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"The Best News on Anna Maria Island"
Volume 8, no. 1, Nov. 17, 1999 FREE
Special meeting Wednesday on Anna Maria alcohol
By Susan K. Kesselring
We'll have just one more.
Meeting that is. The issue of the commission al-
lowing two restaurants in the City of Anna Maria to
have a beer and wine license is coming closer to a head.
Time may add to the value of a bottle of wine, but
it's losing its flavor on the owners of Sign of the Mer-
maid and Ato's restaurants and many others who come
to meeting after meeting expecting the commission to
take a stance.
The commission is seemingly prolonging a sensi-
tive issue that has been fermenting for years.
Last year Mayor Chuck Shumard said they turned
it over to the city attorney for review and he said the
commission needs more time to review the attorney's
Oct. 26 response regarding a provision that would al-
low the restaurants to sell beer and wine so long as 60
percent of sales comes from food and the remaining 40
percent from alcohol sales.
At a Nov. 9 commission meeting, resident Mary
Westerman said she doesn't want to risk losing either
She said she does volunteer work at Anna Maria
Elementary School and Sign of the Mermaid restaurant
owner Ed Spring has never refused to take part in a
"Give back to these two people what they have
given to the community," she said.
Bradenton Attorney Richard Shapiro, a former
resident of Anna Maria, said the city attorney's re-
sponse places most of the burden on the license holder
and agreed the letter was something the commission
should take time to read in detail, but asked that they
expedite the process.
He said, "By not making a decision, you are mak-
ing a decision." They don't have the license and there-
fore they are not making the revenue, Shapiro said.
Commissioner Doug Wolfe asked the commis-
sion to give the community a consensus on whether
PLEASE SEE ALCOHOL, NEXT PAGE
By Paul Roat
Paul E. Leger decided to make a
splashy exit when he was stopped by
police while driving the Bradenton
Beach mayor-elect's truck an exit
into Anna Maria Sound.
Leger was eventually plucked
from the water by U.S. Coast Guard
crews just before dawn Saturday
morning and charged with grand theft
auto and resisting arrest without vio-
lence. Ironically, his watery retrieval
was only yards from his job as a la-
borer with Interbay Marine, the com-
pany rehabilitating the Anna Maria
According to Bradenton Beach Po-
lice Officer John Tsakiri, the morning's
events began a little after 4 a.m., when
Ralph Cole came upon him with the
news that his father's Chevrolet pickup
truck had just been taken from in front
of his 12th Street home. The younger
Cole's father, Gail, is a city commis-
sioner and will be sworn in as mayor
Both Cole the younger and Cole the
elderjumped in cars to give chase to the
truck, one north and the other south on
Gulf Drive. Cole the younger spotted the
truck, then Tsakiri, who radioed a de-
scription as he sped north.
A Holmes Beach officer spotted the
truck near Gulf Drive and East Bay
Drive, and a Manatee County sheriff's
deputy pulled the truck over at King
Fish Boat Ramp on Manatee Avenue.
Tsakiri said the deputy and his ca-
nine partner approached Leger, ordered
him out of the truck, and were awaiting
backup when Leger sprinted toward the
seawall and jumped into the sound, fol-
lowed by the officer and dog.
Leger began floating east toward the
mainland as officers kept an eye on his
A family with
On a recent visit to
Morn, Katherine (Kay)
Shymanski in Hohnes
S. Salick's son, Phillip;
"~ brothers Wilson
and Channing Salick;
and Richard's twin,
.Phillip. Kay's sons
. merit the title "Poster
Richard the recipient
of three kidneys f rom
three brothers. For
more, see inside.
Make a wish for Islanders in next week's 'Wish Book'
With this our seventh anniversary issue, we ask again
for your help with a community service project we first un-
dertook in our second year a special section of the news-
paper titled the "Wish Book."
Within this special section, we list the needs of Island
community service organizations, things they need to im-
prove their efforts on behalf of Islanders. We also need
advertisers to help defray the cost of this special edition.
Most of all, we ask that you add one item from the Wish
Book to your holiday shopping list.
In the past, the Anna Maria Elementary School has
slow progress while radioing for a boat
from the Coast Guard. When they ar-
rived, they picked up an officer and then
The 22-year-old Leger apparently
did not know the truck he had "bor-
rowed" belonged to the mayor-elect of
Bradenton Beach, and Tsakiri said there
was no indication the theft was politi-
And the quick response wasn't po-
litical, either, according to Bradenton
Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale, who
said of the morning's events, "It was just
an example of good police work."
asked for, and received, simple items like calculators and
The Anna Maria Island Historical Society asked for and
received a van to carry their message and displays to
schools and other organizations.
Friends of the Island Library received loads of cook-
books for their annual sale and the Cortez Community Cen-
ter received much needed computers.
Look for the Wish Book with our Thanksgiving issue
and begin your holiday season with the true spirit of giv-
Holiday lights entries judging Nov. 24
Entries in the third annual Cel-
ebration of Light contest in
Bradenton Beach will be judged
Wednesday night, Nov. 24, at 7 p.m.
This is a Christmas home and
business decoration competition
"to promote the pride and spirit in
our community's quality of life and
to share it wit .ill who pass by the
First p\izes are $200 in each
category and second prizes, $100.
Winners will be announced at
the annual Christmas Prelude musi-
cal event nliclr the clock tower at the
east end of Bridge Street the follow-
ing evening' 'Thanksgiving night, at
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PAGE 2 0 NOV. 17, 1999 E THE ISLANDER
Alcohol in Anna Maria
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
there is any promise the city will amend its current
ordinance which prohibits establishments from be-
ing within 2,500 feet of another establishment that
Vice Mayor Robert McElheny said the feeling of
the commission has not changed, opinions are pretty
Commissioner George McKay said the special
meeting is merely another plateau.
Resident Bill Worth, who fears the city will be-
come another "Miami Beach," said the commission
would be discriminatory if it chose to allow these two
restaurants to have a beer and wine license. He said
there's wrong and right, and asked commissioners to do
the right thing.
Resident Jason Cimino asked, "What's the big deal
with letting these two restaurants serve beer and wine?"
He said the city would benefit by adding to its tax
McKay has said he will vote with the majority, but
feels there are many people who are not represented at
the commission meetings.
McElheny doesn't think government should help
private businesses to profit.
Wolfe said he has long been on record in support
of the businesses selling beer and wine and thinks the
city is too stringent.
Resident Joseph Baker asked if the commission
would make a decision following the meeting. Wolfe
said yes, but Shumard wavered, saying the city needs
time to make a wise decision.
McElheny said they're not dragging their feet. They
were told by Florida Rep. Mark Ogles at a previous meet-
ing that he would be sending information the city would
find instrumental in helping it to make a decision and the
city hasn't yet received Ogles information.
McElheny said the owner of 307 Pine also wishes
to sell wine but hasn't been able to because of the city's
2,500 distance requirement. The store presently sells
Resident Diane Canniff asked if the 40 percent was
gross or net. She also asked how the city will know if
the ordinance is adhered to and what measures would
It's true. You're invited to Chez Andre as
guests of Chef/Owner Damon Presswood and The
Islander newspaper Dec. 1 at 5 p.m.
And for an hour or so, we'd like to charm you
with hors d'oeuvres and wine and pluck your pock-
ets for a grand cause!
The honored guests are Holmes Beach residents
Charles and JoAnn Lester, who for the third year are
putting up their money against what the community
raises dollar for dollar up to $40,000.
All the donors to last year's Anna Maria Island
Community Center challenge fund are invited, and
so is everyone else in the Island community.
Of course, it will cost you $20 at the door,
with proceeds to the Center, and we'll be asking
for donations to match this year's challenge of
We're not making any bones about the fact
that we've invited you to this party to put a good
feeling in your heart and a touch on your check-
We want to kick off the challenge with dona-
tions and pledges so we're hoping to bribe you with
the favors of Chez Andre to make "the touch" irre-
When else have you been invited to a party
with a $20 door fee and the advance warning that
you'll be asked for more?
Last year, more than $60,000 was donated to
the challenge fund, all from individuals who obvi-
be in place if food sales should fall below 60 percent.
She said the commission would be making an
unsound and discriminatory decision if it amends its
ordinance based on the popularity of the restaurant
Canniff said there were other popular restaurant
owners in the city and asked, "Where are they now?"
Ed Porter, former owner of Fast Eddie's restaurant,
went bankrupt and John Home, former operator of the
TO A PARTY...
ously care enough to support an ever-lasting en-
dowment for the Center.
By pulling together with the community's
matching funds, we can raise $80,000. And we'll
show everyone what a great community Anna
Maria Island is.
If you can't attend, you can still help meet the
challenge. Mail your donation to the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, Community Challenge,
P.O. Box 253, Anna Maria, FL 34216.
The kids this generation and the next one -
all thank you.
Anna Maria Oyster Bar, pulled out of his lease leaving
people without jobs, she said.
Questions like Canniff's and more will undoubt-
edly be addressed at the upcoming meeting.
Anyone with an interest in this issue is encour-
aged to attend the meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday,
City hall is located at 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna
The Longboat Key Center for the Arts
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f OR THE
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rFr more inmtrmatiion, c(al:
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Every dollar up to $40,000 contributed from
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Island Community Center Endowment
Trust Fund will be matched by Holmes Beach
residents Charles and JoAnn Lester ...
Please mail your tax deductible gift to Anna Maria
Island Community Center Endowment Trust TODAY.
Mail to Anna Maria Island Community Center,
Community Challenge, P.O. Box 253, Anna Maria FL 34216.
This advertisement is sponsored as a community service by The Islander.
We celebrate an anniversary with this issue,
and begin our eighth year of publishing "your" Is-
What started as The Islander Bystander is now
The Anna Maria Islander, or Islander for short.
Same company, same publisher, editor and
staff. We've only changed the name in the hope
we'll identify with our readers Islanders.
For a little background, there was an Islander
newspaper long ago, and through many publishers
and several owners, it came to its end in 1990.
Several of us, including Publisher Bonner
Futch, News Editor Paul Roat, cartoonist Jack
Egan, reporter Pat Copeland and columnist June
Alder "did time" for assorted publishers of a vari-
ety of Island newspapers, going back as far as the
In 1992, when we first put the concept of yet
another Island newspaper on the boards, the exist-
ing community newspaper, the Island Sun, was
being merged with other local Toronto Sun "prod-
ucts" into a regional tabloid.
We scurried up a rate sheet, sold some ads,
wrote stories and even got a scoop on a robbery at
the Church of the Annunciation complete with an
artist's rendering of the gun-wielding thief for the
We titled it The Islander Bystander, for con-
cern that the Islander name was taken. And another
reason. We admired a character in a John D.
MacDonald novel who championed environmen-
tal causes for a newspaper named The Island By-
But the Bystander took on a life of its own.
While oldtimers were referring to us as the Is-
lander, new folks were inclined to call us the lat-
ter. We were apprehensive that readers would
think the Bystander went by the wayside.
With seven years under our belts, we boldly
decided to make the transition along with a new
"look," which we unveiled this month.
We hope you like the new ISLANDER ... and
we hope you'll be reading the "best news on Anna
Maria Island" long into the new millennium.
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from left, of Anna Maria
Island joins others of the
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right, for being named
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Association of Museums.
Also pictured are curator
Scott Stroh and Harry Pore.
Lowe heads the team
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sailboat "Lizzie G."
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Anna Maria City
11/17, 7 p.m., Special meeting on alcohol ordinance.
11/18, 7 p.m., Code Enforcement Board.
11/22, 7:30 p.m., Planning and Zoning Board.
11/23, 7:30 p.m., Commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 778-0781.
11/18, 1 p.m., Commission meeting.
11/19, 9 a.m., Orientation for commission.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 GulfDrive., 778-1005.
11/18, 2 p.m., Code Enforcement Board.
11/23, 7 p.m., Commission meeting and work session,
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, 708-5800.
11/18, 7 p.m., Anna Maria/West Side Fire Commis-
sion. Station 4, 407 67th Street W., Bradenton.
Thanksgiving holiday schedule
* The administrative offices of the cities of Anna
Maria, Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach and
Longboat Key will be closed Nov. 25 and 26.
* The administrative offices of the Anna Maria/West
Side Fire Districts will be closed Nov. 25 and 26.
* The Island Branch Library will be closed Nov. 25
and 26 and the Tingley Memorial Library will be
closed Nov. 25.
* There will be no Waste Management garbage collec-
tion on Nov. 25. The alternate collection date is Nov.
27. Bradenton Beach garbage collection will be as
regularly scheduled on Nov. 26.
Bradenton Beach, Nov. 18, 1 p.m., city commission
meeting. Agenda: Tingley Memorial Library invest-
ment discussion, approval of position description
discussion, election certification, discussion of
Bridgeport Condominium "parkway" maintenance,
approval of flood insurance increase, banner display
request, adjustment board member appointment,
part-time cleaning employee discussion, scenic
highway letter of intent discussion, consent agenda
and public comment.
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PAGE 4 M NOV. 17, 1999 0 THE ISLANDER
Building official made to yield weapon he wielded
By Susan K. Kesselring
Phil Charnock, Anna Maria's public works direc-
tor and building official since July 1995, was ordered
by a judge to relinquish the .22-caliber handgun he
brandished in a road rage incident on Aug. 6 and is not
allowed to possess a firearm during his court-ordered
According to court documents, Charnock pleaded
no contest to improper exhibition of a firearm in Mana-
tee County court Nov. 5.
Circuit Court Judge Thomas Gallen withheld ad-
judication, put Charnock on probation for one year and
fined him $200.
In addition, Charnock has to pay $50 to the Mana-
tee County sheriff's office for an investigative fee and
a facility fee $50 to the court.
Charnock's attorney Mark Lipinski filed a not-
guilty plea for his client prior to the plea hearing Sept.
23. Neither were in court that day.
The road-rage incident occurred Aug. 6 as
Charnock and another driver, Sam Lawton, approached
the northbound Sunshine Skyway Bridge toll booth.
Lawton was with his wife, Carla.
Charnock. who lives in St. Petersburg, said he was
on his way home from work when his vehicle was
pushed over two lanes by an "oblivious" Lawton who
was talking on a cellular phone.
Florida Highway Patrol troopers reported that
Lawton claims Charnock refused to allow him to merge
onto Interstate 275 and that Charnock blared his horn
the entire time Lawton attempted to make his way over
to the next lane.
Charnock said Lawton was steering his car errati-
cally back and forth and twice slammed on his brakes.
Out of frustration he showed the Lawtons the gun in an
attempt to get them to stop harassing him, he said. The
Lawton's then used their cell phone to call police.
At the time of his arrest, Charnock, 48, was
charged with felony aggravated assault. After review-
ing the case, Assistant State Attorney Bruce Lee low-
ered the charge to a misdemeanor because facts of the
case were consistent with a report filed by Florida
Highway Patrol Trooper Michael Dahl who stated
Charnock "did not have the intent to kill" the victims.
Anna Maria city commissioners have not ad-
dressed disciplinary action against Charnock since his
arrest, opting at the time to wait for the outcome in
Judging from some of the commissioner's reac-
tions, it's likely they won't take any action now that the
court case is resolved.
In a memo to the commission, Aug. 9, Shumard
said, "I think that at this point nothing should be done
until we find out if he will be formally charged or the
charges will be dropped."
At a commission meeting following Charnock's
arrest, Shumard hushed Commissioner Doug Wolfe
when he attempted to bring the issue up for discussion.
Wolfe was the lone commissioner to speak in favor of
Charnock's suspension, pending a judgment.
Now that Charnock's case has been decided, Wolfe
says, "It's a gross, grave embarrassment to the citizens
and taxpayers of this city and I think a formal process
should be started for his dismissal."
Wolfe said the city can dismiss him "for cause," as
stated in the city's employee resolution.
It's also stated in the city document that cause for
an employee's dismissal is not limited to violating the
rules contained within the resolution.
Wolfe said the city's integrity is marred by
Charnock's action. "By making a fool of himself, he
has made a fool of this city."
Charnock's employment with the city has been
criticized by residents and the contractors who work
with him on a regular basis as has been chronicled in
Vice Mayor Robert McElheny said he's received
bad and good letters regarding Charnock's job perfor-
mance. He said he doesn't think there's anything un-
usual about it, because Charnock has to be the "no
man," which makes him seem unpopular.
McElheny has repeatedly said.Charnock has acted
consistently in having people comply with applicable
city, county, state and federal codes.
When The Islander requested copies of letters per-
taining to Charnock's job performance, City Clerk
Laura Vogel produced three letters, two in support of
Charnock, and the other a complaint against him. She
said she retrieved them from a file dating back to 1997.
Charnock has been employed with the city for
more than four years. His starting salary was $32,500
and he is now earning more than $43,156 a year.
His salary was the subject of discussion at a Nov.
9 commission meeting when resident John Trivers said
he doesn't think Charnock should have been given the
5 percent raise approved by the commission. Trivers
suggested the commission allow citizens to do their
own review of Charnock as he is the city's most senior
McElheny and Commissioner George McKay
were adamant that Charnock not be singled out and put
on display for residents to "throw darts" at.
Shumard said it's his responsibility to do employee
evaluations, which is why the populace elected him
mayor, though he said he welcomes and will consider
Wolfe said there is a form that is used by the com-
mission for evaluations which could be made available
to the public.
According to information in Charnock's personnel
file, the last review of his performance was done Janu-
ary 1996. The city commission is supposed to make an
annual review in June of each employee based upon
performance and submit them to the mayor before July
1 for a salary review.
McElheny doesn't think Charnock should be pun-
ished by the city. He said he wouldn't object to
Charnock taking a course that could help him to con-
trol his anger, adding that "many of us could benefit by
such a course."
Shumard said he doesn't plan to do anything. He's
not sure if he'll get any guidance from the commission.
Following the meeting Shumard said, "Phil does a
good job. He made a mistake and shouldn't have to pay
for it with his job," adding that he has also experienced
road rage and knows how aggravating a situation like
that can be.
Charnock said he changed his plea from not guilty
to no contest because he wanted to put the whole thing
behind him. The last three months have been a trying
time for himself and his family, he said.
At the time of the incident, Charnock admitted he
made a bad judgment call. "It was a stupid mistake,"
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Conflict arises with engineers in development projects
By Pat Copeland
Concerned about a possible conflict of interest with
its engineering firm, Holmes Beach Assistant Public
Works Supervisor Bill Saunders asked the city com-
mission for advice last week.
"Zollar, Najar and Shroyer is our consulting engi-
neering firm," Saunders explained. "They are now
making application on behalf of Benderson Develop-
ment for two major site plans."
Saunders said he has no problem with the first site
plan to expand the Anna Maria Island Centre to include
the area between Publix and the existing shopping cen-
ter because it was previously approved and is fairly
simple. The second site plan at the corer of Manatee
Avenue and East Bay Drive is the problem, he said.
"They want to raze the existing buildings and put
an Eckerd's Drug Store there," Saunders said. "That is
a far more complex piece of property and it may require
consultation with our engineering firm. It would be a
direct conflict for the applicants to review or approve
their own project."
Chairman Lutz said the city should do a request for
proposals [RFP] and select another engineering firm.
"If we're their client I don't think they have to throw
us under the bus because Benderson is willing to pay them
more than we are," Lutz said. "They made a conscious
decision that they would rather represent Benderson.
When we come out on the bottom side of that choice, I
think we should get another professional firm."
Saunders said when the problem first arose, com-
pany officials offered resign as the city's engineering
firm in order to represent Benderson on the project.
"It's a good firm and a lot of people think highly
of them," Commissioner Sandy Haas-Martens pointed
out. "This just happens to be an unusual situation con-
sidering the area. There's not that much more to de-
Lutz said as an attorney his firm faces similar is-
sues and has to make choices.
"I represent hospitals and doctors of big companies
and every day I have to make a judgment," Lutz noted.
"Every day someone-wants to sue one of my doctors
and I say I can't take the case because I represent the
Commissioner Rich Bohnenberger suggested con-
tacting the county's consulting engineering firm for the
job in order to save the time and expense of going
through another RFP process.
Mayor Carol Whitmore said the city did an RFP
several years ago and suggested the city pick the firm
that was rated second in that process to consult on this
Saunders said there are potential delays in the
project if the city does not act soon. Commissioners di-
rected Whitmore to explore Bohnenberger's suggestion
and also check with the firm that rated second when the
city did it's RFP.
Later in the week, the city received a letter from
ZNS Vice President Tom McCollum who said the firm
"would never knowingly put the city into a.conflict of
McCollum noted that the firm does very little pri-
vate work in the city of Holmes Beach but "there are
occasional clients who may wish to develop within the
city. In most instances our clients' projects are small
enough in nature so that the city staff performs the en-
tire review without consulting assistance."
McCollum recommended that the city retain an
outside consultant and said the developer is willing to
pay the fees for the consultant's review.
Shoppers delight in Poinsettia Bazaar
From left, Emil and Esther Betker ofBradenton admire unique Christmas cards by Island artist Karly Carlson
at the annual St. Bernard Guild Poinsettia Bazaar held Nov. 13 and 14 in the church activity center. The cards
feature Santa Claus, a.k.a. Holmes Beach resident and artist Jon Thornburg, in various Island and beach
settings. In addition to the cards, shoppers found lovely crocheted and knitted goods, mouth-watering jellies
and an assortment of Christmas decorations and gifts. Islander Photo: Pat Copeland.
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PAGE 6 0 NOV. 17,.1999 T THE ISLANDER
Prudes and prunes
Anna Maria's full of 'em.
Holmes Beach is right behind.
What the heck is the matter with people who fear
allowing someone else having a beer or glass of wine
with their meal? It's not like they're being ordered to
drink. It's not like drinking is against the law. Prohibi-
tion has long since ended, but the attitude seems to
prevail among a clique of aging, right-wing, over-pro-
tective clucks in Anna Maria.
We hope interested parties in Anna Maria turn out
for the meeting Wednesday, Nov. 17, to tell commis-
sioners all sides of the issue of adding beer and wine
licenses for two restaurants.
Not because they're nice people, or because they
contribute to the betterment of the community, or be-
cause their businesses need the added income.
To the contrary, we believe the commission should
approve alcohol service for any properly zoned and li-
censed restaurant. There's no reason they shouldn't be
allowed to serve beer and wine the same as milk, Coca-
Cola, coffee and iced tea. It's a function of their business
to serve beverages with meals. And, serving alcohol
doesn't mean you promote drunkeness, as some allege.
Ato's and Sign of the Mermaid don't deserve li-
quor service, they should be entitled to it. They're not
honky-tonks. Far from it. The same goes for 307 Pine
Store, where it's OK to sell beer, but not wine.
The state increases liquor licenses on a per capital
basis in counties but the city continues to deny alcohol
service to what have now become long-established
businesses. The city's regulations are too stringent, the
fear is over exaggerated and Anna Maria's prudes
should give way for the 1990s before the decade and
the century swallows them up.
It's been an ongoing issue since this newspaper's
first political forum where we've heard year after year,
"The people have spoken no more bars."
Phooey. There's new blood in Anna Maria, some
of it sophisticated, computer-savvy, upwardly mobile,
well-heeled and ready to enjoy the riches of life.
The city should be chastised for looking the other
way, allowing so much time to pass while potential
taxes on beer and wine revenue to city coffers -
from these two restaurants went uncollected.
Prohibition lives on in Anna Maria, but the prunes,
er, prudes, hopefully, are on their way out.
And as for the criticism of Andre Renard's artwork
on our Nov. 10 cover: "Ditto."
Art is what you make of it and unfortunately some
people only see ugliness where others see beauty and joy.
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A place for everything
I'm no prude and I'm all for art, but in my opinion the
picture on the front page of the Nov. 10 Islander was in-
This painting depicting nude "cartoon-like charac-
ters" in various poses and stages of sexual participation
should have been perhaps in the pages of Playboy, but not
displayed as a large photo in your newspaper.
I feel there is a time and place for everything. The
place for this work of art is in a gallery, not on the front
page of a small town newspaper.
If the artist was a photographer rather than a painter
and the "art work" was photographs of nudes in these
sexual positions, it could have been considered porno-
graphic by most people. Would it have been displayed on
your front page? Would it have been in your paper at all?
I think not!Did your decision to use this picture have any-
thing to do with the fact that the artist is the husband of
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore?
I know that there has been much discussion concern-
ing the sculptures on the lawn of the new city hall. Do you
think if that piece of art were an orgy it would have been
placed there? Please in the future, think before you print.
Denise Slay, Holmes Beach
Art appreciation 101
I recently had the opportunity to view an artists work
at Bistro at Island's End restaurant and it still is the cen-
ter of conversation when I talk with people about art and
more specifically Dr. Andre Renard's art.
I have had the opportunity to view art throughout the
world, from primitive art in the Andes Mountains to gal-
leries in France. I cannot remember ever seeing any artist's
work that has had me thinking about it more.
I have seen artists who paint with both left and right
hand with a distinct difference between the two hands. 1
have viewed paintings where the artist went back after five
or six years and added to a painting. I bought a painting
in Monterey, Calif., painted by two different artists, but I
have never seen any art where the artist had such a distinct
difference on the same canvass, when painted during the
same time frame.
A friend and I attended a private dinner party prior to
the Beaux Arts Ball the evening after viewing Dr.
Renard's work. The attendees were artists and patrons of
the arts and Dr. Renard's work generated a great deal of
interest, with all wanting an opportunity to view it.
I wish some of Dr. Renard's prints would have been
at the Beaux Arts Ball. I think his art would have been the
center of attention.
Like all art, there will be a variety of opinions with
some that like it, some that don't, and those like me, that
like its elements and the artist's attention to detail. Because
it is so unique and distinct, I have not been able to date to
merge its distinct parts mentally.
I do hope Dr. Renard continues to create and provide
us art that challenges our intellect with the same excellent
attention to detail as well as being visually pleasing.
I think it is a real plus for our area to have an environ-
ment that artists feel free to create a variety of artistic ef-
forts and an educated public that can accept and appreci-
James C. Helvie, Longboat Key
I am extremely disappointed in your otherwise
wonderful newspaper for printing the picture on the
front page of the Nov. 10 edition.
This creation simply depicts this man's fascination
with the distorted female breast.
Remember, your newspaper is viewed by all ages.
This portrayal depicts a moral decay which starts in the
mind, then the community, and spreads from there.
Moral rebirth starts the same way.
I would ask The Islander consider more carefully
in the future "art" such as this, as to whether it should
be printed in the manner that it was, and secondly, the
community lets you know its position on this matter.
Do we want our young people seeing this in our
homes on the front page of "our" newspaper?
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Part 5, Wartime Anna Maria: 1941-42
On New Year's Day of 1942 the Bradenton High
School band marched in Miami's Orange Bowl parade,
"Jesse James at Bay," starring Roy Rogers was play-
ing at the Palace Theatre, and Oomph Girl Ann
Sheridan was honeymooning in Palm Beach with mati-
nee idol George Brent.
About the only hint that there was a war on was the
presence of Boy Scouts on the quiet streets of
Bradenton handing out flyers announcing a countywide
blackout on the coming Friday.
"Know what to do to help and obey your air raid
wardens," the handbills advised. "Folks need no extra
fabric for blackout curtains. Blankets, comforters and
the like will serve in most cases."
The blackout only lasted a half hour and there were
no untoward incidents. Next day a headline writer
joked: "County. blackout a success except for moon-
beams." The newspaper also noted: "Enlistment in
Cupid's army tops all records, over 400 marriage li-
censes are issued in Manatee County during 1941."
But there wasn't much to joke about that winter.
The war in the Pacific was going badly. The Japa-
nese took the Philippines, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Then came the defeat of General MacArthur's troops
at Corregidor and the horrible Bataan Death March.
(Steve Raymond, grandson of Anna Maria Island pio-
neer Sam Cobb, survived the ordeal but no one back
home knew about it for two years.)
Nevertheless, the home folks were confident that
America would ultimately win the war.
The first War Bond sales campaign kicked off
early in January with a rally in downtown Bradenton.
School girls roamed the lobbies of the town's two
movie houses collecting coins in miniature wishing
wells for the USO and the March of Dimes while up on
the screen Clark Gable gave his spiel on behalf of War
People were urged to save iron, copper and brass
bric-a-brac, aluminum pots, wire coat hangers, razor
blades and anything else that could be turned into ar-
maments. Youngsters even saved the silver foil peeled
from gum wrappers.
Storerooms began to fill up with used clothing,
blankets, newspapers, magazines, glass bottles and
tires. The women of Anna Maria Island quickly
reached their first quota of 10 blankets, 20 sheets and
five pairs of pillow cases. Salvaging we call it re-
cycling today became the thing to do, along with
learning first aid, knitting socks for servicemen and
planting Victory Gardens.
The push was on to conserve rubber. People used
bicycles whenever they could or simply didn't drive
their autos anymore. It was a blow to citrus growers
when the government stopped them from burning old
tires in smudge pots during spells of freezing weather.
And women had to give up their silk stockings and get
used to wearing rubberless girdles and corsets.
For a while resort owners on Anna Maria Island
The sun-seeking tourists of
February 1942 had one last
fling enjoying the charms
of the old Anna Maria City
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wartime settled over
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Park advertised, "We cater to the more fastidious tour-
ist with the house on wheels who prefers a more exclu-
sive location. We are famous for our socials and dances
in our commodious club house."
Trying to entice tourists, the Bradenton Beach
Civic Club boasted of the town's new street lights and
noted that "the Cortez bridge has been widened and is
paved with a smooth asphalt surface for better driving.
The road (today's Cortez Road) to the Tamiami Trail
(Route 41) is also widened and smoothed and where
once the palmetto was rampant there are new vegetable
farms, fields of gladioli, orange groves and pretty tour-
But as January gave way to February, tourism pe-
tered out. The visitors could put up with the rationing
of sugar, gas and food and the annoyance of military
planes flying over the beach. But when German subma-
rines began torpedoing ships along the Florida coast,
they headed for home.
Those new street lights in Bradenton Beach would
be blacked out for the duration.
Next: The U-boat menace
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Work resuming under Longboat Pass bridge
By Jim Hanson .
Islander Correspondent .
Work to bolster the Longboat Pass bridge's underpin-
nings and simultaneously clear off the Coquina Beach area
along the southeast seawall is to resume this week.
Three thousand tons of boulders have been piled at
the Anna Maria Island end of the bridge for weeks,
awaiting state paperwork, said Steve Liebel.
He is co-owner of Duncan Seawall Dock and
Boatlift Inc., Sarasota, which started work under the
bridge last spring on a $280,000 contract. It called for i i
substantial work to control erosion around the bridge.
pilings, and to replace the boat-fender system along the
channel under the bridge.
The currents there are fierce, Liebel said, and the
Florida Department of Transportation underestimated --
the amount of stone needed to control the scouring of
sand from the foot of the pilings.
"They thought it would take 3,000 tons, but when
we got down there we found they were about 3,000
tons short," Liebel said.
Work stopped until DOT could work up a change About 3,000 tons of rock will end up under the Longboat Pass Bridge to slow the scouring around the pilings
order for some $200,000 more work. It arrived last
e e e k. of the span between Bradenton Beach and Longboat Key. Islander Photo.- Paul Roat
Meanwhile, the additional 3,000 tons of rock piled
beside the bridge awaited transport and placement un-
der the bridge. Concert next week at Island Baptist
While waiting for that, Duncan had plenty of work
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Complaints 'flooding' into Holmes Beach
By Pat Copeland
Repeated flooding from stormwater followed by
swales filled with green slime and mosquitoes is unac-
ceptable, residents of 68th Street told Holmes Beach
"We have extreme flooding problems on Holmes
Boulevard at 68th Street," Alfred Gering said. "We
have six to nine inches of water in the intersection
when there's a couple inches of rain. It goes onto the
sidewalks and lawns and up the driveways."
Gering said area residents have tried landscaping
extensively and remodeling to keep the water from
entering their homes.
"The sidewalks are completely obstructed and it's
impossible for the handicapped and elderly to use
them," Gering continued. "The condition persists for
three days after a storm."
He said the city dug swales to help relieve the
flooding, but it's "the most disgusting thing you'd ever
want to see." It's "green with slime," creating a horrible
odor as well as a mosquito breeding pond.
"When we have any kind of storm, that's the first
place in the city that we stop patrolling because we can't
get our vehicles through," Police Chief Jay Romine noted.
Dick Suman, Gering's neighbor, suggested the city install
a storm lift station to remove the water and asked that the
city undertake a study of the intersection.
Swiftmud study could help
Commissioner Rich Bohnenberger brought up the
Southwest Florida Water Management District Island-
wide study done in 1995.
"Sites that flood under normal rainfall were iden-
tified," Bohnenberger said. "I'll check and see if that
intersection was included."
Assistant Public Works Supervisor Bill
Saunders confirmed the area is part of the study and
is identified as Basin 2. He said the study includes
three proposals to improve drainage, escalating in
price from $54,000 to $165,000.
"That's an extremely low area and the flooding has
been going on for 30 years," Saunders said. "No type
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there's no place for the water to go."
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the area are "insufficient to prevent significant and
traffic impeding street flooding from storms of a few
inches or more. During more extreme events, flood-
ing may well extend beyond the area to include a
foot or more of standing water over roads, as well as
over numerous yards and driveways."
The study recommends two options. The first is the
installation of 12 drains, four in each of three areas along
Marina Drive. The second is two road cuts across Marina
Drive, north and south of 64th Street, ending in a canal.
"For both options, the full benefit would not be
realized without installation/rehabilitation of road side
swales along 62nd through 68th streets, Holmes Bou-
levard and Palm Drive," the study said.
Bohnenberger said Swiftmud's grant cycle is com-
ing up soon and the site could be identified as a prior-
ity. He said commissioners are working on a capital im-
provements plan that will include stormwater drainage.
Gering asked if the city could fill in the swale.
Commissioners said Public Works Supervisor Joe
Duennes would have to make that decision.
During the week following the meeting, Duennes
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In related issues, Duennes and Saunders addressed
two other flooding complaints this week.
The city received a letter from C. Gay McBride, prop-
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of drainage. McBride said he was in residence from Sept.
19 to 27 when tropical storm Harvey passed and left Sixth
Avenue completely under water for three days.
"This constitutes a major health and safety hazard and
leaves a very unpleasant blot on the landscape," McBride
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the next remake of Jurrasic Park."
Duennes acknowledged that the area is one of the
worst drainage basins in the city. The only outfall is a
pipe that runs east to the bay under the Anna Maria
Centre Shops and at high tide it remains full, he said.
"In 1998 a new pipe was placed across Sixth Av-
enue at the outfall," Duennes explained. "A new pipe
was also installed under 34th Street along the west side
of Sixth Avenue and swales were cleaned out, all to
improve conveyance to the outfall structure.
"Other than ongoing maintenance and debris re-
moval, I don't know of any other drainage remedy
available at this time. Any significant drainage im-
provement project is financially unfeasible."
On Nov. 5 about 20 residents of Palm Harbor
Drive and adjacent properties met with Saunders at city
hall regarding their drainage issues.
Saunders said the city hired a company to survey
the swale that serves as a retention conveyance system
around the properties and found no significant changes
in it. He said it's simply a very low area.
"We cannot find that one property is dumping
water on another or that water is not being retained,"
Saunders explained. "There is a certain amount of ero-
sion of the shoulders of the swale and as a conse-
quence, a portion of it has filled up."
Saunders said Swiftmud sent the city original de-
sign drawings of the swale, but the differences in eleva-
tion are not significant to the problem.
"There is an outfall point established on 43rd Street
with an elevation of 3.28, so anything above that runs out,"
Saunders noted. "Anything under that stands on the prop-
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or not. We can't solve an impossible problem and
Swiftmud folks are not interested at this point."
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its new bell tower and its 86th year on Anna Maria Is-
land with a big party at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 21.
Rev. Bill Grossman said the festival will "ring out
the old (sort of) and ring in the new (really and truly)"
additions to the old church.
Some of the new:
The porte coch6re, qr covered driveway to the
church's entrance, for rain-or-shine convenience.
The narthex, or lobby, a large entryway with four
handicapped-accessible restrooms, a "crying room" for
babies and a kitchen.
Topping it all off, a stark white bell tower with
"an honest-to-goodness come-to-meeting church-type
bell," a replica of the original tower John Roser built
in honor of his wife.
The old is most evident in the original chapel
Jeff Whipple winner
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Jeff Whipple won "best of show" and $1,000 with
his "Figure Study" oil on canvas at the Shannon Group
exhibit at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts. Other
winners were Patricia Shistle, oil, $700; Tom Geddis,
watercolor, $400; Nate Krate, oil on linen, $300. The
show, sponsored by the Shannon Resort & Club Group,
continues through Nov. 26 at the center, 6860
will be Saturday
Judge Matt McMillan will address the Holmes
Beach Civic Association at the Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, at 10 a.m. Satur-
day, Nov. 20. It is open to any Holmes Beach resident.
Information is available at 778-9529.
Art on the Avenue Saturday
on Longboat Key
The 1th Art on the Avenue fine arts festival will
be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, at
Longboat Key's Avenue of the Flowers shopping cen-
The juried festival will feature painting, sculpture,
photography, pottery, jewelry, fiber arts and stained
glass, with 80 or more artists displaying their works. It
is sponsored by the Longboat Key Center for the Arts,
which will provide information at 383-2345.
Visionaires will hear Dr. Moscoso
The Anna Maria Island organization for persons
with low vision, Visionaires, will hear an address by
Dr. Walter E. Moscoso at a meeting Tuesday, Nov. 23,
at 1:30 p.m. at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information may be obtained
and transportation arranged at 778-5001.
55 Alive on Longboat
The 55 Alive driving program of the American
Association of Retired Persons will be offered from
noon to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Nov. 18 and 19,
at Bayfront Park Recreation Center, 4052 Gulf of
Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Registration is required
at 316-1980, where further information is available.
Island author Beard
visits St. Armands Key
Author Frances Jordan Beard of Anna Maria City
will preside at a book-signing of her "It's a Great Life"
from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, at Circle Books,
478 John Ringling Blvd. on St. Armands Circle.
She also will sign her earlier books, "Nothing To
Lose" and "Kith and Kin," both set on Anna Maria Is-
land. Details are available at 388-2850.
Garden Club hosts sale
The Anna Maria Garden Club will hold its annual
plant and bake sale Saturday, Nov. 20, from 9 a.m. to
1 p.m. at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512
Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
For information, call Marguerite Corrick, 778-0256.
which Roser built in 1913, around the building from the
new edifice. Roser made a fortune with the fig newton
cookie he developed and brought a good bit of the for-
tune to Anna Maria Island.
Sunday's festivities will begin with "bells ringing,
singers singing, preachers preaching" and actors de-
picting Roser's fortune making and church building.
At 11 a.m. the celebration will move outdoors for
speeches, singing and praying before the food is uncov-
ered on buffet tables for a huge picnic, said Grossman.
"No charge for the eats," he noted, "but have you ever
heard of a church affair without an offering?"
He appealed for Islanders to alert the kitchen com-
mittee to their coming so plenty of food can be pre-
pared, with reservations appreciated at 778-0414.
The church is at 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City,
"with plenty of parking available."
Winners on Trail of Treats
Ghosts and goblins on the Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce Trail of Treats and costume
contest came up with winners Hanna Bakter,
Chelsea and Samantha Burgess, Austin Morrow,
Justin Dearlove, Nathan Lunderhioln, Scottie
Steenstra, Charlie Woodson, Kelley Ice, Natalie
Allneter, Amy Costa, Paige, Emma and Neil Carper,
Austin Wash, Daniele Mullen, Ryan Guerin and
Giorgio Gomez. Nick Sato guessed the number of
candies in ajar to win that contest.
Reception this weekend
for naturalists' show
A two-day artists' reception will be at the
Longboat Framing Gallerie from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and
9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19 and 20, for a
three-week showing of Florida naturalists' art.
The exhibit will include Adams, Boeck, Reiber.
Hutchinson and Rollings watercolors and sculptures.
The show will continue through Dec. 10 at the gallery,
6824 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Details
may be obtained at 383-8914.
Art exhibit in Longboat Key
The Longboat Key Center for the Arts will open its
annual members' exhibit at a special reception from 5
to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, in the main gallery.
The reception if free and open to the public. The
exhibit will be on display until Dec. 23 and remains
free throughout its run.
Receiving for the members' exhibit will take place
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 22
and 23. The exhibit will feature original painting, pot-
tery, sculpture, fiber arts and glass.
The center is located at 6890 Longboat Drive S. in
"The Village," Longboat Key. For more information,
at Anna Maria Elementary
Members of the community are invited to attend a
Partners in Education seminar at Anna Maria Elemen-
tary School. Businesses in the community and the
school are teaming up to provide services to benefit
The seminar is at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, in the
school's auditorium. The school is located at 4700 Gulf
Drive. For more information, call 708-5525.
By Jim Hanson
Perhaps 5,000 holiday-makers are expected to
throng Bradenton Beach Thanksgiving evening to take
part in the third annual Christmas Prelude at the clock
Vice Mayor John Chappie, co-sponsor of the fam-
ily-style celebration, said 1,500 attended the first year,
3,500 the second last year, and "at that rate we'll really
have a crowd this year."
He, deputy city clerk Lee Ann Bessonette and busi-
ness owner Emily Ann Smith continue to finance the
event from their own pockets, Chappie said, "and we
don't want money to help, we just want to do the right
He explained that the three of them launched the
festival somewhat casually in 1997, in appreciation for
their city's gifts to them. "Bradenton Beach has given
us a great deal, letting us live in paradise and making
successes of ourselves, so we wanted to give something
back to the city."
What they will give back are a townful of Christ-
mas lights and two hours of music and celebration start-
ing at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 25.
Residents and businesses have been gearing up for
the city-wide home and business holiday decoration
contest, and their successes will be judged between 7
and 9-p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24.
First place in each category, commercial and resi-
dential, is worth a $200 prize and second, $100. The
awards will be made during the Prelude.
Bridge Street will remain open to traffic through-
out the event, but the parking lot where the street runs
into the city pier will be reserved for the crowd: "No
parking there," said Chappie.
There will be incidental contests such as oldest
attendee, youngest, longest-wed couple, newest new-
lyweds, and probably some others will suggest them-
selves, Bessonette said.
Santa Claus will have a packful of candy canes and
musicians will be on stage under the clock tower. The
Keyboards and More, grade-schoolers and young
teens who will kick off the concert.
Joyful Noise, children's choir of Roser Memorial
Community Church, Anna Maria, Lois Lotte, director.
Turner Chapel Youth Choir of the African Meth-
odist Episcopal Church, Palmetto.
Magic of Manatee, a musical group within the
Sweet Adelines singers group.
"Wonderful Sounds of Christmas," holiday mu-
sic with a 1940s sound by the First Baptist Church of
Palmetto, Bart Culpepper, director.
Michele Bishop, popular Island vocalist who ap-
pears regularly at Cafe on the Beach, the Manatee
Beach concession, will top it all off as a special attrac-
Oh, and bring your own chair, Chappie strongly
advises pavement is hard sitting or standing and no
seating is provided.
Boat parade has openings at Dec. 4 event
Skippers have signed up faster this year than in the
past, but there are still plenty of openings for the big
Christmas lighted-boat parade Dec. 4, said chairman
He anticipates at least 20 boats for the 12th annual
event, and the more the merrier. At last week's end 14
captains had committed their craft "but not a sailboat
yet." Interested captains may call him at 778-3907.
Stealey has headed the Christmas Lighted-Boat
Parade committee for the past five years, and has be-
come a self-rated world expert at the task. He spends
much of his time at this season asking local merchants
for prizes to reward the winners in the parade. He's be-
come a fair hand at that, too, and finds excellent sup-
port among business people.
There are prizes for first and second in each cat-
egory: power boats 25 feet and under, power boats over
25 feet, sailboats and commercial craft.
Their decorative lights shining, the boats will as-
semble at 5:45 p.m. in Bimini Bay and start the parade
at 6 o'clock, Stealey said.
They will travel the Grand Canal to its end near Gloria
Dei Lutheran Church and back up to the Key Royale
Bridge, where judges will study them from host Dan Par-
sons' bridgeside home, then through Bimini Bay and out
the channel to the Anna Maria City Pier, the Rod & Reel
Pier, and back along the route to Bimini Bay.
In addition to parade competitors, there will be
vessels representing the Coast Guard, Florida Marine
Patrol, Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach Police
Departments, Manatee County Sheriff's Department,
and the Bradenton Police Department.
Favored viewing spots for the public, Stealey
noted, are the piers, Key Royale Bridge, Anna Maria's
Bayfront Park, Rotten Ralph's and along canal on
Marina Drive near the church.
The skippers and crews will have a party and
award presentation the next day, Sunday, at 6 p.m. at
Marina Bay restaurant, 5325 Marina Bay, Holmes
Beach, where results of the judging will be announced.
The parade traditionally is paired with the Priva-
teers Christmas parade in the afternoon from Anna
Maria to Bradenton Beach, and viewed as the Island
kickoff of the holiday season.
Festival dollars trickle down
Committee members from the Oct. 23 Flavors of the Island Millennium Celebration present $2,000 raised for
the Anna Maria Elementary School and the Anna Maria Island Community Center to School Principal Tim
Kolbe and Center Development Director Scott Dell. Kolbe said the school will use its money to purchase
another computer for the World of Works program. Left to right are Don Schroder, chairman of WOW, Dell,
Kolhe, Jason Cimino, Mary Ann Rrockman, Joe Ronno and Rich Rohnenberger.
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A long, winding Anna Maria bike path
By Susan K. Kesselring
There's some backpedaling afoot regarding a bike
path that's been in the works for five years.
Resident Richard DeFrank, 217 Pine Ave., wants
the proposed bike path in Anna Maria to meander off
the beaten path. He voiced his complaints to city offi-
cials at a commission meeting Oct. 19.
He said there's a petition circulating in the city in
an attempt to keep the project from going down Pine
Avenue because of potential parking and drainage
Vending trucks will not be able to supply stores on
Pine Avenue and adding more pavement to what's al-
Dawn Ingraham Clark
Dawn Ingraham Clark, 74, of Holmes Beach, died
Nov. 11 in Blake Medical Center, Bradenton.
A memorial service was held Nov. 15 at Roser Me-
morial Community Church, Anna Maria. Griffith-Cline
Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Memorial
contributions may be made to the American Lung Asso-
ciation, Gulf Coast Chapter, 2201 Cantu Court, Suite 119,
Sarasota, FL 34232, or to a charity of one's choice.
Born in Tunkhannock, Pa., Mrs. Clark moved to
Manatee County from Endwell, N.Y., in 1978. She was
a court reporter in Binghamton, N.Y. She was a member
of the Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island.
She is survived by husband Bernard H.; a daughter,
Terrie Mitchell of Richmond, Va.; three sons, Charles O.
Ingraham of Binghamton, Gary R. Ingraham of Endicott,
N.Y., and Scott W. Ingraham of Bradenton; two sisters,
Gail Blum of Pennsylvania, and June Shillabeer of
Idylwild, Calif; a brother, Richard Hughes of Buffalo,
N.Y.; and eight grandchildren.
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Commission to get weekly code enforcement reports
By Pat Copeland
An advertising banner that hung from a resident's
balcony for more than a month in violation of city code
was the impetus for change in Holmes Beach last week.
City commissioners will now receive weekly re-
ports on the status of code enforcement cases, so they
can report to constituents demanding action.
"Although all reasonable efforts may be under-
taken, the continuing appearance of the violation often
remains, giving the complainant the feeling that we're
not giving any consideration to his or her concerns,"
Commissioner Don Maloney explained.
Maloney said even though a violation may be mov- sample software for a computer program that can be
ing through the process, it may appear that nothing is used to track code enforcement cases and can be eas-
being done, because the process can be lengthy. Impa- ily accessed by commissioners on their own time.
tient residents then call their commissioners, who of- "The problem is when citizens make a complaint
ten do not know the status of the cases, to any one of us, they consider it our complaint and
"Why is weekly reporting any more of a problem want to know what we're doing about it," Commis-
than quarterly reporting?" Maloney asked. "The sioner Rich Bohnenberger noted. "Unless we have
code enforcement officer can print out his daily en- timely information, it makes it really difficult to deal
tries once a week." with the citizens who complain."
Code Enforcement Officer Walter Wunderlich Wunderlich said he is willing speak to any resident
said he doesn't have that capability with his com- who calls to inquire about the status of a case.
puter programs. Commissioners asked Haas-Martens to make her
Commissioner Sandy Haas-Martens said she has software demo program available at city hall.
Holmes Beach business owner upset over occupational license error
By Pat Copeland
The city of Holmes Beach is an Indian giver, says
Jesse Mullen, co-owner of Pro Island Watersports at
3014 Avenue C.
Mullen said last week that the city issued an occu-
pational license for service, repairs and rental of per-
sonal watercraft to he and his partner Chris Remig.
However, city employees said the license was is-
sued in error and should only include service and re-
pairs, not rentals.
"The building that used to be an automotive shop
became available for sale and we entered into a contract
to buy it under the stipulation that we could do boat
repairs and rentals," Mullen told city commissioners.
Mullen said Remig applied for the license, received
it and a week after the property sale closed, the city
rescinded the license.
"Deputy Clerk Angela Sain asked me to look at the
application for service and repairs of personal water-
craft," Assistant Public Works Supervisor Bill
Saunders explained. "It's all C-3 zoning and use. I ap-
proved it for service and repairs."
Saunders said C-3 zoning does not permit rentals
without a site plan and special exception use permit.
Sain said she notified Mullen on April 21 that the
license was approved and he said it was supposed to
include rentals. She told him that Saunders would have
to approve the addition of rentals.
"I typed up the license with repairs and rentals for
Bill to look at," Sain explained. "It was not signed by
me or Bill, as we do on all first-issue licenses. I left it
on my desk and went out."
While Sain was gone, either Mullen or Remig came
to pick up the license and another clerk found it in Sain's
office, signed it and issued it, Saunders said. Sain returned,
learned of the error and contacted Saunders.
Sain said she informed Mayor Carol Whitmore
about the problem, then sent a letter to Remig on May
6 stating that the license was issued in error and a cor-
rected license would be issued to replace it.
"The employees came to me and told me what hap-
opened Whitmore said. "I called our attorney and she
said that the city can make mistakes and it wasn't a
crime. She said to let them know we made a mistake
and issue another license."
"It was presented to us as OK before we bought the
$50,000 building," Mullen said. "The real estate agent
told me it was no problem."
"The real estate agent and Mr. Duennes [Public
Works Director Joe Duennes] and myself all deny ever
having any such conversation," Saunders maintained.
"A lot of people come here and say, 'A real estate
agent or an assistant clerk or a secretary told me some-
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A load of brotherly love and kidneys
By Jim Hanson
If this isn't the most loving family in the world, it
will surely do for Anna Maria Island.
Richard Salick is on his fourth kidney, and it's all
in the family. His own gave out, he got a replacement
from a brother, then another from another, now another
from still another brother.
Still one brother to go, but a son would like to beat
him to it if it comes to that. Everyone prays it won't.
Salick gives all credit for this brotherly generos-
ity to "the way our mother raised us. She's the great-
est Mom in the world." Mom is Katherine (Kay)
Shymanski of Holmes Beach, well known to Island-
ers from many years service at the Manatee County
Public Beach concession.
Richard, 50, had surgery early this fall in Or-
lando to take a kidney from half-brother Wilson
Shymanski, 40. He's been through it so many times
that he knows as much as his doctors about what he
can do, when. He's not quite ready for surfing yet,
but that's coming. He knows about that, too he's
a champion, kidneys or no.
Together all the way
The brothers were reared in Palma Sola Park and
on Anna Maria Island, graduated from Manatee High
School, and pretty much hung together all the way
Richard and his identical twin Phillip learned to
surf in Anna Maria's waters and built up fond
memories of stone crab and smoked mullet. Ulti-
mately, he said, weather patterns changed here and
the surf got to be wimpy and the brothers graduated
to the bigger breaks of the Atlantic on Florida's
other coast. They and elder brother Channing live in
the same condo complex in Cocoa Beach.
Twin brother Phil was the first donor. Richard was
diagnosed with kidney failure in 1974, and he got one
of Phil's at the University of Florida's Shands Hospi-
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He went back to his very active athletic life,
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SALICK, CONTINUED FROM
belt in karate when he wasn't snow
skiing, golfing or swimming. And
competing professionally at surfing
and winning and winning. And mak-
ing the Salick brand of surfboards.
And with his brothers running a surf
shop in Cocoa Beach.
That kidney lasted 11 years, until in
1985 he was diagnosed again with kid-
ney failure. Older brother Channing,
now 51, stepped up this time, and in
1986 gave a kidney to Richard at Shands
Everything was fine again until last
year, when that kidney wore out. Wilson
It wasn't simple, of course. "You
have to wait until you get really sick for
insurance to cover the surgery," Richard
said. "And I had to have another surgery
before the transplant, to remove the rem-
nants of operation No. 1."
Finally all was ready at Orlando's
"It took two surgeons," Wilson said,
"one to take the kidney out of me and
the other to put it into Rich."
Wilson turned out to have super-
kidneys, so large that it took the sur-
geons extraordinary time and effort to
get it into Richard's abdominal cavity.
Took awhile to get it going, too, but
finally it is "looking like 100 percent,"
he said. Both brothers are resting up and
rebuilding themselves, Wilson residing
in Sunny Shores at the northeast corner
of Cortez and Richard back running the
Florida region for the National Kidney
His awareness made most keen by
his ordeals, he started working for the
foundation after his first transplant and
for some years has been senior regional
director. "I work about 70 hours a week
and don't think I even have a job," he
said. "I'm just doing what I like and feel
Part of what he does is organize
competitions to raise money and aware-
ness for the foundation. He missed the
big Pro-Am Surfing Festival that he or-
ganized in Cocoa Beach in September.
He was busy with surgery.
That was a whopper as surfing goes,
he said, a $200,000 event.
Now he's started working on the
huge $16 million Olympic-style interna-
tional Transplant Games for all life-sav-
ing transplant patients. The games come
around every two years, and for the next
six years will be at Disney World's
Sports Park. That means they are by and
large Richard Salick's baby.
He plans to compete, though the
games have been inland so there is no
Kay Shymanski of
Holmes Beach is
flanked by sons
Richard Salick, left,
recuperation from a
the brothers. Wilson,
quick to show off his
nine-inch scar, is the
third brother to
donate a kidney to
Photo: Bonner Futch
surfing, just golf, bicycling, track and
field, bowling, basketball and swim-
He competed in the last games at
Ohio State University in Columbus,
winning two gold medals and one silver
in swimming "an accidental fort
from surfing," he said.
His plans include even resuming
karate at some point, but without the
fighting part. "The kidney is in the ab-
domen," he said, "and the danger of in-
jury is severe." He's developed a pad-
ding system that he shares with other
He still has the big foundation job to
keep up with, of course. He and twin Phil
have been publicized among the
cognoscenti and have had a lot to do with
the way patients recover around the U.S.
They've had a lot to do with the way
people have come to understand dona-
tions, too, so some credit must go to the
brothers for getting more to step forward'
to offer more organs of all kinds.
One item on his agenda is to try to
see that donors get more credit. "The
recipients get all the attention," he said.
"But in fact it's the donors who do all
the great stuff. I'd like to help get them
some public gratitude. It would encour-
age others to donate, too."
His son Phillip, 22 now, has re-
vived the Salick name in surfboard
manufacture in Cocoa Beach. He
wanted desperately to be the donor to
his father this time around, but doctors
wouldn't have it.
"He's coming to the age now when
I first got sick," Richard explained, "and
doctors are afraid there may be some-
thing hereditary in the kidney problem.
He's a great big healthy kid, and we all
hope for the best."
If Richard ever needs another kid-
ney and young Phil can't donate,
there's still another brother, Rosser
Shymanski, 42, who is in
TV in Atlanta. And then
/ there's sister Joan
Shymanski Mills in
'Brandon. But she just
had a baby and the fam-
ily won't hear of her do-
nating anything for some
All of them visit the
Rainfall Island frequently, for
0 "there's no way you could
0 get Mom off Anna
0 Maria," said Richard.
0 And as for Mom, how
0 did she happen to rear
0 such a caring family?
0 "Why, you just do it,"
she said. "I guess I've had
an interesting family,"
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the student body and teachers had a knee-stompin' good time at the "Country-
Western Round Up. The performers wore cowboy hats with stars and bandannas
around their necks and sang songs everyone could keep time to. Music Teacher
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THE ISLANDER U NOV. 17, 1999 0 PAGE 17
Island artist Curry's work is bright, bold
By Susan K. Kesselring
Many people on the Island know Susan Curry as
the lady who runs. She has been giving herself and the
pavement a workout for the past 15 years. She said she
used to run 15 miles, from where she lives in Cortez to
Anna Maria, but has cut back to six miles per day.
But Curry is also known in the art circle by those
who collect her prints and paintings and admire her
work. Her work is being displayed this month at the
Island Branch Library.
In an age when so many outside interference com-
pete for our attention, Curry has managed to streamline
her own life. She doesn't own a television and prefers
lava lamps and candles to electric light. She bakes her
own bread and makes home-made broth. Her philoso-
phy is that the less distracted she is, the more in touch
she can become with herself.
Curry wasn't too keen on having to label her art-
work for display at the library because she thinks
titles can be distracting to viewers who should be
able to make up their own minds about what they are
She uses bold, primary colors for her "Heavy
Equipment" print series, which makes them childlike
and appealing. On closer inspection, the prints exhibit
a nightmarish quality, perhaps symbolizing the oppo-
site forces of nature at work. Curry said her work is
therapy for her soul.
She said her prints and paintings are spontaneous
in that she has little knowledge of the final product
when she goes to work, though there are some methodi-
cal characteristics exhibited in her work .
Her prints on display have a circular motion to
them, though Curry said she's not sure what it means.
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Nov. 1, criminal mischief, 100 block of Beach.
The complainant reported an unknown person removed
plywood from the window of a an abandoned house
Nov. 8, harassing phone calls, 400 block of
Nov. 10, domestic battery, 400 block of Magno-
lia. The victim reported she was sleeping when the
suspect grabbed her by the ankles, pulled her out of bed
and hit her in the face. A capias was issued for the sus-
Nov. 11 domestic battery, 307 Pine, General
Store. A verbal dispute between the victim and suspect
turned violent when the intoxicated suspect pushed the
victim, said the report. The suspect was placed in cus-
Nov. 7, recovered stolen decal, Coquina Beach.
The officer stopped the subject for a traffic violation
and a check showed her decal expired in 1998 and the
1999 decal on the tag was reported stolen.
The subject said she purchased the vehicle more
than a year ago but had never registered it. She said she
knew the decal was expired but had no knowledge of
the stolen decal. The officer issued three summonses
and a citation and the vehicle was towed.
Nov. 7, possession of paraphernalia, 1100 block
-of Gulf Drive North. While performing a traffic stop
the officer said he observed David Dean Arling, 33, of
Bradenton Beach, throw an object toward the rear of
the vehicle and smelled the odor of marijuana. The
officer conducted a search and said he found a pipe
with residue, and rolling papers. Arling was placed in
custody and the vehicle was towed.
Nov. 9, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach. The victim reported an unknown person re-
moved a back pack valued at $45, a watch valued at
$10, a 35 mm camera with lens and case valued at
$150, a check book, traveler's checks valued at $150,
an ATM card, a wallet valued at $10, $35 in cash, a
driver's license and a credit card.
Nov. 9, DUI, 300 block of Gulf Drive North. The
officer observed Deidre M. Callan, 33, of Bradenton,
asleep in the driver's seat with an open can of beer and
the engine running. He administered field performance
tests and placed Callan in custody.
Nov. 10, trespass warning, 200 Gulf Drive N.,
Beach House. The complainant reported she let two
suspects into the restaurant after hours to use the rest
room. She said after they left, she observed them crawl-
ing through the driver's window of her vehicle. She
said she yelled and they fled.
The officer located the suspects at Coquina
Bayside with a group of juveniles. The complainant
issued trespass warnings to the suspects and the officer
called the juveniles' parents.
Nov. 11, domestic information, 300 block of Bay
Drive North. The victim reported he had a verbal con-
frontation with the suspect and as he was leaving the
residence, the suspect jumped on his back, scratched
him and tore off his shirt before leaving the scene. The
victim signed a waiver of prosecution.
Nov. 5, disturbance, 500 block of 58th Street. The
subjects were having an argument and one broke two
windows before fleeing, said the report. The officer
said there was no battery.
Nov. 5 suspicious, 69th Street canal. The com-
plainant reported a boat was traveling at a high rate of
speed. The boat was not found.
Nov. 5, found property two bicycles, 300
block of 64th Street.
Nov. 6, noise, 200 block of 69th Street. The com-
plainant reported a large, loud party and the officer
advised the subject to keep the crowd inside and quiet.
Later the officer had to return and shut down the party.
The officer said he had to return a third time to advise
late arrivals to leave. He advised the subject against
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Nov. 6, traffic, 72nd Street and Marina Drive.
The complainant reported subjects operating motor-
cycles in a reckless manner and at a high rate of speed
and said it is an on-going problem. The officer operated
radar at the location for 45 minutes but the motorcy-
clists did not return.
Nov. 6, traffic, 200 block of 71st Street. The com-
plainant reported the subject was tailgating him and he
became upset and made a hand gesture at the subject.
The complainant said the subject then used a flashlight
to light up the passenger compartment of his vehicle.
The officer located the subject and advised him that his
actions were illegal and could result in a $49 fine.
Nov. 7, animal, 3015 Gulf Drive, Citgo. The
complainant reported a loose dog and an animal con-
trol employee responded to take custody of the dog.
Nov. 7, found property -a bicycle, 300 block of
Nov. 8, burglary, 300 block of 61st Street. The
victim reported her jewelry valued at $925 was miss-
Nov. 9, theft, 200 block of 52nd Street, Holmes
Beach Marina. The complainant reported the suspect
was repairing a boat when a civil dispute arose over
payment for services. The complainant said he asked
the suspect to stop work but the suspect said he was
going to finish the job and removed an intake manifold
and carburetor valued at $1,375 and left.
The officer said while he was taking his report, the
suspect called the marina and the officer advised him
to return the parts. The suspect said he would not do so
unless he was paid for his work. The complainant
signed an affidavit and the officer issued a capias for
Nov. 9, theft of a license plate, 500 block of 59th
Nov. 9, found property- a driver's license and
credit card, 68th Street and Holmes Boulevard.
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Nov. 9, domestic battery, 6200 block of Holmes
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advised both parties of the domestic violence laws.
The officer reported when the complainant re-
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couldn't take the key. The subject was placed in cus-
Nov. 9, disturbance, 400 block of Clark Lane.
The officer responded to disperse juveniles involved in
Nov. 10, recovered missing person, 3200-block
of East Bay Drive. The officer observed the juvenile
subject and a check showed the subject was reported
missing by the St. Pete Police Department. The officer
transported the subject to the Skyway Bridge where a
St. Pete police officer took custody.
Nov. 10, animal, 3500 block of Gulf Drive on the
beach. The complainant reported horses on the beach
and the officer advised the riders to remove the ani-
Nov. 10, assistance, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee
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THE ISLANDER 0 NOV. 17, 1999 0 PAGE 19
Holmes Beach Planning
Normand presents Mayor
Carol Whitmore with the
Report Award from the
Florida Planning and
Zoning Association. The
award was presented to
all three Island cities for
crafting the Island Post
Plan. Normand accepted
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IFC under-12 soccer team
The Island Football Club under-12-year-old soccer
team continued its hot streak with a close win Sunday
over Port Charlotte.
IFC ran its record to a perfect 6-0 on the season by
winning 2-1 with Sean Pittman and Michael Wallen
scoring and Chad Richardson with an assist.
But the man-of-the-match award went to goalie
Matt Bobo who made two great saves to preserve the
win for the Islanders.
One of Bobo's saves came on a 30-yard kick that
looked like it was going in goal until Bobo snatched it
out of the air and hung on.
"That ball was going in goal and I don't know how
he got to it," IFC adult soccer player Matt Bowers said.
"It was a great play. He had another save just about like
it. That's why he was man of the match."
I SEAHORSE OYSTER BAR
The under-12 team also won a Saturday match
against Braden River 2.
It wasn't so much a win as it was a pounding as the
Islanders stomped Braden River 9-0.
Michael Wallen had a hat trick, scoring three goals.
He also had an assist and was named man of the match.
Chad Richardson scored twice while Trey
Andricks, Matt Bobo, Sam Lott and Jordan Pritchard
each scored a goal. Kyle Schweitzer had two assists.
In their six wins, IFC has scored 32 goals while
holding their opponents to three measly scores.
This Sunday, Nov. 21, they play a noon game at
Lakewood Ranch against Braden River 1.
Ulasaba defeats IFC adults soccer team
The first-place Ulasaba Lions of Tampa topped the
Island Football Club adult soccer team Sunday at G.T.
Bray Park by a score of 2-0.
Brett McIntosh of IFC was voted man of the match
for his hustle and defense against a disciplined Lions
team that has yet to lose in 10 games. Eight games re-
main in the season.
IFC kept the Lions in check for most of the first
half until a Lions player broke free and scorched a shot
over. the IFC goalie.
In the second half, the Lions scored the clincher on
a weird corner kick that went in front of the goal and
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Corder nips Huffman
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Capt. Glenn Corder of the Deep South charter boat
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Tournament and brought home a first-place catch by
nipping Jon Huffman.
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Year honors. Huffman has 550 points this year to
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Corder, Huffman, Curtis, Lease, Wood, Scott Van
Ostenbridge and Joel Eastman had skins.
Closest-to-the-pin greenies went to Corder who
had two, while Richard Thomas had one and Eastman
This week's match will be held at Palma Sola.
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Moon saves day for 10-11 All-Stars
The game was on the line in a shoot out and goalie
Stewart Moon came through when he leaped and
snagged the last shot of the game to give the Anna
Maria Island Community Center Soccer League Divi-
sion 2, age 10-11, White All-Stars a victory Monday
night at the Center.
Moon's teammates mobbed him after he came
down to earth with the ball tucked in his arms.
The Blue All-Stars were on fire in the first half as
Chris Klotz scored in the first 30 seconds of the game
after he shot one on goal and it rebounded and he
zipped it past the goalie.
Klotz scored again later to make it 2-0 in favor of
the Blue squad.
The second half had an entirely different complex-
The White All-Stars, led by Sean Pittman, Michael
Wallen and Lorenzo Rivera, took it to Blue on offense
White allowed Blue only one shot on goal in the
second half. Moon saved that one, too.
Pittman scored early in the second after Wallen
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and Price sent the ball into the right corner of the goal
to cut Blue's lead to 2-1.
Blue goalie Matt Bobo made two good saves in
front of the net to keep White at bay, but White con-
tinued the pressure until Rivera scored on a breakaway
with less than two minutes left in the game to tie up the
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Tally tales, barfly wannabe solutions
This cosmopolitan, urbane state of ours features
swanky South Beach near Miami, bustling corporate
cities like Tampa and Jacksonville, nouveau trendy
Seaside in the Panhandle and, of course, our own
special bit of paradise here on Anna Maria Island.
We've also got Tallahassee as our state capital,
the "Holy City" where all state politicians migrate
every spring like buzzards coming home to roost.
For years, Tallahassean's idea of a great night out
was to stop at the Golden Corral for a steak dinner
or, if they wanted to splurge, maybe Ponderosa.
At least, that was the way it was when I first
started pilgrimages there 15 years or so ago as a
staffer with a state representative. Things are still
somewhat the same after all these years there was
a sign hanging in a butcher shop explaining if I had
a deer it could be dressed out for $35, or the whole
carcass turned into sausage for $75 but things
have changed up there in the past few years.
Now, the city of 160,000 or so people has trendy
shops, expansive malls, expensive golf course-fronted
homes, a booming economy and some honest-to-God-
good restaurants and night spots. I even detected a bit
of smugness in the daily paper's description of the
bumper-to-bumper traffic on a couple of roads during
rush hour, although the "rush hour" only lasts about 10
The renaissance of Tallahassee probably has some-
thing to do with the cadre of lobbyists who call the
town home. When you're pulling down $500,000 or
SPORTS RAP, FROM PAGE 21
8-9, soccer All-Stars to a 3-0 win over the Blue team.
Tanner Pelkey made a great save in front of the
goal to preserve the shutout for White on Monday night
at the Center.
Douglas made a neat little shot in the second
half, bending one just inside the post to make it 2-0.
White and Bryant shot one into the corner to put the
Tyre scores two,
Taylor gets one in Blue win
Blake Tyre was all over the field for the Center's
Division 1, age 12-13, Blue All-Star soccer team, scor-
ing twice while teammate Courtney Taylor clinched the
Blue victory with a penalty kick goal at the end of the
White All-Star Brandon Roberts put his team
ahead in the first half when he left-footed the ball past
But Tyre was on-fire in the second half, scoring
first after a crossing pass from Michael Spicer and
again one minute later on a breakaway.
Taylor, who was playing goalie for Blue in the
second half, ran downfield and got the final score on
penalty kick to give Blue the 3-1 victory.
more a year, with an expense account of the same
amount, who wants to dine at Jim and Milt's Bar-B-Q
seven days a week?
But even as the Holy City undergoes a renais-
sance, things from its less-than-auspicious past still
linger. I was fascinated by a land sale on St. George
Island completed late last week. St. George is about
twice as long as Anna Maria, with lots of vacation
homes and lots and lots of undeveloped property.
There's also a huge, beautiful state park on one end
with 30-foot sand dunes and absolutely no people
around, a lot like the Island 40 years ago.
And just like on Anna Maria, developers have
discovered St. George. A group of investors picked
up a 57-acre tract there in 1991 with the intent of
building a commercial enclave of shops, hotels, res-
taurants and other goodies within a gated community
on the Island. The zoning allows the commercial
use, but residents complained and the project
dragged on until last week, when the parcel was sold
to developers who hope to build a better rapport with
Here's the interesting part: the property was bought
in 1991 for $1.5 million and sold last week for $6.5
million. Discounting the $5 million profit made in eight
years, think about first buying 57 acres of commer-
cially zoned Island property for $6.5 million.
Heck, there's trophy houses selling on Longboat
Key for almost that much!
I wonder if the hotel kitchen on St. George will
dress out a deer.
I've been watching the news from areas where
hurricanes have hit to see what the environmental af-
termaths have been this season. To date, there has
been the total devastation of the shrimp fishery off
North Carolina due to runoff from all the rain, and
I'm waiting for some massive red tide or worse
- blooms when all those dead chickens and hogs
start the little critters to churn in rivers and streams
Last week, there was a more serious problem that
surfaced in India, where a cyclone hit near Calcutta last
month and killed upwards of 10,000 people. It seems
that fertilizer plants were damaged and the runoff en-
tered ponds, turned to acid and is injuring scores of
people who use the ponds as bathtubs.
It's not just wind and storm surge that kills in hur-
ricanes, as we're all starting to realize.
Barfly saga unveiled
I have been known to stop off at Sarasota's only
remaining adult beverage establishment on the beach
from time to time to sip an adult beverage. Several
weeks ago, a new addition to the place was added -
water-filled plastic bags draped from the rafters.
Seems there had been a fly epidemic. Fly swatters
weren't up to the task, fly strips were aesthetically
unappealing, and any bug spray would drive off more
patrons than pests. The plastic bags of water, it was
explained, would serve as a deterrent because the fly's
multi-faceted eyes would see all the refracted light and
"It worked at another place on the beach," I was told.
So the plastic bags were there. So.were the flies.
Day after day. Week after week. I kept being told that
they worked "really good yesterday, but today ..."
After a month or so, I noticed the bags were gone,
and so were the bugs. Did they work?
"No," the bartender said.
"No," the bar manager said, "but they were good
But where are the flies? I asked at the decidedly
"It's the west wind," I was told. Seems the strong
east winds blew the flies into the bar, but the wester-
lies kept the fly off the beach.
If there is a moral to the story, it's that an ill wind
will blow barflies past refracting water, but you can't
make them blink.
No pun intended, of course.
Take a nap Wednesday so you're bright and alert
that night to catch Leonid meteor shower.
Best viewing is between I and 5 a.m. Thursday
morning, and last year's "show" produced upwards of
400 meteors an hour. Although they're going to be all
over the night sky, expect the best concentrations to be
toward the east.
The meteor shower is the result of the Earth trav-
eling through what's left of the comet Tempel-Tuttle
and, as the debris hits the Earth's atmosphere, bits and
pieces of its remains burn blue and white.
Although the particles are roughly the size of the
head of a pin, they move at about 160,000 mph and can
rip through solar panels and other satellite parts, pro-
ducing a fear that some communications systems may
Enjoy the show, and if you can't call your friends
on your cell phone to talk about it, don't be surprised.
Of course, don't be surprised if your friends don't take
kindly to your calling them at 5 a.m., either.
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Sneaking up on fish easy in a Duffy
By Capt. David Futch
Riding in a Duffy makes you think this has to be a
boat where fish are surprised when you pull up on them.
Marshall "Duffy" Duffield came up with the idea for
an electric boat when he was 18, transforming his origi-
nal golf-cart engine powered vessel into a fancy little
Not for the warp-speed boater, the Duffy tops out at
The one advantage, however, is no one has to shout.
And there's something to be said for the therapeutic speed
that slows down our fast-paced lives.
A standard Duffy 21-footer cost about $25,000 and
Duffy has sold about 3,500 worldwide. A five-hour charge
on a 110-volt outlet allows for an eight-hour cruise.
Duffy's are equipped with refrigerators, a four-
speaker stereo system, removable canopy and has a built-
in buffet under the bow complete with picnic amenities.
A Duffy is not made for Gulf cruising unless you stay
near shore and can get back in when a storm approaches.
They're more an Intracoastal Waterway vessel.
More appropriately, they're a slow boat to no-
where. That can be good for the soul.
Now for the fishing' report.
The wind died down enough last week for anglers
to get out on the water and the reports were good on a
lot of different species.
Don at the Rod & Reel Pier said black drum are
biting and the sheepshead are coming on while fisher-
men are catching the occasional snook.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said the
kingfish are offshore and the three-mile reef is a good
bet. Trolling for grouper using planers in the shipping
channels has produced gags and reds in the keeper size.
If you want to know how to fish with planers, go ask
Bill or Matt at the tackle store. They can rig you up and
tell you what to do. Planers are a good thing to have on
your boat. Not only do they work real good, but you
can troll them behind the boat while you're going out
to your favorite spot.
Lowman also said there are lot of mangrove snap-
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Carl Jones of lowa thought he had himself a big
grouper when he first pulled this hog to the surface.
That's when Capt. Glenn Corder told him he'd have
to throw it back because this happens to be a small
jewvfish, which is a protected species. Jewfish can
reach 600 pounds so this is just a "baby" one.
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being taken in Terra Ceia Bay while Holmes Beach
fishermen are catching some big snook in the canals.
Carl Shaner at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
wade fishermen are getting a lot of snook next to the is-
lands on falling tides. Redfish have been spotty. Boaters
are doing well on all species, especially flounder.
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez reporting for
Capt. Zack on the Dee-Jay II said easterly winds kept
a lot of boaters inshore. However, Zack caught a lot of
mackerel on the lee side of Anna Maria Island, some
grunts and few cobia. Bay fishing has been interesting
with a lot of small snook with reds and sheepshead
coming on strong. Flounder fishing has been real good.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
anglers are catching a lot of reds, snook and trout in
Terra Ceia Bay. Mackerel are still in the bay as well.
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Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams said fish-
ing improved tremendously last week and he expects more
of the same because the wind has died down. He said he
did good on snook last week and reds showed up and he
caught mackerel and cobia. "The water temperature is 71
so the kings are probably still around."
Chaya said Capt. Rick Gross had good catches of
snook and redfish. Gross and Chaya are docked at
Captain's Marina at the corner of 56th Street and Ma-
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Capt. Sam Kimball on the vessel Legend out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle caught a bunch of mangrove
snapper to four pounds, gag grouper to eight pounds,
flounder to three, some big mackerel to four and bonita to
12 in 20-40 feet of water. Most of the fish were caught on
shiners and live shrimp and Annie's has plenty of it.
Capt. Matt Denham of the Rip Tide said he's been
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can catch grouper closer in but a lot are under the 20-inch
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Capt. Curt Morrison has been getting a lot of
keeper grouper, too. He can find you some kingfish if
Capt. Thom Smith of Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road continues to do well on reds, trout and snook. He
likes to use artificial such as Top Dog lures.
If you can get offshore, do it. This is the time of year
where you can run into schools of migrating grouper.
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Island real estate sales
313 Tarpon, Anna Maria, a canalfront 908 sfla
2bed/2bath/cp home built in 1976 on a 75x 110 lot, was
sold 9/23/99, Lee to Eiseler, for $174,000.
314 Magnolia, Anna Maria, a 1,222 sfla 3bed/
2bath/2cp home built in 1981 on a 52x145 lot, was sold
9/24/99, Cook to Townsend, for $250,000.
535 67th St., Holmes Beach, a canalfront 1,532 sfla
3bed/2bath/2car/pool home built in 1973 on a 94x1 14
lot, was sold 9/23/99, Hansel to Turner, for $250,000;
635 Dundee, Holmes Beach, a canalfront 1,752
sfla 3bed/2bath/2car home built in 1966 on a 95x110
lot, was sold 9/24/99, Manns to Lalosh, for $298,500.
1007 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, 217 Summer
Sands, a 1,259 sfla 2bed/2&1/2bath/2cp condo built in
1982, was sold 9/29/99, Glozewski to Sloan, for
104 Gulf Dr. S., Bradenton Beach, 101 Gulf view,
a 1,029 sfla 2bed/2bath Gulffront condo built in 1980,
was sold 10/1/99, Clark to Taetle, for $255,000; list
110 12th St. S., Bradenton Beach, 113 Gulf to Bay
Moorings, a 896 sfla 2bed/2bath bayfront condo built
in 1982, was sold 9/29/99, Mullaney to Hernandez, for
$135,000; list $139,900.
1801 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 263 Runaway
Bay, a 712 sfla lbed/lbath condo built in 1978, was
sold 10/1/99, Greaves to Russo, for $85,000.
208 75th St., Holmes Beach, a new house not yet
S recorded with the property appraisers's office, was
built on a 98x78 lot and sold 9/27/99, Lewis to
Bierbaum and Williford, for $272,000.
21 Seaside Court, Holmes Beach, a canalfront at-
tached 960 sfla 2bed/2bath/cp home, built in 1963 on
a 25x100 lot, was sold 9/30/99, Shaw to Dunkle, for
2202 Avenue B, Bradenton Beach, a 3,066 sfla
6bed/3bath triplex built in 1968 on a 75x100 lot, was
sold 10/1/99, Hyman to Barron, for $253,000; list
2308 Avenue B, Bradenton Beach, a 50x100 lot,
was sold 9/29/99, Schneider to Ling, for $49,900.
522 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, 8A Bayou, an 822 sfla
2bed/lbath canalfront condo built in 1973, was sold 10/
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Thomas C. Aposporos of Anna Maria Is-
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Longboat Key. He is a real estate broker,
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1/99, Bujarski to Wallis, for $115,000; list $117,000.
611 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, 13 D Imperial
House, a 754 sfla 2bed/lbath condo built in 1969, was
sold 9/29/99, Tutewiler to Watson, for $92,000.
8309 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, a 1,196 sfla 2bed/
2bath/lcar/lcp home built in 1980 on a 57x107 lot, was
sold 10/1/99, Digiacomo to Neville, for $170,000.
100 52nd St., Holmes Beach, a 1,893 sfla home
built in 1965 on a 100x89 lot, was sold 10/7/99, Gormel
to Turner, for $250,000.
100 73rd St., Holmes Beach, 103-B Coconuts, a
660 sfla lbed/lbath condo built in 1972, was sold 10/
4/99, Blackburn to Riley, for $110,000.
105 12th St. S., Bradenton Beach, a 1,364 sfla
4bed/2bath residence built on a 50x100 lot, was sold
10/6/99, Kirk to Chappie, for $168,000.
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1401 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, 26 Bermuda
Bay Club, a condo, was sold 10/4/99, Bermuda Bay
Dev. to Marks, for $276,912.
1800 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 207 LaCosta, a
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sold 10/5/99, Veit to Deere Pointe Finance Co, for
2204 Avenue C, Bradenton Beach, an 1,148 sfla
3bed/2bath/lcp duplex built in 1958 on a 50x105 lot,
was sold 10/7/99, for $135,500; list $139,900.
2710 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, Cedar Cove Apts.
& Motel, a multi-unit Gulffront complex offering 1 &
2 bedroom efficiencies, built in various stages on a
100x350 lot(s), was sold 10/5/99, Shishido to Angels
Nest LC, for $1,501,500.
4200 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 102 Gulf Sands, a
Gulffront 1,008 2bed/2bath condo built in 1975, was
sold 10/5/99, Gormel to Miller, for $235,000.
505 Magnolia, Anna Maria, a 75x115 canalfront
lot, sold 10/5/99, Oberhofer to Toilette, for $170,000;
521 77th St., Holmes Beach, a canalfront 2,399 sfla
4bed/2bath/2car home built in 1971 on a 90x106 lot,
was sold 10/4/99, Tuit to Vergason, for $280,000; list
524 69th St., Holmes Beach, a canalfront 1,464 sfla
3bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1969 on an 80x113 lot,
was sold 10/7/99, Kraner to Durlach, for $205,000; list
533 Key Royale Dr., Holmes Beach, a 2,525 sfla
4bed/4&1/2bath/2car canalfront home built in 1963 on
a 100x209 lot, was sold 10/8/99, Duggin to Cappello,
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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.
SONY STEREO black, very nice. AM/FM receiver,
dual cassette player, five-disc CD changer, turntable
and speakers, with cabinet. Hardly used, excellent
condition. It's a steal! $200 firm. 778-6234.
New name. Still "the best news."
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 Islander Bystander office, 5404
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, or call 778-7978.
SOFA AND LOVESEAT, brown/cream floral design,
very clean, excellent condition. $50 each. 779-1009.
BEDROOM SET, six piece, oak, slightly used, cost
$1,600 will sell for $900. A steal. Love-seat $75.
Sleeper $100. Call 778-3320.
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3BR/2BA home on deep-water canal with direct access
to Tampa Bay. Ceramic tile, caged pool, fireplace, dock
Great Holmes Beach location. $289,000.
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS
2BR/2BA turnkey furnished comer unit. Tennis, heated
pool. Excellent complex. $185,000.
BAYFRONT and CABIN CRUISER
Spectacular views of Tampa Bay and Sunshine
Skyway Bridge. Large gracious home with 22.5
foot cabin cruiser. Caged pool, boat dock and lift,
three-car garage. Holmes Beach. $750,000.
SUNBOW BAY TOWNHOUSE
3BR/3BA Elegance! Mexican tile, den, water view
and boat dock. Carport, tennis, two pools. $178,500.
ISLAND GIFT SHOP
Well-established Island gift shop. 17 years at the same
location. Appraisal and books available..
Julie Gilstrap Patti Marifjeren
North Beach Village Townhouse
3BR/2BA, two-car garage $1,600
308 63rd Duplex, garage 2BR/2BA $800
301 23rd Street 2BR/1BA house $850
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OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS. Motel on Holmes Beach
within walking distance of the beach, shopping and
restaurants. Six units plus owner's living quarters. Turn-
key furnished (except owner's unit). Neat and clean.
Reduced to $450,000. For more information call Zee
Catanese 794-8991 or Carol Williams 744-0700 eves.
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condo at The Pointe at Mariner's Cove with cut coral
fireplace, curved wall accents, two-car garage, work-
shop, private lobby and elevator, three lanais, TV
security system, gourmet kitchen, premium 20 by 50
ft. boat slip. $425,000. Dial the Duncans! Judy
778-1589 or Darcie 779-2290 eves.
WILD OAK BAY. View of tropical vegetation and lake
from the lanai of this well-maintained 3BR/2BA
spacious condo. This first floor unit is turnkey fur-
nished and just steps from the pool. $119,900. Call
Zee Catanese 794-8991 eves.
IRONWOOD Enjoy the view from your fourth floor,
glass enclosed lanai in this 1 BR/2BA, plus den condo
in a golf course community. Pool, tennis and club-
house. $59,900. Call Marion Ragni 761-1415 eves.
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
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LORD'S WAREHOUSE Thrift Shop. Open Mon., Wed.,
Sat. 9am-3pm. 6140 Gulf of Mexico Drive 383-4738.
SATURDAY, NOV. 20, 8am-1pm. Books, household
items, baby goods and golf balls. 616 Fem St., Anna Maria.
SATURDAY, NOV. 20, 9am-lpm. Plants and baked
items at Roser Memorial Church. 512 Pine Ave. Anna
Maria. Sale held by the Anna Maria Garden Club.
HUGE YARD SALE Saturday, Nov. 20, 9am-?. Ev-
erything must go. 707 South Bay Blvd., Anna Maria,
on the way to Rotten Ralph's.
PATIO SALE SATURDAY, Nov. 20, 8am-noon. Twin
bedroom set, linens, household items, clothes and
more. Westbay Cove #119. Park on 6th Ave. one
block North Manatee.
BILLY AND NICKS annual garage sale. Saturday, Nov.
20, 9am-5pm. Lots of stuff. 505 71 St., Holmes Beach.
YARD SALE SATURDAY, Nov. 20, 8am-3pm. An-
tiques and collectibles. 221 N. Harbor Dr. in back of
elementary school. Holmes Beach.
YARD SALE SATURDAY, Nov. 20, 8am-1pm.
Framed art, bikes, girls clothing, lots of good stuff.
240 Chilson, Anna Maria.
AVON CALLING COSMETICS, gifts and Christmas
items. Anew, Skintrition, Skin-So-Soft. Free gift. Calls
returned promptly. Call Alison at 383-6201.
CHRISTMAS BAZAAR SATURDAY, Nov. 20, 8am-
1pm. Crafts, jewelry, bake sale, treasures and raffle.
Hot lunch $3.50. Sunny Shores Mobile Home Park
Club House, 115th St. W. and 38th Ave.
NOTARY PUBLIC, CIVIL marriages and renewal
vows. Sunset beach settings or wherever. Norman R.
"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 five years. 778-6000.
FREE ADORABLE CAT. Male orange tabby,
neutered. Very lovable! Needs a caring home. Owner
is a college-student who can't have him in the dorm
FREE ADORABLE KITTEN, male black and white.
Six weeks old and litter trained. Needs love and at-
tention. Looking for a good home. 778-4186.
AMC SEDAN 1979, runs well, new tires. Service
record available. $989. 794-2506 or 778-5834.
CHRYSLER EAGLE PREMIER 1989. Everything works,
cruise, A/C, new tires. 56,000 miles. $400. Call 779-0413.
'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 infor-
mation call 778-1203 or Mobile 713-5900.
BOAT WASHING, compounding, hand waxing, hand
buffing, teak conditioning and refinishing. Complete
detailing, 30-years experience. Satisfaction guaran-
teed, fully insured. 794-8844.
SUNFISH SAILBOAT, excellent condition, $350 or
best offer. 778-2464 or 941-412-9518.
BOSTON WHALER, 11-foot with 25 H.P. Mercury and
Highlander trailer. $2,500. 778-2464 or 941-412-9518.
BRIDGE STREET PIER & Cafe is now accepting
applications for part-time cooks and full- and part-
time servers. Please apply in person. 200 Bridge St.,
HELP WANTED: HOUSEKEEPING; nonsmoker,
own transportation. Part/full-time, 778-9597.
SERVERS, full and part-time bartenders, bussers,
host/hostess, full-and part-time cook. Buccaneer Inn
NEED A COMPANION? I do light housekeeping, cook-
ing, errands. 9am-lpm, Mon.-Fri. Call Jeana 792-1421.
CASHIERS NEEDED, full and part-time, all shifts. $7
hour. Apply Circle K, 2513 Gulf Drive, Bradenton
NURSERY WORKER NEEDED for Island Baptist
Church, Anna Maria. Sunday mornings 9am-lpm.
$8.00 per hour. Call 778-0719.
PIANIST NEEDED for Island Baptist Church, Anna
Maria. Sunday and Wednesdays. Part-time. Call
PROFESSIONAL DISHWASHER, hard worker. Best
wages on the island. Starting wage $8 per hour. Call
778-3575 or 778-6444.
FULL-TIME ADMIN. ASSISTANT/secretary. Must be
energetic, reliable and have computer skills. Position
available for entry level or experienced candidate.
Benefits. Call 383-2182.
COMPUTER TUDOR with experience with Quicken
on Macintosh. 778-1084.
CSR TRAINEE FOR fast paced insurance office.
Clerical, light bookkeeping experience required. Career
opportunity. 778-2253 or fax resume to 778-7071.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial
Library. Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or
MichaelSu de r s r & Company
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COCONUT BAYOU on Anna Maria Island. Tropical hideaway with
4BR/4B basks in Florida sunshine. Stunning drama in this waterfront
residence with 30 ft. of glass overlooking bayou. $559,900. Sandy
Drapala 794-3354 or Kathy Marcinko 792-9122. R39180
ONE-OF-THE-KIND PALMA SOLA BAY LOCATION. Lo-
cated at boat basin bridge with deep water, 4,561 +/- sq.ft.
pool residence. 4BR/5B, open kitchen and family room with
fireplace, gameroom, Mexican tile floors, detached two-car
garage. $775,000. Don Lewis 746-3200 or 920-3919. R41140
TIDY ISLAND TREASURE. Former model townhome with un-
paralleled bay view and Sarasota skyline from almost every
room. Excellent value. $249,000. Bob and Penny Hall 749-
8220 or www.floridahouse.net. C37370
BEAUTIFUL VIEW of Manatee River from this light and bright
3BR/3.5B, split plan home. Fireplace, remodeled kitchen and
a lot of tile. $175,000. Dev Doyno, 359-3891. R41176
ISLAND LIVING in this completely remodeled home with
French doors that lead to private backyard deck. Walk to
beach. $189,500. Toni King 794-5534. R39365
HISTORIC CORTEZ VILLAGE COTTAGE. Relax on the
private deck or enjoy the peace and quiet from your porch
swing. Walk to the bay or bike throughout the village.
$138,000. Marge Dutton 755-8093. R39901
HAVE THE BEST of both worlds in El Conquistador. Privacy
of single family with condominium concept. Former model
with many extras, pool, screened lanai. $124,900. Linda
Asher 792-7365. C38728
WEST BRADENTON. Great investment, vacation, starter or
retirement property. Immaculate unit conveniently located to nu-
merous amenities. $42,500. Joanne Jenkins 795-3838. C40180
4400 ManateeWAvenuei WestIBradenton,]Florida 3 4209
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A BIG HOUSE ON KEY ROYALE
BIG PRICE REDUCTION NOW $229,000
611 Gladstone. 4BR/3.5BA/2 kitchen/2 car, 3,895 sq. ft.
under roof home including caged pool. Next to but not
on a canal. Owner anxious. $255,000. Now $229,000.
BDoug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, Fl 34216
Phone & Fax: (941)778-1222
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JUST A BLOCK FROM THE BEACH
Brand new 3BR/2BA home. Tiled greatroom,
screened porch, close to shopping and dining.
Owner financing possible. $218,900.
John Michaels 779-1101
2803 Gulf Drive Live in
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6700 Holmes Blvd.
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CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to
meet interesting people from around the world? Are
you interested in learning the history of Anna Maria
Island? Get involved with the Anna Maria Island His-
torical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE
NEED YOU! Call 778-0492.
HOUSEKEEPING FULL/PART-TIME. Good benefits,
pleasant working conditions. Resort 66, 6600 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach and Via Roma Beach Resort,
2408 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach.
Available to assist in all areas of home care. Com-
passionate, reliable. Local references. 778-6443,
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.
MAID FOR YOU. Residential cleaning for all your
needs. Weekly, bi-weekly, monthly and special occa-
sions. Reasonable rates, dependable service,
licensed and bonded. Call today for a free estimate
and leave the dirty work for me. 792-7613.
BUILT LIKE A FORTRESS! Gorgeous 3BR/2BA with solar
heated/caged pool. One block to bay, two blocks to beach.
Wheelchair accessible, hydro tub, double lot (zoned duplex).
tongue-and-groove ceilings, too many extras to list. $286,000.
Robert St. Jean 794-8059 or Carolyn Patrick 331-9201.
CAROLYN PATRICK ROBERT ST-JEAN
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3 31-9201 (941) 794-8059
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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 instal-
lation. Call Ed, 778-2553.
LICENSED COMPUTER SPECIALIST. Available
evening, weekend. For any computer needs-hard-
ware, software, network, commercial, private. Call
HUSBAND FOR A DAY odd jobs, even jobs, no job
too small. Licensed, insured. 778-2784.
STUMP GRINDING by Brad Frederick. Fenced yard?
Not a problem! Prices start at $30. Small tree removal
also available 730-0001 or 749-5451.
ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING removes unsightly
black mildew, salt and dirt from house exteriors, windows,
roofs, gutters, driveways and decks. Call 778-0944.
RESIDENTIAL HELP house cleaning, errands,
shopping, watching pets. Longboat Key resident,
honest, reliable, references. Call 920-0046 or leave
NOTARY SERVICES AVAILABLE, low fees,
bonded. Marriages also. 778-5325.
CLEANING SERVICES, detailed and organized. We
use our own supplies. Free estimates. Longboat Key
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Your Guide to Gulf Coast Uving
If waterfront and "island-
style" living appeal to you,
talk with Sylvia Marnie
today. Originally from
Britain, Sylvia is a Realtor-
Associate with Michael
Saunders & Company, she can help you make your
dream a reality with her unsurpassed dedication
and knowledge of the area.
Fnd out about
Property values & Current Market Information
CALL: (941) 920-1562
IRONING DONE SHIRTS to sheets. Holiday table-
cloths and napkins. Pick-up, delivery. References.
Call "Pressed for Time" at 778-4192. Call early.
BOAT WASHING, compounding, hand waxing, hand
buffing, teak conditioning and refinishing. Complete
detailing, 30 years experience. Satisfaction guaran-
teed, fully insured. 794-8844.
SECRETARY/ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT avail-
able for short or long term assignments. Full/half
days or temporary. MS office, MS word, Excel,
Pagemaker, Publisher and more. 778-8470.
CLEANING ON ISLAND for full-time residents. Expe-
rienced, references. 778-0864.
CHAMBERLAIN PROFESSIONAL CLEANING. Resi-
dential and condos. Island resident, insured, experi-
enced, dependable, honest. 750-4772 leave message.
SEA WALL MAINTENANCE, joint sealing, 22 Laugh
hydraulic repair. Reasonable rates. Call Stan 778-4228.
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years. Call 778-6508.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING & MAINTENANCE Residen-
tial/commercial, full-service maintenance, landscaping
installation, clean-ups, tree trimming, ponds, native plants,
butterfly gardens. Excellent references. 778-5294.
One of the biggest names
in mortgages is right in
your own backyard.
Jh aen you choose Chase you
are guaranteed by a variety
of products offered by one of the
nation's top mortgage lenders.
Plus, the knowledge of loan
officers like Ron Hayes who
are familiar with and dedicated
to your local community.
So, whatever your mortgage
needs fixed rate, adjustable rate, jumbo, govern-
ment, call Ron locally for a free consultation at
(941) 761-9808 (24 hours) or (800) 559-8025.
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This unique property has two great elevated homes
with large greenhouse and workshop (60x25) on a
3/4 acre lot on Anna Maria Island. Owners home fea-
tures 2BR/2BA, 1,400 sq.ft., large screened porch
with a Jacuzzi and two-car garage. Second house
features 2BR/2BA with 1,000 sq.ft., one-car garage
and screened porch. Greenhouse workshop is
perfect for artist studio, nursery or just great storage.
Walk to Gulf beaches! Offered as a total package for
just $395,000 or owner will separate. Owner's house
and greenhouse priced at just $235,000. Guest
house priced at $175,000. Possible owner financing.
m Call Ken Jackson at 778-6986
3,, Agnes Tooker 778-5287
MLS Bill and Larae Regis 779-1858
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drive PO Box 717 -Anna Maria, FL 34216
Toll Free 1-800-306-9666
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Countertops Appliances Ceramic Tile
Kitchen Cabinets Lifetime guarantee!
Call 926-7127 for free estimate
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Quality Work Licensed-Insured Reliable Service
Painting Carpentry Tile
Longboat Key, Fl
FREE SNOW REMOVAL Shell, dirt, mulch or stone
delivered and spread for a small fee. Yard clean-up.
Dump truck for hire. Free estimates. Call Dave
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If it's
broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior discount.
PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and instal-
lation. Huge selection of plants, shrubs and trees.
Irrigation and pest control service. Everything Under
the Sun Garden Centre. 5704 Marina Drive, Holmes
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/
exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island
references. Dan or Bill 795-5100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. State licensed and insured. Many Island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic &
vinyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. Thirty-three year Island resident. Call Jim
Bickal at 778-1730.
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction. Free
estimates, no overtime charges. (FL#RF0038118)
778-3924 or 778-4461.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodel-
ing, repairs,-additions, screen rooms, kitchens, baths.
Free estimates. Lic#RC0045125, #RG0058589,
#PE0020374. Insured. Call-720-0794.
CARL V. JOHNSON JR. Building Contractor. New
homes, renovations, additions. Free estimates and
design service. Quality workmanship. Lic#RR0066450.
CUSTOM TILE DESIGN installed floor tile,
countertops, and backsplashes. Fancy for the price
of plain! Call 795-4995, Terry or Greg.
JAMES MELANSON PAINTING interior, exterior,
pressure cleaning. 11-year island resident, 33 years
LARRY'S BACK Shell delivered, spread $25 yard.
Topsoil, gravel, mulch hauling-all kinds. 779-1529.
PAINTING, STAINING, VARNISHING. Decks,
interior and exterior, 35 years experience, 30 year
resident. Your satisfaction is guaranteed. 794-8844.
SCREEN REPAIRS, interior/exterior painting, tile
work, drywall repairs, ceiling fans, and all home
repairs. Full service landscaping and maintenance.
STEVE ALLEN FLOORCOVERING sales and installa-
tion of all major brand names of carpet, vinyl and
ceramic tile. Prompt and professional in-home service
at unbeatable prices. 16 years experience. Licensed
and insured. 383-5381, 506-3297 or 726-1802.
BAYFRONT COTTAGE WITH DOCK. Turnkey fur-
nished, beautiful view, covered parking. No pets.
$370/week or $850/month. 794-5980.
HOLMES BEACH CANALFRONT 2BR/2BA home,
completely furnished, dock, garage, laundry, quiet
street, many extras. Monthly $1,600, weekly $550.
LOVELY ANNA MARIA Gulffront apartments. Choice
2 and 3BR. Fully equipped, sharp interior, sundeck.
Vacation, weekly. No pets. Owner, 778-3143.
SURF SIDE 2BR/1 BA. ANNUAL, $900 per month.
Available now. 792-2779.
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.
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.
HOLMES BEACHFRONT RENTAL(near Shells Res-
taurant) 2BR/1BA. Rates: Winter, $1,200 per month,
summer $850 per month. Call (813) 264-264-0639 or
RELOCATION SPECIAL all efficiency units. One person,
$175 per week; two people from $210 per week. Units for
larger group available. Haley's Motel 778-5405.
ANNUAL 2BR/1BA, Holmes Beach. Updated, clean
and spacious. Steps to bay, beach and shopping.
$750 per month, first, last and security. 778-5482.
ANNUAL 3BR/2BA CANAL Key Royale, pool, new
dock, baths, kitchen and appliances. Lawn and pool
included. $1,800, deposit. 15,000-lb. boat lift is avail-
ANNA MARIA ANNUAL furnished, 1 BR/1BA, private
parking, one block to beach, bay and community
center. Great location to new shops. $550 month.
HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA on sailboat canal, ga-
rage, three blocks to beach with cabana $1,400.
Annual, negotiable, seasonal. 312-2432.
SEASONAL THREE-MONTH lease. Bayview Ter-
race 2BR/1BA, beautifully furnished. 795-0436.
ANNUAL 3 OR 4BR/2.5BA with beautiful view of bay.
Full-service dock. Air conditioning, dishwasher,
washer. $1,300 month. 888-695-8749.
100 STEPS TO BEACH. Seasonal but may rent an-
nual. 2BR/2BA, large family room, large backroom,
cable TV, washer/dryer available. 813-681-9111.
CUTE AND COZY furnished 1BR/1 BA mini-efficiency
apartment. $375 week, $1,095 month, utilities in-
GULFVIEW UPSTAIRS 3BR/2BA, screened porch.
Completely furnished. No pets. Available December
through February. 813-689-0925.
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ANNUAL 3BR/2.5BA with large balcony, garage and
washer/dryer hook-ups. $975 month. Available im-
VACATION RENTAL Holmes Beach 1BR/1BA with
complete kitchen and living room. Walk to the beach,
completely furnished right down to the towels. Rent
by the week or month. Call 746-0491.
AVAILABLE DEC. 1-JAN. 14. 2BR/2BA on the
beach. Heated pool, tennis court. $600 week, two
week minimum. 778-3231.
ANNA MARIA CANALFRONT 2BR/1BA duplex.
Dock, washer/dryer hook-up. Yard and trash service.
$695 per month, one year lease, deposit. Option to
renew. No pets. 778-5793.
ANNUALS, ANNUALS, ANNUALS. 305 Spring Ave.,
2BR/1BA, $900 per month. Call Betsy Hills Real
SEASONAL LOVELY MODERN 2BR/1BA single-
story home steps from white sandy beach. Spacious
turn-key furnished. Washer/dryer, cable TV. Utilities
included. $2,800 month. Three month minimum. No
ANNA MARIA ISLAND north-end water view rental.
Jan. to May. 2BR/1BA 20 steps to beach. Very
clean. $1,800 $2,000 per month. Call 508-672-8881
RENTAL EFFICIENCY APARTMENT redecorated,
seasonal. Holmes Beach, two blocks from beach,
utilities included. $625 month. 727-466-0666.
GULF BEACH VIEW, community dock, first floor all
new. Washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave, tile. Very
clean. $3,200 month, $1,000 week. 941-778-7820.
HOLMES BEACH WEEKLY vacation rentals avail-
able until Jan. 1. Stone throw to beach. Heated pool,
reasonable, no pets. 778-4368.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA on canal. Washer/dryer hook-up.
, Call 778-7039.
ANNUAL 1BR/1BA GULFFRONT, Bradenton Beach.
$595 month includes water and garbage. No pets.
Fran Maxon Real Estate 778-2307.
SHARE 2BR on bay. Boat dock, no smokers, profes-
sional preferred. References required. $450 month
plus half of utilities. Call 778-3320.
2BR/1 BA ANNUAL UNFURNISHED bright and spa-
cious! New kitchen, appliances, tile and more. Quiet,
secure neighborhood, close to beach! Beautiful! $725
month, first, last, security. 778-9798, 704-3171 or
SEASONAL CANAL FRONT 3BR/2BA. Non-smoker,
small pet OK. Three month minimum, available Dec.
thru April. 778-7949.
SEASONAL RENTAL Dec., Jan. and Apr. 1BR/1BA
apartment. Very nice and clean. Equipped with
everything you need. Use of heated swimming pool.
300 steps to beach. 778-4499.
SEASONAL RENTAL Holmes Beach, furnished 1BR
upstairs apartment. Washer/dryer, cable, complete
kitchen, linens and utilities included. Beach one
block. $1,600 month. 407-846-8741, or 778-0794.
STEPS TO BEACH annual rental, 2BR/1BA, heated
pool, water, cable, A/C, washer/dryer hook-up. $775
month, first, last, deposit. Mike Norman Realty, 778-
0100 or 778-6696.
STEPS TO BEACH 2BR/1.5BA townhouse apart-
ment. A/C, dishwasher, covered parking, deck,
Gulfview. First, last, deposit. $750 month. Mike
Norman Realty, 778-0100 or 778-6696.
WANT TO RENT, storage space on the Island. Ga-
rage or other space. Beach Bistro, 778-6444.
ANNUAL RENTALS 2BR/1BA duplex, close to
beach, $650 month. 3BR/2BA home, close to Island,
$950 month. Old Florida Realty Co. 778-6849.
GRAB IT NOW Winter cancellation, vacation rental
only $1,400 a month. City of Anna Maria, 2BR/1BA near
beach, no pets, no smoking. Call Carol Saulnier at
Green Real Estate, 778-0455 or www.greenreal.com.
SEASONAL 2BR/1BA, birders haven, spacious
home by bay, Cortez. Available Nov. 28-Dec. 18 and
Jan. 2.-Feb. 12. $500 week. Call 813-277-9193.
HIDEAWAY COVE PANORAMIC bayview. Small cozy
complex with lovely view from every room. Seasonal
one-and two-bedroom. Nice, quiet, tropical ground floor,
fully furnished. Steps to beach and restaurants. No pets
or smoking. Leave message. 778-7107.
WANT TO RENT 2BR/2BA nice house or condo for
Feb. 2000. Prefer beach. 515-279-3219.
1BR/2BA FLOOR APARTMENT, near beach. Avail-
able Jan. and Feb. $1,100 month. 778-4246.
COMMERCIAL STOREFRONT for lease. Approxi-
mately 730 sq. feet. Marina environment. 5505 Ma-
rina Drive, Holmes Beach. 778-1977 ask for Marc.
ANNUAL 3BR/3BA Holmes Beach townhouse. Two-
car garage with storage, pool, Mexican tile, balco-
nies, walk to beach, beautiful! $1,300 month, in-
cludes water, cable, washer/dryer, security system
and pest. 778-0167.
ROOM FOR RENT, furnished, private bath, private
entrance. Washer/dryer. Holmes Beach. $100 per
week, $50 security. 778-5080.
HOLMES BEACH, RARE find due to cancellation.
Lovely 2BR/1BA near beach. Ground floor, furnished.
Available Dec. 1. Seasonal rental, $1,000 month.
HOUSE FOR RENT, annual unfurnished 2BR/2BA,
carport, beach. Call 795-5253.
VACATION RENTALS 2BR apartments across form
beautiful beach $350 per week. Winter dates still
available. Almost Beach Apartments 778-2374.
SEASONAL RENTAL CANALFRONT home with seawall
and dock. Newly remodeled large 3BR/2BA ground level,
two-car garage and fireplace. Beautiful views of Tampa
Bay. Three blocks from beach. Prefer one month minimum.
Days 941-778-0807, nights 941-795-6216.
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GULFFRONT LOT, dead-end street, one of a kind!
There are no more like this. $399,000, 778-4523 or
BARK & COMPANY REALTY. Steven M. Bark,
Broker. 383-1717 or 720-3200.
BAYFRONT ESTATE $715,000. Four units located di-
rectly on bay/Intracoastal steps to Gulf beaches. Cathe-
dral ceilings, fireplace, wood floors, Jacuzzi and boat
docks. Great for investor or family estate! 3BR/2BA
house, 2BR/2BA house and two 1 BR apartments. Call
Deborah Thrasher or John Hines, Wedebrock Real
Estate Company 383-5543 or 778-3395 eves.
CANALFRONT HOME with panoramic view of
Skyway lights and bay/intracoastal, 2BR/2BA and
potential 1BR apartment with Spanish tile floors,
cathedral ceilings, cedar closets, oversized two-car
garage with sauna, boat dock, davits, screened
enclosed lanais, A/C, refrigerator, new dryer 1998.
$284,900. Call Deborah Thrasher, Wedebrock Real
Estate 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.
COSTA RICA, GUANACASTE Nicoya, Nosara,
bar-restaurant-house, coffee plantation, land near
beach, lots. Dave 778-1915.
ISLAND CANALFRONT 2BR/2BA home. No bridges
to bay. Fruit trees, great location. $249,000. Gabe
Buky, Coldwell Banker 778-0159.
LARGE LOT FOR sale. Canal with boat dock, quiet
street, north end of Anna Maria. 778-4363.
HEAR THE SURF and catch glimpses of blue Gulf
waters-all from this newly renovated Holmes Beach
house. 3BR/2BA with 2BR/1 BA rental cottage. Wood
and tile throughout, brand new kitchens and appli-
ances, vaulted ceiling, French doors, decks, fire-
place. 2813 Avenue E, $279,900. 778-4523, 761-
WATERFRONT CONDO Westbay Point & Moorings
II. 50-ft. dock, carport, second-floor, end-unit, 2BR/
2BA, completely refurbished. Call voice mail, 800-
558-9008, ext. 225.
ARTIST'S HOME one-minute walk to the left is a
great Gulf beach, one minute walk to the right are
spectacular bay sunrises. This artistic, fully-furnished
mobile home is ideal for one or two persons. Great
for your weekends, guests, and for rentals. Fully fur-
nished, satellite TV, library, art work, turnkey ready.
Reduced from $17,000 for quick sale. New roof.
Sacrifice at $12,000. 2601 Gulf Drive #721,
Bradenton Beach. 778-2002.
BUILDERS DUPLEX- well constructed family size
duplex, 3BR/2BA each side. Wood floors, tile, fam-
ily room, large kitchen and oversized garage located
steps to the beach. Great family home with rental.
Good investment. Call Deborah Thrasher,
Wedebrock Real Estate Co. 383-5543 or 778-3395.
SPACIOUS TRAILER with extra 10 by 20-foot room.
Newly renovated, nice, open, bright. 416 4th St. in
Sandpiper Park. Has wood floors, vaulted ceiling,
washer/dryer. $19,500. 778-4523 or 800-977-0803.
SEASIDE STYLE VILLAGE on Longboat Key. Steps
to white sand beach. Casual coastal living. 27 single-
family homes from $425,000. Call Conrad Beach,
GREAT ISLAND DUPLEX, 2BR/1BA on each side.
Both sides rented and just across from the beach.
$189,000. Call Ed Oliveira, A Paradise Realty. 778-
4800. Evenings at 778-1751.
REAL ESTATE TO TRADE. Will trade 120 by 120-
foot building lot, market value approximately $5,000,
located off 301 close to Bushnell, Fla. for a newer
stand-up jet-ski and trailer or newer sit-down/trailer.
Please call 941-778-4611.
OPEN HOUSE BY OWNER, one-half elevated du-
plex, $158,900. Large corner property, 2BR/2BA.
Visit Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 27 and 28.12noon-
3pm. 6401 A Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach.
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, Nov. 21, 1-3pm. Duplex, 2BR/
1 BA each side. $199,500. 311 Magnolia Ave. 779-1034.
CONDO ON THE Gulf. Building completely reno-
vated, heated pool, tennis courts. 2BR/2BA.
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VAST BAY VIEW
A fantastic open-water view
of Bimini Bay and protected .. ,a
canal-side dockage make
this 3BR/2BA pool home a --- -
rare find. All major rooms of m
this spacious floor plan open to a covered patio with the pool and a
spectacular view beyond. Use the office as it is or let it become your
breakfast nook. It's a diamond that needs polishing by a discerning
buyer who wants a unique property with which to create a truly sig-
nature home. At $419,000 it will not last!
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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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Anna Maria! Two bedrooms with
eat-in kitchen, utility room and
walk-in closet in master bedroom.
Screened/vinyl lanai overlooks
partially fenced backyard. Priced
to sell! $169,900. 1B1271.
WATER'S EDGE Watch the sun-
sets from this totally redecorated
2BR/2BA and den. Up close view
of the gulf from the living room,
den and balcony. Beachfront
complex with heated pool and
tennis courts. $350,000. IB40602
ESTUARY DRIVE AT PERICO
BAY. Motivated seller for this
tastefully furnished 3BR/2BA
condo. Tile floors, ceiling fans,
great kitchen and pantry. Wetbar,
refrigerator on balcony. Minutes to
the beach. $179,000. IB39199
KEY WEST STYLE HOME. El-
evated, canalfront 3BR/3BA
home. Across from bay. Light and
bright with view down canal from
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PERICO BAY CLUB lakefront, second ISLAND FOURPLEX on large lot in UNLIMITED SUNRISES! Wake every mom-
floor, 2BR/2BA condo with vaulted ceilings, Holmes Beach just steps to beach! Two ing to the sun splashing across the bayou!
spacious master suite. Prestigious gated separate buildings house two 2BR/1BA units Custom 3BR/3BA home built with finest mate-
community with tennis, pool and spa, club- each for a total of four rental units. Great rials to V13 specs. Open floor plan, three-car ga-
house activities. $105,000. visibility on Gulf Drive! $499,000. rage, boat hoist and lush landscaping. $569,000.
KEY ROYALE WATERFRONT HOME! OPEN-WATER CANAL HOME! Stunning LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!
One of the communities finest locations 3BR/2.5BA home at the end of great canal A view and location to die for on beautiful
across from golf course on deep-water canal overlooking Bimini Bay. Open floor plan, Anna Maria Island. Bring your boat and
with dock, great open views. 4BR/3BA with caged pool and lanai area, boat dock with dav- you'll never want to leave! $434,800.
caged pool. $525,000. its and lift. Ideal boaters home! $459,500.
FOUR BEDROOM CANAL HOME features
a wide veranda, separate dining rooms, French
doors, two fireplaces and more than 3,200 sq.ft.
of living area. Oversized garage with workshop
and large gameroom offers much! $539,000.
BEST OF ALL WORLDS in paradise! Play
golf across the street dock your boat in your
backyard swim in your pool! Greatroom with
separate dining room, den/library, lighted gal-
lery walk and screened lanai. $675,000.
BOATERS PARADISE! 3BR/2BA home
located in double-wide deep canal with dock,
lift and davits. Can house two boats. Home
has brand new windows, Berber carpet,
paint and stucco. $339,900.
PRICE-LESS Key Royale beauty 3BR/2BA
canalfront home recently painted, new ce-
ramic tile, two-car garage, room for pool.
Don't miss this one! $279,000.
OPEN BAY VIEWS from this large Island
home on corner of bay and canal. Three large
bedrooms, den and great room. Over 2,300
sq.ft. interior. Private boat dock with water and
electric. Ideal for large family! $479,000.
BIRD KEY BEAUTY! Recently renovated
3BR/2.5BA with brand new barrel tile roof.
Caged 10x36 heated lap- pool, three walk in
closets, A/C store room, Italian tile floors
and much more! $425,000.
TWO VILLAS WITH HEATED CAGED POOL. 4BR/2BA each with
2,006 sq. ft. living area. $440,000. May sell separatly @ $227,900 each.
CHOICE ISLAND LOT 9,700 sq.ft., $108,000.
BRAND NEW KEY WEST HOME 4BR/3BA with Gulf and bay
views. Upgrades and extras. Shaft for elevator. $445,000.
LARGE BAYVIEW LOT. Boat slip. 90 by 132 feet. $149,500.
WILDEWOOD 2BR/2BA, 1700 model Enclosed lanai. $110,000.
PINEBROOK 2BR/2BA, golf. glassed lanai. First floor. $102,500. Ask for Bob.
RIVER OAKS 2BR/2BA, waterfront, boat dock, pool. $88,000.
STYLING SALON Eight stations. Great location. $39,000 OBO.
LOT C-2 Zoning.Walk to Gulf beach $150,000.
HISTORIC BRIDGE STREET 2,400 sq. ft., three stores, 150 ft.
to Sarasota Bay. Can add to size. Developing area. $355,000.
40 AC MOL Zoned 6 units/acre. Ellenton. $1,000,000.
27 APARTMENTS and home in Brdenton with pool. Ask for Roni or Jane.
Seasonal-5400-2BR/2BA, Direct Gulf. Like new. Heated pool.
Vacation/Seasonal CULFSANDS 2BR/2BA, heated pool.
VII.LAs & HOMES available for vacations. Ask for Lu.
5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0800
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48 Diner sign
49 Jolly old chap
52 Root beer brand
55 Express doubt
58 Rock's Reed
62 Sauce style
63 Kind of
64 Clear, in a way
65 Apples, e.g.
67 Pot's concern
68 "Barnaby Jones"
69 Numeral in a
71 Anne Nichols
72 Stop listening,
75 Eat like -
76 "Great shot!"
78 Romeo's rival
81 Onetime lottery
83 Recruits, in a
92 Espied, to
97 Actor Dennis
98 Court org.
100 Biblical land of
101 Never, in
103 Big bills
104 "Le Bestiaire"
105 "Uncle Vanya"
106 Blue-book filler
107 Light hue
108 Certain bond,
112 Any ship
113 Regulatory org.
115 Maze runner
116 Where Windsor
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