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'The Best News on Anna Maria Island"


IISLANDER


Volume 8, no. 4, Dec. 8, 1999 FREE


Repair-replacement study


proposed for Island Bridge


By Paul Roat
The game of "bridge" is beginning
again on Anna Maria Island.
The Florida Department of Trans-
portation is proposing a $690,000
project development and environmental
study for the Anna Maria Island Bridge
in fiscal year 2000-01. The 42-year-old
bridge has been judged by the DOT to
be in need of either major repair or re-
placement.
Approval of the funding request will
come Monday by members of the re-
gional transportation planning organiza-
tion, the Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan
Planning Organization.
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol
Whitmore, the Island's representative to
the MPO, said she had spoken with DOT
District 1 Secretary David Twiddy about
the bridge issue, and was told "the new
study won't be done like it was before."
The "before" matter pitted Island-
ers against the DOT in a five-year cru-
sade to halt the transportation
department's plans to replace the
bridge linking Holmes Beach to the
mainland with a 78-foot-high, fixed-
span bridge. The DOT, after an admin-
istrative law judge ruling against the
megabridge, eventually dropped its
plans for the new span.
However, DOT officials have con-
tinued to maintain that the bridge is
"functionally obsolete" because it
lacks additional travel lanes for bro-
ken-down vehicles. DOT officials also
have traditionally favored higher
bridges without draws, saying the
costs are less and the bridges safer for
motorists than lower bridges with
draws that open for high-masted boats.
Save Anna Maria's Joy Courtney,
a staunch opponent of high bridges,
urged Whitmore to have the DOT look
into the repair alternative of the cur-


rent bridge in the study, as well as
having the public involved early in the
study process.
It is possible that this bridge pro-
cess of public hearings and studies
will be one of the first in the state to
use the new "kinder, gentler" DOT
process at least if a symposium
held earlier this year is any indication.
The governmental watchdog group
1000 Friends of Florida sponsored a
two-day conference in October to dis-
cuss how bridge decisions could be bet-
ter handled. Highlights of the meeting
included better discussions with citizens
and impacted entities who will have to
deal with a proposed new bridge.
In other bridge news, DOT officials
have allocated a total of $1:332 million
for replacement of the Key Royale
Bridge in fiscal year 2004-05. The
bridge, the link between Key Royale
and Holmes Beach, has been in need of
either major repairs or replacement for
several years.
The DOT proposed five-year work
plan goes from fiscal years 2000-01
through 2004-05. Beside the two
bridge projects, other items of note in
the plan include:
Up to $10,000 for landscaping in
fiscal year 2003-04 and 2004-05 for
Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach.
The landscape funds must be used along
state roads. Anna Maria, lacking a state
highway within its borders, does not
qualify for the state funds.
$270,000 in fiscal year 2004-05 for
bike lanes along Gulf Drive in Bradenton
Beach, stretching from the northern city
limits to Longboat Pass Bridge.
$2.608 million in fiscal year 2003-04
for repairs to the Longboat Pass Bridge.
$802,000 in fiscal year 2001-02
for addition of a turn lane just east of the
Cortez Bridge in the village of Cortez.


BLASTING OFF FOR THE HOLIDAYS Fireworks at the Anna
Maria City Pier Saturday night topped off a day fill of excitement on the Island.
First, there was the Winteifest arts and crafts festival in Holmes Beach. Then the
Privateers paraded the length of the Island, with Santa handing out goodies to all
the good little boys and girls at Coquina Beach after the parade. Then the lighted
boats paraded through Bimini Bay and out into Tmnpa Bay to the delight of
thousands and then, as a finale, the fireworks. Islander Photo: Paul Roat


Restaurant owners tapped out


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
Ed Spring and Ato Kelly have had their fill of the
Anna Maria City Commission.
The restaurant owners' past attempts to obtain a
license to sell beer and wine to their customers have
proved frustrating and fruitless.
Post-1987 restaurants have to abide with the city's
distance requirement, which prohibits owners from ob-
taining a license from the state if they are within 2,500 feet
of another restaurant selling beer and wine, or a church.
Anna Maria Mayor Chuck Shumard said the intent
of the law is to prevent an influx of establishments sell-
ing alcohol in the city.
Spring, owner of Sign of the Mermaid restaurant,
presented the city with a proposal to provide an excep-
tion to the ordinance which would allow existing res-
taurants as well as future restaurants to sell beer and


wine with meals so long as at least 60 percent of their
revenue is derived from food sales.
At a special meeting in November the commission
reached a consensus not to amend its alcohol beverage
ordinance.
Kelly, owner of Ato's Restaurant, and Spring said
they will not make an effort to initiate a petition in the
city; instead they will put their faith in the upcoming
election in hopes of changing the status quo.
Many folks have been calling for a referendum. Ed
and his wife, Andrea, said they will not ask the city to
place the issue on the ballot in the upcoming election.
They've asked those people who support their efforts
to get out and vote and make a positive change on the
commission during the February election.
They said, "The business district is in a shambles.
PLEASE SEE ALCOHOL, NEXT PAGE


Happenings


'City of Light'

cantata Sunday

at Baptist church
Nlusic and pageantry celebrating the
birth of Christ will be presented in the "City
of Light" cantata at 7 p.m. Sii.l I ." :ec. 12
at the Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf
Drive. Anna Maria City.
Dr. Billy Daws, pastor of the church,
said the program is open to the public free of
charge, with doors opening at 0 p.m.
Details may be obtained at 778-0719.


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Alcohol ordinance continues
to be sore spot in Anna Maria;
violations still stalled against
city commissioner
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

We need people on the commission with foresight
who care about the businesses. The backbone of this
community needs to be built back up."
"The commission is working against the wishes
of the community," the Springs said.
The Springs and Kelly both said they haven't
heard from the state attorney's office regarding com-
plaints they filed Nov. 22 against Commissioner
Doug Wolfe for violation of public records law, a
result of Wolfe's announcement at a public work-
shop regarding phone calls on the issue.
Another resident, Jason Cimino, also filed the
same complaint against Wolfe.
Wolfe, previously on the record in support of the
owners, changed his mind at the 11th hour, saying he
received numerous phone calls from people regard-
ing the city changing its ordinance.
The commission leaned favorably on the side of
the restaurant owners before Wolfe changed his
stance.
When Kelly asked Wolfe to provide her with the
names of people he talked with, Wolfe refused, say-
ing he isn't required to keep a log of phone calls he
receives.
Ed Spring said he's angered by Wolfe's change
of heart. He said he knows of only two people op-
posed to the ordinance change.
"Who and where are these people Wolfe refers
to," Spring said.
Kelly said she has sold her restaurant and is con-
centrating on tying up loose ends before turning it
over to new owners on Dec. 15.
Even though she will no longer be an active
player, she said she will support the new owners and
Spring when they again present their proposal -
hopefully before a new commission.


Tale of two Anna Maria restaurants
A telltale sign of her frustration, Ato Kelly has this large banner hanging in front of her restaurant. She raised
it after Anna Maria Commissioner Doug Wolfe left the ranks of those on the commission supporting her
attempt to obtain a beer and wine license. Ed and Andrea Spring also have a protest sign posted at their Sign
of the Mermaid restaurant on Gulf Drive. Islander Photo: Susan Kesselring


Airboats prohibited from most county waters


Things will get a little quieter on the water pretty
soon now.
Manatee County commissioners unanimously ap-
proved an ordinance that will for the most part end airboat
operations in county waters, effective within a week or so.
The new law came at the urging of waterfront residents
who complained of the watercraft's loud noise.
No airboat operation of any type will be allowed
between 6 p.m. and 8 a.m. under the new law.
In addition, "No person shall operate an airboat, at
any time, on any county waters except in the channels


from county boat ramps to the Intracoastal Waterway,
the Intercoastal Waterway, and those waters north of
the Anna Maria Bridge bordered by and east of the
Intracoastal Waterway to the western shores of those
areas adjacent to Tampa Bay but not including the
Manatee River, Terra Ceia Bay or Miguel Bay," the
ordinance states.
Exempt from the law are law enforcement or fed-
eral, state or local governmental airboats.
Violation of the law could result in a $500 fine or
up to 60 days in jail.


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EVERY CENT COUNTS!


Holmes Beach residents Charles and JoAnn Lester are offering
up to $40,000 in matching funds for contributions made by
Dec. 31, 1999, to the Anna Maria Island Community Center Endowment Trust.
And your contribution is tax deductible.

The Endowment Trust was established in 1994 to ensure stable funding for the Anna Maria Island Community
Center. Gifts to the Trust are held under perpetual trust, which prohibits the expenditure of the principal investment.
The interest income paid to the Center will eventually result in stability in both programs and staff.
The Center provides a critical human service need on the Island and provided more than
1.5 million hours of service to more than 3,400 Island residents last year.
Please make your contribution payable to the Anna Maria Island Community
Center Endowment Trust, P.O. Box 253, Anna Maria FL 34216.

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No New Year's Eve fireworks


in Bradenton Beach


By Paul Roat
Even though New Year's Eve is still more than
three weeks away, the dreaded "Y2K" problem has
already darkened celebrations in Bradenton Beach.
City commissioners have rejected two fireworks
displays planned to augur in the new year. City police
recommended the fireworks denial on grounds that if
anything untoward happens with computers or other
electronic equipment, having hundreds of revelers in
the city would only compound problems.
"We hate to be the bad guys here," Bradenton
Beach Police Lt. John Cosby said, "but we're already
going to be spread thin. We don't want to have any-
thing going on that will draw extra people out here."
Denied fireworks include a midnight celebration at
the Beach House restaurant and a sunset display at the
Sixth Street groin at Cortez Beach. The latter event was
to be in conjunction with a "Last Sunset" party at Co-
quina Beach, planned for 3-6 p.m. New Year's Eve and
sponsored in part by the Manatee Herald-Tribune. Pub-


lisher Bill Hansen said the event would go on despite
the lack of fireworks.
"We're very concerned with the threat of Y2K,"
Mayor Connie Drescher said. "This puts us in a diffi-
cult dilemma, but we have to consider the safety of all
of our citizens."
The Y2K issue revolves around the fact that many
computers were not designed to have their internal
clocks roll from "1999" to "2000." The fear is that
when midnight of Dec. 31, 1999, rolls around, the com-
puters won't reset themselves and will shut down or do
some other odd thing.
Bradenton Beach has been certified as being Y2K
compliant, but the police fear is apparently focused on
utilities water, electric, telephone, radio which may
not operate or operate intermittently as midnight comes.
Cosby said the Manatee County Emergency Op-
erations Center was going to be activated during New
Year's Eve and Day in order to handle any problems
that may occur.


Trying to reason out another hurricane season


By Paul Roat
The Island weathered another season of bad
weather, again coming through the hurricane months
virtually unscathed despite a couple scares.
Of the 12 storms in the 1999 Atlantic Ocean hur-
ricane season, Tropical Storm Harvey in late Septem-
ber and Hurricane Irene in mid-October produced the
highest scare-rate, although both bypassed the Island..
The season, which ended Nov. 30, was indeed
"above average" from the typical nine named storms,
six hurricanes with two of those hurricanes being
judged severe with winds of more than 130 mph.
In 1999, 12 storms were named, eight became hur-
ricanes, and five were severe. At least 110 people lost
their lives during the season, and damages total more


than $160 million.
The season total of storms was close to the May
prediction by Dr. William Gray, a forecaster from
Colorado State University. Gray and his team predicted
14 named storms, with four of them severe.
Among the things Gray and his team monitor in
their storm predictions are weather patterns in Africa.
When the region there is wetter than usual, hurricane
formation in the Atlantic is generally increased.
Other factors Gray and his group take into account
in the forecast include water temperatures in the north,
east and tropical regions of the Atlantic, a high-pres-
sure ridge located near the Azores in the North Atlan-
tic, temperature and pressure readings in West Africa.
Caribbean sea-level pressure readings, temperature


THE ISLANDER 0 DEC. 8, 1999 0 PAGE 3-A

Meetings

Anna Maria City
12/13, 8:30 a.m., Special commission meeting on Com-
munity Development Block Grant future.
12/14, 7:30 p.m., Commission work session.
12/16,7 p.m., Code Enforcement Board, CANCELED.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
778-0781.

Bradenton Beach
12/9, 6:30 p.m., Planning and Zoning Board.
12/13, 6:30 p.m., Reception for Mayor Connie
Drescher, followed by swearing in of newly elected
officials at 7 p.m., followed by commission special
meeting at 7:30 p.m.
12/16, 1 p.m., Commission meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
None scheduled.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

Of Interest
12/13, 9:30 a.m., Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Plan-
ning Organization, Sudakoff Hall, USF campus,
Sarasota.
12/15, 2 p.m., Coalition of Barrier Island Elected Of-
ficials, Longboat Key Town Hall.
12/16, 7 p.m., Anna Maria/West Side fire commissions
meeting, Station 1, 6001 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

readings about 54,000 feet above Singapore and wind
speed globally at about 40,000 feet.
The period between 1995-98 was the busiest four-
year period for hurricane activity on record. The four-
year span generated 53 named storms and 33 hurri-
canes, 15 of which were intense. Based on that record,
Gray maintains his theory that the Atlantic is entering
an era of increased hurricane activity which will in-
clude particularly intense, major hurricanes.


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Residents air concerns about Palma Sola development


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Traffic, traffic and more traffic is the biggest issue,
said residents at a neighborhood meeting last week on
the Estuary development planned for Palma Sola.
About 75 residents of Anna Maria Island, Perico
Island and the Palma Sola area gathered at King Middle
School to question Estuary representatives. In addition
to increased traffic, residents voiced concerns about the
planned world-class golf course, a proposed greenway
and emergency response capabilities.
Attorney Ed Vogler led the presentation for devel-
oper Bill Robinson of Robinson Farms Inc. and repre-
sentatives of Centex Homes Inc. At the outset, Vogler
pointed out that the event was developer-sponsored and
said he did not speak for Manatee County on any of the
issues in question.
"I don't mind disagreeing with you, but there's
nothing worse than being uninformed about what the
issues are," Vogler stressed. "Our goal is not to sell you
on the project, but to inform you about it."
The project includes 700 acres of land bounded by
Tampa Bay, Perico Bayou, Palma Sola Bay and 99th
Street Northwest. It will be accessed by 17th Avenue
Northwest and Ninth Avenue Northwest, both off 75th
Street. The project includes 450 upscale single-family
homes and a golf course and clubhouse.
"A golf course is planned for the northern portion
of the property," Vogler said. "The developer desires
to create a world-class golf facility here something
that would qualify as one of the top 100 in the United
States. This is intended to be a PGA [Professional
Golfers Association] tour caliber golf course."

Improvements planned to ease traffic
"There are three major road improvement require-
ments Ninth and 17th avenues and 99th Street be-
tween those two," Vogler said. "They will include bi-
cycle paths and sidewalks. Both 99th and Ninth will be
widened and 17th will be widened from 96th west to
99th streets. All segments of the road will have a side-
walk."
Residents said they feared traffic increases as high


as 200 percent.
"The traffic will definitely increase," Vogler said.
"The county has a very rigid procedure to satisfy traf-
fic concurrency. We will do that once we get all of the
preliminary approvals for the project. We have to es-
tablish that there is enough roadway for the develop-
ment."
One resident asked what would happen if traffic
increases exceed projections. Vogler said the county
will not penalize the developer for that.
Some said the majority of the development's resi-
dents will use Ninth Avenue Northwest, which also
needs the most improvement, and asked when that will
begin.
"The road gets improved as part of the develop-
ment," Vogler replied. "There's one exception. If we
have difficulty obtaining right of way from private
parties, we're authorized to build 85 homes prior to the
finalization of the full width of the improvement."
"We'll stress that Ninth Avenue Northwest be the
first priority prior to starting the project so we can pro-
vide emergency services," said Kurt Lathrop, assistant
fire marshal of the Anna Maria/West Side Fire District.
"Fire trucks and ambulances can't be competing with
gravel trucks and other vehicles."
In response to a query about the project's time
table, Vogler said it depends on how long it takes to get
permits. The present plan is to develop the golf course,
one portion of the residential property and all of the
infrastructure in the first phase.
According to Vogler, construction trucks are sup-
posed to use 17th Avenue Northwest and will be pro-
hibited from running on Sunday. The majority of the
fill for the golf course will not be trucked to the site but
will come from the site itself, Vogler said.
In response to one resident who said the developer
is destroying the environment by digging lakes, Vogler
noted, "It's not pristine land. There is no native vegeta-
tion there. Over the past 50 to 60 years it has been
farmed and the agricultural practices were not as kind
to the environment as modern development is."
This statement prompted skeptical remarks from
some audience members.


Several residents asked why the developer doesn't
provide a direct access to Palma Sola causeway via the
103rd Street West right of way.
"This area is owned by the state of Florida and it's
a mangrove swamp," Vogler said. "The estimate to
build a bridge there exceeds $4 million. Your assump-
tion is that we didn't try. The developer would love to
have a premium entrance on Manatee Avenue. We
looked at it hard. It's not achievable, it's not
permittable and it's too expensive."
Residents asked how many cars per day are ex-
pected for the golf course and how the developer will
accommodate traffic to the golf course for a PGA
event.
Robinson said he anticipates 250 players per day
and Vogler said he expects that.remote parking and
shuttle buses will be used for PGA events.
Robinson said the golf course will be open to the
public, but it will be an "upper-end course with upper-
end greens fees." He said the golf course will be a sepa-
rate entity from the development.

Greenway at issue
The project was approved by the Manatee County
Commission in April but is contingent on the vacation
of approximately seven acres of public right of way that
winds through the southern portion of the land. The
vacation is slated for discussion by the board on Dec.
14.
Residents have been lobbying to preserve this right
of way as a greenway. The 84-foot-wide right of way
enters the development's property at the intersection of
Ninth Avenue Northwest and 99th Street Northwest. It
meets 103rd Street West, a platted but unimproved
street, which turns south to meet the water at the site
of the former wooden bridge.
As a compromise, Robinson has agreed to provide
a public easement for a multi-purpose trail which will
tie into the county's trail and the state's greenway pro-
grams, Vogler said. The trail will border the develop-
ment along 99th Street Northwest from Ninth Avenue
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THE ISLANDER 0 DEC. 8, 1999 M PAGE 5-A


AID Christmas Saturday at


Island Baptist Church


Tying up loose ends on Spring Avenue
This sign at North Shore Drive and Pine Avenue
alarmed afew Anna Maria residents last week, who
feared that Mayor Chuck Shumard would go back on
his word to stop a city drainage project. Shumard
halted the project after residents affected by the
scope of the work protested the improvements.
Public Works Director Phil Charnock said the
company is finishing work started on Spring Avenue.
but will not continue on three other streets slated for
improvements. A special meeting to discuss the
future of the project will be held at Anna Maria City
Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Dec.
13. For more information, contact city hall at 778-
S0781. Islander Photo: Pat Copeland


Island Christmas, sponsored by All Island De-
nominations, will be open Saturday, Dec. 11, at the
Island Baptist Church from 9 a.m. to noon for Island
residents wishing to help provide Christmas for
needy families.
AID, the organization representing all seven Is-
land churches, is encouraging Islanders to "adopt a
family" this year.
Applications for recipients of AID's Island
Christmas must be filled out in advance at the church
to give caregivers time to shop.
A Share Meal and Island Christmas will be
available for the needy families on Saturday, Dec.
18, between 9 a.m. and noon. Anna Maria Island



ESTUARY, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 4
North West and continue along the southern boundary.
At that point, it will meet with the planned county
portion of the trail that will continue south across the
old pedestrian footbridge to the Palma Sola Causeway
in the vicinity of 107th Court West at Perico Shores.
I would like to see a continuous bike and walk-
ing path for this area so people can traverse to Mana-
tee Avenue and back," Robinson said. "It's not just
acres for acres. There's a tremendous amount of land-
scaping. The 10-foot-wide path will be paved so the
surface will be non-porous."
Vogler said the project's residents will not be able
to enter the trail from the development, but must enter
at Ninth Avenue North West.
One resident asked who will maintain, clean and
patrol the trail.
"Ultimately the board of county commissioners
will decide those issues," Vogler replied. "We propose
that the path will be closed between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.
Within the boundaries of project, the responsibility for
maintenance and resurfacing is a developer obligation


Community Center is in charge of disbursing the
meal portion and Island Christmas gifts will be at the
Island Baptist Church.
Recipients must have identification to make the
pick up.
Bob Meylan, who heads the AID organization,
said people can call him at 778-0048, 778-6445 or
779-1294 for more information.
The church could use some additional support
for their work.
Donations may be made by sending a check to
AID, P.O. Box 305, Anna Maria, FL 34216.
Donated items can be dropped off at the Island
Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Dr., Anna Maria.


that will be passed on to the homeowner's association.
Outside the project it will be a county responsibility."
"If someone crashes and burns in the middle of the
bike path, how can we get to them?" Lathrop asked. "I
can't drive a 400,000-pound fire truck or an ambulance
out there."
Vogler said they're currently discussing the width
of the trail with county staff, but it is intended to be 10
feet wide.
Lathrop said fire trucks are 10 feet wide and "that
doesn't leave any room for our mirrors smacking trees.
We also have to look at the issue of stabilization."
"There is a judgment that has to be made by pub-
lic officials," Vogler said. "Do they want a multi-pur-
pose trail or a roadway? I don't know what the circum-
stances are at Snead Island, Leffis Key and other
county parks. I don't think they accommodate what
you're describing."
Lathrop said the fire department will get the flak if
someone gets hurt and can't be reached for treatment.
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'Pop goes the DOT'
It would appear we may be the guinea pig for the
Florida Department of Transportation when it comes to
statewide bridge replacement policy.
It sure looks that way.
DOT officials are again raising the specter of a
replacement bridge for the Anna Maria Island Bridge
at Manatee Avenue. Despite the work currently going
on to the tune of about $1 million to repair the 42-year-
old structure, the aging span needs more work than it's
getting this go-around.
So the DOT will drop $690,000 (pending approval
by the Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning Orga-
nization) in late 2000 or early 2001 to begin the process
of figuring out what kind of bridge we will get and
where exactly it will go.
As you all remember, the citizen group Save Anna
Maria took the DOT and the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection to task for trying to ram
through a bridge the majority of Islanders didn't want.
SAM won the battle. The war is obviously not over.
We're guinea pigs in light of what happened a
couple of months ago, when a group called 1,000
Friends of Florida held a symposium to talk about
bridges. People from all over the state showed up and
talked about successes they had experienced with re-
placement bridges and, in our case, some less than suc-
cessful actions.
The symposium participants also hammered out
some ways the DOT could work better with people.
Although the final report isn't out yet, highlights of the
discussions at the conference included involving
people impacted by the bridge early in the process,
explaining what the process will be, and keeping
people informed at virtually every step of the proceed-
ings.
Unfortunately, our area DOT district office was
conspicuously absent at the "friendly" meeting.
Is the DOT actually sending us a message?
DOT local head David Twiddy would like to
promise us the upcoming study proceedings will in no
way resemble the previous morass of double talk and
chicanery that we watched and reported a few years
ago during the megabridge proceedings.
If that's true, why didn't the DOT provide a full
rehabilitation for the Anna Maria Island Bridge rather
than stalling what they obviously consider inevitable.
We are anxiously awaiting the "kinder, gentler"
version of the DOT.



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Appalled by letter
I was appalled at the mean minded and bigoted
rhetoric in the closing paragraph in the Dec. 1 letter,
"On thwarting felonies."
This letter disintegrated into the mindless mania-
cal ranting of a bigot. His analogy using Jews would
probably earn him his sheet and hood. Unfortu-
nately, any point the writer was trying to make was
completely lost and any credibility gone because of
the last paragraph.
Our Island has very little diversity. I hope that the
local paper, in its role as a community leader, will
speak out against this kind of thinking.
Norton Niss, Anna Maria


Rather please a few
than right a wrong
Your editorial of Nov. 17 was accurate, well writ-
ten and applicable to many cities in this country. It's
sad that it had to be written but so necessary to be said.
Opponents of granting beer and wine licenses to
two popular family restaurants would have us believe
that the issue is alcohol, with a so-called inherent dan-
ger to the youth of our community. Nonsense!
The fundamental issue is one of denying the right
of legally licensed restaurants to engage in (state) law-
ful competitive activities, in a highly competitive local
market.
Why is there a problem? It's because of an archaic
city law and city commissioners who would rather
please a selected few than to right a wrong. It may be
questioned whether argument or procrastination are the
tools they have adopted, but whatever the method, this
"problem" has dragged on for an unreasonable period
of time some have said a year.
Within the first 5 10 minutes of the Nov. 17 meet-
ing, it became apparent that little would be accom-
plished. The frustration and anger of the attendees were
plainly demonstrated, and particularly with the com-


missioners' rendition of the Bud Abbott and Lou
Costello comedy act "Who's on First?"
One attendee stated that for the past four months he
had seen no action of the commissioners and pleaded
that they make up their minds, make decisions and be
community leaders. He then reminded them that this is
what they were elected to do.
We've come to know that lawmakers everywhere
do not wish to see their laws abrogated, no matter how
idiotic, poorly crafted or inappropriate to the conditions
of present-day life. Somehow they feel, as some church
members feel about by-laws, that laws are cast in stone.
Nothing presents so ludicrous a picture as to see well-
intentioned but misguided individuals charging wind-
mills of change.
Competition has a way of controlling growth in a
competitive market. Allowing laws to remain in force
that stifle competition and run counter to the will of the
people is a gross injustice to the citizens of this city. If
that meeting was an example of democracy in action,
electing a new "first team" should be the community's
first order of business.
John S. Pletcher, Anna Maria

A wealth of school spirit
The faculty, staff and students at Anna Maria Elemen-
tary School would like to express our sincere thanks to all
the parents, friends and businesses who had a helping hand
in making our Fall Festival a success.
Your help and dedication to the children of this
Island is always evident and greatly appreciated.
Anna Maria Elementary School

Thanks for a wonderful weekend
We want to thank all those responsible for the
marvelous Dec. 4 Island celebration. We had our
granddaughters here and they loved every minute of it.
The fireworks display was the best ever.
Kitty, Ray, Kegan, Kaley and Brooke Van Zile,
Anna Maria






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PART 8, Wartime Anna Maria: 1941-42


THOSE


HANDSOME


FLYBOYS
Bursting with pride, local officials were calling the
new air field "one of the finest in the United States,
ready to accommodate planes of any size flown by the
U.S. Army or commercial air lines."
It was probably the biggest thing that ever hap-
pened to Bradenton and its sister city to the south.
Under construction by the WPA since September
1940, the new Sarasota-Bradenton Army Air Base cost
$1 million and was nicely situated right between the
two cities. The day the first group of airmen arrived -
1.000 strong was almost as exciting as a baseball
season opener in a new ballpark.
The contingent that arrived in Bradenton on March
28, 1942, with much fanfare was just the vanguard of
a complement of 4,000 trainees who would shortly be
preparing to "blast the Axis to Kingdom Come."
The long convoy from Tampa's MacDill Field
moved in sections at intervals of about a half hour es-
corted by city, county and state law enforcement offic-
ers. At the Bradenton city limits the local police took
charge with sirens blowing and lights flashing. It
seemed that everyone from north Manatee County had
turned out. The streets were lined with people waving
flags and cheering. Girls stood on tiptoe to see the
handsome airmen. Many of them looked forward to
serving as "Military Maids" at the new downtown
servicemen's center.


Within the next four days planes began to fly in
with supplies. There was a lot of work still to be done.
Three runways had to be lengthened for heavy bomb-
ers, more taxi strips had to be added. A crew of 250
laborers toiled to level the field and plant grass.
To celebrate nationwide "Army day" the next
weekend, residents were invited to an open house.
They were treated to demonstrations of items such as
gas masks, field kitchens and communications equip-
ment. Pup tents, latrines, mess kits, canteens and the
like were on display as a tongue-in-cheek newspa-
per reporter put it to show the "comfort and luxury
of a soldier's life."
But what everyone really came to see was the gi-
ant B-17 Flying Fortress. It surely made an imposing
sight. People were thrilled to walk around it and hold
up their kids to take a peek inside.
That same week the first troops arrived at
McKechnie Field from Drew Field in Tampa. The ball
field had been taken over by the Army Signal Corps.
The corpsmen were glad to say goodbye to Drew
Field. The popular radio commentator Walter Winchell
gave the place some negative fame when he remarked


Looking northwest from
the old Anglers Inn on
Pine Avenue in 1943
.' you could glimpse the
SArmy radar tower on
Bean Point, but it was
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on the air: "If your son's in the Pacific, write to him.
If he's at Drew Field, pray for him."
From all accounts McKechnie field renamed
Camp Bradenton and later re-renamed Camp
Weatherford was pretty miserable too, with its open-
sided tents and dirt floors.
A small unit of signal corpsmen was dispatched to
Anna Maria Island where they installed radio equip-
ment and manned an anti-aircraft battery. No one ex-
actly knew what was going on within the strictly
guarded colony on Bean Point (site of the first home-
stead on the Island in 1893). Turns out they were test-
ing radar equipment, something that few Americans
had heard of.
About 15 years later a young couple from Chicago
bought a lot on the point. They clambered over a pile
of broken concrete at one end. Someone said the
chunks were all that remained of that old radar tower.
Guess what? I was one-half of that couple.

Next: The spies who
came in from the sea.


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Guest wears out welcome in Christie whodunnit


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
The Island Players have done it again in pulling
off a well-received version of
Agatha Christie's intriguing
whodunnit "The Unexpected
Guest."
This play is just the type of
production that made the popular
theater group a favorite among
local play goers..
It's a sordid affair with the
usual suspects Christie was fa-
mous for when creating motives
for each who had reason for kill-
ing the dastardly victim.
Director Geoffrey Todd sets ,
the mood from the start with an
eerie opening. 1
The fog is rolling in from ,' ."-'
Bristol Channel, a fog-horn bel-
lowing and Richard Warwick's Director Geoffrey
study bathed in blue light as the
already-murdered Richard Warwick (Joe Vona)
slumps dead in his wheelchair.
Warwick was a famous big-game hunter known
for his generosity but who turned cruel and vindic-
tive after being mauled by a lion.
The entire family and the staff at Warwick's
home in south Wales is not real upset that his heart
of darkness has stopped beating.,
What they are concerned about is coming up
with the best alibi to fool inspector Thomas (Michael
Cuttler) and Sgt. Cadwallader (Charlie Guy). Guy
plays the character to a tea as a tough, street-smart
bobby suspicious of everyone.
Michele Strauss plays the nervous young wife of
the older and now dead Richard Warwick. Not only
is she preoccupied with trying to come up with an
alibi but also how to hide a love affair she's been
having with Julian Farrar (Mark Schelstrate) who's
also trying to figure out how to eliminate suspicion
cast on him because of the affair.
And then there's Richard Warwick's nurse and
personal attendant Henry Angell who doesn't want


to say anything to the police but alas must look out
for his future. Blackmail is in his heart and bank
account.
As always Sam McDowell is
absolutely superb in his role as
Angell. McDowell should quit the
local stage immediately, head for
New York and audition for any
play calling for a dapper, elderly
S gentleman of the world. We can't
say enough about the professional-
ism he brings to Island Player's
productions.
The same goes for Sara
Marshall who plays Mrs.
Warwick. Marshall is wonderful
in her role as Richard Warwick's
mother. She too has motive but in
San odd, sort of motherly way.
Kudos, too, for Rob Sparks
who plays the kooky, flighty
Todd nephew who clearly is a suspect as
he wanders the halls and passages
of his uncle's house brandishing guns.
Sparks is top-shelf as the quirky, stranger-than-
fiction character Jan Warwick, the kind of role he
seems to enjoy playing. In last season's production
of "Sylvia," Sparks wowed audiences with his hilari-
ous portrayal of three different characters, one of
them a woman.
John Durkin plays Michael Starkwedder, a pass-
erby caught up in the web of deceit and Laura Mo-
rales plays Miss Bennett, a matronly housekeeper
who could have committed the deed.
The reasons are obvious for not going into detail
about "Guest."
We don't want to spoil the fun. This is a first-
rate play and first-rate production by Island Players.
For Christie fans this is a must see. For everyone else
it's just plain fun trying to figure out whodunnit.
The play runs through Sunday, Dec. 12, at Island
Players at the corner of Pine Avenue and Gulf Drive
in Anna Maria. Curtain is at 8 p.m. nightly with a 2
p.m. Sunday matinee. Tickets are $12. The box of-
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John Durkin keeps an eye on murder victim Richard
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Joe Vona) as satin-gowned Michele Strauss lurks
suspiciously with pistol in hand. It's all part of the
mystery and, the fin of Agatha Christie's "The
Unexpected Guest" presented by the Island Players
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Price no object ...
Shock value begins with sticker price. Just try buying
a millennium diamond, a house, a car or New Year's Eve
dinner.
For Islanders hell-bent on making sure they usher in
the millennium in style even though the new millen-
nium doesn't begin until Jan. 1, 2001 sticker price ap-
parently has no meaning.
It's like the old saying, "If you have to ask, you can't
afford it."
Some Holmes Beach eating and drinking establish-
ments are making sure folks make this New Year's Eve
celebration the best for at least another 1,000 years.
Sean Murphy's Beach Bistro leads the way in terms
of price, but he's offering a lot of options.
There will be three seatings at the award-winning
beachfront restaurant at the Gulf end of 66th Street where
the law of supply and demand pushes the price.
The first seatings are at 5 and 6 p.m. and the cost $150


per person. Seatings at 7 and 8 p.m. are $200.
The coveted third round allows you to stay past the
midnight hour blowing on party favors and enjoying
champagne begins at 9:30 and 10:45 p.m.
That final seating will set you back GASP $250
per person. To soften the blow, prices for all three seatings
include tax and gratuity but not beverages. Ouch.
Apparently there is no lack of enthusiasm on the part
of people willing to part with their money.
Beach Bistro's last seating is either sold out by now
or soon will be.
It may seem like a pile of cash to spend on dinner, but
as Murphy puts it, it's much more than dinner.
Murphy promises other frills to titillate his guests.
The price of a ticket includes dinner, of course, plus
trolley transportation through the northern Island city to
Bistro at Island's End for entertainment and from Island
motels to the Bistro.
At the Beach Bistro, there will be "quiet entertain-
ment" and, Murphy says, weather permitting a fire-
works show.
Murphy also will provide a complimentary video and
camera candids of the evening.
At Chez Andr6 in the Island Shopping Center, 5406
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, Chef/Owner Damon
Presswood is offering a six-course dinner "to die for."
Chef Damon took over the reigns at Chez Andre on


Nov. 1 and has already begun to capitalize on the tradi-
tional French offerings, expanding his menu to include his
own continental specialties. It's apparent his 13 years at
the award-winning Cafe L'Europe on St. Armands Circle
will be a boon to Islanders gourmet tastes.
Each course at Chez Andre includes specially selected
wines from the restaurants newly expanded cellar to com-
pliment the cuisine and the total cost is $125 per person,
sans tax and gratuity.
For millennium eve, diners at Chez Andre will have
choices. Lots of choices.
For the first course, there's a choice of Damon's black
truffle-goose liver pat6, shrimp New Orleans or Scottish
smoked salmon with caviar. The wine offering is
Muscadet with the seafood appetizers and Beaujolais with
the pat6.
A classic Caesar salad or Chez Andr6's field green
salad with vinaigrette comes next and will be served with
a light, fruity Vouvray.
A shitake mushroom consomme is third in line and
will also be accompanied by the Beaujolais.
Pear sorbet with a "float" of ros6 champagne will
clear the palate and refresh appetites preceding the main
course.
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Chef Damon is offering garlic-crusted lobster tails
with a chipotle beurre blanc, or domestic tenderloin of
lamb en croute with a rosemary demi-glace, or and how
about this one a gorgonzola-stuffed filet mignon
cooked to order with swirls of forestiere mushroom sauce
adorning the plate. Yikes. It's too beautiful to eat.
Chef Damon's guests will have the opportunity to
enjoy one or some of all of the following wines with their
main course: Rombauer Chardonnay Carneros, Murphy-
Goode Island Block Chardonnay, Hess Collection
Cabernet Sauvignon or Pauillac Domaine de Lafite
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Save room for dessert. Not only is it imaginative, the
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The last course is a Chef Damon work of art: an Eiffel
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Of course, there will be a champagne finale to wel-
come Year 2000 at the end of the gastronomic experience.
Quite naturally, (you may already know that Chef
Damon is Publisher Bonner Futch's son) the Islander
newspaper will be on hand for candids for a new millen-
nium photo album.


On to Longboat Key and Euphemia Haye, where
Owner/Chef Ray Arpke said he's planning two special
table d'hote dinners with four courses and wine for around
$75 a person. But it's his regular menu he's promoting,
and why not?
"We're booked already and have been for months
with the exception of the 5 p.m. seating," Arpke said. "Our
last seating is at 10:30."
"I haven't figured out the special dinner yet. It'll prob-
ably be a week or two before I can do that. I've been too
busy putting up Christmas decorations. I'll be doing that
for another week."
Euphemia Haye is located at 5440 Gulf of Mexico
Dr., Longboat Key.
Harry Christensen of Harry's Continental Kitchens on
Longboat Key said he's expecting gangbuster business
New Year's Eve and the days before and after.
"We book out every year with our regular menu. Last
seating at 10:30 p.m. and that's been booked since April,"
Harry said. "We're busy the 29th, the 30th and the day
after because people can't get in on New Year's Eve. It's
going to be busy. If you know anybody who wants work,
tell them to call."
Some of the favorites Harry offers include roast duck
and steak Arcadia. The steak dish is tournedos with
roasted garlic, shallots and a bordelaise sauce.
However, seafood is the No. 1 attraction at Harry's.


THE ISLANDER N DEC. 8, 1999 0 PAGE 11-A
He makes a great sauteed softshell crab and he sells a lot
of salmon, tuna and grouper.
"Crabcakes are probably our most popular item,"
Harry said. "People just love 'em."
Harry's Continental Kitchens is located at 525 St.
Judes Drive, Longboat Key.
And there's the continental newcomer on the Island
block, Da Giorgio in Holmes Beach. Chef Giorgio Oldano
be offering his regular menu of Northern Italian special-
ties for reservations up to 7:30 p.m. and a special New
Year's Eve menu for guests at his 9:30 p.m. booking.
Sign of the Mermaid in Anna Maria is the spot to go
if you covet a fabulous wine collection because you must
take your own to enjoy alcoholic beverages with the spec-
tacular cuisine produced by owners and chefs both -
Ed and Andrea Spring.
Well, there's the long and short of it for some of the
best restaurants on the Island and the Key, possibly the
best fine dining spots within our "easy-drive radius."
Next week, we'll give you the low down on parties
and entertainment and more dining choices at the hot spots
on Anna Maria and the surrounding area.
But, you know the old saying, plan ahea #@*! d.
Make reservations soon.
This will never happen again at least not in your
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Thousands cheer on boat parade winners


A Christmas crowd of thousands braved gorgeous
Florida fall weather Saturday in Anna Maria and
Holmes Beach to cheer for skippers and their boats at
the 11th Annual Christmas Lighted Boat Parade.
Bill and Millie Saunders defended the title they
won last year by taking this year's grand prize with a
fanciful snow scene from stem to stern on their 25-foot
Dusky.
The night before in Bradenton the Saunders won
"Best of Parade" at the Manatee River Holiday Festi-
val.
The fleet stretched for over a mile and included
craft ranging in size from 18 feet to the Queen of the
Parade, the 65-foot Cortez Lady.
First prize for power boats under 25 feet went to
Chuck and Mary Stealy who adorned their 24-foot
Stamas Green Flash with an Island motif that included
a dolphin.
Ken Guscott took second in his vessel Solfan with
its towering Viking sail, while Bruce Seawald was third
in his 23-foot Shamrock Seeturn with its Santa in a he-
licopter.
First place in the over-25-foot power boat category
went to Merritt Fineout and Karen Day in a 35-foot Sea
Ray called A Fine Day. Their brightly lit craft had a
high-riding Snoopy Santa guiding three reindeers.
Orlo Blake took second for his 30-foot Targa Busi-
ness Two while Jim Wilson's 46-foot Striker Ocean
Commotion was third with his boat outlined in white
lights and a Christmas tree off the bowsprit.
First prize in the sailboat division went to Mike
Culhane who lit his 24-foot Cal Imagine with multi-
colored lights from deck to masthead.


The boat "Green Flash" owned by Chuck and Mary Stealy took first place in the under-25 category. Islander
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A new mayor and three city commissioners will
take office Monday, Dec. 13, in Bradenton Beach.
The festivities will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a recep-
tion honoring outgoing Mayor Connie Drescher. At 7
p.m., Mayor-elect Gail Cole will be sworn into office,
as will Bill Arnold for Ward 1, Dawn Baker in Ward
2, and Berneitta Kays for Ward 3.
At 7:30 p.m., the city commission will meet in
special session to nominate and elect a vice mayor.
For more information, call city hall at 778-1005.

'The Game of Anna Maria Island'
is here
The games are here! The games are here!
The long-awaited "Game of Anna Maria Island,
Millennium Edition" is promised to arrive by the week-
end, and Rotary club members will be selling them at
the Publix Super Market in Holmes Beach. The game
is Monopoly like, except that Island businesses take the
place of many of the traditional "properties" like
Boardwalk or Park Place.
Some sponsors of the game will have them for sale,
including Publix, Dee's Boutique, the Beach Shop,
Joe's Eats and Sweets, the Bridge Tender Inn, West
Coast Refrigeration and Mixon Insurance.
Games that were pre-sold at First National Bank
and Trust in Manatee may be picked up at the Holmes
Beach branch. Other pre-sold games may be picked up
at Publix, or they will be delivered with a phone call to
778-2006 or 778-9622.
The Game of Anna Maria Island was first issued 15
years ago. This edition is called the Millennium Edi-
tion. After the 1999 edition, it probably won't be spon-
sored again, said Rotary's Gene Moss.
Proceeds from the $15.99 game, and funds paid by
the game's sponsors, will benefit Rotary's charitable
projects locally and worldwide.

Gloria Musicae, party
on Longboat Tuesday
A holiday concert of baroque music and a sing-along
of seasonal tunes by Gloria Musicae will be from 5 to 7
p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14, at the Longboat Key Center for the
Arts. 6890 Longboat Drive in Longbeach Village.
On display during the concert will be holiday trees
decorated by area artists, florists and interior designers,
the trees to be sold in a silent auction to benefit the
center. Information may be obtained at 383-2345.

Garden club Christmas party
next week
The Christmas program and tea of the Anna Maria
Island Garden Club will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec.
15, at Roser Memorial Community Church, 519 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria City.
"The Entertainers" group will present the Christ-
mas musical program at this public meeting. Further
information may be obtained at 778-0256.

55 Alive defensive driving course
set for Friday, Saturday
The 55 Alive defensive driving course of the
American Association of Retired Persons will be given
at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, from 10 a.m until 2 p.m. Friday and
Saturday, Dec. 10 and 11.
Attendance both days is required for certification
for which drivers may reduce automobile insurance
costs. Jay Romine, Holmes Beach police chief, will
speak at the closing session, discussing Anna Maria
Island driving problem areas.
Registration is required at the library or by phone at
778-6341, said AARP volunteer instructor Stretch
Fretwell.

Sarasota Pops, Voices in concert
The Sarasota Pops Orchestra with the Florida
Voices will appear in concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12,
at Neel Auditorium on the Manatee Community Col-
lege campus, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton.
Details may be obtained at 795-7677.


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Jack and Jackie fish together
Jack Gray, of Anna Maria, a regular at the Anna
Maria City Pier, relocated to the Rod & Reel pier
while the city facility is shut down awaiting repairs.
The invitation to fish came at the request of Jackie
Schank, who is anxiously awaiting a big catch.
Schank was visiting from Kentucky for the day and
has a favorite fishing hole in Tennessee at Deer
Hollow Lake where Gray once fished many years
ago. Islander Photo: Edna Tiemann

Historical society
holiday party Monday
The annual holiday party and social of the Anna
Maria Island Historical Society will be at 7:30 p.m. Mon-
day, Dec. 13, at the Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf
Drive.
Marge Ebel. Marilyn Moroni and Alice Doeden
will provide musical entertainment. The event is open
to society members and friends. Further information is
available at 778-1514.
Island beach in, Longboat out
Anna Maria Island's beach nourishment project
will get $1.613,709 from the state while Longboat
Key's nourishment program is due to receive nothing.
That is the decision delivered to the Manatee County
commissioners, who announced the funding Dec. 3.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protec-
tion said it prioritized projects that applied for funding.
with Anna Maria's program rated No. 7 and
Longboat's No. 20 on a 19-project approved list.
Another Longboat application, $75,000 matching
for its inlet management plan implementation, did
make the final cut along with Lido Key's
renourishment program for $2,490,350.

Longboat charity
art auction Saturday
A charity auction of artworks to benefit the United
Way Paul Salter fund will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday at the
Longboat Framing Gallerie, 6824 Gulf of Mexico Drive.
Phyllis Slaymaker of the gallery said oils, watercol-
ors, lithographs and sculpture will be included in the sale.
Registration begins at noon. Details are available at 383-
8914.

Stanick tree featured in special
sale Tuesday
A Christmas tree designed by Debbie Stanick of
Holmes Beach, owner and designer of EXIT Art on
Longboat Key, will be among 10 sold at a silent auc-
tion by the Longboat Key Center for the Arts.
The trees are on display at the center's facilities at
6890 Longboat Drive, and their auction will continue
through Tuesday, Dec. 14, when winning bidders will
be announced at the Gloria Musicae concert. Details
are available at 383-2345.


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Mechanic Tim Hyden with his F-15 20 years ago.
By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
After 20 years apart, Tim Hyden and his F-15
fighter plane got together again thanks to his fian-
cee and the U.S. Air Force.
Hyden, a West Manatee Fire Department
firefighter stationed on Anna Maria Island, vehemently
derricttnatthe got teary-eyed, but offered that it was a
thrill and a tremendous surprise.
It's all the work of his fiancee, Maureen, whose last
name he declined to give in deference to her shyness.
Hyden spent a hitch in the Air Force as primary
mechanic on the F-15 at Luke Air Force Base in Ari-
zona. "Man, you go on duty early to prepare your plane
for-flight and the sun rises over the desert and it's just
you and the plane," he said. "You really get attached."
He was so successful and dedicated that he was
honored as "airman of the month" in his 60-plane
squadron, and got a flight in "my plane."
"We turned and went straight up like a rocket, four
gravities, and I even flew it for a little bit. It was inde-
scribable."
Out of the Air Force, to his subsequent regret, he
ended up in the Island's fire station. And ultimately met
Maureen. She, like most who know him well, knew
about his attachment to his F-15.
As his 40th birthday approached, she got in touch
with Luke AFB and asked about the plane. She encoun-
tered considerable military reticence, but eventually
was told the plane was still in active duty, maybe at
Elmendorf AFB in Alaska.
No, said that base after stone-walling for awhile, it
was more likely at either Eglin or Tyndall. A stroke of
luck, since both are in Florida.
* On his birthday, Maureen handed Hyden a thick


stack of copies of e-mail correspondence. He started to
wade through it, and she told him impatiently to "just
read the last page."
Sure enough, his plane was assigned to Tyndall. It
was at Warner-Robbins AFB in Georgia, though, get-
ting a major overhaul. "It will be bright and brand new
when it gets back," said the Tyndall officer. "We'll let
you know."
So to Tyndall they eventually drove. On the flight
line there, Hyden reunited with his F-15, sure enough
bright and shiny, and he absolutely didn't get wet-eyed.
"It was beautiful," he said. "It's 21 years old, 5,100
flying hours on its airframe, which is the same as seven
months of continuous time in the air. What an airplane!"
It was, he allowed, "the most wonderful present
anyone could ever get. And from the most wonderful
person."
He still has a lingering dream: "The Air Force does
give civilians rides in planes in special cases. I'd love to
have another ride in my plane before we're both too old."


Firefighter Tim Hyden now, with the same plane.


Berry berry lovely
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Berry bazaar and volunteer
Jeanne Maschek, the
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Nov. 26, possession of alcohol times two,
Bayfront Park.
Nov. 30, domestic disturbance, 200 block of Peri-
winkle. Two subjects became involved in a domestic
dispute. The deputy issued domestic packets.

Bradenton Beach
Nov. 19, burglary to a vehicle, Cortez Beach. The
victim reported an unknown person damaged the lock and
removed airline tickets, a camcorder valued at $500, U.S.
traveler's checks in the amount of $750, $1,300 in cash,
two passports, English currency valued at $500, a wallet
bag valued at $1, a driver's license, a watch valued at $100
and a 35-mm camera valued at $100.
Nov. 20, retail theft of $19.02 in gasoline, 2513
Gulf Drive, Circle K.
Nov. 20, fleeing to elude, 1200 to 1400 block of
Gulf Drive South. The officer was alerted to watch for
a suspect who had reportedly exposed himself to the
victim and fled. The officer located the suspect and
placed him in custody.
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Nov. 22, possession of altered identification, 200
block of Church Avenue. The complainant reported the
juvenile suspect used an altered identification card to
purchase cigarettes. The officer located the suspect and
checked her identification, which he confirmed was
altered. He confiscated the card, issued a summons and
contacted her parents to retrieve her.
Nov. 24, DWLS with knowledge, 2400 block of
Gulf Drive. The officer stopped a vehicle without a tag
light and a check showed the subject's driver's license
was suspended. The officer said the subject knew the
license was suspended and placed him in custody.
Nov. 24, criminal mischief, 2200 block of Gulf
Drive South, Longboat Pass Bridge. The victim re-
ported an unknown person damaged her vehicle by
removing the valve stem caps and flattening all four
tires. Damages were $80.
Nov. 25, lost property a purse, Coquina Beach.
Nov. 26, burglary to a boat, 400 block of Church
Avenue. The victim reported an unknown person pried
open the cabin door and removed five rods valued at
$600 and five reels valued at $570.
Nov. 29, petty theft, 200 Bridge St., Bradenton
Beach City Pier. The complainant reported an un-
known person removed 16 Christmas ornaments val-
ued at $24.
Nov. 30, recovered missing juvenile, 100 block
of Gulf Drive North. The officer observed a known
juvenile runaway, took her into custody and turned her
over to a Pinellas County sheriff's deputy at the Sky-
way Bridge.
Nov. 30, bad check in the amount of $942.95,
Wagner Realty.
Dec. 2, disorderly intoxication, 200 Bridge St.,
Sports Lounge. The officer reported the juvenile sus-
pect exited the business, walked to the middle of the
street, shot a flare gun into the air, then entered a nearby
vehicle. The officer said as he approached the suspect
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alcoholic beverage and took the suspect to the Holmes
Beach police department for a breath test. He said the
suspect passed out twice and EMS responded and
transported the suspect to the hospital. After the suspect
was checked and released the officer transported him
to the Juvenile Assessment Center.

Holmes Beach
Nov. 25, domestic assault, criminal mischief,
2700 block of Gulf Drive. The victim reported the sus-
pect came to her residence, began yelling at and threat-
ening her, punched the door and broke a kitchen win-
dow before leaving. She said he returned a short time
later and rammed her vehicle, threw a potted plant
through the vehicle's window, threw a brick at the side
of the vehicle and drove over plants in the yard.
The suspect was located by Bradenton Beach po-
lice and placed in custody. Damages to the vehicle
were $1,100 and damages to the property were $500.
Nov. 25, disturbance, 2700 block of Avenue C. The
complainant reported he had an argument with the subject
but she wouldn't let him leave. The officer advised him
he could leave but could not drive as he had been drink-
ing. The officer transported him to a friend's house.
Nov. 25, suspicious, 5324 Gulf Drive, NationsBank.
The officer was dispatched to check two subjects fighting
in a vehicle in the parking lot and observed a vehicle pass
in the opposite direction at a high rate of speed: He
checked the parking lot, then attempted to locate the
speeding vehicle. He heard a Bradenton Beach officer
report a hit and run and said the vehicle description was
the same as the one that passed him.
He returned to the parking lot and located the vic-
tim, who said she and the suspect were fighting about
the suspect driving drunk and she fled the vehicle as the
suspect sped away. The suspect was later apprehended
by Longboat Key police, said the report.
Nov. 25, suspicious, 3000 block of Gulf Drive.
The complainant reported the suspect-wasmaking
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Ornamentals:
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Special thanks to the staff of Bradenton Beach City Hall
for their encouragement and support, and to our friends for their good wishes.
Haven Home will be open for viewing after January 1, 2000. All interested persons welcome.


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STREETLIFE, FROM PAGE 16

threatening phone calls to her and the officer advised
her to sign an affidavit.
Nov. 26, animal, 3400 block of Gulf Drive. A
loose dog was picked up by an animal control em-
ployee.
Nov. 26, theft, 5313 Gulf Drive, Eckerd. The
complainant reported two suspects came into the store,
went to the perfume counter and video area and left,
setting off the alarm. The complainant ordered the sus-
pects to stop, but they entered a waiting vehicle and
fled. The complainant found an empty perfume box
and three movies were missing.
Nov. 26, theft, 3700 block of East Bay Drive. The
complainant reported an unknown person removed-15
trays of plants valued at $100 from her vehicle.
Nov. 26, noise from a loud party, 7500 block of
Gulf Drive. The officer requested that the residents turn
down the music.
Nov. 27, theft of services, 7000 block of Holmes
Boulevard. The complainant reported he drove two
juvenile suspects to the residence in his taxi and the
fare was $18. The suspects said they only had $6 but
would go inside and get the remainder from a relative.
The suspects did not return and the officer spoke to the
resident who said she didn't know them.
Nov. 27, burglary to an automobile, 6500 block
of Gulf Drive. The victim reported an unknown person
went through her vehicle but did not remove anything.
Nov. 27, burglary to an automobile, 6500 block
of Gulf Drive. The victim reported an unknown person
removed a face plate valued at $20.
Nov. 27, traffic, 4200 block of Gulf Drive. The
subject was stopped for a traffic violation and a check
showed his driver's license was suspended. The officer
issued a summons.
Nov. 28, suspicious, 500 block of 70th Street. The
officer was assisting a Florida Marine Patrol officer


Smoke detector, dog walk
Just by walking his dog, Bob Perinetti was able
to avert disaster to a Holmes Beach housing devel-
opment.
Perinetti heard a smoke detector sounding
Monday afternoon from North Beach Village, 6250
Holmes Blvd. He called firefighters, who re-
sponded and found smoke pouring from a second-
floor unit in the complex.


with a hit-and-run boat accident. The owner of the boat
said he was not operating it during the accident. He said
he believed an unknown person stole the boat the pre-
vious night. The boat was returned to the owner.
Nov. 28, vandalism, 600 Manatee Ave.,
Westbay Cove. The victim reported an unknown
person dented the vehicle with an unknown object.
Damages were $250.
Nov. 28, vandalism, 600 Manatee Ave., Westbay
Cove. The victim reported an unknown person struck
the vehicle with an unknown object, breaking the tail
light. Damages were $608.
Nov. 29, lost property a gold bracelet, un-
known location.
Nov. 29, suspicious, 6400 block of Flotilla. The vic-
tim reported an unknown person scratched the vehicle.
Nov. 30, assault, 5425 Marina Drive, Jessie's Is-
land Store. The complainant reported he entered the
store and the subject began harassing him about where
he parked. He said he told her to mind her own busi-
ness and got into his vehicle to leave.
The complainant said the subject's companion ap-
proached his vehicle and demanded that he get out and
fight. He refused and said the suspect spit in his face
and tried to enter the vehicle. He said he drove away
and called police. The suspect was not found.
Dec. 1, suspicious, 4700 Gulf Drive. Anna Maria




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Elementary School. The complainant reported an un-
known person destroyed a garden planted behind a
classroom. Damages were $10.
Dec. 2, assist EMS, 200 block of 54th Street. The
office responded to a report of an unconscious subject
beside the road. The subject said she tripped and fell
while going to the bank. The officer noted that she was
dressed in nightclothes and seemed confused. EMS
transported her to the hospital.
Dec. 2, 3007 Gulf Drive, Mr. Bones. The com-
plainant reported she left her purse at the restaurant, but
it was not found. The purse contained a wallet valued
at $750, $1,200 in cash, a driver's license, credit cards
and a cellular phone.
Dec. 3, disturbance, 200 block of 54th Street. The
complainant reported she wanted the subject to leave
the residence but was concerned about his welfare be-
cause he had taken prescription medication. The officer
said the subject asked to be admitted to the hospital and
EMS responded to transport him. The complainant is-
sued a trespass warning.
Dec. 3, suspicious, 4900 block of Gulf Drive. The
officer responded to a 911 call in which the subject said
he "needed a date." The subject told the officer he was
writing a letter and wanted to know the current date. He
said he thought he called 411 for information. The of-
ficer advised him of his mistake.


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livered to the newspaper office by noon Satur-
day the same week the contest is published.
* In the event of a tie, a winner will be drawn


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THE ISLANDER 0 DEC. 8, 1999 0 PAGE 19-A


The following four letters are from students in
Joan Sackett's fourth grade class at Anna Maria El-
ementary School. The school had a Job Fair in No-
vember and professionals came to speak to the chil-
dren about their jobs. One letter received was deco-
rated with flowers, a rainbow, grass and a sun.

Dear Job Fair people,
Thank you for participating in the Job Fair at our
school. It took time out of your job, but it was nice. I
wish we could have asked questions. My favorite job
was the Coast Guard. He was cool.
Is it cool to work 24 hours and have 48 hours off?
I would have asked that question or something like it.
I bet that for most of those jobs you have to go to col-
lege for four to eight years to get a degree. Thanks for
what you do in your jobs. I'm not sure what I want to
be when I grow up, but I have a long time to decide. I
will work hard in school.
Jimmy R. Lease


%ISLAND
CHIROPRACTIC
CENTER
605 Manatee Ave. West
Holmes Beach
Dr. Joseph Acebal 778-0722

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church (ELCA)
We warmly welcome you to join us.
Come Worship, Learn and Grow
Enjoy God's Presence
Saturday 5:30pm Service of Praise
(Contemporary)
Sunday 8:00am Worship Service (Communion)
9:00 am Sunday School
10:30am Worship Service (Communion)
Rev. Danith Kilts Nursery Provided
6603 Marina Drive Holmes Beach 778-1813


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Dear Job Fair volunteers;
Thank you so much for taking time to come to our
school and give us such wonderful speeches. I learned
a lot of things about different jobs, things I didn't know
before. I'm not sure what I want to be when I grow up,
but the speeches you gave us put a lot of jobs in my
mind to be when I grow up. Thanks again,
Gabrielle Westerman

Dear Job Fair people,
Thank you so much for taking some of your time
to come to Anna Maria Elementary School and tell the
children how you do your job. It was very interesting
to hear how you do your job. Maybe some day when I
remember this job fair, I will be able to choose a job
and be ready for the schooling and the hard, but fun
work.
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A roarin' reminder to resist drugs
Holmes Beach Police Officer Eric Kuusella poses
with fifth grader Trey Andricks and the D.A.R.E.
(Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program's
mascot, a stuffed lion. Officer K, as he is known to
students, visits classrooms throughout the year to
teach kids about the dangers of drugs and violence.
Islander Photo: Courtesy of Joyce Ellis

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Michael D. Brusso
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Don't let time run out

Every cent counts with only two days remaining!


$40,000 MatchingFund Challenge


Please make your contribution to the Anna Maria Island Community Center Endowment Trust today.
Every dollar contributed from now until the end of 1999 will be be generously matched by
Holmes Beach residents Charles and JoAnn Lester.


YES, COUNT ME IN!
Name
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Phone
O Amount $
Q I would like my gift in honor of:
Q I would like my gift to be in memory of::
Q Please bill me for my pledge amount.
Please make checks payable to the
Anna Maria Island Community Center and
mail your matching-fund contribution to
P.O. Box 253, Anna Maria FL 34216.
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Don't let time run out for the hundreds
of kids that rely on the Anna Maria
Island Community Center.
Hurry ... make your contribution today.
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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas


Big, bustling holiday
From the Privateers' Parade and
S pariy '..wiih Santa Claus io a Ighih.ed
bo t parade f -llowed b, tir e.or on
t he ,' laUSt aller sunset, Islanders
had a big da,' ot e.enis on Dec 4
Wearing maithcn ing 1s, Ashle',
Gomes -. and Santa. top l el. .il.1 ati Ie
partly following the annual Pri.aieers
Christmas Parade
Dillon Palmer 4 lell. has Sa.nta'
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1999 M THE ISLANDER


Anderson, Sauer
lead basketball scoring
Eddie Anderson led his Division 1 Sign of the
Mermaid basketball team in scoring when he hit 38
points in one game, while Charlie Sauer of Anna Maria
Glass & Screen jump started his team to two wins and
scored 33 in one of the victories.
The first week of the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center basketball season started out with some
high-scoring contests to set the tone for the rest.of the
year.
In Division 2, Matt McDonough scored 19 for
Anna Maria Oyster Bar, while Steven Faasse had 16 for
Flash Flights and gave them 'a 2-0 record.
McDonough's squad is 1-1.
There's a full slate of games this week. Get out and
support your favorite team.

Bowers to Bowers gives IFC a tie
Two minutes into the second half brothers Kenny
and Matt Bowers combined for a goal to give the Island
Football Club soccer team a 1-1 tie with the Lakeland
Trolls.
Playing at G.T. Bray, Bradenton, the Bowers com-
bination caught the Trolls napping as Kenny broke free
on the right wing and raced down the field with Matt
following.
Kenny fired one on goal that hit the post and re-
bounded to Matt, who put the ball in the net.
The IFC adults play Sunday in Tampa against the
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Soccer champions
Members of the Division 2 (ages 10-11) soccer team Pool America are smiling about their championship
trophies won in a playoff at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. The team includes, back row, left to
right, an unidentified coach, Matt Bobo, Alonzo Price, Heather Howard, Sara White, Daniel Miller and head
coach Gary Miller. In the front row are Kelly Officer, Zak Geeraerts, Kate Gazzo and Chris Klotz. Islander
Photo: Courtesy of the Center


University of South Florida Dynamo Football Club.
The game is at Hunters Green field off Bruce B. Downs
Boulevard.

Indoor soccer tourney fast paced
The fastest game around is coming to town when
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lander newspaper put on the Sixth Annual Islander In-
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"The tournament starts Dec. 15 and runs through
Dec. 23. Game times will be 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Mon-
day through Friday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Satur-
PLEASE SEE SPORTS RAP, NEXT PAGE


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Soccer winners, honors
Ben Bryant, left, holds his trophy for winning the
Kenny Randall Sportsmanship Award for the 1999
Anna Maria Island Community Center soccer
season. Tyler Krauss, middle, was voted Most
Valuable Player for the entire four-division league.
Both players were in Division 1 (ages 12-13). The
Center's Scott Dell is on the right and displays the
plaques that contain names of past winners of the
awards along with new additions Bryant and Krauss.
Islander Photo: Courtesy of the Center.

SPORTS RAP, FROM PAGE 2
day and Sunday.
There are six divisions each for both male and fe-
male teams. They will be under 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 and
18 years old with age determined by how old the player
was on Aug. 1, 1999.
Teams play in the gym on a vulcanized rubber sur-
face and use a furry, neon-yellow soccer ball that looks
like a giant tennis ball.


THE ISLANDER 0 DEC. 8, 1999 0 PAGE 3-B


Anna Maria Island Community Center


basketball schedule
Division 1 (ages 11-13)
Dec. 9 A Paradise Realty vs. Bell South at 8 p.m.
Dec. 10 Tree of Life vs. Anna Maria Glass & Screen at 8 p.m.
Dec. 11 Sign of the Mermaid vs. Anna Maria Glass & Screen at 6 p.m.
Econo Lodge vs. Island Discount Tackle vs. at 7 p m
Dec. 14 Island Discount Tackle vs. Tree of Life at 8 p.m.

Division 2 (ages 8-10)
Dec. 9 Jessie's Island Store vs. Anna Maria Oyster Bar at6 p.m.
Bryant's Recycled Treasures vs. Marco Polo's Pizza & Ice Cream at 7 p.m. j
Dec. 10 Publix Super Market vs. Flash Flights at 6 p.m.
Air & Energy vs. Island Real Estate at 7 p.m.
Dec. 11 Publix Super Market vs. Bryant's Recycled Treasures at 2 p.m.
Jessie's Island Store vs. Air & Energy at 3 p.m.
Anna Maria Oyster Bar vs. Island Real Estate at 4 p.m. '
Flash Flights vs. Marco Polo's Pizza & Ice Cream at 5 p.m.
Dec. 13 Air & Energy vs. Flash Flights at 6 p.m.
Dec. 14 Publix Super Market vs. Jessie's Island Store at 7 p.m.

Division 3 (ages 5-7)
Dec. 11 H.E. Inc. vs. Papa John's Pizza at noon
Bridge Street Pier & Cafe vs. Galati Marine at 1 p.m.
Dec. 14 H.E. Inc. vs. Galati Marine at 6 p.m.
First team listed is home team


Because the playing field is microscopic compared
to a regulation field, play is lightning fast as teams use
the walls of the gym to carom passes to teammates.
Fans have to be watching at all times because the
players also use the wood barrier separating the stands
from the "field" to make passes.


If you're not paying attention, you could be in the
volley if a ball rockets your way.
Team sponsorships are $75. For information, call
Scott Dell at the Community Center at 778-1908.
PLEASE SEE SPORTS RAP, NEXT PAGE


My staff and I wish to extend our sincere "mahalo"
to all our loyal customers and friends
who have made our years here on the '
Island so wonderful. You 'will be missed.CY:E
Please join us Tuesday so that we may ,.:.,
bid you a fond "aloha." -." ..
Ato Kelly '
Mele Kalikimaka e Hauoli Makahiki Hou
(Merry Christmas and Happy New Year)


WELCOME THE YEAR 2000
WITH A SIX-COURSE GASTRONOMIC AFFAIR
INCLUDING WINES WITH EACH COURSE


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A LOOK AHEAD
Black Truffle Goose Liver Pat6, Shrimp New Orleans, or Smoked Salmon
Classic Caesar or Chez Andre's Field-Green Salad
Shitake Mushroom Consomme
Pear Sorbet with Ros6 Champagne Float
ENTREES ~ A FOND EMBRACE OF THE PRESENT
Garlic-Crusted Lobster Tails with Chipotle Buerre Blanc,
Domestic Tenderloin of Lamb En Croute with Rosemary Demi-Glace,
Gorgonzola-Stuffed Filet Mignon with Forestiere Mushroom Sauce
Eiffel Tower of Dark German Chocolate with White and Dark
Chocolate Mousse and Raspberry Sauce with Fresh Fruit

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$125 Per Person Including Wines with Each Course
(Not Including Tax And Gratuity)
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED


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the high standard of cuisine and service of Chez Andre ... in fact, Chef Andre
will be working with Damon throughout the season! And, Chef Damon has
the credentials to do the job, not to mention 12 years at Cafe L'Europe on
St. Armands Circle and the last three years at the Bradenton Country Club.
So, welcome to the NEW, "same old" fantastic continental dining experience
at Chez Andre. We look forward to serving you!


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Croissants, baguettes and breakfast, lunch
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PAGE 4-B 1 DEC. 8, 1999 T THE ISLANDER
SPORTS RAP, FROM PAGE 3

Writer wins second tourney in three weeks
The members of the Sunday Sunrise Golf Tourna-
ment threatened to drop me from the tour after winning
for the second time in three weeks.
Two long birdies one a 30-footer from the
fringe on No. 14 at Palma Sola Golf Club allowed
me to put some distance between myself and three oth-
ers who tied for second.
Wayne Wood, Sonny Eastman and Mark Fransen
were at plus five on a modified Stableford scoring sys-
tem where birdies are worth four points, pars are two
points and bogeys get you one.
Players on the Sunrise tour play three rounds to
determine their "scoring" handicap. Those three
rounds give them an average. For example, my av-
erage is 22. I scored 31 points in shooting a 79 and
that gave me nine points and the win. The record for
points scored in a single round is held by Neal Curtis
with 40.
Skins were won Sunday by Glenn Corder, Bruce
Fournier, Sonny Eastman, Jon Huffman and Paul
Bondar.
Closest-to-the-pin "greenies" on the four par three
holes went to George Wonkka and Butch Van
Ostenbridge who had one each. Paul Bondar was good
for two greenies and missed a hole-in-one by inches on
the 147-yard No. 4 hole.
There are only five weeks left until the end-of-
the-year tournament and the award for Player of the
Year.
As a result of Huffman's skin Sunday, he moved
to No. I on the points list with 581. In second is Tim
Lease at 574. while Wayne Wood still has an outside
chance at the title with 486.
The remaining five tournaments will be held at
Palma Sola Golf Club. Anyone interested in playing
should call Huffman at 778-4622.



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Dec. 9 Nicole Buky's Squad vs. Trisha McKee's Squad at 6 p.m.
Fran Galati's Squad vs. Lindsey Ellsworth's Squad at 7 p.m.
Dec. 10 Amy Niedkwick's Squad vs. Susan Powers' Squad at 6 p.m.
Dec. 11 Amy Niedkwick's Squad vs. Fran Galati's Squad at 2 p.m.
Trisha McKee's Squad vs. Lisa Griffith's Squad at 4 p.m.
Susan Powers' Squad vs. Lindsey Ellsworth's at 5 p.m.
Dec. 14 Amy Niedkwick's Squad vs. Nicole Buky's Squad at 7 p.m.
First team listed is home team

Decals, signs available to help protect manatees


Free signs and decals offering manatee protection
tips are available from the Save the Manatee Club.
The waterproof decals offer suggestions on avoid-
ing the slow-moving marine mammals, plus advice
about seagrasses and marine trash. The target audience


Center basketball
Division 1 (ages 11-13)
Anna Maria Glass & Screen
Bell South
Econo Lodge
Sign of the Mermaid
A Paradise Realty
Tree of Life
Island Discount Tackle

Division 2 (ages 8-10)
Flash Flights
Island Real Estate
Anna Maria Oyster Bar
Bryant's Recycled Treasures
Marco Polo's Pizza & Ice Cream
Air & Energy
Jessie's Island Store


standings

2-0
2-0
1-1
1-1
0-1
0-1
0-2

2-0
2-0
1-1
1-1
1-1
0-2
0-2


for the decals is boaters, and is available from the club
at 500 N. Maitland Ave., Maitland, FL 32751, or by
calling 1-800-432-JOIN (5646).
The aluminum signs, which say "Please watch for
manatees, operate with care," are also free. Shoreline
property owners are urged to post the signs to warn
boaters of the presence of manatees. The signs are
available through the Tampa Florida Marine Patrol
office, 813-272-2516, or through the Florida Marine
Research Institute in St. Petersburg, 727-896-8626.


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Pancake Breakfast
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12
S 8:00 AM to 11 AM
Homemade Pancakes, Sausage,
OJ & Coffee. Adults $2.50. Children
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THE ISLANDER 0 DEC. 8, 1999 M PAGE 5-B


Fire districts receive new Jaws of Life


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
An increase in the number of vehicle accidents,
coupled with aging equipment, was the impetus for
Anna Maria/West Side Fire commissioners to ap-
prove a $27,000 Jaws of Life purchase recently.
"When people with major trauma are trapped in
a vehicle, every minute counts," Battalion Chief
Rich Losek said in a report on department equip-
ment. "If we can save one life by having the proper
equipment on our vehicles, then I believe we should
do whatever it takes to make sure our crews have it."
Losek noted that West Side's equipment is over
20 years old, has leaks and the power unit is difficult
to get started. No local dealer will repair the equip-



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which is not interchangeable with our Lucas equip-
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we have a major incident requiring county-wide re-
sponse."
The division of the purchase is $20,029 from
West Side's budget and $6,994 from the Anna Maria
budget.
In other business, commissioners approved the
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The board approved the purchase of a Ford Ex-
cursion for $31,259 as the districts' command ve-
hicle. It approved the purchase of a Ford Expedition
for $29,872 to be used by Deputy Chief Brett Pol-
lock.


Horseshoe winners
Winners in the Dec. 1 horseshoe games were
George Landraitis of Holmes Beach and Bill
Starrett of Anna Maria. Runners-up were Ron
Pepka Jr. of Holmes Beach and Ron Pepka of
Anna Maria.
Winners in the Dec. 4 games were John
Crawford of Bradenton and Pepka. Runners-up
were Herb Ditzel of Anna Maria and Starrett.
The weekly contests get under way every
Wednesday and Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria
City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive. There are no
membership fees and everyone is welcome.



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Travelers


UK home to world's longest pier
Diana Nicholls reads about one of the most recent boat fires in The Islander while standing at the end of Southend
Pier in her hometown, Southend, England. The longest pleasure pier in the world, it's situated on the estuary of the
River Thames 40 miles from the center of London. The pier is 1.33 miles long with its own electric train service and
museum. Nicholls and her husband, Garry, are faithful vacationers to the area.


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Heady runner
An ancient Greek runner seems to dance atop Joseph
Special's head at the city hall of Antwerp, Belgium,
and perhaps gets a peek at The Islander in passing.
Special and wife Maria, parents of Bradenton
Beach's police chief were visiting family in Belgium.


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Islander in
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Jan Barnes,
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Patti
Marifjeren
and David
Thorn take
their Islander
to a watering
hole named
Hobrahaus in
Munich,
Germany.


Happy Holidays

from all of us at

The Islander

to all of you!


We wish

you all

the best .

in the

coming.

year.

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Even at Chinese weddings.... Snoop
Phil Manko of Coral Shores shares his Islander with a newlywed couple in Jingyuan, barely on the China side A heroic Roman statue seems to sneak a peek at The
of the Lower Mongolian border. A coal-burning power plant is the core of the village, Manko is a power plant Islander over the shoulders of Jake Danzer and Ned
equipment installation expert, and so .... Perkins during their visit to Rome.






PAGE 8-B M DEC. 8, 1999 T THE ISLANDER


Recreational delights, coral crackdowns


When was the last time you went to the beach to
look at a sunset? Last night? Last month? Last year?
If you've enjoyed the spectacular sunsets within
the past month or so, you're part of the majority of
Americans who enjoy the natural wonders of this coun-
try on a regular basis, according to a recreation indus-
try association study.
Something called the Recreation Roundtable has
figured that our use of parks, both public and private,
has increased dramatically in the past six years. Most
popular activities are walking, swimming, driving for
pleasure, picnicking and fishing.
Enjoyment of parks is up in all age groups, al-
though the 18- to 29-year-old group is the most active
of outdoor enthusiasts. Also, Midwesterners are the
most avid of outdoorspeople, with those of us in the
South the least likely to play outside I guess because
we tend to take for granted the wonders of the great
outdoors while folks in the cold Midwest cherish the
days they can get out without freezing or broiling.
Another heartening element of all this outdoor fer-
vor is that most people admit they have a passion for
the environment. Even the government is following the
lead of the people for a change in the matter of eco-
friendly outdoor activities, and has scheduled a five-
year, $2.5 billion natural resource maintenance sched-
ule to improve its natural resources. The Everglades is
one of the targets of the restoration activities.
We're willing to pay for the improvements, too -
despite a hike in national park admission fees, no de-
crease in visitors has taken place. We are indeed will-
ing to pay more to play.
As one recreation official put it, "This generation
will determine whether open space is defined by park-
ing lots and airports, or if it is preserved."


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Feds crack down on coral smuggling
Speaking of preservation, a Tampa man is the first
in the country to be charged under federal statutes pro-
hibiting importation or exportation of protected wild-
life. And get this he was found guilty of importing
rare coral, shells and clams from the Philippines.
The feds really cracked down on the 70-year-old guy,
too, with a judge sentencing him to 18 months in prison
and charging him and his business $30,000 in fines.
The law was tailored to stop the importation of rare
critters into this country, animals like orangutans and other
exotics. It's interesting that something like coral and clams
are the first test cases for the new law, isn't it?

Archer shoots self in foot
Here's a great news lead:
"Jeffrey Archer's novels have made him a million-
aire, but many people believe his autobiography would
be far more interesting than any of the political potboil-
ers he's dreamed up.
"Yet many also believe the 59-year-old Archer
could never write what would be his best book because
he is incapable of telling the truth."
Archer is the best-selling British novelist who has
written a bunch of intrigue stories, including "Kane &


Days long past
The first electric light poles to arrive on Anna Maria Island were hauled in by Herman Crandell and Cory
Chamber and piled on the site of the Hob Allen home in the winter of 1924-25. To see more pictures of days
past, visit the Island Museum at 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 77tursdays and
Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Information is available at 778-0492. Photo courtesy of the Anna Maria
Island Historical Society.


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Abel," "Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less" and -
you gotta love this one, "Honor Among Thieves."
He also was the youngest member of England's
House of Commons no mean feat for someone de-
scribed as a "self-made social climber."
The key ingredient is the "was." His life makes a
better story than his novels.
Archer was forced to resign from the House of
Commons after he declared bankruptcy and was caught
shoplifting suits, a charge later dropped.
Through a series of political maneuverings that
again seem to come from the pages of one of his books,
he was able to finagle a lifetime peerage in the House
of Commons. Earlier this year he tried to use that po-
sition to leverage himself as the Conservative Party
candidate for mayor of the Town of London, spending
about $1 million of his own money to get the office.
His party voted to have him be their candidate, and
everything was looking good.
Oops. Seems he got an old friend to agree to pro-
vide him with an alibi on charges he was fooling
around with a prostitute a few years ago. A London
newspaper reported the scandal at the time, Archer
sued for libel and, although his buddy's testimony
wasn't needed, he won the case. Archer is married, by
the way.
Then the buddy turned on him a few weeks ago and
got Archer to admit on a hidden tape recorder it was all
a sham. Another newspaper reported the dirty deed,
and last week Archer withdrew his mayoral candidacy.
The newspaper Archer sued previously for libel is
trying to get him to pay back something like $5 million.
Archer's also looking at jail time if police follow
through with charges of witness tampering.
He's been described as a "compulsive, pathologi-
cal liar" by his biographer, although I think he's a
pretty good storyteller myself.
I can't wait to read the book about the political
stuff if it ever comes to print. Even if it's not really,
totally true, that's why they call it "fiction."

Women taking over politics ... slowly
Speaking of politics, here's something we can be
proud of on Anna Maria Island women in political
positions.
Two-thirds of the Island mayors are women. All
three city clerks are women. My math works that out
to 66 percent of the mayors and 33 percent of the de-
partment heads being women.
Nationally, the average of women holding depart-
mental head positions in state government is less than
30 percent, according to a study by the Center for
Women in Government. The number was 28 percent in
1997, by the way.
One last statistic to keep in mind: 52 percent of the
U.S. population is female.

Sandscript factoid
According to a group of 100 world leaders, scien-
tists and artists, the "man of the millennium" is Johann
Gutenberg, creator of the printing press. Taking the
number two spot: William Shakespeare, according to
the poll taken by London's Sunday Times newspaper.



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Grouper action good, flounder hitting in bay, gulf


By Capt. David Futch
Islander Reporter
Strong northerly and easterly winds cut into grou-
per digging offshore last week but local guides said
they'll be taking no prisoners when the wind dies
down.
Kingfish are still around despite a dramatic drop in
water temperature. Sheepshead are hitting now and
snook fishing in Holmes Beach canals continues to
offer some exciting evenings for local fishers. It's al-
ways better at night.
Shrimp are good to use when fishing for snook at
night but artificial lures such as Rattletraps can be
deadly. Matt Bowers and Bill Lowman have plenty of
them at Island Discount Tackle.
The Rod & Reel Pier was slow over the weekend
but'the boat parade was probably to blame. More than
200 people crowded the pier to get a fish-eye view of
the parade Saturday night. None of them were fishing.
On the fishing side, black drum are biting but snook
fishing is mediocre and it was cold so people didn't
come out to the pier.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said trout
fishing has improved dramatically with a drop in wa-
ter temperature.
"You'll have the most fun catching them with hard
bait lures fishing on the surface," Lowman said. "One
is called a broken-back Rebel and the other is called a
Yo-Zure crystal minnow. These are both floating lures
and work good if you twitch and move them a foot each
time you do it. Grouper fishing is in full swing for those
who can get outside. Kingfish are still around and
Spanish mackerel are available."
Lowman also noted that the shiners are thinning
out as the water temperature goes down.
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez reporting for
Capt. Zach on the Dee-Jay II said Zach hit another big
flounder day in the Gulf on Friday. He also caught
grouper and.black drum. In the bay, his customers
caught bluefish and pompano in front of the jetties but
he hasn't seen those fish since.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said


fishing in the Manatee River and Terra Ceia Bay was
slow last week and he didn't hear much of anything in
terms of fish caught. "The weather had everything
messed up," Johnson said.
Carl Shaner at Perico Harbor Bait and Tackle
at Galati Marina on Manatee Avenue said flounder on
jig heads tipped with shrimp are working for fishermen
who bounce the lure off the bottom. Snook have been
quiet while bait is moving down south.
Shaner added that anglers are catching grouper
while drifting in the Southwest Channel between Pas-
sage and Egmont keys. He said they've been going to
the first bell buoy offshore and then drifting. Carl also
said the best way to catch fish right now is to charter a
fishing guide. They know where to go and what to do.
If you pay attention, you'll learn something.
Capt. Glenn Corder said the wind kept him in
most of last week but he did get out Saturday and
caught some nice grouper. He said he expects a big
shift in the action this week when light wind prevails.
Capt. Curt Morrison on Neva-Miss fishing char-


Good gags
Capt. Matt Denham,
left, gives the thumbs
up on a gag and red
grouper while Rip Tide
mate Rodney Shirley
lifts two hefty gags
caught on a recent trip
offshore. Denham said
S :.- he had some of his best
et grouper fishing ofthe
year over the past
week and expects more
of the same as migrat-
ing grouper move
close to shorefollow-
ing recent cold fronts.
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ters out of Cortez said he caught a mess of grouper but
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"We're still seeing big Spanish mackerel in the
five- to seven-pound range and catching them on sil-
ver spoons trolling the bait on No. 2 and No. 3 planers,
which gets the bait down lower and keeps it from skip-
ping on the surface," Morrison said. "I also caught
kings 10 to 20 pounds 15 miles offshore.
"We're catching black, red and gag grouper using
live. pinfish and threadfin herring and cigar minnows.
Cut up rays work real good. Nice mangrove and lane
snapper are hitting on live shrimp and small pieces of
cut threadfin."
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip Tide out of
Captain's Marina in Holmes Beach said he's getting a
lot of reds and gag grouper in spite of rough conditions
offshore.
Capt. Tom Chaya of Dolphin Dreams charters at
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Island real estate sales
224 Oak, Anna Maria, a canalfront 1,928 sfla 2bedl
2&1/2bath/3cp home built in 1984 on a 75x148 lot, was
sold 10/20/99, Meyer to Prince, for $325,000.
5300 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 305 Martinique
North, a 1,404 sfla 3bed/2bath Gulffront condo built in
1971, was sold 10/22/99, Hood to Bredeweg & Dejong,
for $260,000.
600 Manatee Ave. W., Holmes Beach, 127
Westbay Cove, a 1,222 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in
1977, was sold 10/22/99, Merrill to Tedmon, for
$126,000.
7004 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, a 1,622 sfla 3bed/
2bath/2car home built in 1966 on an 86x113 lot, was
sold 10/21/99, Bobrek to Christie, for $199,000.
102 1st St. N., Bradenton Beach, a two-story 2,356
sfla duplex built in 1925 on a 50x106 lot, was sold 10/
25/99, Barr to Barr, for $131,300.
204 Archer Way, Anna Maria, a 1,080 sfla 2bed/
2bath/2cp home built in 1958 on an 85x125 lot, was
sold 10/27/99, Clark to Richardson, for $135,000; list
$149,000.
207 84th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,378 sfla 3bed/
2bath/2car/boat slip home built in 1971 on a 90x100
lot, was sold 10/25/99, Hartzell to Codella, for







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3106 Avenue F, Holmes Beach, a Gulffront 1,621
sfla 2bed/2bath/2car home built in 1946 on a 75x200
lot, was sold 10/25/99, Robinson to Gormel, for
$675,000.
311 Hardin, Anna Maria, a canalfront 1,434 sfla
3bed/2bath/2cp home built in 1986 on a 75x139 lot,
was sold 10/27/99, Kessler to Overbay, for $245,000;
list $259,900.
324 Hardin, Anna Maria, a 1,488 sfla 3bed/2bath/
2cp/pool/boat slip home built in 1985 on a 75x 108 lot,
was sold 10/28/99, Abert to Pfneudl, for $210,000; list
$224,900.
428 63rd St., Holmes Beach, Seaside Gardens, a
canalfront 1,092 sfla 2bed/2bath/lcp attached home
built in 1971 on a 37x98 lot, was sold 10/26/99,
Codella to Weaver, for $137,000; list $147,250.
8313 Marina Ct., Holmes Beach, a 2,196 sfla 2bed/
1&1/2bath/2car canalfront home built in 1976 on a
100x130 lot, was sold 10/29/99, Forney to Lorimer, for
$310,000; list $330,000.
101-111 N. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, five bayfront
lots and one canal/bridgefront lot zoned commercial
and sized roughly 50+ by 110+, were sold 11/1/99,
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207 76th.St., Holmes Beach, a 1,477 sfla 4bed/
2bath/cp duplex built in 1969 on a 90x78 lot, was sold
11/1/99, Venters to Barnes & Bagdasarian, for
$167,500; $175,000.
213 65th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,618 sfla duplex
zoned home built in 1963 on a 100x100 lot, was sold
11/3/99, Cline & Quillinan to Givens, for $212,000.
2302 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, a Gulffront 2,528
sfla 3bed/2bath/2car duplex built in 1987 on a 50x100+
lot, was sold 11/1/99, Kalser to Malibu Beach LC, for
$540,000; list $569,000.
4255 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 215 Island Village
#230, a 1,367 sfla condo built in 1981, was sold 11/2/
99, Jones to Jones for $130,000.
504 69th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,543 sfla 2bed/
2bath/lcar home built in 1968 on an 80x104 lot, was
sold 11/5/99, Peikert to Kent, for $165,000.
511 Kumquat, Anna Maria, a canalfront 3,054 sfla
4bed/3&1/2bath/2car/elevated pool home built in 1982
on a 36x128x166x204 double canalfront lot, was sold
11/2/99, Cappello to Thomas, for $680,000; list
$775,000.
522 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, 3C Bayou, an 822 sfla
2bed/lbath/boatslip canalfront condo built in 1973,
was sold 11/5/99, Ellsworth to Stoltzfus, for $119,900.
600 North Shore Dr., Anna Maria, a 2,364 sfla
4bed/3bath/2car canalfront duplex built in 1974 on a
1 10x75 lot, was sold 11/2/99, Whitaker to McConnell,
for $267,000; list $349,000.
611 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, 12B Imperial
House, a 754 sfla 2bed/lbath condo built in 1969, was
sold 11/1/99, Sheridan to Malin, for $85,000; list
$89,500.
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Memorial bench,
Island Players style
Members of the Anna Maria Island Players
set crew, the builders who work behind the
scenes for the theater group, meet to
dedicate a memorial bench to the late
Richard W. Lawall at the Players theater,
10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria City.


REAL ESTATE, FROM PAGE 12
6200 Flotilla, Holmes Beach, 242 Westbay Point
& Moorings, a 1,066 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in
1979, was sold 11/5/99, Ryan to Murray, for $168,000.
6700 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 12C Gulf Place, a
1,388 sfla 3bed/2bath Gulffront condo built in 1976,
was sold 11/4/99, Bloeth to Holoka & Brown, for
$320,000; list $329,000.
220 Gladiolus, Anna Maria, an 800 sfla 2bed/
lbath/lcar home built in 1970 on a 110x99x44x100 lot,
was sold 11/10/99, Newton to Sciara, for $126,500; list
$134,500.
114 Gull, Anna Maria, a 39x100x117x100 canal
lot, was sold 11/16/99, Michaels to Pinson, for
$160,000.
117 Seventh St. N., Bradenton Beach, 6 Bay View
Terrace, a 594 sfla lbed/lbath condo built in 1973, was
sold 11/17/99, Helton to Babbish, for $70,000.
1401 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, 1 Bermuda
Bay Club, a new townhouse/condo, was sold 11/16/99,
Bermuda Bay Dev. Co. Ltd. to Garcia, for $305,743.
202-206 56th St., Holmes Beach, a 4,227 sfla four-
building complex of six rental units with 10 bedrooms,
pool, built in 1956 on a 200x117 lot, was sold 11/19/99,
Floreani to Cooper, for $515,000; list $529,000.










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Holmes Beach office. Other leaders in listing
were Lynda Melnick, Longboat Key office, and
Jim Foster, commercial division. Joining Kenrick
as leading salespersons were Mike Migone and
Tina Rudek, Longboat; Cathy Meldahl, Avenue
of the Flowers; and Foster, commercial.
Liz Codola and Gayle Schultz have joined
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Realtors on Anna Maria Island and Carla Price
has moved from property management to sales.
Both of the newcomers are experienced in real
estate, Codola in Harrison, N.Y., and Schultz in
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211 71st St., Holmes Beach, a 1,344 sfla 2bed/
Ibath home built in 1982 on a 54x105 lot, was sold 11/
16/99, Burdorf to Simons, for $142,500; list $148,500.
229 S. Harbor Dr., Holmes Beach, a 1,391 sfla
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sold 11/19/99, Stockmaster to Altstaetter, for $213,995;
list $213,995.
2600 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 17 Anna Maria
Island Club, a Gulffront 1,179 sfla 2bed/2bath condo
built in 1984, was sold 11/15/99, Fraser to Anderson,
for $325,000.
2705-07 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, a six-unit com-
plex of 2,421 sfla with 8bed/6bath built in 1950 on a
100x100 lot, was sold 11/16/99, Battle to Gulf Land-
ings D.C., for $360,000.
539 67th St., Holmes Beach, a canalfront 3bed/
3bath/2car/pool home built in 1971 (new tile roof
1999) on a 100x115 lot, was sold 11/16/99, Anthony
to Fogaras, for $345,000; list $365,000.
600 Manatee Ave. W., Holmes Beach, 124
Westbay Cove, a 1,179 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in
1977, was sold 11/15/99, Rowley to Annis, for
$144,000.
600 Manatee Ave. W., Holmes Beach, 228
Westbay Cove, a 1,179 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in
1977, was sold 11/15/99, Annis to Rozema, for
$145,000.
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tennis, well kept grounds. $59,900. Dave Barker 792-8032. C41626
LOCATION, LOCATION. Spacious 3BR/2B split plan home lo-
cated in west Bradenton. Situated on large comer lot with fruit trees.
$109,900. Elena Granger 792-0021 or Ruth Cherko 748-6300.
R40521
FOLLOW YOUR DREAM to this very special colonial home.
Comer lot, circular drive, two-car garage. Tiled foyer, den, family
room, bay window. Home warranty package. $189,000. Colette
Genish 215-7392. R41587


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

MACINTOSH POWERBOOK 520. Laptop model,
ready to use $500. Ericcson cell phone with car and
home charger, manual, $35. Canon Speedlite strobe
attachment, $30. All can be seen at The Islander By-
stander office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, or
call 778-7978.

PECANS-MAMMOTH HALVES, new crop $6.50
pound. Benefit Island players. SunCoast Real Estate.
Island Shopping Center, 5402 Marina Dr., Holmes
Beach. 779-0202.

AVON CALLING COSMETICS, gifts and Christmas
items. Anew, Skintrition, Skin-So-Soft. Free gift. Calls
returned promptly. Call Alison at 383-6201.

ANTIQUE BUFFET: Mahogany or walnut. Three
drawers, two storage cabinets. Has open "cubby" in
center, which allows use as a desk or artist table.
Excellent condition $325. Antique wood office chairs.
Several to choose from starting at $100. 778-1102.

WANTED: STEREO RECIEVER with mono/stereo
switch. If you have an old receiver sitting around col-
lecting dust, give a call to Chef Damon at 778-5320.

WE'RE NUTS for Island Players. Fresh crop of Geor-
gia pecans holiday wrapped. One-pound package
$6.50. Available at The Islander newspaper. 5404
Marina Drive. Benefits Island Players!

SCHWINN BIKE $35. Exercise bike $25. 778-4917.

QUEEN SIZE BED with matching headboard and 6
drawer dresser with mirror. Rarely used. Call to, see.
$150. 778-1945.

AERIAL PHOTOS OF the Islands. Makes a great gift.
Jack Elka, photographer. 778-2711.


SEARS KENMORE APARTMENT size stackable
washer/dryer. $275. Call 779-1307 after 3pm.

ROYAL DOULTON VOGUE collection, Harmony.
Eight place settings of five pieces. Great Christmas
gift. 778-2978. Have voice mail.

FOUR SECTIONAL MOCHA colored sofa/bed. Two
side pieces, one corner, $185. Eight foot wide patio
sliders, best offer. Rugs and lamps. 778-9710.

METAL LADDER RACK for S-10 or Ranger, $50.
Large 136 bottle wine rack, $50. 778-6827.

32" MAGNAVOX TV, excellent picture, walnut cabi-
net with glass doors. New $600, will sell for $200. Call
778-0714 or 252-2453.

TIRES, four P205 170R14, good condition, $60.
Brother Fax, 190 personal fax-phone, like new $20.
Aquarium, 29 gallon with stand, filter, hood and light,
one year old, $100. Love-seat, blue checked, $50,
excellent condition. Microwave $35.720-1322.


ROSER GUILD THRIFT SHOP open Tues., Thurs.,
9:30am-2pm, Sat. 9am-noon. Children's clothes, Christ-
mas items, sale racks. 511 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria.

LORD'S WAREHOUSE Thrift Shop. Open Mon.,
Wed., Sat. 9am-3pm. 6140 Gulf of Mexico Drive.
383-4738. Senior special sale Monday.

FRIDAY ONLY, Dec. 10, 8am-4pm. Lots of Christ-
mas gifts, new toys, costume and sterling jewelry,
rugs, lamps, chairs, air compressor, brass, micro-
wave cart, collectibles, designer clothes, porcelain
dolls and much more. 209 Peacock Lane, Holmes
Beach, one block south of Eckard Drug. 778-4451.

CHRISTMAS SALE Saturday, Dec. 11, 9am. All
new items, Bushnell 420 telescope, Coleman tents,
Bay generator, solar radios, Swiss-army diving
watches. 3607 E. Bay Dr., Unit 107, Holmes Beach
or call 778-4228.


EVERYTHING MUST GO, Friday Dec. 10, 7am-6pm,
Saturday Dec. 11, 8am-3pm. Accessories, tools,
books, kitchen items, designer furniture, pictures
(some original), and much more. Early preview of
furniture, Thursday 5-7pm. Beanies, regular and re-
tired $3.99 or three for $11. Lowest prices on special
Beanies, Hoot, Ally, 97 Teddy and more. 611 Dundee
Lane, Holmes Beach.

YARD SALE SATURDAY, Dec. 11, 8am-noon. Lots
of kids stuff and furniture. 3005 Ave. C.

SANFORD AND SON yard sale. Saturday, Dec. 11,
8am-noon. Just junk. 206 78th St., Holmes Beach.

SATURDAY, DEC. 11, 8am-2pm. Kiln, ceramic sup-
plies, books, plants, household items, clothes, art,
frames and toys. 4909 Gulf Dr., 2B.

ESTATE SALE Thursday, Dec. 9, 9:30am-2pm.
Vitamaster exercise machine, sofa, love-seat, occa-
sional chairs, lamps, tables, wall unit, mahogany din-
ing-room table and six chairs, breakfront, TV, patio
furniture, gas grill, pine twin-bed, dresser and mirror,
set of china, kitchenware, file cabinet, riding mower,
china, glass and bric a brac. Sale conducted by
Palma Sola Sales, Ina Baden, President. Numbers
will be given out at 8am. 229 Oak Ave., Anna Maria.



NOTARY PUBLIC, CIVIL marriages and renewal
vows. Sunset beach setting or wherever. Norman R.
Veenstra, 778-5834.

PIER WALK CAFE, La Creperie, 127 Bridge St.,
Bradenton Beach, 778-1011. Lowest priced French
cuisine in Bradenton area, specializing in crepes.
$1.00 off for every guest with this coupon.


"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.


Open 7 Days a Week For Your Convenience!
Also... 24 hours a day on the world wide web
at www.islandreal.com

SALES RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT lmff


BIRD KEY BEAUTY! Recently renovated OPEN BAY VIEWS from this large Island
3BR/2.5BA with brand new barrel tile roof. home on corner of bay and canal. Three large
Caged 10x36 heated lap- pool, three walk in bedrooms, den and great room. Over 2,300
closets, A/C store room, Italian tile floors sq.ft. interior. Private boat dock with water and
and much more! $425,000. electric. Ideal for large family! $479,000.


PRICE-LESS Key Royale beauty 3BR/
2BA canalfront home recently painted, new
ceramic tile, two-car garage, room for pool.
Don't miss this one! $279,000.







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LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!
A view and location to die for on beautiful
Anna Maria Island. Bring your boat and
you'll never want to leave! $434,800.


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.


KEY ROYALE WATERFRONT HOME!
One of the communities finest locations
across from golf course on deep-water canal
with dock, great open views. 4BR/3BA with
caged pool. $525,000.


UNLIMITED SUNRISES! Wake every mom- BUILDABLE bayfront lot with great views PERICO BAY CLUB second floor, 2BR/
ing to the sun splashing across the bayou! Custom and dock. Permits already in place all you 2BA condo with vaulted ceilings, spacious
3BR/3BA home built with finest materials to V13 need is your dream home ideas. $199,000. master suite. Prestigious gated community
specs. Open floor plan, three-car garage, work- with tennis, pool and spa, clubhouse activi-
shop, boat hoist and lush landscaping. $569,000. ties. $105,000.








THE ISLANDER DEC. 8, 1999 PAGE 15-B


AKC CHOCOLATE LAB, male. Twenty months old
with obedience training. Wonderful family dog. Call
Sally at 778-6697 or 778-1404. $125.


1988 FORD TAURUS wagon, V-6, near new tires
and battery. Cold A/C, am-fm cassette, aluminum
wheels, runs great. $1,750 or best offer. 778-0879.

MOPED, TOMOS 1995 Targa model, 2600 miles.
$650, 792-4274.

DODGE 1987 AIRES, used six months a year. $500
or best offer. 778-4947.



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

OFFSHORE CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Glenn
Corder aboard Deep Pauth. 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.

YACHT CLEANING by Carleen. Detailing and wax-
ing. 20 years experience. Island resident, references.
941-750-7337.

21 FOOT VENTURE daysailer, 6hp Johnson motor,
trailer. A great learning boat. 795-5034.


HELP WANTED: HOUSEKEEPING, nonsmoker,
own transportation. Part/full-time, 778-9597.

MAN FRIDAY NEEDED, mechanically handy,
general knowledge of grounds care, willing to do odd
jobs around rental properties. Must be honest, in
good health and like working outdoors. Call T.H. Cole
at 941-779-1213 for an interview.


"WALK WITH ME..."
I I in paradise at


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ALMOST GULFFRONT!
Designed with distinction, this one-year-old
home offers quality craftsmanship and many
custom features. Modern design has glass-en-
closed living area with beautiful, natural oak
flooring and beautifully equipped kitchen with
Granicove counter, breakfast bar and quality
cabinets ... all with Gulf views. Twin glass doors
open onto deck providing a tropical Island
lifestyle. Master bedroom and bath adjoin dress-
ing area and additional bath on third floor. Cov-
ered patio and home surrounded by lovely land-
scaping, plus tropically landscaped walkway to
beach only 135 feet away! Priced at $695,000.

AA MAA404
Since
S1957
MARIE LIC. REAL ESTATE
FRANKLIN REAL Y BROKER
"We ARE the Island."
9805 Gulf Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria, Florida 34216
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250


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BARTENDERS, COCKTAIL, -SERVERS, bussers,
cooks, salad /pantry help-wanted. Full and part-time
or seasonal. Buccaneer Inn 383-5565.

NEED A COMPANION? I do light housekeeping,
cooking, errands. 9am-1pm, Mon.-Fri. Call Jeana
792-1421.

NURSERY WORKER NEEDED for Island Baptist
Church, Anna Maria. Sunday mornings 9am-1pm.
$8.00 per hour. Call 778-0719.

PIANIST NEEDED for Island Baptist Church, Anna
Maria. Sunday and Wednesdays. Part-time. Call
778-0719.

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

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

ASSISTANT MANAGER and cashiers needed. Full
and part-time, flexible schedules. Apply Circle K,
2513 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 778-4310.

EXTRA CASH FOR the holidays. Hard working
people needed for yard cleaning, painting and clean-
ing. December 16, for one week. Call 778-0745.

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT NEEDED, computer skills,
good with people. Send resumes to 5337 Gulf Dr., Holmes
Beach. Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED, serve your community.
Skilled/unskilled. Call Patty, 778-1541.


CLEANING, HONEST RELIABLE, references. Free
estimates. Call Maureen at 778-5717.


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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.


MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, mulching, trim-
ming, clean-up, edgings, and more. Hard-working and
responsible. Excellent references. Edward 778-3222.

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

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

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
778-8473.

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.

NOTARY SERVICES AVAILABLE, low fees,
bonded. Marriages also. 778-5325.

BOAT WASHING, compounding, hand waxing, hand
buffing, teak conditioning and refinishing. Complete
detailing, 30 years experience. Satisfaction guaran-
teed, fully insured. 794-8844.

KEEFE MARBLE AND tile, custom installation and
repair. Commercial or residential. Call Don at 228-
7065 or 228-1100.

I TEACH YOU HOW to make your computer as easy
to use as your telephone. Your home or mine. Certi-
fied teacher. Free bonus. 383-5372.




DON & KAREN SCHRODER, REALTORS

GREAT LOCATION!
The view from the front is Key .
Royale golf course and the
view from the back is overlook- '' -
ing one of the wider canals. -
This 3BR/2BA home offers .
spacious rooms and an air- .
conditioned Florida room that stretches the full length of the
home. Its flexible floor plan makes the third bedroom ideally
situated to function as a den or office. Room for a pool. No
doubt it's one of the better locations on the Key and it is packed
with potential for the buyer with a creative eye. Dock, boatlift.
$299,000.
H Ii ( fAA L GULFSTREAM
M91 ihW REALTY
941-778-2200


Residential Commercial/Industrial Properly Man;iiiaagl t Mortgage Loans Title Insurance Vacation Rentals


LOOK FOR OUR VACATION RENTALS ON THE WEB
www.arvidarealty.com or call Bob Lohse at 778-0766 for a brochure
m


Carol S. Heinze
REALTORO/CRS
778-5059


FRONT ROW SEAT
Dynamic view of the Gulf from
the spacious covered porch of
this 3BR/2BA elevated Gulffront
home. Large wooden deck on
ground level adds even more
room to your beach side living
enjoyment. Vaulted ceiling,
laundry room, outside shower,
well-maintained landscaping are
added benefits. $699,000.
IB41639


ONE OF A KIND Fabulous tropical
pool area is an added bonus to this
Holmes Beach duplex. Updated
kitchens. 2BR on each side.
$250,000. IB41484
KEY WEST STYLE HOME El-
evated, canalfront 3BR/3BA home.
Across from bay. Light and bright
with view down canal from two
decks. $369,000. IB39198


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


www.arvidarealty.com







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lawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
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Paradise Improvements
Quality home repair and maintenance
Steven Kaluza 778-4173
Island References and Insured
Painting Drywall Tile Doors Screens Etc ...

NU GLAZE INDUSTRIES
BATHTUB REGLAZING
Countertops Appliances Ceramic Tile
Kitchen Cabinets Lifetime guarantee!
Call 926-7127 for free estimate


S"The Girls"
Residential Cleaning:
Weekly Bi-Weekly Monthly One Time
Mobile Detailing: Autos Boats RVs
Exterior and Interior Services Availablel 778-1984



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

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Book Your Parties Now!
li v, Linda Pardy 756-2154 Debbie Hewitt 739-1275


ISLAND LUMBER
,Ai HARDWARE
213 54th St., Holmes Beach 778-3082
OPEN: MONDAY thru FRIDAY 7:30 to 5 SATURDAY 8 to 12


Island Custom Tops
Complete Corian Counter Top Service
Commercial Residential
Dupont Certified
S Dave Spicer 778-2010


"Tropical bugs need a tropical service"


ISLANDER DECLASSIFIED


HMB ENTERPRISE, complete and total home main-
tenance. Member Island Chamber of Commerce,
bonded and licensed. 778-2462.

NEED.PAINTING DONE? Interior-exterior. Call Ernie
and BJ. Also pressure washing, minor repairs, detail
cleaning. Insured, 20 years experience. 755-5258 or
504-8212.


JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years. Call 778-6508.

CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING & MAINTENANCE Resi-
dential/commercial, full-service maintenance, land-
scaping installation, clean-ups, tree trimming, ponds,
native plants, butterfly gardens. Excellent references.
778-5294.

FREE SNOW REMOVAL Shell, dirt, mulch or stone
delivered and spread for a small fee. Yard clean-up.
Dump truck for hire. Free estimates. Call Dave
Bannigan, 794-6971.

ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If it's
broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Seniordiscount.
Call 778-2581.

MICHAEL B'S LAWN service. Cutting, edging, weed-
eating, trimming. Fast, reliable service. 747-2757.


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
Beach. 778-4441.


VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/
exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island refer-
ences. Dan or Bill 795-5100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. State licensed and insured. Many Island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.

INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vi-
nyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.

INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. Thirty-three year Island resident. Call Jim
Bickal at 778-1730.

CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction. Free
estimates, no overtime charges. (FL#RF0038118)
778-3924 or 778-4461.

ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.

ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodel-
ing, repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens, baths.
Free estimates. Lic#RC0045125, #RG0058589,
#PE0020374. Insured. Call 720-0794.

CARL V. JOHNSON JR. Building Contractor. New homes,
renovations, additions. Free estimates and design service.
Quality workmanship. Lic#RR0066450. Call 795-1947.

PAINTING, STAINING, VARNISHING. Decks, inte-
rior and exterior, 35 years experience, 30 year resi-
dent. 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.
504-2027 mobile.

STEVE ALLEN FLOORCOVERING sales and
installation 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.

HIGHLY SKILLED, METICULOUS, reliable person
to do carpentry, framing, siding, roofing, windows,
drywall, finish work and small concrete jobs.
Free estimates, very competitive prices. Call Mic at
795-0613.


SEASONAL BAYFRONT COTTAGE with dock.
Turnkey furnished, beautiful view. 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.
Call 813-286-9814.

ANNUAL 2BR/1BA, great neighborhood in Holmes
Beach. Updated, clean and spacious. Steps to bay,
beach and shopping. $750 per month, first, last and
security. 778-5482.
GULFVIEW UPSTAIRS 3BR/2BA, screened porch.
Completely furnished. No pets. Available December
through February. 813-689-0925.

AVAILABLE NOW! ANNUAL unfurnished 2BR/
1BA. Bright and spacious, cathedral ceilings, great
neighborhood. Must see, beautiful! $725 month,
first, last, security. 778-9798 704-3171 or (305-
296-1127 collect.)

STEPS TO BEACH annual rental, 2BR/1BA, heated
pool, water, cable, A/C, washer/dryer hook-up. $775
month, first, last, deposit. 778-0100 or Mike Norman
Realty 778-6696.

STEPS TO BEACH 2BR/1.5BA townhouse apart-
ment. A/C, dishwasher, covered parking, deck,
Gulfview. First, last, deposit. $750 month. 778-0100
or Mike Norman Realty 778-6696.

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.

VACATION RENTALS 2BR apartments across form
beautiful beach $350 per week. Winter dates still
available. Almost Beach Apartments 778-2374.
NORTHBEACH VILLAGE 3BR/2.5BA townhouse.
1,800 sq. ft., two-car garage, new carpet, washer/
dryer, three decks. Available immediately. $1,600
month. SunCoast Real Estate 779-0202.

TWO BEDROOM RENTALS, furnished/unfurnished,
minutes away from the Gulf. Shopping, dining and
entertaining venues. Call 794-2225.


Karly Carlson
Photography and Custom Framing
Weddings Beach Portraits
By appointment only 941-778-4365


GIFT CERTIFICATES ARE
GREAT GIFTS ANYTIME!

AMERICAN
CAR WASH
5804 Marina Dr.
Holmes Beach

778-1617
MON FRI 8AM 5PM
SAT 8AM 4PM


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3010 Avenue C, Suite A, Holmes Beach, FL 34217
778- 1337 778-1913 Licensed & Insured


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JISLANER CLASSIFIEEDSA


ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 2BR/2BA canal home with
open view. $1,100 month plus utilities and $500 se-
curity. Available approximately Dec. 1. Anna Maria
Realty, 778-2259.
ANNA MARIA SEASONAL 2BR/2BA, beautiful spot
across from Gulf, all modern appliances and new
furnishings. By owner, 941-778-6832.
TREE HOUSE APARTMENT, 1BR near beach. No
smoking. Dec. 26 to Feb. 14. $1,100 month. 778-
4246.
ANNA MARIA GULF views only'100 feet to beach on
dead-end street. Clean 3BR/1BA ground level home
at $975 month. Yearly lease and security deposit. 1 -
800-894-1950 or 508-336-2201 eves
1 BR/1 BA APARTMENT just steps to the beach. Twin
beds, sleeper sofa, screened patio all included. $575
a week or $2,200 a month. Washer/dryer. 778-6553
or 778-0149.
ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/1BA duplex, unfurnished,
washer/dryer hook-up, close to beach, no pets. Se-
curity deposit, $750 a month plus utilities, 778-7420.
BEACHFRONT RENTAL Holmes Beach, (near
Shells Restaurant) 2BR/1BA. Rates: Winter, $1,200
per month, summer $850 per month. Call (813) 264-
0639 or (334) 988-8760.
CONDO RENTAL due to cancellation, 2BR/2BA
Gulffront complex, heated pool, tennis. Available now
through Jan. 14. 794-8877.
ONE BLOCK FROM beach. Large 2BR/2BA with
Florida room overlooking lush garden. Includes utili-
ties, use of kayaks and bicycles, free maid and linen
service. $700 weekly, $2,400 month. Call 778-8470.

ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 2-3BR/2BA house on
canal in Anna Maria City. No pets. $850 month plus
utilities. Call Carol Saulnier at Green Real Estate
941-778-0455.

WATERFRO'NT RENTAL available now thru April.
1 BR/1 BA plus queen size sofa/bed in living-room. New
turniture, well equipped kitchen, washer/dryer, covered
patio on canal bide and dock. $1,300 month. Claire Tort,
Dickman Realty, 813-645-2836 or 800-249-1651.
1BR BAYFRONT APARTMENT unfurnished, suitable
for one or two mature adults. No pets. $600 month plus
first, last and security. 778-2619 or 795-1243.
BRADENTON BEACH, 1-2BR furnished, newly reno-
vated with balconies and magnificent views on Gulf of
Mexico. Weekly, monthly, seasonal. 941-778-4555.
ROOMMATE WANTED, Holmes Beach. Separate
entry. 778-6099.
ANNUAL RENTAL 1 BR/1BA, one block to beach and
bay, close to shops. Great location. $550 month,
$300 deposit. 203 2nd St. N. #1B4, Bradenton
Beach. 813-258-2411.
2BR BEACHFRONT CONDO, Bradenton Beach.
Must rent three months or longer. 778-1655 or 419-
884-1407.


DUPLEX FOR RENT. Annual 2BR/1.5BA on one
side. Large one room, all appliances included on
other side. Call Valerie Kruse at Wedebrock Real
Estate, 778-6665.
1BR/1BA GARAGE APARTMENT. Steps to the
beach. Available annually. Call Valerie Kruse at
Wedebrock Real Estate, 778-6665.
ANNUAL 1BR/1BA Gulffront, Bradenton Beach. Open
deck, covered parking. $595 month includes water and
garbage. No pets. Call Fran Maxon Real Estate, 778-2307.
AVAILABLE JAN. 1, 2BR/1BA duplex, new kitchen
with dishwasher, wood floors, central heat and A/C,
washer/dryer access, nice yard, 200 feet to the
beach. Annual $700 month, $350 deposit plus utili-
ties. Small pet OK with deposit. 778-2991.

2BR/1BA DUPLEX, close to beach, $650 month.
2BR/1.5BA home with bay view and boat slip. $1,000
month. Old Florida Realty Co., 778-6849.

SEASONAL, COZY, informal 3.5 room mobile. Be-
tween bay and beach. $74 nightly, two week mini-
mum. $37 a night, monthly. Call 778-4181.
SEASONAL RENTAL Jan., April. $1,100 plus tax.
1BR turnkey apartment, close to beach and heated
pool. 778-4499.
SEASONAL HOLMES BEACH, beautifully furnished
3BR elevated home only steps from the beach and
shopping. Very private, available Jan., Feb., Mar.,
Apr. $1,650 month. 941-779-0326 or 513-490-6684.
SEASONAL GULFFRONT 2BR apartment, com-
pletely equipped. Sun deck, stunning beach, charm-
ing interior. Rare opportunity, affordably priced. No
pets. 778-3143.
NICE 2BR/2BA Holmes Beach apartment. Carport,
dishwasher, central heat, washer hook-up, tennis
and boat-launching. Near 432 62nd. $86,000, by
owner 778-1259.
AVAILABLE JAN. 1, across from beach, 2BR/1BA
duplex. Washer/dryer, new construction. $750
month. 778-5098 leave message.
LARGE GULFVIEW 2BR/1BA, Holmes Beach. All
quiet dead-end street. Washer/dryer, patio. Annual
$750 month plus electric, lease and deposit. $1,600
month seasonal. 106 31st St., 863-293-6131.
ROOM-MATE WANTED, remodeled home on
beach. $500 per month, including washer/dryer, large
deck, quiet environment. Call 778-0714 or 252-2453.
DUE TO CANCELLATION, upstairs 2BR/2BA apart-
ment. Available Jan. 1 to Jan. 15. Next to beach and
has a gorgeous view. $525 week. 941-778-7934.
VACATION RENTAL, large deluxe 2BR/2BA on the
beach. Longboat Key Club. $3,500 month. Available
now, 941-756-1090. Real Estate Mart.



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


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

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-
1533, 800-977-0803.

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,
941-387-9595.

PERICO BAY CLUB condo, beautiful water views
from this furnished second floor 2BR/2BA apartment.
Asking $125,000. Call Marilyn Trevethan, Island Real
Estate, 941-778-6066.

PERICO BAY CLUB condo, second floor, bright
and airy 2BR/2BA, 1100 sq. ft. Priced at $105,000.
Call Marilyn Trevethan, Island Real Estate, 941-
778-6066.

BIMINI BAYFRONT, beautiful southeasterly open
view. 12x65 dock, 11,000 lb. lift, pool and more. Prin-
cipals only call 953-6897 to see this 2800 plus sq. ft.
single story home. $429,000.

CANALFRONT CONDO, 2BR Palma Sola Bay area.
$79,900. Real Estate Mart, 756-1090.


CANALFRONT HOME with view of bay/
intracoastal. Dock with boat lift. Property is 2BR/
2BA with potential 3BR/3BA. Cathedral ceilings,
Spanish tile floors, cedar closets, oversized two-car
garage with sauna, screened enclosed lanais. New
A/C, refrigerator, dryer in 1998. $284,900. Call
Deborah Thrasher, Wedebrock Real Estate Co.,
383-5543 or 778-3395 eves.

LARGE FAMILY DUPLEX! Well constructed
3BR/2BA each side, wood/tile floors, lanai's, family
room, large kitchen, oversized garage, nice yard and
located steps to the beach. Both sides rented, good
investment. Great family home with rental. $339,000.
Call Deborah Thrasher, Wedebrock Real Estate Co.,
383-5543 or 778-3395 eves.

MAGNIFICENT SUNRISES, BREATHTAKING view
of Tampa Bay and Skyway bridge. Recently built,
bayfront home can be either, two 2BR/2BA duplexes
or a 4BR/4BA single family residence. Open floor
plan, amenities are identical on both levels. Luxury
features throughout. Elevator takes you from ground
level, indoor pool/Jacuzzi to both floors above. This
nicely landscaped residence includes deep water
dock and davits. Truly a must see. 232 S. Harbor Dr.,
Holmes Beach. Reduced to $749,000. John and
Karen Zirzow, after hours, 778-9171. Sand Pebble
Realty, 753-1620. Open house Saturday and Sun-
day, Dec. 11&12, 1-4pm.

NICE 2BR/2BA Holmes Beach apartment. Carport,
dishwasher, central heat, washer hook-up, tennis
and boat-launching. Near 432 62nd. $86,000 by
owner 778-1259.

BIG WATERFRONT LOT on Anna Maria, $124,900.
Walk to beaches, dining, shops, theater, everything.
103 LosCedros. Call Pete Bachman, 941-746-7777.
MBK Real Estate Services, Inc.


BAYFRONT! FANTASTIC rental properties located
directly on the Intracoastal/bay with Gulf view. This
property includes a 3BR/2BA elevated home with
wood floors, fireplace, cathedral ceilings, Jacuzzi and
two boat docks. Also 2BR/2BA ground-level house
with large bedrooms and two 1BR apartments. All
homes and apartments have panoramic view of bay.
Great for investment or family estate. Call Deborah
Thrasher or John Hines, Wedebrock Real Estate Co.,
383-5543 or 778-3395 eves.

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minimum includes approximately 21 words $9.00. Additional
lines $3.00 each. Box: $3.00. Ads must be paid in advance. Stop
by or mail to 5404 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, FL 34217. We're
located next to Chez Andre in the Island Shopping Center. More
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subject to the Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to
advertise "any preference, limitation or discrimination
based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial sta-
tus or national origin, or intention to make any such pref-
erence, limitation or discrimination." Familial status in-
cludes children under age of 18 living with parents or le-
gal custodians, pregnant women and people securing cus-
tody of children under 18. This newspaper will not know-
ing accept any advertising for real estate which is in vio-
lation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all
dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an
equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call
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RENTALS
Annual / Seasonal / Monthly / Weekly

VACATION RENTAL

Steps to beach.
3BR/2BA house.
Call for rates


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Call 941-778-0770 Toll Free 800 741-3772
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419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
-(941) 778-2291 P O Box 2150
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294


WANALFRONT POOL HOHE
This light and spacious 3BR/2BA Bay Palms beauty
offers a deep, seawalled canal with boat dock, plus
beautiful caged heated swimming pool! Other features
include cool, white ceramic tiled floors, split bedroom
design, breakfast bar and richly textured ceiling with
fans. Only $249,000! Don't miss it!


JT STEPS TO TAHPA AY!
This inviting, spacious 3BR/2BA island residence of-
fers countless amenities including lovely oak floors and
molding, cozy window seats with storage underneath,
skylights, gorgeous brick fireplace with raised hearth
and oak mantle, vaulted ceilings in family room, pretty
oak kitchen cabinets, and spacious, private sundeck
with built-in brick barbecue. Other features include
many mature traveler's palms. Only $229,000, includ-
ing Preferred One Year Homeowner's Warranty!

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GULFFRONT SHOWCASE
Directly on Gulf beach, this
newer 3BR hlas plantation shut-
S ters, Anderson windows, solid
S* .oak spiral staircase, two-car
Garage. Wood deck overlooks
.. white sandy beach. Enjoy bceau-
S tiful sunsets over the Gulf. Qual-
102 31st St. Holmes Beach ity 'and beauty throughout.


$695,000
Call Jane Tinswortll
at 795-3000


R.S. Olson Better
Real Fstate, Inc. I I n H 'S


501 65th Street A canalfront home with boat
lift. 3BR/2.5BA, 1.5 attached garage now under
construction. 2,000 sq. ft. remodeled home.
Close to beach. Offered at $265,000.

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


ANNA MARIA
ISLAND


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REAL ESTATE, INC.
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Mary Ann Schmidt


Helen White


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.
ISLAND GIFT SHOP
Well-established Island gift shop. 17 years at the same
location. Appraisal and books available.
SUNBOW BAY TOWNHOUSE
3BR/3BA Elegance! Mexican tile, den, water view
and boat dock. Carport, tennis, two pools. $178,500.
SAILBOAT WATER
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.
OFF-ISLAND POOL HOME
3BR/2BA family home. Palma Sola area. Caged pool,
nicely landscaped, very good condition. $124,900.


Julie Gilstrap Patti Marigferen

ANNUAL RENTALS
3BR/2BA townhouse, two-car garage, pool $1,600 mo.
308 63rd Stret 2BR/2BA duplex, garage $800 mo.
San Remo 2BR/IBA $750 mo.
SEASONAL RENTALS
Condominiums and Homes Weekly/Monthly
from $700 week / $1500 month
Open 7 Days a Week
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THE ISLANDER E DEC. 8, 1999 N PAGE 19-B


ISLAND PARADISE
Waterfront Dock and Davits $249,900

Most shall only
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the sugar white sand and warm surf on quiet Anna Maria.
Come and see this elevated canalfront home
with enough charm to steal your heart!


RE _M1 I Gulfstream Ron Pepka
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PLURAL PERPLEXITY

BY CATHY MILLHAUSER / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ


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