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Skimming the news... Basketball season continues on the Island. See page 22.


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"The Best News on Anna Maria Island" SLANDERl Volume 8, no. 10, Jan. 19, 2000 FREE

New wildlife refuge, no humans allowed


Victor Dashiell's photo of the Anna Maria Historical Pier says it all, "The pier has gone to the birds." The pier restaurant closed in October after the tenant refused to
continue negotiations on a new lease and Mayor Chuck Shumard closed the pier to fishers and strollers in November citing liability issues. The city is seeking bids to
renovate the pier, which may not reopen for several months.


Holmes Beach shopping center approved


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Islanders will soon have a new.shopping center.
A 14,725-square-foot shopping center was approved
last week by the Holmes Beach City Commission. It will
be located at 3610 East Bay Drive, contiguous to the Anna
Maria Island Centre and abutting the Publix property.
Dave Gustafson of the engineering firm Zollar, Najar
and Schroyer presented the plan and said there will be
access from East Bay Drive via a turn lane as well as from
Sixth Avenue.
Shoppers will be able to travel from the new shopping
center to Publix and through to the Anna Maria Island
Centre without driving back onto East Bay Drive.
"At this point there are no tenants," Gustafson said.
"It's just an extension of the Anna Maria Island Centre.
All we're looking for is approval of general retail sales on
this site."
Commissioner Rich Bohnenberger asked why the site


Call it wishful thinking or a last-minute editing er-
ror, but the total amount of funds in the Anna Maria
Island Community Center's endowment account is not
$2 million.
Not even close.
While waiting for a return phone call with the ex-
act amount of funds in the Center's endowment ac-
count a fund enriched by $89,530 between Novem-
ber and December 1999 thanks to the $40,000 posted
as a matching-fund challenge by Chuck and Joey
Lester we plugged in a "pie-in-the-sky" figure,
namely $2 million.
Center Executive Director Pierrette Kelly called
later with the correct endowment fund total of
$420,457.51 but, the incorrect figure stayed on our


plan contains a stipulation that any use other than retail use
will require a special exception.
Assistant Public Works Supervisor Bill Saunders said
if a bar or restaurant that requires additional parking is
added, it must be approved by special exception.
City Attorney Patricia Petruff said there is a title dis-
pute between the center's developer, Benderson Develop-
ment Co., and the developers of the adjacent Publix super-
market.
"It would affect the southerly drive aisle and access
to the Publix site," Petruff said. "The Publix site plan made
certain representations based on what the company
thought it owned at the time. I don't think it's a problem,
but I wanted the commission to be aware of it."
Gustafson said he thought the dispute was resolved.
Mayor Carol Whitmore said the commission should
stipulate that the two parties agree to maintain the south-
erly drive aisle.
"The property issue only affects Publix," Saunders


cover when the pages went out to press.
Oops. It's been tough going over the past four
years to get the fund built to its present figure and we
regret misleading anyone into thinking the Center is
richly endowed. The present goal is to reach $1 million
in five years.
The Lesters established the fund for the Center and
through their generosity and impetus the fund's prin-
cipal now stands at $420,457.51.
The endowment principal, which remains un-
touched, is invested conservatively to earn interest and
eventually help sustain the Center's operating costs.
And so, the proverbial cash register rings a little
less this week, but at least we met this year's challenge
- and with $9,000-plus to boot.


said. "It will not reduce this site. All their documents are
in place."
Saunders said Benderson has agreed to install street
lights to match the city hall street lights, as Publix did.



Happenings

What's cooking ?
Pancake breakfast Saturday
The Roser Men's Club is sponsoring a pan-
cake brunch from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 22,
in the Fellowship Hall of Roser Memorial Com-
munity Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City.
It's "all you can eat" for $3, students $1.50
and children under 3 eat free. Details may be ob-
tained at 778-0414.
Polish dinner dance Saturday
A Polish dinner dance is planned at 6 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 22, at the Weismiller Activity Cen-
ter of St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor
Drive, Holmes Beach.
Reservations are required, through Nina
Compton at 778-3397 or Sheila Suarez at 778-
4769. A home-cooked dinner and live music are
on the program as part of the $12 admission.
Spaghetti dinner Saturday night
The Episcopal Church of the Annunciation
will serve a spaghetti dinner from 5 to 7 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 22, at the church, 4408 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach.
Tickets may be purchased in advance or at
the door for $4, children under 6 for $2. Details
are available at 778-1638.


Oops not so rich after all


Rare white pelicans abound.







PAGE 2 M JAN. 19, 2000 0 THE ISLANDER


Planners recommend against 75th Street rezone


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
The city should maintain all recreational land, re-
gardless of whether it's private or public, said Holmes
Beach planners last week.
Members of the planning commission recom-
mended denial of a request by Patrick and Angeline
Kabris, 101 75th St., to rezone a portion of their prop-
erty from Rec-1 private recreation/open space, to R-
2 two-family residential.
The lot in question is part of a parcel between 77th
and 75th streets that has been used for private parking,
recreation and beach access. The area is known as the
77th Street beach cabana and is owned by the Holmes
family.
According to documents submitted by the
Kabrises, their home in the R-2 zone encroaches on the
lot, causing it to be non-conforming. They purchased
the lot and are now seeking the rezone to get relief from
the non-conformity.
Planner Joe Kennedy asked about the history of the
property.
"It's been established as a recreational area since
1950," Chairman Sue Normand replied. "When the
developer built the Bay Palms subdivision he allegedly
asked Hugh Holmes Sr. if people purchasing homes
could use the beach front there."
The developer issued coupons to homeowners giv-
ing them rights to use the property, Normand said.
However, the coupons carried an expiration date and
they have all expired.
Surveyor Jeffrey Hostetler, representing the Kabrises,
said the lot is not part of the cabana club's existing park-
ing area and does not provide open access to the beach.
The parcel is privately owned, recreational land and the
parking lot is marked as private property.
"The documents say the only way to get relief is to
rezone it," Kennedy noted. "I would easily say that
more than half the property in Holmes Beach is non-
conforming. A rezone may not be necessary to do what
they intend to do. There are other remedies."
Kennedy noted that rezoning the lot could set a


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Owners seek rezone
Patrick and Angeline Kabris, 101 75th Street, Holmes Beach, requested that the city rezone a portion of their
property from Rec-1 -private recreation/open space, to R-2 two-family residential. The home sits on the
R-2 portion of the property. The portion between the home and the cement dividers is the Rec-1 portion of the
property. Islander Photo: Pat Copeland.


precedent for the remainder of the parcel.
"He has adequate property now to add a guest
house and a swimming pool without the rezone,"
Normand noted. "Why does he feel a rezone is neces-
sary? I see no real need for it. I have a problem with
taking any recreational space and rezoning it."
Hostetler said the use of the land has changed be-


Planners recommend approval of

beachfront development in Bradenton Beach


By Paul Roat
In the end, it all came down to soil composi-
tion. Sand, actually.
Bradenton Beach Planning and Zoning Board
members agreed that the type of sand in the 1400
block of Gulf Drive on the beach isn't anything
special and recommended two duplexes should
proceed to build on the property.
The soil issue came up when it was discovered
that the city's comprehensive plan and land devel-
opment maps indicated the lots were zoned as. a
preservation zone. City Planner Bill Brisson said
he believed the preservation designation was in
error, basing his belief on a mid-1980s soil study,
and recommended the development proceed.
"The land is given a designation that is not sup-
ported elsewhere in the city," Brisson said.
Brisson's assessment received concurrence
from City Attorney Alan Prather. "It appears the
preservation zone line is improperly placed on the
land use map," Prather told board members. "It
appears the soils on the site do not qualify for the
preservation designation."
Planners debated the issue for hours, obviously
torn on how to proceed. In fact, the final recom-
mendation for development to the city commission
stressed the board's "grave reservations" in its ac-
tion.
The board urged the city commission to look
/into "significant environmental or ecological im-
portance" of the area's sand dunes and to study
aerial maps and photographs to determine if there
really is a need to preserve the area from develop-
ment.
"Based on the evidence we've been pre-
sented, I believe it meets the criteria" for devel-
opment, Planning and Zoning Board Chair Bob
Dale said, "but I have reservations to recom-
mend it because I do not believe all the informa-


tion has been gathered."
"I have grave reservations on this," board
member Emily Anne Smith added. She said the
area where the project is proposed has a high sand
dune which protects that part of Gulf Drive from
flooding during storms, a sand dune which would
be breached if the duplexes are built.
Planners voted 4-1 to recommend the project,
with board member Pete Milazzo casting the nega-
tive. "I felt there was a reason why it was zoned
environmental," Milazzo said, "and I didn't feel
there was enough evidence brought to us to prove
it should be changed or that it was zoned in error."
Adding fuel to the debate was more than 40
letters from nearby residents opposed to the four
units being built. Many of the letters stressed as-
surances from Bermuda Bay sales staff that the
beachfront lots would never be built on.
The two lots are across the street from Ber-
muda Bay condominiums. Owner of the 1402-
1404 Gulf Drive address is Island Inc.; owner of
the 1410-1412 Gulf Drive site is Beach Develop-
ment.
"The developmental plans were approved for
each lot," development attorney Steve Thompson
told planners during the first meeting on the project
held in December, "and we received Florida De-
partment of Environmental Protection approval,
got the city's approval from [former Building Of-
ficial] Bill Sanders, and the permits were ready to
be picked up when new building official Roger
Titus said there was a problem with the compre-
hensive plan and the area was zoned as a preser-
vation district."
The planning and zoning board recommenda-
tion will be forwarded to the city commission for
final action. It's expected the matter will be the
subject of a special meeting and public hearing in
February.


cause the rights of others to use the property ended with
the expiration of the coupons.
Normand said the land is an environmentally sen-
sitive area that protects the beach with natural growth.
"Kabris is currently making application to the state
for a swimming pool," Hostetler said. "The state's view
is that it's not environmentally sensitive, but he
wouldn't be able to build out front in the beach area.
He can never project further out than his existing struc-
ture or forward of the coastal construction control line."
Kennedy asked what Kabris could build on the lot
if it remains Rec-1.
"I'd go so far as to say a recreational clubhouse,"
Hostetler replied. "He could also fence it off and deny
access to anyone and it wouldn't be open space any more."
Normand said the comprehensive plan makes no
distinction between privately owned and public recre-
ation lands.
In a letter to planners, however, City Attorney Jim
Dye noted that according to the city's comprehensive
plan, "the burden is on the city to provide and maintain
a system of parks, recreational facilities and open space
which meet the needs of city residents. A key phrase is
that the recreational facilities must be 'accessible to
permanent and seasonal residents.'
"While the city may take into account privately
owned recreational/open space properties in meeting
the city's needs, accessibility, in my view, is a signifi-
cant part of whether private land can be used to meet
the level of service standards"
Planners said the request does not meet the crite-
ria listed in the city's rezone checklist and violates sev-
eral goals and objectives in the city's comprehensive
plan under the elements of Recreation and Open Space,
Coastal and Conservation.
The planning commission's recommendation is
slated to go to the city commission at its next work
session Jan. 25.


Two businesses burglarized

in Holmes Beach
A burglar targeted two Holmes Beach businesses
on Jan. 13, but was only able to enter one of them.
The burglar attempted to enter Peaches Ice Cream
and Deli, 5318 Marina Drive, by trying to force the rear
door, but was unsuccessful. However the door, lock
and frame sustained damage.
The burglar then moved next door to Bay Area
Travel, 5816 Marina Drive, and was successful in en-
tering. The burger took cash from the travel agency
and left a tire iron in exchange.





























Political signs line the roads, but not the rights of way, in Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Susan Kesselring


The heat is on in Anna Maria


Anna Maria election candidates are preparing for
the Feb. 8 election by putting their names and cam-
paign promises in circulation by means of flyers, T-
shirts and campaign signs.
A large sampling of signs are at the city limit. Ac-
cording to Anna Maria's sign codes, campaign signs
can't be erected earlier than 45 days before the election
and must be removed within 15 days following the
election and may not be placed within or over the pub-
lic rights of way.
Director of Public Works Phil Chamock said signs
placed in the rights of way will be removed and stored at
the city maintenance facility adjacent to the old city jail.
While the number of signs is sure to increase as
election day approaches, three of the originally an-
nounced 15 candidates have dropped out of the race.
Nine candidates are running for commission and


three are seeking the mayor's post. Those who have
withdrawn from the commission race are Richard
DeFrank and Pam Buttocovla and mayoral candidate
Mike Appleton.
Profiles of the candidates will appear in the Jan. 26
edition of The Islander with a candidate forum sched-
uled the same evening.
A meet-and-greet session with the candidates begins
at 6:30 p.m. Voters are encouraged to submit questions at
the event on forms made available by the newspaper.
Anonymous or advance questions are not accepted.
The forum will begin at 7 p.m. with Islander Pub-
lisher Bonner Futch serving as moderate.
With an overflow crowd anticipated at city hall, the
event has been moved to the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. For
more information, call 778-7978.


THE ISLANDER 0 JAN. 19, 2000 N PAGE 3

Meetings

Anna Maria City
1/20, 7 p.m., Code Enforcement Board, CANCELED.
1/24,7:30 p.m., Planning, Zoning Board, CANCELED.
1/25, 7:30 p.m., Commission meeting.
1/26, Candidates' Forum, meet the candidates at 6:30
p.m., forum begins at 7 p.m, sponsored by The Islander,
at Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
778-0781.

Bradenton Beach
1/20, 1 p.m., Commission meeting. Agenda: removal
from table of property exchange at Bay Drive South and
Bridge Street, presentation on Florida Small Cities Com-
munity Development Block Grant, approval of letter of
intent for scenic highway program application, Grubbs
Construction post-disaster cleanup contract discussion,
banner request by Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation
Center for annual fundraiser, Manatee County Public Li-
brary request, consent agenda and public comment.
1/21, noon, Commission work session on administra-
tive procedures and liaisons.
1/24, 2 and 2:30 p.m., Commission special meetings
for bid openings on renovating police department and
surveying pier pilings.
1/27, 6:30 p.m., Board of Adjustment.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
1/20, 3 p.m., Committee meeting on city anniversary
celebration.
1/25, 7 p.m., Commission meeting followed by work ses-
sion.
1/27, 10 a.m., Stormwater Task Force.
1/27, 2 p.m., Code Enforcement Board.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

Of Interest
1/20, 7 p.m., Anna Maria/West Side fire commissions,
Station 4, 407 67th St. W., Bradenton.
Anna Maria/West Side Fire District, 741-3900


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Cortez fire

ruled arson
A fire that destroyed a Cortez home Jan. 15 has
been ruled to be arson by Anna Maria/West Side
Deputy Fire Marshal Kurt Lathrop.
"I used Penny the arson dog and took samples,"
Lathrop. "They were submitted to the Manatee County
Sheriffs Office crime lab for testing."
Lathrop said the fire at 12111 Cortez Road caused
$35,000 in damage and the home, owned by Carol
Smith, is uninhabitable. The home was being rented to
Bob Goodman, who was not home at the time of the
fire.
The fire, which began in the living room, had
spread to other areas of the house before firefighters
arrived. Anna Maria/West Side and Cedar Hammock
firefighters joined to battle the blaze.


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Family home burns
Carol Yerly, daughter of homeowner Carol Smith, is
supported by family and friends as she watches her
family home burn. Yerly's family has owned the
home since 1947. The home was on the market and
under contract at the time of thefire. Islander Photo:
Edna Tiemann.


Arson fire destroys house
Firefighters arrived to fight afire at 12111 Cortez Road about 4:22 p.m. Jan. 15. The fire, which caused $35,000 in
damage, was ruled an arson by Deputy Fire Marshal Kurt Lathrop. Islander Photo: Edna Tiemann.

'- '. Fire spreads from
*;,i living room
.g Af.e A fire at 12111 Cortez
.P '. Road, which began in
the living room, spread
to other areas of the
14 house before firefighters
arrived. Anna Maria/
,i West Side and Cedar
Huammock firefighters
.- joined to battle the blaze
which caused $35,000
, damage to the home.
Islander Photo:
LSt r ~.r. .l Edna Tiemann.


Vote


Jay Hill

for

Commissioner

of Anna Maria
I will do whatever is necessary to make the
public works department citizen friendly.

I will open and fix the pier, not demolish it.

I organized the opposition to the ditches.
Now I need your vote to repair the damage
and make sure it never happens again.

I will listen and do what the citizens want.

I will restore trust in council.



Vote February 8

Pd. pol adv. Paid by the campaign account of Jay Hill. Content approved by Jay Hill.


ELECT


MAX ZNIKA
for
Commissioner Anna Maria

A city that plans ahead gets ahead!

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By Pat Copeland -
Islander Reporter
The lucky student who follows six clues to find
Lester the Smoke Detector will be $1,000 richer on Jan.
22.
Lester, who was neglected over the holidays when
his battery wasn't checked and no one cleaned him, ran
away from home.
The hunt for Lester is the Anna Maria/West Side
Fire District's new campaign, "Where's Lester the
Missing Smoke Detector?"
Approximately 90 students in kindergarten through
eighth grade who turned in applications will be seek-
ing Lester, hidden somewhere in the fire district.
Schools include Anna Maria, Stewart and Palma
Sola elementary schools, St. Stephens lower grades, the
Sunshine Academy, the Manatee Schools of Arts and
Sciences and King Middle School
The campaign is being used to promote the use of
working smoke detectors in the home, said Deputy Fire
Marshal Kurt Lathrop, who is in charge of the event.
Lester will be in his hiding place in a safe, central
location in the district on Saturday, Jan. 22, from 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m. If Lester eludes capture on Jan. 22, he will be
in his hiding place again on Sunday, Jan. 23.
Once Lester's found, he must be returned to the fire
district's Station 4 at 407 67th St. W. in Bradenton.

Use these clues to hunt for Lester
It was not fair the way I was treated during the
holidays. I have run away from home leaving my fam-
ily unprotected.
Lester could not have felt more secure in his well-
thought-out hiding place. This is the only fair way to
do this until I am returned to my safe place.
While sitting around feeling blue, I watch pass-
ing feet go in and out to get better from the flu.
Lester misses his family and the smell of warm
baking. The pavement beneath him had given his back


Find the missing Lester and win $1,0UU.


a constant aching.
Since running away from home, Lester has
smelled no smoke. Where he now hides he should have
been a carbon monoxide detector.
While sitting in my hiding spot not uttering a
peep, I look in the window seeing shelves of batteries
to make me beep.


Follow clues to find Lester


the missing smoke detector


55 Alive driving course next week
Registration is open now for a 55 Alive safe driving
course for senior drivers, sponsored by the American as-
sociation for Retired Persons, which will be next week at
the Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Drivers may register at the library's circulation desk,
or phone 778-6341. The course will be from 10:15 a.m.
until 2:15 Thursday and Friday, Jan. 27 and 28, with in-
structor Stretch Fretwell. Drivers completing the course
are eligible for reductions in auto insurance premiums.


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THE ISLANDER 0 JAN. 19, 2000 0 PAGE 5


Two fishers


missing in Gulf
By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Though last Friday's cold front and 30-knot
winds kept most recreational fishermen and fish-
ing guides at home, two commercial netters who
braved the elements are missing after their
loaded mullet boat capsized in six-foot seas off
New Pass.
Mark Rankin, Palmetto, and Bobby Thomp-
son, Bradenton, were last heard from Friday
around 5 p.m. The two had called another fish-
erman to tell him they had 3,000 pounds of mul-
let on board.
The Coast Guard, Florida Marine Patrol,
Bradenton Beach Police and friends have been
searching since.
Capt. Matt Bowers said he knew both men
well and they were both top-notch when it came
to handling a boat.
"I knew Bobby real well and the whole thing
just seems wacky because Mark went out on the
water every day of his life. It just goes to show
you, this can happen to anyone."
The Coast Guard discontinued the search
Tuesday, but friends and family of the two con-
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Preserve our 'wide open spaces'
Two property changes are in the works in two cit-
ies on the Island. Although the sites are small and the
rezones aren't extensive, the potential land use changes
pose a precedent-setting problem for Islanders.
In Bradenton Beach, a pair of developers hope to
build two duplexes side by side on the beach in the
1400 block of Gulf Drive directly across from the
Bermuda Bay development. The area is currently a
preservation zone which permits no building; the de-
velopers hope to have it rezoned multi-family.
Members of the city's planning and zoning board
agonized over the issue. They rightly questioned why
the area was categorized as preservation years ago, and
were told by their planning consultant he could find no
reason why the area was more special than other nearby
developed tracts.
Lacking good reasons to deny the request, planners
reluctantly approved the land use change and passed
their recommendation to the city commission, which
will conduct a public hearing and make a decision next
month.
Planners also urged the city commission to look at
the flooding in that area, the sand dune which protects
the road and nearby houses from more serious storm-
driven flooding, the soil consistency of the area, and the
"environmental and ecological significance" of the
area.
We suggest the city commission consider another
aspect: Aesthetics.
With development full bore along Gulf Drive, the
city's main thoroughfare is beginning to resemble a can-
yon or, the corridor of condos prevelant on St. Pete
Beach or Siesta Key. Adding four units on the Gulf side
of Gulf Drive will only exacerbate the closed-in feeling.
Rightly or wrongly, the city land use map calls for
the beach in that part of the city to be preserved. To be
blunt, commissioners, you have a perfect reason to
keep development at bay there the city codes call for
the land to be preserved, and you will have to change
the law to allow development.
Don't do it.
Similar but different. In Holmes Beach, the Cabana
Club at 75th Street is being diminished by the sale of
a portion of what was once considered public by some,
private by the club.
Regardless of that argument, the southerly portion
has changed hands and the new owner seeks rezoning
from the present recreational use to duplex.
Since the previous owner sold us out, we hope the
city will hold the line and "just say no."



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Embarrassed by fellow Canadian
Michael Woods of Guelph, Ont., claims to have
enjoyed his first visit to our beautiful Island, yet his
comments are almost all negative (Your Opinion
Jan. 5).
Beer too cold? Oh dear, how shocking! Perhaps
he could let it stand for a few minutes while he sa-
vors his "delicious" food.
Fire officials perched on "unsafe" step of a lad-
der? Perhaps he should take another look at the pic-
ture. She's not on the "unsafe" step; she is on the one
below that.
Ph.D. after a name who cares?
As for the mismatched roof tiles, we are all
aware of this. Is Mr. Woods paying for any of this
construction?
Mr. Woods. here's my suggestion for you: Get
a life ... and appreciate all the good things in it.
I, too, am a Canadian, and I am embarrassed by
this attitude. I have been a happy camper in Holmes
Beach for more than 20 winters. I love it and am glad
to have the opportunity to enjoy and savor the warm
friendly atmosphere on this "Island in the sun."
Since Mr. Woods finds so many faults here, I sug-
gest he go elsewhere on his next vacation or stay
home.
Enid Gardiner, Coldwater, Ont., and Holmes
Beach

Notes for DOT:
more chicanery?
If memory serves, Florida Department of Trans-
portation was shot down in flames after a fierce,
years-long, chicanery-filled effort to replace, first
Cortez Bridge, then Anna Maria Bridge with dual
80-plus-feet-high megabridges. Later the twin-span
concept got reduced to a single megabridge.
Next we thought the agency would yield to the
straw ballot, the referendum, citizens' opinions ex-


pressed at "delayed" public hearings and an adverse
administrative hearing decision, and rehabilitate the
SR 64 structure. But after some 10 years with virtu-
ally no upkeep, "rehabilitate" got changed to "re-
pair" for two months prior to Christmas.
"Repair," however, must just be a state of mind.
Since the "repair" was to exceed $1 million, I'd like
DOT to know I'll donate $5 worth of 5100 psi con-
crete to fill those apparently unaffordable, forgotten
or ignored, rapidly enlarging spelled areas (surface
holes and cracks) near the west end before my tires
are victimized.
I'll also donate a copy of Webster's dictionary
containing the definition of "upkeep."
James E. Kissick Jr., Bradenton Beach

Bring back the Privateers
to the Island
We want the Privateers back on the Island! They
support our children with their cheerful, fun,
fundraising with Thieves' Markets and mullet
smokes.
Come on commissioners please figure it out.
They belong here.
Trudy and John Horigan, Holmes Beach

Gratitude from AID
All Island Denominations wishes to thank The
Islander, the 70-plus individuals and community or-
ganizations for their contributions of money, food
and gifts that made possible Christmas for 22 Island
clients..
I also want to take this means to thank those who
volunteered their time to shop, wrap gifts and man
the office. We are once again indebted to the Island
Baptist Church for providing office space, utilities
and phone service.
The board of All Island Denominations wishes
all of you a healthy, happy and blessed year 2000.
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Part 2, Will and Mabel and Gladys


GRANDMA


BEAN'S SAD


FATE

In a 1988 interview Gladys Bean Holdstock,
daughter ofMabel and George W. "Will" Bean (son of
Anna Maria pioneer George E. Bean), told how her
father married Mabel just after the Spanish-American
War of 1898, fulfilling the deathbed wish of her sister,
Will's first love. It was not fated to be a happy mar-
riage-that was apparent to Gladys early on.
Gladys blamed her mother. To Gladys her father
could do no wrong. Now go on with the story:

Q. Your father grew up in Tampa, didn't he?
Yes, with six brothers and sisters. I remember the
old family home in Tampa that Grandpa Bean built
[around 1883, shortly after the Beans arrived in Tampa
from Connecticut]. It was on lower Franklin Street near
old Fort Brooke that had protected the people from the
Indians. They lived downtown, the Bean family, right
in the center of the city.
Grandma Bean died there of yellow fever [she was
buried in Tampa's Oaklawn Cemetery]. It was in 1887
when Daddy was 12 years old. She took care of all
those sick people, she just went right in, that's how she
caught the fever. Oh, she was so good.
Aunt Mary, she took care of the family after
Grandma died, as young as she was only 10 years
old. She was a wonderful woman, too. Religious as she


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was, she was full of humor and such fun. Later [1893]
she moved with Grandpa and a younger brother and
sister to Anna Maria. And when Grandpa died in 1898,
she and her husband Wilbur Hall stayed on the home-
stead.
Q. What do you remember about the days when
you first got to know Anna Maria Island?
I've seen pictures of myself with my five cousins
on Grandpa Bean's dock. I was four years old then, so
it must have been 1903. I was just three weeks younger
than my cousin Miriam Hall. [Miriam Hall Murphy,
born on Jan. 22, 1900, died Feb. 19, 1999.]
Daddy was an engineer. He had his own electrical
business when he was still in his teens and helped put
electricity in the Tampa Bay Hotel that Henry Plant
built [1890]. We lived at.the hotel when I was about
five. He was two or three kinds of an engineer and
while he never did much as a marine engineer, he re-
newed his license every year, he was so proud of it. At
one time one of his older brothers, Uncle Frank, was on


The old Bean home
on the north end of
Anna Maria Island
was built so close to
the water's edge
(across from Egmont
Key) that it had to be
moved inland several
times. It burned
down in 1915. The
woman in the picture
is probably Mary
Bean Hall with the
family dog Buddy,
who is said to have
been killed by a
rattlesnake.


one ocean, Hal was on the Mississippi, and Uncle Cecil
was a steamboat inspector.
When the Beans came over to this country, to New
England, seven brothers came and every one was a sea
captain. And all of Daddy's brothers went to sea. At
one time Uncle Frank was on one ocean, Hal was on
the Mississippi, and Uncle Cecil was a steamboat in-
spector. They stayed in the business and while my
Daddy never did, he always was proud of being a ma-
rine engineer.
He was mayor of Port Tampa City when he was
very young, because we moved to Tampa when I was
two years old which would have been about 1902. He
was postmaster for Tampa from 1904 to 1913, then he
was for 18 years Republican national committeeman
from Florida.

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Tickets on sale for

Feb. 19 historical

society dinner
Tickets are now on sale for the Anna
Maria Island Historical Society's annual Re-
member When dinner and pageant.
The event will celebrate the 50th anniver-
sary of the incorporation of the City of
Holmes Beach and the 10th anniversary of
the historical society. It will be held at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, on Feb. 19 from
6:30 to 10 p.m.
The group will present an original play
based on the early history of Holmes Beach,
which will begin at 8 p.m. Twenty actors, a
chorus of 30 singers and numerous musicians
will participate in the re-enactment of the
founding of the city. The play will trace the
growth of the city from 1896, when the first
homesteaders arrived, to 1950, when the city
was incorporated.
The pageant will feature early pioneers,
the construction of the now-defunct airstrip
and the making of the MGM film classic "On
An Island With You," starring Esther Will-
iams and Peter Lawford.
Other highlights in the Society's presen-
tation will include the arrival of Dr. Ed Huth,
who built the Island Medical Center, and con-
struction of the elementary school.
Tickets for the play are $5 and must be
purchased by Feb. 12. Food, provided by sev-
eral Island restaurants, will be charged extra
at the event.
Tickets are available at the Island Histori-
cal Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria,
Tuesday through Thursday and Saturday
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and The Islander
newspaper, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
SBeach.


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Service to bring all faiths together
Planning for the annual ecumenical service sponsored by All Island Denominations at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23,
at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach are AID members, left to right, Charles
Reed, chair of board of trustees for the Christian Science Church, the Rev. Richard Fellows of the Episcopal
Church of the Annunciation, Pastor Dan Kilts of Gloria Dei, St. Bernard Catholic Church's Rev. John Ellis
and the Rev. Gary Batey of Island Baptist Church. Islander Photo: Susan Kesselring

Island churches plan ecumenical service


Anna Maria's All Island Denominations, an orga-
nization of the Island's seven churches, will sponsor a
unified worship service at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23, at
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Holmes Beach.
The service, planned by island clergy, will be built
around the theme "Proclaim Christ to All People" and will
include the combined choirs of the churches and a sermon


by Father John Ellis of St. Bernard's Catholic Church.
The offering will be used by All Island Denomina-
tions to assist Island residents in financial distress.
The organization provides rent, pays utility bills,
helps with prescriptions, food and other emergencies.
All are urged to attend. A social hour will follow
the service in the Fellowship Hall.


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Expect riot of color in Holmes Beach butterfly garden


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Killing the grass was the first step for volunteers
who began installing the area's first community butter-
fly garden at Holmes Beach City Hall last week.
"By mid-July the whole area will be unrecogniz-
able," said Connie Hodsdon, president of the Manasota
Chapter of the North-American Butterfly Association.
"It will look like a well-kept English garden with a riot
of colors, not only flowers, but also hundreds of but-
terflies."
The group's volunteers first laid newspapers on the
ground in the area between city hall and the Island
Branch Library. The newspapers were watered thor-
oughly and covered with mulch.
Volunteers will appear again in late spring to rake
back the mulch, dig holes for plants and add peat, cow
manure and top soil. Plants will include not only nec-
tar-producing flowers for butterflies but also food
plants for caterpillars.
"The added nutrients are a one-shot thing just to
give the plants an extra boost to get them started,"
Hodsdon said. "After that they won't need fertilizers
because they're all native plants."
At the same time, paths will be laid out through the
garden and a bench and patio will be added. An infor-
mational brochure will be available at the site, while
future plans include classes in butterfly gardening and
school tours.
"It will be a show-stopper for people driving on
Marina Drive," Hodsdon said. "When it's done you'll
be able to take a self-guided tour and identify the
plants. You'll never know what you're going to see
around the next corner. It will be a place of newness
and discovery."
The garden will be the habitat for 10 species of
butterflies and will attract 20 more species on and off
on a year-round basis. Butterflies to look for year round
include monarchs, giant swallowtails and Zebra
longwings the Florida state butterfly. Other visiting
,.species will include Eastern black swallowtails, buck-
eyes and red admirals.


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Auditions for 'Squabbles'
Island Players will hold auditions Jan. 30 at 7:30
p.m. at its Anna Maria playhouse for Marshall Karp's
"Squabbles."
Director Geoffrey Todd has parts for four men and
three women in their mid-30s and older, into the 70s.
The play is set to run March 24 through April 9.
The theater is located at Gulf Drive and Pine Av-
enue. For information, call Todd at 792-3986.

Card party on schedule of
Woman's Club
The Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island will
have a public benefit card party from noon to 3 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 26, at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City.
Details are available at 778-0093.

Dance programs launched
There is still room for women interested in shed-
ding pounds through dance exercise classes at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, instructor Darlene
Friedrich said.
Adult dance exercise is from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. ev-
ery Tuesday and a children's dance program will be on
Saturday, she said. Details are available at 792-0750.

84th County Fair opens
By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
The Manatee County Fair is opening for the 84th time
on Thursday, and more than 100,000 people are expected
to join in the fun.
It will be where it has been for nearly 50 of those
years, on 17th Street West in Palmetto at the county fair-
grounds. Hours will be from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day
until the fair closes on Jan. 29.
Parking is at the nearby Church on the Rocks on 14th
Ave., at Palmetto High School and the Future Farmers of
America property. Admission to the fair is $5 for adults,
$2 for children 6-12 years, free for 5 and under.
All week FFA and 4-H youngsters have been bring-
ing their livestock to the grounds, feeding them up and
grooming them for judging and ultimate sale. Non-animal
projects are set up for competition in buildings on the fair-
grounds.
There will be daily livestock shows, a midway with
concessions and live entertainment nightly. Monday Night
Wrestling will liven up the arena.
The nightly schedule of live entertainment includes:
Thursday, Jan. 20 Russ Lee, Christian artist.
Friday and Saturday, Jan. 21 and 22- The Doo-Wah
Riders. Also on Saturday, Group La Energia will give a
special performance at 8 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 24 Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra for spe-
cial Senior Day event.
i,-Tuesday, Jan. 25 Shane Minor, country artist.
Wednesday, Jan. 26 Steel Horse, country and
western band from Tampa.
Thursday, Jan. 27 Big Z and the Sophistikatz and
Dan Electra and the Silvertones perform in "A Day of
Swing" for seniors.
Friday, Jan. 28 Frayed Knot headlines Rockin'
Friday. .
Saturday, Jan. 29 Southern Star Bluegrass, Tater
Hill Band and the Mountain Fever Band will wrap up the
2000 fair with a Blue Grass Fina,


Engaged
Mr. and Mrs. Robert McElheny ofAnna Maria
announce the engagement of their daughter Kelly to
John Kyle Allen of St. Simons Island, Ga. They plan
a wedding April 1 at Don CeSar Hotel in St. Peters-
burg. The bride-to-be is a 1996 graduate of Georgia
Southern University and a special education teacher.
The bridegroom-elect is a 1993 graduate there and
is a general contractor at St. Simons Island.

Awards set Thursday
The annual meeting and awards breakfast of the
Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce will be Thurs-
day, Jan. 20, with a new honor on the schedule.
Registration will be at 7:30 a.m. and the breakfast
program at 8 at the Colony Beach and Tennis Resort,
1620 Gulf of Mexico Drive. Chair Jo Ann Wolverton
will outline programs for the year.
New this year is the Chairman's Award, honoring
a Chamber member who has made significant contri-
butions to the organization over several years. Other
awards are Shining Star, Eager Beaver, Ambassador of
the Year and Member of the Year.
Other events on the schedule: Monday, Jan. 24,5:30
p.m., Business After Hours, at MarVista Dockside restau-
rant, 760 Broadway; Tuesday, Jan. 25, 7:30 a.m., Key
Connections leads group, Longboat Key Hilton, 4711
GMD; Wednesday, Jan. 26, 8 a.m., Good Morning
Longboat Key breakfast at Chamber office, 6854 GMD.

Family Caregiver Support Group
meets Friday
Family caregivers of elderly persons suffering from
memory loss, chronic illness or any type of impairment are
to meet with the Family Caregiver Support Group at 1
p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City. Addi-
tional information may be obtained from Neighborly Se-
nior Services of Manatee at 758-0060.

Small business disaster
workshop planned
A free workshop to help small businesses understand
their rights and expectations after a disaster will be at 9
a.m. Friday, Jan. 21, at the Manatee Civic Center.
The Disaster Continuity Planning Workshop is
open to all businesses, said Sue Normand of the Mana-
tee County-Emergency Management division.
She said 40 percent of businesses fail to reopen
after a disaster, juries have held executives liable for
disaster damage and thousands of companies go out of
business every year because their records have been
destroyed by a disaster most of which could be
avoided by pre-disaster planning.
Interested business persons may obtain further in-
formation on the workshop and register for the session
by calling her at 749-3022.

Horseshoe winners
Winners in the Jan. 12 horseshoe games were Gary
Hart and Bill Starrett, both of Anna Maria. Runners-up
were Bob Hitchcock and Adin Shank, also of Anna Maria.
Winners in the Jan. 15 games were John Crawford
of Bradenton and Gary Hart of Anna Maria. Runners-
up were Chris McNamara of Holmes Beach and
George McKay of Anna Maria.
The weekly contests get under way every Wednes-
day and Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria City Hall
Park, 10005 Gulf Drive.









'Moon Over Buffalo' a comedy of errors


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
The Hay family in "Moon Over Buffalo" is a
mixed-up group hoping to make the big time while
playing repertory in far-off Buffalo.
Co-produced by Island Real Estate and Harrington
House Bed & Breakfast, Island Players will open the play
Friday, Jan. 28 and it will run through Sunday, Feb. 13.
Mother and father, Charlotte and George, expect
director Frank Capra to show up any night to discover
and rocket them to fame.
The Hays are an impulsive show business family
with a daughter who is about to be married but is vague
about the lucky man.
Charlotte's mother manages the theater and when
disputes arise, has the advantage of being deaf.
All in all, a provocative mix with the makings
for some hilarious shenanigans, according to direc-
tor Rob Prescott.


"Ludwig's writing style," Prescott said, "offers
tremendous opportunity for staging wonderful
physical comedy."
Tim Minar plays George Hay, Jo Kendall is wife
Charlotte. Barbara Fleming is Ethel, Robin Rhodes is
Rosalind and Mark Schelstrate is Howard. Christine
Lawrence plays Eileen, Rich Paolillo is Paul and Rich-
ard Garcia is Richard.
Linda Davis is stage manager, Stephen Allen
Griffiths is the lighting designer, John Flannery is the
set designer and Don Bailey is in charge of costumes.
Curtain time is 8 p.m. except for three Sunday
matinees that start at 2 p.m. There are no performances
on Monday.
Tickets are $12 each at the theater located at Gulf
Drive and Pine Avenue in Anna Maria city.
The box office will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
beginning Jan. 17 and also an hour before each perfor-
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S Ruth M. 'Rudy' Bartlett
Ruth-M. "Rudly"-Bartlett, 84, of Holmes Beach
died'Jan. 13.
Bartlett was born in Passaic, N.J., and came to
Manatee County 35 years ago from Ridgewood, N.J.,
and Beaver Lake, N.J. She was a homemaker and a
member of Congregation Church of Wallaston, Mass.,
and also was a member of the Longboat Key Art As-
sociation. She was a volunteer at Manatee Memorial
Hospital.
Survivors include her companion Louis Bourne of
Holmes Beach; a daughter, Joan B. Nolz of
Mountainside. N.J., and Beaver Lake; a sister, Jane
Aaron of Bradenton; a grandchild and a great-grand-
child.
There will be no services.


Mary Bowditch
Mary Bowditch, 80, of Foxboro, Mass., and win-
ter resident of Anna Maria, died Jan. 16 at her home in
Foxboro.
Born in Groton, Mass., Mrs. Bowditch graduated
with honors from Milton Academy in 1937 and went
on to Radcliff College and the Boston Cooking School.
She was an accomplished musician. She was active
in the Foxboro Company Glee Club. She was a pianist
for the Neponset Choral Society. She was a member of
St. Mark's Church, Foxboro, and was employed as its
choir director and organist for 30 years. She was a
member of Roser Memorial Community Church.
She knitted many afghans for Norwood Hospital
patients and volunteered at the Foxboro Museum of
Discovery and at the St. Mark's Trading Post.
She was president and long-term member of the
Foxboro Women's Club and active in the Cocasset
Lake Association. She was an avid gardener and artist.
Her oil, pastel and watercolors were displayed in nu-
merous art shows in Foxboro, New York and Florida.
Service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, at
St. Mark's Church, Foxboro. Burial will take place the
same day at Rock Hill Cemetery, Foxboro. Roberts and
Sons Funeral Home, Foxboro, is in charge of arrange-
ments. Memorial contributions may be made to the St.
Mark's Church Memorial Fund, St. Mark's Church,


Foxboro, or to MUSE (Music Serving Elders) 14
Collins Road. Waban, MA 02468.
She is survived by her husband, Hoel; a daughter,
Wendy Bowditch Best of Parkdale, Ore.; three sons.
Henry of Bellingham, Mass, John of Ann Arbor, Mich.,
and Peter of Foxboro; two sisters, Hildegard Schaeffer
of San Rafael, Calif., and Margaret Slawson of
Barrington, R.I.; eight grandchildren; and six great
grandchildren.

Colvin Roberts Whitney
Colvin Roberts Whitney, 68, of Holmes Beach,
died Jan. 14.
Memorial service will be held at a later date. Me-
morial contributions may be
made to Longboat Key His-
torical Society, in care of
Ralph Hunter, P.O. Box 44,
Longboat Key, FL 34228.
Born in Evanston, Ill.,
Mr. Whitney moved to
Longbeach, Fla., later
known as Longboat Key,
from Evanston in 1935 with
parents Gordon and Lora
Whitney
Colvin Whitney. They es-
tablished Whitney Beach Resort at the north end of
Longboat Key and a large area of the north end of
Longboat Key is referred to as Whitney Beach.
He was named a Longboat Key Pioneer by the
Longboat Key Historical Society. His career included
serving as executive vice president of Burger Chef
Systems Inc., chairman of the board and president of
Royal Castle Systems Inc. and he owned seafood res-
taurants in San Antonio prior to retiring. He served in
the U.S. Army.
Whitney was a private pilot and an avid fly fisher-
man.
He is survived by wife Carolyn; two sons, William,
of Fort Collins, Colo., and Mark, of Morrisville, N.Y.;
a daughter, Lora Lee Dittmar of Fort Collins; stepchil-
dren, Bryan Heath of Greenwood, Ind., and Michelle
Bien and Jill Dodson, both of San Antonio; two broth-
ers, Gordon, of Bradenton, and John, of Denver; and 16
grandchildren.


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Florida saltwater fish, laws: what you can, can't do


By Paul Roat
This brief summary of local fish species should serve
as a guide for what you can take home. Fish regulations
change often, and although this list is complete, it is ad-
vised to check with the Florida Marine Patrol 1-800-
DIALFMP for the most up-to-date fishing rules.


Black mullet
Striped or black mullet (Mugil cephalus) have blu-
ish-gray or green backs and silver sides, with horizontal
black stripes along the back. This inshore fish has a
small mouth and seldom takes a hook. Mullet usually
do not reach more than three pounds in size, although
grown in aquariums they have reached more than 12
pounds. Similar species are fantail mullet (Mugil
gyrans) which seldom grow larger than one pound, and
white mullet (Mugil curema). There is no minimum
size limits on mullet, although there is a 50-fish daily
bag limit.

Bluefish
Bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix) are blue or green-
ish-blue on the back, silver on sides, with large, promi-
nent teeth. On the west coast of Florida, bluefish are
generally less than three pounds, although Atlantic
bluefish are much larger. The Florida record for this
species is 22 pounds. They usually travel in large
schools, and are found inshore in spring and summer,


migrating offshore in the fall and winter. There is a 12-
inch minimum fork length, with a 10-fish daily limit.

Cobia
Cobia, or ling (Rachycentron canadum) are long,
slim fish with a dark lateral strip from the eye to the tail.
Juveniles have alternating black and white stripes.
They usually are in the 30-pound range, although the
largest caught in the state was 103 pounds. Cobia are
found both inshore and offshore. There is a 33-inch
minimum fork length and a two-fish daily bag limit.


Flounder
Flounder (Paralichthys albigutta) are brown, flat
fish that are predominantly bottom dwellers. The Gulf
flounder has three black spots that form a triangle; the
Southern flounder does not have the black spots. Floun-
der are mostly found in backwater areas, although they
sometimes venture into the Gulf. Most are in the two-
pound range. There is a 12-inch minimum length on
flounder, with a 10-fish daily bag limit.

Grouper
The grouper family is a large, common deepwater
species. Nassau grouper (Epinephelus striatus) have
brown or red bars and usually are under 10 pounds in


size. Red grouper (Epinephelus morio) are larger, up to
15 pounds, and have a red hue. All young red grouper
are female, and then undergo a sex reversal to male as
they age. Scamp (Mycteroperca phenax) have reddish
spots that tend to be grouped into lines. Yellowfin
grouper (Mycteroperca venenosa) have bright red spots
and grows to 20 pounds. Yellowmouth grouper
(Mycteroperca interstitialis) are tan or brown with
small spots fused into lines and grow to 15 pounds.
Some of the most common groupei caught in local
waters are black grouper (Mycteroperca bonaci) and
gag grouper (Mycteroperca microlepis). Blacks are
olive or gray with black spots, and grow between 40
and 100 pounds. Gags are brownish gray in color with
worm-like markings and grow to 25 pounds.
Size limits on gag, black, red, yellowfin,
yellowmouth, scamp are 20-inch minimum length with
a five-fish limit. No harvest of Nassau grouper is per-
mitted.

Kingfish
Kingfish, or king mackerel (Scomberomorous cav-
alla) are silver in color with black or bluish-green
backs. They are long, slender fish with a tapered head.
Kings are usually found offshore in large schools, and
grow to 20 pounds, although the Florida record was 90
pounds. There is a 20-inch minimum fork length with
a two-fish daily bag limit. Bag limit in Gulf-Atlantic
fishery is reduced to one when federal waters are closed
to all harvest.

Pompano
The Florida pompano (Trachinotus carolinus) is
similar in shape and coloration to permit, although
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pompano have a golden hue to their bellies. They are
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on pompano, with a 10-fish daily bag limit. You may
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Redfish
One of the more popular local fish, redfish or red
drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) are copper-colored with a
distinctive black spot at the base of the tail. Juveniles
are found inshore, and migrate offshore to spawn, usu-
ally from August to October. The Florida record for
redfish is 51 pounds. Permitted size for possession of
redfish is within the 18- to 27-inch slot limit, with one-
fish-daily possession allowed.

Shark
Several species of sharks are found in local waters.
Makos (Isurus oxyrinchus) are have deep blue backs
with white bellies, and are usually seen offshore near ,.
the surface. They are common to 300 pounds, although
the Florida record is 911 pounds for a mako.
Bonnethead sharks (Sphyrna tiburo) are gray in color
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Sheepshead
Sheepshead (Archosargus probatocephalus) are
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and piers in the area. They are silver in color, with dis-
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Snook
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Spotted seatrout
Spotted seatrout (Cynoscion nebulosus) have dark
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back and tail. They grow to about four pounds locally,
and are found inshore near seagrass beds. There is a 15-
to 20-inch slot limit on spotted seatrout, with a five fish
daily limit, and you may possess one of more than 20
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Tarpon
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atlanticus) have dark blue or greenish black backs, that
shade to bright silver on the sides. They have huge
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Ft. Myers Beach 'government-lite' vs. Island 'un-lite'


By Paul Roat
In a small, unassuming office suite nestled in back
of a bank, five employees manage the affairs of the
town of Ft. Myers Beach.
Yep, just the five of them.
The barrier island municipality of Ft. Myers Beach,
annual population 7,600, was incorporated Dec. 31,
1995. When the citizens voted to create their own city,
they decreed that government would be sleek, stream-
lined and in no way a bureaucracy.
Marcia Segal-George is the town manager of Ft.
Myers Beach. She coined the phrase "government lite"
to explain how they do things in a beach community
that is very similar to Anna Maria Island.
Ft. Myers Beach is about the same physical size as
the Island, with about the same population and the


Sand and surf are highlights of Ft. Myers Beach, just
like on the Island, but they've got one advantage
over us: lots and lots of coconut palms.


same massive influx of visitors both during the season
and on weekends. The town did not regulate its condo-
miniums as has the Island, and it is not uncommon to
see 10-story high-rises on the beach next to single-story
homes.
Estero Boulevard is two-lane, just like Gulf Drive,
with beach accesses and the town's public beaches are
scattered off the main north-south route.
In fact, except for Anna Maria Island having three
cities to Ft. Myers Beach's one governing board, the
two barrier island communities are very much alike.
Except for those five employees there, versus about
80 on Anna Maria Island.
Segal-George said the town contracts out virtually
everything required for municipal services as a way to
cut costs and lessen bureaucracy. Police services are
handled through the Lee County Sheriff's Department
and paid through the county property taxes, with spe-
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deputy who patrols the waters around the island or for
extra deputies for festivals or events.
Street repairs are done by a private road-building
contractor, with about a 10-day turnaround for fixing
potholes or cleaning out storm drains. Tree trimming
and landscaping is also done by a private firm. Garbage
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issued through Lee County, with the county collecting
and keeping the fees as payment for its services.
Fire and ambulance services are a separate taxing
entity, like on Anna Maria Island, which also keeps the
city out of the fire and rescue business and keeps the
fire and rescue budget out of the town's spending plan.
"It's not that government lite isn't delivering the
service," Segal-George said, "it's just doing it in a dif-
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Is the town's "different way" better? Yes and no.
The proposed Ft. Myers Beach budget for fiscal
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1.0604 mills, plus .0357 for operating the town library
and a special town mosquito district. A mill is $1 for
every $1,000 of assessed property value, less any ex-
emptions.
Anna Maria Island's combined budgets total $7.3
million. Property taxes are more than double here than
what Ft. Myers Beach residents pay. And there are our
80 Island employees versus their five.
But there is also a lot of redundancy on Anna
Maria Island, with its three cities, compared to Ft.
Myers Beach. Three distinct law enforcement depart-
ments. Three sets of administrative departments. Three
sets of public works departments. Sixteen elected of-
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ficials, versus the town's five. Three city halls all
prime barrier island real estate versus a little office
suite in back of NationsBank on Ft. Myers Beach.
By subtracting some of the duplication generated
by the Island's unique three cities, it's probable that a
consolidated Island could cut taxes and expenses and
be on a par with Ft. Myers Beach in terms of an annual
operating budget.
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to get a true perspective except, of course, for what
we pay for sheriff patrols in our county tax bills.
Not that residents in Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach
and Holmes Beach would ever actually consolidate into
one Anna Maria Island municipality, if a half-dozen past
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Jan. 7, stolen tag, unknown location.
Jan. 8, domestic battery, 300 block of Palm Drive.
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Jan. 10, theft of a vehicle, 300 block of 68th
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Jan. 12, disturbance, 300 block of Clark Lane.
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Jan. 12, harassing phone calls, 400 block of 80th
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Jan. 12, domestic, 3600 block of Gulf Drive. The
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Banfield pursues perfection in one-of.-akind instruments


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Howie Banfieldjust can't say no to an itch he can't
soothe. No amount of scratching is enough.
Mandolins and guitars are what send Banfield of
Anna Maria into a frenzy.
He enjoys the pursuit of his cravings as much as he
does the objects of his desire, often traveling across
country searching for what he wants.
He recently returned from a one-day junket to Las
Vegas where he paid $50,000 for a 1948 D-28 Martin
guitar from a collection owned by Steve Wynn, owner
of Mirage Hotels, including the Bellagio Hotel and
Casino in Las Vegas.
"It's not the money, but the pursuit of a piece,"
Banfield said. "I have a friend who has more than 70
mandolins. I don't think he'd part with them.
"There's a prominent, wealthy lawyer in Florida
who is obsessed with the rock band the Who. In his
bedroom, he has a guitar owned by lead guitarist Pete
Townsend and the same speakers Townsend used. He
has bass player Pete Entwhistle's bass and speakers.
Each morning he gets up and plays a Who concert."
So why does someone spend wheelbarrows full of
money and go to these lengths to own a memory?
"The guys paying for the big-ticket items in this
market," Banfield said, "are obsessive-compulsive
types with a lot of new money and who have no idea
how to throw that money away."
Banfield is more than willing to help them part
with it.
.He is an expert in a game where people pay
$500,000 for a guitar.
Buying these instrumental works of art and resell-
ing them is how Banfield makes a good portion of the
money he earns each year.
Despite that, his obsession isn't likely to make him
rich. For the most part, Banfield likes having these one-
of-a-kind instruments around. In the end, he can't af-
ford to keep them.
"The ratio of my cash on hand to my collection is
about 1 to 25. I have 25 times more money invested in
guitars and mandolins than I have in cash," he said. "I


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Howie Banfield plays his 1923 Gibson mandolin, the one instrument he will not part with. Banfield travels the
country looking for rare guitars and mandolins, some of which can cost up to $500,000. Islander Photo:
David Futch


can't keep them. I can't afford to keep them so they go
out the door."
One he couldn't afford to keep was one of the first
electric guitars, a 1937 Epiphone Triumph owned by
the most famous of swing and jazz guitarists, Django
Reinhardt.
Reinhardt was born a gypsy and spent much of his


childhood on the road.
Before World War II, Reinhardt came to New
York City to play with Duke Ellington "and Reinhardt
being a gypsy had no concept of time," Banfield said.
"He was supposed to be playing in a concert hall with
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Ellington and he's across the street playing guitar to
pigeons in a park. After they found him and ushered
into the hall he played a rendition of 'Honeysuckle
Rose' that had the audience howling, just howling."
What sets Reinhardt apart from other famous gui-
tarists is that he played with only three fingers on his
left hand, having lost two in a fire that nearly cost him
a leg. Anyone who has ever heard Reinhardt can attest
to his unique sound.
Fred Sharp, Banfield's music teacher from Sarasota,
owned Reinhardt's Epiphone. Banfield acquired it and had
it for a year before selling it for $5,000.
Now it's priceless and not for sale. According to
Banfield, Reinhardt's guitar is on constant tour being
moved around the country.
"People buy these one-of-a-kind instruments be-
cause it's jewelry. And they do play them. They don't
just let them sit in a vault," he said. "There are players
out there who see this as an investment. Some of them
don't know what they have. Some of the big players see
it as creating clout in a market but they don't know
what they've got. Then he floods the market with ex-
pensive guitars but they not what they're purported to
Banfield did come across a bargainbasement deal
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at a garage sale. He found a John Lennon model
Epiphone, paying $125 for it and selling it for $1,400.
What Banfield would really like to find is a
Stromberg guitar from the 1930s. They were the finest
guitars ever made. Price: $500,000. Or how about a
1939 Martin D-45 with snowflake inlay pattern. Set
you back 200 grand. Martin guitars are known for the
ornate craftsmanship.
"I'm at a point where there are just a few of us
worldwide doing this. I'm a player/collector who sells
pieces. Mandolins are my forte. I paid $50,000 for a
1922 signed Lloyd Loar Gibson F-5 mandolin and it's
considered the Stradivarius of all mandolins.
"What I do is read four newspapers every morning
and I bird dog the classified ads," Banfield said. "If
someone in Orlando has something I'm interested in,
I'm at their front door at 7 a.m. with cash. Every year
I find two or three real buys."
But you have to know what you're looking for and
that takes years of experience, a badge Banfield has
worn from an early age.
"My dad played guitar and sang on the radio for 13
years and when I was 3 or 4 years old he gave me a
guitar," Banfield said. "It was old and smelly and
musty. The smell of a guitar tells you a lot about a gui-
tar, like where it's been and what it's been through.
Tiny pieces of wood flake off inside old acoustic gui-


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her I needed $300. I had to have that banjo. I think she
thought I was in jail."
His mother had no idea it was a musical crime of
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Curtis had three skins on the day, Daniels had two
and Rick Morash had one.
Closest-to-the-pin "greenies" were won by Lease,
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Hampton wins again after taking
Champions' Tourney
Roy Hampton followed up his victory in the Tour-
nament of Champions last week with his second win in
a row Sunday in the Sunrise Tournament at Palma Sola
Golf Club.
Hampton was plus nine for the day.
Chuck Daniels was right behind Hampton in sec-
ond place at plus one while Dennis Demory came in
third and was even.
Only Daniels and Hampton were in plus figures
with scores determined by a modified Stableford scor-
ing system.
This comes in the wake of a new "no-touch" rule
where players must play the ball where it lies and no
"gimmies" on any putts are allowed.
In the past players were allowed to roll the ball in
the fairway and rough to improve their lies, literally and
figuratively.
There were two skins. Daniels had one and Sonny
Eastman had the other.
Closest-to-the-pin "greenies" went to Daniels, Joe
Rogers and Glenn Corder who had two.
Mike Manning had the first "sandbag" of the year
when he failed to make two-thirds of his points.

IFC under-10 team wins
West Coast Cup
The Island Football Club under age 10 team beat
Braden Rage 3-2 in a well-fought soccer game to take
the West Coast Cup at Twin Lakes Park in Sarasota on
Saturday.
Teams from Fort Myers to Palmetto competed in
the tournament.
IFC was down 1-0 at the half following a goal
scored direct from a corner kick.
IFC came out strong in the second half, playing
their usual attack game.
Nick Smith played a pass to Joel Mitchell on the
left who in turn passed the ball over the defense to
Spencer Carper who controlled the ball and shot under


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Kevin Callahan of the H.E. Inc. Grizzlies puts up a shot frorn downtown against the Historic Bridge Street
Pier & Cafe Hornets. Callahan scored six points to lead the Grizzlies to a 12-7 win in the age 5-7 division.


Islander Photo: David Futch
the goalie who was coming out trying to make the play.
The Rage scored five minutes later on a hard shot
that was unstoppable.
IFC knotted the score at two all when Connor
Bystrom played the ball to Smith who passed to
Mitchell who dribbled past one defender and hit a left-
foot shot into the corner of the net.
The winning score came with five minutes left
when Smith got the ball, played it wide to Mitchell who
took it forward into the penalty box, beat one defender
and hit a left-foot drive into the far corner.
Bystrom was singled out for his midfield play
while Zack Geeraerts and Brad Bryant received kudos
for their play on defense.
Mitchell was awarded "Man of the Match" for his
stellar play and two goals.
Up next for IFC are two local tournaments and the
Regional Cup pitting top teams from Tampa to Naples.


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Saturday is the last day players can sign up to play
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Players age 5-18 can register for programs ranging
from T-ball through Big League at the Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Players can sign up from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the
cost is $45 and includes shirt, hat, pants and socks.
To sign up, players must have proof of age and
something to indicate they live on Anna Maria Island
or Longboat Key.
Players must have turned five years old by Aug. 1
and can't be older than 18 on Aug. 1 to qualify.
Coaches are still needed, especially for the AA
pitching machine league. Saturday is the last day for
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coaches to fill out an application to coach.

Premier league basketball games
go double overtime
Nick Schweitzer scored five points in the second
overtime period to help Island Family Physicians nip
Police Athletic League 51-49.
The two teams were tied at 38 at the end of regu-
lation and at 43 in the first overtime period.
In the second game, Westbay Athletic Club and
First National Bank were knotted at 63 when regulation
play ended.
The score was tied at 70 after the first overtime but
First National came out on top due to the play of Gerald
Ciarleglio and Preston Copeland.
Ciarleglio scored 32 points to lead his team over
Westbay 79-75. Joey Kerns had 32 for First National.
In other action, Matt McDonough kept up his tor-
rid scoring with 20 points for his 9-1 Anna Maria Oys-
ter Bar squad in Division 2 age 8-10. Chad Richardson
and Steven Faasse both had 14 points for their teams.
In Division 1 age 11-13, Chase Parker had 27
points for Sign of the Mermaid and Taylor Manning


scored 25 for Tree of Life. Hunter Green and Bobby
Cooper scored 23 each for their teams.

Callahan leads H.E. Inc. to
12.7 basketball win
Kevin Callahan scored six points for the H.E. Inc.
Grizzlies to lead his team to a 12-7 victory over the His-
toric Bridge Street Pier & Cafe Hornets.
The first quarter was a defensive battle with the
Hornets taking a 1-0 lead on a foul shot by Justin
Dearlove. Several shots from three-point land were
bricks that clanged off the rims.
Things opened up in the second period as Tommy
Price hit an outside basket for a 3-0 Hornets advantage.
Brooke Fitzgerald of the Grizzlies answered after
Price missed another long shot when she got the rebound,
dribbled the distance and hit one from downtown.
Callahan hit his first basket to put the Grizz up for
good 4-3 and scored minutes later for a 6-3 lead. The
Hornets' Dearlove answered to make it 6-5.
In a real nail-biter where both teams just missed shots,
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Community Center basketball ni
standings as of Jan. 16 Anna Maria Island Community
Premier League (age 14-16)
First National Bank 6-0
est ainl heicClun Center basketball schedule
Westbay Athletic Club 3-3
Island Family Physicians 2-4
Police Athletic League 1-5 Premier Division (ages 14-16)
Division 1 (age 11-13)Jan. 22 Police Athletic League vs. Island Family Physicians at 10 a.m.
BeDivison 1 (age 11-13) Westbay Athletic Club vs. First National Bank at 11 a.m.
Bell South 7-0
Sign of the Mermaid 6-1 Division 1 (age 11-13)
Econo Lodge 3-4 Jan. 20 Sign of the Mermaid vs. Island Discount Tackle at 8 p.m.
A Paradise Realty 3-4 Jan. 21 Tree of Life vs. A-Paradise Realty at 8 p.m.
Tree of Life 3-4 Jan. 22 Tree of Life vs. Econo Lodge at 6 p.m.
Anna Maria Glass & Screen 2-6 Bell South vs. Sign of the Mermaid at 7 p.m.
Island Discount Tackle 1-6 A Paradise Realty vs. Anna Maria Glass & Screen at 8 p.m.
Island Discount Tackle vs. BELL South at 8 p.m.
Division 2 (age 8-10) Jan. 24 Econo Lodge vs. Sign of the Mermaid at 7 p.m.
Anna Maria Oyster Bar 9-1 Bell South vs. Island Discount Tackle at 8 p.m.
Bryant's Recycled Treasures 7-3 Jan. 25 A Paradise Realty vs. Sign of the Mermaid at 8 p.m.
Island Real Estate 6-4
Flash Flights 6-4 Division 2 (age 8-10)
Marco Polo's Pizza & Ice Cream 6-4 Jan. 20 Marco Polo's Pizza & Ice Cream vs. Anna Maria Oyster Bar at 6 p.m.
Air & Energy 3-7 Air & Energy vs. Bryant's Recycled Treasures at 7 p.m.
Jessie's Island Store 1-8 Jan. 21 Jessie's Island Store vs. Publix at 6 p.m.
Publix Supermarket 1-8 Flash Flights vs. Island Real Estate at 7 p.m.
Jan. 22 Flash Flights vs. Publix at 2 p.m.
Marco Polo's Pizza & Ice Cream vs. Bryant's Recycled Treasures at 3 p.m.
SPORTS RAP, FROM PAGE 24 Anna Maria Oyster Bar vs. Jessie's Island Store at 4 p.m.
Island Real Estate vs. Air & Energy at 5 p.m.
ping in. Orlando scored a couple of minutes later on a Jan. 24 Flash Flights vs. Air & Energy at 6 p.m.
long shot from the foul line. Jan. 25 Anna Maria Oyster Bar vs. Publix at 7 p.m.
Burns then swished one for a 12-0 lead.
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Seagrass slime mold worse than first feared in bays


Scientists found traces of a slimy mold on
seagrasses in Tampa Bay last year. Now, after more
scrutiny of grass flats, they've found the mold is worse
than they had first feared.
The stuff is called Labyinthula, and the problem
with it is that it can smother seagrasses. In fact, the
slime mold is thought to be responsible for massive
seagrass bed die-offs in Florida Bay near the Keys.
Seagrasses are one of the most important environ-
mental elements of any bay system. Without lush
seagrass meadows, little crabs, fish and other critters
don't have a place to live or food to eat.
And what's worse as if this story could get any
worse the seagrass most infected is turtle grass, one
of the most environmentally important seagrasses
found in this part of the state. If you're taking notes,
turtle grass, or Thalassia testudinum, is the most con-
spicuous subtidal grass, with thin flat blades four to 12
millimeters wide and up to one meter in length, al-
though most Sarasota Bay specimens are considerably
shorter. At low tides the upper portions of the blades
are often exposed.
The mold seems to thrive in a salt-rich environ-
ment, which is pretty much what we've got in Tampa
and Sarasota bays.
What's frustrating about the Labvinthula outbreak
is that seagrasses are showing a resurgence in Sarasota
Bay. Researchers with the Sarasota Bay National Es-
tuary Program figure grass beds bay-wide have ex-
panded by about 18 percent from 1988 to 1996, which
works out to something like 1,751 more acres of bay
bottom covered with grasses.
Now, with the slime mold, the fate of all the
grasses is in jeopardy.

More problems
During 1999, 82 manatees died after being
struck by boats in Florida. That grim statistic sets a
new record. And with that record comes a slew of
federal lawsuits by environmental groups who claim
state and federal officials are too lax in establishing
slow speed zones in high-traffic manatee areas.
The 19 environmental groups also claim the state
and feds don't look at the cumulative impact that de-
velopment along the coast has done to the manatee
habitat. There's been something like 200 permits issued
to build docks, marinas and other boater amenities in
Florida during the past 10 years.
As you know, manatees eat seagrass. With more
seagrass in Sarasota Bay, the estuary is becoming more
enticing for manatees.
We've also got something like 32,000 boats regis-
tered in the Manatee-Sarasota county area, which
means there are a lot of people on the same patches of
water as manatees.
Please, please, please be careful out there. Slam-
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Just when you thought this week's news was all
doom and gloom comes a little glimmer of goodness
from Florida's holy city.
Gov. Jeb Bush is proposing the postponement of
some professional license fees in Florida. His proposal
must be approved by the Florida Legislature this
spring.
Apparently, the state figures it's collected too
much money over the years from some professions,
and the licensing boards have a surplus of funds. The
boards use the funds to regulate the professions, by
the way.
So Bush is proposing that 14 professions, compris-
;ng about 250,000 Floridians, will get a fee break for
up to two years.
And here's ihe good news among the profes-
sions are reii estate salespeople, which I think is just
about ev'erv other resident of Anna Maria Island.
Other professions included in the proposal, in no
particular order, are:
Harbor pilots, funeral directors and embalmers.
asbestos consultants and contractors, ainlete agents,
electrical contractors, employee leasing companies,
geologists, landscape architects, real estate appraisers,
surveyors and mappers, veterinarians, CPAs and auc-
tioneers.
But wait all is not all that good. Two professions
have a deficit in their state board funds and may have
to pay more money in the future for licenses cosme-
tologists and community association managers.

Thank you
It still makes me grin when I think about how many
of us showed up to hear mystery authors Tim Dorsey
and Jim Hall speak on the Island last week. Dorsey
drew about 45 people for his talk, and Hall packed in
well over 100. 1 guess for an Island this size with two
libraries I shouldn't have been surprised by the turnout,
but I was anyway.
I was also more than a little embarrassed during a
lunch with Jim Hall. I've been reading mysteries for
what seems to be forever and I guess I'd gotten a little
smug about my knowledge of the genre. Oops.
Hall started discussing some plot lines and
scenes in mystery novels he particularly liked, and
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I guess I'd better do more mystery writing home-
work before the next batch of authors comes to town.

Media mutterings
Technology or tampering? That question is nag-
ging the folks at CBS News of late, after they fiddled
around with their New Year's Eve coverage in New
York.
Seems there was a big billboard in the background
of their Times Square shot that hyped NBC. Using digi-
tal imagery, the folks at CBS deleted the rival
network's logo and replaced it with their own.
Of course, all the media thumb-suckers are aghast
that the news would be manipulated in such a fashion
and question the integrity of such "altering" of an event
- a media event in the first place.
What I like about the issue isn't the media'issue,
but the technology. I've got a buddy who works for a
TV production/video company in St. Petersburg. The
company does those lead-ins for TV news shows -
you know, the stuff with all the helicopters and news
trucks racing to cover some event or other. They also
design the news sets where the talking heads sit.
He tells me that technology has reached the point
where he.can digitally design a set without having to
build anything. The anchors can sit behind a piece of
plywood propped up by a couple sawhorses and. when
we look at the set on the tube. it will look as if they're
in the most elaborate studio you could imagine.
The concept hasn't sold in this country yet, al-
though he tells me some of his contracts in China are
interested in his digital studio.
Makes you wonder just what else the networks are
"inserting" into the nightly news, though, doesn't it'?

Insert the Island here
This is a quote from Tampa Tribune columnist
Steve Otto. Delete the "Ybor City" and "Tampa" ref-
erences and insert "Anna Maria Island" and "Florida,"
and I think you'll see why it's reprinted here.
'Ybor City has always been what sets Tampa apart
from everywhere else. It's a sense of time and place.
When you are in Ybor you are in a different world and
time zone. That's the way it should.be.
"The danger is that. with'enough money and lack
of foresight, we can make it exactly like everywhere
else."

Sandscript factoid
A total lunar eclipse will take place Thursday
evening, Jan. 20, and it's going to be visible here if the
sky is clear. The moon will begin to appear to disap-
pear at 10 p.m., and should be pretty much gone by 11
p.m. and stay that way until about 12:20 a.m. The moon
will be full again at 2 a.m. The year 2000 will have two
lunar eclipses, but this will be the only one visible in
Florida.


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WHIHB SLANDER M JAN: 19, 2000 0 PAGE 27


Gale-force wind keeps anglers at home


By Capt. David Futch
The 24th Florida Fishing College is coming Feb. 5 to
the Manatee Convention Center at One Haben Road in
Palmetto.
The event is one of the better fishing get-togethers
in the state, attracting thousands each year for this one-
day seminar featuring everything from how to throw a
castnet to a kid's fishing clinic.
They always hand out a slew of door prizes includ-
ing a grand prize given by outdoor writer Jerry Hill.
Florida Fishing College T-shirts are a big hit each
year and are seen everywhere fishermen travel. We had
a couple of clients show up one year at Goodnews
River Lodge in western Alaska wearing theirs.
Parking is free and admission is $2 with children
under 12 free.
Anglers at the Rod & Reel Pier have been catch-
ing sheepshead and the occasional pompano but
Friday's gale-force wind put a damper on fishing.
Capt. Matt Bowers at Island Discount Tackle
said he's still getting reports of superb grouper fishing
and kingfish offshore. Pompano fishing has been good
along the inside of passes and near the beach. Trout are
on the grass flats.
Lee Goss at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
trout and redfish are on the flats and biting while pom-
pano action in the passes is rated excellent.
"We've been getting reports that there are a lot of
big kingfish 10 miles offshore," Goss said. "Most of the
people I've talked to said they're using bombers or No.
7 Reflecto spoons or ballyhoo bounced on top."
Capt. "Zack" Zacharias out of Annie's Bait &
Tackle in Cortez said prior to the recent cold front that
blew through Friday the weather was so pretty and
warm that it had the fish goofed up a little. Sheepshead
and trout were not doing so good because they were
scattered on the flats.
"Bonita, cobia and flounder in the Gulf are hitting
and a lot of small grouper in close," Zacharias said.
"But in 40 to 60 feet of water the grouper are hotter
than a firecracker. In the bay we've been catching and
releasing snook but we're catching them in areas where
you would find them in the spring because the water is
so warm. The water temperature was close to 70 before
the front. That confuses the winter time patterns. It has
the reds, trout and pompano scattered."
Capt. Sam Kimball on the Legend out of Annie's
is doing well on grouper in 40-60 feet of water. Some
of the grouper are in the 18-pound range. He's also
catching bonita and mangrove snapper.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
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lot of big mangrove snapper to 14 inches around the Sky-
way Bridge.
Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez Road
said it was good before wind put a damper on the in-
shore angling.
"We have been getting reds around the docks in the
river. Snook I've been leaving alone because they've
been moving on the flats with the warm water and
days," Smith said. "The way this weather has been it
will shut things down for a few days. It was blowing a
gale Friday and some of the offshore guys said they had
charters but the water has to be muddy. Trout to 22
inches have been hitting. They've moved out on the
flats and that makes it easier to catch them, especially
on low tides which tends to bunch them up."
Capt. Justin Moore said he liked the fishing bet-
ter when it was cold and blowing and he got his wish
last week. "The snook just seemed to bite better a
couple of weeks ago before this warm air hit us."
Capt. Tom Chaya on Dolphin Dreams at
Captain's Marina in Holmes Beach said there are a lot
of bluefish and mackerel off Anna Maria Island
beaches. Trout are small right now but there are some
large triple tail in the Gulf. Look around stone crab
traps. A lot of the time they'll be on the surface sunning
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Capt. Glenn Corder on the Deep South charter
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water. Corder brought a mess of grouper he caught to
the recent Sunrise Golf Tournament of Champions
party where a good time was had by all.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip Tide said he has
been catching kings by trolling spoons 10 miles and
further out.
Capt. Curt Morrison on the Neva-Miss said the
grouper fishing has been real good, at least it was before
the wind. Morrison caught gags to 25 pounds prior to the
cold front. As soon as the wind stops and the water clears
a little, Morrison said, grouper action should be as good
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Third job fills in her time


She didn't have enough to do, running one busi-
ness and setting up another. Diana Robinson had to find
something else to keep her busy.
Now she's day manager at the Bistro at Island's
End in Anna Maria.
The Holmes Beach woman runs Robinson Associ-
ates, which she launched eight years ago to handle
three products she invented. They are food items sold
in gourmet stores, seafood outlets and the like around
the state:
Robinson's Original Dry Barbecue Rub, a mix-
ture of flavors to be rubbed on meat for "a wonderful
barbecue flavor," containing no sugar so it doesn't
burn.
Lemon Pepper All Seasoning, made with lemon
peel that brings savor to chicken, spare ribs, salads,
even pizza.
Lemon and Herb Breading, which grew out of the
lemon seasoning, also made of lemon peel with no
additives, designed for fish, chops, onion rings and
french fries.
If an interested cook can't find them in a store, they
are available through her online address,
www.robinsonsoriginal.com, or by mail at P.O. Box
1244, Holmes Beach FL 34218. She'll send along
recipe booklets, too, telling how to use her products.
Robinson and her husband David had a successful
textile business in Tennessee "until textiles left the
U.S." They started traveling the U.S. in a van, then four
years ago settled "forever" in Holmes Beach.
She was administrative director at Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center for three years, handling adult
programs and income and whatever else was needed.
She left recently to run her business and start a new
one.
Soon the new one will be in full swing too, a dis-


"WALK WITH ME..."
II 1 in nDaralic 8


Diana Robinson is one busy lady these days.
tribution business for manufacturers of one or two
products such as foods, dishes, cutlery and so on, who
have no distribution system. Her new business will be
online also, workscollection.com.
Not having enough to do, she started looking for
something to burn her considerable energy. Getting
organized, she called Sean Murphy, owner of the Bis-
tro, to see if she could use him as a reference.
Reference nothing, he said, come to work here.
That's how it worked out, her managing the restau-
rant during the day and catching up with her other work
evenings. Husband Dave, meanwhile, is filling orders
and maintaining the "business."


$600 richer
Dick Maher of A Paradise Realty presents a check
for $600 to Pierette Kelly, director of the Anna
Maria Island Community Center. The firm's staff set
up the voluntary giving program to help Island
children enjoy the holidays.


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Recently professionally redecorated, top notch ma-
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dows, motorizedistorm shutters and a brand new
boat lift are just a few of the extras which make
this a special property. There's much, much more.
Price $359,000.


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OPEN DAILY-802 GLADIOLUS-NEW 4BR/3BA GULFVIEW
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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.
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ONLY 135 feet to gorgeous beach, this newly
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Judy or Darcle Duncan 779-2290 eves.

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ITEM RALGARA AL1A


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.

ERICCSON CELL PHONE with car and home
charger, manual, $35. Can be seen at The Islander
newspaper, 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 WOOD office chairs. Only two left, dark
wood, $100 each. 778-1102.

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!

LIVINGROOM SUITE INCLUDES couch, love seat,
two end tables, two lamps. One years new, south-
west contemporary, $575. Wrought iron oval glass
top dining room set, four chairs, $395. 778-3414.

BEDROOM SET, six drawers with mirror, five-drawer
chest and head board, pecan with wicker inlay pan-
els, $225. Computer desk $50. 778-3698.

FISHING EQUIPMENT, 10-foot bait nets, rods, reels, bulk
line, Loomis rods and more. Tom Chaya, 778-4498.

KING-SIZE WATERBED including headboard and
spread. Like new, best offer, 778-6006.

COMPUTER WORK STATION, almond, almost new
with executive chair. $100. Call 795-4141.

FURNITURE: FIVE-PIECE black modem dining table $150
or best offer. Two-piece sectional sofa $150 or best offer.
Coffee table $50. Perfect for rental property. 778-2581.




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ROSER GUILD THRIFT SHOP open Tues., Thurs.,
Fri. 9:30am-2pm, Sat. 9am-noon. Donations Wed. 9-
11am. 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. Check our furniture and small appliances.

MULTI-FAMILY MOVING sale Saturday, Jan. 22,
8am. Oak bedroom set, exercise equipment, an-
tiques, children's toys, bike, household items, cloth-
ing. Tarpon Street.

TAG AND CAKE sale Saturday Jan. 22, 9am-1pm.
No early birds. 6300 Flotilla Dr., Shell Point Club-
house, Holmes Beach. Rain or shine.

GARAGE SALE SATURDAY, Jan. 22, 9am-2pm.
Miscellaneous items. 541 67th St., Holmes Beach.

MOVING SALE Saturday, Jan. 22, 8am-2pm, and
Sunday, Jan. 23, 9am-2pm. Everything must go,
quality merchandise, no early sales. 103 30th St.,
Holmes Beach.


LARGE TOOL SALE plus plumbing supplies,
Saturday, Jan. 22, 9am-2pm. No reasonable offer
refused. 270 Gladiolus St., Anna Maria City.

BIG YARD SALE, combining three houses into one.
Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 22-23. Lots of everything.
520 58th St., behind Holmes Beach City Hall.

CARPORT SALE, Saturday, Jan. 22, 8am-noon.
Clothes, shoes, electronic dart board and more. 2708
Ave. C., Holmes Beach.

GARAGE SALE SATURDAY, Jan. 22, 9am-2pm.
Knick knacks and junk from around the world. 216
69th St., Holmes Beach.



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

I WILL NOT be responsible for any debts incurred by
Mike Appleton or anyone other than myself, Martha
J. Riley (Marty).



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to see the views. $599,900. Ethel Lovelace 349-3444. ways and an incredible balcony overlooking beach.
R13011 $1,350,000. Don Lewis 746-3200. R37566


WATERFRONT
SUNRISES, SUNSETS AND MOONLIGHT NIGHTS.Enjoy all this
from like new condominium in prestigious area. Walk to private
tennis or golf course and dine in beautiful clubhouse on the bay.
$249,900. Carol Greenwald 748-6300. C41759
SPECTACULAR SUNSETS and magnificent bayview from this rarely
available Pelican Cove townhouse. Amenities include boat slips, ten-
nis courts and six pools. $299,900. Dottie Milne 358-7382 C41422
PRIVACY AND LUXURY are standard here. Ninety families on 240
+/- acres of bayfront and nature preserve land. 24-hour manned
security, plantation shutters, newly decorated in neutral tones.
$329,000. Bob and Penny Hall 749-8220 or www.floridahouse.net.
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IDEAL LOCATION Just minutes to the beaches, walk to
great schools and Desoto Park. Spacious, well cared for
home with large kitchen. $134,900. Sandy Drapala 794-
3354 or Kathy Marcinko 252-1618. R41001
CLEAN 2BR plus efficiency. New roof, paint and flooring.
$54,900. Larry and Louse Miller 794-0131. R28318
FRIENDLY HOME with big fenced yard. Near schools. Cir-
cular drive, two-car garage. Family room, natural wood-
work, 3BR/2B. Lanai, manicured lawn. $129,900. John
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BINGO EVERY THURSDAY, 7pm. Annie Silvers
Community Center, 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Do-
nations needed for annual sale. Drop off or phone
778-4400.

VENDORS WANTED FOR antique art flea market
during the Cortez Seafood Festival, Feb. 19-20, at
the Sea Hagg. Call Jan for information, 795-5756.



FOUND 1/5/00 ON Holmes Beach. Female cat, or-
ange with white chest. Beautiful green.eyes, front
paws declawed. Call Island Animal Clinic, 778-2445.

LOST MAN'S DIAMOND ring in Holmes Beach area.
Call 778-2883, reward offered.



"CRITTER SITTER" 21 years as Island residents, five
years in pet care. Tender loving care for your pets,
in-home visits. 778-6000.



1987 DODGE 3/4-on work truck. Runs good, 120,000
miles, rough body. $2,000 firm. 778-1620.

1992 TOYOTA TERCEL, two door. Reliable trans-
portation. $2,000 or best offer. 778-1795.

FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ... and everything
else in The Islander, 778-7978.



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.

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

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







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in a quiet Holmes Beach neighborhood within walking dis-
tance of the beach! Features include a spacious, all white,
eat-in kitchen, oversize fully tiled bathrooms, expansive
master suite with bow window and walk-in closet and a
spacious, sunny screened lanai. Other amenities include
ceiling fans, barrel tile roof, brick paved walkway and sev-
eral fruit laden citrus trees, including ruby red grapefruit
and tangerine. Only $189,000! Don't miss it!
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1973 BAYLINER inboard/outboard, 1900 series.
Good condition, rebuilt motor. $1,000 or best offer,
792-8672.

23-FOOT S-2, excellent condition. Like new, out-
board, two-foot draft. Extra sails, cushions, covers for
everything. Big cockpit. $3,900. 778-6836.



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

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

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.

SALES CLERK, Full-time/part-time, must be able to
work weekends and holidays. Retirees welcome.
Apply in person, Beach Shop, Manatee public beach,
4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

COUNTER/SERVERS, PATIO bussers, dishwash-
ers. This is a great place to work if you like both
people and work. Cafe on the Beach, apply in person.
4000 Gulf Drive.

SEVERAL ROTTEN JOBS available. Kitchen and
wait staff. Rotten hours and rotten pay. Call 778-3953
or come in to Rotten Ralph's, 902 S. Bay Blvd.

NOW HIRING WAITSTAFF, lunch and dinner for
new restaurant at Cedar's Bistro, Longboat Key.
Come in person or call 941-387-3581.

BOOKKEEPER, PART-TIME, hours and pay nego-
tiable. Please call Robin, 778-7244. .


GULFFRONT SHOWCASE


102 31st St. Holmes Beach
$695,000


Directly on Gulf beach, this
newer 3B lias 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. Qual-
ity and beauty throughout.
Reasonably Priced!


BOATER'S ISLAND DREAM HOME


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515 75th Street
$599,000


Canalfront home with 5BR/
4.5BA. New 70-foot dock in pro-
tected water. Oversized four-car
garage, 18x30 free form heated
pool/spa. Great home for enter-
taining. Boating access, sailboat
water.


R.S. Olsone Better
Real Estate, Inc. I a HIRares
Call Jane Tinsworth at 795-3000


JUST LISTED!









Only one house from the end of the canal, there is a peek of
Bimini Bay from the porch and Florida room of this 3BR/2.1BA
home. Light interior, new white cabinets in the cheery kitchen
and a split bedroom design! Exterior features include barrel tile
roof, two-car garage, circular drive, dock with boat davits and
boat lift. $329,000.
Call Christine Shaw and Marianne Correll
778-6066 or 800-865-0800.


SNOWBIRDS? LOOKING for retired part-time
handy-man helper to work during season. We are a
motel on Longboat Key. Please phone 383-2434,
extension 100.

SOUS CHEF, COOK, WAITSTAFF, busser, dish-
washer. Join a great team in a great spot..Apply
Bridge Tender Inn and Dockside Bar.

MAINTENANCE PERSON, full time for mobile home
park. To set appointment for interview call Sandpiper
Mobile Resort, 778-1140.

CONDOMINIUM ON LONGBOAT KEY has positions
open in grounds/landscaping and building mainte-
nance. Excellent benefits. References required. Call
383-3571 between 9am-3pm.

CHURCH ORGANIST WANTED. Small church on
Anna Maria Island. Call Barbara C. Wright at 778-
1063 for details.

HURRICANE HANK'S COMING soon, looking for
cooks, kitchen help, waitstaff and bartenders. Appli-
cations are available at Jessie's Island Store, 5424
Marina Dr., Holmes Beach.

CASHIERS NEEDED ALL shifts, full time and part
time. Apply Circle K, 2513 Gulf Dr., Bradenton
Beach, 778-4310.

SERVERS, BARTENDERS, salad person, host/host-
ess, full or part-time. Benefits available. Buccaneer
Inn, 383-5565.

HOUSEKEEPER FOR LONGBOAT Key resort, full
or part-time. Flexible hours, $8.00 hour. Call 383-
2428 for appointment.

DISHWASHER NEEDED IMMEDIATELY for restau-
rant in Bradenton Beach. $7.50 per hour. Leave a
message at 778-6455.

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


DON & KAREN SCHRODER, REALTORS
VAST BAY VIEW!
A fantastic open-water view
of Bimini Bay and protected
canal-side dockage make ..
this 3BR/2BA pool home a 7
rare find. All major rooms of
this spacious floor plan .
open to a covered patio i
with the pool and a spectacular view beyond! Use the office as
it is or let it become your breakfast nook. It's a diamond that
needs polishing by a discerning buyer who wants a unique
property with which to create a truly "signature home." $419,000
buys a potential dream home.
R$4~GULFSTREAM
W. ( REALTY
941-778-2200


MALE NURSE, LICENSED, private duty, 22 years
experience. Anna Maria, Longboat. Contact Jeremy,
778-2831.



MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, mulching,
trimming, clean-up, edgings, and more. Hard-work-
ing 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.

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.

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

LICENSED COMPUTER SPECIALIST. Available
evening, weekend. For any computer needs-hard-
ware, software, network, commercial, private. Call
778-8473.

SILCOX CERAMIC TILE. Foyers, back splashes, floors
and walls. Over 20 years experience. Serving Manatee
and Sarasota counties. Guaranteed. 723-2361.

ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING removes
unsightly black mildew, salt and dirt from house
exteriors, windows, roofs, gutters, driveways and
decks. Call 778-0944.

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




RENTALS
Annual / Seasonal / Monthly / Weekly

VACATION RENTAL

Call Gayle Schulz and Liz -
Codola ... experienced
agents who will assist you -
with all of your Year 2000
rental and property needs.

SREALTORS
5910 Marina Dr Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call 941-778-0770 Toll Free 800 741-3772
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK


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

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


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Carol S. Heinze
REALTOR/CRS
778-5059


WEEKEND FARMER? Enjoy
this peaceful setting of 5.6 acres
on Gates Creek. Main house as
well as a separate home for
guests/in-laws. Close 1-75 for
easy access to St. Pete and
Tampa. $198,000. IB42310.
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


OPEN HOUSE, SUNDAY 1-4
518 SOUTH DRIVE, ANNA MARIA
Elevated, canalfront 3BR/3BA home.
Across from bay. Light and bright with
view down canal from two decks.
$369,000. IB39198
ONE OF A KIND Fabulous tropical
pool area is an added bonus to this
Holmes Beach duplex. Updated
kitchens. 2BR on each side.
$250,000. IB41484


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


KEY ROYALE OPPORTUNITY Updated, turnkey fur-
nished, 2BR/2BA with heated pool and fruit trees.
$259,000.


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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


"The Girls"
Residential Cleaning:
Weekly Bi-Weekly Monthly One Time
Mobile Detailing: Autos Boats RVs
Exterior and Interior Services Availablel 778-1924


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"Quality work at a reasonable price."
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MASONWORK: BRICK, BLOCK, stone, brickpavers.
17 years experience. No job to small. Free estimates.
Call Dave, 792-5206.

HOUSE CLEANING, HONEST, reliable. References,
free estimates. Call Maureen, 778-5717.


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

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

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 778-2581or 713-0676.


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.

STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE service. Installa-
tions and maintenance, specializing in aquatic land-
scape. Dump truck for hire, mulch, rock, shell and
hauling. 727-5066.

SHELL DELIVERED AND spread, $25 a yard. Haul-
ing, all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free esti-
mates. Call Larry at 779-1529.


VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/
exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island refer-
ences. Dan or Bill 795-5100.

JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. State licensed and insured. Many Island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.

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

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

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

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

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

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

PAINTING, STAINING, VARNISHING. Decks, inte-
rior and exterior, 35 years experience, 30-year resi-
dent. Your satisfaction is guaranteed. 794-8844.

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

STEVE ALLEN FLOORING. Carpet, vinyl, ceramic
tile. Sales and installation, prompt professional in
home service. We beat any price on brand name
carpeting. Licensed and insured. 383-5381 or
506-3297.


SEASONAL BAYFRONT COTTAGE with dock.
Turnkey furnished, beautiful view. No pets. $370/
week or $850/month. 794-5980.

GULFVIEW UPSTAIRS 3BR/2BA, screened porch.
Completely furnished. No pets. Available January
and February. 813-689-0925.

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.

ANNUAL RENTALS, SEVERAL to choose from. Big
ones, small ones and one just right for you. Mike
Norman Realty, 778-6696.

NORTH LONGBOAT KEY, 2BR/1.5BA furnished on
canal, private dock, beach access. No pets. Charm-
ing, quiet, old Florida. $925 annual, 383-9291.

ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 2BR/2BA. Holmes Beach
canalfront. No smoking, no pets. $1,500 per month
plus security deposit. 203-934-8596.

NICE 2BR/1 BA DUPLEX, north end of island. $1,350
seasonal, $675 annual, 779-1034.

100 FEET TO Gulf Beach with Gulf views. 3BR
ground-level home on dead-end street near every-
thing on Holmes Beach. $975 plus utilities and secu-
rity. Annual lease. 508-269-6441.

STEPS TO BEACH, annual rental. 2BR/1BA, heated
pool, cable, air conditioner, washer/dryer hook up.
Non-smoker, no pets. $750 month, first, last, deposit,
778-0100.

BAYFRONT DUPLEX, 1BR/1 BA annual unfurnished.
Dock privileges, no pets, nice neighborhood. $550
per month, $300 deposit. 322-2101.

SEASONAL 1BR FURNISHED, 100 yards to beach.
Available Jan. 17 to Mar. 1 and April 15 to May 15.
Call 779-1318.

DUPLEX FOR RENT or sale, annual or seasonal. 3
or 2BR/2.5BA garage, excellent condition. Call 941-
779-9074. Owner financing.

AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY, Holmes Beach
canalfront elevated home. Completely furnished,
newly decorated, 2BR/1BA. Private dock. Just three
short blocks from the beach. Prefer seasonal renters.
$2,500 month. 216 S. Harbor Dr. Call 813-971-1320
or 813-920-3845.


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SURF SIDE STUDIO 1BA $800 per month plus
assurity/security. Available now. Hurry, it won't last!
792-2779.
RUNAWAY BAY CONDO, 1BR/1BA with screened
porch overlooking pond. Community pool, tennis and
exercise facilities. Annual $700 month. SunCoast
Real Estate, 779-0202.
STUDIO APARTMENT WEEK of Feb. 19-26. $800.
778-2831 ask for Teddy.
ANNUAL RENTALS, 2BR/1 BA and large 1BR start-
ing at $525. For more information call Valerie Kruse,
778-6665. Wederbrock Real Estate.
CUTE GARAGE TOP apartment just steps to beach.
$550. For more information call Valerie Kruse, 778-
6665. Wederbrock Real Estate.
VILLAGE GREEN UNFURNISHED 2BR/2BA home
with garage. Available now, $1000 per month, first,
last, $500 security. Call Smith Realtors, 778-0770.
KEY ROYALE CANALFRONT annual 3BR/2BA
home with two-car garage. $1,100 plus utilities. Call
Smith Realtors, 778-0770.

LEASE OPTION AVAILABLE on trailer with extra
10 by 20 foot room. Newly renovated, nice, open,
bright. 416 Fourth St. in Sandpiper. Wood floors,
vaulted ceiling, washer/dryer. Lease for $1,500 per
month (three months) 100 percent of rent applies
to purchase price of $18,500 at closing. 778-4523
or 800-977-0803.

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA DUPLEX, washer/dryer hook-up.
covered parking, newly renovated, no pets, two
blocks to beach. 2415W Avenue C. $700 month,
$700 deposit. 778-6387.
ANNUAL 1Bi 'FURNISHED duplex at 5625 Gulf Dr.,
Folmes Beach. $600 per month plus $300 security
includes water and garbage fees. 778-5114.
3BR/2BA KEY ROYALLE. Dock, screened lanai,
double garage. Furnished or unfurnished, annual or
monthly. 779-2649 evenings.
SEASONAL FURNISHED 1BR upstairs apartment,
Holmes Beach. Cable, microwave, washer/dryer, all
utilities included. Block to beach, $1,400 month, 407-
846-8741.
BEAUTIFUL GULFFRONT VIEWS, tropical, 3BR/
2BA fireplace. $3,000 Dec., Jan., $4,000 Feb.,
March, April, 2001. Jan, April 2000, $750/$1,000
week. 795-6833.
MONTH OF FEBRUARY, 2BR Bradenton Beach
condo, fully furnished including linens. Across from
beach. Pool. $600 week. 778-1754.
SERENE BAYFRONT 2BR/1 BA cottage, one block to
Gulf beach. Circa 1926. Beautiful Florida pine through-
out. Washer/dryer, air, new bathroom. Charming.
Annual $900 month, security. Dock also available. 112
11th St. S., Bradenton Beach, 504-5711.


VACATION RENTALS 2BR apartments across form
beautiful beach $450 per week. Winter dates still
available. Almost Beach Apartments 778-2374.
LOVELY FURNISHED 2BR/2BA half duplex, Holmes
Beach. Close to bay, beach, shops, restaurants.
$1,700 month March, April, May 2000 or winter 2001.
778-0644.

FEBRUARY CONDO RENTAL, Gulffront complex,
2BR/2BA, heated pool, Jacuzzi, beach, tennis. Avail-
able Feb. 12-29 due to cancellation. 794-8877.



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, Bro-
ker. 383-1717 or 720-3200.

BIMINI BAYFRONT, beautiful southeasterly open
view. 12 by 65 dock, 11,000-lb. lift, pool and more.
Principals only call 953-6897 to see this 2800 plus sq.
ft. single story home. $429,000.

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.

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

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

CANAL FRONT HOME, Key Royale. 3BR/2BA, two-
car garage, pool, 15,000 lb. boat lift on deep-water
canal. House completely updated along with all new
appliances. $329,000. Call 941-915-2432 or 941-
545-6821.BOXBOXBOX

NORTHERN TIP OF Anna Maria, great neighbor-
hood. 2BR/1BA, lanai, garage, central air. New roof,
stove, carpet, vinyl. 85x100 lot. New paint in and out.
Move in condition. $144,900. 792-8747.


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1/2 ELEVATED DUPLEX, by owner. $158,900. Holmes
Beach. 2BR/2BA, large living room, and spacious eat-in
kitchen with all appliances, washer/dryer included. Carport
and storage area, screened porch and sundeck. 1.5 blocks
to beach. Call 778-1821 for appointment.

DUPLEX, NORTH HOLMES BEACH, very large,
2BR/2BA and 1BR/1BA. Fireplace, dock, fully up-
dated. 795-0413, $198,500.

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.

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778-3143.

PRIME WATERFRONT LOCATION with boat dock and
lush tropical screened pool and lanai. Walk everywhere.
2BR/2BA, fireplace, workroom, garage,. 778-6177.

SALE BY ORIGINAL owner, Westbay Point and
Moorings. 2BR/2BA, furnished, extras. Ground level,
redecorated. $180,000. 941-778-1827.

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floor. To be sold with adjoining property
which is 3BR/2BA home. Total of 80 by
100 ft., Gulffront, zoned C-2. Presently
rented seasonally, turnkey furnished.
$850,000. Lynn Hostetler 778-4800.
MLS40129


PRICED TO SELL One block to Gulf
.. .beaches. One cottage, plus fourplex.
F1 1 Cottage has 2BR/1BA each unit in
fourplex.had 1BR/1BA. All are annual
rentals or could be seasonal. Call lister
for details. $349,900. Ed Oliveira 778-
4800, eves 778-1751. MLS41886



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for December ... Ed Oliveira
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4BR plus den/3BA, living, dining rooms, private dock,
backyard with deck, three patios. Great view with
cathedral ceilings and skylights. 2250 sq. ft. Tennis
and pools. Asking 183,000. Call 778-5847.

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able on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of
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THE ISLANDER M JAN. 19, 2000 0 PAGE 35


HISTORIC ANNA MARIA HOME
415 SPRING: The Clay House is back on the market and this
time the owner is very serious about selling. The Clay House is
a 3BR/2BA with a single carport and sits on one and one-half
lots measuring 78 X 145. Built in 1910 (see above photo), 1954
and 1994. Asking 1997 price of $219,000.
Doug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, FI 34216
Phone & Fax: (941)778-1222
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613 Ivanhoe Lane ......... $675,000
726 Key Royale Dr ........ $649,000
4915 Gulf Drive CP!..... $569,000
516 75th Street............. $539,000
618 No.Point Harbor .... NEW $535,000
621 Ivanhoe Lane .......... $525,000
407 20th Place ... REDUCED $439,000
527 72nd Street ..................... $399,000
221 Bird Key Dr........... $425,000
517 74th Street............ $362,000
525 68th Street .................. $339,900
541 67th Street ........ NEW $329,000
607 Emerald Lane REDUCED$269,000
507 69th Street............ NEW $279,000
237 Oak Ave ................... $198,500


Richard Freeman WATERFRONT
Realtor AND ISLAND CONDOS:
Gulf Place Condo ... REDUCED $329,995
.. Mariners Cove.......... NEW $289,000
4706 61st Ave Dr ......... $250,000
Bayou Condo .............. $119,900
Alan Galletto
Realtor ISLAND HOMES:
254 Gladiolus.. REDUCED $319,000
701 North Shore Dr. ... CP $293,000
114 Maple ................ CP $289,000
207 Periwinkle .............. $224,900
Tom Nelson 203 76th St ................ $219,900
Realtor
2409 Avenue A (lot) ...... $199,000
455 62nd St .................... $77,900

DUPLEXES/TRIPLEXES
MULTI FAMILY PROPERTIES:
Nick Patsios 101 25th St ................ $549,000
Broker/Salesperson
107 75th St.. REDUCED$465,000
203 76th St .................. $219,900

MAINLAND:
2418 90th Street NW...... $3,195,000
Rebecca Samler 10324 Spoonbill Road .. NEW $215,900
Rebecca Samler
Realtor 508 Woodstork Circle ............. $158,900
938 Sandpiper Circle........... $125,500
882 Audubon ................ $111,900
S1411 56th Street W ........ $79,500

COMMERCIAL
Chris Shaw
Realtor PROPERTIES
:- 812 North Bay Blvd .. NEW$879,000
5704 Marina Drive ........ $399,000
310 Pine Ave... REDUCED$294,500
510 7th Street ............. $139,000
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3BR/2BA home on deep-water canal with direct access to
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ANNA MARIA'S BEST BUY!
This great elevated home in the heart of Anna Maria
is close to everything! 2BR/2BA and lots of storage
downstairs. Nice family neighborhood in walking
distance to the beach. Just reduced to $169,900.
Separate deeded boat slip with direct bay access
also available. HOME WITH BOAT SLIP
$174,900.

NORTH END OF ISLAND
This immaculate home is just steps to the bay, 2BR/
2BA on nice size lot. Large Florida room, eat-in
kitchen and garage are just a few of this home's
many inviting features. Just listed at $179,000.
ISLAND LIVING
This lovely canalfront home features a casual open
floor plan with a large tiled Florida room overlook-
ing the water. 2BR/2BA, large kitchen with break-
fast nook and bay window. Don't miss this delight-
ful home on a great street. Just listed at $229,500.
LAKE LA VISTA CANALFRONT
This well built elevated home is on two large
canalfront lots on the north end of Anna Maria.
Unlimited potential here to expand or knock down
for two great canalfront lots. 228 ft. on the water.
This one won't last! Offered at $329,000.
ISLAND'S BEST WALKING BEACH
This great family beach house is just steps to the
Island's best walking beach. Large rooms and open
floor plan make this an exceptional second home
with great rental history. Complete with caged pool.
Just listed.at $295,000.
CANALFRONT LOT
Walk to the beach from your new home built on this
large lot in Anna Maria City! 75 by 140 feet with
seawall, no bridges with direct bay access. Build
your dream home here! Just listed at $149,000.

r1 Call Ken Jackson at 778-6986
Agnes Tooker 778-5287
MLS Bill and Larae Regis 779-1858


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No. 0139


PLAYING FAVORITES
BY CHARLES M. DEBER / EDITED BY WILL SHORT


ACROSS
1 "I Enjoy Being
-" (Rodgers
and
Hammerstein
tune)
6 Ballpark figure
follower
10 Yearof
Christopher
Columbus's
death
14 Discountenance
19 See 8-Down
20 The U.S. has a
Great one
21 Home of ancient
Persepolis
22 Third-largest
asteroid
23 Jerry & Sharon's
favorite building
material?
25 Larry & Carrie's
favorite bird?
27 Atlantic food
fishes
28 Above ground?
30 Weep for
31 "Yikes!"
32 Habit
33 Twining plant
stem
34 Disheveled
37 John & Nancy's
favorite
miscreant?
40 Member of the
clerge
44 Van -
administration
45 Ravel's "La-- "
46 How some films
are viewed

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48 Belfast grp.
49 List maintainers
51 Too precious
53 Young one
54 Reason for
detention,
maybe
56 Curt & Bill's
favorite parts of
dams?
59 Mouth that
doesn't talk
61 Skyline parts
63 Big name in
bonding
64 Miami and
others
65 Conversation
pieces
66 Loud mouths
67 One way to meet
68 Red Guard's
movement
69 Express
70 Long-eared pet
71 Washington
product
72 Gene & Eliot's
favorite vacation
area?
74 Mail carriers'
paths: Abbr.
77 Person who
makes calls
78 Rocker in a
lullaby
80 Tavern sign
abbr.
82 Fronton shout
83 Sci-fi villain
85 "Whoopee!"
87 Commingle
89 States under
Stalin: Abbr.
90 Hank &Gail's
favorite
weather?


93 Far from shy
94 Make the grade?
96 Hearty hello
97 Kind of
language
98 Ascetic of old
101 Given to gab
102 Hustled, e.g.
105 Karen & Jaclyn's
favorite worker?
107 Grant & George
Washington's
favorite artisan?
110 Place in a
Pullman
11l Converse
competitor
112 Wagon part
113 1969 Beau
Bridges film.
when doubled
114 Paul Klee or
Max Frisch, e.g.
115 Thumb one's
nose at
116 Doesn't keep
117 Dr. Sattler of
"Jurassic Park"
DOWN
I Pres. appointee
2 Irving hero
3 Langston
Hughes poem
4 Did more than
edit
5 Shelley &
Learned's
favorite writing
style?
6 Prefix in
medicine
7 Essex
contemporaries
8 With 19-Across,
California city
9 Mrs.--cow
10 N.H.L.
Hall-of-Famer
Stan


11 Hardlyserious
writing
12 Place for a
rooster
13 Like
Paderewski's
Minuet
14 Of interest to
Audubon
15 Sully
16 Flushing
Meadow
stadium name
17 British carbine
18 Trophy won by
10-Down, 1967
and 1968
24 Rat
26 Plays footsie
29 "The West
Wing" co-star
33 Louis-Dreyfus's
"Seinfeld" role
34 Aaron's 2,297
35 It's all around
you
36 Giinter &
Dennis's
favorite drink?
37 Longtime
Hungarian
leader Kadar
38 Therewithal
39 White-collar
crook
41 Alexander
Graham &
Timothy's
favorite
garment?
42 Weatherworn
43 Norse poems
45 Glens
47 Many-sided
problems
50 Either Zimbalist
51 One maybe
roasting on an
open fire


52 Huntsman
Center
team
55 Turn into a
brat?
57 Pooh-pooh
58 Merde-
(Mont
Blanc
feature)
60 Bird that gets
down
62 Net gain?
64 Girl in Eliot's
"Romola"
65 Star and Sun,
e.g.


66 Cost to cross
67 Not
well-thought-out
68 French brandies
69 News clip
70 Twig broom
72 Yells "Heads
up!" at
73 1-80 runs
through it
75 Whiffenpoofs
76 Likely to turn
on?
79 Charlotte-
(sponge cake
desserts)


81 Larry & 97 Sits tight
Nicolas's 98 Withdraws
favorite pet
item? 99 Great deal
84 Views 100 It may cover an
Indian
85 Regretful one of Ind
song 101 Room to move
86 Fight to keep the 102 One who isn't
faith swift
88 Kind of race 103 Good opponent?
91 Hypothetical 104 Slicersite
92 Move down the 106 Like some
runway scientists
93 Anjou 108 Tic-tac-toe loser
alternative 109 104-Down
95 Signs of life request


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PERICO BAY CLUB Condo with a view! Second
floor 2BR/2BA. Perfect sunsets over the bay!
Short walk to heated pool/spa. $112,900. Rose
Schnoerr 778-2261. MLS#42248












TARA GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB Full Class A
equi mty emters.rip in.,:uded with this deluxe 3BR/2BA
condo WVronerlul .lae '.iew from lanai. $112,900.
Doug rJewcomer 778.2261. MLS#40174





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KEY WEST STYLE WATERFRONT 3BR/2BA home
in Terra Ce'3 'at'.ana .,h BBQ pit, boathouse with
r,,:Li r..i:.-:i.:.r caied negated pool and spa. 1.5acres.
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Laura McGeary
Buffalo, NY


ANNA MARIA ISLAND Bay Palms 3BR/2BA home
with two-car garage and boat dock. Roof approximately
four years. Views of yacht basin from living room.
$209,000. Noreen Roberts 778-2261. MLS#39205


WESTBAY ESTATES 3BR/2BA pool/spa home
with fenced yard. Great family area close to
schools and shopping. Family room and wet bar.
$149,900. Chard Winheim 778-2261. MLS#41483


Noreen Roberts
Cleveland, OH


Shella Kidd
Middletown, OH


BRIARWOOD BEAUTY! Immaculate 4E
home on lake with fireplace, large family
and eat-in kitchen. Near 1-75. $149,900.
Kidd 778-2261. MLS#41549


UNIQUE HOLMES BEACH HOME zoned
Total of 5BR/3BA, located on two lots on
Registered dock with two sailboat slips. $3
Rose Schnoerr 778-2261. MLS#40735


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