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THE ISLAND TOUCH -- Little elves spend a lot of time creating these starfish Santas and snoiwmein and an
array of delicate shell crafts. They're ideal Anna Maria-style holiday ornaments available at local shell shops.


Plans offered for

new Island

shopping center
By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
A site plan for a 14,725-square-
foot shopping center has received ten-
tative approval from the Holmes
Beach City Commission.
Dave Gustafson of the engineering
firm Zollar, Najar and Schroyer pre-
sented the site plan for the shopping cen-
ter to be located at 3610 East Bay Drive,
between the Publix grocery store and the
Anna Maria Island Centre.
Gustafson said there will be ac-
cess from East Bay Drive as well as
from Sixth Avenue. Shoppers will be
able to travel from the Publix to the
new shopping center and continue
through to the Anna Maria Island Cen-
tre without going back onto East Bay
Drive, he said.
The number and types of stores
that will occupy the center is not avail-
able.
Commissioners plan to vote on the
project at their first January meeting.


Islander Photo: Bonner Futch


Anna Maria election candidates lining up at city hall


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
There is no lack of contenders for Anna Maria
City's Feb. 8 election. Seven candidates have entered
the ring to square off for the mayor's position and three
commission seats.
Two incumbents are throwing in the towel and will
not seek re-election. Mayor Chuck Shumard, citing
bitter division on the commission and difficulties with
his health, said he has enjoyed his time as mayor and
commissioner, but lately feels he's "ineffective."
Commissioner Robert McElheny, who was ap-
pointed vice mayor earlier this year and first elected to
office in 1996, said he will not run in the upcoming
election because of increased demands at his job.
Commissioner Max Znika will go another round to
defend his seat. Znika has been a public servant since
1990, taking a year off after losing a bid for mayor in 1995.
Commissioner George McKay has resigned, for-


feiting the one year remaining in his term to enter the
mayoral race because he said he "hopes to bring some
sensibility back to the board."
McKay said, "Shumard has done a beautiful job,
but his self-serving manner as of late is no way to run
a business."
First elected in 1987, McKay's decision to step
down and run for mayor echoes a previous attempt in
1994. He lost and regained his commission seat the
following year.
Jason Cimino, a commission candidate in last year's
election, and Gary Deffenbaugh, a former Anna Maria
police officer, have so far qualified for the mayor's seat.
Those who have qualified for commission seats in-
clude Dale Woodland, Frank Almeda and Robert Barlow.
Richard DeFrank has announced he will run for a seat
on the commission, but he has not formally qualified.
Candidates must be citizens of the United States, reg-
istered voters and residents of the City of Anna Maria for


Repair-replacement study, design OK'd for bridge


By Paul Roat
Members of a regional transportation planning or-
ganization endorsed a Florida Department of Transpor-
tation proposal to study and design some type of bridge
to replace the Anna Maria Island Bridge.
Will it be a repaired span? A new low-level draw-
bridge? A high, fixed-span bridge? A tunnel?
Those questions will be posed and answered dur-
ing fiscal year 2000-01, when DOT officials spend
$690,000 on a study of the corridor linking Holmes
Beach with the mainland.
Then, in fiscal year 2002-03, $2.2 million will be
spent on design of whatever it is that the study indicates
should be done at or to the bridge.


DOT District 1 Secretary David Twiddy has repeat-
edly said the upcoming study will not be reminiscent of
any past bridge debates, declaring there are "no precon-
ceived issues we will look at this like a clean slate."
The 42-year-old bridge has been judged by the DOT
to be in need of either major repair or replacement.
The question of what to do with the bridge pit-
ted Islanders against the DOT in a five-year crusade
to halt the transportation department's plans to re-
place the bridge linking Holmes Beach to the main-
land with a 78-foot-high, fixed-span bridge. The
DOT, after an administrative law judge ruling
against the megabridge, eventually dropped its plans
for the new span.


a period of six months prior to qualifying for office.
The two top vote-getters in the commission race
will serve two years and the third top vote-getter will
serve the year remaining of McKay's term. The mayor
earns $9,600 per year and commissioners earn $4,800
annually.
Interested candidates have until noon Dec. 21. to
qualify. Packets can be picked up at 10005 Gulf Drive,
Anna Maria. For more information, call City Clerk
Laura Vogel at 778-0781.




Happening

'Messiah' concert by
orchestra, chorus
"The Messiah" will be presented in con-
cert Sunday, Dec. 19, by the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Orchestra and Chorus.
The concert will begin at 5 p.m. at St. Ber-
nard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive.
Holmes Beach.
Alfred Gershfeld, orchestra conductor,
will lead the presentation along with the assis-
tant conductor, James Leinhard. Chorus mas-
ter James Forssell will direct the choral section
in G.F. Handel's masterpiece.
Soloists will be Diana Kaeding, soprano;
Millicent Fleming, alto; William Kelley, tenor;
Bernard Hahnke, bass.
An orchestra spokesperson said the con-
cert is open to the public free of charge, but a
$10 donation is suggested.


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PAGE 2-A 0 DEC. 15, 1999 M THE ISLANDER


Bermuda Bay site of controversy in Bradenton Beach


By Paul Roat
"This is a real can of worms."
That statement pretty much sums up the antics in-
volved in a pair of beachfront properties in Bradenton
Beach.
The lots in the 1400 block of Gulf Drive are across
the street from Bermuda Bay condominiums. Owners
of the 1402-1404 Gulf Drive address are Island Inc.;
owners of the 1410-1412 Gulf Drive site are Beach
Development.
Attorney Steve Thompson, agent for the two cor-
porate developers, explained to the Bradenton Beach
Planning and Zoning Board members, the owners hope
to build two duplexes on the land for a total of four
units.
"The developmental plans and actual approvals
were approved for each lot," Thompson said, "and we
received DEP approval, got the city's approval from
[former Building Official] Bill Sanders, and the permits
were ready to be picked up when the new building of-
ficial said there was a problem with the comprehensive
plan and that the area is zoned as a preservation dis-
trict."


Apparently Sanders OK'd the development last
year, as did officials with the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection. However, current Building
Official Roger Titus discovered that much of the prop-
erty is zoned as a preservation district. To build the
duplexes will require an amendment to the city's com-
prehensive plan, Titus and city planner Bill Brisson
agreed.
Brisson said the property should be zoned as mul-
tifamily use to be consistent with other elements of the
city's zoning laws. However, one map within the city
calls for the land to be in a preservation zone. Brisson
recommended the rezoning be approved by planning
board members.
"The land is given a designation that is not sup-
ported elsewhere in the city," Brisson said.
But planners balked at the rezone, partly due to
more than 40 letters opposing the two duplexes. The
letters were written by Bermuda Bay residents and
other nearby property owners.
As Renate Louise Piko, a Bermuda Bay resident,
explained in her letter to the city:
"Two days after the final closing on my condo-


minium, I found out about the two proposed duplex
units to be built directly on the beach. When I pro-
tested, I was told it was a 'done deal,' that there was
nothing I could do about it. Prior to this, the site plan
that is on display in the sales office had never shown
any additional units for sale except for the original 28
units located east of Gulf Drive. On questioning the
promises made to me that there would be no building
to obstruct the view, I was told that oral representations
were not binding. As I told Mr. Tom Sprinkle and the
entire sales personnel, I strongly feel that I was lied to,
grossly deceived, and cheated. I would never have pur-
chased a condominium at this price if I had realized that
future buildings would obstruct my view."
Sprinkle, a sales representative for Bermuda Bay,
said each of the sales documents signed by each of the
Bermuda Bay residents indicated that units would be
built on the Gulf side of Gulf Drive.
Planners agreed they needed legal advice from the
city attorney before furthering their deliberations on the
matter, and recessed the meeting to Dec. 15 at 6 p.m.
It is expected that meeting will be again recessed until
January.


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THE ISLANDER 0 DEC. 15, 1999 M PAGE 3-A


Scenic highway designation moving along

for Gulf Drive in Bradenton Beach


By Paul Roat
Bradenton Beach is moving forward with its applica-
tion to have Gulf Drive named as scenic highway.
A group of residents and business owners have been
meeting for several weeks to apply for the state designa-
tion which, if approved, will free up federal and state funds
for highway improvements such as pull-off areas, land-
scaping, sidewalks and other amenities. Vice Mayor John
Chappie is heading up the scenic highway committee.
"The scenic shoreline drive with the City of
Bradenton Beach provides access to Coquina Beach,
Coquina BayWalk, Cortez Beach, Leffis Key Wildlife
Sanctuary and the Intracoastal Waterway," the group has


Islander to throw football
for $2 million
A Holmes Beach man is going to the Sugar Bowl
for the college national championship game between
Florida State University and Virginia Tech.
But the only thing on his mind will be to try and
throw a tight spiral with a football when he gets there.
Robert "Bob" Moderhak won a national
sweepstakes drawing sponsored by Nokia and
Sprint and gets one shot at making $2 million dur-
ing a half-time passing contest.
Moderhak will be teamed with former All-Pro
quarterback Joe Theisman in which Theisman gets
four chances to hit a target 15 yards away, Nokia
spokesman Ron DeFeo said.
Each time Theisman throws a strike,
Moderhak gets $50,000. If Theisman hits all four,
Moderhak gets $200,000 and a chance to parlay
that into $2 million by hitting the target with one
throw. If he does, he gets a zero to put on the end
of the $200,000 figure for a total of $2 million.
If Theisman only hits one for $50,000 and
Moderhak hits his, then Moderhak gets to add a
zero for a payoff of $500,000, and so on.


written in a letter of intent for application to the program.
"All of these parks and beach facilities provide out-
standing outdoor family recreational and educational op-
portunities, such as fishing, boating, picnicking, shelling,
swimming, sunbathing, walking along the beach and wild-
life viewing. The island's beautiful white sand beaches,
with their dune system, and the Historic Bridge Street
Area, have been highlighted in major motion pictures,
numerous major commercial, and major magazines and
mail order catalogues.
'The Bradenton Beach Scenic Highway designation
highlighting the areas scenic, natural, historic and recre-
ational opportunities will provide an opportunity to com-
bine these features into a cohesive tourist-accessible by-
way providing education, boating and beach access in an
area which retains the flavor of 'Old Florida,'" the group
has written.
Membership in the Florida Scenic Highways Program
may provide funding from federal and state sources to
"preserve, maintain, protect and enhance the intrinsic re-
sources of scenic corridors through a sustainable balance
of conservation and land use," according to the program's
mission statement.
Among the points to become eligible for a scenic
byways program are:
Creation and implementation of a management plan
to maintain the scenic, historical, recreational, cultural,
natural, and archaeological characteristics of the road
while providing for accommodation of increased tourism
along the highway.
Safety improvements to the road to accommodate
the increased traffic, although preexistingg deficiencies
and deficiencies arising from the normal use of the high-
way are not eligible."
Creation of facilities such as rest areas, turnouts,
overlooks, or interpretive signage along the road.
Increased access to amenities along the road, includ-
ing water-related recreation.
Development of tourist information along the road-
way, and creation of a marketing program to promote the
scenic byway.


Me


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Anna Maria City
12/20, 7:30 p.m., Parking Committee.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
778-0781.

Bradenton Beach
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
12/16, 7 p.m., Anna Maria/West Side fire commissions
joint meeting, Station 1, 6001 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach.

Holiday schedule
The administrative offices of the City of Anna
Maria will be closed Dec. 23 and 24 and Jan. 3.
The administrative offices of the cities of
Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach will be closed
Dec. 23, 24 and 31.
The administrative offices of the Town of
Longboat Key and the Anna Maria/West Side fire dis-
tricts will be closed Dec. 24 and 27 and Jan. 3.
The Island Branch Library will be closed Dec. 23
through 26 and Jan. 1 through 3.
The Tingley Memorial Library will close at 12:30
p.m. on Dec. 24 and will be closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.
Special note: Waste Management and Bradenton
Beach waste collection will take place as regularly
scheduled during the holidays.

A letter of intent to the Florida Department of Trans-
portation providing basic information about the corridor
is expected to be drafted and sent within the next few
weeks. That letter will be followed by a formal applica-
tion, then development of a corridor management plan.


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PAGE 4-A M DEC. 15, 1999 U THE ISLANDER


Contract for city pier's recovery still preliminary, suspect


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
At the moment it's a ghost of Christmas past.
Its walkway is decayed and devoid of strollers and
fishers. The cold, clinking chain and gate close it to
residents and visitors alike, but the historic Anna Maria
City Pier is far from forgotten. Its future is as bright as
the north star, only for many the wait will be the hard-
est part.
City officials are in the process of awarding the con-
tract for the pier's renovation to one of four companies
whose sealed bids were opened at city hall Dec. 3.
A special commission meeting was held Dec. 6 so
officials could choose a contractor, but they have post-
poned their decision until the bids are revised.
It appears those bids were not handled according
to protocol. The figures submitted by the companies for
repairing the pier will have changed three times before
the project gets under way.
The city's specifications, which were drawn up by
Public Works Director Phil Charnock, did not specify
a price for demolition of the restaurant, rest rooms and
bait shop and hauling away of those materials.
Charnock said when he opened the bids he noticed
three companies included a price for demolition and
one did not. Charnock asked the companies to modify
the bids without the cost of demolition because the bids
were unequal.
The revised bids were then reviewed by the com-
mission. However, city officials wanted a better idea of
the total price for renovation and asked for the demo-
lition prices to be included.
Instead of putting the project back out to bid, which
Charnock said would require another 30 days for adver-
tising, three of the companies one was not represented
at the commission meeting were asked if they had a
problem with revising the bids again. The companies
present acknowledged they didn't have a problem.
Charnock said he asked that the modified bids be
received by the city by Dec. 13 so the commission
could discuss them at a regular city meeting Dec. 14.
The company not represented at the meeting, Durocher
Dock and Dredge. was notified of the commission's


decision and submitted a revised bid.
One of the bids came in close to the $800,000 pre-
viously estimated. The bids, including the cost of
demolition, are R.T. Hilton, $413,800; Kelly Brothers
Inc., $558,000; Durocher Dock and Dredge, $741,268
and Inter-Bay Marine Construction Co., $644,000.
Charnock says he's not a dock builder and that part
of the problem with the bid process is the commission
had him do the specifications when it should have been
done by an engineer who better understands the scope
of the project.
Commissioner Doug Wolfe suggested the commis-
sion start the bid process over again because he didn't
want the city to be accused of mishandling the bids or
being in a contractor's favor.
Wolfe said the bid process should start all over
again because "in essence the city is trying to build a
building with an eraser."
He said the moment those bids were received they
should have been thrown out because of inconsistencies.
One thing the companies were consistent on is the
time frame involved for completing the renovation, which
is four to five months according to the bids received.
Commissioners originally had the intent of finding the
pier's weakest points and then doing piecemeal repairs.
Before soliciting bids for rebuilding the pier, the
city advertised for an engineering study and received
two bids, one for $9,600 and the other for $23,000.
Saying the study was too costly, Vice Mayor Rob-
ert McElheny suggested the city put the pier's renova-
tion out to bid, reasoning the contractors would know
which pilings needed to be replaced.
McElheny again changed his mind on an
engineer's study because of the cost associated with
replacing the pilings. He said one bid alone reflects
$218,000 to replace all pier pilings.
He said an engineer could give the city more pre-
cise information as to which pilings need replacing.
With the exception of the pilings underneath the restau-
rant and bait shop area, McElheny suggested the pilings
be looked at on an individual basis.
Ron Roe of Inter-Bay Marine said an engineer
study performed by his company would be cheaper. He


said he did some inquiries and it would cost the city
between between $6,000 and $8,000.
Anna Maria Mayor Chuck Shumard is adamant
about polishing the pier.
He said the 85-year-old 775-foot-long pier has seen
piecemeal repairs over the years and he intends to take
the "bull by the horns" and renovate it in its entirety.
Resident Chuck White said the city could save
some money by building a shell of a restaurant and let
whoever rents the restaurant design the interior.
McElheny agrees the restaurant should be built as
a shell, though he said the future tenant should be given
a long enough lease from the city so he or she can re-
coup the initial investment.
Shell or no shell, the city must be careful to re-
build everything back the way it was or risk losing it.
Charnock said he hasn't contacted the Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental Protection because he doesn't
need a permit from that agency for reconstruction of the
pier so long as the footprint doesn't change.
He noted that the DEP made the owner of Shrimp
Louie's at the Bradenton Beach Marina in Bradenton
Beach move the restaurant from its pier and will not
allow any new restaurants over the water.
Speaking on other issues, Charnock said the city
will have to put up a railing to comply with the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act.
Saying the fishers do not want a railing, resident
Shirley O'Day said she understands the city has to
abide with government regulations, but asked the city
put up as few railings as possible.
Resident Gary Deffenbaugh, a mayoral candidate
in the upcoming election, asked if anyone on the com-
mission has given any thought to selling the pier. He
said this way the city wouldn't have to shell out any
money because the proprietor would be responsible for
bringing the pier up to code.
Shumard said the lost revenue from the vacant res-
taurant will approach $15,000 before the project is
complete.
He said the city can use some of the $800,000 it has
in reserves to absorb some of the cost for the renova-
tion, but will secure a line of credit for the remainder.


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THE ISLANDER U DEC. 15, 1999 0 PAGE 5-A


Four sworn into office in Bradenton Beach


Commissioner Bill Arnold, left, Mayor Gail Cole, Commissioner Berneitta Kays and Commissioner Dawn
Baker were sworn into office Monday in Bradenton Beach by City Clerk Pat Grizzle. In other action, an
attempt by Cole for Arnold to take office as vice mayor was stymied by a lack of a majority of commission
votes, and Commissioner John Chappie will continue in his role as vice mayor. About 35 people attended the
reception in honor of outgoing Mayor Connie Drescher, and stayed for the ceremonies as the four took their
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Anna Maria drill
Not the Dragnet kind. Sometimes it doesn't seem
so, but the lineup of candidates seeking election in
Anna Maria is a kinder event than the old cop show
pick-out-the-bad-guys routine.
Finally, voters in Anna Maria will have choices at
the polls. The cloud of apathy appears to have lifted. In
fact, folks in Anna Maria are mad, and whether they're
running for office or voicing their opinion at the polls,
at least they're finally taking action.
Action is what's lacking from the city's lame duck
Mayor Chuck Shumard although he says he's been
feeling "ineffective." To the contrary, his actions of late
have had a great effect. That's how we got the seven
candidates who have filed to run for office so far.
The issues are mounting and the mountain climb-
ers are lining up. Drainage projects. Bike path. City
pier. Alcohol service. Law suits. Administrative issues.
And big dollars are at stake in a city where the
annual ad valorem taxes are a little more than
$500,000. The pier stands to cost at least a year's worth
of taxes to repair/replace and the underlying price
tag, that of the pier's historical designation, has re-
ceived no consideration from the present board. Los-
ing the coveted listing on the National Register of His-
toric places will be a high price to pay.
Forfeiture of the drainage project may cost the
city upwards of $200,000 out of pocket taxpayer
pockets.
To top off the threat of these huge expenses, the
mayor's proclaimed right hand, Public Works Director
Phil Charnock, suggests taking whatever monies are
needed from the city's reserve fund.
Other city governments tremble at the thought of
spending from this cherished cash reserve which is in-
tended for emergencies such as rebuilding after a dev-
astating disaster not to supplement budgets as a re-
sult of bad planning.
When the commission, then the city's department
heads, give up on the governmental process, what's
left? They must be forgetting something. They remain
public servants until the votes are counted and a new
administration can actually begin to administer the
business of running the City of Anna Maria.
In the little north end city of 1,800 voters, where
residents cower from change as a fox runs from the
hounds, the times are indeed changing.
Polish up your voter identification cards, and
please, line up at the polls.



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For pier restoration
We plan on retiring on Anna Maria Island in the
next few years and have been regular visitors to the
Island over the years. We keep up with events the best
we can through friends and The Islander.
I would hope that the government and elected of-
ficials have the personal and political will to insure that
the Anna Maria City Pier is renovated and restored.
Once the will is there, ideas, solutions and money will
come to make the pier what it has been to the Island for
more years than anyone who reads this paper can re-
member.
My sense is that most people on the Island will get
involved in the solution. Several ideas that come to
mind are to set up a donation concept that each plank,
piling or bench could be donated by families and busi-
nesses. Wood carving or bronze plaques could recog-
nize the names on what is donated. This not a new or
novel idea, but could be used as the basis for a match-
ing grant from the state or federal government.
The pier was closed the day I arrived or I would
have counted the planks, pilings and benches to get a
sense of what price tag would have to be associated to
raise one-half the cost of restoration. Is there not a way
to establish an Anna Maria pier committee to make all
this a reality? I would hope that politics can step aside
to make the pier again a major attraction to Anna Maria
Island.
Peter E. Kaiser, Brookfield, Wis. and Anna Maria

Save our pier
The following letter is directed to Anna Maria Mayor
Shumard and city commissioners:
The Board of Directors of the Anna Maria Island
Historical Society urges the commission to preserve the
appearance of the historic Anna Maria City Pier.
The pier has been the most recognizable landmark
on Anna Maria Island for almost 90 years. Built in
1911, there have been a few changes over the years, but
overall it has remained the same. In the early 1900s,


before there was a bridge to the Island, the pier was the
hub of activity. Excursion boats and boats carrying
supplies all docked at the pier. Today people from all
over the world visit the museum and ask many ques-
tions about the pier.
Please help in the historical society's goal to pre-
serve historical buildings on the island. In the process
of repairing and rebuilding the pier, the society asks the
commission to keep the design and shape of the current
building and walkway.
It is of prime importance to keep this heritage for
future generations. The charm and simplicity of the pier
accentuates the captivating ambience of times past and
the quaintness of our city. We are losing so many of the
early beach cottages we must conserve as much of the
early days as possible.
Carolyne Norwood, administrator of the Anna
Maria Island Historical Society
Board members Marguerite Thompson, Max
Willeson, Pat Copeland, George McKay, Martha
Stewart, Paula Tripp, Bubba Stewart, Marilyn George,
Jim Kissick and John Deam.

Cheers for boat parade
We are all so fortunate to have The Islander as our
weekly paper. It does keep us posted.
I and many others at the canal end east of Gloria
Dei Lutheran Church watched the elegant lighted boats
with happy people aboard make the turn back to Bimini
Bay. Thanks to the creative boat owners, we enjoyed
their lighted art and clapped enthusiastically for each
boat as it passed by. Sorry to see only one sailboat.
Hope for more next year.
Ruth S. Burkhead, Anna Maria



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PART 9, Wartime Anna Maria:
1941-42


THE SPIES


WHO CAME IN


FROM THE SEA
No one was around that evening of June 1942
when a German U-boat crept close to the Florida shore-
line off Ponte Vedra. There was no one to see a small
rubber boat push away from the submarine, no one to
observe four figures wade in and drop down on the soft
sand to catch their breath.
They were saboteurs. Their mission: to make their
way northward to the big cities to bomb defense plants
and military centers.
The men were well-prepared for their task. They
carried ashore four heavy wooden cases containing
clothing, forged identification cards, nearly $100,000
in U.S. currency and enough explosives to last them for
two years.
Somewhere east of highway AIA the Germans
buried the boxes near an abandoned house and walked
down the beach. At Jacksonville Beach they frolicked
in the surf as if they were vacationing college students
or U.S. soldiers on furlough.
They dried themselves off and put on pants and
shirts over their swim trunks and caught a bus into
Jacksonville. There they split up. Two went to the
Seminole Hotel and two to the Mayflower. They stayed
one night. Then one pair headed for New York City and
the other pair to Chicago.


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It was all so easy.
Their scheme might well have succeeded. Except
for one thing.
They were betrayed by one of their comrades,
George Johann Dasch. Though he was born in Ger-
many in 1903, as a child Dasch had lived in the United
States until 1939 when he went back to the Fatherland,
leaving his American wife behind.
Somehow Dasch convinced his superiors that he
detested this country. But in reality he had schemed to
return here.
In New York he phoned the FBI office to give him-
self up. The person who answered the telephone didn't
buy his story. So Dasch went to Washington to try to
talk to FBI boss J. Edgar Hoover. But he couldn't get
in to see him.
Finally someone listened. With Dasch 's help, al-
together eight spies were rounded up within two weeks.
Six men were tried, found guilty and sentenced to
death. Dasch and another German who turned state's
evidence were given prison terms.


There wasn't
much doing in
Bradenton Beach
in 1942. Bridge
Street is at the
center of the
picture.


Were these eight spies the only Germans who "in-
vaded" the U.S. during the war? No one knows or
is telling.
There were plenty of rumors floating around in the
early days of the war about suspicious strangers seen
in the Miami and Tampa Bay areas. In her book "The
Don Ce-Sar Story," about the glamorous St. Petersburg
Beach hotel commandeered by the military, June
Hurley Young recounted this incident:
"Jean Ott (desk clerk in the winter of 1942) thought
two men acted suspiciously. She intercepted a tele-
gram, called the FBI, and the men were arrested on the
way to the train. They were German spies transmitting
code messages from New Jersey to Germany."
Could Nazi operatives have sneaked into the U.S.
by way of sleepy little Anna Maria Island to try to carry
out a nefarious scheme of a similar nature? It's cer-
tainly possible.

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billion

Bridging the gaps
for the Island bridge
Paul Roat's article regarding island bridges was of
particular interest to those who have been deeply sub-
ject-related since the 1980s. Please allow my com-
ments.
First, Florida Department of Transportation seeks
a "kinder, gentler process," but truthful is missing.
Their initial dictatorial onslaught, including the nearly
$1 million project plan documented monumental falsi-
fication and chicanery, as did their public statements.
Their claim to build a "65-foot-high" bridge was
revealed to be only the height of the piling nearest the
channel, not including the the handrail, Webster con-
current, which was 83 feet at average mean high wa-
ter.
DOT's promotional video states 4 percent of local
masted vessels cannot clear 65 feet. Cost analysis
proved their replacement would bottom line around
$40 million. Official claims were $8.2 million to $13.1
million.
Another issue: minimum wage bridge tender sala-
ries of more than $40,000 per year. From DOT data;
Howard Frankland Bridge, Tampa, was widened with
safety lanes added, totally restructured and given a 40-
year extension at 10 percent of the projected replace-
ment cost.
A meteorology major, my interest is public safety.
Due to "ground effect" on hurricane winds from our
99.6 percent built-out island, current structures would
experience 22 percent velocity, and have never denied
egress in an evacuation. At 85 feet, velocity increases
to 59 percent justifying emergency manager's policy
for megabridge closures at 40 miles per hour imper-
iling evacuation.
So, do we yield to greed, which would turn our
Island ambiance into a Miami Beach replica, or to our
citizens for whom concern is officially mandated?
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was the weekly amusement section of the paper.
In days hence, Holmes Beach has had its fair share of
ne'er-do-wells, however none to compare to Anna
Maria's despot, Chuck Shumard, and his storm trooper,
Phil Charnock. At least, when Mr. Connick was voted out
of office, his city was functional and financially sound.
In a few months time we will witness the departure
of Chuck and Phil, but their legacy will live on for
years.
The decay and closing of the pier, the obfuscation
and outright hiding of government documents as op-
posed to "government in the sunshine," the declaration
of Anna Maria as a "needy area" to obtain federal funds
for a drainage problem that most certainly exists but not
where the work was performed, and lest we forget the
civil suit filed by that unfortunate man who was badly
hurt on the pier.
Yes, the restaurant had the responsibility of pier
maintenance, however the city was responsible for
regular, documented inspections of same. Mr.
Charnock chose to ignore that duty and instructed pub-
lic works to cease inspections many months ago. This
is documented in the city memo file.
All John Home (operator of the restaurant on the
pier) need do is declare bankruptcy of that particular
corporation and its liability is resolved. Unfortunately
for the taxpayers of the city, no such recourse is avail-
able. Long after Phil is gone, the city will be paying for
his gross negligence which was totally backed by
Mayor Shumard.
Let's hope they enjoy their retirement. I feel sure
they will, as it is apparent that neither has a conscience.
Tom Wright, Holmes Beach

On guns and swastikas
This is the third of what I hope will be many, many
years in Anna Maria where I love the beaches, the
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it all. Therefore, imagine the jolt when I read in the
"Your Opinion" section of the Dec. I Islaider the let-
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I wonder how the letter writer defines "left-wing" or
why he uses the term "carpetbagger." I thought town of-
ficials had to meet very specific residency requirements.
As a World War II combat veteran of the U.S.
Marine Corps I know the meaning of courage, but I
most certainly do fear guns when they are in the hands
of morons. And as a Jew, I do fear swastikas, the very
symbol of this century's most cowardly murderers.
Stanley Levine, Anna Maria

Off-color comment offensive
This is in response to the letter writer who de-
scribed himself as a lifetime card-carrying member of
the NRA. He stated that thousands of felonies are
thwarted each year by a display of firearms. His letter
was in reference to Anna Maria Public Works Direc-
tor Phil Charnock's recent incident involving a firearm
display against a mother, father, and their children, as
they drove on a Florida highway.
The writer went on to say that our left-wing, car-
petbagger government fears guns just as the "Jews fear
swastikas." That was an insulting, mean spirited anal-
ogy. More realistically, he should have said that the
only thing a lifetime ca-d-carrying NRA member has
to fear is running into another lifetime card-carrying
member of the NRA with a bigger gun.
John Gilroy, Holmes Beach
Editors note: Charnock was arrested for brandishing a
gun at a husband and wife. There were no children in-
volved in the incident.

Wisecrack unwarranted
I was heartened by the "appalled" letter in response
to the mean-minded and bigoted rhetoric of a Dec. 1 let-
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ing Jews. I am adding my approval to Norton Niss.
I do take issue with his view that our island has
very little diversity. In the past five years that I have
lived here a good deal of heterogeneity is part of the
community: ethnically, politically, socially, economi-
cally, not to mention intellectually. Some voices are
louder than others tin drums if you will.
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Island churches celebrate Christmas


The "Bethlehem Walk" Saturday of Roser Memo-
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gious schedule for Anna Maria Island churches.






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modifying equipment which is of exceptional quality
at an extremely low cost to the center. The equip-
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Roser, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City, in costumes from
Christ's time will walk around to Spring Avenue and
circle back to the church, "looking for a room at the inn."
People are invited to don their own costumes or
borrow from the church's stock for the event. The inn-
seekers will be accompanied by gentle animals -
sheep, goats, llama, donkey .
Walkers will sing carols and hymns as they go, and
bellringers will toll in the season with hand bells. Musi-
cians accompanying them will remain at the church after
the walk to participate in the program's continuation.
For those who are unable to make the walk, Christ-
mas music will be provided in the church.
At the close of the walk, the church's Christmas tree
will be lighted officially and the pastor, Rev. William
Grossman, will read the Christmas story from Scripture.
Christmas Sunday, Dec. 19, will see the sanctuary
covered in poinsettias for worship services at 7 p.m.
Musicians will participate, and the program will finish
with a candlelight service.
On Friday, Dec. 24, Christmas Eve, a special wor-
ship service with music and a candlelight ceremony is
scheduled at the church at 7 p.m.
The birth of Jesus Christ will be celebrated in the
other Island churches with these services:
Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach, Rev. Father Richard G. Fellows,
rector Christmas Eve, family Mass with children's
participation featured, 5 p.m.; hymn sing 10 p.m.; Sol-
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Christmas hymn singing at both, the choir and school
children featured at the 8 o'clock service. Christmas
Day, worship service with Holy Communion at 9:30
a.m., Christmas hymns by the congregation.
Harvey Memorial Community Church, 300
Church St., Bradenton Beach, Rev. J. Clement Walker,
minister- Special Christmas Eve worship service at 7
p.m.
Island Baptist church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna
Maria City, Dr. William E. Daws, pastor Dec. 17,
"Angel Tree" Christmas party at the church at 7 p.m.
for Bradenton children with a parent in jail. Dec. 19,
family fellowship with music, food, seasonal prayers,
6 p.m. Christmas Eve, "Lighting of the Candles" ser-
vice at 6 p.m.
Longboat Island Chapel, 4052 Gulf of Mexico
Drive, Longboat Key, Dr. Cleda Anderson, senior min-
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at 10 a.m. Christmas Eve, candlelight service with spe-
cial music by the choir, 10 p.m. Dec. 26, worship ser-
vice at 10 a.m.
First Church of Christ Scientist, 6300 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach, Jackie Walker, first reader -
Dec. 22, service at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 26, service at 10:30
a.m.
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tor Dec. 24, children's Mass and vigil at 3:30 p.m.,
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TOMOliROW


A FEELEY STORY
"Christmas is Tomorrow, A Feeley Story," 19
one of the many Christmas books written and
treated by Robert S. Feeley at Christmas time i
span of 30 years.

Feast your eye's on Feeley
Christmas booklets
A collection of Christmas booklets by
Robert S. Feeley of Holmes Beach is on display
Anna Maria Island Historical Museum.
Feeley was a talented commercial artist, wr
philanthropist, who sketched scenes while
round-the-world cruises and sold them in his S
the Sea, which was the boat he and his wife trav
The Feeleys traveled extensively, visiting ever
try in the world accessible by boat.
The Feeley Studios were located in the Ma
condominium in Holmes Beach where the cou
cupied an entire floor. All proceeds of this ;
went to his favorite charity: the Lighthouse
Blind.
Every year, from 1950 to 1980, he sent a Ch
booklet with an original story and illustrations t
friends and distributed them annually to hospi
Sunday schools. Eighteen books of his collection
recently donated to the museum by the Harter
of Key Royale.
The museum, located at 402 Pine Ave.
Maria, is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ti
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. Admission
For more information, call Carolyne Norwood
1514. The museum's phone number is 778-04


Wallet found at Coquina Bea
A Good Samaritan found the wallet of
Gene Kitzmann of Maple Plain, Minn., on C
Beach near the Longboat Pass Bridge on Frida
10. The wallet can be claimed at the Longbo
Police Department, 501 Bay Isles Road, Longbo


g
Holmes
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ly Club.


At convention
Susan Atherton of
Anna Maria,
treasurer of the
Board of Directors
of Girl Scouts of
Gulfcoast Florida,
was a delegate to
the Girl Scout
national convention
in Kansas City, Mo.
The Gulfcoast unit
includes seven
counties and has
8,600 Girl Scouts.


rding to Spann, Fizer best of Winterfest
8-5789.
Susan Spann and Rich Fizer were judged best in
show at the 11th annual Winterfest arts and crafts fes-
tival sponsored by the Anna Maria Island Art League.
Spann's "best" was a watercolor entered in the
two-dimensional level and Fizer's was a glass creation
in three dimensions.
Other winners were:
First place in two-dimensional works, Ben
Essenberg in acrylics, and first in three-dimensional
works, Steve Bewcwith, glass.
Merit winners oils/acrylics Terry Corcoran,
watercolors Michael Weber, graphics/pastels Linda
Molto, jewelry Bob Marksz, photography Fred Leavitt,
mixed media Juan Cukier, glass Faith Wickey, pottery
Mary Gegunde, wood Carroll Wilhelm, fiber/paper
5 Lisanne Monier, sculpture James Sears, creative crafts
Herman Harris.

Join Dem's for punch, politics
The Anna Maria Island Democratic Club will meet
Sfor a Dutch treat lunch at noon Monday, Dec. 20 at the
Beach House Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive, Bradenton
Beach.
The program will be open discussion. All Demo-
crats and visitors are invited to attend. Reservations are
not necessary. For more information, call Norton Niss
80, is at 778-9118.
illus- New member sought
n thefor tourist council
A local volunteer to serve on the Tourist Develop-
f S ment Council is being sought by Manatee County. The
TDC evaluates programs aimed at attracting tourists
and, vital to Anna Maria Island, the uses for TDC
the late money including beach-related work.
ly at the The member must own and/or operate a motel, hotel
or other accommodation in the county. The term runs
writer and through June 1, 2001. Applicants may contact the Mana-
on his tee County Board of Commissioners, P.O. Box 1000,
tudio of Bradenton FL 34206, before the end of this month.
eled on.
y coun-
ycoun 'Holiday in Lights' show
rtinique at Bishop Planetarium
uple oc-
SA special holiday laser light show, "Holiday in
artwork
artwork Lights," will run through the end of December at the
for the
Bishop Planetarium, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. The
i s family-oriented show features lighting effects to illu-
instmas , . "
minate the season's musical classics.
o all his
It will play at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday
tals and
and at 8 p.m. Dec. 3,4, 10, 17 and 18. Details are avail-
on were
able at 746-7827.


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Pier Regulars party
not at city pier this year
The Pier Regulars have been ousted from their
regular fishing spot. The Anna Maria City Pier is
closed awaiting renovations, but the group is not
low on Christmas spirit. They will gather for a
Christmas lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday,
Dec. 18 at Gulf Drive Cafe, 900 Gulf Drive,
Bradenton Beach. President Frank Almeda invites
everyone to join them. For more information, call
Almeda at 778-7062.


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newspaper boxes on traffic islands


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Newspaper boxes are a wonderful amenity for resi-
dents and visitors, just.don't put them on our traffic is-
lands, members of the Holmes Beach Parks and Beau-
tification Board said last week.
Mayor Carol Whitmore said, "They're a conve-
nience for visitors and tourists and residents who like
to walk to pick up their papers. You can beautify
around them."
"The city has to decide what it wants the city to
look like," board member Donna Toner said. "Does the
city want those boxes proliferating on every street cor-
ner and on every traffic island? It's ridiculous to ask the
beautification committee to decorate around those eye-
sores."
Members surveyed the islands to see if they can be
improved immediately and without irrigation while the
board pursues a grant to pay for the installation of ir-
rigation. Last year the board initiated a program for
residents to adopt, plant and maintain the islands, but
the lack of irrigation and the cost of installing meters
has been a deterrent.
"We went to all of the sites and we were not un-
happy with the way most of them were kept, except for
the newspaper boxes," Priscilla Seewald reported. "Ba-
sically some islands needed to be mowed or weeded,
but they weren't as obnoxious as we thought."
Member Sarah Maloney said the newspaper boxes
on the islands are on city right of way and should be re-
moved. She pointed out that members are not targeting
newspaper boxes on private property.
"First let's find out how they got there, and then
decide what to do," Chairman Jim Gloth said. "We


need to do some homework."
"No one OKs them and nobody has any control
over them," Whitmore said.
Whitmore said the commission could consider
passing an ordinance to control placement of newspa-
per boxes.
Seewald suggested that members ask the city to
relocate the boxes. Public Works Supervisor Joe
Duennes said some of the boxes might be moved to the
city's motels or condominiums.
Gloth told members about a Bradenton resident
who is giving away Pyrotis palm trees.
"They're worth over $200 each," Gloth said. "I'll
pick them out and pay for them to be delivered, if the
city wants them."
"They're quality palms and they're low mainte-
nance," Duennes said.
Members agreed to get 20 of the palms for plant-
ing on traffic islands.
Members also agreed to seek 75 trees from Keep
Manatee Beautiful as part of a Plant Manatee Beauti-
ful millennium program. The program will involve
planting 2,000 trees on various community properties
including school grounds, parks, roadsides, non-profit
agency grounds and open public spaces throughout
Manatee County in 2000.
The trees are available at no cost, come in three-
gallon containers and include persimmon, dogwood,
sweet gum, chicsaw plum, swamp chestnut, bald cy-
press, red maple, dahoon holy, wax myrtle, live oak and
laurel oak. Larger trees are available at $250 each to
businesses, civic groups and homeowner associations
for planting on public lands within a neighborhood or
community.


A gala opening
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce officiated in the ribbon-cutting ceremony Dec. 4 at Bayview
Plaza in Anna Maria. Kristen Toomey, daughter of owners/developers Jim and Lori Toomey, did the honors.
Pictured, left to right, are chamber representatives Joan Carter, Joe Garbus with wife Becky and son Joey,
Jim Toomey with Lori and Kristen, Mary Ann Brockman, executive director of the chamber, Judy Giovanelli
and Bob Hinds.



County hazardous waste collection Dec. 18


County residents may bring their household
hazardous waste to the Manatee County Public
Works complex, 4410 66th St. W., Bradenton, on
Dec. 18 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Small businesses that generate small quanti-
ties of hazardous waste may bring their waste on


the same date and times. However, small busi-
nesses will be charged a fee for the service. The fee
must be paid on site to the collector.
Radioactive and bio-hazardous materials will
not be accepted.
For information, call 792-8811, Ext. 5423.


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PAGE 12-A M DEC. 15, 1999 M THE ISLANDER

Win, lose, stall for variances in Bradenton Beach


By Paul Roat
Steve Noriega and Jerry Rogers were the recipi-
ents of the full gamut of parliamentary procedures
before the Bradenton Beach Board of Adjustment -
they had their setback variance requests approved,
tabled and denied.
Noriega and Rogers bought property at 210 and
300 Gulf Drive South last April. The two structures,
the Capri Apartments, were once owned by the late
Kurt Clemons. The pair hope to renovate the build-
ings and market what will be six units as townhouses
or apartments. Currently, there are eight units on the
two properties, although both structures are gutted,
awaiting renovation.
At 210 Gulf Drive South, a five-unit structure,
the issue was a variance from both front and rear set-
backs. Noriega requested moving a wall on the Gulf
side of the building five feet west. The variance
came into play on the north side of the building,
where a grandfathered setback already exists. The
variance request for the north side would allow the
west side expansion.
That request was unanimously approved by the
Board of Adjustment.
Another requested variance on the property was
to the east, fronting Gulf Drive. Although most Gulf
Drive properties have a setback of 25 feet, the "his-
toric old-town" district near Bridge Street allows for
reduced setbacks. Noriega and Rogers were request-
ing an expansion of the building to within 15 feet of
the road.
Board of Adjustment Chair John Burns pointed
out that the city commission is the regulatory body
for such a setback request in the old-town part of the
city and the board agreed to table the request until
Jan. 18 to allow the city commission time to decide


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that request's fate.
At 300 Gulf Drive S., the request was for a set-
back extension on the south side of that small, four-
unit building. Noriega said he intended to expand the
current non-conforming structure with the addition
of a third floor. The ground floor would no longer
have living space, but the second and third floors
would be habitable under the proposal and density
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However, the southern setback of less than two
feet from the property line, coupled with the neigh-
boring structure's reduced setback, left only about
four feet between the two buildings.
Compounding the problem at 300 Gulf Drive S.
is the fact that the area is zoned commercial. Build-
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THE ISLANDER M DEC. 15, 1999 M PAGE 13-A


Business must have special exception to rent watercraft


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
The city is the boss.
That's what Holmes Beach Com-
missioner Don Maloney told a business
owner last week regarding an occupa-
tional license issue.
Jesse Mullen, co-owner of Pro Is-
land Watersports at 3014 Avenue C,
maintains the city gave him a license
that includes repairs and rentals of per-
sonal watercraft. City officials say the
license was issued in error and the busi-
ness can't rent vessels without a site
plan review and special exception.
"You have to understand how we
look at it," Maloney said. "Under the
circumstances, the city is the boss. All
you have to do is apply for a site plan or
it's not going to get done."


The issue began in April when
Mullen and his partner Chris Remig ap-
plied for the license for service and re-
pairs. Assistant Public Works Supervi-
sor Bill Saunders approved it as an ac-
cepted use in the C-3 zoning district and
Deputy Clerk Angela Sain notified
Mullen.
According to Sain, Mullen told her
the license was supposed to include
rentals, and she told him that Saunders
would have to approve that addition.
Sain prepared a second license that in-
cluded rentals and left it, unsigned and
unapproved, on her desk and went to
lunch.
While Sain was gone, either Mullen
or Remig came to pick up the license
and another clerk found it in Sain's of-
fice, signed and issued it. Sain returned,


City seeks compliance on


residential rental licenses


A huge stack of letters 390 in
all will be mailed to Holmes
Beach property owners who may be
renting their property.
"We're not trying to crack
down on people," Deputy Clerk
Angela Sain said. "We just want to
get the word out to residents who
may not know that they must get a
rental license."
Sain said she discovered the
390 rental listings that the city does
not have in its files through the
property tax appraiser's office. She
said although some of the property
owners may no longer be renting,
city officials feel that the mail-out is
worth the effort.
"We are trying to find a way to
collect the fee that others [who of-
fer rentals] are paying," Sain said.
"We want to be fair to everyone."
The city requires every property
owner who offers rentals of any
term, from daily to yearly, to pay
the fee and get a license. Fees are
$25 per residential rental unit, with
a duplex requiring two licenses.
Owners of hotels, motels and
other public lodging establishments
with six units or less must pay $25
per unit. Owners of hotels and mo-
tels with seven units or more must
pay $150 plus $3 per unit.
The license period is Oct. 1 to
Sept. 30 and renewal notices are
mailed in August.
"Owners must come in and fill
out a one-page application that in-
cludes information about them-
selves, their property and zoning


CAPRI, FROM PAGE 12
that commercial zone must have at
least three units. The reduction to two
units would require an application for
'a re-zoning variance to the Planning
Sand Zoning Boaid and the ci com-


buildihg has heen j ondiemned
"I have a very hard time justifying
that variance for a higher structure,"
Burns said. Other members of the board
agreed, and the variance was denied.


and the length of rental," Sain said.
"They can also fax their applica-
tions to city hall."
The application also lists the
city's two residential districts
where rental restrictions are in
place. These are R-4, where resi-
dences cannot be rented for less
than one month, and R-IAA where
residences cannot be rented for less
than one week.
There are two new state-re-
quired questions on the application,
Sain said. These are:
Do you or someone on your
behalf advertise the property as
available for rent or accept any
rentals of less than 30 days a
month?
Do you have more than four
units available for rent that are situ-
ated on the same tract or plat of
land that is not separated by a pub-
lic street or highway?
If an applicant responds affir-
matively to either of these ques-
tions, the city must send the appli-
cation to the state for review. De-
pending on the circumstances, the
applicant may be subject to state
licensing.
In addition to getting a city li-
cense, owners who rent for periods
of six months or less or on a month-
to-month basis must pay the 3 per-
cent county resort tax. This fee is
collected through the Manatee
County Tax Collector's Office.
Sain pointed out that any owner
who fails to obtain a license may be
subject to code enforcement action.


In other action, the board of adjust-
ment denied a setback variance at 1105
Gulf Drive S. M. Krinberg and S.
Bendersky had apparently built a small
porch on the north side of the property
and, when it wa 'discovered by the
builJiing depaIrImncit, it was detci mined
,I tjat Ihb prtl'Oh. 'e -h er'id. in'o ilih ide,
s 4'a' r-. A'vaiance' \ as tc-
qu'.,ed of -I 5 leel after the fact, a vari-
ance denied unanimously by the board.
The fate of the illegally built
porch is still to be determined by
Titus.


learned of the error and informed
Saunders and Mayor Carol Whitmore,
who called City Attorney Patricia
Petruff.
"I advised the city to say the license
was issued in error because the staff
does not have the legal authority to issue
a license if a special exception is re-
quired, Petruff explained.
Sain then contacted Remig about
the error and issued a corrected license.
"How do they give me the second
license for boat repairs and not rentals?
It's all together," Mullen asked.
Mullen was referring to the portion
of the code under special exception uses
in the C-3 district that lists "boat mari-
nas, including repairs to boats and mo-


tors, sales of boats and marine supplies,
storage and rental of boats and motors."
Petruff said those listings are sub-
sets to the listing "boat marinas," but the
business is not a marina so it does not
apply. She explained that the code is
cumulative in the commercial districts.
The C-3 district includes all the uses that
are permitted in the C-l and C-2 districts
plus some additional and historical uses.
"The building official made an inter-
pretation that what was initially applied for
on the license was comparable with the
(lawn mower repair) business that was in
the building previously and should be al-
lowed," Petruff noted. "Rental is a more
intense use and in order to do that you need
a special exception."


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PAGE 14-A U DEC. 15, 1999 U THE ISLANDER


Life in the fast lane for Commissioner McElheny


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
We know the restless type, the
drivers who gun their engines so they
can be first away from the stop light.
Count Robert McElheny among
them. Anna Maria's vice mayor is a
fierce competitor, "excelerating" in all
aspects of his life.
One of his many diversions is
power boat racing. McElheny and his
godson, Wylie Nagler, placed first in
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won the national championship in Key
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a good start and for the most part we
were always in the lead. The venue
was fantastic. New York is a fun place
to be anyway, so much history. It was
a fun place to win," McElheny said.
Racing is not only about putting
the pedal to the metal there's strat-
egy too, McElheny said. He and
Nagler usually begin by finding
"clean" water. He said there is good
water and bad water. An example of
the latter may be a strong undercurrent
or rough waves.
He said they position themselves on
the inside of the circuit so they don't
have to go around or pass other boats.
The sport also requires the two
men to synchronize their respective
positions. He said he didn't like it too
much when he and Nagler first got to-
gether four years ago because it was
awkward, but now they have grown to
anticipate each other's moves.
McElheny said an average race
lasts one hour. He and Nagler cover 90
miles at an average speed of 85 miles
per hour. He attests the boat's maxi-
mum speed is 109 miles per hour.
He said that although winning is
the ultimate goal, playing the game is
fun, adding, "It wouldn't be as fun if
I was playing by myself."
It's the competition the other
boaters behind him that gets him
excited, he said.
The key word here is behind.
Besides receiving national cham-
pion recognition for their efforts, if


they choose to, McElheny and Nagler
can change the S-28 on their boat and
replace it with a S-1, a symbol denot-
ing they're number one. They also re-
ceived $3,600, which McElheny jok-
ingly says doesn't cover a good bar
bill.
In other pursuits, McElheny is the
owner of a 1969 Camaro which he
runs in the showroom stock class in
various vintage associations.
The metaphor "the sky's the limit"
doesn't apply to McElheny. Even here
he has won an award in a hot air bal-
loon competition.
McElheny, 52, is married to
Bonnie whom he met in freshmen year
in high school. He is the father of two
daughters, Kelly, 25, who teaches spe-
cial education at the elementary level
and Shannon, 27, who teaches eighth
grade social studies.
When he's punching a clock in-
stead of engines, he drives a team of
216 employees at Abraham Chevrolet
in Tampa, putting in more than 70
hours a week for 24 years as the
dealership's general manager.
He admits to being dizzy on occa-
sion from the sheer velocity of his pur-
suits, and when he needs to sort it all
out, he sometimes retreats to his side
business, a 40-acre orange grove in
Picnic, Fla., home to his four donkeys,
Anna Belle, Elmo, Frankie and Jake.
He also has a Golden Retriever,
Ally, named after the hit television
sitcom, Ally McBeal, and seven cats,
though he says they are strays that he
and his wife feed.
The next charge McElheny plans
to get out of life will be on the back of
a bull. He-said he'd like to try his hand
at bull riding.
Whatever future arena he visits,
one thing is for certain, he will not
slow his course.


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With the Statute of Liberty in the background, Anna Maria Vice Mayor Robert
McElheny, right, holds a symbol of victory while standing next to his godson,
Wylie Nagler, atop their 30-foot Spectre catamaran during a 1996 Te.aco
Havoline Offshore Race in New York.


Egmont model
Jack Bishop, volunteer
docent, shows model and
tank top of the Egmont Key
lighthouse, both items
being sold nowv at the Anna
Maria Island Historical
Society Museum, 402 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria City.
The museum is open
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Millennium or no? Just celebrate
Revelers all over the world will be reveling. Gov-
ernment agencies will be cowering. Even some local
police have been warned to take cover for 20 minutes
at midnight to wait out the flurry of falling bullets.
Will it be the beginning of a new millennium when
the clock strikes 12 on the eve of Dec. 31, 1999?
No.
Will the celebration and all the hype along with it
be repeated when the new millennium actually begins
on Jan. 1, 2001? Yes, indeed. You can bank on it.
By decree of the Royal Greenwich Observatory in
Cambridge, England, the first day of the third millen-
nium falls on New Year's Day 2001.
The confusion is as old as Confucius nearly. It
began with the problem of fixing the date of Easter,
which is supposed to fall on the equinox. The Julian
calendar, devised by Julius Caesar, based on moon
phases, had difficulty pinning down an Easter date.
A seventh-century monk came up with a dating
system beginning with the birth of Christ. With the
monk's system, B.C. (before Christ) led to A.D. annoo
Domini), improved on Caesar's attempt, but still it had
flaws.
The monk's Christian calendar set the first year
around Jesus's fourth birthday and somehow did not
account for the year 0. It went something like 3 B.C.,
2 B.C., 1 B.C.. A.D. 1, A.D. 2, etc. No zero. Thus, the
new millennium was born one year old.
As a matter of fact, it was another 800 years or so
before the concept of a whole number between minus
one and one when zero made the journey from the Arab
world to Western Europe.
Kind of like a baby, they're 0 as we count weeks
and months old until they're 1.
Purists know when the century turns.
But it seems 2000 is too round a number for some
to resist. And the whole Y2K thing gave the early birds


00'


a jump start.
And why not start the celebrating now a whole
year of it for the real event on Dec. 31, 2000.
As for Islanders there will be plenty of celebrat-
ing opportunities or options to stay at home and
watch the skies. (Don't forget to take cover at mid-
night.)
At the Buccaneer Inn on Longboat Key, guests can
option for a package event that includes Big Mama on
piano, or a dining room reservation.
Folks at the Bridge Tender Inn in Bradenton Beach
are promised the "Party of the Millennium" at $100 per
person with a four-course dinner and champagne toast.
Bob Chambers will tinkle the ivories inside, offering
light dinner music and on the deck the Parrotheads will
rule with music by the proverbial Reid Frost.
Sharky's Steak & Seagrill in Bradenton Beach has
a gourmet meal, entertainment and dancing planned -
and no cover.
In the heart of Holmes Beach at Marina Bay, you
can dine on a "grand" buffet and ring in the new year
with Brian Beebe "and friends." Of course, there'll be
party favors and a champagne toast included in the $75
price tag, but there's more a bubble machine. Now,


isn't that irresistible?
Rotten Ralph's in Anna Maria has entertainment
and fun with Jay Crawford always a top attraction
- and for $55 you get Jay, party favors, champagne at
midnight in a commemorative Rotten glass and a full-
course dinner. Last one out the door takes Jay home.
Sandbar restaurant in Anna Maria is host to the
entertaining duo of Connie and Scott on New Year's
Eve.
Most unfortunate, the City of Bradenton Beach
nixed the Beach House Restaurant's tradition of fire-
works at midnight. They've been convinced of doom
and destruction, failure of the phone system, Florida
Power & Light and just about every sort of catastrophe
imaginable it seems, and adding fireworks to the antici-
pated calamity is just too much for them.
Never mind that the Fourth of July fireworks
crowd has never transposed to New Year's Eve there.
Manager Mike Shannon reports a mere 100 or so folks-
in attendance last year for the pyrotechnics and no sign
of traffic jams.
Too bad. It might have been the one event that
would have drawn us from the house to the back yard
at midnight.


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Obituaries


Jeffrey E. Brane
Jeffrey E. Brane, 45, of Holmes Beach, died Dec.
6 at home.
Services will be held at a later date. Covell Crema-
tion and Funeral Center is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Kirkwood
Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 6101 Cortez Road
W., Bradenton, FL 34210.
Born in Indianapolis, Mr. Brane came to Manatee
County from Pinellas County in 1998. He was a self-
employed mechanic. He was Presbyterian.
He is survived by a daughter, Brianna K., of
SDunedin; his mother, Catherine J. Hill of Bradenton;
his father, Earl P., of Columbus, Ohio; two sisters,
Brenda Van Breeman and Madeline, both of Califor-
nia; and two brothers, Douglas, of Dunellon, and Tho-
mas, of California.

Josephine Fannella
Josephine Fannella, 99, of Bradenton, died Dec. 7
at Blake Medical Center.
Mrs. Fannella, born in Italy April 28, 1900, came
to Manatee County from Staten Island, N.Y., five years
ago. She worked for 20 years at Lobels Children's
Clothing Store in Staten Island.
A memorial service was held Dec. 11 at Christ
Episcopal Church, Bradenton. Burial will be at a later
date. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home is in charge of ar-
rangements.
She is survived by a daughter, Marian Mannino of
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Fire district personnel receive awards at annual dinner


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Firefighters and fire commissioners were feted
at the Anna Maria/West Side Fire District's annual
Christmas dinner held recently at the Elks Lodge on
75th Street in Bradenton.
Two firefighters received special honors.
Firefighter Second Class Alan Beck received
the Exceptional Duty Medal.
According to the nomination, Beck went "above
and beyond the call of duty in several areas. His de-
votion to the Muscular Dystrophy Association fund
drive led the department to a record-setting collec-
tion of $4,800."
Beck was also lauded for his participation in
Fire Prevention Week at Anna Maria Elementary
School, his dedication to health and physical fitness
and his positive attitude and pride in his work.
Firefighter Chris O'Kelly received the Out-
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Firefighters received awards for years of service
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Retired fire commissioner Ralph Fulford and re-
tired fire marshal Bob Kline were also honored.
Fulford retired with more than 45 years of service
with the district.
Commissioners of the merging districts were
recognized by each districts' volunteer association
because it is the last year for two separate boards.
Volunteers registered each of the 10 fire commis-
sioners with the International Star Registry and each
will have a star named for him.
Anna Maria Commissioners are Chairman Larry
Tyler, John VanOstenbridge, Chuck Stearns, Mike
Galati and Mike Mulyck.
West Side Commissioners are Chairman Rob
Elliott, Jessie Davis, Jack Emory, John Jackman and
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The new facilities include a covered entryway,
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built the original house of worship in Anna Maria City
in honor of his late wife.
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Anna Maria City
No reports filed.

Bradenton Beach
Dec. 5, DUI, fleeing to elude, 2400 block of Gulf
Drive. The officer said he observed Scott A. Dery, 33,
of Holmes Beach, driving in and out of the lane. The
officer said while attempting to stop the vehicle, Dery
sped up, left the roadway three times nearly running
over a pedestrian and ran a red light at the intersection
of East Bay and Gulf drives.
The officer said he caught up with Dery when he
pulled into a driveway on Avenue E. The officer said
Dery exited the vehicle, fell on the ground and had to
hold onto the door handle for balance. The officer ad-
ministered field performance tests and placed Dery in
custody.
Dec. 5, criminal mischief, Longboat Pass Bridge.
The victim reported an unknown person broke the door
handles on her vehicle.
Dec. 7, property damage, 1609 Gulf Drive, for-
merly Beach Plumbing. A vehicle damaged an over-
hang attached to the building, said the report.
Dec. 7. burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach. The victim reported an unknown person dam-
aged the lock and removed a wallet and purse contain-
ing $600 in cash, a credit card, a bank card and two
pairs of earrings valued at $150. Damages were $100.
Dec. 7. violation of a domestic violence injunc-
tion, 201 Gulf Drive N., Oma's Pizza. The victim re-
ported she has a domestic violence injunction against
the suspect and while she was eating dinner, he sat
down at her table and attempted to speak to her. She
said she became so upset that she locked herself in the
bathroom while an employee called police.
When he heard police being called, the suspect left
the restaurant and jumped over a fence, said the report.
The officer located the suspect and placed him in cus-
rody:
Dec. 10, criminal mischief, Coquina Beach. A
marine rescue officer reported two juvenile suspects


wrote gang graffiti on the men's bathroom wall. The
officer located the suspects along with eight other ju-
veniles who were attempting to leave the park in a ve-
hicle. The officer stopped the vehicle and a witness
identified the two suspects.
The officer checked the bathroom and found fresh
graffiti written with a black permanent marker and
sprayed with white spray paint. He said he searched the
van and found the marker and paint can and the sus-
pects confessed. The officer checked and found all the
juveniles were truant from school. He transported them
to the Juvenile Assessment Center.
Dec. 12, grant theft, 2601 Gulf Drive, Sandpiper
Mobile Home Park. The victim reported an unknown
person removed an anchor valued at $500.

Holmes Beach
Dec. 3, found property a gift bag and contents,
3900 block of Gulf Drive on the beach.
Dec. 3, vandalism, 3232 East Bay Drive,
Wedebrock Realty. The complainant reported an un-
known person damaged the lock with a toothpick and
raw egg. Damages were $150.
Dec. 3, theft, 5400 block of Gulf Drive. The vic-
tim reported a ring valued at $800 was missing from the
residence.
Dec. 3, parking, 48th Street and Gulf Drive. The
complainant reported parents picking up their children
from the elementary school damaged his lawn and
drove over his bagged trash. He also reported they park
too close to the stop sign and fire hydrant. The officer
advised him to contact city hall and request the place-
ment of signs indicating no parking during school
hours.
Dec. 4, assistance, 600 block of Hampshire Lane.
The complainant reported an iguana on the seawall.
The officer assisted a member of Wildlife Rescue to
capture the large lizard.
Dec. 4, vandalism, 5600 block of Guava. The
victim reported an unknown person scratched his ve-
hicle and put sugar in the gas tank.
Dec. 4, vandalism, 3000 block of Avenue C. The


complainant reported juveniles broke windows and
dented a garage door.
Dec. 4, trespass warning, 100 block of 50th
Street. The victim reported he arrived at his property
and found that an unknown person had cut branches
from his trees and left a pile of debris in the yard. A
witness reported a neighbor performed the trimming
and the victim signed an affidavit.
Dec. 5, suspicious, 6800 block of Palm Drive.
The officer observed the subject passed out behind the
wheel of a vehicle in the driveway. The officer noted
that the vehicle was running and the gear was in drive
and woke the subject and turned off the vehicle.
The officer said the subject appeared to be under
the influence of a drug. EMS responded and the sub-
ject said he takes medication for a medical condition
and always has this type of reaction. The officer called
a relative to care for the subject.
Dec. 5, noise, Sixth Avenue and 42nd Street. The
complainant reported construction noise and the officer
advised the subject he could not perform construction
work on Sunday.
Dec. 5, lost property a money clip.
Dec. 5, suspicious, 3248 East Bay Drive,
Walgreens. The complainant reported a suspicious sub-
ject was attempting to get refunds for items in the drug
store and liquor store. The complainant said the subject
went to the rear of the store and asked to use the bath-
room.
The complainant said she watched the subject fill
a bottle at the water cooler and possibly place some-
thing under his jacket. She said when she confronted
him, he pulled a steak knife and waved it before leav-
ing the store.
Dec. 6, suspicious, 500 block of Key Royale
Drive. The complainant reported a medical waste bag
washed up in the water. The officer located the bag,
which was empty.
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PAGE 20-A 0 DEC. 15, 1999 0 THE ISLANDER

Fire chief praises alert citizens who report possible fires


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Twice in the past two weeks alert residents have
notified the fire department of potentially deadly situ-
ations involving fire, Anna Maria/West Side Fire Chief
Andy Price said.
"Both situations could have been extremely bad,"

STREETLIFE, FROM PAGE 19
officer responded to assist EMS and found the door
locked. EMS personnel broke the window and found
the subject on the floor. EMS transported the subject to
the hospital and the officer secured the window.
Dec. 6, theft of a cellular phone valued at $100,
4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee County Public Beach.
Dec. 7, theft of a vehicle title, 200 block of 66th
Street.
Dec. 7, animal, 200 block of 82nd Street. The
complainant reported the subject's dog got loose and
attacked a cat but said the cat was not injured. The of-
ficer advised the subject to correct the situation.
Dec. 7, damage, 500 block of 72nd Street. The
complainant reported an unknown person in a boat
struck a boat and boat lift.
Dec. 8, noise, 500 block of Key Royale Drive.
The complainant reported noise from the subject's dog
and bird left outside during the day. The officer advised
the subject to correct the situation.
Dec. 9, animal, Key Royale waterway. The com-
plainant reported two dogs were swimming in the wa-
ter and said they appeared to be tired and lost. When
the officer arrived, he found that a boater had gotten the
dogs into his boat. The officer noted that one dog had
an electric collar and neither had identification.
The officer brought the dogs to the city's public
works kennel. The owner responded and said the dogs
jumped an invisible electric fence. She said she would
have the fence repaired and get tags for the dogs.
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Price said. "We could have lost buildings or lives, but
concerned citizens did the right thing and notified us.
Even if you are in doubt, make that call. We'd rather
find out it's nothing or contain a fire in a pot than battle
a blazing building."
Price said the first incident occurred about two
weeks ago in the 100 block of 36th Street in Holmes
Beach when a woman reported smoke coming out of a
window. When firefighters arrived they discovered the
resident had left, forgetting a pan of peanuts was roast-
ing in the oven.
"The battery was pulled out of the smoke detector,"
Price noted. "The pan was within a very short time of
catching fire, so it was extremely fortunate that the
woman reported the smoke."


The second incident, reported in last week's Is-
lander, involved Robert Perinetti who while walking
his dog heard a smoke alarm coming from a residence
in North Beach Village at 6250 Holmes Blvd., Holmes
Beach. Perinetti called the fire department and arriving
firefighters found a burning pan on the stove.
"No one was in the unit," Price said. "If Mr.
Perinetti hadn't been alert and made the call, it could
have destroyed the building."
Price said both situations show the importance of
having working smoke detectors in the home, which he
said is "the most important device for saving your life."
If you need a smoke detector, call the fire district
at 741-3900. Firefighters will be happy to install a free
smoke detector in your home.


In the company of friends
Anna Maria resident Ersa Hughes, 99, welcomes her friend Paula Bryant from Louisville, Ky., for a holiday
visit. Hughes' constant companion is 14 years old, but in dog years Creamy would be 98, almost as old as her
owner. Islander Photo: Edna Tientann


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THE ISLANDER 0 DEC. 15, 1999 M PAGE 21-A


Torres scores 26 in tough loss
Mario Torres hit 26 points in a Division 1 basketball
(age 11-13) heartbreaking loss to undefeated Bell South
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
In a battle of unbeatens, Torres' A-Paradise Realty
team nearly pulled the game out on a last-second, half-
court shot by Courtney Taylor that fell just short.
Ryan Bradley scored the winning basket on a hook
shot with seven seconds left to give Bell South the 45-44
win and stay undefeated. A-Paradise was down 10 points
but mounted a furious comeback.
In Division 2 (age 8-10) basketball action, Matt
McDonough scored 20 points as Anna Maria Oyster Bar
beat Marco Polo Pizza & Ice Cream. Mark Templeton had
14 points for Marco Polo.
Another Division 1 game saw Eddie Anderson score
31 points to lead Sign of the Mermaid to a win over Anna
Maria Glass & Screen.
The Premier Division (Age 14-16) games pitted First
National Bank and Police Athletic League. Preston
Copeland of First National scored 26 points while his
teammate Gerald Ciarleglio had 25 in their win.
In the other Premier game, Joey Kerns scored 16 for
Island Family Physicians as they beat West Bay Athletic
Club. Nick Schweitzer had 15 for Westbay.
Basketball action is suspended until Jan. 3.

Indoor Christmas soccer tourney
starts today
Four games are scheduled today to kick off the Sixth
Annual Islander Indoor Soccer Christmas Tournament at
the Community Center in Anna Maria. The tourney is
sponsored by The Islander newspaper.
The first game starts at 5 p.m. and the last one at 10
p.m. for the fast-paced game where the players use the


Soccer crowd's in the game
Indoor soccer players utilize the walls and sometimes the bleacher gang to rebound passes. Last year's
Islander indoor soccer tournament included adult teams absent from this year's schedule due to increased
insurance costs to Anna Maria Island Community Center's according to the Center's Director Scot Dell.


gymnasium walls and bleachers to pass the ball.
Sixteen teams have signed up and eight more are ex-
pected to compete. There are six divisions for both male
and female with age groups made up of under 8, 10, 12,
14, 16 and 18 years.
The tournament goes through Thursday, Dec. 23,
with four games on tap each night, while Saturdays the
games start at 9 a.m., Sundays at noon, with the last one
set for 9 p.m.
This is a good time. Don't miss it.

Smith gets her first ace
Two years after picking up golf clubs for the first time
Kay Smith of Bradenton Beach scored a hole-in-one.


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Smith used a six iron on the 93-yard No. 6 par 3 at
Village Green in Bradenton.
"It hit the green and rolled right in the cup. First one
for me," Smith said. "I've only been playing for a couple
years so there's hope for anyone out there."

Fransen shoots 78 in runaway win
Mark "Dawg" Fransen lapped the field in runaway
fashion with a sparkling 78 that included four birdies to
win the Sunday Sunrise Tournament at Palma Sola Golf
Club.
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SPORTS RAP, FROM PAGE 21
ing system and beat Mike Manning and Kenny Pitts who
tied for second with plus seven each.
Three of Fransen's birdies won him skins and he also
had a closest-to-the-pin greenie.
Corky Parker, Tim Lease, Allyn Ackles and Sonny
Eastman had one skin apiece.
Lease, Manping and Ackles also had greenies.
By virtue of his skin and greenie, Lease moved ahead
of Jon Huffman for Player of the Year honors.
Lease now has 623 points to Huffman's 581 with
Wayne Woods a distant third 100 points behind Huffman.
Sunday's turnout was the most ever with 29 players
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anyone wishing to play needs to call Huffman at 778-
4622.

IFC soccer team whips USF
The Island Football Club adult soccer team avenged
an early-season thrashing by beating the University of
South Florida Dynamo Football Club 2-1 Sunday in north
Tampa.
The Islanders scored on a penalty kick in the box fol-
lowing a handball call, then put the game away on a
breakaway.
Jeff Niebaum was the hero for the Island team that lost
to USF 6-0 early in the year.
Niebaum hit a rocket for the game winner. It was a 20-
yard shot the goalie never touched.
IFC takes a Christmas break but will be back in ac-
tion Jan. 9 when they take on the Sarasota Football Club
United 1 at G.T. Bray Park in Bradenton at 11 a.m.

Boat diaper keeps barnacles at bay
Seems like someone comes up with a better mouse-
trap every day.
Steve Farcaro has invented a "boat diaper" he said
will put an end to scraping barnacles and spreading toxic
bottom paint on his hull.
His Barnacle Shield is a plastic assembly that cradles
a boat and blocks it off from surrounding water and the
pesky barnacles.
There are three layers. One part is a flotation device
with a skirt around it that has a one-way valve so water can
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Premier League (age 14-16)
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Westbay Athletic Club 1-0
Island Family Physicians 0-1
Police Athletic League 0-1

Division 1 (age 11-13)
Bell South 3-0
Anna Maria Glass & Screen 2-1
Sign of the Mermaid 2-1
Econo Lodge 1-2
A Paradise Realty 1-2
Tree of Life 1-2
Island Discount Tackle 1-3

Division 2 (age 8-10)
Flash Flights 4-1
Anna Maria Oyster Bar 4-1
Island Real Estate 3-2
Bryant's Recycled Treasures 3-2
Marco Polo's Pizza & Ice Cream 3-2
Jessie's Island Store 1-3
Publix Supermarket 1-3
Air & Energy 0-2


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Reunion of The 20-year reunion of the class of 1980 of Mana- their addresses. They may call her at 747-8439 or-

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M manatee's 1980 Maria Island, and organizer Tracy (Livingston) The reunion activities will be June 23 to 25
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C:Dxec. 15, 1999^


Best toys ever has a weird one at No. 1


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Today's children think of the best toys of all time
as things like Nintendo, Play Station and Pokemon.
Those don't even make the top 10 list compiled by
toy experts interviewed by the Arts&Entertainment
channel.
Here's the list and an explanation of why some
were chosen.
No. 10 toy of all time was Hot Wheels. Next was
the Slinky, which can stretch to 87 feet. Lincoln Logs
was in eighth place.
It could be argued that the No. 7 toy could easily
be No. 1 because it's cheap, can be taken anywhere and
something both sexes enjoy and can be proficient at
while doing it. We're talking about the Frisbee.
No. 6 was the Erector Set invented in 1913 by
H.C. Gilbert. This toy spawned generations of engi-


neers and mechanics.
Playdough was No. 5. The sticky clay-like sub-
stance was first made in 1956. The company now
makes 2 billion pounds a year in 25 colors. Anyone
who remembers the early Saturday Night Live shows
remembers the Mr. Bill Show segment. Mr. Bill was
made of Playdough. The biggest laughs were re-
served for when Mr. Bill was squashed beneath the
wheels of some truck or a safe fell on him.
Joshua Lionel Cohen invented No. 4, the Lionel
train. Boys of all ages including those in their 80s and
90s still play with them. More than 50 million Lionel
trains have been sold since they were invented in 1901.
Barbie is No. 3. One is sold every 30 seconds and
more than 1 billion have been sold since her 1959 com-
ing-out party at a cost of $1.50.
The toy experts said she is important because she
has allowed millions of little girls to dream of what


could be. Unfortunately, many were disappointed by
the time they grew up and realized an 18-inch waistjust
wasn't possible.
The No. 2 all-time toy is Crayola Crayon. In 1903,
the company started with eight colors that sold for a
nickel. The super pack now has 96.
Crayola makes 12 million crayons a day and chil-
dren spend 6.3 billion hours a year coloring with them.
The No. 1 all-time toy was a tough guess,.although
this toy has endured for 2,500 years.
No. 1 is the yo-yo. It dates back to ancient Greece.
Pedro Flores brought the first one to the U.S. in
the 1920s and the Duncan Yo-Yo company picked
up on it right away.
Like a lot of people who introduce or invent
something, Flores never made a dime.
As A&E put it, "The yo-yo is a toy with no finish
line and you can keep it in your pocket."


Pokemon's the man this Christmas but one girl just wants mom


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
All the reports on Pokemon being the man at
Christmas this year are true. Every kid on the Island
wants a piece of the little yellow freak and his Japa-
nese friends.
Despite the Pokemon craze, a longtime
frontrunner every Christmas for the past 40 years is
running neck-and-neck with Pokey.
Yep. Barbie dolls still catch the imaginations of
millions of little girls every Christmas and Anna
Maria Island Elementary schoolgirls from kindergar-
ten through third grade all want one, plus accesso-
ries.
Cana Sylvester, a kindergartner in Melanie
Moran's class, wants to flex her artistic talent with
"some arts and crafts. But I want some Barbies, too."
See that, mom. That's Barbies, as in plural. Barbies
are probably more expensive today than they were in
1959 when they were $1.50 each.
The luster of Barbie and her impossible figure
have not dimmed over the years. The Arts & Enter-
tainment Channel polled toy experts for their
thoughts on the 10 greatest toys of all time. Barbie
came in third.
Number one on the list was the yo-yo. (See re-
lated story on the top 10 toys.)
Sage Geeraerts, a first-grader in Lynn Drolet's
class, said for Christmas she wants dolls. "I don't re-
ally have a big thing picked out yet. All my friends
can't wait for Christmas and neither can I."
Kelly Guerin of Moran's class said she's asking
Santa Claus to bring her "Barbies and arts and crafts


because I like to draw. And I want a golden retriever
puppy and some baby-doll clothes. Most of the girls
I know want Barbies."
Molly McDonough from Pat Wagner's class said
almost all girls have Barbies and she wants one, too.
"Barbie is Big."
On the boys' side of the equation, another of
Drolet's students, Christopher Perez, said he's hop-
ing for "a laboratory, a big science laboratory. I'm
going to be a scientist when I grow up. And I want
a Nerf Wild Fire. It shoots little Styrofoam darts."


Nicole Carbone, left, wants a Furby because it can talk and Marley Averbach says "I want a puppy dog and
a horse. Islander Photo: David Futch


Chandler Hardy
said the best thing
he could get for
Christmas would
be "a remote-
control truck with
a jump ramp and
a slingshot so I
can shoot rocks."
d E Islander Photo:
David Futch










Chandler Hardy of Moran's class said the best
thing he could get would be "a remote-control truck
with a jump ramp and a slingshot so I can shoot
rocks."
First-grader Emily Dries is into animals and
she's expecting a barnyard full of them.
"I want two hamsters," she said, "and a dog and
a cat and a goldfish and a bird. I want lots of pets.
And a kitten with the cat."
Tommy Price who is a in Maureen Loveland's
class feels the same about animals. He wants them
all and then some. "A puppy and a kitty and a boo-
merang and some big Power Ranger toys."
Emily White of Loveland's class is praying for
a Barbie doll, a Winnie the Pooh purse and a green
backpack because green is her favorite color. "And
my friend Stephanie wants a Barbie and Barbie
clothes."
Michael Rogers is in Toni Lashway's second
grade class and wants Pokemon Yellow, a new ver-
sion of the Pokemon game. "And I want a color
gameboy 'cause 1 only have a black and white one.
And I want a holographic Electro. It's a rare
Pokemon card. Pokemon is not just big with the kids.
It's famous."
Allyssa Parker said she's hoping for Pokemon
Podex. "It's a little thing you talk to and ask it ques-
tions about Pokemon and it gives you the answers.
A lot of kids like Pokemon so any kind of Pokemon
thing is good for Christmas. I really want an electric
drum set but my mommy doesn't want me to have it
because she hates noise."
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dream will come true if he gets a Nintendo 64 wres-
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Tunnel this! and an Arctic ice report impacts us


It looks like we're about to start another bridge
discussion. Florida Department of Transportation of-
ficials are planning another study on what to do with
the aging Anna Maria Island Bridge at Manatee
Avenue late next year.
But before the lines are drawn over a high bridge
versus a low bridge or a repaired bridge, here's my
suggestion.
Dig a tunnel.
Tunnels are usually brought up early in any bridge
replacement project and then quickly dismissed due to
cost. A colleague at a Sarasota community newspaper
wasn't so quick to drop tunnels during the Ringling
Bridge replacement brouhaha, and came up with some
interesting information.
Replacement of the current Ringling Bridge with a
78-foot-high, fixed-span structure will cost something like
$38 million. A tunnel will cost something like $70 million.
But the chances that the U.S. Coast Guard will al-
low such a low fixed-span bridge in Sarasota are pretty
slim, and the odds are good that the eventual bridge
there will end up being more like 90 or 100 feet tall.
And surprise! the cost of that mega-megabridge
is pretty close to $70 million, or the cost of a tunnel.
Now, if you factor that a tunnel will probably last
forever, require minimal maintenance, will probably
never be impacted by high winds, and won't have to
close in the face of a hurricane, the tunnel topic de-
serves much, much more than a cursory review.
Helping drive the argument for an underground
route between island and mainland is a comment by
Sarasota County's emergency management chief. He
said that the safest way off the barrier islands without
question was a tunnel.
Build the approaches 20 or so feet above the wa-
ter, he said, and you won't have to worry about storm
surges during hurricanes. In fact, the only problem with
a tunnel is the same conundrum that bridges have -
getting to it through low-lying surrounding streets is a
challenge in heavy rains.
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Global warming and its attendant sea level rise has
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As you may know, fossil-fuel emissions of cars,
power plants and other energy sources cause a deple-
tion of the ozone layer high above Earth. The ozone
layer shields the planet from sunlight: less ozone, more
sun and more heat.
More heat, more melting of the polar ice caps.
More ice cap melting, more water freed into the
Earth's oceans.
More water, higher sea levels.
Higher sea levels, more coastal flooding.
And for those of us on barrier islands like Anna
Maria, that spells trouble.
"During the last ice age (18,000 years ago) tempera-
tures averaged five degrees Celsius colder than today, and
sea level was 100 meters lower," according to a 1992
Sarasota Bay National Estuary Program report.
"The Florida Gulf Coast was located 130-160 ki-
lometers west of what is now the mouth of Tampa
Bay, and the climate in Florida at the time was de-
scribed as similar to the present climate in North
Carolina," the report continues.
By extrapolating the rise in sea level from the
1950s, conservative estimates indicate that the "mean
higher high water" by the year 2020 will be six inches
above what it is today, and by the year 2065 the water
will be about 14 inches above today's high tide.
The maps for the Island based on that flooding are
pretty graphic and, if the predictions are accurate, we're
going to have a much skinnier Island in 50 years or so.
But some scientists refute those findings. They say the
melting of the polar ice caps is just a blip in the global
scheme of things and that the trend isn't really a trend.
Those naysayer scientists got a thump on the head
earlier this month. A study that included 46 years of
data in the Arctic revealed that melting of ice there is
not just a normal climate variation, but is indeed a re-
sult of greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere.
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annually is about 14,000 square miles. To help bring
that number into perspective, the total land mass of
Florida is a little more than 54,000 square miles. To say
that the shrinking ice in the Arctic is a lot is pretty much
a gross understatement.
"This strongly suggests that the observed decrease
in northern hemisphere sea ice is related to human-
caused global warming," the scientific team wrote. By
the way, the computer analysis indicates that there is a
.1 percent chance that the whole 46-year trend could
have occurred during normal, natural conditions.
Seems pretty conclusive to me. Those of you liv-
ing in the middle of the Island may some day have
waterfront property to hand down to your children and
grandchildren.

Words to die for
Words are a big part of my life, obviously, and if
you're reading this the use of letters is probably pretty
important to you, too. Unfortunately, though, we some-
times get mired in sentences and paragraphs to the
point we can't get ourselves out sorta like what I
was able to do to this sentence.
As The Islander goes to press Tuesday, our astute
proofreader pores over each of the pages in a valiant
attempt to catch the misspellings and gaffes that invari-
ably occur in any writing. We really try to get it all
spelled right and use the right word or phrase in the
right spot, but with 18,000 words or so per newspaper
it isn't always possible to be perfect.
And almost every week we hear a cackle coming
from our final proofreader as he catches a good goof. It
always makes me cringe, because usually it means he's on
to a blunder of my making. Take last week, for instance,
where I used "auger" the drilling device instead of
"augur," which is a kind of prediction or omen.
Or the time he caught another reporter in a food
article recommend using "hole olives" in a recipe.
Some of you are reading with the goal of catching
our mistakes, too. We got a note from a reader last
week that a mention of someone having a part in a play
"fit him to a tea" wasn't quite right the correct
phrase and spelling is "fit to a T," with the "T" refer-
ring to a British abbreviation of "tittle," which means
taking something to its finest point. For those of you
really into minutia, a tittle is also what the little dot on
top of the letter 'i" is called.
But William Brinkley has to take the prize as com-
ing up with the worst sentence of the millennium in his
book, "The Last Ship." Here it is, but I've got to warn
you that if you are faint of heart, don't read it:
"Before Lieutenant Girard came to me today I sat
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Redfish biting grapefruit at Rod & Reel Pier


By Capt. David Futch
Islander Reporter
Here's a good fish story.
A fisherman walked out on the Rod & Reel Pier last
week and promptly put a piece of grapefruit on his line.
Another angler turned to him and said, "You're not
going to catch anything using that."
In a couple of hours the man caught a half dozen
redfish, sending folks scurrying around Anna Maria
Island looking for fruit.
In other action at the Rod & Reel folks caught
snook and mackerel and the bonita were running wild.
One lucky fisherman caught a 15-pound kingfish.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said off-
shore grouper fishing is outstanding. The grouper have
moved in close, as they will do this time of year. Em-
ployee Matt Bowers said he went out 18 miles and
caught some keepers and was busted off a couple of
times by some hogs. But you don't have to go out that
far this time of year, Lowman said. You can catch
keeper grouper in water eight to 10 miles out. Just work
any ledge you come across. The grouper will be there.

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in my cabin, renewedly disturbed, if but faintly so,
more nagging than acute, from a cause undetermined,
imprecise in nature, a captain's sense of recent origin
of a certain restiveness abroad on the ship; giving rise
in turn to an apprehension, if still not one of major
force, or unduly pressing, seeming to intensify as the
days went by, and though suddenly of a conversation
of three months or so ago, on another sea."
Phew! Talk about backing into a sentence!

Sandscript factoid
The Port of Tampa handles more phosphate than
any other port in the world 27 million tons worth in
1996. Tampa is also the largest tonnage port in Florida,
moving more cargo than the other 12 ports in the state.
More than 4,000 ships a year visit the port, about 11
ships a day.


Carl Shaner at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle
said things have been slow. "People are out Christmas
shopping, I guess."
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
people are catching flounder in the Manatee River and
in Tampa Bay. If you're not catching anything, go see
Dave at the Crab House. Dave has Apalachicola oys-
ters and softshell crab as good as any you'll find. The
Crab House entrance is right across the street from the
Bradenton Yacht Club.
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez reporting for
Capt. Zack on the Dee-Jay II said he slayed flounder
to five pounds in 35 feet of water off Longboat Key.
Catches of 20 to 30 flounder were common. Zack also
caught grouper and mangrove snapper offshore. Snook,
redfish and trout were landed inside, while pompano
were caught in deep grass.
Annie's also said Capt. Sam Kimball had excel-
lent offshore bottom fishing for gag and red grouper.
Sam also caught mangrove snapper to seven pounds,
banded rudderfish, bonita, triggerfish and porgies on
frozen threadfin herring and live pinfish.
Capt. Tom Chaya of Dolphin Dreams out of
Captain's Marina in Holmes Beach said he's been
catching snook and some reds. Here's a reminder:
Snook season closes Dec. 15 so if you can get one by
midnight, take him home.
Capt. Rick Gross who docks next to Chaya has
been doing about the same, catching snook and redfish.
Capt. Glenn Corder on the charterboat Deep
South has been tearing the grouper up. He's also lead-
ing his people to mangrove snapper and other bottom
dwellers.
Capt. Justin Moore on the Primadonna II out of
Cortez said there are cobia and bonita off the beach,
pompano are showing up pretty good, redfish are
around the docks along with sheepshead, and big trout
are laying in shallow water in the bay.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip Tide at Captain's
Marina caught gags and red grouper and mangrove
snapper.
Capt. Keith Barnett on the Non-Compete at


Linesiders line up for fishers
Capt. Justin Moore of the charter boat Primadonna
II holds a 39-inch snook caught on eight-pound test
line by Bill Dehn, left, of Davidsonville, Md. Dehn
then caught a 36-inch linesider, while he said his
father was left to watch in amazement. Islander
Photo: Courtesy Meredith Headings
Galati's said he caught a nice gag grouper in Southwest
Channel between Egmont and Passage keys using a
gold bomber and a No. 3 planer.
Capt. Curt Morrison on the Neva-Miss has been
offshore so much his wife said the only way she knows
he lives there is because his clothes are lying around.
Capt. Curt said he's catching gags to 34 inches. That's
a 20 pounder. He said he used live pinfish about 15
miles out in 65 feet of water. He's also catching floun-
der to 18 inches about 11 miles out in 55 feet of water
using cut bait and live shrimp. There's still a lot of
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Toys to contemplate this

Christmas season
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but everybody wants Pokemon."
Jessica O'Brien is a second grader who wants a
cash register where she can keep her money. "I want
a Hawaiian skirt and a lei because my mom used to
live in Hawaii. My grandma said she could teach me
the hula."
Marley Averbach is in third grade in Kathy
Granstaad's class. "I want a puppy dog and a horse.
I'll ask my friend Monique to keep the horse because
she has one somewhere. And I want a Furby, some
Harry Potter books and a Fingernail Fun Set."
Zack Geeraerts is a third grader who loves to
play sports. "I want some CCM hockey ice skates
and shoulder pads and new hockey gloves. I don't
want Pokemon. It's stupid."
Geeraerts' friend Ben Murphy also wants
hockey gear like red gloves and hip pads and a new
helmet and Harry Potter books and an iguana.
Nicole Carbone wants a Furby because it can
talk and Harry Potter books because they're like
fairy tales, and a puppy.
Tiffany Heiss said she likes the white Furby with
brown stripes and is hoping for a baby iguana and
the game Operation and Nintendo Zelda whatever
that is.
Liz Matney said all she wants for Christmas is to
see her mom. "I don't know what my dad got me.
They're all wrapped up."
Nick Smith wants compact discs by the rock
band 98 Degrees and. the band In Synch, a soccer
ball, Puma soccer cleats and new Nike shoes.
Cory Boak said he hopes Santa brings him
hockey roller blades, Sega Dreamcast and Pokemon
cards and stuff.
Toys have come a long way since the yo-yo was
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http://home.earthlink.net/-dougdowling/ www.mikenormanrealty.com email: mnorman@gate.net





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PANORAMIC VIEW of Tampa Bay from this hexagon shaped Anna ISLAND RETREAT on Anna Maria Island. Savor the beauti-
Maria Island residence. This fantastic custom-built home features a ful sunsets from your own deck. Just steps to the beach, this
wrap-around porch, beach, fireplace and wood floors. $469,000. 3BR home is in a great location. $259,900. Sandy Drapala
Jeanette Rampone 747-3364 or e-mail: Jram1207@aol.com. R38938 794-3354 or Kathy Marcinko 252-1618. R40351


WATERFRONT
TRADITIONAL WILLIAMSBURG RESIDENCE with river frontage.
5,490 +/- sq.ft., double entry doors, many built-ins, marble floorings,
granite counter tops. Circular brick drive and guest house.
$2,800,000. Sandy Drapala 252-1632 or Kathy Marcinko 252-1618.
ONCE IN A RARE while a home such as this will appear on the mar-
ket. A custom-built sixteen room executive home overlooking Sarasota
Bay with stunning kitchen and incredible master suite. Guarded com-
munity. $950,000. Bob and Penny Hall 749-5981. R39871
TROPICAL RIVERFRONT HIDEAWAY Private setting with over
200 ft. on the Manatee River. Charming 1950's home with lots of
glass overlooking panoramic sunset views. $375,000. Sandy
Drapala 794-3354 or Kathy Marcinko 252-1619. R41033


MAINLAND
ELEGANT TWO-STORY POOL RESIDENCE 5BR/4.5B, 4,327
+/- sq.ft., oak floors throughout. Large family room with fireplace over-
looks brick patio and pool. Circular driveway and separate entrance
to two-car garage. $499,000. Don Lewis 746-3200. R40214
THE IDEAL FAMILY HOME on a corner lot in Northwest neighbor-
hood. 4BR/2B and nearly 3,000 sq.ft. Large family room with fire-
place. Great pool area. $199,000. Julie DeSear 794-3041. R40896
WEST BRADENTON HOME 3BR/2B plus den, tile kitchen floor,
large master suite, new carpet, above ground pool. Well main-
tained with great curb appeal. Quiet neighborhood convenient to
shopping. $110,000. Don Lewis 746-3200. R40765


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Designed with distinction, this one-year-old
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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-
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Cruisin'
Islander staff member Elaine Stroili and Dr. Judy Korn of Bradenton cruise to the Bahamas aboard the
Carnival Fantasy Cruise Ship. They shared The Islander with cruisers from all over the United States and
hoped to have their photo published in time to send to "moms" for the holidays.


Between deer
Jeff Hancock of
Anna Maria Island
and hunting
buddies Big Bill,
Jackie and Richard
enjoy The Islander
while taking a
break from hunting
deer in Kentucky.


Kroboth & Helm Mortgage Company, Inc
Fast, Flexible and Always Personal.
r > Low Rates
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All loans are subject to credit and property approval. Program terms
and conditions are subject to change without notice.


,", 2803 Gulf Drive Live in
paradise in your "Key
S West" style island home.
-'I I .. 2BR/2BA, sparkling
white shell yard, lush
tropical landscaping. An
opportunity to have a
beachhouse of your own. Priced to sell at :EU


6700 Holmes Blvd.
X-MAS DUPLEX Excel-
lent condition, two blocks
to gorgeous beach. 2BR/
2BA each side with extra
9 ft. by 22 ft. room. A
must see! I

208 81st Street
ATTRACTIVE LOCATION
on large lot. 1BR/1BA
with fireplace and Florida
room, 2BR/1BA with
garage. Needs some
TLC. I n


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ONE OF A KIND!
Gulffront lot on a quiet dead-end street! There are
no more like this! For sale by owner. 31st St. and
Ave. F. $399,000. 778-4523 or 800-977-0803.


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It's a mystery
Who is that reading The Islander in front of a
monument to the whale that swam up the Aura River
in Turku, Finland? Holmes Beach resident Deborah
Heger, a Longboat Key town employee, said she
found the big fin irresistable.



Horseshoe winners
Winners in the Dec. 8 horseshoe games were
George Landraitis of Holmes Beach and Ron
Pepka of Anna Maria. Runners-up were Herb
Puryear and Bill Starrett, both of Anna Maria.
Winners in the Dec. 11 games were John
Crawford of Bradenton and Landraitis. Runners-
up were Chris McNamara and Jim Spencer, both
of Holmes Beach.
The weekly contests get under way every
Wednesday and Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria
City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive. There are no
membership fees and everyone is welcome.


DON & KAREN SCHRODER, REALTORS
SECLUDED CONDO
Just across your private '
bridge and down by the bay ., -
rests this fresh and bright -
2BR/2BA, six-year-young t 'P
unit. Two screened porches,
one with a view of the pool.
Under-building parking for two cars. Its mid-island location is
close to shopping and the beach, making it perfect for per-
sonal or investment usage. Florida-contemporary furniture is
also available for sale for a quick move-in to enjoy the island
lifestyle immediately! $129,000.

IGULFSTREAM
W 41-7 REALTY
941-778-2200


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


LOOK FOR OUR VACATION RENTALS ON THE WEB
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REALTOR /CRS
778-5059


BAY PALMS Southern expo-
sure and a screened lanai over-
looking nice canal enhances
this 3BR/2BA home with two-
car garage. $249,900. IB41524
JUST REDUCED! Watch the
sunsets from this totally redeco-
rated 2BR/2BA and den. Up-
close view of the Gulf from the
living room, den and balcony.
Heated pool, tennis. Now priced
at $325,000. IB40602


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


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924-9000
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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.

FITNESS FLYER EXCERSISE machine, very light use,
$75. Smith Corona Coronomatic electric typewriter in
electric typewriter in excellent condition, $35. 778-4029.


OPEN HOUSE SAT & SUN 1-4PM
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MAGNIFICENT SUNRISES-BREATHTAKING VIEW
of Tampa Bay and Sunshine Skyway Bridge. Recently built bayfront
home can be either two 2BR/2BA duplexes or a 4BR/4BA single
family residence. Open floor plan with identical amenities on both
levels. Luxury features throughout. Elevator takes you from ground
level, indoor pool/Jacuzzi to both floors above. Includes deep-
water dock and davits. TRULY. A MUST SEE! Asking $749,000.
John/Karen Zirzow after hours 778-9171, or office 753-1620.

W SAND PEBBLE REALTY INC.


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!

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

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

WILL SACRIFICE, Breath of Spring mink jacket and
Autumns Haze mink stole. Best offer, 778-4683.

SONY FIVE-DISC CD player and Sony tape deck.
$25 each. Call 779-0059 or 779-0010.

TWO SWIVEL ROCKERS, upholstered in rose-pink.
$75 for the pair. 778-0229 after 5pm.

BROTHER MULTIFUNCTION MACHINE: fax, printer,
copier, scanner, pcfax, message center. Original 1999
price $260. For sale $70. Flatbed scanner $25. 778-7235.

MACINTOSH SE SUPERDRIVE. Granddaddy to the
Imac. System 7.0, four mg ram, floppy drive,
keyboard, mouse, Microsoft word version 5.1. Great
for word processing or as a giant paper weight. $45
or best offer. Call Elaine at 778-7978.

FOUR-SECTIONAL solid color sofabed with one
side, corner, end piece and lamp. Excellent condition.
$135. 778-9710.

MAYTAG HEAVY-DUTY STACKABLE washer/dryer.
$300 cash only. 778-4541.




SYIA M\/ARNIE
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HYour Guide to Gulf Coast Living
If waterfront and "island-
style" living appeal to you,
talk with Sylvia Marnie
today. Originally from
Britain, Sylvia is a Realtor-
Associate with Michael
Saunders & Company, she can help you make your
dream a reality with her unsurpassed dedication
and knowledge of the area.
Find out about:
Property values & Current Market Information
CALL: (941) 920-1562
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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.

MOVING SALE, SATURDAY, Dec. 18, 8am-noon.
Everything from potted plants to household goods.
No clothing. 523 72nd St.

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, Dec. 17&18, 9am until
whenever. Household items and much more. 2310
Ave. B, Bradenton Beach.

SATURDAY, Dec. 18, 8am-noon. Many people,
many things. 526 56th St., Holmes Beach.

SATURDAY, DEC. 18. Christmas items, plants,
shrubs, furniture and housewares. 3703 5th Ave.,
Holmes Beach. Seacrest II, end of cul-de-sac.


ST. JUDE'S NOVENA. May the sacred heart of
Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and preserved
throughout the world now and forever. Sacred heart
of Jesus pray for us. Saint Jude works miracles, pray
for us. Saint Jude help of the hopeless pray for us.
Say this prayer nine times a day for nine days. By the
8th day your prayer will be answered. It has never
been known to fail. Publication must be promised.
Thank you St. Jude. S. Nole, A&S. Oberhofer.

FIND GREAT DEALS on everything ... in The
Islander Bystander, 778-7978.







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ANN HARMON
The only Accredited
Residential Manager
on Anna Maria Island


2501 Gulf Drive,
Bradenton Beach
www.oldfloridarealty.com
gussie@ix.netcom.com
800 778-9599
941 778-6849


RESIDENTIAL OPEN DAILY 804 Gladiolus
NEW 4BR/3BA GULFVIEWS, upgrades, extras, shaft for eleva-
tor, decks, 2,400 sq. ft. area and three-car garage/storage. $445,000.
TWO VILLAS WITH HEATED CAGED POOL. 4BR/2BA each with
2,006 sq. ft. living area. $440,000. May sell sepaaltly at $227,900 each.
CHOICE ISLAND LOT 9,700 sq.ft., $108,000.
LARGE BAYVIEW LOT. Boat slip. 90 by 132 feet. $149,500.
WILDEWOOD 2BR/2BA, 1700 model Enclosed lanai. $110,000.
PINEBROOK 2BR/2BA, golf, glassed lanai. First floor. $98,900. Ask for Bob.
RIVER OAKS 2BR/2BA, waterfront, boat dock, pool. $88,000.
COMMERCIAL
STYLING SALON Eight stations. Great location. $39,000 OBO.
LOT C-2 Zoning.Walk to Gulf beach $150,000.
HISTORIC BRIDGE STREET 2,400 sq. ft., three stores, 150 ft.
to Sarasota Bay. Can add to size. Developing area. $355,000.
27 APARTM'IEN'TS and home in Bradenton with potxl. Ask for Roni or Jane.

VACATION/SEASONAL/ANNUAL RENTALS
SEE CLASSIFIED ADl
5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
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BEST HOLIDAY GIFT: Wheels! Moped, Tomos 1995
Targa model, 2600 miles, runs excellent. $650,792-4274.


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

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

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.

23 FOOT PRO-LINE, 1996 231 walk-around. 1996 225
hp Johnson Outboard. Loaded, excellent condition.
Kept on boat lift since new. $25,000. 941-778-7091.

10 FOOT ZODIAC 1992 inflatable. $250. 941-
778-7091.

INSHORE AND NEARSHORE sport fishing. Captain
Justin Moore aboard the Primadona II. Half day or full
day. 778-6983 or cell, 720-6408.

17' CHRIS CRAFT. 1989 inboard/outboard with
brand new motor. Depth finder and other accesso-
ries. Lets talk and make a reasonable offer. 778-5924
or 778-7734.


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

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

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.

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

REAL ESTATE SALES associate needed. Busy of-
fice in the right location. Please call Robin at 778-
7244. Gulf Bay Realty.

FRONT DESK CLERK for busy office. Saturday
and Sunday 10am-2pm mandatory. Minimum eight
hours a week. Must be able to deal with the public
and phones. Will train. $7. per hour. Position avail-
able from January 8th to May 6th. Runaway Bay
Condominiums, 778-0000.


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T-shirts $10 & Diner Mugs $7.50


GENERAL OFFICE STAFF and cashier. Computer
knowledge helpful. Apply in person. Island Marine,
412 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.

NOW HIRING, GRECIAN Searoom wait staff. $4 an
hour plus tips. Dishwashers also needed. Please
apply in person at 5610 Gulf of Mexico Drive,
Longboat Key. 383-0013. Retirees welcome.

TEACHERS, CDAs, COUNSELORS and volunteers
needed at the Anna Maria Island' Community
Center's after-school program. 25 hours a week,
Monday thru Friday. Must be willing to be a team
player in an exciting positive environment. Will pay
$7-9, depending on experience and education. Any-
one interested please call Maggie at 778-1908.

HOUSEKEEPERS, full and part/time. Good pay,
good tips. Call 779-0010 at Tradewinds Resort. Now
accepting applications.



MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, mulching,
trimming, 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.






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This enchanting 2BR/1BA vintage hideaway is located
across the street from the gorgeous Gulf of Mexico and
within easy walking distance of restaurants and shopping.
Amenities include original knotty-pine paneling, updated
kitchen and bath, oversize, fully fenced lot, zoned R3, and
more! Only $179,900. Hurry! This one won't last!











GULFVIEW CH/ARMJE
This inviting, meticulously maintained and updated
2BR/2BA home offers panoramic views of the sparkling
Gulf of Mexico from the spacious sundeck and many
interior windows. Amenities include cheerful Mexican
tile floors, cozy kitchen with tile backsplash and conve-
nient breakfast bar opening onto the comfy living room,
self-contained office, oversized double-car garage,
brick paved driveway, plus security and sprinkler sys-
tems! Only steps to beach and charming Bridge Street!
Priced to sell at $229,900! What a deal!

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DUPLEX YOUR INCOME with this 2BR/1BA, 1 BR/1 BA
duplex that is just a short walk to the beach. Each side
has a spacious, vinyl-enclosed porch. Side A has ce-
ramic tile floor, carport and 10-by-10 foot storage room.
Large lot with several citrus trees and tropical plants.
$218,000. Call Zee Catanese 794-8991 eves.


CORNER LOT Choice setting approximately 135 steps
to the beach and approximately 75 ft. by 100 ft. Recent
survey available. Owner is real estate broker.
.$185,000. Call Carol Williams 744-0700 eves.
BRADENTON
LAKEBRIDGE A lovely 2BR/2BA condo with many
upgrades. Florida room, eat-in kitchen, glass enclosed
porch, garage. Pergo and ceramic tile floors through-
out. Delightful fenced enclosed L-shaped courtyard for
gardening. A must see! $117,900. Call Zee Catanese
794-8991 eves.



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5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
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Quality home repair and maintenance
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Island References and Insured
Painting Drywall *Tile Doors Screens Etc...

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


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Mobile Detailing: Autos Boats RVs
Exterior and Interior Services Availablel 778-1924


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


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^ Photography and Custom Framing
Weddings Beach Portraits
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$750

5404 Marina Drive Island Shopping Center,
Holmes Beach 778-7978


HAVING A MAC ATTACK? Call for help with Mac or
PC. Training, internet, hardware selection and instal-
lation. Call Ed, 778-2553.

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.

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

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

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.

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

RESIDENTIAL CLEANING, weekly, bi-weekly and
monthly schedules. Call today for a free estimate.
Licensed and bonded. 792-7613.

ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
advertising!


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

CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING & MAINTENANCE 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. Senior discount.
Call 778-2581 or 713-0676.

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.

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.


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,
interior and exterior, 35 years experience, 30 year
resident. Your satisfaction is guaranteed. 794-8844.

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

JAMES MELANSON PAINTING interior, exterior,
pressure cleaning. 11-year island resident, 33 years
experience. 779-1463.

YOUR CARPENTER, QUALITY assured, productive,
reasonable. 35 years experience. Excellent refer-
ences. Skip Enright, 723-0267 or cell, 504-3869.


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.

CLEAN, BRIGHT, BEAUTIFUL, 2BR/1BA annual
unfurnished. Great neighborhood, close to beach.
Available now, a must see. $725 month, first, last,
security. 778-9798 or 704-3171.

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.

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.

ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 2BR/2BA canal home with open
view. $1,100 month plus utilities and $500 security. 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.


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BEACHFRONT RENTAL Holmes Beach, (near
Shells Restaurant) 2BR/1 BA. Rates: Winter, $1,200
per month, summer $850 per month. Call (813) 264-
0639 or (334) 988-8760.

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

BRADENTON BEACH, 1-2BR furnished, newly
renovated with balconies and magnificent views on
Gulf of Mexico. Weekly, monthly, seasonal. 941-
778-4555.
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.
AVAILABLE NOW, 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.
SEASONAL RENTAL Jan., April. $1,100 plus tax.
1BR turnkey apartment, close to beach and heated
pool. 778-4499.
SEASONAL GULFFRONT 2BR apartment, com-
pletely equipped. Sun deck, stunning beach, charm-
ing interior. Rare opportunity, affordably priced. No
pets. 778-3143.
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.
SURF SIDE 2BR/1BA. Annual, $900 per month plus
security deposit. Available now. 792-2779.
GULFVIEW SEASONAL RENTAL, 2BR/1BA with all
the amenities. Available Jan., Feb. and Mar., $2,000
month. 105 34th St., 778-1747.
SEASONAL, 5400 Gulffront condo. 2BR/2BA, heated
pool. Vacation/seasonal condos, villas, homes, effi-
ciencies. Call for rates and times available. Annual
waterfront, 2BR/2BA, heated pool, tennis and club-
house. T. Dolly Young Real Estate, 941-778-0807 or
800-956-0807. E-mail:tdolly@bhip.infi.net,
tdollyyoungrealestate.com.
LAST MINUTE CANCELLATION, available March
2000. Upstairs, 1000 sq. ft. 2BR/1BA. Walk to beach,
furnished, inside laundry. $400 weekly, or $1,500
monthly. Call Maria at 778-5908. Taking reservations
for next season.
EFFICIENCY APARTMENT, two blocks from beach,
newly redecorated, utilities included. Prefer seasonal
rental. Furnished. 727-466-0666.
1BR APARTMENT, unfurnished, two blocks from
beach. Yearly rental. 727-466-0666.


BEAUTIFUL GULFFRONT VIEWS, 3BR/2BA, two
floors, tropical gardens, decks, 90 feet to Gulf. Janu-
ary to April, $3,000 month, $1,000 week. 778-0990.
2BR/2BA home with Gulf views, full garage and great
office. $1,600 per month annual, $2,500 season.
Minimum three months. Robert, 778-8340.
2BR/2BA ANNUAL DUPLEX. Steps to the beach. $700
month, water, sewer, cable included. Call 795-2915.
FISHERMAN'S DREAM LOCATED at marina. 1BR/
1BA seasonal. Dockage or ramp available. $750
month includes utilities. No pets. 778-1086.
GULFFRONT PRIVATE BEACH. Seasonal 1BR/
1BA. Turnkey. $1,200 month. 778-1086.
BAYFRONT APARTMENT. 1BR/1BA unfurnished.
Dock privileges. 109 13th St., Bradenton Beach. No
pets. $600 with $300 deposit. 322-2101.
VERY CUTE 2BR/1 BA unit. Walking distance to the
beach. Available now. New appliances, ceramic tile
and carport. Washer/dryer provided. $675. 795-7089.
1BR/1BA DUPLEX in Holmes Beach area available for
Christmas and New Year's. One block to beach and
shopping. Washer/dryer, cable. $400 week. 778-8498.
MILLENIUM SPECIAL, 3BR spacious home close to
beach. Updated, turnkey furnished. January only.
$1,200. Call 779-2131, leave message.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB. Direct Gulffront 2BR/
2BA available first two weeks of January 2000.
Frank, 716-454-7434.
SEASONAL 2BR/1BA, hops to the beach. Cute cot-
tage behind 3001 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach. Furnished
$1,100 month or yearly unfurnished $700 month.
727-381-4425.



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

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

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,
fireplace. 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.

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.
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Yvonne Higgins REALTOR
Call me to find the
BEST PROPERTIES ON THE ISLAND
Homes Investments Condos 1 -


778-2246


"Professional Excellence"
Residential-Commercial Interior & Exterior
Serving the Islands since 1969. 778-5594 After 5 Call
Licensed and Insured 778-3468

RICK BOYCE CONSTRUCTION
From the smallest repairs to major overhaul ...
I do it all and you SAVE.
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Custom Wall Finishing Interior/Exterior
25 Yrs Experience Cell 650-7871 Eves 778-9506


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Move-ins Move-outs
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Owner/Operator Fax: (941) 794-1089



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SEASIDE STYLE VILLAGE on Longboat Key. Steps
to white sand beach. Casual coastal living. 27 single-
family homes from $425,000. Call Conrad Beach,
941-387-9595.

PERICO BAY CLUB, furnished 2BR/2BA condo.
Great views of estuary and bay. Second floor, open
kitchen. Asking $125,000. Call Marilyn Trevethan,
Island Real Estate, 941-778-6066.

PERICO BAY CLUB, 1,100 sq. feet. Turnkey fur-
nished, Florida style, second floor 2BR/2BA condo .
Priced to sell at $111,900. Call Marilyn Trevethan,
Island Real Estate, 941-778-6066.

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.



SWAGNE REALTY
VW YOUR HOMETOWN REALTOR ESTABLISHED 1939


Vacation Rentals
HOMES CONDOS RESORT
GOLF COURSE COMMUNITIES
800 211-2323 941 778-2246
RUNAWAY BAY RESORT
800 346-7340 941 778-0000


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


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 lo-
cated 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.

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.
CANAL FRONT HOME on Key Royale. 3BR/2BA,
two-car garage, pool, 15,000 lb. boat lift on deep-
water canal. House completely updated and reno-
vated. $309,000. 941-915-2432 or 941-545-6821.
NORTH HOLMES BEACH, large 2BR/1BA, fully
updated, new kitchen and bath with dock.
$189,000. 795-0413.
TURNKEY GULFVIEW DUPLEX for sale by owner.
2BR/1BA each side, $279,000. 105 34th St.,
778-1747.



YES, it is possible...
to buy or sell real estate
A ,t without Denise Langlois.
It's just harder!
Call Denise today for
Info on homes, condos
or duplexes and
put her to work for you!
941-778-0766 Ext. 212
fl.living.net/realtor/1078985



LANGLOIS
REALTOR


BUY OWNER, CLEAN Holmes Beach beauty. 2BR/
2BA home, one-car garage. Large back porch, large
indoor laundry room/office. Lot size 75x100. Fenced
yard, nicely landscaped, new roof, kitchen. Must see.
941-956-8999 or 778-5868.
LARGE GROUND FLOOR 2BR/2BA one story con-
dominium, carport adjacent. Manatee at 59th
Street, Bradenton. Tennis, pool, golf courses
nearby. Completely furnished. Low 60's. Private.
792-2093 or 792-5434.
HOW TO ADVERTISE
DEADLINE: MONDAY NOON for Wed. publication.
UP to 3 line 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 information: 778-7978.
EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY All real estate
advertising herein is subject to the Fair Housing
Act, which makes it illegal to advertise "any prefer-
ence, limitation or discrimination based on race,
color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or
national origin, or intention to make any such pref-
erence, limitation or discrimination." Familial status
includes children under age of 18 living with par-
ents or legal custodians, pregnant women and
people securing custody of children under 18. This
newspaper will not knowing accept any advertising
for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our
readers are hereby informed that all dwellings ad-
vertised in this newspaper are available on an
equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimina-
tion call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777, for the
hearing impaired (TDD) 1-800-543-8294.



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Bill Alexander (Broker-Owner) 778-0900 Lynn Hostetler (Broker-Owner) 778-4442
Ed Oliveira ................ 778-1751 Ken Rickett ........... ; ... 778-3026
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THE ISLANDER 0 DEC. 15, 1999 0 PAGE 15-B .


GULFFRONT SHOWCASE
Directly on Gulf beach, this
newer 3BR has plantation, shut-
ters, Anderson windows, solid
." oak spiral staircase, two-car
garage. Wood deck overlooks
white sandy beach. Enjoy beau-
tiful sunsets over the Gulf. Quai-
102 31st St. Holes Beach ity and beauty throughout.
Reasonably Priced!
$695,000n Better
Call Jane Tinswortli R.S. 0Olson Better
at 795-3000 Real Estate, Inc. ItW IniMe


OPEN HOUSE
Wednesday & Sunday 1-4 Weekly!

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Key West North 1201 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach
Four new 2BR/2BA condos! Heated pool with tanning
deck, covered and lighted parking, secured and el-
evated. Also features satellite TV, two balconies, hur-
ricane shutters, elevator and two staircases, central
vacuum, marble baths. Only steps form the beach.
Call Ed Smith, GRI, Realtor
0 *I UIy. 795-4522

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Mary Ann Schmidt Helen White
OFF-ISLAND POOL HOME
3BR/2BA family home. Palma Sola area. Caged pool,
nicely landscaped, very good condition. $124,900.
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.
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-c ar garage. Holmes Beach. $750,000.
WESTBAY POI _'S
2BR/ CONTRACT PENDING heated
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SABAL PALMS CONDO
2BR/1.5BA furnished condo. Westside, convenient to
everything. Pool and clubhouse. Close to golf. $59,900.








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ANNUAL RENTALS
3BR/2BA townhouse, two-car garage, pool $1,400 muo.
308 63rd Street 2BR/2BA duplex, garage $800 mo.
San Remo 2BR/IBA $750 muo.
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WATERFRONT
HOMES:

511 Loquat ................... $699,000
613 Ivanhoe Lane ......... $675,000
726 Key Royale Dr........ $649,000
520 58th Street..... ...... $619,000
4915 Gulf Drive ...........$569,000
516 75th Street............. $539,000
621 Ivanhoe Lane .......... $525,000
407 20th Place ............ $479,000
527 72nd Street............ $399,000
221 Bird Key Dr........... $425,000
517 64th Street............. $362,000
525 68th Street .................. $339,900
701 North Shore Dr. ..NEW $293,000
507 69th Street .........NEW $279,000
607 Emerald Lane ......... $279,000
237 Oak Ave ..................... $198,500

WATERFRONT
AND ISLAND CONDOS:

Gulf Place Condo ......... $329,995
Mariners Cove.......NEW $289,000
4706 61st Ave Dr ......... $250,000

ISLAND HOMES:
254 Gladiolus ................ $335,000
207 Periwinkle .............. $224,900
203 76th St ................ $219,900
2409 Avenue A (lot) ...... $199,000
455 62nd St ................. $77,900

DUPLEXES/TRIPLEXES
MULTI FAMILY PROPERTIES:

101 25th St ................ $549,000
107 75th St ................ $465,000
203 76th St .................. $219,900

MAINLAND:
2418 90th Street NW...... $3,195,000
938 Sandpiper Circle........... $125,500
882 Audubon .............. $111,900
1411 56th Street W ........ $79,500
8518 43rd Av.Dr.W. (Lot) .... $32,900

COMMERCIAL
PROPERTIES
812 No. Bay Blvd.... NEW $879,900
5704 Marina Drive ........ $399,000
310 Pine Ave................ $299,900
510 7th St E ................. $139,000

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BY EMILY COX AND HENRY RATHVON / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ


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29 Rotten egg
30 Jockey Eddie
Arcaro's
anagrammatic
motto
32 Hors d'oeuvre
cheese
33 Cartoon skunk
Le Pew
34 Masthead figs.
35 Queen's servants
36 King of comedy
37 Hole-making
bug
38 Fine subjects
39 Ulysses S.
Grant's
anagrammatic
advice regarding
hangovers


I l, f "y


43 Protectors from
splats
46 Cried "Yee-haw!"
47 Poetic
preposition
-18 Apoint in
Mexico
49 Song-and-dance
shows
50 Spree
51 Sternward
54 Artist Piet
Mondrian's
anagrammatic
epigram
57 Capitalist?
59 Congress-
thwarting move
60 Author Mae
Brown
61 Jackknife. e.g.
62 Farm prefix
63 Toothless
65 Kevin Costner's
anagrammatic
lament about his
videos
69 What Leary
tripped on
70 Wheel track
71 Sunshine in
Quebec
72 Babe Ruth, on
the Yankees
73 Intent
74 Without rocks
75 Sneaker bottoms
76 Carmen
Miranda's
anagrammatic
ballroom tip
80 What an ostiary
guards
81 Oxlike antelope
82 Footless critter


83 Stuff in a muffin
84 Slugger's stat
87 Greet with
old-fashioned
etiquette
88 Bath's county
89 Len Deighton's
anagrammatic
avowal oni
writing
93 Beatles'"--
Loser"
94 MacGraw's
namesakes
95 Any spider
96 Glaciated
mountain peak
97 Poet Denise
Levertov's
anagrammatic
urging
100 Tassellv hem
102 Blow up
103 I.et
104 Melt down, as
fat
105 "Sophie's
Choice" author
106 Helmet plumes
107 Lots and lots
DOWN
1 Have a hearth
2 Virgin
3 Domestic flights
-1 Ankles
5 Lllmann of
moviedom
6 Classic work of
Euclid
7 Trilled calls
8 Plantain lily
9 Bit of clowning
10 \Vhence the
word "troll"
11 Canadian prairie
tribe


12 Aye-aye
13 Many a lecturer
14 Setting for "Don
Pasquale"
15 Org. with a
much-quoted
journal
16 Lohster part
17 Coop flier
18 Rustic
sow-and-sows?
21 Like a Nosy
Parker
24 Maroon
27 Mudder fodder
31 Shade
32 B.B.'sbag
33 Prepare to he
shot
36 Quaker in the
woods
37 Carrierina
canal
38 Auteur's order
39 Bara the "vamp"
-40 Gad about
41 "It's move
12 Get a rise out of?
43 \\hine
pathetically
-I- Uhrban
transports
-15 Emulated
Iemosthenes
4(6 Composed
50 Rock's Bon --
51 Silky goat
52 Like fast
marches
53 Tots' w\\hels for
short
55 Psvchic shock
56 Oven ---
57 School door sign
58 Brit's accented
reply


61 Rational faith in
God
64 Put to the proof
65 withoutt letup
66 "Pure --"
(19t94 jazz
album)
(7 Drive out of
one's lane
68 Buff. so to speak
71 Grafting bud


73 Teen-y problem 83
74 Tariff 84
75 Alternately
76 Mocks 85
77 Foodstuff
78 How some
country stars 86
sing
79 Product of 88
erosroin S89
80 Trio abroad 90


Runs colorfully
Name in a Beach
Bovs title
In old show bi,.
he was no
dummy
Forward line
players, n soccer
Set straight
Singer Cara
Cupid's stock


91 Start
92 Like whose eyes,
in a Ben Jonson
verse?
94 Of planes and
flying
95 Say it's so
98 Alternate: Abbr.
99 Mvthical monster
101 Abhr. on a
boombox


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