announcing the meeting,
the group's representatives will "share with each
other major planning efforts that may have an impact
on the planning efforts of neighboring communi-
Turner said although Longboat Keysent a rep-
resentative, there were no representatives from
Holmes Beach or Bradenton Beach at the first orga-
'We're small out here and we get left out of a lot
of things," Turner told officials. "I think it would be-
hoove all four cities to participate."
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here they feel so wonderfully safe when they're
The LeCroys' descendants boast four tae kwan do
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Steven and Robin LeCroy and their four children
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In May 1998 Robin won the national championship
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 OCTOBER 6, 1999 0 PAGE 9 
Commission to support proposed one-cent sales tax
By Pat Copeland
Where will the money come from?
As this year's budget crunch ends for the three Is-
land cities, elected officials are looking for ways to
generate additional income in the future without rais-
ing. property taxes.
Holmes Beach city commissioners recently
pledged to support a Manatee County/school board
effort to revive the one-cent local option sales surtax.
Each municipality in the county is being asked to com-
mit to the project before plans proceed to put it on a
A similar one-cent sales tax was in place for five
years before sunsetting this year on July 1. The Island
cities received a portion of the one-cent tax, which was
required to be used for infrastructure projects. When
the tax ended, it left the cities scrambling for ways to
replace the revenue.
County and school board officials made separate at-
tempts to revive the tax, each for its own projects, in the
November 1998; however, both were rejected by voters.
Commissioner Sandy Haas-Martens said she's
been attending surtax tax-force meetings along with
other local elected officials.
"They want to know if we're for the tax, when do
we want it on the ballot, how long it should run and
what projects will the funds be used for?" Haas-Mar-
tens explained. "I'm supposed to bring our answers to
an October meeting."
Commissioner Rich Bohhenberger asked if there
has been any study on why the voters didn't approve
either tax last year.
City Treasurer Rick Ashley, who has been attend-
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stream of revenue, elected officials throughout the
country are seeking alternatives to raising revenue.
Sharon Fox, Tampa's tax revenue coordina-
tor, will make a presentation on those alternatives
available to local officials at 10 a.m. Oct. 7 in
Holmes Beach City Hall. Fox will discuss fran-
chise fees, telecommunications opportunities and
other fundraising opportunities.
ing the meetings with Haas-Martens, said there has
been some discussion on "whether the county and
school board shot each other in the foot" because each
entity sought a tax, resulting in two tax issues on the
"A lot of people that I talked to said, 'Didn't you
get it the first time? We don't want another tax,"'
Mayor Carol Whitmore said.
"We need to make people understand that this is an
opportunity to raise user taxes," Maloney noted. "We
have to give up this idea that ad valorem is an endless
river of income and start thinking of ways to get more
money from users not just from residents."
Ashley pointed out that with a sales tax, tourists
and others who spend money in the community also
pay a share.
"I'm not in favor of raising taxes, but I'm not opposed
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After discussion, commissioners said they would
agree to a five-year tax and to putting the question on
the November 2000 ballot.
Maloney asked Ashley to compile a list of needs
the city cannot fulfill without a tax.
"We haven't addressed major drainage problems in
the upcoming budget year," Ashley said. "I have a very
conservative list of drainage improvements that total up
to more than $1 million. The city has to address these
needs and the money has to come from somewhere."
The projects, including study cost and project cost
Gulf Drive, $18,750, $225,000.
Marina Drive, $11,250, $64,000.
Palm, Marina, Key Royale drives and 66th Street
intersection, $11,250, $75,000.
Gulf Drive from 77th Street to Marina Drive,
South central neighborhood, $11,250, $60,000.
Southern neighborhood, $11,250, $75,000.
Key Royale Drive, $7,500, $20,000.
Holmes Boulevard, $7,500, $35,000.
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Uncle Jack, played by Richard Garcia relays priestly stories to his nieces in Island Players' production of
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Romantic music and adventure set on a tropical
island. What better location for such a movie than Anna
This is exactly where "On an Island With You"
was filmed in 1948.
There was a big problem how to get the actors and
equipment from Hollywood to Anna Maria. Jack Holmes,
Anna Maria entrepreneur and developer in the '40s, solved
it. He built a landing strip in the center of the Island start-
ing where the Island Branch Library is now located.
Island girls were recruited to swim in the spectacu-
lar swimming scenes led by beautiful Esther Williams.
The film made her one of the top box office attractions
in the '40s and '50s.
Peter Lawford played the love interest as the hand-
some Navy flyer. Set to strains of Xavier Cugat's
rhumba beat, the movie costars Ricardo Montalban,
Cyd Charisse and Jimmy Durante.
The full-length movie will be shown at the Island
Historical Museum Saturday, Oct. 16, starting at 11
a.m. Admission to the museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria City, is free.
A new shipment of Egmont Key lighthouse T-
shirts is in. Children's shirts are expected any day.
Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday, Thursdays and Saturdays. Details are
available at 778-0492.
Off Stage Ladies
The Off Stage Ladies of the Island Players will
hear directors of the season's offerings when they meet
at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. Oct. 13. at the Seafood
Shack. at the mainland end of the Cortez Bridge.
The director will highlight their plays for this
51st Players sea:,;:: "Dancing at Lushnasa." "The
Unexpected Guest." "Moor Over Buffalo."
"Squabbie<" and "After Piay."
Hostesses for the meeting v. ill be Lois Schipper and
Teddy Morgan. Reservations must be made with Ruth
Stevens at 794-2188. For information, call 778-7865.
Qigong class resumes
Qigong. a "self-care" health system used by both
the healthy and the ill, will resume classes Thursday,
Oct. 7, at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
The Center said qigong "combines movement,
meditation and breath regulation to enhance the flow
of vital energy, improve blood circulation and enhance
immune function." The opening class will be at 9 a.m.
Details are available at 778-1980.
Island library closing
The Island Branch Library will be closed
Monday morning, Oct. 11, along with all other
units of the Manatee County Public Library sys-
tem. Staff in-service training is scheduled during
The Island library at 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, will reopen for business as usual
at 1 p.m. Normal hours there start at 10 a.m. daily
except Sunday, when it is closed. The branch is
open until 8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, 6 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday, 5 p.m. Friday and Satur-
day. Information is available at 778-6341.
Art League schedules
Classes for the autumn season and through the win-
ter have been announced by the Anna Maria Island Art
League. They will be at the league's quarters, 5312
Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Starting Friday, Oct. 8, are:
Pottery Raku Creations, taught by Regina Faya-
Rishavy, Fridays through Nov. 12 from 12:30 2:30 p.m.
Teens Raku Pottery by Ms. Faya-Rishavy, Fridays
through Nov. 12 from 3 5 p.m.
Children's Painting and Drawing, Sandra French, for
ages 4 5, Saturdays 9 10:30 a.m. Oct. 9 Nov. 13.
Children's Painting and Drawing, Ms. French, for ages 7
- 10, Saturdays 10:45 a.m. 12:15 p.m. Oct. 9 Nov. 13.
Children's Tile Painting, Ms. Faya-Rishavy, for ages 10
- 14, Saturdays 12:30 2:30 p.m. Oct. 9 Nov. 13.
Ballroom Sampler, Waltz and Tango. Robin Rhodes.
Tuesday 7 8 p.m. Oct. 12 No.. 2.
Stained Giass. Beginning and Intermediate. Ms.
French, Wednesday 10 a.m. noon. Nov. 3 Dec. 3.
Social events include a stained glass demonstration
by MNI. French from I 3 p.m. Oct. 30. and her stained
glass box workshop frormr 10 a.m. 2 p.rr. Dec. 1 .
Continuing classes meeting the year around are:
Monday 10 a.m. noon. Watercolor, taught by
Julie Claudel Stewart.
Tuesday 10 a.m. 12:30 p.m., Watercolor, Bar-
bara Singer. 12:30 2:30 p.m., Oil/Acrylic Painting, Pegi
Clark Pearson. 4:45 6:15 p.m., Children's Prismacolor,
Wednesday 10 a.m. noon, Al Fresco Water-
color, Ms.Singer. 5 6:30 p.m., Children's Prismacolor,
Ms. Stewart Primacolor Drawing, Ms. Stewart, 6:30 8
Thursday 10 a.m. noon, Primacolor Drawing,
Ms. Stewart 6:30 8:30 p.m., Open Studio.
For more information, plus prices, call778-2099.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 OCTOBER 6, 1999 0 PAGE 11 1[
Holmes Beach resident
challenges building official ruling
By Pat Copeland
If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, is it
a duck? Or, in this case, a duplex?
Holmes Beach resident Joe Kennedy came to city
hall last week to ask commissioners to overturn a de-
cision by the city's building official that his neighbor's.
home is a legal duplex.
The property at question is at 226 S. Harbor Drive,
adjacent to Kennedy's property at 228 S. Harbor Drive.
Kennedy claims the structure on the property is a
single-family dwelling, while Building Official Bill
Saunders has ruled that it is a nonconforming two-fam-
"I'm not here to take away anybody's legal rights
to their property, especially my new neighbor," said
Kennedy, a building contractor and real estate agent,
who is also a member of the city's planning commis-
sion. "What started out as a benign question prompted
by curiosity has become much more complicated. I
believe it's now a density issue."
Kennedy said the structure was for sale as single
family, but sold as a duplex, and has been listed on the
property tax roll as single family for nearly 50 years.
He said the property has one electric meter, one water
meter, one mailbox and one propane gas tank.
"What are you asking us to do?" Commission Vice
Chairman Don Maloney asked.
"I received a determination on the property as a
duplex, and in my opinion it's unfounded," Kennedy
replied. "I want to see sufficient proof that this struc-
ture is a duplex."
"I still don't understand why you're here," Mayor
Carol Whitmore said.
Kennedy said he's appealing the building official's
decision. He said that according to city code, any party
who has been adversely affected by an interpretation of
the building official may appeal to the city commission
for a reversal.
"Most of the lots in the Sportsman's Harbor sub-
division have become nonconforming and they can
only support a single-family house," Kennedy said.
"You can't build a duplex."
"They're not changing the building," Whitmore
Saunders said the structure was built as a duplex in
about 1949, which predates the city's incorporation.
Therefore, the city has no records to prove the exact
"It was built as a duplex and it's clearly the same
today as it was then," Saunders said. "The building is
comprised of two separate, complete dwelling units.
We don't care how the county taxed it, how the power
company put power in there or whose water meter it
Saunders said that'prior to its recent sale, the build-
ing was rented for 10 years to one person whose mother
lived in the second unit.
"It doesn't have to be rented to qualify as a duplex,
and its listing on the tax roll doesn't affect its zoning
status," Saunders noted. "I disagree with every state-
ment Joe has made."
Whitmore said the city stands on its decision. How-
ever, City Attorney Patricia Petruff said the commis-
sion must take a formal vote on the issue at its next
"This is a question of fact," Petruff said. "Mr.
Kennedy needs to provide the commission with his
entire statement. You need to review the facts and de-
cide whether to uphold or overturn the determination
of the building official."
'Guest' auditions Oct. 10
Auditions for "The Unexpected Guest," an
Agatha Christie play, is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Oct.
10 at Island Players theater located on the comer of
Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue in Anna Maria.
Director Geoff Todd has parts for seven men
and three women of various ages. The play will
run from Dec. 3-12. For more information, call
Todd at 792-3986.
Healing the natural way
Here's to Your Health, a natural foods and health
store, will sponsor a talk by naturopath Dr. Robert
Morse at 1 Saturday, Oct. 9.
He will speak on cleansing the body of toxins and
rejuvenating the tissues at a cellular level with herbs
and diet. His clinical practice of iridology and God's
Herbs laboratory are in Port Charlotte. Here's to Your
Health is located at 5340 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
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Frederick B. Auten
Frederick B. Auten. 74. of Parrish. died Sept. 30 in
Blake Medical Center.
Born in Cass City. Mich.. Mr. Auten came to
Manatee County from there three months ago. He re-
tired as president of Cass City State Bank. which was
in the Auten family for three generations. It is now
Chemical Financial Corp. He attended First Presbyte-
rian Church. Cass City. He was a member of Veterans
of Foreign Wars. past president and treasurer of the
Hills and Dales Medical Center. past president of the
Gavel Club. the Chamber of Commerce. Village Coun-
cil and the Community Club. all in Cass City.
He held a seat on the Presbyterian Board of Trust-
ees. Rawson Foundation Board and East Central
Michigan Comprehensive Health Planning Council
Facilities Commission. He was a Sunday school
teacher and was on the Boy Scout Commission. He
served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Services and burial will in Cass City. Covell Cre-
mation & Funeral Center is in charge of local arrange-
ments. Memorial contributions may be made to Hos-
pice of South west Florida. 5955 Rand Blvid.. Sarasota.
FL 3423S. or to Fir't Presbx-:erian Church. 6505
Church. C1a< Cit\. Nil -S-26.
He is c urvixed b\ hix '.. ie. Je.:;-e: a Xe.
Mlardi Couix of .-\nna Nlaria I.iaic.: :. o ,ia,. A::re'A.
of marathonn. and Charle<. of Den': er: a I':-e. C"ro:- e
Schmidt-Fcllner of Stamnford. Co,'r..: i tr.:-er.
Charges, of Bo\ ne Cit., .Mich.: and :v-. o -rin.d;hiiUren.
Carol I. Calhoun
Carol I. Calhoun. 61. of Bradenton. died Sept.
30. at home.
Born in Detroit, Mrs. Calhoun came to Manatee
County from Mansfield, Ohio, in 1975. She was a
homemaker. She was a member of Women of the
Moose 1601. Bradenton Beach. She attended Christ
Service was held Oct. 4 at Christ Episcopal
Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Hos-
pice of Southwest Florida. 5955 Rand Blvd.. Sarasota,
She is survived by her husband. Robert: a daugh-
ter. Cheryl Bagwell of Tallahassee: two brothers. Ron
Dovey of Fort Myers and Rick Dovey of Pacifica. Ca-
lif.: her mother Jessie Dovey of Bradenton: and two
Howard W. 'Smokie' Haring
Howard W. "Smokie" Haring. 81. of Aurora and
Calabash. N.C.. and formerly of Holmes Beach. died
Sept. 16 at hi, summer home in Aurora.
Born in Lansing. Mich.. Mr. Harine moxed to Anna
Maria Island after retirement last year. He v. a a retired
lieutenant clone! In the L.S. Air Force and ,er-.ed a
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He is survived by his wife. Edith Brow n: a daugh-
ter. Donna Doty: three sons. Richard. John and James:
a sister. Lois Haring Hoiden: 10 grandchildren and
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Anna Maria : BB
Elementary School (
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Monday, 10/11/99 .
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice .. .
Lunch: Chicken Nuggets or Grilled Cheese,
Salad, Juice, Fruit
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and Tomato, Fresh Fruit, Brownie -. ," -. ;'
* Wednesday, 10/13/99 -' i. .
Breakfast: Eggs or Cereal, Toast, Juice ,
Lunch: Chicken Patty or Junior Sub, Carrots n .ra ,
* with Dip, Fruit, Dessert .-".
* Thursday, 10/14/99 Personalized tiles for sale
* Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice
* r* Anna Maria Elementary School Parent-Teachers Organization raised $60,000 needed to replace the school's
S Lunch: Pizza or Nachos and Cheese, Corn,
Salad, Ice Cream outdated playground equipment through various fundraisers this school year and last. In one such fundraiser,
Salad, Ice Cream
SFriday, 10/15/99 PTO members sold wall files to individuals and businesses for the walls outside the school's office and
Sl cafeteria. Though most spaces have been sold, afew remain for available. Prices range from $25for students
* No School Record Day
All meals served with milk. and alumni to $100for business and personal messages. For more information on size and design choices,
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Jim and Hazel
Warwick, R.I., enjoy
reading The Is-
lander Bystander at
Resort in North
Anna Maria Island
owner of Captain's
contact with home
on a chilly, rainy
day in Ireland.
Deur's visit last frontier
Marc and Mary Deur of Holmes Beach and Lansing,
Mich., took a trip to Fairbanks, Alaska. The "Wel-
come to Fairbanks" mileage post indicates Miami is
only 4,815 miles away.
7. -Loco motive?
Girls sport traditional island wearLc m i
Girlsr An na Maria photographer Don Sudnik gets a derisive hoot from Mexican buddies
Tesha Oliver of Holmes Beach. left. and Danielle Davenport of Seartle. Wash.. hrin as the misread The Islander Bstrander' headline, 'L.cal photographer opens
along a copy of the Islander Bystander on their trip to the D~. Tortu as .ationa/ photo ealer in Sarasota" the;. houg/h ir aid "inco. He didn't argue, he
Park in Fort Jefferson near Key \Wes. aid. "I a-m k. thee n, a : c p/ho rapher from Anna Maria.
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Sept. 27, possession of alcohol on the beach, 9900
block of Gulf Drive.
Oct. 1, theft from a vending machine, criminal
mischief, 9906 Gulf Drive, coin laundry. The com-
plainant reported an unknown person attempted to gain
entry to a bill-change machine and clothes dryer, but
was unsuccessful. A wall-mounted soap dispenser was
broken into and the coin box emptied.
Sept. 24, lost property a wallet, 2513 Gulf
Drive, Circle K.
Sept. 24, trespass times two, Cortez Beach. The
officer observed two subjects on the erosion-control
groin past the no-trespassing sign and issued notices to
Sept. 25, lost property, 120 Bridge St., Drift Inn.
The complainant reported she left her purse on the bar
while playing a bowling game and when she returned,
it was gone. The purse was valued at $30 and contained
$230 in cash, identification and keys.
Sept. 27, theft, Coquina Beach. The victim re-
ported he placed his cellular phone valued at $100, a
pager valued at $40 and his wallet under a towel and
when he returned, they were gone. The wallet con-
tained identification and $70 in cash.
Sept. 28, burglary to a business, 115 Seventh St.
N., coin laundry. The complainant reported an un-
known person entered the business, pried open a
change machine and removed $120, kicked the storage
room door off its hinges and removed $200 in change.
Damages were $1,000.
Sept. 28, theft, fraudulent use of a credit card,
forgery, 2500 block of Avenue B. The victim re-
ported she received a credit card statement showing
two charges she did not make. She said she ques-
tioned the suspect and the suspect confessed to us-
ing the card. The case is under investigation.
Sept. 28, seized tag, Coquina Beach. The officer
on patrol checked a tag and found it expired in 1998,
not in 2000 as the decal showed. He seized the tag and
attempted to contact the owner.
Sept. 28, DWLS with knowledge third offense,
possession of marijuana, 7500 block of Cortez Road
West. The officer said he was stopped at the intersec-
tion of Cortez Road and 75th Street and observed
Donald A. Evans Jr., 29, of Bradenton, run a stop sign
nearly hitting another vehicle. The officer stopped
Evans and a check showed his driver's license was
suspended numerous times.
The officer said Evans admitted to being arrested
for DWLS twice in the past. Due to his nervous behav-
ior, Evans was asked to step out of the vehicle. An as-
sisting sheriff's deputy observed a bag of marijuana
where Evans had been sitting. Evans was placed in
Sept. 24, found property two boogie boards,
77th Street beach cabana.
Sept. 24, DUI, 7700 to 8500 block of Palm
Drive. The officer was alerted by a citizen about a
possible drunk driver. The officer said he observed
Michelle Kwiecinski, 38, of Anna Maria, cross the
center line and drive off the side of the road numer-
The officer activated his lights and said Kwiecinski
drove into the on-coming lane, forcing another vehicle
off the road before stopping. The officer began admin-
istering field performance tests but said he couldn't
continue for fear that Kwiecinski would injure herself.
She was placed in custody.
Sept. 25, assistance, 100 block of White Avenue.
The complainant reported a large tree limb in the road
and the officer obtained a chain saw from the public
works department, cut up the limb and removed it.
Sept. 26, vandalism, 5201 Gulf Drive, A Para-
dise Realty. The victim reported an unknown person
scratched the paint on his vehicle causing $800 in
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Sept. 26, theft of a boat trailer tag, King Fish Boat
Sept. 27, battery, 400 block of 63rd Street. The
complainant reported she was in bed when the subject
came to her front door and began hitting and kicking
the door. The complainant said when she opened the
door, the subject began yelling and hitting her.
The subject said a friend told her the complainant
yelled and cursed at her children at the bus stop that
morning. The subject said she confronted the com-
plainant but the complainant attacked her first. The
officer issued capiases for both.
Sept. 27, suspicious, 500 block of Key Royale
Drive. The complainant reported a decal was missing
from a vehicle.
Sept. 27, suspicious, 4000 Gulf Drive, Mana-
tee County Public Beach. The complainant reported
the subject was hiding in bushes and watching
women. The officer found the subject lying on a
bedroll in the bushes. The subject said he was stay-
ing at the Salvation Army, but the officer noted he
appeared homeless because he had his possessions
with him. The officer checked the subject for war-
rants and advised him against camping on the beach.
Sept. 28, assistance, 600 block of Manatee Av-
enue. The officer helped push a disabled vehicle off the
Sept. 28, battery, Seaside Court. The complain-
ant reported the subject kicked her vehicle and at-
tempted to hit her. The subject said the complainant
asked him to repair her vehicle and when he arrived
at the residence, they began arguing. The subject
said the complainant took his vehicle keys, struck
him several times, threw his keys at him and kicked
his vehicle. The officer issued capiases for both.
Sept. 30, animal, 300 block of Clark. The com-
plainant reported the subject's dog was on a rope long
enough ot jump the fence where it was tied. The of-
ficer observed the dog on the outside of the fence, then
observed it jump back into its yard. He advised the
subject about the problem.
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Two Nicks lead LaPensee
win over Bistro
Strong play by Nick Sato and Nick Smith led
LaPensee Plumbing's 4-1 win over Beach Bistro in a
Tuesday, Sept. 28, Division 3 soccer match at Anna
Maria Island Community Center.
Ian Douglas and Sean Price also scored for the
undefeated LaPensee team.
But it was the superb dribbling of Sato and Smith's
aggressive play that kept Bistro off balance throughout
Bistro had a difficult time getting untracked as the
two Nicks, Douglas and Price, continually stole the ball
and drove down the field with good passes and head-
Jarrod McKenzie scored the lone goal for Bistro on
Carper, Mitchell score seven to
pace Palm Tree Villas
Spencer Carper scored four goals and Joel Mitchell
netted three as Palm Tree Villas crushed Oden-Hardy
Construction 8-0 Division 3 soccer action Friday, Oct.
1, at the Center.
The two, along with good defense by Amber
Wright, kept the Oden-Hardy team on its heels
throughout the game.
-One goal occurred when the goalie backed into the
net with the ball. Despite the superior play from Carper
and Mitchell, Oden-Hardy goalie Tyler Fitzgerald
made several impressive saves.
Mitchell started the barrage when he scored on a
breakaway with a left-footed kick he powered over the
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After three saves by Fitzgerald, Mitchell put on a
soccer clinic with a hard shot to make it 3-0 and fol-
lowed a minute later on a steal and breakaway goal for
Just before the half, Fitzgerald made another save
but was called for backing into the goal.
It took Palm Tree about 10 minutes to get things
started in the second half. When they did, it was Carper
who made two good breakaway goals, then scoring the
final goal on a long kick that dropped in just over
Fitzgerald's outstretched hands.
Letter keys on parent problem
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Then I read what Dr. Gwendolyn Wilen had to say
in the three-page, single-spaced letter titled "Our chil-
dren are our future if sports doesn't destroy them
I was reminded of my experiences coaching Pop
Warner football and Little League baseball and how
intrusive and cruel parents of young children can be
toward a person willing to volunteer their time and ex-
Wilen, who has a doctorate in education adminis-
tration, goes on to say that despite never having
coached any sport on any level, she volunteered to
teach basketball at Sarasota YMCA's Euclid branch.
Wilen had two good reasons for giving up her time
to some eager young minds: Her grandson was playing
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SPORTS, FROM PAGE 16
for the Mini Dunkers and none of the other parents
spoke up when asked.
Although she knew nothing about teaching basket-
ball, Wilen said in her letter that her husband owned a
boxing gym, she had played basketball as a young girl
and woman, her brother-in-law had coached a team that
went to the Final Four of college basketball and her
brothers played the game incessantly as youths.
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Division 2 (Ages 10-11) All games begin at 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 7 Air & Energy vs. Florida Yacht Connection
Oct. 12 Air & Energy vs. Pool America
Division 3 (Ages 8-9) All games begin at 6 p.m.
Oct. 8 LaPensee Plumbing vs. Oden Hardy
Oct. 11 Longboat Observer vs. Beach Bistro
Oct. 12 Palm Tree Villas vs. LaPensee Plumbing
Division 4 (Ages 5-7)
Oct. 7 Air America vs. Harry's Continental Kitchens at 6 p.m.
Jessie's Island Store vs. West Refrigeration at 7 p.m.
Oct. 12 Jessie's Island Store vs. Galati Marine at 6 p.m.
Island Real Estate vs. West Coast Refrigeration at 7 p.m.
Oct. 13 Harry's Continental Kitchens vs. West Coast Refrigeration at 6 p.m.
(First team listed is home team)
She then went to the library and found two books
to help her develop a basketball teaching program for
her Mini Dunkers, all of whom were second graders.
One was "The Basketball Players Bible," which
has received kudos from a number of recognized
coaches, and another called "Youth Basketball," which
is recognized as a guide for coaches and parents.
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Too many manatees? Books? Mussels?
It's desk-clearing time again, and here are some
snippets of lore you may find of interest.
Too many manatees?
Boating industry giants in Florida have banded
together to fight for removing manatees from the en-
dangered species list, claiming the sea cow population
has rebounded and there's no further need for manatee
protection zones from boaters.
Tallahassee lobbyist Wade Hopping says, "All of
the evidence currently available indicates that the
manatee population is stable and growing at some-
where between three and 10 percent."
Winner in the Sept. 29 horseshoe games
were Jack Cooper of Holmes Beach and Bill
Starrett of Anna Maria. Runners-up were Ron
Pepka of Anna Maria and Ed Schroder of
Winners in the Oct. 2 games were George
McKay of Anna Maria and Pepka. Runners-up
were Cooper and Darrel Ditzel of Orlando.
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.
SPORTS, FROM PAGE 17
Wilen's emphasis was on what we all hope our
children get out of sports: sportsmanship, following the
rules, becoming a team player, good decision making.
Then the trouble started.
One of the parents refused to cooperate, even go-
ing so far as to interfere and try to run Wilen's program.
She started screaming at Wilen during games and made
a rude remark to Wilen's grandson after a game.
Then a YMCA sports director criticized Wilen af-
ter talking to an upset parent, who happened to be one
of the director's friends.
"The entire ordeal affected me, but it affects the
children most," Wilen said over the phone. "The kids
were starting to blend together at school. They talked
and shared. Then this happens. We can say kids don't
know what's going on but they do."
Children aren't blind. It's amazing what they take
in and process.
Let's keep this little vignette in mind the next time
you want to "kill the coach" for not doing what you
think is the right thing.
They're only trying to help.
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Years ago, a scientist at Mote Marine Laboratory
talked to me about aerial counts of manatees. He dis-
counted the annual numbers, saying that the counts
didn't necessarily reflect-the actual number of the ma-
rine mammals, but merely indicated the number of
animals that could be spotted on the day the counts
Murky water, manatees lurking under overhang-
ing tree branches, a sun flare masking a pod of sea
cows all could put off the count on a given day, he
said, and you needed to average the counts over sev-
eral years to come up with a semi-accurate census.
But whether there are 2,000 or 3,000 of the mam-
mals out there, there's one figure that is accurate: 415
manatees died in 1996, of an estimated population of
2,600. That's about one-fifth of the entire Florida
population, and that's a huge shock to the species by
The concept of striking the strict laws protecting
manatee-favored places from boaters seems to me to
send a message to the public from the boating indus-
try that it's all right to chew up manatees with boat
Now, is that what's really being proposed here?
I got a call a few months ago from a colleague who
works for another community newspaper. He was
working on a weird story that had all the earmarks of
a "Catch-22"-type event. That catch, by the way, is
from a book by Joseph Heller, and my buddy won-
dered if I had the book and could cite the quote for
Sure I've got "Catch-22," I said, and started to
look for it. And look. And look. Since my books
weren't in any kind of order, I started at one end of the
bookcases and slowly worked my way through the
volumes while he impatiently waited. I found the book
at last it was the last book on the last shelf from
where I started, of course.
I vowed to put the books in some kind of order, but
lacked the space to do the job right. Since I was mov-
ing soon, I figured it was finally time to organize.
So a cabinetmaker friend came over, and we de-
vised and built a bookshelf arrangement to hold all the
books. Actually, he devised and built: I paid and sup-
plied the necessary adult beverages to accomplish the
task, then organized by author what amounts to 125
linear feet of bookshelves.
I find I'm insufferably smug about getting every-
thing in its rightful place for the first time in my life.
I'm also fascinated by a new book out that describes
the history of the bookshelf by an author whose pre-
vious works include what was described as "an ex-
haustive history of the pencil."
Henry Petroski has written "The Book On the
Bookshelf." which takes the reader from the scroll
storage systems of the Greeks to the British sliding
bookshelves to today's ideal bookshelf length of 40
inches so the shelf doesn't sag in the center.
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review of Petroski's book:
"As every reader knows, the intricacies of decid-
ing where each book will go present an essential and
difficult conundrum: essential because every bookshelf
is, in some deep sense, a mirror of that reader's soul,
and difficult because the order favored reflects the will
of a small god who has chosen a few elect from the
ever-increasing and scarcely read universal library."
As good environmentalists, we know the harm that
non-native plants and animals bring to the environ-
ment. Brazilian pepper and Australian pine trees cre-
ate a monoculture that chokes out native plants and
creates a "no-natural-plant" zone that is unfriendly to
birds, insects, sea life and animals.
Hydrilla gobbles up lakes and ponds with its mass
of fast-growing plants.
And up north, the pesky zebra mussels choke wa-
ter treatment plant outfalls in the Great Lakes.
You probably haven't heard much about zebra
mussels, since they don't like saltwater much and
aren't much of a problem in Florida. The little mollusks
apparently came to the United States in the bilges of
ships and thrived in the lakes and rivers of the north-
east. Zebra mussels have to be cleaned out from pipes
periodically, and cost utilities and other businesses that
need a direct flow of freshwater millions of dollars a
They also appear to be voracious filter-feeders and
are thought to be one of the reasons that Lake Erie is
suddenly so clear that a booming scuba diving indus-
try has sprouted in the once-murky depths. Now, it's
not all the zebra mussels' doing that caused the clear
water the United States and Canada have dumped
$5 billion into waste treatment and pollution abeyance
measures in the past 30 years.
But all those little mussels and all that filtration has
really done something to improve water quality there.
Divers say visibility sometimes is as much as 50 feet
in Lake Erie these days, the clearest the water has been
in decades. The water clarity has allowed documenta-
tion of more than 1,700 shipwrecks, too, and some es-
timates put the number of downed boats at close to
So, maybe a bad thing isn't always all bad after all.
Spam-safe for 2000
This item is for Islander cartoonist Jack Egan, a
true Spam aficionado. He won an award for The Is-
lander Bystander from the Florida Press Association
for a humor feature he wrote about Spam. of all things,
and we didn't even know he knew how to write....
Hormel. the manufacturer of the weird meat prod-
uct. is reporting a 23 percent increase in stock prices
this year as compared to last. It seems that with the
Y2K fear, people are stocking up on Spam just in case
the worst happens.
By the way. Hormel sells 160 million cans of Spam
a year. and the "Hormel Spiced Ham" as it was
originally called has been around since 1937. It also
seems to last forever, since one woman brought a can
to the company that was dated circa-World War II and
"It was still fresh." a company spokeperson said.
I think I'll leave it to Egan to decide if an ancient
can of Spam is any good. though.
Here's some numbers provided by the International
Game Fish Assocjation: There are 1 14 commercial
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Reds, snook, grouper, mackerel all hitting
By Capt. Mike Heistand and Capt. David Futch
It's too bad the winter season fishing customers
aren't here right now. Or is it?
With many species of fish, especially, reds,
snook, grouper and mackerel, all tearing it up right
now it would make it a thrilling experience for our
Then again, we do have it all to ourselves so get
out and have some fun.
Also, look for the fall kingfish run to heat up as
the Gulf cools down.
The Rod & Reel Pier reported catches of reds
and the redfish cousin black drum, mackerel, a few
snook and a lot of jacks and ladyfish.
The Anna Maria Fishing Pier bait shop closed
last week but likely fishermen catches were the same
as the Rod & Reel.
At Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle, Carl said
shrimp are coming on strong. The wade fishermen
are getting a lot of snook, trout are scattered while
kingfish were spotted in numbers 30 miles out.
Carl added that you can buy a fishing license by
calling 1-888-FISHFLO, give them your credit card
number and they will send it to you.
Annie's Bait & Tackle reporting for Capt. Zack
with the Dee-Jay II said Harry and Keith Pratt and
Bill Blalock from Bradenton nailed a mixed bag of
snook, trout, redfish, flounder and mangrove snap-
per on Thursday. In the Gulf, there are a lot of big
Spanish mackerel, cobia are showing up and kings
are on the way.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said snook, red-
fish, trout and mackerel are producing from local
piers while grouper and snapper and amberjack to
100 pounds were caught offshore last week.
SAT 8AM 4PM
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
there are reds in Terra Ceia Bay. There also was a
boat that left the dock with four youngsters on it and
when they returned they had two legal-sized snook
and black drum.
Capt. Sam Kimball with the Legend said this
week's fishing produced some big gag grouper to about
15 pounds and red grouper to 10 pounds while the
snapper bit well. There are lot of big mackerel out there
and Kimball said they boated one that was 28 inches.
Capt. Rick Gross said snook fishing has improved
this week with fish to 34 inches while reds are biting
Capt. Tom Chaya said he caught mackerel in
the Gulf and reds in the bay. Tom says get ready for
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never went out further than 20 miles. There are man-
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Capt. Thorn Smith of Angler's Repair on
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Van Ostenbridge brothers place 1-2 in tourney
Brothers Scott and Butch Van Ostenbridge
battled it out in the weekly Sunrise Golf Tournament
held this week at the Links at Greenfield Plantation
Get your tickets now
The natural wonders of Egmont Key will be
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Empty seats will be filled by standbys after 2:55
p.m. the day of program. For more information,
call the library at 778-6341. The library is located
at 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
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Scott won out in the end when he chipped in on the
18th hole to beat Butch by a point on a modified
Stableford System that awards players one point for
bogey, two for par, four for birdie and eight for eagle.
Walking off the 17th tied for the lead, Scott's drive
on 18 found the fairway while Butch's found the wa-
ter. It cost him at least a tie and a penalty stroke.
Scott, having troubles of his own, made it
greenside in four with Butch lying five on the green.
Scott chipped in to eke out the win.
Scott had three birdies on the day, carding an 83.
Eight skins were won by the following: Scott and
John Van Ostenbridge had two each, while Butch, Rick
Morash, Harry Christensen and Joe Rodgers had one
Closest-to-the-pin greenies were taken by Scott
Van Ostenbridge and Tim Lease with one each and
John Van Ostenbridge with two.
Tim Lease continues to lead the race for "Player of
the Year" when his greenie broke the 500-point barrier.
He now has 507.
Next week's tournament will be held at Palma Sola
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Sears gets an ace
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Nicole B. Augustine and Patrick W. Ryskamp,
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419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
(941) 778-2291 PO Box 2150
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294
AFFORDALE FAMILY HOHE
This spacious 4BR/3BA family home offers soaring
vaulted ceilings with fans and recessed lighting, a
handsome, slate wood-burning fireplace, an ail-white
kitchen with breakfast bar and handy pass-thru to
screened lanai, oversize tub in master bath sunny deck
and above ground swimming pool. plus fully fenced
backyard with citrus trees and roses. Other amenities
include built-in bookcases, practical and pretty white
vinyl siding, ceramic tile floors and storm awnings.
Short walk to beach! Priced at S289.000.
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ANNA MARIA'S BEST BUY!
This great elevated home in the heart of Anna
Maria is close to everything! 2BR/2BA and lots of
storage downstairs. Nice family neighborhood
within walking distance to beaches, shopping,
post office and Island Community Center. Don't
miss this one, priced at just reduced to $169,900.
Walk to the beach from your new home built on this
large lot in Anna Maria City! 75 by 140 feet with
seawall and no bridges for direct bay access. Build
your dream home here! Just listed at S149,000.
r Call Ken Jackson at 778-6986
Agnes Tooker 778-5287
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BUILDERS HOME FURNITURE Displayed but never
used. Four-piece bedroom sets $259; sofa and love seat
$399; queen bed set $199; full $159; twin $129; futons
(sofa by day bed at night) frame and mattress $199;
daybed (white with brass finials) including two mattresses
and pop-up unit $285. Can deliver. Call 753-7118.
MACINTOSH POWERBOOK 520. Laptop model,
ready to use $500. Ericcson cell phone with car
and home charger, manual, $35. Canon Speedlite
strobe attachment, $30. All can be seen at The Is-
lander Bystander office, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, or call 778-7978.
PAIR OF SPEAKERS, acoustic responsive, still in
box. Paid $400, sell for $250. 779-0909.
KING SIZE BED, box and frame. $300. Call Sandra
RATTAN SOFA AND loveseat. Clean white cush-
ions, $200. Recliners, lamps. 778-2634.
NORDIC TRACK, Ellipse exercise machine, never
used. Must sell, can deliver $350 OBO 792-3772.
OAK ENTERTAINMENT CENTER 63 1/2 by 50 by
20-inch. Originally $1,450, asking $600. 778-9476.
RUG 64 by 99-in., 18-in. large Frigidaire dish-
washer, never used. Good for boat. 779-0435.
FIVE-PIECE DINING room table, modern high
back iron chairs, black with gray, three years old.
$225, OBO. 778-2581, after 5:00.
MOVING MUST SELL, this week, twin bed, dress-
ers, TV, microwave, vacuum, couch, adjustable
bed, bookcases, tables, tools, etc. 778-5825.
LORD'S WAREHOUSE Thrift Shop. Grand reopen-
ing Oct. 2. Open Mon., Wed., Sat. 9am-3pm. 6140
Gulf of Mexico Drive. 383-4738.
DON & KAREN SCHRODER, REALTORS
It is not on water but it's on Key
Royale! This charming home
has 3BR/2BA, plus a very spa-
cious air-conditioned Florida
room that makes it perfect for
seasonal or year-round living.
It will adapt well to updating but you can move right in as it is.
There is plenty of room for a pool or expansion of the house
itself. Be a part of a lovely, quiet community that is just a brisk
walk to the beach. $181,000.
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ROSER GUILD THRIFT Shop. Open Tuesday,
Thursday 9:30am-2pm, Saturdays 9am-noon. In
stock, children's clothing, records, wedding dress.
511 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria.
ESTATE SALE THURSDAY Oct. 7, 9-2. 609 Am-
bassador, Key Royale, Holmes Beach. Nicely
furnished: queen sofa bed, king bed, love seat,
washed oak coffee and end tables and queen bed
set, two TVs, nice sofa and dinette, rattan desk,
home entertainment center, stereo, two chande-
liers, lamps, 1981 BMW (733i), some tools, other
garage, clothes, pictures, linens and kitchenware.
Sales by Julie McClure. Quality Sales for 30 Years.
Sign up for e-mail notices at Juliel994@aol.com.
GIGANTIC YARD SALE Friday, Oct. 8, 8am-2pm
and Saturday, Oct. 9, 8am-noon. Clothes, jewelry,
furniture, books, TV, household items. 441 63rd
Street, Anna Maria Island.
GARAGE SALE Saturday, Oct. 9, 8am-lpm. Lin-
ens, household items, clothes and assorted dis-
carded treasures. 309 Tarpon, Anna Maria.
HERE'S TO YOUR Health, the Island's healthy
market will have Dr. Robert Morse speak on remov-
ing toxins in the body and rebuilding strength. He
is world renown for his practice of iridology and is
a master herbalist. Saturday, October 9, 1-2pm,
5340 Gulf Drive 778-4322.
"CRITTER SITTER" Going away and your pets
have to stay? Daily visits to your home to provide
food, water and lots of TLC! Island Residents 21
years. Pet care service 5 years. 778-6000.
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ... and everything
else in The Islander Bystander, 778-7978.
ANNUAL RENTAL -ANNA MARIA
2BR/1BA duplex, ceramic tile floors.
$650 month plus utilities
5910 Marina Dr Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call 941-778-0770 Toll Free 800 741-3772
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
1995 BUICK CENTURY station wagon. Loaded,
white, original owner. Excellent condition, 38K,
1986 29-FT MALLARD travel trailer, furnished, TV,
microwave, linens, etc. New items ready to go and
hitch. $6,800 OBO 778-7197.
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ... and everything
else in The Islander Bystander, 778-7978.
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
WET SLIPS AND Hi 'N' Dry storage available at com-
petitive rates in modem, full-service marina. 778-2255.
OFFSHORE CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Glenn
Corder aboard Deep South. Half & full day. For
information call 778-1203 or Mobile 713-5900.
BOATLIFT FOR SALE Ace, 10,000 pounds, good
condition, location in Holmes Beach. You remove,
BRIDGE STREET PIER & Cafe is now accepting
applications for part-time cooks and full and part-
time servers. Please apply in person. 200 Bridge
St., Bradenton Beach.
HELP WANTED, HOUSEKEEPING, non smoker,
own transportation. Part/full-time, 778-9597.
HELP WANTED cashiers needed, flexible shifts,
full-time or part-time $7 hour. Apply Circle K, 2513
Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. 778-4310.
PART-TIME DOCKMASTER, Saturday and Sun-
days. Buccaneer Inn 383-5565.
(941) 748-6300 Licensed Real Estate Broker
ISLAND RETREAT on Anna Maria Island. Watch the beautiful
sunsets from your own deck. Just steps to the each. This 3BR/
2B is in great condition and west of Gulf Drive. $259,900. Sandy
Drapala 794-3354 or Kathy Marcinko 252-1618. R40351
EXCLUSIVE WATERFRONT COMMUNITY. Homesite on
bay with private slip in protected boat basin. Good access to
Gulf and Intracoastal. $209,900. Sandy Drapala 794-3354 or
Kathy Marcinko 792-9122. L36879
EXPERIENCE THE TRANQUILLITY and security of Tidy Is-
land. Luxurious townhome with loft, artist's retreat, elevator
and new kitchen. $219,000. Bob and Penny Hall 749-8220 or
ELEGANT MANATEE RIVER ESTATE. 8.724 sq.ft. of ex-
quisite luxury with Mediterranean appeal. Manicured lawns
and garden descend to river, gazebo and dock. S2,200,000.
Don Lewis 746-3200. R36022
WONDERFUL BEACHFRONT HOME that feels as good as
it looks. You will never want to leave home. Very functional
home with spectacular views of the Gulf. S599,900. Ethel
Lovelace 349-3444. R13011
SECOND-FLOOR END UNIT with pond view. Open floor
plan, spacious kitchen and recently upgraded. Close to many
amenities. S56,000. Mark Vaughan 730-4888. C40364
JEWEL IN NORTHWEST BRADENTON. Special care has
been taken in this 2BR/2B home. Extra nice yard with mature
trees and sprinkler system- $111,000. Linda Asher 792-7365.
BUILT IN 1997. Northwest Bradenton home shows like a
model. Light, bright and open with 2,404 +/- sq.ft. 3BR/2B,
den and three-car garage. S249,900. Julie DeSear 794-3041.
4400 Man~atee AvenueWestBradenton, Flori s da3 4209
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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HISTORIC BRIDGE STREET 2,4%) q. ft.. three .tore,. 1() ft
to Sarasota Bay. Can add to size. Developing area. S355..00.
32 APARTMENTS Sarasota. S1.3(00,f 0.
LOT C-2 Zoning.Walk to beach 5150.000.
STYLING SALON Eight stations. Great location. 539.0()( OBO.
RIVEROAKS 2BR/2BA. waterfront, boat dock. pool. S8.(rX).
BRAND NEW KEY WEST HOME 4BR/3BA with Gulf and bay
views. Upgrades and extras. Shaft for elevator. S435,0().
PINEBROOK 2BR/2BA greatroom. Florida room, golf. gl-ased lanl. f 102.f.
VILLAS WITH HEATED CAGED POOL. 4BR/2BA. 2.r(X, 'q.
ft. living area each side. Extras. Can condo-ize. $440,(X1)
LOT WITH BAYVIEW and boat dock. 90 by 132 feet. 5149.500.
WILDEWOOD 2BR/2BA beautifully updated. $1 0.f0.
CHOICE ISLAND LOT 9.700 sq.ft.. SIOk.r00i.
Seasonal-MARTINIQUE 2BR/2BA. tennis heated pool, elevator.
Vacation/Seasonal GULFSANDS 2BPJ2BA. heated pool.
Annual-RIVER OAKS 2BER2BA. elev-ator, clubhouse. tennis, heated prl.
Villas & Homes available for vacations. Ask for Lu.
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FULL AND PART-TIME Bartenders, servers,
busseres, host/hostess. Buccaneer Inn 383-5565.
KITCHEN HELP WANTED Line cook, six days, ex-
perience preferred. D.Coy Ducks 778-5888.
MOTEL FRONT DESK full and part-time available.
Friendly, outgoing person to work reservations
desk. Great place to work. Please call 383-2434.
PART-TIME POSITION available for After School
Program teachers, assistants. Outstanding retired
teachers, teacher's aides, teachers, child develop-
ment assistants. Positive, creative, energetic, self-
directed team player to teach and mentor. If you
want to teach children art, computer, music, dance,
drama, math, reading or science. Competitive sala-
ries $7-$9 per hour, many opportunities!. Anna
Maria Island Community Center, a drug-free work-
place, 407 Magnolia Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida,
telephone Maggie or Jo Ann at 778-1908 to ar-
range an interview.
HOUSEKEEPING FULL/PART-TIME. Good ben-
efits, pleasant working conditions. Resort 66, 6600
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach and Via Roma Beach
Resort, 2408 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach.
FULL-TIME ADMINISTRATIVE assistant/secre-
tary. Able to manage many tasks at once. Must be
organized, computer skills helpful, benefits. Call
TIRED OF WORKING in superstores? Odd hours,
a lot of congestion? Come work in a friendly, re-
laxed environment. Home True Value Hardware
Store has an opening for a part-time cashier and a
full-time salesperson. No evening hours. Apply in
person at 5324 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
PREP COOK/DISHWASHER. Great hours, four
days per week with occasional weekends. $7.50
per hour to start, $8 after 60 days. No phone calls!
Apply at Brian's Sunny Side Up Cafe. 5360 Gulf
Drive Holmes Beach.
HELP WANTED in home office. Bookkeeping and
computer knowledge. Three days per week, 778-
FULL OR PART-TIME help needed at the Island's
health food store. Call 778-5181 for appointment.
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to
meet interesting people from around the world? Are
you interested in learning the history of Anna Maria
Island? Get involved with the Anna Maria Island
Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
WE NEED YOU! Call 778-0492.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Library.
Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or 778-6247.
MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, mulching, trim-
ming, clean-up, edgings, and more. Hard-working and
responsible. Excellent references. Edward 778-3222.
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476.
AUTO DETAILING at your home or office, at your
convenience. Complete detailing includes wash,
wax, shampoo, engine and undercarriage cleaning,
leather & vinyl conditioned, tires and trim dressed
and more. Protect your investment. Call Damon at
BANKRUPTCY $200, Divorce $150 to $200. Adoption,
corporations, modifications, power of attorney, name
change. Suncoast Paralegal Services 742-4788.
HAVING A MAC ATTACK? Call for help with Mac
or PC. Training, internet, hardware selection and
installation. Call Ed, 778-2553.
LICENSED COMPUTER SPECIALIST. Available
evening, weekend. For any computer needs hard-
ware, software, network, commercial, private. Call
LARRY'S BACK Shell delivered, spread $25 yard.
Topsoil, gravel, mulch hauling-all kinds. Office
778-1169, home 779-1529.
HOUSE CLEANING eight years experience. Per-
manent, bi-weekly only. Excellent references. Call
792-3772 or leave message.
HOW TO MAKE your computer as easy to use as
your telephone. Professional teacher. Your home,
your convenience. $25 per hour 383-5372.
CLEANING honest, reliable, references. Free es-
timates, call Maureen 778-5717.
MOTHER/DAUGHTER CLEANING fast, honest and
reliable. Island resident, many references $15 hour,
two-hour minimum. Please page Linda 215-5956.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE
Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling,
cleanup. Island resident 25 years. Call 778-6508.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING & MAINTENANCE
Residential/commercial, full-service maintenance,
landscaping installation, clean-ups, tree trimming,
ponds, native plants, butterfly gardens. Excellent
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 dis-
count. Call 778-2581.
PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and in-
stallation. Come in and choose from our huge se-
lection of plants, shrubs and trees. Everything Un-
der the Sun Garden Centre. 5704 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. 778-4441.
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, inte-
rior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island
references. Dan or Bill 795-5100.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town and
the best results from classified ads and service advertising!
Professional building in mint condition. Mid-island
location. Fully rented, long-term tenant. $335,000.
Bobye Chasey, GRI, Broker/Salesperson
Bus: (941) 778-2261 Fax: (941) 778-7944
Toll Free: (800) 422-6325 After Hours (941) 778-1532
RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE, INC.
S 605C Manatee Ave.. Holmes Beach. FL 34217
WANTED FOR HIRE
Someone with vast experience in hotel/motel
housekeeping management. This person will have
worked at a 4-star plus establishment in Europe, will
speak fluent German and English and other European
languages, will be well versed in the cultures of these
S/J languages, and will be willing
to be on call 24 hours a day,
S335 days a yea. S45,000 ;o
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I have experience.
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Call today to discuss my firstname.lastname@example.org
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Ann Harmon marketing plan for your property. 19417784849
Residential Commercial/Industrial Property Management Mortgage Loans Title Insurance Vacation Rentals
LOOK FOR OUR VACATION RENTALS ON THE WEB
at www.arvidarealtyservices.com or call Bob Lohse at 778-0766 for a brochure
Carol S. Heinze
COUNTRY HOMESITE Build
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. C-ose to schools
and shopong). Carnc largee
backyard with room or a oo!.
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. canaifront 3BR/3BA
home. Across from bay. Ligt and
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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Sandy's Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Lawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
Service We Monitor Irrigation Systems
Service INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
778.1345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
Established in 1983
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CONSTRUCTION JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION
CONSTRUCTION Remodeling Contractors
CONSTRUCTION Building Anna Maria since 1975
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S Paradise Improvements
Quality home repair and maintenance
SSteven Kaluza 778-4173
Island References and Insured
Painting Drywall Tile Doors Screens Etc ...
NU GLAZE INDUSTRIES
Countertops Appliances Ceramic Tile
Kitchen Cabinets Lifetime guarantee!
Call 926-7127 for free estimate
Quality Work Licensed-Insured Reliable Service
Painting (Interior & Exterior)
Longboat Key, FI
FREE SECURITY SYSTEM
Includes : Installation Master Control Panel
Key Pad Three Door and Window Sensors
Motion Detector Signs and Decals
Ask about kids and
seniors specials Select Security
Lic#EY0000143 Al rIlu.-uK, Su.-r i l r1rs D *A,.L
Call us for plumbing, too.
CQQ M tunm 778-0773
FULL-SERVICE AIR CONDITIONING and PLUMBING
LIC #CACO 56298 LIC #RF0047797
Cawn ye# fon to let
yoer car bake in
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Most Cars: $95*
*Wash, buff, wax, shampoo interior and
Armor-All throughout. Under carriage, tires
and rims all treated and protected. Plus,
engine pressure cleaning. $95 for small to
mid-size cars. By appointment, at your
home or office. Convenient and necessary
to protect and preserve your investment.
THE AREA'S I1 MOBILE DETAILER
Ai cars/ trucks personally services cy c- c-
HOE -MROEEN oniued l-ENALSCotiue
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. State licensed and insured. Many Is-
land references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic &
vinyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, re-
pairs. Paul Beauregard 779-2294.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. Thirty-three year Island resident. Call Jim
Bickal at 778-1730.
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island service
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. Remodeling,
repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens, baths. Free
estimates. Lic#RC0045125, #RG0058589, #PE0020374.
Insured. Call 720-0794.
CARL V. JOHNSON, JR. Building Contractor. New homes,
renovations, additions. Free estimates and design service.
Quality workmanship. Uc#RR0066450. Call 795-1947.
SCREEN REPAIRS interior/exterior painting, ceil-
ing fans, drywall repairs, roof painting, tile work,
low prices. 778-0410 office, 504-2027 mobile.
BAYFRONT COTTAGE WITH DOCK. Turnkey fur-
nished, beautiful view, covered parking. No pets.
$350/week or $700/month. 794-5980.
PETS WELCOME. 2BR/2BA, lovely furnished
home on canal, with dock and fenced yard, in
Coral Shores. Available now, by the week or
month. Realtor/Owner 387-0533.
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 2BR/2BA Holmes
Beach canalfront. No smoking, no pets. $1,500 per
month plus security deposit. 203-934-8596.
ANNUAL RENTAL 1BR/1BA one block to beach
and bay. Close to shops, great location. $550
month, $300 deposit. 203 2nd St. N. #2, Bradenton
SURF SIDE STUDIO 1BA $800 per month plus
assurity/security. Available mid-Oct. or Nov. 1.
Hurry, it won't last! 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.
SURF SIDE STUDIO 1BA $800 per month plus
assurity/security. Available mid-October or first of
November 792-2779. Hurry, won't last.
HOLMES BEACH CANALFRONT 2BR/2BA home,
completely furnished, dock, garage, laundry, quiet
street, many extras. Monthly $1,600, weekly $550.
RELOCATION SPECIAL all efficiency units, one
person $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, con-
venient location $750 month. 761-8821.
ANNUALS. ANNUALS, ANNUALS. 305 Spring Ave..
2BR/2BA. S900 per month 304 Clark Drive. 3BR/2BA,
$800 per month. Call Betsy Hills Real Estate 778-2291.
HOLMES BEACH GULFVIEW four-room pent-
house. Near shops. food stores. restaurants. 150
feet to beach. For one or two people, no pets. One-
year lease, security deposit. 5600 month. 508-336-
2BR 2BA COTTAGE :n Anna ?MXia near City Pier.
Bay .vev,. *" : furni shed. SLx month re-ta a:
S1.200 cer month. Ca!i 951 779-2143.
HOLMES BEACH 2 and 3BR Gulfview homes, 100
feet to beach. Walk to shops and restaurants, great
area. $875 and $975, one-year lease, security de-
posit. 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.
Completely furnished. No pets. Monthly rental.
ANNA MARIA GULFFRONT, fully-loaded, 2BR
apartment. Sun deck, porch, top location. No pets.
Vacation rental, weekly, monthly. 778-3143.
RENTAL EFFICIENCY APARTMENT redecorated,
Holmes Beach, two blocks from beach, utilities in-
2BR/1BA ANNUAL UNFURNISHED bright and
spacious! New kitchen, appliances, tile and more.
Quiet, secure neighborhood, close to beach! Small
pet considered, nonsmokers preferred. $725
month, first, last, security. 778-9798, 704-3171 or
$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.
150 STEPS TO BEACH, seasonal 2BR/2BA,
ground-level, newly furnished, cable TV, washer/
dryer. Available November May, security deposit
7Ne "The Girls"
5 Residential Cleaning:
Weekly Bi-Weekly Monthly One Time
Mobile Detailing: Autos Boats RVs
Exterior and Interior Services Availablel 778-1984
nftiques and Collectibles
PINK & WHITE ENTERPRISES
(Now Selling Wholesale)
GRAND OPENING SALE
Sat. Oct. 16 & Sat. Oct. 30 9am 3pm
2150 Whitfield Park Drive, Bldg. F/Unit 10
Bradenton, FL 941 504-5496
Anna Maria Laundromat
Open 24 Hours
7 Days a Week
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BEAUTIFUL FURNISHED 2BR/2BA, garage, walk
to beach, for rent except Feb. and March. 703-450-
ANNUAL 2BR/1.5BA duplex, screened lanai, nicely
maintained property, quiet Holmes Beach location, no
pets. $650 month. Fran Maxon Real Estate 778-2307.
FOR RENT YEARLY 2BR/2BA townhouse, unfur-
nished, near shopping and library in Seaside Gar-
dens, Holmes Beach. $850 month plus utilities. Call
Betty Cole, 779-1213.
AVAILABLE DECEMBER 2BR/1BA spacious house.
Large bedrooms, living room, and modern kitchen,
screened porch, washer/dryer and garage. Just steps
from Gulf on north end of Holmes Beach. Sorry no
pets, $2,500 month. 813-985-6765.
ANNUAL RENTALS Gulfview studio furnished,
washer/dryer, patio $500 month lease. Gulfview
2BR/1BA, washer/dryer, patio,. 106 31st Street,
Holmes Beach $750 month lease. 293-6131.
ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/1BA, 400 ft. to beach,
close to shopping and restaurants. $700 per
month, security deposit. 794-0374.
ELEVATED 2BR/1BA New carpet, eat-in kitchen
with dishwasher. Central heat/air. Block to beach,
no pets. $725 per month, annual. $350 deposit
and utilities. 778-2991.
150 STEPS TO BEACH. Seasonal 2BR/2BA,
ground level, newly furnished, cable TV, washer/
dryer. Available Nov. May. Security deposit re-
HOLMES BEACH Annual or 7 to 10-month rental.
Gulffront complex, 1BR/1BA furnished with pool
and covered parking. $700 month plus electric and
phone. Smith Realtors 778-0770.
SHOLMES BEACH Annual rental. 1BR/1BA unfur-
nished duplex with deck, updated kitchen, walk to
beach. $625 month plus utilities. Smith Realtors
NORTHBEACH VILLAGE LUXURY spacious,
3BR/2.5BA townhouse with two-car garage, three
balconies, new carpet, heated pool, washer/dryer
$1,600 month. Suncoast Real Estate 779-0202.
ANNUAL 2BR/1BA DUPLEX two-car garage,
washer/dryer hookup, open deck overlooking lake,
Holmes Beach. $750 month, no pets. Fran Maxon
Real Estate 778-2307.
ANNUAL 2BR/1.5BA DUPLEX, utility room,
washer/dryer hookup, dishwasher, carport, storage
room. $800 month. Fran Maxon Real Estate
ANNUAL FURNISHED 2BR/2BA duplex, Anna
Maria, updated, dishwasher, courtyard, close to
beach. $675 month, no pets. Fran Maxon Real Es-
ANNUAL 3BR/3BA HOLMES Beach townhouse,
two-car garage with storage. Pool, balconies, Mexi-
can tile, walk to beaches-beautiful! $1,550 month
includes water, cable, security system. First plus
4BR/2BA SEASONAL, steps to beach, washer/
dryer, cable, TV, porch swing, restored wood floors
$450 week, $1,100 month. Call (813)253-2052.
VACATION RENTALS 2BR apartments across
form beautiful beach $350 per week. Winter dates
still available. Almost Beach Apartments 778-2374.
WANTED EFFICIENCY four months: Dec. through
March, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria or Manatee and
75th Street vicinity. Senior, nonsmoker, no pets,
excellent references. Bill, 1707-2001 Carling Ave.,
Ottawa, ON, K2A3W5, Canada. 613-722-1311.
AVAILABLE NOV. 1. Annual 2BR/1BA, great
neighborhood, Holmes Beach, clean and updated.
$750 month. First, last, security. No pets 778-5482.
BEAUTIFUL EFFICIENCY one block from fabulous
beach with great sunsets. Local phone service, ba-
sic cable and utilities are included. $600 per month
for Oct., Nov. Call 778-6411.
ANNUAL HOUSE available Nov. 1, 2BR/2BA,
washer/dryer hookup, deck, screened porch, vieW.
of bay, steps to beach, $800 month, security, de-
posit, plus all utilities. 778-7199.
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED, 406 2nd St. North, Bradenton
Beach. 1 BR/1 BA on the bay, no pets. $600 per month, first/
last/security. Call 778-2619 or 795-1243.
ANNA MARIA CITY close to beach. 1BR/1BA,
large porch, $625 per month, includes trash, water.
MAGNIFICENT OCEAN VIEW Bradenton Beach.
One and two bedroom apartment. Newly reno-
vated. For rent, daily, weekly, monthly, seasonal.
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
directly on bay/intracoastal steps to Gulf beaches.
Cathedral ceilings, fireplace, wood floors, Jacuzzi
and boat docks. Great for investor or family estate!
3BR/2BA house, 2BR/2BA house and two 1BR
apartments. Call Deborah Thrasher or John Hines,
Wedebrock Real Estate Company 383-5543 or
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CANALFRONT HOME with panoramic view of Sky-
way lights and bay/intracoastal, 2BR/2BA and po-
tential 1 BR apartment with Spanish tile floors, ca-
thedral ceilings, cedar closets, oversized two-car
garage with sauna, boat dock, davits, screened
enclosed lanais, A/C, refrigerator, new dryer 1998.
$284,900. Call Deborah Thrasher, Wedebrock.
Real Estate Company 383-5543 or 778-3395 eves.
JUST COMPLETED NEW 3BR/2BA home one
block from beach. Tile floors, Berber carpet. 2901
Gulf Drive. $218,900. 778-2316.
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY fabulous opportunity
to own 140 ft. plus on main Island drive, zoned C-
3. Super gross income. Reach Richard Freeman,
Island Real Estate 778-6066 or 800-865-0800.
HEAR THE SURF and catch glimpses of blue Gulf
waters-all from this newly renovated Holmes
Beach house. 3BR/2BA with 2BR/1BA rental cot-
tage. Wood and tile throughout, brand new kitch-
ens and appliances, vaulted ceiling, French doors,
decks, fireplace. 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 Real Estate 779-1101.
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WATERFRONT CONDO Westbay Point & Moor-
ings II. 50-ft. dock, carport, second floor, end unit,
2BR/2BA, completely refurbished. Call voice mail,
800-558-9008, ext. 225.
BRADENTON BEACH 2BR/2.5BA condo, across
from Gulf. Carport area, Berber carpet, newly
painted. $165,000. Call evenings 779-0011.
COMPOUND family, friends or investment. Two
deeded homes, 2BR/2BA, garages, each built 1990,
near beach on 3/4 acre. Plus fabulous 60 by 25-ft.
greenhouse/workshop/studio. Could be indoor
swimming pool! Package $395,000 or sell homes
separately. Some financing available. Agnes or Ken,
Fran Maxon Real Estate 778-2307, 778-5287.
ONE IF BY LAND...
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GREAT FAMILY HOME
1021 99th St. NW. Privacy, one-acre
lot surrounded by tropical trees. 3BR/
4.5BA, open greatroom plan, ga-
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520 58th St, Holmes Beach. Caged
pool, docks, decks, great views,
greatroom. 3BR/2.5BA, 2.5-car ga-
rage, decorator furnishings included.
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HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX. Tidy
duplex just a block from the beach.
Move-in condition in owner's side. Long-
term tenant in west side. 1BR/1 BA each
side. Dave Jones/Dick Maher 778-4800.
$148,500. MLS 38533
CLOSE TO BEACHES. Contemporary
3BR/2.5BA, open plan with many new
features. Master bedroom and two baths
on ground floor with 2BR and half bath on
second floor with balcony overlooking
greatroom. $185,000. Dick Maher/Dave
Jones 778-4800. MLS 36165
DIRECT GULFFRONT 1BR/1BA each floor
duplex to be sold with adjoining property which
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S hundred feet direct Gulffront. Zoned C2. Pres-
ently rented seasonally. 3BR home is 1,392
.U.W i sq.ft., duplex is 1,160 sq.ft. Turnkey furnished.
.. .Appointment needed, call Lynn Hostetler
S 778-4800. $850,000. MLS#40129
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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-
PERFECT FOR THE BEACH 1BR/
1 BA turnkey furnished, rarely available
downstairs unit just steps to beach.
Beautiful lakeview. park by front door,
on-site management. $97,900. Call
Mary Schmidt 761-3100. #39930.
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.
ISLAND DUPLEX Excellent Holmes
Beach location and short walk to prime
beach. 2BR/1 BA each side with central
heat and air. Drive by 207 76th Street.
S175,000. Call Dave Moynihan 778-
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can be either two 2BR/2BA duplexes or a 4BR/4BA single-fam-
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level, indoor pool/Jacuzzi to both floors above. Includes deep-wa-
ter dock and davits. TRULY, A MUST SEE! Asking $799,000. John/
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ISLAND DUPLEX. Charming 2BR/1 BA duplex close to
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tile floors throughout, updated bathrooms, pecky cy-
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$199,000. Call Carol Williams 744-0700 eves.
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ISLAND GIFT SHOP
Well-established Island gift shop. 17 years at the same
location. Appraisal and books available.
SABAL PALMS CONDO
2BR/1.5BA furnished condo. Westside, conve-
nient to everything. Pool and clubhouse. Close to
ANNA MARIA NEAR BEACH
4BR/2.5BA family home. Caged pool, deep-water
canal, large lot. Split plan, fireplace, den. $257,500.
Spectacular views of Tampa Bay and Sunshine
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613 Ivanhoe Lane ........
726 Key Royale Dr.......
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516 75th Street.'..........
407 20th Place ............
540 67th Street............
221 Bird Key Dr.. NEV
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203 76th St ...............
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107 75th St ................
2219 Gulf Dr ...........
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1021 99th St NW ........
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ELEVATED VILLA. Bright and airy 3BR/2BA half du-
plex with great room, vaulted ceilings, Berber carpet
and Mexican tile. Parking for 4-5 cars under building.
Central to everything. $159,900. Dial the Duncans!
Judy 778-1589 or Darcie 779-2290 eves.
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GULFFRONT LOT. Pristine Gulffront property on the
north end of Anna Maria. Unobstructed views of the
Gulf of Mexico. Tampa Bay and Sunshine Skyway. Se-
cluded, exclusive and breathtaking views. S800.000.
Call Susan Hatch 778-7616 eves.
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
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